Clarke, Samuel: A General Martyrologie containing a Collection of All the Greatest Persecutions which have Befallen the Church of Christ [...] London: Printed for William Birch, 1677 Folio. 3 parts in 1, pp. , , 544, , 214, 217-315, 318-483, , plus frontispiece with engraved author's portrait, 11 engraved plates, 11 half-page engraved portraits of theologians, decorated initials and ornaments. Light browning, blank recto of frontispiece, title, verso of last leaf and upper edge of last two gatherings dust-soiled, upper margin lightly waterstained and softened or a trifle frayed in places, long tear without loss from lower edge extending to blank margin of L2, another from fore-edge of last leaf, ink splash to N3 and 3L2-3, minor repair to lower blank margin of frontispiece and 2L4, Y4 printed on separate leaves pasted together (cancels?). 18th-century half calf over marbled boards, rebacked to style, a.e.r., corners and extremities worn. A few 18th-century bibliographical annotations (some in shorthand) to frontispiece blank recto and elsewhere, autograph John Sale to frontispiece recto, another Josiah Lewis April 6 1767 to upper blank margin of frontispiece verso, 19th-century armorial bookplate of Trustees of William Coward Esq. (ms. note Brown Bequest 1881) to front pastedown, two labels of New College London Genera Library to front endpapers. A handsomely illustrated history of Protestant martyrs, written by the English Puritan preacher Samuel Clarke (1599-1682). Despite his strong Puritan views and harsh attacks against 'scandalous' religious in London, he was among the signatories against the execution of Charles I. First published in 1651 (here in the fourth edition), his 'Martyrologie' is an encyclopaedia of religious persecution from the foundations of Christianity to the 17th century. The general section includes persecutions mentioned in the Old Testament, proceeding with the 'primitive' persecutions, others in Persia, Africa, France, Bohemia and other areas of Europe (including the Baltic territories), those of Waldenses and Albigenses, and a last part on the more recent ones, with the martyrdom of William of Nassau, St Bartholomew's night, La Rochelle, Scotland and Ireland. The English sections comprises persecutions during the rule of the Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Danes, with special attention to the Tudor period. There are also biographies of major English Protestant theologians. The engraved plates, divided into smaller scenes, illustrates the torments of martyrdom, with captions: 'Chistians Braines Beaten out with Clubbe', 'Som broided upon Gridiron', 'Some were sawed asunder in the midle'. A very interesting and learned work. ESTC R14425. Ref: 52060show full image..
Classen, Albrecht (ed.): Discourses on Love, Marriage, and Transgression in Medieval and Early Modern Literature. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, 2004. First edition. 8vo., pp. 374. Hardback: green cloth, gilt-lettered. Dust-jacket. Unread: edges slightly dusted, otherwise as new. With a Commentary by the translator. Ref: 53394
Classen, Albrecht: Reading Medieval European Women Writers: Strong Literary Witnesses from the Past. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2016. First edition. 8vo., pp. 236. Hardback: laminated decorative boards. Unused, a hint of shelf-wear only otherwise as new. Ref: 53849
[Claudian] Claudianus, Claudius: CL. Claudiani quae exstant Ex emendatione Nicolai Heinsy Dan: F. Venetiis [Venice]: Apud Nicolaum Pezzana, 1716. 12mo. pp. 261 , last blank, including engraved titlepage. Woodcut initials and ornaments. Title a trifle dusty. 18th-century vellum over boards, author's name inked to spine, raised bands, edges sprinkled red. Very minor loss at head and foot of spine. Bookplate of Ashmolean Library Oxford - Bequathed by Sir John Beazley 1970; early 18th-century inscription 'Libro di Lorenzo Pananti costo 3-5' to ffep; small stamp of Ashmolean Library to I4 and verso of last. Excellent, clean copy - in well-preserved vellum and clearly intended for use in schools - with the uncommented text of Claudianus's works, based on the Heinsius variorum first published in Leiden in 1650. The copy of Sir John Beazley (1885-1970), a major historian of ancient art at Oxford. Dibdin I, 211. Ref: 53289show full image..
[Claudian] Claudianus, Claudius: (Burman, Pieter II; Heinsius, Niklaas, eds.:) Opera, quae exstant, omnia ad membranarum veterum fidem castigata [...] Amstelaedami [Amsterdam], ex officina Schouteniana, 1760. First edition thus. 4to, pp. [xiv], xxxii, [ii], 31, [v], 600, (without loss) 609-1112 (mispaginated as usual). Large paper copy, with some leaves deckled at bottom edge. Title in red and black with woodcut device, woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials. Occasional very light foxing, some leaves with a faint line of toning across head margin and a few others unopened at head, short closed tear (seemingly the result of a paper flaw) to leaf 5R2 affecting text but not legibility. Late 18th- or early 19th-century crimson straight-grain morocco, gilt title to spine, a.e.g., ornate dentelles, green leather joints, marbled endpapers, pale blue ribbon bookmark bound in. Spine a little faded and rubbed, a few light marks, endcaps and bottom edges beginning to wear, a very good copy handsomely bound. Small gilt oval crest of Archibald Acheson, 3rd Earl of Gosford (1806-1864) to front paste-down. Round Jesuit Society inkstamp (Milltown Park, Dublin) to title-page. First edition of Pieter Burman's (1714-1778) edition of Claudian, with commentary by his uncle, Pieter Burman I, and previously unprinted notes by the neo-latin poet and classical verse scholar Niklaas Heinsius (1620-1681). Claudian of Alexandria (b. c. AD 360) was court poet under the emperor Honorius and his minister Stilicho. "In diction and technique he is the equal of Lucan and Statius, in hyperbole he perhaps outdoes them" (OCD). His poetry is also a valuable historical source. Dibdin writes that this is 'unquestionably a very superior edition, and it contains a greater fund of critical illustration than the preceding by Gesner.' Dibdin I (4th edn.) 472 Ref: 51703show full image..
Clemoes, Peter, et al. (eds.): Anglo-Saxon England 2. Cambridge University Press, 2007. Reprint of 1973 first edition. 8vo., pp. x, 333. Paperback. Other than shelf-wear and dusting to edges, as new. Ref: 53124
Coffey, John: Politics, Religion and the British Revolutions. Cambridge University Press, 1997. 8vo., pp. xii, 304. Hardback: brown cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. endpapers discoloured along hinges (for no discernable reason), edges lightly bumped. Dust-jacket, mildly shelf-worn with creasing to edges. Still, a very good copy. Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History series. Ref: 53746
Cohen, Helen Louise: The Ballade. New York: Columbia University Press, 1915. First edition. 8vo, pp. [xvii], 397. Slight toning, else a very good copy. Blue cloth, boards and spine gilt, upper hinge loosening, a bit faded in places, but still very good. Bookplate of Brenda M Cook to front pastedown. Ref: 53530
Cohn, Norman: Noah's Flood. The Genesis Story in Western Thought. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996. 8vo., pp. xii, 154. Hardback: blue cloth, gilt-lettered to spine, fine. Dust-jacket, creased and lightly scuffed to edges otherwise very good. Ref: 53745
Collinson, Patrick: Godly People: Essays on English Protestantism and Puritanism. London: The Hambledon Press, 1983. First edition. 8vo., pp. xiii, 589. Hardback: blue cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. corner bumped, a little dusty to edges, still very good. Dust-jacket, sun-faded to spine, worn and creased, starting to fray at edges, mis-folded at flap, but still present and useful. A good copy overall. Ref: 53754