Recent Acquisitions

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.
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£ 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.
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£ 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.
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£ 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.
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£ 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
[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
[ALMANAC]. Calendrier de la cour pour l'Annee 1825...Imprime pour la famille royale et maison de sa majeste. Chez Le Doux-Herissant. [1825].
218pp. Attractively bound in contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco, A.E.G. Very slightly rubbed, light marking. Later armorial bookplate to FEP, recent bookplate of Camille Aboussouan to recto of FFEP, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
[MASS]. l'ordinaire de la messe selon le rite romain. Gruel & Engelmann. 1891.
37pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece and an additional engraved title. Handsomely bound by Gruel & Engelmann in contemporary tooled calf, gilt, A.E.G. Very minor rubbing to extremities. Green silk endpapers. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
MONTEIL, Amans-Alexis. Traite de materiaux manuscrits de divers genres d'histoire. Imprimerie de E. Duverger. 1836. New edition.
In two volumes. [4], xxii, 364, [2]; [4], 392pp, [2]. With half-titles, and three engraved plates. Uncut in original publisher's plain blue paper wrappers, printed paper lettering-pieces. Very slight rubbing to extremities, internally clean and crisp.
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£ 175.00
PORQUET, Monsieur Louis Fenwick de. Le tresor de l'ecolier francais; or, the art of translating english into french, by means of an english and french index at the end of the book, Of all the Words contained in the Tresor; being a compendium of the most useful words used in conversation; In Order to acquire both a theoretical & practical or colloquial Knowledge of that Language. On a new system, unknown to modern teachers. A work intended only for those who have learned the first rudiments of that language. Printed for the author, by Meggy & Chalk. Sold by Baldwin, Craddock, & Joy. 1825. First edition.
[10], 150pp. Stab-stitched within contemporary (original?) roan-backed paper boards, gilt. Slightly rubbed, contents a trifle shaken. Contemporary ink and pencilled inscriptions/notes to endpapers and blank fly-leaves, occasional pencilled markings to text, else a remarkably crisp copy.
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£ 150.00
[PRATT, Samuel Jackson]. Ode on his majesty's recovery; By the author of sympathy and humanity. Printed at the Logographic Press; and sold by J. Walter. 1789. First edition.
[4], 7pp, [1]. With half-title. Stitched and uncut, as issued. Slightly dusty, some marginal tears and horizontal creasing. Small closed tear to title. With early attribution of authorship inscribed to head of half-title.
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£ 1,000.00
KNOWLES, Thomas. The passion; or, a descriptive and critical narrative of the incidents, as they occurred, on each day of the week, in which Christ's Sufferings are Commemorated: with reflexions calculated for religious improvement. Printed for Lockyer Davis, in Holborn, Printer to the Royal Society. 1780. First edition.
[8], 213pp, [3]. Contemporary unlettered calf, gilt. Slightly rubbed and a little marked to extremities, very short crack to joints at head of spine. A few gatherings slightly protruding, slight marginal worming at front, else a crisp copy. Inked initials to blank fly-leaf.
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£ 250.00
[BIBLE, N.T. - Latin]. Novum testamentum Domini norsti jesu christi; Interprete Theodoro Beza. Apud Guilielmum Blaeu. 1631.
479pp, [1]. With engraved title page. Slightly later red morocco, gilt, twentieth-century reback to style. Rubbed, with loss to corners and some staining to spine. Later endpapers, title slightly marked, with small marginal chip. and just shaved to fore-edge. Contemporary (English?) ink inscription to head of title 'Liber Rolandi Whiteha[m?], 1639'.
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£ 250.00
[LETTERS]. [DOUGLAS, Francis]. Familiar letters on a variety of important and interesting subjects, From Lady Harriet Morley, and others. Printed for W. Strahan. 1773. First edition.
[7], iv-viii, 16, 560pp, [i.e. 460pp]. With 16pp subscribers' list. Contemporary calf, gilt. A trifle rubbed, some discolouration to joints. Without lettering-piece, gilt faded. Preliminaries a little browned, else internally a fine copy.
Price
£ 250.00
BATTEN, John. The Descent of the Ancient Barony of Beauchamp of Somerset, and an attempt to prove that it still exists in The Noble Family of Seymour. T. M. Hawkins. 1891. First edition.
[2], 40pp. [Bound with;] BATTEN, John. Stoke under Hamdon and other manors in Somerset in connection with Sir Matthew Gourney, Kt. and the Duchy of Cornwall. Taunton, Barnicott and Pierce, 1894. [2], 36pp. With a folding plate of the Gourney Peerage. Handsomely bound in contemporary navy morocco, gilt, A.E.G., marbled endpapers. Very slight wear and minor surface loss to extremities. Foxing to blank endpapers, first title and occasionally to text. From the library of the author, recently disbursed, ink annotation to rear blank fly leaf.
Price
£ 175.00