Recent Acquisitions

[SEWARD, William]. Anecdotes of distinguished persons, chiefly of the present and two preceding centuries. Printed for T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies. 1798. Fourth edition.
In four volumes. With an engraved frontispiece to each volume, nine engraved plates, three leaves of facsimile handwriting, and seven leaves of engraved music. Contemporary marbled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces, spines richly gilt. Rubbed, some minor loss to head of spines, slight splitting to joints. Lightly spotted/toned, some worming to rear endpapers of Vol. I. 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 booklabel of his country estate Fasque to all FEPs.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 300.00
[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.
Price
£ 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
BENTLEY, Samuel. Poems on various occasions: consisting of original pieces and translations. Printed for the Author, by J. D. Cornish. 1774. First edition.
[2], xxiv, 205pp, [1]. Without half-title. Contemporary calf, recently rebacked, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Boards rubbed with some surface loss. Hinges cracked, ink inscriptions to recto of FFEP and head of title, occasional light dust-soiling.
Price
£ 150.00
THOMPSON, William. Poems on several occasions, To which is added gondibert and birtha, a tragedy. Printed at the Theatre. 1757. First edition.
[12], 444pp. With an errata slip. Contemporary calf, recently rebacked, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities a trifle rubbed and soiled. Armorial bookplate of Wn. Butler to FEP, near contemporary ink annotations to blank fly leaves.
Price
£ 150.00
[LIGER, Louis]. La nouvelle maison rustique, ou economie generale de tous les biens de campagne; la maniere de les entretenir et de les multiplier... Chez Desaint. 1772. Dixieme edition [i.e. Tenth edition].
In two volumes. viii, 760; vii, [1], 756pp, [1]. With 38 woodcut plates, and numerous woodcut illustrations in the text. Contemporary calf, spines richly gilt, all edges red. Heavily rubbed, loss to head and foot of spines, slight splitting to joints. Marbled endpapers, bookplates of 'Edgar Mac Culloch' to front pastedowns alongside ink-stamps of' Elizabeth College Library Guernsey', ink ownership inscriptions to title, lightly foxed, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 300.00
BOURNE, Vincent. Miscellaneous poems: consisting of originals and translations. Printed for W. Ginger...And sold by J. Dodsley...and W. Johnson. 1772.
xvi, 352pp. Parallel English and Latin text. With a list of subscribers. Uncut in contemporary marbled calf, later rebacked to style, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. A trifle rubbed, wear to corners. Short marginal tear to C2, slightest of browning, overall an internally clean and crisp copy.
Price
£ 125.00
[FORRESTER, Alexander]. Cases in equity During the Time of the late Lord Chancellor Talbot: with tables, of the Names of Cases, and Principal Matters. Printed by Henry Lintot...for T. Waller. 1741. First edition.
vi, 286pp, [18]. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, brown morocco lettering-piece. Some rubbing, surface loss to boards. Recent armorial bookplate of 'Tervoe' to FEP, very occasional spotting, deleted ink annotation to title. Extensive manuscript annotations to margins throughout, presumably in the hand of William Thomas Mansoll whose ink inscription appears at the head of the title-page.
Price
£ 350.00
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.
Price
£ 250.00
[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