Recent Acquisitions

HART, Richard. Ecclesiastical records of england, ireland, and scotland, from the fifth century till the reformation: being an epitome of british councils, the legatine and provincial constitutions, and other memorials of the olden time, with prolegomena and notes. Printed by Metcalfe and Palmer. 1836. First edition.
viii, [4], 322pp, [2]. With an engraved frontispiece and a terminal list of subscribers. Uncut and unopened in original publisher's drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Light rubbing, some scoring and marking to boards, chipping to lettering-piece. Later armorial bookplate of Henry Birkbeck to FEP, foxed.
Price
£ 75.00
ABERNETHY, John, F.R.S. Physiological lectures. Addressed to The College of Surgeons. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. 1821.
[6], 79pp, [7], 97-136, [4], 352, [4], 66pp, [6], 75pp, [1]. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Lightly rubbed. Armorial bookplate of Edward Nicholas Hurt to FEP, manuscript contents to FFEP, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 125.00
ALBERTI DI VILLANUOVA, Francesco . Nuovo dizionario portatile, italiano-francese, compendiato da quello d'alberti... Presso Bossange, Masson e Besson, Librai. 1797.
[4], xxiii, [1], 495pp, [1]. With half-title. [Bound with:] ALBERTI DI VILLANUOVA, Francesco. Nouveau dictionnaire de poche, francois-italien, abrege de celui d'alberti... A Paris. Chez Bossange, Masson et Besson, 1797. 11, [1], xxiii, [1], 432pp. With half-title. 12mo. Contemporary sheep, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Heavily worn. Hinges exposed, loss to half-title, loss to corners of b3 and I1 - touching text in both instances with some loss of sense, light damp-staining to first half of text-block, leaves toned, occasional spotting and marginal chipping.
Price
£ 150.00
HORACE. Q. horati flacci. Opera. Kegan Paul, Trench & Soc.. 1882.
[4], 293pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. Title in red and black. Bound by Suttaby of London in contemporary gilt-stamped brown morocco, T.E.G. Spine sunned, a trifle rubbed and marked. Decorated endpapers, recent bookplate of R. J. Dickinson to verso of FFEP, else internally immaculate.
Price
£ 75.00
MORRIS, William O'Connor. Letters on the land question of ireland. Longmans, Green, and Co.. 1870. First edition.
xvii, [1], 348pp. With half-title, and an engraved hand-coloured folding map bound as frontispiece. Original publisher's blind-stamped green buckram, recently rebacked and recornered to style with original spine laid-on. Wear to spine, light rubbing and marking to boards. Chipping to FFEP, short tape repair to verso of folding map.
Price
£ 50.00
DIBDIN, T[homas]. The last lays of the last of the three dibdins... Harding and King. 1833. First edition.
viii, 158pp, [1]. With a list of subscribers. Contemporary green half-calf, green buckram boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 50.00
BOUILLY, J[ean] N[icolas]. Conseils a ma Fille. Chez Rosa, Librarie, au Cabinet Litteraire. 1817. Fourth edition.
In two volumes. [6], xii, 354; [6], 354pp. With an engraved title-page to each volume, and a further 19 engraved plates. Contemporary straight-grain morocco, tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, booksellers ticket of Bossange & Masson to FEP of Vol. I, occasional short tears and chipping to margins, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 125.00
GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The vicar of wakefield. Printed for J. Bumpus. 1816.
[5], viii, 248pp. Contemporary black morocco-backed blind-stamped green cloth boards, spine richly gilt, marbled edges. Slight rubbing to extremities. Marbled endpapers, tear to leaf F4 - touching text of p.71, without loss of sense - paper repair to verso, not touching text, foxed throughout.
Price
£ 75.00
[MARRIAGE LAW]. A. J.. The summary remedies of wives. A handy-book for lay justices by one of themselves. Shaw & Sons. 1892. First edition.
30pp, [2]. Original publisher's blind-stamped limp brown buckram. A trifle rubbed, vertical crease to upper panel, lightly foxed. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to head of title-page; 'Sir R. Harrington Bt / with the compilers best / regards / sep: 1892'.
Price
£ 100.00
MARTINEAU, Harriet. Sketches from life. Whittaker and Co.. [1856]. First edition.
[4], ii, [2], 165pp, [1]. With half-title, an engraved frontispiece, and engraved title-page, and four engraved plates. Original publisher's red cloth, stamped in gilt and blind, A.E.G. Extremities a trifle rubbed, lightly marked. Engraved title-page and plates foxed.
Price
£ 75.00
[CONSTABLE, Archibald]. Memoirs of george heriot: jeweller to king james vi, with an historical account of the hospital founded by him at edinburgh. Printed for Archibald Constable and Co.. 1822. First edition.
[2], viii, 228pp. With half-title, an engraved frontispiece, and three engraved plates. Contemporary navy half-calf, blue buckram boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Light rubbing to extremities. Ink annotation to half-title, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 75.00
[GLASGOW PUBLIC LIBRARY]. Catalogue and regulations of the glasgow public library. Printed for the Glasgow Public Library. 1859.
viii, 158pp. [Bound with:] [GLASGOW PUBLIC LIBRARY]. Supplement to the catalogue of the glasgow public library... Glasgow. Printed by Thomas Murray and Son, 1862. 16pp. 8vo. Contemporary blind-stamped maroon cloth. A trifle rubbed, spine sunned. Internally clean and crisp. Shelf-label to FEP of the Blackie & Son Limited Private Library, with ownership inscription of the same to recto of FFEP.
Price
£ 75.00
TERTULLIAN. Q. septimii florentis tertulliani, carthaginiensis presbyteri, apologeticus, Ad Codices MStos & Editiones Veteres summa cura recognitus, castigatus, emendatus ut et perpetuo commentario. Apud Isaacum Severinum. 1718.
[40], 443pp, [53]. With an engraved frontispiece and an engraved folding plate. Title in red and black. [Bound with:] Jo. laur. mosheim disquisitio chronologico-critica de vera aetate apologetici a tertulliano conscripti... Lugduni Batavorum [i.e. Leiden]. Apud Isaacum Severinum, 1720. 64pp. 8vo. Contemporary vellum. Remnant of morocco lettering-piece to spine, a trifle discoloured. Marbled endpapers, bookplate of R. J. Dickinson to FEP, ink-stamp to FFEP of 'The House of the Sacred Mission, Mildenhall, Suffolk', leaves toned, foxed throughout, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 100.00
FULLER, Francis. Medicina Gymnastica: or, a treatise Concerning the Power of Exercise, With Respect to the Animal Oeconomy; and The Great Necessity of it, in the Cure of Several Distempers. Printed for Robert Knaplock. 1718. Fifth edition.
[38], 271pp, [11]. With an initial imprimatur leaf. Contemporary panelled calf. Extremities worn and damp-stained. Ink ownership inscriptions to FEP, extensive manuscript note to verso of M5, occasional marginal spotting and marking.
Price
£ 250.00
LANG, John Dunmore. The coming event! Or freedom and independence for the seven united provinces of australia. John L. Sherriff. 1870. First edition.
xviii, 453pp, [1]. With an engraved folding map. Partially unopened in original publisher's blind-tooled burgundy cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed and marked, spine sunned. Very occasional marginal chipping, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
ALLEN, James. history of australia, from 1787 to 1882. Mason, Firth & M'Cutcheon. 1882. First edition.
[2], iv, xii, 320pp, v-xii, [2]. With 14 pages of illustrated advertisements to front and rear. Original publisher's blue buckram, lettered in gilt. Heavily sunned and marked, corners bumped. Very small hole to gutter margin of title-page, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
BEWICK, Thomas. A history of british birds. Printed by Charles Henry Cook, for R. E. Bewick. 1832.
In two volumes. xl, 386; xxii, 424pp. With 320 engraved illustrations of birds, 302 engraved tail-pieces, and 14 figures in the text. Contemporary calf, contrasting red and black morocco lettering-pieces, spines richly gilt, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed, marking to boards. Slight wear to marbled endpapers, private ink-stamps to FFEPs, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 150.00
[BOOKBINDING TRADES JOURNAL]. The bookbinding trades journal. [Co-operative Printing Society Limited], [1904-1911]. First edition.
31 issues, comprising issues 1-24 issues of Vol. I and 1-7 of Vol. II. Original publisher's printed red paper wrappers, housed in recent custom box of gilt-tooled red half-morocco, marbled sides and edges. Occasional slight chipping to extremities, light rubbing to box. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 750.00
DRAKE, Lawrence. The heroes of england: stories of the lives of the most celebrated british soldiers and sailors. Joseph Cundall. 1843.
viii, 312pp. With a hand-coloured engraved frontispiece, and seven hand-coloured engraved plates. Original publisher's gilt-tooled black morocco, A.E.G. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Very occasional light spotting, ink gift inscription to front blank fly-leaf; 'Douglas Edward Holroyd / given him by H.R.H. the Duchess of Gloucester / January 1843'.
Price
£ 125.00
SCHIMMELPENNINCK, Mary Anne. Life of mary anne schimmelpenninck. Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts. 1858. First edition.
In two volumes. xi, [1], 345, [1]; ix, [1], 275pp, [1]. With half-titles, an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I, and a 32pp publisher advertisement catalogue to Vol. II. Uncut and partially unopened in original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. short marginal tear to head of leaf A3, Vol. II, very occasional light spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00