PAGNELL, ed. H.G. Tibbutt, H.M.S.O., 1963; portrait frontispiece; indexes; 740pp; 8vo; original blue cloth gilt, a good, firm copy, slightly rubbed. 18 pounds

 

THE LIFE OF FULKE GREVILLE, FIRST LORD BROOKE, R.A. Rebholz, Oxford University Press, 1971; portrait frontispiece; folding pedigree; appendices; bibliography; index; xxv+384pp; 8vo; orig. gilt dec. navy cloth, dust-jacket, top edge spotted, a firm, clean copy. 25 pounds

 

THE RECORD INTERPRETER, C.T. Martin, 1st edn., Reeves & Turner, 1892; popular reference work for abbreviations and Latin words and names used in old documents; ix+342pp; 8vo; orig. black cloth gilt, a good, firm copy, one corner bumped. 9 pounds

 

THE TRANSLATOR OF DANTE: THE LIFE, WORK AND FRIENDSHIPS OF HENRY FRANCIS CARY (1772-1844), R.W. King, Martin Secker, 1925; 6 portrait illus.; index; 372pp; original blue quarter-cloth, marbled boards, spine gilt lettered, a firm, clean volume, slightly pulled at top of spine. 6 pounds

 

COURT-HAND RESTORED, Andrew Wright, 9th edition, Reeves & Turner, 1879; Or, the student's assistant in reading old deeds, charters, records, etc.; illustrated with 30 plates; xviii+100pp; 4to; original cloth gilt, a good, firm copy. 45 pounds

 

TEXTS AND CALENDARS II: AN ANALYTICAL GUIDE TO SERIAL PUBLICATIONS 1957-1982

E.L.C. Mullins, Royal Hist. Soc., 1983; continuing the earlier work by Mullins, Texts and Calendars (1958); xi+323pp; 8vo; orig. cloth, virtually new. 7 pounds

 

GOSSIP FROM A MUNIMENT ROOM, Lady Newdigate-Newdegate, David Nutt, 1897; “ Being passages in the lives of Anne and Mary Fytton 1574 to 1618”; 3 engraved portraits; folding pedigree; xii+160pp; small 4to; orig. gilt dec. cream cloth, top edge gilt, a good, firm copy, spine slightly darkened. 12 pounds

 

THE ROYAL COMPANY OF ARCHERS 1676-1951, Ian Hay, Blackwood, Edinburgh, 1951; illus. with coloured frontispiece and 35 black and white plates; appendices; index; ix+299pp; 8vo; orig. gilt dec. green cloth, lightly used, a firm, clean copy. 15 pounds

 

THE QUAKERS IN THE AMERICAN COLONIES, Rufus M. Jones, Macmillan, 1911; 4 folding maps; index; xxxii+603pp; 8vo; original blue cloth gilt, top edge gilt, cloth darkened and a little rubbed, a firm volume.10 pounds

 

THE ENGLISH NEWSPAPER: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY TO 1900, Keith Williams, 1977 Springwood Books, 1977; illus. with frequent plates; 128pp; A4; orig. yellow cloth gilt, dust-jacket, lightly used. 6 pounds

 

THE COMPREHENSIVE GAZETTEER OF ENGLAND AND WALES, J.H.F. Brabner, 6 vols., n.d. [circa 1895]; many coloured maps and town plans; black and white illus.; large 8vo; orig. gilt dec .plum  cloth, top edge gilt, a good, firm set.

75 pounds

 

ELIZABETHAN HANDWRITING 1500-1650, G.E. Dawson & L. Kennedy-Skipton, 2nd edn., Phillimore, 1981;

A guide to the reading of documents and manuscripts; 50 illustrative plates and transcripts; xii+132pp; 4to; orig. gilt dec. cloth, dust-jacket, lightly used. 10 pounds

 

A TOPOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF ENGLAND, S. Lewis, 5th edn., 4 vols., 1842; without the 5th (atlas) volume; A to Z coverage of numerous places; 4to; orig. gilt dec. cloth, spines sunned, hinges of first volume worn, otherwise a firm set.

60 pounds

 

A MEDIEVAL MISCELLANY FOR DORIS MARY STENTON, ed. P.M. Barnes & C.F. Slade, Pipe Roll Society, 1962; illus. with 23 plates; index; xiii+347pp; 8vo; orig. gilt dec. green cloth, a good, clean copy, spine slightly faded. 8 pounds

 

BARTHOLOMEW: SURVEY GAZETTEER OF THE BRITISH ISLES, J. Bartholomew, 9th edn., 1943; including summary of the 1931 census; 48 pages of coloured maps; xxxii+48+748pp; large 8vo; orig. gilt dec. navy cloth, a sound copy, spine faded. 30 pounds Very useful for identifying small places.

 

LONDON ON THE THAMES, H. Ormsby, 1924; “a study of the natural conditions that influenced the birth and growth of a great city”; 34 illustrations including maps/plans; xiv+189pp.; 8vo; page edges spotted, orig. red cloth, spine faded, a good, firm copy. 7 pounds

 

THE MONKS OF THE WEST, Count De Montalembert, 6 volumes, 1896; “From St. Benedict to St. Bernard”; 8vo; orig. gilt dec. plum cloth, top edges gilt, a good, firm set, spines a little faded and rubbed. 12 pounds

 

A HISTORY OF THE CRUSADES, Steven Runciman, 3 volumes, Penguin Books, 1965; plates and maps; 8vo; paperbacks, in slip-case, a firm set, a little rubbed. 6 pounds

 

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