Recent Acquisitions

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
FLATMAN, Thomas. Poems and Songs. Printed by S. and B.G. for Benjamin Took.... 1676. Second edition.
[38], 141pp, [1]. Finely bound in early twentieth-century half blue morocco, gilt, over marbled boards. Slight marking to title; ink inscription of Tho. Mort, with the price he paid later washed out.
Price
£ 450.00
WRIGHT, A[ndrew] B[iggs]. An essay towards a history of Hexham: in three parts: illustrating its Ancient and its Present State, civil and ecclesiastical economy, antiquities and statistics, With Descriptive Sketches of the scenery and natural history of the neighbourhood. Printed and published by W. Davidson. 1823. First edition.
xi, [1], 246pp. With an engraved folding plate bound as frontispiece and one further engraved plate. Uncut in original publisher's paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbed with some surface loss, damp-staining to spine, spots of soiling, upper joint cracked with lower starting. Internally clean and crisp but for occasional light foxing.
Price
£ 100.00
WOTTON, Sr. Hen. Reliquiae Wottonianae. Or, a collection of lives, letters, poems; with characters of Sundry Personages: And other Incomparable Pieces of Language and Art. Printed by Thomas Maxey. 1651. First edition.
[60], 540pp. With engraved portrait frontispiece and three further engraved portraits. Finely bound in nineteenth-century blue morocco, spine richly gilt in compartments, by R. Wallis. Marbled endpapers. A fine copy, with only the slightest of shelf-wear. Occasional early manuscript notes washed away during nineteenth-century binding work. Book label of Wm. Major Scott, MA and bookplate of Bibliotheca Piscatoria Lynniana to FEP, further book label of Nicholas Wall to REP.
Price
£ 750.00
RICHARDSON, Joseph. Literary relics of the late Joseph Richardson...consisting of the comedy of the fugitive, and a few short poems; with a sketch of the life of the author... Printed for J. Ridgway. 1807. First edition.
xiv, [6], 176pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and a list of subscribers. Handsomely bound in contemporary morocco backed marbled boards cornered in vellum, gilt. Rubbed, slight chipping to spine. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp. Subscriber's copy, from the library of the Earl of Guilford, with his armorial bookplate to FEP.
Price
£ 125.00
[ACTS - K. William III]. Anno Regni Gulielmi III. Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae & Hiberniae...[An Act for the better Security of His Majesties Royal Person and Government]. Printed By Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, deceas'd; Printers to the Kings most Excellent Majesty. 1696.
[2], 551-566pp, [2]. With terminal blank. Uncut and stitched as issued, housed within buckram-backed marbled folding folio, title label to upper board. Some marginal creasing and marking.
Price
£ 300.00
[HOLLAR, Wenceslaus]. DOLBEN, J.. A sermon preached before the King, Aug. 14. 1666. Being the Day of Thanksgiving for the late Victory at Sea. Printed for Timothy Garthwait. 1666. First edition.
xxxii pp. With large (perhaps indeed over-large) engraved vignette by Wenceslaus Hollar, 'fecit 1666' to title. Stitched into later blue paper wrappers. Creasing to wrappers and a very little marginal chipping to fore-edge of title.
Price
£ 250.00
MARSHALL, C. R.. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Vol. XLVII. - Part II. - (No. 13). The pharmacological action of tutu, the toot plant of new zealand. Published by Robert Grant & Son. 1910.
287-316pp. Original publisher's printed paper wraps. Very slight wear to extremities. Text-block detached from wrapper. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to head of upper wrap; 'With the author's compliments'.
Price
£ 50.00
ANSTEY, C[hristopher]. Ad C. W. Bampfylde, Arm: epistola poetica familiaris, in qua continentur Tabulae quinque ab eo excogitatae, quae personas repraesentant poematis cujusdam anglicani, cui titulus An election ball. Impensis Auctoris excudebat S. Hazard. 1776. First edition.
42pp. With an engraved title vignette and five engraved illustrations in the text. Stitched, as issued. Light toning to title and terminal leaf, offsetting from engravings, some marginal chipping and minor tearing, occasional spots of dust-soiling.
Price
£ 250.00
MILTON, John. DUNSTER, Charles. Paradise regained, a poem, in four books...A new edition, with notes of various authors, By Charles Dunster, M.A.. Printed for T. Cadell, Jun, and W. Davies, (successors to Mr. Cadell). 1795. First Dunster Edition.
[4], iv, [4], 280pp. With large folding map of the Mediterranean and Middle East as frontispiece. Uncut in recent half calf over marbled boards, contrasting title label, gilt. Very slight rubbing to spine, else a fine copy. A little marginal worming to preliminaries. With attractive contemporary bookplate of S. Harward's Circulating Library, Colonnade Buildings, Cheltenham to FEP, inscribed 'Presented to me by the Editor, C.D.'
Price
£ 275.00
[CATALOGUES]. GUILDHALL LIBRARY. Corporation of London art gallery. Descriptive catalogue of the loan collection of pictures. Prepared by A.G. Temple, F.S.A., Director of the Art Gallery of the Corporation of London. John James Baddeley, Esq, Chairman. [Printed by Blades, East and Blades]. 1894. First Edition.
126pp. Finely bound in contemporary red crushed morocco, gilt, with gilt armorial and titling to upper board. Marbled endpapers. T.E.G., others uncut. Slightly rubbed to extremities, joints, surfaces, small chip at head of spine.
Price
£ 150.00
JAMES I. Jacobi Primi Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae, et Hiberniae Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. [Greek title]. Sive regia institutio ad Henricum Principem primogenitum Filium suum, & haeredem proximum. Excudebat Johannes Norton, Serenissimae Regiae Majestati in Latinis, Graecis, & Hebraicis Typographus. 1604. First Latin Edition.
[34], 139pp, [3]. With terminal blank. Finely bound in twentieth-century calf-backed boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Title slightly dusty, else fine. Single Latin note in manuscript to verso of terminal blank.
Price
£ 750.00
NECKER, M.. De l'importance des opinions religieuses. [s.n.]. 1788. First edition.
[4], 544pp. With half-title Contemporary polished calf, gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. A trifle rubbed to spine, extremities, else a fine copy. From the Dukes of Devonshire library at Chatsworth, with bookplate to FEP and crowned D to head of spine.
Price
£ 250.00
PHAEDRUS. DANET, Pierre. Phaedri augusti caesaris liberti fabularum aesopiarum libri quinque. Interpretatione & Notis illustravit Petrus Danet academicus. Jussu christianissimi regis, in usum serenissimi delphini. Impensis Benj. Tooke, & Tho. Cockeril. 1688. First Danet edition.
[24], 72pp, [48]. With terminal blank. Contemporary sheep. Worn, spine chipped, boards holding strong. Some light damp staining. Small rust hole to E2, a small wormhole to lower gutter margin occasionally clipping text, neither with loss of sense. Early inscription of Henry Todd to title.
Price
£ 200.00
COWPER, William. An account of the work of grace Upon the soul of The Right Reverend Father in God, William Cowper, Formerley Lord Bishop of Galloway. With Some relation of the Success and Opposition his Lordship met with in the Work of the Ministry. Written by his own Pen, in the Year 1616. Printed and Sold by E. Cook. 1766. First separate edition.
24pp. Stitched within contemporary (original?) blue paper wraps. Slight surface wear, else fine.
Price
£ 100.00
EDGEWORTH, Maria. Early lessons. Frank. Part I.[-IV]. Printed for J. Johnson. 1809.
112; 110; 91, [2]; [4], 96pp. With half-title to each part. [Bound with:] EDGEWORTH, Maria. Early lessons. The little dog trusty; the orange man; and the cherry orchard. London. Printed for J. Johnson, 1809. 109pp. With half-title 16mo. Five parts bound in one. Contemporary calf, gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Lacking upper board and FFEP, lower board detached, some wear to spine. Some shaving, without loss of sense.
Price
£ 175.00