Recent Acquisitions

[PIDANSAT DE MARIOBERT, Mathieu-Francois]. Anecdotes sur M. la Comtesse du Barri. [s.n.]. 1776.
408pp. Partly uncut in original publisher's pink paper boards, paper lettering-piece with title in manuscript. Heavy rubbing to extremities with extensive surface loss to spine, spots of soiling, ink inscription of 'Dalhousie' to upper board. Occasional dust-soiling, hole to top margin of A12, touching text but with no loss of sense, marginal loss to Q5 due to burning, scorch mark touching though not obscuring text, pen trials to recto of FFEP, armorial bookplate of Earl of Dalhousie to FEP. From the library of Hugh Selbourne, with small ink-stamps to verso of title and occasionally to margins.
Price
£ 75.00
GROSCLAUDE. Les gaietes de l'annee (deuxieme annee). Librairie Moderne. 1887.
[4], 310pp, [2]. With numerous illustrations in the text by Caran d'Ache. Contemporary navy half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt, original publisher's illustrated paper wraps bound-in. Minor wear to extremities, spine sunned. Marbled endpapers, occasional spots of foxing.
Price
£ 50.00
TOUCHATOUT [BIENVENU, Leon-Charles]. Histoire de France tintamarresque depuis les temps les plus recules jusqu'a nos jours. A la Librairie Illustree. c.1900.
viii, 453pp, [1]. With a half-title, a hand-coloured engraved frontispiece, six hand-coloured engraved plates, and numerous illustrations in the text. Contemporary half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt, original publisher's illustrated paper wraps bound-in. Minor wear to extremities. Marbled endpapers, bottom margin of title and first leaf of preface shaved, sporadic foxing throughout.
Price
£ 50.00
[CHURCH OF ENGLAND]. A form of prayer To be Used on Wednesday the Fifth day of June next ensuing, within the Cities of London and Westminster, and Ten miles distance of the same. And on Wednesday the Nineteenth of the same June through the rest of the whole Kingdom; Being the Fast-Day appointed by the King and Queen's Proclamation to Implore the Blessing of Almighty God upon Their Majesties Forces by Sea and Land, and Success in the War now Declared against the French King. By Their Majesties Special Command. Printed by Charles Bill, and Thomas Newcomb, Printers to the King and Queen's most Excellent Majesties. 1689. First edition.
[40]pp. [Bound with;] A form of prayer and Thanksgiving To Almighty God, To be Used throughout the Cities of London and Westminster, and elsewhere within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, on Sunday the 12th Day of this Instant November: And in all other Places throughout the Kingdom of England, Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwick upon Tweed, on Sunday the 26th Day of this Instant November: For the Preservation of His Majesty from the great and manifold Dangers to which His Royal Person was exposed during His late Expedition: And for His safe Return to His People. By Their Majesties Special Command. London, Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, deceas'd; Printers to the King and Queens most Excellent Majesties, 1693. [18]pp. Without terminal blank leaf. Recent tan paper boards. Very minor wear to extremities. Occasional shaving to top margins of first work, clipping running-title at times, ink numerals to final page of first work, the odd spot of light dust-soiling, light damp-staining to all leaves of second work.
Price
£ 125.00
[CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY]. Church Missionary Society Jubilee. No. IX. Conversation between a missionary and his little boy on the jubilee festival of the Church Missionary Society. Church Missionary House. 1848. First edition.
16pp. Stitched, as issued. Slight marking, else fine.
Price
£ 125.00
[ASTHMA]. Dr. N. Tucker's Asthma Specific. J. Lovejoy & Son. c.1900. First edition.
[2], 45pp, [1]. With a photographic portrait frontispiece depicting Nathan Tucker, M.D.. Original publisher's printed tan paper wraps. Minor wear and the odd spot of soiling to extremities. Occasional creasing to leaves, sporadic light foxing. Included is a typed letter on A. Q. Tucker & Co. Ltd. stationary addressed to a Mr. John Blakeley of Carlisle, explaining the terms of a free trial of the medicine.
Price
£ 100.00
OWEN, John. The Christian monitor for the last days; or, a caution to the professedly religious against the corruptions of the latter times, by doctrine, discipline, and morals. Printed for T. Cadell, jun. and W. Davies. 1799. First edition.
[2], x, 276pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, gilt. Heavy rubbing to spine and joints, some surface loss to boards. Light damp-staining to preliminaries, occasional spots of foxing, ink inscription to recto of FFEP; 'Martha Louisa Attinsole May 15th 1802. M.A.', with 'E. Blake 1830' inscribed beneath.
Price
£ 150.00
RAPIN DE THOYRAS, [Paul de]. Dissertation sur les whigs et les torys. Chez Charles le Vier. 1717.
[8], 162pp. Title in red and black. Contemporary calf, gilt. Without lettering-piece, rubbed, joints starting, slight loss to head and foot of spine. Marbled endpapers, light damp-staining and occasional spots of foxing throughout, loss to bottom margin of B2, not affecting text. From the library of Hugh Selbourne, with small ink-stamps to verso of title and occasionally to margins.
Price
£ 100.00
MORE, Hannah. Letters to young ladies. Leavitt & Co.. 1850.
[5], 8-125pp. Without half title. Original publisher's brown blind-stamped cloth. Rubbing to extremities. Bookseller's ticket of Marvin & Hitchcock to FEP, hinges splitting, foxed throughout, pen-trial to frontispiece with occasional further pen- and pencil-trials to margins.
Price
£ 50.00
MIRABEAU, Honore Gabreil Riqueti, Comte De. Mirabeau's love-letters. Arthur L. Humphreys. 1909.
[4], 347pp, [1]. Title in red and black. Attractively bound in contemporary tooled calf, gilt. Minor surface wear and soiling to extremities. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp but for the odd spot of foxing. From the library of Hugh Selbourne, with small ink-stamps to verso of title and occasionally to margins. From The Royal Library Historical Series.
Price
£ 150.00
BRANTOME, [Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de]. Famous women. Arthur L. Humphreys. 1908. First English edition.
vi, 336pp. Title in red and black. Attractively bound in contemporary tooled calf, gilt. Minor surface wear and soiling to extremities. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp but for the odd spot of foxing. From The Royal Library Historical Series.
Price
£ 125.00
DESCLOZEAUX, Adrien. Gabrielle d'Estrees. Arthur Humphreys. 1907. First English edition.
vi, 330pp. With half-title. Title in red and black. Uncut and unopened in original publisher's cream cloth backed blue paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Some browning and dust-soiling to extremities. Internally clean and crisp but for the occasional spot of foxing. From The Royal Library Historical Series.
Price
£ 50.00
[HEAD, Francis Bond]. A faggot of French sticks. John Murray. 1852. First edition.
In two volumes. viii, [1], 10-463, [1]; iv, [1], 6-455pp, [1]. Handsomely bound in contemporary calf, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Slight rubbing and some spots of soiling to extremities. Marbled endpapers and edges, sporadic foxing, armorial bookplates of Wm. Webb Hayward to both FEPs. From the library of Hugh Selbourne, with small ink-stamps to verso of title and occasionally to margins.
Price
£ 175.00
[BOLINGBROKE, Henry St. John, Viscount]. A collection of political tracts. By the Author of the Dissertation upon parties. Printed for T. Davies. 1775.
[4], 288 [i.e. 338]pp, [8]. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbing to extremities with some surface loss and soiling. Light browning to title. From the library of Hugh Selbourne, with small ink-stamps to verso of title and occasionally to margins.
Price
£ 75.00
[JARVES, James Jackson]. Parisian sights and French principles, seen through American spectacles. Clarke, Beeton, & Co.. 1853. First London edition.
[6], viii, 245pp, [3]. With two preliminary publishers advertisement leaves, another terminal leaf of same, a half-title, an engraved frontispiece, four engraved plates, and numerous illustrations in the text. Partially unopened in original publisher's brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed with some loss and tearing to head and foot of spine. Armorial bookplate of Reginald Arthur Tatton to FEP.
Price
£ 150.00
JENNER, Edward. A flora of Tunbridge Wells, being a list of indigenous plants within a radius of fifteen miles around that place. Printed and Published by J. Colbran. [1845]. First edition.
xx, [4], 134pp, [1]. With a half-title, terminal leaf of subscribers, and two engraved hand-coloured plates. Original publisher's blind-stamped red cloth boards, recently rebacked with original spine laid-on, gilt. Extremities slightly soiled, loss to cloth of original sunned spine showing necessity of rebacking. Hinges splitting, bookplate of Norfolk and Norwich library to FEP, occasional toning to leaves.
Price
£ 75.00
FREESE, J. H.. The memoirs and correspondence of Madame D'Epinay. H. S. Nichols Ltd.. 1899.
In three volumes. xlviii, 337; vii, [1], 348; viii, 356pp. With a half-title and an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume. Partially uncut in contemporary navy half-morocco, blue cloth boards, T.E.G., gilt. Spines slightly sunned, light surface wear. Marbled endpapers, bookplates of Marion C. Walker to all FEPs, internally clean and crisp. Limited edition of 500 copies.
Price
£ 200.00
FREER, Martha Walker. The life of Marguerite D'Angouleme, Queen of Navarre, Duchesse D'Alencon and De Berry, Sister of Francis I., King of France, and author of "The Heptameron." From numerous unpublished sources... The Burrows Brothers Company. 1895.
In two volumes. vii, [1], 381; [4], 375pp. With a half-title and an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume. Partially uncut in contemporary navy half-morocco, blue cloth boards, T.E.G., gilt. Spines slightly sunned, light surface wear. Marbled endpapers, bookplates of Marion C. Walker to both FEPs, internally clean and crisp. One of 750 copies (This copy unnumbered) reprinted for the Burrows Brothers Company by John Wilson and Son, at the University Press, Cambridge (Mass.), 1894.
Price
£ 200.00
DOWSON, Ernest. Memoirs of Cardinal Dubois. Leonard Smithers and Co.. 1899.
In two volumes. xvi, 282; viii, 268pp. With a half-title and an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume. Partially uncut in contemporary navy half-morocco, blue cloth boards, T.E.G., gilt. Spines slightly sunned, light surface wear. Marbled endpapers, bookplates of Marion C. Walker to both FEPs, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
VENTOUILLAC, L. T.. The french librarian, or literary guide, pointing out the best works of the principle writers of france, in every branch of literature; with criticisms, personal anecdotes, and bibliographical notices; precede by a sketch of the progress of french literature. Treuttel, Wurtz, Treuttel, Jun. and Richter. 1829.
[4], xliv, 536pp. With a 16pp. publisher's catalogue bound-in. Largely unopened in original publisher's blue paper boards, backed in brown paper, printed paper title label. A trifle rubbed, some loss to title label and paper of board edges. Overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00