Recent Acquisitions

GURNEY, Joseph John. Hints on the portable evidence of Christianity. John & Arthur Arch et al.. 1832. Second edition.
[3], vi-viii, [1], iv, 183pp, [1]. Contents leaf misbound. Original publisher's cloth, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece to upper board. A trifle rubbed, spots of marking. Foxed, slight loss to RFEP. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'Henry Birkbeck with / the author's kind regards / 6th month 9th / 1834'.
Price
£ 250.00
GOUGH, John. A history of the people called quakers. From their first Rise to the present Time. Compiled from Authentic Records, and from the Writings of that People. Printed for Robert Jackson. 1789. First edition.
In four volumes. x, [1], 293, 298-546, [10]; [2], 557, [11]; 536, [10]; 573pp, [7]. Vol. IV dated 1790. Complete despite erratic pagination. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Extremities rubbed, spots of marking, sympathetic surface repair to upper board of Vol. IV. Book-labels of Norfolk Quaker Henry Birkbeck, Jun. to all FEPs, ink ownership inscriptions of Joseph Gurney to head of all title-pages, small marginal hole to leaf Mm1, Vol. I, slight loss to lower corner of leaves O4, Vol. II, B1 and Cc3, Vol. III, and Aa4 of Vol. IV, margin of Cc8, Vol. III trimmed - without loss of sense, foxed throughout, occasional marking.
Price
£ 350.00
BARCLAY, John. Select anecdotes and instructive incidents, taken from publications of several members of the Society of friends, chiefly illustrative of their sentiments and conduct on various occasions. Printed and Sold by William Phillips. 1822.
iv, [1], 1-261pp, [17]. Contemporary diced calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, ruled in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Lightly foxed internally.
Price
£ 50.00
PENN, William. Fruits of solitude, in reflections and maxims relating to the conduct of human life. Groombridge and Sons. 1855.
vii, [1], 86pp. With half-title, and an engraved frontispiece. In original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. Slight rubbing, spine sunned. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
PENN, William. Fruits of solitude, in reflections and maxims relating to the conduct of human life. Groombridge and Sons. 1855.
vii, [1], 86pp. With half-title, and an engraved frontispiece. In original publisher's red limp cloth, lettered in gilt. Slight rubbing, spine sunned. Light offsetting to title-page, a trifle dust-soiled.
Price
£ 50.00
DRAKE, Nathan. Winter nights; or, fire-side lucubrations. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. 1820. First edition.
In two volumes. [6], 295, [1]; [4], 300pp. Uncut in original publisher's paper boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. Extremities a trifle rubbed and dust-soiled, loss to head of spines. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
HENRY, William. An epitome of chemistry, in three parts... Printed for J. Johnson. 1801. Second edition, corrected.
xv, [1], 221pp, [3]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards. Rubbed, loss and wear to spine. Book-label of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FEP, later armorial bookplate of same to FFEP, short tear and slight marginal loss to C6, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
MASON, William. Carattaco poema drammatico scritto sul modello della tragedia greca antica da guglielmo mason ec. ec. Dall' inglese recato in verso italiano da t. j. mathias. Da' Torchi di Agnelo Nobile. 1823.
xx, 133pp, [3]. Uncut in original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Extremities dust-soiled and a trifle marked, loss to head and foot of spine. Lightly foxed internally. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title by translator Thomas James Mathias; 'Dall' Autore'.
Price
£ 200.00
[WOODWARD, Samuel]. The Barclay Tract in Pennsylvania: Surveyed & Described by Samuel Rhoads Jr. 1835. [s.n.]. [1835].
Manuscript on paper. [2], 25pp, [2], with eight further blank leaves. With a hand-illustrated and coloured folding plan of the Barclay Tract. Contemporary red half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Later armorial bookplate of Henry Birkbeck to FEP, short tear to centre fold of map, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 1,500.00
BRANSBY, James Hews. The school anthology; or selections for reading and recitation, in prose and verse. Printed for Baldwin and Craddock. 1831. Second edition.
xii, 396, 36pp. publisher's catalogue. Original publisher's green roan, ruled in gilt. With contemporary naive drab paper protective wrapper. Extremities rubbed. Ink ownership inscription of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FEP, two gatherings slightly protruding from text-block, lightly foxed.
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£ 125.00
CAREFUL, Martha. Household hints to young housewives, with the arrangements and receipts for forty dinners; &c.. Dean and Son. 1859. Twelfth edition.
[2], iv, 125pp, [1]. Original publisher's blind-stamped limp brown cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, spine sunned. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
[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