The Liverpool Mercury, July 7th 1815 to June 28th 1816, bound volume, complete text, plus Index; folio, half-calf, worn, backstrip largely missing; spotting to first and last issue o/w VG internally; a weekly newspaper.
Sandow’s Magazine of Physical Culture, Harrison & Sons, London, Vols. 4, 5, 7 and 8, complete for 1900, July-Dec.1901, and Jan-June 1902, quarto, cloth-bound, gilt, fine; spotting to endpapers o/w fine internally. Illustrated. (4)
A collection of works devoted to Microscopes and Microscopy, 19th and early 20th Century. Fair to VG. (18)
The Directory of Women Teachers 1917, The Year Book Press, London, 1917, original gilt cloth, VG; fine internally; over 900pp.
A collection of signed books, mostly h/bk in VG/VF d/jkts, including autographs of Terence Stamp, Brian Rix, Geraint Evans, Dava Sobel, Georgie Wood, Frank McCourt (2), and Nicholas Evans. All flat signed, all obtained in person by the vendor. One book with binding cracked o/w VG/VF (12)
L.A. Clutterbuck (Ed.) The Bond of Sacrifice: A Biographical Record of all British Officers who fell in the Great War, Volume I, Aug-Dec. 1914, Anglo-African Publishing , tall quarto, original gilt cloth, marked & faded; front inner hinge weak; fine internally; xlvii, 459pp
Edgeside Baptist Chapel, Permanent Rent Book, Waterfoot (Oldham) Dec.23rd 1888-1941, quarto, half-leather, very worn, fine internally; thousands of manuscript entries of rents collected throughout the period.
Henry T. De La Beche, Lyon Playfair and Warrington Smyth Reports on the Gases and Explosions in Collieries, William Clowes, 1847, tall quarto, half-morocco, gilt, spine very worn, front hinge cracked; bound with Blackwell Report on Ventilation of Mines, 1850 (title page dust-affected) and Return of all Coals tried at Woolwich and Portsmouth Dockyards, 1858. Complete with all folding plans/diagrams, some hand-coloured, one torn. 171pp
Arthur Bulleid & Harold St. George Gray The Glastonbury Lake Village, Glastonbury Antiquarian Society, 1911, two vols, large quarto, original decorated gilt cloth,t.e.g., near fine; ownership inscription to front pastedown of both volumes; many photographic plates. (2)
The Trial of Elizabeth Duchess Dowager of Kingston, For Bigamy. Before The Right Honourable The House of Peers, in Westminster Hall, in Full Parliament, on Monday the 15th, Tuesday the 16th , Friday the 19th, Saturday the 20th and Monday the 22nd of April, 1776; On The Last of Which Days the said Elizabeth Duchess Dowager of Kingston Was Found Guilty. Charles Bathurst, London, 1776; bound with Proceedings in the House of Peers upon the Impeachment….against Simon Lord Lovat, S.Billingsley, 1747; folio, half-leather, worn, hinges weak; bookplate of Sir John Mordaunt; clean text, uncut. [The trial of the Duchess of Kingston (born Elizabeth Chudleigh in 1721) for the crime of bigamy was one of the sensations of the Georgian Age. The Press devoted endless column inches to the trial and its aftermath]
Proof in the Conjoined Processes, George-James Duke of Hamilton, Lord Douglas Hamilton…Against The person pretending to be ARCHIBALD STEWART, alias DOUGLAS…1766; Proof for Archibald Douglas of Douglas…..Defender; in the REDUCTION, The Duke of Hamilton, Lord Douglas Hamilton, and Sir HEW DALRYMPLE against him, 1766; A Report of Divers Cases in Pleas of the Crown....in the Reign of the Late King Charles II, 1708; Proceedings in the House of Peers upon the Impeachment….against Simon Lord Lovat, 1747; and Medland & Weobly A Collection of Remarkable and Interesting Criminal Trials, 1803 (Vol.1 only) foxing to prelims; all with complete text in VG condition, all with original leather bindings in poor condition. (5)
The History of the Most Remarkable Tryals in Great Britain and Ireland in Capital Cases, viz: Treason, Heresy, Felony, Poisoning, Adultery, Rapes, Sodomy, Witchcraft, Piracy, Murder…A. Bell, London, 1716 [Vol.2]; octavo, later half-leather, gilt, backstrip damaged; title page and prelims darkened, some damp-staining (mainly to last 50 leaves), o/w good internally. Small hole towards foot of title page has removed “Vol.2”. [A similar work was issued in 1715 but each volume is complete in itself]
Joseph Kingsmill Chapters on Prisons and Prisoners, and the Prevention of Crime, Longman, 1854, 3rd Edn, octavo, original gilt cloth, faded, inner hinges frayed (cracked at rear), fine text; signed and inscribed by Joseph Kingsmill to his cousin on front endpaper. [Kingsmill was a prominent commentator on prisons and worked as a prison chaplin]. Scarce
Geoffrey Bles 'Famous Trials Series' including The Trial of Norman Thorne , The Peltzer Case 1928, The Trial of Herbert John Bennett 1929, The Trial of Jim the Penman 1930, and two similar. All original cloth, three with spine significantly faded, o/w good to fine. (6)
Elliott O’Donnell Rooms of Mystery Philip Allan & Co, 1931, 1st Edition, in original dustjacket; the d/jkt showing some peripheral faults most noticeably pieces missing at the top & tail of the spine (title & publisher’s imprint intact); the book with original gilt cloth and without internal inscriptions; there is an area of light staining at the foot of p.59 which is largely confined to the margin o/w the text is clean.
Shirley Green Rachman, Michael Joseph, 1979, 1st Edn, octavo, fine in VG price-clipped d/jkt, complete with publisher’s Erratum slip apologising for the references to Diana Dors. 240pp
A.H. Millar The Black Kalendar of Scotland: Records of Notable Scottish Trials, John Leng & others, 1884; original limp cloth, gilt, slightly marked, remains of ancient price label upper left; VG internally; bookplate of the Scottish writer H.Vincent Whitelaw; 138pp + advert leaf
Theodore Besterman The Druce-Portland Case, Duckworth, 1935, octavo, original cloth, gilt, good; spine a little faded, few pages with tone spots; four b/w plates. 308pp
Walter de Gray Birch The Royal Charters of The City of Lincoln, Cambridge, 1911, original gilt cloth, foot of spine discoloured, endpapers browned, five plates, few marginal glosses in pencil; xlix,(1),308pp
The Newcastle Diocesan Year Book, for 1959, 1960, 1965 and 1966; SPCK, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; original printed wraps, cover of 1965 issue discoloured; each approx. 116pp plus index and adverts; together with Charles Trevelyan Wallington: Its History and Treasures, 1939, signed and inscribed by the author. Good/VG (5)