Recent Acquisitions

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
[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.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 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.
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£ 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
PRIESTLEY, Joseph. A Familiar Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Perspective. Printed for J. Johnson and J. Payne. 1770. First edition.
[2], 3, iv-xv, [1], 132pp, [8]. With terminal advertisement leaf, 25 engraved plates, folding, two of which with moveable flaps. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, gilt, contrasting morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, with chips to foot of spine, rubbing to surfaces, bumping to corners. Presentation copy, inscribed 'The Gift of the author to B. Forster. 1770', with two further ink inscriptions 'B. Forster' and 'B.M. Forster 17807'.
Price
£ 950.00
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'.
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£ 300.00
[SOUTH SEA BUBBLE]. The south sea bubble, and the Numerous Fraudulent Projects to which it gave rise in 1720, historically detailed as a beacon to the unwary against modern schemes (enumerated in an appendix) equally visionary and nefarious. For Thomas Boys. 1825. Second edition, with additions.
180pp. With engraved frontispiece and extra-engraved title, both depicting contemporary images relating to the Bubble. Uncut, in original publisher's attractive printed boards. Rubbed and a trifle marked, with loss to head of spine. FFEP torn away. Armorial bookplate of James Whatman to FEP.
Price
£ 950.00
[PUBLISHER'S PROSPECTUS]. A. G. Prys-Jones. A memory of t. e. lawrence: with a portrait engraving by anthony christmas. The Hermit Press. [1997]. First edition.
4pp. Stitched in original publisher's tan paper wrappers, lettered in black. A very fine copy with only the very slightest of wear to extremities.
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£ 30.00
DUVAL, Elizabeth W.. T. E. Lawrence: A bibliography. Arrow Editions [The Spiral Press]. [1938]. First edition, limited to 500 copies.
[2], 95pp, [1]. With half-title. Original publisher's canvas-backed blue-black paper boards, lettered in black, glassine wrapper, housed in original publisher's brown card slipcase. A very fine copy. Slipcase a trifle marked and sunned, some splitting to joints, loss to foot.
Price
£ 150.00
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
[AUCTION CATALOGUE]. In Chancery. In the matter of henry turner, a lunatic. Particulars of stock and effects, consisting of bar iron, scrap iron, cast iron, tools, charcoal, cordwood, coke, fire bricks, boats, &c. &c. at the iron works, at wilden, in the county of worcester, the property of the said henry turner, To be Sold, pursuant to the order of the lord high chancellor... Shaw & Sons, [s.d., c.1840]. First edition.
7pp, [1]. Stitched, as issued. A trifle creased, dust-soiled, and spotted.
Price
£ 125.00
[GORE, Miss]. [MARCAILHOU, G.]. [Indiana. A story suggested by Marcialhou's "Indiana Waltz"]. Cowell's Anastatic Press. [c.1860]. First edition.
[8]ff. Drophead title. With eight lithographic plates (one of which photographically lithographed?), each with detailing added in pen and ink, some with additional wash, as issued. Original blind-stamped mauve cloth, titled in gilt to upper board. Rubbed and lightly marked, with tears to spine, some loss at head. Occasional spotting to text and plates. Ink inscription, dated 1889, of 'J.E.P. Fitzgerald', noting that 'This Book belonged to Lady Jane Bourchier' alongside an attribution of authorship, to verso of FFEP.
Price
£ 850.00
MUNDY, Lieut.-General [Godfrey Basil]. The life of rodney. Printed for James Carpenter and Son. 1836. New edition.
xvi, 283pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece, extra-illustrated with two engraved plates. Contemporary gilt-tooled black morocco, A.E.G. Rubbed. Silk endpapers, armorial plate depicting Rodney's coat-of-arms pasted to head of p.1, engraved portrait of Captain Bazeley pasted to foot of p.89, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 200.00