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Box, Edgar, pseud. [Vidal, Gore]: Death in the Fifth Position; Death Before Bedtime; Death Likes it Hot. London: Heinemann, 1979. 3 vols. 8vo., pp.150; 161, [i]; 151, [i]. Orange, green and red cloth respectively, black titles to spines. Some endcaps a little creased, top edges dusty, very good overall. A little light shelf wear to dust-jackets, some edges a bit creased but again very good overall. 1979 reissues of the 1952-4 UK first editions. Originally published in the US in 1954, Death Likes it Hot was the last of Vidal’s Edgar Box novels. The pseudonym allowed him to earn a living while the controversy surrounding the publication of his 1948 novel The City and the Pillar died down.   Ref: 51643 
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Box, Edgar, pseud. [Vidal, Gore]: Death Likes It Hot. London: William Heinemann, 1955. First UK edition. 8vo., pp.[iv], 212. Black cloth, gilt title to spine. Patches of staining to fore-edge corners of free endpapers front and rear (possibly from metal clips?) transferring a little to half-title and final leaf, edges lightly toned, good. Dust-jacket price-clipped, spine creased, a little tattered at edges, still good. Small inkstamp of Tyrell’s Book Shop, Pacific Highway to front paste-down. Originally published in the US in 1954, Death Likes it Hot was the last of Vidal’s Edgar Box novels. The pseudonym allowed him to earn a living while the controversy surrounding the publication of his 1948 novel The City and the Pillar died down.   Ref: 51550 
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Brant, Sebastian: (Zeydel, Edwin H. trans.:) The Ship of Fools. Columbia University Press, 1944. First edition thus. 8vo., pp. viii, [ii], 399, [i]. Illustrations in the text. dark green cloth, gilt title to spine, top edge sprinkled blue. A little rubbed, edges a bit toned, very good. No dust-jacket. Translated into rhyming couplets with introduction and commentary by Edwin H. Zeydel. Reproduces the original woodcut illustrations. Number XXXVI of the Records of Civilization Sources and Studies series (Austin P. Evans, ed.).   Ref: 51638 
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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 
£24
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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 
£100
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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 
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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 
£35
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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 
£200
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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 
£35
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Burke, John: Encyclopaedia of Heraldry, Or General Armory of England, Scotland, and Ireland. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1851. 8vo. pp. xxvi, [1109] + 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: 28937  show full image..
£95
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