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Robert Surtees: The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham : Hartlepool Section.
Sunderland: Hills and Company, 1910. Large paper edition, limited to 50 copies (this copy unnumbered). Large 4to (39cm by 26cm), [viii], 231pp. 10 folding pedigrees. Original quarter brown cloth, grey paper-covered boards, gilt titling to the spine. The corners of the boards are frayed, else this book is in very good condition. This edition is printed on hand-made paper, and a manuscript note "presented to the Sunderland Literary Society by the publishers" is written on the limitation page. Reprinted from the original edition of 1816. (Book ref. 14157) £75.00
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Martin Roberts: Durham; 1000 years of history.
Stroud: Tempus Publishing, 2003. Second edition (softcover). 8vo, 192pp. Text illustrations throughout, plus 23 colour plates. Original laminated wrappers. This copy is in very good condition. ISBN 0752425374 (Book ref. 25870) £6.50
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Martin Bashforth: The 11th Durham Light Infantry in their own names.
Chalford: Amberley Publishing, 2011. First edition (softcover). 8vo, 288pp. Text illustrations. Original laminated wrappers. This copy is in excellent condition. ISBN 9781445602653 (Book ref. 27589) £7.50
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Francis F Johnson: Historic Staircases in Durham City.
City of Durham Trust, 1970. First edition (softcover). 12mo, 48pp. Frontispiece, 6pp plates. Original printed card wrappers. This copy is in very good condition. ISBN 0902776002 (Book ref. 27823) £7.50
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David Pearson: Durham bookbinders and booksellers, 1660 - 1760.
Oxford Bibliographical Society, 1986. First edition (softcover). 4to, xi, 61pp. 17 plates, 6 figures. Original printed red card wrappers. This copy is in very good condition. Oxford Bibliographical Society, occasional publication number 19. ISBN 0901420433 (Book ref. 19959) £9.50
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[Arthur Mee]: Durham; twixt Tyne and Tees [The King's England series].
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1953. First edition. 8vo, ix, 214pp. Plates, sketch map. Original red cloth with black titling, dustwrapper. Bookplate to the front free endpaper, light foxing of the preliminary pages, ownership inscription. Overall, the book is in good to very good condition. The dustwrapper is in good plus condition (price-clipped, some fraying to the foot of the spine panel). (Book ref. 26589) £25.00
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Evans, Vaughan Durham County Brass Band League - 50 Golden Years - SIGNED COPY
Golden Jubilee Souvenir Publ, 1992. Local Interest 1st Edition. Paperback. Very Good. SIGNED by Vaughan Evans, First Edition, 48 page booklet. 50 Golden Years o f Durham County Brass Band League - The souvenir publication full of histor y, many black and white pictures and profiles. (Book ref. RWARE0000001250) £24.99
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SMITH,EDWIN and COOK,OLIVE**: ENGLISH CATHEDRALS.**
LONDON.THE HERBERT PRESS,1989.. UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. FINE./NFINE.. Qrto. 090696962X. UK, Qrto HB+dw/dj, 1st edn.FINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn, no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp, clean, glossy laminated b/w photographic illustrated dw/dj, with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners - no major nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges bright and generally clean, contents bright, tight and near pristine - no dog-ear creases to any pages' corners - an unread copy? Clean, unblemished, publisher's original maroon cloth bds with bright,stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip with immaculate,plain white eps.Qrto, 5-285pp [paginated] includes foreword, contents list/table, acknowledgements, intro, 8 chapters, profuse b/w scenic (200) architectural photographs throughout the text and the book, select biblio, an index, 2pp blanks to rear, plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages and b/w photographic frntis (Head of Christ, Chicester Cathedral). Edwin Smith,who died in 1971, was one of the most brilliant architectural photographers of his generation.Many books of his work have been published, covering a wide variety of subjects from parish churches to country cottages and gardens, mostly in collaboration with his wife Olive Cook. Trained as an architect, Edwin Smith had a special feeling for church architecture, and over a long period he photographed extensively all of England's cathedrals.The cathedral photographs, which include some of his finest works, have not previously been assembled in a single volume, and many of the 200 selected for this book have not been reproduced before. The arrangement is chronological rather than by cathedral, showing the development of cathedral design for over 900 years, and Olive Cook's text is not only a commentary on the features illustrated but an original and scholarly account of the historical background and the changing liturgical rites bound up with this development. This is not a conventional guide book but a celebration of some of the world's great architectural masterpieces, yielding many new and revealing glimpses of exquisite details and extraordiinary architectural conceits. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk, because of the heavier weight of this item - 1.25Kg unpackaged, for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja28027) £35.00
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Gibson, William Sidney. THE HISTORY OF THE MONASTERY Founded at Tynemouth in the Diocese of Durham to the honour of God under the Invocation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and S. Olwin King & Martyr.
London Published for the Author by William Pickering 1846. 1st Ed. 2 vols. 4to. xxvi + [iv] + 6pp. + xxxiv + [xxii] + 251pp. + [i] + viii + [iii] + 125pp. + ccxii + [ii]. 3 hand cold. and gold illuminated t.ps., 9 etched plates [only of 10], 1 engraved plate, folding tinted litho. facsimile charter, 2 tinted litho. plates, tinted litho. facsimile, folding map, 37 cuts/illuminated titles and initials. Some very light browning, rebound in modern calf backed cloth boards, gilt lettered title labels to spines, minor signs of wear. The three intricately coloured title pages are particularly finely done.With list of Subscribers affixed to front free end paper of volume 2.William Sidney Gibson (18141871), writer. ODNB ... He spent his leisure writing articles on the ecclesiastical buildings of Northumberland and Cumberland, including an exhaustive monograph in two volumes on Tynemouth Priory (18467), still highly regarded ... US$477 (Book ref. 210834) £300.00
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Chaplin, Sid About Britain No 10: The Lakes to Tyneside
London: Collins, 1951. First Edition. Hard back. Good Plus/Good Plus. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Published for the Festival Of Britian Office. General editor Geoffrey Grigson. (Book ref. 28261) £9.00
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Durham and Yorkshire TWO MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT ROAD MAPS Sheets 6 and 7.
Published at the Ordnance Survey Office, 1923. Scale half and inch to one mile. Main roads printed in red and green, with heights. Size 18" x 28", linen- backed and folding into plain brown paper endpapers, 4to. Covers Whitby, Redcar, Norton, and West Auckland, Ripon, Middlesborough. 2 items. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include GENERAL [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK48-2688) £16.00
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Walker, Printer THE SAILOR'S FAREWELL and The Rover of the Seas.
Walker, Printer, Durham: c1840. Slip ballad, size 10" x 7", printed in two columns with a woodcut illustration above each song, the first showing a sailor with a girl, the sailor waving his hat, the other a sailing ship. Attractive border. Number 14 in bottom margin. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include DURHAM [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK48-832) £20.00
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Teesdale & Co. Publisher MAP OF DURHAM
1832. Engraved fully hand- coloured map, size 13" x 16". Shaded in wards. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include DURHAM [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK48-831) £50.00
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Pilmore Hall, Hurworth CERTIFICATE OF THE CONTRACT FOR THE REDEMPTION OF LAND-TAX..... CONTRACTED AND AGREED WITH ALFRED BACKHOUSE OF PILMORE HALL, HUNWORTH ON TEES.... Being the Land-Tax charged upon All that Capital messuage or Mansion house.... called Pilmore House, or Pilmore Hall....
1879. Large single sheet, folded, partly printed with manuscript additions, signed by the two commissioners, attached to which is a folded printed plan in ink, on waxed linen, with boundaries, buildings, roads and river hand-coloured, size approx. 33" x 22", scale 25.344 inches to a mile. At the foot of the plan is the indelible stamp of 'George Dickinson and Son, Civil Engineering Surveyors, &c, Darlington'. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include DURHAM [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK48-829) £40.00
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Ormiston and Glass, Publishers SUNDERLAND Album of photolitho views.
c1880. 12 views on a folding strip, folding into heavily embossed cloth boards, 4" x 6", advert for Ormiston & Glass inside back board. Split between view pasted to front board and the next view, some spotting in inner margins of last four views. Views include The New Bridge (with paddle steamer etc.), Railway Station (outside and interior), Fawcett Street --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include DURHAM [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK48-828) £14.00
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Monkwearmouth MONKWEARMOUTH SHORE ESTATE Ground Rent Reference Plan.
Manor Office August 1894. Scale 66 feet to an Inch. Size 27" x 29", linen backed, in grey line and two pale colours in what appears to be some form of early reproduction, names of streets inked in in black ink. Shows plots along each street with houses and buildings in pink. A few plots hve been marked in red ink with numbers, and some land and houses in Whickam Street marked with a note of conveyance. There is a brief key bottom right for land of 'Sir Hedworth Williamson, Ground Sold Out, Ground Conveyed'. Surface slightly dusty. Covers Halgarth Square, Calver Street, Zetland Street. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include DURHAM [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK48-827) £45.00
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Hopetown and Cockerton PARTICULARS AND PLAN of Valuable and Important Freehold Building Land, Garden Ground and Dwelling-Houses, Situate near Hopetown and Cockerton in the Vicinity of Darlington... To be Sold by Auction... 29th Day of April, 1868.
1868. 3pp., folio, hand-coloured folding plan, docket title. -- - Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include DURHAM [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK48-826) £26.00
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Durham PROBATE
1854. of the Will of Jane Blackburn formerly of Durham and later of Islington. 3 large vellum pages with printed certificate attached. Large papered seal on tag. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include DURHAM [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK48-825) £12.00
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Durham AN ACT for separating the Palatine Jurisdiction of the County Palatine of Durham from the Bishoprick of Durham.
London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode. 1836. Pages numbered 245-248, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include DURHAM [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK48-824) £10.00
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Coroners AN ACT for regulating the Coroners of the County of Durham.
London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1837. Pages numbered 529-530, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include DURHAM [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK48-823) £12.00
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