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Barnes, Timothy D.: Ammianus Marcellinus and the Representation of Historical Reality. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1998. First edition. 8vo., pp. xviii, 290. Cloth, black title to spine, near fine. Dust-jacket, shelf wear, very good. Averil Cameron's notes loosely inserted.   Ref: 51903 
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Barwick, Peter: The Life of the Reverend Dr. John Barwick, D.D. London: Printed by J. Bettenham. 1724. Large paper copy. 8vo., pp. [xxiv], 552, [xl] + 2 engr. portrait frontispieces. Contemporary Cambridge-style panelled calf, spine gilt in compartments, orange morocco label,extremities rubbed, spine darkened, joints split but boards still attached, endcaps worn. "James Affleck" book label on front pastedown, contemporary ink inscr. on f.f.e.p. "Eliz. Dolben" and above "Jam:s. Affleck [undeciphered] e dono"; also, mid-20th C. provenance note by Peter B. G. Binnall on verso of marbled flyleaf. The first English edition of this biography and indication of support for the Anglican church and the king, originally written in Latin by the subject's brother. John Barwick (1612-1664) and his brother Peter were both staunch royalists, rewarded with significant posts following the Restoration - Peter as medical advisor to the king and John as dean of St Paul's. ESTC T73568.   Ref: 36006 
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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Hills in the Counties of Derby, Stafford, and York, from 1848 to 1858; with Notices of Some Former Discoveries Hitherto Unpublished, and Remarks on the Crania and Pottery from the Mounds.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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Bayle, [Pierre]: Dictionnaire Historique et Critique, [...] Revue, Corrigée, et Augmentée par L'Auteur. Rotterdam: chez Michel Bohm, 1720. 3rd edition. 4 vols., folio (410 x 260mm), pp. [vi], xx, 942, [ii]; [iv], [945]-962, 963*-968*, 963-1830, [ii]; [iv], [1833]-2680; [iv], [2681]-3132, [xciv]. Half-title to vols. II-IV, but lacking in vol.I. Continuously paginated; body of text printed predominantly in double columns, with printed marginalia. Last leaves of vols. I and II are blanks. Vol. II contains two notices of David, king of Israel: one at p. 963-968; the other (altered in deference to the censures of the Consistory of the Walloon church at Rotterdam) is inserted at p. 963*-968*. Red and black vignette title-page to each volume, the first volume's Dedication also in red and black; elaborate engraved head-piece at start of vol. I, wood cut initials and tail-pieces, some typographic end-pieces. Front and rear blanks and endpapers toned, half-titles a little foxed, very light toning to occasional leaves. To vol. I some small rust-coloured marks to lower margins of C gathering, to vol. IV a little worming to gutter margin near tail end. Contemporary brown calf, recently rebacked with raised bands and dark red and black gilt spine labels, edges sprinkled red. Spines slightly mottled, boards rubbed, corners neatly repaired. Very good, sturdy set. Armorial bookplate of the Whig politician John Orlebar (1697 - 1765) to verso of each title-page. Publication of the first edition of Bayle's Dictionaire began in 1697. Bayle (1647-1706), a displaced French Hugenot who spent much of his life in Rotterdam, effectively created one of the first encyclopaedias (before the term was commonly used) of ideas and how they originated. He asserted that many things that were considered to be 'true' were in fact just opinions, and that gullible and stubborn thinking had led to their acceptance as fact. The Dictionaire continued to be an important work of scholarship for several generations, and had considerable impact on intellectual life: 'subsequent writers of the French Enlightenment, Diderot, for example, made ample use of Bayle's Dictionnaire. The work was also not without some influence on the German Aufklãrung. In 1767 Frederick the Great wrote to Voltaire that Bayle had begun the battle, that a number of English philosophers had followed in his wake, and that Voltaire was destined to finish the fight.' (Copleston Vol.6 (1994), p.8).   Ref: 52413 
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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, 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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Bellori, Giovanni Pietro: Veterum Illustrium Philosophorum Poetarum Rhetorum et Oratorum Imagines Ex vetustis Nummis, Gemmis, Hermis, Marmoribus aliisque Antiquis Monumentis desumptæ. Romæ [Rome]: Apud Io. Iacobum de Rubeis ad templum S. Mariæ de Pace suis sumptibus, & cura, cum priu 1685. First edition, three parts in one. Folio, pp.[x], [ii], 20, [ii], 16, [ii], 15, [i] + frontispiece (bound after the title-page in this copy), 92 numbered plates plus portrait Asclepiades of Prusa (a.k.a. Asclepiades of Bithynia) at rear, which is missing in most copies. Separate engraved title-page to each part, some woodcut initials. A little light foxing mostly affecting text, faint stain to plate 70. Contemporary vellum, title nicely inked to spine in an old hand, edges coloured yellow. Vellum darkened and a little marked, upper board bowing slightly, remains of a small paper label to upper board, corners and endcaps a little worn. Blindstamp of Neatham Mill Library to rear free endpaper. A few pencilled booksellers notes to (slightly grubby) ffep. Bellori (c.1616-1696) made his name as an antiquarian, art theorist and biographer and served from 1670 until his death as Pope Clement X's Commissioner of Antiquities of Rome. His most famous work, the essay 'The Idea of the Painter, Sculptor and Architect' is widely considered the definitive seventeenth-century statement of classical artistic theory. From 1680 onwards he worked for Queen Christine of Sweden during her exile in Rome, first of all helping her to assemble her collection of drawings and medals and then later as her librarian. Veterum Illustrium... reflects the central interest in archaeology that Bellori held towards the end of his life.   Ref: 51592 
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Berend, Nora: At the Gate of Christendom. Jews, Muslims and 'Pagans' in Medieval Hungary, c.1000- c.1300. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. First edition. 8vo., pp. xvii, 343. Black cloth, gilt title to spine, faint mark to upper board, a couple of other very small marks to lower board, edges lightly dusted, very good. Dust-jacket, scratch to front cover with no loss, sticker residue to back cover, some shelf wear, very good.   Ref: 51940 
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Berington, Joseph: The History of the Reign of Henry the Second, and of Richard and John, his Sons; with the Events of the Period, from 1154 to 1216. In which the Character of Thomas a Becket is vindicated from the Attacks of George Lord Lytttelton. Basil: printed and sold by J.J. Tourneisen, 1793. 3 vols., 8vo., pp.xl, 304; vi, 312; vi, 279, [ixx]. A little sporadic foxing slightly heavier towards front and rear of each volume, occasional light ink spots. Slightly later half marbled calf, beige morocco gilt labels to spines, marbled paper-covered boards. Lightly rubbed, edges a bit worn, corners fraying but very good overall. Ownership inscription 'Wulff' to ffep each volume, the first dated December 1860. Also to ffep of the first volume, a note in an old but indecipherable hand. First published in 1790. ESTC N7467   Ref: 48525 
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