Recent Acquisitions

MIVART, St. George. Contemporary Evolution. An essay on some recent social changes. Henry S. King & Co.. 1876. First edition.
[8], 254pp. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, split to head of upper joint. Decorated endpapers, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
MIVART, St. George. On the genesis of species. Macmillan & Co.. 1871. First edition.
xv, [1], 296pp. With a half-title and numerous engraved illustrations in the text. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed and marked, slight chipping to head and foot of spine. Residue from removed bookplate to FEP, contemporary inked ownership to recto of half-title - later deleted with coloured pencil, inked private library shelf number to title-page, a trifle toned.
Price
£ 450.00
PRICHARD, James Cowles. The natural history of man; comprising inquiries into the modifying influence of physical and moral agencies on the different tribes of the human family. H. Bailliere. 1855. Fourth edition, edited and enlarged by Edwin Norris.
In two volumes. xxiv, 343pp, [1]; vii, [1], 344-720pp. With half-titles, 60 steel-engraved coloured plates, and 100 wood-engravings in the text. Recent calf-backed marbled paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Maroon cloth of upper boards of original publisher's binding pasted to both FEPs, internally clean and crisp. Loosely inserted; a 4pp article reprinted from 'Man' (1949, 162-163) concerning Prichard's life and works, and a typed note reading 'The magnificent coloured illustrations from the NATURAL HISTORY OF MAN, have been listed occasionally in booksellers catalogues at prices betwee (sic.) $75 and $100. That anyone should descerate (sic.) this work in such a venal manner is a sad commentary on Homo sap. A.M.' - both of which signed in ink by British-American anthropologist Ashley Montagu (1905-1999).
Price
£ 300.00
MALTHUS, T[homas] R[obert]. An essay on the principle of population; or, a view of its past and present effects on human happiness; with an inquiry into our prospects respecting the future removal or mitigation of the evils which it occasions. Printed for J. Johnson...by T. Bensley. 1807. Fourth edition.
In two volumes. [3], vi-xvi, 580; [3], vi-vii, [1], 484pp, [60]. Without half-titles. Recent calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. A trifle rubbed. Ink-stamps of the Hastings Corporation Reference Library to both titles and recto of leaf A3 of both Vols., ink-stamp of the East Sussex County Library to verso of Vol. I title-page, very occasional slight chipping to margins, damp-staining to initial four gatherings of Vol. I, foxed.
Price
£ 500.00
WELLS, William Charles. Two essays: one upon single vision with two eyes; the other on dew. A letter to the right hon. lloyd, lord kenyon and an account of a female of the white race of mankind, part of whose skin resembles that of a negro; with some observations on the causes of the differences in colour and form between the white and negro races of men. Printed for Archibald Constable and Co.. 1818. First collected edition.
[2], lxxiv, [2], 439pp, [1]. With a half-title. Recent green morocco-backed marbled paper boards, gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Twentieth-century inked ownership inscription to FEP, slight loss to lower corner of leaf U3, later advertisement leaf of medical works sold by John Carfrae & Son bound to front.
Price
£ 450.00
DARWIN, Charles. Geological observations on the volcanic islands and parts of south america visited during the voyage of h.m.s. 'beagle'. Smith, Elder, & Co.. 1891. Third edition.
xiii, [1], 647pp, [1]. With half-title, two folding maps and five folding plates. Unopened in original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Very occasional light spotting, short tear to one map, chipping to final leaf. A very good copy.
Price
£ 750.00
RICKETTS, Charles. Pages on art. Constable and Company Ltd.. 1913. First edition.
viii, 265pp, [1]. With a half-title and a photogravure portrait frontispiece. Original publisher's green cloth, tooled in gilt and white, printed paper dustwrapper. Light shelf-wear to extremities, some chipping to dustwrapper edges. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
[WHISTLER, James McNeill]. Mr. whistler's "ten o'clock". [Chatto and Windus]. 1888. First edition.
29pp, [3]. [Bound with:] WHISTLER, J. A. MacNeill. Whistler v. Ruskin: art & art critics. London. Chatto & Windus, [1878]. Sixth edition. 17pp, [1]. [And:] WHISTLER, James A. McNeill. Wilde v Whistler: an acrimonious correspondence on art between Oscar Wilde and James A McNeill Whistler. London. Privately printed, 1906. First edition. 20pp. Small quarto. Recent brown cloth-backed drab paper boards, lettered in gilt, original publisher's drab paper wrappers for all three works bound in, housed in recent custom marbled paper slipcase. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Reproduction photographs of Whistler pasted to recent blank fly-leaves, some chipping and marking to wrappers, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 450.00
[WHISTLER, James McNeill]. The gentle art making enemies: edited by Sheridan Ford. Frederick Stokes & Brother. 1890. First [pirated] edition.
[6], xi-xviii, [2], 21-256pp, [4]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Unopened in original publisher's heavy grey paper wrappers, lettered in red, recently expertly recased, housed in recent grey paper slipcase, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Slight chipping to head and foot of spine. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
[WHISTLER, James McNeill]. Eden versus whistler: the baronet & the butterfly. Louis-Henry May. [1899]. First edition.
Limited edition, number 95 of 250 copies signed by Whistler with his butterfly monogram. [28], 78pp, [6]. Uncut and unopened in original publisher's cloth-backed drab paper boards, lettered in gilt, housed in recent custom drab paper clamshell case. Lightly rubbed and marked, boards a trifle scoured. Armorial bookplate with the motto Bertodano Solo to FEP, recto of limitation leaf and verso of imprimatur leaf toned, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 450.00
WHISTLER, James McNeill. The gentle art of making enemies: as pleasingly exemplified in many instances, wherein the serious ones of this earth, carefully exasperated, have been prettily spurred on to unseemliness and indiscretion, while overcome by an undue sense of right. William Heinemann. 1890. First edition.
[16], 292pp. Original publisher's tan cloth-backed drab paper boards, lettered in gilt, housed in recent custom buckram backed marbled paper clamshell case. Rubbed and marked, some surface loss, a trifle bumped. Foxed.
Price
£ 250.00
WARREN, John Leicester, Baron de Tabley. Poems dramatic and lyrical. Elkin Mathews and John Lane. 1893.
One of 100 copies printed on Japanese vellum. xi, [1], 212pp, [2]. With an engraved frontispiece and five engraved plates by Charles Ricketts (one depicting the author's bookplate, designed by William Bell Scott). Title-page in red and black. Largely unopened in original publisher's vellum, richly tooled in gilt after a design by Ricketts - with his monogram in gilt, housed in custom cloth-backed marbled paper clam-shell case. Extremities lightly discoloured, short split to spine, boards a trifle bowed. Internally immaculate.
Price
£ 450.00
THOMPSON, Hunter S.. Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga. Random House. 1967. Fourth printing.
[8], 278pp, [2]. With a half-title. Original publisher's pictorial black cloth, lettered in red and silver, top-edge black, pictorial dustwrapper, housed in custom orange cloth clamshell case. Very slight rubbing and marking, dustwrapper price-clipped, a trifle chipped, torn, and creased at edges. Internally immaculate. Signed by the author to recto of dedication leaf; 'To Gary / HST / Hunter.'
Price
£ 625.00
MISAURUS, Philander. The honour of the gout. Or, A Rational Discourse, demonstrating, That the gout is one of the greatest Blessings which can befal Mortal Man... Printed for J. Roberts. 1720.
[2], iv, [4], 55pp, [1]. Without half-title. ESTC T94197. [Bound with:] BROWNE, Joseph. A Practical treatise of the plague, and All Pestilential Infections that have happen'd in this Island for the last Century... London. Printed for J. Wilcox, 1720. First edition. 79pp, [1]. ESTC T26142. [And:] COLBATCH, John, Sir. A scheme for Proper Methods to be taken, should it please God to visit us with the plague. London. Printed by J. Darby, 1721. First edition. [2], v-viii, 9-21pp, [1]. Without half-title. ESTC T26145. [And:] COLBATCH, John, Sir. Observations upon the scheme Lately Published. Wherein such rules are laid down, as will easily reduce it to Practice. London. Printed by J. Darby, 1721. First edition. [4], 7-38pp. Without half-title. ESTC T1196. [And:] AN ENGLISH-MAN. The best preservative against the plague. With a short account of the State of this Nation, from the Conclusion of the Grand Rebellion of oliver cromwel to the Revolution. London. Printed for J. Leminge, 1721. First edition. xii, 51pp, [1]. ESTC T112354. [And:] PYE, George. A discourse of the plague; Wherein Dr. Mead's Notions are Consider'd and Refuted. London. Printed by J. Darby, 1721. First edition. xi, [1], 75, [1]; 31pp, [1]. In two parts. ESTC T117063. [And:] A Succinct account of the plague at marseilles, Its Symptoms, and the Methods and Medicines used for Curing it... London. Printed for S. Buckley, 1721. First edition. 38pp. ESTC T54074. [And:] A brief journal Of what passed in the City of marseilles, While it was Afflicted with the plague, In the Year 1720. London. Printed for J. Roberts, 1721. First edition. [4], 68 [i.e.76]pp. ESTC T29636. [And:] PRINGLE, J[ohn]. A Rational Enquiry into the nature of the plague: drawn from Historical Remarks On those that have already happen'd... London. Printed and Sold by J. Peele, 1722 First edition. [4], 24pp. ESTC T53880. [And:] HANCOCKE, John. Febrifugum Magnum: or, common water the best cure for fevers, And probably for the plague. London. Printed for R. Halsey, 1723. Third edition. [6], 3-108pp. ESTC T26511. [And:] JURIN, James. An account of the success of Inoculating the small-pox in Great Britain, for the Year 1725. London. Printed for J. Peele, 1726. First edition. [4], 6-66pp, [2]. Without half-title. With a terminal advertisement leaf. ESTC T8321. [And:] SCHEUCHZER, John Gasper. An account of the success of Inoculating the Small-Pox in Great Britain, for the Years 1727 and 1728... London. Printed for J. Peele, 1729. First edition. [2], 5-63pp, [1]. Without half-title. ESTC T18699.
Price
£ 2,000.00
SAMAIN, Albert. Symphonie heroique. Librarie des Amateurs, A. Ferroud - F. Ferroud, Successeur. 1908.
Limited edition of 250 copies, of which this is number 205. 87pp, [1]. With a half-title, an engraved frontispiece, and several engraved vignettes by Charles Chessa. Attractively bound by P. Affolter in contemporary gilt-tooled tan crushed morocco, marbled boards, T.E.G., original publisher's powder blue paper wrappers bound-in. Very slight shelf-wear to extremities. Marbled endpapers, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 150.00
SAMAIN, Albert. Le chariot d'or. Librarie des Amateurs, A. Ferroud - F. Ferroud, Successeur. 1907.
Limited edition of 250 copies, of which this is number 230. 146pp. With a half-title, an engraved frontispiece, and several engraved vignettes by Charles Chessa. Attractively bound by P. Affolter in contemporary gilt-tooled tan crushed morocco, marbled boards, T.E.G. Very slight shelf-wear to extremities. Marbled endpapers, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 150.00
[EDINBURGH]. An historical sketch of the municipal constitution of the city of edinburgh; including the set of the burgh as established in 1583, and amended in 1730; with the acts of parliament and council relating thereto...To which is added, an historical account of the blue blanket, or the craftsmen's banner; containing the fundamental principles of the good town. - By alex. pennecuik. John Anderson et al.. 1826. First edition.
lxxx, [2], 178pp. With an engraved frontispiece, eight engraved plates depicting the arms of the Edinburgh corporations, and 11 tables/lists (nine of which folding). Handsomely bound in near contemporary richly gilt-tooled black morocco, gilt armorial devices of the City of Edinburgh to boards, later expertly rebacked to style with contemporary spine panel laid-on, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Near contemporary inked ownership inscription to head of title, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
[GOLDSMITH, Oliver]. The life of richard nash, Esq; late Master of the Ceremonies at Bath. Extracted principally from His original papers. Printed for J. Newbery et al.. 1762. Second edition.
viii, 237pp, [3]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Nineteenth-century half-calf, marbled boards, gilt. A trifle rubbed. Early twentieth-century inked inscription to recto of FFEP, inked annotation to head of title-page, slight loss to foot of B1, foxed.
Price
£ 100.00
BUTLER, Samuel. Hudibras, in three parts; Written in the Time of the late wars: Corrected and Amended. With large annotations, and a preface, by zachary grey, LL.D. Printed for C. Hitch et al.. 1764. Second edition.
In two volumes. [2], xiv, xxxvi, 424, [16]; [2], 446pp, [24]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I, and a further 16 engraved plates. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled speckled calf, contrasting red and green morocco lettering-pieces. Extremities rubbed, slight loss to head and foot of both spines. Contemporary armorial bookplates of T. Preston to both FEPs, loss to blank RFEP of Vol. II, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 175.00
LAWRENCE, T. E.. Oriental assembly. E. P. Dutton & Co. Inc.. 1940. First American edition.
xii, [2], 291pp, [1]. With a half-title. Profusely illustrated with monochrome photographs by the author (many previously unpublished), facsimiles of pages of the author's diary, and a line-drawn map. Original publisher's red buckram, lettered in gilt, dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a trifle discoloured. Internally immaculate. A near fine copy.
Price
£ 125.00