Little, Lester K.: Benedictine Maledictions: Liturgical Cursing in Romanesque France. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1993. First edition. 8vo., pp. xx, 296, [ii]. Red cloth, black title to spine. Slight crease to head of spine, near fine. Very light shelf-wear to dust-jacket, near fine. '[...] Lester K. Little reconstructs and explores the phenomenon of officially sanctioned religious cursing in medieval Europe. He focuses on a church service, called in Latin either clamor or maledictio, used by monastic communities (primarily in Francia) between approximately 990 and 1250.' Ref: 51859
Logan, Oliver: The Venetian Upper Clergy in the 16th and Early 17th Centuries. A Study in Religious Culture. Lewiston, New York: The Edwin Mellen Press. 1996. First edition. 8vo., pp. x, 608. Green cloth, gilt title to spine and publisher's name to upper board, sticker residue to bottom of lower board by spine, light spotting to top and fore-edges of text block. No dust-jacket, as issued. Very good. Volume 68 in the series Texts and Studies in Religion. Ref: 45114
(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, . 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
Machiavelli, Niccolo: (Byerley, J. Scott, ed.:) The Prince, From the Original Italian [...]: To Which is Prefixed an Introduction, Shewing the Close Analogy Between the Principles of Machiavelli and the Actions of Buonaparte. London: Sherwood, Neeley and Jones, 1815. Second edition. 8vo., pp. [ii], xii, xcv, [i], 211, [ix]. Publisher's catalogue to rear. A little sporadic foxing. Publisher's blue paper-covered boards, somewhat clumsily rebacked in dark brown sheep with paper label to spine. Worn, most of spine surface lost but binding holding firm. A good copy. Several ownership inscriptions to front paste-down: O.H.T. Dudley, 1899; R.H.D. Young; S.C.R. Parker, Sept. 1939. First edition thus originally published in 1810. Ref: 51215
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: 35098show full image..
[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
Merrills, A.H.: History and Geography in Late Antiquity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. First edition. 8vo., pp. xiv, 390. Black cloth, gilt title to spine, a little dusting to edges, near fine. Dust-jacket, some shelf wear, very good. Ref: 51942
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
Montville, Joseph V. (ed.): History as Prelude. Muslims and Jews in the Medieval Mediterranean. Plymouth: Lexington Books, 2011. First edition. 8vo., pp. xvi, 192. Laminated pictoral boards, bottom corners, tail piece, and top edges lightly bumped, light dusting to edges, very good. No dust-jacket, as issued. Ref: 52242
Morris, Rupert H: Chester in the Plantagenet and Tudor Reigns. Printed for the Author, n.d (1893?) 4to., pp. 583 + index. Illustration of Richard the Second frontispiece. 39 Illustrations throughout. A little spotting, not affecting text. Original red cloth, leather label, gold lettering to spine. Extremities bumped and frayed, a little soiled, label rubbed. Ownership inscriptions of Paul Slack and an Alan Bennett to f.f.e.p, and booksellers notes in pencil to paste down. Ref: 37922show full image..