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
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
Cowan, Paul (ed.): With Wellington In The Peninsula; The Adventures of a Highland Soldier, 1808-1814. Barnsley, South Yorkshire: Frontline Books, 2015. First edition. 8vo., pp. x, 214. Maps and illustrations. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Unused, a hint only of shelf-dust: a fine copy. Ref: 54258
Darwin, Charles: (Bates, Marston & Humphrey, Philip S., eds.:) The Darwin Reader. London: Macmillan & Co., 1957. 8vo., pp. ix, 481 + plates. Illustrations. Hardback: red cloth, gilt-lettered to spine, light crease along spine, edges a little dusty, still very good. Dust-jacket, price-clipped, top edge starting to fray at head of spine,darkened towards spine and edges, still good. Ink ownership inscription of "Thos. J. Adams... 1957" to ffep with his underlinings and marginal annotations, mostly in pencil but some in ink, here and there but mainly to one chapter and the Appendix, and his further customisation by neat but adhesive attachment of various relevant newspaper cuttings of articles and photographs, and a stamp, to front endpapers and blank spaces on first few printed pages. With a further newspaper cuttings and a postcard of Darwin loosely inserted. Ref: 53941
Darwin, Charles: (Burkhardt, Frederick; Porter, Duncan M.; et al., eds.:) The Correspondence of Charles Darwin. Cambridge University Press, 1985-1997; 2002. First edition. 8vo., pp. xxxii, 702; xxxvi, 603; xxxii, 523; xxxvi, 711; xxxii, 705; xxxii, 673; xxxviii, 671; xxxviii, 766; xxxvi, 609; xl, 936; xl, 695 + plates to all vols. Hardbacks: black cloth, green title-piece to spine, gilt-lettered, a few corners lightly bumped and Vol. 8 with a larger dent to outer board-edges, light dust-marking to edges and Vol.5 with a considerable tea-stain to top edge (only), but all volumes unread and internally clean. Dust-jackets, creasing to jacket edges with a few tiny nicks to edges, a couple of corners with closed tears, Vol. 7 with two larger but still closed tears to centre of front flap-fold, but still very good overall. The Darwin Correspondence Project was founded in 1974 by an American scholar, Frederick Burkhardt, with the help of his wife, Anne Schlabach Burkhardt. and Sydney Smith, a zoologist in the University of Cambridge (all three now deceased). Setting out with the aim of locating all letters written by Charles Darwin, they originally intended to publish only summaries. This original intention then developed with Cambridge University Press into a plan, which remains ongoing, to publish for the first time a complete edition of the entire correspondence, consisting of "full authoritative texts of Darwin's (letters)... edited according to modern textual editorial principles and practice". A total of 30 volumes are anticipated, with 28 now published. Here we have the first 10 volumes, covering the years 1821-1862, with Vol. 13, containing 1865 and supplementary material for 1822-1864. Ref: 53938show full image..
[Darwin] Freeman, R. B.: The Works of Charles Darwin: An Annotated Bibliographical Handlist. London: Dawsons of Pall Mall, 1965. First edition. 8vo., pp. x, 81 + plates. Maps and illustrations. Hardback: green cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Lightly shelf-worn and dusted with a little fraying to jacket edges, otherwise very good. Ref: 53942
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
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 Acad?mie fran?aise. 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..
Dugas, Ren?: (Maddox, J. R., trans.:) A History of Mechanics. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1957. First English edition. 8vo., pp. 671. Illustrations to text. Hardback: red rexine over boards, gilt-lettered to spine and upper board. Edges dusty, contents clean, still very good. Booksellers' ticket of H. K. Lewis & Co. to front pastedown. Frst published in French in 1955. Foreword by Louis De Broglie. Ref: 53955