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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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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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Hunter, Joseph: Hallamshire. The History and Topography of the Parish of Sheffield in the County of York: with Historical and Descriptive Notices of the Parishes of Ecclesfield, Hansworth, Treeton, and Whiston, and of the Chapelry of Bradfield. London: Printed for the Author, by Richard and Arthur Taylor: Published by Lackington, Hughes, Hardi 1819. Large paper copy, folio, pp.x, [ii], 299, [i] + engraved portrait frontispiece and 8 further plates, further engravings in the text. List of subscribers. Occasional marginalia, plates slightly foxed, small tears to frontis., title and leaf 2Q, all repaired. Recent half brown calf with marbled paper boards, gilt and blind tooling to spine, t.e.g., other edges uncut. Some light scuffs to spine, edges dusty, very good. Embossed stamp 'Ex Libris LMP MCMLXII' to f.f.e.p.. Letter dated 1925 to Mrs Dearden of Attercliffe Common, Sheffield loosely inserted. Joseph Hunter (1783-1861) established his reputation as an antiquary relatively late in life with this study of the Sheffield area, and a follow-up on Doncaster a decade later. He performed his research in London and Oxford on holidays from his home in Somerset, finding time to also visit his home city of Sheffield when he could, and borrowing manuscripts when he couldn't.   Ref: 49000 
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Hussey, J.M. (ed.:) The Cambridge Medieval History Volume IV: The Byzantine Empire. Part II: Government, Church and Civilisation. Cambridge at the University Press 1967. This vol. only. First edition, 8vo., pp. xlii, 517 + 30 pp. plates. Three lightly skinned patches to title-page where library marks have been rubbed away. Green buckram cloth, gilt title to spine. Endcaps a little creased, tape-mark to front paste-down running the length of the fore-edge, edges a little dusty with remainder mark at head. Without dust-jacket, but a good, sound copy. Edited by J.M. Hussey witht the assitance of D.M. Nicol and G. Cowan.   Ref: 51993 
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[Ireland, William Henry, ed.:] Memoirs of Jeanne D'Arc, Surnamed La Pucelle D'Orleans; with the History of Her Times. London: printed for Robert Triphook, 1824. 2 vols. 8vo., pp. [viii], clxii, 239, [I] + 2 plates, 1 of which folding; [viii], cccxix, [I], 144. Sporadic foxing, some toning to plates with transfer to adjacent pages. Half green morocco, marbled paper-covered boards, raised bands, gilt title to spine, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, marbled endpapers. Spines faded and a little scratched, joints and endcaps rubbed, a little scuffed but still very good overall. Armorial bookplate of Sir Robert Peel and later bookplate of John Porter to front paste-down of the first volume. Small inkstamp, 'Mentmore' to half-title. Copy from the library of Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850), law reformer and creator of the modern police force.   Ref: 50438 
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