Dugdale, William: A Perfect Copy of All Summons of the Nobility to the Great Councils and Parliaments of the Realm, for the XLIX of King Henry the IIId. Until these present Times. London: Printed by S.R. for Robert Clavell, 1685. First edition, first issue(?). pp. , 580, , lacking last blank as usual. Title a little dusty, slight toning, occasional marginal spotting. 19th-century polished calf, elaborately gilt to a border of fleurons and interlacing circles, and a centre panel surrounded by double gilt ruled border, with large gilt fleurons to corners, inner edges gilt, doublures with gilt green paper, raised bands, spine gilt ruled and lettered, corners and edges a bit rubbed, a little light staning to spine. One of 700 copies of the last work by the antiquarian and herald William Dugdale (1605-86). It is a collection of lists including the names of all aristocrats summoned to Parliament sessions from the reign of Henry III to Dugdale's own times, 'extracted from those Memorials which are on record'. Dugdale even 'normalised' several entries due to the fact that clerks particularly at the time of Henry VIII had often been guilty of 'sundry errors' or 'inadvertency'. Each section is prefaced by the royal summon document styled for that specific parliamentary session. Interestingly, the last leaf of the preliminaries features a printer's advertisement: '"Introductio ad Latinam Blasoniam", Latin and English. A Work befitting all Gentlemen, lovers of Armory and the Latin tongue. By J. Gibbon an Officer at Arms. Sold by Robert Clavell.' Wing D2491; ESTC R228678. ESTC locates only 5 copies in the US. Ref: 53549show full image..
Elton, C.I., Mackay, H.J.H.: Robinson on Gavelkind: The common law of Kent, or the customs of gavelkind. London: Butterworth & Co., 1897. 8vo, pp. [xxxv], 266. Slight browning, edges dusty, occasional very minor spotting, but still a good copy. Black cloth, boards and spine gilt, joints and extremities a little rubbed, hinges starting, but still a good copy. Fifth edition. Ref: 53507
Gale, Roger (ed.:) Registrum Honoris de Richmond exhibens terrarum & villarum quae quondam fuerunt Edwini comitis infra Richmundshire descriptionem: ex libro Domesday in thesauria domini regis: [...]. Londini [London: ] Impensis R. Gosling, 1722. Large paper copy. Folio, pp. [ii], xxxv, [i], 106, [xxvi], 286, [xxx] + folding engraved map and 15 other engraved plates (7 folding). Lacking the list of subscribers leaf. Title and many pages in red and black. Spotted and lightly browned. Early 19th century marbled boards, scuffed, with spine renewed in half reversed calf by John Henderson c.1980. The Bowyer ledgers show 50 large paper copies were printed, of this last significant publication by Roger Gale (1672-1744), the eldest son of the antiquary Thomas Gale. The text is "a twelfth-century register of the honour of Richmond from the Cotton Library, accompanied by a long appendix of important early charters. It was published in 1722 under the auspices of the Society of Antiquaries, of which he was the first vice-president" (ODNB). ESTC T150024. Ref: 53037show full image..
Gardiner, Juliet. The Thirties. An intimate history. London: HarperPress, 2010. First edition. 8vo, pp. [xv], 957, with illustrations. Slight toning, else very good. Hardback, blue cloth, spine lettered in light blue, dust-jacket, upper edge a little creased, but still very good. Ref: 53543
Gooder, Eileen A.: Latin for Local History: an Introduction. London: Longmans, 1967. 8vo., pp.x, 147, [i]. Occasional annotations in red and black ink. Orange cloth, gilt title to spine, very good overall. Third impression of the first edition, originally published 1961. Ref: 51561
Goodsall, Robert H.: The Kentish Stour. London: Cassell and Company Ltd, 1953. First edition. 8vo, pp. [xi], 229, with illustrated frontispiece and photographic illustrations. The odd spot, a very good copy. Cloth, spine gilt, a few spots, dust-jacket, a little marginal tearing. Ref: 53505
Goodwin, George: Fatal Rivalry. Flodden 1513: Henry VIII, James IV and the Battle for Renaissance Britain. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2013. First American edition. 8vo., pp. x, 288 + 30 colour plates. Maps. Hardback: half black cloth-backed brown boards, spine silver-lettered. Dust-jacket. Unread: page-edges slightly dusted, otherwise as new. First published in the UK, also in 2013. Ref: 53387
(Goodwin, Thomas:) The History of the Reign of Henry the Fifth, King of England, &c. In Nine Books. London: printed by J.D. for S. and J. Sprint, J. Robinson, J. Taylor, Andr. Bell, T. Ballard, and B. 1704. Folio, pp. viii, 256, 267-272, 257-266, 273-362 + portrait frontispiece. Preface bound before dedication; pp. 267-272 (i.e. leaves MM2-4) bound out of order, but all present. The appendix has a separate titlepage, with the date 1703. A few neatly pencilled marginal notes. Frontis and title both lightly toned and a bit dusty, odd spots of foxing becoming heavy by final two leaves. Slightly later tan calf, neatly rebacked, raised bands, gilt spine, black title label, blind-tooled border, corners repaired, marbled edges, endpapers renewed. A little scuffed, some smudgy marks, a very good copy. Goodwin's work is beginning to be recognised by modern historians as an important and in some respects innovative early contribution to the historical reputation of Henry V. "Goodwin's study marked a milestone in the study of the reign of Henry V... The chief contrast between Goodwin's work and that of earlier writers on Henry V lies in the broader picture he drew of what kingship was about and, consequently, by what criteria a king might be judged... The history of a reign, as understood and presented by Goodwin, went far beyond the language and 'deeds' (Acta or Gesta) of a single man. It was the history of a national enterprise, guided and led by the king. Although historians may differ today over interpretations regarding this question or that, this success or that failure, and in particular over their understanding of the king's character, that is still, in essence, how we see his reign today." (Allmand). Please see 'Writing History in the Eighteenth Century: Thomas Goodwin's The History of the Reign of Henry the Fifth (1704)', Christopher Allmand's very interesting chapter in Henry V: New Interpretations (2013) for a great deal more information on the scope and innovations of Goodwin's work. ESTC T90148 Ref: 53036show full image..
Gough, Richard: The History of Myddle. Firle, Sussex: Caliban Books, 1980. First edition thus, second impression. 8vo., pp. xxxii, 184, [vi (publisher's ads.)]. Hardback: burgundy cloth, gilt-lettered to spine, bottom corners lightly bumped, top edge dusted, still very good. Dust-jacket, price-clipped, creased along edges with small closed tears along top, still good. This edition, with an introduction by Peter Razzell and text abridged and modernised, first published 1979. Ref: 53577