Recent Acquisitions

COWLEY, Abraham. The works of Mr Abraham Cowley. Consisting of Those which were formerly Printed: and Those which he Design'd for the Press: Now published out of the Authors original copies. Printed by J. M. for Henry Herringham. 1684. Eighth edition.
[2], xl, 41, [1], 80, [4], 58, 61-70, 154, 23, [1], 148pp. Complete despite erratic pagination. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. [Bound with:] COWLEY, Abraham. The second part of the works of Mr. Abraham Cowley. Being what was Written and Published by himself in his younger years. And now Reprinted together. London. Printed by Mary Clark, for Charles Harper, 1684. Fifth edition. [8], 161pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. Folio. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Heavily rubbed, particularly to spine with loss to head and foot, some splitting to joints. Booklabel of 'John Seward Roe' to FEP, slight shaving to each frontispiece and title-page of first work - with some loss to title text at head, marginal loss to leaf S of second work, lightly browned throughout, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
[CUNNINGHAM, Timothy]. GENTLEMAN OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE. A new treatise on the law concerning tithes: containing All the Statutes, Adjudged Cases, Resolutions and Judgments relative thereto...Corrected and enlarged, with the addition of several Cases never before printed. Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers; For W. Griffin. 1766. Second edition.
[4], 298pp, [10]. With half-title and terminal blank. Contemporary blind-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed, a little marked. Several eighteenth-century ink inscriptions of John Todd, one of which partially erased without loss of text.
Price
£ 250.00
HALES, John. Golden remains, of the ever memorable Mr. John Hales, of eaton-colledge, &c.. Printed by Tho. Newcob, for Robert Pawlet. 1673. Second impression.
[10], 291, [1], 176, 169-190pp, [2]. Without 7pp 'A tract concerning schisme and schismaticks', which though appearing with the copy recorded by ESTC is noted to have possibly been issued separately. With an additional engraved title-page. Title in red and black. [Bound with;] HALES, John. Sermons preache'd at Eton, by John Hales, Late Fellow of that College. London, Printed by T. Newcomb, for Richard Marriot. 1673. Second edition. 63pp, [1]. Possibly intended to be issued with Golden Remains. Contemporary gilt-tooled speckled calf, gilt armorial devices to boards, marbled edges. Without lettering-piece, rubbed, joints cracked. Marbled endpapers, horizontal tear to Oo - touching text but with no loss of sense, else clean and crisp.
Price
£ 225.00
MERRICK, James. The psalms, translated or paraphrased In english verse. Printed by J. Carnan and Co.. 1765. First edition.
lx, [7], 376pp, [12]. With tipped-in errata slip. Later calf-backed navy paper boards. Heavily rubbed, with surface loss, spine cracked, joints split with boards loosely held by cords only. Armorial bookplate of 'Thomas Swinnerton Armige', slight loss to margin of E, several small holes to final two gatherings - primarily marginal, occasionally touching text of index without loss of sense, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
[ROYAL NAVY]. A list of the flag officers and other commissioned officers of His Majesty's fleet; with the dates of their respective commissions. Printed by Henry Teape. 1823.
135, [1], 253pp, [1]. Contemporary calf backed marbled paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Heavy rubbing and cracking to spine, without marbled paper to upper board and loss of majority to lower board. Light damp-staining to preliminaries, several gathering protruding from text-block, spots of dust-soiling, ink deletions to entries of first 10 pages. Ink ownership inscription to recto of FFEP; 'Captain Macnamara / R.N. / Cooper May 20th 1837 (?)', with his ink mark to his own entry as Commander on p.144.
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£ 250.00
PINNOCK, [William]. Pinnock's epitome of classical geography; with Historical Notices of the most important ancient nations, &c.. Printed for Geo. B. Whittaker. 1827. New edition.
viii, 172pp, 12pp. publisher's catalogue. With half-title, an engraved folding map bound as frontispiece, and eight further engraved of folding maps. Handsomely bound in original green roan, lettered in gilt to upper board, gilt. Rubbed, joints starting, soiling to boards, corners bumped. Hinges cracked, near contemporary ink inscription to FEP, offsetting from all plates, occasional pencil annotations to text.
Price
£ 125.00
[GREENE, Graham], MARTIN, Paul.. Victorian Snapshots. Country Life Limited. 1939. First edition.
xv, [1], 52pp. With half-title, a facsimile monochrome photographic frontispiece, and a further 147 facsimile monochrome photographs throughout. Original publisher's purple cloth boards, lettered in white. Without dustwrapper, extremities sunned and a trifle rubbed. Lightly foxed. Presentation copy, inscribed in pencil to recto of blank fly-leaf by Graham Greene (though sadly unsigned); 'For my very dearest Love / Christmas 1939', with the book label of Vivien Greene to front pastedown.
Price
£ 200.00
BUSAEUS, Johannes. Refutatio cavillationum, a stephano gerlaschio tubingensi ubiquista in primum caput Disputationis Moguntinae de Persona Christi eiusque Apologeticum levissime objectrum... Ex Officina Typographica Caspari Behem. 1591. First edition.
[42]pp. Recent plain paper wrappers. Light marking to extremities. Slight marginal worming to first three gatherings, ink numeral to foot of title-page, calf tab and very short tear to margin of terminal leaf.
Price
£ 200.00
LANDSEER, Thomas. Life and letters of William Bewick (artist). Hurst and Blackett. 1871. First edition.
In two volumes. xii, 300; vii, [1], 262, [2], 16pp. With a half-title to each volume, and engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I, and a 16pp. publisher's catalogue to Vol. II. Original publisher's brown cloth, lettered in gilt to spine. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Quire F of Vol. I detached from text block, else internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed in pencil to half-title of Vol. I; 'Presented to John Webb esq. with the (?) regards of his friend Tho. Landseer', and to half-title of Vol. II; 'To John Webb esq. with the affectionate regards of his friend Tho. Landseer.'
Price
£ 150.00
[WINDSOR]. The Procession of Albert Edward Prince of Wales, and the Princess Alexandra of Denmark from Eton to Windsor, on the 7th March, 1863. Lithographed & published by R. Canton....Sole Agent for Windsor & Eton, W.F. Taylor. [1863]. First edition.
Coloured lithograph, single print on five joined sheets, accordion-folded within printed pink wrappers. Split at fold between third and fourth panel, occasional short tear to other folds. Rubbed and faded to extremities of wrappers, creased, with slight loss to spine.
Price
£ 750.00
BRIGGS, Richard. The English Art of Cookery, according to the present practice; being a Complete Guide to all Housekeepers, on a plan entirely new; consisting of thirty-eight chapters...with bills of fare for every month in the year. Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson. 1794. Third edition.
iv, xx, 564pp. With 12 copper-plate engravings illustrating tables settings of bills of fare for each month of the year. Contemporary calf boards, recently rebacked and reconered. Rubbing and some surface loss to boards. Occasional light browning, short tear to margin of Ff3 - just touching text, paper repairs to top margin of Gg5 - touching text of running title, bookplate of 'Harlan and Delia Walker' to verso of FFEP.
Price
£ 650.00
FELLOWES, Robert. A picture of christian philosophy. Printed for John White. 1799. Second edition.
xxxi, [1], 264pp. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Light rubbing to extremities. Internally clean and crisp but for the occasional spot of dust-soiling, armorial bookplate with motto 'Just' to FEP.
Price
£ 200.00
ENFIELD, William. The speaker: or, miscellaneous pieces, selected from the best english writers... Printed for Joseph Johnson. 1781. Sixth edition.
xxxiv, 405pp, [1]. With an engraved plate, misbound from second title. This octavo edition appears to be the same setting of type as the duodecimo printing of the same edition and year. [Bound uniformly with;] ENFIELD, WIlliam. Exercises in elocution...intended as a sequel to a work entitled the speaker. London, Printed by W. Eyres, for J. Johnson, 1780. viii, 424pp. With three engraved plates. 8vo. Attractively bound in contemporary polisher cats-paw calf, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, spines richly gilt. Rubbing to spines, with loss to head and foot of both, without numeral lettering-piece to Vol. II. Internally clean and crisp, armorial bookplates to both FEPs.
Price
£ 150.00
COWELL, John. The interpreter: or book containing The signification of words. Wherein is set forth the true meaning of all, or the most part of such words and terms as are mentioned in the Law-Writers, or Statutes of this victorious and renowned Kingdom, requiring any Exposition or Interpretation. A Work not only profitable, but necessary for such as desire throughly to be instructed in the knowledge of our Laws, Statutes, or other Antiquities. Printed by F. Leach, and are to be sold by Hen. Twyford, Tho. Dring, and Jo. Place. 1658.
[284]pp. Contemporary blind-ruled calf. Rubbed, surface loss, marking, and damp-staining to boards, very small worm-holes to top compartment of spine. Front and rear pastedowns sprung, very occasional light browning and dust-soiling.
Price
£ 350.00
SASSOON, Siegfried. The old century and seven more years. Faber and Faber Limited. 1938. First edition.
293pp. Handsomely bound in contemporary Hatchards binding of green half-calf on green cloth boards, five raised bands, gilt, marbled endpapers. A near fine copy, with little wear to extremities, and a clean and crisp interior.
Price
£ 175.00
[BROMLEY, William]. Remarks in the Grand Tour of France and Italy. Perform'd by a Person of Quality, In the Year, 1691...to which is added A Table of the Principal Matters. Printed for John Nutt. 1705. Second edition.
[12], 250pp, [6]. Contemporary panelled speckled calf, paper label with title in manuscript to spine. Slight rubbing and soiling to extremities.
Price
£ 500.00
CICERO, Marcus Tullius. M. tullii ciceronis Opuscula: hoc est cato major, seu, de Senecture.Laelius, seu, de Amincitia. Paradoxa. Somnium scipionis. Praefigitur Ejusdem m. t. ciceronis Vita Literaria. Excudebat J. Pote. 1768.
31, [1], 133pp, [1]. Title in red and black. Contemporary sheep, gilt. Lightly rubbed, slight wear to boards. FFEP clipped at head, very occasional marginal spotting.
Price
£ 175.00
FELL, Dr. John. The life of The most Learned, Reverend and Pious H. Hammond. Printed by J. Flesher. 1662. Second edition.
[2], 252pp, [2]. Contemporary polished calf, blind rules and corner-pieces to boards, flat spine with elaborate gilt devices of flower head tools to spines. Very slight rubbing to extremities, a little surface wear, else fine. Some loss to endpapers, occasional shaving to pagination and small paper flaws.
Price
£ 750.00
BYRON, Lord Gordon George. The works of Lord Byron. Printed for Baudry.... 1823. First Baudry edition.
12 volumes in six. With half-titles to each odd numbered volume. [Bound uniformly with:] MEDWIN, Thomas. Journal of the conversations of Lord Byron, noted during a residence with his lordship at pisa, in the years 1821 and 1822. In two volumes. Paris. Published by L. Baudry..., 1825. Two volumes bound in one. Finely bound in contemporary French calf by Hering (of Paris?), signed in gilt to foot of the spine, first volume, spines richly tooled and boards ruled in gilt, further blind border to boards. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Very lightly faded to spines, small patch of insect-damage to joint at base of spine of the fifth volume, else a fine set. Bookseller's label 'Galerie de Bossange Pere' to FEP.
Price
£ 750.00
[SKENE, Alexander]. Memorialls For the Government of the Royall-Burghs in Scotland. With some Overtures laid before the Nobility and Gentry of the several Shyres in this Kingdom. As also, A Survey of the City of Aberdeen, with the Epigrams of Arthur Johnstoun Doctor of Medicin, upon some of our chief Burghs translated into English by I. B.. Printed for John Forbes. 1685. First edition.
288pp. 'A succinct survey of the famous city of Aberdeen', has separate dated title page on leaf N4r. Contemporary calf, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities rubbed, substantial loss and splitting to spine. Damp-staining to top half of title and all preliminary leaves, pen trials to final page of the 'Epistle to the Reader' (p.10), the contents (p.16), blank page preceding second title, bottom margin of p.280, and to text on p.288, near contemporary ink inscription to recto of FFEP, 'Aberdeen Surveyor Mr. Jn. Taylor's Booke 1697' with initial's 'JT' stamped to centre of upper and lower boards.
Price
£ 350.00