Recent Acquisitions

ANDREWES, Lancelot. Responsio ad apologiam cardinalis Bellarmini, Quam nuper edidit contra Praefationem Monitoriam. Serenissimi ac potentissimi principis Jacobi, Dei Gratia Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae Regis, Fidei Defensoris... Excudebat Robertus Barkerus, Serenissr. Regiae Majestatis Typographus. 1610. First edition.
[24], 362pp. With blank pi1, and terminal blank (Zz3) and errata leaves (Zz2) bound in after the title; Zz4 was presumably also blank, and discarded. Contemporary limp vellum, yapp edges, lettered in manuscript to spine. A trifle rubbed and a little bowed, chipping to head of spine, original ties missing. Some shaving to catchwords, endpapers and final leaf a little dusty and slightly chipped to edges.
Price
£ 450.00
[CHAMBERS, Robert]. Reekiana; or, Minor antiquities of edinburgh. William and Robert Chambers. 1833. First edition.
xxxvii, [3], 338pp. With a half-title, an engraved frontispiece, 13 engraved plates, two engraved illustrations in the text, and a large engraved folding map. Original publisher's green buckram-backed drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed and marked. Armorial bookplate with the initials W. D. M. to FEP, very occasional slight chipping to margins, foxed. Presentation copy, inked inscription to head of half-title: 'To Peter Cunningham / with the author's / kind compliments. / Sept: 6, 1834.'
Price
£ 200.00
DIBDIN, Thomas Frognal. An introduction to the knowledge of rare and valuable editions of the Greek and Latin Classics. Together with an account of polyglot bibles, polyglot psalters, hebrew bibles, greek bibles and greek testaments; the greek fathers, and the latin fathers. Printed for Harding and Lepard. 1827. Fourth edition.
In two volumes. [4], xiii, [1], 562; [4], 579pp, [1]. With half-titles and an engraved plate. Later vellum, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Extremities discoloured. Printed bookseller descriptions tipped-in to RFEP of Vol. II, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 175.00
[ACTS - GEORGE II]. Anno Regni georgii II. Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, primo. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the Seventeenth Day of March, Anno Dom. 1714...And thence continued be several Adjournments to the Ninth Day of January, 1715. in the Second Year of His Majesties Reign. Printed by John Baskett. 1716.
[2], 697-698pp. Recent cloth-backed plain paper boards, typed lettering-piece to upper board. Lightly rubbed. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 75.00
[ACTS - GEORGE II]. Anno Regni georgii II. Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, decimo octavo. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the First Day of December, Anno Dom. 1741...And thence continued be several Prorogations to the Twenty seventh Day of November, 1744, being the Fourth Session of this present Parliament. Printed by Thomas Baskett. 1745.
[2], 735-743pp, [1]. Disbound. A trifle toned.
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£ 50.00
[ACTS - GEORGE II]. Anno Regni georgii II. Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, vicesimo. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the First Day of December, Anno Dom. 1741... And from thence continued by several Prorogations, to the Eighteenth Day of November 1746, being the Sixth Session of this present Parliament. Printed by Richard Watkins. [1747].
39pp, [1]. Disbound. Title-page detached, inked manuscript pagination to head of all leaves, a trifle dust-soiled.
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£ 50.00
MIVART, St. George. Birds: the elements of ornithology. R. H. Porter. [1892]. First edition.
[8], 329pp, [1]. With 174 engravings in the text. Original publishers green buckram, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 75.00
BLOOMFIELD, Robert. Rural tales, ballads, and songs. Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe...and Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1809. Sixth edition.
[2], vi, 123pp, [5]. With 11 engraved plates and two terminal publisher's advertisement leaves. Contemporary calf, tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, near contemporary inked gift inscription to head of title-page; 'F. G. Spencer / given to him by his Father / 1811', very occasional slight chipping to margins, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
BLOOMFIELD, Robert. The farmer's boy; a rural poem. Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe...and Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1808. Tenth edition.
[4], xlviii, 99pp, [8]. With a half-title, an engraved portrait frontispiece, four engraved plates, and two terminal publisher's advertisement leaves. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, near contemporary inked gift inscription to head of half-title; 'F. G. Spencer / given to him by his Father / 1811' spotting to plates, offsetting.
Price
£ 50.00
BLOOMFIELD, Robert. Wild flowers; or, pastoral and local poetry. Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe...and Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1806. First edition.
v, [4], viii-x, 132pp. With an engraved frontispiece and seven engraved plates. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Rubbed, splitting to joints. Marbled endpapers, near contemporary inked gift inscription to head of title-page; 'F. G. Spencer / given to him by his Father / 1811', internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The traveller, the deserted village, and Other Poems. Printed for John Sharpe...by C. Whttingham. 1819.
166pp. With an additional engraved title-page and five engraved plates by Richard Westall. Contemporary calf, tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces, marbled edges. Rubbed, some splitting to joints. Inked gift inscription to verso of FFEP, near contemporary inked ownership inscription of F. G. Spencer to head of additional engraved title-page, plates foxed.
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£ 50.00
BERKELEY, George. Siris: A Chain of Philosophical Reflexions and inquiries Concerning the Virtues of tar water, And divers other Subjects connected together and arising one from another. Re-printed For W. Innys, and C. Hitch...and C. Davis. 1744. Second edition, improved and correct by the author.
174pp, [2]. Recent sheep-backed marbled paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed, spine sunned. Recent book-label of John Stephens to FEP, inked ownership inscription of 'Danvers Osborm 1744' to head of title-page, with very occasional annotations in his hand, slight loss to upper corner of leaf O1.
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£ 450.00
BANKS, John. An epitome of a Course of Lectures on natural and experimental philosophy. Printed by W. Pennington. 1775. First edition.
126pp. Later green cloth, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed and marked, chipping to lettering-piece. Occasional spotting, loss to head of title - clipping text, inked annotation to foot: 'This Mr. John Banks / was my father's cousin / J.W.B.'
Price
£ 750.00
[ROYAL NAVY]. Review of the fleet by his majesty the king at spithead, 24th June 1911. List of ships. [s.n.]. [1911]. First edition.
14pp. With a engraved coloured folding chart at scale [1:26,500] depicting the position of the fleet at Spithead on 24th June 1911. Stitched with navy blue cloth in original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Light spotting, paper repair to verso of final leaf - not touching text.
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£ 175.00
WHITAKER, William. Praelectiones doctiss. viri guilielmi whitakeri... Ex officina Christophori Corvini. 1607.
334pp. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, recently rebacked to style, recent morocco lettering-piece. Boards rubbed. Near contemporary armorial bookplate of Earl Cornwallis and recent book-label of John Sparrow to FEP, paper flaw to first word of title, contemporary inked inscription to head of title-page ‘Rex Lex -6’, light damp-staining to head of all leaves, worming to margins throughout, very occasional contemporary inked highlighting.
Price
£ 450.00
[DEFOE, Daniel]. The great law of Subordination consider'd; Or, The Insolence and Unsufferable Behaviour of servants in England duly enquir'd into... Sold by S. Harding et al.. 1724. First edition.
[2], ii, 302pp, [1]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary panelled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities heavily rubbed, some surface loss to boards. Armorial bookplate of Thomas Mingaye Golding to FEP, without front and rear free-endpapers, very occasional chipping to margins, two quires (those signed 'N' and 'O') working loose and protruding from the text-block.
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£ 750.00
DEARDEN, William. The star-seer: a poem, In Five Cantos. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman. 1837. First edition.
[5], x-xv, [1], 173pp, [1]. With a half-title. Original publisher's drab cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities heavily marked and sunned. Recent book-label of J. O. Edwards to FEP, endpapers lightly soiled. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to recto of half-title; 'Presented to Mrs. J. Ward / as a proof of the Author's / appreciation of her / intellectual qualities / by / Wm. Dearden, / the Author.'
Price
£ 175.00
MIVART, St. George. Contemporary Evolution. An essay on some recent social changes. Henry S. King & Co.. 1876. First edition.
[8], 254pp. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, split to head of upper joint. Decorated endpapers, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
MIVART, St. George. On the genesis of species. Macmillan & Co.. 1871. First edition.
xv, [1], 296pp. With a half-title and numerous engraved illustrations in the text. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed and marked, slight chipping to head and foot of spine. Residue from removed bookplate to FEP, contemporary inked ownership to recto of half-title - later deleted with coloured pencil, inked private library shelf number to title-page, a trifle toned.
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£ 450.00
PALEY, William. The principles of moral and political philosophy. Printed for R. Faulder. 1785. First edition.
[2], vii, xxi, [1], vi, 657pp. Without the half-title. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, later rebacked to style. Rubbed and marked, upper boards detached. Marbled endpapers
Price
£ 300.00