BERENSON, Bernard. L'arco di costantino o della decadenza della forma. Electa Editrice. [1952]. First edition.
74pp, [16]. With 80 monochrome photographic plates. Original publisher's grey paper boards, lettered in black, dustwrapper. Upper board nearly detached, slight dust-soiling and chipping to dustwrapper. Upper hinge exposed, lightly browned. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'To Mason Hammond / with the affectionate / friendship / of / Bernard Berenson / (?) / Dec. 29 / 1952'.
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£ 150.00
BERENSON, Bernard. The Berenson Archive. An Inventory of Correspondence compiled by Nicky Mariano on the centenary of the birth of Bernard Berenson 1865-1959. Harvard University Press. 1965. First edition.
xii, 122pp. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt, drab paper slipcase. Light rubbing to extremities, spine sunned. Internally immaculate. From the library of classical scholar, Mason Hammond (1903-2002), with his ownership inscription to blank fly-leaf alongside tipped-in presentation slip of the Biblioteca Berenson, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies.
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£ 75.00
BERNARD, Edward. Edvardi Bernardi de mensuris et ponderibus antiquis libri tres. E Theatro Seldonio [sic]. 1688. Editio altera, purior & duplo locupletior.
[16], 261pp, [83]. An engraved folding plate and three tables, two of which folding. Contemporary blind-stamped speckled calf, black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. A trifle rubbed and scuffed, slight splitting to joints. Slight marginal loss to Hh, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 300.00
BERNARD, Richard. The isle of man; or, legal proceedings in manshire against sin. Wherein, by way of continued allegory, the chief Malefactors are detected. And their arraignment and judicial trial. With the spiritual use thereof. Printed for Thomas Tegg and Son. 1834. New edition.
xxvi, 142pp. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed and marked, library shelf-mark in correction fluid to spine. Recent bookplate of the Bath Public Reference Library to FEP, with their ink inscription to head of title-page and occasional embossed stamps, ink ownership inscription to front blank fly-leaf, occasional shaving to margins, lightly foxed.
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£ 75.00
BERQUIN, M. [Arnaud]. Pieces Choisies De L'Ami Des Enfans De M. Berquin. A L'Usage Des Ecoles. Imprime Par W. Et C. Spilsbury. Pour A. Dulau. 1798. Seconde Edition, Revue et Corrigee.
[2], iv, [2], 144, 157-240, 243-366pp. With a half-title and engraved frontispiece, and complete despite erratic pagination. Contemporary sheep, gilt ruling to spines. Rubbed with cracking and some loss to joints. Oval-shaped bookplate of Henry Birkbeck to FEP. Occasional light mark to text.
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£ 125.00
BETJEMAN, John. High and low. John Murray. 1966. First edition.
x, 81pp, [1]. With half-title. Original publisher's yellow cloth, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. Very light marking to extremities, dustwrapper a trifle chipped, spine panel sunned. Internally clean and crisp. Signed by the author to title-page.
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£ 150.00
BEWICK, Thomas. A Supplement to the History of British Birds. The Figures Engraved on Wood By T. Bewick.. Printed By Edward Walker....for T. Bewick. 1821. First edition.
Two volumes bound as one, as issued. [2], 46pp, [2]. [2], 43pp, [1]. Original publisher's drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece to upper board. A trifle rubbed and marked, slight splitting to lower joint. Later inked gift inscription to verso of FFEP, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 350.00
BISSET, James.. The Patriotic Clarion, [or Britannia's Call to Glory! Original Songs Written on the Threatened Invasion]. Printed By M. Swinney...for the Author, and May be Had at His Museum. 1803. Second Edition.
vii, [1], 7-34pp. With extra-engraved title page. Blue half-calf, gilt, over buckram boards by Riviere. Uncut, with original yellow wraps bound in. Lightly rubbed to extremities.
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£ 200.00
BLACKWOOD, Robert Melvin. The Battles of the British Army. Being a popular account of all the principal engagements during the last hundred years. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, & Co.. c.1905. Second edition.
472pp. Original publisher's green cloth, gilt. Slight wear to extremities, spine a trifle sunned. Internally clean and crisp, recent armorial bookplate to FEP of Cefntilla, family seat of the Raglan baronetcy.
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£ 75.00
BLADEN, Martin. Solon: or, philosophy No Defence against love. A tragi-comedy. With the Masque of Orpheus and Euridice. Printed for R. Smith...and Sold by J. Nutt. 1705. First edition.
[6], 72pp. Without half-title. Recent navy half-morocco, blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Extremities discoloured and a trifle soiled. Recent marbled endpapers, occasional shaving to running-title, minute marginal worm-trail to final two gatherings.
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£ 450.00
BLOOMFIELD, Nathaniel. An Essay on War, In Blank Verse; Honington Greek, A Ballad; The Culprit, An Elegy; and other poems on various subjects. Printed for Thos. Hurst,...and Vernor and Hood...by P. Gedge, Bury. 1803. First Edition.
xxviii, [4], 96pp. With half-title and engraved frontispiece. Uncut in original publisher's two tone paper boards. Rubbed, with some loss to spine and soiling to boards. Weak sewing. From the library of Anne and F.G. Renier, with their bookplate to FEP.
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£ 100.00
BLOOMFIELD, Robert. Rural Tales, Ballads, and Songs. Printed for Vernor and Hood...by T. Bensley. 1802. First Edition.
xi, [3], 105pp, [1]. With half-title and engraved portrait frontispiece. Victorian mauve calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed to extremities, joints, browning to spine. Bookplates of Charles James Fox Bunbury, William Carr, and the Nowell-Smiths to front endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed 'Henry William Bunbury, 1802, From the Author' to head of half-title.
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£ 750.00
BLOUNT, Sir Thomas Pope. A Natural History: Containing Many not Common Observations: Extracted out of the best Modern Writers. Printed for R. Bentley. 1693. First edition.
[16], 469, [3]. With three pages of terminal advertisements. Contemporary speckled calf, spine richly gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Slightly rubbed, a little bumped to edges, small splits to joints at head and foot, else a crisp and fresh copy. With the bookplate of William Trumbull, Esq, to FEP.
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£ 950.00
BLOUNT, Thomas. Boscobel: or, the history of his Sacred Majesties Most miraculous Preservation After the Battle of Worcester, 3. Sept. 1651. Printed for Henry Seile, Stationer to the Kings most Excellent Majesty. 1660. First edition.
[8], 6, 5-55pp, [1]. Issue with dedication signed 'Tho. Blount'. With folding engraved frontispiece portrait, a further engraved diagram of Boscobel House and the Royal Oake (by Wenceslaus Hollar) and an engraved armorial. Finely bound in nineteenth-century hard-grained brown morocco, richly gilt (by Mackenzie). Marbled endpapers. A.E.G. With decorative gilt bookplate ('JE SUIS LOYAL') to FEP. Occasional marking, small glue spot and old paper repair to b4, neat early annotations referring to Bate's Elenchi Motuum Neperorum in Anglia (London, 1661-3) to E1-2.
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£ 1,250.00
BONA, Giovanni. A guide to Eternity: Extracted out of the writings of the holy fathers, and Ancient Philosophers... Printed for Hen. Brome. 1680. Second edition in English.
[12], 188pp, [4]. With an additional engraved tile-page, and two terminal advertisement leaves. ESTC R23243, Wing B3545. [Bound with:] BONA, Giovanni. Precepts and Practical Rules for A truly Christian Life. Being A Summary of Excellent Directions to follow the narrow way to bliss. In two Parts. London. Printed by M. Clark [and A.C.], for H. Brome, 1678. First edition in English. [48], 108, [2], 126pp. Part two has a separate dated title-page and pagination. With an additional engraved title-page (misbound as frontispiece), and two terminal advertisement leaves. ESTC R17339, Wing B3553. 12mo. Contemporary speckled calf, spine richly gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, short tear to fore-edge of leaf D4 of first bound work.
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£ 750.00