Recent Acquisitions

BURROWS, Montagu. The life of Edward Lord Hawke...with some account of the origin of the English wars in the reign of George the Second, and the state of the Royal Navy at that Period. W. H. Allen & Co.. 1883. First edition.
xii, 508pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Original publisher's blue cloth, gilt device and lettering. Rubbing and some soiling to extremities, upper board weak at joint. Internally clean and crisp but for sporadic spots of foxing. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to verso of FFEP, 'B. J. Browne and (?) Gardiner with love from the author' with the later addition in pencil of 'by them given to John R. Jellicoe in memory of June 1893'.
Price
£ 175.00
HURD, Archibald. The Sea Traders. Cassell and Company, Ltd.. 1921. First edition.
[6], 223pp, [1]. Original publisher's embossed green cloth, gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Overall internally clean and crisp but for occasional light spots of foxing. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP 'To Admiral of the Fleet Viscount Jellicoe, G.C.B. O.M., Archibald Hurd'.
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£ 250.00
GIBBS, Frederick Waymouth. Recognition: a chapter from the history of the North American & South American States. Printed by W. M'Dowall. 1863. Second edition.
[2], 46pp. [Bound after:] The foreign enlistment act, London, William Ridgway, 1863. 74pp. [And with:] Once a clergyman, always a clergyman. A letter to the Lord Bishop of London. London, William Ridgway, 1865. 78pp. [And:] Extradition treaties. London, William Ridgway, 1868. 69pp. Handsomely bound in contemporary half calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities somewhat rubbed to joints and corners. Internally clean and crisp. Armorial bookplate to FEP of Henry A. Bright with the motto Post Tenebras Lucem. All four works are presentation copies, inscribed to Bright at the head of each title.
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£ 250.00
PARKES, Mrs. William. Domestic duties; or, instructions to young married ladies, on the management of their households, and the regulation of their conduct in the various relations and duties of married life. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green. 1825. First edition.
vii, 487pp, [1]. With a folding table. Later green cloth, lettered in gilt. Some rubbing to extremities. Hand drawn bookplate to recto of FFEP, occasional spots of foxing, overall internally clean and crisp.
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£ 200.00
[BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE]. Address by Sir Henry E. Roscoe. Printed by Spottiswoode and Co.. 1887. First edition.
27pp. [Bound with:] Address to the mathematical and physical section of the British Association, by Sir Robert S. Ball..., Manchester, Printed by Spottiswoode and Co., 1887. 11pp. [And:] Address to the chemical section of the British Association. By Edward Schuch..., Manchester, Printed by Spottiswoode and Co., 1887. 12pp. [And:] Address to the geological section of the British Association, by Henry Woodward...,Manchester, Printed by Spottiswoode and Co., 1887. 12pp. [And:] Address to the biological section of the British Association, by Alfred Newton..., Manchester, Printed by Spottiswoode and Co., 1887. 8pp. [And:] Address to the geographical section of the British Association. By Colonel Sir Charles Warren..., Manchester, Printed by Spottiswoode and Co., 1887. 14pp. [And:] Address to the economic science and statistics section of the British Association, by Robert Giffen..., Manchester, Printed by Spottiswoode and Co., 1887. 21pp. [And:] Address to the mechanical science section of the British Association. By Professor Osborne Reynolds..., Manchester, Printed by Spottiswoode and Co., 1887. 7pp. [And:] Address to the anthropological section of the British Association, by Professor A. H. Sayce..., Manchester, Printed by Spottiswoode and Co., 1887. 11pp. Recent brown cloth, gilt title to spine. Very minor wear to extremities. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 100.00
[ROYAL SOCIETY]. Philosophical transactions. Numb. 476. For the Months of April, May, June, and July, 1745. Printed for C. Davis. 1745. First edition.
[2], 341-480pp. With three engraved folding plates. Stitched as issued. Some loss to plates at folds, browning to bottom margin of a majority of leaves and all plates.
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£ 200.00
[ROYAL SOCIETY]. Philosophical transactions. Numb. 201. For the Month of June, 1693. Printed for S. Smith and B. Walford, Printers to the Royal Society. 1693. First edition.
773-812pp. Drop-head title. With two engraved plates, one folding, depicting ancient alpha-numeric characters and a series of 'transparent stones' respectively. Lacking two further plates? Bound in recent blue paper boards. All leaves browned and heavily foxed, sympathetic repair of short tear to plate at gutter - with some loss at fold.
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£ 200.00
[ROYAL SOCIETY]. Philosophical transactions. Numb. 232. For the Month of September, 1697.. Printed for Sam. Smith, and Benj. Wallford, Printers to the Royal Society. 1697. First edition.
673-712pp. Drop-head title. With an engraved folding plate. Bound in recent blue paper boards. Light browning and foxing to all leaves.
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£ 225.00
[ROYAL SOCIETY]. Philosophical transactions. Numb. 161. July 20 1684. Printed at the Theater, and are to by sold by Moses Pitt. 1684. First edition.
623-670pp. Drop-head title. With an engraved folding plate depicting a horological mechanism. Bound in recent blue paper boards. Some damp-staining to bottom corner of all leaves, marginal worming in places - just clipping text at final leaf.
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£ 200.00
[ROYAL SOCIETY]. Philosophical transactions. Numb. 162. Aug. 20 1684.. Printed at the Theater, and to be sold by Moses Pitt. 1684. First edition.
671-710pp. With an engraved folding plate depicting mathematical figures demonstrating principles of Euclidian geometry. Bound in recent blue paper boards. Slight damp-staining to top-edge, sympathetic repair of substantial tear to first leaf - affecting text but with no loss of sense.
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£ 175.00
[ROYAL SOCIETY]. Philosophical transactions. Numb. 163. Sept. 20. 1684. Printed at the Theater, and to be sold by Moses Pitt. 1684. First edition.
711-734pp. Drop-head title. With an engraved folding plate depicting the structure of a bridge. Lacking second folding plate? Bound in recent blue paper boards. Marginal damp-staining and worming to all leaves.
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£ 175.00
[ROYAL SOCIETY]. Philosophical transactions. Numb. 166. Decemb. 20. 1684. [s.n.]. 1684. First edition.
799-834pp. Drop-head title. With two engraved folding plates, one depicting a stone chimney, the other a tabled of tide times. Bound in recent blue paper boards. Some marginal damp-staining throughout with worming to top corner of all leaves and folding table.
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£ 200.00
[ROYAL SOCIETY]. Philosophical transactions. Numb. 211. For the Month of June, 1694. Printed for Sam. Smith and Benj. Walford, Printers to the Royal Society. 1694. First edtion.
149-168pp. Drop-head title. With an engraved folding plate depicting aspects of the anatomy of a paroquet. Bound in recent blue paper boards. Leaves browned and foxed.
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£ 200.00
[ROYAL SOCIETY]. Philosophical transactions. Num. 153. November 20. 1683. Printed at the Theater, and are to be sold by Moses Pit. 1683. First edition.
359-398pp. Drop-head title. With two engraved folding plates depicting the anatomy of the Mexican Musk-Hog. Bound in recent blue paper boards. Slight browning, and the occasional spot of foxing to leaves, two instances of ink annotation to the text.
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£ 200.00
[TURNLEY, Joseph]. Reveries of Affection in memory of that good and beloved prince His Royal Highness the late Prince Consort who departed this life on the fourteenth day of December 1861. [Dalziel Brothers]. [1868]. First edition.
[2], 95pp, [1]. With half-title. Illustrated with four tinted prints, each page framed in gilt ruled borders. Handsomely bound by Riviere in red morocco, blind stamped in gilt with 'In Memoriam' to upper board and the Prince Consort's armorial arms to lower, A.E.G.. Extremities rubbed, in particular at joints and raised bands. Internally clean and crisp but for a little light browning in places. Presentation copy, inscribed to verso of FFEP, 'Presented to J. Jellicoe Esq. With the authors respect, yours humbly Joseph Turnley.' J. Jellicoe being the Royal Navy captain and father to Admiral of the Fleet John Jellicoe. Included within is a single sheet of verse dated April 19th 1915, composed by Christina Galbraith, and extolling the character of then Admiral of the Fleet, John Jellicoe. Given the date and the opening line of 'Please Sir accept this book I send...' one may assume that this charming poem was originally dispatched with a different tome.
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£ 150.00
CUMBERLAND, Richard. An accurate and descriptive catalogue of the several paintings in the king of spain's palace at madrid; with some account of the pictures in the buen-retiro. Printed for C. Dilly...and J. Walter. 1787. First edition.
iv, 131pp, [1]. Contemporary polished calf, recently rebacked with contemporary spine laid-on, gilt. Boards a trifle rubbed and marked, loss to contemporary spine. Recent endpapers, armorial bookplate of 'Charles Henry Turner' to FEP, ink ownership inscription of 'John Maude 1815' to title, slightest of foxing, overall an internally clean and crisp copy.
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£ 500.00
[ROBINS, Benjamin]. An address to the electors, And other free Subjects of Great Britain; Occasion'd by the Late secession. In which is contain'd A particular Account of all our Negociations with Spain, and their Treatment of Us, for above Ten Years past. Printed for H. Goreham. 1739. Second edition.
iv, 63pp, [1]. With woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials. Recent marbled paper boards, paper lettering-piece. Light rubbing to extremities. Small ink mark to head of title, short marginal tear to I3.
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£ 75.00
BUTLER, John. Christologia. Or A brief (but True) Account of the certain year, moneth, day and minute of the Birth of Jesus Christ. Printed by Joseph Moxon. 1671. First edition.
[16], 320pp. With a folding table depicting 'A chronology from the incarnation of Jesus Christ, unto his resurrection, and ascension into Heaven'. First word of title transliterated from the Greek. Contemporary reverse calf. Rubbed, with some surface loss and marking to boards. Ink ownership inscription to recto of FFEP; 'Thos Piper', some browning and spotting to head of final four gatherings, tear to text of X2, without loss, folding table reattached to stub with pin, slightly mis-folded with chipping to edges and a small hole not touching text.
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£ 375.00
BRETON, John le. Britton. The second Edition. Faithfully corrected according to divers ancient Manuscripts of the same Booke. By Edm[und] Wingate. Printed by the assignes of John Moore. 1640. Second edition.
[16], 64, 66-175, 175-238, 240-249, 245-287, [21]. With 21 terminal errata leaves. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine, boards ruled in red, all edges red. Light rubbing to extremities with minor surface loss, some staining. Armorial bookplate of Theodori Jackson Gualtioni to FEP, loss to gutter margin of title - just clipping imprint, but with no loss of sense, ink inscription to head of title, marginal damp-staining to preliminaries, foxed throughout, occasional spots of dust-soiling.
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£ 300.00
BACON, Reginald. The Dover Patrol. Hutchinson & Co.. [1919]. First edition.
In two volumes. xxxiv, 325pp, [1]; x, 327-643pp. With 101 illustrations, 12 charts, and 21 plans and diagrams, titles in red and black. Original publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles. Rubbed and somewhat soiled, bubbling of cloth to boards - particularly at spines, marginal foxing throughout both volumes. From the library of Admiral of the Fleet John Jellicoe with the ink inscription 'Jellicoe' to both FEPs.
Price
£ 250.00