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Christopher Killip Isle of Man: A Book about the Manx, Arts Council, 1980; Arthur Wragg Jesus Wept, Selwyn & Blount ; Linda Parry William Morris, Philip Wilson, 1996, in d/jkt; South Wales Ports, British Transport Commission, 1948, in d/jkt; Who’s Who in Wales, 1921; and three others. Good to VF (8)
The Gentleman’s Magazine: and Historical Chronicle July to December 1801, bound volume, complete with Supplement; worn half-calf, title label damaged, fine internally with all plates; together with The Gentleman’s Magazine for 1753 in poor condition.
Bentley’s Miscellany, Richard Bentley, 1840-1842, Vols. VII, VIII, X, XI and XII, half-leather, worn, hinges strengthened, one rebacked, four with new endpapers; good clean texts, plates with foxing varying from faint to heavy. (5)
Selection including signed first editions in d/jkt by P.D. James (2), William Boyd (3), Ruth Rendell, Gracie Fields and Ginette Spanier. Good to VF (23)
The New Yorker 1945-1946, special Armed Forces Overseas Editions, all with attractive pictorial wraps, two with small cuttings taken from the back cover. Text pages browned due to paper quality o/w VG. (19)
Government Gazette: British Honduras, a bound volume for 1907, complete with supplements, tall quarto, half-leather, gilt, backstrip partly detached, fine internally. 255pp
Government Gazette: British Honduras, a bound volume for 1897, complete with supplements, tall quarto, half-leather, gilt, VG; a filing spike hole through the top of each issue and a few pages with ink marks in border. 329pp
[John Walker] Oxoniana, Richard Phillips, c.1807, sm.octavo, 4 Volumes, half-calf, gilt, marbled boards, new endpapers; engraved title pages to each volume, some toning to prelims. Bibliographic details tipped on to endpaper of vol.1. VG. (4)
Douglas Lorimer Colour, Class and the Victorians: English Attitudes to the Negro in the mid-nineteenth century, 1978, in VG d/jkt.
Paul Brickhill The Great Escape, Faber, 1951, 1st Edn in second-issue d/jkt which has a 4” split along the fold of the rear flap; slight wear to spine, previous owner’s small bookplate, fine internally.
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)
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.
Stubbs’ Hotel Guide 1940, Stubbs’ Directories, quarto, original gilt cloth, VG; scattered foxing to first two leaves o/w fine internally. 436pp
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).