Recent Acquisitions

ROSCOE, William. Illustrations, historical and critical, of the life of lorenzo de' medici, called the magnificent; with an appendix of original and other documents. Printed for T. Cadell...and W. Blackwood. 1822. First edition.
[12], 223, [1], 168pp. With an engraved frontispiece and three platers, one of which folding. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt supralibros to upper board. A trifle rubbed. Lightly foxed, overall a very good copy.
Price
£ 150.00
[ROSCOE, William]. An address, delivered before the proprietors of the botanic garden, in liverpool, previous to opening the garden, May 3, 1802. To which are added, the laws of the institution, and a list of the proprietors. Printed by J. M'Creery. 1802. First edition.
60pp, [2]. With half-title and terminal blank leaf. Original publisher's two-tone paper boards. Extremities a trifle marked, armorial bookplates of 'Holland House to upper board and FEP, internally clean and crisp.
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£ 450.00
[ROSCOE, William]. Mount pleasant: a descriptive poem. To which is added, an ode. Printed by W. Eyres, for J. Johnson. 1777. First edition.
49pp, [1]. With half-title. Recent calf-backed plain paper boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Slightest of loss to margin of E4, very small hole to G3 - not touching text, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 750.00
[ROSCOE, Robert]. Chevy chase, a poem. Founded on The Ancient Ballad. With other poems. Printed for Cadell & Davies et al.. 1820. First octavo edition.
[3], vi-xii, 112pp. Without half-title. Contemporary straight-grained green morocco tooled in gilt and blind, recently rebacked in remnant of contemporary spine laid-on. Boards a trifle rubbed and marked. Recent marbled endpapers, slightest of spotting to title, overall internally clean and crisp. Association copy, inscribed in ink to recto of blank fly-leaf; 'Jane Eliz. Roscoe / from her affct. brother / the author'.
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£ 250.00
ROSCOE, William. Considerations on the causes, objects and consequences of the present war, and on the expediency, or the danger of peace with france. Printed By J. M'creery...for T. Cadell and W. Davies. 1808. Second edition.
iv, 135pp, [1]. Recent calf-backed plain paper boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Title-page a trifle toned, with ownership inscription of W. R. Hay to head, else internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, faint inscription 'From the author' to head of title.
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£ 250.00
[MONK OF THE ORDER OF ST. DOMINIC]. An epitaph Upon His Grace john, Duke of Marlborough. Who departed this Life July the 19th 1714, and lies now interr'd in the City of Antwerp. Written by a Monk of the Order of St. Dominic. And Translated into English by a Member of the Marlborough-Club. Printed, and Sold by J. Roberts. 1714. First edition.
21pp, [1]. Without half-title. Recent red half-morocco, red cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. A trifle rubbed and marked. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp.
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£ 350.00
CLAUDIANUS, Claudius. The Rape of Proserpine, From Claudian. In Three Books. With the story of Sextus and Erichtho, From Lucan's Pharsalia, Book 6. Translated by Mr. Jabez Hughes. Printed by J. D. and sold by Ferd. Burleigh. 1714. First edition.
xii, 116pp. Recent brown half-morocco, tan cloth boards, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Marbled endpapers, initial gathering foxed and toned, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 250.00
YOUNG, Edward. The force of religion; or, Vanquish'd Love. A poem. In Two Books. Printed for E. Curll and J. Pemberton. 1714. First edition.
[10], 38pp. With an engraved frontispiece and one further engraved plate. Recent half-calf, grey cloth boards, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle marked. Marbled endpapers, very occasional spotting.
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£ 300.00
YOUNG, Edward. A poem on the last day. Printed at the Theatre for Edward Whistler. 1713. Second edition.
[12], 74pp. With a half-title. Recent half-calf, brown cloth boards, lettered in gilt. A trifle marked. Marbled endpapers, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 200.00
POPE, [Alexander]. Temple of fame: a vision. Printed for Bernard Lintott. 1715. First edition.
52pp, [4]. With half-title and two terminal leaves proposing the publication of the Urry edition of Chaucer. Recent calf-backed, brown buckram boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, slightest of damp-staining to half-title, very occasional light spotting, overall a very good copy.
Price
£ 350.00
KNAGGS, Thomas. A sermon Preach'd on the Death of the Princess sophia, Electress Dowager of hanover, At the Parish Church of St. Giles in the Fields, On Sunday in the Afternoon, June 6. 1714. Printed and Sold by Joseph Downing. 1714. First edition.
24pp. Recent red cloth, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Light ink-staining at foot of gutter margins throughout, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 200.00
HOEY, [Abraham] van. Letters and negociations of m. van hoey, Ambassador from the States-General to his Most Christian Majesty. Containing An exact Representation of the present State of the Court of France... Printed for J. Nourse. 1743. First English edition.
viii, 155pp, [1]. Recent navy half-morocco, blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, marginal repair to penultimate leaf, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 250.00
[WAR OF SPANISH SUCCESSION]. An account of the Earl of Galway's conduct in Spain and Portugal. Printed, and Sold by J. Baker. 1711.
[8], 88pp. [Bound with:] A detection of the Earl of Gallway's Conduct at Almanza... London. Printed for John Morphew, 1711. First edition. 15pp, [1]. 8vo. Recent red cloth, lettered in gilt. Very slight wear to extremities. Recent endpapers, small paper flaw to title-page vignette of first work, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 250.00
[PRESS CENSORSHIP]. An attempt towards a coalition of English Protestants, From the Weakness of the Pretensions of the several parties, for being either Better Christians, or Better Subjects, upon any Principles wherein they differ. To which is added, Reasons for Restraining the licentiousness of the Pulpit and Press. Printed, and Sold by J. Roberts. 1715. First edition.
40pp. Recent blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities discoloured, a trifle rubbed and marked. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 750.00
[WALPOLE, Robert]. The sentiments of a tory, In respect to a late Important Transaction, And in Regard to the Present Situation of Affairs. Printed for T. Cooper. 1741. First edition.
63pp, [1]. Recent navy morocco, blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, title-page light dust-soiled/creased, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 350.00
BLADEN, Martin. Solon: or, philosophy No Defence against love. A tragi-comedy. With the Masque of Orpheus and Euridice. Printed for R. Smith...and Sold by J. Nutt. 1705. First edition.
[6], 72pp. Without half-title. Recent navy half-morocco, blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Extremities discoloured and a trifle soiled. Recent marbled endpapers, occasional shaving to running-title, minute marginal worm-trail to final two gatherings.
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£ 450.00
[FORGERY]. The trial of thomas phipps, the elder, thomas phipps, the Younger, and william thomas, for forgery, at the Assize holden at shrewsbury, for the County of salop, on Tuesday the 11th of August, 1789, before The Hon. Sir Richard Perryn, Kt. One of the Barons of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer, at Westminster. Printed and Sold by J. Salter... 1789. First edition.
[3], 6-22pp. Twentieth-century red half-morocco gilt, buckram. Boards a trifle marked, else a fine copy. T.E.G., marbled endpapers.
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£ 450.00
[POETRY MISCELLANY]. English Gratitude: or, the Whig miscellany, Consisting of the following poems. I. On the Duke of Marlborough's going into Germany. II. The Oak and the Briar. A Tale. III. An Inscription upon a Triumphal Arch Erected by the French King in Memory of his Victories, for which the Author had a Thousand Pound. IV. The same Revers'd. V. On Burning the Bishop of St. Asaph's Preface. VI. The Favourite. A Simile. Printed for A. Baldwin. 1713. First edition.
[4], 28pp. With a half-title. Recent brown half-morocco, tan cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Marbled endpapers, leaves toned and foxed.
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£ 350.00
[GREGORY OF NAZIANZUS]. [MONTAGU, Richard]. Sancti gregorii nazianzeni In julianum invectivae duae. Cum Scholis Graecis nunc primum editis, & ejusdem Authoris nonnullis aliis quorum syllabum sequens Pag. continet. Excudebat Joannes Norton, in Grecis, &c. Regius Typographus. 1610. First edition.
[8], 172, [82]. Without terminal blank. Ninteenth-century blind-tooled calf. Marbled endpapers. Worn, with loss and tearing to head of spine, splitting to joints, lacking lettering-piece. Some sporadic spotting/browning to text, occasional damp-staining, tear without loss to X1, with old marginal repair. Manuscript bibliographical note signed 'Harlech, 1947' to blank fly-leaf.
Price
£ 650.00
[THIRTY YEARS WAR]. Speciall and late passages from the most eminent places in Christendome... Printed for Tho. Underhill. 1642. First edition.
60 [i.e. 8]pp. Recent turquoise half-morocco, blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Slight discolouration to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, shaving to margins with loss of text and sense.
Price
£ 500.00