Browne, Philip: The History of Norwich, from the Earliest Records to the Present Time. Norwich: Printed and sold by Bacon, Kinnebrook, and Co. 1814. First edition. 8vo., pp. [ii] 358 + frontispiece and 4 plates. Foxed or browned in places, a little occasional soiling, slight loss to blank corner of one leaf. Contemporary half calf with mottled paper boards, gilt ruling and stamp to spine; head of joints and corners neatly repaired, bottom part of upper joint now weakening, a little rubbing to all joints and slight wear to sides. Bookplate removed from upper pastedown. The plates include views of the cathedral, castle, and marketplace in Norwich. Ref: 22645
[Bury St Edmunds:] A Concise Description of Bury Saint Edmund’s, and its Environs, [...] London: Sold by Longman & Co., [...] 1827. 8vo., pp. iv  367 (i.e. 369)  + 27 plates. One marginal ink note (by R.M. H-H, see below), a few small pencil marks, some waterstaining and a touch of foxing to plates (and a few nearby leaves), a little browning and light spotting, still a good copy. Quarter tan cloth with pasteboard boards, edges untrimmed, rebacked with free endpapers renewed, new printed spine label, light wear to sides, a bit of soiling. Armorial bookplate of R.M. Harbord-Hamond and ownership inscription of Thomas Layton F.S.A. (1883) to upper pastedown.
This copy once belonged to the antiquarian and collector Thomas Layton (1819-1911), whose collection is now split between the Museum of London and the Hounslow Library; it had in his lifetime filled his house and some 30 outbuildings. Later it came into the possession of Richard Morden Harbord-Hamond, 10th Baron Suffield (1865-1951), a Vice-Admiral in the Royal Navy, who has added a pen note at the mention of Robert Walpole, Esq., describing how some books of Walpole’s wife and father-in-law came into his hands. Ref: 22742show full image..
Clarke, R.R., Hawkes, C.F.C., Whittingham, A.B., et al: Report of the Summer Meeting of the Royal Archaeological Institute at Norwich 1949. Part I: Prehistoric, Roman and Anglo-Saxon Antiquities in Norfolk, Including Burgh Castle Suffolk; Parts II and III: Origins and Antiquities of Norwich, with an Account of the Castle, Cathedral and other Ecclesiastical and Secular Buildings; Parts IV Royal Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, 1951. 5 parts in 3 vols. Offprint. 8vo., pp. 55, 73; 74, 98; 99, 115 + plates. Wrappers. Minor signs of shelf-wear, very good. Ref: 50671
Cotman, John Sell: Engravings of Sepulchral Brasses in Norfolk and Suffolk, tending to illustrate the ecclesiastical military and civil costume, as well as to preserve memorials of ancient families in that county [...]. Second edition. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1839. Second edition. 2 vols. Folio, pp. xxvi, 67, [i]; [iv], 31, [i] + 171 plates as called for, some folding. Includes hand-coloured frontispiece. Very occasional light foxing, slight faint smudging to title pages, a few folded plates just starting to split a little along their folds but generally in good order. Half olive green morocco, green and gold marbled paper-covered boards and matching endpapers, gilt spines, t.e.g. and others uncut. Spines a little faded, rubbed, a few small scrapes, edges worn, inner hinges inconspicuously reinforced with green tape. Bookplate of Adrian Bullock dated 1986 to front and back paste-down of each volume. An illustrated study and record of East Anglian brasses. John Sell Cotman (1782-1842) was a portrait and landscape painter of some fame and a prominent member of the Norwich School. He also made etchings on antiquarian subjects, focussing his attentions on the Norwich area where he worked as a drawing-master for nearly 30 years. Ref: 46387show full image..
Everitt, Alan (ed.): Suffolk and the Great Rebellion 1640-1660. Suffolk Records Society, 1961. First edition. Large 8vo. (251 x 163mm), pp. 144. Cloth, gilt-lettered, a few faint marks to lower board, spine slightly browned, very small dark mark to upper board, corners bumped and slightly frayed, edges lightly dusted, still very good. No dust-jacket. Ownership inscription of R.W. Ketton-Cremer in pen to f.f.e.p. and bequeathed by him to the Library of the University of East Anglia as noted on the Library’s bookplate to front paste-down, various library marks elsewhere, (we have contacted the UEA Library and checked that this book should not still be on their shelves). S.R.S. Vol. III. Ref: 50512
[Ford, James:] A Memoir of Thomas Green, Esquire, of Ipswich; with A Critique on his Writings, and an Account of his Family and Connections. Ipswich: Printed by John Raw 1825. Folio, pp. viii [iii] 12-82 + 1 plate and frontispiece. Edges untrimmed, frontispiece foxed, flaw to first (blank) leaf repaired. Modern half blue calf over marbled boards, gilt ruling and title to spine. Inscription to first leaf: “To Mr John Talwin Shewell, from the Guardians and Executors under the Will of the late Thomas Green, Esq.” One of a limited edition of 100 copies, “presented to the more immediate and intimate Friends of the Deceased” (p. vi). “Green's claim to remembrance is his Diary of a Lover of Literature, extracts from which he published in 1810. In this he discusses and criticizes the books he read from day to day, sometimes giving lengthy arguments on the authors' subjects, in particular on metaphysical points.... It is varied by vivid descriptions of scenery in the Isle of Wight and Wales” (ODNB). Ref: 22063
Gransden, Antonia (ed.): The Chronicle of Bury St Edmunds, 1212-1301. London: Nelson, 1964. 8vo., pp. xlv, 187. Red cloth, gilt; dusty and a little shelf-worn, but very good. Dustwrapper faded and beginning to fray along upper edge, also very good. Unusual ink pattern to front pastedown. Latin text with English translation. A volume in Nelson’s Medieval Texts. Ref: 42144
Martin, G.H. (ed.): The Ipswich Recognizance Rolls 1294 - 1327. A Calendar. Ipswich: Suffolk Records Society, 1973. 8vo., pp. 151. Green cloth, gilt. Minor spotting to edges. Dust-jacket, a small loss to upper spine and corners, rubbed to spine to title a little. Still a very good copy. In Suffolk Records Society, volume 16. Ref: 47369
Pike, W.T. (ed.): Norfolk and Suffolk in East Anglia. Contemporary Biographies. Brighton: W.T. Pike & Co., 1911. Folio, pp. 407, [i]. Many photographic illustrations in the text, internally clean and bright. Black morocco, gilt title to spine elaborate border gilt-stamped to upper boards and blind-stamped to lower board, marbled endpapers, a.e.g.. Neatly rebacked with original, slightly rubbed spine retained, edges a little worn and corners beginning to fray, hinges somewhat over-repaired with wide cloth tape causing a little seprartion at the gutter behind, endpaper versos a bit foxed. A very good, sound copy overall. Ref: 49997
Ryan, Gerald & Redstone, Lilian: Timperley of Hintlesham. A Study of a Suffolk Family. London: Methuen, 1921. 8vo.,pp. xiv, 160. with 12 illustrations 2 genealogical tables and 3 maps. Slightly foxed to page edges. Red cloth, spine sunned, corners bumped. Gilt shield to front board. Ref: 37705