Recent Acquisitions

[SPANG, William]. Rerum Nuper in Regno Scotiae Gestarum Historia, Sue Verius Commentarius, Causas, Occasiones, Progressus Horum Motuum Breviter & Perspicue Proponens, Sumul Cum Synopsi Concordiae, Quantum Hactenus Initaest.... 1641. First edition.
[8], 576pp, [14], without the blank final leaf, Oo8. Contemporary vellum, yapp edges, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities discoloured. Later manuscript annotations to verso of front blank fly-leaf and title, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 300.00
RUSSELL, John Russell Earl. Papal aggression. Speech of the right honourable lord john russell, delivered in the house of commons, February 7. 1851. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. 1851. First edition.
[3], 6-48pp. Without half-title. [Bound with:] M'CAUL, Alexander. The bill worse than the bull. A letter to the very rev. gilbert elliot, d.d., dean of bristol. London. Wertheim and Macintosh, 1851. First edition. 8pp. [And:] The queen, or the pope? The question considered in its political, legal and religious aspects... Edinburgh & London. William Blackwood & Sons, 1850. Second edition. x, [1], 12-112pp. [And:] WISEMAN, [Nicholas Patrick]. An appeal to the reason and good feeling of the english people on the subject of the catholic hierarchy. London. Thomas Richardson and Son, 1850. First edition. 32pp. [And:] CUMMING, John. Notes on the cardinal's manifesto, in a letter to the right hon. lord john russell, Her Majesty's Prime Minister. London. Arthur Hall, Virtue & Co., 1850. First edition. 32pp. [And:] GOODE, William. Address delivered at a public meeting of the inhabitants of allhallows the great and less, london: convened for the purpose of considering the propriety of presenting an address to the crown on the recent act of papal aggression: Nov. 15, 1850. London. Thomas Hatchard, 1850. First edition. 16pp. [And:] NICOLINI, J. B. The detail and evidence of a new conspiracy of the pope, dr. wiseman, and other romish priests, against the faith and liberties of england, with interesting revelations. London. Printed for the Author, 1850. First edition. 21pp, [1]. [And:] LORD, James. Concessions and consequences. Reasons against proposed endowment of the romish priesthood. [London]. [Macintosh], [1849]. First edition. 8pp. Extracted from the Protestant Magazine. [And:] THORTON, John. Report of a public meeting of the inhabitants of clapham, on the encroachments of rome... London. Published by D. Batten, [1850]. First edition. 35pp, [1]. Ink gift inscription to head of title. [And:] NOLAN, Thomas. The royal supremacy considered in connexion with the late papal aggression... London. Sampson Low, 1850. Second edition. 32pp. [And:] GOODE, William. Reply to the letter and declaration respecting the royal supremacy, received from archdeacons manning and wilberforce, and professor mill. London. J Hatchard and Son, 1850. First edition. 27pp, [1]. With half-title. Newspaper clipping tipped-in to recto of terminal leaf. [And:] DRUMMOND, Henry. Speech of henry drummond...on the Second Reading of the Ecclesiastical Titles Bill... London. Thomas Bosworth, 1851. Third edition. x, [1], 12-47pp, [1]. 8vo. Contemporary half-calf, blue buckram boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed, a trifle marked, chipping and loss to lettering-pieces. Occasional ink underlining/spotting.
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£ 150.00
[ETON COLLEGE]. A list of eton college, taken at election, 1829. Printed and Sold by E. Williams. [1829].
23pp, [1]. [Bound with:] [A further 12 Eton College lists covering the years 1830-1840 (two representing 1839, taken at election and Christmas respectively), all printed by E. Williams.] 12mo. Contemporary black half-calf, marbled boards, gilt. Rubbed. Very occasional loss and short tears to margins, occasional ink and pencil deletions and corrections.
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£ 150.00
[MUSES FAREWEL]. The muses farewel to Popery and Slavery, or, a collection of Miscellany Poems, Satyrs, Songs, &c. Made by the most Eminent Wits of the Nation, as the Shams, Intreagues, and Plots of Priests and Jesuits gave occasion. Printed for N[athaniel]. R[anew]. H[enry]. F[aithorne]. and J[ohn]. K[ersey].. 1689. First edition.
[6], 144pp. Without initial license-to-print leaf. ESTC R19207, Wing M3140. [Bound with:] A supplement to the collection of miscellany poems against Popery & Slavery. London. [s.n.], 1689. First edition. [4], 95pp, [1]. ESTC R28188, Wing S6186. 8vo. Recent navy half-morocco, blue moire boards, lettered in gilt. Slight marking to extremities. Very occasional spotting/marginal repairs, shaving to head, minute worm-trail to lower margin, early annotation to head of p.94 of second bound work.
Price
£ 500.00
[NATURAL PHILOSOPHY]. Elements of natural philosophy, arranged under the following heads: Matter and Motion, The Universe, The Solar System, The Fixed Stars, The Earth considered as a Planet, The Atmosphere, Meteors, Springs, Rivers, and the Sea, Fossils, Plants, Animals, The Human Frame, and the human understanding. Printed by Joseph Smyth. 1812. First edition?.
iv, 161pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary sheep, gilt. Extremities worn and marked, lower board later restored to style, splitting to spine and joints. Ownership inscription to recto of FFEP; 'James J. Adams / January 14 1845', occasional slight marginal loss, foxed.
Price
£ 250.00
[WOLLASTON, Charlton Byam]. The satires of persius translated. Printed by G. Clark. 1833.
xvi, [4], 103pp, [3]. Parallel Latin and English text. Original publisher's maroon cloth, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed, spots of marking, spine sunned. Armorial bookplate of William Mundy Esq. to FEP, with his ownership inscription to head of title together with annotation revealing authorship, adhesive residue from removed bookplate to verso fo FFEP, with offsetting to title-page, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
[TAYLOR, Jane]. [GILBERT, Ann (Taylor)]. Rhymes for the nursery. Printed for Darton and Harvey. 1836. New edition, revised.
viii, 96pp, [4]. With an engraved frontispiece and two terminal publisher's advertisement leaves. Original publisher's green roan-backed marbled paper boards, gilt. A trifle rubbed. Without FFEP, lightly spotted.
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£ 200.00
[FRY, Sarah Maria]. The australian babes in the wood: a true story told in rhyme for the young. Griffith and Farran. 1866. First edition.
47pp, [1]. With a wood-engraved frontispiece and numerous wood-engraved illustrations in the text. Original publisher's green pictorial paper boards. Rubbed and marked, boards a trifle bowed. Latter gatherings working loose of text-block but remaining attached, occasional light marginal dust-soiling.
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£ 300.00
NOMESY, Nicolas. Parnassus poeticus biceps, Nicolai Nomeseii charmensis lotharingii opera maxima primum congestus. Cui, post Sacram Poesim, ad novem priores Musas, decima, nullo visa oculo Echo accessit. Sumptibus Bernardi Gualtheri. 1619. Ultima editio.
[14], 1160pp, [24], 112pp. Contemporary vellum, yapp edges, spine richly gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities bumped and discoloured, very small hole to spine. Front pastedown and free-endpaper detached, without rear endpapers and pastedown, binding separating from text-block - held by cords to upper board only, contemporary ownership inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf, near contemporary partially deleted ownership inscription to foot of title-page, leaves toned, foxed.
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£ 200.00
[KENDALL, Edward Augustus]. Keeper's travels in search of his master. Printed for J. Harris. 1815. New edition.
[4], 174pp, [2]. With a wood-engraved frontispiece, and a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Original publisher's red roan-backed marbled boards, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Near contemporary ownership inscription to FEP, without FFEP, foxed.
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£ 100.00
LIGHTFOOT, John. An handfull of gleanings out of the book of exodus. Probable solution of some of the mainest scruples, and explanation of the hardest places of that booke. Scarely given by any heretofore. Printed by R. Cotes, For Andrew Crooke. 1643. First edition.
[4], 58pp, [2]. With terminal imprimatur leaf. Bound by Bayntun in recent half-calf, tan cloth boards, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Internally clean and crisp but for occasional light spotting.
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£ 250.00
TURNER, Charles C.. Aerial navigation of to-day: a popular account of the evolution of aeronautics. Seeley & Co. Limited. 1910. First edition.
326pp, [10], 16pp/ With half-title, a photographic frontispiece, 23 photographic plates, 41 line illustrations in the text, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's gilt stamped red cloth. Lightly rubbed and sunned.Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 75.00
THOMSON, Lieut.-Col. S[amuel] J[ohn]. The Silent India: Being Tales and Sketches of the Masses. William Blackwood and Sons. 1913. First edition.
ix, [5], 365pp, [1]. With half-title, a photographic frontispiece, and 11 photographic plates. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed and bumped. Armorial bookplate of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEP, foxed. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'With the author's most respectful / compliments / Sep 1913.'
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£ 125.00
CHAILLEY, Joseph. Administrative Problems of British India. Macmillan and Co.. 1910. First edition in English.
xv, [1], 590pp, [2]. With half-title. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed and sunned. Armorial bookplate of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
MOOKERJI, Radhakumud. Local government in ancient india. At the Clarendon Press. 1919. First edition.
xviii, [2], 229pp, [1]. With half-title, and a tipped-in errata slip. Unopened in original publisher's blind-ruled navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Light rubbing and marking. Internally clean and crisp. Printed author's compliment slip loosely inserted.
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£ 125.00
KYNASTON, Lieut. A[ugustus] F[rederick]. Casualties afloat: with practical suggestions for their prevention and remedy. Trelawney Saunders. 1849. First edition.
xi, [1], 185pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. Original publisher's navy cloth, stamped in gilt and blind, recently rebacked to style, housed in custom cream slipcase. Boards lightly rubbed. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 75.00
[CRAVEN, Keppel Richard]. Italian scenes: a series of interesting delineations of Remarkable Views, and of the most celebrated remains of antiquity... John Walker. 1825. First edition.
[58]pp. With 27 engraved plates. Original publisher's green paper boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. Rubbed, marked, and discoloured, splitting to upper joint, corners bumped, contemporary ownership inscription of Sir Herbert Taylor to upper board. Occasional spotting.
Price
£ 500.00
[SHERER, Moyle]. Sketches of india: written by an officer for fire-side travellers at-home. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green. 1825. Third edition.
iv, 297pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, and sunned, loss to lettering-piece. Contemporary book-label of F. Cunliffe and later armorial bookplate of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEP, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 100.00
JOBSON, Frederick J[ames]. Australia; with notes by the way, on egypt, ceylon, bombay, and the holy land. Hamilton, Adams, and Co.. 1862. First edition.
xi, [1], 281, [1], 6pp. With half-title, and a chromolithographic frontispiece, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's purple cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Rubbed, spine sunned. Lightly spotted.
Price
£ 50.00
JOBSON, Frederick J[ames]. Australia; with notes by the way, on egypt, ceylon, bombay, and the holy land. Hamilton, Adams, and Co.. 1862. First edition.
xi, [1], 270pp, [2]. With half-title, and a chromolithographic frontispiece. Original publisher's purple cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Rubbed, spine sunned. Hinges exposed, slight loss to FFEP, without RFEP, occasional light dust-soiling.
Price
£ 50.00