Recent Acquisitions

MERIAN, Matthaus. La danse des morts, comme elle est de'piente dans la louable et celebre ville de bastle, pour servir de miroir de la nature humaine...on y a ajoute une description de la ville de basle & des vers a chaque figure. Chez Jean Rod. Im-Hof & Fils. 1789.
190pp. With an extra engraved title (in German, by P. de Jode) and 43 engravings within the text by J.A. Chovin, after Merian's original designs. Nineteenth-century black half-morocco, cloth boards, with leather title-label to upper board. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Rubbed to extremities, spine, upper board a little marked. With armorial bookplate of the Rev. Richard Harington to FEP. Internally immaculate.
Price
£ 850.00
BAYLY, [Nathaniel] Thomas Haynes. Weeds of witchery. Published by Ackermann and Co.. 1837.
32pp. With 12 engraved plates. Original publisher's green buckram, gilt. A trifle rubbed and marked. Hinges exposed, endpapers soiled, browning to plates. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page; 'La Comtesse de Montabeue best / from the author.'
Price
£ 250.00
HALL, Clara. The shepherd brothers. Edward Lacey, [s.d., c.1830s]. First edition.
72pp. With engraved frontispiece and three further plates. Original publisher's roan-backed printed paper boards. Spine a little chipped with three small wormholes, a trifle rubbed to extremities, else a handsome copy. Slightly shaken, text block split at pp.24-5.
Price
£ 250.00
[WHATLEY, Stephen]. England's gazetteer; or, An Accurate Description of all the Cities, Towns, and Villages of the Kingdom... Printed for J. and P. Knapton, et al.. 1751. First edition.
In three volumes. vii, [329]; [334]; [418]pp. Printed in double columns. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed and a trifle sunned, loss to head and foot of spines, substantial loss to lettering-pieces. From the library of the Earls of Lovelace, with the recent ink-stamps of the Ben Damph Forest library to all FEPs, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
HORSLEY, Samuel. Sermons. Printed by R. S. Rintoul, 1810 [-1812]. First edition.
In three volumes. [4], ix, [1], vi, 8, 358; [5], viii-xiii, [1], 447, [1]; [4], xi, [1], 334pp. Complete despite erratic pagination. With half-titles and a list of subscriber's. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt. A trifle rubbed, slight chipping and some loss to spines. Armorial bookplates to all FEPs, marginal worm-trail to preliminaries of Vol. II, lightly foxed, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
SEMPLE, J[ames] G[eorge]. The life of major j. g. semple lisle; containing a faithful narrative of the alternate vicissitudes of splendor and misfortune... Printed for W. Stewart. 1800. Second edition.
xxii, [2], 382pp. With half-title and an engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary calf, tooled in gilt and blind. Some rubbing, upper joint split with board held by cords only. Marbled endpapers, shelf-label to FEP, slight offsetting to title, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 350.00
[CAMPBELL, John]. Memoirs of the Duke de Ripperda...containing A Succinct Account of the most Remarkable Events which happen'd between 1715 and 1736... Printed for John Stagg. 1740. Second edition.
xv, [1], 390, [2], 16pp. With half-title and a terminal publisher's catalogue. Contemporary calf. Rubbed, some loss to lower compartment of spine, joints split. Armorial bookplate of 'W. Wynne' to FEP, slight marginal loss to title-page, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
FALCONER, William. The shipwreck, a poem...with a life of the author. Printed By James Ballantyne & Co.. 1811.
[4], xviii, [2], 180pp. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Heavily rubbed, loss to head and foot of spine and lettering-piece, joints split. Slightest of browning, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
BUCHANAN, George. YULE, Alexander. Ecphrarasis paraphraseos Georgii Buchanani in Psalmos davidis: Ab Alexandro Julio edinburgeno, In Adolescentiae studiosae. Excusum apid Georgium Eld. 1620. First Julius edition.
[16], 364pp, [4]. With terminal blank and errata leaves. Twentieth-century blue half-morocco, gilt, buckram boards. T.E.G. Tightly bound, title neatly reinforced at gutter, else a fine, remarkably clean copy.
Price
£ 650.00
THOMSON, James. Agamemnon. A tragedy. Acted at the theatre-royal in drury-lane, By His Majesty's Servants. Printed for, and Sold by A. Millar. 1738. First edition.
[6], 71pp, [1]. Without initial advertisement leaf. Recent plain paper wrappers. Minor wear to extremities. Title-page and terminal leaf foxed, ink ownership inscription to head of title, clipping of 'A song by Mr. Thomson, Author of the Seasons' pasted beneath dramatis personae, lightly browned throughout.
Price
£ 50.00
PEYRON, Amedeo. Lexicon linguae copticae. Ex Regio Typographeo. 1835. First edition.
[2], xxvii, [1], 470pp. Contemporary calf, later rebacked, gilt supralibros of 'Athenaeum Library' to upper board. Rubbed, surface loss to boards. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
MAIN, James. Cottage gardening. Printed William Clowes and Sons. 1842. First offprint edition.
24pp. Stitched, as issued. Light browning to title, a trifle foxed, overall a very good copy.
Price
£ 50.00
SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley. Pizarro; a tragedy, in five acts; as performed at the theatre royal in Drury-Lane: taken from the german drama of kotzebue; and adapted to the english stage. Printed for James Ridgway. 1799. First edition.
[8], 76pp, [4]. Without two terminal advertisement leaves. Final line of Act 4 [p. 64] reads: "No!---thought and memory are my Hell.", a variant edition reads: "No living---thought and memory are my Hell." Recent plain paper wrappers. Slight chipping to spine. Title-page a trifle dust-soiled and working loose, small marginal hole to G3, very light damp-staining to latter half of text-block.
Price
£ 50.00
[HOME, John]. Douglas: a tragedy. As it is acted at the theatre-royal in covent-garden. Printed for A. Millar. 1757.
[6], 70pp, [2]. Without half-title. Disbound. Light of browning and occasional dust-soiling, slight marginal loss to A2.
Price
£ 75.00
BURGES, Mary Anne. The progress of the pilgrim good-intent, in Jacobinical Times. Printed for John Hatchard and Son. 1822. Tenth edition.
xii, 191pp, [1]. Contemporary marbled calf, supralibros in blind to upper board of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. Without lettering-piece, rubbing to spine with slight loss to head and foot. Ink ownership inscriptions to FFEP and head of title, lightly foxed, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
SCOTT, Job. Journal of the life, travels, and gospel labours, of that faithful servant, and minister of christ, job scott. Re-printed for, and Sold by W. Leicester. 1798.
[2], x, 281pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, gilt. Heavily rubbed, splitting to joints and spine with loss to head and foot. Ink ownership inscription to FFEP, lightly foxed, overall internally clean and crisp. From the recently dispersed library of Hugh Selbourne, with neat ink-stamps to verso of title and margin of p51.
Price
£ 100.00
TURNER, Dawson. Muscologiae hibernicae spicilegium. J. Black. Sumptibus Auctoris. 1804. First edition.
[4], xi, [1], 200pp, xiv, With 16 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary red half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. A trifle rubbed, boards a little darkened, neat repair to head of spine. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplates of 'Rev. I. G. Spurgeon' to FEP. Presentation copy, inscribed 'A present from the author to I.G. Spurgeon' to head of blank fly-leaf.
Price
£ 1,000.00
[AMATORY POETRY]. Amatory poetry; or, the effusions of love: consisting of a new and elegant collection of the most choice and esteemed pieces of sentiment and humour. Printed for E. Barrett. 1824.
xii, 244pp. With engraved frontispiece ('The bower of bliss'). Uncut in original pink printed paper-covered boards. Worn, with extremities, paper covering to spine largely lost/marked.
Price
£ 300.00
IRVING, Washington. Sketch of william roscoe. Printed by Harris and Company. [1853]. First edition.
15pp, [1], iv. Stitched, without original wrappers. Slightest of dust-soiling and marking to title-page and terminal leaf, overall a near fine copy.
Price
£ 150.00
EHRENREICH, Paul. Die allgemeine Mythologie und ihre ethnologischen Grundlagen. J. C. Hinrich' sche Buchhandlung. 1910. First edition.
vi, [1], 288pp. Contemporary half green cloth, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Slight rubbing and marking to extremities. Light foxing to title, occasional pencil annotations, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00