Recent Acquisitions

[AUCTION CATALOGUE]. A catalogue of a valuable Collection of Prints, Recently Imported from the Continent, consisting of rare british portraits, and historical subjects...which will be sold by auction, by Mr. c. dubois. [s.n.]. [1823].
11pp, [1]. Disbound. Title-page a trifle toned, small hole to text of p.5-6 - without loss of sense, light spotting/creasing.
Price
£ 100.00
RODD, T. & H.. A catalogue of a collection of engraved british portraits...On Sale at t. rodd, Jun. & h. rodd's. Printed by J. Nichols, [s.d., c.1820]. First edition.
[2], 86pp. Recent marbled paper wrappers. Light browning to gutter margins, clear tape repairs to gutters of B-B2 - touching text which remains legible.
Price
£ 150.00
EVANS, Edward. Catalogue of an interesting collection of prints, comprising portraits, views, and miscellaneous subjects; with the names of their respective artists, and enumeration of every circumstance connecting the portraits with the various counties of the united kingdom...Published and sold by edward evans, book and print seller. Printed by J. Nichols and Son, [s.d., c.1830]. First edition.
viii, 71pp, [1]. Recent marbled paper wrappers. Very light damp-staining to gutter margins, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
VERONESE, Paul. Exhibition of paintings in fresco...Brought from the Soranza palace, in the Venetian territory, now on view, at the gallery, Maddox-Street, Hanover-Square, opposite St. George's church. Printed by Thomas Davidson. [1825]. First edition.
15pp, [1]. Recent marbled paper wrappers. A very good copy, with only the slightest of browning to gutter margins of title and final page, and a very small hole to p.11-12.
Price
£ 250.00
[WILSON, Francis J.]. Catalogue of the valuable library of the late francis j.s. wilson, esq., formerly of highbury place, and late of bath; comprising...with many other important english books in all classes; which will be sold by auction, by messrs. s. leigh sotheby & john wilkinson...at their house, 3, wellington st., strand, On Thursday, February 17th, 1853... Printed by C. and J. Adlard. [1853].
30pp. Stitched within original untrimmed wrappers, with title to upper wrapper, lower wrapper removed. Vertical crease.
Price
£ 200.00
[BICKERTON WILLIAMS, Sir J.]. Catalogue of a valuable portion of the historical and theological library of sir j. bickerton williams, knt...together with the pair of portraits of king william and queen mary, painted by sir godfrey kneller; sir thomas more, by holbein; &c. &c. Which will be sold by auction, by messrs. S. leigh sotheby & john wilkinson . [J. Davy and Sons]. [1853].
[2], 40pp. Within original untrimmed wrappers, with title to upper wrappers, stitching wanting, slightly marked to extremities, spine torn. [With:] Catalogue of the interesting collection of autograph letters, together with some historical and theological mss., formed by sir j. bickerton williams...which will be sold by auction, by messrs. s. leigh sotheby & john wilkinson...On saturday, march 5 1853. [London]. [J. Davy and Sons], ]1853]. Stitched within original untrimmed wrappers, with title to upper wrapper. Slightly marked to extremities.
Price
£ 325.00
HOLLOWAY, William. Scenes of youth; or rural recollections; with other poems. Printed for Vernor and Hood.... 1803. First edition.
[2], iii, [3], 160pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary speckled calf, neatly rebacked. Heavy rubbing to boards. Ink inscription to head of title, ink spot to frontispiece, otherwise internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
[POETRY]. The Loves of Mirtil, Son of Adonis; A Pastoral. [s.n.]. 1770. First edition.
[2], iv, [4], 139pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece and title, and five further engraved plates. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Ink inscription to recto of FFEP; 'Mary Kelly, Easter 1957', some spotting to plates.
Price
£ 200.00
FENZI, Sebastiano. English and italian fugitive verses and translations. Printed by Felix le Monnier. 1861. First edition.
iv, 145pp, [1]. Later buckram-backed marbled paper boards, with original publisher's printed paper wrappers bound-in. Slight rubbing to extremities, spine sunned. Armorial bookplate to FEP of the Crawford Library with the motto 'Bibliotheca Lindesiana', light marginal damp-staining, occasional spotting. Presentation copy, inscribed to upper wrapper; 'To Lord Lindsay / trusting to his / kind indulgence S. Fenzi', head of the wrapper has been trimmed partially removing the date of presentation.
Price
£ 200.00
[BATH HARMONIC SOCIETY]. A selection of favourite catches, glees, &c. as sung at the Bath Harmonic Society, with the rules of the society, and a list of members. Printed By R. Cruttwell. 1799. Second edition.
17, [1], [v]-xii [i.e. xiv], 152pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Heavily rubbed and soiled, some loss to spine, splitting to joints, with upper board working loose. Ink ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
[HARRINGTON, Edward]. A schizzo on the genius of man: in which, among various subjects, the merits of Mr.Thomas Barker, the celebrated young painter of Bath, is particularly considered, and his pictures reviewed... Printed br R. Cruttwell. 1793. First edition.
[3], vi-xlviii, [2], 390pp, [2]. Without half-title. With terminal errata leaf and two engraved plates, one of which folding. largely uncut in original publisher's green morocco backed marbled boards. Rubbed, loss to spine. Bookplate to FEP of A. M. Broadley, 1902, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 375.00
[WARNER, Richard]. [Drop-head title] The Diary of a retired country parson. [s.n.]. 1848.
8pp. In original decorated blue paper boards, with gilt title running through upper and lower boards. A.E.G. Slightly rubbed to extremities, else a handsome survival of a delicate production. Recently dispersed from the Bath Reference Library collection, with neat bookplate and manuscript call number to FEP, blind-stamps to text. Presented by the author to Francis Kilvert, with lengthy Latin inscription denoting receipt from the author in 1848 to FFEP, with further slip in the same hand, signed 'F.K' and dated September 1853, tipped to FEP. Small printed label 'The Rev. Francis Kilvert M...' affixed to head of upper board.
Price
£ 500.00
[CORBETT, Thomas]. An account of the expedition of the British fleet to Sicily, in the years 1718, 1719, and 1720. Under the command of Sir George Byng... Printed for J. and R. Tonson. 1739. Second edition.
96pp. With a folding table. Contemporary calf, recent paper lettering-piece with title in manuscript, further titles and shelf marks in correction fluid, gilt. Rubbed, slight splitting to joints, loss to foot of spine. Bookplate of the Bath Public Reference Library to FEP, coloured pencil annotation to title, else clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
BRENTON, Edward Pelham. The naval history of Great Britain from the year MDCCLXXXIII. to MDCCCXXXVI. Henry Colburn. 1837. A new and greatly improved edition.
In two volumes. [3], vi-xxiv, 640; [4], 728pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume, and 21 further engraved plates and plans. Contemporary black half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. Some rubbing, particularly to joints, corners bumped. Recent armorial bookplates to both FEPs, light foxing to plates, upper hinge of Vol. I exposed with board working loose, gathering D of Vol. I separating from text-block, clipping from the Naval and Military Gazette detailing Lord Nelson's proceedings in the Bay of Naples, tipped-in to verso Vol. I RFEP.
Price
£ 350.00
COLLINS, Robert. A short sketch of the life and writings of the late joseph clarke...containing minute results of his private practice, extending over a series of forty-four years, including three thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight births. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. 1849. First edition.
88pp. Original publisher's cloth-backed plain paper boards. Without cloth spine panel, some marking. Without FFEP, foxed. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title; 'With the author's compt. / To Dr. W. Fasque'.
Price
£ 150.00
WARNER, Richard. An illustration of the Roman Antiquities discovered at Bath. Printed by W. Meyler. 1797. First edition.
[4], xxvi, 85pp, [1]. With 14 woodcut plates of antiquities. Uncut in early vellum backed marbled boards. Discolouration and light rubbing to extremities. Remnant of library label and some loss to FEP, ownership inscription and library stamp to title, slight marginal loss to bottom corner of B3, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
[PHILIPS, Ambrose]. The free-thinker. [s.n.]. 1722.
In three volumes, comprising numbers 1 to 159 from 24th March 1718 to 28th September 1719. 407, [1]; 364; 395pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, contrasting red and green morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed, wear and some surface loss to spines and joints, Armorial bookplates to FEPs, all volumes without FFEPs, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 350.00
[DODSLEY, Robert]. The Oeconomy of human life, translated from an indian manuscript, written by an ancient bramin... Printed by T. Rickaby, for E. Harding. 1798.
22, [2], 120pp. With two terminal advertisement leaves. Profusely illustrated with engraved vignettes throughout. Uncut in original publisher's paper boards. Extremities rubbed and marked, substantial loss to spine, upper board held by cords only. Ink ownership inscription to FFEP, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
[DRYDEN, John]. The hind and the panther. A poem, in three parts. Printed for Jacob Tonson. 1687. Third edition.
[6], 145pp. Without initial license-to-print leaf. Recent tan cloth, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Very minor wear to extremities. Title and final leaf laid-down and repaired, occasional slight dust-soiling. Ink ownership inscription to recto of FFEP of; 'Joyce Cary / at Heffers / May 1947'.
Price
£ 250.00
WILLIAMS, Morgan. Catechetical exercises; designed for the benefit of private learners, as well as for The Use of Young Scholars at School, numbered and divided into eight lessons. Printed by J. Evans. 1822. First edition.
159pp, [1]. Original publisher's marbled paper boards. Rubbed, chipping to spine. Ink inscription to FFEP; 'Castle Green / Cardigan', occasional slight creasing/spotting, overall an internally clean and crisp copy.
Price
£ 250.00