PIGOT: DIRECTORY OF WARWICKSHIRE, 1828; the Warwickshire section only of a larger directory [Norton 47]; without county map; 761-842 pp.; 8vo; bound in plum cloth gilt, a firm, clean volume. 18 pounds

 

WARWICKSHIRE APPRENTICES AND THEIR MASTERS 1710-1760, Dugdale Society, Vol. XXIX, 1975; including 2,454 abstracts of apprenticeship records; indexes of masters, places, and occupations and descriptions; xv+195pp; 8vo; orig. blue cloth gilt, almost as new. 16 pounds

 

THE GOVERNING CHARTER OF THE BOROUGH OF WARWICK, 5 WILLIAM AND MARY, 18 MARCH, 1694, Joseph Parkes, London: Baldwin, Craddock and Joy, London, 1827; “With a letter to the burgesses on the past and present state of the Corporation”; lvi+116p; 8vo; some spotting to contents, contemporary cloth-backed boards, a good, firm copy.

10 pounds

 

SOME ACCOUNT OF ST. MARY’S PRIORY, NUNEATON, AND OF THE RESTORED CHURCH, printed by Rowarth & Co Ltd., London, 1922; plan of Priory and 5 photographic plates; 32pp.; frequent neat internal library inkstamps, original linen-backed boards, upper hinge cracked, otherwise in good condition. 6 pounds

 

NOTES, CRITICAL AND OTHERWISE, OF THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF LEAMINGTON, John Gibbs, Leamington, 1873; “With some account of the Turkish and Saline Baths; mineral waters; buildings …”; additional illus. title page printed in red and black; 2 wood-cut illus.; a section of advertisements (some illus.); 88+18pp.; small 8vo; orig. gilt dec. tan cloth, rebacked in matching cloth, spine labelled in ink, boards a little water-marked, an old remnant of an auctioneer’s lot number stuck to lower cover, otherwise a good, firm volume. 15 pounds

 

GUIDE TO LEAMINGTON AND ITS VICINITY, publ. T. Knibb, the Library and Reading Room, Upper Parade, Leamington, n.d. [circa 1862?]; “including Warwick, Coventry, Stratford-on-Avon, Kenilworth, and surrounding country ”; folding county map (with a 1-inch tear at margin, without loss), 3 engraved plates; xiii+120pp; small 8vo; orig. gilt dec. green cloth, all edges gilt, a few small marks on cloth, worn on spine and hinges, one corner bumped. 15 pounds

 

THE TANWORTH ASSOCIATION FOR THE APPREHENSION AND PROSECUTION OF FELONS 1784-1984, Tanworth Association, Birmingham, 1984; 1st edition, limited to 250 copies; with facsimile illus. of documents and historical notes; vii+56pp; 8vo; orig. green  cloth gilt, dust-jacket, a very good copy. 8 pounds

 

GLIMPSES OF OUR LOCAL PAST INCIDENTAL TO THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA, J.C. Manning [1895], a facsimile reprint, C. Forster., 1991; limited edition of 500 copies; illus. with sepia plates; 181+xxxvipp, and list of subscribers (6pp ); 12mo; orig. maroon cloth gilt, dust-jacket, a firm, clean copy. 10 pounds

 

THE COLLEGIATE CHURCH OF SAINTS JOHN BAPTIST, LAURENCE AND ANNE OF KNOWLE, Anthony A. Upton, privately published by the author, 1966; 16 illustrations including sketch plan; appendices; bibliography; index; x+132pp; original red cloth gilt, dust-jacket slightly torn, a good, firm copy. 10 pounds Manuscript letter by author loosely inserted.   

 

KENILWORTH, A MANOR OF THE KING, John H. Drew, The Pleasaunce Press, 1971; frequent illus.; includes Kenilworth directory, 1873-4, and list of those killed in 1914-1918 war; 242pp; small 4to; orig. white boards, gilt lettered, spine slightly spotted, dust-jacket, a firm, clean  copy. 7 pounds

 

THE LANGLEY CARTULARY, ed. P.R. Coss, Dugdale Society, 1980; including abstracts of 567 records; introduction; genealogical table; indexes; xvii+161pp; A4; orig. cloth, faded, slightly marked. 9 pounds

 

KING’S COUGHTON, A WARWICKSHIRE HAMLET, G. Edward Saville, privately printed, 1973; copy number 141 of an edition limited to 400 copies; folding map; index; x+121pp; 8vo; orig. card covers, dust-jacket, lightly used. 12 pounds

 

THE SNOWS OF YESTER-YEAR, Godfrey W. Mathews, printed for private circulation, Sharpe & Kelley, Liverpool, 1937; a presentation copy, with the author's compliments; a story about Chetwynd Manor; dedicated to “Clarence Fry in appreciation of forty years friendship”; 9pp; 4to. orig. green cloth-backed boards,  a very good copy. 22 pounds

 

FOLK LORE, OLD CUSTOMS AND SUPERSTITIONS IN SHAKESPEARE LAND, J. Harvey Bloom, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, n.d. [1929]; index; viii+168pp; 8vo; original green cloth gilt, a good, firm copy. 20 pounds

 

TEMPLE BALSALL, FROM HOSPITALLERS TO A CARING COMMUNITY, 1322 TO MODERN TIMES, Eileen Gooder, Phillimore, 1999; 124 illustrations; bibliography; index; xiii+176pp; 4to; orig. gilt dec.  cloth, dust-jacket, a very good copy. 12 pounds

 

THE TOWER AND BELLS OF SOLIHULL CHURCH, Edgar C. Shepherd, Solihull, 1950; plates and other illus.; 95pp; small 8vo; orig. blue cloth-backed boards, a good, firm copy, without dust-jacket. 7 pounds

 

ECCLESIASTICAL TERRIERS OF WARWICKSHIRE PARISHES, VOLUME I, PARISHES A to Li., D.M. Barratt, Dugdale Society, 1955; indexes of persons and places; lix + 191 pp.; large 8vo; orig. blue  wrappers, good condition. 5 pds

 

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