Recent Acquisitions

FALKNER, William. Libertas Ecclesiastica, or, a discourse, Vindicating the lawfulness of those things, which are chiefly excepted against in the Church of England, especially in its liturgy and worship. And manifesting their agreeableness with the Doctrine and practice both of Ancient and Modern Churches. Printed by J[ohn] M[acock] for Walter Kettilby. 1674. First edition.
[16], 552pp. With an initial imprimatur leaf. Handsomely bound in contemporary panelled calf, richly tooled in gilt, gilt supra libros of The Society of Writers to the Signet to both boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G.. Lightly rubbed, slight loss to foot of spine. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, printed shelf-label to verso of FFEP, very small hole to text of leaf F4 - without loss of sense, small hole to margin of S3, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 500.00
FLECHIER, [Esprit]. The life of the emperour Theodosius the Great. Written originally in French by the famous Abbot Flechier, now Bishop of Nimes, of the French Academy, for the Use of the Dauphin. Printed by F. L. for F. Saunders et al.. 1693. First edition in English.
[10], 358pp. Contemporary panelled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, some surface loss to lower board. Recent bookplate of 'Robert J. Hayhurst' to FEP, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 300.00
[MUDIE'S SELECT LIBRARY LIMITED]. Catalogue of the principal english books in circulation at mudie's select library...january, 1896.. Mudie's Select Library Limited. [1896].
[4], 441, [5], 24, [4], 52, [4], 16pp, [2]. Original publisher's gilt-stamped green cloth. Extremities a trifle rubbed. Occasional spotting.
Price
£ 150.00
[PUBLISHERS' ASSOCIATION]. Regulations for the conduct of book clubs adopted by the Publishers' Association and the Associated Booksellers of Great Britain and Ireland and brought into force on June 1st, 1939. [Alden Press]. 1939. First editon.
10pp, [2]. Recent brown buckram, lettered in gilt. Lightly foxed internally, a fine copy.
Price
£ 75.00
MOWLE, A[lfred] C[harles]. The new turkish. An Elementary Grammar, Vocabulary, and Phrase Book of the Turkish Language in the New Latin Characters. Printed at the Government Printing Office. 1930. First edition.
[2], 65pp, [1]. With half-title. Original publisher's cloth-backed printed paper boards. Slight rubbing and marking to extremities, ink ownership inscription to head of upper board. Ink ownership inscriptions and ink-stamps to FEP and RFEP, pencil notations to rear endpapers.
Price
£ 150.00
BYROM, John. The Universal English short-hand; or, The Way of Writing English, in the most Easy, concise, regular, and beautiful Manner, Applicable to any other Language, But particularly adjusted to our own. Printed by Joseph Harrop. 1767. First edition.
[4], ix, [2], 4-36, 39-92pp. Complete despite erratic pagination. With 13 engraved plates of short-hand examples. Contemporary mottled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. A trifle rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Title-page lightly toned, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 350.00
SHELDRAKE, T[imothy]. A description of the theory and properties of inclined plane wheels, by which power and velocity will be increased, and friction diminished, in any machinery into which they can be introduced; and by this means The Effect of such Machinery will be greatly increased. Printed for Messrs. Egerton...Taylor...and Asperne. 1811. First edition.
[4], iv, 86pp, [3]. With a half-title, and three engraved plates (one folding). With two terminal advertisement leaves (numbered 42-44) bound in from another work, the first of which pasted to the verso of final leaf of text. Later red cloth-backed marbled boards, earlier printed paper lettering-piece to upper board. Extremities rubbed and a trifle soiled, small tear to foot of spine. Without front and rear free-endpapers, offsetting from plates, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 250.00
SCOTT, Thomas. Essays on the most important subjects in religion. Printed by D. Jaques. 1794. First edition.
[4], 326pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed, wear to boards. Later book-label of 'John Roper, Maidenhead' to FEP, pasted above ink ownership inscription 'Wm. Spurnett / Bot at a sale', very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
PRATT, [Samuel Jackson]. Gleanings through wales, holland and westphalia, with views of peace and war at home and abroad. To which is added humanity; or the rights of nature. A poem, revised and corrected. Printed for P. Wogan. 1797.
In two volumes. xlix, [1], 426; [2], xii, 450pp. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed, slight splitting to joints, some loss and scoring to boards. Loss to Vol. I FFEP, short tear to Q2, Vol. I - just clipping text, leaf Q7 holed - with loss of text and sense.
Price
£ 150.00
MARTINEAU, Harriet. British rule in india; a historical sketch. Smith, Edler and Co.. 1857. First edition.
vi, [2], 356, 4pp. With half-title, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's green buckram. Joints expertly repaired to style. Hinges exposed, occasional marginal spotting.
Price
£ 100.00
VANCE, Andrew. The Green Book; or, reading made easy of the irish statutes... Published by Joseph White. 1862. First edition.
viii, 510pp. With half-title. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, some scoring and marking to boards. Upper hinge exposed, ink inscription to FEP, occasional light dust-soiling.
Price
£ 200.00
CAMPBELL, George. The Irish land. Part I. - A visit in the spring. Part II. - A visit in the autumn. Trubner and Co.. 1869. First edition.
vii, [1], 190pp, [2]. Original publisher's green cloth, gilt. Small paper label to spine. Very slight rubbing. Ink ownership inscriptions to FEP and FFEP, occasional marginal spotting.
Price
£ 200.00
BEAUMONT, Gustave de. Ireland: social, political, and religious. Richard Bentley. 1839. First edition in English.
In two volumes. vii, [1], 382; iv, 356pp, [4]. With two terminal advertisement leaves. Uncut in original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. Some rubbing, spines sunned, a trifle marked. Armorial bookplates of Ferdinand M. McVeagh to both FEPs, ink ownership inscriptions of 'Michael Hurst / October 1969 to same', pencil annotations throughout, occasional light spots of dust-soiling.
Price
£ 300.00
KENNEDY, John Pitt. Instruct; employ; don't hang them: or, ireland tranquilized without soldiers, and enriched without english capital. Containing observations on a few of the chief errors of irish government and irish land proprietors, with the means of their correction practically illustrated. Printed for Thomas and William Boone...and J. Ridgway and Son. 1835. First edition.
x, 166pp. With an engraved folding plate: 'Plan of classified cottages to facilitate the establishment of reclaiming tenants upon the waste-lands of Lough Ash'. Original publisher's light green cloth, printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbed and sunned, some marking. Occasional light damp-staining to lower margins. Presentation copy, inscribed to verso of FFEP; 'To Captain MacPhail / from his old friend / J. P. Kennedy'. Kennedy served as sub-inspector of the militia for the Ionian Islands, as did MacPhail.
Price
£ 450.00
RUTTY, John. A history of the rise and progress of the people called quakers, in ireland, from the year 1653 to 1700. Printed and Sold by William Phillips. 1811. Fourth edition.
iv, 328pp. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, slight loss to head of spine, upper joint starting. Book label of 'Henry Birkbeck, Jun.' to FEP, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 75.00
PRATT, John H[enry]. Scripture and science not at variance; with remarks on the historical character, plenary inspiration, and surpassing importance, of the earlier chapters of genesis. Thomas Hatchard. 1859. Third edition.
viii, 108pp. Original publisher's blind-stamped limp brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine sunned. Occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 75.00
[WOODHOUSELEE, Alexander Faser Tytler, Lord]. Essay on the life and character of petrarch. To which are added, seven of his sonnets, translated from the italian . Printed for T. Cadell. 1784. First edition.
[2], 54pp. Recent cloth-backed marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Slightest of wear to extremities. Occasional spotting, ink annotations to a single page.
Price
£ 125.00
CUNNINGHAM, [Richenda]. Hymns and spiritual songs. Oliver and Emerson, [s.d., c.1850]. Second edition, enlarged.
[1], 93pp. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. Slightest of marking to extremities. Near contemporary ink gift inscription to FEP, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
BOWNAS, Samuel. A description of the qualifications Necessary to A Gospel Minister, containing Advice to Ministers and Elders, how to conduct themselves in their Conversations, and various Services, according to their Gifts in the Church of Christ. Printed by Luke Hinde. 1750. First edition.
ix, [1], 11-112pp. Contemporary panelled calf. Rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Later armorial bookplate of 'Henry Birkbeck'to FEP, ink ownership inscription to FFEP; 'This Book / belongs to / Henry Gurney', light spotting.
Price
£ 100.00
CLARIDGE, Richard. Tractatus Hierographicus: or, a treatise of the Holy Scriptures... Printed for W. Ellis...John Jefferis...and Paul Stevens. 1751.
[8], viii, [4], 197pp, [3]. Contemporary calf, ruled in gilt to spine. Rubbed, joints cracked. Later booklabel of 'Henry Birkbeck, Jun.' to FEP (pasted over earlier label), recent armorial bookplate of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FFEP, marginal loss to L3, with horizontal tear through centre - without loss of sense.
Price
£ 100.00