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
Brooks, Eric St John: The Irish Cartularies of Llanthony Prima & Secunda. Dublin: Staionery Office, 1953. 8vo., pp. xxxii, 345. Cloth, gilt-lettered, spine sunned and slightly cocked, fabric lifting just slightly at upper top corner, toning to free endpapers, edges lightly dusted, very good. No dust-jacket. Price stamp to front paste-down. Irish Manuscripts Commision. Ref: 50500
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
Burchill, Julie and Parsons, Tony: “The Boy Looked at Johnny”, The Obituary of Rock and Roll. London: Pluto Press, 1982. Third impression, original paperback first edition. 8vo., pp.96. Illustrated card covers. Spine a little faded, some slight smudgy marks to white rear cover, very good. First published 1978, second impression 1980, this third impression 1982. Ref: 51646
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..
Burnet, Gilbert: An Exhortation to Peace and Union. A Sermon at St Lawrence-Jury, at the Election of Lord Mayor of London, on the 29th of September, 1681. London: Printed for Richard Chiswell. 1681. Sm. 4to., pp. [iv], 35, [i]. First and last leaves a bit soiled, faint dampmark to upper corner. Recent quarter calf by Chris Weston, paste paper boards, red morocco label lettered vertically. Contemporary - but not Burnet's - ink inscription "Dr Burnet / Hoc facio de charitate et spiritus / tenuis & stylo facili" [This I make out of charity with a humble (or modest) spirit and easy pen]. A remarkable sermon preached at the request of the retiring Lord Mayor, Patience Ward, upon the election of John Moore - the high level of partisan conflict created the unusual circumstance of an election for the post - arguing for Protestant unity against a common enemy, Catholicism. ESTC R20821. Ref: 36016
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..
Butler, William: Danish Gambit. London: Peter Owen, 1966. First edition. 8vo., pp. 167, [i]. 8vo., pp. 167, [i]. Edges slightly foxed but clean and bright within. Brown cloth, gilt title to spine. Tiny mark to front paste-down, near fine. Dust-jacket a little toned but only visible to verso, a little shelf-wear but very good. Ref: 49525