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ORDNANCE SURVEY MEMOIRS OF IRELAND VOLUME EIGHT (8).  PARISHES OF COUNTY ANTRIM II, 1832-8.  LISBURN AND SOUTH ANTRIM., Day, Angelique and McWilliams, Patrick, editors.
81 Day, Angelique and McWilliams, Patrick, editors. ORDNANCE SURVEY MEMOIRS OF IRELAND VOLUME EIGHT (8). PARISHES OF COUNTY ANTRIM II, 1832-8. LISBURN AND SOUTH ANTRIM.
Belfast / Dublin Institute of Irish Studies / Royal Irish Academy 1991 0853893756 / 9780853893752 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
143 pp, 10" H. 4 b&w maps. "The Memoirs are a uniquely detailed source for the history of the northern half of Ireland immediately before the Great Famine. They were written in the 1830s to accompany the 6" Ordnance Survey maps, but with one exception were not published at the time. In this new edition they act as a nineteenth century Domesday book and are essential to the understanding of the cultural heritage of our communities. The Memoirs document the landscape and situation, buildings and antiquities, land-holdings and population, employment and livelihood of the parishes. This volume contains the Memoirs for 5 parishes on the southern border of Antrim, detailing the important town of Lisburn and including the areas of Lambeg, Drumbeg, Derryaghy and the village of Dunmurry in the immediate vicinity of Belfast. The material gives a fascinating and unique insight into life in this vibrant area over one hundred and fifty years ago." Slight lean to spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
82 Derham, Roy C. VINDICATRIX: THE STORY OF A SHIP WITH THREE NAMES, MANY LIVES, AND SEVERAL ROLES, FINALLY AS A TRAINING SHIP FOR 70,000 BOYS.
Buckingham Baron 2000 0860235181 / 9780860235187 Fourth Edition Hard Cover Good+ Inscribed By Author
145 pp, large 8vo (9 13/16" H) - glazed pictorial boards - no dust jacket (as issued?). Inscribed by author on front free endpaper: "With best wishes Roy Derham". Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Acknowledgements; Foreword by J.K. Rice-Oxley CBE; Introduction; Final Voyage; Ship 338 Arranmore; The Maiden City Line; Russell & Co. Shipbuilders; Maiden Voyage; Sailing On; Algoa Bay; Back to Sea; The Last Journey?; Waltraute; Montevideo; On Submarine Service; In the Docks; Power and the Pool; School in Sharpness; Missions to Seamen; To be a Vindi-Boy; Appendices: Staff 1939-1966; Ship's fittings; Sources; Index. Small bump at corners of boards and at top/bottom of spine, shallow bump on fore-edge of front board, two very small shallow bumps at top edge of rear board, light fading to color on spine and at top edge of front board. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
MAIDEN VOYAGES;  TALES OF YOUNG SEAMEN.  VINDI BOYS' FIRST TRIPS TO SEA., Derham, Roy, arranged and edited by.  Inscribed.
83 Derham, Roy, arranged and edited by. Inscribed. MAIDEN VOYAGES; TALES OF YOUNG SEAMEN. VINDI BOYS' FIRST TRIPS TO SEA.
Buckingham Baron 2002 0860236714 / 9780860236719 Limited Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
211 pp, 8vo (8 13/16" H). Number 528 of a limited edition. INSCRIBED ON LIMITATION PAGE, "WITH BEST WISHES, ROY DERHAM". B&w illustrations. "Twelve weeks with TS 'Vindicatrix' prepared young lads for a life at sea, but not for the first trip - on liner, coaster, collier or cargo boat, cruise ship, tanker or tramp steamer. Often bullied, invariably seasick; cold, wet, hungry and initially miserable, most matured to become old hands - stewards, cooks or sometimes Master. Others swore never to go to sea again, and over four hundred lost their young lives for their country. Many became Distressed Seamen, yet survived. Some were torpedoed, sometimes more than once; some found themselves in prison camps. Others sailed to exotic places and met strange people. A few jumped ship and several fell overboard. Some were pushed. Most of them had strange experiences, saw far flung lands, and made lifetime friends. Many fell in love with the sea while some hated it but it earnt the respect of them all. Most express few regrets and all those in this book remember it well - that first trip as a graduate Vindi-boy, untried, uncertain and just a little afraid. This is the sum of the maiden voyages of over fifty Vindi-boys, who learnt their trade with the old lady of Sharpness between 1939 and 1966." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - spine very slightly cocked, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
SECRETS OF THE GOTHA.  PRIVATE LIVES OF THE ROYAL FAMILIES OF EUROPE., Diesbach, Ghislain de.  Translated from the French by Margaret Crosland.
84 Diesbach, Ghislain de. Translated from the French by Margaret Crosland. SECRETS OF THE GOTHA. PRIVATE LIVES OF THE ROYAL FAMILIES OF EUROPE.
New York Barnes & Noble. 1993 156619086X / 9781566190862 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
392 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). "For this witty account of the European nobility, (the author) has taken as his inspiration that most illustrious of social registers: the 'Almanch de Gotha', first published in 1764 and still on the shelves of all who look back with nostalgia upon 'that happy period - when the monarchic principle was so firmly anchored in people's minds that it seemed impossible for a country to exist unless there was a sovereign, emperor, king, prince, or grand duke at its head'. The author, himself a scion of a princely family, has inherited a clear perspective of the main thoroughfares of history, and a great knowledge of its byways. He approaches his subject with a light touch, even at times with irreverence - for, in his own words: 'The secrets of the Gotha, whispered to me by the ghosts of long-dead chamberlains, evoke the spirit on an age whose frivolities alone have survived. The inheritance of the duchies of Schleswig or Holstein no longer vexes the world at large; but the fate of the unfortunate Electress of Hanover, shut up for thirty years by her husband for having shown too much enthusiasm for the handsome Koenigsmark, still moves us; and the madness of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, the indecorous loves of Queen Isabella of Spain, or the eccentricities of Caroline, Princess of Wales, are more interesting today than the War of the Roses, the continence of Scipio or the virtues of Blanche of Castile. It is by their weaknesses that men are human, and kings cannot escape being men. But though their weaknesses may be the cause of their undoing, it is their humanity that most engages our sympathy today. Bad examples are the easiest to follow ; they are also the most amusing to relate." Dust jacket has slight fading to color and lettering on spine, minor edge wrinkling and minor browning on inside top edge. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
SCOTTISH LORE AND FOLKLORE., Douglas, Ronald MacDonald, compiler.
85 Douglas, Ronald MacDonald, compiler. SCOTTISH LORE AND FOLKLORE.
New York Beekman House 1982 0517366037 / 9780517366035 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
368 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H). B&w illustrations. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Poetry; Introduction to Folklore; Bairn's Rhymes; Rhymes and Saws on Places; Rhymes about the Weather; The Low Road; Two Tales (The King O' the Cats / The Story of Heather Ale); Thomas the Rhymer; The Waiting Warriors; Language; Names - Anglicized Forms into Gaelic; Days and Months in Gaelic; Clans; Clan Slogans; Appelations to Clans, Families and Towns; Clan Badges; Dyes; Place Names; Battles Fought on Scottish Soil; Land and Water; The Burghs; Ross and Cromarty; Stewartry; Weather; Law; Money and Measures; Proverbs; Toasts; Meat and Drink; Festivals and Quarter Days; A Calendar for Any Year; Fragments; Prose Extracts and Letters; Glossary; Index of Authors; Indes of First Lines; General Index. Minor edge wear, very small corner bumps, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, Christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper. Dust jacket very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine color, minor browning at top edge, light soiling/rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A GLIMPSE OF EMPIRE., Douglas-Home, Jessica.
86 Douglas-Home, Jessica. A GLIMPSE OF EMPIRE.
Wilby, Norwich Michael Russell 2011 0859553213 / 9780859553216 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
131 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "(T)he story of a young Anglo-Irish beauty's visit to Delhi for the 1911 Royal Durbar, where a new King, George V, is to be proclaimed Emperor to reinforce the loyalty to the Crown of India's ruling Princes. For a fortnight of relentless ceremony, unheard of extravagance and imposing military spectacle, in the setting of a vast Tented City complete with its own farms, railway, telegraph and post offices, Lilah Wingfield meets many of the most remarkable colonial characters of the day, including some of the foremost Indian Princes, vying to stage the most lavish display to prove their devotion to the Raj. As the tents are dismantled, Lilah travels through India - to the dangerous Khyber Pass on the Afghan border, to Rajasthan, to the gory sites of the Mutiny and to stay with India's only female ruler, the Begum of Bhopal. Her diary shows her deepening awareness of the ambivalence of certain maharajahs towards British Rule even while she is being entertained royally in their lakeside palaces. Her Irish upbringing gives her an instictive feeling for the mixture of their longing for independence and an affection for the mother country." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has a few tiny/small dints on hinges, very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny chip at bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PUB NAMES OF BRITAIN.  THE STORIES BEHIND OVER 10,000 NAMES., Dunkling, Leslie and Wright, Gordon.
87 Dunkling, Leslie and Wright, Gordon. PUB NAMES OF BRITAIN. THE STORIES BEHIND OVER 10,000 NAMES.
JM Dent, London, 1994, second edition. 
305 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1857973429 Colour plates. "From 'A Bit on the Side' and 'The Swan with Two Necks' to 'The Laughing Fish' and 'The World Turned Upside Down', Britain's pubs and inns are steeped in tradition and folklore....(this book) investigates the stories, legends, history and meaning behind 10,000 different pub names. Ranging from heraldry and local heroes, military achievements and natural history to professions, pastimes, sports, visual jokes and verbal puns , t h e o rigins of each of the pub names is explained. Scores of extra entries examine the general background to names: from cricket, blood sports and literary references to place names, numbers, and women in pub names. With over 100 colour pho to g ra ph s, an Introduction and a Postscript on modern trends, this is a superb guide to a peculiarly British institution." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light creases on concave spine, very light edge we ar , l igh t w r ink ling at top edge of front cover, area of tiny indentations on front cover that migrate into preliminary pages. Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CLAN MACKENZIE: INDEPENDENCE IN THE NORTH.  WITH TARTAN AND CHIEF'S ARMS IN COLOUR, AND A MAP.  W. & A.K. JOHNSTON'S CLAN HISTORIES SERIES., Dunlop, Jean.
88 Dunlop, Jean. THE CLAN MACKENZIE: INDEPENDENCE IN THE NORTH. WITH TARTAN AND CHIEF'S ARMS IN COLOUR, AND A MAP. W. & A.K. JOHNSTON'S CLAN HISTORIES SERIES.
W. & A.K. Johnston, Edinburgh, 1953. 
30 pp, 7 1/2" H, hard cover (yellow paper-covered boards with black lettering on spine and boards, clan tartan on front board) - no dust jacket. Colour coat of arms and clan tartan, b&w map and view of Kintail/Loch Duich. Provides a brief history of the Clan Mackenzie, followed by: Miscellaneous Clan Notes; Septs of Clan Mackenzie; Cadets of Clan Mackenzie; The Earldom of Cromartie; notes on Clan Music. Small areas of erased pencil marks on front pastedown, minor browning to pages, light ed ge wear, moderate soiling to boards, wear and tiny tears at top/bottom of spine, browning to edges of textblock, darkening to spine. Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GIRLS GROWING UP IN LATE VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN ENGLAND., Dyhouse, Carol.
89 Dyhouse, Carol. GIRLS GROWING UP IN LATE VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN ENGLAND.
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1981, first edition. 
224 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 071000821X "Girls learn about 'femininity' from childhood onwards, first through their relationships with the family, and later from their teachers and peers. Using sources which vary from diaries to Inspector's reports, Carol Dyhouse studies the socialization of middle- and working-class girls in late-Victorian and early-Edwardian England. She traces the ways in which schooling at all social levels at this time tended to r e i n f o r c e lessons in the sexual division of labour and patterns of authority between men and women, which girls had already learned at home. In Elementary Schools, social anxieties about 'National Efficiency', high infant-mortality figures a nd a d ec li ni ng b i rth-rate helped to shape the curriculum offered to working-class girls through the period 1870-1920. The author then focuses on the emergence of a social psychology of adolescent girlhood in the early-twentieth century wit h i ts edu cat ion al imp lic at ions. Finally, she examines the relationship between feminism and girls' education through the period studied." Small faint area of soiling on fornt board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bott om o f s pine and fla p-f olds , fa din g to spine color - lettering very legible, blank label on front flap, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
RAILWAY RECORDS:  A GUIDE TO SOURCES., Edwards, Cliff.
90 Edwards, Cliff. RAILWAY RECORDS: A GUIDE TO SOURCES.
Richmond, Surrey Public Record Office 2001 1903365104 / 9781903365106 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
222 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H). B&w illustrations. "This guide shows enthusiasts and researchers how to find records relating to railway companies, individuals who served on the railways and the trains themselves. From the first days of steam to the golden age of train travel at the start of the twentieth century, the railways have played a central role in British social history. When the remaining private railway companies were nationalized in 1948, their administrative records and those of the hundreds of companies they had absorbed were passed to the Public Record Office. The records include inform-ation on the estimated half million people employed by over two hundred separate rail companies at the start of the last century, and provide an important source of material for genealogists, economic historians and railway enthusiasts alike." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at bottom of spine, very small scuff at bottom of rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
RAILWAY RECORDS:  A GUIDE TO SOURCES., Edwards, Cliff.
91 Edwards, Cliff. RAILWAY RECORDS: A GUIDE TO SOURCES.
Richmond, Surrey Public Record Office 2001 1903365104 / 9781903365106 Soft Cover Near Fine 
222 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H). B&w illustrations. "This guide shows enthusiasts and researchers how to find records relating to railway companies, individuals who served on the railways and the trains themselves. From the first days of steam to the golden age of train travel at the start of the twentieth century, the railways have played a central role in British social history. When the remaining private railway companies were nationalized in 1948, their administrative records and those of the hundreds of companies they had absorbed were passed to the Public Record Office. The records include inform-ation on the estimated half million people employed by over two hundred separate rail companies at the start of the last century, and provide an important source of material for genealogists, economic historians and railway enthusiasts alike." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very tiny bump at bottom of rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TRUE BRITS: INSIDE THE FOREIGN OFFICE., Edwards, Ruth Dudley.  Photographs by David Secombe.
92 Edwards, Ruth Dudley. Photographs by David Secombe. TRUE BRITS: INSIDE THE FOREIGN OFFICE.
BBC Books, London, 1994, first edition. 
256 pp, large 8vo (8 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0563369558 B&w photographs. "The British Foreign Office is famous, venerable and misunderstood. While its public face is one of grandeur and formality, its inner workings are shroud ed in mystery. Now, for the first time, the Foreign Office has opened its doors to the BBC; in this book, and the television series which it accompanies, we can find out what life is really like for those who represent the UK abroad or serve m i n i s t ers at home. Among the many issues (the author) considers are what diplomats do and how they do it, why it is a difficult job for a woman, how the Foreign Office compares with the other foreign services, and why Britain seems out on a l im b in E ur op e. She looks at diplomats doing work which ranges from negotiating complicated deals in Brussels to visiting drug traffickers in Bangkok and dealing with death in Delhi. Throughout the book (she) captures the heady excitement that ca n go wit h b ein g a diplomat, but shows too how gruelling can be the demands the life makes on diplomats and their families." Two tiny scuffs on front board, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small area of discolorization at top edge of rear boa rd . Dust jac ket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor soiling on rear panel, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
93 Emmerson, George S. SCOTLAND THROUGH HER COUNTRY DANCES. 2nd EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED.
London, Ontario Galt House 1981 0969065302 / 9780969065302 Hard Cover Good+ Good+ 
191 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w illustrations. "Here is Scottish history and Scottish folklore as seen through a tapestry of her country dances and the tunes and the events that have inspired them. The first part of the book presents a history of the Scottish Country Dance in what the late Hugh Foss described as the most concise and lucid account of the subject he had read; a dissertation on the music for Scottish Country Dancing and on such related topics as Highland dress and the Tartan. The second, and major portion of the book, deals with the meaning and significance of, or story behind, the titles of most of the Scottish Country Dances in the R.S.C.D.S. collection. This involves much of the history, social as well as political, folklore and poetry of Scotland." Cigarette odor, previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, minor browning in margins of pages, very light browning to edges of textblock, edges of boards, spine; very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, moderate browning on spine and flap-fold/edges, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
94 Erickson, Carolly. ROYAL PANOPLY: BRIEF LIVES OF THE ENGLISH MONARCHS.
New York St. Martin's Press, New York, 2006. 2006 0312316437 / 9780312316433 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
351 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Colour and b&w plates. "(This book) replaces the stereotypic images with true multifaceted portraits, bringing each of England's rulers to fully fleshed life. Here is the puny Charles I, nervous, tense, and socially awkward; the frail, slight Richard II, melancholic and sad; the homosexual James I with his handsome favorites; the stuttering William II and the stammering George VI. Here also is the choleric, violent William I (William the Conqueror), bred among the chaos of constant warfare in his native Normandy, ceaselessly embattled once he became King of England. The unkingly Henry III, mild and charitable, despised by his barons for his weakness. And the well-meaning, deeply affectionate Queen Anne, whose many children all died before they could reach adulthood and who was so heavy and gout-ridden that she had to be carried to her coronation. Each ruler's life has a unique story, and 'Royal Panoply' tells that story with award-winning historian Carolly Erickson's characteristic blend of scholarly authenticity, engaging prose, and psychological insight. The focus is not merely on the tale of each reign, but on each king's or queen's entire life, for some rulers did not come to the throne until middle age, and had already led full lives before their accession. Here they are in full panoply: feudal warriors, Renaissance icons, Regency dandies, and modern constitutional monarchs, fascinating characters all." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
95 Essex Education Committee. John Sargent, Director of Education. SOUTH-EAST SUSSEX TECHNICAL COLLEGE. PROGRAMME OF FULL AND PART TIME ART, COMMERCIAL, DOMESTIC, TECHNICAL AND SCIENCE EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES FOR SENIOR STUDENTS TOGETHER WITH PARTICULARS OF THE FULL TIME DAY SCHOOL. SESSION 1937-38.
Dagenham Essex Education Committee 1937 Stapled in Wraps Good+ 
68 pp, 8 1/2" H. Beige paper covers with blue lettering/school crest on front cover, blue lettering/map on rear cover. Floor plans, b&w photographs of students, classrooms/labs. Colour dividers between sections. Contents: General Information; Industrial and Fine Arts; Commerce; Domestic Science; Engineering; Science; Social and Recreative Activities; Day School. Interior - small bump to bottom corner of pages - tiny bump at top corner, staples are rusty, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small bump at corners of covers, small tear at bottom of front hinge - repaired, very light edge wear, light soiling, slight discoloration on front cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
96 Evans, Hilary and Evans, Mary. THE LIFE AND ART OF GEORGE CRUIKSHANK 1792-1878.
New York S.G. Phillips 1978 0875992277 / 9780875992273 Hard Cover Very Good Good George Cruikshank 
192 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions. "When George Cruikshank died, (over) a hundred years ago, he was admired as an artist, respected as a reformer, loved as a man. But he had lived so long and created so much that few could discern any unity underlying the diverse creations of his seventy-year working life - creations ranging from a thumbnail caricature of Napoleon III ('it never reigns but it bores!') to the four-metres-wide 'Worship of Bacchus' which now hangs, dusty and neglected, in the storerooms of the Tate Gallery. For some he was the artist who showed us Oliver Twist asking for mroe; for some the whimsical delineator of elves and fairies; for others the fanatical reformer who drew 'The Bottle' to convert us all from the Demon Drink. Everything he created was a spontaneous response to the world he saw. It might be something trivial, as when he went on a day-trip to Boulogne - the only time he left English soil! - and memorialized the event in a masterly sketch of seasick travellers (which perhaps explains why the adventure was never repeated). Or it might be on a deeper level, as when he symbolises in 'The Drunkard's Children' all the horrors of modern industrial society. It is his ability to see the world both as it is and as it might be which is the greatness of Cruikshank, both as a man and as an artist, and this book sets out to reveal the continual development of his art as a reflection of his continual development as a man. It therefore takes the form of a running commentary on pictures which are themselves a running commentary on the artist's outward and inward life. From more than two hundred pictures, one of the widest selections of his work ever brought together, Cruickshank emerges, not just as one of the world's greatest illustrators, but as a visionary artist whose work, at first glance so light and casual, reveals a profound sympathy and understanding of human life." Minor bump at top bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump, some light rubbing on rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wear, moderate edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, 2" puckered triangular closed tear and small puncture with associated rub line on rear panel, 1" tear at bottom of front flap fold, minor rubbing and soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
AN ACCOUNT OF THE ISLAND OF JERSEY WITH AN APPENDIX OF RECORDS, &c.  TO WHICH ARE ADDED NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS BY THE REV. EDWARD DURRELL, M.A., RECTOR OF ST. SAVIOUR, JERSEY., Falle, Philip, Rev.  With Rev. Edward Durrell.
97 Falle, Philip, Rev. With Rev. Edward Durrell. AN ACCOUNT OF THE ISLAND OF JERSEY WITH AN APPENDIX OF RECORDS, &c. TO WHICH ARE ADDED NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS BY THE REV. EDWARD DURRELL, M.A., RECTOR OF ST. SAVIOUR, JERSEY.
Jersey Richard Giffard 1837 Hard Cover Good 
476 pp + [3 pp] An Alphabetical Table + [1 pp] errata + introductory leaves as follow: [i]-ii - Dedication to King William IV; [iii]-xi - Preface to the Editor; [xiii]-xx - Sketch of the Life of the Rev. Philip Falle; [2 pp) Contents. After this there is a binding error that sees the Dedication to King William III [iii], The Preface to the First Edition [v]-xiii, and the first pages of An Introduction to the Second Edition [xiv]-xvi, bound between pages 17-18 of the text, along with a title page for "Caesarea; or, An Account of Jersey", dated 1835. Pages xvii-xxix of An Introduction to the Second Edition and Sailing Directions, xxx-xxi, follow the Contents pages. Page number 353 has been used twice, but the text follows correctly. Although a little confusing up to page 18, all pages are present. *Please note: The title page states "Notes and Illustrations" by the Rev. Edward Durrell - however, there are no illustrations and no indication that any were ever included. Later rebinding with medium brown cloth-covered boards, leather spine with gilt lettering/decoration and blind banding. Chapter headings: History of the Island; Description of the Island; Military Government; Civil Jurisdiction; Convention of the States; Privileges; Religion; An Appendix of Records and Other Pieces Referred to in the Preceding Chapters; An Alphabetical Table of Reference to the principal subjects treated in the Notes. Many pages have very light to light browning and scattered foxing marks - mainly in margins; title page, dedication page, preface and introduction pages have areas of browning and foxing; one page with a small edge tear archivally taped; one page with an approx. 1/2" x 1 1/2" piece missing from top of hinge margin; page xix has a small area where the printer's ink has adhered poorly; some pages with a varying size soft crease at the top corner; heavy browing to edges of text block, light waviness to edges of text block; light rubbing to leather and edges of boards; a few very small white soiling marks on boards. 
Price: 325.00 USD
 
 
98 Fenton, R.S. MERSEY ROVERS: THE COASTAL TRAMP SHIP OWNERS OF LIVERPOOL AND THE MERSEY.
Gravesend, Kent World Ship Society 1997 0905617843 / 9780905617848 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
344 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, b&w profiles on endpapers, colour reproductions of flags & funnels. "In 'Mersey Rovers' will be found many of the owners of bulk-carrying steam and motor coasters which were primarily engaged in, for want of a better word, the tramp trades. All began their shipowning careers at Liverpool or another Mersey port; several migrating from Wales to do this, others succumbing to the lure of Liverpool after a successful start at a minor port on the Mersey. Several important Liverpool owners covered in past or planned World Ship Society publications have been omitted, including the Coe, Kennaugh, Monks and Monroe families. Also left out are owners of craft engaged largely in regular liner services and in river and estuarial trades. As the inclusions and exclusions are likely to become confusing, all the local coastal shipowners of significance have been listed in the Miscellany section. The emphasis in this book is on steam and motor coasters and, for reasons explained in 'Cambrian Coasters', sailing ships will not be found in the fleet lists, although some are referred to in the histories. (I) have attempted to examine common strands in the histories of Mersey coasters and their owners and the Introductory Survey aims to place the ports, trades, owners and ships of the river in an historical and geographical context. Writing this, I have tried to answer the question, 'Why did the Mersey become such a centre for coastal shipowning?'." From the Foreword. Light waviness to edges of text block, book is lightly cocked, slight wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
BODYSNATCHERS:  A HISTORY OF THE RESURRECTIONISTS 1742-1832., Fido, Martin.
99 Fido, Martin. BODYSNATCHERS: A HISTORY OF THE RESURRECTIONISTS 1742-1832.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1988. 
184 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297793934 B&w illustrations. "From 1740 to 1832, freshly buried corpses were dug up and surreptitiously hawked to surgeons and anatomists in London and Edinburgh to dissect for research and teaching purposes. The resurrection trade brought together Fellows of the Royal Society and slum-dwelling criminals in an unholy alliance. By the beginning of the nineteenth century, the illicit trade had become one of London's most effic i e n t l y o rganized departments of crime, with gang-leader Ben Crouch securing a virtual monopoly of delivery to half the teaching hospitals. In Scotland, several surgeons of great eminence loved the adventure of association with desperadoes and w il li ng ly a c co mpanied them on their nocturnal excavations. Not surprisingly, there was great public consternation about the activities of the bodysnatchers, but it was only when Burke and Hare introduced murder as a means of acquiring 'sub jec ts' th at the au th ori ties acted to eradicate the ghoulish practice. Martin Fido's book is an enthralling study of a strange byway of criminal low life. It provides the first full and accurate accounts of murderers Helen Torrence and Jean Wald ie, Bish op and Head an d El iza Ross. With sketches of the great surgeons who encouraged and sought to control the trade, 'Bodysnatchers' will interest many in the medical profession and social historians as well as devotees of the true crim e gen re." Pev iou s ow ner's nam e/dat e on free front endpaper and embossed stamp on half-title page. Dust jacket has one tiny edge tear archivally taped. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
A TOUR THROUGH FORD WORKS DAGENHAM ESSEX.  PREPARED FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF VISITORS., Ford Motor Company.
100 Ford Motor Company. A TOUR THROUGH FORD WORKS DAGENHAM ESSEX. PREPARED FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF VISITORS.
Dagenham, Essex Ford Motor Company Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
Unpaginated (32 pp excluding covers), 8 1/2" H, undated, circa 1937. Plan of tour, plus many b&w photographs. Contents: The Ford Organization; Plan of Tour; Important Notes; The Boys' Trade School; The Ford Jetty; The Electric Power House; The Blast Furnace; The Coke Ovens; By-Products Plant; The Foundry; Treatment of Castings; In the Machine Shop; The Works Hospital; Engine Assembly; Radiator Making; Final Assembly; Aks About These. Interior - rust on staples and rust staining to centre page gutter, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, light soiling on rear cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
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