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...<b>Official Guide to Towneley Hall  </b><br>, Allen, John
1 Allen, John ...Official Guide to Towneley Hall

Great Britain: Issued by the Art Gallery and Museum Sub-Committee, 1937.
 Reprinted from 1909 first printing.
 Stiff paper boards.
 57 pages; 18cm; 7.25 in. tall
 Fully illustrated with b/w photographs.
 
Towneley Hall is a museum that houses a variety of displays, encompassing natural history, Egyptology, local history, textiles, decorative art and regional furniture, together with an art gallery.

The art gallery includes a large collection of paintings, focusing on romantic Victorian and pre-Raphaelite art, with some earlier paintings. Of note are the gallery's Waterhouse paintings (including the original 'Destiny'), works by Poynter and Zoffany, and the ovine-themed paintings of 'Frozen Mutton' Farquharson. The Towneley family were an important Catholic family and once owned extensive estates in and around Burnley, the West Riding of Yorkshire, and County Durham.

Towneley Hall not only contains the 15th-century Whalley Abbey vestments, but also has its own chapel – with a finely carved altarpiece made in Antwerp around 1525. The hall was the home of the Towneley family for more than 500 years.

Stiff blue textured paper boards with dark blue title. Glued bindings firm. Minimal handling wear, no flaws.

County Borough of Burnley is a market town in Lancashire, England.

[Only six pre-WWII copies located in OCLC, none of this issue/date.]
 
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...<b> The Londoner's England Contemporary Water-Colours And Drawings Of London And The Home Counties </b><br>, Bott. Alan
2 Bott. Alan ... The Londoner's England Contemporary Water-Colours And Drawings Of London And The Home Counties

London: Avalon Press & William Collins, 1947
 First Edition – First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 8vo; viii, 191 sider, 88 tavler : ill. ; 29 cm.
 Illustrated with numerous double sided plates ; 16 in color.
 
Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. No flaws but gentle handling. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve, has minor wear to top edge on rear panel.
 
Price: 24.00 USD
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...<b>A Sketch of Old England</b><br>, By A New England Man [James Kirke Paulding, 1778-1860]
3 By A New England Man [James Kirke Paulding, 1778-1860] ...A Sketch of Old England

New York: London: Charles Wiley; Sir Richard Phillips & Co., 1822.
 First English Edition.
 Hardcover.
 
New York: Charles Wiley, 1822 Republished London: Sir Richard Phillips & Co., 1822 Both items appear on the title page. Believe this to be the London publication. Printer on Fleet Street appears at the bottom of last page. Thus, concluding this to be 1st English Edition. 1822 is the date of 1st issue.

James Kirke Paulding (August 22, 1778 - April 6, 1860) was an American writer and, for a time, the United States Secretary of the Navy. He became a close friend of Washington Irving.
Along with Irving, Paulding was associated with the "Knickerbocker group", a group which also included William Cullen Bryant, Gulian Crommelin Verplanck, Fitz-Greene Halleck, Joseph Rodman Drake, Robert Charles Sands, Lydia Maria Child, and Nathaniel Parker Willis.

Text block firm. Text clean, toned with some spotting. Half leather with stamped gilt spine title. Marbled paper covered boards. No endpages, as produced. Hinges tender but intact. Moderated wear to edges and spine. Corners rubbed.

The text contains caustic remarks and scathing criticisms of English mores, government, landscape, education, and the arts. Pauldin's observations were based more on his reading than first-hand knowledge. Still the American public received the book enthusiastically.
REF: Bodl: 014230979; LCon: 03000919, Am Ed; OCLC: 31203233; Sabin 59212; BAL 15696
 
Price: 125.00 USD

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...<b>Highways and Byways in London  </b><br>, Cook, E. T. Mrs.
4 Cook, E. T. Mrs. ...Highways and Byways in London

London: Macmillan and Company, 1927.
 Third Printing.
 Hardcover.
 Tissue-Guarded frontispiece.
 8vo; 8 inches tall. 480 pages with index.
 Illustrations by Hugh Thomson and F. L. Griggs.
 
“Mrs. Cook is an admirable guide; she knows her London in and out; she is equally at home in writing of Mayfair and of City courts, and she has a wealth of knowledge relating to literally and historical associations.

This, taken together with the fact that she is a writer who could not be dull if she tried, makes her book very delightful reading." From Graphic.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Ribbing on edges.
 
Price: 29.95 USD

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...<b> Her Majesty's Tower [Two Volume - Complete] </b><br>, Dixon, Hepworth
5 Dixon, Hepworth ... Her Majesty's Tower [Two Volume - Complete]

London, Paris, New York & Melbourne: Cassell & Company Limited, 1901.
 Popular edition.
 Hardcover.
 2 Vols. v1 480pp + 8pp adverts. v2 520pp + 8pp adverts.
 Illustrated with 16 coloured Plates and a Plan; chapter headers.
 
"The story of the Tower, from the alleged Julius Caesar Tower down to the present, is full of interest as a mere narrative of facts. When, however, the leading interests are set forth personally and dramatically with a pen almost as graphic as a pencil, and an enthusiasm which is infectious, the result naturally is a most readable and valuable volume.

Such a work as this of Mr. Dixon's will make the old walls live again, will inform or remind thousands of readers of what has occurred in Her Majesty's Tower, and will be welcome wherever some of the most tragic tales of England's growth and greatness are studied and admired." (Contemporary review from the Birmingham Journal)

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Unread Unused, Pages unopened. Spine sun-faded and spine bands pulled.
 
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...<b>Towns of New England and Old England, Ireland and Scotland </b>, Forbes, Allan
6 Forbes, Allan ...Towns of New England and Old England, Ireland and Scotland
New York: Tudor Publishing Company, 1936.
 First Edition, Thus.
 Hardcover in presentation box.
 
Two volumes printed as one in a presentation box. Profusely illustrated throughout with reproductions from old prints.

No flaw to book to note. Has a gift inscription. Clean and tight. Box has light Handling wear to corners.

Connecting links between cities and towns of New England and those of the same name in England Ireland and Scotland. Containing narratives, descriptions and many views some done from old prints. Also much information pertaining to the founders and settlers of New England and to their memorials on both sides of the Atlantic.br> 
Price: 135.00 USD

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...<b>In Search of England.</b>, Morton, H. V.
7 Morton, H. V. ...In Search of England.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1942. Later Printing. Hardcover,

 Illustrated with 16 fine Monochrome Photographs. 
Very interesting tour of England between the 2 World Wars.
8.75 inches tall. 317 Pages with index.
Decorated Endpages. Bindings tight and square.
Minimal handling wear. Spine a touch of sun-fading.

 
Price: 15.00 USD

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...<b>The English Village</b>, Muir, Richard
8 Muir, Richard ...The English Village
United Kingdom: Thames & Hudson, 1980. 0500241066 / 9780500241066 First Edition; First Printing; Hardcover in JAcket.
 
No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality,Dust jacket in protective Mylar sleeve. 174 illustrations, 22 in color.

 
Price: 10.00 USD

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...<b>Newnes Motorists Touring Maps and Gazetteer. Complete Section Maps of the British Isles.</b>, Newnes, George
9 Newnes, George ...Newnes Motorists Touring Maps and Gazetteer. Complete Section Maps of the British Isles.
London: Newnes, 1935 Hardcover,
 
Dark red with black tones simulated leather boards with guilt titles and decorations.
Bindings square and firm though a bit shaken. Text clean and toned. Maps in full color. Some minor spotting to front board. 11 inches tall.

 
Price: 20.00 USD

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...<b>Natural History of Selborne & Observations on Nature <br>[Natural History of Selborne & Observations on Nature] </b><br>, White, Gilbert; Burroughs, John: Introduction
10 White, Gilbert; Burroughs, John: Introduction ...Natural History of Selborne & Observations on Nature
[Natural History of Selborne & Observations on Nature]


New York: D. Appleton & CO., 1907.
 Later Printing.
 Hardcover.
 Illustrated by Clifton Johnson.
 
The Natural History of Selborne is a book by English naturalist and ornithologist Gilbert White. The book was published late in White's life, compiled from a mixture of his letters to other naturalists.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Minor fading to the spine. 8 inches tall. 231 pages, with publisher's advertisements. Contains The Naturalist's Calendar. Two volumes in one; this edition originally appeared in 1895 as a two volume set.
 
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...<b>Small Talk At Wreyland  [Third Series].</b>, [Devon, England] Torr, Cecil
11 [Devon, England] Torr, Cecil ...Small Talk At Wreyland [Third Series].
Cambridge: University Press, 1923. First Edition. Hardcover.

 Black/White photographs of Devon. 
Charming mixture of personal and local history and gossip regarding life in a small village.
"Wreyland is land by the Wrey, a little stream in Devonshire. The Wrey flows into the Bovey, and the Bovey into the Teign, and the Teign flows out into the sea at Teignmouth. The land is on the east side of the Wrey, just opposite the village of Lustleigh. It forms a manor, and gives its name to a hamlet of six houses, of which this is one."
Quarter oatmeal buckram lettered in black over original paper-covered boards. Tape supported corners. Bindings square and firm. Text clean with some toning. Moderate handling wear. 112 pages. 9 inches tall. Laid-in newspaper clipping by the author.

 
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...<b>The Eaton Tourists, or, A 'colloquial description' of the hall, grounds, gardens, &c. at Eaton : the seat of the Right Hon. Earl Grosvenor   </b><br>, [Eaton Hall, Cheshire][unspecified]
12 [Eaton Hall, Cheshire][unspecified] ...The Eaton Tourists, or, A 'colloquial description' of the hall, grounds, gardens, &c. at Eaton : the seat of the Right Hon. Earl Grosvenor

Chester, England: Printed and sold by J. Broster, Jun. & J. Cawthorne , 1824.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover.
 12mo; [4], 103, [1] pages, plates : illustrations, plan ; 17 cm.
 Illustrated 5 copper-etched plates and a two-page map.
 
The text consists of Thirteen discourses, chiefly dialogues between "Viator" and "Bibliopola." who colloquially describe the hall, grounds, gardens..... at Eaton.

Half-leather to marbled boards. Spine worn with no title showing has been improved with Japanese tissue-paper. Bindings firm with toning. hinges starting. A previous owner's name on top first blank page. Offsetting from plates

REF: OCLC: 83797161 - Two copies located in UK; Bodl: 014002027; Strong Catalog, 1844: 410; Chapman and Hall 479/80.
 
Price: 125.00 USD

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...<b> The XVIIIth Century in London: An Account of its Social Life and Arts. </b><br>, [England; Georgian] Chancellor. E. Beresford
13 [England; Georgian] Chancellor. E. Beresford ... The XVIIIth Century in London: An Account of its Social Life and Arts.

London: B.T. Batsford Ltd, 1920.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover.
 271 pages with an index.
 Illustrated with 190 plates and a color frontispiece.
 
Beresford Chancellor's account of life in the Georgian heyday of London addresses the social life of the period; the topography of the capital itself; pleasure resorts; clubs, coffee-houses, and taverns; great houses and public buildings; churches; the arts during the period generally; and architectural relics of the period.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Previous owner’s embossed seal on free end page. Corners and spine tops rubbed.
 
Price: 24.00 USD

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...<b>Seaside Watering Places: A Description of Holiday Resorts on the Coasts of England and Wales, The Channel Islands, and The Isle of Man, Including the Gayest and the Quietest Places.  </b><br>, [England] Author Unknown]
14 [England] Author Unknown] ...Seaside Watering Places: A Description of Holiday Resorts on the Coasts of England and Wales, The Channel Islands, and The Isle of Man, Including the Gayest and the Quietest Places.

London: L. Upcott Gill, [no date c1890]
 Sixth Edition,
 Stiff Wraps,
 Illustrated throughout, including advertising.
 
An interesting, informative and difficult to locate guidebook of the English coast resorts at the end of the 19th Century.

From title page: Giving Full Particulars of Them and Their Attractions, and All Other Information Likely to Assist Persons In Selecting Places In Which To Spend Their Holidays According To Their Individual Tastes.

Text is 324 pages followed by a 45 page 1889 – 90 Business Directory; 13 page book catalogue and several unnumbered advertisements.

Illustrated throughout, including advertising. Adverts have toned, text is clean with light even toning.Bindings firm, text clean. Cover has some hand soiling.

REF: Bodl: 014754167; BLL: 01014824019; ECB: 570
 
Price: 60.00 USD

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...<b> Highways and Byways in Oxford and Cotswolds </b><br>, [England] Evans, Herbert A.
15 [England] Evans, Herbert A. ... Highways and Byways in Oxford and Cotswolds

London: Macmillan and CO., Limited, 1919.
 Second Printing.
 Hardcover.
 Numerous illustrations drawn by Griggs, Frederick.
 
Previous owner's gift inscription on front free endpage. [Possibly from the illustrator]

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear; minor rubs to tips. 8 inches tall; 407 pages with index and Publisher's Advertisements.

Oxfordshire was recorded as a county in the early years of the 10th century and is situated on land between the River Thames to the south, the Cotswolds to the west, the Chilterns to the east and the Midlands to the north, with spurs running south to Henley-on-Thames and north to Banbury.

 
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…<b>The Folk-Speech of Cumberland and Some Districts Adjacent, Being Short Stories and Rhymes in the Dialects of the West Border Counties.</b>, [England] Gibson, A. C.
16 [England] Gibson, A. C. The Folk-Speech of Cumberland and Some Districts Adjacent, Being Short Stories and Rhymes in the Dialects of the West Border Counties.
London: Bemrose & Sons, 1891.
 4th Edition.
 HArdcover.
 
Publisher’s cloth covered boards. Spine titles in gilt. Spine has sun-fading with spotting to the cloth. Bindings firm and square, Moderate shelf handling. Text clean with a hint of even toning.

A charming book of stories and rhymes in the Cumberland folk dialect.
 
Price: 40.00 USD

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...<b>Highways and Byways in Devon & Cornwall  </b><br>, [England] Norway, Atthur H.
17 [England] Norway, Atthur H. ...Highways and Byways in Devon & Cornwall

London: Macmillan and CO. Limited, 1907.
 Later Edition.
 Hardcover.
 391 pages with publisher's adverts. 8 inches tall.
 Illustrations by Joseph Pennell & Hugh Thomson.
 
Later Edition/printing Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear with corner and spine tips rubbing.

Illustrated with a frontispiece, numerous illustrations (many full-page) in the text and a folding map colored in outline.
 
Price: 16.95 USD

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...<b>Mediaeval Byways  </b>, [England] Salzmann, L.F.
18 [England] Salzmann, L.F. ...Mediaeval Byways
London: Constable & Co, 1913 Hardcover in Dust Jacket. Hardcover.

 Illustrated in text by George E. Kruger with an additional 37 b/w plates and Frontispiece.

 
Inscription by author on front free endpage. /From the author to his good friend Dorling/. Bookplate of Edward Earle Dorling.

8.5 inches tall. 192 pages. Illustrated in text by George E. Kruger with an additional 37 b/w plates and Frontispiece. Bindings tight and square. Light handling wear. Some scattered foxing in text; Otherwise clean. Foxing to preliminaries. Textblock rough-cut.

An entertaining book of essays that are not to be taken, according to the author, too seriously.

The half dozen essays it contains were first published in the Oxford and Cambridge Review and are now reprinted not to instruct and edify but rather to interest and amuse The various chapters are Entitled: Wise Men and Others; Highways Carnations Death and Doctors; Those in Authority; Ivory and Apes; and Peacocks Under.

These headings are Discussed in a cheery fashion. Such topics as alchemists and magic the journey of Geoffrey of Langley on His embassy to the Tartar court in 1292 costumes coronation and feasts cases of accidental death the use of gems in medicine the tyrannies and troubles of Officials and the importation of elephants ostriches bears and the like.

The author has culled many curious incidents from the printed and manuscript records.

 
Price: 19.95 USD

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…<b>Excursions in the County of Cornwall,<br> Comprising a Concise Historical and Topographical Delineation of the Principal Towns and Villages, together with Descriptions of the Residences of the Nobility and Gentry, Remains of Antiquity, and Every Other Interesting Object of Curiosity; Forming a Complete Guide for the Traveller and Tourist; Illustrated with Fifty Engravings, Including a Map of the County.</b><br>, [England] Stockdale, F. W. L.
19 [England] Stockdale, F. W. L. Excursions in the County of Cornwall,
Comprising a Concise Historical and Topographical Delineation of the Principal Towns and Villages, together with Descriptions of the Residences of the Nobility and Gentry, Remains of Antiquity, and Every Other Interesting Object of Curiosity; Forming a Complete Guide for the Traveller and Tourist; Illustrated with Fifty Engravings, Including a Map of the County.


London: Simpkin and Marshall, 1824.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Leather.
 xi/171 pages plus upaginated index. Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5".
 Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author, an engraved half title page and fifty plates offering views of historical sites and landmarks of the peninsula in southwestern England. Fold-out map of Cornwall.
 
Collated and all called-for illustrations are present.

Bound in green leather, with raised bands, ornate gilt decorations and a gilt-lettered black leather label to the spine. Adorned with marbled edges and endpapers.

External handling wear, with light soiling and rubbing to the covers. Bindings tight and square. A previous owner's elegantly written notations appear on a blank pages at the front and rear of the volume. Pages and engraved plates exhibit scattered foxing and offsetting opposite plates. Pages 62 and 63 have a closed tear to the bottom half (measuring approximately 3.5 inches; text not affected).

REF: Bodl: 014227818; OCLC: 59532714 Not in Tooney;
 
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...<b> Islands </b><br>, [Isles of Scilly] Fowles, John
20 [Isles of Scilly] Fowles, John ... Islands

London: Jonathan Cape Ltd., 1978.
 0224014986
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 Signed by the author John Fowles on the title page with the date.
 Small 4to; 108 pages with a list of photographs/locations.
 Illustrated with photographs by Fay Godwin. 53 full-page b&w photographic plates plus 11 photographic text illustrations.
 
Fowles has written a deeply personal work to analyze his attraction to the Scillies and all islands. The Isles of Scilly are an archipelago off the south western tip of the Cornish peninsula of Great Britain. It is the southernmost location in the United Kingdom.

British photography has not had a more poetic interpreter of ancient landscape.

John Fowles, an English novelist of international stature, critically positioned between modernism and postmodernism, his work reflects the influence of Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, among others.

No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.
 
Price: 100.00 USD

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...<b>The Eaton Tourists, or, A 'colloquial description' of the hall, grounds, gardens, &c. at Eaton : the seat of the Right Hon. Earl Grosvenor   </b><br>, [Eaton Hall, Cheshire][unspecified]
...The Eaton Tourists, or, A 'colloquial description' of the hall, grounds, gardens, &c. at Eaton : the seat of the Right Hon. Earl Grosvenor

[Eaton Hall, Cheshire][unspecified]
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