Recent Acquisitions

ANACREON. Le odi di anacreonte tradotte in versi italiani da eritisco pilenejo. [Bodoni]. [1793].
[2], viii, 100pp. Contemporary richly gilt-tooled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, damp-staining to head of first gathering, else internally clean and crisp
Price
£ 200.00
[MINIATURE BOOK], [DEFOE, Daniel]. The little robinson crusoe. Tilt & Bogue, [s.d., c.1840].
191pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece and numerous engraved illustrations in the text. Finely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled speckled calf, A.E.G. Joints rubbed and a trifle split. Internally immaculate.
Price
£ 150.00
[BEWICK, Thomas], [BEILBY, Ralph]. A general history of quadrupeds. The figures engraved on wood by t. bewick. Printed by and for S. Hodgson, R. Beilby, & T. Bewick. 1792. Third edition.
x, 483pp, [1]. Illustrated with a plethora of wood-engravings by Thomas Bewick. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities worn. Nineteenth-century gift inscription to FEP, ownership inscription to head of title-page, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 150.00
[COOPER, James Fenimore]. The pilot; a tale of the sea. Carey, Lea, & Carey. 1827. Third edition.
In two volumes. 268; 295pp, [1]. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting green morocco lettering-pieces, gilt, marbled edges. Rubbed. Pencil ownership inscriptions to front endpapers of Vol. I, foxed.
Price
£ 75.00
CROWQUILL, Alfred. [Comic history of kings and queens of the kings and queens of england from William the Conqueror to the present time. Containing 36 illustrations]. Read & Co. [1850]. First edition.
18 coloured leaves presented folding in concertina style, printed on one side only, lithographed throughout. Original publisher's blind-stamped cloth, with lithographed paper design to upper board. Rubbed, a little loss and tape marking to paper on upper board, several repaired tears to folds. Early ink inscription of 'Leila Taylor' to first leaf.
Price
£ 250.00
GORDON, General [Charles George]. General gordon's private diary of his exploits in china; amplified by samuel mossman. Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington. 1885. First edition.
xv, [1], 302, 32pp. With a photographic portrait frontispiece, an engraved plate, and a folding map. Unopened in Original publisher's powder-blue cloth, lettered in black and gilt. Lightly rubbed, spine sunned. Occasional spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
CHATTERJEE, Bankim Chandra. The poison tree: A Tale of Hindu Life in Bengal. T. Fisher Unwin. 1884. First edition in English.
xiv, [2], 318pp, [32]. With half-title and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed, fore-edge foxed. Decorated endpapers, armorial bookplate of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEP, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 375.00
[THE KHALSA TRACT SOCIETY]. Bhai mahnga: or the search after truth. Published by The Chief Khalsa Diwan. 1911. First edition in English.
120pp. Early twentieth-century limp calf, lettered in gilt, original publisher's printed drab paper wrappers bound-in. Extremities sunned and lightly rubbed. Armorial bookplate of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEP, internally clean and crisp, a near fine copy. Presentation copy; inscribed to front blank fly-leaf; 'Presented to / the Right Hon'ble Lord Crewe / H.I.M. Secretary of State / for India / with / their respectful regards / by / The Chief Khalsa Diwan / Coronation Durbar / Delhi / 1911'.
Price
£ 375.00
D'ALWIS, James. Contributions to oriental literature; or, the leisure hours. Printed at the Government Press. 1863. First edition.
In two parts. xv, [1], 264, [4]. With half-title. Unopened in original publisher's blind-stamped green buckram, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, lightly marked. Internally clean and crisp, armorial bookplate of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEP, ink gift inscription to head of first contents leaf; 'To Lord Houghton / with / (?) best / compls. / Ceylon / Dec. 15. 65'.
Price
£ 500.00
MORRIS, Rev. John Brande. An essay towards the conversion of learned and philosophical hindus: to which the prize offered through the lord bishop of calcutta has been adjudged By the University of Oxford... Printed for J. G. F. & J. Rivington. 1843. First edition.
viii, 402pp, [2]. With a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Marked and sunned. Armorial bookplate of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 375.00
HOARE, Sir Samuel. CHELSEA GROUP OF THE INDIA DEFENCE LEAGUE. India. [s.n.]. [1935]. First edition.
[8]pp. Stapled, as issued. Creased and foxed.
Price
£ 250.00
SIMON, Sir John [Allsebrook]. The constitution of india. [Ernest Benn]. [1930]. First edition.
26pp, [2]. With half-title. Stitched, as issued, in original publisher's drab printed paper wrappers. Extremities a trifle sunned and creased. Internally immaculate, a near fine copy. Publisher's advertisement slip loosely inserted. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of upper panel; 'Crewe / from J. S.'.
Price
£ 250.00
THE AUTHOR OF "BRIGHTON". Margate: a humorous poem. William Kidd. 1831. First edition.
36pp. With a wood-engraved frontispiece, six full-page wood-engravings in the text, and two wood-engraved vignettes from designs by Robert Cruikshank. Original publisher's yellow printed paper wrappers. Lightly dust-soiled, chipping to spine. Very occasional spotting.
Price
£ 50.00
RUSSELL, Richard. A dissertation concerning the use of sea water In Diseases of the glands, &c. to which is added An epistolary dissertation To R. Frewin, M. D.. Printed at the Theatre: and Sold by James Fletcher...and J. and J. Rivington. 1753. First edition.
[2], xv, [1], 398pp, [2]. With an initial imprimatur leaf, a terminal corrigenda leaf, and seven engraved plates. Recent half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Rubbed. Internally clean and crisp. From the library of British physiologist John Yudkin (1910-1995), with his bookplate to FEP.
Price
£ 375.00
WESTGARTH, William. Victoria and the australian gold mines in 1857; with notes on the overland route from australia, via suez. Smith, Elder, and Co.. 1857. First edition.
xvi, 466, [2], 16pp. With three engraved maps (two folding), and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Light offsetting, else internally immaculate, a fine copy. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'With the author's compliments'.
Price
£ 375.00
GEE, Joshua. The trade and navigation of great-britain considered... Printed for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch. 1738. Fourth edition.
xxxix, [9], 239pp, [1]. Contemporary gilt-ruled sheep, recently very neatly rebacked, contemporary spine panel and contrasting red morocco lettering-piece laid-on. Extremities rubbed. Internally immaculate.
Price
£ 200.00
[THE LOST CHICKEN]. Dean and son's children's coloured toy books. All original. The lost chicken; how it was found, and restored to its mother. Dean and Son, [s.d., c.1845].
6 leaves. Printed on one side of leaf only. Stitched, as issued, in original publisher's tan pictorial paper wrappers. Chipping to spine and fore-edge, a trifle marked and creased.
Price
£ 250.00
[SPANG, William]. Rerum Nuper in Regno Scotiae Gestarum Historia, Sue Verius Commentarius, Causas, Occasiones, Progressus Horum Motuum Breviter & Perspicue Proponens, Sumul Cum Synopsi Concordiae, Quantum Hactenus Initaest.... 1641. First edition.
[8], 576pp, [14], without the blank final leaf, Oo8. Contemporary vellum, yapp edges, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities discoloured. Later manuscript annotations to verso of front blank fly-leaf and title, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 300.00
RUSSELL, John Russell Earl. Papal aggression. Speech of the right honourable lord john russell, delivered in the house of commons, February 7. 1851. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. 1851. First edition.
[3], 6-48pp. Without half-title. [Bound with:] M'CAUL, Alexander. The bill worse than the bull. A letter to the very rev. gilbert elliot, d.d., dean of bristol. London. Wertheim and Macintosh, 1851. First edition. 8pp. [And:] The queen, or the pope? The question considered in its political, legal and religious aspects... Edinburgh & London. William Blackwood & Sons, 1850. Second edition. x, [1], 12-112pp. [And:] WISEMAN, [Nicholas Patrick]. An appeal to the reason and good feeling of the english people on the subject of the catholic hierarchy. London. Thomas Richardson and Son, 1850. First edition. 32pp. [And:] CUMMING, John. Notes on the cardinal's manifesto, in a letter to the right hon. lord john russell, Her Majesty's Prime Minister. London. Arthur Hall, Virtue & Co., 1850. First edition. 32pp. [And:] GOODE, William. Address delivered at a public meeting of the inhabitants of allhallows the great and less, london: convened for the purpose of considering the propriety of presenting an address to the crown on the recent act of papal aggression: Nov. 15, 1850. London. Thomas Hatchard, 1850. First edition. 16pp. [And:] NICOLINI, J. B. The detail and evidence of a new conspiracy of the pope, dr. wiseman, and other romish priests, against the faith and liberties of england, with interesting revelations. London. Printed for the Author, 1850. First edition. 21pp, [1]. [And:] LORD, James. Concessions and consequences. Reasons against proposed endowment of the romish priesthood. [London]. [Macintosh], [1849]. First edition. 8pp. Extracted from the Protestant Magazine. [And:] THORTON, John. Report of a public meeting of the inhabitants of clapham, on the encroachments of rome... London. Published by D. Batten, [1850]. First edition. 35pp, [1]. Ink gift inscription to head of title. [And:] NOLAN, Thomas. The royal supremacy considered in connexion with the late papal aggression... London. Sampson Low, 1850. Second edition. 32pp. [And:] GOODE, William. Reply to the letter and declaration respecting the royal supremacy, received from archdeacons manning and wilberforce, and professor mill. London. J Hatchard and Son, 1850. First edition. 27pp, [1]. With half-title. Newspaper clipping tipped-in to recto of terminal leaf. [And:] DRUMMOND, Henry. Speech of henry drummond...on the Second Reading of the Ecclesiastical Titles Bill... London. Thomas Bosworth, 1851. Third edition. x, [1], 12-47pp, [1]. 8vo. Contemporary half-calf, blue buckram boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed, a trifle marked, chipping and loss to lettering-pieces. Occasional ink underlining/spotting.
Price
£ 150.00
[ETON COLLEGE]. A list of eton college, taken at election, 1829. Printed and Sold by E. Williams. [1829].
23pp, [1]. [Bound with:] [A further 12 Eton College lists covering the years 1830-1840 (two representing 1839, taken at election and Christmas respectively), all printed by E. Williams.] 12mo. Contemporary black half-calf, marbled boards, gilt. Rubbed. Very occasional loss and short tears to margins, occasional ink and pencil deletions and corrections.
Price
£ 150.00