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A History of West Derby.  SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHORS
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A History of West Derby. SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHORS

By J.G. COOPER and A.D. POWER.

Causeway Books, [Ormskirk],, [1982]. 8vo., First Edition, with illustrations and maps in the texrt; blue cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly creaased and frayed at extremities. SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHORS ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER.

$39.97

The History of the County of Derby: drawn up from actual Observation, and from the best Authorities; containing a Variety of Geological, Mineralogical, Commercial and Statistical Information. Edited by Thomas Noble. THE SCARCE ORIGINAL EDITION

By S. GLOVER

Henry Mozley, Derby,, 1829. 2 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with a folding engraved map (lightly spotted) as frontispiece, 12 copper-engraved plates (including portraits), very numerous wood-engraved illustrations (including armorial bearings and brasses), pedigrees and plans (many full-page) in the text, 8 folding or full-page pedigrees and 2 folding plans; original publisher's blue cloth, sides with multiple frame border enclosing a decorative spray all in black, gilt backs, hinges cracked (but bindings entirely sound), one or two short tears in backstrips else a very good, clean copy. A standard county history, complete with list of subscribers. The folding county map in particular is often missing. The first edition is very elusive. It was reissued with an altered title two years later, and this version was subsequently reprinted at least twice. The abridged 'third' edition of 1843 was reprinted in facsimile in 1992. EXTREMELY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION. Astonishingly, not recorded by Anderson who lists only the second issue of 1831.

$359.69

Industrial Derbyshire.
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Industrial Derbyshire.

By Michael E. SMITH

Breedon Books, [Derby,, 2008]. 8vo., First Edition, with numerous photographs in the text; black, gilt back, a fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper.

$19.98

Hand-Book to the Geology of Derbyshire. Illustrated with a Geological Map and Sections. Second Edition, Revised. BEST EDITION
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Hand-Book to the Geology of Derbyshire. Illustrated with a Geological Map and Sections. Second Edition, Revised. BEST EDITION

By J.M. MELLO

Bemrose & Sons,, 1891. 2 vols., 8vo., Second Edition, with a large folding coloured map as frontispiece (one neat repair), 2 plates (one double-page), 2 double-page sections and a folding plan; original; blue cloth, upper board framed in blind and lettered in gilt, backstrip lettered in gilt, very neatly recased with new endpapers to style, a remarkably bright, clean copy. Substantially rewritten and revised version of the original edition of 1876. Very scarce, especially in this condition.

$146.54

Peak Panorama. Kinder Scout to Dovedale. With Eighty-Five Photographs by the Author.
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Peak Panorama. Kinder Scout to Dovedale. With Eighty-Five Photographs by the Author.

By W.A. POUCHER

Chapman & Hall,, 1946. Sm. Folio, First Edition, with a frontispiece and 84 fine photographs; original grey cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in green, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter with minor loss (not affecting lettering) at upper edge of front panel, and at head and tail of backstrip.

$23.98

Notes on the Churches of Derbyshire. Vol. IV [only]. The Hundred of Morleston and Litchurch: and General Supplement. Illustrated with Heliotypes from Photographs by R. Keane, and numerous other Plates.
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Notes on the Churches of Derbyshire. Vol. IV [only]. The Hundred of Morleston and Litchurch: and General Supplement. Illustrated with Heliotypes from Photographs by R. Keane, and numerous other Plates.

By J. Charles COX

W. Edmunds, Chesterfield,, 1879. Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with a heliotype frontispiece (original tissue guard present), 7 heliotype plates and 13 illustrated plates; original mulberry cloth, gilt back, very neatly rebacked with old backstrip laid down, gilt top, uncut, a very good, bright, crisp copy. Fourth and final volume of the standard county reference. Includes extensive addenda to all four volumes, list of mediaeval churches and chapels destroyed or disused, and indexes by person and place. Anderson, p.81.

$63.95

Ashbourne, Dovedale and the Manifold Valley. Designed and produced by the 'Come-to-Derbyshire' Association.

By ASHBOURNE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL DOVEDALE MANIFOLD VALLEY..

'Come-to-Derbyshire Association' in association with Ashbourne Urban District Council, Derby,, [1950]. 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, title in red and black, text in black and colours, numerous photographs in the text and a folding map; original pictorial wrappers, very lightly age-soiled else a very good, clean copy.

$7.99

The Ancient Customs of Derbyshire.

By Crichton PORTEOUS

[Derbyshire Countryside, Derby,, 1976]. Sm. 4to., with numerous coloured and monochrome photographs (a number full-page) in the text; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a near fine copy.

$5.33

Bemroses' Guide to to Matlock, Bakewell, Chatsworth, Haddon Hall etc.. With Walks round Matlock-Bath, List of Wild Flowers, Ferns, and Mosses, found in the Neighbourhood, Table of Distances, etc. Edited by Alfred Wallis. SPLENDID COPY IN HALF MOROCCO
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Bemroses' Guide to to Matlock, Bakewell, Chatsworth, Haddon Hall etc.. With Walks round Matlock-Bath, List of Wild Flowers, Ferns, and Mosses, found in the Neighbourhood, Table of Distances, etc. Edited by Alfred Wallis. SPLENDID COPY IN HALF MOROCCO

By A. WALLIS (ed.)

Bemrose and Sons,, [1871]. 8vo., First Edition [?], with a folding county map as frontispiece, 8 plates and 16 woodcuts in the text, some light age-staining to wrappers and preliminaries; handsomely bound in dark brown half morocco, marbled boards,gilt back, original pictorial wrappers preserved (front wrapper clipped at corners and mounted), a most attractive copy. With numerous period trade advertisements (a number illustrated) at front and rear. RARE.

$127.89

Teamsman. With Wood Engravings by Kingsley Cook. IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
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Teamsman. With Wood Engravings by Kingsley Cook. IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

By Crichton PORTEOUS

Harrap,, [1939]. 8vo., First Edition, with engraved title-vignette, numerous wood-engravings and 2 full-page plans in the text; terracotta cloth, backstrip lettered in white, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly rubbed at etremities and with minor loss (just affecting lettering) at head and tail of backstrip. Sequel to 'Farmer's Creed'. Cook's engravings enhance this wonderful account of pre-war life in the Derbyshire hill country. SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION

$46.63

The Well-Dressing Guide.

By Crichton PORTEOUS

[Derbyshire Countryside, Derby,, 1973]. Sm. 4to., with numerous coloured and monochrome illustrations in the text; original pictorial wrappers, a very good, clean copy.

$5.33

The Well-Dressing Guide.

By Crichton PORTEOUS

[Derbyshire Countryside, Derby,, 1967]. Sm. 4to., with numerous coloured and monochrome illustrations in the text; original pictorial wrappers, a very good, clean copy.

$6.66