Recent Acquisitions

JERNINGHAM, Mr. [Edward]. Poems on various subjects. Viz. The nunnery, The magdalens, The nun, ruins of an abbey, yarico to inkle, il latte, fugitive pieces. Printed for J. Robson. 1767. First edition.
[4], 119pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Some rubbing, slight loss to head of spine. Ink ownership inscription to FFEP; 'Ellen Hester Mary Edwards / 1777', very occasional light browning.
Price
£ 150.00
BAKER, Henry. Medulla poetarum romanorum: or, the Most Beautiful and Instructive passages of the roman poets... Printed for D. Midwinter et al.. 1737. First edition.
In two volumes. [12], 555, [1]; [2], 545pp, [11]. Parallel English and Latin text. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Extremities rubbed, slightest of marking, chipping to lettering-pieces. Loss to bottom corner of Z, Vol. I - just clipping catch-word, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
[AUCTION CATALOGUE]. In Chancery. In the matter of henry turner, a lunatic. Particulars of stock and effects, consisting of bar iron, scrap iron, cast iron, tools, charcoal, cordwood, coke, fire bricks, boats, &c. &c. at the iron works, at wilden, in the county of worcester, the property of the said henry turner, To be Sold, pursuant to the order of the lord high chancellor... Shaw & Sons, [s.d., c.1840]. First edition.
7pp, [1]. Stitched, as issued. A trifle creased, dust-soiled, and spotted.
Price
£ 125.00
[GORE, Miss]. [MARCAILHOU, G.]. [Indiana. A story suggested by Marcialhou's "Indiana Waltz"]. Cowell's Anastatic Press. [c.1860]. First edition.
[8]ff. Drophead title. With eight lithographic plates (one of which photographically lithographed?), each with detailing added in pen and ink, some with additional wash, as issued. Original blind-stamped mauve cloth, titled in gilt to upper board. Rubbed and lightly marked, with tears to spine, some loss at head. Occasional spotting to text and plates. Ink inscription, dated 1889, of 'J.E.P. Fitzgerald', noting that 'This Book belonged to Lady Jane Bourchier' alongside an attribution of authorship, to verso of FFEP.
Price
£ 850.00
MUNDY, Lieut.-General [Godfrey Basil]. The life of rodney. Printed for James Carpenter and Son. 1836. New edition.
xvi, 283pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece, extra-illustrated with two engraved plates. Contemporary gilt-tooled black morocco, A.E.G. Rubbed. Silk endpapers, armorial plate depicting Rodney's coat-of-arms pasted to head of p.1, engraved portrait of Captain Bazeley pasted to foot of p.89, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
FITZGERALD, [Charles Cooper] Penrose. Memories to the sea. Edward Arnold. 1913. First edition.
viii, 328, 16pp. With half-title, a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue, a frontispiece and seven plates. Original publisher's navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Armorial bookplate to FEP of 'Geoffrey Ronald Codrington', foxed throughout. An association copy, with the pencil inscription to FEP of 'R.U. Penrose Fitzgerald', being Robert Uniacke Penrose Fitzgerald, perhaps either the author's first son or his brother of the same name.
Price
£ 75.00
FITZGERALD, C[harles] C[ooper] Penrose. From sail to steam: naval recollections, 1878-1905. Edward Arnold. 1916. First edition.
xi, [1], 303, [1], 12pp. With half-title, a terminal publisher's catalogue, a photographic portrait frontispiece and 15 plates. Original publisher's blind-stamped navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Slightest of rubbing and bumping to extremities. Armorial bookplate of 'Geoffrey Ronald Codrington' to FEP, foxed throughout. An association copy, inscribed to FEP 'J.E.U.P. Fitzgerald / 1916', that is John Uniacke Penrose Fitzgerald, the author's second son.
Price
£ 75.00
SMITHERS, Henry. Liverpool, its commerce, statistics, and institutions; with a history of the cotton trade. Printed by Thos. Kaye. 1825. First edition.
[8], viii, 461pp, [1], iii, [1]. With half-title, and two leaves of plates. Extra illustrated with 46 tipped-in engraved plates, several further plates and newspaper clippings loosely inserted. Contemporary [original?] drab paper boards, rebacked and recornered in late nineteenth-century tan calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. A trifle rubbed, some surface loss to boards. Ink ownership inscription to FEP; 'R. R. Made-King / 1894', engraved folding map of the city dated 1829 pasted to FFEP - split along folds into three sections, two of which now loosely inserted, manuscript contents to front blank fly-leaf detailing the insertion of 28 plates from Troughton publication circa 1810 [The History of Liverpool?], repaired tear to half-title, occasional light spotting, browning, and offsetting, foxing to plates.
Price
£ 350.00
MASON, George. The life of richard earl howe. Printed by C. Roworth, for John White et al.. 1803. First edition.
[4], 111pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, recently rebacked with scorched remnants of richly gilt spine and contrasting morocco lettering-piece laid-on. Boards a trifle rubbed and marked. Recent blank endpapers, slightest of spotting to title-page, else internally clean and crisp. From the family library of Admiral Sir Edward Codrington, with his armorial bookplate to front pastedown.
Price
£ 350.00
MILL, John Stuart. Dissertations and discussions political, philosophical, and historical. John W. Parker and Son. 1859. First edition.
In two volumes. vi, [2], 474, 6; [4], 563pp, [1]. With a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue to Vol. I. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Slightest of rubbing, some loss to head and foot of spines, board edges a trifle bumped. Marginal loss to B and B2 of Vol. II, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
MILL, John Stuart. A system of logic ratiocinative and inductive: being a connected view of the principles of evidence and the methods of scientific investigation. Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer. 1875. Ninth edition.
In two volumes. xx, 563, [1]; xv, [1], 557pp, [3]. With half-titles and a terminal advertisement leaf to Vol. II. Original publisher's green buckram, printed paper lettering-pieces. Slightest of rubbing, chipping to lettering-pieces. Remnants of book labels to FEPs, hinges reinforced with brown paper, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
UEBERWEG, Friedrich. System of logic and history of logical doctrines. Longmans, Green, and Co.. 1871. First edition in English.
xx, 590pp. With half-title and 24pp terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's maroon buckram boards, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, sunned, some spots of marking. Ink ownership inscriptions to FFEP and half-title, Lightly foxed, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
HODGKIN, John. A companion to hodgkin's introduction to writing and grammar; intended To save the Time of Teachers, and to assist Parents in examining the Progress of their Children in these branches of Education. Printed for Harvey and Darton, 1827-8.. Second edition.
In two parts, in two volumes. 23pp, [1]; viii, 70pp, [2]. With terminal advertisement leaf. Original publisher's grey paper wrappers. Slightly rubbed at spine, upper joint of the second volume partially torn.
Price
£ 375.00
DYKES, [Oswald]. The Royal Marriage. King lemuels's Lesson of 1. Chastity, 2. Temperance, 3. Charity, 4. Justice, 5. Education, 6. Industry, 7. Frugality, 8. Religion, 9. Marriage, &c. Practically Paraphras'd; with Remarks, Moral and Religious, upon the Virtues and Vices of Wedlock. Printed for the Author; And Sold by P. Mcigham et al.. 1722. First edition.
xxiii, [1], 368pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary speckled calf, later rebacked, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, bookplate of 'Robert J. Hayhurst' to FEP, title-page lightly browned, naive clear tape repairs to worm-trail at upper margins of final three gatherings - clipping running-title at times, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
GORDON, Pryse L[ockhart]. Belgium and holland; with a sketch of the revolution in the year 1830. Smith, Elder, & Co,. 1834. First edition.
In two volumes. xii, 271, [1]; iv, 275pp. With a lithographic frontispiece to each volume, and a further four lithographic plates. In original publisher's decorated green cloth boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. Extremities a trifle marked and bumped, slight chipping to lettering-pieces. Contemporary armorial bookplates of 'Baron Northwick' to both FEPs, Lightly foxed, overall internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, ink inscription to FFEP of Vol. I; 'To the Right Honorable / Lord Northwick / from the author / 1st January 1840 / Cheltenham. / Con / "Gratitudine Amicitzia [sic] / ed Recordanza." / Pryse L. Gordon'.
Price
£ 325.00
RAMSDEN, Henry. A gleaning in gods harvest. Foure Choyce handfuls; The Gate to Happinesse. The Wounded Saviour. The Epicures Caution. The Generation of Sekers. Printed [by John Dawson] for J[ohn] D[awson] and R. M[abb] and are to bee sold by Thomas Slater. 1639. First edition.
[24], 56, 67-231pp, [1]. Without terminal blank leaf. Handsomely bound in eighteenth-century gilt-tooled vellum, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Light discolouration to extremities. Marbled endpapers, occasional small holes to margins, marginal worm-trail to latter half of text-block, very occasional manuscript annotations, spotting.
Price
£ 650.00
CARTWRIGHT, Christopher. Certamen Religiosum: or, a conference between The late King of England, and the late Lord Marquesse of Worcester, concerning Religion. Together with a vindication of the protestant cause... Printed for W. Lee...and R. Royston. 1651. First edition.
[14], 366, 84pp. With an engraved frontispiece. With an additional title-page, dated 1652, bound-in. Late nineteenth-century half-calf, marbled boards, ruled and lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Armorial bookplate of 'Richard Harington' to FEP, ink ownership inscription and annotations to FFEP, very small holes to title-page - just clipping text, slight marginal loss to Oo, paper flaws to text of p.300-301 - without loss of sense, some spotting.
Price
£ 450.00
BRENTON, Edward Pelham. The naval history of Great Britain from the year MDCCLXXXIII. to MDCCCXXXVI. Henry Colburn. 1837. A new and greatly improved edition.
In two volumes. [3], vi-xxiv, 640; [4], 728pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume, and 21 further engraved plates and plans. Contemporary navy morocco-backed blind-stamped burgundy cloth boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed, slight splitting to upper joint of Vol. I. Contemporary ink ownership inscriptions to head of both titles, occasional creasing, light spotting.
Price
£ 350.00
[GLASCOCK, William Nugent]. Naval sketch book: or, the service afloat and ashore; with characteristic reminiscences, fragments, and opinions. Printed for Whittaker & Co.. 1834. Second series.
In two volumes. [5], viii, 293, [1]; [4], 288pp. Without half-titles. Contemporary navy half-morocco, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Extremities rubbed, slightest of chipping to lettering-pieces. Armorial bookplates of Richard Harington to both FEPs, slight creasing to leaves of second gathering of Vol. II, some marginal loss to foot of I3-4 of same, sporadic spotting/browning.
Price
£ 200.00
YOUNG, William. The spirit of athens, being a political and philosophical investigation of the history of that republic. Printed for J. Robson. 1777. First edition.
x, [1], 296pp. Contemporary gilt-tooled tree-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Lightly rubbed, some surface loss to lower board, slight splitting to joints. Armorial bookplate to FEP, ownership inscription of 'Tho. Cook' to same, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to recto of FFEP, internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page; 'Ad amicum suum J. Royds D.D. / W. Young', final two characters of 'Young' shaved.
Price
£ 1,250.00