Davidson, Pamela: Vyacheslav Ivanov and C.M. Bowra: a Correspondence From Two Corners on Humanism. University of Birmingham Centre for Russian and East European Studies, 2006. 8vo., pp. [xii], 132. Paperback, white covers printed in black and orange. A little light shelf wear, very good. Postcard from the author loosely inserted. Birmingham Slavonic Monographs No. 36. Ref: 52166
Davis, J.C.: Utopia and the Ideal Society. A Study of English Utopian Writing 1516-1700. Cambridge University Press, 1981. First edition. 8vo., pp. x, 427. Hardback: orange cloth. Dust-jacket, spine sunned, shelf wear. Otherwise a very good copy. Ref: 53210
De Bèze, Théodore; Muret, Marc-Antoine; Secundus, Joannes: Poemata; Juvenilia; Juvenilia. Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden] [i.e. Paris]: s.n. [Barbou] 1757. Small 8vo. (155 x 90mm), pp. [ii], iv, 124 + portrait frontispiece; x, 11-106 + portrait frontispiece; iv, [i], 4-156. No loss to the 3rd work, just unusual pagination, and no portrait called for. Woodcut printer's device (formerly used by the Elzevirs) to each title-page. Occasional very light foxing. Contemporary brown mottled calf, spine gilt with dark red morocco label, gilt borders and dentelles, a.e.g., marbled endpapers, pink ribbon bookmark bound in. Spine a little creased, very light wear to endcaps and corners, a very good, attractive copy. Three highlights of 16th-century Neo-Latin poetry, bound together as usual. All three title-pages bear a false imprint, 'Lugduni Batavorum'; according to Brunet this edition was actually published in Paris by Barbou, and it does indeed have the appearance of a Barbou book. The first work comprises the poems of the Calvinist theologian Théodore de Bèze (or Theodorus Beza, 1519-1605,) originally published in Paris in 1548. He is most known for his editions of the New Testament: a Latin translation and a Greek critical edition. The Juvenilia of Marc-Antoine Muret (or Marcus Antonius Muretus, 1526-1585) was first published in 1552. A Classical scholar, as well as writing poetry he lectured in schools in France and Italy and was involved with the rediscovery and interpretation of ancient texts. The final work is that of Janus Secundus Nicolai Hagiensis (1511-1536). The first publication of his works was posthumous, Secundus having died very young, and appeared in Utrecht in 1541. It was edited by his brother Marius. Secundus is primarily remembered for his love poems, often known as the 'kissing poet' for his variations on two kiss poems by Catullus. Brunet I, 239 Ref: 52284show full image..
Deaver, Jeffery: Carte Blanche. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 2011. First Edition. 8vo., pp. [xii], 436. Red cloth, red metallic title to spine and 007 logo to upper board., fine. Waterstone's 'Signed by the Author' sticker and very minor smudges to white dustwrapper, near fine. Author's signature to title-page. Ref: 43290
[Diamond Classics] Milton, John: Paradise Lost. A poem in twelve books. London: William Pickering, Chancery Lane, 1828. First edition. 48mo. (90 x 50 mm), pp. viii, 248 + engraved frontispiece and engraved title-page (dated 1835). Minimal yellowing, frontispiece slightly browned, engraved title-page a little dusty. Contemporary crushed navy blue morocco, double gilt ruled, gilt rosettes to corners, centre panel bordered with gilt dentelles and gilt fleurons to corners, raised bands, spine gilt-tooled and gilt-lettered, a.e.g., slight wear to joints and extremities. First edition of Milton's masterpiece from Pickering's 'Diamond Classics' series. Dedicated to George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834), renowned bibliophile, and exquisitely printed, here probably on India paper, by D. Sidney, Northumberland Street. Keynes, p.79. Ref: 53653show full image..
[Diamond Classics] Tasso, Torquato: La Gerusalemme Liberata. London: William Pickering, 1822. 2 vols. in 1. 48mo. (83 x 45mm), pp. [iv], 199, [i]; [iii], 204-405, [iii], + portrait frontispiece and additional engraved frontispiece, including single-leaf publisher's catalogue at rear. Some toning to frontispiece, additional title-page and title-page but otherwise clean. Contemporary black morocco with gilt spine, borders and dentelles, a.e.g., scarlet endpapers. Joints a little rubbed but still a very good, attractively-bound copy. Ownership inscription of Elizabeth Frances Drury (b.1809) of Harrow to a preliminary blank. She was the daughter of respected Classical scholar and Harrow School master Henry Joseph Thomas Drury (1778–1841). First issue of this edition from Pickering's 'Diamond Classics' series. Dedicated to George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834), renowned bibliophile, and exquisitely printed, by C. Corrall. Keynes, p.63, 91 Ref: 51908show full image..
Dmitrieva, Olga; Abramova, Natalya (eds): Britannia and Muscovy. English Silver at the Court of the Tsars. Yale University Press, 2006 4to., 254 x 238 mm., pp. 303. Lavishly illustrated. Black cloth, silver title to spine. Dust-jacket with very light shelf wear, near fine. Ref: 52345
Doyle, Arthur Conan: The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes. New York: W.W. Norton, 2005. First edition. 4to, pp. [lxvii], 776; 1878, with illustrations. Green cloth, stamped in black, dust-jacket, one very small tear at foot of vol. I, in publisher's pictorial slipcase. A very good copy. The "Short Stories" complete in 2 vols., but without Volume III "The Novels" which was issued in a separate but complementary box. Ref: 53510
Farrar, Frederick W.: Eric, or Little by Little. London: Collins' Clear-Type Press, n.d. (c.1913). 8vo, pp. 266 + 6pp. of advertisement at rear, illustrated frontispiece and additional title. Slight browning, light foxing to last few leaves. Publisher's pictorial cloth and endpapers, spine gilt, upper hinge weakened, corners, head and foot of spine a bit bumped, upper board just fading. Inscription "To Martin with Christmas Greetings 1913 from Eric" to fly. Ref: 53498
Gerhard, H. P.: (Gibbons, Irene R., trans.) The World of Icons. London: John Murray, 1971. 4to. (280 x 230 mm), pp. 232 + plates in colour and b/w. Colour frontispiece. Hardback: green cloth, gilt to spine and upper board, very good. Lacks dust-jacket. Originally published in German in 1957. Ref: 53582