Recent Acquisitions

PRATT, [Samuel Jackson]. Gleanings through wales, holland and westphalia, with views of peace and war at home and abroad. To which is added humanity; or the rights of nature. A poem, revised and corrected. Printed for P. Wogan. 1797.
In two volumes. xlix, [1], 426; [2], xii, 450pp. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed, slight splitting to joints, some loss and scoring to boards. Loss to Vol. I FFEP, short tear to Q2, Vol. I - just clipping text, leaf Q7 holed - with loss of text and sense.
Price
£ 150.00
ORPEN, Goddard Henry. Ireland under the normans. At the Clarendon Press. 1968.
In four volumes. Original publisher's black cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrappers. Slightest of marking to wrappers, very small repair to spine panel of Vol. I, else immaculate.
Price
£ 250.00
RUTTY, John. A history of the rise and progress of the people called quakers, in ireland, from the year 1653 to 1700. Printed and Sold by William Phillips. 1811. Fourth edition.
iv, 328pp. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, slight loss to head of spine, upper joint starting. Book label of 'Henry Birkbeck, Jun.' to FEP, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 75.00
PRATT, John H[enry]. Scripture and science not at variance; with remarks on the historical character, plenary inspiration, and surpassing importance, of the earlier chapters of genesis. Thomas Hatchard. 1859. Third edition.
viii, 108pp. Original publisher's blind-stamped limp brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine sunned. Occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 75.00
[WOODHOUSELEE, Alexander Faser Tytler, Lord]. Essay on the life and character of petrarch. To which are added, seven of his sonnets, translated from the italian . Printed for T. Cadell. 1784. First edition.
[2], 54pp. Recent cloth-backed marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Slightest of wear to extremities. Occasional spotting, ink annotations to a single page.
Price
£ 125.00
CLARIDGE, Richard. Tractatus Hierographicus: or, a treatise of the Holy Scriptures... Printed for W. Ellis...John Jefferis...and Paul Stevens. 1751.
[8], viii, [4], 197pp, [3]. Contemporary calf, ruled in gilt to spine. Rubbed, joints cracked. Later booklabel of 'Henry Birkbeck, Jun.' to FEP (pasted over earlier label), recent armorial bookplate of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FFEP, marginal loss to L3, with horizontal tear through centre - without loss of sense.
Price
£ 100.00
DE LABORDE, Leon. Journey through arabia petraea, to mount sinai, and the excavated city of petra, the edom of the prophecies. John Murray. 1836. First ediiton.
xxviii, 331pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece, an engraved folding map, and 24 engraved plates. Original publisher's blind-stamped cloth, gilt. Extremities sunned and a trifle soiled. Lightly foxed internally.
Price
£ 375.00
JAMES, [Thomas] J[ames]. James improved arithmetical tables. Arithmetical and commercial tables, for the use of schools: to which are added rules for mental arithmetic, Forms of Receipts & Promissory Notes, explanation of latin & french words & phrases. Jarrold and Sons. 1855. Eighth edition.
36pp. Original publisher's yellow printed wrappers. A trifle chipped to spine, slightly creased and a little marked, occasional spotting else internally crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
[ALLESTREE, Richard]. The Gentleman's Calling. Printed by R. Norton for Timothy Garthwait. 1662.
[26], 176pp, [2]. With an engraved frontispiece, and additional engraved title-page, and two engraved plates. Contemporary calf, later naively rebacked. Heavily worn and soiled, some loss to spine, lower corner of lower board naively repaired. Without pastedowns, hinges exposed, without FFEP, frontispiece and additional title separtating, ink ownership inscription to verso of additional title; 'John Jodrell his Book - 1685/6, deleted ink ownership inscription to head of title page, several leaves partially stuck together, occasional spotting to text.
Price
£ 150.00
[A KEMPIS, Thomas]. De christo imitando, Contemnendisque Mundi Vanitatibus libellus Authore Thoma Kempiso, Libri Tres, Interprete Sebastiano Castellione... Ex Officina Joan Hayes...Impensis Guil. Graves. 1688.
[12], 276, [2], 22, 25-35pp, [1]. Text complete despite erratic pagination. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary panelled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed. Near contemporary ownership inscriptions and pen-trials of 'Henry Waugh' to front endpapers and verso of frontispiece, FFEP working loose, small hole clipping text of C6 with very slight loss of sense, occasional spotting, loss to rear blank fly-leaf and RFEP.
Price
£ 150.00
[WILSON, Lucy Sarah Atkins]. Bible Scenes; or, sunday employment for very young children. First series. History of joseph. Grant and Griffith, Successors to Newbery and Harris, [s.d., c.1850]. First edition.
30pp, [2]. With a coloured lithographic frontispiece, 11 coloured lithographic plates, and a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Original publisher's green cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. A trifle rubbed, some marking, spine sunned. Upper hinge exposed, text-block split at frontispiece, near contemporary ink gift inscriptions to FEP and FFEP, light offsetting and foxing.
Price
£ 150.00
GREEN, [John]. Green's Second Book. Darton and Clark. [1845]. First edition.
x, [2], 108pp. With an engraved frontispiece, an engraved title-page, and numerous illustrations in the text. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities sunned, with some marking. Lightly foxed.
Price
£ 75.00
PATTERSON, Robert. Introduction to zoology for the use of schools. Simms and M'Intyre. 1866. Thirty-first thousand.
viii, 488pp. Richly illustrated with numerous engravings in the text. Single leaf of contents misbound. Original publisher's green cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. A trifle rubbed and bumped. Upper hinge partially exposed, armorial bookplate of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FEP, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
[CHEAP, Eliza]. Instructive fables. Published by L. B. Seeley and Sons. 1834. First edition.
[4], 92pp. With half-title, an engraved frontispiece, and five engraved plates. Original publisher's maroon cloth, black paper lettering-piece to upper board, A.E.G. Marking to boards, spine sunned. Ink gift inscription to FEP; ' Mary Anne Harmond / 1835 / A gift from her cousin / Emily (?)', first two gatherings working loose of text-block, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
[CHRISTIAN VERSES]. Christian verses for the children. Hamilton, Adams and Co.. [1862].
iv, 92pp, [2]. With a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Original publisher's maroon buckram, stamped in gilt and blind. A trifle rubbed, light ink-staining to boards spine sunned. Ink-spotting to front endpapers, ownership inscription to FFEP, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 50.00
[WRIGHT, Anne]. Listen and learn: a short narrative of a three days' ramble. Jarrold and Sons. [1856]. First edition.
[2], 141pp, [1]. Original publisher's blue cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Slightest of marking to extremities, spine sunned. Publisher's advertisements on endpapers, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 150.00
SANDINI, Antonio. Disputationes historicae ad vitas pontificum romanorum. Impensis Jo: Manfre. 1771.
[20], 303pp. With half-title. Contemporary vellum, lettered in gilt to spine. Some discolouration to extremities, spots of soiling. Library blind-stamp to title-page, with ink-stamp to verso, very occasional light dust-soiling to margins.
Price
£ 200.00
WHEATLEY, John. An essay on the theory of money and principles of commerce. Vol I.. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies. 1807. First edition.
xxxv, [1], 379pp, [1]. With five folding letterpress tables. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards, printed lettering-piece to spine. Rubbed, with slight wear to extremities, a little chipping/tearing to joints and a little marking to surfaces. Occasional foxing, else internally clean and crisp. With the bookplate of John Borthwick, Crookston, to FEP.
Price
£ 1,250.00
MONTANUS, Paulus. Pauli montani...tractatus novus, de jure tutelarum, et curationum, In quo Universa Tutelaris materia, cum ampliationibus (ut dicitur) limitationibus, quaestionibusq; huic cognatis, nove & plene tam Theorice quam Practice declaratur, & enucleatur.... Apud Henricum de Swaef. 1656.
[22], 585pp, [81]. Title in red and black. Contemporary limp vellum, title in manuscript to spine, vellum ties. Extremities marked and discoloured, some loss to ties. Pastedowns sprung, ink annotation to verso of FFEP, marginal loss to G1 (index), else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
[CATHOLIC CHURCH]. Breviarium parisiense...Pars hyemalis. Sumptibus suis ediderunt Bibliopolae Usuum Parisiensium. 1767.
9, [23], 484, cciii, [5], xvi, 12pp. Contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco, A.E.G. Extremities a trifle rubbed and marked. Hinges exposed, slight wear to endpapers, ink ownership inscription to FEP, light water-staining to first gathering - primarily marginal, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 125.00