Recent Acquisitions

THOMSON, James. Poems in the Scottish Dialect. Printed by J. Pillans & Sons, Published by W. Reid, Leith, for the Author. 1801. First Edition.
xxiii, [1], 215pp. With portrait frontispiece of the author. Uncut in original paper boards, neatly rebacked to style with original lettering-piece laid down. Slight rubbing to extremities else a fine copy with occasional foxing to text. Ink inscription of 'John J. Easson', dated 1840, to recto of frontispiece.
Price
£ 250.00
ANDERSON, Robert. Ballads in the Cumberland Dialect...with notes and a glossary. Printed by W. Hodgson, and sold by B. Crosby and Co. and W. Clarke, London. 1805. First Edition.
viii, [2], 174pp. Recent paper boards. Sporadic marking to text.
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£ 125.00
FRENCH, Rev. R.N.. Verses, by the Rev. R.N. French, of Foremark, Derbyshire. Printed for the Author, and Sold by G. Wilkins. 1808. First Edition.
xi, [1], 168pp. Nineteenth-century green pebbled cloth, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Some rubbing and staining. Ink inscription of R.R. Hornby, dated 1839, to FFEP. Blank-fly removed at front. Some marginal staining and a little worming at end. First item of errata boldly crossed through in ink.
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£ 200.00
HODGSON, John. Poems, Written at Lanchester. Printed for the Author, and Sold by Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme. 1807. First Edition.
[4], iv, 133pp, [1]. Small woodcut vignettes to text. Recent tan calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Ink inscription of Mr. Disney to head of title, which along with G1 also bears faint library stamp of Mercantile Library, Philadelphia.
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£ 175.00
LOGAN, Rev. John. Poems and Runnamede, A Tragedy. Printed for Bell & Bradfute.... 1805. New Edition.
[2], xxiv, 189pp, [3]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Recent tan half-calf, contrasting lettering-pieces, gilt, over marbled boards.
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£ 100.00
IRELAND, W.H.. Mutius Scaevola; Or, The Roman Patriot. An Historical Drama. Printed by D.N. Shury...for R. Bent. 1801. First Edition.
viii, 90pp. Later paper wraps, manuscript title label taped to spine. Early ink inscription of J.L. Renwick to blank-fly, slight soiling to title.
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£ 300.00
GIBSON, F.. The Poetical Remains, with other Detached Pieces of the Late F. Gibson, Esq. F.A.S. Collector of the Customs at Whitby. Printed and sold by R. Rodgers. Sold also by C. Law...London. 1807. First Edition.
[2], xiv, 134pp. With half-title. Modern marbled wraps. Occasional marking, tear without loss to I2.
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£ 200.00
S[hewell]., J[ohn].T[alwin].. A Tribute to the Memory of William Cowper, author of The Task and Other Poems, Occasioned by the perusal of his works, and Hayley's Memoirs of his Life. Printed and Sold by J. Raw; Sold by Longman, Hurst, Rees.... 1808. Second Edition.
[4], 34pp, [2]. With a half-title. Later blue paper wraps.
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£ 300.00
[STEWART, Charles Edward]. The Arguments (In Verse) of the Foxiad; An Historical Poem, In Ten Books, With Notes, and a Dedication to the Eulogist of Bonaparte. Printed by W. Stratford...Sold by Bickerstaff.... 1803. First London Edition.
30pp. Later paper wraps. Chipped to extremities, some foxing to title. Marginal loss to C3.
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£ 75.00
WRANGHAM, Francis. The Raising of Jairus' Daughter; A Poem....To which is annexed a short memoir, interspersed with a few Poetical Productions of the late Caroline Symmons. Printed for J. Mawman.... 1804. First Edition.
viii, 45pp, [3]. With engraved portrait and terminal advertisement leaf. Original publisher's light blue paper wraps. Slightly rubbed to spine, stab holes to joint, some sporadic browning to text. Newspaper clipping advertising the publication of this volume tipped to blank fly.
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£ 300.00
FROST, Quintin. The Harper, And Other Poems.. Printed by C. Whittingham...For Longmand, Hurst, Rees and Orme. 1806. First Edition.
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£ 125.00
IRELAND, William Henry. Rhapsodies. London. 1803. First Edition.
[2], 11-200pp. With engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary half-alf over marbled boards, gilt. Paper title label to upper board. Worn, with cracking to joints. Monogram bookplate of 'F.P.' to FEP. Slight offsetting to title, else a crisp copy.
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£ 200.00
PRESTON, William. The Posthumous Poems of William Preston, Esq. (Late One of the Judges of Appeals). Dedicated, by permission, to the Provost of Trinity College, Dublin.. Printed by Wilkinson and Courtney. 1809. First Edition.
xxii, 276pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Recent antique-style calf backed marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Frontispiece laid down, with slight loss to gutter margin just touching border, ink-stamp of the Mercantile Library, PA, and small paper adhesion to title. Closed tear to B4. Manuscript additions to list of subscribers.
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£ 200.00
GOULBOURN, Edward. The Blueviad. A Satyrical Poem. Printed for J. Maynard...by Barker and Son. 1805. First Edition.
119pp, [1]. Folding engraved frontispiece. Uncut in later roan backed paper boards. Rubbed to extremities, some marking and bumping to boards. Bookplate of Anne and F.G. Renier to FEP, contemporary ink inscription to head of title. A handful of annotations to final leaf, an index of the characters, identifying the true identities of fictional counterparts.
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£ 125.00
STAGG, John. Miscellaneous Poems, some of which are in the Cumberland and Scottish dialects.. Printed by R. Hetherton. 1808. Second Edition.
vii, [1], 256pp. Vignette woodcuts throughout. Later red half-morocco, gilt, over marbled boards. T.E.G., marbled endpapers. Light soiling to bottom edge of preliminaries, else a fine copy
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£ 125.00
TOWNSEND, George. Poems; by George Townsend, of Trinity College, Cambridge. Printed by A.J. Valpy...for Deighton, Cambridge; Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1810. First Edition.
xxv, [3], 148pp, [2]. Later red buckram, gilt. Slightly trimmed to fore-edge, shaving a single character to the final leaf (additional subscribers) only. Closed tear to F1, without loss.
Price
£ 100.00
OPIE, Mrs. The Warrior's Return, And Other Poems.. Printed By Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1808. First Edition.
[4], 185pp, [1]. Engraved frontispiece. Finely bound in contemporary polished calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Marbled endpapers.Very slight rubbing to extremities, else a fine copy.
Price
£ 150.00
[ANON.]. The Christian Pastor: A Poem. In Three Books. Published By J. Burditt. 1809. First Edition.
146pp. Contemporary polished calf, with elaborate gilt-key roll border, neatly rebacked to style, with contrasting morocco lettering-piece. Slight rubbing to extremities, a little browning/chipping to endpapers and fly-leaves.
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£ 200.00
HOLLOWAY, William. The Peasants Fate: A Rural Poem. With Miscellaneous Poems. Printed for Vernor and Hood...By James Swan and Co.. 1802. First Edition.
[iii]-x, [2], 128pp. With engraved frontispiece and three further engraved plates. Contemporary mottled calf, neatly rebacked. Slightly rubbed to extremities. Contemporary bookplate and ink inscriptions of Catherine Curling, to FEP and head of title, further two bookplates to FEP and ink inscription of 'Weymouth, 9 Sep, 1802' to head of blank-fly.
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£ 100.00
MARRIOT, John. A Short Account of John Marriott, Including Extracts from Some of His Letters. To Which are Added, Some of His Poetical Productions. Printed and Sold By D. Boys...and Sold in London By W. Phillips.... 1803. First Edition?.
[8], 194pp, [2]. With half-title and terminal errata leaf. Contemporary tree-calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slightly rubbed, short cracks to joints at head and foot. Neat ink note scratched away from half-title.
Price
£ 150.00