Recent Acquisitions

[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
LE VASSOR, Michel. Traite de la maniere d'examiner les differens de religion, dedie' au roy de la grande bretagne. Chez Pierre Brunel. 1697. First edition.
[40], 605pp, [1]. Without terminal (blank?) 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, ink ownership inscription to head of title; 'Edwd. Tottenham 1829', light browning to title-page.
Price
£ 100.00
COMBER, Thomas. The church history Clear'd from the Roman Forgeries And Corruptions found in the councils and baronius: In four parts. From The Beginning of Christianity, to the End of the Fifth General Council. Printed by Samuel Roycroft, for Robert Clavell. 1695.
[16], 175, [17], 335pp, [1]. With an initial imprimatur leaf, and an imprimatur leaf preceding title-page of third and fourth parts. 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 first title; 'Edwd. Tottenham 1832 / London', lightly browned and foxed.
Price
£ 175.00
FABYAN, Robert. The Chronicle of Fabian, whiche he nameth the concordaunce of histories, newly perused. And continued from the beginning of Kyng Henry the Seventh, to thende of Queene Mary. John Kyngston. 1559. Fourth edition.
Two volumes bound in one. [24], 46, 46-119, 121-286, 288-369; [2], 562, 562-571pp. Without terminal blank leaf. Early nineteenth-century straight-grained black morocco, gilt. Marbled endpapers and edges. Worn, with loss to surfaces, edges, head and foot of spine, bumping to corners. First three leaves inlaid (without loss of text), b5-6, Vol I., slightly shorter and likely inserted from another copy before rebinding. Occasional marginal/integral tears/paper repairs, small wormhole through to quire q from title, leaf c4v, Vol I., with corrected 'The xlv. Chapter' pasted over the final paragraph of the second column. Very cccasional ink/colour pencil underlining, annotations. Thomas Baker's copy, with his characteristic 'Tho: Baker Coll: Jo: Socius ejectus.' inscription to foot of title. Early Minto shelf label (with motto 'Credunt quod vident') and later bookplate of Thomas Evelyn Scot, 8th Baron Howard de Walden to FEP, along with an early bookseller's/auctioneers description. Variant ending without colophon, concluding on the 'viith Maye'. See ESTC S92506 for earlier state.
Price
£ 3,750.00
BOSE, Johann Andreas. Jo. andreae bosii schediasma de comparanda notitia scriptorum ecclesiasticorum, antehac priuatim traditum, post suasu amicorum recensitum, publicatum ac nunc denuo recusum. Sumpt. Jo. Zach. Nisii. 1686.
[8], 64pp. Recent vellum-backed marbled boards. Slight marking to spine, a trifle rubbed. Vey occasional ink underlining and marginal annotations, lightly spotted, leaves toned.
Price
£ 125.00
HOLMAN, H[erbert]. A handy book for shipowners and masters. G. Wilder & Son. 1891. Second edition.
[4], 155pp, [1]. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in black. A trifle rubbed, some water-damage, ink-spotting and marking to boards, spine sunned. Internally clean and crisp,
Price
£ 150.00
RAWLINSON, Robert. Lectures, reports, letters, and papers on sanitary questions. P. S. King. 1876. First edition.
[4], 154pp. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page; 'Edward Williams / from the author'. [Bound with:] RAWLINSON, Robert. Waterworks. Borough of liverpool. Report on the proposed supply of water to liverpool, from bala lake, in north wales. London. Waterlow & Sons, [1866]. Second edition. 34pp.With a large engraved folding map. 8vo. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Extremities heavily rubbed. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
[BANKING]. Remarks of mr. webster, on the removal of the deposites and on the subject of a national bank... Printed by Gales & Seaton. 1834. First edition.
23pp, [1]. Stitched, as issued. A trifle browned and dust-soiled, chipping to edges of title-page, with recent ink shelf-mark to head, vertical crease to centre of all leaves.
Price
£ 125.00
GUILLEMARD, F[rancis] H[enry] H[ill]. The life of ferdinand magellan and the first circumnavigation of the globe. 1480-1521. George Philip & Son. 1890.
viii, [4], 353pp, [1]. With half-title, a monochrome portrait frontispiece, eight monochrome plates, 11 coloured maps, and numerous line illustrations in the text. Contemporary prize-binding of gilt-tooled navy calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Rubbing and surface loss to spine, a trifle sunned. Marbled endpapers, prize bookplate of 'St. Paul's Preparatory School' to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
TANSILLO, Luigi. The Nurse, a poem. Translated from the Italian of luigi tansillo. By william roscoe. Printed by J. M'Creery. 1800. Second edition.
31, [1], 89, [3], 34pp. With half-title, and five line illustrations in the text. Parallel Italian and English text. Contemporary red half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed. Recent bookplate of 'Robert J. Hayhurst' to FEP, very occasional light dust-soiling.
Price
£ 125.00
POTTER, John Philips. The moralist; or, essays on the means of Moral Education. Addressed to parents. Printed for F. C. and J. Rivington...and J. Parker. 1821. First edition.
[3], vi-viii, 166pp, [2]. Without half-title. Handsomely bound in contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slightest of rubbing and marking to extremities. Lightly foxed, overall internally clean and crisp. From the Williams' Library, Cheltenham, with their ink-stamp to FEP.
Price
£ 100.00
[ROYAL NAVY]. The proceedings at large of the court-martial, on the trial of The Honourable Augustus Keppel...for the admiral, and published by his permission. Printed for J. Alomn. 1779. First edition.
[2], 184, 10pp. [Bound with:] Minutes of the proceedings at a court-martial, Assembled for the trial of Vice-Admiral Sir Hugh Palliser, Bart....Published by order of The Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. London. Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1779. First edition. [4], 95pp, [1]. Folio. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed, surface loss to boards, joints split with upper board working loose, slight loss to head and foot of spine. Near contemporary armorial bookplate to FEP of 'Thomas James, Viscount Bulkeley', recent bookplate of 'Robert J. Hayhurst' pasted below, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 500.00
SHAKESPEAR, John. A grammar of the hindustani language; to which is added a grammar of the dakhni. WM. H. Allen & Co.. 1855. Sixth edition.
xv, [1], 192pp. With an engraved frontispiece and five engraved plates depicting Hindustani characters. Original publisher's brown cloth, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed and marked, some loss to head and foot of spine, substantial loss to lettering-piece. Hinges exposed, recent ink ownership inscription to FFEP, light foxing to plates.
Price
£ 100.00
JAMES I. A counter-blaste to tobacco. (Written by king james I.). E. & G. Goldsmid. 1885.
32pp. Disbound. Lightly foxed, overall clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
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
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