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Abbott, Jacob: The History of Pyrrhus. London: Nathaniel Cooke (late Ingram, Cooke, and Co.), 1853. 8vo., pp.[iv], 187, [i]. Engraved half-title, decorative initials and illustrations in the text (including map). Some very faint spots of foxing to title page, bright and clean inside. Black sheep with embossed grain, spine and boards heavily gilt stamped, a.e.g., pale yellow endpapers. Joints a little rubbed but a very good, attractive copy. The publisher of this small volume, Nathaniel Cooke, was also the designer of the now-standard 'Staunton' chess set. Cooke was editor of the Illustrated London News, in which Howard Staunton's chess column appeared. In September of 1849 Staunton, at Cooke's request, advertised the new chess set. The set went on to become enormously popular, but with Staunton's name attached rather than Cooke's.   Ref: 54333  show full image..
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Abel, E. Lawrence: Singing the New Nation: How Music Shaped the Confederacy, 1861-1865. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2000. First edition. 8vo., pp. xviii, 398. Hardback: red cloth backed blue boards, gilt-lettered to spine, fine. Dust-jacket, price-sticker removed from lower corner of front cover leaving a faint trace of adhesive only, still very good. An unused copy. Foreword by Bobby Horton.   Ref: 53939 
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[Adams, John:] Index Villaris: or, an exact register, alphabetically digested, of all the cities, market-towns, parishes, villages, the hundred, lath, rape, ward, wapentake, or other division of each county: [?]. London: printed for T. Sawbridge, and M. Gillyflower [?], 1690. Second edition. Folio, pp.[viii], 419, [I] (with usual mistakes in signatures and pagination). Lacks map, as is often the case. Small pencil note to p.363, repair to pi3 and small closed tear at head margin pi4.Occasional smudgy marks and very faint marginal dampstaining. Contemporary Cambridge style panelled calf, neat modern reback with red gilt label, corners repaired. A bit scratched, edges chipped but still good. Contemporary inscription to head of title: 'Bought of Wm. Robins 1690'. Previous owner's signature crossed through and illegible. Upcott mentions only the 3rd edition, of 1700 (p.x). The full title reads as follows: Index villaris, or, An exact register, alphabetically digested, of all the cities, market-towns, parishes, villages, the hundred, lath, rape, ward, wapentake, or other division of each county, the bishopricks, deaneries, churches, chappels, hospitals, with the rectories and vicarages in England and Wales and their respective valuations in the King's books, the private seats of the King, nobility and gentry, the number of Parliament-men sent by cities or burroughs, the inns of court, colleges, inns of chancery, or other societies, the latitude of each particular place, and difference of longitude, East or West from London explained by words at length and symbols or characters in a plain and most intelligible method: hereto is added a perfect catalogue of the nobility of England and Wales to the present time, May 20, 1690, with their respective seats and the counties wherein they are scituate [sic]. ESTC R4927; Wing A480.   Ref: 53819  show full image..
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Adams, Tracy: Christine de Pizan and the Fight for France. University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2014. 8vo., pp. 232. Hardback. Dust-jacket. New: unopened in publisher's shrink-wrap.   Ref: 53374 
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Adams, Tracy: The Life and Afterlife of Isabeau of Bavaria. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. First edition. 8vo., pp. xxvi, 338. Hardback: black cloth, blue-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Unused, a hint only of shelf-dust: a fine copy. In the publisher's Rethinking Theory series.   Ref: 54300 
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Adelmann, Howard B.: Marcello Malpighi and the Evolution of Embriology. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1966. First edition. Folio, 5 vols. pp. [xxiv], 726 + 1 folding plate; [x], [4], 727-1013, [7] + 11 folding plates; [x], [4], 1017-1526; [x], [5], 1528-2062; [x], [5], 2064-2475, all with illustrated frontispiece. First two leaves (acknowledgements) of vol. 1 loose, else very good copies. Blue cloth, the odd spot or scratch, spines a bit faded, modern library stamp to front free endpaper, small paper label to spine of vols. 2-5. 'Peerless among monographs in the history of science' ('BioScience', 1967).   Ref: 53423  show full image..
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[Aelian] Aelianus, Claudius: [...] Cl. Aeliani Sophistae Varia Historia, Cum Notis Integris Conradi Gesneri, Johannis Schefferi, Tanaquilli Fabri, Joachimi Kuhnii, Jacob Perizonii, & interpretatione Latina Justi Vulteii [...] Curante Abrahamo Gronovio [...] Lugd. Bat. [Leiden] Amstelodami {Amsterdam] Roterodami [Rotterdam] Ultrajecti [Utrecht] Hagae [The H 1731 2 vols. 4to. pp. [98], 1-640, [2], 641-1056, [160] + added prize book leaf. With half title, engraved title, printed title pages in red and black, and occasional small engraved text illustrations. Minor traces of adhesive at gutter of half-title, engraved title slightly adhering to title at gutter, slight toning, clean tear from edge to blank margin of second k4. 19th-century polished tree calf, marbled endpapers, single gilt ruled, gilt inscription 'Praemium gymnasii Franequerani MDCCCXLIX' to upper covers, spine gilt, gilt-lettered morocco label. Extremities of spine minimally rubbed. Prize book certificate of Franeker dated 1849 tipped-in at front of vol. I, addressed to Hector van Sminia and signed by the Rector. 'An admirable edition'. Included in the list of best quarto variorum editions provided by Dibdin in the 3rd edition of his 'Introduction to the Classics'. This prize book was awarded to the Frisian Hector van Sminia, whose namesake ancestor was ennobled in 1816. He was a student at the gymnasium of Franeker. That an 18th-century book was rebound and presented as a prize by the school suggest this may have once been in the library of the University of Franeker, closed down by Napoleon in 1811, and later in the Athenaeum established in its place until 1843. Dibdin I, 231; Schweiger I, 3; Hoffmann I, 13.   Ref: 53361  show full image..
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Aeschines & Demosthenes: (Foulkes, P. & Freind, J., eds.:) [Greek titles] In Ctesiphontem Oratio [with] De Corona Oratio. Oxonii [Oxford]: E Typographeo Clarendoniano, 1715. Editio secunda. 8vo., pp.(xvi), 151, [i], 182, [xviii]. Greek letter with Latin translation at foot followed by editors' index. Three full-page engravings, of Cicero, Aeschines and Demosthenes. Pencilled annotations.Last few leaves slightly cockled. Contemporary calf, gilt label to spine, Cambridge panelled boards, edges sprinkled red. Endcaps and corners a little worn, ffep removed but a second leaf remaining, lightly rubbed but still very good. Second edition of the recension of Peter Foulkes and John Freind, scholars of Christ Church, first published in 1696 and particularly popular on account of its index of explanations of difficult terms. ESTC T143337; Dibdin (4th edn.) 1. p. 487.   Ref: 54125  show full image..
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Ahrensdorf, Peter J.: Homer on the Gods & Human Virtue: Creating the Foundations of Classical Civilization. Cambridge University Press, 2014. First edition. 8vo., pp. x, 271. Hardback. Contents and binding mint. Dust-jacket, fine.   Ref: 53255 
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Alexander of Aphrodisias: (Lewis, Eric, trans.:) On Aristotle's Meteorology 4. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press 1996. First edition. 8vo., 186 + plates. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Light shelf-dusting, still very good.   Ref: 54227 
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