Recent Acquisitions

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.
Price
£ 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
[MOORE, Thomas]. Memoirs of Captain Rock, the celebrated Irish chieftain, with some Account of his Ancestors. Written by himself. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green. 1824. First edition.
xiv, 376pp. Handsomely bound by Root & Son in later green half-morocco, green cloth boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slight rubbing, spine sunned. Overall internally clean and crisp but for the odd spot of foxing.
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£ 200.00
BERNARD, Edward. Edvardi Bernardi de mensuris et ponderibus antiquis libri tres. E Theatro Seldonio [sic]. 1688. Editio altera, purior & duplo locupletior.
[16], 261pp, [83]. An engraved folding plate and three tables, two of which folding. Contemporary blind-stamped speckled calf, black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. A trifle rubbed and scuffed, slight splitting to joints. Slight marginal loss to Hh, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 300.00
CHALMERS, George. An historical view of the domestic economy of G. Britain, and Ireland, from the earliest to the present times: with a comparative estimate of their efficient strength, arising from their populosity, and agriculture, their manufactures, and trade, in every age. Printed by David Willison. 1812. New edition.
xxv, [1], 496pp. Contemporary calf, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, richly gilt. Some rubbing to extremities, upper joint starting. Unidentified armorial bookplate to FEP, lightly foxed throughout.
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£ 125.00
[BINDING]. L'office de la semaine sainte, A l'usage de la maison du roy... De L'Imprimerie de Jacques Collombat. 1743. Nouvelle edition.
[16], 608pp. With an engraved frontispiece, an additional engraved title, and engraved sectional titles. Beautifully bound in contemporary red morocco, tooled and stamped in blind, richly gilt, A.E.G. Light rubbing to extremities, small ink spot to fore-edge. Marbled endpapers, ink stamps of the Bibliotheca Prov. Anglicae to recto of FFEP, occasional spots of foxing.
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£ 750.00
LABUTTE, R[ene]. A french grammar. To which is prefixed, an analysis relating to that subject. Printed by J. Archdeacon...For W. H. Lunn. 1790. Second edition.
[4], xii, 112pp. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, some marking. Ink ownership inscription to blank fly-leaf of; 'Mary Smith / 1799', foxed throughout.
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£ 300.00
ANACREAON. MOORE, Thomas. Odes of anacreon, translated into english verse with notes. In two volumes. Printed for J. Carpenter. 1806. Sixth edition.
[iii]-xv, [1], [5]-163, [1]; 146pp. With engraved portrait frontispieces of both Moore and Anacreon. Without half-title to first volume. Beautifully bound in contemporary full vellum, gilt. Blue silk endpapers, A.E.G. and gauffered. Slightly warped, a little marking, slight damp-staining to fly-leaves of Vol I, else a fine set.
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£ 250.00
HEWLETT, John Rev.. A vindication of the authenticity of the Parian Chronicle, in answer to a dissertation on that subject, lately published. Printed for John Edwards. 1789. First edition.
[4], 178pp, [6]. With an engraved plate depicting the Parian Chronicle. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, substantial surface loss to spine, lettering-piece working loose, light damp-staining to boards. Upper hinge cracked, ink inscription to FEP reading 'Ex Libris Jacob Hebard', ink inscription of '(?) Parker Nov 3. 1858' to head of title, offsetting from plate.
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£ 250.00
[POETRY]. [Early Nineteenth-century manuscript commonplace]. [s.n.], [s.d.].
Manuscript on paper. 62pp, [78]. Handsomely bound in Regency diced calf. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Rubbed to spine and extremities, joints just starting. Ink inscription of Mrs J. Ram and newspaper clipping of two stanzas by Lord Byron to verso of FFEP.
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£ 200.00
[DAWSON, Thomas]. The parochial Clergy-Man's Duty: or, an Earnest Exhortation to I. Such as hold constant Communion with the Establish'd Church. II. Such as separate from or renounce Communion with the Establish'd Church. III. The Irreligious and Prophane, or such as neglect the Duties of Religion in General. Digested from the Works of the Late Archbishop pf Canterbury, the present Archbishop of York, Bishop Beveridge, Bishop Stillingfleet, Dr. Sherlock, Dr. Scot, Mr. Wall &c. Printed for Richard Smith. 1711. First edition.
[2], 141pp, [1]. Contemporary panelled calf, recent contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. A trifle rubbed, some surface loss, slight splitting to joints. Ownership inscriptions of 'Henry Stilgoe' to FEP and head of title, without FFEP, marginal worming throughout.
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£ 200.00
FORBES, John. Memoirs of the earls of granard. Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer. 1868. First edition.
xi, [1], 293pp. With a half-title and a folding plate illustrating the Granard family tree. Original publisher's blind-tooled blue cloth, gilt. Slight wear and soiling to extremities, spine sunned. Internally clean and crisp. From the library of the Raglan family at Cefntilla Court, with the armorial bookplate of the estate to recto of FFEP. With gift inscription to FEP, 'The Lord Raglan from Granard. 4 April 07'.
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£ 250.00
[MAIR, John]. A compendious geographical and historical grammar: exhibiting a brief survey of the terraqueous globe; and shewing, The Situation, Extent, Boundaries, and Divisions of the various Countries; their Chief Towns, Mountains, Rivers, Climates, and Productions; their Governments, Revenues, Commerce, and their Sea and Land Forces... Printed for W. Peacock and Sons. 1802. Second edition.
xxviii, 408pp, [8]. With 13 engraved folding maps hand-coloured in outline, the first bound as frontispiece. Contemporary calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, richly gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Spine and edges rubbed, slight cracking to boards, some surface loss. Upper hinge cracked, ink inscription to recto of FFEP, offsetting to title, occasional foxing.
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£ 100.00
SHADWELL, Charles F. A.. Tables for facilitating the determination of the latitude at sea by the simultaneous altitudes of two stars. Published by R. B. Bate. 1849. First edition.
viii, 48pp, [2]. Orignal publisher's blind-tooled cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed with some soiling, spine sunned. Ink stamp of K. Brounger to recto of FFEP, very light damp-staining to top margins throughout.
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£ 175.00
MORTIMER, Thomas. The student's pocket dictionary; or, compendium of universal history, chronology, and biography. From the earliest Accounts to the present Time. With authorities. In two parts. Part I. containing a compendium of universal history. Part II. containing a compendium of biography. Printed for J. Johnson. 1777. First edition.
In two parts. [112pp]; [258pp]. With a half-title. Contemporary calf, paper lettering-piece with title in manuscript. Rubbed, partially repaired surface loss to lower board, some splitting to joints but boards holding, loss to head and foot of spine, lettering-piece chipped. Upper hinge cracked, near contemporary ink inscription to FEP of 'C. Bendal, 1779', light toning to leaf margins.
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£ 150.00
FULLOM, S. W.. The life of general sir howard douglas...from his notes, conversations, and correspondence. John Murray. 1863. First edition.
ix, [1], 431pp, [1], 32pp publisher's catalogue. With half-title and an engraved portrait frontispiece. Original publisher's blind-tooled blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Slight wear and to odd spot of soiling, spine sunned. Offsetting to title, sporadic foxing. From the Raglan family library of Cefntilla Court, with the recent armorial bookplate of the estate, and the earlier bookplate of Lord Raglan to FEP. Presentation copy, with A.L.S. tipped-in to verso of frontispiece, in which the author thanks Lord Raglan for his receiption of the book.
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£ 250.00
BRUCE, H[enry] A[ustin]. Life of General Sir William Napier, K. C. B.. John Murray. 1864. First edition.
In two volumes. vii, [1], 556; v, [1], 578pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume. Original publisher's blue cloth, gilt. Slight rubbing to extremities, spines sunned. Upper hinge of volume II cracked, short marginal tear to Z2 of Vol. I, otherwise internally clean and crisp. Bookplate of Lord Raglan and recent armorial bookplate of Cefntilla to FEP of each volume.
Price
£ 250.00