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Dewick, E.S. (ed.): Facsimiles of Horae de Beata Maria Virgine from English Mss. of the Eleventh Century. London: Harrison & Sons, 1902. First edition. 4to., pp. xiv, 72 + 28 leaves of plates. Dark blue cloth, gilt to spine, gilt and blind stamped to upper board, endcaps and corners worn, upper hinge just starting to split but binding still sound, a little rubbed and dusted but still good. Edges uncut. 'Ex Libris K.K. Wood' bookplate to front paste-down. With a Presentation letter from the author to Mr. (Sydney?) Cockerell loosely inserted. Issued to members of the 'Henry Bradshaw Society', vol. XXI.   Ref: 50908 
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Deyermond, Alan (ed.): A Century of British Medieval Studies. Oxford University Press for The British Academy, 2007. First edition. 8vo., pp. xxi, 801. Cloth, gilt-lettered, edges a little dusted, almost fine.   Ref: 33431 
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[Diamond Classics] Catullus, Gaius Valerius; Tibullus, Albius & Propertius, Sextus: (Opera). Londini [London]: G. Pickering, 57 Chancery Lane (colophon: Excudebat C. Corrall, Charing Cross), 1824. 48mo. (90 x 53mm), pp. [iv], 61, [i], 46, 93, [i] + engraved frontispiece by Stothard, engraved title-page and a single-leaf catalogue for the 'Diamond' series at rear. A little light foxing to frontispiece and engraved title-page, old pencilled stock code to r.f.e.p.. Publisher's dark blue buckram, slightly toned paper label to spine. A bit rubbed, spine faded, top corner of upper board lightly bumped, very good overall. From Pickering's 'Diamond Classics' series. Dedicated to George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834), the renowned bibliophile.   Ref: 49759 
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[Diamond Classics] St. Pierre, Bernardin: Paul and Virginia: and the Indian Cottage: From the French [...] London: Jones & Company, Temple of the Muses, (late Lackington's), 1829. 24mo., pp. [viii], 192 + engraved portrait frontispiece and additional title-page. Frontis, title and their tissue guard a little toned, but generally clean. Bound in beige cloth textured to give the appearace of straight-grain morocco, black and gilt paper label to spine, a.e.g., bright green endpapers. Spine a bit faded, a little separation between rear endpaper and textblock, but still very good. To the top corner of the front paste-down a small oval inkstamp of William's Library, Cheltenham. Ffep inscribed: 'Albert Little. the gift of his faithful Friend Eliza E(?), March 11. 1832'. Based on William's 1795 translation. 'The Temple of the Muses' in Finsbury Square was originally established by James Lackington in 1794. It was famed for both the vastness and cheapness of its stock (as suggested by the catalogue bound at the front of this volume), and displayed its motto 'The Cheapest Bookstore in the World' proudly on its frontage. Though Lackington himself retired in 1798 publications continued to appear until 1841, when 'The Temple of the Muses' was destroyed by fire. The series title under which this volume was published is 'Diamond Classics', and the format emulates the series of the same name published by William Pickering.   Ref: 51910 
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[Diamond Classics] Tasso, Torquato: La Gerusalemme Liberata. Londra [London]: G. Pickering, 1822. First volume only, of two. 48mo. (87 x 47mm), pp. [iv], 199, [i] + engraved portrait frontispiece and additional title-page. Text in Italian. A few light smudges here and there, small ink blot to additional title-page. Contemporary brownish grey cloth. A little rubbed with some small marks, a few leaves unopened at head edge, but still good. Early 20th-century inscription of A.C. Bernard to additional title-page verso. A volume in Pickering's famous 'Diamond Classics' series.   Ref: 51869 
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[Diamond Classics] Tasso, Torquato: La Gerusalemme Liberata. London: William Pickering, 1822. 2 vols. in 1. 24mo., pp. [iv], 199, [i]; [iii], 204-405, [iii], + portrait frontispiece and additional engraved frontispiece, including single-leaf publisher's catalogue at rear. Some toning to frontis, additional title-page and title-page but otherwise clean.Contemporary black morocco with gilt spine, borders and dentelles, a.e.g., scarlet endpapers. Joints a little rubbed but still a very good, attractively-bound copy. Ownership inscription of Elizabeth Frances Drury (b.1809) of Harrow to a preliminary blank. She was the daughter of respected Classical scholar and Harrow School master Henry Joseph Thomas Drury (17781841). First issue of this edition from Pickering's 'Diamond Classics' series. Dedicated to George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834), the renowned bibliophile. Keynes p.63, 91   Ref: 51908 
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[Diamond Classics] Walton, Izaak: The Lives of Donne, Wotton, Hooker, Herbert and Sanderson. London: William Pickering, 1827. 48mo. (86 x 50mm), pp. [vi], xix, [i], 442 + engraved frontispiece. Frontis, its tissue guard and the final leaf very slightly toned but otherwise clean. Some leaves unopened at head edge. Red cloth, printed paper spine label (toned and significantly chipped). Lightly rubbed, endcaps a little creased, top edge a bit dusty, still very good. Ownership inscription of A.C. Bernard dated May 1901 duplicated in both ink and pencil to ffep. A volume in Pickering's famous 'Diamond Classics' series.   Ref: 51868 
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[Diamond Classics] [Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: [Opera] Londini [London]: Gulielmus Pickering, 1826 (from colophon; title dated 1824). 48mo., pp. 192 + frontispiece. Brown publisher's cloth, remains of worn paper label to spine. Rubbed, endcaps worn with some tiny losses, cloth splitting at head of and along upper joint, corners frayed, endpapers splitting but binding surprisingly firm. Still a good, sound copy. Inscribed to ffep: 'To Joseph Augustus (Marks?) Esq./ with/ Every Feeling of Regard/ from his Sincere Friend and Teacher/ James Kilgour./ Edinburgh/ 29 February 1844.' Name label of Clive Leslie George pasted to front paste-down, together with a pencilled bookseller's note. "This is the SMALLEST edition of Horace in the world. It is also among the most accurate." (Dibdin) Dibdin (4th ed.) II 122.   Ref: 51412 
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[Diamond Classics] [Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: [Opera] Londini [London]: Gulielmus Pickering, 1826 (from colophon; title dated 1824). 48mo., pp.192 + engraved frontispiece.Very slight toning. Publisher's textured terracotta cloth, small rubbed paper label to spine, edges uncut. Rubbed, a little wear to tail of spine and corners, a few smudgy marks to boards but a good copy. Pencilled ownership inscription of D.C. Gray dated 1899 to ffep. Illegible name dated 1863 to title-page. "This is the SMALLEST edition of Horace in the world. It is also among the most accurate." (Dibdin) Dibdin (4th ed.) II 122.   Ref: 51591 
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Dickens, Charles: (Fildes, S.L. illus.:) The Mystery of Edwin Drood. London: Chapman and Hall, 1870. First edition, bound from parts. 8vo., pp. [viii], 190, [ii] + engraved portrait frontispiece, vignette title-page and 12 further plates, as called for. Final leaf blank, bound without the publisher's catalogue and advertisemnts sometimes found at the rear. Some foxing (mostly marginal), slight separation between p.86 and p.87 at gutter but sound. Contemporary half green calf, black gilt title labels to spine, marbled paper-covered boards, edges sprinkled red, green endpapers. A little scuffed, edges rubbed, very good. Ownership inscription dated 1870 to front endpaper, the first name 'Agnes' but the rest illegible. First edition with all internal flaws listed by Smith in his Bibliographical Catalogue (Heritage, 1982). Bound from the six monthly parts issued from April to September of 1870, as evidenced by stab-holes visible to gutter margins. Smith 16   Ref: 51509 
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