Recent Acquisitions

[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
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
[FINCH, Richard]. A defence of the Rev. Mr. Whitefield's Doctrine of Regeneration: in answer to the Rev. Mr. Land. Designed to correct his Mistakes, to wipe off his Aspersions, and prevent his doing Mischief among the Common People. In a letter to Mr. Land. By a Member of one of the Religious Societies: To whose Perusal it is seriously recommended. Printed for T. Cooper. 1739. First edition.
[4], iii, [1], 24pp. With half-title. [Bound with:] Seasonable advice to a Young Clergyman; in a letter from a Gentleman in the Country, to His Kinsman in London, Just enter'd into Orders, London, Printed for E. Comyns, 1740. [4], 48pp. With half-title. [And:] A Congratulatory Letter to the Revd. Dr. Trapp: Occasioned by his Four Sermons against enthusiasm. In which the Revd. Mr. Bates's Notions of the Co-operation of the Spirit are examined and refuted, London, Printed for J. Roberts, 1739. [4], 112pp. With half-title. [And:] A Defence of a Congratulatory Letter to the reverend Dr. Trapp, &c. In Reply to a late Pamphlet, intituled, Quakero-Methodism, &c. by James Bate...Wherein His Calumnies, Misrepresentations, and false Reasonings are clearly Demonstrated. To which is prefix'd a previous letter to the Bishop of London, London, Printed for E. Comyns, 1740. xxii, 154pp. [And:] A second letter to the Rev. Mr. Bate, M.A. Rector of St. Paul's Deptford. Occasioned by The Weekly Miscellany, of Saturday May 3. 1740., London, Printed for E. Comyns, 1740. [4], 56pp. With half-title. 8vo. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt. Rubbed, with some surface loss to boards and further loss to head and foot of spine, corners bumped. Overall internally clean and crisp but for occasional light browning to leaves.
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
[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.
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£ 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
[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
[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
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.
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£ 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
[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