English Books - 1801 onwards

HURDIS, Rev. James. Poems. In three volumes. At the University Press for J. Parker. 1808. Fourth Edition.
[4], xxii, [1], 24-26, [32], [2], 224; [4], 199, [1]; [4], 203pp, [1]. With half-title to each volume. Uncut and occasionally unopened in original publisher's blue paper boards, rebacked with new paper lettering-pieces. Some wear/chipping to joints, marking to spines. Booklabel of John Sparrow to each FEP.
Price
£ 125.00
HUTTON, William. Poems; Chiefly Tales. Printed by and for John Nichols and Son. 1804. First Edition.
xii, 435pp, [1]. With engraved portrait frontispiece of the author. Contemporary diced calf. Marbled endpapers. Rebacked and refurbished, with original spine laid down and new lettering-pieces, rubbed to extremities. One correction and two manuscript additions to the recto of terminal leaf, a list of the author's works. Bookseller's pencilled note to verso of FEP 'not more than 20 copies, survived fire, very scarce'.
Price
£ 400.00
H[OARE]., W[illiam]. Amusement of Leisure Hours.. [Privately Printed?] By Christiana Rickaby, Peterborough Court, Fleet Street, [1803]. [1803?]. First Edition.
56pp. Stitched within recent marbled paper wraps. Printed on thick, fine paper, lending further weight to the argument that this was privately printed. Inscribed 'with W. Hoare's best respects and compliments' to head of title.
Price
£ 450.00
ILIFF, Mrs. Poems, Upon Several Subjects...Embellished with a frontispiece.. Published and sold for the Author, by Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe. 1808. First Edition.
xxvi, [2], 147pp, [1]. With engraved frontispiece. Uncut in original publisher's boards. Worn, with some loss to spine.
Price
£ 600.00
IRELAND, W.H.. Mutius Scaevola; Or, The Roman Patriot. An Historical Drama. Printed by D.N. Shury...for R. Bent. 1801. First Edition.
viii, 90pp. Later paper wraps, manuscript title label taped to spine. Early ink inscription of J.L. Renwick to blank-fly, slight soiling to title.
Price
£ 300.00
IRELAND, William Henry. Rhapsodies. London. 1803. First Edition.
[2], 11-200pp. With engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary half-alf over marbled boards, gilt. Paper title label to upper board. Worn, with cracking to joints. Monogram bookplate of 'F.P.' to FEP. Slight offsetting to title, else a crisp copy.
Price
£ 200.00
JAMES, William. A Reply to 'A Brief Statement Arising Out of a passage Contained in the Third Volume of James's Naval History of Great Britain, on the Conduct and Character of Lord William Fitz-roy in the Year 1805. Printed for The Author and Sold By J. Bigg. 1824. First Edition.
23pp, [1]. Recent paper boards. Presentation copy, with shaved ink inscription 'Command (?) Thomson, with Mr. James's respectful....' to head of title, presumably from the collection of John Deas Thomson (1763-1838), Accountant-General to the Royal Navy.
Price
£ 225.00
JONES, Edward. The Bardic Museum, or Primitive British Literature; and other admirable rarities. Forming the second volume of the Musical, Poetical, and Historical Relicks of The Welsh Bards and Druids: Drawn from authentic documents of remote antiquity.... Printed by A. Strahan...for the Author. [1802].
xx, 60pp, 61-112pp engraved music. With hand-coloured engraved frontispiece by Rowlandson. [Bound with:] Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards: Preserved, by Tradition and Authentic Manuscripts, from very remove antiquity....Part the Second, Containing all the Music of the First Volume. London. Printed for the Author, 1805. Second Edition, 124-185pp engraved music. Recent morocco backed marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt.
Price
£ 450.00
KENNEY, James. Society, A Poem in Two Parts; With other poems.. Printed by N. Biggs...for T.N. Longman and O. Rees. 1803. First Edition.
viii, 172pp, [4]. With sectional half-title (to the title poem) placed behind terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary tree calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Marbled endpapers. Light rubbing to spine, extremities, short cracks to joints at head and foot of spine. Twentieth-century bookplate of Percival F. Hinton to FEP.
Price
£ 375.00
LEWIS, M.G.. Alfonso, King of Castile: A Tragedy, In Five Acts. Printed for J. Bell...by Wilks and Taylor. 1801. First edition.
vii, [1], 111pp, [1]. Disbound.
Price
£ 175.00
LLWYD, Richard. Gayton Wake, or Mary Dod; and Her List of Merits. A Poem in Four Parts. Printed By J. Fletcher and Sold in London By E. Williams. 1804. First Edition.
xxiii, [1], 62pp, [2]. With half-title and terminal advertisement leaves. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards, titled in manuscript to spine and head of upper board. Very slightly rubbed, else fine. Presentation copy, inscribed 'From the Author of the Miss Gleggs' at head of title, later ink inscription of E.B. Rollo to FEP.
Price
£ 350.00
LOGAN, Rev. John. Poems and Runnamede, A Tragedy. Printed for Bell & Bradfute.... 1805. New Edition.
[2], xxiv, 189pp, [3]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Recent tan half-calf, contrasting lettering-pieces, gilt, over marbled boards.
Price
£ 100.00
MACNEILL, Hector. The Pastoral, or Lyric Muse of Scotland; In Three Cantos. Printed by George Ramsay and Company, For Archibald Constable and Company. 1808. First Edition.
viii, 68pp. With half title. Uncut in recent marbled paper boards.
Price
£ 125.00
MANNERS, George. Edgar; or, Caledonian Feuds. A Tragedy. Now performing with universal applause, at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden. Printed for Tipper & Richards. 1806. First Edition.
9, [1], 90pp, [2]. With half-title. Disbound.
Price
£ 225.00
MANT, The Rev. Richard. Poems. At the University Press, for the Author; and Sold By J. Parker; and Longman and Rees. 1806. First Edition.
8vo. viii, 133pp, [1]. With half-title. [Bound with:] MONTGOMERY, James. The Wanderer of Switzerland, and Other Poems. London. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1806. Third Edition. [12], [11]-175pp, [1]. Contemporary tan half-calf over marbled boards, gilt. Slightly rubbed, joints starting. Ink inscriptions to head of each title.
Price
£ 100.00