Recent Acquisitions

ANSALDI, Casto Innocenzi. Casti Innocentis Ansaldi De Sacro Et Publico Apud Ethnicos Pictarum Tabularum Cultu. In Regio Typographeo. 1768. Second Edition.
[8], 330pp, [1]. Contemporary Italian vellum, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Fine, but for chipping to lettering-piece and marking to extremities. The Heber-Mendham copy, with 'Bibliotheca Heberiana' ink-stamp to FFEP, below ink inscription (Dr Gossett's Sale, 7s), and Law Society bookplate to FEP, also with pencilled shelfmarks of the Mendham collection.
Price
£ 450.00
STANHOPE, Lord Philip Dormer. Chesterfield's Letters.. Eugenia Stanhope. 1776. Seventh edition.
Four volumes. xvi, 352pp. [4], 355pp. [4], 376pp. [4], 364pp, [56]. Engraved frontispiece of the author. Contemporary polished full calf. Gilt, contrasting green morroco lettering piece. Some rubbing and marking to boards, occasional cracking to joints - else a handsome set. Very occasional pencil annotations to text.
Price
£ 150.00
THACKERAY, Anne Ritchie. The Village on the Cliff. By the Author of 'The Story of Elizabeth'.. Smith, Elder & Co.. 1867. Third Edition.
xi, 318pp. Engraved frontispiece and four other engravings. Half tan morocco over marbled boards by Worsfold. Marbled end papers. Elaborate gilt decoration and titling to spine. A.E.G. Slight splitting to foot of upper board with rubbing to spine and extremities with a small scratch to top of upper board. Occasional very minor smudges to margins and slight oxidisation to illustrations.
Price
£ 50.00
TENNYSON, Alfred Lord.. The Early Poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson Including 'The pricess', in memorium', 'maud', etc.. Henry Frowde. 1900.
viii, 495pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Handsomely bound in contemporary green calf, gilt. Contrasting red morocco lettering-piece with gilt titling. Marbled endpapers with edges marbled. Very slight rubbing to extremities. A fine copy.
Price
£ 75.00
BURNS, Robert. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns Reprinted from the Best Editions with Explanatary Glossary, Notes, Etc.. Frederick Warne & Co., [n.d.].
xxvi, 614pp. Handsomely bound in contemporary green calf, gilt. Contrasting red morocco lettering-piece with gilt titling. Marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Bookplate of 'W.Corrie Grant, South Shields' to FFEP. A fine copy.
Price
£ 75.00
RICKMAN, Thomas.. An Attempt to Discriminate the Styles of Architecture in England from the Conquest to the Reformation: With a Sketch of The Grecian and Roman Orders; Notices of Numerous British Edifices... Longman, Rees, Orme, Green & Longman. 1835. Fourth Edition.
vi, [4], 339pp, [4]. Engraved frontispiece, 14 plates. Half red morocco over marbled boards, spine richly gilt. T.E.G. Slightest of wear to corners, else a fine copy. Slight foxing to edge of text block, original silk marker remains intact but has caused browning to a few leaves. Fore-edge of frontispiece slightly dog-earred, folded over by binder to prevent further wear.
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£ 150.00
[BIBLE- N.T. English]. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Translated Out of the Original Greek: And with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, By His Majesties Special Command. Printed at the Clarendon Press, By Dawson, Bensley and Cooke. 1806.
[432]pp. Contemporary straight-grain navy morocco, with gilt fillet to boards and elaborate gilt in compartments to spine, each with central sunburst device. A.E.G. Marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed, with a little bumping to corners. Small printing flaw to B1, and some paper adhesion to G4, each causing slight loss to text but without loss of sense.
Price
£ 200.00
[PSALTER. English], STERNHOLD, Thomas. HOPKINS, John.. The Whole Book of Psalms, Collected Into English Metre, By Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and Others; Conferred with the Hebrew... Printed for the Company of Stationers. 1787.
[128]pp. [Bound with:] [PSALTER] BRADY, N. TATE, N.. A New Version of the Psalms of David, Fitted to the Tunes Used in Churches. London. Printed by J. March and Son for the Company of Stationers, 1792. 237pp. Finely bound in deep navy blue morocco, gilt ruling to spine and boards, winged cherubim device to spine compartments. A.E.G. Marbled endpapers. Slight touching up to spine, else a fine copy of this unusual compilation of the two most popular English Psalters of the seventeenth- and eighteenth-centuries, Sternhold and Hopkins, and Brady and Tate.
Price
£ 250.00
BAKER, Pacifus. O.S.F.. The Christian Advent, Or, Entertainments for That Holy Season: In Moral Reflections and Pious Thoughts and Aspirations.... Sold By J. Marmaduke...and W. Needham. 1759. Second Edition.
viii, [3], 10-270pp, [1]. Contents leaf inserted between A4/5 as noted in other copies. Recent brown calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. New endpapers, with earlier fly-leaves bound in with repairs to margins. Occasional chipping to margins, minute worming and occasional bookmark stains to gutters. Early ink inscription of Ann Hippisly to blank fly, with short manuscript biographical details signed and dated Miss Gillow, Nov 18. 1905, with the bookplate of Joseph Gillow to verso.
Price
£ 250.00
FLETCHER, John. A Rational Vindication of the Catholic Faith: Being the First Part of a Vindication of Christ's Divinity; Inscribed to the Reverend Dr. Priestley, By J. Fletcher, Vicar of Madeley, Salop. Left Imperect by the Author, and Now Revised, and Finished at Mrs. Fletcher's Request, By Joseph Benson.. Printed By George Prince, in Scale-Lane, and sold at the New Chapel, City-Road, London. [c.1790].
223pp, [1]. Uncut, in early roughly-sewn wrappers over original blue-paper wraps. Loss to over-wraps, some rounding to edges and occasional soiling of text block.
Price
£ 250.00
VINCE, Rev. S.. Elements of Astronomy, Designed for the Use of Students in the University.. Printed By J. Burges, Printer to the University; RJ. Deighton and J. Nicholson, W.H. Lunn.. 1801. Second Edition.
[4], 251pp, [1]. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards. Worn with two inch paper loss to foot of spine and some wear to corners, Ink stain to upper board. Top corner of title torn away with loss to most of 'Astronomy', large tear across text of leaf Q1 with old repair deteriorating with associated staining. Lower hinge slightly starting. Ink and pencil inscriptions to FEP, some juvenile pencil scribblings to rear end papers.
Price
£ 125.00
[KNIGHT, Ellis Cornelia]. Dinarbas; a Tale: Being a Continuation of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia.. T. Cadell,Jun, and W Davies.. 1800. Fourth Edition.
xii, 309pp [1]. Contemporary speckled calf, decorative spine, contrasting red morocco lettering piece, gilt. Slightly rubbed with a little surface loss and tiny ink spot to spine, very minor occasional foxing but a nice copy. Bottom corner torn away to margin of p.273.
Price
£ 75.00
[LEVER,Charles]. The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer. William Curry, Jun. And Company.. 1845.
xv, 343pp. Complete with engraved frontispiece, extra engraved title and all illustrations. Handsomely bound in contemporary tan straight-grain morocco, elaborate gilt decoration to spine with contrasting red morocco lettering piece and gilt titling. Marbled end papers and edging. Some rubbing to extremities and as often, illustrations heavily oxidized.
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£ 100.00
COLLINS,William. The Poetical Works of William Collins to Which is Pre-Fixed the Life of the Author, By Dr Johnson.. Printed By T.Bensley for E.Harding. 1798. ?.
[2], xiv, 165pp, [1]. Vingette engravings to text. Handsomely bound in contemporary tree calf, contrasting red morocco lettering piece, spine elaborately gilt. Marbled end papers. Some rubbing to extremeties, small leather flaw to lower board, occasional soiling to text block. Ink inscription of James Moffatt to blank fly and head of title.
Price
£ 100.00
COX, Robert. Das Leben des ehrwuerdigen Joh. Wilh. Fletscher, gewesenen Vicars von Madeley in Shropshire. Gedruckt Und Verlegt Bei H.L. Broenner. 1833. First German Edition.
iv, 140, [4]. Original publisher's wrappers, with printed label to spine. Rubbed, with slight loss to extremities, creasing to spine.
Price
£ 75.00
GRIMAUD, [Jean Charles Marguerite Guillaume de]. Memoire Sur La Nutrition [-Second Memoire Sur La Nutrition. Supplement Au Memoire Francois Sur La Nutrition]. Chez Jean Martel Aine, Imprimeur Ordinaire... 1787-9. 1787. First Edition.
Two volumes. xii, 211, [5]. viii, 155, [1], 118pp, [2]. Uniformly bound in contemporary speckled calf backed boards, spines richly gilt, with contrasting morocco lettering-pieces. A fine set, but for a handful of minute wormholes, with volumes numbers incorrectly transposed. Internally imacculate, but for very occasional marginal paper flaws.
Price
£ 325.00
HEATH, George Y.. Address in Surgery, Delivered at the Thirty-Eight Annual Meeting of the British Medical Association, Held in Newcastle, August 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th. 1870.. T. Richards, [Reprinted from the British Medical Journal]. [1870]. Offprint.
[2], 18pp. With the colour plate illustrating the results of surgery on three different afflictions of the leg; an amputation through the knee joint, a mal-united fracture and a club foot. Sewn within original publisher's pale-blue paper wraps. Slight creasing, else a fine presentation copy from the author. Inscribed 'H. Lonsdale M.D. With authors Compt.' to head of title, with a short annotation in the same hand relating to the success of lithotomy at Newcastle Infirmary, where the author practised as Surgeon. The original condition of this volume is all the more remarkable given that it was posted, with a half-penny red affixed to verso, postmarked 1870 and addressed to Lonsdale.
Price
£ 200.00
[PORTUGUESE ART], ALFAMA. Doze Desenhos De Lisboa. Alfama Por Alvaro Canelas. S.P.N., [c.1936]. First Edition.
12 beautiful monochrome prints of Lisbon, loosely housed within the original publisher's brushed cloth lettered folio boards. Each print is numbered 71/100, and signed by the artist in pencil.
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£ 500.00
SAMUEL, Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert. The Second Lucien Wolf Memorial Lecture. Great Britiain and Palestine, Delivered in the Great Hall of University College. The Jewish Historical Society of England.. [1936]. First Edition.
29pp, [3]. Single photographic plate of the platform from which the original speech was delivered. Publisher's wraps within publisher's red cloth, gilt. A near fine copy with only the slighest of wear to extremities. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to the FEP 'With Gustave Tuck's Kind Remembrances, to Frank G. Salisbury Esq. 27 - 1 - 36'.
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£ 150.00
WATSON, Rev. John.. [Proofs of the Engraved Plates and Vignettes from Memoirs of the Ancient Earls of Warren and Surrey and their Descendants to the Present Time...]. [s.n.]. [C.1780].
42 plates on leaves numbered to 43, lacking 28 and with 31 detached but present, followed by 33 vignette engravings and initial letter alphabets tipped on to leaves 44-53. Contemporary red half-morocco over marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. Rubbed, with some loss to extremities and surfaces. Ink inscription of Bateman Robson, 1782, to verso of FFEP, other ink inscriptions on the same page and fly-leaves scratched out.
Price
£ 350.00