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Play-Times in a Busy Life.

By TREVOR, William:

Oldham, Clegg, 1909, pp. 308, with 13 illustrations from photos. Original cloth, spine a bit discoloured, but good, sound condition. Interesting reminiscences of life in the East Manchester districts of Newton Heath, Clayton, Millhouses, Failsworth etc.


Calderdale; a Descriptive Account of the Streams Forming the Lancashire Calder.


Burnley,Lupton Bros,1906, first edition,small 4to,pp.xvii,265 and over 120 ilustrations chiefly from the author's negatives. Complete with the folding map in the rear pocket. With a list of subscribers. Very good, bright condition in the original green cloth with gilt lettering. With a presentation inscription from the author. Covers the dialect,traditions and folk-lore of the district along with notices of some of its notable men.


Notes on Shaw Church in By-gone Days.

By ALLEN, Rev. George:

York, Coultas and Volans,1907, first edition, small 8vo,pp. (6),136, illustrated. Very good condition in the original cloth.


A Short History of Todmorden,with Some Account of the Geology and Natural History of the Neighbourhood.

By HOLDEN, Joshua:

Manchester University Press,1912, first edition, pp.xiv, 242 plus adverts, with 25 illustrations. Original cloth, good, sound condition. Previous owner's name and book label inside, front free endpaper removed, folding map with short repaired tear, light ink lines down the margin of two pages, else contents good.


The Rochdale Pioneers: A Century of Co-operation.

By BROWN, W. Henry:

Manchester,Co-operative Union, c.1945. pp.108,illustrated. Original card covers, almost as new. Postage should be less than the standard rate.


Folk Song and Folk-Speech of Lancashire.

By AXON, William E. A:

Manchester,Tubbs and Brook, n.d. (c.1887), small 8vo, pp.viii, 94,( 2), plus16 pages of adverts. Original cloth, very lightly rubbed at spine ends, else good condition. Not dated, but adverts at end and owner's signature (Ernest Axon) both dated 1887. Tipped in at the front is a portrait photo of Sam Bamford.


Home-Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk During the Cotton Famine.

By WAUGH, Edwin:

London, Simpkin Marshall, 1867, pp. viii, 277 plus adverts. Original blind stamped cloth. Very good condition. An important account of conditions in the Lancashire manufacturing districts.


Industry and Prudence: a Plan for Accrington.


1950, pp. xiv, 186, well illustrated. Dust jacket a bit rubbed and frayed, but complete and now in a loose protective sleeve. Book excellent.


Relativity: A systematic treatment of Einstein's theory.


Longman, Green, 1923, pp. xiv, 397. Original cloth. Some pencil annotation. Good condition.


The Cotton Trade and Industrial Lancashire 1600-1780.

By WADSWORTH, A.P. and MANN, Julia de Lacy:

Manchester University Press, 1931, first edition, pp. xii,539. Original cloth, lightly used, small dent in spine, but good and sound condition.


An Historical and Topographical Account of the Town and Parish of Rochdale..... and also of the Parochial Chapelry of Saddleworth.


Manchester, W. D. Varey, 1828, pp. 206, errata leaf, 86,16, two parts, each with tile page and frontispiece. Contemporary half calf with marbled boards. Covers a bit dull and rubbed, but very sound condition. Bookplate of Clement Molyneux Royds, banker and a leading Rochdale citizen.


The Theory of Relativity.


Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1952, pp. xii, 386. Original cloth, with dent to back cover, but good, sound condition.


5,000 Acres of Old Ashton.

By BOWMAN, Winifred M:

Ashton-under-Lyne, J. Andrew, c.1950, first edition,8vo,pp.312, addenda slip, with eleven illustrations. Original cloth, a very nice, clean copy of the original edition. Presentation inscription from the author and with a thank you note from her included.


Sadism and Masochism. The Psychology of Hatred and Cruelty.

By Stekel, Wilhelm:

John Lane The Bodley Head, 1935, two volumes, first English edition, pp. xviii, 441, xiiii, 473. Original cloth, spines a little faded and top of spine of volume 2 just slightly frayed, else good, sound condition.


James Joyce and the Making of Ulysses.

By Budgen, Frank:

London, Grayson & Grayson, 1934, first English edition, pp.320. Original cloth backed boards with paper label to spine and spare label tipped in at the back. Very small mark on the back else very good condition.


A History of Droylsden.

By SPEAKE, Robert and WITTY, F. R:

Stockport, Cloister Press,1953, first edition, 8vo, pp.268, illustrated. Original binding in leather rather than the usual cloth, with the Droylsden coat of arms stamped in gold on the front cover. Presumably a special edition for presentation. Spine spotted and faded, some page edges foxed, but good, sound condition.


The Collected Works of C. G. Jung, Vol. 9, Part 1: The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious (Bollingen Series, No. 20)

By Jung, C. G:

Pantheon Books, New York, 1959, pp. xii, 462. Original cloth in good condition in slightly used dust jacket.


A Vindication of the Justice and Policy of the Late Hindostan and the Deckan, by Marquis Welllesley.

By [DALLAS, Sir George]:

John Sockdale, 1806, 4to, pp.[4], 111. Modern quarter calf with marbled boards. Author's name added to the title page in ink. Very good, clean condition. With the erratum slip.


A Visit to Abyssinia, an Account of Travel in Modern Ethiopia.


Hurst and Blackett, 1881, fiirst edition, two volumes in one, pp. xi, 310, viii, 307, frontis to vol one, with the half titles. Original cloth recased, gilt edges. Binding rather rubbed and worn, a few small internal marks, but a tight and sound copy.


A Practical Treatise on the Choice and Cookery of Fish.

By PISCATOR, (William Hughes):

London, Longman, 1854, second edition, pp. iv, 291. Original cloth. Hinges and head and tail of spine rubbed and a bit worn, but still a tight and sound copy.


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