THE REGISTERS OF THE PARISH OF ASKHAM IN THE COUNTY OF WESTMORELAND FROM 1566 TO 1812, Mary E. Noble, Bemrose & Sons, 1904; photographic frontispiece; index; xiii + 256 pp.; 8vo; inscription on front free endpaper, orig. brown cloth gilt, a firm copy, slightly rubbed. 30 pounds

 

SOME WESTMORLAND VILLAGES, INCLUDING THE COUNTY TOWN OF APPLEBY, compiled by members of the Westmorland Federation of Women's Institutes, Kendal: Titus Wilson, 1957; 8 illus.; [6+]211pp; 8vo; orig. green cloth gilt, a firm, clean copy, without dust-jacket. 10 pounds

 

RECORDS RELATING TO THE BARONY OF KENDALE BY WILLIAM FARRER, ed. J.F. Curwen, facsimile edition, Vols. 1 and 2, printed by Titus Wilson, Kendal, 1998-9; originally published by C.W.A.A.S., 1923-4; maps and plates; xvii+458, x+514pp; 8vo; orig. green cloth gilt, almost as new. 40 pounds

 

SOME PORTRAITS OF THE LAKE POETS AND THEIR HOMES, A.P. Abraham, 1913; frequent illus., 55pp; 8vo; spotting to contents and page edges, orig. illus. wrappers, good. 5 pounds

 

 

Wiltshire books

 

ABSTRACTS OF WILTSHIRE INQUISITIONES POST MORTEM, RETURNED INTO THE COURT OF CHANCERY IN THE REIGN OF EDWARD II, A.D. 1327-1377, ed. E.A. Fry, British Record Society [1914], reprinted by Kraus Reprint, 1968; numerous abstracts in chronological arrangement; with index of persons, index of places; xv+461pp; 8vo; orig. card covers, fore-edge lightly spotted, otherwise a very good copy, loosely contained in an original 1910 case in gilt dec. plum cloth. 10 pounds

 

NORTH WILTSHIRE MUSTERS, ANNO 30 HENRY VIII, FROM THE ORIGINAL IN THE CHAPTER HOUSE, WESTMINSTER, Sir Thomas Phillipps, printed by T. Gardiner & Son, Princes Street, Cavendish Square, London, 1834; one of very few copies printed; numerous men listed by tithings; [2+]33pp; folio; disbound, stitching partially broken, title page separate from the rest, otherwise in clean condition. 35 pounds

 

[Manuscript] An indenture, 1754, between Charles Taylor Ballard, Charles Ballard, John Wyat, and William Comber Kirkby: bargain and sale re a messuage and garden, etc., in Salisbury on the west side of Castle Street. The names of recent occupiers are given, and of a few adjacent properties. There is an acknowledgement of enrolment in the King’s Court at Westminster. Persons mentioned include John Taylor, Thomas Body, Thomas Whatley, Samuel Case, John Cavell, William Barnes, Medhouse [sic], Robert Ballard. Written on one sheet of vellum, with a small water stain, reverse somewhat browned, in generally good condition, bearing 4 red wax seals, with signatures, and 4 blue revenue stamps. 10 pounds

 

[Manuscript] An indenture, 1815, between William White, of Shoreditch, Middlesex, carpenter, William Parham, of Warminster, carpenter, and Edward White, carpenter: conveyance of a dwelling-house (late a weaving shop), etc., on Bread Street, Warminster Common, occupied by William Jerrett. The position of the property is described .  Reference is made to the 1785 will of John Giddance, a gardener, and to 1808 indentures of lease and release. Persons mentioned include Elizabeth Giddance, Matthew Davies, Edward Warren, Stephen Warren, Robert Butcher, Thomas Lampard, Henry Wilkins. A later note in pencil says that William Parham died intestate and the property went to Jeremiah Parham, his first cousin. Written on one sheet of vellum, spotted, two small holes (without loss of text), otherwise in good condition, bearing two red wax seals and one blue revenue stamp. 10 pounds

 

WILTSHIRE TAX LIST OF 1332, ed. D.A. Crowley, Wiltshire Record Society, 1989; impression of 500 copies; thousands of names; general index; index of places; xxi+188pp; 8vo; orig. blue cloth, almost as new. 13 pounds

 

KELLY: DIRECTORY OF WILTSHIRE, 1923, Kelly Directories Ltd.; 2 folding maps (one repaired with sellotape, the other detached); 55+xx+428pp, including advertisements (some with illus.); large 8vo; orig. gilt dec. red cloth, spine faded, otherwise a good, firm copy. 35 pounds

 

ABBREVIATION OF PEDES FINIUM 7 RIC. 1 TO 11 H. 3 AND INQUIS. POST MORT. 27 H. 3 TO 12 E. 1 FOR WILTSHIRE, Sir Thomas Phillipps, Middle Hill Press, 183- or 184-  [sic]; one of a limited edition; Feet of Fines; title page printed in red and black; [2+]22pp; folio; bound in orig.Middle Hill boards, spine a bit worn. 50 pounds

Rare. Produced by Sir Thomas Phillipps on his private printing press at Middle Hill, Broadway, Worcestershire, this being one of his earlier efforts. He lived until 1872.

 

[CALLEY family] [Manuscript] 17 certified entries of burials of members of the Calley family in the registers of the parish of Chisledon. The burials were all between 1657 and 1812 and are certified to be correct on 28 March 1820 by Clement Tudway, vicar of Chisledon. Small 4to. Written on three sides of paper, 1818 watermark, in good condition. 8 pounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

Westmorland books