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
Böll, Heinrich: (Vennewitz, Leila, trans.:) The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, or: How Violence Develops and Where It Can Lead New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1975. First US edition. 8vo., pp. 140, [iv]. Black cloth, gilt title to spine, red and gilt title label to upper board, top edge red, near fine. A little very light shelf wear to dust-jacket, but near fine. Originally published in German as Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum, oder: Wie Gevalt Entstehen und Wohin Sie Führen Kann by Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne, 1974. Ref: 51647
Caesar, Gaius Julius: (Orsini, Fulvio, ed.:) [Opera Omnia] Rerum Ab Se Gestarum Commentarii. Quae hoc volumine continentur, & quid huic editioni accesserit, sequens pagella indicabit. Lugduni [Lyon]: (Jacques Roussin), 1626. 12mo., pp. (xxxii), 879, (lxxvii) + 2 fold-out woodcut maps. Three further woodcut illustrations to text, occasional headpieces, printer's device to title page. Foxed and sporadically toned with pp. 481-518 being particularly affected, paper flaw to p.529 resulting in hole to roughly three lines of text each side, another paper flaw to p.69 not affecting text. Contemporary semi-limp vellum, yapp fore-edges, blind ruled spine and borders, ink title to spine, faint ink ownership inscription in an old hand to upper board. A little darkened, stain to upper board, ties lost. Ownership inscription to front of upper board, ‘ Ex Libris Christopher Sonnenberg’ followed by a few further illegible words. Remains of erased pencil notes to f.f.e.p. Likely a licenced, or perhaps pirated, copy of the early Aldine edition, and a rare printing. Not found on COPAC and apparently unseen by either Dibdin or Schweiger, Worldcat has two records for the edition but neither seem to be associated with any actual physical holdings.
Cardwell, Edward (ed.); Cranmer, Thomas. The Reformation of the Ecclesiastical Laws as Attempted in the Reigns of King Henry VIII, King Edward VI and Queen Elizabeth. Oxford University Press, 1850. 8vo., pp. lviii, 344, 36. Final 36 pages comprise a Clarendon Press publisher’s list. Some pages unopened at top edge. Very occasional pencil underlining. Brown cloth, worn paper labels to spine, endcaps worn and frayed, sunned, corners bumped. Hinges cracked, some foxing to r.f.e.p.. Engraved bookplate to front paste-down with added ownership inscription of P.A. Slack and some pencil notations. ‘A new edition’ with an introduction in English and the original text of 1571 in Latin. Ref: 41525show full image..
Carlyle, R.W. & Carlyle, A.J.: A History of Mediaeval Political Theory in the West. Vol. I: The Second Century to the Ninth; Vol. II: The Political Theory of the Roman Lawyers and the Cnonists [...]; Vol. III: Political Theory from the Tenth Century to the Thirteenth; Vol. IV: The Theories of the Relation of the Empire [...]; Vol. V Edinburgh: William Blackwood & Sons Ltd., 1936. 6 vols. 8vo., pp. xvii, 314; xix, 274; xvii, 201; xxiii, 419; xx, 494; xxv, 551. Red cloth, spines unevenly sunned, lettering in black to spine of volume IV, others in gilt. Rubbing to extremities, corner-tips bumped to vols. I, III & IV, slight shelf wear to cloth. Ref: 35130
Carlyle, Thomas: The Letters and Speeches of Oliver Cromwell. London: Methuen and Co., 1904. 3 vols., 8vo., pp. lxii, 523; xii, 557; xiii, 604. Title pages in red and black. Very light intermittent foxing. Green cloth, gilt. Spines sunned, head- and tail caps creased with small tears to vol. II. Tail edges uncut and foxed, dusting to head edge. Very good. Gift inscription to Sybil A. Lucas from Mr Claude Montefiore, Feb. 8th 1911 to f.f.e.p. vol. I. Ownership inscription of P.A. Slack, March 1973 in pencil to f.f.e.p. of each volume. The inscription notes that this set was a gift to Ms Lucas from the scholar and founder of Liberal Judaism Claude Montefiore (1858–1938), though we do not believe the handwriting to be his. His sister Alice married into the Lucas family, so Sybil was perhaps a relative of hers. Ref: 41708