Recent Acquisitions

HOLMES, Oliver Wendell. Border lines of knowledge in some provinces of medical science... Ticknor and Fields. 1862. First edition.
[4], 80pp. Original publisher's brown blind-stamped buckram, lettered in gilt. Rubbed and marked, some loss to head of spine, sunned, slight splitting to upper joint. Near contemporary ownership inscription to FFEP; 'Ed. W. Sawyer / Harvard Medical College / Boston / Mass / Dec. 18th 1870', with his armorial bookplate to FEP, later ink-stamps of 'I. N. Danforth' to FFEP, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
PERRIN, John. Entertaining and instructive exercises, with the rules of the french syntax. Printed for B. Law. 1797. Eighth edition.
xii, 384pp. Contemporary sheep. Heavily rubbed, spine and joints cracked. Book-label of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
BONNYCASTLE, John. An introduction to mensuration and practical geometry: with notes, containing the reason of every rule. Printed for J. Johnson. 1802. Seventh edition, corrected and improved.
xii, 276pp. With half-title. Contemporary sheep. Heavily rubbed, cracking to spine and joints. Ownership inscription of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FFEP, first four gathering's slightly protruding from text-block, occasional ink-spotting.
Price
£ 50.00
WANOSTROCHT, N[icolas]. Recueil choisi de traits historiques et de contes moraux: avec la signification des mots en anglois au bas de chaque page. A l'usage des jeunes gens, de l'un et de l'autre sexe, qui veulent apprendre le francois. Chez J. Johnson et al.. 1799. Sixieme edition [i.e. sixth edition].
viii, 292pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary calf. Extremities rubbed, joints cracked, upper board held by cords only. Ink ownership inscription to verso of FFEP; 'Jane Birkbeck / Lynn / 1800', offsetting to title-page, short tear to margin of Q5, occasional ink-spotting to text, marginal marking.
Price
£ 100.00
TARTT, W[illiam] M[acDowell]. Memoirs connected with the life and writings of pandolfo collenuccio da pesaro: with other memoirs of the fifteenth century. [s.n.]. 1868. First edition.
vi, 329, [5], 5pp, [1]. Engraved portrait frontispiece, Original publisher's plain paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed, marked, and water-stained, loss to lower portion of spine, chipping to lettering-piece. Foxed throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed to FFEP; 'To his nephew / Samuel Carrington C. E. / with the author's kind regards / 8 October 1871'.
Price
£ 100.00
BUXTON, Charles. The ideas of the day on policy. John Murray. 1866. First edition.
vi, 111pp, [1]. With half-title. Original publisher's blind-ruled navy cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, corners bumped. Upper hinge exposed, armorial bookplate of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FEP, hole to FFEP, ink ownership inscription to front blank fly-leaf, neat repair to lower corner of D1, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 50.00
MAVOR, William. The british nepos; or, youth's mirror: being select lives of illustrious britons... Printed for R. Phillips. 1798. First edition.
xi, [5], 464pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary sheep. Heavily worn, loss to head and foot of spine, joints cracked with upper board held by cords only. Hinges exposed, ink gift inscription to FEP; 'To / Jane Gurney Junr. / From / Robert Barclay / 1799', without RFEP, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
[CHRISTIANITY]. Le miroir des ames, ou exposition des differens etats des ames par rapport a dieu, conformement a la realite ou aux idees allegoriques de la Foi... Chez Perisse Freres. 1827. Dixieme edition [i.e. tenth edition].
[4], 164pp. Contemporary calf, lettered and tooled in gilt. Extremities worn, with loss to spine. Occasional light spotting internally.
Price
£ 100.00
BARCLAY, Rachel. Select pieces of poetry, intended to promote piety and virtue in the minds of young people. Printed and sold by James Phillips. 1795. First edition.
[4], v, [2], vi-viii, 168pp. With half title and inserted errata leaf. Contemporary calf. Rubbed, with slight loss at head of spine, small crack to upper joint. Several leaves protruding from text block, occasional marking. Presentation copy, inscribed by the husband of the late compiler 'Jane Gurney from David Barclay' to head of half-title.
Price
£ 450.00
GURNEY, Joseph John. Hints on the portable evidence of Christianity. John & Arthur Arch et al.. 1832. Second edition.
[3], vi-viii, [1], iv, 183pp, [1]. Contents leaf misbound. Original publisher's cloth, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece to upper board. A trifle rubbed, spots of marking. Foxed, slight loss to RFEP. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'Henry Birkbeck with / the author's kind regards / 6th month 9th / 1834'.
Price
£ 250.00
BARCLAY, John. Select anecdotes and instructive incidents, taken from publications of several members of the Society of friends, chiefly illustrative of their sentiments and conduct on various occasions. Printed and Sold by William Phillips. 1822.
iv, [1], 1-261pp, [17]. Contemporary diced calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, ruled in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Lightly foxed internally.
Price
£ 50.00
PENN, William. Fruits of solitude, in reflections and maxims relating to the conduct of human life. Groombridge and Sons. 1855.
vii, [1], 86pp. With half-title, and an engraved frontispiece. In original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. Slight rubbing, spine sunned. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
PENN, William. Fruits of solitude, in reflections and maxims relating to the conduct of human life. Groombridge and Sons. 1855.
vii, [1], 86pp. With half-title, and an engraved frontispiece. In original publisher's red limp cloth, lettered in gilt. Slight rubbing, spine sunned. Light offsetting to title-page, a trifle dust-soiled.
Price
£ 50.00
DRAKE, Nathan. Winter nights; or, fire-side lucubrations. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. 1820. First edition.
In two volumes. [6], 295, [1]; [4], 300pp. Uncut in original publisher's paper boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. Extremities a trifle rubbed and dust-soiled, loss to head of spines. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
ARAGO, [Francois]. Life of James Watt...to which are subjoined, memoir on machinery considered in relation to the porperity of the working classes, by m. arago; and historical account of the discovery of the composition of water, by lord brougham. Adam & Charles Black et al.. 1839. Second edition.
[2], 142pp. With half-title. Original publisher's dark buckram, printed paper lettering-piece to upper board. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Hinges exposed, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 100.00
HENRY, William. An epitome of chemistry, in three parts... Printed for J. Johnson. 1801. Second edition, corrected.
xv, [1], 221pp, [3]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards. Rubbed, loss and wear to spine. Book-label of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FEP, later armorial bookplate of same to FFEP, short tear and slight marginal loss to C6, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
SPENSER, Edmund. La mutabilita poema in due canti dall' inglese di edmundo spenser recato in verso italiano detto ottava rima da tommaso jacopo mathias. Dalla Stamperia del Genio Tipografico. 1827.
[4], x, [2], 13-70pp, [2]. Uncut in original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Slight chipping to foot of spine, foxed throughout, paper strip affixed to head of title with 'Dall' Autore' penned in the hand of T. J. Mathias.
Price
£ 150.00
MASON, William. Carattaco poema drammatico scritto sul modello della tragedia greca antica da guglielmo mason ec. ec. Dall' inglese recato in verso italiano da t. j. mathias. Da' Torchi di Agnelo Nobile. 1823.
xx, 133pp, [3]. Uncut in original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Extremities dust-soiled and a trifle marked, loss to head and foot of spine. Lightly foxed internally. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title by translator Thomas James Mathias; 'Dall' Autore'.
Price
£ 200.00
BEKE, Charles T[ilstone]. The french and english in the red sea. Taylor and Francis. 1862. Second edition.
30pp, [2]. Disbound. Remnants of paper wrappers to spine, ink manuscript annotations to title; 'To be returned to Mr. Beke / J.V.P.' and 'Communicated to the Foreign Office 1862' respectively, occasional slight chipping and marginal loss.
Price
£ 75.00
BRANSBY, James Hews. The school anthology; or selections for reading and recitation, in prose and verse. Printed for Baldwin and Craddock. 1831. Second edition.
xii, 396, 36pp. publisher's catalogue. Original publisher's green roan, ruled in gilt. With contemporary naive drab paper protective wrapper. Extremities rubbed. Ink ownership inscription of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FEP, two gatherings slightly protruding from text-block, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 125.00