Recent Acquisitions

JOHNSON, Samuel, PIOZZI, Hester Lynch. Letters to and from the late Samuel Johnson, LL.D. To which are added, some poems never before printed. Published from the original Mss. in her possession, By Hester Lynch Piozzi. In two volumes. Printed for Messrs. R. Moncrieffe et al.. 1788. First Dublin edition.
Two volumes bound as one. xvi, 279, [1], 306pp. Contemporary polished marbled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Spine a trifle rubbed, slight splitting to upper joint, corners bumped. Armorial bookplate of Robert Wilmot to FEP, neat ink annotation to first volume title, slight shaving to bottom margin of leaf S of Vol. II.
Price
£ 200.00
SPENCE, Joseph. Anecdotes, observations and characters, of books and men. Collected from the conversation of Mr. Pope, and other eminent persons of his time. Published by W. H. Carpenter...and Archibald Constable and Co.. 1820. First edition.
xxxix, [1], 501pp, [1] With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Handsomely bound in contemporary polished calf, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slight rubbing to extremities. Foxing to frontispiece, light browning to title. From the library of successful merchant of Scottish origin and later M.P. for Lancaster, Woodstock and Berwick, Sir John Gladstone (1761-1851), with the book label of his country estate Fasque to FEP, and the ink ownership inscription; 'John Gladstone Esq. M. P. Seaforth House - Dec. 24th 1820' to head of title.
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£ 125.00
AIKIN, J[ohn]. Letters from a father to his son, on various topics, relative to literature and the conduct of life. Written in the years 1792 and 1793. Printed for J. Johnson. 1796. Third edition.
xii, 348pp. [Bound uniformly with:] AIKIN, J[ohn]. Letters from a father to his son...Written in the years 1792 and 1793. London. Printed for J. Johnson, 1800. viii, 341pp, [3]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. 8vo. Two volumes. Attractively bound in contemporary marbled calf, contrasting green morocco lettering-pieces, spines richly gilt. Lightly rubbed, slight splitting to joints, spines a trifle sunned. Internally clean and crisp. From the library of Sir John Gladstone, with 'Fasque' bookplate to both FEPs.
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£ 150.00
PHAEDRUS. Aesop's fables. As Romanized by Phaedrus: with a literal interlinear translation accompanied by illustrative notes. On the plan recommended by Mr. Locke. Printed for John Taylor. 1833. Fourth edition.
[10], xx, 100pp. With an initial four leaves of publisher's advertisements. [Together with:] VIRGIL. The first book of Virgil's Aeneid, with a literal interlinear translation illustrated with notes: on the plan recommended by Mr. Locke. London. Printed for John Taylor, 1832. Fifth edition. [10], xvi, 89pp, [1]. With an initial four leaves of publisher's advertisements. 12mo. Original publisher's tan cloth, lettered in black. Extremities a trifle rubbed and spotted, each volume covered with contemporary drab paper bearing the ownership inscriptions and pen trials of 'Edmund Wood / Brownhill / Staffordshire Potteries', the latter volume with the date 'April 2nd 1834'. Internally clean and crisp but for occasional light creasing and further ownership inscriptions of 'Edmund Wood' to endpapers and blank fly-leaves.
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£ 150.00
CICERO, Marcus Tullius. M. Tullii Ciceronis De officiis ad marcum filium, libri tres. Item, Cato Major, Laelius, Paradoxa, de republica fragmenta duo, et somnium Scipionis. In usum scholarum. Impensis Whittaker & Co.. 1834. New edition.
[4], 212pp. Contemporary tooled calf. Slight rubbing to joints and board edges, ink spotting and some soiling. Contemporary ink inscription to FEP.
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£ 75.00
DILWORTH, Thomas. The Schoolmasters Assistant: Being a Compendium of Arithmetic, Both Practical and Theoretical. In Five Parts... Printed and Sold By Richard and Henry Causton (Successors to the Late Mrs Henry Kent). 1773. Eighteenth edition.
xiv, [10], 192pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and a folding table 'Of Converging Series'. Contemporary calf. Worn with some surface loss, joints starting. Pen trials and loss to FFEP, spots of foxing and dust-soiling, occasional ink annotations to text.
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£ 75.00
[VALPY, Richard]. A new latin vocabulary, adapted to the best latin grammars; with tables of numeral letters, english and latin abbreviations, and the value of roman and grecian coins. Printed by A. J. Valpy. 1835. Tenth edition.
viii, 100pp. Contemporary calf. Slight rubbing and soiling to extremities. Ink inscription of 'Edmund Wood (Bournhills) 14 April 1835' to FEP, occasional pencil annotations to text, sporadic dust-soiling.
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£ 75.00
PALAIRET, John. A short treatise upon arts and sciences, in French and English, by question and answer. Printed for F. Wingrave. 1801. Eleventh edition.
[5], 124 [i.e. 248pp]. Parallel French and English texts with duplicate pagination. Contemporary tooled calf. Rubbed with three small holes to spine, somewhat soiled. Contemporary ink inscription to FEP, later pencil inscription to recto of FFEP.
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£ 100.00
[SCHOOL BOOK]. Farther english examples: or book of cautions in rendering english into latin; with the Signification and Use of certain English Particles... Printed by E. Williams. 1823. New edition.
viii, 159pp, [1]. Contemporary sheep, immaculately preserved in amateur vellum wraps adapted from a legal document, which is now heavily soiled. Ink manuscript inscriptions of 'N. P. & R. M. Wood 1825' to wraps. Occasional dust-soiling and ink spotting.
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£ 75.00
DOUGLAS, James. Travelling anecdotes through various parts of Europe. Printed for J. Debrett. 1786. Third edition.
x, 285pp, [3]. With half-title, terminal advertisement leaf, and eight engraved plates including frontispiece. Uncut in original publisher's tan paper boards, with remains of printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbed, substantial loss to head of spine. Upper hinge split, ink initials to half-title, foxed.
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£ 250.00
MITCHELL, James. A tour through Belgium, Holland, along the Rhine, and through the north of France, in the summer of 1816... Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. 1816. First edition.
xii, 390, 2pp. With an engraved folding frontispiece depicting a map of the Netherlands, and a terminal advertisement leaf. Uncut in original publisher's tan paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed and soiled, chipping to lettering-piece, corners bumped. Very occasional short marginal tears, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 125.00
[AUCKLAND, William Eden]. Some remarks on the apparent circumstances of the war in the fourth week of October 1795. Printed for J. Walter. 1795. First edition.
68pp. Recent marbled papers boards, red morocco lettering piece to upper board. Very minor wear to extremities. Contemporary ink annotation and inscription of 'Ralph Creyke' to title, small hole to bottom margin of C3, just clipping text but with no loss of sense.
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£ 75.00
COXE, Tench. A view of the United States of America, in a series of papers, written at various times, between the years 1787 and 1794. Printed for William Hall...and Wrigley & Berriman. 1794. First edition.
v, [4], 8-13, [1], 513pp, [3]. With terminal blank leaf. Six folded leaves of tables included within the pagination. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Heavily worn, loss to board corners, splitting to joints with lower board nearly detached, spine cracked with loss to head and foot and some worming. Foxed throughout, slight chipping to one folding leaf.
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£ 250.00
DOVAR, Thomas. The ancient physician's Legacy to his Country, Being what he has collected in Forty-Nine Years Practice: or, An Account of the several Diseases incident to Mankind... Printed for the Relict of the late R. Brady. 1733.
[2], 197pp, [5]. Contemporary full calf, gilt. Rubbed with wear to board edges, slight cracking to joints. Marginal tear to A1 (mislabelled as B1) touching text with paper tab still present from earlier attempt at repair. Otherwise internally clean and crisp.
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£ 200.00
M'MAHON, Bernard. The American gardener's calendar; adapted to the climates and seasons of the United States... Printed by B. Graves...For the Author. 1806. First edition.
v, [1], 648pp, [18]. With a folding table. Contemporary calf, recently rebacked, contemporary black morocco lettering-piece laid-on. Rubbing to boards, corners bumped. Some damp-staining to title and top margins throughout text-block, small paper repairs to margins of title and folding table, ink ownership inscription to FEP, lightly foxed.
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£ 300.00
BURGOYNE, General Sir John Fox. The military opinions. Richard Bentley. 1859. First edition.
vii, [1], 479pp, [1]. Handsomely bound in contemporary red morocco, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt, marbled edges. Slight rubbing and marking to extremities. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp.
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£ 125.00
[LE SAGE, Alain Rene]. The adventures of gil blas of santillane. A new translation. By the author of roderick random. Printed for W. Strahan et al.. 1785. Sixth edition.
In four volumes. With an engraved frontispiece to each volume and a further 17 engraved plates. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards, printed paper lettering-pieces.A trifle marked and worn with surface loss to boards, chipping to spines, splitting to joints. Lightly foxed, overall internally clean and crisp.
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£ 150.00
[FAIRY TALE]. Miranda and the royal ram. Without illustrations. Puck & Co.. 1844. First separate edition.
8pp. A single sheet, folded and unopened. Some splitting to folds, slightly browned.
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£ 50.00
HALACSY, E[ugen] de. Conspectus florae Graecae. Sumptibus Guilelmi Engelmann. 1901. First edition.
In three volumes. [4], 825, [1]; [2], 612; [2], xxv, [1], 519pp, [1]. Contemporary brown half-cloth, marbled boards. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Upper hinge of Vol. I exposed, recent bookplates to endpapers of 'Norman Douglas Simpson' and 'W. T. Stearn', recent manuscript annotations to rear endpapers. [Together with:] HALACSY, E[ugen] de. Supplementum conspectus florae Graecae. Lipsiae [i.e. Leipzig]. Sumptibus Guilelmi Engelmann, 1908. [4], 132pp. Largely unopened in original publisher's tan printed paper wrappers. Extremities a trifle worn, lightly foxed, ink stamp to front cover. [And:] HALACSY, E[ugen] de. Supplementum secundum conspectus florae Graecae. Budapestini [i.e. Budapest]. Typis Societatis Pallas, 1912. 105pp, [1]. Original publisher's blue printed paper wrappers. Lightly sunned and foxed, slightly creased.
Price
£ 450.00
[JUVENILE]. Little Sophy, a true story, for little children. Printed by and for Henry Mozley. [c.1830]. Second edition, enlarged.
[5], 6-108pp. With half-title and an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary red half calf, marbled boards, gilt. Rubbed with some surface loss to spine and board edges. Ink inscription 'Emma Sutherland November 1830' to recto of FFEP, heavily foxed throughout.
Price
£ 75.00