[Foyles] Fabes, Gilbert H. The Romance of a Bookshop, 1904-1938. Privately printed, 1938. 8vo., pp. 64 + 10 plates on 8 leaves as called for. A little foxed, mostly at front and rear, half-title toned. Black cloth, gilt title to spine and upper board, a little rubbed but very good overall. Gift inscription to ffep, 'To my old/ friend Smith/ Gilbert Foyle/ June 1939'. Revised edition. First published in 1929 as 'The Romance of a Bookshop, 1904-1929'. Gilbert Fabes was manager of the rare book department at Foyles from 1927 until c.1932. He later took on the same role at Hatchards of Piccadilly, as well as several stints as an independent bookseller. Ref: 51765
Garrett, Christina Hallowell: The Marian Exiles: A Study in the Origins of Elizabethan Puritanism. Cambridge: at the University Press 1966. 8vo, pp. ix, [i], 388. Clean within. Black cloth, gilt to spine. Very slight crease to headcap, top edge a bit dusty. Pale blue dust-jacket, spine toned with a few light scrapes, edges a little rubbed. Very good. 1966 reprint of the 1938 edition, in the Cambridge University Press Library Editions series of reissues. Ref: 51972
[Gerald of Wales] Giraldus Cambrensis: (Powell, David, ed.:) Itinerarium Cambriae Seu Laboriosae Balduini Cantuariensis Archiepiscopi per Walliam Legationis Accurata Descriptio. Londini [London]: typis Gulielmi Bulmer et Socii [...] apud Gulielmum Miller, 1806. 4to with generous margins (310 x 245mm), pp. [ii], xxxii (+ *xxiii, *xxiv), 237, [i], [vi] + 4 engraved plates including portrait frontispiece + hand-coloured folding map. With half-title, plates by James Basire and John Carter. Vertical crease to preliminary blank, toning to some pages near plates, plates themselves a bit foxed, short closed tear to map near its attachment at gutter. Contemporary brown calf, rebacked with original (slightly darkened) gilt and blind-tooled spine retained, blind-tooled borders, drab endpapers with hinges reinforced, a.e.g.. A little rubbed, corners fraying, a few small dents to edges but a very good, attractive copy. Armorial bookplate of Sir Francis Baring to front paste-down. Pencilled ownership inscription of B. Harries, Cantab. 1969 to ffep verso together with a code, 'I.5.'. Limited edition of 200 copies, this one with the bookplate of Sir Francis Baring (1740–1810), first baronet, merchant and co-founder in 1762 of the London merchant house of Barings. Ref: 51273
Gleason, J.H.: The Justices of the Peace in England 1558-1640. A Later Eirenarcha. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1969. 8vp., pp. xvi, 285, [i] + plates. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Top edge dusty, very good overall. Ref: 51621
Godsal, Major P. T.: The Storming of London and the Thames Valley Campaign. A Military Study of the Conquest Harrison & Sons, 1908. 8vo., pp. xxxv, 288. Publisher's red cloth gilt, boards discoloured and spine ends chipped. Author's inscription to ffep. Ref: 31084
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
Gregson, Matthew: Portfolio of Fragments relative to the History and Antiquities, Topography and Genealogies of the County Palatine and Duchy of Lancaster. [...] Third Edition, with Additions and Improvements [...] London: George Routledge and sons 1869. Folio, pp. [iv] xii 426 [ii] + frontispiece and 23 plates (4 folding). With illustrations (mostly heraldic, some in colour) throughout text, title page in red and black with gilt. Soiling (mostly light), some pages frayed at edges with repairs to margins and gutters of 7 leaves, a few plates tanned. Bound in modern half dark brown calf with red buckram boards, gilt ruling and red morocco label with gilt to spine. Small stamps of Bradford Public Library to title and one or two pages; "withdrawn" stamp and sellotape mark to verso of title, bookseller's embossment to half-title corner. Probably a large paper copy (pages 24.5 x 37.5 cm; list of subscribers to the large paper issue bound at front) of the third edition of this collection of genealogical and topographical information for Lancashire. Although the text is substantially that of the second edition, this is the first to include indexes – one for the text and one for the large number coats of arms illustrated therein – and introduces continuous pagination and a general table of contents (as the earlier editions had been published in parts). Ref: 23117show full image..
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
[Guide Book] (Green, Rupert:) A Brief History of Worcester; or, "Worcester Guide" Improved: [...] Fifth edition, with considerable Additions and Improvements. Worcester: Printed by J. Tymbs: 1806. 12mo., pp. [viii] 128 + folding frontispiece & 3 plates. Light browning and soiling, some spotting, edges untrimmed. Modern quarter leather with marbled boards, cloth spine label with gilt. Pencilled note to upper pastedown: "Bot. at Christie's sale of John Arlott's aquatint library, 29.10.87", ownership inscription of E. Houston dated 1814 to title, and ink gift note to initial blank dated 1890: "To Dr Gott, Dean of Worcester. From an old parishman at Bramley, 'in memory of many kindnesses received' and with the best wishes of one who will not forget the great good done to the whole parish when Dr Gott was vicar. (?)O'Riley, Bramley, Leeds." Possibly from the library of John Arlott, the author, cricket commentator, and collector of travel & natural history books. John Gott (1830-1906), 3rd Bishop of Truro, served as perpetual curate of Bramley and vicar of Leeds, becoming dean of Worcester in 1885 and Bishop of Truro in 1891, in which position he presided over the completion of Truro Cathedral. Ref: 23493show full image..
[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 (1734–1826) employed the architect James Wyatt (1746–1813) 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 (1748–1817) 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