Recent Acquisitions

CAMOES, Luis de. Poems from the portuguese of luis de camoens: with remarks on his life and writings. Notes, &c. &c. by lord viscount strangford. Printed for J. Carpenter. 1804. Second edition.
[4], 160pp, [4]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and two terminal leaves of advertisements. Uncut in original publisher's green paper-backed marbled paper boards. Rubbed and faded, slight surface loss to upper board. Lightly foxed, overall an internally clean and crisp copy.
Price
£ 75.00
[GLASCOCK, William Nugent]. Naval sketch book: or, the service afloat and ashore; with characteristic reminiscences, fragments, and opinions. Printed for Whittaker & Co.. 1834. Second series.
In two volumes. [5], viii, 293, [1]; [4], 288pp. Without half-titles. Contemporary navy half-morocco, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Extremities rubbed, slightest of chipping to lettering-pieces. Armorial bookplates of Richard Harington to both FEPs, slight creasing to leaves of second gathering of Vol. II, some marginal loss to foot of I3-4 of same, sporadic spotting/browning.
Price
£ 200.00
WATTS, Isaac. Logick: or, the Right Use of reason in the enquiry after truth. With A Variety of rules to guard against Error, in the Affairs of Religion and Human Life, as well as in the Sciences. Printed for J. Buckland et al.. 1768. Fourteenth edition.
x, 365pp, [1]. Recent calf-backed marbled paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slightest of wear to extremities. Margins of fly-leaf and imprimatur leaf repaired, ink manuscript contents and annotations to same and to verso of title-page, bottom corners of E-E2 clipped, slight loss to foot of X8, marginal pen and pencil markings throughout.
Price
£ 75.00
[NORTHAMPTON, Henry Howard]. The secret correspondence of Sir robert cecil with James VI. King of Scotland. Now first published. Printed for A. Millar. 1766. First edition.
[5], x-xi, [2], vi-viii, 235pp, [1]. Several leaves of preliminaries misbound. Contemporary calf-backed salmon paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, splitting to joints, slight loss to head of spine. Shelf-label of 'Porkington Library' to FEP, browning to title, very occasional light dust-soiling.
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£ 125.00
D'ORLEANS, [Pierre Joseph]. The history of the revolutions in england under the Family of the stuarts, From the Year 1603, to 1690...Wherein are contained many Secret Memoirs relating to that Family, and the last Great Revolution, Anno 1688. Printed for E. Curll. 1722. Second edition.
[24], 328, [12], 44pp. Contemporary sheep, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Spine heavily rubbed with loss to head and foot, splitting to joints. Shelf-label of 'Porkington Library' to FEP, very small burn-hole to K2 -just clipping text, foxed and browned throughout.
Price
£ 150.00
OLDMIXON, John. Clarendon and whitlock compar'd. To which is occasionally added, A comparison between the History of the Rebellion, and other Histories of the Civil War... Printed for J. and J. Pemberton. 1737. Second edition.
xxxix, [1], 344pp, [24]. With seven terminal advertisement leaves. Contemporary sheep, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, particularly to spine, joints split. Shelf-label of 'Porkington Library' to FEP, occasional light dust-soiling, overall internally clean and crisp.
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£ 75.00
GEOFFREY OF MONMOUTH. The british history, Translated into english From the latin of Jeffrey of Monmouth. With a large Preface concerning the Authority of the History. By Aaron Thompson... Printed for J. Bowyer et al.. 1718. First edition in English.
[2], cxi, [17], 401pp, [55]. With a list of subscribers and a terminal errata leaf. Contemporary panelled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Slightest of splitting to joints, loss to head and foot of spine, chipping to lettering-piece. Internally clean and crisp but for neatly repaired tear to margin of H2. From the recently dispersed library of Hugh Selbourne, with neat ink-stamps to verso of title and margin of p51.
Price
£ 750.00
KEYNES, John Maynard. The end of laissez-faire. Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press. 1926. First edition.
55pp, [1]. Original publisher's green cloth-backed blue paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. A trifle rubbed, discolouration to boards, slight chipping to lettering-piece. Browning to endpapers, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 175.00
[BOLINGBROKE, Henry St. John, Viscount]. Letters on the Spirit of Patriotism: On the Idea of a Patriot King: and on the state of parties, at the Accession of King George the First. Printed for A. Millar. 1750.
vii, [1], 9-199, 300-338pp, [2]. Complete despite erratic pagination. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Recent navy half-morocco, blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G.. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 75.00
HOWARD, Charles. Thoughts, essays, and maxims, chiefly religious and political. Printed for T. Lewis...and Sold by S. Bladon. 1768. First edition.
[4], 143pp, [1]. Contemporary calf-backed salmon paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbing to extremities, splitting to joints. Private shelf-label of Porkington Library to FEP, slightest of dust-soiling to title-page, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
ROGERS, Thomas. The faith, doctrine, and religion, professed, and protected in the realme of england, and Dominions of the same... Printed by John Legatt. 1629.
[36], 56, 53-203, 194-122 [i.e. 222]pp. Recent red half-morocco, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Ink-stamp of 'Scottish Churches House Dunblane' to FFEP, recent booklabel of 'W. G. Baker, Mass.' to same, browning to title, sporadic spotting, very occasional ink underlining and marginal annotations.
Price
£ 300.00
[SHAKESPEARE, Willam]. A collection of 17 separately published Tonson editions of Shakespeare's plays, and seven others.
I. [SHAKESPEARE, William - Misattributions]. The tragedy of locrine, the eldest son of king brutus. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 59pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. Marginal damp-staining throughout. II. Antony and cleopatra. A tragedy. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 95pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. III. The Life and Death of king lear. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 91pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. IV. Pericles, prince of tyre. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 67pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. V. Othello, the moor of venice. A tragedy. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 96pp. With an engraved frontispiece. VI. DRYDEN, [John], LEE, [Nathaniel]. Oedipus: a tragedy... London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 84pp. With an engraved frontispiece. VII. [SHAKESPEARE, William - Misattributions]. The history of Sir John Oldcastle, the good lord cobham. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 72pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Lightly damp-stained. VIII. Love's labour's lost. A comedy. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1735. 84pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Slight marginal loss to C11-12. IX. As you Like it. A comedy. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 72pp. With an engraved frontispiece. X. A Midsummer-Nights dream. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 60pp. With an engraved frontispiece. XI. CIBBER, C. Love makes a man: or, the Fop's Fortune. A comedy. London. Printed for the Booksellers in Town and Country, 1739. [4], 98-167pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. Occasional slight shaving to running-title. XII. THEOBALD, [Lewis]. The Fatal Secret. A tragedy... London. Printed for J. Watts, 1735. [12], 57pp, [3]. With an engraved frontispiece. XIII. The two gentlemen of verona. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 71pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. XIV. The Merry Wives of windsor. A comedy. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 70pp, [2]. With an engraved frontispiece. XV. [DRYDEN, John]. The Spanish Fryar: or the Double Discovery... London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. [10], 16-94pp, [2]. Without two preliminary leaves. With an engraved frontispiece. XVI. The merchant of venice. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 72pp. With an engraved frontispiece. XVII. Twelfth-night: or, what you will. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 70pp, [2]. With an engraved frontispiece. XVIII. Measure for measure. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 83pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. XIX. The winter's tale. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1735. 84pp. With an engraved frontispiece. XX. Much ado about nothing. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 72pp. With an engraved frontispiece. XXI. [SHAKESPEARE, William - Misattributions]. The puritan: or the widow of watling-street. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 60pp. With an engraved frontispiece. XXII. All's well that ends well. A comedy. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 82pp, [2]. With an engraved frontispiece. XXIII. The comedy of errors. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 60pp. With an engraved frontispiece. XIV. The taming of the shrew. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 84pp. Without engraved frontispiece. 12mo. Bound in four volumes numbered in gilt from 2-5. Later calf-backed contemporary marbled paper boards. Extremities heavily rubbed. Later plain endpapers, contemporary manuscript contents to front blank fly-leaf of each volume.
Price
£ 2,500.00
HILL, Aaron. The works of the late aaron hill, Esq; in four volumes. Consisting of Letters on Various Subjects, and of Original Poems, Moral and Facetious. With an essay on the art of acting. Printed for the Benefit of the Family. 1754. Second edition.
In four volumes. vi, [30], 375, [1]; [2], 410, [16]; [2], 423, [1]; [2], 396pp. With a list of subscribers. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Heavily rubbed, some surface loss. Internally clean and crisp. From the library of the Earls of Lovelace, with the recent ink-stamps of the Ben Damph Forest library to all FFEPs.
Price
£ 250.00
[WINTERTON, Ralph]. Poetae minores graeci... Impensis W. Redmayne, pro A. & J. Churchill. 1712.
[6], 531pp, [103]. Parallel Latin and Greek text. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf, later rebacked in speckled calf, later contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Some rubbing to boards, slight splitting to head of spine, surface loss to bumped corners. Armorial bookplate to FEP with the motto 'Labor Ipse Voluptas', very occasional ink underlining, sopradic spotting/browning, overall internally clean and crisp. From the library of the Earls of Lovelace, with the recent ink-stamp of the Ben Damph Forest library to FFEP.
Price
£ 150.00
POPE, [Alexander]. Temple of fame: a vision. Printed for Bernard Lintott. 1715. First edition.
52pp, [4]. With half-title and two terminal leaves proposing the publication of the Urry edition of Chaucer. Recent calf-backed, brown buckram boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, slightest of damp-staining to half-title, very occasional light spotting, overall a very good copy.
Price
£ 350.00
HOEY, [Abraham] van. Letters and negociations of m. van hoey, Ambassador from the States-General to his Most Christian Majesty. Containing An exact Representation of the present State of the Court of France... Printed for J. Nourse. 1743. First English edition.
viii, 155pp, [1]. Recent navy half-morocco, blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, marginal repair to penultimate leaf, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
[WAR OF SPANISH SUCCESSION]. An account of the Earl of Galway's conduct in Spain and Portugal. Printed, and Sold by J. Baker. 1711.
[8], 88pp. [Bound with:] A detection of the Earl of Gallway's Conduct at Almanza... London. Printed for John Morphew, 1711. First edition. 15pp, [1]. 8vo. Recent red cloth, lettered in gilt. Very slight wear to extremities. Recent endpapers, small paper flaw to title-page vignette of first work, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
[FRANCE]. A new journey to france; with an Exact Description of the Sea-Coast from London to Calais, and of the Roads from thence to Orleans, and back again to Dieppe: Giving an Account of the present Condition of that Country. Intermixt with several diverting Adventures and Transactions that happen’d there lately. The whole very Pleasant and Useful for such as Travel that way. Printed for J. Baker. 1715. First edition.
[4], 130pp [i.e. 138], [2]. With half-title and a terminal advertisement leaf. Recent red cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Very occasional marginal trimming, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 500.00
BLADEN, Martin. Solon: or, philosophy No Defence against love. A tragi-comedy. With the Masque of Orpheus and Euridice. Printed for R. Smith...and Sold by J. Nutt. 1705. First edition.
[6], 72pp. Without half-title. Recent navy half-morocco, blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Extremities discoloured and a trifle soiled. Recent marbled endpapers, occasional shaving to running-title, minute marginal worm-trail to final two gatherings.
Price
£ 450.00
POPE, [Alexander]. The rape of the lock. An heroi-comical poem.In Five Canto's. Printed for Bernard Lintott. 1714. Second edition.
[8], 48pp. With an engraved frontispiece and five engraved plates. Title in red and black. Recent brown half-morocco, tan cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Slightest of wear to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, an internally clean and crisp copy.
Price
£ 450.00