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Belloc Hilaire - Mrs. Markham's New History of England Being an Introduction for Young People to the Current History & Institutions of Our Time

Hardback. Small 4to. A very good copy in light blue cloth with paper title labels to spine and upper board. In a fair to good dustwrapper which has a few edge chips/tears. Some browning to end-papers and lengthy pencilled inscription on front free end-paper otherwise a clean copy internally. 109 pages. Wood engraved frontispiece and upper board label. by Hester Sainsbury. A humorous history of England.
Published : The Cayme Press, Kensington 1926, First Edition
£28.00

Belloc Hilaire - The Stane Street a Monograph

Illustrated by William Hyde.
A very good copy. Lower board tips a little bumped. Bookplate. Some fore-edge foxing. Pp.x,304. Many illustrations and maps (including folding map at rear). The story of the Roman road from Chichester to London.
Published : Constable & Co., London 1913, First Edition
£14.00

Bennett Michael - The Battle of Bosworth

Nd. c. 1993. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper. 197pp. 75 illus. 3 maps. Originally published in 1985 to mark the 500th anniversary of the battle.
Published : Alan Sutton, Stroud, Reprint
£6.00

Billings Robert William - Architectural Antiquities of the County of Durham

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. One small damp stain at foot of lower board. 64pp + 64 engravings. First published in 1846.
Published : Frank Graham, Newcastle Upon Tyne 1974, Reprint
£12.00

Bingley Rev. W. - North Wales Delineated from Two Excursions Through All the Interesting Parts of That Highly Beautiful and Romantic Country, and Intended as a Guide to Future Tourists

Hardback. A good copy in a half leather binding with marbled boards. Gilt faded on spine lettering. Some scuffing to boards. No ownership inscription. About 18 pages affected by a larger than usual brown foxing spot. Pp.xxiv,532. Folding map. Frontispiece (quite badly foxed) and one other plate.
Published : Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London 1814, Second Edition
£65.00

Birbeck, Thomas T. - Sword and Ploughshare: The Story of the De Bohuns and Caldicot

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a few small edge tears and an edge chip. Signed by the author on the front end-paper. A nice clean copy with no other inscription or marking. Pp.ix,180. Illustrations. Maps. The history of the village of Caldicot and a record of the family of De Bohun who, for about 200 years were lords of the manor there. This edition was limited to 600 copies.
Published : The Chepstow Society, Chepstow 1973, First Edition
£40.00

Blomefield Francis - An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, Containing a Description of the Towns, Villages and Hamlets with the Foundations of Monasteries, Churches, Chapels, Chantries, and Other Religious Buildings

Hardbacks. Vols. 1-10 (of 11). Published between 1805 and 1809. Uniformly bound in a half-leather binding with marbled boards and end-papers. Bookplate in each volume. A good to very good set internally. Externally poor to good with a couple of volumes having detached boards/spines and others with torn/ chipped spines. Lacks the plan of the city of Norwich in volume 3; the monument of Edmund Hobart in volume 4; the plan of King's Lynn in volume 8; and the map of marshland in volume 9. All other plates present and all pedigrees present. A little, mainly end-paper, foxing but generally quite a clean set.
Published : William Miller, London,
£680.00

Blomfield J. C. - History of Middleton and Somerton

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy of what may originally have been a paper-covered publication but which has been bound in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Blindstamp of previous owner. 160 pages. An old portrait of Sir Thos. Middleton has been loosely laid in. A history of two Oxfordshire parishes. Uncommon.
Published : J. W. Arrowsmith, Bristol 1888, First Edition
£30.00

Bloom, J. Harvey - English Tracts, Pamphlets and Printed Sheets: A Bibliography Vol.II (Early Period) 1473-1650. Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. A little edge foxing. Pp.xxviii,459. Frontispiece and six illustrations. The book "brings together for the first time the various editions of the tracts, pamphlets and printed sheets concerning" the counties covered. The book is now protected in a clear removable cover.
Published : Wallace Gandy, London 1923, First Edition
£40.00

Bolam C. G. et al - The English Presbyterians from Elizabethan Puritanism to Moden Unitarianism

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 297 pages + publisher's adverts. Frontispiece.
Published : George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London 1968, First Edition
£18.00

Boyce Anne Ogden - Records of a Quaker Family: The Richardsons of Cleveland

Hardback. 4to. A near very good copy in green cloth with paper title label lettered in black. A little foxing. Largely unopened. Pp.xii,298,xxii,3. "With portraits of Isobel Casson and one of her sisters, Jonathan Proestman and John Richardson Procter." This book was published in two editions, one containing nine pedigree tables and an index to the marriages contained in them and one without. This copy is without the pedigree tables. It does have an alphabetical list of marriages and "Corrections and Additions to the Marriage Index."
Published : West, Newman & Co, London 1889, First Edition
£30.00

Boyne William - The Yorkshire Library

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is clean, complete and untorn. A nice copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.vi,304. Illustrated. First published in 1869 this book lists in detail over 550 books, pamphlets and tracts, 28 maps and plans and over 800 prints of views and portraits all relating to Yorkshire.
Published : N.T. Leslie (Rare Books) 1974, Reprint
£9.00

Bradley Tom - Yorkshire Rivers No. 2 the Nidd

Hardback. A good copy in light blue paper-covered boards with dark blue spine and lettering. Front hinges a little loose. 37 pages + 5pp adverts. The fold-out map of the River Nidd has a tear at the foot not affecting the actual map.
Published : The Yorkshire Post, Leeds 1890, Second Edition
£20.00

Brittain F. - South Mymms the Story of a Parish

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Slight fading to spine but lettering clear. Gift inscription which appears to be from author. A little edge foxing but clean internally. Pp.xvi,176. 18 illustrations. Map end-papers. The story of a Middlesex parish.
Published : W. Heffer & Sons, Cambridge 1931, First Edition
£12.00

Brittain F. and Playford H.B. - The Jesus College Boat Club Cambridge

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A little spotted on lower board. No ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.xv,298. 20 illustrations + folding chart at end and end-paper maps. This is a history of the club from its foundation together with detailed records of the Club's racing activiities from 1886. There are also several tables containing information about Cambridge rowing which is not collected elsewhere. Remains of dustwrapper loosely inserted.
Published : W. Heffer & Sons, Cambridge 1928, First Edition
£40.00

Brooke, Christopher J. - Safe Sanctuaries: Security and Defence in Anglo-Scottish Border Churches, 1290-1690

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xix,(i),408. 174 figures. 7 maps. "This book examines the archaeology and history of the fortified churches which form a remarkable and unique feature of the Anglo-Scottish border."
Published : John Donald Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh 2000, First Edition
£23.00

Brooks Clive and Boyd-Smith Peter - A History of Southampton in Picture Postcards

Oblong 4to. A fine copy in a fine price-clipped dustwrapper. 88pp. More than 250 illustrations including colour.
Published : Ensign Publications, Southampton 1989, First Edition
£8.00

Bryant Sir Arthur (preface) - Country Like This: A Book of the Vale of Aylesbury

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Signed on the title page by Sir Arthur Bryant, who wrote the preface, and with an ownership inscription which appears to be of Julian S. Huxley on the half-title. (Unfortunately the "Huxley" is smudged and the signature may or may not be that of the famous evolutionary biologist). 160 pages. Numerous photographic illustrations. Cover illustration from an oil painting by Rex Whistler. Described as "a rich miscellany of personal memoirs, contemporary accounts, verse, humorous narrative, legends and historical notes---."
Published : The Friends of the Vale of Aylesbury 1972, First Edition
£10.00

Buck, Anne - Thomas Lester : His Lace and the East Midlands Industry 1820-1905

Hardback. 4to. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which shows some fading. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.x,108. Frontispiece and 54 illustrations. A study of the hand-made lace industry in the east Midlands in the 19th century and of Thomas Lester a key figure in the industry.
Published : Ruth Bean 1981, First Edition
£7.00

Buckrose, J. E. - War-Time in Our Street: The Story of Some Companies Behind the Firing Line

Hardback. A very good copy in light grey cloth lettered in black and decorated on the upper board. Some edge foxing but no ownership inscription and largely clean internally. 158 pages. A fictionalised account of life in Britain during the First World War.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1917, First Edition
£20.00

Burn, John Southerden - Registrum Ecclesiae Parochialis : The History of Parish Registers in England: Also of the Registers of Scotland, Ireland, the East and West Indies, the Dissenters, and the Episcopal Chapels in and about London, with Observations on Bishops' Transcripts, a

Hardback. Cloth. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.viii,296. First published in 1829 this is a reprint of the revised and enlarged second edition of 1862.
Published : EP Publishing Ltd. 1976, Reprint
£25.00

Burt Roger (editor) - Cornish Mining Essays on the Organisation of Cornish Mines and the Cornish Mining Economy

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is a little worn on spine but which is complete and untorn. 210pp. This is "a selection of the most important 19th century accounts of the organisation of Cornish mines and the Cornish mining economy".
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1969, First Edition
£8.00

Campbell-Smith, Duncan - Masters of the Post : The Authorized History of the Royal Mail

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xxx,849. 32 plates. 23 illustrations. 9 maps. Described as "the first complete history of the Royal Mail up to the present day, based on its comprehensive archives."
Published : Allen Lane, London 2011, First Edition
£12.00

Caroe W.D. - King's Hostel Trinity College Cambridge with Plans and Illustrations an Examination of the History of King's Hall with Special Reference to the Ancient Buildings Recently Disclosed

4to. A very good copy in blue cloth with a white vellum spine lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. A clean copy with no ownership inscription and very little foxing. 38 pages. Frontispiece and 26 illustrations in text. 12 plans at end, some double-page and some coloured. This was a paper read before the Cambridge Archaeological Society on march 2nd 1908 amplified by numerous additions and extracts from the King's Hall account books.
Published : Printed for the Master and Fellows of Trinity College 1909, First Edition
£30.00

Chambers C. Gore - Bedfordshire

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth boards lettered in black. In a good dustwrapper which shows some edge wear and tear. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.x,195. Numerous illustrations. Four maps including end-paper maps. A volume in the Cambridge County Geographies series.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1917, First Edition
£20.00

Chancellor Valerie E. (Editor) - Master and Artisan in Victorian England the Diary of William Andrews and the Autobiography of Joseph Gutteridge

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is showing a little wear at the edges. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.vii,238. This diary and autobiography are both valuable source material for the industrial and social life of Victorian England.
Published : Evelyn Adams & Mackay, London 1969, First Edition
£9.00

Chancellor, E. Beresford - Life in Regency and Early Victorian Times : An Account of the Days of Brummell and D'Orsay 1800 to 1850

Hardback. A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt in a good plus dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Some rubbing to bottom edge. Some foxing to half-title and title pages but generally clean internally. Pp.ix,130 + 32 page publisher's catalogue. 80 plates including coloured frontispiece. A contribution to English social history of the first half of the 19th century.
Published : B.T. Batsford Ltd., London 1933, New Issue
£20.00

Chitnis, Anand C. - The Scottish Enlightenment and Early Victorian English Society

Hardback. A very good ccopy in a very good dustwrapper. Red lettering on dustwrapper spine is faded but readable. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 201 pages.
Published : Croom Helm, London 1986, First Edition
£10.00

Chitty, Jean - The River Is Within Us : A Maritime History of Lymington

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Pp.vi,250. Illustrated. Lymington's maritime history from pre-Roman times to the 1980's.
Published : Belhaven, Lymington, Hampshire 1983, First Edition
£12.00

Clark, Andrew - Wallsend Shipyards

Softback. A very good copy. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. 128 pages. Numerous illustrations. A collection of stories and photographs paying tribute to the men and women who worked in the shipyards around Wallsend.
Published : The People's History, Seaham, Co. Durham 1999, First Edition
£8.00

Clarke, Richard (Edited By Sir Alec Cairncross) - Anglo-American Collaboration in War and Peace, 1942-1949

Hardback. A very good copy in a complete and untorn dustwrapper which shows some fading to the spine but with the lettering still clear. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xxiii,215. Described as "a highly readable and perceptive account --- of the dilemmas of policy facing the British Government, in its collaboration with the United States, from Lend-Lease to the Marshall Plan".
Published : Oxford University Press 1981, First Edition
£30.00

Clough Robert T. - The Lead Smelting Mills of the Yorkshire dales - Their Architectural Character Construction and Place in the European Tradition

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has smallish edge tears. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xxiv,188. 69 illustrations. 48 figures. The book "is virtually an economic and social history of the English lead mining and smelting industries as it applies to this northern area, and with its great wealth of detail will be sought by all interested in the history of mettalurgy and mining." This is no.42 of 1000 copies signed by the author. Loosely enclosed is correspondence between the author and one of the subscribers to the book including three signed manuscript letters from the author.
Published : Published By the Author 1962, First Edition
£34.00

Cobley Fred - On Foot Through Wharfedale

A good copy in original brown decorated cloth with bevelled edges. A little wear at spine ends. 302pp. 9 illus. and folding map. One illus. damaged. Descriptive and historical notes of the towns and villages of Upper and Lower Wharfedale.
Published : William Walker & Sons, First Edition
£28.00

Croston James - On Foot Through the Peak: Or a Summer Saunter Among the Hills and Dales of Derbyshire

Nd. but appears to be the third edition of 1876. A near vg copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Previous ownership inscriptions on title page. 429pp. 31 illustrations. Folding map. Written as a useful companion to the visitor to the Peak District of Derbyshire.
Published : John Heywood, Manchester, New Edition
£20.00

Cummings Alfred Hayman - The Churches and Antiquities of Cury and Gunwalloe in the Lizard District, Including Local Traditions

Hardback. A good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. Tears in cloth at spine ends. Gift inscription. Pp.xvi,262. Photographic and other illustrations. Chapters on wrecks, the old Cornish language, the supernatural, traditions and old customs etc.
Published : E. Marlborough & Co, London 1875, First Edition
£40.00

Cundall H.M. - Bygone Richmond

A very good copy in light grey boards with a white cloth spine. Pp.xvi,100. 46 plates.
Published : John Lane The Bodley Head, London 1925, First Edition
£9.00

Dale Antony - Fashionable Brighton 1820-1860

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has a little wear at the spine ends. Ownership inscription. 192pp. 91 plates. This edition is revised and has new illustrations.
Published : Oriel Press 1967, Second Edition
£20.00

Davies E.T. - An Ecclesiastical History of Monmouthshire Part 1 Down to the Beginnings of the Reformation

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper. This is a presentation copy from the author. 146pp. 3 maps.
Published : Starsons(Publishers) Ltd. 1953, First Edition
£5.00

Davies G. Christopher - The Handbook to the Rivers and Broads of Norfolk and Suffolk

Hardback. A good copy in dark brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Bookplate. Little foxing. 173 pages + adverts. Frontispiece and 38 illustrations. Lacks map in rear pocket.
Published : Jarrold & Sons, London 1890, Fifteenth Edition Revised and Enlarged
£15.00

Davies Hunter - A Walk Around the Lakes

A very good copy in a very good price-clipped dustwrapper. Previous owner's name on half-title. 339pp. 21 illus. This is part travel, part literature, part social observation, part guidebook.
Published : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London 1979, First Edition
£5.00

Davies, Rev. D. P. - A New Historical and Descriptive View of Derbyshire, from the Remotest Period to the present Time

Hardback. A good copy in a full leather binding. Lacks spine label. Spine a little chipped at edge. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Pp.viii[1],717 + 12pp index. Hand-coloured folding map of Derbyshire. . Two plates. Title page vignette.
Published : S. Mason, Belper 1811, First Edition
£150.00

Dawson, W. Harbutt - History of Skipton (W.R. Yorks)

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has one closed edge tear and which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Gift inscription on front end-paper. This is no. 464 of a limited edition of 500 copies. Pp.ix,[3],408. 18 illustrations. This is a facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1882.
Published : E. J. Morten and the Craven Herald 1972, Reprint
£20.00

Day Harold A.E. - East Anglian Painters [3 Vol. Set Complete]

Hardbacks. 4to. A very good three volume set. Vols. 2 & 3 are first editions (1968 and 1969) each limited to 1000 copies. Vol. 1 is the 1971 second edition. Each vol. has the previous owner's ex libris plate and sellotape traces to the end-papers. otherwise a nice clean set with numewrous illustrations. The second edition of Vol. 1 has a number of changed plates, numerous additions to the "Notes on Further Painters" and a catalogue of the "Rope Papers." [Please note this heavy set will require additional postage].
Published : Eastbourne Fine Art,
£38.00

Dayes Edward - A Picturesque Tour Through the Principal Parts of Yorkshire and Derbyshire; By the Late Mr. Edward Dayes: With Illustrative Notes By Edward Wedlake Brayley, F.S.A.

Hardback. A near very good copy in a half leather binding with marbled boards. Five raised bands on spine. No ownership inscription. Some foxing to a few early pages. Pp.viii,204. 14 engravings including frontispiece and vignette title page. "The excursion which forms the subject of the ensuing pages was undertaken in the Autumn of 1803: its principal object was to contemplate the romantic character of Dove-Dale; and to inspect and to make drawings of the principal features in the sublime and picturesque scenery of the North and West Ridings of Yorkshire." This edition has been revised and has many additional Notes and a few additional plates.
Published : John Nichols and Son, London 1825, Second Edition
£120.00

Dayes Edward - A Picturesque Tour Through the Principal Parts of Yorkshire and Derbyshire; By the Late Mr. Edward Dayes: With Illustrative Notes By Edward Wedlake Brayley, F.S.A.

Hardback. A good copy in a half-leather binding lettered in gilt on spine and with five raised bands on spine. Wear to spine ends and board tips. All edges gilt. Marbled end-papers. Ex-library copy but not too badly marked. Pp.viii,204. 14 engravings.
Published : John Nichols and Son, London 1825, Second Edition
£60.00

Defoe Daniel (Edited By George A. Aitken) - A Journal of the Plague Year Written By a Citizen Who Continued All the While in London

Illustrated by J. B. Yeats.
Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine. The spine is faded and there is some marking to the boards. Top edge gilt. Bookplate. Pp.xiii,303. 3 illustrations by J. B. Yeats.
Published : J .M. Dent & Co, London 1895, First Edition Thus
£12.00

Derby, Edward Henry, Earl of - Speeches and Addresses on Political and Social Questions 1870-1891

A good copy in a quarter leather binding which shows a little wear to the spine. Marbled end-papers. Gift inscription. Pp.x,513.
Published : 1893, First Edition
£15.00

Dick Stewart - The Cottage Homes of England

Illustrated by Helen Allingham.
Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine and upper board and with gilt design to upper board. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. Moderate edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.xvi,287 + 16 pages of publisher's adverts. dated September 1909. 64 attractive full-page tissue-guarded colour plates. A wondeful evocation of country cottages and life in England at the start of the 20th century.
Published : Edward Arnold, London 1909, First Edition
£50.00

Dickinson J.C. - Monastic Life in Medieval England

A very good copy in a slightly worn but overall very good dustwrapper. Pp.xiii,160 + 32 plates. 6 plans.
Published : Adam & Charles Black, London 1961, First Edition
£14.00