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Grinnell-Milne, Duncan: The Killing William Rufus. An Investigation in the New Forest. Newton Abbott: David & Charles, 1968. First edition. 8vo., pp.174, [i] + frontispiece. Clean and bright within. Red cloth, gilt title to spine. Edges a little foxed but very good overall. Dust-jacket price-clipped and worn around the edges, still good. 'The author of this book has taken a new approach to medieval history. He has made a searching examination of the scene of the killing [of William Rufus], the small Stricknage Wood in the New Forest; this area has in fact "stood in almost changeless immobility since that sunlit evening long ago" [...]'.   Ref: 51864 
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Guicciardini, Francesco: Storia D'Italia. Vol. I: I-IV; Vol. II: V-VIII; Vol. III: IX-XII; Vol. IV: XIII-XVI; Vol. V: XVII-XX. Bari: Gius. Laterza & Figli, 1929. 5 vols. 8vo., pp. 405; 344; 413; 365; 429. Blue cloth, gilt. Spines very slightly sunned, light shelf wear, some pencil notes to text, a very good set. Ownership inscription "D. Clementi" in pencil to half-title of volume 1.   Ref: 35092 
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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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Hale, J. R. (ed.): Renaissance Venice. Totowa: Rowman and Littlefield, 1973. First edition. 8vo., pp. 483. Blue cloth, gilt armorial stamp to upper board. Spine marginally cocked. Wear to edges of boards. Dusting and light spotting to edges, very good. Dustwrapper, several small tears to edges, a couple with loss, crease to spine and some light markings, good. Ownership inscription of Lauro Martines to ffep, his pen and pencil underlining and annotations throughout. Featuring contributions from English, Italian and American historians, ranging in approach from computer-aided demographic study to psychologically oriented social analysis. Their work covers the late fourteenth to late sixteenth century.   Ref: 45569 
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Halphen, Louis: (de Nie, Giselle, trans.:) Charlemagne and the Carolingian Empire. Amsterdam: North-Holland Publishing Company, 1979. First edition, second impression. 8vo., pp. xx, 366. Laminated boards, edges lightly dusted, otherwise almost fine. Europe in the Middle Ages, Selected Studies vol. 3.   Ref: 51912 
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Hamilton, Louis I.: A Sacred City: Consecrating Churches and Reforming Society in Eleventh-century Italy. Manchester University Press, 2010. 8vo., pp. xi, [i], 272. Brown cloth, gilt title to spine, almost fine. Manchester Medieval Studies series.   Ref: 51608 
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Haskins, Charles: (Wordsworth, C., trans.:) The Charter of Henry III (1227), with a translation [...] New Sarum in the Middle Ages and the History of St Edmund's College, Salisbury [...] Salisbury: The Salisbury Times, issued under the auspices of the Mayor and Corporation of Salisbury, 1927. Unbound (folded into quires but not sewn). 8vo., pp.[xvi], 62, [iv] + 12 plates. Additional title-page to front, 'In Commemoration of the Seventh Centenary of the Granting of King Henry III's Charter [...]'. Occasional small annotations in pen and pencil. A little toned towards front and rear, mark left by a clip to outermost pages, edges uncut. Still good.   Ref: 51854 
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Hobson, Anthony: Humanists and Bookbinders. The Origins and Diffusion of the Humanistic Bookbinding 1459 - 1559, with a Census of Historiated Plaquette and Medallion Bindings of the Renaissance. Cambridge University Press, 1992. Folio, pp. xix, [i], 296 + colour frontispiece and 2 further leaves of colour plates, many more b&w illustrations in the text. Brown cloth, green and gilt spine label. Top edge a little dusty, near fine. Reprint of the 1989 first edition.   Ref: 51155 
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Hodgkin, Thomas: Italy and Her Invaders. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1880-1899. First editions, except vols. III & VI which are 2nd editions. 8vo., pp. xix, [i], 522; xx, [iv], 680; xxvi, [ii], 653, [i]; xxiii, [i], 711, [i], 8; xxi, [i], 484; xvii, [i], 634, 8; xvii, [iii], 397, [i]; xi, [i], 329, [i], 8 + plates, including frontispieces and folding maps, some in colour. Publisher's catalogues at end of vols. IV and VI. Occasional small annotations. Sporadic foxing mostly affecting endpapers. Vol. II inner hinges split; vol. IV folding map frontispiece tattered at edges; vol. V some leaves unopened at head edge. Olive green publisher's cloth, gilt titles to spines, some edges uncut or roughly cut. A little rubbed, endcaps creased and slightly tattered in places, vols. I and II with a small marks to each spine possibly from the removal of a label, top edges dusty. Still a very good working set. To vol. II front paste-down, a tiny contemporary label 'Sold by Slatter and Rose, Oxford'. To ffep vol. III an inkstamp with the surname Soulsby and to rear paste-down a small paper label, '1908 L.H.M.S.' (ditto vols. IV, V, VI, VII and VIII). To vols. VII and VIII front paste-downs, inscriptions of Egerton Beck. Many loosely inserted notes and ephemera, mostly Oxford related. Vol. I. 376-476, Book I. The Visigothic Invasion (1880); Vol. II. 376-476, Book II. The Hunnish Invasion & Book III. The Vandal Invasion and the Herulian Mutiny (1880); Vol. III. 476-535, Book IV. The Ostrogothic Invasion (1896, 2nd ed.); Vol. IV. 535-553, Book V. The Imperial Restoration (1896, 2nd ed.); Vol. V. 553-600, Book VI. The Lombard Invasion (1895); Vol. VI. 600-744, Book VII. The Lombard Kingdom (1895); Vol. VII. 744-774, Book VIII. Frankish Invasions (1899); Vol. VIII. 774-814, Book. IX. The Frankish Empire (1899).   Ref: 52265 
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Hoyle, R.W. (ed.): Early Tudor Craven: Subsidies and Assessments, 1510-1547. Leeds: The Yorkshire Archaeological Society, 1987. First edition. 8vo., pp. xxxiii, 148. Cloth, gilt-lettered and decorated, edges lightly dusted. The Yorkshire Archaeological Society Record Series Volume CXLV for the Year 1985.   Ref: 40837 
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