Recent Acquisitions

LANG, John Dunmore. The coming event! Or freedom and independence for the seven united provinces of australia. John L. Sherriff. 1870. First edition.
xviii, 453pp, [1]. With an engraved folding map. Partially unopened in original publisher's blind-tooled burgundy cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed and marked, spine sunned. Very occasional marginal chipping, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
BONA, Giovanni. A guide to Eternity: Extracted out of the writings of the holy fathers, and Ancient Philosophers... Printed for Hen. Brome. 1680. Second edition in English.
[12], 188pp, [4]. With an additional engraved tile-page, and two terminal advertisement leaves. ESTC R23243, Wing B3545. [Bound with:] BONA, Giovanni. Precepts and Practical Rules for A truly Christian Life. Being A Summary of Excellent Directions to follow the narrow way to bliss. In two Parts. London. Printed by M. Clark [and A.C.], for H. Brome, 1678. First edition in English. [48], 108, [2], 126pp. Part two has a separate dated title-page and pagination. With an additional engraved title-page (misbound as frontispiece), and two terminal advertisement leaves. ESTC R17339, Wing B3553. 12mo. Contemporary speckled calf, spine richly gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, short tear to fore-edge of leaf D4 of first bound work.
Price
£ 750.00
[LAMB, Charles]. Elia. First series. Edward Moxon. 1836. New edition.
[4], 340pp. Without half-title. [Uniformly bound with:] LAMB, Charles. Elia. Second series. London. Edward Moxon, 1836. New edition, xiii, [3], 295pp, [1]. With half-title. 8vo. Handsomely bound in later burgundy half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Bookplates of Robert J. Hayhurst to both FEPs, very small holes to margins of leaves E2-3 of Vol. I, very occasional marginal ink annotations, sporadic spotting.
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£ 200.00
[AUCKLAND, William Eden]. Some remarks on the apparent circumstances of the war in the fourth week of october 1795. Printed for J. Walter. 1795. Second edition.
68pp. Presentation copy, inscription to head of title-page (partially shaved); 'From the author, Lord Auckland', and signed again beneath. [Bound after:] LAUDERDALE, [James Maitland], Earl of. Letters to the peers of Scotland. London. Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, 1794. First edition. [2], 318pp, [2]. Without half-title, with terminal errata leaf. [Bound before:] The substance of a speech made by lord auckland, on monday the second day of may, 1796, on the occasion of a motion made by the marquis of lansdown. London. Printed for J. Walker, 1796. First edition. [3], 6-41pp, [1]. Without half-title. 8vo. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed, loss to lettering-piece, splitting to joints. Armorial bookplate to FEP of Sir Velters Cornewall Bart., occasional light spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.
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£ 250.00
[HARCOURT, Paule de Saint-Aulaire, marquise d']. The duchess of orleans. (helen of mecklenburg-schwerin.) A memoir. W. Jeffs. 1859. First edition in English.
xlii, 192pp, [1], vi. With half-title, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Uncut in original publisher's light blue blind-stamped buckram. Extremities soiled, a trifle rubbed. Contemporary ink ownership inscription to FFEP, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
[KENNEDY, Grace]. Father clement; a roman catholic story. Published by William Oliphant. 1824. Second edition.
[3], 6-370pp. Without half-title. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary gilt-tooled straight-grain green morocco, A.E.G. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, ink gift inscription to verso of frontispiece, occasional light spotting.
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£ 200.00
JOHNSON, James. The economy of health, or, the stream of human life from the cradle to the grave: with reflections moral, physical, and philosophical on the septennial phases of human existence. S. Highley. 1836. First edition.
viii, 220pp. With an engraved plate. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, bookplate to FEP of Guy Haswell Furness, recent bookplate of R. J. Dickinson to verso of FFEP, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 200.00
[CLASSICS]. [Poikile historia]. Sive novus historiarum fabularumque delectus. Impensis J. Burdon. 1791. Second edition, thus.
98pp, [2]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. First two words of title transliterated from the Greek. Contemporary speckled calf. Rubbed, cracking to spine and partial cracking of joints, with a little chipping to head and foot. Recent armorial bookplate of R. J. Dickinson to FEP, without FFEP, else a remarkably clean and crisp, unpressed copy.
Price
£ 375.00
BARROW, Sir John. The life of richard earl howe, k.g., admiral of the fleet, and general of marines. John Murray. 1838. First edition.
xvi, 432pp. Contemporary navy half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt, marbled edges. Extremities worn. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
RUTHERFURD, John. William moon, LL.D. F.R.G.S., F.S.A. and his work for the blind. Hodder and Stoughton. 1898. First edition.
vii, [1], 280pp. With a photographic portrait frontispiece and 12 photographic plates. Original publisher's gilt-stamped green cloth. Some rubbing to extremities. Light toning to endpapers, hinges exposed, coloured pencil ownership inscription to recto of FFEP. Association copy, ink inscription to recto of FFEP; 'With the compliments / of / Miss Adelaide E. C. Moon / April 1911'.
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£ 250.00
RAMSAY, John. Poems. Stirling and Kenney. 1837. Second edition.
168pp. With an engraved frontispiece of Dundonald Castle, (somewhat naively) engraved in Kilmarnock. Original publisher's pebbled cloth, remains of paper lettering-piece. Slightly rubbed and a little marked.
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£ 200.00
[WILSON, Thomas]. The Pitman's Pay: or, a night's discharge to care. [Printed for George Watson, Bookseller, Stationer, &c. Battle Bank, Gateshead. [c.1826]. First edition?.
16pp. Uncut in recent blue paper wrappers.
Price
£ 350.00
PROUDLOCK, Lewis. The posthumous Poetical Works of Lewis Proudlock. Printed by Walter Easton. 1826. First edition.
vi, [2], 172pp. Uncut and partially unopened in original publisher's blue boards, paper lettering piece. Rubbed to extremities, loss to spine/lettering-piece, light marking to boards.
Price
£ 275.00
DAVIDSON, Robert. Poems. Printed for the author, by W. Easton. 1825. First edition.
168pp. With half-title. Contemporary green sheep, gilt. Slightly rubed to extremities, Some spotting and browning to text. Inscribed (by the author?) 'Robert Davidson, Morebattle 1846' to head of title, very occasional ink underlining to text.
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£ 375.00
[JONES, Rev. Thomas]. A CLERGYMAN. Scripture melodies. Printed for the author, and published by Baldwin, Craddock, and Joy. 1821. First edition.
80pp. Uncut in original publisher's drab boards. Slightest of wear to extremities, hinge straining at title, else a fine copy. Bookplate of Percival Hinton to FFEP, pencilled inscription to FEP.
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£ 325.00
NEWNHAM, Rev. F.. The drone in the ball room, or lucky escape from a mess of distresses, A Poem, written without any intervention of the letter s so prevalent in the english language and injurious to vocalized music. Illustrated by sixty eight vignettes. With a critique on the poetry and painting; notes on the history and picturesque scenery of hastings; &c. Printed by G. Taylor. 1829. First edition.
xv, [3], 105pp, [1]. With 48 woodcut vignettes. Uncut, and partially unopened, in recent paper boards. A fine copy. With several lengthy manuscript annotations, which are perhaps authorial, and certainly authoritative, as with the copy in the BL recorded by COPAC.
Price
£ 250.00
RICKARDS, George K.. The african desert: a prize poem, recited in the theatre, oxford, june 23, mdcccxxx. Printed and Published by J. Vincent. [1830]. First edition.
20pp. Stitched in recent blue paper wrappers. A fine copy
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£ 150.00
HOLLAND, Thomas Agar. Dryburgh abbey, and other poems. Printed for John Taylor. 1826. First edition.
61pp. Uncut, in original publisher's buff boards, paper lettering-piece. Somewhat rubbed and marked, loss to spine, upper joint cracked. Ownership inscription of George Bird, 1842, to FFEP.
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£ 250.00
MACAULAY, Thomas Babington. Evening. A Poem which obtained the chancellor's medal at the Cambridge Commencement, July 1821. [s.n.]. [1821]. First edition.
12pp. Sewn in early blue paper wrappers. A fine copy.
Price
£ 150.00
[D'OYLEY, Sir Charles]. Tom Raw, the Griffin; a burlesque poem in twelve cantos: illustrated by twenty-five engravings, descriptive of the adventures of a cadet in the east india company's service, from the period of his quitting england to his obtaining a staff situation in india. By a civilian and an officer of the bengal establishment. Printed for R. Ackermann. 1828. First edition.
[2], vii, [3], 325pp, [1], 8, [2]. With half-title, terminal advertisements and 25 coloured plates; 22 of which aquatint, three lithographed. Finely bound by A. Denny, Strand, in tan calf, gilt, contrasting morocco lettering pieces. Bumping to corners, else a fine copy.
Price
£ 950.00