English Books

BLOOMFIELD, Nathaniel. An Essay on War, In Blank Verse; Honington Greek, A Ballad; The Culprit, An Elegy; and other poems on various subjects. Printed for Thos. Hurst,...and Vernor and Hood...by P. Gedge, Bury. 1803. First Edition.
xxviii, [4], 96pp. With half-title and engraved frontispiece. Uncut in original publisher's two tone paper boards. Rubbed, with some loss to spine and soiling to boards. Weak sewing. From the library of Anne and F.G. Renier, with their bookplate to FEP.
Price
£ 100.00
BLOOMFIELD, Robert. Rural Tales, Ballads, and Songs. Printed for Vernor and Hood...by T. Bensley. 1802. First Edition.
xi, [3], 105pp, [1]. With half-title and engraved portrait frontispiece. Victorian mauve calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed to extremities, joints, browning to spine. Bookplates of Charles James Fox Bunbury, William Carr, and the Nowell-Smiths to front endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed 'Henry William Bunbury, 1802, From the Author' to head of half-title.
Price
£ 750.00
BOWLES, Rev. W. Lisle. The Picture; Verses Written in London. May 1803, Suggested by A Magnificent Landscape of Rubens, in possession of Sir George Beaumont. Printed by W. Bulmer. 1803. First Edition.
20pp. Later paper boards, rubbed and faded. Some creasing, neat repair to half-title, loss to gutter margin of final leaf. John Sparrow's copy, with his book label to FEP.
Price
£ 250.00
BOWLES, Reverend W.L.. Sonnets, and Other Poems...to which is added, Hope, an allegorical sketch on recovering slowly from sickness.. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies.... 1800. Seventh Edition.
xi, [1], 180pp. With half-title, frontispiece and three further engraved plates. [Bound uniformly with} Poems, Vol II. London, Printed for T. Cadell...., 1801. First Edition. [8], 165pp, [1]. With four engraved plates. Finely bound in contemporary calf, contrasting morocco lettering and volume number pieces, gilt with greek key roll to boards. A trifle rubbed. Contemporary ink inscriptions of Sarah Bonynge to head of each title, further inscription of Barbara Fanshawe to each FFEP.
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£ 200.00
BOYCE, Gilbert. A Serious Reply to the Rev. Mr John Wesley in Particular, and to the People Called Methodists. In General; in Much Love and Christian Friendship Recommended to his and Their Very Serious Consideration. Printed By C. Prestom. 1770. First Edition.
[2],ix,[1],188pp. Contemporary half calf over blue marbled papers (in the style typically manufactured by the ladies of Fulnek). Rubbed, with some spliting to spine, chipping to head and foot, and loss to top layer of paper. Contemporary ink inscription of William Daniels to FEP, lacks RFEP.
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£ 400.00
BOYD, Rev. Henry. The Penance of Hugo, A Vision on the French Revolution. In the manner of Dante. In Four Canots. Written on the occasion of the Death of Nicolas Hugo de Basseville, Envoy from the French Republic at Rome, January 14, 1793. Translated from the original Italian of Vincenzo Monti into English verse with two additional cantos. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme. 1805. First Edition.
xi, [1], 180pp. Uncut in original publisher's (somewhat small) two tone paper boards, paper lettering-piece. Worn, with loss to spine and heavy rubbing to boards. Some soiling, dog-earing to page edges.
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£ 100.00
BRAYLEY, Edward Wedlake. HERBERT, William. Syr Reginalde; Or, The Black Tower. A Romance of the Twelfth Century. With Tales and other poems. Printed by J. Swan...for Vernor and Hood. 1803. First Edition.
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£ 75.00
BROWNE, Rev. Thomas. Poems on Several Occasions. Printed for Vernor & Hood by R. & W. Dean. 1800. First Edition.
xxviii, 179pp, [1]. With engraved portrait frontispiece. Nineteenth-century half-calf over marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, with loss at head of spine. Light offsetting to title, else a remarkably crisp copy.
Price
£ 275.00
BURNET, Gilbert. A Vindication of the Authority, Constitution, and Laws of the Church and State of Scotland. In Four Conferences. Wherein the Answer to the Dialogues betwixt the Conformist and the Non-con-formist, is examined. By Robert Sanders, Printer to the City, and University. 1673. First Edition.
[26], 102, 133-362, [2], 125pp, [1]. Victorian blue half-morocco over marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Marbled endpapers. Spine varnished, causing some rubbing and splitting to joints/extremities. Bookplate of L.A. Law Library to FEP. Small hole to printer's device, else a crisp copy.
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£ 350.00
BURNET, Gilbert. Some Letters, Containing An Account of what seemed most Remarkable in Travelling through Switzerland, Italy, Some parts of Germany, &c. In the Years 1685 and 1686. Written by G. Burnet, D.D. to the Hoble. R.B.....To which is added, an Appendix, containing some Remarks on Switzerland and Italy, writ by a Person of Quality, and communicated to the Author. Printed for Abraham Acher. 1687. Second Edition, Corrected, and Altered in some places by the Author.
[24], 336pp, [Bound with:] Three Letters Concerning the Present State of Italy, Written in the Year 1687. I. Relating to the Affair of Molinos, and the Quietists. II. Relating to the Inquisition, and the State of Religion. III. Relating to the Policy and Interests of some of the States of Italy. Being A Supplement to Dr. Burnets Letters. [London?]. [s.n.], Printed in the Year 1688. [16], 191pp, [1]. Handsomely bound in contemporary speckled, panelled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Chip to hear of spine, slight cracking to joints, else a fine copy. Contemporary ink inscription of 'Edmd. Hickman (?) Ejus Lib.' to FEP.
Price
£ 375.00
BURNET, Thomas. Poems on Various Subjects. Printed by Oliver & Co. 1802.
[iii]-xx, 115pp, [1]. With extra-engraved title page, without half-title. Contemporary half-sheep over marbled boards. Rubbed, with some loss to foot of spine. Foxing and occasional soiling throughout, tears to gutter margin of preliminaries.
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£ 175.00
BURNET, Thomas. The Sweets of Solitude, and Other Poems.. Printed for the Author by Wilks and Grafton and Published by C. Law. 1807. First?.
[4], 88pp.With half-title and three terminal leaves a subscriber's list. Uncut later blue paper wraps. Bookplate removed from verso of front wrap. A little damp-staining to gutter margin of title, else fine.
Price
£ 200.00
CAMPBELL, Alexander. The Grampians desolate: A poem. Printed By John Moir...for Vernor and Hood, London: And Manners and Miller, Edinburgh. 1804. First Edition.
vii, [1], 316pp, [4]. With half-title and terminal 'Prospectus of a new agricultural institution, or fund of aid for waste land cultivators. Dated London, April 16th 1804.' Finely bound in contemporary half mottled calf over marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt, flat-spine with subtle blind-stamped grecian urn devices to compartments. A fine copy. Small booklabel to J.O. Edwards to FEP. Presentation copy, inscribed 'To Hawkins Browne Esqr, M.P. from the Author' to head of half-title.
Price
£ 750.00
CAMPBELL, Thomas. Gertrude of Wyoming; A Pennsylvanian Tale. And Other Poems. Printed by T. Bensley....for the Author, by Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1809. First Edition.
[4], 134pp. Contemporary speckled half-calf over marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. But for slight rubbing to marbled boards, a fine copy, with an original footnote relating to the Gaelic word Pelloch (p.8) pasted beneath the FEP.
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£ 150.00
CANNING,T.. The Wedding and Bedding: Or, John Bull and His Bride Fast Asleep. A Satirical Poem. Containing, An History of the Happy Pair, From Their Infancy to the Present Period. With Reasons for, and Means Used, to Accomplish Their Union.... Printed By Sidney and Evans...for J.S. Jordan.. [1800]. First Edition.
55pp, [1]. With two terminal advertisement leaves. Uncut in original publisher's stitched paper wraps. Slightly rubbed, with loss to spine, else a fine unsophisticated copy.
Price
£ 600.00