Recent Acquisitions

CLARK, G[eorge]. An alphabetical epitome of the common law of england; so far as it relates to the security of the persons, property and privileges of individuals. Printed for Fielding and Walker et al.. 1778. First edition.
iv, 130 [i.e. 230]pp, [2]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary blind-tooled sheep, title in manuscript to spine. Rubbed, heavily marked. Paste-downs sprung, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 300.00
PAUL, John. Every landlord or tenant his own lawyer; or, the whole law respecting Landlords, Tenants, and Lodgers; laid down in a simple, easy, and comprehensive manner; free from the technical terms of the law... Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall...For Richardson and Urquhart. 1776. Third edition.
[4], 180pp. Near contemporary blind-tooled calf. Rubbed, wear to upper board. Lightly foxed, single ink annotation, tipped-in leaf of manuscript notation to rear.
Price
£ 250.00
[CAMBRIDGE]. A description of the university, town, and county of cambridge: containing an account of the colleges, churches, and public buildings, their founders, benefactors, eminent men, libraries, pictures and curiosities... Printed by J. Burges...for J. Deighton, 1796 [i.e. 1799].
[4], iv, 166pp, [2]. With half-title, an engraved folding map, 10 engraved plates, and a terminal advertisement leaf. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone limp paper boards, later rebacked to style, printed paper lettering-piece to upper board. A trifle marked, rubbing to boards. Small marginal worm-trail to initial gathering, loss to leaf M4 - touching text with some loss of sense, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 300.00
FALKNER, William. Libertas Ecclesiastica, or, a discourse, Vindicating the lawfulness of those things, which are chiefly excepted against in the Church of England, especially in its liturgy and worship. And manifesting their agreeableness with the Doctrine and practice both of Ancient and Modern Churches. Printed by J[ohn] M[acock] for Walter Kettilby. 1674. First edition.
[16], 552pp. With an initial imprimatur leaf. Handsomely bound in contemporary panelled calf, richly tooled in gilt, gilt supra libros of The Society of Writers to the Signet to both boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G.. Lightly rubbed, slight loss to foot of spine. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, printed shelf-label to verso of FFEP, very small hole to text of leaf F4 - without loss of sense, small hole to margin of S3, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 500.00
[PUBLISHERS' ASSOCIATION]. Regulations for the conduct of book clubs adopted by the Publishers' Association and the Associated Booksellers of Great Britain and Ireland and brought into force on June 1st, 1939. [Alden Press]. 1939. First editon.
10pp, [2]. Recent brown buckram, lettered in gilt. Lightly foxed internally, a fine copy.
Price
£ 75.00
MOWLE, A[lfred] C[harles]. The new turkish. An Elementary Grammar, Vocabulary, and Phrase Book of the Turkish Language in the New Latin Characters. Printed at the Government Printing Office. 1930. First edition.
[2], 65pp, [1]. With half-title. Original publisher's cloth-backed printed paper boards. Slight rubbing and marking to extremities, ink ownership inscription to head of upper board. Ink ownership inscriptions and ink-stamps to FEP and RFEP, pencil notations to rear endpapers.
Price
£ 150.00
[VICE]. An address to Grand-Juries, Constables, and Church-Wardens. Representing their Power In the Suppression of vice and profaneness, and the Obligation that lies upon them from their oaths thereto. Printed and Sold by J. Downing. 1710. First edition.
48pp. Disbound. Browned, terminal leaf working loose.
Price
£ 125.00
SHELDRAKE, T[imothy]. A description of the theory and properties of inclined plane wheels, by which power and velocity will be increased, and friction diminished, in any machinery into which they can be introduced; and by this means The Effect of such Machinery will be greatly increased. Printed for Messrs. Egerton...Taylor...and Asperne. 1811. First edition.
[4], iv, 86pp, [3]. With a half-title, and three engraved plates (one folding). With two terminal advertisement leaves (numbered 42-44) bound in from another work, the first of which pasted to the verso of final leaf of text. Later red cloth-backed marbled boards, earlier printed paper lettering-piece to upper board. Extremities rubbed and a trifle soiled, small tear to foot of spine. Without front and rear free-endpapers, offsetting from plates, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 250.00
SCOTT, Thomas. Essays on the most important subjects in religion. Printed by D. Jaques. 1794. First edition.
[4], 326pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed, wear to boards. Later book-label of 'John Roper, Maidenhead' to FEP, pasted above ink ownership inscription 'Wm. Spurnett / Bot at a sale', very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
[REYNOLDS, Henry Revell]. An address to the ladies, From a Young Man. Printed for T. Cadell, Junior, and W. Davies. 1796. Second edition.
xii, 100pp. With a tipped-in errata slip. Contemporary vellum-tipped printed paper boards of the J. Burgess Circulating Library, Hinckley, recently rebacked in calf. Boards rubbed and soiled. Without FFEP, inked ownership inscription of 'E. Smith / May 30th / 1846' to head of title, later inked shelf-labels and recent inked annotation providing author's name to same, occasional early inked highlighting/corrections to text, light spotting.
Price
£ 750.00
VANCE, Andrew. The Green Book; or, reading made easy of the irish statutes... Published by Joseph White. 1862. First edition.
viii, 510pp. With half-title. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, some scoring and marking to boards. Upper hinge exposed, ink inscription to FEP, occasional light dust-soiling.
Price
£ 200.00
CAMPBELL, George. The Irish land. Part I. - A visit in the spring. Part II. - A visit in the autumn. Trubner and Co.. 1869. First edition.
vii, [1], 190pp, [2]. Original publisher's green cloth, gilt. Small paper label to spine. Very slight rubbing. Ink ownership inscriptions to FEP and FFEP, occasional marginal spotting.
Price
£ 200.00
BEAUMONT, Gustave de. Ireland: social, political, and religious. Richard Bentley. 1839. First edition in English.
In two volumes. vii, [1], 382; iv, 356pp, [4]. With two terminal advertisement leaves. Uncut in original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. Some rubbing, spines sunned, a trifle marked. Armorial bookplates of Ferdinand M. McVeagh to both FEPs, ink ownership inscriptions of 'Michael Hurst / October 1969 to same', pencil annotations throughout, occasional light spots of dust-soiling.
Price
£ 300.00
BALLANTYNE, R[obert] M[ichael]. The rover of the andes: A tale of adventure in south america. James Nisbet & Co.. 1885. First edition.
vii, [1], 431, [1], 8pp. With an engraved frontispiece, an additional engraved title-page, and four engraved plates. Original publisher's pictorial cloth, gilt. Rubbed and a trifle marked/sunned. Contemporary ink gift inscription to verso of FFEP, very lightly dust-soiled, occasional marginal chipping.
Price
£ 75.00
LORRAIN, Reginald A[rthur]. Five years in unknown jungles for god and empire... Lakher Pioneer Mission. [1913]. First edition.
xii, 274pp, [2]. With half-title, a monochrome photographic frontispiece, 29 monochrome photographic illustrations, and a map. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed and sunned. Short tear to head of leaf B8, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 75.00
PRATT, John H[enry]. Scripture and science not at variance; with remarks on the historical character, plenary inspiration, and surpassing importance, of the earlier chapters of genesis. Thomas Hatchard. 1859. Third edition.
viii, 108pp. Original publisher's blind-stamped limp brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine sunned. Occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 75.00
[WOODHOUSELEE, Alexander Faser Tytler, Lord]. Essay on the life and character of petrarch. To which are added, seven of his sonnets, translated from the italian . Printed for T. Cadell. 1784. First edition.
[2], 54pp. Recent cloth-backed marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Slightest of wear to extremities. Occasional spotting, ink annotations to a single page.
Price
£ 125.00
CUNNINGHAM, [Richenda]. Hymns and spiritual songs. Oliver and Emerson, [s.d., c.1850]. Second edition, enlarged.
[1], 93pp. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. Slightest of marking to extremities. Near contemporary ink gift inscription to FEP, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
BOWNAS, Samuel. A description of the qualifications Necessary to A Gospel Minister, containing Advice to Ministers and Elders, how to conduct themselves in their Conversations, and various Services, according to their Gifts in the Church of Christ. Printed by Luke Hinde. 1750. First edition.
ix, [1], 11-112pp. Contemporary panelled calf. Rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Later armorial bookplate of 'Henry Birkbeck'to FEP, ink ownership inscription to FFEP; 'This Book / belongs to / Henry Gurney', light spotting.
Price
£ 100.00
CLARIDGE, Richard. Tractatus Hierographicus: or, a treatise of the Holy Scriptures... Printed for W. Ellis...John Jefferis...and Paul Stevens. 1751.
[8], viii, [4], 197pp, [3]. Contemporary calf, ruled in gilt to spine. Rubbed, joints cracked. Later booklabel of 'Henry Birkbeck, Jun.' to FEP (pasted over earlier label), recent armorial bookplate of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FFEP, marginal loss to L3, with horizontal tear through centre - without loss of sense.
Price
£ 100.00