Recent Acquisitions

PAPPUS. Pappi alexandrini mathematicae collectiones a federico commandino urbinate In Latinum conversae, & Commentariis illustratae. In hac nostra editione ab innumeris, quibus scatebant mendis, & praecipue in Graeco contextu diligenter vindicatae... Ex Typographia HH. de Ducciis, 1660, [colophon dated 1658]. Third edition.
[10], 490pp, [2]. With a portrait of Archduke Leopold, profusely illustrated within the text. Contemporary vellum, manuscript titling to head of spine, yapp edges. A trifle marked, occasional browning/marking to text, else a fine copy. The Fletcher of Saltoun copy, with his characteristic ink inscription to head of title, later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, lot 4645 in the eighteenth part of the new series of the Sothebys Bibliotheca Phillippica sales, Monday 29th November 1976, with lot description tipped in at end, and lot ticket loosely inserted.
Price
£ 2,750.00
WITHERS, W[illiam]. A letter to sir walter scott, bart. exposing certain fundamental errors in his late essay on planting, and containing observations on the pruning and thinning of woods, and maxims for profitable planting. Printed for Messrs. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, By James Shalders, Holt. 1828. First edition.
123pp, [1]. Uncut in original publisher's printed paper wrappers. A trifle dust-soiled, chipping to spine and wrapper edges. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
[ROYAL INFIRMARY OF EDINBURGH]. The history and statutes of the royal infirmary of edinburgh. Printed by Balfour and Smellie. 1778.
94pp. With two engraved folding plates depicting the facade of the infirmary, and a plan of the interior respectively. Nineteenth-century green buckram, lettered in gilt. Rubbed, some marking, spine separating, with some loss. Recent ownership inscription and private library shelf-label of Robert Croall to front-endpapers, small hole to title-page - not touching text, occasional dust-soiling, spotting to plates.
Price
£ 375.00
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
RAIT, Robert Sangster. "The Kingis Quair" and The New Criticism. A. Brown & Co.. 1898. First edition.
27pp, [5]. With two terminal publisher's advertisement leaves. Original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Sunned, a trifle marked, chipping to spine, Contemporary inked ownership inscription to upper panel. Very occasional ink highlighting, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
[BUNYAN, John]. Cuairt an oilthirich; no turus a chriosduidh; o'n t-saoghal so chum an ath-shaoghail: fo shamhladh bruadair... Printed by Young, Gallie, and Company, for the translator. 1819. First Glasgow edition.
314pp, [2], With a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Contemporary sheep, recently rebacked preserving contemporary spine panel. Extremities rubbed, some surface loss to boards. Recent inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, contemporary inked ownership inscriptions of John Graham of Duke St. Glasgow to p.141 and p. 169, leaves toned and foxed.
Price
£ 150.00
BUNYAN, John. The holy war, made by shaddai upon diabolus, For the Regaining of the metropolis of the world: Or, the Losing and taking Again of the Town of mansoul. Printed for J. Duncan and Son et al.. 1793.
276pp. Later brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities discoloured and a trifle rubbed. Near contemporary inked inscription of Worton Library to title-page, leaves toned and foxed.
Price
£ 175.00
STEWART, Dugald. Outlines of moral philosophy. For the use of students in the university of edinburgh. Printed for William Creech. 1801. Second edition.
xvi, 324pp. With a half-title. Contemporary calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed, a trifle marked, splitting to joints. Embossed private library stamp to FFEP, occasional spotting/pencilled highlighting.
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£ 200.00
MARMONTEL, [Jean-Francois]. Belisarius...To which are added, fragments of moral philosophy, By the same Author, In Three Essays, never before translated. I. Of Glory. II. Of the Great. III. Of Grandeur. Printed for A. Kincaid & J. Bell. 1767. First Edinburgh edition.
xi, [1], 276pp. Contemporary polished calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Lightly rubbed. Very occasional slight shipping to margins, short tear to fore-edge of leaf U4, a trifle spotted/browned.
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
[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.
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£ 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.
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£ 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.
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£ 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.
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£ 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