Recent Acquisitions

[REGISTER OF ARTS AND SCIENCES]. Register of the arts and sciences...A correct account of several hundred of the most important and interesting inventions, discoveries, and processes. Published by G. Herbert, 1824-27. First edition.
In four volumes, comprising numbers 1-104. [2], 372, ii, 6, 373-374; [2], 376, [1], 4-8; [2], 384, [1], 4-9, [1]; viii, 504pp. With an engraved frontispiece to Vol. III, an numerous engraved illustrations in the text. Contemporary gilt-tooled red half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces. Extremities rubbed and a trifle marked.Marbled endpapers, light damp-staining to gutter of first five gatherings of Vol. I, paper repair to lower corner of final leaf of Vol. III, loss to head of leaf GG3, Vol. IV, very occasional slight chipping to margins.
Price
£ 950.00
[LONDON TRADE]. A Complete guide to All Persons who have any Trade or Concern with the City of london, and Parts adjacent... Printed for T. and T. Longman et al.. 1755. Sixth edition.
[2], 178pp, [24]. Contemporary blind-ruled speckled calf, recently rebacked to style, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, some surface loss to bumped corners. Very occasional spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 450.00
MARRYAT, Frederick, Captain. Masterman ready; or the wreck of the pacific. Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1841-42. First edition.
In three volumes. [3], vi-viii, 287, [1], 32; [2], 269, [3], 32; [2], 225pp, [3]. With an engraved frontispiece to each volume, numerous engraved illustrations in the text, and terminal publisher's advertisement catalogues to Vols. I and II. Later navy calf, gilt. A trifle marked, lightly sunned. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 175.00
SANDYS, George. A Paraphrase upon the divine poems. Printed by J. M. for Abel Roper. 1676.
[24], 79pp, [17], 240, 87pp, [1]. 'A paraphrase upon the Song of Solomon' has a separate dated title-page. Handsomely bound by Cecil & Larkins in nineteenth-century red straight-grain morocco, lettered and ruled in gilt, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr. to FEP, paper repairs to fore-edge of title-page and lower corner of Dd1, a trifle toned.
Price
£ 450.00
GAY, [John]. Fables. Printed for J. Tonson and J. Watts. 1733. Fourth edition.
[14], 194pp. With numerous engraved vignettes. ESTC T13821. [Uniformly bound with:] GAY, [John]. Fables...volume the second. London. Printed for J. and P. Knapton, 1742. [8], 155pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and a further 16 plates. ESTC T13829. 8vo. Handsomely bound in contemporary tree-calf, contrasting red and green morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, later inked gift inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaves, light spotted/offsetting.
Price
£ 200.00
KONIG, Emmanuel. Regnum vegetabile quadripartitum... Typis & Impensis Emanuelis Konig, Senioris. 1708.
[22], 1112pp, [8]. Title in red and black. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. [Bound with:] KONIG, Emmanuel. Regni vegetabilis pars altera... Basileae [i.e. Basel]. Ex Officina Typographica Emanuelis & Joh. Georgii, 1696. [15], 271pp, [9]. Title in red and black 8vo. Contemporary vellum, contrasting morocco lettering-piece. Extremities lightly rubbed and marked. Later bookplates to FEP and REP, toned and foxed throughout.
Price
£ 350.00
AUDEN, W. H.. Some poems. Faber and Faber. 1940. First edition.
80pp. With a half-title. Original publisher's salmon paper boards, dustwrapper. Very slight marking to boards, dustwrapper a trifle chipped and creased, spine panel sunned. Internally clean and crisp. A very good copy.
Price
£ 100.00
COYKENDELL, Frederick. Arthur rackham: a list of books illustrated by him...with an introductory note by martin birnbaum. Privately Printed [at the Printing House of William Edwin Rudge]. 1922. First edition.
Limited edition, one of 175 copies printed. [6], 22pp, [2]. With a half-title, a portrait frontispiece, and two headpieces designed by Rackham - the second of which previously unpublished. Partially unopened in original publisher's tan paper boards, lettered in gilt, glassine dustwrapper. Extremities a trifle toned, dustwrapper sunned. Internally immaculate. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf; 'To Leslie Chaundy / with compliments of / Fred Coykendall / December 8. 1922.'
Price
£ 450.00
LIVESEY, Joseph. The Struggle. [Printed by J. Livesey], [1842-46].
A significant run of the 235 issues of this weekly periodical, comprising numbers 1-49, 52-58, 60-65, 67-80, 84-99, 102-139, 141-174, 176-229, 231-235. Each issue is comprised of 4pp and a woodcut illustration. Bound in two volumes. Contemporary burgundy cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Lightly rubbed, spines sunned and a trifle chipped. Very occasional light spotting/browning, short tear foot of second leaf of issue no. 148, slight loss to upper corner of first leaf of issue no. 183.
Price
£ 2,000.00
[DAVIES, Sir John]. A discoverie of the true causes why ireland Was neuer entirely Subdued, nor brought under Obedience of the Crowne of England, Vntill the Beginning of His Maiesties happie Raigne. Printed exactly from the Edition in 1612. Printed for A. Millar. 1747.
283pp, [5]. With five pages of publisher's advertisements to end. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities heavily worn, loss to head of spine, joints split, upper board held by cords only. Armorial bookplate of Robert Earl of Holdernesse to FEP, title-page browned, occasional light spotting, substantial los to terminal leaf of advertisements.
Price
£ 150.00
ANDREWES, Lancelot. Responsio ad apologiam cardinalis Bellarmini, Quam nuper edidit contra Praefationem Monitoriam. Serenissimi ac potentissimi principis Jacobi, Dei Gratia Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae Regis, Fidei Defensoris... Excudebat Robertus Barkerus, Serenissr. Regiae Majestatis Typographus. 1610. First edition.
[24], 362pp. With blank pi1, and terminal blank (Zz3) and errata leaves (Zz2) bound in after the title; Zz4 was presumably also blank, and discarded. Contemporary limp vellum, yapp edges, lettered in manuscript to spine. A trifle rubbed and a little bowed, chipping to head of spine, original ties missing. Some shaving to catchwords, endpapers and final leaf a little dusty and slightly chipped to edges.
Price
£ 450.00
[CHAMBERS, Robert]. Reekiana; or, Minor antiquities of edinburgh. William and Robert Chambers. 1833. First edition.
xxxvii, [3], 338pp. With a half-title, an engraved frontispiece, 13 engraved plates, two engraved illustrations in the text, and a large engraved folding map. Original publisher's green buckram-backed drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed and marked. Armorial bookplate with the initials W. D. M. to FEP, very occasional slight chipping to margins, foxed. Presentation copy, inked inscription to head of half-title: 'To Peter Cunningham / with the author's / kind compliments. / Sept: 6, 1834.'
Price
£ 200.00
DIBDIN, Thomas Frognal. An introduction to the knowledge of rare and valuable editions of the Greek and Latin Classics. Together with an account of polyglot bibles, polyglot psalters, hebrew bibles, greek bibles and greek testaments; the greek fathers, and the latin fathers. Printed for Harding and Lepard. 1827. Fourth edition.
In two volumes. [4], xiii, [1], 562; [4], 579pp, [1]. With half-titles and an engraved plate. Later vellum, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Extremities discoloured. Printed bookseller descriptions tipped-in to RFEP of Vol. II, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 175.00
[ACTS - GEORGE II]. Anno Regni georgii II. Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, primo. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the Seventeenth Day of March, Anno Dom. 1714...And thence continued be several Adjournments to the Ninth Day of January, 1715. in the Second Year of His Majesties Reign. Printed by John Baskett. 1716.
[2], 697-698pp. Recent cloth-backed plain paper boards, typed lettering-piece to upper board. Lightly rubbed. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
[ACTS - GEORGE II]. Anno Regni georgii II. Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, octavo. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the Fourteenth Day of January, Anno Dom. 1734... Printed by John Baskett. 1735.
[2], 699-707pp, [1]. Disbound. Title-page detached, lightly toned, foxed.
Price
£ 50.00
[ACTS - GEORGE II]. Anno Regni georgii II. Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, decimo octavo. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the First Day of December, Anno Dom. 1741...And thence continued be several Prorogations to the Twenty seventh Day of November, 1744, being the Fourth Session of this present Parliament. Printed by Thomas Baskett. 1745.
[2], 735-743pp, [1]. Disbound. A trifle toned.
Price
£ 50.00
[ACTS - GEORGE II]. Anno Regni georgii II. Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, vicesimo. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the First Day of December, Anno Dom. 1741... And from thence continued by several Prorogations, to the Eighteenth Day of November 1746, being the Sixth Session of this present Parliament. Printed by Richard Watkins. [1747].
39pp, [1]. Disbound. Title-page detached, inked manuscript pagination to head of all leaves, a trifle dust-soiled.
Price
£ 50.00
MIVART, St. George. Birds: the elements of ornithology. R. H. Porter. [1892]. First edition.
[8], 329pp, [1]. With 174 engravings in the text. Original publishers green buckram, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
BLOOMFIELD, Robert. Rural tales, ballads, and songs. Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe...and Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1809. Sixth edition.
[2], vi, 123pp, [5]. With 11 engraved plates and two terminal publisher's advertisement leaves. Contemporary calf, tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, near contemporary inked gift inscription to head of title-page; 'F. G. Spencer / given to him by his Father / 1811', very occasional slight chipping to margins, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
BLOOMFIELD, Robert. The farmer's boy; a rural poem. Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe...and Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1808. Tenth edition.
[4], xlviii, 99pp, [8]. With a half-title, an engraved portrait frontispiece, four engraved plates, and two terminal publisher's advertisement leaves. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, near contemporary inked gift inscription to head of half-title; 'F. G. Spencer / given to him by his Father / 1811' spotting to plates, offsetting.
Price
£ 50.00