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[Einhard] Eginhartus: (Besselius, Joh. Friedericus; Bolland, Johannes; Goldast, Melchior; Schmincke, Johann Hermann, eds.:) De Vita et Gestis Caroli Magni, Cum Commentario Joh. Friederici Besselii et notis Johannis Bollandi. Traiecti ad Rhenum [Utrecht]: Guilielmi Vande Water, 1711. 4to., pp. [xlii], 248, [18] + 2 folding plates: one engraved, the other a table. Title page in red and black, woodcut printer's device and initials. Title mounted and a bit creased, with very small worm trail, very small browning, edges a bit dusty. Half polished calf over marbled boards, spine gilt with gilt-lettered morocco label. Rubbed. Einhard's (775-840) ground-breaking history of Charlemagne, written in the ninth century - the first biography of a European king. Einhard was employed at court, and put in charge of several construction projects, including the palace at Aachen. In 'De Vita', he provided a celebratory account of Charlemagne's military, political and cultural achievement, with unusual insights into his life and habits. The engraved plate in this edition portrays several coins from his reign and a handsome portrait of the king sitting in majesty. "[...] almost all our real, vivifying knowledge of Charles the Great is derived from Einhard, [...] the Vita Karoli Magni is one of the most precious literary bequests of the early Middle Ages." (Thomas Hodgkin in his Life of Charles the Great (London, 1897).)   Ref: 53352  show full image..
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Fajardo-Acosta, Fidel: Courtly Seductions, Modern Subjections: Troubadour Literature and the Medieval Construction of the Modern World. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2010. 8vo., pp. 267. Hardback: laminated boards. New: unopened in publisher's shrink-wrap.   Ref: 53409 
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Fichtenau, Heinrich: (Kaiser, Denise A., trans.:) Heretics and Scholars in the High Middle Ages 1000-1200 The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1998. First edition in English. 8vo., pp. viii, 403. Hardback: dark-blue cloth, silver-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. A hint only of wear: a fine copy. First published in Germany in 1992.   Ref: 53339 
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French, Katherine: The Good Women of the Parish: Gender and Religion After the Black Death. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008. First edition. 8vo., pp. x, [ii], 337. Hardback: black cloth, silver-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Unread: as new.   Ref: 53369 
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Gardner, Arthur: An Introduction to French Church Architecture. Cambridge University Press, 1938. First edition, pp. vii, [1], 353, including 245 plates. A very good copy. Grey cloth, spine and covers gilt, spine a bit faded, but still good.   Ref: 53481 
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Gasquet, Francis Aidan: The Last Abbot of Glastonbury and his Companions. An Historical Sketch. London: Simpkin Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., 1895. 8vo., pp. [viii], 195, [i] + numerous plates including colour frontispiece. Very occasional faint spots of foxing, small patch of toning to half-title but generally clean within. Dark blue cloth, gilt title to spine and centrepiece to upper board. Slightly cocked, endcaps a little tattered, very slight wear to corners, edges uncut with some therefore becoming brittle but still very good.   Ref: 52228  show full image..
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Gittes, Tobias Foster: Boccaccio's Naked Muse: Eros, Culture, and the Mythopoeic Imagination. University of Toronto Press, 2008. First edition. 8vo., pp. xi, 369. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. A hint of use and dust, very good. In the series: 'Toronto Italian Studies'.   Ref: 53338 
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Glunz, Hans H.: History of the Vulgate in England from Alcuin to Roger Bacon. being an inquiry into the text of some English manuscripts of the Vulgate Gospels. Cambridge University Press, 1933. First edition. 8vo, pp. xx, 383, [1]. Slight toning, but still a very good copy. Blue cloth, title gilt-stamped to spine, dust-jacket, a bit foxed and worn to extremities, with small loss at head of spine, spine toned, upper flap partly torn, ownership inscription to front free endpaper, but still good.   Ref: 53459 
£45
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Goodwin, George: Fatal Rivalry. Flodden 1513: Henry VIII, James IV and the Battle for Renaissance Britain. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2013. First American edition. 8vo., pp. x, 288 + 30 colour plates. Maps. Hardback: half black cloth-backed brown boards, spine silver-lettered. Dust-jacket. Unread: page-edges slightly dusted, otherwise as new. First published in the UK, also in 2013.   Ref: 53387 
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Grafton, Anthony: Defenders of the Text: the Traditions of Scholarship in an Age of Science Cambridge, Mass. & London: Harvard University Press, 1991. First edition. 8vo., pp. 330. Cloth, gilt-lettered to spine, fine. Dust-jacket, slightly faded to spine, very slight edge-wear, very good.   Ref: 53105 
£30
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