Recent Acquisitions

[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
BRAMAH, Ernest. The wallet of kai lung. Grant Richards Ltd.. 1923.
Limited edition, number 131 of 200 copies signed by the author. xi, [1], 299pp, [1]. 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
£ 300.00
SMITH, Adam. An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations...The eleventh edition; with notes, supplementary chapters, and a life of dr. smith, By william playfair. 1805. 1805. Eleventh edition.
Three volumes. xl, 515, [1]; viii, 567, [1]; viii, 590pp, [2]. With half-titles to vols. II-III, as issued, and a terminal advertisement leaf to vol. III. Uncut, in original publisher's two-tone paper boards, with printed volume numbers and manuscript title. Later shelf-label/lot-ticket pasted to spine of Vol III. Rubbed, with some loss and neat paper repairs to spines, cracking to joints. Repaired tear to Q4, without loss, small hole to S5, without loss of sense.
Price
£ 950.00
[GLENCOE]. Authentic narrative of the Massacre of Glencoe, contained in a report of the Commission given by his Majesty for inquiring into the slaughter of the men of glencoe. Printed for John Wylie & Co. by R. Chapman. 1818. First edition.
iv, [1], 5-30pp. Recent blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle marked. Recent bookplate of Alan Kirk to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
[CRIME]. Criminal trials, illustrative of the tale entitled "The heart of Mid-Lothian," published from the original record: with a prefatory notice, including some particulars of the life of captain john porteous. Printed for Archibald Constable and Company. 1818. First edition.
[4], xxxvi, 344pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Recent calf-backed marbled paper boards, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Adhesive residue to title-page gutter margin, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 100.00
[SCOTLAND]. Historical Reprints. - I. The political creed of a tory-malecontent. Taken from the Free-Holder. [s.n.], 1745 [Actually c.1885].
8pp. [Bound with:] Historical Reprints. - II. Duke Hamilton's Conditions, for Surrendering himself with all the Officers and Souldiers under his command... [s.i.]. Printed for R. B., 1648. [Actually c.1885]. 8pp. [And:] Historical Reprints. - VI. The affairs of scotland in 1689: being A Collection of MS. Accounts of dundee's campaign, From the Papers of Mr. Nairne, Under Secretary to King James II. from 1688 to 1701. [s.i.]. [s.n.], [s.d.]. 39pp, [1]. [And:] Historical Reprints. - IX. The impostor painted in his own colours; or, The base Birth and Parentage of the Chevalier De St George, alias the pretender... London. Printed by J. Read, [s.d.]. 16pp. [And:] Historical Reprints. - XV. Two Important State Papers. I. Sir Walter Mildmay's Opinion concerning the Keeping of the Queen of Scots. II. A Letter from the Earl of Leicester to the Earl of Sussex concerning the Queen of Scots. 1569. Edinburgh. Privately printed, 1886. 20pp. [And:] Historical Reprints. - XVI. The earl of hertford's expedition Against Scotland. 1544. Edinburgh. Privately printed, 1886. 23pp, [1]. [And:] Historical Reprints. - XVIII. An answer to the Second Manifesto of the Pretender's eldest Son... London. Printed for M. Cooper, 1746. [Actually c.1885]. 42pp. 12mo. Recent blue buckram, printed paper lettering-piece. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Internally immaculate.
Price
£ 125.00
[GLENCOE]. The Massacre of Glenco, being a true narrative of the barbarous murther of the glenco-men, in the highlands of scotland, by way of military execution, on the 13th of feb. 1692...Faithfully Extracted from the Records of Parliament, and Published for undeceiving those who have been imposed upon by false Accounts. Re-printed for D. Webster. 1818.
52pp. Recent tan paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities a trifle marked. Recent bookplate of Alan Kirk to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
DIDEROT, Denis. D'ALEMBERT, Denis. Select essays from the encyclopedy, being the most curious, entertaining, and instructive parts of that very extensive work, written by Mallet, Diderot, D'Alembert, and Others, the Most Celebrated Writers of the Age. Printed for Samuel Leacroft. 1772. First edition.
[4], iv, [2], 372pp. With half-title. Nineteenth-century maroon roan, gilt, titled to upper board. Marbled endpapers, with the later book-label of 'Iain J.A.S. Woolley' to FEP, pencilled inscription of the same owner to blank fly-leaf. Slightly rubbed, a little chipped to joints at head of spine. Marginal paper flaw to F1.
Price
£ 750.00
PRIESTLEY, Joseph. An history of the corruptions of christianity. Printed by Percy and Jones, for J. Johnson. 1782. First edition.
In two volumes. xxvii, [1], 426; vii, [1], 489pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, gilt, speckled edges. Extremities rubbed. Single wormtrack to endpapers and lower margins of first four gatherings of Vol. I - clipping catchwords on occasion, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 250.00
CONRAD, Joseph. HUEFFER, Ford Maddox. The nature of a crime. Duckworth & Co.. 1924. First edition.
119pp. [1]. With a half-title. Publisher's announcement of Hueffer's forthcoming Joseph Conrad; a personal remembrance loosely inserted. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. Endpapers a trifle browned, dustwrapper ever so slightly dust-soiled, a fine copy.
Price
£ 100.00
CONRAD, Joseph. Tales of hearsay. T. Fisher Unwin Ltd.. 1925. First edition.
287pp, [1]. With a half-title. Original publisher's dark green cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Fore-edge spotted, dustwrapper lightly dust-soiled and a trifle chipped. Internally immaculate.
Price
£ 200.00
CONRAD, Joseph. The rover. T. Fisher Unwin Ltd.. 1923. First edition.
317pp, [1]. With a half-title. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Slightest of marking to boards, fore-edge foxed, dustwrapper lightly dust-soiled and a trifle chipped. Browning to endpapers, else internally immaculate.
Price
£ 200.00
SOMERVILLE, E. OE. ROSS, Martin. In Mr Knox's Country. Longmans, Green and Co.. 1915. First edition.
vii, [1], 311pp, [1]. With a half-title and eight illustrated plates by E. OE. Somerville. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt, white, and black. Lightly rubbed and marked, spotting to fore-edge, corners bumped, a trifle cocked. Lightly foxed. Presentation copy, signed by Somerville to recto of FFEP and title-page.
Price
£ 200.00
[CHAPBOOKS]. Cheap repository. Sunday reading. Some new thoughts for the new year. Sold by J. Marshall...and R. White, [s.d., c.1796].
24pp, Woodcut vignette to title. Stitched, as issued. A trifle toned and dust-soiled.
Price
£ 200.00
HOPE, Alex. J. Beresford. The report of her majesty's commission on the laws of marriage, relative to marriage with a deceased wife's sister, examined in a letter to sir robert harry inglis, bart. m.p.. James Ridgway. 1849. Third edition, revised and enlarged.
94pp, [2]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Original publisher's blue printed paper wrappers. Slight chipping to head of spine. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 175.00
[BRISTOL REFUGE SOCIETY]. The first report of the bristol refuge society, for the Restoration of Females Who have unhappily fallen from Virtue, Ending 6 Month 30, 1815; with a list of the donors and subscribers. [s.n.]. [1914].
An early twentieth-century facsimile reprint of the original 1815 printing. 31pp, [1]. Original publisher's printed drab paper wrappers. Very light creasing.
Price
£ 100.00