Recent Acquisitions

[LANGE, Johann Peter]. Democritus ridens. Sive campus recreationum honestarum. Cum exorcismo Melancholiae. Apud Jodocum Jansonium. 1649. First edition.
[4], 260pp. With an additional engraved title. Later gilt-ruled red calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 200.00
HOSKYNS, Chandos Wren. The Invisible world. The opening lecture delivered at the Ross Literary Institute, October 1862. Printed by William Prosser. 1862.
23pp, [1]. With the original printed wrappers, stitched as issued. Wrappers slightly marked, light uniform browning, few minor spots to first two leaves. Inscription 'To Lord Northwick with the author's kind regards' to title.
Price
£ 250.00
SWIFT, [Jonathan]. The right of precedence between Physicians and Civilians Enquir'd into. Printed at Dublin in the Year 1720; and Reprinted at London for J. Roberts. [1720?]. Second edition.
32pp. With a half-title. Recent calf-backed marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Near contemporary inked ownership inscription of Isaac Atkinson to head of half-title, contemporary inked ownership inscription of Ed. Chaloner to first page of text, leaves lightly browned, occasional spotting, chipping to margins of final leaf.
Price
£ 250.00
GAY, [John]. Achilles. An opera. As it is Perform'd at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden... Printed for J. Watts. 1733. First edition.
[6], 68pp, [4]. Without half-title. With three final pages of publisher's advertisements. Handsomely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in later blind-tooled straight-grain red morocco, lettered in gilt, A.E.G. Joints and corners rubbed. Marbled endpapers, bookplate to FEP, title page a trifle dust-soiled, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
ANACREON. Hai tou Anakreontos odai. Kai ta tes Sapphous, kai ta tou Alkaiou leipsana. Excud. R. & A. Foulis. 1761.
83pp, [1]. With a half-title. Issued both with and without a [70]pp index; the index not present here. Attractively bound in contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed, remnants of silk ties to boards. Near contemporary inked ownership inscription to verso of front blank fly- leaf, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 450.00
M[ARKHAM], G[ervase]. Cheape and Good husbandry For the well-Ordering of all Beasts, and Fowles, and for the generall Cure of their Diseases. Contayning the Natures, Breeding, Choise, Use, Feeding, and Curing of the diseases of all manner of Cattel, as Horse, Oxe, Cow, Sheepe, Goates, Swine, and tame-Conies... Printed by T[homas] S[nodham] for Roger Jackson. 1623. Third edition.
[22], 179pp, [1]. Without initial blank leaf. Later navy half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed, spine sunned. Very occasional marginal burns/annotations.
Price
£ 625.00
[LYSONS, Daniel]. Instructions for mounted rifle volunteers. By Authority of the secretary of state for war. Printed By George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode. 1860. First edition.
46pp, [2]. With five engraved plates. Sumptuously bound in contemporary richly gilt-tooled red morocco, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed and marked. Lightly foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
HULL, Mr [Thomas]. Richard Plantagenet a Legendary Tale, Now first Published. Printed for J. Bell. [1774]. First edition.
[2], iv, 30pp, [2]. Without half-title. With an engraved titlepage and a final advertisement leaf. Twentieth-century blue crushed half-morocco, cloth boards, gilt titling to spine. Very slight fading to spine, else externally fine. Engraved title shaved at head just touching first line, very slightly marked.
Price
£ 150.00
WHITEHEAD, W[illiam]. An hymn to the Nymph of Bristol Spring. Printed for R. Dodsley...And Sold by M. Cooper. 1751. First edition.
37pp, [3]. With a half-title, a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf, and three fine engraved vignettes by Boitard. Recent plain grey paper boards. Extremities a trifle rubbed. Internally clean and crisp, a very good copy.
Price
£ 75.00
[HUDDESFORD, George]. Salmagundi; a miscellaneous combination of original poetry: consisting of illusions of fancy; amatory, elegiac, lyrical, epigrammatical, and other palatable ingredients. Printed by T. Bensley. 1791. First edition.
[6], 151pp, [3]. With an additional engraved title-page and a terminal errata leaf.Recent brown paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Lightly foxed, very occasional contemporary inked manuscript corrections to text.
Price
£ 75.00
[WHITEHEAD, William]. Variety. A tale, for married people. Printed for J. Dodsley. 1776. First edition, the printing with the press figures '9' on p.7 and '5' on p.15..
24pp. Disbound. Leaves lightly toned, inked manuscript numeral to head of title-page.
Price
£ 75.00
HORACE, Quintus Flaccus. Quinti horatii flacci opera. Aeneis Tabulis Incidit Johannes Pine, [1733-1737, i.e. 1757].
In two volumes. [30], 264, [2]; [22], 191pp, [15]. Engraved throughout. With a list of subscribers to each volume. Contemporary gilt-ruled green straight-grain morocco, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 650.00
SHADWELL, Thomas. Psyche: a tragedy, As it is now Acted At Their Majesties Theatre in dorset-garden. Printed by J. M. for H. Herringman. 1690. Second edition.
[8], 54pp, [2]. Later half-vellum, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Extremities lightly rubbed and discoloured. Foxed and brown, contemporary inked numerals to head of title-page, occasional shaving to running titles.
Price
£ 500.00
[FOWKE, Martha]. The Platonic Lovers: consisting of Original letters, in prose and verse, That pass'd between an English Lady, and an English Gentleman in France, under the borrow'd Names of Clio and Strephon... Printed for John Wilford...and Richard Chandler. 1732. Third edition.
xxiv, [4], 176pp. Without the additional title-page of the 1729 edition and the two terminal advertisement leaves. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Extremities rubbed. Title-page washed to remove library stamp, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 250.00
[PATMORE, Coventry]. The angel in the house: the betrothal. John W. Parker and Son. 1854. First edition.
viii, 191pp, [1]. Original publisher's brown cloth, printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbed, Some loss to head of spine/lettering-piece. Endpapers toned, lightly spotted. Presentation copy, inked inscription to verso fo FFEP: 'From the Author'.
Price
£ 150.00
PATMORE, Coventry. Poems. Edward Moxon. 1844. First edition.
iv, 157pp, [3]. With a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Near contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, gilt, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, near contemporary armorial bookplate of Carlingford to FEP, with recent book-label of J. O. Edwards pasted beneath, ink ownership inscription of 'Carlingford 1875' to recto of front blank fly-leaf, lightly foxed.
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£ 150.00
[HALKETT, John]. Statement respecting The Earl of Selkirk's Settlement upon the red river, in North America; its destruction in 1815 and 1816; and the massacre of govenor semple and his party. With observations upon a recent publication, Entitled "A Narrative of Occurences in the Indian Countires,' &c. John Murray. 1817. First trade edition.
viii, 194, [2], c pp. With a half-title and an engraved folding map of a part of the Hudsons Bay Company's territory. Uncut in original publisher's drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece.Rubbed, a trifle bumped, upper joint split. Short tears to lower margins of leaves S3-4, very occasional light spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 650.00
WESTON, J. Webbe, EYRE, Francis, and SHELDON, William. A letter from J. Webbe Weston, Francis Eyre, and William Sheldon, Esqrs. to the Gentlemen at whose desire they accepted the office of mediators between the Vicars Apostolic and the Gentlemen of the Late Catholic Committee.. Printed By J. P. Coghlan. 1792. First edition.
[2], 26pp. Contemporary paper wrappers, stitched as issued. Wrappers slightly dusty with occasional marks and softened edges.
Price
£ 200.00
[LEEDS MUSIC HALL]. Music-Hall, Albion-Street, Leeds. A subscription concert will take place On wednesday evening, January 5th, 1825, for the benefit of mrs. hopkinson, widow of the late Mr. john hopkinson, Music Master... J. Todd, Printer. 1825. First edition.
12pp. Later drab paper wrappers. A trifle spotted.
Price
£ 250.00
GOETHE, [Johann Wolfgang von]. EASTLAKE, Charles Lock. Goethe's theory of colours; translated from the german: with notes by charles lock eastlake, R.A., F.R.S.. John Murray. 1840. First English edition.
xlviii, 423pp, [1]. With hand-coloured frontispiece and three further plates, two of which also hand-coloured. Original publisher's blindstamped brown cloth, gilt. Slightly rubbed, short splits at head and foot of spine, bumping to corners. Internally clean and crisp, with just occasional spotting. Early ink inscription (?Meryl Nin) to FEP, twentieth-century ink inscription of 'Talbot M. Rogers 1933' to FFEP.
Price
£ 1,500.00