Recent Acquisitions

SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The cenci: a tragedy in five acts. C. and J. Ollier. 1821. Second edition.
[5], viii-xvii, [1], 103pp, [1]. Without half-title. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled burgundy morocco, A.E.G. Later expertly rebacked to style with contemporary spine panel laid-on, a trifle rubbed and sunned. Marbled endpapers, upper hinge reinforced, armorial bookplate of Seward Brice to FEP, inked inscription to recto of blank fly-leaf; ' C & M / from / Maurice Baring / November / 1908'.
Price
£ 500.00
[AUGUSTINIAN NUNS AT BRUGES]. The Rule of the great s. Augustin expounded By the Venerable Doctor hugh of s. victor. Translated into French by the R. Father Charles de la Grange Canon Regular of s. victor. And now Publish'd in English for the use of the English augustin nuns.. Printed by John de Cock, [s.d., 1735?]. First edition.
[2], 66, 248, 59pp, [1]. Contemporary gilt-tooled speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities worn, some surface loss to boards, loss to head and foot of spine. Book- and shelf-label of St. Augustine's Priory Newton Abbey, head of title-page trimmed at head to remove inscription, occasional marginal loss.
Price
£ 1,250.00
SCHMIER, Benedict. SCHARZ, Oddo. Fundamentum et vertex universi juris canonici, id est, romanus, et summus pontifex, publicae disputationis venerationi tractatu canonico In Alma Archi-Episcopali Universitate Salisburgensi propositus authore et praeside p. benedicto schmier...defendente r. r. f. oddone scharz... Typis Joannis Josephi Mayr. [1716]. First edition.
[16], 305pp, [7]. Contemporary brocade papers wrappers, later paper shelf labels to spine, A.E.G. Extremities marked, some loss to cracked spine. Damp-staining to initial four gatherings, foxed.
Price
£ 250.00
[TICKELL, Richard]. Anticipation: Containing the Substance of His M---------y's Most Gracious Speech to both H------s of P----l-----t, on the Opening of the approaching session, together With a full and authentic account of the debate which will take Place in the H----e of C------s, on the Motion for the Address, and the Amendment. With notes. Printed for T. Becket. 1778. Second edition.
vi, [2], 74pp. With a half-title. Recent marbled paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Slightest of rubbed to extremities. Very small hole to margin of leaf K4, slight loss to margin of L1, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 75.00
A GENTLEMAN OF THE ROYAL NAVY. Ad------l M------ws's conduct In the late engagement vindicated. Wherein the whole Affair is compendiously stated. The Several Pieces published by Mr. L-----k examined with Candor. And His artifices, and Recriminations, set in a proper light. Printed for M. Cooper. 1745. First edition.
[2], 47pp, [1]. Recent navy buckram-backed blue paper boards, lettered in gilt. Extremities browned and sunned. Lightly foxed.
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£ 150.00
[BIBLE - English, Authorized Version]. The holy bible Containing the old testament and the new. Newly Translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the former Translations diligently Compared and revised. Printed by John Field. 1657.
[1354]pp. Title printed within an ornamental border, containing the seal of Cambridge University, signed: Rob. Vaughan sculp. The New Testament and the Psalms both have separate title-pages dated 1657, the register is continuous. Later gilt-ruled green morocco, A.E.G. Rubbed, slight splitting to joints, some loss to head of spine. Marbled endpapers, inked ownership inscription to Elizabeth Grafton to verso of front blank fly-leaf, very short tear to margin of leaf F3, slight loss to lower corner of leaf Xx8.
Price
£ 1,250.00
S[ULKOWSKI], I. A. M.. An historical account and description of the city of moscow; so justly celebrated for it's antiquity and magnificent building; the religion, customs, and manners of its inhabitants; charitable institutions, learned men, diversions, &c. &c. &c.. Printed for the author, and sold by Underwood and Blacks. 1813. First edition.
16, 25-32, 17-24, 33-47pp, [1]. Partially misbound. Contemporary gilt-tooled marbled calf, A.E.G. Extremities worn, upper joint split. Marbled endpapers, lightly spotted. Inked inscription of 'I. A. M. Sulkowski / Prince of Lissa' to dedication page.
Price
£ 1,250.00
VIRGIL. Les georgiques de virgile, traduites en vers francais par de lille. Edition a laquelle on a joint le texte latin, avec les notes et les variantes. Chez Bleuet. [1794].
384pp. Parallel Latin and French text. With a half-title, an engraved frontispiece, and four engraved plates. Bound in contemporary tree-calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Lightly rubbed. Inked ownership initials to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
ROGERS, Samuel. Italy. A poem.. Edward Moxon. 1842.
vii, [1], 320pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Handsomely bound by Hayday in richly gilt-tooled dark green morocco, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Armorial bookplate of Francis Ferns to FEP, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 150.00
H.M.M.. Two nights on the hills, October, 1863. [s.n.]. 1863.
[20]ff, consisting of a title and 16 leaves (featuring 18 captioned albumen illustrations), with three further terminal blanks. Contemporary half roan, cloth boards, with red morocco lettering-piece to upper board. Worn, with loss to spine, corners. Bookplate of the Oliver Collection to FEP.
Price
£ 1,250.00
[CHRISTIANITY]. [Transliterated from the Greek Lessons from the Bible: translated from the English by Marietta S. Ralli.]. S. K. Vlastou. 1874.
[6], 183pp, [1]. With eight engraved plates. Title and imprint transliterated from the Greek. Handsomely bound in contemporary richly gilt-tooled red morocco. Lightly rubbed. Book-label of Caterina to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
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
[CROQUET ASSOCIATION]. The laws of croquet. Published by F. H. Ayres. 1897.
24pp, [2]. Original publisher's green printed paper wrappers. Extremities marked. Very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
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