Recent Acquisitions

MORGAN, Lady. Woman, or ida of athens. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1809. First edition.
In four volumes. xxviii, 223, [1]: [4], 272; [4], 192; [4], 290pp, [10]. With half-titles to each volume, exception Vol. I - as issued? Contemporary calf, rubbed, some cracking to surface of spines. Head of each title torn away, presumably to remove an ownership inscription. Half-title and title of vol IV detached, with some dog-earring. Marginal tear to K12, vol. I, marginal paper flaw to I12, vol. III, notes and advertisements to the end of vol. IV misbound, but all present.
Price
£ 500.00
FIORENTINO, Giovanni. Il pecorone di ser giovanni fiorentino nel quale si contengono cinquanta novelle antiche Belle d'invenzione e di stile. Presso Riccardo Bancker. 1793.
In two volumes. xxx, [2], 304; 307pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I. Contemporary green calf-backed marbled boards, gilt, marbled edges. Light rubbed and marked, spines sunned. Marbled endpapers, contemporary book-labels to FEPs, marginal loss to leaf B6, Vol. II, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
[BATACCHI, Domenico Luigi]. Lo zibaldone poemetto burlesco. [s.n.]. 1810.
273pp, [1]. Contemporary marbled paper boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed, corners bumped. Ink annotation to title-page, occasional trimming to margins, small marginal repair to lower corner of leaf B2, leaves lightly toned.
Price
£ 100.00
TASSO, Torquato. L'aminta favola boschereccia di torquato tasso. E l'alceo favola pescatoria di antonio ongaro padovano. Tratte da' migliori esemplari emendatissime. Presso Giuseppe Comino. 1722.
xxiv, 187pp, [5]. Contemporary vellum. Extremities a trifle soiled, paper shelf-label to lower spine compartment. Armorial bookplate of St. Andrew Ld. St. John of Bletsoe, very occasional slight marginal chipping.
Price
£ 150.00
GAIGNY, Jean de. Brevissima et facillima in omnes pauli epistolas scholia, ultra piores editiones, ex antiquissimis Graecorum authoribus, abunde locupletata. Apud Sebastianum Niuellium, sub Ciconiis, via Jacobaea. 1563.
[8], 303 leaves. Contemporary limp vellum, title in manuscript to spine, housed in recent red cloth clamshell box. Extremities discoloured, a trifle marked and rubbed. Pastedowns sprung, contemporary manuscript contents to front blank fly-leaf, paper repair to upper corner of title-page - with lost characters replaced in manuscript, small worm-trails to gutter margins of first five gatherings, very occasional ink underlining.
Price
£ 375.00
[ROSE, John]. The prisoner: a musical romance, in three acts. First performed by his majesty's company from the theatre-royal, drury-lane, at the king's theatre, hay-market, On Thursday, October 18th. 1792. Printed for C. Lowndes...and sold by H. D. Symonds. [1792]. First edition.
[4], 28pp. Uncut, bound in contemporary printer's waste wrappers (advertising an edition of The new and complete book of martyrs, printed at London by Alex. Hogg c.1790). Loss to spine, slightly chipped and soiled. Internally clean and crisp, but for small integral crease-related tear to title and following three leaves.
Price
£ 150.00
[SOCIETY OF FRIENDS]. Five pamphlets In this Volume, viz. 1. Two discourses and a Prayer, delivered at the Quakers' Yearly-Meeting in Bristol 1767, and taken down in Characters by a member of the Church of England 2. The Prayer of Agur illustrated, in a Funeral-discourse at Bristol; and a Sermon preached at French-Hay; taken down by the same hand. 3. A Sermon preached at Leeds, and taken down in Short-hand by James Blakes junior. To which are added, some of the last Sayings of Samuel Fothergill 4. An Epistle from Samuel Fothergill, Jonathan Raine, &c. the Friends who visited the Quarterly and Monthly-meetings of Ireland in 1762. 5. Poems inscribed to the Memory of Abraham Richard Hawkesworth, late Treasurer of the Bristol Infirmary, an one of the people called Quakers. Sold by Robert Jackson, [n.d., c.1775].
[2], 40, 36, 35, [1], 16, 23pp, [1]. Contemporary sheep, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities worn, surface loss to spine, joints split. Bookplate of Deborah Birkbeck, Settle to FEP, with her ink ownership inscription to head of title-page, leaves lightly toned.
Price
£ 125.00
[RICHARDSON, John]. An account of the life of that Ancient Servant of Jesus Christ, john richardson, Giving a Relation of many of his Trials and Exercises in his Youth, and his Services in the Work of the Ministry, in England, Ireland, America, &c. Printed and Sold by Luke Hinde. 1757. First edition.
vi, 236pp, [4]. With two terminal advertisement leaves. Contemporary calf, gilt. Extremities rubbed, some loss to head of spine, splitting to upper joint. Book-label of Henry Birkbeck and faded ink ownership inscription to FEP, loss to FFEP, slight loss to lower corner of leaf H5, very occasional marginal chipping, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
[FOTHERGILL, John]. An account of the Life and Travels in the Work of the Ministry, of john fothergill. To which is added, Divers Epistles to Friends in Great Britain and America, on various Occasions. Printed and Sold by Mary Hinde. 1773. Second edition.
v, [1], 338, xxix, [1]pp. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed. Later armorial bookplate of Henry Birkbeck to FEP, without FFEP, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 100.00
[CHURCHMAN, John]. An account of the gospel labours, and christian experiences of a faithful minister of christ, john churchman... James Philips. 1781. First British edition.
vii, [1], 351pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, gilt. Extremities rubbed and marked, some surface loss to spine. Without FFEP, slight marginal loss to leaf Q1, very occasional light spotting and creasing.
Price
£ 75.00
ANACREON. The odes of anacreon, translated from the greek into english verse, with notes. Printed by John Beart, for B. Crosby and Co. London. 1804. Second edition.
27, [1], 144pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary olive green half-morocco, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, later book-label of Ed Grabhorn to FEP, offsetting to title-page, slight damp-staining to rear blank fly-leaf and RFEP.
Price
£ 75.00
SMITH, Robert. Poems of controversy betwixt Episcopacy and Presbytery: also several poems and merry songs on other subjects. With some funeral elegies on various nobleman and gentlemen. [s.n.] Reprinted from the Original Edition of 1714. [1869].
Limited to 70 copies. viii, vii, [13], 120pp, [4]. With a preliminary publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's red cloth, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities marked, lightly rubbed, chipping to lettering-piece. Blank paper label pasted to FEP, light foxing to endpapers, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 85.00
THIRLWALL, Connop. Primitiae; or, essays and poems on various subjects, Religious, moral and entertaining.. Printed for the Author by T. Plummer. 1809. First Edition.
xiii, [3], 230pp, xvi, [2]. With a lithographed portrait frontispiece and a list of subscriber's. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbed and marked, some loss to spine, chipping to lettering-piece. Later armorial bookplate to FEP, foxed, very occasional marginal chipping/tearing.
Price
£ 200.00
MAHAN, A[lfred], T[hayer]. The life of nelson: the embodiment of the sea power of great britain. Sampson, Low, Marston, & Company, Limited. 1897. First British edition.
In two volumes. xxiii, [5], 454; xvi, [4], 427pp, [5]. With half-titles, an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume, 37 plates, a tipped-in publisher's announcement to the rear of Vol. I, and two terminal publisher's advertisement leaves to Vol. II. Untrimmed and partially unopened in original publisher's navy gilt-stamped cloth, T.E.G. Extremities lightly rubbed and marked. Book-labels of Alfred, Viscount Milner to FEPs, very occasional marginal loss, one plate detached, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
KNAPP, Georg Friedrich. The state theory of money. Macmillan and Co., Limited. 1924. First edition in English.
xviii, 306pp. With half-title. Original publisher's green cloth, gilt. Rubbed, bumped, and sunned, split to head of spine. Browning to endpapers, lightly spotted. From the library, though not identified as such, of British barrister Patrick Neill, Baron Neill of Bladen (1926-2016).
Price
£ 250.00
[FISHER, Anne]. The Pleasing Instructor or Entertaining Moralist consisting of Select Essays, Relations, Visions, and Allegories collected from The most Eminent English Authors to which are prefixed New Thought on Education. Published...by G. G. & J. Robinson. 1785. New edition.
[2], iii, [1], xii, 368pp. With an engraved title-page, and three engraved plates. Recent calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slight rubbing to extremities. Very small hole to lower corner of title-page, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 100.00
PERCY, Henry. Cautions for company and battalion drill. John W. Parker and Son. 1860.
64pp. Partially unopened in original publisher's printed paper drab wrappers. Extremities rubbed, dust-soiled and a trifle creased, illegible ink inscription to upper panel that gives mention to Henry Percy. Very occasional ink marking to margins, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
SOCIETY OF NAVAL GENTLEMEN. Britannia triumphant: or, An Account of the Sea-Fights and Victories of the English Nation, From the earliest Times, down to the Conclusion of the late War...to which is prefixed, A Large Introduction, Containing the History of Navigation... Printed for R. James. 1767.
li, [1], 224pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece, and five engraved plates. Contemporary sheep, recently rebacked with contemporary spine laid-on, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities worn, surface repairs to boards, some marking. Lightly foxed throughout.
Price
£ 250.00
[BRITISH ARMY]. Field exercise and evolutions of the army, as revised in 1833. Printed and Sold by William Clowes. 1833.
xvi, 336pp. With 37 plates of infantry manoeuvres. Recent dark green half-morocco, brown cloth boards, gilt, marbled edges. A trifle rubbed and marked. Lightly foxed, occasional offsetting.
Price
£ 125.00
EAMER, John. Colonel sir john eamer's defence on the court martial held on charges preferred against him by captain william ayres, &c. &c. to which are added, the charges at length; together with the sentence, and his majesty's decision thereon. [Nichols and Son]. 1885. First edition.
[4], 84pp. Original publisher's drab paper wrappers. Slight chipping and rubbing, wrappers separating from text-block. Very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 125.00