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[Petrarch] Dobson, Susanna, (ed. & trans.): The Life of Petrarch. Collected from Memoires pour la Vie de Petrarch, by Mrs Dobson. London: Printed by T. Maiden, for Vernor and Hood; J. Cuthell; E. Newbery; J. Walker; Lackington, Al 1799. 4th edition. 2 vols., 8vo., pp. xviii, 388, [xii]; [ii], 401, [xi] + frontispiece to each volume and 6 further plates, totalling 8 as called for. Occasional light foxing, a little offset toning from plates but generally clean. Contemporary marbled calf, spines gilt with red morocco, gilt borders and dentelles, edges lightly sprinkled red and blue, marbled endpapers. Rubbed, spines sunned, a little loss to headcap vol. I, lighter oval shape to each upper board as though perhaps a label has been removed, corners bumped. Still a very good, attractive set. Ownership inscription of Dorothy Symons to head of each volume's title-page, with a date of 1800 to vol. II. An abridgment of J. F. A. de Sade's Memoires pour la Vie de François Pétrarque, translated into English by Susannah Dobson (d.1795). First published in 1775, it was praised by contemporaries including the novelists Clara Reeve and Elizabeth Benger. The first reprint appeared in 1777 and it remained in print up until its 6th edition in 1805. Dobson went on to produce several more translations: Sainte-Palaye's The Literary History of the Troubadours (1779) and Memoirs of Ancient Chivalry (1784), and Petrarch's De remediis utriusque fortunae, which she published in 1791 as Petrarch's View of Human Life. Dobson is also thought to be the author of the anonymously-published scholarly works Dialogue on Friendship and Society (1777) and Historical Anecdotes of Heraldry and Chivalry (1795). ESTC N11179   Ref: 52261 
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Petrie, Henry (ed.); Sharpe, John (assist.): Hardy, Thomas Duffus (ed.): Monumenta Historica Britannica, or materials for the history of Britain, from the earliest period. Volume I [all published]: extending to the Norman Conquest. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode 'by Command of Her Majesty', 1848. First edition of the the first and only volume published. Folio, pp. [xiii], 146, [ii], clxxiii, [xiii], 1035, [i] + 27 plates (17 coins, 10 mss facsimiles) and a fold-out map. Half-title and title pages in red and black. Plates rather foxed as usual, occasional slight staining, some toning from plates to adjacent pages, small closed tear to map. Sturdy 20th-century quarter morocco, orange buckram boards, gilt title to spine, edges uncut, replacement endpapers with cloth hinges. Spine a little scuffed, corners worn, a few marks here and there but sound. Bookplate of the Jesuit Community Library at 114 Mount St., London to front paste-down. "The historical selections and histories contained in this volume were collected and prepared for printing by the late Mr. Henry Petrie, assisted by the Rev. John Sharpe, and were printed by command of... King William the Fourth, under the direction of the Commisioners of the public records of the Kingdom. The volume was not finished by Mr. Petrie, and since his death it has been completed and the prefatory matter added by Mr. Thomas Duffus Hardy" (from title-page, verso). As a failed precursor to the Rolls Series, this volume has value in containing the 'official' Editiones Principes of chronicles of Aethelweard, Bede, Brut y Twysogion, Florence of Worcester, Gaimar, Gildas, Guy of Amiens, Henry of Huntingdon, Simeon of Durham, etc.   Ref: 47141 
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Prawer, Joshua.: History of the Jews in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. Oxford University Press (Sandpiper reprint). 1996. Reprint. 8vo., pp. ix, 310. Black cloth, gilt title to spine. Top edge very slightly dusty, near fine. A little light shelf-wear to dust-jacket, near fine. First published 1988, this special edition for Sandpiper Books published 1996.   Ref: 51860 
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Reilly, Bernard F.: The Medieval Spains Cambridge University Press, 1993. 8vo., pp.viii, [iv], 228. Black cloth, gilt title to spine. A little toned, a few slight dusty marks to boards but still very good overall. A Cambridge Medieval Textbook.   Ref: 51626 
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Roberts-Jones, Philippe & Françoise: Pieter Bruegel. New York: Harry M. Abrams, 2002. Folio (340 x 250mm), pp.351, [i]. Black cloth, blind-stamped title to spine, almost fine. With 364 illustrations including 256 full-colour plates.   Ref: 51598 
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Rodley, Lyn: Cave Monasteries of Byzantine Cappadocia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985. First edition. 4to., pp. xviiii, 266. Black cloth, gilt title to spine, bumping to corners, edges dusted, very good. Dust-jacket, spine sunned, shelf wear, very good.   Ref: 51938 
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Russell, Paul A.: Lay Theology in the Reformation. Poular Pamphleteers in Southwest Germany, 1521-1525. Cambridge University Press, 1986. First edition. 8vo., pp. xvi, 287. Blue cloth, edge dusted. very good. Dust-jacket, 1.1cm closed tear to top edge by spine, spine sunned, shelf wear, still very good.   Ref: 37274 
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Sabatier, Paul: Vie de S. François d'Assise. Paris: Librairie Fischbacher, n.d. (c.1900). Vingt-cinquième édition. 8vo., pp. [vi], cxxvi, 418, [ii]. Publisher's list to half title verso. Pages discoloured, particularly at edges. Half bound in vellum and paper with black morocco label to spine, gilt. Spine discoloured, head and tail caps creased with small red ink mark to tail cap, lower board and edges worn. Binding sound, very good. Several pieces of religious ephemera loosely inserted.   Ref: 41510 
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Schilbach, Erich: Byzantinische Metrologische Quellen. [University of Thessalonica], 1982. First edition. 8vo., pp. xxvi, 204. Greek and German text. Cloth, gilt-lettered and decorated, spine slightly cocked and lightly faded, corners a bit bumped, edges lightly dusted, still very good. [Byzantine Texts and Studies 19]   Ref: 49245 
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Sedlar, Jean W.: East Central Europe in the Middle Ages, 1000-1500. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1994. First edition. Blue cloth, red title to spine, some rubbing to corners and endcaps, edges dusted, very good. Dust-jacket, four small closed tears to both covers by spine, a little sticker residue to back cover, shelf wear, still very good. A History of Central Europe, vol. III.   Ref: 51936 
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