Jones, Michael: Ducal Brittany 1364-1399. Relations with England and France during the reign on Duke John IV. Oxford University Press (Sandpiper reprint). 1997. 8vo. Black cloth, fine. Dust-jacket, some surface shelf-wear, still very good. Ref: 28675
Karkov, Catherine E.: Conversion and Colonization in Anglo-Saxon England. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2006. 8vo., pp. 267. Hardback: laminated boards. New: unopened in publisher's shrink-wrap. Ref: 53416
Keeble, N. H. The Literary Culture of Nonconformity in later Seventeenth-Century England. Leicester University Press, 1987. Hardback: green cloth, gilt-lettered to spine, fine. Dust-jacket, Very light shelf-wear with mild creasing towards edges, very good. Ownership signature of William Lamont to ffep. Ref: 53749
Kennedy, Gavin: Captain Bligh: The man and his mutinies. London: Duckworth, 1989. First edition. 8vo., pp. xiii, 321 + plates. Map to endpapers. Hardback: burgundy cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Tiny indent to outer edge of paper, all edges a little dust-marked, but binding fine. Dust-jacket, 2.5cm tear with loss to top corner of upper cover, creasing to edges, otherwise still good. Ref: 53570
[Kent]: Kent Records. Documents illustrative of medieval Kentish society. Ashford: printed for the Kent Archaeological Society, Headley Brothers Ltd, 1964. First edition. pp. viii, 390 + one folding map. Blue cloth, arms of Kent gilt to upper cover, title gilt to spine, small ownership label glued to titlepage, but still a very good copy. Vol. XVIII of the Kent Archaeological Society series, edited by the Records Publication Committee. Ref: 53449
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: 50494show full image..
Knoop, Douglas; Jones, G. P.: The Genesis of Freemasonry. Manchester University Press, 1949. 8vo. pp. [x], 334, subscription advertisement preserved loose within. Slight toning, else a very good copy. Blue cloth, dust-jacket, spine faded, with head and foot a bit worn, but still very good. Stamp dated 1962 to front free endpaper, traces of library label to rear free endpaper, shelfmark inked to spine of dust-jacket. Second edition. Ref: 53431show full image..
Knowles, Dom David: The Religious Orders in England. Volume I. Cambridge University Press, 1974. Sixth impression. 8vo., pp. [xiv], 350. Blue cloth, spine gilt, covers a little spotted, but still very good. First published in 1948. Covering the years 1216-1340, this volume was later followed by a further two, on 'The End of the Middle Ages' and 'The Tudor Age'. Ref: 53528
Knowles, Dom David: The Religious Orders in England. Volume II. The End of the Middle Ages. Cambridge University Press, 1961. Third impression. 8vo, pp. [xii], 407. Slightly toned, else very good. Blue cloth, spine gilt, covers a little spotted, but still very good. First published in 1955. Ref: 53529
Lake, Peter: The Boxmaker's Revenge. 'Orthodoxy', 'Heterodoxy' and the Politics of the Parish in Early Stuart London. Manchester University Press, 2001. First edition. 8vo., pp. x, 422. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine, fine. Dust-jacket, light shelf-wear with mild creasing to edges, very good. Ref: 53738