Recent Acquisitions

TROLLOPE, Anthony. The golden lion of granpere. Tinsley Brothers. 1872. First edition.
[4], 353pp, [1]. With a half-title and a 16pp terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's red-brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Rubbed and worn, joints split, chipping to head and foot of spine. Hinges partially exposed, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
[THORTON, John]. Solid resources for old age; or, the means by which the evening of life may be rendered both profitable and pleasant. Printed for William Baynes and Son. 1824. First edition.
viii, 136pp. Uncut in original publisher's cloth-backed drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed and marked, loss to lettering-piece. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
CURWEN, Annie Isabel. Poems. The Barrow Printing Company. 1899. First edition.
284pp. With a portrait frontispiece. Contemporary brown morocco, gilt, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed. Upper joint partially exposed, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
BOWDLER, Miss [Jane]. Poems and essays, by the late miss bowdler. Published for the benefit of the general hospital at bath. Printed by R. Cruttwell. 1793. Seventh edition.
vi, [2], 289pp, [1]. With a half-title. Attractively bound in contemporary red morocco, richly tooled in gilt and blind, A.E.G. With a well-executed fore-edge painting depicting a pastoral scene. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, inked ownership inscription to p.[vii], occasional inked underlining/highlighting, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 750.00
WATTS, Isaac. Divine and moral songs, Attempted in Easy Language, for the use of children. Published by Oliver & Boyd. 1839.
48pp. With a woodcut frontispiece and 26 woodcut vignettes. Original publisher's green printed paper wrappers. Extremities rubbed and a trifle marked, some chipping to spine. Internally clean and crisp, a very good copy.
Price
£ 250.00
NIXON, Richard. The real war. Sidgwick & Jackson. 1980. First English edition.
vii, [3], 341pp, [1]. With tipped-in errata. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in black and silver. Without dustwrapper. Spine sunned, else a clean and crisp copy. Armorial bookplate of Lord Carrington to verso of FFEP. Presentation copy, loosely inserted bookplate inscribed: 'Richard Nixon for Lord Carrington'.
Price
£ 300.00
[BON MOTS]. Elite des bons mots et des pensees choisies, Recueillies avec soin des plus celebres Auteurs, & principalement des Livres en ana. Chez Jaques Desbordes. 1706.
In two volumes. [6], 492, [6]; [2], 476pp. Titlepages in red and black. With three final leaves of publisher's advertisements to Vol. I. Contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed, some marking and discolouration, corners bumped. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplates of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEPs, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 300.00
IMBONATI, Carlo Giuseppe. Chronicon tragicum sive de eventibus tragicis Principum, Tyrannorum, Virorumque sama vel nobilitate illustrium. A primo in Orbe Terrarum Monarcha usque ad XVII. Seculum Christi... Typis Haeredum Corbelletti. 1696. First edition.
In two parts. [16], xlviii, 140, [8], 364pp, [16]. With an additional engraved title page to the first part, and an engraved title page to part two. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities discoloured and lightly rubbed, small worm-holes to spine and lower joint, faded inscription to upper board. Inked ownership inscription to title page, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 450.00
[TRIAL] PHILLIPS, Mr. The truly eloquent speech of Mr. Phillips, at full length, in the Court of Common Pleas, Dublin, in the case of Guthrie, v. Sterne for Adultery. Printed by W. Glindon. [1815?].
16pp. Unbound, with remains of original stitching. Edges, first and final leaves dust-soiled, uncut, small tear to outer blank margin of two leaves and gutter of last, little spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
[BARBADOS PRINTING]. The calico ball. Printed at "Herald Office," Bolton Lane. [1880?].
7pp, [1]. With typographical border to title. Stitched in original printed paper wrappers. Wrappers dusty and a trifle marked, spine split at head, very slightly toned, the odd spot, few small tears along horizontal crease, faint vertical fold. A remarkably well-preserved copy.
Price
£ 850.00
[LYTTELTON, George Lyttelton, Baron]. Dialogues of the dead. Printed for W. Sandby. 1760. Second edition.
xii, 320pp. Without errata leaf. Contemporary gilt-tooled red straight- grain morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed and marked, spine sunned. First front blank fly-leaf working-loose, inked prize inscription of Nelson House school, dated 1811, to recto of second blank fly leaf, some light damp- staining to initial gathering, very occasional chipping to margins.
Price
£ 350.00
JOHNSON, W. B.. History of the progress and present state of animal chemistry. Printed for J. Johnson...By J. Crowder and E. Hemsted. 1803. First edition.
In three volumes. vi, [2], 411, [1]; [4], 477, [1]; [4], 407pp, [1]. Contemporary gilt-tooled tree-calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces. Rubbed, naive calf repairs to spine of Vol. I, worming to head of spines of Vols. I and II. Armorial bookplates of Somerhill Library to all FEPs, ink-stain to fore-edge of G1, Vol. III, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 325.00
CAMPBELL, Thomas. The pleasures of hope, with other poems. Printed for Mundell, Doig, & Stevenson... 1807. Ninth edition.
[8], 136, 16pp. With four engraved plates, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Contemporary gilt-ruled red morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed and marked. Marbled endpapers, contemporary inked ownership inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf, very slight loss to lower corner of leaf A1, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
MILLS, Charles. The history of chivalry, or, knighthood and its times. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green. 1825. First edition.
In two volumes. xxvi, 409, [1]; vi, 383pp. With an engraved title-page to each volume. Contemporary marbled paper boards, recently rebacked in calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, title-pages foxed, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
PERSIUS. Auli persii flacci satyrae VI. Apud Joannem Janssonium. 1659.
126pp, [6]. Later blind-ruled green morocco, lettered in gilt, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, earlier booksellers description pasted to recto of front blank fly-leaf, very occasional spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
BUSBECQ, Ogier Ghiselin van. A. Gislenii Busbequii omnia quae extant. Cum Privilegio. Ex Officina Elzeviriana. 1633. First Elzevir edition.
575 [i.e. 577]pp, [23]. With an engraved title page. Handsomely bound in later gilt-tooled red morocco, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt initial 'M' to lower spine compartment, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed, small wormhole to top compartment of spine. Blue paper endpapers, bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to verso of FFEP, small hole to upper margin of title.
Price
£ 300.00
MUSGRAVE, William. De arthritide Primigenia & Regulari. Apud T. Payne, B. White, J. Robsob, & P. Elmsly. 1776. 1st Edition.
iv, [16], 195pp, [1]. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, slight loss to head of spine, upper board bowed. Contemporary armorial bookplate of Frederick Lambert to FEP, later shelf-label of Garratts Hall Library pasted beneath, small ink-stamps of the recently dispersed library of Hugh Selbourne to verso of title-page and foot of p.51, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
TYNDALL, John. Heat considered as a mode of motion: being a course of twelve lectures delivered at the royal institution of great britain in the season of 1862. Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green. 1863. First edition.
[7], x-xix, [1], 468pp. With a half-title, an engraved folding plate, numerous engraved illustrations in the text, and a terminal 32pp publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's blind-stamped red cloth, lettered in gilt. Rubbed, spine sunned. Later bookplate of John Waern Hill to FEP, contemporary inked ownership inscription to head of title-page, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
[BERKELEY, George]. Alciphron: or, the Minute Philosopher. In seven dialogues. Containing an Apology for the Christian Religion, against those who are called Free-thinkers. Printed for J. Tonson. 1732. Second edition.
In two volumes. [14], 356; [8], 351pp, [1]. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf, recently neatly rebacked to style, recent contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Boards rubbed. Very occasional light spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 450.00
JERMENT, George. Early piety, illustrated and recommended in several discourses. Printed by H. L. Galabin. 1793. First edition.
[4], 284pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled paper boards, gilt. Without lettering-piece, rubbed, substantial loss to marbled paper of lower board. Small hole to titlepage - just clipping text, minute worm-trail to leaves from gatherings H onwards - occasionally touching text without loss of sense, light damp-staining to final two gatherings, occasional dust-soiling.
Price
£ 500.00