Recent Acquisitions

[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.
Price
£ 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
MOLLOY, Charles. De jure maritimo et navali: or, a treatise of Affairs Maritime and of Commerce. The Three Books. Printed for R. Vincent. 1701. Fifth edition.
[24], 433pp, [15]. With an engraved frontispiece, and an additional engraved title-page. Contemporary blind-stamped calf. Without lettering-piece. Extremities worn. Deleted near contemporary ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, very occasional spotting/marginal chipping.
Price
£ 300.00
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
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
SEWELL, W[illiam]. Collegiate reform. A sermon preached before the university of oxford, on the first sunday in advent, 1853. John Henry Parker. 1853. First edition.
[2], 40pp. Presentation copy, ink inscription to head of title; 'From the author' - sadly shaved away in part. [Bound after a defective work; 'A reply to professor Vaughan's strictures...' Oxford. John Henry Parker, 1853.] 8vo. Recent plain paper boards, typed lettering-piece, marbled edges. Extremities a trifle marked and sunned. Recent ink ownership inscription to FEP, occasional dog-earing, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
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