English Books

WALLACE, Robert. Characteristics of the Present Political State of Great Britain. Printed for A. Millar. 1758. First Edition.
[4], 256pp. With half-title (misbound after unsigned B1). A crisp and handsome copy in contemporary calf, gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Very slight rubbing, small crack to head of spine at lower joint, else fine. With armorial bookplate of Sir Edmund Antrobus to FEP, light marginal marking to preliminaries.
Price
£ 250.00
WALLIS, Richard. The Happy Village. A Poem. Dedicated to the Honble. & Reverend the Trustees of the Late Lord Crewe.... Printed and Sold By John Paxton. 1802. First Edition.
[2], 20pp. Title page engraved, with large copper-engraved vignette from the workshop of Thomas Bewick. Finely bound in antique style calf-backed marbled boards, vellum tipped corners, gilt. Thomas Davidson's copy, with his ink inscription to FEP and title, bookplate to FEP.
Price
£ 1,000.00
WATKINS, William. The Fall of Carthage. A Tragedy. First presented at The Theatre, Whitby. With Additions and Corrections.. C. Law...London. Printed by Thomas Webster, Whitby. 1802. First Edition..
68pp, [4]. Without the half-title, with subscriber's list to two terminal leaves. Recent half calf over cloth, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. With short manuscript notes on the life of the author to verso of title.
Price
£ 175.00
WATSON, Rev. John.. [Proofs of the Engraved Plates and Vignettes from Memoirs of the Ancient Earls of Warren and Surrey and their Descendants to the Present Time...]. [s.n.]. [C.1780].
42 plates on leaves numbered to 43, lacking 28 and with 31 detached but present, followed by 33 vignette engravings and initial letter alphabets tipped on to leaves 44-53. Contemporary red half-morocco over marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. Rubbed, with some loss to extremities and surfaces. Ink inscription of Bateman Robson, 1782, to verso of FFEP, other ink inscriptions on the same page and fly-leaves scratched out.
Price
£ 350.00
WEBB, John. Haverhill, a Descriptive Poem, and Other Poems. Printed for the Author and sold by J. Nunn. 1810. First Edition.
6, [18], 119pp, [1]. Uncut in original publisher's two tone blue paper boards, paper lettering-piece to spine. Rubbed, with loss to foot of spine and a little cracking to joints. FFEP excised, tear to REP, ink inscription of 'Thomas Iveson Frost...1823' to FEP.
Price
£ 250.00
WRANGHAM, Francis. The Raising of Jairus' Daughter; A Poem....To which is annexed a short memoir, interspersed with a few Poetical Productions of the late Caroline Symmons. Printed for J. Mawman.... 1804. First Edition.
viii, 45pp, [3]. With engraved portrait and terminal advertisement leaf. Original publisher's light blue paper wraps. Slightly rubbed to spine, stab holes to joint, some sporadic browning to text. Newspaper clipping advertising the publication of this volume tipped to blank fly.
Price
£ 300.00
YOUNG, Edward. The Last Day. A Poem. In Three Books. Printed and Sold by J. Heydon. 1802.
61pp, [2]. Contemporary tree-calf. Neatly rebacked, original morocco lettering-piece laid down. Somewhat tightly bound at gutter, occasional marking, ink inscription removed from title.
Price
£ 125.00
YOUNGE, Charlotte M.. The Trial: More Links of the Daisy Chain. Macmillan and Co.. 1868. 4th Edition.
xi, 439pp, 61. with advertisment leaves at end. Illustrated frontisepiece and three black and white illustrations. Ink inscription to F.F.E.P. Original publishers cloth spine over boards with gilt titling. Some rubbing to extremities. Clean internally, partially unopened, one gathering slightly protruding at foot and another at head, both remain strongly attached.
Price
£ 50.00
[ACTS - K. William III]. Anno Regni Gulielmi III. Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae & Hiberniae...[An Act for the better Security of His Majesties Royal Person and Government]. Printed By Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, deceas'd; Printers to the Kings most Excellent Majesty. 1696.
[2], 551-566pp, [2]. With terminal blank. Uncut and stitched as issued, housed within buckram-backed marbled folding folio, title label to upper board. Some marginal creasing and marking.
Price
£ 300.00
[ALMANACKS]. [Eight Almanacks issued for the year 1797].
The Gentleman's Diary, Or the Mathematical Repository; An Almanack... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1797. 48pp. The Ladies' Diary: or Woman's Almanack.. London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1797]. 46pp, [i.e. 48pp]. MOORE, Francis. Vox Stellarum: Or, A Loyal Almanack for the Year of Human Redemption 1797... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1797. 48pp. PARTRIDGE, John. Merlinus Liberatus. Being An Almanack for the Year of our Redemption... [1797]. London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1787. 48pp. Old Poor Robin. An Almanack. London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1797]. 48pp. SEASON, Henry. Speculum Anni: or, Season on the Seasons... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1797]. 48pp. WING, Tycho. [Greek Title] or, an Almanack... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1797]. 48pp. WHITE, Robert. [Greek Title], The Coelestial Atlas; or, A New Ephemeris... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1797]. 48pp. Finely bound in contemporary red morocco, gilt. A.E.G.. Printed vellum page-markers indicating the beginning of each almanac. Marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, else fine.
Price
£ 500.00
[ALMANACKS]. [Ten Almanacks Issued for the year 1781].
The Gentleman's Diary, Or the Mathematical Repository; An Almanack... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1781. 48pp. The Ladies' Diary: or Woman's Almanack... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1781]. 48pp. MOORE, Francis. Vox Stellarum: Or, A Loyal Almanack for the Year of Human Redemption 1781... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1781. 48pp. PARTRIDGE, John. Merlinus Liberatus. Being An Almanack for the Year of our Redemption, 1781... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1781]. 48pp. Parker's Ephemeris, For the Year of Our Lord 1781... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1781]. [48pp]. Old Poor Robin. An Almanack... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1781. 48pp. SAUNDERS, Richard. The English Apollo: Or, Useful Companion... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1781]. 48pp. SEASON, Henry. Speculum Anni: or, Season on the Seasons... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1781]. 48pp. WING, Tycho. [Greek Title] or, an Almanack.... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1781]. 48pp. ESTC lists only the British Library copy. WHITE, Robert. [Greek Title], The Coelestial Atlas; or, A New Ephemeris... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1781]. 47pp, [1]. Finely bound in contemporary red morocco, gilt. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G.. Printed vellum page-markers indicating the beginning of each almanac. Marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, spine, cracking to upper joint, else fine. Modern ink inscription of G.A.R. Onslow to head of blank fly-leaf. Very occasional shaving.
Price
£ 500.00
[ANON.]. A Satirical Epistle in Verse, addressed to the Poet Laureate on his Carmen Seculare, constaining strictures on modern times and characters. Printed by D.N. Shury...and sold by J. Ginger. 1801. First Edition.
xvi, 46pp. Disbound, largely untrimmed, with original stab holes to gutter margins. Light soiling to title and final leaf, ink-stamps of the Mercantile Library, PA to title and occasionally to text.
Price
£ 250.00
[ANON.]. An Epistle to a Lady. Printed and Published by William Horseman. [1808]. First Edition.
ix, [3], 40pp. With half title printed to recto and title to verso of first leaf. With a folding hand-coloured frontispiece caricature plate depicting Canning wielding a javelin over the Duke of York, half-man and half skeleton, in the arms of his mistress. Disbound. Soiling to half-title and final leaf, which also has a little tearing.
Price
£ 225.00
[ANON.]. An Imitation of the Eighth Satire of Juvenal, Addressed to the Rising Nobility and Gentry of the United Kingdoms. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies. 1804. First Edition.
[4], 94, *95-*96, 95-168pp. With half-title. Recent antique-style calf backed marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Title trimmed at fore-edge. Ink stamp of the Mercantile Library, Philadelphia, to title and occasionally to text. Very occasional inked corrections or additions to text.
Price
£ 150.00
[ANON.]. Peter and Aesop, A St. Gile's Eclogue. Printed for Murray and Highley...by Davis, Wilks, and Taylor. 1800. First Edition.
vii, [1], 38pp. With half-title. Disbound.
Price
£ 250.00