Recent Acquisitions

WATTS, Isaac. Divine and moral songs, Attempted in Easy Language, for the use of children. Published by Oliver & Boyd. 1839.
48pp. With a woodcut frontispiece and 26 woodcut vignettes. Original publisher's green printed paper wrappers. Extremities rubbed and a trifle marked, some chipping to spine. Internally clean and crisp, a very good copy.
Price
£ 250.00
NIXON, Richard. The real war. Sidgwick & Jackson. 1980. First English edition.
vii, [3], 341pp, [1]. With tipped-in errata. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in black and silver. Without dustwrapper. Spine sunned, else a clean and crisp copy. Armorial bookplate of Lord Carrington to verso of FFEP. Presentation copy, loosely inserted bookplate inscribed: 'Richard Nixon for Lord Carrington'.
Price
£ 300.00
[BON MOTS]. Elite des bons mots et des pensees choisies, Recueillies avec soin des plus celebres Auteurs, & principalement des Livres en ana. Chez Jaques Desbordes. 1706.
In two volumes. [6], 492, [6]; [2], 476pp. Titlepages in red and black. With three final leaves of publisher's advertisements to Vol. I. Contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed, some marking and discolouration, corners bumped. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplates of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEPs, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 300.00
IMBONATI, Carlo Giuseppe. Chronicon tragicum sive de eventibus tragicis Principum, Tyrannorum, Virorumque sama vel nobilitate illustrium. A primo in Orbe Terrarum Monarcha usque ad XVII. Seculum Christi... Typis Haeredum Corbelletti. 1696. First edition.
In two parts. [16], xlviii, 140, [8], 364pp, [16]. With an additional engraved title page to the first part, and an engraved title page to part two. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities discoloured and lightly rubbed, small worm-holes to spine and lower joint, faded inscription to upper board. Inked ownership inscription to title page, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 450.00
[TRIAL] PHILLIPS, Mr. The truly eloquent speech of Mr. Phillips, at full length, in the Court of Common Pleas, Dublin, in the case of Guthrie, v. Sterne for Adultery. Printed by W. Glindon. [1815?].
16pp. Unbound, with remains of original stitching. Edges, first and final leaves dust-soiled, uncut, small tear to outer blank margin of two leaves and gutter of last, little spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
[BARBADOS PRINTING]. The calico ball. Printed at "Herald Office," Bolton Lane. [1880?].
7pp, [1]. With typographical border to title. Stitched in original printed paper wrappers. Wrappers dusty and a trifle marked, spine split at head, very slightly toned, the odd spot, few small tears along horizontal crease, faint vertical fold. A remarkably well-preserved copy.
Price
£ 850.00
[LYTTELTON, George Lyttelton, Baron]. Dialogues of the dead. Printed for W. Sandby. 1760. Second edition.
xii, 320pp. Without errata leaf. Contemporary gilt-tooled red straight- grain morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed and marked, spine sunned. First front blank fly-leaf working-loose, inked prize inscription of Nelson House school, dated 1811, to recto of second blank fly leaf, some light damp- staining to initial gathering, very occasional chipping to margins.
Price
£ 350.00
JOHNSON, W. B.. History of the progress and present state of animal chemistry. Printed for J. Johnson...By J. Crowder and E. Hemsted. 1803. First edition.
In three volumes. vi, [2], 411, [1]; [4], 477, [1]; [4], 407pp, [1]. Contemporary gilt-tooled tree-calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces. Rubbed, naive calf repairs to spine of Vol. I, worming to head of spines of Vols. I and II. Armorial bookplates of Somerhill Library to all FEPs, ink-stain to fore-edge of G1, Vol. III, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 325.00
CAMPBELL, Thomas. The pleasures of hope, with other poems. Printed for Mundell, Doig, & Stevenson... 1807. Ninth edition.
[8], 136, 16pp. With four engraved plates, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Contemporary gilt-ruled red morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed and marked. Marbled endpapers, contemporary inked ownership inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf, very slight loss to lower corner of leaf A1, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
PERSIUS. Auli persii flacci satyrae VI. Apud Joannem Janssonium. 1659.
126pp, [6]. Later blind-ruled green morocco, lettered in gilt, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, earlier booksellers description pasted to recto of front blank fly-leaf, very occasional spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
BUSBECQ, Ogier Ghiselin van. A. Gislenii Busbequii omnia quae extant. Cum Privilegio. Ex Officina Elzeviriana. 1633. First Elzevir edition.
575 [i.e. 577]pp, [23]. With an engraved title page. Handsomely bound in later gilt-tooled red morocco, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt initial 'M' to lower spine compartment, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed, small wormhole to top compartment of spine. Blue paper endpapers, bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to verso of FFEP, small hole to upper margin of title.
Price
£ 300.00
MUSGRAVE, William. De arthritide Primigenia & Regulari. Apud T. Payne, B. White, J. Robsob, & P. Elmsly. 1776. 1st Edition.
iv, [16], 195pp, [1]. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, slight loss to head of spine, upper board bowed. Contemporary armorial bookplate of Frederick Lambert to FEP, later shelf-label of Garratts Hall Library pasted beneath, small ink-stamps of the recently dispersed library of Hugh Selbourne to verso of title-page and foot of p.51, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
TYNDALL, John. Heat considered as a mode of motion: being a course of twelve lectures delivered at the royal institution of great britain in the season of 1862. Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green. 1863. First edition.
[7], x-xix, [1], 468pp. With a half-title, an engraved folding plate, numerous engraved illustrations in the text, and a terminal 32pp publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's blind-stamped red cloth, lettered in gilt. Rubbed, spine sunned. Later bookplate of John Waern Hill to FEP, contemporary inked ownership inscription to head of title-page, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
[BERKELEY, George]. Alciphron: or, the Minute Philosopher. In seven dialogues. Containing an Apology for the Christian Religion, against those who are called Free-thinkers. Printed for J. Tonson. 1732. Second edition.
In two volumes. [14], 356; [8], 351pp, [1]. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf, recently neatly rebacked to style, recent contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Boards rubbed. Very occasional light spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 450.00
JERMENT, George. Early piety, illustrated and recommended in several discourses. Printed by H. L. Galabin. 1793. First edition.
[4], 284pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled paper boards, gilt. Without lettering-piece, rubbed, substantial loss to marbled paper of lower board. Small hole to titlepage - just clipping text, minute worm-trail to leaves from gatherings H onwards - occasionally touching text without loss of sense, light damp-staining to final two gatherings, occasional dust-soiling.
Price
£ 500.00
[BIBLE - English, Authorized Version]. The holy bible, containing the old and new testaments... Printed at the Clarendon Press by Samuel Collingwood and Co.. 1823.
Unpaginated. With additional engraved title pages for both the O.T. and N.T., and a further 27 engraved plates. Handsomely bound in contemporary blind-stamped black straight-grain morocco, lettered in gilt, A.E.G. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Manuscript records of births, deaths, marriages etc. of the Trueman family to front blank fly-leaves, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 950.00
DARWIN, Charles. The variation of animals and plants under domestication. John Murray. 1888. Second edition, sixth thousand.
In two volumes. xiv, 473, [1]; x, 495, [1], With numerous engraved illustrations in the text. and a 32pp publisher's advertisement catalogue to Vol. II. Very slight rubbing a marking to extremities. Contemporary inked ownership inscriptions of S. H. Hammond to FEPs, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 500.00
[ENGLISH THEATRE]. Timoleon: or, The Revolution. A Tragi-Comedy. Printed by W. Onley, for John Sturton. 1697. First edition.
[8], 80pp. Later half-vellum, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Extremities lightly rubbed and discoloured. Leaves browned/foxed, later inked annotation to title-page.
Price
£ 450.00
VIRGIL. Les georgiques de virgile. [s.n.]. 1777.
[4], 191pp, [1]. Parallel Latin and French text. With a half-title and an engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary gilt-tooled red calf, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed and marked. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, contemporary inked inscription to head of title-page, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
NEPOS, Cornelius. Cornelii nepotis excellentium imperatorum vitae. Typis J. Brindley. 1744.
[14], 118pp, [10]. With an engraved title-page and a terminal list of publisher's advertisements. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, some surface loss to boards. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00