Recent Acquisitions

HALL-STEVENSON, John. The works...corrected and enlarged. With several original poems, now first printed, and explanatory notes. Printed by J. Nichols. 1795. First edition.
In three volumes. [2], xi, [1], 288; vi, [2], 265, [1]; vii, [1], 287pp, [1]. With half-titles and an engraved frontispiece to Vols. I and II. Contemporary speckled sheep, contrasting black and red morocco lettering-pieces, spines richly gilt. Rubbed, slight chipping to lettering-pieces, some loss to head and foot of spines, corners bumped. Single gathering to Vol. I working loose, occasional light foxing.
Price
£ 200.00
RAMSAY, Allan. The gentle shepherd: a scot's pastoral comedy. Printed by Geo. Reid and Co.. 1798.
vii, [1], 95pp, [1]. With half-title, an engraved frontispiece, and one engraved plate. [Bound with;] SCHILLER, Frederick. The robbers. A tragedy. London. Printed [by G. Caw, Edinburgh] for G. G. and J. Robinson; and Bell & Bradfute, Edinburgh, 1800. Fourth English edition. xxii, [2], 176pp. With half-title and an engraved frontispiece. 8vo. Handsomely bound in contemporary half calf, purple cloth boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Some light rubbing to extremities, spine slightly sunned. Internally clean and crisp but for the odd spot of foxing.
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£ 125.00
SHIRREFS, Andrew. Poems, chiefly in the Scottish dialect. Printed for the Author, By D. Willison. 1790. First edition.
xxviii, [2], xv-xxvii, [2], 30-365pp, [1], 41pp, [1]. With half-title, list of subscribers, and an engraved portrait frontispiece. Recent calf backed marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Occasional browning and foxing throughout.
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£ 200.00
[WILL AND JEAN]. Scotland's Skaith; or, the history o' Will and Jean: owre true a tale! Together with some additional poems, by the author of The Harp. Printed by Mundell and Son. 1795. Second edition.
Three works bound together. [64]pp. With three engraved plates. [Bound with]; The waes o'war: or, the upshot o'the history o' Will and Jean, Edinburgh, Printed for A. Guthrie, 1796. iv, [1], 6- 32pp. [And]; A town eclogue, Edinburgh, Printed for the Author by Oliver and Co., 1804. [5], 8-33pp; [1]. 8vo. Later blue-green calf over marbled boards, five raised bands, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Spine a trifle sunned, very minor rubbing. One plate poorly trimmed resulting in loss to top of scene depicted, foxed in parts, armorial bookplate of David Murray to FEP with his inscription to verso of blank fly.
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£ 200.00
DENNISTON, Capt. [James]. The battle of craignilder, a very ancient gallovidian ballad; arranged for publication, with an introduction and notes. Published by R. Cadell; & R. Griffin and Co.. 1832. First edition.
xlix, [3], 54-104pp. Unopened in original publisher's green cloth backed plain paper boards, paper title label. Some rubbing and soiling, slight loss to title label. Internally clean and crisp but for occasional light foxing.
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£ 150.00
AITON, William. A History of the rencounter at Drumclog, and Battle at Bothwell Bridge, in the month of June, 1679, With an account of what is correct, and what is fictitious in the "Tales of my Landlord," respecting these engagements, and reflections on political subjects. Printed by W. M. Borthwick and Co.. 1821. First edition.
[2], 131pp, [2]. With half-title and an engraved folding frontispiece depicting the field of battle. Disbound, leaves uncut. Ink stain to edge of quires, creasing to leaves throughout, short tear to gutter margin of final leaf repaired with clear tape, occasional spots of foxing.
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£ 100.00
[IRELAND, William Henry]. Stultifera Navis; Qua Omnium Mortalium Narratur Stultitia. The Modern Ship of Fools. Aere Perennius. Printed for William Miller. 1807. First edition.
xxiv, 295pp, [9]. With half-title, a folding hand-coloured engraved frontispiece by John Augustus Atkinson in imitation of Rowlandson, and four terminal advertisement leaves. Contemporary speckled calf, black morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Rubbed to extremities, slight splitting to joints. Recent bookplate of Percival F. Hinton to FEP, an internally immaculate copy.
Price
£ 150.00
[AGRICULTURE]. Pursuits of agriculture; a satirical poem, in three cantos. With notes. Printed for John Joseph Stockdale. 1808. First edition.
Three volumes in one, with continuous pagination. 249, [2], 8pp. With a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Uncut in recent tan cloth-backed plain paper boards. Very minor wear to extremities. Occasional light marginal dust-soiling.
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£ 150.00
[BIRCH, Jonathan]. Fifty-one original fables, with morals and ethical index written by [Jonathan Birch] Embellished with Eighty-Five Original Designs by R. Cruickshank...also a translation of Plutarch's banquet of the seven sages. Printed for Hamilton, Adams, and Co. 1833. First edition.
[4], 251pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece, a further 51 engraved plates, and numerous illustrations within the text. Attractively bound in contemporary blue calf, five raised bands, richly gilt, A.E.G., marbled endpapers. A trifle rubbed with some surface wear to spine. Ink inscription to verso of FFEP 'Frances M. Amphlett from her affectionate Grandpapa John Shapter July 1887.', ink annotation to title reading 'Jonathan Birch who died 1847', occasional foxing, substantial tears to leaves from p.153-161 touching text and engravings - sympathetically repaired without loss.
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£ 200.00
[MOORE, Thomas]. Tom Crib's memorial to congress. With a preface, notes, and appendix. By one of the fancy. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. 1819. First edition.
xxxi, 88pp. With half-title. Original publisher's tan paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbed, joints cracked, some loss to spine and lettering-piece. Bookplate of Percival F. Hinton to FEP, short ink line to p.24 just touching text.
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£ 125.00
NICHOL, Walter. The villa-garden directory, or monthly index of work, to be done in town and villa gardens, shrubberies and parterres: with hints on the treatment of shrubs and flowers, usually kept in the green-room, the lobby, and the drawing-room. Printed for Archibald Constable and Co. et al.. 1823. Fourth edition.
xiii, [3], 398pp, [2] ads. With half-title. Largely unopened in original publisher's paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities a trifle rubbed, surface loss to spine, chipping and cracking to lettering-piece, light damp-staining to boards. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 200.00
EVANS, Maurice. The aegis of england; or, the triumphs of the late war, as they appear in the Thanks of Parliament, progressively voted to the navy and army; and the communications either oral or written on the subject. Chronologically arranged with notices biographical and military. Printed for The Author. Sold By Longman and Co. et al.. [1817]. First edition.
xxx, [2], 608pp. With half-title. Contemporary blind-tooled half-calf, marbled boards, gilt, marbled edges. Slightly rubbed to extremities, surface loss to top corner of lower board, spine sunned. Foxed throughout.
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£ 375.00
[SPARKE, Michael]. Truth brought to light: or, the history of the First 14 years of King James I. In Four Parts. I. The Happy State of England...II. The Divorce Betwixt the Lady Frances Howard and Robert Earl of Essex...III. A Declaration of His Majesty's Revenue...IV. The Commissions and Warrants for the burning of two Hereticks... Printed for Richard Baldwin. 1692. Second edition.
[16], 94pp; [2], 136pp; [2], 83pp, [1]; [2], 16, 19-21, 18-19pp, [11]. In four parts, each with a separate dated title-page and pagination. With an additional engraved title and one engraved plate. Contemporary calf. Heavy rubbing to extremities with extensive surface loss, joints cracked. Hinges cracked, foxed throughout. This present copy, although it bears little internal evidence, emanates from the staunchly Catholic Salvin family, of Croxdale Hall. Ink initials and numerals to the title suggest that this copy belonged to Jarvis Salvin.
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£ 150.00
JAMES, Colonel Sir Henry. Instructions for taking meteorological observations; with tables for their correction, and notes on meteorological phenomena. Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode. 1861. First edition.
52pp. With an engraved frontispiece and 21 hand-coloured plates (three folding). [Bound with:] Table for the reduction of the meteorological observations taken at the stations of the royal engineers. London, Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1861. 34pp. With two folding tables, one of which hand-coloured. 8vo. Original publisher's green cloth recently rebacked, lettered in gilt. Some rubbing to boards, corners bumped. Foxed throughout, ink library stamps and withdrawal stamp of the Meteorological Society to title.
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£ 100.00
KIRWAN, Richard. An estimate of the temperature of different latitudes. Printed by J. Davis. 1787. First edition.
viii, 114pp. Later brown cloth with gilt title to spine. Armorial bookplate of the Meteorological Office London to FEP, with ink stamp of same to title. Lightly rubbed.
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£ 250.00
[PERKINS, George]. Clavis homerica, reserans Significationes, Etymologias, Derivationes, Compositiones, & Dialectos omnium vocabulorum, quae in viginti quatuor libris Iliadia Homeris (necnon sere Odysseae) continentur, eodem ordine, quo in ipsis libris leguntur. In gratiam studiosae juventutis. Huic adjicitur brevis Appendix de Dialectis, Authore R.P.N.N. Anglo, Oxoniensi...Opera Ge. Perkins. Typis J. Y. sumptibus Godefridi Emersoni. 1647. Editio tertia [i.e. third edition].
[40], 403pp, [91]. The first and final leaves are blank. Title in red and black. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities soiled and a trifle rubbed. Leaves toned and foxed, extensive annotation to first chapter.
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£ 450.00
[ILLUSTRATED BOOKS]. DALZIEL, The Brothers. Home thoughts and home scenes. In original poems by Jean Ingelow, Dora Greenwell, Mrs. Tom Taylor, The Hon. Mrs. Norton, Amelia B. Edwards, Jennett Humphreys and the author of "John Halifax Gentleman". Routledge, Warne, and Routledge. 1865. First edition.
[10], [35]ff, [2]pp. With thirty-five engraved plates by the Dalziel brothers, after A.B. Houghton. Finely bound in contemporary hard-grain green morocco, gilt, with boards panelled. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Slight rubbing to extremities, short nicks at head and foot of upper joint, spotting to upper board. Some foxing to text and plates. Presentation copy, inscribed 'To Charles Gurden Gent. on his birthday. 1865. from his affectionate Daughter Louisa Dalziel'.
Price
£ 350.00
PITHOU, Pierre. Mosaycarum Et Romanarum Legum Collatio, Ex Integris Papiniani, Pauli, Ulpiani, Gari, Modestini, Aliorumque Veterum Juris Auctorum Libris Ante Tempora Justiniani Imp. Desumpta... Per Thomam Guarinum. 1574. First Edition.
[8], 126pp. A good margined copy in 20th century dark brown morocco, lettered in gilt, A.E.G. Some light rubbing to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, bookplate of the Los Angeles Law Library to FEP, small ink mark to foot of title, overall internally clean and crisp, internally an immaculate copy.
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£ 450.00
MALORTIE DE MARTEMONT, C[harles Stanislas de]. The theory of field-fortification. Printed for T. Egerton. 1823. Second edition.
vi, [7]-8, 227pp, [1]. With 31 engraved folding plates. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards. Heavily rubbed, without calf to spine, marking and surface loss to boards, corners bumped. Very occasional light dust-soiling, plates a trifle foxed with slightest of soling, some mis-folding and occasional slight splitting along folds.
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£ 100.00
[MOORE, John]. Edward. Various views of human nature, taken From life and manners, Chiefly in England. Printed for P. Wogan et al.. 1797. Second edition.
In two volumes. 331pp; 376pp. Contemporary calf, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces. Rubbed with some surface loss, corners bumped. Light browning and sporadic foxing throughout both volumes, closed tear to text of I10 of volume one with some loss of sense, short tears to top margins of I and O7 of volume two, just clipping text in latter instance with no loss of sense, short tear to bottom margin of O10 of volume two, not touching text.
Price
£ 150.00