Bonnell, Thomas F.: The Most Disreputable Trade. Publishing the Classics of English Poetry 1765-1810. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. First edition. 8vo., pp. xiv, 387. Black cloth, gilt title to spine, bumping to corners, edges lightly dusted, very good. Dust-jacket, very small closed tear to top edge of front cover, shelf wear to edges, very good. Ref: 51905
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
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
(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
Brooke, Ralph: (Anstis, John, ed.:) A Discoverie of Certaine Errours Published in Print in the Much Commended Britannia, 1594. Very Prejudicial to the Discentes and Successions of the Auncient Nobilitie of this Realme. [...] To which are added, the learned Mr. Camden's Answer to this Book; and Mr. Brooke's Reply. Now first Published from an Original Manuscript in the Library London: Printed for James Woodman and David Lyon, 1724. 4to., pp. vi, [viii], 77, [xi], 32, 196 + engraved portrait frontispiece. Title-page in red and black, a few woodcut initials and head- and tail-pieces, full-page illustration to A4. Blanks inserted after the frontis and before the full-page illustration, occasional light smudges but generally very clean within but with some light foxing and toning to gatherings 2A and 2B towards the rear. recently rebound in half tan calf, raised bands, crimson gilt spine label, brown marbled boards, marbled edges, endpapers renewed. A few light scratches to spine, small ink blot to bottom edge of text-block. A very good, sound copy. In two parts, each with separate title-page, register and pagination. The first part has its own red and black title-page: A Discoverie of Certaine Errours [...] with imprint 'London: printed by J. Bettenham, for James Woodman, M.DCC.XXIII'; the second part has its title in all black: A Second Discoverie of Errours [...], 'printed for James Woodman, 1723'. Includes 'John Leylands new yeeres gyft, given of him to King Henrie the viii'. Each individual part was also published separately. ESTC N60736 Ref: 51790
Browne, Philip: The History of Norwich, from the Earliest Records to the Present Time. Norwich: Printed and sold by Bacon, Kinnebrook, and Co. 1814. First edition. 8vo., pp. [ii] 358 + frontispiece and 4 plates. Foxed or browned in places, a little occasional soiling, slight loss to blank corner of one leaf. Contemporary half calf with mottled paper boards, gilt ruling and stamp to spine; head of joints and corners neatly repaired, bottom part of upper joint now weakening, a little rubbing to all joints and slight wear to sides. Bookplate removed from upper pastedown. The plates include views of the cathedral, castle, and marketplace in Norwich. Ref: 22645
Burke, John: Encyclopaedia of Heraldry, Or General Armory of England, Scotland, and Ireland. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1851. 8vo. pp. xxvi,  + chromolithographed additional title. Armorial engravings within text. Printed title and dedication leaf stained, a little spotting elsewhere. Old half green pebbled roan, textured cloth boards, spine in six compartments with raised bands, second compartment gilt-lettered direct, a bit rubbed, slight wear to extremitites. Two ownership inscriptions to f.f.e.p., one dated 1950 and the second "F. J. Thornton, 1943" with F. J. Thornton ownership stamp also to f.f.e.p. "Edmund Reynolds" hand-written to top edge of textblock, "E" to fore edge. The third edition, with a supplement, of Burke's encyclopedia of heraldry. Ref: 28937show full image..
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: 37661show full image..
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
[Bury St Edmunds:] A Concise Description of Bury Saint Edmund's, and its Environs, [...] London: Sold by Longman & Co., [...] 1827. 8vo., pp. iv  367 (i.e. 369)  + 27 plates. One marginal ink note (by R.M. H-H, see below), a few small pencil marks, some waterstaining and a touch of foxing to plates (and a few nearby leaves), a little browning and light spotting, still a good copy. Quarter tan cloth with pasteboard boards, edges untrimmed, rebacked with free endpapers renewed, new printed spine label, light wear to sides, a bit of soiling. Armorial bookplate of R.M. Harbord-Hamond and ownership inscription of Thomas Layton F.S.A. (1883) to upper pastedown. This copy once belonged to the antiquarian and collector Thomas Layton (1819-1911), whose collection is now split between the Museum of London and the Hounslow Library; it had in his lifetime filled his house and some 30 outbuildings. Later it came into the possession of Richard Morden Harbord-Hamond, 10th Baron Suffield (1865-1951), a Vice-Admiral in the Royal Navy, who has added a pen note at the mention of Robert Walpole, Esq., describing how some books of Walpole's wife and father-in-law came into his hands. Ref: 22742show full image..