Recent Acquisitions

ROWLING, J. K.. Harry potter and the chamber of secrets. Bloomsbury. [1998]. First edition, first impression.
251pp, [5]. Original publisher's pictorial paper boards, pictorial dustwrapper. Head and foot of spine a trifle bumped, slight rubbing, with chipping and short tears to dustwrapper at corners and extremities. Neat inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, a little marked.
Price
£ 625.00
MOORE, Thomas. Lalla Rookh, an Oriental Romance. Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green. 1828. Fourteenth edition.
[4], 376pp. With an additional engraved title page and three engraved plates by E. J. Portbury (1795-1885) after designs by Westall. Handsomely bound in contemporary straight-grain black morocco, tooled in gilt and blind, marbled edges. Very slight rubbing and bumping to extremities. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, contemporary inked ownership inscription to head of title page, occasional light spotting and browning.
Price
£ 150.00
BEATTIE, James. The minstrel; or, the progress of genius: and other poems. Published by John Sharpe. 1823.
[3], xvi, 176pp. Without half-title. With an additional engraved title page and five engraved plates. Contemporary gilt-tooled green morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed, spine a trifle discoloured. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to verso of FFEP, with pencilled annotation attributing the binding to Charles Lewis, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
[SMITH, Horace]. [SMITH, James]. Rejected addresses: or, the new theatrum poetarum. Printed for John Miller. 1813. Twelfth edition.
[3], vi-xiii, [3], 127pp, [1]. Without half-title. Contemporary red morocco, tooled in gilt and blind, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed and marked. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, inked ownership inscriptions to verso of FFEP and head of title page, some loss to head of leaf F10 (p.115-6) - not touching text, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
BROWN, John. A concordance to the holy scriptures of the Old and New Testament. Printed for Mathews and Leigh. 1811.
[4], 231pp, [3]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled black straight-grain morocco, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Light damp-staining to frontispiece, offsetting to title page, short tears to leaves I6 (p.107-8) and P2-3 (p.169-172), foxed.
Price
£ 150.00
STARLING, Thomas. Geographical annual: or family cabinet atlas. Published for the Proprietors by Mr. Bull. 1832. First edition.
Engraved throughout. With an engraved title page and 96 engraved plates, predominantly comprised of hand-coloured maps and accompanying keys, all printed on one side only. Contemporary red morocco, stamped in gilt and blind, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed and marked, spine discoloured. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 500.00
TROLLOPE, Anthony. The prime minister. Chapman & Hall. 1876. First edition in book form.
In four volumes. vi, 337, [1]; iv, 342; vi, 346; vi, 347pp, without half-titles. Contemporary red half-morocco, marbled boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, contemporary bookplates to all FEPs, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to recto of FFEP of Vol. I, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 625.00
LAUGHTON, John Knox. Nelson. Macmillan and Co., Limited. 1905.
viii, [4], 240pp. With a half-title, a portrait frontispiece and seven plates. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, marbled edges. Very slightly rubbed and marked, boards a trifle bowed. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
M'CLINTOCK, [Francis Leopold]. The Voyage of the 'Fox' in the Arctic Seas. A narrative of the discovery of the fate of sir john franklin and his companions. John Murray. 1859. First edition.
xxvii, [1], 402pp. With an engraved frontispiece, 13 engraved plates, two sketch maps (one Folding), two folding lithographic maps, and a lithographic facsimile printed on blue paper. Handsomely bound in contemporary navy half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt, marbled edges. Extremities lightly rubbed, slight chipping to head of spine. Marbled endpapers, contemporary armorial bookplate of Joseph Gundry to FEP, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to recto of FFEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 375.00
CRAWFORD, Captain A[braham]. Reminiscences of a naval officer, during the late war. With sketches and anecdotes of distinguished commanders. Henry Colburn. 1851. First edition.
In two volumes. viii, 344; viii, 351pp, [1]. With a lithographed portrait frontispiece to each volume of Admirals Sir Edward Owen and Sir Benjamin Hallowell Carew respectively. Handsomely bound by Hatchards in later navy half-calf, blue cloth boards, ruled and lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Extremities very slightly rubbed. Armorial bookplate of Colin Keppel to both FEPs, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to recto of Vol. I FFEP, lightly toned.
Price
£ 500.00
DOUGLAS, Colonel Sir Howard. A treatise on naval gunnery. John Murray. 1820. First edition.
xii, 319pp, [1], With a half-title and five engraved folding plates. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, contemporary ownership inscription to head of title-page: 'William E. Malcolm / H M Ship Belvidera', light spotting to half-title and title page, else internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of half-title: 'From the Author / a mark of respect'.
Price
£ 625.00
[SEXBY, Edward], [TITUS, Silius]. Traicte politique, Compose Par william allen, Anglois, Et traduit nouvellement en francois, Ou il est prouve par l'exemple de Moyse, et par d'autres, tires hors de l'escriture, que tuer un tyran titulo vel exercitio, n'est pas un meurtre. [s.n.], 1658 [i.e. 1792].
72 [i.e. 172]pp. Handsomely bound by Thouvenin in contemporary gilt-ruled black calf, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, later bookplate of James Elwin Millard to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 500.00
JONES, Henry. The Earl of essex. A tragedy... Printed for R. Dodsley. 1753. First edition.
vi, [2], 61pp, [3]. ESTC T100668. [Bound with:] FIELDING, Henry. The wedding-day. A comedy... London. Printed for A. Millar, 1743. First edition. [4], 82pp, [2]. ESTC T164921. [And:] [MARTYN, Benjamin]. Timoleon. A tragedy... London. Printed for J. Watts, 1730. First edition. [14], 66pp, [2]. ESTC T50339. The variant state with the 12-line preface devoid of ornaments. Without half-title or final two leaves (advertisements?) [And:] FROWDE, Philip. The Fall of saguntum. A tragedy... London. Printed for J. Crokatt...and T. Wood, 1727. First edition. 72pp. ESTC T35257. With a half-title. [And:] [FRANCIS, Philip]. Eugenia: a tragedy... London. Printed for A. Millar, 1752. First edition. [6], 73pp, [1]. ESTC T33535. [And:] THOMSON, [James]. Agamemnon. A tragedy... London. Printed for, and sold by A. Millar, 1738. First edition. [8], 71pp, [1]. With an initial leaf of publisher's advertisements. ESTC T21112. 8vo. Contemporary calf, morocco lettering-piece, spine ruled in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Horizontal and vertical tears to leaves D2-3, and F2-3 of third bound work - touching text without loss, occasional inked ownership inscriptions of 'Hamond' throughout, some light spotting and browning.
Price
£ 200.00
[ROYAL NAVY]. Watch, quarter, station, and fire bills, for ironclads and frigates. Clarke & Son, [s.d., c.1870s].
[224]pp. Bound by Griffen & Co. of Portsea in contemporary black calf, lettered in gilt, marbled edges. Rubbed, some chipping to head of spine. Marbled endpapers, upper hinge split, inked ownership inscription to verso of front blank fly-leaf of H. C. Lockyer, Lieut. (N), slight ink-spotting to title page, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 100.00
NARES, R[obert]. Elements of orthoepy: Containing a Distinct View of the whole analogy of the english language; so far as it relates to Pronunciation, Accent, and Quantity. Printed for T. Payne and Son. 1784. First edition.
xxvi, [2], 372pp, [44].Contemporary gilt-ruled calf, morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed, top compartment chipped and scored. Marbled endpapers, later book-label of H. J. L. Neale to FEP, pasted over contemporary armorial bookplate, and above the recent book-label of Eric Gerald Stanley, contemporary inked ownership inscription to title page, light damp-staining to head of all leaves at gutter, paper repairs to lowers corners of leaves Aa2-3, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
WALKER, William. Idiomatologia Anglo-Latina, sive Dictionarium Idiomaticum anglo-latinum: in quo phrases Tam Latinae quam Anglicanae Linguae... Typis J. Macock, impensis Josephi Clark. 1670. First edition.
[18], 560, 557-563pp, [1]. Printed in double columns in English and Latin. Title page printed on verso facing additional engraved title page. Recent calf-backed tan cloth boards, lettered in gilt. Very minor rubbing to extremities. Book-label of Eric Gerald Stanley to FEP, later inked ownership inscriptions and pen-trials to verso of both titles, occasional light spotting/dust-soiling.
Price
£ 250.00
MINUCIUS FELIX, Marcus. TERTULLIAN. Those two Excellent Monuments of Ancient Learning and Piety, minucius felix's octavius, and tertullian's apology for the Primitive Christians, Render'd into English. Printed for B. Barker. 1708.
[6], xxi, [1], 250pp. In two parts, the second being Tertullian's 'Apology' with a separate title page. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary tree-calf, recently rebacked and recornered partially preserving contemporary spine panel, calf lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed. Later book-label of Lt. Colonel Dales and recent book-label of Eric Gerald Stanley to FEP, deleted contemporary inked ownership inscription to title-page, ink-stamps of the S. Caroli Bibliotheca, Bayswater to free endpapers, verso of frontispiece, and title page, lightly browned.
Price
£ 250.00
[OLD PRETENDER]. Memorials on Both Sides, from the year 1687, To the death of K. James II. With divers Original Papers never before Publish'd, useful for such as desire to be fully inform'd in the True State of the Revolution and the Birth of the Pretender. Printed, and are to be Sold by the Booksellers of London and Westminster. 1711. First edition.
[8], 76pp. ESTC T120462. [Bound with:] The several declarations, Together with the several depositions made in council On Monday, the 22d of October, 1688. Concerning The birth of the Prince of Wales. London. Printed and sold by the Booksellers of London and Westminster, [s.d., 1711?] 40pp. ESTC N22677. [And:] [BURNET, Thomas, Sir]. Some Farther proofs, Whereby it Appears that the pretender is truly James the Third... London. Printed for M. Cooper, 1745. A new edition. [4], 83pp, [1]. ESTC T146664. [And:] A compleat view of the birth of the pretender, as collected From our Histories, State Tracts, and other Authorities...London. Printed and Published by T. Gardner, 1744. First edition. [4], 104pp. ESTC T115121. With a half-title. 8vo. Nineteenth-century richly gilt-tooled green morocco, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of David Murray to FEP, damp-staining to first bound work, leaves browned, spotted, and lightly dust-soiled throughout, occasional paper repairs to gutters and corners, inked correction to half-title of final bound work, and a single instance of underlining/marginalia.
Price
£ 500.00
BORROW, George. Lavengro; the scholar - the gypsy - the priest. John Murray. 1851. First edition.
In three volumes. xx, 360; xi, [1], 366; xi, [1], 426pp. With half-titles and an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I. Without the advertisement leaves. Contemporary red half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, offsetting to title page of Vol. I, foxed.
Price
£ 75.00
CROSLAND, T[homas] W[illiam] H[odgson]. Pop goes the weasel. Fortune & Merriman. 1924. First edition.
239pp, [1]. With a half-title. Original publisher's purple cloth-backed purple paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed and sunned. Pencilled ownership inscription to half-title, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00