Recent Acquisitions

[MARKS, Richard]. Nautical essays: or, a spiritual view of the ocean and maritime affairs: with reflections on The Battle of Trafalgar, and other events. Published by J. Nisbet. 1818. First edition.
[8], 211pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, recently neatly rebacked. Rubbed with discolouration to boards. Hinges exposed, armorial bookplate of 'Letitia Le Poer French' to FEP, contemporary ink gift inscription to FFEP, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 300.00
WARING, Robert. Amoris Effigies: Sive, Quid Fit Amor?.... Excudebat J. Redmyane. 1671. Fifth Edition.
[14], 10, 138pp, [6]. Contemporary blind-ruled sheep, lightly rubbed, with small incision to lower board. Upper hinge split. Early inked price of 6d to FFEP, and eighteenth-century inscription of lawyer Newcommon Wallis to blank-fly.
Price
£ 150.00
STATIUS, Publius Papinus. Publii Papinii Statii Sylvarum libri v. Cum notis ad marginem Commentarii vice, Quas undecunque collegit thomas stephens, Scholae buriensis Moderator. Apud Thomam Buck. 1651. First edition.
[16], 128, 127-163, [9], 48pp, [2]. With a terminal errata leaf. Contemporary calf, later rebacked and recornered, later red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities heavily rubbed. Later endpapers, manuscript note pasted to FEP, ink library shelf-marks to head of title, ink-stamps of the British Museum - with later withdrawn stamps dated 1818 - to verso of title-page, p.97, and p.48, occasional ink underlining, spotting.
Price
£ 325.00
TOWNSHEND, Thomas. Poems. Printed by T. Bensley, for E. and S. Harding. 1796. First edition.
vii, [1], 112pp. With an engraved plate, and numerous engraved head- and tail-pieces. Handsomely bound in contemporary red morocco, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt, A.E.G. Rubbed, some wear to lower board, lightly marked. Marbled endpapers, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
LEE, Henry. Poetic impressions. A Pocket Book, with scraps and memorandums. Including the Washing Day, Ironing Day; Brewing Day; Quarter Day; And Saturday. Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones. 1817. First edition.
[2], x, 187pp, [1]. With half-title. Uncut in original publisher's paper boards, recently rebacked in brown paper. Slight tear to head of spine, a trifle marked. Lightly foxed and dust-soiled, overall internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page; 'With the author's compts. to / Mr. Gould Read'.
Price
£ 300.00
[SOUTH SEA BUBBLE]. The south sea bubble, and the Numerous Fraudulent Projects to which it gave rise in 1720, historically detailed as a beacon to the unwary against modern schemes (enumerated in an appendix) equally visionary and nefarious. For Thomas Boys. 1825. Second edition, with additions.
180pp. With engraved frontispiece and extra-engraved title, both depicting contemporary images relating to the Bubble. Uncut, in original publisher's attractive printed boards. Rubbed and a trifle marked, with loss to head of spine. FFEP torn away. Armorial bookplate of James Whatman to FEP.
Price
£ 950.00
[PUBLISHER'S PROSPECTUS]. A. G. Prys-Jones. A memory of t. e. lawrence: with a portrait engraving by anthony christmas. The Hermit Press. [1997]. First edition.
4pp. Stitched in original publisher's tan paper wrappers, lettered in black. A very fine copy with only the very slightest of wear to extremities.
Price
£ 30.00
DUVAL, Elizabeth W.. T. E. Lawrence: A bibliography. Arrow Editions [The Spiral Press]. [1938]. First edition, limited to 500 copies.
[2], 95pp, [1]. With half-title. Original publisher's canvas-backed blue-black paper boards, lettered in black, glassine wrapper, housed in original publisher's brown card slipcase. A very fine copy. Slipcase a trifle marked and sunned, some splitting to joints, loss to foot.
Price
£ 150.00
JERNINGHAM, Mr. [Edward]. Poems on various subjects. Viz. The nunnery, The magdalens, The nun, ruins of an abbey, yarico to inkle, il latte, fugitive pieces. Printed for J. Robson. 1767. First edition.
[4], 119pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Some rubbing, slight loss to head of spine. Ink ownership inscription to FFEP; 'Ellen Hester Mary Edwards / 1777', very occasional light browning.
Price
£ 150.00
BAKER, Henry. Medulla poetarum romanorum: or, the Most Beautiful and Instructive passages of the roman poets... Printed for D. Midwinter et al.. 1737. First edition.
In two volumes. [12], 555, [1]; [2], 545pp, [11]. Parallel English and Latin text. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Extremities rubbed, slightest of marking, chipping to lettering-pieces. Loss to bottom corner of Z, Vol. I - just clipping catch-word, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
[AUCTION CATALOGUE]. In Chancery. In the matter of henry turner, a lunatic. Particulars of stock and effects, consisting of bar iron, scrap iron, cast iron, tools, charcoal, cordwood, coke, fire bricks, boats, &c. &c. at the iron works, at wilden, in the county of worcester, the property of the said henry turner, To be Sold, pursuant to the order of the lord high chancellor... Shaw & Sons, [s.d., c.1840]. First edition.
7pp, [1]. Stitched, as issued. A trifle creased, dust-soiled, and spotted.
Price
£ 125.00
[GORE, Miss]. [MARCAILHOU, G.]. [Indiana. A story suggested by Marcialhou's "Indiana Waltz"]. Cowell's Anastatic Press. [c.1860]. First edition.
[8]ff. Drophead title. With eight lithographic plates (one of which photographically lithographed?), each with detailing added in pen and ink, some with additional wash, as issued. Original blind-stamped mauve cloth, titled in gilt to upper board. Rubbed and lightly marked, with tears to spine, some loss at head. Occasional spotting to text and plates. Ink inscription, dated 1889, of 'J.E.P. Fitzgerald', noting that 'This Book belonged to Lady Jane Bourchier' alongside an attribution of authorship, to verso of FFEP.
Price
£ 850.00
MUNDY, Lieut.-General [Godfrey Basil]. The life of rodney. Printed for James Carpenter and Son. 1836. New edition.
xvi, 283pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece, extra-illustrated with two engraved plates. Contemporary gilt-tooled black morocco, A.E.G. Rubbed. Silk endpapers, armorial plate depicting Rodney's coat-of-arms pasted to head of p.1, engraved portrait of Captain Bazeley pasted to foot of p.89, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
FITZGERALD, [Charles Cooper] Penrose. Memories to the sea. Edward Arnold. 1913. First edition.
viii, 328, 16pp. With half-title, a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue, a frontispiece and seven plates. Original publisher's navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Armorial bookplate to FEP of 'Geoffrey Ronald Codrington', foxed throughout. An association copy, with the pencil inscription to FEP of 'R.U. Penrose Fitzgerald', being Robert Uniacke Penrose Fitzgerald, perhaps either the author's first son or his brother of the same name.
Price
£ 75.00
[NORMAN, Francis Martin]. At school and at sea: or life and character at harrow, in the royal navy and in the trenches before sebastapol. John Murray. 1899. First edition.
xiii, [3], 420pp. With half-title and 12 plates. Original publisher's gilt-stamped navy cloth. Some rubbing and bumping, spine sunned. Armorial bookplate of 'George Assheton' to FEP, later ink ownership inscription to FFEP, ink annotation to title, foxed.
Price
£ 50.00
FITZGERALD, C[harles] C[ooper] Penrose. From sail to steam: naval recollections, 1878-1905. Edward Arnold. 1916. First edition.
xi, [1], 303, [1], 12pp. With half-title, a terminal publisher's catalogue, a photographic portrait frontispiece and 15 plates. Original publisher's blind-stamped navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Slightest of rubbing and bumping to extremities. Armorial bookplate of 'Geoffrey Ronald Codrington' to FEP, foxed throughout. An association copy, inscribed to FEP 'J.E.U.P. Fitzgerald / 1916', that is John Uniacke Penrose Fitzgerald, the author's second son.
Price
£ 75.00
SMITHERS, Henry. Liverpool, its commerce, statistics, and institutions; with a history of the cotton trade. Printed by Thos. Kaye. 1825. First edition.
[8], viii, 461pp, [1], iii, [1]. With half-title, and two leaves of plates. Extra illustrated with 46 tipped-in engraved plates, several further plates and newspaper clippings loosely inserted. Contemporary [original?] drab paper boards, rebacked and recornered in late nineteenth-century tan calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. A trifle rubbed, some surface loss to boards. Ink ownership inscription to FEP; 'R. R. Made-King / 1894', engraved folding map of the city dated 1829 pasted to FFEP - split along folds into three sections, two of which now loosely inserted, manuscript contents to front blank fly-leaf detailing the insertion of 28 plates from Troughton publication circa 1810 [The History of Liverpool?], repaired tear to half-title, occasional light spotting, browning, and offsetting, foxing to plates.
Price
£ 350.00
MASON, George. The life of richard earl howe. Printed by C. Roworth, for John White et al.. 1803. First edition.
[4], 111pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, recently rebacked with scorched remnants of richly gilt spine and contrasting morocco lettering-piece laid-on. Boards a trifle rubbed and marked. Recent blank endpapers, slightest of spotting to title-page, else internally clean and crisp. From the family library of Admiral Sir Edward Codrington, with his armorial bookplate to front pastedown.
Price
£ 350.00
MILL, John Stuart. Dissertations and discussions political, philosophical, and historical. John W. Parker and Son. 1859. First edition.
In two volumes. vi, [2], 474, 6; [4], 563pp, [1]. With a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue to Vol. I. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Slightest of rubbing, some loss to head and foot of spines, board edges a trifle bumped. Marginal loss to B and B2 of Vol. II, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
MILL, John Stuart. A system of logic ratiocinative and inductive: being a connected view of the principles of evidence and the methods of scientific investigation. Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer. 1875. Ninth edition.
In two volumes. xx, 563, [1]; xv, [1], 557pp, [3]. With half-titles and a terminal advertisement leaf to Vol. II. Original publisher's green buckram, printed paper lettering-pieces. Slightest of rubbing, chipping to lettering-pieces. Remnants of book labels to FEPs, hinges reinforced with brown paper, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00