Coffey, John: Politics, Religion and the British Revolutions. Cambridge University Press, 1997. 8vo., pp. xii, 304. Hardback: brown cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. endpapers discoloured along hinges (for no discernable reason), edges lightly bumped. Dust-jacket, mildly shelf-worn with creasing to edges. Still, a very good copy. Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History series. Ref: 53746
Cohn, Norman: Noah's Flood. The Genesis Story in Western Thought. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996. 8vo., pp. xii, 154. Hardback: blue cloth, gilt-lettered to spine, fine. Dust-jacket, creased and lightly scuffed to edges otherwise very good. Ref: 53745
Collinson, Patrick: Godly People: Essays on English Protestantism and Puritanism. London: The Hambledon Press, 1983. First edition. 8vo., pp. xiii, 589. Hardback: blue cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. corner bumped, a little dusty to edges, still very good. Dust-jacket, sun-faded to spine, worn and creased, starting to fray at edges, mis-folded at flap, but still present and useful. A good copy overall. Ref: 53754
Collinson, Patrick: The Elizabethan Puritan Movement. London: Jonathan Cape, 1967. First edition. 8vo, pp. 528. Maps as endpapers. Hardback: quarter green cloth with cream buckram boards, gilt-lettered to spine, a slight bow to upper board and a hint of dust to edges, still very good. Dust-jacket, rather shelf-worn and a little grubby, with creasing to top edge and tears to corners and head of spine, good only. Ref: 53753
Coxe, William: Travels in Switzerland and in the country of the Grisons : in a series of letters. With an historical sketch and notes on the late revolution. London : T. Cadell Jun. & W. Davies, 1801. Fourth edition. 3 vols. I: pp. [lxx], , 434,  + 2 folding maps (one very large) and 2 engraved plates, without e2 (blank) as usual, including 2pp. of advertisements for Coxe's works after the preliminaries; II: pp. [viii], 430, [ii] + 1 folding map and 3 engraved plates (1 folding); III: pp. [xvi], 451, . A, I: a handful of leaves a little dust-soiled at outer margin, slight offsetting from plates; II: minor repair to blank verso of folding map; III: extreme outer corner of Aa3 torn. Contemporary tree calf, marbled endpapers, boards gilt ruled to a roll of interlacing fern leaves, spines gilt with urns and Greek fillets, red and green morocco labels. Upper edges and upper boards a little scuffed, I: joints just splitting at head and tail, upper hinge weakened, I and III: corners bumped. An excellent, fresh copy, exquisitely bound as a uniform set, of the fourth edition of this lavishly illustrated travelogue. It is one of several popular accounts published by the English priest and historiographer William Coxe (1748-1828), who travelled throughout Europe as the tutor to young aristocrats. With his pupil Lord Herbert, son of the Earl of Pembroke, he travelled through Switzerland and the French Alps – a journey described in the present work, organised as a series of letters to the English lawyer William Melmoth. The narrative comprises natural and historical observations, as well as accounts of the effects of the French Revolution in those territories. The outstanding engravings include a very large, folding map of Switzerland and one of Mont Blanc, but also illustrations of local fauna; for instance, the Bearded Vulture that Coxe saw in Monsieur Sprungli's collection of Swiss birds, to which a section is dedicated. The appendix to vol.3 includes a catalogue of the 'Quadrupeds, Birds, Amphibia, and Testaceous Animals of Switzerland' (expanded in this edition) and a vocabulary of Romansch, the language of Upper Engadina, with a list of the earliest bibles and books printed in Romansch. A lovely copy of this important work. Ref: 53675show full image..
David, Saul: Prince of Pleasure: The Prince of Wales and the Making of the Regency. London: Little, Brown and Company, 1998. First edition. 8vo., pp. x, 484 + plates. Hardback: dark blue cloth, gilt-titled to spine. Dust-jacket. Light shelf-wear: a very good copy. Ref: 53566
Davis, J. C.: Fear, Myth and History: The Ranters and the Historians. Cambridge University Press, 1986. First edition. 8vo., pp. xiv, 208. Illustrations to text. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket, shelf-worn with fraying to corners and creasing to edges. Ownership inscription of W(illiam) Lamont, with a few of his annotations to text and more pen-scoring to outer margins against passages of particular interest. Ref: 53730
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
Davis, Natalie Zemon: Women on the Margins. Three Seventeenth-Century Lives. Harvard University Press, 1995. Second printing. 8vo., pp. [x], 360 + illustrated plates. Black paper-covered boards backed in red paper, gilt title to spine. Bottom corners a little bumped, top edge slightly dusty but still very good indeed. Ref: 51685
De Voiture, Vincent: Les lettres de Mr de Voiture. Cologne: Jacques le Jeune, 1685. 12mo. pp. , 565, , including engraved title from 1687 Brussels edition. Woodcut initials and ornaments. Slight browning or marginal foxing, engraved title and verso of last leaf little dust-soiled. Contemporary vellum over boards. Little rubbed, few ancient stains, traces of red wax to pastedown. Scarce pirated edition -- with the false imprint 'Cologne, Jacques le Jeune, 1685', but produced in The Hague probably a few years later (see Weller, 'Die falschen und fingierten Druckarte'). It is an exact reprint of L. Marchant's Brussels edition of 1687, of which it includes the engraved title. Vincent Voiture (1597-1648) was in the service of Cardinal Richelieu and Louis XIII, and one of the earliest members of the Académie française. Whilst he never published anything in his lifetime, a collection of his letters and verse published posthumously made him fashionable among the intellectual elites. Among his correspondents were Cardinal Mazarin and the Duchess of Savoy. Ref: 53273show full image..