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Dobson, William: Rambles by the Ribble. First Series. Preston & London: W. and J. Dobson, Chronicle Office & Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., 1864. Second edition. 8vo., pp.143, [iii]. Lacking all but the final leaf of 32-page publisher's catalogue at rear, a few spots and smudges but generally clean within. Grey paper covers. Spine covering and stab-stitching lost, gatherings therefore loose. Very worn, inkstaining to front cover.   Ref: 52165 
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Dorson, Richard M. (ed.): Peasant Customs and Savage Myths. Selections from the British Folklorists. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd., 1968. 2 vols. 8vo. Cloth, very good. Dustwrapper, price-clipped, rubbing to extremities, very good.   Ref: 32090 
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Downie, Janet: At the Limits of Art. A Literary Study of Aelius Aristides' Hieroi Logoi. Oxford University Press, 2013. 8vo., pp. x, 223, [i]. Black paper-covered boards, silver title to spine, top edge very slightly dusty, near fine. Dust-jacket with a little light shelf wear, but near fine.   Ref: 52137 
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Doyle, Roddy: Rory & Ita. London: Jonathan Cape, 2002. First edition, author signed. 8vo., pp. [x], 338. Bright and clean within. Top coner of upper board slightly bumped but overall very good indeed. One of Doyle's few works of non-fiction, Rory and Ita is based on interviews with his parents.   Ref: 51482 
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Doyle, Roddy: The Woman Who Walked Into Doors. London: Jonathan Cape, 1996. First edition, author signed. 8vo., pp. [viii], 226. Internally clean. red cloth, gilt title to spine, near fine. Autographed to title-page. Doyle's fifth novel. A sequel, Paula Spencer, followed 10 years later.   Ref: 51481 
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Drage, Geoffrey: Cyril. A Romantic Novel. London: W.H. Allen & Co. 1889. First edition. 8vo., pp. vii [i] 796. Last gathering reinforced with and stained by yellowed sellotape, just some light toning otherwise. 20th-century half vellum with dark blue pebbled cloth boards, red morocco gilt label to spine, a.e.r., marbled endpapers. Gift inscription from Charles Drage to Thea dated 1976 in red ink to verso of f.f.e.p., a note dated 1929 sellotaped to an initial blank, armorial bookplate of Charles Hardinge Drage to upper pastedown. The first edition of this now-mostly-forgotten romantico-political novel set in Oxford and Russia. This copy belonged to Charles Hardinge Drage (1897-1983), who was the son of Geoffrey Drage. The taped-in note concerns Greek and Latin quotations.   Ref: 25735  show full image..
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Drazin, David: Croquet: a Bibliography. Specialist Books and Pamphlets Complete to 1997. Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, & Winchester: St Paul's Bibliographies, 1999. First edition. 8vo., pp. xx, 508. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Top edge dusty, otherwise near fine.   Ref: 51636 
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Drever, Matthew: Image, Identity, and the Forming of the Augustinian Soul. Oxford University Press, 2013. 8vo., pp.viii, [ii], 275, [i]. White paper-covered boards, silver title to spine, almost fine. An Academy Series book, published jointly by the American Academy of Religion and Oxford University Press.   Ref: 51602 
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Drexel, Jeremias: Recta intentio omnium humanarum actionum amussis. [bound with:] Gymnasium Patientiae. Col. Agrippinae [Cologne]: Apud Corn. ab Egmund, 1634. 16mo., pp. [xiv] 416 [ii]; [xiv] 387 [iii] + engraved title pages in each book. Two further full-page engravings in the text of each book. The edge of first three leaves a bit creased. Contemporary vellum boards, long sides overlapping, spine lettered in ink, ties removed, somewhat soiled, pastedowns torn. Ownership inscription of Jacobus van Aker D'heysbroeck to f.f.e.p. recto and A. Domis (1802) to verso. Two works by the Jesuit writer Jeremias Drexel (or Drexelius, 1581-1638). The first has been called a prelude to his most famous work, the 'Heliotropum', while the second, the 'Gymnasium of Patience', comprises arguments for Christian acceptance of suffering. The imprint is usually considered to be false, with the books printed by Blaeu in Amsterdam. VD17 32:709942B; VD17 1:075296S.   Ref: 29953 
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Du Bec-Crespin, Jean: The Historie of the Great Emperour Tamerlan. Amsterdam: Da Capo Press, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd, 1968. Facsimile. 8vo. pp. 265. Red cloth, gilt. Very light shelf wear, tiny mark near tail edge of rear board, otherwise very good indeed. Facsimile reproduced from the Bodleian Library's copy, originally printed for William Ponsonby in London, 1597. Number 38 in the Da Capo Press's series The English Experience: Its Record in Early Printed Books, Published in Facsimile.   Ref: 51992 
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