Creuzer, Georg Friedrich: (Mone, Franz Joseph, contin.:) Symbolik und Mythologie der alten Volker. Besonders der Griechen. (with) Geschichte des Heidenthums im Nordlichen Europa. Hildesheim; Vaduz: Georg Olms; A. R. Gantner, 1990. Facsimile reprints of 1836-1843 (vols. I-IV) and 1822-23 (vols. V-VI) editions. 8vo., pp. xvi, 575 + plates and maps; 697 (incl. plates); 850 + plates and maps; 900; xxiv, 479 + plates and maps; xvi, 606 + plates. Red cloth, black label to spine, gilt lettering to spine and upper board, minor dustiness and trivial signs of wear including a couple of small marks to spine of vol. IV, still very good indeed. No dust-jackets as issued. With Franz Joseph Mone's "Geschichte des Heidenthums" included as a two-volume continuation of Creuzer's work. Ref: 46654
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
Crucius, Jacobus: Epistolarum Libri IV. Cum Duplici Indice. Delphis [Delft]: ex officina Johannes Andreae Kloeting, 1633. First edition. 8vo., pp.[xvi], 606, [xxvi]. Woodcut initials. F.f.e.p. and following blank both with top fore-edge corner excised, title page a bit grubby, some light foxing to blanks front and rear. Contemporary vellum, title inked to spine, yapp edges. Vellum darkened, quite heavily marked especially to spine but entirely sound. Inscription to f.f.e.p. reading, 'Antonius [surname obscured], Coll. Reg. Oxon. ex dono Guliolmi Preston, 1743'. Crucius also published under the name Mercurius Batavus. This collection of letters was intended as instructional literature, imitating Ciceronian style and delivering moral and religious ideals alongside regular communication. To that end, many of the letters given earlier dates were actually written later to be included in the book, rather than sent. Ref: 49124
Curtius Rufus, Quintus: (Lemaire, N.E., ed.:) De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni Libri Superstites. Codices Parisinos Recensitus cum varietate lectionum supplementis Jo. Freinshemii et selectis schmiederi variorumque commentaris quibus notas excursus mappasque et et indices addidit [vols. I & II]; cum itinerario Alexandri et Julio Valerio Aesopi Gr Parisiis [Paris]: Colligebat Nicolaus Eligius Lemaire, 1822; 1823; 1824. 3 vols. 8vo., pp. [vi], lii, 348, [ii]; [vi], 492; [vi], iv, 724 + 11 plates of maps, plans and facsimiles, most folding. Sporadic foxing particularly on and near plates, some toning towards front and rear, first plate in vol. III a little torn at gutter. Recent quarter black library cloth, gilt titles to spines, marbled paper boards, edges sprinkled red. Spines fractionally sunned, a little dusty but very good indeed. Several library inkstamps of Bibliotheek Aloysuis-college, 'S-Gravenhage to preliminary blanks and title pages of each volume. Part of the series Bibliotheca classica Latina. Ref: 48605
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: 52286
D'Aubigné, J. H. Merle: History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century. Religious Tract Society, London, n.d. (c.1855). Revised edition. 4 vols. in 1, 8vo., pp. xvi, 675, scattered light foxing to the preliminaries, bound in original purple cloth gilt by Westleys and Co., yellow endpapers, gilt device to front board, small worm hole to spine between first and second compartment, rubbed, corners bumped. Ref: 25378show full image..
D'Avray, D.L.: Death and the Prince. Memorial Preaching Before 1350. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994. First edition. 8vo., pp. xii, 315. Black cloth, gilt title to spine, light spotting to top edge, very good. Dust-jacket, some shelf wear, very good. Author inscription to Jonathan Riley-Smith to ffep, Riley-Smith bookplate to front paste-down. Ref: 51932
D'Ewes, Sir Simonds: A Compleat Journal of the Votes, Speeches and Debates Both of the House of Lords and House of Commons Throughout the Whole Reign of Queen Elizabeth of Glorious Memory. Scholarly Resources Inc, n.d. [c.1970]. Facsimile copy of the 1693 edition. Folio, cream cloth with red lettering to spine, cloth lightly dust soiled, a few pencil notes, very good. Small booklabel of Wallace T. MacCaffrey to front pastedown. Ref: 28433show full image..
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
Dalrymple, John: Memoirs of Great Britain and Ireland. From the Dissolution of the Last Parliament of Charles II, till the Capture of the French and Spanish Fleets at Vigo. Farnborough: Gregg International Publishers, 1970 Facsimile of 1790 edition. 3 vols., small 8vo., pp. [ii], xxxi, 392, 206; [iv], viii, 111, 318, 205; [ii], xii, vii, 267, 380. + engraved frontispiece. Green cloth, gilt. Head- and tail caps a little creased, joints slightly rubbed, some small bookseller's notes pencilled to ffep vol. I. Very good. A facsimile copy of the 'New Edition' first printed in 1790 for A. Strachan and T. Caddell in London, and J. Bell, W. Creech, and E. Balfour, Edinburgh. Ref: 51978