[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 ? 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..
Brisson, Barnabe: Hotman, Antoine and Fran?ois: De Veteri Ritu Nuptiarum & Jure Connubiorum. Leiden: Hack, 1641. 12mo. pp. 566, (xxii), including engraved titlepage, woodcut initials and ornaments. Tiny worm trail to lower blank margin of first gathering, minor offsetting on last blank, verso of last blank a bit soiled. Full calf c.1800, blind ruled, raised bands, gilt-lettered morocco label. Minor repair to extremities, joints a bit cracked, later endpapers. Label of J.L. Weir to front pastedown, his autograph dated 1945 to ffep; pencilled autograph of James Fowler Kellas Johnstone to verso of engraved titlepage. Contains chapters on wedding ceremonies and on matrimonial law. French jurist and politician Barnab? Brisson's (1531-1591; latinised as Brissonius) public career included holding various positions by appointment of Charles IX and Henry III, among them the sixth president of Parlement. When the Seize took over Paris in 1589, Brisson was sufficiently diplomatic for them to also appoint him first president of the new Parlament, but before long he lost their trust and was executed in 1591. James Fowler Kellas Johnstone (1846-1928) was a specialist in bibliographies of Aberdeen and North East Scotland, and the author, with A.W. Robertson, of 'Bibliotheca Aberdonensis' (1928). J.L. Weir was probably the Scottish historian, author of 'Excerpta Scotica' (1939). Willems, 1615. Ref: 53154show full image..
Brown, Robin: Marco Polo: The Incredible Journey Stroud, Glos.: Sutton Publishing, 2005. First edition. 8vo., pp. ix, 230 + plates. Map. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Light signs of use, a little creasing to jacket top edge, still very good. Ref: 54062
Browning, Robert: Poems of Robert Browning. Oxford: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1920. 8vo, pp. [viii], 696, with illustrated frontispiece. Slight toning. Contemporary tree calf, gilt border, spine gilt, gilt-lettered morocco label, a.e.g., marbled endpapers, corners, head and foot of spine minimally rubbed. Inscription dated 1921 to front free endpaper. Ref: 53496
Bruzelius, Caroline: Preaching, Building, and Burying: Friars in the Medieval City. Yale University Press, 2014. First edition. 4to., pp. xii, 255. Colour and b/w illustration to text. Hardback: black cloth, silver-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. New. Ref: 53365
Bryan, Jennifer: Looking Inward: Devotional Reading and the Private Self in Late Medieval England. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008. First edition. 8vo., pp. 270. Hardback: black cloth, silver-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Unread, a touch of dust to edges otherwise as new. Ref: 53370
Bryen, Ari Z.: Violence in Roman Egypt: A Study in Legal Interpretation. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013. First edition. 8vo., pp. 363. Hardback: red cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Unread, a hint only of shelf-wear: almost as new. In the publisher's "Empire and After" series. Ref: 53618
Bryson, Sarah: La Reine Blanche. Mary Tudor: A Life in Letters. Stroud: Amberley Publishing, 2018. First edition. 8vo., pp. 288 + plates. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Unused, a hint only of shelf-dust: a fine copy. Ref: 54348
Buckler, Georgina: Anna Comnena: A Study. Oxford: Clarendon Press (for Sandpiper Books), 2000. First edition thus. 8vo., pp. ix, 558. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered. Dust-jacket. Unread: other than a hint of shelf-wear to edges of dust-jacket, as new. Ref: 53382
Burke, Peter; Harrison, Brian; Slack, Paul (eds.): Civil Histories: Essays presented to Sir Keith Thomas. Oxford University Press, 2000. First edition. 8vo., pp. xiv, 399. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine, very slightly cocked spine to corners bumped. Dust-jacket, light shelf-wear with creasing towards top edge. Still a very good copy overall. Ref: 53750