Recent Acquisitions

SIDNEY, Sir Philip. Aphorisms of sir philip sidney; with remarks by Miss Porter. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1807. First edition.
In two volumes. [4], xv, [2], vi, 222, [2]; vi, 225pp, [1]. With half-titles, and an engraved frontispiece to each volume. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. Substantial loss to spines, joints split, boards working loose, loss to lower board, a trifle marked. Ink ownership inscriptions to half-titles, loss to final five leaves, primarily marginal but touching text in places with slight loss of sense.
Price
£ 75.00
[BUDDEN, Maria Elizabeth]. Claudine, of humility, the basis of all the virtues. A Swiss Tale. J. Harris & Son. 1822. First edition.
[4], 200pp. With an engraved frontispiece and five plates. Original publisher's red roan-backed green printed paper boards. Rubbed, slight splitting to joints, corners bumped. Contemporary ink ownership inscription to FFEP, slight marginal loss to H6, foxed.
Price
£ 75.00
[ANSTEY, Christopher]. The new bath guide: or, memoirs of the b-n-r-d family. In a series of poetical epistles. Printed by C. Whittingham. 1800. New edition.
viii, 155pp, [5]. With five engraved plates. Contemporary speckled calf. A trifle rubbed. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
[LITHOGRAPHY]. FOX, Buscall. The shapwick monster, with illustrations. Published by F. Clemence, Bookseller. 1841. First edition.
10pp. With four lithographed plates. Original publisher's stitched lithographed paper wrappers. A little rubbed and marked, short tears to spine, with slight surface loss to margins. Ink inscription 'From Mr Orndell(?)' to upper wrapper. One plate detached.
Price
£ 500.00
[LIBRARY CATALOGUE]. Catalogue of the library of the royal college physicians of edinburgh. Printed by Thomas Constable. 1849.
viii, [2], 322pp. Largely unopened in original blind-stamped green cloth by Orrock & Romanes of Edinburgh, lettered in gilt. Slightest of wear to extremities. Ink library stamps of New College, Edinburgh to verso of title, internally clean and crisp, a near fine copy.
Price
£ 350.00
MEREDITH, George. Vittoria. Chapman & Hall. 1867. First edition.
In three volumes. [2], iv, 317, [1]; iv, 333, [1]; 288pp. Without half-titles to Vols. II and III, without title-page or contents leaf to Vol. III. Contemporary green half-morocco, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Spines a trifle rubbed and sunned. Marbled endpapers, ink ownership inscriptions of 'Halsey Ricardo / March 1885' to blank fly-leaves, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
PEEL, W[illiam]. A ride through the nubian desert. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. 1852. First edition.
viii, 135, [1], 32pp. With half-title, an engraved frontispiece and a terminal publisher's catalogue. Original publisher's blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt. Rubbing to spine, joints, and edges, a trifle marked. Armorial bookplate of 'Mervyn Lloyd Peel' to FEP, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 600.00
TAYLOR, Jeremy. The great exemplar of Sanctity and Holy Life according to the Christian Institution: Described in the History of the Life and Death of the ever Blessed jesus christ the saviour of the world. With Cnsiderations and Discourses upon the several parts of the Story; And Prayers fitted to the several Mysteries. Printed by R. Norton, for Richard Royston. 1657. Third edition.
[54], 600pp, [12]. With an engraved frontispiece, an additional engraved title-page, and 14 engraved plates by William Faithorne. With a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. 'The history of the life and death of the Holy Jesus' in three parts, has a separate dated title-page for each part. Handsomely bound in near contemporary black panelled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt, A.E.G. Slightest of rubbing to extremities, slight splitting to upper joint. Marbled endpapers, ownership inscription of 'J. J. Goodenough' to recto of front blank fly-leaf, very small marginal worm-trail to one gathering, small hole to lower margin of leaf Pp3, light damp-staining to upper corner of latter half of text-block, very occasional spotting. The copy of bookseller and bibliographer Graham Pollard's (1903-1976) , with his booklabel to FEP.
Price
£ 1,250.00
[CAMPBELL, John]. The Polite Correspondence: or, Rational amusement; being A Series of letters, Philosophical, Poetical, Historical, Critical, Amorous, Moral, and Satyrical... Printed and Sold by John Atkinson et al.. [1750?]. Second edition.
xi, [1], 432pp, [8]. Contemporary calf, gilt. Heavily rubbed, without lettering-piece. Bookplate of 'Mrs. Col. Forbes Leith, Whitehaugh', and armorial bookplate with identifying information deleted to FEP, short marginal tear to Bb4, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 200.00
WILLICH, Charles M.. Popular tables arranged in a new form, giving information at sight for ascertaining, according to the carlisle table of mortality, the value of lifehold, leasehold, and church property, renewal fines, &c. the public funds, Annual Average Price and Interest on Consuls from 1731 to 1851... Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. 1853. Third edition.
xviii, [2], 165pp, [3]. [Bound with;] WILLICH, Charles M. Supplement to willich's popular tables. The new succession and legacy duty tables... London. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1854. [16]pp. With original publisher's green paper wrappers bound-in. 8vo. Original publisher's blind-stamped blue cloth, lettered in gilt, A.E.G. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'To The Very Revd. The Dean of Ely / from the author', with later ink gift inscription beneath.
Price
£ 100.00
[TRIMMER, Sarah]. A Series Prints taken from the new testament, designed as Ornaments for those Apartments in which Children receive the first Rudiments of their Education. Printed and Sold by John Marshall. [1790]. First edition.
[2]pp.LXIV leaves of plates. Later red half-morocco, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Ink gift inscription to front blank fly-leaf; 'Frances Robinson / the gift of Mrs. Potter / 1806', slight shaving to head of title-page with loss to initial character 'A', lightly foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
ASSELIN, C.. The french and english primer; or, an easy vocabulary, Being also an Introduction to Translation, containing upwards of two thousand words. Printed and Published by R. Gosset. 1845. First edition.
64pp. Original publisher's printed tan paper wrappers. Soiling to extremities, loss to blank corners of upper wrapper and title-page, two small holes to title - not touching text, lightly foxed and dust-soiled throughout, creasing to all leaves.
Price
£ 200.00
PETRARCH. Il petrarca con narrazione del suo coronamento di sennuccio del bene fiorentino; Vita del Poeta ed Annotazioni. Parte prima [-seconda]. Stampato a spese di G. Polidori e Co.. 1796.
19, [1], 253, [1]; [4], xxiv, 237pp, [1]. Contemporary gilt-decorated vellum, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. A little rubbed, slight loss to head of spine, horizontal splits to vellum across bands of spine, very occasional marking to text. Bookplates of 'Hon T. Kenyon, Pradoe, Salop' to each FEP.
Price
£ 250.00
[IMMERZEEL, J.]. [Drop-head title:] Monogrammen van schilders, teekenaars, graveurs, enz.. [J. C. van Kesteren]. [1843]. First edition.
43pp, [1]. Original publisher's marbled paper wrappers. Without spine panel, some loss, chipping, creasing, and light marking. Foxed.
Price
£ 100.00
[POVERTY]. [VAN BEUGHEM, Charles Antoine Francois de Paule]. Suppressio mendicitatis, sive specimen staturoum stimulorumque pro ea abolenda. e Typographia Philippi Gimblet & Fratum, in Foro Granorum. 1778. First edition.
24pp. Original marbled paper wrappers. Slightest creasing to extremities, else a fine copy.
Price
£ 400.00
SHEPPARD, William. The president of presidents. Or, One General President for Common Assurances by Deeds: Wherein there is an Extract of all the general Learning and Forms of Presidents now extant. Out of which you may be fitted for most Purposes and Cases; and be able to finde the Faults of any Conveyances, and so judge of your Right and Title to your Lands and Goods; here being (upon the matter) the Effect and Quintessence of all Books of this kind. Of Singular use and profit to all men.. Printed by J[ames] C[otrell] for Robert Pawlet. 1677. Second edition.
[8], 364pp, [14]. Title page is a cancel. Recent calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Very minor wear to extremities. Pen trials to blank endpapers, slight paper flaw to D2 margin, stain to margin of p.252, occasional creasing and very short marginal tears, lightly spotted, overall a clean and crisp copy.
Price
£ 250.00
FENNING, D[aniel].. The young man's Book of Knowledge: being a proper supplement to the young man's companion. In six parts, viz. Part I. Of Knowledge in General...Part II. Theology...Part III. Natural philosophy in general...Part IV. Geography...Part V. Geometry and Astronomy, Navigation, and Plain Sailing...Part VI. Of Music and Vibration... Printed for S. Crowder. 1786. Fourth edition.
xiv, 381pp, [1]. With engraved frontispiece and five folding engraved plates. Contemporary (perhaps original? 'Price Three Shillings, bound') gilt-ruled sheep. Rubbed, some with cracking to joints. Front endpapers excised, dog-earring and contemporary ink inscription 'Joshua Aspland ejus liber 1788' to blank fly-leaf.
Price
£ 250.00
[CORFE CASTLE]. BY A NEAR RESIDENT [BROWNE, John]. An Historical and Architectural Description of Corfe Castle. Printed and Published By J. Lankester. 1829. First edition.
[3], ii, 75pp, [1]. With frontispiece and four further lithographic plates. Bound by Murray's Nottingham Book Co. Ltd. in contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Slight rubbing to extremities. Bookplate of 'S.J.T.' to FEP, light spotting throughout.
Price
£ 250.00
GUICCIARDINI, Lodovico. [PINKERTON, John?]. Guicciardini's account of the ancient flemish school of painting. Translated from his description of the netherlands, published in italian at antwerp, 1567. With a preface, by the translator. Printed for I. Herbert. 1795. Second English edition.
xv, [1], 36pp. With half-title. Uncut in original paper-backed marbled paper wrappers, with evidence of being disbound from a larger volume, with some loss and stitching to spine. Some browning and spotting internally.
Price
£ 350.00
GOETHE, [Johann Wolfgang von]. Faustus: the second part. From the German of Goethe. By John Anster... Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green. 1864. First edition.
Second part only. lxxxvii, [1], 485pp, [1]. With half-title. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. Slightest of rubbing, some marking. Very occasional slight marginal loss, overall a clean and crisp copy.
Price
£ 100.00