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De Pizan, Christine: (Anslay, Brian, trans; Johnston, Hope, ed.:) The Boke of the Cyte of Ladyes. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2014. 8vo., pp. 624. Hardback: laminated boards. New: unopened in publisher's shrink-wrap. Volume 457 in the ACMRS Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies series.   Ref: 53701 
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De Voiture, Vincent: Les lettres de Mr de Voiture. Cologne: Jacques le Jeune, 1685. 12mo. pp. [12], 565, [11], including engraved title from 1687 Brussels edition. Woodcut initials and ornaments. Slight browning or marginal foxing, engraved title and verso of last leaf little dust-soiled. Contemporary vellum over boards. Little rubbed, few ancient stains, traces of red wax to pastedown. Scarce pirated edition -- with the false imprint 'Cologne, Jacques le Jeune, 1685', but produced in The Hague probably a few years later (see Weller, 'Die falschen und fingierten Druckarte'). It is an exact reprint of L. Marchant's Brussels edition of 1687, of which it includes the engraved title. Vincent Voiture (1597-1648) was in the service of Cardinal Richelieu and Louis XIII, and one of the earliest members of the Académie française. Whilst he never published anything in his lifetime, a collection of his letters and verse published posthumously made him fashionable among the intellectual elites. Among his correspondents were Cardinal Mazarin and the Duchess of Savoy.   Ref: 53273  show full image..
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Dearn, T. D. W.: An Historical, Topographical and Descriptive Account of the Weald of Kent. Cranbrook: S. Reader, 1814. First edition. 4to. pp. [4], (vii), [1], (lvi), 277, [1], (vi). With 9 steel-engraved plates. Edges untrimmed and somewhat dust-soiled, offsetting from plates, slight foxing to first few leaves, occasionally elsewhere. Modern half calf over marbled boards, raised bands, spine gilt, gilt-lettered morocco label. Couple of small stains to rear cover. Bookplate of Ernest Bryan Gipps to front pastedown. Superbly-illustrated work on the history and topography of Kent. Each chapter is devoted to a locality, including Ashurst, Cranbrook, Leigh, High Halden, Tunbridge and the Ilse of Oxney. The section of Penshurst, immortalised by Ben Jonson, includes an account focusing on the 16th century, with mentions of Sir Philip Sidney. In addition to an engraved map of the Weald of Kent, 8 further steel-engraved plates - designed by the author and cut by M. Dubourg - illustrate city and country views of Cranbrook, Hemsted Benenden (its mansion and church), Bonnington Church and the remains of Trinity Chapel, Angley House, Elfords (Hawkhurst), Moor House and Fowlers (Hawkhurst).   Ref: 53179  show full image..
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Deaver, Jeffery: Carte Blanche. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 2011. First Edition. 8vo., pp. [xii], 436. Red cloth, red metallic title to spine and 007 logo to upper board., fine. Waterstone's 'Signed by the Author' sticker and very minor smudges to white dustwrapper, near fine. Author's signature to title-page.   Ref: 43290 
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[Diamond Classics] Catullus; Tibullus; Propertius: (Opera). Londini [London]: G. Pickering, 57 Chancery Lane (colophon: Excudebat C. Corrall, Charing Cross), 1824. 48mo. (90 x 53 mm), pp. [iv], 61, [i], 46, 93, [i] + engraved frontispiece by Stothard, engraved title-page and a single-leaf catalogue for the 'Diamond' series at rear. A little light foxing to frontispiece and engraved title-page, old pencilled stock code to r.f.e.p.. Publisher's dark blue buckram, slightly toned paper label to spine. A bit rubbed, spine faded, top corner of upper board lightly bumped, very good overall. From Pickering's famous 'Diamond Classics' series. Dedicated to George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834), renowned bibliophile, and exquisitely printed in diamond type by C. Corrall. Keynes, p.56.   Ref: 49759  show full image..
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[Diamond Classics] Catullus; Tibullus; Propertius: (Opera). Londini [London]: Impensis G. Pickering, 1824. 48mo. (81 x 48 mm), pp. [4], 93, [1], [2] (last 2pp. with Pickering book catalogue), without engraved frontispiece and engraved title-page called for by Keynes. Light age yellowing, the odd spot. Publisher's dark cloth, paper label (a bit browned). Head and foot of spine bumped. From Pickering's famous 'Diamond Classics' series. Dedicated to George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834), renowned bibliophile, and exquisitely printed in diamond type by C. Corrall. A generally clean copy with generous margin, in dark cloth, at 6s, as recorded by Keynes. Keynes, p.56.   Ref: 53686  show full image..
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[Diamond Classics] Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Libri de Officiis, de Senectute et de Amicitia. Londinii [London]: typis C. Corrall, impensis Gul. Pickering, 1821. 48mo. (80 x 45 mm), pp. [8], 155, [4]. Frontispiece with engraved author's portrait and engraved title. Engraved portrait and title a bit dust-soiled, second title and edges dusty, light age browning, the odd spot. Contemporary full calf, boards gilt ruled, spine gilt, marbled endpapers. Joints cracked but firm, corners a little bumped. Contemporary autograph J. Vanderzee(?) to ffep; another later, illegible, to fly. From Pickering's famous 'Diamond Classics' series. Dedicated to George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834), renowned bibliophile, and exquisitely printed in diamond type by C. Corrall. Keynes, p.58.   Ref: 53677  show full image..
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[Diamond Classics] Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Libri de Officiis, de Senectute et de Amicitia. Londini [London]: typis C. Corrall; impensis Gul. Pickering, 31, Lincoln's Inn Fields, 1821. 48mo. (82 x 44 mm), pp. 155, [i]. Engraved frontispiece on card, engraved title-page on card with printer's device (both slightly spotted, as are endpapers), 2nd engraved title-page with armorial, dedication leaf. Contemporary crushed crimson morocco, spine with raised bands, gilt-lettered, a.e.g. Joints and extremities minimally scuffed. From Pickering's famous 'Diamond Classics' series. Dedicated to George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834), renowned bibliophile, and exquisitely printed in diamond type by C. Corrall. Keynes, p.58.   Ref: 53868  show full image..
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[Diamond Classics] Homer: Ilias, Odysseia [in Greek]. Londini [London]: Gulielmus Pickering, 1831 First edition thus. 2 vols., 48mo. (81 x 48 mm), pp. [2] 351 [1]; [2] 272, with engraved frontispiece, lacking half-title in vol.1. Anchor and dolphin vignette to titles. Greek letter. Slight yellowing, frontispiece and title of vol.1 weakening. I: contemporary crushed black morocco, raised bands, a.e.g., extremities and joints a little rubbed, II: contemporary crushed brown morocco, raised bands, inner edges gilt, a.e.g., spine and joints a little rubbed. I: inscription 'J.G. Bert Rev. P. Bowden-Smith Rugby Oct 1832' to ffep. A made-up set of Homer's 'Iliad' and 'Odyssey', the last published of Pickering's 'Diamond Classics' series, and possibly still the smallest ever printed Homer, exquisitely printed in Greek diamond type by C. Whittingham. Keynes records a price of 12s for large paper copies, else 9s. Keynes, p.72.   Ref: 53664  show full image..
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[Diamond Classics] Homer: Ilias, Odysseia [in Greek]. Londini [London]: Gulielmus Pickering, 1831. First edition thus. 2 vols. 48mo. (87 x 51 mm), pp. [2] 351 [1]; [2] 272, with engraved frontispiece, bound without half-title in vol.1. Anchor and dolphin vignette to titles. Greek letter. Imternally clean, rear gatherings in both volumes unopened. Original publisher's red cloth, original paper labels with title and '2 vol. 12s', spines and covers a little faded, corners bumped. Edges a little dusty, First edition of Homer's 'Iliad' and 'Odyssey', the last published of Pickering's 'Diamond Classics' series, and possibly still the smallest ever printed Homer, exquisitely printed in Greek diamond type by C. Whittingham. Keynes records a price of 12s for large paper copies, else 9s. Keynes, p.72.   Ref: 53867  show full image..
£300
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