Recent Acquisitions

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
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
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
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.
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£ 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.
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£ 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.
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£ 250.00
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.
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£ 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.
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£ 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.
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£ 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.
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£ 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.
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£ 150.00
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.
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£ 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.
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£ 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.
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£ 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