English Books - 1801 onwards

[MOLLESON, Alexander]. The Sweets of Society: A Poem. And a few Miscellaneous Poems. By the author of "Melody the Soul of Music," an essay. Printed by Chapman and Lang, and sold by Brash & Reid. 1801. First Edition.
[4], 77pp, [3]. With frontispiece and terminal advertisement leaf. Disbound, some soiling to title. With a manuscript poem to verso of advert leaf addressed 'To the Editor of the Aberdeen Chronicle' and entitled 'A Voice from the Deep'.
Price
£ 150.00
[NAPOLEONIC WARS], [DUKE OF WELLINGTON]. Campaigns of the Field-Marshal His Grace, the Most Noble Arthur, Duke of Wellington; Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter...Embellished with Twenty-Four Elegant Engravings, and a Superb Equestrian Portrait of His Grace... Printed By Didot Sen for Galignani...and Sold in In London By Booth, Egerton, Longman Etc. 1817. First Edition.
[6], Frontispiece and 24 plates, each accompanied by 4pp or 6pp of text, duplicated in both French and English language. Original pink paper-covered boards, with paper onlays. Some loss to paper boards, onlays, chip to head of spine. Some spotting throughout, and occasional very heavy browning to text. The French text accompanying the 24th plate is slightly misbound, but the entire volume collated and entirely complete.
Price
£ 750.00
[NAVAL ECONOMY]. Naval Economy: Exemplified in Conversations Between a Member of Parliament and the Officers of a Man of War, During a Winter's Cruize; Addressed to the Honorable Members of Both Houses of Parliament, and the Officers of the Royal Navy. Printed By John Dean....for William Lindsell. 1811. First Edition.
[2], iv, 78, 10pp. Recent paper boards. Shaved ink inscription of J.D. Thomson, presumably John Deas Thomson (1763-1838), Accountant-General to the Royal Navy, to title.
Price
£ 200.00
[NAVAL OFFICER, A]. The Cruise: A Poetical Sketch, In Eight Cantos. By A Naval Officer. Printed for J. Hatchard. 1808. First Edition.
[iii]-xxiv, 448pp. Without half-title. Finely bound in contemporary marbled calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed, joints cracked, nevertheless a handsome copy. Monogram bookplate to FEP.
Price
£ 300.00
[PEACOCK, Thomas Love]. Crotchet Castle, by the Author of Headlong Hall. Published By T. Hookham. 1831. First Edition.
[8], 300pp. Modern buckram-backed paper boards, paper label to spine. With the preliminary advertising leaf. Browning to spine, some marking to upper margins of text.
Price
£ 300.00
[PEEBLES, William]. Poems: Consisting Chiefly of Odes and Elegies. Printed by R. Chapman. Sold by W. Turnbull. 1810. First Edition.
viii, 176pp. With half-title Uncut in original publisher's buff paper boards, paper letting-piece to spine.
Price
£ 150.00
[PHILLIPPS, Sir Thomas]. An Ancient Confirmation Deed, relating to Certain Lands Formerly Possessed by the Abbey of Shaftesbury in the County Of Dorset. Printed By J. Agg. 1818. First Edition.
42pp. Later two tone paper boards, paper lettering-piece to spine. Presentation copy, inscribed 'Geo. Matcham Esq ex dono amici Editoris, Thomae Phillipps de Middlehill 1856' to blank fly.
Price
£ 325.00
[PITT, William]. Letters written by the late Earl of Chatham to his nephew Thomas Pitt, Esq. (Afterwards Lord Camelford) then at Cambridge. Reprinted for H. Dieterich. 1805.
xxx, [2], 104pp. Contemporary marbled boards, paper lettering-piece to spine. Rubbed, with slight surface loss. Later inscription to FFEP.
Price
£ 150.00
[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
[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