Recent Acquisitions

[DAVIES, Sir John]. A discoverie of the true causes why ireland Was neuer entirely Subdued, nor brought under Obedience of the Crowne of England, Vntill the Beginning of His Maiesties happie Raigne. Printed exactly from the Edition in 1612. Printed for A. Millar. 1747.
283pp, [5]. With five pages of publisher's advertisements to end. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities heavily worn, loss to head of spine, joints split, upper board held by cords only. Armorial bookplate of Robert Earl of Holdernesse to FEP, title-page browned, occasional light spotting, substantial los to terminal leaf of advertisements.
Price
£ 150.00
ANDREWES, Lancelot. Responsio ad apologiam cardinalis Bellarmini, Quam nuper edidit contra Praefationem Monitoriam. Serenissimi ac potentissimi principis Jacobi, Dei Gratia Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae Regis, Fidei Defensoris... Excudebat Robertus Barkerus, Serenissr. Regiae Majestatis Typographus. 1610. First edition.
[24], 362pp. With blank pi1, and terminal blank (Zz3) and errata leaves (Zz2) bound in after the title; Zz4 was presumably also blank, and discarded. Contemporary limp vellum, yapp edges, lettered in manuscript to spine. A trifle rubbed and a little bowed, chipping to head of spine, original ties missing. Some shaving to catchwords, endpapers and final leaf a little dusty and slightly chipped to edges.
Price
£ 450.00
[ACTS - GEORGE II]. Anno Regni georgii II. Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, primo. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the Seventeenth Day of March, Anno Dom. 1714...And thence continued be several Adjournments to the Ninth Day of January, 1715. in the Second Year of His Majesties Reign. Printed by John Baskett. 1716.
[2], 697-698pp. Recent cloth-backed plain paper boards, typed lettering-piece to upper board. Lightly rubbed. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
[ACTS - GEORGE II]. Anno Regni georgii II. Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, octavo. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the Fourteenth Day of January, Anno Dom. 1734... Printed by John Baskett. 1735.
[2], 699-707pp, [1]. Disbound. Title-page detached, lightly toned, foxed.
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£ 50.00
[ACTS - GEORGE II]. Anno Regni Georgii II. Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, quinto. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the Twenty third of January, Anno Dom. 1727...And thence continued be several Prorogations to the Thirteenth Day of January, 1731, being the Fifth Session of this present Parliament. Printed by John Baskett. 1732.
[2], 387-407pp, [1]. Disbound. A trifle toned.
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£ 50.00
[ACTS - GEORGE II]. Anno Regni georgii II. Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, decimo octavo. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the First Day of December, Anno Dom. 1741...And thence continued be several Prorogations to the Twenty seventh Day of November, 1744, being the Fourth Session of this present Parliament. Printed by Thomas Baskett. 1745.
[2], 735-743pp, [1]. Disbound. A trifle toned.
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£ 50.00
[ACTS - GEORGE II]. Anno Regni georgii II. Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, vicesimo. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the First Day of December, Anno Dom. 1741... And from thence continued by several Prorogations, to the Eighteenth Day of November 1746, being the Sixth Session of this present Parliament. Printed by Richard Watkins. [1747].
39pp, [1]. Disbound. Title-page detached, inked manuscript pagination to head of all leaves, a trifle dust-soiled.
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£ 50.00
BLOOMFIELD, Robert. Rural tales, ballads, and songs. Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe...and Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1809. Sixth edition.
[2], vi, 123pp, [5]. With 11 engraved plates and two terminal publisher's advertisement leaves. Contemporary calf, tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, near contemporary inked gift inscription to head of title-page; 'F. G. Spencer / given to him by his Father / 1811', very occasional slight chipping to margins, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
BLOOMFIELD, Robert. The farmer's boy; a rural poem. Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe...and Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1808. Tenth edition.
[4], xlviii, 99pp, [8]. With a half-title, an engraved portrait frontispiece, four engraved plates, and two terminal publisher's advertisement leaves. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, near contemporary inked gift inscription to head of half-title; 'F. G. Spencer / given to him by his Father / 1811' spotting to plates, offsetting.
Price
£ 50.00
BLOOMFIELD, Robert. Wild flowers; or, pastoral and local poetry. Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe...and Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1806. First edition.
v, [4], viii-x, 132pp. With an engraved frontispiece and seven engraved plates. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Rubbed, splitting to joints. Marbled endpapers, near contemporary inked gift inscription to head of title-page; 'F. G. Spencer / given to him by his Father / 1811', internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The traveller, the deserted village, and Other Poems. Printed for John Sharpe...by C. Whttingham. 1819.
166pp. With an additional engraved title-page and five engraved plates by Richard Westall. Contemporary calf, tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces, marbled edges. Rubbed, some splitting to joints. Inked gift inscription to verso of FFEP, near contemporary inked ownership inscription of F. G. Spencer to head of additional engraved title-page, plates foxed.
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£ 50.00
[ROYAL NAVY]. Review of the fleet by his majesty the king at spithead, 24th June 1911. List of ships. [s.n.]. [1911]. First edition.
14pp. With a engraved coloured folding chart at scale [1:26,500] depicting the position of the fleet at Spithead on 24th June 1911. Stitched with navy blue cloth in original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Light spotting, paper repair to verso of final leaf - not touching text.
Price
£ 175.00
DEARDEN, William. The star-seer: a poem, In Five Cantos. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman. 1837. First edition.
[5], x-xv, [1], 173pp, [1]. With a half-title. Original publisher's drab cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities heavily marked and sunned. Recent book-label of J. O. Edwards to FEP, endpapers lightly soiled. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to recto of half-title; 'Presented to Mrs. J. Ward / as a proof of the Author's / appreciation of her / intellectual qualities / by / Wm. Dearden, / the Author.'
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£ 175.00
PRICHARD, James Cowles. The natural history of man; comprising inquiries into the modifying influence of physical and moral agencies on the different tribes of the human family. H. Bailliere. 1855. Fourth edition, edited and enlarged by Edwin Norris.
In two volumes. xxiv, 343pp, [1]; vii, [1], 344-720pp. With half-titles, 60 steel-engraved coloured plates, and 100 wood-engravings in the text. Recent calf-backed marbled paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Maroon cloth of upper boards of original publisher's binding pasted to both FEPs, internally clean and crisp. Loosely inserted; a 4pp article reprinted from 'Man' (1949, 162-163) concerning Prichard's life and works, and a typed note reading 'The magnificent coloured illustrations from the NATURAL HISTORY OF MAN, have been listed occasionally in booksellers catalogues at prices betwee (sic.) $75 and $100. That anyone should descerate (sic.) this work in such a venal manner is a sad commentary on Homo sap. A.M.' - both of which signed in ink by British-American anthropologist Ashley Montagu (1905-1999).
Price
£ 300.00
MALTHUS, T[homas] R[obert]. An essay on the principle of population; or, a view of its past and present effects on human happiness; with an inquiry into our prospects respecting the future removal or mitigation of the evils which it occasions. Printed for J. Johnson...by T. Bensley. 1807. Fourth edition.
In two volumes. [3], vi-xvi, 580; [3], vi-vii, [1], 484pp, [60]. Without half-titles. Recent calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. A trifle rubbed. Ink-stamps of the Hastings Corporation Reference Library to both titles and recto of leaf A3 of both Vols., ink-stamp of the East Sussex County Library to verso of Vol. I title-page, very occasional slight chipping to margins, damp-staining to initial four gatherings of Vol. I, foxed.
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£ 500.00
[SPEED, John]. Batt upon batt. A poem upon The Parts, Patience and Pains of Barth. Kempster, Clerk, Poet, Cutler, of Holy-Rood-Parish in Southampton... Printed for Samuel Crouch. 1694. Fourth edition.
12pp. Recent gilt-tooled panelled calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed, spine sunned. Slight loss to upper margin of final leaf, leaves toned
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£ 350.00
WELLS, William Charles. Two essays: one upon single vision with two eyes; the other on dew. A letter to the right hon. lloyd, lord kenyon and an account of a female of the white race of mankind, part of whose skin resembles that of a negro; with some observations on the causes of the differences in colour and form between the white and negro races of men. Printed for Archibald Constable and Co.. 1818. First collected edition.
[2], lxxiv, [2], 439pp, [1]. With a half-title. Recent green morocco-backed marbled paper boards, gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Twentieth-century inked ownership inscription to FEP, slight loss to lower corner of leaf U3, later advertisement leaf of medical works sold by John Carfrae & Son bound to front.
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£ 450.00
DARWIN, Charles. Geological observations on the volcanic islands and parts of south america visited during the voyage of h.m.s. 'beagle'. Smith, Elder, & Co.. 1891. Third edition.
xiii, [1], 647pp, [1]. With half-title, two folding maps and five folding plates. Unopened in original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Very occasional light spotting, short tear to one map, chipping to final leaf. A very good copy.
Price
£ 750.00
THOMPSON, Hunter S.. Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga. Random House. 1967. Fourth printing.
[8], 278pp, [2]. With a half-title. Original publisher's pictorial black cloth, lettered in red and silver, top-edge black, pictorial dustwrapper, housed in custom orange cloth clamshell case. Very slight rubbing and marking, dustwrapper price-clipped, a trifle chipped, torn, and creased at edges. Internally immaculate. Signed by the author to recto of dedication leaf; 'To Gary / HST / Hunter.'
Price
£ 625.00
SAMAIN, Albert. Symphonie heroique. Librarie des Amateurs, A. Ferroud - F. Ferroud, Successeur. 1908.
Limited edition of 250 copies, of which this is number 205. 87pp, [1]. With a half-title, an engraved frontispiece, and several engraved vignettes by Charles Chessa. Attractively bound by P. Affolter in contemporary gilt-tooled tan crushed morocco, marbled boards, T.E.G., original publisher's powder blue paper wrappers bound-in. Very slight shelf-wear to extremities. Marbled endpapers, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 150.00