Staffordshire history, topography and miscellanea: a collection of mostly softback publications including pamphlets, from 1880s to 1980s; a few signed by authors. Some better items noted. Mixed condition. (79). Also few programmes & sundry ephemera.
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.
Lt.Col. E.U. Bradbridge (& others) 59th Division 1915-1918, Chesterfield, 1928; octavo, orig. gilt cloth, VG; folding map toned o/w fine internally. 186pp + 8pp of photo-plates.
Francis Percival Eliot Six Letters on the subject of the Armed Yeomanry, addressed to the Rt. Hon. Earl Gower Sutherland, Colonel of the Staffordshire Volunteer Cavalry. T. Egerton, London, 1797; orig. boards, spine damaged and front board detached; armorial bookplate of John Gretton; uncut & partly unopened; good clean text & plates; xvi,230,(1)pp, plus seven folding plates including frontispiece. Together with a related original letter of 1804 addressed to the author as Colonel of the 2nd Staffordshire Militia.
The Old Denstonian Chronicle 1915 and 1916, Old Denstonian Club, Denstone, Uttoxeter; tall octavo, printed cloth, front boards a little faded; 18pp or 22pp of photo-plates + 94pp or 140pp of text. Most pages of plates of the 1915 edition have a 2” vertical tear at top (not affecting the images). Uncut and partially unopened. Very scarce (2)
Walsall & District. The Roll of the Great War, 1914-1918. Quarto, printed cloth, gilt, faded; front inner hinge cracked. Clean text. 232pp
Norman Tildesley (Ed.) Deanery of Cheadle: Kingsley Parish Register 1561-1754, Staffordshire Parish Register Society, 1968. Quarter cloth, printed boards. Fine. 256pp
Norman A. Cope Alleyne's Grammar School, Stone, Staffordshire 1558-1958; privately published, ; octavo, gilt cloth, a little discoloured; ownership handstamp to front pastedown. VG. 99pp plus 9 photo-plates.
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.
Cottrill's Police Directory of the Borough of Newcastle-Under-Lyme for 1836; containing an Alphabetical List of the whole of the Inhabitant Householders, with a Classification of Trades. Newcastle-under-Lyme, ; sm.8vo, contemp. diced calf; 26pp of advertisements at rear with additional coloured leaflet tipped in. Near fine. (8),74,(26)(1)pp
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
Jones's Mercantile Directory of the Pottery District of Staffordshire 1864, Jones & Proud, London, 1864; octavo, original blind-tooled & gilt cloth, a little marked & faded, some wear to extremities; VG internally including 76pp of advertisements and a further 4pp Scottish Widows pamphlet tipped in. Very scarce. 291pp
A selection of works on Newcastle-Under-Lyme 1881-1940; comprising J. Ingamells Historical Records and Directory, 1881 (2 copies in variant bindings); three works by Thomas Pape; Conway's early history; and Bye-Laws and Regulations 1893-94. Good to fine. (7)
Staffordshire Poets, a collection of 19th & 20th Century works, several privately published, including Susanna Trubshaw 1863, James Alsop 1880, F.R. Bartlett 1886, Elijah Cope 1875, Elijah Travis 1877, William O'Keeffe 1858, Edward Allen 1892, and Alfred Hine (4 different, 1890s/1900s, one with letter from the author tipped in). The Susanna Trubshaw is a presentation copy to her niece. Varied condition. (16)
Daltry and Masefield Macro-Lepidoptera of North Staffordshire and Cannock Chase, J. & C. Mort, Stafford, 1898; octavo, orig. gilt cloth, 29pp; addendum slip tipped-in. Fine
Robert Plot The Natural History of Staffordshire, E.J. Morten, 1973 facsimile of the 1686 edition; folio, full green morocco style binding, gilt. Spine faded o/w VF with folding pedigree, coats of arms and double-page plates; (16),450,(10)pp
George Moores The Official Illustrated Holiday Guide to the North Staffordshire Railway, S. Moore & Son, Manchester, 1891, 2nd Edition; octavo, fine rebind in modern gilt cloth, the rear pictorial wrap retained; title page with small marginal tear o/w fine internally. Illustrations in text. Adverts at rear. 171,(16)pp