Recent Acquisitions

BORROW, George. Lavengro; the scholar - the gypsy - the priest. John Murray. 1851. First edition.
In three volumes. xx, 360; xi, [1], 366; xi, [1], 426pp. With half-titles and an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I. Without the advertisement leaves. Contemporary red half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, offsetting to title page of Vol. I, foxed.
Price
£ 75.00
CROSLAND, T[homas] W[illiam] H[odgson]. Pop goes the weasel. Fortune & Merriman. 1924. First edition.
239pp, [1]. With a half-title. Original publisher's purple cloth-backed purple paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed and sunned. Pencilled ownership inscription to half-title, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
[LAMB, Charles]. Elia. Essays which have appeared under that signature in the london magazine. Printed for Taylor and Hessey. 1823. First edition.
[6], 341pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, richly tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges, recently rebacked to style, preserving contemporary backstrip. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, book-label of James Blackman to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
LEWIS, Wyndham. The lion and the fox: the role of the hero in the plays of shakespeare. Grant Richards Ltd.. 1927. First edition.
326pp. With a half-title. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Without dustwrapper. A trifle rubbed. Contemporary inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 75.00
JUNIUS. The letters of junius. Complete in one volume. Printed for J. Bumpus et al.. 1820.
xxxv, [1], 460pp. With an additional engraved title page. Attractively bound in contemporary gilt-tooled green morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed, spine sunned. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
SCOTT, Walter. The lay of the last minstrel, a poem. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green. 1825. New edition.
[2], xxx, [2], 349pp, [1]. With an engraved title page. Finely bound in contemporary richly gilt-tooled red morocco, A.E.G. Extremities lightly rubbed. Contemporary inked gift inscription to head of foxed title page, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
PAGET, George, Lord. The light cavalry brigade in the crimea. Extracts from the letters and journal of the late gen. lord george paget, k.c.b., during the crimean war. John Murray. 1881. First edition.
xii, 345pp, [1]. With an engraved folding map. Original publisher's navy cloth, stamped and lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Lightly spotted internally.
Price
£ 150.00
ROCKEFELLER, David. Memoirs. The Easton Press. [2002]. First edition.
Limited edition, one of 250 copies printed for, and signed by, the author. [10], 517pp, [1]. Original publisher's gilt-tooled grey calf, A.E.G. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Moire cloth endpapers, Internally immaculate, a fine copy. Armorial bookplate of Lord Carrington to verso of FFEP. Presentation inscription to titlepage: ' For Peter Carington / With admiration and / affection. / David Rockerfeller'.
Price
£ 375.00
[LONDON GAZETTE]. The London Gazette. Published by Authority. From Tuesday March 11. to Saturday March 15. 1739. Edward Owen, 1739, [i.e. 1740].
[4]pp. Uniform age browning, edges untrimmed, some creasing and folding, faded half penny stamp to lower outer blank margin of second leaf, with ink inscription to verso.
Price
£ 75.00
[LONDON GAZETTE]. The London Gazette. Published by Authority. From Saturday June 21. to Tuesday June 24. 1740. Edward Owen. 1740.
[4]pp. Slight age browning, edges untrimmed, dusty and slightly marked, couple of stab holes at gutter, one affecting two letters of text, half penny stamp to lower outer blank corner of first leaf. Contemporary inscription on first leaf.
Price
£ 75.00
SCHMIDT, George. Souvenir de America Central. George Schmidt. 1903.
[2], 50 photographic plates. Stitched in original pictorial wrappers, upper wrapper with drawing of Central American landscape. Wrappers slightly faded and creased at margins, very minor toning, expert small repair to outer blank margin of four leaves. Else a clean copy.
Price
£ 250.00
CRESSWELL, Walter D'Arcy. Poems (1921-1927). Wells Gardner, Darton & Co., Ltd.. 1928. First edition.
[10], 78pp. With half-title. Original publisher's navy cloth boards, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. A trifle rubbed and bumped, chipping to dustwrapper spine. Inked correction to p.57, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
DE MARLES, J.. Les cent merveilles des sciences et des arts. Ad. Mame et Cie. 1863. Sixieme edition [i.e. sixth edition].
[2], 236pp. With an engraved frontispiece and an additional engraved titlepage. Handsomely bound in contemporary black calf, tooled in gilt and blind, gilt device of the Lycee Imperial de Lyon to upper board, marbled edges. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
[INDIA OFFICE]. The india list civil and military. July, 1882. Wm. H. Allen & Co.. [1882].
27, [2], 548, [5], 550-628, 22pp, [1]. With advertisement catalogues to bound to front and rear. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in black, all edges red. Rubbed, lightly marked, spine discoloured. Occasional spotting.
Price
£ 150.00
STURM, [Christoph Christian]. Beauties of sturm, in lessons on the works of god, and of his providence. Rendered familiar to the capacities of youth, By Eliza Andrews. Printed for Darton and Harvey et al.. 1799. [Second edition].
[8], 308pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities worn, without upper board, surface loss to spine. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
LEMIERRE, [Antoine-Marin]. La peinture: poeme en trois chants. Chez le Jay Librarie. [1769]. First edition.
[4], vii, [1], 94pp. With a half-title, an engraved titlepage, and three engraved plates. Contemporary gilt-tooled sheep, morocco lettering-piece. Extremities worn, some loss to foot of spine. Marbled endpapers, contemporary book-label of the Chez Bouvat Library, St. Petersburg to FEP, loss to gutter of front blank fly-leaf, contemporary inked ownership inscription to half-title, slight paper-flaw to border of one plate, twentieth-century Russian library stamp/label to rear blank fly-leaf, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 375.00
WALKER, Thomas. The original. Henry Renshaw. 1836. Second edition.
iv, 444pp. Contemporary half-calf tooled in gilt and blind, marbled paper boards, morocco lettering-pieces, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
BICKLE, Jebus. Lays of Lyonesse. And Other Verses. The Camborne Printing & Stationery Company. 1900. First edition.
200pp. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Upper hinge exposed, FFEP torn and working-loose, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
TROLLOPE, Anthony. The golden lion of granpere. Tinsley Brothers. 1872. First edition.
[4], 353pp, [1]. With a half-title and a 16pp terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's red-brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Rubbed and worn, joints split, chipping to head and foot of spine. Hinges partially exposed, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
[THORTON, John]. Solid resources for old age; or, the means by which the evening of life may be rendered both profitable and pleasant. Printed for William Baynes and Son. 1824. First edition.
viii, 136pp. Uncut in original publisher's cloth-backed drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed and marked, loss to lettering-piece. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00