English Books - 1801 onwards

[EQUITABLE LIFE]. The Deed of Settlement of the Society for Equitable Assurances on Lives and Survivorships, As the same is inrolled in His Majesty's Court of King's Bench at Westminster, in the year 1765; with The Bye-laws and Orders. Printed by Taylor and Francis. 1854, [i.e. 1881].. 1881.
vi, 101, 98*-102*, 102**, 102dag, 102dagdag, 102s, 102ss, [2], 102-132, [1], 140-150. Complete despite a most erratic pagination. A handsome copy in contemporary calf, gilt, with longitudinal contrasting morocco lettering-piece. Marbled endpapers and edges. Slightest of wear to extremities, two small ink-blots to upper board.
Price
£ 150.00
[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.
Price
£ 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
[ILLUSTRATED BOOKS]. DALZIEL, The Brothers. Home thoughts and home scenes. In original poems by Jean Ingelow, Dora Greenwell, Mrs. Tom Taylor, The Hon. Mrs. Norton, Amelia B. Edwards, Jennett Humphreys and the author of "John Halifax Gentleman". Routledge, Warne, and Routledge. 1865. First edition.
[10], [35]ff, [2]pp. With thirty-five engraved plates by the Dalziel brothers, after A.B. Houghton. Finely bound in contemporary hard-grain green morocco, gilt, with boards panelled. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Slight rubbing to extremities, short nicks at head and foot of upper joint, spotting to upper board. Some foxing to text and plates. Presentation copy, inscribed 'To Charles Gurden Gent. on his birthday. 1865. from his affectionate Daughter Louisa Dalziel'.
Price
£ 350.00
[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
[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
[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
[MALCOLM, David]. The Sorrows of Love, A Poem, In Three Books. Printed by Mundell & Son. 1801. First Edition.
[8], 135pp, [1]. With half-title. Uncut in original marbled paper boards, buff spine. Rubbed, with some loss to spine and a little marking to boards.
Price
£ 325.00