Biography & Autobiography, many Staffordshire related; including Reminiscences, Letters and Journals of Thomas Percival Heywood, 1899; W.D. Spanton The Story of My Life, 1920; Albert Walker Samuel Hick, the Village Blacksmith, 1862; Bretherton The Countess of Huntingdon, 1940; Memoir of Mrs. Allen of Woodhead-Hall, 1872 (sporadic foxing, some pencil annotations); Extracts from the Journal and Correspondence of the late Mrs.M.M. Clough, 1840; and others, mostly 19th & early 20th Century, some signed by the authors. Mixed condition but mostly good to fine. (23)
Aleyn Lyell Reade The Mellards & their descendants, including the Bibbys of Liverpool, with memoirs of Dinah Maria Mulock & Thomas Mellard Reade, privately printed at the Arden Press, London, 1915; 4to, full buckram gilt, faded; uncut two sides; one of 200 printed; one (of two) front endpapers removed o/w fine internally with all plates & folding pedigrees.
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.
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)
Norman Tildesley (Ed.) Deanery of Cheadle: Kingsley Parish Register 1561-1754, Staffordshire Parish Register Society, 1968. Quarter cloth, printed boards. Fine. 256pp
Edward Fernie The Poll for two Knights of the Shire to represent the Western Division of the County of Stafford….November 1868 including the whole of the Registered Electors. Spottiswoode & Co, London, 1869; octavo, contemp. gilt cloth, corners bumped; title and final page browned o/w fine internally. (6),267,(4)pp.
John Ward The Borough of Stoke-Upon-Trent....comprising its History, Statistics, Civil Polity, & Traffic….also, the Manorial History of Newcastle-Under-Lyme, W. Lewis & Son, London, 1843; large octavo, contemp.half-leather and patterned cloth, marble edged, gilt titles and decoration to backstrip; some wear, the front board just holding; folding map and pedigree; folding facsimile letter; 19 engraved plates plus 12 additional engravings in text. Some occasional browning, a few plates heavily foxed.
W. & S. Beresford Beresford of Beresford: Part 1. A History of the Manor of Beresford in the County of Stafford. W.H. Eaton, Leek, ; quarto, orig. gilt cloth; t.e.g., uncut elsewhere; 106pp plus photo-plates and index. VG
Adolf Hitler Mein Kampf, Franz Eher Nachfolger, 1933, original gilt cloth, a little worn, some fading to spine; title page with the handstamp of the German Embassy in Lisbon with manuscript catalogue numbers, and a further bilingual handstamp Sold by the Allied Committee on German External Assets in Portugal – 1949. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. The complete text (two vols in one). VG
George Catlin Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians, London, 1892 reprint of the 1841 edition, tall octavo (26cm), two volumes, original gilt cloth, t.e.g.; spotting to endpapers o/w fine internally with maps (one folding) and 400 b/w illustrations. VG (2)
Charles Mackay The History of the United States of America, Virtue & Co, London [1861-63], tall octavo (26cm), two volumes, original gilt and blind-tooled cloth, rebacked, worn & marked; uncut; few loose pages in Vol.I with edges frayed, plate of James Munro cut down & torn, o/w VG internally with all maps and engravings. 816pp + 772pp
William Sandford Phillips Considerations on the Increase and Progress of Crime, accompanied by documentary evidence as to the propriety and necessity of a revision and amendments of the existing penal statutes. With a View to the Abolition of corporeal punishments; and more particularly The Awful Penalty of Death. Liverpool, 1839. Octavo. Fine 20th Century rebind in gilt quarter-calf, marbled boards; viii, 83pp, but lacking prelimary pages v & vi otherwise fine internally.
Charles G. Wilber Medicolegal Investigation of the President John F. Kennedy Murder, Charles C. Thomas, 1978, 1st Edn; cloth-bound, gilt, in a VG complete d/jkt; fine internally without inscriptions; xv,318pp
Stephen Wooler Ebbing and Flowing, Wardleworth, Accrington, 1935; octavo, orig.cloth, gilt; signed & inscribed by the author on front pastedown; an account of life at Giggleswick school and the topography of Settle, Giggleswick & area, with illustrations. 201pp. VG
Ernest Bowen-Rowlands Seventy-Two Years at the Bar: A Memoir, Macmillan, 1924, 1st Edn; orig. gilt cloth, a little worn; b/w frontispiece & a coloured plate; ownership signatures to front endpaper; fine internally. A biography of the famous barrister Sir Harry B. Poland; x,401,(2)pp
Eveline Godley (Ed.) The Trial of Count Konigsmarck, Peter Davies, 1929, 1st Edn; orig. gilt cloth, VG; neat gift inscription to front endpaper; b/w portrait & three other plates; fine inernally. 204pp. Concerns the murder of Thomas Thynne of Longleat and the scandalous acquittal of Konigsmarck in 1682 by a jury influenced by Charles II.
Report of the Commission of Enquiry into the Property & Revenues of the Church…with Appendices, Church Assembly and SPCK, 1924; quarto, original printed boards, worn; ex.Westminster Library; VG internally. 412pp
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.