Classen, Albrecht: Reading Medieval European Women Writers: Strong Literary Witnesses from the Past. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2016. First edition. 8vo., pp. 236. Hardback: laminated decorative boards. Unused, a hint of shelf-wear only otherwise as new. Ref: 53849
[Claudian] Claudianus, Claudius: CL. Claudiani quae exstant Ex emendatione Nicolai Heinsy Dan: F. Venetiis [Venice]: Apud Nicolaum Pezzana, 1716. 12mo. pp. 261 , last blank, including engraved titlepage. Woodcut initials and ornaments. Title a trifle dusty. 18th-century vellum over boards, author's name inked to spine, raised bands, edges sprinkled red. Very minor loss at head and foot of spine. Bookplate of Ashmolean Library Oxford - Bequathed by Sir John Beazley 1970; early 18th-century inscription 'Libro di Lorenzo Pananti costo 3-5' to ffep; small stamp of Ashmolean Library to I4 and verso of last. Excellent, clean copy - in well-preserved vellum and clearly intended for use in schools - with the uncommented text of Claudianus's works, based on the Heinsius variorum first published in Leiden in 1650. The copy of Sir John Beazley (1885-1970), a major historian of ancient art at Oxford. Dibdin I, 211. Ref: 53289show full image..
[Claudian] Claudianus, Claudius: (Burman, Pieter II; Heinsius, Niklaas, eds.:) Opera, quae exstant, omnia ad membranarum veterum fidem castigata [...] Amstelaedami [Amsterdam]: ex officina Schouteniana, 1760. First edition thus. 4to, pp. [xiv], xxxii, [ii], 31, [v], 600, (without loss) 609-1112 (mispaginated as usual). Large paper copy, with some leaves deckled at bottom edge. Title in red and black with woodcut device, woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials. Occasional very light foxing, some leaves with a faint line of toning across head margin and a few others unopened at head, short closed tear (seemingly the result of a paper flaw) to leaf 5R2 affecting text but not legibility. Late 18th- or early 19th-century crimson straight-grain morocco, gilt title to spine, a.e.g., ornate dentelles, green leather joints, marbled endpapers, pale blue ribbon bookmark bound in. Spine a little faded and rubbed, a few light marks, endcaps and bottom edges beginning to wear, a very good copy handsomely bound. Small gilt oval crest of Archibald Acheson, 3rd Earl of Gosford (1806-1864) to front paste-down. Round Jesuit Society inkstamp (Milltown Park, Dublin) to title-page. First edition of Pieter Burman's (1714-1778) edition of Claudian, with commentary by his uncle, Pieter Burman I, and previously unprinted notes by the neo-latin poet and classical verse scholar Niklaas Heinsius (1620-1681). Claudian of Alexandria (b. c. AD 360) was court poet under the emperor Honorius and his minister Stilicho. "In diction and technique he is the equal of Lucan and Statius, in hyperbole he perhaps outdoes them" (OCD). His poetry is also a valuable historical source. Dibdin writes that this is 'unquestionably a very superior edition, and it contains a greater fund of critical illustration than the preceding by Gesner.' Dibdin I (4th edn.) 472 Ref: 51703show full image..
Clemoes, Peter, et al. (eds.): Anglo-Saxon England 2. Cambridge University Press, 2007. Reprint of 1973 first edition. 8vo., pp. x, 333. Paperback. Other than shelf-wear and dusting to edges, as new. Ref: 53124
Cockburn, J. S. & Baker, T. F. T. (eds.): The Victoria History of the County of Middlesex. Volume IV. London: Oxford University Press for the Institute of Historical Research, 1971. First edition. 4to. Fully illustrated. Hardback: red cloth, gilt. Dust-jacket. Light shelf-wear, still very good. Ref: 53995
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
Cohen, Helen Louise: The Ballade. New York: Columbia University Press, 1915. First edition. 8vo, pp. [xvii], 397. Slight toning, else a very good copy. Blue cloth, boards and spine gilt, upper hinge loosening, a bit faded in places, but still very good. Bookplate of Brenda M Cook to front pastedown. Ref: 53530
Cohen, Morton N: Lewis Carroll: A Biography. London: Macmillan, 2015. First UK edition. 8vo., pp. xxiii, 577 + plates. Illustrations. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Light shelf-wear, very good. Ref: 54265
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
Comba, Emilio: (Comba, Teofilo E., trans.:) History of the Waldenses of Italy, From Their Origin to the Reformation. London: Truslove & Shirley, 1889. First edition. 8vo., pp. [viii], 357, [i]. With half title. Internally very clean. Green publisher's cloth, gilt title to spine and upper board, black decorative band to top and bottom edge, publisher's monogram to upper board, brown endpapers. Joints a little rubbed, corners bumped, edges slightly foxed. Very good overall. Inscription to ffep verso, 'Macd. Mom's'. Ref: 54118show full image..