Recent Acquisitions

TREVELYAN, Charles E.. On the education of the people of india. Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans. 1838. First edition.
vii, [1], 220, 32pp. With a half-title and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Unopened in original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed and marked, splitting to upper joint, spine sunned. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of FFEP: 'The Right Honble. / J. C. Herries M.P. / from the author'.
Price
£ 375.00
KENNINGTON, Eric. Drawing the R.A.F.: A book of portraits. Oxford University Press. 1942. First edition.
143pp, [1]. With 52 monochrome and colour portrait plates (those in colour tipped-in). Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed and sunned. Occasional spotting. Presented by Sir Ronald Storrs, who provides the introduction; inscribed on recto of FFEP: 'Daisy from Ronald 16 VII 43'. Correction to text of p.30 in Storr's hand.
Price
£ 125.00
ROCKEFELLER, David. Memoirs. The Easton Press. [2002]. First edition.
Limited edition, one of 250 copies printed for, and signed by, the author. [10], 517pp, [1]. Original publisher's gilt-tooled grey calf, A.E.G. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Moire cloth endpapers, Internally immaculate, a fine copy. Armorial bookplate of Lord Carrington to verso of FFEP. Presentation inscription to titlepage: ' For Peter Carington / With admiration and / affection. / David Rockerfeller'.
Price
£ 375.00
QUINTILIAN. M. fabii. quintiliani rhetoris clarissimi, oratoriarum institutionum libri xii... Nicolaum Bryling. 1555.
[8], 728pp, [38]. With a final errata leaf. Contemporary blind-stamped pigskin, brass metal clasps, paper lettering piece with title in manuscript to top compartment. Extremities rubbed and discoloured, without the lower metal clasp, some scoring to boards, several very small worm-holes to spine and joints, paper lettering-piece perished. Hinges exposed, later bookplate to FEP, FFEP working loose, four contemporary and near contemporary ownership inscriptions to title page, three of which deleted, printer's device partially coloured by hand, later ink library stamp to verso, occasional chipping to margins, slight paper flaws to leaves E2 and E5 - touching text without loss of sense, loss to lower corners of leaves V7 and V8, contemporary inked ownership inscription to foot of p.727.
Price
£ 450.00
NIETZSCHE, Frederic. Ainsi parlait zarathoustra. Georges Cres et Cie.. 1919.
ix, [1], 448pp, [2]. With a half-title and a portrait frontispiece. Extra-illustrated with an additional hand-painted title page, eight full-page hand-painted original designs in gouache, and two full-page hand-painted original designs for the binding by A. J. Powilewicz. Contemporary vellum, painted decoration in red, green, yellow, blue, and gilt, T.E.G., original publisher's printed paper wrappers bound in. Boards a trifle bowed. Decorative hand-painted endpapers, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 750.00
REGNIER. Henri de. Moi, Elle et Lui: roman. Mercure de France. 1935.
278pp, [1]. With a half-title. Extra-illustrated with an original hand-drawn coloured pencil frontispiece, an additional manuscript title page, three full-page coloured-pencil illustrations, a manuscript 'table des illustrations', and three full-page hand-painted designs for the binding by A. J. Powilewicz. Contemporary vellum, painted decoration in red, green, and gilt, T.E.G., original publisher's printed paper wrappers bound in. Boards a trifle bowed. Decorative hand-painted endpapers, leaves trimmed, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 650.00
[SHAKESPEARE, William]. [THEATRE ROYAL]. Theatre Royal, Drury-Lane. This present Wednesday, October 24, 1804. Their Majesty's Servants will perform (2nd time this Season a Comedy called As You Like It... C. Lowndes, Printer to the Theatre. 1804.
Single leaf broadside. Two edges uncut.
Price
£ 150.00
LELAND, Charles Godfrey; ERNST, A., trans.. Francia, Alsacia y Lorena. Traducido del ingles. Imprenta de 'El Diario'. 1871.
22pp. Original printed wrappers. Slightly marked or browned, upper outer blank corner occasionally frayed. Dedication from the translator A. Ernst inscribed: 'Mr James McQueen with the translator's kind regards' to upper wrapper.
Price
£ 150.00
[OPHTHALMIC HOSPITAL]. The Royal Westminster Ophthalmic hospital for the relief of indigent persons afflicted with diseases of the eye. Geo. Nichols. 1854.
27pp, [1]. In the original wrappers. Slightly marked with minimal tearing to wrappers, upper joint split at foot, outer corners of title dusty. Red pencil 'R' to upper wrapper.
Price
£ 250.00
WEGELIN, Christophorus. Dissertatio inauguralis medica duas circa vermes observationes cum earum epicrisi sistens quam consensu gratiosae facultatis medicae in alma Argentoratensium universitate [...].. Ex Prelo Jonae Lorenzii Typohraphi. 1779.
32pp. 18th-century marbled wrappers, stitched as issued. A bit rubbed, slightly rubbed and marked.
Price
£ 150.00
HUNGERBYHLER, Aloys. Dissertatio inauguralis medica de oleo ricini, medicamento purgante et anthelmintico praestantissimo... Typis Joannis Andreae Satron. 1778.
[4], 28pp., [2], with one engraved folding plate illustrating the castor oil plant. Marbled wrappers, stitched as issued. Extremities a trifle rubbed.
Price
£ 175.00
STADTMANN, Johann Friderick. Dissertatio medico-chirurgica de tetano quam gratiosae facultatis medicae consensu in alma argentoratensium universitate... Typis Joh. Henrici Heitzii, Universitatis Typographi. 1785.
34pp. Marbled wrappers, stitched as issued. Slightly rubbed and marked.
Price
£ 150.00
SODERMARK, Andreas. Capita Praelectionum privatarum de Rhythmo ut Poëseos ita et Eloquentiae forma pulchra. Excudebat Reg. Acad. Typohraphi. 1821.
[2], 42pp. 19th-century marbled wrappers, stitched as issued. First few leaves somewhat spotted, with small light water stain at gutter.
Price
£ 50.00
ERNDL, Leopoldus. Dissertatio physiologica de viribus corporis humani... typis Francisci Andreae Kirchberger. 1745.
[28]pp. Decorated German brocade paper, gilt to a design of grapes, fleurons, tendrils and pomegranates, red on gold, stitched within. Worn and marked, with a little loss at head and foot of spine, old water stain to lower margin.
Price
£ 150.00
[LOGGON, Samuel]. The History of the Brotherhood or Guild of the Holy Ghost near Basingstoke in Hampshire; dissolved ny King Edward VI, and Re-establish'd by K. Philip and Q. Mary. Printed for the Author, by J. Newbery and C. Micklewright. 1742.
[viii], [4], 43pp., [1]. With title in red and black. In original marbled wrappers. Wrappers a bit rubbed, with two small tears, some spotting to one gathering, else fine.
Price
£ 250.00
[LONDON GAZETTE]. The London Gazette. Published by Authority. From Tuesday March 11. to Saturday March 15. 1739. Edward Owen, 1739, [i.e. 1740].
[4]pp. Uniform age browning, edges untrimmed, some creasing and folding, faded half penny stamp to lower outer blank margin of second leaf, with ink inscription to verso.
Price
£ 75.00
[LONDON GAZETTE]. The London Gazette. Published by Authority. From Saturday June 21. to Tuesday June 24. 1740. Edward Owen. 1740.
[4]pp. Slight age browning, edges untrimmed, dusty and slightly marked, couple of stab holes at gutter, one affecting two letters of text, half penny stamp to lower outer blank corner of first leaf. Contemporary inscription on first leaf.
Price
£ 75.00
[HARE, Francis?]. Fact against scandal: or, a collection of testimonials, affidavits, and other authentick proofs, in vindication of Mr. Richard Jenings carpenter, Langley Bradley clock-maker, and Richard Phelps bell-founder. Printed for John Morphew. 1713.
[6], 3-79pp., [1]. Disbound, stab holes at gutter. First and final leaves slightly marked, uniform slight age browning.
Price
£ 150.00
BENTHAM, Edward. A letter to a Fellow of a College. Being the sequel of A letter to a Young Gentleman of Oxford. . Printed for S. Birt and Mary Senex; and J. Fletcher, in Oxford. 1749.
72pp., [2]. With a final errata leaf. Eighteenth-century marbled wrappers, stitched as issued. A trifle rubbed, else fine.
Price
£ 200.00
SYNGE, Millington Henry. Canada in 1848. Being an examination of the existing resources of British North America. Published by Effingham Wilson. [1848?].
32pp, [vii], [1]. Disbound. A trifle toned, minimal spotting. Contemporary ownership inscription of 'J.M. Paget' to head of title.
Price
£ 250.00