Chardri: (Cartlidge, Neil, trans.:) The Works of Chardri Three Poems in the French of Thirteenth-Century England: The Life of the Seven Sleepers, The Life of St. Josaphaz and The Little Debate. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2015. 8vo., pp. 164. Hardback: laminated boards. New: unopened in publisher's shrink-wrap. Volume 462 in the Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies and Volume 9 in The French of England Translation ACMRS series. Ref: 53709
Chatwin, Bruce: The Viceroy of Ouidah. London: Jonathan Cape, 1980. First edition. 8vo., pp.[iv], 155, [I]. Internally clean. Slight gap between half-title and title, due to backing. Brown cloth, gilt title to spine. Top edge a little dusty, near fine. First edition, first impression, copy of Chatwin's second published work. Ref: 50437
Chillingworth, William: The Religion of Protestants 1638. A Safe Way to Salvation. Menston: Scolar Press, 1972. Facsimile (Original Size). Folio. Small smudgy mark to title-page, otherwise very clean within. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine, small gilt centrepiece to upper board. Fading to spine and to boards towards edges, no dust-jacket, very good overall. Ref: 37560
Chin, Catherine M.: Grammar and Christianity in the Late Roman World. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008. First edition. 8vo., pp. 272. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Unread, a hint only of shelf-wear: almost as new. In the Series: Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion. Ref: 53628
Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Opera Omnia adiectis indicibus et adnotatione. [Lipsiae] Leipzig: Tauchnitz, 1849-50. 10 vols. 12mo. pp. 1: [viii], [xxviii], 282; 2: , 535, ; 3: , 591, ; 4: , 604; 5: , 633, ; 6:  626; 7: , 629, ; 8: , 518; 9: , 511, ; 10: , 587, , , 266. Slight yellowing or toning, first and last few leaves of each vol. somewhat foxed, occasional very minor damp stains to upper blank margin. 19th-century green half calf over nonpareil marbled boards, newer endpapers, raised bands, spine elaborately gilt with rolls of tendrils and geometrical patterns, gilt-lettered morocco label, marbled edges. Boards a bit rubbed. Stamp of Professor R.F.G. Kershaw to few titlepages or front pastedowns; bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to front pastedown of vol. 1; faded autograph 'J. Marshall' to one blank in vol. 10. A 10-volume set of Cicero's complete works -- in uniform, elegant binding with nonpareil marbled boards and matching edges. The nonpareil pattern had been fashionable since the late 1820s, inspired by early 17th-century closely-combed French paper (Wolfe, 'Marbled Paper', p. 189). Ref: 53153show full image..
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..