Recent Acquisitions

MOLIERE [POQUELIN, Jean-Baptiste]. L'etourdi, comedie en cinq actes et en vers, de moliere. Chez les Libraires Au Theatre de Moliere et al., [s.d.]. Nouvelle edition.
96pp. Uncut, stitched, as issued, in original publisher's drab plain paper wrappers. Lightly spotted/sunned.
Price
£ 50.00
[PHILIPS, George]. The necessity of a speedy and effectual reform in parliament. Printed by M. Falkner and Co.. [1793]. First edition.
iv, 72pp, [2]. With a terminal errata leaf. Uncut in original publisher's plain blue paper wrappers. Lightly dust-soiled. Very occasional spotting, some creasing.
Price
£ 375.00
DUNCAN, Henry. The young south country weaver; or, a journey to glasgow: a tale for the radicals. Printed for Waugh & Innes. 1821. Second edition.
[2], iv, [3], 10-192pp. Contemporary red half-morocco, marbled paper boards. Rubbed, remnants of paper label to spine, head and foot worn. Recent bookplate of David Buchanan Smith to FEP, short closed tear to leaf G1, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
HARPER, Robert Goodloe. Observations on the dispute between the United States and France, addressed. Re-printed by P. Byrne. 1798. Fourth edition.
160pp. Uncut and unopened, stitched into original publisher's plain blue paper wrappers, as issued. Significant loss to wrappers, short tear to lower margin of leaf K4, very occasional spotting.
Price
£ 50.00
PORCUPINE, Peter [i.e. COBBETT, William]. Democratic principles illustrated by example, part the first. Part the second, containing an instructive essay, tracing all the horrors of the french revolution to their real causes; The licentious politics, and infidel philosophy of the present age. Printed for J. Milliken, 1797 [i.e. 1798]. Fifth edition.
[2], 23, [1]; [2], 52pp. With a general title-page and a half-title before part 2; each part has separate title-page dated 1798, separate pagination and register. Uncut and unopened, stitched into original publisher's plain blue paper wrappers, as issued. Some chipping to spine, occasional spotting/dust-soiling.
Price
£ 125.00
[ADAIR, Robert, Sir]. A whig's apology for his consistency; in a letter from a member of parliament to his friend in the borough of ****. Printed for J. Debrett. 1795. First edition.
[4], 72, 161-192, 73-160, 193-198pp, [2]. With a half-title and a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Several gatherings misbound. Uncut, stitched, as issued. Contemporary inked annotation to title-page, inked inscription to head of p.1, gathering 'G' (p.41-48) detached, lightly spotted/dust-soiled, some creasing.
Price
£ 125.00
BRISSOT DE WARVILLE, J[acques] P[ierre]. J. P. brissot, deputy of eure and loire, to his constituents, on the situation of the national convention; on the influence of the anarchists, and the evils it has caused; and on the necessity of annihilating that influence in order to save the republic. Printed for John Stockdale. 1794. New edition.
xl, 121pp, [15]. With a 14pp terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue, ESTC calls for 15 terminal advertisement leaves, but other copies appear to be known as here. Uncut and partially unopened, stitched, as issued. Inked ownership inscription to title-page, else clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
[WELLESLEY, Richard Wellesley, Marquess]. Substance of lord mornington's speech in the house of commons, on tuesday, january 21st 1794, on a motion for an address to his majesty at the commencement of the sessions of parliament. Printed for J. Debrett. 1794. First edition.
[4], 176pp, [8]. With a half-title and four terminal advertisement leaves. Without preliminary errata leaf. Uncut, stitched, as issued. Inked ownership inscription to title-page, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 75.00
SCOTT, Major [John]. A second letter from Major scott to Mr. fox, containing the final decision of the Governor General and Council of Bengal on the Charges brought against Rajah Deby Sing. Printed for John Stockdale. 1789. First edition.
28pp, [4]. With two terminal advertisement leaves. Uncut and partially unopened, stitched, as issued. Title-page marked and lightly damp-stained, some creasing.
Price
£ 375.00
HARDY, Captain Eric. A handlist of the birds of palestine. Education Officer-in-Chief, G. H. Q., Middle East Forces. [1946]. First edition.
47pp, [3]. Typescript, with a line map of North and Central Palestine. Stapled, as issued, in original publisher's drab paper wrappers. Extremities a trifle marked, horizontal fold. Whilst the upper wrapper describes this as ‘a handbook’, the title-page (‘Handlist’) is as above.
Price
£ 750.00
WINGFIELD, W[illiam] F[rederick]. A tour in dalmatia, albania and montenegro; with an historical sketch of the republic of ragusa, from the earliest times down to its final fall. Richard Bentley. 1859. First edition.
viii, 348pp. With a half-title. Contemporary gilt-tooled red calf, brown morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, contemporary inked gift inscription to verso of FFEP, foxed.
Price
£ 375.00
CARLISLE, Frederick Howard, Earl of. A letter from the earl of carlisle to earl fitzwilliam in reply to his lordship's two letters. Printed for John Stockdale. 1795. First edition.
13pp, [3]. With three terminal pages of publisher's advertisements. Uncut, folded and unstitched, as issued. Contemporary inked annotation to head of title, occasional light dust-soiling/spotting.
Price
£ 200.00
[WILLIAMS, David]. Lessons to a young prince, by an old statesman, on the present disposition in europe to a general revolution. With the Addition of a Lesson on the mode of studying and profiting By Reflections on the french revolution, by the right honourable edmund burke. Printed for M. D. Simmons. 1790. Third edition.
[2], iv, [2], 159, [1], 8pp. With a half-title, an engraved portrait frontispiece, a further five engraved plates, and nine pages of terminal publisher's advertisements. Uncut, stitched, as issued. Dust-soiling to half-title and terminal leaf, worming to lower margin of first two gatherings.
Price
£ 100.00
FOX, Charles James. A letter from the right honourable charles james fox, to the worthy and independent electors of the city and liberty of westminster. Printed for J. Debrett. 1793. Third edition.
[4], 43pp, [5]. With a half-title and two terminal leaves of publisher's advertisements. Light dust-soiling to margins, very occasional spotting.
Price
£ 75.00
[DILLON, John Joseph]. The question, as to the admission of Catholics to Parliament, considered, upon the principles of existing laws. With supplemental observations on the coronation oath. Printed by W. and C. Spilsbury. 1801. First edition.
[4], 79pp, [1]. Uncut and partially unopened, stitched, as issued. Printed errata to verso of advertisement leaf, with contemporary manuscript errata notes beneath, some creasing/spotting,
Price
£ 100.00
[COMBE, William]. A letter to his grace the duke of portland, from a country gentleman. Printed for John Stockdale. 1789. First separate edition.
[2], 73-88pp, [2]. Uncut, stitched, as issued. A trifle dust-soiled and spotted.
Price
£ 125.00
SEMPILL, Hugh Sempill, Baron. A short address to the public on the practice of cashiering military officers without a trial; and a vindication of the conduct and political opinions of the author. To which is prefixed, his correspondence with the secretary at war. Printed for J. Johnson. 1793. First edition.
47pp. Uncut, stitched, as issued. Spotting to title, else clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
BURKE, Edmund. A third letter to a member of the present parliament, on the proposals for peace with the regicide directory of france. Printed for F. and C. Rivington. 1797. First edition.
[4], vi, [2], 136, 139-165pp, [1]. With a half-title. Text is continuous despite pagination. Uncut and unopened, stitched, as issued. Lightly spotted.
Price
£ 150.00
BURKE, Edmund. Two letters addressed to a member of the present parliament, on the proposals for peace with the regicide directory of france. Printed for F. and C. Rivington. 1796. Ninth edition.
[4], 155, 155*-161*, 156-188pp. With a half-title. Pages 155 and 156 cancelled, with a four leaf insert (p.156*-161*) after p.155 (here pinned in place.) Uncut and partially unopened, stitched, as issued. Short tears to margins of leaves D2 and P4, tears to gutters of Bb1-2 - touching text without loss, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 75.00
[BLANE, Gilbert]. Inquiry into the causes and remedies of the late and present scarcity and high price of provisions, in a letter to the Right Hon. Earl Spencer, K. G. first lord of the admiralty &c. &c. &c. Printed for J. Wright. 1800. First edition.
[4], 71pp, [1]. With a half-title. Uncut and partially unopened, stitched, as issued. Lightly creased and spotted, inked correction to text of p.4, small hole to page numbers of leaf E4. Presentation copy, inked inscription to head of half-title; 'To the Countess of Carnarvon / with Dr. Blanes kind compliments.'
Price
£ 450.00