Recent Acquisitions

[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.
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£ 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.
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£ 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.
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£ 200.00
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
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
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.
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£ 450.00
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.
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£ 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.
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£ 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.
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£ 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.
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£ 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'.
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£ 50.00
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.'
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£ 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.
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£ 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.
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£ 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