Recent Acquisitions

FINDEN, W[illiam] & E[dward]. HORNE, Thomas Hartwell.. Landscape illustrations of the bible, consisting of views of the most remarkable places mentioned in The Old and New Testaments. From original sketches taken on the spot... John Murray. [1836].
In three volumes. xxiv, 156; xv, [1], 171; [3], viii-xi, [1], 168pp. With an engraved frontispiece to each volume and 93 further engraved plates. Original publisher's burgundy buckram stamped in gilt and blind, A.E.G. Extremities a trifle rubbed and sunned. Bookplates of 'Gustaf Berndtsson' to all FEPs, near contemporary gift inscriptions to FFEP of Vol. I, upper hinge of Vol. II exposed, several leaves and plates working-loose and protruding from text-block.
Price
£ 150.00
PICK, W[illiam]. The sportsman & breeder's vade mecum; containing an account of the plates, matches, and sweepstakes, run for in the year 1800...Vol. XV.. Printed by and for A. Bartholoman...Sold by C. Chapple. [1801].
8, 5-200pp. With an engraved plate advertising veterinary treatments. Uncut in original publisher's paper boards, later naively rebacked in green cloth, later naive manuscript lettering and decoration to upper board. Rubbed and soiled, some surface loss. Ink and pencil ownership inscriptions to FFEP, else an internally clean and crisp copy.
Price
£ 100.00
FERGUSON, James. Plates illustrative of ferguson's lectures on mechanics, hydrostatics, hydraulics, pneumatics, optics, geography, astronomy, and dialing by David Brewster. Printed for Bell & Bradfute et al.. 1806. Second edition, enlarged.
Plate volume only, without separate text volume. 50 engraved plates illustrative scientific instruments and concepts. Uncut in original publisher's blue paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed and a trifle marked, slight splitting to joints. Occasional light dust-soiling to plates, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
[SOCIETY IN SCOTLAND FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE]. An account of The Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, from its commencement, in 1709. In which is included, The present state of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland with regard to Religion. Printed by A. Murray and J. Cochrane. 1774. First edition.
[2], 70pp, [2]. With an engraved title-page. Recent plain paper wraps printed paper lettering piece. Very minor wear to extremities. Title a trifle soiled and chipped, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 500.00
[BOLTON, Robert]. Letters to a Young Nobleman. Printed for G. and A. Ewing, and J. Exshaw. 1763. First Irish edition.
[4], 230pp, [6] ads. Contemporary calf, morocco lettering-piece. Joints cracked, upper board held by cords. Lower corners of first four leaves with some fraying, occasional spots of foxing.
Price
£ 125.00
BOSSUET, Jacques-Benigne. An Universal History, from the Creation of the World, to the Empire of Charlemagne. Printed for T. Evans. 1778. New edition.
vi, [1], 8-10, 518pp. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slightly rubbed, corners bumped. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
[DELANY, Patrick]. Observations upon Lord Orrery's Remarks on the life and writings of Dr. Jonathan Swift. Containing Several singular Anecdotes relating to the Character and Conduct of that great Genius, and the most deservedly celebrated Stella. In a Series of Letters to his Lordship. To which are added, Two Original Pieces of the same author (excellent in their kind) never before publish'd. Printed: and Sold by W. Reeve. 1754. First edition.
[16], 310pp. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed with some slight soiling, chipping to head of spine, upper joint starting. Foxed throughout, worming to bottom corner of leaves throughout text block - at no point touching text, light damp-staining to same.
Price
£ 125.00
RUSKIN, John. Hortus inclusus. Messages from the wood to the garden, sent in happy days to the sister ladies of the Thwaite, Coniston, by their thankful friend. George Allen. 1887. First edition.
One of 250 large paper copies. 172pp. With half-title. Attractively bound by Zaehnsdorf in contemporary vellum, contrasting green lettering-pieces, gilt, T.E.G., marbled endpapers. A near fine copy with only very minor wear and discolouration to extremities. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
MORRIS, D[avid]. A class-book of inorganic chemistry: with tables of chemical analysis, and directions for their use... George Philip and Son. 1870. First edition.
vii, [1], 157pp, [1]. With a 35pp terminal publisher's catalogue. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. Slightest of rubbing and bumping to corners, a trifle marked. Ink ownership inscription to FFEP of 'Herman Schier / Windermere College / 6 November 1873', with further manuscript signatures to fore-edge, FEP, and head of title, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
BAILLY, C.. Manuale di fisica ossia compendio degli elementi di questa scienza di C. Bailly...corredato di note, ed aggiunte matematiche Dr. T Richard. Da' Torchi del Tramater. 1830.
xxv, 242pp. With two engraved folding plates. Contemporary black calf backed marbled boards, gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed. Leaves foxed throughout.
Price
£ 100.00
WURTZ, Ad[olphe]. Lezioni elementari di chimica inorganica. Agostino Pellerano. 1872. Second Italian edition.
[2], 370pp. Contemporary green morocco backed blue cloth boards, gilt. Rubbed with some surface loss. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
[CUNNINGHAM, Timothy]. The history of our Customs, Aids, Subsides, National Debts, and Cares. From William the Conqueror, To the present Year MDCCLXI. Printed for G. Kearsley. 1761. First edition.
In four parts, each with a separate, title, pagination, and register. [4], 85, [1]; [4], 92; [2], 96; [4], 165pp, [1]. Without half-title to part three. With three folding tables and errata slip tipped-in before title of final part. Contemporary speckled calf, top compartment rebacked, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Light rubbing to extremities, spine varnished. Armorial bookplate of David Rochfort to FEP, bookplate of Los Angeles Law Library to recto of FFEP, short tear to half-title.
Price
£ 250.00
SPOTISWOOD, John. An introduction To the Knowledge of the Stile of Writs, Simple and Compound, made use of in Scotland; Containing Drirections for Drawing Securities, In Cases which most commonly occur; with Examples; according to the best Modern Practice. Printed by John Moncur. 1715. Second edition with additions.
[24], 408pp, [28]. Contemporary calf. Extremities rubbed with some surface loss and light soiling, corners bumped, without lettering-piece, varnished, as is characteristic of the Los Angeles Law Library. Occasional light browning in places, armorial bookplate of Pringle of Whitebank to FEP, bookplate of Los Angeles Law Library to recto of FFEP, paper library shelf label to verso of RFEP, significant loss to blank REP.
Price
£ 150.00
SPOTISWOOD, John. Practical observations Upon divers Titles of the Law of Scotland, Commonly called Hope's Minor Practicks. Written by Sir Thomas Hope of Craighall, sometime Advocate to King Charles I.. With Notes upon divers Parts of the Book, shewing what Alterations have happened in the Law since the first writing of this Treatise...To which is subjoined, An Account of all the Religious Houses that were in Scotland at the Time of the Reformation. Printed: And Sold by A. Davidson. 1734. First edition.
viii, 554pp. Recently rebacked calf boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece. Rubbing and some surface loss to boards. Bookplate of Los Angeles Law library to FEP, browning to all leaves, sporadic spots of foxing throughout, occasional light damp-staining to top margins.
Price
£ 175.00
MATTHAEUS, Antonius. De judiciis disputationes septendecim... Typis Joannis a Waesberge. 1645. Editio Secunda [i.e. second edition].
[16], 380pp. With an additional engraved title. Contemporary vellum with title in gilt to spine. Some minor spots of soiling but overall well preserved. Armorial bookplate of Los Angeles Law Library to FEP, tear to bottom edge of FFEP, loss to head of *4, ink annotation to margin of p.39, lightly foxed throughout.
Price
£ 200.00
CORVINUS, Johannes Arnoldi. Arnoldi Corvini a Belderen I.C. jus feudale per aphorismos strictim explicatum. Ex Officina Francisci Moyaert. 1655.
[6], 212pp, [4]. Contemporary vellum with gilt title to spine. A trifle worn, with spots of soiling, damp-staining to bottom corner of lower board. Armorial bookplate of Los Angeles Law Library to FEP, ink inscription to verso of title, prelims. lightly browned, two very small holes to final leaf - not touching text.
Price
£ 150.00
LAURIE, John. Tables of simple and compound interest: calculated to ascertain The Amount and Present Worth of Principal Sums and Annuities; with their comparative values, Whether Interest and Annuities be payable Yearly of Half-yearly. With explanation and examples... Printed for the Author; and Sold by W. Creech et al.. 1776. First edition.
viii, 235pp, [1]. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed with some surface loss to head and foot of spine. Internally clean and crisp but for partial browning to FFEP and title-page.
Price
£ 350.00
BYRON, George Gordon, Lord. English bards, and scotch reviewers; A Satire. Printed by James Cawthorn. 1810. Third edition.
vii, 85pp. Extra-illustrated with 48 engravings mounted on heavy-weight paper. Later gilt-tooled tan half-morocco, decorated cloth boards, A.E.G. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of 'C. W. H. Sotheby' to FEP, bottom corner of a majority of leaves chewed, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 175.00
SWEET, Robert. Hortus Suburbanus Londinensis: or, a catalogue of plants cultivated in the neighbourhood of London; arranged according to the Linnean system... Printed for James Ridgway. 1818. First edition.
[3], vi-xi, [1], 242pp. Without half-title. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, gilt. Rubbing to spine with some loss, splitting to joints. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
HAMILTON, Hugo. De sectionibus conicus. Tractatus geometricus. In quo, ex Natura ipsius coni, Sectionum Affestiones facillime deducuntur. Methodo Nova. Impensis Gul. Johnston. 1758. First edition.
[4], viii, 211pp, [1]. With 17 engraved folding plates as called for. Contemporary calf boards, recently rebacked, gilt. Heavy rubbing and evidence of fire damage to boards. Occasional spots of foxing to plate margins, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 400.00