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Banks, Iain M.: Look to Windward. The new Culture novel. London: Orbit, 2000. First edition. 8vo, pp. 357. Minimal toning, else a very good copy. Hardback, black cloth, spine gilt-lettered, dust-jacket, head of spine a little bumped, near invisible traces of adhesive to upper cover, but still very good.   Ref: 53540 
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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 
£20
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[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 
£45
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Beeton, Samuel Orchart (ed.): Dictionary of Geography. A universal gazetteer comprising twelve thousand distinct articles. London: Ward, Lock & Tyler, (c.1868). 8vo, pp. [vi], 898, with 7 folding map and 99 full-page plates (wanting plates 22, 86-86 within numerical sequence), illustrated frontispiece, slight age browning, most plates browned and foxed, occasionally dusty, some light dampstaining to title and following couple of gatherings, first few leaves a bit frayed at margins. Modern buckram. 19th-century dedication to verso of frontispiece. A later edition of Beeton's popular geographical dictionary, with maps of the ancient, modern and biblical world, and wood-engraved illustrations. Contemporary advertisements boasted of 'several hundred engravings', but it is unlikely they were all ever bound in. That there were variations is proved by plate 14 in this copy, repeated twice but with a different image.   Ref: 53313  show full image..
£25
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Beevor, Antony: Berlin: The Downfall 1945. London: Viking Penguin, 2002. First edition, sixth impression. 8vo., pp., xxxvii, 490 + plates. Section of maps to text. Toning, darkening to margins and edges, otherwise contents clean. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine, fine. Dust-jacket, creased at head of spine and along joints and all edges, white background now partly grubby, but still good.   Ref: 53569 
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Bell, H.E.: Maitland. A critical examination and assessment. London: Adam & Charles Black, 1965. First edition. 8vo, pp. 150. Slight toning, a very good copy. Red cloth, spine gilt, dust-jacket, a little browned, upper edge minimally worn, but still very good.   Ref: 53524 
£12
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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 
£30
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Beneš, Carrie E.: Urban Legends: Civic Identity and the Classical Past in Northern Italy, 1250–1350. University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2011. 8vo., pp. 296. 22 b/w illustrations. 5 maps. Hardback. Dust-jacket. New: unopened in publisher's shrink-wrap.   Ref: 53376 
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Benner, Erica: Be Like the Fox: Machiavelli's Lifelong Quest for Freedom. New York: W. W. Norton, 2017. First American edition. 8vo., pp. xxii, 360. Hardback: cream cloth-backed beige boards, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Unused, a tiny black dot to top edge and a hint only of shelf-wear: a fine copy. Dust-jacket subtitled 'Machiavelli in His World'.   Ref: 53854 
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Beresford, Guy: Caldecote: The Development and Desertion of a Hertfordshire Village. The Society for Medieval Archaeology, 2009. First edition. Folio (280 x 212 mm), pp. xi, 267. Illustrations to text. Paperback. Light shelf-wear, very good. The Society for Medieval Archaeology Monograph 28.   Ref: 53591 
£25
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