Recent Acquisitions

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'.
Price
£ 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'.
Price
£ 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
PECHEY, J.[ohn]. [A] Collection of Chronical Diseases, Viz. The Colick: The Bilious Colick: Hysterick Diseases: The Gout: And the Bloody Urine from the Stone in the Kidnies. Printed by J.R. and are to be Sold by Henry Bonwicke. 1692. First edition.
[8], 152pp. Recent antique style half calf over marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Loss to head of title, causing loss of indefinite article, made good with a neat paper repair, ink border to match. Some browning, staining and marginal worming, somewhat tightly bound at gutter. Small printing flaw to text of I3v.
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£ 325.00
TURNER, John. Two Discourses Introductory to a Disquisition Demonstrating the Unlawfulness of the Marriage of Cousin Germans; From Law, Reason, Scripture, and Antiquity. Printed by H.H. for Walter Kettilby. 1682. First Edition.
[4], 63pp, [1]. [Bound with:] A Letter of Resolution to a Friend, Concerning the Marriage of Cousin Germans. London. Printed by H.H. for Walter Kettilby, 1682. [16], 29pp, [1]. With blank A1 but without final leaf of advertisements, C8. Two works bound in one, recent blue paper boards. Occasional marginal loss and slight shaving to fore-edge notes of first work. Ink inscriptions of Tho. Twisleton to each title, further inscriptions of John and Wm. Chapman to first title.
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£ 225.00
[EQUITABLE LIFE]. The Deed of Settlement of the Society for Equitable Assurances on Lives and Survivorships, As the same is inrolled in His Majesty's Court of King's Bench at Westminster, in the year 1765; with The Bye-laws and Orders. Printed by Taylor and Francis. 1854, [i.e. 1881].. 1881.
vi, 101, 98*-102*, 102**, 102dag, 102dagdag, 102s, 102ss, [2], 102-132, [1], 140-150. Complete despite a most erratic pagination. A handsome copy in contemporary calf, gilt, with longitudinal contrasting morocco lettering-piece. Marbled endpapers and edges. Slightest of wear to extremities, two small ink-blots to upper board.
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£ 150.00
SHERER, Moyle. The story of a life. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green. 1825. First edition.
In two volumes. [3], vi-xii, 316; [2], 364pp. Without half-titles. Ink deletion of three lines to p.60 of Vol. I and two lines to p.110 of Vol. II. [Bound uniformly with:] SHERER, Moyle. Tales of the wars of our times. London. Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1829. First edition. In two volumes. [3], vi-vii, [1], 364; [2], 369pp, [1]. Without half-titles. Single prefatory leaf of Vol. I nearly detached from text-block, first leaf of Vol II text working loose, wax soiling to text p.323 without loss of sense. 8vo. Handsomely bound by Henry George of Bath in contemporary calf, black morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Lightly foxed, occasional spots of marking to margins. Ink ownership inscriptions to blank fly-leaves of both volumes of second work; 'George & Mary Anne / Sherer / Vicarage / Mansfield'.
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£ 200.00
[WINE]. [An Act for repealing the Duties upon Licenses for retailing Wine and Sweets, and upon Licenses for retailing distilled Spiritous Liquors, and for granting other Duties in Lieu thereof]. Printed by Charles Eyre and Andrew Strahan, Printers to the King's most Excellent Majesty. 1790.
[2]. pp-711-730pp. Twentieth-century red morocco, gilt, titled in gilt to upper board. Slight wear to extremities. Reinforcement to gutter margins of text.
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£ 125.00
[SCOTTISH AGRICULTURE]. A Farmer. A Letter to the Edinburgh Society concerning the method of managing outfield ground.. [s.n.]. 1763. First Edition.
19pp, [1]. Disbound, with original stab stitching holes evident. A2/3 biofolium detached. Marginal tear to title, without loss.
Price
£ 200.00
MENGOTTI, Francesco. Del Commercio de'Romani ed il Colbertismo Memorie due del Signor Francesco Mengotti Feltriense. Dalla Stamperia Giuliari. 1797.
[4], 276pp. Near contemporary calf, gilt, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, by Charles Lewis. Rebacked, with much of the original spine laid down; consequent heavy darkening to spine boards owing to the finely pared calf. Richard Heber's copy, lot no. 4627 in the 3rd part of the sale of his library, Sotheby's, Nov 27th 1834. Ink inscription to head of blank fly suggest that Lewis' binding cost 10s 6d, more than double the cost of the uncut volume (4s 6d).
Price
£ 350.00
[WALPOLE, Horace]. The Mysterious Mother. A Tragedy. Printed for John Archer, William Jones, and Richard White. 1791.
x, [3], 6-102pp. Nineteenth-century green half-calf over marbled boards. Rubbing to extremities, chipping to lettering-piece. Bookplate of Nelson Matcham (Lord Nelson's nephew) to FEP.
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£ 200.00
AYLIES, Mr.. Du Systeme Penitentiare et De Ses Conditions Fondamentales. Librairie de Ch. Gosselin Et Ce.. 1837. First Edition?.
[4], iv, 246pp, [2]. Original publisher's printed yellow paper wraps. A trifle rubbed/marked, slight spotting to text, else a fine copy
Price
£ 200.00
[ANON.]. "TEKELI". Poems on Various Subjects. By Tekeli. In Three Parts. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies. 1809. First Edition.
[2], v-xxvii, [2], 139pp, [1]. Lacking half-title. Recent boards.
Price
£ 175.00
[HENDERSON, George]. Petrarca: A Selection of Sonnets from Various Authors. With an introductory dissertation on the origin and structure of the sonnet.. Printed by and for C. and R. Baldwin. 1803. First Edition.
xl, 192pp. With engraved frontispiece and two further plates after drawings by the editor's brother. Handsomely bound in contemporary red half-morocco over paper boards, spine richly gilt. Spine slightly faded and very slightly rubbed, some spotting to plates, else a fine copy.
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£ 275.00
MAXEY, S.. Ruth, A Sacred Eclogue; and Tobit, A Poem. With two select moral tales. Translated from the works, and preceded by the life, of M. de. Florian, member of the academies of France, Madrid, and Florence. Ornamented with engravings. Printed by C. Whittingham...For Vernor and Hood. 1805. First Edition?.
[4], 122pp. With engraved frontispiece and two engraved plates. Contemporary half-calf over marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. A little rubbed, with small chips to foot of spine, bumping to corners. Frontispiece slightly shaved at fore-edge. Ink inscription of Charlotte Ward, dated 1833, to head of title.
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£ 175.00
HERBERT, Hon. Capt. Charles. Translations, Imitations, and other Poems.. Printed for T. Reynolds and Sons...by J. Gold. 1808. First Edition.
viii, 149pp, [3]. With half-title and terminal errata leaf. Contemporary diced calf. Rubbed to extremities, slight cracking to joints. Marbled endpapers
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£ 200.00
[DIBDIN, Charles. The Elder].. The Lion and the Water-Wagtail: A Mock Heroic Poem, in three cantos. By Castigator. Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones.. 1809. First Edition.
[4], 174pp, [2]. With terminal advertisement leaf. Uncut in original publisher's blue paper boards, rebacked. Boards somewhat rubbed, some light soiling to page edges. Bookplate of Percival F. Hinton to FEP. Ink inscriptions to FEP and title, the latter mostly rubbed away.
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£ 175.00
COWPER, William. GUION, Mme de la Mothe. Poems Translated from the French of Madame de la Mothe Guion, By the late William Cowper...To which are added Some Original poems of Mr. Cowper, not inserted in his Works.. Printed and Sold by J. Wakefield.... 1801. First Edition.
xii, 131pp, [1]. Uncut in the original publisher's two-tone paper boards, paper lettering-piece. Rubbed, with some loss to spine, cracking to joints and fading to boards, else a fine copy. Contemporary gift inscription to FEP.
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£ 325.00
WEBB, John. Haverhill, a Descriptive Poem, and Other Poems. Printed for the Author and sold by J. Nunn. 1810. First Edition.
6, [18], 119pp, [1]. Uncut in original publisher's two tone blue paper boards, paper lettering-piece to spine. Rubbed, with loss to foot of spine and a little cracking to joints. FFEP excised, tear to REP, ink inscription of 'Thomas Iveson Frost...1823' to FEP.
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£ 250.00
CAREY, David. Poems, Chiefly Amatory. Printed by Swan and Son...For J. Blacklock...and sold by Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe. 1807. First Edition.
vi, [4], vii-xi, [1], 127pp, [1]. With half-title and engraved frontispiece, four leaves of advertisements bound within preliminaries. Uncut and unopened in original publisher's buff paper boards, paper lettering-piece to spine. Very slight marking to boards, offsetting to title, else a fine unsophisticated copy. Bookplate of Percival F. Hinton to FEP.
Price
£ 225.00