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Chains on the River. The Thames Embankments and the Construction of Nature.
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Chains on the River. The Thames Embankments and the Construction of Nature.

By Oliver, Stuart

Twickenham: Stuart Oliver, 2002 148mm x 210mm tall (6" x 8.25" approx.). Pp (ii), 101, with a b/w photo frontispice plate. Fine, in the original black-printed, photo-illustrated, white card covers. Published as No. 31 in the "Historical Geography Research Series". First Edition. Photo-illustrated Card Covers. Fine/N/A. 8vo..

$16.24

Dean Forest Footplate Memories [signed by Author & three of his colleagues]
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Dean Forest Footplate Memories [signed by Author & three of his colleagues]

By Barnett, Bob

Great Addingon, Kettering: Silver Link Publishing Ltd, 2007 175mm x 240mm tall (7" x 9.5" approx.). 208pp with a frontispiece map; a double-page plan of of the stations and layout at Lydney Junction, and b/w photos throughout [including photographs and short biographies of thirty-eight of the Author's fellow workers at the Railway, three of which have been signed by their subjects]. Very good, in the original photo-illustrated soft-card covers, with the laid-down, colour-printed label "This copy is an Autographed First Edition signed by the Author at The Dean Forest Railway, Norchard, Gloucester, Easter 2007". Inscribed & Signed by Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/N/A. Lge 8vo..

$27.07

A Manual of Universal History on the Basis of Ethnography: Containing a Relation of the Most Remarkable Events That Have Taken Place Among the Principal Nations of the Earth; with Descriptions of Their Most Interesting Characteristics. The Primeval Period
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A Manual of Universal History on the Basis of Ethnography: Containing a Relation of the Most Remarkable Events That Have Taken Place Among the Principal Nations of the Earth; with Descriptions of Their Most Interesting Characteristics. The Primeval Period

By Wright, J.B.

Bath, London & Edinburgh: Binns & Goodwin - Whittaker & Co. - Oliver and Boyd, 1852 Hardback, 118mm x 180mm tall (4.5" x 7" approx.). Pp xi, 220 + (xii) Catalogue of 'Some of the Works Published by Binns and Goodwin, Bath. Map frontispiece plate and colour-illustrated title-page "Printed in Body Colours by Binns and Goodwin, Bath". Spine cloth darkened, with rubs to edges and corners, including small areas of loss to cloth at head & tail of spine. Small losses to upper blank margins of four leaves due to careless opening, otherwise good, in the original blind & gilt-decorated, blue cloth-covered boards/gilt titles, and with the binder's small ticket to the rear pastedown, of Bone & Son, Fleet Street, London. Undated, but stated by COPAC [where only four copies are recorded) as having been published in 1852.. First Edition. Decorated Cloth. Good/No d/w. Sm 8vo..

$87.97

The Origin and History of the English Horse-shoe

By Murray, R.W., F.R.C.S.

Gloucester: Printed for the Cotteswold Naturalists' Field Club by John Jennings, 1928 165mm x 280mm tall (6.5" x 10.25" approx.), Contained in Vol XXIII of the Club's Proceedings and comprising pages 79 to 105 incl. plus 4 single-sided plate leaves containing a total of 33 illustrations in b/w photo or line. Fine and partially unopened. This learned article is only one of ten contained, the whole volume having pp vii, 124 with further b/w photo plates, some tissue-guarded, plus a folding plan, printed in red & black, of Roman Caerleon. Withdrawn and sold from the holdings of Keele University, the volume has only one stamp impression and is otherwise almost fine, in the original black-printed, thin card covers.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$40.60

Peter Stubs and the Lancashire Hand Tool Industry [ Sometimes misspelled as Stubbs ]
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Peter Stubs and the Lancashire Hand Tool Industry [ Sometimes misspelled as Stubbs ]

By Dane, E. Surrey, B.Com, M.A.

Altrincham: John Sherratt and Son Ltd, 1973 Hardback, 140mm x 220mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp xi, 291 + colour-plate frontispiece, a text figure, a map, and plus 16pp plates with 18 b/w photo illustrations. Prelims lightly foxed, otherise very good, in the original blue boards/gilt spine title & colour illustrated dust-wrapper.. First ( & Only) Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo..

$20.30

Walks Round Loughborough, with Numerous Illustrations
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Walks Round Loughborough, with Numerous Illustrations

By Potter, T.R. [ Thomas Rossell Potter ]

Hamilton, Adams and Co.; R.Allen, Nottingham; E. Allen, Leicester & Lee, Smith, and Cartwright, Loughborough, 1840 Hardback, 105mm x 175mm tall (4.25" x 7" approx.) Pp xii, 108 [incl. Errata]; title-page printed in red & black; decorated capitals and tail-pieces, and with 9 steel-engraved vignette illustrations, Contemporary ownership label of Anne Frances Huskisson [1825-1886], of 30, Mecklenburgh Square to the front pastedown. Light external rubs, otherwise very good, in the original cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title & rulings.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good.

$87.97

Peter Stubs and the Lancashire Hand Tool Industry [ Sometimes misspelled as Stubbs ]
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Peter Stubs and the Lancashire Hand Tool Industry [ Sometimes misspelled as Stubbs ]

By Dane, E. Surrey, B.Com, M.A.

Altrincham: John Sherratt and Son Ltd, 1973 Hardback, 140mm x 220mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp xi, 291 + colour-plate frontispiece, a text figure, a map, and plus 16pp plates with 18 b/w photo illustrations. Fine, in the original blue boards/gilt spine title & colour illustrated dust-wrapper.. First ( & Only) Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo..

$27.07

The Stalybridge, Hyde, Mossley & Dukinfield Tramways and Electricity Board. Souvenir of the Opening of the Scheme, May, 1904
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The Stalybridge, Hyde, Mossley & Dukinfield Tramways and Electricity Board. Souvenir of the Opening of the Scheme, May, 1904

By Stalybridge Historical Society

Broxbourne, Herts.: The Light Rail Transit Association, 1980 215mm x 315mm tall (8.5" x 12.25" approx.). 12pp with 22 b/w photographs, 14 text figs. and a map. A few minor external marks, otherwise good, in the original black soft card covers/gilt title. Reprint. Soft Cover. Good. Sm Folio.

$11.50

The Mersey, Ancient and Modern
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The Mersey, Ancient and Modern

By Blower, Benjn. [ Benjamin Blower ]

Liverpool: Edward Howell, 1978 Hardback, 125mm x 185mm tall (5" x 7.25" approx.). Pp vii, 88, plus an engraved frontispiece plate, 22 further engraved plates and three maps [two double-page and one multi-folding.]. Endpapers toned, otherwise very good in the original blind-ruled, olive cloth-covered boards/gilt spine titile.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Later Glassine d/w. Sm 8vo.

$74.44

The Highgate Brewery Walsall
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The Highgate Brewery Walsall

By Lloyd, Keith J. Prepared for press by Harold Parsons, Editor The Blackcountryman

49, Victoria Road, Tipton, West Midlands: The Black Country Society, 1981 140mm x 215mm tall (5.5" x 8.5" approx.). 20pp, with nine black & white photographs and two plans. Fine, in the original black-printed, illustrated soft-card covers.. First (& 0nly?) Edition. Soft Cover. Fine.

$8.80

Salter. The Story of a Family Firm 1760-1960
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Salter. The Story of a Family Firm 1760-1960

By Bache, Mary

West Bromwich: Geo. Salter & Co. Limited, 1960 Hardback, 140mm x 220mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" approx.). 95pp, with a double-page Family Tree, plus a frontispiece and 14 further plates giving a total of 33 b/w photos. Fine, in the original dark-green rexine-covered boards/dulled gilt spine title, and with the very good and unclipped, illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Very Good. Sm 8vo.

$24.36

The History of Appleby-Frodingham - An Outline

By Walshaw, G.R. & Behrendt, C.A.J.

The Appleby-Frodingham Steel Co. Branch of United Steel Companies Limited, 1950 Hardback, 208mm x 287mm tall (8.25" x 11.25" approx.). Pp x, 172 with text figs. plus a double-page frontispiece & 18 further plates containing a total of 30 b/w photographs; 2 double-page photographs of 272 members of staff and management [with printed transparent overlays naming each individual], and 6 colour-printed maps. The original binding of dark-blue cloth-covered boards/gilt titles is somewhat damp-marked to the upper tenth, but the book remains very good internally, with the neat signature of another Walshaw to the front free endpaper. The dust-wrapper is unclipped although edge-chipped and age-toned. Limited Ediition, this being No. 104 of 2,000,. First Edition. Cloth. Good/Fair. 4to.. Limited Edition.

$16.92

The Knight Rides Out. The Myth & Legend of Ashton-under-Lyne's Black Knight and the rise & fall of the once popular Black Knight Pageants
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The Knight Rides Out. The Myth & Legend of Ashton-under-Lyne's Black Knight and the rise & fall of the once popular Black Knight Pageants

By Williams, Philip, Martin & Williams, David L.

Ashton-Under-Lyne: Hoyd Publications [ History on Your Doorstep ], 2009 Softcover, 145mm x 200mm tall (5.5" x 8" approx.). Pp viii, 129 with b/w illustrations plus 1p Publisher's advert. Almost fine, in the original illustrated soft-card covers.. New Edition. Very Good/N/A. 8vo..

$20.30

British Duck Decoys of Today, 1918 [actually given on the titlepage as 'To-Day' ]

By Whitaker, J., F.Z.S., of Rainworth, Notts., Vice-President of the Selborne Society

London: The Burlington Publishing Co., Ltd.,, 1918 145mm x 215mm tall (5.5" x 8.5"). Pp (vi), 138 with a b/w frontispiece plate, plus 9 further b/w photographs, 6 illustrations in line & 22 plans of named decoys. Very minor rubs to hd/tl of spine and a small repaired snag to the foot of the back board. Otherwise good, in the original blind-ruled, green cloth-covered boards/darkened gilt spine title. With the colour-printed bookplate of the Author Thorsten Sjölin to the front pastedown. First Edition. Cloth. Good. Sm 8vo.

$304.52

The Mechanical Engineering of Collieries - Volumes 1 & 2
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The Mechanical Engineering of Collieries - Volumes 1 & 2

By Percy, C.M., Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers &c.&c. Consulting Engineer

London: Colliery Guardian Co. Ltd., 1892 Two hardbacked volumes, each 155mm x 250mm tall (6" x 9.75" approx.). The Preface in the first volume states, inter alia: "It is convenient and opportune that, simultaneously with this, the Fifth Edition of Volume I, a new edition, the Third of Volume II., thoroughly revised, is placed at the disposal of readers and co-workers in the mining industry at home and abroad.". Volume One: Pp xxviii, 428 with a steel engraved frontispiece and plate leaves [many folding] with 252 illustrations. Volume Two: Pp xviii, 334 with a steel engraved frontispiece and plate leaves [many folding] with 258 illustrations. Between them the two volumes also have a total of 65pp of mining-related advertisements, several of which are also illustrated. Original bindings of gilt & black-decorated brown cloth-covered boards/gilt titles. Some rubbing to cloth edges and corners and surface creasing to the lower part of the front board of the second volume. Internally very good. A scarce and important work, these volumes are vastly superior in content to the cheap modern reprints currently available. [Note: Some additional postage might be required for these heavy volumes. Please ask for details of the cheapest available option before placing an order.]. 5th & 3rd Editions, Thoroughly Revised. Gilt-decorated Cloth. Very Good/Later Glassine d/ws. Lge 8vo..

$473.69

A Lincolnshire Lad's Scrapbook. More Tales from Nocton Estate
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A Lincolnshire Lad's Scrapbook. More Tales from Nocton Estate

By Woodhead, Len

Hutton, Driffield: Japonica Press, 2008 170mm x 245mm tall (6.75" x 9.5" approx.). 92pp with over 150 b/w photographs and a map. Light creasing to the upper free corners, otherwise very good in the original sepia photo-illustrated soft card covers/white titles.. First Edition. Good. 4to..

$16.92

The Finding of Saint Augustine's Chair ( St. Augustine's )

By Johnston, James, M.B.Lond ( The Late )

Birmingham: Cornish Brothers, 1898 Hardback, 125mm x 190mm tall (5" x 7.5" approx.). Pp iv, 98, with a tissue-guarded frontispiece plate and plus four futher engraved plates. Lacking front free endpaper, otherwise very good, in the original red cloth-covered boards/black titles, with a captioned vignette of the chair to the front board "The Chair, Now in the Royal Museum Canterbury"... First ( & Only?) Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket.

$33.84

The Register of Baptisms, Marriages & Burials of the City of Exeter. Vol 1. The Registers of the Cathedral [for 1594-1813]

By Reynell-Upham, W.U. And Tapley-Soper, F.R.Hist.S. [ Transcribed and Edited by]

Exeter: The Devon and Cornwall Record Society, 1910 Hardback [Published 1930-31], 160mm x 220mm tall (6.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp xi, 410. Withdrawn and sold from the holdings of Keele University, the volume shows little sign of use. Labels to front endpapers, a small, neat, embossed stamp-impression to blank foot of a preliminary leaf, a label to the spine foot and prelim leaf toned. Otherwise almost fine, in green cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title. Several more Record Society volumes relating to surrounding areas, in matching bindings, also available. List provided upon request.. First Edition Thus. Cloth. Almost Fine.

$74.44

The Register of Baptisms, Marriages & Burials of the Parish of Halberton, Devon, 1605-1837

By Tapley-Soper, H., F.S.A., F.R.Hist.S., General Editor, Transcribed by C.A.T. Fursdon

Exeter: The Devon and Cornwall Record Society, 1930 Hardback [Published 1930-31], 170mm x 220mm tall (6.75" x 8.75" approx.). Pp viii, 408, with additional pages nos. 48A-48D incl., plus the Supplement pp xxii. Withdrawn and sold from the holdings of Keele University, the volume shows little sign of use. Labels to front endpapers, a small, neat, embossed stamp-impression to blank foot of a preliminary leaf, and a label to the spine foot. Otherwise almost fine, in green cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title. Several more Record Society volumes relating to surrounding areas, in matching bindings, also available. List provided upon request.. First Edition Thus. Cloth. Almost Fine.

$115.04

The Register of Baptisms, Marriages & Burials of the Parish of Branscome, Devon, 1539-1812

By Tapley-Soper, H., F.S.A., F.R.Hist.S., General Editor, Transcribed by H. Tapley-Soper (exeter City Librarian) and Elijah Chick

Exeter: The Devon and Cornwall Record Society, 1913 Hardback, 165mm x 220mm tall (6.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp xi, 308 plus a b/w photo frontispiece plate and a single-leaf cash-account record for the year ending 31st October, 1912. Withdrawn and sold from the holdings of Keele University, the volume shows little sign of use. Labels to front endpapers, a small, neat, embossed stamp-impression to blank foot of a preliminary leaf, a label to the spine foot and some browning of prelims. Otherwise almost fine, in green cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title. Several more Record Society volumes relating to surrounding areas, in matching bindings, also available. List provided upon request.. First Edition Thus. Cloth. Almost Fine.

$81.20

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