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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

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

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

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

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

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, Second Edition

Paget, Rt. Hon. Sir Arthur (Edited By Paget, Rt. Hon. Sir Augustus B.) - The Paget Papers Diplomatic and Other Correspondence of the Right Hon. Sir Arthur Paget, G.C.B. 1794-1807 with Two Appendices 1808 & 1821-1829

Hardback. A very good two volume set in black and yellow cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A touch of wear at spine ends. Bookplate in each volume. Unopened. Vol.1 pp.xx,[4],366. 12 portraits. Vol.11,pp.[8],410. 12 portraits. Sir Arthur Paget was a British diplomat. He was British Minister to Austria from 1801 to 1806 and British Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire from 1807 to 1809. As the Marquess of Anglesey he was Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland from 1821 to 1829.
Published : William Heinemann, London 1896, First Edition

Palmer W.J. - The Tyne and Its Tributaries

Illustrated by W.J. Palmer.
Hardback. 4to. A good copy in publisher's green cloth with gilt illustration and title in black on front board and black illustration and title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Some foxing to pages. Black and white illustrations throughout by the author. Spine rubbed top and bottom and boards darkened with small stain at foot. Map to rear is complete with no tears. 308 pages.
Published : George Bell & Sons, London 1882, First Edition

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

Hardback. 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

Hardback. 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

Phillips Derek and Heywood Brenda - Excavations at York Minster: Volume I from Roman Fortress to Norman Cathedral Part I the Site ; Part 2 the Finds

Hardback. 4to. A near fine two volume set in fine dustwrappers and fine slipcase. Ownership inscription on front end-paper of each volume. Pp..xxiii,1-221; 223-658. 154 plates. 210 figures. 39 tables. "The historical evidence gained from these excavations offers an outstandingly detailed account of social, economic and ideological change in a place favoured by Roman, Anglian, Viking and Norman invaders. The results are of particular importance for the story of European urbanism in its most obscure period, the first millennium AD." Please note this is a very heavy set which will require extra postage.
Published : Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, London 1995, 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 Sidney (Introduction) - The Sheffield Outrages

Hardback. Folio. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is faded on the spine and which has a few tears. Pp.xix,xvi,452. The book comprises the Minutes of Evidence taken by a Royal Commission and its 1867 Report into acts of violence committed in Sheffield and what connection if any trades unions had with these acts. The Report is "a vivid and first-hand account of the lives and conditions of Viuctorian craftsmen."
Published : Adams & Dart, Bath 1971, First Edition Thus

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

Porter Enid - Cambridgeshire Customs and Folklore

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is now protected. Gift inscription on front end-paper. 419pp. 78 plates. Map. Includes Fenland material provided by W.H. Barrett. A fascinating book.
Published : Routledge & Kegan Paul, London 1969, First Edition

Postles, David - The Surnames of Leicestershire and Rutland

Hardback. 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 - Dynasty of Ironfounders : The Darbys and Coalbrookdale

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a good dustwrapper which has a number of edge chips and tears. Ownership inscription. Pp.xvi,308. Plates. Illustrations in the text. There are a few pencilled corrections/additions to the text. Typed letter to the author from the previous owner of the book. A newspaper cutting has left a brown mark to the contents page and final page of the prefix. A study of the Coalbrookdale Company, the ironworkd founded in 1699 by Abraham Darby and managed by five generations of his family.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1953, 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

Hardback. 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

Hardback. 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 humourous, 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

Hardback. 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

Ridpath George - The Border History of England and Scotland Deduced from the Earliest Times to the Union of the Two Crowns

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a rather torn dustwrapper. Small ownership label on front end-paper. Pp.iv,496. This is a facsimile reprint of the 1848 edition.
Published : The Mercat Press, Edinburgh 1979,