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.
A New General and Commercial Directory of Manchester and Salford, W. Whellan & Co., Manchester, 1852; octavo, rebound in fine modern three-quarter black morocco, gilt, red title label; the volume includes most of the Greater Manchester area including villages & hamlets; 932pp plus 38pp preface; list of bankers and adverts at rear. VG
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.
James Croston Nooks and Corners of Lancashire and Cheshire, John Heywood, 1882, one of 600 printed for subscribers; quarto, original gilt decorated cloth, foot of backstrip damaged with partial repair; contemporary ownership inscription of Abraham Lord of Alkrington Hall (son of one of the subscribers). Plates complete. Fine internally
Geoffrey Malins How I Filmed the War, Herbert Jenkins, 1920, first edition in the original printed green cloth, VG; 32pp of photo-plates; occasional light foxing to text. 307pp plus prelims.
Richard Cannon Historical Records of the British Army: The Seventh Regiment, or the Royal Fusiliers, London, 1847; original gilt cloth, fine; three fine hand-coloured plates.
Christopher Wordsworth Ceremonies and Processions of the Cathedral Church of Salisbury, Cambridge University Press, 1901, octavo, original gilt cloth, t.e.g., uncut elsewhere, browning to endpapers; includes woodcuts from the Sarum Processionale of 1502 and fine folding diagram. Pencilled notations to rear endpapers plus a few in the text. Good
Silverstone Motorcycle Racing Programmes for the Hutchinson 100, 21st September 1957 and 13th September 1958, plus admission ticket for the 1957 fixture. Pencil annotations to score sheets o/w VG. (2)
H.C. Folkard The Wild-Fowler, Piper, Stephenson & Spence, 1859, original gilt cloth, some wear, complete with 13 steel engravings, all (bar frontispiece) with tissue-guards; few plates with a damp stain at one corner (not affecting image); some skilful repairs to backstrip and prelims. Bookplate of John P. Ellames.
Rawdon B. Lee A History and Description of the Modern Dogs (Sporting Division) of Great Britain and Ireland, Horace Cox, 1893, octavo, original gilt cloth, re-cased with new endpapers; 26 fine tissue-guarded plates by Arthur Wardle. 584pp, plus adverts at rear. VG
H.N. Hutchinson Creatures of Other Days, Chapman & Hall, 1894, octavo, original gilt pictorial cloth, fine; 24 plates & illustrations in text; some spotting to prelims and the uncut fore edge. 270pp plus 34pp of publisher’s advertisements.
Joan Ferguson Bibliotheca Chemica: A Bibliography of Alchemical, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Books, Holland Press, 1954, 2nd Edn., two volumes, quarto, in VG complete mylar-protected dustjackets. Browning to endpapers o/w fine internally. (2)
Charles Darwin Origin of Species, Franklin Library, 1975, superb gilt leather binding, silk moire endpapers and ribbon marker; gilt edged, VF. 507pp
L.F. Dimmick A Discourse on the Moral Influence of Rail-Roads. Charles Whipple, Newburyport, Mass., 1841, small format (32mo), original gilt cloth, backstrip chipped at extremities, hinges frayed; inscribed by the author on front endpaper to the editor of the New York Evangelist; text complete but foxing throughout; 125pp. Scarce