Recent Acquisitions

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
[EDINBURGH]. An historical sketch of the municipal constitution of the city of edinburgh; including the set of the burgh as established in 1583, and amended in 1730; with the acts of parliament and council relating thereto...To which is added, an historical account of the blue blanket, or the craftsmen's banner; containing the fundamental principles of the good town. - By alex. pennecuik. John Anderson et al.. 1826. First edition.
lxxx, [2], 178pp. With an engraved frontispiece, eight engraved plates depicting the arms of the Edinburgh corporations, and 11 tables/lists (nine of which folding). Handsomely bound in near contemporary richly gilt-tooled black morocco, gilt armorial devices of the City of Edinburgh to boards, later expertly rebacked to style with contemporary spine panel laid-on, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Near contemporary inked ownership inscription to head of title, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
[GOLDSMITH, Oliver]. The life of richard nash, Esq; late Master of the Ceremonies at Bath. Extracted principally from His original papers. Printed for J. Newbery et al.. 1762. Second edition.
viii, 237pp, [3]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Nineteenth-century half-calf, marbled boards, gilt. A trifle rubbed. Early twentieth-century inked inscription to recto of FFEP, inked annotation to head of title-page, slight loss to foot of B1, foxed.
Price
£ 100.00
BUTLER, Samuel. Hudibras, in three parts; Written in the Time of the late wars: Corrected and Amended. With large annotations, and a preface, by zachary grey, LL.D. Printed for C. Hitch et al.. 1764. Second edition.
In two volumes. [2], xiv, xxxvi, 424, [16]; [2], 446pp, [24]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I, and a further 16 engraved plates. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled speckled calf, contrasting red and green morocco lettering-pieces. Extremities rubbed, slight loss to head and foot of both spines. Contemporary armorial bookplates of T. Preston to both FEPs, loss to blank RFEP of Vol. II, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 175.00
LAWRENCE, T. E.. Oriental assembly. E. P. Dutton & Co. Inc.. 1940. First American edition.
xii, [2], 291pp, [1]. With a half-title. Profusely illustrated with monochrome photographs by the author (many previously unpublished), facsimiles of pages of the author's diary, and a line-drawn map. Original publisher's red buckram, lettered in gilt, dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a trifle discoloured. Internally immaculate. A near fine copy.
Price
£ 125.00
HORSLEY, Samuel. The speeches in parliament of samuel horsley, LL. D. F.R.S. F.A.S. late lord bishop of st asaph. Printed by Robert Stephen Rintoul. 1813. First edition.
[4], iv, ii, 544pp. With a half-title. Handsomely bound in gilt-tooled polished calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, T.E.G. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Marbled endpapers, later armorial bookplate of the Earl of Portsmouth to FEP, later inked ownership inscription of same to blank verso of FFEP, small hole to margin of leaf N8, paper repair to lower corner of leaf 2H5 - not touching text, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 125.00
[BROOME, Ralph]. Letters from simkin the second to his brother simon, in wales; dedicated without permission, to the ancient and respectable family of the grunters. Printed for J. Debrett. 1796. First edition.
iv, 28pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Title-page a trifle marked, very occasional spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
ROOKE, Hayman. PEGGE, Samuel. A narrative of what passed at the revolution house, at whittington, county of derby, in the year 1688. With a perspective view, and plan of that cottage. Printed by Samuel Tupman. [1788]. First edition.
11pp, [1]. With an engraved view and floorplan of 'The Revolution House at Whittington near Chesterfield, Derby-shire'. Stitched within original blue paper wrappers, with later typed lettering-piece to upper wrapper. From the recently dispersed library at West Horsley Place, without any evidence of such within the volume. A little creased, some discolouration to text.
Price
£ 650.00
ROWE, N[icholas]. The tragedy of jane shore. Written in Imitation of Shakespear's Style. Printed for Bernard Lintott. [1714]. First edition, first issue.
[8], 63pp, [1]. Without initial leaf (half-title?). ESTC T55544 [Bound after:] Memoirs of the lives of King Edward IV. And jane shore. London. Printed for E. Curll, 1714. First edition. 28pp. ESTC T139789. Quarto. Nineteenth-century half-vellum, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed and a little marked, slight chipping to lettering-piece. Pen-trials to title and final page of first mentioned work, terminal leaf of same mounted on stub - loss to gutter, with some loss of text to advertisements only, some browning and marking.
Price
£ 750.00
LUTHER, Martin. Special and chosen sermons of d. martin luther, collected out of his writings and preachings for the necessary instruction and edification of such, as hunger and seeke after the perfect knowledge and inestimable glorie which is in Christ Jesu, to the comfort and salvation of their soules. 1581. Second edition.
[16], 479pp, [1]. Contemporary limp vellum, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities worn and discoloured, binding secured to text-block by a single cord only. Without pastedowns, chipping to title-page fore-edge, small worm-trails to gutter throughout, damp-staining and worming to margins of latter half of text-block, burn-hole to centre of leaf I1 - with loss of text and sense, significant loss to final leaf effecting colophon.
Price
£ 1,250.00
BEVERIDGE, William. Institutionum chronologicarum librii II. Una cum totidem arithmetices chronologicae libellis. Typis Samuelis Roycroft, & prostant apud Gualterum Kettilby. 1705. Editio altera, priori emendatior.
[8], 259pp, [5]. A handsome copy in contemporary panelled calf, with slight rubbing, crack to upper joint, and a little marking. Tear without loss to C4, else a crisp copy, with a manuscript inscription to recto of FFEP indicating that this was 'Bought at Dick's coffee house at the / auction of Dr. Elwood's Books. Novbr. 25. 1740 / Price - 0:2:8d'.
Price
£ 750.00
[SYDNEY HARBOUR TRUST]. The port of sydney N.S.W. official handbook. Published by the Sydney Harbour Trust. 1913. Second edition.
68pp. With three illustrated colour maps, three folding monochrome photographic plates, and numerous monochrome photographic illustrations in the text. Original publisher's green cloth, stamped in gilt and blind, housed in drab paper slipcase. Extremities rubbed and a trifle discoloured. Text-block working loose of binding, occasional short tears to folding plates/maps, with clear tape repairs to verso of one plate. Compliment slip of the Sydney Harbour Trust Commissioners loosely inserted.
Price
£ 125.00
SAUMAREZ, Rear-Admiral [Richard]. An Introductory Key to the hieroglyphic phraseology of the old testament; with numerous emendations, illustrated by An Interpretation of the First Chapters of Genesis through the medium of egyptian symbols, Extracted from Works of the most approved Authors and supported by monumental data. Published by James Lewis, [s.d., c.1858]. Second edition.
vi, 48pp, [12]. Contemporary brown buckram. Rubbed, chipping to spine, a trifle marked and discoloured. Inked ownership inscription and library shelf-marks to FEP, FFEP and Title-page detached, bookplate of the Bath Reference Library to REP.
Price
£ 200.00
THOMSON, William. A practical treatise on the cultivation of the grape vine. William Blackwood and Sons. 1871. Seventh edition.
[2], viii, 102pp. With a half-title, an 8pp terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue, and several engraved illustrations in the text. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
SHAKESPEARE, William. The dramatic works of Shakspeare. Allan Bell and Co.. 1837.
In seven volumes. Each play has a separate title and pagination. With 31 engraved plates, and numerous engraved vignettes. Original publisher's gilt-stamped salmon cloth, A.E.G., housed in original publisher's moire cloth slipcase. Spines sunned and discoloured, lightly rubbed. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 375.00
ROSSETTI, Dante Gabriel. The collected works of dante gabriel rossetti. Ellis and Elvey. 1890.
In two volumes. xliii, [2], 528; xl, 521pp, [1]. With half-titles. Original publisher's gilt-stamped navy cloth. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Decorated endpapers, armorial bookplates of Sir Mervyn Ll. Peel to FEPs, internally clean and crisp. A fine set.
Price
£ 200.00