The Old Denstonian Chronicle 1915 and 1916, Old Denstonian Club, Denstone, Uttoxeter; tall octavo, printed cloth, front boards a little faded; 18pp or 22pp of photo-plates + 94pp or 140pp of text. Most pages of plates of the 1915 edition have a 2” vertical tear at top (not affecting the images). Uncut and partially unopened. Very scarce (2)
History of the 1st and 2nd Battalions the North Staffordshire Regiment (Prince of Wales) 1914-1923, Hughes & Harber, Longton ; 4to, quarter leather over gilt cloth, wear to top & tail of spine o/w VG; 12 plates including eight maps/plans; top edge gilt, uncut elsewhere. Fine internally.
L. R. Missen The History of the 7th (Ser.) Bn. Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment) 1914-1919. W.Heffer, 1920; octavo, orig. printed cloth, VG; presentation inscription to front pastedown; complete with six plates/maps. Fine internally
George Savage (5th North Staffs Regt.) Mespots during the Great War, Burslem, 1920, signed by the author, worming to endpapers and lower text margins, b/w frontisp. marked; and C.H. Wylly Historical Records of the 1st King's Own Stafford Militia, Lichfield, 1902, orig.cloth, some wear, occasional fox marks. (2)
P.C.G. Webster The Records of the Queen's Own Regiment of the Staffordshire Yeomanry, Lichfield & London, 1870; octavo, orig. gilt cloth, a little worn; bookplate of Lord Alexander Paget (Deputy Lieutenant of Staffordshire), and signed by Paget at top of title page during year of publication. Two tissue-guarded plates. Few pages with a corner crease o/w fine internally; vi,(1),192,xlvi, pp.
Benson F.M. Freeman Historical Records of the Queen's Own Royal Staffordshire Imperial Yeomanry, Stafford, 1907; printed wraps, front cover with contemp. ownership signature & small corner fault; fine internally. 76pp. In original card slipcase. Scarce
Thomas Hardy (1748-98) The Patriot. Addressed to the people, on the present state of affairs in Britain and in France. With observations on Republican Government, and discussions on the principles advanced in the writings of T. Paine. Edinburgh & London, 1793, 2nd Edition. Fine binding in modern half-morocco, gilt, by Dunn & Wilson of Falkirk. Ink inscriptions to foot of final page of main text and reverse of Contents leaf at rear. Some damp staining to Contents leaf partly transferred to opposite page causing loss of few words in the text. 78,(1)pp.
G.P. Dennis (Ed.) In Memoriam. Harold Parry, Second Lieutenant, K.R.R.C. 1896-1917. W.H. Smith, c.1918; quarter cloth, gilt, VG; uncut, b/w frontispiece, fine internally. Includes several poems written by Parry during his time on the Western Front; xiii,144pp
Major R.M. Ovens Military Lectures, Lichfield, 1908; octavo, orig. printed cloth, VG; endpapers browned, fine internally; ownership inscription of Pte. C.Hudson, 3rd South Staffs Regt to front pastedown. Ovens was a Major in the South Staffs Regiment. 88pp
Walsall & District. The Roll of the Great War, 1914-1918. Quarto, printed cloth, gilt, faded; front inner hinge cracked. Clean text. 232pp
19th Cent. Biographies of Wesleyan Ministers comprising Harris A Memoir of the Rev. William Bramwell, n.d.; Benson Life of the Revd. John Fletcher, 1839; and The Life of the Rev.Adam Clark, Joseph Smith, 1837; all in orig. (faded) cloth bindings, two skilfully recased with new endpapers; two with engraved portraits. (3)
Col. W.L. Vale History of the South Staffordshire Regiment, Gale & Polden 1969, 1st Edn; orig. gilt cloth, corners bumped o/w VG; ownership signature top of half-title. Maps as endpapers. Fine internally. 516pp plus plates
Thomas Wardle Royal Jubilee Exhibition, Manchester, 1887: Descriptive Catalogue of the Silk Section. John Heywood ; quarto, orig. gilt cloth, front hinge a little worn o/w VG; light browning to title page & final page of plates o/w fine internally. 238pp including 83 full-page plates.
Thomas Blore The History of the Manor and Manor-House of South Winfield, in Derbyshire, J. Nichols, 1816, 2nd Edition; 4to, orig.boards, quarter-cloth, rebacked in leather with original (worn) title label; uncut; complete with three pedigrees (one loosely inserted) and four full-page engraved plates, two of the pedigrees slightly affected by damp at the foredge. Some natural wrinkling to the centre of the text leaves due to shrinkage of the hand-made paper (plates & pedigrees unaffected)
Henry Steer The Smedleys of Matlock Bank, Elliot Stock, 1897; orig. gilt cloth, spine a little discoloured o/w VG; tissue-guarded frontispiece and other plates in text. Unopened. 121pp
W.M. Wade Walks in Oxford: Comprising an Original, Historical, and Descriptive Account of the Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings of the University, R. Pearson, 1817; octavo, 19th Cent. grained cloth, gilt, VG; good folding linen-backed map, engraved frontispiece, additional engraved title page and 12 other plates. Browning to plates with offset to facing pages of text. Front inner hinge weak.
Illustrated Guide to the Church Congress Ecclesiastical Art Exhibition Stoke on Trent 1911, illustrated card wraps, some wear, folding Map with skilful repair and additional folding plan. Good clean text; vi, 280pp including advertisements.
The Newcastle and Pottery General and Commercial Directory for 1822-23, T. Allbut, Hanley ; 12mo, modern rebind in half-leather over marbled boards, gilt, VG; front endpaper with 1894 ownership inscription; old tape marks affect first few leaves; main body of text VG aside from some minor tone spots; (2),147,(2)pp. Very scarce
Norman Tildesley (Ed.) Deanery of Cheadle: Kingsley Parish Register 1561-1754, Staffordshire Parish Register Society, 1968. Quarter cloth, printed boards. Fine. 256pp
Norman A. Cope Alleyne's Grammar School, Stone, Staffordshire 1558-1958; privately published, ; octavo, gilt cloth, a little discoloured; ownership handstamp to front pastedown. VG. 99pp plus 9 photo-plates.