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TAVERNER, Eric: Trout Fishing from All Angles.
London, Seeley Service, 1929. Limited edition, 1 of 375 signed and numbered copies., with 30 examples of artificial flies in a perspex-covered compartment at the back. Original blue morocco which has not faded to brown as so often happens and with the uncommon fleecy-lined cloth slip-case. There is a trace of foxing in the fly pocket, but the flies are all very sound. Two name stamps on the front endpapers, but they are of Fred J Taylor, Aylesbury, the well-known angler and countryman, so are an enhancement rather than a detriment. (Book ref. 2354) £950.00
SELKIRK, Earl of, (Thomas Douglas): Observations on the present state of the Highlands of Scotland, with a view of the causes and probable consequences of Emigration.
London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1805, first edition, 8vo, pp. vii (1), 223 (1), lvi, with the errata slip. Contemporary sprinkled calf, red leather label. Spine and joints lightly rubbed, but a sound, attrative copy. Streeter VI, 3625, Kress B.4969. (Book ref. 2349) £200.00
ROBINSON, N.: A New Method of Treating Consumptions. Wherein All the Decays Incident to Human Bodies, Are Mechanically Accounted for.
London,for A. Bettesworth and T. Warner, G. Strahan, and C. Rivington, 1727, first edition, 8vo, pp.xvi, 218, (6), 160, (4). Contemporary panelled calf with original spine label. There is a clean repaired tear to the margin of page 108 in part 2, but this a very clean, sound, attractive copy. Inscription at top of title-page from Wm Chapman to John Chapman 1775. (Book ref. 2353) £250.00
MORGAN, T: Physico-Theology: or, a philosophico-moral Disquisition concerning Human Nature, free agency, moral government, and divine providence.
London, Printed for T. Cox, 1741, first edition, 8vo, pp. viii, 353, (15). Contemporary speckled calf, one corner bumped, but a nice, attractive copy. There are references to Isaac Newton on Gravity and Light (Book ref. 2350) £240.00
JONES, Stanley; MAJOR, Kathleen; VARLEY, Joan: The Survey of Ancient Houses in Lincoln.
Lincoln Civic Trust, 1984 to 1996, four volumes, A4 size, card covers, many illustrations including microfiches in pockets in the back of each volume. Very good condition. (Book ref. 2356) £80.00
HAWKINS, Edward (editor): The Holy Lyfe and History of Saynt Werburge.
Manchester,Chetham Society,1848, small 4to. A reprint of Henry Bradshaw's rare black letter poem of 1521. Very nice condition in the original cloth. Chetham Society, First Series, Vol 15. (Book ref. 2355) £18.00
GREGORY, David: Dr. Gregory's Elements of Catoptrics and Dioptrics. Translated from the Latin Original, with a Large Supplement, by William Browne, . the Second Edition. To Which Is Added, an Appendix, by J.T. Desaguliers.
London, Printed for E. Curl, 1735, 8vo, pp. (2), vi, vii (1), xv (2), 10-288, 4 folding plates, 1 leaf of addenda and corrigenda. The pagination is complicated, but corresponds with the ESTC. Contemporary speckled calf, one or two stains, head and tail of spine a little chipped, front joint cracking, but holding firm. Internally the folding plates are good, though a little dusty in places from past mis-folding. Rear free endpaper removed leaving a stub, but overall this is a tight and pleasant copy in the original binding. The title-page appears to be a cancel. Babson Supplement, p. 26. The appendix contains an account of reflecting telescopes, also some letters of Isaac Newton never before printed. (Book ref. 2351) £750.00
FOWLER, Thomas: Medical Reports, on the Effects of Tobacco in the Cure of Dropsies and Dysuries or Cases of Pain and Difficulty of Passing Urine.
London, Printed for the Author, 1788, second edition, revised, with considerable additions, 8vo, pp. xv, (5), 98. Neat modern half calf with marbled boards, very short tear in fore-margin of title, and repair to lower corner, also 3 or 4 tiny ink spots, else a clean, sound copy. A printing error on page v of the Preface has made half of three lines very faint, but only one is more or less illegible. (Book ref. 2352) £225.00
STONE, Thomas: An Essay on Agriculture, with a View to Inform Gentlemen of Landed Property, Whether Their Estates Are Managed to the Greatest Advantage.
Lynn, W. Whittingham, 1785, first edition, 8vo, pp. (2), iv, xviii, 261, (1). Neatly bound in period style half calf with marbled boards and red leather spine label. Name partly cropped from top of title-page. Very good, clean condition. Goldsmiths 12846, Perkins 1683. (Book ref. 2348) £400.00
LOCKE, John: Posthumous Works of Mr. John Locke.
London, by W. B. for A. and J. Churchill, 1706, first edition, pp.(4), 336. Contemporary panelled calf, neatly re-backed, original spine retained, red morocco label, corners repaired. Light marginal stain to lower corner of last few leaves, but a very good, sound copy. Contemporary signature of J. Brandreth, Trinity College Cambridge on front endpaper. (Book ref. 2344) £500.00
GRINDON, Leo H: Manchester Banks and Bankers: Historical, Biographical, and Anecdotal.
Manchester, Palmer & Howe,1877, first edition, 8vo, pp.viii,332, plus errata and adverts. Original cloth, spine faded as usual, one section slightly "sprung", but a nice,clean copy. Describes the origin and development of every bank of importance established in Manchester since 1770. (Book ref. 2346) £60.00
FOLKARD, H. T: Wigan Free Public Library. Index Catalogue of Books and Papers Relating to Mining, Metallurgy and Manufactures.
Southport, 1880, pp. (4),158. Spine dull, but very good in original cloth. (Book ref. 2345) £12.00
VARLEY, Joan and TAIT, James: A Middlewich Chartulary Compiled by William Vernon in the Seventeenth Century.
Manchester, Chetham Society, 1944, part 2 only,small 4to, pp.xxxv, 219-415. Very good in original cloth. Chetham Society, New Series, Volume 108. (Book ref. 2338) £20.00
KELLY, Edith and Thomas: A Schoolmaster's Notebook.
Manchester,Chetham Society,1957, small 4to,pp. (10),128. Very nice, bright condition in the original cloth. Volume 8 in the third series of the Society's publications. An account of a nineteenth century experiment in social welfare by David Winstanley of Manchester. (Book ref. 2341) £10.00
JARVIS, Rupert C. (editor): Customs Letter-Books of the Port of Liverpool 1711-1813.
Manchester,Chetham Society,1954, small 4to,pp.xxiv,192. A very good copy in the original cloth. Chetham Society, Tthird Series, Volume 6. (Book ref. 2339) £25.00
HIGHET,T.P: The Early History of the Davenports of Davenport.
Manchester,Chetham Society,1960, first edition,small 4to,pp.xii,110, illustrated with maps and facsimiles. Very nice, bright condition in the original cloth. Mostly based on the Bromley-Davenport Muniments in John Rylands Library. Volume 9, third series of the Society's publications. (Book ref. 2340) £30.00
CROFTON, H.T: A History of the Ancient Chapel of Stretford in Manchester Parish.
Manchester, Chetham Society, 1899-1903, three volumes, small 4to, pp.viii,276,249,334, with numerous illustrations. Original cloth, spines a little dull, slight stain to bottom edge of text block of volume one which does not intrude into the book, but a very sound, tight set of this substantial work. Chetham Society, New Series, Volumes 42, 45 and 51. Very heavy so may require extra postage.(contact us on 01706 658300). (Book ref. 2343) £120.00
CHIPPINDALL, Colonel W. H: A Sixteenth-Century Survey and Year's Account of the Estates of Hornby Castle Lancashire, with an introduction on the owners of the castle.
Manchester, Chetham Society, 1939, small 4to, pp. 150. Very nice, bright condition in the original cloth. Chetham Society, Third Series, vol. 102. Very scarce, as the membership had fallen to a low ebb at this time and few copies were printed. (Book ref. 2342) £90.00
ROCHDALE, LANCASHIRE: The Registers of the Parish Church of Rochdale, in the County of Lancashire.
Rochdale, James Clegg 1888-9, Wigan 1921, and Cambridge and Preston, 1924, four volumes, complete set of all so far published with about 2000 pages. The first two volumes are edited by Henry Fishwick, and privately printed for subscribers. The second two volumes are numbers 58 and 62 in the series produced by the LPRS and transcribed by Henry Brierley. The first volume covers births, marriages and deaths from 1582 to 1616, the second from 1617 to 1641, the third from 1642 to 1700 and the fourth marriages only from 1701 to 1801. All are bound in original cloth. There is a little edge rubbing to the third volume, and the inner hinge is slightly cracked in the second volume, but this is a very good, clean set . Very scarce complete. Heavy so will require extra postage overseas. Please enquire. (Book ref. 2337) £285.00
SMITH, Watson: The Chemistry of Hat Manufacturing.
London, 1906, pp. vii,124, with 16 illustrations. Original green cloth, spine faded, but good, sound condition. (Book ref. 2332) £16.00