Recent Acquisitions

HALL, Clara. The shepherd brothers. Edward Lacey, [s.d., c.1830s]. First edition.
72pp. With engraved frontispiece and three further plates. Original publisher's roan-backed printed paper boards. Spine a little chipped with three small wormholes, a trifle rubbed to extremities, else a handsome copy. Slightly shaken, text block split at pp.24-5.
Price
£ 250.00
[WHATLEY, Stephen]. England's gazetteer; or, An Accurate Description of all the Cities, Towns, and Villages of the Kingdom... Printed for J. and P. Knapton, et al.. 1751. First edition.
In three volumes. vii, [329]; [334]; [418]pp. Printed in double columns. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed and a trifle sunned, loss to head and foot of spines, substantial loss to lettering-pieces. From the library of the Earls of Lovelace, with the recent ink-stamps of the Ben Damph Forest library to all FEPs, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
SEMPLE, J[ames] G[eorge]. The life of major j. g. semple lisle; containing a faithful narrative of the alternate vicissitudes of splendor and misfortune... Printed for W. Stewart. 1800. Second edition.
xxii, [2], 382pp. With half-title and an engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary calf, tooled in gilt and blind. Some rubbing, upper joint split with board held by cords only. Marbled endpapers, shelf-label to FEP, slight offsetting to title, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 350.00
FALCONER, William. The shipwreck, a poem...with a life of the author. Printed By James Ballantyne & Co.. 1811.
[4], xviii, [2], 180pp. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Heavily rubbed, loss to head and foot of spine and lettering-piece, joints split. Slightest of browning, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
HONE, William. Ancient mysteries described especially the English Miracle Plays founded on apocryphal new testament story, extant among the unpublished manuscripts in the british museum; Including notices of ecclesiastical shows... Printed for William Hone. 1823. First edition, later issue.
[2], x, [2], 13-299pp. With an engraved frontispiece and 12 further engravings, two of which folding. Original publisher's cloth, title printed to upper board within floral border. A trifle rubbed, slight chipping to head and foot of spine. Lightly foxed throughout, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
[BROOKE, Frances]. The history of emily montague. Printed for J. Dodsley. 1769. First edition.
In four volumes. [3], vi-vii, [1], 240; [2], 240; [2], 223, [1]; [1], 213pp, [3]. Without half-titles to Vols. I, II, and IV, without title-page to Vol. III. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, gilt, marbled edges. A trifle rubbed, particularly to joints. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp but for very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 450.00
FULKE, William. In sacram Divi Joannis Apocalypsim Praelectiones D. Guilielmi Fulconis Angli Cantabrigiensis.. Thomae Purfoetii, [i.e. Thomas Purfoot]. 1573. First edition.
[4], 35, 38-131. Without terminal blank, with woodcut decorative title border. Recent red morocco, gilt. Marbled endpapers. Binding slightly marked. Slight soiling/dog-earing to margins at front, with neat marginal paper corner repairs to the first four leaves. Small worm-hole at head, occasionally touching running title. With the early ink inscriptions of Wiliam Rudge/Rowe, his name and a short motto Latinised, scored through in ink, to the foot of title, and initials 'N.T.' and inscription 'Nat. Tattersall pr. 18d' within the border area itself. Occasional underlining, manuscript Latin annotations and English biblical references to margins, apparently in Tattersall's hand.
Price
£ 1,250.00
THOMSON, James. Agamemnon. A tragedy. Acted at the theatre-royal in drury-lane, By His Majesty's Servants. Printed for, and Sold by A. Millar. 1738. First edition.
[6], 71pp, [1]. Without initial advertisement leaf. Recent plain paper wrappers. Minor wear to extremities. Title-page and terminal leaf foxed, ink ownership inscription to head of title, clipping of 'A song by Mr. Thomson, Author of the Seasons' pasted beneath dramatis personae, lightly browned throughout.
Price
£ 50.00
PEYRON, Amedeo. Lexicon linguae copticae. Ex Regio Typographeo. 1835. First edition.
[2], xxvii, [1], 470pp. Contemporary calf, later rebacked, gilt supralibros of 'Athenaeum Library' to upper board. Rubbed, surface loss to boards. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
[GASTINEAU, Henry]. Wales illustrated, in a series of views, Comprising the Picturesque Scenery, Towns, Castles, Seats of the Nobility & Gentry, Antiquities, &c. Engraved on Steel from Original Drawings by Henry Gastineau. Accompanied by historical and topographical descriptions. Published by Jones & Co.. 1830. First edition.
[4], 20pp, [80]. With an engraved title-page and 88 engraved views on 44 plates. [Bound with:] South Wales illustrated, in a series of views... London. Published by Jones & Co., [1831]. [140]pp. With an engraved title-page and 136 engraved views on 68 plates. Quarto. Contemporary burgundy half-morocco, tan cloth boards, gilt, A.E.G. Rubbing to extremities with some surface loss. Marbled endpapers, ink ownership inscriptions to head of both engraved titles, lightly foxed throughout.
Price
£ 175.00
HEYLYN, P[eter]. Cyprianus anglicus: or, the history of the Life and Death, of The most Reverend and Renowned Prelate William.... Printed by J[ohn] M[acock] for A. Seile, and are to be Sold by George Sawbridge.... 1671. Second edition.
[4], 88, 91-107, 110-511pp, [1]. Complete despite erratic pagination. Title in red and black. Contemporary calf, recently rebacked and recornered. Heavily rubbed, surface loss to boards.Upper hinge exposed, occasional light browning, spotting, slight loss and tearing to RFEP.
Price
£ 200.00
[SAVILE, John]. Les reports de Sir John Savile Chevalier, Nadgairis Baron de l'Exchequer, de Divers Special Cases cybien en le Court de common bank, Come l'exchequer En le Temps de Royne Elizabeth... Printed for George Pawlet, and are to be Sold by Robert Vincent. 1688.
[12], 136pp, [16]. With initial licence leaf and a terminal advertisement leaf. Recent calf-backed marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Very occasional marginal annotations in an early hand, lightly foxed and browned throughout.
Price
£ 150.00
MAIN, James. Cottage gardening. Printed William Clowes and Sons. 1842. First offprint edition.
24pp. Stitched, as issued. Light browning to title, a trifle foxed, overall a very good copy.
Price
£ 50.00
SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley. Pizarro; a tragedy, in five acts; as performed at the theatre royal in Drury-Lane: taken from the german drama of kotzebue; and adapted to the english stage. Printed for James Ridgway. 1799. First edition.
[8], 76pp, [4]. Without two terminal advertisement leaves. Final line of Act 4 [p. 64] reads: "No!---thought and memory are my Hell.", a variant edition reads: "No living---thought and memory are my Hell." Recent plain paper wrappers. Slight chipping to spine. Title-page a trifle dust-soiled and working loose, small marginal hole to G3, very light damp-staining to latter half of text-block.
Price
£ 50.00
[HOME, John]. Douglas: a tragedy. As it is acted at the theatre-royal in covent-garden. Printed for A. Millar. 1757.
[6], 70pp, [2]. Without half-title. Disbound. Light of browning and occasional dust-soiling, slight marginal loss to A2.
Price
£ 75.00
BURGES, Mary Anne. The progress of the pilgrim good-intent, in Jacobinical Times. Printed for John Hatchard and Son. 1822. Tenth edition.
xii, 191pp, [1]. Contemporary marbled calf, supralibros in blind to upper board of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. Without lettering-piece, rubbing to spine with slight loss to head and foot. Ink ownership inscriptions to FFEP and head of title, lightly foxed, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
SCOTT, Job. Journal of the life, travels, and gospel labours, of that faithful servant, and minister of christ, job scott. Re-printed for, and Sold by W. Leicester. 1798.
[2], x, 281pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, gilt. Heavily rubbed, splitting to joints and spine with loss to head and foot. Ink ownership inscription to FFEP, lightly foxed, overall internally clean and crisp. From the recently dispersed library of Hugh Selbourne, with neat ink-stamps to verso of title and margin of p51.
Price
£ 100.00
TURNER, Dawson. Muscologiae hibernicae spicilegium. J. Black. Sumptibus Auctoris. 1804. First edition.
[4], xi, [1], 200pp, xiv, With 16 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary red half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. A trifle rubbed, boards a little darkened, neat repair to head of spine. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplates of 'Rev. I. G. Spurgeon' to FEP. Presentation copy, inscribed 'A present from the author to I.G. Spurgeon' to head of blank fly-leaf.
Price
£ 1,000.00
[AMATORY POETRY]. Amatory poetry; or, the effusions of love: consisting of a new and elegant collection of the most choice and esteemed pieces of sentiment and humour. Printed for E. Barrett. 1824.
xii, 244pp. With engraved frontispiece ('The bower of bliss'). Uncut in original pink printed paper-covered boards. Worn, with extremities, paper covering to spine largely lost/marked.
Price
£ 300.00
[NEALE, Hannah]. Amusement hall; or, an easy introduction to the attainment of useful knowledge. Printed for and Sold by T. Gardiner. 1797. Second edition.
[4], 146pp, [2]. With half-title, a terminal advertisement leaf, and an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary speckled calf, paper lettering-piece with title in manuscript, gilt. Rubbed, loss to spine, joints split with lower board held by single cord only, surface loss to boards. Near contemporary manuscript notes to front endpapers, near contemporary ownership inscriptions of M. E. Swann' to head of half-title and title-page, tear to text of B - without loss of sense, occasional light spotting. From the recently dispersed library of Hugh Selbourne, with neat ink-stamps to verso of title and margin of p51.
Price
£ 150.00