Assorted softbacks comprising LMS Route Books Nos.1 to 4, issued 1947, fine; E.L. Roberts Hedley Verity 1930-1939 and Bradman 1927-1941, E.F. Hudson, fine; and late 1960s Westerns by Scott McClure (4) and Emerson Dodge (3), fair to VG. (13)
Trade Catalogues (15) and Instruction Manuals / Brochures (16) relating to plumbing, heating, sanitation, and few other aspects of the construction industry. 1920s to 1960s. Varied condition. (31)
A.G.H. Thatcher Scaffolding: A Treatise on the Design and Erection of Scaffolds, Gantries and Stagings, Batsford, 1904; octavo, original gilt cloth; light browning and some pencil marks to endpapers o/w fine. Photo-plates and line-drawings. 185pp plus adverts.
Trade Catalogues and related items, including Hospitals and Institutions Handbook and Buyers’ Guide of Specialized Advertisers 1937; Creasey Town’s Gas: Services, Meters, Appliances, 1928; Electric Lighting Equipment, Revo, 1940, title & and index page missing, 300pp, illustrated throughout, some in colour; Surgeons’ Instruments and Appliances, Woolley, 1931; and 8 others. Mainly good/VG. (12)
Children’s Transformation books of the 1890s published by Ernest Nister, comprising Our Darling’s Surprise Pictures, tall quarto, pictorial boards marked & grubby, complete with all 8 lever-change chromo-lithographs in good working order, few leaves loose, rear endpaper torn & in pieces; and In and Out Round About: A Book of Transformation Pictures, octavo, pictorial boards, VG, most of the 6 lever-change pictures needing repair or attention. Prize bookplates of 1896-1897 from Lord Vernon’s Schools, Poynton, Macclesfield, on front endpapers. (2)
Samuel Richardson Clarissa; or the History of a Young Lady, London, 1810, octavo, eight volumes, issued in The British Novelists series; contemporary half-leather, gilt, marbled boards & edges; some wear, boards detached from vol.8, one gathering a little loose in vol.1. Previous owner’s inscription (dated 1947) to front endpapers. (8)
A selection of antiquarian books including 6-volume set of Addison & Steele’s The Tatler 1786, all bar one in leather bindings, most in full calf, very worn to fine, boards all attached; most have previous ownership inscriptions of the 1940s applied to front endpapers. (23)
The Seconde Tome of Homelyes of such matters as were promised and Intituted in the former part of Homelyes, set out by the aucthoritie of the Quenes Maiestie: and to be read in every paryshe Churche agreablye 1563. Printed by Richard Jugge and John Cawood, St. Paul’s Churchyard, London (colophon). First Edition, first issue. Octavo, later full polished leather, slightly pitted, rebacked, gilt, with new endpapers; original blanks at front & rear covered in contemporary manuscript notes which extend to margins of colophon and final page of text; damp-staining affects blanks and the margins of the last pages of text; fol.81 and 235 each with a corner torn away resulting in the loss of a few words of text which is otherwise intact; fol.214 heavily damp-stained with slight loss to parts of the border. Few pages with marginal glosses.
Macclesfield & District softbacks including histories, Bye-Laws (from 1877), street maps, water supply, etc. 11 are pre-1950. Varied condition. (25)
Oliver & Boyd’s New Travelling Map of England & Wales, 1820s, dissected, cloth-backed, in original case, showing mail-coach roads, places which supply post horses, etc, ownership inscription on case o/w VG; together with 1900s OS maps (5) of Staffs, Cheshire, Manchester & Derbyshire, three with worn covers. (6)
Runcorn photographs, 1900s, by J.A. Rigby, each 8 x 10”, mounted on boards, all different, comprising street scenes (4) and the Bridge Hotel (2). Neat pencil annotations indicate that these were requisitioned by the police ahead of a trial. Some light spotting to the mounts, photographs fine. (6)
Group of Diaries for 1937, 1939, 1940 1941 and 1945, all with numerous entries in each, compiled by a young woman working in Manchester; many records of social events and references to the War. Cloth-covered boards, gilt. Written in a clear hand. VG (5)
Louis Ambler The Old Halls & Manor Houses of Yorkshire, Batsford, 1913; quarto, orig.blind-stamped & printed cloth, spine faded, slightly marked; 110 plates plus additional illustrations in text. Good
Kelly’s Directory of Cheshire, 1934, quarto, original printed cloth, gilt; complete with folding-map; minor browning to title page; neat ownership inscription. Good
Whelan A New and Commercial Directory of Manchester and Salford, 1852, later half-morocco, gilt, 932pp plus appendices, VG; Pigot and Son’s General Directory of Manchester, Salford, &c. for 1830, Manchester, lacking map & other faults, fine modern half-calf, gilt; and Kelly’s Directory of Manchester, Salford and Stretford 1967, quarto, gilt cloth, VG, text browned to due paper quality.
Grindon Manchester Banks and Bankers, 1878; Wheeler Manchester: its Political, Social and Commercial History, 1836; Louis Hayes Reminiscences of Manchester, 1905; Reminiscences in the Life of Joshua Bradley, Oldham, 1904; and 6 related. Varied condition (10)
Field Artillery Training 1914; Garrison Artillery Training 1911 (1914 Revision), Vols II & III; Field Service Regulations 1909, Parts I & II; and two similar, all gilt-cloth covered boards; and Handbook of the 3-Pr. Hotchkiss Quick-Firing Gun 1903, OHMS, original printed wraps. Good/VG. (8)
The Draught Board Feb.1871 to March 1872, ten issues, bound together with blank or pre-printed pages for noting positions, half-leather, good; and Drummond The Scottish Draught Player, 1851, bound with pages from a related journal in a damaged binding. (2)
Signed 10 x 8” photographs of female celebrities comprising Halle Berry, Jessica Alba, Megan Fox, Kelly Carlson and similar glamour icons. Ten with Certificates of Authenticity. Fine (12)
Rusholme Amateur Dramatic Society, Manchester, 1946-1957, large scrap album containing over 200 original photos, plus programmes and newscuttings, all laid down, some with annotations in margins. VG