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[Baxter, Lucy E.] Leader, Scott, pseud.: The Cathedral Builders. The Story of a Great Masonic Guild. London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company, 1899. 8vo., pp. xiii, 435 + 83 illustrations. Red cloth, gilt with gilt design to upper board, top edge gilt, fore-edge uncut; spotting throughout, the odd pencil mark, mild discolouration to some plates, browning to title-page and endpapers, boards somewhat worn and soiled in places. Despite minor faults, a mostly clean and entirely firm copy. The Cathedral Builders ‘shows much original observation and research and, if its arguments are not always conclusive, the international scope of the work and its wealth of illustration render it a storehouse of information’ (ODNB).   Ref: 42182 
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Bayley, C.: An Entrance into the Sacred Language; Containing the necessary Rules of Hebrew Grammar in English: with the Original Text of several Chapters, select Verses, and useful Histories, Translated Verbatim and Analysed. Likewise some select pieces of Hebrew Poetry. The Whole Digested in so easy a Manner, that a Child of seven Years old may arrive at a c London: printed for the Author by R. Hindmarsh [...], 1782. 8vo., pp. [iv], xvi, [iv], 232. Bound without the 10-page list of subscribers and single-leaf advertisement found at rear of most library copies; Contents bound after Preface, rather than before as is usual. A few marginal pencil notes which have blurred and offset to the leaf opposite, occasional spots and smudges. Contemporary very dark green straight-grain calf, gilt spine, a.e.g., blue marbled endpapers, pink ribbon bookmark bound in. Rubbed, some chips to spine, joints, endcaps and corners worn, a few scratches. Very good overall. Ownership inscription, ‘Guil. M. Johnson, A.M.’, in an old hand to preliminary blank. Cornelius Bayley (1751–1812) first published this Hebrew grammar in 1778, and received the honorary degree of doctor of divinity from the University of Aberdeen for his efforts. His work as the first incumbent of St James's Church, Manchester drew a large congregation and his facility for Hebrew was greatly admired. A second edition of An Entrance into the Sacred Language appeared after Bayley’s death. ESTC T92130   Ref: 51737 
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Bayly, James: Four Churches in the Deanery of Buckrose, Restored or Built by the Late George Edmund Street, R.A. for Sir Tatton Sykes, Bart. London, printed by James Akerman, [1894]. Folio (380 x 280mm), pp. [viii], 15 + 21 plates (including illustrations and plans), further illustrations in the text. Slight smudges to preface margins, interleaved tissue paper discoloured. Red cloth, gilt. Spine sunned and worn, somewhat grubby, faded area to upper board and some small scrapes to lower board.   Ref: 42588 
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Bell, Adrian R.; Brooks, Chris; Dryburgh, Paul R.: The English Wool Market, c.1230-1327. Cambridge University Press, 2007. 8vo., pp. viii, 205. Cloth, dustwrapper. As new.   Ref: 34756 
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Bell, W.D.M.: The Wanderings of an Elephant Hunter. London: Neville Spearman & The Holland Press, 1958. Second edition. 8vo., pp. [x], 187, [i] + plates. Some illustrations in the text. Green cloth, gilt title to spine. Headcap a little creased, edges dusty but still very good overall. Dust-jacket spine toned, edges slightly creased, still very good. Pencilled ownership inscription of Pamela Wyndham to ffep. First edition published 1923.   Ref: 51631 
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Bellamy, J.G.: The Law of Treason in England in the Later Middle Ages. Cambridge University Press, 1970. 8vo., pp. xviii, 266. Cloth, gilt-lettered, edges dusted. Dust-jacket, browning to spine, shelf wear. Very good. Illegible ownership inscription in pencil to ffep. Cambridge Studies in English Legal History.   Ref: 50837 
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Bellori, Giovanni Pietro: Veterum Illustrium Philosophorum Poetarum Rhetorum et Oratorum Imagines Ex vetustis Nummis, Gemmis, Hermis, Marmoribus aliisque Antiquis Monumentis desumptæ. Romæ [Rome]: Apud Io. Iacobum de Rubeis ad templum S. Mariæ de Pace suis sumptibus, & cura, cum priu 1685. First edition, three parts in one. Folio, pp.[x], [ii], 20, [ii], 16, [ii], 15, [i] + frontispiece (bound after the title-page in this copy), 92 numbered plates plus portrait Asclepiades of Prusa (a.k.a. Asclepiades of Bithynia) at rear, which is missing in most copies . Separate engraved title-page to each part, some woodcut initials. A little light foxing mostly affecting text, faint stain to plate 70. Contemporary vellum, title nicely inked to spine in an old hand, edges coloured yellow. Vellum darkened and a little marked, upper board bowing slightly, remains of a small paper label to upper board, corners and endcaps a little worn. Blindstamp of Neatham Mill Library to rear free endpaper. A few pencilled booksellers notes to (slightly grubby) ffep. Bellori (c.1616-1696) made his name as an antiquarian, art theorist and biographer and served from 1670 until his death as Pope Clement X’s Commissioner of Antiquities of Rome. His most famous work, the essay ‘The Idea of the Painter, Sculptor and Architect’ is widely considered the definitive seventeenth-century statement of classical artistic theory. From 1680 onwards he worked for Queen Christine of Sweden during her exile in Rome, first of all helping her to assemble her collection of drawings and medals and then later as her librarian. Veterum Illustrium... reflects the central interest in archaeology that Bellori held towards the end of his life.   Ref: 51592 
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Ben-Amos, Ilana Krausman: Adolescence and Youth in Early Modern England. Yale University Press, 1994. 8vo., pp. xi, 335. Green cloth. Green dust-jacket, very light shelf wear. Near fine.   Ref: 46927 
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Berchtold, Leopold [Graf von]: An Essay to Direct and Extend the Inquiries of Patriotic Travellers; with further Observations on the Means of preserving the Life, Health, & Property of the unexperienced in their Journies by Land and Sea [...] Vol. I. London: printed for the author, and sold by Mr. Robinson, Mr. Debrett, Mr. Payne, Mr. Jeffery & Mr. 1789. Vol. I only. 8vo., pp. xxviii, 526 + engraved frontispiece and title-page, 5 plates of tables of which 3 are folding. Light occasional foxing. Contemporary marbled calf, neatly rebacked in a slightly lighter shade, red calf gilt spine label, corners repaired, edges sprinkled blue, hinges cloth-reinforced. A little rubbed but soundly repaired, very good. Recent bookplate of David John Holton to front paste-down. Ownership inscription of J. Miller in an old hand to ffep. Count Leopold Berchtold (1759-1809) spent 17 years travelling through Europe and Asia before producing this, his only book: ‘an overwhelmingly comprehensive apodemic programme, with practical reflections on travel followed by 2,443 questions intended to guide the traveller’s investigations’. (Orientations, Bracewell (2009), 73). Having vowed early in his life to dedicate himself to the alleviation of human suffering, Berchtold produced a great number of booklets on subjects such as the resuscitation of the apparently dead, a floating light invented to help the rescue of persons gone overboard, an emergency rudder that could be made from materials available on every ship and other similar topics, many of which are touched upon here.   Ref: 51719 
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Berington, Joseph: The History of the Reign of Henry the Second, and of Richard and John, his Sons; with the Events of the Period, from 1154 to 1216. In which the Character of Thomas a Becket is vindicated from the Attacks of George Lord Lytttelton. Basil: printed and sold by J.J. Tourneisen, 1793. 3 vols., 8vo., pp.xl, 304; vi, 312; vi, 279, [ixx]. A little sporadic foxing slightly heavier towards front and rear of each volume, occasional light ink spots. Slightly later half marbled calf, beige morocco gilt labels to spines, marbled paper-covered boards. Lightly rubbed, edges a bit worn, corners fraying but very good overall. Ownership inscription ‘Wulff’ to ffep each volume, the first dated December 1860. Also to ffep of the first volume, a note in an old but indecipherable hand. First published in 1790. ESTC N7467   Ref: 48525 
£180
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