Recent Acquisitions

[TICKELL, Richard]. Anticipation: Containing the Substance of His M---------y's Most Gracious Speech to both H------s of P----l-----t, on the Opening of the approaching session, together With a full and authentic account of the debate which will take Place in the H----e of C------s, on the Motion for the Address, and the Amendment. With notes. Printed for T. Becket. 1778. Second edition.
vi, [2], 74pp. With a half-title. Recent marbled paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Slightest of rubbed to extremities. Very small hole to margin of leaf K4, slight loss to margin of L1, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 75.00
LESTOCK, [Richard]. Vice-Admal Lestock's recapitulation...containing, His Remarks on the Evidence that have been examined, relating to the late Miscarriage of his Majesty's Fleet off Toulon... Re-printed by and for George Faulkner. 1745.
22pp. Without terminal advertisement leaf. Recent half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed. Foxed.
Price
£ 150.00
A GENTLEMAN OF THE ROYAL NAVY. Ad------l M------ws's conduct In the late engagement vindicated. Wherein the whole Affair is compendiously stated. The Several Pieces published by Mr. L-----k examined with Candor. And His artifices, and Recriminations, set in a proper light. Printed for M. Cooper. 1745. First edition.
[2], 47pp, [1]. Recent navy buckram-backed blue paper boards, lettered in gilt. Extremities browned and sunned. Lightly foxed.
Price
£ 150.00
[CHRISTIANITY]. [Transliterated from the Greek Lessons from the Bible: translated from the English by Marietta S. Ralli.]. S. K. Vlastou. 1874.
[6], 183pp, [1]. With eight engraved plates. Title and imprint transliterated from the Greek. Handsomely bound in contemporary richly gilt-tooled red morocco. Lightly rubbed. Book-label of Caterina to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
[SOCIETY OF PAINTERS IN WATER COLOURS]. [15 catalogues for the annual and winter exhibitions of the Society of Painters in Water Colours, dated between 1868 and 1881]. Clayton and Co., and, from 1874 onwards, Harrison and Sons, 1868-1881.
15 separately issued catalogues. Stitched, as issued; those for the annual exhibition bound in original publisher's printed mauve paper wrappers, those for the winter exhibition issued without wrappers with the exception of the 1880-81. Dust-soiled, lightly creased, a trifle chipped, occasional loss to wrappers. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 500.00
[SOCIETY OF PAINTERS IN WATER COLOURS]. Exhibition of the society of painters in water colours. The Fiftieth [Fifty-First, Fifty-Second, Fifty-third]. At the gallery, 5, pall-mall east. Open from Nine till Dusk. Admittance, one shilling...catalogue, sixpence. Printed by Joseph Clayton, 1854-1857.
Four separately issued catalogues. 16pp; 15pp, [3]; 14pp; 15pp, [1]. Stitched, as issued. Dust-soiled, lightly creased, a trifle chipped, occasional ink annotations/pen-trials.
Price
£ 500.00
[LOCKE, John]. The reasonableness of christianity, As delivered in the Scriptures. To which is added, A Vindication of the same, from Mr. Edwards's Exceptions.. Printed for Awnsham and John Churchil. 1696. Second edition.
[4], 307, [5], 40pp, [4]. With two terminal advertisement leaves. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities worn, surface loss to spine, joints split. some loss to margins of leaves Q4 and T4, marking to p.236-237, loss to RFEP.
Price
£ 600.00
POPE, Walter. The life of the Right Reverend Father in God seth, Lord Bishop of Salisbury, And Chancellor of the Most Noble Order of the Garter... Printed for William Keblewhite. 1697.
[4], 193pp, [3]. With two terminal pages of publisher's advertisements. Without errata slip. Contemporary blind-ruled speckled calf, recently rebacked and recornered. Later armorial bookplate of Seth Ward to FEP, near contemporary inked initials to head of title-page, occasional pencilled highlighting, light spotting, minute worm-holes to margins.
Price
£ 750.00
[FERROCARRIL MEXICANO], CASTILLO, Francisco. CASTILLO, Edmundo. 1873-1923. Conmemoracion del 50 Aniversario de la Inauguracion del Trafico Directo Entre Mexico y Veracruz. [La Helvetia]. [1922]. First edition.
151pp, [1]. Predominantly comprised of monochrome photographic illustrations. With a folding map of Mexican railroad lines. Original publisher's printed green paper wrappers. Extremities a trifle rubbed and marked. Internally clean and crisp but for light spotting to title-page.
Price
£ 200.00
SMITH, Adam. An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations...The eleventh edition; with notes, supplementary chapters, and a life of dr. smith, By william playfair. 1805. 1805. Eleventh edition.
Three volumes. xl, 515, [1]; viii, 567, [1]; viii, 590pp, [2]. With half-titles to vols. II-III, as issued, and a terminal advertisement leaf to vol. III. Uncut, in original publisher's two-tone paper boards, with printed volume numbers and manuscript title. Later shelf-label/lot-ticket pasted to spine of Vol III. Rubbed, with some loss and neat paper repairs to spines, cracking to joints. Repaired tear to Q4, without loss, small hole to S5, without loss of sense.
Price
£ 950.00
HOPE, Alex. J. Beresford. The report of her majesty's commission on the laws of marriage, relative to marriage with a deceased wife's sister, examined in a letter to sir robert harry inglis, bart. m.p.. James Ridgway. 1849. Third edition, revised and enlarged.
94pp, [2]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Original publisher's blue printed paper wrappers. Slight chipping to head of spine. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 175.00
[PROYART, Lievin-Bonaventure]. The life of princess louisa (madame louise), of france, daughter of louis xv, king of france: a carmelite nun. Printed by J. Easton...For Mrs. Elizabeth Macdonald. 1808. New edition.
In two volumes. xix, [1], 256; 264pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt, marbled edges. Rubbed, upper joints split with boards held by cords only, loss to top spine compartments of both vols. Occasional spotting, small hole to text of leaf G7, Vol. II - without loss of sense.
Price
£ 125.00
[BRISTOL REFUGE SOCIETY]. The first report of the bristol refuge society, for the Restoration of Females Who have unhappily fallen from Virtue, Ending 6 Month 30, 1815; with a list of the donors and subscribers. [s.n.]. [1914].
An early twentieth-century facsimile reprint of the original 1815 printing. 31pp, [1]. Original publisher's printed drab paper wrappers. Very light creasing.
Price
£ 100.00
LADY WALLACE. The conduct of the king of prussia and general dumourier, investigated by lady wallace. Printed for J. Debrett. 1793. First edition.
[4], 156pp, [4]. With two terminal advertisement leaves. Uncut, partially unopened, stitched, as issued. Ink inscription to title-page, occasional spotting, dust-soiling, chipping to margins.
Price
£ 250.00
HOUSSAYE, Arsene. Les grandes dames. E. Dentu. 1868. First edition.
In four volumes. [4], viii, 387, [1]; [4], 379, [1]; [4], 363, [1]; [4], 366pp. With four engraved plates. Contemporary calf-backed marbled brown cloth boards, gilt. A trifle rubbed and marked. Marbled endpapers, lightly spotted, occasional toning to leaves.
Price
£ 100.00
JAMESON, Mrs. [Anna Brownell]. Memoirs of celebrated female sovereigns. Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. 1831. First edition.
In two volumes. [5], viii-xiii, [3], 327; [4], 359pp. Without half-titles. Contemporary navy half-calf, purple buckram boards, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, foxed.
Price
£ 150.00
COALE, Josiah. The books And Divers epistles Of the Faithful servant of the lord Josiah Coale; Collected and Published, as it was desired by him the Day of his departure out of the Life. [s.n.], Printed in the Year 1671.
28, 33-104, 152, 269-344pp. Complete despite erratic pagination. Contemporary sheep. Extremities worn and marked, loss to head and foot of spine, splitting to upper joint, remnants of metal clasps and some surface loss to boards, worm-holes in places. Pastedowns sprung, inked ownership inscription of 'William Steevens 1809' to FEP, without FFEP, later inked ownership inscription of 'Rebeccah Steevens' to foot of title-page, leaves B2-B3 detached with chipping to edges, leaves Hhh1-Hhh2 working loose, occasional worming to margins.
Price
£ 1,500.00
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
[CORBETT, Thomas]. An Account of the expedition of the British Fleet to Sicily, In the Years 1718, 1719 and 1720. under the Command of Sir George Byng... Printed for J. and R. Tonson. 1739. Third edition.
96pp. With a folding table. Recent half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Very small hole to head of F8, leaves toned.
Price
£ 200.00
ELLIOTT, S. M.. A pilgrim's visit to the land of jesus. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. 1927. First edition.
x, 115pp, [1]. With numerous monochrome photographic illustration in the text. Original publisher's tan cloth-backed pictorial paper boards, pictorial dustwrapper. Dustwrapper lightly spotted. Internally immaculate. With a loosely inserted A.L.S. dated Oct. 29th 1927, in which Elliot briefly addresses a review of the work.
Price
£ 200.00