Recent Acquisitions

A LADY [i.e. GLASSE, Hannah]. The infant's friend, or easy reading lessons for young children. John Harris. 1824.
36pp. With 14 hand-coloured woodcut illustrations in the text. Stitched within original publisher's tan printed paper wraps, backed in later brown cloth. Dust-soiled, cloth back-strip rubbed and working loose, some creasing. Several leaves detached from text-block, sporadic spots of light foxing, occasional creasing.
Price
£ 375.00
A LADY [WILKINSON, Rebecca]. Little rhymes for little folks. John Harris. [1825]. Second edition.
17pp, [1]. Printed on one side of leaf only. With 16 hand-coloured woodcut illustrations and a terminal advertisement leaf. Over-sewn in original publisher's printed paper wraps. Rubbed and creased, some surface loss to upper wrap, touching title text, spots of soiling, ink staining to lower wrap. A trifle dust-soiled throughout, spots of light soiling to text of p.6 and p.7, mild ink stain to p.13, just touching illustration border, sporadic foxing.
Price
£ 350.00
[DEFOE, Daniel]. The wonderful life and surprising adventures of that renowned hero, Robinson Crusoe; who lived Twenty-eight Years on an Uninhabited Island, which he afterwards colonized. William Darton and Son. [c.1830].
35pp, [1]. With a terminal page of advertisements. With a hand-coloured woodcut frontispiece, three woodcut plates, and two woodcut illustrations in the text. Stitched in original publisher's purple printed paper wraps. Light wear to extremities, dust-soiled and a trifle foxed. One plate partially naively coloured, slight surface loss to frontispiece, horizontal tear to title touching imprint, with paper repair to verso, REP separating from lower wrap, sporadic spots of foxing and dust-soiling.
Price
£ 150.00
GORE, Montague. Reflections on the present crisis. Saunders and Otley. 1839. First edition.
[4], 47pp, [1]. With half-title. Stitched, as issued. Light dust-soiling to half-title, occasional spots of foxing, a trifle creased. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to head of half-title; 'with the author's compts.'
Price
£ 75.00
[MITFORD, John Freeman, Baron Redesdale]. Thoughts on the Catholic question. Printed for J. Hatchard. 1807. First edition.
49pp, [1]. Disbound. Light foxing and creasing in places, overall clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title; 'From the author'.
Price
£ 75.00
HORN, Georg. Arca mosis sive historia mundi. Que complectitur primordia rerum naturalium omniumque artium ac scientiarum. Impensis Johannis Luderwaldi. 1669.
[36], 220pp, [24]. With an additional engraved title. Slight marginal loss to **6. [Bound with:] Historiae naturalis et civilis, ad nostra usque tempora, libri septum. Lipsiae [i.e. Leipzig], Sumptibus Johannis & Friederici Luderwald, 1671. 374pp. With an additional engraved title. [And:] Ulyssea sive studiosus peregrinans omnia lustrans littora. Lugd. Batav. [i.e. Leiden], Ex Officina Cornelii Driehuysen et Arnoldi Doude, 1671. [8], 590pp. With an engraved title-page. 12mo. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, some soiling. Booksellers description pasted to FEP, occasional spots of foxing, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 450.00
KAULFUSS, J[ohann] S[amuel]. Ueber den geist der Polnischen sprache. Eine einleitung in die Polnische literar-geschichte sur Deutsche. Bey Schimmelpfennig und Comp.. 1804. First edition.
227pp, [1]. With two folding plates of musical notation. Original publisher's tan paper wrappers, paper lettering-piece with title in manuscript. Slight wear to extremities with some loss to head and foot of spine. Ink shelf-marks to FEP of Sir Thomas Phillipps' Middle Hill Library, lightly foxed throughout.
Price
£ 250.00
DUPORT, James. Musae subsecivae, seu Poetica Stromata. Ex Officina Joann. Hayes, celeberrimae Academiae Typographi. 1676. First edition.
[6], 576pp, [12]. Eighteenth-century gilt-ruled calf. Rubbed, with chipping to spine, short cracks to joints. Armorial bookplate of the Dukes of Leeds to FEP.
Price
£ 750.00
COLQUHOUN, Patrick. A treatise on the police of the metropolis; containing a detail of the various crimes and misdemeanors By which Public and Private Property and Security are, at present, injured and endangered: and suggesting remedies for their prevention. Printed by H. Fry...for C. Dilly. 1797. Fifth edition.
xxix, [7], 444, xxviiipp. With a half-title and a folding table. Handsomely bound in contemporary tree-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slight rubbing to extremities. Occasional spots of light foxing, substantial loss to RFEP, ink inscription to head of half-title; 'Sophia O'Head (?) 1829.'
Price
£ 250.00
SOCIETY OF NAVAL GENTLEMEN. Britannia triumphant: or, An Account of the Sea-Fights and Victories of the English Nation, From the earliest Times, down to the Conclusion of the late War...to which is prefixed, A Large Introduction, Containing the History of Navigation... Sold by R. James. 1766. Second edition.
li, [1], 224pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and five engraved plates. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Heavily rubbed, joints cracked, ink inscription to lower board. Overall internally clean and crisp, later ink inscription to recto of FFEP, marginal ink annotation to title, ink-stamped initials to front blank fly-leaf and top margin of first page of text.
Price
£ 225.00
GREENE, Thomas. Four discourses on the Four Last Things; viz. death, judgment, heaven, and hell. Printed for John Rivington, Bookseller to the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. 1775. New edition, corrected.
viii, 261pp, [3] publisher's advertisements. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt. Lightly rubbed, joints cracked, loss to head and foot of spine. Internally clean and crisp but for the odd spot of browning, contemporary ink inscription to head of title; 'Mary Lancaster D.D. Thos. Osborn L.L.D. 1776'.
Price
£ 150.00
BYRON, Gordon George, Lord. English Bards, and Scotch Reviewers; A Satire. Printed for James Cawthorn. 1809. Second edition.
[3], vi-vii, [1], 85pp, [1]. Without half-title or terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary calf, gilt, marbled edges. Rubbed, with some loss to head of sunned spine. Occasional spot of light soiling. Inscribed in ink to verso of FFEP; 'W. Williams Wynn'
Price
£ 125.00
[RITSON, Joseph]. Pieces of Ancient Popular Poetry; from authentic manuscripts and old printed copies. Printed by C. Clarke, for T. and J. Egerton. 1791. First edition.
xiv, [2], 152pp. With a half-title. Contemporary calf, gilt, marbled edges. Rubbed, with some loss to head of spine. Marbled endpapers, occasional spots of light soiling. Inscribed in ink to verso of FFEP; 'W. Williams Wynn'.
Price
£ 125.00
DRYDEN, John. An evening's love: or, the Mock-Astrologer. As it is Acted By Their Majesties servants. Printed for Henry Herringman. 1691.
[16], 63pp, [1]. Recent tan cloth, lettered in gilt to upper board. Minor wear to extremities. Dust-soiled throughout, occasional light damp-staining to bottom margins, loss to top corner of terminal leaf, not effecting text.
Price
£ 125.00
GOLDSWORTHY, E. F.. Recollections of Taunton by an old tauntonian. Barnicott and Son. 1883. Second edition.
[4], 62pp, [1]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Original publisher's green cloth, gilt. Slight soiling and minor rubbing to extremities. Text-block working loose of binding, browning to endpapers, sporadic spots of light foxing, contemporary monochrome portrait photograph to recto of FFEP with the ink inscription (with correction); 'To Henry Davis from [photo] with compliments Jan 19th 1884.'
Price
£ 50.00
MULDER, Claas. Over eenen zoogenaamden zwavelregen in Mei 1826 in Vriesland Gevallen. Lodewijk van Es. 1827. First edition.
[2], 38pp. Uncut in original publisher's plain green paper wraps. Author and publication date in manuscript to upper wrap, slight wear and soiling. Occasional spots of foxing, ink -stamps of the Royal Meteorological Society to upper wrap and title. Ink inscription to head of title (Presentation?)
Price
£ 75.00
[METEOROLOGY]. Aeolus. A work intended to appear occasionally, on the motions of the atmosphere. January 1840. Black & Armstrong. 1840. First edition.
[4], 63pp, [1]. With a half-title. Original publisher's plain blue gloss paper wraps. Some wear and soiling to extremities, loss to spine, upper wrap nearly detached with tape repair to tear at foot, title and date in manuscript to head. Foxed throughout, leaves A4 and A5 nearly detached from text-block.
Price
£ 75.00
SYKES, W. H., Lieut.-Colonel. Discussion of meteorological observations taken in India, at various heights, embracing those at Dodabetta on the Neelgherry Mountains, at 8640 feet above the level of the sea. From the Philosophical Transactions. - Part II. for 1850. Printed by R. and J. E. Taylor. 1850. First offprint edition.
[3], 298-378pp. With three folding tables and four folding plates as called for. Disbound. Plates detached from text-block, one plates trimmed with slight loss to text, no loss of sense, occasional spots of light foxing and dust-soiling. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to head of title; 'The Meteorological Society from the author.'
Price
£ 75.00
WOLLASTON, William Hyde. On a Differential Barometer. [s.n.]. [1829].
Two copies of the work bound together. 133-136; 133-136pp. Contemporary plain tan paper wraps. Title in manuscript to upper wrap, light soiling and wear, ink-stamps of the Royal Meteorological Society to upper wrap and head of drop-title.
Price
£ 50.00
TYNDALL, J.. On the atmosphere as a vehicle of sound. [From the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society London, 1874]. [s.n.]. [1874]. First offprint edition.
183-244pp. With three engraved plates. Original publisher's plain green paper wraps. Title in manuscript to upper wrap, slight dust-soiling and some creasing to extremities. Occasional creasing to leaves.
Price
£ 75.00