Recent Acquisitions

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.
Price
£ 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
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.
Price
£ 125.00