Recent Acquisitions

BEAUMARCHAIS, Pierre-Augustin Caron de. Oeuvres completes de M. de Beaumarchais... [s.n.]. 1780.
Four volumes. [4], 360; [4], 390; [4], 355, [1]; [4], 458pp. With edition-title to each volume. Finely bound in eighteenth-century English tree calf, spines richly gilt with contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces. Slightest of rubbing to extremities, else a fine set. Internally immaculate. From the library of the Earls of Lovelace, with ink-stamps of Ben Damph Forest to front endpaper.
Price
£ 450.00
[TREATIES]. A collection of all the treaties of peace, alliance, and commerce, between great-britain and other powers, from the Revolution in 1688, to the present time. Printed for J. Almon. 1772. First edition.
In two volumes. viii, 404, [4]; iv, 342pp. With a half-title to Vol. I and a folding table. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Slight rubbing and soiling, surface loss to upper board of Vol. I, upper joint of Vol. I starting. Light marginal damp-staining to final two registers of Vol. II. From the library of the Earls of Lovelace, with ink-stamps of the Ben Damph Forest to both FEPs.
Price
£ 500.00
DOUCE, Francis. Illustrations of shakspeare, and of ancient manners: with dissertation in the clowns and fools of shakspeare; on the collection of popular tales entitled gesta romanorum; and on the english morris dance. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1807. First edition.
In two volumes. xv, [1], 526; [4], 499pp, [1]. With a half-title to each volume, eight wood- and copper-engraved plates, and one folding hand-coloured copper-engraved plate depicting a scene of Morris dancing. Handsomely bound in contemporary calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Light rubbing to spines. Marbled endpapers. Internally clean and crisp, a fine copy. From the library of the Earls of Lovelace, with ink stamps of the Ben Damph Forest Library to recto of both FFEPs.
Price
£ 450.00
[PLUMPTRE, John]. A concise view of the history of religious knowledge, from the creation of the world to the establishment of christianity. Intended as an introduction For young persons and others... Printed by G. Gower. 1795. Second edition.
[2], 210pp, [6]. Contemporary mottled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. A trifle rubbed, slightest of splitting to joints. Deleted ink gift inscription to FEP, loss to top corner of FFEP, ink ownership inscription to recto of blank fly-leaf, horizontal tear to L2, not touching text, occasional light spotting and browning.
Price
£ 250.00
ALLESTREE, Richard. The causes of the Decay of Christian Piety. Or an impartial survey Of the Ruines of christian religion, Undermin'd by Unchristian Practice. Written by the Author of the whole duty of man. Printed by R. Norton for T. Garthwait. 1667. First edition.
[20], 452pp. With initial imprimatur leaf, title-page vignette engraved by Wenceslaus Hollar and two engraved plates. Finely bound in contemporary panelled red morocco, gilt, spine richly so. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed, with slight loss to corners and small worm-hole to lower joint at head of spine. Closed tear without loss to R5. Later armorial bookplate to FEP. With two examples of early female ownership; an inked gift inscription reading 'Christiana Isabella Harvey her booke. Given by the Reverend Dr. Nicholas Novemb. 7. 1686' and further inscription of 'Isabella L'Estrange', both two blank fly-leaves.
Price
£ 950.00
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.'
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£ 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.
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£ 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'.
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£ 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'.
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£ 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