Recent Acquisitions

THOMSON, William. A practical treatise on the cultivation of the grape vine. William Blackwood and Sons. 1871. Seventh edition.
[2], viii, 102pp. With a half-title, an 8pp terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue, and several engraved illustrations in the text. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
SHAKESPEARE, William. The dramatic works of Shakspeare. Allan Bell and Co.. 1837.
In seven volumes. Each play has a separate title and pagination. With 31 engraved plates, and numerous engraved vignettes. Original publisher's gilt-stamped salmon cloth, A.E.G., housed in original publisher's moire cloth slipcase. Spines sunned and discoloured, lightly rubbed. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 375.00
ROSSETTI, Dante Gabriel. The collected works of dante gabriel rossetti. Ellis and Elvey. 1890.
In two volumes. xliii, [2], 528; xl, 521pp, [1]. With half-titles. Original publisher's gilt-stamped navy cloth. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Decorated endpapers, armorial bookplates of Sir Mervyn Ll. Peel to FEPs, internally clean and crisp. A fine set.
Price
£ 200.00
[MESTON, William]. The knight of the kirk: or, the Ecclesiastical Adventures of Sir John Presbyter. Printed for M. Smith. 1728. Second edition.
[6], 89pp, [1]. Recent sheep-backed brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Hinges exposed, occasional slight loss to margins, leaves lightly toned, some spotting.
Price
£ 200.00
[NOTARY PUBLIC]. The office of a notary-public, As the same is practised in scotland... Printed for W. Gordon, J. Dickson, and P. Hill. 1792. Fourth edition.
xvi, 391pp, [1]. Contemporary sheep, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed, some loss to foot of spine. Slight loss to upper corner of leaf Bb4, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The cenci: a tragedy in five acts. C. and J. Ollier. 1821. Second edition.
[5], viii-xvii, [1], 103pp, [1]. Without half-title. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled burgundy morocco, A.E.G. Later expertly rebacked to style with contemporary spine panel laid-on, a trifle rubbed and sunned. Marbled endpapers, upper hinge reinforced, armorial bookplate of Seward Brice to FEP, inked inscription to recto of blank fly-leaf; ' C & M / from / Maurice Baring / November / 1908'.
Price
£ 500.00
RONKSLEY, William. Syntaxis Liliana Tyronum gratia Singulari Methodo Explicata: or, lily's latin Syntax Open'd and Explain'd in a method More peculiarly adapted to the use of Young Leaners, Than any Thing of that kind yet Extant...Design'd for a Supplement to Hool's Terminations: And may be very serviceable to all that Learn lily's grammar. Printed for Whattoff Boulter, at the Angel, Bible and Crown, in the Poultry. 1707. First edition.
[6], 113pp [i.e 103], 17pp. A-K6, L-2, M1. With two terminal leaves of errata and advertisements. Contemporary blind-ruled sheep, stab-stitched. Worn, with loss and old paper remnants to spine and splitting to joints (though boards held by two, of four, stitching cords). Worming to foot, without significant loss of sense. Presentation copy, inscribed 'J. Jessop. ex dono authoris. D XVI 22' to FFEP, blank top corner of which torn away.
Price
£ 2,500.00
[TICKELL, Richard]. Anticipation: Containing the Substance of His M---------y's Most Gracious Speech to both H------s of P----l-----t, on the Opening of the approaching session, together With a full and authentic account of the debate which will take Place in the H----e of C------s, on the Motion for the Address, and the Amendment. With notes. Printed for T. Becket. 1778. Second edition.
vi, [2], 74pp. With a half-title. Recent marbled paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Slightest of rubbed to extremities. Very small hole to margin of leaf K4, slight loss to margin of L1, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 75.00
LESTOCK, [Richard]. Vice-Admal Lestock's recapitulation...containing, His Remarks on the Evidence that have been examined, relating to the late Miscarriage of his Majesty's Fleet off Toulon... Re-printed by and for George Faulkner. 1745.
22pp. Without terminal advertisement leaf. Recent half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed. Foxed.
Price
£ 150.00
A GENTLEMAN OF THE ROYAL NAVY. Ad------l M------ws's conduct In the late engagement vindicated. Wherein the whole Affair is compendiously stated. The Several Pieces published by Mr. L-----k examined with Candor. And His artifices, and Recriminations, set in a proper light. Printed for M. Cooper. 1745. First edition.
[2], 47pp, [1]. Recent navy buckram-backed blue paper boards, lettered in gilt. Extremities browned and sunned. Lightly foxed.
Price
£ 150.00
VIRGIL. Les georgiques de virgile, traduites en vers francais par de lille. Edition a laquelle on a joint le texte latin, avec les notes et les variantes. Chez Bleuet. [1794].
384pp. Parallel Latin and French text. With a half-title, an engraved frontispiece, and four engraved plates. Bound in contemporary tree-calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Lightly rubbed. Inked ownership initials to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
ROGERS, Samuel. Italy. A poem.. Edward Moxon. 1842.
vii, [1], 320pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Handsomely bound by Hayday in richly gilt-tooled dark green morocco, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Armorial bookplate of Francis Ferns to FEP, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 150.00
[CHRISTIANITY]. [Transliterated from the Greek Lessons from the Bible: translated from the English by Marietta S. Ralli.]. S. K. Vlastou. 1874.
[6], 183pp, [1]. With eight engraved plates. Title and imprint transliterated from the Greek. Handsomely bound in contemporary richly gilt-tooled red morocco. Lightly rubbed. Book-label of Caterina to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
A FARMER. Hints to landlords and tenants in the neighbourhood of doncaster. Published by C. and J. White; and J. Ridgway. 1827. First edition.
[4], 57pp, [3]. With half-title and a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Original publisher's drab paper wrappers, later typed lettering-piece to upper panel. Extremities marked and creased, spine a trifle chipped. Lightly dust-soiled.
Price
£ 250.00
[SOCIETY OF PAINTERS IN WATER COLOURS]. [15 catalogues for the annual and winter exhibitions of the Society of Painters in Water Colours, dated between 1868 and 1881]. Clayton and Co., and, from 1874 onwards, Harrison and Sons, 1868-1881.
15 separately issued catalogues. Stitched, as issued; those for the annual exhibition bound in original publisher's printed mauve paper wrappers, those for the winter exhibition issued without wrappers with the exception of the 1880-81. Dust-soiled, lightly creased, a trifle chipped, occasional loss to wrappers. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 500.00
[SOCIETY OF PAINTERS IN WATER COLOURS]. Exhibition of the society of painters in water colours. The Fiftieth [Fifty-First, Fifty-Second, Fifty-third]. At the gallery, 5, pall-mall east. Open from Nine till Dusk. Admittance, one shilling...catalogue, sixpence. Printed by Joseph Clayton, 1854-1857.
Four separately issued catalogues. 16pp; 15pp, [3]; 14pp; 15pp, [1]. Stitched, as issued. Dust-soiled, lightly creased, a trifle chipped, occasional ink annotations/pen-trials.
Price
£ 500.00
[LOCKE, John]. The reasonableness of christianity, As delivered in the Scriptures. To which is added, A Vindication of the same, from Mr. Edwards's Exceptions.. Printed for Awnsham and John Churchil. 1696. Second edition.
[4], 307, [5], 40pp, [4]. With two terminal advertisement leaves. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities worn, surface loss to spine, joints split. some loss to margins of leaves Q4 and T4, marking to p.236-237, loss to RFEP.
Price
£ 600.00
[CHURCHILL, Winston]. Eightieth birthday tribute to sir winston churchill. Foreword by randolph churchill. The Heritage Collection. [1955]. Limited edition.
Number 243 of a limited edition of 3,000 copies. Unpaginated. Predominantly comprised of monochrome photographic reproductions. Original publisher's maroon morocco, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed and marked. Internally immaculate. Inked inscription of 'Winston S. Churchill' to title-page.
Price
£ 200.00
BETJEMAN, John. High and low. John Murray. 1966. First edition.
x, 81pp, [1]. With half-title. Original publisher's yellow cloth, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. Very light marking to extremities, dustwrapper a trifle chipped, spine panel sunned. Internally clean and crisp. Signed by the author to title-page.
Price
£ 150.00
POPE, Walter. The life of the Right Reverend Father in God seth, Lord Bishop of Salisbury, And Chancellor of the Most Noble Order of the Garter... Printed for William Keblewhite. 1697.
[4], 193pp, [3]. With two terminal pages of publisher's advertisements. Without errata slip. Contemporary blind-ruled speckled calf, recently rebacked and recornered. Later armorial bookplate of Seth Ward to FEP, near contemporary inked initials to head of title-page, occasional pencilled highlighting, light spotting, minute worm-holes to margins.
Price
£ 750.00