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GENERAL & WEST COUNTRY :- Selection of manuscripts, maps, ephemera, etc. for sale from Lesley Aitchison.







  1. Addington (A.C) THE ROYAL HOUSE OF STUART. The Descendants of King James VI of Scotland James I of England. Volume 2 of 3 only. Illusts, xiii + 409pp, folio, original cloth, slightly chipped to head of spine. Charles Skilton, London: 1971. £40.00





  2. Admiralty A LIST OF THE FLAG OFFICERS AND OTHER COMMISSIONED OFFICERS OF HER MAJESTY'S FLEET. With The Dates of Their Respective Commissions. By Authority. 365pp, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, portions of calf missing from spine, covers rubbed, outer and inner hinges partly cracked. William Clowes, London: 1843. £50.00





  3. Alford (D.P) A TALE OF TRESCO, AND THE TAVISTOCK CHIMES, and Other Poems, Mostly of the West Country. 72pp, 12mo, original cloth. Tavistock: T.W. Greenfield, London: Simpkin and Marshall, 1894. £24.00





  4. Alford (D.P) A TALE OF TRESCO, AND THE TAVISTOCK CHIMES, and Other Poems, Mostly of the West Country. 72pp, 12mo, original cloth, pasted onto the front endpaper is a signed hand-written letter by the author. Tavistock: T.W. Greenfield, London: Simpkin and Marshall, 1894. £30.00





  5. Amory (Thomas C) THE LIFE OF ADMIRAL SIR ISAAC COFFIN, BARONET His English and American Ancestors. Frontis, 141 + 24 pages of publishers adverts, original cloth, lightly rubbed, couple of creases to cloth, ex-ref library with labels to pastedowns and number in ink to verso of title-page, no stamps. First edition, Boston: Cuplles, Upham and Company, 1886. £95.00
    * Coffin was born in Boston and served in the Royal Navy during the American War of Independence, and against Napoleon. He became M.P. for Ilchester in 1818 and died in Cheltenham in 1839. Includes a chapter on the Coffin Coat of Arms, and the Coffin pedigree tracing his ancestry back to Portledge in Devon.






  6. Arundel REPORT ON THE CORPORATION OF ARUNDEL, (Sussex.) Title + pages numbered 666-676, complete, extracted from a larger work, folio, disbound. House of Commons, London: 1835. £15.00
    * Sections of the Report cover:- History; Courts; Corporate Body; Police; Revenue, etc.






  7. Aubrey (John), edited by John Fowles, annotated by Rodney Legg. MONUMENTA BRITANNICA or A Miscellany of British Antiquities [Parts One and Two]. Numerous facsimile illustrations, 646pp, small folio, lacks dustwrapper, small museum stamp to front pastedown. Little, Brown, Boston: and Dorset Publishing Company, Milborne Port: 1981. £55.00





  8. Badcock Family PEDIGREE OF THE BADCOCK FAMILY of Somerset and Devon. 8pp, roy 8vo, unbound, stitched as issued. c.1927. £10.00





  9. Barton (D.B) A HISTORY OF COPPER MINING IN CORNWALL AND DEVON. Illusts, maps, 98pp, lacks dustwrapper, name to front endpaper. Second edition, Truro: D. Bradford Barton, 1968. £14.00





  10. Bath and West of England Society JOURNAL OF THE BATH AND WEST OF ENGLAND SOCIETY AND SOUTHERN COUNTIES ASSOCIATION for the encouragement of Agriculture..... Volume 7. Third Series. Illusts in the text, iv + 205 + cxxxvipp, original paper wraps, head of spine slightly chipped. London: William Clowes, 1875. £15.00
    * Includes:- Buckman on The Geology of the County of Cornwall. etc., etc.






  11. Bennett (Francis) THE ROADS OF DEVON AND CORNWALL An historical journey along the tracks and roads of the West Country with the directions and road books of the guide, the maps of the surveyor and itineraries of the travellers. Illusts, vi + 194pp, small 4to, original decorative card covers. Privately Printed for the Author, 2007. £22.00





  12. Bewley (Robert) PREHISTORIC SETTLEMENTS. Illustrations, colour plates, diagrams, 144pp, roy 8vo, dustwrapper. B.T. Batsford Ltd / English Heritage, London: 1994. £15.00





  13. Binding (John) BRUNEL'S ROYAL ALBERT BRIDGE. A Study of the Design and Construction of his 'Gateway to Cornwall' at Saltash. Illusts, diagrams, 152pp, dustwrapper. Twelveheads Press, Truro: 1997. £30.00





  14. Black's BLACK'S GUIDE TO THE COUNTIES OF DORSET, DEVON, AND CORNWALL With illustrations, and 4 folding maps, ix + 417 + 104 pages of adverts, sm 8vo, recent half morocco, cloth boards. Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1870. £30.00





  15. Blizzard in the West THE BLIZZARD IN THE WEST. Being a Record and Story of the Disastrous Storm which raged throughout DEVON & CORNWALL, & WEST SOMERSET on the night of March 9th, 1891. Illusts, 168pp, 12mo, printed card wraps, top cover loose, slightly shaken, few small portions missing from one edge and corners of covers, lacks spine, old cellotape marks across covers. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent. Devonport: A.H. Swiss, c.1892. £15.00





  16. Bonnett (Harold) SAGA OF THE STEAM PLOUGH. Plates, 208pp, dustwrapper. New Impression. David & Charles, Newton Abbot: 1972. £16.00





  17. Brading REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF BRADING, (Hampshire.) Title + pages numbered 678-662, complete, extracted from a larger work, folio, disbound. House of Commons, London: 1835. £15.00
    * Sections of the Report cover:- History; Courts; Corporate Body; Police; Revenue, etc.






  18. Brett (Colin J), editor CROWN REVENUES FROM SOMERSET AND DORSET, 1605 Vol III. Commonwealth 1646 - 1660. 333pp, original cloth, in a pocket at the rear is an accompanying CD. Somerset Record Society Volume 96. Printed for Subscribers Only. 2012. £25.00





  19. Bridgnorth District SOUTH SHROPSHIRE ELECTIONS, 1865 AND 1868. Bridgnorth District. COPY OF THE POLLS. Candidates in 1865. Colonel The Hon. Percy E. Herbert, Sir Baldwin Leighton, Bart. Robert Jasper More, Esq. Candidates in 1868. Robert Jasper More, Esq. Major-Gen. The Right Hon. Percy E. Herbert, Col. Edward Corbett. 26pp, 12mo, unbound, stitched as issued, title-page slightly dusty. London: Haverson & Martin, (1868) £35.00





  20. Brindle (Steven) BRUNEL The Man Who Built the World. Coloured and black and white illusts, maps, diagrams, 287pp, 4to, dustwrapper. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London: 2005. £18.00





  21. British Medical Association A BOOK OF THE SOUTH WEST. Printed for the Seventy-Fifth Annual Meeting of the British Association held at Exeter in 1907. With 3 maps, 2 of which are folding, 1 plan, numerous plates, xx + 219 + civpp, (adverts), full parchment, gilt. William Pollard & Co. Limited, Exeter: (1907) £28.00
    * Includes chapters on:- Education in Devonshire and Cornwall; Places of interest in Exeter; Influence of Climate on Health and Disease, etc.






  22. Britton (J) and Brayley (E.W) DEVONSHIRE AND CORNWALL ILLUSTRATED, From Original Drawings by Thomas Allom, W.H. Bartlett etc., with Historical and Topographical Descriptions. With 2 vignette title-pages, 2 maps and 138 views on 69 engraved plates, 4to, early qtr calf, cloth boards, raised bands, spine rubbed, page edges marbled, usual occasional foxing, one map very foxed. H. Fisher, R. Fisher, and P. Jackson, London: 1832. £180.00





  23. Britton (J) and Brayley (E.W) DEVONSHIRE AND CORNWALL ILLUSTRATED, from Original Drawings by Thomas Allom, W.H. Bartlett etc., with Historical & Topographical Descriptions. With 2 vignette title-pages, 2 maps and 138 views on 69 engraved plates, 4to, contemporary calf boards, boards loose and rubbed lacks spine, waterstaining mainly affecting approx 2" to foot of all leaves, with minimal effect to about half of the views. The vignette title and the map of Devonshire are badly stained. London: H. Fisher, 1832. £100.00





  24. Britton (J) and Brayley (E.W) DEVONSHIRE AND CORNWALL ILLUSTRATED, from Original Drawings by Thomas Allom, W.H. Bartlett etc., with Historical & Topographical Descriptions. With 2 vignette title-pages, 2 maps and 138 views on 69 engraved plates, with an uncalled for lithograph plate of Sidmouth Church bound in, 4to, contemporary full diced calf, slightly rubbed to edges, inner hinges broken, loose in case, marbled endpapers, occasional off-setting and light foxing, small ink stain, and a small waterstain to the margins of a few plates, one text leaf and one leaf of plates slightly ragged to edges. London: H. Fisher, 1832. £170.00





  25. Brunel (Marc Isambard) REPORT AND ESTIMATE FROM MR. BRUNEL, ACCOMPANIED WITH PLANS, OF THE PROPOSED NEW DOCKS AND RIVER WALL AT WOOLWICH YARD. With 3 plates of plans, 2pp, folio, docket title, stitched and unbound as issued? London: House of Commons, 1832. £60.00
    * Marc was the father of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. He fled France after the Revolution because of his Royalist views, heading first to America before eventually settling down in England where he married and worked as an engineer, and saw-mill owner.






  26. Burke's Peerage THE BURKE'S PEERAGE WORLD BOOK OF CHESTERS. Illusts, 160pp, roy 8vo, original card covers. Halbert's Family Heritage, U.S.A. 1997. £15.00





  27. Burt (Roger), Waite (Peter) and Burnley (Ray) DEVON AND SOMERSET MINES. Metalliferous and Associated Minerals 1845-1913. 136pp, original pictorial card covers, spine slightly faded. University of Exeter and The Northern Mine Research Society, 1984. £12.00





  28. Bushe-Fox (J.P) EXCAVATIONS AT HENGITSBURY HEAD, HAMPSHIRE IN 1911-12. With Appendices by G.F. Hiss and Professor W. Gowland. (Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London No III). Plates and diagrams, some of which are folding, 83pp, recent cloth, ex-university library with a couple of stamps, light waterstaining to the top of a few plates at the rear. Society of Antiquaries, London: 1915. £40.00





  29. Bysshe (Sir Edward), transcribed and edited by G.D. Squibb. THE VISITATION OF SOMERSET AND THE CITY OF BRISTOL 1672. Made by Sir Edward Bysshe, Knight Clarenceux King of Arms. xv + 242pp, original cloth. Harleian Society, London, 1992. £28.00





  30. Cantuar (Tho.), and others A DECLARATION OF THE ARCH-BISHOP OF CANTERBURY, And the Bishops in and near London, testifying their Abhorrence of the Present Rebellion; with An Exhortation to the Clergy and People under their Care, to be Zealous in the Discharge of their Duties to His Majesty King George. Sm 4to, 8pp, disbound, 2 leaves cropped slightly affecting the ends of several words. London: Printed by John Basket. 1715. £45.00





  31. Cavenagh-Mainwaring (G), (Late Captain in the Regiment) "THE ROYAL MINERS." A History of the Stannaries Regiment of Miners late Cornwall and Devon Miners Royal Garrison Artillery Militia, commonly called "The Royal Miners." Including a Short Account of Contemporary Military Events affecting Cornwall and Devon and the Militia generally. With 14 plates, 129pp, 4to, original cloth, slight crease and few marks to top board, later endpapers. Harrison and Sons, London: 1913. £155.00





  32. Chafin (William) A SECOND EDITION OF THE ANECDOTES AND HISTORY OF CRANBOURN CHASE. With Additions, and a continuation of the said history to some extent. To which are added Some Scenes in, and Anecdotes of Windsor Forest by the same author. Frontis, 103pp, actually 107 pages as the first 4 pages are followed by numbers with asterix , 1, 1* etc., frontis and first few leaves slightly spotty, untrimmed in recent half calf, raised bands, marbled boards, title and motifs blind stamped on spine. London: J. Nichols, Son and Bentley, 1818. £85.00





  33. Chafin (William) A SECOND EDITION OF THE ANECDOTES AND HISTORY OF CRANBOURN CHASE. With Additions, and a continuation of the said history to some extent. To which are added Some Scenes in, and Anecdotes of Windsor Forest by the same author. Frontis, 103pp, actually 107 pages as the first 4 pages are followed by numbers with asterix , 1, 1* etc., original qtr cloth, paper boards, with the original label on top board, spine slightly darkened and rubbed to edges, paper on rear board partly cockled, internally clean. Originally published in 1818. Facsimile, privately printed by Lieut.-General Pitt Rivers, Rushmore, 1886. £55.00





  34. Chafin (William) ANECDOTES RESPECTING CRANBOURN CHASE. With A Very Concise Account Of It; Together with The Rural Amusements it Afforded Our Ancestors in the Days of Yore. Written in September 1816. 56pp, text and frontis and title slightly spotty, untrimmed in recent half calf, raised bands, marbled boards. First edition. London: Printed by and for J. Nicholls. 1818.... Bound with.... Haydon (B.R) NEW CHURCHES; Considered with Respect to the Opportunities they Offer for The Encouragement of Painting. 22pp. London: Printed by C.H. Reynell and Published by J. Carpenter and Son, 1818. 2 volumes bound in one, early full calf with a later spine, heraldic arms in gilt on both boards, gilt lines, slightly rubbed to edges of boards. London: Printed by and for J. Nicholls. 1818. and First edition. London: Printed by C.H. Reynell and Published by J. Carpenter and Son, 1818. £140.00





  35. [Chapple (William)] THESAURUS ECCLESIASTICUS PROVINCIALIS; or A Survey of the Diocese of Exeter, Respecting all Matters of Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and Concern: Containing An Accurate List of the several Parish Churches and Chapels within that Diocese, with their respective Dedications, Reprisals, certified and reputed Values, and Augmentations (where they could be procured), Patrons and present Incumbents. With Various other Articles, as Well of General as of Local and Particular Applications. Undertaken and Published at the Request of the Clergy of that Diocese. ii + advertisement leaf + 116 + xi + vii + 2pp, 4to, recent qtr morocco, marbled boards, leather label on spine, some names amended and dated, at the beginning of the 19th century, in an early hand. Exeter: Printed and Sold by the Editors, B. Thorn and Son, in the Fore-Street. 1782. £255.00
    * The Diocese of Exeter covered Cornwall until 1876, when the Archdeaconry of Cornwall became the independent Diocese of Truro. The Rev. W. Jones is attributed as the author of this work in Halkett and Laing. 'Dictionary of Anonymous and Pseudonymous English Liteature'. Chapple is attributed as the author in Boase and Courney's 'Bibliotheca Cornubienis'.






  36. Charity Commissioners PUBLIC CHARITIES. ANALYTICAL DIGEST OF THE COMMISSIONERS REPORTS, in Continuation of the Digest Printed in 1832. Presented in compliance with an order of the House of Commons, Made 27th March, 1835. 453pp, folio, original printed wraps, approx. 2" missing from head and foot of spine, lower wrap ragged and with corners missing, tears to last 2 leaves and endpaper, with small amount of text loss to one leaf. Printed by William Clowes and Sons, London: 1835. £35.00
    * Lists all of the Charities for each county with tables of their income, acreage, rents, purpose, and notes.






  37. Chattaway (Joseph) AN HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE DANMONII; Or Ancient inhabitants of Devonshire and Cornwall. To which is appended a Short Vocabulary of the Cornish Tongue. vii + (i) + 112pp, 12mo, untrimmed in recent cloth, leather label on spine. London: J.B. Nichols and Son, 1830. £125.00





  38. Chichester REPORT ON THE CITY OF CHICHESTER. (Sussex.) Title + pages numbered 714-730, complete, extracted from a larger work, folio, disbound. House of Commons, London: 1835. £17.00
    * Sections of the Report cover:- History; Courts; Corporate Body; Police; Revenue, etc.






  39. Chope (R. Pearse), editor EARLY TOURS IN DEVON AND CORNWALL. Illusts, folding map, xii + 339pp, untrimmed in the original cloth, original cloth, page edges and prelims spotty. Exeter: James G. Commin, 1918. £30.00
    * Includes extracts from Leland, Shaw, Maton, Marshall, Defoe, etc. This volume forms Part II of vol IX of Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries.






  40. Chope (R.P) EARLY TOURS IN DEVON AND CORNWALL. A reprint with a new introduction by Alan Gibson. xiv + 339pp, slightly rubbed dustwrapper. Newton Abbot: David and Charles, 1967. £12.00
    * Includes extracts from the works of:- John Leland, William Stukeley, William Marshall, Celia Fiennes, etc.






  41. Christchurch Twyneham REPORT ON THE CORPORATION OF CHRISTCHURCH TWYNEHAM, (Southampton.) Title + pages numbered 1252-1256, complete, extracted from a larger work, folio, disbound. House of Commons, London: 1835. £15.00
    * Sections of the Report cover:- History; Courts; Corporate Body; Police; Revenue, etc.






  42. Collings (E), publisher THE BATH AND BRISTOL MAGAZINE; or, Western Miscellany. Volume III. - 1834. 468pp, slight spotting to early cloth. Published by E. Collings. 1834. £28.00
    * Mainly of general and literary interest, with some articles of West Country interest including 'Botanical Notices of Somersetshire', and 'Fishing Excursion' (on the Dart).






  43. Collins (J.H) A HANDBOOK TO THE MINERALOGY OF CORNWALL AND DEVON, with instructions for their discrimination, and copious tables of localities. 10 plates showing 246 figs. of crystals. 72 + 108 + [x]pp, dustwrapper. Originally published 1871, Reprinted Truro: D. Bradford Barton, 1969. £20.00





  44. Collins (J.H) A HANDBOOK TO THE MINERALOGY OF CORNWALL AND DEVON, with instructions for their discrimination, and copious tables of localities. With 10 plates, showing 246 figures of crystals, each with facing page of text, (xii) + 72 + 108pp + 2 page subscribers list, original cloth, small snag to head of spine, partly faded, prelims spotty. First edition, Truro: Heard and Sons and London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1871. £165.00





  45. Collins (J.H) OBSERVATIONS ON THE WEST OF ENGLAND MINING REGION Being an Account of the Mineral Deposits and Economic Geology of the Region. With a folding map and 18 plates 2 of which are folding, xxiv + 683pp, original cloth. First Published 1912. Facsimile edition published, Cornish Mining Classics, Truro, 1988. £48.00





  46. Collyns (Charles Palk) NOTES ON THE CHASE OF THE WILD RED DEER IN THE COUNTIES of Devon & Somerset. With an appendix descriptive of remarkable runs & incidents connected with the chase from the year 1780 to the year 1860. Plates and textual illusts., xxviii + 307pp, 4to, original decorative cloth gilt, early inscription on front pastedown, t.e.g. Limited Edition of 50 copies on Japanese vellum. London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1902. £100.00





  47. Connop-Price (M.R) PEMBROKESHIRE the Forgotten Coalfield. Illusts, maps, 256pp, original pictorial card covers. Landmark Publishing Ltd., Ashbourne: 2004. £18.00





  48. Cooke (George Alexander) TOPOGRAPHICAL AND STATISTICAL SURVEY OF THE COUNTY OF HANTS, Containing an Account of.... Towns, Mines, Trade.... Folding map, 168pp, slight staining to corners of last few leaves, sm 8vo, disbound. London: Printed for C. Cooke, c.1810. £20.00





  49. Cornish (Vaughan) HISTORIC THORN TREES IN THE BRITISH ISLES. Illusts, 94pp, original cloth partly faded. Country Life, London: (1941) £20.00
    * Includes chapters on Crowthorne, Salcombe Regis and Thorncombe and Glastonbury.






  50. Cornwall and Devon Stannaries SPECIAL REPORT AND REPORTS FROM THE COMMITTEE ON STANNARIES ACT (1869) AMENDMENT BILL; Together with the Proceedings of the Committee, Minutes of Evidence, and Appendix. Ordered by the House of Commons to be Printed 28 and 29 July, 1887. Coloured section, xx + 471pp, folio, later paper wraps, title label on top wrap, slight mark to title-page. London: Printed by Henry Hansard and Son, 1887. £155.00





  51. Cornwell (John) COLLERIES OF SOUTH WALES: 1. Illusts, plans, diagrams, 255 + (1)pp, original cloth, dustwrapper. First edition, Landmark Publishing, Ashbourne: 2001. £50.00





  52. Cotton (W) and Dallas (J) NOTES AND GLEANINGS: A Monthly Magazine devoted chiefly to subjects connected with the Counties of DEVON & CORNWALL. Textual illusts, 3 folding pedigrees, folding facsimile, 5 volumes bound in 2. All published. Uncut in the original cloth, very slightly rubbed, rear board of one volume damp stained, top edges gilt, the last 2 volumes are bound without their titles, as usual. Exeter: William Pollard, 1888-1892. £95.00
    * With the engraved armorial bookplate of Frederic Wintle. Includes articles:- Sir Francis Drake; Launceston Free School; Dartmoor Antiquities; St. Neot, Liskeard; Moretonhampstead; Pomeray of Tregony; Courtenay family; Okehampton Apparition, etc.






  53. Cox (Rev. Thomas) BEDFORDSHIRE Extracted from Magna Britannia. With a folding county map by Morden, pages numbered 139-160, lacks leaf of distance table, disbound, portion cut from margin of map, not affecting engraved surface. London: E. and R. Nutt, c.1720. £25.00
    * Includes sections on:- the various Hundreds; Natural History; Ecclesiastical History, etc.






  54. Cox (Rev. Thomas) BERKSHIRE. Extracted from Magna Britannia. With a folding county map by Morden, and 2 double-page views one of 'Windsor Castle,' and the other 'Royal Palace and Town,' pages numbered 162-200, lacks leaf of distance table, disbound. London: E. and R. Nutt, c.1720. £35.00
    * Includes sections on:- the various Hundreds; Natural History; Ecclesiastical History, etc.






  55. Cox (Rev. Thomas) CAMBRIDGESHIRE Extracted from Magna Britannia. With a folding map by Morden, a folding map of the Fens, pages numbered 226-270 + leaf of distance table, disbound, occasional light foxing, small hole in map of Fens. London: E. and R. Nutt, c.1720. £50.00
    * Includes sections on:- the various Hundreds; Natural History; Ecclesiastical History, etc.






  56. Cox (Rev. Thomas) CUMBERLAND Extracted from Magna Britannia. With a folding map by Morden, textual illusts, pages numbered 365-415 + page of distance table, disbound, occasional light foxing, text on one leaf shaved affecting a few letters of a few words. London: E. and R. Nutt, c.1720. £65.00
    * Includes sections on:- Charity Schools; Roman remains; Natural History; Ecclesiastical History, etc.






  57. Cox (Rev. Thomas) DURHAM Extracted from Magna Britannia. With a folding county map by Morden, pages numbered 606-646 + leaf of distance table, disbound, occasional light foxing, fore-edges of last 2 text leaves cropped affecting some words. London: E. and R. Nutt, c.1720. £45.00
    * Includes sections on:- the various Hundreds; Natural History; Ecclesiastical History, etc.






  58. Crawford (O.G.S) and Keiller (Alexander) WESSEX FROM THE AIR. With 50 plates, textual maps and illusts, xii + 264pp, 4to, original buckram, lettering on spine dull, damp spots to one lower corner of front and rear boards, neatly recased preserving the original endpapers, and with the old spine laid down. First edition, Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1928. £165.00





  59. Curson (Frank) LAYS AND LEGENDS OF THE WEST. A Series of Papers on some of the less known of our Local traditions, &c. &c. with Minor Poems of a Miscellaneous Character. 220 + 6 page list of subscribers, sm 8vo, original cloth, slightly rubbed to head of spine, a.e.g. London: Whitaker and Co. Exeter: Curson and Son. Falmouth: Lake, 1846. £38.00
    * Listed under Curzon in Brockett and in Boase and Courtney.






  60. [Dallaway (J)] William Wyrcestre Redivivus NOTICES OF ANCIENT CHURCH ARCHITECTURE, IN THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY IN BRISTOL. With Hints for Practicable Restoration. With 1 engraved plate and a few textual illusts, 33pp. Bristol: Printed by J.M. Gutch. 1823..... bound with.... Nichols (Rev. W.L) HORAE ROMANAE; or a Visit to a Roman Villa. (Newton St. Loe, near Bath) 15pp, consists of a 4 pae introduction, 5 pages of verse, and 3 pages of notes. Bath: R. Riviere, 1838. 2 items bound in 1, 4to, full early diced calf, lightly rubbed to edges, marbled endpapers. Bristol: Printed by J.M. Gutch. 1823, and Bath: R. Riviere, 1838. £96.00





  61. Darton (F.J. Harvey) ALIBI PILGRIMAGE. With maps, plates, 252pp, dustwrapper, Newnes, London: 1936. £15.00
    * Darton travels through Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire in an attempt to prove the veracity of the alibi of a family of gypsies who were accused, in the 18th century, of abducting a London servant girl.






  62. Davies (D.C) A TREATISE ON METALLIFEROUS MINERALS AND MINING. Textual illusts, and folding plates, xxii + 438 + 40 + 16pp of publishers adverts, original cloth, tips of head and foot of spine slightly rubbed, front inner hinge slightly weak. Fourth Edition, London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1888. £48.00
    * Includes sections on lead mines in Devon, and tin mining in Cornwall. There is a folding plate illustrating plans and sections of the tin mines on the great flat lode of Redruth.






  63. De La Beche (Henry T) REPORT ON THE GEOLOGY OF CORNWALL, DEVON AND WEST SOMERSET. With illusts in the text and with a coloured folding map and 12 plates, plans and facsimiles, mostly folding, xxviii + 648pp, recent cloth, paper label on spine, several plates spotty and partly waterstained, title-page lightly browned and with a couple of very short marginal tears. First edition, London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1839. £200.00
    * De La Beche was the first Director of the Geological Survey and this is the first work issued by the Geological Survey, and contains much information on Cornish Mines. The plates include:- Section of Main Lode at Dolcoath Mine; Plan of Dolcoath Mine; Surface Plan of Fowey Consols Mine; Transverse Section of Fowey Consols.






  64. Dewey (Henry) SPECIAL REPORTS ON THE MINERAL RESOURCES OF GREAT BRITAIN. COPPER ORES OF CORNWALL AND DEVON. Diagrams, folding section, 76pp, original printed wraps, few short tears to edges of wraps. Memoirs of the Geological Survey. First edition. H.M.S.O. London: 1923. £24.00





  65. Donald (M.B) ELIZABETHAN MONOPOLIES. The History of the Company of Mineral and Battery Works 1565 to 1604. Frontis, plates, xv + 256pp, dustwrapper. First edition, Oliver and Bond, London and Edinburgh: 1961. £20.00
    * 'a history of Carron Company, the famous Scottish ironworks...'






  66. Donald (M.B) ELIZABETHAN COPPER. The History of the Company of Mines Royal 1568-1605. Frontis and 9 plates, 405pp, dustwrapper. Reprinted, Michael Moon, Whitehaven: 1989. £20.00
    * 'The mines were located in Cornwall and Cumberland and a smelter in South Wales near Neath.'






  67. Donne (Benjamin) THE TRAVELLER'S GUIDE, Through England, Wales, and part of Scotland. Containing Distance Measured from Bristol, in the Great and Direct Roads: likewise The Distance Measured from Town to Town. Also, the Distance to other Towns, branching off, and measured from each place of note found on the Direct Roads. To which is added A Copious Index to the Whole. 28pp, sm 8vo, later half calf, cloth boards, with the original printed wraps bound in. Printed and Sold by Joseph Matthews, Bristol: 1829. £120.00
    * 'Donne published a plan of Bristol in 1772, from a survey he had made, and also some later plans of Bristol.' see Manual of Gloucestershire Literature. Hyett and Bazeley, vol. 3, page 249. Not found on Copac.






  68. Dover REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF DOVER. (Kent.) Title + pages numbered 940-957, complete, extracted from a larger work, folio, disbound. House of Commons, London: 1835. £18.00
    * Sections of the Report cover:- History; Courts; Corporate Body; Police; Revenue, etc.






  69. Eales-White (Major J.C) RECORDS OF HEREFORD CATHEDRAL SCHOOL. Frontis, and 8 plates, 165pp, untrimmed in the original cloth, inscription on front endpaper. Wilson and Phillips, Hereford: (1931) £22.00





  70. Ellen (Maurice), editor WELLINGTON COLLEGE REGISTER. January, 1859 - December, 1962. Plans, illusts in text, xii + 435 + lxxxpp, original cloth. Eighth Edition. Compiled for The Old Wellingtonian Society. (Berkshire), (1965) £10.00





  71. Elton (Margaret) ANNALS OF THE ELTON FAMILY Bristol Merchants & Somerset Landowners. Illusts, xii + 258pp, dustwrapper. Stroud: Alan Sutton, 1994. £50.00





  72. Embrey (P.G) and Symes (R.F) MINERALS OF CORNWALL AND DEVON. Numerous colour plates, diagramatic maps, 154pp, roy 8vo, original cloth, dustwrapper. British Museum (Natural History), London: 1987. £25.00





  73. [Erskine (J.F.E.G)] Earl of Mar ANCIENT AND MODERN [A history of the Earldom of Mar by the Claimant, J.F.E.G.E., together with a report of the judgment given in the House of Lords, 25th February, 1875, on the claim of Lord Kellie to the Earldom of Mar.] Folding pedigree, 67 + 19 + xxxviiipp, roy 8vo, original cloth, rubbed to edges, top outer hinge partly split, small portions missing from head and foot of spine, inscription on front endpaper. Printed for Private Circulation. 1875. £55.00





  74. Essame (Major-General H) THE 43rd WESSEX DIVISION AT WAR 1944-1945. Plates, 15 folding plans, xi + 292pp, few short tears to dustwrapper. First edition, William Clowes, London: 1952. £45.00





  75. Evered (Philip) STAGHUNTING WITH THE DEVON AND SOMERSET 1887-1901. An Account of the Chase of the Wild Red Deer On Exmoor. Illustrated by H.M. Lomas. Illusts, 378pp, recent cloth, lower corner of top board bruised, old spine laid down, private library label to front pastedown. London: Chatto and Windus. Exeter: James G. Commin, 1902. £55.00





  76. Evered (Philip) STAGHUNTING WITH THE DEVON AND SOMERSET 1887-1901. An Account of the Chase of the Wild Red Deer On Exmoor. Illustrated by H.M. Lomas. With 74 illusts, xv’+ 378pp, original pictorial cloth, spine very slightly darkened, contemporary inscription on front pastedown. Special Edition on Japanese Vellum - ONLY 50 COPIES PRINTED FOR SALE. London: Chatto and Windus, Exeter: James G. Commin, 1902. £150.00





  77. Ewing (J.A) THE STEAM-ENGINE AND OTHER HEAT-ENGINES. Textual illusts, xvi + 456pp, original cloth, slightly rubbed, lower corner of top board bruised. Stereotyped Edition, Cambridge at the University Press, 1899. £22.00





  78. Faversham REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF FAVERSHAM. (Kent.) Title + pages numbered 960-978, complete, extracted from a larger work, folio, disbound. House of Commons, London: 1835. £15.00
    * Sections of the Report cover:- History; Courts; Corporate Body; Police; Revenue, etc.






  79. Finberg (H.P.R) WEST COUNTRY HISTORICAL STUDIES. 232pp, dustwrapper. First edition, Newton Abbot: 1969. £20.00
    * Includes chapters on:- Tavistock, Glastonbury, Crediton, Stokenham, Morwell, etc.






  80. Folkestone REPORT ON THE CORPORATION OF FOLKESTONE. (Kent.) Title + pages numbered 980-984, complete, extracted from a larger work, folio, disbound. House of Commons, London: 1835. £12.00
    * Sections of the Report cover:- History; Courts; Corporate Body; Police; Revenue, etc.






  81. Fordwich REPORT ON THE CORPORATION OF FORDWICH, (Kent.) Title + pages numbered 986-993, complete, extracted from a larger work, folio, disbound. House of Commons, London: 1835. £12.00
    * Sections of the Report cover:- History; Courts; Corporate Body; Police; Revenue, etc.






  82. Forster (T.E), editor MEMOIR OF THE HARTLEY COLLIERY ACCIDENT AND RELIEF FUND. Prepared by request of the General Committee of the Fund. With 12 plates and illustrations, viii + 133pp, roy 8vo, original cloth, occasional underlining in crayon. Andrew Reid and Co., Newcastle-upon-Tyne: 1912. £46.00





  83. Fortescue (Thomas), Lord Clermont THE WORKS OF SIR JOHN FORTESCUE, Chief Justice of England and Lord Chancellor to King Henry The Sixth. Volume 1. With.... A HISTORY OF THE FAMILY OF FORTESCUE, in all its Branches. Forming volume 2. With full page engraved plates, some of which are coloured, textual engravings, and pedigrees, xii + 378 + (1) addenda and corrigenda, and xxv + 556 + 119 + (1) directions to binder + (1) corrigenda, two volumes folio, finely bound by Rivere in full green crushed levant morocco, raised bands, spines gilt tooled, gilt lined boarders to boards, spine slightly darkened by fading, a.e.g., Loosely inserted is a letter from Fortescue, signed 'Clermont', sm 8vo, handwritten on 4 sides. First editions, London: Printed for Private Distribution. 1869. £580.00
    * Presentation inscriptions by the author on the half-titles. With the engraved armorial bookplates of Charles E.H. Chadwyck Healey. The Fortescues held estates in Cornwall, Devon, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.






  84. Foster (C. Le Neve) A TEXT-BOOK OF ORE AND STONE MINING. With frontis and 716 textual illusts, xxviii + 714 + 32 pages of publishers adverts, original cloth, rubbed to edges, recased, new endpapers, some spotting to margins of frontis. Charles Griffin, London: 1894. £55.00
    * Includes many references to Cornish, Devon, and Forest of Dean mines and mining.






  85. Foster (Sandys B) THE PEDIGREES OF Dickinson of Gildersome and Coalbrookdale. Darby of Coalbrookdale, Salop. Darby of Stoke Court, Bucks. Fowler of Melksham, Wilts. Rathbone of Liverpool. Pages numbered 51 - 77, 4to, original cloth boards, later cloth spine, corners, and endpapers, titled on top board, boards slightly soiled. Printed for Private Circulation. Christmas, [London:] 1890. £48.00
    * 'It is twenty years since my father compiled the first edition of this book.... ' from the Preface. This is an off-print from the larger work.






  86. Fry (Edward Alexander), compiled and editor. A CALENDAR OF INQUISITIONES POST MORTEM for CORNWALL and DEVON, From Henry III to Charles I. (1216-1649). viii + 158pp + errata, original cloth. Printed for the Devon and Cornwall Record Society. 1906. £70.00





  87. [Gabb (James Ashe)] DAVIES OF DEVAUDEN; OR A BRIEF MEMOIR OF JAMES DAVIES, MASTER OF THE NATIONAL SCHOOL, And Founder of the Church on Devauden Hill, Monmouthshire. With an Account of the Consecration of the Church. To which is appended A Small Tract, written by Himself, eintitled Recollections of the Last Days of William James. Portrait frontis, 2 plates, 80pp, 12mo, original cloth, top outer hinge partly broked, approx. 1" portion missing from spine, occasional light spotting mainlt to prelims. S.P.C.K. London: 1841. £24.00





  88. Gastineau (Henry) NORTH WALES ILLUSTRATED IN A SERIES OF VIEWS. Comprising the Picturesque Scenery, Towns, Castles, Seats of the Nobility & Gentry, Antiquities, &c. Accompanied by Historical and Topographical Descriptions. Lacks the vignette title-page, and with 84 engraved plates and descriptive text, lacks 4 plates, 4to, light off-setting, disbound. Jones and Co., London: c.1830. £40.00





  89. Gastineau (Henry) WALES ILLUSTRATED IN A SERIES OF VIEWS.... Bound with.... SOUTH WALES ILLUSTRATED IN A SERIES OF VIEWS. Comprising the Picturesque Scenery, Towns, Castles, Seats of the Nobility & Gentry, Antiquities, &c. Accompanied by Historical and Topographical Descriptions.... With 2 engraved vignette title-pages, 224 engraved views, 2 per page, with 244 pages of descriptive text, 4to, early half calf, marbled paper boards, raised bands, spine gilt tooled, leather label, edges of cover slightly rubbed, few small areas rubbed to paper on boards, light off-setting, early presentation inscription to top margin of first title-page, each text leaf has been numbered, the page numbers the views are adjacent to have been added to the 'List of Views'. These numbers are in the same hand as the presentation inscription. Some foxing to a couple of plates at the beginning, otherwise the plates are clean. Jones and Co., London: c.1830. £150.00





  90. Godalming REPORT ON THE CORPORATION OF GODALMING, (Surrey.) Title + pages numbered 734-740, complete, extracted from a larger work, folio, disbound. House of Commons, London: 1835. £15.00
    * Sections of the Report cover:- History; Courts; Corporate Body; Police; Revenue, etc.






  91. Gray (Irvine) ANTIQUARIES OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE AND BRISTOL. Plates, 210pp, original cloth partly faded. Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society. 1981. £16.00
    * With chapters on 52 Antiquaries, illustrated with plates showing examples of their handwriting. Includes most of the noted writers such as Atkyns, Rudge, Rudder, Fosbroke, etc.






  92. Grinsell (L.V) THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF EXMOOR. Bideford Bay to Bridgwater. Plates, maps, textual illusts, 242pp, dustwrapper. First edition, David & Charles, Newton Abbot: 1970. £12.00





  93. [Groves (Muriel)], editor SHIPTON UNDER WYCHWOOD. Plates, 61pp, original card covers, slightly rubbed to head of spine. G.R.C. Brook and Co., (1934) £20.00





  94. Guest (Edwin) ORIGINES CELTICAE (A Fragment) and Other Contributions to the History of Britain. Two volumes, frontis, and coloured plate, xxviii + 409pp and 8 folding maps, 538 + Errata, contemporary half calf, raised bands, spines gilt tooled, small area rubbed from base of spine, ex-lib. with number to base of spine, label to front endpaper, and stamp and numbers to verso of title-page. London: Macmillan and Co., 1883. £35.00





  95. Hannay (Robert Kerr), editor, and translator RENTALE SANCTI ANDREE Being the Chamberlain and Granitar Accounts of the Archbishopric in the Time of Cardinal Betoun 1538-1546. Folding frontis, lviii + 246 + 15 + 16pp, original cloth, ex-uni.lib. with a few embossed stamps, and a withdrawn stamp to prelims. Scottish History Society, Edinburgh: 1913. £14.00





  96. Harley (J.B) ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS A Descriptive Manual. 40 pages of maps some of which are coloured, text diagrams, 200pp, small folio, original decorative paper boards. Southampton: Ordnance Survey, 1975. £30.00





  97. Harley (J.B), and O'Donoghue (Yolande), introduction by THE OLD SERIES ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS OF ENGLAND AND WALES. Scale 1" to 1 mile. A reproduction of the 110 sheets of the survey in early state in 10 volumes. Volume 2. DEVON, CORNWALL AND WEST SOMERSET. Coloured frontis, 80 full-page maps, xlivpp, folio, dustwrapper. Harry Margary, Lympne Castle, Kent: 1977. £45.00





  98. Harper (Charles G) FROM PADDINGTON TO PENZANCE. The Record of a Summer Tramp from London to the Land's End. Illustrated by the Author with One Hundred and Four Drawings Done chiefly with a Pen. xxiv + 272 + 32 pages of publishers adverts, original decorative buckram, lightly rubbed, few small spots to covers. First edition, London: Chatto and Windus, 1893. £25.00





  99. Harrison (S.E) THE TRAMWAYS OF PORTSMOUTH. Illusts, 138pp, original cloth, spine faded, outer hinges rubbed, back outer hinge split. Published by the Light Railway Transport League, London: 1955. £12.00





  100. Hastings REPORT ON THE CORPORATION OF HASTINGS, (Sussex.) Title + pages numbered 996-1004, complete, extracted from a larger work, folio, disbound. House of Commons, London: 1835. £15.00
    * Sections of the Report cover:- History; Courts; Corporate Body; Police; Revenue, etc.






  101. Hawkins (Desmond) CRANBORNE CHASE. Map endpapers, plates, 192pp, dustwrapper, private ownership label to front endpaper. Victor Gollancz Ltd., London: 1980. £12.00
    * Cranborne Chase spreads over 3 counties, Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire.






  102. Hawkins (Michael) and Grimley (Roger) A CENTURY OF COACHING ON EXMOOR. 'Horner Woods for Tea'. Illusts, maps, 141pp, 4to, dustwrapper. Exmoor Books, Dulverton: 1998. £15.00





  103. Heath (Francis George) PEASANT LIFE IN THE WEST OF ENGLAND. Fourth Edition, To which is prefixed The Fac-simile of an Autograph Letter of seven pages, addressed to the Author by the Late Earl of Beaconsfield. xi + 400pp, original cloth. London: Sampson Low, Marston.... 1881. £36.00





  104. Henwood (G) FOUR LECTURES ON GEOLOGY AND MINING. (i) On the Study of Geology and Mineralogy as Sources of Interesting and Valuable Information. (ii) Observations on Certain Tin Stream Works in the County of Cornwall. (iii) On the Metalliferous Veins or Lodes of Devon and Cornwall, and the Methods of Mining Them. (iv) On the Manipulation of the Ores of Devon and Cornwall to render them Marketable. Large folding plate of diagrams, 23 + 27 + 23 + 21pp, few small marks to the original cloth, outer hinges partly split though sound, later cloth for 1" to head of spine, neat repair to verso of plate, title-page slightly spotty. London: Published at the Offices of the Mining Journal, 1855. £120.00 --- See sample text
    * Scarce. Mainly concerns mining in Devon and Cornwall. Henwood was born in Penryn.






  105. Her Majesty's Inspectors of Mines MINES AND QUARRIES. 1880. SUMMARIES OF THE STATISTICAL PORTIONS OF THE REPORTS OF HER MAJESTY'S INSPECTORS OF MINES. xxx + 40pp, small folio, lacks wraps, first and last leaf spotty. Printed for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London: 1881. £24.00
    * With tables listing:- 'Number of Persons Employed (above and below ground), Mineral Worked, Death rates, etc. Includes C. Le Neve Foster's Report of Metalliferous Mines in North Wales and Shropshire.






  106. Her Majesty's Inspectors of Mines MINES AND QUARRIES. 1882. SUMMARIES OF THE STATISTICAL PORTIONS OF THE REPORTS OF HER MAJESTY'S INSPECTORS OF MINES. xxxvi + 51pp, small folio, lacks wraps and leaves numbered i-iipp, first few leaves loose and slightly ragged to edges, first few leaves and last leaf spotty, one leaf partly torn without loss. Printed for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London: 1883. £24.00
    * With tables listing:- 'Number of Persons Employed (above and below ground), Mineral Worked, Death rates, etc. Includes C. Le Neve Foster's Report of Metalliferous Mines in North Wales and Shropshire.






  107. Her Majesty's Inspectors of Mines MINES AND QUARRIES. 1881. SUMMARIES OF THE STATISTICAL PORTIONS OF THE REPORTS OF HER MAJESTY'S INSPECTORS OF MINES. 49pp, small folio, lacks wraps, lacks prelim. leaves numbered i-vipp, first leaf loose, and slightly ragged to edges, first few leaves and last leaf spotty. Printed for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London: 1882. £22.00
    * With tables listing:- 'Number of Persons Employed (above and below ground), Mineral Worked, Death rates, etc.






  108. Hissey (James John) THROUGH TEN ENGLISH COUNTIES. Plates, folding map, xiv + (ii)+ 406pp, early half calf, later recase with the original tooled calf spine laid down, marbled endpapers, edges of boards slightly rubbed, few spots to front and rear. Signed presentation inscription by the author on front endpaper. Richard Bentley, London: 1894. £28.00





  109. Holland (W. Fishley) FIFTY YEARS A POTTER. Illusts., 105pp, lacks dustwrapper, few marks to the original cloth, spine faded. Signed by the author on the front endpaper. First edition, Pottery Quarterly, Tring: 1958. £18.00
    * Being anecdotes of his days as potter at Fremington and Braunton in Devon and Clevedon in Somerset.






  110. Howard (Henry) INDICATION OF MEMORIALS MONUMENTS, PAINTINGS, AND ENGRAVINGS OF PERSONS OF THE HOWARD FAMILY and of Their Wives and Children, and of those who have married Ladies of the Name, and of the Representatives of some of its Branches now extinct. Illusts, (iv) + 97 + 82 page Appendix, numbered in manuscript, large folio, full leather, raised bands, leather label on top board, hand-written paper label on spine, tipped onto the front pastedown is the 'Directions to Binder' with many manuscript notes and a presentation inscription by the author:- 'Ralph Howard Esq. for the Honble Hugh Howard with H. Howards true regards.' The notes, dated 1837, suggest that the work was issued in parts and state that some of the illustrations, which are not present in this volume, had already been forwarded. Privately Printed, Corby Castle: 1834. £280.00
    * Corby Castle is on the edge of the village of Corby, in Cumbria and is an ancestral home of the Howard family. The Howard family bought it in 1611 and sold it in 1994. With the bookplate of George Charles Williamson, Burgh House, Hampstead.






  111. Hudson (Kenneth) THE INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF SOUTHERN ENGLAND (Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset, and Gloucestershire east of the Severn) Plates, textual illusts, maps, 218pp, slightly rubbed dustwrapper. First edition, David and Charles, Dawlish: 1965. £20.00





  112. Hunt (Robert) BRITISH MINING. A Treatise on the History, Discovery, Practical Development and Future Prospects of Metalliferous Mines in the United Kingdom. With upwards of Two Hundred and Thirty Illustrations. Diagrams, some of which are folding, xx + (ii) + 914pp, original cloth, lightly rubbed to edges, recased with the original spine laid down and new endpapers, ownership names to half title, some light spotting to prelims. Second Edition, Revised. Crosby, Lockwood and Co., London: 1887. £385.00
    * The text for this edition is as the first though the statistical tables have been updated. Includes much on the tin and copper mines of Devon and Cornwall.






  113. Hythe REPORT ON THE CORPORATION OF HYTHE, (Kent.) Title + pages numbered 1006-1010, complete, extracted from a larger work, folio, disbound. House of Commons, London: 1835. £10.00
    * Sections of the Report cover:- History; Courts; Corporate Body; Police; Revenue, etc.






  114. Ibbetson (J), Laporte (J) and Hassell (J) A PICTURESQUE GUIDE TO BATH, BRISTOL HOT-WELLS, THE RIVER AVON, AND THE ADJACENT COUNTRY. Illustrated with 16 fine hand coloured aquatint plates, 266 + (ii)pp, 4to, later half calf, raised bands, marbled boards, a few spots to margins of a few plates, otherwise a clean copy. Large Paper Copy. Printed for Hookham and Carpenter, London: 1793. £720.00





  115. Imray (J.C) and Kettle (W.R), editors THE PILOT'S GUIDE FOR THE RIVER THAMES and the Strait of Dover. With 11 folding charts and plans, xvi + 98 + (5) pages of adverts, original cloth, few light damp spots to boards, few pages of prelims slightly browned at edges. Second edition, Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson, Ltd., London: 1908. £45.00





  116. Ingemann (W.M) THE MINOR DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE OF WORCESTERSHIRE. Line drawings, and 48 plates, (5)pp, folio, original cloth-backed boards, corners of boards slightly rubbed. London: John Tiranti, 1938. £25.00





  117. Inglis (Henry D) THE CHANNEL ISLANDS: Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, &c. [The result of a two years' residence.] 2 engraved maps, 300pp, and 304pp, 2 volumes, bound in one, early half calf, marbled boards, raised bands, spines gilt tooled, covers lightly rubbed to edges, maps slightly off-set. First edition, Whittaker, Treacher, Arnot and Co., London: 1834. £200.00
    * Engraved armorial bookplate of John Drummond.






  118. Iredale (David) ENJOYING ARCHIVES What They Are, Where to Find, Them How to Use Them. 264pp, dustwrapper. David & Charles, Newton Abbot: 1973. £10.00





  119. Jarrett (Michael G) & Wrathmell (Stuart) WHITTON AN IRON AGE AND ROMAN FARMSTEAD IN SOUTH GLAMORGAN. Plates, diagrams, maps, plans some of which are folding, xiii + 262pp, 4to, couple of short tears to dustwrapper. University of Wales Press, Cardiff: 1981. £24.00





  120. Jukes (J. Beete) ADDITIONAL NOTES ON THE GROUPING OF THE ROCKS OF NORTH DEVON AND WEST SOMERSET: xxii + 15pp, coloured map and section, some foxing to plates, disbound. Printed for circulation among the Fellows of the Geological Society of London. Dublin: R.D. Webb, 1867. £15.00





  121. Jukes (J. Beete) NOTES ON PARTS OF SOUTH DEVON AND CORNWALL, With Remarks On The True Relations Of The Old Red Sandstone To The Devonian Formation. Diagrams in the text, 43pp, disbound, few pages slightly creased. Dublin: Printed at the University Press, 1868. £20.00





  122. Kelly's KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF BERKSHIRE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE AND OXFORDSHIRE, 1935. Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire are on one map, lacks the map of Berkshire, xix + 450 + vi + 435 + iv + 449pp, last leaf loose and creased, original cloth, inner hinges pulled, cloth slightly dusty, spine darkened, couple of short snags to head of spine. Kelly's Directories Ltd., London: 1935. £45.00





  123. Kelly's KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF DEVONSHIRE AND SOMERSETSHIRE 1930-1. Lacks map of Devon, with long tear to Somerset map, 47 (adverts) + xxvii + 1256 (adverts) + 28 + xvi + 803pp, original cloth, worn, dull and partly faded, top outer hinge partly split, inner hinges pulled. Kelly's Directories, London: 1930. £95.00





  124. Kelly's KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF DEVONSHIRE AND SOMERSETSHIRE 1935. With map of Devon, lacks map of Somerset, 29 + xxviii + 1254 + 26 (adverts) + xviii + 796pp, original cloth, dull, worn, top board almost loose, lacks portion of spine which has tears and is almost loose. Kelly's Directories, London: 1935. £55.00





  125. Kelly's KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF DEVONSHIRE AND CORNWALL, 1939. Lacks maps, original cloth, worn, front board held by tapes, rear board almost loose, spine badly torn with small portions missing, lacks last few leaves of the Cornwall 'Trades' section. £50.00





  126. Kelly's KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE AND THE CITY OF BRISTOL 1927. Lacks maps, 28 pages of adverts, xviii + 584 + xxviii + 1175pp, original cloth, partly faded, few splits to spines, inner hinges pulled. Kelly's Directories Ltd., London: 1927. £85.00





  127. Kelly's KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF HAMPSHIRE, AND THE ISLE OF WIGHT, WILTSHIRE, DORSETSHIRE, AND THE CHANNEL ISLANDS. 1939. 5 folding maps, 37 pages of adverts + xxviii + 1152 + ix + 440 + ix + 424 + 28 (adverts) + 290pp, original cloth, cellotape repair to verso of one map, rubbed, lacks front endpaper and first couple of pages of adverts. Kelly's Directories Ltd., London: 1939. £105.00





  128. Kelly's KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF SOMERSETSHIRE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE AND THE CITY OF BRISTOL 1902. With the 2 folding maps, lacks Gloucestershire map, large tear to one map, xxxviii + 772 + 542 + 472 + 76 pages of adverts, original cloth, recased with the original spine laid down, some areas of cloth missing and small portion missing from lower corner of top board, cloth dull and partly faded. Kelly's Directories Limited, London: 1902. £105.00





  129. Kelly's KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF SOMERSETSHIRE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE AND THE CITY OF BRISTOL 1931. With 2 large coloured folding maps, lacks plan of Bristol, xxii + 803 + x + 568 + 13 (adverts) + xxviii + 1192pp, few damp spots to the original cloth. Kelly's Directories, London: 1931. £95.00





  130. Kelly's KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF SOMERSETSHIRE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE AND THE CITY OF BRISTOL 1935. With the coloured folding maps of Gloucestershire and Somerset, lacks plan of Bristol, 26 pages of adverts + xxvi + 796 + x + 570 + 9 + xxix + 1313pp, original cloth, rear inner hinge strained, small tear to top outer hinge and a small tear to centre of spine. London: Kelly's Directories Ltd. 1935. £125.00





  131. Kelly's KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF SOMERSETSHIRE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE AND THE CITY OF BRISTOL 1939. With 2 folding maps, folding plan, 24 pages of adverts, + xxvi + 814 + x + 580 + 8 + xxx + 1478pp, original cloth, front inner hinge pulled, outer hinges slightly rubbed, small snag to head of rear hinge, one advert leaf ragged and loose, plan loose with approx 3" tear. Kelly's Directories, Ltd., London: 1939. £102.00





  132. Kelly's KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF THE CITY OF SOMERSETSHIRE, AND GLOUCESTERSHIRE, With the CITY OF BRISTOL, 1894. With 2 folding county maps, and a folding plan, xxxii + 764 + 531 + (i) + 401 + 64 pages of adverts, some marks to the original cloth, recased retaining the original endpapers, recent unlettered spine. London: Kelly and Co Ltd., 1894. £185.00





  133. Kelly's KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF KENT, SURREY AND SUSSEX. 1934. With 3 folding maps, xxxii + 1153 + viii + 794 + 977pp, Sussex map loose and torn, Surrey map loose and slightly ragged to portion of one edge, some tears to Kent map, original cloth, worn, rear hinge partly split, back outer hinge broken, top inner hinge held by tapes, last leaf and rear endpaper loose with a few tears, the last leaf of the Kent section has a small portion torn from inner margin slightly affecting a few words. London: Kelly's Directories Ltd., 1934. £70.00





  134. Kent Archaeological Society ARCHAEOLOGIA CANTIANA. Being Contributions to the History and Archaeology of Kent. Volume CII (102). 1985. Plates, illusts, diagrams, 301pp, original cloth. Produced for the Society by Alan Sutton, Gloucester: 1986. £8.00
    * Articles include:- Origins of Wye College; Turnpike Roads in the Canterbury area; Cradock, Amherst and Howell, etc.






  135. Kent Archaeological Society ARCHAEOLOGIA CANTIANA. Being Contributions to the History and Archaeology of Kent. Volume CXV (115). 1995. Plates, illusts, diagrams, 506pp, original cloth. Produced for the Society by Alan Sutton, Gloucester: 1996. £10.00
    * Articles include:- Sandwich Bay archaeology; Royal Military Canal, near Ham Street; Sir Richard Clement, Igtham Mote; Romano-British Villa at Snodland; Witchcraft Counter-Spells in Charing, etc.






  136. Kent Archaeological Society ARCHAEOLOGIA CANTIANA. Being Contributions to the History and Archaeology of Kent. Volume CXI (111). 1993. Plates, illusts, diagrams, folding pedigrees, 337pp, original cloth. Produced for the Society by Alan Sutton, Gloucester: 1993. £8.00
    * Articles include:- Families of Oxenhoath, West Peckham; Peirce House Charing and its Owners; Medway Megaliths, etc.






  137. Kent Archaeological Society ARCHAEOLOGIA CANTIANA. Being Contributions to the History and Archaeology of Kent. Volume CXIV (114). 1994. Plates, illusts, diagrams, 495pp, original cloth. Produced for the Society by Alan Sutton, Gloucester: 1995. £8.00
    * Articles include:- Defences of the Second Anglo-Dutch War at Gravesend; Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Eccles; Kent Yeoman in the 17th century; Excavations at Boys Hall Moat, etc.






  138. Kent Archaeological Society, Editor A.P. Detsicas. ARCHAEOLOGIA CANTIANA. Volume XCIII General Index to volumes LXXXIX and XCI to CIX. 300pp, original cloth. Produced for the Society by Alan Sutton, Stroud: 1995. £8.00





  139. Kent Archaeological Society ARCHAEOLOGIA CANTIANA. Being Contributions to the History and Archaeology of Kent. Volume CXVI (116). 1996. Plates, illusts, diagrams, 361pp, original cloth. Produced for the Society by Alan Sutton, Stroud: 1997. £8.00
    * Articles include:- Wreck of S.S. Castor (1870-1894); Tonbridge Castle; Earthworks at Romney Marsh; Julliberrie's Grave, Chilham, etc.






  140. Kent Archaeological Society ARCHAEOLOGIA CANTIANA. Being Contributions to the History and Archaeology of Kent. Volume CXVII (117). 1997. Plates, illusts, diagrams, 278pp, original cloth. Kent Archaeological Society: 1998. £8.00
    * Articles include:- Sandwich to Dover Turnpike; Earldom of Kent from c.1050 till 1189; Archaeological Investigations at Hollingbourne, etc.






  141. Kent Archaeological Society ARCHAEOLOGIA CANTIANA. Being Contributions to the History and Archaeology of Kent. Volume CXVIII (118). 1998. Plates, illusts, diagrams, 397pp, original cloth. Published by the Kent Archaeolgical Society, 1999. £8.00
    * Articles include:- 19th century Sandwich; Springhead Gardens and Kent Watercress Beds; Lords and Ladies of Tonbridge Castle; Excavations at Each End Ash, etc.






  142. Kingston (William H.G) A YACHT VOYAGE ROUND ENGLAND. New Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Numerous illustrations, 320pp, original decorative cloth, a.e.g., lightly rubbed to edges, splash mark to margin of one leaf, some discolouration to verso of front endpaper and to verso of frontis. Religious Tract Society. London: c.1880. £20.00
    * The story of 2 boys and their father who travel round the coast from the Solent, and includes information on the places they stopped off to visit. Over half the work is devoted to the portion of the voyage round the coast of Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.






  143. Langdon and Harker, printer THE WEEKLY ENTERTAINER AND WEST OF ENGLAND MISCELLANY: From Monday, July 3, to Monday, December 25, 1820. Volume 2. New Series. 520pp + 3pp Index. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, worn, outer hinges split, lacks portions of spine from head and foot. Printed by Langdon and Harker. Sherborne: 1820. £40.00
    * The articles are mainly of a general nature, but they include:- Dorchester Charities; Doulting; Cheddar Cliffs, and other items relating to local topography.






  144. Langdon and Harker, printer THE WEEKLY ENTERTAINER AND WEST OF ENGLAND MISCELLANY: From Monday, January 7, to Monday, June 24, 1822. Volume 5. New Series. 400pp + (3)pp Index, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, worn, outer hinges split, lacks lettering piece and portions of spine chipped from head and foot. Printed by Langdon and Harker. Sherborne: 1822. £40.00
    * The articles are mainly of a general nature, but they include:- Hyaena's Cave in Yorkshire; Smuggling; Steam Boats; Steam Carriages, etc.






  145. [Leech (Joseph)] SUPPLEMENTAL PAPERS BY THE CHURCHGOER. Making the Fourth Collection from the same source. x + [ii] + 186pp, head and foot of spine slightly rubbed, short split to top outer hinge. Bristol: William Georges Sons, 1888. £15.00
    * Includes a further selection of chapters on churches, and the clergy involved; mainly in Bristol, and Somerset. Includes St Mark's Chapel, Bristol; Kempsford; Saint Werburgh's, Bristol; Weston-super-Mare; Uphill; Burnham; Temple Church, Bristol; Brent Knoll.






  146. Leifchild (J.R) OUR COAL AND OUR COAL PITS. The People in Them and the Scenes Around Them. x + 243pp, original cloth. Originally printed in 1856. Reprinted, Frank Cass & Co., London: 1968. £20.00





  147. Lewes (George Henry) SEA-SIDE STUDIES at Ilfracombe, Tenby, The Scilly Isles, & Jersey. With Illustrations. With 7 plates, x + 428pp, original cloth, lightly rubbed, «" split to head of rear outer hinge, small portion missing from fore-edge margin of frontis, Cornwall Record Office stamp to front endpaper, and number to base of spine. Second Edition, William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London: 1860. £35.00 --- See sample text
    * With the bookplate of John Davies Enys. 'I have endeavoured to furnish the visitor to the sea-side with plain directions, by means of which he may study and enjoy the marvels of ocean life.... ' Preface.






  148. Lewis (G.R) THE STANNARIES A Study of the Medieval Tin Miners of Cornwall and Devon. xviii + 299pp, few spots to edges of dustwrapper. Reprinted, Truro: D. Bradford Barton, 1965. £45.00





  149. Lewis (G.R) THE STANNARIES A Study of the Medieval Tin Miners of Cornwall and Devon. xviii + 299pp, original cloth, spine slightly faded, front inner hinge cracked, Cornwall Record Office stamp to pastedown, and class number to spine. Riverside Press, Cambridge, (U.S.A.): 1908. £40.00
    * With the bookplate of John Davies Enys.






  150. Lipscomb (George) A JOURNEY INTO CORNWALL, Through the Counties of Southampton, Wilts, Dorset, Somerset & Devon: Interspersed with Remarks, Moral, Historical, Literary, and Political. xiii + 364pp, early half calf, marbled boards, covers slightly rubbed, corners rubbed, lacks lettering piece from spine. Warwick: Printed by H. Sharpe, 1799. £150.00
    * Includes a chapter on:- 'Voyage to the Eddistone', as well as visits to Cornish mines, Plymouth docks, and prison, as well as chapters on Dorset, Somerset, and Wiltshire.






  151. Little (Bryan) ARCHITECTURE IN NORMAN BRITAIN. Illusts, 191pp, roy 8vo, dustwrapper, name and private ownership label to front endpaper. B.T. Batsford, London: 1985. £12.00





  152. Little (Bryan) THE MONMOUTH EPISODE. Frontis, 16 plates and 4 maps, 3 of which are folding, 268pp, dustwrapper. First edition, London: Werner Laurie, 1956. £12.00





  153. Llewellin (William), Mushet (Mr), and others REPORT ON THE EXMOOR MINERAL PROPERTY, Addressed to Frederic Winn Knight, Esq., M.P., etc., etc. 22pp. 1855..... Bound with.... FREDERIC WINN KNIGHT, M.P. Plaintiff. against HENRY WILLIAM SCHNEIDER, M.P., and ROBERT HANNAY. 61pp, short tear to one margin, some ink underscoring, ink blot to first leaf, not affecting legibility, hole in the last 2 leaves affecting a few words. 1857. Two items bound in one volume, small folio, early cloth, top boards spotty, and with a couple of damped areas, internally sound. Signed inscription by Knight to the top margin of the first leaf. 1855 and 1857. £125.00
    * The Knight family owned extensive property centered around Simonsbath on Exmoor. Frederick Knight had ambitions to expand mining activity which did not materialise. The reports, in the first item, explored the possibility of mining activity being extended on the moor. The second item is the dispute that arose between Knight and Messrs Schneider and co., iron ore merchants. Pasted in at the rear is a cutting from a newspaper, dated March 1858 about the case.






  154. Lloyd (Ven. Archdeacon) NOTES ON ST. MARY'S CHURCH, Shrewsbury. 147pp, original cloth, couple of names in ink to endpapers. Shrewsbury: Adnitt and Naunton, 1900. £15.00





  155. Lobb (Douglas), edited by Tara Pearce LOBBERY Volume III. 20,000 Lobbs around the world. 134pp, original card covers, small folio, plastic spiral binding, top cover partly torn where held by spiral binding. Occasional ink marginalia by the author. Douglas H.V. Lobb, Truro: 1998. £35.00
    * Includes sections :- Autobiography of Douglas Lobb who was born in Plymouth; Lobbs who to Australia; Lobbs who were 'Sea Dogs'; Lobbs from the 16th century, etc.






  156. Lord (N.E. & R.V) "THE SPIRIT OF EXMOOR" A nostalgic look written and illustrated by. Text drawings, 96pp, 4to, original decorative wraps, plastic spiral binding. Norman E. Lord, South Molton (1981) £18.00





  157. Lowsley (Major B) A GLOSSARY OF BERKSHIRE WORDS AND PHRASES. 199pp, interleaved with blanks, early half calf, neatly recased with the old spine laid down, marbled boards and endpapers, a.e.g., ex-ref.lib., with label to front pastedown, and stamp to title-page, and to margin of one leaf. English Dialect Society, London: 1888. £45.00





  158. Lukis (W.C), editor THE FAMILY MEMOIRS OF THE REV. WILLIAM STUKELEY, M.D. and of the Antiquarian and other Correspondence of William Stukeley, Roger & Samuel Gale, etc. Three volumes, frontis to first volume, xi + 540 + errata, and vi + 550 + errata, and xiii + 418pp + errata, original cloth, couple of lower corners to one volume slightly bruised, small portions chipped from head and foot of spines, early ownership name in ink to front endpapers. Surtees Society, Durham: 1882, 1883 & 1887. £170.00
    * Stukeley, 1687-1765, was an early pioneer of the study of prehistoric structures and wrote the first major works on Stonehenge, and Avebury. He believed that these structures were erected by the Druids and went so far as to describe himself as a druid.






  159. Lydd REPORT ON THE CORPORATION OF LYDD. (Kent.) Title + pages numbered 1012-1014, complete, extracted from a larger work, folio, disbound. House of Commons, London: 1835. £10.00
    * Sections of the Report cover:- Police; Gaol; Officers; Courts, etc.






  160. Lymington REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF LYMINGTON, (Hampshire.) Title + pages numbered 740-748, complete, extracted from a larger work, folio, disbound. House of Commons, London: 1835. £15.00
    * Sections of the Report cover:- History; Courts; Corporate Body; Police; Revenue, etc.






  161. Maidstone REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF MAIDSTONE, (Kent.) Title + pages numbered 750-770, complete, extracted from a larger work, folio, disbound. House of Commons, London: 1835. £15.00
    * Sections of the Report cover:- History; Courts; Corporate Body; Police; Revenue, etc.






  162. Major (A.F) EARLY WARS OF WESSEX. Being Studies from England's School of Arms in the West. Maps, plans, diagrams, including two folding maps in pocket at rear, xiv + 238pp, original cloth. Cambridge at the University Press, 1913. £42.00
    * With the bookplate of Arthur Bulleid to front pastedown.






  163. Major (Albany) EARLY WARS OF WESSEX. Maps, plans, diagrams, 252pp, lacks dustwrapper, a few marginal pen marks. Revised and Illustrated edition. Blandford Press, Poole. 1978. £15.00





  164. Major (Albany F) and Burrow (Edward J) THE MYSTERY OF WANSDYKE. Being a Record of Research & Investigation in the Field. With 112 drawings and 100 plans. viii + 200pp, 4to, original cloth-backed boards, partly faded, corners of boards slightly rubbed, contemporary signature and date on front endpaper. Numbered Limited Edition of 750 copies. Cheltenham: Ed. J. Burrow and Co., 1926. £70.00





  165. [Manners (John Henry)] JOURNAL OF A TOUR ROUND THE SOUTHERN COASTS OF ENGLAND. With 2 aquatint plates, 229 + 1 leaf of 'Schedule of Miles,' recent paper boards with paper label on spine. London: J. Triphook, 1805. £200.00
    * Manners was the fifth Duke of Rutland and the engravings were taken from drawings by his wife. Contains various observations and historical notes on the places he visits. He starts at Ramsgate then takes a circuitous route via Lands End and finishing at Salisbury visiting places which interest him on the way including various mines viz. Polgooth, Wherry, Cook's Kitchen, as well as Carnon Tin Stream Works, etc. At Plymouth and Southampton he lists the names of the boats in the harbour as well as the number of their guns and the names of their commanders.






  166. Marshall (W) THE RURAL ECONOMY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND: including Devonshire; and parts of Somersetshire, Dorsetshire, and Cornwall.... With a folding engraved map, 332pp and xxiv + 358 + (28) pages of index + (2) pages of publishers adverts, 2 volumes, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, contrasting morocco labels on spines. First edition, London: Printed for G. Nicol..... 1796. £180.00





  167. Martin (Benjamin) THE NATURAL HISTORY OF CORNWALL.... Bound with.... THE NATURAL HISTORY OF DEVONSHIRE. Cornwall has an engraved folding map by Bowen and one other plate, pages numbered 1-19, and Devon an engraved folding map by Bowen and one other plate showing 2 views, pages numbered 22-36. Both items complete, and continuously paginated, disbound, few spots the Cornwall map and the adjacent leaf of text partly waterstained and dusty. London: Printed and Sold by W. Owen. 1759. £85.00
    * Extract from his work entitled "The Natural History of England.... "






  168. Martin (Benjamin) THE NATURAL HISTORY OF KENT. With a folding engraved map by Bowen, pages numbered 175-206, complete, disbound. London: Printed and Sold by W. Owen. 1759. £55.00
    * Extracted from his work entitled 'The Natural History of England.... '






  169. Martin (Benjamin) THE NATURAL HISTORY OF BUCKINGHAMSHIRE. With a folding engraved map by Bowen, pages numbered 401-410, complete, disbound. London: Printed and Sold by W. Owen. 1759. £35.00
    * Extracted from his work entitled 'The Natural History of England.... '






  170. Martin (Benjamin) THE NATURAL HISTORY OF MIDDLESEX. With a folding engraved map by Bowen, a folding plan of London, a folding plan of the Country round London, and 3 plates, 2 of which are folding, pages numbered 207-306, complete, disbound. London: Printed and Sold by W. Owen. 1759. £75.00
    * Extracted from his work entitled 'The Natural History of England.... '






  171. Martin (Charles Trice) THE RECORD INTERPRETER A Collection of Abbreviations, Latin Words and Names Used in English Historical Manuscripts and Records. 464pp, slightly creased dustwrapper, with tear repait to rear wrap. Originally published in 1892 with a second edition 1910. Reprinted, Dorking: 1976. £12.00





  172. Matthews (G.F), editor SHROPSHIRE PROBATES in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. 1700-1749. 68 + 1 page of publisher's adverts, uncut, in the original wraps. Issued to Subscribers, Privately Printed, Camberley: 1928. £16.00
    * Dated 1928 on the title-page and July 1929 on the top wrap.






  173. Matthews (John) & Matthews (George), editors EXTRA VOLUME "YEAR BOOKS OF PROBATES" (from 1630). Sentences and Complete Index Nominum (Probates and Sentences) for the Years 1630-1639. 171pp, original cloth, very slight waterstaining to the top corner of approx. 10 leaves. Issued to Subscribers, London: 1907. £28.00





  174. McDonald (Donald) PERCIVAL NORTON JOHNSON. The Biography of a Pioneer Metallurgist. Illusts, 224pp, untrimmed in the original half morocco, cloth boards, ¬" tear to dustwrapper, 2 ownership names and addresses to second front endpaper. Johnson, Matthey & Co., Limited. 1951. £35.00
    * Contains much concerning his mining interests in Cornwall and Devon in Tavistock, Tamar, Pool, and Callington, etc. With a typed letter, on Johnson Matthey headed notepaper, signed by the author loosely inserted. Also loosely inserted are 3 carbon copy typed sheets titled 'Notes on Visits to P.N. Johnson's Sites in Devonshire, Sept/Oct 1947.'






  175. Memoirs of the Geological Survey SUMMARY OF PROGRESS OF THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN and the Museum of Practical Geology for 1909. A few textual illusts. 92pp. 1910.... Bound with.... Ditto for 1910. 87pp. 1911.... Bound with.... A HANDBOOK TO THE MUSEUM OF PRACTICAL GEOLOGY, Jermyn Street, London, S.W. 167pp. 1896.... Bound with.... Strahan (Aubrey) GUIDE TO THE GEOLOGICAL MODEL OF THE ISLE OF PURBECK. 2 maps, one of which is coloured. 26pp. 1906.... Bound with.... Ussher (W.A.E) THE GEOLOGY OF THE COUNTRY AROUND KINGSBRIDGE AND SALCOMBE. Frontis and textual diagrams, 82pp. 1904.... Bound with.... Reid (Clement) & Flett (J.S) THE GEOLOGY OF THE LAND'S END DISTRICT. Mining Appendix by D.A. MacAlister. With 6 plates and textual illusts. 158 + (5)pp. 1907.... Bound with.... Barrow (George) THE GEOLOGY OF THE ISLES OF SCILLY. With Petrological Contributions by J.S. Flett. With 7 plates and textual diagrams. 37pp + (6)pp. 1906. Seven items bound in 1 volume, cloth, top outer hinge split for 2", otherwise sound, marbled page edges and endpapers. H.M.S.O. London: 1896 - 1910. £180.00





  176. Mercer and Crocker's MERCER & CROCKER'S GENERAL TOPOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL DIRECTORY FOR OXFORDSHIRE. &c. Comprising classified lists of the Nobility, Clergy, Bankers.... with an Alphabetical list of the Inhabitants.... The work commences with an Account of Each Town and Village.... Lacks map, (iv) + 17-127 + 1 page of adverts, complete, disbound. Leicester: Mercer & Crocker, 1874. £30.00
    * Extracted from a larger work, hence no title-page.








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  177. Miller (J.S) A NATURAL HISTORY OF THE CRINOIDEA OR LILY-SHAPED ANIMALS; With Observations on the Genera, Asteria, Euryale, Comatula & Marsupites. Illustrated with Fifty Coloured Plates. viii + 2pp subscribers list, 150pp + advert leaf, 4to, early half calf, marbled boards, with a later calf spine, and the original labels laid down, occasional light foxing. Bristol: Published for the Author by C. Frost, Broad Street. 1821. £750.00
    * 'As the environs of Bristol abound in strata replete with organic remains, I was induced by these considerations to devote a large share of my attention.' Introduction. Miller's excursions also took him to the Mendips, as well as further afield. The subscribers list calls for 140 names which besides many local people, included William Buckland, A. Sedgewick, and Gideon Mantell.






  178. Mines MINES. REPORTS OF THE INSPECTORS OF MINES, to Her Majesty's Secretary of State, Under The Coal Regulation Act, 1872, with the Stratified Ironstone Mines (Gunpowder) Act, 1881; and the Metalliferous Mines Regulation Acts, 1872 and 1875, with the Slate Mines (Gunpowder) Act, 1882; For the Year 1885. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. With 6 folding plans, 6 being coloured and a folding table, xvi + 373pp, small folio, recent card covers, paper label on top cover. London: Houses of Parliament, 1886. £150.00
    * Includes reports on mines in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Forest of Dean, and Somerset. None of the plans are of West Country mines. There are numerous tables listing mines, owners agents, minerals raised, ages of persons employed above and below ground, names of persons injured, cause of accidents, tons of material mined, etc. Le Neve Foster, Cadman, and Frecheville were amongst the authorities who gave evidence.






  179. More (Hannah), Shaw (Clare MacDonald) TALES FOR THE COMMON PEOPLE and other Cheap Repository Tracts. Illusts, 178pp, original pictorial card covers. Trent Editions, Nottingham Trent University, 2002. £12.00
    * Includes an outline of More's life and work in Gloucestershire and Somerset.






  180. Morgan (Owen) THE LIGHT OF BRITANNIA. The Mysteries of Ancient British Druidism Unveiled; The Original Source of Phallic Worship Revealed; the Secrets of the Court of King Arthur Revealed; the Creed of the Stone Age Restored; the Holy Graal Discovered in Wales. Frontis, a plate, folding plan, textual illusts, v + 430pp, original cloth, roy 8vo. Cardiff, London and New York: c.1890. £65.00





  181. Morris's MORRIS'S BUSINESS DIRECTORY LONDON Suburban, Provincial and Foreign Trade Guide 1926. Sixty-Fourth Edition. x + 1503pp, 4to, original cloth, rubbed to edges, few marks to boards, inner hinges weak. London: J.R. Stacey, 1926. £105.00





  182. Mowl (Timothy) WILLIAM BECKFORD Composing for Mozart. Plates, xii + 324pp, dustwrapper. John Murray, London: 1998. £15.00
    * He built Fonthill Abbey in Wiltshire and Lansdown Tower in Bath.






  183. Murray's HANDBOOK FOR DEVON AND CORNWALL (1859). With large folding map, lvi + 293 pages, original cloth, lacks dustwrapper, name to front endpaper. Reprinted, Newton Abbot: David and Charles, 1971. £18.00





  184. Nasmyth (James), edited by Samuel Smiles JAMES NASMYTH Engineer An Autobiography. With a Portrait and Textual Illustrations. xx + 450pp, full calf, raised bands, spine gilt tooled, marbled endpapers, and page edges, covers lightly rubbed, contemporary inscription on second blank. A New Edition, John Murray, London: 1885. £30.00





  185. Newport REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF NEWPORT (Isle of Wight.) Title + pages numbered 772-796, complete, extracted from a larger work, folio, disbound. House of Commons, London: 1835. £20.00
    * Sections of the Report cover:- History; Courts; Corporate Body; Police; Revenue, etc.






  186. Oliver (Rev. George) COLLECTIONS ILLUSTRATING THE HISTORY OF THE CATHOLIC RELIGION IN THE COUNTIES OF CORNWALL, DEVON, WILTS, DORSET, SOMERSET AND GLOUCESTER. In two parts Historical & Biographical. viii + 576pp, original cloth, partly faded, minor spotting to prelims. First edition. London: Charles Dolman, 1857. £65.00 --- See sample text





  187. Orme (Nicholas), editor NICHOLAS ROSCARROCK'S LIVES OF THE SAINTS: CORNWALL AND DEVON. Frontis, illusts, x + 235pp, original card covers, dustwrapper. Devon & Cornwall Record Society New Series, Volume 35. Torquay: 1992. £16.00





  188. Paterson (Daniel) A NEW AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF ALL THE DIRECT AND PRINCIPAL CROSS ROADS IN GREAT BRITAIN. Containing, I. An Alphabetical List of all the Cities, Towns, and Remarkable Villages.... II. The Direct Roads from London to all the Cities, Boroughs, Market, and Sea-Port, Towns.... shewing the Distance from each City, Town, or Village, to the next on the same Road; with their Distance from London.... III. The Cross Roads of England and Wales. IV. The Direct and the Principal Cross Roads of Scotland. V. The Circuits of the Judges in England.... The Third Edition, corrected And greatly improved; with Additions. Double-page map, xxiii + with 238 double-columns of Great and Direct Roads, and Cross Roads, 12mo, early marbled boards, rubbed to edges, recent calf spine, retaining the original endpapers, raised bands, leather label. London: Printed for T. Carnan, 1776. £95.00





  189. Paterson (L.J) "ONLY THIRTY BIRTHDAYS" British Marine Mutual, 1876 to 1996. Coloured and black and white illusts, 116pp, roy 8vo, dustwrapper, presentation inscription on front endpaper. British Marine Mutual Insurance Association, 1996. £15.00





  190. Pearce (Tho.) THE LAWS AND CUSTOMS OF THE STANNARIES in the Counties of CORNWALL and DEVON. Revis'd and Corrected according to the Antient and Modern Practice. In Two Parts. The First Containing the Charter of Edw. I..... II. The several Laws and Constitutions, made by the several Parliaments of Tinners.... III. A Compleat Treatise of the Laws of the Stannaries.... IV. The Power of the Lord Warden.... V. The Rights of the Prince as Duke of Cornwall.... VI. The Customs of the Stannary of Blackmore.... PART II. Containing the Laws and Customs of the Stannaries of Devon. I. The Charter of Edw. I.... II. The several Laws and Constitutions.... Folio, contemporary full calf, top outer hinges have short splits at head, couple of worm holes slightly affecting spine and outer hinges, recased with original spine laid down and new endpapers, name erased with early ink on title-page. Printed for D. Browne, without Temple-Bar, and J. Newton, in Little-Britain. 1725. £680.00
    * 'Pages 9 to 20 are deficient (mis-printed) in all editions.' see Boase and Courtney's Bibliotheca Cornubienisis, Volume 2, page 438.






  191. Pennington (Robert R) STANNARY LAW. A History of the Mining Law of Devon and Cornwall. 229pp, dustwrapper. David & Charles, Newton Abbot: 1973. £18.00





  192. Petersfield REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF PETERSFIELD, (Hampshire.) Title + page numbered 798, single leaf, complete, extracted from a larger work, folio, disbound. House of Commons, London: 1835. £10.00
    * Sections of the Report cover:- History; Courts; Corporate Body; Police; Revenue, etc.






  193. Pevensey REPORT ON THE CORPORATION OF PEVENSEY, (Sussex.) Title + pages numbered 1016-1020, complete, extracted from a larger work, folio, disbound. House of Commons, London: 1835. £12.00
    * Sections of the Report cover:- History; Courts; Corporate Body; Police; Revenue, etc.






  194. Phillips (John) THE RIVERS MOUNTAINS AND SEA-COAST OF YORKSHIRE. With Essays on the Climate, Scenery, and Ancient Inhabitants of the County. With 36 plates. xv + 316 + [iv]pp, original cloth, neatly recased with new endpapers and old spine laid down, relevant news cuttings pasted to front endpaper, spot to top board, some spotting to plates. Second Subscribers Edition. London: John Murray, 1855. £45.00





  195. Pigot and Co's NATIONAL COMMERCIAL PIGOT'S DIRECTORY FOR 1830. Cornwall, Dorsetshire, Devonshire, Somersetshire, Wiltshire. With 5 folding maps, 282pp, original printed card covers. Originally published 1830. Facsimile reprint, King's Lynn: 1993. £20.00





  196. Pigot's PIGOT'S DIRECTORY OF BEDFORDSHIRE 1830. Lacks map, pages numbered 9-26, complete, disbound. London: Pigot & Co., 1830. £25.00





  197. Pigot's PIGOT'S DIRECTORY OF BERKSHIRE 1830. Lacks map, pages numbered 27-68, complete, disbound. London: Pigot & Co., 1830. £25.00





  198. Pigot's PIGOT'S DIRECTORY OF HUNTINGDONSHIRE 1839. Lacks map, pages numbered 223-238, recent cloth. Pigot & Co., London & Manchester: 1839. £25.00





  199. Pigot's PIGOT'S DIRECTORY OF OXFORDSHIRE 1830. Lacks map, pages numbered 633-664, recent cloth. Pigot & Co., London & Manchester: 1830. £25.00





  200. Pinnock (W) THE HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY OF HAMPSHIRE, With Biographical Sketches, &c. &c., With a folding map of the county, vignette title, 76pp, sm 8vo, disbound, some spotting, map off-set. London: Printed for Pinnock and Maunder, c.1825. £30.00





  201. Pinnock (W) THE HISTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY OF HERTFORDSHIRE, With Biographical Sketches, &c. &c., With a folding map of the county, vignette title, 68pp, sm 8vo, disbound, some spotting, map off-set. London: Printed for Pinnock and Maunder, c.1825. £24.00





  202. Plymouth Institution ANNUAL REPORTS AND TRANSACTIONS OF THE PLYMOUTH INSTITUTION. and Devon and Cornwall Natural History Society. Volume 19. 1943-44 and 1944-45. With 3 plates, xxiii + 126pp, original wraps, stamp of an institution on top wrap. Underhill, Plymouth: 1947. £12.00
    * Includes chapter on Natural History of the Plymouth Rubble Heaps; Plymouth Chantries; Ratter Street Congregational Church; Early Newspapers in Plymouth and the West; Prysten House; Canada and the Empire Air Training Scheme, etc.






  203. [Polwhele (Richard)] POEMS CHIEFLY BY GENTLEMEN OF DEVONSHIRE AND CORNWALL. In Two volumes. xii + 205pp and 240pp, early half calf, marbled boards, slightly rubbed to edges, small indelible stamp to titles, small amount of light foxing. Bath: Printed by R. Cruttwell. 1792. £260.00





  204. Ponting (K.G) THE WOOLLEN INDUSTRY OF SOUTH-WEST ENGLAND. With 55 illustrations, x + 214pp, dustwrapper. First edition, Adams and Dart, Bath: 1971. £25.00





  205. Portsmouth REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF PORTSMOUTH, (Hampshire.) Title + pages numbered 800-820, complete, extracted from a larger work, folio, disbound. House of Commons, London: 1835. £16.00
    * Sections of the Report cover:- History; Courts; Corporate Body; Police; Revenue, etc.






  206. [Pulman (G.P.R)] John Trotandot RAMBLES, ROAMINGS AND RECOLLECTIONS. Frontis, 280pp, original cloth, spine faded. London: Longman, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1870. £35.00
    * Includes chapters on Crewkerne Fair, horse racing at Colyton and Beaminster, Whitelackington and Monmouth's Tree, and visits to Jersey.






  207. Pulman (George P.R) THE BOOK OF THE AXE; Containing A Piscatorial Description of that Stream and Historical Sketches of All the Parishes and Remarkable Places Upon its Banks. Fourth Edition, Re-Written and Greatly Enlarged. With Nearly One Hundred Illustrations and a Map. v + 906pp, original cloth, dustwrapper, 2 small private ownership labels to front endpapers, and ink note concerning purchase. Originally published 1875. Kingsmead Reprints, Bath: 1975. £42.00 --- See sample text





  208. Radclyffe (C), Illustrator, Rowe (G), printer PICTURESQUE ANTIQUITIES &c OF THE COUNTY OF HEREFORD. With 32 sepia lithographic plates, including title page, (i) + 69pp, 4to, early half calf, recent calf spine raised bands, morocco label, retaining the orginal endpapers, corners rubbed, occasional foxing mainly affecting margins of plates. Hereford: T.N. Walsh. Printed by G. Rowe, Cheltenham, c.1840. £420.00
    * There is 1 copy on Copac. The plates are of views which include:- Abbey Dore Church; Abbey Dore Valley; Hereford Cathedral; Croft Castle; Downton Castle; Eastnor Castle; Goodrich Castle; Grosmont Castle; Hampton Court; Holm Lacey; Kilpeck Church; Ledbury; Ledbury Church; Leominster Church; Ley Farm House; Longton Castle; Ludford House; Madley Church; Ross; Symonds Yat; Weobley; Wigmore Castle and Wilton Castle. Many of the views show people in the fore-ground.






  209. Raistrick (A), editor THE HATCHETT DIARY A tour through the counties of England and Scotland in 1796 visiting their mines and manufactories. Edited and with an introduction by Arthur Raistrick. Map, textual illusts, 114pp, dustwrapper foxed, internally sound. D. Bradford Barton, Truro: 1967. £12.00
    * Hatchett visited the stone quarries of Portland in Dorset, the lignite mines at Bovey in Devon, and several Cornish tin mines.






  210. Raistrick (Arthur) TWO CENTURIES OF INDUSTRIAL WELFARE: The London (Quaker) Lead Company 1692 - 1905. The Social Policy and Work of the "Governor and Company for Smelting down Lead with Pit Coal and Sea Coal", mainly in Alston Moor and the Pennines. With 15 plates and 6 line drawings, 168pp, original cloth, lacks dustwrapper, inscription to front endpaper. Revised Second Edition, Moorland Publishing Company, Buxton: 1977. £10.00





  211. Randall (J) HANDBOOK TO THE SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY. Illustrated and Descriptive of Places along the Line, from Worcester to Shrewsbury. Illusts in the text, 50pp, disbound, occasional foxing. Virtue Brothers and Co., London: 1863. £35.00





  212. Ravenhill (Mary R) and Rowe (Margery M), editors THE ACLAND FAMILY: Maps and Surveys 1720-1840. Coloured and blank and white plates, map, xv + 154pp, oblong 4to, original pictorial card covers. Devon and Cornwall Record Society, Exeter: 2006. £16.00
    * The Aclands owned property in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.






  213. Ravenhill (W.W) RECORDS OF THE RISING IN THE WEST, A.D. 1655. Plates, facsimile letter, 165pp, contemporary half calf, leather label, original wraps bound in, inner hinges cracked though sound. A signed letter from Ravenhill is tipped in at the front. Devizes: H.F. & E. Bull, 1875. £45.00
    * Originally published in volume 14 of the magazine of the Wiltshire Archaeological & Natural History Society.






  214. Reid (Clement), Barrow (G), and others THE GEOLOGY OF THE COUNTRY AROUND TAVISTOCK AND LAUNCESTON. With 3 plates, textual illusts, 144pp, original wraps, lacks most of spine, portions chipped from wraps adjacent to hinges. First edition, H.M.S.O. 1911. £45.00





  215. Richardson (A.E) and Gill (C. Lovett) REGIONAL ARCHITECTURE OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND. Numerous illustrations, xx + 188pp, 4to, original cloth, lightly rubbed to edges. First edition, London: Ernest Benn, Limited. 1924. £50.00





  216. Riley (Hazel) and Wilson-North (Robert) THE FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY OF EXMOOR. Coloured and black and white illusts, plans, xii + 192pp, 4to, original pictorial card covers. English Heritage, Swindon: 2001. £18.00
    * Exmoor extends along the coast from Combe Martin in Devon to Minehead in Somerset.






  217. Rimmer (Alfred) ANCIENT STONE CROSSES OF ENGLAND. With 72 illusts in the text, xii + 159pp, original cloth, some foxing to front endpaper and half-title. London: Virtue, Spalding, 1875. £20.00





  218. Roberts (George) THE LIFE PROGRESSES, AND REBELLION OF JAMES, DUKE OF MONMOUTH, &c. To His Capture and Execution: with A Full Account of the Bloody Assize, and Copious Biographical Notices. 2 volumes, with 2 folding maps, woodcuts in the text, plate of Lyme Regis and portrait frontis, 338 + 2pp of publishers adverts, and 346pp, 12mo, original cloth, ownership inscriptions to front endpapers. First edition, London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1844. £85.00





  219. Robertson (Kevin) GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY HALTS. Volume 1. v + 127p, 4to, dustwrapper. Irwell Press, Pinner: 1990. £16.00
    * This volume lists all the halts and platforms alphabetically from A to L.






  220. Rochester REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF ROCHESTER. (Kent.) Title + pages numbered 842-867, complete, extracted from a larger work, folio, disbound. House of Commons, London: 1835. £18.00
    * Sections of the Report cover:- History; Courts; Corporate Body; Police; Revenue, etc.






  221. Rocque (J), Topographer to his Majesty ROCQUE'S TRAVELLER'S ASSISTANT; Being the Most General and Compleat Director extant, to all the Post, Principal and Cross Roads in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland; Giving The true Names and exact Distances From the Standard in Cornhill for Great-Britain; and From Dublin for Ireland, To all the several Cities, Towns, Villages, &c. in the United Kingdom. The whole collected and computed in a new Manner, more clear and intelligent than any yet published. Bound without map, 136 + iv page index, sm 8vo, early calf boards, later calf spine with lettering piece and raised bands. First edition, London: Printed for M.A. Rocque, 1763. £200.00





  222. Rogers (Rev. Charles) GENEALOGICAL MEMOIRS OF THE FAMILY OF ROBERT BURNS and of the Scottish House of Burnes. 68pp, original cloth slightly rubbed at edges, cloth chipped at head and foot of spine, title slightly spotty and with private indelible ownership stamp to top margin. London: Printed for the Royal Historical Society. 1877. £25.00





  223. Rogers (W.H. Hamilton) MEMORIALS OF THE WEST, Historical & Descriptive, Collected on the Borderland of SOMERSET, DORSET, and DEVON. With full page and textual illusts., 398pp, untrimmed in the original qtr, morocco, lightly rubbed to head and foot of spine. Exeter: James G. Commin.... 1888. £40.00





  224. Rogers (W.H. Hamilton) ARCHAEOLOGICAL PAPERS RELATING TO THE COUNTIES OF SOMERSET, WILTS., HANTS., AND DEVON. Plates, textual illusts., 4to, contemporary half vellum, cloth boards, spine gilt tooled, t.e.g., few small marks to covers. Reprinted for the Author. 1902. £125.00
    * Containing 20 papers, separately paginated, all but one with title-pages. Reprinted from various journals and with 3 papers never before published. Includes: Brook family of Somerset and Devon; Huyshe family of Somerset and Devon; Courtenay and Clyveden families of Somerset; Molyns and Hungerford families of Farleigh Hungerford; Stafford family of Suthwyke in North Bradley, Wilts., and Hoke, Dorset; Tudor Merchants of Tiverton and Cullompton, etc.






  225. Rogers (W.H.H) THE STRIFE OF THE ROSES AND DAYS OF THE TUDORS IN THE WEST. Illustrated by Roscoe Gibbs. Plates, (x) + 212 + (ii)pp, original cloth, signed presentation inscription by the author to the Countess Compton, on the half-title. First edition, J.G. Commin, Exeter: 1890. £35.00





  226. Romney Marsh REPORT ON THE CORPORATION OF ROMNEY MARSH, (Kent.) Title + pages numbered 1024-1028, complete, extracted from a larger work, folio, disbound. House of Commons, London: 1835. £12.00
    * Sections of the Report cover:- History; Courts; Corporate Body; Police; Revenue, etc.






  227. Romsey REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF ROMSEY, (Hampshire.) Title + pages numbered 1330-1334, complete, extracted from a larger work, folio, disbound. House of Commons, London: 1835. £14.00
    * Sections of the Report cover:- History; Courts; Corporate Body; Police; Revenue, etc.






  228. Rye REPORT ON THE TOWN OF RYE. (Sussex.) Title + pages numbered 1030-1039, complete, extracted from a larger work, folio, disbound. House of Commons, London: 1835. £15.00
    * Sections of the Report cover:- History; Courts; Corporate Body; Police; Revenue, etc.






  229. Salmon (Arthur L) BRISTOL: City, Suburbs & Countryside. Pen Drawings by F.G. Lewin. 237 + (2) pages of publisher's adverts, original qtr cloth, paper boards, Bristol Times and Mirror, London & Bristol: 1922. £16.00
    * Includes chapters on Henbury, Weston-super-Mare, Bath, etc.






  230. Salter (Rev. E.H), editor EYNSHAM CARTULARY. Volume 1 of 2 only. With 4 plates, xxxvi+ 441 + (7) publishers adverts, original cloth. Oxford Historical Society, 1907. £12.00





  231. Seaford REPORT ON THE TOWN OF SEAFORD. (Kent.) Title + pages numbered 1058-1060, complete, extracted from a larger work, folio, disbound. House of Commons, London: 1835. £10.00
    * Sections of the Report cover:- History; Courts; Charters; Gaol; Revenue, etc.






  232. Sharpe (Henry), printer A CONCISE HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION OF KENILWORTH CASTLE, From its Foundation to the Present Time. The Sixteenth Edition with Additions. Engraved folding plate and folding plan, iv + 36 + iv, sm 8vo, original printed wraps, few small chips to spine, small amount of light foxing. Warwick: Printed by Henry Sharpe, and Sold by the Booksellers in Warwick, Coventry, and at the Principal Inns in Kenilworth. 1825. £35.00





  233. Shepherd (T.H) and Britton (H) BATH AND BRISTOL, with the Counties of Somerset and Gloucester, Displayed in a Series of Views... from Original Drawings by T.H. Shepherd, with Historical & Descriptive Illustrations, by J. Britton. With engraved vignette title, printed title, and with 48 engraved views on 24 sheets, 55pp, 4to, disbound, some light off-setting, and occasional spotting, small waterstain to top of title-page. First edition, London: Jones & Co., 1829. £180.00





  234. Sherborn (Charles Davies) A HISTORY OF THE FAMILY OF SHERBORN. Frontis, 212pp, original cloth, lightly rubbed, short tear to front endpaper, few small marks and some light damp marks to rear board, internally sound. LIMITED EDITION OF 250 COPIES. London: Mitchell and Hughes, 1901. £55.00
    * Mainly deals with the family in Lancashire, and Yorkshire and with a chapter on Norfolk.






  235. Shorter (A.H), Ravenhill (W.L.D) and Gregory (K.J) SOUTHWEST ENGLAND. With 95 textual illusts, 52 plates, 3 tables and a coloured folding map, xii + 340pp, few short tears to dustwrapper. First edition, Nelson, London: 1969. £18.00
    * Includes chapters on transport, agriculture, Isles of Scilly, Bodmin Moor, the Bovey Basin, the Lizard, etc.






  236. Skelton (R.A) COUNTY ATLASES OF THE BRITISH ISLES 1579-1703. A Bibliography. Plates, 2 of which are folding, 262pp, short tear to rear of dustwrapper. Carta Press, London: 1970. £40.00





  237. Smeaton (John) THE REPORT OF JOHN SMEATON, ENGINEER, CONCERNING THE DRAINAGE OF THE NORTH LEVEL OF THE FENS, and The Outfall of the Wisbeach River. Large folding engraved section:- 'A Chain and Scale of Levels along Wisbeach River and Channel from Peterborough Bridge down to the Eye at Sea. Taken in 1767 by William Elstobb.' 24pp, sm 4to, untrimmed in the original plain wraps, few small spots. (London: 1769) £125.00
    * Smeaton was one of several engineers who was asked to submit his scheme for this large project. See Skempton's British Civil Engineering Literature 1640-1840. No 1318.






  238. Smith (David) ANTIQUE MAPS OF THE BRITISH ISLES. With 4 colour plates and 121 black and white illusts, 243pp, dustwrapper. B.T. Batsford, London: 1982. £15.00





  239. Smyth (John) NOTES ON CORNWALL AND NORTH DEVON. Rhyming Records of Recent Rambles. 108pp, sm 8vo, original cloth, a.e.g. John Warren, Royston: and Paternoster and Hales, Hitchin: 1877. £40.00





  240. Society of Antiquaries of London, publishers ARCHAEOLOGIA: or Miscellaneous Tracts relating to Antiquity. Volume 37. With 6 plates, 315pp, 4to, early cloth, occasional foxing mainly to front and rear. London: Society of Antiquaries of London, 1857. £35.00
    * Includes articles:- Bell-Tower of Palace of Westminster; Anglo-Saxon Remains at Kemble, in North Wilts; Possessions of the Abbey of Malmesbury, etc.






  241. Society of Antiquaries of London, publishers ARCHAEOLOGIA: or Miscellaneous Tracts relating to Antiquity. Volume 34. Part 2 of 2 only. With 21 plates, pages numbered x + 137-467pp, 4to, untrimmed in the original plain paper wraps, couple of short tears to top wrap. London: Society of Antiquaries of London, 1852. £35.00
    * Includes articles:- Life of Sir Walter Raleigh; Tumuli in the East Riding of Yorkshire; British Fleets from 1588 to 1603; Discovery of Body in St. Stephen's Chapel, Westminster, etc.






  242. Society of Antiquaries of Scotland PROCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES OF SCOTLAND One Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Session 1904-1905. vol. III - Fourth Series. Full page and illusts in the text, xlviii + 582pp, original cloth, spine slightly darkened, paper label chipped on spine. Printed for the Society, Edinburgh: 1905. £35.00
    * Includes articles:- Stones in Jedburgh; Kirkyard Monuments; Stone Circles in Kincardineshire; Ports on the Poltalloch Estate, Argyll; Scottish Place-Names, etc.


    Somerset and Dorset Notes and Queries
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  243. Southampton REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF SOUTHAMPTON. Title + pages numbered 870-892, complete, extracted from a larger work, folio, disbound. House of Commons, London: 1835. £18.00
    * Sections of the Report cover:- History; Courts; Corporate Body; Police; Revenue, etc.






  244. Stanier (Peter) SOUTH WEST GRANITE A History of the Granite Industry in Cornwall and Devon. Illusts, diagrams, maps, viii + 223pp, original pictorial card covers. Cornish Hillside Publications, St. Austell: 1999. £15.00





  245. Sternberg (Thomas) THE DIALECT AND FOLK-LORE OF NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. 109pp, sm 8vo, disbound, few small pencil ticks in margins. First Edition. London: John Russell Smith. Northampton: Abel and Sons. 1851. £45.00





  246. Stoate (T.L), editor and publisher SURVEY OF WEST COUNTRY MANORS 1525. The Lands of Cecily Marchioness of Dorset Lady Harington and Bonville in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire. xxx + 163pp, small folio, original cloth covered in a loose plastic cover, neat inscription to front endpaper. Almondsbury: 1979. £60.00





  247. Strong (W), Collings (E) etc., publishers THE WEST OF ENGLAND JOURNAL of Science and Literature. Nos. I. II. III. IV. and V. 1835-6. With a coloured folding geological map of Portishead, a plate of the Giant's Cave Clifton and one other folding plate, a few textual illusts, 376 + 254pp, early half calf, cloth boards, new calf spine, with the original calf label on the spine. Slight water staining mainly affecting outer margin of map, and corners to a few prelims, few spots to map and prelims, original owner's (?) name and address in ink to title-page. 5 parts bound in 1. ALL PUBLISHED. Bristol: W. Strong, E. Collings, Bath: 1836. £70.00
    * As well as articles of a general nature, many of them of geological interest, it also contains several articles of local interest including a catalogue of plants in the neighbourhood of Bristol and articles on the Geology of Portishead, and the Giant's Cave, Clifton. See Green's Bibliotheca Somersetensis. Vol 3, p381.






  248. Sumner (Heywood) LOCAL PAPERS Archaeological & Topographical HAMPSHIRE, DORSET & WILTSHIRE. With plans, illusts., and maps, some of which are folding, 248 + 1 page of publishers adverts, lacks dustwrapper, original cloth. First edition, Printed at the Chiswick Press. London: 1931. £25.00





  249. Tanner (William) THREE LECTURES ON THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS IN BRISTOL AND SOMERSETSHIRE. 148pp, original cloth, partly faded, neat ownership inscription to front pastedown. London: Alfred W. Bennett, 1858. £48.00





  250. Taylor and Co., printers GENEALOGICAL MEMORANDA RELATING TO THE FAMILY OF NEWTON. 14pp, cr 4to, original printed wrappers, spine split at head and foot. Privately Printed By Taylor & Co. London: 1871. £22.00





  251. Taylor (John) ANTIQUARIAN ESSAYS Contributed to the "Saturday Review." With a Memoir of William George and Portrait. liv + 383pp, untrimmed in the original qtr. parchment, covers lightly rubbed, endpapers foxed, spine slightly darkened and spotty. LIMITED TO 180 NUMBERED COPIES. Bristol: W. Crofton Hemmons, 1895. £18.00
    * Includes articles on Chepstow, Berkeley, Cleeve Abbey, House of Fortescue, Thornbury Castle, etc.






  252. Tenterden REPORT ON THE CORPORATION OF TENTERDEN. (Kent.) Title + pages numbered 1062-1069, complete, extracted from a larger work, folio, disbound. House of Commons, London: 1835. £12.00
    * Sections of the Report cover:- History; Courts; Corporate Body; Police; Revenue, etc.






  253. Thornbury (Walter) CROSS COUNTRY. Frontis, vi + 337 + 16 pages of publisher's adverts, original cloth, partly faded, lightly rubbed, front inner hinge cracked, and weak. London: Sampson Low, 1861. £45.00
    * Includes chapters on:- Wiltshire Downs; Stonehenge; Druid's Temple at Stanton Drew; Bristol and its Sieges; The Mendips; Irish Fairies; Killarney, etc.






  254. Thurston (Robert H) A HISTORY OF THE GROWTH OF THE STEAM-ENGINE. Centennial Edition. With a Supplementary Chapter by William N. Barnard. Illusts in the text, xii + 555pp, original cloth. Originally published 1878. Cornell University Press: 1939. £18.00





  255. Titford (John) THE TITFORD FAMILY 1547 - 1947. Pedigrees and plates, xxx + 239 + 2 page list of subscribers, dustwrapper. Phillimore, Chichester: 1989. £16.00
    * Mainly concerned with the Titfords of Frome in Somerset and Bratton in Wiltshire.






  256. Trevor (Gerald) THE HISTORY OF THE TREVOR FAMILY. 36pp, original cloth. Printed by Wood & Son, Perth: 1948. £20.00
    * Loosely inserted is a hand written letter by Gaynor Trevor from Australia, with the envelope, addressed to R.S.R. Trevor of Builth Wells.






  257. Trinder (Barrie) BARGES & BARGEMEN A Social History of the Upper Severn Navigation 1660-1900. Illusts, 178pp, dustwrapper. Phillimore, Chichester: 2005. £20.00





  258. Tunnicliff (William) A TOPOGRAPHICAL SURVEY OF THE COUNTIES OF.... WORCESTERSHIRE section. With large folding map, 8 engraved pages of coats of arms, lacks the index table, pages numbered 67-88, text complete, disbound, light waterstaining to fore-edge margins of a few leaves. Printed and Sold by R. Cruttwell, Bath: 1799. £70.00
    * Includes an 'Index to the Great Roads in Worcestershire' and a 'List of the Nobility and Gentry in the County of Worcestershire.






  259. Tunnicliff (William) A TOPOGRAPHICAL SURVEY OF THE COUNTIES OF.... HAMPSHIRE section. Lacks map, 8 engraved pages of coats of arms, double page index table, 50pp, disbound with plates and text in 2 separate sections. Salisbury: Printed for the Author by B.C. Collins, 1791. £18.00
    * Includes an 'Index to the Great Roads in Hampshire' and a 'List of the Nobility and Gentry in the County of Hants.'






  260. [Tutchin (John)] THE WESTERN MARTYROLOGY OR, BLOODY ASSIZES. Containing the Lives, Trials, and Dying-Speeches Of all those Eminent Protestants that Suffered in the West of England, and Elsewhere, From the Year 1678, to this Time. Together with the Life and Death of George L. Jeffreys. To which is now added, to make it Compleat, An Account of the Barbarous Whippings of Several Persons in the West. Also the Trial and Case of Mr John Tutchin (the Author of the Observator) with the Cruel Sentence pass'd upon him; and his Petition to King James II. to be hang'd: Never before Printed. Engraved frontis., viii + 340 + 4 pages of publisher's adverts, original cloth slightly rubbed to edges, front inner hinge cracked, contemporary presentation inscription to front endpaper. Reprinted from the Fifth Edition. London: James Blackwood, 1873. £25.00





  261. University College of South West DEVON AND CORNWALL A Preliminary Survey. A Report Issued by The Survey Committee of the University College Of The South West, Exeter. Maps, diagrams, map endpapers, illusts, 318pp, sm 4to, original cloth, slightly rubbed to edges, with a couple of short snags to head of spine. Exeter: A. Wheaton and Co. Ltd. 1947. £16.00 --- See sample text
    * Includes chapters on Industries, Fisheries, Geology, Minerals, etc.






  262. University of Bristol Reconstruction Research Group GLOUCESTERSHIRE, SOMERSET AND WILTSHIRE, A GEOGRAPHICAL ANALYSIS. With 3 folding coloured maps, each laid down on linen, inserted in pockets at the front and rear, 12pp, folio, original card covers. Published for the University of Bristol by J.W. Arrowsmith Ltd. 1949. £18.00





  263. Ussher (W.A.E) THE GEOLOGY OF THE COUNTRY AROUND PLYMOUTH AND LISKEARD. Memoirs of the Geological Survey. Explanation of Sheet 348. With notes on the petrology of the igneous rocks by J.S. Flett. Plates and textual illusts, 156pp, recent cloth, with the original printed wraps bounds in. First edition, London: Printed for H.M.S.O. 1907. £30.00





  264. Vaughan (John) THE ENGLISH GUIDE BOOK c.1780-1870. An Illustrated History. With 79 text illusts, 167pp, dustwrapper. David & Charles, Newton Abbot: 1972. £12.00





  265. Warner (Revd. Richard), of Bath A WALK THROUGH SOME OF THE WESTERN COUNTIES of England. With 2 aquatint plates, engraved sketch maps, 222pp + advert leaf, recent qtr calf, cloth boards, some light foxing. R. Cruttwell, Bath: 1800. £90.00
    * Warner travelled from Bath, through Somerset and Devon, eventually crossing into Cornwall on the Tor-point ferry. Warner did not hold back on his assessments of the places he visited. 'Biddeford is a striking contrast to Barnstaple. A large, wretched. and dirty place, with all the filth, inconvenience, and disagreeableness of a sea-port, and little of its bustle and animation.'






  266. [Warner (Richard) and Hunter (Joseph)] THE OMNIUM=GATHERUM: or Bath, Bristol, and Cheltenham Literary Repository. By Us Two. To be Published every Fortnight. With 4 plates, 240pp, contemporary half calf, marbled boards and endpapers, lettering piece, boards lightly rubbed, small worm hole to margin of most pages. Contains seven numbers, continuously paginated. All published. Bath: Printed and sold by Richard Cruttwell, (1814) £80.00
    * Presentation inscription 'From the editor to his friend Dr Charles Parry, 1815.' With the engraved armorial bookplate of Charles Henry Parry to rear pastedown. A curious mixture, including poetry, with little of local interest.






  267. Waters (Brian) THE BRISTOL CHANNEL. With plates and map endpapers, xvii + 206pp, tear to head of spine of dustwrapper, some spotting to rear of wrap, name covered with snowpake to front endpaper. First edition, J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd. 1955. £15.00





  268. Waters (Ivor) CHEPSTOW PRINTERS AND NEWSPAPERS. Plates and textual illusts, 86pp, dustwrapper. Limited to 120 Copies. Moss Rose Press, Chepstow: 1981. £18.00





  269. Waters (Robert Edmond Chester) GENEALOGICAL MEMOIRS OF THE EXTINCT FAMILY OF CHESTER OF CHICHELEY, Their Ancestors and Descendants. Armorials in the text, xxi + 366 and xxiii-xxxiii + 367-790pp, 2 volumes, 4to, untrimmed in the original cloth, later spines, original endpapers retained. With the armorial bookplates of Antony Richard Wagner in each volume. First edition, Robson and Sons, London: 1878. £145.00





  270. Waters (Robert Edmond Chester) GENEALOGICAL MEMOIRS OF THE FAMILIES OF CHESTER of Bristol, Barton Regis, London, and Almondsbury, Descended from Henry Chester, Sheriff of Bristol 1470. And also of the Families of Astry of London, Kent, Beds, Hunts, Oxon, and Gloucestershire, Descended from Sir Ralph Astry, Kt., Lord Mayor of London 1493. x + 122 + 8pp, 4to, original cloth, gilt, small portion chipped from foot of spine, approx «" missing from head of spine. Reeves and Turner, London: 1881. £32.00





  271. Watkins (George) THE STEAM ENGINE IN INDUSTRY. Volume 1. The Public Services. Volume 2. Mining and the Metal Trade. Illusts, 128pp, and 128pp, 2 volumes, 4to, original illustrated glazed boards. First editions, Moorland Publishing, Ashbourne: 1978 and 1979. £28.00





  272. Watson (J.N.P) CAPTAIN-GENERAL AND REBEL CHIEF The Life of James, Duke of Monmouth. Foreword by His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, K.T. Plates, maps and diagrams, xxiii + 311pp, dustwrapper. London: George Allen and Unwin, 1979. £18.00
    * Signed by the author on the title-page and presentation inscription from him on front endpaper.






  273. Watson (W.G. Willis) THE HOUSE OF MARTIN: Being Chapters in the history of the West of England Branch of that Family. Plates, genealogical tables, vii + 146pp, original cloth, cheap paper slightly browned to edges. Loosely inserted is the 8 page prospectus for the work. Exeter: William Pollard, 1906. £85.00





  274. Webb (Cliff), editor WILLS IN THE CONSISTORY COURT OF LICHFIELD. Coloured maps, lxi + 546pp, original cloth. British Record Society, London: 2010. £16.00





  275. Welch (F.B.A) and Crookall (R) BRITISH REGIONAL GEOLOGY. BRISTOL AND GLOUCESTER DISTRICT. With 12 plates, one of which is folding, 86pp, original printed wraps. First edition. H.M.S.O. 1935. £15.00





  276. Wessex Divisional Journal WESSEX DIVISIONAL JOURNAL Volumes 1 - 5. Five volumes bound in one. Illusts, folding maps and plans. There were 9 issues for volume 1, 12 issues for volume 2, each of 24pp, and 4 issues per volume for volumes 3, 4 and 5, with between 192 and 214pp per volume, 4to, few small marks to contemporary binders cloth. April 1909 - October 1913. £85.00
    * Includes many articles with a local interest, as well as many on military tactics and historical subjects.






  277. Western Gazette and Company Limited THE WESTERN GAZETTE ALMANAC AND DIARY FOR 1911. Illusts, adverts, 260pp, original cloth, spine slightly faded, light brown tinge to pages, lower corner to top cover damp stained, slightly affecting lower inner margin of first few leaves. Western Gazette and Company Limited, Yeovil: 1911. £22.00
    * Includes a History of the Somerset Yeomanry.






  278. Western Gazette and Company Limited THE WESTERN GAZETTE ALMANAC AND DIARY FOR 1912. Illusts, adverts, 272pp, original cloth, spine slightly faded, lower corner to top cover damp stained, slightly affecting lower inner margin of first few leaves. Western Gazette and Company Limited, Yeovil: 1912. £22.00





  279. Whitaker (Harold) THE HAROLD WHITAKER COLLECTION OF COUNTY ATLASES, ROAD-BOOKS AND MAPS PRESENTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS. A Catalogue. Illusts, 143pp, original cloth, partly faded, and lightly rubbed to edges. Leeds: The Brotherton Library, 1947. £10.00





  280. Whitcombe (Mrs Henry Pennell) BYGONE DAYS IN DEVONSHIRE AND CORNWALL. With Notes on Existing Superstitions and Customs. xv + 276pp, original decorative cloth, very slightly rubbed to edges, neatly recased, with new endpapers and the original spine laid down, some marks to cloth. First edition, London: Richard Bentley, 1874. £65.00





  281. Williams (Teresa) SOMERSET & DORSET ABSCONDERS From "The Hue & Cry" 1801 to 1858. 119pp, original card covers. Somerset & Dorset Family history Society, Weymouth: 1999. £8.00





  282. Willmott (Frank G) BRICKS AND 'BRICKIES'. Illusts, 78pp, original paper boards, short split to paper on top hinge. Published Privately, Rainham: 1972. £22.00
    * 'This book is about bricks, brickmakers, barges, and bargemen. and also partly the story of Eastwoods Limited, Brickmakers, and Bargeowners....'






  283. Winchester REPORT ON THE CITY OF WINCHESTER. (Hampshire.) Title + pages numbered 894-912, complete, extracted from a larger work, folio, disbound. House of Commons, London: 1835. £17.00
    * Sections of the Report cover:- History; Courts; Corporate Body; Police; Revenue, etc.






  284. Winter (William) GRAY DAYS AND GOLD. 353 + (v) pages of publisher's adverts, 16mo, original cloth, very slightly rubbed to edges, rear board spotty. First edition, David Douglas, Edinburgh: 1891. £12.00
    * 'relates to the gray days of an American wanderer in the British Islands.... ' He travels around the country visiting parts of Britain which have literary connections. Includes a chapter on Bath.






  285. Wright (W.H.K), editor THE WESTERN ANTIQUARY or Notebook for DEVON, CORNWALL and SOMERSET. Illusts and pedigrees, some of which are folding, Volumes 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11 of 12. 4to, one volume is bound in the original half calf, cloth boards, slightly rubbed, outer hinges partly split, though sound, the other volumes have been bound in cloth to match the original volume. Plymouth: Latimer and Son and W.H. Luke, 1881 - 1893. £220.00 --- See sample text
    * The first 3 volumes only were printed by Latimer the rest by Luke. Contains numerous articles on family history, biographies, customs, Devon and Cornwall churches, town histories, folk-lore etc. etc, and includes:- Courtney. Parliamentary History of Tregony; Dredge. Devon Booksellers & Printers; Burnard. Dartmoor Preservation; Crossing. Dartmoor Pixies. etc., etc.






  286. Wright (W.H.K), editor THE WESTERN ANTIQUARY or DEVON AND CORNWALL NOTE-BOOK. Volume 1. March, 1881, to March, 1882. Illusts, xvii + (i) + 219pp, includes 3 page list of subscribers, original qtr roan, cloth boards, small portions missing from rubbed spine. Plymouth: Latimer and Son, 1882. £45.00
    * Includes articles:- Borlase family; Sir Francis Drake; Bonython Family; Dr John Kitto; Charles Church, Plymouth; Ancient Ridge Tiles; Punishments in Olden Times; Preservation of Dartmoor Antiquities; Gorges Monument, St. Budeaux Church, etc.






  287. Wright (W.H.K), editor THE WESTERN ANTIQUARY or DEVON AND CORNWALL NOTE-BOOK. Volume 2. April, 1882, to April, 1883. Illusts, xvii + 216pp, includes 4 page list of subscribers, 4to, original qtr roan, cloth boards, lacks approx «" to head of spine and small strip at foot. Plymouth: Latimer and Son, 1883. £35.00
    * Includes articles:- Lidwell chapel, near Dawlish; Cranmere Pool; Rocks in Devon and Cornwall by William Crossing; Beating the Bounds at St. Columb; Kingsbridge Murder, etc.






  288. Wroughton (John) AN UNHAPPY CIVIL WAR The Experiences of Ordinary People in Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire 1642-1646. Illusts, maps, viii + 312pp, original pictorial card covers. The Lansdown Press, Bath: 199. £18.00





  289. Yarmouth REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF YARMOUTH, (Isle of Wight.) Title + pages numbered 914-927, complete, extracted from a larger work, folio, disbound. House of Commons, London: 1835. £16.00
    * Sections of the Report cover:- History; Courts; Corporate Body; Police; Revenue, etc.





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