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







  1. Acland (A.H.D.), editor MEMOIRS AND LETTERS OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR THOMAS DYKE ACLAND. With 16 illustrations, 409pp, original cloth, leather label on spine slightly rubbed and with small hole affecting one word. Tipped in is a compliments slip from Sir C.T.D. Acland and Rt. Hon. A.H.D. Acland. Printed for Private Circulation, London: Chiswick Press, 1902. £85.00





  2. Allen (N.V) SOMERSET AND EXMOOR GAZETTEER. v + 210pp, 4to, original cloth backed paper wraps. Harry Galloway, Weston-super-Mare: 1996. £7.00





  3. [Anstey (C)] THE NEW BATH GUIDE: or, Memoirs of the B-N-R-d Family. In a series of Poetical Epistles. Engraved frontis, viii + 175pp, 12mo, full contemporary tree calf, raised bands, spine gilt tooled, with a leather label on spine. A nice copy. The Thirteenth Edition, London: J. Dodsley, 1788. £40.00





  4. Anstey (Christopher) THE NEW BATH GUIDE: or, Memoirs of the B-n-r-d Family. In a Series of Poetical Epistles. A New Edition: With a Biographical and Topographical Preface, and Anecdotal Annotations. by John Britton. Embellished with Engravings by G. Cruikshank, &c. Illusts, lxxvi + 176pp, 12mo., early half calf, leather label on spine, marbled boards. London: Henry Washbourne, 1832. £55.00





  5. [Anstey (Christopher)] THE NEW BATH GUIDE: or, Memoirs of the B-N-R-d Family. In a series of Poetical Epistles. Engraved frontis, viii + 175p. Eighth Edition, London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1772.... Bound with.... 'Invalid' THE REGISTER OF FOLLY; or Characters and Incidents at Bath and Hot-Wells, in a series of Poetical Epistles, by An Invalid. 128pp, lacks pages 83, 84, 129 and rear endpaper. Printed by the Author; And sold by F. Newberry. 1773. Two volumes bound in one, full early calf, rubbed, rear board held by 2 strings. Eighth Edition, London: Printed for J. Dodsley and Fletcher and Hodson in Cambridge: 1772. £50.00





  6. Arlett (Mike) & Peters (Ivo) STEAM AROUND BATH. With 281 illusts, usually 2 to a page, 4to, dustwrapper. Millstream Books, Bath: 1987. £16.00





  7. Arlett (Mike) THE SOMERSET AND DORSET AT MIDFORD. Maps, diagrams, illusts, 112pp, dustwrapper. Millstream Books, Bath: 1986. £16.00





  8. Ashbrittle ASHBRITTLE AT THE MILLENNIUM Researched, written, photographed, edited and designed by people from the parish of Ashbrittle with help from some close neighbours. Illusts, map endpapers, 170pp, oblong 8vo, paperback. NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION OF 750 COPIES. Ashbrittle Arts, 2000. £10.00
    * A history of the manor of Ashbrittle, in Somerset, with photographs, comments and snippets by many of its residents.






  9. Babington (Charles C) FLORA BATHONIENSIS: or, A Catalogue of the Plants Indigenous to the Vicinity of Bath. 105 + (i) + 4 page index + (i)pp, 12mo, original qtr cloth, paper boards, slightly rubbed, foot of boards waterstained, internally sound, signs where bookplate removed from front pastedown. Second Edition, E. Collings, Bath; 1839. £48.00
    * This second edition is more extensive than the first which had just 67 pages.






  10. Babington (Charles C) FLORA BATHONIENSIS: or, A Catalogue of the Plants Indigenous to the Vicinity of Bath. vi + 62 + (6)pp, untrimmed in printed wraps, small hole in top wrap, residue of label at foot of top wrap, covers partly faded, spine has small portions missing from head and foot, small portion torn from one lower margin and from top and rear wraps. E. Collings, Bath: 1834. £35.00
    * The wraps appear to be later and have 'Sold by B. & J.F. Meehan.' printed at the foot.






  11. Baker (Ernest A) and Balch (Herbert E) THE NETHERWORLD OF MENDIP. Explorations in the Great Caverns of Somerset, Yorkshire, Derbyshire & elsewhere. Maps, plans and plates, xii + 172pp, original cloth, some foxing to front and rear. Clifton: J. Baker & Son, 1907. £26.00 --- See sample text





  12. Balch (H.E) MENDIP, its Swallet Caves and Rock Shelters. Illusts, folding table, 211pp, original cloth, few spots to spine and rear board. First edition, Clare and Son, Wells: 1937. £18.00





  13. Balch (H.E) MENDIP, Its Swallet Caves and Rock Shelters. Plates, diagrams, folding table, 156pp, 12mo, original wraps, spine and portion of covers darkened, page edges darkened. Signed and dated by Balch on the front endpaper. Second Edition, Bristol: John Wright and Sons, London: Simpkin Marshall, 1948. £20.00





  14. Balch (H.E) MENDIP The Great Cave of Wookey Hole.... with.... MENDIP - Cheddar, its Gorge and Caves.... with.... MENDIP, Its Swallet Caves and Rock Shelters. With plates and illusts, vii + 108pp. Third edition, Bristol: John Wright, 1947..... Bound with.... MENDIP - Cheddar, its Gorge and Caves. With plates and illusts, vii + 102pp. Second edition, Bristol: John Wright, 1947..... Bound with.... MENDIP, Its Swallet Caves and Rock Shelters. With plates and illusts, [vi] + 156pp. Second edition, Bristol: John Wright, 1948. 3 volumes bound in one, original cloth. Bristol: John Wright, 1947-48. £30.00





  15. Balch (H.E) WOOKEY HOLE, ITS CAVES AND CAVE DWELLERS. With an Introduction by Professor Boyd Dawkins. Period Restoration and numerous Drawings by John Hassall, R.I. Cave Photographs and Diagrams by J.H. Savory. With 36 plates, and 55 figures in the text, viii + 258pp, 4to, untrimmed in the original cloth-backed printed paper boards, few spots to slightly faded board, the ragged, and split in 2 dustwrapper is loosely inserted. First edition. Oxford University Press: 1914. £105.00





  16. Barraclough (Marian) A HISTORY OF YATTON. Folding map, plans, illusts, 105 + xipp, 4to, pictorial card covers. Yatton Local History Society, 1982. £17.00





  17. Bath Poll 1847 THE BATH LIBERAL POLL BOOK FOR 1847; Being a List of Persons Entitled to Vote in the General Election of that Year; With their Method of Voting at the Election of 1841. Candidates: Lord Viscount Duncan, John Arthur Roebuck, Esquire, Right Hon. Lord Ashley. The First and Last Were Elected. Disbound, 58pp, sm 8vo, some foxing, short tear to last leaf. Bath: Printed and Sold by S. Gibbs, Union Street, 1847. £65.00





  18. Bath Poll 1859 THE BATH POLL BOOK, Being an Alphabetical List in Parishes, of the Names of the Persons who Voted, or were Entitled to Vote, at the General Election of Members for the City and Borough of Bath, April, 30, 1859. Candidates: William Tite, Esq., Arthur Edwin Way, Esq., Thomas Phinn, Esq., Q.C. (The two first were elected.) Disbound, 58pp, sm 8vo, some foxing mainly to front and rear. Bath: Published by R.E. Peach, Bridge Street, 1859. £75.00





  19. Bath Poll 1868 THE BATH POLL BOOK, Being an Alphabetical List in Parishes, of the Names of Persons Who Voted, or were Entitled to Vote, at the General Election of Members for the City and Borough of Bath, November, 17, 1868. Candidates: Col. James MacNaghten Hogg, William Tite, Esq., Donald Dalrymple, Esq. (The two last were Elected.) 115 + (1) page of adverts, sm 8vo, disbound, some foxing mainly to front and rear. Bath: Printed by S. Hayward, "Bath Express" Office and Published by R.E. Peach, Bridge Street, 1868. £65.00





  20. Bath REPORT ON THE CITY OF BATH, (Somersetshire.) Title and pages numbered 1109-1130, 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.






  21. Bath and West of England Society LETTERS AND PAPERS on Agriculture, Planting &c. Selected from the Correspondence Book of the Society instituted at Bath, for the Encouragement of Agriculture, Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce, within the Counties of Somerset, Wilts, Gloucester, and Dorset, and the City and County of Bristol. To which is added, An Appendix.... xii + 264 + 100pp, early unlettered calf, marbled boards, slightly rubbed at edges, outer hinges cracked though sound. First edition, Bath: R. Cruttwell, 1780. £50.00
    * This was the first volume of the Societies Letters and Papers. It was reprinted in 1783 and was then called 'Volume 1'. Includes articles on Rhubarb in Somerset; Turnips in Suffolk; Machines for Floating Pastures; Burnbaiting on Mendip Hills, etc.






  22. Bath and West of England Society LETTERS AND PAPERS on Agriculture, Planting &c. Selected from the Correspondence Book of the Bath and West of England Society for the Encouragement of Agriculture, Arts, Manufacture and Commerce.... To which is added, An Appendix.... Volume 1. xii + 366pp, early half calf, marbled boards, lacks spine, boards held by strings. Second Edition, Bath: R. Cruttwell, 1783. £25.00
    * Includes articles:- Species of Grass in Wiltshire; Burnbaiting on Mendip Hills; Turnips in Suffolk; Norfolk Husbandry; Agriculture in the Isle of Wight, etc.






  23. Bath and West of England Society LETTERS AND PAPERS on Agriculture, Planting &c. selected from the Correspondence of the Bath and West of England Society.... Volume 2. With 1 plate, xii + 388pp, early half calf, marbled boards, lacks spine, slightly rubbed, to edges. First edition, Bath: Printed by Order of the Society by R. Cruttwell, 1783. £25.00
    * Includes a letter from the Rev. Mr. Swayne, of Pucklechurch, on Grass-Seeds.






  24. Bath and West of England Society LETTERS AND PAPERS on Agriculture, Planting &c. selected from the Correspondence of the Bath and West of England Society.... Volume 3. With 3 folding and 2 other plates, 498 + (1)pp, early half calf, marbled boards, rubbed to edges, lacks spine. First edition, Bath: R. Cruttwell, 1786. £45.00
    * Includes:- 'On the Farm-Yard Management of Dung' by Arthur Young, and an article on 'Experiments with the English Rhubarbs made in the General Hospital at Bath'.






  25. Batten (John) HISTORICAL AND TOPOGRAPHICAL COLLECTIONS RELATING TO THE EARLY HISTORY OF PARTS OF SOUTH SOMERSET, viz Barwick, Chilton Cantelo, Sutton Bingham, East Coker, Brympton, Houndston, Preston, Limington, with Notices of West Coker, and Hardington Mandeville. With plates, folding pedigree, iii + 200pp, original bevelled cloth, title slightly discoloured as usual. First edition, Simpkin, Marshall & Co., London: & Whitby and Son, Yeovil, 1894. £35.00





  26. Beisly (Philip) THE NORTHMARSH OF SOMERSET. Illusts, plans, 136pp, original pictorial card covers, corner of lower corner of rear board creased. Weston super Mare Heritage Centre, 1996. £6.00
    * 'The Northmarsh is surrounded by the expanding towns of Weston super Mare, Clevedon and Nailsea... '






  27. Belson (Mary) THE ORPHAN BOY, OR A JOURNEY TO BATH. Founded on Fact. Engraved frontis, engraved plate, 120pp, sm 8vo, contemporary qtr calf, paper boards, rubbed to edges, slightly shaken, fragment of label on top board, light soiling. London: Printed for W. Darton, 58 Holborn, 58, Holborn Hill. (1814) £60.00
    * This children's story was written by Mary Elliott and published under her maiden name. The story "Founded on Fact." relates to a party travelling from London to Bath in 1808, where the mother intended to take the waters for her rheumatism.






  28. Bettey (J.H), editor CHEW MAGNA AND DISTRICT IN 1851. 56 leaves printed on rectos only, later unlettered marbled boards with the original wraps bound in, ex-Bristol University label to verso of top wrap, and stamp to verso of title-page. University of Bristol Extra-Mural Studies, 1973. £15.00





  29. Billingsley (John) GENERAL VIEW OF THE AGRICULTURE OF THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET, With Observations on the Means of its Improvement: Drawn up in the Year 1795.... Now reprinted with Considerable Additions and Amendments.... With two folding maps, one of which is hand-coloured, bound without plate of Robert Weldon's Caisson Lock at Combe Hay. 320pp, early half calf, raised bands, spine gilt tooled, morocco label on spine, marbled boards and endpapers. A nice copy. Second edition. Bath: R. Cruttwell, 1798. £115.00





  30. Billingsley (John) GENERAL VIEW OF THE AGRICULTURE IN THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET; With Observations On The Means Of Its Improvement. Drawn up for the Consideration of the Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvements. With a coloured folding plan and a coloured folding map, 192pp + errata, 4to, recent paper boards. First edition, London: Printed by W. Smith, 1794. £185.00





  31. Billingsley (John) GENERAL VIEW OF THE AGRICULTURE OF THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET, with Observations on the Means of its Improvement: Drawn up in the Year 1795. For the consideration of the Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvement. And Now Re-printed with Considerable Additions and Amendments.... With 2 folding maps and a plate of Robert Weldon's Caisson Lock at Combe Hay, 320pp, recent full calf boards. First octavo edition, Bath: Printed by R. Cruttwell, 1797. £200.00





  32. Black (Clementina) THE LINLEYS OF BATH. With 13 plates, With an introduction by George Saintsbury. 300pp, dustwrapper. New Edition. London: Frederick Muller, 1971. £10.00





  33. Boger (Mrs E) MYTHS, SCENES AND WORTHIES OF SOMERSET. xii + 666pp, original cloth, fore-edges, and prelims spotty. First edition, George Redway, London: 1887. £32.00 --- See sample text





  34. Bowdler (Miss) POEMS AND ESSAYS, By the Late Miss Bowdler. The Ninth Edition. Published for the Benefit of the General Hospital at Bath. 274pp, early half calf, marbled boards, rubbed, lacks lettering piece, title-page slightly browned and spotty, 3 leaves loosening. Ninth Edition, Bath: Printed by R. Cruttwell, 1797. £28.00





  35. Boyce (Benjamin) THE BENEVOLENT MAN. A Life of Ralph Allen of Bath. Plates, xiv + 303pp, dustwrapper covered with a loose plastic sleeve. Harvard University Press. Cambridge, Massachusetts: 1967 £18.00





  36. Brereton (R.P) SOME CHURCH TOWERS OF SOMERSET. With 60 collotype plates, title, index and 1 leaf of text, 4to, original cloth, edges of spine rubbed, some spotting to prelims, and last few leaves, short split to head of top outer hinge. No imprint, (1905) £35.00





  37. Britton (John) THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF BATH ABBEY CHURCH: Including Biographical Anecdotes of the Most Distinguished Persons interred in that Edifice; with an Essay on Epitaphs, in which its Principal Monumental Inscriptions are Recorded. With engraved and printed title-pages, illustrated with 9 engraved plates, xvi + 220pp, contemporary half calf, marbled boards and page edges, slightly rubbed, lettering piece on spine, fore-edge margin to verso of one plate partly discoloured and slightly chipped, plates slightly spotty, neatly recased preserving original spine and endpapers. First edition, London: Printed for the Author by Longman and Co., 1825. £55.00





  38. Britton (John), and Peach (R.E.M) THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF BATH ABBEY CHURCH. Continued to the Present Time, with Additional Notes by R.E.M. Peach. With Six Illustrations. xix + 107pp, original cloth, gilt. Charles Hallett, Bath: 1887. £38.00





  39. Brooke (Leslie) THE BOOK OF YEOVIL. A Portrait of the Town. Numerous illusts, cr 4to, 148pp, partly faded dustwrapper. Includes 2 page list of subscribers. Signed by the author on the title-page. Barracuda Books Limited, Chesham: 1978. £15.00





  40. Brooke (Leslie) YESTERDAY'S YEOVIL. A Sketchbook of Places Past. Numerous illusts, cr 4to, 140pp, dustwrapper. Numbered Limited Edition. Includes 2 page list of subscribers. Barracuda Books, Buckingham: 1989. £22.00





  41. Brown (Bryan J.H.) and Loosley (John) THE BOOK OF WESTON-SUPER-MARE. The Story of the Town's Past. Numerous illusts, cr 4to, 148pp, includes 2 page list of subscribers, dustwrapper. Second Impression, Barracuda Books, Buckingham: 1983. £16.00





  42. Brown (Lewis E) IN AND AROUND THE LIMPLEY STOKE VALLEY. Map endpapers, photographic frontis and 14 other plates, 64pp, 12mo, short tear to lightly rubbed dustwrapper. The British Publishing Company, Gloucester: 1947. £14.00





  43. Buckler (Rev. W) ILCHESTER ALMSHOUSE DEEDS. From the Time of King John to the Reign of James the First. A.D. 1200 - 1625. With Appendix: Containing Some Brief Topographical Notices of Ancient Ivelchester. Coloured folding plan, 204pp, with the Errata tipped in, original embossed cloth, short split to top of outer hinge. Tipped into the front are 2 pages on Ilchester from Maton's Observation on the Western Counties, and a 2 page review of the work from the Athenaeum. Printed and Published by W.H. Coates, Yeovil: 1866. £45.00





  44. Bulleid (Arthur) and Gray (H. St. George) THE GLASTONBURY LAKE VILLAGE. A Full Description of the Excavation and the Relics Discovered, 1892-1907. With plans, some of which are folding, and illusts. 2 volumes, xxvi + 351 and xl + pages numbered 353-724, 4to, original green buckram, gilt, t.e.g, slight light staining to edges of lower corners of boards, otherwise nice copies. First edition, Glastonbury Antiquarian Society, 1911-1917. £125.00





  45. Bulleid (Arthur) and Gray (H. St. George) THE GLASTONBURY LAKE VILLAGE. A Full Description of the Excavation and the Relics Discovered, 1892-1907. With plans, some of which are folding, and illusts. 2 volumes, xxvi + 351 and xl + pages numbered 353-724, 4to, original green buckram, gilt, t.e.g, boards slightly rubbed to edges, recased with old spines laid down, retaining the original endpapers, inner margins of 2 prelims, to volume 2, have some staining where cellotape once applied. First edition, Glastonbury Antiquarian Society, 1911-1917. £110.00





  46. Bullied (Arthur) and Gray (Harold St George) THE MEARE LAKE VILLAGE.... Excavations and the Relics from the Eastern Half of the West Village, 1910-33. Numerous plates some of which are folding. 3 volumes, 4to, original cloth-backed printed paper boards. Privately Printed at Taunton Castle: 1948-1966. £70.00





  47. [Bunn (Thomas)] A LETTER RELATIVE TO THE AFFAIRS OF THE PARISH OF FROME SELWOOD, IN SOMERSETSHIRE; Written for the information of His Majesty's Commissioners. With Notes and Observations on the Extinction of Pauperism in Great Britain. 109pp, disbound, ex-lib. with a couple of stamps to lower margins. Originally printed 1834. Second Edition, Frome: Printed by W.P. Penny, 1851. £130.00
    * Mentions that :- 'Since the following letters were received the parish of Frome, has granted fifteen months pay of any poor family, now receiving parish relief, to assist them to emigrate to Canada.... ' Includes transcripts of letters from some of those who emigrated.






  48. [Bunn (Thomas)] ANSWERS TO INQUIRIES RESPECTING FROME SELWOOD, IN SOMERSETSHIRE, transmitted by the Editors of the Imperial Cyclopedia, In London, and of the Imperial Gazetteer, In Glasgow. 38pp, disbound, ex-lib. with a stamp to verso of title-page and a couple to lower margins, prelims slightly spotty. Frome: Printed by W.P. Penny, 1851. £45.00
    * A detailed description of the town including its institutions, and industries.






  49. Burrow (Edward J) THE ANCIENT EARTHWORKS AND CAMPS OF SOMERSET. Numerous illusts., folding map, 165pp, 4to, original cloth-backed boards, gilt, boards slightly rubbed and browned, front inner hinge cracked, lettering piece on spine lightly rubbed. LIMITED EDITION, Signed and numbered by the author. Cheltenham: Ed. J. Burrow & Co. Ltd., 1924. £35.00





  50. Bush (Robin) A TAUNTON DIARY 1787 - 1987. Two centuries of gossip, scandal, success and calamity in darkest Somerset. Numerous illusts, 144pp, cr 4to, dustwrapper. Numbered Limited Edition. With 2 page 'Subscribers List'. Barracuda Books, Buckingham: 1988. £20.00
    * Signed by the author on the title-page.






  51. Bush (Robin) JEBOULT'S TAUNTON. A Victorian Retrospect. Numerous illusts, 116pp, cr 4to, dustwrapper. Numbered Limited Edition. With 4 page 'Subscribers List'. Signed by the author on the title-page. Barracuda Books Ltd., Buckingham: 1983. £20.00





  52. Chadwyck Healey (Charles E.H) HISTORY OF THE PART OF WEST SOMERSET Comprising the Parishes of Luccombe, Selworthy, Stoke Pero, Porlock, Culbone and Oare. Maps, folding pedigrees, illustrations some of which are coloured, ix + 557pp, untrimmed in recent half calf, raised bands, leather label, cloth boards, few small marks to covers, tape repair to short split of one map, pencil note to one margin, few spots to half-title. Tipped in at page 152 are 11 photo-copied pages on the Worth Family from 'Devonshire Wills by Worthy', tipped in at page 104 are 8 photo-copied pages on the Coplestone family from the 'Visitation of Cornwall'. LIMITED TO 380 NUMBERED COPIES. 350 of which are for sale. London, Henry Sotheran, 1901. £180.00 --- See sample text





  53. Chadwyck Healey (Charles E.H) HISTORY OF THE PART OF WEST SOMERSET Comprising the Parishes of Luccombe, Selworthy, Stoke Pero, Porlock, Culbone and Oare. Maps, folding pedigrees, illustrations some of which are coloured, ix + 557pp, untrimmed in recent half calf, raised bands, leather label, cloth boards. LIMITED TO 380 COPIES. 350 of which are for sale. Henry Sotheran, London: 1901. £180.00 --- See sample text





  54. Chandler (David G) SEDGEMOOR 1685 From Monmouth's Invasion to The Bloody Assizes. Maps and illustrations, xix + 216pp, dustwrapper. Spellmont, Staplehurst: 1995. £20.00





  55. Chandler (Mrs Mary) THE DESCRIPTION OF BATH: A POEM Humbly Inscrib'd To Her Royal Highness the Princess Amelia. The fourth Edition. To which are added, Several Poems by the same Author. (x) + 77 + 1 advert leaf, plus five leaves of adverts, at the end, in facsimile, recent qtr calf, marbled boards, leather label, slight staining to top margin of a several leaves, light staining to prelims. London: Printed for James Leake, Bookseller in Bath. 1738. £55.00
    * Mary Chandler was born at Malmesbury, Wiltshire, in 1687 the eldest daughter of Henry Chandler a dissenting minister, the family later moved to Bath where she opened a shop.






  56. Chew Magna Women's Institute THE STORY OF OUR VILLAGE. Illusts, map, 44pp, sm 4to, original cloth, text loose in case. St. Stephen's Bristol Press Ltd., 1954 £12.00





  57. Chubb (T) A DESCRIPTIVE LIST OF THE PRINTED MAPS OF SOMERSETSHIRE 1575-1914. With Biographical Notes and Illustrations. With 16 plates, xii + 232pp, original cloth. Taunton: Published by The Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society. 1914. £80.00





  58. Clive-Ponsonby-Fane (Charles) WE STARTED A STATELY HOME. Pedigree, illusts, viii + 142pp, original pictorial laminated boards. Privately published, Brympton d'Evercy, Yeovil: 1980. £10.00





  59. Clutton Union STATEMENTS OF THE ACCOUNTS OF THE CLUTTON UNION and of the Clutton Rural District Council, in the County of Somerset, for the Half-Year ended Lady-Day, 1909. Folding table, 64pp, 12mo, original printed wraps. Purnell and Sons, Paulton, Radstock and Midsomer Norton: 1909. £12.00
    * Includes lists with names of 'Lunatics', 'List of Persons in Clutton Union Workhouse', 'List of Out-Door Poor', etc.






  60. Collinson (Reverend John) HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET, Collected from Authentick Records, and an Actual Survey made by the late Edmund Rack. With a large folding engraved map of the county, 40 engraved plates and one engraving in the letterpress, lii + 45 + 277 and 508 and 648pp, 3 volumes of text, and with the plates and map bound in a separate volume, 4to, contemporary mottled calf, outer hinges partly cracked, though sound, contrasting leather labels on spines, marbled endpapers, usual occasional light foxing. Inset into the top cover of each volume are the arms of Robert Palk, and with his armorial bookplates to the front pastedowns. Palk was at one time the M.P. for Ashburton in Devon, and for a short time represented Wareham in Dorset. Each volume also contains the armorial bookplate of Andrew Lewis. First edition, Bath: Printed by R. Cruttwell. 1791. £650.00





  61. Collis (I.P) and Shorrocks (D.N), editor STUDIES IN SOMERSET HISTORY, From Local Records. 77 pages printed on rectos only, small folio, original wraps, tape on spine, rear wrap partly waterstained, Bristol University labels to verso of top wrap. University of Bristol Extra-Mural Studies, 1971. £8.00
    * Includes:- Apprentices of Pitminster; Wiveliscombe Corps of Volunteers, 1803-1805; Catholic Chapel, Taunton, etc.






  62. Compton (Theodore) A MENDIP VALLEY, Its Inhabitants and Surroundings, being an Enlarged and Illustrated Edition of Winscombe Sketches. With Original Illustrations by Edward Theodore Compton, and a Chapter on the Geological History of the Mendips by Prof. C. Lloyd Morgan. Numerous full page and textual illusts, 288pp, untrimmed in the original cloth, very lightly rubbed to edges, with 2 ownership names to front endpaper. London: Edward Stanford: Swindon: W.C. Eddington, 1892. £65.00





  63. Compton (Theodore) A MENDIP VALLEY, Its Inhabitants and Surroundings, being an Enlarged and Illustrated Edition of Winscombe Sketches. With Original Illustrations by Edward Theodore Compton, and a Chapter on the Geological History of the Mendips by Prof. C. Lloyd Morgan. Full page and text illusts, 292pp, untrimmed in the original cloth, endpapers darkened. Second Edition, London: Edward Stanford, and Swindon: Eddington & Cadbury, 1893. £50.00





  64. Compton (Theodore) WINSCOMBE SKETCHES of Rural Life and Scenery amongst the Mendip Hills. vi + 207pp, original cloth gilt. Second Edition Enlarged. William Poole, London: Preface dated 1882. £45.00





  65. [Conwy (Alwen)] THE PENNY ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF BATH AND DISTRICT. Numerous adverts and illusts, 84pp, original pictorial wraps, covers lightly rubbed and creased, lacks spine. H.J. Harding, Bath: c.1898. £16.00





  66. Corner (Dennis) THE NEW BOOK OF PORLOCK. Past and Present. Numerous illusts, 160pp, 4to, dustwrapper. Halsgrove, Wellington: 2014. £22.00





  67. Cottle (J) SOME ACCOUNT OF THE CHURCH OF SAINT MARY MAGDALENE, TAUNTON, And the Restoration thereof; Together with Several Notices on Ecclesiastical Matters. With 11 lithographic and engraved plates, including a plan, 128pp, red decorative borders to text, roy 8vo, original cloth, partly faded, few short splits to outer hinges. Printed in Aid of the Fund for the Restoration of the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, By Vizetelly Brothers & Co. 1845. £30.00





  68. Coulthard (Alfred J) and Watts (Martin) WINDMILLS OF SOMERSET and the Men Who Worked Them. With a Foreword by Rex Wailes. Illusts, 89pp, cr 4to, dustwrapper, ownership signature on front endpaper. Research Publishing Co. London: 1978. £12.00





  69. Cox (Benjamin) A COMPILATION OF VARIOUS INTERESTING HISTORICAL FACTS, Both Ancient and Modern; Principally Relating to The County of Somerset, and the South-Western Part of Britain. Also a descriptive Account of the Parish of LYMPSHAM, Somerset.... Illustrative of the Past and the Present.... Lacks frontis, 106pp, sm 8vo, title-page dusty, with a few dark spots, disbound. J. Whereat, Weston-super-Mare: 1852. £25.00
    * Very scarce.






  70. Cox (Jeff) WEST SOMERSET IN THE NEWS. The best stories - the personalities and events - from 150 years of the West Somerset Free Press. Illusts, 160pp, dustwrapper. Rylands, Wellington: 2010. £22.00





  71. Crockford-Hawley (John) WESTON-SUPER-MARE A History and Celebration of the Town. Numerous coloured and black and white illusts, 119pp, dustwrapper. Frith Book Company, Salisbury: 2004. £14.00





  72. Curtis (C.D) SEDGEMOOR AND THE BLOODY ASSIZE A History and Guide. With 18 Maps and Illustrations, 118pp, few light marks to the original cloth, occasional light foxing, private ownership stamp to front endpaper. First edition, Simpkin Marshall, London: 1930. £18.00





  73. Daniel (W.E), editor THE PARISH REGISTER OF HORSINGTON IN THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET. 1558 - 1836. 217pp, recent cloth. Frome-Selwood: Edward Green, 1907. £45.00





  74. Davis (Charles E) THE MINERAL BATHS OF BATH. The Bathes of Bathe's Ayde in the reign of Charles 2nd. As illustrated by a Drawing of the King's and Queen's Bath (signed) 1675. Whereunto is annexed a Visit to Bath in the year 1675 by a "Person of Quality." Frontis, facsimile plan, 86 + (xx)pp of adverts, 4to, original printed paper boards, crude later spine, top boards loose, shaken with one section of text held by strings, with 2 photographic reproductions of the Roman baths pasted to front endpapers. Bath: Printed by William Lewis and Son.... 1883. £16.00





  75. Davis (Charles Edward) ANCIENT LANDMARKS OF BATH, or notes of Pagan and Christian Antiquities in and around Aquae Sulis. With 2 folding plans, iv + 50pp, sm 8vo, original cloth, slight discolouration of top board and endpapers. Bath: William Lewis. London: Goodall and Son. 1864. £25.00





  76. Deane (Mary) MR. ZINZAN OF BATH; or Seen in an Old Mirror. A Novel. Frontis, 192pp, roy 8vo, original decorative cloth, covers partly lightly darkened. A.D. Innes, London: 1891. £15.00
    * Set in Bath, Somerset, at the time of George II.






  77. Derrick (Freda) GOTHIC WANDERINGS IN SOMERSET. Illusts, xiii + 307pp, includes 2 page list of subscribers, original cloth, lightly rubbed to edges, inscription to front endpaper. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Ltd., 1930. £15.00





  78. Dix (Angela) NORTH CURRY A Place in History. Plates, diagrams, Illusts, 239pp, small folio, original pictorial laminated boards. Angela Dix, North Curry: 2006. £18.00





  79. Dobson (Dina Portway) THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF SOMERSET. With 7 maps and 58 illustrations. xiv + 272pp, original cloth slightly rubbed, to edges and few letters of title on spine, with a 2" split to top outer hinge. First edition, Methuen & Co., 1931. £10.00





  80. Down (C.G.) and Warrington (A.J) THE HISTORY OF THE SOMERSET COALFIELD. Plates, text illust, 283pp, original cloth, dustwrapper. First edition, Newton Abbot: David and Charles, (1971) £18.00





  81. Duck (John N) THE NATURAL HISTORY OF PORTISHEAD: Comprising A Guide to the Locality, with An Appendix, Containing An Ornithological, Entomological, and Botanical Catalogue of the Neighbourhood. With 3 engraved views, the folding map is loose in facsimile, 65pp, 12mo, original printed card covers, covers slightly rubbed. Bristol: Evans and Abbot, 29 Clare-Street. 1852. £130.00
    * This is an unusual edition as it is lettered on the top cover:- 'Hand Book to Portishead; with illustrations and a list of Birds, Lepidoptera, Insects, and Plants, found in the Locality. Bristol: Evans and Abbot, 29 Clare-Street. 1853.' Little is known about John Duck, he joined the Bristol Naturalists' Society in 1845, and gave talks at their meetings.






  82. Dunning (R.W) A HISTORY OF SOMERSET. Plates some in colour, illusts in text, 128pp, dustwrapper. First edition, Phillimore, Chichester: 1983 £8.00





  83. Dwelly (E) DWELLY'S NATIONAL RECORDS VOL 1. Hearth Tax for Somerset 1664-5. With Indices. Copied from the Original Rolls in the Public Record Office by R. Holworthy, F.S.G. 239 + (1)p, original cloth. Originally published 1916, Reproduced by Harry Galloway Publishing, Worle, Weston-super-Mare, 1994. £35.00





  84. Earle (John) A GUIDE TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF BATH ANCIENT AND MODERN Frontispiece map, folding plan, lacks the large folding map at rear, vi + (iv) + 350pp, original cloth, few short splits to rear outer hinge, stitching strained to one section, one plan slightly foxed. London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts and Green, Bath: S. Hayward, 1864. £40.00
    * The large map is quite often missing as it is highly decorative with vignettes of many of the major buildings.






  85. Easterbrook (Joseph) AN APPEAL TO THE PUBLIC RESPECTING GEORGE LUKINS, (Called the YATTON DEMONIAC,) Containing an Account of His Affliction and Deliverance, together with A Variety of Circumstances which tend to exculpate him from the Charge of Imposture. Folding frontis, 31pp, disbound. First edition, Bristol: Printed by T. Miler, in Wine Street, (1788) £400.00
    * Easterbrook was the Vicar of Temple Church in Bristol where he and six other members of the clergy performed an exorcism in the vestry of the church on Lukins which they claimed cured him.






  86. [Edwards (John)], Agrikler of Wrington POEMS HUMOROUS AND PHILOSOPHICAL by Agrikler. New Series. xiii + 140pp, original decorative cloth. London: Griffith and Farran, and Bristol: J.W. Arrowsmith, (1883) £15.00





  87. Ellacombe (Rev. H.T) THE CHURCH BELLS OF SOMERSET. To which is added An Olla Podrida of Bell Matters of General Interest. With 24 plates, textual illusts, x + 148pp, 4to, contemporary half calf, raised bands, gilt lines morocco label, cloth boards, marbled endpapers and page edges. Exeter: Printed for the Author, by William Pollard, 1875. £225.00





  88. Elworthy (Frederic Thomas) THE EXMOOR SCOLDING AND COURTSHIP (Two dialogues of the beginning of the xviii, century); Also The Somersetshire Man's Complaint (A Poem of a Full Century Earlier). The original text edited, collated, and abridged with a complete transcript in glossic the vocabulary enlarged, and the whole illustrated with copious notes. 176pp, original cloth, some spotting to prelims, front inner hinge partly cracked, early worn paper label with manuscript title on spine. Clay and Taylor, Bungay: 1879. £70.00





  89. Falconer (Randle Wilbraham), M.D. THE BATHS AND MINERAL WATERS OF BATH. With 5 plates, 4 of which are folding, xiv + 54pp, sm 8vo, original limp cloth boards, slightly rubbed to edges, inner hinges cracked, ex-Bath lib. with label to front endpaper and stamp to verso of title-page. Fourth Edition, Enlarged. London: Robert Hardwicke, Bath: R.E. Peach, 1867. £15.00





  90. [Falconer (Rev. Thomas)] A LETTER TO THE REV. RICHARD WARNER. 43pp, disbound. With Falconer's name added in ink by an early hand to title-page. Bath: Printed by R. Cruttwell, 1804. £30.00
    * Falconer questions Warner's sermon which was printed earlier in the year titled:- 'War inconsistent with Christianity.'






  91. Farbrother (John E) SHEPTON MALLET: Notes on its History, Ancient, Descriptive, and Natural. With 9 lithographic plates, 195pp, original cloth, 2 early ownership names on front pastedown, one dated 1863 scored through. First edition. Shepton Mallet: Albert Byrt, London: G.A. Bartlett, (1859) £50.00





  92. Fisher (W. Bro. Wilfred G) THE HISTORY OF THE PROVINCIAL GRAND LODGE OF SOMERSET. With 7 plates, ix + 209pp, original cloth. Provincial Grand Lodge of Somerset, 1962. £24.00





  93. Flower (J.B), printer RULES OF THE SOMERTON RIFLE VOLUNTEER CORPS. Established A.D. 1860. 7pp, 12mo, original slightly dull printed wraps, pencil notes to verso of wraps. Somerton; J.B. Flower, (1860) £30.00
    * With a list of the names of Captains, Sergeants and Corporals. Not in Green's Bibliotheca Somersetensis.






  94. Fortescue (Hon John) RECORDS OF STAG HUNTING ON EXMOOR. Illustrated by Edgar Giberne. Folding map, 286 + (1)pp, original decorative cloth gilt, slightly rubbed to edges, inner hinges cracked and weak. First edition, London: Chapman and Hall, 1887. £50.00
    * With the engraved armorial bookplate of Edwin John Rawle. There is an ink note to the foot of the bookplate about Rawle:- 'Editor of Annals of the Royal Forest of Exmoor.'






  95. Freeman (Edward A) HISTORY OF THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF WELLS As Illustrating the History of The Cathedral Churches of the Old Foundation. Frontis, xvi + 200 + 42 pages of publishers adverts, original cloth, spine faded. London: Macmillan and Co. 1870. £15.00





  96. Freeman (H.W) THE THERMAL BATHS OF BATH, Their History, Literature, Medical & Surgical Uses & Effects. Together With the Aix Massage & Natural Vapour Treatment. Plates, some of which are folding, 379 + xx + (i)pp, original cloth, lacks half-title, repairs to verso on one map and to short tears of margins of a couple of leaves where carelessly opened. First edition, London: Hamilton, Adams & Co., Bath: Charles Hallet, 1888. £50.00





  97. Frome Division THE REGISTER OF PERSONS ENTITLED TO VOTE AT ANY ELECTION OF A MEMBER TO SERVE IN PARLIAMENT FOR THE FROME DIVISION of the County of Somerset, And of Persons entitled to Vote at Elections of County Councillors For the Electoral Divisions Wholly or Partly Contained in the said Frome Division, And of Persons Entitled to Vote as Parochial Electors for the Parishes or Districts in the said Frome Division, For the Year commencing on the 1st day of January, 1898. 453 leaves, printed on one side only, giving Names, Addresses, Nature of Qualification and Description of Qualifying Property, 4to, original printed card covers, partly faded, chipped to head of spine, bookplate to verso of top cover. Printed at the Selwood Printing Works, Frome and London: 1897. £82.00
    * Includes the Polling Districts of:- Bath, Batheaston, Beckington, Camerton, Frome, Holcombe, Kilmerson, Monkton Combe, Norton Saint Philip, Nunney, Radstock, Road, Stoke Lane, Twerton, Upton Noble, Wanstrow, Wellow, Weston.






  98. Fussell (L.W) VIA OLD ENGLAND. With 19 illusts, 96pp, original cloth, lightly rubbed, few small spots to cloth. First edition, XX Century Pilgrimage to Wellow, Somerset, L.W. Fussell, (1946) £12.00
    * Concerns Wellow and includes a list of the vicars from 1312.






  99. George (W),and (R), printer SOMERSET. COPY OF THE COMMISSION OF THE PEACE. Dated the 7th of October, 1864. Acting Justices are distinguished by asterisks prefixed to their names. 47pp, original cloth, top outer and front inner hinge partly split, some slight spotting. W. and R. George, Wells: 1864. £22.00





  100. George (William) LYTES CARY MANOR HOUSE, SOMERSET, And its Literary Associations. With notices of Authors of the Lyte Family, from Queen Elizabeth to the Present Time. With mounted photo frontis, and one other mounted photo, 14pp, contemporary qtr roan, marbled boards, lacks small portion from head of spine, original wraps bound in, occasional light foxing. Bristol: William George, (1879) £25.00





  101. George (William) ON AN INSCRIBED STONE, AT OR NEAR ORCHARD WYNDHAM, SOMERSET, called "Old Mother Shipton's Tomb." With six illustrations, 32 +2 pages of publisher's adverts, half roan, marbled boards, rubbed, small portion missing from spine, affecting title. William George, Bristol: 1879. £45.00





  102. [Goldsmith (Oliver)] THE LIFE OF RICHARD NASH ESQ. Late Master of the Ceremonies at Bath. Extracted principally from His Original Papers. Engraved portrait frontis, vi + 234 + (iv) pages of publisher's adverts, recent qtr cloth, paper boards, water stain to top corner of frontis, and to some margins to rear, some occasional foxing and browning to margins. Early ownership name in ink to title-page and to verso of frontis, private ownership stamp to title-page. First edition, London: J. Newberry, 1762. £56.00





  103. [Goldsworthy (E.F)] RECOLLECTIONS OF TAUNTON. by An Old Tauntonian. Folding map, illusts, 62 + 20 page index, dustwrapper. This is the first illustrated edition. Originally published 1883. Barnicotts Publications, Taunton. 1975. £12.00





  104. Goodchild (John) THE BOROUGH OF YEOVIL. Its History and Government Through the Ages. With 6 illustrations, 136pp, roy 8vo, original cloth slightly spotty, light waterstain to edges of first few leaves. Published by The Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough of Yeovil. 1954. £12.00





  105. Goodrich (Rev. P.J) FRESHFORD A Study. With 13 illusts, xiii + 130pp, untrimmed in the original cloth, fore-edges slightly spotty, bookplate to front pastedown. Oxford: For Private Circulation. 1929. £65.00





  106. Gosse (Philip) DR VIPER The Querulous Life of Philip Thicknesse. With 7 pages of Halftone Illustrations. 332pp, original cloth, light wear and few spots to cloth, lacks dustwrapper. First edition, Cassell and Company, London: 1952. £12.00
    * 'For one thing he could claim, and with truth, to have been the discoverer of Gainsborough. He was a writer, not perhaps a very good writer, but his books of travel were much read and greatly admired.' He died in Bath in 1742 where he lived for many years.






  107. Gough (J.W) THE MINES OF MENDIP. Revised edition with new Preface by the author. With 2 folding maps, xiv + 269pp, dustwrapper rubbed to edges. Second edition. David and Charles, Newton Abbot: 1967. £25.00





  108. Gough (J.W) THE MINES OF MENDIP. Revised edition with new Preface by the author. Folding frontis, xiv + 269pp, original cloth, lacks dustwrapper. Second edition, Augustus M. Kelly, New York: 1967. £24.00





  109. Green (Emanuel) BIBLIOTHECA SOMERSETENSIS: A Catalogue of Books, Pamphlets, Single Sheets, and Broadsides in some way Connected with the County of Somerset. Volumes 2 and 3 of 3 only. 2 volumes, 559pp and 523pp, 4to, original cloth, rubbed and with some marks and damp spots, volume 2 lacks spine, the spine to volume 3 is loose, pages edges dusty. Taunton: Barnicott and Pearce, 1902. £130.00
    * The major bibliography of the county and an invaluable reference work. These 2 volumes contain books on the county only. Volume 1 is devoted to Bath.






  110. Green (Emanuel) BIBLIOTHECA SOMERSETENSIS: A Catalogue of Books, Pamphlets, Single Sheets, and Broadsides in some way Connected with the County of Somerset. 3 volumes, 4to, xxxix + 596pp and 559pp and 523pp, original cloth, with paper labels on spine, cloth and labels partly faded, head and foot of one spine slightly chipped, one volume neatly recased retaining the original endpapers. Taunton: Barnicott and Pearce, 1902. £385.00
    * The major bibliography of the county and an invaluable reference work.






  111. Green (Emanuel) THE MARCH OF WILLIAM OF ORANGE THROUGH SOMERSET. With a notice of other local events in the time of King James II. A.D. 1688. 78pp, sm. 4to, original cloth, cloth slightly soiled, inner hinges slightly pulled. Printed for the Author. 1892. £36.00





  112. Green (Emanuel) THE PREPARATIONS IN SOMERSET AGAINST THE SPANISH ARMADA, A.D. 1558-1588. Coloured folding frontis, v + 137pp, sm. 4to, original cloth, endpapers spotty otherwise sound. London: Harrisons and Sons. 1888. £75.00





  113. Green (T) GREEN'S TOURIST GUIDE TO WELLS, The Cathedral, Cheddar Cliffs, Wookey Hole, Ebbor Rocks, &c. With illustrations and a ground plan of the Cathedral, 92 + 4 page list of Bishop's of Bath and Wells, original printed card covers, slightly rubbed at outer hinges, hinges partly split, portions chipped from spine affecting some lettering. New Edition. Wells: T. Green, 1871. £23.00





  114. Greenwood (C) and (J) SOMERSETSHIRE DELINEATED: Being a Topographical Description of each Town, Parish, Chapelry, &c. In the County.... and useful as An Index to a Survey made in the Year 1821. 215 + 7pp, early full calf, rubbed, narrow strip missing from head of spine, marbled page edges and endpapers, bookplate to verso of front endpaper. First edition, London: Printed by T. Bensley, Published by C. and J. Greenwood, 1822. £85.00





  115. Gregory (R.R.C) POEMS IN DIALECT.... Bound with.... Gass (David J) DOWN-ALONG TALKS By "Dan'l Grainger".... Bound with.... Littlewood (S.R) and others SOMERSET AND THE DRAMA.... Bound with.... Wood (Francis Hariott) TALES OF THE POLDEN HILLS. Somerset Folk Series Nos 5, 6, 7 and 8. Frontis, 126pp and frontis, 81pp, and frontis, 108pp, and frontis, 55pp, 4 volumes bound together in the original cloth. London: Somerset Folk Press, 1922. £30.00





  116. Greswell (Rev. William H.P) THE STORY OF THE BATTLE OF EDINGTON. With 4 plates and 4 maps, 80 + (4)pp, original cloth, partly faded with some spotting to edges of boards, ownership name to endpapers. Barnicott & Pearce, The Wessex Press. Taunton: 1910. £45.00
    * The subscribers list calls for only 98 copies.






  117. Greswell (Rev. William H.P) DUMNONIA AND THE VALLEY OF THE PARRET. A Historical Retrospect. With 5 maps, one of which is folding, 8 plates, xx + 234pp, few small spots to lightly rubbed original cloth. First edition, Taunton: Barnicott and Pearce, 1922. £40.00 --- See sample text





  118. Greswell (Rev. William H.P) THE LAND OF QUANTOCK. A Descriptive & Historical Account. With 15 plates and 3 maps, x + 308pp, uncut, original cloth, chipped to head and foot of spine, occasional foxing. LIMITED TO 250 NUMBERED COPIES. Taunton: Barnicoat and Pearce, 1903. £110.00





  119. Grove (Mr Justice) TAUNTON ELECTION. Returned to an Order of the Honourable The House of Commons, dated 27 March 1874; "That a Copy of the Shorthand Writer's Notes on the Judgment delivered by Mr Justice Grove, in the Case of the Taunton Election Petition, on the 26th day of January 1874, be laid before this House." 5pp, docket title, recent cloth backed, unlettered card covers. Ordered by the House of Commons, to be Printed. 27 March 1874. £25.00





  120. Guidott (Thomas) ANGLO-BRITANNI, DE THERMIS BRITANNICUS TRACTATUS ACCESSERUNT OBSERVATIONES HYDROSTATICAE, CHROMATICAE, AND MISCELLANEAE, UNIUSCUJUSQ; BALNEI APUD BATHONIAM Naturam, Proprietatem, & Distinctionem, Curatius Exhibentes.... With 7 copper engraved plates, 3 of which are folding, imprimatur leaf, engraved and printed titles, sm 4to, contemporary panelled calf, later spine, leather label, top outer hinge cracked though sound, raised bands, small portion torn from front endpaper, waterstains to first few inner margins. First edition, Londini: Excudebat Franciscus Leach.... 1691. £220.00
    * Wing G2191.






  121. Hall (Herbert Byng) EXMOOR, or the Footsteps of St. Hubert in the West. With a lithographed title-page, and 9 tinted lithograph plates, iv + 441pp, original cloth, recased with old spine laid down and recent endpapers, spotting to margins to some edges of plates, cloth slightly soiled, and rubbed to edges, slightly shaken, ownership name in ink to title-page. First edition, Thomas Cautley Newby, London: 1849. £55.00





  122. Halliday (Maria) DESCRIPTION OF THE MONUMENT AND EFFIGIES IN PORLOCK CHURCH, Somerset, With Reasons Deduced from the Documents Pertaining to the Manor and Chantry of Porlock for Attributing the Tomb to the Memory of John, fourth Baron Harington of Aldingham and Elizabeth (Courtenay) his Wife, Afterwards Wife of William, Lord Bonville of Chewton, Somerset. With 11 plates 3 of which are coloured, 2 folding genealogical tables, 80pp, later half calf, raised bands, cloth boards, t.e.g., couple of prelims slightly ragged, and dusty to lower corner, light water staining to lower corners of a few plates. "Torquay Directory", Torquay: 1882. £80.00





  123. Halliday (Maria) DESCRIPTION OF THE MONUMENT AND EFFIGIES IN PORLOCK CHURCH, Somerset, With Reasons Deduced from the Documents Pertaining to the Manor and Chantry of Porlock for Attributing the Tomb to the Memory of John, fourth Baron Harington of Aldingham and Elizabeth (Courtenay) his Wife, Afterwards Wife of William, Lord Bonville of Chewton, Somerset. With 11 plates 3 of which are coloured, 2 folding genealogical tables, 80pp, original cloth, t.e.g., covers rubbed to edges and spotty, some foxing mainly to edges of some plates. "Torquay Directory", Torquay: 1882. £32.00





  124. Hamilton (Archibald) THE RED DEER OF EXMOOR. With Notes on those who hunted them. Illusts, xvii + 363pp, original cloth, spine slightly faded. First edition, London: Horace Cox, 1907. £55.00





  125. Hancock (F) MINEHEAD. In the County of Somerset. A History of the Parish, the Manor and the Port. Illusts and folding maps and plans, xiv + 468pp, untrimmed in the original cloth, lightly rubbed to edges, thin line mark from top to bottom of top cover, early ownership inscription to front endpaper. Limited to 250 numbered copies. First edition, Barnicott and Pearce, Taunton: 1903. £180.00





  126. Hancock (Frederick) THE PARISH OF SELWORTHY in the County of Somerset. Some notes on its History. With 9 plates, 6 pedigrees, 5 of which are folding, x + 308pp, original cloth, covers damp spotted, spine faded. LIMITED EDITION OF 200 COPIES. Taunton: Barnicott and Pearce, 1897. £80.00





  127. Harbin (S.W.B) MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT FOR THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET. 3 plates of Arms, 203pp, original printed wraps, partly faded, couple of neat repairs to verso of top wrap. Taunton: Published for the Somersetshire Archaeological & Natural History Society. 1939. £30.00





  128. Harding and Curtis, Ltd. printer and publisher GUIDE THROUGH AND ROUND BATH Illusts, folding plan, xxxviii + 178 + 28 pages of adverts, original printed cloth covered card covers, portion of top outer hinge partly rubbed. Eleventh Edition, Bath: Printed and Published by Harding & Curtis, Ltd. c1903. £15.00





  129. Hatton (John) NOTES ON THE THERAPEUTICS OF RADIUM IN THE BATH WATERS. A Handbook for the Medical Profession, published by the Bath Corporation with the approval of the Bath Medical Committee of the British Medical Association. Compiled by John Hatton, Director of the Baths. 54pp, original printed wraps partly faded. no imprint, c.1912. £14.00





  130. Hatton (John), Honorary Secretary The Pump Rooms JOHN WOOD CELEBRATION AT BATH. Tuesday, 1st November, 1927. Programme. 4pp, 4to, original pictorial wraps, few spots to covers, stitching loosening, couple of short splits to spine, ink note to one leaf. Loosely inserted are 2 typed letters to St. Clair Baddeley concerning his attendance at the celebration, and an invoice for the charabanc to transport him there. There is also a 5 page invitation from the Mayor and Mayoress to those who have been asked to attend requesting their company for tea and a music concert. Issued by the Corporation of Bath in connection with the John Wood Bi-Centennary, November 1st, 1927. £18.00





  131. Hawkins (Mac) SOMERSET AT WAR 1939 - 1945. Illusts, 216pp, 4to, dustwrapper. The Dovecote Press, Wimborne: 1988. £15.00
    * 'This is the first book to document the history of Somerset during the second World war.'






  132. Heard (Herbert) SHEPTON MALLET. NOTES ON THE CHARITIES OF THE TOWN. Portrait frontis, 96pp, original cloth, slightly rubbed to edges, couple of corners slightly bruised, light spotting to foot of boards. Shepton Mallet: A. Byrt and Son, 1903. £22.00
    * Signed presentation inscription from the author's widow on the verso of the frontis.






  133. [Hervey (S.H.A)] Vicar WEDMORE PARISH REGISTERS Marriages 1561-1839. Burials 1561-1860 and Baptisms 1561-1812. 3 volumes, xiv + 151pp, and x + 367pp, and vii + 380pp, original cloth, slightly soiled, ex-University of London, with just their labels to front pastedowns. Wells: Printed and Published by E. Jackson, Wedmore: W. Pople, 1888 and 1890. £140.00





  134. [Hervey (S.H.A)] Vicar WEDMORE PARISH REGISTERS Baptisms 1561-1812. vii + 380pp, original cloth, spine faded and slightly soiled, with the withdrawn stamp of Somerset Record Office to the front endpaper. Wells: Printed and Published by E. Jackson, Wedmore: W. Pople, 1890. £50.00





  135. [Hervey (S.H.A)] Vicar WEDMORE PARISH REGISTERS Burials 1561-1860. x + 367pp, original cloth, spine faded and slightly soiled, with the withdrawn stamp of Somerset Record Office to the front endpaper. Wells: Printed and Published by E. Jackson, Wedmore: W. Pople, 1890. £50.00





  136. [Hervey (S.H.A)], Vicar THE WEDMORE CHRONICLE. Parts 2-7 of volume 1 only. Folding plan, illusts, covering pages viii + 39-394, 4to, bound from the original parts, in 2 volumes, bound in recent cloth with the original wraps bound in. J.M. Atkins, Wells and W. Pople, Wedmore: 1881-1897. £70.00
    * Volume 2, which was the last volume, was issued in 1898.






  137. Heywood (Bruce) A SINGULAR EXMOOR MAN Hector Heywood. Illusts, map, 160pp, dustwrapper. Rylands, Wellington: 2012. £16.00
    * 'Hailed as the greatest naturalist of his time on Exmoor.' He vowed never to live out of sight of Dunkery.






  138. Hill (James S) THE PLACE NAMES OF SOMERSET. With folding map and 8 illustrations, vii + 373pp, t.e.g. others uncut, original cloth gilt, spine slightly darkened, spotting to page edges and to prelims. Subscriber's Copy Limited to 300 Numbered Copies. Bristol: St. Stephens Printing Works, 1914. £55.00





  139. Hill-Cottingham (Dr Pat), Briggs (Derek), and others THE SOMERSET WETLANDS An Ever Changing Environment. Coloured illusts, 240pp, CD in pocket at rear, oblong 4to, dustwrapper. Somerset Books, Tiverton: 2006. £12.00





  140. Hodges (Michael A) CHURCHILL A Brief History of the area of the Civil Parish. Illusts, double-page map, 116pp, original pictorial card covers. Revised, Wrington: 1996. £15.00





  141. Holmes (Thomas Scott) THE HISTORY OF THE PARISH AND MANOR OF WOOKEY; being a contribution towards a future History of the County of Somerset. Frontis., 2 plans, 164pp, original cloth, slightly rubbed to edges, spine darkened, endpapers discoloured, contemporary inscription to front pastedown. First edition, Bristol: C.T. Jefferies and Son, c.1885. £40.00





  142. Horne (Dom Ethelbert), with a Preface by Dr J. Charles Cox. PRIMITIVE SUN DIALS OR SCRATCH DIALS. Containing a list of those in Somerset. With a Preface by Dr J. Charles Cox. Illusts, xii + 90pp, original cloth. Taunton: Barnicott and Pearce, The Wessex Press, 1917. £28.00





  143. Howgrave-Graham (R.P) PETER LIGHTFOOT-MONK OF GLASTONBURY AND THE OLD CLOCK AT WELLS. A Poem with an Illustrated Account of the Clock. With 10 plates, 56pp, few minor marks to the original printed paper boards. Avalon Press, "Central Somerset Gazette", Glastonbury: 1922. £18.00





  144. Hudson (Kenneth) THE FASHIONABLE STONE. With 39 illusts, viii + 120pp, dustwrapper. Adams and Dart, Bath: 1971. £15.00





  145. Hugo (Thomas) HISTORY OF MYNCHIN BUCKLAND PRIORY AND PRECEPTORY, In the County of Somerset. With 4 plates, 112pp, roy 8vo, original qtr roan, paper boards slightly rubbed, occasional foxing. Taunton: F. May, 1861. £55.00





  146. Hugo (Thomas) HISTORY OF THE HOSPITAL OF S. MARGARET, TAUNTON. With 2 plates, xx + 40pp, roy 8vo, original cloth. Limited to 50 copies. J.R. Smith, London: F. May, Taunton: 1860. £40.00





  147. Hugo (Thomas) THE HISTORY OF HESTERCOMBE, in the Parish of Kingston, Hundred of Taunton Dean, and County of Somerset. 40pp, qtr morocco, paper boards, covers slightly rubbed to edges, and partly discoloured, endpapers, and title-page slightly discoloured. LIMITED EDITION OF 50 LARGE PAPER COPIES. London: J.R. Smith. Taunton: F. May, 1874. £125.00
    * Inscription by his brother on the title-page.






  148. Humphreys (Arthur L) SOMERSETSHIRE PARISHES A Handbook of Historical Reference to all Places in the County. xv + 856 + (i)pp errata, cr. 4to, bound in 3 volumes, early half morocco, cloth boards, very lightly rubbed to edges, occasional light foxing, with Somerset Record Office withdrawn stamp to front endpaper, interleaved with blanks, with interesting manuscript notes to a few blanks. London: [Hatchards], 1905. £165.00





  149. Humphreys (Arthur L) THE SOMERSET ROLL, An Experimental List of Worthies, Unworthies, and Villains Born in the County. iv + 124pp, roy 8vo, original buckram partly faded and slightly soiled. London: Strangeways, Sold by Hatchards, 1897. £46.00





  150. Humphreys (Arthur L) THE MATERIALS FOR THE HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF WELLINGTON, CO. SOMERSET. Folding map, xv + 308pp, sm. 4to, untrimmed in the original paper boards, later spine, covers slightly rubbed to edges. 50 Copies only of this Large Paper Edition Printed. London: Henry Gray, Wellington: Tozer and Gregory, 1889. £70.00





  151. Hunt (Henry) INVESTIGATION AT ILCHESTER GAOL, in the County of Somerset, into the Conduct of William Bridle, the Gaoler, Before the Commissioners Appointed by the Crown. The Evidence taken by H.B. Shillibeer. Dedicated with An Address To His Majesty, King George the Fourth. With 6 plates, including an etched plate by George Cruikshank of Bridle the gaoler holding manacles, a hangman's noose and leg irons, viii + 7 + 8 + 271 + (1) + (5)pp, includes an index to witnesses, early half calf, spine gilt tooled, raised bands morocco label, marbled boards, calf corners rubbed, early repair to one marginal tear. London: Printed and Published by Thomas Dolby. 1821. £220.00
    * Hunt was born into a well-off family at Upavon in Wiltshire, where he ran the prosperous family farm. He became involved in radical politics and electoral reform in Somerset, Bristol, London, etc. In 1819 he was arrested at Peterloo in Manchester and spent 2 years in prison in Ilchester. Hunt spent his time writing whilst interned including his autobiography. After he left prison he was elected as an M.P. for Preston, in 1830, but lost his seat whilst attempting to be re-selected 3 years later. He died in 1835.






  152. Hurley (Michael C), transcribed by ALL SAINTS, AISHOLT. Parish Register and Bishops' Transcripts Baptisms and Burials 1598-1949, Marriages 1598-1958 and Monumental Inscriptions 1620-1995. vi + 70pp, 4to, original pictorial printed wraps. Harry Galloway, Taunton: 1997. £14.00





  153. Hurley (Michael C), transcribed by SAINT MARY THE VIRGIN, CHARLINCH. Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts. Baptisms and Marriages 1593-1946. Burials 1583-1981. vi + 65pp, 4to, original cloth backed paper wraps. Harry Galloway, Taunton: 1996. £12.00





  154. Hylton (Lord) NOTES ON THE HISTORY OF THE PARISH OF KILMERSDON. In the County of Somerset. Compiled from MSS and other sources. Illusts, folding map and pedigrees, viii + 298pp, untrimmed in the original cloth, cloth slightly cockled adjacent to hinges, one corner slightly bruised, usual occasional light foxing. First edition, Taunton: Barnicott and Pearce, The Wessex Press. 1910. £75.00





  155. [Jackson (L.E.H)] VISITORS' HANDBOOK TO WESTON-SUPER-MARE and its Vicinity. By L.E.H.J. 3 tinted plates, xvi + 284 + lvi + 16 pages of adverts, 12mo, recent cloth, Hodder and Stoughton, London, and Robbins, Weston-super-Mare: (1877) £85.00





  156. [Jeanes (Thomas)] A SEASON IN BATH: or, Letters from the Green Family, to their Friends in the Country. First Series. All published. 75pp, sm 8vo, original printed wraps, stitching broken, leaves loose. London: David Bogue and Simpkin Marshall, Bath: R.E. Peach, 1855. £20.00
    * The letters are in verse.






  157. Jeboult (Edward) A GENERAL ACCOUNT OF WEST SOMERSET. Description of the Valley of the Tone & the History of the Town of Taunton. Illustrated by a New process of Photography and Heliotype. Illusts, [iv] + 132 + [ii] + 121 + 94pp, 4to, original cloth, covers rubbed, narrow strips of spine missing from head and foot, 2" split to rear outer hinge, usual occasional foxing. First edition. Somerset and Bristol Steam-Press, Taunton: 1873. £65.00





  158. Jennings (James) OBSERVATIONS OF SOME OF THE DIALECTS OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, Particularly Somersetshire: with A Glossary of Words now in use there; and Poems and other Pieces exemplifying the Dialect. xxiv + 191pp, 12mo, untrimmed in early paper boards, slightly rubbed to edges, small strip missing from head and foot of spine, lacks lettering piece from spine, later endpapers. First edition. Printed by Baldwin, Craddock, and Joy, London: 1825. £60.00





  159. Jennings (James) THE DIALECT OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND. Particularly Somersetshire; With a Glossary of words now in use there; also with poems and other pieces exemplifying the dialect. Second Edition, The Whole Revised, Corrected and Enlarged, With Two Dissertations on the Anglo-Saxon Pronouns and other Pieces by James Knight Jennings. xxiv + 167pp, 12mo, original cloth, slightly shaken and rubbed to edges, the first 10 leaves have been crudely cellotaped in, and are proud of the binding. Second Edition, London : John Russell Smith. 1869. £20.00





  160. Jennings (James) THE DIALECT OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND. Particularly Somersetshire; With a Glossary of words now in use there; also with poems and other pieces exemplifying the dialect. Second Edition, The Whole Revised, Corrected and Enlarged, With Two Dissertations on the Anglo-Saxon Pronouns and other Pieces by James Knight Jennings. xxiv + 167pp, 12mo, original cloth, recent endpapers. Second Edition, London : John Russell Smith. 1869. £50.00





  161. Jewers (Arthur J), transcribed and annotated by THE PARISH REGISTERS OF STREET, in the County of Somerset. Baptisms and Marriages to 1755. Burials to 1762. iv + (i) + 90pp, early half roan, cloth boards rubbed, marbled endpapers, ex-Law Society library with 2 stamps to prelims. Exeter: William Pollard, 1898. £45.00





  162. Johnson (Peter) THE HISTORY OF MENDIP CAVING. With 20 plates and 9 plans, 196pp, slightly rubbed dustwrapper. First Edition, David and Charles, Newton Abbot: 1967. £15.00





  163. Keen (Laurence) WILLIAM BARNES. The Somerset Engravings. With 73 wood block engravings by William Barnes, 61pp, original decorative card covers. Somerset County Council Library Service, 1989. £14.00
    * Presentation inscription by the author to half-title.






  164. Kelly's KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF SOMERSETSHIRE 1927. Lacks map, 28 (adverts) + xx + 829pp, original cloth. London: Kelly's Directories Ltd. 1927. £85.00





  165. Kelly's KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF BATH 1969-70. (Incorporating The Post Office Bath Directory). Lacks plan as usual, 688pp, original paper covers, slightly rubbed and soiled, paper browned to edges as usual. Twenty-sixth edition, Kelly's Directories, Kingston upon Thames: 1969. £30.00





  166. Kelly's KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF WESTON-SUPER-MARE 1956. Numerous adverts, xvi + 6 + 446pp, original card covers, covers rubbed to edges, rear outer hinge split, coupld of small portions missing from covers. Kelly's Directories Ltd., London: 1956. £24.00





  167. Kelly's KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF WESTON-SUPER-MARE 1960. Adverts, xvi + 6 + 445pp, original card covers, rubbed to edges. Kelly's Directories, London: 1960. £15.00





  168. Kelly's KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF WESTON-SUPER-MARE 1964. Numerous adverts, 444pp, original limp cloth, lower corner of top cover slightly creased. Kelly's Directories Ltd., Kingston upon Thames: 1964. £22.00





  169. Kelly's KELLY'S DIRECTORY OF WESTON-SUPER-MARE 1968. Numerous adverts, 440pp, original limp cloth, top cover slightly creased, page edges lightly browned, name in ink to top cover. Kelly's Directories Ltd., Kingston upon Thames: 1968. £15.00





  170. King (Edward J) YEARS BEYOND MEMORY The Story of a South Somerset Village in its wider setting. With 10 plates, 134pp, few tears to ragged and partly faded dustwrapper, waters stain to portion of spine slightly overlapping onto top of dustwrapper, name to partly faded front endpaper. First edition. B.H. Blackwell Ltd. Oxford: 1954. £24.00
    * The village is Misterton.






  171. King (J.E), editor INVENTORY OF PAROCHIAL DOCUMENTS IN THE DIOCESE OF BATH AND WELLS AND THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET. xiv + 400pp, few spots to original buckram. Somerset County Council Records Committee. 1938. £12.00





  172. Knight (F.A) THE HEART OF MENDIP. An Account of its History, Archaeology and Natural History, of the Parishes of Winscombe, Shipham, Rowberrow, Churchill, Burrington, Christon, Loxton, Compton Bishop, Axbridge and Cheddar, and of the Ancient Mining Station of Charthouse-on-Mendip. Numerous illustrations, folding map, xvi + 547pp, dustwrapper. First published 1915, Reprinted Bristol: Chatford House Press, 1971. £28.00





  173. Knight (Francis A) THE SEA BOARD OF MENDIP. An Account of the History, Archaeology and Natural History of the Parishes of Weston-super-Mare, Kewstoke, Wick St. Lawrence, Puxton, Worle, Uphill, Brean, Bleadon, Hutton, Locking, Banwell and the Steep & Flat Holms. Numerous illusts, folding map, xvi + 547pp, original limp leather, slightly rubbed to edges, a.e.g., marbled endpapers, signed by the author at the end of the Preface. Tipped in at the front are 2 illusts, one being of the author, the other being of 'Wintrath', his house at Sidcot. Around the borders of this illust is a description in ink possibly by Knight. First edition, London: J.M. Dent, 1902. £60.00





  174. Knight (Francis A) THE HEART OF MENDIP. Numerous illustrations. xvi + 541pp, original cloth, covers spotty, 1" split to rear outer hinge, cloth chipped to head and foot of spine. First edition, London: J.M. Dent, 1915. £28.00





  175. Knight (Frank) GENERAL-AT-SEA The Life of Admiral Robert Blake. 152pp, slightly rubbed to head and foot of spine of dustwrapper. Macdonald, London: 1971. £8.00





  176. Knight's Companion BATH. Engraved title and 24pp, disbound. (1851) £15.00
    * See Green's Bibliotheca Somersetensis Vol 1, page 301. Intended as a guide for travellers on the railway, includes 2pp table of villages etc on the railway line with distances from Paddington and Bristol.






  177. [Lainson (A.E)] THE WILD FLOWERS OF CLEVEDON. By A.E.L. 67pp, original cloth gilt, spine faded. Clevedon: George James Caple, 1877. £65.00





  178. Le Neve (John), Compiled by J.M. Horn and D.S. Bailey JOHN LE NEVE FASTI ECCLESIAE ANGLICANAE 1541 - 1857. Bath and Wells. Volume 5. xiv + (i) + 126pp, original cloth. University of London: 1979. £12.00





  179. Leach (Peter), and others ILCHESTER Volume 1. Excavations 1974-5. Numerous diagrams and plans, 290pp, 4to, original pictorial card covers. Western Archaeological Trust, 1982. £18.00





  180. Legg (Rodney) STEEP HOLM. Allsop Island.... the story of the adventures of John Fowles and friends in buying an 'inaccessible' offshore island as a tribute to television anchor-man Kenneth Allsop. Illusts, 160pp, dustwrapper. Wincanton Press: 1992. £14.00





  181. Lewis (William), printer and publisher THE POST OFFICE BATH DIRECTORY 1924. Sixty-Seventh Year of Publication. Frontis, lacks plan, numerous adverts., 12mo, loose in the original cloth, cloth covered, except for portion at head of spine, with a transparent plastic sheet, top outer hinges split. Bath: William Lewis & Son, 1924. £45.00





  182. Lilly (Derek & Jane) ST. ANDREW'S CLEVEDON CHURCHWARDENS' ACCOUNTS 1730-1801. vii + 47 + 4 page index, 4to, original pictorial wraps. Harry Galloway Publishing, Weston-super-Mare: 1994. £10.00





  183. Lovell (Percy) QUAKER INHERITANCE 1871-1961. A Portrait of Roger Clark of Street based on his own writings and correspondence. xv + 282pp, dustwrapper slightly rubbed to edges and with a few short tears to head of spine. Bannisdale Press, London: 1970. £14.00





  184. Lowndes (William) THE THEATRE ROYAL BATH. The eventful story of a Georgian playhouse. Plates, 91pp, dustwrapper partly faded. Redcliffe Press, Bristol: 1982. £10.00





  185. Lukins (George) A NARRATIVE OF THE EXTRAORDINARY CASE OF GEO. LUKINS, OF YATTON, Somersetshire, Who was possessed of Evil Spirits, for near Eighteen Years: Also an Account Of his remarkable Deliverance, In the Vestry-Room of Temple Church, in the City of Bristol, Extracted from the Manuscripts of several Persons who attended. To Which is Prefixed A Letter from the Rev. W.R.W(ake). 23pp, light stain to the title page, blank area of title-page rubbed, possibly to erase a signature, small hole to rear leaf partly affecting two letters of two words, disbound. First edition, Bristol: Printed by Bulgin and Rosser. 1788. £360.00
    * The Vicar of Temple Church in Bristol, the Rev. Joseph Easterbrook, performed with six other members of the clergy an exorcism in the vestry on Lukins which they claimed cured him.






  186. MacDermot (Edward T) THE HISTORY OF THE FOREST OF EXMOOR. Revised Edition with introduction by R.J. Sellick. Maps and illusts, xii + 480pp, roy, 8vo, dustwrapper. Devon and Charles Reprints, Newton Abbot: 1973. £12.00





  187. MacDermot (Edward T) THE HISTORY OF THE FOREST OF EXMOOR. Maps and illusts, xii + 480pp, roy, 8vo, original buckram, spine slightly faded as usual, name to front pastedown, small mark to front endpaper. First edition. Taunton: Barnicott & Pearce, 1911. £40.00





  188. MacMillan (A.S) POPULAR NAMES OF FLOWERS, FRUITS, &c., As used in the County of Somerset and the adjacent parts of Devon, Dorset and Wilts. 297pp, original cloth, name to front endpaper. Reprinted from the Somerset County Herald. Yeovil: 1922. £35.00





  189. MacMillan (A.S) SOMERSET EPITAPHS First Series. "Relations". Somerset Folk Series No 18.... Bound with.... Second Series. "How and "When" Death Came. Somerset Folk Series No 25. Frontis, xxvi + 148pp and frontis, xi + 181pp, 12mo, original cloth. London: Folk Press, 1924 and 1926. £35.00





  190. MacMillan (A.S) SOMERSET EPITAPHS Second Series. "How and "When" Death Came. Somerset Folk Series No 25. Frontis, xi + 181pp, 12mo, original cloth. London: Folk Press, 1926. £18.00
    * Signed presentation inscription by the author on the front endpaper.






  191. MacMullen (Mrs Frederic) TAUNTON, or the Town We Live In. An Historical Sketch with Conversations. For the Use of Young Persons. With 6 engraved plates, iii + 175pp, 12mo, original cloth, some spotting mainly to edges of plates. First edition, Longmans & Co, London: Frederick May, Taunton: 1858. £55.00





  192. Mainwaring (Captain Rowland) ANNALS OF BATH, From the Year 1800 to the passing of The New Municipal Act. Lithographic frontis, xxviii + 484pp, roy 8vo, early half calf, recent spine, raised bands, leather label, marbled boards, and page edges, light spotting to prelims. Bath: Printed by Mary Meyler and Son. 1838. £125.00





  193. Marsh (T.E.M) REPORT OF T.E.M. MARSH, C.E. WIDCOMBE BRIDGE, BATH. Accident, 6th June, 1877. 8pp, small folio, original printed wraps, folded, a few embossed library stamps. William Lewis, "The Bath Herald" Office, Bath: July, 1877. £55.00
    * This report was issued with 2 separate 'drawings' which are not present with this copy. The original wooden bridge was destroyed, killing 8 people, by a flood in 1877. It was replaced with a wrought iron lattice metal bridge designed by Marsh.






  194. Marshall (Edward Shearburn) A SUPPLEMENT TO THE FLORA OF SOMERSET. iv + 242pp, original cloth. Taunton: Published by the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society. 1914. £35.00





  195. Martin (Benjamin) THE NATURAL HISTORY OF SOMERSETSHIRE. With an engraved folding map by Bowen, a folding plan of Bath and one plate showing 2 views, pages numbered 53-88, complete, disbound. London: Printed and Sold by W. Owen. 1759. £85.00
    * Taken from his work entitled 'The Natural History of England.... ' One of the views is of 'Okey Hole.' (Wookey Hole.)






  196. Master (Rev. George S) COLLECTIONS FOR A PAROCHIAL HISTORY OF FLAX BOURTON. With 4 plates, 28pp, original printed wraps, spine partly split, wraps slightly chipped. Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society. Bristol: Lavars and co., 1893. £22.00





  197. Maxwell (Donald) UNKNOWN SOMERSET. Being a series of unmethodical Explorations of the County illustrated in line and colour by the Author. 209pp, plates and textual illusts, 4to, untrimmed in the original cloth, lightly rubbed, few light damp marks to cloth. First edition, London: John Lane the Bodley Head, 1927. £18.00





  198. Maxwell-Lyte (H.C.) DUNSTER AND ITS LORDS 1066-1881. With A Descriptive Sketch Of Dunster Castle by G.T. Clarke, and a chapter on The Siege and Surrender Of Dunster Castle by E. Green. Numerous plates and plans, viii + 145pp, roy 8vo, original buckram, gilt, recased retaining the original endpapers, with the old spine laid down, corners slightly rubbed, usual occasional foxing. LIMITED TO 200 COPIES. Exeter: Printed for Private Circulation, William Pollard, 1882. £190.00
    * Presentation slip tipped onto the front pastedown 'With Mrs Luttrell's compliments.'






  199. Maxwell-Lyte (Sir H.C.) A HISTORY OF DUNSTER AND OF THE FAMILIES OF MOHUN AND LUTTRELL. Plates and textual illustrations, 2 volumes, xxi + 328 and 329 - 596pp, roy 8vo, original buckram, slightly rubbed to edges, reference library label to front pastedown and small stamp to title-page. First edition, London: The St. Catherine Press Ltd. 1909. £165.00





  200. Mayberry (Tom) and Binding (Hilary), editor SOMERSET The Millenium Book. Coloured and black and white plates, 144pp, small folio, dustwrapper. Somerset Books, Tiverton: 1999. £10.00





  201. Meek (Marion) THE BOOK OF WELLS. Numerous illusts, cr 4to, 128pp, includes 2 page list of subscribers, slightly faded, dustwrapper. Buckingham: Barrucuda Books Ltd. 1980. £20.00





  202. Melville (Lewis) BATH UNDER BEAU NASH - AND AFTER. Illusts, xviii + 321pp, original decorative cloth, contemporary inscription on front endpaper, occasional light spotting. First edition, Bath: S.W. Simms, London: Eveleigh Nash, 1907. £15.00





  203. Meyler and Son, printer THE ORIGINAL BATH GUIDE: Containing an Essay on the Bath Waters, with a Description of the City and a Variety of Useful Information. Folding frontis, 8 engraved plates, folding plan, a folding map, 182pp, 12mo, original, slightly dull, cloth, later spine and endpapers. Bath: Printed by and for M. Meyler, Abbey Church-yard. c.1840. £70.00





  204. Michael (W) HISTORICAL ASSOCIATIONS OF THE WELLS CATHEDRAL. Engraving, 8pp, sm 8vo, original printed top wrap, lacks lower wrap, light spotting. W. Michael, Bookseller. &c. Westbury Wilts. c.1870. £12.00









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  205. Moss (C.E) GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF VEGETATION IN SOMERSET: Bath and Bridgwater District. Illusts, large coloured folding map, 71pp, later cloth, short tape repair to verso of map, few small marks to covers. London: The Royal Geographical Society, 1907 £20.00





  206. Murray (R.P), Vicar of Shapwick, Dorset THE FLORA OF SOMERSET. With frontis, and folding map, 437pp, recent cloth, ex-lib. with number to foot of spine, small stamp to prelims, signs where label removed from front endpaper. Taunton: Printed for the Society by Barnicott and Pearce, 1896. £40.00
    * Lists the species, the conditions they enjoy and the places where found within the county.






  207. Nathan (Sir Matthew) THE ANNALS OF WEST COKER. With 4 maps, xxiv + 570pp, original cloth, few short tears to lightly rubbed dustwrapper. Cambridge: At the University Press. 1957. £24.00





  208. Nelson (T), printer BATH AND ITS NEIGHBOURHOOD. Nelson's Pictorial Guide-Books. With 10 tinted engraved plates, 1 of which is double-page, 48pp of text, oblong 16mo, recent cloth with original wrap pasted onto top board, small stain to top corner of margin of a couple of plates. T. Nelson, London: c.1872. £40.00





  209. Nichols (Rev. W.L) THE QUANTOCKS AND THEIR ASSOCIATIONS. A Paper read before the members of The Bath Literary Society Club. With a mounted photographic plate, 41 + xxxiiipp, original bevelled cloth, gilt, few small splash marks to top board, corners slightly rubbed. First edition. Bath: Printed for Private Circulation. 1873. £40.00
    * With a presentation inscription from the author to J.P. Broadmead. The engraved armorial bookplate of William Broadmead is pasted to front pastedown.






  210. Nichols (W.L) THE QUANTOCKS AND THEIR ASSOCIATIONS. With an Account of Dodington, Holford, and St. Audries. With Map and Eleven Illustrations, including mounted photographs, [xii] + 109 + 5 (Index) + 6pp (adverts), original cloth. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Sampson Low, Marston, London and G.A. Mundy, Bath: 1891. £40.00





  211. Norman (George) TRANSACTIONS OF SOMERSET MASTERS LODGE, No 3746. 1927. With 6 illusts, 209pp, original wraps. Bath: (1927) £15.00
    * Includes chapters on William Stukeley and George Oliver.






  212. Norman (Samuel) AUTHENTIC ANECDOTES OF GEORGE LUKINS, The YATTON DEMONIAC; with A View of The Controversy and A Full Refutation of the Imposture. 45pp, disbound. First edition, Printed by G. Routh.... Bristol: (1788) £380.00
    * Samuel Norman was a Member of the Corporation of Surgeons, in London, and a Surgeon, at Yatton. Includes a letter from the Rev. Joseph Easterbrook who was the Vicar of Temple Church in Bristol where he and six other members of the clergy performed an exorcism in the vestry of church on Lukins which they claimed cured him.






  213. Olivey (Hugh P) NORTH CURRY; Ancient Manor and Hundred. Notes on the History of three Parishes: North Curry, Stoke St. Gregory, West Hatch, contained therein. Illusts, folding table, xiv + 348pp, untrimmed in the original cloth, some damp spotting to foot and edges of boards, internally sound, foxing to fore-edges, head and foot of spine slightly bruised. Taunton: Barnicott & Pearce, Athenaeum Press, 1901. £80.00





  214. Orwin (C.S) and Sellick (R.J) THE RECLAMATION OF EXMOOR FOREST. Illusts, folding map, 312pp, dustwrapper slightly rubbed to edges. Second edition revised, David & Charles, Newton Abbot: 1970. £15.00





  215. Orwin (C.S) THE RECLAMATION OF EXMOOR FOREST. Illusts, folding map, xiv + 172pp, original buckram, spine darkened, page edges browned, light spotting to prelims, some marks to rear board. First edition, Oxford University Press, London: Humphrey Milford, 1929. £10.00





  216. Page (John Ll.W) AN EXPLORATION OF EXMOOR AND THE HILL COUNTRY OF WEST SOMERSET. With map and Illustratons. xv + 318 + (2) pages of publisher's adverts, original cloth, slightly rubbed to corners, lettering on spine dullish, owners name to verso of front endpaper. First edition, London: Seeley and Co., 1890. £25.00





  217. Parker (John Henry) THE ARCHITECTURAL ANTIQUITIES OF THE CITY OF WELLS. Illustrated by Plans and Views. viii + 91 + 8pp (publishers adverts), original cloth, partly faded. Oxford and London: James Parker and Co., 1866. £40.00





  218. Peach (R.E.M) GRAPHIC VIEWS IN BATH AND ITS VICINITY. With an engraved vignette title and 37 steel engraved vignette views, oblong 8vo, 10pp of text, original cloth. A nice copy. c.187- £220.00
    * Not in Green's Bibliotheca Somersetensis. The views, which usually include figures in the fore-ground, include:- Bath Abbey; Lansdown Crescent; Lansdown Tower (William Beckford's); Charlecombe Church; Royal Crescent; Widcombe Old Church; Partis College; Dundas Aqueduct, Claverton; Mill and Ferry, Bathampton; Military Female School, Lansdown; Sham Castle, etc.






  219. Peach (R.E.M) HISTORIC HOUSES IN BATH. And their Associations. First Series. Illustrated with 2 actual mounted photographs, xviii + 158 + vi + 40 pages of local adverts, few small spots to the original cloth. London: Simpkin Marshall, Bath: R.E.M. Peach, 1883. £38.00
    * A second volume was issued in 1884.






  220. Penley (Belville S) THE BATH STAGE: A History of Dramatic Representations in Bath. Illustrated. xv + 196pp including 14pp. of adverts, original cloth. London: William Lewis & Son, and Bath: 1892. £25.00





  221. 'Philo-Baldud' CAUSES AND EFFECTS; OR BATH IN MDCCCXL. A Rider to the Letter of Lud Hudibras, by Philo-Bladud. Addressed to the Community. 20pp, disbound, few spots. Bath: Meyler and Son. 1840. £18.00





  222. [Plowman (T.F)] SOME COUNTRY-SIDE FOLK. By one who has known them (Otherwise T.F.P.) Illusts, roy 8vo, 47pp, original printed boards. Reprinted from "The Bath Chronicle and Argus." Bath: 1911. £12.00





  223. Poole (Charles Henry) THE CUSTOMS SUPERSTITIONS AND LEGENDS OF THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET. Collected from various sources. 147pp, 12mo, original printed card covers. Second Edition, The Toucan Press, Guernsey: 1970. £10.00





  224. Poole (Sharon) WESTON-SUPER-MARE. A Pictorial History. With frontis and 181 photographic illusts, 4to, dustwrapper, small ownership sticker to title-page. Phillimore, Chichester: 1995. £15.00





  225. Pooley (Charles) AN HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT OF THE OLD STONE CROSSES OF SOMERSET. With a folding map, 20 lithographed plates, text illusts, xvi + 188pp, roy 8vo, original cloth, lightly rubbed to edges, front inner hinge cracked, and slightly weak. London: Longmans Green and Co., 1877. £45.00





  226. Porter v Clarke IN CHANCERY. PORTER AND OTHERS, V. CLARKE AND OTHERS. The Plaintiff's Reply to the Defendants' Statement, Called by them "The Case of the Baptist Church, Meeting in Somerset Street, Bath." 38pp + Index leaf, disbound, stitching broken, loose, top leaf slightly soiled with small portions of corners missing, some corners curled, date and names in ink on title-page. Bath: Printed & Sold by E. Smith, 2, Southgate Street. 1829. £30.00





  227. Powell (Rev A.H) ANCIENT BOROUGH OF BRIDGWATER. Plan, folding map and 9 plates, v + 311pp, original cloth. Page and Sons, Bridgwater: 1907. £25.00





  228. Powell (Rev A.H) BRIDGWATER IN THE LATER DAYS. Map and Illusts, viii + 296pp, includes 5 pages of subscribers, untrimmed in the original cloth, top board damp spotted, and very slightly warped. Bridgwater: Page and Son, 1908. £20.00





  229. Price (Laurence N) SCRATCH DIALS of Old Axbridge and Long Ashton Districts of North West Somerset. With 2 illustrations and 32 actual photographs each neatly tipped in, folding map, this being a reprint of the map of North Somerset from John Rutter's Delineations.... 1829, 91 pages, each page has a double-line border and forms one side of a folded (looped) sheet, with its ends bound in, the photographs are pasted opposite a leaf with short title and description, cloth binding, leather label on spine, marbled endpapers. The half-title is signed by the publisher, and with a signed presentation by the author. Limited Edition of 6 numbered copies, signed copies. Sun and Harvest Publications, Weston-super-Mare: 1991. £80.00
    * Contains short chapters on 'Early Studies,' 'Types,' 'Origins,' and a section on the survey the author undertook in 1990 and 1991.






  230. Pring (James Hurly) THE BRITON AND THE ROMAN ON THE SITE OF TAUNTON. Illusts, 136pp, original cloth, lightly rubbed to edges, rear outer hinge partly split. W. Cheston, Printer, Taunton: 1880. £25.00





  231. Quarter Sessions RESOLUTIONS, RULES, ORDERS AND REGULATIONS, OF THE COURT OF GENERAL QUARTER SESSIONS OF THE PEACE, OF THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET, with an Appendix. Folding table, 156pp, contemporary full calf, top hinge held by strings, short split to head of back outer hinge, the first portion of the book is interleaved with blanks. Taunton: Printed by J.W. Marriott, Taunton Courier and General Printing-Office, East Street. 1817. £85.00
    * Gives details of fees charged by clerks, and the amounts raised from each hundred for the courts. Not in Green's Bibliotheca Somersetensis. With the engraved armorial bookplate of G.M.B. Napier.






  232. Rawle (Edwin John) ANNALS OF THE ROYAL FOREST OF EXMOOR Compiled Chiefly from Documents in the Record Office together with Some Account of the Forest laws and charters and Officers. With coloured folding map, and 2 plates, xi + 163pp, includes 4 page list of subscribers, 4to, untrimmed in the original cloth-backed boards, paper label on spine slightly chipped, endpapers discoloured as usual. LIMITED TO 350 COPIES. Taunton: Barnicott and Pearce, 1893. £70.00
    * With the bookplate of J.F. Chanter, who was one of the original subscribers.






  233. Raymond (Walter) SELECTED POEMS IN SOMERSET DIALECT (Suitable for Recitation) Together with an Introduction to the Series, entitled "Somerset and Her Folk Movement,".... Bound with.... Watson (W.G. Willis) THE LAND OF SOMERSET.... Bound with.... Munford (G.F) GHOSTS AND LEGENDS OF SOUTH SOMERSET.... Bound with.... Horne (Dom. Ethelbert) IDYLLS OF MENDIP. Somerset Folk Series Nos 1, 2, 3, and 4. Frontis, 99pp and frontis, 83pp, this is bound without the title-page, and frontis, 95pp, and frontis, 93pp, 4 volumes bound together in the original cloth. London: Somerset Folk Press, 1922. £35.00





  234. Raymond (Walter) THE BOOK OF CRAFTS AND CHARACTER 272 + 8 pages of publishers adverts, original cloth, small snag to head of spine, few spots to prelims and fore-edges. First edition, Hodder and Stoughton, London: 1907. £16.00
    * A series of essays on various Somerset characters and craftsmen.






  235. Raymond (Walter) TRYPHENA IN LOVE With 6 illustrations by I. Walter West, 176pp, 12mo, untrimmed in the original cloth. First edition, London: J.M. Dent & Co. 1895. £20.00
    * A novel set in Middleney, Somerset.






  236. Read (John) CLUSTER=o'=VIVE Stories and Studies of Old World Wessex. Somerset Folk Series No 11. Frontis, xi + 207 + (5)pp, 12mo, original cloth. London: Somerset Folk Press, 1923. £10.00





  237. Roberts (William) MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF MRS HANNAH MORE. A New Edition, Abridged. Engraved portrait frontis, viii + 472pp, sm 8vo, contemporary full calf, raised bands, leather label, spine faded, lightly rubbed to edges, marbled endpapers, and page edges, bookplate to verso of front endpaper. R.R. Seeley and W. Burnside, London: 1838. £38.00





  238. Rogers (T.E) RECORDS OF YARLINGTON: Being the History of a Country Village. 94pp, sm 4to, uncut, original cloth, partly faded. First edition, London: Elliott Stock, 1890. £50.00
    * Tipped in at the front is a handwritten letter, signed by the author, on one side of an 8vo leaf.






  239. Ross (David Melville) LANGPORT AND ITS CHURCH. The Story of the Ancient Borough, with References to Neighbouring Parishes. Illusts, xv + 381pp, 4to, original cloth, slightly soiled and rubbed, two small holes in top outer hinge, inner hinges cracked and weak, top corner of top cover bruised, paper slightly browned to edges as usual. The Herald Press, Langport: 1911. £65.00





  240. Rutter (J) DELINEATIONS OF THE NORTH WESTERN DIVISION OF THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET. And of its Antediluvian Bone Caverns, with A Geological Sketch of the District. Illustrated with 12 engraved and lithographed plates, folding coloured map, wood-cut vignettes, EXTRA ILLUSTRATED with the suite of 20 additional lithographed plates, xvi + (iv) + 349pp, later half calf, cloth boards, raised bands, leather label, usual occasional light spotting, some green tinged discolouration to calf on boards from the cloth, all edges gilt. Printed and Published by the Author, Shaftesbury: Longman, Rees, and Co., London: 1829. £180.00





  241. Rutter (John) DELINEATIONS OF THE NORTH WESTERN DIVISION OF THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET. And of its Antediluvian Bone Caverns, with A Geological Sketch of the District. Illustrated with 12 engraved and lithographed plates, folding coloured map, vignettes, 349pp, early half calf, leather label, marbled boards, and endpapers, top hinge almost broken, rubbed, usual occasional foxing. Printed and Published by the Author, Shaftesbury: Longman, Rees and Co., London: 1829. £50.00
    * With the engraved armorial bookplate of Joseph Neeld.






  242. Rutter (John) DELINEATIONS OF THE NORTH WESTERN DIVISION OF THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET. And of its Antediluvian Bone Caverns, with A Geological Sketch of the District. Illustrated with 12 engraved and lithographed plates, folding coloured map, textual vignettes, xxiv + 349pp, untrimmed in full calf, slightly rubbed, slightly chipped to head and foot of spine, couple of short splits to head and foot of top outer hinge, marbled endpapers, occasional foxing, one plate, and opposite text browned. LARGE PAPER COPY. Printed and Published by the Author, Shaftesbury: 1829. £135.00





  243. [Salmon (Tobias)] BATH. THE CITY CHARTER, containing the original institution of mayors, recorders, sheriffs, town clerks, and all other officers, as also of a common council, and the antient laws and customs of the city. Diligently compared with, and corrected according to the Latin original. To which is added a list of the mayors of the city from 1656 to 1775. Dedicated in general by T.S. Pages numbered 3-66, lacks all before page 3, 12mo, disbound, with some underlining and with several early annotations in the margins, these are probably by Thos. Harford, whose signature is on the first leaf. It was obviously bound at sometime with other item(s) as several of the annotations have been cropped. Printed and sold by J. Salmon, (Bath: 1775) £15.00
    * Very scarce.






  244. Sanford (W.A) ON THE PLEISTOCENE MAMMALIA OF SOMERSET. Catalogue of Bones in the Museum of the Archaeological and Natural History Society at Taunton. No 1.- Felis. (all published). 4to, unbound, stitched as issued, 60pp, uncut, partly unopened. Taunton 1868.... With the folio volume of 26 lithographed plates on 19 sheets, plates loose as issued, original wraps loose, split at spine and now slightly ragged. Taunton: Printed by F. May, for Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, 1868. £150.00
    * Very scarce.






  245. Saunders (G.W) NOTES ON THE HISTORY OF MARTOCK. Illusts, 120pp, original cloth-backed boards, slight signs where 2 labels removed from top board. The Western Gazette, Yeovil: Preface dated 1935. £40.00





  246. Savage (James) HISTORY OF THE HUNDRED OF CARHAMPTON, in the County of Somerset. With a frontis, xxiv + 662pp, original cloth. This reprint does not include the large folding map that was in the original edition published in 1830. Reprinted Higginson Book Company, Salem: n.d. £35.00





  247. Savage (James) HISTORY OF THE HUNDRED OF CARHAMPTON, in the County of Somerset. With a frontis, and a folding hand coloured geological map, xxiv + 662pp, roy 8vo, partly faded later cloth, occasional foxing, some off-setting. LARGE PAPER COPY. Bristol: William Strong, Clare Street. 1830. £185.00





  248. Savage (James) HISTORY OF THE HUNDRED OF CARHAMPTON, in the County of Somerset. With a frontis, and a folding hand coloured geological map, xxiv + 662pp, later qtr morocco, cloth boards, frontis off-set, light spotting to frontis and title-page, couple of splits to folds of map. Bristol: William Strong, Clare Street. 1830. £150.00





  249. Savage (James) HISTORY OF THE HUNDRED OF CARHAMPTON, in the County of Somerset. With a frontis, and a folding hand coloured geological map, xxiv + 662pp, 4to, full contemporary calf, raised bands, spine gilt tooled, top outer hinge cracked though sound, marbled endpapers, frontis spotty and off-set, map partly off-set. LARGE PAPER COPY. LIMITED TO 12 COPIES. Bristol: William Strong, Clare Street. 1830. £280.00
    * With the bookplate of Charles Edward H. Chadwyck Healey and a letter to him loosely inserted. There is a note on the second front endpaper :- 'Largest paper - only 12 copies printed.' it also mentions that the book was bought at a Christie's sale in 1888. See also Green. Bibliotheca Somersetiensis, volume 3 page 229, for verification of the number of copies.






  250. Scarth (H.M) AQUAE SULIS, OR NOTICES OF ROMAN BATH. With Fifty-Two Illustrations by C.S. Beckett. Two folding plans, 137 + (iii)pp, 4to, original cloth, corners slightly bruised, small snags to head of spine, short snag to head of spine, occasional light foxing. London: Simpkin Marshall, & Co. Bath: R.E. Peach. 1864. £55.00





  251. Scarth (Rev. H.M) and Stothert (Caroline M.K) PICTURESQUE BATH. Illustrated by A Series of Sketches from Nature by Caroline M.K. Stothert. Edited by The Revd. H.M. Scarth. With 20 tinted lithographed plates, + 10pp, folio, a.e.g. original cloth gilt, very lightly rubbed to edges, later endpapers. London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1881. £105.00
    * Includes views of Bath from Beacon Hill; Village of Weston; Newton St. Looe; Prior Park; Village of Conkwell; Pulteney Bridge, etc.






  252. Sellick (Roger) THE WEST SOMERSET MINERAL RAILWAYS and the story of the Brendon Hills Iron Mines. With contributions by J.R. Hamilton and M.H. Jones. Illusts, folding map, 126pp, few short tears to slightly rubbed dustwrapper, spine faded. First edition, David & Charles, Dawlish: 1962. £20.00





  253. Shickle (Rev. C.W) ANCIENT DEEDS BELONGING TO THE CORPORATION OF BATH XII - XVI Cent. Translated and Epitomised by The Rev. C.W. Shickle M.A., F.S.A., V.D. Master of St. John's Hospital, Bath. Honorary Chaplain of the Territorial Forces. Frontis, 2 plans, xvi + 165pp, folio, original qtr calf, buckram boards, ex-lib. with label to front pastedown and a few small stamps. Published by the Bath Record Society in co-operation with the Bath City Council. 1921. £20.00





  254. Shillibeer (H.B) THE ANCIENT CUSTOMS OF THE MANOR OF TAUNTON DEANE; Collected from the Records of the Manor.... To which are prefixed, some Introductory Observations on Copyholds In General, and Remarks on Those of This Manor.... vii + 132 + xxixpp, untrimmed in the original paper boards, lacks 2" from foot of spine, paper label on spine, covers slightly rubbed and spotty, short tear and small piece missing from top margin of title, endpapers spotty. Printed by T. Parkhouse, Tiverton, for the Author: 1821. £85.00





  255. Sixsmith (R.A) HISTORY OF THURLBEAR. With 2 folding maps, illusts, 54pp, original cloth, lacks dustwrapper. Taunton: Dragon Book Shop, (1957) £15.00





  256. Sixsmith (R.A) STAPLE FITZPAINE AND THE FOREST OF NEROCHE. Maps, 2 of which are folding, illusts, 100pp, dustwrapper has portions missing from foot at rear and slightly ragged to the foot at the front, and small portion missing from top corner, name to front endpaper. Privately Published. Taunton: 1958. £35.00





  257. Skinner (John), editors Howard Coombs, and Rev. Arthur N. Bax A JOURNAL OF A SOMERSET RECTOR. John Skinner, A.M., Antiquary 1772-1839. Parochial Affairs of the Parish of Camerton, 1822-1832. With 3 plates and a map, xxv + 310pp, original cloth, some spotting to fore-edges and to front and rear endpapers. First edition. London: John Murray. 1930. £36.00





  258. Skrine (H.D) SOME ACCOUNT OF THE BELGIC CAMP ON HAMPTON DOWN. A Paper Read to the Members of the Bath Selborne Society on the Site of the Belgic Camp, April 8, 1897. Map, 10pp, 12mo, originally wraps. Signed by the author on the top wrap. Privately Printed, Bath: 1897. £16.00





  259. Smith (Cecil) BIRDS OF SOMERSETSHIRE. 643pp, 12mo, original cloth. First edition, London: John Van Voorst, 1869. £55.00





  260. Smith (D.I), and Drew (D.P), compiles and editors LIMESTONES AND CAVES OF THE MENDIP HILLS. With 36 plates, textual illusts, 424pp, small nick to head of dustwrapper. Newton Abbot: David and Charles, Published for The British Cave Research Association. 1975. £14.00





  261. Smith (E.H) QUANTOCK LIFE AND RAMBLES. Illusts., map e.p.'s. 145pp, original cloth, lacks dustwrapper. Third Impression (Enlarged). Taunton: 1944. £5.00





  262. Smith (Rosie) & (Howard) NORTH SOMERSET COAST IN WATERCOLOURS Sand Bay to the Hotwells Lock. Double-page coloured map, numerous coloured illusts, 197pp, pictorial card covers. The Garrett Press, Weston super Mare: 2005. £14.00





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  263. Somerset Parish Registers, edited by W.P.W. Phillimore and Douglas LL. Hayward. SOMERSET PARISH REGISTERS. MARRIAGES. Volume 1. 159pp, original cloth, light splash marks to top board, some spotting to endpapers. Limited to 150 copies. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co. Ltd. 1898. £40.00
    * Marriages celebrated in each Parish from the first entry up to the year 1812. Contains the Parishes of Aller, Charlton Adam, Charlton Mackrell, High Ham, Huish Episcopi, Kingsdon, Long Sutton, Muchelney, Northover, and Langport.






  264. Somerset Parish Registers, edited by W.P.W. Phillimore and Douglas LL. Hayward. SOMERSET PARISH REGISTERS. MARRIAGES. Volume 2. 153pp, original cloth, 2" splits cloth to both outer hinges. Limited to 150 numbered copies. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co. Ltd. 1899. £48.00
    * Marriages celebrated in each Parish from the first entry usually up to the year 1812. Contains the Parishes of Pitney, Limington, Podymore Milton (up to 1811), Somerton, Yeovilton (up to 1802), North Curry, and Barrow Gurney (up to 1811).






  265. Somerset Parish Registers, edited by W.P.W. Phillimore and D.M. Ross SOMERSET PARISH REGISTERS. MARRIAGES. Volume 3. 154pp, original cloth, some foxing to prelims. Limited to 150 copies. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co. Ltd. 1901. £50.00
    * Marriages celebrated in each Parish from the first entry usually up to the year 1812. Contains the Parishes of West Hatch, Long Load (up to 1808), Martock, Drayton and Curry Rivel.






  266. Somerset Parish Registers, edited by W.P.W. Phillimore and E.H. Bates. SOMERSET PARISH REGISTERS. MARRIAGES. Volume 4. 159pp, original cloth. Limited to 150 copies. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co. Ltd. 1902. £35.00
    * Marriages celebrated in each Parish from the first entry usually up to the year 1812. Contains the Parishes of Ashill (up to 1815), Ile Brewers, Beer Crocombe, Ilton (up to 1811), Whitestaunton (up to 1811), Stocklinch Magdalen (up to 1776), Stocklinch Ottersey, Barrington, Shepton Beauchamp, Buckland St. Mary, Wraxall, Packington, and Swell.






  267. Somerset Parish Registers, edited by W.P.W. Phillimore and D.M. Ross. SOMERSET PARISH REGISTERS. MARRIAGES. Volume 5. 164pp, original cloth. Limited to 150 copies. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co. Ltd. 1904. £45.00
    * Marriages celebrated in each Parish from the first entry up to the year 1812. Contains the Parishes of Crewkerne, Swell (up to 1754), Fivehead, and Kingsbury Episcopi.






  268. Somerset Parish Registers, edited by W.P.W. Phillimore and D.M. Ross. SOMERSET PARISH REGISTERS. MARRIAGES. Volume 6. 150 + 1pp, few light spots to original cloth. Limited to 150 copies. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co. Ltd. 1905. £45.00
    * Marriages celebrated in each Parish from the first entry usually up to the year 1812. Contains the Parishes of Aisholt, Broomfield, Charlynch, Dodington (up to 1805), Durleigh (up to 1807), Enmore, Otterhampton (up to 1749), Overstowey, Stockland Gaunts (up to 1807), Cannington, and Spaxton.






  269. Somerset Parish Registers, edited by W.P.W. Phillimore and H.W. Seager. SOMERSET PARISH REGISTERS. MARRIAGES. Volume 7. 164pp, original cloth. Limited to 150 copies. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co. Ltd. 1906. £40.00
    * Marriages celebrated in each Parish from the first entry usually up to the year 1812. Contains the Parishes of Angersleigh, Piminster, Corfe, Orchard Portman, Stoke St. Mary, Thurlbear, Trull (up to 1744), Creech St. Michael (up to 1814), and Bradford.






  270. Somerset Parish Registers, edited by W.P.W. Phillimore and H.W. Seager. SOMERSET PARISH REGISTERS. MARRIAGES. Volume 8. vi + 150pp, few spots to original cloth, occasional light foxing. Limited to 150 copies. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co. Ltd. 1906. £35.00
    * Marriages celebrated in each Parish from the first entry up to the year 1812. Contains the Parishes of Hill Farrance, Heathfield, Thorne Faulcon, West Monkton, Ruishton, West Buckland, Cothelstone, Ash Priors, Norton Fitzwarren, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Langford Budville, and Nynehead.






  271. Somerset Parish Registers, edited by W.P.W. Phillimore and H.W. Seager. SOMERSET PARISH REGISTERS. MARRIAGES. Volume 9. 160pp, original cloth, some foxing to a few pages at the front and rear. Limited to 150 copies. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co. Ltd. 1907. £45.00
    * Marriages celebrated in each Parish from the first entry. Contains the Parish of Taunton, St. Mary Magdalene, Part I. 1158-1728.






  272. Somerset Parish Registers, edited by W.P.W. Phillimore, H.W. Seager and E.H. Bates. SOMERSET PARISH REGISTERS. MARRIAGES. Volume 10. 158pp, original cloth. Limited to 150 copies. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co. Ltd. 1907. £45.00
    * Marriages celebrated in each Parish from the first entry up to the year 1812. Contains the Parishes of Taunton, St. Mary's (concluded), Bishop's Hull, and Halse.






  273. Somerset Parish Registers, edited by W.P.W. Phillimore and H.W. Seager. SOMERSET PARISH REGISTERS. MARRIAGES. Volume 11. 152pp, original cloth. Limited to 150 copies. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co. 1908. £40.00
    * Marriages celebrated in each Parish from the first entry up to the year 1812. Contains the Parishes of Wellington, Ashbrittle, Runnington, Otterford, Sampford Arundel, Thorne St. Margaret.






  274. Somerset Parish Registers, edited by W.P.W. Phillimore and W.A. Bell. SOMERSET PARISH REGISTERS. MARRIAGES. Volume 12. 170pp, original cloth. Limited to 150 copies. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co. Ltd. 1910. £50.00
    * Marriages celebrated in each Parish from the first entry up to the year 1812. Contains the Parishes of Stogursey, Nether Stowey, East Quantoxhead, Fiddington, Holford, Goathurst, Chedzoy, Kilve, Crowcombe, Thurloxton, Stringston, Kilton, and Lilstock.






  275. Somerset Parish Registers edited by H.W. Seager. SOMERSET PARISH REGISTERS. MARRIAGES. Volume 15. 181pp, original cloth. Limited to 150 copies. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore and Co., Ltd. 1915. £40.00
    * Contains the Parish of Taunton St. James. 1610-1837.






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  276. Somerset Western Division THE SOMERSET ELECTORAL REGISTER WESTERN DIVISION 1832. iv + 176pp, original card covers. Originally published 1832. Reprinted S.A. & M.J. Raymond, Exeter: 1996. £9.00





  277. Spencer (Joseph Houghton) WILTON REGISTERS 1558 to 1837. A Copy of the Registers of the Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials at the Church of St. George, in the Parish of Wilton, adjoining Taunton.... Transcribed from the Originals. xiv + (2) + 343pp, untrimmed in the original cloth. LIMITED TO 200 NUMBERED COPIES. Taunton: Barnicott and Son, 1890 £75.00





  278. Squibbs (Phillip J) MORE PICTURES OF OLD BRIDGWATER. Reproduction of a typescript with numerous photographic illusts. Roy 8vo, 80pp, original cloth, with 3 postcards, of the interior of St. Mary's Church, Bridgwater, pasted to front endpapers. Privately Published, Bridgwater: 1971. £15.00





  279. Squibbs (Phillips J) SQUIBBS' HISTORY OF BRIDGWATER. Revised and updated by John F. Lawrence. Illusts, xii + 196pp, portion of dustwrapper torn, approx 2" x 1" from foot of spine. Phillimore, Chichester: 1982. £14.00
    * Signed inscription by the author's wife on verso of title-page.






  280. Squibbs (Phillips James) BRIDGWATER VICTORIAN DAYS. Reproduction of a typescript with numerous photographic illusts, 112pp, roy 8vo, original cloth, couple of staples to binding are slightly rusty. Privately published, Bridgwater: 1957. £18.00





  281. Stapledon (Richard) EXMOOR. Elegance and Rhythm. Illusts, 79pp, original cloth, lacks dustwrapper. Privately Published, Richard Stapledon, c.1967. £8.00





  282. Stephenson (Joseph Henry) FRIENDSHIP and Other Poems. 53pp, 12mo, original cloth, spine slightly faded. A.C. Coome, Lymsham; Robbins, Weston-super-Mare and Hamilton Adams & Co, London: 1883. £16.00
    * Stephenson was the Rector of Lymsham, Prebendary of Wells and Rural Dean.






  283. Stephenson (Joseph Henry) GLIMPSES OF THE WEST. and Other Thoughts in Verse. 96pp, 12mo, few spots to original embossed cloth, cloth dull and lightly rubbed, slightly shaken. B. Gooch, Weston-super-Mare and W. Kent, London: 1864. £25.00
    * The verses are mainly Descriptive of Somerset Scenery. Several of the poems are preceeded with interesting notes on the places concerned. Stephenson was the Rector of Lymsham, Prebendary of Wells and Rural Dean.






  284. Stevens Cox (J) A HISTORY OF ILCHESTER. The Ancient County Town of Somerset. With 82 Illustrations and Maps. 293pp, original cloth, Issued as a series of 10 monographs, with some of the original wraps bound in at the rear. Published by the Author, Ilchester: 1958. £75.00





  285. Stevens (Douglas) WAR AND PEACE IN WEST SOMERSET 1620-1670. Map, plans illusts in text, 122 + (6) page index, original pictorial card covers. Printed by Status, Minehead: 1988. £10.00





  286. Storer (B) SEDGEMOOR: Its History and Natural History. Numerous illusts, diagrams and maps, dustwrapper. David & Charles, Newton Abbot: 1972. £12.00





  287. Stradling (William) A DESCRIPTION OF THE PRIORY OF CHILTON - SUPER - POLDEN and its contents. To which is added a Miscellaneous Appendix, containing several documents not before published. iii + 179pp, original cloth, recased with new spine, retaining the original endpapers, new paper label on spine. Bridgwater: Geo. Awbrey, 1839. £120.00





  288. Stray (Walter) WESTON-SUPER-MARE. Official Guide. Illusts, folding map, adverts, 80pp, oblong 8vo, pictorial wraps, small crease to lower corner of top wrap. Weston-super-Mare Advertising and Entertainments Association, c.1922. £15.00
    * Includes articles on Glastonbury; Wells; Cheddar; Brean Down; Worlebury Camp, etc.






  289. Street (James) "THE MYNSTER OF THE ILE"; Or, the Story of the Ancient Parish of Ilminster, the one Royal Peculiar in the County of Somerset. With large folding map, 11 plates, 400 + 8 pages of index, roy 8vo, untrimmed in later cloth, occasional foxing. Taunton: H. Abrahams, and Ilminster: Chapple and Son, 1904. £160.00
    * In the original prospectus, of which we have a copy, it states only 400 copies were printed, of which 150 were bound, and 250 were issued in parts. This copy looks like it was bound from the original parts.






  290. Street (James) "THE MYNSTER OF THE ILE"; Or, the Story of the Ancient Parish of Ilminster, the one Royal Peculiar in the County of Somerset. With large folding map, 11 plates, 400 + 8 pages of index, roy 8vo, original cloth, cloth on spine partly bubbled. Taunton: H. Abrahams, and Ilminster: Chapple and Son, 1904. £200.00
    * In the original prospectus, of which we have a copy, it states only 400 copies were printed, of which 150 were bound, and 250 were issued in parts.






  291. Stuart-Menteath (T) THE LAND OF BRITAIN. The Report of The Land Utilisation Survey of Britain. Part 86 SOMERSET. Large folding map, textual diagrams, 141pp, 4to, original printed wraps, slightly rubbed and spotty, rear outer hinge partly split, lacks 1" hinge from foot of spine. London: Geographical Publications, 1938. £12.00





  292. [Stuckey (John)] A COMPLEAT HISTORY OF SOMERSETSHIRE. Containing: I. A Geographical Description of the County, in Alphabetical Order. II. The Natural History, viz. its Produce, Air, Soil, rare Plants, &c. III. The Ecclesiastical History, containing an Account of the Bishops of the two Sees, Bath and Wells and Bristol; together with a brief Description of the Monasteries, Martyrs, &c. IV. The Antiquities. V. An Account of the Gentlemens Seats. VI. The Lives of Famous Men of this County. VII. The Sufferings of the Clergy in the Rebellious Times, which began in 1642. VIII. A Table of the Names of all the Towns, Villages, &c. with the Value of the Livings. IX. The Charity Schools in the County. To which is added, A Scheme of all the Market-Towns, &c. with their Distance from London, and from each other, &c. 206pp, folio, early full calf, later calf spine, raised bands, morocco label on spine, marbled endpapers, small hole to title-page, affecting one letter of title, title-page has been laid down, small portions torn from bottom corner of 3 leaves not affecting text, couple of small circular marks to title-page. Sherborne: Printed in the Year 1742. £525.00
    * With the engraved armorial bookplate of the Marquiss of Donegall. This is the first separately published history of the county. It was issued in 52 parts with the Sherborne Mercury and complete copies are very scarce.






  293. Sweet (Jack W) SHOCKING SOMERSET MURDERS of the Nineteenth Century and Other Stories of Violent or Suspicious Death. Plates, 189pp, pictorial card covers. Somerset Books, Tiverton: 1997. £4.00





  294. Sweetman (George) THE HISTORY OF WINCANTON, Somerset, From the earliest times to the year 1903. Illusts, 296 + 1 page of publishers adverts, original cloth, light spotting to fore-edges. First edition. Harry Williams, London & George Sweetman, Wincanton: July 1903. £70.00





  295. Taunton Markets THE TAUNTON TOWN AND MARKET ACTS. Printed by Order of the Trustees from the Original Acts. xi + (iii) + 75pp, original qtr cloth, printed paper boards, front inner hinge weak, few spots to boards. Taunton: Edwin Goodman, Printer, 29 North Street. 1878. £35.00
    * Reprints the four Acts of Parliament relating to Taunton Markets which were originally published in 1786, 1817, 1833 and 1840.






  296. The Beacon FAMOUS BUILDINGS AND CELEBRITIES, OF BATH AND DISTRICT. A series of articles concerning Bath taken from 'The Beacon' each article covers 2 pages, illusts, 148pp, 4to, binders cloth. Harvey and Woodland, Frome: January, 1907 - August, 1913. £35.00
    * Includes articles on the Luders family; the Bowdlers; Edmund Burke; Christopher Anstey; Lord Byron; Partis College; Mrs Siddons; Mary Wollstoncraft, etc.






  297. Thomas (Margaret) THE BOOK OF NAILSEA. Numerous illusts, cr 4to, 128pp, dustwrapper. Numbered Limited Edition. Buckingham: Barracuda Books, 1984. £22.00





  298. Thompson (W. Harding) SOMERSET REGIONAL REPORT. A Survey and a Plan. Prepared for Somerset County Council. Numerous plates and plans, some of which are folding, folding plans in pocket at rear, xii + 130pp, original cloth, dustwrapper protected in a loose plastic sleeve, bookplate to front pastedown. University of London Press, 1934. £30.00





  299. Thorne (R.L) THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE TOWN OF WELLINGTON, SOMERSET. With 5 illusts, plan, 87pp, cyclostyled, 4to, original card covers, later paper spine. R.L. Thorne, Wellington: 1950. £18.00





  300. [Tiarks (H.A)] HUNTING REMINISCENCES. By an ex M.F.H. With a coloured frontis, 3 plates, 48pp, sm 4to, original half morocco, the cloth boards are partly faded, with a small area rubbed to head of top board, head of spine partly stained and with small portion missing. London: Bradbury, Wilkinson and Company, c.1936 £65.00
    * Tiarks resided at Webbington House, Axbridge and these reminiscences are mainly concerned with hunting on the Mendips.






  301. Tunstall (Dr) RAMBLES ABOUT BATH and its Neighbourhood. Based on the Original Work by Dr. Tunstall. Containing Two Maps, Sixteen Wood-cuts, and Eight Autotypes. Lacks the 2 maps, frontis and title-page, facsimile title-page tipped in, xiv + 488 + 67 pages of local adverts, 12mo, original cloth, damp spotted, recased old spine laid down, new endpapers. Revised and re-edited, with Biographical Notices and Historical Notes. Sixth Edition. Simpkin Marshall, London: and R.E. Peach, Bath: 1876. £22.00





  302. Tunstall (James) RAMBLES ABOUT BATH and its Neighbourhood. Based on Dr. Tunstall's work. Illustrated Edition. Plates, textual illusts, xvi + 384pp, includes adverts, original decorative cloth, signs where small ownership(?) label removed from front endpaper. London: Isaac Pitman, Bath: William Lewis, 1889. £35.00





  303. Tyte (William) BATH IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY: Its Progress and Life Described. Frontis, (ii) + 128pp, roy 8vo, original cloth, slightly rubbed to edges, spine faded, couple of relevant news cuttings pasted to front pastedown, manuscript title on spine. Bath: G. & F. Pickering, 1903. £30.00
    * Author's inscription on front endpaper.






  304. Ussher (W.A.E) THE GEOLOGY OF THE COUNTRY BETWEEN WELLINGTON AND CHARD Memoirs of the Geological Survey. Explanation of Sheet 311. With Contributions by H.B. Woodward and A.J. Jukes-Browne. Textual illusts, 68pp, recent paper wraps, with the title from the original wraps pasted onto top wrap. First edition, London: Printed for H.M.S.O. 1906. £32.00





  305. Victoria History, edited by William Page THE VICTORIA HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET. Volume One. Maps, plates, textual illustrations, xxv + 537pp, 4to, original cloth, spine slightly faded. First edition, Archibald Constable, London: 1906. £75.00
    * Includes chapters on Natural History; Botany; Zoology; Early Man; Roman-British Somerset; And Anglo-Saxon Somerset.






  306. Victoria History, edited by William Page THE VICTORIA HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET. Volume One. Maps, plates, textual illustrations, xxv + 537pp, 4to, original cloth, rubbed, slightly chipped to head and foot of spine, some marks to top board, inner hinges pulled, Bristol University labels to front endpapers, inner hinges pulled, crude tape repairs to one inner margin of prelim and last leaf. First edition, Archibald Constable, London: 1906. £30.00
    * Includes chapters on Natural History; Botany; Zoology; Early Man; Roman-British Somerset; And Anglo-Saxon Somerset.






  307. Victoria County History, edited by R.W. Dunning A HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET Volume 3. Maps, plates, textual illustrations, 293pp, 4to, dustwrapper. Oxford University Press. 1974. £40.00
    * Includes chapters on:- Kingsbury Huish; Pitney Hundred; Somerton Hundred; Tintinhull Hundred.






  308. Victoria County History, edited by R.W. Dunning A HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET. Volume 4. Maps, plates, textual illustrations, xx + 266pp. small folio, dustwrapper, bookplate to front pastedown. Oxford University Press, 1978. £55.00
    * Includes:- Crewkerne Hundred; Martock Hundred; South Petherton Hundred.






  309. Victoria County History, edited by R.W. Dunning A HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET. Volume 6. Maps, plans, illusts, xxxiii + 372pp, small folio, dustwrapper. Oxford University Press, 1992. £50.00
    * Contains the Hundreds of Andersfield, Cannington, and North Petherton Hundreds.






  310. Vowles (Alfred) THE DOONE VALLEY AND THE WATERSLIDE. Giving the History of the Ancient Village of Badgworthy, the "Doone Houses," traces of which lie in the valley. Illusts, folding map, and folding plan, 15pp, sm 8vo, slight creases to the original top wrap. Privately Published? c.1929. £12.00





  311. Wadmore (Rev. J.A.W) COLLECTIONS FOR A PAROCHIAL HISTORY OF BARROW GURNEY. Illusts, iii + 36pp + 39pp (Supplement), and 34pp (Index), in 2 parts, lacks the wraps and with the stitching loosening to first part. Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society. Bristol: 1897 & 1902. £30.00





  312. Wadmore (Rev. J.A.W) SUPPLEMENT TO THE BARROW GURNEY HISTORY. With 2 plates, 39 + 34pp index which covers the both parts, original wraps. Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society. J.W. Arrowsmith, Bristol: 1902. £14.00
    * Five leaves of the index are duplicated.






  313. Wakefield (J) THE AVALONIAN GUIDE to the Town of GLASTONBURY, and its Environs. 50pp, each 12mo page has been inset into larger sheets, neatly pasted to edges, and EXTRA ILLUSTRATED with 7 engraved plates mounted onto separate sheets, sm 4to, recent cloth. Sixth Edition. Printed for and Sold by J. Wakefield, at the White Heart Inn, Glastonbury: 1830. £65.00





  314. Walcott (M.E.C) MEMORIALS OF BATH AND WELLS. 52 + 4pp, recent paper boards, paper label on spine, original printed wraps bound in. Simpkin Marshall, London, and R.E. Peach, Bath: 1865. £25.00





  315. Walters (Cuming) BYGONE SOMERSET Illusts, 235pp, original cloth, occasional spotting. London: William Andrews and Co., 1897. £20.00
    * Includes chapters on 'Taunton and the Bloody Assize,' 'Lead Mines of the Mendips', and 'Caves and Caverns of Somerset.'






  316. [Wareham (E.J)] THE VISITOR'S HANDBOOK TO CLEVEDON and the Neighbourhood, Comprising Sketches of Many Places of Historical and Archaeological Interest, within a Walk, Drive, Railway, or Marine Excursion, with Notes on the Natural History of the Neighbourhood. Folding map, iv + 125 + 32 pages of adverts, original qtr cloth printed paper-boards, slightly rubbed at edges, few small marks to covers, paper slightly browned. Edwin J. Wareham and A.H. Ransford, Clevedon: c.1889. £36.00
    * Not in Green's Bibliotheca Somersetiensis, or on Copac.






  317. Warfield (D.A) A LIVELY PEOPLE The Story of a Village Methodist Society. Plates, 175pp, partly waterstained dustwrapper chipped to top edge and protected with loose sleeve. London and Paulton: Purnell and Sons, 1960. £18.00
    * Paulton interest.






  318. Warner (Rev. Richard) THE HISTORY OF BATH. With a folding plan and 14 full page engraved plates, 402 + 123pp, 4to, early half morocco, raised bands, cloth boards, marbled endpapers and page edges, covers partly faded, some light off-setting. Bath: Printed by R. Cruttwell, 1801. £225.00





  319. [Warner (Richard)] REBELLION IN BATH: or, The Battle of the Upper-Rooms: an Heroico - Odico - Tragico - Comico - Poem, in Two Cantos: By the late Peter Paul Pallet, Canto the First Eited by his Nephew, Timothy Goosequill; to which is added. A Vindication of the Glorious Revolution in 1868. Engraved vignette title, viii + 74pp. 1808..... Bound with.... THE RESTORATION: being the Second and Last Canto of Rebellion in Bath.... with an Apology for the Poem, and Numerous Notes, Anecdotes, &c., by Timothy Goosequill. iv + 86pp. 1809. 2 parts bound in 1, 4to, contemporary marbled boards, later half calf, slightly rubbed, early manuscript note to lower margin of one page. Printed for G. Wilkie and J. Robinson, London: 1808 and 1809. £120.00





  320. [Watson (Lawrence G)] OFFICIAL SOUVENIR Issued on the occasion of the presentation by The Most Hon. The Marquess of Bath, R.G., P.C., C.B. of the Charter of Incorporation granted to the Burgesses of WESTON-SUPER-MARE by His Most Gracious Majesty King George VI in the First Year of His Reign. Plates, 40pp, few spots and a couple of splash marks to the original decorative, slightly dusty, wraps, internally sound. Lawrence Bros., Weston-super-Mare: 1937. £22.00





  321. Watson (W.G. Willis), Foreword and Index CALENDAR OF CUSTOMS, SUPERSTITIONS, WEATHER-LORE, POPULAR SAYINGS and Important Events Connected with the County of Somerset. Frontis, (iv) + 521pp, original cloth, head of spine slightly chipped, page edges slightly browned, 2 ownership names to front endpaper. Reprinted from the Somerset County Herald. 1920. £35.00 --- See sample text





  322. Watson (W.G. Willis) A CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF SOMERSET (Part One and Two). Somerset Folk Series Nos 21 and 22. Folding frontis, 304pp, original cloth. London: Folk Press, 1925. £18.00





  323. Watson (W.G. Willis) THE LAND OF SUMMER. Somerset Folk Series No 2. Frontis, 83 + (3)pp, original limp leather. London: Somerset Folk Press, 1921. £12.00





  324. Weaver (Frederic William), editor SOMERSET INCUMBENTS. From the Hugo MSS in the British Museum. 476 + lipp, roy 8vo, original cloth, partly faded, cloth chipped to head and foot of spine, with a withdrawn stamp to half-title. Bristol: Privately Printed for the Editor by C.T. Jefferies, 1889. £60.00
    * Lists the religious incumbents, name of patrons, date of institution, how vacated, from the 14th to the early 18th centuries, parish by parish.






  325. Weaver (Rev. F.W), and Bates (Rev. E.H), editor INDEX TO COLLINSON'S HISTORY OF SOMERSET. Including a Supplementary Index (Alphabetical and Ordinary) to all the Armorial Bearings mentioned in the work. Contributed by Lt-Col. J.R. Bramble. iv + (4) + 325pp, 4to, original cloth, slightly rubbed and with damp stains, internally sound. Taunton: Barnicott and Pearce, Athenaeum Press, Fore Street. 1898. £130.00
    * An invaluable work that unlocks the wealth of information in Collinson's work.






  326. Webb (Charles George), Savage (James) and Toulmin (Joshua) HISTORY OF TAUNTON, In the County of Somerset. Originally written by the late Joshua Toulmin, Greatly Enlarged by the late James Savage and further enlarged by Charles George Webb. With an engraved frontis, xxiv + 408pp, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, lightly rubbed, small portion missing from top corner of frontis, which is slightly soiled to verso, few repairs to inner margins of title-page and frontis. Taunton: Printed and Published by C.G. Webb, 1874. £85.00





  327. Wedlake (W.J) EXCAVATIONS AT CAMERTON Somerset. A Record of Thirty Years' Excavation covering the Period from Neolithic to Saxon Times 1926-56. With a Foreword by Sir Mortimer Wheeler. Plates, textual illusts, xvii + 284pp, numerous plates, illusts and folding plans, some short and one long tear to partly faded dustwrapper, approx. 1" portion missing from foot of spine of dustwrapper. Camerton Excavation Club. 1958. £25.00





  328. Wells REPORT ON THE CORPORATION OF WELLS, (Somersetshire.) Title and pages numbered 1364-1374, 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.






  329. West Huntspill THE BOOK OF WEST HUNTSPILL. A Millenium Celebration. Compiled by People of the Parish. Illusts, 160pp, 4to, dustwrapper. Halsgrove, Tiverton: 2001. £28.00





  330. Western Division REGISTER OF PERSONS ENTITLED TO VOTE IN THE ELECTION OF TWO KNIGHTS OF THE SHIRE TO SERVE IN PARLIAMENT FOR THE WESTERN DIVISION, 1835. of the County of Somerset. With 132pp, interleaved with blanks, onto which are written some contemporary pencil and ink notes. At the front is an 8 page index, at the rear is a 3 page summary of the poll. Tipped in at the front is a folded printed poster. 'West Somersetshire Election.' which lists the Polling Places, Districts and Booths and the Parishes, short split to one fold of poster. Folio, contemporary unlettered reversed calf, marbled boards and endpapers, a couple of small worm holes to outer hinges, front inner hinge pulled. London: 1834 & 5. £370.00
    * Covers the Hundreds of:- Abdick and Bulstone; Andersfield; Cannington; Carhampton; Crewkerne; Roundsborough, Berwick and Coker; Huntspill and Puriton; Kingsbury; Martock; Milverton; North Curry; North Petherton; Pitney; Somerton; South Petherton; Stone; Taunton Dean; Tintinhull; Whitley; Williton and Freemanors. Lists the names of each Voter, 'Place of Abode', 'Nature of Qualification', and 'Street, Lane, or other like Place in the Parish, &c, where the property is situate..... ' The first page of the manuscript summary of the poll states:- 'The Nomination took place at Taunton on the 13th January 1835 when Francis Popham Esq., presided as Sheriff. Mr Sanford (who was absent at Madeira) was proposed by C.B. Portman, Esq., seconded by R. Beadon, Esq. My Tynte was proposed by Sir T.B. Lethbridge, Bart., seconded by Andrew Crosse, Esq., Mr Escott was proposed by Sir Alex Hood Bart., seconded by H. Powell Collins, Esq. The Polling took place at Taunton, Ilchester, Bridgwater and Williton on the 16th & 17th January 1835. The Declaration of the Poll by the High Sheriff was at Taunton on the 19th January.' On the front end paper is a label with a manuscript note:- 'Lord Wharton, Halswell Park, Bridgwater, Somersetshire.'






  331. Western Division THE REGISTER OF PERSONS ENTITLED TO VOTE AT ANY ELECTION OF A MEMBER TO SERVE IN PARLIAMENT FOR THE WESTERN DIVISION of the County of Somerset. Between the 20th of November, 1861, and the 1st of December, 1862. 348 leaves printed on rectos only, 4to, original printed wraps, wraps slightly dusty, top wrap has a few short tears and a small portion missing from top corner, light waterstaining to top wraps and first few leaves, short tears to a couple of leaves without loss to text. Contains the Names, Addresses, Nature of Qualification and Description of Qualifying Property. Printed by Margaret Backhouse, Wells: 1861. £75.00
    * Includes the Polling Districts of:- Bridgwater, Dulverton, Carhampton, Ilchester, Ilminster, Langport, Taunton, Williton, and Wiveliscombe.






  332. Western Division THE REGISTER OF PERSONS ENTITLED TO VOTE AT ANY ELECTION OF A MEMBER TO SERVE IN PARLIAMENT FOR THE WESTERN DIVISION of the County of Somerset, between the 30th of November, 1851, and the 1st of December, 1852. Approx. 350 leaves printed on rectos only, 4to, original printed wraps, slightly chipped to head and foot of spine. Contains the Names, Addresses, Nature of Qualification and Description of Qualifying Property. Printed by Samuel Backhouse, Wells: 1851. £75.00
    * Includes the Polling Districts of:- Bridgwater, Dulverton, Carhampton, Ilchester, Ilminster, Langport, Taunton, Williton, and Wiveliscombe.






  333. Western Division THE REGISTER OF PERSONS ENTITLED TO VOTE AT ANY ELECTION OF A MEMBER TO SERVE IN PARLIAMENT FOR THE WESTERN DIVISION of the County of Somerset, between the 30th of November, 1843, and the 1st of December, 1844. Approx. 350 leaves printed on rectos only, 4to, top wrap loose, lacks spine and rear wrap, small hole in last leaf affecting a couple of words. Contains the Names, Addresses, Nature of Qualification and Description of Qualifying Property. Printed by J. Barnicott, F. May, W. Court, Taunton: 1843. £75.00
    * Includes the Polling Districts of:- Bridgwater, Dulverton, Carhampton, Ilchester, Ilminster, Langport, Taunton, Williton, and Wiveliscombe.






  334. Whalley (Thomas Sedgewick), edited and notes by Rev. Hill Wickham JOURNALS AND CORRESPONDENCE OF THOMAS SEDGEWICK WHALLEY, D.D. of Mendip Lodge, Somerset. With 2 portrait frontispieces, iv + 499 and 522pp, 2 volumes, original cloth, partly faded, corners slightly rubbed, neatly recased, with later endpapers, and with the old spines laid down, some spotting to margins of frontispieces. Richard Bentley, London, 1863. £120.00
    * Includes chapters on Hannah More and the Blagdon controversy; Letters from Mrs Siddons and Mrs Piozzi, etc.






  335. White (Rev. William) THE LIFE OF THE REV. WILLIAM WHITE, (Nephew of the Late William White, Esq, of Sand House, Wedmore), For Some Time Incumbent of Theale Chapel, Wedmore Somerset. Written by Himself. 319pp, original cloth, few minor marks to boards, recent front endpaper. First edition, W. Wells Gardner, London and M. Backhouse, Wells: 1860. £45.00





  336. Wickham (A.K) CHURCHES OF SOMERSET. Numerous plates, 176pp, dustwrapper. NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION. First edition, Phoenix House Ltd., 1952. £28.00
    * Loosely inserted are 2 hand written letters signed by the author.






  337. Wickham (Rev. J.D.C) RECORDS BY SPADE AND TERRIER Historical Side-lights from the discovery of Stone-Age, Celtic, and Roman Remains; also from the Etymology of local Place and Family Names, from Customs and Folk-lore, garnered from the Tithe-maps and Registers of Holcombe-by-Mendip and surrounding District; with illustrative anecdotes, being personal Reminiscences. With 24 plates and other illusts. xxi + 438 + 2 page list of subscribers, 4to, original cloth, very lightly rubbed to edges. 4to, this is a large paper copy of which only a few were produced. Bath: George Gregory, London: Harrison and Sons, c.1910. £68.00
    * Wickham was Lord of the Manor of Holcombe and Rector of Horsington, Somerset, 1875-1897.






  338. Wickham (Rev. J.D.C) RECORDS BY SPADE AND TERRIER Historical Side-lights from the discovery of Stone-Age, Celtic, and Roman Remains; also from the Etymology of local Place and Family Names, from Customs and Folk-lore, garnered from the Tithe-maps and Registers of Holcombe-by-Mendip and surrounding District; with illustrative anecdotes, being personal Reminiscences. With 24 plates and other Illusts. xxi + 438 + 2 page list of subscribers, original cloth, very slightly rubbed to edges, name to front endpaper. Bath: George Gregory, London: Harrison and Sons, c.1910. £28.00 --- See sample text
    * Wickham was Lord of the Manor of Holcombe and Rector of Horsington, Somerset, 1875-1897.






  339. Wigan (Eve) THE TALE OF GORDANO. A History of the Gordano Region. With additional notes by A.B.L. Reid. Illusts, map endpapers, vi + 165pp, dustwrapper. Second Edition, Bristol: Chatford House Press, 1971 £20.00





  340. Wigan (Eve) THE TALE OF GORDANO. With 6 plates, 162pp, dustwrapper. First edition, The Wessex Press, Taunton: (1950) £20.00





  341. Williams (George), editor OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE OF THOMAS BEKYNTON, Secretary to King Henry VI., and Bishop of Bath and Wells. Edited.... with an Appendix of Illustrative Documents. 2 volumes, 4 + ccxi + 295 + 31pp, and 4 + 432 + 31pp, original qtr cloth, paper boards, very slightly rubbed to edges of spine, ex-ref.lib., with label to pastedowns and small stamps to title-pages. Rolls Series. London: Longman and Co., 1872. £60.00





  342. Williams (Robin & Romey) WEST COUNTRY LANDSCAPES: THE SOMERSET LEVELS. Illusts, 157 + (4) pages of publisher's adverts, original pictorial card covers. New edition, Ex Libris Press, Bradford on Avon: 1996. £8.00





  343. Williams (W.J) and Stoddart (D.M) BATH - SOME ENCOUNTERS WITH SCIENCE. 110pp, laminated boards. Kingsmead Press, Bath: 1978. £14.00
    * Includes chapters on :- William Smith and Bath Geology; William and Caroline Herschel; Hot Mineral Springs, etc.






  344. Woodhams (Dowman), printer and publisher GUIDE BOOK TO GLASTONBURY ABBEY. Its History, Antiquity and Ruins. With Ground Plan & Illustrations. Also Interesting Account of the British Lake Village, discovered in 1892. Plates, plan, textual illusts, 78pp, 12mo, original printed wraps, spine slightly chipped to foot, and split at head, wraps slightly spotty. Wells: Dowman Woodhams, Printed and Publisher. c.190- £16.00





  345. Worth (R.N) TOURISTS' GUIDE TO SOMERSETSHIRE: Rail and Road. With folding map, plan, 168 + 32pp of publishers adverts, 12mo, original cloth. Fourth Edition, London: Edward Stamford, 1890. £18.00





  346. Wright (Peter Poyntz) THE PARISH CHURCH TOWERS OF SOMERSET. Their construction, craftsmanship and chronology 1350 - 1550. With a Foreword by The Rt. Revd. Abbot Aelred Watkin, Titular Abbot of Glastonbury. Plates and illusts, xi + 217pp, small folio, partly faded dustwrapper. Avebury Publishing Company: 1981. £35.00





  347. Yeovil Corporation THE REPORT OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE. Appointed by the Inhabitants of the Town to further Municipal Reform.... to which is added an Appendix. Pamphlet, 26pp, stitched as issued, slight evidence of once being folded. Printed and Published by W. Porter, Yeovil: 1835. £24.00





  348. Young (Ruth) MRS CHAPMAN'S PORTRAIT. A Beauty of the 18th Century. With 3 plates, xii + 158pp, original qtr cloth, paper boards, paper label to top board, boards partly faded. Bath: The George Gregory Bookstore, 1926. £12.00
    * Written by her great great grand daughter.





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