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
[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.
Price
£ 350.00
[ALMANAC]. Calendrier de la cour pour l'Annee 1825...Imprime pour la famille royale et maison de sa majeste. Chez Le Doux-Herissant. [1825].
218pp. Attractively bound in contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco, A.E.G. Very slightly rubbed, light marking. Later armorial bookplate to FEP, recent bookplate of Camille Aboussouan to recto of FFEP, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
[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.
Price
£ 175.00
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
[BIBLE, N.T. - Latin]. Novum testamentum Domini norsti jesu christi; Interprete Theodoro Beza. Apud Guilielmum Blaeu. 1631.
479pp, [1]. With engraved title page. Slightly later red morocco, gilt, twentieth-century reback to style. Rubbed, with loss to corners and some staining to spine. Later endpapers, title slightly marked, with small marginal chip. and just shaved to fore-edge. Contemporary (English?) ink inscription to head of title 'Liber Rolandi Whiteha[m?], 1639'.
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.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 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
TERENCE. Terence's comedies: Made English. With his life; and some remarks at the End. By Several Hands. Printed for Tim. Child. 1698. Second edition, corrected.
[2], xxxii, [2], 359pp, [1]. Each play has a separate divisional title. Contemporary blind-tooled speckled calf. Rubbed with some slight surface loss. Pen trial to FEP, marginal loss and soiling to O - touching text of p.289, but without loss of sense, ink ownership inscription to recto of FFEP reading 'Hern Harrison / Coll. Wadh. Schol. / Oxon. / 1700'.
Price
£ 200.00
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'.
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£ 300.00
[EATON, Elizabeth]. [Manuscript compilation of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century verse, the majority by Thomas Moore]. [s.n.]. [1820-50s].
Manuscript on paper. 153pp, [97], including occasional blanks. With four inserted illustrations, two engraved (including a portrait of Moore) and two original drawings. Contemporary green morocco, gilt. A.E.G., marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed, with some browning and marking to spine and boards. With book-label of Elizabeth Eaton to FEP, ink inscription (dated 1826 in blue pencil) to blank fly-leaf.
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£ 300.00
FORSTER, T[homas] F[urly]. Flora Tonbrigensis; or, a catalogue of plants growing wild in the neighbourhood of Tonbridge Wells, arranged according to the Linnaean system... Printed by Richard and Arthur Taylor. 1816. Second edition.
vii, [1], 216pp. With three engraved, hand-coloured plates of plant specimens. Uncut in original publisher's drab paper boards, recently rebacked with tan paper, title in manuscript to spine and upper board. Lightly foxed, ink gift inscription to recto of FFEP 'John S. L. Gilmour / 28/9/30 / from Kingey(?)', alongside later ownership inscription 'A. J. Wilmott / 1944'.
Price
£ 250.00
BUCKMAN, James. A botanical guide to the environs of Cheltenham; comprising a classified arrangement of the indigenous flowers and ferns of the Cotteswold hills and the Vale of Gloucester; with the habitats of the various plants. H. Davis. 1844. First edition.
viii, vii, [2], 10-59pp, [5] ads. With an engraved frontispiece. Original publisher's limp green tooled cloth boards, recently rebacked. Extremities sunned and a trifle rubbed with the odd spot of soiling, ink library stamps to all edges. Ink inscriptions of 'Conway W. Lovesy' to title and verso of FFEP, correction fluid mark to FEP, pen trial to REP, occasional foxing.
Price
£ 175.00