Recent Acquisitions

CONRAD, Joseph. Tales of hearsay. T. Fisher Unwin Ltd.. 1925. First edition.
287pp, [1]. With a half-title. Original publisher's dark green cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Fore-edge spotted, dustwrapper lightly dust-soiled and a trifle chipped. Internally immaculate.
Price
£ 200.00
CONRAD, Joseph. The rover. T. Fisher Unwin Ltd.. 1923. First edition.
317pp, [1]. With a half-title. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Slightest of marking to boards, fore-edge foxed, dustwrapper lightly dust-soiled and a trifle chipped. Browning to endpapers, else internally immaculate.
Price
£ 200.00
SOMERVILLE, E. OE. ROSS, Martin. In Mr Knox's Country. Longmans, Green and Co.. 1915. First edition.
vii, [1], 311pp, [1]. With a half-title and eight illustrated plates by E. OE. Somerville. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt, white, and black. Lightly rubbed and marked, spotting to fore-edge, corners bumped, a trifle cocked. Lightly foxed. Presentation copy, signed by Somerville to recto of FFEP and title-page.
Price
£ 200.00
[ROYAL NAVY VOLUNTEER RESERVE]. Wavy navy by some who served. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.. 1950. First edition.
Limited edition of 260 copies, of which 250 for sale, this being number 32. 263pp, [1]. With a half-title, a colour illustrated frontispiece, and five further colour illustrated plates. Original publisher's navy morocco, lettered in gilt, crest of the R.N.V.R. stamped in gilt to upper board, T.E.G. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Marbled endpapers, near contemporary inked gift inscription to verso of FFEP, else internally immaculate. Signed by Lord Cunningham of Hyndhope to verso of half-title.
Price
£ 75.00
[CHAPBOOKS]. Cheap repository. Sunday reading. Some new thoughts for the new year. Sold by J. Marshall...and R. White, [s.d., c.1796].
24pp, Woodcut vignette to title. Stitched, as issued. A trifle toned and dust-soiled.
Price
£ 200.00
HOPE, Alex. J. Beresford. The report of her majesty's commission on the laws of marriage, relative to marriage with a deceased wife's sister, examined in a letter to sir robert harry inglis, bart. m.p.. James Ridgway. 1849. Third edition, revised and enlarged.
94pp, [2]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Original publisher's blue printed paper wrappers. Slight chipping to head of spine. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 175.00
[PROYART, Lievin-Bonaventure]. The life of princess louisa (madame louise), of france, daughter of louis xv, king of france: a carmelite nun. Printed by J. Easton...For Mrs. Elizabeth Macdonald. 1808. New edition.
In two volumes. xix, [1], 256; 264pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt, marbled edges. Rubbed, upper joints split with boards held by cords only, loss to top spine compartments of both vols. Occasional spotting, small hole to text of leaf G7, Vol. II - without loss of sense.
Price
£ 125.00
[BRISTOL REFUGE SOCIETY]. The first report of the bristol refuge society, for the Restoration of Females Who have unhappily fallen from Virtue, Ending 6 Month 30, 1815; with a list of the donors and subscribers. [s.n.]. [1914].
An early twentieth-century facsimile reprint of the original 1815 printing. 31pp, [1]. Original publisher's printed drab paper wrappers. Very light creasing.
Price
£ 100.00
LADY WALLACE. The conduct of the king of prussia and general dumourier, investigated by lady wallace. Printed for J. Debrett. 1793. First edition.
[4], 156pp, [4]. With two terminal advertisement leaves. Uncut, partially unopened, stitched, as issued. Ink inscription to title-page, occasional spotting, dust-soiling, chipping to margins.
Price
£ 250.00
HOUSSAYE, Arsene. Les grandes dames. E. Dentu. 1868. First edition.
In four volumes. [4], viii, 387, [1]; [4], 379, [1]; [4], 363, [1]; [4], 366pp. With four engraved plates. Contemporary calf-backed marbled brown cloth boards, gilt. A trifle rubbed and marked. Marbled endpapers, lightly spotted, occasional toning to leaves.
Price
£ 100.00
JAMESON, Mrs. [Anna Brownell]. Memoirs of celebrated female sovereigns. Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. 1831. First edition.
In two volumes. [5], viii-xiii, [3], 327; [4], 359pp. Without half-titles. Contemporary navy half-calf, purple buckram boards, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, foxed.
Price
£ 150.00
VIDA, Marco Girolamo. Marci hieronymi vidae, cremonensis, albae episcopi de arte poetica Libri Tres, bucolica, et epistolam ad Joannem Matthaeum Gibertum. Typis Academicis. 1722.
[18], ix, [1], 145pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and a list of subscriber's. Without half-title. Additional title-page (dated 1722) bound in. Contemporary speckled calf, morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Lightly rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
MASON, William. Karaktakos epi mone. Sive cl. masoni caractacus graeco carmine redditus cum versione latina. E Typographeo Clarendoniano. 1781. First edition.
[8], 218pp, [2]. With a half-title and a terminal errata leaf. First three words of title transliterated from the Greek. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, Short closed tear to head of leaf Cc3, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
POPE, A[lexander]. Selecta poemata italorum Qui Latine scripserunt. Cura conjusdam Anonymi Anno 1684 congesta, iterum in lucem data, una cum aliorum Italorum operibus, Accurante A. Pope. Impensis J. & P. Knapton. 1740.
In two volumes. [4]. 47, [1], 53-270; [8], 252pp. Titles in red and black. Contemporary speckled calf, morocco lettering-pieces, spines richly gilt. Rubbed, splitting to spines. Armorial bookplate of William Benson Earle to FEPs, very occasional light dust-soiling, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
PARDIES, Ignace Gaston. HARRIS, John. Short, but yet Plain elements of geometry. Shewing How by a Brief and Easie Method, most of what is Necessary and Useful in Euclide, Archimedes, Apollonius, and other Excellent Geometricians, both Ancient and Modern, may be Understood. Printed by E. Midwinter, for R. Knaplock...and D. Midwinter. 1705. Third edition.
[12], 164pp, [8]. With initial advertisement leaf. Contemporary panelled calf. Rubbed, corners bumped. Pastedowns sprung, contemporary and later annontations to endpapers, loss to FFEP, inked ownership inscription to REP 'William / Gregson / Booke 1710', some worming - primarily confined to margins, touching text occasionally without loss of sense.
Price
£ 250.00
[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
POCOCK, I[saac]. Rob Roy Macgregor; or, auld lang syne! A musical drama, in three acts. Founded on the popular novel of rob roy. First performed at the Theatre-Royal, Covent-Garden, thursday, march 12, 1818. Printed for John Miller. 1818. Second edition.
[2], 80pp. [Bound after:] MATURIN, Rev. R[obert] C[harles]. Bertram; or, the castle of st. aldobrand; a tragedy, in five acts. London. Printed for John Murray, 1816. Fourth edition. [10], 82pp, [4]. With a half-title and two terminal publisher's advertisement leaves. [And:] COLERIDGE, S[amuel] T[aylor]. A tragedy, in five acts. London. Printed for W. Pope, 1813. Second edition. vi, [4], 78pp. [And:] SHEIL, Richard. The apostate, a tragedy, in five acts... London. John Murray, 1817. First edition. x, 83pp, [7]. [Bound before:] TERRY, Daniel. Guy Mannering; or, the gipsey's prophecy: a musical play, in three acts... London. Printed for John Miller, 1818. Fourth edition. 60pp. [And:] MORTON, Thomas. Columbus: or, a world discovered. An historical play... London. Printed for W. Miller, 1792. Second edition. [6], 66pp, [2]. Without half-title of terminal errata leaf. ESTC T56471. [And:] LEIGH, Richard. Where to find a friend. A comedy... London. Printed for Whittingham and Arliss, 1815. First edition. [2], 96pp. [And:] The King and the Duke; or, which is which? A farce... London. Printed for John Miller, 1814. First edition. [3], 6-44pp. Without half-title. [And:] POCOCK, I[saac]. John of paris; a comic opera... London. Printed for John Miller, 1814. First edition. [3], 6-45pp, [1]. Without half-title. With an hand-coloured engraved frontispiece. Unrecorded. [And:] DIBDIN, Thomas. Past ten o'clock, and a rainy night. A farce... London. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1815. First edition. [4], 40pp. 8vo. Contemporary red half-morocco, marbled boards, spine richly gilt. Extremities lightly rubbed. Occasional inked ownership inscriptions/annotations to title-pages, naive paper repairs to title-page of fifth bound work, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 350.00
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
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
[FOSTER, E. M.?]. A winter in bath... By the author of two popular novels. Printed by J. G. Barnard...for B. Crosby and Co.. [1807]. First edition.
In four volumes. [4], 295, [1]; [2], 244; [4], 269, [1]; [4], 227pp, [1]. With half-titles. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red and black morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed, a trifle bumped, some splitting to joints, loss to head of spines. Inked ownership inscriptions to all FFEPs, loss to upper corners of leaves F9-10 and I9-10 of Vol. I, two gatherings of Vol. I protruding from text-block, very occasional pencilled annotations, foxed.
Price
£ 850.00