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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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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 
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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 
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Barwick, Peter: The Life of the Reverend Dr. John Barwick, D.D. London: Printed by J. Bettenham. 1724. Large paper copy. 8vo., pp. [xxiv], 552, [xl] + 2 engr. portrait frontispieces. Contemporary Cambridge-style panelled calf, spine gilt in compartments, orange morocco label,extremities rubbed, spine darkened, joints split but boards still attached, endcaps worn. "James Affleck" book label on front pastedown, contemporary ink inscr. on f.f.e.p. "Eliz. Dolben" and above "Jam:s. Affleck [undeciphered] e dono"; also, mid-20th C. provenance note by Peter B. G. Binnall on verso of marbled flyleaf. The first English edition of this biography and indication of support for the Anglican church and the king, originally written in Latin by the subject's brother. John Barwick (1612-1664) and his brother Peter were both staunch royalists, rewarded with significant posts following the Restoration - Peter as medical advisor to the king and John as dean of St Paul's. ESTC T73568.   Ref: 36006 
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Basil the Great, St.: (Lipatov, Nikolai A., trans.:) Commentary on the Prophet Isaiah. Mandelbachtal/Cambridge: Edition Cicero, 2001. First edition. 8vo., pp. vi, 431. Paperback, edges lightly dusted, very good. Translator's inscription to Prof. Averil Cameron to title page and letter from the translator to Prof. Averil Cameron loosely inserted.   Ref: 51944 
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Bateman, Thomas: Ten Years' Diggings in Celtic & Saxon Grave Hills in the Counties of Derby, Stafford, and York, from 1848 to 1858; with Notices of Some Former Discoveries Hitherto Unpublished, and Remarks on the Crania and Pottery from the Mounds. London: George Allen & Sons, n.d. [1861]. 8vo.,pp.xiv, [iii], 18-309, [i]. Illustrations in the text. Very occasional light foxing, a few faint creases. Green cloth, gilt title to spine. A little rubbed, endcaps creased, slightly shaken with endpaper split at rear hinge, but textblock holding firm, endpapers lightly toned. A good working copy. Ownership inscription of Arthur Cornish to front pastedown. According to Arthur C. Clarke, Cornish was "an archaeologist and a very nice guy who definitely influenced my scientific interest. He gave me quite a lot of stuff, including fossils and a mammoth's tooth." (Neil McAleer: Sir Arthur C. Clarke: Odyssey of a Visionary.) 'Highly regarded in his lifetime, Bateman's (1821-1861) reputation rests largely on his publications relating to barrow-digging. Himself a follower of such pioneers as Richard Colt Hoare and William Cunnington, Bateman influenced later archaeologists such as William Boyd Dawkins and J. Wilfrid Jackson in Derbyshire. Disillusioned with Stephen Glover, who handled the subscriptions for his first book, Vestiges of the Antiquities of Derbyshire (1847), he financed all his later publications himself. As well as many articles in learned journals such as the Archaeological Journal, the Journal of the British Archaeological Association, and The Reliquary, edited by Llewellynn Jewitt, Bateman produced [his last book] Ten Years' Digging in Celtic and Saxon Gravehills in 1861.' (ODNB) A controversial figure, Bateman's methods and the speed at which he worked would likely horrify modern archaeologists though his extensive note-taking earned him a high reputation among his contemporaries.   Ref: 50492 
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