The Newcastle Diocesan Year Book, for 1959, 1960, 1965 and 1966; SPCK, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; original printed wraps, cover of 1965 issue discoloured; each approx. 116pp plus index and adverts; together with Charles Trevelyan Wallington: Its History and Treasures, 1939, signed and inscribed by the author. Good/VG (5)
Walter de Gray Birch (Ed.) The Royal Charters of The City of Lincoln, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1911, octavo, orig.cloth, gilt, spine faded, rear board a little bowed; endpapers browned o/w fine internally; five plates; includes lengthy introduction; xlix,(1),308pp
James Bradley Reminiscences in the Life of Joshua Bradley, donor of Hyde Town Hall Clock and Bells, W.E. Clegg, Oldham, ; original gilt cloth, VG; browning to prelims, fine internally; no inscriptions. 281pp + frontispiece & 8 other plates.
John Burton Narratives from Criminal Trials in Scotland, 1852, 2 vols (in one); Dilnot The Bank of England Forgery, 1929; Ellis Prisoner at the Bar, 1934; Cadbury Young Offenders yesterday & to-day, 1938; and six others, all crime related. Fair to fine. (10)
Benjamin Poole Coventry: its History and Antiquities, John Russell Smith, 1870; quarto, half-leather, worn, gilt title; inner hinges weak, final gathering loose; all plates & illustrations intact; clean internally; folding map at rear torn & in need of repair. 412pp
Oliver Ratcliff History and Antiquities of the Newport Pagnell Hundreds, published by the author, Olney, 1900; recased with new endpapers, preserving the original cloth, backstrip worn & faded; VG internally with map as frontispiece and many illustrations. 594pp plus publisher's adverts.
Local History titles, 19th & early 20th Century, with works on Grimsby, Dundee, and Poole, plus Parish Registers of Sheffield (5 vols). Fair to fine. (8)
Terence M. Russell (Editor) The Napoleonic Survey of Egypt: The Monuments and Customs of Egypt, Ashgate Publishing Ltd, Aldershot, 2001, 2 Volumes; tall quarto, cloth bound with gilt lettering in complete d/jkts, the spines of the jackets slightly faded; superb condition, appear unread. No inscriptions; xvi, 603pp, plus numerous photo-plates. First English Language edition.
Freda M. Long Haworth Harvest, Robert Hale, 1980, 1st Edn; octavo, cloth bound in a complete d/jkt; ex-Library, jacket in plastic book-protector (taped to pastedowns); spine rolled; front endpaper with adhesions; library stamp on copyright page; clean text. Scarce title.
Thomas Dekker & John Webster Westward Hoe, [John S. Farmer, 1914], facsimile of the 1607 edition, quarter-vellum, printed title label; and Thomas Dekker The Gull's Hornbook, De La More Press, 1904, quarter-buckram, one of 650 on hand-made paper; both with abrasions to front pastedown o/w VG. (2)
Girls' Cinema, Amalgamated Press, July 1924-October 1925, issue Nos. 195 to 222, and 247 to 263 bound into two volumes, gilt leather title labels, VG; the pictorial wraps intact, some occasional browning. (45 issues)
The Strand Magazine, George Newnes, July 1892 to June 1893, and Jan. 1898 to June 1899, complete in 5 bound volumes (lacking pictorial wraps), in worn half-leather bindings; all with contributions by Arthur Conan Doyle including Sherlock Holmes. Some pages with fox marks o/w VG internally. (5)
The Detective Library, Amalgamated Press, 1919-1920, issue nos. 1 to 50 complete in two fine bound volumes, gilt cloth; the pictorial wraps and colour illustrations intact. Small ownership blindstamp in top margin of front cover of each issue. Previous owner's bookplates. VG (2)
The Boys' Friend, Amalgamated Press, bound volumes for 1900, July-December 1907, and July-December 1909; all complete, 104 issues in all. Includes the Sexton Blake serial Across the Equator. Large format, gilt cloth bindings, the volume for 1900 rather worn. VG internally.
The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, David Douglas, 1892, set of four small volumes in VG gilt cloth bindings, t.e.g.; endpapers browned o/w fine internally. (4)
[Frank E. Smedley] Frank Fairleigh, or Scenes from the Life of a Private Pupil. With Illustrations by George Cruiksank, Virtue Brothers, 1866; octavo, original decorated gilt cloth, worn at corners o/w VG; endpapers browned; uncut two sides; engraved title page and 30 steel engraved plates. Occasional marginal finger mark o/w fine internally.
Loren D. Estleman collection of First Edition Crime Fiction and some Westerns, all in mylar-protected complete dustjackets, 1980-2005, with 15 signed by the author including Port Hazard, This Old Bill, Gun Man, The Glass Highway, and Mister St. John; all jackets fine/VF except Motor City Blue which is chipped in places. No ownership inscriptions etc. (37)
Early 20th Century Boys' Comics, mostly WWI to 1930s, all stored in A4 plastic sleeves comprising The Gem (70), The Marvel (48) and The Magnet (34), many featuring stories by Frank Richards. Fair to fine. (152)
The Marvel comic, Amalgamated Press, a selection of bound volumes for Jan-June 1909, 1911 complete, July-Dec.1917, and July-Dec. 1919; all with the pictorial covers intact. The 1909 issues have had the illustrations tastefully hand-coloured. Mostly VG/Fine. (130 issues in 6 volumes)
Frank Richards schoolboy stories featuring Billy Bunter, 1909 to1950s, comprising early issues of The Magnet (55, forty in a VG bound volume) plus later Annuals comprising Billy Bunter's Own 1953 & 1954, and Tom Merry's Own for 1949, 1951, 1952, 1953 & 1954. All the annuals with fair to fine original dustjackets and free from foxing, four with abrasions to the front pastedown. No ownership inscriptions.