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Fitch, Robert: (Ninham, John, illus.:) Views of the Gates of Norwich, Made in the Years 1792-3, by the Late John Ninham, With an Historical Introduction, Extracts from the Corporation Records and Papers of the Late John Kirkpatrick. Norwich: printed by Cundall, Miller, and Leavins, 1861. 4to., pp.[iv], xxxv, [i], 36 + 22 plates as called for. Some foxing mostly affecting plates. Brown textured cloth, gilt title to spine, gilt-stamped centrepiece of the Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society to upper board. Cloth split and fraying at lower joint but mull beneath holding firm, endcaps worn, spine faded, a few marks to boards but still a good copy. Several bookplates and inscriptions to front endpapers: bookplates of John J. Nunn and T.J.W. Cushing; inscriptions of D.H. Cushing and (Sambrooke?) Taylor, the latter dated 1920. One additional illegible ownership inscription at head of ffep, the only readable part being 'Burnham Market'.   Ref: 49037 
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Flood, Henry: The Speech and Proposition of the Right Hon. Henry Flood, in the House of Commons of Great Britain, Thursday, March 4th, 1790, on a Reform of the Representation in Parliament. London: J. Debrett, 1790. 8vo., pp. [iv], 32. Title-page a little grubby, faint stain to fore-edge margin of a few leaves. Disbound, buff paper covers a little rubbed, a few small tears to spine but still a very good copy. Flood (17321791) 'was certainly one of the most consequential figures on the Irish political landscape and one of the most powerful voices of eighteenth-century Irish protestant patriotism during the 1760s and early 1770s, when he dominated patriot politics, and during the early 1780s, when he was the most provocative patriot spokesman.' Made in the year before his death, 'his speech for leave to introduce a bill for the reform of parliament on 4 March 1790 indicate[s] that he retained his fabled oratorical and political skills to the last.' (ODNB) ESTC T178279   Ref: 51462 
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[Ford, James:] A Memoir of Thomas Green, Esquire, of Ipswich; with A Critique on his Writings, and an Account of his Family and Connections. Ipswich: Printed by John Raw 1825. Folio, pp. viii [iii] 12-82 + 1 plate and frontispiece. Edges untrimmed, frontispiece foxed, flaw to first (blank) leaf repaired. Modern half blue calf over marbled boards, gilt ruling and title to spine. Inscription to first leaf: "To Mr John Talwin Shewell, from the Guardians and Executors under the Will of the late Thomas Green, Esq." One of a limited edition of 100 copies, "presented to the more immediate and intimate Friends of the Deceased" (p. vi). "Green's claim to remembrance is his Diary of a Lover of Literature, extracts from which he published in 1810. In this he discusses and criticizes the books he read from day to day, sometimes giving lengthy arguments on the authors' subjects, in particular on metaphysical points.... It is varied by vivid descriptions of scenery in the Isle of Wight and Wales" (ODNB).   Ref: 22063 
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[Foyles] Fabes, Gilbert H. The Romance of a Bookshop, 1904-1938. Privately printed, 1938. 8vo., pp. 64 + 10 plates on 8 leaves as called for. A little foxed, mostly at front and rear, half-title toned. Black cloth, gilt title to spine and upper board, a little rubbed but very good overall. Gift inscription to ffep, 'To my old/ friend Smith/ Gilbert Foyle/ June 1939'. Revised edition. First published in 1929 as 'The Romance of a Bookshop, 1904-1929'. Gilbert Fabes was manager of the rare book department at Foyles from 1927 until c.1932. He later took on the same role at Hatchards of Piccadilly, as well as several stints as an independent bookseller.   Ref: 51765 
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[Gerald of Wales] Giraldus Cambrensis: (Powell, David, ed.:) Itinerarium Cambriae Seu Laboriosae Balduini Cantuariensis Archiepiscopi per Walliam Legationis Accurata Descriptio. Londini [London]: typis Gulielmi Bulmer et Socii [...] apud Gulielmum Miller, 1806. 4to with generous margins (310 x 245mm), pp. [ii], xxxii (+ *xxiii, *xxiv), 237, [i], [vi] + 4 engraved plates including portrait frontispiece + hand-coloured folding map. With half-title, plates by James Basire and John Carter. Vertical crease to preliminary blank, toning to some pages near plates, plates themselves a bit foxed, short closed tear to map near its attachment at gutter. Contemporary brown calf, rebacked with original (slightly darkened) gilt and blind-tooled spine retained, blind-tooled borders, drab endpapers with hinges reinforced, a.e.g.. A little rubbed, corners fraying, a few small dents to edges but a very good, attractive copy. Armorial bookplate of Sir Francis Baring to front paste-down. Pencilled ownership inscription of B. Harries, Cantab. 1969 to ffep verso together with a code, 'I.5.'. Limited edition of 200 copies, this one with the bookplate of Sir Francis Baring (17401810), first baronet, merchant and co-founder in 1762 of the London merchant house of Barings.   Ref: 51273 
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Gleason, J.H.: The Justices of the Peace in England 1558-1640. A Later Eirenarcha. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1969. 8vp., pp. xvi, 285, [i] + plates. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Top edge dusty, very good overall.   Ref: 51621 
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Godsal, Major P. T.: The Storming of London and the Thames Valley Campaign. A Military Study of the Conquest Harrison & Sons, 1908. 8vo., pp. xxxv, 288. Publisher's red cloth gilt, boards discoloured and spine ends chipped. Author's inscription to ffep.   Ref: 31084 
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Gooder, Eileen A.: Latin for Local History: an Introduction. London: Longmans, 1967. 8vo., pp.x, 147, [i]. Occasional annotations in red and black ink. Orange cloth, gilt title to spine, very good overall. Third impression of the first edition, originally published 1961.   Ref: 51561 
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Gransden, Antonia (ed.): The Chronicle of Bury St Edmunds, 1212-1301. London: Nelson, 1964. 8vo., pp. xlv, 187. Red cloth, gilt; dusty and a little shelf-worn, but very good. Dustwrapper faded and beginning to fray along upper edge, also very good. Unusual ink pattern to front pastedown. Latin text with English translation. A volume in Nelson's Medieval Texts.   Ref: 42144 
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Gransden, Antonia: Historical Writing in England. Volume I, c.550-c.1307; vol. II, c.1307- the Early Sixteenth Century. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1974; 1982. First editions. 8vo., pp. xxiv, 610; xxiv, 644. Blue cloth, top edges blue. Dust-jackets, that of vol.I price-clipped and with the fading to spine usual to this volume but still very good indeed, vol. II fine. Scarce as a set, volume I being the more elusive of the two.   Ref: 46277 
£175
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