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Erasmus: Lingua, Sive, De Linguae Usu Atque Abusu Liber Utilissimus; (with) Encomium Moriae, Sive, Declamatio In Laudem Stultitiae; Consultatio De Bello Turcis Inferendo. Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: Joannis Maire, 1641; 1641; 1643. 3 bound as 1. 12mo., pp. 410, [xxii]; [viii], 229, [v]; 91, [i]. Third volume without its final blank. Printer's device to each title. Densely annotated in several old hands, occasional spots and smudges but genrally good within. Contemporary vellum, blind-tooled borders, titles inked to spine and both boards (a bit faded), edges red. Spine creased, vellum darkened and marked but still an attractive and interesting copy. Ownership inscriptions of : 'M. Marting [illegible]' dated 1659 to ffep; Charles Best Robinson dated 1852, and Thos. Hodgkin to ffep verso; illegible inscription to top of title-page. The banker and historian Thomas Hodgkin (1831-1913) was author of "Italy and Her Invaders", issued in four volumes in 1870. For the second edition he expanded the work to eight volumes, which were published between 1892 and 1899. STCN 840199635; 840199740; 840231431   Ref: 51266 
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Evans, Joan: Pattern. A Study of Ornament in Western Europe from 1180-1900. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1931. 2 vols. 4to., pp. xxxvi, 179; xv, [i], 249, [i] + plates. Blue cloth, gilt to spine and upper board. Spines and edges dusty, endcaps creased, endpapers a little discoloured but very good. Small slip letterpress-printed 'With the Author's Compliments' loosely inserted. Dame Joan Evans became the first female President of the Society of Antiquaries of London, serving from 1959 to 1964.   Ref: 45263 
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Farrar, Clarissa P. and Evans, Austin P.: Bibliography of English Translations from Medieval Sources. New York: Columbia University Press, 1946. 8vo., pp. xiii, 534. Green cloth, gilt; dusty, a little worn and faded. Very good. 'Borough of Dagenham' Library stickers and markings to spine and front endpapers.   Ref: 49179 
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Fisher, Herbert: The Medieval Empire. Volumes I and II. London: Macmillan and Co., 1898. First editions. 8vo., pp. xii, 350; viii, 308. Cloth, gilt-lettered, vol. 1 spine slightly cocked, all corners bumped, some general shelf wear to both vols., edges dusted and uncut, both very good.   Ref: 48544 
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Florescu, Radu R. and McNally, Raymond T.: Dracula, Prince of Many Faces. His Life and Times. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1989. First edition. 8vo., pp.xxii, 261, [i] + plates. Small annotation to contents page. Red cloth-covered boards backed with black cloth, gilt title to spine. Top edge a little dusty but still very good indeed.   Ref: 51606 
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Florinskij, T.: [South Slavs and Byzantium in the Second Quarter of the Fourteenth Century.] Juznye Slavjane i Vizantija vo Vtoroj Cetverti XIV veka. Part I & II. Variorum Reprints, London, 1973. 8vo., pp. iii, 275. Green cloth gilt, a little rubbed, no dust-jacket. Very good.   Ref: 25727 
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[Gerald of Wales] Giraldus Cambrensis: (Powell, David, ed.:) Itinerarium Cambriae Seu Laboriosae Balduini Cantuariensis Archiepiscopi per Walliam Legationis Accurata Descriptio. Londini [London]: typis Gulielmi Bulmer et Socii [...] apud Gulielmum Miller, 1806. 4to with generous margins (310 x 245mm), pp. [ii], xxxii (+ *xxiii, *xxiv), 237, [i], [vi] + 4 engraved plates including portrait frontispiece + hand-coloured folding map. With half-title, plates by James Basire and John Carter. Vertical crease to preliminary blank, toning to some pages near plates, plates themselves a bit foxed, short closed tear to map near its attachment at gutter. Contemporary brown calf, rebacked with original (slightly darkened) gilt and blind-tooled spine retained, blind-tooled borders, drab endpapers with hinges reinforced, a.e.g.. A little rubbed, corners fraying, a few small dents to edges but a very good, attractive copy. Armorial bookplate of Sir Francis Baring to front paste-down. Pencilled ownership inscription of B. Harries, Cantab. 1969 to ffep verso together with a code, 'I.5.'. Limited edition of 200 copies, this one with the bookplate of Sir Francis Baring (17401810), first baronet, merchant and co-founder in 1762 of the London merchant house of Barings.   Ref: 51273 
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Gerulaitis, Leonardas Vytautas: Printing and Publishing in Fifteenth-Century Venice. Chicago & London: American Library Association & Mansell Information/Publishing, 1976. 8vo., pp.xiii, [i], 190. Terracotta-coloured cloth, gilt title to spine, decorative gilt-stamp to upper board. Top edge a little dusty, near fine. 'This study is an attempt to evaluate humanism's penetration into social levels below the aristocratic and patrician elite and to acertain the cultural atmosphere among the bourgeoisie and its guiding lights.' (Preface)   Ref: 51541 
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Godsal, Major P. T.: The Storming of London and the Thames Valley Campaign. A Military Study of the Conquest Harrison & Sons, 1908. 8vo., pp. xxxv, 288. Publisher's red cloth gilt, boards discoloured and spine ends chipped. Author's inscription to ffep.   Ref: 31084 
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Gregson, Matthew: Portfolio of Fragments relative to the History and Antiquities, Topography and Genealogies of the County Palatine and Duchy of Lancaster. [...] Third Edition, with Additions and Improvements [...] London: George Routledge and sons 1869. Folio, pp. [iv] xii 426 [ii] + frontispiece and 23 plates (4 folding). With illustrations (mostly heraldic, some in colour) throughout text, title page in red and black with gilt. Soiling (mostly light), some pages frayed at edges with repairs to margins and gutters of 7 leaves, a few plates tanned. Bound in modern half dark brown calf with red buckram boards, gilt ruling and red morocco label with gilt to spine. Small stamps of Bradford Public Library to title and one or two pages; "withdrawn" stamp and sellotape mark to verso of title, bookseller's embossment to half-title corner. Probably a large paper copy (pages 24.5 x 37.5 cm; list of subscribers to the large paper issue bound at front) of the third edition of this collection of genealogical and topographical information for Lancashire. Although the text is substantially that of the second edition, this is the first to include indexes one for the text and one for the large number coats of arms illustrated therein and introduces continuous pagination and a general table of contents (as the earlier editions had been published in parts).   Ref: 23117  show full image..
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