Recent Acquisitions

STERRY, Peter. England's deliverance From the Northern Presbytery, compared With its Deliverance from the Roman Papacy: or A Thanksgiving sermon preached on Nov. 5. 1651. at St Magarets Westminster, Before the Supreme Authority of this Nation, The High Court of Parliament. Printed by Peter Cole. 1652.
[8], 46pp, [2]. With a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Stitched into later drab card wrappers, title in manuscript to upper panel. Extremities rubbed, discoloured, and a trifle marked. Leaves lightly toned, occasional spotting, small hole to lower corner of leaf B2.
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£ 200.00
NOMESY, Nicolas. Parnassus poeticus biceps, Nicolai Nomeseii charmensis lotharingii opera maxima primum congestus. Cui, post Sacram Poesim, ad novem priores Musas, decima, nullo visa oculo Echo accessit. Sumptibus Bernardi Gualtheri. 1619. Ultima editio.
[14], 1160pp, [24], 112pp. Contemporary vellum, yapp edges, spine richly gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities bumped and discoloured, very small hole to spine. Front pastedown and free-endpaper detached, without rear endpapers and pastedown, binding separating from text-block - held by cords to upper board only, contemporary ownership inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf, near contemporary partially deleted ownership inscription to foot of title-page, leaves toned, foxed.
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£ 200.00
[KENDALL, Edward Augustus]. Keeper's travels in search of his master. Printed for J. Harris. 1815. New edition.
[4], 174pp, [2]. With a wood-engraved frontispiece, and a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Original publisher's red roan-backed marbled boards, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Near contemporary ownership inscription to FEP, without FFEP, foxed.
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£ 100.00
LIGHTFOOT, John. An handfull of gleanings out of the book of exodus. Probable solution of some of the mainest scruples, and explanation of the hardest places of that booke. Scarely given by any heretofore. Printed by R. Cotes, For Andrew Crooke. 1643. First edition.
[4], 58pp, [2]. With terminal imprimatur leaf. Bound by Bayntun in recent half-calf, tan cloth boards, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Internally clean and crisp but for occasional light spotting.
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£ 250.00
MARTIN, Benjamin. The Philosophical Grammar; Being a View of the present state of experimented physiology or natural philosophy... Printed for John Noon. 1738. Second edition.
vii, [1], 362pp, [6]. With 26 engraved folding plates, and two folding tables. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf. Extremities rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Near contemporary inked ownership inscriptions of JeremiahStevens to endpapers, very short tear to margin of leaf N2, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 450.00
TURNER, Charles C.. Aerial navigation of to-day: a popular account of the evolution of aeronautics. Seeley & Co. Limited. 1910. First edition.
326pp, [10], 16pp/ With half-title, a photographic frontispiece, 23 photographic plates, 41 line illustrations in the text, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's gilt stamped red cloth. Lightly rubbed and sunned.Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 75.00
MOOKERJI, Radhakumud. Local government in ancient india. At the Clarendon Press. 1919. First edition.
xviii, [2], 229pp, [1]. With half-title, and a tipped-in errata slip. Unopened in original publisher's blind-ruled navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Light rubbing and marking. Internally clean and crisp. Printed author's compliment slip loosely inserted.
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£ 125.00
JOBSON, Frederick J[ames]. Australia; with notes by the way, on egypt, ceylon, bombay, and the holy land. Hamilton, Adams, and Co.. 1862. First edition.
xi, [1], 281, [1], 6pp. With half-title, and a chromolithographic frontispiece, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's purple cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Rubbed, spine sunned. Lightly spotted.
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£ 50.00
JOBSON, Frederick J[ames]. Australia; with notes by the way, on egypt, ceylon, bombay, and the holy land. Hamilton, Adams, and Co.. 1862. First edition.
xi, [1], 270pp, [2]. With half-title, and a chromolithographic frontispiece. Original publisher's purple cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Rubbed, spine sunned. Hinges exposed, slight loss to FFEP, without RFEP, occasional light dust-soiling.
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£ 50.00
TESAURO, Emanuele. Reverendi patris emanuelis thesauri e societate jesu caesares; Et ejusdem varia carmina: Quibus accesserunt Nobilissimorum Orientis & Occidentis Pontificum elogia, & varia opera Poetica. Excudebat L. Lichfield, Impensis Gulielmi Webb. 1637. Editio secunda [i.e. second edition].
[6], 151pp, [1]. Recent calf-backed marbled paper boards, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle marked. Very small worm-trail to first two gatherings - just clipping text at times, without loss of sense, leaves trimmed with very occasional slight loss to catchwords.
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£ 350.00
BRENDA [i.e. SMITH, Georgina Castle]. Victoria-Bess. The Ups and Downs of a Doll's Life. John F. Shaw and Co.. [1879]. First edition.
161pp, [15]. With numerous line illustrations in the text by T. Pym, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's pictorial green cloth, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Contemporary ownership inscription to head of title-page, lightly spotted.
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£ 150.00
LOCKE, John. WYNNE, John. An abridgment of Mr. Locke's Essay concerning Human Understanding. Printed for A. and J. Churchil. 1700. Second edition, corrected and enlarged.
[8], 308pp, [4]. Contemporary panelled calf, recently rebacked to style, recent contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Boards rubbed. Later armorial bookplate of Waldegrave Pelham Clay to FEP, minute worm-trail to margins of first half of text-block, lightly spotted.
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£ 500.00
MORRIS, Jan. Journeys. Oxford University Press. 1984. First edition.
viii, 173pp, [1]. With half-title. Original publisher's black cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Dustwrapper lightly toned/creased, else fine. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author to FFEP.
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£ 150.00
[MADAME TUSSAUD AND SONS]. Biographical and Descriptive Sketches of the distinguished characters which compose the unrivalled exhibition of madame tussaud and sons... Printed for Madame Tussaud and Sons. 1851.
32pp. Original publisher's printed salmon paper wrappers. Extremities a trifle toned and spotted. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 250.00
SETON, John. Dialectica Joannis setoni cantabrigiensis, annotationibus Petri Carteri, ut clarissimis ita breuissimis explicata. Huic accessit, obartium ingenuarum inter se cognationem, Guilielmi Buclaei Arithmetica. Apud Thomam Marsh. 1577.
[318]pp. With a linen-backed folding table. Handsomely bound in later gilt-tooled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed and marked. Marbled endpapers, small paper repairs to text of initial five gatherings - with some slight loss of sense, very occasional contemporary faded inked annotations and underlining, paper repair to lower corner of terminal leaf, some spotting/browning.
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£ 1,500.00
MARSHALL, Nathaniel. A defence of our constitution in Church and State: Or, an answer to the Late Charge of the Non-Jurors, Accusing us of heresy and schism; perjury and treason... Printed by H. Parker for William taylor...and Henry Clements. 1717. First edition.
[2], 191pp, [1], li, [3]. With terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary panelled calf. Slight splitting to joints, some loss to head of spine. Contemporary ink ownership inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf; Jo: Dod / Ex dono Rich: Atherton de Bucey Armig: / Oxon: 1719, worming to lower margins of first three and final two gatherings - clipping text occasionally.
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£ 150.00
CRUIKSHANK, George. A pop-gun fired off by george cruikshank, in defence of the british volunteers of 1803, against the uncivil attack upon that body by general w. napier; to which are added some observations upon our national defences, self-defence, etc. etc. etc. Published for the Author by W. Kent & Co. . [1860]. First edition.
44pp. Margins closely trimmed. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-age; 'Monckton Milnes Esq. M.P. &c. &c. &c. / with the compliments and regards of / Geo. Cruikshank'. [Bound with:] PETO, Sir S. Morton. Observations on the report of the defence commissioners, with an analysis of the evidence. London. W. Mitchell, [s.d., c.1862]. First edition. 96pp. With half-title. [And:] LEFROY, J[ohn] H[enry]. A reply to lieut. colonel e. m. boxer, r.a., f.r.s., being a vindication of the royal commissioners appointed to consider the defences of the united kingdom... Woolwich. Printed by W. P. Jackson, [1862]. 32pp. With an engraved frontispiece and an engraved folding plate. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page; 'Monckton Milnes Esq. M.P. / with the authors compliments.' [And:] Country rifle corp. Address from a committee of yeomen residing in the neighbourhood of exeter. Exeter. William Roberts, 1859. First edition. 12pp. [And:] [Drop-head title:] The military and naval drill; with systemised gymnastics as part of a national education. [s.i.]. [s.n.], [s.d., 1859]. First edition? 4pp. [And:] On the necessity of a general arming in england, by a permanent system of organisation, analogous to that of the anglo-saxon period, when every able man was a soldier for home defence, with remarks on the militia. London. T. and W. Boone, 1859. First edition. vi, [1], 8-51pp, [1]. [And:] [PETO, Samuel Morton, Sir]. Sir Morton Peto and the defence commission. London. James Ridgway, 1862. First edition. 71pp, [1]. [And:] A JOURNEYMAN SHOEMAKER [i.e. SMITH, Alphin]. The defences of england. Nine letters. Eight letters before the affair of the "trent." One letter afterwards. London. Robert Hardwicke, 1862. First edition. 22pp. [And:] A few facts concerning naval captains, commanders, lieutenants, and mates. London. Edward Stanford, 1861. First edition. 6pp. [And:] PAKINGTON, John, Sir. State of the navy. Speech delivered in the house of commons...on introducing the navy estimates. February 25, 1859. London. Harrison, 1859. First edition. 47pp, [1]. Presentation copy, ink-stamp to head of title-page reading; 'With Sir. J. S. Pakington's compliments.' [And:] [DENMAN, Joseph]. Facts for consideration with respect to the navy. Printed for private circulation. [London]. [Woodfall and Kinder], [1857]. First edition. [2], 18pp. [And:] CROWE, J[ohn] W[illiam]. Our Army; or, penny wise and pound foolish. London. T. Hatchard, 1856. First edition. 32pp. [And:] CROWE, J[ohn] W[illiam]. A plan for an army of reserve. London. Thomas Hatchard, 1858. First edition. 16pp. [And:] J. W. C. The militia as an army of reserve. London. Thomas Hatchard, 1856. First edition. 16pp. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page; ' From the author'. [And:] HAY, John Dalrymple, Sir. The reward of loyalty. Edinburgh. Edmonston and Douglas, 1862. First edition. 8pp. [And:] The militia the proper field force for the defence of the kingdom against invasion... London. T. & W. Boone, 1859. First edition. 18, [2], 5pp, [1]. [And:] [Drop-head title:] Proposition to raise and organize a Corps of Light Horse from among the Natives of the Cape of Good Hope for Service in India. [London]. [O. F. Owers], [s.d., c.1860]. First edition? 8pp. [And:] PLAYFAIR, A. W. A letter from a volunteer of 1806 to the volunteers of 1860, with suggestions of the defence of england, her weakness and her strength. Montreal. Printed by John Lovell, 1860. First edition. 30pp. [And:] BAGEHOT, Walter. Count your enemies and economise your expenditure. London. James Ridgway, 1862. First edition. 27pp, [1]. [And:] MONITOR. The increase of national defence and reduction of taxes. London. Effingham Wilson, [1862]. 32pp. [And:] BAKER, Valentine, Lieut.-Colonel. Our national defences, practically considered. London. Chapman and Hall, 1860. Second edition. 28pp. [And:] LEATHAM, E[dward] A[dam]. Retrenchment: is it possible and expedient? London. W. H. Smith and Son, 1863. First edition. 46pp. Vol. II [BRIGADE OF GUARDS]. A memorial to the queen's most excellent majesty. [London]. [Printed by W. Clowes and Sons], [1855]. First edition. [2], 3, [2]-iv, 65pp, [1]. [Bound with:] HOME, F. Statement, &c., addressed to his royal highness prince albert and all other officers of the guards. Printed for the Author, 1854. [2], 53pp, [1]. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page; 'R. M. Milnes Esq. M.P. L. L. L. / from his (?) F. Home'. [And:] GARDINER, Robert, General Sir. Is england a military nation or not? A consideration respectfully addressed to the members of the house of commons. London. Byfield, Hawksworth, & Co., 1857. First edition. 31pp, [1]. [And:] GARDINER, Robert, General Sir. Question of legislative military responsibility: a consideration respectfully addressed to the honourable the members of the house of commons. London. Byfield, Hawksworth, & Co., 1857. First edition. 34pp. [And:] GARDINER, Robert, General Sir. Comments on the question of legislative military responsibility: respectfully addressed to the honourable the members of the house of commons. London. Byfield, Hawksworth, & Co., 1858. First edition. 34pp. [And:] GARDINER, Robert, General Sir. Considerations on the military organization of the british army... London. Byfield, Hawksworth, and Co., 1858. First edition. 32pp. [And:] GARDINER, Robert, General Sir. The position of the royal artillery of the british army, considered comparatively with that of the other arms of the service... London. Byfield, Hawksworth, and Co., 1858. First edition. 70pp. [And:] GARDINER, Robert, General Sir. Categorical minute on the motion of the house of commons, for enquiry into the effects of the military changes in the ordnance department... London. Byfield, Hawksworth, & Co., 1859. First edition. 121pp, [1]. [And:] [MONTAGU, Andrew Fountayne Wilson]. Replies to passages in the lately published diary of general sir c. napier, affecting lieutenant-general sir r. england, g. c .b. [London]. [Printed by B. D. Cousins], [s.d., c.1860]. iv, 32pp. Occasional manuscript annotations. [And:] KIRWAN, Charles J. Notes on dispatch of troops by sea. Calcutta. Thacker, Spink and Co., 1859. First edition. [4], iii, [1], ii, [1], 6-61pp, [1], xx. 8vo. Two volumes bound in contemporary red half-morocco, brown buckram boards, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Armorial bookplates of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to both FEPs, occasional light creasing/spotting/dust-soiling, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 2,500.00
THE EARL [PEMBROKE, George Robert Charles Herbert, Earl of] AND THE DOCTOR [KINGSLEY, George Henry]. South sea bubbles. Richard Bentley and Son. 1872. Fifth edition.
[6], 312pp. [Bound with:] [PEMBROKE, George Robert Charles Herbert, Earl of]. Roots, a plea for tolerance. London. Richard Bentley and Son, 1873. First edition in book form. viii, 178pp, [2]. With half-title. 8vo. Contemporary half-calf, maroon cloth boards, contrasting red morocco lettering pieces, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Armorial bookplate of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEP. With two single leaf autograph letters signed by the Earl of Pembroke, the first tipped-in to recto of the front blank fly-leaf, the second to the recto of the half-title of the second bound work. Recently dispersed from the library of West Horsley Hall.
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£ 250.00
MIDDLETON, Charles S.. Shelley and his writings. Thomas Cautley Newby. 1858. First edition.
In two volumes. xv, [1], 325; x, 358pp. With a folding plate depicting a facsimile of Shelley's handwriting and a tipped-in errata slip to Vol. 1, and an 8pp publisher's advertisement catalogue to the rear of each volume. Largely unopened in original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed and marked, spines sunned. Later armorial bookplates of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEPs, lightly spotted/creased. Recently dispersed from the library of West Horsley Hall.
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£ 250.00
DRINKWATER, John. Rupert Brooke: an essay. Printed for the Author at the Chiswick Press. 1916. First edition.
Limited edition, number 11 of 115 copies printed. 22pp, [2]. With half-title. Title in red and black. Original publisher's blue paper boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. A trifle rubbed, spine sunned. Very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 125.00