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Norgate, Kate: The Minority of Henry the Third. London: Macmillan and Co. Ltd, 1912. 8vo., pp. x, 307 + errata slip tipped in. Brown cloth, binding a little loose, a little fading to gilt lettering, small white stain to upper board, head, tail and corners slightly bumped, some rubbing to joints and edges. Pages rough cut and uneven, small closed tear to first page of text, toning to edges and endpapers. Good +. Owner inscription of Jeanne Fradin (?) (1941) to f.f.e.p. Bookplate of Jeanne M.B. Stones to front pastedown.   Ref: 40847 
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North, Thomas: A Chronicle of the Church of S. Martin in Leicester During the Reigns of Henry VIII Edward VI. Mary, and Elizabeth with Some Account of its Minor Altars and Ancient Guilds. (With) The Accounts of the Churchwardens of S. Martin's, Leicester. 1489-1844. London: Bell and Daldy, Leicester: Crossley and Clarke; Leicester: Samuel Clarke, 1866; 1884. 2 vols. 8vo., pp. xv, 253; ix, 241. Very slightly browned to edges, with some spotting, not affecting text or illustrations. Some staining to rear paste-down to vol. 1. Bound uniformly in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, blind stamp decorations to both volumes. A little bumped and worn to extremities to both volumes, but binding sound. Vol 1. author inscription and ALS tipped in to front paste-down. Ownership signatures one of P.A. Slack to f.f.e.p.s. Bookplate of the antiquary John Edwin Cussans to f.f.e.p.. Leicester Cathedral (St Martins) now contains a monument to Thomas North.   Ref: 38644 
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Orridge, B. B.: Some Account of the Citizens of London and Their Rulers From 1060 to 1867. London: William Tegg, 1867. 8vo., pp. xxviii, 262, occasional light spotting. Publisher's maroon cloth gilt, ends of spine worn. Armorial bookplate of Ronald Ryall to front pastedown; Liverpool Library's stamp to title page.   Ref: 30360 
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[Owen, H. and Blakeway, J.B.:] The History of Shrewsbury, Parts V and VI London: printed for Harding, Mavor and Lepard, 1823; 1824. Folio, pp. 325-444; 445-556, 10 + 5 plates. Small repair to p.325. Half green cloth with marbled paper boards, original paper wrappers with publisher's advertisements to rear retained inside binding. Spine faded, board edges and corners worn, edges uncut and a little discolored, some unopened. Very good indeed. Ownership inscription of P.A.Slack, April 1976 and the initials B.R.H to f.f.e.p.. A History of Shrewsbury was published in parts, of which these are the separately-issued parts V and VI. It was later published in book form in two volumes in 1825. These parts correspond to the end of Vol.I and the beginning of Vol.II.   Ref: 45751 
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Palmer, Barbara D.: The Early Art of the West Riding of Yorkshire. A Subject List of Extant and Lost Art Including Items Relevant to Early Drama. Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, 1990. 8vo., pp. xxii, 363, [i] + 22 double-sided plates. Red cloth, black title to spine, near fine. Early Drama, Art and Music Reference Series, 6.   Ref: 51392 
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Palmer, Barbara D.: The Early Art of the West Riding of Yorkshire. A Subject List of Extant and Lost Art Including Items Relevant to Early Drama. Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, 1990. 8vo., pp. xxii, 363, [i] + 22 double-sided plates. Red cloth, black title to spine, near fine. Early Drama, Art and Music Reference Series, 6.   Ref: 51946 
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Paris, Matthew: (Watts, William, ed.:) Historia Major. Juxta Exemplar Londinense 1640. verbatim recusa [...] Huic Editione accesserunt, duorum Offarum Merciorum Regum; & viginti trium Abbatum S. Albani Vitae: una cum Libro Additamentorum. Londini [London], Impensis A. Mearne, T. Dring, B. Tooke, T. Sawbridge, & G. Wells 1684. Folio, pp. [xxxiv], 424, 451-859, 856-861, [i], [xcvi], [xii], 961-1048, 1041-1175, [xxxvii] + portrait frontispiece. With all usual errors in pagination. The section titled 'Adversaria sive Variantes Lectiones' and the Indices are bound after the main part of the text, instead of at the beginning as in the ESTC copy. Title in red and black with woodcut device, some woodcut initials. A few tiny smudges and wax spots, small blue ink mark to lower margin of frontis, short closed tear to lower margin pp.695-6. Contemporary dark brown mottled calf, sturdily rebacked, raised bands, gilt title label, edges sprinkled red. Very scuffed, edges worn but corners repaired, a very good, sound copy overall. Reprint of the first complete edition of Matthew Paris' works. Watts added to Archbishop Parker's edition of the 'Historia Major' (1571) Matthew's unpublished minor works (real and suppositious), besides his own notes on variant readings and parallel sources (Roger Wendover, William Rishanger, and others). He produced overall an impressive piece of early modern English historical scholarship, complete with glossary and index. Matthew Paris (d. 1259), a historian and the official chronicler at St. Alban's monastery, was a favourite of King Henry III, and a sharp reporter on contemporary political life. Watts (1590-1649) was also chaplain to Prince Rupert of the Rhine, the Civil War commander. Wing P 359; ESTC R25517   Ref: 51274 
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[Paston letters] (Fenn, John, ed.:) (Frere, Serjeant:) Original Letters, written during the Reigns of Henry VI, Edward IV, and Richard III, by various Persons of Rank or Consequence [...] with Notes, Historical and Explanatory; and Authenticated by Engravings of Autographs, Fac Similes, Paper-Marks and Seals. London, printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1787, 1789, 1823. 5 vols. Vols. I-II second editions with additions and corrections, vols. III-V first editions. 4to., pp. lxxxvii, [i], 301, [i]; [iv], 363, [i]; [iv], xvi, xxxvi, 451, [i]; [vi], xxxii, 478, [ii]; lxxvi, 472 + all plates as called for, including some hand-coloured and 1 folding pedigree chart (repaired). Vol. I and III title-pages reinforced at fore-edge, vol. II plates quite foxed, a little occasional offsetting. Contemporary tan calf, skillfully rebacked in slightly lighter calf with blind tooling, gilt and red and black morocco labels to spines, corners repaired, endpapers sympathetically replaced. Armorial bookplate of the Earls of Dartrey (family name Dawson) relaid to each front paste-down. Bookplate of Adrian Bullock, Sheringham, Norfolk dated 1987 to each front and rear pastedown. Recent note transcribing Paston family gravestone inscriptions loosely inserted. John Fenn's edition of the Paston Letters was the first printing of an invaluable collection shedding light on the life of an aristocratic family (the Pastons, later Earls of Yarmouth) in the fifteenth century. The editor obtained the documents from the executors of a chemist in Diss, Norfolk, and later presented the originals for vols. I to II to George III, receiving a knighthood soon after. His edition was nevertheless suspected for years to be forgery, until the material (including what he had given to the King) resurfaced in various country houses in the later nineteenth century. The fifth volume was sent to the press posthumously by Serjeant Frere, Fenn's nephew (Ency. Brit., 11th edn.) Lowndes 788: "Two editions of Vols. 1 & 2 were printed in 1787, but there is no perceptible difference between them."   Ref: 46282  show full image..
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Payne, F. Anne: King Alfred & Boethius. An Analysis of the Old English Version of the Consolation of Philosophy. The University of Wisconsin Press, 1968. First edition. 8vo., pp. viii, 151. Grey cloth, slight rubbing to edges of boards. Dusting to top-edge, very good. Dustwrapper, dusty with rubbing, creasing and small tears to extremities, good. Ownership inscription of V.M. Bonnell to front pastedown.   Ref: 45911 
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Peck, Francis: Desiderata Curiosa: or a Collection of Divers Scarce and Curious Pieces (Relating chiefly to Matters of English History) in six books. London: Printed 1732-35. 2 vols. bound as 1, folio, pp. [viii], viii, [xii], 66, 26, 52, 50, 44, 56, [xii] + engraved portrait frontispiece and 6 other engraved plates; [xxii], 68, 58, 52, 32, 50, 36, 32, 56, 25, [xix] + engraved portrait frontispiece and 3 other engraved plates. A little marginal dustsoiling but quite clean. Contemporary tan calf over re-used late 16thC/early 17thC pasteboards (witness the impression of a large lozenge strapwork centre-piece), recently rebacked with spine panel-gilt, relaid label gilt-lettered & -dated, boards single-rule gilt bordered, board edges decorative roll in blind, old scrapes and scratches since polished over, a.e. red speckled, brown & white sewn endbands. Armorial bookplate of "Wm. Constable Esqr. / F.R.S. & F.A.S." on front patsedown. This, the major publication of Francis Peck, 1692-1743, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and correspondent of William Stukeley (who presented the plate of Henry Wykys, vicar of Stamford, printed herein), contains an important biography of Sir William Cecil, Lord Burghley, Queen Elizabeth I's Lord High Treasurer. ESTC T97524.   Ref: 36144  show full image..
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