Cotman, John Sell: Engravings of Sepulchral Brasses in Norfolk and Suffolk, tending to illustrate the ecclesiastical military and civil costume, as well as to preserve memorials of ancient families in that county [...]. Second edition. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1839. Second edition. 2 vols. Folio, pp. xxvi, 67, [i]; [iv], 31, [i] + 171 plates as called for, some folding. Includes hand-coloured frontispiece. Very occasional light foxing, slight faint smudging to title pages, a few folded plates just starting to split a little along their folds but generally in good order. Half olive green morocco, green and gold marbled paper-covered boards and matching endpapers, gilt spines, t.e.g. and others uncut. Spines a little faded, rubbed, a few small scrapes, edges worn, inner hinges inconspicuously reinforced with green tape. Bookplate of Adrian Bullock dated 1986 to front and back paste-down of each volume. An illustrated study and record of East Anglian brasses. John Sell Cotman (1782-1842) was a portrait and landscape painter of some fame and a prominent member of the Norwich School. He also made etchings on antiquarian subjects, focussing his attentions on the Norwich area where he worked as a drawing-master for nearly 30 years. Ref: 46387show full image..
Croston, James: A History of the Ancient Hall of Samlesbury in Lancashire, with an Account of its Earlier Possessors and Particulars Relating to the More Recent Descent of the Manor. London: printed by Whittingham and Wilkins at the Chiswick Press, 1871. Folio (385 x 280mm), pp. x, [ii], 274 + 1 folding facsimile indenture, 3 folding pedigrees, 1 ground plan and 2 further engraved plates. Title page in red and black, further engravings in the text. Sporadic foxing with the endpapers and the 2 engraved plates most affected. Dark green textured morocco, gilt spine, ornate borders and dentelles, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Endcaps a little worn, some scrapes and marks to boards including some ink blots to upper board. A very good copy. One of 'Two Hundred copies privately printed for Presents only'. Ref: 51264
D'Ewes, Sir Simonds: A Compleat Journal of the Votes, Speeches and Debates Both of the House of Lords and House of Commons Throughout the Whole Reign of Queen Elizabeth of Glorious Memory. Scholarly Resources Inc, n.d. [c.1970]. Facsimile copy of the 1693 edition. Folio, cream cloth with red lettering to spine, cloth lightly dust soiled, a few pencil notes, very good. Small booklabel of Wallace T. MacCaffrey to front pastedown. Ref: 28433show full image..
Dalrymple, John: Memoirs of Great Britain and Ireland. From the Dissolution of the Last Parliament of Charles II, till the Capture of the French and Spanish Fleets at Vigo. Farnborough: Gregg International Publishers, 1970 Facsimile of 1790 edition. 3 vols., small 8vo., pp. [ii], xxxi, 392, 206; [iv], viii, 111, 318, 205; [ii], xii, vii, 267, 380. + engraved frontispiece. Green cloth, gilt. Head- and tail caps a little creased, joints slightly rubbed, some small bookseller's notes pencilled to ffep vol. I. Very good. A facsimile copy of the 'New Edition' first printed in 1790 for A. Strachan and T. Caddell in London, and J. Bell, W. Creech, and E. Balfour, Edinburgh. Ref: 51978
Dansey, William: Horae Decanicae Rurales. An Attempt to Illustrate [...] The Name and Title, the Origin, Appointment, and Functions, Personal and Capitular of Rural Deans. [...] London: J.G.F. & J Rivington, 1854. 2 vols. 8vo., pp. xliv, 428; 563. Contemp. calf, rebacked and relabelled with gilt lettering, some corners renewed. Binding a little stained and worn but very serviceable. A little foxing to endpapers. Ownership stamp of Rev. E.H. Firth to f.f.e.p. Ref: 37660show full image..
(Davis, James) 'Dr Davies', pseud.: Origines Divisianae: or Antiquities of the Devizes. In Some Familiar Letters to a Friend: Written in the Years 1750 and 1751 [...] First printed in 1754. [London]: s.n., . 12mo., pp. [ii], 137-218. Excised from a larger work, but with its own title-page, contents and postscript. Occasional light spots and smudges. Brown paper-covered boards, backed and cornered in brown sheep. Spine and corners very much rubbed, joints split but cords holding firm, endpapers a bit grubby and toned at corners. A very good text block housed in a tired binding. A note in an old hand to a preliminary blank records that this extract was 'taken from The Repository 4 vol. 12[mo.] London 1790. The original intact is very scarce'. Second editions of The Repository: a select collection of fugitive pieces of wit and humour, in prose and verse, vols. 1-4, did appear in 1790. The work was edited by Isaac Reed and published in London by C. Dilly. Attributed to James Davis, or sometimes to Sneyd Davies. Ref: 52186
Dewick, E.S. (ed.): Facsimiles of Horae de Beata Maria Virgine from English Mss. of the Eleventh Century. London: Harrison & Sons, 1902. First edition. 4to., pp. xiv, 72 + 28 leaves of plates. Dark blue cloth, gilt to spine, gilt and blind stamped to upper board, endcaps and corners worn, upper hinge just starting to split but binding still sound, a little rubbed and dusted but still good. Edges uncut. 'Ex Libris K.K. Wood' bookplate to front paste-down. With a Presentation letter from the author to Mr. (Sydney?) Cockerell loosely inserted. Issued to members of the 'Henry Bradshaw Society', vol. XXI. Ref: 50908
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
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
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