Recent Acquisitions

WILSON, Henry. Navigation New Modelled: or, a treatise of Geometrical, Trigonometrical, Arithmetical, Instrumental, and Practical Navigation; teaching how to keep a Reckoning, both in Latitude and Longitude, without Tables or Instruments, by a New Method never yet published... Printed for W. and J. Mount et al.. 1755. Seventh edition.
xvi, 527pp, [1]. With 10 engraved folding plates of mathematical diagrams, woodcut head-pieces and initials. Contemporary speckled sheep. Worn, joints split, some surface loss. Slight marking to endpapers, two plates detached.
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£ 300.00
BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. Last poems. Chapman and Hall. 1862. Second edition.
xi, [1], 142pp, [2]. With a half-title. Original publisher's blind-stamped blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed, spine sunned, corners bumped. Upper hinge cracked with board working loose, later ink inscription to head of half-title, occasional chipping to top margins.
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£ 75.00
[SCROPE, Richard]. The loyal martyr; or, the life of the Most Reverend Father in god, richard scroop, Archbishop of york. Cruelly put to Death by King Henry IV. for adhering to his Rightful Sovereign. With the Articles by him exhibited against the aforesaid intruding king. Printed for T. Payne. 1722. First edition.
40pp. Recent marbled paper boards, black morocco lettering-piece to upper board, with earlier plain paper wrappers bound-in. Ink ownership inscription of 'Henry Richardson' to head of title-page, foxed throughout.
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£ 250.00
RUDGE, E[dgar]. An introduction to the study of painting, arranged under three heads, viz. geometry, perspective, and Light and Shadow, elucidated by question and answer. Published by Hurst, Chance, and Co.. 1828. First edition.
[4], ii, [4], 85pp. With an engraved frontispiece, 15 engraved folding plates and duplicates of plates VII and XI. Original publisher's yellow paper backed brown paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities a trifle rubbed and soiled, slight cracking to joints. Occasional light dust-soiling and foxing.
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£ 450.00
RATHJENS, Carl. Die pilgerfahrt nach mekka von der Weihrauehstrasse zur Olwirtschaft. Robert Molich Verlag. 1948. First edition.
144pp. With a folding map bound at rear and several illustrations in the text. Original publisher's printed paper boards. Rubbing to spine with loss to head. boards a trifle browned, corners bumped.
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£ 75.00
TILLOTSON, John. A sermon Preached before the king and queen white-hall, The 17th of october, Being the Day appointed for a Publick Thanksgiving to Almighty God, For the Signal Victory at sea: For the Preservation of His Majesty's Sacred Person, And for His safe Return to His People. By John, Archbishop of Canterbury. Published by Their Majesties Special Command. Printed for Brabazon Aylmer. 1692. First edition.
[4], 36pp. With half-title. Recent green paper boards. Marginal dust-soiling and foxing throughout.
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£ 150.00
JAMIE, William. The Jacobite's son, or Caledonia and the Crimea: a tale founded on real life. Robert Muir & Co.. 1856. Second edition.
[2], viii, 13-168pp. Handsomely bound in later half calf, marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, marbled endpapers and edges. Very minor surface wear to extremities. Bookplate of David Murray to FEP with his ink inscription to verso of FFEP, dust-soiling to leaves throughout.
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£ 75.00
CORBET, Henry. Tales and traits of sporting life. Rogerson and Tuxford. 1864. First edition.
[8], 202pp. With half-title and an extra engraved title with hand-coloured vignette. Lacking frontispiece. Original publisher's black buckram, lettered in gilt. Very slight wear to extremities. Hinges cracked, very short closed tears to gutter margins of additional title and title, leaves toned with occasional foxing.
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£ 75.00
MARTINEAU, James. Views of the world from Halley's comet: a discourse, delivered in Paradise Street Chapel, Liverpool, September 27th, 1835. R. Hunter et al.. 1835. Second edition.
[6], 20pp. Recent blue paper boards, printed paper lettering piece to upper board. Slight wear to extremities, some discolouration to lettering-piece. Title and final page toned, marginal dust-soiling and light foxing throughout.
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£ 150.00
SHAW, John. Woolton green: a domestic tale; with Other Miscellaneous Poems. Printed by Perry and Metcalfe. 1825. First edition.
xii, [5], 12-192pp. Rough-cut leaves. With two engraved plates bound at front. Contemporary calf over blue paper boards, lettering piece, gilt. Extremities somewhat rubbed, damp-staining to boards, corners bumped. Ink inscription to recto of FFEP, occasional marginal dust-soiling.
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£ 175.00
PLATINA, Bartolomeo. B. Platinae Cremonensis Opus, De Vitis ac Gestis Summorum Pontificum ad sixtum IIII. Pont. Max. deductum. Fideliter a litera ad literum denuo impressum, secundum duo Exemplaria, quorum unum suit vivente adhuc auctore, Anno M.CCCC.LXXIX. alterum anno M.D.XXIX. [s.n.]. 1645.
[44], 794pp. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities soiled and a trifle worn. Ink inscription of 'Thom. Matheson 1827' to recto of FFEP, ink annotation to verso, two ink inscriptions to title being 'C.J. Heise.' and 'Sum ex libris Henrici Woltoni. 1651.' respectively, light toning to leaves, overall internally clean and crisp.
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£ 250.00
[TROWBRIDGE]. Holt. Consecration & re-opening of the church of St. Katharine, by the Lord Bishop of Salisbury. Dedication of a memorial window in loving memory of Edith Mackay, for private circulation only. Printed at the "Chronicle" Printing Office. 1894. First edition.
[4], 54pp. With three sepia-tint photographs depicting the exterior and interior of the church, and two further photographs mounted and inserted before the title showing a young lady - presumably Edith Mackay. With an information pamphlet and an order of service for the 1991 centenary loosely inserted. Sumptuously bound in contemporary blind-tooled brown morocco, lettered in gilt to upper board 'Edith Mackay', A.E.G. Very minor wear to extremities. Lightly foxed, else a fine copy.
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£ 200.00
CLARK, Rev. John. Memoirs of the late Reverend John Clark, written by himself; and at his request, published, with remarks by William Jay. Printed and Sold for the Author by M. Gye et al.. 1810. First edition.
viii, 179pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and one plate. Finely bound by Chivers, although not identified as such, in contemporary navy half morocco, blue cloth boards, gilt, A.E.G., marbled endpapers. Slight rubbing to extremities. Offsetting to title, sporadic foxing throughout, plate detached.
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£ 100.00
BRITTON, John. Memoirs of the life, writings, and character, of Henry Hatcher, author of "The History of Salisbury," &c.. Printed for J. Britton, to accompany his Auto-biography. 1847. First edition.
vii, [1], 36pp; 7pp, [1] advertisement and subscriber's list for the autobiography of John Britton being prepared for publication. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Bound by Jefferies & Sons in contemporary half calf, cloth boards, gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Extremities rubbed with some surface loss. Browning and foxing to blank endpapers, frontispiece, and title, newspaper articles concerning the life of Hatcher tipped-in to FFEPs.
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£ 100.00
BRITTON, John. Memoir of John Aubrey, F. R. S. embracing his auto-biographical sketches, a brief review of his personal and literary merits, and an account of his works; with extracts from his correspondence, anecdotes of some of his contemporaries, and of the times in which he lived. Printed by J. B. Nichols and Son. 1845. First edition.
x, [2], 4, 131pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Handsomely bound by Chivers, although unsigned, in contemporary burgundy half morocco, cloth boards, gilt, A.E.G. Some light rubbing to extremities, spine sunned. Foxed throughout.
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£ 250.00
[WILTSHIRE ELECTION]. The poll for the Freeholders of Wiltshire, for electing a knight of the shire, In the Room of Edward Popham, Esq; Taken at Wilton, On the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st of August, 1772. Henry Penruddocke Wyndham, Esq; High-Sheriff. Candidates, Ambrose Goddard, Esq; Henry Herbert, Esq. Printed for, and Sold by E. Easton. 1772. First edition.
[2], 110pp. With a half-title. [Bound with;] An alphabetical list, of the names of the persons Who polled for knights of the shire for the county of Wilts, on the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st of August, 1772. Salisbury, Printed and Sold by E. Easton, [1772]. 52pp, [2] ads. Quarto. Handsomely bound by C. W. Rose in recent half morocco, marbled boards, gilt, T.E.G., decorated endpapers. Very minor wear to extremities. Sporadic browning, occasional ink annotations to margins and text, sympathetic repair of tear to title of second work.
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£ 300.00
[GOLDSMITH]. Goldsmith. An almanack for the Year of our Lord God, M.DCC.LXXX.III. Being the Third after Bissextile of leap-year. Wherein are contain'd, Necessary Rules, and Useful Tables; With a new Chronology of remarkable Events; also, The proper Days and Hours for transfering Stocks and receiving Dividends; and a List of Holidays kept at the public Offices, &c.. Printed for the Company of Stationers. 1783. First edition.
48pp. Title and gathering A in red and black. Contemporary marbled paper wraps, date in manuscript, A.E.G. Extremities somewhat worn with slight loss to foot of spine. Wraps affixed to blank endpapers by tape at hinges, tape repair to tear at B10, touching text but with no loss of sense, occasional contemporary ink annotations to interleaved blanks throughout.
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£ 175.00
[PARTRIDGE, John]. Merlinus Liberatus: being an almanack For the Year of our Redemption 1738... Printed by R. Phillips, for the Company of Stationers. 1738.
[48]pp. Title in red and black. Contemporary sheep. Extremities heavily worn, surface loss, small worm holes to spine and lower board. Pastedowns sprung, ink ownership inscription of Wm. Smith to verso of FEP, small worm-trail to head of first two gatherings, very small worm-hole to text of final gathering - without loss of sense.
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£ 250.00
[LIVERPOOL ELECTION]. An impartial collection of the address, songs, squibs, &c. that were published at Liverpool, during the Election of Members of Parliament, In November, 1806. Candidates: Lieut.-Gen. Ban. Tarleton, Major-General Isaac Gascoyne, and Wm. Roscoe, Esq.. Printed by John Adams. [1806]. First edition.
88pp. Later brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Slight rubbing to extremities. Ink inscription of 'Sydney Jeffrey' to recto of FFEP, all leaves a trifle browned.
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£ 200.00
[ALMANACK]. The general Almanack of Scotland, and British register, for 1811, being the third after leap year. Containing a correct kalendar, accurate lists of the fairs, fiars, roads, &c. of Scotland; and an abstract of the assessed taxes, stamp duties, &c....and the British army and navy. Printed by and for David Ramsay and Son et al.. 1811. First edition.
324pp. Contemporary red morocco, gilt, A.E.G., marbled endpapers. Extremities a trifle rubbed with slight surface soiling. Internally clean and crisp but for the occasional spot of light foxing.
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£ 75.00