SATURDAY AFTERNOON RAMBLES ROUND LONDON: RURAL AND GEOLOGICAL, Henry Walker, Hodder & Stoughton, 1871; with errata slip; 148 pp.; bound together with A DAY’S ELEPHANT HUNTING IN ESSEX, DELIVERED TO 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spine label gilt, marbled sides and endpapers, spine gilt dec., somewhat worn, with brief ex-library marks including “Withdrawn” stamp. 15 pounds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


UNION CLUB: AN ILLUSTRATED DESCRIPTIVE RECORD OF THE OLDEST MEMBERS' CLUB IN LONDON, FOUNDED CIRCA 1799, R. C. Rome, Batsford, 1948; a limited edition of 750 copies; illus. with 32 black and white plates; lists of members 1822 and 1948; list of chairmen 1821-1948; rolls of honour 1914-18 and 1939-45; index; viii+144pp; 4to; orig. gilt dec. green cloth, a little marked, a firm volume, in worn dust-jacket. 15 pounds


THE HAMPSTEAD AND HIGHGATE DIRECTORY (“BUFF BOOK”) FOR 1885-6, reprinted, London Borough of Camden, 1985; adverts. (some illus.), xii+300pp; small 8vo; orig. cloth, dust-jacket, virtually as new. 10 pounds


COURT ROLLS OF THE BISHOP OF LONDON’S MANOR OF HORNSEY 1603-1701, W.B. & F. Marcham, 1929; limited edition of 235 copies; detailed extracts mentioning many ordinary people; including folding sketch map; index; xliv+301pp; 4to; orig. blue cloth gilt, boards a little stained, otherwise a good copy. 10 pounds


ALLEGATIONS FOR MARRIAGE LICENCES  … DEAN AND CHAPTER OF WESTMINSTER, 1558-1699; ALSO … VICAR-GENERAL OF THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY, 1660-1679, ed. G.J. Armytage, Harleian Society, Vol. 23, 1886; extracted by the late Col. Chester; index, 359pp; large 8vo some spotting, contemporary half-morocco gilt, marbled sides and edges, a good,  firm volume, a little rubbed. 22 pounds

According to a manuscript note on the front endpaper this was formerly G.J. Armytage’s book.


[Manuscript book] Medical case book kept by a London doctor, 1911-1914, containing details of 251 cases in a purpose-made “Cranford Medical Case Book”.  Each case occupies a double-page and includes a diagram.  The personal details include the patient’s name, while age, address, and occupation are also sometimes given.  Notes follow about personal habits, medical condition, symptoms, and treatment.


Many patients have a West End address, sometimes a hotel.  A number have occupations in the field of entertainment, e.g. actor, actress, comedian, teacher of singing, musician, vocalist student, dancer, artist., playwriter.  Some are lawyers and other professionals, but there are also several servants, e.g. butler, maid.  Prominent persons include Perceval Landon, Sir James Horne, Baron Von Horst, Lord Newborough and Baroness de Ros.  There is an alphabetical thumb index of patients’ names.


The ailments vary greatly, from acne and eczema in the case of an actress, to measles, and the more serious including cancer, appendicitis, and syphilis.  Some patients are noted as alcoholics, including Lord Newborough and Robert Mackay, an actor.


Small 4to; bound in original red calf gilt, marbled edges and endpapers, a firm volume, rubbed. 225 pounds


ROYAL COMMISSION ON HISTORICAL MONUMENTS (ENGLAND): AN INVENTORY OF THE HISTORICAL MONUMENTS IN LONDON: VOL. III - ROMAN LONDON, H.M.S.O., 1928; with 7 plans (including folding map in pocket), 68 plates, and 93 figures in text; xxi+207pp.; index; bibliography; 4to; orig. pictorial grey cloth, a good, firm copy.

10 pounds


Harleian Society, Parish Register Series; all large 8vo, orig. gilt dec. tan cloth, a few internal library marks and library classification no. in gilt on spines:


THE REGISTERS OF ST. PAUL’S CHURCH, COVENT GARDEN, LONDON, in 5 vols., Vols. 32, 33, 34, 35, and 36, 1906-09; C 1653-1752, C 1752-1837, M 1653-1837, B 1653-1752, B 1752-1853; five substantial volumes, an index to each; a generally sound set, but with a little wear, usually around spine, front free endpaper detached in first volume. 90 pounds


THE REGISTERS OF ST. BENE’T AND ST. PETER, PAUL’S WHARF, LONDON, in 4 Parts, Vols. 38, 39, 40, and 41, 1909-1912; CMB from commencement of registers to 1837; four substantial volumes, indexes to each; rubbed, hinges worn (some heavily), a reasonable working set. 60 pounds


THE REGISTER BOOK OF MARRIAGES BELONGING TO THE PARISH OF ST. GEORGE, HANOVER SQUARE, VOL. IV: 1824-1837, ed. G.J. Armytage, Vol. 24, 1897; index; 390pp; sound copy, spine a little darkened. 20 pounds


THE REGISTERS OF MARRIAGES OF ST. MARY LE BONE, MIDDLESEX, ed. W.B. Bannerman, Part III: 1775-1783, Vol. 51, 1921; index of names, index of places; viii+184pp; a firm copy, spine a little darkened. 19 pounds


THE REGISTER OF ST. MARGARET’S, WESTMINSTER, LONDON 1660-1675, Vol. 64, 1935; index of names; viii+262pp; a good copy, embossed library stamp on upper cover. 22 pounds


THE REGISTERS OF MARRIAGES OF ST. MARY LE BONE, MIDDLESEX, ed. W.B. Bannerman, Part VII: 1801-1806, Vol. 55, 1925; index of names, index of places; viii+187pp; a good, firm copy, spine a little darkened. 20 pounds

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