Recent Acquisitions

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
SPENSER, Edmund. La mutabilita poema in due canti dall' inglese di edmundo spenser recato in verso italiano detto ottava rima da tommaso jacopo mathias. Dalla Stamperia del Genio Tipografico. 1827.
[4], x, [2], 13-70pp, [2]. Uncut in original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Slight chipping to foot of spine, foxed throughout, paper strip affixed to head of title with 'Dall' Autore' penned in the hand of T. J. Mathias.
Price
£ 150.00
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
BEKE, Charles T[ilstone]. The french and english in the red sea. Taylor and Francis. 1862. Second edition.
30pp, [2]. Disbound. Remnants of paper wrappers to spine, ink manuscript annotations to title; 'To be returned to Mr. Beke / J.V.P.' and 'Communicated to the Foreign Office 1862' respectively, occasional slight chipping and marginal loss.
Price
£ 75.00
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.
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£ 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
[PARK, Mungo]. Travels in the Interior of Africa. Printed by W. Espy. 1821.
180pp. With a woodcut frontispiece, eight woodcut illustrations in the text, and numerous woodcut vignettes. Contemporary speckled sheep, lettered in gilt. Rubbed, loss to head and foot of spine, splitting to joints. Without FFEP, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 150.00
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
KAY, R.. The new preceptor, or, young lady's and gentleman's true instructor in the rudiments of the English Tongue. Containing rules for Pronunciation, with Lessons from One to Two and more Syllables to elucidate them: methodically digested, and adorned with Emblematical Cuts, to gain the attention of the Young of both Sexes. Printed by and for M. Angus & Son. 1801. First edition.
104pp. Later nineteenth-century green cloth, gilt. Slightly bubbled, rubbed to extremities., some damp-staining towards the end of text block, rear endpaper.
Price
£ 300.00
[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
[ANTI-CATHOLIC TRACTS]. Popery Not Founded on scripture: or, The Texts with Papists cite out of the Bible, for the Proof of the Points of Their Religion, Examin'd, And shew'd to be alleged without Ground. Printed for Richard Chiswell, 1688 [i.e. 1689].
Two volumes bound as one. [6], 5-456, 453-879pp, [57]. With half-title. Without title-page for volume II. 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; 'Edwd. Tottenham 1832 / London' to head of title-page with earlier deleted ownership inscription beneath, book-label of booksellers Bonsall to verso, marginal loss to lower corner of I2, very small hole to T1 - just clipping running-title, hole to text at head of Y3 with slight loss of sense, marginal hole to Ff2, short marginal tears to Kk4 and Rrrr4, very small holes to Aaaa2 and 5T4 - just clipping text in each instance, lightly browned and dust-soiled throughout, occasional manuscript annotations and underlining, some spotting and creasing.
Price
£ 150.00
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
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
PRESTON, Charles. Hints to captains. Printed by John King and Co.. 1864.
iv, [1], 6-24pp. Stitched in original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Extremities browned, a trifle marked and dust-soiled. Occasional slight shaving to margins, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
GUILLEMARD, F[rancis] H[enry] H[ill]. The life of ferdinand magellan and the first circumnavigation of the globe. 1480-1521. George Philip & Son. 1890.
viii, [4], 353pp, [1]. With half-title, a monochrome portrait frontispiece, eight monochrome plates, 11 coloured maps, and numerous line illustrations in the text. Contemporary prize-binding of gilt-tooled navy calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Rubbing and surface loss to spine, a trifle sunned. Marbled endpapers, prize bookplate of 'St. Paul's Preparatory School' to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00