Recent Acquisitions

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.
Price
£ 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.
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£ 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.
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£ 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.
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£ 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
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.
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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.
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£ 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
[POISONING]. Illustrated and unabridged edition of The Times report of the Trial of William Palmer, for poisoning John Parsons Cook, at Rugeley. From the short-hand notes taken in the central criminal court from day to day.. Ward and Lock. 1856. First Edition.
184pp. Engraved folding frontispiece depicting the trial in progress within court, an engraved title vignette, numerous engraved illustrations both full- and double-page and within text throughout. Original publishers yellow printed paper wraps. Spine rubbed with slight loss to head and foot, soiling to wrap edges. Occasional spots of foxing to text.
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£ 150.00
[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.
Price
£ 375.00