Recent Acquisitions

[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
GRANT, Mrs. Poems on various subjects. Printed for the Author by J. Moir. 1803. First edition.
447pp. With a list of subscribers. Uncut in recent calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
DONN, James. PURSH, Frederick. Hortus Cantabrigiensis; or, a catalogue of plants indigenous and exotic. Printed by Richard and Arthur Taylor, for White, Cochrange, and Co.... 1815. Eighth edition.
[4], 355pp, [1]. Handsomely bound in contemporary speckled calf. Neat repair to lower joint at base of spine, very slightest of rubbing to extremities, else a fine copy. With the armorial bookplate of S.F. Granad, with motto 'Time Tryeth Truth', ink inscription of the same to head of title/p.9, and small pin-prick book-stamp to title and initial leaves of text.
Price
£ 125.00
[DEFOE, Daniel, attrib.] . An account of some Remarkable Passages in the life of a Private Gentleman; With reflections thereon. In three parts. Relating to Trouble of Mind; some violent Temptations; and a Recovery: In order to awaken the Presumptuous, convince the Sceptick, and encourage the Despondent.... Printed by J. Downing: And are to be Sold by N. Cliff and D. Jackson. 1711. Second edition.
xxii, [2], 334pp, [2]. With terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary blind-ruled calf. Slightly rubbed, spine a trifle creased, morocco lettering-piece perished. Small paper label '2781' to head of spine. Browning to endpapers, occasional marking to text and some (mostly marginal) damp-staining at rear. Eighteenth-century ink inscriptions of John Dunlop to FFEP and head of title.
Price
£ 600.00
[BOHUN, Edmund]. The history of the desertion, or An account of all the publick affairs in England, from the beginning of September 1688. to the twelfth of February following. With an answer to a piece call’d The desertion discussed: in a letter to a country gentleman. By a person of quality.. Printed for Ric. Chiswell. 1689. First edition.
[8], 168pp. With half-title. Bound by W. H. Woods of Manchester in nineteenth-century half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed, with loss to head and foot of spine. Marbled endpapers, very slight loss to top corner of first four leaves, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 175.00
[ROYAL NAVY]. Proceedings on the trial of Admiral Keppel, by a Court-Martial, held at Portsmouth, Thursday, Jan. 7, 1779. To which is prefixed, Sir Hugh Palliser's Address to the Public, Published preceding the Trial. Attentively revised and corrected by Gentlemen of the Law and Navy. Printed for the Booksellers. [1779?]. First edition.
iv, 50pp. Recent tan cloth with gilt title to spine. Spots of soiling to boards. Ink stamp (Hastings public library) to recto of title. Early ink numerals to title. Creasing to leaves throughout with occasional short tears at margins - in no place effecting text, small hole to I1 with slight loss of text, loss to corner of final leaf with loss of text though no loss of sense.
Price
£ 200.00
MOXON, Joseph. A tutor to astronomie and geographie. Or an Easie and speedy way to know the use of both the globes, Celestial and Terrestrial. In six books. The first teaching the Rudiments of Astronomie and Geographie. The Shewing of the Globe; the solution of 2. Astronomical & Geographical Prob. 3. Problemes in Navigation. 4. Astrological Problemes. 5. Gnomonical Problemes. 6. Trigonometrical Prolemes.... Printed by Joseph Moxon. 1670. Second edition, corrected and enlarged.
[8], 272pp, [8]. With an additional engraved title and wood-cut illustrations in the text. Contemporary calf. Heavily rubbed, some loss to spine, corners bumped. Hinges cracked, substantial loss to blank pastedowns, additional engraved title laid down with some marginal loss and red wax soiling, sporadic dust soiling throughout, occasional ink annotations and markings, occasional damp-staining, particularly to top half of leaves of gatherings L-O and bottom half of gathering Oo.
Price
£ 750.00
ROWE, Elizabeth. The Miscellaneous Works, in Prose and Verse...to which are added, Poems on Several Occasions, By Mr. Thomas Rowe. And to the Whole is prefixed, An Account of the Lives and Writings of the authors. Printed for Henry Lintot. 1750. Third edition, corrected.
Two volumes. [10], xcvi, 264pp; [4], 180, 344pp. Contemporary full calf, five raised bands, gilt; with custom slipcase comprising red cloth gate-fold boards housed in red morocco backed marbled paper box with gilt titles, made to resemble a two volume work. Oddly the date on the case is erroneously given as 1756. Slipcase worn at edges. Rubbed, with some loss to both volumes at head and foot of spine, slight surface loss to boards. Early printed book label of M. General Adams to FEP of both volumes, ink inscription of "Catherine Barton 1752" to recto of both FFEPs, loss to bottom edge of B5 of volume two - touching text with some loss of sense.
Price
£ 150.00
GRAILE, John. Sacra privata In duas Partes distributa: quaram una Tractatum continet de Religiosa Solitudine, Privatis Precibus aliisque Officiis piis, cum Doctrinae Studio conjungendis. Altera Varias id genus Preces, Literatorum (in primis Juniorum) Pietati augendae destinatas. Typis J.L. Impensis autem Gualteri Kettilby. 1699. First edition.
[16], 141, [7], 183pp, [3]. Without terminal blank leaf. Contemporary panelled sheep. Rebacked in later calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, with loss to extremities. Some loss and perforation to FFEP, small paper flaws to E3 and G4 with slight loss of text. Ink inscriptions of Hugo Pigot to FEP (dated 1710) and title, with latin motto inscribed to FFEP.
Price
£ 200.00
MIRAFLORES, Manuel Pando Fernandez De Pinedo, marquis de. Apuntes historico-criticos para escribir la historia de la revolucion de espana, desde el ano 1820 hasta 1823. En la Oficina de Ricardo Taylor. 1834. First London edition.
vii, [1], xxi, [1], 249pp. [Bound with:] MIRAFLORES, Manuel Pando Fernandez De Pinedo, marquis de. Documentos a los que se hace referencia en los apuntes historico-criticos sobre la revolucion de espana. Londres. En la Oficina de Ricardo Taylor, 1834. In two volumes. [1], 8; viii, 326, [2], vi, 370pp. Contemporary marbled sheep, gilt. Rubbed, slight surface loss. Marbled endpapers, loss to corner of FFEP, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
[HOGARTH, William]. Biographical anecdotes of William Hogarth; and a catalogue of his works chronologically arranged; with occasional remarks. Printed by and for J. Nichols. 1781. First edition.
66, 67*-68*, 67-157pp. Contemporary half-russia, gilt, marbled boards. Rubbed, with cracking to joints (though boards strongly attached), chipping to head of spine. Internally crisp but for occasional spotting. With the armorial bookplate of W. Holland Edwards to FEP.
Price
£ 200.00
HARDINGE, George. Biographical anecdotes of Daniel Wray, Esq. F.R.S. and F.S.A.. Printed by Nichols, Son, and Bentley. [1817]. First edition.
168pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and one engraved plate - a silhouette of Wray. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt, A.E.G., marbled endpapers. Extremities rubbed, damp-staining to lower board, loss to lettering-piece. Occasional browning to leaf margins.
Price
£ 125.00
WHELER, R.B.. A guide to Stratford-upon-Avon. Printed and Sold by J. Ward. 1814. First abridged edition.
[4], 160pp. With an engraved folding plan of the area bound as frontispiece. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, gilt. Rubbed, splitting to joints, loss to head and foot of spine. Ink ownership inscription to head of title, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
JOVELLANOS, Gaspar de. A sus compatriotas memoria En que se rebaten las calumnias divulgadas contra los individuos de la junta central. Y Se da razon de la conducta y opiniones del autor desde que recobro su libertad con notas y apendices. En la Oficina de D. Franciso Candido Perez Prieto. 1811.
In two parts. [20], cxxxi, [1]; clvi. Recent vellum-backed marbled boards, lettered in gilt, with contemporary marbled paper wraps bound-in. Minor wear to extremities. Internally clean and crisp. Later ink inscription to recto of blank FFEP, contemporary ink inscription to upper marbled wrap of British Conservative politician R.H. Clive.
Price
£ 300.00
VARGAS Y PONCE, Josef de. Varones ilustres de la marina Espanola. Vida de don Pedro Nino, primer conde de Buelna. Imprenta Real. 1807. First edition.
xi, [1], 292pp. With half-title. Recent vellum backed marbled boards, lettered in gilt, with contemporary marbled paper wrappers tipped-in. Minor wear to extremities. Armorial bookplate of 'Robert Henry Clive' to upper wrapper, later ink inscription to half-title, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
DIGBY, Sir Kenelm. Of bodies, and of Mans Soul. To discover the immortality of reasonable souls. With two Discourses Of the Powder of Sympathy, and Of the Vegetation of Plants. Printed by S.G. and B.G. for John Williams. 1669. Fourth edition.
[56], 439, [11], 231pp. Recent antique-style calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slight marking to title and final leaf, else a crisp unpressed copy.
Price
£ 600.00