Recent Acquisitions

FIELDING, C[harles] H[enry]. Memories of malling and its valley: with A fauna and flora of Kent. Henry C. H. Oliver. 1893. First edition.
xiv, 291pp, [1]. With half-title, a photographic frontispiece, two plates, and a folding map. 6pp booklet listing subscribers loosely inserted. Original publisher's blue buckram, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, loss to head of spine, slightest of splitting to upper joint. Decorated endpapers, light spotting to frontispiece and title, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
[ROYAL AMPHITHEATRE, WESTMINSTER BRIDGE]. Positively the last night but one. For the benefit of Miss Scott Evans. Royal Amphitheatre, Westminster Bridge. Miss Scott Evans most respectfully informers her friends and the public that her benefit is fixed for Thursday, Oct 21st, 1802.....in the course of the evening will be presented A grand and extensive Variety of Entertainments; Particularly, for that Night only, a new ballet, (Composed by Mons. Joubert) called The Miller. Rutter and Barnes, Printers. [1802].
Single leaf broadside, printed on one side only. Somewhat creased.
Price
£ 250.00
[ORNITHOLOGY]. Natural history of birds; containing a familiar survey of the feathered creation, for the amusement and instruction of youth. Printed for John Chappell. c.1820.
40pp. With a hand-coloured woodcut frontispiece and 14 woodcut illustrations in the text. Original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Some marking and slight chipping to extremities. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 300.00
[FISHES]. A natural history of fishes. Printed and Sold Wholesale and Retail by W. Davison. c.1815.
36pp. With 40 woodcut illustrations in the text. Original publisher's paper wrappers with woodcut pictorial decoration. A clean, crisp, near fine copy.
Price
£ 200.00
ALLBUT, J.. Elements of useful knowledge. Printed for the Author by T. Allbut, 1803-1805.
Four parts of ten only, numbered VI, VII, IX, and X respectively. Part VI, from the fourth edition, dated 1803. The three remaining parts are dated 1805, being the seventh edition. With an engraved frontispiece to each part. Stitched, as issued, in original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Extremities rubbed, creased, and a trifle marked, with some slight chipping. Offsetting from plates, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
GREEN, Charles Frederick. Shakspeare's crab tree, with its legend, and a descriptive account, showing its relation to the poet's traditional history... Thomas Hailes Lacy. [1862]. Second edition.
[2], ii, [1], 6-50pp. Complete despite erratic pagination. With an engraved portrait frontispiece nine lithographic plates, and a map. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, printed paper lettering-piece to upper board. Extremities rubbed and sunned, some marking. Frontispiece detached, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 75.00
MILES, William Augustus. A description of the deverel barrow, opened a. d. 1825. Also, A Minute Account of the kimmeridge coal money, a most mysterious and nondescript article. Nichols & Son et al.. 1826. First edition.
In two parts. viii, [1], 4-53pp. Complete despite erratic pagination. With an additional engraved title-page to the first part, an engraved title-page to the second, and a further eight engraved plates. Recent tan paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed and faded. Light foxing to plates and engraved titles, slight creasing to engraved title of first part, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
SOCIETY OF DILETTANTI. Report of the Committee of the Society of Dilettanti, appointed by the Society to superintend the expedition lately sent by them to Greece and Ionia... Printed by order of the Society for the use of the members, by W. Bulmer. 1814. First edition.
[2], 18pp. Parallel columns in Italian and English text. Stitched in original publisher's tan plain paper wrappers, paper label to upper cover reading; 'March, 1816 / A volume containing the unedited Antiquities of Attica will be / published early in May. - 200 Copies only will be taken off for Sale. / Those who are desirous of possessing the Work are requested to apply / to-' Loss to spine, wrappers marked and working loose. Slight marginal browning, some creasing, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 75.00
BURNS, Robert. An address to the deil...with explanatory notes. Illustrated by numerous engravings on wood. After designs by Thomas Landseer. William Kidd. 1830. First Landseer edition.
[2], 23pp, [1], [8]. With extra-engraved title, seven leaves of wood-engravings (including frontispiece), and woodcut vignettes to upper wrapper, first and final leaves of text, four terminal advertisement leaves. Original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Worn and marked, some dog-earring, without spine, quires tentatively holding by strings only. Some spotting and marking.
Price
£ 125.00
BURNS, Robert. Tam o'shanter and souter johnny, a poem...illustrated by thomas landseer. Marsh and Miller. 1830. First Landseer edition.
16pp, [2]. With frontispiece, title vignette and four engraved plates after Landseer. Original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Some chipping to extremities, loss to spine. Spotting to plates.
Price
£ 175.00
[DODWELL, Henry]. Praelectiones academicae In Schola historices camdeniana Cum appendice. E Theatro Sheldoniano. 1692. First edition.
[32], 688, 687-702, 705-782pp, [2]. Complete despite erratic pagination. Contemporary blind-stamped calf. Some rubbing, loss to foot of spine, splitting to upper joint, corners bumped. Private ink-stamp of 'Iohn Eyton' to foot of title-page, very light damp-staining to gutter, occasional browning and toning, slight marginal loss to Qq2.
Price
£ 225.00
[MORRIS, Thomas]. Moral reflections on the works of the creation. Printed by A. Ward; and Sold by W. Nicoll et al.. 1778. First edition.
viii, 174pp, [2].Recent tan cloth, red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed and marked, spine sunned, splitting to joints. Recent bookplate of 'Antony Charles Thomas' to FEP, closed tear to text of H8 - without loss of sense, ink inscription of 'Thomas Barker' to verso of terminal errata leaf, foxed.
Price
£ 275.00
WOTTON, William. A vindication of the Subscribing Ministers, In Answer to a late paper, Entitled, An Authentick Account, &c... Printed for John Clark...And R. Cruttenden. 1719. First edition.
52pp. [Bound with:] WOTTON, William. A discourse Concerning the Confusion of Languages at babel... London. Printed for J. Roberts, 1732. Second edition. [2], 70pp. [AND:] [BUTLER, Joseph]. Several letters to the Reverend Dr. Clarke, from a Gentleman in Glocestershire, Relating to the first volume Of the sermons Preached at Mr Boyle's Lecture; with the Dr's answers thereunto. London. Printed for James Knapton, 1716. First edition. 42pp, [2]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. 8vo. Contemporary blind-stamped calf boards, later rebacked, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Slight rubbing and surface loss. Recent bookplate of 'Kenneth Monkman' to FEP, early armorial bookplate of 'Charles Barlow Esqr. / of Emanuel College / Cambridge' to verso of title-page of first work, lightly browned.
Price
£ 250.00
DALTON, Richard. Remarks on prints, intended to be published, relative to the manners, customers, &c. of the present inhabitants of egypt. From Drawings made on the Spot, A.D. 1749. Printed by John Rivington...For P. Elmsley, and T. Cadell. 1781. First edition.
[2], 48pp. Without half-title. With a folding engraved plate depicting sections of the Great Pyramid. Disbound. Slight browning.
Price
£ 250.00
SIDNEY, Sir Philip. Aphorisms of sir philip sidney; with remarks by Miss Porter. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1807. First edition.
In two volumes. [4], xv, [2], vi, 222, [2]; vi, 225pp, [1]. With half-titles, and an engraved frontispiece to each volume. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. Substantial loss to spines, joints split, boards working loose, loss to lower board, a trifle marked. Ink ownership inscriptions to half-titles, loss to final five leaves, primarily marginal but touching text in places with slight loss of sense.
Price
£ 75.00
CHAPONE, Mrs. [Hester]. Letters on the improvement of the mind, addressed to a young lady. Printed for J. Walter...and E. and C. Dilly. 1775. Fifth edition.
In two volumes. [2], viii, 200; [4], 230pp. With half-titles. Contemporary calf, recently rebacked, gilt. Rubbing and marking to boards. Ink ownership inscriptions to half-titles of 'Hanh: Hildyard 1775'.
Price
£ 75.00
[BUDDEN, Maria Elizabeth]. Claudine, of humility, the basis of all the virtues. A Swiss Tale. J. Harris & Son. 1822. First edition.
[4], 200pp. With an engraved frontispiece and five plates. Original publisher's red roan-backed green printed paper boards. Rubbed, slight splitting to joints, corners bumped. Contemporary ink ownership inscription to FFEP, slight marginal loss to H6, foxed.
Price
£ 75.00
[ANSTEY, Christopher]. The new bath guide: or, memoirs of the b-n-r-d family. In a series of poetical epistles. Printed by C. Whittingham. 1800. New edition.
viii, 155pp, [5]. With five engraved plates. Contemporary speckled calf. A trifle rubbed. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
ATRUTEL, Mrs. J[udah]. An easy and economical book of jewish cookery, Upon Strictly Orthodox Principles. Printed and Published by P. Vallentine. 1894. Third edition.
viii, 208pp. With publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's blind-stamped red cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, spine sunned, spots of marking, text-block working loose of binding.
Price
£ 175.00
[LITHOGRAPHY]. FOX, Buscall. The shapwick monster, with illustrations. Published by F. Clemence, Bookseller. 1841. First edition.
10pp. With four lithographed plates. Original publisher's stitched lithographed paper wrappers. A little rubbed and marked, short tears to spine, with slight surface loss to margins. Ink inscription 'From Mr Orndell(?)' to upper wrapper. One plate detached.
Price
£ 500.00