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Brinton, Thomas: (Devlin, Sister Mary Aquinas, ed.:) The Sermons of Thomas Brinton, Bishop of Rochester (1373-1389). London: Royal Historical Society, 1954. 2 Vols. 8vo., pp. xxxviii, 240; 278. Blue cloth, a little soiled to spine and edges. Gilt to spines. Camden Third Series LXXXV   Ref: 37709 
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[Bristol] An Impartial History of the Late Riots at Bristol. London: printed for and sold by G.G.J. and J. Robinsons, Pater-noster Row; S. Hazard, Bookseller, Ba n.d. [1793], Pamphlet (225 x 140mm), pp. 16 (two gatherings). Stab-stitched, edges uncut. First and final leaves a little grubby and foxed but generally very good. Monogram inkstamp (E.B.) to title-page. A pamphlet concerning the Bristol Bridge Riot of 30th September 1793, which started as a protest against the renewal of an act which levied tolls on Bristol Bridge and proposed a new access road which necessitated the demolition of several houses near the bridge. In the resulting riot 11 people were killed and 45 injured, making it one of the worst massacres of the 18th century in England. The title-page is without a date, but October 1793 is given at the end of the text. ESTC T125833; Goldsmiths', 15763   Ref: 52187 
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Britton, John: The History and Antiquities of the Cathedral Church of Salisbury; Illustrated with a Series of Engravings [...] London: M.A. Nattali, 1836. Large 4to (300 x 230mm), pp. viii, 113, [i], 10 + additional engraved title-page, and 31 further plates as called for. Occasional light foxing, a few faint smudges. Slightly later half brown calf, raised bands, gilt title to spine, blue textured cloth-covered boards, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Spine a bit scuffed, endcaps and corners worn, a little rubbed but very good. Publisher's catalogue to rear.   Ref: 51327 
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(Brome, Alexander:) A Collection of Loyal Songs Written Against the Rump Parliament: Between the Years 1639 and 1661. Containing a great variety of merry and diverting characters of the chief sectaries, who were the principal actors in that whole scene of affairs. With an historical introduction to the whole. London: Printed for J. Stone [...] 1731. 2 vols., 12mo., pp.[xiv], 264; [vi], 288. With woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces. Each volume bound without its initial blank, very occasional light spots and smudges but generally very clean within. 19th-century deep maroon cross-grain morocco, spines ornately gilt with raised bands and title & volume labels, fine gold borders, corner tools and dentelles to each board, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Raised bands slightly rubbed, upper joints a little worn and corners a little worn. A very good, attractively-bound set. Ink inscription to a preliminary blank, 'Simon / from Daddy. 1939.' Tiny inkstamp to each ffep verso, 'Bound by Lloyd, London'. An expanded edition of Brome's Ratts Rhimed to Death: Rump-Parliament hang'd up in the shambles, which first appeared (also anonymously) in 1660. 'Though he was a successful attorney, Brome's claim to fame derives from his avocation as poet. Between 1640 and 1660 Brome composed over 200 poems, including love poems in the cavalier mode, satires attacking the enemies of the king and, later, the Commonwealth government, drinking songs in the Anacreontic tradition, an assortment of occasional poems, translations of epigrams from the Greek and Latin, and other translations. Some of these poems were printed anonymously, while others appeared as dedications or in poetical miscellanies.' (ODNB) ESTC T145238 ; Lowndes 1593   Ref: 51879 
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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: Pseudodoxia Epidemica: or Enquiries into Very Many Received Tenents, and Commonly Presumed Truths. The Second Edition, Corrected and much Enlarged by the Author. Together with some Marginall Observations, and a Table Alphabeticall at the end. London: printed by A. Miller, for Edw. Dod and Nath. Ekins, at the Gunne in Ivie Lane, 1650. 2nd ed. Folio, pp. [xvi], 329, [xi]. Imprimatur to leaf B4, verso; woodcut initials and head- and tail-pieces. A few small annotations. Sporadic light dampstaining at gutter widening out, and then at bottom margin pp.65-84 and again pp.113-7. Occasional wax spots and ink smudges, small closed tear to gutter leaf C4 and leaf 2O, not affecting text. Contemporary dark brown calf, raised bands, plain triple-filet borders to boards. Rubbed with a few small patches of surface loss and faint marks, spine a bit creased, small repair to headcap, endpapers renewed, very good. To front paste-down, small bookplate of Robert Montgomery, Convoy (County Donegal) with crest and motto, and his ownership inscription to title-page. Also to the title-page, ownership inscriptions of: Josua Edisbury; Samson Archer; (Sam. or Dan.?) Law; Robt. Ball. The names appear almost as a list, and 'to' has been added between each to give a sense of the book being passed on. To head margin of p.121, inscription of Charles Archer dated 1717/1718. Josua Edisbury (d. c.1718) was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford (matriculated 1653) and became Sheriff of Denbighshire in 1682. Two years later he began building work on an ambitious new hall at Erdigg, running into severe financial trouble in the process. Robert Montgomery of Brandrim inherited an estate in Convoy from his cousin Sandy Montgomery in November of 1807. Pseudodoxia, first published in 1646, was Sir Thomas Browne's (16051682) most substantial work: 'almost an encyclopaedia of seventeenth-century misconceptions and new knowledge, Browne took up numerous false beliefs particularized in the Apology of George Hakewill; and, with a larger number of his own finding (some already mentioned in Religio medici), he put them in the framework suggested by Francis Bacon in his Advancement of Learning (as translated by Gilbert Watts, 1640) of "a calendar of falsehoods and of popular errors now passing unargued in natural history and in opinions, that sciences be no longer distempered and embased by them". Browne still had religious motives: to "repaire our primarie ruins" (I.5), the loss of Adam's universal knowledge of the natural world by the fall, and "to enforce the wonder of its Maker" (II.3), and theology as well as philosophy figure in the first book's systematic survey of the causes of error, from the fall of man, through logical and verbal misunderstanding, laziness, deference to antiquity and authority, to the wiles of the Devil. In the following six books, he subjects to "the three determinators of truth, Authority, Sense and Reason" (III.5) [...] a host of misbeliefs concerning the natural world, human physiology, pictorial representation, geography, history, biblical interpretation, and classical antiquity. While he records about a hundred personal experiments on subjects animal, vegetable, and mineral (ranging from amber, ants, and bitterns to toads, turkeys, and yew berries), he cites twelve times as many authors: in Certain Physiological Essays (1661) Robert Boyle accordingly respects him as both "the learned Dr Brown" and "so faithful and candid a Naturalist". The science and learning are sharpened with witty irony as Browne disposes of the "misapprehension, fallacy or false deduction, credulity, supinity, adherence unto Antiquity, Tradition and Authority" of two millennia, which have conceived a world of shrieking mandrakes, lopsided badgers, griffins, phoenixes, mermaids, ominous owls, the wandering Jew, Pope Joan, and Aeschylus brained by a tortoise, through to the last chapter, in which he points out a bright side to the all too believable account of necrophiliac embalmers in Egypt: "Surely, if such depravities there be yet alive, deformity need not despaire; nor will the eldest hopes be ever superannuated, since death hath spurres, and carcasses have beene courted" (VII.19).' (ODNB) ESTC R2160   Ref: 52270 
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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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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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