Recent Acquisitions

BONNET, George-Edgar. La Politique monetaire anglaise d'apres-gurre. Librairie de la Societe du Recueil Sirey. 1923. First edition.
172pp, [4]. Largely unopened in original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Light marking to extremities, upper wrapper panel detached, surface loss to spine, sunned. Leaves toned.
Price
£ 50.00
FIORENTINO, Giovanni. Il pecorone di ser giovanni fiorentino nel quale si contengono cinquanta novelle antiche Belle d'invenzione e di stile. Presso Riccardo Bancker. 1793.
In two volumes. xxx, [2], 304; 307pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I. Contemporary green calf-backed marbled boards, gilt, marbled edges. Light rubbed and marked, spines sunned. Marbled endpapers, contemporary book-labels to FEPs, marginal loss to leaf B6, Vol. II, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
[BATACCHI, Domenico Luigi]. Lo zibaldone poemetto burlesco. [s.n.]. 1810.
273pp, [1]. Contemporary marbled paper boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed, corners bumped. Ink annotation to title-page, occasional trimming to margins, small marginal repair to lower corner of leaf B2, leaves lightly toned.
Price
£ 100.00
TASSO, Torquato. L'aminta favola boschereccia di torquato tasso. E l'alceo favola pescatoria di antonio ongaro padovano. Tratte da' migliori esemplari emendatissime. Presso Giuseppe Comino. 1722.
xxiv, 187pp, [5]. Contemporary vellum. Extremities a trifle soiled, paper shelf-label to lower spine compartment. Armorial bookplate of St. Andrew Ld. St. John of Bletsoe, very occasional slight marginal chipping.
Price
£ 150.00
GAIGNY, Jean de. Brevissima et facillima in omnes pauli epistolas scholia, ultra piores editiones, ex antiquissimis Graecorum authoribus, abunde locupletata. Apud Sebastianum Niuellium, sub Ciconiis, via Jacobaea. 1563.
[8], 303 leaves. Contemporary limp vellum, title in manuscript to spine, housed in recent red cloth clamshell box. Extremities discoloured, a trifle marked and rubbed. Pastedowns sprung, contemporary manuscript contents to front blank fly-leaf, paper repair to upper corner of title-page - with lost characters replaced in manuscript, small worm-trails to gutter margins of first five gatherings, very occasional ink underlining.
Price
£ 375.00
[SOCIETY OF FRIENDS]. Five pamphlets In this Volume, viz. 1. Two discourses and a Prayer, delivered at the Quakers' Yearly-Meeting in Bristol 1767, and taken down in Characters by a member of the Church of England 2. The Prayer of Agur illustrated, in a Funeral-discourse at Bristol; and a Sermon preached at French-Hay; taken down by the same hand. 3. A Sermon preached at Leeds, and taken down in Short-hand by James Blakes junior. To which are added, some of the last Sayings of Samuel Fothergill 4. An Epistle from Samuel Fothergill, Jonathan Raine, &c. the Friends who visited the Quarterly and Monthly-meetings of Ireland in 1762. 5. Poems inscribed to the Memory of Abraham Richard Hawkesworth, late Treasurer of the Bristol Infirmary, an one of the people called Quakers. Sold by Robert Jackson, [n.d., c.1775].
[2], 40, 36, 35, [1], 16, 23pp, [1]. Contemporary sheep, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities worn, surface loss to spine, joints split. Bookplate of Deborah Birkbeck, Settle to FEP, with her ink ownership inscription to head of title-page, leaves lightly toned.
Price
£ 125.00
[RICHARDSON, John]. An account of the life of that Ancient Servant of Jesus Christ, john richardson, Giving a Relation of many of his Trials and Exercises in his Youth, and his Services in the Work of the Ministry, in England, Ireland, America, &c. Printed and Sold by Luke Hinde. 1757. First edition.
vi, 236pp, [4]. With two terminal advertisement leaves. Contemporary calf, gilt. Extremities rubbed, some loss to head of spine, splitting to upper joint. Book-label of Henry Birkbeck and faded ink ownership inscription to FEP, loss to FFEP, slight loss to lower corner of leaf H5, very occasional marginal chipping, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
[FOTHERGILL, John]. An account of the Life and Travels in the Work of the Ministry, of john fothergill. To which is added, Divers Epistles to Friends in Great Britain and America, on various Occasions. Printed and Sold by Mary Hinde. 1773. Second edition.
v, [1], 338, xxix, [1]pp. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed. Later armorial bookplate of Henry Birkbeck to FEP, without FFEP, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 100.00
[CHURCHMAN, John]. An account of the gospel labours, and christian experiences of a faithful minister of christ, john churchman... James Philips. 1781. First British edition.
vii, [1], 351pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, gilt. Extremities rubbed and marked, some surface loss to spine. Without FFEP, slight marginal loss to leaf Q1, very occasional light spotting and creasing.
Price
£ 75.00
ANACREON. The odes of anacreon, translated from the greek into english verse, with notes. Printed by John Beart, for B. Crosby and Co. London. 1804. Second edition.
27, [1], 144pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary olive green half-morocco, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, later book-label of Ed Grabhorn to FEP, offsetting to title-page, slight damp-staining to rear blank fly-leaf and RFEP.
Price
£ 75.00
SMITH, Robert. Poems of controversy betwixt Episcopacy and Presbytery: also several poems and merry songs on other subjects. With some funeral elegies on various nobleman and gentlemen. [s.n.] Reprinted from the Original Edition of 1714. [1869].
Limited to 70 copies. viii, vii, [13], 120pp, [4]. With a preliminary publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's red cloth, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities marked, lightly rubbed, chipping to lettering-piece. Blank paper label pasted to FEP, light foxing to endpapers, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 85.00
THIRLWALL, Connop. Primitiae; or, essays and poems on various subjects, Religious, moral and entertaining.. Printed for the Author by T. Plummer. 1809. First Edition.
xiii, [3], 230pp, xvi, [2]. With a lithographed portrait frontispiece and a list of subscriber's. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbed and marked, some loss to spine, chipping to lettering-piece. Later armorial bookplate to FEP, foxed, very occasional marginal chipping/tearing.
Price
£ 200.00
CHOMEL, [Jean-Baptiste-Louis]. An Historical dissertation On a particular Species of Gangrenous sore Throat, which Reigned the last Year amongst young Children at Paris...To which are added, Some Corroborative cases, and other Medicinal tracts, by the Translator. Printed for E. Comyns...J. Robinson...P. Vaillant. 1753. First edition in English.
xvi, 128; 80pp. With half title. Contemporary gilt-ruled speckled calf. Extremities rubbed. Small ink-stamps of the recently dispersed library of Hugh Selbourne to verso of title-page and foot of p.51, else a fine copy.
Price
£ 450.00
MAHAN, A[lfred], T[hayer]. The life of nelson: the embodiment of the sea power of great britain. Sampson, Low, Marston, & Company, Limited. 1897. First British edition.
In two volumes. xxiii, [5], 454; xvi, [4], 427pp, [5]. With half-titles, an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume, 37 plates, a tipped-in publisher's announcement to the rear of Vol. I, and two terminal publisher's advertisement leaves to Vol. II. Untrimmed and partially unopened in original publisher's navy gilt-stamped cloth, T.E.G. Extremities lightly rubbed and marked. Private library shelf-label to FEP of Vol. II, frontispiece of Vol. II detached, short marginal tear to one leaf of Vol. II, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
MAHAN, A[lfred], T[hayer]. The life of nelson: the embodiment of the sea power of great britain. Sampson, Low, Marston, & Company, Limited. 1897. First British edition.
In two volumes. xxiii, [5], 454; xvi, [4], 427pp, [5]. With half-titles, an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume, 37 plates, a tipped-in publisher's announcement to the rear of Vol. I, and two terminal publisher's advertisement leaves to Vol. II. Untrimmed and partially unopened in original publisher's navy gilt-stamped cloth, T.E.G. Extremities lightly rubbed and marked. Book-labels of Alfred, Viscount Milner to FEPs, very occasional marginal loss, one plate detached, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
ALBERTI, Leon Battista. I dieci libri di architettura di leon battista alberti tradotti in italiano da cosimo bartoli... Nella stamperia di Giovanni Zempel presso Monte Giordano. 1784. New edition.
xxvi, 565pp, [1]. With 35 engraved folding plates. Attractively bound in contemporary richly gilt-tooled calf, tan morocco lettering-piece, gilt, armorial coloured arms of Cardinal Fiov. Andrea de Caledocia to boards, with arms of Malta superimposed, A.E.G., housed in custom tan cloth case. Extremities worn and a trifle marked, worming, surface loss, and slight cracking to spine, joints split. Marbled endpapers - some worming, occasional light spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 950.00
KNAPP, Georg Friedrich. The state theory of money. Macmillan and Co., Limited. 1924. First edition in English.
xviii, 306pp. With half-title. Original publisher's green cloth, gilt. Rubbed, bumped, and sunned, split to head of spine. Browning to endpapers, lightly spotted. From the library, though not identified as such, of British barrister Patrick Neill, Baron Neill of Bladen (1926-2016).
Price
£ 250.00
CASSEL, Gustav. Fundamental thoughts in economics. T. Fisher Unwin Ltd.. 1925. First edition in English.
159pp, [1]. With half-title. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in blue. A trifle rubbed and marked. Foxed. From the library, though not identified as such, of British barrister Patrick Neill, Baron Neill of Bladen (1926-2016).
Price
£ 125.00
[WARD, Edward]. The Tipling Philosophers. A Lyrick Poem. To which is subjoin'd, A short Abstract of their Lives and most memorable Actions . Printed: And Sold by J. Woodward. 1710.
[8], 40pp. With an additional title-page 'Wine and wisdom: or, the Tipling Philosophers...' (seemingly extracted from the later reissue, ESTC T124665), bound in place of leaf A4 (which in said reissue contains an advertisement for books printed for A. Bettesworth, ESTC does not however state whether this ought to be the case in this printing) - with the imprint date of both titles altered in manuscript to 1719. Contemporary half-calf, recently rebacked to style. Rubbing to boards. Ownership inscription of 'Robt. Holden' to FEP, later armorial bookplate to recto of FFEP, later ownership inscription of 'H. Slopes / Sept. 16th 1887' to head of same, occasional marginal ink-staining, foxed.
Price
£ 450.00
[FISHER, Anne]. The Pleasing Instructor or Entertaining Moralist consisting of Select Essays, Relations, Visions, and Allegories collected from The most Eminent English Authors to which are prefixed New Thought on Education. Published...by G. G. & J. Robinson. 1785. New edition.
[2], iii, [1], xii, 368pp. With an engraved title-page, and three engraved plates. Recent calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slight rubbing to extremities. Very small hole to lower corner of title-page, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 100.00