Recent Acquisitions

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
ADAMS, W. H. Davenport. Battle stories from British and European history. Swan Sonnenschein and Co.. c.1900. Seventh edition.
x, [3], 14-464pp. With half-title, and illustrated frontispiece and numerous illustrated plates. Original publisher's blind-stamped pictorial red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, A.E.G. Slight loss and splitting to head and foot of sunned spine. Decorated endpapers, recent armorial bookplate of Cefntilla to FEP alongside pencil ownership inscription of 'Raglan', lightly foxed.
Price
£ 50.00
[DR WILLIAMS' LIBRARY]. Catalogue of the library in Red Cross Street, Cripplegate; founded pursuant to the will of the Reverend Daniel Williams, D. D. who died in the year 1716. Printed and Sold by Richard and John E. Taylor. 1841. First edition.
In two volumes. viii, 420; [2], 438pp. Recent green cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle marked. Internally clean and crisp but for light marginal damp-staining and browning to first three gatherings of Vol. II.
Price
£ 275.00
SMITH, Adam. The whole works of adam smith, LL.D. F.R.S. &c. In five volumes. Printed for J. Richardson and Co.. 1822. First duodecimo edition.
Five volumes. Handsomely bound in contemporary regency green calf, spines and borders richly gilt, contrasting double red morocco lettering-pieces. Marbled edges. Rubbed, with a little chipping to the label of Vol I. Occasional quire protrudes from text block.
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£ 2,000.00
THOMAS, [Antoine Leonard]. Essai sur le caractere, les moeurs et l'esprit des femmes dans les differens siecles. Chez Moutard: Chez Franc. Grasset & Comp.. 1772.
vi, 189pp, [3]. With half-title and an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. A trifle rubbed, slight splitting to upper joint. Contemporary ownership inscription of 'C: Cookson' to FEP, and 'C. Cookson 1789 achete a Geneve' to head of title, light offsetting, small marginal paper flaw to A1, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 250.00
HORSIN DEON, [Simon]. De la conservation et de la restauration des tableux... Chez Hector Bossange. 1851. First edition.
viii, 234pp. Recent tan plain paper wrappers. Very minor wear to extremities. Internally immaculate, a fine copy.
Price
£ 100.00
[VOLTAIRE]. Discorso fatto dal sig. di Voltaire, istoriografo di Francia, In occasione del suo ricevimento nell' accademia Francese, In vece del Presidente Bouhier Il Lunedi 9. Maggio 1746. [s.n.]. [1746].
35pp, [1]. Recent marbled paper boards, red morocco lettering-piece to upper board. Slightest of wear to extremities. Occasional light foxing.
Price
£ 100.00
[DU LARENS, Henri-Joseph]. Le Compere Mathieu, ou Les Bigarrures de L'Esprit Humain. Chez les Marchands de Nouveautes. 1797.
Four volumes bound as two. [4], 264; [2], ii, 256; ii, 244; [2], 215pp, [1]. With five engraved plates. Nineteenth-century green half-cloth, marbled paper boards. Slightest of wear to extremities. Ink annotations to endpapers, expertly repaired tears to title and first contents leaf of Vol. III, occasional light foxing.
Price
£ 200.00
THOUAR, Pietro. La sposa e la madre. Scelta di Prose e Poesie di scrittori antichi e moderni intorno al matrimonio lettura per le donzelle e donativo di nozze. Felice le Monnier. 1846. Second edition.
viii, 482pp, [1]. With half-title. Unopened in original publisher's printed paper wrappers, publisher's blind-stamp to upper cover. Slightest of rubbing and creasing, a trifle marked. Internally immaculate, a near fine copy.
Price
£ 150.00
SANGAR, J. T.. Victory over Sin and Death! A sermon, preached in the Churches of St. Werburgh and St. James; Bristol, On Sunday, January, 12, 1812, On occasion of the Death of Miss French, Who departed this Life on the 31st, Dec, 1811, In the 26th Year of her Age...Published for the Benefit of a Near Relation of the Deceased. Sold by Longman, Hurst, & Co. et al.. [1812]. First edition.
104pp. With half-title. [Bound after:] BIDDULPH, Thomas T[regenna]. Life a vapour! St. James IV. Being the substance of a sermon...on the death of Mr. John Marker. Bristol. Printed and Sold by W. Bulgin, 1802. Second edition. 33pp, [1]. [And:] BIDDULPH, Thomas T[regenna]. Hezekiah's charge to the congregation of Judah. 2 Chron. xxix. 31. A sermon preached before the Grateful Society, in All Saints'-Church, Bristol, on Thursday, Nov. 13, 1800, being the anniversary of the nativity of the late Edward Colston, Esq. Bristol. Printed and Sold by W. Bulgin, [1800]. First edition. 32pp, [4]. With half-title. [And:] BIDDULPH, Thomas T[regenna]. A message from the tomb; being the substance of a sermon...On the death of George Gieves. Bristol. Printed and Sold by W. Bulgin, 1802. First edition. [4], 36pp. With half-title. 8vo. Later cloth-backed drab paper boards. Extremities rubbed and marked. Upper hinge exposed with board working loose, slight loss to bottom margin of B2 of first work, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
[GILPIN, Joshua]. A monument of parental affection to a dear and only son. Printed by and for F. Houlston and Son. 1811. Fourth edition.
xi, [1], 13-178pp, [2]. With half-title and a terminal advertisement leaf. [Bound with:] GIRDLESTONE, C[harles]. The social conduct of a Christian considered in discourses addressed to an individual. Oxford. Printed by W. Baxter, 1828. Second edition. xi, [1], 148pp. Short tear and some loss to gutter margin of title with leaf separating from text-block. 8vo. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbing and marking to spine. Ink annotation to FEP, ownership inscription of 'C. Cole' to half-title, foxed throughout.
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£ 75.00
TENNYSON, C[harles]. Observations on the proceedings respecting the queen, addressed to his constituents. Printed for J. Ridgway & Sons. 1820. Second edition.
[4], 52pp. [Bound with:] TENNYSON, Charles. Speech of Charles Tennyson, Esq. in the House of Commons, May 19, 1828, on Mr. Nicholson Calvert's motion to substitute the hundred of Bassetlaw for the town of Birmingham, in the bill for disfranchising the borough of East Retford. London. Published at the Office of the Mirror of Parliament, 1829. Fourth edition. 41pp, [1]. 8vo. Recent green cloth, lettered in gilt. Slightest of rubbing, spine a trifle sunned. Armorial bookplate of 'Baron Hambro' to FEP, lightly foxed.
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£ 100.00
BRODBECK, Ernst Konrad. Q. D. B. V. disputatio inauguralis medica de rhachitide quam gratia divina assistente ex decreto facultatis medicae praeside D. Alexandro Camerario...eruditorum examini publico submittit Ernestus Conradus Brodbeck... Litteris Schrammianis. [1735]. First edition.
28pp. Recent green cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Private library shelf-marks in manuscript to head of title, article clipping from a 1954 issue of 'Current Medical Digest' bound-in, a trifle browned. From the library of British physiologist John Yudkin (1910-1995), with his bookplate to FEP.
Price
£ 75.00
MURRAY, Lindley. English grammar, adapted to the different classes of learners: with an appendix, containing rules and observations, for assisting the more advanced students to write with perspicuity and accuracy. Printed for T. Tegg and Son et al.. 1838.
328pp. Contemporary tree-calf, gilt. Slightest of rubbing to extremities, else a fine copy. Ink-spotting to first leaf of introduction, unravelling to cord place marker, else clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
DELISLE DE SALES, Jean-Baptiste-Claude. Paradoxes par un citoyen. Premiere partie. [s.n.]. 1775. First edition.
xii, 13-123, [9], 269-276pp. Uncut in original publisher's plain paper wrappers. Substantial loss to spine, text-block holding firm by cords. Internally clean and crisp, a very good copy.
Price
£ 100.00
MUSGRAVE, William. De arthritide anomala, sive interna dissertatio... Apud Wetstenios. 1710. Editio secunda [i.e. second edition].
[16], 391pp, [17]. Title in red and black. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities a trifle discoloured. bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FFEP, very small hole to text of K3 - without loss of sense, leaves lightly toned/foxed. Formerly of the Radcliffe collections, with their armorial bookplate to FEP.
Price
£ 500.00