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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: 53154  show full image..
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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 
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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 
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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 
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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 
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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 
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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 
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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 
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Burrows, Daron (trans.): The Life of Saint Clement: A Translation of La Vie de Seint Clement. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2016. 8vo., pp.. Hardback: laminated boards. New: unopened in publisher's shrink-wrap. Volume 488 in the Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies and Volume 10 in The French of England Translation ACMRS series.   Ref: 53720 
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Burton, Janet E. (ed.): English Episcopal Acta V: York, 1070-1154. Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 1988. 8vo., pp. li, 152 + 4 plates. Red cloth, gilt, a little bumped at board top edges and corners, a few minor marks. Very good.   Ref: 42447 
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