Recent Acquisitions

[LONDON GAZETTE]. The London Gazette. Published by Authority. From Saturday June 21. to Tuesday June 24. 1740. Edward Owen. 1740.
[4]pp. Slight age browning, edges untrimmed, dusty and slightly marked, couple of stab holes at gutter, one affecting two letters of text, half penny stamp to lower outer blank corner of first leaf. Contemporary inscription on first leaf.
Price
£ 75.00
[HARE, Francis?]. Fact against scandal: or, a collection of testimonials, affidavits, and other authentick proofs, in vindication of Mr. Richard Jenings carpenter, Langley Bradley clock-maker, and Richard Phelps bell-founder. Printed for John Morphew. 1713.
[6], 3-79pp., [1]. Disbound, stab holes at gutter. First and final leaves slightly marked, uniform slight age browning.
Price
£ 150.00
BENTHAM, Edward. A letter to a Fellow of a College. Being the sequel of A letter to a Young Gentleman of Oxford. . Printed for S. Birt and Mary Senex; and J. Fletcher, in Oxford. 1749.
72pp., [2]. With a final errata leaf. Eighteenth-century marbled wrappers, stitched as issued. A trifle rubbed, else fine.
Price
£ 200.00
SYNGE, Millington Henry. Canada in 1848. Being an examination of the existing resources of British North America. Published by Effingham Wilson. [1848?].
32pp, [vii], [1]. Disbound. A trifle toned, minimal spotting. Contemporary ownership inscription of 'J.M. Paget' to head of title.
Price
£ 250.00
SCHMIDT, George. Souvenir de America Central. George Schmidt. 1903.
[2], 50 photographic plates. Stitched in original pictorial wrappers, upper wrapper with drawing of Central American landscape. Wrappers slightly faded and creased at margins, very minor toning, expert small repair to outer blank margin of four leaves. Else a clean copy.
Price
£ 250.00
CRESSWELL, Walter D'Arcy. Poems (1921-1927). Wells Gardner, Darton & Co., Ltd.. 1928. First edition.
[10], 78pp. With half-title. Original publisher's navy cloth boards, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. A trifle rubbed and bumped, chipping to dustwrapper spine. Inked correction to p.57, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
DE MARLES, J.. Les cent merveilles des sciences et des arts. Ad. Mame et Cie. 1863. Sixieme edition [i.e. sixth edition].
[2], 236pp. With an engraved frontispiece and an additional engraved titlepage. Handsomely bound in contemporary black calf, tooled in gilt and blind, gilt device of the Lycee Imperial de Lyon to upper board, marbled edges. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp.
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£ 100.00
STURM, [Christoph Christian]. Beauties of sturm, in lessons on the works of god, and of his providence. Rendered familiar to the capacities of youth, By Eliza Andrews. Printed for Darton and Harvey et al.. 1799. [Second edition].
[8], 308pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities worn, without upper board, surface loss to spine. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
LEMIERRE, [Antoine-Marin]. La peinture: poeme en trois chants. Chez le Jay Librarie. [1769]. First edition.
[4], vii, [1], 94pp. With a half-title, an engraved titlepage, and three engraved plates. Contemporary gilt-tooled sheep, morocco lettering-piece. Extremities worn, some loss to foot of spine. Marbled endpapers, contemporary book-label of the Chez Bouvat Library, St. Petersburg to FEP, loss to gutter of front blank fly-leaf, contemporary inked ownership inscription to half-title, slight paper-flaw to border of one plate, twentieth-century Russian library stamp/label to rear blank fly-leaf, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 375.00
[BARNARD, Sir John]. Some rules for the conduct of life: To which are added, a few cautions, For the Use of such freemen of london As take apprentices. Printed by Henry Fenwick, [s.d., c.1805].
24pp. Recent half-calf, brown cloth boards, lettered in gilt. Very light rubbing to extremities. Slight paper flaw to title page affecting last line of imprint, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
WALKER, Thomas. The original. Henry Renshaw. 1836. Second edition.
iv, 444pp. Contemporary half-calf tooled in gilt and blind, marbled paper boards, morocco lettering-pieces, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 75.00
BICKLE, Jebus. Lays of Lyonesse. And Other Verses. The Camborne Printing & Stationery Company. 1900. First edition.
200pp. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Upper hinge exposed, FFEP torn and working-loose, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
[THORTON, John]. Solid resources for old age; or, the means by which the evening of life may be rendered both profitable and pleasant. Printed for William Baynes and Son. 1824. First edition.
viii, 136pp. Uncut in original publisher's cloth-backed drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed and marked, loss to lettering-piece. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
CURWEN, Annie Isabel. Poems. The Barrow Printing Company. 1899. First edition.
284pp. With a portrait frontispiece. Contemporary brown morocco, gilt, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed. Upper joint partially exposed, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
BOWDLER, Miss [Jane]. Poems and essays, by the late miss bowdler. Published for the benefit of the general hospital at bath. Printed by R. Cruttwell. 1793. Seventh edition.
vi, [2], 289pp, [1]. With a half-title. Attractively bound in contemporary red morocco, richly tooled in gilt and blind, A.E.G. With a well-executed fore-edge painting depicting a pastoral scene. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, inked ownership inscription to p.[vii], occasional inked underlining/highlighting, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 750.00
WATTS, Isaac. Divine and moral songs, Attempted in Easy Language, for the use of children. Published by Oliver & Boyd. 1839.
48pp. With a woodcut frontispiece and 26 woodcut vignettes. Original publisher's green printed paper wrappers. Extremities rubbed and a trifle marked, some chipping to spine. Internally clean and crisp, a very good copy.
Price
£ 250.00
NIXON, Richard. The real war. Sidgwick & Jackson. 1980. First English edition.
vii, [3], 341pp, [1]. With tipped-in errata. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in black and silver. Without dustwrapper. Spine sunned, else a clean and crisp copy. Armorial bookplate of Lord Carrington to verso of FFEP. Presentation copy, loosely inserted bookplate inscribed: 'Richard Nixon for Lord Carrington'.
Price
£ 300.00
[BON MOTS]. Elite des bons mots et des pensees choisies, Recueillies avec soin des plus celebres Auteurs, & principalement des Livres en ana. Chez Jaques Desbordes. 1706.
In two volumes. [6], 492, [6]; [2], 476pp. Titlepages in red and black. With three final leaves of publisher's advertisements to Vol. I. Contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed, some marking and discolouration, corners bumped. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplates of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEPs, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 300.00
IMBONATI, Carlo Giuseppe. Chronicon tragicum sive de eventibus tragicis Principum, Tyrannorum, Virorumque sama vel nobilitate illustrium. A primo in Orbe Terrarum Monarcha usque ad XVII. Seculum Christi... Typis Haeredum Corbelletti. 1696. First edition.
In two parts. [16], xlviii, 140, [8], 364pp, [16]. With an additional engraved title page to the first part, and an engraved title page to part two. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities discoloured and lightly rubbed, small worm-holes to spine and lower joint, faded inscription to upper board. Inked ownership inscription to title page, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 450.00
[TRIAL] PHILLIPS, Mr. The truly eloquent speech of Mr. Phillips, at full length, in the Court of Common Pleas, Dublin, in the case of Guthrie, v. Sterne for Adultery. Printed by W. Glindon. [1815?].
16pp. Unbound, with remains of original stitching. Edges, first and final leaves dust-soiled, uncut, small tear to outer blank margin of two leaves and gutter of last, little spotting.
Price
£ 250.00