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The Scythe in the Apple Tree

By Warren C Henry:

London: Robert Hale Ltd, 1953. First edition A close-up of a corner of England where the people have not lost sight of careful husbandry and thrifty cottage economy. HB, 158pp, with 17 b/w plates. Light foxing early, late and to edges. Dust jacket is chipped with loss to top and bottom of spine. A VG+ copy with G+ DJ.


Bold in Her Breeches: Women Pirates Across the Ages

By Stanley, Jo (ed.):

London, Pandora, 1995 This book takes a wholly fresh look at legendary female pirates and places them in their true historical and cultural context. The book includes contributions by Anne Chambers, Dian H. Murray, Julie Wheelwright and the editor herself. HB with dust jacket. 1st ed. xvii, 279pp. 17 B&W illustrations. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.


The Hunger Marchers in Britain 1920 - 1939

By Kingsford, Peter:

London, Lawrence and Wishart Ltd., 1982 This study was the first overall history of the London Hunger Marches organised by the National Unemployed Workers' Movement which formed the high-point of opposition to unemployment for two decades. Foreword by Bill Paynter. HB with dust jacket. 1st ED, 244pp. 12 B&W illustrations. Signed and dated by author to FEP. Occasional pencil annotations to margins. Dust jacket heavily sunned to spine, minor edge wear. A near Fine copy in a Very Good+ dust jacket.


The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle. Volume XXVII. For the Year MDCCLVII. (1757).

By Urban, Sylvanus:

London: D. Henry & R. Cave, 1757 First edition. HB. Boards: twelve monthly issues bound into one volume. 608pp + index, h: 21.5cm. With 10 full page engravings and 8 folding engravings - plates and maps, plus other illustrations in text. A miscellany of journalism, essays, events in London, Britain, and in Europe. Lacks pages 73 to 80. Page 345 has page numbered 446 to reverse, then umbering runs to 448 then reverts to 349. Text is accurate. Poor condition overall though pages are mostly good (some smal pencilled marks to some margins). Requires rebinding - original spine and back board are present but in poor condition; front board is missing and has been replaced by card; the whole has been covered in brown paper probably in the nineteeth century, with title inscribed to spine. The binding is also cracked badly, though the pages are held. Most pages are fairly clean, through two have stains and others have browning or handling marks; the first few at the start have tears and are grubby. Folding plate of Planisphere has 6cm tear to horizontal fold from left with 6cm diagonal rough tear.


The Comic / Witty Birthday Book

By Nister, Ernest & Dutton, E.P. (publishers):

London & New York: Ernest Nister & E.P. Dutton, undated Presumed first edition. Undated, probably 1890s from owner's date inside (1898). HB. Pictorial boards. Unpaginated. H: 17.5cm. This is a book in which dates of birthdays of friends and family can be recorded - it prints the months and days of the year, surrounded by humourous quotations and sayings, and illustrated throughout with coloured paintings and b/w drawings- these are lively and well done though the artist is not credited.The owner whose name appears on flyleaf verso in 1898 has written various names in ink through the book. Fair condition considering nature of the book and its usage: the boards have worn edges and are rather rubbed. The pages are mostly clean, some have handling marks; they are all present though three double pages are detached from the staples.


The Triumph of the Factory System in England.

By Fang, Hsien-T'ing:

Philadelphia: Porcupine Press, 1978 Perspectives in European History, Number 17. Reprint of book first published in 1930. HB. Cloth, no dustjacket. 310pp. The book was based on the author's PHD thesis at Yale University and examines the rise of the factory system during the industrial revolution in England from about 1840. Small spot to front cover. A Fine copy.


Voci e Gridi della Vecchia Milano

By Musi, Andrea:

Milan, Mursia, 1974 In this book the author has gathered and laid out the voices of old Milan from the three preceding generations. Written in Italian and Milanese dialect. HB with dust jacket. 188pp. Many archive photographs throughout. Dust jacket sunned to spine. A fine copy in a very good+ dust jacket.


The Romance of a Hundred Years Signed

By Kingston, Alfred:

London, Elliot Stock, 1901 A book illustrating remarkable chapters in the social and public life of the 19th Century. HB with green cloth boards, gilt to spine. 1st ed. 211pp. 7 B&W illustrations. Bumping and rubbing to spine ends and corners. Some light spotting to cover. Inscribed ' with the kind regards of the author' to reverse fep. Also other inscriptions on same page. A good+ copy.


The History of the First Fifty Years of Guiding in Chesham

By -----:

Chesham: Page & Thomas Soft covers, 16x25cms, 47pp with illustrations and photographs. Guide blue covers with gilt badges and lettering to front. Slight creasing to bottom corner of all pages. Some sunning. A Good+ copy.


The Eton Portrait Gallery

By A Barrister of the Inner Temple:

Eton College: Williams & Son 1876 Consisting of Short Memoirs of the More Eminent ton Men. HB, 1st ED, xiv, 481pp, 11 of 12 steel engravings designed and executed by Cavalier Gabrielli, (Marquis of Cornwallis not present). Blue cloth, black design to front board, gilt lettering to spine. Spine darkened, heavily chipped to ends, two 1cm tears to top of spine folds. Rubbed to all edges with slight loss of cloth to corners, darkened to all edges. Internally, glue mark to front pastedown where bookplate previously removed. A Good copy.


Apprenticing in a Market Town. The Story of William Harding's Charity, Aylesbury, 1719-2000.

By Hanley, Hugh:

Chichester: Phillimore, 2005 First edition. HB. Cloth, gilt titles, and dustjacket. 180p. Pictorial endpapers. 40 b/w illustrations and 9 colour plates. In 1719 a farmer, William Harding, of the parish of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, left the whole of his estate to the founding of a charity to provide apprenticeships for the poor. Its history has been well documented and the author places it in the context of social history over changing periods. Includes the role of the notorious 18th Century MP for Aylesbury John Wilkes. Fine in Fine protected dustjacket.


Dod's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland for 1905

By -----:

London: Whitaker & Co 1905 Including all the Titled Classes. 65th Year. Small HB, 1150pp, advertising front and back. Red cloth boards, spine faded with minor bumping. A VG+ copy.


Frankie's Journal

By Ward, Frances Elizabeth:

USA: Westernlore Press 1960 Presented by Florence Stark DeWitt, this is the journal of a daughter of The Prairie Schooner Lady. Soft covers, 67pp, one of only 300 copies, signed by Florence DeWitt. Slight edgewear. A VG+ copy.


The Ayson Story Glenshee to Otago 1853 - 1990

By Ayson, Peter D.G.:

New Zealand: Clan Ayson 1991 HB, 1st ED, 88pp with photographsfollowed by 83pp generation lists. Previous owner's inscription to front pastedown. Dust jacket has very light creasing and rubbing. A VG+ copy in VG DJ.


Thoughts in Prison

By Dodd, Rev Wm:

London: Dean and Munday 1818 With the Life of the Author, His Last Prayer, and other miscellaneous pieces. Small, slim HB, 1st ED, 150pp, frontis, illustrated title page. Leather boards, rubbed and scuffed with loss to spine ends and cracking to spine folds. Red title square to spine now chipped to edges. Internally clean and tight. A Good copy.


The Married Women's Property Act (45 & 46 Vict. c., 75)

By Barrett-Lennard:

London: Waterlow and Sons Ltd 1882 A Concise Treatise, showing the Effect of this Act upon the Existing Law. Card covers, cloth spine. vii, 32pp, 14pp publishers advertising. Front cover has scribbled out writing to top and just under title. Some spotting and marking, rubbing to edges. Previous owner's signature inside front cover together with pasted newspaper article, otherwise contents clean. A G+ copy.


Life and Its Purpose

By -----:

Edinburgh: Gall & Inglis undated A Book for Young Ladies. Illustrated in the Life of Mary Lyon, and Others. HB, 199pp. Figured cloth boards, gilt to front and spine, aeg. Previous owner's inscription to fep, slight stain to approx one quarter of title page. Spine sunned, light rubbing and creasing to spine ends, minor fraying to corners. A VG+ copy.


The Buildings of St Edmund's College

By Kay, David J.S.:

St Edmund's College 2000 The story in pictures of the expansion of the college at Old Hall Green in Hertfordshire. HB, 1st ED, 128pp of photographs. A Fine copy in Fine DJ.


History of the Prudential Assurance Company

By -----:

London: Holborn Bars 1880 Slim HB, 1st ED, 82pp, numerous tables, some folding. Spine darkened and some light rubbing to edges. Signature and branch details of previous owner. Volume has pencil lines to margins throughout. A G+ copy.


The Pleasures of Life

By Avebury, the Right Hon. Lord:

London: Macmillan and Co Ltd 1909 2 parts bound in one. 41st English Edition. HB, xviii, 199pp; viii, 280pp. Full leather, banding to spine, aeg, gilt lettering to spine. Some very slight rubbing to spine nead and folds, spine sunned. A VG+ copy.


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