Recent Acquisitions

[COWPER, William]. The diverting history of john gilpin: showing how he went farther than he intended and came safe home again. Charles Tilt. 1828.
iv, [1], 6-20pp, [4]. With a wood-engraved frontispiece, five wood-engraved plates, and two terminal advertisement leaves. Original publisher's drab printed paper wrappers. Extremities chipped and marked. Contemporary inked ownership inscription of 'Fanny Thorp' to verso of upper panel, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 100.00
TOCQUOT, J. F.. The royal pocket dictionary, french and english, and english and french; containing the signification of words in all their different acceptations; the terms of arts, sciences, and trades. The whole extracted from the best writers french and english... Printed [by T. Curson] for Jos. Johnson et al.. 1808. New edition.
[4], viii, [524]pp. With a French title on the verso of the initial leaf. Contemporary panelled burgundy straight-grain morocco, tooled in gilt and blind, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Slight shaving to lower margins of leaves K3-6 and L3-6, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
JOHNSTON, George. A history of british sponges and lithophytes. W. H. Lizars. 1842. First edition.
xii, 264pp. With 25 partially hand-coloured engraved plates. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed and lightly marked, slight surface loss to upper joint and foot of spine.Very occasional spotting, plates foxed. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page: 'George Dunlop from his affc. uncle / the author'.
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£ 200.00
BROWN, [John]. Brown's dictionary of the holy bible...the whole Comprising a Complete and most Entertaining library of scripture knowledge... Printed by M. Angus and Son. 1807.
In two volumes. xxvi, [1], 648; 718pp. Seemingly complete despite erratic pagination. With an engraved folding map bound as frontispiece to Vol. I, and five engraved plates. Contemporary diced calf, gilt. Extremities rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Marbled endpapers, ink gift inscriptions to front blank endpapers of both volumes; 'Jane Gurney Jun. / from / Jonathan Backhouse Jr. / 10 mo 1811', very occasional marginal chipping, loss to margin of leaf Hh4, Vol. II - not touching text, foxed throughout.
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£ 150.00
[EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANITY]. Evangelical christendom: its state and prospects. A monthly journal established and conducted by members of the british organization in connexion with the evangelical alliance. Partridge and Oakey. 1847. First edition.
In two volumes. x, 394; iv, 392pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Later armorial bookplates of Henry Birkbeck to FEPs, contemporary ink ownership inscriptions to both FFEPs, very occasional marginal chipping, foxed.
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£ 125.00
JAFFRAY, Alexander. Diary of alexander jaffray...to which are added, particulars of his subsequent life, given in connection with memoirs of the rise, progress, and persecutions, of the people called quakers, in the north of scotland: among whom he became one of the earliest members. Published by Harvey & Darton. 1833. First edition.
xxx, [2], 592pp. Uncut and largely unopened in original publisher's drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed, slight chipping to lettering-piece. Very occasional light spotting.
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£ 125.00
STRAUSS, Frederick. Helon's pilgrimage to jerusalem. A picture of judaism, in the century which preceded the advent of our saviour. Printed for J. Mawman. 1824. First edition in English.
In two volumes. [5], x-xxiv, 371, [1]; [4], 396pp. Contemporary gilt-tooled olive green calf, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, marbled edges. Rubbed and a trifle marked, loss and chipping to lettering-pieces. Marbled endpapers, later armorial bookplates of Henry Birkbeck to both FEPs, occasional spotting.
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£ 100.00
RUTTY, John. A spiritual diary, and soliloquies. Printed and sold by James Phillips. 1796. Second edition.
xix, [1], 421pp, [3]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary tree-calf, black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, slight splitting to upper joint. Book-label of Henry Birkbeck, Jun. to FEP, very small marginal hole to lower corner of leaf X2, foxed.
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£ 150.00
LEIGHTON, [Robert]. The Expository works and other remains of Archbishop Leighton... Printed for David Wilson. 1748.
In two volumes. xxii, 552; iii, [1], 576pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I. Contemporary speckled calf, morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Later armorial bookplates of Henry Birkbeck to FEPs, ink ownership inscriptions of 'Henry Munro / London 1749' to both FFEPs, ownership inscriptions of Jane Gurney to verso of frontispiece and recto of FFEP of Vol. II, very occasional light dust-soiling.
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£ 200.00
A[LLEINE], R[ichard]. Vindiciae Pietatis: or, a vindication of Godliness, In the greatest Strictness and Spirituality of it, From the Imputations of folly and fancy. Together with Several Directions for the Attaining and Maintaining of a Godly Life. [s.n.], Printed in the Year 1663.
[16], 400pp. Page 201 misnumbered 180. Contemporary blind-ruled sheep, morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed, small sympathetic repair to lower board, slight splitting to joints. Pastedowns sprung and shaved, near contemporary inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP beneath earlier deleted inscription, leaves toned and lightly spotted, very occasional inked corrections/highlighting.
Price
£ 450.00
TURNER, Daniel. Free thoughts on the spirit of free inquiry in religion; with Cautions against the Abuse of it, and Persuasive to Candour, Toleration, and Peace, amongst christians of all denominations. Printed and sold by G. Norton, for the Author. 1793. First edition.
[4], x, 148pp, [2]. With a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Later half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt, marbled edges. Rubbed, chipping to head of spine, lower joint split. Lightly spotted.
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£ 200.00
PARKER, George. Parker's ephemeris For the Year of Our Lord 1734... Printed for the Company of Stationers. 1734. The Five and Fortieth Impression.
[56]pp. Title page in red and black. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf. Extremities marked and worn, some loss to head of spine, splitting to joints. Armorial bookplate of S. W. L. Stretton to FEP, later inked ownership inscriptions to recto of FFEP, lower margins shaved - with very occasional loss of text and sense.
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£ 200.00
CROKER, John Wilson. Correspondence between the right hon. j. w. croker and the right hon. lord john russell, on some passgaes of 'moore's diary.'... John Murray. 1854. First edition.
35pp, [1]. Recent marbled paper wrappers. A near fine copy.
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£ 50.00
HERDER, Johann Gottfried von. Der Cid nach spanischen Romanzen. Verlag der J. G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung. 1838. First illustrated edition.
[6], 238pp. With an engraved half-title, an additional engraved title-page, and numerous engraved illustrations in the text by Eugen Neureuther. Handsomely bound in contemporary richly gilt-tooled tree-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Rubbed, some surface loss to upper board. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of Edward Nicholas Hurt to FEP, foxed throughout.
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£ 125.00
[CROFT, Herbert]. The abbey of kilkhampton; or, monumental records for the year 1980... Printed for G. Kearsly. 1780. Sixth edition.
Two parts bound as one. [4], 82, iv, 83-141pp, [1]. Contemporary half-calf, recently rebacked to style. Rubbed, surface loss to boards. Hinges exposed, slight marginal loss to lower corner of leaf I2, very small hole to margin of L1.
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£ 75.00
[GREEN FAMILY]. A season in bath: or, Letters from the Green Family, to their friends in the country. First series. David Bogue. 1855. First edition.
viii, 75pp, [1]. With half-title. Original publisher's green printed paper wrappers. Lightly rubbed and marked, some surface loss to spine, splitting to joints. Bookplate of the Bath Public Reference Library to FEP, occasional ink-stamps, light spotting. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to half-title; 'The Bath Literary Club / from the author / 1886'.
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£ 75.00
HALL, Peter. Reliquiae Liturgicae. Documents connected with the Liturgy of the Church of England; exhibiting the substitutes that have been successively proposed for it at home, and the alterations that have been made in the adaptation of it to other churches. Printed by Binns and Goodwin. 1847. First edition.
In five volumes. With half-titles. Later navy half-calf, decorated boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt, T.E.G. Light rubbing to extremities. Decorated endpapers, bookplates and shelf-marks to FEP, ink inscriptions to title-pages, and occasional embossed stamps of the Bath Public Reference Library, some loss to endpapers, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 150.00
RUSSELL, Bertrand. What is the Soul?. Haldeman-Julius Publications. [1947].
32pp. Original publisher's printed orange paper wrappers. Light rubbing and creasing to extremities. Leaves toned and spotted, occasional pencil markings to margins.
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£ 50.00
ROBBINS, Lionel. The great depression. Macmillan and Co., Limited. 1934. First edition.
xiv, 238pp, [2]. With half-title. Original publisher's navy blue cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed and sunned. Internally clean and crisp. A very good copy. From the library, though not identified as such, of British barrister Patrick Neill, Baron Neill of Bladen (1926-2016).
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£ 125.00
[CHRISTIANITY]. Companion to the gospel narrative. Printed by Binns and Goodwin, [s.d., c.1850]. First edition.
xxii, 409pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, gilt, A.E.G. Rubbed. Later bookplate of the Bath Public Reference Library to FEP, with their ink inscription to head of title-page, occasional embossed stamps, recent armorial bookplate of Frederici Shum to front blank fly-leaf, very occasional ink annotations and deletions, some spotting.
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£ 50.00