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CORNWALL :- Selection of manuscripts, maps, ephemera, etc. for sale from Lesley Aitchison.







  1. A Freeman REMARKS ON A PAMPHLET, entitled "A SPEECH made at the County-Meeting, at Bodmin, on the 15th of May; 1809" in A LETTER, To a Noble Lord. To which is prefixed AN ADDRESS To the Freeholders of Cornwall. xi + 5-36pp, 12mo, unbound, stitched, foxed. Falmouth: Printed and Published by Heard and Penaluna, 1809. £24.00
    * A repost to the conservative speech made by Francis Basset (Baron de Dunstanville) against political reform.






  2. Allen (John) HISTORY OF THE BOROUGH OF LISKEARD AND ITS VICINITY. Edited and Revised by Councillor William H. Paynter, M.S.A. Liskeard Borough Archivist. With 9 plates, 160pp, couple of short tears to, slightly dusty dustwrapper, ownership inscription to front endpaper. Wordens, Marazion: (1967) £24.00





  3. Allen (John) HISTORY OF THE BOROUGH OF LISKEARD AND ITS VICINITY. With a map and 17 engraved and lithographed plates, several with 2 views, xviii + (ii) + 564pp, cr 8vo, original cloth, cloth damp spotted, internally clean, later endpapers, front inner hinge cracked, last index leaf lacks lower portion, this has been replaced with a blank, crudely taped to the upper half, on which has been written the missing text. London: William and Frederick G. Cash. Liskeard: J. Philp, 1856. £160.00





  4. Andrew (Jane) RECORDED MERCIES: Being the Autobiography of Jane Andrew, living at St. Ive, Liskeard, Cornwall: also reminiscences of her valued friend The Late Mrs Daniel Smart, of Cranbrook. Compiled by her younger daughter, as an affectionate tribute to her mother's memory. 51pp, sm 8vo, original cloth, lightly rubbed to spine, lacks front endpaper. London: E. Wilmshurst, (1889) £25.00





  5. Axford (E.C) BODMIN MOOR. Plates, diagrams, maps, 188pp, dustwrapper. Newton Abbot: David and Charles, 1975. £12.00





  6. Baker (Denys Val) BRITAIN'S ART COLONY BY THE SEA. Illusts, 96pp, roy 8vo, some spots to dustwrapper. First Edition, George Ronald, London: 1959. £25.00
    * Mentions amongst others Barbara Hepworth, Bernard Leach, Sven Berlin and Nicholson and is mainly concerned with St. Ives.






  7. Bannister (Rev. John) GLOSSARY OF CORNISH NAMES, Ancient & Modern, Local, Family, Personal &c. 20,000 Celtic & other names now or formerly in use in Cornwall.... xx + 212pp. Includes 2pp list of Subscribers, original cloth, cloth to head of spine chipped, few small spots to covers, 3 ownership names to front endpaper. Edinburgh: Williams and Norgate, Truro: Netherton, Dedication leaf dated. 1871. £85.00





  8. Bannister (Rev. John) GLOSSARY OF CORNISH NAMES, Ancient & Modern, Local, Family, Personal &c. 20,000 Celtic & other names now or formerly in use in Cornwall.... xx + 212pp. Includes 2pp list of Subscribers, original cloth, inner hinges neatly strengthened. Edinburgh: Williams and Norgate, Truro: Netherton, Dedication leaf dated. 1871. £95.00





  9. Barham (L. Fisher) CORNWALL'S ELECTRIC TRAMCARS The History of the Camborne and Redruth Systems. Illusts, 84pp, 4to, slightly rubbed dustwrapper. Glasney Press, Penryn: (1972) £15.00





  10. Barton (D.B) ESSAYS IN CORNISH MINING HISTORY. Illusts, 2 volumes, 198 + (2)pp and 176pp, few short tears to slightly rubbed dustwrappers. First editions, D. Bradford Barton Ltd., Truro: 1968 and 1971. £18.00





  11. Barton (D.B) ESSAYS IN CORNISH MINING HISTORY. Volume 1. Illusts, 198pp, spine of dustwrapper slightly faded. Truro: Bradford Barton, 1968. £18.00
    * Includes chapters on water-engines in Cornish mining, Australian copper mining, New Trumpet and Lovell United, etc.






  12. Barton (R.M) AN INTRODUCTION TO THE GEOLOGY OF CORNWALL. With plates and folding maps, 168pp, dustwrapper. First edition, D. Bradford Barton, Truro: 1964. £16.00





  13. Barton (R.M), editor LIFE IN CORNWALL At the End of the Nineteenth Century. Being extracts from the West Briton Newspaper in the Years from 1876 to 1899. 174pp, dustwrapper. Truro: D. Bradford Barton Ltd., 1974. £26.00





  14. Barton (R.M), editor LIFE IN CORNWALL In the Mid Nineteenth Century. Being extracts from the West Briton Newspaper in the Two Decades from 1835 to 1854. With 8 illustrations, 244pp, dustwrapper covered with a loose protective plastic cover. First Edition, Truro: D. Bradford Barton Ltd., 1971. £26.00





  15. Barton (R.M), editor LIFE IN CORNWALL In the Late Nineteenth Century. Being extracts from the West Briton Newspaper in the Two Decades from 1855 to 1875. Illustrations, 280pp, dustwrapper. Truro: D. Bradford Barton, Ltd., 1972. £26.00





  16. Besley (H), printer THE HANDBOOK OF WESTERN CORNWALL. Penzance, Falmouth, And Neighbourhoods. St. Michael's Mount, The Land's End, The Logan Stone. St. Ives. The Lizard, Helston, Camborne, Redruth, &c. With a folding map, and 7 tinted lithographs, 153pp + 24pp of adverts., 12mo original cloth, dull and with a few marks, outer hinges rubbed, later endpapers. Exeter: Printed and Published by /Henry Besley, c.187- £40.00





  17. Bishop (George) A PARISH ALBUM OF CALLINGTON Numerous illusts, 2 plans, including one folding panorama, 203pp, small folio, original card covers. Colombian Press, Plymouth: 1988. £32.00





  18. Bizley (A.C) THE SLATE FIGURES OF CORNWALL. Illustrated by the author. viii + 184pp, spine of dustwrapper slightly darkened. Worden Printers, Marazion and Penzance: (1965) £25.00
    * Signed by the author on the front endpaper.






  19. Bizley (Maurice H) FRIENDLY RETREAT. The Story of a Parish. Illusts, 194pp, few marks and spots to the original cloth, partly faded, name to front endpaper. First edition. Netherton and Worth. Truro: Preface dated 1955. £22.00 --- See sample text
    * Concerns the Parish of St. Agnes.






  20. Blight (J.T) A WEEK AT THE LAND'S END. Full page and textual illusts., folding map, xi + 233pp, early binders cloth, slightly rubbed to edges, occasional spotting to text. First edition, London: Longman Green, Longman and Roberts, 1861. £35.00 --- See sample text





  21. Blight (J.T) A WEEK AT THE LAND'S END. With 11 full page plates, vignette title-page, textual illusts, tinted folding map, viii + 203pp, original cloth, lightly rubbed to edges, small amount of pencil underscoring in the text. Second edition, Truro: Lake and Lake, London: Simpkin, Marshall, 1876. £26.00





  22. Blight (J.T) A WEEK AT THE LAND'S END. With 11 full page plates, vignette title-page, textual illusts, tinted folding map, viii + 203pp, original cloth. Truro: Lake and Lake, London: Simpkin, Marshall, 1893. £40.00
    * This edition not on Copac.






  23. Blight (J.T) ANCIENT CROSSES AND OTHER ANTIQUITIES IN THE EAST OF CORNWALL. Wood engraved illusts by Blight. vi + 134 (mostly printed on rectos) + 2pp list of subscribers, roy 8vo., original cloth, a.e.g., later spine, and endpapers. London: Simpkin Marshall, and Penzance F.T. Vibert, 1858. £50.00





  24. Blight (J.T) ANCIENT CROSSES AND OTHER ANTIQUITIES IN THE WEST OF CORNWALL, Drawn and Engraved by J.T. Blight. 68 pages printed on rectos only, + 2 page list of subscribers, roy 8vo, original cloth, a.e.g., cloth chipped to head and foot of spine, couple of short splits to outer hinges, First edition, Penzance: F.T. Vibert, 1856. £70.00





  25. Boase (Charles William), (George Clement) and (Frederic) AN ACCOUNT OF THE FAMILIES OF BOASE OR BOWES, Originally residing at Paul and Madron in Cornwall; and of Other Families Connected with them by Marriage, &c. Large folding pedigree, x + 34pp, printed in double columns, 4to, original cloth, slightly rubbed to edges, class number on spine. SEVENTY-FIVE COPIES ONLY. First Edition, Privately Printed by William Pollard, 1876. £190.00





  26. Boase (G.C) and Courtney (W.P) BIBLIOTHECA CORNUBIENSIS. A catalogue of the writings, both manuscript & printed, of Cornishmen & of Works Relating to the County of Cornwall, with Biographical Memoranda & Copious Literary References. 3 volumes, xii + 1-417 and viii + 418-917 and ix + 918-1512pp, original cloth, slightly rubbed to corners, recased retaining original endpapers and with the old spines laid down, some foxing mainly to prelims, short tear to one front endpaper. London: Longmans, Green, Reader and Dyer. 1874, 1878 and 1882. £600.00 --- See sample text
    * The major bibliography of Cornish books, with details of not only books written on Cornwall, or by Cornish writers, but also information on the writers themselves.






  27. Boase (G.C) and Courtney (W.P) BIBLIOTHECA CORNUBIENSIS. A catalogue of the writings, both manuscript and printed, of Cornishmen and of Works Relating to the County of Cornwall, with Biographical Memoranda & Copious Literary References. Volumes 1 and 2 only, lacking volume 3, xii + 1-417 and viii + 418-917pp, folio, original cloth, neatly recased with the original spines laid down, retaining the original endpapers. London: Longmans, Green, Reader and Dyer, 1874, & 1878. £220.00
    * The major bibliography of Cornish books. It contains not only details of books written on Cornwall, or by Cornish writers, but in some cases much information on the writers themselves. Volume 1 covers A - O; volume 2 covers P - Z. Volume 3, the Supplement, not present here, contains mainly an Addenda and Index.






  28. Boase (George Clement) COLLECTANEA CORNUBIENSIA: A Collection of Biographical & Topographical Notes relating to the County of Cornwall. xi + 952pp, 4to, original cloth, neatly recased, original spine laid down, with new endpapers. LIMITED EDITION OF 130 COPIES. Printed and Published by Netherton and Worth, Truro: For the Author. 1890. £750.00
    * An extensive work with a large number of biographical notes of prominent people in the county.






  29. Boase (George Clement) COLLECTANEA CORNUBIENSIA: A Collection of Biographical & Topographical Notes relating to the County of Cornwall. xi + 952pp, 4to, original cloth boards, later calf spine, spine very rubbed, new endpapers, front inner hinge weak. Limited Edition of 130 copies. Printed and Published by Netherton and Worth, Truro: For the Author. 1890. £600.00
    * An extensive work with a large number of biographical notes of prominent people in the county.






  30. Bodmin REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF BODMIN. Title + pages numbered 442-450, complete, extracted from a larger work, folio, disbound, pages loose. House of Commons, London: 1835. £15.00
    * Sections of the Report cover:- History; Courts; Corporate Body; Police; Revenue, etc.






  31. [Borlase (W.C)] THE DESCENT, NAME AND ARMS OF BORLASE OF BORLASE in the County of Cornwall. Frontis and 13 plates, 8 of which are in colour, large folding pedigree at rear, vii + 205 + 1 page (subscribers list), it includes a 9 page inex of 'Persons' and a 5 page index of 'Places', 8vo, original buckram lightly rubbed, front inner hinge weak, small repair to verso of pedigree. London: George Bell & Sons and Exeter: William Pollard & Co., 1888. £110.00
    * According to Thomson's Catalogue of British Family Histories, '200 copies were printed of which 50 were incomplete.'






  32. Borlase (William Copeland) HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE TIN TRADE IN CORNWALL, From the Earliest Period to the Present Day. A Lecture Delivered at the Institute, St. Just-in-Penwith, March 9th, 1874. With Additional Matter and Notes. Illusts, 71pp, recent cloth with original wraps bound in, traces of cellotape stains to margins of a couple of leaves, few small marks to the original wraps. W. Brendon and Son, Plymouth: 1874. £140.00





  33. Borlase (William) OBSERVATIONS ON THE ANCIENT AND PRESENT STATE OF THE ISLANDS OF SCILLY, And their Importance to the Trade of Great Britain. In a Letter to the Reverend Charles Lyttleton, L.L.D. Dean of Exeter, F.R.S. With a folding map, 3 folding engraved plates, and 1 engraving in the text, 140pp, 4to, early calf boards, later calf spine, raised bands, gilt tooled, original morocco label on spine, boards very slightly rubbed to edges, sky and water neatly hand-coloured to 2 plates, occasional spotting a few marks mainly to margins. First edition. Oxford: Printed by W. Jackson, 1756. £500.00
    * 'the work elicited from Dr. Johnson, in the 'Literary Review,' the comment that "this is one of the most pleasing and elegant pieces of local inquiry our country has ever produced." ' D.N.B.






  34. Borlase (William) THE NATURAL HISTORY OF CORNWALL, 1758. Facsimile Reprint. With an introduction by Dr F.A. Turk. Biographical Essay by P.A.S. Pool. Appendix of additions from MS annotations by the author for a proposed second edition. Folding map, 28 plates, xix + 326pp + 64pp, folio, dustwrapper, in the original cloth slipcase, small portion of paper surface of slipcase torn. LIMITED TO 350 COPIES. Originally published in 1758. Reprinted. E. & W. Books (Publishing) Ltd. 1970. £180.00





  35. Borlase (William) THE NATURAL HISTORY OF CORNWALL. The Air, Climate, Waters, Rivers, Lakes, Sea and Tides; Of the Stones, Semimetals, Metals, Tin, and the Manner of Mining; The Constitution of the Stannaries; Iron, Copper, Silver, Lead, and Gold, found in Cornwall. Vegetables, Rare Birds, Fishes, Shells, Reptiles, and Quadrupeds: Of the Inhabitants, Their Manners, Customs, Plays or Interludes, Exercises, and Festivals; the Cornish Language, Trade, Tenures, and Arts. Map of the County, 28 copper plate engravings, xix + 326pp + leaf of Errata and Directions to Binder, folio, recent half calf, raised bands, marbled boards, map partly lightly stained, and with small portions missing from margins, couple of crude repairs to verso of map. First edition, Printed for the Author, by W. Jackson. Oxford: 1758. £1100.00





  36. Boscawen's Charity, Tregony SCHEME FOR THE MANAGEMENT AND REGULATION OF THE CHARITY, CALLED HUGH BOSCAWEN'S CHARITY, AT TREGONY, in the County of Cornwall, and the Application of the Income Thereof, Directed by the High Court of Chancery, By Order Dated 11th November, 1859. 12pp, original cloth, partly faded, original paper label on top vover. Printed by C. Roworth and Sons, London: 1859. £30.00





  37. Mrs Bray TRELAWNEY OF TRELAWNE A Legend Of Cornwall. 3 volumes, 363 and 370 and 374 + (4)pp, early half roan, lightly rubbed to edges, marbled boards, spine slightly faded, bound without half titles, verso of title-page to volume 1 slightly soiled, otherwise sound. Second Edition, London: Longmans, Orme, Brown.... 1841. £100.00
    * The first edition was in 1837. This edition not found on Copac. Mrs Bray was born in Surrey and christened Ann Eliza Kempe. Her first marriage was to Thomas Stothard, the artist, and after his death, in 1821, she married the Rev. Edward Bray, the vicar of Tavistock. It was whilst in Tavistock that she first started to write novels.






  38. Breton (Rev. H. Hugh) LAND'S END AND THE LIZARD. Illusts, adverts, [xii] + 94 + [vi]pp, original printed wraps, titled in ink on spine. Plymouth: Hoyten and Cole. (1912) £16.00





  39. Brett R.L., editor BARCLAY FOX'S JOURNAL. With 7 plates, a map, 426pp, dustwrapper. Bell & Hyman, London: 1979. £15.00





  40. Brooks (Tony) and Watton (John) KING EDWARD MINE An Illustrated Account of Underground and Surface Operations 1897-2001. Illusts, 131pp, original pictorial card covers. Cornish Hillside Publications, St. Austell: 2002. £18.00





  41. Buckley (Allen) THE STORY OF MINING IN CORNWALL. A World of Payable Ground. Coloured and black and white illusts, 240pp, 4to, original cloth, dustwrapper. Cornwall Editions, Fowey: 2005. £50.00





  42. Buckley (J.A) A HISTORY OF SOUTH CROFTY MINE. Illusts, 224pp, original cloth, dustwrapper. First edition, Dylansow Truran, Redruth: c.1982. £18.00





  43. Buckley (J.A) A HISTORY OF SOUTH CROFTY MINE. Illusts, 224pp, original cloth, dustwrapper. Dyllansow Truran, Redruth: 1997. £18.00





  44. Buckley (J.A) TUDOR TIN BOUNDS Maps, illusts, 80pp, original pictorial card covers. Dyllansow Truran, Redruth: 1987 £18.00





  45. Buller (Rev John) STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF THE PARISH OF ST. JUST IN PENWITH, in the County of Cornwall. With some notice of its Ecclesiastical & Druidical Antiquities. With a folding map, 12 plates, printed and engraved title-pages, viii + 118 + 1 page addenda, recent cloth, leather label on spine. First edition, Penzance: R.D. Rodda, 1842. £125.00
    * 'A portion of this impression was burnt by the Author's sister.' Boase and Courtney's Bibliotheca Cornubiensis Vol 1, page 52.






  46. Burt (Roger), editor CORNISH MINING Essays on the Organisation of Cornish Mines and the Cornish Mining Economy. 210pp, dustwrapper. Newton Abbot: David and Charles, 1969. £25.00
    * With a signed presentation inscription from the author on the front endpaper.






  47. Byles (C.E) THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF R.S. HAWKER (Sometime Vicar of Morwenstow) by his Son-in-Law, C.E. Byles, with two sketches by the Earl of Carlisle. Lithos by J. Ley Pethybridge & Reproductions from Portraits, Photographs etc. xxviii + 689pp, original embossed cloth, lightly rubbed to edges, lettering feint on spine. Second edition, John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1906. £35.00





  48. Camelford Elections REPORT FROM THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON THE CAMELFORD ELECTION: together with The Special Report From the Said Committee; and also the Minutes of Evidence taken before them. 3 volumes, (complete), 187pp + 62pp + 21pp, folio, recent cloth, untrimmed with the original printed wraps bound in, one top wrap has neat repair to tear. Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 16 June, and 5 July, 1819. £95.00





  49. Camp (Mark) and Harper (Barbara Birchwood) THE BOOK OF LOOE. Tourism, Trawlers and Trade. Illusts, 160pp, 4to, dustwrapper. Halsgrove, Wellington: 2007. £24.00
    * Signed by Barbara Harper on the front endpaper.






  50. Carew (Richard), of Antonie, Esq. THE SURVEY OF CORNWALL, and An Epistle concerning the Excellencies of the English Tongue. With the Life of the Author by H*** C***** Esq; [pseud., i.e. Pierre Des Maiseaux]. xxv + 318 leaves, numbered on rectos only from 1-159 + (viii) + 13 page Epistle, small 4to, recent half calf, marbled boards, contrasting leather labels, small amount of light spotting. A New Edition. Printed for B. Law, in Ave-Mary-Lane; and J. Hewett, at Penzance: 1769. £200.00
    * This is a reprint of the second edition which was published in 1723.






  51. Carew (Richard), edited with an introduction by F.E. Halliday. SURVEY OF CORNWALL. With the maps of John Norden. 334pp, original cloth, dustwrapper. This edition first published 1953. Reprinted, New York: Augustus M. Kelley, 1969. £20.00





  52. [Carne (John)] TALES OF THE WEST. By the Author of Letters from the East. 2 volumes, 315 and 319pp, original qtr cloth, paper boards, paper labels on spines, covers slightly rubbed, labels darkened, top 1" of one spine almost loose, Cornwall Record Office stamp to front endpapers. London: Henry Colburn, 1828. £85.00
    * Stories from Cornwall. Carne is thought to have been born in Truro. His father was a merchant and banker in Penzance, where Carne himself died in 1844. He was buried in Gulval.






  53. Carter (Captain Harry) THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A CORNISH SMUGGLER (Captain Harry Carter, of Prussia Cove) 1749-1809. With an introduction by John B. Cornish. With frontis., and folding map, 103pp, original cloth, occasional light spotting, top corner of top board bruised, private ownership stamp, of Hugh P. Vivian, Pengegon House, Camborne, to title-page. First edition, Joseph Pollard, Truro: 1894. £50.00





  54. Caunter (F. Lyde) UNDER THE SURFACE. Frontis, 168pp, spine of dustwrapper lightly rubbed. St Austell: H.E. Warne, c.1957. £15.00
    * Caunter was a solicitor in the Liskeard and Looe area, ex-governor of the Camborne School of Mines, pioneered shark fishing off Looe, etc.






  55. Clark (Evelyn) THE CORNISH FOGOUS. Illusts., 152pp, dustwrapper slightly rubbed to edges. First edition, London: Methuen and Co. Ltd., 1961. £45.00





  56. Clemo (Jack) THE BOUNCING HILLS. Dialect Tales and Light Verse. Illustrated by Edmund Julian, 106pp, dustwrapper, owners name and date to front endpaper. Dyllansow Truran, Redruth: c.1981. £12.00





  57. Coate (Mary) CORNWALL IN THE GREAT CIVIL WAR AND INTERREGNUM 1642-1660. With 6 illustrations and 5 map, 414pp, original cloth, lacks dustwrapper. Second Edition. Truro: D. Bradford Barton, 1963. £75.00





  58. Cole (Richard) WHEAL REMFRY, GAVERIGAN TIP EXTENSION. A Programme of Archaeological Recording. With 3 folding diagrams, illusts, plans, 77pp, 4to, plastic ring binder, original paper covers. Cornwall Archaeological Unit, Truro: 1999. £18.00





  59. Convocation of Stannators LAWS OF THE STANNARIES OF CORNWALL, Made at the Convocation or Parliament of Tinners, at Truro, Sept. 13 Anno 27 Geo. II. In which the Laws made 22 Jac. I. 12 Car. I. 4 Jac. II. Are Recited and Confirmed. To which are added The Laws made at Truro, 2 Annae Reg. 126pp, full contemporary unlettered calf, raised bands, rubbed to edges, lacks 1" portion of calf from head of spine, small portion torn from top margin of one contents leaf. Printed by Order of the Convocation. (No place or date given) c.1760. £180.00
    * Boase & Courtney's Bibliotheca Cornubiensis, page 1010 gives the place and date as London 1760.






  60. Cook (Michael), editor THE DIOCESE OF EXETER IN 1821: Bishop Carey's Replies to Queries Before Visitation. Volume I: CORNWALL. xxiv + 101pp, original card covers, small area rubbed to foot of top board. Devon & Cornwall Record Society. New Series, Volume 3. Torquay: 1958. £12.00
    * The second volume dealt with Devon.






  61. Cooke (Colonel A.C) ORDNANCE SURVEY OF ENGLAND. BOOK OF REFERENCE TO THE PLAN OF THE PARISH OF ST. KEVERNE (Hundred of Kerrier). in the County of Cornwall, Containing 10297.983 Acres. Folding index map, 44pp, includes 2 page index, original printed top wrap, lacks lower wrap, spotting to prelims, and last leaf. London: George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1879. £32.00
    * This is a guide to the map which is not present here. Tables giving 'No on Plan', 'Acreage' of each plot of land and 'Remarks' stating whether 'Arable', 'Pasture', 'Garden', 'Wood', etc.






  62. Cooke (G.A) TOPOGRAPHICAL SURVEY OF THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL. Historical, Statistical, and Descriptive of its Situation, Extent, Towns, Roads.... Mines, Minerals.... Illustrated with a Map of the County. With folding map of Cornwall, a folding map of England and Wales, xii + 167 + (1) page table of contents, sm 8vo, recent qtr calf, marbled boards. London: Printed by C. Cooke, c.1810. £45.00





  63. Cooper-Key (Major A), H.M. Inspector of Explosives REPORT ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES ATTENDING AN EXPLOSION OF PARTLY MANUFACTURED BLASTING GELATINE WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 16TH JANUARY, 1902, AT THE FACTORY OF NOBEL'S EXPLOSIVES COMPANY, LIMITED, AT PERRANPORTH, CORNWALL. 11pp, folio. London: H.M.S.O. 1902. £25.00





  64. Cornish Institute of Engineers, edited by G.J. Shrimpton TRANSACTIONS OF THE CORNISH INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERS New Series, Volume XIV (1958-59) Textual diagrams, some of which are folding, 61 cyclostyled pages, 4to, few small marks to original wraps. Cornish Institute of Engineers, Camborne: 1959. £12.00
    * Includes articles on Uranium; Mining Machinery; Modern German Mining Machinery, etc.






  65. Cornish Institute of Engineers, edited by G.J. Shrimpton TRANSACTIONS OF THE CORNISH INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERS New Series, Volume XXV (1969-70) Textual diagrams, 86 cyclostyled pages, 4to, original wraps. Cornish Institute of Engineers, Camborne: 1970. £12.00
    * Includes article on China Clay; Red River Valley; Cassiterite Flotation, etc.






  66. Cornish Institute of Mining, edited by William Thomas. TRANSACTIONS OF THE CORNISH INSTITUTE OF MINING, MECHANICAL AND METALLURGICAL ENGINEERS. Volumes 1 - 9 of 10 bound in 7. Folding plates and diagrams, original wraps, few rusty staples. Cornish Institute of Mining, Mechanical and Metallurgical Engineers, 1913-21. £115.00
    * Includes articles:- Recovery and Losses of Tin at Giew Mill; Geological History of Cornish Lodes; Mines, Lodes and Minerals of Stennack Valley; etc., etc.






  67. Cornish Institute of Mining, edited by William Thomas. TRANSACTIONS OF THE CORNISH INSTITUTE OF MINING, MECHANICAL AND METALLURGICAL ENGINEERS. Volume 3 and 4. Two volumes bound in one, folding plates and diagrams, 95 + 117pp, original wraps, short tear to top wrap, occasional spotting. Cornish Institute of Mining, Mechanical and Metallurgical Engineers, Camborne: 1915 and 1916. £30.00
    * Includes articles:- Mines Drainage; Deep Lead and Drift Mines, etc.






  68. Cornwall Charities ABSTRACT OF THE RETURNS OF CHARITABLE DONATIONS for the Benefit of Poor Persons, Made by the Ministers and Churchwardens of the Several Parishes and Townships in England and Wales. 1786 - 1788. The Cornish section. Folio, disbound, 18pp, (pages numbered 165-181). Ruled in columns:- Hundreds, Boroughs, Names of the Persons who Gave the Charity, When Given, Whether by Will or Deed, Description of the Charity, and for what Purpose given, Whether in Land or Money, In Whom Now Vested, Gross Amount, Annual Produce of the Money, Clear Annual Produce of that given in Land, and Observations. 1816. £25.00





  69. Cornwall Parish Registers, edited by W.P.W. Phillimore & T. Taylor CORNWALL PARISH REGISTERS: MARRIAGES. Volume 13. vi + 154pp, original cloth, spine slightly darkened, rear outer hinge of spine split from top to bottom. Limited to 150 Copies. London: Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., Ltd., 1908. £40.00
    * Celebrated in each Parish from the first entry up to the year 1812. Contains the Parishes of Budock, St. Gluvias & St. Colan.






  70. Cornwall Parish Registers, edited by Thomas Taylor. CORNWALL PARISH REGISTERS. MARRIAGES. Volume 24. 133pp, original cloth. LIMITED TO 150 COPIES. London: Issued to Subscribers by Phillimore & Co. Ltd., 1915. £55.00
    * Marriages celebrated in each Parish from the first entry up to the year 1812. Contains the Parishes of Launceston (St. Mary Magdalene) & St. Keverne.






  71. Couch (Jonathan) THE HISTORY OF POLPERRO, a Fishing Town.... being a description of the Place, its People, their Manners, Customs, Modes of Industry etc. With a short Account of the Life & Labours of the Author.... and Additions on the Antiquities of the District by T.Q. Couch. With a folding map, vi + 216pp + xi, includes 3pp list of subscribers, original cloth, a clean copy without the usual foxing. First edition. London: Simpkin, Marshall and Truro: W. Lake, 1871. £85.00
    * Jonathan Couch died before the work was published. It was edited by Thomas Quiller Couch who added a life of the author and made many additions.






  72. Coulson (Charles) DIRECTORY OF PENZANCE and its Immediate Neighbourhood for 1864. 162 + 36pp of adverts, interleaved with a few blanks, some early manuscript notes to blanks and 2 a couple of leaves, later cloth. This was the only directory that Coulson produced. Penzance: Printed by W. Cornish, Bookseller & Stationer, The Library, 2, Market-Place. 1864. £150.00





  73. Courtney (Leonard H) A WEEK IN THE ISLES OF SCILLY. With additions and Corrections. Fifth Edition. With 2 coloured folding maps and 4 wood engraved plates, sm 8vo, few marks to title-page, small area slightly nibbled to last few pages, recent cloth. Truro: Lake & Lake Ltd., 1897. £60.00





  74. Courtney (R.A) THE HILL AND THE CIRCLE. 91pp, original cloth, very lightly rubbed to edges. Printed for Private Circulation. Penzance: 1912. £65.00
    * Signed presentation inscription by author on the front endpaper.






  75. Courtney (William Prideaux) THE PARLIAMENTARY REPRESENTATION OF CORNWALL TO 1832. xxxii + 429pp, royal 8vo, untrimmed in qtr leather, cloth boards, leather on spine chipped, endpapers spotty. Seventy-five Copies only printed for Private Circulation. Thos. Pettitt Printers, London: 1889. £180.00
    * With chapters on the various boroughs.






  76. Cross (Tom) THE SHINING SANDS. Artists in Newlyn and St. Ives 1880-1930. Illusts, 224pp, dustwrapper. Reprinted, Halsgrove, Tiverton: 1999. £12.00





  77. Cummings (Alfred Hayman) CHURCHES AND ANTIQUITIES OF CURY AND GUNWALLOE, in the Lizard District, including Local Traditions. With 13 plates, textual illusts, xvi + 262pp, original cloth, very slightly rubbed to edges, spine dull, few marks to rear board, relevant newscutting tipped on to verso of front endpaper, bookplate of Charles Woolf, Cornish author, pasted to verso of frontis, one section of text slightly proud. First edition. London: E. Marlborough & Co. Truro: W. Lake, 1875. £60.00 --- See sample text
    * Includes chapters on Wrecks, Bonython, Bochym, Manor of Wynyanton, Looe Pool, Cornish Language, Folk Lore, etc. No list of plates was published and copies frequently do not have the full suite of 13.






  78. Daniell Rev. (J.J) A COMPENDIUM OF THE HISTORY OF CORNWALL. Third Edition with Corrections and Large Additions by J.H. Collins. Coloured folding map, xv + 476pp, original cloth, lacks front endpaper. Truro: Netherton and Worth, 1894. £40.00





  79. Davey (James) A SET OF TABLES SHOWING THE DIFFERENCE OF THE STANDARD AT WHICH COPPER ORES OF VARIOUS PRODUCES USUALLY SELL IN CORNWALL, With the Price of Twenty-one cwts. Affixed. Second Edition with an Appendix. viii + 92pp, sm. 4to, original cloth, soiled and rubbed at edges, outer hinges partly split, portion of cloth torn from lower corner of top board, with the original paper label to top board, Cornwall Record Office stamp to front endpaper and class number to spine. Second Edition, Published and Sold by the Author, and by J. May, Printer, Redruth: 1845. £100.00
    * With the bookplate of John Davies Enys.







    Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries
    A selection from my stock.







  80. Dew (Roderick) HISTORY OF THE PARISH AND CHURCH OF KILKHAMPTON. With 20 plates, xi + 131pp, original cloth, spine slightly faded and creased, lacks dustwrapper. First edition, London: Wells Gardner, 1926. £38.00
    * With a hand-written letter from the author to a Mr Wrey.






  81. Dexter (T.F.G) and (Henry) CORNISH CROSSES CHRISTIAN AND PAGAN. With some observations on the Tau Cross, Thor's Hammer, and the Cult of the Axe. Illusts, xxxi + 301pp, 4to, original cloth, ink note on front endpaper. First edition. London: Longmans Green and Co. 1938. £50.00





  82. Dickinson (H.W) and Titley (A) RICHARD TREVITHICK THE ENGINEER AND MAN. Numerous plates, figures in the text, folding pedigree, xvii + 290pp, original cloth, partly faded as usual, light mark to top cover. Trevithick Centenary Commemoration Memorial Volume. Second Impression, Cambridge At the University Press, 1934 £35.00





  83. Dickinson (H.W) THE CORNISH ENGINE A Chapter In The History Of Steam Power. Illusts, 46pp, qtr cloth, paper boards, lacks dustwrapper, boards partly faded. First edition, Art and Technics, London: 1950. £20.00





  84. Dodridge (John) AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE ANCIENT AND MODERN STATE OF THE Principality OF WALES, Dutchy OF CORNWAL, AND Earldom OF CHESTER. Collected out of the Records of the Tower of London, and divers ancient Authors. The Second Edition To which is added his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales's Patent both in Latin and English; also an Account of his Dignity, Privileges, Arms, Rank and Titles, and of his Sons and Daughters. [xvi] + 147pp, later qtr calf, marbled boards, leather labels chipped on spine, some water-staining to prelims. Second Edition. London: Printed for J. Roberts, 1714. £95.00





  85. Douch (H.L) CORNISH WINDMILLS. Frontis and textual illusts., 69pp, dustwrapper. Truro: Oscar Blackford, c.196- £35.00





  86. [Drew (J.H)] SAMUEL DREW, M.A., The Self-Taught Cornishman. A Life Lesson. By his Eldest Son. Portrait frontis., 304pp, sm 8vo, original cloth, very lightly rubbed to edges, a.e.g. London: Ward and Co., 1861. £34.00





  87. Earl (Bryan) CORNISH EXPLOSIVES. Folding plan, illusts, diagrams, 317pp, cr 4to, original cloth, dustwrapper. Trevithick Society, Redruth: 1978. £36.00
    * A major study of the explosives used in the mining industry of Cornwall.






  88. Earl (Bryan) CORNISH EXPLOSIVES. Folding plan, illusts, diagrams, 365pp, cr 4to, original cloth, dustwrapper. Revised and extended edition, Trevithick Society, Redruth: 2006. £28.00
    * A major study of the explosives used in the mining industry of Cornwall.






  89. Edmonds (Richard) THE LAND'S END DISTRICT: Its Antiquities, Natural History, Natural Phenomena & Scenery. Also a brief Memoir of Richard Trevithick. With a Map, Six Plates and Several Woodcuts. 270pp, + 32 page publishers catalogue, original cloth, slightly rubbed to edges, couple of short splits to outer hinges, ex-ref. lib. with number to base of spine, label to front pastedown, small stamp to verso of plates, prelims spotty. First edition, London: J. Russell Smith, 1862. £65.00 --- See sample text





  90. Edwards (L.W.L) INDEX TO CORNISH NONCONFORMIST REGISTERS AT THE PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE. xvi + 138pp, original cloth, rubbed to edges, roy 8vo. LIMITED EDITION OF 500 COPIES. Privately published, London: 1976. £12.00
    * Contains a surname index of the Cornish nonconformist registers deposited at the P.R.O. (with the exception of Quakers). Baptisms and Burials are covered, each entry containing surname and forename, year, and the chapel or circuit.






  91. Enys (J.S) REMARKS ON THE INTENSITY AND QUANTITY OF THE JUNCTION CHANGES OF SUSSEX AND CORNWALL CONSIDERED AS MINING DISTRICTS. Folding plate, 33pp, original cloth, first leaf and plate slightly discoloured, ex-lib. with stamp to verso of title-page, label to front pastedown. London: Edward Stafford, 1863. £30.00
    * Although the date is 1863 at the foot of title the Appendix has a date of 1869.






  92. Esquiros (Alphonse) CORNWALL AND ITS COASTS. 304pp, original cloth, recased retaining the original endpapers, and the old spine laid down. Chapman and Hall, London: 1865. £50.00 --- See sample text
    * Contains much on the Isles of Scilly.






  93. Falmouth Tribute Fund Committee FALMOUTH TRIBUTE FUND RECORD 1939-1945. 63pp, 12mo, full leather lacks spine, small portions missing from leather adjacent to spine, text block loose in case. Printed by J.H. Lake & Co., Ltd., Falmouth: (1947) £16.00
    * Gives the names of men and Women who gave their lives durig the war and whose next of kin received Token of Remembrance provided by the Fund, and the names and addresses of those who served and returned who benefited from the fund. Over 1500 people listed.






  94. Farr (Graham) THE SHIP REGISTERS OF THE PORT OF HAYLE 1864 - 1882. Illusts, ix + 143pp, folio, original printed wraps slightly creased, spine slightly rubbed, small portion from lower corner of top wrap. National Maritime Museum. 1975. £25.00





  95. Ferguson (John) and Thurlow (Charles) CORNISH BRICK MAKING AND BRICK BUILDING. Coloured and black and white illusts in the text, viii + 192 + ix-xvpp, original card covers. Cornish Hillside Publications, St. Austell: 2005. £16.00





  96. Fern (Harold E), editor CORNISH CHAMBER OF MINES YEAR BOOK 1919. With folding tables, folding chart, folding map, 73pp, original cloth. Mining Publications Ltd, London: (1919) £60.00
    * Dated 1918 on top board, and 1919 on title-page.






  97. Fitz-Geffry (Charles) ELISHA HIS LAMENTATION For his Owne, and all Israels losse, in Elijah. The subject of a Sermon, preached at the Funeralls of the Right Worshipfull Sir Anthony Rous, late of Halton in Cornwall, Knight. Title + (iv) + 54pp, later half calf, marbled boards, and endpapers, small portion nicked from margin of title, light waterstaining mainly affecting outer margins of several leaves. London: Printed by William Stansby for John Parker, and are to be sold at his Shop in Pauls Church-yard, at the signe of three Pidgeons. 1622. £200.00
    * Fitz-Geffry was born in Fowey in 1575, became the rector of St. Dominick and died there in 1637. There is a curious note in Boase's Collectanea which states that Sir Anthony Rous 'had licence from the Bishop of Exeter for his wife and himself to eat flesh at all times.'






  98. Folliott-Stokes (A.G) THE CORNISH COASTS AND MOORS. Illustrations from Photographs by Alex. Begbie, John C. Douglas, and the Author. Illusts, folding map, 367pp, original cloth, spine faded, fore-edges slightly spotty. Reprinted, London: Stanley Paul, c.1923. £12.00





  99. Forbes (John) ON THE GEOLOGY OF ST. MICHAEL'S MOUNT. 11pp. Penzance: Printed by T. Vigurs. 1822..... Bound with.... Forbes (John) ON THE GEOLOGY OF THE LAND'S - END DISTRICT. Folding hand-coloured map, coloured geological section, 40pp. Penzance: Printed by T. Vigurs. 1822. Two items bound in 1, early half calf, marbled boards and endpapers. Penzance: Printed by T. Vigurs. 1822. £300.00
    * Both of these papers were originally published in the Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall.






  100. Fox (Caroline), of Penjerrick, Cornwall MEMORIES OF OLD FRIENDS. Being Extracts from The Journals and Letters of Caroline Fox of Penjerrick, Cornwall from 1835 to 1871. Edited by Horace N. Pym. Portrait frontis, xxvii + 355pp, roy 8vo, contemporary half morocco, cloth boards, outer hinges and edges lightly rubbed, a.e.g., marbled endpapers, slight spotting to prelims. First edition, London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1882. £75.00





  101. Garstin (Crosbie), editor SAMUEL KELLY: An Eighteenth Century Seaman. Whose days have been few and evil, to which is added remarks, etc., on places he visited during his pilgrimage to the wilderness. With 24 plates, 320pp, 8vo, uncut, original cloth. Frederick A. Stokes, New York: 1925. £25.00





  102. Gay (Susan E) OLD FALMOUTH. The Story of the Town from the Days of the Killigrews to the Earliest Part of the 19th Century. With 35 illusts, folding plan, xiv + 264pp, original cloth, slightly rubbed to edges, small hole to rear outer hinge, light spotting to covers. Second Impression, London: Headley Brothers, 1903. £70.00
    * This edition has 4 more pages than the first edition, otherwise it is identical.






  103. George (Dr Ken) GERLYVER KERNEWEK KEMMYN An Gerlyver Kres. Kernewek - Sowsnek. Sowsnek - Kernewek. Cornish - English. English - Cornish Dictionary. xvi + 317pp, original cloth, dustwrapper. First edition, Kesva an Taves Kernewek, Cornish Language Board, 1998. £16.00





  104. Gilbert (Davies) ADDRESSES TO THE ROYAL SOCIETY AT THE ANNIVERSARY MEETING On St. Andrew's Day, 1828. 11pp, unbound, stitched as issued. London: Richard Taylor, 1829. £12.00
    * Gilbert Davies was the president of the Royal Society and the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall. Not in Boase and Courtney's Bibliotheca Cornubiensis.






  105. Gilbert (Davies) THE PAROCHIAL HISTORY OF CORNWALL. Founded on the Manuscript Histories of Mr Hals and Mr Tonkin: with Additions and Various Appendices. 4 volumes, xxxii + 424 and 432 and 470 and 571pp, 3 volumes untrimmed in the original qtr cloth, paper boards, lightly rubbed to edges, paper labels on spine slightly chipped, top outer hinges partly split, early library label to front pastedown, volume one disbound, it lacks the last leaf, the stitching is broken and several sections are loose, occasional spotting. London: J.B. Nicholls and Son. 1838. £120.00
    * Gives a description of each of the 200 parishes in alphabetical order with an abstract of its geology by Dr. D.S. Boase.






  106. Glenbervie (Baron Sylvester Douglas) THE CASE OF THE BOROUGH OF HELLESTON in the County of Cornwall. 66pp, untrimmed in recent cloth boards, paper spine. Printed for G. Robinson, London: 1775. £28.00
    * An extract from 'History of the Controverted Elections which were tried and determined.... 15 Georg. III.'






  107. Glenbervie (Baron Sylvester Douglas) THE CASE OF THE BOROUGH OF ST. IVES in the County of Cornwall. Pages numbered 391-419, untrimmed in recent cloth boards, paper spine, last few leaves lightly waterstained. Printed for G. Robinson, London: 1775. £28.00
    * An extract from 'History of the Controverted Elections which were tried and determined.... 15 Georg. III.'






  108. [Gregor (Rev. William)] A LETTER ADDRESSED TO A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, ON THE STAT.21, HEN. VIII. C.13. and on the Grievances to which the Clergy are exposed in consequence of it; with Hints and Observations respecting a New Bill. 41pp, untrimmed, stitched as issued, small institution stamp to top leaf. Truro: Printed by J. Tregoning at the Cornish Press, 1802. £45.00
    * Gregor was born at Trewarthenick Estate, and educated at Bristol Grammar School, and Cambridge. After he moved to the rectory of Creed he started to analyse Cornish minerals, and discovered 'manaccanite', which was eventually named titanium by Klaproth.






  109. Grigson (Geoffrey) FREEDOM OF THE PARISH. With 19 plates and a map, 208pp, small portion torn from rear of dustwrapper, few short tears to dustwrapper reversed to verso. First edition, Phoenix House, London: 1954. £25.00
    * Concerns the parish of Pelynt.






  110. Grose (Ann & Bill), and Sergeant (Peter) A HISTORY OF THE PARISH OF ST. NEWLYN EAST. Illusts, double-page map, 376pp, original pictorial card covers. Revised edition, St. Newlyn East Local Studies Group, 2001. £18.00





  111. Halcomb (John) REPORT OF THE TRIALS AND SUBSEQUENT PROCEEDINGS IN THE CAUSES OF ROWE v. GRENFELL, ROWE v. BRENTON AND ANOTHER, AND DOM (DEM. CARTHEW) V. BRENTON, Relative to the Claims made by the Lessees of the Duke of Cornwall to the COPPER MINES within the Dutchy Lands; and involving also the question of Title to the Lands and Estates of the Tenants. iv + 139pp, untrimmed in the original paper boards, paper label on spine, boards slightly rubbed, some paper chipped from spine. London and Exeter: Printed for Joseph Butterworth and Son, 1826. £125.00





  112. Halliwell (J.O) RAMBLES IN WESTERN CORNWALL BY THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE GIANTS; With notes on the Celtic Remains of the Land's End District & the Islands of Scilly. viii + 245pp + advert leaf, original cloth, neatly recased with the original spine laid down and new endpapers. First edition, London: John Russell Smith, 1861. £65.00





  113. Hamilton-Jenkin (A.K) MINES AND MINERS OF CORNWALL. 15 volumes, volumes 1 - 14, first editions, volume 15, reprint. Illusts, original card boards, a few slightly faded, couple of areas slightly rubbed to 2 spines. Truro: 1961-67., Bracknell: 1976. £170.00
    * The last volume, No 16, was published in 1970.






  114. Hamilton-Jenkin (A.K) MINES AND MINERS OF CORNWALL. 1. Around St. Ives. Illusts, folding map, 50pp, original printed wraps, partly faded, couple of short splits to top outer hinge. First edition, Truro Bookshop, 1961. £20.00





  115. Hamilton-Jenkin (A.K) MINES AND MINERS OF CORNWALL. 5. Hayle, Gwinear & Gwithian. Illusts, folding map, 64pp, original paper wraps partly faded, small area missing on spine affecting 3 letters of title. First edition, Truro Bookshop, 1963. £16.00





  116. Hamilton-Jenkin (A.K) MINES AND MINERS OF CORNWALL. 6. Around Gwennap. Illusts, folding map, 60pp, original paper wraps. First edition. Truro Bookshop, 1963 £22.00





  117. Hamilton-Jenkin (A.K) MINES AND MINERS OF CORNWALL. 7. Perranporth-Newquay. Illusts, folding map, 68pp, original paper covers, slight crease to top cover. First edition, Truro Bookshop: 1963. £22.00





  118. Hamilton-Jenkin (A.K) MINES AND MINERS OF CORNWALL. 9. Padstow, St. Columb and Bodmin. Illusts, folding plan, 59pp, original pictorial card covers, partly faded. First edition, Truro Bookshop, 1964. £22.00





  119. Hamilton-Jenkin (A.K) MINES AND MINERS OF CORNWALL. 11. Marazion, St. Hilary and Breage. Illusts, 68pp, original pictorial card covers, partly faded. First edition, Truro Bookshop, Truro: 1965. £22.00





  120. Hamilton Jenkin (A.K) NEWS FROM CORNWALL. With a memoir of William Jenkin. With 6 plates, xi + 202pp, dustwrapper. First edition, London: Westaway Books, 1951. £25.00
    * William Jenkin, of Redruth was an ancestor of Hamilton Jenkin and was a 'notable figure in the mining world of Cornwall.'






  121. Hamilton Jenkin (A.K) WENDRON TIN. Maps one of which is folding, illusts, (iv) + 64pp, roy 8vo, original pictorial card covers. Wendron Forge Ltd, Helston: 1978. £18.00





  122. Hamilton-Jenkin (A.K) THE CORNISH MINER. An Account of his Life Above and Underground from Early Times. Illusts, 351pp, original cloth, spine slightly faded. Second edition, London: George Allen and Unwin, 1948. £30.00





  123. Harris (T.R) ARTHUR WOOLF The Cornish Engineer 1766 - 1837. With 6 illusts, 112pp, original cloth, dustwrapper. D. Bradford Barton Ltd., Truro: 1966. £18.00
    * Woolf pioneered the use of high pressure steam engines for use in Cornish tin mines.






  124. Harris (T.R) DOLCOATH: Queen of Cornish Mines. Illusts, folding plan, 108pp, original pictorial card covers. The Trevithick Society. 1974. £30.00





  125. Harrison (Sir G) SUBSTANCE OF A REPORT ON THE LAWS AND JURISDICTION OF THE STANNARIES OF CORNWALL. By Sir George Harrison, K.C.H. One of His Majesty's Special Commissioners for Managing the Affairs of the Duchy of Cornwall and Auditor of the Revenues and Keeper of the Records of the said Duchy. 178pp, later half morocco, marbled boards, and endpapers. London: Longman, Rees, Orme Brown, Green and Longman, 1835. £105.00





  126. Harvey and Co. ILLUSTRATED AND DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF MACHINERY, TOOLS, AND GENERAL IRONWORK Manufactured by Harvey & Co., Limited, Hayle, Cornwall.... Illusts, 48pp, 4to, original card covers. Originally published 1884, reprinted Bradford and Barton Limited, Truro: 1973. £16.00





  127. Haslam (Rev. Wm) PERRAN-ZABULOE; With an Account of the Past and Present State of the Oratory of St. Piran in the Sands, and Remarks on its Antiquity. Frontis, and textual illusts, viii + 151pp, 12mo, original embossed cloth, short split to head of top outer hinge, relevant news cuttings tipped onto front and rear endpapers. First edition, London: John Van Voorst, 1844. £40.00





  128. Hatcher (John) RURAL ECONOMY AND SOCIETY IN THE DUCHY OF CORNWALL 1300-1500. With diagrams and tables, xiv + 322pp, dustwrapper. Cambridge at the University Press, 1970. £40.00





  129. Hawker (R.S), edited with an introduction by C.E. Byles with Illustrations by J. Ley Pethybridge. FOOTPRINTS OF FORMER MEN IN FAR CORNWALL. xv + 327pp, original embossed cloth rubbed to edges of spine, snag to foot of spine. London: John Lane, 1903. £14.00





  130. Hawkesbury (Lord) REPORT FROM THE COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO ENQUIRE INTO THE STATE OF THE COPPER MINES AND COPPER TRADE of this United Kingdom. Reported by the Lord Hawkesbury, 7th May 1799. Pages numbered 651 - 728, extracted from a larger work, recent qtr cloth, marbled boards. London: c.1799. £125.00
    * Includes many tables showing State of the Copper Mines in Cornwall for the years 1792, 1793, 1794, 1795, 1796, 1797, and 1798, showing:- Amount of Ores, Labour costs, Profits, Loss, etc. It also lists the names of the Adventurers in the Mines of Cornwall, with details of their shares and a list of mines that they invested in. Not in Boase and Courtney's Bibliotheca Cornubiensis.






  131. Hawkins (Henry) THROUGH WEST CORNWALL WITH A CAMERA. Or an artist's pilgrimage amongst Miners & Methodists. Illusts, 128pp, sm 4to, pictorial cloth, gilt. London: Thomas Mitchell, 1897. £35.00 --- See sample text





  132. Heard (John), edited by Gillian Thompson THE GAZETTEER OF THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL; 116pp, few small marks to the originally pictorial card covers. Originally Printed and Published by and For John Heard. Truro: (1817), provately reprinted Truro: 1996. £18.00
    * 'I have made a couple of cosmetic changes....' Gillian Thompson.






  133. Hedgeland (J.P) A DESCRIPTION ACCOMPANIED BY SIXTEEN PLATES OF THE SPLENDID DECORATIONS RECENTLY MADE TO THE CHURCH OF ST. NEOT, IN CORNWALL, At the Sole Expense of The Reverend Richard Gerveys Grylls. To which are prefixed Some Collections and Translations respecting St. Neot, and the Former State of His Church, by Davies Gilbert. With 16 hand coloured plates of the windows, with tissue guards, 67pp, 4to, recent half calf, cloth boards, leather label on spine, occasional light spotting to text. With the signature, and date 'April, 18th, 1849' of Richard Hingston, to front endpaper. London: Printed for J.P. Hedgeland. 1830. £500.00
    * Hedgeland wrote this work after undertaking the restoration of these beautiful medieval windows.






  134. Helston Election REPORT FROM THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON THE HELLESTON ELECTION PETITION: together with The SPECIAL REPORT From The Said Committee; And also, The MINUTES of Evidence taken before Them. 55pp, folio, disbound. London: House of Commons, 1813..... With REPORT FROM THE SELECT COMMITTEE.... Folio, disbound, 9pp. London: House of Commons, 1815. 2 items. London: House of Commons, 1813-1815. £45.00





  135. Helston Elections THE REGISTER OF PERSONS ENTITLED TO VOTE at any Election of a Member to Serve in Parliament for the BOROUGH OF HELSTON, between The First Day of January, 1883, and the First Day of January, 1884. 24pp, 4to, original, partly faded wraps, signs where once folded. Helston: Printed by J. Cunnack, Market Place, 1882. £35.00





  136. Hencken (H. O'Neill) THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF CORNWALL AND SCILLY. With 9 maps and 59 illustrations. xvi + 340pp, original cloth, slightly rubbed to edges. H.A.W. Burl's copy with his label to front pastedown and his name to front endpaper. Contemporary presentation inscription to second blank. First edition, Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1932. £30.00 --- See sample text





  137. Henderson (Charles) CORNISH CHURCH GUIDE. And Parochial History of Cornwall. Illusts, 208pp, original cloth, couple of short tears to partly faded dustwrapper. First published 1925. Reprinted, Truro: D. Bradford Barton, 1964. £22.00





  138. Henderson (Charles) and Coates (Henry) OLD CORNISH BRIDGES AND STREAMS. Illustrated with Maps and 58 Photographs. ix + 133pp, original cloth, light spotting to endpapers and fore-edges. First edition, Published for the University of the South West Exeter by Simpkin Marshall, London: 1928. £30.00





  139. Henderson (Charles) THE 109 ANCIENT PARISHES OF THE FOUR WESTERN HUNDREDS OF CORNWALL: to wit - Penwith; Kirrier; Powder and Pyder. 497pp, the first 2 parts bound in recent cloth, leather label on spine, parts 3 and 4 in the original printed wraps. Truro: Oscar Blackford, 1954-1956-1958-1960. £60.00
    * These are Journals Nos 92, 93, 95, 97 of the Royal Institution of Cornwall.






  140. Henderson (Charles) THE 109 ANCIENT PARISHES OF THE FOUR WESTERN HUNDREDS OF CORNWALL: to wit - Penwith; Kirrier; Powder and Pyder. 497pp, bound in recent half calf, marbled boards, raised bands, leather label from the original 4 parts. These are Journals Nos 92, 93, 95, 97 of the Royal Institution of Cornwall. Truro: Oscar Blackford, 1954-1956-1958-1960. £120.00





  141. Henwood (George), edited by Roger Burt. CORNWALL'S MINES AND MINERS. Nineteenth Century Studies by George Henwood. 239pp, few spots to endpapers, dustwrapper. First edition, Truro: Bradford Barton, 1972. £26.00





  142. Hext (Jean), editor THE STANIFORTH DIARY. A Visit to Cornwall in 1800. With a forward by A.L. Rowse. Illusts., 68pp, map endpapers, dustwrapper. Truro: Bradford Barton, 1965. £15.00





  143. Higgins (John) STUDY OF A MINE COST BOOK Wheal Agar October 1855 - November 1859. Illusts, diagram, 72pp, original pictorial card covers, light staining to fore-edges of several pages, slightly affecting a few margins. Second edition, Privately published, 2005. £22.00





  144. Hill (Frederick) A LETTER TO THE EARL OF FALMOUTH ON THE PRESENT STATE OF THE STANNARY COURTS OF CORNWALL, and on the Expediency of Reviving and Extending their Equitable Jurisdiction. 58pp, few small marks to the original printed wraps, spine chipped, small portions missing from 2 corners of wraps, early presentation inscription on top wrap. Helston: Published by John Roberts. 1835. £130.00





  145. Hingeston-Randolph (Rev. F.C) THE ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY OF THE CONVENTUAL AND PAROCHIAL CHURCH OF ST. GERMANS, CORNWALL. With An Introduction and Chronological Summary by the Right Honble. The Earl of St. Germans. With the bookplate of John Blowey to front pastedown, and pasted to the rear endpaper is a photograph of the Right Rev. J.R. Cornish, Bishop of St. Germans. With 4 folding plates, 41pp, original cloth, uncut. William Pollard, Exeter & Netherton & Worth, Truro: 1902. £50.00





  146. Hogg (Thomas) THE FABULOUS HISTORY OF THE ANCIENT KINGDOM OF CORNWALL. 508pp, early half calf, raised bands, leather labels, cloth boards, lightly rubbed to edges, Cornwall Record Library to front endpaper, and class number to spine. London: Longman, Rees, Orme and Co., 1827. £90.00
    * The author was the Master of the Grammar School, Truro. The work is in the form of a long poem expanding on the writings of earlier authors.






  147. Hollowood (Bernard) CORNISH ENGINEERS. Illustrated by Terence Cuneo with reproductions of contemporary photographs and documents. Illusts, map endpapers, 95pp, roy 8vo, original cloth, usual part discolouration of endpapers. First edition, Holman Bros., Camborne: 1951. £20.00
    * The story of Holman Bros of Camborne.






  148. Hughes (William) IT'S ALL FOR THE BEST: A Cornish Tale. 135pp, 12mo, original cloth, chipped to head and foot of spine, cloth dull and spotty, few spots to text, number in ink on spine and manuscript note on front pastedown:- 'Knackersknowle Young Men's Improvement Society' London: Whitaker, Plymouth & Devonport: Roger Lidstone, 1852. £35.00
    * William Hughes was a barrister and auditor of the Poor Law Union District of Cornwall and Devon. See Boase & Courtney. Bibliotheca Cornubiensis, vol. 1, page 258. This 'Tale' was originally published in Blackwood's Magazine. Knackersknowle is an old name for an area of Plymouth.






  149. Hull (P.L), editor THE CARTULARY OF LAUNCESTON PRIORY. (Lambeth Palace MS. 719). A Calendar. Frontis, xlii + 258pp, original card covers. Devon and Cornwall Record Society, New Series, Volume 30. Torquay: 1987. £9.00





  150. Hunt (John) ISLANDS APART The Isles of Scilly. With 80 plates, 20pp, small folio, short tear to dustwrapper. Wruff Publications, Porthloo, St. Mary's Isles of Scilly: 1989. £8.00





  151. Husband (S. Teague) OLD NEWQUAY. Textual illustrations by A.A. Golding, double-page map, 124pp, original cloth, spine faded. Newquay: F.E. Williams, 1923. £35.00





  152. Jaggard (Edwin), editor LIBERALISM IN WEST CORNWALL: the 1868 Election Papers of A. Pendarves Vivian, M.P. Map, lvi + 154pp, original pictorial card covers. Devon and Cornwall Record Society New Series, Volume 42. Exeter: 2000. £10.00





  153. Jago (Fred. W.P) AN ENGLISH-CORNISH DICTIONARY. Frontis, 4to, xvi + 211 + 1 (Errata) + 1pp (List of Subscribers), original cloth, partly faded, head and foot of spine rubbed, rear outer hinge partly split. London: Simpkin, Marshall. Plymouth: W.H. Luke, 1887. £130.00
    * The Appendix includes:- 'The Lord's Prayer', 'The Creed', 'English changes of Celtic Cornish Names.' There are 70 subscribers listed.






  154. Jewers (Arthur J) THE REGISTERS OF THE PARISH OF ST. COLUMB MAJOR, Cornwall from the Year 1539 to 1780. With 5 plates, xix + 352pp, roy 8vo, early half calf, marbled boards, and endpapers, top outer hinge partly split, some spotting to endpapers. London: Hamilton, Adams and Co., 1881. £80.00





  155. Jewers (Arthur J) THE REGISTERS OF THE PARISH OF ST. COLUMB MAJOR, Cornwall from the Year 1539 to 1780. With 5 plates, xix + 352pp, roy 8vo, original cloth, very lightly rubbed, front inner hinge pulled, Cornwall Record Office stamp to verso of frontis, class number to spine. With the bookplate of John Davies Enys. London: Hamilton, Adams and Co., 1881. £70.00





  156. Johns (Rev. C.A) A WEEK AT THE LIZARD. Folding map, numerous woodcut illusts, xvi + 271pp, 12mo, original decorative cloth. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. c.1874. £52.00





  157. Kelly's KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF CORNWALL 1883. With folding map, pages numbered 799-1194 + 132 pages of adverts, lacks 3 leaves, i.e. pages 1083-1084, and 1155-1158, a few pages have some entries crossed out in crayon, map has a tear to inner margin, and short split to one fold, few small spots to later cloth. London: Kelly and Co. 1883. £85.00
    * Extracted from a larger work.






  158. Kelly's KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF CORNWALL 1893. Folding map, pages numbered 1019-1474 + 84 pages of adverts, complete, original cloth, slightly rubbed, spine faded, covers partly damp stained, internally sound, map partly torn. London: Kelly's Co., 1893. £165.00





  159. Kelly's KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF CORNWALL 1926. Map partly torn and with some cellotape repairs to verso,, 55 pages of adverts + xxii + 570pp, original cloth, spine slightly faded, rear inner hinge pulled, small portion of cloth chipped from foot of spine. London: Kelly's Directories Ltd., 1926. £85.00





  160. Kowaleski (Maryanne), editor THE HAVENER'S ACCOUNTS OF THE EARLDOM AND DUCHY OF CORNWALL, 1287-1356. Map, xi + 361 + 3pp, original pictorial card covers. Devon and Cornwall Record Society New Series, Volume 44. Exeter: 2001. £14.00





  161. Lach-Szymra (Rev. W.S), Vicar of Newlyn St. Peter A CHURCH HISTORY OF CORNWALL and the Diocese of Truro. With 2 plates, viii + 142pp, original cloth, partly faded, new spine and endpapers. London: Plymouth: and Truro: Netherton and Worth, c.188- £30.00 --- See sample text





  162. Lach-Szyrma (Rev. W.S) A SHORT HISTORY OF PENZANCE, S. MICHAEL'S MOUNT, S. IVES AND THE LAND'S END DISTRICT. With frontis, 3 maps, one of which is folding, 196pp, sm 4to, original cloth, gilt, a.e.g. edges of covers slightly rubbed, some damp spotting to boards, usual occasional foxing. First edition, Truro: Lake and Lake, London: Simpkin, Marshall and Co., 1878. £90.00





  163. Laity (R.P), compiled by ST. IVES IN THE 1800's. With 2 illusts, 70pp, couple of short tear to slightly worn dustwrapper. Privately published, St. Ives: 1973. £20.00
    * Includes a list of some St. Ives artists.






  164. Langdon (Arthur G) OLD CORNISH CROSSES. With an article on their ornament by J. Romilly Allen. Folding map, and numerous full page and textual illustrations, 4to, xxviii + 439pp, original cloth, slightly rubbed to edges, lower corner of top board bruised, some light foxing to front and rear, front inner hinge cracked though sound, circular mark to spine. First edition, Joseph Pollard, Truro: 1896. £85.00





  165. Lawrance (W.T) PARLIAMENTARY REPRESENTATION OF CORNWALL, Being a Record of the Electoral Divisions and Boroughs of the County from 1295 to 1885, together with copies of the Roll of Parliamentary Members during the period above named, some Biographical Notes, and a chapter on the Pitt Family and Cornish Elections. With 9 plates, 332pp, original cloth, some light foxing to a few pages at the front and rear, and page edges. Netherton and Worth, Truro: c.192- £95.00 --- See sample text





  166. Lean (Thomas) and (J) HISTORICAL STATEMENT OF THE IMPROVEMENT MADE IN THE DUTY PERFORMED BY THE STEAM ENGINE IN CORNWALL. from the Commencement of the Publication of the Monthly Reports. Tables, one of which is folding, vii + 152pp, lacks dustwrapper. First published 1839. Reprinted, D. Bradford Barton Ltd., Truro: 1969. £10.00





  167. Lean (Thomas) and (J) HISTORICAL STATEMENT OF THE IMPROVEMENT MADE IN THE DUTY PERFORMED BY THE STEAM ENGINE IN CORNWALL. from the Commencement of the Publication of the Monthly Reports. 152pp, roy 8vo, original cloth with the original, now partly faded, printed label on top board, lightly damp marked for approx half of top board, and portion of rear board, lacks approx " from foot of spine, internally clean. First edition, Simpkin, Marshall, London: 1839. £90.00





  168. Lee (Rev. Frederick George) MEMORIALS OF THE LATE REV. ROBERT STEPHEN HAWKER, M.A. Sometime Vicar of Morwenstow, in the Diocese of Exeter. Folding pedigree and 4 plates, 234pp + 2 + 16 pages of publisher's adverts, original cloth, chipped at head and foot of spine. First edition, Chatto and Windus, London: 1876. £55.00





  169. [Leifchild (J)] CORNWALL: ITS MINES AND MINERS. With Sketches of Scenery. Designed as a popular introduction to Metallic Mines..... Bound with.... OUR COAL AND OUR COAL-PITS; The People in Them and The Scenes Around Them. Illusts in text, xii + 300pp. and 243pp. 2 works bound in 1 volume, contemporary half calf, raised bands, marbled boards, narrow strip missing from head of spine, rubbed at edges. First editions, London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1853 and 1855. £95.00





  170. Lewis (Agnes G) JOHN RALFS: An Old Cornish Botanist. Frontis, 17pp + 1 page of subscribers, original cloth. Andrew iredale and Son, Torquay: 1907. £36.00
    * 'List of Subscribers' calls for only 29 subscribers.






  171. Liskeard MINUTES OF EVIDENCE LISKEARD RETURN. Folio, disbound, 14pp. 1804. £18.00





  172. Liskeard REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF LISKEARD. (Cornwall.) Title + pages numbered 524-530, complete, extracted from a larger work, folio, disbound, pages loose. House of Commons, London: 1835. £14.00
    * Sections of the Report cover:- History; Courts; Corporate Body; Police; Revenue, etc.






  173. Lukis (William Collings) PREHISTORIC STONE MONUMENTS OF THE BRITISH ISLES: CORNWALL. With 40 tinted litho plates, accurately drawn to scale by W.C. Lukis and W.C. Borlase. viii + 31pp, folio, original cloth, recent endpapers, small stamp to verso of plates, few spots to prelims. London: Society of Antiquaries, 1885. £200.00 --- See sample text
    * These are amongst the most accurate drawings of the Cornish cromlechs, stone circles, beehive huts, etc, ever produced.






  174. Lysons (Daniel) and (Samuel) TOPOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL. With large folding map and 37 engraved plates and plans, some of which are folding, cclii + 390pp, 4to, early half calf, raised bands, cloth boards, covers rubbed to edges, later recase with old spine laid down, retaining original endpapers, usual occasional light foxing mainly to edges of plates. LARGE PAPER COPY. London: T. Cadell & W. Davies. 1814. £160.00





  175. MaCauley (Donald), editor THE CELTIC LANGUAGES. Maps, xvii + 406pp, original cloth, protected by a transparent plastic cover. First edition, Cambridge University Press, 1992. £45.00
    * Includes a chapter on the Cornish Language.






  176. Maclean (Sir John) THE PAROCHIAL AND FAMILY HISTORY OF THE DEANERY OF TRIGG MINOR, IN THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL. 3 volumes, with a folding map and 68 lithographed and other plates, pedigrees, coats of arms, etc., vii + 710 and vi + 596 and vi + 462 pp, large folding map, 24 tinted litho plates, 23 lithograph and line drawings plans, 20 full page line drawn plates, illusts in text, pedigrees 2 of which are folding 4to, untrimmed in the original cloth, later endpapers, spines slightly dull, occasional foxing. London: W. Nichols & Sons, and Bodmin: Liddell and Son, 1873-79. £620.00 --- See sample text and illustration of St. Maybn.
    * Complete set covering the parishes of Blisland, Bodmin, St. Breward, Egloshayle, St. Endellion, Forrabury and Minster, Helland, Parish of Lanowe, alias St. Kew, Lanteglos and Advent, St. Mabyn, Michaelstow, St. Minver, St. Teath, Temple, Tintagel, Trevalga and St. Tudy.






  177. Maclean (Sir John) PAROCHIAL AND FAMILY HISTORY OF THE PARISH OF ST. BRUERED (ST. BREWARD). With a tinted lithograph and 3 other plates, pedigrees, one of which is folding, textual illusts, pages numbered 345-396, + list of subscribers, complete, 4to, original printed card covers, cloth spine. London: Nichols and Sons, Bodmin: Liddel and Son, 1871. £75.00
    * This forms part III of 'Parochial and Family History of the Deanery of Trigg Minor in the County of Cornwall.'






  178. Maclean (Sir John) PAROCHIAL AND FAMILY HISTORY OF THE PARISH OF ST. ENDELLION. With 2 tinted lithographs and 3 other plates, textual illusts. pedigrees, pages numbered 479-578, complete, 4to, original printed card covers. London: Nichols and Son, Bodmin: Liddell and Son, 1872. £75.00
    * This forms Part V of 'Parochial and Family History of the Deanery of Trigg Minor in the County of Cornwall.'






  179. Maclean (Sir John) PAROCHIAL AND FAMILY HISTORY OF THE PARISH OF ST. TEATH AND TEMPLE. With 5 plates, 2 of which are tinted lithographs, textual illusts, pedigrees, pages numbered 89-184, complete, 4to, recently rebound, with the original paper wraps laid down, front endpapers spotty. London: Nichols and Sons, and Bodmin: Liddel and Son, 1876. £70.00
    * Forming Part XII of 'Parochial and Family History of the Deanery of Trigg Minor in the County of Cornwall.'






  180. Maclean (Sir John) PAROCHIAL AND FAMILY HISTORY OF THE PARISH OF TINTAGEL AND TREVALGA. With 10 plates, including 2 tinted lithographs, textual illusts, pedigrees, 4to, pages numbered 185-302, original printed card covers, lacks spine, shaken, covers and a couple of leaves loose. London: Nichols and Son, Bodmin: Liddell and Son, 1877. £60.00





  181. Maclean (Sir J) PAROCHIAL AND FAMILY HISTORY OF THE PARISHES OF ST. MABYN AND MICHAELSTOW in the County of Cornwall. With 2 tinted lithographic and 2 other plates, pedigrees, 128pp, 4to, original cloth, front inner hinge slightly weak. (Fifteen copies only Printed.) Printed for the Subscribers by William Pollard, Exeter: 1875. £100.00





  182. Maker (Lawrence) COB AND MOORSTONE. The curious history of some Methodist Churches. Frontis, 94pp, original cloth, lacks front endpaper. London: The Epworth Press, 1935. £14.00





  183. Matthews (John Hobson) A HISTORY OF THE PARISHES OF ST. IVES, LELANT, TOWEDNACK AND ZENNOR. Illusts., xvi + 560pp, roy 8vo, early half calf, cloth boards, raised bands, leather label, slightly rubbed to edges, marbled endpapers, slight water-mark to top margin of frontis, and to top and fore-edge margins of approx. 50 leaves to rear. First edition, London: Elliot Stock. 1892. £180.00
    * With the bookplate of Henry J.B. Clements.






  184. Melvill (Phillip) MEMOIRS OF THE LATE PHILIP MELVILLE, ESQ. Lieut. Gov. of Pendennis Castle, Cornwall; With An Appendix, Containing Extracts From His Diaries and Letters: Selected By A Friend. Together with Two Letters and A Sermon, Occasioned by his Death. viii + 291 + (xix)pp list of subscribers, full early calf, raised bands, leather label, marbled endpapers, covers very slightly rubbed to edges. First edition, London: J. Bennett, (1812) £80.00
    * The only edition to contain the Rev J. Wilcox's Sermon.






  185. Melvill (Phillip) MEMOIRS OF THE LATE PHILIP MELVILLE, ESQ. Lieut. Gov. of Pendennis Castle, Cornwall; With An Appendix, Containing Extracts From His Diaries and Letters: Selected By A Friend. Together with Two Letters and A Sermon, Occasioned by his Death. viii + 291 + (xix)pp list of subscribers, early half calf, cloth boards, slightly rubbed to edges, ex-lib. with label to front endpaper, and number to base of spine and number and stamp to verso of title-page. First edition, London: J. Bennett, (1812) £35.00
    * The only edition to contain the Rev J. Wilcox's Sermon.






  186. Merewether (H.A) REPORT OF THE CASE OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST LOOE, in the County of Cornwall, tried before A Committee of the House of Commons, April, 18, 1822. With a Preface, Notes, and Cases, Illustrative of the General History of Boroughs, and of the Law relating to them. lii + 254 +(i)pp, untrimmed in recent paper boards, paper label on spine. A. Strahan, London: 1823. £125.00
    * 'The petition of Rowland Stephenson esq. stated (amongst other things), that, at the election on the 13th day of Feb. 1822, Isaac Wilcocks, gent., without any sufficient warrant, claimed to be mayor.... '






  187. Messenger (Michael) CARADON AND LOOE: The Canal, Railways and Mines. Illusts, maps, diagrams, 128pp, 4to, dustwrapper partly faded. First Edition, Twelveheads Press, Truro: 1978. £18.00





  188. Meyerstein (E.W) A KEY TO CORNISH MINING. viii + 167pp, original cloth, slightly rubbed and soiled, recased with the original spine laid down. London: "The Mining Journal" (1907) £75.00
    * Signed and dated by Justin Brooke on the front endpaper.






  189. Michell (Frank) ANNALS OF AN ANCIENT CORNISH TOWN being Notes on the History of REDRUTH. Map, illusts, 247pp, original pictorial card covers, ownership name to front endpaper. Second enlarged, published by the author, Redruth: 1978. £18.00





  190. Michell (James) PAROCHIAL HISTORY OF SAINT NEOTS, in Cornwall, and an Historical Sketch of the Life and Miracles of Saint Neot; together with A Description of the Stained Windows in the Parish Church, and The Ballad of Tregeagle, or Dosmare Pool. 220pp, 12mo, early half calf, marbled boards, rubbed to head and foot of spine, light waterstaining to lower margin of few couple of leaves. Bodmin: Printed by Liddell and Son, 1833. £150.00
    * James Michell was the receiving Inspector of Taxes for Devon and Cornwall. With the bookplate of Henry Fulwood Rose.








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  191. Millett (George Brown) THE FIRST BOOK OF THE PARISH REGISTERS OF MADRON: Edited with an appendix and notes by G.B. Millett. Illustrated with 3 mounted photos, x + 1pp list of subscribers + 140pp, roy 8vo, original bevelled cloth, recent unlettered spine, title on top cover, some foxing to margins of leaves with photos, and to the adjacent leaves, some off-setting, and small ex-lib. stamp to title-page. Beare and Son, Penzance: 1877. £120.00
    * Includes index listing persons, and places.






  192. Millett (George Brown), and Bolitho (William), editors THE PARISH REGISTERS OF GULVAL (alias Lanisley), in the County of Cornwall (1598-1812). Edited with an Appendix and Notes. Frontis, vi + 172pp, roy 8vo, original cloth, neatly recased, retaining the original endpapers, slight spotting to a few leaves at front and rear. Penzance: Beare and Son, 1893. £95.00
    * Includes an index of people, places and proffesions. There is also 2 pages of notes on the parish church by the Rev. W.W. Wingfield, vicar.






  193. Mining Association and Institute of Cornwall TRANSACTIONS OF THE MINING ASSOCIATION AND INSTITUTE OF CORNWALL. Volume 4. Part 1. Folding plates, 153 (i)pp, shaken, stitching broken with rear wrap and last 8 leaves loose, last leaf and lower wrap ragged, with portions missing from margins of top corners. Published by the Society, Camborne: 1893. £12.00
    * Includes chapters on Cornish Boilers; Slime Tin; Miners Insurance Funds, etc.






  194. Monk (Wendy) JOHN GILL OF PENRYN. Illusts, 76pp, roy 8vo, few short tears and splits to dustwrapper, light spotting to prelims, presentation inscription to front endpaper. E.J. Rickard, Plymouth: (1971) £16.00
    * Gill was a quaker and pacifist, he founded the Penryn Advertiser and when he retired he toured round the country preaching non violence.






  195. Morrison (T.A) CORNWALL'S CENTRAL MINES: THE NORTHERN DISTRICT 1810 - 1895. Illusts, diagrams, viii + 392pp, original cloth, lacks diustwrapper. Penzance: Alison Hodge, 1980. £18.00
    * Detailed study of the mines in the areas of Tolgus Downs, Pool, and Roskear-Roscroggan.






  196. Morrison (T.A) CORNWALL'S CENTRAL MINES: THE NORTHERN DISTRICT 1810 - 1895.... With.... CORNWALL'S CENTRAL MINES: THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT 1810 - 1895. Illusts, diagrams, viii + 392pp. Penzance: 1980. and Illusts, diagrams, (vi) + 495pp. Penzance: 1980. 2 volumes, dustwrappers. Penzance: Alison Hodge, 1980 & 1983. £48.00
    * Detailed study of the mines in the areas of Tolgus Downs, Pool, Roskear, Camborne, Baripper, Beacon, Troon, Carnkie, Buller Downs, Lanner and Redruth.






  197. Mount-Edgcumbe (The Earl of) EXTRACTS FROM A JOURNAL KEPT DURING THE ROMAN REVOLUTION. 65pp, 12mo, disbound, stitching broken, pages loose. Second Edition, London: James Ridgway, 1848. £35.00
    * Ernest Augustus Third Earl of Mount Edgcumbe's eye-witness account of the events in Rome before, and after the assasination of Rossi the Prime Minister of the Papal States in November 1848. Edgcumbe was M.P. for Fowey from 1819 to 1826, after which he represented Lostwithiel until 1830.






  198. Mount-Edgcumbe (The Earl of) EXTRACTS FROM A JOURNAL KEPT DURING THE COMMENCEMENT AT PALERMO in the Year 1848. 50pp, 12mo, disbound, stitching broken, pages loose, early stamp of the Russell Institution on title-page, top leaf slightly dusty. Second Edition, London: James Ridgway, 1850. £75.00
    * Ernest Augustus Third Earl of Mount Edgcumbe's eye-witness account of the events unrest and skirmishes in Palermo, a skirmish which preceeded Garibaldi's later conquest. Edgcumbe was M.P. for Fowey from 1819 to 1826, after which he represented Lostwithiel until 1830.






  199. Newton (E.W), editor and publisher JOINT MEETING. SCIENTIFIC, MINING, AND ENGINEERING SOCIETIES. Cornwall, July, 1912. Report. Illusts, 162pp + Errata leaf, qtr cloth printed paper boards. Edited and Published by E.W. Newton, for the Cornwall Joint Scientific Reception Committee. £32.00
    * Includes:- 'Visit to the St. Ives Consolidated Mines', 'Messrs. Holman Bros., Ltd.,' 'Cornish China Clay and China Stone Industries.' etc., etc.






  200. Noall (Cyril) and Farr (Grahame) WRECK AND RESCUE ROUND THE COAST OF CORNWALL. I. The Story of the North Coast Lifeboats. With 14 plates, textual illusts, 126pp, dustwrapper is partly faded and lightly rubbed. First edition, Truro: D. Bradford Barton, 1964. £20.00





  201. Noall (Cyril) CORNISH SEINES AND SEINERS A History of the Pilchard Fishing Industry. Plates, 160pp, lacks dustwrapper. First edition, Truro: Bradford Barton, 1972. £22.00





  202. Noall (Cyril) GEEVOR. Plates and textual illusts, 167pp, dustwrapper, fore-edges slightly spotty. Geevor Tin Mines, Pendeen: 1983. £70.00





  203. Noall (Cyril) THE ST. IVES MINING DISTRICT. Volume Two. Illusts, xviii + 157pp, original pictorial card covers, small private ownership stamp to verso of top cover. Dyllansow Truran, Redruth: 1993. £20.00





  204. Noall (Cyril) THE ST. JUST MINING DISTRICT. Illusts, maps, 179pp, original cloth, dustwrapper, presentation inscription to front endpaper. First edition, D. Bradford Barton Ltd., Truro: 1973. £22.00





  205. Norden (John) SPECULI BRITANNIAE PARS: A TOPOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL DESCRIPTION OF CORNWALL. With an engraved and printed title, an engraved map of the county and 9 engraved maps of each Hundred, together with an engraved view of St. Germans Church and 13 views in the text, 68pp, 4to, original cloth, spine of dustwrapper slightly faded, with short tear to rear. First published 1728. Reprint, Newcastle upon Tyne: 1966. £26.00





  206. Norden (John) SPECULI BRITANNIAE PARS: A TOPOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL DESCRIPTION OF CORNWALL. With an engraved and printed title, a double-page engraved map of the county and 9 double-page engraved maps of each Hundred, together with an engraved view of St. Germans Church and 13 views in the text, direction, principal matters, contents, table of general map, some account of the author, 104pp, 4to, early marbled boards rubbed, later calf spine, raised bands, a small amount of foxing. London: Printed by William Pearson, for the Editor; and sold by Christopher Bateman. 1728. £1850.00
    * Apparently only 200 copies were printed on paper, with 4 on vellum, see William Ravenhill's introduction to John Norden's Manuscript Maps of Cornwall, page 5, published by the University of Exeter, 1972. Norden was Surveyor of the Duchy of Cornwall 1605-1626, and this work, though not published until 1728, was written in 1610 according to DNB and not 1584 as given in Boase and Courtney's Bibliotheca Cornubiensis. It therefore ranks as one of the earliest descriptions of Cornwall. The maps of the various Hundreds, showing all of the County Seats with the names of their owners, are particularly interesting. 'Here the roads were indicated for the first time in English cartography.' D.N.B. The roads are depicted merely as bridges over rivers.






  207. Normington (James), Steam Ship Agent for all parts of the World and Bant (William),Miner A MINER'S LIFE, WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE ENTOMBMENT OF MESSRS, RULE AND BANT IN DRAKE WALLS MINE, CORNWALL. With 2 woodcut portraits, 48pp, 12mo, original cloth. Plymouth: J.H. Harris & Son, Printers, 41 Treville Street. 1889. £225.00





  208. North (I.W) A WEEK IN THE ISLES OF SCILLY. Frontis and 3 other lithographed plates, 199 + (1)pp, original embossed cloth, ex-record office with number to base of spine, and small stamp to verso of frontis, very slightly shaken. Penzance: Printed and Published by E. Rowe, 1850. £105.00





  209. Old Cornwall OLD CORNWALL MAGAZINE Volume 8. (complete) 12 issues, all in the original wraps, illusts, 620pp. Issued by Federation of Old Cornwall Societies. Autumn 1973 - Spring 1979. £32.00
    * Includes articles:- North Tamerton; Households of the Parish of Stithians in 1664; Cotehele House and the Edgcumbe Family; Whitstone; Maker Fortifications; Launcells; The Godolphins; People of Fowey; Polruan; Postal History of Cornwall; Bolventor, Pennycomequick, Dunheved; Morwenstow; R.A.F. St Mawgan; Werrington, etc.






  210. Oliver (S.P) PENDENNIS AND ST. MAWES: An Historical Sketch of two Cornish Castles. With 5 plates, xx + 101pp, sm 4to, original decorative cloth, very lightly rubbed to edges, ownership name to front endpaper. Truro: W. Lake. London: Simpkin Marshall,1875. £45.00





  211. Pamela Bousfield, editor A HISTORY OF ST. BREWARD. The life of a moorland village. Illusts, double-page map, xi + 163pp, dustwrapper. Second impression, Privately Published, St. Breward History Group, Bodmin: 1988. £12.00





  212. [Paris (J.A)] A GUIDE TO THE MOUNT'S BAY AND THE LAND'S END; Comprehending the Topography, Botany, Agriculture, Fisheries, Antiquities, Mining, Mineralogy and Geology of Western Cornwall. Second Edition To which is added a dialogue on the peculiar advantages of the climates of Penzance, Devonshire, and the Southern Parts of Europe. By a Physician. Engraved and printed title-pages, textual illusts, frontis, ix + 272pp, water stain to lower corner of frontis and engraved title-page, original cloth, later leather label on spine, endpapers spotty and slightly wormed. London: Printed and Published by W. Phillips, 1824. £90.00





  213. Parkyns (Sir Tho.), of Bunny, Baronet PROGYMNASMATA. THE INN-PLAY, OR CORNISH HUGG WRESTLER. In a Method which teacheth to break all Holds, and throw most Falls Mathematically. Easy to be understood by all Gentlemen, &c. and of great Use to such who understand the Small-Sword in Fencing. And by all Tradesmen and Handicrafts, that have competent Knowledge of the Use of the Stilliards, Bar, Crove-Iron or Lever, with their Hypomochlions, Fulciments or Baits. With 2 full-page illusts and textual woodcuts, decorative devices and initial letters, Title + 3-8pp + xviii + (2)pp poem + (2)pp appendix + 9-64 + (7)pp index, small 4to, recent qtr calf, raised bands, marbled boards, neat repairs to 2 marginal tears, and one corner, one leaf strengthened to fore-edge. The Third Edition, Corrected, with large Additions. Printed for Thos. Weekes, at the White-Hart in Westminster-Hall, 1727. £750.00
    * This is considered to be the best edition. It has a portrait of the author on the verso of the title-page. See Boase and Courtney. Bibliotheca Cornubiensis, volume 2, page 424.






  214. Pascoe (W.H) C.C.C. THE HISTORY OF THE CORNISH COPPER COMPANY. Plates, 202pp, original plain card covers, dustwrapper. Dyllansow Truran, Redruth: 1981. £30.00





  215. Payne (Robin) and Lewsey (Rosemarie) THE ROMANCE OF THE STONES. Cornwall's Pagan Past. Map, numerous illustrations by Rosemarie Lewsey, xii + 279pp, 4to, dustwrapper. Alexander Associates, Fowey: 1999. £35.00





  216. Payton (Dr Philip) A VISION OF CORNWALL. Coloured and black and white illusts, x + 226pp, dustwrapper, 4to. Alexander Associates, Fowey: 2002. £35.00
    * Signed by Philip Payton on the title-page.






  217. Payton (Dr Philip) THE CORNISH OVERSEAS. Numerous illusts, x + 420pp, 4to, dustwrapper protected in a transparent plastic sleeve. Fowey: Alexander Associates, 1999. £45.00
    * Signed by the author on the half-title.






  218. Payton (Philip J) THE CORNISH MINER IN AUSTRALIA. (Cousin Jack Down Under). Illusts, xi + 242pp, dustwrapper. Dyllansow Truran, Trewirgie: 1984. £25.00





  219. Pearce (John), editor THE WESLEYS IN CORNWALL. Extracts from the Journals of John and Charles Wesley and John Nelson. Plates and textual illusts, 172pp, dustwrapper, ownership name, and portion of book token pasted to front endpaper. Truro: D. Bradford Barton, 1964. £16.00





  220. Pedler (E.H) THE ANGLO-SAXON EPISCOPATE OF CORNWALL; With Some Account Of The Bishops of Crediton. xii + 178pp, original cloth, rubbed to edges, short split to top outer hinge, and a few splits to rear outer hinge, some light damp marks to cloth, internally clean John Petheram, London: 1856. £60.00





  221. Penaluna (W) AN HISTORICAL SURVEY OF THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL; to which is added The Borough Boundaries, an account of The Scilly Islands, Mines and Fisheries, and a Cornish-English Vocabulary. Compiled by the Printer. With 6 folding plates, one of which is coloured, 2 volumes, 352pp and 348pp, 12mo, recent qtr cloth, paper boards, occasional spotting. First edition, Helston: Printed and Published by W. Penaluna. 1838. £250.00





  222. Penaluna (W) AN HISTORICAL SURVEY OF THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL and Scilly Isles, Mines, and Fisheries. A New Edition. With considerable Additions and Improvements. 2 volumes, with 4 folding plates, 352 and 356pp, 12mo, original cloth, both volumes neatly recased, one plate partly waterstained, one other plate waterstained to one margin. Helston: Printed and Published by W. Penaluna, 1848. £205.00





  223. Penhallurick (R.D) THE BIRDS OF CORNWALL AND THE ISLES OF SCILLY. Illusts, maps, and diagrams, 200pp, roy 8vo, dustwrapper. First edition, D. Bradford Barton, Truro: 1969. £25.00





  224. Perry (Margaret) THE HEART OF THE VILLAGE. The Story of St Cleer School 1877-1983. A History. Illusts, 74pp, 4to, original pictorial card covers. Colombian Press, Plymouth: 1992. £16.00





  225. Peter (Richard) and (Otho Bathurst) THE HISTORIES OF LAUNCESTON AND DUNHEVED, in the County of Cornwall. Illusts., and folding maps, vi + (ii) + 423pp, few small spots to partly faded original cloth. First edition, Plymouth: W. Brendon, 1885. £105.00
    * Presentation inscription, on the title-page, from the authors to Johanna Peter of Kentucky.






  226. Pevsner (Nicholas) CORNWALL. (Buildings of England series). Plates, double-page map, 251pp, paperback, spine slightly darkened and rubbed to edges. First edition, Harmondsworth: Penguin books, 1951. £15.00





  227. Pinching (A.E), One of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Mines ACCIDENT AT DRAKEWALL'S MINE. Special Report to the Right Hon. the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the Circumstances Attending an Accident at the Drakewall's Mine, Gunnislake, On the 5th February, 1889, Whereby Two Men were Entombed. With a folding plan and a folding section, 6pp, folio, stitched and unbound as issued. London: Printed for Her Majesty's Stationary Office. 1889. £120.00





  228. [Pitt (T)] A STATE OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONVOCATION, OR PARLIAMENT FOR THE STANNARIES OF THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL, Held at Lestwithiel, on Tuesday the 28th Day of August 1750, and at Helstone by Prorogation on Saturday the 20th of October following: AND ALSO The Point in Dispute between the Lord Warden, and the House of Stanators, impartially stated, and fairly discussed. Together with some Observations by a Cornish Man. Title + 75pp, 12mo, recent qtr calf, marbled boards, leather label. London: Printed for R. Baldwin, at the Rose, in Paternoster-Row, 1751. £180.00





  229. Pocock (Sally J) BEHIND BARS A Chronicle of Bodmin Goal. Illusts, 69pp, 4to, original pictorial card covers. Sally J. Pocock, Truro: 1998. £12.00





  230. Pole (William) A TREATISE ON THE CORNISH PUMPING ENGINE; Part I. Historical Notice of the Application of the Steam Engine to the purpose of Draining the Mines of Cornwall, and of its improvement in that District. Part II. Description of the Cornish Pumping Engine, and its various peculiarities as contrasted with the ordinary Boulton and Watt Single-Acting Engine. Part III. Analytical Investigation of the Action of the Engine. With 10 folding plates, wood-cut illusts in the text, xii + 236pp, 4to, 3 parts bound in 1 volume, recent full calf, raised bands, morocco label on spine, few neat repairs to verso of plates where folded, couple of short tears to central fold of one plate. London: John Weale, 1844 and 1848. £480.00
    * Gives a full account of the historical applications of the steam engine in draining Cornish mines, as well as descriptions and comparisons with other engines.






  231. [Polsue (Joseph)] LAKE'S A COMPLETE PAROCHIAL HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL, Compiled from the best authorities & corrected and improved from actual survey. Volume 3 of 4 only. Numerous illustrations and pedigrees, vi + 416pp, 4to, later cloth, prelims slightly spotty, a small amount of pencilled marginalia. First edition. Truro & London: 1870. £45.00
    * This volume covers the parishes of Laneast to Newlyn.






  232. [Polsue (Joseph)] LAKE'S A COMPLETE PAROCHIAL HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL, Compiled from the best authorities & corrected and improved from actual survey. Numerous illustrations and pedigrees, x + 412pp and ix + 411pp and vi + 415+ (1)pp, and 352 + 167 + xpp, 4 volumes, the first 3 volumes are bound in matching half calf, raised bands, cloth sides, and marbled endpapers, gilt tooling on spines, edges slightly rubbed, 4 outer hinges partly split, a.e.g., the other volume bound in half calf, cloth sides, contrasting labels on spine. First editions, William Lake: Truro: 1867-68-70 & 72. £200.00





  233. [Polsue (Joseph)] LAKE'S A COMPLETE PAROCHIAL HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL, Compiled from the best authorities & corrected and improved from actual survey. Numerous illustrations and pedigrees, x + 412pp and ix + 411pp and vi + 415+ (1)pp, and 352 + 167 + xpp, 4 volumes, early half calf, marbled boards, spines gilt tooled, leather labels, spines and edges slightly rubbed, occasional spotting. First editions, William Lake: Truro: 1867-68-70 & 72. £200.00





  234. Polwhele (Rev. R) BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES IN CORNWALL. Volume 3 of 3 only. 180pp, 12mo, untrimmed in contemporary, plain paper boards, partly faded and rubbed. Truro: Printed by W. Polybank. 1831. £20.00
    * This volume concerns the 'Memoirs of John Whitaker', author of books on Cornwall, Manchester and Rector of Ruan Lanyhorne where he died in 1808.






  235. Polwhele (Richard) THE HISTORY OF CORNWALL. With an introduction by A.L. Rowse. Seven volumes bound in three. With 49 plates and 16 pedigrees, dustwrappers 4to. Facsimile Reprint. LIMITED TO 250 SETS. First published 1803-1808. Reprinted, Dorking: Kohler and Coombes, 1978. £200.00





  236. Pool (P.A.S) THE HISTORY OF THE TOWN AND BOROUGH OF PENZANCE. With 19 plates, textual illusts, [xii] + 291pp, original cloth. Published by the Corporation of Penzance: 1974. £20.00





  237. Porter (Philip E.B), Some time Alderman and one time Mayor. AROUND AND ABOUT SALTASH Historical Notes and Notions. Full-page illusts and illusts in the text, [vi] + 305pp, original cloth, numbered limited edition. Dingle and Co., Saltash: 1905. £160.00
    * 'I am limiting this edition.... ' author, Preface. There is no mention of the number printed, this is number 69.






  238. Pounds (Norman J.G), editor THE PARLIAMENTARY SURVEY OF THE DUCHY OF CORNWALL. Part I (Austell Prior - Saltash); Part II (Isles of Scilly - West Antony and Manors in Devon). With 2 folding maps, xxiv + 130pp, and 131-271pp, 2 volumes, original card covers. Devon & Cornwall Record Society New Series, Volumes. 25 & 27. Torquay: 1982-84. £24.00





  239. Price (L.L) 'WEST BARBARY' or Notes On The System Of Work And Wages In The Cornish Mines. 91pp, recent cloth, original printed board bound in, lacks rear board, few spots to prelims. Henry Frowde, Oxford: 1891. £85.00





  240. Provis (John), of Truro TABLES OF THE MOST USEFUL KIND, TO FACILITATE BUSINESS IN SEVERAL BRANCHES OF THE COPPER TRADE, Never before Printed, and which will apply to almost every individual concerned therein; from Original Calculations, made with the Greatest Circumspection. 263 + (1)pp, 4to, later qtr calf, spine slightly rubbed and faded, slight spotting to prelims. First edition, Truro: Printed for the Author, by J. Tregoning at the Cornish Press. 1801. £140.00





  241. Pryce (W), of Redruth MINERALOGIA CORNUBIENSIS; A Treatise on Minerals, Mines, and Mining: containing the Theory and Natural History of Strata, Fissures, and Lodes, with the Methods of discovering and working of Tin, Copper and Lead Mines.... to which is added An Explanation of the Terms and Idioms of Miners. With portrait frontis, 7 plates and 2 folding tables, xxxvi + xiv + 331pp, folio, early half calf, marbled boards, and endpapers, later recase retaining endpapers, and with the original spine laid down. Loosely inserted is useful Index, on 5 pages, which was compiled in 1991. First edition, London: Printed for the Author, by James Phillips, 1778. £950.00
    * 'It was the result of careful study of the mining world of Cornwall, and is still of value, both for historical purposes and for practical mining.' D.N.B.






  242. Quiller-Couch (A.T), editor THE CORNISH MAGAZINE. Volumes 1 and 2 all published. Numerous illusts, 488 and 400pp, roy 8vo, original pictorial cloth, covers to one volume dull with short tear to head of spine, and recent endpapers, fore-edges to this volume slightly waterstained. Truro: Joseph Pollard. 1898-99. £40.00 --- See sample text
    * Includes stories, poetry and articles on Dolcoath, Falmouth, Newquay, Sennen, Mount Edgcumbe, smugglers, etc.






  243. Quiller-Couch (M. and L) ANCIENT AND HOLY WELLS OF CORNWALL. Illusts., xxxi + 217pp, original cloth, small ink note and private ownership label to front-endpaper. First edition, London: Chas. J. Clark, 1894. £50.00





  244. Ratcliffe (Jeanette) THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF SCILLY. An assessment of the resources and recommendations for its future. With 14 folding maps, illusts, 213pp, pictorial card covers, name to title-page. Second edition, Cornwall Archaeological Unit, Truro: 1989. £18.00





  245. [Redding (Cyrus)] AN ILLUSTRATED ITINERARY OF THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL. With an engraved frontis., an engraved map, 5 full page steel engravings and numerous textual illusts, viii + 264pp, roy 8vo, original half roan, slightly rubbed to edges, usual foxing to prelims, plates spotty mainly to edges, small waterstain to frontispiece. First edition, London: How and Parsons, 1842. £45.00





  246. [Redding (Cyrus)] AN ILLUSTRATED ITINERARY OF THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL. With an engraved frontis., an engraved map, 5 full page steel engravings and numerous textual illusts, viii + 264pp, roy 8vo, recent half cloth, marbled boards, usual occasional light foxing, narrow water stain to top of a few plates. First edition, London: How and Parsons, 1842. £35.00





  247. Rees (Edgar A) OLD PENZANCE. With 12 plates, 124pp, original cloth, spine slightly dull, one corner of top board slightly rubbed, new front endpaper. Published by the author. Penzance: 1956. £18.00 --- See sample text





  248. Reid (Clement), Barrow (G), Dewey (Henry), Flett (J.S) and D.A. MacAlister THE GEOLOGY OF THE COUNTRY AROUND PADSTOW AND CAMELFORD. With 4 plates and textual illusts, v + 120pp, recent cloth with the original wraps bound in. First edition, Memoirs of the Geological Survey. London: 1910. £50.00





  249. Rendell (J.M) TO THE REV. CANON ROGERS. REPORT ON THE PRACTICABILITY OF FORMING A HARBOUR, AT THE MOUTH OF THE LOE POOL, IN MOUNT'S BAY, near Helston, in the County of Cornwall. With 2 folding lithographic plans by Hulmandel, 16pp, original printed paper wraps, few spots to lower wrap, preserved in a recent marbled covered box, with a paper label on the top cover. First edition, Printed by J.B. Rowe, Plymouth, 1837. £400.00
    * The idea of the harbour was to provide a safe anchorage between Falmouth and Penzance, and as an outlet for the nearby Stannary town of Helston, but it was never built. The Loe Pool was owned by Rogers.






  250. Rendell (Joan) A PARISH ALBUM OF WERRINGTON. Numerous illusts, map, 111pp, 4to, original pictorial card covers. Columbian Press, Plymouth: 1990. £15.00





  251. Robbins (Alfred F) LAUNCESTON, PAST AND PRESENT; A Historical and Descriptive Sketch. Frontis, 3 plates, x + 450pp, full calf, raised bands, leather label, gilt lines, marbled endpapers, and page edges, date in ink to foot of title-page. Second edition. Launceston: Walter Weighell, 1888. £75.00





  252. Rodd (Edward Hearle) THE BIRDS OF CORNWALL AND THE SCILLY ISLANDS. Edited by J.E. Harting. Folding map, portrait frontis., lvi + 320pp, original cloth, head and foot of spine slightly rubbed, edges slightly rubbed. First edition, London: Trubner and Co., 1880. £50.00





  253. [Rowe (J.H),], editor CORNISH NOTES AND QUERIES (First Series) Reprinted from the Cornish Telegraph. Edited by Peter Penn. Illusts, 323 + (xiv)pp, original cloth, front inner hinge cracked though sound. All Published. London: Elliott Stock. Penzance: Cornish Telegraph, 1906. £25.00
    * Includes articles:- Cornish Language; Mail Coach Drivers; Family of Tangye; Probus Church; Tintagel; St. Columb; Cornish Pikemen, etc.






  254. Rowe (John) CORNWALL IN THE AGE OF THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION. With introduction by A.L. Rowse and E.V. Thompson. xiv + 375pp, original cloth, partly faded dustwrapper. Second Enlarged Edition, St. Austell: Cornish Hillside Publications, 1993. £18.00





  255. Rowe (John) THE HARD-ROCK MEN. Cornish Immigrants and the North American Mining Frontier. Illusts, map endpapers, short tear to dustwrapper which is slightly rubbed to edges. Liverpool University Press, 1974. £30.00





  256. Rowse (A.L) SIR RICHARD GRENVILLE of the Revenge. An Elizabethan Hero. With 9 plates, 365pp, original cloth, dustwrapper. Second impression of the First edition, London: Jonathan Cape, 1937. £18.00






    Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Reports
    A selection from my stock.







  257. Royal Geological Society of Cornwall. TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF CORNWALL. Instituted February 11th, 1814. Volume THE FIRST. With 2 maps, one of which is hand coloured, and 3 plates, xxiv + 284pp, early half calf, raised bands, 2 leather labels, 2 portions chipped from spine, crude leather repair to top of spine, rear board loose, top hinge almost broken. William Phillips, London: 1818. £145.00
    * With the engraved armorial bookplate of Chas. Wm. Boase. Includes articles by Davy on the Geology of Cornwall; Hawkins on Polgooth mine; and other articles by Paris, Vivian, etc.






  258. Royal Geological Society of Cornwall. ROYAL GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF CORNWALL TRANSACTIONS Volume the SECOND. With 2 coloured folding maps, and 5 plates, partly coloured and 3 of which are folding, 462pp, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, crude leather repair to over half of top of spine. T. Vigurs, Penzance: 1822. £200.00
    * With the engraved armorial bookplate of Chas. Wm. Boase. Includes:- Mineral Productions, and the Geology of the Parish of St. Just; Tin-ore of Botallack & Levant; Geology of the Land's-end District; Serpentine District of Cornwall, etc.






  259. Royal Geological Society of Cornwall. TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF CORNWALL. Volume the FOURTH. With a large coloured folding map of the county, 3 folding coloured sections, vii + 504pp, early half calf, marbled boards, leather labels, raised bands, top half of the spine crudely repaired with calf, covers rubbed to edges. T. Vigurs, Penzance: 1832. £225.00
    * Includes:- Hawkins. On Structure and Composition of Cornish Peninsula; Colenso. Tin Stream Tin Works at Pentuan; Henwood. Tin-Ore in Cornwall; Hawkins. State of Our Tin Mines, etc.






  260. Royal Geological Society of Cornwall ROYAL GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF CORNWALL TRANSACTIONS Volume 9. Part. 1. With 2 coloured maps, vii + 164pp, original printed wraps dusty, slightly shaken, spine chipped. Penzance: 1875. £40.00
    * Includes:- Geology of Lundy Island; Geology of Penzance Bay; Bones of a Whale found at Pentuan, etc.






  261. Royal Geological Society of Cornwall ROYAL GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF CORNWALL REPORTS. All of the reports for volume 9, except for the 50th and 64th, comprising the 51st (1864), 52nd (1865), 53rd (1866), 54th (1867), 55th (1869), 56th (1869), 57th (1870), 58th (1871), 59th (1872), 60th (1873), 61st (1874), 62nd (1875), 63rd (1876). 13 reports bound in 7 in their original wraps, one top wrap slightly chipped to head and foot, ink note denoting part and vol 9 to each wrap. W. Cornish, Penzance: 1868-1873; F. Rodda, Penzance: 1872-1874; W. Brendon, Plymouth: 1875-1877. £65.00





  262. Royal Geological Society of Cornwall ROYAL GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF CORNWALL TRANSACTIONS Volume 12. Part 1, and parts 3 to 9, lacking part 2. Plates, maps, sections, 8 parts in the original printed wraps, few parts chipped and missing from a few spines, wraps loose, and slightly ragged to two parts, one part lacks wraps. Penzance: 1896-1904. £65.00
    * Includes articles on Fossils on the North Coast; the Lizard Rocks; Geological Structures in West Cornwall; Coast Sections in St. Minver; Gunwalloe, etc.







    Royal Institution of Cornwall Journals
    A selection from my stock.







  263. [Sandys (W)] SPECIMENS OF CORNISH PROVINCIAL DIALECT, collected & arranged by Uncle Jan Treenoodle, with some introductory remarks and a glossary by an antiquarian friend. Also a selection of songs and other pieces connected with Cornwall. Frontis, 108pp, untrimmed in the original cloth, couple of short splits to outer hinges, with the original paper label, which is slightly chipped to edges, on top board, edges of frontis spotty, name in a contemporary hand to front endpaper. First edition, London: John Russell Smith, 1846. £95.00





  264. [Sandys (William)] TRANSACTIONS OF THE LOGGERVILLE LITERARY SOCIETY. Frontis, textual illusts, 168pp, original cloth, a.e.g., inner hinges almost broken. Printed for Private Circulation. 1867. £35.00
    * Includes chapters on a Tour in Cornwall and on Giants of Cornwall. See Boase and Courtney's Bibliotheca Cornubiensis, vol 2, page 624.






  265. Shapland (John) ST. EVAL CHURCH AND PARISH. Illusts, maps, 220 + 2 page list of subscribers, cyclostyled, 4to, original card covers. Privately published, Wadebridge: 1994. £18.00





  266. Shaw (Thomas) A HISTORY OF CORNISH METHODISM. Plates, 145 + (iii)pp adverts, dustwrapper protected in loose plastic sleeve. Truro: D. Bradford Barton, 1967. £20.00





  267. Shore (H.N) OLD FOYE DAYS. PART II. Containing An Authentic Account of the Exploits of the Smugglers in and around the Port of Fowey. 96pp, original cloth-backed printed boards. Privately Printed, 1907. £25.00





  268. Simcoe (Rev. H.A), editor LIGHT FROM THE WEST; or, The Cornish Parochial Visitor. Volumes 1 and 2. Two volumes bound in 1, illustrated with occasional wood cuts, 286 + (2)pp, and 283 + (1)pp, 12mo, contemporary, unlettered, half calf, marbled boards, rubbed. Cornwall: Rev. H.A. Simcoe, Penheale - Press. 1832 and 1833. £60.00
    * Issued in penny monthly numbers, most issues being 24pp. The last one mentioned by Boase & Courtney, being vol xvii, 1848. Mainly of religious interest.






  269. Simcoe (Rev. H.A), editor LIGHT FROM THE WEST; or, The Cornish Parochial Visitor. Volumes 3 and 4. Two volumes bound in 1, illustrated with occasional wood cuts, 284 + (2)pp, and 288 + (2)pp, 12mo, contemporary, unlettered, half calf, marbled boards, rubbed. Cornwall: Rev. H.A. Simcoe, Penheale - Press. 1834 and 1835. £60.00
    * Issued in penny monthly numbers, most issues being 24pp. The last one mentioned by Boase & Courtney, being vol xvii, 1848. Mainly of religious interest.






  270. Simcoe (Rev. H.A), editor LIGHT FROM THE WEST or, The Cornish Parochial Visitor. Volume 5. Illustrated with occasional wood cuts, [iv] + 288pp, 12mo, early binders cloth. Cornwall: Rev. H.A. Simcoe, Penheale - Press. 1836. £25.00
    * Issued in penny monthly numbers, most issues being 24pp. Mainly of religious interest. See Boase and Courtney's Bibliotheca Cornubiensis volume 2 page 651.






  271. Simonin (L) MINES AND MINERS or Underground Life. Illustrated with 160 engravings on wood, 20 maps geologically coloured and 10 plates of metals and minerals, xix + 522 + [ii]pp, 4to, recent cloth, margins to a couple of prelims slightly dusty, and one of these leaves slightly ragged to fore-edge. London: William Mackenzie, Preface dated, 1868. £250.00
    * 'M. Simonin visited the Cornish mines in 1862. His work contains numerous accounts of Cornwall and its mining works....' Boase and Courtney. Volume 2, page 653.






  272. Skues (Keith) CORNISH HERITAGE. Numerous illusts, maps, ix + 692pp, dustwrapper. Werner Shaw, London: 1985. £30.00
    * An in depth study of the Cornish mining family of Skues it includes many transcripts from parish registers. The Skewes, Skewis, Skews and Skues family are spread throughout Cornwall, with many of them originating in the Camborne, Redruth, and Helston areas. Several members of the mining branch of the family went to Australia, Chile, Mexico, U.S.A., South Africa, etc.






  273. Smith (Rev. G.C), Penzance, Cornwall THE LOG-BOOK; or A Review of Various Circumstances in the voyage of Life, that contributed to Originate and Promote the present important diffusion of Religion in The maritime World.... With.... SHIPS OF WAR; Being The Second Part of The Log-Book; or A Review of Various Circumstances in the Voyage of Life.... 2 items, Vignette title, 24pp, 12mo, disbound.... and.... vignette title, 24pp, 12mo, disbound. F. Westley, London: c.1820 £25.00





  274. Spargo (Thomas) THE MINES OF CORNWALL. Statistics and Observations. 1865. Plans some of which are folding, in the 6 original parts, printed wraps, now contained in a marbled slipcase, with printed labels. Originally published in 1865. Reprinted, D.B. Barton, Truro: 1960-61. £45.00





  275. St. Mary, Truro, transcribed and edited by Miss Susan E. Gay, Mrs Howard Fox, Miss Stella Fox and H. Stapley-Soper. THE REGISTER OF BAPTISMS, MARRIAGES AND BURIALS OF THE PARISH OF ST. MARY, TRURO, A.D. 1597 to 1837. 2 volumes, xix + 358 (lacking pages 1-16, 33-48 and 81-96) and 359 - 748pp, loose, unbound, and partly unopened as issued, half title dusty, and with portion torn from lower edge, and portion missing from top edge. The Devon and Cornwall Record Society, Exeter: 1940. £80.00





  276. Stithians Parish History Group THE BOOK OF STITHIANS. The Changing Face of a Cornish Parish. Illusts, 160pp, 4to, dustwrapper, ownership name to front endpaper. Halsgrove, Tiverton: 1999. £25.00





  277. Stoate (T), editor and publisher CORNWALL MILITARY SURVEY 1522 with the Loan Books and a Tinners Muster Roll c.1535. xviii + 209pp, small folio, original cloth. T.L. Stoate, Almondsbury: 1987. £70.00





  278. Stoate (T.L), editor and publisher. CORNWALL SUBSIDIES IN THE REIGN OF HENRY VIII 1524 and 1543 and the Benevolence of 1545. xii + 196pp, small folio, original cloth. T.L. Stoate, Almondsbury: 1985. £75.00





  279. Stoate (T.L), editor and publisher. CORNWALL MANORIAL RENTALS AND SURVEYS. iii + 198pp, small folio, original cloth. T.L. Stoate. Almondsbury: 1988. £30.00
    * Includes these Manors:- Bodulgate, Carnanton, Colquite, Hengar, Hornacott, Launcestonland, Liskeard, Moders, Powton, Penheale, Pentyn, Rilloton, Rosemorron, Roseworthy, Stoke Climsland, Tintagel, Trematon.






  280. Stoate (T.L.), editor and publisher CORNWALL HEARTH AND POLL TAXES 1660-1664. Direct Taxation in Cornwall in the Reign of Charles II. xxiv + 309pp, small folio, original cloth, couple of corners slightly bruised. T.L. Stoate, Almondsbury: 1981. £85.00





  281. Stockdale (F.W.L) EXCURSIONS IN THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL.... Engraved and printed title pages, a folding engraved map, and 48 plates. 171 + [vi]pp, lacks last leaf of index, early binders cloth, occasional foxing. First edition, Simpkin and Marshall, London: 1824. £50.00





  282. Stockdale (F.W.L) EXCURSIONS IN THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL, Comprising a Concise Historical and Topographical Delineation of the Principal Towns and Villages, together with Descriptions of the Residences of the Nobility and Gentry. Remains of Antiquity..... Frontis, engraved and printed title pages, a folding engraved map and 48 plates, xi + 171 + 8pp, early half calf, marbled boards, rubbed to edges, outer hinges split at head of spine for approx. 1", small portion missing from head of spine, leather label on spine, occasional foxing and off-setting, signs where label removed from front endpaper. Large paper copy. First edition, London: Simpkin & Marshall, 1824. £150.00





  283. Stockdale (F.W.L) EXCURSIONS IN THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL, Comprising a Concise Historical and Topographical Delineation of the Principal Towns and Villages, together with Descriptions of the Residences of the Nobility and Gentry. Remains of Antiquity..... With engraved and printed title pages, a folding engraved map and 48 plates, xi + 184 + 8 page index, sm 8vo, early half calf, raised bands, spine gilt tooled, marbled boards, and endpapers, t.e.g., occasional foxing. First edition, London: Simpkin & Marshall, 1824. £110.00
    * This a smaller paper edition than usual, with the text re-set.






  284. Stokes (Whitley) GWREANS AN BYS. THE CREATION OF THE WORLD, A Cornish Mystery, Edited, with a Translation and Notes by Whitley Stokes, Esq. 208 + advert leaf, original cloth, first and last leaf slightly browned First edition, Philosophical Society by A. Asher & Co., Berlin: 1863. £130.00





  285. Stoyel (Alan) and Williams (Peter) IMAGES OF CORNISH TIN. Numerous coloured illusts, 192pp, 4to, dustwrapper. First edition, English Heritage, Landmark Publishing, 2001. £40.00





  286. Symons (Alison) TREMEDDA DAYS A View of Zennor, 1900-1944. Illusts, x + 212pp, original pictorial card covers. Tabb House, Padstow: 1992. £14.00





  287. Symons (R) GEOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OR GAZETTEER OF THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL. With a Treatise on the Geology of Cornwall (and Map) by Brenton Symonds. 2 folding maps one of which is coloured, xvi + 238 + 10pp of adverts, 4to, original cloth, partly faded, and slightly chipped to head and foot of spine, lightly rubbed to edges. Penzance: Printed by F. Rodda. 1884. £110.00





  288. Tate Gallery ST IVES 1939-64. Twenty Five years of Painting, Sculpture and Pottery. Numerous illusts, some in colour, 248pp, 4to, original card covers. Tate Gallery, 1985. £30.00
    * Exhibition catalogue with biographical details of the artists.






  289. Tatham (Arthur) A CHURCH THE HOUSE OF GOD, AND GATE OF HEAVEN. A Sermon Preached in the Church of S. Peter and S. Paul, Sheviocke, Cornwall, at the Re-Dedication of the Chancel, On the Festival of S. Peter, A.D. MCCCL. 21pp, disbound. Plymouth & Devonport: Roger Lidstone, 1860. £16.00





  290. Thomas (Charles) CHRISTIAN ANTIQUITIES OF CAMBORNE. Plates and textual illusts, 206pp, some spotting to dustwrapper which is now protected with a transparent cover, slight marks to endpapers, small ownership label to front endpaper. First edition, H.E. Warne, St. Austell: 1967. £28.00





  291. Thomas (Charles) VIEWS AND LIKENESSES. Photographers and their work in Cornwall and Scilly 1839-1870. Numerous illusts, 164pp, 4to, original pictorial card covers. Royal Institution of Cornwall, Truro: 1988. £15.00





  292. Thomas (John), printer ANCIENT AND MODERN HISTORY OF MOUNT'S BAY, with every Civil and Military Transaction, in Saint Michael's Mount, Marazion, Penzance, Paul, Buryan, Saint Levan, Sennen, Saint Just, &c. The Third Edition, Revised and Corrected with Considerable Additions. Frontis, 108pp, 12mo, early paper boards, recent cloth spine, paper label on spine, boards rubbed to corners, frontis and title-page spotty. Penzance: Printed by and for John Thomas. 1831. £130.00





  293. Thomas (W. Herbert), editor POEMS OF CORNWALL by Thirty Cornish Authors. Frontis., 167pp, original cloth, very lightly rubbed to edges. Penzance: Printed and Published by F. Rodda, 1892. £26.00





  294. Thurston (Edgar) and Vigurs (Chambre C) A SUPPLEMENT TO F. HAMILTON DAVEY'S FLORA OF CORNWALL. Frontis., 172pp, original cloth backed printed paper boards, lightly rubbed, top margins of last few leaves slightly ragged, not affecting text. Truro: Oscar Blackford, 1922. £22.00





  295. Todd (Arthur Cecil) THE CORNISH MINER IN AMERICA The Contribution to the Mining History of the United States by emigrant Cornish miners - the men called Cousin Jacks. Plates, 5 maps, 279pp, dustwrapper. Signed presentation inscription by the author to A.L. Rowse. First edition, D. Bradford, Barton, Truro: 1967. £30.00





  296. Todd (Arthur Cecil) THE CORNISH MINER IN AMERICA The Contribution to the Mining History of the United States by emigrant Cornish miners - the men called Cousin Jacks. Plates, 5 maps, 279pp, dustwrapper protected in a stuck on transparent plastic film, some spotting to fore-edges, otherwise clean. First edition, D. Bradford, Barton, Truro: 1967. £16.00





  297. Toy (H. Spencer) A HISTORY OF EDUCATION AT LAUNCESTON. 408pp, original cloth, partly faded dustwrapper, with few short tears. Wordens, Marazion: 1966. £35.00
    * Signed by the author on the title-page.






  298. Toy (H. Spencer) THE HISTORY OF HELSTON. Folding plan, xxix + 652pp, original cloth, lacks dustwrapper, some spotting to prelims and page edges, one prelim. torn and repaired with glue. First edition, Oxford University Press, 1936. £85.00





  299. Tregarthen (J.C) THE STORY OF A HARE. Illusts, viii + 199 + 4 pages of publishers adverts, original cloth, slight spotting to fore-edges, t.e.g. First edition, London: John Murray, 1909. £30.00
    * With a presentation inscription to Thurston C. Peter from the author on the front endpaper and a note signed by the author to Peter tipped in at the rear.






  300. Tregarthen (J.C) THE LIFE STORY OF A BADGER. With 8 plates, map, xv + 152pp, original cloth partly faded, slightly rubbed to edges and head of spine. First edition, London: John Murray, 1925. £12.00





  301. Tregellas (I.T) CORNISH TALES, In Prose and Verse, With a Glossary. 192 + 2pp, sm 8vo, recent qtr cloth, original pictorial card covers pasted down, verso of title-page and first leaf slightly dusty, small area of paper missing from lower corner of top board. Truro: Netherton & Worth, c.1880. £16.00





  302. Tregellas (Walter H) TOURISTS' GUIDE TO CORNWALL AND THE SCILLY ISLES: Containing Succinct Information Concerning All the Principal Places and Objects of Interest in the County. Folding map. vi + 169 + 32pp of adverts, 12mo, original cloth, front inner hinge cracked though sound. Sixth Edition, London: Edward Stanford, 1891. £18.00





  303. Tregoning (Joseph), Pr and sold by THE LAWS OF THE STANNARIES OF CORNWALL; With Marginal Notes and References to Authorities. To which are added The Several Acts of Parliament, Schedule of Fees, Resolutions of the Judges, referred to in the Several Constitutions, and a Copious Index. iv + 130 + (ix)pp, uncut, in the original paper boards, lacks most of spine, stitching slightly loosening, boards rubbed to edges, prelims and rear endpaper foxed. First Edition, Truro: Printed and Sold by Joseph Tregoning. 1808. £130.00





  304. [Trenhaile (J)] RECREATIONS IN RHYME, by a Cornubian. With a portrait frontis., of Dolly Pentreath, 264 + 4pp list of subscribers, recent half calf, cloth sides, raised bands, spine gilt tooled, marbled endpapers. With the label of John Blowey to front pastedown. Longman, Rees, Orme.... London, and W. Byers, Devonport: 1834. £100.00





  305. Trevithick (Francis) LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, With an account of his inventions. Illustrated with engravings on wood by W.J. Welch, engraved portrait frontis. xii + 388 and viii + 403pp, 2 volumes, original cloth, light spotting to prelims of volume 1. First edition, London: E. & F.N. Spon, 1872. £200.00





  306. Trounson (J.H), edited by Roger Burt and Peter Waite. CORNWALL'S FUTURE MINES. Areas in Cornwall of Mineral Potential. Illusts, xvi + 164pp, original pictorial card covers. University of Exeter Press, 1993. £12.00





  307. Tunnicliff (W) A TOPOGRAPHICAL SURVEY OF THE COUNTIES.... the CORNWALL section. With a large hand coloured folding map of the county, double-page index table of distances, pages numbered 217-256 plus 5 engraved pages of coats of arms, recent qtr cloth, paper boards, paper label on spine, bound with numerous blanks. Salisbury: Printed for the Author by B.C. Collins, 1791. £120.00
    * Extracted from a larger work. Includes:- 'Travelling Index to the Great Roads in Cornwall', and a list of the 'Principal Nobility and Gentry in the County of Cornwall.'






  308. Tymms (Samuel) COUNTY OF CORNWALL. Section extracted from 'Camden's Britannia Epitomized and Continued.' Engraved map, with Scilly Isles inset, 41pp, 12mo, neat repair to first of first inner margin, disbound. Nichols and Son, London: (1832) £24.00





  309. Uren (J.G), Late Postmaster of Penzance SCILLY AND THE SCILLONIANS. With 63 plates, 149 + 3 pages of adverts, original decorative cloth, lightly rubbed to edges, short split to head of top outer hinge, some spotting to fore-edges, and to title-page. "The Western Morning News," Plymouth: 1907. £50.00





  310. Vale (Edmund) THE HARVEYS OF HAYLE. Engine Builders, Shipwrights, and Merchants of Cornwall. With plates, 8 maps and diagrams, 356pp, original cloth, with dustwrapper, ownership name to front endpaper. Truro: D. Bradford Barton Ltd. 1966. £40.00





  311. Vaughan (John) THE NEWQUAY BRANCH and its Branches. Illusts, 192pp, 4to, dustwrapper. Haynes Oxford Publishing Co., 1991. £20.00





  312. Venning (James) AN ILLUSTRATED POSTAL DIRECTORY, with Maps and Historical Notices, of TWENTY PARISHES IN EAST CORNWALL.... Third Edition, with 110 illustrations, Edited by the Rev. J. Birkbeck. In 2 Parts.- Part I. Postal Directory, Pages 1 to 200. Part II. Historical Notices, Pages 1 to 282. Illusts, folding map, 280 + xiii + (3)pp, includes numerous adverts, original cloth, recent endpapers, map neatly repaired to one fold but with old cellotape stains where once repaired. Third Edition, revised and enlarged. Callington. J. Venning, Printer and Stationer, Post Office. 1901. £105.00
    * Although on the title-page it mentions that part II has 282 pages, this is a mis-print: it ends at page 280.






  313. Venning (James) HISTORICAL NOTICES With Illustrations and Map of TWENTY PARISHES IN EAST CORNWALL. Part I. contains Historical Notes and Legends dating from 500 years before the Norman Conquest, to 1901 in the 20th Century (revised). Part II. Historical Notes from 1901 to 1934. Part III. Hymns and poems composed by the Publisher from 1901 to 1934. Part IV. A brief review of the Author's adventurous and strenuous career. Illusts, folding map, 237 + 134 + iv page index, some spotting to the original cloth, recased with new endpapers, spine faded. Fourth Edition, with Illustrations. November, Plymouth: 1934. £75.00
    * As usual this copy does not have the minor Parts III and IV found in some copies of the Fourth edition.






  314. Vivian (Lt-Col J.L) VISITATIONS OF CORNWALL, comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1530, 1573 and 1620. With additions. iv + 672 + (1) page 'Supplementary Addenda and Corrigenda', 4to, original qtr morocco, cloth boards, spine slightly rubbed to edges, some spotting to prelims. Exeter: William Pollard, 1887. £500.00





  315. Walke (Bernard) TWENTY YEARS AT ST. HILARY. vii + 307 + 8pp (publishers adverts), original cloth, few spots to prelims. First edition, London: Methuen & Co., 1935. £40.00





  316. Walker (Rev. Robert) TWO LETTERS, ADDRESSED TO THE FREEHOLDERS AND FREEMEN OF THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL; Containing Remarks on some Doctrines Promulgated by Francis Gregor, Esq. in a pamphlet, entitled, "Observations on the Resolutions Passed by Certain Friends of Parliamentary Reform at Bodmin." 82pp, untrimmed and stitched into recent, unlettered, card covers. Portions missing from lower inner margins of title-page and first 14 leaves, intruding into text affecting just a couple, or approx. 10 words, 3 leaves have fore-edge margins strengthened and are partly water stained. Printed and Published by J. Heard, Truro: 1812. £18.00





  317. [Wallis (J)] THE BODMIN REGISTER; containing collections relative to the Past & Present State of the Parish of Bodmin; and also A Statistical View of the Twenty-eight Parishes within a circle of eight miles round Bodmin Church: together with many particulars and statistical tables concerning the County, Archdeaconry, Parliamentary Districts, and Poor Law Unions of Cornwall; with An Appendix on the Diocese of Exeter; &c. &c. &c. Published in Numbers, from 1827 to 1838. ix + 411 + 16pp, early half calf, marbled boards and endpapers, slightly rubbed, top outer hinge partly cracked, small ownership label to front endpaper. Printed by Liddell and Son, Bodmin: (1838) £90.00





  318. Weighell (W), printer WEIGHELL'S GUIDE TO NORTH CORNWALL Folding map, illusts, [viii] + 127 + 7pp (adverts), sm 8vo, original limp cloth. 6th Edition. Launceston: W. Weighell, c.190- £20.00





  319. Wellington (R) TABLES CALCULATED TO FACILITATE BUSINESS IN THE TIN TRADE. 85pp, 12mo, recent qtr cloth, marbled boards. (Second Edition.) Camborne: Printed by J. Trevelyan, Book-binder. 1853. £38.00
    * Wellington was at one time clerk to Will. Cornish, merchant, Marazion; In the employment of Messrs Bolithos, tin smelters, Chyandour; purser of Ding Dong mine for 17 years. See Boase & Courtney's Bibliotheca Cornubiensis, vol 2, page 860.






  320. West Looe REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF WEST LOOE. Title + pages numbered 538-542, complete, extracted from a larger work, folio, disbound, pages loose. House of Commons, London: 1835. £15.00
    * Sections of the Report cover:- History; Courts; Corporate Body; Police; Revenue, etc.






  321. Whetter (James) CORNWALL IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY. An economic history of Kernow. Maps, plates, 219pp, worn dustwrapper with a few tears and small portions missing, pencil marks to a few margins. Lodenack Press, Padstow: 1974. £20.00





  322. Whetter (James) THE HISTORY OF GLASNEY COLLEGE. Illusts, plans, 122pp, original pictorial card covers. First edition, Tabb House, Padstow: 1988. £18.00





  323. Whitaker (John), Rector of Ruan-Lanythorne THE ANCIENT CATHEDRAL OF CORNWALL Historically Surveyed. With 2 engraved plates, 348 and 434pp, 2 volumes, bound in 1, 4to, early half morocco, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, t.e.g., fore-edges untrimmed, covers slightly rubbed. London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1804. £120.00





  324. Whitfeld (Rev. H.J) SCILLY AND ITS LEGENDS. With the printed and colour printed title-page, viii + 224pp, original embossed cloth, neatly recased, new front endpaper, pastedowns and rear endpaper are slightly waterstained to lower corner. First edition, Penzance: Printed and Published by F.T. Vibert, London: Simpkin Marshall, 1852. £110.00





  325. Willmott (James) THE BOOK OF BODMIN A Portrait of the Town. Illusts, 120pp, includes a page listing Subscribers. cr 4to, partly faded dustwrapper. Barracuda Books, Chesham: 1977. £25.00





  326. Wood (W), printer publisher WOOD'S HAND-BOOK TO CORNWALL, Full page plates and textual illusts, folding map, 172 + (x)pp of adverts, sm 8vo, original cloth, rubbed to top outer hinge, later endpapers, neat repair to short tear to verso of map. Devonport: W. Wood, Fore-Street. c.1880. £45.00
    * This edition not in Boase and Courtney's Bibliotheca Cornubiensis.






  327. Woodbine (Ray), transcriber CORNWALL 1851 CENSUS. St Germans Superintendent Registrars District. Volume 10. Part 1. MAKER, RAME, and ST. JOHN. 126pp, 4to, original card covers, clip on plastic spine. Privately published, Par: 2000. £15.00





  328. Woodbine (Ray), transcriber CORNWALL 1851 CENSUS. Liskeard Superintendent Registrars District. Volume 2. Part 3. LISKEARD, ST. NEOT, ST. PINNOCK, and ST. KEYNE. 150pp, 4to, original card covers, clip on plastic spine. Privately published, Par: 1994. £15.00





  329. Woodley (George) CORNUBIA: A Poem In Five Cantos, Descriptive of the Most Interesting Scenery, Natural and Artificial, In the County of Cornwall; Interspersed with Historical Anecdotes and Legendary Tales. xvii + 172pp, early qtr cloth, marbled boards, slightly rubbed. First edition, Mitchell and Co., Printers, High Cross, Truro: 1819. £110.00





  330. Wyrall (Everard) THE HISTORY OF THE DUKE OF CORNWALL'S LIGHT INFANTRY 1914-1919. With twenty-one illustrations and twenty-one maps, many of which are folding, xvi + 514pp, roy 8vo, original cloth, few small spots and light marks to covers, cloth slightly rubbed to edges, inner hinges cracked and weak. First edition, London: Methuen and Co., 1932. £80.00





  331. [Yonge (Duke John)] CORNISH CARELESSNESS; Poems, Original and Translated by Launcelot Pendennis. viii + 167pp, 12mo, untrimmed in early cloth, partly faded, leather label on spine, lacks 1" from head of spine, the rest of spine almost loose. Plymouth: Rowe, 1830. £120.00




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