Recent Acquisitions

MASON, George. The life of richard earl howe. Printed by C. Roworth, for John White et al.. 1803. First edition.
[4], 111pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, recently rebacked with scorched remnants of richly gilt spine and contrasting morocco lettering-piece laid-on. Boards a trifle rubbed and marked. Recent blank endpapers, slightest of spotting to title-page, else internally clean and crisp. From the family library of Admiral Sir Edward Codrington, with his armorial bookplate to front pastedown.
Price
£ 350.00
MILL, John Stuart. Dissertations and discussions political, philosophical, and historical. John W. Parker and Son. 1859. First edition.
In two volumes. vi, [2], 474, 6; [4], 563pp, [1]. With a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue to Vol. I. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Slightest of rubbing, some loss to head and foot of spines, board edges a trifle bumped. Marginal loss to B and B2 of Vol. II, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
MILL, John Stuart. A system of logic ratiocinative and inductive: being a connected view of the principles of evidence and the methods of scientific investigation. Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer. 1875. Ninth edition.
In two volumes. xx, 563, [1]; xv, [1], 557pp, [3]. With half-titles and a terminal advertisement leaf to Vol. II. Original publisher's green buckram, printed paper lettering-pieces. Slightest of rubbing, chipping to lettering-pieces. Remnants of book labels to FEPs, hinges reinforced with brown paper, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
UEBERWEG, Friedrich. System of logic and history of logical doctrines. Longmans, Green, and Co.. 1871. First edition in English.
xx, 590pp. With half-title and 24pp terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's maroon buckram boards, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, sunned, some spots of marking. Ink ownership inscriptions to FFEP and half-title, Lightly foxed, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
HODGKIN, John. A companion to hodgkin's introduction to writing and grammar; intended To save the Time of Teachers, and to assist Parents in examining the Progress of their Children in these branches of Education. Printed for Harvey and Darton, 1827-8.. Second edition.
In two parts, in two volumes. 23pp, [1]; viii, 70pp, [2]. With terminal advertisement leaf. Original publisher's grey paper wrappers. Slightly rubbed at spine, upper joint of the second volume partially torn.
Price
£ 375.00
DYKES, [Oswald]. The Royal Marriage. King lemuels's Lesson of 1. Chastity, 2. Temperance, 3. Charity, 4. Justice, 5. Education, 6. Industry, 7. Frugality, 8. Religion, 9. Marriage, &c. Practically Paraphras'd; with Remarks, Moral and Religious, upon the Virtues and Vices of Wedlock. Printed for the Author; And Sold by P. Mcigham et al.. 1722. First edition.
xxiii, [1], 368pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary speckled calf, later rebacked, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, bookplate of 'Robert J. Hayhurst' to FEP, title-page lightly browned, naive clear tape repairs to worm-trail at upper margins of final three gatherings - clipping running-title at times, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
GORDON, Pryse L[ockhart]. Belgium and holland; with a sketch of the revolution in the year 1830. Smith, Elder, & Co,. 1834. First edition.
In two volumes. xii, 271, [1]; iv, 275pp. With a lithographic frontispiece to each volume, and a further four lithographic plates. In original publisher's decorated green cloth boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. Extremities a trifle marked and bumped, slight chipping to lettering-pieces. Contemporary armorial bookplates of 'Baron Northwick' to both FEPs, Lightly foxed, overall internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, ink inscription to FFEP of Vol. I; 'To the Right Honorable / Lord Northwick / from the author / 1st January 1840 / Cheltenham. / Con / "Gratitudine Amicitzia [sic] / ed Recordanza." / Pryse L. Gordon'.
Price
£ 325.00
RAMSDEN, Henry. A gleaning in gods harvest. Foure Choyce handfuls; The Gate to Happinesse. The Wounded Saviour. The Epicures Caution. The Generation of Sekers. Printed [by John Dawson] for J[ohn] D[awson] and R. M[abb] and are to bee sold by Thomas Slater. 1639. First edition.
[24], 56, 67-231pp, [1]. Without terminal blank leaf. Handsomely bound in eighteenth-century gilt-tooled vellum, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Light discolouration to extremities. Marbled endpapers, occasional small holes to margins, marginal worm-trail to latter half of text-block, very occasional manuscript annotations, spotting.
Price
£ 650.00
CARTWRIGHT, Christopher. Certamen Religiosum: or, a conference between The late King of England, and the late Lord Marquesse of Worcester, concerning Religion. Together with a vindication of the protestant cause... Printed for W. Lee...and R. Royston. 1651. First edition.
[14], 366, 84pp. With an engraved frontispiece. With an additional title-page, dated 1652, bound-in. Late nineteenth-century half-calf, marbled boards, ruled and lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Armorial bookplate of 'Richard Harington' to FEP, ink ownership inscription and annotations to FFEP, very small holes to title-page - just clipping text, slight marginal loss to Oo, paper flaws to text of p.300-301 - without loss of sense, some spotting.
Price
£ 450.00
BRENTON, Edward Pelham. The naval history of Great Britain from the year MDCCLXXXIII. to MDCCCXXXVI. Henry Colburn. 1837. A new and greatly improved edition.
In two volumes. [3], vi-xxiv, 640; [4], 728pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume, and 21 further engraved plates and plans. Contemporary navy morocco-backed blind-stamped burgundy cloth boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed, slight splitting to upper joint of Vol. I. Contemporary ink ownership inscriptions to head of both titles, occasional creasing, light spotting.
Price
£ 350.00
[GLASCOCK, William Nugent]. Naval sketch book: or, the service afloat and ashore; with characteristic reminiscences, fragments, and opinions. Printed for Whittaker & Co.. 1834. Second series.
In two volumes. [5], viii, 293, [1]; [4], 288pp. Without half-titles. Contemporary navy half-morocco, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Extremities rubbed, slightest of chipping to lettering-pieces. Armorial bookplates of Richard Harington to both FEPs, slight creasing to leaves of second gathering of Vol. II, some marginal loss to foot of I3-4 of same, sporadic spotting/browning.
Price
£ 200.00
YOUNG, William. The spirit of athens, being a political and philosophical investigation of the history of that republic. Printed for J. Robson. 1777. First edition.
x, [1], 296pp. Contemporary gilt-tooled tree-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Lightly rubbed, some surface loss to lower board, slight splitting to joints. Armorial bookplate to FEP, ownership inscription of 'Tho. Cook' to same, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to recto of FFEP, internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page; 'Ad amicum suum J. Royds D.D. / W. Young', final two characters of 'Young' shaved.
Price
£ 1,250.00
MEYRICK, Samuel Rush. The history and antiquities of the County of Cardigan. Collected form the few remaining documents which have escaped the destructive ravages of time, as well as from actual observation. Printed by T. Bensley...for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1808. First edition.
xix, [1], cclxxxiii, [1], 586pp, [2]. With a list of subscribers, and 20 engraved plates (one of which folding). Handsomely bound in contemporary polished red calf, tooled in gilt and blind, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed, slight surface loss to spine, with paper private library shelf-label to foot. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of Sir Robert Peel to FEP, armorial bookplate of Sir Mervyn Lloyd Peel to FFEP, ink inscription to head of title-page, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 500.00
[BIBLE - English, Authorized Version]. The holy bible, containing the old and new testaments... Printed at the Clarendon Press, by Bensley, Cooke, and Collingwood. 1814. Stereotype edition.
752, 184, [2], 755-976pp. With the apocrypha. NT has a separate dated title-page. [Together with:] [LITURGY - English]. The book of common prayer, and the administration of the sacraments.. London. Published for John Reeves...Sold by G. and W. Nicol, 1801. Unpaginated. [Bound with:] [PSALTER - English]. BRADY, N[icholas] TATE, N[ahum]. A new version of the psalms of david... London. Printed by C. Whittingham, for H. D. Symonds, 1796. 91pp, [5]. [And:] [VICKERS, William]. A companion to the altar; shewing the nature and necessity of a sacramental preparation, in order to our worthy receiving the holy communion: to which are added prayers and meditations. London. Printed by John Jarvis, 1791. 52pp. ESTC T182594. 8vo and 12mo. Handsomely bound in contemporary richly gilt-tooled red straight-grain morocco, A.E.G. Extremities rubbed. Internally clean and crisp. Morocco book-labels of Jane Peel to FEPs, recent book-labels stating 'Heirloom of Sir Mervyn Peel, K.B.E. 1929' to REPs.
Price
£ 375.00
[WRIGHT, John Martin Frederick]. Alma mater; or, seven years at the university of cambridge. Black, Young, and Young. 1827. First edition.
Two volumes bound as one. vii, [1], 323, [3], 272pp. Contemporary navy half-morocco, marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Extremities rubbed. Ink ownership inscription to FFEP; 'Mervyn Ld. Peel / 1882', very occasional light dust-soiling.
Price
£ 200.00
KIPPIS, Andrew. The life of captain james cook. Printed by J. J. Tourneisen. 1788.
Two volumes bound as one. xii, [2], 302, [2]; [4], 326pp. With a publisher's advertisement leaf to the end of Vol. I. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt, marbled edges. Slight rubbing to joints, insect damage to head of spine. Marbled endpapers, ink-stamps of the 'Baron de Chapelain' to title-page of Vol. I, very occasional marginal annotations, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 500.00
QUEVEDO, Francisco de. Fortune in her wits, or, The Hour of all Men. Written In Spanish by the most Ingenious Don Francisco de Quivedo Villegas, Author of the Visions of Hell. Translated into English by Capt. john stevens. Printed for R. Sare et al.. 1697. First edition.
[16], 131pp, [1]. Leaf A8 a blank. ESTC R5377, Wing Q188. [Bound with:] QUEVEDO, Francisco de. The visions of dom francisco de quevedo villegas, Knight of the Order of St. James. Made English by Sir robert l'estrange, Knt. London. Printed by W. B. for Richard Sare, 1708. Tenth edition, corrected. [4], 282pp, [2]. With a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. ESTC T88976. 8vo. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, splitting to upper joint. Contemporary bookplate of C. Sharp, Frame Maker in St. John's Lane, Cambridge to FEP, very occasional chipping to margins, slight shaving to head of title-page of second bound work, horizontal tears to text of leaves N1-4, small worm-trail to text of final five gatherings, leaves toned, some spotting.
Price
£ 650.00
[AUCTION CATALOGUE]. A catalogue of the plate, plated articles, wine, Carriage, Horses, Harness, &c. the effects Of the late Dr. Harington, for sale by auction, by I.&W. Fisher, On Wednesday the 29th Day of March, 1854, at the star hotel, oxford. . H. Hall, Printer, Journal Office. [1854].
8pp. Sewn, as issued. Horizontal crease, slightly marked and dog-earred to extremities. With several pencilled notes/prices added in a contemporary hand.
Price
£ 200.00
CATTANEO, [Giovanni], Conte. The source, the strength, and the true spirit of laws... Printed for Lockyer Davis. 1753. First edition in English.
xvi, 167, [1], 99pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, gilt. Rubbed, upper board detached, lower joint split with board working loose, loss to head and foot of spine. Ink ownership inscription to FFEP of 'James Stonhouse M. D. / of Northhampton 1753', repaired tear to foot of H2, leaves a trifle toned.
Price
£ 250.00
[AUSTRALIA]. Taronga zoological park and aquarium: official guide. [s.n.]. [1939].
[2], 84pp. With two coloured engraved plans of the park, illustrated throughout with monochrome photographs. Original publisher's black roan, lettered in gilt. Rubbed. Lightly spotted. Signed by the chairman of the trustees Col. Alfred Spain. Contemporary ownership inscription to FFEP; 'Dr. Halliday-Sutherland, M.D., C.W.B. / 16th Novr. 1939'
Price
£ 150.00