Crowley, D. A. (ed.): The Victoria History of (the County of) Wiltshire. Volume XVII: Calne Hundred. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell & Brewer for the Institute of Historical Research, 2002. First edition. 4to. Fully illustrated. Hardback: red cloth, gilt. No dust-jacket, as issued. One very small dent to upper top edge, otherwise fine, almost as new. Ref: 54098
Cunningham, D.D.: The Growth of English Industry and Commerce during the early and middle ages. Cambridge: at the university Press, 1896. 8vo, pp. [xv], 714, [2 of advertisements]. Slight toning, edges uncut and dusty, but a very good copy. Red cloth. spine gilt, hinges weakening, spine a bit faded, but still good. Modern inscription to title. Third edition. Ref: 53520
Dale, Samuel: The History and Antiquities of Harwich and Dovercourt. Topographical, Dynastical and Political. London: printed for C. Davis, 1730. First edition. 4to. pp. , [xxiv], 464 + 14 plates (some folding). Small ink mark to title touching two words, light waterstaining at upper and lower gutter, a bit heavier to first and last couple of gatherings, edges dusty, occasional mainly marginal foxing, last two leaves a bit spotted. Contemporary polished English calf, sympathetic modern reback, spine gilt-lettered, boards and extremities rubbed. Book plate of Henry Miller dated 1885; autographs Elizth G. Mason, H.P. Bowen 1861 and Buntwood(?) to ffep; partly erased library stamp with English note on withdrawal and sale in 1962 to verso of title and p.101; later pencilled marginalia to a few leaves. The scarce first edition of this beautifully illustrated history of the antiquities and natural landscape of Harwich and Dovercourt, in Essex. Based on the unpublished historical work of the antiquary and state official Silas Taylor (1624-78), it was enlarged and revised with a very long appendix by the physician Samuel Dale (1659?–1739), who focused on the natural history of the district. Thanks to his experience as apothecary, he had a thorough knowledge of plants and his annotations elaborate on Taylor's mentions of local landscape - for instance, he discussed plants that inhabited a local cliff, adding references to other botanic works. Additional sections are devoted to fish and fossils, both - like the notes on plants - superbly illustrated with engraved specimens. ESTC T134050; Brunet 13544; Haller, Bib. botanica, 14. ESTC locates only 1 copy in the US. Ref: 51728show full image..
Dance, Richard: Words Derived from Old Norse in Early Middle English: Studies in the Vocabulary of The South-West Midland Texts. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, 2003. 8vo., pp. 568. Hardback. Dust-jacket. New: unopened in publisher's shrink-wrap. Ref: 53389
David, Saul: Prince of Pleasure: The Prince of Wales and the Making of the Regency. London: Little, Brown and Company, 1998. First edition. 8vo., pp. x, 484 + plates. Hardback: dark blue cloth, gilt-titled to spine. Dust-jacket. Light shelf-wear: a very good copy. Ref: 53566
Davis, J. C.: Fear, Myth and History: The Ranters and the Historians. Cambridge University Press, 1986. First edition. 8vo., pp. xiv, 208. Illustrations to text. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket, shelf-worn with fraying to corners and creasing to edges. Ownership inscription of W(illiam) Lamont, with a few of his annotations to text and more pen-scoring to outer margins against passages of particular interest. Ref: 53730
Davison, Charles: A History Of British Earthquakes. Cambridge at the University Press, 1924 First edition. 8vo., pp. xviii, 416. With 100 illustrations. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine, a little shelf worn and dusty to edges but but contents clean. Dust-jacket, still in one piece but torn with loss in several places and heavily creased. Ref: 53957
De Gretham, Robert: (Blumreich, Kathleen Marie, ed.:) The Middle English "Mirror": An Edition Based on Bodleian Library, MS Holkham misc. 40. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, 2002. 8vo., pp. xlv, 558. Hardback: green cloth, gilt-lettered. Dust-jacket. A little shelf-wear to corners and edges but clean and unread: very good. With an Introduction and Glossary by the editor. Ref: 53390
Dearn, T. D. W.: An Historical, Topographical and Descriptive Account of the Weald of Kent. Cranbrook: S. Reader, 1814. First edition. 4to. pp. , (vii), , (lvi), 277, , (vi). With 9 steel-engraved plates. Edges untrimmed and somewhat dust-soiled, offsetting from plates, slight foxing to first few leaves, occasionally elsewhere. Modern half calf over marbled boards, raised bands, spine gilt, gilt-lettered morocco label. Couple of small stains to rear cover. Bookplate of Ernest Bryan Gipps to front pastedown. Superbly-illustrated work on the history and topography of Kent. Each chapter is devoted to a locality, including Ashurst, Cranbrook, Leigh, High Halden, Tunbridge and the Ilse of Oxney. The section of Penshurst, immortalised by Ben Jonson, includes an account focusing on the 16th century, with mentions of Sir Philip Sidney. In addition to an engraved map of the Weald of Kent, 8 further steel-engraved plates - designed by the author and cut by M. Dubourg - illustrate city and country views of Cranbrook, Hemsted Benenden (its mansion and church), Bonnington Church and the remains of Trinity Chapel, Angley House, Elfords (Hawkhurst), Moor House and Fowlers (Hawkhurst). Ref: 53179show full image..
Dickinson, William Croft (ed.:) A Source Book of Scottish 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