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BALE (John) ILLUSTRIUM MAIORIS BRITANNIA Scriptorum; hoc est Angliæ, Cambriæ ac Scotia Summarium a Japheto ad annum domini 1548 (fine complete copy, with the leaves at the end, "Additio," sometimes wanting), large woodcut on title of the author presenting his book to Edward VI, and a smaller woodcut of the same subject, also a woodcut portrait of Wickliffe, FINE LARGE COPY, brown morocco extra, the sides tooled in blind and gold to an old pattern, g. e. by F. Bedford
4to. Excusum fuit Gippeswici in Anglia per Joannem Overton, anno 1548 *FIRST EDITION, and the FIRST BOOK PRINTED AT IPSWICH. WILLIAM CAMDEN'S (the antiquary) COPY, with his Autograph and MS. notes on the last leaf and on several margins.
EXTREMELY RARE AUTOGRAPH.
Bale (J.) Actes of English Votaries, comprehendynge their unchast practices and examples by all ages, from the worlde begynning to the yere of our Lord, a M. Learne herein good Reader to prove al Spirites, and to judge false myracles, etc. both parts, black letter, a few head-lines shaved, FINE COPY, brown levant morocco extra, g. e. 8vo. Imprinted at London by John Tysdale, dwellynge in Knyght Rydestrete nere to the Quenes Waredrop, anno 1560
BALLADS. A COLLECTION OF OLD BALLADS, collected from the best
BALZAC. LES ŒUVRES DIVERSES (sept ouvrages différens), 7 vol.
** THE RARE ELZEVIR EDITION.
Barbier (J.) The Famous Game of Chesse-play. Being a Princely exercise; wherein the Learner may profit more by reading of this small Book, then by playing of a thousand Mates. . . . Beautified with a three-fold Methode, viz. of the Chesse-men, of the Chesseplay, of the Chesse-lawes, curious woodcuts, brown morocco extra, g. e. fine copy, with the blank leaves at beginning and end
12mo. Printed at London for John Jackson, dwelling without Temple-Barre, 1640 *** FIRST EDITION of a rare little book in Prose and Verse, dedicated to Lady Lucy Countesse of Bedford. The earliest edition mentioned by Lowndes is dated 1672.
BARBOUR (John) THE ACTS AND LIFE OF THE MOST VICTORIOUS CONQUEROUR ROBERT BRUCE, KING OF SCOTLAND, wherein also are contained the Martiall deeds of the Valiant Princes, Edward Bruce, Sir J. Douglas, Earle Thomas Randel, Walter Stewart and sundry others, black letter, FINE COPY, two or three head-lines shaved, green levant morocco super extra, g. e. by F. Bedford narrow Svo EDINBURGH, printed by Andrew Anderson, and are to be sold at his House, on the north side of the Cross, Anno Dom. 1670 BARHAM (Rev. R. H.) INGOLDSBY LEGENDS, or Mirth and Marvels by T. Ingoldsby, Esq. 3 vol. complete, fine impressions of the plates by George Cruikshank, Leech, etc. blue levant morocco extra, g. t. UNCUT, by F. Bedford
8vo. First Series, Bentley, 1840; Second Series, ib. 1842; Third Series, ib. 1847 VERY FINE COPY, with the Preface containing view of "Tappington Hall from the Second Edition added at the end of Vol. I. BASILLE (Theodore, i.e. Thos. Becon) A CHRISTMAS BANKETTE, garnyshed with many pleasaunt and deynty dishes, newely prepared by Theodore Basille, black letter, title within woodcut border, and woodcut on colophon leaf at end of Christ preaching, the blank margin of several leaves repaired, otherwise fine copy, blue morocco extra, dentelle borders on the sides, g. e. by Mackenzie
sm. 8vo. Imprynted at London in Botulphe Lane at the signe of the Whyte Beare by me, John Mayler for Johne Gough, Anno Dñi, 1542 *** A VERY CURIOUS AND RARE VOLUME, no copy in the British Museum. It is dedicated to Sir Thomas Neville, and is written as a Dialogue between Philemon, the maker of the Bankette, Theophyle, Eusebius, and Christopher the gestes. Beaumont (Sir John) Bosworth-Field: with a Taste of the variety of other Poems left by Sir John Beaumont, deceased, set forth by his Sonne, and dedicated to the King . . . FINE COPY, red levant morocco extra, g.e. by F. Bedford sm. 8vo. Felix Kyngston, 1629 *** FIRST EDITION, quite complete, but as usual without pages 181-2, wanting in all copies. Contains commendatory Poems by Michael Drayton, Ben Jonson, Francis Beaumont, and others.
BECKFORD (W.) AN ARABIAN TALE from an unpublished Manuscript: with notes critical and explanatory, LARGE PAPER, BEAUTIFUL COPY, green levant morocco exra, g. e. by F. Bedford, EXTREMELY roy. 8vo. J. Johnson, 1786 *** FIRST EDITION OF VATHEK, with the leaf of Errata published without the consent of the author.
BECON (Thomas) THE POMAUNDER OF PRAYERS, "Pleasantly do I
A BEAUTIFUL LITTLE VOLUME (size 31⁄2§ in. by 2§ in.) woodcut portrait of the author on back of title.
33 BEHN (Mrs. Aphra) Poems upon Several Occasions with a Voyage to the Island of Love, FINE COPY, green levant morocco extra, g. e. by F. Bedford 8vo. Tonson, 1684 *** FIRST EDITION. Mr. Hazlitt in giving the collation of this volume, although he gives the "Island of Love" as mentioned on the title, entirely omits the collation which consists of pp. 1-128.
Bernard (Saint) A compedius & a moche fruytefull treatyse of well liuynge, cōtaynyng the hole sume and effect of al vertue, wrytten by S. Bernard & translated by Thomas Paynell, black letter, title within woodcut border, FINE COPY, brown morocco extra, g. e.
sm. 8vo. Imprinted at Lodo in Paules Church Yearde, at the syngne of the Maydens heede by Thomas Petyt, The Yeare of our Lorde God 1541
* AN EXTREMELY RARE EDITION, apparently unknown to all Bibliographers. Dedicated to "Lady Mary, doughter to our Soveraygne the King."
Beza (Theo.) Christian Meditations upon Eight Psalmes of the Prophet
C. Barker  *THIS RARE LITTLE VOLUME (3ğ in. by 24 in.) is dedicated to Lady Anne Bacon, wife of Sir Nicolas Bacon. It is dated from Thelveton, 31 May, 1582, and signed John Stubbe Sceva.
Holbein (H.) Emblems of Mortality, representing Death seizing all Ranks and Degrees of People, 50 woodcuts by Bewick, FIRST EDITION, large copy in cloth 8vo. T. Hodgson, 1789 **The wood-blocks and many copies of this book were destroyed by fire at Hodgson's warehouse.
Bible (The Holy) containing the Old Testament, Apocrypha, and the New Testament, newly translated out of the original tongues, and with the former diligently compared and revised by his Majesties special Commandment, appointed to be read in Churches, with leaf containing the Royal arms, the rare frontispiece of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Paradise, engraved title and printed title to the New Testament, VERY FINE COPY, in contemporary brown morocco, the back and sides covered with gold tooling, having in the centre the initials M. W. g. e.
8vo. EDINBURGH, printed by the Printers to the King's most excellent Maiestie, 1633
*** FIRST EDITION OF THE AUTHORIZED SCOTCH VERSION, EXTREMELY RARE, and one of the most difficult Bibles to find in good condition, copies seldom contain the Apocrypha. Bound at the end of the vol. will be found: THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, woodcut title, R. Barker, 1633; The whole Book of Psalmes collected into English Meeter by Sternhold, Hopkins and others, with apt notes to sing them withall, G. M. for the Stationers' Company, 1633,
the whole ruled throughout in red. This interesting volume,
Biblia Sacra. Quid in hac editione à Theologis Louvainensibus
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Catalogue of the Curious and Extensive Library of
Bibliography. Catalogue of the Library of George Hibbert, Esq.
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Bibliotheca Sunderlandiana. Sale Catalogue of the Extensive Library
Binding. MacKenzie (Joannes) Disputatio Juridica ad Tit. lib. XXXVIII Digest de Bonis Libertorum, elegantly bound in old morocco extra, richly tooled sides, wheel-pattern gilt fly-papers, g. e. a very fine and well preserved specimen of Scotch binding
4to. Edinbergi, 1771 Binding. La Bible, qvi est tovte la Saincte escritvre dv vieil et dv novveav Testament Tome I (Genese-Job), ruled, frontispiece, old French red morocco extra, the back and sides elaborately tooled all over to a most elegant design, g. e. IN BEAUTIFUL PRESERVATION
sm. 8vo. Se vend à Charenton par Pierre Des-Hayes, 1652