Recent Acquisitions

S[ULKOWSKI], I. A. M.. An historical account and description of the city of moscow; so justly celebrated for it's antiquity and magnificent building; the religion, customs, and manners of its inhabitants; charitable institutions, learned men, diversions, &c. &c. &c.. Printed for the author, and sold by Underwood and Blacks. 1813. First edition.
16, 25-32, 17-24, 33-47pp, [1]. Partially misbound. Contemporary gilt-tooled marbled calf, A.E.G. Extremities worn, upper joint split. Marbled endpapers, lightly spotted. Inked inscription of 'I. A. M. Sulkowski / Prince of Lissa' to dedication page.
Price
£ 1,250.00
VIRGIL. Les georgiques de virgile, traduites en vers francais par de lille. Edition a laquelle on a joint le texte latin, avec les notes et les variantes. Chez Bleuet. [1794].
384pp. Parallel Latin and French text. With a half-title, an engraved frontispiece, and four engraved plates. Bound in contemporary tree-calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Lightly rubbed. Inked ownership initials to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
ROGERS, Samuel. Italy. A poem.. Edward Moxon. 1842.
vii, [1], 320pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Handsomely bound by Hayday in richly gilt-tooled dark green morocco, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Armorial bookplate of Francis Ferns to FEP, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 150.00
H.M.M.. Two nights on the hills, October, 1863. [s.n.]. 1863.
[20]ff, consisting of a title and 16 leaves (featuring 18 captioned albumen illustrations), with three further terminal blanks. Contemporary half roan, cloth boards, with red morocco lettering-piece to upper board. Worn, with loss to spine, corners. Bookplate of the Oliver Collection to FEP.
Price
£ 1,250.00
[CHRISTIANITY]. [Transliterated from the Greek Lessons from the Bible: translated from the English by Marietta S. Ralli.]. S. K. Vlastou. 1874.
[6], 183pp, [1]. With eight engraved plates. Title and imprint transliterated from the Greek. Handsomely bound in contemporary richly gilt-tooled red morocco. Lightly rubbed. Book-label of Caterina to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
A FARMER. Hints to landlords and tenants in the neighbourhood of doncaster. Published by C. and J. White; and J. Ridgway. 1827. First edition.
[4], 57pp, [3]. With half-title and a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Original publisher's drab paper wrappers, later typed lettering-piece to upper panel. Extremities marked and creased, spine a trifle chipped. Lightly dust-soiled.
Price
£ 250.00
[SOCIETY OF PAINTERS IN WATER COLOURS]. [15 catalogues for the annual and winter exhibitions of the Society of Painters in Water Colours, dated between 1868 and 1881]. Clayton and Co., and, from 1874 onwards, Harrison and Sons, 1868-1881.
15 separately issued catalogues. Stitched, as issued; those for the annual exhibition bound in original publisher's printed mauve paper wrappers, those for the winter exhibition issued without wrappers with the exception of the 1880-81. Dust-soiled, lightly creased, a trifle chipped, occasional loss to wrappers. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 500.00
[SOCIETY OF PAINTERS IN WATER COLOURS]. Exhibition of the society of painters in water colours. The Fiftieth [Fifty-First, Fifty-Second, Fifty-third]. At the gallery, 5, pall-mall east. Open from Nine till Dusk. Admittance, one shilling...catalogue, sixpence. Printed by Joseph Clayton, 1854-1857.
Four separately issued catalogues. 16pp; 15pp, [3]; 14pp; 15pp, [1]. Stitched, as issued. Dust-soiled, lightly creased, a trifle chipped, occasional ink annotations/pen-trials.
Price
£ 500.00
JUNIUS. Junius. Stat nominis umbra. Printed for T. Bensley, for Vernor and Hood, 1796 [i.e.1797].
In two volumes. [8], xl, 325, [1]; [4], 366pp. With an additional engraved title-page to each volume and a further 16 engraved plates. Handsomely bound in nineteenth-century gilt- tooled red half-morocco, marbled boards, T.E.G. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, recent book-labels of Iain J. A. S. Woolley to both FEPs, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
A DIGNITARY OF THE CHURCH [DU CHATELLIER, Charles-Louis de Salmon]. An essay on the principle and origin of sovereign power. Printed for J. Hatchard. 1805. First edition in English.
xlvii, [1], 298pp, [1]. With a final errata leaf. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Armorial bookplate and printed shelf-label of Carberry Tower Library to FEP, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 150.00
[LOCKE, John]. The reasonableness of christianity, As delivered in the Scriptures. To which is added, A Vindication of the same, from Mr. Edwards's Exceptions.. Printed for Awnsham and John Churchil. 1696. Second edition.
[4], 307, [5], 40pp, [4]. With two terminal advertisement leaves. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities worn, surface loss to spine, joints split. some loss to margins of leaves Q4 and T4, marking to p.236-237, loss to RFEP.
Price
£ 600.00
[CHURCHILL, Winston]. Eightieth birthday tribute to sir winston churchill. Foreword by randolph churchill. The Heritage Collection. [1955]. Limited edition.
Number 243 of a limited edition of 3,000 copies. Unpaginated. Predominantly comprised of monochrome photographic reproductions. Original publisher's maroon morocco, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed and marked. Internally immaculate. Inked inscription of 'Winston S. Churchill' to title-page.
Price
£ 200.00
BETJEMAN, John. High and low. John Murray. 1966. First edition.
x, 81pp, [1]. With half-title. Original publisher's yellow cloth, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. Very light marking to extremities, dustwrapper a trifle chipped, spine panel sunned. Internally clean and crisp. Signed by the author to title-page.
Price
£ 150.00
POPE, Walter. The life of the Right Reverend Father in God seth, Lord Bishop of Salisbury, And Chancellor of the Most Noble Order of the Garter... Printed for William Keblewhite. 1697.
[4], 193pp, [3]. With two terminal pages of publisher's advertisements. Without errata slip. Contemporary blind-ruled speckled calf, recently rebacked and recornered. Later armorial bookplate of Seth Ward to FEP, near contemporary inked initials to head of title-page, occasional pencilled highlighting, light spotting, minute worm-holes to margins.
Price
£ 750.00
[CROQUET ASSOCIATION]. The laws of croquet. Published by F. H. Ayres. 1897.
24pp, [2]. Original publisher's green printed paper wrappers. Extremities marked. Very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
BRAMAH, Ernest. Kai lung's golden hours. Grant Richards Ltd.. 1924.
Limited edition, number 131 of 200 copies signed by the author. xv, [1], 306pp, [2]. With a half-title. Original publisher's tan cloth-backed grey paper boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, printed paper dust-wrapper. Very slight chipping to dustwrapper, light browning to endpapers, else clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
BRAMAH, Ernest. The wallet of kai lung. Grant Richards Ltd.. 1923.
Limited edition, number 131 of 200 copies signed by the author. xi, [1], 299pp, [1]. With a half-title. Original publisher's tan cloth-backed grey paper boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, printed paper dust-wrapper. Very slight chipping to dustwrapper, light browning to endpapers, else clean and crisp.
Price
£ 300.00
[GLENCOE]. Authentic narrative of the Massacre of Glencoe, contained in a report of the Commission given by his Majesty for inquiring into the slaughter of the men of glencoe. Printed for John Wylie & Co. by R. Chapman. 1818. First edition.
iv, [1], 5-30pp. Recent blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle marked. Recent bookplate of Alan Kirk to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
[CRIME]. Criminal trials, illustrative of the tale entitled "The heart of Mid-Lothian," published from the original record: with a prefatory notice, including some particulars of the life of captain john porteous. Printed for Archibald Constable and Company. 1818. First edition.
[4], xxxvi, 344pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Recent calf-backed marbled paper boards, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Adhesive residue to title-page gutter margin, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 100.00
[SCOTLAND]. Historical Reprints. - I. The political creed of a tory-malecontent. Taken from the Free-Holder. [s.n.], 1745 [Actually c.1885].
8pp. [Bound with:] Historical Reprints. - II. Duke Hamilton's Conditions, for Surrendering himself with all the Officers and Souldiers under his command... [s.i.]. Printed for R. B., 1648. [Actually c.1885]. 8pp. [And:] Historical Reprints. - VI. The affairs of scotland in 1689: being A Collection of MS. Accounts of dundee's campaign, From the Papers of Mr. Nairne, Under Secretary to King James II. from 1688 to 1701. [s.i.]. [s.n.], [s.d.]. 39pp, [1]. [And:] Historical Reprints. - IX. The impostor painted in his own colours; or, The base Birth and Parentage of the Chevalier De St George, alias the pretender... London. Printed by J. Read, [s.d.]. 16pp. [And:] Historical Reprints. - XV. Two Important State Papers. I. Sir Walter Mildmay's Opinion concerning the Keeping of the Queen of Scots. II. A Letter from the Earl of Leicester to the Earl of Sussex concerning the Queen of Scots. 1569. Edinburgh. Privately printed, 1886. 20pp. [And:] Historical Reprints. - XVI. The earl of hertford's expedition Against Scotland. 1544. Edinburgh. Privately printed, 1886. 23pp, [1]. [And:] Historical Reprints. - XVIII. An answer to the Second Manifesto of the Pretender's eldest Son... London. Printed for M. Cooper, 1746. [Actually c.1885]. 42pp. 12mo. Recent blue buckram, printed paper lettering-piece. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Internally immaculate.
Price
£ 125.00