Attreed, Lorraine: The King's Towns: Identity and Survival in Late Medieval English Boroughs. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2001. First edition. 8vo., pp. 376.. Hardback: laminated decorative boards. New, still in publisher's shrink-wrap. Ref: 53850
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus: (Fleury, Julien, ed,; Souchay, Jean Baptiste, ed.:) Opera [?]. Parisiis: typis Jacobi Guerin, ad Ripam Augustinianorum, 1730. Delphin edition. 2 vols. bound as 1. 4to., pp.[iii], iv-lxvii, [i], 432; [iii], 434-684, [ii], 16, [clii] + 2 plates (engraved title-page by Mathey and 1 further numismatic plate opposite p.667). "Obscoena e textu Ausoniano resecta" and indices at rear. Very clean internally. Later (c.1800) tan sheep neatly rebacked, marbled edges and endpapers. Corners a little worn but a very good copy indeed. Blind embossed coat of arms to each board, of John Bligh, 4th Earl of Darnley (1767-1831) with the motto 'Finem Respice'. Bligh was a British peer and noted amateur cricketer. According to Brunet, a highly regarded edition. Schweiger I, 22; Moss I, 216 and Brunet I, 574 Ref: 52049show full image..
Baker, T. F. T. (ed.): The Victoria History of the County of Middlesex. Volume V. Oxford University Press for the Institute of Historical Research, 1976. First edition. 4to. Fully illustrated. Hardback: red cloth, gilt, fine. Dust-jacket, price-clipped, slightly creased to edges otherwise very good. Ref: 53996
Baker, T. F. T. (ed.): The Victoria History of the County of Middlesex. Volume VI. Oxford University Press for the Institute of Historical Research, 1980. First edition. 4to. Fully illustrated. Hardback: red cloth, gilt, fine. Dust-jacket, lightly shelf-rubbed,, slightly creased to edges otherwise very good. Ref: 53997
Baltussen, Han & Davis, Peter J. (eds.): The Art of Veiled Speech: Self-Censorship from Aristophanes to Hobbes. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. First edition. 8vo., pp. vi, 329. Hardback: grey cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Unused, a hint only of shelf-dust: a fine copy. Ref: 54349
Barca, Natale: Rome's Sicilian Slave Wars: The Revolts of Eunus & Salvius 136-132 & 105-100 BC. Barnsley: Pen & Sword, 2020. First edition. 8vo., pp. xiii, 256. Maps. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Unused, a hint only of shelf-dust: a fine copy. Ref: 54508
Barnes, John & O'Cuilleanain (eds.): Dante and the Middle Ages: Literary and Historical Essays. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1995. First edition. 8vo., pp. 319. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine, fine. Dust-jacket, sun-faded to spine, not affecting lettering, light creasing to edges, otherwise very good. Author inscribed. In the series: Publications of the Foundation for Italian Studies, University College Dublin. Ref: 53594
Bartoli, Pietro Santi (illus.): Picturae Antiquissimi Virgiliani Codicis Bibliothecae Vaticanae [?] accedunt ex insignioribus pinacothecis picturae aliae veteres gemmae et anaglypha, quibus celebriora Virgilii loca illustrantur: compendiaria explanatione apposita ad singulas tabulas. Romae [Rome]: Apud Venantium Monaldini Bibliopolam in Via Cursus, 1782. 4to., pp. 31, [I] + 127 engraved plates including frontispiece, title-page and dedication. Some library stamps, pencil notes to front endpapers and title-page verso, light foxing, some plates slightly toned. Recent library binding, half deep red morocco with red cloth boards, gilt title and shelf mark to spine, cloth hinges. A little rubbed at edges but very sound, very good. Bookplate of Warrington Municipal Library to front pastedown, library ink stamps to frontispiece verso, p.1, p.7 and plate V verso. Pietro Santi Bartoli (1635-1700) was an Italian engraver, draughtsman and painter best known for his depictions of antique subjects. During his lifetime he was famous for producing volumes of such prints, many of which ran into several editions. This volume includes six miniatures from the Codex Romanus (Cod. Vat. 3867). Ref: 54171show full image..
Battiscombe, C. F. (ed.): The Relics of Saint Cuthbert: Studies by Various Authors Collected and Edited with an Historical Introduction by C. F. Battiscombe. Printed for the Dean and Chapter of Durham Cathedral at the University Press, Oxford, 1956. First edition. Large 4to. (316 x 248 mm), pp. xv, 561 + plates (inc. frontis.). Many illustrations to text. Hardback: dark blue cloth, boards gilt-embossed, gilt-lettering to spine, corners bumped otherwise very good. Dust-jacket, price-clipped, some fraying to edges and a longer closed tear from base of spine, grubby in places but still substantially good. Overall a handsome copy. Edition limited to 750 copies. Ref: 53986show full image..
[Baxter, Lucy E.] Leader, Scott, pseud.: The Cathedral Builders. The Story of a Great Masonic Guild. London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company, 1899. 8vo, pp. xiii, 435 + 83 illustrations. Slightly toned, but still a very good copy. Red cloth, gilt with gilt design to upper board, hinges weakening, head and foot of spine bumped, library plate and stamps to front pastedown and occasionally throughout, else good. The Cathedral Builders 'shows much original observation and research and, if its arguments are not always conclusive, the international scope of the work and its wealth of illustration render it a storehouse of information' (ODNB). Ref: 53463