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Cooper, Artemis: Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure. London: John Murray, 2012. First edition, second impression. 8vo., pp. xiii, [iii], 448. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Near fine. Author's inscription to Pamela Egremont (a close friend of Fermor's) to title-page.   Ref: 51641 
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Cooper, Thomas: Thesaurus Linguae Romanae & Britannicae London: 1584. Folio. [1716]pp., wanting first and last blank. Decorated initials, double column. Title a bit soiled, intermittent light marginal water staining, heavier to first and last gathering, ancient repair to upper outer blank corner of A2, small clean tears to few margins, one with loss touching text to upper margin of 3E2, two more to outer blank margin of 3F and lower outer blank corner of 4Q2, slight toning, small ink splash to 2H4-5 and 2V6. Recently rebound in goatskin using early 19th-century marbled endpapers. Bookplate of Desmond Morris to front pastedown; autograph Tho: Beach to ffep and R.H. Whitehurst 1803 to fly; ex-libris Francis Garbet 1654 to verso of 7M5; monogram Th.M.(?) inked to 3O2; occasional 17th-century marginalia. Third edition of this monumental Latin-English dictionary authored by Thomas Cooper, later Bishop of Winchester. It was inspired by Thomas Elyot's own Latin dictionary, which Cooper completed after Elyot's death. The ex-libris of Francis Garbet, dated 1654, points to the clergyman of Wroxceter who was Richard Baxter's instructor in theology during his early years. One of the marginalia refers to Cardinal Bellarmine's doctrines. The copy was more recently in the collection of Desmond Morris, author of "The Naked Ape" (1967). ESTC S121950; STC (2nd ed.), 5689.   Ref: 53172  show full image..
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Coulton, G. G.: Art and the Reformation. Cambridge University Press, 1953. 8vo, pp. xxii, 622 + illustrated frontispiece and illustrations. A very good copy. Blue cloth, title gilt to spine, a bit faded, but still very good. Second edition. First printed in 1928.   Ref: 53479 
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Coulton, G. G.: Five Centuries of Religion. Cambridge University Press, 1929. 4 vols. 8vo, pp. xlv, [1], 578 + 24 plates and illustrations; pp. xxx, 703, [1] + 6 plates; pp. li, [1], 747, [1] + 8 plates; pp. xv, [1], 831, [1] + illustrated frontispieces. Fore-edge a bit spotted, outer edges of vol. II unopened, but very good copies. Blue cloth, title gilt to spine, vols II-IV with dust-jackets, somewhat browned, extremities worn on vols II-III, but still perfectly acceptable. Second edition.   Ref: 53464 
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Coulton, G. G.: Medieval Panorama. The English scene from Conquest to Reformation. Cambridge University Press, 1938. 8vo, pp. xiv, 801, [1] + 8 plates and illustrations. A very good copy. Green cloth, design stamped in blue to upper cover, title stamped in blue to spine. Dust-jacket, very good. First edition, one of three printed in the same year (one in New York, the other in London); priority has not been established.   Ref: 53471 
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Coulton, G. G.: Social Life in Britain. From the Conquest to the Reformation. Cambridge University Press, 1956. 8vo, pp. xx, 566 + illustrated frontispiece and 44 plates. Fore-edge slightly foxed, else a very good copy. Blue cloth, title gilt to spine. Dust-jacket, a bit dusty, small traces of glue to lower cover, but still very good. Fifth edition. First printed in 1918.   Ref: 53480 
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Crawford, Michael J.: The Fight for Status and Privilege in Late Medieval and Early Modern Castile, 14651598. University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2014. 8vo., pp. 256. 8 b/w illustrations, 2 maps. Hardback. Dust-jacket. New: unopened in publisher's shrink-wrap.   Ref: 53375 
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Croston, James: A History of the Ancient Hall of Samlesbury in Lancashire, with an Account of its Earlier Possessors and Particulars Relating to the More Recent Descent of the Manor. London: printed by Whittingham and Wilkins at the Chiswick Press, 1871. Folio (385 x 280mm), pp. x, [ii], 274 + 1 folding facsimile indenture, 3 folding pedigrees, 1 ground plan and 2 further engraved plates. Title page in red and black, further engravings in the text. Sporadic foxing with the endpapers and the 2 engraved plates most affected. Dark green textured morocco, gilt spine, ornate borders and dentelles, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Endcaps a little worn, some scrapes and marks to boards including some ink blots to upper board. A very good copy. One of 'Two Hundred copies privately printed for Presents only'.   Ref: 51264 
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Curtius Rufus, Quintus: (Snakenburg, Hendrik, ed.:) De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni, Regis Macedonum, Libri Superstites. Cum omnibus supplementis, variantibus lectionibus, commentariis ac notis perpetuis Fr. Modii, V. Acidallii, T. Popmae, Joh. Freinshemi, Joh. Schefferi, Christoph. Cellarii, Nic. Heinsii. Selectis & excerptis Ph. Rubenii, J. Rutgersii, C. Barthii, Joh Delphis, & Lugd. Bat. [Delft & Leiden]: apud Adrianum Beman, Samuelem Luchtmans, 1724. First edition thus. 2 parts in 1. 4to., pp. [lxxiv], 472; [ii], 473-824, [ccxxiv] + 18 plates (3 of which folding) including additional engraved title-page. Title-page in red and black with woodcut printer's device, woodcut initials and tail-pieces. The catchword at the end of the dedication (T4) does not match the following leaf, as also found in other copies and seemingly due to the insertion of the Preface. Faintly foxed. Contemporary marbled calf, neatly rebacked with original spine retained, orange gilt title-label, gilt borders, gilt-stamped emblem of Haarlem to each board, edges coloured yellow, green cloth ties replaced, corners neatly repaired. Old spine piece worn but soundly rebacked, some scratches and scuffs to boards, a few whitish marks to top edge, endpapers a little toned at edges, very good overall. A few pencilled bookseller's notes to front paste-down. 'This is the celebrated quarto Variorum edition of Q. Curtius, by Snakenburg, which contains many valuable extracts from Bruno, Modius, Freinshem, and Cellarius. The text is formed according to the first edit. of Freinshem, from which it never departs but with the most scrupulous caution, and when warranted by a better reading. In compiling the work, Snakenburg consulted one good ancient MS, and two modern ones: but with the early editions of this author he appears to have been ill provided, as he consulted no edition more ancient than the Aldine. "This editor," says Ernesti, "as is too often the case, undertook the publication more from the importunity of the bookseller, than from the conviction of being able to compose a useful work from previous study, and diligent accumulation of materials." It must, however, be confessed that this edition of Snakenburg is a very valuable performance, and is deservedly held in high respect. Dr. Harwood has pronounced a warm eulogium upon it, and the editor is by him declared to have "manifested an accurate knowledge of ancient manners and customs".' (Dibdin) Schweiger II, 323; Graesse II, 311; Brunet II, 450; Dibdin II, 376-77   Ref: 52286  show full image..
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D'Arras, Jean: (Maddox, Donald & Sturm-Maddox, Sara, trans. & intro.:) Melusine; or, The Noble History of Lusignan. University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2012. 8vo., pp. 264. 2 maps. Hardback. Dust-jacket. New: unopened in publisher's shrink-wrap.   Ref: 53373 
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