Recent Acquisitions

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.
Price
£ 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
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
[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
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