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
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
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
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..
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
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
Blomefield, Francis: [Parkin, Charles:] An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, containing a Description of the Towns, Villages, and Hamlets, with the Foundations of Monasteries, Churches, Chapels, Chantries, and other Religious Buildings [...] London: Printed for William Miller [...] by W. Bulmer [...] 1805[-10]. Second edition. 11 vols, 8vo, pp. , [viii-xvi], 548 [iv] + illustrated frontispiece, 4 folding tables, 5 plates (2 folding);  559  + 3 folding tables and 1 folding plate; [viii] 671 ; [viii] 580 + 7 plates, 1 folding map and 2 folding tables;  527 ;  [ii-vii]  521  + 5 plates and 1 folding table;  520  + 4 plates (2 folding) and 2 folding tables;  548 [iv] + 7 plates (4 folding) and 3 folding table;  527  + 4 plate (2 folding) and 1 folding map;  479  + 3 folding tables;  402 , 83   + 1 plate, with engraved headpieces and woodcut text illustrations. Edges uncut, a little dusty, slight yellowing, occasional light marginal foxing, I: half-title a little torn at gutter, II: small stain affecting two words to L4, III: lower outer blank corner of 3C4 and 3G2 torn, IV: plates slightly browned, couple of small tears along folds of 2 folding plates, 1 with small repair, V: 1 plate somewhat browned, VIII: small paper flaw to lower outer blank corner of N1, crude repair to upper outer corner of 2A2 just touching text, bifolium 2N2-3 loose at lower gutter, IX: last gathering loosening, X: small marginal tears, XI: bifolium b*2-3 loosening. Contemporary publisher's blue boards, later endpapers, publisher's paper label to spine, boards sympathetically cleaned, corners a little rubbed, I: joints partly split at head and foot but firm, II: upper hinge starting at head but firm, V: lower hinge starting at foot but firm, publisher's advertisements to front pastedown of vols I, VII: upper joint minimally split at foot, X: lower hinge loosening. Inscription to half-titles: 'Lucy Jane Davey Given by her Aunt Lydia Jan 7 1827'. Second edition of this illustrated topographical survey of Norfolk and its ancient families. The Rev. Francis Blomefield (1705-1752) initially issued the book in parts from a private press at his ecclesiastical living in Fersfield. The work was continued after his death by the Reverend Charles Parkin (1689-1765), and finished by a hack writer employed by the printer. A remarkably unsophisticated copy internally, rarely found in its original publisher's blue boards, with paper labels specifying 'Price Eighteenth Shillings, Boards' on each volume. It includes the plate 'A Map of Marsh land by Sir William Dugdale' (Vol. IX, p. 166) often lacking. Vols I and III feature on the front pastedown a publisher's advertisement, the first advertising the possibility to add the author's portrait to the copy (as here) for an extra 5 shillings, as well as the publication of vols II-IV, the second apologising for not including the plan of Norwich with the city seals, as promised (here present in vol. IV), due to 'the Engraver having disappointed him [the publisher]'. The last few pages of vol. XI include a list of subscribers and 'Directions to the binder' divided by volume, separating plates and pedigrees. Upcott 950 ff. Ref: 53547show full image..