Recent Acquisitions

MAHAN, A[lfred], T[hayer]. The life of nelson: the embodiment of the sea power of great britain. Sampson, Low, Marston, & Company, Limited. 1897. First British edition.
In two volumes. xxiii, [5], 454; xvi, [4], 427pp, [5]. With half-titles, an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume, 37 plates, a tipped-in publisher's announcement to the rear of Vol. I, and two terminal publisher's advertisement leaves to Vol. II. Untrimmed and partially unopened in original publisher's navy gilt-stamped cloth, T.E.G. Extremities lightly rubbed and marked. Private library shelf-label to FEP of Vol. II, frontispiece of Vol. II detached, short marginal tear to one leaf of Vol. II, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
MAHAN, A[lfred], T[hayer]. The life of nelson: the embodiment of the sea power of great britain. Sampson, Low, Marston, & Company, Limited. 1897. First British edition.
In two volumes. xxiii, [5], 454; xvi, [4], 427pp, [5]. With half-titles, an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume, 37 plates, a tipped-in publisher's announcement to the rear of Vol. I, and two terminal publisher's advertisement leaves to Vol. II. Untrimmed and partially unopened in original publisher's navy gilt-stamped cloth, T.E.G. Extremities lightly rubbed and marked. Book-labels of Alfred, Viscount Milner to FEPs, very occasional marginal loss, one plate detached, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
MAHAN, A[lfred] T[hayer]. The influence of sea power upon the french revolution and empire 1793-1812. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington. [1892]. Fourth edition.
In two volumes. xx, [2], 380; xvii, [3], 428pp. With 13 plates. Original publisher's navy gilt-stamped cloth, T.E.G. Extremities lightly rubbed. Armorial bookplates of of Randle Jackson to FEPs, internally clean and crisp.
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£ 75.00
ALBERTI, Leon Battista. I dieci libri di architettura di leon battista alberti tradotti in italiano da cosimo bartoli... Nella stamperia di Giovanni Zempel presso Monte Giordano. 1784. New edition.
xxvi, 565pp, [1]. With 35 engraved folding plates. Attractively bound in contemporary richly gilt-tooled calf, tan morocco lettering-piece, gilt, armorial coloured arms of Cardinal Fiov. Andrea de Caledocia to boards, with arms of Malta superimposed, A.E.G., housed in custom tan cloth case. Extremities worn and a trifle marked, worming, surface loss, and slight cracking to spine, joints split. Marbled endpapers - some worming, occasional light spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 950.00
RUSSELL, Bertrand. The ABC of relativity. Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd.. 1925. First edition.
[6], 231pp, [1]. With half-title. Original publisher's blue cloth, gilt. A trifle rubbed and marked, spine sunned. Endpapers toned, recent ink ownership inscription to FFEP, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 125.00
WHITEHEAD, Alfred North. Science and the modern world. At the University Press. 1926. First English edition.
xi, [1], 296pp. With half-title. Original publisher's navy blue cloth, gilt. Slightest of rubbing and spotting. A near fine copy. From the library, though not identified as such, of British barrister Patrick Neill, Baron Neill of Bladen (1926-2016).
Price
£ 150.00
KNAPP, Georg Friedrich. The state theory of money. Macmillan and Co., Limited. 1924. First edition in English.
xviii, 306pp. With half-title. Original publisher's green cloth, gilt. Rubbed, bumped, and sunned, split to head of spine. Browning to endpapers, lightly spotted. From the library, though not identified as such, of British barrister Patrick Neill, Baron Neill of Bladen (1926-2016).
Price
£ 250.00
CASSEL, Gustav. Fundamental thoughts in economics. T. Fisher Unwin Ltd.. 1925. First edition in English.
159pp, [1]. With half-title. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in blue. A trifle rubbed and marked. Foxed. From the library, though not identified as such, of British barrister Patrick Neill, Baron Neill of Bladen (1926-2016).
Price
£ 125.00
[WARD, Edward]. The Tipling Philosophers. A Lyrick Poem. To which is subjoin'd, A short Abstract of their Lives and most memorable Actions . Printed: And Sold by J. Woodward. 1710.
[8], 40pp. With an additional title-page 'Wine and wisdom: or, the Tipling Philosophers...' (seemingly extracted from the later reissue, ESTC T124665), bound in place of leaf A4 (which in said reissue contains an advertisement for books printed for A. Bettesworth, ESTC does not however state whether this ought to be the case in this printing) - with the imprint date of both titles altered in manuscript to 1719. Contemporary half-calf, recently rebacked to style. Rubbing to boards. Ownership inscription of 'Robt. Holden' to FEP, later armorial bookplate to recto of FFEP, later ownership inscription of 'H. Slopes / Sept. 16th 1887' to head of same, occasional marginal ink-staining, foxed.
Price
£ 450.00
PERCY, Henry. Cautions for company and battalion drill. John W. Parker and Son. 1860.
64pp. Partially unopened in original publisher's printed paper drab wrappers. Extremities rubbed, dust-soiled and a trifle creased, illegible ink inscription to upper panel that gives mention to Henry Percy. Very occasional ink marking to margins, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
SOCIETY OF NAVAL GENTLEMEN. Britannia triumphant: or, An Account of the Sea-Fights and Victories of the English Nation, From the earliest Times, down to the Conclusion of the late War...to which is prefixed, A Large Introduction, Containing the History of Navigation... Printed for R. James. 1767.
li, [1], 224pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece, and five engraved plates. Contemporary sheep, recently rebacked with contemporary spine laid-on, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities worn, surface repairs to boards, some marking. Lightly foxed throughout.
Price
£ 250.00
[BRITISH ARMY]. Field exercise and evolutions of the army, as revised in 1833. Printed and Sold by William Clowes. 1833.
xvi, 336pp. With 37 plates of infantry manoeuvres. Recent dark green half-morocco, brown cloth boards, gilt, marbled edges. A trifle rubbed and marked. Lightly foxed, occasional offsetting.
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£ 125.00
BOWNE, Eliza Southgate. A girl's life eighty years ago: selections from the letters of eliza southgate bowne. Chapman and Hall Limited. 1888. First edition.
xii, 239pp, [1]. With a portrait frontispiece and 14 plates. Original publisher's tan buckram, decorated and lettered in green and brown simulating the style of an embroidery sampler. Light marking to extremities. Contemporary hand-painted gift inscription tipped-in to FFEP, lower hinge cracked, marginal chipping to a single leaf, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 50.00
WARDROP, Major A[lexander] E[rnest]. Modern pig-sticking. Macmillan and Co.. 1914. First edition.
xii, 304pp, [4]. With half-title, two terminal advertisement leaves, a tipped-in errata slip, a monochrome photographic frontispiece, and 35 monochrome photographic illustrations. Original publisher's gilt-stamped navy cloth. A trifle rubbed and marked. Light browning to endpapers, contemporary ink gift inscription to FFEP, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
AFLALO, F[rederick] G.[eorge]. The sportsman's book for india. Horace Marshall & Son. 1904. First edition.
xvi, 567pp, [1]. With half-title, a tipped-in errata slip, a folding colour map bound as frontispiece, 41 monochrome photographic illustrations, and four monochrome line maps. Partially uncut in original publisher's pictorial olive green cloth, lettered in black and gilt. Extremities lightly rubbed, corners bumped. Occasional spotting.
Price
£ 100.00
EAMER, John. Colonel sir john eamer's defence on the court martial held on charges preferred against him by captain william ayres, &c. &c. to which are added, the charges at length; together with the sentence, and his majesty's decision thereon. [Nichols and Son]. 1885. First edition.
[4], 84pp. Original publisher's drab paper wrappers. Slight chipping and rubbing, wrappers separating from text-block. Very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 125.00
HART, Richard. Ecclesiastical records of england, ireland, and scotland, from the fifth century till the reformation: being an epitome of british councils, the legatine and provincial constitutions, and other memorials of the olden time, with prolegomena and notes. Printed by Metcalfe and Palmer. 1836. First edition.
viii, [4], 322pp, [2]. With an engraved frontispiece and a terminal list of subscribers. Uncut and unopened in original publisher's drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Light rubbing, some scoring and marking to boards, chipping to lettering-piece. Later armorial bookplate of Henry Birkbeck to FEP, foxed.
Price
£ 75.00
[SAEL, George]. Mental amusement; or, the Juvenile Moralist: consisting of moral essays, allegories, and tales, interspersed with poetical pieces. Calculated for the use of private families and public schools. Printed for G. Sael...and sold by M. Poole and Son. 1798. Second edition, revised.
viii, 136pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Original publisher's green calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting paper lettering-piece ('1s 6d'). A trifle rubbed, slight chipping to lettering-piece. Both free endpapers torn away, with later manuscript inscription to verso of frontispiece, leaves F3-F4 protruding from text block, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 1,250.00
ALBERTI DI VILLANUOVA, Francesco . Nuovo dizionario portatile, italiano-francese, compendiato da quello d'alberti... Presso Bossange, Masson e Besson, Librai. 1797.
[4], xxiii, [1], 495pp, [1]. With half-title. [Bound with:] ALBERTI DI VILLANUOVA, Francesco. Nouveau dictionnaire de poche, francois-italien, abrege de celui d'alberti... A Paris. Chez Bossange, Masson et Besson, 1797. 11, [1], xxiii, [1], 432pp. With half-title. 12mo. Contemporary sheep, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Heavily worn. Hinges exposed, loss to half-title, loss to corners of b3 and I1 - touching text in both instances with some loss of sense, light damp-staining to first half of text-block, leaves toned, occasional spotting and marginal chipping.
Price
£ 150.00
GURNEY, Joseph John. Thoughts on habit and discipline. Hamilton, Adams, and Co.. 1844. Second edition.
v, [3], 318pp, [2]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Rubbed, a trifle marked, corners bumped. Foxed throughout. Presentation copy, ink inscription to FFEP; 'To / Henry Birkbeck Junr. / from his attached uncle / & aunt / J. J. Gurney / E. P Gurney'.
Price
£ 125.00