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
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
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
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
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
Caesar, Gaius Julius: (Graevius, J.G., ed.:) Quae Extant Omnia cum Animadversionibus integris Dion. Vossii, J. Davisii... Ex musaeo Joannis Georgii Graevii. Lugd. Bat. [Leiden]: Apud vid. C. Boutesteyn & S. Luchtmans, 1713. 8vo., pp. [xvi], 603, [iv], 604-830, [ii], 833-862, [liv]; 224, including engraved title-page, + engraved portrait, and 14 plates (8 folding). Woodcut initials and ornaments. Slight toning, occasional marginal spotting, light water stain to lower outer blank corner of last few leaves. 18th-century Dutch vellum over boards, double gilt ruled, large gilt fleurons to corners and gilt female personification of Den Haag to centre of both covers, spine double gilt ruled wit large gilt fleurons, title inked to spine. Little soiled, joints a trifle rubbed. Stamp 'Oswald Weigel' to front pastedown; dedication by Isaac Valdkenaer to the student Johan Boreel de Mauregnault to fly; few notes pencilled to rear endpapers. The second and highly-regarded edition of J. G. Graevius's Caesar, published after his death with additional notes by Davies. The attractive plates show troop formations; Dibdin calls it 'the edition usually esteemed the editio optima' (I, 363). Graevius mostly avoided editing Greek authors and poets, with his most-well-known work being on Cicero. 'Edition recherchée, pour la collection variorum' (Brunet I, 1456). Isaac Valdkenaer was rector of the Lation school at Den Haag. Johan Boreel de Mauregnault (b.1719) came from an important family from Zealand; he published his dissertation for a law degree at Leiden in 1739. Dibdin I, 363; Brunet I, 1456. Ref: 53272show full image..