Davis, J.C.: Utopia and the Ideal Society. A Study of English Utopian Writing 1516-1700. Cambridge University Press, 1981. First edition. 8vo., pp. x, 427. Hardback: orange cloth. Dust-jacket, spine sunned, shelf wear. Otherwise a very good copy. Ref: 53210
Davis, Natalie Zemon: Women on the Margins. Three Seventeenth-Century Lives. Harvard University Press, 1995. Second printing. 8vo., pp. [x], 360 + illustrated plates. Black paper-covered boards backed in red paper, gilt title to spine. Bottom corners a little bumped, top edge slightly dusty but still very good indeed. Ref: 51685
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 Beka, Johannes & Heda, Wilhelmus De Episcopis Ultraiectinis, recogniti et notis historicis, recogniti et notis historicis illustrati ab Arn. Buchelio Batavo I.C. Utraiecti [Utrecht]: ex officina Ioannis a Doorn, 1642-43 First edition. Folio. 3 parts in 1. pp. , 191, ,  + engraved frontispiece and double-page engraved map of Utrecht; pp. , 331, , 12, ; pp. , 180, , with occasional text engravings of ancient coins, or woodcuts of seals, woodcut initials. Edges dusty, very slight toning, small paper flaw to lower blank margin of [*]9, small tear to lower blank margin of K5. Contemporary polished vellum, title inked to spine, dust-soiled. Modern ex-libris of I.J.G. A generally clean copy of the first edition of these famous Dutch medieval chronicles, illustrated by a handsome, double-page engraved map of the provinces. Known as the 'Heda and Beka', they were first published by Suffridus Petri in 1612. Arnoldus Buchelius (1565-1641) worked painstakingly on editing the texts anew, leaving an unfinished manuscript upon his death; his work was finalised by L. van Waveren. The first part provides Johannes de Beka's 14th-century account of the early history of the Netherlands to 1393, with appendixes by later scholars to the year 1456. The second part is Wilhelmus Heda's (d.1525) account of the history of the bishops of Utrecht, with a life of Heda himself. The third features Lambertus Hortensius's 16th-century chronicle of Utrecht, with a life of the author and the text of Pope Clement VII's confirmation of the submission of the province of Utrecht to the Emperor Charles V. Bib. Hist. Neerl. II, 106; NNBW X, cols 39-40. Ref: 53341show full image..
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. Three highlights of 16th-century Neo-Latin poetry, bound together as usual. All three title-pages bear a false imprint, 'Lugduni Batavorum'; according to Brunet this edition was actually published in Paris by Barbou, and it does indeed have the appearance of a Barbou book. The first work comprises the poems of the Calvinist theologian Théodore de Bèze (or Theodorus Beza, 1519-1605,) originally published in Paris in 1548. He is most known for his editions of the New Testament: a Latin translation and a Greek critical edition. The Juvenilia of Marc-Antoine Muret (or Marcus Antonius Muretus, 1526-1585) was first published in 1552. A Classical scholar, as well as writing poetry he lectured in schools in France and Italy and was involved with the rediscovery and interpretation of ancient texts. The final work is that of Janus Secundus Nicolai Hagiensis (1511-1536). The first publication of his works was posthumous, Secundus having died very young, and appeared in Utrecht in 1541. It was edited by his brother Marius. Secundus is primarily remembered for his love poems, often known as the 'kissing poet' for his variations on two kiss poems by Catullus. Brunet I, 239 Ref: 52284show full image..
De Brie, Jean: (Carroll, Carleton W. & Wilson, Lois Hawley, eds. & trans.:) The Medieval Shepherd: Jean de Brie's Le Bon Berger (1379). Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2012. 8vo., pp. 236. Hardback: laminated decorative boards. New, still in publisher's shrink-wrap. Volume 242 in the ACMRS Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies series. Ref: 53639
De Cros, Pierre:(Williman, Daniel, ed.:) The Letters of Pierre de Cros: Chamberlain to Pope Gregory XI (1371-1378). Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2009. 8vo., pp. xvii, 128. Hardback: laminated decorative boards. New, still in publisher's shrink-wrap. Volume 356 in the ACMRS Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies series. Ref: 53642
De Gretham, Robert: (Blumreich, Kathleen Marie, ed.:) The Middle English "Mirror": An Edition Based on Bodleian Library, MS Holkham misc. 40. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, 2002. 8vo., pp. xlv, 558. Hardback: green cloth, gilt-lettered. Dust-jacket. A little shelf-wear to corners and edges but clean and unread: very good. With an Introduction and Glossary by the editor. Ref: 53390
De Halacsy, E.: Conspectus Florae Graecae, Volumes I-III & Supplements I-II. Lehre: Verlag von J. Cramer, 1968. Reprint. 3 vols. and 2 supplements bound as 2 vols., 8vo., pp. [viii], 825, [i]; [vi], 612; [ii], xxv, [i], 519; [v], 132; 105, [i]. Only very slightly toned, clean within. Dark blue cloth, gilt titles to spines. A little scuffed, some corners bumped, edges a bit dusty with a scatter of light foxing to endpapers but very good. Reprint of the editions originally published 1901, 1902 & 1904 (vols. I-III) and 1908 & 1912 (supplements I-II). Tome LXVIII, parts 1 and 2 in J.Cramer and H.K. Swann's Historiae Naturalis Classica series. Ref: 51973show full image..
De La Sale, Antoine: ( Krueger, Roberta L. & Taylor, Jane H. M., trans.:) Jean de Saintré: A Late Medieval Education in Love and Chvalry. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014. First edition thus. 8vo., pp. xxv, 237. Illustrations to text. Hardback: cream cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Unread, a hint only of shelf-wear: almost as new. Ref: 53627