Recent Acquisitions

WANHOPE, Y. H. C. P.. Obiter Scripta: the excursions of an improvident philosopher. [Surface Impressions for Casual Readers]. Agas H. Goose. [1904]. First edition in book form.
[6], ii, 115pp, [1]. Original publisher's printed pale blue wrappers. Title inked in manuscript to sunned spine, rubbed and spotted. Leaves browned.
Price
£ 100.00
SAINT, W[illiam]. Memoirs of the life, character, opinions, and writings, of that learned and eccentric man, the late John Fransham, of Norwich. Printed by C. Berry, Jun.. [1811]. First edition.
viii, 158pp. With a half-title. Uncut in original publisher's drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed and marked, some chipping to lettering-piece. Recent bookplate of R. C. Fiske to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
[HYDE, Donald and Mary]. Four Oaks Library. [Privately printed at the Thistle Press]. 1967. First edition.
One of 1,250 copies printed. xxii, 135pp, [1]. [Together with:] [HYDE, Donald and Mary]. Four Oaks Farm. Somerville, New Jersey. [Privately printed at the Thistle Press], 1967. One of 1000 copies printed. [12], 113pp, [1]. 8vo. Original publisher's black cloth-backed grey paper boards, housed in original publisher's marbled paper slipcase. Very slight wear to extremities. Occasional inked highlighting to first mentioned volume, inked ownership inscriptions to FFEPs of both, else internally clean and crisp. Four Oaks Library a presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP: ' For Waring and Yoyo, Don would be so happy to know you liked this book, and so am I. Devotedly, Mary'.
Price
£ 50.00
[MOORE, Thomas]. The poetical works of the late thomas little, esq. Printed for Carpenter and Son. 1814. Twelfth edition.
[3], vi-xxiv, 172pp. Contemporary calf, spine richly gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, spine sunned. Internally clean and crisp. Armorial bookplate of Sir Mervyn Ll. Peel to FEP, his inked ownership inscription to verso of FFEP.
Price
£ 100.00
[MILITIA]. [Blank militia enrolment certificate]. J. Towers, [18th century].
Single leaf handbill. A fine copy.
Price
£ 100.00
ISHIGURO, Kazuo. A pale view of the hills. G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1982. First American edition.
183pp, [1]. Original publisher's teal cloth-backed cream paper boards, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Very light shelf-wear to foot, short tear to dustwrapper at base of spine, publisher's black 'P' remainder mark to lower edge. Signed by the author to title page.
Price
£ 750.00
ISHIGURO, Kazuo. The unconsoled. Alfred Knopf. 1995. Uncorrected advance proof.
[8], 535pp, [1]. Original publisher's pictorial wrappers. Very light dust-soiling to lower edge, else clean and crisp. A fine copy. Signed by the author to title page.
Price
£ 65.00
TRIMMER, Mrs. [Sarah]. Scripture lessons, designed to accompany a series of prints, from the new testament. Printed for Baldwin and Cradock. 1833.
vii, [1], 276pp. With nine final leaved of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's red roan, gilt. Extremities rubbed and lightly marked, spine sunned. Near contemporary inked ownership inscription of Henry Fludyer, title page and first two leaves of introduction detached from text-block, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
TRIMMER, Mrs. [Sarah]. A description of a set of prints of English History; contained in a set of easy lessons. Printed and sold by John Marshall, [s.d., c. 1800].
In two volumes. [1], 261, [1]; [2], 247pp, [1]. ESTC T498568. [Uniformly bound with:] A Series of Prints of english history, designed as Ornaments for those Apartments in which Children receive the first Rudiments of their Education. London. Printed and Sold by John Marshall, [s.d., c.1800]. [2]pp. 64 wood-engraved plates. ESTC T505937. 24mo and 16mo. Contemporary (original?) red roan, ruled and lettered in gilt. Rubbed and marked, spines sunned. Contemporary inked ownership inscriptions of Mary Fludyer to title pages, loss to lower margin of plate 61, occasional inked corrections to text, toned and foxed.
Price
£ 300.00
TRIMMER, Mrs. [Sarah]. New and comprehensive lessons; containing a general outline of the old testament; with twenty-four engravings. John Harris, [s.d., c. 1830].
vi, [1], 8-138pp, [6]. With 24 wood-engraved illustrations in the text, and three final advertisement leaves. Original publisher's calf, ruled and lettered in gilt. Rubbed and marked. Contemporary inked ownership inscription to FEP: 'Augusta Fludyer / Janry. 1. 1834', very short tear to fore-edge of leaf H2.
Price
£ 250.00
TRIMMER, Mrs. [Sarah]. Questions adapted to lessons extracted from the teacher's assistant. Francis & John Rivington. 1845. New edition.
48pp. Original publisher's printed drab wrappers. Extremities spotted and dust-soiled. Occasional dog-earing, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
[PRIOR, Matthew]. Poems on Several Occasions. Printed for J. Tonson...and J. Barber. 1721.
In two volumes. [26], 267, [5]; 238pp, [2]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I. Contemporary panelled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Extremities rubbed, some surface loss to boards and foot of spine of Vol. I, slight splitting to lower joint of Vol. II. Inked shelf-marks to FEPs, lightly toned.
Price
£ 75.00
[SHERIDAN, Frances]. The history of nourjahad. Printed for J. Dodsley. 1767. First edition.
[4], 240pp. With a half-title. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf, recently rebacked, contemporary red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed and bumped, chipping to lettering-piece. Armorial bookplate of Lady Davy to FEP, inked ownership inscription of 'Jane Kerr 1790' to half-title, inked notes to front blank fly-leaf and title page, small hole to foot of leaf B8, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 150.00
TASSO, Torquato. La gerusalemme liberata. Appresso Teofilo Barrois. 1785.
In two volumes. [2], viii, 326; [2], 333pp, [1]. Contemporary mottled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Lightly rubbed. Small hole to leaf R8, Vol. II, with very slight loss of sense, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
PALEY, William. The principles of moral and political philosophy. Printed by J. Davis, for R. Faulder. 1787. Fourth edition, corrected.
In two volumes. xxxiii, [5], 378; [8], 433pp, [1]. Contemporary tree-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed, spines sunned. Later inked ownership inscriptions to FFEPs, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 125.00
GENLIS, Stéphanie Félicité, Comtesse de. Memoirs of the countess de genlis, illustrative of the history of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Henry Colburn. 1825. First edition in English.
In two volumes. vii, [1], 324; [4], 300pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. Rubbed, surface loss to spines, loss to lettering-pieces, some splitting to joints, a trifle marked. Spotting to endpapers, offsetting to Vol. I title, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
PARSONS, G[eorge] S[amuel]. Nelsonian reminiscences. Charles C. Little and James Brown. 1843. First edition.
[4], 251pp, [1]. Original publisher's drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities worn, loss to head and foot of spine, upper joint split, chipping to lettering-piece. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, later inked ownership to recto of FFEP, foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
DOUGLAS, Sir Howard. On naval warfare with steam. John Murray. 1858. First edition.
155, 32pp. With a half-title and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's blind-stamped navy cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 250.00
MARSHALL, John. Royal naval biography; or, Memoirs of the Services of all the flag-officers, superannuated rear-admirals, retired-captains, post-captains, and commanders... Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1823-1830. First edition.
In 12 volumes, Original publisher's blind-stamped dark green cloth, gilt. Extremities very lightly rubbed, spines a trifle sunned, top-edges dust-soiled. Contemporary armorial bookplates of James Whatman to all FEPs, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to recto of FFEP of Vol. I, very occasional slight chipping to margins, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 1,500.00
[JURIEN DE LA GRAVIERE, Jean Pierre Edmond]. Sketches of the last naval war. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. 1848. First edition in English.
In two volumes. xxxvii, [3], 240, 32; [4], 300pp. With nine engraved folding charts/maps predominantly depicting the battles of St. Vincent and Trafalgar. Original publisher's blind-stamped burgundy cloth, lettered in gilt. Rubbed and marked, spines sunned. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP of Vol. I, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 325.00