Recent Acquisitions

[BARBER, Mary]. A true tale To be added to Mr. Gay's fables. Printed by S. Powell, for George Ewing, at the Angel and Bible in Dame'-street. 1727. First edition, variant imprint..
7pp, [1]. Not in ESTC or Foxon; c/f N491542 and N13607. [Bound after:] GAY, John. Fables. Invented for the Amusement of His Highness William Duke of Cumberland. London Printed, and Dublin Reprinted for G. Risk, G. Ewing, and W. Smith, in Dame's-street, 1727. First Irish edition. [8], 109pp, [3]. With three terminal pages of advertisements. ESTC T13819, Foxon p.295. 8vo in 4s and 8s. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed to extremities, some chipping to head and foot of spine and cracking to joints, bumping to corners. Occasional marking, some closed tears. Early ink inscription of 'William Crose, Clithero' to FEP, further inked-over inscription to head of title.
Price
£ 1,250.00
TARVER, J[ohn] C[harles]. Dictionnaire des verbes francais: or, a dictionary of french verbs... Printed for John Souter. 1821. First London edition.
lix, [1], 277pp, [2]. With a final leaf of errata. Uncut in original publisher's drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities worn and marked, some surface loss, splitting to joints, naive inked illustration to upper board, corners bumped. Pen-trials and illustrations to front endpapers, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 50.00
THOMSON, William. A practical treatise on the cultivation of the grape vine. William Blackwood and Sons. 1871. Seventh edition.
[2], viii, 102pp. With a half-title, an 8pp terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue, and several engraved illustrations in the text. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
SHAKESPEARE, William. The dramatic works of Shakspeare. Allan Bell and Co.. 1837.
In seven volumes. Each play has a separate title and pagination. With 31 engraved plates, and numerous engraved vignettes. Original publisher's gilt-stamped salmon cloth, A.E.G., housed in original publisher's moire cloth slipcase. Spines sunned and discoloured, lightly rubbed. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 375.00
TSAN SANG, Kwon. Select phrases in the conton dialect compiled by kwon tsan sang, canton, china, 1924. Printed by Wing Fat & Co.. [1924].
[2], viii, 54pp. Stapled into original publisher's blue printed paper wrappers. Extremities a trifle marked, creased, and discoloured. Lightly spotted, very occasional pencilled annotations/corrections.
Price
£ 250.00
WALKER, George. Essays on various subjects...To which is prefixed a life of the author. Printed for J. Johnson. 1809. First edition.
In two volumes. [4], ccxviii, [2], 158; [4], 363pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I. Original publisher's two-tone paper boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. Extremities worn, surface loss to spines, joints split, inked ownership inscriptions to head of upper boards. Lightly spotted.
Price
£ 125.00
RHODES, Thomas. Poetical miscellanies. Printed for the author by N. Merridew, at the Herald and Advertiser Office, [s.d., c.1810]. First edition.
[10], 160pp. Uncut and partially unopened in original publisher's boards, paper lettering-piece. Slightly rubbed and marked, occasional marginal damp-staining, small worm-tracks.
Price
£ 325.00
ROSSETTI, Dante Gabriel. The collected works of dante gabriel rossetti. Ellis and Elvey. 1890.
In two volumes. xliii, [2], 528; xl, 521pp, [1]. With half-titles. Original publisher's gilt-stamped navy cloth. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Decorated endpapers, armorial bookplates of Sir Mervyn Ll. Peel to FEPs, internally clean and crisp. A fine set.
Price
£ 200.00
[JONES, Erasmus]. Luxury, pride and vanity, The bane of the british nation... Printed for J. Roberts, [s.d., 1735]. First edition.
[2], 61pp, [1]. Contemporary half-calf, recently rebacked. Boards rubbed. Lightly browned. Price beneath imprint scratched out.
Price
£ 450.00
[MESTON, William]. The knight of the kirk: or, the Ecclesiastical Adventures of Sir John Presbyter. Printed for M. Smith. 1728. Second edition.
[6], 89pp, [1]. Recent sheep-backed brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Hinges exposed, occasional slight loss to margins, leaves lightly toned, some spotting.
Price
£ 200.00
[NOTARY PUBLIC]. The office of a notary-public, As the same is practised in scotland... Printed for W. Gordon, J. Dickson, and P. Hill. 1792. Fourth edition.
xvi, 391pp, [1]. Contemporary sheep, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed, some loss to foot of spine. Slight loss to upper corner of leaf Bb4, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
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
[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
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