Recent Acquisitions

WEMYSS, David. Letter to the right honourable the lord high chancellor of great britain, upon the present state of the scotch law of entail. Printed for Bell & Bradfute. 1822. First edition.
[4], 46, 2pp. With a half-title and a terminal advertisement leaf. Uncut, stitched, as issued. Half-title and verso of terminal leaf lightly dust-soiled, vertical crease to all leaves. Presentation copy, inked inscription to head of half-title; 'Marquis of Lothian / With most respectful compliments / from the Author.'
Price
£ 150.00
[HOUSE OF LORDS]. Extracts from the minutes of evidence taken before the select committee of the house of lords Appointed to Enquire into the State of Ireland. 1824-25. Printed by R. G. Clarke. [1825]. First edition.
95pp, [1]. Stitched, as issued. A trifle spotted, verso of terminal leaf soiled.
Price
£ 75.00
[HOUSE OF COMMONS]. Extracts from the minutes of evidence taken before the select committee of the house of commons Appointed to Enquire into the State of Ireland. 1824-25. Printed by R. G. Clarke. [1825]. First edition.
201pp, [3]. Largely unopened, stitched, as issued. Text-block separated into constituent gatherings. Horizontal tears to text of leaves A2, F7, and F8, dust-soiling to title and terminal leaf.
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£ 75.00
[MILES, William Augustus]. A letter to the prince of wales, on a second application to parliament, To discharge Debts wantonly contracted since May, 1787. Printed for J. Owen. [1795]. Eighth edition.
[4], xxiii, [1], 67pp, [1]. With a half-title. Uncut, stitched, as issued. Inked annotation/in-spotting to half-title, lightly spotted.
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£ 50.00
CORNWALL, Barry. The flood of thessaly, the girl of provence, and other poems. Printed for Henry Colburn and Co.. 1823. First edition.
[6], 248pp. Contemporary red half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, book-label of J. O. Edwards to FEP, foxed.
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£ 50.00
GIBSON, R[ichard] H[enry]. Three years of naval warfare. William Heinemann. [1918]. First edition.
xii, 326pp, [2]. With a half-title and a portrait frontispiece of Admiral John Jellicoe. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt and blind. Lightly rubbed, corners a trifle bumped. Marking to REP, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 50.00
PAPPUS. Pappi alexandrini mathematicae collectiones a federico commandino urbinate In Latinum conversae, & Commentariis illustratae. In hac nostra editione ab innumeris, quibus scatebant mendis, & praecipue in Graeco contextu diligenter vindicatae... Ex Typographia HH. de Ducciis, 1660, [colophon dated 1658]. Third edition.
[10], 490pp, [2]. With a portrait of Archduke Leopold, profusely illustrated within the text. Contemporary vellum, manuscript titling to head of spine, yapp edges. A trifle marked, occasional browning/marking to text, else a fine copy. The Fletcher of Saltoun copy, with his characteristic ink inscription to head of title, later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, lot 4645 in the eighteenth part of the new series of the Sothebys Bibliotheca Phillippica sales, Monday 29th November 1976, with lot description tipped in at end, and lot ticket loosely inserted.
Price
£ 2,750.00
WITHERS, W[illiam]. A letter to sir walter scott, bart. exposing certain fundamental errors in his late essay on planting, and containing observations on the pruning and thinning of woods, and maxims for profitable planting. Printed for Messrs. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, By James Shalders, Holt. 1828. First edition.
123pp, [1]. Uncut in original publisher's printed paper wrappers. A trifle dust-soiled, chipping to spine and wrapper edges. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
[WHISTLER, James McNeill], [RALEIGH, Walter]. In memoriam. [William Heinemann]. 1905. First edition.
16pp. Unopened, stitched, as issued in original publisher's buff paper wrappers. Extremities a trifle marked. Foxed.
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£ 75.00
[ROYAL INFIRMARY OF EDINBURGH]. The history and statutes of the royal infirmary of edinburgh. Printed by Balfour and Smellie. 1778.
94pp. With two engraved folding plates depicting the facade of the infirmary, and a plan of the interior respectively. Nineteenth-century green buckram, lettered in gilt. Rubbed, some marking, spine separating, with some loss. Recent ownership inscription and private library shelf-label of Robert Croall to front-endpapers, small hole to title-page - not touching text, occasional dust-soiling, spotting to plates.
Price
£ 375.00
RICKETTS, Charles. Unrecorded histories. Martin Secker. 1933. First edition.
Limited edition, one of 950 copies. 138pp, [2]. With a half-title and six full-page silhouette illustrations by the author. Original publisher's decorated tan cloth, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. Very slight shelf-wear and bumping to boards, dustwrapper chipped and torn at edges, lightly soiled. Internally immaculate.
Price
£ 100.00
LEWIS, Wyndham. The old gang and the new gang. Desmond Harmsworth. 1933. First edition.
62pp, [2]. With a half-title. Original publisher's black and white cloth boards, lettered in black, printed paper dustwrapper. Very slight shelf-wear to extremities, dustwrapper lightly rubbed, marked, and sunned. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
ANQUETIL, [Louis-Pierre]. L'esprit de la ligue, ou histoire politique des troubles de france, pendant les XVI et XVII.e siecles. Chez Bossange, Besson et Masson. 1797. Quatrieme edition [i.e. fourth edition].
In three volumes. [4], 529, [1]; 341, [1]; [4], 396pp. With half-titles. Contemporary speckled calf, Contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Lightly rubbed.Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
[ACTS - GEORGE II]. Anno Regni Georgii II. Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, decimo nono. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the First Day of December, Anno Dom. 1741...And from thence continued by several Prorogations to the Seventeenth Day of October, 1745, being the Fifth Session of this present Parliament. Printed by Thomas Baskett. 1745.
[2], 171-172pp. Disbound. A trifle spotted.
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£ 50.00
[ACTS - GEORGE III]. [Drop-head title:] Anno quadragesimo tertio georgii III. regis. Cap. LXXXIX. An Act for providing Relief for the Families of Militia Men in Scotland, when called out into actual Service. [Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan]. [1803].
[1], 910-916pp. Stitched, as issued. Lightly creased, small hole to gutter of first leaf, slight chipping to margins.
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£ 75.00
RAIT, Robert Sangster. "The Kingis Quair" and The New Criticism. A. Brown & Co.. 1898. First edition.
27pp, [5]. With two terminal publisher's advertisement leaves. Original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Sunned, a trifle marked, chipping to spine, Contemporary inked ownership inscription to upper panel. Very occasional ink highlighting, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 50.00
[BUNYAN, John]. Cuairt an oilthirich; no turus a chriosduidh; o'n t-saoghal so chum an ath-shaoghail: fo shamhladh bruadair... Printed by Young, Gallie, and Company, for the translator. 1819. First Glasgow edition.
314pp, [2], With a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Contemporary sheep, recently rebacked preserving contemporary spine panel. Extremities rubbed, some surface loss to boards. Recent inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, contemporary inked ownership inscriptions of John Graham of Duke St. Glasgow to p.141 and p. 169, leaves toned and foxed.
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£ 150.00
BUNYAN, John. The holy war, made by shaddai upon diabolus, For the Regaining of the metropolis of the world: Or, the Losing and taking Again of the Town of mansoul. Printed for J. Duncan and Son et al.. 1793.
276pp. Later brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities discoloured and a trifle rubbed. Near contemporary inked inscription of Worton Library to title-page, leaves toned and foxed.
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£ 175.00
STEWART, Dugald. Outlines of moral philosophy. For the use of students in the university of edinburgh. Printed for William Creech. 1801. Second edition.
xvi, 324pp. With a half-title. Contemporary calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed, a trifle marked, splitting to joints. Embossed private library stamp to FFEP, occasional spotting/pencilled highlighting.
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£ 200.00
MARMONTEL, [Jean-Francois]. Belisarius...To which are added, fragments of moral philosophy, By the same Author, In Three Essays, never before translated. I. Of Glory. II. Of the Great. III. Of Grandeur. Printed for A. Kincaid & J. Bell. 1767. First Edinburgh edition.
xi, [1], 276pp. Contemporary polished calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Lightly rubbed. Very occasional slight shipping to margins, short tear to fore-edge of leaf U4, a trifle spotted/browned.
Price
£ 250.00