Recent Acquisitions

CRIRIE, James. Scottish Scenery: Or, Sketches in Verse, Descriptive of Scenes Chieflt in the Highlands of Scotland: Accompanied with notes and illustrations; and ornamented with engravings by W. Byrne, F.S.A. from views painted by G. Walker, F.A.S.E.. Printed for T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies. 1803. First Edition.
xxxiv, [2], 412pp. With engraved frontispiece view of Edinburgh and nineteen further engraved views. Contemporary tree-calf, gilt. Expertly rebacked to style, with contrasting morocco lettering-piece. Marbled endpapers. Contemporary Chippendale armorial bookplate of Jonathan Pytts, featuring a cherub reading a book, to FEP
Price
£ 400.00
MOORE, Thomas. Epistles, Odes, and Other Poems. Printed for James Carpenter. 1806. First Edition.
xi, [5], 341pp, [7]. With half-title, engraved frontispiece (by Landseer), terminal errata leaf and two terminal advertisement leaves. Uncut and partially unopened in original publisher's pink paper boards. Rebacked in plain paper, upper hinge splitting.
Price
£ 125.00
SOTHEBY, William. Saul; A Poem, in Two Parts. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies...by W. Bulmer and Co.. 1807. First Edition.
[8], 190pp, [2]. With half-title and terminal advertisement leaf. Slightly later polished calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Marbled endpapers and edges. Slightly rubbed, upper board a little faded and upper joint starting.
Price
£ 150.00
BELFOUR, John. Music, A Didatic Poem, In Five Cantos. Translated from the Spanish of Don Tomas de Yriarte, into English verse. Printed for Wm. Miller. 1807. First Edition.
[iii]-xxix, [5], 192pp. With engraved portrait frontispiece and terminal errata slip, without half-title. Contemporary half-calf over terracotta paper boards, gilt. Rubbed, lower joint splitting, upper joint cracked with some loss at head and foot. Bookplate removed from FEP.
Price
£ 150.00
STRUTT, Joseph. The Test of Guilt; Or Traits of Antient Superstition. A Dramatic Tale.. Printed for Appleyards..... 1808. First?.
vii, [1], 119, [1]. With half title. [Bound with:] The Bumpkins' Disaster; or The Journey to London: Containing the Whimsical Adventures of Ploughshire and Clodpoll; Incidental to which are described, A Consultation of the Fairies; Including also the Legendary History of Waltham Cross. A Collection of Fragments. London. Printed for Appleyards..., 1808. viii, 55pp, [1]. With half-title. Recent half speckled brown calf over marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt.
Price
£ 300.00
HAYLEY, William. The Triumph of Music; A Poem: In Six Cantos. Printed by and for J. Seagrave; And sold by T. Payne.... 1804. First Edition.
[6], 148pp, [2]. With half-title and terminal advertisement leaf. Uncut in original blue paper boards, rebacked. Rubbed, some marking/scuffing. Closed tear to O3, without loss. Three ink inscriptions to FFEP, the first by Gabriel Sutton, recording that it was 'Bought at Mr Liptrot's sale at Broughton', presumably Rev. Liptrot, Vicar of Broughton, mentioned in several late eighteenth-century theological subscribers' lists
Price
£ 175.00
[WARNER, Richard]. Rebellion in Bath: Or, the Battle of the Upper-Rooms: An Heroico-odico-tragico-comico Poem, In Two Cantos: By the late Peter Paul Pallet. Canto the First.... Printed for G. Wilkie and J. Robinson. 1808. First Edition.
[8], 74pp. With vignette to title. Uncut in recent calf-backed paper boards, with original title label (bearing price of 5s) affixed to upper board.
Price
£ 200.00
[BUNBURY, Henry William]. Tales of the Devil, from the Original Gibberish of Professor Lumpwitz, S.U.S. and C.A.C. in the University of Snoringberg. Printed and Sold by G. Ingram...Sold also by T. Egerton. 1801. First Edition.
57pp, [1]. With engraved frontispiece and four further plates by Bunbury. Recent calf-backed marbled boards, gilt. Top fore-corner of title torn away, laid down. Some substantial damp-marking at gutter margin, affecting text and plates.
Price
£ 250.00
MACNEILL, Hector. The Pastoral, or Lyric Muse of Scotland; In Three Cantos. Printed by George Ramsay and Company, For Archibald Constable and Company. 1808. First Edition.
viii, 68pp. With half title. Uncut in recent marbled paper boards.
Price
£ 125.00
CAMPBELL, Thomas. Gertrude of Wyoming; A Pennsylvanian Tale. And Other Poems. Printed by T. Bensley....for the Author, by Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1809. First Edition.
[4], 134pp. Contemporary speckled half-calf over marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. But for slight rubbing to marbled boards, a fine copy, with an original footnote relating to the Gaelic word Pelloch (p.8) pasted beneath the FEP.
Price
£ 150.00
HURDIS, James. The Favorite Village. A Poem. Printed at the Author's Own Press. 1800. First Edition.
[6], 210pp. Contemporary half-calf over marbled boards. Rebacked in tan morocco, original lettering-piece laid down, bumping to corners. The Nowell Smith copy, with book labels of Simon and Julia Adams to FEP. Presentation copy, inscribed 'To Mr Lysons, with the author's best respects'
Price
£ 425.00
GURNEY, Hudson. Cupid and Psyche: A Mythological Tale, from the Golden Ass of Apuleius. Printed for J. Wright....by W. Bulmer and Co.. 1801. Third Edition.
59pp, [1]. With half title, stipple-engraved frontispiece and one further plate. Uncut in recent paper boards, paper lettering-piece to spine. A little staining to head, including title and both plates, at start.
Price
£ 75.00
LEWIS, M.G.. Alfonso, King of Castile: A Tragedy, In Five Acts. Printed for J. Bell...by Wilks and Taylor. 1801. First edition.
vii, [1], 111pp, [1]. Disbound.
Price
£ 175.00
MANNERS, George. Edgar; or, Caledonian Feuds. A Tragedy. Now performing with universal applause, at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden. Printed for Tipper & Richards. 1806. First Edition.
9, [1], 90pp, [2]. With half-title. Disbound.
Price
£ 225.00
ROBINSON, Morris. The Fall of Mortimer; A Tragedy in Five Acts. Printed by William Bulmer and Co....Sold by Faulder and Son. 1806. First Edition.
[4], 70pp. Disbound, some spotting to title. From Allardyce Nicol's theatre collection, without indication of such.
Price
£ 100.00
MORRIS, Thos. L. The Daneid, An Epic Poem, in Four Books, Written on board his Majesty's ship La Desiree. Printed by E. Walker, Sold by the Widow of the Author. [1803?]. First Edition.
28pp. Disbound, some soiling and spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
[ANON.]. A Satirical Epistle in Verse, addressed to the Poet Laureate on his Carmen Seculare, constaining strictures on modern times and characters. Printed by D.N. Shury...and sold by J. Ginger. 1801. First Edition.
xvi, 46pp. Disbound, largely untrimmed, with original stab holes to gutter margins. Light soiling to title and final leaf, ink-stamps of the Mercantile Library, PA to title and occasionally to text.
Price
£ 250.00
CLARK, J.. The Fortunate Discovery, or, Wisdom found at Last! A Poem.. Printed for the Author, by E. Sweet...and Sold by Williams and Smith.... 1807. First Edition.
[2], 28pp, [2]. Recent decorative paper wrappers. Tear to upper joint.
Price
£ 150.00
[SAYERS, James]. The Uti Possidetis. and Status Quo: A Political Satire. London. 1807. First Edition.
20pp. Stitched in recent paper wraps. Sporadic spotting to text.
Price
£ 125.00
BLOOMFIELD, Robert. Rural Tales, Ballads, and Songs. Printed for Vernor and Hood...by T. Bensley. 1802. First Edition.
xi, [3], 105pp, [1]. With half-title and engraved portrait frontispiece. Victorian mauve calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed to extremities, joints, browning to spine. Bookplates of Charles James Fox Bunbury, William Carr, and the Nowell-Smiths to front endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed 'Henry William Bunbury, 1802, From the Author' to head of half-title.
Price
£ 750.00