Recent Acquisitions

[THIRTY YEARS WAR]. Speciall and late passages from the most eminent places in Christendome... Printed for Tho. Underhill. 1642. First edition.
60 [i.e. 8]pp. Recent turquoise half-morocco, blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Slight discolouration to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, shaving to margins with loss of text and sense.
Price
£ 500.00
BURTON, John. The genuineness of Ld Clarendon's History of the rebellion printed at oxford vindicated. Mr. Oldmixon's Slander Confuted. The True State of the Case Represented. Printed at the Theatre for James Fletcher...and Sold by M. Cooper. 1744. First edition.
175pp, [3]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Attractively bound in contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. A trifle rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Private shelf-label of Porkington Library to FEP, very small worm-trail to gutter throughout, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
HARRIS, William. An Historical and Critical account of the life and writings of James the First, King of Great Britain... Printed for James Waugh. 1753. First edition.
xv [i.e. xix], [2], 255pp, [5]. Attractively bound in contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. A trifle rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Marbled endpapers, private shelf-label of Porkington Library to FEP, internally clean and crisp. A very good copy.
Price
£ 200.00
CLARKE, Mary Anne. The rival dukes; or, Who is the Dupe? Containing a complete Refutation of the Calumnies which Mrs. Clarke has cast upon the Character of His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, in her recent Work, entitled "the rival princes," and, throwing new light upon the secret history and intrigues of Gloucester=place. Printed by E. Thomas...Published by M. Jones. 1810. First edition.
[4], vii, [1], 191pp, [1]. With half-title. Recent tan half-morocco, tan cloth boards, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle marked. Marbled endpapers, occasional light spotting. Ink ownership inscription to verso of RFEP; 'Mary Jane Ormsby'.
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£ 300.00
[CORONATION]. The ceremoniale at the installation of the Knights of the Garter, in the Chapel of the Garter, in the Chapel of St. George, within the castle of windsor. Printed for R. Westcote, Bookseller, at Windsor. 1757. First edition.
[2], 20pp, [2]. With terminal advertisement leaf. [Bound with:] A complete account Of the Cermonies observed in the coronations Of the kings and queens of england. Containing, I. The Form of the Royal Letters of Summons, sent to the Peers and Peeresses, to attend the Solemnity of the Coronation... London. Printed for J. Roberts..., 1727. Fourth edition. 80pp. With two engraved folding plates, one especially large of the ceremonial procession, consisting of two attached pieces, and numerous woodcut vignettes of ceremonial jewels and regalia. Somewhat unusually bound in early nineteenth-century tan calf, with old printers' waste used as central panels. Rubbed and marked, with partial cracking to joints. From the recently dispersed property of the Lord Harlech, with shelf-label of 'Porkington Library' to FEP and a twentieth-century exhibition card indicating 'Lent by Lord Harlech' loosely inserted.
Price
£ 750.00
BRYDALL, John. Jus Imaginis apud Anglos; or The Law of england Relating to the Nobility & Gentry. Faithfully Collected, and methodically Digested for Common Benefit. Printed for John Billinger. 1675. First edition.
[16], 76pp, [4]. With an engraved frontispiece, a folding table, and a penultimate advertisement leaf. Recent red half-morocco, red cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Slightest of marking to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, ink ownership inscription of 'R. Owen' to title-page.
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£ 250.00
OLDMIXON, John. Memoirs of the life of John Lord Somers... Printed for J. Roberts. 1716. First edition.
[4], 126pp, [2]. With half-title and terminal advertisement leaf. Without portrait frontispiece. Recent navy buckram, lettered in gilt. Slightest of marking to extremities, spine sunned. Recent endpapers, occasional light spots of soiling, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
HAUSTED, Peter. Hymnus tabaci; a poem In honour of Tabaco. Heroically Composed by Raphael Thorius: Made English by Peter Hausted Mr. of Arts Camb.. Printed by T.N. for Humphrey Moseley.... 1651. First edition.
73, [7], 8pp. Eighteenth-century half-russia, gilt, marbled boards. Marbled boards slightly rubbed to extremities, occasional spotting to text, else a fine copy.
Price
£ 950.00
JUVENAL. STAPYLTON, Sir Robert. Juvenal's sixteen satyrs or, a survey of the Manners and Actions of mankind. With Arguments, Marginall Notes, and Annotations clearing the obscure places out of the History, Lawes and Ceremonies of the Romans. Printed for Humphrey Moseley. 1647. First edition.
[16], 287pp, [1]. Without terminal errata leaf. With an engraved portrait frontispiece of Sir Robert Stapylton, and an additional engraved title-page. Contemporary blind-ruled sheep, recently rebacked and recornered in morocco, lettered in gilt. Boards worn, small worm-hole to spine. Recent endpapers, slight shaving to fore-edge of frontispiece, very occasional spotting, water-stained throughout.
Price
£ 500.00
OVID. GOWER, John. Ovid's festivalls, or Romane Calendar, Translated into English verse equinumerally. Printed by Roger Daniel, Printer to the University of Cambridge: And are to be sold by M[ichael] S[parke] junior. 1640.
[42], 146pp, [2]. With an initial leaf, blank except for a fleuron, and a terminal imprimatur leaf. Title in red and black. Later blind-tooled calf, gilt. Extremities worn, insect damage, surface loss, and marking to boards. Shelf-label of the Porkington Library to FEP, occasional ink-spotting, family chronology to recto of initial blank leaf, pen-trials to title-page, p.146, and imprimatur leaf.
Price
£ 750.00
CLEVELAND, John. The works of Mr. John Cleveland, Containing his Poems, Orations, Epistles, Collected into One Volume, With the life of the author. Printed by R. Holt, for Obadiah Blagrave. 1687.
[24], 144, 143-189, [1], 193-514pp, [14]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and two terminal advertisement leaves. Recent half-morocco, tan cloth boards, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent endpapers, early ink ownership inscription to title of 'Tho. Gaywood', very occasional light marginal damp-staining, overall a very good copy. With a loosely inserted typed letter, dated 10 January 1966, addressed to Lord Harlech from the Brian Morris of the University of York expressing a desire to view copies of any seventeenth-century editions of Cleveland that may be found in the former's library. Letter browned and a trifle chipped and torn to left margin.
Price
£ 375.00
WALLER, Edmond. Poems, &c. Written upon several occasions And to several persons. Printed for H. Herringman. 1686. Fifth edition, with several additions never before printed.
[8], 301pp, [7]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Title in red and black. Contemporary speckled calf, spine richly gilt. Rubbed, without lettering-piece. Private shelf-label of 'Porkington Library' to FEP, ink ownership inscriptions of 'R. Owen' and 'Margaret Owen' to title, horizontal tear to D6, small hole to L2, and short closed tear to M6 - touching text in each instance without loss of sense, foxed throughout.
Price
£ 200.00
RYMER, Thomas. The Tragedies of The Last Age Consider'd and Examin'd by the Practice of the Ancients and by the Common sense of all Ages. In a letter to Fleetwood Shepheard, Esq. Printed for Richard Tonson. 1678. First edition.
[16], 144pp. Recent brown half-morocco, brown buckram boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, repair of closed tear to D1 - touching text without loss of sense, occasional light spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 350.00
RADCLIFFE, Alexander. The ramble: an anti-heroick poem. Together with Some Terrestrail Hymns and Carnal Ejaculations. Printed for the Author, and are to be Sold by Walter Davis. 1682. First edition.
[16], 128pp. With initial blank leaf. Recent brown half-morocco, brown buckram boards, lettered in gilt, marbled edges. Minor wear to extremities. Ink ownership inscription of 'R Owen' to title-page, paper repair to margin of D2, light damp-staining and occasional spotting throughout.
Price
£ 500.00
[CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY]. Hymenaeus Cantabrigiensis. Ex Officina Johannis Hayes, celeberrimae Academia Typographi. 1683. First edition.
[136]pp. Without A1, as issued. Recent blue half-morocco, buckram boards, titled in gilt to spine. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Spine a trifle browned, else a fine copy. With an early manuscript verse in 12 lines, entitled 'Variatio martialis' to blank fly leaf at end.
Price
£ 500.00
MERIAN, Matthaus. La danse des morts, comme elle est de'piente dans la louable et celebre ville de bastle, pour servir de miroir de la nature humaine...on y a ajoute une description de la ville de basle & des vers a chaque figure. Chez Jean Rod. Im-Hof & Fils. 1789.
190pp. With an extra engraved title (in German, by P. de Jode) and 43 engravings within the text by J.A. Chovin, after Merian's original designs. Nineteenth-century black half-morocco, cloth boards, with leather title-label to upper board. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Rubbed to extremities, spine, upper board a little marked. With armorial bookplate of the Rev. Richard Harington to FEP. Internally immaculate.
Price
£ 850.00
BAYLY, [Nathaniel] Thomas Haynes. Weeds of witchery. Published by Ackermann and Co.. 1837.
32pp. With 12 engraved plates. Original publisher's green buckram, gilt. A trifle rubbed and marked. Hinges exposed, endpapers soiled, browning to plates. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page; 'La Comtesse de Montabeue best / from the author.'
Price
£ 250.00
HALL, Clara. The shepherd brothers. Edward Lacey, [s.d., c.1830s]. First edition.
72pp. With engraved frontispiece and three further plates. Original publisher's roan-backed printed paper boards. Spine a little chipped with three small wormholes, a trifle rubbed to extremities, else a handsome copy. Slightly shaken, text block split at pp.24-5.
Price
£ 250.00
[WHATLEY, Stephen]. England's gazetteer; or, An Accurate Description of all the Cities, Towns, and Villages of the Kingdom... Printed for J. and P. Knapton, et al.. 1751. First edition.
In three volumes. vii, [329]; [334]; [418]pp. Printed in double columns. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed and a trifle sunned, loss to head and foot of spines, substantial loss to lettering-pieces. From the library of the Earls of Lovelace, with the recent ink-stamps of the Ben Damph Forest library to all FEPs, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
SEMPLE, J[ames] G[eorge]. The life of major j. g. semple lisle; containing a faithful narrative of the alternate vicissitudes of splendor and misfortune... Printed for W. Stewart. 1800. Second edition.
xxii, [2], 382pp. With half-title and an engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary calf, tooled in gilt and blind. Some rubbing, upper joint split with board held by cords only. Marbled endpapers, shelf-label to FEP, slight offsetting to title, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 350.00