Recent Acquisitions

[LAMB, Charles]. Elia. First series. Edward Moxon. 1836. New edition.
[4], 340pp. Without half-title. [Uniformly bound with:] LAMB, Charles. Elia. Second series. London. Edward Moxon, 1836. New edition, xiii, [3], 295pp, [1]. With half-title. 8vo. Handsomely bound in later burgundy half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Bookplates of Robert J. Hayhurst to both FEPs, very small holes to margins of leaves E2-3 of Vol. I, very occasional marginal ink annotations, sporadic spotting.
Price
£ 200.00
DRAKE, Lawrence. The heroes of england: stories of the lives of the most celebrated british soldiers and sailors. Joseph Cundall. 1843. First edition.
viii, 312pp. With a hand-coloured engraved frontispiece, and seven hand-coloured engraved plates. Original publisher's gilt-tooled black morocco, A.E.G., later recased, later blank endpapers. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Very occasional light spotting, ink gift inscription to front blank fly-leaf; 'Douglas Edward Holroyd / given him by H.R.H. the Duchess of Gloucester / January 1843'.
Price
£ 125.00
[AUCKLAND, William Eden]. Some remarks on the apparent circumstances of the war in the fourth week of october 1795. Printed for J. Walter. 1795. Second edition.
68pp. Presentation copy, inscription to head of title-page (partially shaved); 'From the author, Lord Auckland', and signed again beneath. [Bound after:] LAUDERDALE, [James Maitland], Earl of. Letters to the peers of Scotland. London. Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, 1794. First edition. [2], 318pp, [2]. Without half-title, with terminal errata leaf. [Bound before:] The substance of a speech made by lord auckland, on monday the second day of may, 1796, on the occasion of a motion made by the marquis of lansdown. London. Printed for J. Walker, 1796. First edition. [3], 6-41pp, [1]. Without half-title. 8vo. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed, loss to lettering-piece, splitting to joints. Armorial bookplate to FEP of Sir Velters Cornewall Bart., occasional light spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
[DAME TEACHWELL]. The little prattler; or, dame teachwell's picture-book. Printed for Harvey and Darton. 1825. Foruth edition?.
16pp, with 16 wood-engravings on eight leaves. Original publisher's stiff printed paper wrappers. Slightly rubbed and a little marked, with some spotting to text and plates. With the ink inscription of 'Sarah Cheney, Beccles, Novr 5 1827' to verso of upper wrapper.
Price
£ 450.00
SCHIMMELPENNINCK, Mary Anne. Life of mary anne schimmelpenninck. Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts. 1858. First edition.
In two volumes. xi, [1], 345, [1]; ix, [1], 275pp, [1]. With half-titles, an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I, and a 32pp publisher advertisement catalogue to Vol. II. Uncut and partially unopened in original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. short marginal tear to head of leaf A3, Vol. II, very occasional light spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
[HARCOURT, Paule de Saint-Aulaire, marquise d']. The duchess of orleans. (helen of mecklenburg-schwerin.) A memoir. W. Jeffs. 1859. First edition in English.
xlii, 192pp, [1], vi. With half-title, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Uncut in original publisher's light blue blind-stamped buckram. Extremities soiled, a trifle rubbed. Contemporary ink ownership inscription to FFEP, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
[KENNEDY, Grace]. Father clement; a roman catholic story. Published by William Oliphant. 1824. Second edition.
[3], 6-370pp. Without half-title. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary gilt-tooled straight-grain green morocco, A.E.G. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, ink gift inscription to verso of frontispiece, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 200.00
JOHNSON, James. The economy of health, or, the stream of human life from the cradle to the grave: with reflections moral, physical, and philosophical on the septennial phases of human existence. S. Highley. 1836. First edition.
viii, 220pp. With an engraved plate. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, bookplate to FEP of Guy Haswell Furness, recent bookplate of R. J. Dickinson to verso of FFEP, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 200.00
[CLASSICS]. [Poikile historia]. Sive novus historiarum fabularumque delectus. Impensis J. Burdon. 1791. Second edition, thus.
98pp, [2]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. First two words of title transliterated from the Greek. Contemporary speckled calf. Rubbed, cracking to spine and partial cracking of joints, with a little chipping to head and foot. Recent armorial bookplate of R. J. Dickinson to FEP, without FFEP, else a remarkably clean and crisp, unpressed copy.
Price
£ 375.00
[TACITUS, Publius Cornelius]. La germanie traduite de tacite par c. l. f. panckoucke avec un nouveau commentaire extrait de montesquieu et des principaux publicites... Imprimerie de C. L. F. Panckoucke. 1824. First edition.
[4], xcvii, [7], 331pp. With half-title. Parallel French and Latin text. Partially unopened. [Together with:] PANCKOUCKE, C[harles] L[ouis] F[leury]. La germanie traduite de tacite par c. l. f. panckoucke avec un nouveau commentaire extrait de montesquieu et des principaux publicites...atlas. Paris. Imprimerie de C. L. F. Panckoucke, 1824. First edition. [26]pp. With half-title, 11 engraved plates (three of which coloured), and an engraved coloured map. 8vo and quarto. Uniformly bound in contemporary green half-calf, marbled boards, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplates of Edward Nicholas Hurt to both FEPs, foxed.
Price
£ 350.00
[SAINT GERMAIN, Christopher]. Doctor and Student; or, dialogues between a Doctor of Divinity and a Student in the Laws of England: Containing the Grounds of those Laws; together with questions and cases concerning the Equity thereof. Printed by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall...for T. Whieldon. 1787. Seventeenth edition.
vii, [9], 345pp, [37]. Contemporary brown half-calf, brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Armorial bookplate to FEP of H. J. Westmacott, foxed, light marginal damp-staining to latter half of text-block, ink underlining and annotations throughout.
Price
£ 125.00
BARROW, Sir John. The life of richard earl howe, k.g., admiral of the fleet, and general of marines. John Murray. 1838. First edition.
xvi, 432pp. Contemporary navy half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt, marbled edges. Extremities worn. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
LE PRINCE DE BEAUMONT, Madame [Jeanne-Marie]. Letters of madame du montier, collected by madame le prince le beaumont. Printed for Hookman and Carpenter. 1797. First edition in English.
In three volumes. [2], xx, 331, [1]; [2], 278; [2], 250pp, [2]. With a list of subscribers, and a terminal advertisement leaf to Vol. III. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt, marbled edges. Heavily worn, surface loss, boards held by cords only. FFEP of Vol. I detached, ownership inscription to head of all titles, short tear to text of leaf C3, Vol. II, marginal loss to foot of L2, Vol. II, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 650.00
RAMSAY, Sr. Andrew. A new cyropaedia, or the travels of cyrus. With a Discourse on the Theology & Mythology of the Ancients. Pinted [sic] for Peter Macheul. 1779. A new edition, with many emendations et additions.
In two volumes. xxi, [2], 4-247, [1]; 301pp, [1]. With half-titles. Parallel French and English text. Uncut in original publisher's tan paper boards, manuscript lettering-pieces. Extremities worn and marked, loss to spines, some worming. Without endpapers, terminal leaves of both volumes pasted to lower boards, very occasional short marginal tears/chipping, foxed.
Price
£ 450.00
INCHBALD, [Elizabeth] Mrs. A simple story. Darton and Clark. 1842.
[4], 379pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece and an additional engraved title-page. Original publisher's luxury binding of richly gilt-tooled black morocco, coloured inlays, A.E.G. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Light offsetting to additional title-page, else internally immaculate.
Price
£ 150.00
SMITH, J.. Pretty stories with pretty pictures, to instruct and amuse little folks...embellished with sixteen neatly-coloured engravings. Dean and Munday...and A.K. Newman & Co., [c.1830].
[16] leaves, including frontispiece, title and fourteen further leaves each with a hand-coloured engraving, printed on one side only. Original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Rubbed, with a little loss to spine and some marking.
Price
£ 450.00
JAMESON, Mrs. [Anna]. Sketches of germany. Art - literature - character. Printed for Charles Jugel. 1837. First edition.
[2], 356pp. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, gilt, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Contemporary ink gift inscription to FEP, near contemporary pencil ownership inscription to front blank fly-leaf, some light browning and spotting
Price
£ 375.00
[GOLDSMITH, Oliver]. The vicar of wakefield: a tale. Supposed to be written by himself. Printed for J. Davies, T. Smith, N. Taylor, and W. Thomson. 1789.
Two volumes bound as one. 134, [2], 124pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Recent endpapers, later ink ownership inscription to front blank fly-leaf, occasional spotting, slight marginal chipping.
Price
£ 200.00
[WARD, Charlotte Bickersteth]. Dawn and Sunrise: brief notices of the life and early death of barbara sophia gordon. Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday. 1870. Second edition.
xvi, 144pp. With half-title, and an engraved portrait frontispiece. Original publisher's blind-stamped blue buckram, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed, slight splitting to lower joint. Later armorial bookplate of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FEP, occasional marginal chipping, foxed.
Price
£ 50.00
WILSON, [George]. A Practical Treatise on fines and recoveries: containing The Principles, Cases and Statutes relating to, and a great Variety of Precedents of, Fines and Recoveries. Together with Instructions for Drawing, Entering, and Passing them. Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall. 1780. Third edition.
[4], 432pp, [36]. Contemporary blind-tooled sheep, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities rubbed, sunned, and marked, slight loss to lower board. Leaf A2 detached, closed tear to text of D6 - without loss.
Price
£ 200.00