Recent Acquisitions

[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
SIMON, Sir John [Allsebrook]. The constitution of india. [Ernest Benn]. [1930]. First edition.
26pp, [2]. With half-title. Stitched, as issued, in original publisher's drab printed paper wrappers. Extremities a trifle sunned and creased. Internally immaculate, a near fine copy. Publisher's advertisement slip loosely inserted. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of upper panel; 'Crewe / from J. S.'.
Price
£ 250.00
ROONEY, Joseph A.. In ladybird's garden. [Tipografia Domenicana]. [1915]. First edition.
[36pp]. Original publisher's printed limp drab linen, lettered in red. Extremities lightly rubbed, text-block detached from binding, contemporary bookplate of Arthur Lloyd Taylor to FEP, neat ink annotation to foot of penultimate page, else clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
THE AUTHOR OF "BRIGHTON". Margate: a humorous poem. William Kidd. 1831. First edition.
36pp. With a wood-engraved frontispiece, six full-page wood-engravings in the text, and two wood-engraved vignettes from designs by Robert Cruikshank. Original publisher's yellow printed paper wrappers. Lightly dust-soiled, chipping to spine. Very occasional spotting.
Price
£ 50.00
LOUVET DE COUVRAY, Jean-Baptiste. Quelques notices pour l'histoire, et le recit de mes perils depuis le 31 mai, 1793. Chez J.-B. Louvet...Chez J. Johnson. [1794].
ix, [10]-296pp. Uncut in original publisher's blue paper wrappers. Extremities lightly dust-soiled/creased, loss to head and foot of spine. Neat contemporary ink correction to price, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
RUSSELL, Richard. A dissertation concerning the use of sea water In Diseases of the glands, &c. to which is added An epistolary dissertation To R. Frewin, M. D.. Printed at the Theatre: and Sold by James Fletcher...and J. and J. Rivington. 1753. First edition.
[2], xv, [1], 398pp, [2]. With an initial imprimatur leaf, a terminal corrigenda leaf, and seven engraved plates. Recent half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Rubbed. Internally clean and crisp. From the library of British physiologist John Yudkin (1910-1995), with his bookplate to FEP.
Price
£ 375.00
[MADAME TUSSAUD AND SONS]. Biographical and Descriptive Sketches of the distinguished characters which compose the unrivalled exhibition and historical gallery of madame tussaud and sons. Printed for G. Cole, by W. S. Johnson & Co.. 1864.
6, 32, 7-12pp. Wrappers and advertisements included in pagination. Original publisher's printed salmon wrappers. A trifle creased, marked, and spotted.
Price
£ 250.00
SCOTT, Sir Walter. Peveril du pic, par sir walter scott; traduit de l'anglais par le traducteur des romans historiques de sir walter scott. A la librarie de Charles Gosselin. 1823. First French edition.
In five volumes. Contemporary half-vellum, green paper boards, manuscript lettering-pieces. Extremities rubbed and discoloured. Contemporary inked ownership inscriptions to recto of all FFEPs, loss to lower corners of two leaves of Vol. I, one of Vols. II and III respectively, and two of Vol. IV - just clipping text in some instances, Vol. V partially misbound, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 150.00
[GILPIN, John]. [COWPER, William - Adaptations]. The life of John Gilpin, taken From divers Manuscripts in the Possession of the Family, and now published, for the first Time, by their Permission, for the Gratification of the Public Curiousity, respecting so extraordinary a Character... Printed for Messrs. Burnet, White, Burton, H. Whitestone, Byrne, Cash, M'Donnel, and Marchbank. 1785. First Dublin edition.
viii, 144pp. Contemporary tree-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed and marked, later sympathetic repairs to upper joint, short split to foot of lower joint. Inscriptions of George Gore, along with other pen-trials, to blank fly-leaves and dedication leaf, some marginal worming at end.
Price
£ 750.00
[EPIGRAMS]. New joe miller; or, the tickler, containing five hundred good things, many of which are original, and the others selected from the best authors. Printed [by S. Gosnell] for James Ridgway. 1800. First edition.
[4], 212pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities worn, joints split, loss to head and foot of spine, some surface loss to boards. Late nineteenth-century inked ownership inscription and twentieth-century newspaper clipping to FEP, without front free-endpaper, offsetting to title-page, occasional loss/chipping to upper margins.
Price
£ 250.00
KER, John Bellenden. An essay on the archaiology of popular english phrases and nursery rhymes. Fletcher and Son. 1834. First edition.
viii, 163pp, [1]. With a half-title. Original publisher's brown buckram boards, later naively rebacked preserving original publisher's printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed, splitting to joints. Occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 200.00
WESTGARTH, William. Victoria and the australian gold mines in 1857; with notes on the overland route from australia, via suez. Smith, Elder, and Co.. 1857. First edition.
xvi, 466, [2], 16pp. With three engraved maps (two folding), and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Light offsetting, else internally immaculate, a fine copy. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'With the author's compliments'.
Price
£ 375.00
DAVY, Humphry. Elements of agricultural chemistry, in a course of lectures for the board of agriculture. Printed by W. Bulmer and Co....For Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. 1813. First edition.
[8], 323pp, [1], lxiii, [5]. With an engraved frontispiece and a further five engraved plates. Contemporary gilt-tooled diced calf, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 500.00
SALLUST. C. sallustii crispi Quae extant. In usum serenissimi galliarum delphini, diligenter recensuit, & Notulas addidit daniel crispinus. Apud Fredericum Leonard Typographum Regis, Serenissimi Delphini, & Cleri Gallicani. 1674.
[30], 234pp, [126]. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary gilt-tooled speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed and a trifle marked, slight splitting to lower joint. Very occasional pen-trials/short tears to margins, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
COLLINS, Samuel. Increpatio Andreae Eudaemono-johannis jesuitae, de infami parallelo, et, renovata assertio torturae torti, Pro Clarissimo Domino atque Antistite Eliensi. Excudebat Cantrellus Legge. 1612. First edition.
[14], 442pp. Without initial and terminal blank leaves. Recent panelled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Deleted inked ownership inscription to title-page, very occasional chipping to margins, worm-trail of gutter margins of several gatherings, damp-staining to latter half of text-block.
Price
£ 300.00
CARROLL, William Henry. A copious practical index to the several statutes enacted in the 33d, 35th, 37th, part of the 40th, 43d, 45th, 51st, and 57th years of king george III for the regulation of contested elections in ireland, as far as relate to the elections of members to serve in the imperial parliament for counties and cities only. Printed by George Grierson and John Rowe Power. 1818. Second edition.
254pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed, slight loss to lettering-piece. Very occasional slight marginal chipping, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 375.00