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[Claudian] Claudianus, Claudius: (Burman, Pieter II, ed.:) 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], 1112. With additional presentation certificate bound in. Title in red and black with woodcut device, woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials. Title page a little dusty, occasional light spots of foxing, slightly toned towards top edge but generally clean within. Contemporary Dutch prize vellum, raised bands, blind-tooling and black morocco label to spine, gilt panels and centrepieces to both boards with coat of arms of Amsterdam, edges lightly sprinkled blue. Two small holes to vellum at spine, label chipped, ties lost, somewhat grubby but a very good, sound copy overall. Printed academic prize certificate dated 1796, made out by hand to Joanni Petro Pelser and signed by the College of Amsterdam rector, H. Hana. First edition of Pieter II Burman's (1714-1778) edition of Claudian, with commentary by his uncle, Pieter I Burman, 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 (4th edn.) p. 472. Listed by Dibdin as "best variorum quarto" of Claudian in his qualitative index in the 3rd edn.   Ref: 49943 
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[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: 51703 
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Clifford, Elsie M.: Bagendon: A Belgic Oppidum. A Record of the Excavations 1954-56. With a Foreword by Sir Mortimer Wheeler. W. Heffer & Sons Limited, Cambridge, 1961. 4to., pp. xix, 287. Brown cloth gilt, dust wrappper worn at extremities. A.L.S. stappled to front free endpaper, "My Dear Molly (?) [...] Elsie".   Ref: 26280 
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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 
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Constantelos, Demetrios J: Byzantine Philanthropy and Social Welfare. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1968. First edition. 8vo., pp. xxvii, [i], 356. Green cloth, gilt title to spine. Internally bright and clean. Endcaps a little creased, top edge slightly toned, very good. Dust-jacket price-clipped, shelf worn with tear and small loss at head of faded spine but still good. In the Rutgers Byzantine Series (general editor Peter Charanis).   Ref: 51861 
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Cooper, Artemis: Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure. London: John Murray, 2012. First edition, second impression. 8vo., pp. xiii, [iii], 448. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Near fine. Author's inscription to Pamela Egremont (a close friend of Fermor's) to title-page.   Ref: 51641 
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Cotman, John Sell: Engravings of Sepulchral Brasses in Norfolk and Suffolk, tending to illustrate the ecclesiastical military and civil costume, as well as to preserve memorials of ancient families in that county [...]. Second edition. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1839. Second edition. 2 vols. Folio, pp. xxvi, 67, [i]; [iv], 31, [i] + 171 plates as called for, some folding. Includes hand-coloured frontispiece. Very occasional light foxing, slight faint smudging to title pages, a few folded plates just starting to split a little along their folds but generally in good order. Half olive green morocco, green and gold marbled paper-covered boards and matching endpapers, gilt spines, t.e.g. and others uncut. Spines a little faded, rubbed, a few small scrapes, edges worn, inner hinges inconspicuously reinforced with green tape. Bookplate of Adrian Bullock dated 1986 to front and back paste-down of each volume. An illustrated study and record of East Anglian brasses. John Sell Cotman (1782-1842) was a portrait and landscape painter of some fame and a prominent member of the Norwich School. He also made etchings on antiquarian subjects, focussing his attentions on the Norwich area where he worked as a drawing-master for nearly 30 years.   Ref: 46387  show full image..
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Cowley, Abraham: The Works of Mr. Abraham Cowley. In two volumes... The eleventh edition. [With:] Volume the Second. [And:] The third and Last Volume... The ninth edition. London: Printed for J. Tonson; Charles Harper, 1710; 1711. 3 vols., 8vo., pp. [iv], LXXVIII, [viii], 392 + engraved portrait frontispiece and 17 engraved plates (of which 13 are portraits); [ii], [393]-894, [ii] + engraved frontispiece and 9 engraved plates (of which 6 are portraits); [xxii], 495, [ix] + engraved frontispiece and another 4 engraved plates. Lightly browned, a little minor spotting. Contemporary calf, plain spines with red morocco labels, boards bordered in blind, edges sprinkled red, rubbed at extremities, neatly conserved by Chris Weston replacing original labels, f.f.e.p. removed from first vol. Early ink ownership inscription "Anne Pitt" on front flyleaf of vols. 2 & 3; large amorial bookplate of "John Borthwick / CROOKSTON" on versos of title-pages. The first volume contains the major poems and several essays, while the second volume reprints Cowley's juvenilia and university plays. ESTC T133366; T133364.   Ref: 36434 
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Croston, James: A History of the Ancient Hall of Samlesbury in Lancashire, with an Account of its Earlier Possessors and Particulars Relating to the More Recent Descent of the Manor. London: printed by Whittingham and Wilkins at the Chiswick Press, 1871. Folio (385 x 280mm), pp. x, [ii], 274 + 1 folding facsimile indenture, 3 folding pedigrees, 1 ground plan and 2 further engraved plates. Title page in red and black, further engravings in the text. Sporadic foxing with the endpapers and the 2 engraved plates most affected. Dark green textured morocco, gilt spine, ornate borders and dentelles, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Endcaps a little worn, some scrapes and marks to boards including some ink blots to upper board. A very good copy. One of 'Two Hundred copies privately printed for Presents only'.   Ref: 51264 
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Crucius, Jacobus: Epistolarum Libri IV. Cum Duplici Indice. Delphis [Delft]: ex officina Johannes Andreae Kloeting, 1633. First edition. 8vo., pp.[xvi], 606, [xxvi]. Woodcut initials. F.f.e.p. and following blank both with top fore-edge corner excised, title page a bit grubby, some light foxing to blanks front and rear. Contemporary vellum, title inked to spine, yapp edges. Vellum darkened, quite heavily marked especially to spine but entirely sound. Inscription to f.f.e.p. reading, 'Antonius [surname obscured], Coll. Reg. Oxon. ex dono Guliolmi Preston, 1743'. Crucius also published under the name Mercurius Batavus. This collection of letters was intended as instructional literature, imitating Ciceronian style and delivering moral and religious ideals alongside regular communication. To that end, many of the letters given earlier dates were actually written later to be included in the book, rather than sent.   Ref: 49124 
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