Recent Acquisitions

MANSUR, Abdullah (G. Wyman Bury). The land of Uz. Macmillan and Co., Limited. 1911. First edition.
xxviii, 354pp. With a monochrome photographic frontispiece, 25 monochrome photographic plates, and a large illustrated folding map. Original publisher's red cloth with gilt title to spine. Slightly rubbed. Sporadic foxing throughout, short tear to map at joint.
Price
£ 125.00
[LOCKE, John - Misattributions]. A Common-place Book to the holy bible: or, the Scriptures Sufficiency Practicall Demonstrated. Wherein Whatsoever is contain'd in Scripture, Respecting Doctrine, Worship, or Manners, is reduced to its Proper Head: Weighty Cases Resolved, Truths Confirmed, difficult Texts Illustrated, and Explained by others more plain. Printed by Edw. Jones, for Awnsham and John Churchill. 1697. Third edition.
[16], 310, [10]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary blind-panelled speckled calf, neatly rebacked and recornered in brown morocco, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Binding a trifle rubbed and a little marked, new endpapers. Small rust hole to G3, without loss of sense, else a crisp and clean copy.
Price
£ 350.00
[SMITH, Horace]. [SMITH, James]. Rejected addresses: or, the new theatrum poetarum. John Murray. 1833. Eighteenth edition.
[iii]-xxxi, [1], 170pp. With engraved frontispiece (features picked out in rouge), without half-title. Contemporary pink calf, gilt, spine richly so, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Light rubbing and slight marking to extremities, slight spotting and offsetting, else fine. Presentation copy, inscribed '1838 This Book was presented to Sir Edward Sugden by one of its authors and his faithful friend and servant James Smith'
Price
£ 250.00
SIMMS, Frederick W.. A treatise on the principal mathematical instruments employed in surveying, levelling, and astronomy: explaining their construction, adjustments, and use... Sold, for the Author, By Messrs. Troughton and Simms. 1836. Second edition.
xi, [1], 188, [12], 7pp, [1]. With half-title and numerous woodcut illustrations in the text. Partially uncut in original publisher's blue buckram-backed tan paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. A trifle rubbed, some marking, slight splitting to upper joint. Errata leaf detached, else internally clean and crisp. From the Lovelace family library, with the ink-stamps of Ben Damph Forest and 'Earl of Lovelace' to FFEP and half-title respectively.
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£ 350.00
[NAPOLEONIC WARS]. Bulletins of the campaign 1806. Printed by A. Strahan. 1806. First edition.
[2], 212pp. Issued with a half-title only. Handsomely bound in contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, with gilt armorial supra libros to upper board. Minor wear to extremities, very slight soiling to boards. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp.
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£ 350.00
[MASS]. l'ordinaire de la messe selon le rite romain. Gruel & Engelmann. 1891.
37pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece and an additional engraved title. Handsomely bound by Gruel & Engelmann in contemporary tooled calf, gilt, A.E.G. Very minor rubbing to extremities. Green silk endpapers. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
MONTEIL, Amans-Alexis. Traite de materiaux manuscrits de divers genres d'histoire. Imprimerie de E. Duverger. 1836. New edition.
In two volumes. [4], xxii, 364, [2]; [4], 392pp, [2]. With half-titles, and three engraved plates. Uncut in original publisher's plain blue paper wrappers, printed paper lettering-pieces. Very slight rubbing to extremities, internally clean and crisp.
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£ 175.00
PETIT-RADEL, Louis-Charles-Francois. Recherches sur les bibliotheques anciennes et modernes, jusqu'a la fondation de la bibliotheque Mazarine... Chez Rey et Gravier. 1819. First edition.
[4], vii, 439pp, [9] With half-title, an engraved frontispiece, and two engraved folding plates. Uncut in original publisher's plain green paper wraps, printed paper lettering-piece. Slight rubbing to spine and joints, some surface loss. Lightly foxed.
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£ 250.00
PORQUET, Monsieur Louis Fenwick de. Le tresor de l'ecolier francais; or, the art of translating english into french, by means of an english and french index at the end of the book, Of all the Words contained in the Tresor; being a compendium of the most useful words used in conversation; In Order to acquire both a theoretical & practical or colloquial Knowledge of that Language. On a new system, unknown to modern teachers. A work intended only for those who have learned the first rudiments of that language. Printed for the author, by Meggy & Chalk. Sold by Baldwin, Craddock, & Joy. 1825. First edition.
[10], 150pp. Stab-stitched within contemporary (original?) roan-backed paper boards, gilt. Slightly rubbed, contents a trifle shaken. Contemporary ink and pencilled inscriptions/notes to endpapers and blank fly-leaves, occasional pencilled markings to text, else a remarkably crisp copy.
Price
£ 150.00
[PRATT, Samuel Jackson]. Ode on his majesty's recovery; By the author of sympathy and humanity. Printed at the Logographic Press; and sold by J. Walter. 1789. First edition.
[4], 7pp, [1]. With half-title. Stitched and uncut, as issued. Slightly dusty, some marginal tears and horizontal creasing. Small closed tear to title. With early attribution of authorship inscribed to head of half-title.
Price
£ 1,000.00
KNOWLES, Thomas. The passion; or, a descriptive and critical narrative of the incidents, as they occurred, on each day of the week, in which Christ's Sufferings are Commemorated: with reflexions calculated for religious improvement. Printed for Lockyer Davis, in Holborn, Printer to the Royal Society. 1780. First edition.
[8], 213pp, [3]. Contemporary unlettered calf, gilt. Slightly rubbed and a little marked to extremities, very short crack to joints at head of spine. A few gatherings slightly protruding, slight marginal worming at front, else a crisp copy. Inked initials to blank fly-leaf.
Price
£ 250.00
[OXFORD]. [A manuscript token of thanks from parishioners to the Reverend of St. Clement's Church, Oxford on the occasion of his retirement]. [s.n.]. [1936].
[22]ff. Handsomely bound in contemporary navy morocco, lettered in gilt to upper board 'St. Clement's Church Oxford 1919-1936'. Minor wear to extremities. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 75.00
[LETTERS]. CHAMBON, Madam de. Letters and conversations Between Several young ladies on Interesting and improving Subjects. Translated from the Dutch of Madam de Cambon. Revised from the original Work and Illustrated with Copper Plates. Printed for C. Dilly. [c.1795].
iv, [2], 173pp, [3]. With engraved title and five engraved plates. Contemporary green roan-backed marbled boards. Slightest of rubbing to extremities, two small holes to spine, two quires slightly protruding from text block. A little spotting to title and plates.
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£ 250.00
[LETTERS]. [DOUGLAS, Francis]. Familiar letters on a variety of important and interesting subjects, From Lady Harriet Morley, and others. Printed for W. Strahan. 1773. First edition.
[7], iv-viii, 16, 560pp, [i.e. 460pp]. With 16pp subscribers' list. Contemporary calf, gilt. A trifle rubbed, some discolouration to joints. Without lettering-piece, gilt faded. Preliminaries a little browned, else internally a fine copy.
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£ 250.00
BATTEN, John. The Descent of the Ancient Barony of Beauchamp of Somerset, and an attempt to prove that it still exists in The Noble Family of Seymour. T. M. Hawkins. 1891. First edition.
[2], 40pp. [Bound with;] BATTEN, John. Stoke under Hamdon and other manors in Somerset in connection with Sir Matthew Gourney, Kt. and the Duchy of Cornwall. Taunton, Barnicott and Pierce, 1894. [2], 36pp. With a folding plate of the Gourney Peerage. Handsomely bound in contemporary navy morocco, gilt, A.E.G., marbled endpapers. Very slight wear and minor surface loss to extremities. Foxing to blank endpapers, first title and occasionally to text. From the library of the author, recently disbursed, ink annotation to rear blank fly leaf.
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£ 175.00
[YEOVIL]. Report of the trial between Philip Collins, Yeovil, glover, plaintiff, and Samuel Watts, the younger, Joseph Watts, and Thomas Marsh, Yeovil, bankers, defendants, On a note of hand! Before Lord Ellenborough, at Guildhall, London, The 15th February, 1813. Printed and Sold by R. S. Langdon. 1813. First edition.
iv, 40pp. [Bound with;] The case of Maria Perry, widow, against Edward Phelips, Esq. and Others, claimants under The late Thomas Lockyer, Esq. London, Printed at the Logographic Press, 1789. 31pp, [1]. [And;] HULL, W. A reply to the speech of the Right Hon. P. Thompson, on the Motion of Col. Davies, for "A committee of the House of Commons, to enquire into the present distressed state of the glove trade." With some remarks on the free trade system. London, Printed by T. Wood, 1832. 16pp. [And;] True patriotism briefly explained and recommended. An address to the Inhabitants of Great Britain. By a Yeovilian. Yeovil, Printed and Published by W. Porter, 1832. 8pp. [And;] Yeovil corporation. The report of the Proceedings of the Committee Appointed by the Inhabitants of the Town to further Municipal Reform, especially as it relates to the borough of Yeovil, in the county of Somerset. To which is added an appendix, Containing Copies of Resolutions, Petitions, &c adopted at public meetings. Yeovil, Printed and Published by W. Porter, 1835. 26pp. [And;] To those of all classes In the Town of Yeovil, eligible to be burgesses, under the municipal reform bill. [s.i.], [s.n.], 1835. 8pp. [And;] VINING, J. T.. "No deception." Letter to the inhabitants of Yeovil on the importance of the south western railway schemes. Yeovil, Printed by Trenchard & Whitby, [1847]. 15pp, [1]. [And;] VINING, J. T.. "No deception." A second letter to the inhabitants of Yeovil, on the importance of the south western railway schemes. Yeovil, Trenchard & Whitby, [1847]. 18, 12pp, [4]. [And;] "No Deception." To the inhabitants of Yeovil. Yeovil, From H. M. Custards Railway Printing Office, [1847], Single leaf broadside, folded. [And;] BIDE, William. Deception unmasked. Two letters to the inhabitants of Yeovil, on the railway question, (in reply to letters by "a townsman," and Mr. J. T. Vining. Yeovil, Printed by Trenchard & Whitby, [1847]. 16pp. [And;] To the inhabitants of Yeovil. Yeovil, From H. M. Custard's Railway Printing Office, [1847]. Single leaf broadside, folded. [And;] To the inhabitants of Yeovil. Yeovil, From H. M. Custard's Railway Printing Office, [1847]. Single leaf broadside, folded. [And;] BIDE, William. "Deception unmasked." A third and fourth letter to the inhabitants of Yeovil, on the railway question, March, 1847. Yeovil, Printed by Trenchard and Whitby, 1847. 52pp. [And;] The English common sense society. Full report of the Protestant Conference held in the new town hall, Yeovil. Yeovil, [s.n.], 1889. 8pp. 8vo, except for the first work, 12mo. Recent purple cloth, lettered in gilt. Light soiling to boards, spine sunned. Light foxing throughout.
Price
£ 950.00
[LONDON]. A description of the colosseum as re-opened in M.DCCC.XLV. Under the Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen, and H.R.H. Prince Albert. With numerous illustrations, and eight coloured sections of the panorama of London, Embossed by Messrs. Dobbs, Bailey, & Co.. Printed by J. Wertheimer and Co.. 1845.
24pp. With 14 plates, six woodcuts and eight views engraved by the Kronheim process depicting the Panorama of London. A rare survival, stitched within the original publisher's printed buff wrappers. A little tired, with some wear and tear to extremities, a little marking and small patch to upper wrap where tip-ex has been removed. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 750.00
HITCHENS, Fortescue. The sea shore, with other Poems. Printed for the author, by James Langdon.... 1810. First edition.
[22], 173pp, [3]. Finely bound in contemporary blue half-calf over marbled boards, spine richly gilt with flower and urn devices. Slightly rubbed, some bumping to corners. Sadly, what was likely an early provincial binder's label has been removed from the FEP. Ink inscription of A.E. Coleridge to FFEP, occasional marking to text.
Price
£ 250.00
[PRATT, Samuel Jackson]. Landscapes in verse. Taken in spring. By the author of Sympathy. Printed for T. Becket. 1785. First edition.
viii, 63pp, [1]. With half-title and title vignette. Stitched as issued. Marginal loss to half-title, some closed tears to preliminaries, ink annotation giving author's name to head of half-title.
Price
£ 350.00
OULTON, [Walley Chamberlain]. The busy body: a collection of periodical essays, Moral, Whimsical, Comic, and Sentimental, by Mr. Oulton, author of several fugitive pieces. Printed by William Porter et al.. 1789. First Dublin edition.
[6], 322pp. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed and soiled, joints cracked, surface loss to spine. Foxed throughout, ink inscription to recto of FFEP, 'Wm. Pollock (?) 2 Augt. 1796'.
Price
£ 300.00