Burton, William: A Commentary on Antoninus his Itinerary, or Journies of the Romane Empire, so far as it Concerneth Britain [...] London: printed by Tho. Roycroft (for) Henry Twyford, and T. Twyford, 1658. Small folio (285 x 190mm), pp. [xx], 266, [vi] + 2 plates: portrait frontispiece (by Hollar) and double-page map. Lacking single-leaf 'Preface to the Reader' (but see below). Title-page in red and black, woodcut initials, illustrations in the text, errata to final leaf verso. Small burn-hole to pp.33-4 just touching a few letters, pp. 141-2 creased during binding, very occasional spotting and a few slight smudges, front and rear blanks darkened at edges. Contemporary calf, gilt-ruled panels with various mottled effects, all edges gilt, rebacked with dark brown morocco, original spine label retained. Spine rubbed, a few chips, inner hinges relined with tape, marbled front pastedown but no marbled flyleaf. Armorial bookplate of Robert N. Pemberton and bookplate of T.H. Ellison to front pastedown. Underneath the Pemberton plate a piece of paper crossed through in ink, possibly patching a removed third bookplate. Latin annotation in an old hand to preliminary blank. ESTC calls for 22 pages of preliminaries but a number of copies, including those in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle and others in libraries and sale records, have only 20 pages, being without the single-leaf 'Preface to the Reader'. This leaf, a singleton signed 'a', may have been more frequently omitted because the 'Catalogue of Authors' which would follow it is also signed 'a'. William Burton (1609-1657) is sometimes confused with another of the same name, the younger brother of Robert Burton and author of 'The Description of Leicestershire', but this Burton was more adept at philology. He died of palsy shortly before the completion of this work. ESTC R6432; Wing B6185 Ref: 49120
Cardwell, Edward (ed.); Cranmer, Thomas. The Reformation of the Ecclesiastical Laws as Attempted in the Reigns of King Henry VIII, King Edward VI and Queen Elizabeth. Oxford University Press, 1850. 8vo., pp. lviii, 344, 36. Final 36 pages comprise a Clarendon Press publisher's list. Some pages unopened at top edge. Very occasional pencil underlining. Brown cloth, worn paper labels to spine, endcaps worn and frayed, sunned, corners bumped. Hinges cracked, some foxing to r.f.e.p.. Engraved bookplate to front paste-down with added ownership inscription of P.A. Slack and some pencil notations. 'A new edition' with an introduction in English and the original text of 1571 in Latin. Ref: 41525show full image..
Carlyle, Thomas: The Letters and Speeches of Oliver Cromwell. London: Methuen and Co., 1904. 3 vols., 8vo., pp. lxii, 523; xii, 557; xiii, 604. Title pages in red and black. Very light intermittent foxing. Green cloth, gilt. Spines sunned, head- and tail caps creased with small tears to vol. II. Tail edges uncut and foxed, dusting to head edge. Very good. Gift inscription to Sybil A. Lucas from Mr Claude Montefiore, Feb. 8th 1911 to f.f.e.p. vol. I. Ownership inscription of P.A. Slack, March 1973 in pencil to f.f.e.p. of each volume. The inscription notes that this set was a gift to Ms Lucas from the scholar and founder of Liberal Judaism Claude Montefiore (1858–1938), though we do not believe the handwriting to be his. His sister Alice married into the Lucas family, so Sybil was perhaps a relative of hers. Ref: 41708
Carver, Martin; Hills, Catherine & Scheschkewitz, Jonathan (eds.): Wasperton: a Roman, British and Anglo-Saxon Community in Central England. Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2009. Large 4to. (290 x 22mm), pp. x, 372. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine, near fine. Anglo-Saxon Studies 11 Ref: 51554
Caviness, Madeline Harrison: The Windows of Christ Church Cathedral Canterbury. London: Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 1981. Folio, pp. xxxv, [v], 352, [iv] + 224 pages of plates. A little very light foxing to final few leaves. Dark grey cloth, gilt titles to spine and upper board. Head-cap slightly creased, a little very light shelf wear, no dust-jacket, very good. Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi: Great Britain Volume II: Christ Church Cathedral, Canterbury. Published under the auspices of the Comit´´´e International D'Histoire de L'Art and the Union Academique Internationale. Copy no. 939 of 1025. Ref: 52096
Chadwick, John Nurse: Memorials of the Vicarage House & Garden, in South Lynn, Otherwise All Saints, Within the Borough of King's Lynn, Together with a List of the Vicars from the Earliest Times, and a Quantity of Other Useful Information. Illustrated by Four Engravings [...]. King's Lynn: printed by William Taylor, 1851. 8vo., pp. 64, [ii] + 4 plates. Sewing beginning to fail with some leaves loosening, occasional spots and smudges. Recent black cloth, gilt title to spine. Ref: 52173
Chadwick, Nora: The British Heroic Age: The Welsh and the Men of the North. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1976. First edition. 8vo., pp. x, 126. A few neat annotations. Yellow paperback, spine toned and endcaps a little worn, some patchy fading to rear cover but still good and sound. Short note to Dr J.G.F. Hind loosely inserted. Ref: 51981
Chalmers, George: Churchyard's Chips concerning Scotland: Being a Collection of his Pieces relative to that Country; with Historical Notices and a Life of the Author [...]. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Brown [...] 1817. 8vo., pp. [iv] 211. Pages are rough-cut and uneven. Light spotting and foxing; off-setting to r.f.e.p. Owner's signature, Caroline Bingham 10-65, on f.f.e.p. Rebacked in quarter brown calf with gilt lettering to spine. Edges are rubbed, and beginning to fray, and corners worn. Covers scratched. Includes a facsimile of Churchyard's writing and signature. Ref: 22256show full image..
[Chapman, J.B.W; Dawes, M.C.B., eds.] Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem and other Analogous Documents Preserved in the Public Record Office [...] Vol. XIV, Edward III. Prepared under the superintendence of the Deputy Keeper of the Records. London: Published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1952. Large 8vo. (260 x 170mm), pp. xxiv, 554. Bright and clean within. Black cloth, gilt title to spine. A little very light shelf wear, near fine. No dust-jacket. Covers the years 1374-1377. Ref: 52167
Clifford, Elsie M.: Bagendon: A Belgic Oppidum. A Record of the Excavations 1954-56. With a Foreword by Sir Mortimer Wheeler. W. Heffer & Sons Limited, Cambridge, 1961. 4to., pp. xix, 287. Brown cloth gilt, dust wrappper worn at extremities. A.L.S. stappled to front free endpaper, "My Dear Molly (?) [...] Elsie". Ref: 26280