De Bèze, Théodore; Muret, Marc-Antoine; Secundus, Joannes: Poemata; Juvenilia; Juvenilia. Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden] [i.e. Paris]: s.n. [Barbou] 1757. Small 8vo. (155 x 90mm), pp. [ii], iv, 124 + portrait frontispiece; x, 11-106 + portrait frontispiece; iv, [i], 4-156. No loss to the 3rd work, just unusual pagination, and no portrait called for. Woodcut printer's device (formerly used by the Elzevirs) to each title-page. Occasional very light foxing. Contemporary brown mottled calf, spine gilt with dark red morocco label, gilt borders and dentelles, a.e.g., marbled endpapers, pink ribbon bookmark bound in. Spine a little creased, very light wear to endcaps and corners, a very good, attractive copy. Three highlights of 16th-century Neo-Latin poetry, bound together as usual. All three title-pages bear a false imprint, 'Lugduni Batavorum'; according to Brunet this edition was actually published in Paris by Barbou, and it does indeed have the appearance of a Barbou book. The first work comprises the poems of the Calvinist theologian Théodore de Bèze (or Theodorus Beza, 1519-1605,) originally published in Paris in 1548. He is most known for his editions of the New Testament: a Latin translation and a Greek critical edition. The Juvenilia of Marc-Antoine Muret (or Marcus Antonius Muretus, 1526-1585) was first published in 1552. A Classical scholar, as well as writing poetry he lectured in schools in France and Italy and was involved with the rediscovery and interpretation of ancient texts. The final work is that of Janus Secundus Nicolai Hagiensis (1511-1536). The first publication of his works was posthumous, Secundus having died very young, and appeared in Utrecht in 1541. It was edited by his brother Marius. Secundus is primarily remembered for his love poems, often known as the 'kissing poet' for his variations on two kiss poems by Catullus. Brunet I, 239 Ref: 52284show full image..
De Halacsy, E.: Conspectus Florae Graecae, Volumes I-III & Supplements I-II. Lehre: Verlag von J. Cramer, 1968. Reprint. 3 vols. and 2 supplements bound as 2 vols., 8vo., pp. [viii], 825, [i]; [vi], 612; [ii], xxv, [i], 519; [v], 132; 105, [i]. Only very slightly toned, clean within. Dark blue cloth, gilt titles to spines. A little scuffed, some corners bumped, edges a bit dusty with a scatter of light foxing to endpapers but very good. Reprint of the editions originally published 1901, 1902 & 1904 (vols. I-III) and 1908 & 1912 (supplements I-II). Tome LXVIII, parts 1 and 2 in J.Cramer and H.K. Swann's Historiae Naturalis Classica series. Ref: 51973show full image..
De Voiture, Vincent: Les lettres de Mr de Voiture. Cologne: Jacques le Jeune, 1685. 12mo. pp. , 565, , including engraved title from 1687 Brussels edition. Woodcut initials and ornaments. Slight browning or marginal foxing, engraved title and verso of last leaf little dust-soiled. Contemporary vellum over boards. Little rubbed, few ancient stains, traces of red wax to pastedown. Scarce pirated edition -- with the false imprint 'Cologne, Jacques le Jeune, 1685', but produced in The Hague probably a few years later (see Weller, 'Die falschen und fingierten Druckarte'). It is an exact reprint of L. Marchant's Brussels edition of 1687, of which it includes the engraved title. Vincent Voiture (1597-1648) was in the service of Cardinal Richelieu and Louis XIII, and one of the earliest members of the Académie française. Whilst he never published anything in his lifetime, a collection of his letters and verse published posthumously made him fashionable among the intellectual elites. Among his correspondents were Cardinal Mazarin and the Duchess of Savoy. Ref: 53273show full image..
Dearn, T. D. W.: An Historical, Topographical and Descriptive Account of the Weald of Kent. Cranbrook: S. Reader, 1814. First edition. 4to. pp. , (vii), , (lvi), 277, , (vi). With 9 steel-engraved plates. Edges untrimmed and somewhat dust-soiled, offsetting from plates, slight foxing to first few leaves, occasionally elsewhere. Modern half calf over marbled boards, raised bands, spine gilt, gilt-lettered morocco label. Couple of small stains to rear cover. Bookplate of Ernest Bryan Gipps to front pastedown. Superbly-illustrated work on the history and topography of Kent. Each chapter is devoted to a locality, including Ashurst, Cranbrook, Leigh, High Halden, Tunbridge and the Ilse of Oxney. The section of Penshurst, immortalised by Ben Jonson, includes an account focusing on the 16th century, with mentions of Sir Philip Sidney. In addition to an engraved map of the Weald of Kent, 8 further steel-engraved plates - designed by the author and cut by M. Dubourg - illustrate city and country views of Cranbrook, Hemsted Benenden (its mansion and church), Bonnington Church and the remains of Trinity Chapel, Angley House, Elfords (Hawkhurst), Moor House and Fowlers (Hawkhurst). Ref: 53179show full image..
Deaver, Jeffery: Carte Blanche. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 2011. First Edition. 8vo., pp. [xii], 436. Red cloth, red metallic title to spine and 007 logo to upper board., fine. Waterstone's 'Signed by the Author' sticker and very minor smudges to white dustwrapper, near fine. Author's signature to title-page. Ref: 43290
[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 (1778–1841). 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
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
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
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 (1898–1969), 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
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