Recent Acquisitions

[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
[ANON.]. The Curate, An Elegiac Poem, By **** *******. Printed for T. Becket. 1802. First Edition.
iv, 16pp. Disbound, lower edge uncut. Soiling to title and final leaf, paper adhesion to former.
Price
£ 150.00
[ANON.]. Peter and Aesop, A St. Gile's Eclogue. Printed for Murray and Highley...by Davis, Wilks, and Taylor. 1800. First Edition.
vii, [1], 38pp. With half-title. Disbound.
Price
£ 250.00
GRANT, Charles. A Poem on the Restoration of Learning in the East; Which Obtained Mr. Buchanan's Prize.. Printed by R. Watts, at the University Press; and sold by Deighton.... 1805. First Edition.
[6], 29pp, [1]. With half-title. Disbound, with several blank leaves at end. Some damp-staining to final five leaves.
Price
£ 75.00
ABBOT, Charles. Verses Sacred to the Memory of the Most Noble Francis Duke of Bedford, Who Died March the 2d. 1802. By Charles Abbot, M.A. F.L.S. Vicar of Oakley Raynes, Bedfordshire, and late Fellow of New College, Oxford. Printed and Sold by W. Smith. May be had of Messrs. Crosby & Co.. 1802. First Edition.
[4], 9pp, [1]. Stitched in recent paper wrappers. Presentation copy, inscribed 'From the Author' to head of title.
Price
£ 400.00
CORRY, John. The Gardener's Daughter of Worcester; Or, the Miseries of Seduction. A Moral Tale.. Sold by Champante and Whitrow, [printed by T. Newly, Salop].. [1800?].
36pp. With hand-coloured frontispiece. Recent black morocco, gilt. Some surface adhesion between title and frontispiece has caused slight surface loss to former.
Price
£ 600.00
HUTTON, William. Poems; Chiefly Tales. Printed by and for John Nichols and Son. 1804. First Edition.
xii, 435pp, [1]. With engraved portrait frontispiece of the author. Contemporary diced calf. Marbled endpapers. Rebacked and refurbished, with original spine laid down and new lettering-pieces, rubbed to extremities. One correction and two manuscript additions to the recto of terminal leaf, a list of the author's works. Bookseller's pencilled note to verso of FEP 'not more than 20 copies, survived fire, very scarce'.
Price
£ 400.00
[SMEDLEY, Edward]. Erin. A Geographical and Descriptive Poem. Part I-[II]. Printed by Hamblin and Seyfang....for the Author; And sold by W. Ginger. 1810. First Edition.
[8], 16, 63pp, [25]. With folding hand-coloured map of Ireland as frontispiece, vignette engraving to title. Uncut in original publisher's blue paper boards, neatly rebacked with new paper lettering-piece. Rubbed, with slight loss to extremities, marking to boards, some marginal worming at end. Ink inscription of Ralph Baukes to FEP.
Price
£ 275.00
RHODES, Thomas. The Patriot Queen; or, Female Heroism: A Tragedy.. Printed for the Author, by N. Merridew, at the Herald and Advertiser Office. 1808. First Edition.
x, 70pp, [8]. With half title and four terminal leaves listing subscriber's and a page of advertisements. Uncut, stitched as issued. A fine copy.
Price
£ 300.00
[HARDINGE, George]. The Editor, The Booksellers, and The Critic, An Eclogue. From No. XII of a Collection of Papers, Literary and Political, Entitled Chalmeriana.. [s.n.]. 1800.
27pp, [1]. Later paper wrappers, typed title label to upper wrap. Presentation copy, inscribed 'For J. Annesley Esq From the author' to head of title.
Price
£ 250.00
SOTHEBY, William. A Poetical Epistle to Sir George Beaumont, Bart. On the Encouragement of the British School of Painting.. Printed for John Wright. 1801. First Edition.
37pp, [3]. With half title and final advertisement leaf. Uncut in contemporary marbled wraps. Undoubtedly a family copy, with the ink inscription of 'A. Wright, March 13th 1803', presumably Wright's daughter, to head of half title.
Price
£ 1,250.00
BOWLES, Rev. W. Lisle. The Picture; Verses Written in London. May 1803, Suggested by A Magnificent Landscape of Rubens, in possession of Sir George Beaumont. Printed by W. Bulmer. 1803. First Edition.
20pp. Later paper boards, rubbed and faded. Some creasing, neat repair to half-title, loss to gutter margin of final leaf. John Sparrow's copy, with his book label to FEP.
Price
£ 250.00
MONTAGUE, Edward. The Citizen; A Hudibrastic Poem. In five cantos. To which is added Nelson's Ghost, a poem. In two parts. Printed by W. Lewis for J.F. Hughes...and sold by C. Chapple. 1806. First Edition.
xii, 150, [2], 15pp, [1]. With half-title and two fine hand-coloured caricature engravings ('Sir Peter' and 'My Lady'). Uncut and partially unopened in original publishers blue paper boards, paper lettering-piece. A fine copy but for very slight rubbing to extremities. Ink inscription of 'John Goodford, 1806, Yeovil' to FEP.
Price
£ 750.00
[WATSON-TAYLOR, George]. The Old Hag in a Red Cloak. A Romance. Inscribed to the Author of The Grim White Woman. [Printed for the author by Simon Gosnell]. 1801. First Authorised Edition.
16pp. Recent cloth-backed paper boards, gilt.
Price
£ 200.00
HEBER, Reginald. Palestine. A Poem recited in the theatre in Oxford, MDCCCIII. To which is added The Passage of the Red Sea, a Fragment. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme; and John Hatchard. 1809. Second Edition.
[4], 32, 8, [2]. With half-title. Finely bound in contemporary diced Russia, spine richly gilt in elaborate patterns with at least 8 different tools, foliate borders to boards, titled to centre of each board within lozenges. A fine copy, with only the slightest cracking to upper joint at foot of spine. Ink inscription of Harriet Thager to verso of FFEP.
Price
£ 400.00
BROWNE, Rev. Thomas. Poems on Several Occasions. Printed for Vernor & Hood by R. & W. Dean. 1800. First Edition.
xxviii, 179pp, [1]. With engraved portrait frontispiece. Nineteenth-century half-calf over marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, with loss at head of spine. Light offsetting to title, else a remarkably crisp copy.
Price
£ 275.00