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Abulafia, David: Frederick II, a Medieval Emperor. London: Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, 1988. First edition. 8vo., pp.[xiv], 466. Red cloth, gilt title to spine. A few faint marks to cloth, top edge dusty, very good. Dust-jacket a little worn at edges, spine slightly faded.   Ref: 51603 
£30
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Alden, Jane: Songs, Scribes, and Society. The History and Reception of the Loire Valley Chansonniers. Oxford University Press, 2010. Second edition. 8vo., pp. xxiv, 283. Boards, copper-lettered, edges very slightly dusted, almost fine. Dust-jacket, slight shelf-wear, almost fine.   Ref: 49016 
£15
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Anlezark, Daniel: Water and Fire: the Myth of the Flood in Anglo-Saxon England. Manchester University Press, 2006. 8vo., pp. x, 398. Purple cloth, gilt title to spine, near fine. Dust-jacket very slightly shelf worn, near fine. In the Manchester Medieval Literature series (series editors J.J. Anderson and Gail Ashton).   Ref: 51556 
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Anon: (Smith, Dulcie Lawrence, trans.; Smith, Eileen Lawrence, illus.:) Aucassin and Nicolete. A Twelfth-Century Romance. London: Andrew Melrose, 1914. 4to., pp. [iv], 69, [i] + plates, some colour. Printed in red and black. Quarter faux-vellum, blue paper-covered boards, gilt title to spine and upper board, t.e.g., other edges uncut. Internally bright and clean. Spine a little greyed, free endpapers toned, otherwise very good indeed. White slipcase battered and a bit grubby, but functional. An anonymous medieval French chantefable, or combination of prose and verse, known from only one survivng manuscript discovered in 1752 by Jean-Baptiste de la Curne de Sainte-Palaye.   Ref: 51159 
£40
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[Antiquary, The] Walford, Edward, (ed.:) The Antiquary Vols. I-X. A magazine devoted to the study of the past. London: Elliot Stock, 1880-4. 10 vols. bound as 5. 4to., pp. iv, 289-292, 288, [ii], 275-278, 274 (i.e. indexes bound at front); 294, 286; 284, [iv], 284; 284 276; 292, 284. Numerous illustrations in the text. Vol. IX foxed at front, occasional further light foxing, a few unobtrusive pencil notes to margins. Later half (vellum, flesh-side out?) with marbled paper boards and endpapers, tan morocco gilt labels to spines, t.e.g., others uncut. A little rubbed, with some loss of colour to boards, (vellum) slightly soiled, some scrapes to spine labels, inner hinges beginning to wear but holding firm. Armorial bookplate of Edward Swinfen Harris to each front paste-down, and his pencilled ownership inscription to some title-pages. Edward Swinfen Harris (1841-1924) was surveyor for Buckinghamshire in the late 19th century; a well-known local architect, his work was influenced by the aesthetic movement.   Ref: 47037 
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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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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 
£15
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Barraclough, Geoffrey (trans. & intro.): Mediaeval Germany, 911-1250. Essays by German Historians. Vol. I, Introduction; Vol. II, Essays. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1948. Second impressions. 2 vols. 8vo., pp. xii, 141; x, 305. Cloth, gilt-lettered, spines cocked, edges dusted, very good. Dust-jacket, 2.4cm tear with a bit of loss to bottom edge of lower wrapper of vol. I, 1.3cm tear with loss to top edge of upper wrapper of vol. II, endcaps fraying, spines browned, shelf worn, price clipped, good. Library numbers to spines, library stamps and stickers front endpapers and title pages. Studies in Mediaeval History.   Ref: 49382 
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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 
£125
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[Bateman] Howarth, E. (prep.): Catalogue of the Bateman Collection of Antiquities in the Sheffield Public Museum. London: Dulau and Co., ‘Published by order of the committee’, 1899. 8vo., pp. xxiii, [i], 254, [i] + illustrated frontispiece. Many illustrations in the text. Brown cloth, gilt title to spine. Endcaps a little creased, some light dusty marks, ffep excised. A very good copy. Tiny label of J. Robertshaw, Binder, Sheffield to front paste-down (also printed by J. Robertshaw). After Thomas Bateman’s death in 1861 death his son sold most of the Bateman collection, parts of which (including the famous Benty Grange Anglo-Saxon helmet) were acquired by the Sheffield City Museum in 1893. The museum (now called the Weston Park Museum) still houses the collection, where it forms the core of their archaeology holdings.   Ref: 50493 
£25
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