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Peter the Wild Boy. With Decorations by Hawke.

By Tennant, C.M. (signed):

London: James Clarke & Co, 1938 First edition. Signed by the author on front free endpaper to M.E. Tennant, Jan. 1938, and signed again later to Susan Blount, 1966. HB. Black cloth with gilt titles to spine, no dustjacket. 215pp. With 12 b&w illustrations in plates from woodcuts by Hawke. Nicely printed on laid paper with hand-cut edges. A story based on the true case of a wild boy found in Germany in 1725 living in woodland, brought to the English court of George Ist, and later looked after by a country nurse. He died in 1785 and is buried at Northchurch in Hertfordshire . This copy has loosely enclosed a press cutting review of the book from Jan.1938 and a publisher's advert for it. A copy in Good only condition. The pages are mostly clean, with occasional smudge marks to margins, but the covers are grubby and marked, with stained and faded spine, though the gilt is bright.


Politics, Finance and the Church in the Reign of Edward II. Walter Stapeldon, Treasurer of England.

By Buck, Mark:

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983 First edition. HB. Black cloth lettered in gilt to spine, and dustjacket lettered in black on red and white paper. 253pp.With a family tree in text. Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life & Thought, Third Series Vol 19. Near fine copy, with light foxing to top closed page edges, and fading to red on spine of jacket.


Lancing College. History and Memoirs.

By Handford, Basil:

Chichester, Sussex: Phillimore & Co, 1986 First edition. HB. Blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, and colour photo-illustrated dustjacket to front and back. 311pp. With 50 b&w photos and illustrations in plates. History of this Sussex school founded in 1848, by an old boy. Fine copy.


A New Dictionary of Heraldry.

By Friar, Stephen (ed.):

London: Alphabooks, A & C Black, 1987 First edition. Hardcover . Cloth and pictorial dustjacket. 384pp. Lavishly illustrated with 16 pages of colour plates, and many b&w photos and line drawings. Fine book in Very Good jacket. . Very light fade to spine colour.


The Moors Were Changeless.

By Clewlow, N.:

England: The Author, c.1985 First edition. Self-published by the author, with no date or place given, but from contents probably 1980s. Paperback: red card wrappers, stapled, with black title to front around line drawing showing a milltown in Lancashire and a portrait of a young woman. 43pp. With 2 line drawings at end. The text is a xeroxed typescript, with various hand-made corrections in the original. The author was raised in a mining area of the Midlands (his father was a miner) but moved when young in 1915 to a town (Fence near Pendle) in Lancashire where most peoole worked in the cotton mills. This is the well-told account of his life, his marriage and family, including service in the Royal Naval Fire Service in WW2. The war years are especially evocative. Very Good copy. Some light colour fade near spine.


A View of Old London, as it Appeared in 1560.. (plus) London Before the Fire of 1666...(plus) Sketches of the Tower of London.. (three books bound into one)

By Whitelaw, George & Evans, Charles (publishers); Miller, William; & Tower Of London Armory.:

London: George Whitelaw & Charles Evans; J.H. Woodley; The Armory Ticket Office; 1851,1857 & 1867. First editions of three titles which have been bound into one volume. HB. Half red leather binding over marbled boards, with gilt titles to spine. 19 x 13cm. A View of Old London, as it Appeared in 1560.. has no author credited, and was published in 1851. 44pp, with folding engraved panoramic view of London in 1560 as frontispiece, plus 17 engravings in text (3 of them whole page). The second book is London Before the Fire of 1666, with an Historical Account of the Parish, the Ward and the Church of St. Giles without Cripplegate, by William Miller, published in 1867. 92pp. With folding engraved illustration as frontispiece. The third book is Sketches of the Tower of London, as a Fortress, a Prison and a Palace, and a Guide to the Armories. No author credited. 48pp. With folding engraved plan of the Tower as frontispiece, and engraving on title page. A Good copy overall. Covers are very good, with light wear to edges. The contents are well bound. Heavy browning to endpapers, most pages clean though the third book has some browning with the title page and frontis heavily browned and with some tears to edges. The frontispiece folding illustration of the first book has large tears though no losses.


The Haileyburian and Imperial Service College Chronicle. No.801. Volume XXXIV. 29th February 1968.

By Haileybury College (ed. Dobbs, Michael):

Hertford: Haileybury College, 1968 First edition. Paperback: pictorial card wrappers, stapled, large oblong format. 80pp. With b&w photos and illustrations in text throughout. Feature on 100 Years of The Hailburyan. Includes obituary of Clement (Lord) Atlee, an old boy of the school. Very Good copy. Clean pages and wrappers, which have some rubbing to edges and some light fade around spine.


An Essay in Defence of the Female Sex. In which are Inserted the Characters of a Pedant, A Vertuoso, a Squire, a Poetaster, a Beau, a City-Critick etc. In a Letter to a Lady. Written by a Lady.

By ' A Lady ' (Anon):

London: Printed for A . Roper and R. Clavel, 1697 Third edition, with additions. HB. Contemporary or early full brown leather binding with 5 raised bands to spine, no title label, with black decorations to cover edges. Unpaginated prefatory pages, then 148pp followed by contents index. With engraved frontispiece plate of 'The Compleat Beau' before a mirror. The book has been variously attributed to Mary Astell, Judith Drake and H. Wyatt. The text begins with a dedication to Her Royal Highness the Princess of Denmark, 6pp, then the Preface, 12pp, then 3pp verses 'To the Most Ingenious Mrs--, or her Admirable Defence of Her Sex' by James Drake, then 'To Madam-- on the Occasion of her Essay in Defence of her Sex', 5pp, by 'J.D.' (presumably James Drake again). The main text then begins. This is a Very Good example. The text is well printed with wide margins and the pages clean and bright, with some browning and light spotting at the ends as usual; a small marginal stain to last few leaves with a margin tear. The pages are well bound. The covers, however, are worn and very rubbed with abraded corners, and the lower thread to the front cover broken. No ownership inscriptions.


A Corner of England's Garden. An Agrarian History of South West Hertfordshire 1600-1850. Volumes 1 and 2.

By Longman, Grant:

Bushey, Herts: The Author, 1977 First edition. Paperback: pictorial card wrappers, stapled, two volumes complete. 96pp & 75pp. With b&w photos, illustrations and maps in texts. Volume 2 consists of appendices and 70 tables on for example crops, livestock and surveys, plus index. A Very Good set. Light wear to wrappers, some pen marginall notes to text in places.


Cheshunt Life in Victorian and Edwardian Days.

By Rooke, P.E.:

Cheshunt, Herts: The Author, 1983 First edition. Paperback: laminated photo-illustrated card wrappers, stapled, tall quarto. 44pp.With 17 b&w photos & illustrations in text. Includes item on Anthony Trollope living at Waltham Cross. Very Good. Light stains to lower margins of title and front endpaper, and small marks to wrappers.


The Tomb of Lady Anne Grimston, in the Churchyard of Tewin, Herts. Old Clibborn's Post by the Road. The Eccentric Will of Henry Trigg of Stevenage.

By Knight, Anthony (publisher):

Hertford: Anthony Knight, c.1890 First edition thus: articles reprinted from various local sources. No author credited. Undated but from contents probably 1890 or perhaps 1889. Paperback: paper wrappers lettered in black, was thread bound but threads now gone so pages loose. 23pp plus 5pp local trade adverts. Includes an engraved plate of the Tomb of Lady Anne. The title page, which is the front wrapper, does not include the last text which is The Hermit of Hertford Heath. Contents complete. Good condition: disbound as stated but generally clean, though the print has foxing; some fraying to paper edges.


Edgware & The Stanmores in Camera. A Nostagic Record.

By Porter, Alfred E.:

Farnborough: Saint Michael's Abbey Press, 1984 First edition. Paperback: photo-illustrated card wrappers, stapled. 40pp, oblong quarto. With introduction then b&w photos throughout, with detailed captions. Maps to endpapers. Historic local photos of these (then) villages in Middlesex, mostly from the early years of the 20th century, a few from earlier and later. .An area where I spent my early life. Edgeware Bury Lane Farm Very Good copy, a little rubbing to wrapper edges.


Florence Nightingale at Harley Street. Her Reports to the Governors of Her Nursing Home 1853-4.

By Nightingale, Florence (Edited & Introduced by Verney, Sir Harry, signed):

London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1970 First edition. Signed by Sir Harry Verney on title page in 1972. He had discovered Florence Nightingale's reports among his family's papers, and this is their first publication, with his introduction. HB. Purple marbled paper-covered boards with gilt title to spine and on panel to front. xii, 36pp. With b&w portrait illustration of Nightingale, and 3 pages reproducing her manuscripts. A Very Good copy, with very light rubbing to spine.


Ernest Bevin and The Foreign Office 1932-1969.

By Barclay, Sir Roderick:

London: The Author, 1975 First edition. Self-published. HB. Cloth and photo-illustrated dustjacket. 166pp. With 15 b&w photos in plates. Author was Principle Private Secretary to Ernest Bevin at the Foreign Office, and was a career diplomat before and afterwards. Very Good in In New Whitehall series. Very Good in Very Good jacket.Name to flyleaf. Jacket has slight spine colour fade, but is otherwise fine.


To the Highlands in 1786. The Inquisitive Journey of a Young French Aristocrat.

By Scarfe, Norman:

Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2001 First edition. HB. Cloth and colour pictorial dustjacket. 276pp. With 71 b&w illustrations in text, and 2 maps. Alexandre de la Rochefoucauld and his Polish companion, travelling through England to Scotland, and back via Ireland, based on his journals. Fine copy in a Fine dustjacket.


The Old Mines of the Llangynog District. (North Powys, Mid-Wales).

By Williams, R.A.:

Sheffield: The North Mine Research Society, 1985 First edition. Paperback: photo-illustrated green card wrappers, lettered in black. 128pp, tall quarto. With 27 b&w photos in plates and 32 figures, including maps, in text. The lead mines of mid-Wales, detailed history from the eighteenth century on, and geology etc, with sections on each mine. Very Good copy, rubbing with abrasions to wrapper edges, some general handling marks to wrappers and a few light marks to pages.


The Lunar Men. The Friends who made the Future.

By Uglow, Jenny:

London: Faber & Faber, 2002 First edition, firdt impression. HB. Paper-covered boards and colour pictorial dustjacket. 588pp. With 47 illustrations in plates, mostly in colour, as well as b/w illustrations in text. The Lunar Society of Birmingham and the figures associated with it such as James Watt, Matthew Boulting, Erasmus Darwin, Josiah Wedgwood and Joseph Priestley. Very Good+ copy, fine apart from name and date to front free endpaper.


In SIckness and in Power. Illness in Heads of Government During the Last 100 Years.

By Owen, David:

London: Methuen, 2008 Reprint with corrections. HB. Cloth and pictorial dustjacket. 420pp. With b&w photos in plates. How various illnesses affected leaders including what Owen calls 'hubris syndrome'.. includes Eden at the time of Suez, the Shah of Iran, and Tony Blair. Fine copy.


Leicester Blitz Souvenir. With Over 50 Official Photographs.

By (Leicester, City of; Wright Process Engraving Co; ARP; Leicester Mercury; K& S Commercial Photos et al):

Leicester: Wright Process Engraving Co, 1941 First edition. Undated but 1941 from contents. Contains newly released official photographs of the bomb damage sustained in Leicester in 1940-41, with detailed text captions and an introductory text on the history of the raids. HB. Red and cream pictorial paper-covered boards and dustjacket to same design. Oblong format 148pp. With b&w photos in plates. Very Good overall. Pages are fine, boards and jacket have some brown spotting, heavy to jacket, and the jacket light wear to edges.


God's Traitors. Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England.

By Childs, Jessie:

London: The Bodley Head, 2014 First edition, first impression. HB. Black paper-covered boards with silver title to spine, and dustjacket. 443pp. With 37 illustrations in plates, some in colour, a map and Vaux family tree. The position of Catholics in Elizabethan and Jacobean England seen partly through the aristocratic Vaux family of Harrowden Hall. Very Good in Fine jacket. Light tanning to page edges. Nice bookplate inside front cover.


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