English Books

[FARISH, Charles]. Black Agnes, or the Defence of Dunbar by Agnes, Countess of March, in the year 1338. Printed for F.C. and J. Rivington...by Bye and Law. 1804. First Edition.
45pp, [1]. Disbound, final leaf reinforced to gutter margin. A little light damp-staining at end.
Price
£ 125.00
[FORBY, Robert?]. Pursuits of Agriculture; A Satirical Poem, in Three Cantos. With Notes.. Printed for John Joseph Stockdale, 1808-1810. 1808. First Edition.
Three volumes in one, with continuous pagination. 249pp, [1]. Contemporary half-morocco over marbled boards, gilt. Neatly rebacked, with original backstrip laid down. Slightly rubbed, fading to boards. ?Presentation inscription 'Mary Jane Mannings, the gift of The Revd. R. Fosby. 1810' to head of title
Price
£ 300.00
[GEDDES, Alexander]. Bardomachia Poema Macaronico-Latinum. Typis J. Crowderianis Impressum. 1800. First Edition.
14pp, [2]. With half-title and final leaf of errata. Recent marbled paper wraps, paper title label to upper wrap. Occasional annotations identifying characters within this neo-latin poem.
Price
£ 175.00
[GIFFORD, William]. An Heroic Epistle to Mr. Winsor, The Patentee of the Hydro-Carbonic Gas Lights, and Founder of the National Light and Heat Company. Printed for R. Spencer. 1808. First Edition.
[4], 18pp, [2]. With half-title. Uncut, stitched within recent marbled paper wraps.
Price
£ 300.00
[GRUBB, Sarah]. Some Account of the Life and Religious Labours of Sarah Grubb with an Appendix Containing an Account of Ackworth School, Observations on Christian Discipline, and Extracts from Many of Her Letters. Printed for R. Jackson. 1792. First Edition.
iv, [2], 435pp, [1]. Contemporary tan sheep, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Lightly rubbed, cracking to joints, loss to head of spine. Headband split. Nineteenth-century auction lot number pasted to spine. Inscriptions of several members of the Fryer family to endpapers, earlier bookplate removed. Printing flaw to Q2.
Price
£ 100.00
[HARDINGE, George]. The Editor, The Booksellers, and The Critic, An Eclogue. From No. XII of a Collection of Papers, Literary and Political, Entitled Chalmeriana.. [s.n.]. 1800.
27pp, [1]. Later paper wrappers, typed title label to upper wrap. Presentation copy, inscribed 'For J. Annesley Esq From the author' to head of title.
Price
£ 250.00
[HARDINGE, George]. The Filial Tribute. Printed By William Bulmer and Co.. 1807. First Edition.
[2], ii, 47pp, [1]. Uncut in original publisher's paper boards. Rubbed, with some loss to spine, extremities. Contemporary ink inscription of J.R. Flowers to FFEP, ink-stamp of the same to head of title.
Price
£ 300.00
[HAWKE, Martin]. Howell Wood; Or, The Raby Hunt, in Yorkshire. February, 1803. A New Hunting Song, to the Tune of "Ballynamonaora". Printed By Henry Reynell. 1804. First Edition.
8pp. Modern morocco backed buckram, with contrasting morocco title label, gilt, to upper board. Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester's copy, with his bookplate and small booklabel of J.O. Edwards to FEP.
Price
£ 250.00
[HENDERSON, George]. Petrarca: A Selection of Sonnets from Various Authors. With an introductory dissertation on the origin and structure of the sonnet.. Printed by and for C. and R. Baldwin. 1803. First Edition.
xl, 192pp. With engraved frontispiece and two further plates after drawings by the editor's brother. Handsomely bound in contemporary red half-morocco over paper boards, spine richly gilt. Spine slightly faded and very slightly rubbed, some spotting to plates, else a fine copy.
Price
£ 275.00
[HOLFORD, Margaret]. Wallace; Or, the Fight of Falkirk; A Metrical Romance. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies. 1809. First Edition.
viii, 248pp. Contemporary brown half russia, gilt, over blue paper boards. Slightly rubbed to extremities, thin cracks to both joints, bumping to corners. Armorial bookplate to FEP.
Price
£ 200.00
[HUDDESFORD, George]. Bonaparte; An Heroic Ballad: With a Sermon in its Belly, which that renowned warrior and most reverend theologian preached at his visitation of the good people of Egypt: with explanatory notes. By the Editor of Salmagundi. Printed for J. Hatchard. 1803. First Edition.
48pp. Disbound.
Price
£ 125.00
[IRELAND, William Henry]. Effusions of Love From Chatelar to Mary, Queen of Scotland. Transated from A Gallic Manuscript, In the Scotch College at Paris. Interspersed with songs, sonnets, and ntoes explanatory by the translator. To which is added, Historical Fragments, poetry, and remains of the amours, of that unfortunate princess. Printed for B. Crosby and Co.. 1808. Second Edition.
x, [2], 223pp, [1]. With half-title and engraved frontispiece. Uncut in original publisher's buff boards, paper lettering-piece. Rubbed, with some loss to base of spine. Lacks FFEP.
Price
£ 125.00
[JOHNSON, Samuel], NEWTON, A. Edward. Sale Catalogue of Dr. Johnson's Library. Elkin Matthews. 1925. Limited Edition.
[2], 3-11, [1], 28 plates reproducing an annotated copy of the original Christies' sale catalogue of Dr. Johnson's library. No. 23 of a signed limited edition of 250. Original blue paper boards. Lightly rubbed, spine repaired at head with slight loss to head and foot. With a vivacious essay on bibliography in general and Johnson in particular by A. Edward Newton, this scarce volume is particularly useful as a reproduction of the now almost unobtainable catalogue of the Christies' sale that dispersed Johnson's library in some 662 lots, ranging from the usual ancient classics, through a First Folio of Shakespeare (making a mere £1. 2s, although later bibliographical scholarship does reveal that Johnson's copy was heavily foodstained!) to literature from the pen of Johnson's contemporaries.
Price
£ 85.00
[LAKE ERIE]. Historischer Kalender Oder Der Hinkende Bot: Auf Das Jahr Christi 1843. Bei Carl Stampfli. 1843.
[72pp]. With woodcuts to text, and an additional folding woodcut plate. Stitched at spine, with blue paper reinforcement. Some creasing/splitting to spine, else a crisp copy, clipped to marginal top corner of first 12 leaves.
Price
£ 250.00
[LEYDEN, John]. Scottish Descriptive Poems; With some illustrations of Scottish Literary Antiquities. Printed by and for Mundell & Son. 1803. First Edition.
vi, [2], 255pp, [1]. With four terminal advertisement leaves. Finely bound in contemporary speckled calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed, a little cracking to joints and chipping to head of spine.
Price
£ 125.00