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The Rev. William Bawdwen:
Dom Boc. A Translation of the Record called Domesday, so far as relates to the County of York, including also Amounderness, Lonsdale, and Furness, in Lancashire; and such parts of Westmoreland and Cumberland as are contained in the survey. Also the counties of Derby, Nottingham, Rutland and Lincoln, with an Introduction, Glossary, & Indexes.

Doncaster: printed by W. Sheardown, 1809. First edition. iv, 31, 628, 61 (glossary and indeces), [iii] errata and prospectus for his series. Large-paper copy, 280x220mm. Contents very clean and largely unopened. With the armorial bookplate of Telford to the pastedown. In the publishers' boards, recently re-covered in blue-grey paper with a pale cream paper-covered spine with label. A very nice copy. Very Good+.
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Price: 150.00


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[C. Dinmore]:
A Correct Copy of all the Addresses, Squibs, Songs, Poetry, &c. which appeared during the late Contested Election for a Burgess to serve in Parliament for the Borough of King's Lynn in the County of Norfolk.

Lynn Regis [Norfolk], Printed for and Published by C. Dinmore, 1822. First edition. [ii], iv, 108pp, plus the guarded foldout woodcut frontis, 'Don't I look spruce on my Neddy?', and includes ten pages listing the voters and how they voted taken from the Poll Book. Furious mudslinging and some violence in the people's campaign to avoid having a placeman foisted on them: it failed (see the online History of Parliament). Print bold and pages good, though with foxing throughout and some browning. 1cm loss to corner of foldout. 12mo, c.18x12cms, in the original blue publishers' boards with new cream spine and label. Rare. Good copy. Very Good.

Price: 280.00


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Sheldon, Frederick:
History of Berwick-upon-Tweed; Being a Concise Description of that Ancient Borough, from its Origin down to the Present Time, to which are added Notices of Tweedmouth, Spittal, Norham, Holy Island, Coldingham, etc.

Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black; London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longman; and Berwick: John Wilson: 1849. First edition. xx, 438, (i)[errata]; with 6 plates, 5 of which are 2-page. Text generally very clean, plates have varying degrees of foxing. Large 8vo, firm, in faded original green cloth with gilt title. Slight wear to corners and spine ends. Good copy of the original edition. Very Good.

Price: 95.00


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J.T. Blight:
Churches of West Cornwall; with notes of Antiquities of the District.

Oxford and London: John Henry and James Parker, 1865. First edition. iv, 154, [errata], 8 (adverts). Richly illustrated with the author's wood engravings. Pages clean. An early ownership name and a later one on the blank facing the title page. With the original brown endpapers (rear endpapers split at the gutter), in the original brown cloth, ruled in blind, spine titled and ruled in gilt. Spine ends fraying slightly, with a couple of small punctures to the joints, and corners blunted. Clean and firm: a very nice copy of the first edition. Very Good.

Price: 70.00


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Joseph Foster:
Pedigrees of Yorkshire Families: complete in two volumes: 1: West Riding; 2: North and East Riding. Authenticated by the members of each family.

London: W. Wilfred Head, 1874. First edition. Vol I: [xvi], followed by more than 130 pedigrees, most in the form of large foldout sheets, each with their arms, and in four cases with the coat of arms also reproduced finely on a separate page (no colour). The Calverly pedigree is present only in facsimile, laid in; the Howard pedigrees fit in a pocket inside the back cover. Foldouts in very good clean order: some inner corners are bent at the tip, and a few are darkened at the edge where this has been exposed. A very few bear a previous owner's unobtrusive notes or marks. With the original yellow endpapers, reinforced at the hinges, and with the armorial bookplate of George Dixon, the first owner. /// Vol II: [xii], followed by more than 90 pedigrees, most in the form of large foldout sheets, each with their arms, and in three cases with the coat of arms also reproduced finely on a separate page (no colour). The Favell and Willoughby pedigrees appear to be lacking, and the Cholmeley, Constable and Strangewayes pedigrees are present only in facsimile, laid in. The Constable has a faint stain from sellotape formerly used to join two sheets. The Rudston-Read pedigree is supplemented by an extensive 1968 addendum in pencil on a separate sheet, laid in. /// Large quarto, in the original bindings of green cloth over bevelled boards, titled in gilt. Refurbished, clean and firm, gilt a little dull. A very nice set. Very Good+.
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James Croston:
County Families of Lancashire and Cheshire.

London: John Heywood, 1887. First edition. xii, 448pp. Illustrated. Large paper. Contents very clean, with a paperclip mark at p.297, and early ownership names (Hulton family) to head of title page. The original black endpapers, reinforced at the gutter, bear an art nouveau bookplate, and the pages adjacent to the endpapers are foxed. Quarto, in the original binding of brown cloth, ruled, titled and decorated in black and gilt, clean and bright: slight puckering to cloth of upper board, spine ends reinforced, a few minor marks. Very good firm copy. Very Good.
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A Pictorial and Descriptive Guide to Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon, Bolton Abbey, Fountains Abbey, Pateley Bridge, Wharfedale, York, Etc. With an appendix for cyclists and motorists. ['Red guides']

London: Ward Lock, 1902-3 Series. Seventh Edition - re-written. 192pp, with photographs, plans and maps in the text, and two fold-out maps. Preceded, interspersed and followed by many pages of advertisements, some being on tinted paper. Contents unmarked and in very good order, with some toning to edges of maps. Octavo, with rounded corners, in the original red cloth over thin boards, with patterned borders and with 'Harrogate' given as the title. Firm, slightly darkened and rubbed. Very good copy. VG.

Price: 40.00


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Robert Brown, Jun. F.S.A.:
Notes on the Earlier History of Barton-on-Humber. Vol. I: To the End of the Norman Period, A.D. 1154; Vol. II: A.D. 1154-1377.

London: Elliot Stock, 1906, 1908. First edition. Vol. I: xiv, 133; Vol. II: xvi, 238 (including an index), followed by a page of Press Notices of the first volume. Each volume with a tissue-guarded frontis, coloured armorial decoration to the title page, and illustrated with photographs, plans and maps, some folding. One fold repaired. Contents very clean. Black endpapers, and in the original bindings of blue cloth over bevelled boards titled and decorated in gilt: bright, spines slightly darker. Vol I spine ends are puckered and scuffed, those of Vol II are frayed, with a short tear at head of lower joint. Boards firm, with light scuffs to joints and corners. Much on the Saxon Church of St Peter. Very nice set. Very Good.
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Price: 160.00


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Edited by A. Lindsay Kelly:
Kelly's Directory of Essex, 1926.

London: Kelly Directories Ltd, [1925?]. Original printing. 26 adverts, xx, 1075p: complete with the coloured map, with a minor professional repair. Advertisement endpapers rubbed: contents otherwise very good. Edges sprinkled. Quarto, In the original binding of red cloth, ruled in blind, with advertisements in black to the boards, and titled in gilt to boards and spine. Boards bright and firm, spine slightly dulled and puckered, with a small repair to head. Very nice copy. VG+.
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Charles Lucas:
The Fenman's World.

Norwich: Jarrold & Sons (Jarrolds), 1930. First edition. xvi, 223pp, illustrated with text drawings and photographs, including a portrait frontis. The author lived at Burwell all his life, being a Fen Commissioner and practising as a doctor. Contents generally clean and in good order, with mild foxing to the endpapers and a few minor soil marks in the text. In the original binding of pink cloth, front board ruled and titled in blind, spine titled in gilt. Cloth faded and marked, extremities bumped, but firm, and has a good character. Now a very scarce title. VG.

Price: 80.00


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Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Cambridge, Norfolk, Suffolk & Essex 1937.

London: Kelly's Directories, 1937. Original edition. 34 adverts, xxvi, 410; x, 922; viii, 684; 40 adverts, xxiv, 898, 2 adverts; plus the advert endpapers. Unusual 3,000-page compilation of the four counties: only one map present (Cambridgeshire). Map crisp, contents clean and fresh, boards very bright, spine (rebacked and laid down) a little dulled. A very attractive firm clean copy. VG+.
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J.J. Alexander and W.R. Hooper:
The History of Great Torrington in the County of Devon. [cover title: The History of Great Torrington North Devon].

Sutton, Surrey: Advance Studio, 1948. First edition. xiv, 261, [2], followed by a large folding map in colour. Lavish production, with many illustrations, including photographs and guarded plates of coats of arms in colour. Foxing to the endpapers, prelims, and closed edges: pages and plates very clean. Printed gift slip 'with the Writer's Compliments' tipped in at the title page, and at p.120 a slip is laid in declaring the availability of photographic copies of the Letters Patent for insertion in the book. Quarto, in the original binding of pale buff cloth, titled in brown, and with inset a fleur-de-lis coat of arms in colour: bright, clean and firm, with the corners a little knocked. In the protected dust jacket, which is a little tanned, soiled and frayed. Very Good+ in G- dust-jacket.
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Charles Hadfield:
The Canals of South and South East England.

Newton Abbot: David and Charles, 1969 First edition. 393pp, illustrated. Contents clean and unmarked. In the original blue cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, bright and firm, with very slight blunting to one corner and to spine ends. In the protected unclipped pictorial green dust jacket, very bright and fresh. Very Good+ in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: 55.00


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Charles Hadfield:
The Canals of South and South East England.

Newton Abbot: David and Charles, 1969 First edition. 393pp, illustrated. Ex-library copy, with evidences to only the pastedowns, the front free endpaper, and the copyright page. Accidental short biro mark to p.7, and a small nick to margin of p155/156. Contents otherwise in very fresh condition but for an untidy full-width tissue repair to p153/154 (see photo). In the original blue cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, bright and firm, corners sharp. In the protected unclipped pictorial green dust jacket: very bright, head of spine scuffed, small tide stains to spine ends, and light wear to some edges including two short closed tears. VG- in VG dust-jacket.

Price: 35.00


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Wolfenden, Stephen, with a Foreword by Michael Palin and an Introduction by Bob Jellicoe:
To the Town: Portraits of Southwold. Photographs by Stephen Wolfenden.

Kirstead: Frontier Publishing, 1988. First edition. 95pp, with the erratum slip for p.6. His classic collection of affectionate portraits of people in their working environments - shops, offices, schools, the street - in Southwold. Landscape quarto (8.2 x 10.2 ins) softcover. Floral bookplate to half-title page. Contents otherwise clean. Covers clean, lower part of front cover faintly sunned (slightly yellowed), corners very slightly knocked. Nice copy. Very Good.

Price: 28.00


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Derrick Neave:
A Third Look at Saxmundham and Area. Remembered in old postcards, photographs etc. Includes: Aldeburgh, Framlingham, Leiston, Middleton, Yoxford, Saxmundham from 1876 and 19th-Century Woodbridge. [Inscribed by author]

Halesworth: Community Publications, nd [c.1990] Presumed first and only edition. 176pp of captioned photographs. Signed inscription by Neave to first page. Contents clean and unmarked. Landscape format paperback, 14.5x21cms, in pictorial red covers, with a few light scuffs to head of spine and extreme edges. Nice copy. VG.

Price: 15.00


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Cyril Pearce:
Comrades in Conscience: The Story of an English Community's Opposition to the Great War.

London: Francis Boutle Publishers, 2001. First edition. 369pp, illustrated. Concerns Huddersfield - 'a hotbed of pacifism'. Contents fresh, clean and unmarked. Paperback with pictorial cover: very bright, with faint central crease to red spine, minimal knocks to corners: a hardly handled copy. Near Fine.

Price: 45.00


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