Recent Acquisitions

[POLITICS]. [A sammelband of pamphlets and articles by H.O. Arnold-Forster]. [1884-1886].
8vo and quarto. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Very occasional light spotting, inked ownership inscription of H. O. Arnold-Forster to FEP.
Price
£ 650.00
POCOCK, I[saac]. Rob Roy Macgregor; or, auld lang syne! A musical drama, in three acts. Founded on the popular novel of rob roy. First performed at the Theatre-Royal, Covent-Garden, thursday, march 12, 1818. Printed for John Miller. 1818. Second edition.
[2], 80pp. [Bound after:] MATURIN, Rev. R[obert] C[harles]. Bertram; or, the castle of st. aldobrand; a tragedy, in five acts. London. Printed for John Murray, 1816. Fourth edition. [10], 82pp, [4]. With a half-title and two terminal publisher's advertisement leaves. [And:] COLERIDGE, S[amuel] T[aylor]. A tragedy, in five acts. London. Printed for W. Pope, 1813. Second edition. vi, [4], 78pp. [And:] SHEIL, Richard. The apostate, a tragedy, in five acts... London. John Murray, 1817. First edition. x, 83pp, [7]. [Bound before:] TERRY, Daniel. Guy Mannering; or, the gipsey's prophecy: a musical play, in three acts... London. Printed for John Miller, 1818. Fourth edition. 60pp. [And:] MORTON, Thomas. Columbus: or, a world discovered. An historical play... London. Printed for W. Miller, 1792. Second edition. [6], 66pp, [2]. Without half-title of terminal errata leaf. ESTC T56471. [And:] LEIGH, Richard. Where to find a friend. A comedy... London. Printed for Whittingham and Arliss, 1815. First edition. [2], 96pp. [And:] The King and the Duke; or, which is which? A farce... London. Printed for John Miller, 1814. First edition. [3], 6-44pp. Without half-title. [And:] POCOCK, I[saac]. John of paris; a comic opera... London. Printed for John Miller, 1814. First edition. [3], 6-45pp, [1]. Without half-title. With an hand-coloured engraved frontispiece. Unrecorded. [And:] DIBDIN, Thomas. Past ten o'clock, and a rainy night. A farce... London. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1815. First edition. [4], 40pp. 8vo. Contemporary red half-morocco, marbled boards, spine richly gilt. Extremities lightly rubbed. Occasional inked ownership inscriptions/annotations to title-pages, naive paper repairs to title-page of fifth bound work, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 350.00
COALE, Josiah. The books And Divers epistles Of the Faithful servant of the lord Josiah Coale; Collected and Published, as it was desired by him the Day of his departure out of the Life. [s.n.], Printed in the Year 1671.
28, 33-104, 152, 269-344pp. Complete despite erratic pagination. Contemporary sheep. Extremities worn and marked, loss to head and foot of spine, splitting to upper joint, remnants of metal clasps and some surface loss to boards, worm-holes in places. Pastedowns sprung, inked ownership inscription of 'William Steevens 1809' to FEP, without FFEP, later inked ownership inscription of 'Rebeccah Steevens' to foot of title-page, leaves B2-B3 detached with chipping to edges, leaves Hhh1-Hhh2 working loose, occasional worming to margins.
Price
£ 1,500.00
LA MOTTE-FOUQUE, [Friedrich Heinrich Karl Freiherr] de. Sintram and his companions: a romance. C. and J. Ollier..and William Blackwood. 1820. First edition in English.
[4], xiv, 267pp, [1]. With half-title. Contemporary navy half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt, T.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 125.00
[FOSTER, E. M.?]. A winter in bath... By the author of two popular novels. Printed by J. G. Barnard...for B. Crosby and Co.. [1807]. First edition.
In four volumes. [4], 295, [1]; [2], 244; [4], 269, [1]; [4], 227pp, [1]. With half-titles. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red and black morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed, a trifle bumped, some splitting to joints, loss to head of spines. Inked ownership inscriptions to all FFEPs, loss to upper corners of leaves F9-10 and I9-10 of Vol. I, two gatherings of Vol. I protruding from text-block, very occasional pencilled annotations, foxed.
Price
£ 850.00
[THE KALEIDOSCOPE]. The kaleidoscope; or, literary and scientific mirror: A Weekly Publication, containing a variety of original and select articles...forming an annual volume with a copious index. Volume fifth. Printed and Published by E. Smith & Co.. 1825.
Volume five only. [2], 440pp, iv. [Bound with:] Highly-finished perspective views of the liverpool town-hall, with a ground plan of the interior. Also, a perspective view of lord nelson's monument, In the Area of the Exchange Buildings. With illustrative descriptions. Liverpool. Printed, Published, and Sold by Egerton Smith and Co., [s.d., c.1825]. [8]pp. Quarto. Contemporary burgundy half-calf, marbled boards gilt. Extremities rubbed. Occasional spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
ANACREON. Le odi di anacreonte tradotte in versi italiani da eritisco pilenejo. [Bodoni]. [1793].
[2], viii, 100pp. Contemporary richly gilt-tooled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, damp-staining to head of first gathering, else internally clean and crisp
Price
£ 200.00
MIDDLETON, Conyers. The life of m. tulius cicero. Printed for W. Baynes and Son et al.. 1823.
In two volumes. [3], vi-xxx, [1], 32-444; [2], 466pp. Without half-titles. Handsomely bound by T. H. Skelton of Southampton in contemporary gilt-tooled calf, marbled edges. A trifle rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Marbled endpapers, short closed tear to head of leaf B1, Vol. II, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 250.00
[CORBETT, Thomas]. An Account of the expedition of the British Fleet to Sicily, In the Years 1718, 1719 and 1720. under the Command of Sir George Byng... Printed for J. and R. Tonson. 1739. Third edition.
96pp. With a folding table. Recent half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Very small hole to head of F8, leaves toned.
Price
£ 200.00
ELLIOTT, S. M.. A pilgrim's visit to the land of jesus. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. 1927. First edition.
x, 115pp, [1]. With numerous monochrome photographic illustration in the text. Original publisher's tan cloth-backed pictorial paper boards, pictorial dustwrapper. Dustwrapper lightly spotted. Internally immaculate. With a loosely inserted A.L.S. dated Oct. 29th 1927, in which Elliot briefly addresses a review of the work.
Price
£ 200.00
HOMER. The whole works of homer; prince of poets, in his iliads and odysses: Translated according to the Greeke by george chapman. Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press and Published for the Press by Basil Blackwell, 1930-31.
Number 258 of 450 copies on paper (and 10 on vellum). In five volumes. With two woodcut frontispieces, woodcut-framed title-pages to Vols. I and V, and 48 full-page woodcuts by John Farleigh. Uncut and unopened in original publisher's red crushed half-morocco, cream buckram boards, lettered in gilt. Extremities lightly rubbed and a trifle marked, spines sunned. Internally immaculate. With the [4]pp publisher's prospectus loosely inserted.
Price
£ 950.00
[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
WINLOVE, Mrs.. The rise of learning, or ground-work of science. Shewing how good boys and girls By attending to the rules contained in this Book and obeying their Parents and Guardians, may acquire wisdom, riches, and honour. Published by J. Lumsden & Son, [s.d., c.1810].
47pp, [1]. Illustrated with numerous woodcuts in the text. Original publisher's printed blue paper wrappers, title in manuscript to upper cover. [Bound with:] PUZZLECAP, Peter. Gammer gurton's garland of nursery songs, and toby tickle's Collection of riddles. Glasgow. Published and Sold Wholesale, by Lumsden and Son, [s.d., c.1820]. 32pp. Illustrated with numerous woodcuts in the text. Original publisher's pink paper wrappers, title in manuscript to upper cover. [And:] Cottage tales for little people; or, the amusing repository for all good boys and girls. Glasgow. Published and Sold Wholesale, by Lumsden & Son, [s.d., c.1820]. 32pp. Illustrated with numerous woodcuts in the text. Original publisher's pink paper wrappers, title in manuscript to upper cover. [And:] The child's instructor, or Picture Alphabet. Glasgow. Published and Sold, Wholesale by Lumsden & Son, [s.d., c.1820]. [32]pp. Illustrated with numerous woodcuts in the text. Original publisher's brown paper wrappers, title in manuscript to upper cover. 32mo. Contemporary gilt-tooled green morocco. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, very occasional light marking to wrappers, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 1,250.00
CHATTERJEE, Bankim Chandra. The poison tree: A Tale of Hindu Life in Bengal. T. Fisher Unwin. 1884. First edition in English.
xiv, [2], 318pp, [32]. With half-title and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed, fore-edge foxed. Decorated endpapers, armorial bookplate of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEP, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 375.00
[THE KHALSA TRACT SOCIETY]. Bhai mahnga: or the search after truth. Published by The Chief Khalsa Diwan. 1911. First edition in English.
120pp. Early twentieth-century limp calf, lettered in gilt, original publisher's printed drab paper wrappers bound-in. Extremities sunned and lightly rubbed. Armorial bookplate of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEP, internally clean and crisp, a near fine copy. Presentation copy; inscribed to front blank fly-leaf; 'Presented to / the Right Hon'ble Lord Crewe / H.I.M. Secretary of State / for India / with / their respectful regards / by / The Chief Khalsa Diwan / Coronation Durbar / Delhi / 1911'.
Price
£ 375.00
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
HOARE, Sir Samuel. CHELSEA GROUP OF THE INDIA DEFENCE LEAGUE. India. [s.n.]. [1935]. First edition.
[8]pp. Stapled, as issued. Creased and foxed.
Price
£ 250.00
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
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