Recent Acquisitions

[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
BLOOMFIELD, Robert. Wild flowers; or, pastoral and local poetry. Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe...and Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1806. First edition.
v, [4], viii-x, 132pp. With an engraved frontispiece and seven engraved plates. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Rubbed, splitting to joints. Marbled endpapers, near contemporary inked gift inscription to head of title-page; 'F. G. Spencer / given to him by his Father / 1811', internally clean and crisp.
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£ 50.00
GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The traveller, the deserted village, and Other Poems. Printed for John Sharpe...by C. Whttingham. 1819.
166pp. With an additional engraved title-page and five engraved plates by Richard Westall. Contemporary calf, tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces, marbled edges. Rubbed, some splitting to joints. Inked gift inscription to verso of FFEP, near contemporary inked ownership inscription of F. G. Spencer to head of additional engraved title-page, plates foxed.
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£ 50.00
BERKELEY, George. Siris: A Chain of Philosophical Reflexions and inquiries Concerning the Virtues of tar water, And divers other Subjects connected together and arising one from another. Re-printed For W. Innys, and C. Hitch...and C. Davis. 1744. Second edition, improved and correct by the author.
174pp, [2]. Recent sheep-backed marbled paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed, spine sunned. Recent book-label of John Stephens to FEP, inked ownership inscription of 'Danvers Osborm 1744' to head of title-page, with very occasional annotations in his hand, slight loss to upper corner of leaf O1.
Price
£ 450.00
BANKS, John. An epitome of a Course of Lectures on natural and experimental philosophy. Printed by W. Pennington. 1775. First edition.
126pp. Later green cloth, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed and marked, chipping to lettering-piece. Occasional spotting, loss to head of title - clipping text, inked annotation to foot: 'This Mr. John Banks / was my father's cousin / J.W.B.'
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£ 750.00
BROWN, Thomas, Captain. The conchologist's text-book, embracing the arrangements of lamarck and linnaeus, with a glossary of technical terms. Archibald Fullarton & Co.. 1835. Third edition.
x, [1], 12-180pp. With a half-title and 19 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting brown morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Rubbed, slight split to head of upper joint. Later inked gift inscription to recto of FFEP; 'Gunora W. Hamilton / from Sir Charles Hamilton / April 2nd 1863', internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
[ROYAL NAVY]. Review of the fleet by his majesty the king at spithead, 24th June 1911. List of ships. [s.n.]. [1911]. First edition.
14pp. With a engraved coloured folding chart at scale [1:26,500] depicting the position of the fleet at Spithead on 24th June 1911. Stitched with navy blue cloth in original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Light spotting, paper repair to verso of final leaf - not touching text.
Price
£ 175.00
WHITAKER, William. Praelectiones doctiss. viri guilielmi whitakeri... Ex officina Christophori Corvini. 1607.
334pp. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, recently rebacked to style, recent morocco lettering-piece. Boards rubbed. Near contemporary armorial bookplate of Earl Cornwallis and recent book-label of John Sparrow to FEP, paper flaw to first word of title, contemporary inked inscription to head of title-page ‘Rex Lex -6’, light damp-staining to head of all leaves, worming to margins throughout, very occasional contemporary inked highlighting.
Price
£ 450.00
[DEFOE, Daniel]. The great law of Subordination consider'd; Or, The Insolence and Unsufferable Behaviour of servants in England duly enquir'd into... Sold by S. Harding et al.. 1724. First edition.
[2], ii, 302pp, [1]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary panelled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities heavily rubbed, some surface loss to boards. Armorial bookplate of Thomas Mingaye Golding to FEP, without front and rear free-endpapers, very occasional chipping to margins, two quires (those signed 'N' and 'O') working loose and protruding from the text-block.
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£ 750.00
DEARDEN, William. The star-seer: a poem, In Five Cantos. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman. 1837. First edition.
[5], x-xv, [1], 173pp, [1]. With a half-title. Original publisher's drab cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities heavily marked and sunned. Recent book-label of J. O. Edwards to FEP, endpapers lightly soiled. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to recto of half-title; 'Presented to Mrs. J. Ward / as a proof of the Author's / appreciation of her / intellectual qualities / by / Wm. Dearden, / the Author.'
Price
£ 175.00
MIVART, St. George. Contemporary Evolution. An essay on some recent social changes. Henry S. King & Co.. 1876. First edition.
[8], 254pp. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, split to head of upper joint. Decorated endpapers, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
MIVART, St. George. On the genesis of species. Macmillan & Co.. 1871. First edition.
xv, [1], 296pp. With a half-title and numerous engraved illustrations in the text. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed and marked, slight chipping to head and foot of spine. Residue from removed bookplate to FEP, contemporary inked ownership to recto of half-title - later deleted with coloured pencil, inked private library shelf number to title-page, a trifle toned.
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£ 450.00
PRICHARD, James Cowles. The natural history of man; comprising inquiries into the modifying influence of physical and moral agencies on the different tribes of the human family. H. Bailliere. 1855. Fourth edition, edited and enlarged by Edwin Norris.
In two volumes. xxiv, 343pp, [1]; vii, [1], 344-720pp. With half-titles, 60 steel-engraved coloured plates, and 100 wood-engravings in the text. Recent calf-backed marbled paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Maroon cloth of upper boards of original publisher's binding pasted to both FEPs, internally clean and crisp. Loosely inserted; a 4pp article reprinted from 'Man' (1949, 162-163) concerning Prichard's life and works, and a typed note reading 'The magnificent coloured illustrations from the NATURAL HISTORY OF MAN, have been listed occasionally in booksellers catalogues at prices betwee (sic.) $75 and $100. That anyone should descerate (sic.) this work in such a venal manner is a sad commentary on Homo sap. A.M.' - both of which signed in ink by British-American anthropologist Ashley Montagu (1905-1999).
Price
£ 300.00
MALTHUS, T[homas] R[obert]. An essay on the principle of population; or, a view of its past and present effects on human happiness; with an inquiry into our prospects respecting the future removal or mitigation of the evils which it occasions. Printed for J. Johnson...by T. Bensley. 1807. Fourth edition.
In two volumes. [3], vi-xvi, 580; [3], vi-vii, [1], 484pp, [60]. Without half-titles. Recent calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. A trifle rubbed. Ink-stamps of the Hastings Corporation Reference Library to both titles and recto of leaf A3 of both Vols., ink-stamp of the East Sussex County Library to verso of Vol. I title-page, very occasional slight chipping to margins, damp-staining to initial four gatherings of Vol. I, foxed.
Price
£ 500.00
WELLS, William Charles. Two essays: one upon single vision with two eyes; the other on dew. A letter to the right hon. lloyd, lord kenyon and an account of a female of the white race of mankind, part of whose skin resembles that of a negro; with some observations on the causes of the differences in colour and form between the white and negro races of men. Printed for Archibald Constable and Co.. 1818. First collected edition.
[2], lxxiv, [2], 439pp, [1]. With a half-title. Recent green morocco-backed marbled paper boards, gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Twentieth-century inked ownership inscription to FEP, slight loss to lower corner of leaf U3, later advertisement leaf of medical works sold by John Carfrae & Son bound to front.
Price
£ 450.00
DARWIN, Charles. Geological observations on the volcanic islands and parts of south america visited during the voyage of h.m.s. 'beagle'. Smith, Elder, & Co.. 1891. Third edition.
xiii, [1], 647pp, [1]. With half-title, two folding maps and five folding plates. Unopened in original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Very occasional light spotting, short tear to one map, chipping to final leaf. A very good copy.
Price
£ 750.00