Recent Acquisitions

MADAME DE LA FAYETTE. Memoirs de la cour de France, pour les annees 1688. & 1689. Chez Jean-Frederic Bernard. 1731. First edition.
234pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Title in red and black. Recent green cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent bookplate of the Bath Municipal Library to FEP, with their occasional embossed stamps throughout, lightly browned.
Price
£ 75.00
[EAST INDIA UNITED SERVICE CLUB]. List of subscribers to the East India United Service Club. [s.n., s.d.].
[2], 44, 41-44pp. With the final two leaves duplicated. With a title leaf bearing little helpful bibliographical information (indeed it is no different to the upper wrapper). Stitched within original publisher's buff printed wrappers, slightly chipped and creased to extremities.
Price
£ 350.00
[CAMUS, Jean-Pierre]. A True Tragical History of two Illustrious Italian Families; Couched under the Names of Alcimus and Vannoza. Written in French by the learned J. P. Bishop of Belley. Done into English, by a Person of Quality. Licensed, Roger L'Estrange. Printed for William Jacob. 1677. First English edition.
[16], 207, [1], 205-220, 61, 60-61pp, [1]. Complete despite erratic pagination. With an engraved frontispiece. Later blind-tooled calf, neatly rebacked to style, with earlier morocco lettering-pieces laid-on, marbled edges. Boards a trifle rubbed. Recent endpapers, very slight marginal loss to lightly browned title, slight shaving to head of frontispiece and at times to running-title. From the recently dispersed Selbourne library, with ink-stamps to verso of title and p.51, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 450.00
DE PUIS, Guillaume. Guilielmi puteani, Medici Grationopolitani, de occultis pharmacorum purgantium facultatib. Deque Veris ipsarum Causis, Libri duo. Quibis adjecta est Appendicula, de purgatrice Medicamentorum Facultate. Auctore Jacobo Cusinoto... Sumpt. Michaelis Duhan. 1664. Second edition.
[16], 206pp, [2]. With extra-engraved title and final blank. Finely bound in contemporary English red morocco, panelled in gilt with further gilt to spine. Marbled pastedowns, A.E.G. Slightly rubbed and a little marked, bumping to corners, else a handsome copy. Robert Traver's copy, with his ink inscription 'Liber Robert Travers, M.D., e Coll. S. Trinitatis apud Dublinienses' to verso of blank fly-leaf, and a rather charming manuscript note signed 'S' opposite the engraved-title: 'This book was given me by my learned friend Dr. Robert travers who many years ago paid a high price for it at a Book-auction. Fleming, a dealer in second-hand books ran up the bidding...he thought it was a rare treatise on purgatory'. Bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP.
Price
£ 1,750.00
SCHOTT, Gaspar. R. P. Gasparis Schotti, e Soc. Jesu, magia physiognomica, sive Disserttio de notis latentis animi, & suturorum successuum humano corpori a natura impressis... Typis Haeredum Widmanstadii. [1742].
122pp, [6]. Original publisher's speckled paper boards. Rubbed, loss to cracked spine. Very light damp-staining throughout.
Price
£ 200.00
KIDDER, Richard. Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells. A commentary on the Five Books of Moses: with a dissertation Concerning the Author or Writer of the said Books; and a General Argument to each of them. Printed by J. Heptinstall, for William. 1694. First edition.
In two volumes. [4], LXXX, xx, 468; [4], 584pp. Each volume with an initial imprimatur leaf. Contemporary blind-panelled speckled calf, gilt. Rubbed, with some creasing to spine and a little surface loss, short crack to upper joint of Vol I, the odd chip to extremities, internally fine. The Evelyn library copy, with the twentieth-century 'JE' book label to FEP, along with later ink inscription 'John Evelyn' apparently in the hand of his grandson John Evelyn 1st Baronet.
Price
£ 650.00
[BRITISH ARMY]. Colburn's united service magazine and naval and military journal. No. CCCXXXI. June, 1856. Hurst and Blackett. 1856.
[10], 159-316pp. Uncut in original publisher's pink printed paper wrappers. A trifle worn and browned, loss to head and foot of split spine. Occasional slight marginal loss and tearing, from Cefntilla, family seat of the Raglan baronetcy though not identified as such.
Price
£ 150.00
SHERWOOD, [Mary Martha]. Dudley castle. William Darton and Son. c.1832. First edition.
108pp. With an engraved frontispiece and an additional engraved title. Original publisher's red roan-backed marbled paper boards, lettered in gilt. Slightest of rubbing to spine. Ink gift inscription to verso of frontispiece, light foxing, a fine copy.
Price
£ 150.00
BROOKES, R[ichard]. The general gazetteer: or, Compendious geographical dictionary. Containing a description of all the empires, kingdoms, states, republics, provinces, cities, chief towns, forts, fortresses, castles, citadels, seas, harbours, bays, rivers, lakes, mountains, capes, and promontories in the known world... Printed for J. F. C. Rivington et al.. 1791. Seventh edition.
xvi, [668]pp. With an engraved folding frontispiece map, and six further engraved folding plates of maps. Contemporary speckled roan, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slight rubbing, some surface loss, splitting to joints, loss to head and foot of spine. Armorial bookplate to FEP with the motto 'Labor Ipse Voluptas', ink-stamp to recto of FFEP of the Ben Damph Forest Library, estate of the Earls of Lovelace, an internally clean and crisp copy.
Price
£ 275.00
SALMON, [Thomas]. The Modern Gazetteer: or, a short view of the several nations of the world. Absolutely necessary for rendering the public news, and other historical occurrences, intelligible and entertaining... Printed for S. and E. Ballard et al.. 1747. Second edition.
[496]pp. Contemporary calf. Substantial loss to spine, rubbing to boards. Calligraphic ownership inscription of T. Knight to recto of FFEP, lightly browned.
Price
£ 125.00
PORNY, M[ark] A[nthony]. The elements of heraldry... Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson et al.. 1795. Fifth edition.
xxiv, 278pp, [80]. With 24 copper-plates and numerous illustrations in the text. Uncut in original publisher's tan paper boards. Without spine, heavily rubbed and worn.
Price
£ 75.00
BRUNET, Jacques-Charles. Manuel du libraire et de l'amateur de livres... Chez P. J. De Mat...et Chez H. Remy.... 1821. Third edition.
In four volumes. [4], xvi, 64, 73-424, 65-72, 425-620; [4], 610; [4], 638; [4], viii, 590pp, [1]. With half titles. Complete despite erratic pagination (a single gathering of Vol. I misbound). Contemporary vellum, contrasting red and brown morocco lettering-pieces, spines richly gilt. Extremities a trifle marked. Marginal repair to final leaf of Vol. II slightly affecting text, tape repairs to short marginal tears to one leaf of Vol. III touching text without loss of sense, paper repair to margin of penultimate leaf of Vol. IV, just clipping text. Ink inscription to FEP of Vol. I 'Wm. King / Rome / 1829', ink-stamps to FEP, penultimate leaf and RFEP of Vol. IV with the crest and motto of the Earls of Lovelace.
Price
£ 500.00
[ROYAL NAVY]. The Royal Navy list or who's who in the Navy... Witherby & Co.. 1915.
lxiii, [1], vii, [1], 312pp. With a 7pp 'War Supplement to the Royal Navy List'. Original publisher's blind-tooled navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Sunned, with some marking. Clean and crisp internally but for slight loss to blank FFEP.
Price
£ 175.00
[ROYAL SOCIETY]. The record of the Royal Society of London. Printed for the Royal Society at the Oxford University Press. 1912. Third edition.
viii, 483pp, [2]. With 20 monochrome photographic plates. Original publisher's tan cloth, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Minor wear to extremities, slight rubbing to lettering-piece. Internally clean and crisp, overall a fine copy.
Price
£ 50.00
ELLIOTT, [Mary]. Elliott's tales, for boys... William Darton. c.1830.
[4], 36, 36, 36, 36pp. With 12 engraved plates, four of which folding. Original publisher's black morocco-backed marbled boards. Extremities rubbed, slight loss to head of spine. Remnant of booksellers label to FEP, ink ownership inscription to head of title; 'Henrietta Gratton / 1836', lightly foxed throughout.
Price
£ 125.00
PHILIPPS, John Henry. Lyrics and philippics. By James Rogers. 1859. First edition.
[2], 67, [1], 10pp. Contemporary red calf, spine and boards richly gilt, contrasting morocco lettering-piece. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Rubbed to extremities, boards a trifle scuffed, else a handsome copy.
Price
£ 250.00
[ELLIS, Sarah]. The mothers of england: their influence & responsibility. Peter Jackson, Late Fisher, Son, & Co. [s.d., c.1845).
[8], 390pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Attractively bound by Carss & Co. of Glasgow in later green calf, richly tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, marbled edges. Slightest of rubbing, very light marking to boards, spine a trifle sunned. Marbled endpapers, internally immaculate.
Price
£ 150.00
[SEVEN YEARS' WAR]. Parallele de la conduite du roi avec celle du roi d'Angleterre, electeur d'Hanovre, relativement aux affaires de l'Empire, & nommement a la rupture de la capitulation de Closter-Seven par les Hanovriens. Chez Marc Michel Rey. 1758. First edition.
[6], 192pp. Nineteenth-century half-calf, plain brown paper boards, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, library shelf-marks in correction fluid to spine. Bookplate and ink shelf-marks of the Bath Public Reference Library to FEP, with their occasional embossed stamps throughout, ink numeral to verso of title, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
[GODEFROY, Jean]. Supplement a l'histoire des guerres civiles de Flandre sous Philippe II, roi d'Espagne... Chez Pierre Michiels. 1729. First edition.
In two volumes. [2], vi, [12], 310; [23], 266-560pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume and two further engraved plates. Recent calf backed marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed, small worm holes to Vol. I spine, library shelf marks in correction fluid to both spines. Bookplates and ink shelf-marks of the Bath Public Reference Library to FEPs, with their occasional embossed stamps throughout, lightly browned.
Price
£ 125.00
BURKE, Sir [John] Bernard. Vicissitudes of families. Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer. 1869. Remodelled edition.
In two volumes. [8], 405, [1]; [4], 417pp, [1]. Contemporary red half-morocco, marbled boards, contrasting red and green morocco lettering-pieces, spines richly gilt, marbled edges. A trifle rubbed to joints and board edges. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of Sir O. H. P. Scourfield to FEP of Vol. I, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00