Recent Acquisitions

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.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 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.
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. 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.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 250.00
[COURT AND CITY REGISTER]. The court and city register. For the year 1753. Containing, I. New and Correct Lists of both Houses of Parliament. II. The Court Register. III. Lists of the Army and Navy. Printed for and sold by J. Barnes et al.. 1753. Seventeenth edtion.
[82], 210pp. With three folding charts showing lists of the vacant seats in the House of Commons, and the pay for officers in His Majesty's land forces and the Royal Navy respectively. 'Rider's British Merlin' calendar printed in red and black. Handsomely bound in contemporary black morocco, richly gilt, marbled endpapers, A.E.G.. Extremities a trifle rubbed with some surface loss to upper board. Ink and pencil inscriptions from the practising of calligraphy to front- and rear-endpapers - with offsetting from one example to head of title.
Price
£ 300.00
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.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 125.00
[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.
Price
£ 50.00
[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.
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£ 75.00
WATTS, Isaac. Divine songs attempted in easy language for the use of children. Printed for J. G. & F. Rivington. [c.1830].
iv, [1], 6-66pp, [6] ads. Contemporary brown paper boards. Extremities rubbed with loss to spine and spots of soiling to boards. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
AIKIN, John. BARBAULD, Anna Laetitia. Miscellaneous pieces, in prose... Printed for J. Johnson. 1792. Third edition.
[4], 266pp. Without terminal advertisement leaf. Attractively bound in contemporary tree-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Extremities a rifle rubbed. Very light marking to title, marginal ink-spotting to p.85. From the library of Sir John Gladstone, with 'Fasque' bookplate to FEP.
Price
£ 125.00
GOODMAN, Walter. The Keeleys on the stage and at home. Richard Bentley and Son. 1895. First edition.
xiv, 357pp, [1]. With two portrait engravings from photographs, one as frontispiece and one plate, depicting Mary Anne Keeley and Fanny Stirling respectively, and a further 16 plates of black and white illustrations. Original publisher's green cloth with gilt device and lettering, decorated endpapers. Lightly rubbed, slight loss to foot of spine with spots of soiling in places. Bookplate of R.G.E. Sandback to FEP. Occasional ink annotation to margins. With three ALSs affixed to recto of FFEP addressed to Punch editor F. C. Burnand (1836-1917) from Mary Anne Keeley (1805-1899).
Price
£ 200.00
MYLNE, James. Poems, consisting of miscellaneous pieces and two tragedies. Printed for William Creech and sold by T. Cadell. 1790. First edition.
8pp, xxiii, [1], 435pp, [1]. With a list of subscribers. Uncut, bound in recent calf-backed brown cloth boards with contrasting blue lettering-piece. Very slightly rubbed. Ink inscription to recto of FFEP reading 'Lochill in Haddingtonshire', light marginal soiling in places but overall a clean and crisp copy.
Price
£ 250.00