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Aurelius Antoninus, Marcus: (Long, George, trans.; Flint, W. Russell, illus.:) The Thoughts of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus [...] New York: Dodge Publishing Company, 1912. pp. lxxxvii, [i], 207, [i] + 12 colour plates, including frontispiece. First and last few leaves a little foxed, some tissues foxed causing some slight transfer onto plates. Publisher's quarter faux-vellum, buff-coloured boards, paper title labels to spine and upper board, top edge gilt and others uncut. Lightly rubbed but very good overall. Modern illustrated bookplate of N. A. Whinfrey to ffep. Bookseller's pencil note to front paste-down.   Ref: 51818 
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Aurelius Victor, Sextus: (Arntzenius, J., ed.:) Historia Romana, cum notis integris [...] Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: apud Janssonio Waesbergios. Trajecti Batav. [Utrecht]: apud Jacobum a Pools 1733. 4to., pp. [xlviii], 668, [cxxxiv] (including one full-page engraving) + additional engraved title-page. Title page in red and black with engraved vignette, illustrations (mostly numismatic) and a few decorations. Sudden heavy foxing from p.201 diminishing towards approx. p.257, occasional small scorch marks never affecting more than a letter or two. Contemporary brown marbled calf, raised bands, orange gilt label to spine, edges coloured yellow. Spine and corners rubbed, tiny tear to headcap, joints wearing a little but a very good copy. Arms of the Dutch city of Leeuwarden, capital of Friesland, in gilt to centre of each board. Illegible pencilled signature to ffep. The text is a new recension by Arntzenius, based on the work of Schott. Dibdin includes this edition on his list of best quarto variora, and notes: 'It is certainly an elaborate performance [...] the edition is indispensable to the collector's library.' Dibdin (4th edn.) I 343; Schweiger II 1136; Graesse VII, 299   Ref: 51544 
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Bainbridge, Beryl: The Bottle Factory Outing. London: Gerald Duckworth & Co., 1974. First edition. 8vo., pp.179, [i]. Very slight paper flaw to edge of lower margin pp.7-12 not affecting text, otherwise clean and bright within. Black cloth, gilt title to spine. Endcaps a bit creased, top edge slightly dusty but still very good indeed. First edition of Bainbridge's fifth novel, shortlisted for Booker Prize and winner of the Guardian Fiction Prize.   Ref: 49540 
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Baines, Edward: (Whatton, W.R.; Harland, John; Herford, Brooke, eds.:) The History of the County Palatine and Duchy of Lancaster. London: George Routledge and Sons; Manchester: L.C. Gent, 1868; 1870. 2 vols., folio (vol.II slightly larger), pp. xvi, 690, [ii]; xii, 729, [i] + folding colour map bound in at front of first volume. Each volume with two red letterpress-printed slips bound in at the front: to vol.I a notice concerning the second volume and an advertisement; to vol.II two advertisements). Vol.I also with final advertisement leaf dated April 1868 at rear. Illustrations, diagrams and tables in the text. A few occasional spots and light smudges. Green cloth, gilt titles to spines, armorial gilt stamp to each upper board. Vol.I rubbed, some loss to endpapers at hinges exposing the structure of the binding; vol.II very nicely rebound in the same shade of green cloth with the original gilt centrepiece retained, endpapers replaced. Seemingly a made-up set, but a very good one. To the front paste-down of the first volume, recent bookplate of Theodore G. Peyton Johnson. To the title-page of the second volume, signature of R. Bolton. 'A new, revised and improved edition'. An expansion of the author's History, Directory and Gazetteer of Lancaster (2 vols., 1824-25).   Ref: 51720 
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Banks, Iain M.: Look to Windward. London: Orbit, 2000. First edition. 8vo., pp. [x], 357, [i]. Internally clean. Black cloth, bronze title to spine. Vague creasing to tailcap, very good overall. Sixth of the Culture novels.   Ref: 51479 
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Banks, Iain: The Bridge. London: Macmillan, 1986. First edition, signed by the author. 8vo., pp. [x], 259, [i]. Very slightly toned towards page edges. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine, very vague crease to headcap but very good overall. Autographed to title-page. When interviewed by SFX Magazine in 1994 The Bridge was Banks' favourite of his novels, as well the one he thought to be technically the best. "Definitely the intellectual of the family, it's the one that went away to University and got a first. I think The Bridge is the best of my books."('The Books of Iain Banks - and Iain M. Banks')   Ref: 51373 
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Barber, Peter: Sievers' Law and the History of Semivowel Syllabicity in Indo-European and Ancient Greek. Oxford University Press, 2013. 8vo., pp. xv, [i], 437, [i]. Black cloth-covered boards, gilt title to spine, light dusting to edges, otherwise fine. In the Oxford Classical Monographs series.   Ref: 51363 
£40
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Barker, Pat: Life Class. London: Hamish Hamilton, 2007. First edition. 8vo., pp. [vi], 248, [ii]. Brown cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Near fine.   Ref: 50457 
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Barnes, Timothy D.: Ammianus Marcellinus and the Representation of Historical Reality. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1998. First edition. 8vo., pp. xviii, 290. Cloth, black title to spine, near fine. Dust-jacket, shelf wear, very good. Averil Cameron's notes loosely inserted.   Ref: 51903 
£60
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(Barnwell Abbey) (The History of Barnwell Abbey, near Cambridge, with the Origin of Sturbright Fair, taken from Ancient Manuscripts; to which is added a List of the Mayors of Cambridge, from the year 1488 to 1806, &tc &tc.) (Cambridge: printed by Mary Watson:) Not before 1863. 4to., near-contemporary manuscript copy, mostly in the same neat hand and with three hand-drawn illustrations. Edges darkened a little, occasional ink smudges and light spots of foxing. Recent half burgundy morocco with matching cloth-covered boards, green gilt title label to spine. Occasional scuffs but still very good. Address details embossed to ffep of Cayton Hall, South Stainley suggesting that the book may once have belonged to Nigel and Mary Hudleston. The Hudlestons assembled a uniquely important collection of Yorkshire folk songs, which is now archived at National Centre for English Cultural Tradition at Sheffield University. The text of the original printed work was taken largely from 'The History and Antiquities of Barnwell Abbey', found in volume V of John Nichols' Bibliotheca Topographica Britannica. Here it has been painstakingly copied by hand, the list of Mayors of Cambridge has been updated and several leaves of futher miscellanous notes have been added at the rear. The list of Mayors found in this volume continues past the 1806 publication date to 1821 in the same hand, and from there in a different hand to 1841 (though space has been left for the list to continue up to 1846). The following five pages contain notes on the text, dated up to 1835. These seem to be in the same hand as the main text, although perhaps not always quite as carefully inscribed. Three pages in a different hand follow, the first of which is titled 'The Defence of G.J. Holyoake in his Trial at Gloucester'. This refers to Gerorge Jacob Holyoake (1817-1906), freethinker and co-operator who was, in 1842, the last person in England to be tried for blasphemy at a public lecture. The text here appears to be the beginning of an address to the court, the handwriting becoming increasingly illegible as it continues down the page. The following page bears the title 'Verses Written by Francis Price on the Revolt of Islam Canton 1863', which seemingly refers to the Dungan Revolt which began 1862 in western China. On the next and final page the writer (of these last few pages, rather than the bulk of the text) provides some information about his identity. He is Francis Augustus John Price, born in Cowbridge, South Wales on 9th July 1844. He names his mother, though the writing here is unfortuately illegible, and gives her date of birth as December 24th 1819. His father was Charles Price, born in Worcester on August 20th 1819. He then writes a little of his siblings and grandmother, the handwriting once again becoming increasingly illegible as it continues down the page.   Ref: 51414 
£350
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