Antiquarian Booksellers Association
Unsworth's Booksellers
International League of Antiquarian Booksellers

Burke, Peter; Harrison, Brian; Slack, Paul (eds.): Civil Histories: Essays presented to Sir Keith Thomas. Oxford University Press, 2000. First edition. 8vo., pp. xiv, 399. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine, very slightly cocked spine to corners bumped. Dust-jacket, light shelf-wear with creasing towards top edge. Still a very good copy overall.   Ref: 53750 
£30
enquire
Burrows, Daron (trans.): The Life of Saint Clement: A Translation of La Vie de Seint Clement. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2016. 8vo., pp.. Hardback: laminated boards. New: unopened in publisher's shrink-wrap. Volume 488 in the Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies and Volume 10 in The French of England Translation ACMRS series.   Ref: 53720 
£12
enquire

Caesar, Gaius Julius: Opera Quae Exstant. [Heidelberg:] apud Hieronymum Commelinum, 1595. 24mo., pp. 504, [xlviii]. Woodcut border to title-page, head-pieces and initials, single-line borders around text. Some fore-edges unopened. Occasional pencil notes (numbers) to margins. Smudgy mark to title-page, old and yellowed tape repair to leaf D1, hole to bottom margin pp.461-472, smudged monogram(?) to p.477 obscuring some text, leaf G1 with small hole at head affecting two words, worming to final 5 leaves affecting text to the last two (index). Contemporary limp vellum, title inked to spine and faintly to upper board, and to bottom edge of text block. Ties lost, new endpapers stuck in with small loss to old ffep, bottom corner of old rear free endpaper torn away. A very scarce miniature edition by the great Flemish scholar-printer J?r?me Commelin (1550?-1597), which escapes the notice of both Dibdin and Schweiger. Scarce in the British Isles, with COPAC locating only two copies in the Bodleian and one at Eton College. VD16 ZV 5270   Ref: 54143  show full image..
£300
enquire
Caesar, Gaius Julius: (O.Donnell, James J., trans.:) The War for Gaul: A New Translation. Princeton & Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2019. First edition. 8vo., pp. xlv, 275. Map of Gaul to text. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Unused, a hint only of shelf-dust: a fine copy.   Ref: 54504 
£10
enquire

Calderwood, David: Altare Damascenum, seu Ecclesiae Anglicanae politia, Ecclesiae Scoticanae obtrusa [?]. Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: Apud Cornelium Boutesteyn, 1708. 4to., pp.[viii], 782, [x]. Title-page in red and black with woodcut printer's device. Woodcut initials and end-pieces. Divisional title page for 'De regimine Scotican? ecclesi?'. Inkstamps to preliminary blanks (edges tattered) and to p. 17. Occasional light spotting. A little faint dampstaining to gutter up to about p.50, a few tiny scorch marks. Contemporary vellum, title inked to spine, plain frames and borders, blind embossed centrepieces, edges sprinkled red. Spine a bit darkened, a few scratches, very good. To ffep, preliminary blank and margin of p.17 an inkstamp reading: From the Library of Rev. Owen Thomas, D.D., Liverpool. Purchased and Present by Mr William Thomas, Bootle, Liverpool. The Theological College, Bala. December 1891. First published in 1621 in Amsterdam as 'The altar of Damascus or the patern of the English hierarchie, and Church policie obtruded upon the Church of Scotland', the greatly expanded Latin edition 'Altare Damascenum' followed in 1623. Calderwood (1575-1650) wrote both whilst living in the Netherlands, having been banished for 'resolutely oppos[ing] to the attempts of James VI to reintroduce episcopacy into the Church of Scotland'. (ODNB)   Ref: 54396  show full image..
£225
enquire

Callimachus: [Bentley, Thomas, ed.:] Hymni et epigrammata: quibus accesserunt Theognidis carmina: nec non epigrammata centum septuaginta sex ex anthologia Gr?ca, Quorum magna pars non ante separatim excusa est. His adjuncta est Galeni suasoria ad artes. Notas addidit, atque omnia emendate imprimenda curavit Londini [London]: Londini : impensis Gul. Thurlbourne Bibliopolae Cantab. Veneunt apud J. Nourse, P. 1741. 8vo., pp. xviii, 243, [i], 52, [i]. Parallel Greek and Latin texts. Some woodcut ornaments. Very clean internally. Contemporary brown calf, gilt spine with title label, edges sprinkled red. Boards a little scuffed, very good indeed. Thomas Bentley (1693-1742) was a nephew of the much more celebrated Richard Bentley (1662-1742), and this edition is sometimes erroneously attributed to the latter. It seems that the editors of Museum Criticum, referred to by Dibdin, were particularly alive to this ambiguity and gave the following scathing assessment: 'An edition of the Hymns and a few epigrams, with notes for the use of schools, was printed in 1741 and reprinted in 1751 by Thomas Bentley, the nephew of the Doctor, in the same volume with parts of Theognis, and the A?yos IpoTpeus of Galen. Of this publication Mr. Blomfield, as far as we have observed, takes not the slightest notice: which is surprising, if he were aware of the character given to it by the prince of Bibliographers, Dr. Harwood, who declares it to be 'not inferior to any edition of Callimachus'. Were it not for the fear of differing from so great authority, we should certainly pronounce the notes to be flimsy, drivelling, and useless. Our motive for naming the book at all, is this: No name appearing in the title-page, (though it is quoted as Thomas Bentley's by Ernesti and others), the booksellers, well knowing the advantage of a name in marking a price, entitle this work in their Catalogues Callimachus Bentlei, and purchasers are deluded by the idea of its being the production of the illustrious Master of Trinity College, whose name every body has heard associated with that of Callimachus.' Museum Criticum or Cambridge Classical Researches Vol. II, 1826 (p.150). ESTC T83008; Dibdin I 4th ed. 369.   Ref: 54215  show full image..
£200
enquire
Callow, John: King In Exile. James 11: Warrior, King and Saint, 1689-1701. Gloucestershire: Sutton Publishing, 2004. First edition. 8vo., pp. vi, 454+ plates. Maps and illustrations. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine, very good. Dust-jacket, spine sunned to a uniform lighter blue without affecting lettering, slight creasing on top edge, otherwise very good.   Ref: 54259 
£30
enquire

Calpurnius Siculus, Titus; Nemesianus, Marcus Aurelius Olympius: Bucolica. Nuper a situ, & squallore vindicata, nouisque commentarijs exposita opera, ac studio Roberti Titii Burgensis. Florentiae [Florence]: Apud Philippum Iunctam, 1590. 4to., pp. [viii], 206, [4]. Later limp vellum (binder's waste containing 17th century printed matter), spine lettered in ink, lower edge of text-block also lettered in ink. Small stain to upper forecorner at beginning and end, a little spotting elsewhere. Binding somewhat soiled, ties lost. Old paper shelfmark label to spine, old inscription to final page of text ('C. de ? Torrepalma?'). The Eclogues of Calpurnius Siculus, Roman poet of uncertain date (though certainly post-Virgil) and Marcus Aurelius Olympius Nemesianus of the 3rd-century AD, as edited by Roberto Titi (1551-1609), professor at Bologna. Eleven bucolic poems survive in the manuscript tradition attributed to Calpurnius, though four were obviously of different authorship and are now firmly placed under Nemesianus's name The editio princeps was printed by Sweynheym and Pannartz and numerous editions followed, with this one having some of the most substantial commentary, including Titi's work and commentary in the form of a letter by Ugolino Martelli (1519-1592). Adams C155; CNCE 47089.   Ref: 53229  show full image..
£600
enquire
Carlyon, Les: Gallipoli: Sydney, Australia: Pan Macmillan: 2002. 8vo., pp. vii, 600 + plates. Maps and illustrations. Paperback. Light signs of use, very good. Neat ink gift inscription to a previous owner on half-title.   Ref: 54242 
£10
enquire
Carr, John: Fighting Emperors of Byzantium. Barnsley: Pen & Sword, 2015. First edition. 8vo., pp. x, 277 + b/w plates. Hardback: dark blue cloth, silver-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Unused, a hint only of shelf-wear: a fine copy.   Ref: 53864 
£12
enquire