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Leitao, Ruben Andresen: Vol. I: Documentos dos Arquivos de Windsor; Vol. II: Novos Documentos dos Arquivos de Windsor. Coimbra, 1955; 1958. 2 vols. 255 x 193mm, pp. lvi, 395 + plates; lxxii, 371 + plates. Cloth, gilt-lettered, spine of vol. I slightly cocked, shelf wear, some corners a little bumped but still very good. Author- signed limited editions, vol. I number 380/1250, vol. II number 998/1000.   Ref: 50807 
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Leland, John: (Hearne, Thomas, ed.:) The Itinerary of John Leland the Antiquary, in Nine Volumes. The Second Edition: Collated and Improved from the Original MS. With the Addition also of a General Index. Oxford: printed at the Theatre, 1745. Second edition. 9 volumes, 8vo., pp. [xiv], xxv, [i], 146, [ii]; [iv], xvi, 139, [i]; x, 172, [ii]; xvi, 172; xxviii, 166; xviii, 146; xxvi, 143, [i]; xlviii, 104; 45, [i]; xliv, [ii], 134, 83, [i] + 3 plates (2 to vol.II and 1 folding to vol.VIII). Many further illustrations in the text, index to all volumes at rear of vol.VIII. A little occasional light foxing mostly limited to first and final leaves but generally very clean and bright within. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spines with raised bands, orange morocco title labels (one partially lost), plain gilt borders, edges sprinkled red, marbled endpapers. A little rubbed, top edges slightly dusty, vols. 6, 8 & 9 upper joints just starting at tail but still an exceptionally handsome set. The second edition of the important 'itineraries' of the poet and antiquary John Leland (c.1503-1552), who made a number of trips around England and Wales under some kind of commission from the king to do research in libraries. Continuing his travels he made regular notes intending to produce a number of works, none of which appeared. Nonetheless, 'his undertaking was an extraordinarily ambitious one and marks the beginning of English topographical studies' (ODNB). Leland's notes found their way into the Bodleian and, recognising their importance, sub-librarian Thomas Hearne (1678-1735) arranged for their printing in 1710-12. Only 120 copies of the first edition were printed, meaning that it quickly became prohibitively expensive and very difficult to obtain. This second edition, still running to only 350 copies, followed after Hearne's death. The series title-page is dated 1745, while the individual title-pages show 1740. ESTC T135478   Ref: 51571 
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(Lumby, Joseph Rawson, ed.:) Chronicon Henrici Knighton, vel Cnitthon, Monachi Leycestrensis. London: Printed for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode 1889; 1895. 2 vols., 8vo, pp. xx, 479, [i], 39, [i]; 4, [ii], ciii, [i], 354, [36]. Includes publisher's catalogues to rear of each volume. Slightly toned, sporadic light foxing, occasional small annotations. Black paper-covered boards backed in textured burgundy cloth, gilt title to spines. Endcaps fraying, edges worn, a bit scratched, vol. I a little shaky but both still good working copies. To vol. I, bookplate of University College of the South West of England, Exeter. To vol. II, inkstamp of Llandudno Urban District Council Free Library. Rerum Britannicarum Medii Aevi Scriptores, or Chronicles and Memorials of Great Britain and Ireland During the Middle Ages series.   Ref: 52171 
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[Manchester.] The Court Leet Records of the Manor of Manchester, from the Year 1552 to the Year 1686, and from the Year 1731 to the Year 1846. Manchester: Henry Blacklock and Co. 1884-8. 7 vols. only (of 12), 8vo., pp. xxiv, 295, [i]; ix, [iii], 370; ix, [i], 382; ix, [i], 364; ix, [i], 288; ix, [i], 322; vii, [i], 292. A touch of minor spotting. Contemporary half vellum over marbled boards, spines with green labels, numbered in gilt, a bit rubbed. Volumes I - VII only, reaching the year 1756, of the twelve-volume compilation of Manchester Court Leet records.   Ref: 38455 
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Markham, Christopher A. & Cox, Rev. J. Charles (eds.:) The Records of the Borough of Northampton. Published by Order of the Corporation of the County Borough of Northampton, 1898. Limited edition. 2 vols. 8vo., pp. xxxv, 511; xii, 602. Title pages printed in red and black, a little browning to margins of text. Green cloth, black lettering to spine. Very slight dent to top edges, otherwise very good indeed. Ownership inscription "P.A. Slack" in pencil to f.f.e.p. dated 1970. No. 413 of 500 small paper copies.   Ref: 35098  show full image..
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[Maxwell-Lyte, H.C., Fowler, R.C. & Isaacson, R.F. eds.:] Calendar of the Patent Rolls Preserved in the Public Record Office, Prepared Under the Superintendence of the Deputy Keeper of the Records. Henry IV. I, A.D. 1399-1401; II, A.D. 1401-1405; III, A.D. 1405-1408; IV, A.D. 1408-1413. London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1903; 1905; 1907; 1909. 4 vols., Large 8vo. (270 x 185mm), pp. vii, [i], 724; v, [i], 685, [i]; vii, [i], 653, [i]; vii, [i], 634. Occasional toning. Dark green cloth, vols. II-IV contemporary with gilt titles to spines and blind-stamped boards, vol. I rebound in plain library cloth with gilt title to spine. Some vol. II gatherings unopened at top edge, all a little worn but sound, a very good set. To front paste-down vol. I, bookplate of West Sussex County Libraries Reference Department, with 'withdrawn for sale' inkstamp. Related inkstamps to title-page verso.   Ref: 52172 
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McCormick, Donald: The Incredible Mr Kavanagh. London: Putnam, 1960. First edition. 8vo., pp. 205, [i] + plates. Internally bright. Sea-green cloth, gilt title to spine. A few light scratches, three small dents to edges of upper board, very good. The story of Arthur Kavanagh (1831-1889) who overcame severe disabilites to have a long and successful career in Parliament.   Ref: 51381 
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Melvil, James: (Scott, George, ed.:) The Memoires of Sir James Melvil of Hal-hill: Containing an impartial account of the most remarkable Affairs of State during the Sixteenth Century, not mentioned by other Historians; [...] Now published from the original Manuscript, by George Scott, Gent. London: printed by E.H. for Robert Boulter, 1683. Folio, pp. [xvi], 204, [xxviii]. A little worming almost all of which is marginal but which just occasionally touches the text, occasional faint marks. Contemporary very dark brown mottled calf rebacked in lighter calf, gilt spine with label, top corners repaired., edges sprinkled red. Rubbed, joints creased with split just starting to tail of upper, small hole to first compartment, some surface loss to boards. Three labels pasted to front paste-down: the first a large plain T; the second an ornate V surmounted by a crown; the third the armorial bookplate of Gilmour of Lundin and Montrave. Another armorial bookplate, of Sir Wlliam Gordon of Inver-Gordon, to title-page verso. ESTC notes 'at least' two states, this being the first listed in which p. 26 & 31 are numbered correctly and p. 65 & 128 are misnumbered 67 & 118 respectively. Melvil's (1535-1617) grandson George Scott based this work on Melvils' Memoirs of my own Life, a manuscript of which was discovered at Edinburgh Castle in 1660. Some historians doubt the authenticity of Scott's edition, citing errors in editing and the suppression of some of the English government's more sinister dealings prior to Mary's condemnation. ESTC R201   Ref: 51141 
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Midgley, Margaret, (ed.): Ministers' Accounts of the Earldom of Cornwall 1296-1297. Vols. I & II. London: Offices of the Royal Historical Society, 1942; 1945. 2 vols., 8vo., pp.xxxix, [i], 150; vi, 151-342. Very slightly toned, edges and endpapers a little foxed. Purple cloth, gilt titles to spines. Spines and edges very faded, edges a little rubbed with head-caps starting to fray, still very good overall. Small bookseller's labels of A.J. Coombes of Dorking to each front paste-down. Illegible ownership inscription to vol. I.   Ref: 52090 
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Milner, John: The History, Civil and Ecclesiastical, & Survey of the Antiquities, of Winchester. Vol.I, being the Historical Part; Vol.II, being the Survey of the Antiquities. Winchester: Printed and sold by Ja.s Robbins, and sold in London by Cadell and Davies in the Strand 1809. 2nd edition. 2 vols. as 1, 4to., pp. [iv], 24, [ii], 451, [i] + 5 plates, some folding; 144, 137-312 + 9 plates including engraved title-page. Vol. II mispaginated as usual. Plates foxed, some heavily, with some transfer to surrounding leaves. Contemporary tan half calf very neatly rebacked, gilt spine with raised bands and red morocco label, brown marbled boards and endpapers, edges sprinkled red. Boards rubbed, corners fraying, endpapers split at hinges but boards entirely sound. A very good copy overall. Illegible 19th-century ownership inscription to head of second title-page. John Milner (17521826), arrived in London in 1777 after eleven years of clerical training at the English College at Douai, in northern France. His patron was Bishop Richard Challoner, who provided Milner with work as a travelling missioner around the city. 'Eventually, on 15 October 1779, Bishop Challoner placed Milner at the mission in Winchester, which became the base for his opposition to the liberal Catholics known as Cisalpines, and for his literary and artistic activities. While in Winchester he published a large number of controversial and polemical essays and pamphlets to counter the liberal Cisalpine viewpoint espoused by the Catholic Committee and their leading spokesman, Joseph Berington. Milner was an equally ferocious critic of protestant dissenters and their low-church allies, who were being courted by Berington's party. From Winchester he published an early study of Gothic architecture (The History, Civil and Ecclesiastical, and Survey of the Antiquities of Winchester, 2 vols., 17981801), which gained him a fellowship of the Society of Antiquaries but which was equally controversial in that it contained a trenchant attack on the latitudinarian and deeply anti-Catholic late bishop of Winchester, Benjamin Hoadly. He also built a new Catholic church in Winchester (1792) in the Strawberry Hill Gothic style, which he included in his study of Gothic architecture as an example of the continuity of Gothic between the nearby cathedral and modern Catholicism.' (ODNB)   Ref: 52307 
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