Recent Acquisitions

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
ANACREON. Le odi di anacreonte tradotte in versi italiani da eritisco pilenejo. [Bodoni]. [1793].
[2], viii, 100pp. Contemporary richly gilt-tooled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, damp-staining to head of first gathering, else internally clean and crisp
Price
£ 200.00
MIDDLETON, Conyers. The life of m. tulius cicero. Printed for W. Baynes and Son et al.. 1823.
In two volumes. [3], vi-xxx, [1], 32-444; [2], 466pp. Without half-titles. Handsomely bound by T. H. Skelton of Southampton in contemporary gilt-tooled calf, marbled edges. A trifle rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Marbled endpapers, short closed tear to head of leaf B1, Vol. II, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 250.00
[ROSE, G.H.]. Instructions for hussars, and light cavalry acting as such, in time of war. A translation. Printed for T. Egerton, at the Military Library. 1799. First edition.
x, [2], 147pp, [1]. Early nineteenth-century half-calf, marbled boards, gilt, contrasting morocco lettering-piece. Slightly rubbed to spine, creasing to joints, bumping to corners, else a crisp copy.
Price
£ 750.00
SMALL, Rev. James G[rindlay]. The highlands, the scottish martyrs, and other poems. William Whyte and Company. 1843. First edition.
x, [2], 276pp. With an engraved frontispiece, and a further three engraved plates. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle cocked, lightly rubbed, corners bumped. Recent book-label of J. O. Edwards to FEP, spotting to plates. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of FFEP; ' To / The Revd Dr Chalmers / as a slight token / of sincere respect and esteem, / from / The Author / April 29th 1843.'
Price
£ 200.00
[KEBLE, John]. The christian year: thoughts in verse for the sundays and holydays throughout the year. Printed by W. Baxter, For J. Parker; and C. and J. Rivington. 1827. First edition.
xii, 201, [1]; viii, 200pp, [2]. With half-titles to each volume and a terminal errata leaf to Vol II. Uncut in original publisher's paper boards (blue for Vol. I, brown for Vol II), expertly rebacked to style in contrasting paper. Some marking to boards, loss to extremities. With an entire A.L.S. from the author to 'The Revd. F. Kilvert, Claverton Lodge, Bath', loosely inserted, spotted, with water-staining and three lines clipped from verso (made good opposite in another hand, inscribed 'the autograph cut off was this'. All contained within a handsome, red morocco pull-off slipcase, slightly rubbed, with lot ticket affixed at foot. The Bradley Martin copy, with his bookplate, and further book labels of J.O. Edwards, to each FEP.
Price
£ 750.00
[CORBETT, Thomas]. An Account of the expedition of the British Fleet to Sicily, In the Years 1718, 1719 and 1720. under the Command of Sir George Byng... Printed for J. and R. Tonson. 1739. Third edition.
96pp. With a folding table. Recent half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Very small hole to head of F8, leaves toned.
Price
£ 200.00
[HANWAY, Jonas]. A letter from a member marine society of the marine society. Shewing the Piety, Generosity, and Utility of their design, with respect to the sea-service, at this important Crisis. Addressed to all true friends of their country. Printed and sold by J. Waugh et al.. 1757. Fourth edition.
[4], 117pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. Title in red and black. Near contemporary gilt-tooled polished calf. Lightly rubbed and marked, cracking to joints, upper board detached, loss to head of spine. Loss to FEP from earlier removal of bookplate, light spotting to frontispiece and title-page, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 300.00
ELLIOTT, S. M.. A pilgrim's visit to the land of jesus. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. 1927. First edition.
x, 115pp, [1]. With numerous monochrome photographic illustration in the text. Original publisher's tan cloth-backed pictorial paper boards, pictorial dustwrapper. Dustwrapper lightly spotted. Internally immaculate. With a loosely inserted A.L.S. dated Oct. 29th 1927, in which Elliot briefly addresses a review of the work.
Price
£ 200.00
JUVENAL. PERSIUS.. Decii junii juvenalis et auli persii flacci satyrae, Ad Optimorum Exemplarium sidem Recensitae. Accesserunt Variae Lectiones Notabiliores. Ex Officina Georgii Grierson. 1728.
[2], xiv, [6], 120 [i.e. 132]pp. Without the engraved frontispiece. Title-page in red and black. Attractively bound in contemporary Trinity College, Dublin prize binding of richly gilt- tooled red morocco, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed and marked, corners bumped. Marbled endpapers, armorial college presentation plate to FEP, folded over at edges, inked inscription of 'John Radcliff T: C: D' to recto of front blank fly-leaf, recently dispersed from Hammersmith Libraries (Samuel Martin bequest), with neat ink library stamp and manuscript shelf reference to verso of title.
Price
£ 950.00
TURNER, R[ichard]. The young geometrician's companion; being A New and Comprehensive course of practical geometry...Calculated for the Use of Schools and Academies... Printed for S. Crowder. 1787. First edition.
xi, [1], 240pp. Titlepage in red and black. Recent grey paper boards. A trifle rubbed. Title word 'companion' naively coloured in black ink, very occasional ink-spotting, slight damp-staining to lower margins at gutter.
Price
£ 375.00
[AUCTION CATALOGUE]. Catalogue Des Tableaux & Desseins precieux des Maitres celebres des trois Ecoles, Figures de marbres, de bronze & de terre cuite, Estampes en seuilles & autres objets du Cabinet de seu M. Randonde Boisset, Receveur General des Finances. Par Pierre Remy...On a joint a ce Catalogue celui des Vases, Colonnes de marbres, Porcelaines, des Lacques, des Membles e Boule & d'autres effets precieux, par C. F> Juliot. La Vente se sera le Jeudi 27 Fevrier 1777... Chez Musier, pere, et al.. 1777. First edition.
xii, 149, [3], 158pp. With a half-title. Uncut in original publisher's marbled paper wrappers. Without upper wrapper, significant loss to wrapper covering spine. Very lightly spotted, some loss to lower corner of leaf B2, inked numerals to margins throughout.
Price
£ 450.00
[SISTER MARY]. Sister mary's tales in natural history. John W. Parker. 1834. First edition.
vi, [2], 166pp, [2]. With a half-title, seven engraved plates, and a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. Contemporary (original?) navy roan-backed blue paper boards, lettered in gilt. Rubbed and marked, loss to head of spine. Occasional light spotting, plates foxed. Inked ownership inscription of 'D. Coleridge / Helleston' to head of titlepage.
Price
£ 450.00
[EDINBURGH ADDRESS]. [Caption title:] Address to the king!. R. Mezies, [s.d., c.1820]. First edition.
38pp. Later half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Recent book-label of Anne and F. G. Renier to FEP, very small hole to text of leaf B5 - without loss of sense, very occasional pencilled annotation/highlighting.
Price
£ 200.00
WIMPFFEN DE BORNEBOURG, [Francois louis de], Baron de. Refonte de l'economie de l'armee francoise, ou extrait et developpement d'un plan militaire, Presente par le General Baron de Wimpffen de Bornebourg... Chez Didot fils aine. [1787]. First edition.
64pp. With a large folding table. Stitched, as issued, in original publisher's plain paper wrappers. Extremities a trifle stained. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
[BEWICK, Thomas], [BEILBY, Ralph]. A general history of quadrupeds. The figures engraved on wood by t. bewick. Printed by and for S. Hodgson, R. Beilby, & T. Bewick. 1792. Third edition.
x, 483pp, [1]. Illustrated with a plethora of wood-engravings by Thomas Bewick. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities worn. Nineteenth-century gift inscription to FEP, ownership inscription to head of title-page, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 150.00
SEYER, Samuel. [Caption title:] Prospectus of memoirs Historical and Topographical of Bristol and its Neighborhood. [J. M. Gutch]. [1821].
4pp. Single folded leaf. Stab-holes to gutter margins, spotted. A manuscript note, dated 1803 and signed by Seyer, is loosely inserted, it reads: 'Recd. from Mr Davies twenty five pounds & 6d on account of the sale of some books of mine on the syntax of the Latin verb, according to an account delivered to me about two months post'.
Price
£ 150.00
[JACK THE GIANT KILLER]. The first adventures of jack the Giant Killer. Printed and sold by Dean & Munday, [s.d., c.1820]. First Dean & Munday edition.
15pp, [1]. With a woodcut frontispiece and a further four woodcut illustrations in the text. Original publisher's printed yellow paper wrappers. Frontispiece and final leaf pasted to inside of wrappers. Extremities a trifle marked. Pencilled ownership inscription to head of frontispiece, else internally clean and crisp, a very good copy.
Price
£ 450.00
D'ALWIS, James. Contributions to oriental literature; or, the leisure hours. Printed at the Government Press. 1863. First edition.
In two parts. xv, [1], 264, [4]. With half-title. Unopened in original publisher's blind-stamped green buckram, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, lightly marked. Internally clean and crisp, armorial bookplate of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEP, ink gift inscription to head of first contents leaf; 'To Lord Houghton / with / (?) best / compls. / Ceylon / Dec. 15. 65'.
Price
£ 500.00
MORRIS, Rev. John Brande. An essay towards the conversion of learned and philosophical hindus: to which the prize offered through the lord bishop of calcutta has been adjudged By the University of Oxford... Printed for J. G. F. & J. Rivington. 1843. First edition.
viii, 402pp, [2]. With a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Marked and sunned. Armorial bookplate of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 375.00