Recent Acquisitions

[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
SHELDRAKE, T[imothy]. A description of the theory and properties of inclined plane wheels, by which power and velocity will be increased, and friction diminished, in any machinery into which they can be introduced; and by this means The Effect of such Machinery will be greatly increased. Printed for Messrs. Egerton...Taylor...and Asperne. 1811. First edition.
[4], iv, 86pp, [3]. With a half-title, and three engraved plates (one folding). With two terminal advertisement leaves (numbered 42-44) bound in from another work, the first of which pasted to the verso of final leaf of text. Later red cloth-backed marbled boards, earlier printed paper lettering-piece to upper board. Extremities rubbed and a trifle soiled, small tear to foot of spine. Without front and rear free-endpapers, offsetting from plates, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 250.00
SCOTT, Thomas. Essays on the most important subjects in religion. Printed by D. Jaques. 1794. First edition.
[4], 326pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed, wear to boards. Later book-label of 'John Roper, Maidenhead' to FEP, pasted above ink ownership inscription 'Wm. Spurnett / Bot at a sale', very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
[REYNOLDS, Henry Revell]. An address to the ladies, From a Young Man. Printed for T. Cadell, Junior, and W. Davies. 1796. Second edition.
xii, 100pp. With a tipped-in errata slip. Contemporary vellum-tipped printed paper boards of the J. Burgess Circulating Library, Hinckley, recently rebacked in calf. Boards rubbed and soiled. Without FFEP, inked ownership inscription of 'E. Smith / May 30th / 1846' to head of title, later inked shelf-labels and recent inked annotation providing author's name to same, occasional early inked highlighting/corrections to text, light spotting.
Price
£ 750.00
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
CAMPBELL, George. The Irish land. Part I. - A visit in the spring. Part II. - A visit in the autumn. Trubner and Co.. 1869. First edition.
vii, [1], 190pp, [2]. Original publisher's green cloth, gilt. Small paper label to spine. Very slight rubbing. Ink ownership inscriptions to FEP and FFEP, occasional marginal spotting.
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
BALLANTYNE, R[obert] M[ichael]. The rover of the andes: A tale of adventure in south america. James Nisbet & Co.. 1885. First edition.
vii, [1], 431, [1], 8pp. With an engraved frontispiece, an additional engraved title-page, and four engraved plates. Original publisher's pictorial cloth, gilt. Rubbed and a trifle marked/sunned. Contemporary ink gift inscription to verso of FFEP, very lightly dust-soiled, occasional marginal chipping.
Price
£ 75.00
LORRAIN, Reginald A[rthur]. Five years in unknown jungles for god and empire... Lakher Pioneer Mission. [1913]. First edition.
xii, 274pp, [2]. With half-title, a monochrome photographic frontispiece, 29 monochrome photographic illustrations, and a map. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed and sunned. Short tear to head of leaf B8, lightly spotted.
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
BOWNAS, Samuel. A description of the qualifications Necessary to A Gospel Minister, containing Advice to Ministers and Elders, how to conduct themselves in their Conversations, and various Services, according to their Gifts in the Church of Christ. Printed by Luke Hinde. 1750. First edition.
ix, [1], 11-112pp. Contemporary panelled calf. Rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Later armorial bookplate of 'Henry Birkbeck'to FEP, ink ownership inscription to FFEP; 'This Book / belongs to / Henry Gurney', light spotting.
Price
£ 100.00
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
OPIE, Mrs. [Amelia]. Mrs. opie's new tales. White lies; the welcome home, or, The Ball. Published by Truchy. 1833.
[4], 312pp. With half-title and an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary diced calf, gilt, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
J. W. P.. A letter To Some divines, Concerning the Question, Whether god since Christ's Ascension, doth any more Reveal himself to Mankind by the means of Divine Apparitions? With an Exact Account of what God hath bestowed upon a Noble Maid, from her Seventh Year, until Now, MDCXCI. Written Originally in High-Dutch, and now set forth in English by the Editor of the laws of paradise, newly Published. Printed, and Sold by John Whitlock. 1695. First edition.
[44], 129pp, [1]. Late nineteenth-century calf, tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed and marked. Contemporary ink annotations to foot of title-page and margin of p.65, errata on terminal page struck-through in ink, some occasional shaving to affecting running-titles, signatures, and catch-words, very occasionally touching text, without loss of sense.
Price
£ 1,250.00
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
BUNYAN, John. The holy war, made by shaddai upon diabolus, For the Regaining of the metropolis of the world; Or, the Losing and taking Again of the Town of Mansoul. Printed by A. Weir. 1777.
276pp. Contemporary straight-grained calf, tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges, upper joint neatly reinforced. Rubbed and a trifle marked. Marbled endpapers, foxed and browned throughout.
Price
£ 125.00
JAMES, [Thomas] J[ames]. James improved arithmetical tables. Arithmetical and commercial tables, for the use of schools: to which are added rules for mental arithmetic, Forms of Receipts & Promissory Notes, explanation of latin & french words & phrases. Jarrold and Sons. 1855. Eighth edition.
36pp. Original publisher's yellow printed wrappers. A trifle chipped to spine, slightly creased and a little marked, occasional spotting else internally crisp.
Price
£ 200.00