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7379. : Artistic Views of The Isle of Man with Map and Guide.

Valentine? n.d. c.1920? 23 by 31.5 cms. n.p. c.42 pp. Five pages of text and then illustrated with photographic views, map, paper covers. The illustrations are taken from postcards and seem to range in date from c. 1900 until c. 1920. There are good views of local ferries. Some wear to covers otherwise good. 25.00

9257. : Photographic Views of South Devon.

London: The Domestic Bazaar Co. n.d. c.1900. no pagination, c.38 pages of photographs of Exeter, Exmouth, Dawlish, Teignmouth, Newton Abbot, Torquay, Paignton. Red boards with gilt coat of arms on front board. A little dusty and a bit of pink colour staining from the boards to the bottom margin corner of the last few pages, otherwise fair/good. Atmospheric photos. 18.00

20169. Photochrom Co. Ltd. London: The Cabinet Album Views of Oban and Neighbourhood.

No publisher details. n.d. c.1900 22 by 30.5 cms. 14 pp. photographs of Dark green boards with gilt title and decorative floral border. 15.00

14566. Bence-Jones, Gillian: Orwell Park.

Orwell Park: Orwell Park, 1995. 136pp. 21 x 15 cm. The story of this great house, which became a girls' school, is told by a member of the last private family to live there. Illustrated with b&w plates. Pictorial matt card covers. Dedication on the back of the frontispiece from the author to Lydia de Burgh, and very slight shelf wear, o/w in good condition. 30.00

7387. Burrow, J. & Co. editors.: Burrow's Guide to the Wye from Source to Mouth.

Cheltenham & London: J. Burrow & Co. 9th ed. n.d. c.1930. 18.5 by 12.5 cms. 75pp. illustrated, road and railway maps, plan of Hereford.Decorative coloured landscape view on front cover. In good condition. 17.50

6081. Calder, Peter Richie: Roving Commission

London: Methuen & Co first published 1935. xi+228+8 pp. eight plates. 4pp insert of the publishers new books for 1935. Decorative dustwrapper by Tony Weare of a seaside "nigger minstrel" show. Minor foredge spotting, ffep removed. Dustwrapper rubbed, a little chipping, inner leaf clipped.. The author spent time with gipsies, patrols the Forth road bridge, travels a ghost bus, spends a night in Kenilworth, etc . Queer places and strange company, an instinct for the unusual. 20.00

14789. D. D. Jones: Calendar for 1894.

Carmarthen: D.D. Jones The Drapery Bazaar 7 Nott Square & 25 Nott Street. A single sheet, 37 x 57 cm. mounted on wooden hangers to top and bottom. A chromolithographed view of a lily wreathed oval centrepiece wherein is a young girl with a doll just wakened from sleep, a small kitten is on the bed facing her. The title is, "Good Morning Pussy." The months of the calendar and the Inscription D.D. Jones General Drapery, Mantle and Millinery establishment etc, are in a panel across the bottom of the print, original pink ribbon for hanging at the top. The printer was Joesbury's, Birmingham. This item shows a little wear from its 118 years. Some careful professional repair and strengthening to rear by our binder. Victorian nostalgia at its best, a sweet item, and scarce survivor. 95.00

20127. Earl, Bryn: Cornish Mining The Techniques of Metal Mining in the West of England, Past and Present.

Truro: D. Bradford Barton Ltd. 1968. 118 pp. 15 illustrations, 9 figures,map and 11 other line illustrations. In very good condition. Gold blocked grey boards, in a very good, price-clipped dustwrapper. In very good condition, a classic study. 8.00

14790. John Thomas: Calendar for 1897.

Pontardulais: Family Grocer & Provision Merchant. American Stores Pontardulais 1897. A single sheet, 45 x 56 cm. mounted on wooden hangers to top and bottom. A chromolithographed view of a dramatic incident at Waterloo, "The fight for the Standard" (Sgt. Ewart capturing the Eagle at Waterloo). This is framed by a wide panel showing wreaths, flags, swords and a medal. The months of the calendar and the Inscription John Thomas Family Grocer and Provision Merchant Tea & Coffee Salesman, Corn & Flour Merchant, American Stores, Pontardulais, home-cured bacon and hams, home-made bread and cake, finest Llandilo butter. Agent for the Tower, Mazawatee, & Everybody's Teas, are in a panel across the bottom of the print. To the rear is a printed account of the incident from Cassells Battles of the Nineteenth Century. The printer was Alf Cooke, Leeds. This item shows a little wear from its age, some careful professional repair to a few small edge tears by our binder. A great piece of high-Victorian Imperial nostalgia, and a scarce survivor. Pontardulais is in Carmarthen on the Glamorgan boundary, and had a railway station. 95.00

19015. Kearney, Tony: The Dark Side of the Dale The grim, gruesome and grisly history of the Derwent Valley..

Shotley Bridge: Dark Dale Publications, 2004. 298 pp. 23.5 x 15.5 cm. Profusely illustrated, including maps. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. Excellent local history. 30.00

8501. Knight, Charles: Pictorial Half-Hours of London Topography.

London: Charles Knight n.d. c.1850/51 20.5 by 16.5 cms 233 pp. illustrated with many engraved views, in dark green embossed cloth boards with gilt title on front board. This was produced just before the opening of the Great Exhibition in 1851. Knight produced many works guiding visitors to the Capital in association with the Great Exhibition. A good tight clean copy showing very little wear. 75.00

20126. Lorigan, Catherine: Delabole The History of the Slate Quary and the Making of its Village Community.

Reading: Pengelly Press 2007. 24.5 x 18.5 cm. x+270pp. illustrated, softcovers, in very good condition. A very comprehensive, well illustrated study. 25.00

14214. Mannex, P.J: History, Topography, and Directory, of Westmorland; and Lonsdale north of the sands in Lancashire together with a Descriptive and Geological View of the whole of the Lake District.

London Simpkin Marshall & Co. Beverley: printed for the author 1849 xvi+465+ ii pp, 22 x 14 cm, in worn half-calf binding, marbled boards. A contemporary newspaper cutting and the bookplate of Sedberg School are pasted on to the front pastedown. There is an accomplished pencil sketch of Heathwaite chapel tipped in at page 433. Maps were published as a separate volume. A nice item. 115.00

12560. Paterson, Lieutenant-Colonel: A New and Accurate Description of all the Direct and Principal Cross Roads in England and Wales, and part of the Roads of Scotland...

London: Longman, Hurst rees Orme and Brown Paternoster Row and Mr. Faden, Charing Cross Fifteenth Edition 1811.. xvi + 540 pp. with eight maps as called for, half leather and marbled boards, the spinestrip has been rebound in cloth with gilt lining and new spine label. A little edge rubbing but internally in very clean tight condition, maps as originally folded, in very good condition, a very nice copy. 125.00

15607. Pennant, Thomas: Some Account of London.

London: Printed for J. Faulder and 13 others, Fifth edition with considerable additions, 1813. viii + 660 pp. 26 x 17 cm. Folding panorama of London and Westminster, folding panorama of the Great Fire, and thirteen other plates. All plates present as called for. Contemporary boards with modern spine label. Armorial and pastoral bookplate on front pastedown of Sybil Mary Gella Scott of Penmaenucha and Athog, who, in 1915, married Major Charles Llewlyn Wynne-Jones. A few scuffs to boards, o/w in good condition. 100.00

19753. Rogers, Alan editor: Stability and Change Some Aspects of North and South Rauceby in the Nineteenth Century.

University of Nottingham Dept of Adult Education 1969. 23.5 x 17 cm.81 pp. illustrated, 11 plates, maps, card covers, owner's name on ffep otherwise in very good condition. 12.00

20128. Rushden & District History Society.: A Thousand Years of Rushden.

Rushden & District History Society second impression 2000 30.5 x 21.5 cm. viii+256 pp. illustrated, gold blocked dark blue boards, in a good dustwrapper, pictorial endpapers, in very good condition. Rushden is in Northamtonshire. 15.00

12440. Tozer & Co.: Photographic View Album of Wellington.

Wellington: Tozer & Co., c1890. (16) pp. 17.5 x 23 cm. 17 photographic views of buildings and street scenes. Red textured boards with gilt title and ornate plant decoration and lining. The staples are rusting and the centre double-page is detatched, otherwise in very good condition. Please note that this is Wellington in Northamptonshire, England. 45.00

19630. Warren, C. Henry: The Land is Yours.

London: Eyre and Spottiswoode 1943. 22 x 14.5 cms. x+162 pp. Drawings by Thomas Hennell, red and cream boards, in very good condition in a rather shelfworn, price-clipped dustwrapper. Charming illustrations. A description of life in a parish in the cornland belt of East Anglia, from seedtime to harvest. A wartime attempt at re-connecting to a vanishing rural past. 10.00

14791. Wm Greville: Calendar for 1896.

Cross-Hands: Family Grocer & Provision Merchant Cross-Hands 1896. A single sheet, 46 x 67 cm. mounted on wooden hangers to top and bottom. A chromolithographed view of five young girls dressed as bridesmaids with flower posies at a church door. The title is, "Waiting for the Bride,." The months of the calendar and the Inscription Wm. Greville Family Grocer and Provision Merchant Cross-Hands, are in a panel across the bottom of the print. The printer was E. S. & A. Robinson Bristol. This item shows a little wear from its age, there are two noticeable old creases across it where it has been rolled up, some careful professional repair to a few small edge tears by our binder. A great piece of high-Victorian nostalgia, and scarce survivor. The image is irresistably charming. Cross-Hands is in Carmarthen. 95.00

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