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[Geographi Latini Minores:] (Riese, Alexander ed.:) Geographi Latini Minores. Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 1995. 8vo., pp. xlviii, 174+[i]. Light grey blue cloth, black lettered, minor marks to upper board. A very good copy. Facsimile reprint of 1878 Heilbronn edition.   Ref: 46768 
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[Girard, Guillaume]; Cotton, Charles (trans.): The History of the Life of the Duke of Espernon, the Great Favourite of France. [...] In Three Parts, Containing Twelve Books. Wherein the history of France is continued from the year 1598. where D'Avila leaves off, down to our own times, 1642. London: printed by E. Cotes, and A. Clark, for Henry Brome, 1670. Folio (in 4s), pp. [xx], 190, [ii], 191-416, [ii], 417-651, [i] + 2 portrait frontispieces. Separate title to-page to each part; with the advertisement at foot of p.651 (a variant lacks this advertisement). Title-page in red and black, woodcut initials and head- and tail-pieces. Occasional light spots and foxing, 2 short closed tears to margins of first portrait and a few neat paper repairs to other margins, some faint ink spatters plus a more significant blot to p.232 affecting but not obscuring a few words. 20th-century library binding, quarter dark blue morocco with blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine, edges coloured red, marbled endpapers. A very good copy in a sturdy recent binding. Ink stamps (various styles) of Inner Temple Library to: each frontis, verso; to title-page x3; A2 recto; pages 1, 223, 650, 651 and final leaf verso. Armorial bookplate of Herbert Jacob Esq. of St Stephens, Kent to title-page verso. Herbert Jacob (d.1725) was the son of Sir Abraham Jacob of Dover and inherited his estate, St Stephen's alias Hackington in Canterbury. 'This gentleman, who was bred to the bar, and proved a very efficient magistrate in this county, by his will left a considerable collection of books to the society of the Inner Temple, of which he was a bencher.' (Ireland, England's Topographer) Attributed by Halkett & Laing (2nd ed.) to Guillaume Girard (d.1663), the Duc d'Espernon's secretary who first published his Histoire de la Vie du Duc d'Espernon in 1655. The Duke was a courtier and favourite of Henri III, but was later implicated in the assassination of Henri IV. His Life includes a great deal of information about French history from 1570 until his death in 1642. ESTC R21918   Ref: 52221 
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Goldsmith, Oliver: (Dobson, Austin, ed.; Jellicoe, John & Railton, Herbert, illus.:) The Poems and Plays. London: J.M. Dent and Co., 1889. 2 vols., 8vo., pp. [viii], 234; xxix, [i], 197, [iii] + frontispiece to each volume and 4 further plates. Half faux vellum, sage green cloth boards, red titles to spines, edges uncut. A bit rubbed, spines slightly grubby, endpapers very toned, but still very good copies overall. Large paper limited edition, of which 150 sold in England and 100 in America. This copy number 55.   Ref: 52239 
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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 
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(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: 53036 
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Grafton, Anthony: Defenders of the Text: the Traditions of Scholarship in an Age of Science Cambridge, Mass. & London: Harvard University Press, 1991. First edition. 8vo., pp. 330. Cloth, gilt-lettered to spine, fine. Dust-jacket, slightly faded to spine, very slight edge-wear, very good.   Ref: 53105 
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Gransden, Antonia: Historical Writing in England c.550-c.1307. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1974. First edition. 8vo., pp. xxiv, 610. Blue cloth, top edge blue, now faded, otherwise fine. Dust-jacket, with the fading to spine usual to this volume but still very good.   Ref: 53006 
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Grundon, Imogen: The Rash Adventurer. A Life of John Pendlebury. London: Libri, 2007. First edition. 8vo., pp. xv, 383 + 16 of photographs. Black cloth, green-lettered, fine. Dust-jacket, creased at top edge with two small closed tears, otherwise very good.   Ref: 53031 
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[Guide Book] The Winchester Guide; or, a Description of the Antiquities and Curiosities of that Ancient City [...] Illustrated with Copper Plates. Winton: printed for and sold by T. Blagden, 1796. 'A New Edition'. 12mo., pp. [ii], 115, [i] + 3 plates including frontispiece. Very occasional spots of foxing but generally clean internally. Recently rebound in quarter tan morocco with terracotta and blue marbled paper-covered boards, endpapers replaced. Corners very lightly rubbed, a very good copy in a neat modern binding. Signature of S. Vernon to head of title-page. Thomas Blagden is listed in the 1792-98 Universal British Directory as a Winchester bookseller and postmaster. ESTC T63420   Ref: 51455 
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[Guide Book] Dodsworth, William; (Green, Rupert); et al: The Southampton Guide [...]; A Guide to the Cathedral Church at Salisbury [...]; The History and Antiquities of Glastonbury [...]; A Brief History of Worcester [...]: Southampton: T. Skelton; Salisbury: printed for the Author by B.C. Collins; London: J. Nichols; Birm [c.1805]; 1800; 1805; 1802. 4 works bound together. 8vo., pp.[ii], ii, 5-114; [vi], 78; vi, 7-48; [vi], 123, [i] + 3 copper engraved plates including folding frontispiece. Glastonbury and Worcester volumes bound with half-title pages, a few occasional illustrations and embellishments in the text. Sporadic light toning, mostly affecting the Worcester volume. Contemporary half tan calf, black gilt title label to spine, grey marbled paper-covered boards, edges sprinkled brown. Neatly rebacked with original (chipped) spine retained, rubbed, corners fraying, a little foxing to endpapers, but still a good and sound copy. To the front paste-down, armorial bookplate of Nathanael Ellison. To the ffep, two engravings of churches pasted in, both signed 'Matthews, Sculpt.'. Ownership inscription, 'Wynne, (Univ.?) College' to Worcester half-title. The second guide in this collection dates from an interesting time in the history of Salisbury Cathedral. Bishop Shute Barrington (17341826) employed the architect James Wyatt (17461813) to remodel the cathedral, resulting in its closure from 1789-92. Wyatt demolished the remains of the bell tower; drained and levelled the churchyard; removed the Perpendicular screen, two medieval chantry chapels and two porches; rearranged the medieval tombs and whitewashed or removed medieval wall paintings. Wyatt's remodelling was carried out in the name of creating a simpler interior, and the results were applauded by many of his contemporaries. However his disregard for the historical integrity of the Cathedral appalled the antiquary John Carter (17481817) and subsequent generations of historians. This guide offers a 'particular account of the great improvements made [...] under the direction of James Wyatt' and cites Wyatt's pre-works survey in Chapter III. ESTC T61869 (Salisbury)   Ref: 51456 
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