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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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Barnish, Sam J. & Marazzi, Federico, eds.: The Ostrogoths, from the Migration Period to the Sixth Century: an Ethnographic Perspective. Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2007. 4to., pp.[vi], 497, [i]. Black cloth, red title to spine, almost fine. Dust-jacket very lightly shelf worn, almost fine. A stand-alone work, also Volume 7 in the Studies in Historical Archaeoethnology series.   Ref: 51599 
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Boissier, Gaston: La Fin du Paganisme. Étude Sur les Dernières Luttes Religieuses en Occident au Quatrième Siècle. Tomes I et II. Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1909. Sixth editions. 12mo., pp. 394; 452. Half cloth-backed marbled boards, spines badly browned, vol. 1 corners bumped, discolouration to board edges, a few marks to lower board of vol. 1, edges dusted, but still very good. No dust-jackets.   Ref: 48545 
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Champion, Michael W.: Explaining the Cosmos: Creation and Cultural Interaction in Late-Antique Gaza. Oxford University Press, 2014. 8vo., pp.x, [ii], 241, [i]. Black cloth, silver title to spine, almost fine. Very faint shelf wear to dust-jacket, almost fine. Oxford Studies in Late Antiquity series.   Ref: 51600 
£16
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Comber, Thomas: Roman Forgeries in the Councils during the First Four Centuries [...]. London: Samuel Roycroft for Robert Clavell 1689. Sm. 4to., pp. [xvi], 175, [i]. A little faint spotting. Contemporary sprinkled sheep, boards bordered with a blind and gilt decorative roll, the leather crackled from acid dye, rebacked preserving most of original spine but this rather rubbed, new endpapers, corners worn. The first edition of the first two parts of Comber’s defense of the church - two further parts were written and published six years later. Comber (1645-1699) was dean of Durham and a prolific commentator, with some of his works often reprinted into the 19th century. ESTC R20424.   Ref: 36019 
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Drever, Matthew: Image, Identity, and the Forming of the Augustinian Soul. Oxford University Press, 2013. 8vo., pp.viii, [ii], 275, [i]. White paper-covered boards, silver title to spine, almost fine. A little very light shelf wear to dust-jacket. An Academy Series book, published jointly by the American Academy of Religion and Oxford University Press.   Ref: 51602 
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Dudley, Donald R.: A History of Cynicism, From Diogenes to the 6th Century A.D.. London: Methuen & Co., 1937. 8vo., pp. xii, [ii], 224. Toning and some foxing to endpapers, otherwise bright. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Spine sunned, a few marks, spine a little cocked but still a good sound copy. No dust-jacket From the author’s library, with his typewritten bookplate and the bookplate of A.D. Peters, literary agent. Ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa dated 1972 to front paste-down.   Ref: 51189 
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Kordosi, Michael S.: Contribution to the History and Topography of the Corinth region in the Middle Ages (title in Greek). Athens: Dionesios Notis Karavias Bookshop, 1981. First edition. 8vo., pp. 462 + maps. Greek text. Paperback. Minor signs of shelf wear, still very good. Edges uncut. Author’s card with his signature added in ink, loosely inserted. No. 159 in the ‘Library of Historical Studies’ series.   Ref: 50515 
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Lamb, Harold: Constantinople: Birth of an Empire. London: Robert Hale, 1958. First edition. 8vo., pp.vii, [iii], 334, vi, [ii]. Burgundy cloth, gilt title to spine. Top edge dusty, very good indeed. Dust-jacket a little worn at edges, white areas a bit grubby, still very good overall. Pencilled inscription of Pamela Wyndham (Lady Egremont) to ffep.   Ref: 51601 
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Methodius of Olympus, Saint: Episcopi et Martyris Convivium Decem Virginum. Leo Allatius haectenus non editum primus Graece vulgavit, Latine vertit, notas & diatribam de Methodiorum scriptis adiecit. Romæ [Rome]: Typis S. Congreg. de Propaganda Fide, 1656. 8vo., pp. [xvi], 435, [xiii]. Text in Greek and Latin. Printer's device of an elaborate bee on title page and p.386, initials and tailpieces. Some light foxing, a few small marginal holes not affecting text. Contemporary vellum, ink title to spine, edges mottled red. Spine slightly darkened, boards marked, a few surface wormholes, endpapers rumpled and dusted. Armorial bookplate to front paste down, ownership inscription of Michaëlis Angeli Giacomelli to f.f.e.p. verso. Booksellers notes pencilled to f.f.e.p., 'Autograph of M.A. Giacomelli, Archbishop of Chalcedon, with his bookplate'. Embossed armorial stamp to title page. The first complete edition of Methodius's 'The Banquet of Virgins' - selections had been published in 1644 at Paris - by the church father Saint Methodius, bishop of Olympus and then Tyre. Several of his other works survive as fragments, with this one, written around 300 AD and popular through the rest of late antiquity, the only one known in its entirety. A stylistic imitation of Plato's Symposium, except that the participants, a group of ten virgins, praise the state of virginity instead of love. The text is published in Greek with a parallel Latin translation.   Ref: 46400 
£500
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