Recent Acquisitions

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.
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£ 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.
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£ 175.00
ATKYNS, Sir Robert. An enquiry into the power of dispensing with penal statutes. Together with some Animadversions upon A Book writ by Sir Edw. Herbert, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, entituled, A Short Account of the Authorities in Law, upon which judgment was given in Sir Edward Hales's Case. Printed for Timothy Goodwin. 1689. First edition.
[2], 58pp, [2]. Without initial advertisement leaf or terminal blank leaf. Stitched in recent tan paper wraps. Minor wear to extremities. Sporadic light foxing and dust-soiling, occasional chipping to margins, marginal loss to final leaf, very small hole to text of final leaf - touching two characters on p.57 and one on p.58 with no loss of sense.
Price
£ 125.00
CRANE, Walter. The Baby's Bouquet. A fresh bunch of old rhymes & tunes. Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd.. [c.1900].
56pp. 11 full-page colour illustrations and numerous illustrated borders throughout. Original publisher's tan cloth backed glazed pictorial boards, decorated endpapers. Light rubbing to extremities. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
DEAN, John. Microscopic anatomy of the lumbar enlargement of the spinal cord. Welch, Bigelow, and Company, Printers to the University. 1861. First Edition.
[4], 21pp, [1]. With four (lithographed?) microscopic plates. Later marbled paper boards with green morocco gilt lettering-piece, with original printed paper upper wrapper bound in. Presentation copy, inscribed 'With the respects of the author' to head of title. Some browning, spotting and damp-staining to text and plates, neat marginal repairs to plates at gutter.
Price
£ 250.00
'A.E.' [i.e. RUSSELL, George William]. Homeward songs by the way. Chiswick Press, Charles Whittingham & Co.. 1894. First edition.
x, [4], 51pp. Contemporary green cloth, gilt. Slight rubbing to extremities. Armorial bookplate of Agnes Jekyll to FEP.
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£ 250.00
LYSAGHT, Edward. Poems by the late Edward Lysaght, Esq, Barrister at Law. Gilbert and Hodges. 1811. First edition.
[2], xxii, [1], iv-xix, [1], 110pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Near contemporary half red morocco, marbled boards, gilt, plain blue endpapers. Rubbed with some surface loss, particularly at joints and corners. Contemporary ink inscription to head of title, slight offsetting to same, occasional spots of foxing.
Price
£ 250.00
MOORE, George. Reminiscences of the Impressionist Painters. The Tower Press Booklets, Number Three. Maunsel & Co.. 1906. First edition.
[14], 9-28pp. Original publisher's green illustrated wraps, housed in custom gate-fold green cloth cover inside of brown morocco backed slipcase, gilt. Rubbing to spine. Armorial bookplate of George Barr McCutcheon to recto of FFEP. Wraps detached from text block with slight chipping and soiling. Ink underlining to one sentence of p.17 with marginal tear to top of same.
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£ 200.00
FIELDING, Henry. An inquiry into the causes of the late Increase of Robbers, &c. With some proposals for Remedying this Growing Evil. In which The Present Reigning Vices are impartially exposed; and the Laws that relate to the Provision for the Poor, and to the Punishment of Felons are largely and freely examined. Printed for G. Faulkner. 1751. First Dublin Edition.
xv, [1], 96pp. Recent blue paper wraps. Neat paper reinforcement to gutter of title. Light ink marking to title, occasional very light staining to margins, else a crisp copy.
Price
£ 250.00
[IRELAND]. The true life of Betty Ireland. With Her Birth, Education, and Adventures. Together with Some Account of her elder Sister Blanch of Britain. Containing, Sundry very curious Particulars. London Printed: Dublin, Reprinted for Peter Wilson. 1753. First Irish edition.
36pp, [4]. With half-title and two advertisement leaves. Recent blue paper wraps. Worn, with slight surface marking and some discolouration, loss to wrap edges. Damp-staining to half-title with ink inscription at head, short tear to margin of title, light dust-soiling and foxing throughout.
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£ 150.00
OLDYS, William. The British Librarian: Exhibiting a compendious review or abstract Of our most Scarce, Useful, and Valuable books in all sciences, as well in manuscript as in print: With many characters, Historical and Critical, of the authors, their antagonists, &c. In a Manner never before attempted And Useful to all readers. With a Complete Index to the Volume. Printed for T. Osborne. 1738. First Collected Edition.
[2], vii, [5], 402pp. Without terminal advertisement leaf. Recent antique style half-calf over marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Occasional spotting to title and text, top-edge darkened. Ink inscription of Wm. Palmer to head of FFEP, which has been salvaged from an earlier binding.
Price
£ 300.00
MONTESQUIEU, Charles-Louis De Secondat. Oeuvres de Montesquieu. Chez Plassan, Regent-Bernard, et Gregoire, de l'imprimerie de Plassan. 1796.
Five volumes. [12], lxxx, 406, [2]; [4], 468, xiv, [2]; [4], 466, iv, [2]; [4], 487, iv; [4], 471, [1], iv. Each volume with half-title, terminal blank to Vols I-III. With frontispiece portrait of the author to Vol I, two maps and 22 engraved plates. A beautifully well margined set, uncut, in handsome contemporary red morocco-backed red paper boards, gilt, with double contrasting green morocco lettering-pieces. A trifle rubbed to extremities, some fading to boards, the occasional tear to boards, else a fine set. Spotting to endpapers. With the etched armorial bookplates of the Portals of Laverstoke to each FEP.
Price
£ 2,000.00
GREVILLE, Robert Kaye. Flora edinensis: or a description of plants growing near edinburgh, arranged according to the linnean system. With a concise introduction to the natural orders of the class cryptogamia... Printed for William Blackwood. 1824. First edition.
lxxxi, [1], 478pp. With four engraved plates. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, gilt. Rubbed. Browning to title, occasional marginal ink annotations, ink notation to RFEP.
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£ 100.00
HOOKER, William Jackson. Flora Scotica; or a description of Scottish plants, arranged both according to the artifical and natural methods. Printed for Richard and Arthur Taylor. 1821. First edition.
In two parts. x, [2], 292, [4], 297pp, [7]. Uncut in original publisher's plain paper boards. Rubbed, some loss to head and foot of spine, splitting to joints, some marking. Upper hinge exposed, lightly foxed. From the library of C. E. Salmon with his ink inscription, dated 1918, to recto of FFEP.
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£ 150.00
[MARSHALL, William]. Planting and Rural Ornament. Being a second edition, with large additions, of planting and ornamental gardening, a practical treatise. Printed for G. Nicol et al.. 1796. Second edition.
In two volumes. xxxii, 408, [8]; xx, 454pp, [6]. With half-titles to both volumes and a terminal advertisement leaf to Vol. II. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, gilt. Remnant of morocco lettering-piece to Vol. I, heavy rubbing and surface loss to spines, splitting to joints. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
[CATECHISM]. A Protestant Catechism: Shewing the principal errors of the Church of Rome. In four parts. I. Of the Rule of Faith....II. Of the Pope's Supremacy, and the Treatment of Hereticks. III. Of Errors in the Worship of God. IV. Of the Sacraments and other Points of Doctrine and Practice. Printed by G. Perrin...Printer to the Society. [c.1784]. Seventh Edition.
24pp. Sewn into early wrappers. Marking to wrappers, with some marginal staining to text. Contemporary ink inscription of Letitia Vance to verso of upper wrap.
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£ 75.00
ITALICUS, Silius. Caji silii italici punicorum libri septemdecim ad optimas editiones collati praemittitur notitia literaria studiis societatis bipontinae. Ex Typographia Societatis. 1784. Editio Accurata.
[2], xxvii, [1], 440pp. Contemporary vellum, gilt, marbled endpapers. Slight browning and some soiling to extremities, boards a trifle warped. Bookplate of William Eustace Bevan to FEP, loss of top half of blank FFEP.
Price
£ 225.00