Recent Acquisitions

[HOMER], POPE, Alexander. The odyssey of homer, translated by alexander pope, esq. To which is added, the battle of the frogs and mice. Printed for J. Walker et al.. 1811.
426pp, [4]. With an engraved frontispiece, an additional engraved title-page, and two terminal publisher's advertisement leaves. Handsomely bound in contemporary green half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. A trifle rubbed and sunned. Leaves toned.
Price
£ 125.00
[BRIENNE, Henri-Auguste de Lomenie, comte de]. Recueil de diverses pieces curieuses pour servir a l'histoire. Jean du Castel. 1664.
297pp. Contemporary red half-morocco, red melange paper boards, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed, marking to boards. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
[PIRCKHEIMER, Willibald et al.]. Dissertationum Ludicrarum et Amoenitatum, Scriptores varii. Apud Franciscos Hegerum & Hackium. 1638.
7, [1], 528, [1] 556-567, [5], 531-552pp. Partially misbound. With an engraved title-page. Later gilt-ruled red morocco. Extremities a trifle marked. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of James Whatman to FEP, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to recto of FFEP, leaves lightly browned, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
SWIFT, [Jonathan]. The right of precedence between Physicians and Civilians Enquir'd into. Printed at Dublin in the Year 1720; and Reprinted at London for J. Roberts. [1720?]. Second edition.
32pp. With a half-title. Recent calf-backed marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Near contemporary inked ownership inscription of Isaac Atkinson to head of half-title, contemporary inked ownership inscription of Ed. Chaloner to first page of text, leaves lightly browned, occasional spotting, chipping to margins of final leaf.
Price
£ 250.00
M[ARKHAM], G[ervase]. Country Contentments. Or, the husbandmans recreations: containing the wholsome Experience, in which any ought to Recreate himselfe, after the toyle of more serious businesse... Printed by William Wilson, for George Sawbridge. 1660. Ninth edition.
[4], 92pp, [4]. Later calf-backed green buckram boards, lettered in gilt. Rubbed, spine sunned. Marginal repairs to title-page, near contemporary inked ownership inscriptions of Thomas Jones to verso of title-page and margins of p.60-61, very occasional ink-spotting, lightly browned/dust-soiled.
Price
£ 375.00
M[ARKHAM], G[ervase]. Cheape and Good husbandry For the well-Ordering of all Beasts, and Fowles, and for the generall Cure of their Diseases. Contayning the Natures, Breeding, Choise, Use, Feeding, and Curing of the diseases of all manner of Cattel, as Horse, Oxe, Cow, Sheepe, Goates, Swine, and tame-Conies... Printed by T[homas] S[nodham] for Roger Jackson. 1623. Third edition.
[22], 179pp, [1]. Without initial blank leaf. Later navy half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed, spine sunned. Very occasional marginal burns/annotations.
Price
£ 625.00
[HUDDESFORD, George]. Salmagundi; a miscellaneous combination of original poetry: consisting of illusions of fancy; amatory, elegiac, lyrical, epigrammatical, and other palatable ingredients. Printed by T. Bensley. 1791. First edition.
[6], 151pp, [3]. With an additional engraved title-page and a terminal errata leaf.Recent brown paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Lightly foxed, very occasional contemporary inked manuscript corrections to text.
Price
£ 75.00
SHADWELL, Thomas. Psyche: a tragedy, As it is now Acted At Their Majesties Theatre in dorset-garden. Printed by J. M. for H. Herringman. 1690. Second edition.
[8], 54pp, [2]. Later half-vellum, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Extremities lightly rubbed and discoloured. Foxed and brown, contemporary inked numerals to head of title-page, occasional shaving to running titles.
Price
£ 500.00
DENNIS, [John]. Rinaldo and Armida: a tragedy... Printed for Jacob Tonson. 1699. First edition.
[14], 54pp. Without half-title, errata slip, and final (blank?) leaf. Later half-vellum, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Extremities lightly rubbed and discoloured. Leaves browned, shaving to head of title-page. Browned, occasional loss to margins.
Price
£ 300.00
CONGREVE, [William]. The Mourning Bride, a tragedy... Printed for Jacob Tonson. 1697. First edition.
[10], 56, 65-74pp, [2]. Without half-title, text complete despite erratic pagination. Later half-vellum, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Extremities lightly rubbed and discoloured. Leaves a trifle browned.
Price
£ 375.00
[FOWKE, Martha]. The Platonic Lovers: consisting of Original letters, in prose and verse, That pass'd between an English Lady, and an English Gentleman in France, under the borrow'd Names of Clio and Strephon... Printed for John Wilford...and Richard Chandler. 1732. Third edition.
xxiv, [4], 176pp. Without the additional title-page of the 1729 edition and the two terminal advertisement leaves. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Extremities rubbed. Title-page washed to remove library stamp, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 250.00
[PATMORE, Coventry]. The angel in the house: the betrothal. John W. Parker and Son. 1854. First edition.
viii, 191pp, [1]. Original publisher's brown cloth, printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbed, Some loss to head of spine/lettering-piece. Endpapers toned, lightly spotted. Presentation copy, inked inscription to verso fo FFEP: 'From the Author'.
Price
£ 150.00
PATMORE, Coventry. Poems. Edward Moxon. 1844. First edition.
iv, 157pp, [3]. With a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Near contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, gilt, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, near contemporary armorial bookplate of Carlingford to FEP, with recent book-label of J. O. Edwards pasted beneath, ink ownership inscription of 'Carlingford 1875' to recto of front blank fly-leaf, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 150.00
SALLUST. C. crispi sallustii belli catilinarii et jugurthine historiae. Excudebant J. & P. Wilson. 1808. First edition.
144pp. Contemporary gilt-tooled speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt supralibros to both boards. Rubbed, some surface loss to spine and lower board. Near contemporary inked ownership inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
[LEEDS MUSIC HALL]. Music-Hall, Albion-Street, Leeds. A subscription concert will take place On wednesday evening, January 5th, 1825, for the benefit of mrs. hopkinson, widow of the late Mr. john hopkinson, Music Master... J. Todd, Printer. 1825. First edition.
12pp. Later drab paper wrappers. A trifle spotted.
Price
£ 250.00
GOETHE, [Johann Wolfgang von]. EASTLAKE, Charles Lock. Goethe's theory of colours; translated from the german: with notes by charles lock eastlake, R.A., F.R.S.. John Murray. 1840. First English edition.
xlviii, 423pp, [1]. With hand-coloured frontispiece and three further plates, two of which also hand-coloured. Original publisher's blindstamped brown cloth, gilt. Slightly rubbed, short splits at head and foot of spine, bumping to corners. Internally clean and crisp, with just occasional spotting. Early ink inscription (?Meryl Nin) to FEP, twentieth-century ink inscription of 'Talbot M. Rogers 1933' to FFEP.
Price
£ 1,500.00
[AUCTION CATALOGUE]. Catalogue des livres composant la bibliotheque De feu M. de genoude...Dont la vente se fera Le Lundi 5 Novembre 1849, et jours suivants, a 6 heures du soir, en son domicile, rue du doyenne, No 12... Pourchet Aine, Librarie. 1849. First edition.
[2], 56pp. Stitched, as issued, in original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Slightly creased and a little marked, slight chipping to edges, otherwise a crisp copy.
Price
£ 375.00
ZSOLNAY, Samuel de. Dissertatio inauguralis medica Scarlatina... Typis Math. Andr. Schmidt. 1816. First edition.
75pp, [1]. Original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Extremities a trifle spotted. Contemporary inked ownership inscription to foot of title-page.
Price
£ 200.00
[RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY]. SUMNER, John Bird. Peace the result of christian faith. The Religious Tract Society, [s.d., c.1850].
31pp, [1]. Original publisher's green printed paper wrappers. [Together with:] ELIZABETH, Charlotte. Protection; or, the candle and the dog. London. The Religious Tract Society, [s.d., c.1850]. 32pp. With a half-title. Original publisher's blue printed paper wrappers. [And:] The visit to elmwood. London. The Religious Tract Society, [s.d., c.1850]. 64pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Stitched into original publisher's orange printed paper wrappers. Apparently unrecorded. [And:] [MOGRIDGE, George]. The corner houses; or, kindness wins: and other tales. London. The Religious Tract Society, [1867]. 93pp, [3]. With an engraved coloured frontispiece. Original publisher's printed blue paper wrappers, gilt. [And:] Old humphrey's friendly token. London. The Religious Tract Society, [s.d., c.1850]. 15pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. Original publisher's blue printed paper wrappers, gilt, stitched into drab paper protective cover. [And:] Scripture illustrations: for the young. London. The Religious Tract Society, 1832. Second edition. [4], 120pp. With an engraved frontispiece and numerous engraved illustrations in the text. Original publisher's red half-roan, marbled boards, gilt. [And:] The Holy Well. An Irish Story. To which is added, an irish convert's letter. London. The Religious Tract Society, [s.d., c.1874]. 64pp. With an engraved coloured frontispiece. Original publisher's green cloth, stamped in gilt, black, and blind. [And:] SARGENT, G[eorge] E[tell]. Ethel Ripon; or, Beware of Idle Words. London. The Religious Tract Society, [s.d., c.1874]. iv, [1], 6-64pp. With an engraved coloured frontispiece. Original publisher's green cloth, stamped in gilt, black, and blind. [And:] [WALTON, O. F., Mrs.]. Little Dot. iv, [1], 6-64pp. London. The Religious Tract Society, [s.d., c.1880]. With an engraved coloured frontispiece. Original publisher's brick-red cloth, stamped in gilt, black, and blind. [And:] Rachel Rivers; or, what a child may do. London. The Religious Tract Society, [1875]. 64pp. With an engraved coloured frontispiece. Original publisher's blue cloth, stamped in gilt, black, and blind. [And:] Our lads: Their Ups and Downs. London. The Religious Tract Society, [s.d., c.1866]. iv, [1], 6-160pp. Original publisher's limp navy cloth, near contemporary drab paper dustwrapper. [And:] John Thomson's Nursery; and Other Stories. London. The Religious Tract Society, [s.d., c.1875]. 64pp. With an engraved coloured frontispiece. Original publisher's green cloth, near contemporary drab paper dustwrapper. [And:] [COPLEY, Esther]. Uncle Barnaby's budget. London. The Religious Tract Society, [s.d., c.1875]. 96pp. With an engraved coloured frontispiece and a 16pp publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's blue cloth. [And:] The cottage at the firs. London. The Religious Tract Society, [s.d., c.1875]. 96pp. With an engraved coloured frontispiece and a 16pp publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's green cloth. [And:] [Drop-head title:] Old peter. [London]. [The Religious Tract Society], [s.d., c.1850]. 12pp. Stitched, as issued. Small hole to head of first leaf. [And:] [Drop-head title:] Poor joseph. [London]. [The Religious Tract Society], [s.d., c.1850]. 4pp. Single folded sheet. [And:] [Drop-head title:] God cares for you: a word of comfort for the old and poor. [London]. [The Religious Tract Society], [s.d., c.1850]. 8pp. Stitched into original (?) drab paper wrappers. 32mo, 16mo, and 8vo. Overall in very good condition, some slight chipping to paper wrappers/rubbing to boards. Internally clean and crisp but for occasional very light spotting to some works.
Price
£ 300.00
[FENELON, Francois de Salignac de La Mothe-]. The adventures of telemachus The son of ulysses. Printed for William Churchill. 1719.
Two volumes bound as one. xxxvi, 309, [1]; [2], 264, [3], 468-487pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Title in red and black. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed, some surface loss to spine. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, near contemporary inked ownership inscriptions of Mary Sadler to Vol. I title-page, closed tear and paper repair to margin of leaf E1, closed horizontal tear to leaf N10, without loss, lower corner of F1 torn away, Vol. II with loss to a few words on three lines recto and verso, closed tear and paper repair to margin of leaf H3, Vol. II.
Price
£ 650.00