All Books

WALLER, Edmund. Poems on several occasions. Printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis. 1770.
[12], 264pp. With a half-title. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Private embossed stamp of George L. Adlercron to title-page, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
WALLIS, Richard. The Happy Village. A Poem. Dedicated to the Honble. & Reverend the Trustees of the Late Lord Crewe.... Printed and Sold By John Paxton. 1802. First Edition.
[2], 20pp. Title page engraved, with large copper-engraved vignette from the workshop of Thomas Bewick. Finely bound in antique style calf-backed marbled boards, vellum tipped corners, gilt. Thomas Davidson's copy, with his ink inscription to FEP and title, bookplate to FEP.
Price
£ 1,000.00
WANOSTROCHT, N[icolas]. Recueil choisi de traits historiques et de contes moraux: avec la signification des mots en anglois au bas de chaque page. A l'usage des jeunes gens, de l'un et de l'autre sexe, qui veulent apprendre le francois. Chez J. Johnson et al.. 1799. Sixieme edition [i.e. sixth edition].
viii, 292pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary calf. Extremities rubbed, joints cracked, upper board held by cords only. Ink ownership inscription to verso of FFEP; 'Jane Birkbeck / Lynn / 1800', offsetting to title-page, short tear to margin of Q5, occasional ink-spotting to text, marginal marking.
Price
£ 100.00
WARING, Robert. Amoris Effigies: Sive, Quid Fit Amor?.... Excudebat J. Redmyane. 1671. Fifth Edition.
[14], 10, 138pp, [6]. Contemporary blind-ruled sheep, lightly rubbed, with small incision to lower board. Upper hinge split. Early inked price of 6d to FFEP, and eighteenth-century inscription of lawyer Newcommon Wallis to blank-fly.
Price
£ 150.00
WARNER, Richard. An illustration of the Roman Antiquities discovered at Bath. Printed by W. Meyler. 1797. First edition.
[4], xxvi, 85pp, [1]. With 14 woodcut plates of antiquities. Uncut in early vellum backed marbled boards. Discolouration and light rubbing to extremities. Remnant of library label and some loss to FEP, ownership inscription and library stamp to title, slight marginal loss to bottom corner of B3, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
WATKINS, William. The Fall of Carthage. A Tragedy. First presented at The Theatre, Whitby. With Additions and Corrections.. C. Law...London. Printed by Thomas Webster, Whitby. 1802. First Edition..
68pp, [4]. Without the half-title, with subscriber's list to two terminal leaves. Recent half calf over cloth, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. With short manuscript notes on the life of the author to verso of title.
Price
£ 175.00
WATSON, Rev. John.. [Proofs of the Engraved Plates and Vignettes from Memoirs of the Ancient Earls of Warren and Surrey and their Descendants to the Present Time...]. [s.n.]. [C.1780].
42 plates on leaves numbered to 43, lacking 28 and with 31 detached but present, followed by 33 vignette engravings and initial letter alphabets tipped on to leaves 44-53. Contemporary red half-morocco over marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. Rubbed, with some loss to extremities and surfaces. Ink inscription of Bateman Robson, 1782, to verso of FFEP, other ink inscriptions on the same page and fly-leaves scratched out.
Price
£ 350.00
WATTS, Isaac. Divine songs attempted in easy language for the use of children. Printed for J. G. & F. Rivington. [c.1830].
iv, [1], 6-66pp, [6] ads. Contemporary brown paper boards. Extremities rubbed with loss to spine and spots of soiling to boards. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
WEBB, Daniel. Remarks on the beauties of poetry. Printed for R. and J. Dodsley. 1762. First edition.
[4], 125pp, [1]. With half-title. Recent calf backed blue paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Stamped in blind by Worchester Public Library to title, subsequent two leaves, and final three leaves, all leaves lightly toned, marginal dust-soiling to final gathering and blank RFEP.
Price
£ 125.00
WEBB, John. Haverhill, a Descriptive Poem, and Other Poems. Printed for the Author and sold by J. Nunn. 1810. First Edition.
6, [18], 119pp, [1]. Uncut in original publisher's two tone blue paper boards, paper lettering-piece to spine. Rubbed, with loss to foot of spine and a little cracking to joints. FFEP excised, tear to REP, ink inscription of 'Thomas Iveson Frost...1823' to FEP.
Price
£ 250.00
WELLS, William Charles. Two essays: one upon single vision with two eyes; the other on dew. A letter to the right hon. lloyd, lord kenyon and an account of a female of the white race of mankind, part of whose skin resembles that of a negro; with some observations on the causes of the differences in colour and form between the white and negro races of men. Printed for Archibald Constable and Co.. 1818. First collected edition.
[2], lxxiv, [2], 439pp, [1]. With a half-title. Recent green morocco-backed marbled paper boards, gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Twentieth-century inked ownership inscription to FEP, slight loss to lower corner of leaf U3, later advertisement leaf of medical works sold by John Carfrae & Son bound to front.
Price
£ 450.00
WEMYSS, David. Letter to the right honourable the lord high chancellor of great britain, upon the present state of the scotch law of entail. Printed for Bell & Bradfute. 1822. First edition.
[4], 46, 2pp. With a half-title and a terminal advertisement leaf. Uncut, stitched, as issued. Half-title and verso of terminal leaf lightly dust-soiled, vertical crease to all leaves. Presentation copy, inked inscription to head of half-title; 'Marquis of Lothian / With most respectful compliments / from the Author.'
Price
£ 150.00
WESLEY, John. Primitive physic: or, an easy and natural method of curing most diseases. Printed by Wilkinson ans Courtney. 1809. Twenty-sixth edition.
xx, [1], 22-132pp. [Bound after:] TISSOT, [Samuel Auguste David]. Advice with respect to health. Extracted from dr. tissot. Dublin. Printed by Wilkinson and Courtney, 1809. Seventh edition. 228pp. 12mo. Recent half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Extremities a trifle marked. Lightly foxed, paper repairs to fore-edges of leaves D2-3 of first bound-work, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
WEST, Charles. A letter to the Governors of the Hospital for Sick Children. Printed by Blades, East & Blades. 1877. First edition.
19pp, [1]. Disbound. Light spots of dust-soiling in places.
Price
£ 100.00
WESTGARTH, William. Victoria and the australian gold mines in 1857; with notes on the overland route from australia, via suez. Smith, Elder, and Co.. 1857. First edition.
xvi, 466, [2], 16pp. With three engraved maps (two folding), and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Light offsetting, else internally immaculate, a fine copy. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'With the author's compliments'.
Price
£ 375.00