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GUY,ANDY: STEAM AND SPEED:Railways of Tyne and Wear from the Earliest Days.
UK.NEWCASTLE,TYNE BRIDGE PUBLISHING,2003.. UK,landscape 8vo s/back,1st edn.. Colour,photographic wraps.. FINE./No dw/dj,as issued,card wraps.. Landscape 8vo. 1857951611. UK,landscape 8vo s/back,1st edn.FINE.No owner inscrptn,Bright, glossy, laminated, b/w photographic+colour illustrated card wraps with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners.No reading creases to spine/backstrip.Top+fore-edges bright and clean,contents bright, tight and near pristine - an unread copy? Slim, landscape 8vo,6-156pp [paginated] includes 19 chapters+afterword, profuse b/w+colour contemporary photographs/illustrations,b/w+colour maps - all thoughout the text and book, gazetteer of railway sites, further reading list, an index, plus [unpaginated] half-title - recto of which is a colour,scenic watercolour (by Thomas Hair) frntis,title-page, acknowledgements and contents list/table. Published by City of Newcastle upon Tyne Education and Libraries Directorate, Newcastle Libraries and Information Services, Tyne Bridge Publishing.This publisher specialises in North East history titles. If the North East has given one great gift to the world, it is the modern railway.And if there is one figure from the region renowned around the world it is George Stephenson.The origins of both lie within a few miles of Newcastle, and they have left a visual and a historical stamp upon the area.The book takes an affectionate look at some of the features of Tyneside and Wearside that reflect the development of the railway and how its success changed the North East.For more than a century it was the basis of overland freight and passenger travel.It was perhaps the greatest single factor in the creation of the modern industrial world. The role of Tyne and Wear in the development of the railway is unique.During the 18thC the complex network of horse waggonways from the collieries to the colliers made a deep impression on visitors.As the wooden ways developed into the powered iron railway, it was on the Newcastle system that they were modelled and built.From the North East came John Blenkinsop, and Matthew Murray who developed the first economic locomotives;William Hedley and Timothy Hackworth, builders of 'Puffing Billy' and 'Wylam Dilly';Longbridge and Birkinshaw who solved the problem of rails;and the greatest single influence of all, George Stephenson.The evidence of how, why, when and where these historic events took place are impressed upon the cities of Newcastle, Sunderland and the surrounding area, and can still remind us of the extraordinary effect the railway had on changing the everyday world. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk, because of the lighter weight of this item, for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja367210) £10.00
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NAIL,JIMMY: A NORTHERN SOUL - The Autobiography.
LONDON.PENGUIN/MICHAEL JOSEPH,2004.. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. Fine/NFINE.. 8vo. 0718146530. UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn.FINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn, no price-clip to dw/dj.Subject, b/w portrait photographic illustrated dw/dj with minimal shelf-wear to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Head of spine/backstrip and top edges minisculely bumped with reciprocal creases, and book is lightly cocked.Top+fore-edges lightly toned but bright and clean, contents bright, tight and clean.Bright, clean, publisher's original, plain black cloth bds with bright, crisp, stamped coloured gilt letters to spine/backstrip and black eps.8vo, vii-viii+1-405pp [paginated] includes acknowledgements, 23 chapters, filmography+television credits, 32pp colour+b/w contemporary photographs in 2 blocks of 16pp apiece, between pp152/3 and pp248/9 respectively, an index, plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages, dedication and 2pp blanks to rear. Since 'Auf Weidersehen, Pet' first captured the public's imagination, actor and musician Jimmy Nail has been a household name.But playing Oz was just the beginning.That groundbreaking first series was followed with further hit TV shows like 'Spender' and 'Crocodile Shoes', a starring role in the big-screen adaptation of Evita alongside Madonna and a phenomenally successful recording career which included the No.1 single 'Ain't No Doubt'. As a working-class lad growing up in Newcastle, this had been beyond his imagination - especially once his childhood innocence had been bruised by family tragedy, a brutal schooling and the stifling future his background appeared to have mapped out for him.It all went wrong.Drink and violence led, unchecked, to a spell in Strangeways (prison).He was determined never to go back. But after his release, the way ahead was anything but clear.A few people made a difference, though - encouraging, nurturing and believing in him: his mother; the salt-of-the-earth Geordie brothers who gave him a chance when he was at his lowest; the young middle-class arts student who became his wife; and the writers, directors, actors and producers who saw something special in him. A riveting, vivid portrait of a life led to the full, Jimmy Nail's story, told in his own words, without the aid of a ghostwriter, is one that will confound, intrigue and inspire in equal measure. (Book ref. rja34199) £10.00
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SHEARER,ALAN with HARRISON,DAVE: SHEARER - MY STORY SO FAR.
LONDON.HODDER & STOUGHTON,1998.. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. FINE./FINE.. 8vo. 0340696036. UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn, no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp, clean, glossy laminated, subject portrait colour photographic illustrated dw/dj with gilt, red+white lettering, with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Head+foot of spine/backstrip minisculely bumped with reciprocal creasing.Top+fore-edges bright and clean, contents bright, tight and near pristine - no dog-ear creases to any pages' corners - an unread copy? Bright, clean, unblemished, publisher's original, plain dark blue cloth bds with bright, crisp, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate, plain white eps.8vo, ix-xii+1-211pp [paginated] includes foreword by Kevin Keegan, 12 chapters, 24pp of contemporary colour photographs in 3 blocks of 8pp apiece, between pp52/3, pp84/5 and pp148/9 respectively, career record (1987-88 to 1996-97 seasons + International appearances 1992-97) and an index plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages, dedication, contents list/table, and acknowledgements.An exceptional copy.See also, rja3141/8 for author/subject signed copy. Alan Shearer's meteoric rise to football stardom is one of the success stories of the modern game.This revealing autobiography traces his journey from the backstreets of Newcastle to his place on soccer's centre stage.Shearer talks in depth for the first time about the key stages of his life - leaving home as a teenager to sign for his first club Southampton, joining Blackburn, and eventually completing his world-record-breaking transfer to his beloved Newcastle United. It is the story of a strong-willed individual, who lives his life like he plays his football - full of resolve and singlemindedness.To the amazement of those close to him, he turned his back on Newcastle as a budding young professional.He then embarked on an adventure which led him to the Premiership title with Blackburn, the captaincy of his country and eventually back to his home town to earn unprecedented acclaim as one of the world's outstanding strikers. There have been hurdles to clear along the way.Shearer lives his professional life in the front-line where his bravery is constantly put to the test.He has paid a painful price for his courage and suffered several serious injuries including severely ruptured ligaments which kept him out of the final stages of England's quest for a place in the World Cup finals.But those same qualities which made him into a unique and outstanding striker have also helped him to overcome potentially crippling setbacks.This remarkable young man has succeeded through life by setting himself demanding targets - and hitting them.And the story goes on.Alan Shearer still has many goals to achieve and he talks about a future which promises to be every bit as exciting and eventful as his past. (Book ref. rja32038) £16.99
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SHEARER,ALAN with HARRISON,DAVE**: SHEARER - MY STORY SO FAR.[Author SIGNED copy.]**
LONDON.HODDER & STOUGHTON,1998.. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,1st edn.. Hardback.. FINE./FINE.. 8vo. 0340696036. Author SIGNED copy. UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj, SIGNED, 1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn, but subject's (co-author), neat, bold, blue ink signature - without dedication - to ffe, no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp, clean, glossy laminated, subject portrait colour photographic illustrated dw/dj with gilt,red+white lettering, with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Head+foot of spine/backstrip minisculely bumped with reciprocal creasing.Top+fore-edges bright and clean, contents bright, tight and near pristine - no dog-ear creases to any pages' corners - an unread copy? Bright, clean, unblemished, publisher's original, plain dark blue cloth bds with bright, crisp, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate, plain white eps.8vo, ix-xii+1-211pp [paginated] includes foreword by Kevin Keegan, 12 chapters, 24pp of contemporary colour photographs in 3 blocks of 8pp apiece, between pp52/3,pp84/5 and pp148/9 respectively, career record (1987-88 to 1996-97 seasons + International appearances 1992-97) and an index, plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages, dedication, contents list/table, and acknowledgements.An exceptional copy, and uncommon with signature.See also rja3203/8 for an unsigned copy. Alan Shearer's meteoric rise to football stardom is one of the success stories of the modern game. This revealing autobiography traces his journey from the backstreets of Newcastle to his place on soccer's centre stage.Shearer talks in depth for the first time about the key stages of his life - leaving home as a teenager to sign for his first club Southampton, joining Blackburn, and eventually completing his world-record-breaking transfer to his beloved Newcastle United. It is the story of a strong-willed individual, who lives his life like he plays his football - full of resolve and singlemindedness.To the amazement of those close to him, he turned his back on Newcastle as a budding young professional.He then embarked on an adventure which led him to the Premiership title with Blackburn, the captaincy of his country and eventually back to his home town to earn unprecedented acclaim as one of the world's outstanding strikers. There have been hurdles to clear along the way.Shearer lives his professional life in the front-line where his bravery is constantly put to the test.He has paid a painful price for his courage and suffered several serious injuries including severely ruptured ligaments which kept him out of the final stages of England's quest for a place in the World Cup finals.But those same qualities which made him into a nique and outstanding striker have also helped him to overcome potentially crippling setbacks.This remarkable young man has succeeded through life by setting himself demanding targets - and hitting them.And the story goes on.Alan Shearer still has many goals to achieve and he talks about a future which promises to be every bit as exciting and eventful as his past. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk, because of the value of this item, for correct shipping/ P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja31418) £30.00
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HUTCHINSON,ROGER: THE TOON:A Complete History of Newcastle United Football Club.
EDINBURGH & LONDON.MAINSTREAM PUBLISHING,1997.. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. FINE./NFINE.. 8vo. 1851589562. UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn.FINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn, no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, clean, crisp, glossy laminated, b/w+colour sports players (Alan Shearer to upper wrap, Kevin Keegan to rear wrap) photographic illustrated dw/dj, with negligible shelf-wear and minimal creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present - but minisculely rubbed with reciprocal loss towards head of spine/ backstrip.Top+fore-edges very slightly, lightly aged but clean; contents bright, tight and near pristine. Clean, black cloth bds with bright, white ink stamped letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain, matt black eps.8vo, 11-236pp [paginated] includes half-title+title pages, contents list, author preface, 11 chapters (covering 1893-1997), 16pp contemporary b/w photographs and illustrations in 2 blocks of 8pp apiece, between pp64/5 and pp128/29 respectively and 2pp blanks to rear. This is the full story, unofficial and uncensored, of one of the greatest football clubs in the country (UK).From it's birth in the 1890's to its rebirth in the 1990's, 'The Toon' tells of a small soccer club, long in the shadow of an enormous rival, which grew to eclipse that rival - and every other club in Great Britain.Roger Hutchinson brings to life the sensational early successes of Newcastle United in late-Victorian and Edwardian times, recreating the great Anglo-Scottish team which dominated the Football League before the First World War; he vividly describes the helter-skelter attacking sides of the 1930's and the Cup giants of the 1950's; he gives us the European conquerers of the 1960's and the Macdonald and Keegan squads of the 1970's and 1980's; and shows us how the most exciting side of all, the international team of all the talents, was assembled to take Newcastle United into the twenty-first century. This lively, hard-hitting book portrays the brilliant management of men such as Frank Watt - an early giant of the game - and it takes us through the thrilling decades with his successors, right up to the reign of King Kenny Dalglish.In its pages we see the educated play of Andy Aitken and Colin Veitch; we watch as the fast and furious centre-forward play of Jock Peddie paves the way for the era of the great Hughie Gallacher and the unique Jackie Milburn.It assesses the merits of all of their heirs, from Keegan to Cole, from Macdonald to Shearer, from Moncur to Beardsley, Ferdinand and Lee. Exploring and explaining the lean years as well as the successful decades, 'The Toon' exposes the bad managers, incompetent directors and players who were unworthy of the black and white stripes.It takes an unflinching look at the lost opportunities but it also offers us the geniuses, the household names, the men who have lit up Tyneside and the world beyond in a hundred-year sequence of unforgettable League and Cup campaigns.And, most of all, 'The Toon' looks from the past towards a glorious future.This rich, colourful and witty history carries us straight to the heart of Newcastle United. (Book ref. rja25237) £15.00
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Custom House PRIZE CARGOES: ACCOUNT of MONIES received as DEPOSITS, on granting SUFFERENCES to land them.
London: House of Commons, 1814. 20pp. Folio. Paper wrappers. Disbound British Parliamentary Paper. HC 240. Prize Cargoes. Covering twelve (12) English ports with Plymouth taking a very high percentage of the total amount of deposits. With named Agents or Brokers, named vessels, and showing date of deposit, amount , when applied and for what purpose applied. Some scattered foxing. A very clean copy. Parliamentary papers of this period are rare. Provision of their sale to the public were not made until 1836. (Book ref. 160369) £15.00
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RETURN relating to HALL MARKING, &c.
London: House of Commons., 1878. 3pp. Folio. Paper wrappers. British Parliamentary Paper. HC 377. Hall Marking. Covering Newcastle upon Tyne Assay office, Sheffield Assay Office and Exeter Goldsmiths' Hall. A clean copy. (Book ref. 160288) £10.00
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Coakham, Desmond The Belfast and County down Railway: An Irish Railway Pictorial
Leicester: Midland Publishing Ltd, 1998. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 1857800761 96pp, introduction and historical sketch followed by extensive captioned black and white photographs. Large format softback, VG clean tight copy. (Book ref. 015314) £10.00
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Johnson, Alastair (editor) Diary of a doctor: surgeon's assistant at Newcastle, 1826-1829: Thomas Giordani Wright. Extracts …
Newcastle Libraries & Information Service, 1998. 96pp, illustrated. Excellent (Book ref. 12745) £15.00
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History and Directory of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Preston: T Bulmer & Co, 1887. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Rebound in green cloth with new endpapers, 420pp, some slight foxing and browning, binding tight, Scarce first edition. (Book ref. 015678) £40.00
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BODY Geoffrey The East Coast Main Line: King’s Cross to Newcastle, the route of the ‘Silver Jubilee’
Silver Link Publishing Ltd, 1995 192p, frontispiece and illustrations throughout, 8.6”x 11.2”, hardback, a fine copy in a fine dust-jacket of a book in the series ‘Britain’s Rail Routes Past and Present’ [1857940520] Because of the weight of this book, the default postal charge will not suffice and we will request an additional charge for this item (Book ref. 112064) £14.00
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Devonport and Newcastle AN ACT to confirm certain Provisional Orders of the Local Government Board under the provisions of the Artizans and Labourers Dwelling Improvement Act, 1875, relating to the Boroughs of Devonport and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
1878. 14pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Details articles of agreement etc. between Sir John St. Aubyn and the Corporation of Devonport for compulsory acquisition of an area of Devonport deemed unhealthy, with outline of improvement scheme. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include DEVON [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK48-2665) £14.00
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Carmarthenshire, Cardiganshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP
1910. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37", mounted on linen and folding into 4to cloth endpapers, Stanford label. Some main railway lines coloured buff, stations neatly named in red ink. Covers Fishguard, Newcastle Emlyn, Aberayron. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include WALES [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK48-2451) £20.00
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Newcastle, Sunderland ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP
c1902. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Made up of quarter sheets pasted together, sheets 14, 15, 20, 21, size 26" x 38". Area between Morpeth, Stocksfield and Gateshead outlined and shaded in different areas and labelled (Bedlington, Horton, Burradon, etc.) Tear in bottom margin, repaired. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include NORTHUMBERLAND [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK48-1528) £28.00
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Newcastle, Morpeth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP
O.S. blindstamp 1902. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Made up of 4 quarter sheets. Size 24" x 37", shaded in different colours to show municipal Boroughs, Urban districts, Tynemouth Rural District, area of Tynemouth Union etc. Water mains drawn in red. With neat key numbers in sea area. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include NORTHUMBERLAND [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK48-1527) £28.00
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Newcastle GEOGRAPHIA PLAN OF NEWCASTLE AND GATESHEAD Scle 5" to 1 mile.
n.d. c1950. Linen-backed, card wraps... together with... Reid's Plan of Newcastle. Scale 4" to 1 mile. 8vo. wraps. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include NORTHUMBERLAND [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK48-1525) £10.00
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Kelly's MAP OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE and Gateshead.
c1900. Size 33" x 25", scale 8" = 1 mile. Folding into plain cloth-covered boards, 10" x 7", marbled endpapers. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include NORTHUMBERLAND [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK48-1521) £14.00
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Editor A General Directory for Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, and Places Adjacent, 1824
Newcastle-upon-Tyne: [Printed by Francis Humble, Durham], 1824. [First Edition]. Quarter-leather brown board marbled cover. G : in Good condition. Cover worn. Heraldic book-plate on paste-down with some ink inscriptions and on fep. Approximately one inch section of mid page 29/30 directory neatly removed. 88pp + 14pp adverts :: Engravings :: 180mm x 110mm (7" x 4") :: Heraldic book-plate of John Fenwick of Newcastle upon Tyne, Attorney at Law. Born at Hexham 14 April 1787. Married at Alnwick 1814 (Book ref. e1942) £120.00
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Northumberland Natural History Society; Robson, D A A Guide to the Geology of Northumberland and the Borders.Transactions of the Natural History Society of Northumberland, Durham and Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Newcastle upon Tyne: W L Large & Sons, 1965. First Edition. White illustrated laminated card cover. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Cover rubbed and a little marked. 77pp :: fold out maps :: 240mm x 160mm (9" x 6") (Book ref. tnh151a) £15.60
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Pickering, W. S. F. A Social History of the Diocese of Newcastle 1882-1982
Stocksfield: Oriel Press Ltd, 1981. Illustrated by Plates. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo 0853621896 Dust jacket complete except price clipped. Red cloth with bright gilt titling and decorstions. xiv, 338 pages clean and tight. (Book ref. 129946) £4.00
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