Recent Acquisitions

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'.
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£ 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.
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£ 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.
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£ 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.
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£ 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.
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£ 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.
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£ 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.
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£ 200.00
RICHARDSON, Jonathan. Two Discourses. I. An Essay on the whole Art of Criticism as it Relates to Painting. Shewing How to Judge I. Of the Godness of a Picture; II. Of the Hand of the Master; and III. Whether 'tis an Original, or a Copy... Printed for W. Churchill. 1719. First Edition.
[16], 153, 174-220pp, 234pp, [2]. With the terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary polished calf, spine richly gilt, matching morocco lettering-piece. Slightly rubbed, with chipping to lettering-piece, upper joint cracking. Internally a fine crisp copy. Presentation copy, inscribed 'Ex Dono Authoris 26. November 1718, J. Warner', with the slightly later ownership inscription of Robert Warner, 1727, both to blank-fly.
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£ 1,000.00
[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.
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£ 350.00
YOUNGE, Charlotte M.. The Trial: More Links of the Daisy Chain. Macmillan and Co.. 1868. 4th Edition.
xi, 439pp, 61. with advertisment leaves at end. Illustrated frontisepiece and three black and white illustrations. Ink inscription to F.F.E.P. Original publishers cloth spine over boards with gilt titling. Some rubbing to extremities. Clean internally, partially unopened, one gathering slightly protruding at foot and another at head, both remain strongly attached.
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£ 50.00
[POETICAL MISCELLANY]. The Poetical Farrago: Being A Miscellaneous Assemblage of Epigrams and Other Jeux D'Esprit, Selected from the Most Approved Writers. Volume the First[- Second]. Printed By G. Stafford, for J. Deighton. 1794. First Edition.
[2], xv, [1], 192. xvi, 192pp. Contemporary sprinkled calf, black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Lightly rubbed, slight cracking to joints and chipping to lettering-pieces. Bumping to corners.
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£ 250.00
[POETICAL MISCELLANY]. A Collection of Poems: Viz The Temple of Death By The Marquis of Normanby... With Several Original Poems Never Before Printed, By The Earl of Roscommon, The Earl of Rochester..... Printed for Daniel Brown...and Benjamin Tooke. 1701. First Edition.
[8], 453pp, [3]. With three terminal advertisment pages. Recent blue morocco, gilt titling to spine, spine slightly faded. Slight marking to prelims, staining to R5 and R6. Very occasional marginal ink stains, marginal loss at corners of H3 and H4, not touching text.
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£ 250.00
PERING, Richard. A Reply to Some Strictures in the Quarterly Review, (No. XIX.) On Indian-Built Ships; to which are Annexed, Economical recommendations for Effectually Preserving the British Navy, on the Return of Peace, Whereby Millions of Money May be Saved..... Printed and Published By Congdon and Hearle. 1814. First Edition.
[4], 62pp. Recent paper boards. Presentation copy, with a slightly shaved inscription 'J.D. Thomson from the author', presumably John Deas Thomson (1763-1838), Accountant-General to the Royal Navy. Title slightly soiled.
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£ 200.00
JAMES, William. A Reply to 'A Brief Statement Arising Out of a passage Contained in the Third Volume of James's Naval History of Great Britain, on the Conduct and Character of Lord William Fitz-roy in the Year 1805. Printed for The Author and Sold By J. Bigg. 1824. First Edition.
23pp, [1]. Recent paper boards. Presentation copy, with shaved ink inscription 'Command (?) Thomson, with Mr. James's respectful....' to head of title, presumably from the collection of John Deas Thomson (1763-1838), Accountant-General to the Royal Navy.
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£ 225.00
[NAVAL ECONOMY]. Naval Economy: Exemplified in Conversations Between a Member of Parliament and the Officers of a Man of War, During a Winter's Cruize; Addressed to the Honorable Members of Both Houses of Parliament, and the Officers of the Royal Navy. Printed By John Dean....for William Lindsell. 1811. First Edition.
[2], iv, 78, 10pp. Recent paper boards. Shaved ink inscription of J.D. Thomson, presumably John Deas Thomson (1763-1838), Accountant-General to the Royal Navy, to title.
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£ 200.00
[NAVAL PAY]. An Appeal to His Majesty, Both Houses of Parliament, and the People of the United Kingdom, against a Late Rejection of the Petition of the Captains of the Royal Navy, for an Augmentation of Pay By Lord Mulgrave.... Published By C. Chapple.... 1809. First Edition.
[2], 49pp, [1]. Recent blue paper boards. Ink inscription of J.D. Thomson, presumably John Deas Thomson (1763-1838), Accountant-General to the Royal Navy, to slightly soiled title. Small hole to text caused by wax spill to D1, without loss of sense.
Price
£ 175.00