Gregson, Matthew: Portfolio of Fragments relative to the History and Antiquities, Topography and Genealogies of the County Palatine and Duchy of Lancaster. [...] Third Edition, with Additions and Improvements [...] London: George Routledge and sons 1869. Folio, pp. [iv] xii 426 [ii] + frontispiece and 23 plates (4 folding). With illustrations (mostly heraldic, some in colour) throughout text, title page in red and black with gilt. Soiling (mostly light), some pages frayed at edges with repairs to margins and gutters of 7 leaves, a few plates tanned. Bound in modern half dark brown calf with red buckram boards, gilt ruling and red morocco label with gilt to spine. Small stamps of Bradford Public Library to title and one or two pages; "withdrawn" stamp and sellotape mark to verso of title, bookseller's embossment to half-title corner. Probably a large paper copy (pages 24.5 x 37.5 cm; list of subscribers to the large paper issue bound at front) of the third edition of this collection of genealogical and topographical information for Lancashire. Although the text is substantially that of the second edition, this is the first to include indexes – one for the text and one for the large number coats of arms illustrated therein – and introduces continuous pagination and a general table of contents (as the earlier editions had been published in parts). Ref: 23117show full image..
Grinnell-Milne, Duncan: The Killing William Rufus. An Investigation in the New Forest. Newton Abbott: David & Charles, 1968. First edition. 8vo., pp.174, [i] + frontispiece. Clean and bright within. Red cloth, gilt title to spine. Edges a little foxed but very good overall. Dust-jacket price-clipped and worn around the edges, still good. 'The author of this book has taken a new approach to medieval history. He has made a searching examination of the scene of the killing [of William Rufus], the small Stricknage Wood in the New Forest; this area has in fact "stood in almost changeless immobility since that sunlit evening long ago" [...]'. Ref: 51864
[Guide Book] (Green, Rupert:) A Brief History of Worcester; or, "Worcester Guide" Improved: [...] Fifth edition, with considerable Additions and Improvements. Worcester: Printed by J. Tymbs: 1806. 12mo., pp. [viii] 128 + folding frontispiece & 3 plates. Light browning and soiling, some spotting, edges untrimmed. Modern quarter leather with marbled boards, cloth spine label with gilt. Pencilled note to upper pastedown: "Bot. at Christie's sale of John Arlott's aquatint library, 29.10.87", ownership inscription of E. Houston dated 1814 to title, and ink gift note to initial blank dated 1890: "To Dr Gott, Dean of Worcester. From an old parishman at Bramley, 'in memory of many kindnesses received' and with the best wishes of one who will not forget the great good done to the whole parish when Dr Gott was vicar. (?)O'Riley, Bramley, Leeds." Possibly from the library of John Arlott, the author, cricket commentator, and collector of travel & natural history books. John Gott (1830-1906), 3rd Bishop of Truro, served as perpetual curate of Bramley and vicar of Leeds, becoming dean of Worcester in 1885 and Bishop of Truro in 1891, in which position he presided over the completion of Truro Cathedral. Ref: 23493show full image..
[Guide Book] Dodsworth, William; (Green, Rupert); et al: The Southampton Guide [...]; A Guide to the Cathedral Church at Salisbury [...]; The History and Antiquities of Glastonbury [...]; A Brief History of Worcester [...]: Southampton: T. Skelton; Salisbury: printed for the Author by B.C. Collins; London: J. Nichols; Birm [c.1805]; 1800; 1805; 1802. 4 works bound together. 8vo., pp.[ii], ii, 5-114; [vi], 78; vi, 7-48; [vi], 123, [i] + 3 copper engraved plates including folding frontispiece. Glastonbury and Worcester volumes bound with half-title pages, a few occasional illustrations and embellishments in the text. Sporadic light toning, mostly affecting the Worcester volume. Contemporary half tan calf, black gilt title label to spine, grey marbled paper-covered boards, edges sprinkled brown. Neatly rebacked with original (chipped) spine retained, rubbed, corners fraying, a little foxing to endpapers, but still a good and sound copy. To the front paste-down, armorial bookplate of Nathanael Ellison. To the ffep, two engravings of churches pasted in, both signed 'Matthews, Sculpt.'. Ownership inscription, 'Wynne, (Univ.?) College' to Worcester half-title. The second guide in this collection dates from an interesting time in the history of Salisbury Cathedral. Bishop Shute Barrington (1734–1826) employed the architect James Wyatt (1746–1813) to remodel the cathedral, resulting in its closure from 1789-92. Wyatt demolished the remains of the bell tower; drained and levelled the churchyard; removed the Perpendicular screen, two medieval chantry chapels and two porches; rearranged the medieval tombs and whitewashed or removed medieval wall paintings. Wyatt's remodelling was carried out in the name of creating a simpler interior, and the results were applauded by many of his contemporaries. However his disregard for the historical integrity of the Cathedral appalled the antiquary John Carter (1748–1817) and subsequent generations of historians. This guide offers a 'particular account of the great improvements made [...] under the direction of James Wyatt' and cites Wyatt's pre-works survey in Chapter III. ESTC T61869 (Salisbury) Ref: 51456
Haskins, Charles: (Wordsworth, C., trans.:) The Charter of Henry III (1227), with a translation [...] New Sarum in the Middle Ages and the History of St Edmund's College, Salisbury [...] Salisbury: The Salisbury Times, issued under the auspices of the Mayor and Corporation of Salisbury, 1927. Unbound (folded into quires but not sewn). 8vo., pp.[xvi], 62, [iv] + 12 plates. Additional title-page to front, 'In Commemoration of the Seventh Centenary of the Granting of King Henry III's Charter [...]'. Occasional small annotations in pen and pencil. A little toned towards front and rear, mark left by a clip to outermost pages, edges uncut. Still good. Ref: 51854
Hearne, Thomas: (Bliss, Philip, ed.:) Reliquiae Hearnianae: The Remains [...] Being Extracts from his MS. Diaries, Collected with a Few Notes [...] Oxford: printed for the Editor, by James Wright, Printer to the University, 1857. First edition, 2 vols., 8vo., pp. viii, 432; [iv], 433-985, [i] + portrait frontispiece to first volume. A little dampstaining at gutter to first few leaves of vol.I, otherwise internally bright. Contemporary tan half calf, red gilt morocco labels to spines, raised bands, marbled paper boards. Spines rubbed with a little loss to vol.I head-cap, joints and edges worn, corners worn with some just beginning to fray, still a good copy. A limited edition of 150 small and 50 large paper copies was produced, of which this is the smaller version. Ref: 51401
Hodgkin, R.H.: A History of the Anglo-Saxons. London: Oxford University Press 1952. Third edition. 2 vols., 8vo., pp. xxxi, 382; xii, 383-796, each with frontispiece + 87 plates and 9 maps, 8 fold-out. Blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Ref: 23411
Home, Gordon: Yorkshire, Painted and Described [...] London: Adam & Charles Black, 1908. First edition. 8vo., pp. xi, [i], 464, 8 + colour plates, and folding map at rear. Each plate preceeded by a printed tissue. 8-page publisher's catalogue to rear. Heavily decorated beige cloth, white and green rose and leaf motifs and gilt titles to spine and upper board, top edge gilt. Endcaps a bit creased, endpapers toned, very good. Gordon Cochrane Home (1878-1969) was an art editor at 'The Tatler', 'The King' and later at the publishers A & C Black. He worked largely in watercolours, many examples of which can be seen here, and was a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy. Ref: 51687
Horsley, John: Britannia Romana or the Roman Antiquities of Britain. Newcastle upon Tyne: Frank Graham, 1974. Second edition. Large folio (361 x 260mm), vi, [vi], xxxii, [iv], 520, [xxxx] +numerous b/w plates. A few first pages of the text, endpapers and edges foxed a little, otherwise internally clean. Blue cloth, black label to spine, gilt. Spine a little faded, edges spotted. A little used, still very good. Ex Libris 'Paul Ashbee' to front paste down. Copy no. 147 label to f.f.e.p. First published 1733. This edition, a facsimile reprint of the first edition with new introduction by Eric Birley, was is limited to 700 copies of which this is no. 147. Ref: 48441