Catullus, Gaius Valerius; Tibullus, Albius; Propertius, Sextus: Opera. Birminghamiae [Birmingham]: Johannis Baskerville, 1772. 4to. pp. [ii], 200, 221-372 (i.e. 352, due to usual pagination error). Sporadic light foxing, narrow patch of toning to gutter margin of pp.136-7 seemingly transferred from a ribbon bookmark. a few small pencilled bookseller's notes to front endpapers. 19th-century dark brown straight-grain morocco, spine heavily gilt, boards with gilt and blind tooled frame and borders, all edges gilt, green endpapers. Some surface wear to joints, lightly shelf worn, lower corner of rear board a bit bumped. A very good copy, handsomely bound. Bookplate with crest (small piece of lower corner torn away), of Henry Disbrowe of All Souls. According to Alumni Oxonienses this is likely Henry John Disbrowe of Launceston, a fellow of All Soul's College, Oxford from 1816. He became rector of Welbourne in Lincoln in 1820 and remained there until his death in 1867. To rfep recto, pencilled inscription of Thomas Thorp dated Dec. 2nd 1938. Leaves A2 and H3, often cancelled, are both found here in their original state; misnumeration and other errors as usual. Also available in 12mo., this 4to. version was priced on publication at a guinea, though copies were advertised for sale at 18s. on 9th July 1773; 780 copies remained in stock in 1775. Dibdin describes this edition, based on Coustelier's 1743 production, as 'very beautiful', though 'not esteemed for accuracy' (Dibdin I (4th edn.) 377). ESTC T6260; Gaskell 44; Graesse 287; Moss 1263 Ref: 52193show full image..
Catullus; Tibullus; Propertius: Opera. Londini [London]: Impensis J. F. & C. Rivington, T. Longman, & T. Cadell, 1776. 12mo, pp. [xxx], 243, . Slightly later vellum boards, spine lettered in gilt, marbled edges and endpapers. Some light spotting. Binding a little marked, spine darkened. Pencil ownership inscription to title-page, ownership inscription of Richard Bingham Jr dated 1813 to initial blank. A pleasant copy of the second Maittaire edition of Catullus, Tibullus and Propertius, one of several reprints of the 1710s Latin classics published by Tonson and Watts done around this time. ESTC T129189 Ref: 53791show full image..
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