Recent Acquisitions

[POVERTY]. [VAN BEUGHEM, Charles Antoine Francois de Paule]. Suppressio mendicitatis, sive specimen staturoum stimulorumque pro ea abolenda. e Typographia Philippi Gimblet & Fratum, in Foro Granorum. 1778. First edition.
24pp. Original marbled paper wrappers. Slightest creasing to extremities, else a fine copy.
Price
£ 400.00
FENNING, D[aniel].. The young man's Book of Knowledge: being a proper supplement to the young man's companion. In six parts, viz. Part I. Of Knowledge in General...Part II. Theology...Part III. Natural philosophy in general...Part IV. Geography...Part V. Geometry and Astronomy, Navigation, and Plain Sailing...Part VI. Of Music and Vibration... Printed for S. Crowder. 1786. Fourth edition.
xiv, 381pp, [1]. With engraved frontispiece and five folding engraved plates. Contemporary (perhaps original? 'Price Three Shillings, bound') gilt-ruled sheep. Rubbed, some with cracking to joints. Front endpapers excised, dog-earring and contemporary ink inscription 'Joshua Aspland ejus liber 1788' to blank fly-leaf.
Price
£ 250.00
[CORFE CASTLE]. BY A NEAR RESIDENT [BROWNE, John]. An Historical and Architectural Description of Corfe Castle. Printed and Published By J. Lankester. 1829. First edition.
[3], ii, 75pp, [1]. With frontispiece and four further lithographic plates. Bound by Murray's Nottingham Book Co. Ltd. in contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Slight rubbing to extremities. Bookplate of 'S.J.T.' to FEP, light spotting throughout.
Price
£ 250.00
GUICCIARDINI, Lodovico. [PINKERTON, John?]. Guicciardini's account of the ancient flemish school of painting. Translated from his description of the netherlands, published in italian at antwerp, 1567. With a preface, by the translator. Printed for I. Herbert. 1795. Second English edition.
xv, [1], 36pp. With half-title. Uncut in original paper-backed marbled paper wrappers, with evidence of being disbound from a larger volume, with some loss and stitching to spine. Some browning and spotting internally.
Price
£ 350.00
LINNECAR, Richard. The miscellaneous works of Richard Linnecar, of Wakefield. Printed by Thomas Wright. 1789. First edition.
[8], 300pp. With a list of subscriber's. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities worn and marked, upper board detached, loss to spine, bumped. Occasional browning, overall internally clean and crisp. Subscriber's copy, engraved monogram of John Carr stamped to verso of title, with his ownership inscription to upper board.
Price
£ 125.00
MEREDITH, George. Emilia in England. Chapman & Hall. 1864. First edition.
In three volumes. iv, 306; iv, 285, [1]; iv, 338pp. Contemporary green half-morocco, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Spines rubbed and a trifle sunned. Marbled endpapers, ink ownership inscriptions of 'Halsey Ricardo' to blank fly-leaves, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
HOPKINS, John. An Attempt to restore the true reading and rendering of the last Verse of the 4th Chapter of Nehemiah. A discourse Preached before the University of Oxford, At St. Mary's, On Sunday, Sept. 29. 1771. Printed at the Clarendon-Press. 1771. First edition.
[2], 24pp, [2]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Recent navy cloth-backed marbled paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Slightest of wear to extremities. Lightly spotted, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
MEREDITH, George. One of our conquerors. Chapman and Hall. 1891. First edition.
In three volumes. [4], 302; iv, 320; iv, 307pp, [1]. Contemporary green half-morocco, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Spines rubbed and a trifle sunned. Marbled endpapers, ink ownership inscriptions of 'Halsey Ricardo' to blank fly-leaves, slightest of browning to endpapers, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
D[enman], G[eorge]. Black eyed susan done into greek. [Printed by C. J. Clay, M.A. and Sons, at the University Press]. [1886]. First edition.
[8]pp. Parallel English and Greek text. Disbound. Evidently removed from larger volume, with four leaves of an unidentified list of donations, with the later typed heading 'George Denman Scholarship', attached to rear. Slightest of dust-soiling and creasing to title, else a clean and crisp copy.
Price
£ 50.00
[POLICE]. Explanation given by the chief constable of kent in deference to the following resolution...but offered under the strongest protest Against any interference with his powers as derived by the VI Sec., 2 and 3 Vict., cap. 93.. Printed by W.H. Vale. 1857.
38pp, [2]. Stitched, as issued, with vertical fold to centre, some creasing to title, slightly dusty and marked, surface loss to verso of final blank.
Price
£ 100.00
[HARRINGTON, James]. A vindication of Mr. James Colmar Bachelor of Physick and Fellow of Exeter College in Oxford. From the calumnies of three late pamphlets, 1. A paper publish'd by Dr. Bury, 1689. 2. The account examin'd. 3. The case of Exeter College related and vindicated. To which are annex'd the authentick copies of the affidavits relating to that affair. Printed by Tho. Bennet. 1691. First edition.
[8], 43pp, [1]. With an initial advertisement leaf. Later half-calf, marbled boards, recent rebacked to style. A trifle rubbed. Foxed throughout.
Price
£ 200.00
[BUCKLER, Benjamin]. A complete vindication of the mallard of All-Souls College, against the injurous suggestions of the Rev. Mr. Pointer, Rector of Slapton in the county of Northampton and diocese of Peterborough. Printed for J. and J. Rivington. 1751. Second edition.
vii, [1], 9-62pp, [2]. Recent calf-backed marbled paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Very minor wear to extremities. Lightly foxed, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
[CROSSFIELD, Edward Mason]. The note book of an oxonian, by a late member of brazen nose college. 1831. First edition.
iv, 308pp. With errata slip bound-in. Original publisher's drab paper boards, later rebacked in tan paper with title in typescript. Board rubbed and marked. Contemporary ownership inscriptions to FFEP and head of title-page, short marginal tears to head of leaves I3 and U5, very occasional contemporary inked annotations and corrections to text, lightly spotted. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP (apparently by the recipient); 'Robt. Read, from the author'; the same owner's inscription to title and occasional inked correction to text.
Price
£ 350.00
[BOONE, James Shergold]. The Oxford spy; in verse. Dialogue the first [-fifth]. For Munday and Slatter. 1818.
24, [1], 6-28, 32, 32, 55, [2], 60-74pp. Without half-title and title-page for the second dialogue, and divisional title for 'Notes to Canto V'. The first, second, and third dialogues are all third editions, the fourth a second edition, and the fifth and final dialogue a first edition. Contemporary green cloth-backed paper boards, recent printed paper lettering-piece to spine. Slight rubbing, some damp staining to boards, corners bumped. Armorial bookplate of William Hutchinson to FEP, with his ownership inscription to FFEP, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 75.00
[WELLINGTON, Duke of]. Congratulatory addresses recited in the Theatre, Oxford, at the installation of His Grace the Duke of Wellington, chancellor of the University, MDCCCXXXIV. Published by J. Vincent. 1834. First edition.
69pp, [5]. With an engraved frontispiece, and two terminal advertisement leaves. Recent navy cloth-backed marbled paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece, original publisher's drab paper wrappers bound-in. Very minor wear to extremities. Light foxing to frontispiece, offsetting to title.
Price
£ 75.00
[DILLON, Robert Crawford]. The Lord Mayor's visit to Oxford, in the month of July, 1826. Written at the desire of the party, by the Chaplain to the Mayoralty. Longman, Rees, Orme, Browne, and Green. 1826. First edition.
vi, 157pp, [3]. With an engraved frontispiece and one engraved plate. Contemporary black half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt, T.E.G. Some rubbing to extremities, particularly to spine. Marbled endpapers, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 150.00
[HUDDESFORD, William]. The lives Of those eminent Antiquaries John Leland, Thomas Hearne, and Anthony a Wood; with An authentick Account of their respective Writings and Publications, from original papers. Printed at the Clarendon Press, for J. and J. Fletcher...And Joseph Pote. 1772. First edition.
In two volumes. vii, [1], 111, [113], 20, [2], iv, 139, [9]; [2], v, [3], 404, 58pp, [2]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume and a further nine engraved plates, three of which folding. Uncut in contemporary marbled boards, recently rebacked in calf. Heavy rubbing and some surface loss to boards. Recent armorial bookplates of 'G.A.B.D. Hacket' to both FEPs, eighteenth-century book label of the 'Book Society' (sadly unidentified) to FEP of Vol. I, frontispiece of Vol. I misbound, very occasional light marginal dust-soiling.
Price
£ 250.00
[SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley]. The last night. New theatre, wickham-market. By the phoenix company of comedians, On Tuesday Evening, December 17th, 1799, Will be presented, A New Tragic Play, (written by R. B. Sheridan, Esq.) call'd, Pizarro...To which will be added, An Admired Entertainment, call'd The Spoil'd Child... Printed by R. Loder. [1799].
Single leaf broadside. Unevenly trimmed, shaving, with loss of a single character to left-hand margin and headline, vertical crease and central horizontal crease, slight chipping to head, several small holes to text with old glassine tape repairs to verso.
Price
£ 250.00
SOCIETY OF DILETTANTI. Report of the Committee of the Society of Dilettanti, appointed by the Society to superintend the expedition lately sent by them to Greece and Ionia... Printed by order of the Society for the use of the members, by W. Bulmer. 1814. First edition.
[2], 18pp. Parallel columns in Italian and English text. Stitched in original publisher's tan plain paper wrappers, paper label to upper cover reading; 'March, 1816 / A volume containing the unedited Antiquities of Attica will be / published early in May. - 200 Copies only will be taken off for Sale. / Those who are desirous of possessing the Work are requested to apply / to-' Slight marginal damp-staining, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 100.00
GOUTER, [George]. The last act in the miraculous story of His Majesty King Charles the Second's escape out of the reach of his tyrannical enemies. J. Russell Smith. 1873. Second edition.
16pp. Original publisher's printed blue paper wrappers. Extremities dust-soiled and a trifle marked, remnant of adhesive label to upper cover, chipping to wrapper edges with loss to spine. Browning to title and terminal leaf, lightly foxed throughout.
Price
£ 75.00