Recent Acquisitions

ALBERTI, Leon Battista. I dieci libri di architettura di leon battista alberti tradotti in italiano da cosimo bartoli... Nella stamperia di Giovanni Zempel presso Monte Giordano. 1784. New edition.
xxvi, 565pp, [1]. With 35 engraved folding plates. Attractively bound in contemporary richly gilt-tooled calf, tan morocco lettering-piece, gilt, armorial coloured arms of Cardinal Fiov. Andrea de Caledocia to boards, with arms of Malta superimposed, A.E.G., housed in custom tan cloth case. Extremities worn and a trifle marked, worming, surface loss, and slight cracking to spine, joints split. Marbled endpapers - some worming, occasional light spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 950.00
KNAPP, Georg Friedrich. The state theory of money. Macmillan and Co., Limited. 1924. First edition in English.
xviii, 306pp. With half-title. Original publisher's green cloth, gilt. Rubbed, bumped, and sunned, split to head of spine. Browning to endpapers, lightly spotted. From the library, though not identified as such, of British barrister Patrick Neill, Baron Neill of Bladen (1926-2016).
Price
£ 250.00
CASSEL, Gustav. Fundamental thoughts in economics. T. Fisher Unwin Ltd.. 1925. First edition in English.
159pp, [1]. With half-title. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in blue. A trifle rubbed and marked. Foxed. From the library, though not identified as such, of British barrister Patrick Neill, Baron Neill of Bladen (1926-2016).
Price
£ 125.00
[WARD, Edward]. The Tipling Philosophers. A Lyrick Poem. To which is subjoin'd, A short Abstract of their Lives and most memorable Actions . Printed: And Sold by J. Woodward. 1710.
[8], 40pp. With an additional title-page 'Wine and wisdom: or, the Tipling Philosophers...' (seemingly extracted from the later reissue, ESTC T124665), bound in place of leaf A4 (which in said reissue contains an advertisement for books printed for A. Bettesworth, ESTC does not however state whether this ought to be the case in this printing) - with the imprint date of both titles altered in manuscript to 1719. Contemporary half-calf, recently rebacked to style. Rubbing to boards. Ownership inscription of 'Robt. Holden' to FEP, later armorial bookplate to recto of FFEP, later ownership inscription of 'H. Slopes / Sept. 16th 1887' to head of same, occasional marginal ink-staining, foxed.
Price
£ 450.00
[FISHER, Anne]. The Pleasing Instructor or Entertaining Moralist consisting of Select Essays, Relations, Visions, and Allegories collected from The most Eminent English Authors to which are prefixed New Thought on Education. Published...by G. G. & J. Robinson. 1785. New edition.
[2], iii, [1], xii, 368pp. With an engraved title-page, and three engraved plates. Recent calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slight rubbing to extremities. Very small hole to lower corner of title-page, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 100.00
PERCY, Henry. Cautions for company and battalion drill. John W. Parker and Son. 1860.
64pp. Partially unopened in original publisher's printed paper drab wrappers. Extremities rubbed, dust-soiled and a trifle creased, illegible ink inscription to upper panel that gives mention to Henry Percy. Very occasional ink marking to margins, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
SOCIETY OF NAVAL GENTLEMEN. Britannia triumphant: or, An Account of the Sea-Fights and Victories of the English Nation, From the earliest Times, down to the Conclusion of the late War...to which is prefixed, A Large Introduction, Containing the History of Navigation... Printed for R. James. 1767.
li, [1], 224pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece, and five engraved plates. Contemporary sheep, recently rebacked with contemporary spine laid-on, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities worn, surface repairs to boards, some marking. Lightly foxed throughout.
Price
£ 250.00
[BRITISH ARMY]. Field exercise and evolutions of the army, as revised in 1833. Printed and Sold by William Clowes. 1833.
xvi, 336pp. With 37 plates of infantry manoeuvres. Recent dark green half-morocco, brown cloth boards, gilt, marbled edges. A trifle rubbed and marked. Lightly foxed, occasional offsetting.
Price
£ 125.00
WARDROP, Major A[lexander] E[rnest]. Modern pig-sticking. Macmillan and Co.. 1914. First edition.
xii, 304pp, [4]. With half-title, two terminal advertisement leaves, a tipped-in errata slip, a monochrome photographic frontispiece, and 35 monochrome photographic illustrations. Original publisher's gilt-stamped navy cloth. A trifle rubbed and marked. Light browning to endpapers, contemporary ink gift inscription to FFEP, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
EAMER, John. Colonel sir john eamer's defence on the court martial held on charges preferred against him by captain william ayres, &c. &c. to which are added, the charges at length; together with the sentence, and his majesty's decision thereon. [Nichols and Son]. 1885. First edition.
[4], 84pp. Original publisher's drab paper wrappers. Slight chipping and rubbing, wrappers separating from text-block. Very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 125.00
HART, Richard. Ecclesiastical records of england, ireland, and scotland, from the fifth century till the reformation: being an epitome of british councils, the legatine and provincial constitutions, and other memorials of the olden time, with prolegomena and notes. Printed by Metcalfe and Palmer. 1836. First edition.
viii, [4], 322pp, [2]. With an engraved frontispiece and a terminal list of subscribers. Uncut and unopened in original publisher's drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Light rubbing, some scoring and marking to boards, chipping to lettering-piece. Later armorial bookplate of Henry Birkbeck to FEP, foxed.
Price
£ 75.00
[SAEL, George]. Mental amusement; or, the Juvenile Moralist: consisting of moral essays, allegories, and tales, interspersed with poetical pieces. Calculated for the use of private families and public schools. Printed for G. Sael...and sold by M. Poole and Son. 1798. Second edition, revised.
viii, 136pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Original publisher's green calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting paper lettering-piece ('1s 6d'). A trifle rubbed, slight chipping to lettering-piece. Both free endpapers torn away, with later manuscript inscription to verso of frontispiece, leaves F3-F4 protruding from text block, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 1,250.00
ALBERTI DI VILLANUOVA, Francesco . Nuovo dizionario portatile, italiano-francese, compendiato da quello d'alberti... Presso Bossange, Masson e Besson, Librai. 1797.
[4], xxiii, [1], 495pp, [1]. With half-title. [Bound with:] ALBERTI DI VILLANUOVA, Francesco. Nouveau dictionnaire de poche, francois-italien, abrege de celui d'alberti... A Paris. Chez Bossange, Masson et Besson, 1797. 11, [1], xxiii, [1], 432pp. With half-title. 12mo. Contemporary sheep, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Heavily worn. Hinges exposed, loss to half-title, loss to corners of b3 and I1 - touching text in both instances with some loss of sense, light damp-staining to first half of text-block, leaves toned, occasional spotting and marginal chipping.
Price
£ 150.00
GURNEY, Joseph John. Thoughts on habit and discipline. Hamilton, Adams, and Co.. 1844. Second edition.
v, [3], 318pp, [2]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Rubbed, a trifle marked, corners bumped. Foxed throughout. Presentation copy, ink inscription to FFEP; 'To / Henry Birkbeck Junr. / from his attached uncle / & aunt / J. J. Gurney / E. P Gurney'.
Price
£ 125.00
DIBDIN, T[homas]. The last lays of the last of the three dibdins... Harding and King. 1833. First edition.
viii, 158pp, [1]. With a list of subscribers. Contemporary green half-calf, green buckram boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 50.00
BOUILLY, J[ean] N[icolas]. Conseils a ma Fille. Chez Rosa, Librarie, au Cabinet Litteraire. 1817. Fourth edition.
In two volumes. [6], xii, 354; [6], 354pp. With an engraved title-page to each volume, and a further 19 engraved plates. Contemporary straight-grain morocco, tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, booksellers ticket of Bossange & Masson to FEP of Vol. I, occasional short tears and chipping to margins, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 125.00
MILLS, W[illiam]. The belief of the jewish people and of the most eminent gentile philosophers, more especially plato and aristotle, in a future state, briefly considered... At the University Press for the Author. 1828. First edition.
viii, 130pp. With half-title. Uncut in original publisher's blue cloth-backed drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece to upper board. Rubbed, surface loss to spine, spots of marking to boards. Very occasional marginal chipping, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The vicar of wakefield. Printed for J. Bumpus. 1816.
[5], viii, 248pp. Contemporary black morocco-backed blind-stamped green cloth boards, spine richly gilt, marbled edges. Slight rubbing to extremities. Marbled endpapers, tear to leaf F4 - touching text of p.71, without loss of sense - paper repair to verso, not touching text, foxed throughout.
Price
£ 75.00
ROGERS, Samuel. Poems. Edward Moxon. 1852.
In two volumes. viii, 305, [3]; [2], vii, [1], 327pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I, and numerous engraved illustrations in the text. Contemporary reversed calf, tan morocco lettering-pieces. Extremities rubbed, and a trifle marked, surface loss to spines, chipping to lettering-pieces. Decorated endpapers, occasional light spotting. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to blank fly-leaf of Vol. I; 'To Lord Glenelg / from his affectionate friend / Samuel Rogers / 1853.'
Price
£ 175.00
[ALLIX, Pierre]. Reflexions Upon the books of the holy scripture To Establish the truth of the Christian Religion. Printed for Richard Chiswell. 1688. First edition in English.
Two volumes bound as one. [20], 260; [16], 323pp, [1]. Contemporary calf. Extremities worn and marked, loss to head and foot of spine. Front pastedown sprung, small marginal worm-trail to upper-corner of Vol. I, contemporary ownership inscription to to verso of FFEP; 'Tho: Sandys bought of Mr. Wilkin' (now illegible price paid noted above), with deleted ownership inscription (dated 1695) beneath, later ink inscriptions to front blank fly-leaf, leaves Q8 of Vol. I and I8 and O8 of Vol. II detached (the latter two pinned in place), very small hole to text of K4 of Vol. II - without loss of sense, tear to gutter margin of P1 - touching text with slight loss of sense, occasional spotting and light dust-soiling.
Price
£ 250.00