Recent Acquisitions

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.
Price
£ 175.00
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.
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£ 250.00
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'.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 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
ROXBURGH, William. Flora indica; or, descriptions of indian plants. Reprinted literatim from Carey's Edition of 1832. Thacker, Spink and Co. 1874. First edition.
[4], vi, [2], 763pp, [1], lxiv. With half-title. Original publisher's cloth, paper title label to upper board. Slight marking, else a fine and crisp copy. With the bookplate of Berkeley Cole Wilmot Williams to FEP, and his 1890 ink inscription to the head of half title.
Price
£ 150.00
MACLAREN, Roderick. On a long Sea voyage in Phthisis Pulmonalis. [s.n.]. [1871]. First offprint edition.
10pp. Stitched, as issued. Some light marginal dust-soiling, occasional spots of foxing. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to head of drop-title; 'With Dr. Maclaren's compts.', with annotation in the same hand at foot; 'Reprinted from the Brit. (?) Med-Chir. Review. Jan. 1871.'
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£ 125.00
REGNARD, [Jean-Francois]. Oeuvres de M. Regnard. Par La Compagnie. 1758. Nouvelle edition.
In four volumes. Contemporary tan calf, contrasting dark morocco lettering-pieces, spines richly gilt, all edges red. Early printed paper labels of 'Des Jardin Bertelin' covering an earlier gilt supralibros 'Maisonneuve' to all upper boards with the exception of Vol. III. Spines rubbed and sunned, some marking to boards. Marbled endpapers, all title-pages trimmed along bottom margin without loss to imprint, short tear to Vol. III Piii - just clipping text, without loss of sense, very occasional light browning and ink-spotting, small holes to rear endpapers of Vol. III, private ink-stamps of 'Maisonneuve' to all terminal leaves.
Price
£ 150.00
COLQUHOUN, P[atrick]. A treatise on the police of the metropolis; containing a detail of the various crimes and misdemeanors By which Public and Private Property and Security are, at present, injured and endangered: and suggesting remedies for their prevention. Printed by H. Baldwin and Son. 1800. Sixth edition.
[16], xvi, 655pp, [31]. Uncut in original publisher's blue paper boards, recently rebacked in tan cloth with recent printed paper lettering-piece. Boards a trifle rubbed and soiled. Internally clean and crisp. Faint ink inscription of 'Nelson' to upper board, by repute from the Matcham family library, Newhouse, Wiltshire - Lord Nelson's sister Catherine having married George Matcham.
Price
£ 250.00
MACBRIDE, David. A Methodical Introduction to the theory and practice of physic. Printed for W. Strahan et al.. 1772. First edition.
[4], iii, [13], 660pp. With half-title. Recent calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Small marginal worm-trail throughout a majority of the text-block - in no instance touching text, occasional browning and spotting.
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£ 275.00
[HARPER, William]. Treatise of infallibility, shewing That the Church of Rome's Claim to that high Privilege is without Foundation in Scripture, Antiquity, or Reason. In answer to A Paper on that Subject sent by a Popish Missionary. With some Animadversions on a Book, entituled, The Shortest Way to end Disputes about Religion, and upon that Author's Way of reasoning. Printed for W. Gordon. 1752. First edition.
[2], xviii, 300pp. With half-title. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed with surface loss to boards, loss to head of spine, corners bumped. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
[BRITISH MAGAZINE]. The british magazine. A monthly journal of literature, science, and art. Frederick Westley and A. H. Davis. 1830. First edition.
In two volumes, all published. [2], 480, [2]; [2], 476pp, [2]. Bound by S. Franceys of Liverpool in contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces, spines richly gilt, marbled edges. Rubbed, slight shipping to lettering-pieces. Armorial bookplates of Peter Bancroft to FEPs, later armorial bookplates and ink ownership inscriptions to FFEPs, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
CARTAUD DE LA VILATE, [Francois]. Essai historique et philosophique sur le gout. [s.n.]. 1751. Second edition.
[8], 327pp, [1]. With half-title. The imprint is false, likely printed in Paris. Contemporary mottled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt, all edges red. Lightly rubbed with some surface loss, spine faded with slight loss to head, corners bumped. Marbled endpapers, occasional ink annotations margins and underlining to text in a near contemporary French hand, small marginal holes to O, P3, and Z, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00