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(BRACEBRIDGE, CHARLES HOLTE:)
Authentic Details of the Valdenses, in Piemont and Other Countries; with abridged translations of 'L'Histoire des Vaudois,' par Bresse, and 'La Rentree Glorieuse,' d'Henri Arnaud, with the ancient Valdensian Catechism. To which are subjoined original letters, written during a residence among the Vaudois of Piemont and Wirtemberg, in 1825. Illustrated by etchings.
London: John Hatchard and Son, 1827. First edition. 8vo. pp. [viii], 464 + 12 plates. Plates toned with some transfer to adjacent leaves (including title-page), very occasional foxing. 19th-century half calf over marbled boards, spine gilt, gilt-lettered morocco label. Extremities and boards a bit rubbed. 19th-century memento bookplate of Capt. Gervase Petty Sleigh to front pastedown; ex-dono inscription to Joseph Walton from John Sleigh Esq. (1885); John Sleigh's autograph to first leaf of text. First edition of this important history of the Valdenses based on authentic documents and on the personal journey to Piedmont and other countries of the author, Charles Holte Bracebridge (1799-1872) of Atherstone Hall, Warwickshire. Among the places he visited was Schoenberg, the place of exile of the Valdenses in the early 18th century. Bracebridge also discussed the famous scarf of the pastor Henri Arnaud, probably donated to him by Vittorio Amedeo II, Duke of Savoy, saying it had been taken to Holland. Gervase Petty Sleigh (1854-1883) was captain on HMS Flagship Regent in Siam. Hugon-Gonnet, 'Bibliografia Valdese', 40.
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Book number: 53277
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[BREVIARY]
Breviario Grimani. Facsimili delle miniature.
Milano: Electa Editrice, for ERI - Edizioni RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, 1973. 2 vols. Large 4to. Copy n.250 of 910. pp. [4] + 110 colour facsimile plates; 134, [4], including illustrations. Paper boards, vol. 1 with handsome with decorated, round, brass profile portrait of Cardinal Grimani to upper cover. In publisher's slipcase, a trifle spotted. Excellent copies. The half title of this limited edition says: 'Questo volume è offerto dalla Radiotelevisione Italiana ai delegati degli organismi di radiodiffusione e di televisione aderenti al Premio Italia in occasione della XXV session.'
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Book number: 53421
GBP 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 111.25 US$ 126.42 | JP¥ 13558]
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(XENOPHON; HERVET, GENTIAN, TRANS.; VANSITTART, ROBERT GILBERT, ED.; FITZHERBERT, ANTHONY:)
Certain Ancient Tracts Concerning the Management of Landed Property, Reprinted.
London: printed for C. Bathurst [...] and J. Newbery, 1767. 8vo., pp.[vi], 82, viii, 120, viii, 100. Some sporadic foxing, including title-page. Contemporary dark brown calf recently rebacked with raised bands and gilt title to spine, hinges repaired. Rubbed, scrape to lower board, corners worn but very good overall. Armorial bookplate of Adam Wooley with the motto 'Honeste Audax' to front paste-down. Daniel and Samuel Lyson's Topographical and Historical Account of Derbyshire (1817) reproduces this coat of arms and thanks Adam Wooley (of the Allen-hill, Matlock branch of the Wolley family) 'to whom we have been indebted for so much valuable assistance'. To the ffep, the inscription of Edwin Eddison of Adel dated 25 Mar. 1861. Eddison was a solicitor and town clerk for Leeds, but also owned a farm in Adel, West Yorkshire. Robert Vansittart's edition of Hervet's translation of Xenophon's 'Treatise of Householde', together with 'The Boke of Husbandry' and 'Surveyinge' by Sir Anthony Fitzherbert. ESTC T138847
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Book number: 51820
GBP 175.00 [Appr.: EURO 194.75 US$ 221.23 | JP¥ 23727]
Keywords: Early Printing (to c.1800, all subjects);Classics & Antiquity;translation

 
(THACKERAY, FRANCIS ST JOHN & STONE, EDWARD DANIEL, ED.:)
Florilegium Latinum. Translations into Latin Verse: Pre-Victorian Poets.
London & New York: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1899. 2 vols., 8vo., pp. xvi, [ii], 244; xvi, 299. Occasional light foxing. Dark blue publisher's cloth, gilt title and illustration to spines and upper boards, top edges gilt and other edges uncut. Spines sunned, endcaps a bit tattered, cloth at head of upper joint vol.II just starting to split, a few small marks, endpapers and edges lightly toned, still a very good set. The Bodley Head Anthologies series, edited by R.H. Case.
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Book number: 52235
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 33.5 US$ 37.92 | JP¥ 4067]
Keywords: Classics & Antiquity;Classics & Antiquity

 
[GEOGRAPHI LATINI MINORES:] (RIESE, ALEXANDER ED.:)
Geographi Latini Minores.
Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 1995. 8vo., pp. xlviii, 174+[i]. Light grey blue cloth, black lettered, minor marks to upper board. A very good copy. Facsimile reprint of 1878 Heilbronn edition.
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Book number: 46768
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[HISTORIAE AUGUSTAE]
Historiæ Augustæ Scriptores Sex. Aelius Spartianus, Julius Capitolinus, Aelius Lampridius, Vulcatius Gallicanus, Trebellius Pollio et Flavius Vopiscus. Ad Optimas Editiones Collati Praemittitur Notitia Literaria Accedit Index Studiis Societatis Bipontinae.
s.n. [Zweibrüecken]: Biponti ex Typographia Societatis, 1787. 2 vols., 8vo., pp. [ii], xxxvi, 308; [ii], 264, [cii]. Engraved portrait to each title-page (Hadrian to vol. I, Zenobia to vol. II). Title-pages a little grubby towards head, occasional very light foxing. Contemporary vellum, orange and green gilt labels to each spine. Vellum a little greyed with some smudgy marks, top edges darkened, endpapers lightly foxed but still a very good set. Small blue bookseller's label of Galloway & Porter, Cambridge to front paste-down vol. I. A collection of biographies of the emperors from Hadrian to Carinus from the famous Bipont series of editions of Greek and Latin classics. The name originates from Bipontium, the modern Latin name of Zweibrücken or Deux-Ponts in Bavaria, where they began in 1779. Place of publication later transferred to Strasbourg.
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Book number: 52218
GBP 120.00 [Appr.: EURO 133.5 US$ 151.7 | JP¥ 16270]
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(GOODWIN, THOMAS:)
The History of the Reign of Henry the Fifth, King of England, &c. In Nine Books.
London: printed by J.D. for S. and J. Sprint, J. Robinson, J. Taylor, Andr. Bell, T. Ballard, and B. Lintott, 1704. Folio, pp. viii, 256, 267-272, 257-266, 273-362 + portrait frontispiece. Preface bound before dedication; pp. 267-272 (i.e. leaves MM2-4) bound out of order, but all present. The appendix has a separate titlepage, with the date 1703. A few neatly pencilled marginal notes. Frontis and title both lightly toned and a bit dusty, odd spots of foxing becoming heavy by final two leaves. Slightly later tan calf, neatly rebacked, raised bands, gilt spine, black title label, blind-tooled border, corners repaired, marbled edges, endpapers renewed. A little scuffed, some smudgy marks, a very good copy. Goodwin's work is beginning to be recognised by modern historians as an important and in some respects innovative early contribution to the historical reputation of Henry V. "Goodwin's study marked a milestone in the study of the reign of Henry V... The chief contrast between Goodwin's work and that of earlier writers on Henry V lies in the broader picture he drew of what kingship was about and, consequently, by what criteria a king might be judged... The history of a reign, as understood and presented by Goodwin, went far beyond the language and 'deeds' (Acta or Gesta) of a single man. It was the history of a national enterprise, guided and led by the king. Although historians may differ today over interpretations regarding this question or that, this success or that failure, and in particular over their understanding of the king's character, that is still, in essence, how we see his reign today." (Allmand). Please see 'Writing History in the Eighteenth Century: Thomas Goodwin's The History of the Reign of Henry the Fifth (1704)', Christopher Allmand's very interesting chapter in Henry V: New Interpretations (2013) for a great deal more information on the scope and innovations of Goodwin's work. ESTC T90148
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Book number: 53036
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[BIBLE]
The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Newly Translated out of the Original Tongues: And with the former Translations diligently Compared and Revised. [with] The Book of Common Prayer. [with] The Whole Book of Psalms.
Oxford [with] Oxford [with] London: Printed by John Baskett, Printer to the University [with] Printed by John Baskett, Printer to the University [with] Printed by T. Wood and S. Palmer, 1723 [with] 1726 [with] 1723. 4 parts in 2 vols. 4to. I: [764]pp.; II: [558], 56. I: title and first gathering lightly waterstained at lower blank margin, one leaf repaired not affecting reading, title softened with few marginal tears, one just touching text, occasional spotting or toning, II: occasional toning or mainly marginal spotting, title and verso of last a bit soiled. 18th-century tree calf, marbled endpapers, gilt-lettered labels to spine. Boards and extremities somewhat rubbed. Inscription '15 Sept 1811 Ann Norbys Book' to title; earlier, 18th-century, inscription 'Henrietta Potter her Booke' to first leaf of text. An Oxford edition printed by John Baskett - not recorded, with the present imprint, combination and collation, in Darlow & Moule. Vol. 1 includes the Old Testament - with a title dated 1723 and the specification 'Printer to the University' after Baskett's name - from Genesis to the 'End of the Prophets'. Vol. 2 resumes with the Book of Common Prayer, dated 1726; this is followed by the rest of the Old Testament (beginning at Ddd6), with the Apocrypha; then the New Testament, dated 1723 (beginning with signature Qqq1 and ending with Iiii2), followed by the Index and the Book of Psalms, printed by T. Wood and S. Palmer in London. ESTC T180200 (Book of Psalms); ESTC T81262 (Book of Common Prayer).
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Book number: 53302
GBP 400.00 [Appr.: EURO 445 US$ 505.67 | JP¥ 54233]
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[KENT]:
Kent Records. Documents illustrative of medieval Kentish society.
Ashford: printed for the Kent Archaeological Society, Headley Brothers Ltd, 1964. First edition. pp. viii, 390 + one folding map. Blue cloth, arms of Kent gilt to upper cover, title gilt to spine, small ownership label glued to titlepage, but still a very good copy. Vol. XVIII of the Kent Archaeological Society series, edited by the Records Publication Committee.
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Book number: 53449
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Keywords: British & Irish History & Topography;Middle Ages & Renaissance

 
[DRAINAGE]
The Laws of Sewers; or the Office and Authority of Commissioners of Sewers. Containing, I. Their Power of Enquiry into Annoyances and Defects of Repairs of Sea-Banks and Walls, publick Streams and Rivers, Ditches and Marsh-Grounds. II. The Authority of the Commissioners in making Laws and Ordinances, and imposing Rates or Taxes for repairing the Walls, Banks, and other Defences. III. Of their Power by Law as to Distresses, and decreeing Lands to be sold to levy Charges for Repairs, and inflicting Punishments, by Fine and otherwise. Also The Particular Offices of Bailiffs, Surveyors, Collectors, and other Officers under the Commissioners, and Proceedings of a Court of Sewers, Orders, Warrants, &c. To which are added, the Laws relating to Rumney-Marsh, and other Marshes and Fens.
[London] In the Savoy: Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling, (Assigns of Edw. Sayer, Esq.) for W. Mears, at the Lamb without Temple-Bar, 1726. First edition. 8vo. [8], 199pp., [1]. Ink splash to F5-F8, small paper flaw to lower outer blank corner of N and outer edge of B, minor tear with no loss to upper blank margin of N8, occasional very slight marginal spotting. Contemporary polished calf, double blind ruled, gilt-lettered morocco label to spine. Rebacked. First edition of the first comprehensive reference work on the English laws on sewers, encompassing sea banks, public streams and rivers, ditches and marsh grounds, and the authority of the Commissioners of Sewers as established by the Commissions of Sewers Act 1708. With a final section ( 64pp.) on ordinances relating to Romney Marsh and others marshes and fens. ESTC T130363; Goldsmiths 6437.
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Book number: 53089
GBP 375.00 [Appr.: EURO 417.25 US$ 474.06 | JP¥ 50844]
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[HALE, MATTHEW:]
A Letter from Sr. Matthew Hale, Kt. Sometime Lord Chief Justice of England To one of his Sons After his Recovery from the Small-Pox.
London: Printed by J. Playford, for W. Shrowsbery at the Sign of the Bible in Duke-Lane, 1684. 8vo., pp. [ii], 37, [i]. Some faint smudgy marks to title-page, light foxing to final leaf. Contemporary Cambridge-style panelled calf, neatly rebacked, a little blind tooling to spine. A few slight scrapes and chips, corners a bit worn with the upper fore-edge corner of the rear board beginning to fray, endpapers toned and a little fragile at edges, still very good. At head of title-page, the inscription of the bibliophile Brent Gration-Maxfield (1916-1983), whose collection was sold by Sotheby's in London across several auctions in the early 1980's. Large armorial bookplate of 'The Hon. George Baillie Esq., one of the Lords of the Treasury' dated 1724, and signed 'A. Johnston sculp.'. Baillie (1664–1738) was a Scottish landowner and politician who was appointed to the Treasury board that had been formed upon the resignation of Robert Walpole in 1717. He was ousted in 1725 (though with a healthy pension equal to his salary). His wife was Lady Grisell Baillie (1665–1746), daughter of Patrick Hume and one of the heroic subjects of Henry Grey Graham's A Group of Scottish Women (1908). 'Hale (1609–1676) left a place in national memory as the type of the virtuous lawyer and the incorruptible judge. [...] Hale has continuously enjoyed the reverence of lawyers as the greatest Stuart jurist after Coke, and treatments of his place in legal history have virtually always been tinged with piety. In non-professional eyes Hale's reputation has been less consistent. Down to the early nineteenth century, his short religious tracts were recommended as edifying reading, no doubt because the point about these works was not their content but their authorship. Since then, the fact that such a man was also an exemplary protestant Christian has lost apologetic usefulness. During the twentieth century the best-known episode in Hale's career was undoubtedly his role in trying witches. This has usually been treated, given Hale's learning and his character, as a striking indication of the blindness of his age, although a more recent tradition has traced the aberration to his own misogyny. In Arthur Miller's play The Crucible, the clerical expert on witchcraft is called Hale.' (ODNB) ESTC R228016; Wing H247A
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Book number: 52383
GBP 600.00 [Appr.: EURO 667.5 US$ 758.5 | JP¥ 81350]
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(BREWER, J.S.; MARTIN, CHARLES TRICE, EDS.:)
Registrum Malmesburiense. The Register of Malmesbury Abbey; Preserved in the Public Record Office.
London; Oxford; Cambridge; Edinburgh, Dublin: Longman & Co., Trubner & Co. et al, 1879. 2 vols. (not uniform), pp. 4, xvii, [iii], 517, [iii], 32, [ii]; 4, lxxxviii, [ii], 495, [i], 30, [ii]. Includes publisher's catalogue at rear of each volume. A little toned, some foxing, occasional marginal annotations. Vol. I in dark green cloth backed with brown sheep, gilt title to spine; spine very worn, upper board a little shaken, top edge dusty. Vol. II. in recent brown library cloth, gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed, cloth hinges. Vol. II trimmed and therefore a little smaller than vol. I. Good working copies. Burton-upon-Trent Public Library bookplates to front endpapers. To ffep, ownership inscription of the medievalist C.R. Cheney. Rerum Britannicarum Medii Aevi Scriptores, or Chronicles and Memorials of Great Britain and Ireland During the Middle Ages series.
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Book number: 52170
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(MITCHELL, A.W.:)
The Waldenses: Sketches of the Evangelical Christians of the Valleys of Piedmont. With Illustrations on Wood, drawn by Doepler, and Engraved by Lyons, Louderback, Orr and Roberts.
Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, [1853.] First edition. 8vo, pp. 392 + 12 plates, including frontispiece and additional vignette title-page, as called for, a few illustrations in the text. Plates somewhat browned, a few leaves lightly foxed, a good copy. Blue cloth, gilt, spine gilt, upper board and edges a little faded, but still good. Not in Bib. Valdese.
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Book number: 53492
GBP 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 44.5 US$ 50.57 | JP¥ 5423]
Keywords: Modern History & Society;Waldensian

 
ADAMS, TRACY:
Christine de Pizan and the Fight for France.
University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2014. 8vo., pp. 232. Hardback. Dust-jacket. New: unopened in publisher's shrink-wrap.
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Book number: 53374
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ADELMANN, HOWARD B.:
Marcello Malpighi and the Evolution of Embriology.
Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1966. First edition. 5 vols. pp. [xxiv], 726 + 1 folding plate; [x], [4], 727-1013, [7] + 11 folding plates; [x], [4], 1017-1526; [x], [5], 1528-2062; [x], [5], 2064-2475, all with illustrated frontispiece. First two leaves (acknowledgements) of vol. 1 loose, else very good copies. Blue cloth, the odd spot or scratch, spines a bit faded, modern library stamp to front free endpaper, small paper label to spine of vols. 2-5, but still very good. 'Peerless among monographs in the history of science' ('BioScience', 1967).
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Book number: 53423
GBP 90.00 [Appr.: EURO 100.25 US$ 113.77 | JP¥ 12202]
Keywords: Modern History & Society;Modern History & Society

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