Recent Acquisitions

[BUCKLER, Benjamin]. A complete vindication of the mallard of All-Souls College, against the injurous suggestions of the Rev. Mr. Pointer, Rector of Slapton in the county of Northampton and diocese of Peterborough. Printed for J. and J. Rivington. 1751. Second edition.
vii, [1], 9-62pp, [2]. Recent calf-backed marbled paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Very minor wear to extremities. Lightly foxed, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
[BOONE, James Shergold]. The Oxford spy; in verse. Dialogue the first [-fifth]. For Munday and Slatter. 1818.
24, [1], 6-28, 32, 32, 55, [2], 60-74pp. Without half-title and title-page for the second dialogue, and divisional title for 'Notes to Canto V'. The first, second, and third dialogues are all third editions, the fourth a second edition, and the fifth and final dialogue a first edition. Contemporary green cloth-backed paper boards, recent printed paper lettering-piece to spine. Slight rubbing, some damp staining to boards, corners bumped. Armorial bookplate of William Hutchinson to FEP, with his ownership inscription to FFEP, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 75.00
[WELLINGTON, Duke of]. Congratulatory addresses recited in the Theatre, Oxford, at the installation of His Grace the Duke of Wellington, chancellor of the University, MDCCCXXXIV. Published by J. Vincent. 1834. First edition.
69pp, [5]. With an engraved frontispiece, and two terminal advertisement leaves. Recent navy cloth-backed marbled paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece, original publisher's drab paper wrappers bound-in. Very minor wear to extremities. Light foxing to frontispiece, offsetting to title.
Price
£ 75.00
[DILLON, Robert Crawford]. The Lord Mayor's visit to Oxford, in the month of July, 1826. Written at the desire of the party, by the Chaplain to the Mayoralty. Longman, Rees, Orme, Browne, and Green. 1826. First edition.
vi, 157pp, [3]. With an engraved frontispiece and one engraved plate. Contemporary black half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt, T.E.G. Some rubbing to extremities, particularly to spine. Marbled endpapers, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 150.00
[HUDDESFORD, William]. The lives Of those eminent Antiquaries John Leland, Thomas Hearne, and Anthony a Wood; with An authentick Account of their respective Writings and Publications, from original papers. Printed at the Clarendon Press, for J. and J. Fletcher...And Joseph Pote. 1772. First edition.
In two volumes. vii, [1], 111, [113], 20, [2], iv, 139, [9]; [2], v, [3], 404, 58pp, [2]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume and a further nine engraved plates, three of which folding. Uncut in contemporary marbled boards, recently rebacked in calf. Heavy rubbing and some surface loss to boards. Recent armorial bookplates of 'G.A.B.D. Hacket' to both FEPs, eighteenth-century book label of the 'Book Society' (sadly unidentified) to FEP of Vol. I, frontispiece of Vol. I misbound, very occasional light marginal dust-soiling.
Price
£ 250.00
GOULD, John. Biographical dictionary of painters, sculptors, engravers, and architects, from the earliest ages to the present time; interspersed with original anecdotes... G. and A. Greenland. 1838. New edition.
In two volumes. [2], v, [1], xcvii, [1], 315, [1]; [1], 318-738pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, black morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. A trifle rubbed and marked. Book labels to FEPs of 'Edward Hitchcock', internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
[MURRAY, Lindley]. The power of religion on the mind, in retirement, affliction, and at the approach of death: exemplified in the testimonies and experience of persons distinguished by their greatness, learning, or virtue. Printed and Sold by Wilson, Spence, and Mawman. 1793. Sixth edition.
viii, 221pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, gilt, title in manuscript to spine. Rubbed, slight splitting to joints, loss to head, some marking to boards. Near contemporary, later, and recent ownership inscriptions to front blank fly-leaf, ink ownership inscription of 'Elizabeth Allen' to head of title, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 100.00
MACFARLANE, Charles. Popular customs, sports, and recollections of the south of Italy. Charles Knight & Co.. 1846. First edition.
v, [4], 10-224pp. With 15 engraved illustrations in the text. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, gilt, marbled edges. A trifle rubbed, spine sunned. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
[SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley]. The last night. New theatre, wickham-market. By the phoenix company of comedians, On Tuesday Evening, December 17th, 1799, Will be presented, A New Tragic Play, (written by R. B. Sheridan, Esq.) call'd, Pizarro...To which will be added, An Admired Entertainment, call'd The Spoil'd Child... Printed by R. Loder. [1799].
Single leaf broadside. Unevenly trimmed, shaving, with loss of a single character to left-hand margin and headline, vertical crease and central horizontal crease, slight chipping to head, several small holes to text with old glassine tape repairs to verso.
Price
£ 250.00
SOCIETY OF DILETTANTI. Report of the Committee of the Society of Dilettanti, appointed by the Society to superintend the expedition lately sent by them to Greece and Ionia... Printed by order of the Society for the use of the members, by W. Bulmer. 1814. First edition.
[2], 18pp. Parallel columns in Italian and English text. Stitched in original publisher's tan plain paper wrappers, paper label to upper cover reading; 'March, 1816 / A volume containing the unedited Antiquities of Attica will be / published early in May. - 200 Copies only will be taken off for Sale. / Those who are desirous of possessing the Work are requested to apply / to-' Slight marginal damp-staining, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 100.00
[VIRGIL], BARRETT, John. Virgil's fourth eclogue, the pollio, chiefly considered as a birthday astrological poem in honour of Augustus. Printed at the "Chronicle" Office. 1868. First edition.
[6], 10pp. With an engraved frontispiece depicting the zodiac. Original publisher's printed tan paper wrappers, later rebacked in tan cloth. Extremities dust-soiled and a trifle chipped, bottom corner of upper cover clipped. Paper repairs to bottom corners of front blank fly-leaf, frontispiece, title-page, and final three leaves of text, light marginal dust-soiling throughout.
Price
£ 150.00
GOUTER, [George]. The last act in the miraculous story of His Majesty King Charles the Second's escape out of the reach of his tyrannical enemies. J. Russell Smith. 1873. Second edition.
16pp. Original publisher's printed blue paper wrappers. Extremities dust-soiled and a trifle marked, remnant of adhesive label to upper cover, chipping to wrapper edges with loss to spine. Browning to title and terminal leaf, lightly foxed throughout.
Price
£ 75.00
[DENHAM, Lewis William]. Perpetua et felicitas: a rejected seatonian. Paternoster & Hales. 1898. First edition.
14pp. Disbound. Slightest of dust-soiling to title-page, horizontal crease to all leaves. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of drop-title; 'With best love from / The Author / (Hon Rev Lewis William / Denham. Aged 77. in / 1898.)
Price
£ 125.00
[THAMES CONSERVANCY]. Rules and bye-laws for the regulation of the Carriage of Explosive Substances on the River Thames and its tributaries, made under the authority of the explosives act, 1875. [E. F. Gooch & Son]. [1875]. First edition.
19pp, [1]. Stitched in original publisher's printed blue paper wrappers. Evidence to spine of having once been bound in larger volume, stab holes from original stitching present, slight loss to bottom of upper cover, else a well preserved copy.
Price
£ 75.00
[HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF LONDON]. Proceedings of the Horticultural Society of London. 1838. [s.n.]. [1838]. First edition.
13pp, [3]. Loosely gathered in original publisher's printed tan paper wrappers. A trifle creased and dust-soiled, slightest of chipping to leaf edges.
Price
£ 125.00
BAYLEY, F[rederick] W[illiam] N[aylor]. The French Revolution of 1830. A Comic Poem. Alfred Miller. 1830. First edition.
[2], 24pp. With half-title, an engraved portrait frontispiece and two engraved plates. Stitched in original publisher's printed paper wraps. Slight chipping to spine, spots of marking and foxing, very small worm-hole to lower cover passing through a majority of the text-block - in no instance touching text. Light offsetting, occasional foxing and creasing.
Price
£ 150.00
[NAPLETON, John]. Advice to a student in the university, concerning the qualifications and duties of a minister of the gospel in the church of England. Printed for Fletcher and Hanwell. 1795. First edition.
vi, [2], 147pp, [1]. With half-title. Disbound. A clean and crisp copy, with only the slightest of dust-soiling to half-title.
Price
£ 100.00
[NEWTON, Isaac]. FONTENELLE, M.. The life of Sir Isaac Newton; with an account of his writings.. Printed for James Woodman and David Lyon. 1728. First bi-lingual edition.
[2], 26, 23pp, [1]. [Bound within:] NEWTON, Isaac. The chronology of ancient kingdoms amended. To which is Prefix'd, A Short Chronicle from the First Memory of Things in Europe, to the Conquest of Persia by Alexander the Great. London. Printed for J. Tonson....and J. Osborn, 1728. First edition. xiv, [2], 376pp. With three folding engraved plates. Quarto. Contemporary calf, spine richly gilt. Rubbed, joints splitting and worn exposing binding cords. Without original lettering-piece. With the armorial bookplate of Hugo Meynell to FEP. Occasional marking to text.
Price
£ 1,500.00
TWISS, Travers. The oregon question examined, in respect to facts and the law of nations. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. 1846. First edition.
ix, [3], 391, [3], 32pp advertisements. With two folding maps, one hand-coloured in outline, and a terminal errata leaf. Original publisher's blind-decorated green cloth, titled in gilt. Slightest of rubbing to extremities, small chip to fore-edge of lower board, else a fine copy. Occasional spotting/marking, else clean and crisp. From library of John Scott, 3rd Earl of Eldon with his armorial bookplate to verso of FFEP and a fragment of paper with his name and address ('Hamilton Place') tipped in following FFEP.
Price
£ 750.00
MEREDITH, George. The tragic comedians. A study in a well-known story. Chapman and Hall. 1880. First edition.
In two volumes. [4], 199, [1]; [4], 181pp, [1]. With half-titles. First edition, first issue, with the original title-leaves dated 1880 intact. Published on 15th December 1880, the following year the publisher inserted cancelled titles dated 1881 into their remaining copies. Contemporary green half-morocco, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed and sunned, very small worm-hole to Vol. I spine, ink-spot to upper board of Vol. II. Marbled endpapers, ink ownership inscriptions of 'Halsey Ricardo / December 1884' to blank fly-leaves, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00