Recent Acquisitions

DENNISTON, Capt. [James]. The battle of craignilder, a very ancient gallovidian ballad; arranged for publication, with an introduction and notes. Published by R. Cadell; & R. Griffin and Co.. 1832. First edition.
xlix, [3], 54-104pp. Unopened in original publisher's green cloth backed plain paper boards, paper title label. Some rubbing and soiling, slight loss to title label. Internally clean and crisp but for occasional light foxing.
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£ 150.00
AITON, William. A History of the rencounter at Drumclog, and Battle at Bothwell Bridge, in the month of June, 1679, With an account of what is correct, and what is fictitious in the "Tales of my Landlord," respecting these engagements, and reflections on political subjects. Printed by W. M. Borthwick and Co.. 1821. First edition.
[2], 131pp, [2]. With half-title and an engraved folding frontispiece depicting the field of battle. Disbound, leaves uncut. Ink stain to edge of quires, creasing to leaves throughout, short tear to gutter margin of final leaf repaired with clear tape, occasional spots of foxing.
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£ 100.00
[IRELAND, William Henry]. Stultifera Navis; Qua Omnium Mortalium Narratur Stultitia. The Modern Ship of Fools. Aere Perennius. Printed for William Miller. 1807. First edition.
xxiv, 295pp, [9]. With half-title, a folding hand-coloured engraved frontispiece by John Augustus Atkinson in imitation of Rowlandson, and four terminal advertisement leaves. Contemporary speckled calf, black morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Rubbed to extremities, slight splitting to joints. Recent bookplate of Percival F. Hinton to FEP, an internally immaculate copy.
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£ 150.00
[AGRICULTURE]. Pursuits of agriculture; a satirical poem, in three cantos. With notes. Printed for John Joseph Stockdale. 1808. First edition.
Three volumes in one, with continuous pagination. 249, [2], 8pp. With a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Uncut in recent tan cloth-backed plain paper boards. Very minor wear to extremities. Occasional light marginal dust-soiling.
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£ 150.00
[POISONING]. Illustrated and unabridged edition of The Times report of the Trial of William Palmer, for poisoning John Parsons Cook, at Rugeley. From the short-hand notes taken in the central criminal court from day to day.. Ward and Lock. 1856. First Edition.
184pp. Engraved folding frontispiece depicting the trial in progress within court, an engraved title vignette, numerous engraved illustrations both full- and double-page and within text throughout. Original publishers yellow printed paper wraps. Spine rubbed with slight loss to head and foot, soiling to wrap edges. Occasional spots of foxing to text.
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£ 150.00
[MOORE, Thomas]. Tom Crib's memorial to congress. With a preface, notes, and appendix. By one of the fancy. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. 1819. First edition.
xxxi, 88pp. With half-title. Original publisher's tan paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbed, joints cracked, some loss to spine and lettering-piece. Bookplate of Percival F. Hinton to FEP, short ink line to p.24 just touching text.
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£ 125.00
NICHOL, Walter. The villa-garden directory, or monthly index of work, to be done in town and villa gardens, shrubberies and parterres: with hints on the treatment of shrubs and flowers, usually kept in the green-room, the lobby, and the drawing-room. Printed for Archibald Constable and Co. et al.. 1823. Fourth edition.
xiii, [3], 398pp, [2] ads. With half-title. Largely unopened in original publisher's paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities a trifle rubbed, surface loss to spine, chipping and cracking to lettering-piece, light damp-staining to boards. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 200.00
JAMES, Colonel Sir Henry. Instructions for taking meteorological observations; with tables for their correction, and notes on meteorological phenomena. Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode. 1861. First edition.
52pp. With an engraved frontispiece and 21 hand-coloured plates (three folding). [Bound with:] Table for the reduction of the meteorological observations taken at the stations of the royal engineers. London, Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1861. 34pp. With two folding tables, one of which hand-coloured. 8vo. Original publisher's green cloth recently rebacked, lettered in gilt. Some rubbing to boards, corners bumped. Foxed throughout, ink library stamps and withdrawal stamp of the Meteorological Society to title.
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£ 100.00
OSLER, A. Follett. A description of the Self-Registering anemometer and rain-guage erected at the philosophical institution, birmingham, containing diagrams illustrating the records of storms: together with a notice of simultaneous observations of the direction of the wind at plymouth and birmingham. Printed by James Drake. 1839. First edition.
8pp. Two engraved and one lithographed plate. Stitched within original publisher's printed buff wraps. Some chipping and dog-earing to extremities, glassine paper repairs to spine. Ink inscription and library stamp 'Royal Meteorological Society Symons Bequest' to upper wrap.
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£ 100.00
KIRWAN, Richard. An estimate of the temperature of different latitudes. Printed by J. Davis. 1787. First edition.
viii, 114pp. Later brown cloth with gilt title to spine. Armorial bookplate of the Meteorological Office London to FEP, with ink stamp of same to title. Lightly rubbed.
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£ 250.00
[PERKINS, George]. Clavis homerica, reserans Significationes, Etymologias, Derivationes, Compositiones, & Dialectos omnium vocabulorum, quae in viginti quatuor libris Iliadia Homeris (necnon sere Odysseae) continentur, eodem ordine, quo in ipsis libris leguntur. In gratiam studiosae juventutis. Huic adjicitur brevis Appendix de Dialectis, Authore R.P.N.N. Anglo, Oxoniensi...Opera Ge. Perkins. Typis J. Y. sumptibus Godefridi Emersoni. 1647. Editio tertia [i.e. third edition].
[40], 403pp, [91]. The first and final leaves are blank. Title in red and black. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities soiled and a trifle rubbed. Leaves toned and foxed, extensive annotation to first chapter.
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£ 450.00
[PAPAL EDICTS]. Super residentia Archiepiscoporum, Episcoporum, & Curatorum, ac aliorum beneficia personalem residentiam requirentia obtinentium. Apud Haeredes Antonii Bladii Impressores Camerales. 1585.
Single leaf broadside. Marginal damp-staining/chipping, some early ink markings, several small holes to text - without loss of sense, neat paper repairs to verso.
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£ 200.00
GREGORY XIII. Decretum S. D. N. D. Gregorii Papae XIII. De nullitate omnium dispositionum beneficialium, quae siunt personis prohibitis, propter genus, seu haeresim, aut a fide apostasiam, contra sanctiones, statuta, vel privilegia. [s.n.], [s.d., c.1580].
Single leaf broadside. Lightly creased, worming to foot - touching text without loss of sense, paper flaw to upper corner.
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£ 125.00
GEE, Joshua. Considerations sur le commerce et la navigation de la Grande-Bretagne. Chez Antoine Philibert. 1750. Fourth French edition.
24pp, 215pp, [1]. Uncut. Original publisher's cream limp paper boards, title in manuscript to spine. Rubbed with remnants of paper library shelf labels. Light browning in places.
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£ 250.00
WALKER, J[ohn]. A dictionary of the English language, answering at once the Purposes of rhyming, spelling, and pronouncing. On a Plan not hitherto attempted... Printed for T. Becket. 1775. First edition.
xxiii, [697pp]. Printed in single column. Finely bound in contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, joints starting, slight loss to head of spine. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 175.00
SKINNER, Rev. John. Amusements of Leisure Hours: Or Poetical Pieces, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect: By the Late Reverend John Skinner; At Longside, Aberdeenshire. To Which is Prefixed, a Sketch of the Author's Life, with Some Remarks on Scottish Poetry. Printed By John Moir...and Sold By Stuart Cheyne...by Alexander Brown. 1809. First edition.
144pp. Original publisher's paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed, joints cracked, loss to spine and bumped corners. Ink inscription to title, occasional foxing.
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£ 125.00
DESLANDES, M. [Andre-Francois]. An essay on maritime power and commerce; Particularly those of France. In an epistolary discourse, Address'd to the Count de Maurepas, Secretary of State, and of the Marine. Printed for Paul Vaillant. 1743. First English edition.
xii, 163pp, [1]. Rebound in modern blue paper boards. Ink inscription (Mich. Kearney) to head of title. Browning to leaf margins throughout though not effecting text. Some marginal loss to X4.
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£ 125.00
BAINBRIGGE, [Philip]. Description of an improved sextant, invented by Lieut.-Col. Bainbrigge, A. Q. M. G. Extracted from No. XII. of Morgan and Creuze's "Papers on Naval Architecture, and other Subjects connected with Naval Science.". Printed by Mills, Jowett, and Mills. 1831. First offprint edition.
15pp, [1]. With a folding diagram of the sextant in question bound as frontispiece. Recent lilac paper wraps. Slight creasing to cover. Light spots of foxing in places, mild offsetting from diagram to title, occasional ink annotations to margins and text. Presentation copy, inscribed to half-title 'The Right Honorable Lord John George Beresford, Primate of all Ireland, with the author's most respectful compliments'.
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£ 250.00
[JESUITS]. Compte rendu des constitutions des Jesuites, Par M. Jean-Pierre-Francois de Ripert de Monclair, Procureur General du Roy au Parlement de Provence, les 28 May, 3 & 4 Juin 1762, en execution de l'Arret de la Cour du 15 Mars precedent. [s.n.]. 1762.
310pp, [2], 315pp, [1]. Original publisher's paper boards, contrasting red paper lettering-piece. Extremities lightly rubbed and soiled with some loss to corners. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 200.00
BRISSON, Barnabe. De veteri ritu nuptiarum & jure connubiorum: Barnabas Brissonius, Antonius & Franciscus Hotnianus. Apud Petrum le Grand. 1662.
[4], 504pp, [44]. With and engraved title-page. Contemporary vellum. Light soiling but overall well preserved. Armorial bookplate to FEP of D. A. Freeman with motto 'nil sine magno labore', bookplate of Los Angeles Law Library to recto of FFEP, lightly foxed in parts but overall a clean and crisp copy.
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£ 150.00