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The Story of Lincoln. An Introduction to the History of the City.

By: ABELL, E.I. and CHAMBERS, J.D.:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Lincoln: City of Lincoln Education Committee, 1939.:

Seller ID: 30492


1st ed. Pp.231, b/w frontis. + 11 further b/w plates, many line drawings by Austin Garland and Herbert Steadman, maps to endpapers + 4 further maps, gift inscription to inner free endpaper. Green cloth, gilt title and heraldic shield motif to front, gilt title to spine. VG. View more info

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Grave Matters. A Walk in Kensal Green.

By: ADAMS, Eddie.

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London: Gloucester Court Reminiscence Group, 2004. 0953821234:

Seller ID: 43504


1st edition. "Grave Matters is designed as a walk of about two hours which will take the participants to a cross section of the interesting and famous people buried in Kensal Green. The aim is to provide information about the times and the lives of those whose graves are visited - be they famous or infamous". 21cms x 24cms. Ring binding. Pp.52, black & white and colour photos and illustrations throughout. Paperback. VG. View more info

Saints in Herefordshire. A Study of Dedications.

By: ANNETT, D.M.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Almely: Logaston Press, 1999. 1873827261:

Seller ID: 42369


1st edition. "Herefordshire is peculiar amongst English counties, along with Cornwall, in having many churches dedicated to Celtic saints, and brief biographies of these, as well as of biblical and legendary saints, are included. The illustrations (with one exception) are taken from stained glass in churches in the diocese of Hereford." Pp.xii/68, occasional black & white photo illustrations. Paperback. VG. View more info

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Penhurst Place: A Short Account.

By: ANON.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Tunbridge Wells: C.Baldwin Ltd(printers), nd. (c.1950's). 0:

Seller ID: 36576


Penhurst Place stands close to its village on gently rising ground on the north bank of the upper Medway. It has been the seat of the Sidney family since 1552. Pp.28, 8 black & white plates + double page genealogical table of the Sidney family to centre. Red card cover with armorial shield to front, rusting to staples. G+. View more info

The Matlocks and Bakewell. Famous Derbyshire Health Resorts 1893.

By: ANON.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Matlock: The Arkwright Society, 1984.:

Seller ID: 42174


Facsimile reprint of a guide book to the Health Resorts of Derbyshire. "There were many guide books to the Matlock area printed in the nineteenth century but this one is remarkable in its wide view of local, commercial and industrial activity, combined with a detailed and often personalised description of the hotels, hydros and local attractions and in the range of illustrations." 28cms x 21.5cms. Pp.81, black & white photos and illustrations throughout. Paperb... View more info

Wartime Memories.

By: ANQUETIL, Audrey F.:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Jersey: publisher unknown, nd. (c. 1994.):

Seller ID: 29811


nd. "This is a true account of my life as a schoolgirl in the Bailiwick of Jersey from 1940 to 1945." Pp. 40, portrait frontis, 21 b/w photographs, signed by author 'Audrey Falle, 1994' to inside rear cover. P/b. VG. View more info

Tales From the Parish Pump. A Hundred years of Parish Councils.

By: ARSCOTT, David.

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Seaford: S.B.Publications, 1994. 1857700570:

Seller ID: 35374


"In 1894 Gladstone's Liberal government replaced the ancient rule of squire and church in English village life with democraticallly elected parish councils. David Arscott's colourful account of a century of grass-roots politiking highlights many of the amusing incidents, bitter struggles and impressive achievements along the way." Pp.98, black & white photos throughout. Pbk. VG. View more info

Documents Relating to the Foundation and Antiquities of the Collegiate Church of Middleham, in the County of York...

By: ATTHILL, William.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London: Printed for the Camden Society, 1847. 0:

Seller ID: 33845


With an Historical Introduction, and Incidental Notices of the Castle, Town, and Neighbourhood. 22.5cms x 17.5cms. Pp.30/112, gift bookplate to inside front board(George Hildreth Goldsbrough, Wakefield). Green blind-stamped boards, gilt title to spine. VG. View more info

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Pleshey. The Village and Retreat House.

By: AVERY, Margaret.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Bishop's Stortford: Ellis & Phillips Ltd(printers), 1973.:

Seller ID: 41873


"The visitor to Pleshey is quickly aware that it is a place full of history: a Roman fortification, a mediaeval castle, a college of priests, many links with the national life, and now the House of Retreat..." Pp.56, signed by the author to title page, black & white photographs throughout + map and occasional black & white illustrations. Paperback. VG. View more info

From Parish to Metro. Two Centuries of Local Government in a Lancashire town.

By: BANNISTER, Jean.:

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Bury: Bury Times, 1974.:

Seller ID: 13160


1st ed. History of local government. Pp. 10/140, 9 b/w illustns. Black cloth, gilt title to spine, illustd. d/w slightly chipped. G+/G. View more info

Where Travellers Rest. The Story of Richard Watts's Charity Rochester and the "Six Poor Travellers" House.

By: BELL, L.H.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Rochester: The Printing Co.Ltd, 1926.:

Seller ID: 41921


1st edition. A Tudor charity house founded by the Elizabethan MP Richard Watts to provide board and lodgings for six poor travellers (and continued to do so right up to the Second World War). The house and charity are immortalised in Dickens' Christmas short story entitled The Seven Poor Travellers. Pp.57, 20 black & white plates, inscribed "3rd June 1927 from the author" to front free endpaper, browning to title page and some toning to pages. Dark red cloth, gi... View more info

Folkestone. The Story of a Town.

By: BISHOP, C.H.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Folkestone: C.H.Bishop, 1973. 0:

Seller ID: 34108


"To those who know the town, it will present a fascinating picture of bygone days, past customs and more recent growth." Pp.vi/153, b/w frontis.plate + 32 further b/w plates, 9 figure illustrations in the text + 2 plans of Folkestone, signed by author to front free endpaper. Turquoise cloth with gilt roundels to front and gilt title to spine, d/w rubbed with tears and small losses. G+/G-. View more info

Smugglers' Village. The Story of Rottingdean.

By: BLYTH, Henry.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Brighton: Henry Blyth Ltd, nd.:

Seller ID: 42076


1st edition. Pp.72, signed by author to title page, black & white photos and line illustrations throughout, map to rear inside cover. Paperback, spine slightly scuffed. G+. View more info

Some Chapters on the History of Sunderland.

By: BOWLING, Helen G.(editor).:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Privately published, 1969.:

Seller ID: 31986


Chapters include: 1. Prehistoric Times by H.L.Robson; 2. Anglo Saxon Monkwearmouth by Mary A.S.Hickmore; 3. The Middle Ages by Helen G.Bowling; 4. The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries by Helen G.Bowling; 5. The Ancient Borough of Sunderland by H.L.Robson; 6. Rowland Burdon and Sunderland's First Bridge by Helen G.Bowling; 7. Sunderland and the Railways by Tom Corfe; 8.The Building of the Sunderland Docks by Anthony Rivett; 9. Dock Politics and Unholy Alliances 1832-18... View more info

Macclesfield Memories: An Old Picture Postcard Album.

By: CAMPBELL, Gordon.:

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Chester: Cheshire Libraries, 1985.:

Seller ID: 32605


1st ed. 14.5cms x 21cms. Composed entirely of postcards from the Macclesfield area. 147 b/w reproduction of photographic postcards. Pbk, crease to front corners. G+. View more info

A Short History of the Durham Union Society.

By: CAMPBELL, P.D.A.

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Durham: Durham Union Society, 1952.:

Seller ID: 39013


Published ten years after the Hundredth anniversary of the founding of the senior debating and social club in the University of Durham (delayed by World War II). Pp.17, black & white photo frontispiece + 1 further photo plate. Cream boards a little dusty, with brown cloth spine. G+. View more info

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Kew As It Was.

By: CASSIDY, G.E.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Nelson: Hendon Publishing Co.Ltd, 1982. 0860670740:

Seller ID: 41884


"Kew is famous the world over because of the Royal Botanic Gardens but it is also a village of great charm with a fascinating history and is distinguished for its royal connections..." Landscape format. 21cms x 28.5cms. Unpaginated. Map to inside front cover + 67 vintage black & white photo illustrations, faint shadow from old label to title page. Paperback. VG. View more info

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Lincolnshire Links With The USA.

By: COOK, A.M.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Lincoln: The Subdeanery, 1956. 0:

Seller ID: 38069


Contents: I. Captain John Smith; II. The Pilgrim Fathers; III.Massachusetts: i. The Planters; ii. The Plantation. Pp.xii/90, frontispiece map (John Smith's Map of New England) + 7 portrait plates + other illustrations throughout. Paperback, minor edge wear. VG. View more info

Wycoller.

By: COOKSON, Stanley and HINDLE, Herbert.:

Price: £15.00

Publisher: NelsonL Hendon Publishing, 1973.:

Seller ID: 32543


1st ed. "Wycoller is one of three hamlets forming Trawden Forest and lies between Pendle Witch country to the west, and Bronte country to the east... It is perhaps best known for its unique Hall, the home of the Cunliffes for over 200 years." 14.5cms x 22cms. Pp.48, b/w photo illustrations throughout, signed by both authors to the title page. Pbk, crease to lower front corner. G+. View more info

Life in Norfolk.

By: DIXON, G.M., & HARLAND, M.G. & H.J.:

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Peterborough: Minimax Books Ltd., 1979.:

Seller ID: 9166


1st ed. Illustrated book about Norfolk. Pp. 62, illustd. throughout. P/b. Illustd. covers. 29.5 cm.s x 20.5 cms. G+. View more info