Folio Society publications, all bar two in slipcases of which one has a gift inscription of 1951; mainly fine. (10)
Manchester ephemera 1928-1960, mainly pre-1950; including Corporation Centenary Handbook 1938, What’s On in the City Jan. 1944, Duckworth & Co. Export Price List 1928, Diesel Timetable 1960 bewtween London Road and Oxford Road stations, etc. Good to VF. (8)
The British Printer, 1900-1908, Raithby Lawrence & Co, a selection of nine different issues, all with original pictorial wraps, one with spine partly frayed o/w fine; together with trade/reference works including Cotton Spinners Directory 1928-29 and The People’s Year Book 1922 and 1940 issued by the Co-Op. Good to VF (14 items)
Folio Society publications including two boxed sets of Jane Austen novels and a further boxed set of Bronte novels. No internal inscriptions. All in slipcases. Good to VF (25)
The A.J. Valpy edition of Latin texts, 1820s/30s, octavo, full calf, gilt, some light wear, two with a board detached, some others with weak hinges, all part-sets or odd volumes. All with the bookplate of Sir Robert Shafto Adair. Fine internally. (30)
[Arthur Young] The Farmer's letters to the people of England: containing the sentiments of a practical husbandman, on various subjects of great importance [ ] to which are added, SYLVÆ: or occasional tracts on husbandry and rural economics. W. Nicoll, London, 1768, 2nd (enlarged) Edition; octavo, full contemporary calf, raised bands, gilt title; some wear, mainly to extremities, weak hinges; fine internally though lacks half-title. ,482pp
19th Century carte-de-visite photographs with few topographical but chiefly portraits, wide range of UK photographers plus some European. Mixed quality. Fair to VF. (abt.400)
Victorian ebonised Graphoscope tabletop photographic viewer with magnifying lens, for use with stereographs and cabinet photos, double-hinged, VG condition.
Victorian carte-de-visite photographs including footballer (corner damage), Christina Nilsson (soprano), soldiers (2), and many of children. Mostly good to fine. (43)
19th Century carte-de-visite photographs, including comic (4, two political cartoons), cricketers, school groups (2), Cambridge boat crew, 1881 deserted children, hand-coloured (2), etc. Interesting lot. British & European. Fair to VF (36)
19th Century carte-de-visite photographs including many named personalities with Field Marshall Moltke, Disraeli, Kaiser Wilhelm I, Gladstone (3), masters at Eton, Joseph Joachim (violinist), clergy, domestic servants, etc. British and European. Good to VF (35)
Victorian and Edwardian cabinet photographs with several posed groups, young army officer and other military, pipe smoker, ladies with umbrellas, Irish ‘Colleen’, carnival entry with postcard theme, etc. Interesting lot. Mainly good to fine. (29)
Victorian and Edwardian cabinet photographs with posed groups including children, church choir at Astley (2, Bolton), lady artist at work, children with toys (one with Christmas Tree), etc. Fair to VF (26)
19th Century topographical carte-de-visite photos mostly European some UK; many by F. Fridrich of Prague including views of Germany, the British featuring several by Francis Bedford. Mainly good to VF (53)
19th Century carte-de-visite photos, mostly UK topography, including views of Manchester, Glossop, Isle of Wight (2), North Wales (6); photos by Bisson Freres (3) including Ascent of Mont Blanc; shipwreck by Hopwood of Middlesbrough; and others. Good to VF (39)
Victorian & Edwardian photos, mostly cabinet size including wreck of old British warship (glass fronted), Swedish king at Upsala 1891, studies of Horses (4), photographers of Belper and Prestwich, etc. Fair to VF (16)
William H. Draper Adel and its Norman Church, Richard Jackson, 1909, quarto, full vellum, gilt, some discolouration; t.e.g., uncut elsewhere; No. 14 of 100 printed; complete with all plates. 242pp.
Henry Fishwick The History of the Parochial Chapelry of Goosnargh in the County of Lancaster, Charles Simms, 1871; tall octavo, gilt cloth, recased & rebacked; complete with folding pedigrees and plates; few tone spots to prelims o/w fine internally; vii,237pp. Errata slip at rear.
J.-E. Van Den Driessche Histoire de Tourcoing, Georges Frere, 1928, second edition, 2 volumes; quarto, original printed wraps and protective glassine dustjackets, VG; uncut; complete with all plates. (2)
Thomas Brayshaw & Ralph Robinson A History of the Ancient Parish of Giggleswick, Halton & Co, 1932; quarto, original gilt cloth, spine a little faded; fine internally; 17 plates, 281pp