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Sharpe, Kevin: Politics & Ideas in Early Stuart England. Essays and Studies. London & New York: Pinter Publishers, 1989. 8vo., pp. xi, [i], 415, [i]. Black cloth, gilt title to spine, very good.   Ref: 51620 
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Smith, A. H.: The Place-Names of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Part VIII. Index of West Riding Place-Names (Incorporating the East & North Ridings). Cambridge University Press, 1963. First edition. 8vo., pp. xiii, 207. Cloth, gilt-lettered, edges lightly dusted, almost fine. English Place-Name Society, Volume XXXVII.   Ref: 49140 
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Smith, Matthew: Memoirs of Secret Service. London: printed for A. Baldwin near the Oxford Arms in Warwick Lane, 1699. 8vo., pp. 160, 24. Short 'Advertisement' cutting pasted to blank leaf opposite title-page, the final 24-page section is titled 'The reasons why I corresponded with Mr. John Hewet'.. Foxed, occasional marginal smudges. Contemporary calf boards, rebacked with raised bands and gilt title to spine, marbled endpapers, joints repaired with cloth. Spine rubbed, upper joint a bit worn, corners worn and fraying, two small patches of surface loss to rear board one of which patched. A well-used copy but still sound and very good overall Typewritten catalogue description for a different edition pasted to first blank leaf. Seemingly contemporary inscription of Robert Welborne to head of title-page. 'Letters published by Smith concerning the conspiracy of Charles Mordaunt, Earl of Monmouth and Peterborough, and complaining of his treatment at the hands of the Duke of Shrewsbury and James Vernon.' (ESTC). The catalogue clipping pasted in at the front states that the work is 'said to have been written by Charles, Earl of Peterborough, with the assistance of Dr Davenant, against the Duke of Shrewsbury. It was ordered by the House of Peers to be burnt by the hangman. (Mackay's Memoirs, p.64)' ESTC R10305; Wing (2nd ed.), S4131   Ref: 52378 
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Somner, William; Battely, Nicolas: The Antiquities of Canterbury. In Two Parts. The First Part, the Antiquities of Canterbury; or a Survey of that Ancient City, with the Suburbs and Cathedral &tc [...]. The Second Part, Cantuaria Sacra: or the Antiquities [...] Illustrated and Adorned with Several Useful and Fair S London: printed for R. Knaplock, 1703. 2nd edition, revised and enlarged. Folio, pp. [xvi], 192; [iv], 178, [iv], 70, 80, [viii] + 19 engraved plates, most of which folding, and a further full page engraving, as called for. With title-page plus divisional title to each of the two parts. A few instances of light offsetting, very occasional light spots and smudges but overall very clean. Contemporary brown Cambridge-style panelled calf, raised bands, brown gilt title label and gilt fillets possibly added later, edges sprinkled red, original endpapers. A little loss to headcap, joints creased with leather just starting to split at each end, upper corners a little worn, small wormtrail to front endpapers. A very good copy. Tiny shield-shaped label to top fore-edge corner of ffep, verso. The second edition of Somner's (1598-1669) first work, revised and enlarged by Battely (1648-1704) using Somner's manuscript corrections and additions to his original edition, and adding a second part of his own. The proposals for this edition were published in 1702. Somner's original 1640 edition is said to be the first book to be published with an appendix containing original records (S. Pegge, Anonymiana, 1809, 7). (ONDB). The parts of this copy are bound in the following sequence: dedication, preface, and table of chapters; part I; title-page and preface to part II; part II; full-page engraving and 'An Account of the Chantries [...]';' Appendix to the Supplement'; 'Appendix. A Transcript out of Domes-day Book'; 'The Table'. This is a different order to the ESTC copy, though complete. Variation in the order of the parts seems not uncommon in this work. ESTC T147218; Upcott 388   Ref: 52384 
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Southcott, Joanna; Foley, Thomas P.; Sharp, William: The Answer of the Rev. Thomas P. Foley, to the World, who hath blamed his faith in believing it was a command of the Lord to put in print such parables, as he printed last year at Stourbridge under the title of 'What Manner Of Communications Are These?'; An Answer to the World, for putting in print a book in 1804, called 'Copies and Parts of Copies of Letters and Communications, Written from Joanna Southcott' [...]; The Controversy of the Spirit with the Worldly Wise, as Given Through Joanna Southcot Stourbridge: J. Heming; London: S. Rousseau; London: Galabin & Marchant; London: Galabin & Marchant; 1805; 1806; 1811; [1811]; [n.d. c.1812]. 5 vols. bound as 1. 8vo., pp. 96, 96; 52; 52; 64. Fifth work lacks its final leaf. A bit toned, sporadic foxing and light staining, some leaves a little grubby, creasing to first title-page. Contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, home-made cloth spine glued to boards and attached to textblock along upper joint with a quite rustic line of stitching. Very worn and scuffed, paper pattern darkened almost to the point of vanishing, corners fraying. A battered but very characterful compilation. Ownership inscription of Joseph Ainley to rear paste-down. Tipped to the front paste-down is a handwritten sheet reproducing lines from Southcott's 1814 publication, Wisdom Excelleth the Weapons of War. A collection of pamphlets by or about the prophet and writer Joanna Southcott (17501814). She was enormously prolific: 'Between 1801 and 1814, Southcott published some sixty-five pamphlets, totalling almost 5000 pages; moreover, her unpublished manuscripts amount to twice the number of pages in print. By one conservative estimate, a total of 108,000 copies of her various works were published and circulated from 1801 to 1816, making her one of the most popular writers of her time (Hopkins, 84). One reason for the immediate appeal of her texts is their unique mix of apocalyptic optimism with down-to-earth narratives about everyday life, which she converts to spiritual account.' (ONDB) The first pamphlet in this collection was written by Thomas Philip Foley and the second by William Sharp. Foley, rector of Old Swinford near Stourbridge, Worcestershire, and Sharp, a master engraver, were followers of the prophet Richard Brothers. In 1801 (whilst Brothers was imprisoned on grounds of insanity) they travelled with several of Brothers' other followers to meet Southcott and test her credibility. A year later they assisted in her move to London, becoming loyal friends and helping to spread word of her prophecies.   Ref: 49171 
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Spelman, Henry: Glossarium Archaiologicum: Continens Latino-Barbara, Peregrina, Obsoleta, & Novatæ Significationis Vocabula; Quæ post labefactatas a Gothis, Vandalisque res Europæas, in ecclesiasticis, profanisque scriptoribus; variarum item gentium legibus antiquis municipalibus, chartis, & Londini: excudebat Tho. Braddyll, & prostant apud Georg. Pawlett, & Guil. Freeman [...] 1687. Third edition. Folio, pp. [xxii], 576 + engraved portrait frontispiece. Title-page in red and black, woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces, double-column text. Dampstain to gutter from preliminary blanks to first leaf of text, occasional light patchy toning, a few faint ink blots. Later 18th-century brown, lightly diced calf recently rebacked in goatskin with raised bands, black and gilt morocco title label. Gilt borders and armorial centrepiece to each board, all edges coloured yellow, marbled endpapers reinforced with cloth at hinges. Spine very slightly rubbed at head and tail, board edges worn and chipped, a little light crackling to surface, corners frayed. A very good copy, with interesting provenance. Armorial bookplate of Rugby School to ffep. Armorial gilt stamps to boards and bookplate to front paste-down, all of Sir Simon Richard Brissett Taylor, 2nd Baronet of Lysson Hall, Jamaica (1783-1815). He was nephew and heir to Simon Taylor (1740-1813), planter and slave owner who was at the time of his death one of the richest and most powerful men in Jamaica. Uncle and nephew were very close; an enormous amount of correspondence between the two still exists and is now housed at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (University of London). Simon R.B. Taylor's library was eventually auctioned by R.H. Evans on 3rd June 1833. This setting of the title-page has 'auctior' in the edition statement and the second line of imprint ends 'Free-'. Another setting has 'auctor', and the second line of the imprint ends 'Freeman;'. Sir Henry Spelman (1563/41641), celebrated historian and antiquary, published the first part of this work (covering the letters A-L) in 1626 as Archaeologus. He had moved to London in 1612 and found himself part of an encouraging community of fellow scholars such as John Selden and in particular Sir Robert Cotton, whose extensive library he was allowed to use. Spelman's work required him to make sense of the meaning and usage of historic terminology used by the church and in common law, particularly Latin and Anglo-Saxon terms. It was this need that prompted him to begin work on what was to eventually become Archaeologus. Publication of the work, for which Spelman bore the full cost, was encouraged by a number of scholars including Peiresc, to whom Spelman sent samples prior to its release. The finished glossary 'encompassed the study of the usages, offices, ranks, ceremonies, and rules in the medieval church and law in the context of the words used in Europe' (ODNB). A great deal of Spelman's work remained incomplete or unpublished at the time of his death in 1641. William Dugdale (16051686), who had met Spelman in 1638, completed and saw to the publication of the remainder of the glossary, which first appeared as Glossarium Archaiologicum in 1664. ESTC R10264; Wing S4926   Ref: 51877 
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Stanley, Arthur Penrhyn: Historical Memorials of Canterbury. The Landing of Augustine; The Murder of Becket; Edward the Black Prince; Becket's Shrine. Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs & Co., 1899. 2nd US edition, from the 11th UK edition. 8vo., pp.xviii, 19-362 + plates. Further illustrations in the text. Red cloth, heavily gilt stamped, top edge gilt, other edges uncut and some unopened. Spine a little toned with endcaps a bit creased, upper hinge weakening slightly but holding firm, very good. Pencil inscription of Gilpin Ervin to ffep. Arthur Penrhyn Stanley (18151881) was Dean of Westminster from 1864 to 1881.   Ref: 51865 
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Stanley, Arthur Penrhyn: Historical Memorials of Westminster Abbey. Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs & Co., 1899. US edition, based on the 6th UK edition. 2 vols., 8vo., pp. xlii, [ii], 335, [i]; x, [ii], 422 + plates. Further illustrations in the text. Red cloth, heavily gilt stamped, top edge gilt, other edges uncut and some unopened. Spine a little toned with endcaps a bit creased, slight split in endpaper at upper hinge but binding sound, very good. Pencilled inscription of Spencer Ervin Jr. to ffep. Arthur Penrhyn Stanley (18151881) was Dean of Westminster from 1864 to 1881.   Ref: 51866 
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Stevenson, Francis Seymour: Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln. A Contribution to the Religious, Political and Intellectual History of the Thirteenth Century. London: Macmillan and Co., 1899. 8vo., pp. xvi, 348. Black cloth, gilt; generally dusty, boards worn and spine slightly faded. Binding firm, internally clean. Ownership inscription to f.f.e.p.   Ref: 42199 
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(Stevenson, Joseph ed.:) Chronicon Monasterii de Abingdon. I, From the Foundation of the Monastery Until the Norman Conquest; From the Norman Conquest Until the Accession of Richard the First. London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1858. 2 vols., pp. 4, xxxii, [ii], 494; 4, cxi, [i], 615, [i], 3, [i] + folding frontispiece to each volume. Three-page publisher's catalogue dated November 1858. Generally unopened at head edge, several fore-edges also unopened, series title-pages a little foxed. Black paper-covered boards backed in textured burgundy cloth, gilt title to spines. Headcaps worn, top edges dusty, a little shelf wear, endpapers heavily toned but still very good overall. To front paste-down both vols., 'Ex Libris Monasterii St. Augustini, Ramsgate' bookplate and library card holder. Rerum Britannicarum Medii Aevi Scriptores, or Chronicles and Memorials of Great Britain and Ireland During the Middle Ages series.   Ref: 52169 
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