[WHISTLER, James McNeill]. Eden versus whistler: the baronet & the butterfly. Louis-Henry May. [1899]. First edition.
Limited edition, number 95 of 250 copies signed by Whistler with his butterfly monogram. [28], 78pp, [6]. Uncut and unopened in original publisher's cloth-backed drab paper boards, lettered in gilt, housed in recent custom drab paper clamshell case. Lightly rubbed and marked, boards a trifle scoured. Armorial bookplate with the motto Bertodano Solo to FEP, recto of limitation leaf and verso of imprimatur leaf toned, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 450.00
[WHISTLER, James McNeill]. Eden versus whistler: the baronet & the butterfly. A valentine with a verdict. R. H. Russell. 1899. First American trade edition.
[32], 78pp, [2]. Uncut in original publisher's cloth-backed drab paper boards, lettered in gilt, housed in recent custom drab paper slipcase. A trifle rubbed and marked. Later inked ownership inscription to FEP, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
[WHISTLER, James McNeill]. Mr. whistler's "ten o'clock". [Chatto and Windus]. 1888. First edition.
29pp, [3]. [Bound with:] WHISTLER, J. A. MacNeill. Whistler v. Ruskin: art & art critics. London. Chatto & Windus, [1878]. Sixth edition. 17pp, [1]. [And:] WHISTLER, James A. McNeill. Wilde v Whistler: an acrimonious correspondence on art between Oscar Wilde and James A McNeill Whistler. London. Privately printed, 1906. First edition. 20pp. Small quarto. Recent brown cloth-backed drab paper boards, lettered in gilt, original publisher's drab paper wrappers for all three works bound in, housed in recent custom marbled paper slipcase. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Reproduction photographs of Whistler pasted to recent blank fly-leaves, some chipping and marking to wrappers, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 450.00
[WHISTLER, James McNeill]. The gentle art making enemies: edited by Sheridan Ford. Frederick Stokes & Brother. 1890. First [pirated] edition.
[6], xi-xviii, [2], 21-256pp, [4]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Unopened in original publisher's heavy grey paper wrappers, lettered in red, recently expertly recased, housed in recent grey paper slipcase, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Slight chipping to head and foot of spine. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
[WILL AND JEAN]. Scotland's Skaith; or, the history o' Will and Jean: owre true a tale! Together with some additional poems, by the author of The Harp. Printed by Mundell and Son. 1795. Second edition.
Three works bound together. [64]pp. With three engraved plates. [Bound with]; The waes o'war: or, the upshot o'the history o' Will and Jean, Edinburgh, Printed for A. Guthrie, 1796. iv, [1], 6- 32pp. [And]; A town eclogue, Edinburgh, Printed for the Author by Oliver and Co., 1804. [5], 8-33pp; [1]. 8vo. Later blue-green calf over marbled boards, five raised bands, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Spine a trifle sunned, very minor rubbing. One plate poorly trimmed resulting in loss to top of scene depicted, foxed in parts, armorial bookplate of David Murray to FEP with his inscription to verso of blank fly.
Price
£ 200.00
[WILSON, Lucy Sarah Atkins]. Bible Scenes; or, sunday employment for very young children. First series. History of joseph. Grant and Griffith, Successors to Newbery and Harris, [s.d., c.1850]. First edition.
30pp, [2]. With a coloured lithographic frontispiece, 11 coloured lithographic plates, and a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Original publisher's green cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. A trifle rubbed, some marking, spine sunned. Upper hinge exposed, text-block split at frontispiece, near contemporary ink gift inscriptions to FEP and FFEP, light offsetting and foxing.
Price
£ 150.00
[WILSON, Thomas]. The Pitman's Pay: or, a night's discharge to care. [Printed for George Watson, Bookseller, Stationer, &c. Battle Bank, Gateshead. [c.1826]. First edition?.
16pp. Uncut in recent blue paper wrappers.
Price
£ 350.00
[WILTSHIRE ELECTION]. The poll for the Freeholders of Wiltshire, for electing a knight of the shire, In the Room of Edward Popham, Esq; Taken at Wilton, On the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st of August, 1772. Henry Penruddocke Wyndham, Esq; High-Sheriff. Candidates, Ambrose Goddard, Esq; Henry Herbert, Esq. Printed for, and Sold by E. Easton. 1772. First edition.
[2], 110pp. With a half-title. [Bound with;] An alphabetical list, of the names of the persons Who polled for knights of the shire for the county of Wilts, on the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st of August, 1772. Salisbury, Printed and Sold by E. Easton, [1772]. 52pp, [2] ads. Quarto. Handsomely bound by C. W. Rose in recent half morocco, marbled boards, gilt, T.E.G., decorated endpapers. Very minor wear to extremities. Sporadic browning, occasional ink annotations to margins and text, sympathetic repair of tear to title of second work.
Price
£ 300.00
[WINDSOR]. The Procession of Albert Edward Prince of Wales, and the Princess Alexandra of Denmark from Eton to Windsor, on the 7th March, 1863. Lithographed & published by R. Canton....Sole Agent for Windsor & Eton, W.F. Taylor. [1863]. First edition.
Coloured lithograph, single print on five joined sheets, accordion-folded within printed pink wrappers. Split at fold between third and fourth panel, occasional short tear to other folds. Rubbed and faded to extremities of wrappers, creased, with slight loss to spine.
Price
£ 750.00
[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
[WOLLASTON, Charlton Byam]. The satires of persius translated. Printed by G. Clark. 1833.
xvi, [4], 103pp, [3]. Parallel Latin and English text. Original publisher's maroon cloth, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed, spots of marking, spine sunned. Armorial bookplate of William Mundy Esq. to FEP, with his ownership inscription to head of title together with annotation revealing authorship, adhesive residue from removed bookplate to verso fo FFEP, with offsetting to title-page, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
[WOLLSTONECRAFT, Mary]. NECKER, Jacques. Of the importance of religious opinions. Translated from the French of Mr. Necker. Printed for J. Johnson. 1788. First edition.
[8], xx, 458pp, [2]. With preliminary note by the translator, and terminal note by the author. Contemporary polished calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed and marked, chipping to head and foot of spine, cracking to joints. Some marking to bottom edge. Small marginal hole to Ee5, bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP and early ink inscription of 'Dr. White, York' to head of title.
Price
£ 2,500.00
[WOODHOUSELEE, Alexander Faser Tytler, Lord]. Essay on the life and character of petrarch. To which are added, seven of his sonnets, translated from the italian . Printed for T. Cadell. 1784. First edition.
[2], 54pp. Recent cloth-backed marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Slightest of wear to extremities. Occasional spotting, ink annotations to a single page.
Price
£ 125.00
[WOODWARD, Samuel]. The Barclay Tract in Pennsylvania: Surveyed & Described by Samuel Rhoads Jr. 1835. [s.n.]. [1835].
Manuscript on paper. [2], 25pp, [2], with eight further blank leaves. With a hand-illustrated and coloured folding plan of the Barclay Tract. Contemporary red half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Later armorial bookplate of Henry Birkbeck to FEP, short tear to centre fold of map, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 1,500.00
[WRIGHT, John Martin Frederick]. Alma mater; or, seven years at the university of cambridge. Black, Young, and Young. 1827. First edition.
Two volumes bound as one. vii, [1], 323, [3], 272pp. Contemporary navy half-morocco, marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Extremities rubbed. Ink ownership inscription to FFEP; 'Mervyn Ld. Peel / 1882', very occasional light dust-soiling.
Price
£ 200.00