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
Borlase, William: Antiquities Historical and Monumental, of the County of Cornwall. [...] The second edition, revised, with several Additions... London: Printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, 1769. Folio, pp. [xvi], 464 + 37 engraved plates (2 folding, most in small format, serving as head- or tailpieces). Slight toning, title and verso of last leaf a little dusty, traces of a horizontal fold (probably dating to when the book was in sheets), small repair to verso of pl. 7, upper edge a bit dusty, small tear to Y1-2 and Z1-2 affecting a couple of words, occasional slight spotting or light dampstaining. Modern quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt-lettered label. The second, enlarged edition of William Borlase's (1696-1772) account of the antiquities of Cornwall (first published 1754), with an index containing a Cornish-English vocabulary list. It was 'the first chronological account of the antiquities of the county, and the first book to describe, illustrate, and classify a significant number of them' (ODNB). Book II (over 100 pp.) is entirely devoted to the Druids, their origin, rites, doctrines, idols, symbols, worship, 'superstitions', divination, charms and incantations. Book III (c.140pp.) includes a discussion of rock idols, speaking and healing stones. 'Characteristic of [Borlase] as a scholar was his conscientious exactness in describing and measuring antiquities - he also had a talent for drawing them' (A.L. Rowse, review of Pool's 'William Borlase' in the Spectator, 26 Sept. 1987). ESTC T139784; Upcott II, 82. Ref: 53546show full image..
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
Boulton, Maureen B. M. (trans.): Piety and Persecution in the French Texts of England. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2013. 8vo., pp. 228. Hardback: laminated boards. New: unopened in publisher's shrink-wrap. Volume 420 in the Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies and Volume 6 in The French of England Translation ACMRS series. Ref: 53718
Bowd, Stephen (ed. & intro.); Cullington, J. Donald (trans. & annot.): Vainglorious Death: A Funerary Fracas in Renaissance Brescia. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2006. 8vo., pp. 232. Hardback: laminated boards. New: unopened in publisher's shrink-wrap. Ref: 53411
Bowd, Stephen (ed. & trans.); Cullington, J. Donald (Latin texts ed. & trans.): On Everyone's Lips: Humanists, Jews, and the Tale of Simon of Trent. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2012. 8vo., pp. 250. Hardback: laminated boards. New: unopened in publisher's shrink-wrap. Ref: 53407
Boxhorn, Marc Zuerius: (Hartnack, Daniel, ed.:) Chronologia praecipuorum universi orbis imperiorum, regnorum, principatuum, rerumque, publicarum ortus, mutationes, atque occasus designans. Edita atque plurimis additionibus & continuatione usque in praesentem annum aucta a Daniele Hartnaccio [...] Budissae [Budissina]: impensis Friderici Arnstii, typis Johannis Rudolphi Leonis, 1688. Folio, pp. [iv], 251, [i] + 4 folding tables at rear. Title-page in red and black, a few woodcut ornaments. Lightly toned with occasional light foxing, title-page more heavily affected. Some paper repairs to the back of each plate, mostly to edges and attachments, plus a little foxing. Contemporary vellum, edges sprinkled blue. Vellum a bit grubby with a few spots and smudges, a little light foxing to endpapers and their hinges reinforced. A very good copy. To ffep, inscription of Ant. Johnson; to title-page, ex libris inscription possibly in the name of Grosvenor, dated April 26th 1805. Boxhorn (1612-1653), a politician and linguist, was in 1648 successor to Daniel Heinsius as Professor of History at the university of Leiden. Chronologia consists mainly of three-column tables showing important events in both world and church history set next to the reigning monarch of the time. Ref: 52222show full image..
(Bracebridge, Charles Holte:) Authentic Details of the Valdenses, in Piemont and Other Countries; with abridged translations of 'L'Histoire des Vaudois,' par Bresse, and 'La Rentree Glorieuse,' d'Henri Arnaud, with the ancient Valdensian Catechism. To which are subjoined original letters, written during a residence among the Vaudois of Piemont an London: John Hatchard and Son, 1827. First edition. 8vo. pp. [viii], 464 + 12 plates. Plates toned with some transfer to adjacent leaves (including title-page), very occasional foxing. 19th-century half calf over marbled boards, spine gilt, gilt-lettered morocco label. Extremities and boards a bit rubbed. 19th-century memento bookplate of Capt. Gervase Petty Sleigh to front pastedown; ex-dono inscription to Joseph Walton from John Sleigh Esq. (1885); John Sleigh's autograph to first leaf of text. First edition of this important history of the Valdenses based on authentic documents and on the personal journey to Piedmont and other countries of the author, Charles Holte Bracebridge (1799-1872) of Atherstone Hall, Warwickshire. Among the places he visited was Schoenberg, the place of exile of the Valdenses in the early 18th century. Bracebridge also discussed the famous scarf of the pastor Henri Arnaud, probably donated to him by Vittorio Amedeo II, Duke of Savoy, saying it had been taken to Holland. Gervase Petty Sleigh (1854-1883) was captain on HMS Flagship Regent in Siam. Hugon-Gonnet, 'Bibliografia Valdese', 40. Ref: 53277show full image..
Bradley, Simon: The Railways: Nation, Network and People. London: Profile Books, 2015. First edition. 8vo., pp. 645 + colour plates. Hardback: blue cloth, silver-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. A little light shelf-wear to jacket edges, otherwise a fine, unread copy. Ref: 53579
Brand, Benjamin: Holy Treasure and Sacred Song: Relic Cults and their Liturgies in Medieval Tuscany. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. First edition. 8vo., pp. xxii, 296. Music Examples, Figures, and Tables to text. Hardback: blue cloth, silver-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Unread, as new. Ref: 53380