Recent Acquisitions

DAVENANT, Sir William. Gondibert: An Heroick Poem. Printed for John Holden. 1651. Second edition.
[4], 64, [4], 243, [7]. With preliminary errata leaf, and V8, a duplicate of the text of V7v. Contemporary blind-ruled sheep. Lightly rubbed, with small leather flaw to spine and a little loss to bottom corner of lower board, else a crisp copy.
Price
£ 400.00
QUINTON, John Allan. Heaven's Antidote to The Curse of Labour; or. The Temporal Advantages of the Sabbath, Considered in Relation to the Working Classes. With Six Engraved By George Measom, from Designs By Gilbert. Partridge and Oakey. 1849. First Edition.
xxiii, [1], 141pp, [3]. Frontispiece and three further engraved plates, two vignette engravings to text. Original publisher's blind-stamped cloth, gilt. Some fading to spine.
Price
£ 100.00
TURRETIN, Jean Alphonse. Johannis Alphonsi Turretini, Theologi Genevensis Celeberrimi, Commentarius Theoretico-Practicus in Epistolas Divi Pauli Ad Thessalonicenses. Apud Johannem Brandmullerum. 1739. First Edition.
[8], 560pp. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Slightest of rubbing to extremities, else a fine copy. E2-3 remargined, with printed and manuscript side notes affixed, presumably by the publisher correcting printing errors. Walter Bowman's copy, with his ink inscription to blank-fly. Later bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP. Single manuscript note to blank-fly at end.
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£ 150.00
[ALMANACKS]. [Eight Almanacks issued for the year 1797].
The Gentleman's Diary, Or the Mathematical Repository; An Almanack... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1797. 48pp. The Ladies' Diary: or Woman's Almanack.. London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1797]. 46pp, [i.e. 48pp]. MOORE, Francis. Vox Stellarum: Or, A Loyal Almanack for the Year of Human Redemption 1797... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1797. 48pp. PARTRIDGE, John. Merlinus Liberatus. Being An Almanack for the Year of our Redemption... [1797]. London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1787. 48pp. Old Poor Robin. An Almanack. London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1797]. 48pp. SEASON, Henry. Speculum Anni: or, Season on the Seasons... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1797]. 48pp. WING, Tycho. [Greek Title] or, an Almanack... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1797]. 48pp. WHITE, Robert. [Greek Title], The Coelestial Atlas; or, A New Ephemeris... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1797]. 48pp. Finely bound in contemporary red morocco, gilt. A.E.G.. Printed vellum page-markers indicating the beginning of each almanac. Marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, else fine.
Price
£ 500.00
[COOK, Captain James]. HAWKESWORTH, John.. Relation des voyages entrepris par ordre de sa majeste Britannique, Et successivement executes par le Commodore Byron, le Capitaine Carteret, le Capitaine Wallis & le Capitaine Cook, dans les Vaisseaux le Dauphin, le Swallow & l'Endeavour; Traduite de L'Anglois. Tome Premier [-Huitieme]. Chez Nyon, l'aine...Merigot, le jeune. 1789.
Eight volumes. 48, 219, [1]; [4], 243, [1]; 316; [4], 320; [4], 259, [1]; 223, [1]; 131 [i.e. 231], [1]; 252pp. With half-title to each volume. [Bound uniformly with:] Voyage dans l'hemisphere Austral, et autour du monde, Fait sur les vaisseaux de roi l'Aventure & la Resolution, en 1772, 1773, 1774 & 1775; ecrit par Jacques Cook, Commandant de la Resolution; dans lequel on a infere la relation du Capitaine Furneaux, & celle de MM. Forster. Traduit de l'Anglois.... A Paris. Chez J.G. Merigot, le jeune..., 1792. Six volumes. [4], [i]-xl, 375, [1]; 397, [1]; 380; 376; [4], 320; 311pp, [1]. With three half titles, as issued, and a single table opposite p.157, Vol VI. Without the atlas volume. Finely bound in uniform mottled French calf-backed marbled boards, with vellum tips, contrasting red and green morocco title labels, spines richly gilt in scalloppine design. Slightly rubbed, with some chips to extremities of spines. Very occasionally cracking to joints, single wormhole to upper joint Vol III, 2nd work. The odd rust-hole or tear to text, all without loss of sense. Occasional light marking or staining. With ink inscriptions of John Lukis, (with one mention of Guernsey), to titles, thus presumably from the library of Channel Islands based mining engineer John Walter Lukis (1816-1894). Small shelf-mark label of Bibliotheque Rohault-Fleury to FEP of Vol. V of the second work, neatly removed from other volumes.
Price
£ 1,250.00
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.
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£ 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.
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£ 150.00
URBAN, Sylvanus.. The Gentleman's Magazine January [-May] 1796. John Nichols. 1796. First edition.
446pp. Uncut and partially unopened in original calf backed paper boards, gilt dated to spine. Complete with 10 Engraved plates. Spine heavily rubbed and split, a trifle marked. Lightly foxed.
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£ 125.00
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.
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£ 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.
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£ 75.00
BURNS, Robert. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns Reprinted from the Best Editions with Explanatary Glossary, Notes, Etc.. Frederick Warne & Co..
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.
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£ 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.
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£ 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.
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£ 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.
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£ 250.00
[BIBLE - N.T., English]. TYNDALE, William. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Published in 1526 Being the First Translation from the Greek Into English, By That Eminent Scholar and Martyr, William Tyndale. Reprinted Verbatim: With a Memoir of His Life and Writings... Samuel Bagster. 1836. First Bagster Edition.
iv, 98pp, ccxv ff, [4]. With engraved portrait frontispiece. Finely bound in publisher's luxurious pebbled morocco, decorated in blind, titled in gilt. A.E.G. A near fine copy, very slightly rubbed to extremities and boards a little discoloured, small chip to corner of lower board at head. Ink presentation inscription to blank-fly 'Rev. Matthew Vicars, 1st January 1837, With the affectionate regards of his Christian Friends'.
Price
£ 650.00
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.
Price
£ 100.00