Recent Acquisitions

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
MARTINEAU, Harriet. Sketches from life. Whittaker and Co.. [1856]. First edition.
[4], ii, [2], 165pp, [1]. With half-title, an engraved frontispiece, and engraved title-page, and four engraved plates. Original publisher's red cloth, stamped in gilt and blind, A.E.G. Extremities a trifle rubbed, lightly marked. Engraved title-page and plates foxed.
Price
£ 75.00
LE SCENE-DESMAISONS, Jacques. Essai sur les travaux publics. Chez Hardouin & Gattey. 1786. First edition.
2pp. With a folding table. Contemporary calf-backed speckled paper boards, morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Light rubbing to extremities, joints. Decorated endpapers, from the library of Schloss Eferding, with their ink-stamp to front blank fly-leaf, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 325.00
[CRIMEAN WAR]. Seat of war in the krimea. [Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty]. 1855. First edition.
Printed folding map mounted on cloth, housed in original publisher's green calf slipcase, lettered in gilt. Slipcase rubbed and marked, map immaculate.
Price
£ 500.00
WILLIAMS, T[homas] S[idney]. CRUGER, C[arl]. Modern English and German Dialogues and elementary phrases for the use of the two nations. By T.S. Williams, the German revised and corrected by C. Cruger, director of the commercial academy in hamburg.. bei Herold Junior. 1826. Second edition.
[2], viii, [4], 249pp, [5]. Contemporary, perhaps original two-tone paper boards. Lightly rubbed and marked, else a crisp and clean copy. Contemporary ownership inscription of Priscilla Maria Hopfer (?) to FFEP.
Price
£ 450.00
DE LA MARE, F[rederick] A[rchibald]. G. B. Lancaster 1873-1945: a tribute. Printed for Private Circulation [The Waikato Times]. [1945]. First edition.
17pp, [2]. Original publisher's printed blue paper wrappers. Extremities a trifle dust-soiled. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page; 'E. M. Sladden / from F. A. de la Mare / 6th August 1957'.
Price
£ 50.00
FULLER, Francis. Medicina Gymnastica: or, a treatise Concerning the Power of Exercise, With Respect to the Animal Oeconomy; and The Great Necessity of it, in the Cure of Several Distempers. Printed for Robert Knaplock. 1718. Fifth edition.
[38], 271pp, [11]. With an initial imprimatur leaf. Contemporary panelled calf. Extremities worn and damp-stained. Ink ownership inscriptions to FEP, extensive manuscript note to verso of M5, occasional marginal spotting and marking.
Price
£ 250.00
[BORROW, George Henry]. Celebrated trials, and Remarkable Cases of criminal jurisprudence, from the earliest records to the year 1825. Printed for Knight and Lacey. 1825. First edition.
In six volumes. With an engraved frontispiece to each volume, and 29 further engraved plates. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, morocco lettering-pieces, gilt, marbled edges. Extremities lightly rubbed. Short tear to leaf G12 Vol. VI - touching text, without loss of sense, very occasional pen and pencil marginal annotations, sporadic offsetting and spotting.
Price
£ 750.00
HALE, Matthew. Pleas of the crown: or, A Methodical Summary of the Principal Matters relating to that subject. Printed by the Assigns of Richard Atkyns and Edward Atkyns Esquires. 1682.
[16], 272pp, [8]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary sheep. Heavily rubbed, soiled. Paste-downs sprung, ink ownership inscriptions of 'Thomas Dodd' to FFEP, title-page, and RFEP, small marginal worm-trail to latter two-thirds of text-block.
Price
£ 450.00
LANG, John Dunmore. The coming event! Or freedom and independence for the seven united provinces of australia. John L. Sherriff. 1870. First edition.
xviii, 453pp, [1]. With an engraved folding map. Partially unopened in original publisher's blind-tooled burgundy cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed and marked, spine sunned. Very occasional marginal chipping, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
BONA, Giovanni. A guide to Eternity: Extracted out of the writings of the holy fathers, and Ancient Philosophers... Printed for Hen. Brome. 1680. Second edition in English.
[12], 188pp, [4]. With an additional engraved tile-page, and two terminal advertisement leaves. ESTC R23243, Wing B3545. [Bound with:] BONA, Giovanni. Precepts and Practical Rules for A truly Christian Life. Being A Summary of Excellent Directions to follow the narrow way to bliss. In two Parts. London. Printed by M. Clark [and A.C.], for H. Brome, 1678. First edition in English. [48], 108, [2], 126pp. Part two has a separate dated title-page and pagination. With an additional engraved title-page (misbound as frontispiece), and two terminal advertisement leaves. ESTC R17339, Wing B3553. 12mo. Contemporary speckled calf, spine richly gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, short tear to fore-edge of leaf D4 of first bound work.
Price
£ 750.00
[LAMB, Charles]. Elia. First series. Edward Moxon. 1836. New edition.
[4], 340pp. Without half-title. [Uniformly bound with:] LAMB, Charles. Elia. Second series. London. Edward Moxon, 1836. New edition, xiii, [3], 295pp, [1]. With half-title. 8vo. Handsomely bound in later burgundy half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Bookplates of Robert J. Hayhurst to both FEPs, very small holes to margins of leaves E2-3 of Vol. I, very occasional marginal ink annotations, sporadic spotting.
Price
£ 200.00
DRAKE, Lawrence. The heroes of england: stories of the lives of the most celebrated british soldiers and sailors. Joseph Cundall. 1843. First edition.
viii, 312pp. With a hand-coloured engraved frontispiece, and seven hand-coloured engraved plates. Original publisher's gilt-tooled black morocco, A.E.G., later recased, later blank endpapers. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Very occasional light spotting, ink gift inscription to front blank fly-leaf; 'Douglas Edward Holroyd / given him by H.R.H. the Duchess of Gloucester / January 1843'.
Price
£ 125.00
[AUCKLAND, William Eden]. Some remarks on the apparent circumstances of the war in the fourth week of october 1795. Printed for J. Walter. 1795. Second edition.
68pp. Presentation copy, inscription to head of title-page (partially shaved); 'From the author, Lord Auckland', and signed again beneath. [Bound after:] LAUDERDALE, [James Maitland], Earl of. Letters to the peers of Scotland. London. Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, 1794. First edition. [2], 318pp, [2]. Without half-title, with terminal errata leaf. [Bound before:] The substance of a speech made by lord auckland, on monday the second day of may, 1796, on the occasion of a motion made by the marquis of lansdown. London. Printed for J. Walker, 1796. First edition. [3], 6-41pp, [1]. Without half-title. 8vo. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed, loss to lettering-piece, splitting to joints. Armorial bookplate to FEP of Sir Velters Cornewall Bart., occasional light spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
[DAME TEACHWELL]. The little prattler; or, dame teachwell's picture-book. Printed for Harvey and Darton. 1825. Foruth edition?.
16pp, with 16 wood-engravings on eight leaves. Original publisher's stiff printed paper wrappers. Slightly rubbed and a little marked, with some spotting to text and plates. With the ink inscription of 'Sarah Cheney, Beccles, Novr 5 1827' to verso of upper wrapper.
Price
£ 450.00
SCHIMMELPENNINCK, Mary Anne. Life of mary anne schimmelpenninck. Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts. 1858. First edition.
In two volumes. xi, [1], 345, [1]; ix, [1], 275pp, [1]. With half-titles, an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I, and a 32pp publisher advertisement catalogue to Vol. II. Uncut and partially unopened in original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. short marginal tear to head of leaf A3, Vol. II, very occasional light spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00