Recent Acquisitions

[SCOTLAND]. Historical Reprints. - I. The political creed of a tory-malecontent. Taken from the Free-Holder. [s.n.], 1745 [Actually c.1885].
8pp. [Bound with:] Historical Reprints. - II. Duke Hamilton's Conditions, for Surrendering himself with all the Officers and Souldiers under his command... [s.i.]. Printed for R. B., 1648. [Actually c.1885]. 8pp. [And:] Historical Reprints. - VI. The affairs of scotland in 1689: being A Collection of MS. Accounts of dundee's campaign, From the Papers of Mr. Nairne, Under Secretary to King James II. from 1688 to 1701. [s.i.]. [s.n.], [s.d.]. 39pp, [1]. [And:] Historical Reprints. - IX. The impostor painted in his own colours; or, The base Birth and Parentage of the Chevalier De St George, alias the pretender... London. Printed by J. Read, [s.d.]. 16pp. [And:] Historical Reprints. - XV. Two Important State Papers. I. Sir Walter Mildmay's Opinion concerning the Keeping of the Queen of Scots. II. A Letter from the Earl of Leicester to the Earl of Sussex concerning the Queen of Scots. 1569. Edinburgh. Privately printed, 1886. 20pp. [And:] Historical Reprints. - XVI. The earl of hertford's expedition Against Scotland. 1544. Edinburgh. Privately printed, 1886. 23pp, [1]. [And:] Historical Reprints. - XVIII. An answer to the Second Manifesto of the Pretender's eldest Son... London. Printed for M. Cooper, 1746. [Actually c.1885]. 42pp. 12mo. Recent blue buckram, printed paper lettering-piece. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Internally immaculate.
Price
£ 125.00
[GLENCOE]. The Massacre of Glenco, being a true narrative of the barbarous murther of the glenco-men, in the highlands of scotland, by way of military execution, on the 13th of feb. 1692...Faithfully Extracted from the Records of Parliament, and Published for undeceiving those who have been imposed upon by false Accounts. Re-printed for D. Webster. 1818.
52pp. Recent tan paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities a trifle marked. Recent bookplate of Alan Kirk to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
DIDEROT, Denis. D'ALEMBERT, Denis. Select essays from the encyclopedy, being the most curious, entertaining, and instructive parts of that very extensive work, written by Mallet, Diderot, D'Alembert, and Others, the Most Celebrated Writers of the Age. Printed for Samuel Leacroft. 1772. First edition.
[4], iv, [2], 372pp. With half-title. Nineteenth-century maroon roan, gilt, titled to upper board. Marbled endpapers, with the later book-label of 'Iain J.A.S. Woolley' to FEP, pencilled inscription of the same owner to blank fly-leaf. Slightly rubbed, a little chipped to joints at head of spine. Marginal paper flaw to F1.
Price
£ 750.00
CONRAD, Joseph. HUEFFER, Ford Maddox. The nature of a crime. Duckworth & Co.. 1924. First edition.
119pp. [1]. With a half-title. Publisher's announcement of Hueffer's forthcoming Joseph Conrad; a personal remembrance loosely inserted. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. Endpapers a trifle browned, dustwrapper ever so slightly dust-soiled, a fine copy.
Price
£ 100.00
CONRAD, Joseph. Tales of hearsay. T. Fisher Unwin Ltd.. 1925. First edition.
287pp, [1]. With a half-title. Original publisher's dark green cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Fore-edge spotted, dustwrapper lightly dust-soiled and a trifle chipped. Internally immaculate.
Price
£ 200.00
CONRAD, Joseph. The rover. T. Fisher Unwin Ltd.. 1923. First edition.
317pp, [1]. With a half-title. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Slightest of marking to boards, fore-edge foxed, dustwrapper lightly dust-soiled and a trifle chipped. Browning to endpapers, else internally immaculate.
Price
£ 200.00
SOMERVILLE, E. OE. ROSS, Martin. In Mr Knox's Country. Longmans, Green and Co.. 1915. First edition.
vii, [1], 311pp, [1]. With a half-title and eight illustrated plates by E. OE. Somerville. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt, white, and black. Lightly rubbed and marked, spotting to fore-edge, corners bumped, a trifle cocked. Lightly foxed. Presentation copy, signed by Somerville to recto of FFEP and title-page.
Price
£ 200.00
[ROYAL NAVY VOLUNTEER RESERVE]. Wavy navy by some who served. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.. 1950. First edition.
Limited edition of 260 copies, of which 250 for sale, this being number 32. 263pp, [1]. With a half-title, a colour illustrated frontispiece, and five further colour illustrated plates. Original publisher's navy morocco, lettered in gilt, crest of the R.N.V.R. stamped in gilt to upper board, T.E.G. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Marbled endpapers, near contemporary inked gift inscription to verso of FFEP, else internally immaculate. Signed by Lord Cunningham of Hyndhope to verso of half-title.
Price
£ 75.00
[CHAPBOOKS]. Cheap repository. Sunday reading. Some new thoughts for the new year. Sold by J. Marshall...and R. White, [s.d., c.1796].
24pp, Woodcut vignette to title. Stitched, as issued. A trifle toned and dust-soiled.
Price
£ 200.00
HOPE, Alex. J. Beresford. The report of her majesty's commission on the laws of marriage, relative to marriage with a deceased wife's sister, examined in a letter to sir robert harry inglis, bart. m.p.. James Ridgway. 1849. Third edition, revised and enlarged.
94pp, [2]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Original publisher's blue printed paper wrappers. Slight chipping to head of spine. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 175.00
[PROYART, Lievin-Bonaventure]. The life of princess louisa (madame louise), of france, daughter of louis xv, king of france: a carmelite nun. Printed by J. Easton...For Mrs. Elizabeth Macdonald. 1808. New edition.
In two volumes. xix, [1], 256; 264pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt, marbled edges. Rubbed, upper joints split with boards held by cords only, loss to top spine compartments of both vols. Occasional spotting, small hole to text of leaf G7, Vol. II - without loss of sense.
Price
£ 125.00
[BRISTOL REFUGE SOCIETY]. The first report of the bristol refuge society, for the Restoration of Females Who have unhappily fallen from Virtue, Ending 6 Month 30, 1815; with a list of the donors and subscribers. [s.n.]. [1914].
An early twentieth-century facsimile reprint of the original 1815 printing. 31pp, [1]. Original publisher's printed drab paper wrappers. Very light creasing.
Price
£ 100.00
LADY WALLACE. The conduct of the king of prussia and general dumourier, investigated by lady wallace. Printed for J. Debrett. 1793. First edition.
[4], 156pp, [4]. With two terminal advertisement leaves. Uncut, partially unopened, stitched, as issued. Ink inscription to title-page, occasional spotting, dust-soiling, chipping to margins.
Price
£ 250.00
AESCHYLUS. The tragedies of aeschylus translated. By r. potter. Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell. 1779. Second edition, corrected, with notes.
In two volumes. [6], lxvi, [20], 254; [4], 383pp, [1]. With half-titles and a list of subscribers. Contemporary speckled calf. Contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Lightly rubbed, slight splitting to joints of Vol. II. Loss to FFEP of Vol. II, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
HOUSSAYE, Arsene. Les grandes dames. E. Dentu. 1868. First edition.
In four volumes. [4], viii, 387, [1]; [4], 379, [1]; [4], 363, [1]; [4], 366pp. With four engraved plates. Contemporary calf-backed marbled brown cloth boards, gilt. A trifle rubbed and marked. Marbled endpapers, lightly spotted, occasional toning to leaves.
Price
£ 100.00
JAMESON, Mrs. [Anna Brownell]. Memoirs of celebrated female sovereigns. Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. 1831. First edition.
In two volumes. [5], viii-xiii, [3], 327; [4], 359pp. Without half-titles. Contemporary navy half-calf, purple buckram boards, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, foxed.
Price
£ 150.00
VIDA, Marco Girolamo. Marci hieronymi vidae, cremonensis, albae episcopi de arte poetica Libri Tres, bucolica, et epistolam ad Joannem Matthaeum Gibertum. Typis Academicis. 1722.
[18], ix, [1], 145pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and a list of subscriber's. Without half-title. Additional title-page (dated 1722) bound in. Contemporary speckled calf, morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Lightly rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
MASON, William. Karaktakos epi mone. Sive cl. masoni caractacus graeco carmine redditus cum versione latina. E Typographeo Clarendoniano. 1781. First edition.
[8], 218pp, [2]. With a half-title and a terminal errata leaf. First three words of title transliterated from the Greek. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, Short closed tear to head of leaf Cc3, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
POPE, A[lexander]. Selecta poemata italorum Qui Latine scripserunt. Cura conjusdam Anonymi Anno 1684 congesta, iterum in lucem data, una cum aliorum Italorum operibus, Accurante A. Pope. Impensis J. & P. Knapton. 1740.
In two volumes. [4]. 47, [1], 53-270; [8], 252pp. Titles in red and black. Contemporary speckled calf, morocco lettering-pieces, spines richly gilt. Rubbed, splitting to spines. Armorial bookplate of William Benson Earle to FEPs, very occasional light dust-soiling, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
[DONNE, John]. ADAMS, John. An essay concerning self-murther. Wherein is endeavour’d to prove, That it is unlawful according to natural Principles. With some considerations upon what is pretended from the said principles, by the Author of a Treatise, intituled, Biathanatos, and Others. Printed for Tho. Bennet. 1700. First edition.
[16], 320pp. Contemporary panelled calf, spine richly gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Short splits to joints at head of spine, slightly rubbed to extremities, else a fine, unpressed copy. With ink inscription and armorial bookplate of John Rolle, Baron Rolle of Stevenstone (1750-1842), to FEP.
Price
£ 750.00