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Potts's Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster; Reprinted from the Original Edition of 1613.

By POTTS, Thomas, [CROSSLEY, James (editor)]:

Manchester, Chetham Society, 1845, small 4to, pp.lxxix, followed by the facsimile of the original 1613 edition with pages not numbered, followed by 51 pages of notes. Original cloth. A very good copy of the original printing of this important edition with lengthy introduction and notes by James Crossley. Chetham Society, First Series, Volume 6.


The Art of Miniature Firearms, Centuries of Craftmanship.

By Brown, Morrow and Hall:

Miniature Arms Society, 1999, 335 pages. Dust jacket a little worn and frayed, but complete and in a loose protective sleeve. Book in very good condition. Heavy, so will be sent by courier. Not for sale abroad.


Casement's Last Adventure.

By MONTEITH, Robert:

Moynihan, Dublin, 1953, pp. xv, 266, illustrated. First published in Chicago in 1932, this edition is revised and rewritten. Dust jacket, chipped and torn, with about 1 inch missing from the top of the spine. Book in very good condition. Scarce with the jacket, even a damaged one.


Paterson Pistols.

By SERVEN, James E. and METZGER, Carl:

1946, 32 pages, original card covers. Some page corners turned, else very good condition. On the first of the famous repeating firearms patented and promoted by Sam'l Colt.


English Gothic Foliage Sculpture.

By GARDNER, Samuel:

Cambridge University Press, 1927, pp. xvi, 56, with 112 plates. Original cloth, neat name inside. Very good condition with a few pages slightly foxed..


The Builder's Jewel. or, the Youth's Instructor, & Workman's Remembrancer. Explaining Short & Easy Rules. for Drawing & Working.

By LANGLEY, B. and T:

R. Donovan, Abervagenny, 1982, facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1741, pp. 24, frontis. and 99 plates. Full leather binding. Very nice condition..


English Jacobite Ballads, Songs and Satires from the MSS. at Towneley Hall, Lancashire.

By GROSART, Alexander B., ( Editor ):

Privately Printed, 1877, small 4to, pp. xxviii, 200. Original cloth just very slightly discoloured in places, else very good, clean condition and largely unopened. Only 125 copies printed.


The Miner's Guide or Complete Miner.

By [ COTES, J. ]:

Wirksworth, J. Cotes, 1810, 8vo, pp. xx, 150, with two illustrations and list of subscribers. Paper discoloured in places, but very good condition in modern quarter calf with marbled paper boards. Particlarly relates to lead mining in the High Peak of Derbyshire.


Celebrating 200 Years of the Great Arc.

By KEAY, John:

Laburnum Technologies, New Delhi, circa 2000, large format, 151 pages, profusely illustrated. Very good condition in the dust jacket. The story of the surveying and mapping of India.


Lancashire Quarter Sessions Records.

By TAIT, James (editor):

Manchester, Chetham Society, 1917, small 4to,pp. xxxv, 332. Volume 1, Quarter sessions Rolls 1590-1606. No further volumes were published. Original cloth, spine very dull ( as usual with this particular Chetham volume ), front cover stained and old evidence of damp to margins of first few leaves and small area of edge of text block. Just a sound working copy. Chetham Society, New Series, Vol.77.


The Social and Economic Development of Crewe.


Manchester University Press,1950, first edition,pp.xx,326,illustrations including a folding map at the end. Original cloth, spine sun-faded, else very good, clean condition. The uncommon first edition of this important work.


The History of the Church and Manor of Wigan in the County of Lancaster.

By BRIDGEMAN, George T. O:

Manchester, Chetham Society, 1888-1890, complete in four volumes, small 4to, pp. vii, 836. All in original cloth; the first three are from the country house library at High Legh, Knutsford and have faded spines and some light rubbing, but are in sound condition; the fourth volume is from the Old Rectory Club, Manchester and is in very good condition.. Chetham Society, New Series, Volumes 15-18. Heavy so may require extra postage, especially abroad. Tel;01706 658300.


The Story of Failsworth,

By BALL, Dennis:

Failsworth U.D.C., 1973, pp. 110, 12 illustrations. Original card covers. Back cover a little dusty, but very good condition.


Manchester and the Textile Districts in 1849.

By REACH, Angus Bethune:

Helmshore,1972, first edition pp.vii,122. Name inside, very light signs of use, but a good copy in the dust jacket. Reports published in the Morning Chronicle in 1849, edited by Chris Aspin.


The Diary of the Rev. Henry Newcome from September 30, 1661 to September 29, 1663. (Newcome's Diary).

By NEWCOME, Rev. Henry, (HEYWOOD, Thomas, editor ):

Manchester, Chetham Society, 1849, small 4to, pp. xl, 242. Very good condition in the original cloth. Chetham Society, First Series, Vol. 18. An engraved (and very foxed) portrait of Newcombe is pasted inside the front cover


THE ANCIENT PARISH OF HEVERSHAM WITH MILNTHORPE including the Hamlets of Leasgill, Ackenthwaite and Rowell.

By CURWEN, John F:

Kendal, Titus Wilson, 1930, pp. (6), 89. Original cloth with the usual slight patchy fading to the covers, but very good, clean condition.


Industrial Archaeology Review. A long run.

By :

1976 to 2010. A set of this important journal from the first number Autumn 1976 to volume 32, No. 1, May 2010. 67 issues in all. The first 42 issues to volume XVIII are approx 7x9.5 inches in format and were first 3 per year, then from vol VII were 2 per year. The format then changed to roughly A4 and there was 1 issue for each of vols 19 and 20, and then 2 per year. Some light signs of use here and there, but generally in good, very sound condition. Very heavy, so only for sale in this country. They will need to go by courier, probably in three or four boxes.


A Catalogue of the Collection of Tracts For and Against Popery (published in or about the reign of James II.) in the Manchester Library Founded by Humphrey Chetham.

By JONES, Thomas (editor):

Manchester, Chetham Society,1859-1865, two volumes,small 4to,pp. xii, 256, x, 257-525,17. Volumes 48 and 64,first series of the Society's publications. A little light foxing here and there, and a dark stain affecting part of the spine and front cover of the first volume, esle a very good, tight set in the original cloth. Based on Peck's List with extensive additions and bibliographical notices. Extra postage may be required overseas.


De Balderston II.

By HAYNES, Hannah and TIPPER, David:

Rochdale,1994, pp. (8),157. Original card covers. As new. An excellent, well-illustrated history of this old district of Rochdale and a very different book from the original edition of some 20 years earlier.


High Explosives


Critchley Parker, 1912, pp. viii, 216. Original cloth, neat number on spine, several ink stamps of a Halifax chemical company inside, covers slightly mottled, spine faded, but still a good, sound copy.


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