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Alexiou, Margaret: The Ritual Lament in Greek Tradition. Cambridge University Press, 1974. 8vo., pp. xiv, 274. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Top edge a little dusty, near fine. White dust-jacket a little yellowed, price-clipped but with price stickers to flyleaf, still very good indeed.   Ref: 52154 
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Bell, W.D.M.: The Wanderings of an Elephant Hunter. London: Neville Spearman & The Holland Press, 1958. Second edition. 8vo., pp. [x], 187, [i] + plates. Some illustrations in the text. Green cloth, gilt title to spine. Headcap a little creased, edges dusty but still very good overall. Pencilled ownership inscription of Pamela Wyndham to ffep. First edition published 1923.   Ref: 51631 
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Bonham-Carter, Victor: The Fight for Public Lending Right 1951-1979. Dulverton: Exmoor Press, 1988. Pamphlet, pp. [i], 68, vii. Blue paper covers, a little shelf worn but very good overall.   Ref: 52175 
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Boswell, James: An Account of Corsica, the Journal of a Tour to that Island; and Memoirs of Pascal Paoli. Illustrated with a new and accurate map of Corsica. Glasgow: printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis for Edward and Charles Dilly, London, 1768. First edition. 8vo., pp. xxi, [iii], 382 + folding map (2nd state). Engraved vignette to title. Occasional very light offsetting, a few spots and smudges with p.1 a little foxed, map with repaired tear near gutter but no loss. Contemporary brown calf boards rebacked neatly but in a much lighter mustard shade, raised bands gilt ruled, burgundy and green morocco labels, plain double filet gilt borders, armorial gilt centrepiece of Londonderry Public Library to upper board. Rubbed, corners bumped particularly the top fore-edge corner of the upper board, endpapers a little toned at edges. A good, sound copy. Old MS library code to ffep verso. A number of variants exist, but in this copy: D2 is in its first state with 'John Home' after the first quotation; E2 and Z3 are cancels (with the correct spelling of Mariani on p.357 and 'Is-' at the end of line 11 on p.67); the last words of line 6, p.93 are "prince of" rather than the misspelling "prince fo"; line 18, p.296 are ends "of my own" rather than "my own of". First edition copy of Boswell's first substantial work, which was published in February of 1768. 'His meetings with Rousseau inspired Boswell to make a bold journey to Corsica [in 1764-5] to meet General Pasquale Paoli, leader of the insurgents seeking the island's independence from the Genoese [...] After a difficult inland journey he met and had conversations (22 to 27 October) in Sollacarò with Paoli, who at first suspected he was a spy, but who quickly came to like his improbable young visitor, saw an opportunity for promotion of the Corsican cause in Britain, and consented to a series of interviews. Boswell's trip was both arduous and dangerous. He suffered painfully from ingrowing toenails, the result of trudging long distances in inadequate boots, and he contracted malaria, but the experience none the less exhilarated him. He remarked in 1783: 'I had got upon a rock in Corsica and jumped into the middle of life' (Boswelliana, 328). [...] With its reports of the gallant islanders and a Plutarchan depiction of Paoli paralleled with several classical heroes, [An Account of Corsica] was an immediate success. The work was widely read and translated, stimulated great interest in Paoli and the Corsican cause, brought its author wide fame in Britain and Europe, and found an interested readership among the Americans. It attracted the notice of the French government (which had a translation made), and though Boswell's ambition for British intervention was not to be fulfilled, he probably influenced Britain's decision to send secret supplies of arms to the Corsicans.' (ODNB) ESTC T26157; Gaskell 473   Ref: 52306 
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(Brett, Annabel; Tully, James; Hamilton-Bleakley, Holly, eds.:) Rethinking the Foundations of Modern Political Thought. Cambridge University Press, 2006. First edition. 8vo., pp. x, 298. Black cloth, gilt lettered, a little shelf wear to board edges, remainder mark to bottom edge, lightly dusted, very good. Dust-jacket, a little shelf wear, very good.   Ref: 46916 
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Buckley, Charles Burton: An Anecdotal History of Old Times in Singapore, from the Foundation of the Settlement under the Honourable the East India Company on February 6th, 1819 to the Transfer to the Colonial Office as Part of the Colonial Possesions of the Crown on April 1st, 1867. University of Malaya Press, 1965. First edition. 2 vols. in 1. 8vo., pp. xiii, 790, xxii. Red cloth, gilt title to spine. Endcaps a little creased, slight toning to endpapers. Dust-jacket spine faded, edges a little tattered but still very good. Charles Burton Buckley (1844-1912) lived in Singapore for nearly 50 years, and worked as Confidential Adviser to the Sultan of Johore and Hon. Adviser to the Johore Government.   Ref: 51988 
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Casanova, (Giacomo Girolamo): Mémoires de J. Casanova de Seingalt Écrits Par Lui-Méme. Suivis de Fragments des Mémoires du Prince de Ligne. Paris: Garnier Frères, 1910. 8 vols.. Nouvelle edition, 8vo., pp. xxxi, [i], 478; 509, [i]; 503, [i]; 512; 546; 533, [i]; 538; 534, [ii], xxxvi. Illustrations in the text. Publisher's catalogue to rear of volume VIII (a little toned). Occasional annotations. Later red cloth, gilt titles to spines, edges lightly sprinkled blue. A few light dusty marks, top edges dusty but overall very good indeed. 'Collationnée sur l'édition originale de Leipsick.'   Ref: 49803 
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Casey, James: The Kingdom of Valencia in the Seventeenth Century. Cambridge University Press, 1979. 8vo., pp. xi, [i], 271, [i]. Black cloth, gilt title to spine. Slight mark to upper board, dust-jacket somewhat faded but still very good indeed. Gift inscription from the author to Professor Robert Ashton to f.f.e.p..   Ref: 52342 
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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. Spine very faded with fading extending a little onto boards, no dust-jacket, very good overall.   Ref: 37560 
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Colvin, John: Not Ordinary Men. The Battle of Kohima Reassessed. London: Leo Cooper, 1994. 8vo., pp. xiii, [i], 248. Black cloth, gilt title to spine. Endcaps a little creased, very good. Two newspaper clippings of author's obituary and some notecards loosely inserted. Inscribed by the author to title-page.   Ref: 51633 
£30
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