Recent Acquisitions

BEKKER, Balthazar. The World Bewitch'd; or, An Examination of the Common Opinions concerning spirits: Their Nature, Power, Administration, and Operations. As also, The Effects Men are able to produce by their Communication. Divided into IV Parts...Translated from a French Copy, approved of and subscribed by the Author's own Hand. Printed for R. Baldwin. 1695. First English edition.
[84]. 264pp. With blank A1, and half-title. Contemporary speckled sheep, spine richly gilt. Lightly rubbed, upper board a trifle warped, small chip at head of spine, else a clean copy. Without RFEP, manuscript shelfmarks to FFEP, with the bookplate of 'The Most Honble.William Marquis of Lothian' to both FEP and REP.
Price
£ 3,750.00
[NORTH AFRICA]. Marocco, Algeria and Tunis with parts of Senegal and the military territories of the Western Sudan. Edward Stanford. [1908].
Printed folding map mounted on cloth, pasted into original publisher's green buckram boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Boards a trifle marked, ink-stamps and shelf numbers of the Board of Customs Library to lettering-piece and verso of map, lightly browned, single ink annotation marking Cefalu, Sicily.
Price
£ 75.00
[COURTSHIP]. A dialogue between Honest John And loving Kate: with Their contrivance for marriage, and way to get a livelihood. Part the first. Printed by A. Swindells, [s.d., c.1820].
15pp, [1]. With a woodcut vignette to title. [Together with:] A dialogue between honest john and Loving Kate: With their contrivance for marriage, and way to get a livelihood. Part second. Manchester. Printed by A. Swindells, [s.d., c.1820]. 15pp, [1]. With a woodcut vignette to title. 12mo. Folded and unopened as issued. Dust-soiling and chipping to margins, spotting to title of second part.
Price
£ 150.00
RERESBY, Tamworth. A collection of letters, Extracted from the most Celebrated French authors. Viz. The Chevalier de Mere, Boursault, Fontenelle, Balzac, Count Buffy, Voiture, Costar, Boileau. Adorn'd with that Variety of Subjects, as will not serve only for the entertainment of those who have made some advances in the French Language, but also for their Instruction in a polite manner of writing. Made English by Tamworth Reresby, Esq. Printed by T. Howlatt, for J. Graves. 1715. First edition.
[16], 309pp, [10]. With five preliminary contents leaves (Aa-5) bound at end. Contemporary panelled sheep. Rubbed, with some surface loss, short split to upper joint at head of spine. Early ink inscription 'Glynn' to FEP, some browning/marginal staining to text.
Price
£ 450.00
SAMOUELLE, George. A nomenclature of british entomology, or a catalogue of above 4,000 species of the classes crustacea, myriapoda, spiders, mites and insects, alphabetically arranged, and intended as labels for cabinets of british insects, &c. from the entomologist's Useful Compendium. Printed for Thomas Boys. 1819. First separate edition.
[2], 44pp. Printed on one side of leaf only. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, gilt, marbled edges. A trifle rubbed. Armorial bookplate of John W. Stewart to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 450.00
WILSON, John. Sentimental scenes, selected from celebrated plays; and calculated to promote morality, the knowledge of mankind, facility in articulate reading, and gracefulness in public speaking. Accompanied with a great variety of plain, figurative, and impassioned paragraphs; which, it is hoped, will prove useful elocutionary exercises. Printed for the author, by James Muirhead. 1809. Second edition.
vii, [1], 216pp. Contemporary sheep, gilt. Heavily worn, surface loss, splitting to joints. Near contemporary inked ownership inscriptions to front endpapers, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 200.00
JOHNSON, Samuel. Julian's arts To Undermine and Extirpate christianity. Together With Answers to Constantius the Apostate, and Jovian. Printed by J[ohn] D[arby] for the Author. 1689. First edition.
[8], xv, [1], 214pp, [2]. With a half-title and a terminal errata leaf. Contemporary blind-tooled sheep. Extremities heavily worn, some surface loss to boards. Pastedowns sprung, contemporary inked ownership inscription to head of title;' E Libris Joh: Kenton e Coll Magd:', slight loss to lower corner of leaf E5, occasional light marginal dam-staining.
Price
£ 150.00
[HUDDESFORD, George]. Salmagundi; a miscellaneous combination of original poetry: consisting of illusions of fancy; amatory, elegiac, lyrical, epigrammatical, and other palatable ingredients. Printed by T. Bensley...For T. Payne et al.. 1791. First edition.
[6], 151pp, [3]. With an additional engraved title-page and a terminal errata leaf. Early twentieth-century half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed. Additional engraved title-page foxed, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 100.00
THOMSON, W[illiam] M[cCLure]. The land and the book; or, biblical illustrations drawn from the manners and customs, the scenes and the scenery of the holy land. T. Nelson and Sons. 1862.
718pp. With an engraved coloured frontispiece, 11 engraved coloured plates, numerous engraved illustrations in the text, and an engraved folding map of Palestine. Original publisher's brown buckram, stamped in gilt and blind. A trifle marked, spine sunned. Later armorial bookplate of Henry Birkbeck to FEP, contemporary ownership inscription to FFEP, foxed.
Price
£ 50.00
[CHARLES, Elizabeth Rundle]. Wanderings over bible lands and seas. T. Nelson and Sons. 1866. Second edition.
[2], 301pp, [1]. With half-title, a photographic frontispiece, an additional title-page with photographic vignette, and an engraved folding map and a illustrated folding panorama of Jerusalem. Original publisher's maroon cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Lightly rubbed and marked, heavily sunned. Later armorial bookplate of Henry Birkbeck to FEP, contemporary ink gift inscription to FFEP, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 50.00
[MASQUERADE]. Selections from the masquerade; A Collection of enigmas, logogriphs, charades, rebuses, queries, and transpositions. Published by Baker & Fletcher. 1826. First edition.
[4], 215pp, [1]. With an engraved title-page. Original publisher's red roan-backed printed paper boards. Rubbed and marked. Upper hinge exposed, without front and rear free-endpapers, small hole to margin of I6, loss to lower corner of K8 - just clipping text, without loss of sense, foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
MCLEOD, W[alter]. The geography of palestine, or The Holy Land, including phoenicia and philistia; with a description of the towns and places in asia minor visited by the apostles... Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. 1854. Ninth edition.
xii, 105pp, [3]. With half-title, a terminal advertisement leaf, and a hand-coloured engraved map of Palestine bound as frontispiece. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth. Spine sunned. Internally clean and crisp
Price
£ 50.00
KNOX, Vicesimus. Essays moral and literary. Printed and sold by James Decker. 1800.
In three volumes. [12], 366; [6], 364; [6], 365pp, [1]. Original publisher's vellum-backed cream paper boards, contrasting blue calf lettering-pieces. Extremities lightly marked. Small hole to p.189-190, Vol. I - touching text with slight loss of sense, very occasional light spotting, browning, and marginal chipping.
Price
£ 350.00
YOUNG, John. The duty of relieving the indigent and distressed. A sermon, preached at edinburgh, may 2. 1795. Printed by George Caw, for the author. 1795. First edition.
[2], 32pp. With half title. Recent marbled paper wrappers, new endpapers. Original stab holes visible, with related marginal tear to half-title. Some browning and marking, especially to half-title.
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£ 300.00
FENELON, Francois de Salignac de La Mothe-. Extracts from the religious works of Monsr francois salignac de la mothe fenelon, archbishop of cambray. Translated from the original french by miss marshall. Published by J. Hatchard. 1809. First edition.
xvi, 291pp, [1]. With half-title and a list of subscribers. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, slight splitting to joints, occasional spotting, ink gift inscription dated 1814 to head of title-page.
Price
£ 150.00
PORTAL, Antione. Observations sur la nature et sur le traitement du rachitisme, ou des courbures de la colonne vertebrale, et de celles des extremities superieures et inferieures. Chez Merlin. 1797. First edition.
viii, 388pp. With half-title. Contemporary sheep, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt, marbled endpapers. Rubbed, spine discoloured. Half-title browned, leaves lightly toned/spotted. From the library of British physiologist John Yudkin (1910-1995), with his bookplate to FEP.
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£ 200.00
ROUPPE, Louis. De morbis navigantium, liber unus. Accedit observatio de effectu extracti cicutae storkiano in cancro. Apud Theodorum Haak. 1764. First edition.
[8], 338pp, [2]. With a terminal errata leaf. Contemporary limp vellum, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities rubbed and discoloured, remnants of cloth ties. Upper board held by front endpapers only, bookplate of Luis Bardon, Madrid to FEP, recent bookplate of British physiologist John Yudkin (1910-1995) to recto of FFEP, small hole to leaf X6 - with loss of catch-word on p.331, leaves toned, occasional early ink underlining, manuscript index to RFEP.
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£ 375.00
PEKELHARING, C[ornelis] A[drianus]. WINKLER, C[ornelis]. Beri-beri: researches concerning its nature and cause and the means of its arrest. John Bale, Sons & Danielsson Ltd.. [1893]. First edition in English.
xiii, [3], 160pp. With half-title and 12 colour plates. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Recent bookplate of John Yudkin to FEP, near contemporary ink ownership inscription to title-page, else clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
BALME, [Claude]. Traite historique et pratique du scorbut, chez l'homme et les animaux... Chez L'Auteur et al.. 1819. First edition.
[6], 336pp. With half-title. Recent decorated paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities a trifle rubbed. Foxed. From the library of British physiologist John Yudkin (1910-1995), with his bookplate to FEP. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of half-title.
Price
£ 250.00
[LITURGY, English]. The book of common prayer, and administration of the sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the church, according to the use of the United Church of England and Ireland: together with the proper lessons for sundays and other holy-days, and a new version of the psalms of david. Printed at the University Press. Sold by E. Gardner and Son, Oxford Bible Warehouse. 1851.
[378]ff. Beautifully bound in contemporary purple velvet, with gilt-metal edging, clasp and upper-board lettering-piece ('Church Services'), with elaborate triple silk ribbon page-marker with gilt metal attachments. A.E.G, housed in a purple morocco envelope slipcase, slightly rubbed, opening ribbon torn away. A fine copy, with contemporary gift inscription to FFEP.
Price
£ 200.00