Recent Acquisitions

SAINT-HILAIRE, J[ules] Barthelemy. Le bouddha et sa religion. Didier et Cie.. 1860. First edition.
[4], xxiv, 441pp, [1]. With half-title. Near contemporary half-calf, red buckram boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed and marked, upper board heavily sunned. Armorial bookplate of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEP, newspaper clipping on the Buddhist way of life extracted from the Pall Mall Gazette 28th December 1871 pasted to rear blank fly-leaf, very occasional light spotting. Recently dispersed from the library of West Horsley Hall.
Price
£ 75.00
SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. SHELLEY, Mary. Essays, letters from abroad, translation and fragments, by percy bysshe shelley. Edited by mrs. shelley. Edward Moxon. 1840. First edition.
In two volumes. xxxii, 319, [1]; viii, [2], 360pp. With half-titles. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed and marked, chipping to heads of spines. Later armorial bookplates of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEPs, very occasional light spotting, overall internally clean and crisp. Recently dispersed from the library of West Horsley Hall.
Price
£ 200.00
TRELAWNY, E[dward] J[ohn]. Recollections of the last days of shelley and byron. Edward Moxon. 1858. First edition.
viii, 304pp. With an 8pp publisher's advertisement catalogue, an engraved portrait frontispiece, and three further engraved plates. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Rubbed and marked, spine sunned. Later armorial bookplate of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEP, internally clean and crisp. Recently dispersed from the library of West Horsley Hall.
Price
£ 125.00
[HOGARTH, William]. [Etched receipt for subscription to 'a Print Representing a March to Finchly in the Year 1746']. [s.n., c.1750].
Etched subscription receipt; unused. Sometime mounted at corners, with removal marks to verso, slightly dusty, else fine.
Price
£ 600.00
CAMPBELL, Thomas. Theodric; a domestic tale; and other poems. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green. 1824. Second edition.
[8], 149pp, [1]. With half-title. Attractively bound in contemporary navy calf, tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, later ownership inscription (dated 1888) of Richenda Gurney to recto of front blank fly-leaf, very occasional light spotting. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of front blank fly-leaf: 'To Lady Anne M. Elliot / from the author.'
Price
£ 375.00
MARKHAM, Gervase. Hungers Prevention: Or, The whole Art of fowling By Water and Land. Containing all the Secrets belonging to that Art, and brought into a true Forme or Method, by which the most Ignorant may know how to take any kind of Fowle, either by Land or Water. Also, exceeding necessary and profitable for all such as travell by Sea, and come into uninhabited places: Especially, all those that have any thing to doe with the New Plantations. Printed for Francis Grove, and are to be sold by Martha Harrison. 1655. Second edition.
[16], 285pp, [1]. An unsophisticated copy in contemporary blind-ruled sheep, later paper/manuscript lettering-piece to spine. Rubbed and a trifle marked, with slight loss to extremities, surfaces. Paste downs spring, with ink inkscription of 'J. Cooke Gaiborough' to verso of upper board.
Price
£ 2,500.00
EUCLID. Euclidis elementorum Libri Priores Sex, item Undecimus & Duodecimus. Ex Versione Latina frederici commandini. Quibus accedunt Trigononometriae Planae & Sphaericae Elementa. Item Tractatus de Natura & Arithmetica Logarithmorum. In usum Juventutis Academicae. Impensis Henr. Clements. 1715.
[8], 230, [2], 76pp, [4]. Trigononometriae planae & sphaericae elementa has a separate title-page (dated 1731), pagination, and register. With two terminal advertisement leaves, and two engraved folding plates. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. A trifle rubbed. Bookplate of Charles Benson to FEP, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 375.00
PEREZ, Antonio. Padacos de historia, o Relaciones, assy llamadas por sus Auctores los Peregrinos. Retrato al vivo del natural de la fortuna. La primera Relaction contiene el discurso de las Prisones, y Aventuras de Antonio Perez, Aquel Secretario de Estado del Rey Catholico Don Phelippe II. deste nombre, desdesu primera prision, hasta su salida de los Reynoes de Espana... [s.n., i.e. Richard Field]. [1594]. Second edition.
[8], 389pp, [19]. With terminal errata leaf. Contemporary continental limp vellum, yapp edges, lacking ties. Contemporary manuscript title to spine, later manuscript title to upper board. Marked and a little worn, some loss to extremities. Slight loss to woodcut border of title, occasional marking and marginal loss to preliminaries/terminal contents leaves, some dampstaining, occasional later pencilled annotations/underlining.
Price
£ 3,750.00
BEKKER, Balthazar. The World Bewitch'd; or, An Examination of the Common Opinions concerning spirits: Their Nature, Power, Administration, and Operations. As also, The Effects Men are able to produce by their Communication. Divided into IV Parts...Translated from a French Copy, approved of and subscribed by the Author's own Hand. Printed for R. Baldwin. 1695. First English edition.
[84]. 264pp. With blank A1, and half-title. Contemporary speckled sheep, spine richly gilt. Lightly rubbed, upper board a trifle warped, small chip at head of spine, else a clean copy. Without RFEP, manuscript shelfmarks to FFEP, with the bookplate of 'The Most Honble.William Marquis of Lothian' to both FEP and REP.
Price
£ 3,750.00
[NELSON, Horatia]. GOUDAR, Lodovico. Nuova grammatica italiana, e francese di lodovico goudar. Accresciuta dall'Autore d'una Raccolta di Verbi, e Voci Francesi, che hanno vari significati. Novissima Eizione piu corretta... Apresso Gabriele Floteront. 1776. New edition.
[4], 452pp. Contemporary continental marbled calf, recently rebacked and refurbished to style, with contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt, with date to foot of spine. Marbled endpapers, all edges red. Some rubbing to extremities, boards. Some dampstaining to text block, occasional small worm holes/tears, without loss of sense. Horatia N. Nelson's copy, with her characteristic ink inscription to head of title.
Price
£ 950.00
RERESBY, Tamworth. A collection of letters, Extracted from the most Celebrated French authors. Viz. The Chevalier de Mere, Boursault, Fontenelle, Balzac, Count Buffy, Voiture, Costar, Boileau. Adorn'd with that Variety of Subjects, as will not serve only for the entertainment of those who have made some advances in the French Language, but also for their Instruction in a polite manner of writing. Made English by Tamworth Reresby, Esq. Printed by T. Howlatt, for J. Graves. 1715. First edition.
[16], 309pp, [10]. With five preliminary contents leaves (Aa-5) bound at end. Contemporary panelled sheep. Rubbed, with some surface loss, short split to upper joint at head of spine. Early ink inscription 'Glynn' to FEP, some browning/marginal staining to text.
Price
£ 450.00
[HUDDESFORD, George]. Salmagundi; a miscellaneous combination of original poetry: consisting of illusions of fancy; amatory, elegiac, lyrical, epigrammatical, and other palatable ingredients. Printed by T. Bensley...For T. Payne et al.. 1791. First edition.
[6], 151pp, [3]. With an additional engraved title-page and a terminal errata leaf. Early twentieth-century half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed. Additional engraved title-page foxed, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 100.00
[MALTA]. Historisch-Geographische Beschreibung der Insel Malta und des hohen Ritterordens daselbst. [s.n.]. 1782. First edition.
39pp, [1]. As issued, in three unstitched, uncut and unopened gatherings. Housed in custom recent red buckram case. Leaves a trifle toned and spotted, light dust-soiling to margins.
Price
£ 450.00
YOUNG, John. The duty of relieving the indigent and distressed. A sermon, preached at edinburgh, may 2. 1795. Printed by George Caw, for the author. 1795. First edition.
[2], 32pp. With half title. Recent marbled paper wrappers, new endpapers. Original stab holes visible, with related marginal tear to half-title. Some browning and marking, especially to half-title.
Price
£ 300.00
CRAVEN, J[ames] B[rown]. Descriptive Catalogue of the bibliotheck of kirkwall (1683)... Privately Printed. 1897. First edition.
One of an edition of twenty-five copies. xii, 46pp. With a photographic frontispiece. Recent green cloth, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Armorial bookplate of John Davie Manson Robertson to FEP, ink gift inscription to verso of FFEP, internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed by Craven to verso of FFEP.
Price
£ 150.00
GURNEY, Joseph John. Essays on the evidences, doctrines, and practical operation of Christianity. Published by J. and A. Arch et al. 1825. First edition.
x, [2], 566pp, [2]. With half-title and a terminal advertisement leaf. Uncut in original publisher's drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbed, a trifle marked, splitting to joints, loss to head and foot of spine, chipping to lettering-piece. Lightly spotted.
Price
£ 75.00
JOHNSTON, George. A history of british sponges and lithophytes. W. H. Lizars. 1842. First edition.
xii, 264pp. With 25 partially hand-coloured engraved plates. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed and lightly marked, slight surface loss to upper joint and foot of spine.Very occasional spotting, plates foxed. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page: 'George Dunlop from his affc. uncle / the author'.
Price
£ 200.00
PENN, William. No Cross, No Crown: a discourse, shewing the nature and discipline of the Holy Cross of Christ... Printed and sold by Phillips and Fardon. 1806. Fifteenth edition.
[8], 495pp, [5]. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed, lightly marked. Book-label of Henry Birkbeck, Jun. to FEP, occasional light creasing, spotting.
Price
£ 50.00
PENN, William. No cross, no crown: a discourse, shewing the nature and discipline of the holy cross of christ... Printed and Sold by Wm. Phillips. 1801. Fourteenth edition.
In two parts. vi, [2], 477pp, [3]. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, loss to head of spine, corners bumped. Ink ownership inscription of 'Rachel Gurney - 1811' to recto of FFEP, worm-trail to lower margin throughout - touching text occasionally, without loss of sense.
Price
£ 50.00
BROWN, [John]. Brown's dictionary of the holy bible...the whole Comprising a Complete and most Entertaining library of scripture knowledge... Printed by M. Angus and Son. 1807.
In two volumes. xxvi, [1], 648; 718pp. Seemingly complete despite erratic pagination. With an engraved folding map bound as frontispiece to Vol. I, and five engraved plates. Contemporary diced calf, gilt. Extremities rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Marbled endpapers, ink gift inscriptions to front blank endpapers of both volumes; 'Jane Gurney Jun. / from / Jonathan Backhouse Jr. / 10 mo 1811', very occasional marginal chipping, loss to margin of leaf Hh4, Vol. II - not touching text, foxed throughout.
Price
£ 150.00