Recent Acquisitions

D'ALWIS, James. Contributions to oriental literature; or, the leisure hours. Printed at the Government Press. 1863. First edition.
In two parts. xv, [1], 264, [4]. With half-title. Unopened in original publisher's blind-stamped green buckram, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, lightly marked. Internally clean and crisp, armorial bookplate of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEP, ink gift inscription to head of first contents leaf; 'To Lord Houghton / with / (?) best / compls. / Ceylon / Dec. 15. 65'.
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£ 500.00
MORRIS, Rev. John Brande. An essay towards the conversion of learned and philosophical hindus: to which the prize offered through the lord bishop of calcutta has been adjudged By the University of Oxford... Printed for J. G. F. & J. Rivington. 1843. First edition.
viii, 402pp, [2]. With a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Marked and sunned. Armorial bookplate of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
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£ 375.00
HOARE, Sir Samuel. CHELSEA GROUP OF THE INDIA DEFENCE LEAGUE. India. [s.n.]. [1935]. First edition.
[8]pp. Stapled, as issued. Creased and foxed.
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£ 250.00
SIMON, Sir John [Allsebrook]. The constitution of india. [Ernest Benn]. [1930]. First edition.
26pp, [2]. With half-title. Stitched, as issued, in original publisher's drab printed paper wrappers. Extremities a trifle sunned and creased. Internally immaculate, a near fine copy. Publisher's advertisement slip loosely inserted. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of upper panel; 'Crewe / from J. S.'.
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£ 250.00
THE AUTHOR OF "BRIGHTON". Margate: a humorous poem. William Kidd. 1831. First edition.
36pp. With a wood-engraved frontispiece, six full-page wood-engravings in the text, and two wood-engraved vignettes from designs by Robert Cruikshank. Original publisher's yellow printed paper wrappers. Lightly dust-soiled, chipping to spine. Very occasional spotting.
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£ 50.00
RUSSELL, Richard. A dissertation concerning the use of sea water In Diseases of the glands, &c. to which is added An epistolary dissertation To R. Frewin, M. D.. Printed at the Theatre: and Sold by James Fletcher...and J. and J. Rivington. 1753. First edition.
[2], xv, [1], 398pp, [2]. With an initial imprimatur leaf, a terminal corrigenda leaf, and seven engraved plates. Recent half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Rubbed. Internally clean and crisp. From the library of British physiologist John Yudkin (1910-1995), with his bookplate to FEP.
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£ 375.00
WESTGARTH, William. Victoria and the australian gold mines in 1857; with notes on the overland route from australia, via suez. Smith, Elder, and Co.. 1857. First edition.
xvi, 466, [2], 16pp. With three engraved maps (two folding), and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Light offsetting, else internally immaculate, a fine copy. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'With the author's compliments'.
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£ 375.00
CARROLL, William Henry. A copious practical index to the several statutes enacted in the 33d, 35th, 37th, part of the 40th, 43d, 45th, 51st, and 57th years of king george III for the regulation of contested elections in ireland, as far as relate to the elections of members to serve in the imperial parliament for counties and cities only. Printed by George Grierson and John Rowe Power. 1818. Second edition.
254pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed, slight loss to lettering-piece. Very occasional slight marginal chipping, overall internally clean and crisp.
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£ 375.00
GEE, Joshua. The trade and navigation of great-britain considered... Printed for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch. 1738. Fourth edition.
xxxix, [9], 239pp, [1]. Contemporary gilt-ruled sheep, recently very neatly rebacked, contemporary spine panel and contrasting red morocco lettering-piece laid-on. Extremities rubbed. Internally immaculate.
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£ 200.00
[THE LOST CHICKEN]. Dean and son's children's coloured toy books. All original. The lost chicken; how it was found, and restored to its mother. Dean and Son, [s.d., c.1845].
6 leaves. Printed on one side of leaf only. Stitched, as issued, in original publisher's tan pictorial paper wrappers. Chipping to spine and fore-edge, a trifle marked and creased.
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£ 250.00
[BIBLE - French]. La Sainte bible, qui contient L'Ancien et le Nouveau Testament. Chez Pierre Mortier. 1699. Nouvelle edition reveu sur les textes Hebreux & Grecs.
In two volumes. [960]pp. With an engraved general title-page and an engraved divisional title for the New Testament. Contemporary richly gilt-tooled black morocco, A.E.G. Light rubbing to extremities. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP of Vol. I, near contemporary ownership inscriptions of 'Garrett' to verso of both FFEPs, early eighteenth-century engraved divisional title for the Psalms loosely inserted, slight loss to text of leaf Ll3, loss to front blank fly-leaf and lower corner of leaf R6 of Vol. II, small hole to text of leaf D4 of NT with slight loss of sense, margins closely trimmed - occasional shaving to chapter titles at head, very occasional light spotting.
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£ 650.00
[PSALMS - SCOTTISH CHURCH]. The psalms of david in metre: According to the Version, approved by the Church of Scotland, And appointed to be sung in Congregations and Families. Printed by J. & M. Robertson. 1792.
360pp. ESTC T171310. [Bound with:] Translations and paraphrases, in verse, of several passages of sacred scripture, collected and prepared by a committee of the general assembly of the church of scotland, in order to be sung in churches. Edinburgh. Printed and Sold by J. Dickson, 1792. [4], 122pp. ESTC T91827. 12mo. Contemporary gilt-tooled green morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, very occasional light spotting.
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£ 150.00
RUSSELL, John Russell Earl. Papal aggression. Speech of the right honourable lord john russell, delivered in the house of commons, February 7. 1851. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. 1851. First edition.
[3], 6-48pp. Without half-title. [Bound with:] M'CAUL, Alexander. The bill worse than the bull. A letter to the very rev. gilbert elliot, d.d., dean of bristol. London. Wertheim and Macintosh, 1851. First edition. 8pp. [And:] The queen, or the pope? The question considered in its political, legal and religious aspects... Edinburgh & London. William Blackwood & Sons, 1850. Second edition. x, [1], 12-112pp. [And:] WISEMAN, [Nicholas Patrick]. An appeal to the reason and good feeling of the english people on the subject of the catholic hierarchy. London. Thomas Richardson and Son, 1850. First edition. 32pp. [And:] CUMMING, John. Notes on the cardinal's manifesto, in a letter to the right hon. lord john russell, Her Majesty's Prime Minister. London. Arthur Hall, Virtue & Co., 1850. First edition. 32pp. [And:] GOODE, William. Address delivered at a public meeting of the inhabitants of allhallows the great and less, london: convened for the purpose of considering the propriety of presenting an address to the crown on the recent act of papal aggression: Nov. 15, 1850. London. Thomas Hatchard, 1850. First edition. 16pp. [And:] NICOLINI, J. B. The detail and evidence of a new conspiracy of the pope, dr. wiseman, and other romish priests, against the faith and liberties of england, with interesting revelations. London. Printed for the Author, 1850. First edition. 21pp, [1]. [And:] LORD, James. Concessions and consequences. Reasons against proposed endowment of the romish priesthood. [London]. [Macintosh], [1849]. First edition. 8pp. Extracted from the Protestant Magazine. [And:] THORTON, John. Report of a public meeting of the inhabitants of clapham, on the encroachments of rome... London. Published by D. Batten, [1850]. First edition. 35pp, [1]. Ink gift inscription to head of title. [And:] NOLAN, Thomas. The royal supremacy considered in connexion with the late papal aggression... London. Sampson Low, 1850. Second edition. 32pp. [And:] GOODE, William. Reply to the letter and declaration respecting the royal supremacy, received from archdeacons manning and wilberforce, and professor mill. London. J Hatchard and Son, 1850. First edition. 27pp, [1]. With half-title. Newspaper clipping tipped-in to recto of terminal leaf. [And:] DRUMMOND, Henry. Speech of henry drummond...on the Second Reading of the Ecclesiastical Titles Bill... London. Thomas Bosworth, 1851. Third edition. x, [1], 12-47pp, [1]. 8vo. Contemporary half-calf, blue buckram boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed, a trifle marked, chipping and loss to lettering-pieces. Occasional ink underlining/spotting.
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£ 150.00
[EDUCATION]. Leerrijk onderhoud voor de jeugd; bevattende eene verscheidenheid van onderwerpen, tot nut en leering der kinderen. P[ieter] H[endrik] Trap. 1826.
110pp, [2]. With 10 hand-coloured engraved plates. Original publisher's printed yellow paper wrappers. A trifle rubbed and sunned. Near contemporary inked inscription to FEP; 'Bought at Rotterdam / July the 27th / 1836', leaves lightly toned.
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£ 150.00
[WAYLAND, Mrs.]. Recollections of a beloved sister, interspersed with reflections addressed to her own children. Printed and published by Henry Mozley and Son. 1828. First edition.
152pp. With half-title, and an engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, recent book-label of John Wolfran Cornwall to FEP, ink ownership inscription to head of title-page, foxed.
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£ 200.00
[ETON COLLEGE]. A list of eton college, taken at election, 1829. Printed and Sold by E. Williams. [1829].
23pp, [1]. [Bound with:] [A further 12 Eton College lists covering the years 1830-1840 (two representing 1839, taken at election and Christmas respectively), all printed by E. Williams.] 12mo. Contemporary black half-calf, marbled boards, gilt. Rubbed. Very occasional loss and short tears to margins, occasional ink and pencil deletions and corrections.
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£ 150.00
[MUSES FAREWEL]. The muses farewel to Popery and Slavery, or, a collection of Miscellany Poems, Satyrs, Songs, &c. Made by the most Eminent Wits of the Nation, as the Shams, Intreagues, and Plots of Priests and Jesuits gave occasion. Printed for N[athaniel]. R[anew]. H[enry]. F[aithorne]. and J[ohn]. K[ersey].. 1689. First edition.
[6], 144pp. Without initial license-to-print leaf. ESTC R19207, Wing M3140. [Bound with:] A supplement to the collection of miscellany poems against Popery & Slavery. London. [s.n.], 1689. First edition. [4], 95pp, [1]. ESTC R28188, Wing S6186. 8vo. Recent navy half-morocco, blue moire boards, lettered in gilt. Slight marking to extremities. Very occasional spotting/marginal repairs, shaving to head, minute worm-trail to lower margin, early annotation to head of p.94 of second bound work.
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£ 500.00
[NATURAL PHILOSOPHY]. Elements of natural philosophy, arranged under the following heads: Matter and Motion, The Universe, The Solar System, The Fixed Stars, The Earth considered as a Planet, The Atmosphere, Meteors, Springs, Rivers, and the Sea, Fossils, Plants, Animals, The Human Frame, and the human understanding. Printed by Joseph Smyth. 1812. First edition?.
iv, 161pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary sheep, gilt. Extremities worn and marked, lower board later restored to style, splitting to spine and joints. Ownership inscription to recto of FFEP; 'James J. Adams / January 14 1845', occasional slight marginal loss, foxed.
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£ 250.00
BATH, Elizabeth. Poems, on various occasions. Printed by J. Desmond. 1806. First edition.
187pp, [1]. [Bound after:] OPIE, Mrs. [Amelia]. Poems. London. Printed for T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1802. First edition. iv, 192pp. With an engraved frontispiece. 8vo. Bound by T. Miller of Bristol in contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Lightly rubbed. Very occasional light spotting, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 450.00
[WOLLASTON, Charlton Byam]. The satires of persius translated. Printed by G. Clark. 1833.
xvi, [4], 103pp, [3]. Parallel Latin and English text. Original publisher's maroon cloth, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed, spots of marking, spine sunned. Armorial bookplate of William Mundy Esq. to FEP, with his ownership inscription to head of title together with annotation revealing authorship, adhesive residue from removed bookplate to verso fo FFEP, with offsetting to title-page, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00