Victorian leather-bound photo-album, complete with sprung clasp, gilt-edged, unused, containing 9 pages of chromo-litho decoration. Some wear to spine.
An album of good quality photographs by H. Marsland of Charlesworth, nr. Glossop, 1890s/1900s, depicting scenes in and around Charlesworth, holidays in Scotland, Dorset, Ireland and elsewhere. Some faded but mostly VG/Fine. Laid down, captions on border. (125)
An album of photographs, 1900-1910, taken by William Dearden of Whitefield, Manchester, mostly recording holidays, including scenes at Fleetwood, Sonning-on-Thames, Ashover, Stand Golf Club opening day 1904, North Wales, etc. Various sizes. Laid down, captions on border. (143)
19th Century Stereographs and few later, mostly photographic with play-scenes, sentimental, comic, plus some topography; includes 23 on paper mostly for a child’s projector. Fair to VF (68)
19th and early 20th Century Carte-de-Visite and cabinet photos in two leather-bound albums and loose, chiefly family portraits but including police officer wearing medals, coaching scene outside Walton-on-the-Hill Post Office 1913 and other better. Several faded. Many London photographers. Mixed condition. (70)
A teenager’s hand-written & illustrated journal of 1942, describing her expolits with her friends & sister, written in a good clear hand by Blanche Milgate of Gnosal, Staffordshire, with a contribution from her friend Rose. Includes 11 full pages of watercolour cartoons, 35 full pages of text, and a poster tipped-in for a performance of "The Little Bears" Concert Party which they staged at the parish hall. In a hardbound exercise book. VG condition.
Antiquarian selection including 1878 edition of Charles Dickens’ The Village Coquettes; W.H. Robertson Hand-Book of the Peak of Derbyshire, folding map; The Floral Birthday Book, George Routledge, 368 coloured illustrations; London and its Environs; or the General Ambulator, 1820, complete with plates, folding map needs repair, rear board detached; and 3 others. Varied condition (7)
Box of assorted ephemera and literature, mid-19th Century to modern, including greetings cards, tickets, brochures, playing cards, local history etc. (Large qty)
Carton of Photographs from 1890s including many 20th Century press photos of entertainers and celebrities, 1960s press photos of Lady Churchill attending various ceremonies (13), plus maritime, topography, railways etc. PC size to 10x8”. (Large qty, about 4 kilos)
Photographs in five albums, 1880s to 1940s, laid down, in corner mounts or loose, snapshot size to 8 x 6”; interest in Cape Town and other South Africa, plus British topography, maritime scenes, etc. Mixed quality. (abt. 382)
Folio Society publications in slipcases including boxed sets of Graham Greene The Complete Entertainments (6 vols) and Pepys Diary (3 vols).; plus Anthony Powell A Dance to the Music of Time Vols 1 & 2, and others. VG/VF (16)
J.G. Wood The Illustrated Natural History, Routledge 1872-75, set of 3 volumes, original pictorial cloth, gilt, marble-edged, good, many wood-engravings; private library blind-stamp of Robert Ratcliffe at foot of title pages.
Ogilvie-Grant Hand-Book to the Game Birds and Bowdler Sharpe Hand-Book to the Birds of Great Britain, Edward Lloyd, 1896, four volumes; Morris British Birds 1851, Vol. 1; Natural History of Birds, Fish, Insects, and Reptiles, H.D.Symonds, 1808, Vols.1 & 2 (bound together); Swaysland Familiar Wild Birds, Cassell, 1883, 2 vols; Hudson British Birds, Longmans, 1895; all complete with hand-coloured or chromo-litho plates (374 in all), the bindings in poor to good condition, the contents VG/Fine (9)
19th Century topographical Photographs, cabinet size to 30 x 17cm, a few laid down, including 1899 Lagoubran Earthquake Disaster (2), views of Lake District, 1880s scenes of Aden (3) by C.E. Brown including memorial to the victims of HMS Zenoblain, etc, some fading, fair to VG. (19)
Norway folding tourist maps, 1928, set of 3 by Nissen & Gleditsch, dissected, linen-backed, coloured, scale 1: 500000. VG (3)
Jennifer S. Holt The Hornby Castle Estates, 2017; and Emmeline Garnett John Marsden’s Will: The Hornby Castle Dispute 1780-1840, 1998; both in fine d/jkts. Ownership signatures. VG (2)
The Letters of Thomas Langton, Flax Merchant of Kirkham, 1771-1788, Chetham Society 1994; Nicholas Blundell’s Diary 1702-1728, 1968 -1972, 3 volumes; Barry Coward The Stanleys 1385-1672, 1983; and other West Lancashire history, mostly published by the Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, all bar two in d/jkts (one with a tear). Ownership signatures. Good to fine. (14)
Stephen Collins James Crossley: A Manchester Man of Letters, 2012; David Hodgkins The Diary of Edward Watkin, 2013; and other Manchester related titles, all h/bk (bar one), six in fine d/jkts. (9)
Crown Pleas of the Lancashire Eyre 1292, Record Soc. of Lancs & Cheshire, 2014-15, 3 Vols; Gratton The Parliamentarian and Royalist War Effort in Lancashire 1642-1651, Chetham Society 2010; and other Lancashire History, all in good/VF d/jkts, several with ownership signature. (13)
The Charters of the Anglo-Norman Earls of Chester c.1071-1237, 1988; Wrenbury Wills and Inventories 1542-1661, 2009; and other Cheshire history, all h/bks in VG/VF d/jkts, mostly publications of The Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire. Ownership signatures. (18)