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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

Douch, H. L. - The Book of Truro : A Portrait of the Town

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a price-clipped, but otherwise fine dustwrapper. Signed by the author on the title page. Gift inscription. A previous owner has placed a copy of the booklet "Discovering Truro Cornwall 1987" in a pocket he has attached to the front end-paper. 140 pages. Many black and white illustrations. Map.
Published : Barracuda Books, Chesham, Buckinghamshire 1977, First Edition
£20.00

Dredge John Ingle (Transcribed By) - The Registers of Parkham

Hardback. Externally good plus in original light grey cloth lettered in black. Spine a little darkened and showing a little wear. Top edge gilt. Moderate edge foxing. Internally a nice copy but unfortunately the lower front hinge is gone and the bottom third of the front end-paper is loose. Pp.xxvi,214. Includes marriages, baptisms and burials from 1537 to 1812.
Published : Devon and Cornwall Record Society, Exeter 1906, First Edition
£35.00

Edwards Clement - Railway Nationalization

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine which shows some fading. No ownership inscription. Foxing, mainly to edges and early and late pages. Pp.xii,243 + 40 page publisher's catalogue dated February 1907. First published in 1897 this is an argument for nationalising Britain's railways.
Published : Methuen & Co, London 1907, Second Edition, Revised
£18.00

Elliot Rev. W. Hume - The Country and Church of the Cheeryble Brothers

Hardback. A good plus copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Board tips a little worn and mark to lower rear board. Ownership inscription. Pp.xxx,406. 12 full page illustrations + illustrations in the text. Deals with the topography and history of the Ramsbottom area of Lancashire, the textile industry there and the brothers Grant who were involved in it.
Published : George Lewis & Son, Selkirk 1893, First Edition
£35.00

Farrer William and Brownbill J. (Editors) - The Victoria History of the County of Lancaster Volume Two

Large 4to. A very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Pp.xv,669. Illustrations. Three maps, two folding. A reprint of a work first published in 1908. This volume includes ecclesiastical history,industry, sports, schools etc.
Published : Dawson Publishing 1991, Reprint
£40.00

Fay Edward Francis - Unsentimental Journeys

Illustrated by Frank Chesworth.
N.d. c.1905? A very good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. 214 pages. Black and white illustrations. Journeys on foot through various parts of England.
Published : The Clarion Press, London,
£9.00

Fearon, Daniel - Spink's Catalogue of British Commemorative Medals 1558 to the Present Day with Valuations

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. 192 pages. Includes 1200 catalogue entries with over 500 medals illustrated.
Published : Webb & Bower, Exeter 1984, First Edition
£15.00

Federer Charles A. (Editor) - The Ballad of Flodden Field a Poem of the XVIth Century

Hardback. Small 4to. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on upper board. Light yellow end-papers. No ownership inscription. 160 pages. Includes a contemporary account of the battle and a list of Craven men who fought at the battle.
Published : Henry Gray, Manchester 1884, First Edition
£45.00

Ferguson Richard S. - Early Cumberland and Westmorland Friends: A Series of Biographical Sketches of Early Members of the Society of Friends in Those Counties

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's decorated reddish cloth with title in gilt on spine which shows some fading. Yellow endpapers. Partly unopened. No inscriptions. Moderate foxing to page ends. 208 pages. Protected in a removable cover. Contains biographical sketches of early Cumberland and Westmorland Quakers.
Published : F. Bowyer Kitto, London 1871, First Edition
£75.00

Finlay E. (Preface) - S. Swithun's School Winchester 1884-1934

Hardback. Small 4to. A very good copy in blue paper-covered boards with cloth spine. Lettered in black. Inscribed presentation copy to a girl who was head of the school in 1945/46. 120 pages. Frontispiece and 12 illustrations. Loosely enclosed are the 1943 news sheet of the Old Girls' Association and the Order of Service for the Diamond Jubilee Thanksgiving in 1945.
Published : Privately Published 1934, First Edition
£15.00

Flanders, Dennis - Dennis Flanders' Britannia : Being a Selection from the Work of Dennis Flanders

4to. A very good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Lacks dustwrapper. Pp.xvi,224. Colour and black and white plates.
Published : Oriel Press 1984, First Edition
£7.00

Fletcher Canon J.R. - Short History of St. Michael's Mount Cornwall

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper. 83pp. 14 illustrations.
Published : Privately Published 1951, First Edition
£6.00

Fletcher, Anthony - Sussex, 1600-1660: A County Community in Peace and War

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.x,445. 12 maps including folding map at rear. A "rich mine of information" about 17th century Sussex.
Published : Phillimore & Co Ltd, Chichester 1980, First Edition
£18.00

Forby Rev. Robert - The Vocabulary of East Anglia; an Attempt to Record the Vulgar Tongue of the Twin Sister Counties, Norfolk and Suffolk, as it Existed in the Last Twenty Years of the Eighteenth Century and Still Exists; Vol. I (of 2)

Externally a fair to good copy in red boards which are largely faded and with some wear and tear to spine ends. Wear to the paper title-piece means that some of the lettering is missing. A good sound copy internally. Some spotting to end-papers (and old ownership inscription to front end-paper) but largely clean. Pp.xlvii,156,125. Frontispiece. This volume includes a list of subscribers, a memoir orf the author, a lengthy Introduction and the Vocabulary from letters A to F.
Published : J. B. Nichols and Son, London 1830, First Edition
£25.00

Foster Joseph - Men-At-The-Bar: A Biographical Hand-List of the Members of the Various Inns of Court, Including Her Majesty's Judges Etc.

Hardback. 4to. A near very good copy in a half-leather binding. Rebacked with new end-papers. Five raised bands to spine. Wear to board tips. Marbled edges. Pp.xvi,528. Brief biographies of the English legal luminaries of the day. Photograph available on request.
Published : Reeves and Turner, London 1885, First Edition
£140.00

Fowler Eric ("Jonathan Mardle") - Jonathan Mardle's Victorian Norfolk

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Previous owner's name on f.e.p. 127pp. Numerous photographic illustrations. This is "a recollection, in pictures and words, of Norfolk in the second half of the Nineteenth Century".
Published : George Nobbs Publishing, Norwich 1981, First Edition
£7.00

Frank, Peter - Yorkshire Fisherfolk : A Social History of the Yorkshire Inshore Fishing Community

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xviii,238. Frontispiece and 118 illustrations. A history of the inshore fishing communities between the Tees and the Humber.
Published : Phillimore & Co Ltd, Chichester 2002, First Edition
£9.00

Fraser George MacDonald - The Steel Bonnets : The Story of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows some wear and tear to the top edge and some wear to edge of spine. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Light fore-edge foxing but a clean copy internally. Pp.xi,404. Frontispiece and eighteen illustrations. Map end-papers, large folding map at rear and one other map. The story of the Anglo-Scottish border reivers told in full and in its historical context.
Published : Barrie & Jenkins, London 1971, First Edition
£30.00

Fremantle the Hon. And Very Rev. W. H. - Canterbury Cathedral

Illustrated by W. Lapworth.
Hardback. A very good copy in cream boards lettered in red and black. In the original glacine wrapper now chipped and torn. No ownership inscription. Some end-paper foxing. 63pp + 2pp adverts. Frontispiece and other illustrations.
Published : Isbister and Co., London 1897, First Edition
£10.00

Fremantle The Hon. And Very Rev. W. H. - Canterbury Cathedral

Illustrated by W. Lapworth.
Hardback. A very good copy in cream cloth which is a little darkened on spine. Lettered in black and red. No ownership inscription. Some end-paper foxing. 63pp + 2pp adverts. Illustrated.
Published : Isbister and Co., London 1897, First Edition
£8.00

Frere Philip & Others - Frere Cholmeley 1750-1980

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in silver on the spine and front board. A clean copy without ownership inscription, foxing or other internal marking. Pp.[viii],55. 16 plates. This is the story of a London firm of solicitors.
Published : Frere Cholmeley, London 1981, First Edition
£25.00

Fryde E.B. and Miller Edward (Editors) - Historical Studies of the English Parliament Volume 1 Origins to 1399 and Volume 2 1399 to 1603

A very good two volume set in very good dustwrappers. Hardbacks. Vol.1,ppxii,387. Vol.2,pp.xii,350. Essays charting the evolution of Parliament. A nice set.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1970, First Edition
£20.00

Fuller John - The History of Berwick Upon Tweed

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xxi,601 + 50pp Appendix. Illustrated. This is a facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1799. This was the first detailed account of the famous border town.
Published : Frank Graham, Newcastle Upon Tyne 1973,
£30.00

Fuller John - The History of Berwick Upon Tweed

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which shows a little wear at the edges. Ownership inscription. Pp.xxi,601 + 50pp Appendix. Illustrated. This is a facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1799. It was the first detailed history of the famous border town.
Published : Frank Graham, Newcastle 1973, Reprint
£28.00

Gairdner James (Editor) - The Paston Letters 1422-1509 A.D. 4 Volumes

Hardbacks. A four volume complete set in very good condition in quarter brown cloth. Lettered in gilt on leather spine labels. Top edge gilt. Smallish stain at foot of upper board of Volume I. Bookplate. Tissue-guarded frontispiece to each volume. This is "a reprint of the edition of 1872-5, which contained upwards of five hundred letters etc. till then unpublished, to which are now added others in a Supplement after the Introduction." These letters have been described as having been written by "various persons of rank and consequence" during the reigns of Henry VI, Edward IV and Richard III.
Published : John Grant, Edinburgh 1910,
£38.00

Gairdner James (Editor) - The Paston Letters A.D.1422-1509 Volume V

Hardback. A very good copy in light green cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Library edition - no.28 of 650 copies. No ownership inscription and only a little light edge foxing. 327 pages. Partly unopened.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1904,
£15.00

Gardiner Dorothy - English Girlhood at School: A Study of Women's Education Through Twelve Centuries

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. Light edge foxing but a clean copy internally. No ownership inscription. Pp.xiii,501. Frontispiece and 15 illustrations.
Published : Oxford University Press, London 1929, First Edition
£25.00

Gaze, W. Culling - On and Along the Thames: James I 1603-1625

Hardback. Nd. 1920's? A very good copy in green cloth letterd in gilt on the spine and upper board. There is fading to the top and bottom edges of the spine only. In a good dustwrapper which shows some wear and darkening to the spine and which is chipped along the top and bottom edge of the spine. Bookplate. Some foxing. 539 pages. 8 illustrations. The story of the River Thames at the time of King James I. An uncommon title in dustwrapper.
Published : Jarrold & Sons, London, First Edition
£20.00

Ghosh Sadhan Kumar - My English Journey

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper with some tears to the top edge. Inscribed presentation copy from the author to Sir Compton Mackenzie. (An account of their meeting is at pp.79-81 of the book). Sir Compton has written some page numbers in ink on the rear end-paper (a habit of his) which seem to refer to the pages on which he is mentioned and there is also a little ink side-lining. 156 pages. A study of the English and English literature (with a chapter on Scotland) by an Indian Professor.
Published : Writers Workshop, Calcutta 1961, First Edition
£25.00

Gillman Alexander W. - The Gillmans of Highgate with Letters from Samuel Taylor Coleridge &c Illustrated with Views and Portraits Being a Chapter from the History of the Gillman Family

A very good copy in dark green cloth with bevelled edges. Boards lettered and decorated in gilt. All edges gilt. Marbled end-papers. Corner clipped from half-title above the words, written in ink, "With the Author's compliments". 53 pages + 2 pages adverts. 14 plates.
Published : Elliot Stock, London 1895, First Edition
£75.00

Glyde, John Jun. - The Moral, Social and Religious Condition of Ipswich in the Middle of the Nineteenth Century: With a Sketch of Its History, Rise and Progress

Hardback. A very good copy in blind-stamped brown cloth which is lettered in gilt on spine. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. No ownership inscription and only a little end-paper foxing. Pp.viii,249 + 6pp adverts. Index. Three page list of subscribers.
Published : J.M. Burton & Co., Ipswich 1850, First Edition
£32.00

Godfrey John T. - Notes on an Old Baptist Family: Ward of Nottingham

A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. Bookplate. 46 pages + index. 22 illustrations. Folding family tree.
Published : Printed for Private Circulation, Nottingham 1900, First Edition
£45.00

Godfrey Walter H. (Introduction) - English Mural Monuments and Tombstones

4to. A good copy in mauve cloth which is faded on the spine. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Introduction of 15pp + 84 photographs of 17th and 18th century wall tablets, table tombs and headstones selected by Herbert Batsford as representative examples of the beautiful and traditional types in English parish churches.
Published : B. T. Batsford Ltd, London 1916, First Edition
£24.00

Goldsmith Margaret - Women at War

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in silver. Some darkening to spine. No ownership inscription and only a little foxing. 224 pages. 28 illustrations. A study of the work carried out by women in England during the Second World War.
Published : Lindsay Drummond, Edinburgh 1942, First Edition
£20.00

Goldstrom J.M. (Introduction) - The Working Classes in the Victorian Age Debates on the Issue from 19th Century Critical Journals Volume II Urban Conditions 1839-1848

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is a little faded on the spine (but leaving the lettering clear). A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. A volume in the "Victorian Social Conscience" series.
Published : Gregg International 1973, First Edition
£25.00

Goldsworthy, Andy; Craig, David - Arch

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 80 pages. 35 colour illustrations. An account of the travels of a stone arch, built by Goldsworthy, on a journey along drove roads from Galloway through Cumbria to Kirby Lonsdale.
Published : Thames & Hudson, London 1999, First Edition
£12.00

Goodsall Robert H. - A Third Kentish Patchwork

Hardback. A very good copy in a good, price-clipped dustwrapper. Foxing to end-papers. 159 pages. Many illustrations. Chapters on Kentish customs, Strange streams, Kitchen crafts etc.
Published : Stedehill Publications 1970, First Edition
£8.00

Graham John - Condition of the Border at the Union : Destruction of the Graham Clan

Hardback. A near very good copy. with paper title label lettered in black. Some edge foxing. No ownership inscription. Pp.xx,202. 8 illustrations. A study of Border history with particular reference to the Graham Clan.
Published : George Routledge & Sons, London 1907, Second Edition
£30.00

Grassby, Richard - The Business Community of Seventeenth-Century England

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine complete and untorn dustwrapper. Pp.xxx,615. Figures. Tables. Described as a "uniquely comprehensive study [which] explores all aspects of the English business community as it developed between 1590 and 1720."
Published : Cambridge University Press 1995, First Edition
£55.00

Green John Albert - Bibliography of the Town of Heywood

Hardback. 12mo. A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt. A number of stamps of Douglas public library but no other library markingss. 113 pages. A bibliography of "books, pamphlets, etc. written by natives or residents of, and printed at or relating to, Heywood"
Published : Printed at the "Advertiser" Office, Heywood 1902, First Edition
£15.00

Gribble Francis - The Romance of the Cambridge Colleges

A good copy in light blue cloth. Fore-edge and end-paper foxing. 268 pages + 32pp adverts. 16 illustrations.
Published : Mills & Boon, London 1913, First Edition
£6.00

Grose Francis - The Antiquities of England and Wales Vols. II - VIII

Hardbacks. Published between 1784 and 1787. Seven volumes of eight lacking volume I. In a full brown tree calf binding attractively decorated in gilt on the spines and lettered in gilt on a red title piece with a separate black piece for the volume number. Hinges sound. Marbled end-papers. Numerous engraved plates with tissue guards, maps (some hand-coloured) and plans, all collated. A very good, clean, set with very little foxing and no ownership inscription.
Published : S. Hooper, London, New Edition
£780.00

Gross Alexander - The "Geographia" Plan of London

Large coloured folding cloth-backed plan of London divided into half mile squares. Undated but probably c.1920. Accompanied by a 62 page guide to London which lists places of interest, theatres etc but which is mainly a street index to the map. All in a pink cover. Advert at front is torn but overall a good copy.
Published : Geographia, London,
£10.00

Haime John W. - The Haimes a Dorset Family

Hardback. A very good copy in a dustwrapper which is also very good but for the word "Dorset" having been written in ink on the spine. No ownership inscription and very little foxing. Pp.xiv,100. 4 illustrations. Described as "a moving picture of human activity over more than 700 years" and as a "window on Dorset's past".
Published : Published By the Author 1970, First Edition
£10.00

Hardy B. C. - Philippa of Hainault and Her Times

Hardback. A fair copy in red cloth which is spotted on the spine, marked on the rear board and with two bookseller labels on the front board. Top edge gilt. Edge and end-paper foxing. 320 pages. Frontispiece and 14 illustrations. (including a genealogical table which is complete but in two pieces.) A biography of the consort of King Edward III of England. Uncommon.
Published : John Long, London 1910, First Edition
£28.00

Harper Charles G. - half-Hours with the Highwaymen : Picturesque Biographies and Traditions of the "Knights of the Road." - Vols. I and II

Hardbacks. A very good two volume set in light brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and black. Smallish mark towards the foot of the upper board of each volume. Top edges gilt. Small ex libris plate of previous owner (and inscription of other previous owner) on front fixed end-paper of each volume. A little edge and end-paper foxing. Vol. I, pp.xiv,397. Frontispiece and 32 plates + illustrations in the text. Vol. II,pp.x,396. Frontispiece and 28 plates + illustrations in the text. The story of England's highwaymen.
Published : Chapman & Hall, London 1908, First Edition
£70.00

Harper, Charles G. - The Brighton Road : Old Times and New on a Classic Highway

Hardback. A good copy in decorated pink cloth which shows a little fading. Top edge gilt. Previous owner's small ex libris label on front fixed end-paper. A little foxing including some foxing to title page. Pp.xv,272 + 32 page publisher's catalogue. 90 illustrations by the author. "Coaching has been very fully treated in these pages." Also deals with the area through which the road goes (Surrey, Sussex, Weald, South Downs) and the people of the area.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1892, First Edition
£35.00