Carlyle, Thomas: The Letters and Speeches of Oliver Cromwell. London: Methuen and Co., 1904. 3 vols., 8vo., pp. lxii, 523; xii, 557; xiii, 604. Title pages in red and black. Very light intermittent foxing. Green cloth, gilt. Spines sunned, head- and tail caps creased with small tears to vol. II. Tail edges uncut and foxed, dusting to head edge. Very good. Gift inscription to Sybil A. Lucas from Mr Claude Montefiore, Feb. 8th 1911 to f.f.e.p. vol. I. Ownership inscription of P.A. Slack, March 1973 in pencil to f.f.e.p. of each volume. The inscription notes that this set was a gift to Ms Lucas from the scholar and founder of Liberal Judaism Claude Montefiore (1858–1938), though we do not believe the handwriting to be his. His sister Alice married into the Lucas family, so Sybil was perhaps a relative of hers. Ref: 41708
Carver, Martin; Hills, Catherine & Scheschkewitz, Jonathan (eds.): Wasperton: a Roman, British and Anglo-Saxon Community in Central England. Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2009. Large 4to. (290 x 22mm), pp. x, 372. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine, near fine. Anglo-Saxon Studies 11 Ref: 51554
Chadwick, Nora: The British Heroic Age: The Welsh and the Men of the North. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1976. First edition. 8vo., pp. x, 126. A few neat annotations. Yellow paperback, spine toned and endcaps a little worn, some patchy fading to rear cover but still good and sound. Short note to Dr J.G.F. Hind loosely inserted. Ref: 51981
Chalmers, George: Churchyard's Chips concerning Scotland: Being a Collection of his Pieces relative to that Country; with Historical Notices and a Life of the Author [...]. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Brown [...] 1817. 8vo., pp. [iv] 211. Pages are rough-cut and uneven. Light spotting and foxing; off-setting to r.f.e.p. Owner's signature, Caroline Bingham 10-65, on f.f.e.p. Rebacked in quarter brown calf with gilt lettering to spine. Edges are rubbed, and beginning to fray, and corners worn. Covers scratched. Includes a facsimile of Churchyard's writing and signature. Ref: 22256show full image..
Churchill, Winston S.: A History of the English-Speaking Peoples. Vol. I The Birth of Britain; Vol. II The New World; Vol. III The Age of Revolution; Vol. IV The Great Democracies. London: Cassell & Co., 1956; 1956; 1957; 1958. First editions. 4 vols. 8vo., pp. xxi, [i], 416; xi, [i], 344; xi, [i], 332; xi, [i], 322. Internally clean. Red cloth, gilt titles to spines, vols. II and III with red top edges. Some endcaps slightly creased, top edges a little dusty, a few lightly pencilled codes to front endpapers of vol.I, very good indeed. A little light wear to dust-jacket edges, volumes II, III and IV price-clipped but all still very good. Churchill began work on this four-volume history of Britain and its former colonies in 1937. Delays due to war and work on other projects meant that it was not published until these editions appeared between 1956 and 1958. The work covers the period from Caesar's invasions of Britain to the beginning of the First World War. Ref: 50043
Clifford, Elsie M.: Bagendon: A Belgic Oppidum. A Record of the Excavations 1954-56. With a Foreword by Sir Mortimer Wheeler. W. Heffer & Sons Limited, Cambridge, 1961. 4to., pp. xix, 287. Brown cloth gilt, dust wrappper worn at extremities. A.L.S. stappled to front free endpaper, "My Dear Molly (?) [...] Elsie". Ref: 26280
Cotman, John Sell: Engravings of Sepulchral Brasses in Norfolk and Suffolk, tending to illustrate the ecclesiastical military and civil costume, as well as to preserve memorials of ancient families in that county [...]. Second edition. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1839. Second edition. 2 vols. Folio, pp. xxvi, 67, [i]; [iv], 31, [i] + 171 plates as called for, some folding. Includes hand-coloured frontispiece. Very occasional light foxing, slight faint smudging to title pages, a few folded plates just starting to split a little along their folds but generally in good order. Half olive green morocco, green and gold marbled paper-covered boards and matching endpapers, gilt spines, t.e.g. and others uncut. Spines a little faded, rubbed, a few small scrapes, edges worn, inner hinges inconspicuously reinforced with green tape. Bookplate of Adrian Bullock dated 1986 to front and back paste-down of each volume. An illustrated study and record of East Anglian brasses. John Sell Cotman (1782-1842) was a portrait and landscape painter of some fame and a prominent member of the Norwich School. He also made etchings on antiquarian subjects, focussing his attentions on the Norwich area where he worked as a drawing-master for nearly 30 years. Ref: 46387show full image..
Croston, James: A History of the Ancient Hall of Samlesbury in Lancashire, with an Account of its Earlier Possessors and Particulars Relating to the More Recent Descent of the Manor. London: printed by Whittingham and Wilkins at the Chiswick Press, 1871. Folio (385 x 280mm), pp. x, [ii], 274 + 1 folding facsimile indenture, 3 folding pedigrees, 1 ground plan and 2 further engraved plates. Title page in red and black, further engravings in the text. Sporadic foxing with the endpapers and the 2 engraved plates most affected. Dark green textured morocco, gilt spine, ornate borders and dentelles, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Endcaps a little worn, some scrapes and marks to boards including some ink blots to upper board. A very good copy. One of 'Two Hundred copies privately printed for Presents only'. Ref: 51264
Dalrymple, John: Memoirs of Great Britain and Ireland. From the Dissolution of the Last Parliament of Charles II, till the Capture of the French and Spanish Fleets at Vigo. Farnborough: Gregg International Publishers, 1970 Facsimile of 1790 edition. 3 vols., small 8vo., pp. [ii], xxxi, 392, 206; [iv], viii, 111, 318, 205; [ii], xii, vii, 267, 380. + engraved frontispiece. Green cloth, gilt. Head- and tail caps a little creased, joints slightly rubbed, some small bookseller's notes pencilled to ffep vol. I. Very good. A facsimile copy of the 'New Edition' first printed in 1790 for A. Strachan and T. Caddell in London, and J. Bell, W. Creech, and E. Balfour, Edinburgh. Ref: 51978
Dansey, William: Horae Decanicae Rurales. An Attempt to Illustrate [...] The Name and Title, the Origin, Appointment, and Functions, Personal and Capitular of Rural Deans. [...] London: J.G.F. & J Rivington, 1854. 2 vols. 8vo., pp. xliv, 428; 563. Contemp. calf, rebacked and relabelled with gilt lettering, some corners renewed. Binding a little stained and worn but very serviceable. A little foxing to endpapers. Ownership stamp of Rev. E.H. Firth to f.f.e.p. Ref: 37660show full image..