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A Vindication of the Justice and Policy of the Late Hindostan and the Deckan, by Marquis Welllesley.

By [DALLAS, Sir George]:

John Sockdale, 1806, 4to, pp.[4], 111. Modern quarter calf with marbled boards. Author's name added to the title page in ink. Very good, clean condition. With the erratum slip.


A Visit to Abyssinia, an Account of Travel in Modern Ethiopia.


Hurst and Blackett, 1881, fiirst edition, two volumes in one, pp. xi, 310, viii, 307, frontis to vol one, with the half titles. Original cloth recased, gilt edges. Binding rather rubbed and worn, a few small internal marks, but a tight and sound copy.


A Practical Treatise on the Choice and Cookery of Fish.

By PISCATOR, (William Hughes):

London, Longman, 1854, second edition, pp. iv, 291. Original cloth. Hinges and head and tail of spine rubbed and a bit worn, but still a tight and sound copy.


The British Cotton Manufactures.

By GUEST, Richard:

Manchester, Henry Smith, 1828, pp. [2], 230. Original boards with paper label. largely unopened. A little dusty, but in exceptional sound and original condition. Includes "a reply to an article on the Spinning Machinery contained in a recent number of the Edinburgh Review." Goldsmith 25498.


The Angler's Manual; Or, Fly-Fisher's Oracle. With a Brief Compendium on Bottom Fishing.

By TURTON, John:

Groombridge, 1836, pp. viii, 86, engraved frontis. Original patterned cloth with no trace of a title label. Covers slightly rubbed and marked, some slight foxing, but very good condition.


The Parsees: their History, Manners, Customs and Religion.

By FRAMJEE, Dosabhoy:

Smith, Elder, 1858, pp. xv, 286. Modern binding of calf spine and marbled boards. Good, sound condition.


Remarks on the Art of Making Wine, with Suggestions for The Application of Its Principles to the Improvement of Domestic Wines .

By MacCulloch, John:

Longman, Hurst etc, 1817, second edition, pp. viii, 261. Slightly later half calf with marbled boards. Binding a bit rubbed, front hinge a little tender, but still a good, sound copy.


The Cottage in the Wood.

By BRONTE, Patrick:

Bradford, T. Inkersley, 1818, second edition, pp. 69, [3], engraved frontis. original roan-backed boards. Binding slightly rubbed, some slight dustiness, but a very good copy. Both first and second editions are uncommon.


Old Houses in Wolverhampton & the Neighbourhood Consisting of Twenty Original Etchings on Stone, With Short Description of Each.


Wolverhampron, 1889, folio, with a list of subscribers. Well bound in modern cloth, but an ex-library copy with stamp to back of title page. Please note that there is variable old dampstaining throughout. However the paper is still strong and the text and plates are perfectly legible, in fact many of the plates are really quite clean. Sold as an inexpensive working copy.


Three Lancashire Documents of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries.

By HARLAND, John (editor):

Manchester, Chetham Society, 1868, small 4to, pp. xvi,141. A very good copy in the original cloth. Neat and relevant ink inscription on front endpaper. Comprises The Great De Lacy Inquisition of 1311, The Survey of 1320-1346, and The Custom Roll and Rental of the Manor of Ashton-under-Lyne of 1422. Chetham Society, First Series, Vol. 74.


The Abolition of Man or Reflections on Education with Special Reference to the Teaching of English in the Upper Forms of Schools.


Oxford, 1943, first edition, pp. 52. A Riddell Memorial lecture. Original paper covers with yapp edges. Ex-library with stamps to recto and verso of title page and a blind stamp to margin of last page. The yapp edges have some inevitable chipping and the backstrip is splitting and repaired, but this is still a sound and reasonable copy.



By WOOD, Rev. J. G:

Frederick Warne & Co, [1866], 16mo, pp.94, {2), coloured frontis and four plates. One of Warne's Bijou Books. Original pictorial cloth, gilt edges. Very good, clean condition. Drazin A27.


Early Adventures in Persia, Susiana and Babylonia.

By LAYARD, Sir Henry:

London, John Murray, 1887, two volumes, complete with the coloured frontis. to volume 1, 3 further plates and 3 folding maps. Original cloth. There is a small nick at the top edge of the back cover of volume one, some slight rubbing to spine ends and one bumped corner, otherwise this is a very tight, clean and fresh set with no misfolding or tears in the maps.


Memories of Hurstwood, Burnley, Lancashire. With Tales and Traditions of the Neighbourhood.


Burnley,Lupton,1889, pp.166, with 4 plates, illustrations in the text and folding table of the proprietors of "seates in the Chappell of Burneley". Original cloth just a trifle rubbed to the extremities, but a good,sound, tight copy with the contents in excellent condition. Previous owner's bookplate inside and a presentation inscription from the author.


Saddleworth Buildings; a Guide to the Vernacular Architecture of the Parish of Saddleworth in the Pennines.

By SMITH, W. John:

Saddleworth,1987, first and only edition, large format, pp.169, profusely illustrated. Tiny sliver of rubbingat top of spine, else very good, clean condition in the original card covers.. Foreword by R.W. Brunskill. An important and increasingly scarce work by the leading authority on the subject. Bought from the author and with a letter to him from Saddleworth Historical Society.


Round About the Carpathians.

By CROSSE, Andrew F:

William Blackwood, 1878, pp. viii, 375, folding map at end. Original cloth with some light rubbing and soiling, inner hinges cracking, but still a sound and tight copy.


Inscribed and Dated Stones and Sundials in and adjoining the Ancient Parish of Rochdale.

By HEAPE, Richard:

Privately printed at the Cambridge University Press,1926, small 4to, pp.x, (2),358, photo frontis of the entrance to Healey Hall. Original buckram, Hand-made paper, top edge gilt, other edges uncut. It is believed that only 100 copies were printed. Inside the front cover is Richard Heape's bookplate and on the endpaper is an inscription from Harold Heape. Loosely inserted is a pamphlet by Richard Heape on " Some Examples of Dated Buildings within the Ancient Parish of Rochdale" 1922.


The Formation of Vegetable Mould, through the Action of Worms, with Observations on their Habits. With illustrations.

By DARWIN, Charles:

London, John Murray, 1881, third thousand, same year as first edition and Darwin's final work. Original green cloth, Just slight rubbing, but a very good, sound copy. Bookplate inside of Thomas Cope of Huyton. a prominent Liverpool tobacco products manufacturer.


Manchester Banks and Bankers: Historical, Biographical, and Anecdotal.


Manchester, Palmer & Howe,1877, first edition, 8vo, pp.viii,332, plus errata and adverts. Original cloth, spine faded as usual and a little frayed at head and tail, but a sound, clean copy. Bookplate inside and inscription on half title. Describes the origin and development of every bank of importance established in Manchester since 1770.


A Journey through the Yemen and some General Remarks upon that Country

By HARRIS, Walter B:

Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood, 1893, pp. xii, 385 plus publisher's adverts., numerous illustations, three maps including one folding. Original green cloth. There are some circular cup stains to the front cover only really noticeable in a certain light, the lower corners are a bit bumped and two leaves of the index have been rather carelessly opened, otherwise this is a clean, tight and very sound copy.


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