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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.
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£ 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.
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£ 1,500.00
FITZHERBERT, Nicholas. Nicolai fizerberti De Antiquitate & Continuatione Catholicae Religionis in Anglia, & de alani cardinalis vita libellus. Ad Sanctissimum d.n. paulum quintum pontificem maximum. Apud Guillelmum Facciottum. 1608.
[8], 100pp, [4]. With terminal colophon and blank. Finely bound in nineteenth-century hard-grained green morocco, gilt. Marbled endpapers. A fine copy, with small marginal tear to C2. From the Milltown Park library, with bookplates to FEP, and neat ink-stamp to blank fly-leaf, further armorial bookplate, with motto 'RYDE THROUGH' of 'The Right Honourable John Lord Belhaven' to verso of title.
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£ 950.00
SANDER, Nicholas. Nicolai sanderi angli doct. theol. De origine ac progressv Schismatis Anglicani, Libri Tres: quibus historia continetur maxime ecclesiastica, Annorum circiter 60. lectu dignissima; Aucti prius per edovardum rishtonum... Sumptibus Petri Henningi. 1610.
[16], 456, [24], 182pp, [2]. Contemporary vellum, lacking ties, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities marked and discoloured, a trifle rubbed. Upper board and initial gathering separating from text-block, booklabels of Gulielmi O'Brien and Milltown Park Library to FEP, ink initial to head of title-page, loss to lower corner of leaf T1, very occasional marginal chipping, foxed.
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£ 650.00
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
[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
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
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.
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£ 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.
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£ 300.00
[STEAMSHIPS], [HOUSE OF COMMONS]. Report on steam-vessel accidents. [s.n.]. [1839]. First edition.
vi, 40, 196pp, [2]. With eight engraved plates (one of which folding). [Bound after:] [HOUSE OF COMMONS]. Report from the select committee on british shipping; together with the minutes of evidence, appendix and index. [London]. [s.n.], [1844]. iv, 274pp. [And:] [HOUSE OF COMMONS]. Report from select committee on merchant seamen's fund; with the minutes of evidence, appendix, and index. [London]. [s.n.], [1840]. xii, 116pp. [And:] [HOUSE OF COMMONS]. Report from the select committee on merchant seamen's fund; together with the minutes of evidence, appendix and index. [London]. [s.n.], [1844]. xii, 187pp, [1]. [And:] [HOUSE OF COMMONS]. Shipping dues. Return to an Order of the Honourable The House of Commons, dated 10 February 1845;- for, a return "of the several Dues and Charges of every kind levied on Shipping at each Port, Harbour, or Creek in the United Kingdom... [London]. [s.n.], [1845]. 124pp, [2]. Quarto. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces. Extremities rubbed. Bookplates and ink shelf-marks of Bath Reference Library to endpapers, embossed stamp of same to first title-page, very occasional light spotting/marking.
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£ 350.00
[ROYAL NAVY], [HOUSE OF COMMONS]. Navy. Return to an Order of the Honourable The House of Commons, dated 20 March 1840;- for, statistical reports on the health of the navy, for the Years 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835 and 1836. (South american, west indian and north american, mediterranean and peninsular commands.). [s.n.]. [1840].
xxii, 323pp, [1]. [Bound before:] [HOUSE OF COMMONS]. Navy. Return to an Order of the Honourable The House of Commons, dated 5 October 1841;- for, statistical reports on the health of the navy, for the Years 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835 and 1836...Part II. (Cape of good hope and west coast of africa, and east india commands, home, and various forces, together with the totals for seven years throughout the service.) [London]. [s.n.], [1841]. xii, 340pp. [And:] [HOUSE OF COMMONS]. Ships pique, inconstant, &c....Copy of reports of Senior Officers on the Sailing Qualities of Her Majesty's Ships Pique and Inconstant, of Vanguard, Pembroke and Bellerophon, of Rodney and Vanguard, during their respective Trial Cruizes... [London]. [s.n.], [1839]. 151pp, [1]. With three engraved folding plates. [And:] [HOUSE OF COMMONS]. Navy (trial cruises)...Copies "of the several Reports...of the Sailing and other Qualities, as exhibited during the late Trial Cruises of Her Majesty's Ships Queen, Caledonia, St. Vincent, Camperdown, Albion, Espiegle, Daring, Flying Fish, Mutine, Waterwitch, Pantaloon, Osprey, and Cruizer; with the Names of the several Constructors of the same... [London]. [s.n.], [1845]. 55pp [1]. With 52 engraved folding diagrams. Quarto. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces. Extremities rubbed. Bookplates and ink shelf-marks of Bath Reference Library to endpapers, embossed stamp of same to first title-page, very occasional light spotting, tears to leaves CC1 and CC2 of second bound work - touching text without loss of sense.
Price
£ 950.00
[SHIPWRECKS], [HOUSE OF COMMONS]. First report from the select committee on shipwrecks; together with the minutes of evidence, appendix, and index. [James & Luke J. Hansard]. [1843].
xviii, 410, 106, 107-112, 107-193pp, [1]. With 19 engraved plates (four of which hand-coloured, six of which folding), and an engraved folding map. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces. Extremities rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Bookplates and ink shelf-marks of Bath Reference Library to endpapers, leaves lightly toned, very occasional light spotting.
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£ 950.00
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
[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
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