Recent Acquisitions

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.
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£ 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.
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£ 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.
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£ 75.00
SCHOWART, Anton Wilhelm. Observations historical and genealogical: in which the originals of the emperor, kings, electors, and other the sovereign princes of Europe. With a series of their births, matches, more remarkable actions, and deaths. As also the augmentations, decreasings, and pretences of each family, are drawn down to the year MDCXC... Printed for J. Walthoe. 1693. First English edition.
[16], 480pp. Recent blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Bookplate of Bath Municipal Reference Library to recto of FFEP alongside their ink shelf-marks, occasional worming to bottom margins.
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£ 125.00
PLINIUS SECUNDUS, Gaius. Histoire naturelle des animaux par pline. Traduction nouvelle, avec le texte en raged, par P.-C.-B. Gueroult. De L'Imprimerie de Delance et Lesueur. 1802.
In three volumes. [4], xiv, 487, [3]; [4], 416; [4], 402pp, [2]. Recent red cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Light browning to preliminaries, final gathering of Vol. III detached, else clean and crisp.
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£ 100.00
EARDLEY-WILMOT, Captain S[ydney]. Our fleet to-day and its development during the last half-century. Seeley and Co. Limited. 1900. Second edition.
[7], x-xvi, 329pp, [1]. Without half-title. With a monochrome frontispiece and 37 further monochrome plates and illustrations in the text. Attractively bound in contemporary prize-binding of green morocco, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt, gilt armorial devices of Sherborne School to boards, marbled edges. Spine and board edges sunned, slight rubbing. Marbled endpapers, prize-plate to FEP, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 50.00
GURNEY, Priscilla. Memoir of the life and religious experience of Priscilla Hannah Gurney. [J. Chilcott]. 1841. Second edition.
xxiii, [1], 156pp. With half-title. Original publisher's blind-tooled brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine and board edges heavily sunned, spots of marking, bumped. Lightly foxed, ink spots and ownership inscription to half-title; 'P. N. & R. Edwards / (?) Court / 1855'. Association copy, inscribed in ink the head of half-title; 'John Shipley / from his affect. friend, / J. J. Gurney'.
Price
£ 250.00
HOWELL, John. Disputatio medica inauguralis de ambustionibus: quam, annuente summo numine: ex auctoritate reverendi admodum viri, D. Georgii Baird, SS.T.P. Academiae Edinburgenae Praefecti: necnon amplissimi senatus academici consensu, et nobilissimae facultatis medicae decreto: pro gradu doctoratus, summisque in medicina honoribus ac privilegiis rite et legitime consequendis / eruditorum examini subjicit Joannes Howell, Cambro-Britannus, Lycei Medici Londiniensis, et Societ. Physic. Lond. Guisianae Socius Ordinarius. Execudebant Adamus Neill et Socii. 1805. First edition.
[8], 33pp, [1]. With half-title. Attractively bound in contemporary marbled calf, gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Rubbing to spine and joints, some loss to lettering-piece. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of 'Pentre' to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
CHAMBERLAYNE, John. Magnae Britanniae notitia: or, the present state of Great Britain; with divers remarks upon the antient state thereof. Printed for D. Midwinter et al.. 1726.
In two parts. [4], vi, [12], 456, 246, [2], 56pp. The second part has a separate title-page; 'A general list or catalogue of all the offices and officers employed in the several branches of His Majesty’s government', dated 1725. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary panelled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, splitting to joints, loss to foot of spine, library shelf mark in correction fluid, some slight marking.Ink ownership inscriptions to blank endpapers of 'Charles Gretton', recent bookplate of Bath Reference Library to FEP, with borrowing slip to RFEP and their occasional embossed stamps throughout, damp-staining to head of preliminary leaves, gathering Dd working loose.
Price
£ 100.00
[PULTENEY, William]. The politicks on both sides, with regard to foreign affairs, stated from their own writings, and examined by the course of events. With some observations on the present state of affairs in Great Britain, and the effects of our negotiations, for several years past. Printed by H. Haines. 1734. First edition.
75pp, [1]. Disbound. Title and final blank page a trifle browned, else a clean and crisp copy.
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£ 75.00
[WALPOLE, Horatio]. The convention vindicated from the misrepresentations of the enemies of our peace. Sold by J. Roberts. 1739. First edition.
3-29pp, [1]. Without half-title. Disbound. Title-page separated from text-block.
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£ 75.00
[WALPOLE, Horatio]. The case of the Hessian forces, in the pay of Great-Britain, impartially and freely examin'd; with some reflections on the present conjuncture of affairs... Printed for R. Francklin. 1731. First edition.
36pp. Disbound. Slight loss to head of title, occasional light browning to margins.
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£ 75.00
FOX, C[harles] J[ames]. An abridgement of Mr. Fox's history of the early part of the reign of James the Second. Printed by W. Lewis...For H. Oddy. 1808. First abridged edition.
[4], 199pp, [1]. With and engraved portrait frontispiece, and a terminal advertisement page. Uncut in original publisher's plain blue paper boards, title in manuscript to spine. Rubbed and marked, some surface loss to spine, corners bumped. Ink ownership inscription to head of title, pen trial to foot of p.12, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
ACKERMANN, Rudolph. The history of Rugby School. Dedicated, by permission, to the nobleman and gentlemen trustees of that institution. Printed for and published by R. Ackermann. 1816.
[2], 34pp. With five hand-coloured engraved plates and terminal directions to binder slip. Uncut, in original publisher's boards, with printed lettering-piece to upper board. Rubbed and a little marked to extremities, spine, some cracking to joints but with both boards firmly attached. Preserved in recent buckram cloth, gilt. Inscription of 'E. Gatacre' to FEP
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£ 650.00
HOLMES, Oliver Wendell. Urania: a rhymed lesson. William D. Ticknor & Company. 1846. First edition.
31pp, [1]. Original publisher's blue printed paper wrappers, lettered in black. Extremities lightly browned, some loss to spine, slight chipping. Occasional light creasing to leaves, else internally clean and crisp, overall a very good copy.
Price
£ 100.00
KENNINGTON, Eric and others. Sermons by artists. Paul Nash, David Lowe, Robert Gibbings, Eric Kennington, Leon Underwood, Stanley Spencer, Edmund Sullivan, Roger Fry, Will Dyson, Percy Smith. Golden Cockerel Press. 1934. First edition.
79pp, [3]. With woodcut frontispiece. Original publisher's morocco-backed decorated boards. Limited edition, no. 234/300. Presentation inscription in the hand of Eric Kennington, one of the contributors, 'From E.H.K. July 36' to FFEP. A trifle rubbed to extremities, small wormtrack to REP, else a crisp copy
Price
£ 375.00
WRAXALL, N[athaniel] W[illiam]. Historical memoirs of his own time. Richard Bentley. 1836. New edition, revised.
In four volumes. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume, and two further engraved plates. [Bound uniformly with:] WRAXALL, N. W. Posthumous memoirs of his own time. London. Richard Bentley, 1836. Second edition. In three volumes. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume, and three further engraved plates. Handsomely bound by Bayntun in recent brown half-morocco, plain blue cloth boards, spines richly gilt. Very slightest of wear to extremities, spines a trifle faded. Very light occasional foxing, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 400.00
POLLOCK, John. War and revolution in Russia. Constable & Co. Ltd.. 1918. First edition.
xviii, 280pp, [4]. With half-title, photographic frontispiece, and two terminal advertisement leaves. Original publisher's tan cloth, lettered in black. Very slight rubbing and bumping to extremities. Occasional pencil annotations to text, else an internally clean and crisp copy. Signed by the author 'John Pollock' to recto of FFEP, ink manuscript correction to a single word of preliminaries likely in the author's hand.
Price
£ 150.00