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Grmek, Mirko D. (ed.): Western Medical Thought from Antiquity to the Middle Ages. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1998. First edition. 8vo., pp. viii, 478. Hardback: beige cloth, boards slightly bowed. Dust-jacket, light shelf wear. Otherwise a very good copy. Co-ordinated by Bernadino Fantini and translated by Antony Shugaar.   Ref: 53211 
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Grundon, Imogen: The Rash Adventurer. A Life of John Pendlebury. London: Libri, 2007. First edition. 8vo., pp. xv, 383 + 16 of photographs. Black cloth, green-lettered, fine. Dust-jacket, creased at top edge with two small closed tears, otherwise very good. With a Foreword by Patrick Leigh Fermor.   Ref: 53031 
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Guiccioli, Teresa: (Rees, Michael, trans.; Cochran, Peter, ed.: Lord Byron's Life in Italy (Vie de Lord Byron en Italie). Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2005. First edition. 8vo., pp. xvii, 700 + 4 portrait plates. Hardback: laminated boards, just a hint of dust to edges, fine. Dust-jacket, very slight creasing to upper edge, almost fine. 'Will you write my life in Italy one day?', Byron asked his Italian lover Teresa Guiccioli in 1822, 'in your best Santa Chiara style'. She did so, but the complete manuscript of her 'Vie de Lord Byron en Italie', known to us through the work of Iris Origo (The Last Attachment, 1949), Maria Borgese (L'Appassionata di Lord Byron, 1949) and Leslie Marchand (Byron: A Biography, 1957), remained unpublished for well over a century. It was reproduced in facsimile by Erwin Stürzl in 1983, then a further twenty years passed while Michael Rees translated Teresa's eloquent but sometimes inaccurate and illegible French into English, to finally produce this First Edition, with notes by Peter Cochran, in 2005. Copies of this are already scarce on the market.   Ref: 53223 
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Habicht, Christian: Pausanias' Guide to Ancient Greece. Berkeley, Los Angeles, & London: University of California Press, 1985. First edition. 8vo., pp. xvi, 208. Brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, edges dusted, almost fine. Dust-jacket, spine sunned with a little toning to front cover, a little shelf wear, very good.   Ref: 52126 
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[Hale, Matthew:] A Letter from Sr. Matthew Hale, Kt. Sometime Lord Chief Justice of England To one of his Sons After his Recovery from the Small-Pox. London: Printed by J. Playford, for W. Shrowsbery at the Sign of the Bible in Duke-Lane, 1684. 8vo., pp. [ii], 37, [i]. Some faint smudgy marks to title-page, light foxing to final leaf. Contemporary Cambridge-style panelled calf, neatly rebacked, a little blind tooling to spine. A few slight scrapes and chips, corners a bit worn with the upper fore-edge corner of the rear board beginning to fray, endpapers toned and a little fragile at edges, still very good. At head of title-page, the inscription of the bibliophile Brent Gration-Maxfield (1916-1983), whose collection was sold by Sotheby's in London across several auctions in the early 1980's. Large armorial bookplate of 'The Hon. George Baillie Esq., one of the Lords of the Treasury' dated 1724, and signed 'A. Johnston sculp.'. Baillie (16641738) was a Scottish landowner and politician who was appointed to the Treasury board that had been formed upon the resignation of Robert Walpole in 1717. He was ousted in 1725 (though with a healthy pension equal to his salary). His wife was Lady Grisell Baillie (16651746), daughter of Patrick Hume and one of the heroic subjects of Henry Grey Graham's A Group of Scottish Women (1908). 'Hale (16091676) left a place in national memory as the type of the virtuous lawyer and the incorruptible judge. [...] Hale has continuously enjoyed the reverence of lawyers as the greatest Stuart jurist after Coke, and treatments of his place in legal history have virtually always been tinged with piety. In non-professional eyes Hale's reputation has been less consistent. Down to the early nineteenth century, his short religious tracts were recommended as edifying reading, no doubt because the point about these works was not their content but their authorship. Since then, the fact that such a man was also an exemplary protestant Christian has lost apologetic usefulness. During the twentieth century the best-known episode in Hale's career was undoubtedly his role in trying witches. This has usually been treated, given Hale's learning and his character, as a striking indication of the blindness of his age, although a more recent tradition has traced the aberration to his own misogyny. In Arthur Miller's play The Crucible, the clerical expert on witchcraft is called Hale.' (ODNB) ESTC R228016; Wing H247A   Ref: 52383 
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[Hale, Matthew:] Burnett, Gilbert: The Life and Death of Sir Matthew Hale, Kt. Sometime Lord Chief; Justice of His Majesties Court of Kings Bench. London: printed for William Shrowsbery, at the Bible in Duke-Lane, 1682. 8vo., pp. [xx], 218, including portrait frontispiece (carefully laid down). Wing states that this edition is found in two variants: this copy has 'he' as the catchword on p.3, rather than 'while'. Woodcut initials. Single MS note to p.15 supplying a correction from the errata. Small lacuna to fore-edge margin of b2, not affecting text. Occasional light smudges. Very neatly executed recent period-style binding, brown calf, raised bands and gilt title to spine, blind-tooled Cambridge boards, endpapers renewed. Corners very slightly rubbed, a little toning to endpapers, very good indeed. Small oval inkstamp to frontispiece. Ownership inscription of Henry Currer to title-page, in an old hand. 'Hale (16091676) left a place in national memory as the type of the virtuous lawyer and the incorruptible judge. This image was cemented by Gilbert Burnet's hagiography, The Life and Death of Sir Matthew Hale (1682), a book that soon achieved a classic status. The date of this work's composition at a period of royalist reaction made Burnet relatively reticent about his hero's brand of politics. The balance was somewhat redressed by Baxter's remarks in his Additional Notes on the Life and Death of Sir Matthew Hale (1682), which stressed Hale's sympathy for the dissenters, and by the account of their friendship in the posthumous Reliquiae Baxterianae (1696).' (ODNB) ESTC R215370; Wing B5828   Ref: 52382 
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Halliday, Dorothy (pseud.) [Dunnett, Dorothy] : Dolly and the Cookie Bird. London: Cassell, 1970. First edition. 8vo., pp.[iv], 197, [i]. Clean and bright within. Brown cloth, gilt title to spine. Slightly cocked, faint whitish stain to rear board, a little dusty, good. Bookplate of Karen and Michael Keble-White to front pastedown. Dorothy Halliday is in fact Scottish historical novelist Dorothy Dunnett (1923-2001) writing a series of mystery novels (known as the Johnson Johnson series) under her maiden name. Dolly and the Cookie Bird was later retitled Ibiza Surprise, and was the second Johnson Johnson novel to be published.   Ref: 49507 
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Harington, John: (McClure, Norman Egbert, ed.:) The Letters and Epigrams of Sir John Harington together with 'The Prayse of Private Life'. New York: Octagon Books, 1977. Reprint. 8vo., pp. xv, 438 + frontispiece portrait of the author and two other illustrations. Hardback: brown cloth. No dust-jacket (as issued). Slight shelf-wear with a little dusting to edges: a very good copy. With an Introduction by the editor and Foreword by Felix E. Schelling. This edition first published in 1930 by the University of Pennsylvania Press.   Ref: 53185 
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Harper, Colin: dazzling stranger: bert jansch and the british folk and blues revival. London: Bloomsbury, 2000. First edition. 8vo., pp. viii, 372, [iv]. Pages slightly browning towards edges (due to poor paper quality), but clean. Black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine, fine. Dust-jacket, creased at edges, a little shelf-worn, but still very good.   Ref: 53057 
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Harvey, Barbara: Westminster Abbey and its Estates in the Middle Ages. Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1977. First edition. 8vo., pp. xii, 499. Black cloth. Slight bump to upper board at bottom of joint, a hint of shelf-wear, otherwise fine. Dust-jacket, price-clipped, sun-faded to spine, a couple of chips, one with slight loss at top of upper joint, otherwise very good.   Ref: 53008 
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