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Illustrated Trade Catalogues 1900s to 1930s ranging from large-format hardbacks to brochures, including Brassware, Tools, Asbestos, Hinges, Valves, Belt Fasteners, Window Blinds, Boilers, kitchenware, watch parts, etc. Fair to VF. (14)
Illustrated Trade Catalogues 1900s to 1930s ranging from quarto hardbacks to brochures, including Micrometers, Sanitary Ware, Wood-Working Machinery, Electrical, Railings, Asbestos, Scouts Equipment (!), Looms, etc. Also three leaflets. Fair to VF (16)
The Cotton Spinners and Manufacturers’ Directory, and Engineers and Machine Makers’ Advertiser, John Worrall, Oldham, 1921, tall quarto, rebound in fine modern gilt cloth; some pages with browning/staining but largely fine internally; 100s of advertisements. 408pp
Dorman Long and Company Ltd, Middlesbrough, Iron & Steel Manufacturers, 1924, oblong quarto, pictorial boards a little darkened; published for the Empire Exhibition; colour frontispiece of the proposed Sydney Harbour Bridge; illustrated endpapers; 79pp of photoplates and some drawings, with descriptive text. Fine internally.
British Company histories including Garnett Wainstalls Mills: the History of I. & I. Calvert Ltd ,Halifax,1951; Blyth Through the Eye of a Needle: The Story of the English Sewing Cotton Company, 1947, full leather; and variety of others from 1913. All h/bk (bar one), 7 in d/jkt. Good to VF (12)
The Story of the Lamp, General Electric Co, n.d., printed card wraps; Hovis 1898-1948, decorated boards, some foxing; Colour: A Collection of Papers describing Investigations in the Fields of Colour Physics and Colour Psychology, ICI, 1950, orig.cloth; and 3 others. Good to VF (7)
Handbook for 20 H.P. Rolls-Royce Car, c.1928, Condensed Edition, original gilt cloth, 65pp + fold-out diagram, VG; H. Massac Buist Rolls-Royce Memories, 1926, quarter-cloth, privately circulated, 95pp + plates; a Tax Disc 1950-1951 for Rolls-Royce Reg. No. DON 443; a related letter of 1955; and a Driver’s Handbook for a Vanden Plas Princess. VG/Fine
James Taylor & Bates trade catalogue for Motor Launches, quarto, printed card wraps, VG, c.1933, illustrated throughout with half-tone plates. 108pp. Fine internally.
Edwin Butterworth A Statistical Sketch of the County Palatine of Lancaster, Longman, 1841, small octavo, 19th Cent boards with tape stains, cloth backstrip, VG internally, 168pp; and Manchester in 1915: Handbook for the Eighty-fifth Meeting for the British Advancement of Science, Manchester University Press, 1915, orig. printed wraps, good, colour frontispiece, plus maps and plates, 120pp + publisher’s catalogue. (2)
John Curwen The Ancient Parish of Heversham with Milnthorpe,Titus Wilson, Kendal, 1930, tall octavo, original printed cloth, VG; seven b/w plates; uncut and unopened. Light toning to front endpaper o/w fine internally; 89pp
W.I.Wild The History of the Stockport Sunday School and its Branch Schools, 1891, softback, original printed wraps dust-affected and chipped; VG internally; 399pp + 10 plates. Scarce
Manuscript Prayer Book of Susan Belasyse, dated November 1667; octavo, later full morocco, gilt, VG; bookplate of Harold Marshall; inscribed Sus: Belasyse, hir Book on front endpaper; 61pp of prayers prepared for different occasions; the first page of prayers adhering to the inscribed endpaper otherwise fine and written throughout in a clear hand. [The Belasyse family were devout Catholics closely allied to Charles I and the Royalist cause. Baron John Belasyse was a commander in the King’s army and fought in various battles; he was subsequently imprisoned in the Tower; after the Restoration he was reprieved and took on a variety of honorary appointments. Susan Belasyse was Baron Belasyse’s daughter-in-law, widowed in August 1667 following the death of her husband Henry in a duel. Charles II’s brother James sought to marry Susan Belasyse but the marriage was blocked by Charles.]
John Bull, bound volume for 1822, complete, folio, in a worn half-leather binding, gilt, marbled boards; fine internally.
[Octavien de Guasco, Comte de Clavieres] De l'usage des statues chez les anciens, essai historique. J.L. De Boubers, Brussels, 1768; quarto, contemp. full leather, worn, gilt title chipped; 14 fine plates at rear; author’s name entered in ink on title page; xxiii, 505, (2)pp, plus plates. Clean text.
[Rugby School] The Rugby Miscellany, March 1845-October 1846, nine issues, all bar one with original printed wraps, the March 1845 issue with cover worn & loose. (9)
The Acts Made in the First Parliament of Our most High and Dread Soveraign, Charles the First [with] The Laws and Acts Made in the First Parliament of Our most High and Dread Soveraign, Charles the Second [with] The Laws and Acts Made in the Second Parliament of Our most High and Dread Soveraign, Charles the Second. David Lindsay, Edinburgh, 1683; 12mo, 3 books in one, each with separate title pages; nicely rebound in quarter leather, gilt, with raised bands, marbled boards, a.e.g. Light browning to text. 640pp
Agreement for the Commutation of Tithes in the Parish of Tarleton in the County of Lancaster, 1845, a copy document, folio, half-leather, comprising 90pp of hand-written text with lists of landowners and tenants. Hingeing partly cracked; fine internally.
Johannis Pistory Illustrium veterum scriptorum, qui rerum a Germanis per multas aetate gestarum historia vel annales posteris reliquerunt. Andrae Wecheli, Frankfurt, 1583, folio, 2 Volumes, bound in full vellum-covered boards dated 1609, later gilt leather titles and red sides; the covers wormed but text unaffected. Text fine and complete. Bookplates of Edward Davenport.
The Whole Proceedings in the House of Peers upon the Impeachment Exhibited by the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses, in Parliament Assembled, in the Names of Themselves and of all the Commons of Great Britain; against Simon Lord Lovat, for High Treason. Samuel Billingsley, 1747, folio, worn quarter-leather, 188pp; bound with Proceedings for High Treason against 3 others, 1746, 39pp; text and preliminaries clean and complete.
Frederick T. Jane The Torpedo in Peace and War, W.Thacker, 1904, 2nd Edn, oblong quarto, orig.printed cloth; pronounced browning to prelims and final page of text; b/w art illustrations by the author. 164pp