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Brown, Jennifer N. & Bussell, Donna Alfano, eds.: Barking Abbey and Medieval Literary Culture. Authorship and Authority in a Female Community. Woodbridge, Suffolk: York Medieval Press (in association with Boydell Press and the Centre for Medie 2012. First edition. 8vo., pp. xii, 337. Laminated boards, a little shelf wear, otherwise near fine.   Ref: 51918 
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Browne, Thomas: The Works. Edited by Geoffrey Keynes. (comprising of) I. Religio Medici Christian Morals. A Letter to a Friend. II. Pseudodoxia Epidemica Books I-III. III. Pseudodoxia Epidemica Books IV-VII. IV.Hydriotaphia Brampton Urns. The Garden of Cyrus. V. Letters. VI. M London: Faber & Gwyer Limited, 1928-31. 6 vols. 8vo., portrait frontispieces Bound in blue cloth gilt, top edges gilt and others untrimmed, spines sunned, a bit shelf-worn but a good, firm set. Pencilled marginalia to some volumes, copious to Vol. II, to which vol. a printed portrait of the author has been added to front pastedown.   Ref: 29743 
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Bryer, A.A.M. and Georghallides, G.S. (eds.:) The Sweet Land of Cyprus. Papers Given at the Twenty-Fifth Jubilee Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Birmingham, March 1991. Nicosia: The University of Birmingham Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies & The C 1993. Folio (280 x 195mm), pp. xvi, 454. Many illustrations in the text. Bright and clean within. Beige cloth, black title to spine. Spine lettering a little rubbed, corners of upper board a little bumped. Dust-jacket a bit shelf worn, creased at edges, small hole to lower fore-edge. Very good overall. Small inkstamp to ffep.   Ref: 52098 
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Buckley, Charles Burton: An Anecdotal History of Old Times in Singapore, from the Foundation of the Settlement under the Honourable the East India Company on February 6th, 1819 to the Transfer to the Colonial Office as Part of the Colonial Possesions of the Crown on April 1st, 1867. University of Malaya Press, 1965. First edition. 2 vols. in 1. 8vo., pp. xiii, 790, xxii. Red cloth, gilt title to spine. Endcaps a little creased, slight toning to endpapers. Dust-jacket spine faded, edges a little tattered but still very good. Charles Burton Buckley (1844-1912) lived in Singapore for nearly 50 years, and worked as Confidential Adviser to the Sultan of Johore and Hon. Adviser to the Johore Government.   Ref: 51988 
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Burchill, Julie and Parsons, Tony: "The Boy Looked at Johnny", The Obituary of Rock and Roll. London: Pluto Press, 1982. Third impression, original paperback first edition. 8vo., pp.96. Illustrated card covers. Spine a little faded, some slight smudgy marks to white rear cover, very good. First published 1978, second impression 1980, this third impression 1982.   Ref: 51646 
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Burn, John Southerden: The History of Parish Registers in England. London: John Russell Smith, 1863. 8vo., pp. 296. Bookplate and ownership stamp to f.f.e.p. Brown original Cloth. Head and tail of spine a little frayed, corners bumped, but very good.   Ref: 37661  show full image..
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Burnet, Gilbert: An Exhortation to Peace and Union. A Sermon at St Lawrence-Jury, at the Election of Lord Mayor of London, on the 29th of September, 1681. London: Printed for Richard Chiswell. 1681. Sm. 4to., pp. [iv], 35, [i]. First and last leaves a bit soiled, faint dampmark to upper corner. Recent quarter calf by Chris Weston, paste paper boards, red morocco label lettered vertically. Contemporary - but not Burnet's - ink inscription "Dr Burnet / Hoc facio de charitate et spiritus / tenuis & stylo facili" [This I make out of charity with a humble (or modest) spirit and easy pen]. A remarkable sermon preached at the request of the retiring Lord Mayor, Patience Ward, upon the election of John Moore - the high level of partisan conflict created the unusual circumstance of an election for the post - arguing for Protestant unity against a common enemy, Catholicism. ESTC R20821.   Ref: 36016 
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Burton, William: A Commentary on Antoninus his Itinerary, or Journies of the Romane Empire, so far as it Concerneth Britain [...] London: printed by Tho. Roycroft (for) Henry Twyford, and T. Twyford, 1658. Small folio (285 x 190mm), pp. [xx], 266, [vi] + 2 plates: portrait frontispiece (by Hollar) and double-page map. Lacking single-leaf 'Preface to the Reader' (but see below). Title-page in red and black, woodcut initials, illustrations in the text, errata to final leaf verso. Small burn-hole to pp.33-4 just touching a few letters, pp. 141-2 creased during binding, very occasional spotting and a few slight smudges, front and rear blanks darkened at edges. Contemporary calf, gilt-ruled panels with various mottled effects, all edges gilt, rebacked with dark brown morocco, original spine label retained. Spine rubbed, a few chips, inner hinges relined with tape, marbled front pastedown but no marbled flyleaf. Armorial bookplate of Robert N. Pemberton and bookplate of T.H. Ellison to front pastedown. Underneath the Pemberton plate a piece of paper crossed through in ink, possibly patching a removed third bookplate. Latin annotation in an old hand to preliminary blank. ESTC calls for 22 pages of preliminaries but a number of copies, including those in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle and others in libraries and sale records, have only 20 pages, being without the single-leaf 'Preface to the Reader'. This leaf, a singleton signed 'a', may have been more frequently omitted because the 'Catalogue of Authors' which would follow it is also signed 'a'. William Burton (1609-1657) is sometimes confused with another of the same name, the younger brother of Robert Burton and author of 'The Description of Leicestershire', but this Burton was more adept at philology. He died of palsy shortly before the completion of this work. ESTC R6432; Wing B6185   Ref: 49120 
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[Calverley, Charles Stuart]: Verses and Translations. Cambridge; London: Deighton, Bell, and Co.; Bell & Daldry, 1862. First edition. 8vo., pp. vi, 203, [i]. Occasional light foxing mostly affecting first few leaves. Contemporary dark red cloth, gilt title to spine, top edge a bit dusty. Spine cocked, a bit rubbed, endcaps beginning to fray, cloth lifting slightly from centre of upper board. Still a good copy Ownership inscription of Geo. P. Howes. Pemb. Coll., August 1862 to half-title. Obituary of the author pasted to front paste-down. To the title-page, beneath the line 'by C.S.C.', Howes has added 'C.S. Calverley, M.A., Fellow of Christi Coll. Cambridge.' A collection of original verses, and translations from Horace, Virgil, Theocritus, Lucretius and Homer. Charles Stuart Calverley (formerly Blayds) (18311884)was famous during his time as a pupil at Harrow School for his athleticism and his incredible ability to memorise books of the Iliad at short notice. His talent for writing Latin verse was apparent at an early age and won him a scholarship to Balliol College, Oxford, in 1850. 'There he won the chancellor's prize in 1851 for a Latin poem, which confirmed his high academic standing. However, he was sent down in January 1852 for disciplinary offences involving excessive drunkenness and the illicit keeping of dogs in his rooms. In the following October he entered Christ's College, Cambridge, having changed his name from Blayds to Calverley to evade the disgrace following him from Oxford. He won the Craven scholarship in 1854, the Camden medal in 1853 and 1855, the Browne medal (Greek ode) in 1855, and the members' prize for a Latin essay in 1856, graduating second class in the classical tripos that year. Two years later he was elected a fellow of Christ's. His academic success was the more remarkable because his inherent laziness and love of socializing prevented him from studying regularly. His friends had to drag him out of bed by force, or lock him in his rooms to ensure that he concentrated on his work. He made friends with many prominent members of his college, including professors John Robert Seeley, Walter William Skeat, and John Hales, Walter Besant, and Dr Robert Liveing. His parodies and other humorous verses were well known among fellow students by the time of the publication of Verses and Translations in 1862. This collection of gently parodic poems concentrated upon a comfortable and leisured upper-middle-class world and became extremely popular. In 1894 a fourteenth edition was published, and the book was issued as a Pocket Book Classic twenty years after his death. The Athenaeum wished that 'some of our prolific small poets would write as good poetry in earnest as Mr Calverley does in play'.' (ODNB)   Ref: 52032 
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Camden, William: (Gough, Richard, trans.:) Britannia or, a Chronological Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland and the Islands Adjacent; from the Earliest Antiquity. Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 1974. Facsimile reprint of 1806 edition. 4 vols., 8vo., pp. ccvi, 415, [xxviii] +b/w frontispiece portrait, + illustrations, + many b/w folding maps; iv, 518, 28+ b/w folding illustrations and maps; iv, 527, [29] + b/w folding illustrations and maps; iv, 570, [30] + b/w folding illustrations and maps. Red cloth, black label, gilt title to upper boards. A few light smudges to boards, edges a little dusty, vol. III with small red mark to top edge, vol. IV top corners lightly bumped, still very good. Number 73 in Anglistica & Americana: a Series of Reprints Selected by Bernhard Fabian, Edgar Mertner, Karl Schneider and Marvin Spevack.   Ref: 46996 
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