Bianchini, Janna: The Queen's Head: Power and Authority in the Reign of Berenguela of Castile. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012. First edition. 8vo., pp. xi, [i], 350. Hardback: blue cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Unread: as new. Ref: 53368
[Bible] The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Newly Translated out of the Original Tongues: And with the former Translations diligently Compared and Revised. [with] The Book of Common Prayer. [with] The Whole Book of Psalms. Oxford [with] Oxford [with] London: Printed by John Baskett, Printer to the University [with] Printe 1723 [with] 1726 [with] 1723. 4 parts in 2 vols. 4to. I: pp.; II: , 56. I: title and first gathering lightly waterstained at lower blank margin, one leaf repaired not affecting reading, title softened with few marginal tears, one just touching text, occasional spotting or toning, II: occasional toning or mainly marginal spotting, title and verso of last a bit soiled. 18th-century tree calf, marbled endpapers, gilt-lettered labels to spine. Boards and extremities somewhat rubbed. Inscription '15 Sept 1811 Ann Norbys Book' to title; earlier, 18th-century, inscription 'Henrietta Potter her Booke' to first leaf of text. An Oxford edition printed by John Baskett - not recorded, with the present imprint, combination and collation, in Darlow & Moule. Vol. 1 includes the Old Testament - with a title dated 1723 and the specification 'Printer to the University' after Baskett's name - from Genesis to the 'End of the Prophets'. Vol. 2 resumes with the Book of Common Prayer, dated 1726; this is followed by the rest of the Old Testament (beginning at Ddd6), with the Apocrypha; then the New Testament, dated 1723 (beginning with signature Qqq1 and ending with Iiii2), followed by the Index and the Book of Psalms, printed by T. Wood and S. Palmer in London. ESTC T180200 (Book of Psalms); ESTC T81262 (Book of Common Prayer). Ref: 53302show full image..
Bigg, Charles: The Christian Platonists of Alexandria. Being the Bampton Lectures of the year 1886. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1913. First edition. 8vo, pp. 112, 129-160, 113-128, 161-386 (signature H bound after K, but complete). Slight browning, else very good. Blue cloth, title gilt to spine, spine a bit faded, Greek bookplate to front pastedown, but still very good. Ref: 53475
[Bion and Moschus] Biõnos Kai Moschou: (Wakefield, Gilbert, ed.:) Opera. Ta Leipsana. Londini [London]: T. Bensley, 1795. Large paper copy. 8vo., pp. [viii], 33, , 83, with final advertisement leaf. Poems in Greek, with preface and notes in Latin. Slight toning throughout, occasional slight marginal spotting. 19th-century straight-grained black morocco, boards and spine exquisitely gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers. Extremities and joints a bit rubbed. A large-paper copy of the bucolic poems of Bion and Moschus as edited by Gilbert Wakefield (1756-1801), now remembered largely for his position as a religious controversialist. Between 1792 and 1797, to earn his living following his resignation from the dissenting Hackney College, he produced a stream of remarkable classical editions, including this one, capped off with his 3-vol. Lucretius, earning him comparison with Porson as one of the greatest classical scholars of his day. However, the speed with which he worked and his less-painstaking approach introduced enough errors for his work to sometimes be dismissed as mere hackery, despite its occasional brilliance. ESTC N32017; Dibdin I, 349. Ref: 53435show full image..
Blacman, John: (James, M.R., trans.:) Henry the Sixth. A reprint of John Blacman's memoir with translation and notes. Cambridge University Press, 1919. First edition thus. 8vo, pp. xvi, 60. Fore-edge uncut, very occasional marginal foxing, else a very good copy. Quarter cloth over boards, paper label to spine, boards lightly dampstained, but still good. John Blakman, Blakeman, Blackman, or Blacman (fl. 1436–1448) was a fellow of Merton College, Oxford, and later Eton. 'His position at Eton brought him into contact with Henry VI, of whom he wrote in Latin an interesting memoir. It was printed in 1732 by Thomas Hearne in his 'Duo Rerum Anglicarum Scriptores' (i.e. Otterbourne and Whethamstede). The work is a collection of anecdotes illustrating the various virtues of the king. Blakman expressly states that he writes as well from personal knowledge as from the information of Henry's attendants. Among these he names 'masters Bedon and Mannynge,' and Sir Richard Tunstall, the king's chamberlain' (DNB01). Ref: 53469
Boag, John: The Imperial Lexicon of the English Language, exhibiting the pronunciation, etymology, and explanation of every word usually employed in Science, Literature, and Art. Edinburgh, London and Glasgow: A. Fullarton & Co., [c.1853] 2 vols., imperial 8vo, pp. 756, 742 + 79 plates. Plates 10, 34-35, 56-75 misbound, slight browning, spotted or finger-soiled in places. Half calf over cloth boards, rebacked with original spine onlaid, marbled endpapers. Boards rubbed, extremities worn. Manuscript booklabel of Richard B. Reed February 1864 to front pastedowns. Third edition - under a new, very important title - of this English dictionary first published in 1847 as 'A Popular and Complete English Dictionary'. The preface of this new edition, which had the adjective 'imperial' added to the title, celebrated the English language as one 'spoken in every latitude of the globe; it is displacing every older tongue found prevailing in those countries where it has taken root; in a few years it will be the native tongue of more people than the whole of Europe will contain'. O'Neill, Engl.-language dictionaries, B-156; Kennedy 6469. Ref: 53305show full image..
Boissier, Gaston: La Religion Romaine. D'Auguste aux Antonins. Paris: Librairie Hachette et Cie., 1906. 2 vols. in 1. Small 8vo., pp. xiv, 403; 413. Cream cloth, gilt-lettered and decorated, spine label, spine browned, boards grubby, slight shelf wear to edges, endcaps and corners, edges dusted, top edge gilted, foxing to free end-papers, still very good. Gilt-embossed stamp 'Schola Civitatis Londinensis' (City of London School) to upper board. Ref: 48781
Boothroyd, A. E.: Fascinating Walking Sticks. Bracknell, Berks.: Salix Books, 1970. First edition. 8vo., pp. 206. Brown cloth, gilt title to spine. Boards and contents clean, slight shelf-wear to edges, very good. Dust-jacket sun-faded to spine and portion of upper cover, a little worn and creased to edges otherwise very good. With photographs by Edward Morgan. "Over 280 different sticks illustrated including gun and swordsticks (and) foreword by Sir Gerald Nabarro, M.P." Ref: 53004
Bornholdt, Claudia: Saintly Spouses: Chaste Marriage in Sacred and Secular Narrative from Medieval Germany (12th and 13th Centuries) Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2012. 8vo., pp. 239. Hardback: laminated boards. New: unopened in publisher's shrink-wrap. Ref: 53405
Bornstein, Daniel E.: The Bianchi of 1399. Popular Devotion in Late Medieval Italy. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1993. First edition. 8vo., pp. xii, 232. Cloth, gilt-lettered, edges slightly dusted. Ref: 39535