Recent Acquisitions

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
ROSCOE, Henry. The life of william roscoe. Printed by T. Cadell. 1833. First edition.
In two volumes. xv, [1], 501, [1]; xii, 491pp, [1]. With half-titles and an engraved frontispiece to each volume. Bound by Sotheran's in contemporary burgundy half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Some rubbing to boards, lettering-pieces a trifle chipped. Remnants of private library shelf-labels to FEPs, offsetting to titles, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
ROSCOE, William. The life and pontificate of leo the tenth. Henry G. Bohn. 1846. Fifth edition.
In two volumes. xxxi, [1], 502; [2], 540pp. With an engraved frontispiece to each volume and one further engraved plate. Attractively bound in contemporary gilt-tooled turquoise morocco, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, gilt device with motto 'Sunt sua praemia laudi' to boards, marbled edges. Marbled endpapers, slight foxing to plates, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 300.00
[ROSCOE FAMILY]. Poems for youth. By a family circle. Printed for Robinson and Sons. 1820. First edition.
iv, 106pp. Contemporary straight-grained green morocco, gilt, recently rebacked with contemporary spine laid-down, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed, some marking. Recent endpapers, internally clean and crisp. Ink gift inscription to verso of FFEP; 'Sarah Touchet / from Wm. Greg'.
Price
£ 450.00
ROSCOE, William. Illustrations, historical and critical, of the life of lorenzo de' medici, called the magnificent; with an appendix of original and other documents. Printed for T. Cadell...and W. Blackwood. 1822. First edition.
[12], 223, [1], 168pp. With an engraved frontispiece and three platers, one of which folding. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt supralibros to upper board. A trifle rubbed. Lightly foxed, overall a very good copy.
Price
£ 150.00
[ROSCOE, William]. An address, delivered before the proprietors of the botanic garden, in liverpool, previous to opening the garden, May 3, 1802. To which are added, the laws of the institution, and a list of the proprietors. Printed by J. M'Creery. 1802. First edition.
60pp, [2]. With half-title and terminal blank leaf. Original publisher's two-tone paper boards. Extremities a trifle marked, armorial bookplates of 'Holland House to upper board and FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 450.00
[ROSCOE, William]. Mount pleasant: a descriptive poem. To which is added, an ode. Printed by W. Eyres, for J. Johnson. 1777. First edition.
49pp, [1]. With half-title. Recent calf-backed plain paper boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Slightest of loss to margin of E4, very small hole to G3 - not touching text, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 750.00
[ROSCOE, Robert]. Chevy chase, a poem. Founded on The Ancient Ballad. With other poems. Printed for Cadell & Davies et al.. 1820. First octavo edition.
[3], vi-xii, 112pp. Without half-title. Contemporary straight-grained green morocco tooled in gilt and blind, recently rebacked in remnant of contemporary spine laid-on. Boards a trifle rubbed and marked. Recent marbled endpapers, slightest of spotting to title, overall internally clean and crisp. Association copy, inscribed in ink to recto of blank fly-leaf; 'Jane Eliz. Roscoe / from her affct. brother / the author'.
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£ 250.00
ROSCOE, William. A letter to henry brougham, esq. M.P. now lord brougham and vaux, lord high chancellor, &c. on the subject of reform in the Representation of the People in Parliament. Published by James Ridgway. 1831.
[2], 16pp. Recent calf-backed plain paper boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Title-page browned with tape repair to loss at head, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
ROSCOE, William. Considerations on the causes, objects and consequences of the present war, and on the expediency, or the danger of peace with france. Printed By J. M'creery...for T. Cadell and W. Davies. 1808. Second edition.
iv, 135pp, [1]. Recent calf-backed plain paper boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Title-page a trifle toned, with ownership inscription of W. R. Hay to head, else internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, faint inscription 'From the author' to head of title.
Price
£ 250.00
BOWLES, William Lisle. Lessons in Criticism to william roscoe...in answer to his letter to the reverend W. L. Bowles on the character and poetry of pope... Hurst, Robinson, and Co.. 1826. First edition.
viii, xiv, [2], 175pp, [1]. Recent calf-backed plain paper boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Title-page browned, occasional creasing, lightly foxed. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to head of title; 'With the author's compliments'.
Price
£ 250.00
POPE, [Alexander]. Temple of fame: a vision. Printed for Bernard Lintott. 1715. First edition.
52pp, [4]. With half-title and two terminal leaves proposing the publication of the Urry edition of Chaucer. Recent calf-backed, brown buckram boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, slightest of damp-staining to half-title, very occasional light spotting, overall a very good copy.
Price
£ 350.00
HOEY, [Abraham] van. Letters and negociations of m. van hoey, Ambassador from the States-General to his Most Christian Majesty. Containing An exact Representation of the present State of the Court of France... Printed for J. Nourse. 1743. First English edition.
viii, 155pp, [1]. Recent navy half-morocco, blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, marginal repair to penultimate leaf, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 250.00
[WAR OF SPANISH SUCCESSION]. An account of the Earl of Galway's conduct in Spain and Portugal. Printed, and Sold by J. Baker. 1711.
[8], 88pp. [Bound with:] A detection of the Earl of Gallway's Conduct at Almanza... London. Printed for John Morphew, 1711. First edition. 15pp, [1]. 8vo. Recent red cloth, lettered in gilt. Very slight wear to extremities. Recent endpapers, small paper flaw to title-page vignette of first work, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 250.00
[FRANCE]. A new journey to france; with an Exact Description of the Sea-Coast from London to Calais, and of the Roads from thence to Orleans, and back again to Dieppe: Giving an Account of the present Condition of that Country. Intermixt with several diverting Adventures and Transactions that happen’d there lately. The whole very Pleasant and Useful for such as Travel that way. Printed for J. Baker. 1715. First edition.
[4], 130pp [i.e. 138], [2]. With half-title and a terminal advertisement leaf. Recent red cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Very occasional marginal trimming, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 500.00
BLADEN, Martin. Solon: or, philosophy No Defence against love. A tragi-comedy. With the Masque of Orpheus and Euridice. Printed for R. Smith...and Sold by J. Nutt. 1705. First edition.
[6], 72pp. Without half-title. Recent navy half-morocco, blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Extremities discoloured and a trifle soiled. Recent marbled endpapers, occasional shaving to running-title, minute marginal worm-trail to final two gatherings.
Price
£ 450.00