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Deyermond, Alan (ed.): A Century of British Medieval Studies. Oxford University Press for The British Academy, 2007. First edition. 8vo., pp. xxi, 801. Cloth, gilt-lettered, edges a little dusted, almost fine.   Ref: 33431 
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[Diamond Classics] Tasso, Torquato: La Gerusalemme Liberata. Londra [London]: G. Pickering, 1822. First volume only, of two. 48mo. (87 x 47mm), pp. [iv], 199, [i] + engraved portrait frontispiece and additional title-page. Text in Italian. A few light smudges here and there, small ink blot to additional title-page. Contemporary brownish grey cloth. A little rubbed with some small marks, a few leaves unopened at head edge, but still good. Early 20th-century inscription of A.C. Bernard to additional title-page verso. A volume in Pickering's famous 'Diamond Classics' series.   Ref: 51869 
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[Diamond Classics] Tasso, Torquato: La Gerusalemme Liberata. London: William Pickering, 1822. 2 vols. in 1. 24mo., pp. [iv], 199, [i]; [iii], 204-405, [iii], + portrait frontispiece and additional engraved frontispiece, including single-leaf publisher's catalogue at rear. Some toning to frontis, additional title-page and title-page but otherwise clean.Contemporary black morocco with gilt spine, borders and dentelles, a.e.g., scarlet endpapers. Joints a little rubbed but still a very good, attractively-bound copy. Ownership inscription of Elizabeth Frances Drury (b.1809) of Harrow to a preliminary blank. She was the daughter of respected Classical scholar and Harrow School master Henry Joseph Thomas Drury (17781841). First issue of this edition from Pickering's 'Diamond Classics' series. Dedicated to George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834), the renowned bibliophile. Keynes p.63, 91   Ref: 51908 
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Dickinson, William Croft (ed.:) A Source Book of 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 
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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 
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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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Echard, Laurence: The Roman History, From the Restitution of the Empire by Charles the Great, to the Taking of Constantinople by the Turks. Containing the Space of 653 Years. Vol. V and Last. London: printed for R. and J. Bonwicke, J. Tonson, J. Walthoe, R.Wilkin, and T. Ward, 1726. Volume V only. Fifth edition. 8vo., pp. [x], 425, [vii] + additional engraved title-page. Title-page in red and black, woodcut head-piece to first page. Occasional faint spots and smudges but very good within. Slightly later dark brown speckled calf, red gilt morocco label to spine, raised bands with gilt, plain gilt borders, edges sprinkled red. Spine rubbed, a few small tears to head-cap, edges a bit worn, very good. Armorial bookplate of St Andrew, Ld. St John of Bletso to front paste-down. This is likely the 14th Baron St John of Bletso (17591817), but could be his son of the same name (18111874). The fifth volume of Echard's History, which stands alone as a work of medieval history. Echard (bap. 1672, d. 1730) was an enormously prolific writer. His most important work is considered to be his Roman History, 'the first in English, dedicated to the lord keeper of the great seal, Sir John Sommers, which attained ten editions by 1734 and was twice issued in French. The work was designed to be 'particularly useful to young Students and Gentlemen' (preface). There was, as one would expect, a heavy emphasis on moralizing, following the Sallustian model. It is a smooth narrative, without clash of sources, although Echard revealed an interesting preference for Greek sources over Livy, who was declared 'a little too verbose and circumstantial' (ibid.). Echard's political interpretations were conservative: blame the tribunes. He was, in general, an apologist for Roman imperialism, save for the obliteration of Carthage. He was under the spell of Caesar, and then of Octavian-Augustus. Strangely, he used only literary sources, neglecting inscriptions, coins, and archaeological evidence. G. Cornewall Lewis grouped Echard among the 'unenquiring and uncritical' (Enquiry into the Credibility of the Early Roman History, 2 vols., 1855, 1.4). In an age of raging Pyrrhonism, Echard was certainly very conservative. Yet his history held the field in English until Hooke (1738) and Ferguson (1783). A continuation of it was the first imperial inspiration of the young Gibbon [...] Echard's history remained the standard one until replaced by Hume (who does not seem to mention him) and Macaulay (who cites him frequently).' (ODNB) ESTC N26349   Ref: 51718 
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Ellis, Henry: A General Introduction to Domesday Book; Accompanied by Indexes of the Tenants in Chief, and Under Tenants, at the Time of the Survery [...] London: Frederick Muller, 1971. 2 vols. Facsimile reprint, 8vo., pp.[iv], xix, [i], 515, [i]; [iv], 543, [i]. Black cloth, gilt titles to spines. Edges dusty, a few small dusty marks to boards but very good overall. Facsimile reprint of the 1833 edition printed 'By Command of his Majesty King William IV, Under the Direction of the Commissioners on the Public Records of the Kingdom.'   Ref: 51558 
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Englezakis, Benedict: (Russell, Norman, trans.; Ioannou, Silouan & Misael, eds.; Carras, Costa, fore.:) Studies on the History of the Church of Cyprus, 4th-20th Centuries. Aldershot, Hampshire: Variorum (in association with the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation), 1995. First edition. 8vo., pp. xvi, 487. Black cloth, silver lettering to spine, small bump to upper board by spine, next to two small lines, light dusting to top edge. Dust-jacket, shelf wear. Very good. Gift inscription to ffep and, loosely inserted, inscribed With Compliments slip from Carras to Averil Cameron.   Ref: 52108 
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Erasmus, Desiderius: Adagiorum [...] Epitome. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: apud Ludovicum Elzevirium, 1650. First edition thus. 12mo., pp. [xxiv], 622, [lxxii]. Title-page in red and black with woodcut printer's device, woodcut initials and head-pieces. Occasional very tiny pencil annotations. Contemporary brown calf boards with triple-fillet blind tooled borders, rebacked in lighter sheep with gilt title label and blind tooling, edges coloured red, endpapers renewed. Spine very much rubbed but sound, corners worn. A good working copy. Inscription to a front endpaper, 'Frederico Bond. / Coll. Exon. Oxon. Socis. / D.D. / (?) / J.W. Maxwell Lyte'. This is likely John Walker Maxwell Lyte (1823-1848) who matriculated at New College, Oxford in 1843. His own life was short, but he has the distinction of a both notable father and a notable son: his father was the author and clergyman Henry Francis Lyte (17931847), writer of 'Abide With Me'; his only child was Henry Churchill Maxwell Lyte (18481940), who was for 40 years the Deputy Keeper of Public Records, a role he fulfilled with great innovation and vigour. Rev. Frederick Hookey Bond (1821-1897) is a likely candidate for 'Frederico Bond'. He matriculated at Exeter College in 1839, was awarded B.A. in 1843 and M.A. in 1845. He was headmaster of Marlborough Royal Free Grammar School from 1853 to 1876. His son, Frederick Bligh Bond (18641945), was an architect, author, and famous psychical researcher. First Elzevir edition of the epitome text of the Adagia, Erasmus' annotated collection of Greek and Latin proverbs. The first full edition, Collectanea Adagiorum, was published in Paris in 1500 and contained about eight hundred entries. By the time of his death in 1536, Erasmus had expanded the work to 4,151 entries, many with richly detailed notes and commentaries. Willems 1109   Ref: 52219 
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