Recent Acquisitions

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
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 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
[KEBLE, John]. Ode for the encaenia at oxford, june 11, 1834, in honour of his grace arthur, duke of wellington, chancellor of the university. [s.n.]. 1834. First edition.
8pp. Folded, unopened, unstitched; a rare survival, entirely as issued. Some soiling, especially to title and final leaf.
Price
£ 325.00
[ASTON, Joseph]. Metrical records of manchester, in which its history is traced (currente calamo) from the days of the ancient britons of the present time. By the editor of the Manchester Herald. Sold by Longman, Hurst, Orme, & Co...in Manchester, by J. Alston, and all other Booksellers. 1822. First edition.
105pp, [3]. Later buckram, remains of leather lettering-piece to spine. Worn externally, with split to upper joint and loss to the spine. From the recently dispersed Wigan Free Library, with neat ink stamp to verso of title and occasional light blind-stamp. Inked purchase note dated 1898 to head of FFEP.
Price
£ 300.00
FELLOWS, John. Grace triumphant. A Poem. In nine dialogues. Printed and Sold by G. Garbutt. 1820. Second edition.
4, 90pp. Uncut, stitched within original publisher's blue paper wrappers. Slight marking to wrappers, extremities, loss to backstrip.
Price
£ 350.00
[OXFORD]. The siege of oxford. Fragments from the second book of the "nova aeneis". Francis Macpherson. 1852. First edition.
7pp, [1]. With drop-head title; main title on upper wrap of original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Slight rubbing/chipping to spine, a trifle marked, else a crisp copy.
Price
£ 125.00
DENNISTON, Capt. [James]. The battle of craignilder, a very ancient gallovidian ballad; arranged for publication, with an introduction and notes. Published by R. Cadell; & R. Griffin and Co.. 1832. First edition.
L, [3], 54-104pp. Uncut, in original publisher's green cloth backed plain paper boards, paper title label. Some rubbing and marking, upper board a little warped, slight loss to cloth at spine, lettering piece rubbed away. Occasional marking internally.
Price
£ 150.00
LE PRINCE DE BEAUMONT, Madame [Jeanne-Marie]. Letters of madame du montier, collected by madame le prince le beaumont. Printed for Hookman and Carpenter. 1797. First edition in English.
In three volumes. [2], xx, 331, [1]; [2], 278; [2], 250pp, [2]. With a list of subscribers, and a terminal advertisement leaf to Vol. III. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt, marbled edges. Heavily worn, surface loss, boards held by cords only. FFEP of Vol. I detached, ownership inscription to head of all titles, short tear to text of leaf C3, Vol. II, marginal loss to foot of L2, Vol. II, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 650.00
INCHBALD, [Elizabeth] Mrs. A simple story. Darton and Clark. 1842.
[4], 379pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece and an additional engraved title-page. Original publisher's luxury binding of richly gilt-tooled black morocco, coloured inlays, A.E.G. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Light offsetting to additional title-page, else internally immaculate.
Price
£ 150.00
JAMESON, Mrs. [Anna]. Sketches of germany. Art - literature - character. Printed for Charles Jugel. 1837. First edition.
[2], 356pp. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, gilt, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Contemporary ink gift inscription to FEP, near contemporary pencil ownership inscription to front blank fly-leaf, some light browning and spotting
Price
£ 375.00
[GOLDSMITH, Oliver]. The vicar of wakefield: a tale. Supposed to be written by himself. Printed for J. Davies, T. Smith, N. Taylor, and W. Thomson. 1789.
Two volumes bound as one. 134, [2], 124pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Recent endpapers, later ink ownership inscription to front blank fly-leaf, occasional spotting, slight marginal chipping.
Price
£ 200.00
[WARD, Charlotte Bickersteth]. Dawn and Sunrise: brief notices of the life and early death of barbara sophia gordon. Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday. 1870. Second edition.
xvi, 144pp. With half-title, and an engraved portrait frontispiece. Original publisher's blind-stamped blue buckram, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed, slight splitting to lower joint. Later armorial bookplate of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FEP, occasional marginal chipping, foxed.
Price
£ 50.00
WILSON, [George]. A Practical Treatise on fines and recoveries: containing The Principles, Cases and Statutes relating to, and a great Variety of Precedents of, Fines and Recoveries. Together with Instructions for Drawing, Entering, and Passing them. Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall. 1780. Third edition.
[4], 432pp, [36]. Contemporary blind-tooled sheep, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities rubbed, sunned, and marked, slight loss to lower board. Leaf A2 detached, closed tear to text of D6 - without loss.
Price
£ 200.00
HOOLE, Charles. Terminationes et exempla Declinationum et Conjugationum, itemque propria quae maribus, quae genus, et as in praesenti, englished and explained for the use of young grammarians. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. 1823.
124pp. Contemporary calf. Extremities marked and worn. Contemporary ink ownership inscription to FFEP, leaves lightly toned.
Price
£ 75.00
[PORQUET, Louis Philippe R. Fenwick de]. De porquet's first italian reading book: or, Raccolta di Storie e di Novelle, veramente morali. Published for the Author, by Simpkin, Marshall, and Co.. 1853. New edition.
xix, 189pp, [3]. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. Slight marking to extremities. First gathering protruding from text-block, contemporary ink ownership inscription to head of title-page.
Price
£ 50.00
GILES, James. English parsing; comprising the rules of syntax, exemplified by appropriate lessons under each rule. With an index, containing all the parts of speech in the different lessons unparsed. For the use of schools, private teachers, and elder students. Thomas Allman and Son. 1854. New edition.
viii, [1], 10-120pp. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine rubbed, some discolouration. Contemporary ink inscription to head of title-page, slight tear to C8 - just clipping text, small hole to text of C10 - with slight loss of sense.
Price
£ 50.00
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