Recent Acquisitions

[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.
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£ 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.
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£ 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.
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£ 150.00
[CHURCH OF SCOTLAND]. An dara leabhar air son nan sgoilean gae'lach: a ta air an cumail suas le comunn ardsheanaigh eaglais na h-alba. Clodh-Bhuailte le Iain Collie. 1826.
72pp. Original publisher's powder blue paper wrappers. Rubbed, chipping to spine, upper joint splitting, remnants of stitching to wrapper edges. Several small worm-trails - occasional touching text without loss of sense, lightly spotted.
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£ 100.00
[MUSES FAREWEL]. The muses farewel to Popery and Slavery, or, a collection of Miscellany Poems, Satyrs, Songs, &c. Made by the most Eminent Wits of the Nation, as the Shams, Intreagues, and Plots of Priests and Jesuits gave occasion. Printed for N[athaniel]. R[anew]. H[enry]. F[aithorne]. and J[ohn]. K[ersey].. 1689. First edition.
[6], 144pp. Without initial license-to-print leaf. ESTC R19207, Wing M3140. [Bound with:] A supplement to the collection of miscellany poems against Popery & Slavery. London. [s.n.], 1689. First edition. [4], 95pp, [1]. ESTC R28188, Wing S6186. 8vo. Recent navy half-morocco, blue moire boards, lettered in gilt. Slight marking to extremities. Very occasional spotting/marginal repairs, shaving to head, minute worm-trail to lower margin, early annotation to head of p.94 of second bound work.
Price
£ 500.00
[NATURAL PHILOSOPHY]. Elements of natural philosophy, arranged under the following heads: Matter and Motion, The Universe, The Solar System, The Fixed Stars, The Earth considered as a Planet, The Atmosphere, Meteors, Springs, Rivers, and the Sea, Fossils, Plants, Animals, The Human Frame, and the human understanding. Printed by Joseph Smyth. 1812. First edition?.
iv, 161pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary sheep, gilt. Extremities worn and marked, lower board later restored to style, splitting to spine and joints. Ownership inscription to recto of FFEP; 'James J. Adams / January 14 1845', occasional slight marginal loss, foxed.
Price
£ 250.00
[WOLLASTON, Charlton Byam]. The satires of persius translated. Printed by G. Clark. 1833.
xvi, [4], 103pp, [3]. Parallel Latin and English text. Original publisher's maroon cloth, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed, spots of marking, spine sunned. Armorial bookplate of William Mundy Esq. to FEP, with his ownership inscription to head of title together with annotation revealing authorship, adhesive residue from removed bookplate to verso fo FFEP, with offsetting to title-page, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
STERRY, Peter. England's deliverance From the Northern Presbytery, compared With its Deliverance from the Roman Papacy: or A Thanksgiving sermon preached on Nov. 5. 1651. at St Magarets Westminster, Before the Supreme Authority of this Nation, The High Court of Parliament. Printed by Peter Cole. 1652.
[8], 46pp, [2]. With a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Stitched into later drab card wrappers, title in manuscript to upper panel. Extremities rubbed, discoloured, and a trifle marked. Leaves lightly toned, occasional spotting, small hole to lower corner of leaf B2.
Price
£ 200.00
NOMESY, Nicolas. Parnassus poeticus biceps, Nicolai Nomeseii charmensis lotharingii opera maxima primum congestus. Cui, post Sacram Poesim, ad novem priores Musas, decima, nullo visa oculo Echo accessit. Sumptibus Bernardi Gualtheri. 1619. Ultima editio.
[14], 1160pp, [24], 112pp. Contemporary vellum, yapp edges, spine richly gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities bumped and discoloured, very small hole to spine. Front pastedown and free-endpaper detached, without rear endpapers and pastedown, binding separating from text-block - held by cords to upper board only, contemporary ownership inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf, near contemporary partially deleted ownership inscription to foot of title-page, leaves toned, foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
[KENDALL, Edward Augustus]. Keeper's travels in search of his master. Printed for J. Harris. 1815. New edition.
[4], 174pp, [2]. With a wood-engraved frontispiece, and a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Original publisher's red roan-backed marbled boards, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Near contemporary ownership inscription to FEP, without FFEP, foxed.
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£ 100.00
LIGHTFOOT, John. An handfull of gleanings out of the book of exodus. Probable solution of some of the mainest scruples, and explanation of the hardest places of that booke. Scarely given by any heretofore. Printed by R. Cotes, For Andrew Crooke. 1643. First edition.
[4], 58pp, [2]. With terminal imprimatur leaf. Bound by Bayntun in recent half-calf, tan cloth boards, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Internally clean and crisp but for occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
MARTIN, Benjamin. The Philosophical Grammar; Being a View of the present state of experimented physiology or natural philosophy... Printed for John Noon. 1738. Second edition.
vii, [1], 362pp, [6]. With 26 engraved folding plates, and two folding tables. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf. Extremities rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Near contemporary inked ownership inscriptions of JeremiahStevens to endpapers, very short tear to margin of leaf N2, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 450.00
TURNER, Charles C.. Aerial navigation of to-day: a popular account of the evolution of aeronautics. Seeley & Co. Limited. 1910. First edition.
326pp, [10], 16pp/ With half-title, a photographic frontispiece, 23 photographic plates, 41 line illustrations in the text, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's gilt stamped red cloth. Lightly rubbed and sunned.Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
MOOKERJI, Radhakumud. Local government in ancient india. At the Clarendon Press. 1919. First edition.
xviii, [2], 229pp, [1]. With half-title, and a tipped-in errata slip. Unopened in original publisher's blind-ruled navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Light rubbing and marking. Internally clean and crisp. Printed author's compliment slip loosely inserted.
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£ 125.00
JOBSON, Frederick J[ames]. Australia; with notes by the way, on egypt, ceylon, bombay, and the holy land. Hamilton, Adams, and Co.. 1862. First edition.
xi, [1], 281, [1], 6pp. With half-title, and a chromolithographic frontispiece, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's purple cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Rubbed, spine sunned. Lightly spotted.
Price
£ 50.00
JOBSON, Frederick J[ames]. Australia; with notes by the way, on egypt, ceylon, bombay, and the holy land. Hamilton, Adams, and Co.. 1862. First edition.
xi, [1], 270pp, [2]. With half-title, and a chromolithographic frontispiece. Original publisher's purple cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Rubbed, spine sunned. Hinges exposed, slight loss to FFEP, without RFEP, occasional light dust-soiling.
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£ 50.00
TESAURO, Emanuele. Reverendi patris emanuelis thesauri e societate jesu caesares; Et ejusdem varia carmina: Quibus accesserunt Nobilissimorum Orientis & Occidentis Pontificum elogia, & varia opera Poetica. Excudebat L. Lichfield, Impensis Gulielmi Webb. 1637. Editio secunda [i.e. second edition].
[6], 151pp, [1]. Recent calf-backed marbled paper boards, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle marked. Very small worm-trail to first two gatherings - just clipping text at times, without loss of sense, leaves trimmed with very occasional slight loss to catchwords.
Price
£ 350.00
LOCKE, John. WYNNE, John. An abridgment of Mr. Locke's Essay concerning Human Understanding. Printed for A. and J. Churchil. 1700. Second edition, corrected and enlarged.
[8], 308pp, [4]. Contemporary panelled calf, recently rebacked to style, recent contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Boards rubbed. Later armorial bookplate of Waldegrave Pelham Clay to FEP, minute worm-trail to margins of first half of text-block, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 500.00