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Vaughan John - The English Guide Book C1780-1870 An Illustrated History

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper with remains of a piece of sellotape across the foot. 167pp. 79 illus. This is the first full-length study of the English guide book.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1974, First Edition

Verey, David - The Diary of a Cotswold Parson

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 189 pages. Frontispiece and 22 illustrations. This is the diary, from 1820 to 1852, of the Reverend Francis Edward Witts, who was Rector of Upper Slaughter. It "throws new light on to a fascinating period of English social history."
Published : Alan Sutton 1978, First Edition

Victoria and Albert Museum - List of Rubbings of Brasses

A very good copy. 115pp + 56 plates. The rubbings are classified and arranged in chronological order and date back as far as the 13th century.
Published : HMSO, London 1915, First Edition

Wagner Anthony Richard - English Genealogy

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.xii,397. A comprehensive picture of English genealogy in relation to English history.
Published : Clarendon Press, Oxford 1960, First Edition

Wakefield Priscilla - A Family Tour Through the British Empire; Containing Some Account of Its Manufactures, Natural and Artificial Curiosities, History and Antiquities: Interspersed with Biographical Anecdotes. Particularly Adapted to the Amusement and Instruction of Youth

Hardback. A good plus copy in a full leather binding which has been rebacked with new end-papers. Marbled edges and end-papers. Small ex libris label on front fixed end-paper. Pp.iv,454 + notes, itinerary and publisher's adverts. Folding map (with a tear without loss). Consists of a tour of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
Published : Darton, Harvey and Darton, London 1818, Ninth Edition

Ware, J. Redding - The Isle of Wight

Hardback. Nd. Early 1870s? A good copy in brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Bevelled edges. All edges gilt. Some wear to board tips. No ownership inscription. Some foxing. Smallish ink? mark at foot of a few later pages. Pp.[4],182. 15 mounted photographs of which 12 are full-page with tissue-guards. Photograph available on request.
Published : Provost & Co, London, New Edition

Welch Charles - History of the Monument with a Brief Account of the Great Fire of London Which it Commemorates

A very good copy in quarter leather which is a little scuffed. Original paper covers bound in. Two bookplates. 119 pages. 12 illustrations including 3 folding. Tipped in is a small extract which appears to be from The Spectator of August 12, 1738: "On Saturday last some sailors went up the monument and placed a live turkey on the top thereof, which in a short time drew a prodigious number of gazers; by which means the press gangs in the street pick'd up a great number of proper persons for manning his Majesty's fleet"!
Published : Prepared and Printed Under the Direction of the City Lands Committee of the Corporation of the City of London 1893, First Edition

Wells J. - The Charm of Oxford

Illustrated by W.G. Blackall.
4to. A very good, bright, copy in black cloth decorated on upper board and lettered in gilt on spine and upper board. No ownership inscription and just a little light foxing to page ends. 154pp. 26 tissue-guarded illustrations.
Published : Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co, London 1921, Second Edition (Revised)

Wells Professor F.A. - The British Hosiery and Knitwear Industry: Its History and Organisation

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 256pp. 10 plates. 4 diagrams. First published in 1935. Part2 dealing with the modern industry has been completely rewritten for this edition.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1972, Revised Edition

Welsh, Alexander - The City of Dickens

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 233 pages. 13 plates.
Published : Oxford University Press 1973, Reprint

Welsh, Alexander - The City of Dickens

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 233 pages. 13 plates.
Published : Oxford University Press 1973, Reprint

Westell W. Percival - Historic Hertfordshire

Hardback. A good copy in the original green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A little wear at spine ends. No ownership inscription. Pp.xiii,198. 8 plates. 12 figures. Folding map. Chapters on Hertfordshire poets, fairs and markets, vertebrate fauna etc.
Published : Stephen Austin & Sons Ltd., Hertford 1931, First Edition

Weston, Capt. W. J. - The North Riding of Yorkshire (Cambridge County Geographies)

Hardback. A very good copy in light green cloth. Slight fading to spine. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.viii,161. Numerous illustrations. Coloured map end-papers. A volume in the Cambridge County Geographies series.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1919, First Edition

Whitehead Thos. - History of the Dales Congregational Churches

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 425 pages (including two page list of subscribers) + errata page and several "Notes" pages. Numerous illustrations. Double-page map.
Published : Feather Bros., Keighley 1930, First Edition

Williamson Hugh Ross - The Flowering Hawthorn

Illustrated by Clare Leighton.
A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which shows a little minor edge wear and tear and very minor chipping. 119 pages. 8 woodcuts by Clare Leighton. This is an essay on the famous Thorn of Glastonbury.
Published : Peter Davies, London 1962, First Edition

Willis R. L. - Journal of a Tour from London to Elgin Made About 1790 in Company with Mr. Brodie, Younger Brother of Brodie of Brodie

Hardback. 12mo. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. Bevelled edges. No ownership inscription. A little edge foxing. One of only 250 copies. 84 pages. "The writer of this Journal being an educated and travelled gentleman, his observations do not lack merit and they are seldom dull".
Published : Thomson Brothers, Edinburgh 1897, First Edition

Wood Robert - West Hartlepool the Rise and Development of a Victorian New Town

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author as follows: "To Sir Compton Mackenzie the best known native of West Hartlepool from Robert Wood another native". Pp.xiii,354. Frontispiece and 16 plates. 9 maps.
Published : West Hartlepool Corporation 1967, First Edition

Woodcock, Thomas; Robinson, John Martin - Heraldry in National Trust Houses

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. 240 pages. Many colour illustrations.
Published : National Trust Enterprises Ltd., London 2000, First Edition

Worth R. Hansford - Worth's Dartmoor

A very good copy in a good, complete and untorn dustwrapper which is faded to the spine (but leaving the lettering clear). Pp.xvi,523. 93 plates. 129 figures. Map end-papers. A compilation of Worth's writings on Dartmoor.
Published : David & Charles 1971, Reprint

Wrigley C.J. (Introduction) - The Working Classes in the Victorian Age : Debates on the Issue from 19th Century Critical Journals Volume 1 Political Economy and Whig Reforms 1815-1837

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is a little faded on the spine (although the lettering remains clear). A clean copy without foxing or ownsrship inscription. A volume in the "Victorian Social Conscience" library.
Published : Gregg International Publishers 1973, First Edition

Young Peter - Edgehill 1642 the Campaign and the Battle

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper with a chip at the top of the front cover. Pp.xviii,344. Illustrated including colour. Maps. Errata slip.
Published : The Roundwood Press 1967, First Edition