Recent Acquisitions

[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.
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£ 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.
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£ 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.
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£ 100.00
WILLIAMS, Morgan. Catechetical exercises; designed for the benefit of private learners, as well as for The Use of Young Scholars at School, numbered and divided into eight lessons. Printed by J. Evans. 1822. First edition.
159pp, [1]. Original publisher's marbled paper boards. Rubbed, chipping to spine. Ink inscription to FFEP; 'Castle Green / Cardigan', occasional slight creasing/spotting, overall an internally clean and crisp copy.
Price
£ 250.00
[LIVERPOOL ELECTION]. The Liverpool squib book, being a correct and impartial collection of all the addresses, songs, squibs, and other papers, issued during the contested election, March, 1820; To which are added, the whole of the speeches of the right hon. George Canning. Printed and Published by W. Bethell. 1820. First edition.
64pp. Illustrated with four woodcuts. Uncut in original publisher's printed paper wraps, recently naively rebacked in green cloth. Wrappers laid-down, a trifle dust-soiled, some staining. Loss to top margin of H, not touching text.
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£ 200.00
[SOULIGNE, de]. Political mischiefs of popery: or, Arguments Demonstrating, I. That the Romish Religion Ruines all those Countries where 'tis Establish'd. II. That is occasions the loss of above too Millions of Livres or 16 Millions Sterling, per An. to France in particular. III. That if Popery were Abolished in France, that Kingdom would become incomparably more Rich and Populous...IV. That it is impossible that France should ever be Re-Established, whilst Popery is their National Religion. Sold by J. Harris. 1698. First English edition.
[12], 148pp. Contemporary panelled calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slightly rubbed, small chip to foot of spine, a little cracking to joints. Bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, neat ink-stamp of Ickwell-Bury Library to FFEP.
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£ 450.00
SMITH, John. Galic antiquities: consisting of a history of the druids, particularly of those of caledonia; a dissertation on the authenticity of the poems of ossian.... Printed for T. Cadell...and C. Elliot. 1780. First edition.
viii, 352pp. [Bound with:] SMITH, John. Sean dana; le oisian, orran, ulann, &c. Ancient poems of ossian, orran, ullin, &c. Collected in the western highlands and isles... Edinburgh. Printed for Charles Elliot; and for C. Elliot, T. Kay, and Co., 1787. First edition. [4], 174pp. Quarto. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, recently rebacked, recent contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed, upper board detached. Foxed, occasional light damp-staining.
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£ 200.00
[RIDDELL, Maria]. The metrical miscellany: consisting chiefly of poems hitherto unpublished. Printed, at the Oriental Press, by Wilson and Co.. 1802. First edition.
x, [2], 224pp. With a half-title. Original publisher's plain blue paper boards, later rebacked in tan calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece. A trifle rubbed, some soiling and slight surface loss to boards. Short marginal tear to B2, overall an internally clean and crisp copy.
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£ 300.00
ANCELL, S[amuel]. A circumstantial journal Of the long and tedious blockade and siege of gibraltar, from the twelfth of september, 1779...to the third day of february, 1783, containing An Authentic Account of the most Remarkable Transactions, in which the Enemy's Motions, Works, Approaches, Firings, &c. are particularly described. Printed by Charles Wosencraft. 1784.
290pp. With an engraved folding frontispiece and one further engraved plate. Contemporary sheep, later rebacked and recornered, with contemporary red morocco lettering-piece laid-on. Rubbed and a trifle marked. Hinges exposed, slightest of loss to bottom corner of Mm, lightly foxed throughout.
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£ 450.00
SOLOMON, S.. An account of that most excellent medicine, The Cordial Balm of Gilead, which is prepared (only) by s. solomon, M.D. Of the University and College of Physicians, and Author of "The Guide to Health," at solomon's-place, liverpool... Printed by J. Fletcher, Foregate-street. [1800?].
8pp. Fore and bottom edges uncut. Without original stitching, a little foxed.
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£ 450.00
HEYWOOD, B. A.. Report of the state of the liverpool institution, made to the meeting of the proprietors on the 14th march, 1820. Printed by G. F. Harris's Widow and Brothers. 1820. First edition.
v, [2], 8-24pp. Original publisher's drab paper wrappers. Substantial loss to spine, chipping to wrap edges, spotting. Title-page lightly foxed, else internally clean and crisp. Inscribed ‘Fasque’ to head of upper wrapper, from the recently dispersed Scottish Gladstone estates.
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£ 250.00
FARQUHAR, John. Sermons on various subjects. Printed for T. Cadell. 1773. Second edition.
In two volumes. viii, [1], 4-241, [1]; [6], 269pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, gilt. Rubbed, chipping and slight loss to head and foot of both spines. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
[PRISONERS]. A plain and serious exhortation to prisoners, both debtors and criminals.. Printed for J. F. and C. Rivington. 1788. Second edition.
34pp, [2]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. [Bound after:] [An unidentified defective work]. 26pp, [2]. Without title-page. With a terminal advertisement leaf. [And:] SYNGE, Edward. Catholic Christianity: or, an essay Toward lessening the Number of controversies among christians. London. Printed for J. F. and C. Rivington, 1790. Fifth edition, corrected. vii, [2], 44pp. [And:] SYNGE, Edward. An essay towards making the knowledge of religion easy to the meanest capacity... London. Printed for F. and C. Rivington, 1794. Twenty-fifth edition, corrected. 34pp, [2]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. [And:] SYNGE, Edward. The way to Eternal Salvation Plainly pointed out. London. Printed for J. F. and C. Rivington, 1788. New edition, corrected. 24pp. [And:] TRAVELL, F[erdinando] T[racy]. The duties of the poor; particularly in the education of their children... London. Printed for F. and C. Rivington, 1794. Third edition. 48pp. [And:] BROUGHTON, Thomas. Serious advice and warning to servants, More especially Those of the nobility and gentry. London. Printed for John Francis, and Charles Rivington, 1787. Fifth edition. 48pp. [And:] BROUGHTON, Thomas. The christian soldier: or, the Duties of a Religious Life Recommended to the Army... London. Printed for F. and C. Rivington, 1793. Seventh edition. xxii, [1], 14-48pp. With half-title. [And:] [HOLMES, William]. The country clergyman's advice to his parishioners... London. Printed for J. F. and C. Rivington, 1791. iv, [1], 48pp. [And:] [WESTON, Edward]. The country gentleman's advice to his neighbours. London. Printed by T. Harrison and S. Brooke, for J. F. and C. Rivington, 1789. Eleventh edition. 23pp, [1]. [Bound before:] [A defective copy of the 1772 edition of White Kennet's The excellent daughter]. 12mo. Near contemporary calf, gilt. Without lettering-piece. Worn, spine cracked, corners bumped. Paste-downs sprung, ink ownership inscription to FEP, several gatherings protruding from text-block, very occasional short marginal tears.
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£ 325.00
BUXTORF, Johann. Johannis Buxtorfii Epitome Grammaticae Hebraeae, Breviter & Methodice... Apud S. et J. Luchtmans. 1761. Fifth edition.
[16], 176pp. Text reads from back to front. In Latin and Hebrew. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Worn, with some surface loss, joints starting. Armorial bookplate of the Earl of Ilchester to FEP, ink library shelf marks to recto of FFEP, else clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
BRANDT, Gerrard. The History of the Reformation, and other Ecclesiastical Transactions In, and About, The Low-Countries, From the Beginning of the Eighth Century down to The End of the Famous Synod of Dort: In which all the Revolutions that happened In Church and State On Account of the Divisions between the Protestants and Papists, The Arminians and Calvinists, Are Fairly and Fully Represented. Printed by T. Wood, for Tim Childe. 1719. First edition.
One volume, all published. [8], xviii, [20], 402pp. Contemporary panelled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Spine worn with some loss to head and splitting to upper joint, slight surface loss to boards. Internally clean and crisp, ink-stamps to FEP of Ben Damph Forest and Ashley Combe, residences of the Earls of Lovelace.
Price
£ 200.00