Recent Acquisitions

L'ESTOILE, Pierre de. Journal du regne de Henri IV. Roi de France et de Navarre. Chez les Freres Vaillant. 1741. First edition.
In four volumes. [10], 502, [30]; [2], 587, [33]; [2], 552, [38]; [2], 534pp, [34]. Title-pages in red and black. Recent brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent bookplate, ink shelf marks, and paper slips of the Bath Municipal Reference Library to blank fly-leaves, with their occasional embossed stamps throughout, neat ink annotation to verso of Vol. I title, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 125.00
DUCLOS, [Charles Pinot]. Memoires secrets sur les regnes de Louis XIV et de Louis XV. Chez Buisson. 1791. First edition.
In two volumes. [2], xxxii, 484; [2], 571pp, [1]. Recent navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent bookplate, ink shelf marks, and paper slips of the Bath Municipal Reference Library to blank fly-leaves, with their occasional embossed stamps throughout, neat ink annotation to Vol. I title, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 125.00
[MIEGE, Guy]. The new state of England, Under Our Sovereign Queen Anne... Printed for H. Mortlock, and J. Robinson. 1703. Fifth edition.
[34], 600pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Recent black cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent bookplate, ink shelf marks, and paper slips of the Bath Municipal Reference Library to blank fly-leaves, with their occasional embossed stamps throughout, title and frontispiece a trifle dust-soiled, ownership inscription of 'Thomas Vaughan' in calligraphic hand to head of first leaf of text, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 175.00
[MIEGE, Guy]. The present state of Great Britain. In three parts. The I. Of South II. Of North Britain, III. Of Ireland. Printed for A. Bettesworth et al.. 1728. Sixth edition, corrected.
[8],303,[1], 84, 80, 183, [1], 82, 5pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and a folding table. Each part has a separate dated title-page, pagination, and register. Recent black cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent bookplate, ink shelf marks, and paper slips of the Bath Municipal Reference Library to blank fly-leaves, with their occasional embossed stamps throughout, foxed throughout.
Price
£ 150.00
[MELMOTH, William, the younger]. The letters of Sir Thomas Fitzosborne. Printed for J. Dodsley. 1784. Ninth edition.
xii, 452pp. Handsomely bound in contemporary tree-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. A trifle rubbed, splitting to joints, some loss to head and foot of spine. Armorial bookplate to FEP, an internally clean and crisp copy.
Price
£ 100.00
JACOB, G[iles]. Lex constitutionis: or, the gentleman's law being... Printed by Eliz. Nutt and R. Gosling...for B. Lintot. 1719. First edition.
xiv, 360pp, [12]. Without initial blank leaf. Contemporary blind-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, splitting to joints, slight loss to head of spine. Loss to front blank fly-leaf, else internally clean and crisp. From the library of the Earls of Lovelace, formerly the Barons King of Ockham, with their armorial bookplate to FEP, and the recent ink-stamp of the Ben Damph Forest library to recto of FFEP alongside the ownership inscription of 'William King 1734'.
Price
£ 300.00
FRITH, [Francis]. Frith's photo-pictures. The lake district. Mason's Art Gallery & Bazaar. c.1870.
25 tissue guarded, albumen print photographs mounted on 11 card pages. Original publisher's burgundy morocco, gilt, A.E.G. Some rubbing to extremities. Neat manuscript annotations to mounts providing location names for each photograph, foxing to mounts and guards but otherwise clean and crisp.
Price
£ 375.00
COLERIDGE, Hartley. The life of Andrew Marvell. Published by A. D. English. 1835.
[2], 64pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Original publisher's mauve buckram, paper lettering-piece to upper board. Extremities sunned, ink spotting to boards, slight split to upper joint, loss to head of spine. Text-block working loose of binding, without FFEP, head of title-page trimmed to removed ink inscription, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 150.00
[MIRABEAU, Honore-Gabriel de Riqueti, comte de]. Memoires du ministere du duc d'Aiguillon, pair de France, et son commandement en Bretagne; pour servir a l'histoire de la fin du regne de Louis XV et a celle du commencement du regne de Louis XVI. Chez F. Buisson. 1792. Third edition.
[4], 392pp. With half-title. Early twentieth-century calf-backed glazed orange paper boards, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed, sunned, library shelf-marks in correction fluid to spine. Bookplate of Bath Reference Library to FEP, with their occasional embossed stamps throughout, closed tear to C8 just clipping text.
Price
£ 200.00
[PANACHE, Madame]. Historical life of Joanna of Sicily, queen of Naples and countess of Provence: with correlative details of the literature and manners of Italy and Provence in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy. 1824. First edition.
In two volumes. viii, xv, [1], 404; vi, 313pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece to each volume, terminal advertisement leaf to Vol. I. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. Rubbing and loss to spines, some marking. Ink ownership inscriptions of 'Ann Wells' to blank fly-leaves, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 75.00
[HENAULT, Charles-Jean-Francois]. Nouvel abrege chronologique de histoire de France... Chez Prault pere...Prault fils...Desaint & Saillant. 1761. Sixth edition.
In two volumes. [8], 556; [1], 550-928pp, [96]. Recent navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities, lettering to spine misattributes the work to 'Renault'. Recent bookplates of the Bath Municipal Library to FEPs, with their occasional embossed stamps throughout, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
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
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
[BOWDLER, Henrietta Maria]. Sermons, on the doctrines and duties of christianity: addressed to a country congregation. Printed for T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies. 1802. Third edition.
xv, [1], 246pp. With half-title. Contemporary straight-grained red morocco, gilt, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed and marked, creasing to upper joint, spine sunned. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of Cotsford Burdon (trimmed to image) to FEP.
Price
£ 450.00
[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