Recent Acquisitions

[GASTINEAU, Henry]. Wales illustrated, in a series of views, Comprising the Picturesque Scenery, Towns, Castles, Seats of the Nobility & Gentry, Antiquities, &c. Engraved on Steel from Original Drawings by Henry Gastineau. Accompanied by historical and topographical descriptions. Published by Jones & Co.. 1830. First edition.
[4], 20pp, [80]. With an engraved title-page and 88 engraved views on 44 plates. [Bound with:] South Wales illustrated, in a series of views... London. Published by Jones & Co., [1831]. [140]pp. With an engraved title-page and 136 engraved views on 68 plates. Quarto. Contemporary burgundy half-morocco, tan cloth boards, gilt, A.E.G. Rubbing to extremities with some surface loss. Marbled endpapers, ink ownership inscriptions to head of both engraved titles, lightly foxed throughout.
Price
£ 175.00
[SAVILE, John]. Les reports de Sir John Savile Chevalier, Nadgairis Baron de l'Exchequer, de Divers Special Cases cybien en le Court de common bank, Come l'exchequer En le Temps de Royne Elizabeth... Printed for George Pawlet, and are to be Sold by Robert Vincent. 1688.
[12], 136pp, [16]. With initial licence leaf and a terminal advertisement leaf. Recent calf-backed marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Very occasional marginal annotations in an early hand, lightly foxed and browned throughout.
Price
£ 150.00
MAIN, James. Cottage gardening. Printed William Clowes and Sons. 1842. First offprint edition.
24pp. Stitched, as issued. Light browning to title, a trifle foxed, overall a very good copy.
Price
£ 50.00
SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley. Pizarro; a tragedy, in five acts; as performed at the theatre royal in Drury-Lane: taken from the german drama of kotzebue; and adapted to the english stage. Printed for James Ridgway. 1799. First edition.
[8], 76pp, [4]. Without two terminal advertisement leaves. Final line of Act 4 [p. 64] reads: "No!---thought and memory are my Hell.", a variant edition reads: "No living---thought and memory are my Hell." Recent plain paper wrappers. Slight chipping to spine. Title-page a trifle dust-soiled and working loose, small marginal hole to G3, very light damp-staining to latter half of text-block.
Price
£ 50.00
[HOME, John]. Douglas: a tragedy. As it is acted at the theatre-royal in covent-garden. Printed for A. Millar. 1757.
[6], 70pp, [2]. Without half-title. Disbound. Light of browning and occasional dust-soiling, slight marginal loss to A2.
Price
£ 75.00
BURGES, Mary Anne. The progress of the pilgrim good-intent, in Jacobinical Times. Printed for John Hatchard and Son. 1822. Tenth edition.
xii, 191pp, [1]. Contemporary marbled calf, supralibros in blind to upper board of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. Without lettering-piece, rubbing to spine with slight loss to head and foot. Ink ownership inscriptions to FFEP and head of title, lightly foxed, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
SCOTT, Job. Journal of the life, travels, and gospel labours, of that faithful servant, and minister of christ, job scott. Re-printed for, and Sold by W. Leicester. 1798.
[2], x, 281pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, gilt. Heavily rubbed, splitting to joints and spine with loss to head and foot. Ink ownership inscription to FFEP, lightly foxed, overall internally clean and crisp. From the recently dispersed library of Hugh Selbourne, with neat ink-stamps to verso of title and margin of p51.
Price
£ 100.00
TURNER, Dawson. Muscologiae hibernicae spicilegium. J. Black. Sumptibus Auctoris. 1804. First edition.
[4], xi, [1], 200pp, xiv, With 16 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary red half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. A trifle rubbed, boards a little darkened, neat repair to head of spine. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplates of 'Rev. I. G. Spurgeon' to FEP. Presentation copy, inscribed 'A present from the author to I.G. Spurgeon' to head of blank fly-leaf.
Price
£ 1,000.00
[AMATORY POETRY]. Amatory poetry; or, the effusions of love: consisting of a new and elegant collection of the most choice and esteemed pieces of sentiment and humour. Printed for E. Barrett. 1824.
xii, 244pp. With engraved frontispiece ('The bower of bliss'). Uncut in original pink printed paper-covered boards. Worn, with extremities, paper covering to spine largely lost/marked.
Price
£ 300.00
[NEALE, Hannah]. Amusement hall; or, an easy introduction to the attainment of useful knowledge. Printed for and Sold by T. Gardiner. 1797. Second edition.
[4], 146pp, [2]. With half-title, a terminal advertisement leaf, and an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary speckled calf, paper lettering-piece with title in manuscript, gilt. Rubbed, loss to spine, joints split with lower board held by single cord only, surface loss to boards. Near contemporary manuscript notes to front endpapers, near contemporary ownership inscriptions of M. E. Swann' to head of half-title and title-page, tear to text of B - without loss of sense, occasional light spotting. From the recently dispersed library of Hugh Selbourne, with neat ink-stamps to verso of title and margin of p51.
Price
£ 150.00
[SIDDONS, Mrs.]. The last night but two of Mrs. Siddons's acting. For the Benefit of Mr. Glassington, Prompter. Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, Thus present Friday, June 26. 1812 willbe acted Shakspeare's Play of Measure for Measure... [s.n.]. [1812].
Single leaf broadside, printed on one side only. Very slight chipping to margins, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 250.00
IRVING, Washington. Sketch of william roscoe. Printed by Harris and Company. [1853]. First edition.
15pp, [1], iv. Stitched, without original wrappers. Slightest of dust-soiling and marking to title-page and terminal leaf, overall a near fine copy.
Price
£ 150.00
EHRENREICH, Paul. Die allgemeine Mythologie und ihre ethnologischen Grundlagen. J. C. Hinrich' sche Buchhandlung. 1910. First edition.
vi, [1], 288pp. Contemporary half green cloth, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Slight rubbing and marking to extremities. Light foxing to title, occasional pencil annotations, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
PRINCE, C[harles] Leeson. Observations upon the topography and climate of crowborough hill, sussex. Farncombe & Co.. 1898. Second edition.
[2], 312pp. With an illustrated frontispiece and seven plates. Bound by Barber of Lewes in contemporary half-vellum, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Extremities a trifle rubbed and soiled. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, ink inscription to FEP of; 'Capt. King / Isfield Place / with the author's kind regards / 2 Oct 1898'.
Price
£ 75.00
[GALT, John]. Annals of the parish; or the chronicle of dalmailing; during the ministry of the rev. micah balwhidder. Written by himself... Printed for William Blackwood...and T. Cadell. 1822. Second edition.
[8], 400pp. With half-title and 12pp terminal publisher's catalogue. Uncut in original publisher's green cloth-backed tan paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. A trifle rubbed, with some loss to lettering-piece and bumped corners. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
EDDINGTON, A[rthur] S[tanley]. Stellar movements and the structure of the universe. Macmillan and Co.. 1914.
x, 266pp, [2]. With half-title, frontispiece, three plates, and a terminal advertisement leaf. Original publisher's blind-stamped navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed. Bookplate and shelf-labels (with cancel marks) of the John Bright Library, Bootham School, York to front endpapers, frontispiece detached, occasional light browning.
Price
£ 50.00
CLEVELAND, Charles. Exchange tables, showing the value in dollars and cents of any sum of exchange on london, from one penny to five thousand pounds sterling. Commencing at par, and progressing by 1/4 to twelve per cent. Advance. Josiah Loring. 1838. Second edition.
37pp, [6]. Original publisher's half-sheep, marbled boards, printed paper lettering-piece to upper board. Rubbed, substantial loss to spine. Ink ownership inscription to head of title; 'John Wedgwood Jones, St. (?)Windley / Oct. 22nd 1840', light dust-soiling, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
FIELDING, C[harles] H[enry]. Memories of malling and its valley: with A fauna and flora of Kent. Henry C. H. Oliver. 1893. First edition.
xiv, 291pp, [1]. With half-title, a photographic frontispiece, two plates, and a folding map. 6pp booklet listing subscribers loosely inserted. Original publisher's blue buckram, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, loss to head of spine, slightest of splitting to upper joint. Decorated endpapers, light spotting to frontispiece and title, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
[ROYAL AMPHITHEATRE, WESTMINSTER BRIDGE]. Positively the last night but one. For the benefit of Miss Scott Evans. Royal Amphitheatre, Westminster Bridge. Miss Scott Evans most respectfully informers her friends and the public that her benefit is fixed for Thursday, Oct 21st, 1802.....in the course of the evening will be presented A grand and extensive Variety of Entertainments; Particularly, for that Night only, a new ballet, (Composed by Mons. Joubert) called The Miller. Rutter and Barnes, Printers. [1802].
Single leaf broadside, printed on one side only. Somewhat creased.
Price
£ 250.00
[ORNITHOLOGY]. Natural history of birds; containing a familiar survey of the feathered creation, for the amusement and instruction of youth. Printed for John Chappell. c.1820.
40pp. With a hand-coloured woodcut frontispiece and 14 woodcut illustrations in the text. Original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Some marking and slight chipping to extremities. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 300.00