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den Boeft, J. & van Poll-van de Lisdonk, M.L., eds.: The Impact of Scripture in Early Christianity. Leiden: Brill, 1999. First edition. 8vo., pp. xiv, 281. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine and upper board, edges lightly dusted, near fine. Dust-jacket, some shelf wear, very good. Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae, formerly Philosophia Patrum, Texts and Studies of Early Christian Life and Language, vol. XLIV.   Ref: 51933 
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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] Homer: Ilias et Odyssea. Londini [London]: Gulielmus Pickering, 1831. Two vols in one, 48mo. (c.82mm x 47mm), pp. [ii], 351, [i]; [iv], 272 + engraved portrait frontispiece of Homer to vol. I. Pickering's Aldine device to both title-pages. Frontispiece and vol.I title a little toned. Contemporary green morocco, raised bands, gilt title to spine, a.e.g.. Spine lightly rubbed, very edges of free endpapers toned with a little chipping to ffep, upper hinge neatly repaired. A very good, attractive copy. The last in Pickering's famous 'Diamond Classics' series of miniature books, and possibly the smallest ever printed Homer. Bondy 89-90; Spielmann 198   Ref: 51473 
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[Diamond Classics] Milton, John: Paradise Lost, A Poem in Twelve Books. London: William Pickering, 1835. 24mo., pp. [ii], viii, 248 + engraved frontispiece and additional engraved title-page. A little offsetting from frontis to title. Wide margins, many leaves with uncut or unopened edges. Light reddish cloth, printed paper label to spine. Spine faded to brown and label toned, a few marks, endpapers patchily toned. Still a very good, sound copy overall. Old pencilled price to ffep verso. The additional engraved title-page is dated 1835, whilst the integral title-page has the date 1828. Keynes 79   Ref: 51909 
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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] 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 
£75
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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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