Recent Acquisitions

[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.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 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
[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.
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£ 250.00
PEAD, Deuel. Jesus is God: or, the deity of Jesus Christ vindicated. Being an Abstract of some Sermons Preach'd in the Parish-Church of St. James Clerkenwell. Printed for Will. Newton. 1694. Variant of the first edition.
[16], 125pp, [1]. With initial imprimatur leaf and a cancel title leaf. Contemporary blind-ruled sheep, rubbed with a little loss to spine. Reducing stain to head of title, preliminaries and first 12 leaves, else a clean and crisp copy in an unsophisticated binding. Several ink inscriptions of 'John Cain his book 1763', to verso of A1 and final leaf, later inscription of 'J.H.L. Parker, 1940' to FFEP.
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£ 950.00
HART, H[enry] G[eorge], Major. The new annual army list for 1853... John Murray. 1853.
[15], 552pp, [23]. With preliminaries and terminal advertisement leaves. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt, gilt armorial device to upper board. A trifle rubbed, loss and chipping to head of spine, corners bumped. Several gatherings working loose and protruding from text-block, recent armorial bookplate to FEP of Cefntilla, family seat of the Raglan baronetcy, unidentified Raglan inscription to head of title.
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£ 175.00
[ARMY LIST]. A list of the officers of the army and of the corps of royal marines, on full, retired, and half-pay...Corrected throughout to the 31st March 1854. 1854-55. Printed By George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode. 1854. First edition.
[4], 643pp, [1]. Original publisher's red blind-stamped cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, lightly marked, spine sunned, corners bumped. Internally clean and crisp, recent armorial bookplate to FEP of Ceftilla.
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£ 250.00
WISHART, William. Dissertatio Medica inauguralis, de scorbuto: quam Annuente summo Numine, Ex auctoritate reverendi admodum Viri, D. Gulielmi Wishart, S.T.D....pro gradu doctoratus, Summisque in Medicina honoribus ac privilgeiis rite & legitime consequendis, Eruditrum examini subjicit Michael Law. Apud T. & W. Ruddimannos. 1748. First edition.
[4], 7pp, [1]. [Bound with;] Dissertation Medica inauguralis, de Rachitide: quam Annuente summo Numine, Ex auctoritate reverendi admodum Viri, D. Gulielmi Wishart S.T.D....pro gradu doctoratus, Summisque in Medicina honoribus ac privilgeiis rite & legitime consequendis, Eruditrum examini subjicit Isaacus Unthank Hibernus, A. & R. Ad diem 30 Junii, hora locoque solitis. Edinburgi, Apud T. & W. Ruddimannos, 1748. [4], 11pp, [1]. Quarto. Recent brown paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities a trifle worn. Ink numerals to top corner of all leaves, foxed throughout. From the library of British physiologist John Yudkin (1910-1995), with his bookplate to FEP.
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£ 250.00
HAMBERGER, George Edward. I. N. I. dissertatio medica inauguralis de scorbuto frigido quam annuente divino numine rectore magnificentissimo serenissimo principe ac domino domino ern. avu. constantino duce saxoniae iuliaci cliviae montium angariae et westphaliae, reliqua sub praesidio georgii erh. hambergeri... Litteris Ritterianis. [c.1721]. First edition.
[6], 30pp. Unbound. Text block secured by marbled paper strip. Light foxing to title, marginal loss to bottom corner of C2.
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£ 75.00
MAC KINNON, Colonel. Origin and services of the coldstream guards. Richard Bentley. 1833. First edition.
In two volumes. xxvii, [1], 448; xx, 552pp. 24pp publisher's catalogue bound to front of volume one. With a half-title to each volume. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed and soiled, spines sunned, splitting to head of spine of volume one, corners bumped. Hinges splitting with upper board of volume two remaining held by cords at title, otherwise internally clean and crisp. Recent armorial bookplate of Cefntilla to FEPs alongside the ink inscription of Lord Fitzroy Raglan.
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£ 450.00
KOHL, J. G.. Austria. Vienna, Prague, Hungary, Bohemia, and the Danube; Galicia, Styria, Moravia, Bukovina, and the military frontier. Chapman and Hall. 1843. First edition.
[8], 532pp. With a half-title. Original publisher's brown blind-tooled cloth, gilt. Some rubbing and soiling to extremities, corners bumped. Hinges cracked, occasional spots of foxing, recent bookplate of Cefntilla to FEP, with the earlier bookplate of Lord Raglan to same. Inscribed in ink to recto of FFEP, 'Richard Henry Fitzroy Somerset, from his affectionate sister Kathy, December 28th 1843'.
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£ 100.00
WRIGHT, Rev. H. P.. Recollections of a crimean chaplain; and the story of prince daniel and montenegro. Ward and Lock. 1857. Second thousand.
[4], 141pp. Original publisher's printed paper boards, naively rebacked in recent black cloth. Boards soiled with some surface loss, ink inscription to top of upper board, blind-stamp of W. H. Smith & Son to lower board. Occasional foxing. From the library of the Raglan family at Cefntilla Court, with recent armorial bookplate to FEP.
Price
£ 200.00
HAMLEY, General Sir Edward. The war in the crimea. Selley and Co., Limited. 1891. First edition.
vi, [2], 312pp, [1] ads. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and eight further plates. Original publisher's maroon cloth, gilt. Some slight rubbing to extremities, corners bumped. Hinges cracked, recent armorial bookplate to FEP of Cefntilla, family seat of the Raglan baronetcy. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to recto of FFEP, 'Cavendish Fitzroy from Edward Hamley' with the addition of a date in pencil below of 'Mar. 5 1891'.
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£ 200.00