Baugh, G. C. (ed.): The Victoria History of (the County of) Shropshire. Volume XI: Telford. Oxford University Press for the Institute of Historical Research, 1985. First edition. 4to. Fully illustrated. Hardback: red cloth, gilt, top corners bumped but a hint only of dust to edges, still very good. Dust-jacket, price-clipped, a little grubby and creased with a 1cm closed tear to bottom edge over spine, good. Bookplate of Robert Smith, with "October 2000" inscribed above, to ffep. Ref: 54074
[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
Beal, Jane: John Trevisa and the English Polychronicon. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2013. 8vo., pp. 172. Hardback: laminated boards. New: unopened in publisher's shrink-wrap. Ref: 53412
(Beeforth, G. l.:) Views of Scarborough. Scarborough: G. L Beeforth, n.d. [c.1853] 8vo. (225 x 145mm). 8 leaves of plates, each with two engraved images of Scarborough signed Rock & Co, London and dated between 1850 and 1853. Foxed. Blue cloth, blind-stamped, gilt title to upper board, yellow endpapers. A bit rubbed, but good. G. L Beeforth was a "Bookseller, Stationer, Print and Music Seller" of 3. St. Nicholas Street, Scarborough, who complemented his stock with pianofortes, desks, blotting paper and leather goods. Ref: 54142show full image..
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: 53313show full image..
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
Beevor, Antony: D-Day: The Battle for Normandy. London: Viking, 2009. First edition, sixth impression. 8vo., pp. xv, 592 + 3 sections of plates. Maps. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine, fine. Dust-jacket, lightly creased to edges, still very good. Ref: 54231
Beevor, Antony: The Second World War: London: Weidenfield & Nicholson, 2012. First edition, second impression. 8vo., pp. xvii, 863 + plates. Maps and illustrations. Hardback: red cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Light shelf-wear, very good. Unobtrusive Waterstones sticker to front cover stating "Exclusive Waterstones edition including additional photographs". Ref: 54233
Beevor, Antony: The Second World War: London: Weidenfield & Nicholson, 2012. First edition, fifth impression. 8vo., pp. xvii, 863 + plates. Maps and illustrations. Hardback: red cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Light shelf-wear, very good. Ref: 54232
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