Recent Acquisitions

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
HOOLE, Charles. Terminationes et exempla Declinationum et Conjugationum, itemque propria quae maribus, quae genus, et as in praesenti, englished and explained for the use of young grammarians. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. 1823.
124pp. Contemporary calf. Extremities marked and worn. Contemporary ink ownership inscription to FFEP, leaves lightly toned.
Price
£ 75.00
[PORQUET, Louis Philippe R. Fenwick de]. De porquet's first italian reading book: or, Raccolta di Storie e di Novelle, veramente morali. Published for the Author, by Simpkin, Marshall, and Co.. 1853. New edition.
xix, 189pp, [3]. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. Slight marking to extremities. First gathering protruding from text-block, contemporary ink ownership inscription to head of title-page.
Price
£ 50.00
GILES, James. English parsing; comprising the rules of syntax, exemplified by appropriate lessons under each rule. With an index, containing all the parts of speech in the different lessons unparsed. For the use of schools, private teachers, and elder students. Thomas Allman and Son. 1854. New edition.
viii, [1], 10-120pp. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine rubbed, some discolouration. Contemporary ink inscription to head of title-page, slight tear to C8 - just clipping text, small hole to text of C10 - with slight loss of sense.
Price
£ 50.00
HEISTER, Lorenz. A compendium of the practice of physic. Printed for J. Payne. 1757. First edition in English.
[2], ii, [4], 501pp, [3]. With three terminal advertisement pages. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, worming to head of upper joint, loss to lettering-piece. Loss to blank free endpaper, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
BARETTI, Joseph. An introduction to the most useful european languages, consisting of select passages, From the most celebrated english, french, italian, and spanish authors... Printed for T. Davies...and T. Cadell. 1772. First edition.
[8], 469pp, [1]. With half-title. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Heavily rubbed. Ink ownership inscriptions to FFEP and head of half-title, ink gift inscription to head of title-page, occasional spotting, light damp-staining.
Price
£ 250.00
CLARK, G[eorge]. An alphabetical epitome of the common law of england; so far as it relates to the security of the persons, property and privileges of individuals. Printed for Fielding and Walker et al.. 1778. First edition.
iv, 130 [i.e. 230]pp, [2]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary blind-tooled sheep, title in manuscript to spine. Rubbed, heavily marked. Paste-downs sprung, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 300.00
PAUL, John. Every landlord or tenant his own lawyer; or, the whole law respecting Landlords, Tenants, and Lodgers; laid down in a simple, easy, and comprehensive manner; free from the technical terms of the law... Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall...For Richardson and Urquhart. 1776. Third edition.
[4], 180pp. Near contemporary blind-tooled calf. Rubbed, wear to upper board. Lightly foxed, single ink annotation, tipped-in leaf of manuscript notation to rear.
Price
£ 250.00
[CAMBRIDGE]. A description of the university, town, and county of cambridge: containing an account of the colleges, churches, and public buildings, their founders, benefactors, eminent men, libraries, pictures and curiosities... Printed by J. Burges...for J. Deighton, 1796 [i.e. 1799].
[4], iv, 166pp, [2]. With half-title, an engraved folding map, 10 engraved plates, and a terminal advertisement leaf. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone limp paper boards, later rebacked to style, printed paper lettering-piece to upper board. A trifle marked, rubbing to boards. Small marginal worm-trail to initial gathering, loss to leaf M4 - touching text with some loss of sense, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 300.00
FALKNER, William. Libertas Ecclesiastica, or, a discourse, Vindicating the lawfulness of those things, which are chiefly excepted against in the Church of England, especially in its liturgy and worship. And manifesting their agreeableness with the Doctrine and practice both of Ancient and Modern Churches. Printed by J[ohn] M[acock] for Walter Kettilby. 1674. First edition.
[16], 552pp. With an initial imprimatur leaf. Handsomely bound in contemporary panelled calf, richly tooled in gilt, gilt supra libros of The Society of Writers to the Signet to both boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G.. Lightly rubbed, slight loss to foot of spine. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, printed shelf-label to verso of FFEP, very small hole to text of leaf F4 - without loss of sense, small hole to margin of S3, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 500.00
FLECHIER, [Esprit]. The life of the emperour Theodosius the Great. Written originally in French by the famous Abbot Flechier, now Bishop of Nimes, of the French Academy, for the Use of the Dauphin. Printed by F. L. for F. Saunders et al.. 1693. First edition in English.
[10], 358pp. Contemporary panelled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, some surface loss to lower board. Recent bookplate of 'Robert J. Hayhurst' to FEP, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 300.00
[MUDIE'S SELECT LIBRARY LIMITED]. Catalogue of the principal english books in circulation at mudie's select library...january, 1896.. Mudie's Select Library Limited. [1896].
[4], 441, [5], 24, [4], 52, [4], 16pp, [2]. Original publisher's gilt-stamped green cloth. Extremities a trifle rubbed. Occasional spotting.
Price
£ 150.00
[PUBLISHERS' ASSOCIATION]. Regulations for the conduct of book clubs adopted by the Publishers' Association and the Associated Booksellers of Great Britain and Ireland and brought into force on June 1st, 1939. [Alden Press]. 1939. First editon.
10pp, [2]. Recent brown buckram, lettered in gilt. Lightly foxed internally, a fine copy.
Price
£ 75.00
MOWLE, A[lfred] C[harles]. The new turkish. An Elementary Grammar, Vocabulary, and Phrase Book of the Turkish Language in the New Latin Characters. Printed at the Government Printing Office. 1930. First edition.
[2], 65pp, [1]. With half-title. Original publisher's cloth-backed printed paper boards. Slight rubbing and marking to extremities, ink ownership inscription to head of upper board. Ink ownership inscriptions and ink-stamps to FEP and RFEP, pencil notations to rear endpapers.
Price
£ 150.00
BYROM, John. The Universal English short-hand; or, The Way of Writing English, in the most Easy, concise, regular, and beautiful Manner, Applicable to any other Language, But particularly adjusted to our own. Printed by Joseph Harrop. 1767. First edition.
[4], ix, [2], 4-36, 39-92pp. Complete despite erratic pagination. With 13 engraved plates of short-hand examples. Contemporary mottled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. A trifle rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Title-page lightly toned, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 350.00
SHELDRAKE, T[imothy]. A description of the theory and properties of inclined plane wheels, by which power and velocity will be increased, and friction diminished, in any machinery into which they can be introduced; and by this means The Effect of such Machinery will be greatly increased. Printed for Messrs. Egerton...Taylor...and Asperne. 1811. First edition.
[4], iv, 86pp, [3]. With a half-title, and three engraved plates (one folding). With two terminal advertisement leaves (numbered 42-44) bound in from another work, the first of which pasted to the verso of final leaf of text. Later red cloth-backed marbled boards, earlier printed paper lettering-piece to upper board. Extremities rubbed and a trifle soiled, small tear to foot of spine. Without front and rear free-endpapers, offsetting from plates, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 250.00