Recent Acquisitions

GURNEY, Joseph John. Observations on the religious peculiarities of the Society of Friends. Published by J. and A. Arch. 1824. First edition.
xii, 368pp, [2]. With half-title and a terminal advertisement leaf. Uncut in original publisher's paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbed, slight marking to upper board. Lightly foxed. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to FFEP; 'Henry Birkbeck / from the author'.
Price
£ 350.00
GURNEY, Joseph John. Hints on the portable evidence of Christianity. John & Arthur Arch et al.. 1832. Second edition.
[3], vi-viii, [1], iv, 183pp, [1]. Contents leaf misbound. Original publisher's cloth, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece to upper board. A trifle rubbed, spots of marking. Foxed, slight loss to RFEP. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'Henry Birkbeck with / the author's kind regards / 6th month 9th / 1834'.
Price
£ 250.00
GOUGH, John. A history of the people called quakers. From their first Rise to the present Time. Compiled from Authentic Records, and from the Writings of that People. Printed for Robert Jackson. 1789. First edition.
In four volumes. x, [1], 293, 298-546, [10]; [2], 557, [11]; 536, [10]; 573pp, [7]. Vol. IV dated 1790. Complete despite erratic pagination. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Extremities rubbed, spots of marking, sympathetic surface repair to upper board of Vol. IV. Book-labels of Norfolk Quaker Henry Birkbeck, Jun. to all FEPs, ink ownership inscriptions of Joseph Gurney to head of all title-pages, small marginal hole to leaf Mm1, Vol. I, slight loss to lower corner of leaves O4, Vol. II, B1 and Cc3, Vol. III, and Aa4 of Vol. IV, margin of Cc8, Vol. III trimmed - without loss of sense, foxed throughout, occasional marking.
Price
£ 350.00
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
PENN, William. Fruits of solitude, in reflections and maxims relating to the conduct of human life. Groombridge and Sons. 1855.
vii, [1], 86pp. With half-title, and an engraved frontispiece. In original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. Slight rubbing, spine sunned. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 50.00
PENN, William. Fruits of solitude, in reflections and maxims relating to the conduct of human life. Groombridge and Sons. 1855.
vii, [1], 86pp. With half-title, and an engraved frontispiece. In original publisher's red limp cloth, lettered in gilt. Slight rubbing, spine sunned. Light offsetting to title-page, a trifle dust-soiled.
Price
£ 50.00
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
ARAGO, [Francois]. Life of James Watt...to which are subjoined, memoir on machinery considered in relation to the porperity of the working classes, by m. arago; and historical account of the discovery of the composition of water, by lord brougham. Adam & Charles Black et al.. 1839. Second edition.
[2], 142pp. With half-title. Original publisher's dark buckram, printed paper lettering-piece to upper board. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Hinges exposed, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 100.00
HENRY, William. An epitome of chemistry, in three parts... Printed for J. Johnson. 1801. Second edition, corrected.
xv, [1], 221pp, [3]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards. Rubbed, loss and wear to spine. Book-label of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FEP, later armorial bookplate of same to FFEP, short tear and slight marginal loss to C6, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 250.00
SPENSER, Edmund. La mutabilita poema in due canti dall' inglese di edmundo spenser recato in verso italiano detto ottava rima da tommaso jacopo mathias. Dalla Stamperia del Genio Tipografico. 1827.
[4], x, [2], 13-70pp, [2]. Uncut in original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Slight chipping to foot of spine, foxed throughout, paper strip affixed to head of title with 'Dall' Autore' penned in the hand of T. J. Mathias.
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£ 150.00
MASON, William. Carattaco poema drammatico scritto sul modello della tragedia greca antica da guglielmo mason ec. ec. Dall' inglese recato in verso italiano da t. j. mathias. Da' Torchi di Agnelo Nobile. 1823.
xx, 133pp, [3]. Uncut in original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Extremities dust-soiled and a trifle marked, loss to head and foot of spine. Lightly foxed internally. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title by translator Thomas James Mathias; 'Dall' Autore'.
Price
£ 200.00
BRANSBY, James Hews. The school anthology; or selections for reading and recitation, in prose and verse. Printed for Baldwin and Craddock. 1831. Second edition.
xii, 396, 36pp. publisher's catalogue. Original publisher's green roan, ruled in gilt. With contemporary naive drab paper protective wrapper. Extremities rubbed. Ink ownership inscription of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FEP, two gatherings slightly protruding from text-block, lightly foxed.
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£ 125.00
CAREFUL, Martha. Household hints to young housewives, with the arrangements and receipts for forty dinners; &c.. Dean and Son. 1859. Twelfth edition.
[2], iv, 125pp, [1]. Original publisher's blind-stamped limp brown cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, spine sunned. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
[COLUMBUS, Christopher]. Discovery of america, by christopher columbus. Printed by William Folds and Son. 1824.
177pp, [3]. With a woodcut frontispiece, and five woodcut illustrations in the text. Contemporary speckled sheep, lettered in gilt. Rubbed, some splitting to joints. Foxed throughout.
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£ 200.00
HANCOCK, Rob[ert]. The loyalty of Popish Principles examin'd. In Answer to a late Book Entituled stafford's Memoirs. With some Considerations in this present Juncture offer'd to Protestant Dissenters. Printed by S. Roycroft, for Thomas Flesher. 1682. First edition.
[16], 191pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, recently rebacked, with contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, with slight loss at head and foot of spine, corners, cracking/marking to surfaces of boards. Manuscript initials (C.J.?) to head of title, else internally clean and crisp
Price
£ 400.00
GURNEY, Joseph John. Sabbatical verses. Published by J. and A. Arch. 1837. First edition.
[6], 58pp, [2]. Partially unopened in original publisher's navy cloth, printed paper lettering-piece to upper board. A trifle rubbed, spine sunned, slight loss to lettering-piece. Foxed throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to head of title-page; 'Henry Birkbeck Jun. / with J. J. Guerney's dear love / Grove/8 1837'.
Price
£ 250.00
GURNEY, Joseph John. Sabbatical verses. Published by J. and A. Arch. 1837. First edition.
[6], 58pp, [2]. Original publisher's blind-stamped red moire cloth, lettered in gilt, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed, wear to spine, damp-staining to lower board, some marking. Occasional light spotting. Association copy, inscribed in ink to front blank fly-leaf; 'Mary Ann Birkbeck / with E. P. Gurney's dear love / Grove - 1850', presumably Eliza Paul Gurney (1801-1881), third wife of Joseph John Gurney.
Price
£ 200.00
[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