Recent Acquisitions

RICKETTS, Charles. Unrecorded histories. Martin Secker. 1933. First edition.
Limited edition, one of 950 copies. 138pp, [2]. With a half-title and six full-page silhouette illustrations by the author. Original publisher's decorated tan cloth, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. Very slight shelf-wear and bumping to boards, dustwrapper chipped and torn at edges, lightly soiled. Internally immaculate.
Price
£ 100.00
LEWIS, Wyndham. The old gang and the new gang. Desmond Harmsworth. 1933. First edition.
62pp, [2]. With a half-title. Original publisher's black and white cloth boards, lettered in black, printed paper dustwrapper. Very slight shelf-wear to extremities, dustwrapper lightly rubbed, marked, and sunned. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
ANQUETIL, [Louis-Pierre]. L'esprit de la ligue, ou histoire politique des troubles de france, pendant les XVI et XVII.e siecles. Chez Bossange, Besson et Masson. 1797. Quatrieme edition [i.e. fourth edition].
In three volumes. [4], 529, [1]; 341, [1]; [4], 396pp. With half-titles. Contemporary speckled calf, Contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Lightly rubbed.Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
[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
WALLACE, Alfred Russel. Studies scientific & social. Macmillan and Co., Limited. 1900. First edition.
In two volumes. xv, [1], 532; viii, 535pp, [1]. With half-titles, numerous illustrations in the text, a folding map to Vol. I, and two errata slips. Original publishers green cloth, tooled and lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed, spines sunned, corners bumped. Lightly spotted, Vol. II partially unopened.
Price
£ 450.00
RUSSELL, Bertrand. The A B C of relativity. Harper & Brothers. [1925]. First American edition.
[8], 231pp, [1]. With a half-title. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt, without dustwrapper. Lightly rubbed and marked, a trifle bumped. Inked ownership inscription to FEP, some light marginal damp-staining.
Price
£ 50.00
THEOCRITUS. Theocritus. Codicum manuscriptorum ope recensuit et emendavit christophorus wordsworth... Typis academicis excudit Joannes G. Parker. 1844. First edition.
xxxviii, [2], 410pp. Handsome contemporary Harrow School binding of gilt-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Rubbed and spotted. Marbled endpapers, very occasional pencilled notes, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
HORACE. Quinti horatii flacci opera omnia... Whittaker and Co.. 1853. First edition.
[3], vi-xxiv, 767pp, [1]. Without half-title. Handsome contemporary Harrow School binding of richly gilt-tooled calf, A.E.G. Spine sunned, joints rubbed. Marbled endpapers, contemporary inked ownership inscription to recto of blank fly-leaf, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 100.00
WALKER, John. A critical pronouncing dictionary, and expositor of the english language...to which are prefixed, principles of english pronunciation...the whole interspersed with observations, etymological, critical, and grammatical. Stereotyped and printed by A. Wilson. 1819. Twenty-first edition.
[4], ix, [2], 12-90, [2], 601pp, [1]. With a half-title. Handsomely bound by J. Stacy of Norwich in contemporary gilt-tooled straight-grain red morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed, a trifle marked. Marbled endpapers, recent armorial bookplate of Henry Birkbeck to FEP, contemporary inked gift inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf; 'Mary Martin / to / Jane Gurney Junr. / a small Testimony of regard / 2nd mo 21st: 1820.', light spotting.
Price
£ 75.00
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
WALLER, Edmund. Poems on several occasions. Printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis. 1770.
[12], 264pp. With a half-title. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Private embossed stamp of George L. Adlercron to title-page, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
[GREENWICH HOSPITAL]. Her Majesty's commission for Greenwich Hospital for seamen. April 8. 1704. [s.n.]. [1704]. First edition.
[2], 25pp, [1]. Recent cloth-backed marbled papers boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece to upper board. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Marbled endpapers, remnants of contemporary marbled papers to front and rear blank fly-leaves, contemporary manuscript annotations/underlining to p.13, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
[LONDON TRADE]. A Complete guide to All Persons who have any Trade or Concern with the City of london, and Parts adjacent... Printed for T. and T. Longman et al.. 1755. Sixth edition.
[2], 178pp, [24]. Contemporary blind-ruled speckled calf, recently rebacked to style, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, some surface loss to bumped corners. Very occasional spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 450.00
SANDYS, George. A Paraphrase upon the divine poems. Printed by J. M. for Abel Roper. 1676.
[24], 79pp, [17], 240, 87pp, [1]. 'A paraphrase upon the Song of Solomon' has a separate dated title-page. Handsomely bound by Cecil & Larkins in nineteenth-century red straight-grain morocco, lettered and ruled in gilt, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr. to FEP, paper repairs to fore-edge of title-page and lower corner of Dd1, a trifle toned.
Price
£ 450.00
TOMLINSON, H. M.. Mars his idiot. William Heinemann Ltd.. 1935. First edition.
[6], 298pp. With a half-title. Original publisher's black cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Very light shelf-wear to boards, dustwrapper a trifle marked, chipping to head and foot of sunned spine panel. Bookplate of Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr. to FEP, internally immaculate.
Price
£ 175.00
AUDEN, W. H.. Some poems. Faber and Faber. 1940. First edition.
80pp. With a half-title. Original publisher's salmon paper boards, dustwrapper. Very slight marking to boards, dustwrapper a trifle chipped and creased, spine panel sunned. Internally clean and crisp. A very good copy.
Price
£ 100.00
COYKENDELL, Frederick. Arthur rackham: a list of books illustrated by him...with an introductory note by martin birnbaum. Privately Printed [at the Printing House of William Edwin Rudge]. 1922. First edition.
Limited edition, one of 175 copies printed. [6], 22pp, [2]. With a half-title, a portrait frontispiece, and two headpieces designed by Rackham - the second of which previously unpublished. Partially unopened in original publisher's tan paper boards, lettered in gilt, glassine dustwrapper. Extremities a trifle toned, dustwrapper sunned. Internally immaculate. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf; 'To Leslie Chaundy / with compliments of / Fred Coykendall / December 8. 1922.'
Price
£ 450.00
[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