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..
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
Braun, Hugh: An Introduction to English Mediaeval Architecture. London: Faber and Faber, . First edition. pp. 293 + illustrated frontispiece and 214 illustrations. A very good copy. Brown cloth, title gilt to spine, upper margin a bit faded. Dust-jacket, a bit browned, small lost at head of spine, extremities generally a bit worn, but still good. Ref: 53485
[Breviary] Breviario Grimani. Facsimili delle miniature. Milano: Electa Editrice, for ERI - Edizioni RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, 1973. 2 vols. Large 4to. Copy n.250 of 910. pp.  + 110 colour facsimile plates; 134, , including illustrations. Paper boards, vol. 1 with handsome with decorated, round, brass profile portrait of Cardinal Grimani to upper cover. In publisher's slipcase, a trifle spotted. Excellent copies. The half title of this limited edition says: 'Questo volume è offerto dalla Radiotelevisione Italiana ai delegati degli organismi di radiodiffusione e di televisione aderenti al Premio Italia in occasione della XXV session.' Ref: 53421show full image..