Recent Acquisitions

HOLWELL, J.Z.. A genuine narrative of the deplorable deaths of the English Gentlemen, and Others, who were suffocated in the Black-Hole in Fort-William, at Calcutta, in the Kingdom of Bengal; in the Night succeeding the 20th Day of June, 1756. In a Letter to a Friend. Printed for A. Millar. 1758. First edition.
viii, 56pp. Finely bound in twentieth-century half-calf, marbled boards, gilt, by Root & Son. The slightest of rubbing to extremities, browning to title and final leaf, else a fine copy.
Price
£ 2,000.00
[SCHOOL OF ARTS]. The School of Arts, or Fountain of knowledge...also the royal physician, Being a general collection of most approved Recipes for every distemper incident to the human body. And Approved Rules for managing Husbandry affairs during the 12 months of the year. Printed and Sold by J. Bailey, [s.d., c.1800].
64, 61-72pp. Text continuous despite pagination. Uncut, stitched, as issued, in original publisher's blue printed paper wrappers. Extremities worn, loss to spine and lower corner of upper panel, creased and a trifle marked. Ink-stamp of 'E,P*WISE' to head of title-page, title and contents page trimmed at foot - with possible loss to imprint, occasional chipping/small holes to margins.
Price
£ 375.00
YARDLEY, Robert. Glorious fun, displayed in pasquinades, Upon the Case of yardley v. craven, in the court of exchequer, alias vindex v. veterator: or, diamond cut diamond. The jockey outwitted in the court of hanaper. Printed by T. Wilkinson. 1828. First edition.
32pp. Uncut, stitched, as issued, in original publisher's blue paper wrappers. Loss to spine, chipping to wrapper edges. Very small hole to leaf p.9-10 - touching text without loss, lightly dust-soiled, foxed.
Price
£ 250.00
[TURNPIKE ACTS]. Anno regni georgii III. regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, decimo tertio. At the Parliament begun at Westminster, the Tenth Day of May, Anno Domini 1768.... Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan. 1773.
104pp, [14]. [Bound with:] Anno regni georgii III. regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, decimo Quarto. At the Parliament begun at Westminster, the Tenth Day of May, Anno Domini 1768... London. Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1776. 19pp, [1]. With half-title. [And:] Anno regni georgii III. regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, decimo sexto. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the Twenty-ninth Day of November, Anno Domini 1774... London. Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1776. [2], 23-29pp, [1]. 8vo. Contemporary marbled paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, recently rebacked in calf. Boards rubbed, spine sunned. Armorial bookplate with the motto 'Data Fata Sequutus' to FEP, very occasional inked annotations, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 200.00
[POLITICS]. [A sammelband of pamphlets and articles by H.O. Arnold-Forster]. [1884-1886].
8vo and quarto. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Very occasional light spotting, inked ownership inscription of H. O. Arnold-Forster to FEP.
Price
£ 650.00
COALE, Josiah. The books And Divers epistles Of the Faithful servant of the lord Josiah Coale; Collected and Published, as it was desired by him the Day of his departure out of the Life. [s.n.], Printed in the Year 1671.
28, 33-104, 152, 269-344pp. Complete despite erratic pagination. Contemporary sheep. Extremities worn and marked, loss to head and foot of spine, splitting to upper joint, remnants of metal clasps and some surface loss to boards, worm-holes in places. Pastedowns sprung, inked ownership inscription of 'William Steevens 1809' to FEP, without FFEP, later inked ownership inscription of 'Rebeccah Steevens' to foot of title-page, leaves B2-B3 detached with chipping to edges, leaves Hhh1-Hhh2 working loose, occasional worming to margins.
Price
£ 1,500.00
CATON, William. An abridgment of Eusebius Pamphilius's ecclesiastical history, in two parts... Printed for Francis Holden. 1698. Second edition.
32, [4], 95, 94-210, 111-130pp, [10]. With five terminal advertisement leaves. Contemporary blind-ruled sheep. Extremities worn, loss to head and foot of spine. Pastedowns sprung, early eighteenth-century inked ownership inscriptions of James and Joseph Steevens to front and rear endpapers, slight loss to lower corner of leaf a7, a trifle toned.
Price
£ 375.00
[SMITH, Horace]. Brambletye house; or, cavaliers and roundheads. A novel. Henry Colburn. 1826. First edition.
In three volumes. [2], 378; [2], 399, [1]; [2], 413pp, [1]. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, gilt. A trifle rubbed. Contemporary inked ownership inscriptions of 'Lawford / Downhill' to head of all titles, occasional private library blind-stamps, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 150.00
LA MOTTE-FOUQUE, [Friedrich Heinrich Karl Freiherr] de. Sintram and his companions: a romance. C. and J. Ollier..and William Blackwood. 1820. First edition in English.
[4], xiv, 267pp, [1]. With half-title. Contemporary navy half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt, T.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 125.00
ANACREON. Le odi di anacreonte tradotte in versi italiani da eritisco pilenejo. [Bodoni]. [1793].
[2], viii, 100pp. Contemporary richly gilt-tooled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, damp-staining to head of first gathering, else internally clean and crisp
Price
£ 200.00
MIDDLETON, Conyers. The life of m. tulius cicero. Printed for W. Baynes and Son et al.. 1823.
In two volumes. [3], vi-xxx, [1], 32-444; [2], 466pp. Without half-titles. Handsomely bound by T. H. Skelton of Southampton in contemporary gilt-tooled calf, marbled edges. A trifle rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Marbled endpapers, short closed tear to head of leaf B1, Vol. II, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 250.00
[ROSE, G.H.]. Instructions for hussars, and light cavalry acting as such, in time of war. A translation. Printed for T. Egerton, at the Military Library. 1799. First edition.
x, [2], 147pp, [1]. Early nineteenth-century half-calf, marbled boards, gilt, contrasting morocco lettering-piece. Slightly rubbed to spine, creasing to joints, bumping to corners, else a crisp copy.
Price
£ 750.00
SMALL, Rev. James G[rindlay]. The highlands, the scottish martyrs, and other poems. William Whyte and Company. 1843. First edition.
x, [2], 276pp. With an engraved frontispiece, and a further three engraved plates. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle cocked, lightly rubbed, corners bumped. Recent book-label of J. O. Edwards to FEP, spotting to plates. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of FFEP; ' To / The Revd Dr Chalmers / as a slight token / of sincere respect and esteem, / from / The Author / April 29th 1843.'
Price
£ 200.00
[KEBLE, John]. The christian year: thoughts in verse for the sundays and holydays throughout the year. Printed by W. Baxter, For J. Parker; and C. and J. Rivington. 1827. First edition.
xii, 201, [1]; viii, 200pp, [2]. With half-titles to each volume and a terminal errata leaf to Vol II. Uncut in original publisher's paper boards (blue for Vol. I, brown for Vol II), expertly rebacked to style in contrasting paper. Some marking to boards, loss to extremities. With an entire A.L.S. from the author to 'The Revd. F. Kilvert, Claverton Lodge, Bath', loosely inserted, spotted, with water-staining and three lines clipped from verso (made good opposite in another hand, inscribed 'the autograph cut off was this'. All contained within a handsome, red morocco pull-off slipcase, slightly rubbed, with lot ticket affixed at foot. The Bradley Martin copy, with his bookplate, and further book labels of J.O. Edwards, to each FEP.
Price
£ 750.00
[CORBETT, Thomas]. An Account of the expedition of the British Fleet to Sicily, In the Years 1718, 1719 and 1720. under the Command of Sir George Byng... Printed for J. and R. Tonson. 1739. Third edition.
96pp. With a folding table. Recent half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Very small hole to head of F8, leaves toned.
Price
£ 200.00
[HANWAY, Jonas]. A letter from a member marine society of the marine society. Shewing the Piety, Generosity, and Utility of their design, with respect to the sea-service, at this important Crisis. Addressed to all true friends of their country. Printed and sold by J. Waugh et al.. 1757. Fourth edition.
[4], 117pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. Title in red and black. Near contemporary gilt-tooled polished calf. Lightly rubbed and marked, cracking to joints, upper board detached, loss to head of spine. Loss to FEP from earlier removal of bookplate, light spotting to frontispiece and title-page, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 300.00
ELLIOTT, S. M.. A pilgrim's visit to the land of jesus. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. 1927. First edition.
x, 115pp, [1]. With numerous monochrome photographic illustration in the text. Original publisher's tan cloth-backed pictorial paper boards, pictorial dustwrapper. Dustwrapper lightly spotted. Internally immaculate. With a loosely inserted A.L.S. dated Oct. 29th 1927, in which Elliot briefly addresses a review of the work.
Price
£ 200.00
[AUCTION CATALOGUE]. Catalogue Des Tableaux & Desseins precieux des Maitres celebres des trois Ecoles, Figures de marbres, de bronze & de terre cuite, Estampes en seuilles & autres objets du Cabinet de seu M. Randonde Boisset, Receveur General des Finances. Par Pierre Remy...On a joint a ce Catalogue celui des Vases, Colonnes de marbres, Porcelaines, des Lacques, des Membles e Boule & d'autres effets precieux, par C. F> Juliot. La Vente se sera le Jeudi 27 Fevrier 1777... Chez Musier, pere, et al.. 1777. First edition.
xii, 149, [3], 158pp. With a half-title. Uncut in original publisher's marbled paper wrappers. Without upper wrapper, significant loss to wrapper covering spine. Very lightly spotted, some loss to lower corner of leaf B2, inked numerals to margins throughout.
Price
£ 450.00
[EDINBURGH ADDRESS]. [Caption title:] Address to the king!. R. Mezies, [s.d., c.1820]. First edition.
38pp. Later half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Recent book-label of Anne and F. G. Renier to FEP, very small hole to text of leaf B5 - without loss of sense, very occasional pencilled annotation/highlighting.
Price
£ 200.00
WIMPFFEN DE BORNEBOURG, [Francois louis de], Baron de. Refonte de l'economie de l'armee francoise, ou extrait et developpement d'un plan militaire, Presente par le General Baron de Wimpffen de Bornebourg... Chez Didot fils aine. [1787]. First edition.
64pp. With a large folding table. Stitched, as issued, in original publisher's plain paper wrappers. Extremities a trifle stained. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00