Recent Acquisitions

[KEBLE, John]. Ode for the encaenia at oxford, june 11, 1834, in honour of his grace arthur, duke of wellington, chancellor of the university. [s.n.]. 1834. First edition.
8pp. Folded, unopened, unstitched; a rare survival, entirely as issued. Some soiling, especially to title and final leaf.
Price
£ 325.00
[ASTON, Joseph]. Metrical records of manchester, in which its history is traced (currente calamo) from the days of the ancient britons of the present time. By the editor of the Manchester Herald. Sold by Longman, Hurst, Orme, & Co...in Manchester, by J. Alston, and all other Booksellers. 1822. First edition.
105pp, [3]. Later buckram, remains of leather lettering-piece to spine. Worn externally, with split to upper joint and loss to the spine. From the recently dispersed Wigan Free Library, with neat ink stamp to verso of title and occasional light blind-stamp. Inked purchase note dated 1898 to head of FFEP.
Price
£ 300.00
FELLOWS, John. Grace triumphant. A Poem. In nine dialogues. Printed and Sold by G. Garbutt. 1820. Second edition.
4, 90pp. Uncut, stitched within original publisher's blue paper wrappers. Slight marking to wrappers, extremities, loss to backstrip.
Price
£ 350.00
[OXFORD]. The siege of oxford. Fragments from the second book of the "nova aeneis". Francis Macpherson. 1852. First edition.
7pp, [1]. With drop-head title; main title on upper wrap of original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Slight rubbing/chipping to spine, a trifle marked, else a crisp copy.
Price
£ 125.00
DENNISTON, Capt. [James]. The battle of craignilder, a very ancient gallovidian ballad; arranged for publication, with an introduction and notes. Published by R. Cadell; & R. Griffin and Co.. 1832. First edition.
L, [3], 54-104pp. Uncut, in original publisher's green cloth backed plain paper boards, paper title label. Some rubbing and marking, upper board a little warped, slight loss to cloth at spine, lettering piece rubbed away. Occasional marking internally.
Price
£ 150.00
LE PRINCE DE BEAUMONT, Madame [Jeanne-Marie]. Letters of madame du montier, collected by madame le prince le beaumont. Printed for Hookman and Carpenter. 1797. First edition in English.
In three volumes. [2], xx, 331, [1]; [2], 278; [2], 250pp, [2]. With a list of subscribers, and a terminal advertisement leaf to Vol. III. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt, marbled edges. Heavily worn, surface loss, boards held by cords only. FFEP of Vol. I detached, ownership inscription to head of all titles, short tear to text of leaf C3, Vol. II, marginal loss to foot of L2, Vol. II, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 650.00
[NEWCASTLE]. History of the earl of derwentwater... Printed and sold by W. & T. Fordyce, [s.d., c.1835].
24pp. [Bound with:] History of the lambton worm Near Lambton Castle, County of Durham. To which is annexed, a prose Account of the same, From Surtees' History of Durham. Also, the laidley worm, of spindleston heugh. By duncan frasier, the Cheviot Bard. Newcastle. Printed and sold by W. and T. Fordyce, [s.d., c.1835]. 24pp. [And:] History of james allan, the celebrated Northumberland Piper... Newcastle. Printed and sold by W. & T. Fordyce, [s.d., c.1835]. 24pp. [And:] No. 1. - New Series. The newcastle Songster: being a collection of curious & interesting local songs. Newcastle. Printed and sold by W. & T. Fordyce, [s.d., c.1835]. 24pp. [And:] No. 2. - New Series. The newcastle Songster: being a collection of curious & interesting local songs. Newcastle. Printed and sold by W. & T. Fordyce, [s.d., c.1835]. 24pp. [And:] No. 3. - New Series. The newcastle Songster: being a collection of curious & interesting local songs. Newcastle. Printed and sold by W. & T. Fordyce, [s.d., c.1835]. 24pp. [And:] No. 4. - New Series. The newcastle Songster: being a collection of curious & interesting local songs. Newcastle. Printed and sold by W. & T. Fordyce, [s.d., c.1835]. 24pp. [And:] No. 5. - New Series. The newcastle Songster: being a collection of curious & interesting local songs. Newcastle. Printed and sold by W. & T. Fordyce, [s.d., c.1835]. 24pp. [And:] Remarkable & Memorable history of Sir Robert Bewick and the laird graham...Also, the Berkshire Lady's garland... Newcastle. Printed and sold by W. Fordyce, [s.d., c.1835]. 24pp. [And:] [HOGG, James]. The Long Pack, a northumberland tale an hundred years old. Newcastle. Printed and sold by W. & T. Fordyce, [s.d., c.1835]. 24pp. [And:] History of tynemouth, Its Priory & Castle, and stranger's guide By Railway or Turnpike, to places of interest in the vicinity of this justly celebrated bathing place. Newcastle upon Tyne. W. & T. Fordyce, [s.d., c.1835]. 24pp. [And:] Jemmy & Nancy of yarmouth, or The constant lovers...Also, the bloody gardener, A brief History of the earl of essex... Newcastle. W. & T. Fordyce, [s.d., c.1835]. 24pp. [And:] The Factor's Garland: a pathetic history...Also, the tragedy of Sir James the Rose. Newcastle. Printed & Sold by W. & T. Fordyce, [s.d., c.1834]. 23pp, [1]. [And:] The singular life, adventures, And Depredations of david haggart, the murderer... Newcastle. Printed & sold by W. & T. Fordyce, [s.d., c.1835]. 24pp. [And:] History of stoney bowes, otherwise Andrew Robinson Bowes... Newcastle. Printed and sold by W. & T. Fordyce, [s.d., c.1835]. 24pp. [And:] History of Carlisle, ancient and modern...Gretna Green Excursions and Adventures, the bridges, and other information. Newcastle. Printed & sold by W. & T. Fordyce, [s.d., c.1835]. 24pp. 12mo. Contemporary black half-calf, marbled boards, ruled and lettered in gilt. Rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Marbled endpapers, very occasional chipping/shaving to margins, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 650.00
INCHBALD, [Elizabeth] Mrs. A simple story. Darton and Clark. 1842.
[4], 379pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece and an additional engraved title-page. Original publisher's luxury binding of richly gilt-tooled black morocco, coloured inlays, A.E.G. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Light offsetting to additional title-page, else internally immaculate.
Price
£ 150.00
JAMESON, Mrs. [Anna]. Sketches of germany. Art - literature - character. Printed for Charles Jugel. 1837. First edition.
[2], 356pp. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, gilt, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Contemporary ink gift inscription to FEP, near contemporary pencil ownership inscription to front blank fly-leaf, some light browning and spotting
Price
£ 375.00
[GOLDSMITH, Oliver]. The vicar of wakefield: a tale. Supposed to be written by himself. Printed for J. Davies, T. Smith, N. Taylor, and W. Thomson. 1789.
Two volumes bound as one. 134, [2], 124pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Recent endpapers, later ink ownership inscription to front blank fly-leaf, occasional spotting, slight marginal chipping.
Price
£ 200.00
[WARD, Charlotte Bickersteth]. Dawn and Sunrise: brief notices of the life and early death of barbara sophia gordon. Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday. 1870. Second edition.
xvi, 144pp. With half-title, and an engraved portrait frontispiece. Original publisher's blind-stamped blue buckram, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed, slight splitting to lower joint. Later armorial bookplate of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FEP, occasional marginal chipping, foxed.
Price
£ 50.00
WILSON, [George]. A Practical Treatise on fines and recoveries: containing The Principles, Cases and Statutes relating to, and a great Variety of Precedents of, Fines and Recoveries. Together with Instructions for Drawing, Entering, and Passing them. Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall. 1780. Third edition.
[4], 432pp, [36]. Contemporary blind-tooled sheep, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities rubbed, sunned, and marked, slight loss to lower board. Leaf A2 detached, closed tear to text of D6 - without loss.
Price
£ 200.00
HOOLE, Charles. Terminationes et exempla Declinationum et Conjugationum, itemque propria quae maribus, quae genus, et as in praesenti, englished and explained for the use of young grammarians. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. 1823.
124pp. Contemporary calf. Extremities marked and worn. Contemporary ink ownership inscription to FFEP, leaves lightly toned.
Price
£ 75.00
[PORQUET, Louis Philippe R. Fenwick de]. De porquet's first italian reading book: or, Raccolta di Storie e di Novelle, veramente morali. Published for the Author, by Simpkin, Marshall, and Co.. 1853. New edition.
xix, 189pp, [3]. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. Slight marking to extremities. First gathering protruding from text-block, contemporary ink ownership inscription to head of title-page.
Price
£ 50.00
GILES, James. English parsing; comprising the rules of syntax, exemplified by appropriate lessons under each rule. With an index, containing all the parts of speech in the different lessons unparsed. For the use of schools, private teachers, and elder students. Thomas Allman and Son. 1854. New edition.
viii, [1], 10-120pp. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine rubbed, some discolouration. Contemporary ink inscription to head of title-page, slight tear to C8 - just clipping text, small hole to text of C10 - with slight loss of sense.
Price
£ 50.00
HEISTER, Lorenz. A compendium of the practice of physic. Printed for J. Payne. 1757. First edition in English.
[2], ii, [4], 501pp, [3]. With three terminal advertisement pages. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, worming to head of upper joint, loss to lettering-piece. Loss to blank free endpaper, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
BARETTI, Joseph. An introduction to the most useful european languages, consisting of select passages, From the most celebrated english, french, italian, and spanish authors... Printed for T. Davies...and T. Cadell. 1772. First edition.
[8], 469pp, [1]. With half-title. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Heavily rubbed. Ink ownership inscriptions to FFEP and head of half-title, ink gift inscription to head of title-page, occasional spotting, light damp-staining.
Price
£ 250.00
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
[OXFORD UNIVERSITY]. Parecbolae sive excerpta e Corpore Statutorum Universitatis Oxoniensis. Accedunt Articuli Religionis XXXIX. In Ecclesia Anglicana recepti. Nec non juramenta Fidelitatis & Suprematus. In usum Juventutis Academicae. E Theatro Sheldoniano. 1674.
[16], 230pp, [10]. Contemporary blind-ruled sheep. Extremities worn, loss to foot of spine and bumped corners. Pastedowns sprung, very occasional spotting.
Price
£ 275.00