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Drazin, David: Croquet: a Bibliography. Specialist Books and Pamphlets Complete to 1997. Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, & Winchester: St Paul's Bibliographies, 1999. First edition. 8vo., pp. xx, 508. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Top edge dusty, otherwise near fine.   Ref: 51636 
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Drever, Matthew: Image, Identity, and the Forming of the Augustinian Soul. Oxford University Press, 2013. 8vo., pp.viii, [ii], 275, [i]. White paper-covered boards, silver title to spine, almost fine. An Academy Series book, published jointly by the American Academy of Religion and Oxford University Press.   Ref: 51602 
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Drexel, Jeremias: Recta intentio omnium humanarum actionum amussis. [bound with:] Gymnasium Patientiae. Col. Agrippinae [Cologne]: Apud Corn. ab Egmund, 1634. 16mo., pp. [xiv] 416 [ii]; [xiv] 387 [iii] + engraved title pages in each book. Two further full-page engravings in the text of each book. The edge of first three leaves a bit creased. Contemporary vellum boards, long sides overlapping, spine lettered in ink, ties removed, somewhat soiled, pastedowns torn. Ownership inscription of Jacobus van Aker D'heysbroeck to f.f.e.p. recto and A. Domis (1802) to verso. Two works by the Jesuit writer Jeremias Drexel (or Drexelius, 1581-1638). The first has been called a prelude to his most famous work, the 'Heliotropum', while the second, the 'Gymnasium of Patience', comprises arguments for Christian acceptance of suffering. The imprint is usually considered to be false, with the books printed by Blaeu in Amsterdam. VD17 32:709942B; VD17 1:075296S.   Ref: 29953 
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Du Bec-Crespin, Jean: The Historie of the Great Emperour Tamerlan. Amsterdam: Da Capo Press, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd, 1968. Facsimile. 8vo. pp. 265. Red cloth, gilt. Very light shelf wear, tiny mark near tail edge of rear board, otherwise very good indeed. Facsimile reproduced from the Bodleian Library's copy, originally printed for William Ponsonby in London, 1597. Number 38 in the Da Capo Press's series The English Experience: Its Record in Early Printed Books, Published in Facsimile.   Ref: 51992 
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Dugdale, William: The Baronage of England, or An Historical Account of the Lives and Most Memorable Actions of Our English Nobility [...] London: Printed by Tho. Newcomb, for Abel Roper, John Martin, and Henry Herringman, 1675-6. First edition. 3 vols. in 2, folio. pp. [xii], 476, 497-790, [ii] + 5 folding plates; [viii], 312, 361-488, [iv] (pagination as called for). Title pages in red and black, a few woodcut initials. Each plate is a folding pedigree (Percy, Talbot, Clifford, Berkley and D'Arcie). A few neat marginal notes in both pencil and ink, all in old hands. A few occasional faint spots and smudges but generally bright within, a few small and unobstrusive paper repairs. 19th-century tan (or 'citron') polished calf, rebacked in a slightly lighter shade with raised bands, gilt, brown and tan morocco gilt title labels. Gilt borders and dentelles, a.e.g., marbled endpapers with reinforced cloth hinges. A few tiny scrapes to boards, very good copies overall. Housed in a tan cloth slipcase. Armorial bookplate of Gerald Gascoigne Lynde (1873-1938) to front paste-down of each volume. Directly below, a small label printed with the arms of William Amhurst Tyssen Amherst (18351909), created first Baron Amherst of Hackney in 1892. 'Collecting books and antiquities was Tyssen-Amhurst's chief interest, and he gathered a library rich in ecclesiastical history, especially of the Reformation and the Church of England, and in editions of the English Bible (of which his collection was inferior only to that of Lord Ashburnham). Equally strong was his interest in the history of the spread of printing, and historic bookbindings. He bought steadily from the 1860s, often in friendly rivalry with the earl of Carysfort, and had the benefit in the saleroom of the regular agency of Bernard Quaritch. His library included seventeen Caxtons, in its day one of the two or three best collections in private hands, and his early printed books illustrated the spread of typography in practically every European country. He was a member of the Roxburghe Club [...]. A detailed catalogue of Tyssen-Amherst's collection was in preparation by the distinguished bibliographer Seymour De Ricci, who gratefully recorded that he owed to Tyssen-Amherst's 'kind lessons in English bibliography my own earliest interest in that difficult science'. However, owing to the dishonesty of Charles Cheston, the solicitor entrusted with the administration of Tyssen-Amherst's estate and trust funds, a sale of the library at Didlington proved urgently necessary. De Ricci's catalogue raisonné had to be reduced to a much abbreviated (though still substantial) hand-list, speedily produced for private circulation in 1906. A major sale by Sothebys was organized: its two sections commenced on 3 December 1908 and 24 March 1909, and the total realised was £32,592.' (ODNB) These volumes appear as item 1081 in De Ricci's Hand-List (described as 'very fine') and as Lot 303 in Sotheby's catalogue (a clipping from which is pasted to the ffep verso). Bound by the notable English bookbinder Francis Bedford (17991883), who was patronised by William Bentinck, 4th Duke of Portland and various other aristocratic book collectors who saw his 'antique' style as befitting the importance of their libraries. Bedford's Atheneum obituary notes the derivative nature of his style, but praises his high level of skill as a binder, restorer and repairer of books. "A history of the aristocracy and its deeds since Anglo-Saxon times, an immense work of genealogical scholarship derived from sound sources that retains its value to the present day [...] Editions of Dugdale's work continued to appear after his death as scholars polished and quarried his researches. His place in the annals of historical scholarship is an honourable one. His speciality was the retrieval of factual information relating to the great institutions of the middle ages: the monasteries, the legal system, and the aristocracy. The scale of his operations was greater than any previous endeavour, and its achievements were astonishing, especially in view of the disorder of the records from which he worked. " (ODNB). ESTC R16723, R225614; Wing D 2480; Brunet II 868; Lowndes 691; Moule CCLXXIV.   Ref: 51874 
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Dugdale, William: (Wright, James, ed. & trans.:) Monasticon Anglicanum, or, the History of the Ancient Abbies, and other Monasteries, Hospitals, Cathedral and Collegiate Churches in England and Wales. With divers French, Irish and Scotch Monasteries formerly relating to England. London: Printed for Sam. Keble [...] 1693. First edition. 3 vols. in 1. Folio, pp. [xii], 331, [xiii] + 15 plates. Title in red and black, woodcut intitials. Title-page and first plate ('A Benedictine Monk') both trimmed and laid down, leaves A5 & A6 repaired at gutter, light dampstain to lower half of plates, occasional spots and smudges, final gatherings a little toned. Late 18th or early 19th-century tan tree calf, red morocco label and a little gilt to spine, edges lightly sprinkled red. Board edges rubbed, corners wearing, a very good copy overall. Pencilled bookseller's note to front paste-down, monogram inked to ffep. Copious annotations in two old hands: one leaving marginal comments, the other cross referencing. The cross-referencing hand also leaves a bibliographical note to a preliminary blank, numbers the plates, and writes at the head of the final plate, 'These 15 plates are neither numbered nor placed regularly'. The first English epitome of Dugdale's great work; the Monasticon was originally published in three volumes Latin in 1655-73. James Wright (1643-1713) was a barrister at Middle Temple and a significant antiquarian himself, author of an important history of Rutland which he produced with Dugdale's encouragement. He dedicates the work to William Bromley of Warwickshire (1664-1732): "Warwickshire has certainly produced two of the most famous and deserving Writers, in their several ways, that England can boast of; a Dugdale, and a Shakespear, both Williams; a name that has been of eminent Grace to this County in many instances: nor will it ever cease to be so while you are living" (2nd leaf verso). ESTC R8166; Wing D 2487B; Lowndes 685-6.   Ref: 51727 
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Dunbabin, J.P.D.: International Relations Since 1945, A History in Two Volumes. Vol. I: The Cold War, The Great Powers and Their Allies; Vol. II: The Post-Imperial Age, The Great Powers and the Wider World. London: Longman, 1994. First edition. 2 Vols., 8vo., pp. xx, 513; xxii, 549. Black cloth, light markings to boards. A little dust to top-edges, dust-jacket with minor creasing to edges and price stickers to rear, very good. Two simultaneously-published volumes offering a global history of international relations since 1945. In Longman's Postwar World series.   Ref: 45996 
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Duncan-Jones, Richard: Structure and Scale in the Roman Economy. Cambridge University Press, 1990. First edition. 8vo., pp. xvi, 245. dark red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, almost fine. Dust-jacket, spine lightly sunned with a little toning to back cover, shelf wear, very good.   Ref: 52133 
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Dusinberre, Elspeth R.M.: Aspects of Empire in Achaemenis Sardis. Cambridge University Press, 2003. 4to., pp. xv, 325, b/w illustrations to text. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Small remainder mark to top edge, near fine. Dust-jacket with very slight shelf wear, near fine.   Ref: 52142 
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Easterling, P.E.; Knox, B.M. (Eds.): The Cambridge History of Classical Literature. I: Greek Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. First edition, eight impression. 8vo., pp. xvi, 936. Red cloth, gilt title on black label to spine, ffep removed, a few small marks to boards, edges dusted, otherwise still very good. No dust-jacket.   Ref: 51895 
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