Recent Acquisitions

DYE, Frederick. Hot water supply. A practical treatise upon the fitting of hot water apparatus for domestic and general purposes. E. & F. N. Spon. 1906. Fifth edition.
vi, [2], 80pp. Original publisher's green cloth, gilt. Minor wear to extremities. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
GUY, Joseph. Guy's new exercises in English syntax: intended to succeed those usually found in English grammars; and to furnish the senior scholars in ladies and gentlemen's schools... Printed for Baldwin and Cradock. 1837. Second edition.
vi, [2], 142pp, [6]. With two terminal advertisement leaves. Contemporary navy morocco, gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed. Some loss to top corner of FFEP, with near contemporary ink ownership inscription to recto, occasional ink annotations to text.
Price
£ 75.00
HAWTREY, Stephen. Reminiscences of a French Eton. Printed by Mary S. Rickerby. 1867. Second edition.
[4], 79pp, [1]. Original publisher's gilt-stamped green buckram. Slight rubbing to extremities. Upper hinge exposed, occasional very light dust-soiling. Presentation copy, inscribed to title; 'R. K. Phillipps / from his sincere / friend / the writer'.
Price
£ 50.00
[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
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
[MIRTIL]. 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
[PERSIA]. The Perseis; or, secret memoirs for a history of Persia. Printed for J. Roberts. 1745. First English edition.
[8], 224pp. With an engraved frontispiece. [Bound with;] The history of Reynard the fox, Bruin the bear, &c. London. Printed for G. Smith, 1756. First edition. [8], 160pp. [And;] [CURLI, de]. The life and amours of Owen Tideric Prince of Wales, otherwise Owen Tudor... London. Printed for William Owen, 1751. First English edition. [iii]-xv, [1], 147 [i.e. 149]pp, [1]. Without half-title and terminal advertisement leaf. 12mo. Recent black 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, slight shaving to head of first title-page, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 450.00
[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
[LUCAS, William]. A five weeks tour of Paris, Versailles, Marli, &c. Shewing The different Charge attending One, Two, or Four Persons through this Tour; and the most reasonable and pleasurable Method of performing it. With an accurate Description of Paris...And also An Account and Description of the Coins; the Charge of Post-Chaise from Calais to Paris; the best Inns to Bait and Lodge at; and the Monies to be paid at every Stage; and all other necessary and useful Precautions and Instructions for this present Tour.. Printed for T. Waller. 1754. Third edition.
[4], 41[i.e. 42]pp, [2]. With a half-title and terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary roan backed marbled paper boards. Rubbed, library shelf mark in correction fluid to foot of spine. Upper hinge exposed, bookplate of Bath Public Reference Library to FEP with shelf marks in manuscript and their embossed stamp to title, D2, and G, pen trials to verso of final leaf.
Price
£ 350.00
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