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[B.C.P.] Liturgia: seu Liber Precum Communium, et administrationis sacramentorum, aliorumque Rituum & Ceremoniarum in Ecclesia Anglicana Receptus: Itémque Forma & Modus Creandi, Ordinandi, & Consecrandi Episcopos, Presbyteros, & Diaconos. Epistolae, Evangelia, & Psalmi inseruntur juxta Sebastiani Londini: typis G. Bowyer, impensis J. J. & P. Knapton, J. & J. Bonwicke, J. Osborne & T. Longman, B. 1733. 5th edition. 12mo., unpaginated. With engraved frontispiece, woodcut head-pieces. Patchy toning especially to the first few gatherings, ffep and next two leaves dampstained at top edge, occasional spots and smudges. Contemporary Cambridge-style panelled calf, raised bands and black title label to spine. Spine creased and worn with loss to headcap, upper corners a bit worn but very good overall. To spine, remains of a paper label reading 'MN 7.305'. To front paste-down, a printed book label, 'From the Library of Dr. Melvin. Presented to Marischal College. 10th September 1856.' Inked to the foot of the label by hand, a code 'MN.7.305'. To frontispiece verso, title-page and leaf B1 a rectangular inkstamp of the University of Aberdeen Library. The frontispiece verso also has a very faint inscription, possibly the name Blakeney and a date. To the final leaf verso some MS which has been scribbled over and then mostly faded away. 'Editio quinta prioribus longè emendatior'. Bowyer's records show 2000 copies printed of 20 sheets. ESTC T140400   Ref: 52220 
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Barber, Richard: Edward III and the Triumph of England. London: Allen Lane, 2013. First edition. 8vo., pp. xxii, 650. Black cloth, a hint of shelf-wear but still fine. Dust-jacket, a couple of tiny closed tears and moderate creasing to top edge, still very good.   Ref: 53009 
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Boothroyd, A.E.: Fascinating Walking Sticks. Bracknell, Berks.: Salix Books, 1970. First edition. 8vo., pp. 206. Brown cloth, gilt title to spine. Boards and contents clean, slight shelf-wear to edges, very good. Dust-jacket sun-faded to spine and portion of upper cover, a little worn and creased to edges otherwise very good. With photographs by Edward Morgan. "Over 280 different sticks illustrated including gun and swordsticks (and) foreword by Sir Gerald Nabarro, M.P."   Ref: 53004 
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Box, Edgar, pseud. [Vidal, Gore]: Death Likes It Hot. London: William Heinemann, 1955. First UK edition. 8vo., pp.[iv], 212. Black cloth, gilt title to spine. Patches of staining to fore-edge corners of free endpapers front and rear (possibly from metal clips?) transferring a little to half-title and final leaf, edges lightly toned, good. Small inkstamp of Tyrell's Book Shop, Pacific Highway to front paste-down. Originally published in the US in 1954, Death Likes it Hot was the last of Vidal's Edgar Box novels. The pseudonym allowed him to earn a living while the controversy surrounding the publication of his 1948 novel The City and the Pillar died down.   Ref: 51550 
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Boyd, William: Solo. A James Bond Novel. London: Jonathan Cape, 2013. First trade edition, first printing. 8vo. Publisher's red screen-printed boards. Endpapers and edges red. Dust-jacket. Fine.   Ref: 53011 
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[Cromwell, Thomas Kitson: (Hawkesworth; Gatineau et al, illus.:] Excursions in the County of Kent: comprising brief historical and topographical delineations; together with descriptions of the residences of the nobility and gentry, remains of antiquity, and other interesting objects of curiosity. Forming a complete guide for the traveller & touris London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; J. Greig, Back Road, Islington; and P. Yo 1822. 8vo., pp. [iv], 192 + 50 plates, including folding map frontispiece and additional engraved title-page. Occasional very light spots of foxing, last few leaves a little toned. 20th-century deep red straight-grain morocco, raised bands, gilt spine with gilt border and frame to each board, top edge gilt and other edges uncut, purple endpapers. Very faint rubbing at head and tail of each joint, a very good copy handsomely bound. Some pencilled collector's or perhaps bookseller's notes to ffep verso. The additional engraved title-page states 'Vol. 1', but no more were issued (Cromwell writes in his Preface that 'the projected length of each of these volumes has been diminished one half'). Originally issued in numbers in the author's series Excursions through England and Wales, Scotland and Ireland. The title-page states that the book is 'illustrated with fifty engravings', and indeed it is. However two of the plates (opposite p.160 and p.188) are engravings from Excursions from Ireland that don't belong in this volume at all. Having compared this copy with others online we cannot find any plates lacking in this volume and so would suggest that 48 plates was in fact the norm, and that at some point two stray plates have been added here in order to make up the numbers. Divided into three excursions, each giving interesting historical and contemporary facts about the towns and cities discussed. Includes areas now thought of as South London, including Deptford and Greenwich.   Ref: 52385 
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Delumeau, Jean: (Nicholson, Eric, trans.:) Sin and Fear: the Emergence of a Western Guilt Culture, 13th-18th Centuries. New York: St, Martin's Press, 1990. 8vo., pp.x, 677, [i]. Green cloth, gilt title to spine. Top edge a little dusty but almost fine.   Ref: 51605 
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Dobson, R.B.: Durham Priory 1400-1450. Cambridge University Press, 1973. First edition. 8vo., pp. xiii, [i], 428. Contents clean. Black boards. Dust-jacket, red spine with just a hint of the usual fading but black lettering still bright. Otherwise a fine copy. Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life & Thought, Third Series, Volume 6.   Ref: 53007 
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Erasmus, Desiderius: Adagiorum [...] Epitome. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: apud Ludovicum Elzevirium, 1650. First edition thus. 12mo., pp. [xxiv], 622, [lxxii]. Title-page in red and black with woodcut printer's device, woodcut initials and head-pieces. Occasional very tiny pencil annotations. Contemporary brown calf boards with triple-fillet blind tooled borders, rebacked in lighter sheep with gilt title label and blind tooling, edges coloured red, endpapers renewed. Spine very much rubbed but sound, corners worn. A good working copy. Inscription to a front endpaper, 'Frederico Bond. / Coll. Exon. Oxon. Socis. / D.D. / (?) / J.W. Maxwell Lyte'. This is likely John Walker Maxwell Lyte (1823-1848) who matriculated at New College, Oxford in 1843. His own life was short, but he has the distinction of a both notable father and a notable son: his father was the author and clergyman Henry Francis Lyte (17931847), writer of 'Abide With Me'; his only child was Henry Churchill Maxwell Lyte (18481940), who was for 40 years the Deputy Keeper of Public Records, a role he fulfilled with great innovation and vigour. Rev. Frederick Hookey Bond (1821-1897) is a likely candidate for 'Frederico Bond'. He matriculated at Exeter College in 1839, was awarded B.A. in 1843 and M.A. in 1845. He was headmaster of Marlborough Royal Free Grammar School from 1853 to 1876. His son, Frederick Bligh Bond (18641945), was an architect, author, and famous psychical researcher. First Elzevir edition of the epitome text of the Adagia, Erasmus' annotated collection of Greek and Latin proverbs. The first full edition, Collectanea Adagiorum, was published in Paris in 1500 and contained about eight hundred entries. By the time of his death in 1536, Erasmus had expanded the work to 4,151 entries, many with richly detailed notes and commentaries. Willems 1109   Ref: 52219 
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Florescu, Radu R. and McNally, Raymond T.: Dracula, Prince of Many Faces. His Life and Times. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1989. First edition. 8vo., pp.xxii, 261, [i] + plates. Small annotation to contents page. Red cloth-covered boards backed with black cloth, gilt title to spine. Top edge a little dusty but still very good indeed.   Ref: 51606 
£15
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