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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,

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

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

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

Ghosh, Sadhan Kumar - My English Journey

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which is a little torn at the head of the spine. Inscribed presentation copy from the author to Sir Compton MacKenzie. 156 pages.Impressions of England, and particularly its literati, by an Indian scholar.
Published : Writers Workshop Calcutta in Association with Experiment Press (U.S.A.) 1961, First Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good James - A Directory and Concise History of Berwick- Upon-Tweed [James Good's Berwick Directory of 1806]

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. No. 68 of 400 copies. 192 pages. Folding frontispiece map. Title page vignette. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. This is a facsimile reprint of the original edition of 1806 whose title continues: "whereby every tradesman, merchant, carrier, and the shipping, connected with the commerce of that ancient borough, will readily be found; likewise farm steads twelve miles round the country."
Published : The Berwick History Society, Berwick-upon-Tweed 1999,

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

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

Grey, Edwin - Cottage Life in a Hertfordshire Village

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has two closed edge tears. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 253 pages. Illustrated. First published in 1934 this book is described as "a unique account of what life in Harpenden was like in mid-Victorian times." This edition has an Introduction by F.M.L. Thompson.
Published : Harpenden and District Local History Society, Harpenden 1977,

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

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

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,

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

Harrison B. J. D. And Dixon G. (Editors) - Guisborough Before 1900

Hardback. A fine copy in a half-leather binding with marbled boards. In a near fine dustwrapper. Pp.xiv,241. Frontispiece and 40 plates. 15 maps and plans. "This fine work has been revised, augmented and reset in this new edition. It will remain the definitive history of the town for many years to come."
Published : MTD Rigg Publications, Guiseley, Leeds 1994, Revised Edition

Hatcher Jane - Richmondshire Architecture

Hardback. 4to. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.viii,271. Numerous illustrations. Map end-papers. "The discriminating eye of an architectural historian is cast over each of the 101 civil parishes in Richmondshire, arranged so as to form a gazetteer and historical guide, with many illustrations of this important and fascinating area."
Published : C. J. Hatcher, Richmond 1990, First Edition

Herbert W. - Antiquities of the Inns of Court and Chancery; Containing Historical and Descriptive Sketches Relative to Their Original Foundation, Customs, Ceremonies, Buildings, Government Etc with a Concise History of the English Law

A rather poor, disbound copy only the leather spine still being present. Bookplate. Top corner missing from title page. Appears complete. Pp.xii,377 + index + page of "Directions to the Binder" which is loose. 24 plates all present. A little underlining and marginal annotation. A reading or rebinding copy.
Published : Vernor and Hood, London 1804, First Edition

Hewitt H.J. - The Organization of War Under Edward 111 1338-62

A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. Pp.ix,206. 4 plates. 4 maps, including folding map at rear. Shows how non-combatants were involved by the war between England and France during the years 1338-1362.
Published : Manchester University Press 1966, First Edition

Hissey James John - On Southern English Roads

Hardback. A good copy in the original cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Board tips worn. Hinges cracked. Previous owner's small ex libris label on front fixed end-paper. Pp.xiv,[i],423 + 8pp publisher's adverts. Frontispiece and 15 illustrations + folding map at end of book. Described as "an unvarnished record of a restful, health-giving holiday spent in driving [i.e. by horse and carriage] about the peace-bestowing English country---."
Published : Richard Bentley & Son, London 1896, First Edition

Holme Charles (Editor) - The Gardens of England in the Southern & Western Counties

Hardback. 4to. A good plus copy in the original green cloth which is a little worn at the spine ends. Gift inscription on front fixed end-paper. Not foxed. Pp.xxxvii + 136 full-page plates of which 8 are in colour. Preliminary articles on "The History of Garden-Making", "The Principles of Garden-Making", and "Notes on the Illustrations."
Published : The Studio, London 1907, First Edition

Horn, Pamela - The Victorian Country Child

A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which is a little faded/marked on the spine. Pp.xvi,244. Frontispiece and 16 illustrations.
Published : The Roundwood Press 1974, First Edition

Howells B.E.(editor) - A Calendar of Letters Relating to North Wales

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 287pp. 5 pedigree tables. Letters written between 1533 and circa 1700.
Published : University of Wales Press, Cardiff 1967, First Edition

Howitt William - The Rural Life of England

Hardback. A good plus copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription and only a little end-paper foxing. Pp.xxiv,615 + one page publisher's adverts. Wood engravings by Bewick and S. Williams. A fascinating look at country life in early Victorian England.
Published : Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts and Green, London 1862, Third Edition

Howitt William - Visits to Remarkable Places; Old Halls, Battle-fields, and Scenes Illustrative of Striking Passages in English History and Poetry (2 Volume set)

Hardbacks. A very good two volume set in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edges gilt. Gift inscription (from 1850s) at top of each title page. Not foxed. Vol. I,pp.viii,528 +24pp publisher's adverts. Vol.II,pp.xi,610. Numerous woodcut illustrations in each volume. The first volume includes visits to places throughout Britain (including Culloden, Staffa and Iona) whereas the second volume is confined to Durham and Northumberland.
Published : Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts , London 1856, Third Edition

Hudson Kenneth - The Industrial Archaeology of Southern England

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 286pp. Illustrations and diagrams.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1968, Second Edition, Revised

Hughes Gareth - One Hundred Years of Scarlet

Hardback. 4ro. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.viii,282. Many illustrations. A celebration of Llanelli rugby club.
Published : Llanelli Rugby Football Club 1983, First Edition

Hughes Philip - The Reformation in England: I "The King's Proceedings; II Religio Depopulata; III "True Religion Now Established"

Hardback. A very good three volume set in rather torn dustwrappers. Vol. III is a first edition. The other two volumes are reprints. Each volume has a single stamp of a church on its front end-paper. More than 1200 pages in total. Maps and illustrations.
Published : Hollis & Carter, London 1954,

Hulme Harold - The Life of Sir John Eliot 1592 to 1632 Struggle for Parliamentary Freedom

A very good copy in a good, complete, dustwrapper somewhat darkened on the spine. 423pp. 4 illustrations. Eliot was a great parliamentarian who constantly struggled to maintain the privileges of the House of Commons and who died for his belief in freedom of speech.
Published : George Allen & Unwin, London 1957, First Edition

Hutchinson Mrs. L - Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson, Governor of Nottingham Castle and Town

A very good copy in original olive green cloth with gilt lettering. Bookplate. 523pp. Frontis (loose). The volume also includes the life of Mrs. Hutchinson written by herself and an account of the siege of Latham House defended by the Countess of Derby against Sir Thomas Fairfax.
Published : Henry G. Bohn, London 1863, Tenth Edition Revised

Jacob Edward - History of Faversham

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. The wrapper spine is a little faded but the lettering is clear. Small ownership inscription. Pp.69,xii,[8],222, + index. 16 plates. This is a facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1774 with an Introduction, new index etc.
Published : Published for the Faversham Society By Arthur J. Cassell, Sheerness 1974,

James H.E.M. And W.A. - Extracts from the Pedigrees of James of Barrock No. 3 Containing the Descent of the Following Families: 1. James. 10. Hill. 11. Featherstonhaygh Corrected as Far as Possible Up to June 1913

Hardback. Small folio. A good copy with some wear and fading to board edges. Marbled end-papers. No ownership inscription. 24 pages of text + 5 folding pedigrees (3 relating to James and one each relating to Hill and Featherstonhaugh). Frontispiece and illustrations in text.
Published : Privately Printed, Exeter 1913, First Edition

James N.D.G. - A History of English Forestry

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's brown cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Many black and white illustrations which include 2 maps. 339 pages. Near very good complete dustwrapper (now protected in a removable sleeve) which is faded on spine and along the top inch or so of both front and rear panel.
Published : Basil Blackwell, Oxford 1981, First Edition

Jerrold Douglas et al - Heads of the People: Or, Portraits of the English [2 Vols. Complete]

Illustrated by Kenny Meadows.
Hardbacks. A good plus two volume set in the original green boards lettered in gilt on the spines. Some fading to the boards especially the spines. Small ownership inscription dated 1866 in first volume. Vol. I, Pp.x,400 . 52 illustrations. Vol. II, Pp.viii,385. 56 illustrations. Essays by William Thackeray, Leigh Hunt, Mrs. S.C. Hall and others. "English faces, and records of English character, make up the present work ----the aim of which is to preserve the impress of the present age; to record its virtues, its follies, its moral contradictions, and its crying wrongs." An intersting look at early Victorian England.
Published : Henry G. Bohn, London 1864,

Johnson The Rev. Herbert and Tapley-Soper H. (Editors) - The Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials of the Parish of Lustleigh, Devon 1631-1837 and Extracts from the Bishops' Transcripts 1608-1811

Hardback. A very good copy in light grey cloth. Top edge gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xi,114.
Published : The Devon and Cornwall Record Society, Exeter 1930, First Edition

Jones J.H. - The Tinplate Industry with Special Reference to Its Relations with the Iron and Steel Industries: a Study in Economic Organisation

Hardback. A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt. Bears a number of stamps from a newspaper library. Pp.xx,280. A study of the tinplate industry of South Wales.
Published : P.S. King & Son, London 1914, First Edition

Kearsley G. - Kearsley's Complete Peerage of England, Scotland and Ireland; Together with an Extinct Peerage of the Three Kingdoms, List of All Their Family Names, Titles of Elder Sons Etc and Translation of Their Mottos

Hardback. 24mo. A good copy in a moderately worn full leather binding with red title-piece lettered in gilt. Small piece worn away from top of spine. Bookplate (John Buchanan Esq. of Strathyre) and two old ownership inscriptions by other members of the Buchanan family. Hinges sound. Not foxed. Pp.xl,536. Frontispiece of King George III in his parliamentary robes. 80 pages of plates.
Published : Geo. Kearsley, London 1796,

Kerrell-Vaughan, A.R. - The Government of the English Village

Hardback. A very good copy with pictorial front cover. No ownership inscription. A little end-paper foxing. 55 pages. A look at English local government in rural areas as it existed towards the middle of the 20th century.
Published : Staples Press, London 1946, First Edition

Knight Charles - Old England: a Pictorial Museum of Regal, Ecclesiastical, Municipal, Baronial and Popular Antiquities Vols. I and II

Hardback. Nd c. 1860? Folio. A good two volume set in red cloth bindings lettered and decorated in gilt. Bevelled edges. All edges gilt. Some wear to board tips and spine ends. Front hinges of volume I strengthened. Vol.I,pp.iv,392. Some endpaper foxing. 18 full page colour lithographs. Many black and white illustrations. Vol.ii,pp.v,404. 22 full page colour lithographs(one with some damage at foot). Many black and white illustrations. Quite a handsome set but very heavy and will incur extra postage.
Published : James Sngster, London,

Lamb Lynton - County Town Backs and Fronts in Kennelsford

A very good copy in a good, virtually complete, dustwrapper with one or two small tears. The dustwrapper is not price-clipped and is now protected. 144pp. 61 line drawings by the author. An image of life in an English provincial town.
Published : Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1950, First Edition

Laver James - Victorian Vista

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected. 256pp. Many full-page illustrations including colour. An informative and interesting account of many aspects of the Victorian age.
Published : Hulton Press, London 1954, First Edition

Laws Edward - The History of Little England Beyond Wales, and the Non-Kymric Colony Settled in Pembrokeshire

Hardback. 4to. A good copy (rebound?) in plain red boards lettered in gilt on spine. Spine a little faded and torn at foot. Front end-paper creased. Some foxing to end-papers. Pp.xvi,iv,458 + corrigenda page. Numerous illustrations, some full-page. A history of Pembrokeshire.
Published : George Bell and Sons, London 1888, First Edition

Lewis Samuel - The Book of English Rivers: An Account of the Rivers of England and Wales Particularizing Their Respective Courses, Their Most Striking Scenery and the Chief Places of Interest on Their Banks

Small 8vo. A good copy in dark blue cloth which is worn at the head of the spine. Bookplate. Front hinges cracked. 447pp.
Published : Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, London 1855, First Edition