Recent Acquisitions

CLAUDIO. An antidote to poison: or, a full reply to Mr. Jefferys' Attack upon the Character and Conduct of his royal highness the prince of wales: containing several important particulars Derived from authentic Sources of Information. To which is added a Postscript, with further observations respecting the loan for Mrs. fitzherbert, and the marriage jewels, &c. for the duke of york. Also particulars of Mr. jefferys' recantation. Printed by W. Clowes...for Mathews and Leigh. 1806. Third edition.
[6], 98pp. With half-title and an engraved portrait frontispiece. Uncut in recent brown buckram, lettered in gilt. Very slight wear to extremities. Lightly foxed, occasional slight marginal dust-soiling.
Price
£ 125.00
SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley. The speech of richard brinsley sheridan, Esq. in the house of commons, (8th December 1802) on the motion for the army establishment for the ensuing year. Printed for John Stockdale. 1802. First edition.
22pp, [2]. With two terminal advertisement leaves. Recent navy morocco-backed blue buckram boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, foxed and dust-soiled throughout.
Price
£ 125.00
[BOLINGBROKE, Henry St. John, Viscount]. Letters on the Spirit of Patriotism: On the Idea of a Patriot King: and on the state of parties, at the Accession of King George the First. Printed for A. Millar. 1750.
vii, [1], 9-199, 300-338pp, [2]. Complete despite erratic pagination. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Recent navy half-morocco, blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G.. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 75.00
B[URTON], R[obert]. [i.e. CROUCH, Nathaniel]. The history of Oliver Cromwel: being an Impartial Account Of all the Battles, Sieges, and other Military Atchievements, wherein he was Ingaged, in England, Scotland, and Ireland... Printed for Nath. Crouch. 1693.
[4], 175pp, [11]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and five terminal advertisement leaves. Later blind-tooled calf, gilt. Lightly rubbed. Shelf-label of the Porkington Library to FEP, title-page and portrait frontispiece dust-soiled, the latter laid down. Some shaving, touching running-title, catch-words, and signatures at times, clipping text, slight loss and tearing to lower corner of leaf C12, leaves B5-6 cut down, trimmed (and perhaps supplied, at an early date, from another copy), all without loss of sense.
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£ 450.00
AIKIN, John. The calendar of nature. Designed for the instruction and entertainment of young persons. Printed for Baldwin and Cradock. 1835. New edition, corrected and much improved.
[2], x, 91pp, [5]. With half-title and two terminal advertisement leaves, vignette engraving to title and head of each month within text. A handsome copy in original roan-backed marbled paper boards, gilt. Boards a little faded, slightest of rubbing. Bookseller's label of 'H. Fraser, Greenock' to FEP, gift inscription to head of half-title.
Price
£ 150.00
STUBBS, Amelia. Family tales for children. William Darton, [c.1824]. First edition.
108pp, [2]. With an engraved frontispiece, two engraved plates, and a terminal engraved publisher's advertisement leaf. Original publisher's green roan-backed marbled boards, lettered and ruled in gilt. Rubbed, insect damage to spine, with loss to head and foot, corners bumped. Hinges exposed, text-block working-loose of binding, loss to lower corner of one plate, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 75.00
M'NAYR, James. A guide from glasgow, to some of the most remarkable Scenes in the highlands of scotland, and to the falls of the clyde . Printed in the Courier Office. 1797. First edition.
249, [1], 6pp. With half-title. Contemporary gilt-tooled straight-grain tan morocco, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, a trifle marked, slight chipping to lettering-piece. Marbled endpapers, armoiral bookplate to FEP, internally immaculate. Presentation copy, inscribed to verso of front blank fly-leaf; 'Mr. Drummond, / of Blairdrummond, / with most respectful compliments from / The Author.'
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£ 950.00
[SHIPWRECK]. A narrative of the loss of the kent east indiaman, by fire, in the bay of biscay, on the 1st march, 1825. In a letter to a friend. By a passenger. Printed for Waugh and Innes. 1826. Fourth edition.
vi, [7]-114pp, [6]. With half-title and three terminal advertisement leaves. Uncut in original publisher's brown paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. A trifle rubbed and marked, slightest of chipping to lettering-piece, upper joint splitting. Ink inscription to FEP; 'Stowe / Congregational Library / one week allowed for / reading', initial gathering working loose of text-block, tears to text of p.9-10 and p.11-12 without loss, slight damp-staining to terminal advertisement leaves.
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£ 150.00
HILL, Aaron. The works of the late aaron hill, Esq; in four volumes. Consisting of Letters on Various Subjects, and of Original Poems, Moral and Facetious. With an essay on the art of acting. Printed for the Benefit of the Family. 1754. Second edition.
In four volumes. vi, [30], 375, [1]; [2], 410, [16]; [2], 423, [1]; [2], 396pp. With a list of subscribers. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Heavily rubbed, some surface loss. Internally clean and crisp. From the library of the Earls of Lovelace, with the recent ink-stamps of the Ben Damph Forest library to all FFEPs.
Price
£ 250.00
[ROSCOE, William]. [The Butterfly's Ball, featured within The Lady's Monthly Museum Vol. I]. Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe. 1806. First edition.
Comprising six issues from July to December 1806. iv, 288pp, [4]. With 12 engraved plates, six of which hand-coloured. Contemporary calf-tipped marbled boards, recently rebacked, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Some rubbing to boards. Ink ownership inscription to FFEP; 'Sandra Dolby / 2 July 1807', small hole to text of one leaf, light foxing to plates, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 750.00
ROSCOE, William. Vita di lorenzo de' medici detto il magnifico. co' Caratteri di Didot presso Niccolo Capurro. 1816. Seconda edizione.
Two volumes bound as one. [8], xxix, [1], 133, [3], lii, 208pp, clxviii. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary sheep-backed marbled paper boards, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Slight rubbing and marking to spine, with private library shelf-label to foot. Lightly foxed, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
ROSCOE, William. The life of lorenzo de' medici, called the magnificent. Printed for Bronson & Chauncey. 1803. First American edition.
In three volumes. xxxi, [1], 426; [4], 427, [1]; [8], 435pp, [13]. With half-titles and an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I. Contemporary tree-calf, gilt. Slight rubbing to extremities. Internally clean and crisp, a near fine copy.
Price
£ 175.00
[ROSCOE, William], TANSILLO, Luigi. The nurse, a poem. Translated from the italian of luigi tansillo. Printed by J. M'Creery, for Cadell and Davies. 1798. First edition.
[2], 14, 67, [1], 12pp. With half-title. Contemporary green half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt, marbled edges. Some rubbing to extremities. Marbled endpapers, occasional light marginal spotting, very small hole to margin of p.25-26, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 500.00
[ROSCOE, Robert]. Chevy chase, a poem. Founded on The Ancient Ballad. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies...by J. M'Creery. 1813. First edition.
[2], 108pp. Contemporary gilt-tooled green morocco, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed, spine sunned, discolouration and marking to boards. Ink annotation providing author's name to drop-head title, lightly foxed, overall internally clean and crisp. Newspaper clipping to verso of FFEP announcing the death of Henry Roscoe, pasted beneath manuscript note reading; 'I wish James G. Roscoe to have the / quarto edition of Chevy Chase bound / in green morocco / In memory of Henry Roscoe / March 1836', booklabel and private ink-stamp of James G. Roscoe to to recto of blank fly-leaf.
Price
£ 250.00
ROSCOE, Henry. The life of william roscoe. Printed by T. Cadell. 1833. First edition.
In two volumes. xv, [1], 501, [1]; xii, 491pp, [1]. With half-titles and an engraved frontispiece to each volume. Bound by Sotheran's in contemporary burgundy half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Some rubbing to boards, lettering-pieces a trifle chipped. Remnants of private library shelf-labels to FEPs, offsetting to titles, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
ROSCOE, William. The life and pontificate of leo the tenth. Henry G. Bohn. 1846. Fifth edition.
In two volumes. xxxi, [1], 502; [2], 540pp. With an engraved frontispiece to each volume and one further engraved plate. Attractively bound in contemporary gilt-tooled turquoise morocco, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, gilt device with motto 'Sunt sua praemia laudi' to boards, marbled edges. Marbled endpapers, slight foxing to plates, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 300.00
[ROSCOE FAMILY]. Poems for youth. By a family circle. Printed for Robinson and Sons. 1820. First edition.
iv, 106pp. Contemporary straight-grained green morocco, gilt, recently rebacked with contemporary spine laid-down, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed, some marking. Recent endpapers, internally clean and crisp. Ink gift inscription to verso of FFEP; 'Sarah Touchet / from Wm. Greg'.
Price
£ 450.00
ROSCOE, William. Illustrations, historical and critical, of the life of lorenzo de' medici, called the magnificent; with an appendix of original and other documents. Printed for T. Cadell...and W. Blackwood. 1822. First edition.
[12], 223, [1], 168pp. With an engraved frontispiece and three platers, one of which folding. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt supralibros to upper board. A trifle rubbed. Lightly foxed, overall a very good copy.
Price
£ 150.00
[ROSCOE, William]. An address, delivered before the proprietors of the botanic garden, in liverpool, previous to opening the garden, May 3, 1802. To which are added, the laws of the institution, and a list of the proprietors. Printed by J. M'Creery. 1802. First edition.
60pp, [2]. With half-title and terminal blank leaf. Original publisher's two-tone paper boards. Extremities a trifle marked, armorial bookplates of 'Holland House to upper board and FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 450.00
[ROSCOE, William]. Mount pleasant: a descriptive poem. To which is added, an ode. Printed by W. Eyres, for J. Johnson. 1777. First edition.
49pp, [1]. With half-title. Recent calf-backed plain paper boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Slightest of loss to margin of E4, very small hole to G3 - not touching text, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 750.00