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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


12037. : Picturesque Europe The British Isles.

London: Cassell & Company n.d. c.1880. Two matching volumes. 32 by 25 cms. Vol. I, xii+288 pp. Vol. II, vii+ 288, with illustrations on steel and wood. 26 steel engravings by Birket Foster, Harry Fenn, E. M. Wimperis, P. Skelton, D. McKewan, S. Read, J. Chase, and others. Half leather and cloth, six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt lining and decoration, marbled endpapers, and fore edges. The spine has some edge scuffing, as have the leather corners, and a little rubbing to spine extremities, some scattered light spotting, otherwise very good, a handsome pair. both have a bookseller label R. Carswell Donegall Place Belfast. Very heavy books requiring additional postage. 55.00


6404. : The Story of the Ramsey Life-Boat Station Established 1829 and the founding of the Royal National Life-Boat Institution by Sir W. Hillary in 1824.

Ramsey: Jan. 1968. 21.5 by 14 cms. 40 pp. illustrated. card covers, in very good condition. Photographs from 1869 to the 1960's. Includes their record from 1868, medals and awards,coxswains, bowmen and mechanics and chairmen of the Ramsey committee. Histories of life-boat stations seem to be thin on the ground. 15.00


15608. Allen, Thomas: The History and Antiquities of London Westminster Southwark and Parts Adjacent.

London: Cowie & Strange, 1827. 20.5 by 13.5 cms. Complete in four volumes. Vol. I. 468 pp. Vol. II. 589 pp. Vol III. 788 pp. Vol IV 574 pp. Illustrated with engravings in copper and wood. One plate is missing from Vol III, but in the four volumes there are three extra plates, not listed. Hardback with red and gilt spine labels. In very good fresh condition. A handsome set, very well illustrated. 395.00


17703. Amos, Louise and others: In Living Memory Life in "The Boroughs", The Boroughs and Horsemarket Living Memory Project.

Northampton: Northampton Arts Development Publication, 1987. 136 pp. 21.5 x 14.5 cm. Thirty-six illustrations, and 2 maps. Showing a bit of wear, but a valuable study on local history in Northampton, and now seems scarce. 23.00


4038. Ashcroft, M.Y: A History of the North Riding of Yorkshire County Council.

Northallerton: 1974. A4 size, in black plastic binder, pp ix+ 174, illustrated with several maps and plates. In quite good condition but the last page is torn with slight loss of text affecting 4 bibliographical references. Ex PRONI library with small stamp on ffep. 10.00


16672. Bartholomew, John: The Survey Gazetteer of the British Isles including Summary of 1931 Census and Reference Atlas..

Edinburgh: John Bartholomew, 1943. Ninth edition. xxxii + 48 pages of coloured maps + 748 pp. 26 x 18 cm. Census results since 1801. Rainfall. Temperatures. Useful gazetteer "of over 90,000 place names", including all the little villages and towns in the United Kingdon, and in the Republic of Ireland, indicating facities like railways stations and Post Offices. The very attractive maps are coloured to show County Divisions, and are at one tenth-inch to the mile. Gold-blocked black boards, no dw. The boards are worn, and the bottom corners are bruised, but the binding is tight. Bookplate of former owner. Unpackaged weight 1,650g. 15.50


17160. Batsford, Harry: London Work and Play A Series of Illustrations.

London: B.T. Batsford, 1950. First edition. 68 pp. 22 x 17 cm. 84 photographic illustrations. Black-blocked green boards with a green binding strip and a pictorial dustwrapper. Map on rear of dustwrapper. The spine of the book is sunfaded, and the dustwrapper has edge nicks, but otherwise a good copy of a scarce Batsford edition. 20.00


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


14544. Bird, Sheila: Lyme Regis Uplyme & Charmouth Companion.

Uplyme: N. J. Clarke Publications, c1990. 56 pp. 22 x 15.5 cm. Splendid local history, illustrated with plates, drawings, and maps. Pictorial glazed card covers. Scarce title from this local publisher. Very fresh copy, except for 1-cm crease on top corner of back cover. 11.00


11820. Broomilow, Anne and Power, Jim: Looking Back Photographs and Memories of Life in the Bolton Area 1890-1939.

Bolton Museum and Art Gallery 1983. 25 by 17 cms. 92 pp. illustrated, softcovers, there is a small mark where a label has been removed on the rear cover otherwise in very good condition. Fascinating historic photos. 15.00


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. 25.00


7690. Clarke, Richard C.: In Praise of Bishop's Stortford and the Herts, Essex Border Country.

Oxford: Richard C. Clarke 1993. 21.5 by 29.5 cms. no pagination. 26 plates with text, in monochrome and colour of drawings, sketches and paintings, by the author, of the town and area, done between 1913-1982. Printed for the artist. 11.50


16306. Collyer, Graham, editor: Hope Cove Galmpton and South Huish The Story of a Devon Parish.

Plymouth: Hope Archive Group, 2005. ix+150 pp. 25 x 20 cm. Profusely illustrated, in colour and b&w. Maps including 5 folding. Pictorial glazed card overs. Small crease to rear cover, o/w in very good condition. A comprehensive, well-illustrated study of this part of the South Hams in Devon. This title does not appear in Copac. 42.00


5535. Copley, Gordon J, editor: Camden's Brittania Kent.

London: Hutchinsons, 1977. 25 by 19 cms. xxvii+96 pp. map, contemporary illustrations, from the edition of 1789 by Richard Gough, annotated and edited by Gordon J Copley. Very good in dustwrapper. Camden's Brittania was published in 1586 as an historical and topographical survey of English counties. Written shortly after the Dissolution of the Monasteries and before the destructions of the Civil War it is a primary source of great value. This was the first volume of a modern edition fully annotated to bring it into modern times. 15.00


10305. Croft, Eric: Yesterday's Lincolnshire Series No 12 Sleaford and District on old Picture Postcards

Nottingham: Reflections of a Bygone Age, 2003. A selection of picture postcards featuring scenes during the past century with informative captions. 36 pp. 21 x 15 cm. 55 images of Sleaford. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition, almost as new. A very nice production. 8.00


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


8743. Dearden, Steven and Ken Hassell: The Isle of Man A Postcard Tour Volume 1 - Ramsey and the North.

Ayrshire: Richard Stenlake Publishing, 1995. 96 pp. 27 x 21 cm. 193 illustrations. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. A comprehensive survey of the north of the island, from postcards. 15.00


151. Ferguson, R.S: A History of Cumberland.

London, Elliot Stock 1898. 312 pp. Popular County Histories. hardback, in very good condition. Covers the history of the county from earliest times and has a useful list of books relating to Cumberland. 10.00


5420. Grimstone, A. V., editor: Pembroke College Cambridge A Celebration.

Cambridge: Pembroke College, 1997. 167 pp. 25 x 19 cm. One-hundred-and-nineteen illustrations. This very handsome book was published to mark the 650th anniversary of the college. Very good, almost as new, in very good dustwrapper. 10.00


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


6317. Kemp, Richard: Some Notes on the Ward of Aldgate and its Ancient and Modern History. To commemorate the Election of Alderman John Pound, as Lord Mayor of the City of London.

London: Eden Fisher & Co. 2nd edition 1904. 25.5 by 19 cms. 81 pp. illustrated, one folding plate, maps, green cloth boards and green leather spine and corners. Spine rubbed, otherwise very good. This is an excellent local history of this historic London ward, with many old illustrations of long gone buildings, photographs and historic maps along with a reconstructed view of the area in 1500. 25.00


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. 55.00


6354. Lewer, David: The Story of Swanage A History from Early Times.

Bournemouth: Harewood Publications, 1986. 32 pp. 21 x 15 cm. 85 illustrations, including maps, some in colour. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. 10.00


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


18056. Miller, Mervyn: Hampstead Garden Suburb Arts and Crafts Utopia?

Chichester: Phillimore & Co. Ltd, 2006. viii + 280 pp. 28 x 21 cm. Portrait frontispiece. 152 illustrations, including maps, and 42 coloured plates. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked green boards, in very good condition, in a v.g. dustwrapper. Unpackaged weight 1,300g. 35.00


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. 95.00


15607. Pennant, Thomas: Some Account of London.

London: Printed for J. Faulder and 13 others, Fifth edition with considerable additions, 1813. 26 by 17 cms. viii+660 pp. 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


8781. Photochrom Co. Ltd. London: Photographic Series Album Views North Wales. Part I.

London: Photochrom Co. Ltd. n.d. c.1900 22 by 30.5 cms. 14 pp. photographs of Llandudno, Conway castle, Colwyn Bay, Bettws-y-Coed, Aberglaslyn pass, Penmaenmawr, Sychant pass, Bangor Cathedral, Menai bridge, Carnarvon castle, Snowdon, Llanberis pass, Rhyl, and others. Dark green boards with gilt title and decorative floral border. In very good condition, covers very bright and fresh, a lovely copy. 18.00


1679. Redfern, P, editor: South and West Wales, A Souvenir of the Co-Operative Congress.

Manchester: Co-Operative Wholesale Society Limited, 1935. 84pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. Nine essays on South Wales, including mining and shipping. 52 illustrations, including double-page coloured map, and A & C Black colour plates. In very good condition. No dw. 10.00


6368. Reid, Helen: Bristol & Co The Story of Bristol's long running Businesses 1710 to the present day.

Bristol: Redcliffe Press Ltd, 1987. First edition. 123 pp. 24 x 17.5 cm. A story of survivors, more than 130 local firms which have been in existence in Bristol for more than 100 years. Fifty amazing illustrations, including advertisements. Bibliography. List of firms. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. 15.00


8790. Rock bros London.: Eighty Fine Art Photographs Bath and District.

Rock Bros London n.d. c.1900 28.5 by 22 cms. 36 pp. Red boards with gilt title and decoration. Wear to spine and corners, some old top corner water staining to some pages, otherwise in fair/good condition. 18.00


6078. Singleton, Steve, compiler: Images of Lytham St Annes.

Derby: The Breedon Books Publishing Company, 1996. First edition. 158 pp. 30.5 x 21.5 cm. Illustrated with 300 photographs from the Blackpool Evening Gazette. Blue boards, in very good condition, in a very good dustwrapper. A splendid photographic record of this Lancashire seaside resort. 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


9417. Wade, H.O: Exploring the North East Part II Around Morpeth.

Hexham: Abbey press 1968. 20 pp. illustrated, green card covers, in very good condition, a series of articles formerly published in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle. 9.50


9404. Walker, H. H.: The History of the Harrogate Stray.

Harrogate: H. H. Walker, c1979. First edition. 66 pp. 20.5 x 14.5cm. Signed by the author, and while there is no printed date of publication the author's signature is dated: 18. 6.79. Five full-page period illustrations, from Pickersgill Palliser's Views of Harrogate. Five extensive "notes" at the end. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. In very good condition. The history of this open space in Harrogate. 15.00


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


12881. Woodward, BB: The History of Wales from the Earliest Times, to Its Final Incorporation with the Kingdom of England; with Notices of Its Physical Geography, And Mineral Wealth, and of the Religion and Literature, Law, Customs, Manners, and Arts of the Welsh.

London: Virtue & Company, c1853. Volume 4 only, of the five-volume set. Fifteen superb steel engravings, followed immediately by pages 361 to 480, without any titlepage. 26.5 x 17.5 cm. In the original publisher's gold- and blind-blocked blue grained cloth, with elaborate spine decoration incorporating a gilt harp, and a gilt vignette of Prince of Wales feathers on the front board. The fifteen engravings are of illustrations by Henry Gastineau, and the engravers include S Lacey, W Wallis, HW Bond, HG Watkins, J Outhwaite, JC Varrall and H Adlard. The engravings are: Merthyr Tydvil, Cyfartha Castle, Caerphieli, Ragland, Llyu Ogwen, Llanthony Abbey (2), Llanberis Lake, Caerphilli Castle, Caerleon, Remains of St Dogmael's Priory, Ragland Castle, Welch Pool, Pembroke Town and Castle, and Rhuabon. There is some foxing to the engravings. The front free end paper has the impressed blind stamp "J.S.Virtue/ Swansea/ Publisher". 45.00

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