All Books

"HISTORICUS" [CADBURY, Richard]. Cocoa: All About It. Sampson Low, Marston and Company, Limited. 1896. Second edition.
[10], 99pp, [1]. With half-title, an illustrated frontispiece, and 22 illustrated plates. Original publisher's gilt-stamped red cloth. Extremities a trifle rubbed. Lightly spotted. With publisher's pamphlet, two chocolatiers advertisements, and a contemporary typed letter on Cadbury's stationery regarding the forwarding of this copy to R. Smallwood of Wrexham - all loosely inserted.
Price
£ 75.00
"LLEWELLYN, Griffith". The Fantoccini: Or, The Great Public Puppet-Show. As exhibited by Signior Tintaraboloso. Described in a poetical epistle, from Griffith Llewellyn, to his cousin Rice ap Shinkins. With illustrative notes, historical and critical, By the Curate of Aberistwith. Printed by R. Edwards...for Maxwell and Wilson. 1809. First Edition.
ix, [3], [9]-91pp, [1]. Stitched in recent blue paper wrappers. Some soiling to title, dampstaining at end. Neat ink inscription 'Renier' in biro to verso of title.
Price
£ 125.00
'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.
Price
£ 250.00
A DIGNITARY OF THE CHURCH [DU CHATELLIER, Charles-Louis de Salmon]. An essay on the principle and origin of sovereign power. Printed for J. Hatchard. 1805. First edition in English.
xlvii, [1], 298pp, [1]. With a final errata leaf. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Armorial bookplate and printed shelf-label of Carberry Tower Library to FEP, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 150.00
A FARMER. Hints to landlords and tenants in the neighbourhood of doncaster. Published by C. and J. White; and J. Ridgway. 1827. First edition.
[4], 57pp, [3]. With half-title and a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Original publisher's drab paper wrappers, later typed lettering-piece to upper panel. Extremities marked and creased, spine a trifle chipped. Lightly dust-soiled.
Price
£ 250.00
A SOCIETY OF GENTLEMEN. The companion, being a choice collection of the Most Admired Pieces from the best Authors, in prose and verse.. Printed for Watson, Elder and Company, 1790-91. First edition.
In four volumes. xii, 280; [5], viii, 307, [1]; [5], viii, 316; viii, 282, 289-314pp, [2]. Without half-titles nor the engraved plates (one per volume). Without leaves Aa4-6 of Vol. IV (cancelled?), text appears as though it could be continuous. Contemporary speckled calf, later rebacked in tan cloth. Extremities worn, significant surface loss to boards, spines marked. Marbled endpapers, near contemporary inked ownership inscriptions to verso of all FFEPs; 'D. Ashew / September 1799', very occasional light spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 350.00
ABBOT, Charles. Verses Sacred to the Memory of the Most Noble Francis Duke of Bedford, Who Died March the 2d. 1802. By Charles Abbot, M.A. F.L.S. Vicar of Oakley Raynes, Bedfordshire, and late Fellow of New College, Oxford. Printed and Sold by W. Smith. May be had of Messrs. Crosby & Co.. 1802. First Edition.
[4], 9pp, [1]. Stitched in recent paper wrappers. Presentation copy, inscribed 'From the Author' to head of title.
Price
£ 400.00
ACTON, Harold. Memoirs of an Aesthete 1939-1969. The Viking Press. 1970. First American edition.
318pp. Original publisher's black cloth-backed purple paper boards, dustwrapper. A very good copy with only slightest of chipping to unclipped dustwrapper. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'For Mason and Florence / with all best wishes for / Christmas and the New Year / ever affectionately / Harold / 19 December 1973.'
Price
£ 350.00
ADAMS, John. Modern voyages: containing a variety of useful and entertaining facts, respecting the expedition and principal discoveries of cavendish, dampier, monk, spilbergen...for the amusement and instruction of youth of both sexes. Printed for G. Kearsley. 1790.
In two volumes. xii, 358; xii, 374pp, [10] With half-titles and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue to Vol. II. Contemporary marbled sheep, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities worn, spine of Vol. I cracked, some loss to head and foot, splitting to joints. Foxed.
Price
£ 750.00
ADAMS, W. H. Davenport. Battle stories from British and European history. Swan Sonnenschein and Co.. c.1900. Seventh edition.
x, [3], 14-464pp. With half-title, and illustrated frontispiece and numerous illustrated plates. Original publisher's blind-stamped pictorial red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, A.E.G. Slight loss and splitting to head and foot of sunned spine. Decorated endpapers, recent armorial bookplate of Cefntilla to FEP alongside pencil ownership inscription of 'Raglan', lightly foxed.
Price
£ 50.00
AESCHYLUS. The tragedies of aeschylus (complete.) Translated into english prose, from the texts of blomfield, and scholefield. With notes. H. Slatter. 1829. Second edition.
[4], 248 [i.e. 284]pp. With an 8pp terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Contemporary half-vellum, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed and discoloured. Recent bookplate of R. J. Dickinson to FEP, without FFEP, very occasional light spotting/slight marginal chipping.
Price
£ 75.00
AESCHYLUS. The tragedies of aeschylus translated. By r. potter. Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell. 1779. Second edition, corrected, with notes.
In two volumes. [6], lxvi, [20], 254; [4], 383pp, [1]. With half-titles and a list of subscribers. Contemporary speckled calf. Contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Lightly rubbed, slight splitting to joints of Vol. II. Loss to FFEP of Vol. II, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
AIKEN, J[ohn]. Geographical delineations: or a compendious view of the natural and political state of all parts of the globe. Printed for J. Johnson. 1806. First edition.
In two volumes. viii, [2], 374; iv, 408pp. Contemporary green half-morocco, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed, a trifle sunned. Armorial bookplates to front pastedowns of 'Seton of Ekolsund', occasional spots of light marking, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 300.00
AIKIN, John. The calendar of nature. Designed for the instruction and entertainment of young persons. Printed for Baldwin and Cradock. 1835. New edition, corrected and much improved.
[2], x, 91pp, [5]. With half-title and two terminal advertisement leaves, vignette engraving to title and head of each month within text. A handsome copy in original roan-backed marbled paper boards, gilt. Boards a little faded, slightest of rubbing. Bookseller's label of 'H. Fraser, Greenock' to FEP, gift inscription to head of half-title.
Price
£ 150.00
AIKIN, John. BARBAULD, Anna Laetitia. Miscellaneous pieces, in prose... Printed for J. Johnson. 1792. Third edition.
[4], 266pp. Without terminal advertisement leaf. Attractively bound in contemporary tree-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Extremities a rifle rubbed. Very light marking to title, marginal ink-spotting to p.85. From the library of Sir John Gladstone, with 'Fasque' bookplate to FEP.
Price
£ 125.00