Coulton, G. G.: Social Life in Britain. From the Conquest to the Reformation. Cambridge University Press, 1956. 8vo, pp. xx, 566 + illustrated frontispiece and 44 plates. Fore-edge slightly foxed, else a very good copy. Blue cloth, title gilt to spine. Dust-jacket, a bit dusty, small traces of glue to lower cover, but still very good. Fifth edition. First printed in 1918. Ref: 53480
Coulton, G. G.: The Medieval Village. Cambridge: at the University Press, 1925. First edition. 8vo. pp. [xxx], 603, with illustrated frontispiece and 3 plates. Slight toning, edges uncut and a little dusty, a very good copy. Brown cloth, gilt, upper hinge weakening, head and foot of spine a bit bumped, but still very good. Bookplate of E. Dunsford to front pastedown. Ref: 53478
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..
Craig, Hardin: English Religious Drama of the Middle Ages. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1967. 4to, pp. [vi], 421. Slight toning, but still very good. Blue cloth, spine gilt, minimally faded, dust-jacket, a little browned, but still very good. Fourth reprint. First published 1955. Ref: 53517
Crawford, Michael J.: The Fight for Status and Privilege in Late Medieval and Early Modern Castile, 1465–1598. University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2014. 8vo., pp. 256. 8 b/w illustrations, 2 maps. Hardback. Dust-jacket. New: unopened in publisher's shrink-wrap. Ref: 53375
Croston, James: A History of the Ancient Hall of Samlesbury in Lancashire, with an Account of its Earlier Possessors and Particulars Relating to the More Recent Descent of the Manor. London: printed by Whittingham and Wilkins at the Chiswick Press, 1871. Folio (385 x 280mm), pp. x, [ii], 274 + 1 folding facsimile indenture, 3 folding pedigrees, 1 ground plan and 2 further engraved plates. Title page in red and black, further engravings in the text. Sporadic foxing with the endpapers and the 2 engraved plates most affected. Dark green textured morocco, gilt spine, ornate borders and dentelles, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Endcaps a little worn, some scrapes and marks to boards including some ink blots to upper board. A very good copy. One of 'Two Hundred copies privately printed for Presents only'. Ref: 51264
Cunningham, D.D.: The Growth of English Industry and Commerce during the early and middle ages. Cambridge: at the university Press, 1896. 8vo, pp. [xv], 714, [2 of advertisements]. Slight toning, edges uncut and dusty, but a very good copy. Red cloth. spine gilt, hinges weakening, spine a bit faded, but still good. Modern inscription to title. Third edition. Ref: 53520
Curtius Rufus, Quintus: (Snakenburg, Hendrik, ed.:) De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni, Regis Macedonum, Libri Superstites. Cum omnibus supplementis, variantibus lectionibus, commentariis ac notis perpetuis Fr. Modii, V. Acidallii, T. Popmae, Joh. Freinshemi, Joh. Schefferi, Christoph. Cellarii, Nic. Heinsii. Selectis & excerptis Ph. Rubenii, J. Rutgersii, C. Barthii, Joh Delphis, & Lugd. Bat. [Delft & Leiden]: apud Adrianum Beman, Samuelem Luchtmans, 1724. First edition thus. 2 parts in 1. 4to., pp. [lxxiv], 472; [ii], 473-824, [ccxxiv] + 18 plates (3 of which folding) including additional engraved title-page. Title-page in red and black with woodcut printer's device, woodcut initials and tail-pieces. The catchword at the end of the dedication (T4) does not match the following leaf, as also found in other copies and seemingly due to the insertion of the Preface. Faintly foxed. Contemporary marbled calf, neatly rebacked with original spine retained, orange gilt title-label, gilt borders, gilt-stamped emblem of Haarlem to each board, edges coloured yellow, green cloth ties replaced, corners neatly repaired. Old spine piece worn but soundly rebacked, some scratches and scuffs to boards, a few whitish marks to top edge, endpapers a little toned at edges, very good overall. A few pencilled bookseller's notes to front paste-down. 'This is the celebrated quarto Variorum edition of Q. Curtius, by Snakenburg, which contains many valuable extracts from Bruno, Modius, Freinshem, and Cellarius. The text is formed according to the first edit. of Freinshem, from which it never departs but with the most scrupulous caution, and when warranted by a better reading. In compiling the work, Snakenburg consulted one good ancient MS, and two modern ones: but with the early editions of this author he appears to have been ill provided, as he consulted no edition more ancient than the Aldine. "This editor," says Ernesti, "as is too often the case, undertook the publication more from the importunity of the bookseller, than from the conviction of being able to compose a useful work from previous study, and diligent accumulation of materials." It must, however, be confessed that this edition of Snakenburg is a very valuable performance, and is deservedly held in high respect. Dr. Harwood has pronounced a warm eulogium upon it, and the editor is by him declared to have "manifested an accurate knowledge of ancient manners and customs".' (Dibdin) Schweiger II, 323; Graesse II, 311; Brunet II, 450; Dibdin II, 376-77 Ref: 52286show full image..
D'Orleans, Theodulf: (Andersson, Theodore M., trans., with Ommundsen, Aslaug & MacCoull, Leslie S. B.:) The Verse. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2014 8vo., pp. 220. Hardback: laminated boards. New: unopened in publisher's shrink-wrap. Volume 450 in the ACMRS Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies series. Ref: 53704
Dale, A. M.: (Turner, E.G. & Webster, T.B.L. eds.:) Collected Papers. Cambridge University Press, 1969. 8vo., pp. x, p.307, [i] + portrait plate. Internally clean and bright. Grey cloth, printed blue label with gilt title to spine. Endcaps a little creased, near fine. Dust-jacket a bit tattered, 5cm closed tear to front repaired with tape to underside, price-clipped but with price sticker added, still good. 'Miss Dale's interests were mainly concerned with the technicalities and interpretation of Greek poetry. Some of the papers deal with metre and language; but most are about aspects of Greek drama - staging, choruses, and interpretations of particular plays.' Ref: 52135