Recent Acquisitions

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
MANT, The Rev. Richard. Poems. At the University Press, for the Author; and Sold By J. Parker; and Longman and Rees. 1806. First Edition.
8vo. viii, 133pp, [1]. With half-title. [Bound with:] MONTGOMERY, James. The Wanderer of Switzerland, and Other Poems. London. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1806. Third Edition. [12], [11]-175pp, [1]. Contemporary tan half-calf over marbled boards, gilt. Slightly rubbed, joints starting. Ink inscriptions to head of each title.
Price
£ 100.00
ROBB, Rev. William. Poems Illustrative of the Genius and Influence of Christianity: To which are subjoined some fugitive pieces...Embellished with a highly finished Engraving of the Ruins of the Cathedral of St. Andrew's, and Chapel of St. Rule.. Printed by John Moir...sold by P. Hill. 1809. First Edition.
264pp, [2]. With engraved frontispiece. Finely bound in contemporary red morocco, gilt. A.E.G. Rubbed to spine and extremities. Bookplate of Robert Graham to FEP. Offsetting to title, sporadic browning
Price
£ 125.00
DOUGLAS, Alexander. Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect.. Printed by R. Tullis, for the Author. 1806. First Edition.
xx, 203pp, [1]. Uncut in contemporary red half-morocco over marbled boards, gilt. Rubbed, with loss to head of spine. Neat twentieth-century German ink-stamp to FFEP.
Price
£ 150.00
OGILVIE, John. Human Life, A Poem, in Five Parts.. Printed by W. Bulmer...for T. Cadell. 1806. First Edition.
[4], xv, [1], 152pp, [4]. With half-title, engraved frontispiece and two terminal advertisement leaves. Uncut in original publisher's blue paper boards, neatly rebacked, with paper lettering-piece. Ink inscription of Wm. Nicholson and small water-stain to title.
Price
£ 250.00
BAYLEY, Peter. Jun. Esq. Poems. Printed for William Miller. 1803. First Edition.
[10], 208pp [i.e. 209pp], [1]. With half-title. Uncut in original drab paper boards, neatly rebacked. Bookplate of John Murphy. Bishop, Cork, 1815 to FEP, Ink stamp of Minerva Rooms, Cork, to half-title, title, and, along with manuscript shelf-marks, to occasional text leaf.
Price
£ 850.00
BRAYLEY, Edward Wedlake. HERBERT, William. Syr Reginalde; Or, The Black Tower. A Romance of the Twelfth Century. With Tales and other poems. Printed by J. Swan...for Vernor and Hood. 1803. First Edition.
Price
£ 75.00
BELFOUR, John. Spanish Heroism; Or, a Battle of Roncesvalles. A Metrical Romance. Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe. 1809. First Edition.
ix, [3], 277pp, [1]. With half-title. Contemporary half-calf over marbled boards, gilt. Slightly rubbed to extremities, bump to fore-edges, sporadic foxing.
Price
£ 150.00
[FORBY, Robert?]. Pursuits of Agriculture; A Satirical Poem, in Three Cantos. With Notes.. Printed for John Joseph Stockdale, 1808-1810. 1808. First Edition.
Three volumes in one, with continuous pagination. 249pp, [1]. Contemporary half-morocco over marbled boards, gilt. Neatly rebacked, with original backstrip laid down. Slightly rubbed, fading to boards. ?Presentation inscription 'Mary Jane Mannings, the gift of The Revd. R. Fosby. 1810' to head of title
Price
£ 300.00
PRICHARD, Rees. The Welshman's Candle. Canwyll Y Cymru: Sef, Gwaith Y Prachedig.... Argraphwyd ac ar werth gan J. Evans, Yn Heol-Y-Prior. 1808.
470pp, [2]. Contemporary calf, blind-roll tooling to joints. Rubbed, cracking to upper joint. Lacks FFEP, tear to gutter margin of title. Browning and occasional marginal loss to text.
Price
£ 75.00