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- Acland (James) THE BRISTOLIAN Memoirs and Correspondence of James Acland. Proprietor and Editor - written by Himself. Broken run of 84 issues, 4 pages each, 4to, As follows:- Volume 1. Nos. 1-14, 16-29, 31-35, 37-50. Volume 2. Nos. 1-6, 8-11+2pp supp no 12-19, 21-22, 24, 26-30, 32, Volume 3. Nos 23, 26, 32, 33, 35-38, Volume 4. Nos. 17, 10, and at the end is issue No. 1 of 'The Bristolian' Saturday, November 7, 1829, and issue No. 1, Friday, November 13, 1829 and No. 2, Friday, November 20, 1829. of 'The Protector'. Contemporary cloth, 4to, partly faded, top outer hinge partly split though sound, rubbed to head of spine. James Acland, Bristol. 1829-30. £200.00
* Acland was a political radical, a member of the Anti-Corn Law League, and in 1827 served 2 months in prison for publishing libellous attacks on Bristol Corporation. See Latimer's 'Annals of Bristol in the Nineteenth Century' for a full account of Acland's fights with the corporation. There is no mention of either 'The Bristolia' or 'The Protector' in either Hyett and Bazeley's Manual of Gloucestershire Literature, or of the 'The Protector' in Mathews's Bristol Bibliography.
- Arrowsmith Ltd, printer OFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE CITY OF BRISTOL. Illusts, adverts, folding map, xxxiv + 127pp, roy 8vo, original printed card covers, 1" missing from foot of spine, short split to top hinge. Published with the authority of the Lord Mayor and Corporation of the City and County of Bristol by J.W. Arrowsmith Ltd. Bristol: 1930. £16.00
- Arrowsmith Ltd, printers OFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE CITY OF BRISTOL. Illusts, adverts, folding map, xxxv + 119pp, original printed wraps, roy 8vo. Published with the authority of the Lord Mayor and Corporation of the City and County of Bristol by J.W. Arrowsmith Ltd, Quay Street, Bristol: 1935. £15.00 --- See sample text
* This is the Silver Jubilee number.
- Arrowsmith, printers ARROWSMITH 1854 - 1954. Illusts, 36pp, original cloth, partly faded, covers partly soiled, mark to rear board. J.W. Arrowsmith, Bristol: 1955. £15.00
- Averys AVERYS BICENTENNIAL WINE LIST 1793-1993. Averys of Bristol Fine Wine Merchants. Coloured illusts, 126pp, tall 8vo, original pictorial card covers. Averys, Bristol: 1993. £9.00
* Includes a history of the company, and Bristol's connection with the wine trade.
- Barker (W.R) ST. MARK'S; or THE MAYOR'S CHAPEL, BRISTOL. (Formerly called the Church of the Gaunts.) With 18 plates, (x) + 219pp, untrimmed in the original cloth, spine slightly soiled, few spots to prelims and fore-edges. W.C. Hemmons, Bristol: 1892. £32.00
- Barrett (William) HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE CITY OF BRISTOL. Large folding map and 30 copperplate engravings, some of which are folding, lacks the 2 plates of the Rowley facsimiles, which are frequently missing, xix + 704pp, 4to, early calf boards, small area rubbed to top boards and slightly rubbed to edges, later calf spine, marbled endpapers, some foxing mainly to plates and adjacent leaves. First edition, Printed by William Pine, Wine Street, Bristol: 1789 (dedication leaf.) £200.00
* Copies of this work frequently have the Rowley facsimiles missing, the speculation being that the publisher no longer wished to include them after Chatterton's deception was exposed.
- Barrett (William) HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE CITY OF BRISTOL. Large folding map and 30 copperplate engravings, some of which are folding, lacks the 2 plates of the Rowley facsimiles, which are frequently missing, xix + 704pp, 4to, full early calf, small portions of calf missing from boards, lacks portion from head of spine, and a small portion lower down. Top board, with the map and a few prelims still attached, is loose. First edition, Printed by William Pine, Wine Street, Bristol: 1789 (dedication leaf.) £120.00
* Copies of this work frequently have the Rowley facsimiles missing, the speculation being that the publisher no longer wished to include them after Chatterton's deception was exposed.
- Barry (Sir John Wolfe), Baker (Sir Benjamin) and Mr Hurtzig REPORT UPON THE DOCKISATION OF THE RIVER AVON. Westminster, 28th May 1900. Large coloured folding plan, 28pp, folio, some spots and marks to the original printed card covers. Spottiswoode and Co., London: 1900. £75.00
* Not in Mathews's Bristol Bibliography. Not on Copac.
- Bedminster and Clifton RADICAL PURITY!!! A REPORT OF CERTAIN CASES AT BEDMINSTER, As Taken Before the Right Worshipful the Mayor, and the Assessors, at the Bristol Municipal Revision, in the Guildhall, October, 1838. 40pp, lacks top wrap, title and rear wrap slightly dusty, Printed by John Gover Powell, the Younger at his Place of Abode, 19, East Street, St. Paul's Bristol: 1838. £60.00
* Includes a section on 'Radical Purity at Clifton.' This pamphlet was part of a campaign to oppose Bristol becoming a 'pocket borough' where inhabitants had no choice but to elect their landowner as the Member of Parliament.
- Bedminster Non-Political Ratepayers' Protection Association THE RATEPAYER. Bristol, Ancient and Modern Its Municipalities, Rascalities, Commonalities, & Generalities, Apart from Personalities. No 1, March 1875. Pamphlet, 20pp, original wraps, spine worn, ink note on top wrap. Bedminster Non-Political Ratepayers' Protection Association. Bristol: March, 1875. £22.00
* Only vol 1, No 2 is mentioned in Mathews's Bristol Bibliography.
- Bergin (G. Fred), compiled by AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE MšLLER, Centenary Memorial. With Concluding Chapter by Dr. Arthur T. Pierson. Illustrated with 36 plates, xiv + (1) + 735pp, original cloth, very lightly rubbed to edges. First edition, London: J. Nisbet and Bristol: The Bible and Tract Warehouse, 1905. £20.00
- Berkeley (F. Henry F) COLSTON'S ANNIVERSARY. SPEECH OF THE HON. F. HENRY F. BERKELEY, One of the Members of Parliament for the City and County of Bristol, as President of the Anchor Society, Delivered on Colston's Day, 13th November, 1843, in giving the Toast, The Memory of Edward Colston. 14pp, disbound, few spots. Curiously in the text and the imprint it was printed as the 'British Mercury,' these have been amended in ink to 'Bristol Mercury.' Reprinted from the Bristol Mercury. 1843. £18.00
* Not found in Mathews. Bristol Bibliography
- Bickley (Francis B) A CALENDAR OF DEEDS (Chiefly relating to Bristol) Collected by George Weare Braikenridge, F.S.A. 144pp, original qtr. morocco, leather label to spine. Only Twenty-Five Copies have been Privately printed. Edinburgh: T. and A. Constable, 1899. £70.00
- Bingham (Rev. Fanshawe) HORFIELD MISCELLANEA. An Account of Horfield From Earliest Times to 1900. Plates, 125 + (2) page Appendix, later cloth. Printed and Published for the Author by W.H. Barrell, Portsmouth. (1905) £80.00
* With the bookplate of John E. Pritchard.
- Bird (J. Edward) 1951 FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN SOUVENIR COLLECTION OF 15 ETCHINGS OF BRISTOL. With 3 pages of descriptive text, 15 plates, folio, full leather, slightly rubbed to edges, marbled endpapers. Signed Limited Edition of 125 copies. This being one of the 25 Presentation de Luxe volumes bound in leather. Edward J. Bird, Wellington Hill, Henleaze, Bristol: 1951. £65.00
- Bird (J. Edward) 1951 FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN SOUVENIR COLLECTION OF 15 ETCHINGS OF BRISTOL. 3 pages of descriptive text, 15 etchings, small folio, original cloth. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF 125 COPIES. Edward J. Bird, Wellington Hill, Henleaze, Bristol: 1951. £48.00
* 'This volume contains 15 proofs, pulled direct from the original copper plates by the author, of some of the Interesting and Historical Buildings, Churches and Old Inns of the city.'
- Bird (J. Edward) A COLLECTION OF SKETCHES AND ETCHINGS OF BRISTOL. Illusts in the text, 56pp, original wraps, short tear to top wrap, lacks approx. 1" portions from head and foot of spine. J. Edward Bird, 136 Wellington Hill West, Henleaze, Bristol: Revised Edition. 1956. £12.00
- Bristol & Avon Family History Society BRISTOL MARRIAGES 1800-1837. Part Four. St. James. Illusts, 360pp, original printed card covers. Bristol & Avon Family History Society, 1984. £15.00
- Bristol Building and Party Walls EXTRACTS FROM AN ACT For regulating the Buildings and Party-walls within the City and County of Bristol, and for widening and improving several Streets within the same. With a folding schedule and seven folding plates, 26pp, 12mo, contemporary, unlettered cloth. 1840. £35.00
- Bristol Chamber of Commerce BRISTOL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL REPORTS ETC. The Annual Reports and Proceedings for the years 1853 - 57, and also the Report of the Chamber on the Report of the Docks Committee of 9th January 1863. Bound with a Southampton Chamber of Commerce Report titled:- 'Southampton and Bristol United by Direct Railway Communication.' In all 29 items bound in 2 volumes, 8vo, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, slightly rubbed, lacks lettering pieces, private indelible stamp to front endpaper of volume 1. Various printers including:- Somerton, John Taylor, Joseph Leech, H.J. Mlls, J. Burbidge, E. Austin, etc., Bristol: 1853 - 74. £155.00
- Bristol Chamber of Commerce BRISTOL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE A volume containing the Annual Reports of the Board of Directors for the Years 1823 - 33, with in addition, 7 Reports of the Board to Special Meetings of the Chamber (all 1824 or 1825), and 2 Committee Reports presented to the Board (in 1824 and 1828). 20 items bound together in 1 volume, 8vo, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, slightly rubbed, some foxing to a few pamphlets at the rear. Various imprints, J.M. Gutch and A. Brown and J. Taylor and T. J. Manchee and Mirror Office and W.H. Somerton, Bristol: 1823 - 33. £105.00
* The first Report (February 1823) includes the 'Rules and Regulations for the Establishment of a Chamber of Commerce in Bristol'. The seven Reports to Special Meetings all relate to local taxation of the Port, whilst the two Committee Reports present the results of investigations into (i) the expediency of establishing steam tugs at Bristol (ii) the capabilities of Bristol "for the establishment of such branches of manufacture as have not yet been introduced, and the improvement and extension of those already established there." The Bristol Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1823 primarily to campaign for a reduction in port dues the high charges imposed on shipping by the Bristol Docks Company having had for some time a depressing effect on trade.
- Bristol Commercial Rooms BRISTOL COMMERCIAL ROOMS. COPY OF RULES AND REGULATIONS, Established at a General Meeting of Subscribers, Held 25th July, 1811; With the Subsequent Alterations therein; and of Act of Parliament, 54 Geo. III. 12mo, 25pp, original plain wrappers. [Printed 1st of January, 1824, by order of the Committee and pursuant to the Resolutions of a General Meeting.] A. Brown, Printer, Bristol Mirror Office. £15.00
- Bristol Development Board DIRECTORY OF BRISTOL INDUSTRIES. Illusts, 164pp, includes numerous local adverts, roy 8vo, original printed paper boards, rubbed to edges, short split to top outer hinge, ex-lib with labels to front endpapers, and stamp to verso of title. Second Edition, Bristol Development Board, 1937. £22.00
- Bristol Docks Committee STATISTICS OF THE PORT OF BRISTOL. 28 leaves of tables, some of which are folded, with some statistics added in manuscript up to 1900. folio, original qtr cloth, paper boards, private ownership stamp to front pastedown. February, 1896. £25.00
- Bristol Election 1812 AUTHENTIC REPORT OF THE EVIDENCE AND PROCEEDINGS before the Committee of the Hon. House of Commons, appointed to try the merits of the BRISTOL ELECTION of October 1812. viii + 260pp, later half cloth, marbled boards. Printed and sold by Philip Rose. Bristol: 1813. £55.00
- Bristol Election 1816 AUTHENTIC REPORT OF THE EVIDENCE AND PROCEEDINGS Before the Committee of the Hon. House of Commons, Appointed to Try the Merits of the BRISTOL ELECTION of June 1816. Taken in short hand by Mr. Gurney. 104pp, untrimmed in later qtr cloth, marbled boards, rubbed to edges, small portions missing to head and foot of spine, hand-written label on top boards, some spotting to front and rear. Printed and Published by J.M. Gutch, Bristol: 1819. £65.00
* Hyett and Bazeley's Manual of Gloucestershire Literature makes no mention of extra leaf 15* and 16* which is in this copy. Col. Baillie and his supporters petitioned the House of Commons against the election of Mr Protheroe, but the petition was dismissed and the Election was confirmed on March 19.
- Bristol Election THE BRISTOL CONTEST: Being a Collection of all the Papers published by both Parties, On the Election, 1754.... Bound with.... THE BRISTOL POLL-BOOK: Being a List of the Freeholders and Freemen, Who voted at the General Election for Members to serve in Parliament for the City and County of Bristol, (Began at the Guildhall of the said City Wednesday the 17th of April, 1754 and ended Wednesday the 18th of May following) before Henry Bright and Thomas Harris, Esqrs. Sheriffs. At which Election the Candidates were Sir John Philips, Baronet, Richard Beckford, Esq; and The Hon. Robert Nugent, Esq; Revised and Corrected by the Managers in each Parish. Two volumes bound in one, 74pp, and the second volume lacks the frontis, 152 + (1)pp, early half calf, rubbed, lacks lettering piece from spine, front endpaper almost loose, few spots of wax to pastedowns, contemporary ownership name to title-pages, though the one on the first title-page has been badly rubbed, occasional spotting. Sold at the Printing-Office in Small-street, and by J. Palmer in Wine-street, Bristol. and Bristol: Printed by E. Farley in Small-street. 1754. £200.00
- Bristol Free Port Association FREE PORT TRACTS. Part 1. On the Injurious Operations of the High Port-Charges of Bristol on its Trade and Commerce.... Part 2. Scheme for the Transfer of the Docks to the Borough.... Part 3. Report of the Council of the Bristol Free Port Association to the Members, at the Public Annual General Meeting.... September 25, 1848.... Part 4. [Untitled]. 64 + 68 + 8 + 8pp, 4 parts in 1 volume, 12mo, early binders cloth, leather label. Bristol: Published at the Office of the Free Port Association, 20 Small Street. (c.1846-1850) £120.00
* The association was formed with the support of the Merchant Venturers, and the Chamber of Commerce to reduce charges in the docks.
Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeologial Society Proceedings
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- Bristol Grammar School BRISTOL GRAMMAR SCHOOL 1532-1932. Presented by the Governors as a Souvenir of the Four Hundredth Anniversary of the Foundation of the Bristol Grammar School March 17th, 1932. 15 plates, 13pp, original card covers. Henry Hill Ltd., Bristol: 1932 £15.00
- Bristol Homoeopathic Hospital BRISTOL HOMOEOPATHIC HOSPITAL (Bruce Melville Wills Memorial.) Illusts, adverts, 44pp, sm 8vo, original printed wraps, short tear to top wrap, Morgan Laird & Co., (1927) £15.00
- Bristol Naturalists' Society, edited by A.J. Willis 1967 PROCEEDINGS OF THE BRISTOL NATURALISTS' SOCIETY Volume 31 Part 4. Plates, textual illusts, pages numbered 337-456pp, original printed wrappers are slightly dusty, and slightly curled at corners. Printed for the Society. Bristol: Burleigh Press, 1968. £5.00
* Includes the usual reports on the local geology, botany, ornithology, insects and fauna and papers on Geology of Portbury area; Fullers's Earth Sections in the South Cotswolds; Bristol Diamonds; Lepidoptera on Mendip, etc.
- Bristol Naturalists' Society, edited by T.E. Thompson 1984 PROCEEDINGS OF THE BRISTOL NATURALISTS' SOCIETY Volume 44. With textual illusts, 70pp, original printed wrappers. Printed for the Society. Bristol: Grenfell Printing, 1986. £5.00
* Includes the usual reports on the local geology, botany, ornithology, insects and fauna and papers on Phosgenite from Clevedon; Lichen ecology on Steep Holm; Fumaria in Avon, etc.
- Bristol Poor REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE (Appointed February 8th, 1884) To Inquire into the Condition of THE BRISTOL POOR, Presented December 22nd, 1884, to The Bishop of the Diocese, With Prefatory Remarks by His Lordship. To which is added an Appendix containing a Digest of Bristol Charities, and Information on certain other matters. 244pp, original printed paper boards, slightly worn and marked, new spine and endpapers. Bristol: W. Lewin, London: P.S. King, 1885. £55.00
Bristol Record Society.
A selection of volumes currently in stock.
- Bristol Riots 1831 REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS APPOINTED UNDER THE BRISTOL DAMAGES COMPENSATION ACT and Statement of Actions for Damages and Proceedings had therein under that Act, with their General Results. Folio, 22pp, original cloth, with printed label on top cover, foot of boards stained, foot of text slightly crinkled, rubbed, spine slightly chipped, front inner hinge cracked, endpapers spotty. Bristol: John Taylor, Printer, Mirror Office, 1835. £40.00
* Gives the names of the plaintiffs, subject of their claim, and costs involved.
- Bristol Sport THE SPORTSMAN. 368pp, numerous adverts, no title-page, which may have been on subsequently discarded wraps, binder's cloth, lightly rubbed, short tear to head of rear outer hinge, titled 'Bristol Sportsman, volume 2' on spine, half of pages are on cheap, slightly browned paper. A few pages look as if they have had a dart thrown at them, possibly in protest at darts not being featured. c.1923. £25.00
* Includes articles, and results for various sports, football, bowls, cage birds, cricket, angling, tennis, and rugby.
- Britton (John) THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE ABBEY, AND CATHEDRAL CHURCH, of Bristol: Illustrated by a Series of Engravings of Views, Elevations, Plans, and Details of that Edifice; with Biographical Anecdotes of Eminent Persons connected with the Establishment. With 12 engraved plates and plans, and 2 textual illusts, viii + 74pp, 4to, early cloth, label on spine, corners slightly rubbed. London: M.A. Nattali, 1836. £70.00
- Brook (Alastair), City Planning Department OLD MARKET BRISTOL Main Study. With 17 plans 7 of which are folding, and 19 photographs of the buildings in Old Market, with short descriptions, the photographs, and 10 of the plans are pasted to thick card, 53 pages of text printed on rectos only, 4to, plastic spiral binding. Loosely inserted is a typed letter to Brook thanking him for the loan of the study from a member of an architectural and planning practice. City Planning Department, Bristol: 1978. £85.00
* A unique item which gives a brief synopsis of the architecture and history of the area and the planning proposals.
- [Bruton (Leonard)] THE CORPORATION OF BRISTOL AND ITS TRADE AND COMMERCE. A Series of Letters Addressed by "Free Port" (Leonard Bruton) to the Bristol Mercury and Daily Post, 1884-85. 60pp, original printed wraps, top wrap partly water stained, internally sound. Printed at the Office of the Bristol Mercury and Daily Post, Bristol: 1885. £22.00
- Bryant (John Frederick) VERSES BY JOHN FREDERICK BRYANT, Late Tobacco-Pipe Maker at Bristol. Together with His Life Written by Himself. Frontis, (12) + xxxiii + 64pp, full contemporary calf, spine gilt tooled, leather label, tooled border to boards, marbled endpapers, cover slightly rubbed, early ownership inscription to verso of front endpaper, small waterstain to top margin of frontis, otherwise a clean copy. The last 2 leaves of the list of 'Benefactors' have been tipped in possibly where updated. First edition, London: Printed for the Author 1787. £145.00
- Buchanan (R.A) and Cossons (Neil) INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE BRISTOL REGION. With plates and textual illusts, 335pp, dustwrapper slightly rubbed to edges. First edition, David & Charles, Newton Abbot: 1969. £18.00
- Bungay (Jean), and others REDLAND HIGH SCHOOL. 1882-1982. Plates, illusts in the text, 264pp, original cloth. First edition. Council of Redland High School, Bristol: 1982. £12.00
- Bush (Henry) BRISTOL TOWN DUTIES. A Collection of Original & Interesting Documents, intended to Explain and Elucidate the above Important Subject. 134pp, early unlettered qtr calf, marbled boards, lightly rubbed to edges, signed presentation inscription by Bush to Joseph Leech, with some later ink notes, on front endpaper. Bristol: J.M. Gutch, 1828. £50.00
* Chapters include:- 'Origin of the Town Dues', and 'Murage, Keyage and Pavage'. Some relevant manuscript notes to prelim.
- Chamber of Commerce AUTUMNAL MEETING AT BRISTOL Of the Association of Chambers of Commerce of the United Kingdom. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, September 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th, 1906. Illusts, pages lettered A - W + lxvii + iv + 216pp, original cloth, loosely inserted is a map of Bristol. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith, 1906. £20.00
* This is a guide book of walks around Bristol for the members of the Chambers.
- Charlton (J) and Milton (D.M) REDLAND 791 to 1800. With 8 plates, map end papers, 78pp, 12mo, original cloth. J.W. Arrowsmith, Bristol: 1951. £12.00
- Chilcott (J), publisher CHILCOTT'S DESCRIPTIVE HISTORY OF BRISTOL, Ancient and Modern; or a Guide to Bristol, Clifton & the Hotwells containing an Account of the Bristol Riots. With topographical notices of the neighbourhood villages etc. With 2 folding maps, frontis, and with textual engravings, xvi + 336pp, sm 8vo, contemporary straight grained morocco, spine gilt tooled, with morocco label, occasional spotting mainly to prelims. An attractive copy. Third Edition, Improved. J. Chilcott, Bristol: c.1834. £85.00
* This copy was bought from a member of the Chilcott family, and there is a contemporary ink note to the second front endpaper:- 'This Third Edition Published Oct. 4, 1834. 750 Copies Printed.' It is unusual to have a contemporary note stating how many copies were printed and in which month, or year if none given in the prelims.
- Chilcott (J), publisher CHILCOTT'S DESCRIPTIVE HISTORY OF BRISTOL, Ancient and Modern; or a Guide to Bristol, Clifton & the Hotwells with topographical notices of the neighbourhood villages etc. With two folding maps and a folding plan, frontis, folding plate, and with textual engravings, 396pp, later qtr cloth, marbled boards, lightly rubbed. Seventh Edition With Additions and Corrections. Bristol: J. Chilcott, (1846) £46.00
- Chilcott (J), publisher NEW GUIDE TO CLIFTON AND THE HOTWELLS; with Topographical Notices of the Villages, Watering Places, and Other Objects of Interest in the Neighbourhood. With a folding map a folding plan, frontis, one other plate, 276 + 1pp, sm 8vo, recent cloth, paper label on spine, split to one fold of one map, fore-edge of map partly re-margined, fore-edge margins reinforced to last 2 leaves, frontis spotty. Second Edition, Improved. Bristol: J. Chilcott, c.1831. £30.00
- Chilcott (J), publisher CHILCOTT'S NEW GUIDE TO CLIFTON AND THE HOTWELLS; With Topographical Notices of the Villages, Watering Places, and Other Objects of Interest in the Neighbourhood. With a folding map, &c. vii + 94pp, sm 8vo, recent cloth. Seventh Edition. J. Chilcott, Bristol: c.1846. £40.00
- Churchill Hall UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL A report of the appeal made on behalf of the University for Halls of Residence and Fellowships to commemorate the Chancellorship of Mr Winston Churchill and his services to the country and to humanity. October 1946 to March 1948. 28pp, original wraps. J.W. Arrowsmith, Bristol: 1948. £25.00
* Includes a list of the donors and their donations.
- Clifton College CLIFTON COLLEGE. Charter and Bye-Laws. 61pp, full calf, title in gilt on top board, marbled endpapers. Leech and Taylor, Bristol: (1877) £25.00
- Clifton College CLIFTON COLLEGE SCHOOL LISTS. 12 numbers:- Easter, 1887; July, 1887; Easter, 1888; Midsummer, 1888; Christmas, 1888; Easter, 1889; Midsummer, 1889; Midsummer, 1890; Christmas, 1890; Easter, 1891; Midsummer, 1891; Midsummer, 1892. Each issue has between 60 - 70 pages and all but one have their original wraps, bound together in early binders cloth which is now coming adrift, rear outer hinge torn. Clifton: E. Austin & Son, Printers, Chronicle Office. 1887 - 1892. £30.00
- Colston (Edward) COPIES OF THE SETTLEMENTS MADE BY EDWARD COLSTON, ESQ., For the Maintenance of His Almshouses on St. Michael's Hill, &c., and of His Hospital, for the Maintainance and Education of Poor Boys, on St. Augustine's Back, Bristol. 4to, 65pp, early unlettered qtr calf, marbled boards, slightly rubbed to edges. Bristol: Printed at the Mirror Office by John Taylor, 1839. £35.00
- [Cottrell (Greg)] THE STORY OF BRISTOL ROUND TABLE No 9. 1929 - 1962. Illusts, 89pp, original cloth. Bristol: B.H. Matthews, (1962) £14.00
- Cozens (Henry B) THE CHURCH OF THE VOW. A Record of Zion Congregational Church Bedminster, Bristol, 1830-1930. With 5 plates, and an illust in the text, 68pp, original cloth-backed boards, few old tape marks to covers. St. Stephens Press, Bristol 1930. £15.00
- Cranidge (John) A MIRROR FOR THE BURGESSES AND COMMONALTY OF THE CITY OF BRISTOL In which is exhibited to their view, a part of the great and many Interesting Benefactions & Endowments, of which the City hath to boast, and for which the Corporation Are Responsible, as the Stewards and Trustees thereof.... 296pp, recent paper boards, paper label on spine, occasional light foxing. Bristol: Printed by Jonathan Baller & Co. No 6, Narrow Wine Street, For the Author, and Sold at his Academy, Upper Easton, And at the Printing Office. (1818) £42.00
- Cranidge (John) A MIRROR FOR THE BURGESSES AND COMMONALTY OF THE CITY OF BRISTOL In which is exhibited to their view, a part of the great and many Interesting Benefactions & Endowments, of which the City hath to boast, and for which the Corporation Are Responsible, as the Stewards and Trustees thereof.... 296pp, later half calf, marbled boards, occasional light foxing. Bristol: Printed by Jonathan Baller & Co. No 6, Narrow Wine Street, For the Author, and Sold at his Academy, Upper Easton, And at the Printing Office. (1818) £65.00
- Crossley Evans (M.J), editor 'A GRAND CITY; - LIFE, MOVEMENT AND WORK'. Bristol in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Essays in Honour of Gerard Leighton. Illusts, xxv + 428pp, dustwrapper. Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society, Bristol: 2010 £15.00
* Includes chapters on:- Thomas Goldney; Humphrey Reton's Royal Fort; Kilvert and Bristol; Jane Austen and Bristol, etc.
- [Dallaway (J)] William Wyrcestre Redivivus NOTICES OF ANCIENT CHURCH ARCHITECTURE, IN THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY IN BRISTOL. With Hints for Practicable Restoration. With 1 engraved plate and a few textual illusts, 33pp, 4to, early qtr roan, marbled boards, with the original illustrated card cover bound in, plate spotty and off-set. Bristol: Printed by J.M. Gutch. 1823. £40.00
- Dallaway (Rev. James) ANCIENT NOTICES RELATING TO BRISTOL. Extracted from Old Deeds, and Accompanied with Illustrative Remarks. Small 4to, 9 leaves printed on one side only. (TEN COPIES ONLY PRINTED.) Bristol: Mirror Office. 1830.... Bound with:- (i) MS notes by George Cumberland on the deeds. (ii) 2 page A.L.S. from Dallaway to the Rev. John Eden. (iii) "The whole Order howe our Soveraigne Ladye Queen Elizabeth was receyved into the Citie of Bristow, 1574" Sm 4to, 14pp, issued without title (?) with imprint:- "Re-printed, 1816, by John Evans & Co. Bristol." (iv) "Extracts from the first volume of Churchwardens accts." Sm 4to, 14 pages of manuscript. (v) Several pulls of letters published in the Bristol Mirror, relating to Bristol antiquities. All bound in a large 8vo volume, early full calf boards with a later spine. There is a MS index, in an early hand, at the front of the volume. 1816 - 1830. £120.00
* The item titled "The whole Order.... " not found in Mathews's Bristol Bibliography or Hyett and Bazeley's Manual of Gloucestershire Literature. On the front endpaper :- 'Presented to Edward Dalton Esq. D.C.L. & F.S.A. with W. Tysons Best Compliments. Bristol 23 May, 1839.'
- Dallaway (Rev. James) ANTIQUITIES OF BRISTOW IN THE MIDDLE CENTURIES; Including the Topography by William Wyrcestre, and the Life of William Canynges. With 4 plates, and illusts of coats of arms in the text, untrimmed in later, unlettered, qtr cloth, paper boards, folio, some of the paper missing from rear board, front endpaper slightly creased and with a small hole, slight water stain to fore-edge margins of last leaf and rear endpaper. Large Paper Copy. Bristol: Mirror Office, 1834. £95.00
* 'Six large paper copies, imp. 4to, were printed on Whatman's paper.' See Hyett and Bazeley's Manual of Gloucestershire Literature. This copy is larger than one other large paper copy I have seen, it measures 17" x 12«".
- Dening (C.F.W) OLD INNS OF BRISTOL. Illusts by the author, 116pp, original cloth. First edition. Simpkin Marshall, London: John Wright, Bristol: 1943. £18.00
- Dening (C.F.W) THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY ARCHITECTURE OF BRISTOL. With drawings and 69 tipped in photographic plates, xxiv + 191pp, folio, original cloth, small snag to head of slightly faded spine. Author's presentation inscription to front endpaper. J.W. Arrowsmith Ltd., Bristol: 1923. £85.00
- Dresser (Madge) and Ollerenshaw (Philip), editors THE MAKING OF MODERN BRISTOL. Plates, 246pp, dustwrapper. Redcliffe, Tiverton: 1996. £18.00
- [Eagles (Rev. J)] FELIX FARLEY, Rhymes, Latin and English, by Themaninthemoon. Engraved and printed titles, 12mo, early binders cloth, neatly lettered in ink on spine, partly faded, outer hinges partly split, though sound, slightly chipped to head, light occasional spotting. Bristol: Printed and Published by J.M. Gutch, 1826. £24.00
* 'These verses were written "to expose abuses which had for years existed in several public bodies, especially in the Corporation".' Hyett and Bazeley. Vol 3 page 125.
- [Eagles (Rev. J)], A Citizen THE BRISTOL RIOTS, Their Causes, Progress, and Consequences. By a Citizen. Frontis, 403pp, original glazed cloth, new spine and endpapers, paper label on spine, few spots to cloth, and circular stain to rear board. Bristol: Gutch and Martin, 1832. £55.00
- Eayrs (George) WESLEY AND KINGSWOOD and Its Free Churches. With an Account of the Wesley Church Bryant's Hill, Bristol by W.J. Clarke. Illustrated, 326pp, original cloth, partly faded, paper slightly browned as usual, fragment of original label on spine. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith, 1911. £20.00
- Edwards (W) REDLAND PARK CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, BRISTOL. A Chapter in Congregational History. Illusts., 91pp, untrimmed in the original full red leather. J.W. Arrowsmith Ltd., Bristol: 1941. £16.00
- Endowed Schools Commission SCHEMES FOR THE MANAGEMENT Of The Bristol Grammar School, Queen Elizabeth's Hospital & Red Maids' School, Mary Ann Peloquin's Charity, Prisoners' Redemption & Relief Charities, Loan Money Charities. Approved by the Queen in Council, May 13, 1875. (iv) + 55 + iii + (i)pp, full original calf, lightly rubbed, top outer hinge cracked, occasional light spotting. Bristol: Henry Hill, Printer and Stationer, Baldwin Street. (1875) £26.00
- Evans (John) A CHRONOLOGICAL OUTLINE OF THE HISTORY OF BRISTOL, and the Stranger's Guide through its Streets and Neighbourhood. With a folding map, and a woodcut illustration of Bristol Bridge, xxxiv + 376pp, early half calf, marbled boards, slightly rubbed to edges, plan spotty, and with small amateur repairs to verso, small stain to top corner of approx. the first 20 leaves, ink name and stamp to prelims. Printed at the Office of the late "Bristol Observer", and published by the Author. 1824. £40.00
- Evans (John) THE NEW GUIDE, OR PICTURE OF BRISTOL, With the Beauties of Clifton: a Descriptive Arrangement of Excursions in their Vicinities: and an Appendix on their Geology, Botany, &c. &c. With 2 folding maps, and a map of steamer excursions from Bristol, a dolding engraved plate, 2 full page wood engravings, 78 + 62pp, large 12mo, untrimmed in the original printed paper boards, small portion missing from foot of spine, outer hinges partly split, though sound. Fourth Edition. Bristol: P. Rose, Printer, 1828. £85.00
* The 'Beauties of Clifton' is paginated separately, and has its own title-page, it was also issued separately.
- Evans (Rev. John) BEAUTIES OF CLIFTON; or the Clifton and Hotwell Guide: with a Descriptive Arrangement of Excursions in their Vicinity: and an Appendix on their Geology, Botany, &c. &c. Illustrated with a Map. Folding engraved circular map, 79 + (iv)pp, 12mo, original paper boards, lacks spine, top board held by strings, map slightly off-set. Mary Bryan and Co., Printers, Bristol: c.1828. £45.00
- Evans (Rev. John) THE PICTURE OF BRISTOL; or A Guide to Objects of Curiosity and Interest, In Bristol, Clifton, the Hotwells, and their Vicinity; Including Biographical Notices of Eminent Natives. With a folding plan, and with 3 folding plates, 177 + 3pp, early unlettered half calf, paper boards, outer hinges split, lacks approx «" from head of spine, slightly rubbed to edges. Second edition. Bristol: Printed for W. Shepherd, 1818. £55.00
* Bound without the plate of 'Bristol from Pile Hill' which is called for in the list of plates. We have never seen a copy of this edition with this plate, and believe that it was either never issued, or was inserted in only a small number of copies.
- Evans (Rev. John) THE NEW GUIDE, OR PICTURE OF BRISTOL, with Historical and Biographical Notices. With a folding plate, folding map, textual illust, 97 + (i)pp, sm 8vo, disbound, early ownership name in ink to title-page. Third Edition. Bristol: c.1823. £25.00
- Evans's THE BRISTOL INDEX, or Evans's Directory, for the Year 1818. Part I. A General List of the Names and Residence of the Nobility, Gentry, &c. Resident in Bristol, Clifton, and the Neighbourhood; Including also The Names of Persons in Trade, &c.... Part II. The Names and Residence of Persons in Professions, Manufactures, Trades, &c. and Public Offices Connected with Trade.... Part III. Carrying-List of Coaches, Waggons, &c.... with A Guide to the Streets, &c. Regulations of Hackney-Coaches and Stamp-Lists. Part IV. The Corporate, and other Public Bodies, Schools, and Charities, &c. [ii] publishers adverts + [iv] + lvi + 96pp, lacks plan, original printed boards, rubbed, top board loose. Bristol: Printed by and for Browne and Manchee, No 19, Clare-Street. 1818. £120.00
* This was the third and last of Evans's directories, the first being in 1816.
- Felix Farley, sold by BRISTOL. THE CITY CHARTERS. Containing the Original Institution of Mayors, Recorders, Sheriffs, Town Clerks, And all Other Officers whatsoever. As also of a Common Council, and the Ancient Laws and Customs of the City. Diligently Compar'd with, and Corrected according to the Latin Originals. To which are added, The Bounds of the City, by Land, With the exact Distances from Stone to Stone, all round the City. With the engraved frontis, 297 + (xii)pp + advert leaf, 4to, full early panelled calf, later spine and endpapers, raised bands, boards slightly rubbed to edges, small amount of light spotting. Bristol: Sold by Felix Farley, in Castle Green: 1736. £125.00
- Fox (Francis F) and Taylor (John) SOME ACCOUNT OF THE GUILD OF WEAVERS IN BRISTOL: Chiefly from MSS., Edited by Francis F. Fox (of Yate House Co. Gloucester), and John Taylor (City Librarian, Bristol). With frontis and 3 plates, 1 of which is coloured, 100pp, 4to, untrimmed in the original qtr calf, cloth boards, lacks 1" from head of spine, partly affecting lettering. FIFTY NUMBERED COPIES. Privately Printed. Bristol: William George's Sons, 1889. £65.00
- Fry (Edward Alexander), editor A CALENDER OF WILLS Proved in the Consistory Court (City and Deanery of Bristol Division) of the Bishop of Bristol, 1572 - 1792. and also A CALENDAR OF WILLS in the GREAT ORPHAN BOOKS Preserved in the Council House, Bristol, 1379-1674. vii + 136pp, in 3 parts, lacks wraps, pencil marginalia to 2 leaves. London: Issued to the Subscribers by The British Record Society, Limited. 1897. £15.00
- Fry's Works FRY'S WORKS MAGAZINE. Volume 6. Illusts, 196pp, original cloth. March, 1927, to February, 1928. £15.00
- Fuller (J.G) THE VISITER. iv + 240pp, sm 8vo, early full vellum, decorative tooling on spine and boards, marbled endpapers, lacks front endpaper, and half title(?), portion torn from front endpapers, early ink note to lower margins of two pages, 4 lines of text scored through and now illegible. J.G. Fuller, Bristol: 1823. £70.00
* This periodical was published weekly from Wednesday, January 1, 1823 - Wednesday, July 23, 1823. The thirty numbers, contained in this volume, were all that were published. This work is a curious mixture of Christian homilies and philosophising.
- George (William) THOMAS CHATTERTON AND THE VICAR OF TEMPLE CHURCH, Bristol [A.D. 1768 - 1770.] The Poet's Account of the "Knightes Templaries Chyrche." Three Illustrations, 12pp, 4to, pamphlet, original wraps, few short tears to wraps. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF 50. Bristol: William George and Sons, 1888. £40.00
- Gibbon (B.J) "A CHILD A HUNDRED YEARS OLD" being A History of Old King Street Baptist Sunday School Bristol, from its formation in 1809 to the year 1909. Illusts, 110pp, original cloth, slightly rubbed, and shaken. Rankin Bros, Bristol: 1909. £16.00
- Gomme (Andor), Jenner (Michael) and Little (Bryan) BRISTOL An Architectural History. Numerous illusts, 452pp, 4to, dustwrapper. Lund Humphries, London: 1979. £80.00
* Signed presentation inscription by Jenner on the front endpaper.
- Greenacre (Francis) and Stoddard (Sheena) W.J. MULLER 1812 - 1845. With 44 coloured and 182 black and white plates, 176pp, cr 4to, original card covers. Published by The Friends of Bristol Art Gallery. 1991. £16.00
* This is the catalogue to a major exhibition which was held in the Bristol Art Gallery, with biographical notes of Muller's work. Includes many reproductions of Muller's paintings in and around Bristol.
- [Gulley (L.W)] RECOLLECTIONS AND REFLECTIONS DURING AN OCCASIONAL WEEK-DAY LOUNGE IN BRISTOL CATHEDRAL. By L.W.G., Bristol. Vignette title-page, one plate, 120pp, 12mo, original cloth, outer hinges partly split, small area chipped from spine, lacks front endpaper, t.e.g, small portion missing from top corner of one leaf. Initialled presentation inscription by the author on the 'Preface' page. London: R. Yorke Clarke & Co., 1849. £20.00
- [Gulley (L.W)] RECOLLECTIONS AND REFLECTIONS DURING AN OCCASIONAL WEEK-DAY LOUNGE IN BRISTOL CATHEDRAL. By L.W.G. Vignette title-page, 120pp, original cloth, recased preserving original endpapers, and with new (amateur ?) spine, rubbed, top outer hinge partly split, a.e.g. 12mo. London: R. Yorke Clarke & Co., 1849. £25.00
* With the bookplate of Charles Wells.
- Harris (H.C.W) HOUSING NOMENCLATURE IN BRISTOL (being the origin of road and flat names used in Municipal Housing in Bristol - 1919/1967) 59pp, original, partly faded, card covers. Corporation of Bristol: 1969. £12.00
- Hart (Gerald S) WHITCHURCH AIRPORT An Account of the Early Days of Flying in the Bristol Area. Illusts, (viii) + 62pp, original pictorial card covers. Crockerne Books, Pill, Bristol: 1997. £10.00
- Hawkins (F.C) and Seymour-Bell (E) FIFTY YEARS WITH THE CLIFTON RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB 1872 - 1922. With complete List of Members, Officers, &c. Illustrated, xi + 172pp, original cloth. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith, 1922. £35.00
- Haydon (John) THE TRANSCENDENT EXCELLENCY OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF CHRIST. A SERMON On Philippians iii. 8. first part. Wherein The Supreme Glories of Christ are vindicated; the Incarnation of Deity is proved; and the most important Knowledge of Christ with superior Excellency thereof, displayed. Published at the earnest Request of some Friends. 32pp, disbound, some spotting, early name in ink to foot of title-page. Bristol: Printed by W. Pine, 1772. £30.00
- [Heath (George)] THE NEW BRISTOL GUIDE: Containing Its Antiquities, Deducted from the best Authorities: Historic Annals From William the Conqueror 1066 to 1799; Progress, Navigation, Schools, Hospitals.... also Distinct and Improved Accounts of the Hotwells and Clifton.... Brief Biography of some Eminent Natives of Bristol: Memoirs of Chatterton the juvenile Poet, &c. To which are added, Lists of Bankers, Regulation of General and Penny Posts; of Hackney Carriages; and Directions for passing the Severn, at Aust and the New Passage. With an engraved frontis, viii + 184pp, 12mo, qtr cloth, paper boards, covers slightly rubbed to corners, and very slightly soiled, some occasional spotting to text. Titled:- 'Edwards New Bristol Guide.' on the original paper label which is pasted to the top board. First Edition. Printed by and For R. Edwards, Broad Street, Bristol: 1799. £85.00
* Hyett and Bazeley's Manual of Gloucestershire Literature does not mention the plate.
- Hellicar (Ames), Senr. Abbot's Leigh REFLECTIONS ON THE EFFECTS THAT MAY BE EXPECTED TO ARISE FROM MAKING A DAM ACROSS THE RIVER AVON, at or near the Redcliff, of a Heighth sufficient to Bay Back the Water, so as to Float Ships at the Quay, Drawing Fifteen Feet of Water: Humbly submitted to the consideration of the Committee for carrying it into Execution, and to All who are Interested in the Navigation of the River from Kingroad to Bristol. 32pp, lacks the table at the end, recent cloth, small portion of top corner of title-page missing, half title-dusty and with the contemporary signature of James Bush to top corner, private ownership stamp to verso of half-title. Privately printed, Bristol: 1793. £55.00
* Not on Copac, Mathews's Bristol Bibliography, or in Hyett and Bazeley's Manual of Gloucestershire Literature.
- Hodges (Henry H), publisher BRISTOL MAGAZINE AND WESTERN LITERARY JOURNAL. 208 + 208pp, folio, 2 volumes bound in one, recent cloth, ex-lib. with label and a couple of stamps to front endpapers. ALL PUBLISHED. Published every Saturday, for the Proprietor by Henry H. Hodges, January 2nd to December 25th, 1841. £85.00
* A weekly magazine, containing 8 pages for each issue, with each six monthly period continuously paginated. Contains local news, stories, poetry, etc. Including articles on the Great Western Steam Ship; Port of Bristol; Railway and Steam Boat Travelling; The Duke of Marlborough; Sebastian Cabot; Somersetshire Dialect, etc.
- Hollis (Denzil), and Ralph (Elizabeth), edited and transcribed by MARRIAGE BONDS FOR THE DIOCESE OF BRISTOL Excluding the Archdeaconry of Dorset. Volume I. 1637-1700. 395pp, original cloth, early ownership inscription to front endpaper by a 'Richmond Herald.' Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society. 1952. £20.00
- Homes (J.A), and Carnegie (J.I) THE PRACTICE OF THE TOLZEY COURT of the City and County of Bristol. With an Appendix of Forms, Costs, &c. and the Table of Court Fees. The Second Edition, Greatly Enlarged Including a Variety of New Forms by J.T. Carnegie, Esq. A.B. 168pp, 12mo, early half calf, marbled boards, rubbed, lacks spine, top board loose, some foxing, couple of contemporary ink notes, early library stamp to foot of title-page, private ownership stamp to front pastedown. Bristol: J.G. Powell, 1845. £65.00
* Not in Mathews's Bristol Bibliography, or Hyett and Bazeley's Manual of Gloucestershire Literature.
- Hutt (H), editor CLIFTON RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB 1872 TO 1972. Illusts, 116pp, original cloth. Numbered Limited Edition. J.W. Arrowsmith, Bristol. 1972. £15.00
- Hutton (Stanley) BRISTOL AND ITS FAMOUS ASSOCIATIONS. Illusts, viii + 406pp, original cloth, lettering feint on spine, name and private ownership label to front endpaper. First edition, Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith, 1907. £18.00
* Includes chapters on the Scientific, Literary and Artistic life of the city, and mentions Hannah More, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Chatterton, William Penn, Humphrey Davy, Southey, Landor, George Whitefield, etc.
- Ingram (John H) THE TRUE CHATTERTON A New Study From Original Documents. Plates, 344pp, original cloth, spine faded, occasional foxing, ownership names to front endpaper. First edition. T. Fisher Unwin, London: 1910. £12.00
- Inspector's Report CITY OF BRISTOL. CHARITIES UNDER THE MANAGEMENT OF THE MUNICIPAL TRUSTEES. Inspector's Report (Copy.) iv + 159pp, folding tables, full contemporary calf, spine and edges rubbed, lacks spine, leather label on top board. Bristol: T.H. Mills, 1871. £35.00
* The copy in Hyett and Bazeley's Manual of Gloucestershire Literature finishes at page 141, at the end of Appendix 2. This copy has pages numbered 145-150, being Appendices 4 to 14. These Appendices appear to have been printed later.
- Jackson (R.G) and Price (R.H) BRISTOL CLAY PIPE MAKERS a study of makers and their marks. Illusts, 152pp, folio, original cards covers, stain to foot of top cover. Bristol City Museums: 1974. £20.00
* Presentation inscription from Roger (Price) on the title-page. Gives numerous names of pipemakers, and in some cases names of members of the family and apprentices.
- Jackson (Reg and Philomena) and Price (Roger) BRISTOL POTTERS AND POTTERIES 1600 - 1800. A Documentary Study. Plans, facsimiles, 235pp, 4to, original wraps. Stoke on Trent City Museums, 1982. £35.00
* Gives numerous names of potters, and in some cases names of members of the family and apprentices.
- Jones (Joshua) FURTHER REPORT ON THE ACCOUNTS OF THE CORPORATION OF BRISTOL, as the late Governors of QUEEN ELIZABETH'S HOSPITAL. 177 + viipp, roy 8vo, unlettered cloth-backed boards, lightly rubbed. Bristol: Thomas and Henry James Mills, 1840. £30.00
- Kelly (E.R), editor THE POST OFFICE KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF BRISTOL 1866. 195pp, recent cloth, without the map. Extracted from a larger work with the title-page and Bristol Street index in facsimile. £65.00
* Not in Mathews's Bristol Bibliography.
- Kelly (E.R) THE POST OFFICE KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF BRISTOL 1870. Pages numbered 815-1028, complete, recent cloth, lacks map? Extracted from a larger work. E.R. Kelly, London: 1870. £60.00
- Kelly's WRIGHT'S BRISTOL DIRECTORY 1914. Including Westbury-on-Trym, Shirehampton, Horfield, and Part of Henbury. Lacks map, lx + 1000 + 29pp adverts, original cloth boards, new unlettered spine retaining the original endpapers. London: Published by Kelly's Directories, 1914. £70.00
- Kelly's KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF BRISTOL 1927. Lacks map, xxxii + 1175pp, original cloth, spine faded, short split to head of rear outer hinge, inner hinges strained and weak. London: Kelly's Directories, 1927. £38.00
- Kelly's KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF BRISTOL 1933. Lacks map, xxx + 1245pp, original cloth, spine faded, short tear to head of top outer hinge, inner hinges strained, 8 leaves loose and ragged to edges. London: Kelly's Directories, 1933. £30.00
- Kelly's KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF BRISTOL AND SUBURBS 1934. Lacks map, xxx + 279pp, original cloth, rubbed to edges, spine faded, front inner hinge broken, rear inner hinge strained and weak, few leaves at the beginning and end slightly ragged. London: Kelly's Directories, 1934. £30.00
- Kelly's KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF BRISTOL 1935. Lacks map, 9 + xxxi + 1313pp, original cloth, slightly rubbed, short split to head of top outer hinge, front inner hinge strained, rear inner hinge cracked. London: Kelly's Directories, 1935. £35.00
- Kelly's KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF BRISTOL 1936. Lacks the map, 11 (adverts) + xxxi + 1350pp, original cloth, small hole to cloth in spine, cloth rubbed to edges, inner hinges crudely strengthened. Kelly's Directories Ltd., London: 1936. £25.00
- Kelly's KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF BRISTOL 1947. Lacks map, xxvii + 1186pp, original cloth, lightly rubbed, front inner hinge pulled. Kelly's Directories Ltd., London: 1947. £30.00
- Kelly's KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF BRISTOL 1960. xxviii + 1170pp, original cloth, lightly rubbed to top hinge, short split to head of rear hinge, poor quality paper slightly browned as usual. London: Kellys Directories Ltd., 1960. £25.00
- Kelly's KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF BRISTOL 1970. xxiv + 1139pp, original cloth, partly faded, rubbed to edges, top outer hinge split, spine almost loose, few small marks to top board, front inner hinge pulled, paper slightly browned to edges as usual, private indelible stamps to pastedowns. London: Kelly's Directories Ltd. 1970. £20.00
- [Kington (J.B)] CITY AND PORT OF BRISTOL. Letters, Essays, and other Documents, Illustrative of the Municipal History of Bristol, and its Port. Written, Collected and Arranged by "A Burgess". With A Dedicatory Preface to the New Town Council. xvi + vii + (i) + 346 + xvi + 65 + 37 + 55 + v + iv + 56 + (1) + 28 + 16 + 40 + 8 + (iii) +3 + (1) + 9 + 29 + 6 + 9 + 6 + 33pp, early half calf, marbled boards, recased with the original spine laid down. Bristol: John Wright, Bridge Street, 1836. £120.00
* This is the complete edition with the separately paginated pamphlets bound in at the rear, see Hyett and Bazeley's Manual of Gloucestershire Literature. Vol 3, page 150.
- [Kington (J.B)] CITY AND PORT OF BRISTOL. Letters, Essays, and other Documents, Illustrative of the Municipal History of Bristol, and its Port. Written, Collected and Arranged by "A Burgess". With A Dedicatory Preface to the New Town Council. xvi + 65 + 37 + 55 + v + iv + 56 + (1) + 28 + 16 + 40 + 8 + (iii) +3 + (1) + 9 + 29 + 6 + 9 + 6 + 33pp, early cloth, recased with old spine laid down. Bristol: John Wright, Bridge Street, 1836. £65.00
* This is the abridged edition, omitting the 'Thirty Letters on the Trade of Bristol'. See Hyett and Bazeley's Manual of Gloucestershire Literature. Vol 3, page 150.
- Knapp (A.J) HAND-BOOK TO CLIFTON AND ITS NEIGHBOURHOOD, and to Places of Interest within a Day's Journey. vii + 194pp, original printed card covers, top cover loose, portions chipped from spine, few marks to covers, Sold by B.P. Shepherd, Clifton: Preface dated 1867. £30.00
* Includes lists of ferns, grasses, and plants in the neighbourhood, and chapters on numerous places including:- Abbot's Leigh, Bitton, Clevedon, Hanham, Stanton Drew, Wrington, etc.
- Lane (J. Tremayne), City Treasurer A SCHEDULE OF PROPERTY Belonging to The Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of the City of Bristol. 29th September, 1888. 51pp, small folio, original, partly faded, original cloth. Gives columns listing:- Situation, Description, Lessee or Person who now Pays Rent, Commencement of Term, Term, Rents. T.D. Taylor, Sons and Hawkins, Bristol: 1888. £50.00
* With the signature of Charles Wells on front pastedown. Not in Mathews's Bristol Bibliography. Most of the property was in Bristol but also gives details of property at Portishead, Dursley, Dyrham and Hinton.
- Latimer (John) ANNALS OF BRISTOL In the Sixteenth Century. xii + 131pp, full calf, slightly rubbed to edges, marbled endpapers, label on spine, foxing to some pages at front and rear. Bristol: William George's Sons. 1908. £38.00
- Latimer (John) ANNALS OF BRISTOL In the Nineteenth Century (concluded) 1887-1900.... Bound with.... ANNALS OF BRISTOL in the Sixteenth Century. 108pp, and xii + 131pp, contemporary half calf, raised bands, spine gilt tooled, cloth sides, small amount of light foxing. Large Paper Copies. Bristol: William George's Sons. 1902 and 1908. £55.00
- Latimer (John) ANNALS OF BRISTOL In the Nineteenth Century. vi + 552pp, original cloth, neatly recased retaining original endpapers, lacks front endpaper. LARGE PAPER COPY. Tipped onto front endpaper is a manuscript note:- '46 copies printed No 20 (signed) J. Latimer'. W. & F. Morgan, Bristol: 1887. £48.00
- Latimer (John) ANNALS OF BRISTOL In the Nineteenth Century (concluded) 1887-1900. 108pp, some spotting to the original cloth. Bristol: William George's Sons. 1902. £22.00
- Latimer (John) CALENDAR OF THE CHARTERS AND OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF BRISTOL. 198pp, roy 8vo, original cloth, uncut and partly unopened. Printed under the Authority of the Corporation of Bristol by W.C. Hemmons, 1909. £18.00
- Lee (Thomas) EYES TO THE BLIND! An Address to the Electors of Bristol, vindicating their Elective Franchise, against the Endeavours of the Corporation and of Certain Clubs to render the same A Mere Nullity. To which are added, Cursory Observations on the Qualifications of a Member of Parliament with Incidental Remarks. 31pp, disbound. Printed by George Routh, Shannon-Court, Corn Street, Bristol: (1807) £45.00
- Lee (Thomas) THE LOOKING GLASS OF THE WORKMEN OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, into Which Masters, and also the Public in general, will do well to take a Peep: Or An Address To Journeymen, Manufacturers, & Labourers, of every description; Vindicating their Efforts to obtain wherewithal to meet the Exactions of the present Monstrous System of Unequal Taxation. To which are added, Observations on Popular Education. Pamphlet, 28pp, disbound. Bristol: Printed by George Routh. c.180- £50.00
* Thomas Lee published several pamphlets in Bristol at this time on local elections, Bristol Infirmary, politics, etc.
- Lee (Thomas) WHITE-LION CLUB, LATE RIOT AND DOCK TAX. An Address to the Public, Wherein these alarming and disgraceful Topics are discussed. Pamphlet, 32pp, disbound, last leaf slightly dusty. Printed by George Routh, Shannon-Court, Corn Street, Bristol: (1807) £55.00
* This is an attack on the Tory M.P. Bathurst and the Dock Scheme.
- Leversage (Peter) A HISTORY OF BRISTOL CATHEDRAL. Its Antiquities and Monuments. Engraved plates, 104pp, includes 6 page list of subscribers, original wraps, lacks spine and rear wrap. Second Edition, Revised and Corrected. John Burbidge, Clifton: 1854. £18.00
- Levitt (Sarah) POUNTNEYS The Bristol Pottery at Fishponds 1905 - 1969. Illusts, 104pp, roy 8vo, dustwrapper. Bristol: Redcliffe and City of Bristol Museum and Art Ga1lery, 1990. £26.00
- Lewis (Bruce) THE BRISTOL BREWERY: A Proud Past - A Long Term Future? An explanation to interested parties of the proposals by Courage Limited for the modernisation of The Bath Street Brewery, Bristol. Coloured illusts, plans, 4to, spiral binding contained within thick pictorial card covers, ex-Evening Post library, with a couple of stamps. Courage Brewing Ltd., December, 1983. £25.00
- Lewis (William) MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE AND RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE OF WILLIAM LEWIS, Late of Bristol, To Which Are Added Extracts From Letters, Addressed By Him to Individuals, On different Occasions. ii + 123pp, 12mo, early qtr roan, marbled boards, spine slightly rubbed. First edition, Printed for the Editors, at the Albion Press, by Wansbrough and Sanders, Bristol: 1819. £26.00
- Locke (F.A.S), illustrated by A. Wilde Parsons SAVAGE AND OTHER SONGS. With 16 tipped in plates, 41pp, roy 8vo, original pictorial paper boards, lacks silk tie to boards. Bristol: Edward Everard, (1904) £35.00
* The Bristol Savages was founded by artists in 1904. This work includes "An Address to the Bristol Savages on their Opening Night.'
- Lodge (E), and Son, printer RULES AND BYE-LAWS of the Bristol Club, Old Market. 11pp, sm 8vo, original limp cloth. Bristol: E. Lodge & Son, Printers, West Street. 1880. £20.00
- Ludlow (Fred) TALES AND SKETCHES OF OLD AND NEW BRISTOL. With Numerous Illustrations. xii + 317pp, original cloth, occasional foxing. Frome: Butler and Tanner, c.1912. £20.00
- Lunell (John E) A FEW BRIEF OBSERVATIONS ON THE PRESENT POSITION OF THE PORT IMPROVEMENT QUESTION, Respectfully Submitted to the Consideration of the Citizens of Bristol. With Some Account of the Wharfage Leases; and of the Antient Society of Merchants; with Notices of the Bristol Dock Company, Incorporated in 1803; and of the Chamber of Commerce, Organized in 1823. 39pp, some slight soiling to the original printed wraps. Bristol: Ackland and Son, 1863. £50.00
- MacInnes (C.M) and Whittard (W.F) BRISTOL AND ITS ADJOINING COUNTIES. Plates, maps and diagrams, xiii + 335pp, roy 8vo, lacks dustwrapper. Published for the British Association for the Advancement of Science by the Local Executive Committee. Bristol: 1955. £12.00
- MacKenna (F. Severne) CHAMPION'S BRISTOL PORCELAIN. Coloured and other plates, 107pp, cr 4to, original cloth, lacks dustwrapper. Limited Edition of 500 Numbered Copies. Leigh-on-Sea: F. Lewis, 1947. £60.00
- Majendie (Colonel V.D), H.M. Chief Inspector of Explosives REPORT.... ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES ATTENDING THE DESTRUCTION OF THE PETROLEUM-LADEN VESSEL "UNITED," IN BRISTOL DOCKS, On the 21st November 1888. Large folding plan of the docks, 30pp, folio, lacks wraps. London: H.M.S.O. 1889. £75.00
* Very Scarce. The "United" loaded at Welsh Back then later berthed at Bathurst Basin where it exploded. The captain, the mate and a boy were killed, the only other person on board was blown a distance of 20 feet and suffered a fractured leg. The basin was enveloped in flames for some time owing to the spreading of the petroleum.
- Manby (G.W) FUGITIVE SKETCHES OF THE HISTORY AND NATURAL BEAUTIES OF CLIFTON AND THE HOT WELLS AND VICINITY. With 4 etched plans, 2 etched and 12 aquatint plates, 94pp, early half calf, marbled boards, rubbed to edges, top board loose, lacks approx. «" from head of spine, occasional foxing, some off-setting. First Edition. Printed for Norton & Son, Bristol: (1802) £75.00
- Manchee (Thomas John), editor THE BRISTOL CHARITIES, being the Report of the Commissioners for inquiring concerning Charities in England and Wales so far as relates to the Charitable Institutions in Bristol. 2 volumes, engraved plan, vii + (ii) + 539 and iv + 497pp, 4to, early half calf, marbled boards, rubbed, lacks label from one spine, other label chipped, strip of calf torn from head of one spine, some occasional foxing. Bristol: Printed by and for T.J. Manchee. 1831. £110.00
- Manson (Michael) BRISTOL BEYOND THE BRIDGE. The turbulent story of Redcliffe, Temple and St. Thomas from the Middle Ages to today. 112pp, original pictorial card covers. Redcliffe Press, Bristol: 1988. £12.00
- Marshall (Emma) BRISTOL DIAMONDS or The Hot Wells in the Year 1773. A Story. Frontis, 190pp, original pictorial wraps, these are slightly dusty, head of spine slightly chipped, small portion missing from foot of spine, and corners of top cover. First edition, London: Seeley & Co., 1888. £25.00
- Masters (Betty R) and Ralph (Elizabeth) THE CHURCH BOOK OF ST. EWEN'S BRISTOL 1454 - 1584. Frontis, xxxix + 291pp, original cloth. Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society, 1967. £18.00
- Mathews (M) and Son MATHEWS'S ANNUAL BRISTOL DIRECTORY and Almanack; 1842. Forty Seventh Edition. 360 + 27 (adverts) + 22pp, 12mo, original cloth, recent spine and endpapers, paper label on top board very rubbed and chipped, top board has a horizontal crease which looks as if it was once tied with string. Bristol: M. Mathews and Son, 1842. £85.00
- Mathews (M) and Son, printers and publishers MATHEWS'S ANNUAL BRISTOL DIRECTORY and Almanack: 1843. 360 + (14) adverts + 18 + 22pp, 12mo., original cloth, neatly recased, with a new spine and front endpaper, original paper label on top board very rubbed. Bristol: M. Mathews and Son, 1843. £115.00
- Mathews (M) MATHEWS'S ANNUAL BRISTOL DIRECTORY and Almanack: 1844. 368 + (xvi adverts) + 22pp, 12mo, original cloth, very word original label on top board, recent spine retaining original endpapers, few small marks to text. Bristol: Printed and Published by M. Mathews and Son, 1844. £110.00
- Mathews (M) MATHEWS'S ANNUAL BRISTOL DIRECTORY and Almanack. 1845. 368 + 24 pages of adverts + 22pp, 12mo, original cloth, recased, old spine laid down, new endpapers, original printed paper label on top board, couple of tears to cloth on spine, fragments of ms label on spine. Bristol: Printed and Published by M. Mathews, 1845. £115.00
- Mathews (M) and Son, printers and publishers MATHEWS'S ANNUAL BRISTOL DIRECTORY and Almanack. 1846. 365 + (23) + 22pp, 12mo, original cloth, new spine and endpapers, original label on top board, label darkened, slightly rubbed and with an early name in ink, fore-edge margins of a few prelims slightly stained. Printed and Published by M. Mathews and Son, Bristol: 1846. £100.00
- Mathews (Matthew) MATHEWS'S ANNUAL BRISTOL AND CLIFTON DIRECTORY, and Almanack: 1852. Fifty-fourth edition. (iii) + 404 + 20 + (2) + 6 pages of adverts, original embossed cloth, 12mo, slightly rubbed, recased with new endpapers and original spine laid down. Bristol: Printed and Published by Matthew Mathews, 1852. £95.00
- Mathews (Matthew) ANNUAL BRISTOL DIRECTORY and Almanack. 1853. Double-page map, 410 + (30) page of adverts, + 22pp, 12mo, original embossed cloth, later spine and endpapers, corners of boards rubbed. Printed and Published by Matthew Mathews, Bristol: 1853. £105.00
* Very rarely found complete with the map.
- Mathews (Matthew), printer and publisher MATHEWS'S ANNUAL BRISTOL DIRECTORY and Almanack. 1854. 415 + (12) adverts + 20pp (Almanack), 12mo, new spine and endpapers, lacks lower half one of leaf of the Almanack, few spots to prelims. Printed and published by Matthew Mathews, Bristol: 1854. £95.00
- Mathews (Mathew), printer and publisher MATHEWS'S ANNUAL BRISTOL DIRECTORY and Almanack 1856. 412pp, + (20)pp adverts + 22pp, original embossed cloth, rubbed, inner hinges cracked, slightly shaken, rear outer hinge partly split, top outer hinge has short split to head of spine. Bristol: Mathew Mathews, 1856. £95.00
- Mathews (Mathew) MATHEWS'S ANNUAL DIRECTORY FOR THE CITY AND COUNTY OF BRISTOL Including, Clifton, Bedminster, and Surrounding Villages. 1858. 418 + (16) adverts + (22)pp, original embossed cloth, slightly rubbed to edges, new spine, retaining the original pastedowns and with a new rear endpaper. Bristol: Printed and Published by Matthew Mathews, 1858. £95.00
- Mathews's MATHEWS'S ANNUAL DIRECTORY FOR THE CITY AND COUNTY OF BRISTOL Including, Clifton, Bedminster, and Surrounding Villages. 1859. 418 + (14)pp adverts, original embossed cloth, spine partly split, loose in case, small portion missing from front endpaper. Bristol: Printed and Published by Matthew Mathews, 1859. £78.00
- Mathews (Mathew), printer and publisher MATHEWS'S ANNUAL DIRECTORY FOR THE CITY AND COUNTY OF BRISTOL, including Clifton, Bedminster, and Surrounding Villages. 1860. (ii) + 420 + 16 pages of adverts + 24 pages Almanack, 12mo, original embossed cloth, recased with old spine laid down, new endpapers. Bristol: Printed and Published by Mathew Mathews, 1860. £85.00
- Mathews (William S) MATHEWS'S ANNUAL DIRECTORY FOR THE CITY AND COUNTY OF BRISTOL, including Clifton, Bedminster, and Surrounding Villages. 1864. Sixty-Sixth Edition. 422 + 14 pages of adverts, 12mo, original embossed cloth, few marks and slightly rubbed, recased with original spine laid down, and new endpapers. Bristol: Printed and Published by William S. Mathews, 1864. £85.00
- Mathews (William S), printer and publisher MATHEWS'S ANNUAL DIRECTORY FOR THE CITY AND COUNTY OF BRISTOL, including Clifton, Bedminster, and Surrounding Villages. 1865. 468pp + adverts, 12mo, original embossed cloth, new spine and front and rear endpapers, small portion missing from top corner of rear board, early ownership name, in ink, to title-page. Bristol: Printed and Published by William S. Mathews, 1865. £70.00
- Mathews (William S) MATHEWS'S ANNUAL DIRECTORY FOR THE CITY AND COUNTY OF BRISTOL, including Clifton, Bedminster, and Surrounding Villages. 1866. 540pp, original embossed cloth, recased, old spine laid down, with new endpapers, ink note and a private embossed stamp to verso of title. Bristol: Printed and Published by William S. Mathews, 1866. £85.00
- Mathews (William S), printer and publisher MATHEWS'S ANNUAL DIRECTORY FOR THE CITY AND COUNTY OF BRISTOL, including Clifton, Bedminster, and Surrounding Villages. 1867. 464pp, original embossed cloth, neatly recased, with old spine laid down and new endpapers, occasional foxing. Bristol: Printed and Published by William S. Mathews, 1867. £85.00
- Mathews (William) THE NEW HISTORY, SURVEY AND DESCRIPTION OF THE CITY AND SUBURBS OF BRISTOL, OR COMPLETE GUIDE, And informing and useful Companion for the Residents and Visitants of this ancient, extensive and increasing City, The Hotwells and Clifton, Being the most authentic, particular, and comprehensive Account of Bristol hitherto published.... Bound with.... MATHEWS'S NEW BRISTOL DIRECTORY FOR THE YEAR, 1793-4. Containing an Alphabetical List of the Corporation, Clergy, Merchants, &c. &c. of the City of Bristol, with its Environs. To which are added Lists of the Mail Coaches, Waggons.... Lacks the plan, 112 + 193pp, the 2 volumes bound in one, as issued, early qtr calf, marbled boards, rubbed, outer hinges cracked, rubbed at head and foot of spine, fragment of paper label on spine overlapping onto boards, ownership name in ink on title-page. First edition, Bristol: Printed, Published and Sold by William Mathews, 1794. £200.00
* 'In 1793 began one of the longest and most complete series of directories recorded in this catalogue' Norton's Guide to the National and Provincial Directories of England and Wales. Page 92. Copies of this first edition are extremely scarce, it was reprinted in 1898.
- Mathew (J) MATHEWS'S COMPLETE BRISTOL GUIDE; Forming An Ancient as well as a Modern History of that Opulent Provincial Metropolis with its Suburbs Clifton and the Hotwells:.... With folding plan of Bristol, 4 plates, 2 of which are folding, viii + 240pp, sm 8vo, original cloth, later spine and endpapers, ex-Law Soc. lib. with a few stamps. Seventh Edition. Carefully revised, with additions and improvements. Bristol: Printed by and Published by J. Mathews. (1828) £45.00
* The plates are not mentioned in Hyett and Bazeley.
- McGrath (Patrick), and Williams (Mary E), editor BRISTOL WILLS 1546 - 1593. ix + 90pp, folio, recent cloth, original wraps bound in. University of Bristol, 1975. £18.00
- Merritt (Douglas), Greenacre (Francis) and Eustace (Katherine) PUBLIC SCULPTURE OF BRISTOL. Numerous illusts, lxv + 306pp, oblong 4to, original pictorial card covers. Liverpool University Press, 2011. £28.00
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- Miller (Alfred H), Secretary STATEMENT MADE BY THE TRUSTEES OF THE MUNICIPAL CHARITIES OF BRISTOL, to the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales, Relative to Certain Funds at Present Unavailable, and Proposals for their Appropriation. 27pp, untrimmed in the original plain paper wraps, wraps slightly marked. Bristol: Philip Rose, 1857. £20.00
- Morgan (John), Formerly a Bookseller, and upwards of forty years resident in Bristol A BRIEF HISTORICAL SKETCH OF BRISTOL, With the New Picture of Clifton, and Stranger's Guide: Containing Topographical, Antiquarian, and Biographical Notices; Together with A Descriptive Account of the Delightful Promenades, Rides, and Drives in Clifton and its Environs, Including a Circuit of Fifteen Miles Round the City. With a frontis and 4 engraved plates, 95pp. Bristol: H. & A. Hill, (1849)... Bound with.... A BRIEF HISTORICAL SKETCH OF CLIFTON, and Strangers' Guide to that Truly Delightful and Fashionable Place of Public Resort.... Most Justly Styled the Montpellier of England. Comprehending also The Hotwells, Redland, Cotham, and The Neighbouring Localities.... To which is added, An Appendix, containing an account of the Geology in the Environs of Bristol by Dr. Buckland; and a List of one hundred rare British Plants found in its immediate Neighbourhood, furnished by S. Rootsey, Esq. With map frontis, 2 engraved plates and a textual illustration of Pen-Park hole, 156pp. Bristol: H. & A. Hill, (1850). Two items bound in the original cloth, titled and dated (1851) on the top board, new spine, original endpapers retained, front pastedown partly discoloured. Bristol: H. & A. Hill, 1851. £85.00
* These two items were originally issued separately.
- Morris (George R) THE MID FROME VALLEY An Environmental Study of Mangotsfield, Soundwell, Staple Hill, Downend, Frenchay, Winterbourne, Hambrook, Frampton Cotterell. With contributions by Mr H. Galloway and Mrs G.M. Parry. Textual maps, 191pp, original cloth, lacks dustwrapper. Privately Published, Downend, Bristol: 1974. £18.00
* Signed and dated by G.R. Morris on the front endpaper.
- Muller (W.J) BITS OF OLD BRISTOL, being facsimiles of twenty sketches by W.J. Muller. With 20 plates opposite descriptive text, folio, original bevelled cloth, gilt, a.e.g., slightly rubbed at edges, short split to top outer hinge. LIMITED EDITION OF 100 COPIES. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith, (1883) £95.00
- Municipal Corporations REPORT FROM THE COMMISSIONERS ON MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS IN ENGLAND AND WALES. Bristol. 68pp, folio, early paper wraps are slightly spotty, spine chipped, label on top wrap. With many tables, statistics, etc. Hansard & Sons, (1835) £38.00
- [Newbolt (Sir Francis George)] CLIFTON COLLEGE FORTY YEARS AGO. The Diary of a Praepostor. With 4 illusts, vi + 176pp, original cloth partly faded, prelims slightly foxed. Philip Allan & Co., Ltd., London: 1927. £16.00
- Nicholls (J.F) and Taylor (John) BRISTOL PAST AND PRESENT. Numerous wood-cut illustrations, 3 volumes bound in 2, x + 318pp and viii + 308pp and x + 356pp, early half calf, raised bands, spine gilt tooled, cloth sides, few marks to cloth, later endpapers and lettering pieces on spines. J.W. Arrowsmith, Bristol: 1881-1882. £95.00 --- See sample text
- Nicholls (J.F) and Taylor (John) BRISTOL PAST AND PRESENT. Volume 1 - Civil History. Numerous wood-cut illustrations, volume 1 of 3 only, x + 318pp, 4to, original cloth, slightly rubbed to edges, rear outer hinge split for approx. half its length, inner hinges pulled, frontis loose, and slightly ragged, small amount of damage to engraved surface. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith. 1881. £18.00
- Nott (John) OF THE HOTWELL WATERS, NEAR BRISTOL: 94 + 1pp (advert leaf), uncut, verso of half-title slightly dusty, recent cloth. First edition, Bristol: Printed by S. Bonner, Castle Green. 1793. £130.00
- Owen (Hugh) TWO CENTURIES OF CERAMIC ART IN BRISTOL: Being a History of the Manufacture of 'The True Porcelain' by Richard Champion.... with an Account of the Delft, Earthenware and Enamel Glass Works, from Original Sources. With engraved plates, one of which is coloured, facsimiles, wood-engravings in text, xxiv + 420pp, roy 8vo, early half morocco, raised bands, spine gilt tooled, recased with the spine laid down, retaining endpapers. First edition, London: Bell and Daldy. 1873. £160.00
- Parliamentary Reports BRISTOL EXTENSION 1895. Bound collection of papers relating to the Bill, as follows:- A Bill to extend the City and County of Bristol; and for other purposes; 17 petitions of those against the Bill including Shirehampton Parish Council, Westbury-upon-Trym Parish Council, Philip Napier Miles, Long Ashton - Sir J.H.G. Smyth and Owners, etc; Report of the Local Goverment Board....; Minutes of Evidence taken before The Select Committee of the House of Lords.... various dates Tuesday, 14th May, 1895; and for various days in May and July; An Act to extend the City and County of Bristol; and for other purposes; followed by 2 leaves giving tables for the Are, Population and Rateable Vaules of the areas concerned. Large coloured folding map titled 'Bristol Extension, 1895', printed by Lavars, few splits to some folds of map, approx. 1000pp, folio, full calf, rubbed, top board loose, spine almost loose, morocco lettering piece on spine. 1895. £120.00
- Parsons (Richard) THE STORY OF KINGS C.J. King & Sons 1850 to the present day, Illusts, 120pp, dustwrapper. White Tree Books, Bristol: 1988. £12.00
* They eventually dominated the stevedoring and tug boat scene in Bristol.
- Pearce (W.T), and others. BRISTOL FOOTBALL CLUB. Jubilee Book 1888-1938. Illusts., 102 + xviiipp adverts, original wraps. Committee of the Bristol Football Club: (1938) £18.00
- Philp & Evans, printers and publishers THE NEW BRISTOL GUIDE.... Plan of the City; Engravings of the Great Western Steamer, Suspension Bridge, & Victoria Rooms; Being a Complete Directory and Railway Guide for the City of Bristol, Clifton and their Vicinities. Lacks the map by Lander, plan of city, 3 engraved plates, 46 + 15 pages of adverts and 5 engraved advert plates, 12mo, original cloth, contemporary ownership name to front pastedown. Bristol: Printed and Published by Philp & Evans. London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co. 1842. £35.00
- Pinney (Charles) TRIAL OF CHARLES PINNEY, ESQ. In the Court of King's Bench, on an Information Filed by His Majesty's Attorney-General, Charging Him with Neglect of Duty, in his Office as Mayor of Bristol, During the Riots. xxxviii + 432pp, recent qtr cloth, paper boards, paper label on spine. Bristol: Printed by Gutch and Martin, 1833. £55.00
- Poll Book 1841 THE BRISTOL POLL-BOOK, Being a List of the Householders, Freeholders, and Freemen, who voted at the Parliamentary Election, Tuesday, June 29, 1841; Before Hugh Vaughan, Esq., Sheriff; Candidates: Philip William Skynner Miles, Esq. William Fripp, Esq. Hon Francis Henry Fitzhardinge Berkeley. 159pp, few small spots to the original cloth, paper label to top board, paper label slightly soiled, cloth damp spotted to top of boards, top outer hinge slightly rubbed, endpapers foxed. Bristol: Pr. H. & A. Hill. 1841. £110.00
* With the engraved armorial bookplate of Willam Baldock, and the bookplate of Henly Evans.
- Port and Harbour ACTS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE PORT AND HARBOUR OF BRISTOL. 185pp, 8vo, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, slightly rubbed, numerous blanks bound in at rear. Bristol: Printed by Gutch and Martin. c.1830-35. £40.00
* Not in Mathews's Bristol Bibliography. This a continuously paginated volume of 5 Acts relating to the Port of Bristol and contains 43 Geo.III c.140; 46 Geo.III c.35; 48 Geo.III c.11; 49 Geo.III. c.17; and 3 Geo.IV. c.21.
- Port of Bristol OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE PORT OF BRISTOL AUTHORITY 1947. Illusts, 4 coloured folding plans, numerous adverts, 124pp, roy 8vo, original pictorial wraps. F.G. Warne, Bristol: 1947. £27.00
- Port Authority THE PORT OF BRISTOL. Official Handbook of the Port of Bristol Authority 1962. Illusts, some of which are coloured, 132pp, includes adverts, original decorative card covers, small embossed stamp to the foot of the title-page and number to top margin of first leaf. F.G. Warne Limited, Bristol: 1962. £17.00
- Potter (W.R) A VICTORIAN BOY LOOKS BACK AT BRISTOL. 80pp, 12mo, slightly soiled dustwrapper. Arthur H. Stockwell, Ilfracombe: 1960. £14.00
* Signed by the author on the title-page. A chatty narrative. He attended St. James Barton School in the 1890's, and includes details of his visits to various local sporting events such as boxing, wrestling, football, rugby, etc.
- Poutney (W.J) OLD BRISTOL POTTERIES. Being an Account of the Old Potters and Potteries of Bristol & Brislington, between 1650 and 1850, with some pages on the Old Chapel of Saint Anne, Brislington. Illusts, xxxiii + 370pp, original cloth, dustwrapper. First published. Bristol: 1920. Reprint. Wakefield: 1972. £15.00
- Pryce (George) A POPULAR HISTORY OF BRISTOL, Antiquarian, Topographical and Descriptive, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, with Biographical notices of Eminent Natives and Residents.... xviii + 622pp, original cloth, recased later endpapers, original spine laid down, name to front pastedown, corners rubbed. Bristol: W. Mack. 1861. £40.00
- Pryce (George) MEMORIALS OF THE CANYNGES' FAMILY and their Times, their Claims as Founders of Westbury College and Redcliffe, with inedited Memoranda relating to Chatterton. With an additional coloured title, tinted and coloured lithographic plates, 336pp, original cloth, rubbed to edges, spine chipped with small portions of cloth missing, lateral split to spine, usual light foxing, lower corners of boards slightly marked by damp. Printed for the Author. Bristol: John Wright, 1854. £45.00
- Pryce (George) NOTES ON THE ECCLESIASTICAL AND MONUMENTAL ARCHITECTURE AND SCULPTURE OF THE MIDDLE AGES IN BRISTOL.... With Antiquarian, Historical, Biographical, and Heraldic Elucidations: Copiously illustrated. 230pp, sm 8vo, original cloth. First edition, London: and Bristol: J. Lavars. 1850. £45.00
- Pryce (George) NOTES ON THE ECCLESIASTICAL AND MONUMENTAL ARCHITECTURE AND SCULPTURE OF THE MIDDLE AGES IN BRISTOL.... With Antiquarian, Historical, Biographical, and Heraldic Elucidations. Illusts, Sm 8vo, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, spine gilt tooled, leather label. London: Houlston and Stoneman, Bristol: J. Lavars, 1850. £35.00
- Rawnsley (H.D) A BOOK OF BRISTOL SONNETS. xiii + 144pp, original decorative cloth, gilt, a.e.g., endpapers spotty. London, Hamilton, Adams, & Co., 1877. £16.00
- [Robinson (T.R)] THE SIEGES OF BRISTOL DURING THE CIVIL WAR. 49pp, 12mo, disbound. Bristol: Leech and Taylor, 1868. £18.00
- Robinsons (C.G.J), and (J) and others, printers AN IMPARTIAL HISTORY OF THE LATE RIOTS AT BRISTOL. Pamphlet, 16pp, unbound. London: Printed for and by C.G.J. & J. Robinsons; S. Hazard, Bookseller, Bath and J. Cottle, Bookseller, Bristol: (1793) £100.00
* With interesting contemporary notes in the margins. The riots were brought on by the resentment of and maladministration of the Bristol Bridge tolls. The Bristol authorities called in the Herefordshire Militia and their incompetent actions led to the death of more than 20 people.
- Rogers (Bertram M.H), editor, BRITISH ASSOCIATION, BRISTOL, 1898. HANDBOOK TO BRISTOL and the Neighbourhood With Map (in excursion pamphlets) Prepared by various Authors, for the Publications Sub-Committee. Diagrams, 237 + 5pp of adverts, original cloth, few marks to cloth, with a volume of 18 'Excursion' pamphlets contained loosely within original cloth boards, small snags to head and foot of spine of 'Excursion' volume. Bristol: John Wright & Co., 1898. £40.00
* The first volume is concerned with the history, archaeology, and natural history of Bristol and area. The excursions pamphlets are between 7 and 48 pages long, some contain illusts, diagrams and maps. Excursions include:- Bath, Severn Tunnel, Chepstow, Aust, Over Court, Stanton Drew, Raglan, Tintern, Cheddar, Weston-super-Mare, Wells, Glastonbury, Stroud, Nailsworth, Exeter, Torquay, Dartmouth, Plymouth, Dartmoor, etc.
- Rose (J), printer STRICTURES ON A PAMPHLET, ENTITLED, "An Impartial History of the Late Riots at Bristol," [Published by Messrs, Robinson, Hazard, and Cottle.] Dedicated to Edward Long Fox, M.D. and The Gentlemen who have laudably undertaken to investigate the cause of The Late Melancholy Events. In which The Truth is Set Forth & Falsehood Detected; Addressed to the Citizens of Bristol, and All who may have been prejudiced by the Perusal of the "Impartial History." 16pp, disbound, 16pp, small stain to title. Printed (for the Author) and sold by J.Rose, No 24, Broadmead. (1793) £70.00
- Rose (P), printer THE TRIALS OF THE PRISONERS CONCERNED IN THE LATE RIOTS, Before Chief Justice Tindal, and Justices Bosanquet and Tainton, Which commenced Monday, January 2, and ended Saturday, January 14, 1832, at the Guildhall, in the City of Bristol. 82pp. 1832.... Bound with.... THE TRIALS OF THE BRISTOL RIOTERS. The Special Commission. 12pp, lacks the title-page. Includes a 3pp List of the Prisoners for the Trial. 1831.... Bound with.... THE TRIALS OF THE PRISONERS CONCERNED IN THE LATE RIOTS. Tuesday, January 3, 1832, at the Guildhall. 151pp. 'Issued in 14 parts.... Nos 2-13 were issued during the progress of the Trials, and No 14 after the Execution of five of the Rioters.' See Hyett and Bazeley's Manual of Gloucestershire Literature. Jan. 3 - 27. 1832.... Bound with.... Kayes (Joseph) INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF JOSEPH KAYES, Who was Executed at the New Gaol, on Friday, January 27, 1832, For Rioting; with Remarks on the Riots, The Corporation, and Several Interesting Disclosures. By Himself, Written whilst in Prison. To which is Prefixed A Prefatory Admonition. 12pp. 1832.... Bound with.... THE COURTS - MARTIAL UPON LIEUT. - COL. BRERETON AND CAPT. WARRINGTON, For Imputed Neglect Of Duty During The Bristol Riots, On October 29, 30, & 31, 1831. 109pp. 'Issued in 10 parts.... ' see Hyett and Bazeley. 1832.... Bound with.... THE TRIAL OF CHARLES PINNEY, ESQ., (Late Mayor of Bristol,) in the Court of King's Bench, for Imputed Neglect of Duty During the Riots of 1831; Commencing Oct. 25, and Ending Nov. 1, 1832. 138pp. 1832. Five items bound in one 12mo volume, recent half calf, raised bands, marbled boards. All printed by P. Rose, Broadmead, Bristol: 1831 & 1832. £125.00
- Royal Albert Dock Avonmouth VISIT OF THEIR MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTIES KING EDWARD VII AND QUEEN ALEXANDRA. On the Occasion of the Opening of the Royal Edward Dock, Avonmouth, July 9th, 1908. Edward B. James, Lord Mayor. Illusts, 35pp, imp. 8vo, original decorative wraps, loosely contained within full calf folder, which is rubbed to edges, on the front cover in gilt is the coat of arms for the city of Bristol, and 'With the Compliments of The Lord Mayor of Bristol.' Inscribed on the front pastedown of this is :- 'With J.H. Reid's good wishes, secretary Royal Visits.' W.S. & A. Robinson, Bristol: 1908. £28.00
- Saint Pauls THE FORM OF CONSECRATING ST. PAUL'S CHURCH AND CHURCH - YARD, On Monday the 22nd of September, 1794, By The Right Rev. Henry Reginald Lord Bishop of Bristol. The Corporation attending as Patrons, James Morgan, Esq. Mayor, Charles Young and John Page Sheriffs, Rev. J.A. Small, Minister. 19pp, sm 4to, unbound as issued (?), partly spotty and with some light waterstaining. Bristol: Printed by Bulgin and Rosser, Broad Street, 1794. £45.00
- [Samborne (S)] THE POETIC GUIDE to Clifton, Bristol, and Neighbourhood; with Historical Notes, Legends, and Tales. By a Visitor of Clifton. 54pp, recent unlettered paper boards, half-title and last leaf slightly browned. C.T. Jefferies, Bristol: 1859. £35.00
* There appears to be doubt as to whether this work is by Samborne, see Mathews's Bristol Bibliography, page 301. Not in Hyett and Bazeley's Manual of Gloucestershire Literature. A few ink amendments and with a pencil note on the half-title:- 'Proof copy revised and corrected by the author.'
- [Samborne (S)] THE POETIC GUIDE to Clifton, Bristol, and Neighbourhood; with Historical Notes, Legends, and Tales. By a Visitor of Clifton. Illustrated with 1 double-page lithograph, and 10 steel vignette engravings, these have been pasted onto blanks, original embossed cloth, rubbed, lacks approx 1" from foot of spine, off-setting, foxing and some soiling to a few leaves, inner hinges cracked, 3 contemporary ownership inscriptions, and a small hole to front endpaper. C.T. Jefferies, Bristol: 1859. £55.00
* Very Scarce. There appears to be doubt as to whether this work is by Samborne, see Mathews's Bristol Bibliography, page 301. Not in Hyett and Bazeley's Manual of Gloucestershire Literature.
- Sampson (Walter Adam) THE LIFE OF THE REV. THOMAS WHITE D.D. With an Account of the Temple Hospital, Bristol and Sion College, London. With a frontis and one other plate, 88pp, 12mo, original cloth, spine slightly darkened, some spotting to endpapers, prelims and page edges. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith, Ltd., 1912. £12.00
- Sanigar (Wm. T) LEAVES FROM A BARTON HILL NOTEBOOK. Textual illusts, 58pp, original card covers, outer hinges lightly rubbed, couple of small spots, and name in biro to top board, inscription to front endpaper. Published for the University Settlement Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith, 1954. £20.00
- Scott (Eva) RUPERT PRINCE PALATINE. Frontis, pedigree, viii + 384pp, some spotting to the original cloth, couple of short spits to rear outer hinge, some spotting to front and rear. Second edition, Archibold Constable & Co., 1900. £12.00
* Includes sections on the siege of Bristol during the civil war.
- Shiercliff (E) THE BRISTOL AND HOTWELL GUIDE: Containing An Historical Account Of the ancient and present State of that opulent City; also of the Hotwell; The Nature, Properties, and Effects of its Medicinal Water. To which is added A Description of Clifton, Monuments of Antiquity, Principal Seats, Natural and other Curiosities in the adjacent Country. The Second Edition, corrected and enlarged to the present Time. Folding frontis, engraved plate of the 'Arabis Stricta', 146pp, original unlettered paper wraps, lacks approx half of spine, fore-edge margins of top wrap and first few leaves partly waterstained, lacks small corner from top of top wrap, front endpaper and frontis. Second Edition. Bristol: Bulgin and Rosser. 1793. £80.00
* Hyett and Bazeley. Bibliographers Manual of Gloucestershire Literature, volume 3, page 243, mentions the plate of the 'Arabis Stricta' in the third edition only.
- Shiercliff (E) THE BRISTOL AND HOTWELL GUIDE; or Useful Entertaining Pocket Companion For all Persons residing at, or resorting to Bristol, the Hotwell, or their Vicinities: Containing An Historical Account of the ancient and present State of that Opulent City.... also, Of the Hotwell from its first Discovery; The Nature, Properties and Effects of its Medicinal Water. To which is added A Description of Clifton and the adjacent Country.... &c. &c. With a folding view of the Hotwell as usual, extra illustrated with a folding map, and 3 folding engraved plates, 119pp, sm 8vo, early plain paper wraps, rear wrap almost loose, short tear to map neatly repaired to verso. First edition, Bristol: Printed by Bulgin and Rosser, 1789. £65.00
- Shiercliff (E) THE BRISTOL AND HOTWELL GUIDE; Containing an account of the ancient and present state of the Opulent City.... A concise Description of Villages and Seats in the Vicinity;.... &c. &c. Embellished with a Folding plan of the City, folding plate of Hotwell, and 3 other plates, including the 'Arabis Stricta', which is hand coloured, 161pp, sm 8vo, untrimmed in original rubbed paper boards, later amateur cloth spine, couple of short tears repaired to verso of map. Fourth Edition. Bristol: Printed by Mills, opposite the Drawbridge, c.1808. £60.00
- Skeeters (Martha C) COMMUNITY AND CLERGY Bristol and Reformation c.1530 - c.1570. 3 plans, x + 319pp, dustwrapper. Clarendon Press, Oxford: 1993. £22.00
- Sketchley. introduction by Bryan Little. SKETCHLEY'S BRISTOL DIRECTORY 1775. One plate, 11 + 126 + 2pp, dustwrapper. Originally published in 1775. Facsimile Reprint, Bath: Kingsmead, 1971. £18.00
- Small (A), Strange (G), and others BRISLINGTON Not so long ago. Illusts, 36pp, oblong 8vo, original pictorial card covers. Bristol: 1979. £10.00
- Smith (A.W) secretary to the Housing Committee CITY AND COUNTY OF BRISTOL. HOUSING 1919-1930. Folding map, numerous illusts, 84pp, oblong 8vo, original printed wraps, top wrap slightly creased. Bristol Housing Committee, 1930. £35.00
* With the bookplate of an ex-Lord Mayor of the city.
- Smith (rEV. G.C) BRISTOL FAIR BUT NO PREACHING. To Contain Remarks on Fairs in general. - A Correct View of Bristol Fair this Year. - A Minister from the Pithay Stopped by an Officer on Sunday Morning, Sept. 7. - Mr Smith Prevented Preaching in the Fair by the Churchwarden's.- An Interview with the Mayor and a Correspondence with the Churchwardens. Complete, issued in 6 parts, 96pp, 16mo, original paper boards, paper rubbed, slightly soiled, and chipped to edges. Printed and Published by T.D. Clark, 7, St. Michael's Hill, Bristol: 1823. £160.00
* Not in Hyett and Bazeley. Mathews's Bristol Bibliography mentions only 2 parts. Rev. George Smith started life in the navy, and later studied to become a Baptist minister in Devonport. He was a pastor of the Baptist chapel in Penzance from 1807-25, and 1848-63. Whilst there he preached not only in Penzance, but also at St. Just and Newlyn, and built six chapels in the Penzance area. He founded several societies and charities mainly for the benefit of sailors and their families in various ports in the West Country.
- Smith (Rev. Sydney) BALLOT. 48pp, disbound. Third Edition. London: Longman, Orme, Brown.... 1839. £50.00
* Not in Mathews's Bristol Bibliography, or Hyett and Bazeley's Manual of Gloucestershire Literature. Smith was Prebendary of Bristol and was well known as a local reformer.
- Smith (Richard) THE FRATRICIDE, or The Murderer's Gibbet; Being the Right Tragical Hystorie of Sir John D. Goodere, Bart., who was Murdered by his Brother, Captain Samuel Goodere, and his Assistants, On the 19th of January, 1741, On Board His Majesty's Ship The Ruby, Then Lying in Kingroad, Bristol. Illust in text, 5pp, 12mo, lacks wraps, first leaf dusty, ink correction in margin to first leaf. Bristol Mirror: 1842. £20.00
* This is a letter, dated 1st January, 1842, reprinted from the Bristol Mirror by Richard Smith a local surgeon. The illustration is of the irons in which one of the murders was hung and which was found by Smith.
- Smith (T.L), editor REMINISCENCES OF THE BRISTOL MECHANIC'S INSTITUTION. Lithographic facsimiles of 24 letters written in 1840 which accompanied gifts of books to the Institution's Library. With a forward by T.L. Smith, Secretary of the Institution, addressed to Philip Skinner Miles, President of the Bristol Athenaeum: "I endeavoured to serve the Institution by obtaining an increase of the Library from different eminent individuals most of whom willingly complied with my application to them for books and enhanced the value of their Gifts by the kindness and condescension of their letter." Donors included 'Sir Robert Peel, Grantley Berkeley, Sir Charles Wetherell, etc.' With list of subscribers calling for 33 copies only. At the rear are 3 pages which list the works presented, and 2 facsimiles of letters to The Bristol Mercury, one defending the Institution against attacks in a 'Tory Paper' and one from T.L. Smith announcing the gift of the books. Sm. 4to, 39 leaves, printed mostly on one side only, original cloth, few marks to covers, lacks spine, top board loose, internally clean and sound. Lithographic title-page with cherubs reading a slate. Bristol: Printed by T.L. Smith, Hon. Sec., to the Institution. Printed by Thomas Mathews, Broad Quay. (1856) £120.00
* The Mechanics Institution was opened in 1825 to promote education among the working classes. It was unpopular with Conservatives in the City and attacked by the Bristol Journal for attempting to raise the lower classes "above their proper sphere." Its library was taken over by the new Bristol Athenaeum in 1845. See Latimer's Annals 19th Century. Page 113.
- Somerton (W.H), editor of the Bristol Mercury A NARRATIVE OF THE BRISTOL RIOTS, on the 29th, 30th, and 31st of October, 1831, Consequent on the Arrival of the Recorder, Sir C. Wetherell, to Open the Commission of Assize; with full Particulars of the Burning of Bridwell-The Gaol-The Toll-Houses.... 40pp, Fourth Edition. Bristol: (1831).... Bound with.... OPENING OF THE COMMISSION. Monday, January 2, 1832, 28pp..... Bound with.... REPORT OF THE TRIALS. Second Day, January 3 - Twelfth Day, January 14, 1832, 124pp.... Bound with..... COURT MARTIAL ON CAPT. WARRINGTON. 22pp.... Bound with.... BRISTOL RIOTS. TRIAL OF CHARLES PINNEY, ESQ. Late Mayor of Bristol; for Neglect of Duty.... 64pp.... Bound with.... BRISTOL: AN ABSTRACT OF THE CITY CHARTER: Concerning the Institutions of Mayors, Recorders, Sheriffs, Town Clerks.... 22pp. Bristol: Printed and Sold by I.N. Pearce, Bath Street. 1832. Title-page loose, with short tears to inner margin, cellotape stain to inner margin of title, first leaf, and last leaf, occasional foxing, disbound. Fourth Edition, Bristol: Printed and Sold at the Mercury Office, 1832. £45.00
- St. Mary Redcliffe School IN CHANCERY. Attorney-General v. Brickdale. 6pp, original printed wraps, hole torn from top wrap, not affecting any text. London: Printed by Luke James Hansard, (1845) £15.00
* Sets out how the school should be organised after a site is procured.
- Stone (George Frederick) BRISTOL AS IT WAS AND AS IT IS. A record of 50 years progress. Reprinted with additions from the Bristol Evening News. Illustrated by S.J. Loxton, 231pp + xi + 24pp of adverts, folio, t.e.g. original cloth, dull and slightly rubbed to edges, news cuttings to rear endpapers. Bristol: Walter Reid, 1909. £60.00
- Sturge (Robert F) THE WEATHER AT CLIFTON. From 1901 to 1911. Completing a Record of 52 Years. 111pp, later slightly creased paper wraps, with hand-written title on top wrap, head and foot of spine slightly rubbed. Printed for Private Circulation. J.W. Arrowsmith, Bristol: 1912. £22.00
- Sturge (William) SOME RECOLLECTIONS OF A LONG LIFE. 72pp, slightly shaken, original cloth damp spotted, internally clean. For Private Circulation only. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith, 1895. £25.00
* Signed presentation inscription from the author.
- Summers (Marian) & Bowman (Sue) OF POOR LAW, PATIENTS AND PROFESSIONALS... A History of Bristol's Southmead Hospital. Illusts, plans, 100pp, 4to, original pictorial card covers. Privately published, Bristol: 1995. £20.00
- Symonds (John Addington) SOME ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE, WRITINGS, AND CHARACTER of the Late James Cowles Prichard. (Being the substance of a Memoir Read at the Meeting of the Bath and Bristol Branch of the Provincial Medical and Surgical Association, in March, 1849.) 54pp, recent cloth, indelible private ownership stamp to front pastedown. [Evans and Abbott, Printers, Bristol.] 1849. £40.00
* Prichard was born at Ross on Wye and resided for many years in Bristol. He was appointed physician to St. Peter's Hospital, Bristol, in 1811, and to the Bristol Infirmary in 1814.
- Talbot (William) THE REV. MR TALBOT'S NARRATIVE OF THE WHOLE OF HIS PROCEEDINGS RELATIVE TO JONATHAN BRITAIN. Disbound, 93pp, title dusty and with small portion torn from top margin. Bristol: Printed and sold by S. Farley, in Castle-Green.... (1772) £95.00
* 'Britain was hanged at St. Michael's Hill for forging a bill of exchange for the sum of œ10.' See Latimer's Annals for Bristol in the 18th Century, for a full account.
- Taylor (Beatrice L), and Mockridge (Henry D), editor BRISTOL CONFERENCE SOUVENIR The Authorised Official Guide for the National Union of Teachers Conference. Easter, 1902. Illusts, adverts, double-page map, xi + 268pp, 12mo, decorative cloth, spine darkened, short split to foot of back outer hinge. (1902) £18.00
* Includes chapters on architecture, archaeology, in Cheltenham and the local geology.
- Taylor (John) A BOOK ABOUT BRISTOL; Historical, Ecclesiastical, and Biographical, From Original Research. iv + 393 + (vi) pages of adverts, original cloth, lightly rubbed to edges, few small marks to covers. London: Houlston and Sons, 1872. £28.00
* The cheaper edition without the photographic plates.
- Taylor (John) GUIDE TO CLIFTON and Its Neigbourhood, (Excluding Bristol.) Illustrated with an engraved plates and 13 actual photographs pasted onto blanks, 123pp, early half calf, marbled boards, top board loose, lacks 1" from head of spine. J. Wright, Bristol: 1868 £65.00
* The number of photographs in copies of this work varies greatly. We have seen copies with 18 and 24 plates. Hyett & Bazeley's Manual of Gloucestershire Literature calls for 18 photographs, the B.L. copy on Copac has 34 photographs. The B.L. copy also has red line borders to each photograph, this copy does not. Not in Gernsheim's Incunabula of British Photographic Literature. Includes chapters on north Somerset, the South Wales Railway, Henbury, Westbury on Trym, Wells, Dundry, Chew Magna, etc.
- Taylor (John) SKETCH OF TEMPLE CHURCH, Bristol. Pamphlet, 8pp, original photograph pasted down to top leaf showing the church tower behind the buildings on Victoria Street. Bristol: c.1870. £16.00
- Thistlethwaite (James) THE CONSULTATION. A Mock Heroic, In Three Cantos. The Second Edition, with large Additions. 84pp, disbound, interleaved with blanks. Second edition. Bristol: Printed in the Year 1775. £155.00
* 'A virulent satire on municipal politics in which upwards of 100 Tory citizens were libelled.... The author, who was a native of Bristol, walked about "with the butt ends of two horse pistols peeping out of his coat pockets", probably as a protection against chastisement which he richly deserved from those whom he maligned. It is said he was a companion of Chatterton.' Hyett & Bazeley's Manual of Gloucestershire Literature, Vol 3, page 69.
- Thistlethwaite (James) THE CONSULTATION. A Mock Heroic, In Three Cantos. 48pp, disbound, interleaved with blanks, last leaf and title slightly dusty, title lacks small portion from lower corner and from fore-edge, bound in at the front is an engraved portrait of 'Mr Henry Burgum,'. First edition, Bristol: Printed in the Year 1774. £200.00
* RARE. 'A virulent satire on municipal politics in which upwards of 100 Tory citizens were libelled.... The author, who was a native of Bristol, walked about "with the butt ends of two horse pistols peeping out of his coat pockets", probably as a protection against chastisement which he richly deserved from those whom he maligned. It is said he was a companion of Chatterton.' Hyett & Bazeley's Manual of Gloucestershire Literature, Volume 3, page 69. Thistlethwaite printed a satirical letter at the front of this work to Burgum who was a pewterer and rose to some eminence in Bristol Society. He was famously derided by Thomas Chatterton for his pomposity.
- Thomas (Gertrude) ? WAIFS AND STRAYS FROM PITCH AND PAY. 16pp, 12mo, original card covers. Privately Printed, J.W. Arrowsmith, 1933. £8.00
* Poetry. Loosely inserted is a printed letter sheet addressed:- 'Pitch and Pay, Stoke Bishop, Bristol,' on which is written:- 'From Gertrude Thomas.'
- Thomas (John Prescott) BBC BRISTOL 50 YEARS. Coloured and black and white illusts, 40pp, original card covers, small mark on top wrap. BBC Bristol: 1984. £12.00
- Tindal (Rt. Hon. Sir Nicolas Conyngham) CHARGE DELIVERED TO THE GRAND JURY of the County of the City of Bristol, By the Right Hon. Sir Nicolas Conyngham Tindal, Knight, Lord Chief Justice of His Majesty's Court of Common Pleas at Westminster, On Monday, the 2d of January, 1832. Under the Special Commission Issued into that County. 16pp, disbound, slight waterstain to top corners. Printed at the Mirror Office by John Taylor, Bristol: 1832. £35.00
- Tombs (R.C) THE BRISTOL ROYAL MAIL, Post, Telegraph and Telephone. Numerous illusts, 295pp, original cloth, gilt, spine faded, outer hinges slightly rubbed. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith. c.1899. £22.00
- Tovey (Charles) A FREE LIBRARY FOR BRISTOL: With A History of the City Library, Its Founders and Benefactors. 26pp. 1855..... Bound with.... THE BRISTOL CITY LIBRARY: Its Founders and Benefactors; Its Present Position in Connection with the Library Society; and its Future Prospects; to which is added, Plans and Estimates for Converting the Building into a Free Library; with a Catalogue of the Books belonging to the Citizens. With an engraved half title, a frontis and 4 pages of plans. vii + 68 + 28pp. 1853. 2 items bound in 1, original printed paper boards, covers slightly dusty and with a few marks, small fragment missing from head of spine. London: Longman, Brown. Bristol: Evans and Arrowsmith, 1855 & 1853. £60.00
* The two volumes as well as being published separately were issued jointly in this form in 1855.
- Trestrail (F) REMINISCENCES OF COLLEGE LIFE IN BRISTOL During the Ministry of the Rev. Robert Hall, A.M. Frontis, 188pp + 31pp publishers catalogue, original decorative bevelled cloth, rubbed to edges, rear board partly damp stained, bookplate to front pastedown, inner hinges slightly weak. London: E. Marlborough, c.1879. £25.00
* 'Contains an account of the Baptist churches in Cornwall.' See Boase and Courtney's Bibliotheca Cornubiensis vol 3, page 1352.
- Walker (C.H) AN ADDRESS TO THE ELECTORS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, But in Particular to those of Bristol and Colchester, upon the Situation of the Country: Being an Illustration of the early Doctrines of the late Right Honorable William Pitt: With an Exhibition of the Political Principles and Conduct of Sir Samuel Romilly, Knt., Sir John Jervis, Bart. Edward Protheroe, Esq. Richard Hart Davis, Esq. And Mr Henry Hunt, the Candidates to represent Bristol, In Native Nakedness. Pages numbered 3-39pp, lacks title-page, disbound. J. Routh, Bristol: (1812) £16.00
- Walker (Charles Houlden) AN ADDRESS TO THE ELECTORS OF BRISTOL, Shewing the Ineligibility of Henry Bright, Esq. The Whig Candidate. To Represent them in the Ensuing Parliament. Also, an Epitome of the Acts of the Whigs when last in Office, with proposals for bringing forward An Independent Candidate. 16pp, early qtr calf, marbled boards and endpapers, some spotting and last leaf partly browned. Bound with some blanks to the rear onto one of which is pasted a newscutting concerning the Bright family. One member of the Bright family ended up in Australia and an archive of their early documents were deposited with the University of Melbourne in 1967. Bristol: Printed and Sold by Philip Rose, (1820) £55.00
* With the bookplate, and signature, of Alderman and Lord Mayor Walter Jenkins.
- Walker (David), editor THE CARTULARY OF ST. AUGUSTINE'S ABBEY, BRISTOL. Gloucestershire Record Series, Volume 10. xxxvi + 439pp, dustwrapper. Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society, 1998. £26.00
- Way (Lewis John Upton) AN ACCOUNT OF THE HEATH HOUSE ESTATE, STAPLETON, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Being a Paper read to the Bristol Members of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society, on Wednesday, February 14th, 1912. With 5 plates, 48pp, bound in at the front and rear are several blanks, onto which are tipped 7 letters to the author, a few newspaper cuttings, a photograph of Heath house, and a sale notice, printed on one side, for 'A FREEHOLD ESTATE, in the Parish of Stapleton.... ' folds, few short tears. The estate was sold in 6 lots, there are contemporary manuscript notes of the prices achieved and the names of the purchasers. Bristol: Printed by E. Farley, in Small-street, 1765. Loosely inserted are five transcribed and typed 17th century letters, on 5 sheets, the letters are numbered 2 - 5 so they presumably lack No 1. they are from John Ashburnham, of Chisweeke (Chiswick) to his son, Hugh Smythe at 'Court de Weeke nearr Bristoll' and are dated 1657-8. Tall 12mo, contemporary full reversed calf, slightly rubbed, marbled endpapers. No imprint, 1912. £110.00
- Wells (C), introduction NOTABLE BRISTOLIANS 1931-2. An Illustrated Who's Who of Professional and Business Men. vii + 216pp, roy 8vo, original full leather, later (?) marbled endpapers, a.e.g., lightly rubbed to spine and edges. I.C. Gibbons, Bristol: (1932) £30.00
- Wells (Charles), Chief Reporter "Bristol Times and Mirror." HISTORIC BRISTOL. Frontis and folding plan, 157pp, few small spots to partly faded original cloth, small snags to head and foot of spine, endpapers spotty. T.D. Taylor Sons, Bristol: 1902. £16.00
* With an initialled presentation inscription by the author.
- White (J.W) THE FLORA OF BRISTOL, being an Account of all the Flowering Plants Ferns and their Allies that have at any time been found in the district of the Bristol Coal-Fields. With introductory sketches of the Topography, Physical Features, Climate etc. Folding map, 3 plates, viii + 722p, original cloth. First edition, Bristol: John Wright, 1912. £45.00
* With a 2 page handwritten letter to Anthony Wallis, a fellow botanist, by White loosely inserted.
- White (J.W) THE FLORA OF BRISTOL, being an Account of all the Flowering Plants Ferns and their Allies that have at any time been found in the district of the Bristol Coal-Fields. With introductory sketches of the Topography, Physical Features, Climate etc. Coloured folding map, 3 plates, viii + 722p, short tear to rear of dustwrapper. Originally published Bristol: 1912. Reprinted, Chatford House Press, Bristol: 1972. £20.00
- Whitehead (William) AN HYMN TO THE NYMPH OF BRISTOL SPRING. With an engraving on the title-page and an engraved head piece and a tail piece to the text, 37 + 2pp (advert leaf), 4to, untrimmed in the original wraps, lacks lower wrap, top wrap ragged, some light waterstaining mainly affecting fore-edge margins, contained loosely within plain paper folder. First Edition. Printed by R. Dodsley.... London: 1751. £50.00
- Whitson (J) THE AGED CHRISTIAN'S FINAL FAREWELL TO THE WORLD AND ITS VANITIES. A PIOUS MEDITATION, Composed in the last Century.... By that Truly Benevolent Patriot, and Compassionate Friend to the Poor Citizens of Bristol, John Whitson, Esq;... To which is Prefixed Some Account of the Author, collected from authentic records by G.S. Catcott. 62pp, disbound, untrimmed. With the stamp of the 'Royal Clifton Spa Pump Rooms and Baths' to the title-page. Bristol: Printed by J. Rudhall and Co., in Small Street, 1789. £55.00
* This is the first edition to contain the memoir by Catcott.
- Whitson (John), Alderman of the City of Bristol A PIOUS MEDITATION, COMPOSED IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY, BY JOHN WHITSON, Alderman of the City of Bristol; To which is subjoined Some Account of the Author, by the Late George Symes Catcott, With Additional Memoirs Collected by the Present Editor, by the Rev. John Eden. Frontis and one other plate, 78pp, small folio, contemporary cloth, paper label on spine, outer hinges rubbed, lacks portion at foot of spine, partly unopened, private indelible ownership stamp to front pastedown. Bristol: John Mills, 1829. £30.00
- Wilkins (H.J) SOME CHAPTERS IN THE ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY OF WESTBURY ON TRYM. 1. Desecration of Bishop Carpenter's Tomb. 2. Decay of the College Buildings. 3. Dispersion of Church Lands. 3. Alienation of Tithes. 5. Sale of the Living. To which is appended A List of Abbots, Deans and Vicars since A.D. 715. Illusts., maps, 99pp, original wraps, lacks portions of spine, wraps slightly soiled, some foxing mainly to prelims, shaken. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith, 1909. £15.00 --- See sample text
- Wilkins (H.J) THE CHURCH REGISTER (A.D. 1559 - 1713) of the Ancient parish of WESTBURY-ON-TRYM. With Introduction by H.J. Wilkins. Frontis, xxx + 217pp, lacks wraps, first leaf slightly dusty. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith, 1912. £45.00
- Wilkins (H.J) THE LETTERS PATENT OF KING HENRY VIII GRANTING WESTBURY ON TRYM Collegiate Church and College, etc., together with all their Endowments to Sir Ralph Sadleir. Frontis, 42pp, original wraps, partly faded. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith. 1909. £18.00
- Wilkins (H.J) TRANSCRIPTIONS OF THE "POOR BOOK" OF THE TITHINGS OF WESTBURY ON TRYM, STOKE BISHOP AND SHIREHAMPTON from A.D. 1656-1698 with Introduction and Notes. Plate, xx + 284pp, contemporary full calf, raised bands, morocco label, covers partly faded, morocco endpapers and page edges. With a photograph of Wilkins pasted to the second blank. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith. 1910. £60.00
- Wilson (R.N) BRISTOL, CLIFTON AND DISTRICT VIEWS AND REVIEWS. Illusts, 57pp, small oblong folio, original qtr cloth, printed paper boards, rubbed to edges, short tear to one leaf, inner hinges partly cracked, slightly shaken, short tear to slightly dusty first leaf. Printed and Published by A.W. Ford Ltd., c 190- £20.00
- Winstone (Reece) BRISTOL IN THE 1850'S. Preface by Sir John Summerson. Over 120 Photographs. 72pp, roy 8vo, original pictorial laminated boards. First Edition, Bristol: 1968. £15.00
- Winstone (Reece) BRISTOL AS IT WAS 1866 - 1860. 120 Photographs, 88pp, roy 8vo, original pictorial laminated boards, institutional stamp to front pastedown. First Edition, Bristol: 1967. £12.00
- Winstone (Reece) BRISTOL IN THE 1880's Over 200 Photographs. 104pp, roy 8vo, original pictorial card covers, small institutional stamp to verso of front cover. First Edition, Bristol: 1962. £16.00
* Signed by Reece Winstone on the title page.
- Winstone (Reece) BRISTOL IN THE 1890's. Over 180 Photographs, 64pp, roy 8vo, original printed card covers, small institutional stamp to verso of front cover. First edition, Bristol: 1960. £16.00
* Signed by the author on the title-page.
- Winstone (Reece) BRISTOL AS IT WAS 1914 - 1900. Over 170 Photographs. 78 + (2)pp, roy 8vo, original printed card covers, slightly rubbed to outer hinges. First Edition, Bristol: 1957. £14.00
* Signed presentation inscription, to 'Don' his proof reader, on verso of title-page.
- Winstone (Reece) BRISTOL'S SUBURBS LONG AGO. Over 520 Photographs, 128pp, roy 8vo, original pictorial laminated boards. First Edition, Bristol: 1985. £22.00
* Signed by the author on the front endpaper.
- Winstone (Reece) BRISTOL TRAMS. Over 260 tram photographs published for the first time. 84pp, roy 8vo, original pictorial laminated boards. Signed by the author on the front endpaper. First Edition, Bristol: 1974. £15.00
- Winstone (Reece) BRISTOL IN THE 1920'S. Over 180 Photographs, 80pp, roy 8vo, original pictorial laminated boards, small institutional stamp to front pastedown. First Edition, Bristol: 1971. £20.00
* Signed by the author on the front endpaper.
- Winstone (Reece) BRISTOL AS IT WAS 1879 - 1874. With numerous local adverts, 150 Photographs, 96pp, roy 8vo, original pictorial laminated boards, spine faded, paper bubbled to top of top board. First Edition, Bristol: 1965. £20.00
* Signed by Reece Winstone on the front endpaper.
- Winstone (Reece) BRISTOL AS IT WAS 1939 - 1914. Over 100 Photographs. 80pp, roy 8vo, original pictorial card covers, pasted onto cloth boards. Loosely inserted is a photograph of Winstone signing one of his publications, a copy of his Newsletter No 52, and an Amendments (Corrections) sheet for this volume. First Edition, Bristol: 1957. £22.00
* Signed presentation inscription, to 'Don' (Don Parsons) his proof reader, to front endpaper.
- Winstone (Reece) BRISTOL AS IT WAS 1913 - 1921. Over 180 Photographs, 88pp, roy 8vo, original pictorial laminated boards. First Edition, Bristol: 1976. £18.00
* Signed by the author on the front endpaper.
- Wood (John), architect A DESCRIPTION OF THE EXCHANGE OF BRISTOL: Wherein the Ceremony of Laying the First Stone of that Structure; Together with That of Opening the Building for Publick Use, Is particularly Recited. With 2 double-page plans, and 6 engraved plates, 3 of which are double-page, 36pp, original cloth, dustwrapper. LIMITED TO 750 COPIES. First published in 1745. Kingsmead Reprint, Bath: 1969. £15.00
- Wright (J) and Co's MATHEWS' BRISTOL DIRECTORY, 1877. With Adjacent Villages. Lacks map (?), 446 + (1)pp, original cloth, lacks all before title-page, lower board loose, top outer hinge partly split. Bristol: J. Wright & Co. 1877. £60.00
- Wright (J) and Co's MATHEWS' BRISTOL DIRECTORY, 1878. With Adjacent Villages. Lacks map, 488pp, including adverts, one advert missing, original cloth, rubbed, spine glued down and inner hinges crudely strengthened. Bristol: J. Wright & Co. 1878. £70.00
- Wright (J) and Co's MATHEWS' BRISTOL DIRECTORY, 1879. With Adjacent Villages. 480pp, original cloth, neatly recased, retaining the original pastedowns and with a new rear endpaper. £75.00
- Wright (J) and Co's J. WRIGHT & CO.'S (MATHEWS') BRISTOL & CLIFTON DIRECTORY, 1885. With nearly a hundred adjacent villages. Folding map, xlviii + 470 + (2) + 79 pages of adverts, original cloth, rubbed to edges, inner hinges weak, couple of tears to map, one crudely repaired to verso, some foxing to prelims. Bristol: J. Wright & Co. 1885. £88.00
- Wright (J) and Co's J. WRIGHT & CO'S (MATHEW'S) BRISTOL & CLIFTON DIRECTORY, 1890. With upwards of a hundred and fifty adjacent villages. lx + 559 + (i) + 67 pages of adverts, original cloth, rubbed to edges, tear to head of spine, inner hinges crudely strengthened, lacks 28 preliminary pages, which includes adverts, title, and list of Corporation and public officers, small ownership label to front pastedown. J. Wright & Co., Bristol: 1890. £65.00
- Wright (J) and Co's BRISTOL AND CLIFTON DIRECTORY, 1899. With upwards of a hundred and fifty adjacent villages. Lacks map as usual, xxxii + 725 + (i) + 75 pages of adverts, original cloth, neatly recased with the original spine laid down and new endpapers. Bristol: J. Wright, 1899. £90.00
- Wright (J) and Co's J. Wright & CO.'S (MATHEWS') BRISTOL DIRECTORY, 1901. With One Hundred and Fifty-Five Adjacent Villages. Frontis, lacks map, xxxiv + 769 + 71 pages of adverts, original cloth, rubbed, few short splits to outer hinges. John Wright & Co., Bristol: 1901. £65.00
- Wright (J) and Co's WRIGHT'S BRISTOL DIRECTORY 1914. Including Westbury-on-Trym, Shirehampton, Horfield, and Part of Henbury. Lacks map as usual, lx + 1000 + 29 pages of adverts, original cloth, later unlettered spine, retaining original endpapers, couple of small tears to title-page, otherwise a good copy. London: Published by Kelly's Directories, 1914. £60.00
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BRISTOL :- Selection of manuscripts, maps, ephemera etc. for sale from Lesley Aitchison.
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