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A good copy in paper covers. Small bookseller's label on front cover. Inscription on front cover of "T. Gladstone", probably Sir Thomas Gladstone who was an MP in 1835 and who was an elder brother of William Gladstone, who was to become Prime Minister. Pp.xxxi,196. The early pages are a very useful index. This act, which followed on from the great Reform Act of 1832, provided for town councillors to be elected by ratepayers and for councils to publish their financial accounts. Previously membership of some councils had been for life with vacancies filled by co-option.
Published : George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, London 1835, First Edition
Softback. 4ro. A two volume set in very good condition. Pp.cxxix,480. 310 plates. Many diagrams.
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London 1988, Reprint
Hardbacks. (6 1/4 inches x 4 inches) A good two volume set in full black leather bindings which show some rubbing to the spines and spine edges. Lettered in gilt and with five raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. Bookplate in each volume with Crown and motto "sans changer" which is the motto of the Earl of Derby. The two volumes are dated 1812 and 1813 respectively. Unpaginated. 48 full-page plates in each volume + engraved half-title + illustration in text at end. Moderate browning/foxing.
Published : W. Clarke et al, London 1813, First Edition
A good copy in green cloth elaborately decorated in gilt on spine (which gives the title as "Black's Picturesque Guide Through Wales"). 407pp + 48pp adverts. Endpaper maps. Frontispiece. 41of 42 illustrations (lacking the illustration at p.174).
Published : Adam & Charles Black, Edinburgh 1867,
Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Pp.x,85 + 112 pages of Black's Guide Book Advertiser which consists mainly of adverts. for hotels. Frontispiece, title page vignette and one other illustration. Folding map. Front endpapers map.
Published : Adam & Charles Black, Edinburgh 1879, Seventh Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's dark blue cloth with title in gilt on spine and embossed on front and rear boards.Supplementary Close Rolls, Welsh Rolls and Scutage Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office prepared under the superintendence of The Deputy Keeper of the Records A.D. 1277-1326. pp.ix. 552. This is a nice tight clean copy.
Published : H.M.S.O., London 1912, First Edition
A very good copy in a good dustwrapper with some darkening to the spine. Pp.xii,80 + 73 illustrations at end. Frontispiece. A collective exhibition of the silver of the Oxford colleges. The exhibition "may claim to be an exceptionally complete illustration of the history of the silversmiths' craft in England from medieval times until craftsmanship was debased and commercialized in the latter part of the nineteenth century".
Published : Oxford University Press 1928, First Edition
Four large folding maps/plans in a red box with gilt lettering together with the slip-on paper cover. The box (and plans) are in very good condition. The paper cover is a little marked but otherwise very good. This map volume is a companion to the RCHM Cambridge volumes.
Published : Royal Commission on Historical Monuments,
A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Approx. 500pp. Excerpts from "Annales Monastici", Flores Historiarum", "Matthaei Parisiensis Chronica Majora" and "Royal and Other Historical Letters Illustrative of the Reign of Henry 111". The text is in Latin with side-notes in English.
Published : Reprinted for the Board of the Faculty of Modern History University of Oxford 1963, First Edition Thus
A very good copy in a good dustwrapper wchich has a little wear and tear at the edges. Unpaginated - approx. 100 pages. Consists of photos of London landmarks on one side of each page with text relating to the landmarks on the opposite page.
Published : The Homeland Association, London 1934, Third Edition
Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth. Decorated spine and upper board. Spine darkened with some wear to ends and edges. Top edge gilt. Patterned end-papers. No ownership inscription. Pp.xvi,384. Numerous illustrations.
Published : Isaac Pitman & Son, London 1889, Illustrated Edition
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Bookplate and ownership inscriptions on front fixed end-paper. Pp.[x],152. Frontispiece and 12 illustrations. Scarce in first edition.
Published : Printed for Private Circulation 1885, First Edition
A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper of a guide book first published in 1847. New forward by John Wyatt. 248pp. Many illus and maps.
Published : Evans & Longley Associates, Dewsbury 1974,
4to. A very good copy in a rather chipped dustwrapper. Small ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xv + 30 plates including colour.
Published : Essex County Council 1947, First Edition
A very good copy in original blue cloth with gilt lettering. 249pp. Many illus. The book was written for the 97th annual meeting of the British Medical Association and includes much on education, hospitals, trade and commerce etc. in Manchester and Salford.
Published : George Falkner & Sons, Manchester 1929, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in light beige blind-decorated cloth which is lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated and lettered in gilt on the upper board. A clean copy with no ownership inscription and little foxing. Hinges sound. Light yellow end-papers. 96 pages. "With twenty illustrations drawn from the stuffed animals contributed by Herrmann Ploucquet of Stuttgart to the Great Exhibition" (including a folding frontispiece described as a "double plate.") The illustrations are uncoloured. With the exception of " Reynard the Fox" the sketches in the book were written to illustrate the drawings as the stuffed animals were, according to the preface, "one of the cleverest and most popular displays in the Great Exhibition." The book is now protected in a clear, removable, cover.
Published : David Bogue, London 1851, Second Edition
Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine and lettered and decorated in gilt on upper board. Moderate wear to boards. Small ex libris plate on front fixed end-paper. Pp.vii,336. 6 hand-coloured fashion plates. Black and white illustrations in text. The embroidery patterns and needlework designs (which I think came separately) are not present.
Published : S.O. Beeton, London 1861,
Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine and lettered and decorated in gilt on upper board. Moderate wear to spine. Small ex libris plate on front fixed end-paper. Pp.iv,284. Six hand-coloured fashion plates. Black and white illustrations in text. Lacks embroidery patterns and needlework designs which, (I think), came separately and have not been bound in. There should possibly also be a preface which is lacking. Contains the issues from November 1861 to April 1862.
Published : S.O. Beeton, London 1862,
A very good copy in white cloth lettered in black. In a plain white, chipped, wrapper with the words "With the Compliments of the Master and Fellows of Trinity College" printed on the front cover. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.iv,91. Frontispiece and one other illustration. Partly unopened. Hand-made paper.
Published : Printed Privately, Cambridge 1917, First Edition
Hardback. No. 905 of 1000 copies. A very good copy in yellow boards decorated in red and with red cloth spine. Much of the original glacine wrapper is still present. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.[vi],57 + one page adverts at end. 12 illustrations. The story of Louie Jermy and "some of the famous folk who were her associates" in Beckhythe in Norfolk, later known as Overstrand and dubbed "Poppyland" by a London journalist
Published : Gwen M. Parry, London 1936, First Edition
Hardbacks. A good, sound, ten volume set in the original full leather binding lettered on the spine in gilt on red title-pieces. The spines show moderate wear and volume 10 lacks the number on the spine. The following is written in ink at the head of the title page of the first volume: "From Mr. Canning's Library June 1828 JG". George Canning was Foreign Secretary, and briefly Prime Minister, of Britain. He died in 1827. "JG" was Sir John Gladstone, a Member of Parliament, Tory supporter of Canning, and father of the British Prime Minister, William Ewart Gladstone. Each volume bears the library plate of Fasque, the Scottish country home bought by Sir John Gladstone in 1829. Vol. I,pp viii.9-516 + Index. Vol.II,pp.[x],515-987 + Index. Vol.III,pp.viii,9-539 + Index. Vol. IV,pp.x,11-556 + Index. 3 maps. Vol.V,pp.viii,9-635 + Index and publisher's adverts. Map. Vol.VI,pp.viii,9-515 + Index. Vol.VII,pp.viii,9-416 + Index. Vol. VIII,pp.viii,9-510 + Index. Vol.IX,pp.viii,9-634 + Index and publisher's advert. Vol.X,pp.x, 1-536 (including Index). Includes "a correct translation of the debates and proceedings of the National Convention of France and an accurate survey of the politics and conduct of the neutral powers." "Gentlemen----will find this work contain a more full and accurate statement of the affairs of Europe, at this interesting moment, than any other publication whatever. It is the only work now printing that is entirely devoted to the plan of a Repository of Public Events." Photographs on request.
Published : J. S. Jordan, London, First Edition
Hardback. Folio. A good copy in a half-leather binding. This is the 1919/1920 edition which is stated to be the fiftieth year of issue. The main part of the book consists of a list of 5,800 private firms and limited companies in the area covered. There is a "remarks" column for each business, followed by columns for "General Standing", "Monetary Standing", "Trade Extent" and "Mercantile Credit". There is also an Appendix dealing with "Changes, Amalgamations, New Firms etc" and a number of pages dealing with "Dissolutions of Partnership". A fascinating trade directory for anyone interested in Yorkshire immediately after the First World War.
Published : Seyd & Co. Ltd., London 1919,
Softback. A very good copy. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.viii,392. Illustrated. A study of the work of the British police force during the Second World War.
Published : Cranborne Publications, Maidstone 1994, First Edition
Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a removable sleeve. Inscribed presentation copy from the author to a friend. 613 pages. 119 black and white plates. Distribution maps. End-paper maps. Described as the first major study for thirty years of the avifauna of the old county of Yorkshire.
Published : Croom Helm, London 1986, First Edition
Illustrated by Geoffrey Cowton.
Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 163 pages. A collection of thirteen famous stories from the Yorkshire Dales.
Published : Allanwood Books, Pudsey West Yorkshire 1986, First Edition
A very good copy in a good if somewhat soiled dustwrapper which is a little torn and chipped. 88 pages. Remarks on the nature and significance of "howlers" and a humorous retelling of the history of England "from these neglected documentary sources".
Published : George G. Harrap, London 1930, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. A good plus copy in brown cloth decorated in black on upper board and lettered in gilt on spine. Bookplate. Some edge and end-paper foxing. 288 pages. Frontispiece. Errata slip. Originally appeared as a series of Articles in the Hackney Mercury.
Published : A. T. Roberts, Son & Co, Hackney 1893, First Edition
Hardback. A good copy in brown cloth lettered in black. Some wear to spine ends and board edges. Pp.111,,156. 6 maps. An attempt to prove that "we, the British Nation, are of the favoured stock of Abraham, the "Friend of God" - none other, indeed, than the "Lost Tribes" of Israel".
Published : R. Folkard & Son, London 1892, Third Edition
Hardback. A good copy in the original boards. Lacks paper title label on spine. Smallish library label at foot of front board but no internal markings. Pp.xii,213. Partly unopened. Covers period from 1572 to 1699 according to title page but there are entries to 1785.
Published : Staffordshire Parish Registers Society 1922, First Edition
Hardback. A very good, bright copy in grey cloth with attractively decorated spine. In a good dustwrapper which has a few smallish chips and tears. Gift inscription on front free end-paper. Some end-paper foxing but generally clean internally. 109 pages. 12 tissue-guarded plates and other tinted and black and white illustrations. Decorated end-papers.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1923, First Edition
A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. Pp.xii,182. Frontispiece map and 38 illustrations.
Published : Terence Dalton Ltd, Lavenham, Suffolk 1981, First Edition
Hardback. Nd. c. 1918. A very good copy in dark greyish/green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and in white on the upper board. 96 pages + xxiiipp adverts. 4 plates + illustrations in the text. Folding map of the country around Torquay and street plan of Torquay loosely inserted. This is no. 57 of the Homeland Handbooks.
Published : The Homeland Association Ltd, London,
A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 268pp. Frontispiece and 6 illustrations. First published in 1899 the book tells of Border battles, saints, gipsy life etc.
Published : S. R. Publishers Ltd. 1970, Reprint
Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Ownership inscription. 269 pages + adverts. Illustrated. Chapters on "Old English Wedding Sermons", "Burials Without Coffins", "Outrageois Conduct in Church", "Churches in War-Time" etc.
Published : William Andrews & Co, London 1900, First Edition
A good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt. Fading to spine (and spine lettering). Black end-papers. Ownership inscription. Pp.xii,170. Many illustrations. Chapters on "Old Time Restaurants", "The Coffee-Houses", "Some Old London Swells", "Old London Museums" and "Old London Characters".
Published : Elliot Stock, London 1903, First Edition
A very good copy in a near vg dustwrapper which has one half inch closed tear and a little wear at top of spine. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 352pp. Many illustrations.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1969, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. 352 pages. Numerous illustrations. A volume in "The Industrial Archaeology of the British Isles series.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1969, First Edition
Hardback. A good copy in green cloth which is darkened on the spine. Top edge gilt. Pp.xiii,357 + adverts. Frontispiece and 58 illustrations.
Published : Bemrose & Sons, London 1908, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. A near very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. Moderate (damp?) fading towards the top of upper and lower board not affecting the spine and not affecting the book internally. Ownership inscriptions on title page. 520 pages. Facsimile signatures, portraits, maps and plans, and pictures of residences. Loose insertions include a short, hand-written letter by the author, an eight page prospectus for the book and a sheet of typed appreciations of the book.
Published : Published By the Author, Northwood, Middlesex 1933, First Edition
Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. A moderate amount of fading to the boards. Smallish ownership label on front fixed end-paper otherwise a nice copy internally. Pp.xix,332. 22 illustrations including fold-out plan.
Published : Macmillan, London 1894, First Edition
A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which shows a few signs of wear at the edges. Pp.vi,243. Described as "the first full-length study of a Celtic language from the standpoint of modern linguistic theory".
Published : Cambridge University Press 1976, First Edition
A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Presentation copy from the Corporation of the City of London to an MP. 206 pages. Illustrated.
Published : Simpkin Marshall Hamilton Kent &co, London 1899, Second Edition
Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Pp.xiv,80 + 37 plates at end.
Published : Oxford University Press for the British Academy 1983, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows a little wear to spine ends. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xxvi,610. Some pencil marginalia to first two chapters only. 16 pages of plates. Illustrations in text. Traces the history, customs etc of the order of serjeants at law and contains a list of all known members of the order including short biographies and dates of death where known.
Published : Selden Society, London 1984, First Edition
Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Pasted to front end-paper is a printed card of best wishes from the council and mayor of Torfaen. 324 pages. Many illustrations. A history of the County Borough of Torfaen in Wales.
Published : Blorenge Books, Abergavenny 1999, First Edition
Hardback. Large 4to. A very good two volume set. A little wear to spine ends. Browning to end-papers. Presentation slip from the author's executors tipped-in. Smallish piece missing from blank front end-paper of first volume. Some foxing to a few early/late pages but otherwise clean. Pp.xx,360; xii,368. Maps and illustrations as listed. [Please note that these two heavy volumes will require extra postage].
Published : James Parker & Co, Oxford and London 1901, First Edition
Hardback. A good copy in dark red cloth. A little wear to spine ends. 140 pages. Includes the first 12 issues of the periodical which aimed to "become a receptacle for those scraps of information relating to local history which at present are bandied about as mere "waifs and strays" and may, unless secured, be ere long lost to us for ever".
Published : W. Kent & Co, London 1853, First Edition Thus
Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.[x],74. Map, and other, illustrations, many folding.
Published : The Book House, Loughborough and De Elarge Syston 1972, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in light green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Spine dulled. Bookplate. Some edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.vii,264 including six page list of subscribers. Partly unopened. Catherine Hutton lived from 1756 to 1846 and was an English novelist and letter-writer who correponded with Charles Dickens, Edward Bulmer-Lytton and others.
Published : Cornish Brothers, Birmingham 1895, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in light green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Spine darkened. Bookplate of a member of the Ryland family. Pp.ix,[i],175 + 4 page list of subscribers. Folding map frontispiece + 4 illustrations.
Published : Cornish Brothers, Birmingham 1889, First Edition
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