Recent Acquisitions

LEMIERRE, [Antoine-Marin]. La peinture: poeme en trois chants. Chez le Jay Librarie. [1769]. First edition.
[4], vii, [1], 94pp. With a half-title, an engraved titlepage, and three engraved plates. Contemporary gilt-tooled sheep, morocco lettering-piece. Extremities worn, some loss to foot of spine. Marbled endpapers, contemporary book-label of the Chez Bouvat Library, St. Petersburg to FEP, loss to gutter of front blank fly-leaf, contemporary inked ownership inscription to half-title, slight paper-flaw to border of one plate, twentieth-century Russian library stamp/label to rear blank fly-leaf, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 375.00
WALKER, Thomas. The original. Henry Renshaw. 1836. Second edition.
iv, 444pp. Contemporary half-calf tooled in gilt and blind, marbled paper boards, morocco lettering-pieces, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
BICKLE, Jebus. Lays of Lyonesse. And Other Verses. The Camborne Printing & Stationery Company. 1900. First edition.
200pp. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Upper hinge exposed, FFEP torn and working-loose, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
TROLLOPE, Anthony. The golden lion of granpere. Tinsley Brothers. 1872. First edition.
[4], 353pp, [1]. With a half-title and a 16pp terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's red-brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Rubbed and worn, joints split, chipping to head and foot of spine. Hinges partially exposed, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
[THORTON, John]. Solid resources for old age; or, the means by which the evening of life may be rendered both profitable and pleasant. Printed for William Baynes and Son. 1824. First edition.
viii, 136pp. Uncut in original publisher's cloth-backed drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed and marked, loss to lettering-piece. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
CURWEN, Annie Isabel. Poems. The Barrow Printing Company. 1899. First edition.
284pp. With a portrait frontispiece. Contemporary brown morocco, gilt, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed. Upper joint partially exposed, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
WATTS, Isaac. Divine and moral songs, Attempted in Easy Language, for the use of children. Published by Oliver & Boyd. 1839.
48pp. With a woodcut frontispiece and 26 woodcut vignettes. Original publisher's green printed paper wrappers. Extremities rubbed and a trifle marked, some chipping to spine. Internally clean and crisp, a very good copy.
Price
£ 250.00
NIXON, Richard. The real war. Sidgwick & Jackson. 1980. First English edition.
vii, [3], 341pp, [1]. With tipped-in errata. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in black and silver. Without dustwrapper. Spine sunned, else a clean and crisp copy. Armorial bookplate of Lord Carrington to verso of FFEP. Presentation copy, loosely inserted bookplate inscribed: 'Richard Nixon for Lord Carrington'.
Price
£ 300.00
[BON MOTS]. Elite des bons mots et des pensees choisies, Recueillies avec soin des plus celebres Auteurs, & principalement des Livres en ana. Chez Jaques Desbordes. 1706.
In two volumes. [6], 492, [6]; [2], 476pp. Titlepages in red and black. With three final leaves of publisher's advertisements to Vol. I. Contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed, some marking and discolouration, corners bumped. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplates of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEPs, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 300.00
JOHNSON, W. B.. History of the progress and present state of animal chemistry. Printed for J. Johnson...By J. Crowder and E. Hemsted. 1803. First edition.
In three volumes. vi, [2], 411, [1]; [4], 477, [1]; [4], 407pp, [1]. Contemporary gilt-tooled tree-calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces. Rubbed, naive calf repairs to spine of Vol. I, worming to head of spines of Vols. I and II. Armorial bookplates of Somerhill Library to all FEPs, ink-stain to fore-edge of G1, Vol. III, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 325.00
MENDELEEFF, D[mitri]. The principles of chemistry. Longmans, Green, and Co.. 1897. Second edition in English.
In two volumes. xviii, 621, [1]; [6], 518pp. With half-titles, a folding table of 'the periodicity of elements' to Vol. II, and numerous engraved illustrations in the text. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled calf prize binding, gilt devices of the Blackburn Municipal Technical School to upper boards, later contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed and marked, spines dulled. Marbled endpapers, school presentation plate to FEP of Vol. I, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 125.00
[PREVOST, Abbe]. The Dean of Coleraine. A moral history, Founded on the memoirs of an Illustrious Family in Ireland. Printed for T. Cooper, 1742-43. First edition in English.
In three volumes. [2], 290; 275, [1]; 287pp, [1]. Contemporary gilt-tooled speckled calf, contrasting red and green morocco lettering-pieces. Extremities rubbed. Slight loss to upper corners of leaves K8-10 - not touching text, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 750.00
CAMPBELL, Thomas. The pleasures of hope, with other poems. Printed for Mundell, Doig, & Stevenson... 1807. Ninth edition.
[8], 136, 16pp. With four engraved plates, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Contemporary gilt-ruled red morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed and marked. Marbled endpapers, contemporary inked ownership inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf, very slight loss to lower corner of leaf A1, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
MILLS, Charles. The history of chivalry, or, knighthood and its times. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green. 1825. First edition.
In two volumes. xxvi, 409, [1]; vi, 383pp. With an engraved title-page to each volume. Contemporary marbled paper boards, recently rebacked in calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, title-pages foxed, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
MUSGRAVE, William. De arthritide Primigenia & Regulari. Apud T. Payne, B. White, J. Robsob, & P. Elmsly. 1776. 1st Edition.
iv, [16], 195pp, [1]. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, slight loss to head of spine, upper board bowed. Contemporary armorial bookplate of Frederick Lambert to FEP, later shelf-label of Garratts Hall Library pasted beneath, small ink-stamps of the recently dispersed library of Hugh Selbourne to verso of title-page and foot of p.51, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
TYNDALL, John. Heat considered as a mode of motion: being a course of twelve lectures delivered at the royal institution of great britain in the season of 1862. Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green. 1863. First edition.
[7], x-xix, [1], 468pp. With a half-title, an engraved folding plate, numerous engraved illustrations in the text, and a terminal 32pp publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's blind-stamped red cloth, lettered in gilt. Rubbed, spine sunned. Later bookplate of John Waern Hill to FEP, contemporary inked ownership inscription to head of title-page, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
[BERKELEY, George]. Alciphron: or, the Minute Philosopher. In seven dialogues. Containing an Apology for the Christian Religion, against those who are called Free-thinkers. Printed for J. Tonson. 1732. Second edition.
In two volumes. [14], 356; [8], 351pp, [1]. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf, recently neatly rebacked to style, recent contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Boards rubbed. Very occasional light spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 450.00
JERMENT, George. Early piety, illustrated and recommended in several discourses. Printed by H. L. Galabin. 1793. First edition.
[4], 284pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled paper boards, gilt. Without lettering-piece, rubbed, substantial loss to marbled paper of lower board. Small hole to titlepage - just clipping text, minute worm-trail to leaves from gatherings H onwards - occasionally touching text without loss of sense, light damp-staining to final two gatherings, occasional dust-soiling.
Price
£ 500.00
DARWIN, Charles. The variation of animals and plants under domestication. John Murray. 1888. Second edition, sixth thousand.
In two volumes. xiv, 473, [1]; x, 495, [1], With numerous engraved illustrations in the text. and a 32pp publisher's advertisement catalogue to Vol. II. Very slight rubbing a marking to extremities. Contemporary inked ownership inscriptions of S. H. Hammond to FEPs, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 500.00
[ENGLISH THEATRE]. Timoleon: or, The Revolution. A Tragi-Comedy. Printed by W. Onley, for John Sturton. 1697. First edition.
[8], 80pp. Later half-vellum, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Extremities lightly rubbed and discoloured. Leaves browned/foxed, later inked annotation to title-page.
Price
£ 450.00