Recent Acquisitions

[PEREFIXE DE BEAUMONT, Paul Philippe Hardouin de]. The life of henry the fourth of france, Translated from the French of Perefix, by m. le moine, One of his most Christian Majesty's Gentlemen in Ordinary. Printed by Didot l'aine. 1785.
[8], 456pp, With a half-title. Finely bound in contemporary red morocco, ruled in gilt and blind, gilt supra-libros of The Society of Writers to the Signet to both boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Extremities marked, a trifle marked and sunned. Blue paper endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst and earlier library shelf-label to FEP, manuscript shelf-marks to verso of FFEP, foxed, very occasional ink-spotting, light marginal damp-staining.
Price
£ 950.00
TCHIHATCHEV, [Pyotr Aleksandrovich]. Nouvelle phase de la question d'orient. E. Dentu. 1860. First edition.
32pp. With a half-title. Original publisher's printed blue paper wrapper. Lightly marked/spotted, some chipping to margins
Price
£ 200.00
POLIGNAC, Camille Armand Jules Marie de Prince. L'union americaine apres la guerre. E. Dentu. 1866. First edition.
iv, [1], 6-48pp. Original publisher's printed blue paper wrappers. Lightly dust-soiled/spotted, a trifle creased.
Price
£ 250.00
[FONTON, Felix]. Necessite d'une place forte federale pour la defense de la suisse par un ami de ce pays. Librairie Martignier et Chavannes. 1860. First edition.
32pp. Original publisher's drab printed paper wrappers. Extremities lightly rubbed and dust-soiled. Inked ownership inscription to title.
Price
£ 100.00
LAIDLAW, Walter. [Drop-head title:] Interesting Archaeological Discovery at Old Jedward. [s.n.], [s.d., c.1906].
73-78pp. With three photographic plates. Stapled, as issued, into original publisher's plain paper wrappers. Light spotting to extremities. Presentation copy, inked inscription to upper wrapper; 'To Lord Ralph D. Kerr / from the author / Jedburgh 14 Nov. 1906.'
Price
£ 50.00
BRUEYS, [David-Augustin de]. PALAPRAT, [Jean de]. L'avocat patelin, comedie en trois actes et en prose, Par MM. brueys et palaprat. Representee pour la premiere sois a Paris, par les Comediens Francais, le 4 juin 1706. Chez Mad. George. [1798]. Nouvelle edition [i.e. new edition].
36pp. Uncut, stitched, as issued, in original publisher's drab paper wrappers. Contemporary inked ownership inscription to title, printed paper slip bearing the imprint of Chez Mad. George pasted over the actual imprint of Chez Fages, slight loss to lower margin of leaf D2, light spotting.
Price
£ 100.00
[NAPOLEON]. L'homme du siecle et de la patrie. [De l'Imprimerie de Hocquet], [s.d., c.1815]. First edition.
20pp. Uncut, stitched, as issued. Horizontal tears to text of final two leaves, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 250.00
[BONNAY, Charles-Francois, marquis de]. Le prophete jonas. Juillet 1793 par un emigre. [s.n.]. [1793]. Seconde edition.
[2], 38pp. Uncut, stitched into original publisher's drab paper wrappers. Lightly dust-soiled, contemporary inked ownership inscription to upper wrapper; 'Monsieur De la Galailiere / a Moleubeck', likely the Marquis de la Galailiere, state councillor and intendant of justice and finances in Lorraine province.
Price
£ 100.00
[ROUSSEAU, Jean Jacques], [STAEL-HOLSTEIN, Anne Louise Germaine de]. Lettres sur les ouvrages et le caractere de j. j. rousseau. [s.n.]. 1789. Derniere edition [i.e. second edition].
[4], 88pp. Uncut, stitched into later marbled paper wrappers. Extremities marked and chipped, wrapper separating from text-block. Contemporary inked annotation and later ink-stamp of crown motif with initials 'H. A.' to title, several lines of p.7 deleted in ink (bled through to p.8-9), lightly spotted.
Price
£ 125.00
BARRUEL, [Augustin]. Lettrer d'un voyageur a l'abbe barruel ou nouveaux documens pour ses memoires, nouvelles decouvertes faites en allemange, anecdotes sur quelques grands personnages de ce pays, chronique de la secte, &c. Se vend chez A. Dulau et Co. et al.. 1800. First edition.
[2], iv, [2], 191pp, [2]. Uncut and partially unopened, stitched, as issued, in original publisher's plain blue paper wrappers. Extremities lightly spotted, significant loss to spine panel. Short tear to upper margin of leaf L3, some worming to gutter margins throughout.
Price
£ 200.00
MOLIERE [POQUELIN, Jean-Baptiste]. L'etourdi, comedie en cinq actes et en vers, de moliere. Chez les Libraires Au Theatre de Moliere et al., [s.d.]. Nouvelle edition.
96pp. Uncut, stitched, as issued, in original publisher's drab plain paper wrappers. Lightly spotted/sunned.
Price
£ 50.00
DUNCAN, Henry. The young south country weaver; or, a journey to glasgow: a tale for the radicals. Printed for Waugh & Innes. 1821. Second edition.
[2], iv, [3], 10-192pp. Contemporary red half-morocco, marbled paper boards. Rubbed, remnants of paper label to spine, head and foot worn. Recent bookplate of David Buchanan Smith to FEP, short closed tear to leaf G1, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
HARPER, Robert Goodloe. Observations on the dispute between the United States and France, addressed. Re-printed by P. Byrne. 1798. Fourth edition.
160pp. Uncut and unopened, stitched into original publisher's plain blue paper wrappers, as issued. Significant loss to wrappers, short tear to lower margin of leaf K4, very occasional spotting.
Price
£ 50.00
PORCUPINE, Peter [i.e. COBBETT, William]. Democratic principles illustrated by example, part the first. Part the second, containing an instructive essay, tracing all the horrors of the french revolution to their real causes; The licentious politics, and infidel philosophy of the present age. Printed for J. Milliken, 1797 [i.e. 1798]. Fifth edition.
[2], 23, [1]; [2], 52pp. With a general title-page and a half-title before part 2; each part has separate title-page dated 1798, separate pagination and register. Uncut and unopened, stitched into original publisher's plain blue paper wrappers, as issued. Some chipping to spine, occasional spotting/dust-soiling.
Price
£ 125.00
[ADAIR, Robert, Sir]. A whig's apology for his consistency; in a letter from a member of parliament to his friend in the borough of ****. Printed for J. Debrett. 1795. First edition.
[4], 72, 161-192, 73-160, 193-198pp, [2]. With a half-title and a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Several gatherings misbound. Uncut, stitched, as issued. Contemporary inked annotation to title-page, inked inscription to head of p.1, gathering 'G' (p.41-48) detached, lightly spotted/dust-soiled, some creasing.
Price
£ 125.00
BRISSOT DE WARVILLE, J[acques] P[ierre]. J. P. brissot, deputy of eure and loire, to his constituents, on the situation of the national convention; on the influence of the anarchists, and the evils it has caused; and on the necessity of annihilating that influence in order to save the republic. Printed for John Stockdale. 1794. New edition.
xl, 121pp, [15]. With a 14pp terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue, ESTC calls for 15 terminal advertisement leaves, but other copies appear to be known as here. Uncut and partially unopened, stitched, as issued. Inked ownership inscription to title-page, else clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
[WELLESLEY, Richard Wellesley, Marquess]. Substance of lord mornington's speech in the house of commons, on tuesday, january 21st 1794, on a motion for an address to his majesty at the commencement of the sessions of parliament. Printed for J. Debrett. 1794. First edition.
[4], 176pp, [8]. With a half-title and four terminal advertisement leaves. Without preliminary errata leaf. Uncut, stitched, as issued. Inked ownership inscription to title-page, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 75.00
SCOTT, Major [John]. A second letter from Major scott to Mr. fox, containing the final decision of the Governor General and Council of Bengal on the Charges brought against Rajah Deby Sing. Printed for John Stockdale. 1789. First edition.
28pp, [4]. With two terminal advertisement leaves. Uncut and partially unopened, stitched, as issued. Title-page marked and lightly damp-stained, some creasing.
Price
£ 375.00
HARDY, Captain Eric. A handlist of the birds of palestine. Education Officer-in-Chief, G. H. Q., Middle East Forces. [1946]. First edition.
47pp, [3]. Typescript, with a line map of North and Central Palestine. Stapled, as issued, in original publisher's drab paper wrappers. Extremities a trifle marked, horizontal fold. Whilst the upper wrapper describes this as ‘a handbook’, the title-page (‘Handlist’) is as above.
Price
£ 750.00
WINGFIELD, W[illiam] F[rederick]. A tour in dalmatia, albania and montenegro; with an historical sketch of the republic of ragusa, from the earliest times down to its final fall. Richard Bentley. 1859. First edition.
viii, 348pp. With a half-title. Contemporary gilt-tooled red calf, brown morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, contemporary inked gift inscription to verso of FFEP, foxed.
Price
£ 375.00