Recent Acquisitions

[HOLLES, Denzil. The case stated Concerning the judicature of the House of Peers In the Point of appeals. [s.n.]. 1675. First edition.
[2], 84pp, [4]. Small paper flaw to F7, without loss of sense, occasional shaved pagination. [Bound with:] [HOLLES, Denzil]. The Case stated of the jurisdiction of the House of lords in the point of impositions. London. [s.n.], 1676. [2], 114pp. Occasional shaved register details. 8vo. Early eighteenth-century gilt panelled calf, with two morocco title labels and spine richly gilt. Marbled endpapers, FEP renewed. A trifle rubbed, some marking, worming to upper board, cracking to joints. Bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FFEP.
Price
£ 350.00
[QUAKERS].. A collection of testimonies concerning Several Ministers of the Gospel Amongst the People called quakers, Deceased: With some of their last Expressions and Exhortations. Printed and Sold by Luke Hinde. 1760. First edition.
[12], 372pp. Contemporary panelled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Slightest of rubbing and marking to extremities. Contemporary book-label to FEP of 'William Dillworth / Lancaster', recent bookplate to FFEP of 'Robert J. Hayhurst', internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
[GOETHE], ARNIM, Bettina von. Goethe et Bettina correspondance inedite de Goethe et de Mme Bettina d'Arnim. Traduit de l'allemand par Seb. Albin. Au Comptoir des Imprimeurs Unis. 1843. First French editon.
Two volumes bound as one. [2], xvi, 348, [4], 364pp. Recent navy morocco backed mottled boards. Minor wear to extremities. Marbled endpapers, title-page laid-down due to tearing, loss to bottom corner of p.195-6, second half-title with repaired tear, some minor browning thought overall clean.
Price
£ 100.00
[JAMES II]. Memoirs of the English Affairs, Chiefly Naval, From the Year 1660, to 1673. [s.n.]. 1729. First edition.
xx, 280pp, [4]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary panelled calf. Heavily rubbed, some surface loss, joints split, remnant of paper label to upper board, without lettering-piece. Bookplate of Bath Reference Library to FEP, with their occasional embossed stamps, near contemporary ink ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, small ink numeral to head of title, slight loss to bottom corner of L4.
Price
£ 375.00
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
[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