Andrew Cotee Ducarel A Repertory of the Endowments of Vicarages in the Dioceses of Canterbury and Rochester, 2nd (enlarged) edition, London 1782; octavo, half leather over marbled boards, rebacked with gilt title and decoration; obiturary notice of the author and contemporary bookplate laid down on front endpaper; some minor spotting largely confined to prelims; iv, 215pp. VG
An M.P. [Aubrey N.G.M. Herbert] Mons, Anzac and Kut, Edward Arnold, 1919, 1st Edition, rebound in modern cloth; uncut two sides; fine internally, with maps; 251pp. 16pp publisher’s catalogue at rear has some grease stains.
Maj.General Alexander Bruce Tulloch Recollections of Forty Years’ Service, Blackwood, 1903, 1st Edn, original gilt cloth, VG, recased with new endpapers; 4 plates; minor spotting confined largely to prelims & index. 386pp
Lytton Strachey Elizabeth and Essex, Crosby Gaige, New York, 1928, paper-covered boards, cloth backstrip, gilt, VG; b/w frontispiece and five other plates; signed by the author opposite half-title; number 795 of 1060
Arthur Nwankwo & Samuel Ifejika The Making of a Nation: Biafra, C. Hurst, 1969, fine h/bk in worn d/jkt; 361pp
WW2 Isle of Man Examiner Newspaper Headline posters (22) for street billboards printed on war-time economy paper, all-different; together with five Mona’s Herald Almanack posters 1938-41 and 1945. Some peripheral faults o/w good/VG. (27)
C.S. Wilkinson The Wake of the Bounty, Cassell, 1953, 1st Edn, octavo, VG h/bk in worn d/jkt. 200pp + 8pp of photo-plates.
A.J.N. Tremearne The Tailed Head-Hunters of Nigeria, Seeley, 1912, original gilt cloth, VG, frontispiece & 32 plates, light foxing to text; and C.K.Meek The Northern Tribes of Nigeria, 1971, 2 vols, gilt cloth covered in clear plastic. (3)
Shirley Baker Street Photographs: Manchester & Salford, Bloodaxe Books, 1989; and Barry Cheetham When Friday Night Was County Night, Sigma Leisure, 2000. Both in original wraps, fine. (2)
An unpublished War-Time Diary in five hardback exercise books,written by Jessica Eliot of 45 Codrington Hill, Forest Hill, London, with detailed description of daily life, the many air-raids, comment on the progress of the war, Flying Bombs, V2 Rockets etc. Witten in a clear hand, partly in pencil, partly in ink. The writer was clearly well-educated and able to speak fluent German. Many newscuttings are loosely inserted between the pages together with some notes made by the author and a few letters from relatives. Condition is Very Good. 1940. Fri.29 Nov. Planes droning at 11.50. Sirens wailed at 11.55.to- at 12.45 heard a loud crash, then Sirens to 1.10p.m.; 1.45 to 2.40; at 6.20 guns began almost simultaneously with the Sirens. Left papers in the house, & in lull went in to get them. Soon the guns were appalling, shells tore through the air with great ferocity, like red hot iron hissing through steam, as well as the rattling noise of the machine guns. Every few minutes they come, & fresh outpourings of fire, by far the loudest we have had. On looking out of a creek of the door, we can see the flames to the Eastward, & parachute stars & concentration of searchlights. Next morning we heard one bomb had fallen in Sunderland Rd, & much damage in Stepney.
Neil Drum and Pete Thomas A District At War: Irlam and Cadishead’s Part in the Great War, Thomas-Drum, 2010; and the two WW2 companion volumes Two Towns Go To War, 2014 from the same publisher. Softbacks, illustrations in text. 622pp + 1508pp. VG (3)
Channel Islands WW2 Occupation & Liberation Newspapers, mostly Guernsey. Fair to VG (20)
Channel Islands 18th & 19th Century deeds, documents etc, on vellum and paper including several 18th Century. Fair to VG. (36)
Advertiser Notes and Queries. Reprinted from the Stockport Advertiser, Vol. IV, Stockport 1884; octavo, half-leather, gilt, some wear to extremities; marble-edged and endpapers. Fine internally. 197pp
George Trevelyan The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay, Longmans, 1876, 2 volumes; octavo, three-quarter red morocco, gilt, slight wear to extremities, ownership handstamp to front endpapers, fine internally. (2)
William Dansey Horae Decanicae Rurales. An Attempt to Illustrate . . . the Name and Title, The Origin, Appointment, and Functions, Personal and Capitular, of Rural Deans. With a Few Incidental Remarks on The Rise and Decay of Rural Bishops. J. & J.G.F. Rivington, 1844, 2nd Edition; two volumes, tall octavo, bound in leather, gilt, with raised bands by Potter & Sons, York; marbled endpapers and top edge gilt; binding with few small abrasions o/w a fine set. (2)
Thomas Babington Macaulay The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, Longmans, 1850-61, 5 Volumes, octavo, rebound in fine half-leather bindings with gilt titles, marble-edged; some browning to the half-titles and final index pages o/w an attractive set. (5)
Ernest W. Hornung Notes of a Camp-Follower on the Western Front, Constable, 1919, first edition, original printed cloth, some minor peripheral wear, final page of text browned o/w VG; Hornung, author of the “Raffles” books, was a volunteer with the YMCA; the work includes a poignant chapter describing the search for his son’s grave who had been killed in action in 1915.
The National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918, Section XIV, Salford, National Publishing Co, London, n.d.; quarto, gilt cloth, VG; half-title and final page of text browned o/w fine internally. 360pp
John Lindsay A Vindication of the Church of England, and of the Lawful Ministry thereof, Richard Wilkin and others, 1728; folio, bound in full panelled calf, a portion chipped away from upper left corner of front board, hinges weak; backstrip with gilt decoration to each compartment with fine gilt title; some damp-staining mainly confined to front and rear leaves. Text complete. Ownership signature of Sir Thomas Grosvenor (1693-1733) ancestor of the Dukes of Westminster whose bookplate is on the front pastedown dated 1884.