Recent Acquisitions

BELSHAM, Thomas. A discourse, occasioned by the death of the right hon. charles james fox, delivered at the unitarian chapel in essex-street, October 12, 1806. Printed by R. Taylor and Co.. 1806. First edition.
[4], 31pp, [1]. Uncut in original publisher's blue paper wrappers, later typed paper lettering-piece to upper panel. A trifle marked. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inked inscription to upper panel; 'From the Author / to R. R. Milnes Esq.'
Price
£ 200.00
A FARMER. Hints to landlords and tenants in the neighbourhood of doncaster. Published by C. and J. White; and J. Ridgway. 1827. First edition.
[4], 57pp, [3]. With half-title and a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Original publisher's drab paper wrappers, later typed lettering-piece to upper panel. Extremities marked and creased, spine a trifle chipped. Lightly dust-soiled.
Price
£ 250.00
[SOCIETY OF PAINTERS IN WATER COLOURS]. [15 catalogues for the annual and winter exhibitions of the Society of Painters in Water Colours, dated between 1868 and 1881]. Clayton and Co., and, from 1874 onwards, Harrison and Sons, 1868-1881.
15 separately issued catalogues. Stitched, as issued; those for the annual exhibition bound in original publisher's printed mauve paper wrappers, those for the winter exhibition issued without wrappers with the exception of the 1880-81. Dust-soiled, lightly creased, a trifle chipped, occasional loss to wrappers. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 500.00
[SOCIETY OF PAINTERS IN WATER COLOURS]. Exhibition of the society of painters in water colours. The Fiftieth [Fifty-First, Fifty-Second, Fifty-third]. At the gallery, 5, pall-mall east. Open from Nine till Dusk. Admittance, one shilling...catalogue, sixpence. Printed by Joseph Clayton, 1854-1857.
Four separately issued catalogues. 16pp; 15pp, [3]; 14pp; 15pp, [1]. Stitched, as issued. Dust-soiled, lightly creased, a trifle chipped, occasional ink annotations/pen-trials.
Price
£ 500.00
[LOCKE, John]. The reasonableness of christianity, As delivered in the Scriptures. To which is added, A Vindication of the same, from Mr. Edwards's Exceptions.. Printed for Awnsham and John Churchil. 1696. Second edition.
[4], 307, [5], 40pp, [4]. With two terminal advertisement leaves. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities worn, surface loss to spine, joints split. some loss to margins of leaves Q4 and T4, marking to p.236-237, loss to RFEP.
Price
£ 600.00
[CHURCHILL, Winston]. Eightieth birthday tribute to sir winston churchill. Foreword by randolph churchill. The Heritage Collection. [1955]. Limited edition.
Number 243 of a limited edition of 3,000 copies. Unpaginated. Predominantly comprised of monochrome photographic reproductions. Original publisher's maroon morocco, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed and marked. Internally immaculate. Inked inscription of 'Winston S. Churchill' to title-page.
Price
£ 200.00
BETJEMAN, John. High and low. John Murray. 1966. First edition.
x, 81pp, [1]. With half-title. Original publisher's yellow cloth, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. Very light marking to extremities, dustwrapper a trifle chipped, spine panel sunned. Internally clean and crisp. Signed by the author to title-page.
Price
£ 150.00
POPE, Walter. The life of the Right Reverend Father in God seth, Lord Bishop of Salisbury, And Chancellor of the Most Noble Order of the Garter... Printed for William Keblewhite. 1697.
[4], 193pp, [3]. With two terminal pages of publisher's advertisements. Without errata slip. Contemporary blind-ruled speckled calf, recently rebacked and recornered. Later armorial bookplate of Seth Ward to FEP, near contemporary inked initials to head of title-page, occasional pencilled highlighting, light spotting, minute worm-holes to margins.
Price
£ 750.00
BRAMAH, Ernest. Kai lung's golden hours. Grant Richards Ltd.. 1924.
Limited edition, number 131 of 200 copies signed by the author. xv, [1], 306pp, [2]. With a half-title. Original publisher's tan cloth-backed grey paper boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, printed paper dust-wrapper. Very slight chipping to dustwrapper, light browning to endpapers, else clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
BRAMAH, Ernest. Kai lung unrolls his mat. The Richards Press Ltd.. 1928. First edition.
vii, [1], 344p. With a half-title. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in black, top edge dyed green, pictorial dustwrapper. Very light shelf-wear, dustwrapper lightly dust-soiled and a trifle chipped, with a couple of short tears. Internally immaculate.
Price
£ 250.00
BRAMAH, Ernest. The wallet of kai lung. Grant Richards Ltd.. 1923.
Limited edition, number 131 of 200 copies signed by the author. xi, [1], 299pp, [1]. With a half-title. Original publisher's tan cloth-backed grey paper boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, printed paper dust-wrapper. Very slight chipping to dustwrapper, light browning to endpapers, else clean and crisp.
Price
£ 300.00
[BIBLE - English, Authorized Version]. The holy bible, containing the old and new testaments... Printed at the University Press. 1853.
[1280]pp. Handsomely bound in contemporary navy velvet, boards edged with decorative gilded metal, gilded metal clasp, A.E.G. Metalwork a trifle tarnished. Ornate silk panels pasted to recto of FFEP and verso of RFEP, internally immaculate.
Price
£ 150.00
[FERROCARRIL MEXICANO], CASTILLO, Francisco. CASTILLO, Edmundo. 1873-1923. Conmemoracion del 50 Aniversario de la Inauguracion del Trafico Directo Entre Mexico y Veracruz. [La Helvetia]. [1922]. First edition.
151pp, [1]. Predominantly comprised of monochrome photographic illustrations. With a folding map of Mexican railroad lines. Original publisher's printed green paper wrappers. Extremities a trifle rubbed and marked. Internally clean and crisp but for light spotting to title-page.
Price
£ 200.00
SMITH, Adam. An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations...The eleventh edition; with notes, supplementary chapters, and a life of dr. smith, By william playfair. 1805. 1805. Eleventh edition.
Three volumes. xl, 515, [1]; viii, 567, [1]; viii, 590pp, [2]. With half-titles to vols. II-III, as issued, and a terminal advertisement leaf to vol. III. Uncut, in original publisher's two-tone paper boards, with printed volume numbers and manuscript title. Later shelf-label/lot-ticket pasted to spine of Vol III. Rubbed, with some loss and neat paper repairs to spines, cracking to joints. Repaired tear to Q4, without loss, small hole to S5, without loss of sense.
Price
£ 950.00
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
[ROYAL NAVY VOLUNTEER RESERVE]. Wavy navy by some who served. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.. 1950. First edition.
Limited edition of 260 copies, of which 250 for sale, this being number 32. 263pp, [1]. With a half-title, a colour illustrated frontispiece, and five further colour illustrated plates. Original publisher's navy morocco, lettered in gilt, crest of the R.N.V.R. stamped in gilt to upper board, T.E.G. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Marbled endpapers, near contemporary inked gift inscription to verso of FFEP, else internally immaculate. Signed by Lord Cunningham of Hyndhope to verso of half-title.
Price
£ 75.00
[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