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- Adams (William) ADAMS'S CHRONICLE OF BRISTOL. Frontis, title printed in red and black, 292pp, 4to, untrimmed in the original cloth, lightly rubbed to edges, few small marks to the boards. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith, 1910. £45.00
* This is the first printing of the chronicle, the manuscript for which was finished in 1639, and was used by Seyer to compile his History.
- Appleby (John B), Butcher (Edward W.A), Gailey (T.H.W), and others. THE PEOPLE'S CARRIAGE 1874 - 1974. The History of the Bristol Tramways Co. Ltd. Bristol Tramways & Carriage Co. Ltd. Bristol Omnibus Co. Ltd. Plates, maps, coloured frontis, 92pp. 4to, original pictorial laminated boards. Bristol Omnibus Co. Ltd., 1974. £12.00
- Arrowsmith (J.W) ARROWSMITH'S DICTIONARY OF BRISTOL. Illusts, viii + 448pp, without the separately issued plan as usual, later qtr cloth, paper boards. Second edition. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith Ltd., 1906. £18.00
- Arrowsmith Ltd, printers OFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE CITY OF BRISTOL. Illusts, adverts, folding map, xxxv + 119pp, roy 8vo, original printed wraps, top wrap slightly dusty. 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. £5.00 --- See sample text
* This is the Silver Jubilee number.
- Arrowsmith, printers ARROWSMITH 1854 - 1954. Illusts, 36pp, original cloth, partly faded, covers partly soiled, few marks to boards. J.W. Arrowsmith, Bristol: 1955. £10.00
- Arrowsmith, printer COBBLERS' TALE. With 20 plates, 100pp, sm 8vo, some marks to original wraps. J.W. Arrowsmith Ltd., Bristol: Revised (and enlarged) Edition 1963. £12.00
* The story of G.B. Britton & Sons Ltd.
- Arthur (William) THE SUCCESSFUL MERCHANT: Sketches of the Life of Mr Samuel Budgett, late of Kingswood Hill. Engraved portrait frontis, engraved and printed title-pages, viii + 392pp, recent half calf, raised bands, leather label, with early, slightly rubbed, marbled boards, and endpapers, small waterstain to top margin of frontis. Presentation inscription to Mr Stockton, one of Budgetts employees, on front endpaper by one of the trustees to Budgett's estate. First edition, London: Hamilton, Adams and Co., 1852. £30.00
- 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, original leather on thin boards, titled on top cover, marbled endpapers, covers slightly rubbed to edges, top board slightly warped, title-page slightly browned, with original(?) owners name to top margin. Spottiswoode and Co., London: 1900. £75.00
* Not in Mathews's Bristol Bibliography. Not on Copac. A failed but interesting project that was seen as an extension of Avonmouth docks.
- Beddow (Neil), Collard (Roy), and others HENGROVE'S HIDDEN HISTORY Historical sketches from Hengrove, Bristol. Illusts, map, 64pp, original pictorial card covers. ACTA Community Theatre, c.2002. £12.00
- 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. £30.00
* 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.
- 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. £15.00
* Not found in Mathews. Bristol Bibliography
- Bettey (J.H), edited by STUDIES ON THE HISTORY OF WHITCHURCH. With 2 illusts, 66pp, stapled in the original printed card covers, lacks unlettered cloth spine. University of Bristol Department of Extra-Mural Studies, 1976. £10.00
- Briercliffe (Harold) and Brockway (Eric) THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF DOUGLAS MOTORCYCLES. Numerous illusts, 112pp, 4to, dustwrapper. Haynes Publishing Group, 1991. £18.00
* The first Douglas motorcycle was first manufactured in Kingswood in 1907.
- 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. £8.00
- 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. £125.00
- 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. £4.00
- Bristol Corporation Acts of Parliament BRISTOL CORPORATION ACTS 1895, 1897, 1904, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1922, 1926, 1930 & 1938. 10 Acts of Parliament. 600 pages approx, each Act separately paginated, folio, original cloth, lacks spine, rubbed to edges, rear cover loose, top cover held by strings, a few inner joints slightly pulled. The Acts cover:- extensions to the City boundaries, works on the port and docks, the cattle market, roads and tramroads, burial grounds, etc. 1895-1938 £70.00
- Bristol Development Board DIRECTORY OF BRISTOL INDUSTRIES 1937. 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. £14.00
- 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. £10.00
- 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
* On the Petition the Committee were asked to consider:- (i) Bribery by the Members and their agents. (ii) The employment of bludgeon-man. (iii) The removal of cannon in the Exchange.
- 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. £150.00
- 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) £100.00
* 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 Police BRISTOL POLICE CENTENARY 1836-1936. Thursday 25th June 1936. Plates, 36pp, recent cloth, with several blanks bound in at the rear. Lodge and Son, Printers, Bristol: 1936. £15.00
- Bristol Printing and Publishing Company THE BRISTOL AND CLIFTON (INCLUDING THE SURROUNDING DISTRICTS) OFFICIAL YEAR BOOK 1914. Folding map, 438pp, recent paper boards, with the wraps laid down, poor quality paper which is browned to the edges. Bristol Printing and Publishing Co. Ltd., The Dutch House, Wine Street, Bristol: (1914) £30.00
* Includes lists of Justices, Physicians and Surgeons, Councillors, Solicitors, Societies, etc.
Bristol Record Society.
A selection of volumes currently in stock.
- Bristol Refuge Society THE FIRST REPORT OF THE BRISTOL REFUGE SOCIETY, FOR THE RESTORATION OF FEMALES Who have unhappily fallen from Virtue, Ending 6 Month 30, 1815; With a List of the Donors and Subscribers. 31pp, stitched as issued in the original printed paper wraps, ex-lib. with an indelible stamp to verso of title, small mark to wraps, spine split for approx. 1" at head. Reprint? Bristol: Printed by Philip Rose, Broadmead, 1815. £30.00
* The paper of this item suggests it is a reprint. Not in Mathews's Bristol Bibliography, or Hyett and Bazeley's Manual of Gloucestershire Literature.
- Britton (J) AN HISTORICAL AND ARCHITECTURAL ESSAY RELATING TO REDCLIFFE CHURCH, Bristol: Illustrated with Plans, Views, and Architectural Details: Including An Account of the Monuments, and Anecdotes of Eminent Persons Interred within its Walls: Also an Essay on The Life and Character of Thomas Chatterton. With 12 engraved plates and plans, xxii + 40pp, imp. 4to, early qtr cloth, paper boards, slightly rubbed, original printed label on top board, usual occasional spotting mainly to margins of plates. This is the largest paper copy. First edition, London: Printed for Longman, Hurst.... 1813. £65.00
- Brook (Alastair), City Planning Department OLD MARKET BRISTOL Main Study. With 17 plans 7 of which are folding, and 19 actual 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.
- Brown (James) THE RISE, PROGRESS AND MILITARY IMPROVEMENTS OF THE BRISTOL VOLUNTEERS; With an Alphabetical List of the Officers and Privates. 12mo, original paper boards, light spotting to the paper label on top board. Originally published in Bristol in 1798, Reprinted by 'Bristol Times and Mirror' 1916. £35.00
- 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. £10.00
- Bush (Henry) BRISTOL TOWN DUTIES. A Collection of Original & Interesting Documents, intended to Explain and Elucidate the above Important Subject. 134pp, original paper boards, slightly rubbed, spine chipped to edges, private indelible stamp to front pastedown, occasional foxing. Bristol: J.M. Gutch, 1828. £35.00
* Chapters include:- 'Origin of the Town Dues', and 'Murage, Keyage and Pavage'.
- Canadian and American Journalists. VISIT OF CANADIAN AND AMERICAN JOURNALISTS TO BRISTOL, September, 1910. Detailed Programme and General Information. Illusts, adverts, 240pp, 12mo, original full leather, rubbed to edges and spine, top outer hinge partly split, front inner hinge cracked, though sound. James W. Arrosmith, Bristol: 1910. £18.00
- Charlton (J) and Milton (D.M) REDLAND 791 to 1800. With 8 plates, map end papers, 78pp, 12mo, original cloth lightly rubbed, spine slightly darkened, few small spots to cloth. J.W. Arrowsmith, Bristol: 1951. £6.00
- 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 plans and a folding map, frontis, 2 plates, one of which is folding, and with textual engravings, 396pp, later qtr cloth, marbled boards, lightly rubbed. Seventh Edition With Additions and Corrections. Bristol: J. Chilcott, (1846) £42.00
- Chilcott (J), publisher CHILCOTT'S NEW GUIDE TO BRISTOL CLIFTON AND THE HOTWELLS; With a 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
- Christie (O.F) CLIFTON SCHOOL DAYS (1879-1885) Illusts, xiii + 144pp, original qtr. cloth, paper boards, some occasional foxing. First edition, Shaylor, London: 1930. £8.00
- 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. £12.00
* Includes a list of the donors and their donations.
- Clifton Antiquarian Club PROCEEDINGS OF THE CLIFTON ANTIQUARIAN CLUB Volume 4 part 2. 1898. Illusts., pages numbered 89-126, lacks top wrap, and spine. Exeter & Bristol: 1898. £22.00
* Includes articles on Clapton-in-Gordano Church; Walton-in-Gordano; Earthworks on Banwell Hill; Effigies in Mangotsfield, etc.
- Clifton College BRAIDLEA RECORD. Eight editions from January, 1920 - January, 1927 Each edition with c.12pp, early half calf, cloth boards, titled on top board, ownership name to front endpaper. Loosely inserted are 4 postcards showing Braidlea House, it's dining room and garden.. 1920 - 1927. £20.00
* Clifton College started at Braidlea House in 1903. The 'Record' contains mainly sporting results, with names of competitors.
- Cornwell (John) THE BRISTOL COALFIELD. Illusts, plans, diagrams, 140 + 2pp, dustwrapper. Landmark Publishing, Ashbourne: 2003. £15.00
- Lesser Columbus, [Cowen (Laurence)] GREATER BRISTOL Illusts, 300pp, + xvpp of adverts, roy 8vo, original cloth, few minor marks to cloth, poor quality paper slightly browned at edges as usual. First edition, The Pelham Press, London: 1893. £20.00 --- See sample text
* Almost half the work is devoted to local industries, and biographies of local dignatories. The other half concerns is a potted history and guide to the city.
- 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
- 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 £6.00
* Includes chapters on:- Thomas Goldney; Humphrey Repton's Royal Fort; Kilvert and Bristol; Jane Austen and Bristol, etc.
- Crossley Evans (M.J) and Sulston (Andrew) A HISTORY OF WILLS HALL, University of Bristol. Illusts, xxv + 112pp, original pictorial laminated boards. Signed presentation inscription by Crossley Evans to front endpaper. Second edition, Lemon Press, Redditch: 2017. £15.00
- [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, in the original printed wraps, lacks spine, top wrap almost loose. Bristol: Printed by J.M. Gutch. 1823. £40.00
- Dickinson (Sue V) A HISTORY OF THE IMPERIAL TOBACCO COMPANY of Great Britain and Ireland), Limited in the United States of America. 1902-1962. Illusts, map endpapers, 134pp, errata slip tipped in, original cloth, contained within a cloth slipcase, few small marks to slightly rubbed slipcase, bookplate and stamp to verso of front endpaper. Imperial Tobacco Company, Bristol and Richmond, printed in U.S.A. (1965) £17.00
- Downend Local History Society MANGOTSFIELD PICTURE PAST. A collection of old photographs of Mangotsfield, Staple Hill and Downend. Numerous illusts, 98pp, oblong 8vo, original pictorial card covers. Downend Local History Society, 1985. £6.00
- [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.
- 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, later paper boards, paper label on spine, few spots 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 folding 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
- 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. £115.00
- Fox (Francis F) SOME ACCOUNT OF THE ANCIENT FRATERNITY OF MERCHANT TAYLORS OF BRISTOL. With Transcripts of Ordinances and other Documents. With three plates, 147pp, 4to, contemporary full bevelled vellum, raised bands, leather label, gilt lines, marbled endpapers, with a hand coloured coat of arms and a wax seal painted onto 2 blanks. Fifty Copies Printed for Private Circulation. Printed for Private Circulation by J. Wright, Bristol: 1880. £115.00
* A printed label on the rear pastedown states:- 'From the Library of J.O. Halliwell-Phillips.... which was bequeathed to his Nephew and executor Ernest E. Baker... '
- 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. £35.00
* 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. £20.00
- Georges Brewery ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS OF BREWING 1788 - 1938. Souvenir Book. Illusts, folding plan, map endpapers, 99pp, original decorative cloth gilt, contained in its original slipcase, slipcase partly faded, bookplate and private stamp to verso of front endpaper, couple of neat notes in ink to 2 illusts. Bristol: Bristol Brewery and Georges & Co. Ltd., 1938. £22.00
- Gomme (Andor), Jenner (Michael) and Little (Bryan) BRISTOL An Architectural History. Numerous illusts, 452pp, 4to, dustwrapper. Lund Humphries, London: 1979. £50.00
* 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. £10.00
* 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. Vignette title-page, 120pp, 12mo, original cloth, recased preserving original endpapers, and with new (amateur ?) spine, rubbed, top outer hinge partly split, a.e.g. London: R. Yorke Clarke & Co., 1849. £20.00
* With the bookplate of Charles Wells.
- Harris (Arthur) ARGYLE MORLEY UNITED REFORMED CHURCH 100 Not Out. With 2 illusts, 218pp, 4to, original pictorial card covers. Bristol: 1995. £20.00
* The church in Whitefield Road, St. George, was started by a Mr J. Mumford Bailey when he gave the stable of his own house in Argyle Road to be used for a Bible class for the local miners.
- Harrison (Godfrey) BRISTOL CREAM. Plates, 162pp, original cloth, dustwrapper has a few short nicks to head of spine. First edition, Batsford, London: 1955. £12.00
* A history of Bristol's connection with the wine trade and of John Harvey and Sons, one of the most succesful wine merchants in the city.
- Hill (John C.G) SHIPSHAPE AND BRISTOL FASHION. Illusts, some of which are coloured, 110pp, dustwrapper slightly ragged to head and foot of spine, bookplate to front pastedown. Signed by the author on the title-page. First edition, Journal of Commerce and Shipping Telegraph, Liverpool: c.195- £12.00
* The history of shipping and shipbuilding in Bristol.
- Hodges (Henry H), publisher BRISTOL MAGAZINE AND WESTERN LITERARY JOURNAL. Volume 1 of 2. 208pp, folio, original qtr cloth, paper boards, rubbed to edges, lacks spine, original label on top board. Published every Saturday, for the Proprietor by Henry H. Hodges, January 2nd to June 26th, 1841. £105.00
* A weekly magazine, containing 8 pages for each issue, with each six monthly period continuously paginated. There was only one other volume issued which finished on December, 25th, 1841. They contain 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. £9.00
- [Hulme (Rev. T. Ferrier)] HISTORICAL TABLETS. JOHN WESLEY'S CHAPEL IN BROADMEAD BRISTOL. Called by him The New Room in the Horsefair. With 2 plates, 91pp, original wraps, occasional light foxing, spine slightly chipped to head and foot. Epworth Press, London: 1930. £14.00
- Inspector's Report CITY OF BRISTOL. CHARITIES UNDER THE MANAGEMENT OF THE MUNICIPAL TRUSTEES. Inspector's Report (Copy.) iv + 159pp, folding tables, original printed wraps, spine chipped, outer hinges partly rubbed, page edges spotty. Bristol: T.H. Mills, 1871. £15.00
* 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.
- Ison (Walter) THE GEORGIAN BUILDINGS OF BRISTOL. Plates, and line drawings, 248pp, original cloth, with faded dustwrapper, which has a few short tears to edges, repaired to verso, also small portions chipped from edges, name to front endpaper. First edition. Faber and Faber, London: 1952. £9.00
- Ison (Walter) THE GEORGIAN BUILDINGS OF BRISTOL. Illusts., 248pp, dustwrapper. Reprinted, Kingsmead Press, Bath: 1978. £24.00
- Jackson (Edward) STUDY IN DEMOCRACY, an Account of the Rise and Progress of Industrial Co-operation in Bristol. Illusts, xiii + 606pp, original embossed cloth, spine slightly faded, inner hinges weak. Co-operative Society's Printing Works, Manchester: 1911. £8.00
- 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. £22.00
* Gives numerous names of potters, and in some cases names of members of the family and apprentices.
- [Jessop (William)] EXPLANATION OF THE PLAN FOR IMPROVING THE HARBOUR OF BRISTOL, Submitted to the Public by the Corporation and Society of Merchants, of the City in the month of December 1802. Also Scheme & Proposals for raising the sum necessary for carrying the plan into effect. Large engraved folding plan, 10pp, folio, some soiling to title-page, and page edges, page edges professionally strengthened, recent qtr cloth, paper boards, with label on top board. Bristol, Printed by J. Rudhall, 1802. £150.00
* The engineer was almost certainly William Jessop and the surveyor was probably William White. The plan names Wm. White as the delineator. Jessop and White had worked on an earlier proposal for the Avon and Frome. This is the first issue, the second being in the same year. See Hyett & Bazeley's Bibliographer's Manual of Gloucestershire Literature, volume 3.
- 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, cloth lightly rubbed with a few spots, spotting to prelims. Bristol: Thomas and Henry James Mills, 1840. £10.00
- Jones (Rev. Arthur Emlyn) OUR PARISH: MANGOTSFIELD, INCLUDING DOWNEND. A Brief Account of its Origin and History. Illusts, 308pp including a 2 page list of subscribers, original cloth. Originally published c.1899. Reprinted Kingsmead Press, Bath: 1978. £12.00
* Reprinted with an Index.
- Jubilee Convalescent Home VISIT OF HER MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY THE QUEEN TO BRISTOL On the Opening of the Jubilee Convalescent Home on Wednesday, November 15th, 1899. Herbert Ashman, Lord Mayor. Illusts, 25pp, original decorative card covers, spine slightly rubbed, small area rubbed to top cover affecting 2 letters of 'Mayor'. Printed by E.S. & A. Robinson, Bristol: 1899. £25.00
- 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'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. £34.00
- 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
- Latimer (John) ANNALS OF BRISTOL In the Sixteenth Century. xii + 131pp, original cloth, spine slightly faded, and rubbed to head and foot. First edition, Bristol: William George's Sons. 1908. £10.00
- Latimer (John) ANNALS OF BRISTOL In the Nineteenth Century. [vi] + 552pp, original cloth, partly faded, lightly rubbed to edges. First edition, W & F. Morgan, Clare Street, Bristol: 1887. £20.00
- 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'. First edition, W. & F. Morgan, Bristol: 1887. £27.00
- Latimer (John) ANNALS OF BRISTOL In the Nineteenth Century (concluded) 1887-1900. 108pp, some damp marks to the original cloth. First edition, Bristol: William George's Sons. 1902. £22.00
- Latimer (John) ANNALS OF BRISTOL In the Nineteenth Century. [vi] + 552pp, original cloth, spine chipped to head and foot and almost loose, rear inner hinge pulled. First edition, Bristol: W & F. Morgan, Clare Street. 1887. £20.00
- Latimer (John) CALENDAR OF THE CHARTERS AND OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF BRISTOL. 198pp, roy 8vo, original cloth, uncut and partly unopened, spine partly faded. Printed under the Authority of the Corporation of Bristol by W.C. Hemmons, 1909. £8.00
- Latimer (John) THE HISTORY OF THE SOCIETY OF MERCHANT VENTURERS OF THE CITY OF BRISTOL. With some Account of the Anterior Guilds. Frontis, viii + 345pp, roy 8vo, full calf gilt, t.e.g., slightly rubbed to edges, leather label on spine, marbled endpapers. First edition, J.W. Arrowsmith, Bristol: 1903. £60.00
- Lawrence (Elsie) GROWING UP IN TOTTERDOWN 1922-1936. 30pp, original pictorial card covers. Redcliffe Press, Bristol: 1979. £12.00
- 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) £20.00
- 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- £40.00
* 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) £35.00
* This is an attack on the Tory M.P. Bathurst and the Dock Scheme.
- Leech and Taylor, Printers MR H. COSSHAM v. "TIMES AND MIRROR." Action for Alleged Libel. High Court of Justice at Westminster, Common Pleas Division. (Before Mr Justice Denman and a Special Jury.) Tried November 3, 4, 5, 6, 1875. 160pp, recent cloth, corners of boards rubbed, early inscription across title-page. Leech and Taylor, Printers, Bristol: 1875. £46.00
* Cossham alleged that the Bristol Times and Mirror had published various articles relative to his conduct as Chairman at Shackleford, Ford and Co., imputing that he had been guilty of fraud.
- 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. £20.00
- Little (Bryan) THE FIRST HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS. Illusts, 33pp, roy 8vo, original cloth partly faded, bookplate to front pastedown. London: Newman Neame, 1963. £20.00
* The story of Capper Pass, metal smelters.
- 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
- 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. £40.00
- Mackworth (Digby) A PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF THE LATE EVENTS IN BRISTOL, Chiefly within my own Knowledge. 16pp, recent qtr cloth, paper boards, titled on top board, with the original wrappers bound in, signed by Daniel Fripp on top wrap, wraps slightly spotty. (1831) £65.00
* No imprint, signed 'Digby Mackworth and Aide-de-Camp. Horse Guard's, Nov. 8th, 1831' on last leaf. One copy listed on Copac.
- 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. £34.00
* 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, 84pp, lacks errata slip, early half calf, marbled boards, rubbed to edges, top board loose, lacks approx. «" from head of spine, occasional foxing, some off-setting, with the ownership stamp of Charles H. Cave, of the banking family, to front endpaper. First Edition. Printed for Norton & Son, Bristol: (1802) £70.00
- 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. £12.00
- 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. £60.00
- 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. £90.00
- 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. £90.00
- 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. £95.00
- 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. £90.00
- 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. £75.00
- 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. £95.00
* 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. £75.00
- 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. £70.00
- 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. £65.00
- 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, remnants of paper with handwritten title on spine, private ownership stamp to front endpaper, 'Bristol Commercial Rooms', hand written to top margin of title-page. Bristol: Printed and Published by William S. Mathews, 1864. £65.00
- 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. £65.00
- 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. £160.00
* '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.
- Mathews (Joseph) THE BRISTOL GUIDE; Being a complete Ancient & Modern History of the City of Bristol, The Hotwells and Clifton.... Fourth Edition, Revised and Considerably Enlarged by Bristoliensis. Folding plan, 236pp, plan loosely inserted, early qtr calf, marbled boards, spine slightly rubbed, small portion missing from head of spine. Fourth edition, Bristol: Printed, Published and Sold by J. Mathews. 1815 £85.00
* The plan was sold separately, as may be the case of this one, with the price engraved in the cartouche 'Price for 1s.'
- Matthews (W) THE NEW HISTORY, SURVEY AND DESCRIPTION OF THE CITY AND SUBURBS OF BRISTOL, OR COMPLETE GUIDE, 1794.... With.... Matthews'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.... Portrait frontis, folding plan, 112 + 105pp, original cloth-backed boards, slightly rubbed to head and foot of spine, 2 ownership names to front endpapers. Facsimile Reprint. Bristol: (1898) £18.00
- McGrath (Patrick) THE MERCHANT VENTURERS OF BRISTOL. A History of the City of Bristol from its Origin to the Present Day. Plates, xviii + 613pp, dustwrapper. The Society of Merchant Venturers of the City of Bristol, 1975. £25.00
- McGrath (Patrick), editor MERCHANTS AND MERCHANDISE IN SEVENTEENTH - CENTURY BRISTOL. xl + 315pp, original cloth-backed boards, slightly soiled, occasional light foxing. Volume 19. Bristol Record Society. 1955. £28.00
- Meller (H.E) LEISURE AND THE CHANGING CITY, 1870 - 1914. Plates, line drawings, 307pp, dustwrapper. Routledge & Kegan Paul, London: 1976. £10.00
* 'Focusing on a single city - Bristol - Helen Meller studies the new relationships brought about by mass urbanisation, between city and citizen, environment and society.'
- 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. £20.00
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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. £15.00
- Moore (John S), editor CLIFTON AND WESTBURY PROBATE INVENTORIES 1609 - 1761. 247pp, 4to, stapled original printed card covers. Avon Local History Association, 1981. £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. £70.00
* These two items were originally issued separately.
- 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) £34.00
- Nicholls (J.F) and Taylor (John) BRISTOL PAST AND PRESENT. Volume 2 - Ecclesiastical History. Numerous wood-cut illustrations, volume 2 of 3 only, viii + 308pp, 4to, original cloth. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith. 1881. £16.00
- 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. £140.00
- Poll Book 1812 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, Which commenced at the Guildhall, on Tuesday October 6, 1812 and finished Friday, the 16th; Before Abraham & Geo. Hillhouse, Esqrs. Sheriffs. At which Election the Candidates were, Sir Samuel Romilly, Richard Hart Davis, Esq., Edward Protheroe, Esq. Henry Hunt Esq. lxiv + 136pp, early paper boards, rubbed, crude cloth spine, lacks front endpaper, ownership stamp to front pastedown. Bristol: Printed by J. Mills, 1818. £125.00
- Poll Book 1830 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; Which commenced Friday, July 30, and terminated Thursday, August 5, 1830, before Hugh Danson & John E. Lunell, Esqrs. Sheriffs. At which election the candidates were Richard Hart Davis, Esq. Edward Protheroe, Jun. Esq. James Evan Baillie, Esq. James Acland, Esq. To which are prefixed the genuine authorized addresses of the various Candidates, without note or comment. xxiv + 181 + (3)pp, later paper boards, slightly rubbed to edges, title chipped on spine, paper label on top board, outer hinges partly split, though sound. Bristol: Philip Rose, 1830. £110.00
- 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. £80.00
* With the engraved armorial bookplate of Willam Baldock, and the bookplate of Henly Evans.
- Poole (Steve), editor A CITY BUILT UPON THE WATER. Maritime Bristol 1750-1900. Illusts, some in colour, 224pp, original pictorial card covers. University of the West of England and Redcliffe Ltd., 2013. £10.00
- Port of Bristol Authority THE PORT OF BRISTOL Official Handbook of the Port of Bristol Authority 1950. Illusts, plans, adverts, 124pp, roy. 8vo, original wraps, spine slightly faded. Printed and Published for The Port of Bristol Authority by F.G. Warne, Bristol: 1951. £12.00
- Port of Bristol Authority THE PORT OF BRISTOL Official Handbook of the Port of Bristol Authority 1955. Illusts, double-page maps, adverts, 128pp, roy. 8vo, original wraps, covers slightly rubbed. Printed and Published for The Port of Bristol Authority by F.G. Warne, Bristol: 1955. £12.00
- Port of Bristol Authority THE PORT OF BRISTOL Official Handbook of the Port of Bristol Authority 1956. Illusts, double-page map, adverts, 128pp, roy. 8vo, original wraps, covers slightly rubbed. Printed and Published for The Port of Bristol Authority by F.G. Warne, Bristol: 1956. £12.00
- Potter (W.R) A VICTORIAN BOY LOOKS BACK AT BRISTOL. 80pp, 12mo, slightly soiled dustwrapper. Arthur H. Stockwell, Ilfracombe: 1960. £10.00
* 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.
- Prout (J.S) PICTURESQUE ANTIQUITIES OF BRISTOL. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by J.S. Prout. With a lithographed title, and engraved dedication and 29 engraved views on India Proof plates, slight spotting mainly to margins of plates as usual. Folio, recent marbled boards, morocco label on spine. Bristol; Pub. by George Davey, 1 Broad St. Printed by C. Hullmandel. c185-. £160.00
- 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, full early calf, raised bands, leather label, covers lightly rubbed, marbled page edges and endpapers, some spotting to prelims. Bristol: W. Mack. 1861. £28.00
- 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. £35.00
- 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. £35.00
- 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, 230 + Contents leaf, sm 8vo, contemporary half calf, cloth sides, spine gilt tooled, leather label, covers slightly rubbed. London: Houlston and Stoneman, Bristol: J. Lavars, 1850. £30.00
- Rapier Players Ltd, compiled and edited by THIS IS THE STORY OF THE LITTLE THEATRE BRISTOL Which Celebrates its 25th Birthday on 17th December, 1948. Illusts, 64pp, original printed card covers. Includes appendices of Plays and actors. St Stephen's Press, Bristol: (1948) £25.00
- Ricart (Robert), edited by Lucy Toulmin Smith. THE MAIRE OF BRISTOWE IS KALENDAR, By Robert Ricart, Town Clerk of Bristol 18 Edward IV. Mounted Woodbury type frontis, a plate, 129pp, sm 4to, original cloth, Printed for the Camden Society, Westminster: 1872. £36.00
- Richardson (David), editor BRISTOL, AFRICA AND THE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY SLAVE TRADE TO AMERICA. The Years of Expansion 1698-1729 + The Years of Ascendancy 1730-1745 + The Years of Decline 1746-1769 + The Final Years 1770-1807. 4 volumes, complete set. xxix + 203pp and xxv + 157pp and xxiv + 249pp and xxxvii + 279pp, 4 volumes all in the original cloth. Volumes 38, 39, 42 and 47. Bristol Record Society. 1986-1996. £75.00
- Rooth (Tim) and Hallawell (Alexander), editors BRISTOL 1809 A FATAL DUEL. The fugitive's story. Illusts, some in colour, 144pp, original pictorial card covers. Redcliffe Press, Bristol: 2013. £15.00
- 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) £120.00
* The riots were the consequence of extending the time for raising tolls on the bridge. The Bristol authorities called in the Herefordshire Militia and their incompetent actions led to the death of 11 people, with many more injured.
- Rose (John) AN IMPARTIAL HISTORY OF THE LATE DISTURBANCES IN BRISTOL: interspersed with Occasional Remarks. To which are added A LIST OF THE KILLED, with the Verdicts returned by the Coroners' Inquests: and A List of the Wounded; with Their Ages, Descriptions of their Wounds, &c. 16pp, recent wraps with label on top wrap. Printed and sold by the Editor, No 21, Broadmead, Bristol: 1793. £180.00
* The riots were the consequence of extending the time for raising tolls on the bridge. The Bristol authorities called in the Herefordshire Militia and their incompetent actions led to the death of 11 people, and with many more injured.
- 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
- Sabin (Arthur), transcriber and editor THE REGISTERS OF THE CHURCH OF ST. AUGUSTINE THE LESS BRISTOL 1577 - 1700. together with an Abstract of the earliest surviving Churchwardens' Book 1669 - 1739. xxv + 317pp, original cloth. Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society. 1956. £16.00
- [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. £20.00
* 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.'
- Samuel (Judith) JEWS IN BRISTOL. The History of the Jewish Community in Bristol from the Middle Ages to the Present Day. Plates, map endpapers, 242pp, dustwrapper. Redcliffe Press, Bristol: 1997. £15.00
- 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, 119pp, sm 8vo, some corners curled, early plain paper wraps, lacks spine, occasional spotting mainly to outer margins, early name in ink to top margin of title-page. First edition, Bristol: Printed by Bulgin and Rosser, 1789. £35.00
- 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
- 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. £6.00
- Smith (G. Munro) A HISTORY OF THE BRISTOL ROYAL INFIRMARY. Numerous Illustrations, 507pp, original cloth, few spots to page edges otherwise sound. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith Ltd., 1917. £52.00 --- See sample text
- Smith (Rev. Sydney) BALLOT. 48pp, disbound. Third Edition. London: Longman, Orme, Brown.... 1839. £35.00
* 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 (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 (G.F) FEATURES OF BRISTOL LIFE IN A REMARKABLE YEAR. 61pp, later cloth, original top wrap pasted to top board, ownership stamp to front pastedown. Bristol: Walter Reid & Son Ltd., 1915. £15.00
* Titled 'Bristol Chronology 1915. The City in War.' on the top wrap.
- Stone (George F) and Wells (Charles) BRISTOL AND THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919. Illusts, xv + 399pp, including 5 page list of subscribers, original cloth, top corners of boards bruised, bookplate to front pastedown. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith Ltd., Quay Street. 1920. £60.00 --- See sample text
- 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, light damp marks to fore-edges of boards, small portions torn from head and foot of spine, 3 page letter on Western Daily Press headed notepaper presenting this copy to a 'Mr Moore' pasted to front pastedown, a later bookplate to front endpaper. Walter Reid, Bristol: 1909. £40.00
- 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
- 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) £75.00
* '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 (John) A BOOK ABOUT BRISTOL; Historical, Ecclesiastical, and Biographical, From Original Research. Illustrated with 24 actual photographs pasted onto blanks, 393pp, a.e.g. original full calf, spine gilt tooled. leather label on spine. London: Houlston and Sons, Bristol: Thomas Kerslake, 1872. £110.00
* A nice copy. The photographic views include street scenes showing horses and carts, and people, some of whom are posing.
- Taylor (John) GUIDE TO CLIFTON and Its Neigbourhood, (Excluding Bristol.) Illustrated with an engraved plate 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.
- 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. £100.00
* '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. £150.00
* '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, 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.
- 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. £25.00
- Tonkin (Marguerite) HENBURY DYNASTIES. Illusts, pedigrees, 158pp,original pictorial card covers. Redcliffe Press Ltd., Bristol: 2005. £11.00
- 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. £50.00
* 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. £20.00
* 'Contains an account of the Baptist churches in Cornwall.' See Boase and Courtney's Bibliotheca Cornubiensis vol 3, page 1352.
- Tyson (William) THE BRISTOL MEMORIALIST. With 2 folding plans, 319 + (1) + 2 page index, + 13 pages of publisher's adverts, untrimmed in the original printed boards, partly faded, few small marks, slightly rubbed to edges, recased with later spine and endpapers, frontispiece plan slightly browned, some off-setting, bookplates to front pastedown, and front endpaper. Bristol: Printed For and Published by William Tyson. 1823. £80.00
* The frontispiece is a reduced facsimile of Millerd's 1671 plan of Bristol. The second plan is a 'Sketch of the Outworks of Bristol in 1644'. Includes articles on the Bristol stage, Bristol authors, Bristol High Cross, and Bristol Military history.
- Vear (Leonard G.W) SOUTH OF THE AVON Glimpses of Old Bedminster Life. Illusts, maps, 167 + (8) page index, original pictorial card covers, slightly rubbed, top cover creased. First edition, Privately Published, G.W. Vear, Wotton-under-Edge: 1978. £22.00
* A detailed account, covering:- early history, notable families, Malago and mills, living conditions, hospitals, work houses, industry, prisons, language and dialect, etc.
- 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.
- Warne (F.G.) and Bristol development Board THE BOMBING OF BRISTOL Pictures of Streets and Buildings Damaged in the Raids of 1940-1941. Illusts, 48pp, original decorative paper covers, few small tears to rear wrap. First edition, Bristol: F.G. Warne, 1943. £22.00
- 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. 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. £40.00
- 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. £45.00
* This is the first edition to contain the memoir by Catcott.
- 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, recent cloth, bound without wraps, occasional spotting, bookplate to front pastedown. Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith, 1909. £18.00 --- See sample text
- 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- £15.00
- Winstone (John) BRISTOL AS IT WAS 1976-80. Photographs from the Reece Winstone Archive. Foreword by David Dawson. 312 plates, some of which are coloured, 10 + (104)pp, original pictorial laminated boards. Signed by the author on the title-page. Reece Winstone Archive & Publishing, Churchill. 1995. £22.00
- Winstone (John) REECE WINSTONE Rambles from the Darkroom. With 100 plates, 31pp, original pictorial card covers. Reece Winstone Archive and Publishing, Bristol: 1994. £16.00
* A short biography by his son.
- Winstone (Reece) BRISTOL IN THE 1850'S. Preface by Sir John Summerson. Over 120 Photographs. 72pp, roy 8vo, original pictorial laminated boards, loosely inserted are fliers for other Winstone publications. First Edition, Reece Winstone, Bristol: 1968. £16.00
- Winstone (Reece) BRISTOL AS IT WAS 1879-1874. 150 Photographs, 64pp, roy 8vo, original pictorial laminated boards, few spots to title-page. Second Edition, Reece Winstone, Bristol: 1968. £12.00
- Winstone (Reece) BRISTOL IN THE 1890's. Over 180 Photographs, 64pp, roy 8vo, original cloth with the pictorial card covers pasted down, 'Amendments' sheet loosely inserted. First edition, Reece Winstone, Bristol: 1960. £5.00
- Winstone (Reece) BRISTOL SUBURBS IN THE 1920'S AND 1930'S. Over 220 Photographs, 76pp, roy 8vo, original pictorial laminated boards. First Edition, Reece Winstone, Bristol: 1977. £15.00
- Winstone (Reece) BRISTOL IN THE 1920'S. Over 180 Photographs, 80pp, roy 8vo, original pictorial laminated boards. Second Edition, Reece Winstone, Bristol: 1977. £14.00
- Winstone (Reece) BRISTOL AS IT WAS 1934-1936. 240 Photographs. 68pp, roy 8vo, original pictorial laminated boards. First Edition, Reece Winstone, Bristol: 1986. £8.00
- Winstone (Reece) BRISTOL'S SUBURBS LONG AGO. Over 520 Photographs, 128pp, roy 8vo, original pictorial laminated boards. Signed by the author on the title-page. First Edition, Reece Winstone, Bristol: 1985. £18.00
- Winstone (Reece) BRISTOL TRAMS. Over 260 tram photographs published for the first time. 84pp, roy 8vo, original pictorial laminated boards. Owners name and signature of Winstone on the front endpaper. First Edition, Reece Winstone, Bristol: 1974. £12.00
- Winstone (Reece) BRISTOL FASHION. Preface by John Betjeman. Over 250 Photographs by the Author, adverts, 80pp, roy 8vo, original pictorial laminated boards. First edition, Reece Winstone, Bristol: 1968. £22.00
- 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, Reece Winstone, Bristol: 1965. £18.00
* With a small subscriber's sheet loosely inserted signed by Reece Winstone.
- Winstone (Reece) BRISTOL AS IT WAS 1874-1866. Over 120 Photographs, numerous local adverts, 88pp, roy 8vo, original pictorial laminated boards, tipped onto the front endpaper is a small sheet numbered and signed by Reece Winstone to a named subscriber. First Edition, Reece Winstone, Bristol: 1966. £15.00
- Winstone (Reece) BRISTOL BLITZED. Over 200 Photographs. 72pp, roy 8vo, original pictorial laminated boards. Second Edition, Reece Winstone, Bristol: 1976. £18.00
- Winstone (Reece) BRISTOL PAST AND PRESENT. A pictorial record of the ancient City of Bristol. Numerous illusts, (51)pp, small folio, original pictorial card covers, crease to lower corner of top wrap. Oxford Illustrated Press Ltd and Reece Winstone. 1976. £12.00
- Wood (J.M), edited by WHITCHURCH Village Memories. With 9 illusts, 42pp, printed on rectos only, original printed card covers, lacks cloth spine. Whitchurch Local History Society, 1980. £10.00
* 'The period covered is that from the early part of the (20th) century, through the first World War, the 20's and 30's and then, once again to the way in which war-time conditions affected the village.'
- [Wreford (Dr J.K.R) CURIOSITIES OF BRISTOL and Its Neighbourhood: With a Guide, for the Use of Strangers. Issues 1 - 11, all published, viii + 9-80pp, paginated continuously, 4to, contemporary cloth, recased with the original spine laid down, slight signs where labels removed from front endpapers. M. Mathews, Bristol Directory Office. Bristol: September, 1853 - July, 1854. £80.00
* Eleven parts were published with a total of over 80pp, between September 1853 and July 1854. Includes articles on Charles the Second, at Abbot's Leigh; Bristol Riots of 1831; Pen-Park Hole, and Stanton Drew. With the bookplates of Charles Wells and T. Thornton Wills and the signature of E.R. Norris Mathews, the city librarian, and a private ownership stamp to the front endpapers. The Preface is initialled J.K.R.W. Hyett and Bazeley's Manual of Gloucestershire Literature. Vol 3, page 254, suggests that the author was Wreford.
- Wright (David) MEMORIALS OF STOKE BISHOP; its Church & First Vicar. (David Wright, M.A.). Illusts, viii + 126pp, original off-white spine, and green boards, few mark to slightly soiled boards, slightly shaken, lacks tissue guard to frontis. First edition. Bristol: John Wright & Co., 1897. £25.00
- 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. £40.00
- 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 BRISTOL AND CLIFTON DIRECTORY, 1883. With nearly a hundred adjacent villages. Frontis, lacks map, xlviii + 420 + 70pp, original cloth, private stamp to front endpaper. Bristol: J. Wright & Co. 1883. £76.00
- Wright (J) and Co's BRISTOL AND CLIFTON DIRECTORY, 1896. With upwards of a hundred and fifty adjacent villages. xxiv + 683 + (i) + 79 pages of adverts, original cloth, slightly rubbed, loose in case, couple of prelims loose and slightly ragged. Bristol: J. Wright, 1896. £50.00
- 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. £65.00
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