Recent Acquisitions

[CLASSICS]. [Poikile historia]. Sive novus historiarum fabularumque delectus. Impensis J. Burdon. 1791. Second edition, thus.
98pp, [2]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. First two words of title transliterated from the Greek. Contemporary speckled calf. Rubbed, cracking to spine and partial cracking of joints, with a little chipping to head and foot. Recent armorial bookplate of R. J. Dickinson to FEP, without FFEP, else a remarkably clean and crisp, unpressed copy.
Price
£ 375.00
BARROW, Sir John. The life of richard earl howe, k.g., admiral of the fleet, and general of marines. John Murray. 1838. First edition.
xvi, 432pp. Contemporary navy half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt, marbled edges. Extremities worn. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
RUTHERFURD, John. William moon, LL.D. F.R.G.S., F.S.A. and his work for the blind. Hodder and Stoughton. 1898. First edition.
vii, [1], 280pp. With a photographic portrait frontispiece and 12 photographic plates. Original publisher's gilt-stamped green cloth. Some rubbing to extremities. Light toning to endpapers, hinges exposed, coloured pencil ownership inscription to recto of FFEP. Association copy, ink inscription to recto of FFEP; 'With the compliments / of / Miss Adelaide E. C. Moon / April 1911'.
Price
£ 250.00
RAMSAY, John. Poems. Stirling and Kenney. 1837. Second edition.
168pp. With an engraved frontispiece of Dundonald Castle, (somewhat naively) engraved in Kilmarnock. Original publisher's pebbled cloth, remains of paper lettering-piece. Slightly rubbed and a little marked.
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£ 200.00
[WILSON, Thomas]. The Pitman's Pay: or, a night's discharge to care. [Printed for George Watson, Bookseller, Stationer, &c. Battle Bank, Gateshead. [c.1826]. First edition?.
16pp. Uncut in recent blue paper wrappers.
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£ 350.00
PROUDLOCK, Lewis. The posthumous Poetical Works of Lewis Proudlock. Printed by Walter Easton. 1826. First edition.
vi, [2], 172pp. Uncut and partially unopened in original publisher's blue boards, paper lettering piece. Rubbed to extremities, loss to spine/lettering-piece, light marking to boards.
Price
£ 275.00
DAVIDSON, Robert. Poems. Printed for the author, by W. Easton. 1825. First edition.
168pp. With half-title. Contemporary green sheep, gilt. Slightly rubed to extremities, Some spotting and browning to text. Inscribed (by the author?) 'Robert Davidson, Morebattle 1846' to head of title, very occasional ink underlining to text.
Price
£ 375.00
[JONES, Rev. Thomas]. A CLERGYMAN. Scripture melodies. Printed for the author, and published by Baldwin, Craddock, and Joy. 1821. First edition.
80pp. Uncut in original publisher's drab boards. Slightest of wear to extremities, hinge straining at title, else a fine copy. Bookplate of Percival Hinton to FFEP, pencilled inscription to FEP.
Price
£ 325.00
NEWNHAM, Rev. F.. The drone in the ball room, or lucky escape from a mess of distresses, A Poem, written without any intervention of the letter s so prevalent in the english language and injurious to vocalized music. Illustrated by sixty eight vignettes. With a critique on the poetry and painting; notes on the history and picturesque scenery of hastings; &c. Printed by G. Taylor. 1829. First edition.
xv, [3], 105pp, [1]. With 48 woodcut vignettes. Uncut, and partially unopened, in recent paper boards. A fine copy. With several lengthy manuscript annotations, which are perhaps authorial, and certainly authoritative, as with the copy in the BL recorded by COPAC.
Price
£ 250.00
RICKARDS, George K.. The african desert: a prize poem, recited in the theatre, oxford, june 23, mdcccxxx. Printed and Published by J. Vincent. [1830]. First edition.
20pp. Stitched in recent blue paper wrappers. A fine copy
Price
£ 150.00
HOLLAND, Thomas Agar. Dryburgh abbey, and other poems. Printed for John Taylor. 1826. First edition.
61pp. Uncut, in original publisher's buff boards, paper lettering-piece. Somewhat rubbed and marked, loss to spine, upper joint cracked. Ownership inscription of George Bird, 1842, to FFEP.
Price
£ 250.00
MACAULAY, Thomas Babington. Evening. A Poem which obtained the chancellor's medal at the Cambridge Commencement, July 1821. [s.n.]. [1821]. First edition.
12pp. Sewn in early blue paper wrappers. A fine copy.
Price
£ 150.00
[D'OYLEY, Sir Charles]. Tom Raw, the Griffin; a burlesque poem in twelve cantos: illustrated by twenty-five engravings, descriptive of the adventures of a cadet in the east india company's service, from the period of his quitting england to his obtaining a staff situation in india. By a civilian and an officer of the bengal establishment. Printed for R. Ackermann. 1828. First edition.
[2], vii, [3], 325pp, [1], 8, [2]. With half-title, terminal advertisements and 25 coloured plates; 22 of which aquatint, three lithographed. Finely bound by A. Denny, Strand, in tan calf, gilt, contrasting morocco lettering pieces. Bumping to corners, else a fine copy.
Price
£ 950.00
[KEBLE, John]. Ode for the encaenia at oxford, june 11, 1834, in honour of his grace arthur, duke of wellington, chancellor of the university. [s.n.]. 1834. First edition.
8pp. Folded, unopened, unstitched; a rare survival, entirely as issued. Some soiling, especially to title and final leaf.
Price
£ 325.00
[ASTON, Joseph]. Metrical records of manchester, in which its history is traced (currente calamo) from the days of the ancient britons of the present time. By the editor of the Manchester Herald. Sold by Longman, Hurst, Orme, & Co...in Manchester, by J. Alston, and all other Booksellers. 1822. First edition.
105pp, [3]. Later buckram, remains of leather lettering-piece to spine. Worn externally, with split to upper joint and loss to the spine. From the recently dispersed Wigan Free Library, with neat ink stamp to verso of title and occasional light blind-stamp. Inked purchase note dated 1898 to head of FFEP.
Price
£ 300.00
FELLOWS, John. Grace triumphant. A Poem. In nine dialogues. Printed and Sold by G. Garbutt. 1820. Second edition.
4, 90pp. Uncut, stitched within original publisher's blue paper wrappers. Slight marking to wrappers, extremities, loss to backstrip.
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£ 350.00
[OXFORD]. The siege of oxford. Fragments from the second book of the "nova aeneis". Francis Macpherson. 1852. First edition.
7pp, [1]. With drop-head title; main title on upper wrap of original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Slight rubbing/chipping to spine, a trifle marked, else a crisp copy.
Price
£ 125.00
DENNISTON, Capt. [James]. The battle of craignilder, a very ancient gallovidian ballad; arranged for publication, with an introduction and notes. Published by R. Cadell; & R. Griffin and Co.. 1832. First edition.
L, [3], 54-104pp. Uncut, in original publisher's green cloth backed plain paper boards, paper title label. Some rubbing and marking, upper board a little warped, slight loss to cloth at spine, lettering piece rubbed away. Occasional marking internally.
Price
£ 150.00
LE PRINCE DE BEAUMONT, Madame [Jeanne-Marie]. Letters of madame du montier, collected by madame le prince le beaumont. Printed for Hookman and Carpenter. 1797. First edition in English.
In three volumes. [2], xx, 331, [1]; [2], 278; [2], 250pp, [2]. With a list of subscribers, and a terminal advertisement leaf to Vol. III. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt, marbled edges. Heavily worn, surface loss, boards held by cords only. FFEP of Vol. I detached, ownership inscription to head of all titles, short tear to text of leaf C3, Vol. II, marginal loss to foot of L2, Vol. II, occasional light spotting.
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£ 650.00
[NEWCASTLE]. History of the earl of derwentwater... Printed and sold by W. & T. Fordyce, [s.d., c.1835].
24pp. [Bound with:] History of the lambton worm Near Lambton Castle, County of Durham. To which is annexed, a prose Account of the same, From Surtees' History of Durham. Also, the laidley worm, of spindleston heugh. By duncan frasier, the Cheviot Bard. Newcastle. Printed and sold by W. and T. Fordyce, [s.d., c.1835]. 24pp. [And:] History of james allan, the celebrated Northumberland Piper... Newcastle. Printed and sold by W. & T. Fordyce, [s.d., c.1835]. 24pp. [And:] No. 1. - New Series. The newcastle Songster: being a collection of curious & interesting local songs. Newcastle. Printed and sold by W. & T. Fordyce, [s.d., c.1835]. 24pp. [And:] No. 2. - New Series. The newcastle Songster: being a collection of curious & interesting local songs. Newcastle. Printed and sold by W. & T. Fordyce, [s.d., c.1835]. 24pp. [And:] No. 3. - New Series. The newcastle Songster: being a collection of curious & interesting local songs. Newcastle. Printed and sold by W. & T. Fordyce, [s.d., c.1835]. 24pp. [And:] No. 4. - New Series. The newcastle Songster: being a collection of curious & interesting local songs. Newcastle. Printed and sold by W. & T. Fordyce, [s.d., c.1835]. 24pp. [And:] No. 5. - New Series. The newcastle Songster: being a collection of curious & interesting local songs. Newcastle. Printed and sold by W. & T. Fordyce, [s.d., c.1835]. 24pp. [And:] Remarkable & Memorable history of Sir Robert Bewick and the laird graham...Also, the Berkshire Lady's garland... Newcastle. Printed and sold by W. Fordyce, [s.d., c.1835]. 24pp. [And:] [HOGG, James]. The Long Pack, a northumberland tale an hundred years old. Newcastle. Printed and sold by W. & T. Fordyce, [s.d., c.1835]. 24pp. [And:] History of tynemouth, Its Priory & Castle, and stranger's guide By Railway or Turnpike, to places of interest in the vicinity of this justly celebrated bathing place. Newcastle upon Tyne. W. & T. Fordyce, [s.d., c.1835]. 24pp. [And:] Jemmy & Nancy of yarmouth, or The constant lovers...Also, the bloody gardener, A brief History of the earl of essex... Newcastle. W. & T. Fordyce, [s.d., c.1835]. 24pp. [And:] The Factor's Garland: a pathetic history...Also, the tragedy of Sir James the Rose. Newcastle. Printed & Sold by W. & T. Fordyce, [s.d., c.1834]. 23pp, [1]. [And:] The singular life, adventures, And Depredations of david haggart, the murderer... Newcastle. Printed & sold by W. & T. Fordyce, [s.d., c.1835]. 24pp. [And:] History of stoney bowes, otherwise Andrew Robinson Bowes... Newcastle. Printed and sold by W. & T. Fordyce, [s.d., c.1835]. 24pp. [And:] History of Carlisle, ancient and modern...Gretna Green Excursions and Adventures, the bridges, and other information. Newcastle. Printed & sold by W. & T. Fordyce, [s.d., c.1835]. 24pp. 12mo. Contemporary black half-calf, marbled boards, ruled and lettered in gilt. Rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Marbled endpapers, very occasional chipping/shaving to margins, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 650.00