Recent Acquisitions

ALLEN, James. history of australia, from 1787 to 1882. Mason, Firth & M'Cutcheon. 1882. First edition.
[2], iv, xii, 320pp, v-xii, [2]. With 14 pages of illustrated advertisements to front and rear. Original publisher's blue buckram, lettered in gilt. Heavily sunned and marked, corners bumped. Very small hole to gutter margin of title-page, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
BEWICK, Thomas. A history of british birds. Printed by Charles Henry Cook, for R. E. Bewick. 1832.
In two volumes. xl, 386; xxii, 424pp. With 320 engraved illustrations of birds, 302 engraved tail-pieces, and 14 figures in the text. Contemporary calf, contrasting red and black morocco lettering-pieces, spines richly gilt, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed, marking to boards. Slight wear to marbled endpapers, private ink-stamps to FFEPs, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 150.00
[BOOKBINDING TRADES JOURNAL]. The bookbinding trades journal. [Co-operative Printing Society Limited], [1904-1911]. First edition.
31 issues, comprising issues 1-24 issues of Vol. I and 1-7 of Vol. II. Original publisher's printed red paper wrappers, housed in recent custom box of gilt-tooled red half-morocco, marbled sides and edges. Occasional slight chipping to extremities, light rubbing to box. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 750.00
DRAKE, Lawrence. The heroes of england: stories of the lives of the most celebrated british soldiers and sailors. Joseph Cundall. 1843.
viii, 312pp. With a hand-coloured engraved frontispiece, and seven hand-coloured engraved plates. Original publisher's gilt-tooled black morocco, A.E.G. 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
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
[HARCOURT, Paule de Saint-Aulaire, marquise d']. The duchess of orleans. (helen of mecklenburg-schwerin.) A memoir. W. Jeffs. 1859. First edition in English.
xlii, 192pp, [1], vi. With half-title, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Uncut in original publisher's light blue blind-stamped buckram. Extremities soiled, a trifle rubbed. Contemporary ink ownership inscription to FFEP, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
[SAINT GERMAIN, Christopher]. Doctor and Student; or, dialogues between a Doctor of Divinity and a Student in the Laws of England: Containing the Grounds of those Laws; together with questions and cases concerning the Equity thereof. Printed by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall...for T. Whieldon. 1787. Seventeenth edition.
vii, [9], 345pp, [37]. Contemporary brown half-calf, brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Armorial bookplate to FEP of H. J. Westmacott, foxed, light marginal damp-staining to latter half of text-block, ink underlining and annotations throughout.
Price
£ 125.00
BARROW, Sir John. The life of richard earl howe, k.g., admiral of the fleet, and general of marines. John Murray. 1838. First edition.
xvi, 432pp. Contemporary navy half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt, marbled edges. Extremities worn. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
LE PRINCE DE BEAUMONT, Madame [Jeanne-Marie]. Letters of madame du montier, collected by madame le prince le beaumont. Printed for Hookman and Carpenter. 1797. First edition in English.
In three volumes. [2], xx, 331, [1]; [2], 278; [2], 250pp, [2]. With a list of subscribers, and a terminal advertisement leaf to Vol. III. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt, marbled edges. Heavily worn, surface loss, boards held by cords only. FFEP of Vol. I detached, ownership inscription to head of all titles, short tear to text of leaf C3, Vol. II, marginal loss to foot of L2, Vol. II, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 650.00
LOCKE, [John]. Traite du gouvernement civil... De l'Imprimerie de Desveux...et chez Royez. [1795].
368pp. With half-title. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Marbled endpapers, ink library stamps to title, recto of B8 and Z7, marginal loss to N8, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 175.00
INCHBALD, [Elizabeth] Mrs. A simple story. Darton and Clark. 1842.
[4], 379pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece and an additional engraved title-page. Original publisher's luxury binding of richly gilt-tooled black morocco, coloured inlays, A.E.G. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Light offsetting to additional title-page, else internally immaculate.
Price
£ 150.00
[GOLDSMITH, Oliver]. The vicar of wakefield: a tale. Supposed to be written by himself. Printed for J. Davies, T. Smith, N. Taylor, and W. Thomson. 1789.
Two volumes bound as one. 134, [2], 124pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Recent endpapers, later ink ownership inscription to front blank fly-leaf, occasional spotting, slight marginal chipping.
Price
£ 200.00
TAYLOR, Emily. Sabbath recreations: or, select poetry, Of a religious Kind... Printed for Houlston and Son. 1829. Second edition.
[2], xii, 393pp, [1]. Contemporary green half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt, marbled edges. Heavily rubbed. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
[WARD, Charlotte Bickersteth]. Dawn and Sunrise: brief notices of the life and early death of barbara sophia gordon. Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday. 1870. Second edition.
xvi, 144pp. With half-title, and an engraved portrait frontispiece. Original publisher's blind-stamped blue buckram, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed, slight splitting to lower joint. Later armorial bookplate of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FEP, occasional marginal chipping, foxed.
Price
£ 50.00
BOROUGH, John. The soveraignty of the british seas. Proved By Records, History and the Municipal Lawes of this Kingdome. Written in the yeare 1633. Printed for Humphrey Moseley. 1651. First edition.
[10], 165pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, recently rebacked to style, with contemporary black morocco lettering-piece laid-on. Rubbing and marking to boards, author name in manuscript to fore-edge Recent endpapers, worming to title-page text, ink ownership inscription to head.
Price
£ 750.00
HEISTER, Lorenz. A compendium of the practice of physic. Printed for J. Payne. 1757. First edition in English.
[2], ii, [4], 501pp, [3]. With three terminal advertisement pages. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, worming to head of upper joint, loss to lettering-piece. Loss to blank free endpaper, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
CLARK, G[eorge]. An alphabetical epitome of the common law of england; so far as it relates to the security of the persons, property and privileges of individuals. Printed for Fielding and Walker et al.. 1778. First edition.
iv, 130 [i.e. 230]pp, [2]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary blind-tooled sheep, title in manuscript to spine. Rubbed, heavily marked. Paste-downs sprung, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 300.00
PAUL, John. Every landlord or tenant his own lawyer; or, the whole law respecting Landlords, Tenants, and Lodgers; laid down in a simple, easy, and comprehensive manner; free from the technical terms of the law... Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall...For Richardson and Urquhart. 1776. Third edition.
[4], 180pp. Near contemporary blind-tooled calf. Rubbed, wear to upper board. Lightly foxed, single ink annotation, tipped-in leaf of manuscript notation to rear.
Price
£ 250.00
[MUDIE'S SELECT LIBRARY LIMITED]. Catalogue of the principal english books in circulation at mudie's select library...january, 1896.. Mudie's Select Library Limited. [1896].
[4], 441, [5], 24, [4], 52, [4], 16pp, [2]. Original publisher's gilt-stamped green cloth. Extremities a trifle rubbed. Occasional spotting.
Price
£ 150.00
[PUBLISHERS' ASSOCIATION]. Regulations for the conduct of book clubs adopted by the Publishers' Association and the Associated Booksellers of Great Britain and Ireland and brought into force on June 1st, 1939. [Alden Press]. 1939. First editon.
10pp, [2]. Recent brown buckram, lettered in gilt. Lightly foxed internally, a fine copy.
Price
£ 75.00