Recent Acquisitions

BOWLES, William Lisle. Lessons in Criticism to william roscoe...in answer to his letter to the reverend W. L. Bowles on the character and poetry of pope... Hurst, Robinson, and Co.. 1826. First edition.
viii, xiv, [2], 175pp, [1]. Recent calf-backed plain paper boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Title-page browned, occasional creasing, lightly foxed. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to head of title; 'With the author's compliments'.
Price
£ 250.00
POPE, [Alexander]. Temple of fame: a vision. Printed for Bernard Lintott. 1715. First edition.
52pp, [4]. With half-title and two terminal leaves proposing the publication of the Urry edition of Chaucer. Recent calf-backed, brown buckram boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, slightest of damp-staining to half-title, very occasional light spotting, overall a very good copy.
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£ 350.00
HOEY, [Abraham] van. Letters and negociations of m. van hoey, Ambassador from the States-General to his Most Christian Majesty. Containing An exact Representation of the present State of the Court of France... Printed for J. Nourse. 1743. First English edition.
viii, 155pp, [1]. Recent navy half-morocco, blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, marginal repair to penultimate leaf, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 250.00
[WAR OF SPANISH SUCCESSION]. An account of the Earl of Galway's conduct in Spain and Portugal. Printed, and Sold by J. Baker. 1711.
[8], 88pp. [Bound with:] A detection of the Earl of Gallway's Conduct at Almanza... London. Printed for John Morphew, 1711. First edition. 15pp, [1]. 8vo. Recent red cloth, lettered in gilt. Very slight wear to extremities. Recent endpapers, small paper flaw to title-page vignette of first work, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 250.00
BLADEN, Martin. Solon: or, philosophy No Defence against love. A tragi-comedy. With the Masque of Orpheus and Euridice. Printed for R. Smith...and Sold by J. Nutt. 1705. First edition.
[6], 72pp. Without half-title. Recent navy half-morocco, blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Extremities discoloured and a trifle soiled. Recent marbled endpapers, occasional shaving to running-title, minute marginal worm-trail to final two gatherings.
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£ 450.00
[FORGERY]. The trial of thomas phipps, the elder, thomas phipps, the Younger, and william thomas, for forgery, at the Assize holden at shrewsbury, for the County of salop, on Tuesday the 11th of August, 1789, before The Hon. Sir Richard Perryn, Kt. One of the Barons of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer, at Westminster. Printed and Sold by J. Salter... 1789. First edition.
[3], 6-22pp. Twentieth-century red half-morocco gilt, buckram. Boards a trifle marked, else a fine copy. T.E.G., marbled endpapers.
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£ 450.00
[GREGORY OF NAZIANZUS]. [MONTAGU, Richard]. Sancti gregorii nazianzeni In julianum invectivae duae. Cum Scholis Graecis nunc primum editis, & ejusdem Authoris nonnullis aliis quorum syllabum sequens Pag. continet. Excudebat Joannes Norton, in Grecis, &c. Regius Typographus. 1610. First edition.
[8], 172, [82]. Without terminal blank. Ninteenth-century blind-tooled calf. Marbled endpapers. Worn, with loss and tearing to head of spine, splitting to joints, lacking lettering-piece. Some sporadic spotting/browning to text, occasional damp-staining, tear without loss to X1, with old marginal repair. Manuscript bibliographical note signed 'Harlech, 1947' to blank fly-leaf.
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£ 650.00
ABBOT, Robert. Antichristi Demonstratio, Contrafabulas pontificias, & ineptam Roberti Bellarmini de Antichristo Disputationem... Excudebat Robertus Barkerus. 1608. Second edition.
[20], 582 [1.e. 482]pp, [2]. Recent red morocco, red cloth boards, lettered in gilt. Some marking to extremities. Marbled endpapers, paper repairs to small marginal worm-tracks, very occasional marking.
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£ 450.00
[THIRTY YEARS WAR]. Speciall and late passages from the most eminent places in Christendome... Printed for Tho. Underhill. 1642. First edition.
60 [i.e. 8]pp. Recent turquoise half-morocco, blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Slight discolouration to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, shaving to margins with loss of text and sense.
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£ 500.00
BURTON, John. The genuineness of Ld Clarendon's History of the rebellion printed at oxford vindicated. Mr. Oldmixon's Slander Confuted. The True State of the Case Represented. Printed at the Theatre for James Fletcher...and Sold by M. Cooper. 1744. First edition.
175pp, [3]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Attractively bound in contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. A trifle rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Private shelf-label of Porkington Library to FEP, very small worm-trail to gutter throughout, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
HARRIS, William. An Historical and Critical account of the life and writings of James the First, King of Great Britain... Printed for James Waugh. 1753. First edition.
xv [i.e. xix], [2], 255pp, [5]. Attractively bound in contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. A trifle rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Marbled endpapers, private shelf-label of Porkington Library to FEP, internally clean and crisp. A very good copy.
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£ 200.00
CLARKE, Mary Anne. The rival dukes; or, Who is the Dupe? Containing a complete Refutation of the Calumnies which Mrs. Clarke has cast upon the Character of His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, in her recent Work, entitled "the rival princes," and, throwing new light upon the secret history and intrigues of Gloucester=place. Printed by E. Thomas...Published by M. Jones. 1810. First edition.
[4], vii, [1], 191pp, [1]. With half-title. Recent tan half-morocco, tan cloth boards, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle marked. Marbled endpapers, occasional light spotting. Ink ownership inscription to verso of RFEP; 'Mary Jane Ormsby'.
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£ 300.00
[CORONATION]. The ceremoniale at the installation of the Knights of the Garter, in the Chapel of the Garter, in the Chapel of St. George, within the castle of windsor. Printed for R. Westcote, Bookseller, at Windsor. 1757. First edition.
[2], 20pp, [2]. With terminal advertisement leaf. [Bound with:] A complete account Of the Cermonies observed in the coronations Of the kings and queens of england. Containing, I. The Form of the Royal Letters of Summons, sent to the Peers and Peeresses, to attend the Solemnity of the Coronation... London. Printed for J. Roberts..., 1727. Fourth edition. 80pp. With two engraved folding plates, one especially large of the ceremonial procession, consisting of two attached pieces, and numerous woodcut vignettes of ceremonial jewels and regalia. Somewhat unusually bound in early nineteenth-century tan calf, with old printers' waste used as central panels. Rubbed and marked, with partial cracking to joints. From the recently dispersed property of the Lord Harlech, with shelf-label of 'Porkington Library' to FEP and a twentieth-century exhibition card indicating 'Lent by Lord Harlech' loosely inserted.
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£ 750.00
BRYDALL, John. Jus Imaginis apud Anglos; or The Law of england Relating to the Nobility & Gentry. Faithfully Collected, and methodically Digested for Common Benefit. Printed for John Billinger. 1675. First edition.
[16], 76pp, [4]. With an engraved frontispiece, a folding table, and a penultimate advertisement leaf. Recent red half-morocco, red cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Slightest of marking to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, ink ownership inscription of 'R. Owen' to title-page.
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£ 250.00
OLDMIXON, John. Memoirs of the life of John Lord Somers... Printed for J. Roberts. 1716. First edition.
[4], 126pp, [2]. With half-title and terminal advertisement leaf. Without portrait frontispiece. Recent navy buckram, lettered in gilt. Slightest of marking to extremities, spine sunned. Recent endpapers, occasional light spots of soiling, overall internally clean and crisp.
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£ 150.00
[PHILIPS, John]. Cyder. A poem. In two books. With the splendid shilling; paradise lost, And Two songs &c. Printed and Sold by H. Hills. 1709. Second edition.
[48]pp. Recent navy half-morocco, blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent endpapers, armorial bookplate of 'Sir Nicholas Caren' to verso of blank fly-leaf, shaving to top-edge with occasional loss of pagination numerals, ink-staining to margins - just touching first word of title, remainder of text spared, lightly browned throughout.
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£ 75.00
HAUSTED, Peter. Hymnus tabaci; a poem In honour of Tabaco. Heroically Composed by Raphael Thorius: Made English by Peter Hausted Mr. of Arts Camb.. Printed by T.N. for Humphrey Moseley.... 1651. First edition.
73, [7], 8pp. Eighteenth-century half-russia, gilt, marbled boards. Marbled boards slightly rubbed to extremities, occasional spotting to text, else a fine copy.
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£ 950.00
JUVENAL. STAPYLTON, Sir Robert. Juvenal's sixteen satyrs or, a survey of the Manners and Actions of mankind. With Arguments, Marginall Notes, and Annotations clearing the obscure places out of the History, Lawes and Ceremonies of the Romans. Printed for Humphrey Moseley. 1647. First edition.
[16], 287pp, [1]. Without terminal errata leaf. With an engraved portrait frontispiece of Sir Robert Stapylton, and an additional engraved title-page. Contemporary blind-ruled sheep, recently rebacked and recornered in morocco, lettered in gilt. Boards worn, small worm-hole to spine. Recent endpapers, slight shaving to fore-edge of frontispiece, very occasional spotting, water-stained throughout.
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£ 500.00
OVID. GOWER, John. Ovid's festivalls, or Romane Calendar, Translated into English verse equinumerally. Printed by Roger Daniel, Printer to the University of Cambridge: And are to be sold by M[ichael] S[parke] junior. 1640.
[42], 146pp, [2]. With an initial leaf, blank except for a fleuron, and a terminal imprimatur leaf. Title in red and black. Later blind-tooled calf, gilt. Extremities worn, insect damage, surface loss, and marking to boards. Shelf-label of the Porkington Library to FEP, occasional ink-spotting, family chronology to recto of initial blank leaf, pen-trials to title-page, p.146, and imprimatur leaf.
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£ 750.00
CLEVELAND, John. The works of Mr. John Cleveland, Containing his Poems, Orations, Epistles, Collected into One Volume, With the life of the author. Printed by R. Holt, for Obadiah Blagrave. 1687.
[24], 144, 143-189, [1], 193-514pp, [14]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and two terminal advertisement leaves. Recent half-morocco, tan cloth boards, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent endpapers, early ink ownership inscription to title of 'Tho. Gaywood', very occasional light marginal damp-staining, overall a very good copy. With a loosely inserted typed letter, dated 10 January 1966, addressed to Lord Harlech from the Brian Morris of the University of York expressing a desire to view copies of any seventeenth-century editions of Cleveland that may be found in the former's library. Letter browned and a trifle chipped and torn to left margin.
Price
£ 375.00