Recent Acquisitions

[MAIR, John]. A compendious geographical and historical grammar: exhibiting a brief survey of the terraqueous globe; and shewing, The Situation, Extent, Boundaries, and Divisions of the various Countries; their Chief Towns, Mountains, Rivers, Climates, and Productions; their Governments, Revenues, Commerce, and their Sea and Land Forces... Printed for W. Peacock and Sons. 1802. Second edition.
xxviii, 408pp, [8]. With 13 engraved folding maps hand-coloured in outline, the first bound as frontispiece. Contemporary calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, richly gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Spine and edges rubbed, slight cracking to boards, some surface loss. Upper hinge cracked, ink inscription to recto of FFEP, offsetting to title, occasional foxing.
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£ 100.00
SHADWELL, Charles F. A.. Tables for facilitating the determination of the latitude at sea by the simultaneous altitudes of two stars. Published by R. B. Bate. 1849. First edition.
viii, 48pp, [2]. Orignal publisher's blind-tooled cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed with some soiling, spine sunned. Ink stamp of K. Brounger to recto of FFEP, very light damp-staining to top margins throughout.
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£ 175.00
MORTIMER, Thomas. The student's pocket dictionary; or, compendium of universal history, chronology, and biography. From the earliest Accounts to the present Time. With authorities. In two parts. Part I. containing a compendium of universal history. Part II. containing a compendium of biography. Printed for J. Johnson. 1777. First edition.
In two parts. [112pp]; [258pp]. With a half-title. Contemporary calf, paper lettering-piece with title in manuscript. Rubbed, partially repaired surface loss to lower board, some splitting to joints but boards holding, loss to head and foot of spine, lettering-piece chipped. Upper hinge cracked, near contemporary ink inscription to FEP of 'C. Bendal, 1779', light toning to leaf margins.
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£ 150.00
FULLOM, S. W.. The life of general sir howard douglas...from his notes, conversations, and correspondence. John Murray. 1863. First edition.
ix, [1], 431pp, [1], 32pp publisher's catalogue. With half-title and an engraved portrait frontispiece. Original publisher's blind-tooled blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Slight wear and to odd spot of soiling, spine sunned. Offsetting to title, sporadic foxing. From the Raglan family library of Cefntilla Court, with the recent armorial bookplate of the estate, and the earlier bookplate of Lord Raglan to FEP. Presentation copy, with A.L.S. tipped-in to verso of frontispiece, in which the author thanks Lord Raglan for his receiption of the book.
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£ 250.00
BRUCE, H[enry] A[ustin]. Life of General Sir William Napier, K. C. B.. John Murray. 1864. First edition.
In two volumes. vii, [1], 556; v, [1], 578pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume. Original publisher's blue cloth, gilt. Slight rubbing to extremities, spines sunned. Upper hinge of volume II cracked, short marginal tear to Z2 of Vol. I, otherwise internally clean and crisp. Bookplate of Lord Raglan and recent armorial bookplate of Cefntilla to FEP of each volume.
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£ 250.00
PEAD, Deuel. Jesus is God: or, the deity of Jesus Christ vindicated. Being an Abstract of some Sermons Preach'd in the Parish-Church of St. James Clerkenwell. Printed for Will. Newton. 1694. Variant of the first edition.
[16], 125pp, [1]. With initial imprimatur leaf and a cancel title leaf. Contemporary blind-ruled sheep, rubbed with a little loss to spine. Reducing stain to head of title, preliminaries and first 12 leaves, else a clean and crisp copy in an unsophisticated binding. Several ink inscriptions of 'John Cain his book 1763', to verso of A1 and final leaf, later inscription of 'J.H.L. Parker, 1940' to FFEP.
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£ 950.00
HART, H[enry] G[eorge], Major. The new annual army list for 1853... John Murray. 1853.
[15], 552pp, [23]. With preliminaries and terminal advertisement leaves. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt, gilt armorial device to upper board. A trifle rubbed, loss and chipping to head of spine, corners bumped. Several gatherings working loose and protruding from text-block, recent armorial bookplate to FEP of Cefntilla, family seat of the Raglan baronetcy, unidentified Raglan inscription to head of title.
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£ 175.00
[ARMY LIST]. A list of the officers of the army and of the corps of royal marines, on full, retired, and half-pay...Corrected throughout to the 31st March 1854. 1854-55. Printed By George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode. 1854. First edition.
[4], 643pp, [1]. Original publisher's red blind-stamped cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, lightly marked, spine sunned, corners bumped. Internally clean and crisp, recent armorial bookplate to FEP of Ceftilla.
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£ 250.00
WISHART, William. Dissertatio Medica inauguralis, de scorbuto: quam Annuente summo Numine, Ex auctoritate reverendi admodum Viri, D. Gulielmi Wishart, S.T.D....pro gradu doctoratus, Summisque in Medicina honoribus ac privilgeiis rite & legitime consequendis, Eruditrum examini subjicit Michael Law. Apud T. & W. Ruddimannos. 1748. First edition.
[4], 7pp, [1]. [Bound with;] Dissertation Medica inauguralis, de Rachitide: quam Annuente summo Numine, Ex auctoritate reverendi admodum Viri, D. Gulielmi Wishart S.T.D....pro gradu doctoratus, Summisque in Medicina honoribus ac privilgeiis rite & legitime consequendis, Eruditrum examini subjicit Isaacus Unthank Hibernus, A. & R. Ad diem 30 Junii, hora locoque solitis. Edinburgi, Apud T. & W. Ruddimannos, 1748. [4], 11pp, [1]. Quarto. Recent brown paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities a trifle worn. Ink numerals to top corner of all leaves, foxed throughout. From the library of British physiologist John Yudkin (1910-1995), with his bookplate to FEP.
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£ 250.00
HAMBERGER, George Edward. I. N. I. dissertatio medica inauguralis de scorbuto frigido quam annuente divino numine rectore magnificentissimo serenissimo principe ac domino domino ern. avu. constantino duce saxoniae iuliaci cliviae montium angariae et westphaliae, reliqua sub praesidio georgii erh. hambergeri... Litteris Ritterianis. [c.1721]. First edition.
[6], 30pp. Unbound. Text block secured by marbled paper strip. Light foxing to title, marginal loss to bottom corner of C2.
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£ 75.00
THEBESIUS, Georg Daniel. Dissertatio medica inauguralis scorbuti et venereae signis et medicinis... Literis Christiani Henckelii. 1715. First edition.
28pp. Recent blue paper wraps. Some soiling to extremities, ink annotation to upper cover. Ink inscription to head of title, otherwise internally clean and crisp.
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£ 75.00
MACMUNN, Lieut.-General Sir George. The Crimea in perspective. G. Bell & Sons Ltd.. 1935. First edition.
xii, 254pp. With a half-title, a photographic portrait frontispiece, and 15 plates. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in black. Some wear and light soiling to extremities. Internally clean and crisp but for occasional spots of foxing. Recent armorial bookplate of Cefntilla to FEP along with bookplate of Julia Raglan. Loosely inserted typed letter, with manuscript corrections, presumably concerning a film adaptation of the Charge of the Light Brigade, without addressee or signatory and seemingly incomplete.
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£ 75.00
FOWLER, George. History of the war: or, a record of events, political and military, between turkey and russia, and russia and the allied powers of england and france; showing the Origin and Progress of the War to the end of the Year 1854. Compiled from Public Documents and other Authentic Sources. Sampson Low, Son, & Co.. 1855. Second edition.
[6], 334pp. With a half-title, a hand-coloured engraved folding map of the Crimea bound as frontispiece, and one further hand-coloured engraved folding map of allied army positions before Sebastopol. Contemporary blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Some rubbing and soiling to extremities, spine sunned. Browning to bank endpapers, leaves lightly toned. From the library of the Raglan family at Cefntilla Court, with recent armorial bookplate to FEP.
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£ 100.00
TENNENT, Sir J. Emerson. The story of the guns. Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green. 1864. First edition.
xxii, 364pp. With half-title, an engraved frontispiece, three plates, and numerous illustrations in the text. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. Slight wear to extremities. Hinges starting, loss to top corner of blank RFEP, bookplate of Lord Raglan to FEP, recent armorial bookplate to recto of FFEP of Cefntilla, family seat of the Barons Raglan. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to half-title, 'Raglan (i.e. Richard Henry Somerset, 2nd Baron Raglan), From The Author'.
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£ 250.00
MAC KINNON, Colonel. Origin and services of the coldstream guards. Richard Bentley. 1833. First edition.
In two volumes. xxvii, [1], 448; xx, 552pp. 24pp publisher's catalogue bound to front of volume one. With a half-title to each volume. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed and soiled, spines sunned, splitting to head of spine of volume one, corners bumped. Hinges splitting with upper board of volume two remaining held by cords at title, otherwise internally clean and crisp. Recent armorial bookplate of Cefntilla to FEPs alongside the ink inscription of Lord Fitzroy Raglan.
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£ 450.00
KOHL, J. G.. Austria. Vienna, Prague, Hungary, Bohemia, and the Danube; Galicia, Styria, Moravia, Bukovina, and the military frontier. Chapman and Hall. 1843. First edition.
[8], 532pp. With a half-title. Original publisher's brown blind-tooled cloth, gilt. Some rubbing and soiling to extremities, corners bumped. Hinges cracked, occasional spots of foxing, recent bookplate of Cefntilla to FEP, with the earlier bookplate of Lord Raglan to same. Inscribed in ink to recto of FFEP, 'Richard Henry Fitzroy Somerset, from his affectionate sister Kathy, December 28th 1843'.
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£ 100.00
WRIGHT, Rev. H. P.. Recollections of a crimean chaplain; and the story of prince daniel and montenegro. Ward and Lock. 1857. Second thousand.
[4], 141pp. Original publisher's printed paper boards, naively rebacked in recent black cloth. Boards soiled with some surface loss, ink inscription to top of upper board, blind-stamp of W. H. Smith & Son to lower board. Occasional foxing. From the library of the Raglan family at Cefntilla Court, with recent armorial bookplate to FEP.
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£ 200.00
HAMLEY, General Sir Edward. The war in the crimea. Selley and Co., Limited. 1891. First edition.
vi, [2], 312pp, [1] ads. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and eight further plates. Original publisher's maroon cloth, gilt. Some slight rubbing to extremities, corners bumped. Hinges cracked, recent armorial bookplate to FEP of Cefntilla, family seat of the Raglan baronetcy. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to recto of FFEP, 'Cavendish Fitzroy from Edward Hamley' with the addition of a date in pencil below of 'Mar. 5 1891'.
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£ 200.00
ROSS-OF-BLADENSBURG. The coldstream guards in the crimea. A. D. Innes & Co.. 1897. First edition.
xii, 312pp, [8] ads. With half-title. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt. Some rubbing to extremities, spine sunned, corners bumped. Recent bookplate of Cefntilla to FEP, occasional spots of foxing, overall internally clean and crisp.
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£ 175.00
EMERITUS. The militiaman at home and abroad; being the history of a militia regiment, from its first training to its disembodiment; with sletches of the ionian islands, malta, and gibraltar. Smith, Elder, & Co.. 1857. First edition.
viii, 300pp. With a half-title, engraved frontispiece, and one plate. Contemporary half red morocco, marbled boards, contrasting lettering-piece, richly gilt compartments, marbled endpapers. Rubbing to extremities with some surface loss to boards. Light foxing to preliminaries, recent armorial bookplate to FEP of Cefntilla, family seat of the Raglan baronetcy.
Price
£ 175.00