Guide for Officers, Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and Privates of The Church Lads’ Brigade, and Church Lads’ Brigade Infantry Training, London 1910, pocket-size softback, original printed wraps with piece missing from upper left corner of front cover; inscribed Orsett Troop (Essex) in ink along fore-edge, some light browning to text o/w fine internally; 262pp including 27 half-tone plates or diagrams. Scarce.
W.T. Freemantle A Bibliography of Sheffield and Vicinity to the end of 1700, Pawson & Brailsford, 1911, quarto, original gilt cloth, VG; well illustrated with 65 plates; signed & inscribed by the the author in 1924 to Joseph Dyson of Sheffield together with a 2-page autograph letter from Freemantle presenting the book to Dyson and dealing with a number of enquiries. The author has made a number of manuscript alterations within the text and makes reference to these in his letter. Fine internally. 285pp.
Nottinghamshire indentures 1796-1883, an archive of vellum documents concerning lands & familes in Radford, comprising Leases, Releases, Conveyances etc, all with seals and duty stamps intact, two concerning the Windmill Inn. Good to VF (21)
Burnley Legal Documents 1863-1910, all on vellum, various properties & families; including the Burnley Conservative Sick and Burial Society, Clifton Weaving Shed, properties at Calder Vale, etc. All with seals and duty stamps intact. (23). Also 1906 Auction particulars with Plan, and an 1895 notice. Good to VF
Legal Documents, Certificates and miscellaneous papers concerning land, properties and families of Heysham, 1719 to 1890, mostly on vellum including various indentures (37); several concerning the Parish Church. The 1719 document badly wormed otherwise fair to fine. (52)
Vellum Conveyances (2) & a Mortgage, 1867-76, concerning lands & dwelling-houses in Dunham Massey (2) and Bowdon, two with a hand-drawn plan, one signed by the Earl of Stamford & Warrington. Fine (3)
Extensive Legal Documents on vellum, 1825-58, all Burnley related including Bridge End Estate, the Manor of Ightenhill, and Calder Vale Printworks, all with multiple signatures, the Calder Vale document linked to a Marriage Settlement. Good to fine. (3)
Vellum Documents 1870s & 1880s concerning property in Newhall Road, Attercliffe, nr.Sheffield, including hand-coloured plans, plus a related auction document of 1898. VG to VF. (8)
Burnley Paper Mill, the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, and East Lancashire Railway, 1880s to 1920s, a group of hand-drawn Plans (9), a blueprint, sales particulars and few items of correspondence relating to contracts concerning the three companies. (Qty.)
Manuscript Valuation 1886 by Joseph Taylor of Heywood, of the contents of Burr House and The Stone Masons Arms, single sheet, folio, VG; together with vellum Indentures concerning The Stone Masons Arms (6), and others concerning properties in Blackpool, Manchester, Stretford (2) and Barnsley, 1792-1891. VG/Fine (12)
Vellum indentures concerning property in Lichfield Street, Willenhall, Staffs, 1851-1866, plus a related Probate of a Will 1878. Fine (6)
Legal Documents, mostly on vellum, 1657 to 1776, relating to lands, properties and families in Leeds, Idle, Bradford and elsewhere, most with impressed or affixed Duty Stamps but three of the vellums incomplete. External grime but generally good to fine internally. (20)
Royal Canadian Air Force Pilot’s Log Book December 1943 to July 1945 and related memorabilia, the Log Book issued to Flight Officer J.A. Jane; the collection includes notebooks, RAF insignia and fabric badge, photographs, flight maps, certificates etc. (Qty)
Vellum Indentures concerning land, companies, properties and families of Burnley, especially in Calder Vale Road and Burnley Paper Works, 1836-1919. Good to VF. Also 1906 Sales Agreement on paper. (32)
[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)
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.
[Robert Ferguson] An Enquiry into, and Detection of the Barbarous Murther of the late Earl of Essex, or, a Vindication of that Noble Person, from the guilt and infamy of having destroyed himself. 1689, small 4to, later half-leather, marbled boards; backstrip missing, front board and first few leaves detached, (4),75pp; bound with Lawrence Braddon A Letter to a Friend, 1690, title page missing; (6),62pp. Clean texts.
Atlas to the Memoirs of John Duke of Marlborough Containing Maps and Plans Illustrative of the Campaigns, Fac-Simile Autographs, Armorial Bearings etc. Henry G. Bohn, 1848, quarto, original blind-tooled cloth, lower right corner bumped; 15 Maps, mostly folding. VG
Cardinal Guido Bentivoglio Raccolta di Lettere Scritte del Cardinal Bentivoglio in Tempo Delle sue Nuntiature di Fiandra e di Francia, Rome, 1647; 12mo, contemp. vellum, darkened; front endpaper repaired; occasional light damp-staining; (4), 256pp
Capt. F.L. Maitland Narrative of the Surrender of Buonaparte and of His Residence on Board H. M. S. Bellerophon; with a detail of the Principal Events that Occurred in that Ship, Henry Colburn, 1826, First Edition; leather-covered boards detached; fine folding Map; clean text. Publisher’s catalogue dated 1st May 1826.