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Gentili, Bruno; Andreae, Bernard, et al: Studi Italiani di Filologia Classica Vol. I & II. LXXXV Annata; Terza Serie; Volume X, Fascicoli I-II. Firenze: Felice le Monnier, 1992. 2 vols. 8vo., pp. ix, 714; [iv], 718-1202. Pink paperbacks, spines slightly faded. Very minor shelf wear, a very good clean set.   Ref: 50376 
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[Geographi Latini Minores:] (Riese, Alexander ed.:) Geographi Latini Minores. Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 1995. 8vo., pp. xlviii, 174+[i]. Light grey blue cloth, black lettered, minor marks to upper board. A very good copy. Facsimile reprint of 1878 Heilbronn edition.   Ref: 46768 
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[Girard, Guillaume]; Cotton, Charles (trans.): The History of the Life of the Duke of Espernon, the Great Favourite of France. [...] In Three Parts, Containing Twelve Books. Wherein the history of France is continued from the year 1598. where D'Avila leaves off, down to our own times, 1642. London: printed by E. Cotes, and A. Clark, for Henry Brome, 1670. Folio (in 4s), pp. [xx], 190, [ii], 191-416, [ii], 417-651, [i] + 2 portrait frontispieces. Separate title to-page to each part; with the advertisement at foot of p.651 (a variant lacks this advertisement). Title-page in red and black, woodcut initials and head- and tail-pieces. Occasional light spots and foxing, 2 short closed tears to margins of first portrait and a few neat paper repairs to other margins, some faint ink spatters plus a more significant blot to p.232 affecting but not obscuring a few words. 20th-century library binding, quarter dark blue morocco with blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine, edges coloured red, marbled endpapers. A very good copy in a sturdy recent binding. Ink stamps (various styles) of Inner Temple Library to: each frontis, verso; to title-page x3; A2 recto; pages 1, 223, 650, 651 and final leaf verso. Armorial bookplate of Herbert Jacob Esq. of St Stephens, Kent to title-page verso. Herbert Jacob (d.1725) was the son of Sir Abraham Jacob of Dover and inherited his estate, St Stephen's alias Hackington in Canterbury. 'This gentleman, who was bred to the bar, and proved a very efficient magistrate in this county, by his will left a considerable collection of books to the society of the Inner Temple, of which he was a bencher.' (Ireland, England's Topographer) Attributed by Halkett & Laing (2nd ed.) to Guillaume Girard (d.1663), the Duc d'Espernon's secretary who first published his Histoire de la Vie du Duc d'Espernon in 1655. The Duke was a courtier and favourite of Henri III, but was later implicated in the assassination of Henri IV. His Life includes a great deal of information about French history from 1570 until his death in 1642. ESTC R21918   Ref: 52221 
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Goldsmith, Oliver: (Dobson, Austin, ed.; Jellicoe, John & Railton, Herbert, illus.:) The Poems and Plays. London: J.M. Dent and Co., 1889. 2 vols., 8vo., pp. [viii], 234; xxix, [i], 197, [iii] + frontispiece to each volume and 4 further plates. Half faux vellum, sage green cloth boards, red titles to spines, edges uncut. A bit rubbed, spines slightly grubby, endpapers very toned, but still very good copies overall. Large paper limited edition, of which 150 sold in England and 100 in America. This copy number 55.   Ref: 52239 
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Gooder, Eileen A.: Latin for Local History: an Introduction. London: Longmans, 1967. 8vo., pp.x, 147, [i]. Occasional annotations in red and black ink. Orange cloth, gilt title to spine, very good overall. Third impression of the first edition, originally published 1961.   Ref: 51561 
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(Goodwin, Thomas:) The History of the Reign of Henry the Fifth, King of England, &c. In Nine Books. London: printed by J.D. for S. and J. Sprint, J. Robinson, J. Taylor, Andr. Bell, T. Ballard, and B. 1704. Folio, pp. viii, 256, 267-272, 257-266, 273-362 + portrait frontispiece. Preface bound before dedication; pp. 267-272 (i.e. leaves MM2-4) bound out of order, but all present. The appendix has a separate titlepage, with the date 1703. A few neatly pencilled marginal notes. Frontis and title both lightly toned and a bit dusty, odd spots of foxing becoming heavy by final two leaves. Slightly later tan calf, neatly rebacked, raised bands, gilt spine, black title label, blind-tooled border, corners repaired, marbled edges, endpapers renewed. A little scuffed, some smudgy marks, a very good copy. Goodwin's work is beginning to be recognised by modern historians as an important and in some respects innovative early contribution to the historical reputation of Henry V. "Goodwin's study marked a milestone in the study of the reign of Henry V... The chief contrast between Goodwin's work and that of earlier writers on Henry V lies in the broader picture he drew of what kingship was about and, consequently, by what criteria a king might be judged... The history of a reign, as understood and presented by Goodwin, went far beyond the language and 'deeds' (Acta or Gesta) of a single man. It was the history of a national enterprise, guided and led by the king. Although historians may differ today over interpretations regarding this question or that, this success or that failure, and in particular over their understanding of the king's character, that is still, in essence, how we see his reign today." (Allmand). Please see 'Writing History in the Eighteenth Century: Thomas Goodwin's The History of the Reign of Henry the Fifth (1704)', Christopher Allmand's very interesting chapter in Henry V: New Interpretations (2013) for a great deal more information on the scope and innovations of Goodwin's work. ESTC T90148   Ref: 53036 
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Grabowski, Christophe & Rink, John: Annotated Catalogue of Chopin's First Editions. Cambridge University Press, 2010. First edition. 4to., pp. lxxxiv, 909. Hardback: green cloth, light shelf wear to page edges. Dust-jacket, remains of a partially removed price sticker to lower part of front cover. Otherwise, a very good copy.   Ref: 53203 
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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 
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Gransden, Antonia: Historical Writing in England c.550-c.1307. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1974. First edition. 8vo., pp. xxiv, 610. Blue cloth, top edge blue, now faded, otherwise fine. Dust-jacket, with the fading to spine usual to this volume but still very good.   Ref: 53006 
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[Greek Letters] Graecorum veterum selectae ac breves Epistolae. Romae [Rome]: Apud Aloisium Zanettum, 1604. 16mo, pp. 54, [2, blank], 68, [2, blank]. Later vellum, boards bordered with a double gilt fillet, spine infilled with gilt pallets, black morocco label, edges red. Some browning and spotting, top margin occasionally shaved just touching the page number. Vellum somewhat darkened and label a little chipped. Armorial bookplate of the Syston Park library (cut down to fit) to front pastedown. A rare reprint of a collection of excerpts from ancient Greek letters, with following Latin translation, originally published by Morel in Paris several decades earlier and often reprinted; it was almost certainly in regular use as a schoolbook. The epistolary selections are in this edition followed by (though no mention is made on the title-page) the sayings of the seven sages (i.e. Thales, Solon, Cleobulus, et al). Worldcat locates only one copy, at the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale in Rome, though there is also a copy in the Deutsches Archaeologisches Institut.   Ref: 53232 
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