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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
£10.00

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
£20.00

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,
£30.00

Huish Marcus B. - Happy England

Illustrated by Helen Allingham.
Hardback. A very good copy in decorated blue cloth. Top edge gilt. Bookplate. Pp.xi,204. Black and white frontispiece and 80 attractive colour illustrations. This is a nice copy of the first reprint of one of the most popular of A & C Black's colour books.
Published : Adam & Charles Black, London 1904, Reprint
£45.00

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
£8.00

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
£12.00

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,
£18.00

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
£38.00

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
£14.00

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,
£50.00

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
£40.00

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
£20.00

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,
£90.00

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
£12.00

Kidd Charles and Williamson David (Editors) - Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage 1995

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth elaborately decorated in gilt. In a near very good dustwrapper which shows some creasing to front panel and which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.142,1384,980. Illustrated throughout with coats of arms. An indispensable reference work. [Please note this is a very heavy book which will require extra postage.]
Published : Debrett's Peerage Ltd./ Macmillan, London 1995,
£30.00

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,
£42.00

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
£5.00

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
£6.00

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
£60.00

Levine Philippa - The Amateur and the Professional: Antiquarians, Historians and Archaeologists in Victorian England 1838 - 1886

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's light blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. Previous owner's name and date on front endpaper. Pp.x,210. Near fine dustwrapper which is protected in a removable cover. "This book highlights the growing divide in 19th century intellectual circles between amateur and professional interest, and explores the institutional means whereby professional ascendancy was achieved in the broad field of studies of the past."
Published : Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1986, First Edition
£50.00

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
£45.00

Lipscomb F.W. - Heritage Of Sea Power The Story Of Portsmouth

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 256pp. Illus. Includes much on England's naval heritage.
Published : Hutchinson, London 1967, First Edition
£5.00

Lockhart R. H. Bruce - Your England

Hardback. A verry good copy in a good plus dustwrapper with fairly minor edge tears. Inscribed presentation copy from the author to Lily MacSween (who was to become Compton Mackenzie's third wife). Pp.vi,303. A Scotsman's take on England and the English.
Published : Putnam, London 1955, First Edition
£20.00

Lovett Richard (Editor) - Welsh Pictures, Drawn with Pen and Pencil

Hardback. N.d. 4to. A very good copy in publisher's turquoise cloth with coloured illustrations and title in gilt on front board and on spine. All edges gilt. Patterned endpapers.No inscriptions.72 black and white illustrations, some full page. Chapters covering Bygone Wales, Anglesey , the Snowdon District. Merioneth etc. 192 pages + 8 page publisher's catalogue.
Published : The Religious Tract Sciety, London, First Edition
£20.00

Lucy Henry W. - A Diary of Two Parliaments. The Disraeli Parliament. 1874-1880

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth which shows some fading to the spine. Small bookplate. Ownership inscriptions. Pp.viii,520 + 8pp publisher's adverts. Frontispiece. The author was one of the most famous English political journalists of the Victorian era.
Published : Cassell, London 1885, Second Edition
£15.00

Lucy Henry W. - A Diary of Two Parliaments. The Gladstone Parliament 1880-1885

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth which is faded on the spine. Small bookplate. Fairly light edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.viii,508 + publisher's adverts. Frontispiece. The author was one of the most famous English political journalists of the Victorian era.
Published : Cassell, London 1886, First Edition
£15.00

Lyddon, Denis; Marshall, Peter - Paper in Bolton : A Papermaker's Tale

A fine copy in a price-clipped, near fine dustwrapper. 208 pages. 14 plates. Maps. Figures. The story of three Lancashire paper mills covering collectively an operating history of 550 years.
Published : John Sherratt & Son Ltd., Altrincham 1975, First Edition
£10.00

MacDermot Edward T. - The History of the Forest of Exmoor

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. A superficial stain (approx. one inch in diameter) to the top edge of the book does not affect it internally. Gift inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.xvi,480. 8 original maps and illustrations + 11 photographs not included in the original edition. Introduction by R. J. Sellick.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1973, Revised Edition
£8.00

MacGillivray, Royce - Restoration Historians and the English Civil War

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has two small closed edge tears. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xi,264. This is a study of the histories of the English Civil War, or aspects of it, written up to 1702 when the first volume of Clarendon's History of the Rebellion was published (Clarendon being one of the historians studied).
Published : Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague 1974, First Edition
£25.00

Machin Frank - The Yorkshire Miners a History Volume 1

A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper with a couple of edge tears. Pp.xi,496. Frontispiece and 16 illustrations. The story of the Yorkshire miner to 1881.
Published : National Union of Mineworkers 1958, First Edition
£14.00

Mader, Gunter; Neubert-Mader, Laila - The English Formal Garden: Five Centuries of Design

Hardback. Square 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 232 pages. More than 200 illustrations, many in colour, and plans. The book "offers an authoritative account of the development, features, leading originators and sources of the English formal garden style."
Published : Aurum Press Ltd, London 1997, First English Edition
£30.00

Malan A.H. (Editor) - More Famous Homes of Great Britain and Their Stories

4to. A very good copy bound in a full red leather gilt-tooled binding attractively decorated in gilt on the spine with five raised bands. Some surface rubbing. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xx,337. Numerous photographic illustrations. Includes Compton Wynyates, Levens Hall, Naworth Castle, Cotehele, Longleat, Glamis, Mount Edgcumbe, Blickling Hall, Rufford Abbey, Wilton House, Inveraray and Knole.
Published : G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York and London 1900, First Edition
£50.00

Manley William - A Collection of the Laws of the Customs Now in Force to Prevent Frauds and Abuses in the Revenue and the Illegal Importation and Exportation of Prohibited and Uncustomed Goods

Hardback. A good copy which has been rebound with marbled boards and a leather (or pretend leather) spine which is lettered and decorated in gilt. New end-papers. Ownership inscription - "Abel Hicks, his book--"dated 1742. A fair amount of foxing/soiling mostly towards the page edges. The last few pages are torn, with a little loss, at the top edge. Pp.viii,285 + "a list of all the head ports, member ports, creeks etc in England and Wales, shewing all the lawful keys, wharfs etc ---with their proper uses and dsimensions"; Forms of Proceedings in Customs matters; "The opinions of council in particular doubtful cases"; an index; and "A table of all the Acts which have any relation to the Customs." All these latter parts are unpaginated. The main part of the book is an abridgment of the Acts relating to Customs. There is also an Introduction. The book is intended to contain everything the Customs Officer of 1742 needed to know when carrying out his duties. A scarce work and a fascinating piece of history.
Published : Printed By Thomas Baskett and Robert Baskett, for Robert Vincent, at the Crown and Scepter, in Ludgate-street, London 1742, First Edition
£335.00

Mann James A. - The Cotton Trade of Great Britain: Its Rise, Progress and Present Extent,

Hardback. A good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt. Cloth a little torn at spine ends. Pp.vii,134. 36 statistical tables, some folding.
Published : Simpkin Marshall & Co, London 1860, First Edition
£26.00

Markham Christopher A. - The Proverbs of Northamptonshire

A very good copy of this slim volume in original red cloth lettered in gilt. Presentation copy from the author. 39pp. Scarce.
Published : Stanton & Son 1897, First Edition
£40.00

Markham Christopher A. and Cox Rev. J. Charles (Editors) - The Records of the Borough of Northampton [Two Volumes Complete]

Hardbacks. A good two volume set in green cloth lettered in black. Vol. I has smallish tear in cloth at join of spine and back board. This set is no.377 of 500 small paper copies. Vol. I pp.xxxv,511. 6 illustrations. Vol. II, pp.xii,602. 6 plates as called for but lacks plan of the old town of Northampton. [Extra postage may be required for this heavy set].
Published : Corporation of the County Borough of Northampton 1898, First Edition
£25.00

Martineau Harriet - A Complete Guide to the English Lakes

Hardback. 16mo. Nd. 1850s/60s. A just about good copy in the original dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine and lettered in gilt on the upper board. Cloth a little torn at top of spine. Board tips worn. Lower front hinge cracked. 210 pages + prelims, directory, adverts etc. Eleven steel-engraved plates. Six drawings of which two are folding. Two plates of hotels in adverts. section. Lacks geological map.
Published : John Garnett, Windermere, Second Edition
£45.00

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
£7.00

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

Hardback. 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
£15.00

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
£220.00

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
£90.00

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
£90.00

Moon, Nigel - The Windmills of Leicestershire and Rutland

Hardback. 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
£60.00

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
£20.00

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
£12.00

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
£80.00

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
£40.00