(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
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..
(Brewer, J.S.; Martin, Charles Trice, eds.:) Registrum Malmesburiense. The Register of Malmesbury Abbey; Preserved in the Public Record Office. London; Oxford; Cambridge; Edinburgh, Dublin: Longman & Co., Trubner & Co. et al, 1879. 2 vols. (not uniform), pp. 4, xvii, [iii], 517, [iii], 32, [ii]; 4, lxxxviii, [ii], 495, [i], 30, [ii]. Includes publisher's catalogue at rear of each volume. A little toned, some foxing, occasional marginal annotations. Vol. I in dark green cloth backed with brown sheep, gilt title to spine; spine very worn, upper board a little shaken, top edge dusty. Vol. II. in recent brown library cloth, gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed, cloth hinges. Vol. II trimmed and therefore a little smaller than vol. I. Good working copies. Burton-upon-Trent Public Library bookplates to front endpapers. To ffep, ownership inscription of the medievalist C.R. Cheney. Rerum Britannicarum Medii Aevi Scriptores, or Chronicles and Memorials of Great Britain and Ireland During the Middle Ages series. Ref: 52170
Brisson, Barnabe: Hotman, Antoine and François: 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 Barnabé 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, R. Allen (ed.): Anglo-Norman Studies VI: Proceedings of the Battle Conference 1983. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell Press, 1984. First edition. 8vo., pp. [xii], 246. Frontispiece and illustrations to text. Hardback: green cloth, silver-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. A little shelf-wear to edges of book and jacket but still a very good copy. Ref: 53589
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