Recent Acquisitions

EAMER, John. Colonel sir john eamer's defence on the court martial held on charges preferred against him by captain william ayres, &c. &c. to which are added, the charges at length; together with the sentence, and his majesty's decision thereon. [Nichols and Son]. 1885. First edition.
[4], 84pp. Original publisher's drab paper wrappers. Slight chipping and rubbing, wrappers separating from text-block. Very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 125.00
[SAEL, George]. Mental amusement; or, the Juvenile Moralist: consisting of moral essays, allegories, and tales, interspersed with poetical pieces. Calculated for the use of private families and public schools. Printed for G. Sael...and sold by M. Poole and Son. 1798. Second edition, revised.
viii, 136pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Original publisher's green calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting paper lettering-piece ('1s 6d'). A trifle rubbed, slight chipping to lettering-piece. Both free endpapers torn away, with later manuscript inscription to verso of frontispiece, leaves F3-F4 protruding from text block, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 1,250.00
ALBERTI DI VILLANUOVA, Francesco . Nuovo dizionario portatile, italiano-francese, compendiato da quello d'alberti... Presso Bossange, Masson e Besson, Librai. 1797.
[4], xxiii, [1], 495pp, [1]. With half-title. [Bound with:] ALBERTI DI VILLANUOVA, Francesco. Nouveau dictionnaire de poche, francois-italien, abrege de celui d'alberti... A Paris. Chez Bossange, Masson et Besson, 1797. 11, [1], xxiii, [1], 432pp. With half-title. 12mo. Contemporary sheep, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Heavily worn. Hinges exposed, loss to half-title, loss to corners of b3 and I1 - touching text in both instances with some loss of sense, light damp-staining to first half of text-block, leaves toned, occasional spotting and marginal chipping.
Price
£ 150.00
HORACE. Q. horati flacci. Opera. Kegan Paul, Trench & Soc.. 1882.
[4], 293pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. Title in red and black. Bound by Suttaby of London in contemporary gilt-stamped brown morocco, T.E.G. Spine sunned, a trifle rubbed and marked. Decorated endpapers, recent bookplate of R. J. Dickinson to verso of FFEP, else internally immaculate.
Price
£ 75.00
GURNEY, Joseph John. Thoughts on habit and discipline. Hamilton, Adams, and Co.. 1844. Second edition.
v, [3], 318pp, [2]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Rubbed, a trifle marked, corners bumped. Foxed throughout. Presentation copy, ink inscription to FFEP; 'To / Henry Birkbeck Junr. / from his attached uncle / & aunt / J. J. Gurney / E. P Gurney'.
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£ 125.00
DIBDIN, T[homas]. The last lays of the last of the three dibdins... Harding and King. 1833. First edition.
viii, 158pp, [1]. With a list of subscribers. Contemporary green half-calf, green buckram boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 50.00
MILLS, W[illiam]. The belief of the jewish people and of the most eminent gentile philosophers, more especially plato and aristotle, in a future state, briefly considered... At the University Press for the Author. 1828. First edition.
viii, 130pp. With half-title. Uncut in original publisher's blue cloth-backed drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece to upper board. Rubbed, surface loss to spine, spots of marking to boards. Very occasional marginal chipping, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The vicar of wakefield. Printed for J. Bumpus. 1816.
[5], viii, 248pp. Contemporary black morocco-backed blind-stamped green cloth boards, spine richly gilt, marbled edges. Slight rubbing to extremities. Marbled endpapers, tear to leaf F4 - touching text of p.71, without loss of sense - paper repair to verso, not touching text, foxed throughout.
Price
£ 75.00
ROGERS, Samuel. Poems. Edward Moxon. 1852.
In two volumes. viii, 305, [3]; [2], vii, [1], 327pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I, and numerous engraved illustrations in the text. Contemporary reversed calf, tan morocco lettering-pieces. Extremities rubbed, and a trifle marked, surface loss to spines, chipping to lettering-pieces. Decorated endpapers, occasional light spotting. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to blank fly-leaf of Vol. I; 'To Lord Glenelg / from his affectionate friend / Samuel Rogers / 1853.'
Price
£ 175.00
MARTINEAU, Harriet. Sketches from life. Whittaker and Co.. [1856]. First edition.
[4], ii, [2], 165pp, [1]. With half-title, an engraved frontispiece, and engraved title-page, and four engraved plates. Original publisher's red cloth, stamped in gilt and blind, A.E.G. Extremities a trifle rubbed, lightly marked. Engraved title-page and plates foxed.
Price
£ 75.00
LE SCENE-DESMAISONS, Jacques. Essai sur les travaux publics. Chez Hardouin & Gattey. 1786. First edition.
2pp. With a folding table. Contemporary calf-backed speckled paper boards, morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Light rubbing to extremities, joints. Decorated endpapers, from the library of Schloss Eferding, with their ink-stamp to front blank fly-leaf, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 325.00
DE LA MARE, F[rederick] A[rchibald]. G. B. Lancaster 1873-1945: a tribute. Printed for Private Circulation [The Waikato Times]. [1945]. First edition.
17pp, [2]. Original publisher's printed blue paper wrappers. Extremities a trifle dust-soiled. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page; 'E. M. Sladden / from F. A. de la Mare / 6th August 1957'.
Price
£ 50.00
[BECKFORD, Alderman William]. Brief memoirs of the judges whose portraits are preserved in guildhall. To which are prefixed, engravings of the marble sculptures, representing the earl of chatham and william beckford, Esq. Sold by John Pridden...and Joseph White. 1791. First edition.
[6], 9-50pp. Title-page a cancel. With three engraved plates, extra-illustrated with an additional engraved portrait depicting Sir Christopher Turnor and a single leaf, with text to both sides (from another, unidentified volume) regarding his life bound in following leaf C4. Contemporary calf-backed vellum-tipped marbled boards, gilt. Extremities rubbed, some loss to spine, else fine. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of FFEP; 'For Mr. Wolley / from the Author. / Mr. (Blore?) is making a collection / of the portraits of Judges: but / for what purpose Mr. (Turner?) / is ignorant'. From the recently dispersed Edge Hall library.
Price
£ 3,000.00
HALE, Matthew. Pleas of the crown: or, A Methodical Summary of the Principal Matters relating to that subject. Printed by the Assigns of Richard Atkyns and Edward Atkyns Esquires. 1682.
[16], 272pp, [8]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary sheep. Heavily rubbed, soiled. Paste-downs sprung, ink ownership inscriptions of 'Thomas Dodd' to FFEP, title-page, and RFEP, small marginal worm-trail to latter two-thirds of text-block.
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£ 450.00
LANG, John Dunmore. The coming event! Or freedom and independence for the seven united provinces of australia. John L. Sherriff. 1870. First edition.
xviii, 453pp, [1]. With an engraved folding map. Partially unopened in original publisher's blind-tooled burgundy cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed and marked, spine sunned. Very occasional marginal chipping, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
[LAMB, Charles]. Elia. First series. Edward Moxon. 1836. New edition.
[4], 340pp. Without half-title. [Uniformly bound with:] LAMB, Charles. Elia. Second series. London. Edward Moxon, 1836. New edition, xiii, [3], 295pp, [1]. With half-title. 8vo. Handsomely bound in later burgundy half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Bookplates of Robert J. Hayhurst to both FEPs, very small holes to margins of leaves E2-3 of Vol. I, very occasional marginal ink annotations, sporadic spotting.
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£ 200.00
PARDIES, Ignace Gaston. Short, but yet Plain elements of geometry and plain trigonometry. Shewing How by a Brief and Easie Method, most of what is Necessary and Useful in Euclide, Archimedes, Apollonius and other Excellent Geometricians, both Ancient and Modern, may be Understood. Printed by J. Matthews, for R. Knaplock. 1702. Second edition.
[10], 134pp, [8]. Contemporary blind-ruled speckled calf. Lightly rubbed, slight surface loss to lower board. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 300.00
[AUCKLAND, William Eden]. Some remarks on the apparent circumstances of the war in the fourth week of october 1795. Printed for J. Walter. 1795. Second edition.
68pp. Presentation copy, inscription to head of title-page (partially shaved); 'From the author, Lord Auckland', and signed again beneath. [Bound after:] LAUDERDALE, [James Maitland], Earl of. Letters to the peers of Scotland. London. Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, 1794. First edition. [2], 318pp, [2]. Without half-title, with terminal errata leaf. [Bound before:] The substance of a speech made by lord auckland, on monday the second day of may, 1796, on the occasion of a motion made by the marquis of lansdown. London. Printed for J. Walker, 1796. First edition. [3], 6-41pp, [1]. Without half-title. 8vo. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed, loss to lettering-piece, splitting to joints. Armorial bookplate to FEP of Sir Velters Cornewall Bart., occasional light spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
[TOM THUMB]. Tom thumb's play-book, to Teach Children their Letters as soon as they can speak: or, easy lessons for Little Children and Beginners. Being A new and pleasant Method to allure Little Ones into the first Principles of Learning. Printed for T. Bell, Bookseller, By G. Angus, Newcastle. 1824.
48pp. Unopened, in original publisher's blue paper wrappers, with four woodcut vignettes. Fine, but for shaving to lower edge of C7r and C8v, with loss to terminal lines.
Price
£ 375.00
[HARCOURT, Paule de Saint-Aulaire, marquise d']. The duchess of orleans. (helen of mecklenburg-schwerin.) A memoir. W. Jeffs. 1859. First edition in English.
xlii, 192pp, [1], vi. With half-title, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Uncut in original publisher's light blue blind-stamped buckram. Extremities soiled, a trifle rubbed. Contemporary ink ownership inscription to FFEP, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00