Recent Acquisitions

[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
CLARK, John. Fidus and Eumenes, A Poetical Dialogue. In Two Parts, Viz. 1. The truth and excellency of Christianity vindicated, and objections answered. 2. The last Judgement described; with the unhappy end of all who reject, or abuse the Gospel. Printed for the Author by W. Nicholson....and sold by T. Williams. 1804. First Edition.
iv, 57pp, [3]. With terminal blank. Uncut, restitched but otherwise in original state.
Price
£ 175.00
[SAYERS, James]. Elijah's Mantle: A Poem. Printed for John Joseph Stockdale. 1807. First Authorised Edition.
13pp, [1]. Stitched in recent paper wraps.
Price
£ 125.00
CLARK, John. Novitius, A Poem. Addressed to a Young Minister; Offering some Friendly Hints to his consideration, respecting his conduct both in Private and Public. Printed for the Author' and sold by T. Williams. 1803. First Edition.
27pp, [1]. Uncut in original stitched publisher's blue paper wraps. Impressions of old pencilled titles, now erased, to upper wrap.
Price
£ 200.00
BURNET, Gilbert. A Vindication of the Authority, Constitution, and Laws of the Church and State of Scotland. In Four Conferences. Wherein the Answer to the Dialogues betwixt the Conformist and the Non-con-formist, is examined. By Robert Sanders, Printer to the City, and University. 1673. First Edition.
[26], 102, 133-362, [2], 125pp, [1]. Victorian blue half-morocco over marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Marbled endpapers. Spine varnished, causing some rubbing and splitting to joints/extremities. Bookplate of L.A. Law Library to FEP. Small hole to printer's device, else a crisp copy.
Price
£ 350.00
[SAYERS, James]. Elijah's Mantle. [s.n.]. [c.1806]. Unauthorised edition.
Broadside, with drop-head title, text printed in two columns. Paper watermarked 1804. Trimmed at edges, not touching text. Pen trials to verso.
Price
£ 125.00
[ANON.]. An Epistle to a Lady. Printed and Published by William Horseman. [1808]. First Edition.
ix, [3], 40pp. With half title printed to recto and title to verso of first leaf. With a folding hand-coloured frontispiece caricature plate depicting Canning wielding a javelin over the Duke of York, half-man and half skeleton, in the arms of his mistress. Disbound. Soiling to half-title and final leaf, which also has a little tearing.
Price
£ 225.00