Literature

[BARNARD, R]. The Leisure Hour Improved; Or Moral Miscellanies, In Prose and Verse, Original and Selected. Printed and Sold by William Smith. 1809. First Edition.
192pp. With woodcut frontispiece, title vignette. Finely bound in contemporary half calf over marbled boards, gilt. A trifle rubbed, else a fine copy. Ink inscription of 'Elizabeth Lidgett, 1830' to blank-fly.
Price
£ 100.00
[BIBLE- N.T. English]. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Translated Out of the Original Greek: And with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, By His Majesties Special Command. Printed at the Clarendon Press, By Dawson, Bensley and Cooke. 1806.
[432]pp. Contemporary straight-grain navy morocco, with gilt fillet to boards and elaborate gilt in compartments to spine, each with central sunburst device. A.E.G. Marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed, with a little bumping to corners. Small printing flaw to B1, and some paper adhesion to G4, each causing slight loss to text but without loss of sense.
Price
£ 200.00
[BUNBURY, Henry William]. Tales of the Devil, from the Original Gibberish of Professor Lumpwitz, S.U.S. and C.A.C. in the University of Snoringberg. Printed and Sold by G. Ingram...Sold also by T. Egerton. 1801. First Edition.
57pp, [1]. With engraved frontispiece and four further plates by Bunbury. Recent calf-backed marbled boards, gilt. Top fore-corner of title torn away, laid down. Some substantial damp-marking at gutter margin, affecting text and plates.
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£ 250.00
[DIBDIN, Charles. The Elder].. The Lion and the Water-Wagtail: A Mock Heroic Poem, in three cantos. By Castigator. Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones.. 1809. First Edition.
[4], 174pp, [2]. With terminal advertisement leaf. Uncut in original publisher's blue paper boards, rebacked. Boards somewhat rubbed, some light soiling to page edges. Bookplate of Percival F. Hinton to FEP. Ink inscriptions to FEP and title, the latter mostly rubbed away.
Price
£ 175.00
[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
[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.
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£ 300.00
[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
[KNIGHT, Ellis Cornelia]. Dinarbas; a Tale: Being a Continuation of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia.. T. Cadell,Jun, and W Davies.. 1800. Fourth Edition.
xii, 309pp [1]. Contemporary speckled calf, decorative spine, contrasting red morocco lettering piece, gilt. Slightly rubbed with a little surface loss and tiny ink spot to spine, very minor occasional foxing but a nice copy. Bottom corner torn away to margin of p.273.
Price
£ 75.00
[LEVER,Charles]. The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer. William Curry, Jun. And Company.. 1845.
xv, 343pp. Complete with engraved frontispiece, extra engraved title and all illustrations. Handsomely bound in contemporary tan straight-grain morocco, elaborate gilt decoration to spine with contrasting red morocco lettering piece and gilt titling. Marbled end papers and edging. Some rubbing to extremities and as often, illustrations heavily oxidized.
Price
£ 100.00