Recent Acquisitions

THE EARL [PEMBROKE, George Robert Charles Herbert, Earl of] AND THE DOCTOR [KINGSLEY, George Henry]. South sea bubbles. Richard Bentley and Son. 1872. Fifth edition.
[6], 312pp. [Bound with:] [PEMBROKE, George Robert Charles Herbert, Earl of]. Roots, a plea for tolerance. London. Richard Bentley and Son, 1873. First edition in book form. viii, 178pp, [2]. With half-title. 8vo. Contemporary half-calf, maroon cloth boards, contrasting red morocco lettering pieces, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Armorial bookplate of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEP. With two single leaf autograph letters signed by the Earl of Pembroke, the first tipped-in to recto of the front blank fly-leaf, the second to the recto of the half-title of the second bound work. Recently dispersed from the library of West Horsley Hall.
Price
£ 250.00
MIDDLETON, Charles S.. Shelley and his writings. Thomas Cautley Newby. 1858. First edition.
In two volumes. xv, [1], 325; x, 358pp. With a folding plate depicting a facsimile of Shelley's handwriting and a tipped-in errata slip to Vol. 1, and an 8pp publisher's advertisement catalogue to the rear of each volume. Largely unopened in original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed and marked, spines sunned. Later armorial bookplates of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEPs, lightly spotted/creased. Recently dispersed from the library of West Horsley Hall.
Price
£ 250.00
DRINKWATER, John. Rupert Brooke: an essay. Printed for the Author at the Chiswick Press. 1916. First edition.
Limited edition, number 11 of 115 copies printed. 22pp, [2]. With half-title. Title in red and black. Original publisher's blue paper boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. A trifle rubbed, spine sunned. Very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 125.00
ROBINSON, Mrs. Mary. Lyrical Tales. Printed for T.N. Longman and O. Rees...By Biggs and Co. Bristol. 1800. First edition.
[4], 218pp. Without terminal advertisement leaf, without the portrait present in some copies, though also absent from more than one would expect if uniformly issued. Later green calf, tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. A trifle marked, spine lightly sunned. Armorial bookplate of Henry Bonnell to FEP, foxed.
Price
£ 500.00
ROBINSON, Mrs. Mary. Lyrical Tales. Printed for T.N. Longman and O. Rees...By Biggs and Co. Bristol. 1800. First edition.
[4], 218pp, [2]. With terminal advertisement leaf, without the portrait present in some copies, though also absent from more than one would expect if uniformly issued. Contemporary straight-grained green morocco, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 500.00
[HOGARTH, William]. [Etched receipt for subscription to 'a Print Representing a March to Finchly in the Year 1746']. [s.n., c.1750].
Etched subscription receipt; unused. Sometime mounted at corners, with removal marks to verso, slightly dusty, else fine.
Price
£ 600.00
CHESTERFIELD, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of. Letters of philip dormer fourth earl of chesterfield to his godson and successor: now first edited from the originals, with a memoir of lord chesterfield by the earl of carnarvon. At the Clarendon Press. 1890.
Limited edition of 525 copies, of which this is number 276. xci, 320pp. With a half-title, an engraved portrait frontispiece, six engraved plates, and a facsimile letter. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled brown morocco, gilt supralibros of the coat of arms of the Carnarvon family to both boards and morocco doublures, gilt dentelles, T.E.G. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Marbled free-endpapers, armorial bookplate of William Strang Steel to verso of FFEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 500.00
[WYNDHAM, Henry Penruddocke]. A gentleman's tour through monmouthshire and wales. In the Months of June and July, 1774. Printed for T. Evans. 1781. New edition.
[2], v, [1], 246pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red and black morocco lettering-pieces, spine richly gilt. Rubbed, splitting to upper joint. Armorial bookplate of Edward Duke to FEP, offsetting to title-page, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
CAMPBELL, Thomas. Theodric; a domestic tale; and other poems. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green. 1824. Second edition.
[8], 149pp, [1]. With half-title. Attractively bound in contemporary navy calf, tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, later ownership inscription (dated 1888) of Richenda Gurney to recto of front blank fly-leaf, very occasional light spotting. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of front blank fly-leaf: 'To Lady Anne M. Elliot / from the author.'
Price
£ 375.00
MARKHAM, Gervase. Hungers Prevention: Or, The whole Art of fowling By Water and Land. Containing all the Secrets belonging to that Art, and brought into a true Forme or Method, by which the most Ignorant may know how to take any kind of Fowle, either by Land or Water. Also, exceeding necessary and profitable for all such as travell by Sea, and come into uninhabited places: Especially, all those that have any thing to doe with the New Plantations. Printed for Francis Grove, and are to be sold by Martha Harrison. 1655. Second edition.
[16], 285pp, [1]. An unsophisticated copy in contemporary blind-ruled sheep, later paper/manuscript lettering-piece to spine. Rubbed and a trifle marked, with slight loss to extremities, surfaces. Paste downs spring, with ink inkscription of 'J. Cooke Gaiborough' to verso of upper board.
Price
£ 2,500.00
EUCLID. Euclidis elementorum Libri Priores Sex, item Undecimus & Duodecimus. Ex Versione Latina frederici commandini. Quibus accedunt Trigononometriae Planae & Sphaericae Elementa. Item Tractatus de Natura & Arithmetica Logarithmorum. In usum Juventutis Academicae. Impensis Henr. Clements. 1715.
[8], 230, [2], 76pp, [4]. Trigononometriae planae & sphaericae elementa has a separate title-page (dated 1731), pagination, and register. With two terminal advertisement leaves, and two engraved folding plates. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. A trifle rubbed. Bookplate of Charles Benson to FEP, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 375.00
PEREZ, Antonio. Padacos de historia, o Relaciones, assy llamadas por sus Auctores los Peregrinos. Retrato al vivo del natural de la fortuna. La primera Relaction contiene el discurso de las Prisones, y Aventuras de Antonio Perez, Aquel Secretario de Estado del Rey Catholico Don Phelippe II. deste nombre, desdesu primera prision, hasta su salida de los Reynoes de Espana... [s.n., i.e. Richard Field]. [1594]. Second edition.
[8], 389pp, [19]. With terminal errata leaf. Contemporary continental limp vellum, yapp edges, lacking ties. Contemporary manuscript title to spine, later manuscript title to upper board. Marked and a little worn, some loss to extremities. Slight loss to woodcut border of title, occasional marking and marginal loss to preliminaries/terminal contents leaves, some dampstaining, occasional later pencilled annotations/underlining.
Price
£ 3,750.00
BEKKER, Balthazar. The World Bewitch'd; or, An Examination of the Common Opinions concerning spirits: Their Nature, Power, Administration, and Operations. As also, The Effects Men are able to produce by their Communication. Divided into IV Parts...Translated from a French Copy, approved of and subscribed by the Author's own Hand. Printed for R. Baldwin. 1695. First English edition.
[84]. 264pp. With blank A1, and half-title. Contemporary speckled sheep, spine richly gilt. Lightly rubbed, upper board a trifle warped, small chip at head of spine, else a clean copy. Without RFEP, manuscript shelfmarks to FFEP, with the bookplate of 'The Most Honble.William Marquis of Lothian' to both FEP and REP.
Price
£ 3,750.00
[NORTH AFRICA]. Marocco, Algeria and Tunis with parts of Senegal and the military territories of the Western Sudan. Edward Stanford. [1908].
Printed folding map mounted on cloth, pasted into original publisher's green buckram boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Boards a trifle marked, ink-stamps and shelf numbers of the Board of Customs Library to lettering-piece and verso of map, lightly browned, single ink annotation marking Cefalu, Sicily.
Price
£ 75.00
[COURTSHIP]. A dialogue between Honest John And loving Kate: with Their contrivance for marriage, and way to get a livelihood. Part the first. Printed by A. Swindells, [s.d., c.1820].
15pp, [1]. With a woodcut vignette to title. [Together with:] A dialogue between honest john and Loving Kate: With their contrivance for marriage, and way to get a livelihood. Part second. Manchester. Printed by A. Swindells, [s.d., c.1820]. 15pp, [1]. With a woodcut vignette to title. 12mo. Folded and unopened as issued. Dust-soiling and chipping to margins, spotting to title of second part.
Price
£ 150.00
RERESBY, Tamworth. A collection of letters, Extracted from the most Celebrated French authors. Viz. The Chevalier de Mere, Boursault, Fontenelle, Balzac, Count Buffy, Voiture, Costar, Boileau. Adorn'd with that Variety of Subjects, as will not serve only for the entertainment of those who have made some advances in the French Language, but also for their Instruction in a polite manner of writing. Made English by Tamworth Reresby, Esq. Printed by T. Howlatt, for J. Graves. 1715. First edition.
[16], 309pp, [10]. With five preliminary contents leaves (Aa-5) bound at end. Contemporary panelled sheep. Rubbed, with some surface loss, short split to upper joint at head of spine. Early ink inscription 'Glynn' to FEP, some browning/marginal staining to text.
Price
£ 450.00
SAMOUELLE, George. A nomenclature of british entomology, or a catalogue of above 4,000 species of the classes crustacea, myriapoda, spiders, mites and insects, alphabetically arranged, and intended as labels for cabinets of british insects, &c. from the entomologist's Useful Compendium. Printed for Thomas Boys. 1819. First separate edition.
[2], 44pp. Printed on one side of leaf only. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, gilt, marbled edges. A trifle rubbed. Armorial bookplate of John W. Stewart to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 450.00
JOHNSON, Samuel. Julian's arts To Undermine and Extirpate christianity. Together With Answers to Constantius the Apostate, and Jovian. Printed by J[ohn] D[arby] for the Author. 1689. First edition.
[8], xv, [1], 214pp, [2]. With a half-title and a terminal errata leaf. Contemporary blind-tooled sheep. Extremities heavily worn, some surface loss to boards. Pastedowns sprung, contemporary inked ownership inscription to head of title;' E Libris Joh: Kenton e Coll Magd:', slight loss to lower corner of leaf E5, occasional light marginal dam-staining.
Price
£ 150.00
[HUDDESFORD, George]. Salmagundi; a miscellaneous combination of original poetry: consisting of illusions of fancy; amatory, elegiac, lyrical, epigrammatical, and other palatable ingredients. Printed by T. Bensley...For T. Payne et al.. 1791. First edition.
[6], 151pp, [3]. With an additional engraved title-page and a terminal errata leaf. Early twentieth-century half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed. Additional engraved title-page foxed, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 100.00
THOMSON, W[illiam] M[cCLure]. The land and the book; or, biblical illustrations drawn from the manners and customs, the scenes and the scenery of the holy land. T. Nelson and Sons. 1862.
718pp. With an engraved coloured frontispiece, 11 engraved coloured plates, numerous engraved illustrations in the text, and an engraved folding map of Palestine. Original publisher's brown buckram, stamped in gilt and blind. A trifle marked, spine sunned. Later armorial bookplate of Henry Birkbeck to FEP, contemporary ownership inscription to FFEP, foxed.
Price
£ 50.00