Recent Acquisitions

TOWNSHEND, Thomas. Poems. Printed by T. Bensley, for E. and S. Harding. 1796. First edition.
vii, [1], 112pp. With an engraved plate, and numerous engraved head- and tail-pieces. Handsomely bound in contemporary red morocco, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt, A.E.G. Rubbed, some wear to lower board, lightly marked. Marbled endpapers, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
LEE, Henry. Poetic impressions. A Pocket Book, with scraps and memorandums. Including the Washing Day, Ironing Day; Brewing Day; Quarter Day; And Saturday. Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones. 1817. First edition.
[2], x, 187pp, [1]. With half-title. Uncut in original publisher's paper boards, recently rebacked in brown paper. Slight tear to head of spine, a trifle marked. Lightly foxed and dust-soiled, overall internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page; 'With the author's compts. to / Mr. Gould Read'.
Price
£ 300.00
[SOUTH SEA BUBBLE]. The south sea bubble, and the Numerous Fraudulent Projects to which it gave rise in 1720, historically detailed as a beacon to the unwary against modern schemes (enumerated in an appendix) equally visionary and nefarious. For Thomas Boys. 1825. Second edition, with additions.
180pp. With engraved frontispiece and extra-engraved title, both depicting contemporary images relating to the Bubble. Uncut, in original publisher's attractive printed boards. Rubbed and a trifle marked, with loss to head of spine. FFEP torn away. Armorial bookplate of James Whatman to FEP.
Price
£ 950.00
[PUBLISHER'S PROSPECTUS]. A. G. Prys-Jones. A memory of t. e. lawrence: with a portrait engraving by anthony christmas. The Hermit Press. [1997]. First edition.
4pp. Stitched in original publisher's tan paper wrappers, lettered in black. A very fine copy with only the very slightest of wear to extremities.
Price
£ 30.00
DUVAL, Elizabeth W.. T. E. Lawrence: A bibliography. Arrow Editions [The Spiral Press]. [1938]. First edition, limited to 500 copies.
[2], 95pp, [1]. With half-title. Original publisher's canvas-backed blue-black paper boards, lettered in black, glassine wrapper, housed in original publisher's brown card slipcase. A very fine copy. Slipcase a trifle marked and sunned, some splitting to joints, loss to foot.
Price
£ 150.00
JERNINGHAM, Mr. [Edward]. Poems on various subjects. Viz. The nunnery, The magdalens, The nun, ruins of an abbey, yarico to inkle, il latte, fugitive pieces. Printed for J. Robson. 1767. First edition.
[4], 119pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Some rubbing, slight loss to head of spine. Ink ownership inscription to FFEP; 'Ellen Hester Mary Edwards / 1777', very occasional light browning.
Price
£ 150.00
BAKER, Henry. Medulla poetarum romanorum: or, the Most Beautiful and Instructive passages of the roman poets... Printed for D. Midwinter et al.. 1737. First edition.
In two volumes. [12], 555, [1]; [2], 545pp, [11]. Parallel English and Latin text. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Extremities rubbed, slightest of marking, chipping to lettering-pieces. Loss to bottom corner of Z, Vol. I - just clipping catch-word, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
[AUCTION CATALOGUE]. In Chancery. In the matter of henry turner, a lunatic. Particulars of stock and effects, consisting of bar iron, scrap iron, cast iron, tools, charcoal, cordwood, coke, fire bricks, boats, &c. &c. at the iron works, at wilden, in the county of worcester, the property of the said henry turner, To be Sold, pursuant to the order of the lord high chancellor... Shaw & Sons, [s.d., c.1840]. First edition.
7pp, [1]. Stitched, as issued. A trifle creased, dust-soiled, and spotted.
Price
£ 125.00
[GORE, Miss]. [MARCAILHOU, G.]. [Indiana. A story suggested by Marcialhou's "Indiana Waltz"]. Cowell's Anastatic Press. [c.1860]. First edition.
[8]ff. Drophead title. With eight lithographic plates (one of which photographically lithographed?), each with detailing added in pen and ink, some with additional wash, as issued. Original blind-stamped mauve cloth, titled in gilt to upper board. Rubbed and lightly marked, with tears to spine, some loss at head. Occasional spotting to text and plates. Ink inscription, dated 1889, of 'J.E.P. Fitzgerald', noting that 'This Book belonged to Lady Jane Bourchier' alongside an attribution of authorship, to verso of FFEP.
Price
£ 850.00
MUNDY, Lieut.-General [Godfrey Basil]. The life of rodney. Printed for James Carpenter and Son. 1836. New edition.
xvi, 283pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece, extra-illustrated with two engraved plates. Contemporary gilt-tooled black morocco, A.E.G. Rubbed. Silk endpapers, armorial plate depicting Rodney's coat-of-arms pasted to head of p.1, engraved portrait of Captain Bazeley pasted to foot of p.89, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
FITZGERALD, [Charles Cooper] Penrose. Memories to the sea. Edward Arnold. 1913. First edition.
viii, 328, 16pp. With half-title, a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue, a frontispiece and seven plates. Original publisher's navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Armorial bookplate to FEP of 'Geoffrey Ronald Codrington', foxed throughout. An association copy, with the pencil inscription to FEP of 'R.U. Penrose Fitzgerald', being Robert Uniacke Penrose Fitzgerald, perhaps either the author's first son or his brother of the same name.
Price
£ 75.00
FITZGERALD, C[harles] C[ooper] Penrose. From sail to steam: naval recollections, 1878-1905. Edward Arnold. 1916. First edition.
xi, [1], 303, [1], 12pp. With half-title, a terminal publisher's catalogue, a photographic portrait frontispiece and 15 plates. Original publisher's blind-stamped navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Slightest of rubbing and bumping to extremities. Armorial bookplate of 'Geoffrey Ronald Codrington' to FEP, foxed throughout. An association copy, inscribed to FEP 'J.E.U.P. Fitzgerald / 1916', that is John Uniacke Penrose Fitzgerald, the author's second son.
Price
£ 75.00
SMITHERS, Henry. Liverpool, its commerce, statistics, and institutions; with a history of the cotton trade. Printed by Thos. Kaye. 1825. First edition.
[8], viii, 461pp, [1], iii, [1]. With half-title, and two leaves of plates. Extra illustrated with 46 tipped-in engraved plates, several further plates and newspaper clippings loosely inserted. Contemporary [original?] drab paper boards, rebacked and recornered in late nineteenth-century tan calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. A trifle rubbed, some surface loss to boards. Ink ownership inscription to FEP; 'R. R. Made-King / 1894', engraved folding map of the city dated 1829 pasted to FFEP - split along folds into three sections, two of which now loosely inserted, manuscript contents to front blank fly-leaf detailing the insertion of 28 plates from Troughton publication circa 1810 [The History of Liverpool?], repaired tear to half-title, occasional light spotting, browning, and offsetting, foxing to plates.
Price
£ 350.00
MASON, George. The life of richard earl howe. Printed by C. Roworth, for John White et al.. 1803. First edition.
[4], 111pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, recently rebacked with scorched remnants of richly gilt spine and contrasting morocco lettering-piece laid-on. Boards a trifle rubbed and marked. Recent blank endpapers, slightest of spotting to title-page, else internally clean and crisp. From the family library of Admiral Sir Edward Codrington, with his armorial bookplate to front pastedown.
Price
£ 350.00
MILL, John Stuart. Dissertations and discussions political, philosophical, and historical. John W. Parker and Son. 1859. First edition.
In two volumes. vi, [2], 474, 6; [4], 563pp, [1]. With a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue to Vol. I. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Slightest of rubbing, some loss to head and foot of spines, board edges a trifle bumped. Marginal loss to B and B2 of Vol. II, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
MILL, John Stuart. A system of logic ratiocinative and inductive: being a connected view of the principles of evidence and the methods of scientific investigation. Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer. 1875. Ninth edition.
In two volumes. xx, 563, [1]; xv, [1], 557pp, [3]. With half-titles and a terminal advertisement leaf to Vol. II. Original publisher's green buckram, printed paper lettering-pieces. Slightest of rubbing, chipping to lettering-pieces. Remnants of book labels to FEPs, hinges reinforced with brown paper, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
UEBERWEG, Friedrich. System of logic and history of logical doctrines. Longmans, Green, and Co.. 1871. First edition in English.
xx, 590pp. With half-title and 24pp terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's maroon buckram boards, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, sunned, some spots of marking. Ink ownership inscriptions to FFEP and half-title, Lightly foxed, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
HODGKIN, John. A companion to hodgkin's introduction to writing and grammar; intended To save the Time of Teachers, and to assist Parents in examining the Progress of their Children in these branches of Education. Printed for Harvey and Darton, 1827-8.. Second edition.
In two parts, in two volumes. 23pp, [1]; viii, 70pp, [2]. With terminal advertisement leaf. Original publisher's grey paper wrappers. Slightly rubbed at spine, upper joint of the second volume partially torn.
Price
£ 375.00
DYKES, [Oswald]. The Royal Marriage. King lemuels's Lesson of 1. Chastity, 2. Temperance, 3. Charity, 4. Justice, 5. Education, 6. Industry, 7. Frugality, 8. Religion, 9. Marriage, &c. Practically Paraphras'd; with Remarks, Moral and Religious, upon the Virtues and Vices of Wedlock. Printed for the Author; And Sold by P. Mcigham et al.. 1722. First edition.
xxiii, [1], 368pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary speckled calf, later rebacked, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, bookplate of 'Robert J. Hayhurst' to FEP, title-page lightly browned, naive clear tape repairs to worm-trail at upper margins of final three gatherings - clipping running-title at times, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
GORDON, Pryse L[ockhart]. Belgium and holland; with a sketch of the revolution in the year 1830. Smith, Elder, & Co,. 1834. First edition.
In two volumes. xii, 271, [1]; iv, 275pp. With a lithographic frontispiece to each volume, and a further four lithographic plates. In original publisher's decorated green cloth boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. Extremities a trifle marked and bumped, slight chipping to lettering-pieces. Contemporary armorial bookplates of 'Baron Northwick' to both FEPs, Lightly foxed, overall internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, ink inscription to FFEP of Vol. I; 'To the Right Honorable / Lord Northwick / from the author / 1st January 1840 / Cheltenham. / Con / "Gratitudine Amicitzia [sic] / ed Recordanza." / Pryse L. Gordon'.
Price
£ 325.00