Recent Acquisitions

KER, John Bellenden. An essay on the archaiology of popular english phrases and nursery rhymes. Fletcher and Son. 1834. First edition.
viii, 163pp, [1]. With a half-title. Original publisher's brown buckram boards, later naively rebacked preserving original publisher's printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed, splitting to joints. Occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 200.00
CONGREVE, William. The works of william congreve...Consisting of His plays and poems. Printed by John Baskerville; For J. and R. Tonson. 1761.
In three volumes. xxiv, [16], 164, [20], 187-358, [2]; [12], 17-274, [20], 295-514, [2]; [12], 17-514pp, [2]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I and a further five engraved plates. Finely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco, brown morocco lettering-pieces, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed and sunned. Marbled endpapers, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 2,000.00
WESTGARTH, William. Victoria and the australian gold mines in 1857; with notes on the overland route from australia, via suez. Smith, Elder, and Co.. 1857. First edition.
xvi, 466, [2], 16pp. With three engraved maps (two folding), and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Light offsetting, else internally immaculate, a fine copy. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'With the author's compliments'.
Price
£ 375.00
DAVY, Humphry. Elements of agricultural chemistry, in a course of lectures for the board of agriculture. Printed by W. Bulmer and Co....For Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. 1813. First edition.
[8], 323pp, [1], lxiii, [5]. With an engraved frontispiece and a further five engraved plates. Contemporary gilt-tooled diced calf, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 500.00
SALLUST. C. sallustii crispi Quae extant. In usum serenissimi galliarum delphini, diligenter recensuit, & Notulas addidit daniel crispinus. Apud Fredericum Leonard Typographum Regis, Serenissimi Delphini, & Cleri Gallicani. 1674.
[30], 234pp, [126]. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary gilt-tooled speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed and a trifle marked, slight splitting to lower joint. Very occasional pen-trials/short tears to margins, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
COLLINS, Samuel. Increpatio Andreae Eudaemono-johannis jesuitae, de infami parallelo, et, renovata assertio torturae torti, Pro Clarissimo Domino atque Antistite Eliensi. Excudebat Cantrellus Legge. 1612. First edition.
[14], 442pp. Without initial and terminal blank leaves. Recent panelled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Deleted inked ownership inscription to title-page, very occasional chipping to margins, worm-trail of gutter margins of several gatherings, damp-staining to latter half of text-block.
Price
£ 300.00
CARROLL, William Henry. A copious practical index to the several statutes enacted in the 33d, 35th, 37th, part of the 40th, 43d, 45th, 51st, and 57th years of king george III for the regulation of contested elections in ireland, as far as relate to the elections of members to serve in the imperial parliament for counties and cities only. Printed by George Grierson and John Rowe Power. 1818. Second edition.
254pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed, slight loss to lettering-piece. Very occasional slight marginal chipping, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 375.00
BENN, George. A history of the town of belfast from the earliest times to the close of the eighteenth century. Marcus Ward & Co.. 1877. First edition.
vii, [3], 770pp. With a half-title and 12 engraved plates (nine folding). Contemporary red panelled morocco, tooled in gilt and blind, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed, some ink-spotting to boards. Marbled endpapers, hinges exposed, later bookplate of Samuel Cunningham to FEP.
Price
£ 450.00
B[ELSON], J[ohn]. Tradidi Vobis: or the Traditionary Conveyance of faith Cleer'd, In the Rational Way, Against The Exceptions of a Learned Opponent. [s.n.]. 1662. First edition.
[8], 108, 97-312pp. Gathering 'K' duplicated. Recent calf, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Paper repairs to small worm-trail running through title page to end of gathering 'C' - touching text on occasion without loss of sense.
Price
£ 250.00
FLEURY, [Claude]. An Historical Catechism, Containing a Summary of the sacred history and Christian Doctrine. [s.n.]. 1726. First edition in English.
Two volumes bound as one. [4], lxiii, [1], 120, [4], 297, [11]. Contemporary gilt-tooled panelled black morocco, A.E.G. Rubbed, slight chipping to head and foot of spine, short crack to lower compartment, corners bumped, edges dusty. Marbled endpapers, recent book-label to FEP, front blank fly-leaf pasted to FFEP, later inked ownership inscriptions to verso of front blank fly-leaf and head of title, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 350.00
[BIBLIOTHECA LITERARIA]. Bibliotheca literaria, being a collection of Inscriptions, Medals, Dissertations, &c. To be Continued... Printed for W. and J. Innys, 1722-1724. First edition.
10 volumes bound as one. [2], 48, [2], 48, [2], 48, [2], 48, [2], 48, [2], 48, [2], 47, [3], [2], 48, [2], 48, [2], 48pp. Without the advertisement leaves which followed each title-page. Bound by Hatton of Manchester in nineteenth-century half-calf, burgundy cloth boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt, all edges red. Extremities rubbed. Armorial bookplate of the library of the Earls of Macclesfield to FEP, occasional marginal staining, foxed.
Price
£ 450.00
[LADIES MISCELLANY]. The ladies miscellany, or, new, useful and entertaining companion, For the Year 1792... Printed for J. Brown. [1792].
12pp, [26], 121-127, 121-125, 133- 144pp. Numerous rule diary leaves excised. With two engraved plates (one folding). Contemporary (original?) blind-ruled limp sheep. Extremities heavily worn, substantial surface loss. Hinges exposed.
Price
£ 150.00
[PSALMS - SCOTTISH CHURCH]. The psalms of david in metre: According to the Version, approved by the Church of Scotland, And appointed to be sung in Congregations and Families. Printed by J. & M. Robertson. 1792.
360pp. ESTC T171310. [Bound with:] Translations and paraphrases, in verse, of several passages of sacred scripture, collected and prepared by a committee of the general assembly of the church of scotland, in order to be sung in churches. Edinburgh. Printed and Sold by J. Dickson, 1792. [4], 122pp. ESTC T91827. 12mo. Contemporary gilt-tooled green morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 150.00
RUSSELL, John Russell Earl. Papal aggression. Speech of the right honourable lord john russell, delivered in the house of commons, February 7. 1851. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. 1851. First edition.
[3], 6-48pp. Without half-title. [Bound with:] M'CAUL, Alexander. The bill worse than the bull. A letter to the very rev. gilbert elliot, d.d., dean of bristol. London. Wertheim and Macintosh, 1851. First edition. 8pp. [And:] The queen, or the pope? The question considered in its political, legal and religious aspects... Edinburgh & London. William Blackwood & Sons, 1850. Second edition. x, [1], 12-112pp. [And:] WISEMAN, [Nicholas Patrick]. An appeal to the reason and good feeling of the english people on the subject of the catholic hierarchy. London. Thomas Richardson and Son, 1850. First edition. 32pp. [And:] CUMMING, John. Notes on the cardinal's manifesto, in a letter to the right hon. lord john russell, Her Majesty's Prime Minister. London. Arthur Hall, Virtue & Co., 1850. First edition. 32pp. [And:] GOODE, William. Address delivered at a public meeting of the inhabitants of allhallows the great and less, london: convened for the purpose of considering the propriety of presenting an address to the crown on the recent act of papal aggression: Nov. 15, 1850. London. Thomas Hatchard, 1850. First edition. 16pp. [And:] NICOLINI, J. B. The detail and evidence of a new conspiracy of the pope, dr. wiseman, and other romish priests, against the faith and liberties of england, with interesting revelations. London. Printed for the Author, 1850. First edition. 21pp, [1]. [And:] LORD, James. Concessions and consequences. Reasons against proposed endowment of the romish priesthood. [London]. [Macintosh], [1849]. First edition. 8pp. Extracted from the Protestant Magazine. [And:] THORTON, John. Report of a public meeting of the inhabitants of clapham, on the encroachments of rome... London. Published by D. Batten, [1850]. First edition. 35pp, [1]. Ink gift inscription to head of title. [And:] NOLAN, Thomas. The royal supremacy considered in connexion with the late papal aggression... London. Sampson Low, 1850. Second edition. 32pp. [And:] GOODE, William. Reply to the letter and declaration respecting the royal supremacy, received from archdeacons manning and wilberforce, and professor mill. London. J Hatchard and Son, 1850. First edition. 27pp, [1]. With half-title. Newspaper clipping tipped-in to recto of terminal leaf. [And:] DRUMMOND, Henry. Speech of henry drummond...on the Second Reading of the Ecclesiastical Titles Bill... London. Thomas Bosworth, 1851. Third edition. x, [1], 12-47pp, [1]. 8vo. Contemporary half-calf, blue buckram boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed, a trifle marked, chipping and loss to lettering-pieces. Occasional ink underlining/spotting.
Price
£ 150.00
[SEAMAN'S JOURNAL]. The new and complete seaman's journal being an improvement on the plan marked out by John Hamilton Moore, in his new Daily Assistant. Published for the Use of Seamen. Printed and sold by Charles Oram, Paper-Maker, Stationer, Bookbinder, Chart and Navigation Bookseller, 57 Broad-quay, Bristol. [1840?].
[33]ff, consisting of printed title and 22 leaves accomplished in manuscript, the remainder blank. Original stiff marbled wrapper. Creased, with old central fold, slightly worn to extremities. A series of manuscript laundry lists 'sent on shore', dated July 1841, on 2 folded folios and the verso of a printed billhead for 'Bodry's Chop House...opposite the Scotch Kirk, Tank Square, Calcutta', loosely inserted.
Price
£ 950.00
[BRISTOL GAOL]. [Drop-head title:] Bristol Gaol Bill. Bristol, August 4, 1792. Objections to an act lately obtained for building a new gaol within the city of Bristol, and for other purposes; and reasons for a suspension and repeal thereof, presented to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, by the Delegates from the several Parishes, and from the Castle-Precincts, within the city. Printed by W. Pine. [1792]. First edition.
9pp, [1]. Uncut, stitched as issued. With docket title printed to verso of final leaf. Three horizontal folds, later stitching to spine, substantial ink-stain to verso of final leaf.
Price
£ 450.00
DUVERGER, William. A comparison between the idioms, genius, and phraseology, of the french and english languages; illustrated in an alphabetical series of examples... Printed by R. Juigne...and Darton and Harvey [s.d., c.1809]. First edition.
[6], 405pp, [1]. Contemporary blind-tooled sheep.Extremities rubbed and marked. A trifle creased/spotted.
Price
£ 250.00
PERRIN, Jean. Fables amusantes: avec Une Table Generale & Particuliere des mots, & de leur Signification en Anglois, Selon l'Ordre des Fables, Pour en rendre la Traduction plus facile a l'Ecolier. Chez B. Law...T. Cadell...P. Elmsly. 1781. Troisieme edition [i.e. third edition].
xvi, 220pp, [4]. With an engraved frontispiece and two terminal publisher's advertisement leaves. Contemporary sheep. Heavily rubbed, some surface loss to boards, loss to head and foot of spine. Early inked ownership inscription to FEP, several gatherings protruding slightly from text-block.
Price
£ 250.00
WESLEY, John. Primitive physic: or, an easy and natural method of curing most diseases. Printed by Wilkinson ans Courtney. 1809. Twenty-sixth edition.
xx, [1], 22-132pp. [Bound after:] TISSOT, [Samuel Auguste David]. Advice with respect to health. Extracted from dr. tissot. Dublin. Printed by Wilkinson and Courtney, 1809. Seventh edition. 228pp. 12mo. Recent half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Extremities a trifle marked. Lightly foxed, paper repairs to fore-edges of leaves D2-3 of first bound-work, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
[ETON COLLEGE]. A list of eton college, taken at election, 1829. Printed and Sold by E. Williams. [1829].
23pp, [1]. [Bound with:] [A further 12 Eton College lists covering the years 1830-1840 (two representing 1839, taken at election and Christmas respectively), all printed by E. Williams.] 12mo. Contemporary black half-calf, marbled boards, gilt. Rubbed. Very occasional loss and short tears to margins, occasional ink and pencil deletions and corrections.
Price
£ 150.00