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BILLINGS (Robert William): The Power of Form Applied to Geometric Tracery: One Hundred Designs and their Foundations Resulting from one Diagram.
First Edition, publisher's listing, 26pp text + 100 illustrations presented two per page each faced with a geometric diagram showing the measurements and methodology, half title preceded by advertisement leaf for "Mr Billings' Illustrated Architectural Works", large tall octavo, very fine uncut and unopened copy in original cloth, Edinburgh, William Blackwood and Sons, 1851. * "The author was first in the field to prove that not only was the whole detail of Gothic Architecture founded on Geometric law, but that the power of design still remained with us, waiting only on its application" - preface . "Robert William Billings (1813 - 1874) was a London-born Victorian era painter and architect. He wrote The Power of Form, in which he showed examples of the use of geometry in architecture. He also illustrated The Baronial and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Scotland. Many paintings based on his prints still survive in private collections. This work on Scotland's historic buildings include an extensive series of Scottish castles including Crathes Castle, Cawdor Castle, Dunnottar Castle and Muchalls Castle, some of which works are the earliest extant renderings of certain of these structures. He was primarily engaged in delineating and restoring historic buildings." (Book ref. 20117)   £225.00
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BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: IRISH UNIVERSITY PRESS: SUNDAY OBSERVANCE
(in the SOCIAL PROBLEMS SERIES) 3 volumes large folio. * The first Select Committee Report (1831-32) contains the text of legislation on Sunday Observance since the reign of Edward III. The committee's report on the laws and practices relating to Sunday observance and on violations of these laws resulted in acts passed in 1833 promoting the better observance of the Lord's Day. A Select Committee in 1846 investigated the Sunday opening of public houses in Scotland and the resulting disturbances caused at Divine Service by people who had just come out of public houses. However, in 1853, the Forbes MacKenzie Act was passed which closed public houses in Scotland completely on Sunday. An act similar to this was passed in England in 1854 but because of its obvious unpopularity was repealed the following year. The report of the Select Committee (1854-55) on this bill is included in this set. PHOTOGRAPHS & FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. There are approximately 5,000 British Parliamentary Papers for the period 1800 to 1900 - a mountain of source material that, however, because of its traditional chronological arrangement, has been difficult to access. The Irish University Press programme of facsimile reprints of these papers overcame this by commissioning academic specialists to select the most important papers and group them on the principle of 32 subject sets in the folio size of the originals. This series was published c.1960-1972. All the volumes are strongly bound in the publisher's original half green morocco leather. They are designed to outlast generations of heavy use and wear and have the great advantage over the original printings because on a strong laid acid free paper. Reproductions of original maps and other illustrations are included throughout the series. Each volume now offered has neat library stamp on front endpaper and verso title, otherwise entirely unmarked and in excellent condition. (Book ref. 20099)   £90.00
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BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: IRISH UNIVERSITY PRESS: RELIGION
3 volumes large folio. * PHOTOGRAPHS & FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. The report contained in Volume 1 summarizes the laws and regulations enshrining the balance of power between the state and the Roman Catholic Church in all the states and principalities of Europe and in the British colonies. Lengthy appendices provide documentary and other evidence for the summaries. The Royal Commission on Ritual was appointed in 1867 to inquire into a number of contentious innovations in the ceremonial of the United Churches of England and Ireland and the two reports are contained in Volume 2. The third and fourth reports of the Ritual Commission deal respectively with the scripture readings to be used in church services, and the rubrics of the Book of Common Prayer. There are approximately 5,000 British Parliamentary Papers for the period 1800 to 1900 - a mountain of source material that, however, because of its traditional chronological arrangement, has been difficult to access. The Irish University Press programme of facsimile reprints of these papers overcame this by commissioning academic specialists to select the most important papers and group them on the principle of 32 subject sets in the folio size of the originals. This series was published c.1960-1972. All the volumes are strongly bound in the publisher's original green buckram. They are designed to outlast generations of heavy use and wear and have the great advantage over the original printings because on a strong laid acid free paper. Reproductions of original maps and other illustrations are included throughout the series. Each volume now offered has neat library stamp on front endpaper and verso title, otherwise entirely unmarked and in excellent condition. (Book ref. 20092)   £100.00
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CHAUCER (Geoffrey): URRY (John, editor): THE WORKS OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER. Compared with the Former Editions and many Valuable MSS, out of which, Three Tales are added which were never before printed; By John Urry, student of Christ-Church,Oxon...
Together with a Glossary by a Student of the same College. To the Whole is prefixed The Author's Life, newly written. Illustrated with a fine engraved frontispiece portrait of Chaucer (by Vertue), letterpress title incorporating an engraving of Chaucer's tomb, with a full-page engraved portrait of Urry following title page. Engraved illustration of the pilgrims leaving the Tabard Inn on the first text leaf and a half-page engraved illustration of each of the pilgrims at the commencement of each tale. [vi], [50], 626, 82pp very tall large folio, full early calf (probably contemporary) on heavy boards professionally and sympathetically rebacked with raised bands and red leather morocco label gilt, an attractive copy, London, Lintot, 1727. PHOTOGRAPHS CAN BE SENT ON REQUEST. *The Works of Chaucer were first printed in 1532, followed by editions in 1542, 1561 (Stowe), and 1598 (Speght). Urry's important luxurious 1727 edition was the next to be published and kept Chaucer's name alive for the 18thC and into the 19thC. It was the first to be printed in Roman, not Gothic type. In it appeared for the first time, The Tale of Gamelyn, The Pardoner and the Tapster, an account of what happened after the pilgrims had reached Canterbury, and The Second Merchant's Tale, or Tale of Beryn. Although interesting in themselves, none of these "Tales" are in fact by Chaucer. Urry was a friend of the antiquarian, Thomas Hearne, and was one of a number of scholars in the early eighteenth century who undertook research into Anglo-Saxon, and early English. This edition includes an extensive "Glossary explaining the obsolete and difficult words in Chaucer." The work was left unfinished at Urry's death, and the final revision and completion were entrusted to Timothy Thomas, who wrote the preface and glossary. The life of Chaucer was originally written by John Dart, but was revised and altered by William Thomas. A spectacular edition of Chaucer. (Book ref. 19883)   £950.00
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ISAACSON (Rev. Charles S.): The story of the later Popes from the great schism to the first years of Pius X (1414 to 1906).
First Edition, PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR INSCRIBED, 303pp large octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, plates, London, Elliot, 1906. (Book ref. 19694)   £12.00
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FLETCHER (William C. ): THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH UNDERGROUND 1917 - 1970.
First Edition, 314pp tall octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, London, Oxford University Press, 1971. (Book ref. 19680)   £8.00
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SCHULMAN (Frank): "Blasphenmous and Wicked" the Unitarian Struggle for Equality,
First Edition, 218pp tall octavo, presentation label on title, a few library marks but a good copy in original cloth with dust-wrapper, free front endpaper and all before title page removed, Oxford, Harris Manchester College, 1997. (Book ref. 18700)   £10.00
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McLEOD (Hugh): Class and Religion in the Late Victorian City,
First Edition, 360pp large octavo, a few library marks but a good copy in original cloth with dust-wrapper, free front endpaper removed, London, Croom Helm, 1974. (Book ref. 18680)   £10.00
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HOBHOUSE (Stephen): William Law and Eighteenth Century Quakerism,
including some unpublished letters and fragments of William Law and John Byrom, First Edition, 342pp large octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, Allen, 1927. (Book ref. 18455)   £12.00
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FRANCIS OF ASSISI: MOCKLER (Anthony): Francis of Assisi; the Wandering Years,
First Edition, 256pp tall octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, title page unmarked, with dust-wrapper, Oxford, Phaidon, 1976. (Book ref. 18597)   £10.00
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GRIERSON (Janet): Frances Ridley Havergal, Worcester Hymnwriter,
First Edition, 197pp tall octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, Bromsgrove, Havergal Society, 1979. (Book ref. 18162)   £10.00
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BARMANN (Lawrence F.): Baron Friedrich von Hugel and the Modernist Crisis in England,
First Edition, 278pp tall octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, title page unmarked, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1972. (Book ref. 18183)   £12.00
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SMITH (George); WESLEY: History of Wesleyan Methodism,
First Edition, 3 vols, xii, 748; xii,700; xxiv, 769pp., 2 folding plates (one torn along crease but without loss), large octavo, neat uninked early embossed library stamp on title repeated occasionally in text, good set in library cloth. Vol. 1: Wesley and his times. Vol. 2: The Middle Ages. Vol. 3: Modern Methodism, London, Longman, 1857, 1858, 1861. Standard work - very uncommon as a first edition. Photograph available on request. (Book ref. 17630)   £125.00
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LAWTON (George); SPEIGHT (Harry): Collectio Rerum Ecclesiasticarum De Dioecesi Eboracensi;
or Collections Relative to Churches and Chapels Within the Diocese of York, to which are added Collections Relative to Churches and Chapels within the Diocese of Ripon, a new edition, with a copious index, THE YORKSHIRE TOPOGRAPHER HARRY SPEIGHT'S COPY, with his signature in ink on the title page, and numerous marginal notes, with the following in his hand on the front endpaper: "This copy of Lawton is annotated by me & contains much valuable information respecting Reguisters & the existence of Transcripts that would be costly to obtain if looked for specially. HS." xiii, 624pp small folio, original cloth, hinges worn but sound, library bookplate, very good sound copy, London, Rivington, 1842. Rare. Speight wrote extensively on Yorkshire - some of his titles being: The Craven and North-West Yorkshire Highlands (1892), Nidderdale and The Garden of the Nidd (1894), Romantic Richmondshire (1897), Upper Wharfedale (1900) and Lower Wharfedale (1902). Photograph available on request. (Book ref. 17664)   £175.00
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WILLIAMS (Watkin): Saint Bernard of Clairvaux,
First Edition, 423pp thick large octavo, plates, 2 folding maps in pocket at end, a few tiny library stamps, a very good copy in original cloth, Manchester University Press, 1935. (Book ref. 15797)   £18.00
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WILLIAMS (Edith E.): The Chantries of William Canynges in St Mary Redcliffe Bristol,
with a survey of Chantries in general and some events in the lives of the Canynges, First Edition, 298pp royal quarto, library stamp on the front endpaper only, library cloth, good copy, Bristol, Georges, 1950. (Book ref. 2253)   £15.00
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WILES (Maurice, editor): Documents in Early Christian Thought,
First Edition, 268pp octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, title page unmarked, with dust-wrapper, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1975. (Book ref. 16298)   £12.00
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WESLEY: GREEN (J. Brazier): John Wesley and William Law,
First Edition, 224pp tall octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, London, Epworth Press, 1945. (Book ref. 15268)   £12.00
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WELMAN (S.): The Parish and Church of Godalming,
First Edition, 74pp small folio, illustrations, old circular armorial uninked embossed library paper-stamp on title occasionally repeated in text, a good copy in library cloth, London, Elliot, 1900. (Book ref. 10650)   £15.00
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WATTS (W. W.): Catalogue of Pastoral Staves,
First Edition, 40pp plus 20 plates, small quarto, a few library stamps but title-page clean and unstamped, a very good copy in original cloth, London, Victoria and Albert Museum, 1924. (Book ref. 5547)   £15.00
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