Recent Acquisitions

MOOKERJI, Radhakumud. Local government in ancient india. At the Clarendon Press. 1919. First edition.
xviii, [2], 229pp, [1]. With half-title, and a tipped-in errata slip. Unopened in original publisher's blind-ruled navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Light rubbing and marking. Internally clean and crisp. Printed author's compliment slip loosely inserted.
Price
£ 125.00
[SHERER, Moyle]. Sketches of india: written by an officer for fire-side travellers at-home. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green. 1825. Third edition.
iv, 297pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, and sunned, loss to lettering-piece. Contemporary book-label of F. Cunliffe and later armorial bookplate of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEP, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 100.00
JOBSON, Frederick J[ames]. Australia; with notes by the way, on egypt, ceylon, bombay, and the holy land. Hamilton, Adams, and Co.. 1862. First edition.
xi, [1], 281, [1], 6pp. With half-title, and a chromolithographic frontispiece, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's purple cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Rubbed, spine sunned. Lightly spotted.
Price
£ 50.00
JOBSON, Frederick J[ames]. Australia; with notes by the way, on egypt, ceylon, bombay, and the holy land. Hamilton, Adams, and Co.. 1862. First edition.
xi, [1], 270pp, [2]. With half-title, and a chromolithographic frontispiece. Original publisher's purple cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Rubbed, spine sunned. Hinges exposed, slight loss to FFEP, without RFEP, occasional light dust-soiling.
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£ 50.00
TESAURO, Emanuele. Reverendi patris emanuelis thesauri e societate jesu caesares; Et ejusdem varia carmina: Quibus accesserunt Nobilissimorum Orientis & Occidentis Pontificum elogia, & varia opera Poetica. Excudebat L. Lichfield, Impensis Gulielmi Webb. 1637. Editio secunda [i.e. second edition].
[6], 151pp, [1]. Recent calf-backed marbled paper boards, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle marked. Very small worm-trail to first two gatherings - just clipping text at times, without loss of sense, leaves trimmed with very occasional slight loss to catchwords.
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£ 350.00
PILKINGTON, Mrs. [Mary Susanna]. Margate!!! Or sketches amply descriptive of that celebrated place of resort, with its environs, and calculated to inculcate in the mind of youth a fondness for the productions of nature and art. Printed for J. Harris at the Juvenile Library. 1813. First edition.
vii, [1], 219pp, [1]. With half-title and an engraved frontispiece. Recent calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Leaves foxed and toned.
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£ 350.00
BRENDA [i.e. SMITH, Georgina Castle]. Victoria-Bess. The Ups and Downs of a Doll's Life. John F. Shaw and Co.. [1879]. First edition.
161pp, [15]. With numerous line illustrations in the text by T. Pym, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's pictorial green cloth, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Contemporary ownership inscription to head of title-page, lightly spotted.
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£ 150.00
SAINT-HILAIRE, J[ules] Barthelemy. Le bouddha et sa religion. Didier et Cie.. 1860. First edition.
[4], xxiv, 441pp, [1]. With half-title. Near contemporary half-calf, red buckram boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed and marked, upper board heavily sunned. Armorial bookplate of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEP, newspaper clipping on the Buddhist way of life extracted from the Pall Mall Gazette 28th December 1871 pasted to rear blank fly-leaf, very occasional light spotting. Recently dispersed from the library of West Horsley Hall.
Price
£ 75.00
[THOMSON, George]. Tria peireteria ankousta sive experimenta admiranda, Cum Odservationibus insolitis medico-chymicis; In quibus Materia Medica, ejusq; Manufactura Philosophica amplius Examinatur, in Tribus Tractatulis Contenta... Impensis Edv. Millingtoni. 1680. First edition.
[16], 174pp. First three words of title transliterated from the Greek. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Recent morocco-backed brown buckram boards, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Frontispiece and title-page laid-down, text toned and spotted.
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£ 650.00
LOCKE, John. WYNNE, John. An abridgment of Mr. Locke's Essay concerning Human Understanding. Printed for A. and J. Churchil. 1700. Second edition, corrected and enlarged.
[8], 308pp, [4]. Contemporary panelled calf, recently rebacked to style, recent contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Boards rubbed. Later armorial bookplate of Waldegrave Pelham Clay to FEP, minute worm-trail to margins of first half of text-block, lightly spotted.
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£ 500.00
[TERESA OF AVILA, Saint]. The life of the holy mother st. teresa... Printed for John Coyne. 1809.
vii, [1], 383pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, splitting to joints, corners bumped. Without FFEP, loss to lower corner of leaf B4, small holes to text of leaves L3, T4, and U3, with slight loss of sense in first instance, small marginal hole to T1, spotted.
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£ 75.00
MORRIS, Jan. Journeys. Oxford University Press. 1984. First edition.
viii, 173pp, [1]. With half-title. Original publisher's black cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Dustwrapper lightly toned/creased, else fine. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author to FFEP.
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£ 150.00
MARSHALL, Nathaniel. A defence of our constitution in Church and State: Or, an answer to the Late Charge of the Non-Jurors, Accusing us of heresy and schism; perjury and treason... Printed by H. Parker for William taylor...and Henry Clements. 1717. First edition.
[2], 191pp, [1], li, [3]. With terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary panelled calf. Slight splitting to joints, some loss to head of spine. Contemporary ink ownership inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf; Jo: Dod / Ex dono Rich: Atherton de Bucey Armig: / Oxon: 1719, worming to lower margins of first three and final two gatherings - clipping text occasionally.
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£ 150.00
CRUIKSHANK, George. A pop-gun fired off by george cruikshank, in defence of the british volunteers of 1803, against the uncivil attack upon that body by general w. napier; to which are added some observations upon our national defences, self-defence, etc. etc. etc. Published for the Author by W. Kent & Co. . [1860]. First edition.
44pp. Margins closely trimmed. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-age; 'Monckton Milnes Esq. M.P. L. L. L. / with the compliments and regards of / Geo. Cruikshank'. [Bound with:] PETO, Sir S. Morton. Observations on the report of the defence commissioners, with an analysis of the evidence. London. W. Mitchell, [s.d., c.1862]. First edition. 96pp. With half-title. [And:] LEFROY, J[ohn] H[enry]. A reply to lieut. colonel e. m. boxer, r.a., f.r.s., being a vindication of the royal commissioners appointed to consider the defences of the united kingdom... Woolwich. Printed by W. P. Jackson, [1862]. 32pp. With an engraved frontispiece and an engraved folding plate. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page; 'Monckton Milnes Esq. M.P. / with the authors compliments.' [And:] Country rifle corp. Address from a committee of yeomen residing in the neighbourhood of exeter. Exeter. William Roberts, 1859. First edition. 12pp. [And:] [Drop-head title:] The military and naval drill; with systemised gymnastics as part of a national education. [s.i.]. [s.n.], [s.d., 1859]. First edition? 4pp. [And:] On the necessity of a general arming in england, by a permanent system of organisation, analogous to that of the anglo-saxon period, when every able man was a soldier for home defence, with remarks on the militia. London. T. and W. Boone, 1859. First edition. vi, [1], 8-51pp, [1]. [And:] [PETO, Samuel Morton, Sir]. Sir Morton Peto and the defence commission. London. James Ridgway, 1862. First edition. 71pp, [1]. [And:] A JOURNEYMAN SHOEMAKER [i.e. SMITH, Alphin]. The defences of england. Nine letters. Eight letters before the affair of the "trent." One letter afterwards. London. Robert Hardwicke, 1862. First edition. 22pp. [And:] A few facts concerning naval captains, commanders, lieutenants, and mates. London. Edward Stanford, 1861. First edition. 6pp. [And:] PAKINGTON, John, Sir. State of the navy. Speech delivered in the house of commons...on introducing the navy estimates. February 25, 1859. London. Harrison, 1859. First edition. 47pp, [1]. Presentation copy, ink-stamp to head of title-page reading; 'With Sir. J. S. Pakington's compliments.' [And:] [DENMAN, Joseph]. Facts for consideration with respect to the navy. Printed for private circulation. [London]. [Woodfall and Kinder], [1857]. First edition. [2], 18pp. [And:] CROWE, J[ohn] W[illiam]. Our Army; or, penny wise and pound foolish. London. T. Hatchard, 1856. First edition. 32pp. [And:] CROWE, J[ohn] W[illiam]. A plan for an army of reserve. London. Thomas Hatchard, 1858. First edition. 16pp. [And:] J. W. C. The militia as an army of reserve. London. Thomas Hatchard, 1856. First edition. 16pp. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page; ' From the author'. [And:] HAY, John Dalrymple, Sir. The reward of loyalty. Edinburgh. Edmonston and Douglas, 1862. First edition. 8pp. [And:] The militia the proper field force for the defence of the kingdom against invasion... London. T. & W. Boone, 1859. First edition. 18, [2], 5pp, [1]. [And:] [Drop-head title:] Proposition to raise and organize a Corps of Light Horse from among the Natives of the Cape of Good Hope for Service in India. [London]. [O. F. Owers], [s.d., c.1860]. First edition? 8pp. [And:] PLAYFAIR, A. W. A letter from a volunteer of 1806 to the volunteers of 1860, with suggestions of the defence of england, her weakness and her strength. Montreal. Printed by John Lovell, 1860. First edition. 30pp. [And:] BAGEHOT, Walter. Count your enemies and economise your expenditure. London. James Ridgway, 1862. First edition. 27pp, [1]. [And:] MONITOR. The increase of national defence and reduction of taxes. London. Effingham Wilson, [1862]. 32pp. [And:] BAKER, Valentine, Lieut.-Colonel. Our national defences, practically considered. London. Chapman and Hall, 1860. Second edition. 28pp. [And:] LEATHAM, E[dward] A[dam]. Retrenchment: is it possible and expedient? London. W. H. Smith and Son, 1863. First edition. 46pp. Vol. II [BRIGADE OF GUARDS]. A memorial to the queen's most excellent majesty. [London]. [Printed by W. Clowes and Sons], [1855]. First edition. [2], 3, [2]-iv, 65pp, [1]. [Bound with:] HOME, F. Statement, &c., addressed to his royal highness prince albert and all other officers of the guards. Printed for the Author, 1854. [2], 53pp, [1]. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page; 'R. M. Milnes Esq. M.P. L. L. L. / from his (?) F. Home'. [And:] GARDINER, Robert, General Sir. Is england a military nation or not? A consideration respectfully addressed to the members of the house of commons. London. Byfield, Hawksworth, & Co., 1857. First edition. 31pp, [1]. [And:] GARDINER, Robert, General Sir. Question of legislative military responsibility: a consideration respectfully addressed to the honourable the members of the house of commons. London. Byfield, Hawksworth, & Co., 1857. First edition. 34pp. [And:] GARDINER, Robert, General Sir. Comments on the question of legislative military responsibility: respectfully addressed to the honourable the members of the house of commons. London. Byfield, Hawksworth, & Co., 1858. First edition. 34pp. [And:] GARDINER, Robert, General Sir. Considerations on the military organization of the british army... London. Byfield, Hawksworth, and Co., 1858. First edition. 32pp. [And:] GARDINER, Robert, General Sir. The position of the royal artillery of the british army, considered comparatively with that of the other arms of the service... London. Byfield, Hawksworth, and Co., 1858. First edition. 70pp. [And:] GARDINER, Robert, General Sir. Categorical minute on the motion of the house of commons, for enquiry into the effects of the military changes in the ordnance department... London. Byfield, Hawksworth, & Co., 1859. First edition. 121pp, [1]. [And:] [MONTAGU, Andrew Fountayne Wilson]. Replies to passages in the lately published diary of general sir c. napier, affecting lieutenant-general sir r. england, g. c .b. [London]. [Printed by B. D. Cousins], [s.d., c.1860]. iv, 32pp. Occasional manuscript annotations. [And:] KIRWAN, Charles J. Notes on dispatch of troops by sea. Calcutta. Thacker, Spink and Co., 1859. First edition. [4], iii, [1], ii, [1], 6-61pp, [1], xx. 8vo. Two volumes uniformly bound in contemporary red half-morocco, brown buckram boards, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Armorial bookplates of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to both FEPs, occasional light creasing/spotting/dust-soiling, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 2,500.00
HARMAN, Thomas. A caveat of warning for Common Cursetors, vulgarly called Vagabonds...Whereunto is added, the tale of the second taking of the counterfeit crank, with the true report of his behaviour, and also his punishment for his dissembling, most marvellous to the hearer or reader thereof. Reprinted by T. Bensley...and sold by R. Triphook. 1814.
Limited edition of 100 copies. [8], x, [1], 12-72pp. With a half-title. Later red half-morocco, red buckram boards, gilt. Extremities lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, internally immaculate.
Price
£ 650.00
THE EARL [PEMBROKE, George Robert Charles Herbert, Earl of] AND THE DOCTOR [KINGSLEY, George Henry]. South sea bubbles. Richard Bentley and Son. 1872. Fifth edition.
[6], 312pp. [Bound with:] [PEMBROKE, George Robert Charles Herbert, Earl of]. Roots, a plea for tolerance. London. Richard Bentley and Son, 1873. First edition in book form. viii, 178pp, [2]. With half-title. 8vo. Contemporary half-calf, maroon cloth boards, contrasting red morocco lettering pieces, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Armorial bookplate of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEP. With two single leaf autograph letters signed by the Earl of Pembroke, the first tipped-in to recto of the front blank fly-leaf, the second to the recto of the half-title of the second bound work. Recently dispersed from the library of West Horsley Hall.
Price
£ 250.00
MIDDLETON, Charles S.. Shelley and his writings. Thomas Cautley Newby. 1858. First edition.
In two volumes. xv, [1], 325; x, 358pp. With a folding plate depicting a facsimile of Shelley's handwriting and a tipped-in errata slip to Vol. 1, and an 8pp publisher's advertisement catalogue to the rear of each volume. Largely unopened in original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed and marked, spines sunned. Later armorial bookplates of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEPs, lightly spotted/creased. Recently dispersed from the library of West Horsley Hall.
Price
£ 250.00
DRINKWATER, John. Rupert Brooke: an essay. Printed for the Author at the Chiswick Press. 1916. First edition.
Limited edition, number 11 of 115 copies printed. 22pp, [2]. With half-title. Title in red and black. Original publisher's blue paper boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. A trifle rubbed, spine sunned. Very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 125.00
ROBINSON, Mrs. Mary. Lyrical Tales. Printed for T.N. Longman and O. Rees...By Biggs and Co. Bristol. 1800. First edition.
[4], 218pp. Without terminal advertisement leaf, without the portrait present in some copies, though also absent from more than one would expect if uniformly issued. Later green calf, tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. A trifle marked, spine lightly sunned. Armorial bookplate of Henry Bonnell to FEP, foxed.
Price
£ 500.00
ROBINSON, Mrs. Mary. Lyrical Tales. Printed for T.N. Longman and O. Rees...By Biggs and Co. Bristol. 1800. First edition.
[4], 218pp, [2]. With terminal advertisement leaf, without the portrait present in some copies, though also absent from more than one would expect if uniformly issued. Contemporary straight-grained green morocco, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 500.00