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The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland Comprising Specimins of Architecture and Sculpture and Other Vestiges of Former Ages Accompanied By Descriptions Together with Illustrations of Remarkable Incidents in Border History and Tradition....etc

By: Scott, Walter

Price: £400.00

Publisher: London & Edinburgh, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown 1814: 1814

Edition: First Editions

Book number: 36043

Condition: Near Fine


2 vols, bound with recent brown calf spines with marbled boards, raised bands. Gilt lettering to the spines. A clean set, with minimal scattered spotting. All of the steel engravings are present as per the list of plates, and there is an additional unlisted plate of Langholm at the end of book. View more info

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Newcastle-upon-Tyne : What to See and How to See It

By: Simpson. E.

Price: £95.00

Publisher: N.p. [Newcastle-upon-Tyne], N.p. N.d. [c. 1920]: 1920

Book number: 58780

Condition: Very Good


23 pp. Maroon full calf with gilt decoration to boards. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bound by Simson & Co., Hertford. From the library of Ivor A. B. Ferguson with his armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. Illustrations. Folding map at rear. View more info

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The Carlyle Country : With a Study of Carlyle's Life

By: Sloan, J. M.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall, Limited 1904: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 57365

Condition: Very Good


xiv, 283 pp. Original gilt-decorated cloth. Minor wear to extremities. Gilt bright. Boards clean. Internally clean. Frontis portrait. In-text illustrations. View more info

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The Place-Names of the North Riding of Yorkshire : English Place-Name Society Volume V

By: Smith, A. H.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Cambridge, At the University Press 1928: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 57087

Condition: Very Good


xlvi, 352 pp. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Spine faded to grey. From the collection of A. M. Armstrong with her signature to front endpaper. She was the author of the Cumberland volumes of the series. Clean copy. A few rough page edges. Map in pocket at rear. View more info

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The Place-Names of Gloucestershire : English Place-Name Society Volume XXXVIII, XXXIX, XL and XLI. In four volumes

By: Smith, A. H.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Cambridge, At the University Press 1964: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 57097

Condition: Very Good


In 4 volumes. xiii, 268; xiii, 264; xiv, 272; xv, 274 pp. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spines. A few minor marks to boards. Rusted staple marks to endpapers of one volume. Publisher's compliments slip laid in. Internally clean copies. Maps in pocket at rear. View more info

Image for The Place-Names of the West Riding of Yorkshire : English Place-Name Society. Volumes XXX, XXXI, XXXII, XXXIII, XXXIV, XXXV, XXXVI and XXXVII. In eight volumes

The Place-Names of the West Riding of Yorkshire : English Place-Name Society. Volumes XXX, XXXI, XXXII, XXXIII, XXXIV, XXXV, XXXVI and XXXVII. In eight volumes

By: Smith, A. H.

Price: £80.00

Publisher: Cambridge, At the University Press 1961 / 1962 / 1963: 1961

Book number: 57121

Condition: Very Good


In 8 volumes complete. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spines. Slight damp-staining to a few boards. All internally clean. No ownership names. Folding maps. Maps in pocket at rear. View more info

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A Summer in Skye

By: SMITH, Alexander

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London & Boston, Alexander Strahan 1866: 1866

Edition: Popular Edition

Book number: 38961

Condition: Good


570 pp. Blind-stamped cloth with gilt-lettered spine. Spine sunned and slightly worn at head & tail. Ink ownership name on half-title. Colour frontis. View more info

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A Topographical and Historical Account of the Parish of St. Mary-le-bone : Comprising a Copious Description of the Public Buildings, Antiquities, Schools ... With Biographical Notices of Eminent Persons

By: Smith, Thomas

Price: £295.00

Publisher: London, Printed and published by John Smith 1833: 1833

Book number: 56734

Condition: Very Good


319, (1) pp. Contemporary full calf with gilt devices to front & rear boards. Raised bands to spine with gilt panels and maroon leather title label. Rebacked with original spine laid down. Minor wear to extremities & corners with some fading to front board. Hinges split. Internally clean. With six full-page lithographic plates and folding map. Very good margins. Binding firm. View more info

Image for Aedes Hartwellianae : Or, Notices of the Manor and Mansion of Hartwell [with] Addenda to the Aedes Hartwellianae. In two volumes

Aedes Hartwellianae : Or, Notices of the Manor and Mansion of Hartwell [with] Addenda to the Aedes Hartwellianae. In two volumes

By: Smyth, W. H.

Price: £600.00

Publisher: London, Printed for Private Circulation by John Bowyer Nichols and Sons 1851 / 1864: 1851

Book number: 54933

Condition: Very Good


In two volumes. vii, 414; viii, 332 pp. Contemporary uniform blind-stamped cloth with gilt lettering to spines. Wear & fraying to spine ends, and some splitting. Boards clean. With the author's own bookplate to the front pastedowns. Presentation inscription from the author Admiral Smyth and Dr. John Lee, the owner of Hartwell House. Slight foxing. Internally clean. With 21 full-page plates. Plates complete. In-text illustrations. Loosely laid in is The Times notice of the sale of the house in 1938. Hartwell was the home of Smyth's astronomical observatory. Bindings firm. A VG pair. View more info

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A Tour in Sutherlandshire, with Extracts from the field-Books

By: St. John, Charles

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, John Murray 1849: 1849

Book number: 37233

Condition: Good


2 vols, 296 pp., 288 pp., + [16 pp., publisher's catalogue] Pleasant green blindstamped, gilt decorated publisher's cloth. Several woodcuts depicting highland scenes and game. Boards rather weathered, Binding weakened, spines faded and worn, corners bumped, boards marked, sporadic foxing, particularly to early pages, but very limited in extent elsewhere. Prev owner's bookplate on pastedowns. View more info

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Wealden Iron

By: Straker, Ernest

Price: £30.00

Publisher: N.p., The Library Association 1967: 1967

Edition: Reprint

Book number: 59155

Condition: Very Good


xiv, 487 pp. Bound in tough maroon buckram with gilt lettering to spine. In printed dust wrapper. Reprint of the 1931 edition. Ink owner's name to front endpaper. Internally clean. Illustrations. View more info

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Dovedale Revisited and Other Holiday Sketches

By: The Amateur Angler [Edward Marston]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Sampsom, Low, Marston, and Co 1902: 1892

Book number: 54486

Condition: Very Good


xiv,130 pp, illustrated in b/w, foxing marks to endpapers and wear to spine edges. View more info

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The New Print Magazine : Being a Collection of Picturesque Views and Beautiful Scenes in the Several Counties of England and Wales, With Letter Press Descriptions

By: The New Print Magazine

Price: £500.00

Publisher: London, H. D.Symonds, J. Parsons, Allen & West, et al. N.d. [1795/96]: 1795

Book number: 55959

Condition: Very Good


Unpaginated. Oblong format measuring 21cm x 13cm. Recent dark red blind-stamped & sprinkled full calf. Raised bands to spine with black leather title label & gilt lettering. New endpapers. Bound by Atlkinsons. Engraved title-page. One-page description of each plate followed by finely engraved copper engraving of views, grand houses, seats, etc. With 58 full-page copper engraved plates, as called for. Most plates with tissue-guards, lacking a few. Some foxing to tissue-guards. All plates in Very Good condition. Scarce. View more info

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Still Glides the Stream

By: Thompson, Flora

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press 1949: 1949

Edition: Second Impression

Book number: 59507

Condition: Good


233 pp, illustrations in black and white, some foxing and names in ink on first page, dustwrapper has a tear to front, a few marks and is price clipped. View more info

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Old and New London : A Narrative of Its History, Its People and Its Places. In six volumes

By: Thornbury, Walter

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, Paris and New York, Cassell, Petter and Galpin N.d. [c. 1880]: 1875

Book number: 57718

Condition: Very Good


The first five volumes are each 576 pp., the sixth is 636 pp. Original blind-stamped and gilt-decorated brown cloth. Bevelled edges. Slight wear to spine ends & corners. Boards clean. Some inner hinges split. Minor spotting to prelims. Internally clean. Illustrated with numerous in-text engravings. Bindings firm. View more info

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Old and New London : A Narrative of Its History, Its People and Its Places. In six volumes

By: Thornbury, Walter & Edward Walford

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, Paris and New York, Cassell and Company, Limited N.d. [c. 1880's]: 1880

Book number: 57989

Condition: Good


In 6 volumes complete. Contemporary maroon half morocco over red cloth. Raised bands to spines with gilt lettering & decoration. All edges gilt. Boards rubbed and marked. Some staining & spotting internally. 'Illustrated with numerous Engravings from the most authentic sources.' This edition has a colour frontis and extra full-page engraved plates in each volume. All bindings firm. View more info

Image for Old and New London. A Narrative of Its History, Its People, and Its Places [with] Greater London. A Narrative of Its History, Its People, and Its Places. Six volumes plus two volumes

Old and New London. A Narrative of Its History, Its People, and Its Places [with] Greater London. A Narrative of Its History, Its People, and Its Places. Six volumes plus two volumes

By: Thornbury, Walter [with] Edward Walford

Price: £300.00

Publisher: London, Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. / Cassell & Company, Ltd. N.d. [c. 1880]: 1880

Book number: 51289

Condition: Very Good


Set of eight volumes. Half black morocco over marbled boards. Gilt decorated spines. Raised bands to spines of Greater London pair. Marbled endpapers. Slight wear to heads of spines. Some scattered foxing, mostly to prelims. Illustrated with numerous engravings in all volumes. All bindings firm. A VG set. View more info

Image for Romance of London : Strange Stories, Scenes and Remarkable Persons of the Great Town. In three volumes

Romance of London : Strange Stories, Scenes and Remarkable Persons of the Great Town. In three volumes

By: Timbs, John

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley 1865: 1865

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 57904

Condition: Good


In 3 volumes. viii, 324; viii, 320; viii,331 pp. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Raised bands to spines with gilt panels and maroon leather title labels. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Boards rubbed with slight wear to extremities. Bookplate to front pastedowns. Slight loss to a few page edges, not affecting text. Tear to p. 133 in volume 1. Bindings firm. View more info

Image for Ludgate Hill Past and Present a Narrative Concerning the People, Places, Legends, and Changes of the Great London Highway

Ludgate Hill Past and Present a Narrative Concerning the People, Places, Legends, and Changes of the Great London Highway

By: Treloar, W. P

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Hazell, Watson & Viney 1892: 1892

Book number: 39050

Condition: Very Good


144 pp. Pleasent turquoise publisher's cloth. Bevelled edges. Some foxing, minor wear to head and foot of spine. View more info

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Architectural Sketches on the Calder and Ribble, in and around Whalley

By: Waddington, W, Angelo

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Burnley, Burghope and Strange 1869: 1869

Book number: 15966

Condition: Good


engraved title, [viii], 12 engraved plates, each followed by a page of descriptive letterpress (Whalley Abbey has four pages). Title and plates have thin paper guards. Front inner hinge seperated, foxing to prelims, loss to head and base of the spine as rubbing to the edges and corners of the gilt decorated bevelled boards. All edges gilt. An uncommon item, with Copac recording just 4 copies. BL; Ox.; Camb.; NLS. Binding approx. 26 x 35.5 cms. View more info