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(Catullus) Sisson, C.H. trans.: Catullus. London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1966. 8vo., pp. 93, [i]. Faux-vellum boards, gilt titles to spine and upper. Spine and board edges lightly toned, still very good. First edition of this translation.   Ref: 51562 
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Catullus, Gaius Valerius; Tibullus, Albius & Propertius, Sextus: (Opera). Londini [London]: G. Pickering, 57 Chancery Lane (colophon: Excudebat C. Corrall, Charing Cross), 1824. 48mo. (90 x 53mm), 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 'Diamond Classics' series. Dedicated to George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834), the renowned bibliophile.   Ref: 49759 
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Catullus, Gaius Valerius; Tibullus, Albius; Propertius, Sextus: Opera. Birminghamiae [Birmingham]: Johannis Baskerville, 1772. 4to. pp. [ii], 200, 221-372 (i.e. 352, due to usual pagination error). Sporadic light foxing, narrow patch of toning to gutter margin of pp.136-7 seemingly transferred from a ribbon bookmark. a few small pencilled bookseller's notes to front endpapers. 19th-century dark brown straight-grain morocco, spine heavily gilt, boards with gilt and blind tooled frame and borders, all edges gilt, green endpapers. Some surface wear to joints, lightly shelf worn, lower corner of rear board a bit bumped. A very good copy, handsomely bound. Bookplate with crest (small piece of lower corner torn away), of Henry Disbrowe of All Souls. According to Alumni Oxonienses this is likely Henry John Disbrowe of Launceston, a fellow of All Soul's College, Oxford from 1816. He became rector of Welbourne in Lincoln in 1820 and remained there until his death in 1867. To rfep recto, pencilled inscription of Thomas Thorp dated Dec. 2nd 1938. Leaves A2 and H3, often cancelled, are both found here in their original state; misnumeration and other errors as usual. Also available in 12mo., this 4to. version was priced on publication at a guinea, though copies were advertised for sale at 18s. on 9th July 1773; 780 copies remained in stock in 1775. Dibdin describes this edition, based on Coustelier's 1743 production, as 'very beautiful', though 'not esteemed for accuracy' (Dibdin I (4th edn.) 377). ESTC T6260; Gaskell 44; Graesse 287; Moss 1263   Ref: 52193 
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Catullus, Gaius Valerius; Tibullus, Albius; Propertius, Sextus: (Gahagan, Usher, ed.:) Opera. Londini [London]: Typis J. Brindley, sumptibus J. Murray, 1774. 2 vols. in 1, 12mo., pp. [iv], 132, 120. The 'second volume' without title-page, as issued. Contemporary russia, boards bordered in blind, spine divided by raised bands, second compartment gilt-lettered direct others with blind tools. A little minor spotting. Binding a bit rubbed, some light marks to boards. The bookseller and bookbinder to the Prince of Wales John Brindley (fl. 1713-1758) had produced a series of Latin classics in 12mo in the 1740s and 1750s, edited by Usher Gahagan. This slightly mysterious little volume retains Brindley's name in the imprint, despite being published some 15 years after his death; the BBTI has a separate entry for a J. Brindley of London active only in 1774, probably as a result of this. Added to the imprint here is the name of John Murray, making this an early publication by thefounder of that publishing dynasty (who had set up trade in 1768), in the same year that the ending of perpetual copyright gave Murray's business a significant boost. Furthermore, there is a new preface, dated 1773 and signed by the scholar Edward Harwood, who appears nonetheless not to have had much of a hand in the text, since the body of the volume is a line-for-line reprint of the 1749 Brindley edition (with different type ornaments). The book is scarce, with ESTC locating copies in the BL, Glasgow, NLS (actually a microfilm), the Rylands (not found in their OPAC), the National Trust and Private Collections, plus just Harvard and the Newberry in the USA. ESTC T101092.   Ref: 53230 
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Caviness, Madeline Harrison: Sumptuous Arts at the Royal Abbeys in Reims and Braine. Ornatus Elegantiae, Varietate Stupendes. Princeton University Press, 1990. First edition. 4to. (312 x 239mm), pp. xxvi, 401. Hardback: black cloth, light dusting to edges. Dust-jacket, light shelf wear. A very good copy.   Ref: 53219 
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Caviness, Madeline Harrison: The Windows of Christ Church Cathedral Canterbury. London: Oxford University Press for The British Academy, 1981. No. 865 in a Limited Edition of 1025. 4to. (318 x 252mm), pp. xl, 352 + plates. Hardback: black cloth, edges dusted, shelf wear. No dust-jacket. Still a very good copy. Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi, Great Britain - Volume II.   Ref: 53218 
£75
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Chambers, D.S: Faculty Office Registers 1534 -1549. A Calendar of the First Two Registers of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Faculty Office edited with an Introduction and Index. Oxford University Press, 1966. 8vo., pp. lxv, 394. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine, one corner bumped, otherwise fine. Top edge dust-speckled. Dust-jacket generally a litlle grubby with torn and worn edges so less than very good.   Ref: 40578 
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Chatwin, Bruce: The Viceroy of Ouidah. London: Jonathan Cape, 1980. First edition. 8vo., pp.[iv], 155, [I]. Internally clean. Slight gap between half-title and title, due to backing. Brown cloth, gilt title to spine. Top edge a little dusty, near fine. First edition, first impression, copy of Chatwin's second published work.   Ref: 50437 
£30
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Chaucer, Geoffrey; (Skeat, Walter W., ed.:) The Canterbury Tales. Volume I, Text; Volume II, Notes. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1924 2nd edition. 2 vols., 8vo., pp. xxxii, 667. [i]; xxvi, [ii], 515, [i]. Very faintly toned. Black cloth, gilt titles to spine. Endcaps slightly creased, light shelf wear, top edges dusty. Ownership inscription of D. Bruce dated 1966 to front paste-down of Notes volume. A few pencilled bookseller's notes to endpapers of each volume. A 1924 impression of the 1900 second edition (first edition published 1894). Vols. IV & V of the Complete Works.   Ref: 52161 
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Chillingworth, William: The Religion of Protestants 1638. A Safe Way to Salvation. Menston: Scolar Press, 1972. Facsimile (Original Size). Folio. Small smudgy mark to title-page, otherwise very clean within. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine, small gilt centrepiece to upper board. Fading to spine and to boards towards edges, no dust-jacket, very good overall.   Ref: 37560 
£24
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