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[IRELAND, William Henry]. Stultifera Navis; Qua Omnium Mortalium Narratur Stultitia. The Modern Ship of Fools. Aere Perennius. Printed for William Miller. 1807. First edition.
xxiv, 295pp, [9]. With half-title, a folding hand-coloured engraved frontispiece by John Augustus Atkinson in imitation of Rowlandson, and four terminal advertisement leaves. Contemporary speckled calf, black morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Rubbed to extremities, slight splitting to joints. Recent bookplate of Percival F. Hinton to FEP, an internally immaculate copy.
Price
£ 150.00
[IRELAND]. Speeches of the Right Honorable Henry Grattan, with prefatory observations. The whole comprising a brief review of the most important political events in the history of Ireland. Printed for H. Fitzpatrick. 1811. First edition.
Volume one, all published. [4], xcvi, [2], 415pp, [1], x. Uncut an unsophisticated copy in original publisher's blue paper backed green paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed with loss to spine, lettering-piece chipped, boards slightly sunned and soiled, corners bumped. Sporadic foxing throughout, slight marginal loss to N2, near contemporary ink inscription to head of title.
Price
£ 200.00
[IRELAND]. Speeches of the Right Honorable Henry Grattan, with prefatory observations. The whole comprising a brief review of the most important political events in the history of Ireland. Printed for H. Fitzpatrick. 1811. First edition.
Volume one, all published. [4], xcvi, [2], 415pp, [1], x. An unsophisticated copy, uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbing to spine with loss to head and foot, splitting to joints, chipping to lettering-piece, boards a trifle marked, corners bumped. Ink ownership inscription to FEP, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
[IRELAND]. The true life of Betty Ireland. With Her Birth, Education, and Adventures. Together with Some Account of her elder Sister Blanch of Britain. Containing, Sundry very curious Particulars. London Printed: Dublin, Reprinted for Peter Wilson. 1753. First Irish edition.
36pp, [4]. With half-title and two advertisement leaves. Recent blue paper wraps. Worn, with slight surface marking and some discolouration, loss to wrap edges. Damp-staining to half-title with ink inscription at head, short tear to margin of title, light dust-soiling and foxing throughout.
Price
£ 150.00
[JACK THE GIANT KILLER]. Innes's edition. The surprising history of jack the giant-killer. Printed and Published by J. Innes. c.1820. First Innes edition.
34pp. With a large folding, hand-coloured, frontispiece of seven woodcuts.. Original publisher's printed paper wraps. Rubbing and some loss to spine, partially oversewn, spots of soiling to upper wrap, short ink mark to lower wrap. Ink inscriptions of 'Richard Hargreaves June 11 1853' to verso of upper and lower wraps, frontispiece working loose, light spots of foxing throughout.
Price
£ 500.00
[JAMES II]. Memoirs of the English Affairs, Chiefly Naval, From the Year 1660, to 1673. [s.n.]. 1729. First edition.
xx, 280pp, [4]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary panelled calf. Heavily rubbed, some surface loss, joints split, remnant of paper label to upper board, without lettering-piece. Bookplate of Bath Reference Library to FEP, with their occasional embossed stamps, near contemporary ink ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, small ink numeral to head of title, slight loss to bottom corner of L4.
Price
£ 375.00
[JARVES, James Jackson]. Parisian sights and French principles, seen through American spectacles. Clarke, Beeton, & Co.. 1853. First London edition.
[6], viii, 245pp, [3]. With two preliminary publishers advertisement leaves, another terminal leaf of same, a half-title, an engraved frontispiece, four engraved plates, and numerous illustrations in the text. Partially unopened in original publisher's brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed with some loss and tearing to head and foot of spine. Armorial bookplate of Reginald Arthur Tatton to FEP.
Price
£ 150.00
[JESUITS]. Compte rendu des constitutions des Jesuites, Par M. Jean-Pierre-Francois de Ripert de Monclair, Procureur General du Roy au Parlement de Provence, les 28 May, 3 & 4 Juin 1762, en execution de l'Arret de la Cour du 15 Mars precedent. [s.n.]. 1762.
310pp, [2], 315pp, [1]. Original publisher's paper boards, contrasting red paper lettering-piece. Extremities lightly rubbed and soiled with some loss to corners. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
[JOHNSON, Samuel]. The prince of Abissinia. A tale.. Printed for F. And C. Rivington et al. 1798. Tenth edition.
viii, 304pp. Contemporary tree calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Spine a trifle rubbed and sunned, slight wear to boards. Bookplate of Henry Haigh to FEP, occasional light browning.
Price
£ 50.00
[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
[JOYCE, Jeremiah]. Scientific dialogues, intended for the instruction and entertainment of young people: in which the first principles of natural and experimental philosophy are fully explained. Printed for J. Johnson. 1803. Second edition.
In three non-uniform volumes. x, [2], 200; [4], 250; ix, [3], 235pp, [1]. With 12 engraved plates. Contemporary roan backed marbled boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. Extremities rubbed, loss and cracking to spines, without lettering-pieces of volumes II and III. Sporadic foxing, slight loss to bottom corner of G2 of Vol. I and I4 of Vol. II, touching text in latter instance, but with no loss of sense.
Price
£ 100.00
[JUVENILE]. Little Sophy, a true story, for little children. Printed by and for Henry Mozley. [c.1830]. Second edition, enlarged.
[5], 6-108pp. With half-title and an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary red half calf, marbled boards, gilt. Rubbed with some surface loss to spine and board edges. Ink inscription 'Emma Sutherland November 1830' to recto of FFEP, heavily foxed throughout.
Price
£ 75.00
[KILNER, Dorothy]. M.P. . The holiday present; containing anecdotes of mr. and mrs. jennet, and their little family; master george, master charles, master thomas, miss maria, miss charlotte, and miss harriet. Interspersed with instructive and amusing stories and observations. Printed for John Harris. 1828. First Harris edition.
iv, 68pp. With engraved frontispiece and one further engraved plate. Original printed stiff pink paper wrappers, red roan spine. Slightly rubbed, a little marked, else a crisp copy. Contemporary ink inscription to blank fly-leaf.
Price
£ 350.00
[KING, Peter, Lord]. An enquiry into the constitution, discipline, unity & worship, of the primitive church, that flourish'd within the first three hundred years after Christ. Faithfully collected out of the extant writings of those ages. By an impartial hand. [s.n.]. 1712.
[10], 181pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, spine richly gilt, gilt armorial device of The Society of Writers to the Signet to both boards. Spine sunned and rubbed with loss to head and foot, slight surface loss to boards, corners bumped. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst and library shelf-marks to FEP, ink annotation to blank fly-leaf, short marginal tear to C2, occasional light browning.
Price
£ 200.00
[KNIGHT, Ellis Cornelia]. Dinarbas; a Tale: Being a Continuation of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia.. T. Cadell,Jun, and W Davies.. 1800. Fourth Edition.
xii, 309pp [1]. Contemporary speckled calf, decorative spine, contrasting red morocco lettering piece, gilt. Slightly rubbed with a little surface loss and tiny ink spot to spine, very minor occasional foxing but a nice copy. Bottom corner torn away to margin of p.273.
Price
£ 75.00