Recent Acquisitions

LADY WALLACE. The conduct of the king of prussia and general dumourier, investigated by lady wallace. Printed for J. Debrett. 1793. First edition.
[4], 156pp, [4]. With two terminal advertisement leaves. Uncut, partially unopened, stitched, as issued. Ink inscription to title-page, occasional spotting, dust-soiling, chipping to margins.
Price
£ 250.00
CASTLEREAGH, Robert Stewart, Viscount. Substance of a second speech of the marquis of londonderry...on the subject of the agricultural distress of the country, and the financial and other measures proposed for its relief... Printed for John Hatchard and Son. 1822. First edition.
78pp, [2]. With half-title and a terminal advertisement leaf. Unopened, stitched, as issued. Creased, lightly spotted, dust-soiling to margins. Author's own copy, from the recently dispersed library of Newbattle Abbey - though not identified as such.
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£ 200.00
CHAUMEREIX, Jean-Hugues Duroy de. Narrative of m. de chaumereix, who escaped from the massacres of aurai and vannes, after the expedition of quiberon, with observations on the public opinion in brittany. To which is added a prospectus for pasigraphy, or, first elements of the art of printing and writing in a language to be understood in all language without translation. From the printing-office of T. Baylis. 1795. First edition.
[2], 46, 4pp. Stitched, as issued. Very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 750.00
[BROUGHAM AND VAUX, Henry Brougham, Baron]. Observations on Mr. brougham's bill "for better providing the means of education for his majesty's subjects;" shewing it's inadequacy to the end proposed, and the danger which will arise from it to the causes of religious liberty. Printed by T. Bensley. 1821. First edition.
30pp, [2]. With half-title. Stitched, as issued. Lightly creased, spotted, and dust-soiled.
Price
£ 75.00
AESCHYLUS. The tragedies of aeschylus translated. By r. potter. Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell. 1779. Second edition, corrected, with notes.
In two volumes. [6], lxvi, [20], 254; [4], 383pp, [1]. With half-titles and a list of subscribers. Contemporary speckled calf. Contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Lightly rubbed, slight splitting to joints of Vol. II. Loss to FFEP of Vol. II, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
HOUSSAYE, Arsene. Les grandes dames. E. Dentu. 1868. First edition.
In four volumes. [4], viii, 387, [1]; [4], 379, [1]; [4], 363, [1]; [4], 366pp. With four engraved plates. Contemporary calf-backed marbled brown cloth boards, gilt. A trifle rubbed and marked. Marbled endpapers, lightly spotted, occasional toning to leaves.
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£ 100.00
POPE, A[lexander]. Selecta poemata italorum Qui Latine scripserunt. Cura conjusdam Anonymi Anno 1684 congesta, iterum in lucem data, una cum aliorum Italorum operibus, Accurante A. Pope. Impensis J. & P. Knapton. 1740.
In two volumes. [4]. 47, [1], 53-270; [8], 252pp. Titles in red and black. Contemporary speckled calf, morocco lettering-pieces, spines richly gilt. Rubbed, splitting to spines. Armorial bookplate of William Benson Earle to FEPs, very occasional light dust-soiling, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
[BALLADS]. A collection of old ballads. Corrected from the best and most Ancient Copies Extant. With introductions Historical, Critical, or Humorous. Printed for J. Roberts et al.. 1723. Second edition.
In three volumes. [4], viii, [2], 287, [1]; [4], xi, [5], 266, [2]; [4], xii, [6], 263pp, [1]. Vol. I is the second edition, Vols. II and III first editions, with the latter printed in 1725. Title leaf of Vol. III a cancel. With half-titles, an engraved frontispiece to each volume, and a further 42 engraved plates – with the frequently mutilated or removed ‘Swimming Lady’ plate. Handsomely bound in later gilt- tooled red morocco, A.E.G. Very marking to extremities. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplates to all FEPs of Sir Henry Cunliffe, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 950.00
HOLWELL, J.Z.. A genuine narrative of the deplorable deaths of the English Gentlemen, and Others, who were suffocated in the Black-Hole in Fort-William, at Calcutta, in the Kingdom of Bengal; in the Night succeeding the 20th Day of June, 1756. In a Letter to a Friend. Printed for A. Millar. 1758. First edition.
viii, 56pp. Finely bound in twentieth-century half-calf, marbled boards, gilt, by Root & Son. The slightest of rubbing to extremities, browning to title and final leaf, else a fine copy.
Price
£ 2,000.00
[CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY]. [Exam papers from Trinity College Cambridge]. [s.n.], [1832-35].
65 papers ranging between 2pp and 4pp. Final six papers (60-65) loosely inserted. Contemporary richly gilt-tooled red half-morocco, red cloth boards. A trifle rubbed, some light staining. Book-labels of William Kipling to pastedowns, recent inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, occasional contemporary inscriptions of John and William Kipling to blank versos, occasional manuscript annotations, some chipping and paper repairs to margins, spotted.
Price
£ 450.00
[SCHOOL OF ARTS]. The School of Arts, or Fountain of knowledge...also the royal physician, Being a general collection of most approved Recipes for every distemper incident to the human body. And Approved Rules for managing Husbandry affairs during the 12 months of the year. Printed and Sold by J. Bailey, [s.d., c.1800].
64, 61-72pp. Text continuous despite pagination. Uncut, stitched, as issued, in original publisher's blue printed paper wrappers. Extremities worn, loss to spine and lower corner of upper panel, creased and a trifle marked. Ink-stamp of 'E,P*WISE' to head of title-page, title and contents page trimmed at foot - with possible loss to imprint, occasional chipping/small holes to margins.
Price
£ 375.00
YARDLEY, Robert. Glorious fun, displayed in pasquinades, Upon the Case of yardley v. craven, in the court of exchequer, alias vindex v. veterator: or, diamond cut diamond. The jockey outwitted in the court of hanaper. Printed by T. Wilkinson. 1828. First edition.
32pp. Uncut, stitched, as issued, in original publisher's blue paper wrappers. Loss to spine, chipping to wrapper edges. Very small hole to leaf p.9-10 - touching text without loss, lightly dust-soiled, foxed.
Price
£ 250.00
CARD, Henry. Literary recreations. Printed by W. Wilson. 1809. First edition.
[4], 299pp, [5]. With two final publisher's advertisement leaves. Handsomely bound in contemporary burgundy straight-grain morocco, tooled in gilt and blind, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed, very slight split to head of upper joint. Contemporary inked ownership inscription to title page, some loss to margins of leaves D6 and S7-8, foxed and browned.
Price
£ 250.00
[TURNPIKE ACTS]. Anno regni georgii III. regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, decimo tertio. At the Parliament begun at Westminster, the Tenth Day of May, Anno Domini 1768.... Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan. 1773.
104pp, [14]. [Bound with:] Anno regni georgii III. regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, decimo Quarto. At the Parliament begun at Westminster, the Tenth Day of May, Anno Domini 1768... London. Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1776. 19pp, [1]. With half-title. [And:] Anno regni georgii III. regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, decimo sexto. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the Twenty-ninth Day of November, Anno Domini 1774... London. Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1776. [2], 23-29pp, [1]. 8vo. Contemporary marbled paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, recently rebacked in calf. Boards rubbed, spine sunned. Armorial bookplate with the motto 'Data Fata Sequutus' to FEP, very occasional inked annotations, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 200.00
[POLITICS]. [A sammelband of pamphlets and articles by H.O. Arnold-Forster]. [1884-1886].
8vo and quarto. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Very occasional light spotting, inked ownership inscription of H. O. Arnold-Forster to FEP.
Price
£ 650.00
COALE, Josiah. The books And Divers epistles Of the Faithful servant of the lord Josiah Coale; Collected and Published, as it was desired by him the Day of his departure out of the Life. [s.n.], Printed in the Year 1671.
28, 33-104, 152, 269-344pp. Complete despite erratic pagination. Contemporary sheep. Extremities worn and marked, loss to head and foot of spine, splitting to upper joint, remnants of metal clasps and some surface loss to boards, worm-holes in places. Pastedowns sprung, inked ownership inscription of 'William Steevens 1809' to FEP, without FFEP, later inked ownership inscription of 'Rebeccah Steevens' to foot of title-page, leaves B2-B3 detached with chipping to edges, leaves Hhh1-Hhh2 working loose, occasional worming to margins.
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£ 1,500.00
[SMITH, Horace]. Brambletye house; or, cavaliers and roundheads. A novel. Henry Colburn. 1826. First edition.
In three volumes. [2], 378; [2], 399, [1]; [2], 413pp, [1]. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, gilt. A trifle rubbed. Contemporary inked ownership inscriptions of 'Lawford / Downhill' to head of all titles, occasional private library blind-stamps, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 150.00
LA MOTTE-FOUQUE, [Friedrich Heinrich Karl Freiherr] de. Sintram and his companions: a romance. C. and J. Ollier..and William Blackwood. 1820. First edition in English.
[4], xiv, 267pp, [1]. With half-title. Contemporary navy half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt, T.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 125.00
ANACREON. Le odi di anacreonte tradotte in versi italiani da eritisco pilenejo. [Bodoni]. [1793].
[2], viii, 100pp. Contemporary richly gilt-tooled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, damp-staining to head of first gathering, else internally clean and crisp
Price
£ 200.00
MIDDLETON, Conyers. The life of m. tulius cicero. Printed for W. Baynes and Son et al.. 1823.
In two volumes. [3], vi-xxx, [1], 32-444; [2], 466pp. Without half-titles. Handsomely bound by T. H. Skelton of Southampton in contemporary gilt-tooled calf, marbled edges. A trifle rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Marbled endpapers, short closed tear to head of leaf B1, Vol. II, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 250.00