Recent Acquisitions

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.
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£ 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.
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£ 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.
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£ 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
[FRENCH LAW]. Les huit codes francais, Nouvelle Edition conforme au text officiel, et contenant les modifications faites aux divers codes depuis 1830; avec le tarif des frais et depens en matiere civile et criminelle, un appendice aux codes et une table analytique des matieres. A. Lelarge. 1835. New edition.
[2], 58, [1], 34-316, 136, 86, 96, 100, 60, 16, 119pp, [1]. tan buckram, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Slightest of wear to extremities, sunned. Armorial bookplate of Lord Dinorben to FEP, eight leaves of 'Loi relative a la peche fluviale' heavily browned, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 50.00
WEBB, Daniel. Remarks on the beauties of poetry. Printed for R. and J. Dodsley. 1762. First edition.
[4], 125pp, [1]. With half-title. Recent calf backed blue paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Stamped in blind by Worchester Public Library to title, subsequent two leaves, and final three leaves, all leaves lightly toned, marginal dust-soiling to final gathering and blank RFEP.
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£ 125.00
ALISON, Archibald. Essays on the nature and principles of taste. Printed for Messrs. P. Byrne, J. Moore &c.. 1790. First Irish edtion.
viii, [3], 384pp. Recent calf-backed marbled boards with earlier contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Very slight soiling to title, marginal browning throughout.
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£ 150.00
[WARTON, Joseph]. An essay on the genius and writings of Pope. Printed for J. Dodsley. 1782. Fourth edition.
In two volumes. xiii, [1], 415, [1]; [2], 423pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbing to spines, some slight surface loss. Booklabels and shelf marks of John Rutherfurd, Esq; of Edgerston to both FEPs, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
[NAVAL]. The naval and military magazine Vol I[-II]. T. Clerc Smith. 1827. Second Edition.
First two volumes only. viii, 672pp. [3], 722pp. With an engraved frontispiece to Vol. I one depicting 'The Duke of York, Commander in Chief' and an engraved plate to Vol. II showing 'His Royal Highness the Lord High Admiral'. Later blue cloth, lettered in gilt to spines. Marginal tears to Vol, I at p.179-180, p.381-382, p.389-390 - in no instance touching text, browning to titles and engravings of each, slight dust soiling to title of Vol. II, second contents leaf of Vol. I working loose, light foxing.
Price
£ 225.00
GORE, Mrs. [Catherine Grace Frances]. The Rose Fancier's Manual. Henry Colburn, Publisher. [1838]. First edition.
xx, 434pp, [2]. ads. With an additional engraved hand-coloured title. Original publisher;s tan cloth with gilt title. A near fine, largely unopened copy. Very slight wear to head of spine. Upper joint cracked though remaining sound.
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£ 150.00
BRANT, Sebastian. Titulorum omnium juris tam civilis, quam canonici expositiones, Sebastiano Brant. I.V. Doctore celeberrimo, Autore. His accessit Modus studendi in utroque iure per loannem Baptistam Caccialupum. Omnia ad vetustorum exemplarium sidem nune ultimum diligentissime repurgata: adiectis insuper ad singulos Titulos suis numeris. Apud Haeredes Gulielmi Rouillii. 1619.
469pp, [36]. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities rubbed and soiled. Ink inscriptions and annotations to recto of FFEP and title, slight loss to top of title with red and green ink marks to margins, all leaves toned and foxed, lower hinge cracked, loss to blank REP.
Price
£ 250.00
TIGHE, Mrs Henry. Psyche, with other poems. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. 1811. Third edition.
xv, [1], 314pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 125.00
[CHATTERTON, Thomas]. Poems, supposed to have been written at Bristol, by Thomas Rowley, and others, in the fifteenth century. Printed for B. Flower. 1794. Fifth edition.
xxix, [3], 329pp, [1]. With an additional engraved titlepage. Contemporary tree calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt, marbled endpapers. Extremities rubbed. Loss to FEP presumably caused by removal of bookplate, occasional spots of foxing.
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£ 300.00
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.
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£ 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.
Price
£ 100.00