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Mather John R. - The Birds of Yorkshire: An Account of Their Historical and Present Status and Distribution

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

Mathew David - The Social Structure in Caroline England

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper with a few small edge tears. No ownership inscription. Some fore-edge foxing. 140pp. A survey of life in England during the reign of Charles the First.
Published : Oxford University Press 1948, First Edition

McLynn, F.J. - The Jacobite Army in England 1745: The Final Campaign

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. Top edge foxing but otherwise clean. Pp.ix,210. Map.
Published : John Donald Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh 1983, First Edition

Merrick Rice - A Book of Glamorganshire's Antiquities

Hardback. Folio. A good copy in plain boards with no title lettering. Neat ownership inscription dated 1840 on title page. Small title-page vignette. Pp.vii,68. Numerous minor corrections/amendments to the text in ink and pencil. This, and the plain boards, perhaps mean that this was used as a proof copy. Foxing to endpapers and a little sporadic foxing in text. This work was written in 1578 but not published till this edition of 1825. According to the publisher's preface he printed only 50 copies. This very early local history of Glamorganshire is certainly scarce in first edition.
Published : Sir T. Phillipps 1825, First Edition

Middleton, Sir Arthur E. - Sir Gilbert De Middleton: And the Part he Took in the Rebellion in the North of England in 1317

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in the original green boards quarter backed in light brown and lettered in gilt. A nice clen copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xi,[3],118. The story of the seizure by Sir Gilbert de Middleton of the Bishop of Durham and robbery of two Cardinals of Rome in 1317 which "was the beginning of the rebellion against the misgovernment of Edward II, a rebellion which was never quite extinguished, and was only ended by his deposition ten years later."
Published : Mawson Swan & Morgan, Newcastle Upon Tyne 1918, First Edition

Miller Edward - The History and Antiquities of Doncaster and Its Vicinity, with Anecdotes of Eminent Men

Hardback. 4to. Nd. [1804]. A good copy in a half-leather binding. Lettered in gilt on dark green title-piece. Spine decorated in gilt and with five raised bands. Marbled end-papers and edges. Ownership inscriptions. Pp.xii,397,xlv. The map frontispiece is coming loose and has a tear to one fold and to the edge. 11 full-page engraved plates + smaller illustrations in text. Some pencilled side and under-lining.
Published : W. Sheardown, Doncaster, First Edition

Moon, Nigel - The Windmills of Leicestershire and Rutland

A fine copy in a dark green leatherette binding lettered in gilt on spine and with windmill in gilt on upper board. All edges gilt. Original glassine wrapper is present but chipped. Pencilled gift inscription otherwise a lovely clean copy internally. This is no. 61 of 500 numbered copies. Pp.214,[ii]. Numerous black and white illustrations.
Published : Sycamore Press, Wymondham 1981, First Edition

Moore Margaret F. - The Lands of the Scottish Kings in England the Honour of Huntingdon, the Liberty of Tyndale and the Honour of Penrith

Hardback. A good copy in grey cloth. Spine a little faded. No ownership inscription. Just a little fore-edge foxing. Pp.xii,141. Tells for the first time "the full and connected history of the lands in England held by the kings of Scotland" in the 12th and 13th centuries.
Published : George Allen & Unwin, London 1915, First Edition

Morrell J.B. - York Monuments

Nd. 1940's? 4to. A very good copy without dustwrapper. Pp.viii,131. Frontispiece and 90 plates.
Published : B. T. Batsford Ltd, London, First Edition

Newcome Peter - The History of the Ancient and Royal Foundation Called the Abbey of St. Alban, in the County of Hertford, from the Founding Thereof in 793 to Its Dissolution in 1539----

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a half leather binding with marbled boards. Lettered in gilt on a maroon title-piece. Decorated in gilt on the spine which has a little rubbing and one small chip. No ownership inscription. Pp.xiii,547 + a page giving the names of the abbots and a page listing errata. Frontispiece. Folding map and two folding plans. Gives a life of each abbot "and the principal events relating to the monastery during his rule and government."
Published : J. Nichols, London 1795, First Edition

Nicolas Sir Harris - Memoirs of the Life and Times of Sir Christopher Hatton K. G., Vice-Chamberlain and Lord Chancellor to Queen Elizabeth. Including His Correspondence with the Queen and Other Distinguished Persons

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and with gilt coat of arms on upper board. Bookplate. Foxing to end-papers and frontispiece. Pp.xxvi,510. Errata slip. Hatton was a 16th century Lord Chancellor of England and a politician and favourite of Queen Elizabeth I.
Published : Richard Bentley, London 1847, First Edition

Noppen J.G. - Westminster Abbey and Its Art

4to. Dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Has the appearance of a very good copy but with a small paper label on the spine and lacking the front end-paper. A little foxing. Pp.xii,108. 55 plates.
Published : Ed. J. Burrow & Co., London 1926, First Edition

North F.J., Campbell Bruce and Scott Richenda - Snowdonia the National Park of North Wales

A good copy. Some fading to boards and a little foxing to page ends. A volume in The New Naturalist series. 469pp. Many plates and diagrams including 40 colour plates.
Published : Collins, London 1949, First Edition

O'Neill T.P. - British Parliamentary Papers a Monograph on Blue Books

Softback. A good copy. Smallish tear at top of spine. 32 pages. Illustrated.
Published : Irish University Press, Shannon 1968, First Edition

O'Sullivan, Deidre; Young, Robert - The English Heritage Book of Lindisfarne : Holy Island

Softback. A very good copy. No ownership inscription. 128 pages. 14 colour plates. 91 black and white illustrations.
Published : B. T. Batsford, London 1995, First Edition

Owen Trefor M. - Welsh Folk Customs

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 189pp + 16 plates at end.
Published : National Museum of Wales, Cardiff 1968,

Parker Eric - Floreat an Eton Anthology

Hardback. A very good copy in the original cloth. Gift inscription. A little foxing. Pp.xxi,333. this is an attempt to present "a mirror of the life of Eton as it has been lived from the Founder's day to our own".
Published : Nisbet & Co, London 1923, First Edition

Paston George - Side-Lights on the Georgian Period

. A very good copy in a blue half-leather binding. A little scuffing to the spine. Small label of previous owner on front fixed end-paper. Pp.vii,304. 16 illustrations.
Published : Methuen, London 1902, First Edition

Patterson A. Temple - Southampton

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper with a few edge tears. Ownership inscription. 252pp. 16 illustrations. 4 maps. A town history.
Published : Macmillan, London 1970, First Edition

Pearson Hugh - Memorials of the Church and Parish of Sonning ---reprinted from the Parish Magazine and Revised together With a Memoir of the Writer By W. R. W. Stephens

Illustrated by A. Y. Nutt.
Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. A little wear to spine ends. Bookplate. Not foxed. Pp.xlii,237. Frontispiece and two other illustrations. The story of a Berkshire village and church.
Published : Edward J. Blackwell, Reading 1890, First Edition

Pease Howard - The Lord Wardens of the Marches of England and Scotland Being a Brief History of the Marches, the Laws of March, and the Marchmen Together with Some Account of the Ancient Feud Between England and Scotland

A near very good copy in maroon cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on spine and decorated in gilt on upper board. Top edge gilt. Foxing to edges and early and late pages. Bookplate. Limited edition of 500 copies. Pp.xv,[i],255. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. 4 double-page maps.
Published : Constable & Co., London 1913, First Edition

Pevsner Nikolaus - Cambridgeshire (The Buildings of England)

Hardback. A very good copy in a just about good dustwrapper which has chips in the rear panel and at the top of the spine. Ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. 453 pages + one page Addenda. Illustrations. Maps.
Published : Penguin Books 1954, First Edition

Plucknett, T.F.T. - Legislation of Edward I

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. Previous owner's small label and inscription. Pp.xv,168. Chapters on feudalism, the family, commerce etc.
Published : Oxford University Press, London 1949, First Edition

Pollard William - The Stanleys of Knowsley a History of That Noble Family Including a Sketch of the Political and Public Lives of the Right Hon. The Earl of Derby K.G. And the Right Hon. Lord Stanley M.P.

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. The cloth of the upper board is a little wrinkled and the spine shows wear at the foot. Pp.viii,239. Photographic frontispiece.
Published : Edward Howell, Liverpool 1868, First Edition

Pollen, John Hungerford (Editor) - Mary Queen of Scots and the Babington Plot

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and with the Scottish History Society's crest in gilt on the front board. Neat inscription of previous owner (a Keeper of the Records of Scotland) on the front free end-paper. Pp.ccxii,184. The Babington plot was a plan to execute Queen Elizabeth 1 of England and replace her on the English throne with Mary Queen of Scots.
Published : Scottish History Society, Edinburgh 1922, First Edition

Postles, David - The Surnames of Leicestershire and Rutland

A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. Pp.xvii,369. 22 figures. Numerous tables. Vol. VII of the "English Surnames Series."
Published : Leopard's Head Press Ltd, Oxford 1998, First Edition

Poulet Sir Amias (Edited By John Morris) - The Letter-Books of Sir Amias Poulet Keeper of Mary Queen of Scots

Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. Two bookplates. Some edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.xliii,401 + 2pp publisher's advertisements. Includes an Introduction, Preface, Index and notes to the letters in addition to the letters themselves.
Published : Burns and Oates, London 1874, First Edition

Press C. A. M. - Warwickshire Lives: Social and Political

Hardback. 4to. Nd. 1894? A good plus copy in dark blue pebbled cloth lettered in gilt. Boards a little marked. All edges gilt. Bookplate. Patterned end-papers. Pp.iv,186 + 8pp adverts. Brief accounts of 36 notable people of the county with a photograph of each.
Published : Gaskill, Jones & Co, London,

Prevost E.W. - A Supplement to the Glossary of the Dialect of Cumberland

A working copy. Paper covers disbound. Much of spine missing. 202pp. Includes "A Grammar of the Dialect" by S. Dickson Brown.
Published : Henry Frowde, London 1905, First Edition

Price Norman - The Derbyshire Dales

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper with two edge tears. Lacks front end-paper. 184pp. 16 colour plates. 8 monochrome plates.
Published : Frederick Warne, London 1953, First Edition

Raine James (Editor) - The Historians of the Church of York and Its Archbishops

Hardback. A good three volume set published between 1879 and 1894. Ex Manx museum heritage library with the library plate (and withdrawn stamp) in each volume but no other markings. Rebound in brown cloth lettered in gilt.. New end-papers. Some pages browned especially the early and late pages of volume 3. Approx. 1500 pages in total. Text in Latin with side-notes in English. Contains the lives of the Bishops and Archbishops of York together with documents "chiefly derived from the muniments of the Dean and Chapter of York and the registers of the Archbishops".
Published : Longman & Co, London 1894, First Edition

Raistrick Arthur - Open Fell Hidden Dale

A very good copy. 4to. 144pp. This is a book of photographs of the Yorkshire Dales by John & Eliza Forder with accompanying text by Arthur Raistrick. This copy is inscribed by both photographers.
Published : Frank Peters Publishing, Kendall 1985, First Edition

Raistrick Arthur - Quakers in Science and Industry

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a number of small edge tears. Ownershipo inscription on front free end-paper. 361 pages. Frontispiece and 16 illustrations. 10 charts of family and business connections. This is an account of the Quaker contributions to science and industry during the 17th and 18th centuries.
Published : The Bannisdale Press, London 1950, First Edition

Raistrick Arthur - West Riding of Yorkshire

A very good copy in a good, complete, dustwrapper with a couple of tears. Small ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. 191pp. 32 plates. 13 diagrams.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1970, First Edition

Ramsay, Sir James H. - Genesis of Lancaster or the Three Reigns of Edward II, Edward III, and Richard II 1307-1399 Volume I 1307-1368

Blue cloth lettered in gilt. Would be very good but for a fair amount of pencil marking and a lesser amount of ink marking in the text. No ownership inscription. Not ex-library. Pp.xxix,[iii],495. 6 maps and plans. This is Volume V of The Scholar's History of England.
Published : Oxford University Press 1913, First Edition

Ratcliffe Dorothy Una - Mrs. Buffey in Wartime

Illustrated by Fred Lawson.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's bright red cloth with title in gilt on front board and on spine. Some fairly light end-paper foxing. No inscriptions. Coloured frontispiece and many black and white illustrations. 71 pages. A good plus dustwrapper with minor edge wear and tear. Not price-clipped and protected in a removable cover. Mrs. Buffey is seen at her full stature - a humorous, sturdy and a lovable figure - as the voluble commentator on the War as it affects the daily life of the Dales.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Son Ltd., London 1942, First Edition

Rawnsley H. D. - Chapters at the English Lakes

A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. A little edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.[x],249 + one page adverts. 9 illustrations (lacking frontispiece). Essays on Cumbrian history e.g. "The Life and Death of John Wordsworth," ""The Battle of Portinscale Bridge," "The National Trust Possessions on Windermere" etc.
Published : James Maclehose and Sons, Glasgow 1913, First Edition

Reichel, Rev. Oswald J. (Editor) - Devon Feet of Fines Volume 1 Richard I - Henry III 1196-1272

Hardback. A very good copy in grey cloth lettered in black. Top edge gilt. Bookplate. Pp.[vi],xiv,437. A few pencilled side-line markings. "Feet of Fines" were records of agreements reached in lawsuits relating to land. The records are of interest genealogically for the names of the persons involved and also in relation to the place-names in respect of which agreement was reached.
Published : The Devon and Cornwall Record Society, Exeter 1912, First Edition

Renwick Roger deV - English Folk Poetry Structure and Meaning

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is chipped and torn at the top of the spine. Pp.xii,276. This is an examination of traditional Englisg folksongs, local songs of regional interest and working-class poetry.
Published : Batsford Academic, London 1980, First Edition

Rice H.A.L. - Lake Country Echoes North Country People and Places

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Previous owner's name etc. on front-endpaper and traces of sellotape marks on end-papers. 194pp. Photographic illus. This is the story of some of the personalities, traditions and legends of the Lake District.
Published : Westmorland Gazette, Kendall 1973, First Edition

Richardson, William - History of The Parish of Wallsend the Ancient Townships of Wallsend and Willington General, Ecclesiastical, Industrial and Biographical

Hardback. A good plus copy in olive green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. 538 pages. 32 illustrations. 6 maps and plans (three folding). The history of a parish in the north-east of England.
Published : The Northumberland Press Ltd, Newdastle-Upon-Tyne 1923, First Edition

Roach J.P.C. (Editor) - A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely Volume III the City and University of Cambridge

4to. A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper which has a substantial tear up the join between the spine and the rear panel and a few other smallish tears and chips. The book itself is a lovely bright copy its only fault being a little foxing. Pp.xx,504. Illustrations, maps and plans.
Published : Oxford University Press 1959, First Edition

Roberts, Stephen K. - Recovery and Restoration in an English County : Devon Local Administration 1646-1670

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xxiv,232. Maps, tables and figures. Describes the administration of Devon during the two decades after the execution of Charles 1 in 1649.
Published : University of Exeter 1985, First Edition

Rogers Colonel H.C.B. - Battles and Generals of the Civil Wars 1642-1651

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 325pp. 54 illustrations and maps. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription.
Published : Seeley Service &Co, London 1968, First Edition

Rooke Octavius - The Channel Islands Pictorial, Legendary and Descriptive. Jersey, Guernsey and Sark, with a Glance at Alderney

A good copy in the original covers, decorated and lettered in black on upper board. Undated but preface states two years after first edition so 1858. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.[x],72 + 7pp "Supplementary Chapter." 35 engravings. 3 maps. This third edition is "in so cheap a form that I trust all Tourists to these charming Islands will take me with them as a Guide and a Companion."
Published : L. Booth, London 1858,

Rose Jacqueline (Editor) - The Politics of Counsel in England and Scotland 1286-1707

A fine copy. The dustwrapper is near fine with just a small piece rubbed from the surface near the foot of the spine. Pp.xii,303. Frontispiece. A study of who gave counsel and how it operated in England and Scotland between the 14th and 17th centuries. This is no. 204 in the series entitled "Proceedings of the British Academy."
Published : Published for the British Academy By Oxford University Press, Oxford 2016, First Edition

Rowse A.L. - West-Country Stories

A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper with a stain on the spine. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Some fore-edge foxing. Pp.viii,222.
Published : Macmillan, London 1945, First Edition