Recent Acquisitions

MONTANUS, Paulus. Pauli montani...tractatus novus, de jure tutelarum, et curationum, In quo Universa Tutelaris materia, cum ampliationibus (ut dicitur) limitationibus, quaestionibusq; huic cognatis, nove & plene tam Theorice quam Practice declaratur, & enucleatur.... Apud Henricum de Swaef. 1656.
[22], 585pp, [81]. Title in red and black. Contemporary limp vellum, title in manuscript to spine, vellum ties. Extremities marked and discoloured, some loss to ties. Pastedowns sprung, ink annotation to verso of FFEP, marginal loss to G1 (index), else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
[CATHOLIC CHURCH]. Breviarium parisiense...Pars hyemalis. Sumptibus suis ediderunt Bibliopolae Usuum Parisiensium. 1767.
9, [23], 484, cciii, [5], xvi, 12pp. Contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco, A.E.G. Extremities a trifle rubbed and marked. Hinges exposed, slight wear to endpapers, ink ownership inscription to FEP, light water-staining to first gathering - primarily marginal, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 125.00
HOLMES, Oliver Wendell. Border lines of knowledge in some provinces of medical science... Ticknor and Fields. 1862. First edition.
[4], 80pp. Original publisher's brown blind-stamped buckram, lettered in gilt. Rubbed and marked, some loss to head of spine, sunned, slight splitting to upper joint. Near contemporary ownership inscription to FFEP; 'Ed. W. Sawyer / Harvard Medical College / Boston / Mass / Dec. 18th 1870', with his armorial bookplate to FEP, later ink-stamps of 'I. N. Danforth' to FFEP, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
PERRIN, John. Entertaining and instructive exercises, with the rules of the french syntax. Printed for B. Law. 1797. Eighth edition.
xii, 384pp. Contemporary sheep. Heavily rubbed, spine and joints cracked. Book-label of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
BONNYCASTLE, John. An introduction to mensuration and practical geometry: with notes, containing the reason of every rule. Printed for J. Johnson. 1802. Seventh edition, corrected and improved.
xii, 276pp. With half-title. Contemporary sheep. Heavily rubbed, cracking to spine and joints. Ownership inscription of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FFEP, first four gathering's slightly protruding from text-block, occasional ink-spotting.
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£ 50.00
WANOSTROCHT, N[icolas]. Recueil choisi de traits historiques et de contes moraux: avec la signification des mots en anglois au bas de chaque page. A l'usage des jeunes gens, de l'un et de l'autre sexe, qui veulent apprendre le francois. Chez J. Johnson et al.. 1799. Sixieme edition [i.e. sixth edition].
viii, 292pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary calf. Extremities rubbed, joints cracked, upper board held by cords only. Ink ownership inscription to verso of FFEP; 'Jane Birkbeck / Lynn / 1800', offsetting to title-page, short tear to margin of Q5, occasional ink-spotting to text, marginal marking.
Price
£ 100.00
[MAGNA CARTA]. Magna Charta, cum statutis, tum antiquis, tum recentibus, maximopere animo tenedis, iam nouiter excusa, & summa diligentia emendata & correcta. Cui adiecta junt nonnulla Statuta, nunc demum tipis aedita. Imprinted [by Adam Islip] for the Companie of Stationers. 1618.
[6], 258 leaves. Nineteenth-century half-calf, marbled boards, gilt, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Light damp-staining to head of preliminary leaves, worm-trail to gutter margins throughout and to fore-edge of final four gatherings, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 850.00
TARTT, W[illiam] M[acDowell]. Memoirs connected with the life and writings of pandolfo collenuccio da pesaro: with other memoirs of the fifteenth century. [s.n.]. 1868. First edition.
vi, 329, [5], 5pp, [1]. Engraved portrait frontispiece, Original publisher's plain paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed, marked, and water-stained, loss to lower portion of spine, chipping to lettering-piece. Foxed throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed to FFEP; 'To his nephew / Samuel Carrington C. E. / with the author's kind regards / 8 October 1871'.
Price
£ 100.00
BUXTON, Charles. The ideas of the day on policy. John Murray. 1866. First edition.
vi, 111pp, [1]. With half-title. Original publisher's blind-ruled navy cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, corners bumped. Upper hinge exposed, armorial bookplate of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FEP, hole to FFEP, ink ownership inscription to front blank fly-leaf, neat repair to lower corner of D1, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 50.00
MAVOR, William. The british nepos; or, youth's mirror: being select lives of illustrious britons... Printed for R. Phillips. 1798. First edition.
xi, [5], 464pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary sheep. Heavily worn, loss to head and foot of spine, joints cracked with upper board held by cords only. Hinges exposed, ink gift inscription to FEP; 'To / Jane Gurney Junr. / From / Robert Barclay / 1799', without RFEP, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
[CHRISTIANITY]. Le miroir des ames, ou exposition des differens etats des ames par rapport a dieu, conformement a la realite ou aux idees allegoriques de la Foi... Chez Perisse Freres. 1827. Dixieme edition [i.e. tenth edition].
[4], 164pp. Contemporary calf, lettered and tooled in gilt. Extremities worn, with loss to spine. Occasional light spotting internally.
Price
£ 100.00
BARCLAY, Rachel. Select pieces of poetry, intended to promote piety and virtue in the minds of young people. Printed and sold by James Phillips. 1795. First edition.
[4], v, [2], vi-viii, 168pp. With half title and inserted errata leaf. Contemporary calf. Rubbed, with slight loss at head of spine, small crack to upper joint. Several leaves protruding from text block, occasional marking. Presentation copy, inscribed by the husband of the late compiler 'Jane Gurney from David Barclay' to head of half-title.
Price
£ 450.00
GURNEY, Joseph John. Observations on the religious peculiarities of the Society of Friends. Published by J. and A. Arch. 1824. First edition.
xii, 368pp, [2]. With half-title and a terminal advertisement leaf. Uncut in original publisher's paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbed, slight marking to upper board. Lightly foxed. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to FFEP; 'Henry Birkbeck / from the author'.
Price
£ 350.00
GURNEY, Joseph John. Hints on the portable evidence of Christianity. John & Arthur Arch et al.. 1832. Second edition.
[3], vi-viii, [1], iv, 183pp, [1]. Contents leaf misbound. Original publisher's cloth, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece to upper board. A trifle rubbed, spots of marking. Foxed, slight loss to RFEP. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'Henry Birkbeck with / the author's kind regards / 6th month 9th / 1834'.
Price
£ 250.00
GOUGH, John. A history of the people called quakers. From their first Rise to the present Time. Compiled from Authentic Records, and from the Writings of that People. Printed for Robert Jackson. 1789. First edition.
In four volumes. x, [1], 293, 298-546, [10]; [2], 557, [11]; 536, [10]; 573pp, [7]. Vol. IV dated 1790. Complete despite erratic pagination. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Extremities rubbed, spots of marking, sympathetic surface repair to upper board of Vol. IV. Book-labels of Norfolk Quaker Henry Birkbeck, Jun. to all FEPs, ink ownership inscriptions of Joseph Gurney to head of all title-pages, small marginal hole to leaf Mm1, Vol. I, slight loss to lower corner of leaves O4, Vol. II, B1 and Cc3, Vol. III, and Aa4 of Vol. IV, margin of Cc8, Vol. III trimmed - without loss of sense, foxed throughout, occasional marking.
Price
£ 350.00
BARCLAY, John. Select anecdotes and instructive incidents, taken from publications of several members of the Society of friends, chiefly illustrative of their sentiments and conduct on various occasions. Printed and Sold by William Phillips. 1822.
iv, [1], 1-261pp, [17]. Contemporary diced calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, ruled in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Lightly foxed internally.
Price
£ 50.00
PENN, William. Fruits of solitude, in reflections and maxims relating to the conduct of human life. Groombridge and Sons. 1855.
vii, [1], 86pp. With half-title, and an engraved frontispiece. In original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. Slight rubbing, spine sunned. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
PENN, William. Fruits of solitude, in reflections and maxims relating to the conduct of human life. Groombridge and Sons. 1855.
vii, [1], 86pp. With half-title, and an engraved frontispiece. In original publisher's red limp cloth, lettered in gilt. Slight rubbing, spine sunned. Light offsetting to title-page, a trifle dust-soiled.
Price
£ 50.00
DRAKE, Nathan. Winter nights; or, fire-side lucubrations. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. 1820. First edition.
In two volumes. [6], 295, [1]; [4], 300pp. Uncut in original publisher's paper boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. Extremities a trifle rubbed and dust-soiled, loss to head of spines. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
ARAGO, [Francois]. Life of James Watt...to which are subjoined, memoir on machinery considered in relation to the porperity of the working classes, by m. arago; and historical account of the discovery of the composition of water, by lord brougham. Adam & Charles Black et al.. 1839. Second edition.
[2], 142pp. With half-title. Original publisher's dark buckram, printed paper lettering-piece to upper board. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Hinges exposed, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 100.00