Recent Acquisitions

FULLER, Francis. Medicina Gymnastica: or, a treatise Concerning the Power of Exercise, With Respect to the Animal Oeconomy; and The Great Necessity of it, in the Cure of Several Distempers. Printed for Robert Knaplock. 1718. Fifth edition.
[38], 271pp, [11]. With an initial imprimatur leaf. Contemporary panelled calf. Extremities worn and damp-stained. Ink ownership inscriptions to FEP, extensive manuscript note to verso of M5, occasional marginal spotting and marking.
Price
£ 250.00
HALE, Matthew. Pleas of the crown: or, A Methodical Summary of the Principal Matters relating to that subject. Printed by the Assigns of Richard Atkyns and Edward Atkyns Esquires. 1682.
[16], 272pp, [8]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary sheep. Heavily rubbed, soiled. Paste-downs sprung, ink ownership inscriptions of 'Thomas Dodd' to FFEP, title-page, and RFEP, small marginal worm-trail to latter two-thirds of text-block.
Price
£ 450.00
LANG, John Dunmore. The coming event! Or freedom and independence for the seven united provinces of australia. John L. Sherriff. 1870. First edition.
xviii, 453pp, [1]. With an engraved folding map. Partially unopened in original publisher's blind-tooled burgundy cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed and marked, spine sunned. Very occasional marginal chipping, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
BONA, Giovanni. A guide to Eternity: Extracted out of the writings of the holy fathers, and Ancient Philosophers... Printed for Hen. Brome. 1680. Second edition in English.
[12], 188pp, [4]. With an additional engraved tile-page, and two terminal advertisement leaves. ESTC R23243, Wing B3545. [Bound with:] BONA, Giovanni. Precepts and Practical Rules for A truly Christian Life. Being A Summary of Excellent Directions to follow the narrow way to bliss. In two Parts. London. Printed by M. Clark [and A.C.], for H. Brome, 1678. First edition in English. [48], 108, [2], 126pp. Part two has a separate dated title-page and pagination. With an additional engraved title-page (misbound as frontispiece), and two terminal advertisement leaves. ESTC R17339, Wing B3553. 12mo. Contemporary speckled calf, spine richly gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, short tear to fore-edge of leaf D4 of first bound work.
Price
£ 750.00
EPICTETUS. Epicteti enchiridion Made english. In a Poetical Paraphrase. By ellis walker, M. A.. Printed, for Sam. Keble. 1697. Third edition.
[32], 93pp, [2]. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt. Rubbed, slight surface loss to lower corner of upper board. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, contemporary ownership inscription to verso of title-page, occasional spotting/browning.
Price
£ 450.00
[LAMB, Charles]. Elia. First series. Edward Moxon. 1836. New edition.
[4], 340pp. Without half-title. [Uniformly bound with:] LAMB, Charles. Elia. Second series. London. Edward Moxon, 1836. New edition, xiii, [3], 295pp, [1]. With half-title. 8vo. Handsomely bound in later burgundy half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Bookplates of Robert J. Hayhurst to both FEPs, very small holes to margins of leaves E2-3 of Vol. I, very occasional marginal ink annotations, sporadic spotting.
Price
£ 200.00
DRAKE, Lawrence. The heroes of england: stories of the lives of the most celebrated british soldiers and sailors. Joseph Cundall. 1843. First edition.
viii, 312pp. With a hand-coloured engraved frontispiece, and seven hand-coloured engraved plates. Original publisher's gilt-tooled black morocco, A.E.G., later recased, later blank endpapers. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Very occasional light spotting, ink gift inscription to front blank fly-leaf; 'Douglas Edward Holroyd / given him by H.R.H. the Duchess of Gloucester / January 1843'.
Price
£ 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. Second edition.
68pp. Presentation copy, inscription to head of title-page (partially shaved); 'From the author, Lord Auckland', and signed again beneath. [Bound after:] LAUDERDALE, [James Maitland], Earl of. Letters to the peers of Scotland. London. Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, 1794. First edition. [2], 318pp, [2]. Without half-title, with terminal errata leaf. [Bound before:] The substance of a speech made by lord auckland, on monday the second day of may, 1796, on the occasion of a motion made by the marquis of lansdown. London. Printed for J. Walker, 1796. First edition. [3], 6-41pp, [1]. Without half-title. 8vo. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed, loss to lettering-piece, splitting to joints. Armorial bookplate to FEP of Sir Velters Cornewall Bart., occasional light spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
SCHIMMELPENNINCK, Mary Anne. Life of mary anne schimmelpenninck. Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts. 1858. First edition.
In two volumes. xi, [1], 345, [1]; ix, [1], 275pp, [1]. With half-titles, an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I, and a 32pp publisher advertisement catalogue to Vol. II. Uncut and partially unopened in original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. short marginal tear to head of leaf A3, Vol. II, very occasional light spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
[HARCOURT, Paule de Saint-Aulaire, marquise d']. The duchess of orleans. (helen of mecklenburg-schwerin.) A memoir. W. Jeffs. 1859. First edition in English.
xlii, 192pp, [1], vi. With half-title, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Uncut in original publisher's light blue blind-stamped buckram. Extremities soiled, a trifle rubbed. Contemporary ink ownership inscription to FFEP, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
[KENNEDY, Grace]. Father clement; a roman catholic story. Published by William Oliphant. 1824. Second edition.
[3], 6-370pp. Without half-title. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary gilt-tooled straight-grain green morocco, A.E.G. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, ink gift inscription to verso of frontispiece, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 200.00
JOHNSON, James. The economy of health, or, the stream of human life from the cradle to the grave: with reflections moral, physical, and philosophical on the septennial phases of human existence. S. Highley. 1836. First edition.
viii, 220pp. With an engraved plate. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, bookplate to FEP of Guy Haswell Furness, recent bookplate of R. J. Dickinson to verso of FFEP, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 200.00
[CLASSICS]. [Poikile historia]. Sive novus historiarum fabularumque delectus. Impensis J. Burdon. 1791. Second edition, thus.
98pp, [2]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. First two words of title transliterated from the Greek. Contemporary speckled calf. Rubbed, cracking to spine and partial cracking of joints, with a little chipping to head and foot. Recent armorial bookplate of R. J. Dickinson to FEP, without FFEP, else a remarkably clean and crisp, unpressed copy.
Price
£ 375.00
[SAINT GERMAIN, Christopher]. Doctor and Student; or, dialogues between a Doctor of Divinity and a Student in the Laws of England: Containing the Grounds of those Laws; together with questions and cases concerning the Equity thereof. Printed by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall...for T. Whieldon. 1787. Seventeenth edition.
vii, [9], 345pp, [37]. Contemporary brown half-calf, brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Armorial bookplate to FEP of H. J. Westmacott, foxed, light marginal damp-staining to latter half of text-block, ink underlining and annotations throughout.
Price
£ 125.00
BARROW, Sir John. The life of richard earl howe, k.g., admiral of the fleet, and general of marines. John Murray. 1838. First edition.
xvi, 432pp. Contemporary navy half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt, marbled edges. Extremities worn. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
LE PRINCE DE BEAUMONT, Madame [Jeanne-Marie]. Letters of madame du montier, collected by madame le prince le beaumont. Printed for Hookman and Carpenter. 1797. First edition in English.
In three volumes. [2], xx, 331, [1]; [2], 278; [2], 250pp, [2]. With a list of subscribers, and a terminal advertisement leaf to Vol. III. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt, marbled edges. Heavily worn, surface loss, boards held by cords only. FFEP of Vol. I detached, ownership inscription to head of all titles, short tear to text of leaf C3, Vol. II, marginal loss to foot of L2, Vol. II, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 650.00
LOCKE, [John]. Traite du gouvernement civil... De l'Imprimerie de Desveux...et chez Royez. [1795].
368pp. With half-title. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Marbled endpapers, ink library stamps to title, recto of B8 and Z7, marginal loss to N8, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 175.00
RAMSAY, Sr. Andrew. A new cyropaedia, or the travels of cyrus. With a Discourse on the Theology & Mythology of the Ancients. Pinted [sic] for Peter Macheul. 1779. A new edition, with many emendations et additions.
In two volumes. xxi, [2], 4-247, [1]; 301pp, [1]. With half-titles. Parallel French and English text. Uncut in original publisher's tan paper boards, manuscript lettering-pieces. Extremities worn and marked, loss to spines, some worming. Without endpapers, terminal leaves of both volumes pasted to lower boards, very occasional short marginal tears/chipping, foxed.
Price
£ 450.00
INCHBALD, [Elizabeth] Mrs. A simple story. Darton and Clark. 1842.
[4], 379pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece and an additional engraved title-page. Original publisher's luxury binding of richly gilt-tooled black morocco, coloured inlays, A.E.G. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Light offsetting to additional title-page, else internally immaculate.
Price
£ 150.00
JAMESON, Mrs. [Anna]. Sketches of germany. Art - literature - character. Printed for Charles Jugel. 1837. First edition.
[2], 356pp. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, gilt, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Contemporary ink gift inscription to FEP, near contemporary pencil ownership inscription to front blank fly-leaf, some light browning and spotting
Price
£ 375.00