Recent Acquisitions

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.
Price
£ 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
Price
£ 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.
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£ 150.00
HOPPNER, J.. Oriental Tales, Translated Into English Verse. Printed for J. Murray.... 1806. Second Edition.
xvii, [1], 144pp. With engraved frontispiece, half-title and 3pp of terminal ads. Contemporary green half-morocco, gilt, over marbled boards. Slightly rubbed, small chip to head of spine. Short bibliographic extract tipped to FEP.
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£ 75.00
SKINNER, Rev. John. Amusements of Leisure Hours: Or Poetical Pieces, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect: By the Late Reverend John Skinner; At Longside, Aberdeenshire. To Which is Prefixed, a Sketch of the Author's Life, with Some Remarks on Scottish Poetry. Printed By John Moir...and Sold By Stuart Cheyne...by Alexander Brown. 1809. First Edition.
164pp. Uncut in original publisher's drab boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbed, with some cracking to joints and a little loss to spine.
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£ 150.00
CHALMERS, George. The Life of Mary, Queen of Scots; Drawn from the State Papers. With Six Subsidiary Memoirs. Illustrated with Ten Plates of Medals, Portraits and Prospects. Printed for John Murray. 1818. First edition.
[2], ix, [3], 499, [1]; [2], 502pp. With two engraved frontispieces, four further engraved plates (two of which folding) and four vignette engravings of coins within text. Finely bound in contemporary navy half-calf, spines richly gilt, over marbled boards. Very slight rubbing to extremities, a little occasional spotting to text, else a fine copy. Manuscript note tipped to p.409.
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£ 200.00
EMERSON, William. The Doctrine of Proportion, Arithmetical and Geometrical. Together with a General Method of Arguing By Proportional Quantities. Printed By J. Nourse, Bookseller in Ordinary to his Majesty. 1763. First edition.
iv, 32pp. [Bound with:] The Elements of Geometry. In which the principal Propositions of Euclid, Archimedes, and others, are demonstrated after the most easy manner. To which is added, A Collection of useful Geometrical Problems. London. Printed for J. Nourse, Bookseller in Ordinary to his Majesty, 1763. viii, 183pp, [1]. With fourteen engraved plates. Finely bound in recent antique-style calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Arnaud de Vitry's copy, with his inserted bookplate-leaf at front.
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£ 500.00
FENWICK, R.O.. The Goblin Groom; A Tale of Dunse. Printed By Alex. Lawrie & Co....For Alex. Lawrie. 1809. First Edition.
[10], 125pp. With half-title. Contemporary green half-morocco, gilt, over cloth boards. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed to extremities and some bubbling to cloth, else a fine copy. Ink inscription to verso of FFEP 'Mark Burrell to Ld Frederick Fitzclarence' (illegitimate third-eldest son of King William IV). Feb 1838', further inscription neatly removed from title.
Price
£ 100.00
[GEDDES, Alexander]. Bardomachia Poema Macaronico-Latinum. Typis J. Crowderianis Impressum. 1800. First Edition.
14pp, [2]. With half-title and final leaf of errata. Recent marbled paper wraps, paper title label to upper wrap. Occasional annotations identifying characters within this neo-latin poem.
Price
£ 175.00
[BURTON, John]. The Parish Priest: A Poem. Printed By C. Whittingham....Sold By A. And J. Black.... 1800. First Edition.
[8], 38pp, [2]. With frontispiece and extra-engraved title, with a view of Edmondton Church. Recent paper boards, with paper lettering-piece to spine.
Price
£ 125.00
SKURRAY, Rev. Francis. Bidcombe Hill, with Other Rural Poems. Printed for William Miller. 1808. First Edition.
[10], 56, 56*, [3], 57-153pp, [1]. With half-title and four engraved plates. Contemporary green morocco, richly decorated in gilt and blind. A.E.G. Rubbed, with some scuffing to covers. Upper board reattached with buckram.
Price
£ 300.00
H[OARE]., W[illiam]. Amusement of Leisure Hours.. [Privately Printed?] By Christiana Rickaby, Peterborough Court, Fleet Street, [1803]. [1803?]. First Edition.
56pp. Stitched within recent marbled paper wraps. Printed on thick, fine paper, lending further weight to the argument that this was privately printed. Inscribed 'with W. Hoare's best respects and compliments' to head of title.
Price
£ 450.00
[GIFFORD, William]. An Heroic Epistle to Mr. Winsor, The Patentee of the Hydro-Carbonic Gas Lights, and Founder of the National Light and Heat Company. Printed for R. Spencer. 1808. First Edition.
[4], 18pp, [2]. With half-title. Uncut, stitched within recent marbled paper wraps.
Price
£ 300.00
HUNTER, Mrs John. The Sports of the Genii. Printed for T. Payne. 1804. First Edition.
[8], 16pp. With half-title, interleaved with 14 engraved plates. Disbound, preserved in later folding paper wraps with paper title label to upper wrap.
Price
£ 325.00
FITZGERALD, William Thomas. Nelson's Tomb, A Poem...To Which is Added, An Address to England on Her Nelson's Death. By the Same Author. Printed By W. Bulmer and Co....and Sold By J. Asperne. 1805. First Edition.
18pp. With half-title. Recent paper boards, paper title label to upper board. Marginal paper repairs to gutter and edges throughout, browned. With ink-stamp of the Philadelphia Mercantile Library to title and dedication.
Price
£ 300.00
WALLIS, Richard. The Happy Village. A Poem. Dedicated to the Honble. & Reverend the Trustees of the Late Lord Crewe.... Printed and Sold By John Paxton. 1802. First Edition.
[2], 20pp. Title page engraved, with large copper-engraved vignette from the workshop of Thomas Bewick. Finely bound in antique style calf-backed marbled boards, vellum tipped corners, gilt. Thomas Davidson's copy, with his ink inscription to FEP and title, bookplate to FEP.
Price
£ 1,000.00