North West of England plus Isle of Man Bus Timetables and Fares Tables (4), largely Lancashire with some interest in Todmorden and Blackpool. 1960s to 1980s. Poor to VF (23)
The Cotton Spinners and Manufacturers’ Directory, and Engineers and Machine Makers’ Advertiser, John Worrall, Oldham, 1921, tall quarto, rebound in fine modern gilt cloth; some pages with browning/staining but largely fine internally; 100s of advertisements. 408pp
Edwin Butterworth A Statistical Sketch of the County Palatine of Lancaster, Longman, 1841, small octavo, 19th Cent boards with tape stains, cloth backstrip, VG internally, 168pp; and Manchester in 1915: Handbook for the Eighty-fifth Meeting for the British Advancement of Science, Manchester University Press, 1915, orig. printed wraps, good, colour frontispiece, plus maps and plates, 120pp + publisher’s catalogue. (2)
John Curwen The Ancient Parish of Heversham with Milnthorpe,Titus Wilson, Kendal, 1930, tall octavo, original printed cloth, VG; seven b/w plates; uncut and unopened. Light toning to front endpaper o/w fine internally; 89pp
Agreement for the Commutation of Tithes in the Parish of Tarleton in the County of Lancaster, 1845, a copy document, folio, half-leather, comprising 90pp of hand-written text with lists of landowners and tenants. Hingeing partly cracked; fine internally.
John Harland The Lancashire Lieutenancy of the Tudors and Stuarts, Chetham Soc., 1859, 2 Vols, the plates affected by foxing; Abraham Stansfield Poems, Sonnets & Translations, 1903, 1st Edn, b/w frontispiece, VG; Frederick Overend History of the Ebenezer Baptist Church Bacup, 1912, VG, 19 plates, presentation bookplate of 1948 signed by the Pastor & four others;and other local history, chiefly Lancashire. Fair to Fine. (15)
John Holt Occasional Verses, Stand, nr. Bury, printed at the Radcliffe Times, 1912; small octavo, original gilt cloth, fine; a selection of verses written during the 1870s to 1890s, mostly in Lancashire Dialect. B/w portrait. 75pp + prelims. Rare title. A single copy held at the Bodleian library.
Thomas Whitaker An History of the Original Parish of Whalley and Honor of Clitheroe to which is subjoined an Account of the Parish of Cartmell, George Routledge, 1872-74, 4th Edition, 2 volumes, recased with new endpapers and employing much of the original gilt cloth binding; VG internally with all plates and folding pedigrees; browning to tissue-guards partially transferred to plate margins. (2)
Lancashire & Cumbria with Lake District, Liverpool etc; includes street scenes of Workington, Milnthorpe, Lowick, Great Broughton, Kirkby Stephen. Useful RPs noted. Good to VF (126)