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Inventories of Goods in the Churches and Chapels of Lancashire Taken in the Year A.D. 1552.

By BAILEY, John Eglington, (editor):

Manchester, Chetham Society, 1879-1888, two volumes, small 4to. Excellent condition in the original cloth. The first and last few leaves of part 2 have the neat circular stamp of the Law Society London in the margins, but this is the only ex-library evidence. Part 1 covers Salford Hundred and Part 2 West Derby, Blackburn and Leyland Hundreds. Chetham Society, First Series, Vols 107 and 113.


Lancashire and Cheshire Wills and Inventories at Chester.

By EARWAKER,J.P. (Editor):

Manchester,Chetham Society,1884,1893,1897, first editions, 3 volumes, small 4to. All in original cloth. Volume 1 defective at head of spine and with repaired tears to spine, volume 2 good, volume 3 with faded spine. Volumes 1 and 3 with previous owner's bookplate. Volumes 3, 28 and 37 in the New Series of the Society's publications. Just a reasonable working set. Heavy, so overseas postage will be expensive. Please enquire.


Customs Letter-Books of the Port of Liverpool 1711-1813.

By JARVIS, Rupert C. (editor):

Manchester,Chetham Society,1954, small 4to,pp.xxiv,192. Slight creasing at top corners, previous owner's bookplate inside, else a very good copy in the original cloth. Chetham Society, Tthird Series, Volume 6.


The Agricultural History of Cheshire 1750-1850.

By DAVIES, C. Stella:

Manchester, Chetham Society,1960, small 4to, pp.xii, 230. Very good in the original cloth. Volume 10 in the third series of the Society's publications.


The Family Economy of the Working Classes in the Cotton Industry 1784-1833.

By COLLIER,Frances:

Manchester, Chetham Society, 1965, pp.x, 94. Very good in the original cloth. Neat name inside.Chetham Society, Third Series, Vol. 12.


Chetham Miscellanies, Volume 3.


Manchester, Chetham Society, 1862, small 4to. Original cloth, front inner hinge cracking, but good, sound condition. Contains 1. On the South Lancashire Dialect, 2. Rentale of Cockersand, 3. Names of all the Gentlemen of Best Callinge within the County of Lancaster, 4. Some Instructions given by William Booth Esquire upon the Purchase of Warrington, 5. Letter from Sir John Seton, Manchester 1643, 6. Names of Eight Hundred Inhabitants of Manchester, 1679, 7. Pole Book for Manchester, 1690. Chetham Society, First Series, Vol 57. The article on the Lancashire Dialect by Thomas Heywood is notable for a detailed account of Tim Bobbin's (i.e. John Collier's) life and family and of the different editions of his writings. Folding table and map at end.


Abstracts of Inquisitions Post Mortem made by Christopher Towneley and Roger Dodsworth.

By LANGTON, William (editor):

Manchester, Chetham Society, 1875-76, two volumes, small 4to, pp.viii,176,vii,205. The first volume is in excellent condition in the original cloth, the second volume is also in original cloth, but is a little used, with rubbed corners and chipped spine ends. Also the gilt lettering on the spine is dull and there is the label of Lancashire Independent College inside. However this is still a sound set. The first volume covers the reigns of Edward II to Henry V, and the second covers Henry VI to Charles I. Chetham Society, First Series, Vols 95 and 99.


Iter Lancastrense; a Poem Written A.D.1636 by the Rev. Richard James.

By JAMES, Rev. Richard, (Rev. Thomas Corser editor):

Manchester, Chetham Society, 1845, small 4to,pp. cxii, 84, with folding coloured frontispiece, coloured plate and large folding pedigree of Heywood of Heywood. First edition, not to be confused with inferior print-on-demand copies. Original cloth, corners a little bumped, but very good condition. Chetham Society, First Series, Vol.7.


Two "Compoti" of the Lancashire and Cheshire Manors of Henry de Lacy, Earl of Lincoln, XXIV. and XXXIII. Edward I.

By LYONS, Rev. P. A:

Manchester, Chetham Society, 1884. Original edition,small 4to, pp.xxviii, 200. Some foxing to first and last few leaves, else very nice, clean condition in the original cloth. Chetham Society, First Series,Vol 112.


Lancashire Memorials of the Rebellion 1715.

By WARE, Samuel Hibbert:

Manchester, Chetham Society, 1845, small 4to, pp. x, 56, xxviii, 292. Bound in half leather with gilt spine and cloth sides. Binding rubbed, but tight and sound. Contents with the odd finger mark, else very good. Includes The State of Parties in Lancashire before the Rebellion of 1715 and Lancashire during the Rebellion of 1715. Chetham Society, First Series, Vol.5. Plan of the Taking of the Town of Preston after page 112.


A History of the Parish of Tunstall.


Manchester, Chetham Society, 1940, small 4to, pp.x, 122, frontis. and seven plates. A very nice, bright copy in the original cloth. Chetham Society, New Series, Volume 104. Very scarce as membership of the society was at a low ebb at this time. With numerous family pedigrees in the text.


Bibliographical Notices of the Church Libraries at Turton and Gorton Bequeathed by Humphrey Chetham.

By FRENCH, G.J. (editor):

Manchester, Chetham Society, 1855, small 4to,pp.194, (5). First Series,Volume 38. Original cloth, ex-college library with a couple of small stamps, and a label removed, but good, sound condition with just very minor rubbing to spine ends. Numerous facsimiles of title-pages, some in red and black. These two early chained libraries still survive.


The Navigation of the River Weaver in the Eighteenth Century.


Manchester, Chetham Society,1951, small 4to, pp. ix, 235 with 9 plates and a folding map of the River Weaver. Original cloth, very good, bright condition. Chetham Society,Third Series,Volume 3. Very scarce; there were not even enough copies for all the members of the Society.


Industry Before the Industrial Revolution; North-East Lancashire c.1500-1640.

By SWAIN, John T:

Manchester,Chetham Society,1986, first edition,pp.(12),235. Very good condition in d.w. Chetham Society,Third Series, volume 32.


The Domesday Survey of Cheshire.

By TAIT, James (editor):

Manchester, Chetham Society, 1916, small 4to, pp. 258, folding map. Original cloth, spine slightly sun-faded, else very clean, bright and tight condition The best and most scholarly edition of the Cheshire Domesday Survey with an introduction running to 75 pages and full translation and notes. Chetham Society, New Series, Volume 75.


Life of Humphrey Chetham.


Manchester,Chetham Society,1903, two volumes,small 4to,pp.x, 378,vi, 79 pus pedigree (2 pp.), with 9 illustrations. Original cloth, spines faded and slightly rubbed, page margins a little browned, but a good,sound set. Previous owner's neat label inside.The final 79 pages consists of Chetham Genealogies by Ernest Axon. Chetham Society, New Series, Vols 49 and 50.


The Lancashire Textile Industry in the Sixteenth Century.

By LOWE, Norman:

Manchester, Chetham Society, 1972, small 4to,pp. x, 122. Chetham Society, Third Series , Volume XX. Neat name inside. Very good in dust jacket with slightly faded spine.


The Place-names of Lancashire,

By EKWALL, Eilert:

Manchester, Chetham Society, 1922, small 4to, pp. xvi, 280. Original cloth, heavy bump at the top, front free endpaper removed, previous owner's stamp on the first page, and (upside down) on the introduction page. In spite of these faults a sound copy of the original edition. Still the best work on the subject. Chetham Society, New Series, Vol 81.


A History of Newton Chapelry in the Ancient Parish of Manchester.


Manchester, Chetham Society, 1904 to1905, small 4to, three volumes bound as four, pp. vii,289, (4),176, (4),177-382, (4),385-537. Volume one contains 3 plates and a folding map. Original cloth, spines of two volumes just a little faded, but sound, tight copies. Contents very clean, pages largely unopened. An excellent and complete set of this important local study. Chetam Society, New Series, Volumes 52-55.Covers Newton Heath, Bradford, Failsworth and Kirkmanshulme. Heavy, so may require extra postage. Please enquire.


The Moore Rental.

By HEYWOOD, Thomas (editor):

Manchester,Chetham Society,1847, small 4to, pp. lii,158. Original cloth, very good, clean condition. Chetham Society, First Series, Vol. 12. The Rent Roll was drawn up by Edward Moore of Bank Hall,Liverpool and is dated 1667-8. Also available at a much lower price is another copy, contents sound, but binding worn and damp-faded. Please enquire for more details.


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