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Attreed, Lorraine: The King's Towns: Identity and Survival in Late Medieval English Boroughs. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2001. First edition. 8vo., pp. 376.. Hardback: laminated decorative boards. New, still in publisher's shrink-wrap.   Ref: 53850 
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Ausonius, Decimus Magnus: (Fleury, Julien, ed,; Souchay, Jean Baptiste, ed.:) Opera [?]. Parisiis: typis Jacobi Guerin, ad Ripam Augustinianorum, 1730. Delphin edition. 2 vols. bound as 1. 4to., pp.[iii], iv-lxvii, [i], 432; [iii], 434-684, [ii], 16, [clii] + 2 plates (engraved title-page by Mathey and 1 further numismatic plate opposite p.667). "Obscoena e textu Ausoniano resecta" and indices at rear. Very clean internally. Later (c.1800) tan sheep neatly rebacked, marbled edges and endpapers. Corners a little worn but a very good copy indeed. Blind embossed coat of arms to each board, of John Bligh, 4th Earl of Darnley (1767-1831) with the motto 'Finem Respice'. Bligh was a British peer and noted amateur cricketer. According to Brunet, a highly regarded edition. Schweiger I, 22; Moss I, 216 and Brunet I, 574   Ref: 52049  show full image..
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Ausonius, Decimus Magnus; Martialis, Marcus Valerius; Catullus, Tibullus & Propertius: Opera, Ex Recognitione Josephi Scaligeri Jul. Caes. F.; Epigrammaton libri XII. Xeniorum liber I. Apopharetorum liber I.; [Works]. [Leiden:] ex officina Plantiniana Raphelengii, 1605; 1606; 1601. 3 works in 1 volume. 24mo., pp. 238, [i]; 272; 213, [iii], includes final blanks to first and last works. Woodcut printer's device to each title-page. Very slightly toned, lower fore-edge corners of leaf N2 of Ausonius and leaf G2 of Catullus torn away though not affecting text apart from the latter's catchword. Contemporary semi-limp vellum, recent red leather and gilt title label to spine, edges coloured red. Both paste-downs lifted, exposing some scraps of vellum MS used as sewing supports. A little cocked, spine slightly creased, a few smudgy marks but very good. A few pencilled bookseller's notes to front endpapers. Small inscription of an illegible name in an old hand to front paste-down recto. 20th-century bookplate ('Georgii Fletcher et Amicorum') to front paste-down verso. Three pocket-sized editions of classical works from the Plantin press, all scarce in the UK with COPAC finding no copies of the Ausonius, one BL copy of the 1606 Martial and only 1587, 1603 and 1613 editions of the Catullus rather than the 1601 found here (WorldCat finds one copy of the 1601 Catullus in Leiden University Library). Schweiger (II, 80) mentions the 1603 edition of Catullus, but no others. Francois Raphelengien joined the Plantin press as a corrector in 1564 and remained there for 25 years until the death of Christopher Plantin, from whom inherited the Leiden branch of the press. Francois died in 1597, followed by his son and heir Christopher only three years later. These works date from the time of his second son Francois II, who was not appointed as printer to the University as his predecessors had been, and who sold the business in 1619.   Ref: 52191  show full image..
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Baedeker, Karl: Great Britain. Handbook for travellers. Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, 1910. 8vo, pp. [lxviii], 624, with folding maps and plates. Slight toning, first folding map torn. Publisher's cloth, title gilt to upper board and spine, upper hinge starting, front endpapers a bit browned, extremities minimally worn.   Ref: 53501 
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Baker, T. F. T. (ed.): The Victoria History of the County of Middlesex. Volume V. Oxford University Press for the Institute of Historical Research, 1976. First edition. 4to. Fully illustrated. Hardback: red cloth, gilt, fine. Dust-jacket, price-clipped, slightly creased to edges otherwise very good.   Ref: 53996 
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Baker, T. F. T. (ed.): The Victoria History of the County of Middlesex. Volume VI. Oxford University Press for the Institute of Historical Research, 1980. First edition. 4to. Fully illustrated. Hardback: red cloth, gilt, fine. Dust-jacket, lightly shelf-rubbed,, slightly creased to edges otherwise very good.   Ref: 53997 
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Barnes, John & O'Cuilleanain (eds.): Dante and the Middle Ages: Literary and Historical Essays. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1995. First edition. 8vo., pp. 319. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine, fine. Dust-jacket, sun-faded to spine, not affecting lettering, light creasing to edges, otherwise very good. Author inscribed. In the series: Publications of the Foundation for Italian Studies, University College Dublin.   Ref: 53594 
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Bartoli, Pietro Santi (illus.): Picturae Antiquissimi Virgiliani Codicis Bibliothecae Vaticanae [?] accedunt ex insignioribus pinacothecis picturae aliae veteres gemmae et anaglypha, quibus celebriora Virgilii loca illustrantur: compendiaria explanatione apposita ad singulas tabulas. Romae [Rome]: Apud Venantium Monaldini Bibliopolam in Via Cursus, 1782. 4to., pp. 31, [I] + 127 engraved plates including frontispiece, title-page and dedication. Some library stamps, pencil notes to front endpapers and title-page verso, light foxing, some plates slightly toned. Recent library binding, half deep red morocco with red cloth boards, gilt title and shelf mark to spine, cloth hinges. A little rubbed at edges but very sound, very good. Bookplate of Warrington Municipal Library to front pastedown, library ink stamps to frontispiece verso, p.1, p.7 and plate V verso. Pietro Santi Bartoli (1635-1700) was an Italian engraver, draughtsman and painter best known for his depictions of antique subjects. During his lifetime he was famous for producing volumes of such prints, many of which ran into several editions. This volume includes six miniatures from the Codex Romanus (Cod. Vat. 3867).   Ref: 54171  show full image..
£750
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Battiscombe, C. F. (ed.): The Relics of Saint Cuthbert: Studies by Various Authors Collected and Edited with an Historical Introduction by C. F. Battiscombe. Printed for the Dean and Chapter of Durham Cathedral at the University Press, Oxford, 1956. First edition. Large 4to. (316 x 248 mm), pp. xv, 561 + plates (inc. frontis.). Many illustrations to text. Hardback: dark blue cloth, boards gilt-embossed, gilt-lettering to spine, corners bumped otherwise very good. Dust-jacket, price-clipped, some fraying to edges and a longer closed tear from base of spine, grubby in places but still substantially good. Overall a handsome copy. Edition limited to 750 copies.   Ref: 53986  show full image..
£275
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Baugh, G. C. (ed.): The Victoria History of (the County of) Shropshire. Volume X: Wenlock, Upper Corve Dale, and the Stretton Hills. Oxford University Press for the Institute of Historical Research, 1998. First edition. 4to. Fully illustrated. Hardback: red cloth, gilt. Dust-jacket. A hint of dust to edges, slight creasing to jacket top edge, otherwise fine. Bookplate of Robert Smith, with "October 2000" inscribed above, to ffep.   Ref: 54073 
£40
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