(Lumby, Joseph Rawson, ed.:) Chronicon Henrici Knighton, vel Cnitthon, Monachi Leycestrensis. London: Printed for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode 1889; 1895. 2 vols., 8vo, pp. xx, 479, [i], 39, [i]; 4, [ii], ciii, [i], 354, . Includes publisher's catalogues to rear of each volume. Slightly toned, sporadic light foxing, occasional small annotations. Black paper-covered boards backed in textured burgundy cloth, gilt title to spines. Endcaps fraying, edges worn, a bit scratched, vol. I a little shaky but both still good working copies. To vol. I, bookplate of University College of the South West of England, Exeter. To vol. II, inkstamp of Llandudno Urban District Council Free Library. Rerum Britannicarum Medii Aevi Scriptores, or Chronicles and Memorials of Great Britain and Ireland During the Middle Ages series. Ref: 52171
[Manchester.] The Court Leet Records of the Manor of Manchester, from the Year 1552 to the Year 1686, and from the Year 1731 to the Year 1846. Manchester: Henry Blacklock and Co. 1884-8. 7 vols. only (of 12), 8vo., pp. xxiv, 295, [i]; ix, [iii], 370; ix, [i], 382; ix, [i], 364; ix, [i], 288; ix, [i], 322; vii, [i], 292. A touch of minor spotting. Contemporary half vellum over marbled boards, spines with green labels, numbered in gilt, a bit rubbed. Volumes I - VII only, reaching the year 1756, of the twelve-volume compilation of Manchester Court Leet records. Ref: 38455
Markham, Christopher A. & Cox, Rev. J. Charles (eds.:) The Records of the Borough of Northampton. Published by Order of the Corporation of the County Borough of Northampton, 1898. Limited edition. 2 vols. 8vo., pp. xxxv, 511; xii, 602. Title pages printed in red and black, a little browning to margins of text. Green cloth, black lettering to spine. Very slight dent to top edges, otherwise very good indeed. Ownership inscription "P.A. Slack" in pencil to f.f.e.p. dated 1970. No. 413 of 500 small paper copies. Ref: 35098show full image..
[Maxwell-Lyte, H.C., Fowler, R.C. & Isaacson, R.F. eds.:] Calendar of the Patent Rolls Preserved in the Public Record Office, Prepared Under the Superintendence of the Deputy Keeper of the Records. Henry IV. I, A.D. 1399-1401; II, A.D. 1401-1405; III, A.D. 1405-1408; IV, A.D. 1408-1413. London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1903; 1905; 1907; 1909. 4 vols., Large 8vo. (270 x 185mm), pp. vii, [i], 724; v, [i], 685, [i]; vii, [i], 653, [i]; vii, [i], 634. Occasional toning. Dark green cloth, vols. II-IV contemporary with gilt titles to spines and blind-stamped boards, vol. I rebound in plain library cloth with gilt title to spine. Some vol. II gatherings unopened at top edge, all a little worn but sound, a very good set. To front paste-down vol. I, bookplate of West Sussex County Libraries Reference Department, with 'withdrawn for sale' inkstamp. Related inkstamps to title-page verso. Ref: 52172
McCormick, Donald: The Incredible Mr Kavanagh. London: Putnam, 1960. First edition. 8vo., pp. 205, [i] + plates. Internally bright. Sea-green cloth, gilt title to spine. A few light scratches, three small dents to edges of upper board, very good. The story of Arthur Kavanagh (1831-1889) who overcame severe disabilites to have a long and successful career in Parliament. Ref: 51381
Melvil, James: (Scott, George, ed.:) The Memoires of Sir James Melvil of Hal-hill: Containing an impartial account of the most remarkable Affairs of State during the Sixteenth Century, not mentioned by other Historians; [...] Now published from the original Manuscript, by George Scott, Gent. London: printed by E.H. for Robert Boulter, 1683. Folio, pp. [xvi], 204, [xxviii]. A little worming almost all of which is marginal but which just occasionally touches the text, occasional faint marks. Contemporary very dark brown mottled calf rebacked in lighter calf, gilt spine with label, top corners repaired., edges sprinkled red. Rubbed, joints creased with split just starting to tail of upper, small hole to first compartment, some surface loss to boards. Three labels pasted to front paste-down: the first a large plain T; the second an ornate V surmounted by a crown; the third the armorial bookplate of Gilmour of Lundin and Montrave. Another armorial bookplate, of Sir Wlliam Gordon of Inver-Gordon, to title-page verso. ESTC notes 'at least' two states, this being the first listed in which p. 26 & 31 are numbered correctly and p. 65 & 128 are misnumbered 67 & 118 respectively. Melvil's (1535-1617) grandson George Scott based this work on Melvils' Memoirs of my own Life, a manuscript of which was discovered at Edinburgh Castle in 1660. Some historians doubt the authenticity of Scott's edition, citing errors in editing and the suppression of some of the English government's more sinister dealings prior to Mary's condemnation. ESTC R201 Ref: 51141
Midgley, Margaret, (ed.): Ministers' Accounts of the Earldom of Cornwall 1296-1297. Vols. I & II. London: Offices of the Royal Historical Society, 1942; 1945. 2 vols., 8vo., pp.xxxix, [i], 150; vi, 151-342. Very slightly toned, edges and endpapers a little foxed. Purple cloth, gilt titles to spines. Spines and edges very faded, edges a little rubbed with head-caps starting to fray, still very good overall. Small bookseller's labels of A.J. Coombes of Dorking to each front paste-down. Illegible ownership inscription to vol. I. Ref: 52090
Molloy, Charles: De Jure Maritimo et Navali: or, a Treatise of Affairs Maritime, and of Commerce. In Three Books. The Eighth Edition, with Many Valuable Additions. London: printed for John Walthoe, 1744. 8vo., pp. [ii], xvii [i.e.xv], [iii], 505, xli + double-page frontispiece. Occasional foxing, some toning to frontispieces and towards edges. A little worming to first 4 leaves, becoming two small holes then dwindling to one until approx. halfway through. Contemporary brown calf with blind-tooled border. Spine very worn with endcaps lost, joints repaired, area of surface loss at top corner of upper board and other corners fraying, rubbed, inner hinge reinforced with cloth tape, endpapers (apart from ffep) renewed. Worn, but a good, sound copy. Molloy (1645/6–1690) an Irish lawyer and writer on law, 'wrote an extensive treatise on maritime law, De jure maritime et navali, or, A treatise of affaires maritime, and of commerce (1676), which also dealt with naval and military discipline and the prize jurisdiction of the Admiralty. It was a popular work because it catered for the needs of lawyers, and went through many editions. The tenth edition was published in 1778.' (ODNB) ESTC T96880 Ref: 50656
Morris, Rupert H: Chester in the Plantagenet and Tudor Reigns. Printed for the Author, n.d (1893?) 4to., pp. 583 + index. Illustration of Richard the Second frontispiece. 39 Illustrations throughout. A little spotting, not affecting text. Original red cloth, leather label, gold lettering to spine. Extremities bumped and frayed, a little soiled, label rubbed. Ownership inscriptions of Paul Slack and an Alan Bennett to f.f.e.p, and booksellers notes in pencil to paste down. Ref: 37922show full image..
Nash, Treadway Russell: Collections for the History of Worcestershire; [bound with] Supplement. [London]: Printed by John Nichols. Sold by T. Payne and Son, J. Robson, B. White, Leigh and Sotheby, 1781-2; 1799. Folio, pp. [iv], xcii, 609, [i] + 56 plates; [iv], 484, clxviii, 32, [x] + 62 plates. Vol.II plate count includes 39 plates as called for, plus extra plates. Those listed by Upcott as follows: portrait frontispiece and engraved title; portrait of Johannes Hough facing p.clvi; pedigree of Percy facing p.318; pedigree of Foley facing p.464. An additional leaf facing p.222 with a portrait of Edwin Sandes and the same vignette as the title-page, and a plan of Worcester facing p.cvii not mentioned by Upcott. Volume II also contains 13 facsimile Domesday plates with red initials, 2 engraved dedications and a single-leaf supplement to the Talbot pedigree, which the author initially suggests should be bound in volume I. A Throgmorton pedigree is also mentioned but is not present. The pedigrees of Lowe (p.94) and Wilson (p.318) are each followed by a short supplement with additional information about those families. Some pedigrees are called for in the list of plates but are in fact printed leaves, i.e.: vol.I,Bromley of Holt is p.595; vol.II, Kyre is p.71. Some additional illustrations in the text. Frontispiece map a bit creased, with a repair to verso. A few short marginal tears, plus 2 larger closed tears, both to vol.I, as follows: 5P2, affecting text but with no loss; Vernon pedigree facing p.549, long tear along one fold. To vol.II: the pedigrees of Sandes, Percy and Foley all worn along centre folds with small holes; leaf L loosening. Occasional wax spots, smudges and faint marginal dampstains. A few plates causing offset toning to facing page of text. Contemporary quarter calf, gilt titles to spines, marbled boards and endpapers, edges uncut. Very worn and deteriorated, spines very rubbed with loss to endcaps, boards edges fraying, joints cracked but cords holding firm. An internally very good copy with interesting additions, in an early but extremely tired binding. A single folded sheet is loosely inserted, showing a shield and titled 'Supplement to the Worcester Herald, Saturday December 31st 1859'. Ownership inscription of William Lilly, Wichbold Court, to front of each volume. The Lill[e]ys were gentlemen farmers at Wychbold in the parish of Dodderhill for seven generations. 'Charles Lyttelton's bequest to the Society of Antiquaries of the manuscripts of Thomas Habington and William Thomas aroused Nash's interest in Worcestershire's history. He offered £300 or £400 to open a subscription for their publication, but was persuaded by Richard Gough to undertake that task himself. He was elected FSA on 18 February 1773 and agreed to prepare the manuscripts for press, bring them up to date, and submit them for the society's approval for publication at his expense. He emphasized that he aimed only to publish Collections for a History of Worcestershire, but despite Gough's guidance even this was more troublesome and expensive than he had anticipated. He was demanding of his collaborators, who included John Brooke, Thomas Percy, and George Rose, keeper of the exchequer records, and was impatient at the slow progress and cost of printing by John Nichols. The Collections, published in two folio volumes in 1781 and 1782, was unusual in containing a facsimile of Domesday Book entries and many engravings, mostly by James Ross (1745–1821) of Worcester. The work's limitations drew lukewarm reviews, but its merits have since been increasingly appreciated. Nash suffered financial loss and even by 1799, when he published a long-promised supplement, at least 288 of the original 750 copies remained unsold. An Index was published by the Worcestershire Historical Society in 1894–5.' (ODNB) ESTC T87480 & N37422; Upcott 1330-7 Ref: 51789