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Adler, William: Time Immemorial. Archaic History and its Sources in Christian Chronography from Julius Africanus to George Syncellus. Washington D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1989. First edition. 8vo., pp. viii, 263. Black cloth, gilt title to spine and upper board, spine very slightly cocked, edges lightly dusted, very good. Cream dust-jacket, spine lightly sunned, a bit grubby with finger marks, shelf wear, still very good. Dumbarton Oaks Studies XXVI.   Ref: 52116 
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Arjava, Antti: Women and Law in Late Antiquity. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996. First edition. 8vo., pp. xii, 304. Black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, edges lightly dusted, otherwise almost fine. Dust-jacket, a little shelf wear, almost fine.   Ref: 52103 
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[Augustine of Hippo, Saint] Augustinus, Aurelius: De Civitate Dei. Libri XXII. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: sumptibus et typis caroli Tauchnitii, 1825. 2 vols. in 1. 8vo., pp. [ii], 430; [ii], 439, [i]. Separate title-page to each volume. Faint but profuse foxing, a few marginal dampstains. Later half tan sheep, gilt title to spine, marbled boards. Spine faded and rubbed, endpaper split at upper hinge but still sound, a good working copy. Ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa dated 2. vi. '65 to front paste-down.   Ref: 52074 
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Bryer, A.A.M. and Georghallides, G.S. (eds.:) The Sweet Land of Cyprus. Papers Given at the Twenty-Fifth Jubilee Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Birmingham, March 1991. Nicosia: The University of Birmingham Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies & The C 1993. Folio (280 x 195mm), pp. xvi, 454. Many illustrations in the text. Bright and clean within. Beige cloth, black title to spine. Spine lettering a little rubbed, corners of upper board a little bumped. Dust-jacket a bit shelf worn, creased at edges, small hole to lower fore-edge. Very good overall. Small inkstamp to ffep.   Ref: 52098 
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Chatzidakis, Nano: Icons: The Velimezis Collection. Athens: The Benaki Museum, 1998. Folio, pp.494, [iv]. Paperback, many colour illustrations. Scratch to front cover, a little shelf wear, very good. Catalogue raisonné.   Ref: 51684 
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Coureas, Nicholas & Schabel, Christopher, eds.: The Cartulary of the Cathedral of Holy Wisdom of Nicosia. Nicosia: Cyprus Research Centre, 1997. First edition. Large 8vo., pp. 347. Hardback, gilt title to spine and upper board, light dusting to edges, almost fine. Cream dust-jacket, spine faintly sunned, a little shelf wear, very good. Gift inscription from Coureas to Prof. Averil Cameron to fly-leaf. Texts and Studies in the History of Cyprus, XXV.   Ref: 52122 
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Englezakis, Benedict: (Russell, Norman, trans.; Ioannou, Silouan & Misael, eds.; Carras, Costa, fore.:) Studies on the History of the Church of Cyprus, 4th-20th Centuries. Aldershot, Hampshire: Variorum (in association with the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation), 1995. First edition. 8vo., pp. xvi, 487. Black cloth, silver lettering to spine, small bump to upper board by spine, next to two small lines, light dusting to top edge. Dust-jacket, shelf wear. Very good. Gift inscription to ffep and, loosely inserted, inscribed With Compliments slip from Carras to Averil Cameron.   Ref: 52108 
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Florinskij, T.: [South Slavs and Byzantium in the Second Quarter of the Fourteenth Century.] Juznye Slavjane i Vizantija vo Vtoroj Cetverti XIV veka. Part I & II. Variorum Reprints, London, 1973. 8vo., pp. iii, 275. Green cloth gilt, a little rubbed, no dust-jacket. Very good.   Ref: 25727 
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Gibbon, Edward: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. London: printed for W. Strachan; and T. Cadell, 1782; 1787; 1781; 1788; 1788; 1788. A made-up set. 4to., pp. vii, [xiii], 704 + portrait frontispiece and folding map 'of the Eastern Part of the Roman Empire'; [x], 640 + 2 maps (1 folding map 'of the Western Part of the Roman Empire' and 1 single-page map 'of the Parts of Europe and Asia Adjacent to Constantinople'); [xii], 640, [ii] + folding map 'of the Eastern Part of the Roman Empire' (same as vol. I); [iv], viii, [viii], 620; [xii], 684; [xiv], 646, [lii]. All volumes except vol. I with a half-title, as called for. Vol. VI with its errata page for vols. IV-VI at rear, but bound without its final blank. Occasional light ink smudges, sporadic light foxing and toning, a little offsetting from frontispiece to title in vol.I, folding map in vol.II with small closed tear near gutter, short closed tear to lower margin of 2O4 in vol. VI not affecting text. Similarly bound, though not uniform: vols. I, II and IV in contemporary brown marbled calf, flat spines gilt with red labels (4 out of 6 lost); vols. III, V and VI in contemporary mottled brown calf, gilt spines with raised bands and green labels (all present), edges heavily sprinkled blue, slightly taller than the other 3 vols.. All extremely worn, very rubbed, joints split, the lower board of vol. IV entirely off, vols. I and IV beginning to split vertically at spine. A good set including some first editions, in need of a binder's attention. Elaborate armorial bookplate of Laxton Hall to front paste-downs vols. I, II and IV. Library inkstamps of Institut Biblique Europeen Bibliotheque to vols. III, V and VI, to title-page, 1st leaf of Contents and 1st and last pages of text; also library ticket pockets to front endpapers of these volumes. Volume I was issued alone as a 'new' edition in 1782; volume II is of the 1787 'new' edition (which comprised volumes II and III only); volume III, 1781 2nd edition; volumes IV-VI issued together, 1788 1st edition. The popularity of Gibbon's masterpiece, coupled with his own perfectionism, meant that three editions of the first volume had already appeared by the time the second volume was published. Eventually six editions of volume I accompanied three editions of volumes II and III, rounded off with one much larger printing of the last three volumes. Surviving copies are thus almost inevitably mixed; this set contains the third edition of the first volume, which was the first to have significant revisions and corrections by Gibbon (the second edition had been a straight reprint of the first), third edition of the second volume, second edition of the third volume, and the first editions of all three subsequent volumes. ESTC: Vol. I, T78359; Vol.II, N36543; Vol. III, T78363; Vols. IV-VI T78365. Norton: Vol. I, 26; Vol. II, 27;Vol. III, 25; Vol. IV-VI 29   Ref: 52310 
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Kaegi, Walter E.: Byzantium and the Early Islamic Conquests. Cambridge University Press, 1992. First edition. 8vo., pp. xiii, 313. Cloth, gilt-lettered, light shelf wear to edges, almost fine. The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Middle Ages, Vol. I.   Ref: 49183 
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