English Books

[PRAULT, Louis-Laurent]. Interesting Anecdotes of Henry IV. Of France, Containing Sublime Traits and Lively Sallies of Wit of That Monarch...Translated from the French. Printed for J. Debrett. [c.1792]. Second English Edition.
Two volumes. [viii], 205, [3]. [2], 224pp. With three pages of advertisements to Vol I. Contemporary tree-calf, gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Slightly rubbed, with chip to head of Vol II and small worm-holes to joints at foot of each volume.
Price
£ 250.00
[PSALTER. English], STERNHOLD, Thomas. HOPKINS, John.. The Whole Book of Psalms, Collected Into English Metre, By Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and Others; Conferred with the Hebrew... Printed for the Company of Stationers. 1787.
[128]pp. [Bound with:] [PSALTER] BRADY, N. TATE, N.. A New Version of the Psalms of David, Fitted to the Tunes Used in Churches. London. Printed by J. March and Son for the Company of Stationers, 1792. 237pp. Finely bound in deep navy blue morocco, gilt ruling to spine and boards, winged cherubim device to spine compartments. A.E.G. Marbled endpapers. Slight touching up to spine, else a fine copy of this unusual compilation of the two most popular English Psalters of the seventeenth- and eighteenth-centuries, Sternhold and Hopkins, and Brady and Tate.
Price
£ 250.00
[SAYERS, James]. Elijah's Mantle. [s.n.]. [c.1806]. Unauthorised edition.
Broadside, with drop-head title, text printed in two columns. Paper watermarked 1804. Trimmed at edges, not touching text. Pen trials to verso.
Price
£ 125.00
[SAYERS, James]. Elijah's Mantle: A Poem. Printed for John Joseph Stockdale. 1807. First Authorised Edition.
13pp, [1]. Stitched in recent paper wraps.
Price
£ 125.00
[SAYERS, James]. The Uti Possidetis. and Status Quo: A Political Satire. London. 1807. First Edition.
20pp. Stitched in recent paper wraps. Sporadic spotting to text.
Price
£ 125.00
[SCOTT, Walter]. [HILL, Thomas]. PRY, Peter. Marmion travestied; A Tale of Modern Times. Printed by G. Hazard...for Thomas Tegg. 1809. First Edition.
xix, [1], 56pp, 277pp, [1]. With half-title. Contemporary black calf, gilt. Rubbed, some browning to text.
Price
£ 200.00
[SCOTTISH AGRICULTURE]. A Farmer. A Letter to the Edinburgh Society concerning the method of managing outfield ground.. [s.n.]. 1763. First Edition.
19pp, [1]. Disbound, with original stab stitching holes evident. A2/3 biofolium detached. Marginal tear to title, without loss.
Price
£ 200.00
[SHIPWRECK]. A Narrative of the Loss of the Kent East Indiaman, By Fire, in The Bay of Biscay, on the 1st March, 1825. In a Letter to a Friend. By A Passenger. Printed for Waugh and Innes. 1825. Third Edition.
[iiii-v], vi, [7]-113pp, [7]. Contermporary tan calf, marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, by B.Hunt of Birmingham. Very slight rubbing, else a fine copy. John Drinkwater's copy, with his armorial bookplate and tipped in signature to FEP, and the signature of his wife Ellen to title page. Later bookplate of David Reginald Hay-Neave, colonial civil servant, also to FEP.
Price
£ 325.00
[SMEDLEY, Edward]. Erin. A Geographical and Descriptive Poem. Part I-[II]. Printed by Hamblin and Seyfang....for the Author; And sold by W. Ginger. 1810. First Edition.
[8], 16, 63pp, [25]. With folding hand-coloured map of Ireland as frontispiece, vignette engraving to title. Uncut in original publisher's blue paper boards, neatly rebacked with new paper lettering-piece. Rubbed, with slight loss to extremities, marking to boards, some marginal worming at end. Ink inscription of Ralph Baukes to FEP.
Price
£ 275.00
[STEWART, Charles Edward]. The Arguments (In Verse) of the Foxiad; An Historical Poem, In Ten Books, With Notes, and a Dedication to the Eulogist of Bonaparte. Printed by W. Stratford...Sold by Bickerstaff.... 1803. First London Edition.
30pp. Later paper wraps. Chipped to extremities, some foxing to title. Marginal loss to C3.
Price
£ 75.00
[VINCENT, John]. Fowling, A Poem (In Five Books) Descriptive of Grouse, Partridge, Pheasant, Woodcock, Duck, And Snipe Shooting. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies. 1808. First Edition.
[8], 150pp, [2]. Extra-illustrated with engraved title and 19 engraved plates, folding, from Howitt's British Sports. Exquisitely bound in contemporary green straight-grained morocco, elaborately decorated in gilt and blind, with double line and pointille borders enclosing several small tools. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G, attractively gauffered re-using some of the same small tools as used to boards. Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester's copy, with his bookplate to FEP. Lot ticket for the Christies sale of Gloucester's library in 2006 loosely inserted.
Price
£ 3,250.00
[WALPOLE, Horace]. The Mysterious Mother. A Tragedy. Printed for John Archer, William Jones, and Richard White. 1791.
x, [3], 6-102pp. Nineteenth-century green half-calf over marbled boards. Rubbing to extremities, chipping to lettering-piece. Bookplate of Nelson Matcham (Lord Nelson's nephew) to FEP.
Price
£ 200.00
[WARNER, Richard]. Rebellion in Bath: Or, the Battle of the Upper-Rooms: An Heroico-odico-tragico-comico Poem, In Two Cantos: By the late Peter Paul Pallet. Canto the First.... Printed for G. Wilkie and J. Robinson. 1808. First Edition.
[8], 74pp. With vignette to title. Uncut in recent calf-backed paper boards, with original title label (bearing price of 5s) affixed to upper board.
Price
£ 200.00
[WATSON-TAYLOR, George]. The Old Hag in a Red Cloak. A Romance. Inscribed to the Author of The Grim White Woman. [Printed for the author by Simon Gosnell]. 1801. First Authorised Edition.
16pp. Recent cloth-backed paper boards, gilt.
Price
£ 200.00
[WEYMOUTH]. The Weymouth Guide: Exhibiting the Ancient and Present State of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis; With a Description of Milton Abbey, Sherborne Castle, Lulworth Castle, the Island of Portland, and Every Other Place Worthy the Attention of Strangers who visit Weymouth. Embellished with a View of the Bay, and a Plan of Sandsfort Castle.. Printed for the Editor. Sold at the Library in St. Thomas's Street.... [1789]. Second Edition.
112pp. With lithographed frontispiece view of Weymouth Bay and an engraved folding plate of Sandsfoot Castle. Stitched within original marbled wraps. Slight creasing, some loss to spine. With the bookplate of Lord Walsingham to FEP.
Price
£ 350.00