Recent Acquisitions

TYNDALL, John. Heat considered as a mode of motion: being a course of twelve lectures delivered at the royal institution of great britain in the season of 1862. Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green. 1863. First edition.
[7], x-xix, [1], 468pp. With a half-title, an engraved folding plate, numerous engraved illustrations in the text, and a terminal 32pp publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's blind-stamped red cloth, lettered in gilt. Rubbed, spine sunned. Later bookplate of John Waern Hill to FEP, contemporary inked ownership inscription to head of title-page, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
[BERKELEY, George]. Alciphron: or, the Minute Philosopher. In seven dialogues. Containing an Apology for the Christian Religion, against those who are called Free-thinkers. Printed for J. Tonson. 1732. Second edition.
In two volumes. [14], 356; [8], 351pp, [1]. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf, recently neatly rebacked to style, recent contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Boards rubbed. Very occasional light spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 450.00
JERMENT, George. Early piety, illustrated and recommended in several discourses. Printed by H. L. Galabin. 1793. First edition.
[4], 284pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled paper boards, gilt. Without lettering-piece, rubbed, substantial loss to marbled paper of lower board. Small hole to titlepage - just clipping text, minute worm-trail to leaves from gatherings H onwards - occasionally touching text without loss of sense, light damp-staining to final two gatherings, occasional dust-soiling.
Price
£ 500.00
DARWIN, Charles. The variation of animals and plants under domestication. John Murray. 1888. Second edition, sixth thousand.
In two volumes. xiv, 473, [1]; x, 495, [1], With numerous engraved illustrations in the text. and a 32pp publisher's advertisement catalogue to Vol. II. Very slight rubbing a marking to extremities. Contemporary inked ownership inscriptions of S. H. Hammond to FEPs, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 500.00
[ENGLISH THEATRE]. Timoleon: or, The Revolution. A Tragi-Comedy. Printed by W. Onley, for John Sturton. 1697. First edition.
[8], 80pp. Later half-vellum, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Extremities lightly rubbed and discoloured. Leaves browned/foxed, later inked annotation to title-page.
Price
£ 450.00
VIRGIL. Les georgiques de virgile. [s.n.]. 1777.
[4], 191pp, [1]. Parallel Latin and French text. With a half-title and an engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary gilt-tooled red calf, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed and marked. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, contemporary inked inscription to head of title-page, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
CURTIUS RUFUS, Quintus. . Quintus curtius. Typis J. Brindley. 1746.
In two volumes. [2], 205, [7]; [2], 173pp, [7]. Engraved title-pages. Attractively bound in contemporary marbled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed and marked. Later inked ownership inscriptions to FEPs, short closed tear to leaf O5, Vol. I, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
NEPOS, Cornelius. Cornelii nepotis excellentium imperatorum vitae. Typis J. Brindley. 1744.
[14], 118pp, [10]. With an engraved title-page and a terminal list of publisher's advertisements. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, some surface loss to boards. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
[BRIENNE, Henri-Auguste de Lomenie, comte de]. Recueil de diverses pieces curieuses pour servir a l'histoire. Jean du Castel. 1664.
297pp. Contemporary red half-morocco, red melange paper boards, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed, marking to boards. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
[PIRCKHEIMER, Willibald et al.]. Dissertationum Ludicrarum et Amoenitatum, Scriptores varii. Apud Franciscos Hegerum & Hackium. 1638.
7, [1], 528, [1] 556-567, [5], 531-552pp. Partially misbound. With an engraved title-page. Later gilt-ruled red morocco. Extremities a trifle marked. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of James Whatman to FEP, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to recto of FFEP, leaves lightly browned, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
SWIFT, [Jonathan]. The right of precedence between Physicians and Civilians Enquir'd into. Printed at Dublin in the Year 1720; and Reprinted at London for J. Roberts. [1720?]. Second edition.
32pp. With a half-title. Recent calf-backed marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Near contemporary inked ownership inscription of Isaac Atkinson to head of half-title, contemporary inked ownership inscription of Ed. Chaloner to first page of text, leaves lightly browned, occasional spotting, chipping to margins of final leaf.
Price
£ 250.00
GAY, [John]. Achilles. An opera. As it is Perform'd at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden... Printed for J. Watts. 1733. First edition.
[6], 68pp, [4]. Without half-title. With three final pages of publisher's advertisements. Handsomely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in later blind-tooled straight-grain red morocco, lettered in gilt, A.E.G. Joints and corners rubbed. Marbled endpapers, bookplate to FEP, title page a trifle dust-soiled, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
M[ARKHAM], G[ervase]. Country Contentments. Or, the husbandmans recreations: containing the wholsome Experience, in which any ought to Recreate himselfe, after the toyle of more serious businesse... Printed by William Wilson, for George Sawbridge. 1660. Ninth edition.
[4], 92pp, [4]. Later calf-backed green buckram boards, lettered in gilt. Rubbed, spine sunned. Marginal repairs to title-page, near contemporary inked ownership inscriptions of Thomas Jones to verso of title-page and margins of p.60-61, very occasional ink-spotting, lightly browned/dust-soiled.
Price
£ 375.00
M[ARKHAM], G[ervase]. Cheape and Good husbandry For the well-Ordering of all Beasts, and Fowles, and for the generall Cure of their Diseases. Contayning the Natures, Breeding, Choise, Use, Feeding, and Curing of the diseases of all manner of Cattel, as Horse, Oxe, Cow, Sheepe, Goates, Swine, and tame-Conies... Printed by T[homas] S[nodham] for Roger Jackson. 1623. Third edition.
[22], 179pp, [1]. Without initial blank leaf. Later navy half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed, spine sunned. Very occasional marginal burns/annotations.
Price
£ 625.00
[LYSONS, Daniel]. Instructions for mounted rifle volunteers. By Authority of the secretary of state for war. Printed By George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode. 1860. First edition.
46pp, [2]. With five engraved plates. Sumptuously bound in contemporary richly gilt-tooled red morocco, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed and marked. Lightly foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
HULL, Mr [Thomas]. Richard Plantagenet a Legendary Tale, Now first Published. Printed for J. Bell. [1774]. First edition.
[2], iv, 30pp, [2]. Without half-title. With an engraved titlepage and a final advertisement leaf. Twentieth-century blue crushed half-morocco, cloth boards, gilt titling to spine. Very slight fading to spine, else externally fine. Engraved title shaved at head just touching first line, very slightly marked.
Price
£ 150.00
WHITEHEAD, W[illiam]. An hymn to the Nymph of Bristol Spring. Printed for R. Dodsley...And Sold by M. Cooper. 1751. First edition.
37pp, [3]. With a half-title, a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf, and three fine engraved vignettes by Boitard. Recent plain grey paper boards. Extremities a trifle rubbed. Internally clean and crisp, a very good copy.
Price
£ 75.00
[HUDDESFORD, George]. Salmagundi; a miscellaneous combination of original poetry: consisting of illusions of fancy; amatory, elegiac, lyrical, epigrammatical, and other palatable ingredients. Printed by T. Bensley. 1791. First edition.
[6], 151pp, [3]. With an additional engraved title-page and a terminal errata leaf.Recent brown paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Lightly foxed, very occasional contemporary inked manuscript corrections to text.
Price
£ 75.00
[WHITEHEAD, William]. Variety. A tale, for married people. Printed for J. Dodsley. 1776. First edition, the printing with the press figures '9' on p.7 and '5' on p.15..
24pp. Disbound. Leaves lightly toned, inked manuscript numeral to head of title-page.
Price
£ 75.00
SHADWELL, Thomas. Psyche: a tragedy, As it is now Acted At Their Majesties Theatre in dorset-garden. Printed by J. M. for H. Herringman. 1690. Second edition.
[8], 54pp, [2]. Later half-vellum, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Extremities lightly rubbed and discoloured. Foxed and brown, contemporary inked numerals to head of title-page, occasional shaving to running titles.
Price
£ 500.00