Recent Acquisitions

HOLWELL, J.Z.. A genuine narrative of the deplorable deaths of the English Gentlemen, and Others, who were suffocated in the Black-Hole in Fort-William, at Calcutta, in the Kingdom of Bengal; in the Night succeeding the 20th Day of June, 1756. In a Letter to a Friend. Printed for A. Millar. 1758. First edition.
viii, 56pp. Finely bound in twentieth-century half-calf, marbled boards, gilt, by Root & Son. The slightest of rubbing to extremities, browning to title and final leaf, else a fine copy.
Price
£ 2,000.00
PARDIES, Ignace Gaston. HARRIS, John. Short, but yet Plain elements of geometry. Shewing How by a Brief and Easie Method, most of what is Necessary and Useful in Euclide, Archimedes, Apollonius, and other Excellent Geometricians, both Ancient and Modern, may be Understood. Printed by E. Midwinter, for R. Knaplock...and D. Midwinter. 1705. Third edition.
[12], 164pp, [8]. With initial advertisement leaf. Contemporary panelled calf. Rubbed, corners bumped. Pastedowns sprung, contemporary and later annontations to endpapers, loss to FFEP, inked ownership inscription to REP 'William / Gregson / Booke 1710', some worming - primarily confined to margins, touching text occasionally without loss of sense.
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£ 250.00
[TURNPIKE ACTS]. Anno regni georgii III. regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, decimo tertio. At the Parliament begun at Westminster, the Tenth Day of May, Anno Domini 1768.... Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan. 1773.
104pp, [14]. [Bound with:] Anno regni georgii III. regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, decimo Quarto. At the Parliament begun at Westminster, the Tenth Day of May, Anno Domini 1768... London. Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1776. 19pp, [1]. With half-title. [And:] Anno regni georgii III. regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, decimo sexto. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the Twenty-ninth Day of November, Anno Domini 1774... London. Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1776. [2], 23-29pp, [1]. 8vo. Contemporary marbled paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, recently rebacked in calf. Boards rubbed, spine sunned. Armorial bookplate with the motto 'Data Fata Sequutus' to FEP, very occasional inked annotations, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 200.00
[POLITICS]. [A sammelband of pamphlets and articles by H.O. Arnold-Forster]. [1884-1886].
8vo and quarto. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Very occasional light spotting, inked ownership inscription of H. O. Arnold-Forster to FEP.
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£ 650.00
POCOCK, I[saac]. Rob Roy Macgregor; or, auld lang syne! A musical drama, in three acts. Founded on the popular novel of rob roy. First performed at the Theatre-Royal, Covent-Garden, thursday, march 12, 1818. Printed for John Miller. 1818. Second edition.
[2], 80pp. [Bound after:] MATURIN, Rev. R[obert] C[harles]. Bertram; or, the castle of st. aldobrand; a tragedy, in five acts. London. Printed for John Murray, 1816. Fourth edition. [10], 82pp, [4]. With a half-title and two terminal publisher's advertisement leaves. [And:] COLERIDGE, S[amuel] T[aylor]. A tragedy, in five acts. London. Printed for W. Pope, 1813. Second edition. vi, [4], 78pp. [And:] SHEIL, Richard. The apostate, a tragedy, in five acts... London. John Murray, 1817. First edition. x, 83pp, [7]. [Bound before:] TERRY, Daniel. Guy Mannering; or, the gipsey's prophecy: a musical play, in three acts... London. Printed for John Miller, 1818. Fourth edition. 60pp. [And:] MORTON, Thomas. Columbus: or, a world discovered. An historical play... London. Printed for W. Miller, 1792. Second edition. [6], 66pp, [2]. Without half-title of terminal errata leaf. ESTC T56471. [And:] LEIGH, Richard. Where to find a friend. A comedy... London. Printed for Whittingham and Arliss, 1815. First edition. [2], 96pp. [And:] The King and the Duke; or, which is which? A farce... London. Printed for John Miller, 1814. First edition. [3], 6-44pp. Without half-title. [And:] POCOCK, I[saac]. John of paris; a comic opera... London. Printed for John Miller, 1814. First edition. [3], 6-45pp, [1]. Without half-title. With an hand-coloured engraved frontispiece. Unrecorded. [And:] DIBDIN, Thomas. Past ten o'clock, and a rainy night. A farce... London. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1815. First edition. [4], 40pp. 8vo. Contemporary red half-morocco, marbled boards, spine richly gilt. Extremities lightly rubbed. Occasional inked ownership inscriptions/annotations to title-pages, naive paper repairs to title-page of fifth bound work, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 350.00
COALE, Josiah. The books And Divers epistles Of the Faithful servant of the lord Josiah Coale; Collected and Published, as it was desired by him the Day of his departure out of the Life. [s.n.], Printed in the Year 1671.
28, 33-104, 152, 269-344pp. Complete despite erratic pagination. Contemporary sheep. Extremities worn and marked, loss to head and foot of spine, splitting to upper joint, remnants of metal clasps and some surface loss to boards, worm-holes in places. Pastedowns sprung, inked ownership inscription of 'William Steevens 1809' to FEP, without FFEP, later inked ownership inscription of 'Rebeccah Steevens' to foot of title-page, leaves B2-B3 detached with chipping to edges, leaves Hhh1-Hhh2 working loose, occasional worming to margins.
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£ 1,500.00
WYETH, Joseph. Anguis Flagellatus: or, a Switch for the Snake. Being an answer To the Third and Last Edition of the Shake in the Grass... Printed and Sold by T. Smith. 1699. First edition.
[18], 548pp. Contemporary panelled calf. Rubbed, some loss to head of spine. Near contemporary inked ownership inscription to FEP, small hole to leaf E4 - touching text without loss of sense, worm-trail to head of final two gatherings - touching running-title.
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£ 250.00
CATON, William. An abridgment of Eusebius Pamphilius's ecclesiastical history, in two parts... Printed for Francis Holden. 1698. Second edition.
32, [4], 95, 94-210, 111-130pp, [10]. With five terminal advertisement leaves. Contemporary blind-ruled sheep. Extremities worn, loss to head and foot of spine. Pastedowns sprung, early eighteenth-century inked ownership inscriptions of James and Joseph Steevens to front and rear endpapers, slight loss to lower corner of leaf a7, a trifle toned.
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£ 375.00
[SMITH, Horace]. Brambletye house; or, cavaliers and roundheads. A novel. Henry Colburn. 1826. First edition.
In three volumes. [2], 378; [2], 399, [1]; [2], 413pp, [1]. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, gilt. A trifle rubbed. Contemporary inked ownership inscriptions of 'Lawford / Downhill' to head of all titles, occasional private library blind-stamps, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 150.00
LA MOTTE-FOUQUE, [Friedrich Heinrich Karl Freiherr] de. Sintram and his companions: a romance. C. and J. Ollier..and William Blackwood. 1820. First edition in English.
[4], xiv, 267pp, [1]. With half-title. Contemporary navy half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt, T.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, lightly foxed.
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£ 125.00
[THE KALEIDOSCOPE]. The kaleidoscope; or, literary and scientific mirror: A Weekly Publication, containing a variety of original and select articles...forming an annual volume with a copious index. Volume fifth. Printed and Published by E. Smith & Co.. 1825.
Volume five only. [2], 440pp, iv. [Bound with:] Highly-finished perspective views of the liverpool town-hall, with a ground plan of the interior. Also, a perspective view of lord nelson's monument, In the Area of the Exchange Buildings. With illustrative descriptions. Liverpool. Printed, Published, and Sold by Egerton Smith and Co., [s.d., c.1825]. [8]pp. Quarto. Contemporary burgundy half-calf, marbled boards gilt. Extremities rubbed. Occasional spotting.
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£ 250.00
ANACREON. Le odi di anacreonte tradotte in versi italiani da eritisco pilenejo. [Bodoni]. [1793].
[2], viii, 100pp. Contemporary richly gilt-tooled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, damp-staining to head of first gathering, else internally clean and crisp
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£ 200.00
MIDDLETON, Conyers. The life of m. tulius cicero. Printed for W. Baynes and Son et al.. 1823.
In two volumes. [3], vi-xxx, [1], 32-444; [2], 466pp. Without half-titles. Handsomely bound by T. H. Skelton of Southampton in contemporary gilt-tooled calf, marbled edges. A trifle rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Marbled endpapers, short closed tear to head of leaf B1, Vol. II, lightly foxed.
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£ 250.00
[ROSE, G.H.]. Instructions for hussars, and light cavalry acting as such, in time of war. A translation. Printed for T. Egerton, at the Military Library. 1799. First edition.
x, [2], 147pp, [1]. Early nineteenth-century half-calf, marbled boards, gilt, contrasting morocco lettering-piece. Slightly rubbed to spine, creasing to joints, bumping to corners, else a crisp copy.
Price
£ 750.00
SMALL, Rev. James G[rindlay]. The highlands, the scottish martyrs, and other poems. William Whyte and Company. 1843. First edition.
x, [2], 276pp. With an engraved frontispiece, and a further three engraved plates. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle cocked, lightly rubbed, corners bumped. Recent book-label of J. O. Edwards to FEP, spotting to plates. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of FFEP; ' To / The Revd Dr Chalmers / as a slight token / of sincere respect and esteem, / from / The Author / April 29th 1843.'
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£ 200.00
[CORBETT, Thomas]. An Account of the expedition of the British Fleet to Sicily, In the Years 1718, 1719 and 1720. under the Command of Sir George Byng... Printed for J. and R. Tonson. 1739. Third edition.
96pp. With a folding table. Recent half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Very small hole to head of F8, leaves toned.
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£ 200.00
[HANWAY, Jonas]. A letter from a member marine society of the marine society. Shewing the Piety, Generosity, and Utility of their design, with respect to the sea-service, at this important Crisis. Addressed to all true friends of their country. Printed and sold by J. Waugh et al.. 1757. Fourth edition.
[4], 117pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. Title in red and black. Near contemporary gilt-tooled polished calf. Lightly rubbed and marked, cracking to joints, upper board detached, loss to head of spine. Loss to FEP from earlier removal of bookplate, light spotting to frontispiece and title-page, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 300.00
ELLIOTT, S. M.. A pilgrim's visit to the land of jesus. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. 1927. First edition.
x, 115pp, [1]. With numerous monochrome photographic illustration in the text. Original publisher's tan cloth-backed pictorial paper boards, pictorial dustwrapper. Dustwrapper lightly spotted. Internally immaculate. With a loosely inserted A.L.S. dated Oct. 29th 1927, in which Elliot briefly addresses a review of the work.
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£ 200.00
HOMER. The whole works of homer; prince of poets, in his iliads and odysses: Translated according to the Greeke by george chapman. Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press and Published for the Press by Basil Blackwell, 1930-31.
Number 258 of 450 copies on paper (and 10 on vellum). In five volumes. With two woodcut frontispieces, woodcut-framed title-pages to Vols. I and V, and 48 full-page woodcuts by John Farleigh. Uncut and unopened in original publisher's red crushed half-morocco, cream buckram boards, lettered in gilt. Extremities lightly rubbed and a trifle marked, spines sunned. Internally immaculate. With the [4]pp publisher's prospectus loosely inserted.
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£ 950.00
[EDINBURGH ADDRESS]. [Caption title:] Address to the king!. R. Mezies, [s.d., c.1820]. First edition.
38pp. Later half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Recent book-label of Anne and F. G. Renier to FEP, very small hole to text of leaf B5 - without loss of sense, very occasional pencilled annotation/highlighting.
Price
£ 200.00