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LONDON MUSEUM: Medieval Catalogue.
London (HMSO), 1954. 8½x5¼ins. pp.319. Coloured 96 plates, with numerous plates and illustrations, a very good copy in original paper wrappers, London, HMSO, 1954 (Book ref. 20385)   £12.00
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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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LACROIX (Paul): Les Arts au Moyen Age et a l'epoque de La Renaissance,
second revised edition, 548pp large thick folio, complete with with 19 chromolithographs and 400 wood engravings, original publisher's red morocco backed cloth, elaborately gilt, Paris. Librairie De Firmin Didot Freres, Fils et Cie. 1869., 1869. The arts of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Includes chapters on civil and religious arts, armour, goldsmith's work, horology, stained glass, sculpture, books etc. A photograph can be sent of this book on request. (Book ref. 19256)   £70.00
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BERJEAU (J.Ph.): Geschiedenis Van Het Heylighe Cruys; or, History of the Holy Cross.
Reproduced in Facsimile from the Original Edition Printed by J. Veldener in 1483, First Edition thus, xii, 60pp with 65 reproductions in facsimile, small quarto, good copy in original printed cloth, London, C.J. Stewart, 1863. A photograph can be sent of this book on request. (Book ref. 19238)   £60.00
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Welsby (D. A.); Daniels (C. M.): Soba: Archaeological research at a medieval capital on the Blue Nile,
First Edition, 363pp folio, very fine copy in original cloth with dustwrapper, London, British Institute in Eastern Africa, 1991. A highly comprehensive report which records the results of the survey and excavation conducted by the British Institute in Eastern Africa from 1981 until 1986. Located in Central Sudan, Soba was capital of the medieval kingdom Alwa. Alwa and its neighboring kingdoms Makouria and Nobadia were converted to Christianity in the sixth century. (Book ref. 18854)   £18.00
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GOLLANCZ, Israel (ed): Patience : an alliterative version of Jonah by the poet of Pearl ,
First Edition, 3 plates, small quarto, very good copy in original printed wrappers, the first printed edition, London, Oxford University Press, 1930. (Book ref. 18843)   £16.00
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GOLLANCZ (Sir Israel, editor): Cleanness: An Alliterative Tripartite Poem on the Deluge,
the Destruction of Sodom and the Death of Belshazzar, by the Poet of Pearl, with: Glossary and Index, 2 vols, 112; 102pp small quarto, good clean set in original printed wrappers, London, Oxford University Press, 1921, 1933. The first printed edition from the MS. Rarely found complete with both vols. (Book ref. 18841)   £32.00
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Hartmann (von Aue ): Iwein Eine Erzahlung
von Hartmann von Aue mit Anmerkunger von G.F. Benecke und K. Lachmann. Sechste Ausgabe. Unveränderter Nachdruck der fünften, von Ludwig Wolff durchgesehenen Ausgabe, facsimile reprint, 563pp royal octavo, very good copy in original cloth, Berlin, Gruyter, 1962. (Book ref. 18763)   £12.00
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PRESTWICH (Michael): The Three Edwards, War and State in England 1272-1377,
reprint, 336pp paperback, fine copy, London, Routledge, 1996. (Book ref. 18263)   £6.00
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HERLIHY (David, editor): Medieval Culture and Society,
First Edition, 410pp large octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, title page unmarked, London, Macmillan, 1968. (Book ref. 18304)   £10.00
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DUBY (George): The early Growth of the European Economy, Warriors and Peasants from the Seventh
to the Twelfth Century, First Edition, 292pp tall octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, title page unmarked, with dust-wrapper, London, Weidenfeld, 1974. (Book ref. 18305)   £10.00
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KEEN (M. H.): England in the Later Middle Ages, A Political History,
First Edition, 581pp tall octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, London, Methuen, 1973. (Book ref. 18116)   £10.00
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MOORE (Samuel): Historical Outlines of English Sounds and Inflections,
First Edition, 179pp large octavo, a very good copy in original cloth, Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1951. (Book ref. 17819)   £14.00
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CAXTON: BLAKE (N. F.): Caxton's Own Prose,
First Edition, 187pp tall octavo, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, London, Deutsch, 1973. (Book ref. 17812)   £12.00
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CAXTON: BLAKE (N. F.): Caxton and his World,
First Edition, 256pp tall octavo, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, London, Deutsch, 1969. (Book ref. 17817)   £12.00
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WRIGHT (Thomas): The Archaeological Album; or, Museum of National Antiquities,
First Edition, 231pp quarto, with numerous textual illustrations [only, no inserted plates as listed], a few library stamps but title-page clean and unstamped, a very good copy in original cloth, boards detatched, needing rehinging but would repair easily, London, Chapman, 1845. High Victorian pre-academic antiquarianism - largely amateur but highly enthusiastic, which itself lead on to more sustained scholarship. This kind of work also lead to the romantic gothic view of the middle ages. (Book ref. 5440)   £8.00
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WILSON (F. P.); HUNTER (G. K.): The English Drama 1485 - 1585,
First Edition, 244pp, tall octavo, a few library stamps but title-page clean and unstamped, a very good copy in original cloth with dustwrapper, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1969. (Book ref. 11617)   £14.00
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WILSON (F. P.): The English Drama 1485-1585,
First Edition, 244pp tall octavo, a few library stamps but title-page clean and unstamped, a very good copy in original cloth with dustwrapper, free front endpaper removed, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1969. (Book ref. 5556)   £10.00
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WILSON (David M.): Anglo-Saxon Ornamental Metalwork 700-1100
in the British Museum, (catalogue of antiquities of the later saxon period, vol 1), First Edition, 248pp plus 44 plates, quarto, a few library stamps but title-page clean and unstamped, a very good copy in original cloth, London, Britsih Museum, 1964. (Book ref. 11854)   £50.00
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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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