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BRISSON, Barnabe. De veteri ritu nuptiarum & jure connubiorum: Barnabas Brissonius, Antonius & Franciscus Hotnianus. Apud Petrum le Grand. 1662.
[4], 504pp, [44]. With and engraved title-page. Contemporary vellum. Light soiling but overall well preserved. Armorial bookplate to FEP of D. A. Freeman with motto 'nil sine magno labore', bookplate of Los Angeles Law Library to recto of FFEP, lightly foxed in parts but overall a clean and crisp copy.
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£ 150.00
BRITTON, John. Memoir of John Aubrey, F. R. S. embracing his auto-biographical sketches, a brief review of his personal and literary merits, and an account of his works; with extracts from his correspondence, anecdotes of some of his contemporaries, and of the times in which he lived. Printed by J. B. Nichols and Son. 1845. First edition.
x, [2], 4, 131pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Handsomely bound by Chivers, although unsigned, in contemporary burgundy half morocco, cloth boards, gilt, A.E.G. Some light rubbing to extremities, spine sunned. Foxed throughout.
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£ 250.00
BRITTON, John. Memoirs of the life, writings, and character, of Henry Hatcher, author of "The History of Salisbury," &c.. Printed for J. Britton, to accompany his Auto-biography. 1847. First edition.
vii, [1], 36pp; 7pp, [1] advertisement and subscriber's list for the autobiography of John Britton being prepared for publication. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Bound by Jefferies & Sons in contemporary half calf, cloth boards, gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Extremities rubbed with some surface loss. Browning and foxing to blank endpapers, frontispiece, and title, newspaper articles concerning the life of Hatcher tipped-in to FFEPs.
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£ 100.00
BRODIE, Sir Benjamin C. F.R.S.. Psychological Inquiries : In a Series of Essays, Intaended to Illustrate the Mutual Relations of the Physycal Organization and the Mental Faculties.. Longman, Brown.... 1854. First edition.
viii, 264, 24 (advertisements). Publishers original cloth, gilt. Neatly repaired with new end papers.
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£ 50.00
BROOKES, R[ichard]. The general gazetteer: or, Compendious geographical dictionary. Containing a description of all the empires, kingdoms, states, republics, provinces, cities, chief towns, forts, fortresses, castles, citadels, seas, harbours, bays, rivers, lakes, mountains, capes, and promontories in the known world... Printed for J. F. C. Rivington et al.. 1791. Seventh edition.
xvi, [668]pp. With an engraved folding frontispiece map, and six further engraved folding plates of maps. Contemporary speckled roan, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slight rubbing, some surface loss, splitting to joints, loss to head and foot of spine. Armorial bookplate to FEP with the motto 'Labor Ipse Voluptas', ink-stamp to recto of FFEP of the Ben Damph Forest Library, estate of the Earls of Lovelace, an internally clean and crisp copy.
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£ 275.00
BROWN, C. R. (Editor). Scottish Annual 1859. A. & C. Black. 1859. First edition.
viii, 412pp. With an illustrated decorative title page and and engraved portrait frontispiece. Original publisher's blind stamped, pebbled green cloth, richly gilt, A.E.G., yellow tinted endpapers. Light rubbing to extremities, spine a trifle sunned. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, with ink inscription of 'Samuel Loverly, With the Editors Complts. Xmas 1858' to recto of FFEP, with further later inscriptions in ink and pencil to same.
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£ 50.00
BROWN, [John]. Brown's dictionary of the holy bible...the whole Comprising a Complete and most Entertaining library of scripture knowledge... Printed by M. Angus and Son. 1807.
In two volumes. xxvi, [1], 648; 718pp. Seemingly complete despite erratic pagination. With an engraved folding map bound as frontispiece to Vol. I, and five engraved plates. Contemporary diced calf, gilt. Extremities rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Marbled endpapers, ink gift inscriptions to front blank endpapers of both volumes; 'Jane Gurney Jun. / from / Jonathan Backhouse Jr. / 10 mo 1811', very occasional marginal chipping, loss to margin of leaf Hh4, Vol. II - not touching text, foxed throughout.
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£ 150.00
BROWNE, D[aniel] J[ay]. Letters from the Canary Islands. George W. Light. 1834. First edition.
140pp. With a lithographic frontispiece, an engraved map, and two woodcuts in the text. Original publisher's green decorated cloth, recently rebacked to style. A trifle rubbed. Light marginal damp-staining to frontispiece, ink-stamps of the New York Academy of Sciences to title and p.74, else clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'To / The New York Lyceum of Nat. History / with the respects of / D. Jay Browne', with their ink-stamp to head of title.
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£ 350.00
BROWNE, Rev. Thomas. Poems on Several Occasions. Printed for Vernor & Hood by R. & W. Dean. 1800. First Edition.
xxviii, 179pp, [1]. With engraved portrait frontispiece. Nineteenth-century half-calf over marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, with loss at head of spine. Light offsetting to title, else a remarkably crisp copy.
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£ 275.00
BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. Last poems. Chapman and Hall. 1862. Second edition.
xi, [1], 142pp, [2]. With a half-title. Original publisher's blind-stamped blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed, spine sunned, corners bumped. Upper hinge cracked with board working loose, later ink inscription to head of half-title, occasional chipping to top margins.
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£ 75.00
BRUCE, H[enry] A[ustin]. Life of General Sir William Napier, K. C. B.. John Murray. 1864. First edition.
In two volumes. vii, [1], 556; v, [1], 578pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume. Original publisher's blue cloth, gilt. Slight rubbing to extremities, spines sunned. Upper hinge of volume II cracked, short marginal tear to Z2 of Vol. I, otherwise internally clean and crisp. Bookplate of Lord Raglan and recent armorial bookplate of Cefntilla to FEP of each volume.
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£ 250.00
BRYDALL, John. Jus Imaginis apud Anglos; or The Law of england Relating to the Nobility & Gentry. Faithfully Collected, and methodically Digested for Common Benefit. Printed for John Billinger. 1675. First edition.
[16], 76pp, [4]. With an engraved frontispiece, a folding table, and a penultimate advertisement leaf. Recent red half-morocco, red cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Slightest of marking to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, ink ownership inscription of 'R. Owen' to title-page.
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£ 250.00
BUCHANAN, George. Clinical surgical report for the year 1870. [s.n]. [1871]. Reprinted from the Glasgow Medical Journal, Vol. 3 No. 2 Feb. 1871.
16pp. Unbound. Occasional spots of foxing, slight dust-soiling to drop-head title, creasing to all leaf corners.
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£ 75.00
BUCHANAN, George. YULE, Alexander. Ecphrarasis paraphraseos Georgii Buchanani in Psalmos davidis: Ab Alexandro Julio edinburgeno, In Adolescentiae studiosae. Excusum apid Georgium Eld. 1620. First Julius edition.
[16], 364pp, [4]. With terminal blank and errata leaves. Twentieth-century blue half-morocco, gilt, buckram boards. T.E.G. Tightly bound, title neatly reinforced at gutter, else a fine, remarkably clean copy.
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£ 650.00
BUNYAN, John. The holy war, made by shaddai upon diabolus, For the Regaining of the metropolis of the world; Or, the Losing and taking Again of the Town of Mansoul. Printed by A. Weir. 1777.
276pp. Contemporary straight-grained calf, tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges, upper joint neatly reinforced. Rubbed and a trifle marked. Marbled endpapers, foxed and browned throughout.
Price
£ 125.00