Dance, Richard: Words Derived from Old Norse in Early Middle English: Studies in the Vocabulary of The South-West Midland Texts. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, 2003. 8vo., pp. 568. Hardback. Dust-jacket. New: unopened in publisher's shrink-wrap. Ref: 53389
Daniel, Norman: The Arabs and Mediaeval Europe. London: Longman & Librairie du Liban, 1979. Second edition. 8vo., pp. xiv, 385 + plates. Hardback: green cloth, gilt-lettered, a hint of dusting to edges. Dust-jacket, sun-faded to spine, not affecting lettering. Otherwise a very good copy. First published in 1975. In the Arab Background Series jointly published by Longman and Librairie du Liban. Ref: 53595
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
Davidson, Pamela: Vyacheslav Ivanov and C.M. Bowra: a Correspondence From Two Corners on Humanism. University of Birmingham Centre for Russian and East European Studies, 2006. 8vo., pp. [xii], 132. Paperback, white covers printed in black and orange. A little light shelf wear, very good. Postcard from the author loosely inserted. Birmingham Slavonic Monographs No. 36. Ref: 52166
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
Davison, Charles: A History Of British Earthquakes. Cambridge at the University Press, 1924 First edition. 8vo., pp. xviii, 416. With 100 illustrations. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine, a little shelf worn and dusty to edges but but contents clean. Dust-jacket, still in one piece but torn with loss in several places and heavily creased. Ref: 53957
De Bèze, Théodore; Muret, Marc-Antoine; Secundus, Joannes: Poemata; Juvenilia; Juvenilia. Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden] [i.e. Paris]: s.n. [Barbou] 1757. Small 8vo. (155 x 90mm), pp. [ii], iv, 124 + portrait frontispiece; x, 11-106 + portrait frontispiece; iv, [i], 4-156. No loss to the 3rd work, just unusual pagination, and no portrait called for. Woodcut printer's device (formerly used by the Elzevirs) to each title-page. Occasional very light foxing. Contemporary brown mottled calf, spine gilt with dark red morocco label, gilt borders and dentelles, a.e.g., marbled endpapers, pink ribbon bookmark bound in. Spine a little creased, very light wear to endcaps and corners, a very good, attractive copy. Brunet I, 239 Ref: 52284show full image..