Recent Acquisitions

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
Price
£ 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.
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£ 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.
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£ 150.00
[MARVELL, Andrew]. Flagellum Parliamentarium: being sarcastic notices of nearly two hundred members of the first Parliament after the Restoration. A.D.1661, to A.D.1678. From a contemporary ms. in the British Museum.. Printed by and for J. B. Nichols. 1827.
xii, 36pp. With half-title and a terminal advertisement leaf. Original publisher's pink paper boards, printed paper title label to upper board. Substantial surface loss to spine, splitting to joints, lightly soiled. Occasional pencil underlining, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 100.00
BUFFIER, [Claude]. Introduction a l'histoire des maisons souveraines de 'Europe... Chez Antoine-Urbain Coustelier et Pierre-Francois Giffard. 1717.
Three volumes bound as two. [10], xxiv, 456; [2], viii, 432; [2], xlviii, 433-530pp. Recent blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent bookplates and ink shelf marks of the Bath Municipal Reference Library to front endpapers, with their occasional embossed stamps throughout, both titles and terminal leaves reinforced at gutter margins, very lightly foxed.
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£ 250.00
[MOORE, Thomas]. Lalla Rookh, an oriental romance. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown. 1817. Third edition.
[4], 397pp, [1]. Handsomely bound in contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Lightly foxed, else a crisp copy.
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£ 50.00
[PROCOPIUS OF CAESAREA]. Histoire secrete de procope de cesaree. Chez Guillaume de Luyne. 1669.
[2], 287pp, [1]. Recent brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent bookplate and ink shelf marks of the Bath Municipal Reference Library to front endpapers, with their occasional embossed stamps throughout, lightly browned, else a crisp copy.
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£ 125.00
[BESONGNE, Nicholas]. The present state of France. Containing a general description of that kingdom... Printed for Gilbert Cownly. 1687.
[10], 516pp, [12]. Recent blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent bookplate and ink shelf marks of the Bath Municipal Reference Library to front endpapers, with their occasional embossed stamps throughout, coloured pencil annotation and spots of soiling to title, else a crisp copy.
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£ 250.00
[BIRMINGHAM]. A concise history of Birmingham, containing an account of its ancient state, and the latest improvements: together with a statement of the arrival and departure of the mails, stage coaches, waggons, &c. &c. The whole forming a complete guide to the inhabitant and stranger. Printed by and for R. Jabet...and J. P. Lucas. 1808. Fourth edition.
xviii, 78pp. With an engraved folding map bound as frontispiece, and three engraved plates. Original publisher's printed paper boards, later rebacked in grey cloth. Rubbed, with some surface loss, corners bumped. Hinges exposed, ink ownership inscriptions to FEP of 'John Turner' and 'H. R. Brownwich / 1886', else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 125.00
TEMPLE, William, Sir. Memoirs of what past in Christendom, from the war begun 1672. to the peace concluded 1679. Printed and Sold By the Booksellers of London and Westminster. 1709.
80,79-126pp. p.79-80 repeated in pagination but the text is continuous. Late nineteenth century half-buckram, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. A trifle rubbed, wear to lower joint. Recent bookplate to FEP of Bath Reference Library with their ink shelf marks and occasional embossed stamps, lightly foxed.
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£ 125.00
[PARLIAMENT]. Most glorious speech of his gracious majesty king William IV. On the opening of parliament, Feb. 5 1833. J. Catnach. 1833.
Single leaf broadside. Printed in two columns, woodcut armorial device to head, set within a border of type ornaments. Light browning and four very short tears to margins, a trifle creased.
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£ 150.00
[SPIRITUAL RAILWAY]. J. Adams' spiritual railway, while travelling in the cars on the continent of Europe. [s.n.]. c.1850.
Single leaf broadside. Light diagonal creasing, a trifle browned.
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£ 125.00
[LONDON]. London: a descriptive poem. Printed for William Darton. 1812. Second edition, corrected.
28pp, [4]. With eight copper-plates (dated 1813), and two terminal advertisement leaves. Stitched in original publisher's buff paper wrappers, lettered in black. Extremities dust-soiled and a trifle rubbed, some loss to spine. Substantial loss to foot of title, touching imprint with loss of price, occasional marginal chipping and small ink spots to text, tear to one plate, partial naive colouring of four plates.
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£ 275.00
P[ISSOR], L.. Les veritables propheties de Michel Nostradamus, en concordance avec les evenemens de la revolution, pendant les annee 1789, 1790 et suivantes, jusques et compris le retour de S. M. Louis XVIII. Chez Lesne. 1816.
[2], iii, [1], 258; [2], 228pp. With an engraved folding frontispiece to each volume. Contemporary navy sheep backed marbled boards, gilt. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplates to both FEPs of Bath Reference Library, with their occasional embossed stamps throughout, else clean and crisp.
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£ 150.00
[HUGUENOTS]. The true and last declaration of the inhabitants of the Cevennes, now in arms for the defence of their religion, lives, and liberties, against the cruelties and tyranny of their persecutors...With a letter from their leaders to their King. And two other letters sent lately from Geneva to a gentleman now in London...All translated out of French copies... Printed for Tho. Parkhurst. 1703. First English edition.
[2], 34pp. [Bound after:] DU MOULIN, Lewis. A short and true account of the several advances the Church of England hath made towards Rome... London. [s.n.], 1680. 88, [2], 99-112pp. Short closed tear to title, occasional ink underlining, annotations, and damp-staining, paper flaw to leaf O with loss of several characters to p.105, replaced in manuscript. [And:] England enslaved under popish successors: being a true history of the oppressions this nation groaned under in times of popery. London. Printed for Jonathan Wilkins, 1681. 44pp. [And:] A List of such of the names of the nobility, gentry and commonalty of England and Ireland, (amongst whom are several women and children) who are all by an act of a pretended parliament assembled in Dublin in the kingdom of Ireland, the 7th of May, 1689. before the late King James, attainted of high treason... London. Printed for R. Clavel...and J. Watts, 1690. [2], 5-52, 49-70pp. Complete despite erratic pagination. Shaving to F3, with loss to marginal notation. [And:] HART, Richard. Parish churches turn’d into conventicles, by serving God therein, and worshiping him otherwise then according to the established liturgy and practice of the Church of England... London. Printed by Ralph Holt, for Obadiah Blagrave, 1683. [2], 22pp. [And:] HALE, Matthew. The judgment of the late Lord Chief Justice Sir Matthew Hale, of the nature of true religion, the causes of its corruption, and the churches calamity, by mens additions and violences: with the desired cure... London. Printed for B. Simmons, 1684. [12], 64pp. Small marginal hole to terminal leaf. [And:] PIERCE, Tho[mas]. The primitive rule of reformation: delivered in a sermon before His Maiesty at Whitehall, Feb. 1. 1662. in vindication of our Church against the novelties of Rome...Published by His Majesties special command. Oxford. Printed by H[enry] H[all] for Ric. Royston. 1663. Sixth edition. [8], 37pp, [1]. [And:] [SHERLOCK, William]. An answer to a late Dialogue between a new Catholick convert and a Protestant, to prove the mystery of the Trinity to be as absurd a doctrine as transubstantiation... London. Printed for Thomas Bassett, 1687. [2], 14pp. [And:] [STILLINGFLEET, Edward]. The doctrine of the Trinity and transubstantiation compared, as to Scripture, reason, and tradition, in a new dialogue between a Protestant and a Papist. The first part... London. Printed by J. D. for W. Rogers, 1687. 47pp, [1]. Ink annotation to foot of title, one instance of manuscript correction to text. [And:] [STILLINGFLEET, Edward]. The doctrine of the Trinity and transubstantiation compared, as to Scripture, reason, and tradition, in a new dialogue between a protestant and a papist. The second part... London. Printed for William Rogers, 1687. [4], 43pp, [1]. Small worm-holes to margins throughout. [And:] KIDDER, Richard. The judgment of private discretion in matters of religion defended; in a sermon on I Thessal. V. 21. Preached at St. Pauls Covent-Garden, Feb. XXIII. 1686. London. Printed for Brabazon Aylmer, 1687. [8], 32pp. Ink numeral to head of title, dust-soiling to final leaf. [And:] STILLINGFLEET, Edward. A sermon preached November V. 1673. at St. Margarets Westminst. London. Printed, by Robert White, for Henry Mortlock, 1674. [4], 50pp. Without imprimatur leaf. [And:] [LLOYD, William]. A sermon preached before the House of Lords, on November 5. 1680. London. Printed by M. C. for Henry Brome, 1680. [8], 39pp, [1]. Presentation copy, inscribed 'Dono R...Authoris' to recto of initial imprimatur leaf. [And:] [LLOYD, William]. A sermon preached before Their Majesties at Whitehall, on the fifth day of November, 1689. Being the anniversary-day of thanksgiving for that great deliverance from the gunpowder-treason, and also the day of His Majesties happy landing in England. London. Printed for Robert Clavell, 1689. [4], 32pp. [And:] [LLOYD, Wiiliam]. A sermon preached before Her Majesty, on May 29, being the anniversary of the restauration of the King and royal family. London. Printed for Thomas Jones, 1692. [2], 25pp, [3]. Without half-title. With terminal advertisement leaf. Quarto. Bound in nineteenth-century (?) half-vellum, green cloth boards, title in manuscript to spine. A trifle marked, discolouration to spine. Occasional annotations to titles, browning, shaving to top-margins with loss to running-titles and/or pagination. From the recently dispersed Mendham collection, with Joseph Mendham's manuscript index to fly-leaf.
Price
£ 950.00
[TICKELL, Richard]. Anticipation: containing the substance of His M---------y's most gracious speech to both H------s of P----l-----t, on the opening of the approaching session, together with a full and authentic account of the debate which will take place in the H----e of C------s, on the motion for the address, and the amendment... Printed for T. Becket. 1778. Ninth edition.
[3], iv-vi, [2], 74pp, [2]. Without half-title. With terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary gilt-tooled tree-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Some rubbing, upper joint split, lower board detached. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp, later ink ownership inscription to blank fly-leaf; 'Rigby Wason / Middle Temple / January 19th 1822'. Presentation copy, inscribed to verso of FFEP; 'from the author'.
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£ 150.00
[SHIPWRECK]. Account of the wreck of the Rothsay castle steam packet, in the Menai Strait, on Wednesday, August 17, 1831. [Narrative series. No. 832]. Printed for the Religious Tract Society; and sold...by J. Nisbet. [1831]. First edition.
8pp. Stitched, as issued. A trifle dust-soiled, overall a fine copy.
Price
£ 75.00
TUCKER, Josiah. Four tracts on political and commercial subjects. Printed by R. Raikes. And Sold by J. Rivington. 1774. Second edition.
xv, [2], 18-224pp. With half-title. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, recently rebacked to style, lettered in gilt. Rubbed to joints. Internally clean and crisp, a near fine copy.
Price
£ 175.00