Assortment including Acts of Parliament (24) several relating to Ireland, mostly Victorian; few WW2 newspapers; Tussauds 1950s catalogue, Blackpool; Kork Ballington autographed photo; 1944 Percival Bros. parcel tickets; lettercards etc. Fair to VF (Qty)
Leader Magazine, Hulton Press, December 1948-1950, a collection of 78 different issues, all complete with original pictorial wraps, contained in publisher's binding cases (easily removed); contributors include Laurie Lee (several), John Betjeman, John Farleigh, Mervyn Peake (illustrations), Michael Ayrton, and other well-known writers and illustrators. Some rusting to staples o/w VG/Fine. (78)
Morris Bells of All Nations, 1951, inscribed by the author; Tolkien The Two Towers, 1962, in d/jkt; Ritchie The Admiralty Chart, 1995, in d/jkt, signed by the author; Fearon The Reluctant Hostess, 1954, in d/jkt; Chesterton The Ballad of the White Horse, 1928 illustrated edn; and various others, fair to fine. (17)
Selection of Illustrated works, mostly A. & C. Black published, including Allen Our Italian Front 1920, 1st Edn, fine; Morris Channel Islands 1920 in VG d/jkt; Menpes World Pictures, 1902, 1st Edn., with 100 monochrome plates, VG; Stapleton London Alleys, Byways and Courts, Bodley Head, 1925, 67 b/w plates; and Cundall Birket Foster, 1906, 1st Edn, with 93 plates (73 in colour); none of these with ownership inscriptions. Of the balance 6 have ownership inscriptions. Good to fine. (20)
19th to mid-20th Century Literature including Ruskin, Goldsmith, Charles Lever and various others, several in VG/VF leather bindings. One is ex-library. Mainly good to fine. (25)
Collection of Bookplates, late-18th to early 20th Century, with many armorial types, many 19th Century, laid down or tipped in to a scrap album, VG condition, plus few items unrelated. (135)
Platt Brothers & Co Catalogue of Cotton Spinning & Weaving Machinery, 1906, orig. gilt cloth, lithographed illustrations, VG; together with a poor copy of Osborne's Guide to the Grand Junction Railway, 1838, lacking its cover but folding map still present. (2)
Ephemera from 19th Century to 1950s; with interest in invitations, business cards, publicity leaflet for the 1st Edn. of Dickens' Our Mutual Friend, sports club membership books, Victorian greetings cards, etc. Good proportion pre-1900. Good to VF (87 items)
Valentine Cards collection in modern album, mostly 19th Century including mid-Victorian elaborate paper lace types (24, one damaged) with various applique, and early 20th Century stand-up models (4, between 6.5” and 8.5” high). Mostly VG/Fine. (38)
Album of ephemera including Bookmarks (19) with nine woven silk types, one In Memoriam of Prince Albert 1861, another issued in Cadbury's English Industries series 1908; plus Victorian lithographs & engravings, few advertising items etc. Fair to fine. (55 items)
Feminist Review, London 1979-1987, quarto softbacks, all different collection of 19 issues, plus 3 related publications. VG/Fine (22)
The Illustrated London News, July to December 1931, bound volume, publisher's gilt cloth, VG, colour plates by Cecil Aldin & others, rear inner hinge weak o/w fine internally.
Selection of original 1920s erotic photographs, PC size (11) and snapshots (5), mostly M/F sexually explicit. Fair to VG (16)
C. Frederick Lawrence History of Middlewich and Neighbourhood, 1895, orig. printed boards worn & darkened, near detached; title-page damaged at inner margin; text clean & intact. 40pp of adverts by local businesses at rear. 100,(40)pp.
Manchester & area local history titles, mostly 1970s/2000s, comprising softbacks (22) and h/bks (6, three in d/jkt). Largely VG/VF (28)
Alexander Mackenzie The Isle of Skye in 1882-1883; illustrated by a full report of the Trials of the Braes and Glendale Crofters….Inverness, 1883; orig. gilt cloth faded & marked; ownership signature to front pastedown scratched away; light browning to title page, small tear to margin at foot of Contents leaf. Good clean text; liv,203,12pp
E.C. Moffett With the Eighth Division 1903, Knapp, Drewett & Sons, 1st Edn, orig. pict. cloth, VG; and other Military history, especially Staffordshire Regiments, including Priestley Breaking the Hindenburg Line, 1919, and The War History of the Sixth Battalion, the South Staffordshire Regiment, 1924. Fair to fine. (25)
A Wesleyan Minister Sorrow on the Land…an account of the Inundation occasioned by the Bursting of the Bilberry Reservoir…,J. Mason, 1852; Robert Young The Importance of Prayer Meetings, J.Mason 1859; Early Days, or the Wesleyan Scholars Guide for the year 1858; Grindrod A Compendium of the Laws and Regulations of Wesleyan Methodism, 1848; and a collection of other religious based works, 1792 to early 20th Century, many of Wesleyan interest. Mostly original cloth, some bound in leather. Varied condition. (28)
Trades' Directory Staffordshire 1903, Trades Directories Ltd, Birmingham, 1903; tall octavo, rebound in modern cloth, title page in facsimile o/w fine.
Horace Field Parshall The Parshall Family A.D. 870-1913, Francis Edwards, 1915, 4to, quarter vellum, gilt, t.e.g., uncut elsewhere; bookplate of the Gale family; folding map, pedigrees and plates; faint damp staining to upper margin affects some pages; some light marginal glosses in pencil. One of 100 printed. VG