Recent Acquisitions

MARCUS, Benjamin. Mykur hayem. Mistranslations and difficult passages of the old testament, calculated both to destroy the original true meaning, and to strengthen and confirm the infidel in his unbelief. Corrected and explained, in an easy and familiar manner... Printed for the author at the University Press by M. H. Gill. 1851.
503pp, [1]. Unopened in original publisher's brown blind-stamped cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed and bumped, spine sunned. Armorial bookplate of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FEP, foxed throughout.
Price
£ 50.00
BUXTON, Charles. The ideas of the day on policy. John Murray. 1866. First edition.
vi, 111pp, [1]. With half-title. Original publisher's blind-ruled navy cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, corners bumped. Upper hinge exposed, armorial bookplate of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FEP, hole to FFEP, ink ownership inscription to front blank fly-leaf, neat repair to lower corner of D1, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 50.00
[CHRISTIANITY]. Le miroir des ames, ou exposition des differens etats des ames par rapport a dieu, conformement a la realite ou aux idees allegoriques de la Foi... Chez Perisse Freres. 1827. Dixieme edition [i.e. tenth edition].
[4], 164pp. Contemporary calf, lettered and tooled in gilt. Extremities worn, with loss to spine. Occasional light spotting internally.
Price
£ 100.00
BARCLAY, John. Select anecdotes and instructive incidents, taken from publications of several members of the Society of friends, chiefly illustrative of their sentiments and conduct on various occasions. Printed and Sold by William Phillips. 1822.
iv, [1], 1-261pp, [17]. Contemporary diced calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, ruled in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Lightly foxed internally.
Price
£ 50.00
HILL, Benson Earle. Home service; or, scenes and characters from life, at out and head quarters. Henry Colburn. 1839. First edition.
In two volumes. viii, 318, 6; vi, 314, 6pp. With three terminal advertisement leaves, and an initial 16pp publisher's catalogue to each volume. Uncut in original publisher's paper boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. A trifle rubbed, some cracking to spines, corners bumped. Remnant of pasted-in manuscript note to FEP of Vol. I, some slight marginal water-staining to preliminaries of same, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
DRAKE, Nathan. Winter nights; or, fire-side lucubrations. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. 1820. First edition.
In two volumes. [6], 295, [1]; [4], 300pp. Uncut in original publisher's paper boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. Extremities a trifle rubbed and dust-soiled, loss to head of spines. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
[REEVE, Clara]. The old english baron: a gothic story. Printed for C. Dilly. 1797. Sixth edition.
xi, [1], 264pp. With an engraved frontispiece and seven engraved plates. Contemporary polished calf, recently rebacked in speckled calf, lettered in gilt. Rubbed, some surface loss to boards. Armorial bookplate with motto 'Bello et pace' to FEP, ink ownership inscriptions of 'Susan Ford' to FEP and head of title, foxed, plates browned.
Price
£ 100.00
BEKE, Charles T[ilstone]. The french and english in the red sea. Taylor and Francis. 1862. Second edition.
30pp, [2]. Disbound. Remnants of paper wrappers to spine, ink manuscript annotations to title; 'To be returned to Mr. Beke / J.V.P.' and 'Communicated to the Foreign Office 1862' respectively, occasional slight chipping and marginal loss.
Price
£ 75.00
[GOOCH, Richard]. Oxford and cambridge nuts to crack: or, quips, quirks, anecdotes, and facetiae of Oxford and Cambridge Scholars. A. H. Baily and Co.. 1835. Second edition.
xii, 270pp. With half-title and six engraved plates. Original publisher's green cloth, tooled in gilt and blind. Binding cocked and a trifle rubbed, some marking to boards, corners bumped. Foxed throughout.
Price
£ 75.00
MAURICE, Henry. A defence of Diocesan Episcopacy, in Answer to a Book of Mr. david clarkson, Lately Published, entituled, Primitive Episcopacy. Printed by Hannah Clark, for James Adamson. 1691. First edition.
[16], 455pp, [1]. With an initial imprimatur leaf. Recent black cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent endpapers, presentation bookplate to FEP; 'This Volume forms part of the Tottenham Library, which was purchased by general subscription, as a testimonial to the memory of the late Revd. Edward Tottenham, B.D., to be held in perpetual trust for the public benefit of the City of Bath. December, 1853', recent book-label and ink shelf-marks of the 'Bath Reference Library' to FFEP, contemporary ink ownership inscription to verso of imprimatur leaf; 'Nov. 12. 1691. pretis / Sum e Libris / Tho: Weekes', ink ownership inscription to head of title; 'Edwd. Tottenham / London 1832', marginal loss to lower corners of E1, H1, I4, Bb2, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 100.00
[ANTI-CATHOLIC TRACTS]. Popery Not Founded on scripture: or, The Texts with Papists cite out of the Bible, for the Proof of the Points of Their Religion, Examin'd, And shew'd to be alleged without Ground. Printed for Richard Chiswell, 1688 [i.e. 1689].
Two volumes bound as one. [6], 5-456, 453-879pp, [57]. With half-title. Without title-page for volume II. Recent black cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent endpapers, presentation bookplate to FEP; 'This Volume forms part of the Tottenham Library, which was purchased by general subscription, as a testimonial to the memory of the late Revd. Edward Tottenham, B.D., to be held in perpetual trust for the public benefit of the City of Bath. December, 1853', recent book-label and ink shelf-marks of the 'Bath Reference Library' to FFEP, ink ownership inscription; 'Edwd. Tottenham 1832 / London' to head of title-page with earlier deleted ownership inscription beneath, book-label of booksellers Bonsall to verso, marginal loss to lower corner of I2, very small hole to T1 - just clipping running-title, hole to text at head of Y3 with slight loss of sense, marginal hole to Ff2, short marginal tears to Kk4 and Rrrr4, very small holes to Aaaa2 and 5T4 - just clipping text in each instance, lightly browned and dust-soiled throughout, occasional manuscript annotations and underlining, some spotting and creasing.
Price
£ 150.00
LE VASSOR, Michel. Traite de la maniere d'examiner les differens de religion, dedie' au roy de la grande bretagne. Chez Pierre Brunel. 1697. First edition.
[40], 605pp, [1]. Without terminal (blank?) leaf. Recent black cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent endpapers, recent book-label and ink shelf-marks of the 'Bath Reference Library' to FFEP, ink ownership inscription to head of title; 'Edwd. Tottenham 1829', light browning to title-page.
Price
£ 100.00
COMBER, Thomas. The church history Clear'd from the Roman Forgeries And Corruptions found in the councils and baronius: In four parts. From The Beginning of Christianity, to the End of the Fifth General Council. Printed by Samuel Roycroft, for Robert Clavell. 1695.
[16], 175, [17], 335pp, [1]. With an initial imprimatur leaf, and an imprimatur leaf preceding title-page of third and fourth parts. Recent black cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent endpapers, presentation bookplate to FEP; 'This Volume forms part of the Tottenham Library, which was purchased by general subscription, as a testimonial to the memory of the late Revd. Edward Tottenham, B.D., to be held in perpetual trust for the public benefit of the City of Bath. December, 1853', recent book-label and ink shelf-marks of the 'Bath Reference Library' to FFEP, ink ownership inscription to head of first title; 'Edwd. Tottenham 1832 / London', lightly browned and foxed.
Price
£ 175.00
HOLMAN, H[erbert]. A handy book for shipowners and masters. G. Wilder & Son. 1891. Second edition.
[4], 155pp, [1]. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in black. A trifle rubbed, some water-damage, ink-spotting and marking to boards, spine sunned. Internally clean and crisp,
Price
£ 150.00
PRESTON, Charles. Hints to captains. Printed by John King and Co.. 1864.
iv, [1], 6-24pp. Stitched in original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Extremities browned, a trifle marked and dust-soiled. Occasional slight shaving to margins, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
GUILLEMARD, F[rancis] H[enry] H[ill]. The life of ferdinand magellan and the first circumnavigation of the globe. 1480-1521. George Philip & Son. 1890.
viii, [4], 353pp, [1]. With half-title, a monochrome portrait frontispiece, eight monochrome plates, 11 coloured maps, and numerous line illustrations in the text. Contemporary prize-binding of gilt-tooled navy calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Rubbing and surface loss to spine, a trifle sunned. Marbled endpapers, prize bookplate of 'St. Paul's Preparatory School' to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
SPENCER, Herbert. First principles. Williams & Norgate. 1900. Sixth edition.
[3], vi-xviii, 551pp, [1]. Without half-title. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Handsomely bound in contemporary prize-binding of gilt-tooled calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Extremities a trifle rubbed and spotted. Marbled endpapers, prize bookplate of 'St. Paul's School' to FEP, very occasional ink manuscript corrections to text, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
TANSILLO, Luigi. The Nurse, a poem. Translated from the Italian of luigi tansillo. By william roscoe. Printed by J. M'Creery. 1800. Second edition.
31, [1], 89, [3], 34pp. With half-title, and five line illustrations in the text. Parallel Italian and English text. Contemporary red half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed. Recent bookplate of 'Robert J. Hayhurst' to FEP, very occasional light dust-soiling.
Price
£ 125.00
SHAKESPEAR, John. A grammar of the hindustani language; to which is added a grammar of the dakhni. WM. H. Allen & Co.. 1855. Sixth edition.
xv, [1], 192pp. With an engraved frontispiece and five engraved plates depicting Hindustani characters. Original publisher's brown cloth, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed and marked, some loss to head and foot of spine, substantial loss to lettering-piece. Hinges exposed, recent ink ownership inscription to FFEP, light foxing to plates.
Price
£ 100.00
[NAUTICAL ALMANAC]. The nautical almanac and astronomical ephemeris for the year 1800. Published by order of the commissioners of longitude. Printed by C. Buckton...and Sold by P. Elmsly. 1793.
[16], 144, 15, [1], 145-162pp, [6]. With three terminal advertisement leaves. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, recently rebacked with contemporary spine laid-on. Without lettering-piece, worn, surface loss to boards, a trifle marked. Near contemporary armorial bookplate to FEP of 'George Rose' alongside book label of 'Mrs. Rose', printed duty stamp to verso of title, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 300.00