Recent Acquisitions

PETER LOVE-LAUGHTER. The new fun-box broke open: or, a diverting selection of droll stories, Queer Adventures, wise sayings, irish bulls, strange whims, and original jests. Printed and sold by Dean and Munday. [1822].
[3], 6-30pp. The pagination would suggest the absence of an initial leaf or frontispiece, or perhaps of the work having been issued in wrappers, with the upper panel included as a part of the text; the paucity of detailed records for the publication make it difficult to substantiate what, if indeed anything, is wanting. Uncut. Stitched, as issued. A trifle dust-soiled, spotted and browned, some slight chipping to margins, occasional creasing.
Price
£ 175.00
[NEEDHAM, Robert]. A sermon on the duty of forgiveness...together with a short discourse on prayer. Printed for Allin and Ridge, and sold by J. Johnson. 1788. First edition.
vi, 30pp, [2]. With a final publisher's advertisement leaf. Uncut. Stitched, as issued, into original publisher's powder blue wrappers. Very light marking to extremities, else fine.
Price
£ 200.00
[SEXBY, Edward], [TITUS, Silius]. Traicte politique, Compose Par william allen, Anglois, Et traduit nouvellement en francois, Ou il est prouve par l'exemple de Moyse, et par d'autres, tires hors de l'escriture, que tuer un tyran titulo vel exercitio, n'est pas un meurtre. [s.n.], 1658 [i.e. 1792].
72 [i.e. 172]pp. Handsomely bound by Thouvenin in contemporary gilt-ruled black calf, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, later bookplate of James Elwin Millard to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 500.00
[DIVORCE]. Cases of divorce for Several Causes... Printed for E. Curll. 1715. First edition.
[8], xlvii, [1], 48, 40, [2], 41-60, [2], 34pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and seven final publisher's advertisement leaves. ESTC T76890. [Bound after:] ABBOT, George. The case of impotency, As Debated in England, In the Remarble tryal, 1613. between Robert Earl of Essex, and the Lady Frances Howard, who, after Eight Years Marriage, commenc'd a Suit against him for Impotency... London. Printed for E. Curll, 1719. Third edition. [8], 192pp. With an engraved frontispiece. One volume of two only. ESTC T76338. 12mo. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, recently neatly rebacked to style. Boards rubbed. Occasional ink and pencil marginalia to second mentioned work, recent newspaper clipping pasted to REP, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 375.00
MORE, Henry. An antidote against atheism, or, An Appeal to the Naturall Faculties of the Minde of Man, whether there be not a God. Printed by J. Fletcher, and are to be sold by William Morden. 1655. The second edition corrected and enlarged: with an appendix thereunto annexed.
[32], 112, 115-398pp, [4]. 'An appendix to the late Antidote against atheism' has a separate title page. Later calf-backed marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Extremities slightly rubbed, some occasional browning to text.
Price
£ 375.00
JONES, Henry. The Earl of essex. A tragedy... Printed for R. Dodsley. 1753. First edition.
vi, [2], 61pp, [3]. ESTC T100668. [Bound with:] FIELDING, Henry. The wedding-day. A comedy... London. Printed for A. Millar, 1743. First edition. [4], 82pp, [2]. ESTC T164921. [And:] [MARTYN, Benjamin]. Timoleon. A tragedy... London. Printed for J. Watts, 1730. First edition. [14], 66pp, [2]. ESTC T50339. The variant state with the 12-line preface devoid of ornaments. Without half-title or final two leaves (advertisements?) [And:] FROWDE, Philip. The Fall of saguntum. A tragedy... London. Printed for J. Crokatt...and T. Wood, 1727. First edition. 72pp. ESTC T35257. With a half-title. [And:] [FRANCIS, Philip]. Eugenia: a tragedy... London. Printed for A. Millar, 1752. First edition. [6], 73pp, [1]. ESTC T33535. [And:] THOMSON, [James]. Agamemnon. A tragedy... London. Printed for, and sold by A. Millar, 1738. First edition. [8], 71pp, [1]. With an initial leaf of publisher's advertisements. ESTC T21112. 8vo. Contemporary calf, morocco lettering-piece, spine ruled in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Horizontal and vertical tears to leaves D2-3, and F2-3 of third bound work - touching text without loss, occasional inked ownership inscriptions of 'Hamond' throughout, some light spotting and browning.
Price
£ 200.00
[ROYAL NAVY]. Watch, quarter, station, and fire bills, for ironclads and frigates. Clarke & Son, [s.d., c.1870s].
[224]pp. Bound by Griffen & Co. of Portsea in contemporary black calf, lettered in gilt, marbled edges. Rubbed, some chipping to head of spine. Marbled endpapers, upper hinge split, inked ownership inscription to verso of front blank fly-leaf of H. C. Lockyer, Lieut. (N), slight ink-spotting to title page, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 100.00
NARES, R[obert]. Elements of orthoepy: Containing a Distinct View of the whole analogy of the english language; so far as it relates to Pronunciation, Accent, and Quantity. Printed for T. Payne and Son. 1784. First edition.
xxvi, [2], 372pp, [44].Contemporary gilt-ruled calf, morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed, top compartment chipped and scored. Marbled endpapers, later book-label of H. J. L. Neale to FEP, pasted over contemporary armorial bookplate, and above the recent book-label of Eric Gerald Stanley, contemporary inked ownership inscription to title page, light damp-staining to head of all leaves at gutter, paper repairs to lowers corners of leaves Aa2-3, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
[OLD PRETENDER]. Memorials on Both Sides, from the year 1687, To the death of K. James II. With divers Original Papers never before Publish'd, useful for such as desire to be fully inform'd in the True State of the Revolution and the Birth of the Pretender. Printed, and are to be Sold by the Booksellers of London and Westminster. 1711. First edition.
[8], 76pp. ESTC T120462. [Bound with:] The several declarations, Together with the several depositions made in council On Monday, the 22d of October, 1688. Concerning The birth of the Prince of Wales. London. Printed and sold by the Booksellers of London and Westminster, [s.d., 1711?] 40pp. ESTC N22677. [And:] [BURNET, Thomas, Sir]. Some Farther proofs, Whereby it Appears that the pretender is truly James the Third... London. Printed for M. Cooper, 1745. A new edition. [4], 83pp, [1]. ESTC T146664. [And:] A compleat view of the birth of the pretender, as collected From our Histories, State Tracts, and other Authorities...London. Printed and Published by T. Gardner, 1744. First edition. [4], 104pp. ESTC T115121. With a half-title. 8vo. Nineteenth-century richly gilt-tooled green morocco, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of David Murray to FEP, damp-staining to first bound work, leaves browned, spotted, and lightly dust-soiled throughout, occasional paper repairs to gutters and corners, inked correction to half-title of final bound work, and a single instance of underlining/marginalia.
Price
£ 500.00
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
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
TREVELYAN, Charles E.. On the education of the people of india. Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans. 1838. First edition.
vii, [1], 220, 32pp. With a half-title and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Unopened in original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed and marked, splitting to upper joint, spine sunned. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of FFEP: 'The Right Honble. / J. C. Herries M.P. / from the author'.
Price
£ 375.00
KENNINGTON, Eric. Drawing the R.A.F.: A book of portraits. Oxford University Press. 1942. First edition.
143pp, [1]. With 52 monochrome and colour portrait plates (those in colour tipped-in). Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed and sunned. Occasional spotting. Presented by Sir Ronald Storrs, who provides the introduction; inscribed on recto of FFEP: 'Daisy from Ronald 16 VII 43'. Correction to text of p.30 in Storr's hand.
Price
£ 125.00
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
QUINTILIAN. M. fabii. quintiliani rhetoris clarissimi, oratoriarum institutionum libri xii... Nicolaum Bryling. 1555.
[8], 728pp, [38]. With a final errata leaf. Contemporary blind-stamped pigskin, brass metal clasps, paper lettering piece with title in manuscript to top compartment. Extremities rubbed and discoloured, without the lower metal clasp, some scoring to boards, several very small worm-holes to spine and joints, paper lettering-piece perished. Hinges exposed, later bookplate to FEP, FFEP working loose, four contemporary and near contemporary ownership inscriptions to title page, three of which deleted, printer's device partially coloured by hand, later ink library stamp to verso, occasional chipping to margins, slight paper flaws to leaves E2 and E5 - touching text without loss of sense, loss to lower corners of leaves V7 and V8, contemporary inked ownership inscription to foot of p.727.
Price
£ 450.00
NIETZSCHE, Frederic. Ainsi parlait zarathoustra. Georges Cres et Cie.. 1919.
ix, [1], 448pp, [2]. With a half-title and a portrait frontispiece. Extra-illustrated with an additional hand-painted title page, eight full-page hand-painted original designs in gouache, and two full-page hand-painted original designs for the binding by A. J. Powilewicz. Contemporary vellum, painted decoration in red, green, yellow, blue, and gilt, T.E.G., original publisher's printed paper wrappers bound in. Boards a trifle bowed. Decorative hand-painted endpapers, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 750.00