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Delepierre, [Joseph] Octave: Historical Difficulties and Contested Events. London: John Murray 1868. First edition, 8vo., pp. [vi], 179 [i]. Some light spotting. Red cloth, gilt to spine, blind-stamped frame to boards with title to upper, rebacked with original spine laid down, somewhat faded and scuffed, two small blemishes to upper board, corners bumped and a bit worn. Clear residue of bookplate to upper pastedown, stamp of New College Library to title, binder's ticket to lower pastedown. Delepierre was the Belgian secretary for legation and consul-general in London for many years, as well as publishing prolifically, mostly in French (ODNB). In this collection of essays in English Delepierre attempts to dispel various myths and settle historical questions, including whether or not Joan of Arc was burned at the stake (on which topic he had previously published a pamphlet, "Doute Historique").   Ref: 22260 
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Delumeau, Jean: (Nicholson, Eric, trans.:) Sin and Fear: the Emergence of a Western Guilt Culture, 13th-18th Centuries. New York: St, Martin's Press, 1990. 8vo., pp.x, 677, [i]. Green cloth, gilt title to spine. Top edge a little dusty but almost fine.   Ref: 51605 
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Diderot, Denis: Mémoirs sur Différens Sujets de Mathématiques. Paris: chez Durand [...] Pissot [...], 1748. First edition. 8vo., pp. vi, [vi], 243, [i] + 7 folding plates. Title-page vignette, initials and headpieces, further illustrations in the text. A few page corners slightly creased, occasional light spots and marginal dampstains, small marginal scorchmark to leaf N8, Plate 5 with closed tear neatly repaired to verso. Contemporary mottled sheep, gilt spine with reddish title label, endcaps and corners neatly repaired, edges coloured red, marbled endpapers unobtrusively repaired at hinge. Spine and joints a bit worn, a few small stains and scrapes to boards, some minor dents to edges. A very good copy overall. Small monogram (initials possibly M and C) inked in an old hand to ffep verso. First edition copy of the scientific work of which Diderot (1713-1784) was most proud. Mémoirs sur Différens Sujets de Mathématiques contains his original ideas on acoustics, tension, and air resistance. He also describes "a project for a new organ" playable by all. The remarkable Lettre sur les aveugles à l'usage de ceux qui voient was published anonymously in Paris in June of the following year, and despite suppression by the authorities marked Diderot's introduction to the world one of its great original thinkers.   Ref: 51835 
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Dmitrieva, Olga; Abramova, Natalya (eds): Britannia and Muscovy. English Silver at the Court of the Tsars. Yale University Press, 2006 Folio. Black cloth, silver title to spine. Dust-jacket with very light shelf wear, near fine.   Ref: 52345 
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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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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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Dunbabin, J.P.D.: International Relations Since 1945, A History in Two Volumes. Vol. I: The Cold War, The Great Powers and Their Allies; Vol. II: The Post-Imperial Age, The Great Powers and the Wider World. London: Longman, 1994. First edition. 2 Vols., 8vo., pp. xx, 513; xxii, 549. Black cloth, light markings to boards. A little dust to top-edges, dust-jacket with minor creasing to edges and price stickers to rear, very good. Two simultaneously-published volumes offering a global history of international relations since 1945. In Longman's Postwar World series.   Ref: 45996 
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DuPlessis, Robert S: Lille and the Dutch Revolt. Urban Stability in an Era of Revolution, 1500-1582. Cambridge University Press, 1991. First edition. 8vo., pp. xvi, 372. Blue cloth, silver lettered, small bump to fore-edge by top corner and bottom corner of lower board, a few speckled of foxing to top edge only, light dusting to edges, very good. Dust-jacket, faint browning to spine, 0.5cm closed tear to top edge by spine, a very small patch of surface loss to front cover by fore-edge, a couple of small marks to front cover, shelf wear, still very good. Ownership inscription of P. A. Slack to ffep. Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History.   Ref: 38130 
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[Electric lighting] Electric Illumination Bulletin, Handbook No. 5: Notes on Electric Illumination. Manchester: Electric Lighting Service Demonstration Bureau, n.d. [c.1930]. Pamphlet, pp. 60. Orange card covers, black lettered. A little shelf worn but very good overall. Pencilled inscription of R. Moss to front cover. 'These notes represent, in outline, the chief factors dealt with during Illumination Design Courses held by the Lighting Service Bureaux.'   Ref: 52174 
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E[arbery], M[atthias]: Elements of Policy Civil and Ecclesiastical, in a Mathematical Method. London: printed for John Morphew, 1716. 8vo., pp.[iv], 88. Woodcut initials and decorations in the text. Author's name added in both pen and pencil to slightly dusty title-page,internally very good. Disbound, 20th-century (1950's?) paper wrapper glued at spine, handwritten paper label to front cover, edges lightly sprinkled red. One of numerous works by Matthias Earbery the Younger (16901740).'Earbery's views on the rights of hereditary monarchy and episcopacy were those of Charles Leslie, whom he admired, but Earbery had none of Leslie's wit or power of reasoning: his numerous works are largely made up of quantities of historical narrative, related with a strong ideological bias, often laced with personal abuse [...] He was arrested in London in 1723 for seditious libel, and again in 1732 for attacks on Sir Robert Walpole (later first earl of Orford) and King George II in the Royal Oak Journal. His targets ranged from the 'filth of Bangorianism' to John Wyclif, Gilbert Burnet, and Sir John Oldcastle.' (ODNB) ESTC T32602   Ref: 51460 
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