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A. Iacobini, E. Zanini. ARTE PROFANA E ARTE SACRA A BISANZIO. Roma: Argos. 1995. 8vo. Wraps. 671 pp. Text in Italian. Wraps with wear to edges. Bumping to upper fore-corners. Previous owner's name in ink to first page. Very good. $85 CW427937

Adams, J. N.. SOCIAL VARIATION AND THE LATIN LANGUAGE. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2013. 8vo. Cloth. 933 pp. Light shelfwear, previous owner's name inked to front free endpaper, else very good plus in a very good plus jacket. $85 CW427979

Aigrain, René. L'HAGIOGRAPHIE: SES SOURCES, SES MéTHODES, SON HISTOIRE (SUBSIDIA HAGIOGRAPHICA). Bruxelles: Société des Bollandistes. 2000. 8vo. Wraps. 539 pp. Text in French. Light wear to exterior, spine slightly cocked, else very good. $35 CW427932

Blackwood, Algernon. THE HUMAN CHORD. London: Tom Stacey. 1972. Facsimile of the 1910 first edition. 8vo. Cloth. 326 pp. Light shelfwear, jacket sun-faded at spine, else very good in a very good jacket. $30 CW427982

Boeren, P.C.. JOCUNDUS: BIOGRAPHE DE SAINT SERVAIS. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff. 1972. 8vo. Wraps. 223 pp. Latin text with commentary in French. Light wear to edges, light sunning to spine, else very good. $40 CW427956

Bouillet, A.. LIBER MIRACULORUM SANCTE FIDIS. Paris: Alphonse Picard et Fils. 1897. 8vo. Wraps. 290 pp. Text in Latin with French commentary and notes. Leaves uncut. Wraps sunned at spine, and beginning to split at tail of spine. A few small chips to edges. Very good minus. $30 CW427964

Brivio, Ernesto, and Marco Navoni. VITA DI SANT'AMBROGIO NARRATA NELL'ANTICO CORO LIGNEO DEL DUOMO DI MILANO. Milano: NED. 1996. 8vo. Wraps. Text in Italian. Extensively illustrated in color and b/w. Light wear to edges, else very good. $30 CW427953

Brock, Thomas D.. THE EMERGENCE OF BACTERIAL GENETICS. Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Pr. 1990. 8vo. Pebbled red cloth. 346 pp. Light shelfwear. Bar code sticker to rear cover. Very good, no jacket. $35 CW427975

Cance, Adrien. LE CODE DE DROIT CANONIQUE. COMMENTAIRE SUCCINCT ET PRATIQUE. TOME QUATRIEME: DES PROCES. Paris: Librairie Lecoffre. 1949. 8vo. French wraps. 782 pp. Text in French. Light wear to exterior. Sunning to spine. Pages toned. Very good with faults as noted. $25 CW427939

Cannon, Joanna; Vauchez, Andre. MARGHERITA OF CORTONA AND THE LORENZETTI: SIENESE ART AND THE CULT OF A HOLY WOMAN IN MEDIEVAL TUSCANY. University Park, PA: Penn State University Press. 1999. Small 4to. Cloth. 275 pp. followed by 204 b/w illustrations. Covers slightly bowed. Light soiling to page edges. Very good in a very good jacket. $90 CW427945

Carozzi, Claude. LE VOYAGE DE L'AME DANS L'AU-DELA, D'APRES LA LITTERATURE LATINE: VE-XIIIE SIECLE (COLLECTION DE L'ECOLE FRANCAISE DE ROME) (FRENCH EDITION). Rome: Ecole Francaise de Rome. 1994. 8vo. Wraps. 711 pp. Text in French. Wraps with light wear to edges and sun-faded at spine. Very good. $65 CW427972

Claude Guillot. LE CULTE DES SAINTS DANS LE MONDE MUSULMAN (ETUDES THEMATIQUES) (FRENCH EDITION). Paris: Ecole francaise d'Extreme Orient. 1995. Large 8vo. Wraps. 390 pp. Contributions in French and English. Light shelfwear, else very good. $45 CW427959

Depreux, Philippe; Judic, Bruno; Collectif. ANNALES DE BRETAGNE ET DES PAYS DE L'OUEST, TOME 111 N° 3/2004 : ALCUIN, DE NEW YORK à TOURS : ECRITURE, POUVOIR ET RéSEAUX DANS L'EUROPE DU HAUT MOYEN AGE. Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes. 2004. 8vo. Wraps. 507 pp. Text in French. Light wear to edges, slight curling to corners, else very good. $28 CW427944

Dooley, Eugene A.. CHURCH LAW ON SACRED RELICS. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America. 1931. Doctorial dissertation. 8vo. Wraps. 143 pp. Ex-library, with stamps to both covers and catalog number to tail of spine. Wraps lightly sunned at edges and chipped at spine. Light toning to page edges. Library stamp to title page, with catalog number in pencil. Very good with faults as noted. $45 CW427958

Douce, Francis. ILLUSTRATIONS OF SHAKESPEARE, AND OF ANCIENT MANNERS: WITH DISSERTATIONS ON THE CLOWNS AND FOOLS OF SHAKESPEARE; ON THE COLLECTION OF POPULAR TALES ENTITLED GESTA ROMANORUM; AND ON THE ENGLISH MORRIS DANCE. London: Printed for Thomas Tegg. 1839. Second edition. 8vo. Pebbled brown cloth, titles stamped in gilt to spine. xiv, 631 pp. Frontispiece with tissue guard, five additional b/w plates, and several illustrations in the text. Light wear to exterior. Cloth with some fraying at head of spine, and beginning to split at top of front joint. Bookplate of Joseph Swift Whistler (nephew of the artist) to front pastedown. Some occasional pencil marginalia. Light foxing to plates and some offsetting from the plates. A few pages with slightly dog-eared corners. Very good minus, no jacket. $100 CW427966

Dubois, Dom Jacques. UN SANCTUAIRE MONASTIQUE AU MOYEN-AGE: SAINT-FIACRE-EN-BRIE. Geneva: Librairie Droz. 1976. 8vo. Blue wraps. 371 pp. Text in French. Light wear to edges. Some creasing to spine, and light fading to spine. Slight bumping to corners. Very good. $28 CW427965

Dunand, Francoise, edited. L'IMAGE ET LA PRODUCTION DU SACRE: ACTES DU COLLOQUE DE STRASBOURG, 20-21 JANVIER 1988 (FRENCH EDITION). Paris: Meridiens Klincksieck. 1991. 8vo. Wraps. 269 pp. Text in French. Light wear to edges, old price sticker to rear cover, else very good. $60 CW427952

Edina Bozoky. LA POLITIQUES DES RELIQUES DE CONSTANTIN A  SAINT-LOUIS (FRENCH EDITION). Paris: BEAUCHESNE. 2006. 8vo. Wraps. 315 pp. Text in French. Light wear to edges, else very good plus. $30 CW427942

Elverskog, Johan. UYGUR BUDDHIST LITERATURE (SILK ROAD STUDIES). Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Publishers. 1997. 8vo. Blue cloth. 154 pp. Light shelfwear, else very good plus, no jacket. $40 CW427946

Fabrega Grau, Angel. SAINT EULALIA DE BARCELONA. Roma: Iglesia Nacional Espanola. 1958. 8vo. Wraps. 155 pp. Latin text with Spanish commentary. Leaves mostly uncut. Light wear to edges, spine and edges sunned, some small chips at fore-edges of covers, else very good. $30 CW427957

Frye, R. N.. THE CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF IRAN, VOL. 4: FROM THE ARAB INVASION TO THE SALJUQS (VOLUME 4). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1975. 8vo. Cloth. 734 pp. Light shelfwear. Jacket with light wear to edges, light sunning to spine and edges, and price-clipped. Very good in a very good jacket. $85 CW427936

Gauthier, Nancy. L'EVANGELISATION DES PAYS DE LA MOSELLE: LA PROVINCE ROMAINE DE PREMIERE BELGIQUE ENTRE ANTIQUITE ET MOYEN-AGE (IIIE-VIIIE SIECLES). Paris: Editions E. de Boccard. 1980. 8vo. Wraps. 496 pp. Text in French. B/w illustrations, folding maps at rear. Rubbing and wear to exterior, else very good minus. $75 CW427933

Gregor von Tours; Levison, Wilhelm; Krusch, Bruno. SCRIPTORES RERUM MEROVINGICARUM, TOM. I P. I FASC. I, II, III: GREGORII EPISCOPI TURONENSIS HISTORIARUM LIBRI X. Hannover: Hahnsche Buchhandlung. 1993. 4to. Wraps. xlii, 641 pp. Text in latin. Slight sun-fading to spine, light wear to edges, else very good. $85 CW427962

Herrick, Samantha Kahn. IMAGINING THE SACRED PAST: HAGIOGRAPHY AND POWER IN EARLY NORMANDY (HARVARD HISTORICAL STUDIES). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 2007. 8vo. Cloth. 256 pp. Inscribed by author to front free endpaper. Light shelfwear, spine slightly cocked, front hinge sprung, else very good in a very good jacket. $30 CW427968

Jean-François Goudesenne. LES OFFICES HISTORIQUES OU "HISTORIAE" COMPOSéS POUR LES FêTES DES SAINTS DANS LA PROVINCE ECCLéSIASTIQUE DE REIMS (775-1030). Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols. 2002. Large 8vo. Wraps. 417 pp. followed by plates. Text in French. Wraps with wear at edges, including some creasing to corners. Light fading to spine, with a spine crease. Old sticker to rear cover. Very good. $125 CW427976

Juliano, A.; Lerner, Judith. 'NOMADS, TRADERS AND HOLY MEN ALONG CHINA'S SILK ROAD' (SILK ROAD STUDIES). Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Publishers. 2003. 8vo. Blue cloth. 125 pp. B/w illustrations. Light shelfwear, light toning to page edges, else very good, no jacket. $30 CW427947

Kably, Mohammed. SOCIETE, POUVOIR ET RELIGION AU MAROC A LA FIN DU "MOYEN-AGE" (XIVE-XVE) (ISLAM D'HIER ET D'AUJOURD'HUI) (FRENCH EDITION). Paris: Maisonneuve et Larose. 1986. 8vo. Wraps. 370 pp. Light wear and light sunning to edges, else very good. $75 CW427943

Lauwers, Michel. GUERRIERS ET MOINES. CONVERSION ET SAINTETE ARISTOCRATIQUES DANS L'OCCIDENT MéDIéVA (IXE-XIIE SIECLE)L. Antibes: Editions APDCA. 2002. 8vo. Wraps. 678 pp. Text in French. Light soiling and light wear to exterior, else very good. $40 CW427941

Liftschitz, Felice. NORMAN CONQUEST OF PIOUS NEUSTRIA (STUDIES AND TEXTS(PONTIFICAL INST OF MEDIEVAL STDS)). Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. 1995. 8vo. Cloth. 324 pp. Inscribed by Lifschitz to front free endpaper. Spine cocked, bump to top of front cover, boards slightly bowed, else very good, no jacket. $30 CW427967

Luongo, Gennaro, edited. ANCHORA VITAE: ATTI DEL CONVEGNO PAOLINANO NEL XVI CENTENARIO DEL RITIRO DI PAOLINO A NOLA (NOLA-CIMITILE 18-20 MAGGIO 1995). Napoli/Roma: LER. 1998. 8vo. Wraps. 558 pp. Text in Italian. B/w and color illustrations. Light wear to edges, light sunning to edges, else very good. $25 CW427938

Michel Tarayre. LA VIERGE ET LE MIRACLE: LE SPECULUM HISTORIALE DE VINCENT DE BEAUVAIS. Paris: Honore Champion. 1999. 8vo. Cloth. 221 pp. Text in French. Front cover slightly warped. Light shelfwear. Bump to head of spine. Spine soiled. Very good, no jacket. $40 CW427949

Morresi, Manuela. JACOPO SANSOVINO. Milano: Electa. 2000. 4to. Cloth with slipcase. 525 pp. Text in Italian. B/w illustrations. Light shelfwear. Very good plus in very good clear mylar jacket and very good plus slipcase. $125 CW427951

N.-O. Jönsson. 'VIE ET MIRACLES DE SAINT JOSSE' DE JEAN MIéLOT. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Publishers. 2005. 8vo. Wraps. 168 pp. Text in French. B/w illustrations. Light wear to exterior, crease to lower rear fore-corner, else very good. $30 CW427969

No author stated. THE ART OF HENRY O. TANNER (1859-1937). Washington, DC: National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution. 1969. Exhibition catalog. 8vo. Wraps. 60 pp. B/w and color illustrations. Light soiling and light wear to exterior. Previous owner's name stamped to rear cover, half title, and first page of introduction. Bumping to corners. Very good minus. $25 CW427974

O'Mahony, Sean. A GATE TO THE PAST: THE HISTORY AND FOLKLORE OF CARRIGALINE, VOLUME I. Carrigaline, Co. Cork: Shannon Park Press. 1993. 8vo. Cloth. 479 pp. B/w illustrations. Light shelfwear. Gift note to front free endpaper. Jacket with light wear to edges, and light fading to spine. Both jacket flaps glued to pastedowns. Very good in a very good jacket with faults as noted. $30 CW427978

Olesen, Niels Henrik. CULTE DES SAINTS ET PELERINAGES CHEZ IBN TAYMIYYA (661/1263-728/1328) (BIBLIOTHEQUE D'ETUDES ISLAMIQUES) (FRENCH EDITION). Paris: Libr. orientaliste P. Geuthner. 1991. 8vo. Wraps. 286 pp. Text in French. Light wear to exterior, else very good plus. $50 CW427955

Palumbo, Genoveffa. GIUBILEO GIUBILEI: PELLEGRINI E PELLEGRINE, RITI, SANTI, IMMAGINI PER UNA STORIA DEI SACRI ITINERARI. Rome: RAI ERI. 1999. 8vo. Wraps. 638 pp. Text in Italian. B/w and color illustrations. Light sunning and light wear to edges, spine slightly cocked. Very good. $35 CW427961

Pignatti, Terisio. VERONESE: L'OPERA COMPLETA. Venezia: Alfieri Electa. 1976. Two volume set. 4to. Cloth. 419 pp., 1079 b/w illustrations. Text in Italian. Light shelfwear. Jackets with light wear to edges. Jacket of volume II with two small holes to spine. Very good in very good jackets. $150 CW427950

Rasmusen, Eric. GAMES AND INFORMATION: AN INTRODUCTION TO GAME THEORY. New York: Wiley-Blackwell. 2006. 8vo. Laminated green paper-covered boards (hardcover). 528 pp. Light shelfwear, light sunning to page edges, else very good, no jacket. $30 CW427980

Raymo, Robert R.; Sternglantz, Ruth E.; Whitaker, Elaine E.. THE MIRROURE OF THE WORLDE: A MIDDLE ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE MIROIR DE MONDE (MEDIEVAL ACADEMY BOOKS). Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division. 2003. 8vo. Cloth. 644 pp. Text in Middle English. Light shelfwear, jacket with small tear at top edge of front panel. Very good plus in a very good plus jacket. $30 CW427981

Rilke, Rainer Maria. EWALD TRAGY. Munich: Gesellschaft der Munchner Bucherfreunde. 1929. Limited edition, number 87 of 95 copies printed for the Gesellschaft der Munchner Bucherfreunde. 8vo. Limp paper-covered boards. 97 pp. Text in German. Short story originally written ca. 1898 but not published until this edition (and not reprinted again until 1944). This copy printed (per the limitation page) for scientist and bibliophile Arno Ed Lampe, with his bookplate to front pastedown. Light soiling and light wear to edges. Some rubbing to head and tail of spine, and bumping to corners. Gutter partially exposed in a few places. Interior clean and bright. Very good with faults as noted. $4500 CW427973

Robertini, Luca, edited. LIBER MIRACULORUM SANCTE FIDIS (BIBLIOTECA DI "MEDIOEVO LATINO") (LATIN EDITION). Spoleto: Centro italiano di studi sull'Alto medioevo. 1994. 8vo. Wraps. 477 pp. Text in Latin. Light wear to edges, else very good plus. $50 CW427940

Tomea, Paolo. TRADIZIONE APOSTOLICA E COSCIENZA CITTADINA A MILANO NEL MEDIOEVO: LA LEGGENDA DI SAN BARNABA (BIBLIOTHECA ERUDITA) (ITALIAN EDITION). Milano: Vita e pensiero. 1993. 8vo. Wraps. 699 pp. Text in Italian. B/w and color illustrations. Light wear to exterior, bumping to corners, else very good. $75 CW427960

Trevanian [Rodney William Whitaker]. THE EIGER SANCTION. New York: Crown. 1972. First edition of Trevanian's (pseudonym of Rodney William Whitaker) first novel. 8vo. Cloth. 316 pp. Light wear at the edges, and light dust soiling to the top of page edges. Fore-edges with small pen mark. Previous owner's name and date to front pastedown. Jacket with light wear at the edges, light sun-fading to spine, and old price sticker to rear panel. Overall very good in a very good jacket with faults as noted. $50 CW427948

Vis, G.N.M.. IN HET SPOOR VAN EGBERT: AARTSBISSCHOP EGBERT VAN TRIER, DE BIBLIOTHEEK EN GESCHIEDSSCHRIJVING VAN HET KLOOSTER EGMOND (EGMONDSE STUDIEN) (DUTCH EDITION). Hilversum: Verloren. 1997. 8vo. Wraps. 191 pp. Text in Dutch. Light wear to edges, else very good. $25 CW427970

Zarri, Gabriella. FINZIONE E SANTITA TRA MEDIOEVO ED ETA MODERNA (SACRO/SANTO) (ITALIAN EDITION). Torino: Rosenberg & Sellier. 1991. 8vo. Wraps. 570 pp. Text in Italian. Light wear to exterior, with old price stickers to rear cover. Light toning to page edges. Very good. $45 CW427954

Zimmermann, Harald, edited. PAPSTURKUNDEN 896-1046 (2 VOLUMES). Vienna: Verlag der Osterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. 1984. Two volume set. 4to. Wraps. 1182 pp. in toto, continuously paginted. Text in German. Light wear and light soiling to exterior. Library stamps to all edges, title page, and contents page. Very good minus. $150 CW427977

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