Recent Acquisitions

CATTANEO, [Giovanni], Conte. The source, the strength, and the true spirit of laws... Printed for Lockyer Davis. 1753. First edition in English.
xvi, 167, [1], 99pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, gilt. Rubbed, upper board detached, lower joint split with board working loose, loss to head and foot of spine. Ink ownership inscription to FFEP of 'James Stonhouse M. D. / of Northhampton 1753', repaired tear to foot of H2, leaves a trifle toned.
Price
£ 250.00
WATTS, Isaac. Logick: or, the Right Use of reason in the enquiry after truth. With A Variety of rules to guard against Error, in the Affairs of Religion and Human Life, as well as in the Sciences. Printed for J. Buckland et al.. 1768. Fourteenth edition.
x, 365pp, [1]. Recent calf-backed marbled paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slightest of wear to extremities. Margins of fly-leaf and imprimatur leaf repaired, ink manuscript contents and annotations to same and to verso of title-page, bottom corners of E-E2 clipped, slight loss to foot of X8, marginal pen and pencil markings throughout.
Price
£ 75.00
TURNER, Dawson. A synopsis of the british fuci. Sold by J. White...and T. Longman and O. Rees. Printed by F. Bush, Yarmouth. 1802. First edition.
In two volumes. xlvi, 189, [1]; [3], 194-400pp. Contemporary red half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. A trifle rubbed, spines darkened. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplates of 'Rev. I. G. Spurgeon' to FEPs, short marginal tear to p.391-392, lightly browned. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of both titles; 'I. G. Spurgeon from / the author'.
Price
£ 500.00
CLAUDIO. An antidote to poison: or, a full reply to Mr. Jefferys' Attack upon the Character and Conduct of his royal highness the prince of wales: containing several important particulars Derived from authentic Sources of Information. To which is added a Postscript, with further observations respecting the loan for Mrs. fitzherbert, and the marriage jewels, &c. for the duke of york. Also particulars of Mr. jefferys' recantation. Printed by W. Clowes...for Mathews and Leigh. 1806. Third edition.
[6], 98pp. With half-title and an engraved portrait frontispiece. Uncut in recent brown buckram, lettered in gilt. Very slight wear to extremities. Lightly foxed, occasional slight marginal dust-soiling.
Price
£ 125.00
SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley. The speech of richard brinsley sheridan, Esq. in the house of commons, (8th December 1802) on the motion for the army establishment for the ensuing year. Printed for John Stockdale. 1802. First edition.
22pp, [2]. With two terminal advertisement leaves. Recent navy morocco-backed blue buckram boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, foxed and dust-soiled throughout.
Price
£ 125.00
[BOLINGBROKE, Henry St. John, Viscount]. Letters on the Spirit of Patriotism: On the Idea of a Patriot King: and on the state of parties, at the Accession of King George the First. Printed for A. Millar. 1750.
vii, [1], 9-199, 300-338pp, [2]. Complete despite erratic pagination. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Recent navy half-morocco, blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G.. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 75.00
[FEMALE HEROISM]. Tales of female heroism. Edwards and Hughes. [1846]. First edition.
[2], vi, 210pp. With half-title and an engraved frontispiece. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, gilt. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 200.00
AIKIN, John. The calendar of nature. Designed for the instruction and entertainment of young persons. Printed for Baldwin and Cradock. 1835. New edition, corrected and much improved.
[2], x, 91pp, [5]. With half-title and two terminal advertisement leaves, vignette engraving to title and head of each month within text. A handsome copy in original roan-backed marbled paper boards, gilt. Boards a little faded, slightest of rubbing. Bookseller's label of 'H. Fraser, Greenock' to FEP, gift inscription to head of half-title.
Price
£ 150.00
STUBBS, Amelia. Family tales for children. William Darton, [c.1824]. First edition.
108pp, [2]. With an engraved frontispiece, two engraved plates, and a terminal engraved publisher's advertisement leaf. Original publisher's green roan-backed marbled boards, lettered and ruled in gilt. Rubbed, insect damage to spine, with loss to head and foot, corners bumped. Hinges exposed, text-block working-loose of binding, loss to lower corner of one plate, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 75.00
[SHIPWRECK]. A narrative of the loss of the kent east indiaman, by fire, in the bay of biscay, on the 1st march, 1825. In a letter to a friend. By a passenger. Printed for Waugh and Innes. 1826. Fourth edition.
vi, [7]-114pp, [6]. With half-title and three terminal advertisement leaves. Uncut in original publisher's brown paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. A trifle rubbed and marked, slightest of chipping to lettering-piece, upper joint splitting. Ink inscription to FEP; 'Stowe / Congregational Library / one week allowed for / reading', initial gathering working loose of text-block, tears to text of p.9-10 and p.11-12 without loss, slight damp-staining to terminal advertisement leaves.
Price
£ 150.00
[SHAKESPEARE, Willam]. A collection of 17 separately published Tonson editions of Shakespeare's plays, and seven others.
I. [SHAKESPEARE, William - Misattributions]. The tragedy of locrine, the eldest son of king brutus. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 59pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. Marginal damp-staining throughout. II. Antony and cleopatra. A tragedy. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 95pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. III. The Life and Death of king lear. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 91pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. IV. Pericles, prince of tyre. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 67pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. V. Othello, the moor of venice. A tragedy. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 96pp. With an engraved frontispiece. VI. DRYDEN, [John], LEE, [Nathaniel]. Oedipus: a tragedy... London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 84pp. With an engraved frontispiece. VII. [SHAKESPEARE, William - Misattributions]. The history of Sir John Oldcastle, the good lord cobham. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 72pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Lightly damp-stained. VIII. Love's labour's lost. A comedy. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1735. 84pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Slight marginal loss to C11-12. IX. As you Like it. A comedy. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 72pp. With an engraved frontispiece. X. A Midsummer-Nights dream. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 60pp. With an engraved frontispiece. XI. CIBBER, C. Love makes a man: or, the Fop's Fortune. A comedy. London. Printed for the Booksellers in Town and Country, 1739. [4], 98-167pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. Occasional slight shaving to running-title. XII. THEOBALD, [Lewis]. The Fatal Secret. A tragedy... London. Printed for J. Watts, 1735. [12], 57pp, [3]. With an engraved frontispiece. XIII. The two gentlemen of verona. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 71pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. XIV. The Merry Wives of windsor. A comedy. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 70pp, [2]. With an engraved frontispiece. XV. [DRYDEN, John]. The Spanish Fryar: or the Double Discovery... London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. [10], 16-94pp, [2]. Without two preliminary leaves. With an engraved frontispiece. XVI. The merchant of venice. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 72pp. With an engraved frontispiece. XVII. Twelfth-night: or, what you will. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 70pp, [2]. With an engraved frontispiece. XVIII. Measure for measure. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 83pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. XIX. The winter's tale. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1735. 84pp. With an engraved frontispiece. XX. Much ado about nothing. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 72pp. With an engraved frontispiece. XXI. [SHAKESPEARE, William - Misattributions]. The puritan: or the widow of watling-street. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 60pp. With an engraved frontispiece. XXII. All's well that ends well. A comedy. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 82pp, [2]. With an engraved frontispiece. XXIII. The comedy of errors. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 60pp. With an engraved frontispiece. XIV. The taming of the shrew. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 84pp. Without engraved frontispiece. 12mo. Bound in four volumes numbered in gilt from 2-5. Later calf-backed contemporary marbled paper boards. Extremities heavily rubbed. Later plain endpapers, contemporary manuscript contents to front blank fly-leaf of each volume.
Price
£ 2,500.00
HILL, Aaron. The works of the late aaron hill, Esq; in four volumes. Consisting of Letters on Various Subjects, and of Original Poems, Moral and Facetious. With an essay on the art of acting. Printed for the Benefit of the Family. 1754. Second edition.
In four volumes. vi, [30], 375, [1]; [2], 410, [16]; [2], 423, [1]; [2], 396pp. With a list of subscribers. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Heavily rubbed, some surface loss. Internally clean and crisp. From the library of the Earls of Lovelace, with the recent ink-stamps of the Ben Damph Forest library to all FFEPs.
Price
£ 250.00
[WINTERTON, Ralph]. Poetae minores graeci... Impensis W. Redmayne, pro A. & J. Churchill. 1712.
[6], 531pp, [103]. Parallel Latin and Greek text. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf, later rebacked in speckled calf, later contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Some rubbing to boards, slight splitting to head of spine, surface loss to bumped corners. Armorial bookplate to FEP with the motto 'Labor Ipse Voluptas', very occasional ink underlining, sopradic spotting/browning, overall internally clean and crisp. From the library of the Earls of Lovelace, with the recent ink-stamp of the Ben Damph Forest library to FFEP.
Price
£ 150.00
[ROSCOE, William]. [The Butterfly's Ball, featured within The Lady's Monthly Museum Vol. I]. Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe. 1806. First edition.
Comprising six issues from July to December 1806. iv, 288pp, [4]. With 12 engraved plates, six of which hand-coloured. Contemporary calf-tipped marbled boards, recently rebacked, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Some rubbing to boards. Ink ownership inscription to FFEP; 'Sandra Dolby / 2 July 1807', small hole to text of one leaf, light foxing to plates, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 750.00
ROSCOE, William. Vita di lorenzo de' medici detto il magnifico. co' Caratteri di Didot presso Niccolo Capurro. 1816. Seconda edizione.
Two volumes bound as one. [8], xxix, [1], 133, [3], lii, 208pp, clxviii. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary sheep-backed marbled paper boards, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Slight rubbing and marking to spine, with private library shelf-label to foot. Lightly foxed, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
ROSCOE, William. The life and pontificate of leo the tenth. Printed by J. M'Creery, for T. Cadell and W. Davies. 1806. Second edition, corrected.
In six volumes. With half-titles and an engraved frontispiece to Vol. I. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf. Slight rubbing, some surface loss to boards. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 450.00
ROSCOE, William. The life of lorenzo de' medici, called the magnificent. Printed for Bronson & Chauncey. 1803. First American edition.
In three volumes. xxxi, [1], 426; [4], 427, [1]; [8], 435pp, [13]. With half-titles and an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I. Contemporary tree-calf, gilt. Slight rubbing to extremities. Internally clean and crisp, a near fine copy.
Price
£ 175.00
[ROSCOE, William], TANSILLO, Luigi. The nurse, a poem. Translated from the italian of luigi tansillo. Printed by J. M'Creery, for Cadell and Davies. 1798. First edition.
[2], 14, 67, [1], 12pp. With half-title. Contemporary green half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt, marbled edges. Some rubbing to extremities. Marbled endpapers, occasional light marginal spotting, very small hole to margin of p.25-26, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 500.00
[ROSCOE, Robert]. Chevy chase, a poem. Founded on The Ancient Ballad. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies...by J. M'Creery. 1813. First edition.
[2], 108pp. Contemporary gilt-tooled green morocco, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed, spine sunned, discolouration and marking to boards. Ink annotation providing author's name to drop-head title, lightly foxed, overall internally clean and crisp. Newspaper clipping to verso of FFEP announcing the death of Henry Roscoe, pasted beneath manuscript note reading; 'I wish James G. Roscoe to have the / quarto edition of Chevy Chase bound / in green morocco / In memory of Henry Roscoe / March 1836', booklabel and private ink-stamp of James G. Roscoe to to recto of blank fly-leaf.
Price
£ 250.00
ROSCOE, William. On the origin and vicissitudes of literature, science and art, and their influence on the present state of society. A discourse, delivered on the opening of the liverpool royal institution, 25th november, 1817. Printed by Harris and Co.. 1817. First edition.
79pp, [1]. Contemporary gilt-tooled straight-grained green morocco, A.E.G. Some rubbing and slight discolouration to extremities. Marbled endpapers, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 300.00