Recent Acquisitions

[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
[DENHAM, Lewis William]. Perpetua et felicitas: a rejected seatonian. Paternoster & Hales. 1898. First edition.
14pp. Disbound. Slightest of dust-soiling to title-page, horizontal crease to all leaves. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of drop-title; 'With best love from / The Author / (Hon Rev Lewis William / Denham. Aged 77. in / 1898.)
Price
£ 125.00
[HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF LONDON]. Proceedings of the Horticultural Society of London. 1838. [s.n.]. [1838]. First edition.
13pp, [3]. Loosely gathered in original publisher's printed tan paper wrappers. A trifle creased and dust-soiled, slightest of chipping to leaf edges.
Price
£ 125.00
BAYLEY, F[rederick] W[illiam] N[aylor]. The French Revolution of 1830. A Comic Poem. Alfred Miller. 1830. First edition.
[2], 24pp. With half-title, an engraved portrait frontispiece and two engraved plates. Stitched in original publisher's printed paper wraps. Slight chipping to spine, spots of marking and foxing, very small worm-hole to lower cover passing through a majority of the text-block - in no instance touching text. Light offsetting, occasional foxing and creasing.
Price
£ 150.00
[NAPLETON, John]. Advice to a student in the university, concerning the qualifications and duties of a minister of the gospel in the church of England. Printed for Fletcher and Hanwell. 1795. First edition.
vi, [2], 147pp, [1]. With half-title. Disbound. A clean and crisp copy, with only the slightest of dust-soiling to half-title.
Price
£ 100.00
TWISS, Travers. The oregon question examined, in respect to facts and the law of nations. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. 1846. First edition.
ix, [3], 391, [3], 32pp advertisements. With two folding maps, one hand-coloured in outline, and a terminal errata leaf. Original publisher's blind-decorated green cloth, titled in gilt. Slightest of rubbing to extremities, small chip to fore-edge of lower board, else a fine copy. Occasional spotting/marking, else clean and crisp. From library of John Scott, 3rd Earl of Eldon with his armorial bookplate to verso of FFEP and a fragment of paper with his name and address ('Hamilton Place') tipped in following FFEP.
Price
£ 750.00
MEREDITH, George. The tragic comedians. A study in a well-known story. Chapman and Hall. 1880. First edition.
In two volumes. [4], 199, [1]; [4], 181pp, [1]. With half-titles. First edition, first issue, with the original title-leaves dated 1880 intact. Published on 15th December 1880, the following year the publisher inserted cancelled titles dated 1881 into their remaining copies. Contemporary green half-morocco, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed and sunned, very small worm-hole to Vol. I spine, ink-spot to upper board of Vol. II. Marbled endpapers, ink ownership inscriptions of 'Halsey Ricardo / December 1884' to blank fly-leaves, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
ADAMS, W. H. Davenport. Battle stories from British and European history. Swan Sonnenschein and Co.. c.1900. Seventh edition.
x, [3], 14-464pp. With half-title, and illustrated frontispiece and numerous illustrated plates. Original publisher's blind-stamped pictorial red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, A.E.G. Slight loss and splitting to head and foot of sunned spine. Decorated endpapers, recent armorial bookplate of Cefntilla to FEP alongside pencil ownership inscription of 'Raglan', lightly foxed.
Price
£ 50.00
[DR WILLIAMS' LIBRARY]. Catalogue of the library in Red Cross Street, Cripplegate; founded pursuant to the will of the Reverend Daniel Williams, D. D. who died in the year 1716. Printed and Sold by Richard and John E. Taylor. 1841. First edition.
In two volumes. viii, 420; [2], 438pp. Recent green cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle marked. Internally clean and crisp but for light marginal damp-staining and browning to first three gatherings of Vol. II.
Price
£ 275.00
THOMAS, [Antoine Leonard]. Essai sur le caractere, les moeurs et l'esprit des femmes dans les differens siecles. Chez Moutard: Chez Franc. Grasset & Comp.. 1772.
vi, 189pp, [3]. With half-title and an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. A trifle rubbed, slight splitting to upper joint. Contemporary ownership inscription of 'C: Cookson' to FEP, and 'C. Cookson 1789 achete a Geneve' to head of title, light offsetting, small marginal paper flaw to A1, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 250.00
HORSIN DEON, [Simon]. De la conservation et de la restauration des tableux... Chez Hector Bossange. 1851. First edition.
viii, 234pp. Recent tan plain paper wrappers. Very minor wear to extremities. Internally immaculate, a fine copy.
Price
£ 100.00
[VOLTAIRE]. Discorso fatto dal sig. di Voltaire, istoriografo di Francia, In occasione del suo ricevimento nell' accademia Francese, In vece del Presidente Bouhier Il Lunedi 9. Maggio 1746. [s.n.]. [1746].
35pp, [1]. Recent marbled paper boards, red morocco lettering-piece to upper board. Slightest of wear to extremities. Occasional light foxing.
Price
£ 100.00
[DU LARENS, Henri-Joseph]. Le Compere Mathieu, ou Les Bigarrures de L'Esprit Humain. Chez les Marchands de Nouveautes. 1797.
Four volumes bound as two. [4], 264; [2], ii, 256; ii, 244; [2], 215pp, [1]. With five engraved plates. Nineteenth-century green half-cloth, marbled paper boards. Slightest of wear to extremities. Ink annotations to endpapers, expertly repaired tears to title and first contents leaf of Vol. III, occasional light foxing.
Price
£ 200.00
THOUAR, Pietro. La sposa e la madre. Scelta di Prose e Poesie di scrittori antichi e moderni intorno al matrimonio lettura per le donzelle e donativo di nozze. Felice le Monnier. 1846. Second edition.
viii, 482pp, [1]. With half-title. Unopened in original publisher's printed paper wrappers, publisher's blind-stamp to upper cover. Slightest of rubbing and creasing, a trifle marked. Internally immaculate, a near fine copy.
Price
£ 150.00
SANGAR, J. T.. Victory over Sin and Death! A sermon, preached in the Churches of St. Werburgh and St. James; Bristol, On Sunday, January, 12, 1812, On occasion of the Death of Miss French, Who departed this Life on the 31st, Dec, 1811, In the 26th Year of her Age...Published for the Benefit of a Near Relation of the Deceased. Sold by Longman, Hurst, & Co. et al.. [1812]. First edition.
104pp. With half-title. [Bound after:] BIDDULPH, Thomas T[regenna]. Life a vapour! St. James IV. Being the substance of a sermon...on the death of Mr. John Marker. Bristol. Printed and Sold by W. Bulgin, 1802. Second edition. 33pp, [1]. [And:] BIDDULPH, Thomas T[regenna]. Hezekiah's charge to the congregation of Judah. 2 Chron. xxix. 31. A sermon preached before the Grateful Society, in All Saints'-Church, Bristol, on Thursday, Nov. 13, 1800, being the anniversary of the nativity of the late Edward Colston, Esq. Bristol. Printed and Sold by W. Bulgin, [1800]. First edition. 32pp, [4]. With half-title. [And:] BIDDULPH, Thomas T[regenna]. A message from the tomb; being the substance of a sermon...On the death of George Gieves. Bristol. Printed and Sold by W. Bulgin, 1802. First edition. [4], 36pp. With half-title. 8vo. Later cloth-backed drab paper boards. Extremities rubbed and marked. Upper hinge exposed with board working loose, slight loss to bottom margin of B2 of first work, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
[GILPIN, Joshua]. A monument of parental affection to a dear and only son. Printed by and for F. Houlston and Son. 1811. Fourth edition.
xi, [1], 13-178pp, [2]. With half-title and a terminal advertisement leaf. [Bound with:] GIRDLESTONE, C[harles]. The social conduct of a Christian considered in discourses addressed to an individual. Oxford. Printed by W. Baxter, 1828. Second edition. xi, [1], 148pp. Short tear and some loss to gutter margin of title with leaf separating from text-block. 8vo. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbing and marking to spine. Ink annotation to FEP, ownership inscription of 'C. Cole' to half-title, foxed throughout.
Price
£ 75.00