Recent Acquisitions

EAMER, John. Colonel sir john eamer's defence on the court martial held on charges preferred against him by captain william ayres, &c. &c. to which are added, the charges at length; together with the sentence, and his majesty's decision thereon. [Nichols and Son]. 1885. First edition.
[4], 84pp. Original publisher's drab paper wrappers. Slight chipping and rubbing, wrappers separating from text-block. Very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 125.00
HART, Richard. Ecclesiastical records of england, ireland, and scotland, from the fifth century till the reformation: being an epitome of british councils, the legatine and provincial constitutions, and other memorials of the olden time, with prolegomena and notes. Printed by Metcalfe and Palmer. 1836. First edition.
viii, [4], 322pp, [2]. With an engraved frontispiece and a terminal list of subscribers. Uncut and unopened in original publisher's drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Light rubbing, some scoring and marking to boards, chipping to lettering-piece. Later armorial bookplate of Henry Birkbeck to FEP, foxed.
Price
£ 75.00
[SAEL, George]. Mental amusement; or, the Juvenile Moralist: consisting of moral essays, allegories, and tales, interspersed with poetical pieces. Calculated for the use of private families and public schools. Printed for G. Sael...and sold by M. Poole and Son. 1798. Second edition, revised.
viii, 136pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Original publisher's green calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting paper lettering-piece ('1s 6d'). A trifle rubbed, slight chipping to lettering-piece. Both free endpapers torn away, with later manuscript inscription to verso of frontispiece, leaves F3-F4 protruding from text block, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 1,250.00
ALBERTI DI VILLANUOVA, Francesco . Nuovo dizionario portatile, italiano-francese, compendiato da quello d'alberti... Presso Bossange, Masson e Besson, Librai. 1797.
[4], xxiii, [1], 495pp, [1]. With half-title. [Bound with:] ALBERTI DI VILLANUOVA, Francesco. Nouveau dictionnaire de poche, francois-italien, abrege de celui d'alberti... A Paris. Chez Bossange, Masson et Besson, 1797. 11, [1], xxiii, [1], 432pp. With half-title. 12mo. Contemporary sheep, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Heavily worn. Hinges exposed, loss to half-title, loss to corners of b3 and I1 - touching text in both instances with some loss of sense, light damp-staining to first half of text-block, leaves toned, occasional spotting and marginal chipping.
Price
£ 150.00
GURNEY, Joseph John. Thoughts on habit and discipline. Hamilton, Adams, and Co.. 1844. Second edition.
v, [3], 318pp, [2]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Rubbed, a trifle marked, corners bumped. Foxed throughout. Presentation copy, ink inscription to FFEP; 'To / Henry Birkbeck Junr. / from his attached uncle / & aunt / J. J. Gurney / E. P Gurney'.
Price
£ 125.00
DIBDIN, T[homas]. The last lays of the last of the three dibdins... Harding and King. 1833. First edition.
viii, 158pp, [1]. With a list of subscribers. Contemporary green half-calf, green buckram boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 50.00
BOUILLY, J[ean] N[icolas]. Conseils a ma Fille. Chez Rosa, Librarie, au Cabinet Litteraire. 1817. Fourth edition.
In two volumes. [6], xii, 354; [6], 354pp. With an engraved title-page to each volume, and a further 19 engraved plates. Contemporary straight-grain morocco, tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, booksellers ticket of Bossange & Masson to FEP of Vol. I, occasional short tears and chipping to margins, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 125.00
MILLS, W[illiam]. The belief of the jewish people and of the most eminent gentile philosophers, more especially plato and aristotle, in a future state, briefly considered... At the University Press for the Author. 1828. First edition.
viii, 130pp. With half-title. Uncut in original publisher's blue cloth-backed drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece to upper board. Rubbed, surface loss to spine, spots of marking to boards. Very occasional marginal chipping, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The vicar of wakefield. Printed for J. Bumpus. 1816.
[5], viii, 248pp. Contemporary black morocco-backed blind-stamped green cloth boards, spine richly gilt, marbled edges. Slight rubbing to extremities. Marbled endpapers, tear to leaf F4 - touching text of p.71, without loss of sense - paper repair to verso, not touching text, foxed throughout.
Price
£ 75.00
ROGERS, Samuel. Poems. Edward Moxon. 1852.
In two volumes. viii, 305, [3]; [2], vii, [1], 327pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I, and numerous engraved illustrations in the text. Contemporary reversed calf, tan morocco lettering-pieces. Extremities rubbed, and a trifle marked, surface loss to spines, chipping to lettering-pieces. Decorated endpapers, occasional light spotting. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to blank fly-leaf of Vol. I; 'To Lord Glenelg / from his affectionate friend / Samuel Rogers / 1853.'
Price
£ 175.00
[ALLIX, Pierre]. Reflexions Upon the books of the holy scripture To Establish the truth of the Christian Religion. Printed for Richard Chiswell. 1688. First edition in English.
Two volumes bound as one. [20], 260; [16], 323pp, [1]. Contemporary calf. Extremities worn and marked, loss to head and foot of spine. Front pastedown sprung, small marginal worm-trail to upper-corner of Vol. I, contemporary ownership inscription to to verso of FFEP; 'Tho: Sandys bought of Mr. Wilkin' (now illegible price paid noted above), with deleted ownership inscription (dated 1695) beneath, later ink inscriptions to front blank fly-leaf, leaves Q8 of Vol. I and I8 and O8 of Vol. II detached (the latter two pinned in place), very small hole to text of K4 of Vol. II - without loss of sense, tear to gutter margin of P1 - touching text with slight loss of sense, occasional spotting and light dust-soiling.
Price
£ 250.00
MARTINEAU, Harriet. Sketches from life. Whittaker and Co.. [1856]. First edition.
[4], ii, [2], 165pp, [1]. With half-title, an engraved frontispiece, and engraved title-page, and four engraved plates. Original publisher's red cloth, stamped in gilt and blind, A.E.G. Extremities a trifle rubbed, lightly marked. Engraved title-page and plates foxed.
Price
£ 75.00
LE SCENE-DESMAISONS, Jacques. Essai sur les travaux publics. Chez Hardouin & Gattey. 1786. First edition.
2pp. With a folding table. Contemporary calf-backed speckled paper boards, morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Light rubbing to extremities, joints. Decorated endpapers, from the library of Schloss Eferding, with their ink-stamp to front blank fly-leaf, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 325.00
[CRIMEAN WAR]. Seat of war in the krimea. [Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty]. 1855. First edition.
Printed folding map mounted on cloth, housed in original publisher's green calf slipcase, lettered in gilt. Slipcase rubbed and marked, map immaculate.
Price
£ 500.00
WILLIAMS, T[homas] S[idney]. CRUGER, C[arl]. Modern English and German Dialogues and elementary phrases for the use of the two nations. By T.S. Williams, the German revised and corrected by C. Cruger, director of the commercial academy in hamburg.. bei Herold Junior. 1826. Second edition.
[2], viii, [4], 249pp, [5]. Contemporary, perhaps original two-tone paper boards. Lightly rubbed and marked, else a crisp and clean copy. Contemporary ownership inscription of Priscilla Maria Hopfer (?) to FFEP.
Price
£ 450.00
DE LA MARE, F[rederick] A[rchibald]. G. B. Lancaster 1873-1945: a tribute. Printed for Private Circulation [The Waikato Times]. [1945]. First edition.
17pp, [2]. Original publisher's printed blue paper wrappers. Extremities a trifle dust-soiled. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page; 'E. M. Sladden / from F. A. de la Mare / 6th August 1957'.
Price
£ 50.00
FULLER, Francis. Medicina Gymnastica: or, a treatise Concerning the Power of Exercise, With Respect to the Animal Oeconomy; and The Great Necessity of it, in the Cure of Several Distempers. Printed for Robert Knaplock. 1718. Fifth edition.
[38], 271pp, [11]. With an initial imprimatur leaf. Contemporary panelled calf. Extremities worn and damp-stained. Ink ownership inscriptions to FEP, extensive manuscript note to verso of M5, occasional marginal spotting and marking.
Price
£ 250.00
HALE, Matthew. Pleas of the crown: or, A Methodical Summary of the Principal Matters relating to that subject. Printed by the Assigns of Richard Atkyns and Edward Atkyns Esquires. 1682.
[16], 272pp, [8]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary sheep. Heavily rubbed, soiled. Paste-downs sprung, ink ownership inscriptions of 'Thomas Dodd' to FFEP, title-page, and RFEP, small marginal worm-trail to latter two-thirds of text-block.
Price
£ 450.00
LANG, John Dunmore. The coming event! Or freedom and independence for the seven united provinces of australia. John L. Sherriff. 1870. First edition.
xviii, 453pp, [1]. With an engraved folding map. Partially unopened in original publisher's blind-tooled burgundy cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed and marked, spine sunned. Very occasional marginal chipping, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
BONA, Giovanni. A guide to Eternity: Extracted out of the writings of the holy fathers, and Ancient Philosophers... Printed for Hen. Brome. 1680. Second edition in English.
[12], 188pp, [4]. With an additional engraved tile-page, and two terminal advertisement leaves. ESTC R23243, Wing B3545. [Bound with:] BONA, Giovanni. Precepts and Practical Rules for A truly Christian Life. Being A Summary of Excellent Directions to follow the narrow way to bliss. In two Parts. London. Printed by M. Clark [and A.C.], for H. Brome, 1678. First edition in English. [48], 108, [2], 126pp. Part two has a separate dated title-page and pagination. With an additional engraved title-page (misbound as frontispiece), and two terminal advertisement leaves. ESTC R17339, Wing B3553. 12mo. Contemporary speckled calf, spine richly gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, short tear to fore-edge of leaf D4 of first bound work.
Price
£ 750.00