Recent Acquisitions

[JACK THE GIANT KILLER]. Innes's edition. The surprising history of jack the giant-killer. Printed and Published by J. Innes. c.1820. First Innes edition.
34pp. With a large folding, hand-coloured, frontispiece of seven woodcuts.. Original publisher's printed paper wraps. Rubbing and some loss to spine, partially oversewn, spots of soiling to upper wrap, short ink mark to lower wrap. Ink inscriptions of 'Richard Hargreaves June 11 1853' to verso of upper and lower wraps, frontispiece working loose, light spots of foxing throughout.
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£ 500.00
MILES, W[illiam] A[ugustus]. A letter to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales; with a sketch of the prospect before him, appendix, and notes. Printed for J. Bell. 1808. First edition.
xx, [1], 22-264pp. With half-title. Contemporary calf backed marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, joints cracked, slight loss to head of spine. Occasional foxing, marginal shaving to leaves Y and Kk3, ink ruling to text of p.254 and p.255, paper flaw causing two very small holes to O6, touching text but with no loss of sense.
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£ 100.00
PATERSON, Daniel. A new and accurate description of all the direct and principal cross roads in England and Wales... Printed for T. N. Longman. 1796. Eleventh edition.
xxxv, [1], 390 columns, [1], 391-406pp. With an engraved folding map bound as frontispiece. Contemporary green morocco backed marbled boards. Heavily rubbed, splitting to upper joint, loss to head of spine. Wax spots to FEP, lightly foxed throughout.
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£ 75.00
JOHNSTON, Nathaniel. The assurance of abby and other Church-Lands in England To the possessors, Cleared from the Doubts and Arguments Raised about the Danger of Resumption. In Answer to a Letter of a Perseon of Quality. Printed by Henry Hills. 1687. First edition.
[8], 206pp, [2]. With a terminal errata leaf. Recent burgundy half-morocco, marbled boards, morocco lettering piece, recent endpapers.Rubbed with some surface loss to spine, upper joint starting. Dust-soiling to title, light damp-staining to top half of all leaves, foxed throughout, short marginal tears to K7 and K8, the latter touching text of marginal note but with no loss of sense.
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£ 125.00
PHAEDRUS. Phaedri Fabulae: or, Phaedrus's Fables with the following improvements; in a method intirely new...For the Use of Schools. By John Sterling... Printed for the Author: And Sold by Thomas Astley. 1734. Second edition.
[16], viii, 100pp, 59pp, [1]. With a half-title. Recent half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Very minor wear to extremities. Ink inscription to half-title of 'M. A. Snellgrove 1926', and appearing again on verso of title alongside 'Charles Collignon 1937', small worm hole to head of half-title and title, shaving bottom margins of leaves H and H2 - effecting text with some loss of sense
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£ 100.00
TASSO, Torquato. Rinaldo a poem; in XII. books: translated from the Italian of Torquato Tasso. By John Hoole. Printed for J. Dodsley. 1792.
xix, [1], 326pp, [14]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and one engraved plate. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, some loss to head of spine, lettering-piece detached. Armorial bookplate of E. H. Greenly to FEP, ink inscription of 'Amelia Bosworth' to head of title, offsetting from both plates, tear to rear blank fly leaf.
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£ 100.00
AKENSIDE, Mark. The poems of Mark Akenside, M.D.. Printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols. 1772. First edition.
xii, 402pp. Handsomely bound in contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, richly gilt. Extremities rubbed. Internally clean and crisp. Armorial bookplate of E. H. Greenly to FEP.
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£ 150.00
TANSILLO, Luigi. The Nurse, a poem. Translated from the Italian of Luigi Tansillo. By William Roscoe. Printed for B. Dornin. 1800. Third edition.
31, [1], 89, [3], 34pp. In three parts; a life of Tansillo, the nurse, and notes - each has separate pagination, the register is continuous. The poem has parallel Italian and English texts. With a half-title. Contemporary calf, morocco lettering-piece, gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Rubbed, joints cracked, some loss to head of spine. Upper hinge cracked, armorial bookplate of Roberti Bourne to FEP.
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£ 100.00
DRAYTON, Michael. England's Heroical Epistles, written In Imitation of the Stile and Manner of Ovid's Epistles: with annotations of The Chronicle History. Printed for S. Smethwick. [c.1695].
[8], 225pp, [1]. Without frontispiece. Recent calf-backed decorated paper boards, gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Ink inscriptions to title, browning to all leaves, occasional spots of dust-soiling and light marginal damp-staining, loss of characters 'h' and 'i' of 'white' on p.199.
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£ 350.00
[BEDFORD CHARITY]. Observations on the Bedford Charity; In a Series of letters That were signed Justus. Now first published entire, and recommended to the serious Consideration of the Mayor, Corporation, Resident-Freemen, and Inhabitants of Bedford, And of all who are disposed to espouse a truly public-spirited Cause. [s.n.]. 1761. First edition.
[8], 36pp. Uncut. Stitched as issued. Occasional light spots of foxing, overall clean and crisp, a fine copy.
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£ 75.00
SOUTHWELL, Robert. St Peter's complaint, and other poems, by the Rev. Robert Southwell, Reprinted from the Edition of 1595, with important Additions from an original MS. And a sketch of the author's life, By W. Jos. Walter. Published by Keating, Brown and Co. et al.. 1817.
[4], xxxii, [2], 127pp, [3]. With a preliminary note of the editor and a terminal advertisement leaf. Original publisher's blue paper boards. Without spine, rubbed and soiled. Unidentified ink inscription to head of title, occasional foxing and spots of dust-soiling.
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£ 75.00
RAVENSCROFT, Edward. The London cuckolds. A comedy... [s.n.]. 1723.
[4], 106pp, [2]. [Bound with;] BUCKINGHAM, George Villiers, Duke of,. The chances: a comedy... [s.i.], [s.n.], [n.d.]. [4], 99-167pp, [1]. [And;] [STEELE, Richard]. The Funeral: or, Grief A-la-mode. A comedy. [s.i.], [s.n.], 1712. [12], 81pp, [2]. [And;] CIBBER, C[olley]. The Careless Husband. A comedy. London, Printed for J. Tonson, 1718, Fifth edition. 94pp, [2]. With an engraved frontispiece. [And;] CIBBER, C[olley]. Love makes a man: or, The fop's Fortune. A comedy... London, Printed for R. Smith et al., 1716. 84pp. With an engraved frontispiece. [And;] CIBBER, C[olley]. Love's Last Shift; or, The Fool in Fashion. A comedy... London, Printed for R. Smith et al., 1717, Second edition. [12], 83pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, richly gilt. Heavy rubbed to extremities with some surface loss, joints starting. Armorial bookplate of F. Leman Rogers to FEP, ink annotation listing the volumes contents to recto of FFEP, pen trials to blank endpapers, imprint of final work clipped, slight marginal loss to A11, A12, and B of third work, occasional light damp-staining.
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£ 150.00
[CHARTER-HOUSE]. [Six volumes of school lists, each featuring Latin, Greek and English prize poetry]. [vs.]. [1818-31].
Six volumes; 1818-21 ([52]; 32; 32; 44pp). 1828 (41pp, 1), 1831 (35pp, [1]). The final two issues printed by Valpy of London, the others unsigned. Stitched, as issued, some with blue paper wrappers. Some loss, one volume without wrappers entirely. Some dog-earring, occasional marking.
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£ 650.00
[RUSSIA]. Convention between his britannick majesty and the empress of russia. Signed at London, the 25th of March, 1793. Published by Authority. Printed by Edward Johnston. 1793. First edition.
8pp. Printed in parallel French and English text. Stitched as issued in original blue paper wrappers. Slight creasing to wrappers, else a fine copy.
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£ 125.00
[CHOLERA DISSERTATION]. Dissertatio medica, inaugurales, de colica damnoniorum. Quam annuente summo numine, Ex Auctoritate Reverendi admondum Viri, D. Gulielmi Robertson, S.S.T.P. Academiae Edinburgenae Praefecti; nec non Amplissimi senatus academici consensu, Et nobilissimae facultatis medicae decreto; Pro Gradu Doctoratus, summisque in medicina honoribus et privilegiis rite et legitime consequendis; Eruditorum examini subjicit Jacobus Armitstead, Britannus, Reg. Med. Soc. Edinen. Soc. Cognitio causae morbum tollit. Ad diem 25. Junii, hora locoque solitis. Apud Balfour et Smellie, Academiae Typographos. 1781. First edition.
[2], 39pp. Recent marbled paper boards. Very minor wear to extremities. Leaves lightly toned.
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£ 50.00
COGHILL, Nevill. The pardon of Piers Plowman. Geoffrey Cumberlege. 1945. First edition.
57pp, [1]. Original publisher's printed paper wraps. Extremities sunned and a trifle foxed with some chipping to wrap edges. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, signed by the author to front cover 'Allardyce Nicoll from Nevill Coghill', Allardyce Nicole (1894-1976) being a renowned literary scholar and lecturer in English and drama at both Kings College London and Yale.
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£ 50.00
BLACKWALL, Anthony. An introduction to the classics: Containing, A Short Discourse on their excellencies; and Directions how to Study them to Advantage: With an essay, on the Nature and Use of those Emphatical and Beautiful Figures which give Strength and Ornament to Writing. Printed for George Mortlock et al.. 1719. Second edition.
[8], 272pp, [8]. Contemporary panelled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities a trifle rubbed, very slight loss to head of spine. Foxed throughout, FFEP separating, paper label to FEP with ink numerals and the inscription of 'Jn. Hudson 1786' pasted over earlier bookplate of Simmons and Kirkby's circulating library, paper label to recto of FFEP obscuring earlier ink inscription and bearing an ink manuscript poem reading 'I am John Hudson's book, Steal me not I pray, But take me up and in me look, But carry me not away, If to a Friend he should me lend, That they may by me learn, Pray don't forget me home to send, And do to me no harm.'
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£ 150.00
[TYTLER, Alexander Fraser]. Essay on the principles of translation. Printed by Neill & Co.. 1813. Third edition.
xvi, 436pp. With half-title. Contemporary calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Extremities rubbed. Slight loss to margin of Aa6, not touching text.
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£ 75.00
[HAWARDEN, Edward]. Four appendixes. I. Of Images and Relicks. II. Of Prayers for the Dead and Purgatory. III. Of the Celibacy of Priests, Communion in one Kind, and the Liturgy in Latin. IV. Of Mr. L's Unanswerables. [s.n.]. 1715.
[3], 328-346, [8], 348-496pp, [16]. Contemporary panelled calf. Rubbed, joints cracked, loss to foot of spine. Hinges cracked, ink spots to text on p.337 with no loss of sense, leaf Z4 separating. Without additional titlepage.
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£ 75.00
MOORE, Thomas. Odes of anacreon, translated into English verse with notes. Printed by Robert Napper. 1803. First Irish edition.
ix, [2], 12-214pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Attractively bound in contemporary tree-calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Slight rubbing to joints. Nineteenth century ink inscription to FEP, offsetting to title, lightly foxed.
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£ 125.00