Recent Acquisitions

[BUNYAN, John]. Cuairt an oilthirich; no turus a chriosduidh; o'n t-saoghal so chum an ath-shaoghail: fo shamhladh bruadair... Printed by Young, Gallie, and Company, for the translator. 1819. First Glasgow edition.
314pp, [2], With a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Contemporary sheep, recently rebacked preserving contemporary spine panel. Extremities rubbed, some surface loss to boards. Recent inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, contemporary inked ownership inscriptions of John Graham of Duke St. Glasgow to p.141 and p. 169, leaves toned and foxed.
Price
£ 150.00
BUNYAN, John. The holy war, made by shaddai upon diabolus, For the Regaining of the metropolis of the world: Or, the Losing and taking Again of the Town of mansoul. Printed for J. Duncan and Son et al.. 1793.
276pp. Later brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities discoloured and a trifle rubbed. Near contemporary inked inscription of Worton Library to title-page, leaves toned and foxed.
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£ 175.00
STEWART, Dugald. Outlines of moral philosophy. For the use of students in the university of edinburgh. Printed for William Creech. 1801. Second edition.
xvi, 324pp. With a half-title. Contemporary calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed, a trifle marked, splitting to joints. Embossed private library stamp to FFEP, occasional spotting/pencilled highlighting.
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£ 200.00
BASSET, William. A sermon at the Warwick-shire meeting, November 25, 1679. At S. Mary-le-Bow in Cheapside, London. Printed for T. Basset. 1679. First edition.
[8], 26pp. Nineteenth-century green half-morocco, red paper boards, lettered in gilt. Rubbed and marked, slight loss to head and foot of spine. Leaves toned/foxed, slight shaving to upper margins - catching running-title at times, very small holes to gutter of titlepage and fore-edge of leaf C1. From the Bloxham bequest, Rugby School, parts of which recently dispersed, with two bookplates to FEP.
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£ 250.00
[BROOKE, Robert Greville, Baron]. The last weeks proceedings of the lord brooke. And The First in this His present Expedition... Printed by R. O. and G. D., 1642 [i.e. 1643]. First edition.
[2], 5pp, [1]. The publication year is given according to Lady Day dating. Nineteenth-century green half-morocco, red paper boards, lettered in gilt. Rubbed and marked, slight loss to head and foot of spine. Leaves browned and foxed. From the Bloxham bequest, Rugby School, parts of which recently dispersed, with two bookplates to FEP.
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£ 650.00
[ENGLISH CIVIL WAR]. A letter Written from walshall, by A Worthy Gentleman to his Friend in Oxford, concerning burmingham. [H. Hall]. 1643. First edition.
[2], 6pp. Nineteenth-century green half-morocco, red paper boards, lettered in gilt. Rubbed and marked, slight loss to head and foot of spine, some splitting to joints. Leaves browned and foxed, slight loss to lower margin of final leaf. From the Bloxham bequest, Rugby School, parts of which recently dispersed, with two bookplates to FEP.
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£ 650.00
MARMONTEL, [Jean-Francois]. Belisarius...To which are added, fragments of moral philosophy, By the same Author, In Three Essays, never before translated. I. Of Glory. II. Of the Great. III. Of Grandeur. Printed for A. Kincaid & J. Bell. 1767. First Edinburgh edition.
xi, [1], 276pp. Contemporary polished calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Lightly rubbed. Very occasional slight shipping to margins, short tear to fore-edge of leaf U4, a trifle spotted/browned.
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£ 250.00
STRACHEY, Lytton. Portraits in miniature and other essays. Chatto & Windus. 1931. First edition.
Limited edition, number 19 of 260 copies signed and numbered by the author. [10], 217pp, [3]. With a half-title. Original publisher's red half-buckram, grey buckram boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. A trifle marked. Book-label to recto of FFEP, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 125.00
A SOCIETY OF GENTLEMEN. The companion, being a choice collection of the Most Admired Pieces from the best Authors, in prose and verse.. Printed for Watson, Elder and Company, 1790-91. First edition.
In four volumes. xii, 280; [5], viii, 307, [1]; [5], viii, 316; viii, 282, 289-314pp, [2]. Without half-titles nor the engraved plates (one per volume). Without leaves Aa4-6 of Vol. IV (cancelled?), text appears as though it could be continuous. Contemporary speckled calf, later rebacked in tan cloth. Extremities worn, significant surface loss to boards, spines marked. Marbled endpapers, near contemporary inked ownership inscriptions to verso of all FFEPs; 'D. Ashew / September 1799', very occasional light spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.
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£ 350.00
KLEEMAN, Rita Halle. Gracious lady: the life of sara delano roosevelt. D. Appleton-Century Company. 1935. First edition.
xvi, 333pp, [1]. With a half-title, illustrated throughout. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in black and gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. Lightly rubbed, head of spine sunned, chipping and creasing to dustwrapper edges, loss to head and foot of spine panel. Bookplate of Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr. to FEP, else internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of FFEP; 'Fred jr. & Ruth / with love from great-aunt / Sara D. Roosevelt.'
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£ 500.00
[WHISTLER, James McNeill]. Eden versus whistler: the baronet & the butterfly. A valentine with a verdict. R. H. Russell. 1899. First American trade edition.
[32], 78pp, [2]. Uncut in original publisher's cloth-backed drab paper boards, lettered in gilt, housed in recent custom drab paper slipcase. A trifle rubbed and marked. Later inked ownership inscription to FEP, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
[KILNER, Mary Ann]. Jemima placid; or, the advantage of good-nature, Exemplified in a variety of Familiar Incidents. Printed & Sold by John Marshall. [1789]. Third edition.
[4], v-vii, [1], 9-91pp, [1]. With a woodcut frontispiece, and engraved title-page, and numerous woodcut illustrations in the text. Without two terminal advertisement leaves. Original publisher's (Dutch) marbled boards, later re-stitched. Without spine panel, boards worn, marked, and very nearly detached. Contemporary ownership inscription to FEP, very light damp-staining to title-page, occasional spotting, terminal leaf working-loose.
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£ 650.00
RUSSELL, Bertrand. The A B C of relativity. Harper & Brothers. [1925]. First American edition.
[8], 231pp, [1]. With a half-title. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt, without dustwrapper. Lightly rubbed and marked, a trifle bumped. Inked ownership inscription to FEP, some light marginal damp-staining.
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£ 50.00
WALKER, John. A critical pronouncing dictionary, and expositor of the english language...to which are prefixed, principles of english pronunciation...the whole interspersed with observations, etymological, critical, and grammatical. Stereotyped and printed by A. Wilson. 1819. Twenty-first edition.
[4], ix, [2], 12-90, [2], 601pp, [1]. With a half-title. Handsomely bound by J. Stacy of Norwich in contemporary gilt-tooled straight-grain red morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed, a trifle marked. Marbled endpapers, recent armorial bookplate of Henry Birkbeck to FEP, contemporary inked gift inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf; 'Mary Martin / to / Jane Gurney Junr. / a small Testimony of regard / 2nd mo 21st: 1820.', light spotting.
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£ 75.00
AESCHYLUS. The tragedies of aeschylus (complete.) Translated into english prose, from the texts of blomfield, and scholefield. With notes. H. Slatter. 1829. Second edition.
[4], 248 [i.e. 284]pp. With an 8pp terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Contemporary half-vellum, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed and discoloured. Recent bookplate of R. J. Dickinson to FEP, without FFEP, very occasional light spotting/slight marginal chipping.
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£ 75.00
WALLER, Edmund. Poems on several occasions. Printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis. 1770.
[12], 264pp. With a half-title. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Private embossed stamp of George L. Adlercron to title-page, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 50.00
[GREENWICH HOSPITAL]. Her Majesty's commission for Greenwich Hospital for seamen. April 8. 1704. [s.n.]. [1704]. First edition.
[2], 25pp, [1]. Recent cloth-backed marbled papers boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece to upper board. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Marbled endpapers, remnants of contemporary marbled papers to front and rear blank fly-leaves, contemporary manuscript annotations/underlining to p.13, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
PORNY, [Marc Antoine]. Grammatical exercises, english and french...to which is added, An introduction to french poetry. Printed by Adolphus Stapleaux. 1815. Fourth edition.
[8], xxxv, [1], 170pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed. Paper repair to gutter of title-page, first four leaves of text mounted on stubs, small paper repairs to lower corners of leaves M2 and N1.
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£ 250.00
[REGISTER OF ARTS AND SCIENCES]. Register of the arts and sciences...A correct account of several hundred of the most important and interesting inventions, discoveries, and processes. Published by G. Herbert, 1824-27. First edition.
In four volumes, comprising numbers 1-104. [2], 372, ii, 6, 373-374; [2], 376, [1], 4-8; [2], 384, [1], 4-9, [1]; viii, 504pp. With an engraved frontispiece to Vol. III, an numerous engraved illustrations in the text. Contemporary gilt-tooled red half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces. Extremities rubbed and a trifle marked.Marbled endpapers, light damp-staining to gutter of first five gatherings of Vol. I, paper repair to lower corner of final leaf of Vol. III, loss to head of leaf GG3, Vol. IV, very occasional slight chipping to margins.
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£ 950.00
[LONDON TRADE]. A Complete guide to All Persons who have any Trade or Concern with the City of london, and Parts adjacent... Printed for T. and T. Longman et al.. 1755. Sixth edition.
[2], 178pp, [24]. Contemporary blind-ruled speckled calf, recently rebacked to style, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, some surface loss to bumped corners. Very occasional spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 450.00