David, Saul: Prince of Pleasure: The Prince of Wales and the Making of the Regency. London: Little, Brown and Company, 1998. First edition. 8vo., pp. x, 484 + plates. Hardback: dark blue cloth, gilt-titled to spine. Dust-jacket. Light shelf-wear: a very good copy. Ref: 53566
Davis, J. C.: Fear, Myth and History: The Ranters and the Historians. Cambridge University Press, 1986. First edition. 8vo., pp. xiv, 208. Illustrations to text. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket, shelf-worn with fraying to corners and creasing to edges. Ownership inscription of W(illiam) Lamont, with a few of his annotations to text and more pen-scoring to outer margins against passages of particular interest. Ref: 53730
De Gretham, Robert: (Blumreich, Kathleen Marie, ed.:) The Middle English "Mirror": An Edition Based on Bodleian Library, MS Holkham misc. 40. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, 2002. 8vo., pp. xlv, 558. Hardback: green cloth, gilt-lettered. Dust-jacket. A little shelf-wear to corners and edges but clean and unread: very good. With an Introduction and Glossary by the editor. Ref: 53390
Dearn, T. D. W.: An Historical, Topographical and Descriptive Account of the Weald of Kent. Cranbrook: S. Reader, 1814. First edition. 4to. pp. , (vii), , (lvi), 277, , (vi). With 9 steel-engraved plates. Edges untrimmed and somewhat dust-soiled, offsetting from plates, slight foxing to first few leaves, occasionally elsewhere. Modern half calf over marbled boards, raised bands, spine gilt, gilt-lettered morocco label. Couple of small stains to rear cover. Bookplate of Ernest Bryan Gipps to front pastedown. Superbly-illustrated work on the history and topography of Kent. Each chapter is devoted to a locality, including Ashurst, Cranbrook, Leigh, High Halden, Tunbridge and the Ilse of Oxney. The section of Penshurst, immortalised by Ben Jonson, includes an account focusing on the 16th century, with mentions of Sir Philip Sidney. In addition to an engraved map of the Weald of Kent, 8 further steel-engraved plates - designed by the author and cut by M. Dubourg - illustrate city and country views of Cranbrook, Hemsted Benenden (its mansion and church), Bonnington Church and the remains of Trinity Chapel, Angley House, Elfords (Hawkhurst), Moor House and Fowlers (Hawkhurst). Ref: 53179show full image..
Dickinson, William Croft (ed.:) A Source Book of Scottish History. From Earliest Times to 1424; 1424 to 1567; 1567 to 1707. London: Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., 1952. 3 vols. 8vo., pp. x, 218; vii, 230; x, 501. Cloth, gilt. Spines sunned and a little cocked, corner-tips slightly bumped, surface scratch to rear board of vol. I. Ref: 37089
Dicuil; (Letronne, A[ntoine-Jean], ed.:) Recherches Géographiques et Critiques sur le Livre de Mensura Orbis Terræ, Composé en Irelande, au Commencement du Neuviéme Siécle, par Dicuil; Suivies du Texte Restitué par A. Letronne. Paris: Chez Germain Mathiot, 1814. 8vo., pp. [ii], 249, [i], 94. Text in French and Latin. Toned, light stain radiating from top fore-edge corner through most of text-block but not obscuring text. Later olive green paper, brown cloth gilt label to spine, endpapers replaced, edges sprinkled. Spine a little darkened, end-caps slightly creased, top edge dusted. Liber de Mensura Orbis Terrae was originally published by Walckenaer in 1807. This edition is based on two mss. in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, with additional readings obtained from the collation of the Venice and Florence mss. Ref: 47047
Doane, A. N. & Stoneman, William P.: Purloined Letters: The Twelfth-Century Reception of the Anglo-Saxon Illustrated Hexateuch (British Library, Cotton Claudius B. IV). Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2011. 8vo., pp. 396. Hardback: laminated boards. New: unopened in publisher's shrink-wrap. Ref: 53406
Doane, A.N. & Wolf, Kirsten (eds.): Beatus Vir: Studies in Early English and Norse Manuscripts in Memory of Phillip Pulsiano. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2006. 8vo., pp. 545. Hardback: laminated boards. New: unopened in publisher's shrink-wrap. Ref: 53395
[Drainage] The Laws of Sewers; or the Office and Authority of Commissioners of Sewers. Containing, I. Their Power of Enquiry into Annoyances and Defects of Repairs of Sea-Banks and Walls, publick Streams and Rivers, Ditches and Marsh-Grounds. II. The Authority of the Commissioners [London] In the Savoy: Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling, (Assigns of Edw. Sayer, Esq.) for 1726. First edition. 8vo. , 199pp., . Ink splash to F5-F8, small paper flaw to lower outer blank corner of N and outer edge of B, minor tear with no loss to upper blank margin of N8, occasional very slight marginal spotting. Contemporary polished calf, double blind ruled, gilt-lettered morocco label to spine. Rebacked. First edition of the first comprehensive reference work on the English laws on sewers, encompassing sea banks, public streams and rivers, ditches and marsh grounds, and the authority of the Commissioners of Sewers as established by the Commissions of Sewers Act 1708. With a final section ( 64pp.) on ordinances relating to Romney Marsh and others marshes and fens. ESTC T130363; Goldsmiths 6437. Ref: 53089show full image..
Duckett, Eleanor Shipley: Anglo-Saxon Saints and Scholars. Hamden, CT: Archon Books, 1967. 8vo, pp. x, 484. A very good copy. Blue cloth, title gilt to spine. Dust-jacket, head and foot of spine a bit worn, flap folds repaired, a bit faded, modern ownership label to front pastedown, but still good. Second edition; first published in 1947. Ref: 53448