Recent Acquisitions

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.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 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
BOWLES, Caroline. The birth-day; a poem, in three parts: to which are added, occasional verses. William Blackwood and Thomas Cadell. 1836. First edition.
[6], ii, 288pp. With half-title. Original publisher's green cloth with gilt title. Heavily sunned at spine and top edge, head and foot of spine rubbed with slight loss, somewhat soiled. With ink inscription to recto of dedication reading 'With best regards to Charlotte Hamilton from Marianne Tallot(?)', otherwise internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
[SWIFT, Jonathan]. Some remarks on the Barrier Treaty, between her majesty and the States-General...To which are added, The said Barrier-Treaty, with the Two Separate Articles; Part of the Counter-Project; The Sentiments of Prince Eugene and Count Sinzendorf upon the said Treaty; And a Representation of the English Merchants at Bruges. Printed for John Morphew. 1712. Second edition.
48pp. Uncut, stitched as issued. Slight soiling to front and rear, a little creasing, else a fine unsophisticated copy.
Price
£ 325.00
LUBBOCK, Basil. The Colonial Clippers. James Brown & Son. 1921. Second edition.
xvi, 433pp. With half-title, monochrome illustrated photographic frontispiece and 60 plates. Original publisher's blue cloth with gilt title. Lightly rubbed. The odd crease to leaves though overall a clean and crisp copy, from the library of Admiral of the Fleet John Jellicoe with the ink inscription 'Jellicoe' to FEP.
Price
£ 100.00
WIGRAM, Henry F.. The story of Christchurch New Zealand. Printed and Published by The Lyttelton Times Co., Ltd.. 1916. First edition.
[18], 269pp. With a monochrome photographic frontispiece depicting John Robert Godley and 35 further plates. Original publisher's green cloth with gilt title and device. A near fine copy with only very minor wear to extremities. Internally clean and crisp but for a little foxing to blank endpapers. Presentation copy for Admiral John Jellicoe, inscribed to half-title 'From the Author, 20 Sept. 1921', with 'Jellicoe' inscribed to FEP.
Price
£ 125.00
RUTTY, William. Treatise of the Urinary Passages, &c. Containing their Description, Power, and Uses; Together with the Principal Distempers that affect them; in particular the stone of the kidneys and bladder. Printed for J. Whiston. 1750. Second edition, corrected.
[8], 72pp. With half-title and four folding copper plates. Recent calf-backed marbled boards with contrasting red lettering-piece, gilt. Very light rubbing to extremities. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 275.00
STROTHER, Edward. Euodia: or, a discourse on causes and cures. In Two Parts. The First, Contains a Short and Easy method, how to discover the Causes of any Disease. The Second, Gives Plain Instructions how to proceed in the Cure of all, but more particularly Complicated Diseases. Printed for Charles Rivington. 1718. Second edition.
[12], 211pp, [17]. Contemporary tooled calf boards, rebacked in recent calf with burgundy calf lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed with loss to upper board. Hinges cracked, bookplate of Frederic Wood Jones to FEP, recent armorial bookplate of Denis Gibbs with motto "Tenax Propositi" to recto of FFEP, loss to head of title leaf touching ruled border, otherwise internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
STEARNE, Johanne. Tractatus de visitatione infirmorum, Seu de eis Parochorum Officiis, quae infirmos, et moribundos respiciunt. In Gratiam Juniorum, & in Visitandis Infirmis minus Exercitatorum Editus. Prostant apud A Baldwin. 1704. Second edition.
[10], 120pp. A1 not present, likely duplicate title as of 1700 edition. Contemporary speckled calf, recently rebacked. Slight rubbing to extremities. Both front and rear pastedowns have worked loose, occasional marginal browning.
Price
£ 250.00
GASSENDI, Pierre. Institutio logica, et philosophiae epicuri syntagma. Officina Rogeri Danielis. 1660. First London edition.
[12], 100pp. [Bound with:] GASSENDI, Pierre. Philosophiae epicuri syntagma, Continens Canonicam, Physicam, & Ethicam. Londini, [i.e. London]. Ex officina Rogeri Danielis, 1660. [16], 256pp. With blank A1. 12mo. A handsome and well preserved copy in contemporary blind-ruled calf, the lightest of rubbing to extremities, slight mark to upper board. Printer's waste from a theological work (running title 'Loci communes') used as paste downs, since sprung, revealing the early ink inscription of 'Hugo Nanncy' and 'U3' shelf mark to verso of upper board.
Price
£ 750.00
[DE BRITAINE, William]. Humane Prudence, or the art By which a Man may Raise Himself and Fortune to Grandeur. Printed by J. Rawlins, for R. Sare. 1693. Sixth edition, corrected and enlarged.
[12], 284pp. Without the two terminal advertisement leaves. Later half-calf, marbled boards, recently rebacked with earlier contrasting red morocco lettering-piece laid down. Ink inscription to FEP reading 'George Hanaway Jolliffe 6th November, 1906', title-page remounted at gutter (somewhat naively), small hole to same with loss to text of imprint.
Price
£ 150.00
WHITNEY, Richard. The work of the New York Stock Exchange in the panic of 1929. Address delivered by Richard Whitney President, New York Stock Exchange Before the Boston Association of Stock Exchange Firms, at the Algonquin Club, Boston Massachusetts, June 10, 1930. Boston Association of Stock Exchange Firms. [1930]. First edition.
29pp. Original publisher's printed paper wraps. Wrap edges chipped, with ink markings and slight damp-staining to upper cover. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
MANSUR, Abdullah (G. Wyman Bury). The land of Uz. Macmillan and Co., Limited. 1911. First edition.
xxviii, 354pp. With a monochrome photographic frontispiece, 25 monochrome photographic plates, and a large illustrated folding map. Original publisher's red cloth with gilt title to spine. Slightly rubbed. Sporadic foxing throughout, short tear to map at joint.
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£ 125.00
[LOCKE, John - Misattributions]. A Common-place Book to the holy bible: or, the Scriptures Sufficiency Practicall Demonstrated. Wherein Whatsoever is contain'd in Scripture, Respecting Doctrine, Worship, or Manners, is reduced to its Proper Head: Weighty Cases Resolved, Truths Confirmed, difficult Texts Illustrated, and Explained by others more plain. Printed by Edw. Jones, for Awnsham and John Churchill. 1697. Third edition.
[16], 310, [10]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary blind-panelled speckled calf, neatly rebacked and recornered in brown morocco, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Binding a trifle rubbed and a little marked, new endpapers. Small rust hole to G3, without loss of sense, else a crisp and clean copy.
Price
£ 350.00
[SMITH, Horace]. [SMITH, James]. Rejected addresses: or, the new theatrum poetarum. John Murray. 1833. Eighteenth edition.
[iii]-xxxi, [1], 170pp. With engraved frontispiece (features picked out in rouge), without half-title. Contemporary pink calf, gilt, spine richly so, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Light rubbing and slight marking to extremities, slight spotting and offsetting, else fine. Presentation copy, inscribed '1838 This Book was presented to Sir Edward Sugden by one of its authors and his faithful friend and servant James Smith'
Price
£ 250.00
SIMMS, Frederick W.. A treatise on the principal mathematical instruments employed in surveying, levelling, and astronomy: explaining their construction, adjustments, and use... Sold, for the Author, By Messrs. Troughton and Simms. 1836. Second edition.
xi, [1], 188, [12], 7pp, [1]. With half-title and numerous woodcut illustrations in the text. Partially uncut in original publisher's blue buckram-backed tan paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. A trifle rubbed, some marking, slight splitting to upper joint. Errata leaf detached, else internally clean and crisp. From the Lovelace family library, with the ink-stamps of Ben Damph Forest and 'Earl of Lovelace' to FFEP and half-title respectively.
Price
£ 350.00
[NAPOLEONIC WARS]. Bulletins of the campaign 1806. Printed by A. Strahan. 1806. First edition.
[2], 212pp. Issued with a half-title only. Handsomely bound in contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, with gilt armorial supra libros to upper board. Minor wear to extremities, very slight soiling to boards. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 350.00