Thoresby, Ralph; Whitaker, Thomas Dunham: Ducatus Leodiensis: or, the Topography of the Ancient and Populous Town and Parish of Leedes, and Parts Adjacent, in the West-Riding of the Country of York [...]; Loidis and Elmete: or, an Attempt to Illustrate the Districts Described in Those Words by Be Leeds: printed by B. Dewhirst, for Robinson, Son and Holdsworth; and John Hurst, Wakefield, 1816. Second edition. 2 vols., folio (445 x 280mm), pp. [iv], xvi, [i], xvii, [i], 267, [iii], 123, [i], 159, [i], 11, [i] + 10 plates + folding pedigrees of 16 families; pp. [iv], 404, 2, 80 + 58 plates on 54 leaves + 15 folding pedigrees. All plates and pedigrees as called for. Decorative initials and further engraved illustrations in the text. Occasional toning (mostly to plate-adjacent leaves), sporadic foxing. Contemporary half green morocco, spines ornately gilt with red and green labels, marbled paper-covered boards, marbled endpapers. Rubbed, joints, edges and corners worn, some scratches and light scrapes but still a very good, sturdy set. Thoresby (1658–1725) began work on his great project in the late 1690s, and the first edition of Ducatus Leodiensis was published in 1715. 'This was not the first topographical publication of importance about a provincial town but it was the first work of importance by a Yorkshire antiquary. Attached to the main body of the text was a catalogue of the Musaeum Thoresbyanum and the volume included a very fine map of the area. Ducatus was published by subscription and was dedicated to Peregrine Osborne, marquess of Carmarthen and heir apparent to the duke of Leeds, and to the mayor of Leeds and aldermen of Leeds. About 2000 copies were printed and sold for £3.' (ODNB) Ref: 51438
Troitskij, I.E.: [Arsenius and the Arsenites.] Arsenij i Arsenity. With an Introduction by John Meyendorff. London: Variorum Reprints, 1973. 8vo., pp. vii, 541. Red cloth gilt, a little light shelf wear, no dust-jacket, a very good copy. Arsenios Autoreianos, c.1200 – c.1273, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople. Ref: 25699
Wade-Evans, A.W.: The Emergence of England and Wales. Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons Ltd, 1959. Second edition, 8vo., pp. viii, 160 + frontispiece. Brown cloth, a little rubbed to head and tail, corners slightly bumped. Top edge dusty. Dustwrapper considerably creased to edges, very small chips to head and tail. Very good only. Ref: 40867
Welford, Richard (ed.:) History of Newcastle and Gateshead. In the 14th and 15th Centuries; In the 16th Century; In the 16th and 17th Centuries. London: Walter Scott, (c.1885.) 3 vols. 8vo., pp. xii, 455; viii, 547; viii, 464. Some browning to margins, otherwise internally clean. Green cloth, Newcastle coat of arms gilt to front boards. Spines cocked and slightly darkened, endcaps frayed, corner-tips bumped, some tiny stains to cloth, a little rubbing and wear to extremities. Still a good, sound set. Ex Libris bookplate of W.R. Innes Hopkins to each front paste-down. Ref: 35068show full image..
White, Donald A.: Litus Saxonicum. The British Saxon Shore in Scholarship and History. University of Wisconsin, 1961. 8vo., pp. vi, 122. Blue cloth, white title to spine and upper board. Rubbed, a few marks, corners a little frayed but still a good copy overall. Leeds University Library bookplate and stamp to front paste-down, plus library stamp to title-page verso. Ref: 51208
William of Malmesbury: (Hardy, Thomas Duffus, ed.:) Gesta Regum Anglorum. Londini [London]: (English Historical Society), 1840. First edition. 2 vols. 8vo., pp. [ii], 388; xxvii, [i], 389-816. Text in Latin, printed marginalia and footnotes in English. Vol.1 pp.369-384 replaced with facsimiles, the adjacent pages somewhat soiled but text perfectly legible. Original brown paper-covered boards, skillfully rebacked in well-matched brown paper, black morocco gilt labels, edges uncut. Some stains and scratches to boards, labels a little rubbed, edges dusted. To each front paste-down, bookplate Ex Oblatorum S. Caroli Bibliotheca, apud Bayswater with the word 'humilitas' centrally placed, and a more recent bookplate of Eric Poole. Several library ink stamps to preliminaries of both volumes. The older bookplates refer to the library of the Oblates of St. Charles, of St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church in Bayswater, London. Ref: 47034
Williams, Michael Stuart: Authorised Lives in Early Christian Biography. Between Eusebius and Augustine. Cambridge University Press, 2008. First edition. 8vo., pp. xii, 262. Black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, fine. Dust-jacket, a little shelf wear, almost fine. Cambridge Classical Studies. Ref: 52109
Ševcenko, Nancy Patterson and Moss, Christopher (eds.:) Medieval Cyprus. Studies in Art, Architecture, and History in Memory of Doula Mouriki. Department of Art and Archaeology Program in Hellenic Studies, Princeton University in association 1999. Folio (280 x 215mm), pp. xxviii, 306. Numerous illustrations in the text. Black cloth, red label and gilt title to spine. Dust-jacket a little shelf worn, almost fine. Ref: 52099