Stone, Lawrence: Uncertain Unions: Marriage in England 1660-1753. Oxford University Press, 1992. First edition. 8vo., pp. xiii, 281 + plates. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine, fine. Dust-jacket, very good. Ref: 53574
Strathern, Paul: The Venetians. A New History: From Marco Polo to Casanova. New York: Pegasus Books, 2013. First edition thus. 8vo., pp. [xiv], 354 + colour plates. 4 maps. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Unused, a hint only of shelf-wear: a fine copy. First published in the UK in 2012 as 'The Spirit of Venice: from Marco Polo to Casanova'. Ref: 53861
Taylor, Frederick: Dresden: Tuesday 13 February 1945. London: Bloomsbury, 2004. First edition. 8vo., pp. xvi, [vi (maps)], 518, [iv] + plates. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. 1cm tear to lower margin of one leaf, light toning towards page-edges, boards a little marked, dust-jacket creased to edges. Despite these small faults listed, still a very good copy. Ref: 53561
Thurley, Simon: Men from the Ministry: How Britain Saved Its Heritage. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2013. First edition. 8vo., pp. viii, 294, inc. illustrations. Hardback: black cloth, silver-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Unused, a touch only of shelf-wear: a fine copy. Ref: 53930
Tinniswood, Adrian: The Verneys: A True Story of Love, War and Madness in Seventeenth-Century England. London: Jonathan Cape, 2007. First edition. 8vo., pp. xxii, 570 + plates. Hardback: black cloth, silver-lettered to spine, Dust-jacket, lightly sun-faded and creased with moderate shelf-wear. From the library of Prof. William Lamont, without written evidence of ownership but with his pen-scoring to outer margins against passages of particular interest. Ref: 53729
Trexler, Richard C.: Religion in Social Context in Europe and America, 1200-1700. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2002. 8vo., pp. 590. Hardback. Dust-jacket. New: unopened in publisher's shrink-wrap. Ref: 53391
[Waldensians] (Mitchell, A.W.:) The Waldenses: Sketches of the Evangelical Christians of the Valleys of Piedmont. With Illustrations on Wood, drawn by Doepler, and Engraved by Lyons, Louderback, Orr and Roberts. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, [1853.] First edition. 8vo, pp. 392 + 12 plates, including frontispiece and additional vignette title-page, as called for, a few illustrations in the text. Plates somewhat browned, a few leaves lightly foxed, a good copy. Blue cloth, gilt, spine gilt, upper board and edges a little faded, but still good. Not in Bib. Valdese. Ref: 53492show full image..
[Waldensians] Bracebridge, Charles Holte:) Authentic Details of the Valdenses, in Piemont and Other Countries; with abridged translations of 'L'Histoire des Vaudois,' par Bresse, and 'La Rentree Glorieuse,' d'Henri Arnaud, with the ancient Valdensian Catechism. To which are subjoined original letters, written during a residence among the Vaudois of Piemont an London: John Hatchard and Son, 1827. First edition. 8vo. pp. [viii], 464 + 12 plates. Plates toned with some transfer to adjacent leaves (including title-page), very occasional foxing. 19th-century half calf over marbled boards, spine gilt, gilt-lettered morocco label. Extremities and boards a bit rubbed. 19th-century memento bookplate of Capt. Gervase Petty Sleigh to front pastedown; ex-dono inscription to Joseph Walton from John Sleigh Esq. (1885); John Sleigh's autograph to first leaf of text. First edition of this important history of the Valdenses based on authentic documents and on the personal journey to Piedmont and other countries of the author, Charles Holte Bracebridge (1799-1872) of Atherstone Hall, Warwickshire. Among the places he visited was Schoenberg, the place of exile of the Valdenses in the early 18th century. Bracebridge also discussed the famous scarf of the pastor Henri Arnaud, probably donated to him by Vittorio Amedeo II, Duke of Savoy, saying it had been taken to Holland. Gervase Petty Sleigh (1854-1883) was captain on HMS Flagship Regent in Siam. Hugon-Gonnet, 'Bibliografia Valdese', 40. Ref: 53277show full image..
[Waldensians] Worsfold, J.N.: The Vaudois of Piedmont: a Visit to their Valleys, with a Sketch of Their Remarkable History as a Church and People. London: J. F. Shaw & Co., 1873. First edition. 8vo., pp. viii, 134, 16 + map frontispiece, publisher's catalogue at rear. Frontispiece partly detached, a little light toning. Original publisher's green cloth, gilt, head and foot of spine a bit rubbed. Bookplate of the Church Association Library to front pastedown, their stamp at head of title, modern label of the Latimer Collection to ffep. The first edition of this 'topographical' history of the Waldenses to the 19th century, narrated through a journey undertaken by the author through Piedmont, their place of origin. The author, Rev. J.N. Worsfold, was Vicar of Christ Church, London. Bibliografia Valdese n.93. Ref: 53766show full image..
[Westminster Magazine] The Laughing Philosopher. Dublin: James Williams, 1777. First edition in book form. 12mo., pp.[vi], 244. Ornately engraved title-page with vignette. Running title is 'Momus: or, the laughing philosopher'. Small ink blot to top edge of text block, which is slightly visible at very edge of head margins. Occasional faint marks but very good. Some lightly pencilled notes to the index describing certain pieces as 'good' or 'tr?s bon'. Contemporary calf mottled in a diagonal pattern, neatly rebacked in a lighter brown with recent label, corners repaired, very good. To front paste-down, engraved bookplate with crest of Edward Butler of Carlow; modern bookplate of Peter Stewart Young of Tillingham. Originally printed serially in The Westminster Magazine (1772-1782). Titles include: 'A Ramble through Covent Garden'; 'Humorous description of the House of Commons'; On the present fashionable Mode of Dressing Ladies' Hair'; 'Some curious Specimens of Problematical Oratory' and 'An Attempt to explain what the undefinable Je ne sais quoi is'. ESTC T64895. Ref: 54414show full image..