Recent Acquisitions

[WOODHOUSELEE, Alexander Faser Tytler, Lord]. Essay on the life and character of petrarch. To which are added, seven of his sonnets, translated from the italian . Printed for T. Cadell. 1784. First edition.
[2], 54pp. Recent cloth-backed marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Slightest of wear to extremities. Occasional spotting, ink annotations to a single page.
Price
£ 125.00
CUNNINGHAM, [Richenda]. Hymns and spiritual songs. Oliver and Emerson, [s.d., c.1850]. Second edition, enlarged.
[1], 93pp. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. Slightest of marking to extremities. Near contemporary ink gift inscription to FEP, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
BOWNAS, Samuel. A description of the qualifications Necessary to A Gospel Minister, containing Advice to Ministers and Elders, how to conduct themselves in their Conversations, and various Services, according to their Gifts in the Church of Christ. Printed by Luke Hinde. 1750. First edition.
ix, [1], 11-112pp. Contemporary panelled calf. Rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Later armorial bookplate of 'Henry Birkbeck'to FEP, ink ownership inscription to FFEP; 'This Book / belongs to / Henry Gurney', light spotting.
Price
£ 100.00
CLARIDGE, Richard. Tractatus Hierographicus: or, a treatise of the Holy Scriptures... Printed for W. Ellis...John Jefferis...and Paul Stevens. 1751.
[8], viii, [4], 197pp, [3]. Contemporary calf, ruled in gilt to spine. Rubbed, joints cracked. Later booklabel of 'Henry Birkbeck, Jun.' to FEP (pasted over earlier label), recent armorial bookplate of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FFEP, marginal loss to L3, with horizontal tear through centre - without loss of sense.
Price
£ 100.00
[CHILDREN IN THE WOOD]. The Children in the Wood: or, the norfolk gentleman's last will and testament. With twelve copper-plates. Printed for J. Harris. 1818.
15pp, [1]. With copper-engraved frontispiece and 11 further plates, all hand-coloured. Original buff printed paper wrappers, with advertisements to lower wrapper. Rubbed, with a little creasing and marking, some slight dog-earring. Ink inscription of Charlotte Bowker to verso of upper wrapper, some spotting.
Price
£ 950.00
J. W. P.. A letter To Some divines, Concerning the Question, Whether god since Christ's Ascension, doth any more Reveal himself to Mankind by the means of Divine Apparitions? With an Exact Account of what God hath bestowed upon a Noble Maid, from her Seventh Year, until Now, MDCXCI. Written Originally in High-Dutch, and now set forth in English by the Editor of the laws of paradise, newly Published. Printed, and Sold by John Whitlock. 1695. First edition.
[44], 129pp, [1]. Late nineteenth-century calf, tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed and marked. Contemporary ink annotations to foot of title-page and margin of p.65, errata on terminal page struck-through in ink, some occasional shaving to affecting running-titles, signatures, and catch-words, very occasionally touching text, without loss of sense.
Price
£ 1,250.00
DE LABORDE, Leon. Journey through arabia petraea, to mount sinai, and the excavated city of petra, the edom of the prophecies. John Murray. 1836. First ediiton.
xxviii, 331pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece, an engraved folding map, and 24 engraved plates. Original publisher's blind-stamped cloth, gilt. Extremities sunned and a trifle soiled. Lightly foxed internally.
Price
£ 375.00
CRICHTON, Andrew. Converts from infidelity; or lives of eminent individuals who have renounced libertine principles and sceptical opinions, and embraced christianity. Printed for Constable and Co.. 1827. First edition.
12mo. In two volumes. [4], xiv, [2], 314; 336pp. With an additional engraved title-page to each volume, and an engraved dedication page to Vol. I. Contemporary red morocco-backed, cloth-tipped marbled boards, gilt. Rubbed, wear to boards. Upper hinges of both volumes reinforced, light damp-staining to preliminaries of Vol. I, ink-stamp of the Metropolitan Police Force to title-page of Vol. II, browning to engraved titles and dedication leaf, occasional light spotting and dust-soiling. The marbled paper to the boards of Vol. I has been removed to reveal two bookplates for Miland's Public Library advertising subscription rates and services offered, with a twelve month membership offered at five guineas.
Price
£ 125.00
BUNYAN, John. The holy war, made by shaddai upon diabolus, For the Regaining of the metropolis of the world; Or, the Losing and taking Again of the Town of Mansoul. Printed by A. Weir. 1777.
276pp. Contemporary straight-grained calf, tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges, upper joint neatly reinforced. Rubbed and a trifle marked. Marbled endpapers, foxed and browned throughout.
Price
£ 125.00
JAMES, [Thomas] J[ames]. James improved arithmetical tables. Arithmetical and commercial tables, for the use of schools: to which are added rules for mental arithmetic, Forms of Receipts & Promissory Notes, explanation of latin & french words & phrases. Jarrold and Sons. 1855. Eighth edition.
36pp. Original publisher's yellow printed wrappers. A trifle chipped to spine, slightly creased and a little marked, occasional spotting else internally crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
DONNAY, Maurice. Amants: comedie en cinq actes. Paul Ollendorff. 1897. First edition.
[6], 258pp, [2]. Near contemporary green half-morocco, marbled boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G., with original publisher's printed paper wrappers bound in. A trifle rubbed, spine sunned. Marbled endpapers, bookplate of Gladys de Grey to FEP, lightly foxed. Presentation copy, inscribed to half-title; 'a Lady Grey / un respectueux hommage / Maurice Donnay / Decembre 1896'.
Price
£ 200.00
[ALLESTREE, Richard]. The Gentleman's Calling. Printed by R. Norton for Timothy Garthwait. 1662.
[26], 176pp, [2]. With an engraved frontispiece, and additional engraved title-page, and two engraved plates. Contemporary calf, later naively rebacked. Heavily worn and soiled, some loss to spine, lower corner of lower board naively repaired. Without pastedowns, hinges exposed, without FFEP, frontispiece and additional title separtating, ink ownership inscription to verso of additional title; 'John Jodrell his Book - 1685/6, deleted ink ownership inscription to head of title page, several leaves partially stuck together, occasional spotting to text.
Price
£ 150.00
BURNET, Gilbert. A discourse of the pastoral care. Printed by R. R. for Ric. Chiswell. 1692.
[16], xxxiv, 252pp, [2]. With half-title and a terminal advertisement leaf. Later half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Some marginal loss to title-page, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 125.00
PRENTISS, G[eorge] L[ewis]. The life and letters of elizabeth prentiss, author of "stepping heavenward". Hodder and Stoughton. 1884. Fourth thousand.
[2], xiv, 573pp, [1]. With half-title and an engraved portrait frontispiece. Original publisher's decorated brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing and marking to extremities. Hinges starting, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 50.00
FRY, Elizabeth. Memoir of the life of elizabeth fry, with extracts from her journal and letters. Charles Gilpin. 1847. First edition.
In two volumes. xii, 495, [5]; viii, 524pp, [6]. With half-titles, and an engraved portrait frontispiece and two terminal advertisement leaves to each volume. Original publisher's light blue blind-stamped cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities marked, some scoring to boards, light rubbing, spines sunned, corners bumped. Hinges exposed, slight loss and tearing to both FFEPs, with ink inscription to FFEP of Vol. I; 'Mary Anne Hammond / 1849', foxing to frontispieces, occasional dust-soiling.
Price
£ 125.00
KELLY, Sophia. The life of mrs. sherwood, (chiefly autobiographical) with extracts from mr. sherwood's journal during his Imprisonment in France & Residence in India. Darton & Co.. 1854. First edition.
xii, 600pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and an additional engraved title-page. Original publisher's blind-stamped blue-green cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed, spine sunned. Frontispiece and engraved title foxed, very occasional marginal spotting.
Price
£ 150.00
CLARKE, Thomas Grey. A memoir of anna maria clarke, wife of the rev. thomas clarke. Harry Woolridge. 1853. First edition.
xii, [2], 482pp. With half-title, an engraved frontispiece, and several engraved illustrations in the text. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, spine sunned, dust-soiling to fore-edge. Upper hinge exposed, contemporary ink ownership inscription to FEP, armorial bookplate of Henry Birkbeck to FFEP, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 75.00
MERZ, Heinrich. Eminent women of the german reformation. Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday. 1856. First edition in English.
vi, [2], 159pp, [1]. With half-title and an engraved portrait frontispiece depicting Catherine von Bora. Partially unopened in original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle marked, spine sunned, corners bumped. Without FFEP, very occasional marginal chipping, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 50.00
[WILSON, Lucy Sarah Atkins]. Bible Scenes; or, sunday employment for very young children. First series. History of joseph. Grant and Griffith, Successors to Newbery and Harris, [s.d., c.1850]. First edition.
30pp, [2]. With a coloured lithographic frontispiece, 11 coloured lithographic plates, and a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Original publisher's green cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. A trifle rubbed, some marking, spine sunned. Upper hinge exposed, text-block split at frontispiece, near contemporary ink gift inscriptions to FEP and FFEP, light offsetting and foxing.
Price
£ 150.00
GREEN, [John]. Green's Second Book. Darton and Clark. [1845]. First edition.
x, [2], 108pp. With an engraved frontispiece, an engraved title-page, and numerous illustrations in the text. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities sunned, with some marking. Lightly foxed.
Price
£ 75.00