Recent Acquisitions

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
[GLENCOE]. The Massacre of Glenco, being a true narrative of the barbarous murther of the glenco-men, in the highlands of scotland, by way of military execution, on the 13th of feb. 1692...Faithfully Extracted from the Records of Parliament, and Published for undeceiving those who have been imposed upon by false Accounts. Re-printed for D. Webster. 1818.
52pp. Recent tan paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities a trifle marked. Recent bookplate of Alan Kirk to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
DIDEROT, Denis. D'ALEMBERT, Denis. Select essays from the encyclopedy, being the most curious, entertaining, and instructive parts of that very extensive work, written by Mallet, Diderot, D'Alembert, and Others, the Most Celebrated Writers of the Age. Printed for Samuel Leacroft. 1772. First edition.
[4], iv, [2], 372pp. With half-title. Nineteenth-century maroon roan, gilt, titled to upper board. Marbled endpapers, with the later book-label of 'Iain J.A.S. Woolley' to FEP, pencilled inscription of the same owner to blank fly-leaf. Slightly rubbed, a little chipped to joints at head of spine. Marginal paper flaw to F1.
Price
£ 750.00
CONRAD, Joseph. HUEFFER, Ford Maddox. The nature of a crime. Duckworth & Co.. 1924. First edition.
119pp. [1]. With a half-title. Publisher's announcement of Hueffer's forthcoming Joseph Conrad; a personal remembrance loosely inserted. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. Endpapers a trifle browned, dustwrapper ever so slightly dust-soiled, a fine copy.
Price
£ 100.00
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
[HAMMOND, Henry]. A view of the new directory and a vindication of the ancient liturgy Of the Church of england; In Answer to the Reasons pretended in the Ordinance and Preface, for the abolishing the one, and establishing the other. Printed by Leonard Lichfield. 1645. First edition.
[8], 112pp. Recent half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt, housed in custom marbled paper slipcase. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Leaves browned, damp-staining to lower corners, very small paper repair to upper corner of title page.
Price
£ 275.00
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
[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
[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
CASTLEREAGH, Robert Stewart, Viscount. Substance of a second speech of the marquis of londonderry...on the subject of the agricultural distress of the country, and the financial and other measures proposed for its relief... Printed for John Hatchard and Son. 1822. First edition.
78pp, [2]. With half-title and a terminal advertisement leaf. Unopened, stitched, as issued. Creased, lightly spotted, dust-soiling to margins. Author's own copy, from the recently dispersed library of Newbattle Abbey - though not identified as such.
Price
£ 200.00
CHAUMEREIX, Jean-Hugues Duroy de. Narrative of m. de chaumereix, who escaped from the massacres of aurai and vannes, after the expedition of quiberon, with observations on the public opinion in brittany. To which is added a prospectus for pasigraphy, or, first elements of the art of printing and writing in a language to be understood in all language without translation. From the printing-office of T. Baylis. 1795. First edition.
[2], 46, 4pp. Stitched, as issued. Very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 750.00
[BROUGHAM AND VAUX, Henry Brougham, Baron]. Observations on Mr. brougham's bill "for better providing the means of education for his majesty's subjects;" shewing it's inadequacy to the end proposed, and the danger which will arise from it to the causes of religious liberty. Printed by T. Bensley. 1821. First edition.
30pp, [2]. With half-title. Stitched, as issued. Lightly creased, spotted, and dust-soiled.
Price
£ 75.00
AESCHYLUS. The tragedies of aeschylus translated. By r. potter. Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell. 1779. Second edition, corrected, with notes.
In two volumes. [6], lxvi, [20], 254; [4], 383pp, [1]. With half-titles and a list of subscribers. Contemporary speckled calf. Contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Lightly rubbed, slight splitting to joints of Vol. II. Loss to FFEP of Vol. II, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 250.00