[(Triphook, Robert, ed.:)] Miscellanea Antiqua Anglicana; or, a select collection of Curious Tracts, illustrative of the history, literature, manners, and biography, of the English nation. London: Printed by T. Bensley and son, 1816. 4to., pp. [vi], 35, [i], xvi, [iv], 110, xv, [i], 76, iv, [ii], 12, [iv], 20, [xvi], 30, [ii], 46, 50, [ii] + engraved frontispiece. Some foxing and browning. Original paper boards, printed spine label, rubbed and a bit worn, hinges neatly reinforced. Eight 16th and 17th-century tracts and manuscripts, some printed for the first time; each is individually paginated and the dates vary - some 1815 but the final part 1821. The spine label specifies that only 250 copies were printed, and it was intended to begin a series but no further volumes were published. Ref: 37041show full image..
Tucker, Norman (transcribed): The Councell Booke of Ruthin, 1642-1695. Denbighshire Historical Society, n.d (1930). 8vo., pp. 76 + frontispiece. Green cloth, upper board very slightly bowed. Green dust-jacket sunned to spine and price-clipped. Very good. Ffep signed 'To Will with best wishes, Norman'. Also, pencilled ownership inscription of P.A. Slack near head edge. Contains parts I-III, originally published as separate pamphlets. Ref: 51989
Turner, J. Horsfall (ed.:) Halifax, and its Gibbet Law with Appendix. Idel: J. Horsfall Turner, 1886. 1886 reprint of 1708 edition. Small 12mo., pp. [vi], 91, [v] + frontispiece. Blue cloth, gilt. Spine worn, stain causing fading to boards at tail, edges worn and slightly frayed. Small rust marks from staples to rear paste-down. Ownership inscription of P.A. Slack to f.f.e.p. Ref: 52042
Underwood, T.L.: The Acts of the Witnesses. The Autobiography of Lodowick Muggleton and Other Early Muggletonian Writings. New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. 8vo., pp. x, [ii], 260. Brown cloth, gilt title to spine. Dust-jacket spine a little faded, but still very good indeed. Ref: 52346
[Uttoxeter] Redfern, Francis: History and Antiquities of the Town and Neighbourhood of Uttoxeter, with Notices of Adjoining Places. [...] Second Edition. Hanley: Allbut & Daniel 1886. 8vo., pp. [xii] -465 [iii] + 4 full-page engravings not included in pagination. Pages age-toned, a few spots, one or two leaves showing slight chipping at edges. Original brown cloth, black-stamped border to upper board, gilt to spine, joints and head- and tail-caps neatly renewed, corners worn, a few blemishes and scuffs. Ownership inscription of H. Foulkes, "Hardwick", Uttoxeter, to upper pastedown. Although Gross dismisses this work as "of little value for municipal history" (due to the narrow remit of his bibliography), it contains much material of interest to the antiquary and more broad-minded local historian. Gross 2916. Ref: 23321show full image..
Verney, Frances Parthenope; Verney, Margaret M.: Memoirs of the Verney Family. Vols. I and II, During the Civil War; vol. III, During the Commonwealth 1650 to 1660; vol. IV, From the Restoration to the Revolution 1660 to 1696. Compiled from the letters and illustrated by the portraits at Claydon House. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1892, 1892, 1894, 1899. First edition. 4 vols. 8vo., pp. xxv, [i], 362; xv, [i], 454, [ii]; xi, [i], 493, [i]; xiv, 510 + 50 plates as called for, including portrait frontispieces and 2 fold-outs, further woodcuts and illustrations to the text. Protective tissue removed from vol. I frontispiece. Brown cloth, gilt spine and armourial centrepiece, t.e.g., fore-edges uncut. Endcaps creased, joints and edges a little worn with some fraying, boards faded, minor dent to upper board vol. I, upper hinge of vol. II cracking but bindings sound, very good internally. Armorial bookplate of Frances Fortescue Urquhart of Balliol College, 1909 to each front pastedown and his ownership inscription to f.f.e.p. verso, volumes I and II.. Bookplate of R.C. Mowat to each f.f.e.p.. Pencilled ownership inscription of P.A. Slack to each half-title. Pencilled bookseller's note, "Original and best edition" to vol. I. Frances Parthenope Verney was a sister of Florence Nightingale. She died in 1890 with vol. I ready for publication and vol. II almost complete. Work on the series was then taken over by her daughter-in-law, Margaret Maria Verney. Ref: 52040
Wade-Evans, A.W.: The Emergence of England and Wales. Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons Ltd, 1959. Second edition, 8vo., pp. viii, 160 + frontispiece. Brown cloth, a little rubbed to head and tail, corners slightly bumped. Top edge dusty. Dustwrapper considerably creased to edges, very small chips to head and tail. Very good only. Ref: 40867
Watson, Richard: Anecdotes of the Life of Richard Watson, Bishop of Landaff; written by himself... Revised in 1814. Published by his Son. Second edition. London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies 1818. 2 vols., 8vo., pp. [ii], 440 + stipple engraved portrait frontispiece after Romney; [ii], 476. Title-pages foxed, light foxing elsewhere. Contemporary polished half dark blue calf with marbled boards, spines gilt in six compartments, lettered direct in gilt and numbered within a geometrical gilt frame, edges sprinkled red, boards a little scuffed, a touch of rubbing to spine ends. A focused but unproud memoir by the former Bishop of Landaff - his wife gets little mention but it 'frankly exposed his ambition, disappointment, and bitterness' (ODNB). The first edition had appeared the previous year. Ref: 36061show full image..
Weever, John: Ancient Funerall Monuments Within the United Monarchie of Great Britaine, Ireland, and the Islands Adjacent, with the dissolued monasteries therein contained: their founders, and what eminent persons haue beene in the same interred. As also the death and buriall of certain of the bloud royall; the nobilitie and gentrie of these kingdomes entombed in forrain London: Thomas Harper, 1631. First Edition. Folio, pp. [xx], 871, [i]. Bound without the 14 page index (commonly lacking). Includes portrait frontispiece and additional engraved title-page, further illustrations in the text, woodcut initials and decorations. Slight split between endpapers and frontispiece, frontis a bit grubby and lined to verso, engraved title neatly repaired at fore-edge, fore-edge margins a little tattered at edges front and rear, repaired closed tear to bottom margin pp.7-8, occasional very light worm trails to bottom margin, generally bright. 20th-century half reddish-brown polished sheep, gilt spine with red and green morocco labels, terracotta cloth-covered boards, edges sprinkled red, endpapers renewed. Joints and corners worn, patch of fading to upper board near joint, a few smudgy marks but a very good, sound copy. Two 20th-century bookplates: the historian John L. Nevinson, Exeter College Oxford to front paste-down; Claude Blair to ffep, with his ownership inscription above. Blair (1922-2010), a historian of European arms and armour, English churches and the decorative arts, was keeper of the Department of Metalwork at the V&A from 1972 to 1982. Additionally, to the frontispiece verso the name Duckworth is written in very large letters. Despite the title, only the dioceses of Canterbury, Rochester, London, and Norwich are covered here; no further volumes were produced as Weever died the year after publication. Two manuscript notebooks containing an early draft plus further unpublished material survive and are housed at the Society of Antiquaries (manuscripts 127 &128). Both the published volume and the notebooks contain many inscriptions which have since been lost, making them invaluable to modern historians. ESTC S118104 Ref: 50851
Welford, Richard (ed.:) History of Newcastle and Gateshead. In the 14th and 15th Centuries; In the 16th Century; In the 16th and 17th Centuries. London: Walter Scott, (c.1885.) 3 vols. 8vo., pp. xii, 455; viii, 547; viii, 464. Some browning to margins, otherwise internally clean. Green cloth, Newcastle coat of arms gilt to front boards. Spines cocked and slightly darkened, endcaps frayed, corner-tips bumped, some tiny stains to cloth, a little rubbing and wear to extremities. Still a good, sound set. Ex Libris bookplate of W.R. Innes Hopkins to each front paste-down. Ref: 35068show full image..