Recent Acquisitions

OSLER, Edward. The life of admiral viscount exmouth. Smith, Elder and Co.. 1835. First edition.
xvi, 448pp, [16]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece, four lithographic plates, an engraved folding plan, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Uncut in original publisher's green cloth-backed drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Some rubbing, spots of marking, spine sunned, chipping to lettering-piece. Ink ownership inscription and armorial bookplate of 'Rear Admiral Sir Graham Hamond' to FEP, plates foxed, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 450.00
QUARLES, Francis. Emblems divine and moral: together with hieroglyphics of the life of man. Printed and Sold by H. Trapp. 1777.
[2], 289pp, [1]. Without two terminal leaves - translations of Latin mottoes and directions to the binder respectively. With an engraved half-title and a further 96 engraved plates. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, cracking to spine, corners bumped. Marbled endpapers, front blank fly-leaf removed, small hole to engraved half-title, very occasional ink-spotting/marking.
Price
£ 200.00
QUARLES, Francis. Emblems Divine and Moral; Together with hieroglyphicks of the Life of Man. Printed for D. Midwinter et al.. 1736.
[8], 375pp, [1]. With an engraved half-title and 93 engravings in the text. Bound by Charles Goodall of Leeds in early twentieth-century navy half-calf, buckram boards, tooled in gilt and blind. Rubbing to joints and edges, marking to boards, pen trials to recto and verso of engraved half-title, slight loss to lower corners of C2-3, browned throughout, occasional spots of dust-soiling.
Price
£ 250.00
QUARLES, Francis. Emblems, Divine and Moral; Together with hieroglyphicks of the Life of Man. Printed for A. Bettesworth et al.. 1723.
[8], 375pp, [1]. With an engraved half-title, and a further 94 engravings in the text. Contemporary gilt-ruled speckled calf. A trifle rubbed and marked, joints split. Hinges exposed, ink ownership inscriptions of 'William H. Davis' to recto of FFEP and head of p.9, small worm-trail to lower margins throughout, light dust-soiling.
Price
£ 250.00
QUARLES, Francis. Divine fancies, Digested Into Epigrams. Meditations. and Observations. Printed by T. D. for John Williams. 1675. Seventh edition, corrected.
[24], 167pp, [1]. Without frontispiece. Contemporary gilt-tooled black morocco, initialed 'R. S.' to both upper and lower board. Rubbed, spine sunned, corners bumped. Marbled endpapers, without FFEP and RFEP, later book-label to front blank fly-leaf; 'From the library of the Reverend Wm: Major Scott M.A.', loss to lower margin of H3, occasional spotting, light foxing.
Price
£ 350.00
DREXEL, Jeremias. Recta intentio Omnium humanarum actionum amussis. Formis Cornelii Leysserii. 1628. Editio tertia [i.e. third edition].
[26], 625pp, [1]. With an engraved title-page and two engraved plates. Partially uncut in contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities discoloured and a trifle rubbed and marked. Nineteenth-century ink ownership inscription to FFEP, light browning to title-page, offsetting from plates, very occasional slight marginal water-staining, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
[DE ROSSI, Giovanni Gherardo]. Scherzi poetici e pittorici. s.n., [Bodoni], s.d., [c.1800].
[62]pp. With half-title, an engraved title-page, and 40 engraved plates. Contemporary red roan-backed, vellum tipped marbled boards, lettered and tooled in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Lightly foxed internally.
Price
£ 450.00
[NAUTICAL ALMANAC]. The nautical almanac and astronomical ephemeris for the year 1816. Published by order of the commissioners of longitude. Printed by T. Bensley...and Sold by John Murray. 1812.
[16], 162pp, [6]. With three terminal advertisement leaves. Contemporary git-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. A trifle rubbed and marked, spine worn with loss to head and lettering-piece. Endpapers lightly browned, red printed duty stamp to verso of title, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
[LYTTELTON, George Lytellton, Baron]. The court-secret: A Melancholy Truth. Now first Translated from the Original Arabic. By an Adept in the Oriental Tongues. Printed for T. Cooper. 1742. Second edition.
43pp, [1]. Later pink paper wrappers. Some marking to extremities. Ink price to head of title (Vol. 3d), ink manuscript annotation to verso, occasional light dust-soiling.
Price
£ 200.00
[ROYAL NAVY]. A proposal for the Encouragement of Seamen to serve more readily in His Majesty's Navy, for preventing of Desertion, supporting their Wives and Families, and for the easier and quieter Government of His Majesty's Ships. Printed for A. Millar. 1758. First edition.
[3], vi, [1], 8-32pp. Without half-title. Recent plain paper boards. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent endpapers, marginal pen-trials to p.32, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
[NORRIS, Richard]. Minutes Taken at a Court-Martial, assembled On Board His Majesty's Ship Torbay...Being an Enquiry into the Conduct of Captain richard norris. Printed fro W. Webb. 1745. First edition.
92pp. Uncut and unopened. Stitched, as issued. Slight marginal loss to head of title-page, some spots of marking, very occasional light dust-soiling. [Together with:] An appendix to the minutes Taken at a Court-Martial, Appointed to Enquire into the Conduct of Captain richard norris... London. Printed for W. Webb, 1745. First edition. 48pp. Recent cloth-backed marbled paper boards. A trifle rubbed. Light dust-soiling to title-page, damp-staining to top-corner of all leaves.
Price
£ 375.00
MATHEWS, [Thomas]. Authentick letters from Admiral Mathews to the Sec--t----s of St--te, the L----ds of the Ad------ty, &c. Relating to his Expedition to the Mediterranean, With their answers. From the Time of his going out, to the late Engagement. Printed for W. Webb. [1744]. First edition.
[2], 5-29, 29-30, 30-68pp. Complete despite erratic pagination. Recent navy cloth-backed marbled papers boards. Extremities a trifle rubbed. Recent endpapers, very small hole to K1 - touching text without loss of sense, occasional light dust-soiling, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
MAYDMAN, Henry. Naval Speculations, and Maritime Politicks: Being a Modest and Brief discourse of the Royal Navy of england:of Its Oeconomy and Government, and A Projection for an everlasting Seminary of Seamen, by a Royal Maritime Hospital. With A Project for a royal fishery. Also Necessary Measures in the present War with France, &c.. Printed by William Bonny, and sold by Sam. Manship. 1691. First edition.
[32], 348pp, [2]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and a terminal errata leaf. Without terminal blank. Contemporary gilt-tooled speckled calf, later rebacked, later contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, particularly to joints. Later plain endpapers, armorial bookplate of 'Thomas Foley' to FEP, with his ownership inscription to verso of frontispiece, very short closed tear to title - not touching text, worm-trail to upper margin throughout - occasionally touching running-title, slight loss to lower corner of P1, lower corner of Z1 repaired, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 1,500.00
DUREL, John. Sanctae Ecclesiae anglicanae adversus Iniquas atque inverecundas Schismaticorum criminationes vindiciae. Typis Guliel. Godbid, prostant apud Guliel. Wells & Rob. Scott. 1669. First edition.
[116], 537pp, [1]. With initial imprimatur leaf misbound after title-page. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities a trifle rubbed and discoloured, recent ink library shelf-mark to spine. Nineteenth-century armorial bookplate of 'Revd. Francis Fortescue Knottesford' to FEP alongside later book label of 'Guliemi O'Brien' and the recent book label of 'Miltown Park Library', ink-stamp of Miltown Park Library to title-page, ink correction to single catch-word, light water-staining throughout, foxed.
Price
£ 450.00
WHITE, Richard. Ricardi Viti basinstochii comitis palatini historiarum britanniae Insulae, ab Origine Mundi, ad annum Christi octingentesimum, Libri Nouem Priores, ad senatum, populum q; Britannum. Quorum Argumenta post sequuntur. Apud Carolum Boscardum typographum iuratum. 1602.
Nine books in five parts. [16], 469, [3]; [8], 123, [3]; [8], 96; [4], 108; [8], 174pp, [2]. Each book with a separate title-page. With an engraved portrait of the author to verso of collective title-page and an engraving of his arms to verso of A7. Contemporary sheep, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities heavily rubbed, splitting to joints, lower board held (firmly) by cords only. Hinges exposed, browning to endpapers, early armorial bookplate to FEP - obscured by later book-labels of 'Guliemi O'Brien' (dated 1899) and 'Milltown Park Library', light dust-soiling and small ink-mark to title-page, short marginal tear to head of Ee6, tear to text of F5, book four, small holes to text of F2-3, book five - without loss of sense in either instance.
Price
£ 450.00
NICOLAS, Paul Harris. Historical record of the royal marine forces. Thomas and William Boone. 1845. First edition.
In two volumes. [4], xxxix, [1], 384, 8; 4, [6], 390pp, [1]. With publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's blind-stamped red cloth, recently rebacked with original spine and contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces laid-on. Rubbed, some surface loss, spots of marking, bumping to boards. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 175.00
[SPARVENFELD, Johan Gabriel]. Catalogus centuriae librorum rarissimorum manuscript. & partim impressorum, Arabicorum, Persicorum, Turcicorum, Graecorum, Latinorum &c. Quo anno MDCCV Bibliothecam Publicam Academiae Upsalensis auxit & exornavit. Typis Joh. Henry. Werneri S:ae R:ae M:tis & Acad. Upsal. Typographi. 1706. First edition.
[6], 74pp. With text in mixed Latin and Arabic type. Uncut and largely unopened, in later paper wrappers. Ink inscription to head of upper wrapper.
Price
£ 350.00
POOLE, Matthew. The Nullity of the Romish Faith, or a blow At the Root of the Romish Church, being An Examination of that Fundamentall Doctrine of the church of rome concerning the Churches Infallibility, and of all those several Methods which their most famous and approved Writers have used for the defence thereof... Printed by H[enry] H[all] for Ric: Davis, and are to be sold by Geo. West, and A. Curteyn. 1667. Third edition.
[10], 244, 100pp, [6]. 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 title; 'Edwd. Tottenham / 1832 / Cambridge', short strip of clear tape to head of title, very occasional slight marginal chipping, leaves toned.
Price
£ 200.00
JAMES, Thomas. A treatise of the corruption of Scripture, Councils and Fathers, by the Prelats, Pastors and Pillars Of the Church of Rome, For Maintenance of popery... Printed for Josh. Phillips. 1688.
[30], 560pp. Without initial imprimatur 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, short strip of clear tape to head of title, ink ownership inscription to title; 'Edwd. Tottenham 1832 / London', slight loss to margin of B2, minor marginal paper flaws to Y5-6, foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
CULVERWEL, Nathanael. An elegant And learned discourse of the Light of Nature, With severall other treatises... Printed for Tho. Williams, and are to be sold by Henry Dymock. 1669.
[16], 175, [1], 212pp. Recent black cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent endpapers, bookplate to FEP of 'Bath Guildhall Library. Tottenham Collection', recent book-label and ink shelf-marks of the 'Bath Reference Library' to FFEP, ink inscription to later blank fly-leaf; 'Presented / to the / Tottenham Library / Trustees / by / Joseph Stapleton / May 4 / 1859', short strip of clear tape to head of title, very small holes to upper margin of V2-4, slight marginal paper flaw to terminal leaf, manuscript contents to rear blank fly-leaf, toned and foxed throughout.
Price
£ 200.00