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BOYD, Rev. Henry. The Penance of Hugo, A Vision on the French Revolution. In the manner of Dante. In Four Canots. Written on the occasion of the Death of Nicolas Hugo de Basseville, Envoy from the French Republic at Rome, January 14, 1793. Translated from the original Italian of Vincenzo Monti into English verse with two additional cantos. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme. 1805. First Edition.
xi, [1], 180pp. Uncut in original publisher's (somewhat small) two tone paper boards, paper lettering-piece. Worn, with loss to spine and heavy rubbing to boards. Some soiling, dog-earing to page edges.
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£ 100.00
BRACKENBURY, H[enry]. The last campaign of Hanover. From the Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, vo. xiv.. Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty. [1870]. First offprint edition.
18pp. With two engraved folding maps. Stitched, as issued. Lightly foxed throughout with the occasional spot of mild dust-soiling.
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£ 75.00
BRANDT, Gerrard. The History of the Reformation, and other Ecclesiastical Transactions In, and About, The Low-Countries, From the Beginning of the Eighth Century down to The End of the Famous Synod of Dort: In which all the Revolutions that happened In Church and State On Account of the Divisions between the Protestants and Papists, The Arminians and Calvinists, Are Fairly and Fully Represented. Printed by T. Wood, for Tim Childe. 1719. First edition.
One volume, all published. [8], xviii, [20], 402pp. Contemporary panelled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Spine worn with some loss to head and splitting to upper joint, slight surface loss to boards. Internally clean and crisp, ink-stamps to FEP of Ben Damph Forest and Ashley Combe, residences of the Earls of Lovelace.
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£ 200.00
BRANSBY, James Hews. The school anthology; or selections for reading and recitation, in prose and verse. Printed for Baldwin and Craddock. 1831. Second edition.
xii, 396, 36pp. publisher's catalogue. Original publisher's green roan, ruled in gilt. With contemporary naive drab paper protective wrapper. Extremities rubbed. Ink ownership inscription of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FEP, two gatherings slightly protruding from text-block, lightly foxed.
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£ 125.00
BRANT, Sebastian. Titulorum omnium juris tam civilis, quam canonici expositiones, Sebastiano Brant. I.V. Doctore celeberrimo, Autore. His accessit Modus studendi in utroque iure per loannem Baptistam Caccialupum. Omnia ad vetustorum exemplarium sidem nune ultimum diligentissime repurgata: adiectis insuper ad singulos Titulos suis numeris. Apud Haeredes Gulielmi Rouillii. 1619.
469pp, [36]. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities rubbed and soiled. Ink inscriptions and annotations to recto of FFEP and title, slight loss to top of title with red and green ink marks to margins, all leaves toned and foxed, lower hinge cracked, loss to blank REP.
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£ 250.00
BRANTOME, [Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de]. Famous women. Arthur L. Humphreys. 1908. First English edition.
vi, 336pp. Title in red and black. Attractively bound in contemporary tooled calf, gilt. Minor surface wear and soiling to extremities. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp but for the odd spot of foxing. From The Royal Library Historical Series.
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£ 125.00
BRAYLEY, Edward Wedlake. HERBERT, William. Syr Reginalde; Or, The Black Tower. A Romance of the Twelfth Century. With Tales and other poems. Printed by J. Swan...for Vernor and Hood. 1803. First Edition.
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£ 75.00
BRENTON, Edward Pelham. The naval history of Great Britain from the year MDCCLXXXIII. to MDCCCXXXVI. Henry Colburn. 1837. A new and greatly improved edition.
In two volumes. [3], vi-xxiv, 640; [4], 728pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume, and 21 further engraved plates and plans. Contemporary black half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. Some rubbing, particularly to joints, corners bumped. Recent armorial bookplates to both FEPs, light foxing to plates, upper hinge of Vol. I exposed with board working loose, gathering D of Vol. I separating from text-block, clipping from the Naval and Military Gazette detailing Lord Nelson's proceedings in the Bay of Naples, tipped-in to verso Vol. I RFEP.
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£ 350.00
BRENTON, Edward Pelham. The naval history of Great Britain from the year MDCCLXXXIII. to MDCCCXXXVI. Henry Colburn. 1837. A new and greatly improved edition.
In two volumes. [3], vi-xxiv, 640; [4], 728pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume, and 21 further engraved plates and plans. Contemporary navy morocco-backed blind-stamped burgundy cloth boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed, slight splitting to upper joint of Vol. I. Contemporary ink ownership inscriptions to head of both titles, occasional creasing, light spotting.
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£ 350.00
BRETON, John le. Britton. The second Edition. Faithfully corrected according to divers ancient Manuscripts of the same Booke. By Edm[und] Wingate. Printed by the assignes of John Moore. 1640. Second edition.
[16], 64, 66-175, 175-238, 240-249, 245-287, [21]. With 21 terminal errata leaves. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine, boards ruled in red, all edges red. Light rubbing to extremities with minor surface loss, some staining. Armorial bookplate of Theodori Jackson Gualtioni to FEP, loss to gutter margin of title - just clipping imprint, but with no loss of sense, ink inscription to head of title, marginal damp-staining to preliminaries, foxed throughout, occasional spots of dust-soiling.
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£ 300.00
BREWER, E[benezer] Cobham. The dictionary of phrase and fable. Cassell, Petter, & Galpin. [c.1872]. Third edition.
In 15 parts. Stitched, as issued, in original publisher's orange printed paper wrappers. Some loss, chipping, and spots of marking to all extremities, parts 3 and 5 without upper wrappers, lower wrappers of parts 3, 13, and 15 detached, both wraps of part 10 detached, gatherings of parts 5 and 10 separating. Overall internally clean and crisp but for some light foxing.
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£ 375.00
BRIGGS, Richard. The English Art of Cookery, according to the present practice; being a Complete Guide to all Housekeepers, on a plan entirely new; consisting of thirty-eight chapters...with bills of fare for every month in the year. Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson. 1794. Third edition.
iv, xx, 564pp. With 12 copper-plate engravings illustrating tables settings of bills of fare for each month of the year. Contemporary calf boards, recently rebacked and reconered. Rubbing and some surface loss to boards. Occasional light browning, short tear to margin of Ff3 - just touching text, paper repairs to top margin of Gg5 - touching text of running title, bookplate of 'Harlan and Delia Walker' to verso of FFEP.
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£ 650.00
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