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Orridge, B. B.: Some Account of the Citizens of London and Their Rulers From 1060 to 1867. London: William Tegg, 1867. 8vo., pp. xxviii, 262, occasional light spotting. Publisher's maroon cloth gilt, ends of spine worn. Armorial bookplate of Ronald Ryall to front pastedown; Liverpool Library's stamp to title page.   Ref: 30360 
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Patterson, Robert B. (ed.): Earldom of Gloucester Charters. The Charters and Scribes of the Earls and Countesses of Gloucester to A.D. 1217. Oxford University Press, 1973. 4to., pp. xxiv, 205. Black cloth, gilt title to spine. Dust-jacket price-clipped, a little sun-faded, 15mm closed tear to top edge of upper cover, very good only. Previous owner's notes loosely inserted.   Ref: 42606 
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Paulus Diaconus; Lipsius, J: Pauli Warnefridi Langobardi Filii, Diaconi Foroiuliensis, De Gestis Langobardorum Libri VI. Ad MS, & Veterum Codicum Fidem Editi; De Recta Pronunciatione Latinae Linguae Dialogus. Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden], Ex Officina Plantiniana, Apud Franciscum Raphelengium, 1595; [c.1586]. 12mo., pp. [xii], 337, [i]; [ii], 96, [viii]. Woodcut device to title page of first work. Slightly toned with some occasional foxing, small scorch mark to text p.16 (no loss of sense), preliminary blanks and one leaf loosening. Some underlining to one page in second section. Later vellum, possibly retaining old boards, ink title to spine, Yapp edges, edges sprinkled red. Endcaps creased, a little darkened at fore-edge but otherwise bright, pastedowns lifting to reveal mauscript binder's waste. Some booksellers notes and a pasted catalogue entry to front paste-down. Two works bound together: the first is the major work of Paul the Deacon, his History of the Lombards, in an edition published by Plantin - the first edited by Fr. Linbenbrog; the second work is an anonymous edition of Lipsius's study on the correct pronunciation of Latin. Adams, p.499   Ref: 46592 
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[Petrarch] Dobson, Susanna, (ed. & trans.): The Life of Petrarch. Collected from Memoires pour la Vie de Petrarch, by Mrs Dobson. London: Printed by T. Maiden, for Vernor and Hood; J. Cuthell; E. Newbery; J. Walker; Lackington, Al 1799. 4th edition. 2 vols., 8vo., pp. xviii, 388, [xii]; [ii], 401, [xi] + frontispiece to each volume and 6 further plates, totalling 8 as called for. Occasional light foxing, a little offset toning from plates but generally clean. Contemporary marbled calf, spines gilt with red morocco, gilt borders and dentelles, edges lightly sprinkled red and blue, marbled endpapers. Rubbed, spines sunned, a little loss to headcap vol. I, lighter oval shape to each upper board as though perhaps a label has been removed, corners bumped. Still a very good, attractive set. Ownership inscription of Dorothy Symons to head of each volume's title-page, with a date of 1800 to vol. II. An abridgment of J. F. A. de Sade's Memoires pour la Vie de François Pétrarque, translated into English by Susannah Dobson (d.1795). First published in 1775, it was praised by contemporaries including the novelists Clara Reeve and Elizabeth Benger. The first reprint appeared in 1777 and it remained in print up until its 6th edition in 1805. Dobson went on to produce several more translations: Sainte-Palaye's The Literary History of the Troubadours (1779) and Memoirs of Ancient Chivalry (1784), and Petrarch's De remediis utriusque fortunae, which she published in 1791 as Petrarch's View of Human Life. Dobson is also thought to be the author of the anonymously-published scholarly works Dialogue on Friendship and Society (1777) and Historical Anecdotes of Heraldry and Chivalry (1795). ESTC N11179   Ref: 52261 
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Petrie, Henry (ed.); Sharpe, John (assist.): Hardy, Thomas Duffus (ed.): Monumenta Historica Britannica, or materials for the history of Britain, from the earliest period. Volume I [all published]: extending to the Norman Conquest. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode 'by Command of Her Majesty', 1848. First edition of the the first and only volume published. Folio, pp. [xiii], 146, [ii], clxxiii, [xiii], 1035, [i] + 27 plates (17 coins, 10 mss facsimiles) and a fold-out map. Half-title and title pages in red and black. Plates rather foxed as usual, occasional slight staining, some toning from plates to adjacent pages, small closed tear to map. Sturdy 20th-century quarter morocco, orange buckram boards, gilt title to spine, edges uncut, replacement endpapers with cloth hinges. Spine a little scuffed, corners worn, a few marks here and there but sound. Bookplate of the Jesuit Community Library at 114 Mount St., London to front paste-down. "The historical selections and histories contained in this volume were collected and prepared for printing by the late Mr. Henry Petrie, assisted by the Rev. John Sharpe, and were printed by command of... King William the Fourth, under the direction of the Commisioners of the public records of the Kingdom. The volume was not finished by Mr. Petrie, and since his death it has been completed and the prefatory matter added by Mr. Thomas Duffus Hardy" (from title-page, verso). As a failed precursor to the Rolls Series, this volume has value in containing the 'official' Editiones Principes of chronicles of Aethelweard, Bede, Brut y Twysogion, Florence of Worcester, Gaimar, Gildas, Guy of Amiens, Henry of Huntingdon, Simeon of Durham, etc.   Ref: 47141 
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Prawer, Joshua.: History of the Jews in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. Oxford University Press (Sandpiper reprint). 1996. Reprint. 8vo., pp. ix, 310. Black cloth, gilt title to spine. Top edge very slightly dusty, near fine. A little light shelf-wear to dust-jacket, near fine. First published 1988, this special edition for Sandpiper Books published 1996.   Ref: 51860 
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Reilly, Bernard F.: The Medieval Spains Cambridge University Press, 1993. 8vo., pp.viii, [iv], 228. Black cloth, gilt title to spine. A little toned, a few slight dusty marks to boards but still very good overall. A Cambridge Medieval Textbook.   Ref: 51626 
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Richter, Gustav & Kohl, Horst: Annalen des Deutschen Reichs Im Zeitalter der Ottonen Und Salier. Halle: Waisenhauses, 1890. 2 vols. 8vo., pp. [vi] 426; xiii, 782. Buckram, orange morocco label to spine. Closed tear to spine of vol. 2. A little rubbing to extremities and labels, spines very slightly sunned. Dusting and foxing to edges. Very good. III: Annalen des Deutschen Geschichte Im Mittelalter.   Ref: 35111 
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Roberts-Jones, Philippe & Françoise: Pieter Bruegel. New York: Harry M. Abrams, 2002. Folio (340 x 250mm), pp.351, [i]. Black cloth, blind-stamped title to spine, almost fine. With 364 illustrations including 256 full-colour plates.   Ref: 51598 
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Rodley, Lyn: Cave Monasteries of Byzantine Cappadocia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985. First edition. 4to., pp. xviiii, 266. Black cloth, gilt title to spine, bumping to corners, edges dusted, very good. Dust-jacket, spine sunned, shelf wear, very good.   Ref: 51938 
£75
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