Warner, Marina: Alone Of All Her Sex. The Myth And The Cult Of The Virgin Mary. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1976. First edition. 8vo., pp. xxv, 400, xx. Red cloth, black lettering to spine, shelf wear and dusted edges, very good. Dust-jacket, 0.9cm tear with some loss to bottom edge of back cover, 2.1cm closed tear to top edge of front cover by spine, a couple other small closed tears to top edge, spine sunned, shelf worn, good only. Ref: 52102
Washington, Peter: Madame Blavatsky's Baboon. Theosophy and the Emergence of the Western Guru. London: Secker & Warburg, 1993. First edition. 8vo., pp.x, 470. Black cloth, gilt title to spine. Quite toned, very good overall. To ffep, gift inscription from the historian Max Egremont. Ref: 51521
Watson, Richard: Anecdotes of the Life of Richard Watson, Bishop of Landaff; written by himself... Revised in 1814. Published by his Son. Second edition. London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies 1818. 2 vols., 8vo., pp. [ii], 440 + stipple engraved portrait frontispiece after Romney; [ii], 476. Title-pages foxed, light foxing elsewhere. Contemporary polished half dark blue calf with marbled boards, spines gilt in six compartments, lettered direct in gilt and numbered within a geometrical gilt frame, edges sprinkled red, boards a little scuffed, a touch of rubbing to spine ends. A focused but unproud memoir by the former Bishop of Landaff - his wife gets little mention but it 'frankly exposed his ambition, disappointment, and bitterness' (ODNB). The first edition had appeared the previous year. Ref: 36061show full image..
[Whittingham, William:] A Brief Discourse of the Troubles at Frankfort, in the Year 1554, about the Book of Common Prayer and Ceremonies. Reprinted from the Black-Letter Edition of 1575, with an introduction. London: John Petheram, 1846. 8vo., pp. xiv, [ii], CCXV. Slight age-toning to paper. Original textured cloth, spine lettered in gilt, neatly rebacked preserving most of original spine. Bookplate of William Carruthers. The text of the 'famous and controversial account' of the conflict in the Protestant exile community at Frankfurt am Main, usually ascribed to William Whittingham, Dean of Durham - although it has also been attributed to Thomas Wood, one of the founders of the community. Ref: 32949show full image..
Wilson, Peter H.: Europe's Tragedy: the History of the Thirty Years War. London: Allen Lane, 2009. First edition. 8vo., pp.xxii, 996, [ii] + plates. Burgundy cloth, gilt title to spine. A few faint smudges to edges, very good indeed overall. Dust-jacket creased at edges but still very good. Ref: 51637