Recent Acquisitions

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
DU MOULIN, Peter. A vindication of the sincerity of the Protestant Religion In the Point of Obedience to sovereigns. Opposed To the Doctrine of Rebellion, authorised and practised by the Pope and the Jesuites. In Answer to a Jesuitical Libel, Entituled philanax anglicus. Printed for Benjamin Took. 1679. Fourth edition.
[24], 148, [2], 14pp. 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 / Nottingham', short strip of clear tape to head of title, slight marginal loss to lower corner of Y3, occasional creasing, light dust-soiling, spotting.
Price
£ 250.00
JAMES, Thoma[s]. Bellum papale, sive, concordia discors sixti quinti, et clementis octavi, circa Hieronymianam Editionem.... Impensis Joh. Dumore. 1678.
[50], 122pp, [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 head of title; 'Edwd. Tottenham / London 1834', horizontal tear to title-page - expertly repaired, some loss to lower margins of F1 and G3, with small paper flaw to fore-edge of the latter, slight water-staining to gutter of final two gatherings, occasional light dust-soiling and browning.
Price
£ 300.00
NICHOLAS, Nicholas Harris. A history of the royal navy, from the earliest times to the wars of the french revolution. Richard Bentley. 1847. First edition.
In two volumes. xxv, [3], 469, [1]; viii, 534pp. With an engraved frontispiece to each volume. Titles in red and black. Original publisher's navy blue cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Slight rubbing, spines sunned. Bookplates, shelf-marks, and ownership inscriptions of 'L. Mill' to front endpapers, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
[BOWEN, Abel]. The naval monument, containing official and other accounts of all the battles fought between the navies of the united states and great britain during the late war; and an account of the war with algiers...to which is annexed a naval register of the united states. Published by A. Bowen. 1816. First edition.
xvi, [2], 316pp, [2]. With tipped-in errata slip, an engraved frontispiece, and 24 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, recently rebacked, recent contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Boards worn, bumped, and repaired. Booksellers catalogue description pasted to FEP alongside the apparent book-label 'Mr. G. Hyde de Neuville', the ink gift inscription; 'P. J. from Lady Leveson', and the ink ownership inscription; 'Arthur C. Leveson / Royal Navy', recent free-endpapers, offsetting from all plates, browned, foxed throughout.
Price
£ 500.00
[MARKS, Richard]. Nautical essays: or, a spiritual view of the ocean and maritime affairs: with reflections on The Battle of Trafalgar, and other events. Published by J. Nisbet. 1818. First edition.
[8], 211pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, recently neatly rebacked. Rubbed with discolouration to boards. Hinges exposed, armorial bookplate of 'Letitia Le Poer French' to FEP, contemporary ink gift inscription to FFEP, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 300.00
[FIELDING, Henry]. The history of the adventures of joseph andrews, And of his friend Mr. abraham adams, written in imitation of The Manner of Cervantes, Author of Don Quixote. Printed for G. and A. Ewing et al.. 1754. Third edition.
Two volumes bound as one. xvi, [4], 21-208; [2], 178pp. With title-page for Vol. II. Contemporary calf. Without lettering-piece, rubbed, surface loss to spine, joints cracked, upper board held by cords only. Ink initials to title of Vol. I, ink-stamps of 'Bibliotheque communale, Ville de Brest' to title-page and foot of D9 and N6, slight damp-staining to gutter margins of first two gatherings, some marginal loss to leaf D, near contemporary ink ownership inscription to RFEP, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 75.00
WARING, Robert. Amoris Effigies: Sive, Quid Fit Amor?.... Excudebat J. Redmyane. 1671. Fifth Edition.
[14], 10, 138pp, [6]. Contemporary blind-ruled sheep, lightly rubbed, with small incision to lower board. Upper hinge split. Early inked price of 6d to FFEP, and eighteenth-century inscription of lawyer Newcommon Wallis to blank-fly.
Price
£ 150.00
STATIUS, Publius Papinus. Publii Papinii Statii Sylvarum libri v. Cum notis ad marginem Commentarii vice, Quas undecunque collegit thomas stephens, Scholae buriensis Moderator. Apud Thomam Buck. 1651. First edition.
[16], 128, 127-163, [9], 48pp, [2]. With a terminal errata leaf. Contemporary calf, later rebacked and recornered, later red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities heavily rubbed. Later endpapers, manuscript note pasted to FEP, ink library shelf-marks to head of title, ink-stamps of the British Museum - with later withdrawn stamps dated 1818 - to verso of title-page, p.97, and p.48, occasional ink underlining, spotting.
Price
£ 325.00
RADCLIFFE, Ann. The italian, or the confessional of the black peninents. A romance. Printed for T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies. 1797. Second edition.
In three volumes. 380; [2], 360; 444pp. Uncut in original publisher's blue paper boards, later rebacked in tan paper. Rubbing to spines, slightest of splitting to joints, wear and substantial surface loss to boards. Later blank endpapers, occasional minor foxing and light water-staining.
Price
£ 375.00
TOWNSHEND, Thomas. Poems. Printed by T. Bensley, for E. and S. Harding. 1796. First edition.
vii, [1], 112pp. With an engraved plate, and numerous engraved head- and tail-pieces. Handsomely bound in contemporary red morocco, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt, A.E.G. Rubbed, some wear to lower board, lightly marked. Marbled endpapers, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
LEE, Henry. Poetic impressions. A Pocket Book, with scraps and memorandums. Including the Washing Day, Ironing Day; Brewing Day; Quarter Day; And Saturday. Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones. 1817. First edition.
[2], x, 187pp, [1]. With half-title. Uncut in original publisher's paper boards, recently rebacked in brown paper. Slight tear to head of spine, a trifle marked. Lightly foxed and dust-soiled, overall internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page; 'With the author's compts. to / Mr. Gould Read'.
Price
£ 300.00
MILL, John Stuart. A system of logic ratiocinative and inductive, being a connected view of the principles of evidence, and the methods of scientific investigation. John W. Parker and Son. 1856. Fourth edition.
In two volumes. xvi, 528; xii, 531pp, [1]. Handsomely bound in contemporary calf, contrasting green and brown morocco lettering-pieces, spines richly gilt, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed and sunned. Marbled endpapers, ink gift inscription to front blank fly-leaf of Vol. I, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 175.00
JERNINGHAM, Mr. [Edward]. Poems on various subjects. Viz. The nunnery, The magdalens, The nun, ruins of an abbey, yarico to inkle, il latte, fugitive pieces. Printed for J. Robson. 1767. First edition.
[4], 119pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Some rubbing, slight loss to head of spine. Ink ownership inscription to FFEP; 'Ellen Hester Mary Edwards / 1777', very occasional light browning.
Price
£ 150.00
BAKER, Henry. Medulla poetarum romanorum: or, the Most Beautiful and Instructive passages of the roman poets... Printed for D. Midwinter et al.. 1737. First edition.
In two volumes. [12], 555, [1]; [2], 545pp, [11]. Parallel English and Latin text. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Extremities rubbed, slightest of marking, chipping to lettering-pieces. Loss to bottom corner of Z, Vol. I - just clipping catch-word, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
[BIBLE - English, Authorized Version]. The holy bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, translated out of The Original Tongues: And with the former translations Diligently Compared and Revised, By His Majesty's Special Command. Printed by T. Wright and W. Gill...And sold by S. Crowder...and by W. Jackson. 1772.
Title in red and black. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled straight-grain red morocco, A.E.G. Extremities a trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, bookplate of Sir Henry Hope Edwardes to FEP, manuscript notes of births and deaths within the Edwardes family to front blank fly-leaves, very short marginal tear to title-page, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 375.00