Recent Acquisitions

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.
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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'.
Price
£ 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.'
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.
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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.
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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
CLEMANGES, Nicholas de. Speculum ecclesiae pontificiae. Nicolaus Clemangis Archidiaconus Baiocensis, doctor S. Theologie Parisiensis, de corrupto Ecclesiae statu.... Impensis Georg. Bishop. 1606. First edition.
[16], 300pp, [6]. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, neatly rebacked to style. Rubbed, with loss to extremities. Ink inscription to FEP, single leaf of manuscript index to blank fly at end.
Price
£ 400.00
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.
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£ 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.
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£ 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
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.
Price
£ 150.00