Recent Acquisitions

[HUDDESFORD, George]. Salmagundi; a miscellaneous combination of original poetry: consisting of illusions of fancy; amatory, elegiac, lyrical, epigrammatical, and other palatable ingredients. Printed by T. Bensley...For T. Payne et al.. 1791. First edition.
[6], 151pp, [3]. With an additional engraved title-page and a terminal errata leaf. Early twentieth-century half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed. Additional engraved title-page foxed, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 100.00
YOUNG, John. The duty of relieving the indigent and distressed. A sermon, preached at edinburgh, may 2. 1795. Printed by George Caw, for the author. 1795. First edition.
[2], 32pp. With half title. Recent marbled paper wrappers, new endpapers. Original stab holes visible, with related marginal tear to half-title. Some browning and marking, especially to half-title.
Price
£ 300.00
CRAVEN, J[ames] B[rown]. Descriptive Catalogue of the bibliotheck of kirkwall (1683)... Privately Printed. 1897. First edition.
One of an edition of twenty-five copies. xii, 46pp. With a photographic frontispiece. Recent green cloth, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Armorial bookplate of John Davie Manson Robertson to FEP, ink gift inscription to verso of FFEP, internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed by Craven to verso of FFEP.
Price
£ 150.00
GURNEY, Joseph John. Essays on the evidences, doctrines, and practical operation of Christianity. Published by J. and A. Arch et al. 1825. First edition.
x, [2], 566pp, [2]. With half-title and a terminal advertisement leaf. Uncut in original publisher's drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbed, a trifle marked, splitting to joints, loss to head and foot of spine, chipping to lettering-piece. Lightly spotted.
Price
£ 75.00
JOHNSTON, George. A history of british sponges and lithophytes. W. H. Lizars. 1842. First edition.
xii, 264pp. With 25 partially hand-coloured engraved plates. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed and lightly marked, slight surface loss to upper joint and foot of spine.Very occasional spotting, plates foxed. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page: 'George Dunlop from his affc. uncle / the author'.
Price
£ 200.00
PENN, William. No Cross, No Crown: a discourse, shewing the nature and discipline of the Holy Cross of Christ... Printed and sold by Phillips and Fardon. 1806. Fifteenth edition.
[8], 495pp, [5]. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed, lightly marked. Book-label of Henry Birkbeck, Jun. to FEP, occasional light creasing, spotting.
Price
£ 50.00
PENN, William. No cross, no crown: a discourse, shewing the nature and discipline of the holy cross of christ... Printed and Sold by Wm. Phillips. 1801. Fourteenth edition.
In two parts. vi, [2], 477pp, [3]. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, loss to head of spine, corners bumped. Ink ownership inscription of 'Rachel Gurney - 1811' to recto of FFEP, worm-trail to lower margin throughout - touching text occasionally, without loss of sense.
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£ 50.00
BROWN, [John]. Brown's dictionary of the holy bible...the whole Comprising a Complete and most Entertaining library of scripture knowledge... Printed by M. Angus and Son. 1807.
In two volumes. xxvi, [1], 648; 718pp. Seemingly complete despite erratic pagination. With an engraved folding map bound as frontispiece to Vol. I, and five engraved plates. Contemporary diced calf, gilt. Extremities rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Marbled endpapers, ink gift inscriptions to front blank endpapers of both volumes; 'Jane Gurney Jun. / from / Jonathan Backhouse Jr. / 10 mo 1811', very occasional marginal chipping, loss to margin of leaf Hh4, Vol. II - not touching text, foxed throughout.
Price
£ 150.00
[EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANITY]. Evangelical christendom: its state and prospects. A monthly journal established and conducted by members of the british organization in connexion with the evangelical alliance. Partridge and Oakey. 1847. First edition.
In two volumes. x, 394; iv, 392pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Later armorial bookplates of Henry Birkbeck to FEPs, contemporary ink ownership inscriptions to both FFEPs, very occasional marginal chipping, foxed.
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£ 125.00
JAFFRAY, Alexander. Diary of alexander jaffray...to which are added, particulars of his subsequent life, given in connection with memoirs of the rise, progress, and persecutions, of the people called quakers, in the north of scotland: among whom he became one of the earliest members. Published by Harvey & Darton. 1833. First edition.
xxx, [2], 592pp. Uncut and largely unopened in original publisher's drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed, slight chipping to lettering-piece. Very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 125.00
STRAUSS, Frederick. Helon's pilgrimage to jerusalem. A picture of judaism, in the century which preceded the advent of our saviour. Printed for J. Mawman. 1824. First edition in English.
In two volumes. [5], x-xxiv, 371, [1]; [4], 396pp. Contemporary gilt-tooled olive green calf, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, marbled edges. Rubbed and a trifle marked, loss and chipping to lettering-pieces. Marbled endpapers, later armorial bookplates of Henry Birkbeck to both FEPs, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 100.00
BEVAN, Joseph Gurney. The life of the apostle paul, as related in scripture, but in which his epistles are inserted in that part of the history to which they are supposed respectively to belong... Printed and sold by William Phillips. 1807. First edition.
x, [2], 428pp. With an engraved folding map bound as frontispiece. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Lightly rubbed and marked, corners bumped. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
RUTTY, John. A spiritual diary, and soliloquies. Printed and sold by James Phillips. 1796. Second edition.
xix, [1], 421pp, [3]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary tree-calf, black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, slight splitting to upper joint. Book-label of Henry Birkbeck, Jun. to FEP, very small marginal hole to lower corner of leaf X2, foxed.
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£ 150.00
LEIGHTON, [Robert]. The Expository works and other remains of Archbishop Leighton... Printed for David Wilson. 1748.
In two volumes. xxii, 552; iii, [1], 576pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I. Contemporary speckled calf, morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Later armorial bookplates of Henry Birkbeck to FEPs, ink ownership inscriptions of 'Henry Munro / London 1749' to both FFEPs, ownership inscriptions of Jane Gurney to verso of frontispiece and recto of FFEP of Vol. II, very occasional light dust-soiling.
Price
£ 200.00
LAYARD, Austen Henry. Nineveh and its remains: with an account of a visit to the chaldaean christians of kurdistan, and the yezidis, or devil-worshippers; and an enquiry into the manners and arts of the ancient assyrians. John Murray. 1849. Sixth thousand.
In two volumes. xxx, [2], 399, [1]; xii, 494, 16pp. With half-titles, a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue to Vol. II, an engraved frontispiece to each volume, 24 engraved plates, and an engraved folding map. Original publisher's pictorial red cloth. Lightly rubbed and sunned. Armorial bookplates of Philip Hamond Esq. to both FEPs, hinges a trifle exposed, single short tear to folding map.
Price
£ 175.00
[RICKMAN, Edwin S.]. The diary of a solitaire: or sketch of a pedestrian excursion through part of switzerland. With a prefaratory address, and notes, personal and general. Smith, Elder, & Co; and H. Sotheran, York.. 1835. First edition.
liii, [1], 111pp, [1]. Without half-title. Contemporary (presentation?) hard grained morocco, richly gilt. A.E.G. Rubbed, with slight loss to head and foot of spine, bumping to corners. With the bookplate of Alexander Teixeira de Mattos to FEP. Presentation copy, inscribed 'To Thomas & Mary Aliis with the Author's grateful love, York, 6mo, 10th 1841' to blank fly, with occasional manuscript corrections apparently in the same hand.
Price
£ 475.00
CROKER, John Wilson. Correspondence between the right hon. j. w. croker and the right hon. lord john russell, on some passgaes of 'moore's diary.'... John Murray. 1854. First edition.
35pp, [1]. Recent marbled paper wrappers. A near fine copy.
Price
£ 50.00
HERDER, Johann Gottfried von. Der Cid nach spanischen Romanzen. Verlag der J. G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung. 1838. First illustrated edition.
[6], 238pp. With an engraved half-title, an additional engraved title-page, and numerous engraved illustrations in the text by Eugen Neureuther. Handsomely bound in contemporary richly gilt-tooled tree-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Rubbed, some surface loss to upper board. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of Edward Nicholas Hurt to FEP, foxed throughout.
Price
£ 125.00
[CROFT, Herbert]. The abbey of kilkhampton; or, monumental records for the year 1980... Printed for G. Kearsly. 1780. Sixth edition.
Two parts bound as one. [4], 82, iv, 83-141pp, [1]. Contemporary half-calf, recently rebacked to style. Rubbed, surface loss to boards. Hinges exposed, slight marginal loss to lower corner of leaf I2, very small hole to margin of L1.
Price
£ 75.00
[GREEN FAMILY]. A season in bath: or, Letters from the Green Family, to their friends in the country. First series. David Bogue. 1855. First edition.
viii, 75pp, [1]. With half-title. Original publisher's green printed paper wrappers. Lightly rubbed and marked, some surface loss to spine, splitting to joints. Bookplate of the Bath Public Reference Library to FEP, occasional ink-stamps, light spotting. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to half-title; 'The Bath Literary Club / from the author / 1886'.
Price
£ 75.00