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MACDERMOT, E.T. & NOCK, O.S.: History of the Great Western Railway 1833-1947. 3 vols. in 4 parts. Numerous illus., plans, maps, some folding, index; 902+654+268pp. orig cloth, 1st edit., Great Western Railway, 1927-1931 & Ian Allan, 1967. Very good copies. [ Ref: RGW16609] £65


MacFARLANE, A. (Ed.) Cheshire and North Wales by Rail A Guide. Photographic illus., diagrams; 64pp. orig wrappers, 1st edit., Railway Development Society, 1986.Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16270] £8


MAGGS, C.G.: GWR Principal Stations. Photographic illus., plans; 144pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Ian Allan, 1987. In d.w. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16383] £8


MAGNER, C.: South Shropshire Railway Memories. Photographic illus.; 80pp. orig. wrappers, Bridgnorth, 1995. [ Ref: RGW16274] £10


MAIS, S.P.B.: Little England Beyond Wales. Colour frontis and other photographic illus. by HERBERT ALLEN; 139pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., 1949. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW3688] £10


MANNERS, E.: Land is What We Make It. Photographic frontis.; 256pp; parts of dust jacket pasted on endpapers. orig. cloth, spine and parts of covers faded, 1st edit., 1954. [ Ref: RGW13595] £5


MARKHAM GERVASE: Markhams Master-piece containing all knowledge belonging to Smith, Farrier or Horse-leech touching the curing of all diseases in Horses. Devided into two bookes The first containing all cures Physicall The second all belonging to Chyrurgery: Drawn with great pains and most approved experience, from the publick practice of all the Forein Horse-Marshals in Chrittendome; and from the private practice of all the best Farriers in this Land. . . Additional engraved title, folding woodcut of a horse (repaired on folds), woodcut headpieces, divisional title to Second Book, other woodcuts on text leaves ; xvi+590+xpp; lacking 2P8, and last seven leaves (2R2-2R8), being the Table of Contents, the last of which is a blank, some brown marginal marks towards the end, marginal repair to engraved title and margins of A4 and A5 the dedication, resulting in the loss of some words. Square 8vo contemporary calf, rebacked, with spine in gilt with raised bands, 10th impression, Edward Okes, and are to be Sold by Thomas Passenger at the three Bibles on the middle of London-bridge, 1668. WING M662. Although incomplete a book now in very acceptable condition thanks to being professionally repaired. [ Ref: RGW14054] £125
*Gervase Markham [1568-1637] was a noted horse breeder and is thought to have imported the first Arab stallion to England. In 1617 Markham was forced to sign an agreement with the Stationers' Company not to write anymore books about the diseases of the horse, cow and other farm animals.

MARTIN, C.: The Bridport Trade Rope & Net : Hemp & Flax. Illus. 64pp. Paperback, 1st edit., Bridport, Constanduros Press, 2003. [ Ref: RGW17296] £5


MASEFIELD, JOHN: A Generation Risen. Many black and white illus. by EDWARD SEAGO, many full-page; 72pp text. folio orig. cloth, slight wear on extremities, 1st edit., 1942. [ Ref: RGW6950] £10


MASEFIELD, JOHN: Land Workers. 12pp; some creasing to bottom corner of leaves. orig. printed wrappers, marked, 1st US edit., New York, The Macmillan Company, 1943. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title with a four line stanza and dated Nov 7 1943. Inscribed on cover 'To Ralph from [?] fed. 1.1.44' [ Ref: RGW17682] £75
*The verse on the title is 'The pastoral those fellows played. Was piped beneath no beechen shade, But fought by manhood grinded bare, Between starvation & despair'. It is not part of the printed poem.

MASON, J.: The Hare Colour photographs by DAVID MASON; 184pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Ludlow, Merlin Unwin Books, 2005. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW13986] £12


MASSINGHAM, H.J.: The English Countryman. Colour frontis., 84 photographic illus., index; vi+148pp. orig. cloth, Reprint, Batsford, 1943. In frayed d.w. [ Ref: RGW14003] £10


MATTHEWS, L.D.: A Proud Heritage David Matthews Limited 1886-1986. Colour frontis. of illuminated address, illus., index; 48pp. orig. blue boards, 1st edit., Henry Melland, 1986. Fine copy. [ Ref: RGW14450] £10


McNAUGHTON, ARNOLD: The Book of Kings A Royal Genealogy. Foreword by Earl Mountbatten of Burma. 3 vols. 118 plates, genealogies, some folding, index. Large folio orig. blue cloth gilt, 1st edit., Garnstone Press, 1973. Fine set printed on Dalmore Antique Laid paper, stored in orig. slipcase. [ Ref: RGW19586] £150
*A beautifully produced record of royal families in Europe and America.

MEE, A.: Devon. Cradle of our Seamen. Illus., index; 500pp. orig. red cloth, spine faded, King's England, 1953. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW3787] £5


MEE, A.: Dorset. Thomas Hardy's Country. Illus., index; 335pp; sellotape on endpapers. orig. red cloth, spine faded, King's England, 1950. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW14941] £5


MEE, A.: Derbyshire. The Peak District. Illus., folding map, index; 292pp. orig. red cloth, spine faded, King's England, 1951. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW14942] £5


MEE, A.: Herefordshire. The Western Gate of Middle England. Illus., folding map, index; 218pp. orig. red cloth, spine faded, King's England, 1948. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW14943] £5


MEE, A.: Gloucestershire. The Glory of the Cotswolds. Illus., folding map, index; 446pp. orig. red cloth, spine faded and torn, covers marked, King's England, 1940. [ Ref: RGW14944] £5


MEE, A.: Cheshire. The Romantic North-West, Illus., index; 191pp. orig. red cloth, spine faded, King's England, 1949. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW14946] £5


MEE, A.: Lancashire. Cradle of our Prosperity. Illus., index; 326pp. orig. red cloth, spine faded, King's England, 1937. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW14947] £5


MEE, A.: The Lake Counties. Cumberland Westmorland. Illus., folding map, index; 289pp. orig. red cloth, faded, King's England, 1943. [ Ref: RGW14948] £5


WALKER, T.E.C. & WARNER, S.: Durham Twixt Tyne and Tees. Illus. map, index; 214pp; some spotting. orig. red cloth, spine faded, 1st edit., King's England, 1953. [ Ref: RGW18918] £5
*The last in the series compiled after Arthur Mee's death.

MELLING, KEITH: An Artist in the Dales. Colour and black and white illus., maps; 120pp. folio (11in x 9in) orig. cloth, 1st edit., 2008. Fine copy in d.w. SIGNED BY ARTIST. [ Ref: RGW16681] £25


MERSEYSIDE RAILWAY HISTORY GROUP. The Hooton to West Kirby Branch Line and the Wirral way. Photographic illus, plans. folio orig pictorial wrappers, slightly creased, Birkenhead, Borough of Wirral, 1982. [ Ref: RGW16354] £5


METCALFE, W.C.. (Ed.): The Visitation of Berkshire 1664-6 by Elias Ashmole and Sir Edward Bysshe. Index; iv+126pp. orig. cloth gilt, slight wear on extremities, t.e.g, Exeter, William Pollard, 1882. Bound with, ?as issued, The Visitation of Berkshire in 1532 by Thomas Benolte. (Ed. O. Barron). 12pp. Exeter, 1898. The copy of William Weldon, Windsor Herald, given him by H. Farnham Burke, Rouge Croix, 1884. Later bookplate of William Wade Porteous. [ Ref: RGW19554] £85


[METHODISM] The Methodist Who's Who 1913 Adverts; 291pp. orig. red cloth gilt, slight wear, Charles H. Kelly, 1913. [ Ref: RGW17067] £25
*A remarkable work covering Methodism world-wide. The biographies contain much information including hobbies. One New Zealand minister listed his recreation as motor cycling.

MICKLEBURGH, T.J.: Guide to British Piers. 38pp. orig. wrappers, 1st edit., 1979. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16574] £5


MILES, W.J: Modern Practical Farriery, A Complete System of the Veterinary Art As at Present Practised at the Royal Veterinary College, London. . . 48 plates, many in colour, other wood-engraved illus. in text, index viii+vi+538+96pp. folio rebound in half blue morocco, spine gilt, William MacKenzie, n.d. [?c.1880] [ Ref: RGW18946] £50
*Most of the text concerns horses but there are sections of cattle, sheep and pigs.

NAPLIB. Directory of Aerial Photographic Collections in the United Kingdom. Index; 70pp. folio orig. pictorial covers, 1st edit., Aslib, 1993. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW15363] £10


NEWMAN, L.H.: Butterfly Farmer. 68 photographic llus., index; 208pp. orig. cloth, Country Book Club, 1954. In d.w. ( some small pieces missing) [ Ref: RGW18623] £10


NIXON, L.A.: Trans-Pennine Rail Routes. Photographic illus., plans; 160pp. Large folio orig cloth, 1st edit., Sparkford, Haynes & Oxford Publishing Co, 1988.Very Good copy in d.w. (small tears on back cover). [ Ref: RGW16392] £10


NOCK, O.S.: The Railways of Britain Past and Present. Illus., some colour, index; 120pp; crease to corner of early leaves. orig. cloth, B.T. Batsford, 1949. In d.w. [ Ref: RGW16343] £5


NORFOLK. ACT OF PARLIAMENT. An Act to enlarge the Powers of an Act of Twenty-fourth Year of His late Majesty, for making the River Nar, navigable, from the Town and Port of King's Lynn to Westacre in the County of Norfolk, and for making the said Act more effectutal. 20pp. folio, disbound, now in plain wrappers, 1770 . [ Ref: RGW16805] £15
*A detailed Act stating how commissionsers would be chosen and their powers, regulations for passing the locks, and the various penalties which could be imposed.

NORFOLK. ACT OF PARLIAMENT. An Act to Explaining and Making Effectual a late Statute concerning the Haven and Piers of the Burgh of Great Yarmouth, and for Confirming the Rights and Privileges of the said Burgh. 4pp. folio, disbound, now in plain wrappers, 1702. [ Ref: RGW16809] £12


NORTH, F.J. and Others: Snowdonia. Colour and black and white illus.; 469pp. orig. green cloth, 1st edit., New Naturalist series, Collins, 1949. Very good copy in d.w. (some spotting, frayed at head). [ Ref: RGW4007] £15


OGILBY, JOHN: Ogilby's Road Maps of England and Wales from Ogilby's "Britannia ", 1675. Map, and 100 double-page road strip maps. folio (15.75in x 10.75in) orig. cloth gilt, slight surface discolouration to cloth in parts, Facsimile reprint, Osprey, 1971. [ Ref: RGW4033] £55


OPPITZ, L.: Shropshire & Staffordshire Railways Remembered. Photograph illus.; 128pp. orig wrappers, Newbury, Countryside Books, 1993. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16346] £5


OSWALD, A.: Country Houses of Dorset. 212 illus., folding map, plans, index; 184pp. orig. cloth, 2nd revised edit., Country Life, 1959. Very good copy in torn d.w. [ Ref: RGW4086] £25


OWEN, T.: The Story of the Lovespoon. Colour and black and white illus.; 98pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Swansea, 1973. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW16964] £8


OXFORDSHIRE. AUCTION POSTER. PAXTON & HOLIDAY. Freehold Street Lower Heyford.The Household Furniture. . . Agriculture Implements. John Faggetter who is going abroad. Below catalogue of 156 lots. small tears, Bicester, T.W. Pankhurst, 22 May 1907. 22 x 17.5in [ Ref: RGW15602] £35


PAGE, R.: The Decline of an English Village. Illus. by ROGER PHILLIPPO; x+198pp. orig. cloth. 1st edit., Bird's Farm Books, 2004. Very good copy in d.w. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. [ Ref: RGW15036] £10


PAGE, W. (Ed.): The Victoria History of the County of Durham. Volume One. Plates, illus., maps, index; xxiv+422pp. folio orig. red cloth gilt, Dawsons, Reprint of 1st edit. of 1905, 1968. Fine copy. [ Ref: RGW20065] £28
*This volume includes sections on natural history, archaeology and the Boldon Book.

PAGE, W. (Ed.): The Victoria History of the County of Durham. Volume Two. Plates, illus., maps, index; xii+429pp. folio orig. red cloth gilt, Dawsons, Reprint of 1st edit. of 1907, 1968. Fine copy. [ Ref: RGW20066] £30


PALMER, W.T. The English Lakes. 32 colour plates by A. HEATON COOPER, map, index; viii+192pp; some spotting. orig. blue cloth, spine gilt, slight wear on extremities, A. & C. Black, 1929. Very good bright copy. [ Ref: RGW16608] £10


PARRY, K.: Trans-Pennine Heritage Hills, People and Transport. Photographic and other illus., maps, index; 199pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., 1981. Very goood copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW16940] £8


PAYNE, D.: Dorset Harbours. Illus., index; 156pp; some spotting on title. orig. cloth, 1st edit., 1953. in d.w (damaged on spine) [ Ref: RGW18909] £5


PEARCE, D. & BINNEY, M. (Ed.) Off the Rails, Saving Railway Architecture. Exhibition Catalogue RIBA March 1977. Photographiic. llus.; 68pp; some leaves creased. orig wrappers, 1st edit., SAVE. 1977. [ Ref: RGW16249] £5


PENNICK, N.: The Ancient Science of Geomancy Man in Harmony with the Earth. Illus., diagrams; 180pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Thames & Hudson, 1979. In d.w. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16452] £5


PENOYRE, J.: Traditional Houses of Somerset. 160pp. folio cloth, Somerset Books, 2014. In d.w. [ Ref: RGW18801] £20
*This book, illustrated by photographs and drawings of local stones, building styles, house plans, roof structures and the more decorative features of the houses, explores the local traditional buildings that extend in date from the late-thirteenth century to the beginning of the eighteenth. The book is arranged in two main sections, the first covering some aspects of the physical and historical background against which all the buildings are seen, and the second examining the buildings themselves. These include small manor houses, farmhouses, village and some town houses together with farm groups from various parts of the county. The book also includes some examples of individual house surveys.

PERLIN, J.: A Forest Journey The Role Of Wood in the Development of Civilization. Illus., index; 445pp. Paperback, slight marks on covers, Harvard University Press, 1991. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW17345] £8


PHILLIPS, G.R.: Brigantia A Mysteriography. Illus., maps and index; viii+224pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Routledge Kegan Paul, 1976. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW14974] £10


PITSTONE PARISH COUNCIL. Pitstone 2000. The Village from the Earliest Times to the Present. Illus., some colour; 88pp. folio orig. wrappers, 1999. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW17230] £5


PIXTON, B.: Oxford Worcester & Wolverhampton Railway Portrait of a Famous Route Part Two: Worcester to Wolverhampton. Photographic illus.; 96pp. folio orig. pictorial wrappers, 1st edit., Runpast Publishing, 2004. Very Good copy. [ Ref: RGW16402] £10


PIXTON, B. & HOOPER, J: Leeds Termini Great Provincial Stations. Photographic illus.; 64pp. folio orig. pictorial wrappers, Nottingham, Book Law, Railbus Publications, 2006. Very Good copy. [ Ref: RGW16403] £8


POLLARD, P.: Cornwall. Vision of England Series. Illus. by SVEN BERLIN, photographic illus., index, map; 48pp text. orig.pictorial boards, 1st edit., Paul Elek, 1947. Very good copy in d.w. (frayed, now repaired) [ Ref: RGW16621] £8


PONTEY, W. The Forest Pruner; Or, Timber Owner's Assistant: A Treatise on the Training or Management of British Timber Trees; Whether intended for Use, Ornament, or Shelter: including an Explanation of the Causes of their General Diseases and Defects, with the Means of Prevention and Remedies, where practicable: Also, an Examination of the Properties of English Fir Timber; With Remarks on the Old and Outlines of a New System for the Management of Oak Woods. Frontispiece of the Woburn Beech, 7 other engraved plates, including 4 printed in sepia with hand tinting, three of which are folding, index; 278pp; title foxed, small stain at head of early leaves. 8vo contemp. half tan leather, green marbled boards, spine gilt, with black leather label, some wear on extremities, 2nd edit., Sold by J. Harding, 1808. A very good copy. [ Ref: RGW13122] £100
*William Pontey [1782-1831], who had a nursery near Huddersfield, wrote a number of highly regarded books on trees. On the title page, he describes himself as "Planter and Forest Pruner" to the Dukes of Bedford. In the advertisement at the end of the book, it states he will give "Directions and Designs in every Department of Ornamental Gardening.

POPHAM, F.S. (Ed.): A History of Christianity in Yorkshire. 160pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Wallington, 1954. In d.w. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16451] £5


POTTER, H.: The Last Number Ones. Colour and black and whitre illus.; 96pp. Paperback, 1st edit., Burton-on-Trent, 2007. [ Ref: RGW17890] £12
* Joe and Rose Skinner were the last people to own and operate their narrowboat to transport cargo. With a CD-ROM of interviews with Joe and Rose.

PRIESTLEY, J.B.: English Journey. Photographic illus., index; 320pp. orig. cloth, Book Club Associates, 1984. In d.w. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16976] £15
*This Jubilee Edition, published fifty years after the original, is illustrated with evocative photographs from the 1930s.

PULMAN, G.P.R.: The Book of the Axe; containing a Piscatorial Description of that Stream and Historical Sketches of all the Parishes and Remarkable Places upon its Banks. Large folding map, 15 plates and numerous text illus., index; viii+906pp. orig. cloth, Bath, Facsimile reprint of 4th edit., 1875, (1969). Very good in d.w. [ Ref: RGW7396] £30
*This is a reprint of the best edition of "The Book of the Axe".

RAILWAY CLEARING HOUSE. Official Hand-Book of Stations including Junctions, Sidings, Colleries, Works, &c on the Railways in Great Britain and Ireland, Showing the Station Accommodation, Crane Power, County, Company and Position. 1929. 776pp; extensive creasing to first 13 and last few leaves, wear on some corners, small portion of one corner missing on one leaf, small hole in last leaf. 4to orig. brown embossed cloth gilt, very worn, spine strengthened with paper, Published by the Railway Clearing House, 1929. Apart from the defects mentioned at the beginning and the end, the main body of the text is in good condition. Loosely inserted, 'New Opening and Alterations in Names of Stations, &c., to be included in the hand-Book of Stations. (Feb 1938) [ Ref: RGW16169] £75


RAILWAY AND SHIPPING PUBLISHING COMPANY. Publisher) The Green ABC Railway Guide June 1943. Time tables, adverts; 129pp. orig. printed wrappers, Birmingham, 1943. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16186] £25


RAILWAY GAZETTE. The Railway Handbook 1941-1942.. Diagrams, tables; 104pp. orig. pictorial wrappers, Railway Publishing Company, 1941. [ Ref: RGW16190] £10


THE RAILWAY MAGAZINE. Gradients of the British Main-Line Railways. Cross-sections of lines. oblong 8vo orig red cloth, slight wear, 1st edit., Railway Publishing Co, 1947. Clean copy. [ Ref: RGW16152] £10


RANSOM, P.J.G.: The Archaeology of Railways. Photograph illus., some in colour, index; 304pp. 4to orig cloth, 1st edit., World's Work Ltd, 1981. In d.w. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16414] £5


REAR. W.G.: LMS Branch Lines in North Wales.Vol. One. Bangor to Afonwen, Llanberis and Nantlle. Photographic illus., diagrams, plans; 170pp; faint cockling to some leaves. folio orig. cloth, 1st edit., Wild Swan Publications, 1989. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW16349] £20


REAR, W.G.: Scenes from the Past 18: Railways of North Wales. Railways Along the Clywd Valley Corwen to Rhyl via Ruthin, Denbigh and St. Asaph. Photographic illus, plans;.112pp. folio orig pictorial wrappers, Foxlines Publishing, 1993. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16359] £20


REAR, W.G. & JONES, N.: Scenes from the Past 9: Railways of North Wales. The Llangollen Line Ruabon to Barmouth.. Photographic illus, plans;. folio orig pictorial wrappers, Foxlines Publishing, 1990. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16351] £10


REAR, W.G. & WILLIAMS, M.F.: Scenes from the Past 4: The Cambrian Coast Railways. 181 photographic illus, plans. folio orig pictorial wrappers, Foxlines Publishing, 1988. [ Ref: RGW16361] £8


REES, V.: Mid Western Wales Cardiganshire & Merioneth A Shell Guide. Numerous photographic illus., some by John Piper, map, index; 148pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Faber & Faber, 1968. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW16567] £20


REID, P.: Burke's Guide to Country Houses. Vol. II. Herefordshire, Shropshire Warwickshire Worcestershire. Over 700 photographic illus.; x+245pp. folio orig. cloth, 1st edit., 1980. In d.w. [ Ref: RGW13710] £25


RENDER, B.: Leeds Tramcars A Penny Ride to Town. 1933-50. Photographic illus., plans; 192pp. orig. pictorial wrappers, 1st edit., Barnsley, Wharncliffe Books, 2000. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16628] £5


REGISTRAR-GENERAL. H.M.S.O.: Lists of Non-Parochial Registers and Records in the Custody of the Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages. vi+116pp. folio orig. blue wrappers, a little wear, a few tears on spines, W. Clowes, for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1841. [ Ref: RGW14940] £10
*This work was circulated to all those who had deposited such records. This was sent to the Wesleyan Minister at Uppermill and contains letters from the Registrar-General.

REYNOLDS, J.: Windmills & Watermills. Photographic illus., index; 196pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Praeger Publishers, 1974. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW14159] £10


RILEY, R.C.: Railway History in Pictures. The West Country. Colour frontis., photographic illus., plans, index; 112pp; a little spotting. orig cloth, 1st edit., David & Charles, 1972. In d.w. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16366] £6


ROACH, F.A.: Cultivated Fruits of Britain Their Origin and History. Black and white illus., index; 349p. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Basil Blackwell, 1985. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW18871] £10


ROBERTS, J.: Cabbages & Kings The Origins of Fruit & Vegetables. Colour illus., index; 228pp; gift inscription on endpaper. orig. cloth, 1st edit., HarperCollins, 2001. Very good copy in d.w. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. [ Ref: RGW17314] £10


ROBERTSON, K.: More Odd Corners of the GWR from the Days of Steam. Photographic illus.; 130p folio orig. cloth, 1st edit., Sutton Publications, 2003. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW16934] £10


ROBINSON, SIR HENRY A.: Further Memories of Irish Life. 31 photogaphic illus.; 261pp. orig. green cloth, a little marking on front cover, slight wear on extremities, 1st edit., Herbert Jenkins, 1924. [ Ref: RGW19930] £20
*Sir Henry Robinson [1857-1927] was an Inspector for the Local Government Board for Ireland. This reminiscences are mainly of the West of Ireland.

ROLT, L.T.C: The Inland Waterways of England. Folding map, photographic illus., index; 221pp. orig. cloth, 2nd edit. George Allen & Unwin, 1979. Very good in d.w. [ Ref: RGW16943] £10


ROLT, SONIA: A Canal People The Photographs of Robert Longden. Illus., map; 154pp orig. pictorial wrappers, History Press, 2009. [ Ref: RGW17450] £15
*Photographs taken in the 1940s and 1950s at Hawkesbury Stop, a meeting place for narrow boats.

ROSE, R.E.: The LMS & LNER in Manchester. Photographic illus., plans; 128pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Ian Allan, 1987. In d.w. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16384] £10


SCOTLAND. KILMARNOCK. Five 18th century legal documents or "Instruments of Seasin", one signed by the Countess of Kilmarnock, and four signed by Charles Dalrymple, as entered in the Register, in ink, on, vellum, concerning property in Kilmarnock including "Galrigs", "Red Brae", "Braefoot", and "Blackmoss", persons named include Laurence Nugent, John Glen, Andrew McClure, and William Muir. 1719-1764. [ Ref: RGW12316] £95
*Informative documents which give details of property, its position by reference to nearby property and occupiers, as well as the trades of those involved in the transaction. A property in the Red Brae is described as, "Next to the Kine (cow) watering".

SCOTT, WILLIAM: Stourbridge and its Vicinity, containing a Topographical Description of the Parish of Old Swinford, including the Township of Stourbridge, with the adjoining Parishes ... Antiquities, Itinerary, Memorable Occurrences and Memoirs Geological, Mineralogical, Botanical, &c. Half-title, engraved frontispiece (some offsetting), and 5 other engraved plates, index, errata leaf at end; xxiv+611pp. 8vo contemp. half brown morocco gilt, spine with raised band, t.e.g, 1st edit., Stourbridge, 1832. Autograph letter from J.A. Mobberley to G. Moody thanking him for information on Stourbridge fireclay. [ Ref: RGW17502] £125


SCOTT, WILLIAM: Stourbridge and its Vicinity, containing a Topographical Description of the Parish of Old Swinford, including the Township of Stourbridge, with the adjoining Parishes ... Antiquities, Itinerary, Memorable Occurrences and Memoirs Geological, Mineralogical, Botanical, &c. Half-title, index, errata leaf at end; xxiv+611pp; spotting to some pages. 8vo contemp. half leather, worn, spine damaged, 1st edit., Stourbridge, 1832. [ Ref: RGW17510] £50
*It would appear there were copies issued without the plates.

SCREETON, P.: Quicksilver HeritageThe Mystic Leys: Their Legacy of Ancient Wisdom. 11 illus., index; 304pp; a little spotting on endpapers. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Wellingborough, Thorsons, 1974. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW14982] £8


SETTLE-CARLISLE RAILWAY. The Settle-Carlisle Railway. A Pictorial Guide. Colour illus. orig. pictorial wrappers, Kingfisher Productions, 1998. Fine copy. [ Ref: RGW16363] £5


SEYMOUR, J.: Voyage into England. Photographic illus., index; 158pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., David & Charles, 1966. Very good copy in d.w. (worn) [ Ref: RGW17899] £10


SHANNON, P. & HILLMER, J.: British Railways Past and Present. No. 3 The North West. Photographic illus.; 104pp. folio orig. pictorial wrappers, 1st edit., Carnforth, Silver Link Publications, 1986. Fine copy. [ Ref: RGW16388] £5


SHANNON, P. & HILLMER, J.: British Railways Past and Present. No. 6 Cheshire & North Wales Photographic illus.; 104pp. folio orig. pictorial wrappers, 1st edit., Carnforth, Silver Link Publications, 1988. Fine copy. [ Ref: RGW16389] £5


SHORTHORN SOCIETY. Shorthorn Breeders' Guide 1923 Illustrated with a Short History of the Breed and its Capabilities, Accounts of Shows and Sales in 1922, and Articles of General Interest to Shorthorn Breeders. Numerous photographic illus. in text, 4 maps, index; 238pp. orig. red cloth gilt, a little wear, Council of the Shorthorn Society, 1923. [ Ref: RGW19086] £25


SHORTHORN SOCIETY. Shorthorn Breeders' Guide 1925 Illustrated with a Short History of the Breed and its Capabilities, Accounts of Shows and Sales in 1924, and Articles of General Interest to Shorthorn Breeders. Numerous photographic illus. in text, 4 maps, index; 270pp. orig. red cloth gilt, rather dull, Council of the Shorthorn Society, 1925. [ Ref: RGW19083] £25


SHORTHORN SOCIETY. Shorthorn Breeders' Guide 1928 Illustrated with a Short History of the Breed and its Capabilities, Accounts of Shows and Sales in 1927, and Articles of General Interest to Shorthorn Breeders. Numerous photographic illus. in text, 4 maps, index; 292pp. orig. red cloth gilt, a little marking, Council of the Shorthorn Society, 1928. [ Ref: RGW19085] £25


SHORTHORN SOCIETY. Shorthorn Breeders' Guide 1929 Illustrated with a Short History of the Breed and its Capabilities, Accounts of Shows and Sales in 1928, and Articles of General Interest to Shorthorn Breeders. Numerous photographic illus. in text, 4 maps, index; 320pp. orig. red cloth gilt, Council of the Shorthorn Society, 1929. [ Ref: RGW19223] £25


SHORTHORN SOCIETY. Shorthorn Breeders' Guide 1930 Illustrated with a Short History of the Breed and its Capabilities, Accounts of Shows and Sales in 1929, and Articles of General Interest to Shorthorn Breeders. Numerous photographic illus. in text, 4 maps, index; 288pp. orig. red cloth gilt, a little marking, Council of the Shorthorn Society, 1930. [ Ref: RGW19084] £25


SHORTHORN SOCIETY. Shorthorn Breeders' Review 1938 Illustrated. Numerous photographic illus. in text, folding map, index; 244pp. orig. cloth-backed boards. Council of the Shorthorn Society, 1938. [ Ref: RGW19087] £25


SHRUBSOLE, EDGAR: The Fisherman's Handbook. 122 illus., including photographic plates by the Author, index; xvi+190pp; small tears to last few leaves. orig. green cloth gilt, 1st edit. John Lane, 1904. [ Ref: RGW19133] £15


SIMMONS, J.: St Pancras Station. 51 illus., index; 120pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., George Allen and Unwin, 1968. In d.w. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16385] £25


THOMAS SKINNER & Co. Publisher) The ABC Railway Guide and Hotel Guide October 1959. Time tables, adverts; 708pp. orig. printed wrappers, 1959. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16188] £15


SMITH, D.J.: New Street Remembered. The Story of Birmingham's New Street Railway Station 1854-1967 Illus., diagrams; 124pp. orig pictorial boards, 1st edit., Birmingham, Barbryn Press, 1984. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16255] £10


SMITHSON, A. & P.: The Euston Arch and the Growth of the London, Midland & Scottish Railway Artists. 290 illus.; 76pp; some fainting staining. oblong folio (10 x 15in) orig cloth-backed laminated pictorial boards, corners bumped, spine damaged, 1st edit., Thames & Hudson, 1968. [ Ref: RGW16410] £25


SOMERSET. ACT OF PARLIAMENT. An Act for Prolonging the Term for Payment of certain Duties Granted by an Act made in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Years of His late Majesty King William, Intituled, An Act for Recovering, Securing, and Keeping in Repair the Harbour of Minehead, for the Benefit and Support of the Navigation and Trade of this Kingdom. 7pp. folio, disbound, now in plain wrappers, 1712. [ Ref: RGW16814] £15


SOMERSET. NORTHOVER. ROBERT GRAY of DUCHY OF CORNWALL. LETTER, Signed, from Somerset Place, to George Tucson, Northover House, 22 February 1811, concerning the disputed title of a cottage in Northover; 4pp. folio, with conjugate leaf, seal tear, 1811. [ Ref: RGW18845] £25
*Northover was a small parish now part of Ilchester. On the conjugate leaf, are copies of two earlier letters about the dispute one from Gray and another from Edward Scadding stating how he came to own it. The Duchy Of Cornwall claimed they owned the cottage as part of the manor of Stoke sub Hamdon, but did not have a rental record.George Tucson was a solicitor who built Northover House. The cottage was occupied by John Sugg, a shoemaker. It is recorded his house was used for nonconformist religious meetings in 1815.

SOMERSET. SOUTH CADBURY. MANUSCRIPT, in ink, 'Draft of South Cadbury Tythe Rent Charge Appointment 1849'. contained in old exercise book. 22pp. 19th century. [ Ref: RGW17859] £30


[SPEED, JOHN] TAYLOR, E.G.R.: An Atlas of Tudor England and Wales. 40 colour maps; 32pp; sellotape marks on endpapers. orig. boards, 1st edit., King Penguin, 1951. Very good copy in d.w. (small tears) [ Ref: RGW14985] £5


SPEIGHT, H.: The Craven and North-West Highlands being a Complete Accouint of the History, Scenery and Antiquities of that Romantic District. With an introduction by W.R. Mitchell. Folding map,photographic and other illus., index; 470pp. orig. cloth, Ottley, Smith Settle reprint of 1892 edit., 1989. Very good copy in d.w. (small tear) [ Ref: RGW16421] £25


STABB, J.: Devon Church Antiquities being a Description of Many Objects of Interest in the Old Parish Churches of Devonshire. Vol. I (All Published). 138 photographic plates, index; xii+152pp.; small marginal tears to a few leaves. orig. cloth gilt, slight wear on extremities, 1st edit., 1909. [ Ref: RGW19225] £10


STAFFORDSHIRE. HANDSWORTH. An Act for Dividing and Inclosing the Open Field, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Manor of Handsworth, in the County of Stafford. 26pp. folio, stitched as issued, traces of fold, 1st edit, n.p., 1791. [ Ref: RGW7333] £20


STAFFORDSHIRE. SOTHEBY'S. Sandon Hall. 583 lots, illus.; 60pp. orig wrappers, October 1992. Price list loosely inserted. [ Ref: RGW19527] £5


STANMORE & HARROW HISTORICAL SOCIETY. Two Thousand Years: The Long Journey. The Millenium Publication. Illus.; iv+93pp. folio orig. wrappers, 2000. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW17227] £10


STEP, E.: Sketches of Country Life and other Papers. 160 photographic illus., index; viii+216pp; some spotting. orig. cloth, some wear, 1st edit., 1910. [ Ref: RGW18102] £10


STEPHENS, HENRY: Stephens' Book of the Farm. Dealing exhaustively with every Branch of Agriculture. Revised and Largely Rewritten by James MacDonald. 3 vols. 68 plates and plans including photographs of livestock,and numerous other wood-engraved and photographic illus. and plans in text, indexes. Large 8vo orig. green morocco-backed cloth, spines gilt, a little marking to cloth, one corner damaged, one vol. torn at head of spine, t.e.g., 5th edit., William Blackwood and Sons, 1908. [ Ref: RGW18944] £180
*A revised edition of a comprehensive book on British agriculture. The photographic plates provide a valuable record of the various breeds of animals.

STOCKS, W.B. Pennine Journey being the History of the Railways, Tramways and Canals in Huddersfield and District. Photographic illus., tables; 98pp. orig. pictorial wrappers, Huddersfield, The Advertiser Press, 1960. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16180] £10


STOCKTON & DARLINGTON RAILWAY. 150th Anniversary Stockton and Darlington Railway. 11 facsimiles of prints and posters. Portfolio (13in x 11in) orig. wrappers, Darlington, 1975. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16923] £10


BOROUGH OF STOURBRIDGE. Bye-Laws and Standing Orders regulating the Proceedings and Business of the Town Council. 35pp. orig. wrappers, 1st edit., Stourbridge, Mark & Moody, 1923. [ Ref: RGW17518] £10


STRATTON, MARY: Bruges A Record and An Impression. Illus. by CHARLES WADE, index; xiv+163pp. orig. cloth gilt, wear on extremities, 1st edit., Batsford, 1936. Inscribed by the artist GORDON HOME [1878-1969], and with an autograph letter from him, loosely inserted, [ Ref: RGW18583] £15


STRONG, R.: The Laskett The Story of a Garden Colour and black and white illus, plans; 272pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Bantam Press, 2003. In marked d.w. [ Ref: RGW17691] £10


SUFFOLK. ACT OF PARLIAMENT. An Act for Enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for the better repairing and amending the Road leading from Ipswich to Cleydon, and the Road called the Pye Road, in the county of Suffolk, and for amending the Roads leading from Yaxley Bull through Eye, to Lanthorn Green in the said County. 20pp. folio, disbound, 1733. [ Ref: RGW16823] £15


SULLY, HENRY: Observations on, and Plain Directions for, All Classes of People, to Prevent the Fatal Effects of the Bites of Animals Labouring under Hydrophobia. Half-title, engraved plate 'Hydrophobic Injection' , addenda, & 'Horse Provender' iv+viii+78+4+10pp; a little light staining on early leaves, small wormhole in margin of last few leaves. 8vo half calf, spine gilt, part of upper joint splitting, some wear on extremities, 1st edit., Taunton, Printed for the Author, by J.W. Marriott, Published by R. Hall and Hunt Clarke, 1828. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR, 'To Sir Wm. Elford Bart with the authors respectful Compts March 1 1828' . Armorial bookplate of John Hall Parlby. [ Ref: RGW20069] £85
*Henry Sully was surgeon to Wiveliscombe Infirmiary and to the Duke of Cumberland. This work records a number of local rabies cases and repeats directions given earlier by Somerset doctors that the effects of rabies can be prevented if the saliva is wiped away and the bite thoroughly washed. Washing the wound with antispetic is still the first treatment for rabies. The understanding of rabies did not progress until Louis Pasteur published 'Sur la Rage' in 1881. The article on Horse Provender is about Sully's system for feeding horse chaff via a chute from a loft above the stable. Sir William Elford, 1st Baronet [1749-1837)] was an English banker, politician, and amateur artist from the West country.

SUMMERSON, J.: Architecture in Britain 1530 to 1830. 69 plans in text, 224 plates of black and white illus., bibliography, index; xx+391pp. orig. cloth, 4th edit., Revised, Pelican History of Art, 1963. [ Ref: RGW1128] £10


SURREY. F.I. P. DE LA CUESTA. PROBATE OF WILL, of Francisco de la Cuesta of Melton House, Anerley Park, in ink, on vellum, 1893. [ Ref: RGW12321] £10
*The executors included Antonio Cabero of Santander.

SURREY. PENGE. Conveyance of Land in Penge in the Parish of Battersea, in ink, on vellum, between James Beaumont and Thomas Smallbone, 1859. [ Ref: RGW12325] £15
*The land was in Oakfield Road near Laurel Grove and its position is indicated in the document by a small coloured plan.

SURTEES, ROBERT: History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham. With a new Introduction by Professor E. Birley. 4 vols. Plates, pedigrees, indexes; a few pencilled marginal notes. Large folio (15 x 9.5in) orig. purple cloth, Facsimile Edition, EP Publishing, reprint of original edition of 1816-40, 1972. Very good set in d.w.'s [ Ref: RGW20067] £175


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