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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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Homer: (Allen, T. W., ed.:) Homeri Ilias. Sandpiper Books Ltd., 2000. Reprint. 3 vols. Cloth, dust-jackets, new in plastic wrapping. Sandpiper reprint of Clarendon Press edition.   Ref: 46262 
£30
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[Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: (Doering, F.G., ed.:) Opera. Oxford; London: D.A. Talboys; Whittaker, Treacher et Arnott, et al, 1831. Large 8vo. (250 x 160mm), pp. xxxiv, 850. Wide margins, a few very light spots of foxing but generally clean. Tan polished sheep, gilt spine and borders, red title label, marbled edges and endpapers. Spine faded and rather rubbed, a few light scrapes and scratches, top fore-edge corner of upper board bumped, very good overall. To ffep verso: tiny binder's mark of T. Hatchard, London; presentation inscription, 'First Division, Second Book. Edmund A. Stuart. Windlesham Dec. 16 1857.'   Ref: 52230 
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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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Hughes, H. Stuart: Consciousness and Society: The Reorientation of European Social Thought 1890-1930. Brighton: Harvester Press, 1979. 8vo., pp. xi, [i], 433, [i], [xv], [i]. Dark grey cloth, silver title to spine. Headcap a little creased, very good. Reprint. First published in the UK in 1959 by MacGibbon & Kee.   Ref: 51503 
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Jones, Martin: Colonel Leake in the Mani. A Digest of Chapters 7, 8 and 9 of William Martin Leakes's Travels in the Morea (London, 1830). Brighton, Sussex, Book Guild Publishing, 2012. First edition of this abridgement. Small 8vo., pp. xxii, 105. Black cloth, gilt-lettered. Dust-jacket. Fine.   Ref: 53030 
£25
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Joyce, James: Ulysses. Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1926. 8vo. (210 x 160mm), pp.[xii], 735, [v]. Clean and bright internally. Original blue paper publisher's wrappers, edges uncut. Upper joint wholly split, so upper cover only attached where it folds around the outer edges of the first gathering. A bit cocked, spine worn and chipped with some surface peeling, edges tattered with numerous small closed tears and upper fore-edge fold splitting. There have been at least 18 editions of Ulysses, each with variations in their different impressions. Here we find the eighth printing of the first edition, with the 'type entirely re-set', so de facto the second edition. An uncommon find in its original paper wrappers.   Ref: 51744  show full image..
£1000
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Kealey, Edward J.: Harvesting the Air. Windmill Pioneers in Twelfth-Century England. Woodbridge, Suffolk: The Boydell Press, 1987. First UK edition. 8vo., pp. xi, 307. Black cloth, silver lettering to spine, dust-jacket. Slight shelf-wear, very good.   Ref: 53017 
£15
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Kilburne, Richard: A Topographie or Survey of the County of Kent. With Some Chronological, Historicall, and Other Matters Touching the Same: and the Several Parishes and Places therein. London: Thomas Mabb for Henry Atkinson [...], 1659. Small 4to. (177 x 135mm), pp. [viii], 422, [xii] + portrait frontispiece. Numerous errors in pagination as usual, list of Contents incorrectly bound before the dedication rather than after. Woodcut initials and head- and tail-pieces. Occasional light smudges and spots of foxing, a little toning along head of title-page, a smudge of red pigment to tail edge of final leaf perhaps indicating the original edge colour. Late 19th- or early 20th-century brown polished sheep neatly rebacked with original spine retained, gilt title and blind tooling to spine, blind-tooled borders to boards, edges marbled, grey endpapers. A little rubbed but a very good copy overall. Recent armorial bookplate of Robert Edmund Lloyd-Roberts to front paste-down. Two MS pencil notes to the ffep verso, the first concerning the placement of the list of Contents, the second recording that this book was 'acquired at the sale at Godmersham Park, the home of Mrs Robert Tritton. 8th June 1983.' Built in 1732 by Thomas May (later Knight), Godmersham Park was inherited by Edward Austen (brother of Jane Austen) in 1794. He was a cousin of the Knight family, who had adopted him in the early 1780s; when his adoptive mother died in 1812 he changed his name to Knight. Jane was a regular visitor to Godmersham Park and is said to have used the house as a model for Mansfield Park. The house passed through several more hands before being bought in 1935 by Robert Tritton and his wife Elsie, whose death in 1983 prompted the Christie's auction mentioned above. In his 'Epistle Dedicatory', Kilburne writes of his intention to present 'the Kent of his own day', and to depict 'the county as it was before the Civil War'. Hasted, in his 1797 History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent, dismisses Kilburne's work as being 'little more than a Directory'. However, 'Kent was not well served by early topographers, and Kilburne's small survey was extensively quoted on sixteen occasions by Robert Furley and, over the years in Archaeologia Cantiana, as a first source of reference, and not without some praise. The Topographie devoted disproportionate attention to Hawkhurst: 10 pages out of 422, or, in the words of one writer, 'as much space to it as to twenty other average parishes' (Archaeologia Cantiana, 5, 1863, 59). Kilburne justified this, however: "In respect I finde not any description of this Parish it having been the place of my habitation for above twenty eight years last past (God's Providence having also there lent me an inheritance), I thought fit to enlarge my selfe upon this place. (Kilburne, 126)"'. (ODNB)   Ref: 50494 
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Knox, Peter E. (ed.): A Companion to Ovid. Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. Large 8vo., 258 x 183 mm, pp. xviii, 534. Black cloth, silver-lettered. Dust-jacket. A slightest hint only of dust to edges, but unused: as new. In the series, 'Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World'.   Ref: 53023 
£40
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