ELMDON: CONTINUITY AND CHANGE IN A NORTH-WEST ESSEX VILLAGE, 1861-1964, J. Robin, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1980; an interesting study in which the author examines patterns of land-ownership, employment, marriage, social mobility, and migration, and analyses the effects of both local and national events on the lives of Elmdon's inhabitants over a hundred-year period; frequent illus. including 3 sketch maps; index; xxxiv+260pp; 8vo; orig. gilt dec. cloth, dust-jacket, in very good condition. 5 pounds


EASTBURY MANOR HOUSE, BARKING, London Survey Committee, 1917; Being the Eleventh Monograph of the Committee for the Survey of the Memorials of Greater London, With Drawing By V. C. Curtis; with 32 plates (some architectural) and heraldic and other text illustrations; 34[+32] pp.; 4to; brief internal library marks, orig. half-morocco gilt, leather parts heavily rubbed, hinges heavily worn. 10 pounds


THE STORY OF UPMINSTER: A STUDY OF AN ESSEX VILLAGE, Books 1 to 14, Upminster Local History Group, 1957-1962; plus Index to Books 1 to 14; frequent illustrations, including sketch maps; 8vo. original card covers, in purpose-made plum cloth binder, spine lettered in gilt, in very good condition. 18 pounds


[Manuscript] Bond, 1774, by which John Bartholomew, of Colchester, merchant, is bound in the sum of 300 pounds to Thomas Boston, of Layer de la Hay, farmer. The condition of the obligation is the performance of covenants mentioned in an indenture of release of the same date. Signature and red wax seal of John Bartholomew, signatures of  two witnesses, Geo. Biggs and Jas. Waynman. Written on paper, in very good condition. 8 pounds


Walthamstow Antiquarian Society: A continuous run of the Official Publications, 1915-1940; comprising Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 (upper cover damaged and repaired), 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 18A, 19, 20, 21, 22, 22A, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, and 38; with material on a variety of historical topics, some of genealogical interest; frequent illustrations; large 4to; original printed wrappers, a library bookplate on inside cover, condition generally good. 70 pounds


THE ESSEX REVIEW, ed. E.A. Fitch & Miss C. Fell Smith, Vol. XIV, Colchester, 1905; miscellany of articles of historical and genealogical interest; frequent illustrations; iv + 248 pp.; 8vo; orig. red cloth gilt, orig. wrappers bound in, spine faded, a good, firm volume. 5 pounds


HISTORY, GAZETTEER AND DIRECTORY OF THE COUNTY OF ESSEX, W. White, Sheffield, 1848; no map; 732pp, including adverts.; small 8vo; orig. calf gilt, a firm volume, spine rubbed, two small pieces chipped from top and bottom of spine. 65 pounds

Norton 247


THE ESSEX REVIEW, ed. E.A. Fitch & W.H. Dalton, Vol. I, Colchester, 1892; miscellany of articles of historical and genealogical interest; frequent illustrations; vii + 256 pp.; 8vo; frontispiece detached, orig. red cloth gilt, spine faded, a good, firm volume. 5 pounds


THE MEDIEVAL ESSEX COMMUNITY: THE LAY SUBSIDY OF 1327, ed. J.C. Ward, 1983; thousands of names; index of persons, index of places; vii+140pp; A4; original blue card covers, in very good condition. 12 pounds


THE NEW BIRTH; AS REPRESENTED TO THE CONGREGATION OF PROTESTANT DISSENTERS IN ST. MARY’S PARISH, AT MALDEN IN ESSEX, The Reverend Rest Knipe, London, 1771; 161 [+5] pp., including advertisements; small 8vo; some old ink annotations, title page partly defective, and bottom one inch torn from another leaf (without loss of text), disbound, stitching very firm, lower endpaper torn and browned at edges. 6 pounds


[Sale Particulars]  WALCOTTS HALL AND HOME FARM, GREAT TEY, ESSEX, For Sale by Auction at the “Cups” Hotel, Colchester, On Saturday, 26th July, 1930, at 4 p.m.. Includes a large coloured folding estate plan containing references to the Schedule. 12pp. approx.; 8vo; some ink annotations, orig. pictorial wrappers, stapling defective, otherwise good condition. 6


[Manuscript book] Explosives Act, 1875: Register of all Premises Registered and of Registration renewed with Onsett Petty Sessional Division during the year 1933. Each entry contains name, occupation, address, parish, and other information. Many of the entries are for shopkeepers. Manuscript on printed forms. 19ff. Folio. Bound in morocco-backed cloth boards, spine heavily worn, boards water stained and bent, contents good. 15 pounds


THE EPPING FOREST & COUNTY OF ESSEX NATURALISTS FIELD CLUB, MAY 29TH 1880, Henry Walker, 1880; folding geological plate; 32 pp.; 8vo; orig. wrappers bound in, including orig. multi-coloured pictorial wrapper; contemporary half-calf with burgundy spine label gilt, marbled sides and endpapers, spine gilt dec., somewhat worn, with brief ex-library marks including Withdrawn stamp. 15 pounds

Evidently the author’s own book.


THE TOWNSHIP OF HATFIELD PEVEREL, T.M. Hope, Chelmsford, 1930; “Its history, natural history and inhabitants”; chapters on the village, various manors, personal names, vicars, feet of fines, places, place names and historical monuments, etc.; folding map frontispiece; 12 plates, 8 text illustrations; several pedigrees; index, 259pp; 8vo; orig. brown cloth gilt, faded, some small speckle marks on a part of upper cover, otherwise a good copy, without dust-jacket. 15 pounds


THE ANNALS OF COGGESHALL, OTHERWISE SUNNEDON, Bryan Dale, 1863; illus. include 9 engraved plates; viii+304pp [possibly lacks a half-title: begins with title page, ends with errata page]; small 8vo; disbound, contents tight and firm. 10 pounds

Essex books and manuscripts