English Books - 1801 onwards

PARK, T[homas]. Sonnets, and other Small Poems.. Published by Vernor & Hood. 1803. Second Edition.
vi, [2], 120pp. With engraved title page and five further engraved plates. Uncut in original publisher's boards, somewhat naively rebacked with white paper. Rubbed, some staining to boards and text/plates, several quires detaching.
Price
£ 100.00
PATTON, Philip. The natural defence of an insular empire, earnestly recommended; with a sketch of a plan, to attach real seamen to the service of their country. Printed by T. Skelton. 1810. First edition.
[2], viii, [2], 102pp. With a folding table showing a short view of the time each sea-officer presided at the admiralty since 1751. Later half red morocco, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Some wear to boards, heavy rubbing to spine. Light marginal browning throughout, otherwise internally clean and crisp, a very good copy.
Price
£ 475.00
PEACOCK, Thomas Love. Gryll Grange. By the Author of 'Headlong Hall'. Parker, Son, & Bourn. 1861. First Edition.
viii, 316pp, [4]. With 4pp advertisements to rear. Publisher's original maroon cloth, gilt spine, boards decorated in blind. Rubbed, some bumping to corners. Spine slightly faded and cocked. Contemporary ink inscription of Miss Hall to FFEP.
Price
£ 150.00
PEACOCK, Thomas Love. Maid Marian. Printed for T. Hookham [and Carpenter]. 1822. First Edition.
[4], 262pp. Contemporary full calf, gilt to spine and borders, contrasting maroon morocco title labels. Rubbed, with some loss to head of spine and joints.
Price
£ 450.00
PEACOCK, Thomas Love. The Genius of the Thames: a Lyrical Poem.. T. Hookham. 1810. First Edition.
vii, [1], 147pp, [1]. With half-titles. Victorian tan half-calf, gilt, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed, with loss to head of spine. Ink-dated author obituary clippings pasted to blank-fly, four small mount-holes cut to half title; combined with the indentation on the following leaves suggestive that this once held a Carte de Visite of the author. Some glue residue to gutter of title. Leaf C5 bound before C4.
Price
£ 400.00
PEACOCK, Thomas Love. The Misfortunes of Elphin. Published By Thomas Hookham. 1829. First Edition.
[8], 240pp. Nineteenth-century tan calf, gilt, with contrasting red and green morocco lettering-pieces, by Riviere. T.E.G., all others uncut. With original drab wraps bound in at end. Upper joint lightly rubbed, with marking to upper board. Bookplates of Edith Barbara Tranter and John A. Spoor to FEP.
Price
£ 350.00
PERING, Richard. A Reply to Some Strictures in the Quarterly Review, (No. XIX.) On Indian-Built Ships; to which are Annexed, Economical recommendations for Effectually Preserving the British Navy, on the Return of Peace, Whereby Millions of Money May be Saved..... Printed and Published By Congdon and Hearle. 1814. First Edition.
[4], 62pp. Recent paper boards. Presentation copy, with a slightly shaved inscription 'J.D. Thomson from the author', presumably John Deas Thomson (1763-1838), Accountant-General to the Royal Navy. Title slightly soiled.
Price
£ 200.00
POWELL, Thomas. Emma, Or, The Baculiniad, A Comi-Heroic Poem, In Five Cantos. With other poetical studies. [C.Roworth, Printer]. [1805?]. First Edition.
viii, [5]-95, [1], 221-227pp, [1]. With extra-engraved title and a single engraved plate. Contemporary polished calf, gilt. Worn, with loss and marking to spine. Slight paper rubbing to title. Incomplete?!
Price
£ 300.00
PRESTON, William. The Posthumous Poems of William Preston, Esq. (Late One of the Judges of Appeals). Dedicated, by permission, to the Provost of Trinity College, Dublin.. Printed by Wilkinson and Courtney. 1809. First Edition.
xxii, 276pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Recent antique-style calf backed marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Frontispiece laid down, with slight loss to gutter margin just touching border, ink-stamp of the Mercantile Library, PA, and small paper adhesion to title. Closed tear to B4. Manuscript additions to list of subscribers.
Price
£ 200.00
PRICHARD, Rees. The Welshman's Candle. Canwyll Y Cymru: Sef, Gwaith Y Prachedig.... Argraphwyd ac ar werth gan J. Evans, Yn Heol-Y-Prior. 1808.
470pp, [2]. Contemporary calf, blind-roll tooling to joints. Rubbed, cracking to upper joint. Lacks FFEP, tear to gutter margin of title. Browning and occasional marginal loss to text.
Price
£ 75.00
QUINTON, John Allan. Heaven's Antidote to The Curse of Labour; or. The Temporal Advantages of the Sabbath, Considered in Relation to the Working Classes. With Six Engraved By George Measom, from Designs By Gilbert. Partridge and Oakey. 1849. First Edition.
xxiii, [1], 141pp, [3]. Frontispiece and three further engraved plates, two vignette engravings to text. Original publisher's blind-stamped cloth, gilt. Some fading to spine.
Price
£ 100.00
RHODES, Thomas. The Patriot Queen; or, Female Heroism: A Tragedy.. Printed for the Author, by N. Merridew, at the Herald and Advertiser Office. 1808. First Edition.
x, 70pp, [8]. With half title and four terminal leaves listing subscriber's and a page of advertisements. Uncut, stitched as issued. A fine copy.
Price
£ 300.00
RICKMAN, Thomas.. An Attempt to Discriminate the Styles of Architecture in England from the Conquest to the Reformation: With a Sketch of The Grecian and Roman Orders; Notices of Numerous British Edifices... Longman, Rees, Orme, Green & Longman. 1835. Fourth Edition.
vi, [4], 339pp, [4]. Engraved frontispiece, 14 plates. Half red morocco over marbled boards, spine richly gilt. T.E.G. Slightest of wear to corners, else a fine copy. Slight foxing to edge of text block, original silk marker remains intact but has caused browning to a few leaves. Fore-edge of frontispiece slightly dog-earred, folded over by binder to prevent further wear.
Price
£ 150.00
ROBB, Rev. William. Poems Illustrative of the Genius and Influence of Christianity: To which are subjoined some fugitive pieces...Embellished with a highly finished Engraving of the Ruins of the Cathedral of St. Andrew's, and Chapel of St. Rule.. Printed by John Moir...sold by P. Hill. 1809. First Edition.
264pp, [2]. With engraved frontispiece. Finely bound in contemporary red morocco, gilt. A.E.G. Rubbed to spine and extremities. Bookplate of Robert Graham to FEP. Offsetting to title, sporadic browning
Price
£ 125.00
ROBINSON, Morris. The Fall of Mortimer; A Tragedy in Five Acts. Printed by William Bulmer and Co....Sold by Faulder and Son. 1806. First Edition.
[4], 70pp. Disbound, some spotting to title. From Allardyce Nicol's theatre collection, without indication of such.
Price
£ 100.00