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A History of Altrincham and Bowdon, with an account of the Barony and House of Dunham
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A History of Altrincham and Bowdon, with an account of the Barony and House of Dunham

By Ingham, Alfred

First edition. Mackie, Brewtnall and Co. Altrincham. 1879. Quarto. xi, (bl.) 195, (bl.), (1)pp. 7 engraved plates, tinted photo litho plate of the charter, genealogical table. Historiated initials, engraved headpieces and tailpieces. Original brown cloth, faded, rubbed and marked. Gilt lettering to spine, gilt emblem to upper board. Original endpapers. 'Bound at the Guardian Office Warrington' plate to lower ep. Lightly toned to first few and last few pages. The bordered engraved plates include: Bowdon Church 1858; Bowdon Parish Church Restored; Dunham Hall 1697; Carrington and Altrincham Scolds' Bridles; St Margaret's Church Dunham; Market Place Altrincham 1858; Brooks Bank Altrincham. Still the definitive source of the history of these parishes, with detailed appendices.

$66.76

The Druidical Temples of the County of Wilts
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The Druidical Temples of the County of Wilts

By Duke, Rev. E.

First edition. John Russell Smith. London. W. B. Brodie. Salisbury. 12mo. viii, 203pp. Folding map frontis., folding astronomical plan, folding plan of Avebury. Half morocco, spine in six compartments, with gilt double fillet compartments, embellishment and gilt lettering. Gilt rules to boards. All edges gilt. Silk bookmark. Marbled endpapers. Light spotting to free endpapers. Early handwritten bookseller's catalogue description of this and the cloth copy loosely inserted. A most handsome copy. Edward Duke (1779 - 1852) of Lake House, Wilts. M.A., F.A.S., F.L.S., Antiquary. Friend of Sir Richard Colt Hoare, Richard Fenton, William Cunnington et al. "An astronomical planetarium - a stationary orrery - devised by the ancient astronomers of the land."

$267.02

Asia Minor in Ruins
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Asia Minor in Ruins

By Ximinez, Saturnino (Chambers, Arthur transl.)

First edition. Hutchinson & Co. London. nd [1925]. xxiv, 286pp. Frontis., numerous further plates and maps. Original blue cloth, gilt to spine. Slightly rubbed to extremities. Page edges spotted. A crisp bright copy.

$46.73

The Old Standing Crosses of Herefordshire
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The Old Standing Crosses of Herefordshire

By Watkins, Alfred

First edition. Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club. Hereford. Octavo. 83pp. Photo illustrations. Original green cloth, gilt to spine and upper board. Neatly inscribed to ffep "Ex Libris G. Montagu Benton, FSA 27th January 1936 Fingringhoe Colchester" Rev Gerald Montagu Benton (1881-1959) Antiquary, Author, Photographer. Alfred Watkins (1855-1935) Antiquary, Author, Photographer, the originator of the concept of "Ley Lines" in 'Early British Trackways', 'The Old Straight Track' and 'The Ley Hunters Manual'.

$53.40

The sword in Anglo-Saxon England.
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The sword in Anglo-Saxon England.

By Davidson, H. R. Ellis

First edition. Clarendon Press. Oxford. 1962. xxvii, 237pp. 16 plates. Original blue cloth, gilt to spine. Edges lightly spotted. A nice copy. Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson (1914-2006) English antiquarian and academic, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquities.

$46.73

The lost Tasmanian Race
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The lost Tasmanian Race

By Bonwick, James

Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington. London. 1884. 8vo. (4), 216, (1)pp. adverts to front. Frontis., 11 engraved plates. Original pictorial cloth, slightly darkened to spine. Top and tail of spine worn. Edges bumped. Light foxing to endpapers. Occasional spotting/browning.

$80.11

The Fenland past and present
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The Fenland past and present

By Miller, Samuel H. & Skertchly, Sydney B. J.

First edition. Leach and Son. Wisbech. Longmans, Green & Co. London. 1878. Large octavo. xxxi, 649pp Folding map, short closed tear to fold reinforced with tissue. Colour litho frontis tipped in, 26 further plates, two folding, text illus., folding tables. Original green decorative cloth, gilt and black, rubbed with wear to extremities. Foxing/browning to prelims and title. A little askew due to weight. Includes the subscribers' list. An exhaustive treatise on the Archaeology, History, Geology, Drainage and Sanitation, Local and Natural History and dialect of the Fenland.

$233.64

Narrative of the United States Expedition to the River Jordan and the Dead Sea. With a map from accurate surveys. A new and condensed edition.
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Narrative of the United States Expedition to the River Jordan and the Dead Sea. With a map from accurate surveys. A new and condensed edition.

By Lynch, W. F.

Richard Bentley. London. 1852. Octavo. xvi, 25-332pp. (Complete despite pagination) Folding map frontis. Musical notation of an Arab War Cry to p229. Original embossed decorative cloth, gilt to spine, sl. faded. Edges untrimmed. Sporadic foxing/spotting, particularly to title and map. Rough sketch on scrap paper of a house loosely inserted, with a rough unfinished sketch of another house to end pastedown. Faint pencil "Widdrington" signatures to ffep. with faint pencil shelfmark "D.west". Binder's label to end pastedown. Provenance of interest: Armorial bookplate of S. F. Widdrington. From the library at Newton Hall. Shallcross Fitzherbert [Jacson] Widdrington 1826-1917. A traveller, antiquarian and artist. "Dara el Abead. The Coptic Monastery" 1868 is one of his works. Succeeded to the Hauxley and Newton-on-the-Moor Estates on the death of his uncle in 1856, under whose will he assumed the name Widdrington. Shallcross significantly remodelled and enlarged Newton Hall in 1864. The Country House Sale - Newton Hall 20 January 2010. Christies. London. "The Widdringtons were a tremendously wealthy family. Newton Hall and its contents reflect a particular way of life and now it is coming to its end. The hall is a time capsule. Nothing was thrown away." The sale of the contents of the house and its library of books also included a number of watercolours and drawings by Shallcross, including topographical views of Italy, The Dardanelles, Algiers and Egypt. His daughter Frances married Sir Edward Grey of Falloden. His brother Widdrington Jacson (b1824) of the 41st The Welch Regiment was killed by a fall from his horse on the 10th May 1845 in Brecon where there is a memorial monument inscription in his memory. His wife Cecilia Widdrington 1840-1936 was born Cecilia Gregg Hopwood. On all occasions she wore steel-capped workman's boots. With her husband she travelled widely, going up the Nile by streamer before the source had been discovered. Mr Widdrington studied antiquities. Her first child, born after her marriage to Shallcross, was by another man. Roger Fry adored her "She it was who undertook to educate him in the art of love…" Roger Fry - Art and Life by Frances Spalding. Aleen Isabel Cust was born in 1868, one of six children of Sir Leopold Cust. When her father died in 1878, at the age of ten she came under the guardianship of Shallcross Fitzherbert Widdrington at Newton Hall. The Widdringtons encouraged her ambitions: Cecilia believed in careers for women, and she encouraged Aleen to do more with her life than fulfill the genteel expectations of Lady Cust. ODNB

$60.08

Memorials of Old Chelsea: a new history of the village of palaces. With numerous illustrations by the author.
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Memorials of Old Chelsea: a new history of the village of palaces. With numerous illustrations by the author.

By Beaver, Alfred

First edition. Elliot Stock. London. 1892. Quarto. viii, 428pp. Engraved frontispiece of Cheyne Row, numerous further engravings. Quarter cloth, printed label to spine. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Offsetting to p245. Inscribed to title: "Charles D. Medley from Uncle Will. Xmas 1902." With Chelsea Provenance: from the library of Charles Douglas Medley of 11 Edith Grove Chelsea. Charles Douglas Medley 1870-1963. Lawyer Field Roscoe & Co., an authority on authors' copyright who acted for Somerset Maugham, George Bernard Shaw, Richard Aldington, D.H. Lawrence and Noël Coward, among others, and who numbered George Moore and Harley Granville-Barker among his closest friends. Charles was the son of Rev Edward Medley and Emily Grey Birrell. Nephew of Rev William Medley (the dedicator of this book) and Harriet Eliza Birrell. Emily and Harriet were sisters of the Right Hon. Augustine Birrell, M.P., Q.C. His son, (Charles) Robert Owen Medley was the artist (1905–1994), born on 19 December 1905 at 11 Edith Grove, London, the second child in the family of four sons and two daughters. His wife, Anne Gwendoline (Nancy), née Owen. The Medleys traced their roots to Yorkshire, and the Owens were a Welsh family who moved in the Holland Park circle around the Greek shipping family of Ionides. References: Richard Aldington: An Autobiography in Letters; The Letters of D. H. Lawrence. ODNB.

$113.48

Greece.  Handbook for travellers.
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Greece. Handbook for travellers.

By Baedeker, Karl

Fourth revised edition. Leipzig. 1909. cxxvi, 447pp. 16 maps, 30 plans, 2 diagrams, panorama of Athens. Original red cloth, gilt. All edges marbled. Double silk bookmarks. Publisher's adverts to feps. Map to rear eps. Pocket to rear with folding map. Lightly sunned to spine. Occasional spotting/light toning. A crisp copy with the maps neatly folded. Signature of F H A Booth dated April 1909 to ffep. Hinrichsen E237.

$113.48

The old home in England (A.D. 1100 to 1830)
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The old home in England (A.D. 1100 to 1830)

By Chappelow, A. C.

First edition. Quarto. The Old Wooden Shop, Mayfair, London. 1953. xi, (2), 156, (2). Frontis., 50 plates. Original blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, slightly sunned to base of spine. Original protected dustwrapper, soiled and torn with loss. Signed by the author, "With every Good Wish", dated Oct 25th 1954. Publisher's ads/reviews loosely inserted. (2pp)

$26.70

The Natural History of Staffordshire.
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The Natural History of Staffordshire.

By Plot, Robert

First edition. Printed at the Theatre. Oxford. 1686. Tall quarto. Title; Imprim.; (2)pp; (2)pp; (4)pp; (2)pp; (1)pp; (3)pp; 450pp; index (10)pp; subscriber's list 2pp. Folding map, 37 plates, of which 25 are double. Lacking Plate XXVIIII. Includes the Armes Omitted plate which is often lacking. Contemporary tooled calf. Relaid to spine, with short split to top. Spine in six compartments with gilt tooling and leather label. Gilt edge embellishment. Commensurate ageing, corners bumped and rubbed. Edges sprinkled. Endpapers renewed. Paper fault to margin of 159/60. Page 417 misnumbered 407. Occasional spotting or toning. A few short closed tears to folds. A nice example, with all the prelims and the subscriber's list. Bookplates to fep. This work contains the earliest known recorded account of Freemasonry ritual on pages 316 to 318. Plot refers to the Masonic secrets, and mentions "The large parchment vellum they have amongst them, containing the History and Rules of the craft of masonry". Plot, Robert (bap. 1640, d. 1696) In March 1683 he was appointed Professor of Chemistry, and first Keeper of the Ashmolean Museum. Elias Ashmole's initiation into Freemasonry occurred on 16 October 1646 at Warrington in Lancashire, and he recorded it briefly in his diary. Provenance: Vernon of Sudbury bookplate. George Vernon (1635-1702) is included in the subscriber's list. The Vernons of Sudbury held Swynnerton and Hilton in Staffordshire. Wright bookplate.

$2136.16

Beschryving der stad Utrecht, Behelzende derzelver Opkomst, en voornaamste Lotgevallen, Mitsgaders de opvolging der Bisschoppen tot het eide der twaaffde eeuwe. Benevens eene verhandeling over de vyf Collegiale Kerken, voornamelyk, die van S. Marten en S.
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Beschryving der stad Utrecht, Behelzende derzelver Opkomst, en voornaamste Lotgevallen, Mitsgaders de opvolging der Bisschoppen tot het eide der twaaffde eeuwe. Benevens eene verhandeling over de vyf Collegiale Kerken, voornamelyk, die van S. Marten en S.

By Blondeel, Valentyn Jan

Bound together with: Janssen, L. J. F. Der boom van Jesse, eene muurschilderij uit de XV eeuw. In de Buukerk to Utrecht, bescheven en opgehelderd. Utrecht. 1846. Bound together with: Manuscript dated 1829. 8vo. lii, 396pp. Title page in red and black, engraved frontis., 2 folding engraved maps, 1 folding engraved plate, slight tear. [19pp]. Folding engraved plate. Original paper wraps. Manuscript 2pp with slight tears. Addenda pasted in. Half calf, gilt motifs and lettering to spine in five compartments, decorated embossed boards, rubbed to extremeties.

$166.89

The History and Antiquities of the Church and City of Lichfield: containing its ancient and present state, civil and ecclesiastical; collected from various public records, and other authentic evidences
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The History and Antiquities of the Church and City of Lichfield: containing its ancient and present state, civil and ecclesiastical; collected from various public records, and other authentic evidences

By Harwood, The Rev. Thos.

Printed for Cadell and Davies, London, by Jos. Harris. Glocester. 1806. First edition. 4to. 574pp. Engraved frontispiece, 5 engraved plates, 3 woodcut headpieces from the Guild Book, folding table. Half calf, marbled boards. Joints cracked. Hinges starting. Showing surface and shelf wear, and recolouring to a small area of the marbled upper board. A few minor short closed marginal tears and occasional corner loss. Occasional spotting/browning/offsetting. Thomas Harwood D.D. (1767-1842) Headmaster of Lichfield Grammar School, author and antiquarian. Contains the description of "The Court of Array" and "the morrice (or Moresque) dancers", plus other local traditions.

$133.51

Visit to the Great Oasis of the Libyan Desert; with an account, ancient and modern, of the Oasis of Amun, and the other Oases now under the dominion of the Pasha of Egypt
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Visit to the Great Oasis of the Libyan Desert; with an account, ancient and modern, of the Oasis of Amun, and the other Oases now under the dominion of the Pasha of Egypt

By Hoskins, G. A.

First edition. Longman et al. London. 1837. 8vo. 300, [297-299], bl. 301-338pp. [341pp: complete as published]. Lithographic frontispiece and 19 further plates from Hoskins own drawings, 3 of them folding, folding map at rear. Recent half calf, marbled boards. Raised banding to spine, gilt rules and lettering. New endpapers. Occasional spotting/foxing. Short closed marginal tear to edge of frontis. Erased stamp to top corner of title page. Initials to verso of frontis. (Half title not called for) Blackmer 833 George Alexander Hoskins (1802-1863) traveller, antiquary and artist. Secretary and Treasurer of the While Nile Association in 1839.

$801.06

The Albert N\'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile, and explorations of the Nile Sources
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The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile, and explorations of the Nile Sources

By Baker, Sir Samuel W

Macmillan and Co. London. 1867. Second edition. Two volumes. 8vo. xxx, 371pp. Frontis port., folding coloured map, 7 further engraved plates, including the coloured map of the route, with unlisted 8th engraved plate "Skirmish with the Natives", text illus.; x, (1), 372pp. Colour litho frontis., 6 further engraved plates, text illus. Original decorative green cloth, gilt, v.sl. bumped to extremities. Occasional spotting. Short closed tear to map edge repaired. Short closed tear to rep Vol. II. "The discovery of the Albert Nyanza marked the pinnacle of Baker's career as an African explorer in so far as it helped to resolve the mystery of the source of the Nile. Soon after his return to England in 1865 he learned that he had been awarded the Royal Geographical Society's prestigious gold medal for his work in Africa." ODNB.

$267.02

Hunting extinct animals in the Patagonian Pampas
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Hunting extinct animals in the Patagonian Pampas

By Loomis, Frederic Brewster

Dodd Mead & Company. New York. 1913. Royal 8vo. x, 141pp. Photo frontis., 29 further plates, map and text illus. Original red cloth, gilt, slightly sunned to spine. The Eighth Amherst Expedition, 1911.

$53.40

Three years in the Libyan Desert. Travels, discoveries, and excavations of the Menas Expedition (Kaufmann Expedition).
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Three years in the Libyan Desert. Travels, discoveries, and excavations of the Menas Expedition (Kaufmann Expedition).

By Falls, J. C. Ewald (Lee, Elizabeth (transl.))

T. Fisher Unwin. London & Leipsic. 1913. 8vo. xii, 356pp. Photo. frontis., 45 further photo. plates. Original cloth, gilt, sl. faded, rubbed and bumped. Corner excised p 45/6 no loss. Slight foxing. Neat pencil inscription to ffep dated 1921.

$113.48

Rambles and studies in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Dalmatia with an account of the Proceedings of the Congress of Archaeologists and Anthropologists held at Sarajevo, August 1894.
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Rambles and studies in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Dalmatia with an account of the Proceedings of the Congress of Archaeologists and Anthropologists held at Sarajevo, August 1894.

By Munro, Robert

Second edition revised and greatly enlarged. William Blackwood and Sons. London. 1900. Octavo. xxv, 452pp. Photo frontis., 40 plates, 4 sketch maps, illus. Original green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and blind lettering to cover. Top edge green. Extended sections, with the additional index lacking in the first edition. Robert Munro (1835–1920) Scottish archaeologist.

$166.89

The Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria.
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The Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria.

By Dennis, George

Third edition. John Murray. London. 1883. Two volumes. Octavo. cxxviii, 501, (2) addenda and errata pp. Frontis., 12 plans, some folding, numerous illus.; xv, 579, (1) errata pp. Colour frontis., 10 plans, some folding, folding map, numerous illus. Original decorative cloth, gilt and blind tooling. Very bright set. Slightly bumped and rubbed. Upper hinges cracked but firm. Occasional spotting. Bookplates of Sir John Nicholson Barran, [First Baronet] designed and engraved by George W Eve [R.E. (1855-1914)], dated 1896, to feps. Dennis, George (1814–1898), Archaeologist and explorer. The result of several explorations in Tuscany, Lazio and Umbria from 1842 to 1878, this work remains the fundamental reference and guide to the Etruscan city-states.

$267.02

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