Recent Acquisitions

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.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 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
POPE, [Alexander]. The rape of the lock. An heroi-comical poem.In Five Canto's. Printed for Bernard Lintott. 1714. Second edition.
[8], 48pp. With an engraved frontispiece and five engraved plates. Title in red and black. Recent brown half-morocco, tan cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Slightest of wear to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, an internally clean and crisp copy.
Price
£ 450.00
PRICE, John. The mystery and method Of His Majesty's happy Restauration, Laid Open to publick view. Printed for James Vade. 1680. First edition.
[18], 162pp, [2]. With terminal advertisement leaf. Without engraved portrait frontispiece and duplicate title-page [A1]. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Rubbed, slight splitting to joints, chipping to lettering-piece. Private shelf-label of Porkington Library to FEP, ink ownership inscription of 'Rob:rt Owen 1680' to title and drop-title, REP sprung, very occasional marginal spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
GATAKER, Thomas. [Hebrew title] Davids Instructer. A sermon preached at the visitation of the Free-Schole at Tunbridge in Kent, by the Wardens of the Worshipfull Companie of skinners. Printed by Edward Griffin. 1620. First edition.
[8], 34pp. Without terminal blank leaf. Recent navy half-morocco, blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Some marking and discolouration to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, slight dust-soiling to title-page, paper repairs to head of title and corners of final gathering - with some loss to pagination and marginal notes.
Price
£ 250.00
[THIRTY YEARS WAR]. Speciall and late passages from the most eminent places in Christendome... Printed for Tho. Underhill. 1642. First edition.
60 [i.e. 8]pp. Recent turquoise half-morocco, blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Slight discolouration to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, shaving to margins with loss of text and sense.
Price
£ 500.00
[CHARLES II]. White-ladies: or his sacred majesties Most miraculous Preservation, After the battle at worcester, September 3. 1651. Faithfully imparted for the satisfaction of the Nation by Eye-witnesses. By Special Command. Printed for the Author. 1662. First octavo edition.
32pp, [1]. With a woodcut frontispiece, trimmed and window-mounted. Recent red morocco, lettered in gilt. A trifle sunned and rubbed, soiling to upper board. Many leaves expertly remounted at gutter, touching text of A2, without loss of sense. Occasional slight shaving to upper margin touching pagination numerals.
Price
£ 500.00
[LOCKE, John]. [ROCHESTER, John Wilmot, Earl of]. Britannia rediviva. Excudebat A. & L. Acad. Typogr.. 1660. First edition.
[152]pp. Collates A, a, B4, b2, C-L4, M2, Aa-Ff4, as called for by Madan and Case, the former of whom appears to have miscounted this collation to [156pp]. Recent red half morocco, gilt. Marbled endpapers. Some browning to text. Two early inked corrections to M2v, some spotting, small rust-hole to Ee2 without loss of sense.
Price
£ 2,000.00
[HEARNE, Thomas]. A vindication Of those who take the Oath of Allegiance, To His Present Majestie from Perjurie, Injustice, and Disloyaltie, Charged upon them by Such as are against it... [s.n.]. 1731. Large paper edition.
[2], lix, [1], 80pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Recent brown half-morocco, brown cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Slightest of wear to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, internally a clean and crisp copy.
Price
£ 250.00
BURTON, John. The genuineness of Ld Clarendon's History of the rebellion printed at oxford vindicated. Mr. Oldmixon's Slander Confuted. The True State of the Case Represented. Printed at the Theatre for James Fletcher...and Sold by M. Cooper. 1744. First edition.
175pp, [3]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Attractively bound in contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. A trifle rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Private shelf-label of Porkington Library to FEP, very small worm-trail to gutter throughout, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
HARRIS, William. An Historical and Critical account of the life and writings of James the First, King of Great Britain... Printed for James Waugh. 1753. First edition.
xv [i.e. xix], [2], 255pp, [5]. Attractively bound in contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. A trifle rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Marbled endpapers, private shelf-label of Porkington Library to FEP, internally clean and crisp. A very good copy.
Price
£ 200.00
CLARKE, Mary Anne. The rival dukes; or, Who is the Dupe? Containing a complete Refutation of the Calumnies which Mrs. Clarke has cast upon the Character of His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, in her recent Work, entitled "the rival princes," and, throwing new light upon the secret history and intrigues of Gloucester=place. Printed by E. Thomas...Published by M. Jones. 1810. First edition.
[4], vii, [1], 191pp, [1]. With half-title. Recent tan half-morocco, tan cloth boards, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle marked. Marbled endpapers, occasional light spotting. Ink ownership inscription to verso of RFEP; 'Mary Jane Ormsby'.
Price
£ 300.00
BRYDALL, John. Jus Imaginis apud Anglos; or The Law of england Relating to the Nobility & Gentry. Faithfully Collected, and methodically Digested for Common Benefit. Printed for John Billinger. 1675. First edition.
[16], 76pp, [4]. With an engraved frontispiece, a folding table, and a penultimate advertisement leaf. Recent red half-morocco, red cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Slightest of marking to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, ink ownership inscription of 'R. Owen' to title-page.
Price
£ 250.00
OLDMIXON, John. Memoirs of the life of John Lord Somers... Printed for J. Roberts. 1716. First edition.
[4], 126pp, [2]. With half-title and terminal advertisement leaf. Without portrait frontispiece. Recent navy buckram, lettered in gilt. Slightest of marking to extremities, spine sunned. Recent endpapers, occasional light spots of soiling, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
[ANTI-CATHOLIC TRACT]. A Short and Sure method Propos'd for the extirpation of popery, In the space of a few Years. By a Person of Quality. Printed by H. M. for John Brotherton. 1716. First edition.
xxviii, 16pp. Recent red cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent endpapers, slightly browned, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
MASON, Henrie. The epicures fast: or: a short discourse, discovering the licenciousnesse of the Romane Church in her religious fasts. Printed by G[eorge] P[urslow] for John Clarke. 1626. First edition.
[8], 58pp. Without terminal blank leaf. Recent brown half-morocco, brown buckram boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Extremities a trifle marked. Recent marbled endpapers, slight marking to title-page, overall an internally clean and crisp copy.
Price
£ 375.00
[PHILIPS, John]. Cyder. A poem. In two books. With the splendid shilling; paradise lost, And Two songs &c. Printed and Sold by H. Hills. 1709. Second edition.
[48]pp. Recent navy half-morocco, blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent endpapers, armorial bookplate of 'Sir Nicholas Caren' to verso of blank fly-leaf, shaving to top-edge with occasional loss of pagination numerals, ink-staining to margins - just touching first word of title, remainder of text spared, lightly browned throughout.
Price
£ 75.00