Recent Acquisitions

BUNYAN, John. The holy war, made by shaddai upon diabolus, For the Regaining of the metropolis of the world: Or, the Losing and taking Again of the Town of mansoul. Printed for J. Duncan and Son et al.. 1793.
276pp. Later brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities discoloured and a trifle rubbed. Near contemporary inked inscription of Worton Library to title-page, leaves toned and foxed.
Price
£ 175.00
STEWART, Dugald. Outlines of moral philosophy. For the use of students in the university of edinburgh. Printed for William Creech. 1801. Second edition.
xvi, 324pp. With a half-title. Contemporary calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed, a trifle marked, splitting to joints. Embossed private library stamp to FFEP, occasional spotting/pencilled highlighting.
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£ 200.00
MARMONTEL, [Jean-Francois]. Belisarius...To which are added, fragments of moral philosophy, By the same Author, In Three Essays, never before translated. I. Of Glory. II. Of the Great. III. Of Grandeur. Printed for A. Kincaid & J. Bell. 1767. First Edinburgh edition.
xi, [1], 276pp. Contemporary polished calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Lightly rubbed. Very occasional slight shipping to margins, short tear to fore-edge of leaf U4, a trifle spotted/browned.
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£ 250.00
A SOCIETY OF GENTLEMEN. The companion, being a choice collection of the Most Admired Pieces from the best Authors, in prose and verse.. Printed for Watson, Elder and Company, 1790-91. First edition.
In four volumes. xii, 280; [5], viii, 307, [1]; [5], viii, 316; viii, 282, 289-314pp, [2]. Without half-titles nor the engraved plates (one per volume). Without leaves Aa4-6 of Vol. IV (cancelled?), text appears as though it could be continuous. Contemporary speckled calf, later rebacked in tan cloth. Extremities worn, significant surface loss to boards, spines marked. Marbled endpapers, near contemporary inked ownership inscriptions to verso of all FFEPs; 'D. Ashew / September 1799', very occasional light spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.
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£ 350.00
KLEEMAN, Rita Halle. Gracious lady: the life of sara delano roosevelt. D. Appleton-Century Company. 1935. First edition.
xvi, 333pp, [1]. With a half-title, illustrated throughout. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in black and gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. Lightly rubbed, head of spine sunned, chipping and creasing to dustwrapper edges, loss to head and foot of spine panel. Bookplate of Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr. to FEP, else internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of FFEP; 'Fred jr. & Ruth / with love from great-aunt / Sara D. Roosevelt.'
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£ 500.00
[WHISTLER, James McNeill]. Eden versus whistler: the baronet & the butterfly. A valentine with a verdict. R. H. Russell. 1899. First American trade edition.
[32], 78pp, [2]. Uncut in original publisher's cloth-backed drab paper boards, lettered in gilt, housed in recent custom drab paper slipcase. A trifle rubbed and marked. Later inked ownership inscription to FEP, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 75.00
WALLACE, Alfred Russel. Studies scientific & social. Macmillan and Co., Limited. 1900. First edition.
In two volumes. xv, [1], 532; viii, 535pp, [1]. With half-titles, numerous illustrations in the text, a folding map to Vol. I, and two errata slips. Original publishers green cloth, tooled and lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed, spines sunned, corners bumped. Lightly spotted, Vol. II partially unopened.
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£ 450.00
RUSSELL, Bertrand. The A B C of relativity. Harper & Brothers. [1925]. First American edition.
[8], 231pp, [1]. With a half-title. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt, without dustwrapper. Lightly rubbed and marked, a trifle bumped. Inked ownership inscription to FEP, some light marginal damp-staining.
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£ 50.00
THEOCRITUS. Theocritus. Codicum manuscriptorum ope recensuit et emendavit christophorus wordsworth... Typis academicis excudit Joannes G. Parker. 1844. First edition.
xxxviii, [2], 410pp. Handsome contemporary Harrow School binding of gilt-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Rubbed and spotted. Marbled endpapers, very occasional pencilled notes, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 50.00
WALKER, John. A critical pronouncing dictionary, and expositor of the english language...to which are prefixed, principles of english pronunciation...the whole interspersed with observations, etymological, critical, and grammatical. Stereotyped and printed by A. Wilson. 1819. Twenty-first edition.
[4], ix, [2], 12-90, [2], 601pp, [1]. With a half-title. Handsomely bound by J. Stacy of Norwich in contemporary gilt-tooled straight-grain red morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed, a trifle marked. Marbled endpapers, recent armorial bookplate of Henry Birkbeck to FEP, contemporary inked gift inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf; 'Mary Martin / to / Jane Gurney Junr. / a small Testimony of regard / 2nd mo 21st: 1820.', light spotting.
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£ 75.00
AESCHYLUS. The tragedies of aeschylus (complete.) Translated into english prose, from the texts of blomfield, and scholefield. With notes. H. Slatter. 1829. Second edition.
[4], 248 [i.e. 284]pp. With an 8pp terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Contemporary half-vellum, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed and discoloured. Recent bookplate of R. J. Dickinson to FEP, without FFEP, very occasional light spotting/slight marginal chipping.
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£ 75.00
WALLER, Edmund. Poems on several occasions. Printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis. 1770.
[12], 264pp. With a half-title. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Private embossed stamp of George L. Adlercron to title-page, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 50.00
[GREENWICH HOSPITAL]. Her Majesty's commission for Greenwich Hospital for seamen. April 8. 1704. [s.n.]. [1704]. First edition.
[2], 25pp, [1]. Recent cloth-backed marbled papers boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece to upper board. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Marbled endpapers, remnants of contemporary marbled papers to front and rear blank fly-leaves, contemporary manuscript annotations/underlining to p.13, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 250.00
[LONDON TRADE]. A Complete guide to All Persons who have any Trade or Concern with the City of london, and Parts adjacent... Printed for T. and T. Longman et al.. 1755. Sixth edition.
[2], 178pp, [24]. Contemporary blind-ruled speckled calf, recently rebacked to style, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, some surface loss to bumped corners. Very occasional spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.
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£ 450.00
SANDYS, George. A Paraphrase upon the divine poems. Printed by J. M. for Abel Roper. 1676.
[24], 79pp, [17], 240, 87pp, [1]. 'A paraphrase upon the Song of Solomon' has a separate dated title-page. Handsomely bound by Cecil & Larkins in nineteenth-century red straight-grain morocco, lettered and ruled in gilt, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr. to FEP, paper repairs to fore-edge of title-page and lower corner of Dd1, a trifle toned.
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£ 450.00
KONIG, Emmanuel. Regnum vegetabile quadripartitum... Typis & Impensis Emanuelis Konig, Senioris. 1708.
[22], 1112pp, [8]. Title in red and black. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. [Bound with:] KONIG, Emmanuel. Regni vegetabilis pars altera... Basileae [i.e. Basel]. Ex Officina Typographica Emanuelis & Joh. Georgii, 1696. [15], 271pp, [9]. Title in red and black 8vo. Contemporary vellum, contrasting morocco lettering-piece. Extremities lightly rubbed and marked. Later bookplates to FEP and REP, toned and foxed throughout.
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£ 350.00
AUDEN, W. H.. Some poems. Faber and Faber. 1940. First edition.
80pp. With a half-title. Original publisher's salmon paper boards, dustwrapper. Very slight marking to boards, dustwrapper a trifle chipped and creased, spine panel sunned. Internally clean and crisp. A very good copy.
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£ 100.00
COYKENDELL, Frederick. Arthur rackham: a list of books illustrated by him...with an introductory note by martin birnbaum. Privately Printed [at the Printing House of William Edwin Rudge]. 1922. First edition.
Limited edition, one of 175 copies printed. [6], 22pp, [2]. With a half-title, a portrait frontispiece, and two headpieces designed by Rackham - the second of which previously unpublished. Partially unopened in original publisher's tan paper boards, lettered in gilt, glassine dustwrapper. Extremities a trifle toned, dustwrapper sunned. Internally immaculate. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf; 'To Leslie Chaundy / with compliments of / Fred Coykendall / December 8. 1922.'
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£ 450.00
[DAVIES, Sir John]. A discoverie of the true causes why ireland Was neuer entirely Subdued, nor brought under Obedience of the Crowne of England, Vntill the Beginning of His Maiesties happie Raigne. Printed exactly from the Edition in 1612. Printed for A. Millar. 1747.
283pp, [5]. With five pages of publisher's advertisements to end. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities heavily worn, loss to head of spine, joints split, upper board held by cords only. Armorial bookplate of Robert Earl of Holdernesse to FEP, title-page browned, occasional light spotting, substantial los to terminal leaf of advertisements.
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£ 150.00
ANDREWES, Lancelot. Responsio ad apologiam cardinalis Bellarmini, Quam nuper edidit contra Praefationem Monitoriam. Serenissimi ac potentissimi principis Jacobi, Dei Gratia Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae Regis, Fidei Defensoris... Excudebat Robertus Barkerus, Serenissr. Regiae Majestatis Typographus. 1610. First edition.
[24], 362pp. With blank pi1, and terminal blank (Zz3) and errata leaves (Zz2) bound in after the title; Zz4 was presumably also blank, and discarded. Contemporary limp vellum, yapp edges, lettered in manuscript to spine. A trifle rubbed and a little bowed, chipping to head of spine, original ties missing. Some shaving to catchwords, endpapers and final leaf a little dusty and slightly chipped to edges.
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£ 450.00