Recent Acquisitions

[DILLON, John Joseph]. The question, as to the admission of Catholics to Parliament, considered, upon the principles of existing laws. With supplemental observations on the coronation oath. Printed by W. and C. Spilsbury. 1801. First edition.
[4], 79pp, [1]. Uncut and partially unopened, stitched, as issued. Printed errata to verso of advertisement leaf, with contemporary manuscript errata notes beneath, some creasing/spotting,
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£ 100.00
[COMBE, William]. A letter to his grace the duke of portland, from a country gentleman. Printed for John Stockdale. 1789. First separate edition.
[2], 73-88pp, [2]. Uncut, stitched, as issued. A trifle dust-soiled and spotted.
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£ 125.00
SEMPILL, Hugh Sempill, Baron. A short address to the public on the practice of cashiering military officers without a trial; and a vindication of the conduct and political opinions of the author. To which is prefixed, his correspondence with the secretary at war. Printed for J. Johnson. 1793. First edition.
47pp. Uncut, stitched, as issued. Spotting to title, else clean and crisp.
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£ 125.00
BURKE, Edmund. A third letter to a member of the present parliament, on the proposals for peace with the regicide directory of france. Printed for F. and C. Rivington. 1797. First edition.
[4], vi, [2], 136, 139-165pp, [1]. With a half-title. Text is continuous despite pagination. Uncut and unopened, stitched, as issued. Lightly spotted.
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£ 150.00
BURKE, Edmund. Two letters addressed to a member of the present parliament, on the proposals for peace with the regicide directory of france. Printed for F. and C. Rivington. 1796. Ninth edition.
[4], 155, 155*-161*, 156-188pp. With a half-title. Pages 155 and 156 cancelled, with a four leaf insert (p.156*-161*) after p.155 (here pinned in place.) Uncut and partially unopened, stitched, as issued. Short tears to margins of leaves D2 and P4, tears to gutters of Bb1-2 - touching text without loss, very occasional light spotting.
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£ 75.00
[BLANE, Gilbert]. Inquiry into the causes and remedies of the late and present scarcity and high price of provisions, in a letter to the Right Hon. Earl Spencer, K. G. first lord of the admiralty &c. &c. &c. Printed for J. Wright. 1800. First edition.
[4], 71pp, [1]. With a half-title. Uncut and partially unopened, stitched, as issued. Lightly creased and spotted, inked correction to text of p.4, small hole to page numbers of leaf E4. Presentation copy, inked inscription to head of half-title; 'To the Countess of Carnarvon / with Dr. Blanes kind compliments.'
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£ 450.00
[BLANE, Gilbert]. Inquiry into the causes and remedies of the late and present scarcity and high price of provisions, in a letter to the Right Hon. Earl Spencer, K. G. first lord of the admiralty &c. &c. &c. Printed for J. Wright. 1800. First edition.
[4], 71pp, [1]. With a half-title. Uncut and partially unopened, stitched, as issued. Lightly creased and spotted, inked correction to text of p.4, small hole to page numbers of leaf E4. Presentation copy, inked inscription to head of half-title; 'To the Countess of Carnarvon / with Dr. Blanes kind compliments.'
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£ 450.00
[BOULLAY, Gustave]. Les danses des salons par un observateur. E. Dentu. 1855. First edition.
68pp. With a half-title. Attractively bound in later tan half-morocco, marbled boards, contrasting red and black morocco lettering-pieces, spine richly gilt, T.E.G. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Marbled endpapers, very light damp-staining to margins. Presentation copy, inked inscription to head of half-title; 'Amour ami Ambroise Girandeau (?) / l'auteur / G. Boullay.'
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£ 450.00
COMMERELL, abbe de. An account of the culture and use of the mangel wurzel, or root of scarcity. Printed for Charles Dilly. 1787. Third edition.
xxxix, [1], 51pp, [1]. With a hand-coloured engraved plate. Uncut, stitched, as issued, in original publisher's blue paper wrappers. Without spine panel, lightly marked, a trifle spotted.
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£ 450.00
FOREST, Eugene FRENCH, R.. [Manuscript copy and english translation of Histoire de mr de vertpre et de sa menagere aussi]. [s.n.]. 1872.
Manuscript on tracing paper, mounted: [1], 46ff. Contemporary roan backed paper boards. Some rubbing to extremities, paper labels remains to upper board. Signed 'Del. R. French, Mar 28 1872' to foot of copied title. [With:] Manuscript on paper. [4]ff. Original orange paper wrappers. An English translation of the captions in the manuscript copy of the French original, in two hands; the first (matching that of the copyist of the above, presumably the R. French who has signed the title) completing the first page, the second completing the remaining seven pages.
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£ 500.00
[MACKENZIE, Colin]. Notes relating to the procedure in the elections of the representatives in the british parliament of the Peers of Scotland. Printed by J. Hay & Co.. 1818. First edition.
iv, [1], 6-68pp. Uncut and unopened, stitched, as issued. Inked annotation to head of title, title and p.68 a trifle dust-soiled, some creasing, occasional light spotting.
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£ 100.00
JERSEY, George Bussey Villiers, Earl of. The correspondence between the earl and countess of jersey, and the rev. dr. randolph, upon the subject of some letters belonging to h. r. h. the princess of wales, of late so much the topic of public conversation. Richard White. 1796. First edition.
[2], 37pp, [1]. Uncut, stitched, as issued. Some creasing, lightly spotted, loss to foot of final leaf - not touching text.
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£ 150.00
BURKE, Edmund. A letter from the Rt. Honourable Edmund Burke to his grace the duke of portland in the Conduct of the Minority in Parliament. Containing fifty-four articles of impeachment against The Rt. Hon. C. J. Fox. From the original copy, in the possession of the noble duke. Printed for the Editor, and sold by J. Owen. 1797.
[4], 94pp, [2]. With a half-title and a terminal advertisement leaf. In this edition 'letter' in the title is printed in hollow Roman capitals, the rule above the imprint is 8.1 cm in length, and the catchwords on p.28, p/42, and p.83 are 'vernment', 'system', and 'led' respectively. Uncut, stitched, as issued. Some creasing, lightly spotted/dust-soiled.
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£ 75.00
PHILLPOTTS, Henry. A letter to the right honourable george canning, on the bill of 1825, for removing the disqualifications of his majesty's roman catholic subjects, and on his speech in support of the same. John Murray. 1827. Fifth edition.
[4], 167pp, [7]. With a half-title and seven terminal advertisement pages. Largely unopened, stitched, as issued. Half-title and verso of terminal leaf lightly dust-soiled, some creasing.
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£ 50.00
SCOTT, Major John. A letter to the right honourable charles james fox, on the extraneous matter contained in Mr. burke's letter to Mr. montague, with observations. Printed for John Stockdale. 1789. Second edition.
[2], 136pp, [4]. With a half-title and two terminal advertisement leaves. Uncut and unopened, stitched, as issued. Lightly spotted/dust-soiled.
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£ 100.00
WEMYSS, David. Letter to the right honourable the lord high chancellor of great britain, upon the present state of the scotch law of entail. Printed for Bell & Bradfute. 1822. First edition.
[4], 46, 2pp. With a half-title and a terminal advertisement leaf. Uncut, stitched, as issued. Half-title and verso of terminal leaf lightly dust-soiled, vertical crease to all leaves. Presentation copy, inked inscription to head of half-title; 'Marquis of Lothian / With most respectful compliments / from the Author.'
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£ 150.00
[HOUSE OF LORDS]. Extracts from the minutes of evidence taken before the select committee of the house of lords Appointed to Enquire into the State of Ireland. 1824-25. Printed by R. G. Clarke. [1825]. First edition.
95pp, [1]. Stitched, as issued. A trifle spotted, verso of terminal leaf soiled.
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£ 75.00
[HOUSE OF COMMONS]. Extracts from the minutes of evidence taken before the select committee of the house of commons Appointed to Enquire into the State of Ireland. 1824-25. Printed by R. G. Clarke. [1825]. First edition.
201pp, [3]. Largely unopened, stitched, as issued. Text-block separated into constituent gatherings. Horizontal tears to text of leaves A2, F7, and F8, dust-soiling to title and terminal leaf.
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£ 75.00
[MILES, William Augustus]. A letter to the prince of wales, on a second application to parliament, To discharge Debts wantonly contracted since May, 1787. Printed for J. Owen. [1795]. Eighth edition.
[4], xxiii, [1], 67pp, [1]. With a half-title. Uncut, stitched, as issued. Inked annotation/in-spotting to half-title, lightly spotted.
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£ 50.00
CORNWALL, Barry. The flood of thessaly, the girl of provence, and other poems. Printed for Henry Colburn and Co.. 1823. First edition.
[6], 248pp. Contemporary red half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, book-label of J. O. Edwards to FEP, foxed.
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£ 50.00