All Books

[DENHAM, Lewis William]. Perpetua et felicitas: a rejected seatonian. Paternoster & Hales. 1898. First edition.
14pp. Disbound. Slightest of dust-soiling to title-page, horizontal crease to all leaves. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of drop-title; 'With best love from / The Author / (Hon Rev Lewis William / Denham. Aged 77. in / 1898.)
Price
£ 125.00
[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
[DILLON, Robert Crawford]. The Lord Mayor's visit to Oxford, in the month of July, 1826. Written at the desire of the party, by the Chaplain to the Mayoralty. Longman, Rees, Orme, Browne, and Green. 1826. First edition.
vi, 157pp, [3]. With an engraved frontispiece and one engraved plate. Contemporary black half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt, T.E.G. Some rubbing to extremities, particularly to spine. Marbled endpapers, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 150.00
[DODSLEY, Robert]. The Oeconomy of human life, translated from an indian manuscript, written by an ancient bramin... Printed by T. Rickaby, for E. Harding. 1798.
22, [2], 120pp. With two terminal advertisement leaves. Profusely illustrated with engraved vignettes throughout. Uncut in original publisher's paper boards. Extremities rubbed and marked, substantial loss to spine, upper board held by cords only. Ink ownership inscription to FFEP, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
[DODWELL, Henry]. Praelectiones academicae In Schola historices camdeniana Cum appendice. E Theatro Sheldoniano. 1692. First edition.
[32], 688, 687-702, 705-782pp, [2]. Complete despite erratic pagination. Contemporary blind-stamped calf. Some rubbing, loss to foot of spine, splitting to upper joint, corners bumped. Private ink-stamp of 'Iohn Eyton' to foot of title-page, very light damp-staining to gutter, occasional browning and toning, slight marginal loss to Qq2.
Price
£ 225.00
[DONNE, John]. ADAMS, John. An essay concerning self-murther. Wherein is endeavour’d to prove, That it is unlawful according to natural Principles. With some considerations upon what is pretended from the said principles, by the Author of a Treatise, intituled, Biathanatos, and Others. Printed for Tho. Bennet. 1700. First edition.
[16], 320pp. Contemporary panelled calf, spine richly gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Short splits to joints at head of spine, slightly rubbed to extremities, else a fine, unpressed copy. With ink inscription and armorial bookplate of John Rolle, Baron Rolle of Stevenstone (1750-1842), to FEP.
Price
£ 750.00
[DR WILLIAMS' LIBRARY]. Catalogue of the library in Red Cross Street, Cripplegate; founded pursuant to the will of the Reverend Daniel Williams, D. D. who died in the year 1716. Printed and Sold by Richard and John E. Taylor. 1841. First edition.
In two volumes. viii, 420; [2], 438pp. Recent green cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle marked. Internally clean and crisp but for light marginal damp-staining and browning to first three gatherings of Vol. II.
Price
£ 275.00
[DU LARENS, Henri-Joseph]. Le Compere Mathieu, ou Les Bigarrures de L'Esprit Humain. Chez les Marchands de Nouveautes. 1797.
Four volumes bound as two. [4], 264; [2], ii, 256; ii, 244; [2], 215pp, [1]. With five engraved plates. Nineteenth-century green half-cloth, marbled paper boards. Slightest of wear to extremities. Ink annotations to endpapers, expertly repaired tears to title and first contents leaf of Vol. III, occasional light foxing.
Price
£ 200.00
[DUKE OF GRAFTON]. A first letter to the duke of grafton. Printed for Isaac Fell. 1770. First edition.
[8], 39pp, [1]. With half-title. Disbound. Slightest of spotting, overall a clean and crisp copy.
Price
£ 75.00
[DUPORT, James]. Threnothriambos. Sive Liber Job Graeco carmine redditus per J.D. Cantabrigiensem, S.T.B. Editio altera, multis in locis ab Autore recognita & emendata. Cui adduntur in sine tres Psalmi. Apud Thomam Buck. 1653.
[16], 203pp, [5]. First word of title transliterated from the Greek. Contemporary calf, recently rebacked by Stoakley of Cambridge, lettered in gilt. Rubbing to boards. Bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, light marginal damp-staining throughout.
Price
£ 350.00
[EDINBURGH ADDRESS]. [Caption title:] Address to the king!. R. Mezies, [s.d., c.1820]. First edition.
38pp. Later half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Recent book-label of Anne and F. G. Renier to FEP, very small hole to text of leaf B5 - without loss of sense, very occasional pencilled annotation/highlighting.
Price
£ 200.00
[EDINBURGH HUNTERIAN MEDICAL SOCIETY]. This society will resume its Meetings on Wednesday the 10th November 1841. After an Address from the President, an Essay "On the Physiology of the Spinal Cord," will be read by H. Lonsdale, M.D. F.R.C.P.E... [s.n.]. 1841.
Single-sheet handbill. Uncut, with vertical folds, some light creasing to extremities.
Price
£ 75.00
[EDINBURGH]. An historical sketch of the municipal constitution of the city of edinburgh; including the set of the burgh as established in 1583, and amended in 1730; with the acts of parliament and council relating thereto...To which is added, an historical account of the blue blanket, or the craftsmen's banner; containing the fundamental principles of the good town. - By alex. pennecuik. John Anderson et al.. 1826. First edition.
lxxx, [2], 178pp. With an engraved frontispiece, eight engraved plates depicting the arms of the Edinburgh corporations, and 11 tables/lists (nine of which folding). Handsomely bound in near contemporary richly gilt-tooled black morocco, gilt armorial devices of the City of Edinburgh to boards, later expertly rebacked to style with contemporary spine panel laid-on, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Near contemporary inked ownership inscription to head of title, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
[EDUCATION]. L'orateur recueil de pieces choisies et de morceaux frappans tires des meilleurs auteurs Francois. Ouvrage instructif pour les personnes qui apprennent le Francois, et amusant pour ceux qui le savant. De L'Imprimerie de T. Spilsbury. 1792. Third edition.
[4], 420pp. With a subscriber's list of a mere 20 persons, some representing London schools at Walthamstow, Sloane Street, Kensington, and Harley Street. Contemporary calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, with some slight surface loss, corners bumped. Marbled endpapers, ink ownership inscription to verso of FFEP of 'Caroline Bettesworth / June 1799.', a clean and crisp copy.
Price
£ 300.00
[EDUCATION]. Leerrijk onderhoud voor de jeugd; bevattende eene verscheidenheid van onderwerpen, tot nut en leering der kinderen. P[ieter] H[endrik] Trap. 1826.
110pp, [2]. With 10 hand-coloured engraved plates. Original publisher's printed yellow paper wrappers. A trifle rubbed and sunned. Near contemporary inked inscription to FEP; 'Bought at Rotterdam / July the 27th / 1836', leaves lightly toned.
Price
£ 150.00