Catullus; Tibullus; Propertius: Pristino nitori restituti, & ad optima Exemplaria emendati. Accedunt Fragmenta Cornelio Gallo inscripta. Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: [n.pr. but A. U. Coustelier?], 1743. 12mo, pp. xvi, 344 + frontispiece and 2 other engraved plates. Early 20th-century rust-coloured morocco, smooth spine and front board somewhat amateurishly lettered in gilt with a gilt monogram to front board. Some light spotting, a dampmark to frontispiece, two leaves with blank fore-corner torn away. Binding marked, slightly rubbed at extremities, pastedowns creased. An early volume from the 'Barbou Collection', a series of small-format Latin classics imitative of the work of the Elsevirs, which was taken over by Joseph Barbou in the 1750s. The project was started by Antoine-Urbain Coustelier in the early 1740s, making this one of the first titles issued. It appears in two variants, as here with an anonymous and probably false Leiden imprint, and also with the Paris imprint of Coustelier. The binding is unusual and appears to be the work of an amateur in the early part of the 20th century; the leather is high quality and worked competently if plainly, while the lettering struggles with level, spacing, and mis-strikes. Stylistically (in the leather colour and the face used for the lettering) it has a slight resemblance to the plainest work by Cockerell or the W.H. Smith bindery. Ref: 53790show full image..
Caviness, Madeline Harrison: Sumptuous Arts at the Royal Abbeys in Reims and Braine. Ornatus Elegantiae, Varietate Stupendes. Princeton University Press, 1990. First edition. 4to. (312 x 239mm), pp. xxvi, 401. Hardback: black cloth, light dusting to edges. Dust-jacket, light shelf wear. A very good copy. Ref: 53219
Caviness, Madeline Harrison: The Windows of Christ Church Cathedral Canterbury. London: Oxford University Press for The British Academy, 1981. No. 865 in a Limited Edition of 1025. 4to. (318 x 252mm), pp. xl, 352 + plates. Hardback: black cloth, edges dusted, shelf wear. No dust-jacket. Still a very good copy. Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi, Great Britain - Volume II. Ref: 53218
Chambers, R. W.: Widsith. A study in Old English heroic legend. Cambridge University Press, 1912. First edition. 8vo, pp. ix, , 263, . Occasional annotations inked throughout, slight toning. Red cloth, title gilt-stamped to spine, head and foot of spine bumped, hinges weakened, ownership inscription to front free endpaper and annotations to rear endpapers, but still a good copy overall. Ref: 53457
Champion, Michael W.: Explaining the Cosmos: Creation and Cultural Interaction in Late-Antique Gaza. Oxford University Press, 2014. First edition. 8vo., pp. x, 241. Hardback: black cloth, silver-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Unread, as new. In the series 'Oxford Studies in Late Antiquity'. Ref: 53381
Chardri: (Cartlidge, Neil, trans.:) The Works of Chardri Three Poems in the French of Thirteenth-Century England: The Life of the Seven Sleepers, The Life of St. Josaphaz and The Little Debate. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2015. 8vo., pp. 164. Hardback: laminated boards. New: unopened in publisher's shrink-wrap. Volume 462 in the Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies and Volume 9 in The French of England Translation ACMRS series. Ref: 53709
Chatwin, Bruce: The Viceroy of Ouidah. London: Jonathan Cape, 1980. First edition. 8vo., pp.[iv], 155, [I]. Internally clean. Slight gap between half-title and title, due to backing. Brown cloth, gilt title to spine. Top edge a little dusty, near fine. First edition, first impression, copy of Chatwin's second published work. Ref: 50437
Chillingworth, William: The Religion of Protestants 1638. A Safe Way to Salvation. Menston: Scolar Press, 1972. Facsimile (Original Size). Folio. Small smudgy mark to title-page, otherwise very clean within. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine, small gilt centrepiece to upper board. Fading to spine and to boards towards edges, no dust-jacket, very good overall. Ref: 37560
Chin, Catherine M.: Grammar and Christianity in the Late Roman World. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008. First edition. 8vo., pp. 272. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Unread, a hint only of shelf-wear: almost as new. In the Series: Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion. Ref: 53628
Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Opera Omnia adiectis indicibus et adnotatione. [Lipsiae] Leipzig: Tauchnitz, 1849-50. 10 vols. 12mo. pp. 1: [viii], [xxviii], 282; 2: , 535, ; 3: , 591, ; 4: , 604; 5: , 633, ; 6:  626; 7: , 629, ; 8: , 518; 9: , 511, ; 10: , 587, , , 266. Slight yellowing or toning, first and last few leaves of each vol. somewhat foxed, occasional very minor damp stains to upper blank margin. 19th-century green half calf over nonpareil marbled boards, newer endpapers, raised bands, spine elaborately gilt with rolls of tendrils and geometrical patterns, gilt-lettered morocco label, marbled edges. Boards a bit rubbed. Stamp of Professor R.F.G. Kershaw to few titlepages or front pastedowns; bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to front pastedown of vol. 1; faded autograph 'J. Marshall' to one blank in vol. 10. A 10-volume set of Cicero's complete works -- in uniform, elegant binding with nonpareil marbled boards and matching edges. The nonpareil pattern had been fashionable since the late 1820s, inspired by early 17th-century closely-combed French paper (Wolfe, 'Marbled Paper', p. 189). Ref: 53153show full image..