Recent Acquisitions

DRINKWATER, John. Rupert Brooke: an essay. Printed for the Author at the Chiswick Press. 1916. First edition.
Limited edition, number 11 of 115 copies printed. 22pp, [2]. With half-title. Title in red and black. Original publisher's blue paper boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. A trifle rubbed, spine sunned. Very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 125.00
WORDSWORTH, William. The prelude, or growth of a poet's mind; an autobiographical poem. Edward Moxon. 1850. First edition.
x, 374pp, [2]. With half-title, 8pp publisher's advertisement catalogue bound to front. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle marked, spine sunned with wear to head and foot. Upper hinge partially exposed, occasional spotting, manuscript annotations to blank verso of terminal leaf.
Price
£ 200.00
[HOGARTH, William]. [Etched receipt for subscription to 'a Print Representing a March to Finchly in the Year 1746']. [s.n., c.1750].
Etched subscription receipt; unused. Sometime mounted at corners, with removal marks to verso, slightly dusty, else fine.
Price
£ 600.00
CAMPBELL, Thomas. Theodric; a domestic tale; and other poems. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green. 1824. Second edition.
[8], 149pp, [1]. With half-title. Attractively bound in contemporary navy calf, tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, later ownership inscription (dated 1888) of Richenda Gurney to recto of front blank fly-leaf, very occasional light spotting. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of front blank fly-leaf: 'To Lady Anne M. Elliot / from the author.'
Price
£ 375.00
MARKHAM, Gervase. Hungers Prevention: Or, The whole Art of fowling By Water and Land. Containing all the Secrets belonging to that Art, and brought into a true Forme or Method, by which the most Ignorant may know how to take any kind of Fowle, either by Land or Water. Also, exceeding necessary and profitable for all such as travell by Sea, and come into uninhabited places: Especially, all those that have any thing to doe with the New Plantations. Printed for Francis Grove, and are to be sold by Martha Harrison. 1655. Second edition.
[16], 285pp, [1]. An unsophisticated copy in contemporary blind-ruled sheep, later paper/manuscript lettering-piece to spine. Rubbed and a trifle marked, with slight loss to extremities, surfaces. Paste downs spring, with ink inkscription of 'J. Cooke Gaiborough' to verso of upper board.
Price
£ 2,500.00
EUCLID. Euclidis elementorum Libri Priores Sex, item Undecimus & Duodecimus. Ex Versione Latina frederici commandini. Quibus accedunt Trigononometriae Planae & Sphaericae Elementa. Item Tractatus de Natura & Arithmetica Logarithmorum. In usum Juventutis Academicae. Impensis Henr. Clements. 1715.
[8], 230, [2], 76pp, [4]. Trigononometriae planae & sphaericae elementa has a separate title-page (dated 1731), pagination, and register. With two terminal advertisement leaves, and two engraved folding plates. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. A trifle rubbed. Bookplate of Charles Benson to FEP, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 375.00
PEREZ, Antonio. Padacos de historia, o Relaciones, assy llamadas por sus Auctores los Peregrinos. Retrato al vivo del natural de la fortuna. La primera Relaction contiene el discurso de las Prisones, y Aventuras de Antonio Perez, Aquel Secretario de Estado del Rey Catholico Don Phelippe II. deste nombre, desdesu primera prision, hasta su salida de los Reynoes de Espana... [s.n., i.e. Richard Field]. [1594]. Second edition.
[8], 389pp, [19]. With terminal errata leaf. Contemporary continental limp vellum, yapp edges, lacking ties. Contemporary manuscript title to spine, later manuscript title to upper board. Marked and a little worn, some loss to extremities. Slight loss to woodcut border of title, occasional marking and marginal loss to preliminaries/terminal contents leaves, some dampstaining, occasional later pencilled annotations/underlining.
Price
£ 3,750.00
BEKKER, Balthazar. The World Bewitch'd; or, An Examination of the Common Opinions concerning spirits: Their Nature, Power, Administration, and Operations. As also, The Effects Men are able to produce by their Communication. Divided into IV Parts...Translated from a French Copy, approved of and subscribed by the Author's own Hand. Printed for R. Baldwin. 1695. First English edition.
[84]. 264pp. With blank A1, and half-title. Contemporary speckled sheep, spine richly gilt. Lightly rubbed, upper board a trifle warped, small chip at head of spine, else a clean copy. Without RFEP, manuscript shelfmarks to FFEP, with the bookplate of 'The Most Honble.William Marquis of Lothian' to both FEP and REP.
Price
£ 3,750.00
RERESBY, Tamworth. A collection of letters, Extracted from the most Celebrated French authors. Viz. The Chevalier de Mere, Boursault, Fontenelle, Balzac, Count Buffy, Voiture, Costar, Boileau. Adorn'd with that Variety of Subjects, as will not serve only for the entertainment of those who have made some advances in the French Language, but also for their Instruction in a polite manner of writing. Made English by Tamworth Reresby, Esq. Printed by T. Howlatt, for J. Graves. 1715. First edition.
[16], 309pp, [10]. With five preliminary contents leaves (Aa-5) bound at end. Contemporary panelled sheep. Rubbed, with some surface loss, short split to upper joint at head of spine. Early ink inscription 'Glynn' to FEP, some browning/marginal staining to text.
Price
£ 450.00
[HUDDESFORD, George]. Salmagundi; a miscellaneous combination of original poetry: consisting of illusions of fancy; amatory, elegiac, lyrical, epigrammatical, and other palatable ingredients. Printed by T. Bensley...For T. Payne et al.. 1791. First edition.
[6], 151pp, [3]. With an additional engraved title-page and a terminal errata leaf. Early twentieth-century half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed. Additional engraved title-page foxed, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 100.00
YOUNG, John. The duty of relieving the indigent and distressed. A sermon, preached at edinburgh, may 2. 1795. Printed by George Caw, for the author. 1795. First edition.
[2], 32pp. With half title. Recent marbled paper wrappers, new endpapers. Original stab holes visible, with related marginal tear to half-title. Some browning and marking, especially to half-title.
Price
£ 300.00
CRAVEN, J[ames] B[rown]. Descriptive Catalogue of the bibliotheck of kirkwall (1683)... Privately Printed. 1897. First edition.
One of an edition of twenty-five copies. xii, 46pp. With a photographic frontispiece. Recent green cloth, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Armorial bookplate of John Davie Manson Robertson to FEP, ink gift inscription to verso of FFEP, internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed by Craven to verso of FFEP.
Price
£ 150.00
PORTAL, Antione. Observations sur la nature et sur le traitement du rachitisme, ou des courbures de la colonne vertebrale, et de celles des extremities superieures et inferieures. Chez Merlin. 1797. First edition.
viii, 388pp. With half-title. Contemporary sheep, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt, marbled endpapers. Rubbed, spine discoloured. Half-title browned, leaves lightly toned/spotted. From the library of British physiologist John Yudkin (1910-1995), with his bookplate to FEP.
Price
£ 200.00
PEKELHARING, C[ornelis] A[drianus]. WINKLER, C[ornelis]. Beri-beri: researches concerning its nature and cause and the means of its arrest. John Bale, Sons & Danielsson Ltd.. [1893]. First edition in English.
xiii, [3], 160pp. With half-title and 12 colour plates. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Recent bookplate of John Yudkin to FEP, near contemporary ink ownership inscription to title-page, else clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
GURNEY, Joseph John. Essays on the evidences, doctrines, and practical operation of Christianity. Published by J. and A. Arch et al. 1825. First edition.
x, [2], 566pp, [2]. With half-title and a terminal advertisement leaf. Uncut in original publisher's drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbed, a trifle marked, splitting to joints, loss to head and foot of spine, chipping to lettering-piece. Lightly spotted.
Price
£ 75.00
"HISTORICUS" [CADBURY, Richard]. Cocoa: All About It. Sampson Low, Marston and Company, Limited. 1896. Second edition.
[10], 99pp, [1]. With half-title, an illustrated frontispiece, and 22 illustrated plates. Original publisher's gilt-stamped red cloth. Extremities a trifle rubbed. Lightly spotted. With publisher's pamphlet, two chocolatiers advertisements, and a contemporary typed letter on Cadbury's stationery regarding the forwarding of this copy to R. Smallwood of Wrexham - all loosely inserted.
Price
£ 75.00
KNAPP, Arthur W[illiam]. Cocoa and chocolate: Their History from Plantation to Consumer. Chapman and Hall. 1920. First edition.
xii, 210pp, [2]. With half-title, numerous monochrome illustrations in the text. Original publisher's powder blue cloth, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. Very light rubbed to extremities, dustwrapper a trifle soiled and chipped. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
GARDINER, A[lfred] G[eorge]. Life of george cadbury. Cassell and Company, Limited. 1923. First edition.
ix, [5], 324pp. With half-title, a photographic portrait frontispiece, and nine photographic plates. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt, printed dustwrapper. Slight rubbing to extremities, dustwrapper a trifle damp-stained and chipped. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
JOHNSTON, George. A history of british sponges and lithophytes. W. H. Lizars. 1842. First edition.
xii, 264pp. With 25 partially hand-coloured engraved plates. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed and lightly marked, slight surface loss to upper joint and foot of spine.Very occasional spotting, plates foxed. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page: 'George Dunlop from his affc. uncle / the author'.
Price
£ 200.00
PENN, William. No cross, no crown: a discourse, shewing the nature and discipline of the holy cross of christ... Printed and Sold by Wm. Phillips. 1801. Fourteenth edition.
In two parts. vi, [2], 477pp, [3]. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, loss to head of spine, corners bumped. Ink ownership inscription of 'Rachel Gurney - 1811' to recto of FFEP, worm-trail to lower margin throughout - touching text occasionally, without loss of sense.
Price
£ 50.00