Recent Acquisitions

[BIRMINGHAM]. A concise history of Birmingham, containing an account of its ancient state, and the latest improvements: together with a statement of the arrival and departure of the mails, stage coaches, waggons, &c. &c. The whole forming a complete guide to the inhabitant and stranger. Printed by and for R. Jabet...and J. P. Lucas. 1808. Fourth edition.
xviii, 78pp. With an engraved folding map bound as frontispiece, and three engraved plates. Original publisher's printed paper boards, later rebacked in grey cloth. Rubbed, with some surface loss, corners bumped. Hinges exposed, ink ownership inscriptions to FEP of 'John Turner' and 'H. R. Brownwich / 1886', else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
[PARLIAMENT]. Most glorious speech of his gracious majesty king William IV. On the opening of parliament, Feb. 5 1833. J. Catnach. 1833.
Single leaf broadside. Printed in two columns, woodcut armorial device to head, set within a border of type ornaments. Light browning and four very short tears to margins, a trifle creased.
Price
£ 150.00
[SPIRITUAL RAILWAY]. J. Adams' spiritual railway, while travelling in the cars on the continent of Europe. [s.n.]. c.1850.
Single leaf broadside. Light diagonal creasing, a trifle browned.
Price
£ 125.00
[LONDON]. London: a descriptive poem. Printed for William Darton. 1812. Second edition, corrected.
28pp, [4]. With eight copper-plates (dated 1813), and two terminal advertisement leaves. Stitched in original publisher's buff paper wrappers, lettered in black. Extremities dust-soiled and a trifle rubbed, some loss to spine. Substantial loss to foot of title, touching imprint with loss of price, occasional marginal chipping and small ink spots to text, tear to one plate, partial naive colouring of four plates.
Price
£ 275.00
[HUGUENOTS]. The true and last declaration of the inhabitants of the Cevennes, now in arms for the defence of their religion, lives, and liberties, against the cruelties and tyranny of their persecutors...With a letter from their leaders to their King. And two other letters sent lately from Geneva to a gentleman now in London...All translated out of French copies... Printed for Tho. Parkhurst. 1703. First English edition.
[2], 34pp. [Bound after:] DU MOULIN, Lewis. A short and true account of the several advances the Church of England hath made towards Rome... London. [s.n.], 1680. 88, [2], 99-112pp. Short closed tear to title, occasional ink underlining, annotations, and damp-staining, paper flaw to leaf O with loss of several characters to p.105, replaced in manuscript. [And:] England enslaved under popish successors: being a true history of the oppressions this nation groaned under in times of popery. London. Printed for Jonathan Wilkins, 1681. 44pp. [And:] A List of such of the names of the nobility, gentry and commonalty of England and Ireland, (amongst whom are several women and children) who are all by an act of a pretended parliament assembled in Dublin in the kingdom of Ireland, the 7th of May, 1689. before the late King James, attainted of high treason... London. Printed for R. Clavel...and J. Watts, 1690. [2], 5-52, 49-70pp. Complete despite erratic pagination. Shaving to F3, with loss to marginal notation. [And:] HART, Richard. Parish churches turn’d into conventicles, by serving God therein, and worshiping him otherwise then according to the established liturgy and practice of the Church of England... London. Printed by Ralph Holt, for Obadiah Blagrave, 1683. [2], 22pp. [And:] HALE, Matthew. The judgment of the late Lord Chief Justice Sir Matthew Hale, of the nature of true religion, the causes of its corruption, and the churches calamity, by mens additions and violences: with the desired cure... London. Printed for B. Simmons, 1684. [12], 64pp. Small marginal hole to terminal leaf. [And:] PIERCE, Tho[mas]. The primitive rule of reformation: delivered in a sermon before His Maiesty at Whitehall, Feb. 1. 1662. in vindication of our Church against the novelties of Rome...Published by His Majesties special command. Oxford. Printed by H[enry] H[all] for Ric. Royston. 1663. Sixth edition. [8], 37pp, [1]. [And:] [SHERLOCK, William]. An answer to a late Dialogue between a new Catholick convert and a Protestant, to prove the mystery of the Trinity to be as absurd a doctrine as transubstantiation... London. Printed for Thomas Bassett, 1687. [2], 14pp. [And:] [STILLINGFLEET, Edward]. The doctrine of the Trinity and transubstantiation compared, as to Scripture, reason, and tradition, in a new dialogue between a Protestant and a Papist. The first part... London. Printed by J. D. for W. Rogers, 1687. 47pp, [1]. Ink annotation to foot of title, one instance of manuscript correction to text. [And:] [STILLINGFLEET, Edward]. The doctrine of the Trinity and transubstantiation compared, as to Scripture, reason, and tradition, in a new dialogue between a protestant and a papist. The second part... London. Printed for William Rogers, 1687. [4], 43pp, [1]. Small worm-holes to margins throughout. [And:] KIDDER, Richard. The judgment of private discretion in matters of religion defended; in a sermon on I Thessal. V. 21. Preached at St. Pauls Covent-Garden, Feb. XXIII. 1686. London. Printed for Brabazon Aylmer, 1687. [8], 32pp. Ink numeral to head of title, dust-soiling to final leaf. [And:] STILLINGFLEET, Edward. A sermon preached November V. 1673. at St. Margarets Westminst. London. Printed, by Robert White, for Henry Mortlock, 1674. [4], 50pp. Without imprimatur leaf. [And:] [LLOYD, William]. A sermon preached before the House of Lords, on November 5. 1680. London. Printed by M. C. for Henry Brome, 1680. [8], 39pp, [1]. Presentation copy, inscribed 'Dono R...Authoris' to recto of initial imprimatur leaf. [And:] [LLOYD, William]. A sermon preached before Their Majesties at Whitehall, on the fifth day of November, 1689. Being the anniversary-day of thanksgiving for that great deliverance from the gunpowder-treason, and also the day of His Majesties happy landing in England. London. Printed for Robert Clavell, 1689. [4], 32pp. [And:] [LLOYD, Wiiliam]. A sermon preached before Her Majesty, on May 29, being the anniversary of the restauration of the King and royal family. London. Printed for Thomas Jones, 1692. [2], 25pp, [3]. Without half-title. With terminal advertisement leaf. Quarto. Bound in nineteenth-century (?) half-vellum, green cloth boards, title in manuscript to spine. A trifle marked, discolouration to spine. Occasional annotations to titles, browning, shaving to top-margins with loss to running-titles and/or pagination. From the recently dispersed Mendham collection, with Joseph Mendham's manuscript index to fly-leaf.
Price
£ 950.00
TUCKER, Josiah. Four tracts on political and commercial subjects. Printed by R. Raikes. And Sold by J. Rivington. 1774. Second edition.
xv, [2], 18-224pp. With half-title. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, recently rebacked to style, lettered in gilt. Rubbed to joints. Internally clean and crisp, a near fine copy.
Price
£ 175.00
HUSKISSON, William. Shipping interest. Speech of the Right Hon. W. Huskisson in the house of commons, Monday, the 7th of May, 1827, on General Gascoyne's motion... Printed for J. Hatchard & Son. 1827. First edition.
93pp, [1]. Handsomely bound in late nineteenth century navy half-morocco, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Very slightly rubbed to extremities. A trifle dust-soiled, small ink stamp of the Webster Collection to verso of final leaf, overall a fine copy.
Price
£ 150.00
[EDUCATION]. L'orateur recueil de pieces choisies et de morceaux frappans tires des meilleurs auteurs Francois. Ouvrage instructif pour les personnes qui apprennent le Francois, et amusant pour ceux qui le savant. De L'Imprimerie de T. Spilsbury. 1792. Third edition.
[4], 420pp. With a subscriber's list of a mere 20 persons, some representing London schools at Walthamstow, Sloane Street, Kensington, and Harley Street. Contemporary calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, with some slight surface loss, corners bumped. Marbled endpapers, ink ownership inscription to verso of FFEP of 'Caroline Bettesworth / June 1799.', a clean and crisp copy.
Price
£ 300.00
TRIMMER, Mrs. [Sarah]. Fabulous Histories; or, the history of the robins. Designed for the instruction of children, respecting their treatment of animals. Published by Thomas Allman. 1844.
vi, 215pp, [1]. With a frontispiece and 11 engraved plates. Original publisher's blind-stamped red cloth, spine richly gilt. Spine a trifle rubbed, spots of marking, corners bumped. Several gatherings protruding from text block, ink ownership inscription of 'L. A. Woodhouse' to head of title, recent bookplate to FEP of bibliophile and historian Eric S. Quayle (1921-2001).
Price
£ 50.00
TRIMMER, Mrs. [Sarah]. Fabulous histories by Mrs. Trimmer: or, the history of the robins. Designed for the instruction of young children, respecting their treatment of animals. Printed for N. Hailes. 1834. Fourteenth edition.
viii, 240pp, [4]. With two terminal leaves of publisher's advertisements. With 16 woodcut vignettes by Thomas Bewick. Contemporary green morocco backed marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Rubbed, corners bumped. Numerous ink ownership inscriptions of the 'Miller' family dating from the 1840's, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 50.00
ARISTOPHANES. Aristophanis comoediae duae Plutus & Nubes: cum scholiis Graecis antiquis, quibus adjiciuntur notae quaedam, simul cum gemino indice. In usum studiosae juventutis. Impensis Rob. Clavel. 1695. First edition.
[24], 463pp, [33]. Contemporary panelled calf. Heavy rubbing to extremities, joints split, upper board separating. Browning to blank endpapers, FEP working loose, occasional light creasing.
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£ 250.00
CARR, John. A northern summer; or travels round the Baltic, through Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Prussia, and part of Germany, in the year 1804...Abridged from the original. Printed by D. M'Kenzie for the Booksellers. 1806. Second edition.
xii, [1], 14-300pp. Uncut in original publisher's plain paper boards, title in manuscript to spine. Rubbing, with loss to spine. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
PORTER, R.. The pleasures of home, with other poems. Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy et al.. 1821. Second edition.
[4], ii, [2], 128pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone plain paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Spine a trifle rubbed, light marking to boards, loss to lettering-piece. Lightly foxed. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'Mr. Edwd. Brooks - / with R. Porter's, christian regard, / Oct. 2 - 1821 -'.
Price
£ 200.00
[BARNARD, Alfred]. The maltings, great grimsby. [Excerpted from Noted Breweries of Great Britain & Ireland]. [s.n., Joseph Causton & Sons], [s.d., c.1890s].
40pp. With reproductions of 12 line drawings and a single photographic illustration. Finely bound in publisher's full calf, gilt, with elaborate titling design from the original work featuring on the upper board, above the lettering 'The Maltings, Great Grimsby'. A.E.G., marbled endpapers. Slightest of rubbing to extremities, else a crisp copy.
Price
£ 375.00
RIDER, William. Rider's almanack For the Year of our Lord God MDCCLXXVI. Being bissextile, or leap year: The Sixteenth of the Reign of His present Majesty, george the Third: The Twenty-fifth of the New Style used in Great Britain. And, The First Year of almanacks being restored to Freedom from Tyranny and Dulness. Compiled by the Rev. Mr. Rider, Sur Master of St. Paul's School. Printed for T. Carnan, at Number 65, in St. Paul's Church-yard; and G. Robinson, at Number 25, in Pater-noster-Row. [1775].
[18]ff. Interleaved with blanks (not included in the collation). Leaves unsigned as well as unpaginated. [Bound with:] A companion to the reverend mr. rider's almanack, for mdcclxxvi. Containing A Variety of useful Particulars. Together with a cash-book, on a new plan; More Concise than any yet Published. London. Printed for T. Carnan...., [s.d.]. [17]ff (of 18?). Leaves unsigned as well as unpaginated. With the calendar printed entirely in red ink. Some shaving, with loss, to final lines of the last leaf. 18mo?. Contemporary blind-ruled limp calf wallet-binding, with remains of pink-ribbon tie to flap, marbled pastedown, with pockets at each end.
Price
£ 1,250.00
DAVENANT, William. Madagascar; with other Poems. Printed for Humphrey Moseley. 1648. Second edition.
[12], 84, 92-115, 117-140pp. Nineteenth-century half calf, marbled boards, gilt. Marbled endpapers. A little rubbed, upper board soiled. Neat later biographical notes (reporting contemporary gossip relating Shakespeare perhaps being more than Davenant's god-father) in manuscript to a blank fly-leaf. 'In felicitate felix' inscribed in early manuscript to title. Occasional marking, including a little to title, sporadic shaving to title and pagination.
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£ 950.00
CLEVELAND, John. Poems...With Additions, never before Printed. [s.n.], Printed in the Yeare 1654. Eleventh edition.
[4], 107pp, [3], 12pp. With engraved portrait frontispiece. Without terminal blank. Finely bound in twentieth-century brown morocco, ruled and decorated in blind, lettered to spine in gilt. A.E.G., marbled endpapers. Slightest of shelf wear to extremities, else a fine copy. Portrait neatly restored to verso, without loss. Early ink inscription of J. Pirie to head of title, recent bookplate of Christopher Rowe to FEP.
Price
£ 500.00
[CAMUS, Jean-Pierre]. Elise, or Innocencie Guilty. A new romance, translated into English by Jo: Jennings, Gent. Printed by T. Newcomb for Humphrey Moseley. 1655. First English edition.
[6], 150pp. Without terminal advertisement leaf. Title in red and black. Recent blind-stamped calf. Very slight rubbing to joints, minor water damage to top corner of upper board. Several leaves closely trimmed to top margin, repairs to head of D1, L4 and M1 and gutter of Q2, with some loss of sense to first line of D1, small hole to text of Q without loss of sense, marginal worm-trail to final three gatherings, very light damp-staining throughout.
Price
£ 650.00
CLEVELAND, John. Poems...With Additions, never before Printed. [s.n.], Printed in the Year, 1654. Tenth edition.
Two parts in one volume. [4], 107, [4], [2], 12pp. With engraved frontispiece portrait. Nineteenth-century tan morocco, spine richly gilt, with diamond lozenge ruling to boards, in the style of Charles Lewis. Unidentified monogram bookplate to FEP. Rubbed, with chipping at head and foot of spine, crack to upper joint (but with board holding firmly). Occasional shaving, without loss of sense, paper adhesion to blank-fly leaf, else a crisp and clean copy.
Price
£ 500.00
GURNEY, John Henry. Family prayers. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Adams and Co.. 1891. First edition.
iv, 167pp, [3]. Original publisher's blue, gilt-tooled cloth. Slight rubbing to joints and edges, corners bumped. Lightly foxed to preliminaries, else clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00