Recent Acquisitions

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.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 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
WILKIE, William. The epigoniad. A poem. Printed By Hamilton, Balfour, & Neill. 1757. First edition.
xlii, 289pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities lightly rubbed, spine a trifle sunned. Very mild spots of foxing, some loss to bottom corner of A3.
Price
£ 75.00
[OXFORD UNIVERSITY]. The oxford sausage; or, select poetical pieces, written by the most celebrated wits of the university of oxford. Printed by W. Dawson and Co.. 1804. New edition.
[14], 17-224pp. Without half-title? With a woodcut portrait frontispiece and numerous woodcut illustrations in the text. Contemporary tree calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Spine a trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, occasional spots of light foxing.
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£ 75.00
[JOHNSON, Samuel]. The prince of Abissinia. A tale.. Printed for F. And C. Rivington et al. 1798. Tenth edition.
viii, 304pp. Contemporary tree calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Spine a trifle rubbed and sunned, slight wear to boards. Bookplate of Henry Haigh to FEP, occasional light browning.
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£ 50.00
BARTLET, J[ohn]. Pharmacopoeia Hippiatrica: or, the Gentleman Farrier's Repository, of Elegant and approved Remedies for the diseases of horses; In two books. Containing, I. The Surgical; II. The Medical Part of Practical Farriery... Printed for T. Pote. 1766. Second edition.
xiv, 400, 393-394pp. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt. Rubbing to spine, joints split, some surface loss to boards.Internally clean and crisp, armorial bookplate to FEP with motto 'Labor Ipse Voluptas' alongside ink-stamp of Ben Damph Forest, library of the Earls of Lovelace, ink annotation to RFEP.
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£ 250.00
RICKMAN, Thomas. An attempt to discriminate the styles of architecture in england from the Conquest to the Reformation: with a sketch of the grecian and roman orders; notices of numerous british edifices and some remarks on the architecture of a part of france. Longman, Rees, Orme, Green & Longman. 1835. Fourth edition.
vi, [4], 339pp, [5]. With an engraved frontispiece and 14 engraved plates. Handsomely bound in contemporary navy morocco, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slight wear and some soiling to extremities. Internally clean and crisp, overall a fine copy.
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£ 75.00
BLACKWOOD, Robert Melvin. The Battles of the British Army. Being a popular account of all the principal engagements during the last hundred years. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, & Co.. c.1905. Second edition.
472pp. Original publisher's green cloth, gilt. Slight wear to extremities, spine a trifle sunned. Internally clean and crisp, recent armorial bookplate to FEP of Cefntilla, family seat of the Raglan baronetcy.
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£ 75.00
CREASY, E[dward]. Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, & Co.. c.1890. Forty-second edition.
419pp, [1]. With a half-title, an illustrated frontispiece, and plates. Original publisher's maroon cloth, gilt. Light rubbing to sunned spine, slight soiling to boards. Upper hinge split with board working loose, leaves a trifle toned, recent armorial bookplate to FEP of Cefntilla, family seat of the Raglan baronetcy.
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£ 50.00
KING, C. Cooper. The story of the british army. Methuen & Co.. 1897. First edition.
x, 426, 48pp publisher's catalogue. With a half-title, photographic portrait frontispiece, and 32 monochrome plates of maps, plans, and illustrations. Original publisher's gilt-tooled red cloth. Extremities a trifle soiled, spine sunned. Internally clean and crisp but for foxing to blank endpapers and publisher's catalogue, recent armorial bookplate to FEP of Cefntilla, family seat of the Raglan baronetcy.
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£ 75.00
TASSO, Torquato. L'aminta, di Torquato Tasso, Favola Boschereccia. Tasso's Aminta, A Pastoral comedy, In Italian and English. Printed by L. Lichfield, for James Fletcher. [1730?]. Second edition.
[12], 135pp, [1]. Title in red and black. Parallel English and Italian text. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt. A trifle rubbed, slight loss to head of spine, joints split. Booklabel of 'Mary Freeman' to FEP, with her ownership inscription to title, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 125.00
SOWERBY, G[eorge] B[rettingham]. [Extracted from the Linnean Society's journal - zoology, vol. xx.] Descriptions of fourteen new species of shells. [s.n.]. c.1890. First offprint edition.
[1], 396-400pp. With a hand-coloured, engraved plate depicting 20 shell types. Stitched in original publisher's plain pink paper wrappers. Dust-soiling and some creasing to extremities. Final leaf and plate detached, else clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to head of upper cover; 'From the author / Walter Crouch from G. B. Sowerby / Feb 1890'.
Price
£ 100.00
D'URBIN. Projet d'un droit unique d'inventaire sur les vins, examine dans l'interet du tresor, des proprietaires et du commerce. Tourneux. 1830. First edition.
28pp. With a woodcut vignette to title depicting three bee-hives. Stitched, as issued in plain turquoise wrappers. Slight loss to wrappers at spine, slightest of soiling. Very lightly foxed and damp-stained.
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£ 300.00
CROPPER, James. STUART, C.. A letter to Thomas Clarkson by James Cropper. And prejudice vincible; or the practicability of conquering prejudice by better means than by slavery and exile; in relation to the American Colonization Society. By C. Stuart. Printed by Egerton Smith and Co.. 1832. First edition.
24pp. Recent plain paper boards, printed paper title label. Minor wear to extremities. Very mild spots of dust-soiling and foxing throughout.
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£ 350.00
[ROSCOE, William]. An address from the liverpool society for the Abolition of Slavery, on the safest and most efficacious means of promoting the gradual improvement of the negro slaves in the British West India Islands, preparatory to their becoming free labourers, and on the expected consequences of such change. [J. & G. Smith]. [1824]. First edition.
18pp. Stitched, as issued. Title laid-down due to loss at head and foot and small hole to centre, loss of publisher's name and date to imprint, very small hole to final leaf, just touching text but without loss of sense, light spots of dust-soiling.
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£ 350.00
BAILLY, [Jean Sylvian]. Lettres sur l'origine des sciences, et sur celle des peuples de l'asie, Adressees a M. de Voltaire par M. Bailly, & precedes de quelques Lettres de M. de Voltaire a l'Auteur. Chez M. Elmesly, Chez De Bure. 1777.
[4], 348pp. Contemporary sheep, morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, with some surface loss, small worm-holes and slight loss to foot of spine. Ink-stamp to FEP of Ben Damph Forest, the family library of the Earls of Lovelace, alongside ink inscription of 'King', marginal worming to latter half of text-block.
Price
£ 200.00
GRAHAM, Charles. Miscellaneous pieces, in prose and verse. Printed by T. Schofield, for the Author. 1793.
x, [3], 14-193pp, [1]. With an engraved folding frontispiece and a list of subscribers. Contemporary calf, recently rebacked with original spine laid-down. A trifle rubbed, loss to head and foot of spine, upper joint cracked. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 350.00