Recent Acquisitions

LLOYD, W[illiam] F[orster]. Prices of Corn in Oxford in the Beginning of the Fourteenth Century: Also from the Year 1583 to the Present Time.... At the University Press. 1830. First edition.
viii, 100pp. Partially unopened in original cloth boards. Without lettering-piece, a trifle rubbed. Endpapers lightly browned, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
BACON, Francis. History Naturall And Experimentall, Of Life and Death. Or Of the Prolongation of Life. Printed by John Haviland for William Lee, and Humphrey Mosley. 1638.
[30], 395 [i.e. 435]pp, [3]. With an initial imprimatur leaf, an additional imprimatur on p.395 [i.e.435], and a terminal blank leaf. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, recently rebacked to style, recent contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Boards a trifle marked, some wear to corners. Recent plain endpapers, nineteenth-century ownership inscription to verso of title, light damp-staining throughout, single instance of ink underlining and marginal annotation.
Price
£ 650.00
BLOUNT, Sir Thomas Pope. A Natural History: Containing Many not Common Observations: Extracted out of the best Modern Writers. Printed for R. Bentley. 1693. First edition.
[16], 469, [3]. With three pages of terminal advertisements. Contemporary speckled calf, spine richly gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Slightly rubbed, a little bumped to edges, small splits to joints at head and foot, else a crisp and fresh copy. With the bookplate of William Trumbull, Esq, to FEP.
Price
£ 950.00
BACON, Francis. Considerations touching a Warre with spaine. Written by the Right Honourable Francis Lo. Verulam, Vi. St. Alban. [s.n.], Imprinted 1629. First edition.
[2], 46pp. Uncut, handsomely bound by F. Bedford in nineteenth-century gilt-tooled polished tan calf, T.E.G., recently expertly rebacked to style by Aquarius of London, preserving contemporary backstrip and morocco lettering-piece, housed in custom brown morocco-backed slip-case. Marbled endpapers. Very light marking to extremities., recent bookplates of Harold Greenhill and David and Lulu Borowitz to FEP, earlier booksellers note tipped-in to recto of FFEP, small repaired hole to title-page - just clipping author's name, else a fine copy.
Price
£ 2,000.00
LOCKER, Edward Hawke. Memoirs of celebrated naval commanders, illustrated by engravings from original pictures in the naval gallery of greenwich hospital. Harding and Lepard. 1832. First edition.
[12], 12, 13, [1], 19, [1], 13, [1], 13, [1], 11, [1], 15, [1], 11, [1], 16, 12, 8, 11, [1], 16, 13, [1], 22, 41, [1], 8, 3, [1], 15, [1], 12pp. With 20 engraved plates. Contemporary navy calf tooled in gilt and blind, marbled boards, A.E.G. Some rubbing. Short marginal tear to one leaf, light foxing to plates, else internally clean and crisp. Subscriber's copy, ownership inscription of 'Vice Admiral / Sir Graham E. Hamond / 1838', with his armorial bookplate to FEP.
Price
£ 750.00
ALLEN, Joseph. Memoir of the life and services of admiral sir william hargood... Printed for Private Circulation Only, by Henry S. Richardson. 1841. First edition.
xii, [2], 296pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece, and two engraved plates. Original publisher's green cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Slight loss to head of sunned spine, a trifle marked. Armorial bookplate of Sir G. E. Hamond to FEP, alongside the ownership inscription: 'Vice Admiral / Sir Graham E. Hamond', very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 600.00
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
COLLINGWOOD, G[eorge] L[ewis] Newnham. A selection from the public and private correspondence of vice-admiral lord collingwood: interspersed with memoirs of his life. James Ridgway. 1828. Second edition.
Two volumes bound as one. xiv, 362; xi, [1], 418pp. With half-titles, an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I, and a folding plan of the Battle of Trafalgar. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, upper joint split. Ink ownership inscription to FEP; 'Rear Admiral / Sir Graham E. Hamond / 1829', offsetting to Vol. I title-page, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 350.00
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
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
[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
TUCKEY, James Hingston. Maritime geography and statistics, or a description of the Ocean and its Coasts, maritime commerce, navigation, &c. &c. &c.. Printed for Black, Parry, and Co.. 1815. First edition.
In four volumes. xxxii, 536; viii, 599, [1]; viii, 566, [1]; vii, 760pp. Handsomely bound in contemporary diced calf, spines richly gilt, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed. Ink-stamps of St. Patrick's College, Thurles to all titles, foxed, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 1,500.00
[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
AMES, Richard. The Jacobite Conventicle. A poem.. Printed for R. Stafford. 1692. First edition.
[4], 22pp, [2]. Disbound. Slightly browned, occasional shaving, without loss of sense.
Price
£ 450.00
[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