Recent Acquisitions

[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
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
[PAPAL EDICTS]. Super residentia Archiepiscoporum, Episcoporum, & Curatorum, ac aliorum beneficia personalem residentiam requirentia obtinentium. Apud Haeredes Antonii Bladii Impressores Camerales. 1585.
Single leaf broadside. Marginal damp-staining/chipping, some early ink markings, several small holes to text - without loss of sense, neat paper repairs to verso.
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£ 200.00
GREGORY XIII. Decretum S. D. N. D. Gregorii Papae XIII. De nullitate omnium dispositionum beneficialium, quae siunt personis prohibitis, propter genus, seu haeresim, aut a fide apostasiam, contra sanctiones, statuta, vel privilegia. [s.n.], [s.d., c.1580].
Single leaf broadside. Lightly creased, worming to foot - touching text without loss of sense, paper flaw to upper corner.
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£ 125.00
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
WALKER, J[ohn]. A dictionary of the English language, answering at once the Purposes of rhyming, spelling, and pronouncing. On a Plan not hitherto attempted... Printed for T. Becket. 1775. First edition.
xxiii, [697pp]. Printed in single column. Finely bound in contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, joints starting, slight loss to head of spine. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 175.00
SKINNER, Rev. John. Amusements of Leisure Hours: Or Poetical Pieces, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect: By the Late Reverend John Skinner; At Longside, Aberdeenshire. To Which is Prefixed, a Sketch of the Author's Life, with Some Remarks on Scottish Poetry. Printed By John Moir...and Sold By Stuart Cheyne...by Alexander Brown. 1809. First edition.
144pp. Original publisher's paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed, joints cracked, loss to spine and bumped corners. Ink inscription to title, occasional foxing.
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£ 125.00
DESLANDES, M. [Andre-Francois]. An essay on maritime power and commerce; Particularly those of France. In an epistolary discourse, Address'd to the Count de Maurepas, Secretary of State, and of the Marine. Printed for Paul Vaillant. 1743. First English edition.
xii, 163pp, [1]. Rebound in modern blue paper boards. Ink inscription (Mich. Kearney) to head of title. Browning to leaf margins throughout though not effecting text. Some marginal loss to X4.
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£ 125.00
BAINBRIGGE, [Philip]. Description of an improved sextant, invented by Lieut.-Col. Bainbrigge, A. Q. M. G. Extracted from No. XII. of Morgan and Creuze's "Papers on Naval Architecture, and other Subjects connected with Naval Science.". Printed by Mills, Jowett, and Mills. 1831. First offprint edition.
15pp, [1]. With a folding diagram of the sextant in question bound as frontispiece. Recent lilac paper wraps. Slight creasing to cover. Light spots of foxing in places, mild offsetting from diagram to title, occasional ink annotations to margins and text. Presentation copy, inscribed to half-title 'The Right Honorable Lord John George Beresford, Primate of all Ireland, with the author's most respectful compliments'.
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£ 250.00
[JESUITS]. Compte rendu des constitutions des Jesuites, Par M. Jean-Pierre-Francois de Ripert de Monclair, Procureur General du Roy au Parlement de Provence, les 28 May, 3 & 4 Juin 1762, en execution de l'Arret de la Cour du 15 Mars precedent. [s.n.]. 1762.
310pp, [2], 315pp, [1]. Original publisher's paper boards, contrasting red paper lettering-piece. Extremities lightly rubbed and soiled with some loss to corners. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 200.00
BRISSON, Barnabe. De veteri ritu nuptiarum & jure connubiorum: Barnabas Brissonius, Antonius & Franciscus Hotnianus. Apud Petrum le Grand. 1662.
[4], 504pp, [44]. With and engraved title-page. Contemporary vellum. Light soiling but overall well preserved. Armorial bookplate to FEP of D. A. Freeman with motto 'nil sine magno labore', bookplate of Los Angeles Law Library to recto of FFEP, lightly foxed in parts but overall a clean and crisp copy.
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£ 150.00
[LANGHORNE, John]. The letters that passed between theodosius and constantia; after she had taken the veil. Printed for T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt. 1763. First edition.
xxv, [1], 165pp, [1]. Without half-title and terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, joints split. Very light damp-staining to final gathering, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 150.00
GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The miscellaneous works of Dr. Goldsmith. Containing all his essays and poems. Printed for W. Osborne, and T. Griffin. 1780.
[2], vi, 225pp, [1]. With half-title. Contemporary calf, recently rebacked with contemporary spine laid-on, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed and marked, slight splitting to upper joint. Bookplate of 'J. Griffiths' to FEP alongside remnant of earlier bookplate, near contemporary ownership inscription to head of first leaf of text.
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£ 50.00
[JOYCE, Jeremiah]. Scientific dialogues, intended for the instruction and entertainment of young people: in which the first principles of natural and experimental philosophy are fully explained. Printed for J. Johnson. 1803. Second edition.
In three non-uniform volumes. x, [2], 200; [4], 250; ix, [3], 235pp, [1]. With 12 engraved plates. Contemporary roan backed marbled boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. Extremities rubbed, loss and cracking to spines, without lettering-pieces of volumes II and III. Sporadic foxing, slight loss to bottom corner of G2 of Vol. I and I4 of Vol. II, touching text in latter instance, but with no loss of sense.
Price
£ 100.00