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
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
Berkhofer, Robert F., III: Day of Reckoning: Power and Accountability in Medieval France. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004. First edition. 8vo., pp. vi, 270. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Unread, a hint only of shelf-wear: almost as new. Ref: 53634
[Bewick] Tattersfield, Nigel: Thomas Bewick: The Complete Illustrative Work. Volume One: An Account of the Engraving Workshop, its masters and Apprentices; Volume Two:A Descriptive Catalogue of the Primary & Secondary Works & the Principal Larger Prints; Volume Three: Notes, References & Indexes to Volumes Two and Three. London: The British Library, 2011. First edition. 3 volumes, 4to., pp. 392; 948; 240. Includes colour frontispiece to Vol, 1 and copious b/w illustrations to texts of Vols. 1 & 2. Hardback: green cloth. Slipcase. Unused: as new. Ref: 53848show full image..
[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..
[Bible] Gutenberg, Johann: Biblia Sacra. [Facsimile of the Gutenberg 42-line Bible] New York: Pageant Books, 1961 Limited edition of 1000 sets, this copy unnumbered. 2 vols., large folio. Text of the entire Gutenberg Bible printed lithographically, the illumination reproduced through sheet-fed gravure. Hand-bound crushed crimson morocco, Gutenberg's initials tooled in blind within large lozenge on both upper covers, spine gilt-lettered, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, An outstanding, fresh and clean copy of this sumptuous masterpiece of lithography - the first American facsimile of the Gutenberg Bible of 1455. The text is based on the first facsimile ever produced, that of Insel Verlag, 1913-14. The Insel facsimile was produced from two of the most attractive copies, preserved at the Berlin Koniglichen Bibliothek and the Standischen Landesbibliothek in Fulda. This explains the occasional interpolation of leaves with a different (though always German) decorative style, which adds to the charm of the work as it provides different examples of contemporary illumination. The paper is '100 per cent rag content made especially for this book'. This copy is unnumbered and is hand-bound in sumptuous red morocco. Ref: 53756show 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
Biow, Douglas: On the Importance of Being an Individual in Renaissance Italy: Men, Their Professions, and Their Beards. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. First edition. Large 8vo., pp. xii, 311. Illustrations. Hardback: green cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Unread, a hint only of shelf-wear: almost as new. Ref: 53623
Bishop, C.H.: Old Folkestone Pubs. Old inns, taverns and hotels of the ancient borough of Folkestone. West Mailing: Kent County Council, 1979. First edition. 4to, pp. 107, with photographic illustrations. Slight browning, the odd spot, a very good copy. Booklet, binder's tape to spine over pictorial wrappers, a little yellowed and spotted, but still good. Ref: 53509
Blair, John & Ramsay, Nigel (eds.): English Medieval Industries. London: The Hambledon Press, 1991. First edition. 8vo., pp. xxxiv, 446 + plates. Numerous illustrations to text. Hardback: blue cloth, gilt-lettered to spine, fine. Dust-jacket, a touch of shelf-wear, very good. Ref: 53958