Recent Acquisitions

CARTWRIGHT, Christopher. Certamen Religiosum: or, a conference between The late King of England, and the late Lord Marquesse of Worcester, concerning Religion. Together with a vindication of the protestant cause... Printed for W. Lee...and R. Royston. 1651. First edition.
[14], 366, 84pp. With an engraved frontispiece. With an additional title-page, dated 1652, bound-in. Late nineteenth-century half-calf, marbled boards, ruled and lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Armorial bookplate of 'Richard Harington' to FEP, ink ownership inscription and annotations to FFEP, very small holes to title-page - just clipping text, slight marginal loss to Oo, paper flaws to text of p.300-301 - without loss of sense, some spotting.
Price
£ 450.00
BRENTON, Edward Pelham. The naval history of Great Britain from the year MDCCLXXXIII. to MDCCCXXXVI. Henry Colburn. 1837. A new and greatly improved edition.
In two volumes. [3], vi-xxiv, 640; [4], 728pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume, and 21 further engraved plates and plans. Contemporary navy morocco-backed blind-stamped burgundy cloth boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed, slight splitting to upper joint of Vol. I. Contemporary ink ownership inscriptions to head of both titles, occasional creasing, light spotting.
Price
£ 350.00
[GLASCOCK, William Nugent]. Naval sketch book: or, the service afloat and ashore; with characteristic reminiscences, fragments, and opinions. Printed for Whittaker & Co.. 1834. Second series.
In two volumes. [5], viii, 293, [1]; [4], 288pp. Without half-titles. Contemporary navy half-morocco, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Extremities rubbed, slightest of chipping to lettering-pieces. Armorial bookplates of Richard Harington to both FEPs, slight creasing to leaves of second gathering of Vol. II, some marginal loss to foot of I3-4 of same, sporadic spotting/browning.
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£ 200.00
YOUNG, William. The spirit of athens, being a political and philosophical investigation of the history of that republic. Printed for J. Robson. 1777. First edition.
x, [1], 296pp. Contemporary gilt-tooled tree-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Lightly rubbed, some surface loss to lower board, slight splitting to joints. Armorial bookplate to FEP, ownership inscription of 'Tho. Cook' to same, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to recto of FFEP, internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page; 'Ad amicum suum J. Royds D.D. / W. Young', final two characters of 'Young' shaved.
Price
£ 1,250.00
MEYRICK, Samuel Rush. The history and antiquities of the County of Cardigan. Collected form the few remaining documents which have escaped the destructive ravages of time, as well as from actual observation. Printed by T. Bensley...for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1808. First edition.
xix, [1], cclxxxiii, [1], 586pp, [2]. With a list of subscribers, and 20 engraved plates (one of which folding). Handsomely bound in contemporary polished red calf, tooled in gilt and blind, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed, slight surface loss to spine, with paper private library shelf-label to foot. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of Sir Robert Peel to FEP, armorial bookplate of Sir Mervyn Lloyd Peel to FFEP, ink inscription to head of title-page, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 500.00
[WRIGHT, John Martin Frederick]. Alma mater; or, seven years at the university of cambridge. Black, Young, and Young. 1827. First edition.
Two volumes bound as one. vii, [1], 323, [3], 272pp. Contemporary navy half-morocco, marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Extremities rubbed. Ink ownership inscription to FFEP; 'Mervyn Ld. Peel / 1882', very occasional light dust-soiling.
Price
£ 200.00
KIPPIS, Andrew. The life of captain james cook. Printed by J. J. Tourneisen. 1788.
Two volumes bound as one. xii, [2], 302, [2]; [4], 326pp. With a publisher's advertisement leaf to the end of Vol. I. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt, marbled edges. Slight rubbing to joints, insect damage to head of spine. Marbled endpapers, ink-stamps of the 'Baron de Chapelain' to title-page of Vol. I, very occasional marginal annotations, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 500.00
DURHAM, James. The Dying man's Testament to the Church of Scotland; or, A Treatise concerning Scandal. Divided into Four Parts. 1. Concerning Scandal in the general.. 2. Concerning Publick Scandals, or Scandals as they are the object of the Church-censures... 3. Concerning Doctrinal Scandals, or scandalous errors. 4. Concerning Scandalous Divisions.... Printed by Christopher Higgins. 1659. First edition.
[32], 432pp. Contemporary blind-ruled calf. Rubbed, chipping to extremities, with some loss to head and foot of spine. Occasional marking to text. Contemporary ink inscription of Thomas Crauford 'Ex dono amici, you is owned of this Book. Aprul 16th 1694. T.C. me possidett' to FFEP, with 'Ex Libris Thomas Craufurd' further inscribed to title.
Price
£ 450.00
[AUCTION CATALOGUE]. A catalogue of the plate, plated articles, wine, Carriage, Horses, Harness, &c. the effects Of the late Dr. Harington, for sale by auction, by I.&W. Fisher, On Wednesday the 29th Day of March, 1854, at the star hotel, oxford. . H. Hall, Printer, Journal Office. [1854].
8pp. Sewn, as issued. Horizontal crease, slightly marked and dog-earred to extremities. With several pencilled notes/prices added in a contemporary hand.
Price
£ 200.00
CATTANEO, [Giovanni], Conte. The source, the strength, and the true spirit of laws... Printed for Lockyer Davis. 1753. First edition in English.
xvi, 167, [1], 99pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, gilt. Rubbed, upper board detached, lower joint split with board working loose, loss to head and foot of spine. Ink ownership inscription to FFEP of 'James Stonhouse M. D. / of Northhampton 1753', repaired tear to foot of H2, leaves a trifle toned.
Price
£ 250.00
QUARLES, Francis. Enchiridion: Containing institutions, divine {Contemplative. Practicall. moral {Ethicall. Oeconomicall. Politicall. Printed for R.F.. 1644. Third edition.
[228]pp. Nineteenth-century cloth, rubbed to extremities. Closed tear to leaf D2, very occasional marking, else a crisp copy.
Price
£ 950.00
TURNER, Dawson. A synopsis of the british fuci. Sold by J. White...and T. Longman and O. Rees. Printed by F. Bush, Yarmouth. 1802. First edition.
In two volumes. xlvi, 189, [1]; [3], 194-400pp. Contemporary red half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. A trifle rubbed, spines darkened. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplates of 'Rev. I. G. Spurgeon' to FEPs, short marginal tear to p.391-392, lightly browned. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of both titles; 'I. G. Spurgeon from / the author'.
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£ 500.00
CLAUDIO. An antidote to poison: or, a full reply to Mr. Jefferys' Attack upon the Character and Conduct of his royal highness the prince of wales: containing several important particulars Derived from authentic Sources of Information. To which is added a Postscript, with further observations respecting the loan for Mrs. fitzherbert, and the marriage jewels, &c. for the duke of york. Also particulars of Mr. jefferys' recantation. Printed by W. Clowes...for Mathews and Leigh. 1806. Third edition.
[6], 98pp. With half-title and an engraved portrait frontispiece. Uncut in recent brown buckram, lettered in gilt. Very slight wear to extremities. Lightly foxed, occasional slight marginal dust-soiling.
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£ 125.00
SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley. The speech of richard brinsley sheridan, Esq. in the house of commons, (8th December 1802) on the motion for the army establishment for the ensuing year. Printed for John Stockdale. 1802. First edition.
22pp, [2]. With two terminal advertisement leaves. Recent navy morocco-backed blue buckram boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, foxed and dust-soiled throughout.
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£ 125.00
[BOLINGBROKE, Henry St. John, Viscount]. Letters on the Spirit of Patriotism: On the Idea of a Patriot King: and on the state of parties, at the Accession of King George the First. Printed for A. Millar. 1750.
vii, [1], 9-199, 300-338pp, [2]. Complete despite erratic pagination. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Recent navy half-morocco, blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G.. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, lightly foxed.
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£ 75.00
B[URTON], R[obert]. [i.e. CROUCH, Nathaniel]. The history of Oliver Cromwel: being an Impartial Account Of all the Battles, Sieges, and other Military Atchievements, wherein he was Ingaged, in England, Scotland, and Ireland... Printed for Nath. Crouch. 1693.
[4], 175pp, [11]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and five terminal advertisement leaves. Later blind-tooled calf, gilt. Lightly rubbed. Shelf-label of the Porkington Library to FEP, title-page and portrait frontispiece dust-soiled, the latter laid down. Some shaving, touching running-title, catch-words, and signatures at times, clipping text, slight loss and tearing to lower corner of leaf C12, leaves B5-6 cut down, trimmed (and perhaps supplied, at an early date, from another copy), all without loss of sense.
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£ 450.00
AIKIN, John. The calendar of nature. Designed for the instruction and entertainment of young persons. Printed for Baldwin and Cradock. 1835. New edition, corrected and much improved.
[2], x, 91pp, [5]. With half-title and two terminal advertisement leaves, vignette engraving to title and head of each month within text. A handsome copy in original roan-backed marbled paper boards, gilt. Boards a little faded, slightest of rubbing. Bookseller's label of 'H. Fraser, Greenock' to FEP, gift inscription to head of half-title.
Price
£ 150.00
STUBBS, Amelia. Family tales for children. William Darton, [c.1824]. First edition.
108pp, [2]. With an engraved frontispiece, two engraved plates, and a terminal engraved publisher's advertisement leaf. Original publisher's green roan-backed marbled boards, lettered and ruled in gilt. Rubbed, insect damage to spine, with loss to head and foot, corners bumped. Hinges exposed, text-block working-loose of binding, loss to lower corner of one plate, occasional spotting.
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£ 75.00
M'NAYR, James. A guide from glasgow, to some of the most remarkable Scenes in the highlands of scotland, and to the falls of the clyde . Printed in the Courier Office. 1797. First edition.
249, [1], 6pp. With half-title. Contemporary gilt-tooled straight-grain tan morocco, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, a trifle marked, slight chipping to lettering-piece. Marbled endpapers, armoiral bookplate to FEP, internally immaculate. Presentation copy, inscribed to verso of front blank fly-leaf; 'Mr. Drummond, / of Blairdrummond, / with most respectful compliments from / The Author.'
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£ 950.00
[SHIPWRECK]. A narrative of the loss of the kent east indiaman, by fire, in the bay of biscay, on the 1st march, 1825. In a letter to a friend. By a passenger. Printed for Waugh and Innes. 1826. Fourth edition.
vi, [7]-114pp, [6]. With half-title and three terminal advertisement leaves. Uncut in original publisher's brown paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. A trifle rubbed and marked, slightest of chipping to lettering-piece, upper joint splitting. Ink inscription to FEP; 'Stowe / Congregational Library / one week allowed for / reading', initial gathering working loose of text-block, tears to text of p.9-10 and p.11-12 without loss, slight damp-staining to terminal advertisement leaves.
Price
£ 150.00