Recent Acquisitions

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.
Price
£ 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.
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£ 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.
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£ 225.00
ORCZY, Baroness. The Emperor's Candlesticks. A tale. Greening and Co., Ltd.. 1905.
288pp. With half-title. Original publisher's cloth, lettered in gilt and black with device in black to upper board. Rubbed, slight loss to sunned spine. Leaves lightly toned with occasional spots of foxing. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to recto of FFEP, 'To R. Barber with fond love from Emmuska Orczy, 1905' and again to half-title, 'With my dear love Emmuska Orczy, May 1905'.
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£ 250.00
ORCZY, Baroness. 'Skin O'My Tooth' His Memoirs, by his Confidential Clerk. Hodder and Stoughton. [1928]. First edition.
307pp, [8] publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's light blue cloth, lettered in black, dustwrapper. Very minor rubbing to extremities, slight bubbling of cloth to boards, light browning to head and foot of spine, wrapper extensively sympathetically restored and a trifle creased and dust soiled. A little browning to blank endpapers, occasional spot of mild foxing in places, overall internally clean and crisp. A very good copy, with the scarcely seen English edition dustwrapper.
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£ 750.00
[IRELAND]. Speeches of the Right Honorable Henry Grattan, with prefatory observations. The whole comprising a brief review of the most important political events in the history of Ireland. Printed for H. Fitzpatrick. 1811. First edition.
Volume one, all published. [4], xcvi, [2], 415pp, [1], x. An unsophisticated copy, uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbing to spine with loss to head and foot, splitting to joints, chipping to lettering-piece, boards a trifle marked, corners bumped. Ink ownership inscription to FEP, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
[IRELAND]. Speeches of the Right Honorable Henry Grattan, with prefatory observations. The whole comprising a brief review of the most important political events in the history of Ireland. Printed for H. Fitzpatrick. 1811. First edition.
Volume one, all published. [4], xcvi, [2], 415pp, [1], x. Uncut an unsophisticated copy in original publisher's blue paper backed green paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed with loss to spine, lettering-piece chipped, boards slightly sunned and soiled, corners bumped. Sporadic foxing throughout, slight marginal loss to N2, near contemporary ink inscription to head of title.
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£ 200.00
O'MEARA, Barry. Napoleon in exile; or, A Voice from St. Helena. The opinions and reflections of Napoleon on the most important events of his life and government, in his own words. Printed for W. Simpkin and R. Marshall. 1822. Second edition.
In two volumes. xx, [1], xxvi-xxxii, 512; [4], 542pp. With 4pp publisher's catalogue to Vol I. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume and two engraved plates. Uncut in original publisher's two tone plain paper boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. Extremities a trifle rubbed, extensive loss to spines and lettering-pieces. Internally clean and crisp, ink ownership inscriptions to head of titles.
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£ 150.00
[HUDSON, Marianne Spencer Stanhope]. Almack's a novel. Saunders and Otley. 1827. Third edition.
In three volumes. xi, [1], 390; [4], 413, [3]; [4], 346pp. With half-titles, a terminal advertisement leaf to Vol. II, and a 4pp. publisher's catalogue bound to Vol. I. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. A trifle rubbed, splitting to spines and joints. Contemporary ink ownership inscriptions to FEPs of all volumes; 'Richd. Jebb / Chirk - 1827', occasional light foxing, overall a very good copy.
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£ 150.00
DUCRAY-DUMINEL, M. [Francois-Guillaume]. Victor, ou l'enfant de la foret. Chez le Prieur, Libraire. [1798]. Third edition.
Four volumes. 242, [2]; 257, [1]; 275, [1]; 325pp, [1]. With half-title and engraved frontispiece to each volume. Finely bound in contemporary red half-morocco over marbled boards, gilt. Slightly rubbed to spines, bumping to corners. Marbled endpapers. Early ink inscription of E. Matheiu to head of each title, occasional marginal loss to text blocks.
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£ 250.00
BARTELL, Edmund. Hints for picturesque improvements in ornamented cottages, and their scenery: including some observations on the labourer and his cottage. In three essays... Printed for J. Taylor. 1804. First edition.
[3], vi-xvi, 140pp. With six engraved plates. Without half-title. [Bound after:] CRABBE, George. Poems. London. Printed for J. Hatchard, 1808. Third edition. [3], xxvii, 258pp. 8vo. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Heavily rubbed, some surface loss, burn-marks, chipping to lettering-piece. Ink ownership inscription to head of first title 'Mathew 1808'.
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£ 300.00
[PITT, William]. Letters written by the late Earl of Chatham to his nephew Thomas Pitt, Esq. (Afterwards Lord Camelford) then at Cambridge. Reprinted for H. Dieterich. 1805.
xxx, [2], 104pp. Contemporary marbled boards, paper lettering-piece to spine. Rubbed, with slight surface loss. Later inscription to FFEP.
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£ 150.00
WALLACE, Robert. Characteristics of the Present Political State of Great Britain. Printed for A. Millar. 1758. First Edition.
[4], 256pp. With half-title (misbound after unsigned B1). A crisp and handsome copy in contemporary calf, gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Very slight rubbing, small crack to head of spine at lower joint, else fine. With armorial bookplate of Sir Edmund Antrobus to FEP, light marginal marking to preliminaries.
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£ 250.00
BURKE, Right Hon. Edmund. Two letters addressed to a member of the present Parliament, on the proposals for peace with the regicide directory of France. Printed for F. and C. Rivington. 1796. Fourth Edition.
[4], 188pp. With half-title. Uncut, stitched as issued. Light dust soiling to half-title and final page, occasional spots of foxing.
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£ 100.00
SMITH, Rev. Sydney. Ballot. Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans. 1839. Second edition.
46pp, [2], [8] ads. Unbound. Some dust-soiling, occasional foxing.
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£ 50.00
CULLEN, Alex[ander]. Adventures in socialism: New Lanark establishment and Orbiston Community. John Smith and Son, Ltd.. 1910. First edition.
xv, [1], 329pp, [1]. With half -title, four photogravure plates, and a folding lithographic plan. Title in red and black. Finely bound in contemporary red half-morocco, red cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Minor wear to extremities. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp. Inscribed to half-title; 'Alex. Cullen'.
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£ 175.00
KATER, Henry. A Description of a Vertical Floating Collimator; and an account of its application to astronomical observations with a circle and with a zenith telescope. Printed by Richard Taylor. 1828. First offprint edition.
[3], 258-289pp, [1]. With two engraved plates illustrating the device. Recent black buckram, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page; 'Presented by the author, at / Bedford, in Nov. 1828'.
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£ 125.00
CULLEN, William. Nosology: or, a systematic arrangement of diseases, by classes, orders, genera, and species; with the distinguishing characteristics of each, and outlines of the systems of Sauvages, Linnaeus, Vogel, Sagar, and Macbride. Printed by C. Stewart and Co. for William Creech. 1800. Second edition.
[6], xxi, [2], 24-238pp. With a folding table showing a 'synoptical view of the classes, orders, and genera'. Contemporary calf re-backed and re-cornered in recent tan calf with contemporary contrasting red morocco lettering-piece laid down. Rubbed, with loss to boards showing the necessity for later restoration. Very small tear to head of folding table, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00