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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 
£30
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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 
£15
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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 
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[Bible] He Palaia Diatheke kata tous Ebdomekonta. Vetus Testamentum, Ex Versione Septuaginta Interpretum, Secumdum Exemplar Vaticanum Romae Editum. Accedit Potior Varietas Codicis Alexandri. Oxonii [Oxford]: e Typographico Academico, 1848. 3 vols. Small 8vo. (160 x 11mm), pp.[iv], 809, [i]; [ii], 1416; [ii], 2059, [i]. Text in Greek. A little toned, endpapers slightly foxed but generally bright and clean within. Contemporary dark brown morocco, gilt titles to spines, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Rubbed, corners bumped and a little worn, still very good. A chronology of ownership inscriptions to the front of each volume, from A. Staveley, 4th March 1881 to Roger Garth Hooper, 1925 to Peter A. Royle, September 1952.   Ref: 48713 
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[Bion and Moschus] Biõnos Kai Moschou: (Wakefield, Gilbert, ed.:) Opera. Ta Leipsana. Londini [London]: T. Bensley, 1795. Large paper copy. 8vo., pp. [viii], 33, 83 (with final advertisement leaf). Poems in Greek, with preface and notes in Latin. Occasional spotting, a little toning to edges of front and rear blanks. Tan sheep very lightly diced, gilt spine, centrepiece and dentelles, marbled edges and endpapers. Neatly rebacked and corners repaired. The name Gulielmus [William] M. Blencowe in gilt to upper board, and 'Honoris Causâ' similarly gilt to lower board. A large-paper copy of the bucolic poems of Bion and Moschus as edited by Gilbert Wakefield (1756-1801), now remembered largely for his position as a religious controversialist. Between 1792 and 1797, to earn his living following his resignation from the dissenting Hackney College, he produced a stream of remarkable classical editions, including this one, capped off with his 3-vol. Lucretius, earning him comparison with Porson as one of the greatest classical scholars of his day. However, the speed with which he worked and his less-painstaking approach introduced enough errors for his work to sometimes be dismissed as mere hackery, despite its occasional brilliance. ESTC: N32017   Ref: 45241 
£250
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Blake, Nicholas, pseud. [Day-Lewis, Cecil]: The Private Wound. London: published for the Crime Club by Collins, 1968. First edition. 8vo., pp. 223, [i]. Red cloth, gilt title to spine. Endcaps a little creased, top edge dusty, endpapers lightly split at inner hinges but absolutely sound, very good. Dust-jacket a bit toned, spine faded, 10mm tear to top edge but still very good. The last novel Day-Lewis published using his Nicholas Blake pseudonym.   Ref: 49533 
£20
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Block, Lawrence: Hit List. New York: HarperCollins, 2000. First edition. 8vo., pp. [viii], 296. Quarter black cloth, black boards, red-lettered spine. Top edge dusty but still a very good copy indeed. Dust-jacket a little shelf-worn, a few marks, very good. Author signed to title-page. The second of Block's five works featuring the hitman Keller.   Ref: 50459 
£20
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