Recent Acquisitions

[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
[ROYAL NAVY]. The Royal Navy list or who's who in the Navy... Witherby & Co.. 1915.
lxiii, [1], vii, [1], 312pp. With a 7pp 'War Supplement to the Royal Navy List'. Original publisher's blind-tooled navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Sunned, with some marking. Clean and crisp internally but for slight loss to blank FFEP.
Price
£ 175.00
[ROYAL SOCIETY]. The record of the Royal Society of London. Printed for the Royal Society at the Oxford University Press. 1912. Third edition.
viii, 483pp, [2]. With 20 monochrome photographic plates. Original publisher's tan cloth, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Minor wear to extremities, slight rubbing to lettering-piece. Internally clean and crisp, overall a fine copy.
Price
£ 50.00
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.
Price
£ 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
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.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 75.00