Recent Acquisitions

WARNER, Richard. An illustration of the Roman Antiquities discovered at Bath. Printed by W. Meyler. 1797. First edition.
[4], xxvi, 85pp, [1]. With 14 woodcut plates of antiquities. Uncut in early vellum backed marbled boards. Discolouration and light rubbing to extremities. Remnant of library label and some loss to FEP, ownership inscription and library stamp to title, slight marginal loss to bottom corner of B3, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
[PHILIPS, Ambrose]. The free-thinker. [s.n.]. 1722.
In three volumes, comprising numbers 1 to 159 from 24th March 1718 to 28th September 1719. 407, [1]; 364; 395pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, contrasting red and green morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed, wear and some surface loss to spines and joints, Armorial bookplates to FEPs, all volumes without FFEPs, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 350.00
[DODSLEY, Robert]. The Oeconomy of human life, translated from an indian manuscript, written by an ancient bramin... Printed by T. Rickaby, for E. Harding. 1798.
22, [2], 120pp. With two terminal advertisement leaves. Profusely illustrated with engraved vignettes throughout. Uncut in original publisher's paper boards. Extremities rubbed and marked, substantial loss to spine, upper board held by cords only. Ink ownership inscription to FFEP, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 100.00
[DRYDEN, John]. The hind and the panther. A poem, in three parts. Printed for Jacob Tonson. 1687. Third edition.
[6], 145pp. Without initial license-to-print leaf. Recent tan cloth, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Very minor wear to extremities. Title and final leaf laid-down and repaired, occasional slight dust-soiling. Ink ownership inscription to recto of FFEP of; 'Joyce Cary / at Heffers / May 1947'.
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£ 250.00
WILLIAMS, Morgan. Catechetical exercises; designed for the benefit of private learners, as well as for The Use of Young Scholars at School, numbered and divided into eight lessons. Printed by J. Evans. 1822. First edition.
159pp, [1]. Original publisher's marbled paper boards. Rubbed, chipping to spine. Ink inscription to FFEP; 'Castle Green / Cardigan', occasional slight creasing/spotting, overall an internally clean and crisp copy.
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£ 250.00
[POLITE PRECEPTOR]. The polite preceptor; or, improving moralist. Consisting of a choice collection of relations, visions, allegories, and moral essays. Selected from The most eminent English Authors. Compiled at the Request of a noble lady, and Designed for the use of schools. Printed for R. Snagg. 1774. First edition.
[4], viii, [4], 247pp, [1]. Contemporary tree-calf, gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Slight rubbing, small chips to spine, else a handsome copy. Occasional pencilled mark to text, minute marginal wormtrack to final leaf and rear endpaper.
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£ 350.00
[BELLARMINO, Roberto Francesco Romolo, Saint]. Ouranography: or Heaven Opened. The substance of Cardinal Bellarmine's five books Concerning the Eternal Felicity of the Saints... Printed for W. Rogers...and B. Tooke. 1710. First edition in English.
[2], xix, [1], 276pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. A trifle rubbed, some wear to boards, slight loss to head and foot of spine, paper shelf-label to bottom compartment. Bookplate of 'Robert J. Hayhurst' to FEP, lightly foxed.
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£ 275.00
BUCHLER, Johann. Sacrarum Profanarumque phrasium poeticarum Thesaurus recens perpolitus, et numerosior factus... Typis T.N. prostatq; venalis per Georgium Sawbridge. 1669. Editio decima septima.
402pp, [4]. Without terminal blank. Contemporary blind-ruled sheep, lacking all but a single catch of the original clasps. Rubbed, with loss to spine and cracking to upper joint, but nevertheless an attractive copy in an unsophisticated seventeenth-century binding. With initials CL to (sprung) front pastedown, a contemporary price of 2s 0d, and a calligraphic inscription of 'Walter Love, Ejus liber pre. 2s 2d, 1674/5' both to a blank fly-leaf.
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£ 350.00
[LIVERPOOL ELECTION]. The Liverpool squib book, being a correct and impartial collection of all the addresses, songs, squibs, and other papers, issued during the contested election, March, 1820; To which are added, the whole of the speeches of the right hon. George Canning. Printed and Published by W. Bethell. 1820. First edition.
64pp. Illustrated with four woodcuts. Uncut in original publisher's printed paper wraps, recently naively rebacked in green cloth. Wrappers laid-down, a trifle dust-soiled, some staining. Loss to top margin of H, not touching text.
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£ 200.00
[SOULIGNE, de]. Political mischiefs of popery: or, Arguments Demonstrating, I. That the Romish Religion Ruines all those Countries where 'tis Establish'd. II. That is occasions the loss of above too Millions of Livres or 16 Millions Sterling, per An. to France in particular. III. That if Popery were Abolished in France, that Kingdom would become incomparably more Rich and Populous...IV. That it is impossible that France should ever be Re-Established, whilst Popery is their National Religion. Sold by J. Harris. 1698. First English edition.
[12], 148pp. Contemporary panelled calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slightly rubbed, small chip to foot of spine, a little cracking to joints. Bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, neat ink-stamp of Ickwell-Bury Library to FFEP.
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£ 450.00
[DRINKING]. The Public-Housekeeper's monitor: Being a serious adminition to the masters and mistresses Of those commonly called public-houses, Of what Kind or Denomination soever...To which is prefixed, a letter from a minister to the Public-Housekeepers of his Parish, recommending this Tract to their serious Perusal. Printed By John Rivington for John, Francis, and Charles Rivington.... 1781. New edition, corrected.
60pp. Recent blue paper wrappers. Manuscript addition of '1793' following date to imprint, occasional marking.
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£ 325.00
[RIDDELL, Maria]. The metrical miscellany: consisting chiefly of poems hitherto unpublished. Printed, at the Oriental Press, by Wilson and Co.. 1802. First edition.
x, [2], 224pp. With a half-title. Original publisher's plain blue paper boards, later rebacked in tan calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece. A trifle rubbed, some soiling and slight surface loss to boards. Short marginal tear to B2, overall an internally clean and crisp copy.
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£ 300.00
ANCELL, S[amuel]. A circumstantial journal Of the long and tedious blockade and siege of gibraltar, from the twelfth of september, 1779...to the third day of february, 1783, containing An Authentic Account of the most Remarkable Transactions, in which the Enemy's Motions, Works, Approaches, Firings, &c. are particularly described. Printed by Charles Wosencraft. 1784.
290pp. With an engraved folding frontispiece and one further engraved plate. Contemporary sheep, later rebacked and recornered, with contemporary red morocco lettering-piece laid-on. Rubbed and a trifle marked. Hinges exposed, slightest of loss to bottom corner of Mm, lightly foxed throughout.
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£ 450.00
HEYWOOD, B. A.. Report of the state of the liverpool institution, made to the meeting of the proprietors on the 14th march, 1820. Printed by G. F. Harris's Widow and Brothers. 1820. First edition.
v, [2], 8-24pp. Original publisher's drab paper wrappers. Substantial loss to spine, chipping to wrap edges, spotting. Title-page lightly foxed, else internally clean and crisp. Inscribed ‘Fasque’ to head of upper wrapper, from the recently dispersed Scottish Gladstone estates.
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£ 250.00
HIGGIN, John. Poems. William Grapel. 1828. First edition.
viii, 111pp, [1]. Contemporary gilt tooled black morocco. Chip at head of spine, slight rubbing to joints, extremities. Inscribed 'To Mr. Fynne In remembrance of the unfortunate author. 3 May 1828' to blank fly. Occasional marking to text.
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£ 250.00
FARQUHAR, John. Sermons on various subjects. Printed for T. Cadell. 1773. Second edition.
In two volumes. viii, [1], 4-241, [1]; [6], 269pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, gilt. Rubbed, chipping and slight loss to head and foot of both spines. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 250.00
[PRISONERS]. A plain and serious exhortation to prisoners, both debtors and criminals.. Printed for J. F. and C. Rivington. 1788. Second edition.
34pp, [2]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. [Bound after:] [An unidentified defective work]. 26pp, [2]. Without title-page. With a terminal advertisement leaf. [And:] SYNGE, Edward. Catholic Christianity: or, an essay Toward lessening the Number of controversies among christians. London. Printed for J. F. and C. Rivington, 1790. Fifth edition, corrected. vii, [2], 44pp. [And:] SYNGE, Edward. An essay towards making the knowledge of religion easy to the meanest capacity... London. Printed for F. and C. Rivington, 1794. Twenty-fifth edition, corrected. 34pp, [2]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. [And:] SYNGE, Edward. The way to Eternal Salvation Plainly pointed out. London. Printed for J. F. and C. Rivington, 1788. New edition, corrected. 24pp. [And:] TRAVELL, F[erdinando] T[racy]. The duties of the poor; particularly in the education of their children... London. Printed for F. and C. Rivington, 1794. Third edition. 48pp. [And:] BROUGHTON, Thomas. Serious advice and warning to servants, More especially Those of the nobility and gentry. London. Printed for John Francis, and Charles Rivington, 1787. Fifth edition. 48pp. [And:] BROUGHTON, Thomas. The christian soldier: or, the Duties of a Religious Life Recommended to the Army... London. Printed for F. and C. Rivington, 1793. Seventh edition. xxii, [1], 14-48pp. With half-title. [And:] [HOLMES, William]. The country clergyman's advice to his parishioners... London. Printed for J. F. and C. Rivington, 1791. iv, [1], 48pp. [And:] [WESTON, Edward]. The country gentleman's advice to his neighbours. London. Printed by T. Harrison and S. Brooke, for J. F. and C. Rivington, 1789. Eleventh edition. 23pp, [1]. [Bound before:] [A defective copy of the 1772 edition of White Kennet's The excellent daughter]. 12mo. Near contemporary calf, gilt. Without lettering-piece. Worn, spine cracked, corners bumped. Paste-downs sprung, ink ownership inscription to FEP, several gatherings protruding from text-block, very occasional short marginal tears.
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£ 325.00
[SHERLOCK, Thomas]. A letter from the lord bishop of london, to the Clergy and People of London and Westminster; On Occasion of the late earthquakes. Printed by Vertue and Goadby. 1750.
16pp. [Bound with:] TORRIANO, Nathanael. In compendium occidere. Misericordiae genus est. A sermon, Preached at the two adjoining Parishes of Hooe and Ningfield in Sussex...Being the Day appointed by Proclamation as a Day of Solemn Humiliation, Fasting, and Public Thanksgiving to Almighty God: On Account of The various earthquakes, and other amazing Phaenomena that happened in Lisbon... Printed by W. Lee at Lewes in Sussex. [c.1756]. Second edition.viii, 40pp. Slight loss to gutter margin at head of C. ESTC locates copies at only two locations in the British Isles (BL and Oxford), and none elsewhere. [And:] ROMAINE, William. An Alarm to a careless World. A discourse Occasioned by the late earthquakes... London. Printed for J. Worrall, 1755. [2], 3-30, [2], 24pp. With a 28pp sermon following the title-page and preceding the work proper (being without a title-page of its own), identified in manuscript to head of first leaf of text with 'This is Mr. Pickering's sermon'. Short tear, touching text, to A2 of unidentified work. Manuscript notation to head of first text leaf of identified work. [And:] ALLEN, John. The Nature and Danger of despising repeated Reproofs, considered; in a sermon preached...On Occasion of the two late earthquakes. London. Printed for J. Noon, and R. Hett, 1750. [4], 27pp, [1]. With half-title. [And:] ROGERS, John. A sermon Occasioned by the death of the Revd. Mr. William Bentley... London. Printed and Sold by G. Keith, 1751. Second edition. 59pp, [1]. Loss to gutter margin of final leaf, with loss of text and sense. [And:] NEALE, James. Published by Request. The funeral sermon of John Sarney, Husbandman... London. Printed for the Author, and Sold by J. Fuller, [1760]. 31pp, [1]. ESTC locates copies at three locations in the British Isles (BL, Dr. Williams', and Lambeth Palace), and none elsewhere. [And:] PITTS, Joseph. Submission with Praise to God, on the Death of Hopeful Children. A Sermon Preached...By Joseph Pitts, On Occasion of the Death of his only Son... London. Printed for J. Buckland, 1749. [2], vi, [1], 33pp, [5]. With half-title. [And:] [An unidentified, defective work]. 3-32pp. Without title-page. Final leaf heavily dust-soiled. [And:] BRADBURY, Thomas. Jesus christ the Only Mediator between god and Man; In opposition to deism, (which owns no Mediator;) And popery, (which has brought in an Hundred.) London. Printed for J. Oswald...J. Buckland. 1747. [2], 22pp. Shaving to top-edge with loss to first two words of title, running-title, and pagination numerals. [And:] [An unidentified, defective work]. 3-8, 11-56pp. Without title-page and leaf A4 (p.9-10). [And:] FORD, William. A sermon Preached...At the Ordination of Mr. william ford... London. Printed for J. Buckland...,1758. 84pp. Slight shaving to bottom-edge of final gathering with some loss of text and sense. 8vo. Contemporary half-calf, marbled paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Heavily rubbed, surface loss, cracking to spine, soiling to top-edge, corners bumped. Without front and rear free endpapers, light damp-staining and browning throughout, occasional spotting and dust-soiling.
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£ 375.00
BUXTORF, Johann. Johannis Buxtorfii Epitome Grammaticae Hebraeae, Breviter & Methodice... Apud S. et J. Luchtmans. 1761. Fifth edition.
[16], 176pp. Text reads from back to front. In Latin and Hebrew. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Worn, with some surface loss, joints starting. Armorial bookplate of the Earl of Ilchester to FEP, ink library shelf marks to recto of FFEP, else clean and crisp.
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£ 100.00
BRANDT, Gerrard. The History of the Reformation, and other Ecclesiastical Transactions In, and About, The Low-Countries, From the Beginning of the Eighth Century down to The End of the Famous Synod of Dort: In which all the Revolutions that happened In Church and State On Account of the Divisions between the Protestants and Papists, The Arminians and Calvinists, Are Fairly and Fully Represented. Printed by T. Wood, for Tim Childe. 1719. First edition.
One volume, all published. [8], xviii, [20], 402pp. Contemporary panelled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Spine worn with some loss to head and splitting to upper joint, slight surface loss to boards. Internally clean and crisp, ink-stamps to FEP of Ben Damph Forest and Ashley Combe, residences of the Earls of Lovelace.
Price
£ 200.00