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PEACOCK, Thomas Love. The Genius of the Thames: a Lyrical Poem.. T. Hookham. 1810. First Edition.
vii, [1], 147pp, [1]. With half-titles. Victorian tan half-calf, gilt, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed, with loss to head of spine. Ink-dated author obituary clippings pasted to blank-fly, four small mount-holes cut to half title; combined with the indentation on the following leaves suggestive that this once held a Carte de Visite of the author. Some glue residue to gutter of title. Leaf C5 bound before C4.
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£ 400.00
[JOHNSON, Samuel], NEWTON, A. Edward. Sale Catalogue of Dr. Johnson's Library. Elkin Matthews. 1925. Limited Edition.
[2], 3-11, [1], 28 plates reproducing an annotated copy of the original Christies' sale catalogue of Dr. Johnson's library. No. 23 of a signed limited edition of 250. Original blue paper boards. Lightly rubbed, spine repaired at head with slight loss to head and foot. With a vivacious essay on bibliography in general and Johnson in particular by A. Edward Newton, this scarce volume is particularly useful as a reproduction of the now almost unobtainable catalogue of the Christies' sale that dispersed Johnson's library in some 662 lots, ranging from the usual ancient classics, through a First Folio of Shakespeare (making a mere £1. 2s, although later bibliographical scholarship does reveal that Johnson's copy was heavily foodstained!) to literature from the pen of Johnson's contemporaries.
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£ 85.00
ROSE, William Stewart. Amadis De Gaul; A Poem in Three Books; Freely Translated from the First Part of the French Version of Nicolas De Heberay, Sieur Des Essars; with Notes. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies. 1803. First Edition.
xxiii, [1], 198pp. Uncut, in original publisher's blue paper-covered boards. Lightly rubbed, with cracking to upper joint and bumping to cornesr. Presentation copy, from the author, inscribed 'With Mr Rose's Compliments' inscribed to verso of FFEP. From the Encombe library of John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon (1751-1838), twice Lord Chancellor of England, with his inscription to title and armorial bookplate to FEP.
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£ 175.00
THOMSON, John. Tables of Interest, At 4, 4 1/2, and 5 per Cent. From 1 to 365 Days, from 1 to 12 Months, and from 1 to 10 Years. Which, by Directions Given, Answer for All Other Rates from 1 to 10 Per Cent. Also, Tables Shewing the Exchange on Bills... Printed for William Creech. 1775. Second edition.
[8], 400pp. Contemporary sheep, contrasting red-morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Lightly rubbed, with occasional browning to text. Signed by the author to verso of title, below a printed statement: 'No copy of this book is warranted genuine, or correct, but what is signed by the author's own hand, as under'.
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£ 150.00
[PEACOCK, Thomas Love]. Crotchet Castle, by the Author of Headlong Hall. Published By T. Hookham. 1831. First Edition.
[8], 300pp. Modern buckram-backed paper boards, paper label to spine. With the preliminary advertising leaf. Browning to spine, some marking to upper margins of text.
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£ 300.00
PEACOCK, Thomas Love. The Misfortunes of Elphin. Published By Thomas Hookham. 1829. First Edition.
[8], 240pp. Nineteenth-century tan calf, gilt, with contrasting red and green morocco lettering-pieces, by Riviere. T.E.G., all others uncut. With original drab wraps bound in at end. Upper joint lightly rubbed, with marking to upper board. Bookplates of Edith Barbara Tranter and John A. Spoor to FEP.
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£ 350.00
BERQUIN, M. [Arnaud]. Pieces Choisies De L'Ami Des Enfans De M. Berquin. A L'Usage Des Ecoles. Imprime Par W. Et C. Spilsbury. Pour A. Dulau. 1798. Seconde Edition, Revue et Corrigee.
[2], iv, [2], 144, 157-240, 243-366pp. With a half-title and engraved frontispiece, and complete despite erratic pagination. Contemporary sheep, gilt ruling to spines. Rubbed with cracking and some loss to joints. Oval-shaped bookplate of Henry Birkbeck to FEP. Occasional light mark to text.
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£ 125.00
[GUICHARD, Eleonore]. Memoires De Cecile, Ecrits par elle-meme, Revues par Monsieur De La Place. Tome premier [-second]. Et Se Vend a Francfort En Foire, Chez J. F. Bassompierre & J. Vanden Berghen. 1756.
Two volumes bound as one. xii, 236. 289pp, [3]. With an engraved portrait plate of the eponymous Cecile. Contemporary pink-melange backed marbled boards, gilt. Rubbed to extremities. Loss to FEP and occasionally to margins. Small paper flaw to Q4, affecting text but without any loss, stain to C1-2 slightly obscuring text.
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£ 150.00
GIRAUD, P. F. F. J.. Campagne de Paris, En 1814, Precedee d'un coup-d'oeil sur celle de 1813... Chez A. Eymery. 1815. Seventh edition.
viii, 124pp. [Bound with;] MICHAUD, M. Histoire des Quinze Semaines, or Le Dernier Regne de Bonaparte. Paris, Chez Longchamps. Aout 1815. Twentieth edition. 80pp. [And;] TARDIEU, Ambroise. Relation Anglaise de la Bataille de Waterloo, ou du Mont Saint-Jean, Et des evenemens qui l'ont precedee ou suivie, accompagnee des Rapports francais, prussien et espagnol, d'un Plan tres exact de la Bataille, et d'une Carte generale du Theatre de la Campagine: ces deux Plances tres-bien coloriees... Chez A Tardieu, etc. 1815. Second edition. [2], iv, 5-87pp, [1]. With a folding plate of the Chateau d'Hougoumont and a detailed plan of the Battle of Waterloo, both hand-coloured, the latter with a 2" tear. [And;] DURDENT, R.S. Histoire Critique Du Senat-Conservateur depuis sa creation, en nivose an VIII, Jusqu'a sa Dissolution, en Avril 1814. Paris, A La Librairie...D'Alexis Eymery. viii, 166pp. With an engraved map of the theatre of war 1814. Vol II: CARNOT, M. Memoire Adresse au Roi, En Juillet 1814. Bruxelles, [i.e. Brussels], Chez tous les Libraires. 1814. x, 9-91pp, [1]. [Bound with;] [CARNOT, M]. Expose de La Conduite Politique de M. Le Lieutenant-General Carnot, Depuis le 1er Juillet 1814. [4], Paris, Mme Ve Courcier. 1815. Third edition. [4], 51pp, [1]. [And;] LEOPOLD DE MASSACRE, Du Ministere. Paris, C.F. Patris. Septembre 1815. 62pp. [And;] BORY DE ST. VINCENT. Justification de la Conduite et Des Opinions. Paris, Chez Les Marchands de Nouveautes. 1815. 110pp. [And;] OTRANTE, Le Duc. Rapport au Roi, Sur La Situation de la France et Sur Les Relations Avec Les Armees Etrangres. Fair dans le conseil des Ministres, le 15 Aout 1815... Paris. 1815. 64pp, [i.e. 54pp]. [And;] CHATEAUBRIAND, Le Vicomte de. Rapport sur L'etat de la France, Fait at Roi Dans Son Conseil. Paris, Chez Plancher. 5 Juillet 1815. [2], 7-38pp. With the verso of the title firmly affixed to the following leaf, presumably at the time of publication. [And;] HIPPOLYTE, M. Observations D'Un Francais, sur L'Enlevement des Chefs'D'Oeuvre du Museum de Paris, En Reponse a la lettre du Duc de Wellington au Lord Castlereagh... Paris, Pelicier. 1815. vi, 7-39pp, [1]. In two volumes. Contemporary morocco-backed boards. Rubbed, wear to corners. Some damp-staining throughout.
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£ 400.00
HONE, William. Ancient Mysteries Described especially the English Miracle Plays Founded on Apocryphal New Testament Story, Extant among the Unpublished Manuscripts in the British Museum; Including Notices of Ecclesiastical Shows.... Printed for William Hone. 1823. First Edition/Later Issue.
[2], x, [2], 13-299pp. Complete with 13 engravings, two of which folding. Original publisher's cloth, title printed to upper board within floral border. Part of a later issue, with a black and white frontispiece. A very good copy, with only very light external wear and marking to lower edges, slight chipping to head and foot of spine, internally particularly clean and crisp.
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£ 75.00
LUTHER, Martin. A Sammelband of 11 Eighteenth-Century Theological Tracts, Nine of Which Involving Martin Luther. 1724.
11 vols bound in one. Contemporary vellum. RAMBACH, Johann Jacob. Auserlesene Trost-Briefe Des Mannes Bottes Martini Lutheri, Eir Er Un versolgte angefochtene under traurige Personen mit einter recht Evangelischen Feder geschrieben... Jena, 1724. Joh. Friedr. Rittern. [16], 142pp, [2]. RAMBACH, Johann Jacob. Des Mannes Gottes Martini Lutheri Lauteres und Apostolisches Zeugniss Bon Christo fur uns Rach Unleitung der Morte Pauli... Jena, 1725. Johann Friederich Rittern. [16], 108pp, [4]. RAMBACH, Johann Jacob. Martini Lutheri Rothiger Unterricht Bom Glauben und Sufen Wercten Seinter Furstresslichfeit wegen Aus Seinen Schriften Zur gemeinen Erhauung... Jena, 1725. Johann Friederich Rittern. [24], 70pp, [2]. RAMBACH, Johann Jacob. Des theuren Mannes Gottes Martini Lutheri Erhauliche Abhandlung von der Leibe und ihrer Borfresslichteif... Jena, 1725. Johann Friederich Rittern. [12], 97pp, [3]. RAMBACH, Johann Jacob. Martini Lutheri Erflarung Der Sieben Buss Psalmen Wie folche Des Selige Mann im Jahr 1517-1525... Jena, 1726. Johann Friederich Rittern. [24], 136pp. RAMBACH, Johann Jacob. Des Mannes Gottes Martini Lutheri Lehrreicher Bortrag von der Heil Taufe, Darinnen Derselben Wefen, Krafft, Kuken under rechter Gebrauch....Jena und Leipzig, 1723. Johann Friedrich Rittern. [24], 117pp, [3]. RAMBACH, Johann Jacob. Martini Lutheri Ernstliche Bermahnung Zum H. Abendmahl, Samt einem auszuge aus einem sermon bon Burdiger Empfahung... Halle, 1726. Johann Christian Hendeln. [20], 81pp, [3]. D. Martini Lutheri Erhauliche Leichen-Predigt, Welche uber der Leiche des frommen Chur-Fursten Herzog Friederichs zu Sachsen in zween sermonen.... Jena, 1726. Johann Friederich Rittern. [16], 32pp. SIDELIO, Friederich. Des Mannes Gottes D. Martin Luthers Trostliche Ubhandlung Bom Leiden der Christen.... Jena, 1725. Johann Friederich Rittern. [32], 48pp. MOSHEIM, Johann Lorenz. Sivo Predigsten Ben besondern Selegenheiten uber I. B der Konige am III, V.7-9. und Spruch-worter am XXV.v.2-5. gehalten von Johann Lorzenss Mosheim... Helmstadt, 1734. Christian Friedrich Mengand. 160pp. VOLLMANNS, Sabr. Heinr. Heiliges Denfmahl fur die Im Jahr 1744. In der evangelischen Religion Von ihm confirmirte kinder. Hannover, 1744. Johann Adolph Kercten. 56pp.
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£ 650.00
HAMILTON, Sir William. Discussions on Philosophy and Literature, Education and University Reform. Chiefly from the Edinburgh Review; Corrected, Vindicated, Enlarged, In Notes and Appendices. Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans. 1853. Second edition, enlarged.
xii, 852pp. With errata leaf preceding p.1. Original publisher's blindstamped cloth, by Edmonds and Remnants, with their label to REP. Inscribed 'With the Author's Compliments' to half-title, with 'Copy of the 1st Edition received April 22, 1852' added in another hand. Lightly rubbed, bumping to corners. Hinges starting. Damp-staining to edge of text-block and occasionally to text, which consequently also suffers from slight rippling.
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£ 200.00
PORTEUS, Right Rev. Beilby. A Brief Confutation of the Errors of the Church of Rome. Extracted from Archbisop Secker's Five Sermons Against Popery; And Published for the Use of the Diocese of Chester.. Printed By John Rivington for J.F. And C. Rivington.... 1781. First Edition.
[8], 81pp. Original publisher's stitched blue paper wraps, some wear and creasing to edges. Contemporary ink inscription to head of upper wrapper. Lightly soiled.
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£ 100.00
MENNENS, Frans. Deliciae Equestrium Sive Militarium Ordinum, et Eorundem Origines, Statuta, Symbola et Insignia, Iconibus additis Genuineis. Hac Editione, Multorum Ordinum, & Quot Quot Extitere, Accessione Locupletata, Serieq Temporum Distributa..... Apud Joannem Kinckium, Sub Monocerote. 1613. First Edition.
[16], 764pp, [i.e. 264pp], [8, including final blank R8]. With an additional 4pp chronological index in manuscript inserted at end. Vignette engraving to title, several woodcut head and tail pieces, decorated initials. Illustrated throughout with the arms of the chivalric orders discussed. Contemporary vellum, yapp edges, titled in manuscript to spine. Lacks ties. Light marking to binding. Occasional staining and tears to margins, one of which just touching running-title to *5, without loss.
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£ 1,250.00
NAPIER, James R.. On Pressure Logs for Measuring the Speed of Ships. From the Proceedings of the Philosophical Society of Glasgow.. 1872. Offprint.
14pp, [2]. With illustrations throughout. Original publisher's pink wraps. Soiling to part of upper wrap, internally clean and tight.
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£ 75.00
[ASIA], [TURKISH HISTORY], VÁMBÉRY, Hermann. Die Primitive Cultur Des Turko-Tatarischen Volkes Auf Grund Sprachlicher Forschungen. F. A. Brockhaus. 1879. First Edition.
[7], viii, [3], 276pp. Recased in modern boards with original wraps pasted on, rough-cut leaves. Slight wear to edges, corners bumped, some foxing. Title and half title separating, foxing throughout.
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£ 200.00
HAWKINS, Ernest. Annals of the Diocese of Fredericton. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. 1847. First Edition.
viii, 3-74pp. With frontispiece engraving and folding map of the Diocese of Fredericton. Original publisher's mauve cloth, blindstamped, titled in gilt to upper board. Spine faded, extremities a trifle marked and rubbed.
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£ 95.00
[CHARLEMAGNE], [EUROPEAN EMPERORS], [BONNART, Nicholas]. Abree De L'Histoire Des Empereurs D'Occident Depuis Charlemagne Jusqu'a Francois Etienne De Lorraine A Present Regnant. Enrichais De Leurs Portraits et De Ceux Des Imperatrices .... Basset. [c.1750].
[19ff]. Engraved title and 18 engraved plates. Eighteenth-century, likely original marbled paper wraps. Worn, with some loss to spine, wear to extremities. Plates themselves with some light water-staining and marking, wear to margins.
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£ 250.00