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R(ay), J(ohn): A Collection of English Proverbs Digested into a Convenient Method for the Speedy Finding any one upon Occasion; with Short Annotations, Whereunto are added Local Proverbs with their Explications, Old Proverbial Rhythmes, Less known or Exotick Proverbial Sentences, and Scottish Proverbs. Cambridge: printed by John Hayes, printer to the University, for W. Morden, 1670. First edition. 8vo., pp. [viii], 296. Title-page in red and black, woodcut initials and head-pieces. A few short pencil notes and marks, note on the author to ffep. Title-page laid down, pp. 127-8 loosening, tiny wormhole near head of page beginning p.117 and becoming a small trail pp.209-226 then reducing again but not affecting text. Contemporary brown calf, gilt label to spine. A bit rubbed, spine a little chipped and creased, lower joint cracking at head and tail, endcaps and corners repaired but now worn, some light spots and smudges, endpapers split at hinges but boards holding firm. A very good copy. To front paste-down, inscriptions of: H.J.P. Proby 'ex lib K.G.P. 1820'; J. Tattersall 'Exor. of the above, July 1857'; Frank Muir. Small book label of J.O. Edwards. To ffep: an MS note on John Ray signed by John Tattersall and dated 1857. To head of title-page: ownership inscription of Jonathan Gowan. To title-page verso, through the paper to which is has been laminated, two inscriptions in different hands are visible: the first is possibly signed Vernon and is dated 1677; the second is mostly illegible. To the head of A2, inscription of P. Lancaster in an old hand. To the rfep: inscription of Jane Howard; a Latin proverb in a different hand. To the rear paste-down: pencil notes on the text. John Ray [Wray until 1670] (16271705), naturalist and theologian, travelled around the United Kingdom in order to collect botanical specimens gather topographical and botanical information for his work. During his travels he also amassed a store of knowledge about regional antiquities, customs and language, which formed the basis of this Collection of English Proverbs (a revised edition followed in 1678). Ray continued with his work on this theme and in 1674 published his Collection of English Words. ESTC R13689; Wing R368   Ref: 52248 
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Reynolds, Jack: The Great Paternalist. Titus Salt and the Growth of Nineteenth-Century Bradford. London: Maurice Temple Smith in association with The University of Bradford, 1983. 8vo., pp. 382. Black cloth, silver lettering. Dustwrapper slightly creased. Very good.   Ref: 51389 
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Rogers, W.H. Hamilton: Memorials of the West. Historical and Descriptive, collected on the borderland of Somerset, Dorset, and Devon. Exeter: James G. Commin, 1888. 8vo. pp. [iv], 398 + frontispiece, 3 coloured, 1 double page, and 25 regular plates, illustrations within text. Contemporary half maroon morocco with marbled boards, spine in six gilt-ruled compartments with raised bands, second compartment gilt-lettered direct, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, just slightly rubbed at extremities.   Ref: 31743 
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(Rose, Josiah, ed.:) Lancashire and Cheshire Historical and Genealogical Notes. Reprinted from the Leigh Chronicle 'Scrap Book'. Vol. I, July 1878 - July 1879; Vol. II, July 1879 - January 1881. Leigh: Printed at the 'Chronicle' Office, 1879, 1881. 2 vols., 8vo.; 4to. Pp. iv, xvi,v, [ii], 6-414; [iv], vii, [ii], 5-232, [i], 6-104 + 7 plates, 2 of which folding (1 separated at fold). Tables and illustrations in the text, slight foxing to front and rear. Half bound in red roan with marbled boards, gilt titles to spine, edges sprinkled. Spines and corners scraped, boards rubbed with wear to edges, upper hinges cracking a little. Vol. II also contains pp. 5-104 of vol. III, dated February 1881 and published separately in 1883.   Ref: 43249 
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Rous, John: (Hearne, Thomas, ed.:) Antiquarii Warwicensis Historia Regum Angliae. E Codice MS. in Bibliotheca Bodlejana descripsit, Notisque & Indice Adornavit Tho. Hearnius... Accedit Joannis Lelandi antiquarii Naenia in mortem Henrici Duddelegi Equitis; cui praefigitur tTstimonium de Lelando amplum & praeclarum, hactenus ineditu Oxonii [Oxford]: e Theatro Sheldoniano [...] Impensis Jac. Fletcher Bibliop. Oxon. & J. Pote Etonens 1745. Second edition. 8vo., pp. xxxvi, 236 + 2 folding plates. A little light foxing, some gatherings slightly toned (e.g. E). Recently rebound in mustard half calf, raised bands, spine blind tooled and highlighted in green with a little gilt, orange spine labels with gilt titles, dark brown marbled boards, edges sprinkled brown and red, endpapers renewed, very good. Uniformly bound with our stock number 51817, Peter Langtoft's Chronicle (1725). 'As a historian, Rous can be faulted. He is often inaccurate about dates and details, and he mingled history with legend like all his English contemporaries. Nevertheless, he used a wide range of writers, often referred to his sources, and compared the population figures given in the hundred rolls of 1279 with those of places in his own day. He recognized the historical value of paintings and monuments, and though he did not altogether master the history of costume, he had an understanding of the evolution of body armour. His lists of university halls and deserted villages show an eye for institutions disregarded in his own day. With his contemporary and fellow Oxonian, William Worcester, he is deservedly recognized as one of the earliest major English antiquaries.' (ODNB) ESTC T139044   Ref: 51815 
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[Routledge, James; Farmer, J.H., eds.:] Local Chronology; Being Notes of the Principal Events Published in the Kendal Newspapers Since their Establishment. London: Hamilton, Adams, & Co.; Kendal: Thomas Atkinson 1865. 4to., pp. xxxi [i], 123. Pages just a touch age-browned, one or two spots of soiling. Green cloth, gilt to upper board, blind-stamped decorative border to boards, faded in parts, a few blemishes and one spot of light creasing, corners and head and tail of spine bumped. Compiled from the Kendal Mercury and Westmorland Gazette.   Ref: 21986 
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Russell, Frederic William: Kett's Rebellion in Norfolk; Being a History of the Great Civil Commotion that Occurred at the Time of the Reformation, in the Reign of Edward VI [...] London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts [...] and William Penny, 1859. 4to., pp. xiii, [iii], 240 + 10 plates, as called for. Occasional light foxing, spots and smudges, first leaf of Preface very tattered at edges. A few small annotations. Brown textured cloth, gilt spine and centrepiece, blind-stamped boards, top edge gilt. Joints very won, loss to endcaps, corners bumped, first gathering (i.e. frontispiece, title-page and dedication) loosening, a little shaken but still a good working copy overall. To half-title, ownership inscriptions of Thos. Wm. King, York Herald (dated 16th October 1861) and of P.A. Slack (dated Oct. 1978). Thomas William King (1802-1872) began his duties at the College of Arms as a clerk before becoming Rouge Dragon in 1833 and later York Herald. He became Treasurer of the College en titre in 1848, having performed the duties since 1833. He was an original member of British Archaeological Association and wrote articles on heraldry in Encyclopaedia Britannica (before 1863).   Ref: 52097 
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Saunders, H.W.: An Introduction to the Obedientiary and Manor Rolls of Norwich Cathedral Priory. Norwich: Jarrold and Sons, 1930. 8vo., pp. xiii, 213 + frontispiece, 14 plates. Brown cloth, gilt to spine, title and author blind-stamped to upper board, outer edge of text block uncut, spotting to upper and lower edges, browning to free endpapers, bumping to extremities. With a foreword by D.H.S. Cranage, Dean of Norwich.   Ref: 40662 
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Selden, John: (Pollock, Frederick, ed.:) Table Talk of John Selden. Together with an Account of Selden and His Work by the Late Sir Edward Fry. London: The Selden Society, 1927. First edition thus. 8vo., pp. xxv, 200. Moderate foxing throughout not affecting legibility, frontispiece a bit loose. Quarter cream buckram, darkened, blue boards bumped and frayed at corners and bottom-edge. Endpapers tanned. Edges uncut, as issued. Dustmarks to edges. Bookplate of (Prof.) Robert Ashton to front paste-down. Dated "Eye 1978". This publication of the Selden Society, was newly edited "from a MS. hitherto uncollated belonging to The Hon. Society of Lincoln's Inn".   Ref: 45720 
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[Seymour, Frederick:] Charlotte, Countess Spencer: A Memoir. Noprthampton: William Mark, 1907. 4to., pp. [vi], 96. Wide margins, clean and bright within. Half vellum with pale blue cloth, brown morocco gilt spine label, gilt crest to upper board, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Vellum a bit grubby, cloth faded, still very good overall. Bookplate of Freda M. Bidduph to front paste-down. To a preliminary blank, a gift inscription to her from the fifth Earl Spencer (1835-1910) dated 1907, reading: ' [...] I send this memoir of my dearest wife by her brother Frederick Seymour.' Earl Spencer's wife was Charlotte Seymour (1835-1903).   Ref: 51248 
£75
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