William Blackstone Commentaries on the Laws of England, T. Cadell, 1793-95, 12th Edn, 4 vols; full calf, very worn, two with rear board detached; each with b/w frontispiece, light browning to prelims, good clean text. (4)
Ellen Wilkinson & Edward Conze Why Fascism? Selwyn & Blount, 1936 in d/jkt; together with a selection of political publications including pamphlets (4), mostly left-wing, mainly 1930s/40s. Fair to fine. (15)
Adolf Hitler Mein Kampf, NSDAP, 1938, near fine in rare but damaged d/jkt (with some loss, mainly to foot of spine). Couple of tone spots to endpapers o/w fine internally. The complete text.
Manchester area local history including Robert Lee The Cry of Two Cities, 1927; Hayhurst The Conquest of Gentleness, Bury, 1910; Ammon Wrigley Songs of a Moorland Parish (3, Rotary Club reprints) and Songs of the Pennine Hills, 1938; and related. Mostly VG/VF (10)
Charles Royle Opened Doors: The Autobiography of Charles Royle, Ex-Mayor and Ex-M.P. for Stockport, Meat Trades’ Journal, 1949; in slightly worn & spotted dustjacket; signed by the author. Fine internally. 112pp plus plates.
Robert Dent Old and New Birmingham, 1880; and 1860s/1870s Birmingham related Acts of Parliament in 5 bound volumes; one volume very worn, Dent’s history repaired. (6)
Innes & Castle Covenants with Death, Daily Express, 1934, original printed cloth, worn corners, illustrated throughout.
Biographical works including Ernest Boulton George Jeffreys: A Ministry of the Miraculous, 1928; MacDiarmid Scottish Eccentrics, 1936; J.L. Paton John Brown Paton, 1914; Sherlock Ann Jane Carlile: A Temperance Pioneer, 1897; and Sketches of Distinguished American Authors, Represented in Darley’s New National Picture entitled Washington Irving and his Literary Friends at Sunnyside, 1863, original printed wraps marked, in fine leather bound folder, gilt. Good to VG. (8)
Bertram Benas Later Records of the Jews in Liverpool, 1929, printed boards slightly marked; Philip Ettinger Hope Place in Liverpool Jewry, 1930, in worn d/jkt; Izak Goller Cohen & Son, 1932, pictorial wraps detached; and related ephemera.
Vellum documents 1774-1883, mostly conveyances concerning land & property in Stretford (6), Middleton, Waterfoot and other Greater Manchester locations, with hand-drawn plans; all signed & sealed, all with revenue stamps. VG/Fine. (14)
Vellum documents 1874-1900 concerning land & properties in Radcliffe, notably a Bleach Works & premises; hand-drawn plans, all signed & sealed, with revenue stamps. VG/Fine (7)
Vellum documents (one on paper) 1851-1904 concerning lands & properties in Salford, Strangeways and Blackley, all with revenue stamps, signed & sealed. VG/Fine (10)
Documents on vellum & paper, 1802-1911, mostly 19th Century, concerning property & families in Cheadle, Cheshire. Includes 1911 Sales Particulars. Fair to VF (13)
Vellum documents 1840-1883 concerning lands, properties and families in Saddleworth, all with revenue stamps. Good to VF (12)
Vellum documents of 1860 concerning land & families in Holbeach, Lincolnshire, one with hand-drawn plan, all with revenue stamps. Fine (3)
Vellum documents 1863-1896 relating to property and families in Hopwood nr.Heywood (3) and Salford (2), two with hand-drawn plans, plus one later related item on paper. VG/Fine (6)
Stubbs’ Hotel Guide 1940, Stubbs’ Directories, quarto, original gilt cloth, VG; scattered foxing to first two leaves o/w fine internally. 436pp
Maps of Africa from 17th to 19th Century, various sizes, including maps published by Edward Wells (2, c.1690), Wm.Faden (2, 1798), Cadell & Davies (3, 1802), John Tallis & Co (2, drawn by Rapkin, with engraved vignettes). Several hand-coloured in outline. Good to fine. (18)
Ernest Mills Joyce The South Polar Trail: The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, Duckworth, 1929, original gilt cloth, fine, signed & inscribed by the author below photographic frontispiece, together with three original photographs taken at Cape Royds (2) in 1907 and at Cape Evans in 1917 all annotated in ink by Ernest Joyce, and a related PPC of a husky team with Shackleton and colleagues (corner crease).
Nicholas Monardes Joyfull Newes out of the Newe Founde Worlde, Constable, 1925, 2 vols, VG; Ernest Seton Arctic Prairies, Constable, 1912, VG; and Egerton Young Stories from Indian Wigwams and Northern Campfires, 1893, binding shaken & marked. All in original gilt cloth. (4)