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Basil the Great, St.: (Lipatov, Nikolai A., trans.:) Commentary on the Prophet Isaiah. Mandelbachtal/Cambridge: Edition Cicero, 2001. First edition. 8vo., pp. vi, 431. Paperback, edges lightly dusted, very good. Translator's inscription to Prof. Averil Cameron to title page and letter from the translator to Prof. Averil Cameron loosely inserted.   Ref: 51944 
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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Hills in the Counties of Derby, Stafford, and York, from 1848 to 1858; with Notices of Some Former Discoveries Hitherto Unpublished, and Remarks on the Crania and Pottery from the Mounds.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 
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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 but still 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 
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Bateson, Mary (ed.): Records of the Borough of Leicester Being a Series of Extracts from the Archives of the Corporation of Leicester, 1103-1327 [and] 1327-1509. London: C. J. Clay and Sons, 1899. 2 vols. 8vo., pp. lxviii, 448; lxxxii, 523. Blue cloth gilt, fabric tearing along upper joint of vol 2 but binding sound, some edgewear and ends of spine chipped slightly. Bookseller's tickets, bookplate, library plate and press cuttings pasted onto beginnings. The first two volumes, covering the Medieval period.   Ref: 35015 
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Bayley, C.: An Entrance into the Sacred Language; Containing the necessary Rules of Hebrew Grammar in English: with the Original Text of several Chapters, select Verses, and useful Histories, Translated Verbatim and Analysed. Likewise some select pieces of Hebrew Poetry. The Whole Digested in so easy a Manner, that a Child of seven Years old may arrive at a c London: printed for the Author by R. Hindmarsh [...], 1782. 8vo., pp. [iv], xvi, [iv], 232. Bound without the 10-page list of subscribers and single-leaf advertisement found at rear of most library copies; Contents bound after Preface, rather than before as is usual. A few marginal pencil notes which have blurred and offset to the leaf opposite, occasional spots and smudges. Contemporary very dark green straight-grain calf, gilt spine, a.e.g., blue marbled endpapers, pink ribbon bookmark bound in. Rubbed, some chips to spine, joints, endcaps and corners worn, a few scratches. Very good overall. Ownership inscription, 'Guil. M. Johnson, A.M.', in an old hand to preliminary blank. Cornelius Bayley (17511812) first published this Hebrew grammar in 1778, and received the honorary degree of doctor of divinity from the University of Aberdeen for his efforts. His work as the first incumbent of St James's Church, Manchester drew a large congregation and his facility for Hebrew was greatly admired. A second edition of An Entrance into the Sacred Language appeared after Bayley's death. ESTC T92130   Ref: 51737 
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Bayly, James: Four Churches in the Deanery of Buckrose, Restored or Built by the Late George Edmund Street, R.A. for Sir Tatton Sykes, Bart. London, printed by James Akerman, [1894]. Folio (380 x 280mm), pp. [viii], 15 + 21 plates (including illustrations and plans), further illustrations in the text. Slight smudges to preface margins, interleaved tissue paper discoloured. Red cloth, gilt. Spine sunned and worn, somewhat grubby, faded area to upper board and some small scrapes to lower board.   Ref: 42588 
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Bell, Adrian R.; Brooks, Chris, & Dryburgh, Paul R.: The English Wool Market, c.1230-1327. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. First edition. 8vo., pp. viii, 205. Black cloth, gilt title to spine, edges lightly dusted, very good. Dust-jacket, some shelf wear, very good.   Ref: 51931 
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Bell, Adrian R.; Brooks, Chris; Dryburgh, Paul R.: The English Wool Market, c.1230-1327. Cambridge University Press, 2007. 8vo., pp. viii, 205. Cloth, dustwrapper. As new.   Ref: 34756 
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Bell, W.D.M.: The Wanderings of an Elephant Hunter. London: Neville Spearman & The Holland Press, 1958. Second edition. 8vo., pp. [x], 187, [i] + plates. Some illustrations in the text. Green cloth, gilt title to spine. Headcap a little creased, edges dusty but still very good overall. Pencilled ownership inscription of Pamela Wyndham to ffep. First edition published 1923.   Ref: 51631 
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Bellamy, J.G.: The Law of Treason in England in the Later Middle Ages. Cambridge University Press, 1970. 8vo., pp. xviii, 266. Cloth, gilt-lettered, edges dusted. Illegible ownership inscription in pencil to ffep. Cambridge Studies in English Legal History.   Ref: 50837 
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