Recent Acquisitions

HAMLEY, General Sir Edward. The war in the crimea. Seeley and Co. Limited. 1910. Second edition.
vi, [2], 312pp, [16] publisher's catalogue. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and eight engraved plates. Original publisher's maroon cloth, gilt. Some slight rubbing and light spots of soiling. Hinges splitting, recent armorial bookplate to recto FFEP of Cefntilla, family seat of the Raglan baronetcy, alongside ownership inscriptions of 'Robert Arthur Lt. Col., Coast Artillery Corps U.S. Army' and 'George F. Heaney Jr. Colonel, C.A.C', bookplate to FEP of 'Department of the Navy, Bureau of Navigation, Ship's Library, U.S.S. Dubuque', with occasional embossed stamps of same throughout.
Price
£ 100.00
HOME, Henry, Lord Kames. Sketches of the history of man. Printed for William Creech. 1807. New edition.
In three volumes. [2], 525; iv, 482; vii, [1], 514pp, [2]. With a terminal advertisement leaf to Vol. III. Contemporary speckled calf, black morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Slight rubbing to spines, lightly marked. Armorial bookplates of 'William McNaught, Writer, Port-Glasgow' to all front endpapers, private ink-stamps of 'Alec Ramsay' to blank fly-leaves, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
[STUART, Charles Edward]. The history of prince charles edward stuart, commonly called the pretender. Printed for the Booksellers. c.1850. First edtion.
24pp. With a woodcut portrait of the Prince to title-page. Number 120 in a series. Unbound. Slight chipping to leaf margins, lightly dust-soiled.
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£ 75.00
[BURNS, Robert]. An interesting history of robert burns; the ayrshire bard. Printed for the Booksellers. c.1850. First edition.
24pp. With a woodcut portrait of the poet to title-page. Number 60 in a larger chapbook series. Uncut and unopened, as issued. Slight chipping to leaf margins, lightly dust-soiled.
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£ 75.00
LOCKE, John. Some Familiar Letters between Mr. locke, and Several of his Friends. Printed for A. and J. Churchill. 1708. First edition.
[4], 540pp. [Bound uniformly with:] [LOCKE, John]. Mr. Locke's Reply To the Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Worcester's Answer to his Second Letter... London. Printed by H.C. for A. and J. Churchill, 1699. First edition. [2], 452pp, [2]. With terminal errata. Marginal loss to X4, some browning to text. [And:] [LOCKE, John]. Mr. Locke's Reply To the Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Worcester's Answer to his Letter, Concerning some passages relating to Mr. Locke's Essay of humane Understanding: in a late Discourse of his Lordships, in Vindication of the Trinity. London. Printed by H. Clark for A. and J. Churchill, 1697. First edition. [4], 174pp, [2], 7, [5]. With half-title and two terminal advertisement leaves. 8vo. Three volumes. Contemporary blind-panelled sprinkled calf, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed, especially to spines, with some cracking to joints, with old lot ticket to spine of Vol I. Early ink-stamps of 'Philadelphia Frewen' to preliminaries of each volume.
Price
£ 2,000.00
ALLIBOND, John. Rustica academiae oxoniensis Nuper Reformatae descriptio, In Visitatione Fanatica Octobris sexto, &c. Anno Domini 1648 cum Comitiis ibidem Anno sequente: Et aliis notatu non Indignis. Impensis G. Redmayne. [1700?]. Third edition.
19pp, [1]. Stitched into original marbled paper wrappers. A trifle dog-earred, with some loss to spine, tearing/creasing to extremities, but nevertheless a remarkable survival in unsophisticated condition
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£ 950.00
STENGEL, Karl. S. P. N. benedicti monachorum in occidente patriarchae Regulae totius Oeconomia, ex A. R. P. D. bendicti haefteni Mon: Afligeniensis Praepositi Disquisitionibus Monasticis instructa, & decem libris illustrata, per R. P. D. Carolum Stengelium Abbatem Anhusanum Ord. S. Ben. Typis Andreae Apergeri. 1648.
[9], 286pp. In two parts. [16], 388, 129pp, [3]. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities dust-soiled, some surface loss to lower board, ink library shelf marks to foot of spine. Bookplate, library tickets, and ink-stamps of St. Augustine's Abbey Monastery, Ramsgate to front endpapers, ink annotation (contemporary bibliographical notes?) to recto of FFEP, worm trails to top margins of first half of text-block, touching running-title in places, occasional light browning and spots of foxing.
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£ 200.00
NIEREMBERG, Juan Eusebio. Chemin Royal Pour Arriver Bientost a la Perfection, par la Conformite' a la volonte de dieu avec la vie du Venerable pere P. Pierre Canisius de la Compagnie de Jesus. De L'Imprimerie de Jean Serrurier. 1642.
In two parts. [16], 388, 129pp, [3]. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities dust-soiled, remnant of leather ties to boards, library shelf mark done with correction fluid to foot of spine. Bookplate and library ticket of St. Augustine's Abbey Monastery, Ramsgate to front endpapers, ink annotation to title, occasional light browning and spots of foxing.
Price
£ 275.00
RUSKIN, John. Notes by Mr. Ruskin on Samuel Prout and William Hunt, illustrated by a loan collection of drawings exhibited at The Fine Art Society's Galleries, 148 New Bond Street. 1879-80. Printed by Strangeways & Sons. [1879]. First edition.
108pp. Original publisher's printed paper wraps. Spots of browning and soiling to extremities, chipping and some loss to spine, upper wrap separating. Internally clean and crisp but for occasional light foxing.
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£ 50.00
BRACKENBURY, H[enry]. The last campaign of Hanover. From the Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, vo. xiv.. Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty. [1870]. First offprint edition.
18pp. With two engraved folding maps. Stitched, as issued. Lightly foxed throughout with the occasional spot of mild dust-soiling.
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£ 75.00
[ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS]. Pharmacopoeia Collegii Regalis medicorum londinensis. Typis G. Bowyer; Impensis R.Knaplock et al.. 1721. Fourth edition.
[16], 24, 29-154pp, [8]. Text complete despite erratic pagination, errata leaf bound at end, as part of index. Without two terminal advertisement leaves. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary panelled calf. Slight rubbing, joints a little cracked (though holding very firm) with short splits and chipping at head and foot. Armorial bookplate of 'Nath. Cholmley Esq.' to FEP, lightly foxed, otherwise a fresh copy. From the recently dispersed library of Hugh Selbourne, with neat ink-stamps to verso of title and p.51 margin.
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£ 1,250.00
[ARTHUR RACKHAM]. MOORE, Clement C.. The night before christmas. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. [1932]. Second edition.
35pp, [3]. With four colour plates illustrated by Arthur Rackham and numerous line illustrations. Title in red and black. Original publisher's red cloth boards, lettered in black. Light rubbing to extremities, a trifle sunned. Decorated endpapers, very light foxing throughout.
Price
£ 200.00
[AUCTION CATALOGUE]. Particulars and conditions of sale of A Desirable Freehold Estate, called ingo estate...Exclusive of the Inexhaustible seam of coals, and Valuable lime quarry...Which will be sold by auction By Mr. Christie...At his Great Room in Pall Mall, on Thursday the 25th of August, 1791, at one o'clock. [s.n.]. [1791]. First edition.
3pp, [1]. Single folded leaf, with docket title to verso. Very lightly browned and dust-soiled, slight creasing.
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£ 350.00
BEAUMARCHAIS, Pierre-Augustin Caron de. Oeuvres completes de M. de Beaumarchais... [s.n.]. 1780.
Four volumes. [4], 360; [4], 390; [4], 355, [1]; [4], 458pp. With edition-title to each volume. Finely bound in eighteenth-century English tree calf, spines richly gilt with contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces. Slightest of rubbing to extremities, else a fine set. Internally immaculate. From the library of the Earls of Lovelace, with ink-stamps of Ben Damph Forest to front endpaper.
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£ 450.00
[TREATIES]. A collection of all the treaties of peace, alliance, and commerce, between great-britain and other powers, from the Revolution in 1688, to the present time. Printed for J. Almon. 1772. First edition.
In two volumes. viii, 404, [4]; iv, 342pp. With a half-title to Vol. I and a folding table. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Slight rubbing and soiling, surface loss to upper board of Vol. I, upper joint of Vol. I starting. Light marginal damp-staining to final two registers of Vol. II. From the library of the Earls of Lovelace, with ink-stamps of the Ben Damph Forest to both FEPs.
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£ 500.00
DOUCE, Francis. Illustrations of shakspeare, and of ancient manners: with dissertation in the clowns and fools of shakspeare; on the collection of popular tales entitled gesta romanorum; and on the english morris dance. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1807. First edition.
In two volumes. xv, [1], 526; [4], 499pp, [1]. With a half-title to each volume, eight wood- and copper-engraved plates, and one folding hand-coloured copper-engraved plate depicting a scene of Morris dancing. Handsomely bound in contemporary calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Light rubbing to spines. Marbled endpapers. Internally clean and crisp, a fine copy. From the library of the Earls of Lovelace, with ink stamps of the Ben Damph Forest Library to recto of both FFEPs.
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£ 450.00
[PLUMPTRE, John]. A concise view of the history of religious knowledge, from the creation of the world to the establishment of christianity. Intended as an introduction For young persons and others... Printed by G. Gower. 1795. Second edition.
[2], 210pp, [6]. Contemporary mottled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. A trifle rubbed, slightest of splitting to joints. Deleted ink gift inscription to FEP, loss to top corner of FFEP, ink ownership inscription to recto of blank fly-leaf, horizontal tear to L2, not touching text, occasional light spotting and browning.
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£ 250.00
ALLESTREE, Richard. The causes of the Decay of Christian Piety. Or an impartial survey Of the Ruines of christian religion, Undermin'd by Unchristian Practice. Written by the Author of the whole duty of man. Printed by R. Norton for T. Garthwait. 1667. First edition.
[20], 452pp. With initial imprimatur leaf, title-page vignette engraved by Wenceslaus Hollar and two engraved plates. Finely bound in contemporary panelled red morocco, gilt, spine richly so. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed, with slight loss to corners and small worm-hole to lower joint at head of spine. Closed tear without loss to R5. Later armorial bookplate to FEP. With two examples of early female ownership; an inked gift inscription reading 'Christiana Isabella Harvey her booke. Given by the Reverend Dr. Nicholas Novemb. 7. 1686' and further inscription of 'Isabella L'Estrange', both two blank fly-leaves.
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£ 950.00
A LADY [i.e. GLASSE, Hannah]. The infant's friend, or easy reading lessons for young children. John Harris. 1824.
36pp. With 14 hand-coloured woodcut illustrations in the text. Stitched within original publisher's tan printed paper wraps, backed in later brown cloth. Dust-soiled, cloth back-strip rubbed and working loose, some creasing. Several leaves detached from text-block, sporadic spots of light foxing, occasional creasing.
Price
£ 375.00
A LADY [WILKINSON, Rebecca]. Little rhymes for little folks. John Harris. [1825]. Second edition.
17pp, [1]. Printed on one side of leaf only. With 16 hand-coloured woodcut illustrations and a terminal advertisement leaf. Over-sewn in original publisher's printed paper wraps. Rubbed and creased, some surface loss to upper wrap, touching title text, spots of soiling, ink staining to lower wrap. A trifle dust-soiled throughout, spots of light soiling to text of p.6 and p.7, mild ink stain to p.13, just touching illustration border, sporadic foxing.
Price
£ 350.00