Recent Acquisitions

HOLMAN, H[erbert]. A handy book for shipowners and masters. G. Wilder & Son. 1891. Second edition.
[4], 155pp, [1]. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in black. A trifle rubbed, some water-damage, ink-spotting and marking to boards, spine sunned. Internally clean and crisp,
Price
£ 150.00
RAWLINSON, Robert. Lectures, reports, letters, and papers on sanitary questions. P. S. King. 1876. First edition.
[4], 154pp. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page; 'Edward Williams / from the author'. [Bound with:] RAWLINSON, Robert. Waterworks. Borough of liverpool. Report on the proposed supply of water to liverpool, from bala lake, in north wales. London. Waterlow & Sons, [1866]. Second edition. 34pp.With a large engraved folding map. 8vo. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Extremities heavily rubbed. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
[BANKING]. Remarks of mr. webster, on the removal of the deposites and on the subject of a national bank... Printed by Gales & Seaton. 1834. First edition.
23pp, [1]. Stitched, as issued. A trifle browned and dust-soiled, chipping to edges of title-page, with recent ink shelf-mark to head, vertical crease to centre of all leaves.
Price
£ 125.00
PRESTON, Charles. Hints to captains. Printed by John King and Co.. 1864.
iv, [1], 6-24pp. Stitched in original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Extremities browned, a trifle marked and dust-soiled. Occasional slight shaving to margins, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
GUILLEMARD, F[rancis] H[enry] H[ill]. The life of ferdinand magellan and the first circumnavigation of the globe. 1480-1521. George Philip & Son. 1890.
viii, [4], 353pp, [1]. With half-title, a monochrome portrait frontispiece, eight monochrome plates, 11 coloured maps, and numerous line illustrations in the text. Contemporary prize-binding of gilt-tooled navy calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Rubbing and surface loss to spine, a trifle sunned. Marbled endpapers, prize bookplate of 'St. Paul's Preparatory School' to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
TANSILLO, Luigi. The Nurse, a poem. Translated from the Italian of luigi tansillo. By william roscoe. Printed by J. M'Creery. 1800. Second edition.
31, [1], 89, [3], 34pp. With half-title, and five line illustrations in the text. Parallel Italian and English text. Contemporary red half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed. Recent bookplate of 'Robert J. Hayhurst' to FEP, very occasional light dust-soiling.
Price
£ 125.00
POTTER, John Philips. The moralist; or, essays on the means of Moral Education. Addressed to parents. Printed for F. C. and J. Rivington...and J. Parker. 1821. First edition.
[3], vi-viii, 166pp, [2]. Without half-title. Handsomely bound in contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slightest of rubbing and marking to extremities. Lightly foxed, overall internally clean and crisp. From the Williams' Library, Cheltenham, with their ink-stamp to FEP.
Price
£ 100.00
SHAKESPEAR, John. A grammar of the hindustani language; to which is added a grammar of the dakhni. WM. H. Allen & Co.. 1855. Sixth edition.
xv, [1], 192pp. With an engraved frontispiece and five engraved plates depicting Hindustani characters. Original publisher's brown cloth, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed and marked, some loss to head and foot of spine, substantial loss to lettering-piece. Hinges exposed, recent ink ownership inscription to FFEP, light foxing to plates.
Price
£ 100.00
[NAUTICAL ALMANAC]. The nautical almanac and astronomical ephemeris for the year 1800. Published by order of the commissioners of longitude. Printed by C. Buckton...and Sold by P. Elmsly. 1793.
[16], 144, 15, [1], 145-162pp, [6]. With three terminal advertisement leaves. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, recently rebacked with contemporary spine laid-on. Without lettering-piece, worn, surface loss to boards, a trifle marked. Near contemporary armorial bookplate to FEP of 'George Rose' alongside book label of 'Mrs. Rose', printed duty stamp to verso of title, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 300.00
[NAUTICAL ALMANAC]. The nautical almanac and astronomical ephemeris for the year 1799. Published by order of the commissioners of longitude. Printed by C. Buckton...and Sold by P. Elmsly. 1793.
[16], 144, 15, [1], 145-162pp, [6]. With three terminal advertisement leaves. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, recently rebacked with contemporary spine laid-on, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Heavily worn, surface loss to boards, a trifle marked. Near contemporary armorial bookplate to FEP of 'George Rose' alongside book label of 'Mrs. Rose', printed duty stamp to verso of title, foxed.
Price
£ 300.00
[ALI BABA]. The forty thieves; or, ali baba and his female slave. Embellished with a neat coloured frontispiece. Dean & Munday, Threadneedle-Street, [s.d., 1808-33].
[3]-34pp. With large folding hand-coloured frontispiece depicting Ali Baba in the robber's cave and 'Margiana stabbing the captain of the rubbers, while dancing'. Original publisher's printed paper wrappers, with a woodcut device to upper wrapper and a list of 'popular tales....six-pence each' to lower wrapper. Lightly rubbed, with some loss to spine, neatly oversewn. Marjorie Moon's copy, with her bookplate tipped in at end, and pencilled date of 'c.1822' to FEP. Contemporary ink inscriptions to verso of upper wrapper and recto of frontispiece.
Price
£ 650.00
JAMES I. A counter-blaste to tobacco. (Written by king james I.). E. & G. Goldsmid. 1885.
32pp. Disbound. Lightly foxed, overall clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
LLOYD, W[illiam] F[orster]. Prices of Corn in Oxford in the Beginning of the Fourteenth Century: Also from the Year 1583 to the Present Time.... At the University Press. 1830. First edition.
viii, 100pp. Partially unopened in original cloth boards. Without lettering-piece, a trifle rubbed. Endpapers lightly browned, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
BACON, Francis. History Naturall And Experimentall, Of Life and Death. Or Of the Prolongation of Life. Printed by John Haviland for William Lee, and Humphrey Mosley. 1638.
[30], 395 [i.e. 435]pp, [3]. With an initial imprimatur leaf, an additional imprimatur on p.395 [i.e.435], and a terminal blank leaf. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, recently rebacked to style, recent contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Boards a trifle marked, some wear to corners. Recent plain endpapers, nineteenth-century ownership inscription to verso of title, light damp-staining throughout, single instance of ink underlining and marginal annotation.
Price
£ 650.00
LOCKER, Edward Hawke. Memoirs of celebrated naval commanders, illustrated by engravings from original pictures in the naval gallery of greenwich hospital. Harding and Lepard. 1832. First edition.
[12], 12, 13, [1], 19, [1], 13, [1], 13, [1], 11, [1], 15, [1], 11, [1], 16, 12, 8, 11, [1], 16, 13, [1], 22, 41, [1], 8, 3, [1], 15, [1], 12pp. With 20 engraved plates. Contemporary navy calf tooled in gilt and blind, marbled boards, A.E.G. Some rubbing. Short marginal tear to one leaf, light foxing to plates, else internally clean and crisp. Subscriber's copy, ownership inscription of 'Vice Admiral / Sir Graham E. Hamond / 1838', with his armorial bookplate to FEP.
Price
£ 750.00
OSLER, Edward. The life of admiral viscount exmouth. Smith, Elder and Co.. 1835. First edition.
xvi, 448pp, [16]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece, four lithographic plates, an engraved folding plan, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Uncut in original publisher's green cloth-backed drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Some rubbing, spots of marking, spine sunned, chipping to lettering-piece. Ink ownership inscription and armorial bookplate of 'Rear Admiral Sir Graham Hamond' to FEP, plates foxed, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 450.00
QUARLES, Francis. Emblems divine and moral: together with hieroglyphics of the life of man. Printed and Sold by H. Trapp. 1777.
[2], 289pp, [1]. Without two terminal leaves - translations of Latin mottoes and directions to the binder respectively. With an engraved half-title and a further 96 engraved plates. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, cracking to spine, corners bumped. Marbled endpapers, front blank fly-leaf removed, small hole to engraved half-title, very occasional ink-spotting/marking.
Price
£ 200.00
QUARLES, Francis. Emblems Divine and Moral; Together with hieroglyphicks of the Life of Man. Printed for D. Midwinter et al.. 1736.
[8], 375pp, [1]. With an engraved half-title and 93 engravings in the text. Bound by Charles Goodall of Leeds in early twentieth-century navy half-calf, buckram boards, tooled in gilt and blind. Rubbing to joints and edges, marking to boards, pen trials to recto and verso of engraved half-title, slight loss to lower corners of C2-3, browned throughout, occasional spots of dust-soiling.
Price
£ 250.00
QUARLES, Francis. Emblems, Divine and Moral; Together with hieroglyphicks of the Life of Man. Printed for A. Bettesworth et al.. 1723.
[8], 375pp, [1]. With an engraved half-title, and a further 94 engravings in the text. Contemporary gilt-ruled speckled calf. A trifle rubbed and marked, joints split. Hinges exposed, ink ownership inscriptions of 'William H. Davis' to recto of FFEP and head of p.9, small worm-trail to lower margins throughout, light dust-soiling.
Price
£ 250.00
QUARLES, Francis. Divine fancies, Digested Into Epigrams. Meditations. and Observations. Printed by T. D. for John Williams. 1675. Seventh edition, corrected.
[24], 167pp, [1]. Without frontispiece. Contemporary gilt-tooled black morocco, initialed 'R. S.' to both upper and lower board. Rubbed, spine sunned, corners bumped. Marbled endpapers, without FFEP and RFEP, later book-label to front blank fly-leaf; 'From the library of the Reverend Wm: Major Scott M.A.', loss to lower margin of H3, occasional spotting, light foxing.
Price
£ 350.00