Recent Acquisitions

PRIESTLEY, Joseph. An history of the corruptions of christianity. Printed by Percy and Jones, for J. Johnson. 1782. First edition.
In two volumes. xxvii, [1], 426; vii, [1], 489pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, gilt, speckled edges. Extremities rubbed. Single wormtrack to endpapers and lower margins of first four gatherings of Vol. I - clipping catchwords on occasion, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 250.00
CONRAD, Joseph. HUEFFER, Ford Maddox. The nature of a crime. Duckworth & Co.. 1924. First edition.
119pp. [1]. With a half-title. Publisher's announcement of Hueffer's forthcoming Joseph Conrad; a personal remembrance loosely inserted. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. Endpapers a trifle browned, dustwrapper ever so slightly dust-soiled, a fine copy.
Price
£ 100.00
CONRAD, Joseph. Tales of hearsay. T. Fisher Unwin Ltd.. 1925. First edition.
287pp, [1]. With a half-title. Original publisher's dark green cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Fore-edge spotted, dustwrapper lightly dust-soiled and a trifle chipped. Internally immaculate.
Price
£ 200.00
CONRAD, Joseph. The rover. T. Fisher Unwin Ltd.. 1923. First edition.
317pp, [1]. With a half-title. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Slightest of marking to boards, fore-edge foxed, dustwrapper lightly dust-soiled and a trifle chipped. Browning to endpapers, else internally immaculate.
Price
£ 200.00
SOMERVILLE, E. OE. ROSS, Martin. In Mr Knox's Country. Longmans, Green and Co.. 1915. First edition.
vii, [1], 311pp, [1]. With a half-title and eight illustrated plates by E. OE. Somerville. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt, white, and black. Lightly rubbed and marked, spotting to fore-edge, corners bumped, a trifle cocked. Lightly foxed. Presentation copy, signed by Somerville to recto of FFEP and title-page.
Price
£ 200.00
[CHAPBOOKS]. Cheap repository. Sunday reading. Some new thoughts for the new year. Sold by J. Marshall...and R. White, [s.d., c.1796].
24pp, Woodcut vignette to title. Stitched, as issued. A trifle toned and dust-soiled.
Price
£ 200.00
HOPE, Alex. J. Beresford. The report of her majesty's commission on the laws of marriage, relative to marriage with a deceased wife's sister, examined in a letter to sir robert harry inglis, bart. m.p.. James Ridgway. 1849. Third edition, revised and enlarged.
94pp, [2]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Original publisher's blue printed paper wrappers. Slight chipping to head of spine. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 175.00
[BRISTOL REFUGE SOCIETY]. The first report of the bristol refuge society, for the Restoration of Females Who have unhappily fallen from Virtue, Ending 6 Month 30, 1815; with a list of the donors and subscribers. [s.n.]. [1914].
An early twentieth-century facsimile reprint of the original 1815 printing. 31pp, [1]. Original publisher's printed drab paper wrappers. Very light creasing.
Price
£ 100.00
LADY WALLACE. The conduct of the king of prussia and general dumourier, investigated by lady wallace. Printed for J. Debrett. 1793. First edition.
[4], 156pp, [4]. With two terminal advertisement leaves. Uncut, partially unopened, stitched, as issued. Ink inscription to title-page, occasional spotting, dust-soiling, chipping to margins.
Price
£ 250.00
AESCHYLUS. The tragedies of aeschylus translated. By r. potter. Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell. 1779. Second edition, corrected, with notes.
In two volumes. [6], lxvi, [20], 254; [4], 383pp, [1]. With half-titles and a list of subscribers. Contemporary speckled calf. Contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Lightly rubbed, slight splitting to joints of Vol. II. Loss to FFEP of Vol. II, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
HOUSSAYE, Arsene. Les grandes dames. E. Dentu. 1868. First edition.
In four volumes. [4], viii, 387, [1]; [4], 379, [1]; [4], 363, [1]; [4], 366pp. With four engraved plates. Contemporary calf-backed marbled brown cloth boards, gilt. A trifle rubbed and marked. Marbled endpapers, lightly spotted, occasional toning to leaves.
Price
£ 100.00
JAMESON, Mrs. [Anna Brownell]. Memoirs of celebrated female sovereigns. Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. 1831. First edition.
In two volumes. [5], viii-xiii, [3], 327; [4], 359pp. Without half-titles. Contemporary navy half-calf, purple buckram boards, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, foxed.
Price
£ 150.00
POPE, A[lexander]. Selecta poemata italorum Qui Latine scripserunt. Cura conjusdam Anonymi Anno 1684 congesta, iterum in lucem data, una cum aliorum Italorum operibus, Accurante A. Pope. Impensis J. & P. Knapton. 1740.
In two volumes. [4]. 47, [1], 53-270; [8], 252pp. Titles in red and black. Contemporary speckled calf, morocco lettering-pieces, spines richly gilt. Rubbed, splitting to spines. Armorial bookplate of William Benson Earle to FEPs, very occasional light dust-soiling, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
[DONNE, John]. ADAMS, John. An essay concerning self-murther. Wherein is endeavour’d to prove, That it is unlawful according to natural Principles. With some considerations upon what is pretended from the said principles, by the Author of a Treatise, intituled, Biathanatos, and Others. Printed for Tho. Bennet. 1700. First edition.
[16], 320pp. Contemporary panelled calf, spine richly gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Short splits to joints at head of spine, slightly rubbed to extremities, else a fine, unpressed copy. With ink inscription and armorial bookplate of John Rolle, Baron Rolle of Stevenstone (1750-1842), to FEP.
Price
£ 750.00
HOLWELL, J.Z.. A genuine narrative of the deplorable deaths of the English Gentlemen, and Others, who were suffocated in the Black-Hole in Fort-William, at Calcutta, in the Kingdom of Bengal; in the Night succeeding the 20th Day of June, 1756. In a Letter to a Friend. Printed for A. Millar. 1758. First edition.
viii, 56pp. Finely bound in twentieth-century half-calf, marbled boards, gilt, by Root & Son. The slightest of rubbing to extremities, browning to title and final leaf, else a fine copy.
Price
£ 2,000.00
PARDIES, Ignace Gaston. HARRIS, John. Short, but yet Plain elements of geometry. Shewing How by a Brief and Easie Method, most of what is Necessary and Useful in Euclide, Archimedes, Apollonius, and other Excellent Geometricians, both Ancient and Modern, may be Understood. Printed by E. Midwinter, for R. Knaplock...and D. Midwinter. 1705. Third edition.
[12], 164pp, [8]. With initial advertisement leaf. Contemporary panelled calf. Rubbed, corners bumped. Pastedowns sprung, contemporary and later annontations to endpapers, loss to FFEP, inked ownership inscription to REP 'William / Gregson / Booke 1710', some worming - primarily confined to margins, touching text occasionally without loss of sense.
Price
£ 250.00
[SCHOOL OF ARTS]. The School of Arts, or Fountain of knowledge...also the royal physician, Being a general collection of most approved Recipes for every distemper incident to the human body. And Approved Rules for managing Husbandry affairs during the 12 months of the year. Printed and Sold by J. Bailey, [s.d., c.1800].
64, 61-72pp. Text continuous despite pagination. Uncut, stitched, as issued, in original publisher's blue printed paper wrappers. Extremities worn, loss to spine and lower corner of upper panel, creased and a trifle marked. Ink-stamp of 'E,P*WISE' to head of title-page, title and contents page trimmed at foot - with possible loss to imprint, occasional chipping/small holes to margins.
Price
£ 375.00
YARDLEY, Robert. Glorious fun, displayed in pasquinades, Upon the Case of yardley v. craven, in the court of exchequer, alias vindex v. veterator: or, diamond cut diamond. The jockey outwitted in the court of hanaper. Printed by T. Wilkinson. 1828. First edition.
32pp. Uncut, stitched, as issued, in original publisher's blue paper wrappers. Loss to spine, chipping to wrapper edges. Very small hole to leaf p.9-10 - touching text without loss, lightly dust-soiled, foxed.
Price
£ 250.00
JEFFERSON, Thomas. Notes on the state of virginia. Printed for Mathew Carey, November 12, 1794. Second American edition.
[4], 336pp. With a large folding map, and a folding table describing the Indian tribes of Virginia. A remarkably well preserved copy in contemporary tree-sheep, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt; slight rubbing to extremities, a little surface loss. FFEP pasted down, frustratingly concealing what appears to be a near contemporary ink inscription. Later ink-stamps of G.W. Mumford to blank fly-leaf and head of title.
Price
£ 5,000.00
[TURNPIKE ACTS]. Anno regni georgii III. regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, decimo tertio. At the Parliament begun at Westminster, the Tenth Day of May, Anno Domini 1768.... Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan. 1773.
104pp, [14]. [Bound with:] Anno regni georgii III. regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, decimo Quarto. At the Parliament begun at Westminster, the Tenth Day of May, Anno Domini 1768... London. Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1776. 19pp, [1]. With half-title. [And:] Anno regni georgii III. regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, decimo sexto. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the Twenty-ninth Day of November, Anno Domini 1774... London. Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1776. [2], 23-29pp, [1]. 8vo. Contemporary marbled paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, recently rebacked in calf. Boards rubbed, spine sunned. Armorial bookplate with the motto 'Data Fata Sequutus' to FEP, very occasional inked annotations, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 200.00