Recent Acquisitions

STERRY, Peter. England's deliverance From the Northern Presbytery, compared With its Deliverance from the Roman Papacy: or A Thanksgiving sermon preached on Nov. 5. 1651. at St Magarets Westminster, Before the Supreme Authority of this Nation, The High Court of Parliament. Printed by Peter Cole. 1652.
[8], 46pp, [2]. With a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Stitched into later drab card wrappers, title in manuscript to upper panel. Extremities rubbed, discoloured, and a trifle marked. Leaves lightly toned, occasional spotting, small hole to lower corner of leaf B2.
Price
£ 200.00
NOMESY, Nicolas. Parnassus poeticus biceps, Nicolai Nomeseii charmensis lotharingii opera maxima primum congestus. Cui, post Sacram Poesim, ad novem priores Musas, decima, nullo visa oculo Echo accessit. Sumptibus Bernardi Gualtheri. 1619. Ultima editio.
[14], 1160pp, [24], 112pp. Contemporary vellum, yapp edges, spine richly gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities bumped and discoloured, very small hole to spine. Front pastedown and free-endpaper detached, without rear endpapers and pastedown, binding separating from text-block - held by cords to upper board only, contemporary ownership inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf, near contemporary partially deleted ownership inscription to foot of title-page, leaves toned, foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
[KENDALL, Edward Augustus]. Keeper's travels in search of his master. Printed for J. Harris. 1815. New edition.
[4], 174pp, [2]. With a wood-engraved frontispiece, and a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Original publisher's red roan-backed marbled boards, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Near contemporary ownership inscription to FEP, without FFEP, foxed.
Price
£ 100.00
BOWDLER, Mrs. H[enrietta] M[aria]. Pen tamar; or, the history of an old maid. Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green. 1830. FIrst edition.
ix, [1], 244pp. With half-title, an engraved frontispiece, and three engraved plates. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, spine richly gilt, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, foxed.
Price
£ 125.00
LIGHTFOOT, John. An handfull of gleanings out of the book of exodus. Probable solution of some of the mainest scruples, and explanation of the hardest places of that booke. Scarely given by any heretofore. Printed by R. Cotes, For Andrew Crooke. 1643. First edition.
[4], 58pp, [2]. With terminal imprimatur leaf. Bound by Bayntun in recent half-calf, tan cloth boards, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Internally clean and crisp but for occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
MARTIN, Benjamin. The Philosophical Grammar; Being a View of the present state of experimented physiology or natural philosophy... Printed for John Noon. 1738. Second edition.
vii, [1], 362pp, [6]. With 26 engraved folding plates, and two folding tables. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf. Extremities rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Near contemporary inked ownership inscriptions of JeremiahStevens to endpapers, very short tear to margin of leaf N2, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 450.00
TURNER, Charles C.. Aerial navigation of to-day: a popular account of the evolution of aeronautics. Seeley & Co. Limited. 1910. First edition.
326pp, [10], 16pp/ With half-title, a photographic frontispiece, 23 photographic plates, 41 line illustrations in the text, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's gilt stamped red cloth. Lightly rubbed and sunned.Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
THOMSON, Lieut.-Col. S[amuel] J[ohn]. The Silent India: Being Tales and Sketches of the Masses. William Blackwood and Sons. 1913. First edition.
ix, [5], 365pp, [1]. With half-title, a photographic frontispiece, and 11 photographic plates. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed and bumped. Armorial bookplate of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEP, foxed. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'With the author's most respectful / compliments / Sep 1913.'
Price
£ 125.00
CHAILLEY, Joseph. Administrative Problems of British India. Macmillan and Co.. 1910. First edition in English.
xv, [1], 590pp, [2]. With half-title. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed and sunned. Armorial bookplate of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
MOOKERJI, Radhakumud. Local government in ancient india. At the Clarendon Press. 1919. First edition.
xviii, [2], 229pp, [1]. With half-title, and a tipped-in errata slip. Unopened in original publisher's blind-ruled navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Light rubbing and marking. Internally clean and crisp. Printed author's compliment slip loosely inserted.
Price
£ 125.00
[SHERER, Moyle]. Sketches of india: written by an officer for fire-side travellers at-home. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green. 1825. Third edition.
iv, 297pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, and sunned, loss to lettering-piece. Contemporary book-label of F. Cunliffe and later armorial bookplate of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEP, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 100.00
JOBSON, Frederick J[ames]. Australia; with notes by the way, on egypt, ceylon, bombay, and the holy land. Hamilton, Adams, and Co.. 1862. First edition.
xi, [1], 281, [1], 6pp. With half-title, and a chromolithographic frontispiece, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's purple cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Rubbed, spine sunned. Lightly spotted.
Price
£ 50.00
JOBSON, Frederick J[ames]. Australia; with notes by the way, on egypt, ceylon, bombay, and the holy land. Hamilton, Adams, and Co.. 1862. First edition.
xi, [1], 270pp, [2]. With half-title, and a chromolithographic frontispiece. Original publisher's purple cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Rubbed, spine sunned. Hinges exposed, slight loss to FFEP, without RFEP, occasional light dust-soiling.
Price
£ 50.00
TESAURO, Emanuele. Reverendi patris emanuelis thesauri e societate jesu caesares; Et ejusdem varia carmina: Quibus accesserunt Nobilissimorum Orientis & Occidentis Pontificum elogia, & varia opera Poetica. Excudebat L. Lichfield, Impensis Gulielmi Webb. 1637. Editio secunda [i.e. second edition].
[6], 151pp, [1]. Recent calf-backed marbled paper boards, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle marked. Very small worm-trail to first two gatherings - just clipping text at times, without loss of sense, leaves trimmed with very occasional slight loss to catchwords.
Price
£ 350.00
PILKINGTON, Mrs. [Mary Susanna]. Margate!!! Or sketches amply descriptive of that celebrated place of resort, with its environs, and calculated to inculcate in the mind of youth a fondness for the productions of nature and art. Printed for J. Harris at the Juvenile Library. 1813. First edition.
vii, [1], 219pp, [1]. With half-title and an engraved frontispiece. Recent calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Leaves foxed and toned.
Price
£ 350.00
BRENDA [i.e. SMITH, Georgina Castle]. Victoria-Bess. The Ups and Downs of a Doll's Life. John F. Shaw and Co.. [1879]. First edition.
161pp, [15]. With numerous line illustrations in the text by T. Pym, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's pictorial green cloth, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Contemporary ownership inscription to head of title-page, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 150.00
SAINT-HILAIRE, J[ules] Barthelemy. Le bouddha et sa religion. Didier et Cie.. 1860. First edition.
[4], xxiv, 441pp, [1]. With half-title. Near contemporary half-calf, red buckram boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed and marked, upper board heavily sunned. Armorial bookplate of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEP, newspaper clipping on the Buddhist way of life extracted from the Pall Mall Gazette 28th December 1871 pasted to rear blank fly-leaf, very occasional light spotting. Recently dispersed from the library of West Horsley Hall.
Price
£ 75.00
[THOMSON, George]. Tria peireteria ankousta sive experimenta admiranda, Cum Odservationibus insolitis medico-chymicis; In quibus Materia Medica, ejusq; Manufactura Philosophica amplius Examinatur, in Tribus Tractatulis Contenta... Impensis Edv. Millingtoni. 1680. First edition.
[16], 174pp. First three words of title transliterated from the Greek. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Recent morocco-backed brown buckram boards, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Frontispiece and title-page laid-down, text toned and spotted.
Price
£ 650.00
LOCKE, John. WYNNE, John. An abridgment of Mr. Locke's Essay concerning Human Understanding. Printed for A. and J. Churchil. 1700. Second edition, corrected and enlarged.
[8], 308pp, [4]. Contemporary panelled calf, recently rebacked to style, recent contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Boards rubbed. Later armorial bookplate of Waldegrave Pelham Clay to FEP, minute worm-trail to margins of first half of text-block, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 500.00
[TERESA OF AVILA, Saint]. The life of the holy mother st. teresa... Printed for John Coyne. 1809.
vii, [1], 383pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, splitting to joints, corners bumped. Without FFEP, loss to lower corner of leaf B4, small holes to text of leaves L3, T4, and U3, with slight loss of sense in first instance, small marginal hole to T1, spotted.
Price
£ 75.00