Recent Acquisitions

SHIRREFF, Emily. Intellectual education and its influence on the character and happiness of women. Smith, Elder and Co.. 1862. New edition.
xii, 276pp. Partially unopened in original publisher's blind-stamped blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Some rubbing, spots of marking, spine sunned, a trifle cocked. Browning to title-page, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 350.00
PATTERSON, Robert. Introduction to zoology for the use of schools. Simms and M'Intyre. 1866. Thirty-first thousand.
viii, 488pp. Richly illustrated with numerous engravings in the text. Single leaf of contents misbound. Original publisher's green cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. A trifle rubbed and bumped. Upper hinge partially exposed, armorial bookplate of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FEP, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
[CHEAP, Eliza]. Instructive fables. Published by L. B. Seeley and Sons. 1834. First edition.
[4], 92pp. With half-title, an engraved frontispiece, and five engraved plates. Original publisher's maroon cloth, black paper lettering-piece to upper board, A.E.G. Marking to boards, spine sunned. Ink gift inscription to FEP; ' Mary Anne Harmond / 1835 / A gift from her cousin / Emily (?)', first two gatherings working loose of text-block, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
[CHRISTIAN VERSES]. Christian verses for the children. Hamilton, Adams and Co.. [1862].
iv, 92pp, [2]. With a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Original publisher's maroon buckram, stamped in gilt and blind. A trifle rubbed, light ink-staining to boards spine sunned. Ink-spotting to front endpapers, ownership inscription to FFEP, lightly foxed.
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£ 50.00
[WRIGHT, Anne]. Listen and learn: a short narrative of a three days' ramble. Jarrold and Sons. [1856]. First edition.
[2], 141pp, [1]. Original publisher's blue cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Slightest of marking to extremities, spine sunned. Publisher's advertisements on endpapers, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 150.00
SANDINI, Antonio. Disputationes historicae ad vitas pontificum romanorum. Impensis Jo: Manfre. 1771.
[20], 303pp. With half-title. Contemporary vellum, lettered in gilt to spine. Some discolouration to extremities, spots of soiling. Library blind-stamp to title-page, with ink-stamp to verso, very occasional light dust-soiling to margins.
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£ 200.00
[ANGELUS A SANCTO FRANCISCO]. A Liturgical Discourse of the Holy Sacrifice Of The mass...The First Part. [s.n.]. 1670. First edition.
[38], 184pp, [8]. [Bound with:] [ANGELUS A SANCTO FRANCISCO]. A Liturgical Discourse of the Holy Sacrifice Of The mass...The Second Part. [London]. [s.n.], 1669. First edition. [2], 318pp, [24]. Without terminal errata leaf. 8vo. Contemporary calf, recently rebacked to style, recent contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Boards rubbed. Recent endpapers, occasional spotting, light dust-soiling.
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£ 350.00
REDI, Francesco. Bacco in toscana ditirambo di francesco redi connote brevi scelte dell' autore. Presso T. Becket. 1804.
vii, [1], xliii, [1], 80pp, [4]. With half-title and a terminal advertisement leaf. Uncut in original publisher's dark green paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbed, substantial loss to spine, chipping and soiling to lettering-piece. Recent ink ownership inscription to FFEP, light foxing to endpapers, else internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title by translator Thomas James Mathias; 'Dall' Editore'.
Price
£ 100.00
OPIE, Mrs. [Amelia]. Tales of real life. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. 1813. First edition.
In three volumes. [2], 322; [2], 294; [2], 297pp, [1]. Contemporary navy half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbing to spines and corners. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
OPIE, Mrs. Simple tales. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1806. First edition.
In four volumes. Contemporary navy half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbing to spines and corners. Horizontal tear to text of G2, Vol. I - without loss of sense, marginal loss to lower corner of O2, Vol. II, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 450.00
LE BEAU, [Charles]. The history of the lower empire; beginning from Constantine the Great. Translated from the French of M. Le Beau. Volume the first. Printed for T. Davies. 1770. First edition in English.
Volume I, all published. xxxi, [1], 390pp. With half-title. Uncut in original publisher's drab paper boards. Without spine panel, rubbed and marked. Paste-downs sprung, short marginal tear to leaf T7, else internally immaculate.
Price
£ 850.00
WILLIAMS, S.W.. A catechism of medical jurisprudence; being principally a compendium of the opinions of the best writers upon the subject. With introductory remarks upon the importance of forensic medicine. Designed for physicians, attornies, coroners, and jurymen. Published by John R. Priestley. 1836. First British edition.
xiv, 94pp. Contemporary half calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt, marbled boards. Slightly rubbed and marked, a little browning to text.
Price
£ 300.00
FRANKLIN, Dr. Benjamin. STUBER, Dr. Henry. The life of Dr. Benj. Franklin. Written by himself. And continued by Dr. Stuber. Printed by T. Appleby. 1809.
194pp. Twentieth-century brown half morocco, gilt, marbled boards. Slightly marked, else a fine copy. Marbled endpapers. The signature line of the first leaf of each gathering bears, somewhat inexplicably, the words 'vol. I.' - no further volume was published.
Price
£ 350.00
MONTANUS, Paulus. Pauli montani...tractatus novus, de jure tutelarum, et curationum, In quo Universa Tutelaris materia, cum ampliationibus (ut dicitur) limitationibus, quaestionibusq; huic cognatis, nove & plene tam Theorice quam Practice declaratur, & enucleatur.... Apud Henricum de Swaef. 1656.
[22], 585pp, [81]. Title in red and black. Contemporary limp vellum, title in manuscript to spine, vellum ties. Extremities marked and discoloured, some loss to ties. Pastedowns sprung, ink annotation to verso of FFEP, marginal loss to G1 (index), else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
[CATHOLIC CHURCH]. Breviarium parisiense...Pars hyemalis. Sumptibus suis ediderunt Bibliopolae Usuum Parisiensium. 1767.
9, [23], 484, cciii, [5], xvi, 12pp. Contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco, A.E.G. Extremities a trifle rubbed and marked. Hinges exposed, slight wear to endpapers, ink ownership inscription to FEP, light water-staining to first gathering - primarily marginal, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 125.00
HOLMES, Oliver Wendell. Border lines of knowledge in some provinces of medical science... Ticknor and Fields. 1862. First edition.
[4], 80pp. Original publisher's brown blind-stamped buckram, lettered in gilt. Rubbed and marked, some loss to head of spine, sunned, slight splitting to upper joint. Near contemporary ownership inscription to FFEP; 'Ed. W. Sawyer / Harvard Medical College / Boston / Mass / Dec. 18th 1870', with his armorial bookplate to FEP, later ink-stamps of 'I. N. Danforth' to FFEP, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
PERRIN, John. Entertaining and instructive exercises, with the rules of the french syntax. Printed for B. Law. 1797. Eighth edition.
xii, 384pp. Contemporary sheep. Heavily rubbed, spine and joints cracked. Book-label of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
BONNYCASTLE, John. An introduction to mensuration and practical geometry: with notes, containing the reason of every rule. Printed for J. Johnson. 1802. Seventh edition, corrected and improved.
xii, 276pp. With half-title. Contemporary sheep. Heavily rubbed, cracking to spine and joints. Ownership inscription of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FFEP, first four gathering's slightly protruding from text-block, occasional ink-spotting.
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£ 50.00
WANOSTROCHT, N[icolas]. Recueil choisi de traits historiques et de contes moraux: avec la signification des mots en anglois au bas de chaque page. A l'usage des jeunes gens, de l'un et de l'autre sexe, qui veulent apprendre le francois. Chez J. Johnson et al.. 1799. Sixieme edition [i.e. sixth edition].
viii, 292pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary calf. Extremities rubbed, joints cracked, upper board held by cords only. Ink ownership inscription to verso of FFEP; 'Jane Birkbeck / Lynn / 1800', offsetting to title-page, short tear to margin of Q5, occasional ink-spotting to text, marginal marking.
Price
£ 100.00
TARTT, W[illiam] M[acDowell]. Memoirs connected with the life and writings of pandolfo collenuccio da pesaro: with other memoirs of the fifteenth century. [s.n.]. 1868. First edition.
vi, 329, [5], 5pp, [1]. Engraved portrait frontispiece, Original publisher's plain paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed, marked, and water-stained, loss to lower portion of spine, chipping to lettering-piece. Foxed throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed to FFEP; 'To his nephew / Samuel Carrington C. E. / with the author's kind regards / 8 October 1871'.
Price
£ 100.00