Recent Acquisitions

FITZGERALD, C[harles] C[ooper] Penrose. From sail to steam: naval recollections, 1878-1905. Edward Arnold. 1916. First edition.
xi, [1], 303, [1], 12pp. With half-title, a terminal publisher's catalogue, a photographic portrait frontispiece and 15 plates. Original publisher's blind-stamped navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Slightest of rubbing and bumping to extremities. Armorial bookplate of 'Geoffrey Ronald Codrington' to FEP, foxed throughout. An association copy, inscribed to FEP 'J.E.U.P. Fitzgerald / 1916', that is John Uniacke Penrose Fitzgerald, the author's second son.
Price
£ 75.00
SMITHERS, Henry. Liverpool, its commerce, statistics, and institutions; with a history of the cotton trade. Printed by Thos. Kaye. 1825. First edition.
[8], viii, 461pp, [1], iii, [1]. With half-title, and two leaves of plates. Extra illustrated with 46 tipped-in engraved plates, several further plates and newspaper clippings loosely inserted. Contemporary [original?] drab paper boards, rebacked and recornered in late nineteenth-century tan calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. A trifle rubbed, some surface loss to boards. Ink ownership inscription to FEP; 'R. R. Made-King / 1894', engraved folding map of the city dated 1829 pasted to FFEP - split along folds into three sections, two of which now loosely inserted, manuscript contents to front blank fly-leaf detailing the insertion of 28 plates from Troughton publication circa 1810 [The History of Liverpool?], repaired tear to half-title, occasional light spotting, browning, and offsetting, foxing to plates.
Price
£ 350.00
MASON, George. The life of richard earl howe. Printed by C. Roworth, for John White et al.. 1803. First edition.
[4], 111pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, recently rebacked with scorched remnants of richly gilt spine and contrasting morocco lettering-piece laid-on. Boards a trifle rubbed and marked. Recent blank endpapers, slightest of spotting to title-page, else internally clean and crisp. From the family library of Admiral Sir Edward Codrington, with his armorial bookplate to front pastedown.
Price
£ 350.00
MILL, John Stuart. Dissertations and discussions political, philosophical, and historical. John W. Parker and Son. 1859. First edition.
In two volumes. vi, [2], 474, 6; [4], 563pp, [1]. With a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue to Vol. I. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Slightest of rubbing, some loss to head and foot of spines, board edges a trifle bumped. Marginal loss to B and B2 of Vol. II, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
MILL, John Stuart. A system of logic ratiocinative and inductive: being a connected view of the principles of evidence and the methods of scientific investigation. Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer. 1875. Ninth edition.
In two volumes. xx, 563, [1]; xv, [1], 557pp, [3]. With half-titles and a terminal advertisement leaf to Vol. II. Original publisher's green buckram, printed paper lettering-pieces. Slightest of rubbing, chipping to lettering-pieces. Remnants of book labels to FEPs, hinges reinforced with brown paper, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
UEBERWEG, Friedrich. System of logic and history of logical doctrines. Longmans, Green, and Co.. 1871. First edition in English.
xx, 590pp. With half-title and 24pp terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's maroon buckram boards, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, sunned, some spots of marking. Ink ownership inscriptions to FFEP and half-title, Lightly foxed, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
HODGKIN, John. A companion to hodgkin's introduction to writing and grammar; intended To save the Time of Teachers, and to assist Parents in examining the Progress of their Children in these branches of Education. Printed for Harvey and Darton, 1827-8.. Second edition.
In two parts, in two volumes. 23pp, [1]; viii, 70pp, [2]. With terminal advertisement leaf. Original publisher's grey paper wrappers. Slightly rubbed at spine, upper joint of the second volume partially torn.
Price
£ 375.00
DYKES, [Oswald]. The Royal Marriage. King lemuels's Lesson of 1. Chastity, 2. Temperance, 3. Charity, 4. Justice, 5. Education, 6. Industry, 7. Frugality, 8. Religion, 9. Marriage, &c. Practically Paraphras'd; with Remarks, Moral and Religious, upon the Virtues and Vices of Wedlock. Printed for the Author; And Sold by P. Mcigham et al.. 1722. First edition.
xxiii, [1], 368pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary speckled calf, later rebacked, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, bookplate of 'Robert J. Hayhurst' to FEP, title-page lightly browned, naive clear tape repairs to worm-trail at upper margins of final three gatherings - clipping running-title at times, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
GORDON, Pryse L[ockhart]. Belgium and holland; with a sketch of the revolution in the year 1830. Smith, Elder, & Co,. 1834. First edition.
In two volumes. xii, 271, [1]; iv, 275pp. With a lithographic frontispiece to each volume, and a further four lithographic plates. In original publisher's decorated green cloth boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. Extremities a trifle marked and bumped, slight chipping to lettering-pieces. Contemporary armorial bookplates of 'Baron Northwick' to both FEPs, Lightly foxed, overall internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, ink inscription to FFEP of Vol. I; 'To the Right Honorable / Lord Northwick / from the author / 1st January 1840 / Cheltenham. / Con / "Gratitudine Amicitzia [sic] / ed Recordanza." / Pryse L. Gordon'.
Price
£ 325.00
RAMSDEN, Henry. A gleaning in gods harvest. Foure Choyce handfuls; The Gate to Happinesse. The Wounded Saviour. The Epicures Caution. The Generation of Sekers. Printed [by John Dawson] for J[ohn] D[awson] and R. M[abb] and are to bee sold by Thomas Slater. 1639. First edition.
[24], 56, 67-231pp, [1]. Without terminal blank leaf. Handsomely bound in eighteenth-century gilt-tooled vellum, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Light discolouration to extremities. Marbled endpapers, occasional small holes to margins, marginal worm-trail to latter half of text-block, very occasional manuscript annotations, spotting.
Price
£ 650.00
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.
Price
£ 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