Recent Acquisitions

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.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 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
COOPER, Samuel. Consolation to the mourner, and instruction both to youth and old age, from the early death of the righteous: in two discourses by Samuel Cooper, D. D. minister of Great Yarmouth. Occasioned by the death of his eldest daughter, (who had only just entered into her twenty-first year) to which is subjoined, an appendix: containing her character, and two elegies on her death. Printed and Sold by Downes and March. 1786. First edition.
[2], x, 3-174pp. Recent half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, recent armorial bookplate of 'R. C. Fiske Nth. Walsham' to FEP, very minor damp-staining to margins of latter half of text-block.
Price
£ 250.00
FARQUHAR, [George]. The recruiting officer. A comedy... Printed for John Bell...and C. Etherington. 1776.
84pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Uncut in recent tan paper boards. Very minor wear to extremities. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
CULLYER, John. The gentleman & farmer's assistant; containing, first, Tables for Finding the Content of any Piece of Land, from dimensions taken in yards. Second, tables, Shewing the Width required for an Acre, in any Square Piece of Land, From One to Five Hundred Yards in Length. Third, tables, Shewing the Number of Loads that will Manure an Acre of Land, By knowing the Distance of the Heaps. Fourth, a table for measuring thatcher's work, from one to sixty four feet long, And from One to Twenty Five Feet High. Printed for the author, and sold by Stevenson and Matchett... [1798]. Second edition.
xix, [1], 124pp. Contemporary sheep, spine ruled in blind. Worn, with loss to extremities and head/foot of spine, cracking to joints, marking to boards. With various ink inscriptions/pen-trials/private stamps, and the bookplate of Ron Fiske, to front endpapers. Signed by the author at the end of the preface, inked corrections to leaf I2.
Price
£ 250.00
BROWNE, D[aniel] J[ay]. Letters from the Canary Islands. George W. Light. 1834. First edition.
140pp. With a lithographic frontispiece, an engraved map, and two woodcuts in the text. Original publisher's green decorated cloth, recently rebacked to style. A trifle rubbed. Light marginal damp-staining to frontispiece, ink-stamps of the New York Academy of Sciences to title and p.74, else clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'To / The New York Lyceum of Nat. History / with the respects of / D. Jay Browne', with their ink-stamp to head of title.
Price
£ 350.00
EYRE, Edward. The parables of our lord translated into verse, and extended to their practical applications. For the use, more particularly, of young persons. Jarrold and Sons et al.. [1849]. First edition.
viii, [4], 89pp, [1]. With a 6pp publisher's advertisement catalogue, tipped-in errata slip, and an engraved frontispiece. Original publisher's blind-tooled green cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed and marked. Upper hinge split, recent armorial bookplate of 'R. C. Fiske Nth. Walsham' to FEP.
Price
£ 100.00
BREWER, E[benezer] Cobham. The dictionary of phrase and fable. Cassell, Petter, & Galpin. [c.1872]. Third edition.
In 15 parts. Stitched, as issued, in original publisher's orange printed paper wrappers. Some loss, chipping, and spots of marking to all extremities, parts 3 and 5 without upper wrappers, lower wrappers of parts 3, 13, and 15 detached, both wraps of part 10 detached, gatherings of parts 5 and 10 separating. Overall internally clean and crisp but for some light foxing.
Price
£ 375.00
[ARNE, Thomas]. The airs in the jovial crew or merry beggars for the violin, German flute, or guittar [sic]. As performed at the theatre in Covent Garden. Printed for Thompson & Son. c.1760.
[4], 20pp. Engraved throughout. Recent green cloth backed plain paper board, lettered in black. Extremities a trifle sunned. Lightly dust-soiled, slight damp-staining to bottom margins.
Price
£ 350.00
ANTONINUS, Augustus. Antonini Iter Britanniarum commentariis illustratum Thomae Gale, S. T. P. nuper Decani Ebor. Opus posthumum revisit, auxit, edidit R. G. Accessit anonymi Ravennatis Britannae chorographia, Cum Autographo Regis Galliae Mso. & codice Vaticano collata; Adjiciuntur conjecturae plurimae, cum nominibus locorum Anglicis, quotquot iis assignari potuerint. Impensis M. Atkins in Coemeterio D. Pauli. 1709. First edition.
[2], x, viii, 151pp, [17]. With an engraved folding map and two folding plates. Handsomely bound in nineteenth century red morocco, gilt. Minor wear to extremities. Internally clean and crisp, a fine copy.
Price
£ 500.00
SALMON, [Thomas]. The Modern Gazetteer: or, a short view of the several nations of the world. Absolutely necessary for rendering the public news, and other historical occurrences, intelligible and entertaining... Printed for S. and E. Ballard et al.. 1756. Third edition.
[516]pp. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, slight cracking to spine with loss at head, some splitting to lower joint. Bookplate of 'Coker Court' to FEP, ink ownership inscription to recto of FFEP; 'Caroline Helgar. June 31st 1805', pencil inscription to head of title, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00