Recent Acquisitions

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.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 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'.
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.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 225.00
[DICTIONARY]. An Historical, Genealogical and Poetical Dictionary: containing The Lives and Actions of all the Great Men among the Grecians, Romans, Jews, &c...With the Remarkable Antiquities of the Ancients.... Printed for Henry Rhodes. 1708. Second edition to which is added a supplement.
[380]pp. A reissue of the 1703 edition with a new title page and the addition of a supplement. Contemporary full panelled speckled calf. Rubbed with slight loss to head of spine, corners bumped with further loss. Near contemporary ink inscription (E a Philipps?) and later ink stamp of Lord Milford to FEP, otherwise an internally clean and crisp copy.
Price
£ 150.00
[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.
Price
£ 150.00
BURNET, Gilbert. Some Letters, Containing An Account of what seemed most Remarkable in Travelling through Switzerland, Italy, Some parts of Germany, &c. In the Years 1685 and 1686. Written by G. Burnet, D.D. to the Hoble. R.B.....To which is added, an Appendix, containing some Remarks on Switzerland and Italy, writ by a Person of Quality, and communicated to the Author. Printed for Abraham Acher. 1687. Second Edition, Corrected, and Altered in some places by the Author.
[24], 336pp, [Bound with:] Three Letters Concerning the Present State of Italy, Written in the Year 1687. I. Relating to the Affair of Molinos, and the Quietists. II. Relating to the Inquisition, and the State of Religion. III. Relating to the Policy and Interests of some of the States of Italy. Being A Supplement to Dr. Burnets Letters. [London?]. [s.n.], Printed in the Year 1688. [16], 191pp, [1]. Handsomely bound in contemporary speckled, panelled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Chip to hear of spine, slight cracking to joints, else a fine copy. Contemporary ink inscription of 'Edmd. Hickman (?) Ejus Lib.' to FEP.
Price
£ 375.00
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'.
Price
£ 200.00
[SHERER, Moyle]. Recollections of the Peninsula. H. C. Carye & I. Lea. 1824. First American edition.
[4], 260pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed with some surface loss, upper joint starting. Ink annotation to recto of FFEP, foxed throughout, included is a previous owner's coloured sketch depicting a battle scene, as well as a trimmed engraved plate from another work illustrating Guarda, and an engraved portrait of Count d'Erlon, taken from a French publisher's catalogue, tipped-in.
Price
£ 125.00
[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.
Price
£ 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
HOLCROFT, Thomas. [MONTOLIEU, Isabelle de.]. Caroline of Lichtfield; A Novel. Translated from the French. By Thomas Holcroft. Printed for G.G.J. And J. Robinson. 1786. Second Edition.
Three volumes. [2], 298; [2], 300; [2], 292pp. Contemporary polished sheep, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt.
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.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 275.00