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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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Hughes, H. Stuart: Consciousness and Society: The Reorientation of European Social Thought 1890-1930. Brighton: Harvester Press, 1979. 8vo., pp. xi, [i], 433, [i], [xv], [i]. Dark grey cloth, silver title to spine. Headcap a little creased, very good. Reprint. First published in the UK in 1959 by MacGibbon & Kee.   Ref: 51503 
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Jiménez, José Maria Rodriguez: El Hexametro de Apolonio de Rodas (Estudio por Ordenador). Madrid: Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 1992. Doctoral thesis. 8vo., pp. xiii, 506. Bound in red faux-leather boards, gilt-lettered, corners slightly bumped, otherwise very good indeed.   Ref: 50358 
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Jones, Martin: Colonel Leake in the Mani. A Digest of Chapters 7, 8 and 9 of William Martin Leakes's Travels in the Morea (London, 1830). Brighton, Sussex, Book Guild Publishing, 2012. First edition of this abridgement. Small 8vo., pp. xxii, 105. Black cloth, gilt-lettered. Dust-jacket. Fine.   Ref: 53030 
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Kealey, Edward J.: Harvesting the Air. Windmill Pioneers in Twelfth-Century England. Woodbridge, Suffolk: The Boydell Press, 1987. First UK edition. 8vo., pp. xi, 307. Black cloth, silver lettering to spine, dust-jacket. Slight shelf-wear, very good.   Ref: 53017 
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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: 50494 
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Knox, Peter E. (ed.): A Companion to Ovid. Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. Large 8vo., 258 x 183 mm, pp. xviii, 534. Black cloth, silver-lettered. Dust-jacket. A slightest hint only of dust to edges, but unused: as new. In the series, 'Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World'.   Ref: 53023 
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Leland, John: (Hearne, Thomas, ed.:) The Itinerary of John Leland the Antiquary, in Nine Volumes. The Second Edition: Collated and Improved from the Original MS. With the Addition also of a General Index. Oxford: printed at the Theatre, 1745. Second edition. 9 volumes, 8vo., pp. [xiv], xxv, [i], 146, [ii]; [iv], xvi, 139, [i]; x, 172, [ii]; xvi, 172; xxviii, 166; xviii, 146; xxvi, 143, [i]; xlviii, 104; 45, [i]; xliv, [ii], 134, 83, [i] + 3 plates (2 to vol.II and 1 folding to vol.VIII). Many further illustrations in the text, index to all volumes at rear of vol.VIII. A little occasional light foxing mostly limited to first and final leaves but generally very clean and bright within. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spines with raised bands, orange morocco title labels (one partially lost), plain gilt borders, edges sprinkled red, marbled endpapers. A little rubbed, top edges slightly dusty, vols. 6, 8 & 9 upper joints just starting at tail but still an exceptionally handsome set. The second edition of the important 'itineraries' of the poet and antiquary John Leland (c.1503-1552), who made a number of trips around England and Wales under some kind of commission from the king to do research in libraries. Continuing his travels he made regular notes intending to produce a number of works, none of which appeared. Nonetheless, 'his undertaking was an extraordinarily ambitious one and marks the beginning of English topographical studies' (ODNB). Leland's notes found their way into the Bodleian and, recognising their importance, sub-librarian Thomas Hearne (1678-1735) arranged for their printing in 1710-12. Only 120 copies of the first edition were printed, meaning that it quickly became prohibitively expensive and very difficult to obtain. This second edition, still running to only 350 copies, followed after Hearne's death. The series title-page is dated 1745, while the individual title-pages show 1740. ESTC T135478   Ref: 51571 
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[Livy] Livius Patavinus, Titus: (Weissenborn, W[ilhelm]; Müller, H[ermann Johannes], eds.:) Ab Urbe Condita Libri. Berlin: Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1879; 1880; 1881; 1882; 1876; 1877; 1877; 1877; 18 10 vols. (some in multiple parts ) bound in 4. 8vo., underlining and scholarly annotations. Lightly toned throughout, occasional light foxing. Contemporary half dark brown sheep, raised bands and gilt titles to spines, brown marbled paper boards, edges sprinkled red. Spines lightly rubbed but surprisingly sturdy for sheep, edges a little worn. A very good, scholarly set. To each front paste-down a tiny blue Blackwell's of Oxford label, each near-obscuring a small inkstamp beneath. To title-pages of vols. II-IV, pencil inscription of Louis C. Purser; to vol.II he adds the date May 1883, to vol. III he adds 'Trinity College, Dublin' and to vol. IV he adds the later date Aug. 1883. He also adds annotations, only a few to vols. I-II but far more to vols. III-IV. Louis Claude Purser (1854–1932) was an Irish classical scholar who spent his whole career at Trinity College. The work for which he is best remembered is his edition of Cicero's letters, which began in 1882 when he assisted Tyrell with the second volume of The Correspondence of Cicero (1886). His efforts increased during the preparation of each subsequent volume (1890, 1894, 1897, 1899), and by the end of the work he was the predominant contributor. Purser appears to have had an extremely modest and anxious nature, which led him to resign from several academic posts despite the protests of his colleagues. 'Purser's scholarship was marked by a literary gift and historical grasp as well as by minute and exhaustive criticism of text and language, and he will be remembered by The Correspondence of Cicero. His output is impossible to quantify precisely, for besides a critical text of Cicero's letters in the Oxford Classical Texts series (Ad familiares, 1901, and Ad Atticum, 1903), an edition of Apuleius's Story of Cupid and Psyche (1910), work on Sidonius Apollinaris and Prudentius in later years, and contributions to Hermathena and the Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, much of his work was inextricably involved with that of other scholars, whose books he completed and revised when they were stricken by illness. His completion of the edition of Ovid's Heroides by his colleague Arthur Palmer was praised with uncharacteristic warmth by A. E. Housman.' (ODNB)   Ref: 52199 
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Lockwood, Dean Putnam: Ugo Benzi. Medieval Philosopher and Physician 1376-1439. The Univesity of Chicago Press, 1951. First edition. 8vo., pp. xvi, 441. Cloth, gilt-lettered, spine slightly cocked, top edge inked red, edges lightly dusted, very good. Ownership inscription in pen of 'Miriam Ervin Reeve 1955' to f.f.e.p.   Ref: 48991 
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