Recent Acquisitions

HEISTER, Lorenz. A compendium of the practice of physic. Printed for J. Payne. 1757. First edition in English.
[2], ii, [4], 501pp, [3]. With three terminal advertisement pages. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, worming to head of upper joint, loss to lettering-piece. Loss to blank free endpaper, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
CLARK, G[eorge]. An alphabetical epitome of the common law of england; so far as it relates to the security of the persons, property and privileges of individuals. Printed for Fielding and Walker et al.. 1778. First edition.
iv, 130 [i.e. 230]pp, [2]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary blind-tooled sheep, title in manuscript to spine. Rubbed, heavily marked. Paste-downs sprung, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 300.00
PAUL, John. Every landlord or tenant his own lawyer; or, the whole law respecting Landlords, Tenants, and Lodgers; laid down in a simple, easy, and comprehensive manner; free from the technical terms of the law... Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall...For Richardson and Urquhart. 1776. Third edition.
[4], 180pp. Near contemporary blind-tooled calf. Rubbed, wear to upper board. Lightly foxed, single ink annotation, tipped-in leaf of manuscript notation to rear.
Price
£ 250.00
[MUDIE'S SELECT LIBRARY LIMITED]. Catalogue of the principal english books in circulation at mudie's select library...january, 1896.. Mudie's Select Library Limited. [1896].
[4], 441, [5], 24, [4], 52, [4], 16pp, [2]. Original publisher's gilt-stamped green cloth. Extremities a trifle rubbed. Occasional spotting.
Price
£ 150.00
[PUBLISHERS' ASSOCIATION]. Regulations for the conduct of book clubs adopted by the Publishers' Association and the Associated Booksellers of Great Britain and Ireland and brought into force on June 1st, 1939. [Alden Press]. 1939. First editon.
10pp, [2]. Recent brown buckram, lettered in gilt. Lightly foxed internally, a fine copy.
Price
£ 75.00
MOWLE, A[lfred] C[harles]. The new turkish. An Elementary Grammar, Vocabulary, and Phrase Book of the Turkish Language in the New Latin Characters. Printed at the Government Printing Office. 1930. First edition.
[2], 65pp, [1]. With half-title. Original publisher's cloth-backed printed paper boards. Slight rubbing and marking to extremities, ink ownership inscription to head of upper board. Ink ownership inscriptions and ink-stamps to FEP and RFEP, pencil notations to rear endpapers.
Price
£ 150.00
PRATT, [Samuel Jackson]. Gleanings through wales, holland and westphalia, with views of peace and war at home and abroad. To which is added humanity; or the rights of nature. A poem, revised and corrected. Printed for P. Wogan. 1797.
In two volumes. xlix, [1], 426; [2], xii, 450pp. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed, slight splitting to joints, some loss and scoring to boards. Loss to Vol. I FFEP, short tear to Q2, Vol. I - just clipping text, leaf Q7 holed - with loss of text and sense.
Price
£ 150.00
MARTINEAU, Harriet. British rule in india; a historical sketch. Smith, Edler and Co.. 1857. First edition.
vi, [2], 356, 4pp. With half-title, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's green buckram. Joints expertly repaired to style. Hinges exposed, occasional marginal spotting.
Price
£ 100.00
POPE-HENNESSY, James. West indian summer: a retrospect. B. T. Batsford Ltd.. 1943. First edition.
vii, [1], 117pp, [1]. With half-title, a colour frontispiece and 16 plates of monochrome illustrations. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt, with pictorial dustwrapper designed by Cecil Beaton. Foot of spine sunned, chipping to wrapper edges, slight rubbing to joints, loss to foot of spine panel. Slight spotting to FEP and half-title. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to head of half-title; 'Evelyn Wall - / (?), September 23, 1943. / James Pope-Hennessy'.
Price
£ 50.00
ORPEN, Goddard Henry. Ireland under the normans. At the Clarendon Press. 1968.
In four volumes. Original publisher's black cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrappers. Slightest of marking to wrappers, very small repair to spine panel of Vol. I, else immaculate.
Price
£ 250.00
VANCE, Andrew. The Green Book; or, reading made easy of the irish statutes... Published by Joseph White. 1862. First edition.
viii, 510pp. With half-title. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, some scoring and marking to boards. Upper hinge exposed, ink inscription to FEP, occasional light dust-soiling.
Price
£ 200.00
BEAUMONT, Gustave de. Ireland: social, political, and religious. Richard Bentley. 1839. First edition in English.
In two volumes. vii, [1], 382; iv, 356pp, [4]. With two terminal advertisement leaves. Uncut in original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. Some rubbing, spines sunned, a trifle marked. Armorial bookplates of Ferdinand M. McVeagh to both FEPs, ink ownership inscriptions of 'Michael Hurst / October 1969 to same', pencil annotations throughout, occasional light spots of dust-soiling.
Price
£ 300.00
KENNEDY, John Pitt. Instruct; employ; don't hang them: or, ireland tranquilized without soldiers, and enriched without english capital. Containing observations on a few of the chief errors of irish government and irish land proprietors, with the means of their correction practically illustrated. Printed for Thomas and William Boone...and J. Ridgway and Son. 1835. First edition.
x, 166pp. With an engraved folding plate: 'Plan of classified cottages to facilitate the establishment of reclaiming tenants upon the waste-lands of Lough Ash'. Original publisher's light green cloth, printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbed and sunned, some marking. Occasional light damp-staining to lower margins. Presentation copy, inscribed to verso of FFEP; 'To Captain MacPhail / from his old friend / J. P. Kennedy'. Kennedy served as sub-inspector of the militia for the Ionian Islands, as did MacPhail.
Price
£ 450.00
RUTTY, John. A history of the rise and progress of the people called quakers, in ireland, from the year 1653 to 1700. Printed and Sold by William Phillips. 1811. Fourth edition.
iv, 328pp. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, slight loss to head of spine, upper joint starting. Book label of 'Henry Birkbeck, Jun.' to FEP, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 75.00
PRATT, John H[enry]. Scripture and science not at variance; with remarks on the historical character, plenary inspiration, and surpassing importance, of the earlier chapters of genesis. Thomas Hatchard. 1859. Third edition.
viii, 108pp. Original publisher's blind-stamped limp brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine sunned. Occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 75.00
[WOODHOUSELEE, Alexander Faser Tytler, Lord]. Essay on the life and character of petrarch. To which are added, seven of his sonnets, translated from the italian . Printed for T. Cadell. 1784. First edition.
[2], 54pp. Recent cloth-backed marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Slightest of wear to extremities. Occasional spotting, ink annotations to a single page.
Price
£ 125.00
CUNNINGHAM, [Richenda]. Hymns and spiritual songs. Oliver and Emerson, [s.d., c.1850]. Second edition, enlarged.
[1], 93pp. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. Slightest of marking to extremities. Near contemporary ink gift inscription to FEP, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
CLARIDGE, Richard. Tractatus Hierographicus: or, a treatise of the Holy Scriptures... Printed for W. Ellis...John Jefferis...and Paul Stevens. 1751.
[8], viii, [4], 197pp, [3]. Contemporary calf, ruled in gilt to spine. Rubbed, joints cracked. Later booklabel of 'Henry Birkbeck, Jun.' to FEP (pasted over earlier label), recent armorial bookplate of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FFEP, marginal loss to L3, with horizontal tear through centre - without loss of sense.
Price
£ 100.00
DE LABORDE, Leon. Journey through arabia petraea, to mount sinai, and the excavated city of petra, the edom of the prophecies. John Murray. 1836. First ediiton.
xxviii, 331pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece, an engraved folding map, and 24 engraved plates. Original publisher's blind-stamped cloth, gilt. Extremities sunned and a trifle soiled. Lightly foxed internally.
Price
£ 375.00
CRICHTON, Andrew. Converts from infidelity; or lives of eminent individuals who have renounced libertine principles and sceptical opinions, and embraced christianity. Printed for Constable and Co.. 1827. First edition.
12mo. In two volumes. [4], xiv, [2], 314; 336pp. With an additional engraved title-page to each volume, and an engraved dedication page to Vol. I. Contemporary red morocco-backed, cloth-tipped marbled boards, gilt. Rubbed, wear to boards. Upper hinges of both volumes reinforced, light damp-staining to preliminaries of Vol. I, ink-stamp of the Metropolitan Police Force to title-page of Vol. II, browning to engraved titles and dedication leaf, occasional light spotting and dust-soiling. The marbled paper to the boards of Vol. I has been removed to reveal two bookplates for Miland's Public Library advertising subscription rates and services offered, with a twelve month membership offered at five guineas.
Price
£ 125.00