Recent Acquisitions

BERKELEY, George. Siris: A Chain of Philosophical Reflexions and inquiries Concerning the Virtues of tar water, And divers other Subjects connected together and arising one from another. Re-printed For W. Innys, and C. Hitch...and C. Davis. 1744. Second edition, improved and correct by the author.
174pp, [2]. Recent sheep-backed marbled paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed, spine sunned. Recent book-label of John Stephens to FEP, inked ownership inscription of 'Danvers Osborm 1744' to head of title-page, with very occasional annotations in his hand, slight loss to upper corner of leaf O1.
Price
£ 450.00
BANKS, John. An epitome of a Course of Lectures on natural and experimental philosophy. Printed by W. Pennington. 1775. First edition.
126pp. Later green cloth, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed and marked, chipping to lettering-piece. Occasional spotting, loss to head of title - clipping text, inked annotation to foot: 'This Mr. John Banks / was my father's cousin / J.W.B.'
Price
£ 750.00
BROWN, Thomas, Captain. The conchologist's text-book, embracing the arrangements of lamarck and linnaeus, with a glossary of technical terms. Archibald Fullarton & Co.. 1835. Third edition.
x, [1], 12-180pp. With a half-title and 19 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting brown morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Rubbed, slight split to head of upper joint. Later inked gift inscription to recto of FFEP; 'Gunora W. Hamilton / from Sir Charles Hamilton / April 2nd 1863', internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
[ROYAL NAVY]. Review of the fleet by his majesty the king at spithead, 24th June 1911. List of ships. [s.n.]. [1911]. First edition.
14pp. With a engraved coloured folding chart at scale [1:26,500] depicting the position of the fleet at Spithead on 24th June 1911. Stitched with navy blue cloth in original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Light spotting, paper repair to verso of final leaf - not touching text.
Price
£ 175.00
[DEFOE, Daniel]. The great law of Subordination consider'd; Or, The Insolence and Unsufferable Behaviour of servants in England duly enquir'd into... Sold by S. Harding et al.. 1724. First edition.
[2], ii, 302pp, [1]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary panelled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities heavily rubbed, some surface loss to boards. Armorial bookplate of Thomas Mingaye Golding to FEP, without front and rear free-endpapers, very occasional chipping to margins, two quires (those signed 'N' and 'O') working loose and protruding from the text-block.
Price
£ 750.00
DEARDEN, William. The star-seer: a poem, In Five Cantos. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman. 1837. First edition.
[5], x-xv, [1], 173pp, [1]. With a half-title. Original publisher's drab cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities heavily marked and sunned. Recent book-label of J. O. Edwards to FEP, endpapers lightly soiled. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to recto of half-title; 'Presented to Mrs. J. Ward / as a proof of the Author's / appreciation of her / intellectual qualities / by / Wm. Dearden, / the Author.'
Price
£ 175.00
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. 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
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