Recent Acquisitions

PENN, William. Fruits of solitude, in reflections and maxims relating to the conduct of human life. Groombridge and Sons. 1855.
vii, [1], 86pp. With half-title, and an engraved frontispiece. In original publisher's red limp cloth, lettered in gilt. Slight rubbing, spine sunned. Light offsetting to title-page, a trifle dust-soiled.
Price
£ 50.00
DRAKE, Nathan. Winter nights; or, fire-side lucubrations. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. 1820. First edition.
In two volumes. [6], 295, [1]; [4], 300pp. Uncut in original publisher's paper boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. Extremities a trifle rubbed and dust-soiled, loss to head of spines. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
HENRY, William. An epitome of chemistry, in three parts... Printed for J. Johnson. 1801. Second edition, corrected.
xv, [1], 221pp, [3]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards. Rubbed, loss and wear to spine. Book-label of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FEP, later armorial bookplate of same to FFEP, short tear and slight marginal loss to C6, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
MASON, William. Carattaco poema drammatico scritto sul modello della tragedia greca antica da guglielmo mason ec. ec. Dall' inglese recato in verso italiano da t. j. mathias. Da' Torchi di Agnelo Nobile. 1823.
xx, 133pp, [3]. Uncut in original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Extremities dust-soiled and a trifle marked, loss to head and foot of spine. Lightly foxed internally. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title by translator Thomas James Mathias; 'Dall' Autore'.
Price
£ 200.00
BRANSBY, James Hews. The school anthology; or selections for reading and recitation, in prose and verse. Printed for Baldwin and Craddock. 1831. Second edition.
xii, 396, 36pp. publisher's catalogue. Original publisher's green roan, ruled in gilt. With contemporary naive drab paper protective wrapper. Extremities rubbed. Ink ownership inscription of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FEP, two gatherings slightly protruding from text-block, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 125.00
CAREFUL, Martha. Household hints to young housewives, with the arrangements and receipts for forty dinners; &c.. Dean and Son. 1859. Twelfth edition.
[2], iv, 125pp, [1]. Original publisher's blind-stamped limp brown cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, spine sunned. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
[COLUMBUS, Christopher]. Discovery of america, by christopher columbus. Printed by William Folds and Son. 1824.
177pp, [3]. With a woodcut frontispiece, and five woodcut illustrations in the text. Contemporary speckled sheep, lettered in gilt. Rubbed, some splitting to joints. Foxed throughout.
Price
£ 200.00
HANCOCK, Rob[ert]. The loyalty of Popish Principles examin'd. In Answer to a late Book Entituled stafford's Memoirs. With some Considerations in this present Juncture offer'd to Protestant Dissenters. Printed by S. Roycroft, for Thomas Flesher. 1682. First edition.
[16], 191pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, recently rebacked, with contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, with slight loss at head and foot of spine, corners, cracking/marking to surfaces of boards. Manuscript initials (C.J.?) to head of title, else internally clean and crisp
Price
£ 400.00
MOLLOY, Charles. De jure maritimo et navali: or, a treatise of Affairs Maritime and of Commerce. The Three Books. Printed for R. Vincent. 1701. Fifth edition.
[24], 433pp, [15]. With an engraved frontispiece, and an additional engraved title-page. Contemporary blind-stamped calf. Without lettering-piece. Extremities worn. Deleted near contemporary ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, very occasional spotting/marginal chipping.
Price
£ 300.00
GURNEY, Joseph John. Sabbatical verses. Published by J. and A. Arch. 1837. First edition.
[6], 58pp, [2]. Partially unopened in original publisher's navy cloth, printed paper lettering-piece to upper board. A trifle rubbed, spine sunned, slight loss to lettering-piece. Foxed throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to head of title-page; 'Henry Birkbeck Jun. / with J. J. Guerney's dear love / Grove/8 1837'.
Price
£ 250.00
GURNEY, Joseph John. Sabbatical verses. Published by J. and A. Arch. 1837. First edition.
[6], 58pp, [2]. Original publisher's blind-stamped red moire cloth, lettered in gilt, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed, wear to spine, damp-staining to lower board, some marking. Occasional light spotting. Association copy, inscribed in ink to front blank fly-leaf; 'Mary Ann Birkbeck / with E. P. Gurney's dear love / Grove - 1850', presumably Eliza Paul Gurney (1801-1881), third wife of Joseph John Gurney.
Price
£ 200.00
[GOOCH, Richard]. Oxford and cambridge nuts to crack: or, quips, quirks, anecdotes, and facetiae of Oxford and Cambridge Scholars. A. H. Baily and Co.. 1835. Second edition.
xii, 270pp. With half-title and six engraved plates. Original publisher's green cloth, tooled in gilt and blind. Binding cocked and a trifle rubbed, some marking to boards, corners bumped. Foxed throughout.
Price
£ 75.00
MAURICE, Henry. A defence of Diocesan Episcopacy, in Answer to a Book of Mr. david clarkson, Lately Published, entituled, Primitive Episcopacy. Printed by Hannah Clark, for James Adamson. 1691. First edition.
[16], 455pp, [1]. With an initial imprimatur leaf. Recent black cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent endpapers, presentation bookplate to FEP; 'This Volume forms part of the Tottenham Library, which was purchased by general subscription, as a testimonial to the memory of the late Revd. Edward Tottenham, B.D., to be held in perpetual trust for the public benefit of the City of Bath. December, 1853', recent book-label and ink shelf-marks of the 'Bath Reference Library' to FFEP, contemporary ink ownership inscription to verso of imprimatur leaf; 'Nov. 12. 1691. pretis / Sum e Libris / Tho: Weekes', ink ownership inscription to head of title; 'Edwd. Tottenham / London 1832', marginal loss to lower corners of E1, H1, I4, Bb2, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 100.00
LE VASSOR, Michel. Traite de la maniere d'examiner les differens de religion, dedie' au roy de la grande bretagne. Chez Pierre Brunel. 1697. First edition.
[40], 605pp, [1]. Without terminal (blank?) leaf. Recent black cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent endpapers, recent book-label and ink shelf-marks of the 'Bath Reference Library' to FFEP, ink ownership inscription to head of title; 'Edwd. Tottenham 1829', light browning to title-page.
Price
£ 100.00
COMBER, Thomas. The church history Clear'd from the Roman Forgeries And Corruptions found in the councils and baronius: In four parts. From The Beginning of Christianity, to the End of the Fifth General Council. Printed by Samuel Roycroft, for Robert Clavell. 1695.
[16], 175, [17], 335pp, [1]. With an initial imprimatur leaf, and an imprimatur leaf preceding title-page of third and fourth parts. Recent black cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent endpapers, presentation bookplate to FEP; 'This Volume forms part of the Tottenham Library, which was purchased by general subscription, as a testimonial to the memory of the late Revd. Edward Tottenham, B.D., to be held in perpetual trust for the public benefit of the City of Bath. December, 1853', recent book-label and ink shelf-marks of the 'Bath Reference Library' to FFEP, ink ownership inscription to head of first title; 'Edwd. Tottenham 1832 / London', lightly browned and foxed.
Price
£ 175.00
SEWELL, W[illiam]. Collegiate reform. A sermon preached before the university of oxford, on the first sunday in advent, 1853. John Henry Parker. 1853. First edition.
[2], 40pp. Presentation copy, ink inscription to head of title; 'From the author' - sadly shaved away in part. [Bound after a defective work; 'A reply to professor Vaughan's strictures...' Oxford. John Henry Parker, 1853.] 8vo. Recent plain paper boards, typed lettering-piece, marbled edges. Extremities a trifle marked and sunned. Recent ink ownership inscription to FEP, occasional dog-earing, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
BOSE, Johann Andreas. Jo. andreae bosii schediasma de comparanda notitia scriptorum ecclesiasticorum, antehac priuatim traditum, post suasu amicorum recensitum, publicatum ac nunc denuo recusum. Sumpt. Jo. Zach. Nisii. 1686.
[8], 64pp. Recent vellum-backed marbled boards. Slight marking to spine, a trifle rubbed. Vey occasional ink underlining and marginal annotations, lightly spotted, leaves toned.
Price
£ 125.00
HOLMAN, H[erbert]. A handy book for shipowners and masters. G. Wilder & Son. 1891. Second edition.
[4], 155pp, [1]. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in black. A trifle rubbed, some water-damage, ink-spotting and marking to boards, spine sunned. Internally clean and crisp,
Price
£ 150.00
RAWLINSON, Robert. Lectures, reports, letters, and papers on sanitary questions. P. S. King. 1876. First edition.
[4], 154pp. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page; 'Edward Williams / from the author'. [Bound with:] RAWLINSON, Robert. Waterworks. Borough of liverpool. Report on the proposed supply of water to liverpool, from bala lake, in north wales. London. Waterlow & Sons, [1866]. Second edition. 34pp.With a large engraved folding map. 8vo. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Extremities heavily rubbed. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
[BANKING]. Remarks of mr. webster, on the removal of the deposites and on the subject of a national bank... Printed by Gales & Seaton. 1834. First edition.
23pp, [1]. Stitched, as issued. A trifle browned and dust-soiled, chipping to edges of title-page, with recent ink shelf-mark to head, vertical crease to centre of all leaves.
Price
£ 125.00