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Arnold, T. W.: The Caliphate. Oxford: Clarendon Press (for Sandpiper Books), 2000. First edition thus. 8vo., pp. 223. Cloth, gilt-lettered, fine. Dust-jacket, a bit of shelf wear, almost fine.   Ref: 49195 
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Arrian; (Blankaart, Nikolaas, ed; Vulcanius, Bonaventura, trans.:) De Expedit. Alex. Magni. Historiarum Libri X. Ejusdem Indica […]. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: Joannem Janssonium a Waesberge, & viduam Elizaei Weyerstraet, 1668. 8vo., pp. [xii], 617, [xxxvii] + additional engraved title page, and portrait of the editor. Woodcut initials and head- & tail-pieces, a few old annotations. A couple of leaves unopened, lower margin of leaf 2L4 abbreviated due to paper flaw. Contemporary vellum, title inked to spine, yapp edges, edges sprinkled blue. Spine a little darkened and marked but vellum otherwise uncommonly clean, paste-downs lifted (the front a little crumpled) revealing manuscript parchment binder's waste used as sewing supports. A very good copy indeed. Dibdin cites Harwood as asserting this edition's 'great merit'. Dibdin I (4th edn.), 329; Hoffman I, 377; Schweiger II, 67.   Ref: 50147 
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Athenaeus: (Meineke, A., ed.:) Deipnosophistae. Leipzig: B.G. Teubner, 1858; 1859; 1867. 4 vols. Small 8vo., pp. 488; 514; 499; 376. Quarter cloth-backed grey paper-covered boards, gilt-lettered, all spines faded, boards quite worn, green stickers either side of spines to vols. 1, 2, & 4, corners and edges bumped, edges dusted and browned, good. No dust-jackets, as issued. Stamp of Dr. Joh. Jemscher to f.f.e.p.s, stamp of Zubrandenburg Gynasium to title pages. Athenaeus’ text in three vols, vol. 3 with indices, vol. 4 with notes.   Ref: 48719 
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[Athenaeus] Casaubon, Isaac: Isaaci Casauboni Animadversionum in Athenaei Deipnosophistas Libri Quindecem. (Part III of) Deipnosophistarum Libri Quindecem [...] curavit [...] Godofredus Henricus Schaefer. Lipsae [Leipzig]: Vol. I in Bibliopolio Schäferiano; Vols. II & III in Libraria Kuehniana, 1796; 1843;1843. 3 vols., vol. I first edition thus, vols. II & III reprints. 8vo., pp. [iv], xvi, 490; [iv], 484; [ii], 414. Heavily foxed, a few pencil annotations, large closed tear to vol.III p.275. Contemporary tan calf, gilt spine, edges red. Spines rubbed with loss of gilt and a little fraying at head, labels lost, joints creased but bindings sound, top edges dusty. Unobtrusive bookseller’s ticket of Galloway and Porter, Cambridge to front paste-down vol. I. Pencilled ownership inscription on J.W. Edwards, Jan ‘11 to each f.f.e.p.. A mixed-edition assemblage of the three volumes of Casaubon's Animadversions on Athenaeus, published as the third part of Schaefer's edition of the Deipnosophistarum. Dibdin (4th edn.) I 335   Ref: 48612 
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Aulus Gellius: (Egnatius, J.B., ed.:) Noctium Atticarum Libri Undeuiginti. Venetiis : in aedibus Aldi, et Andreae Soceri, 1515. 8vo., ff. (xxxii), 289, (li). Imprint from colophon, anchor devices to first and final leaves. A few very faint marginal annotations in an old hand (e.g. f.147 verso). Dampstaining radiating from bottom edge, sometimes imperceptible but sometimes causing tidemarks and affecting , though by no means obscuring, text. Title-page a little grubby. Wormhole from first leaf to approx. f.166, tiny but affecting first line of text (a few letters, not legibility); a little additional worming to lower margin f.102, diminishing towards f.141. A few neat paper repairs generally to lower edge, the final leaf being particularly affected. Recent semi-limp vellum, gilt title to spine, fore-edges turned in, gilt gauffered edges, title faintly inked to tail edge, endpapers renewed. Spine a little darkened, a few smudgy marks, gilt egdes a bit worn but still very attractive. A very good copy, sympathetically rebound. An inscription to the title-page, thoroughly crossed through, but dated 1738. Edited by J. B. Egnatius, pseud. of G. B. Cipelli, with a preface by Antonius Marsilius. Renouard finds two variations of the final leaf, one with ‘duerniorem’ and one with ‘duernionem’: this copy carries the latter spelling. He continues,’on y voit encore plusieurs autres variations du même genre: au reste le choix entre les deux est indifférent.’ Dibdin notes that, ‘the work does not contain any commentaries, but a double index sufficiently ample [...]. Fine copies are becoming very scarce.’ A lovely example of the beauty and convenience of Aldine’s unelaborated octavo volumes of popular Classical authors, highlighted with some early annotations: ‘By pruning away one element - the commentaries - and combining two others - the smaller format and the most acceptable titles - Aldus was freeing literature from the study and the lecture-room.’ (Lowry, 143) Renouard 9; Dibdin I (4th edn.) 339   Ref: 51787 
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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, woodcut initials and head- and tail-pieces, numerous illustrations in the text. Very occasional light foxing, some gatherings toned. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum, title inked to spine, edges lightly sprinkled red and blue. Some smudgy marks to vellum but quite clean and bright overall, top edge darkened, a very good copy. To the front paste-down, a bequeathal bookplate to the Taylor Institute overlaid with a ‘Sold by Authority’ ink stamp, together with two ms library codes. 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.   Ref: 49944 
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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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Badham, Sally; Norris, Malcolm: Early Incised Slabs and Brasses from the London Marblers. The Society of Antiquaries of London, 1999. First edition. 8vo., pp.viii, 182 + figures & plates. Red cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. As new.   Ref: 50522 
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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. Dust-jacket verso lightly toned, very slight shelf-wear, very good. 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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