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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 
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Sharpe, Kevin: Politics & Ideas in Early Stuart England. Essays and Studies. London & New York: Pinter Publishers, 1989. 8vo., pp. xi, [i], 415, [i]. Black cloth, gilt title to spine, very good.   Ref: 51620 
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Smith, A. H.: The Place-Names of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Part VIII. Index of West Riding Place-Names (Incorporating the East & North Ridings). Cambridge University Press, 1963. First edition. 8vo., pp. xiii, 207. Cloth, gilt-lettered, edges lightly dusted, almost fine. English Place-Name Society, Volume XXXVII.   Ref: 49140 
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Southcott, Joanna; Foley, Thomas P.; Sharp, William: The Answer of the Rev. Thomas P. Foley, to the World, who hath blamed his faith in believing it was a command of the Lord to put in print such parables, as he printed last year at Stourbridge under the title of 'What Manner Of Communications Are These?'; An Answer to the World, for putting in print a book in 1804, called 'Copies and Parts of Copies of Letters and Communications, Written from Joanna Southcott' [...]; The Controversy of the Spirit with the Worldly Wise, as Given Through Joanna Southcot Stourbridge: J. Heming; London: S. Rousseau; London: Galabin & Marchant; London: Galabin & Marchant; 1805; 1806; 1811; [1811]; [n.d. c.1812]. 5 vols. bound as 1. 8vo., pp. 96, 96; 52; 52; 64. Fifth work lacks its final leaf. A bit toned, sporadic foxing and light staining, some leaves a little grubby, creasing to first title-page. Contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, home-made cloth spine glued to boards and attached to textblock along upper joint with a quite rustic line of stitching. Very worn and scuffed, paper pattern darkened almost to the point of vanishing, corners fraying. A battered but very characterful compilation. Ownership inscription of Joseph Ainley to rear paste-down. Tipped to the front paste-down is a handwritten sheet reproducing lines from Southcott's 1814 publication, Wisdom Excelleth the Weapons of War. A collection of pamphlets by or about the prophet and writer Joanna Southcott (17501814). She was enormously prolific: 'Between 1801 and 1814, Southcott published some sixty-five pamphlets, totalling almost 5000 pages; moreover, her unpublished manuscripts amount to twice the number of pages in print. By one conservative estimate, a total of 108,000 copies of her various works were published and circulated from 1801 to 1816, making her one of the most popular writers of her time (Hopkins, 84). One reason for the immediate appeal of her texts is their unique mix of apocalyptic optimism with down-to-earth narratives about everyday life, which she converts to spiritual account.' (ONDB) The first pamphlet in this collection was written by Thomas Philip Foley and the second by William Sharp. Foley, rector of Old Swinford near Stourbridge, Worcestershire, and Sharp, a master engraver, were followers of the prophet Richard Brothers. In 1801 (whilst Brothers was imprisoned on grounds of insanity) they travelled with several of Brothers' other followers to meet Southcott and test her credibility. A year later they assisted in her move to London, becoming loyal friends and helping to spread word of her prophecies.   Ref: 49171 
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