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[Diamond Classics] Tasso, Torquato: La Gerusalemme Liberata. London: William Pickering, 1822. 2 vols. in 1. 24mo., pp. [iv], 199, [i]; [iii], 204-405, [iii], + portrait frontispiece and additional engraved frontispiece, including single-leaf publisher's catalogue at rear. Some toning to frontis, additional title-page and title-page but otherwise clean.Contemporary black morocco with gilt spine, borders and dentelles, a.e.g., scarlet endpapers. Joints a little rubbed but still a very good, attractively-bound copy. Ownership inscription of Elizabeth Frances Drury (b.1809) of Harrow to a preliminary blank. She was the daughter of respected Classical scholar and Harrow School master Henry Joseph Thomas Drury (17781841). First issue of this edition from Pickering's 'Diamond Classics' series. Dedicated to George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834), the renowned bibliophile. Keynes p.63, 91   Ref: 51908 
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Dickinson, William Croft (ed.:) A Source Book of Scottish History. From Earliest Times to 1424; 1424 to 1567; 1567 to 1707. London: Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., 1952. 3 vols. 8vo., pp. x, 218; vii, 230; x, 501. Cloth, gilt. Spines sunned and a little cocked, corner-tips slightly bumped, surface scratch to rear board of vol. I.   Ref: 37089 
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Dicuil; (Letronne, A[ntoine-Jean], ed.:) Recherches Géographiques et Critiques sur le Livre de Mensura Orbis Terræ, Composé en Irelande, au Commencement du Neuviéme Siécle, par Dicuil; Suivies du Texte Restitué par A. Letronne. Paris: Chez Germain Mathiot, 1814. 8vo., pp. [ii], 249, [i], 94. Text in French and Latin. Toned, light stain radiating from top fore-edge corner through most of text-block but not obscuring text. Later olive green paper, brown cloth gilt label to spine, endpapers replaced, edges sprinkled. Spine a little darkened, end-caps slightly creased, top edge dusted. Liber de Mensura Orbis Terrae was originally published by Walckenaer in 1807. This edition is based on two mss. in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, with additional readings obtained from the collation of the Venice and Florence mss.   Ref: 47047 
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Diogenes Laertius: De Vitis ac moribus priscorum philosophorum Libri X. [Coloniae] Cologne: Ex officina Eucharij Cervicorni, 1542 8vo. Latin text. [xxxii], 671pp., [1]. Decorated initials. Title dust-soiled, little toning, intermittent light water stain to lower outer blank corners, small worm hole to lower outer corner if gatherings 2C-2T, occasionally just touching text, a couple more holes to outer blank margin of last three leaves. Contemporary German pigskin, double blind ruled to a panel design, outer border with half-figures of prophets, Christ and St John in blind, blind-tooled fleurons to centre panel, raised bands, title inked to spine. Upper cover a bit wormed, edges little rubbed. Bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to front pastedown, 18th-century and earlier notes on the edition or the author, occasional early underlining. Latin translation of Diogenes Laertius's Greek account of the lives of the ancient philosophers, with, according to the title, 'numerous lines omitted by previous editors'. The figures of the prophets bear a strong resemblance to those on another 16th-century binding, produced in Ebling, Prussia (EBDB r004189). Adams D483; USTC 637609.   Ref: 53157 
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Dionysius of Halicarnassus: (Roberts, W. Rhys, ed.:) The Three Literary Letters (Ep. ad Ammaeum I, Ep. ad Pompeium, Ep. ad Ammaeum II). The Greek Text Edited with English Translation, Fascimile, Notes, Glossary of Rhetorical and Grammatical Terms, Bibliography, and Introductory Essay on Dionysius as a Literary Critic. Cambridge University Press, 1901. First edition. 8vo., pp. xiv, 232 + frontispiece. Quarter red cloth backed burgundy boards, gilt, corners slightly bumped, a little foxing mainly to preliminaries, slightly slackened at gutters to top pp. xiv/1 & and bottom pp. 96/7, but still good. Edges uncut. 'Presentation Copy' perforated stamp to title page. Slight remaining hint of circular stamp to front paste-down. Ownership inscriptions of 'C.D.N. Costa, 20.iii 69' to front paste-down and 'Granville Conway, Cantarbrigiae, mensa Iulia.mcmxxxv' to ffep. This is perhaps Captain Granville Conway (18981969), born in Cambridge, Maryland, who served as Shipping Advisor to the Presidents and their Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Roosevelt and Truman administrations. He received the Medal for Merit in 1947.   Ref: 50901 
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Dmitrieva, Olga; Abramova, Natalya (eds): Britannia and Muscovy. English Silver at the Court of the Tsars. Yale University Press, 2006 4to., 254 x 238 mm., pp. 303. Lavishly illustrated. Black cloth, silver title to spine. Dust-jacket with very light shelf wear, near fine.   Ref: 52345 
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[Drainage] The Laws of Sewers; or the Office and Authority of Commissioners of Sewers. Containing, I. Their Power of Enquiry into Annoyances and Defects of Repairs of Sea-Banks and Walls, publick Streams and Rivers, Ditches and Marsh-Grounds. II. The Authority of the Commissioners [London] In the Savoy: Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling, (Assigns of Edw. Sayer, Esq.) for 1726. First edition. 8vo. [8], 199pp., [1]. Ink splash to F5-F8, small paper flaw to lower outer blank corner of N and outer edge of B, minor tear with no loss to upper blank margin of N8, occasional very slight marginal spotting. Contemporary polished calf, double blind ruled, gilt-lettered morocco label to spine. Rebacked. First edition of the first comprehensive reference work on the English laws on sewers, encompassing sea banks, public streams and rivers, ditches and marsh grounds, and the authority of the Commissioners of Sewers as established by the Commissions of Sewers Act 1708. With a final section ( 64pp.) on ordinances relating to Romney Marsh and others marshes and fens. ESTC T130363; Goldsmiths 6437.   Ref: 53089 
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Eckhart, Meister: (Schurmann, Reiner, trans. with commentary:) Meister Eckhart: Mystic & Philosopher. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1978. First English edition thus. 8vo., pp. xviii, 268. Hardback: brown cloth, edges lightly dusted, very good. Cream dust-jacket, somewhat worn and grubby with a few closed tears to spine and edges, still good. First published in French in 1972. Part of the Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy series.   Ref: 53222 
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Edwards, Robert R. & Ziegler, Vickie: Matrons and Marginal Women in Medieval Society. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1995. First edition. 8vo., pp. xi, 127. Hardback: red cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Spine only slightly cocked, very light shelf-wear, still a very good copy overall. A collection of essays, now revised with additions, from papers presented at the eponymous conference held at Pennsylvania State University in 1991.   Ref: 53328 
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Elias, Norbert: (Jephcott, Edmund, trans.:) The Civilizing Process: The History of Manners. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1978. First UK edition. 8vo., pp. xviii, 310, (iv index), (ii Mole Editions statement). Hardback: brown cloth, lettering in black to spine. Boards slightly faded towards edges, bottom corners bumped. White dust-jacket, red title very faded on spine, creased with small closed tears along edges. Generally shop-worn and dusty, but still a good, internally clean copy. Ownership inscription of Anne Murcott to ffep. First published as 'Uber den Prozess der Zivilisation' in Basel in 1939.   Ref: 53265 
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