Recent Acquisitions

[MILITIA]. [Blank militia enrolment certificate]. J. Towers, [18th century].
Single leaf handbill. A fine copy.
Price
£ 100.00
ISHIGURO, Kazuo. A pale view of the hills. G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1982. First American edition.
183pp, [1]. Original publisher's teal cloth-backed cream paper boards, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Very light shelf-wear to foot, short tear to dustwrapper at base of spine, publisher's black 'P' remainder mark to lower edge. Signed by the author to title page.
Price
£ 750.00
ISHIGURO, Kazuo. The unconsoled. Alfred Knopf. 1995. Uncorrected advance proof.
[8], 535pp, [1]. Original publisher's pictorial wrappers. Very light dust-soiling to lower edge, else clean and crisp. A fine copy. Signed by the author to title page.
Price
£ 65.00
[PRIOR, Matthew]. Poems on Several Occasions. Printed for J. Tonson...and J. Barber. 1721.
In two volumes. [26], 267, [5]; 238pp, [2]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I. Contemporary panelled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Extremities rubbed, some surface loss to boards and foot of spine of Vol. I, slight splitting to lower joint of Vol. II. Inked shelf-marks to FEPs, lightly toned.
Price
£ 75.00
TASSO, Torquato. La gerusalemme liberata. Appresso Teofilo Barrois. 1785.
In two volumes. [2], viii, 326; [2], 333pp, [1]. Contemporary mottled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Lightly rubbed. Small hole to leaf R8, Vol. II, with very slight loss of sense, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
PALEY, William. The principles of moral and political philosophy. Printed by J. Davis, for R. Faulder. 1787. Fourth edition, corrected.
In two volumes. xxxiii, [5], 378; [8], 433pp, [1]. Contemporary tree-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed, spines sunned. Later inked ownership inscriptions to FFEPs, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 125.00
PARSONS, G[eorge] S[amuel]. Nelsonian reminiscences. Charles C. Little and James Brown. 1843. First edition.
[4], 251pp, [1]. Original publisher's drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities worn, loss to head and foot of spine, upper joint split, chipping to lettering-piece. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, later inked ownership to recto of FFEP, foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
MARSHALL, John. Royal naval biography; or, Memoirs of the Services of all the flag-officers, superannuated rear-admirals, retired-captains, post-captains, and commanders... Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1823-1830. First edition.
In 12 volumes, Original publisher's blind-stamped dark green cloth, gilt. Extremities very lightly rubbed, spines a trifle sunned, top-edges dust-soiled. Contemporary armorial bookplates of James Whatman to all FEPs, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to recto of FFEP of Vol. I, very occasional slight chipping to margins, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 1,500.00
BARROW, Sir John. The life of richard earl howe, k.g., admiral of the fleet, and general of marines. John Murray. 1838. First edition.
xvi, 432, 8pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece, two folding plates, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed, spine sunned. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, plates foxed, else internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of FFEP: 'Admiral / Sir Pulteney Malcolm G.C.B. G.C.M.G. / From the Publisher'.
Price
£ 350.00
DUNDONALD, Thomas, Tenth Earl of. The autobiography of a seaman. Richard Bentley. 1860.
In two volumes. xxiii, [1], 428; xiv, [2], 488pp. With half-titles and four folding charts. Original publisher's blind-stamped navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed and bumped, some staining to boards, spines sunned. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP of Vol. I, short tear to lower corner of leaf X3 of Vol. II, light spotting throughout.
Price
£ 175.00
[JOHNSON, Richard]. The renowned history of the seven champions of christendom... Printed and published by J. F. Dove, [s.d., c.1820].
454pp, [2]. With an engraved frontispiece and an additional engraved title page. Contemporary gilt-tooled green mottled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, frontispiece and engraved title page foxed, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
GENLIS, Stéphanie Félicité, Comtesse de. Tales of the castle; or, stories of instruction & delight. Printed for Walker and Edwards et al.. 1817.
In two volumes. viii, 456; [4], 467pp, [1]. With a half-title, an engraved frontispiece, and an additional engraved title page to each volume. Contemporary gilt-tooled speckled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed, slight surface loss to spines. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
WORDSWORTH, William. Yarrow revisited; and Other Poems. Edward Moxon. 1839.
[3], v-xi, [1], 249pp, [1]. Without half-title. Contemporary (original?) gilt-tooled brown morocco, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
COTTIN, [Sophie]. Elizabeth; or, the exiles of siberia. A tale founded upon facts. Printed for John Sharpe...by C. Whittingham, Chiswick. 1822.
[4], 191pp, [1]. With an additional engraved title page and four engraved plates. Contemporary black morocco, lettered in gilt, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Recent bookplate of Robert J Hayhurst to verso of FFEP, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 125.00
[BROOKE, Henry]. The fool of quality; or, the history of henry earl of moreland. Printed by C. Whittingham. 1829.
In two volumes. vi, 288; [2], 300pp. Contemporary gilt-tooled diced calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP of Vol. I, inked ownership inscriptions to head of both title pages.
Price
£ 150.00
DODDRIDGE, P[hilip]. Sermons to young persons... Printed for W. Baynes. 1816. New edition.
viii, [1], 10-207pp, [9]. With two final publisher's advertisement leaves. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Very slight rubbing and marking to extremities. Marbled endpapers, inked ownership inscription of ElizabethAnne Gates to verso of FFEP, lightly browned.
Price
£ 125.00
GLOVER, Richard. The poetical works...With the life of the author. Printed by J. Wright...For C. Cooke, [s.d., c.1800].
xxxvi, [1], 38-271pp, [5]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece, and additional engraved title page, and four engraved plates. Contemporary gilt-tooled tree-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Very slight rubbing to extremities, some scoring to lower board. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, foxed.
Price
£ 75.00
WORDSWORTH, William. Pastoral poems. Sampson Low, Son, & Marston. 1859.
55pp, [1]. With numerous engraved illustrations in the text. [Bound after:] WEIR, Harrison. The poetry of nature. London. Sampson Low, Son, & Marston, 1868. First edition. 71pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece and numerous engraved illustrations in the text. 8vo. Contemporary gilt-tooled red calf, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed and sunned. Marbled endpapers, contemporary armorial bookplate of R. Lawrence Thornton to FEP, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to verso of FFEP, inked ownership inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 100.00
[CHRISTMAS]. Christmas Tyde. William Pickering. 1849. First edition.
xviii, 205, [3], 4pp. With a half-title and two final leaves of publisher's advertisements. Handsomely bound by Riviere & Son for Henry Southeran in contemporary gilt-tooled green morocco, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, T.E.G. Very slightly rubbed, spine sunned. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, neat repair to head of first leaf of text.
Price
£ 125.00
ARIOSTO, Ludovico. L'orlando furioso. Presso Sebastiano Nistri, 1815-16.
Six volumes bound as three. xx, 362; [2], 343, [1]; [2], 338; 321, [1]; [2], 234; 307pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I. Contemporary vellum, contrasting brown morocco lettering-pieces. Extremities discoloured and a trifle rubbed. Contemporary inked ownership inscriptions to all FEPs, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP of Vol. I, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 150.00