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1 ANON A BOOK LOVER'S JOURNAL.
USA Addison-Wesley 1986 1st hardcover NR FINE no dj 
Red patterned boards with beige spine. Not paginated. A very nice copy of this Journal with pages left blank to allow the owner to add his or her own stories of bookshops, books and other literary information. Includes photographs and woodcut illustrations of famous bookshops, the owners, the presses, authors, libraries, along with notes and stories on a wide range of subjects. Pages also provided to list Books to Read, Books Loaned, Bookstores, Libraries. Among those featured are the Brontes; John Baskerville of Birmingham; Mark Twain; Henry E. Huntington; Alfred A. Knopf; William Morris, etc. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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2 ANON A GUIDE FOR STRANGERS AND VISITORS THROUGH THE CITY OF YORK, describing its Public Buildings, Institutions, Churches, Chapels; Civil, Ecclesiastical and Military Antiquities; and every object of public interest; containing also an Historical and Descriptive Notice of the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. PETER (commonly called York Minster), with Appendix, etc.
York Wm Sotheran c1855 Third Thousand. Revised and Enlarged board covers with cloth spine VG 
xii, 201pp. Illustrated with wood engravings and folding plan of the City, just slightly creased and chipped at one edge, no loss. Green board covers with black titles, very rubbed but still tightly bound. Odd spot of foxing only o/w clean internally. A guide to the beautiful City of York, with chapters including The Cathedral and Churches; The Castle - Military and Other Antiquities; St. Mary's Abbey and the Museum; A Route Through the City describing Streets, Buildings etc. Appendix and Index. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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3 ANON A GUIDE TO CASTLETON AND ITS CAVERNS WITH THE VARIOUS PLACES OF INTEREST ON THE DORE AND CHINLEY RAILWAY.
Manchester Abel Heywood Illustrated Penny Guide Books. c1909 stapled booklet VG 
28pp+advertisements. Illustrated. Date shown on printed cover is 1909, assume first edition but not stated. Cream covers little dusty and staple rusted, but firmly bound. A nice little guide book taking the visitor through the lovely area of Castleton - Castle of the Peak, Peak Cavern, Speedwell Mine, Blue John Cavern, Mam Tor, Gorge of the Winnats, Bagshawe's Cavern, Grindleford Bridge, Eyam, Tideswell etc. Many fascinating contemporary advertisements and some suggested tours for cycling, walking and driving in the region. (Postage will be reduced on this item, please contact us for price). 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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4 ANON A NEW DESCRIPTION OF YORK containing Some Account of its Antiquities, Public Buildings, etc., particularly the Cathedral. Revised to the Present Time.
York John & George Todd 1830 12th hardcover VG 
134pp+folding plates, illus. in text, full page plates and 2pp Pub. Cat at rear. Bound in half calf with marbled boards, little wear to extremes. Some foxing mainly to endpapers, with little to fore-edge and some of the folding plates. Mostly clean internally. Small bookplate. Table of Contents including Bars, Cathedral, Gaol, Barracks, Churches, Gas Works, Lunatic Asylum, Marston Moor - Battle, Quakers, Theatre Royal, York Castle, etc. Folding plates of Old Ouse Bridge, William the Conqueror, West and East Windows of the Minster, Minster front view. Appendix covers the Fire in York Minster of 1829. A small bookplate inside cover has one name crossed through and a signature of T.P. Cooper added - Author of various books on York history. 
Price: 55.00 GBP
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5 ANON AN ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE, TRIAL & EXECUTION OF ALEXANDER THOMPSON who was Executed in the City of York, on Wednesday, 15th Dec. 1843 for the Cruel Murders of his Wife and Four Children and afterwards hung his aged Mother on a Tree in the Garden. With the Dumfries Tragedy.
York Printed for Peter Brown York. (1843) 1st paper as issued VG CHAPBOOK 
A very scarce Chapbook of 8pp. The original front cover shows a woodcut of a gallows and also mentions the Dumfries Tragedy but this binding only covers the Thompson case and gives an account of the crimes in rhyming couplets. Thompson and his wife had come from wealthy families, but he began living with a 'harlot' and was reduced to poverty. He then killed his family and hanged his mother in the garden. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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6 ANON AN AUTHENTIC HISTORY OF MARIA MARTEN; or The Red Barn.
London Printed for the Booksellers (Milner & Co.) c1890 Hardcover Very Good Book 
188pp + 4pp Publisher's Catalogue (Milner & Co. London & Halifax). Not dated, c1890. Printed in double column text. REBOUND in blue cloth with black and gilt title label, original book cover laid-on. New endpapers. Couple of pages a little dusty and lightly marked, but o/w clean internally. A full account of the discovery of the murder through dreams..........inquest on the body.......apprehension, trial, remarkable defence, committal, conviction, execution and .... dissection of the body of the prisoner. To which is added Fifty-Three Letters in answer to his Advertisement for a Wife. The story of the infamous Red Barn murder for which William Corder was tried and executed. Enclosed is a coloured postcard of Corder showing relics associated with him that are held in a Bury St. Edmunds museum. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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7 ANON CAPTAIN LIGHTFOOT. The Last of the New England Highwaymen
Massachusetts Wayside Press 1926 1st Edition Thus Hardcover Nr Fine GOOD 
xiii+162pp. Illus. in text. Very unusual to find in a dust-jacket, which is just a little torn at edge on rear and top of spine, lightly splash marked, spine faded. Book itself very clean and crisp. Captain Lightfoot, whose real name was Michael Martin, is believed to have been the last person in Massachusetts to be hanged for highway robbery. Shortly before his execution he dictated to Frederick W. Waldo of Boston, a reporter on the Columbian Centinal, an account of his life and adventures. This new edition (first publication from the Wayside Press) follows the text of the third edition of 1822, preserved in the Library of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Finely illustrated with contemporary engravings. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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8 ANON CATALOGUE OF LIVESTOCK AND PLAN OF SHOWYARD. ROYAL YORK SHOW, July 6th to 9th, 1948.
Royal Agricultural Society of England 1948 1st soft cover VG 
430pp + folding Plan of Showground, contemporary advertisements. Beige card covers and endpapers a little dusty, otherwise internally pages clean. A full agenda of the officials, judges, competitions, competitors, classes of livestock, flower show, forestry exhibition, horse shoeing, etc. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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9 ANON CRESSWELL v. JACKSON. THE MATLOCK WILL CASE tried before a Special Jury at the Guildhall in the City of London, on Wednesday, February 22, 1864 and seven days following.
London Alfred Boot 1864 1st hardover Good 
90pp. Bound in marked and rubbed blue cloth with blind decoration and gilt titles. Title page and rear pages a little dusty and lightly marked at corner, no text affected, o/w pages are clean. Inner hinges cracked but still held in binding. The will of a Matlock surveyor called George Nuttall who died in 1856 leaving his estate to the lady with whom he lived and their illegitimate children. Then another will was 'found' and this time the beneficiary was a man called Else who worked in Nuttall's office. Other codecils continued to appear and the case went from court to court, finally arriving before Lord Chief Justice Cockburn. This is his summing up on 1st March, 1864 and the Jury's verdict. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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10 Anon. (Rev. C. Wellbeloved) DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT OF THE ANTIQUITIES IN THE GROUNDS AND IN THE MUSEUM OF THE YORKSHIRE PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY by the Curator of the Antiquities.
York. Printed by H. Sotheran, York. Yorkshire Philosophical Society 1854 2nd? card covers GOOD 
102pp+maps. Sketches in text. Beige/orange card covers very faded with little wear, but titles legible and tightly bound. Endpapers have some foxing but generally internally the pages are clean with a little tanning in places. The Curator appears to be the Rev. Charles Wellbeloved, a Note at the beginning signed C.W. seems to indicate this is the 2nd Edition, although this is not stated. Sections cover Antiquities in the Grounds, Lower Room of the Hospitum, Upper Room of the Hospitum and in the Hall and Theatre of the Museum. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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11 ANON GORDON CUMMING V. WILSON. The Baccarat Scandal. NEWSPAPER CUTTINGS BOOK.
Scotland? privately compiled 1891 1st hardcover VG 
66pp of newspaper cuttings from The Scotsman quoting dates as 2nd June and 11th June, 1891. Bound in quarter brown calf with marbled boards, little rubbed and worn on extremes. The majority of cuttings are rather tanned but legible. Endpapers are also tanned but rest of pages have cuttings mounted on good quality cartridge paper with manuscript pencilled page numbers. Small ex-libris label of late author Jonathan Goodman. A full newspaper description of the events surrounding an Action for Damages brought by Sir William Gordon-Cumming against some of his society 'friends' and an insinuation that he was cheating at cards at a house party in 1890 at which the Prince of Wales was present. A theatrical trial took place with the heir to the throne being called to give evidence. A most interesting collection. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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12 ANON ILLUSTRATED LIFE AND CAREER OF WILLIAM PALMER OF RUGELEY. Containing Details of His Conduct as School-boy, Medical Student, Racing Man and Poisoner, with Original Letters of William and Anne Palmer and Other authentic Documents. Together with The Whole of His Private Diary up to the Hour of his Arrest and the Fullest Particulars respecting his Execution at Stafford.
London Ward Lock 1856 First Edition hardcover VG - covers rubbed 
136pp+illus. in text + facsimile pages of Diary + 171pp Verbatim Report of the Trial. VG original rather rubbed marbled boards with brown spine. Endpapers tanned and little dusty, last page has two small chips but otherwise internally the pages are remarkably clean. Signature to front endpaper dated 1884. Very well illustrated. This is probably the most complete contemporary treatment of the classic case of poisoner William Palmer with engraved illustrations in the text and two facsimile pages from Palmer's Diary recording Cook's death at 1 o'clock in the morning of Wednesday, 21st November 1855. The account also contains particulars of his execution at Stafford and the whole of his private diary. 32-year-old Palmer was the poisoner of possibly fourteen people, culminating in the death of his race-going friend John Parsons Cook and his trial in 1856 made history as the first murder trial to take place away from the locality of the crime in order to achieve an unbiased verdict. A number of versions of this infamous trial were published at the time, but this volume of his life story is somewhat less common. Although covers are rather rubbed and worn, still tightly bound and a very good copy internally. 
Price: 85.00 GBP
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13 ANON LETTER ON THE TONE AND MATTER OF JUDGE FLETCHER'S PRINTED CHARGE plus SUBSTANCE OF THE SPEECH OF MR. SERJEANT ONSLOW, 1814.
not shown 1815 Assume 1st thus hardcover - newly bound booklet VG 
Pages numbered from 151-190. Original paper copy very nicely bound in beige card with brown spine and black and gilt title label to front cover. New endpapers. Few odd spots of foxing, but o/w pages very clean. Judge Fletcher's outspoken criticism of the oppression to which Irish people had been subjected. Pages 183-190 cover 'The Substance of the Speech of Mr. Serjeant Inslow, Delivered in the House of Commons, on Tuesday the 22nd day of Nov. 1814, on Moving for Leave to Bring in a Bill for more Effectually Securing the Liberty of the Subject'. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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14 ANON LETTERS OF LADY RACHEL RUSSELL
London J. M'Creery. 1809 7th Edition Half-Leather with marbled boards VG 
clxxi+351pp+engravings. VG in original marbled boards, half calf with new calf spine, gilt bands and titles, new endpapers. Foxing to some pages, but mainly very clean. In 1683 Lord William Russell, one of the founders of the Whig Party, was charged along with other alleged traitors for insurrection and rebellion against England and conspiring to bring about the King's death. His part in the Rye House Plot to murder Charles II was based on very dubious evidence and he had the support of many. Nevertheless he was executed at Lincoln's Inn Fields. The second section of the volume contains the letters of Lady Russell showing her belief in his innocence and great loss at his death. (Heavy, may require additional postage on overseas orders). 
Price: 95.00 GBP
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15 ANON PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE SITTING FOR THE TRIAL OF WILLIAM W. BELKNAP.
Washington Government Printing Office 1876 First Edition Hardcover VG No Dj 
1166pp. FINELY REBOUND in half calf with marbled boards, very clean internally. Some page edges little torn and two front pages have been neatly repaired, but no text missing. The proceedings against William W. Belknap, late Secretary of War of the United States for crimes and misdemeanours whilst in office. Impeached for alleged bribery and corruption, the defendant pleaded that whilst the charges may have been true, he had resigned his position before the proceedings. Includes Index and details of the votes received from the State Senate sitting as a Court of Impeachment. (NB: Heavy item, may require additional postage on overseas orders). 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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16 ANON REPORT OF THE INQUIRY BY THE GOVERNMENT COMMISSIONERS, INTO THE EXISTING STATE OF THE CORPORATION OF YORK. Extracted from the York Herald. With an Index. Also an Appendix containing a Brief Notice of the Merchants Company, and the Merchant Tailors' Company etc. Held 1833.
Herald Office, Pavement, York Wm Hargrove & Co., 1833 1st hardcover VG 
83pp+ blank pages bound in at rear. Half calf with marbled boards, little wear to extremes, black and gilt label to spine, blind bands to spine. Label removed inside cover. Sig. to endpaper. Just a little dusty with foxing mainly to endpapers, just odd spot otherwise, but pages are generally very clean. The Municipal Corporation Inquiry held in the York Guildhall on 22nd, 23rd and 25th November, 1833. This is followed by the Appendix on the Merchants' Company and the Merchant Tailors' Company, together with a List of the Charters of the Corporation. Numerous subject headings look at Alleged Neglect of Duty; Court of Quarter Sessions; Consolidation of Parishes; Debts and Liabilities;Freemen; Gaols; Licence of Publicans; Markets; Ouse Navigation; Police; Town Clerk; Tipstaves and much more, fully Indexed. Contains Dates of Charters listing from 1162-1829. A scarce item of York history. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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17 ANON REPORT ON THE COMMITTEE OF ALLEGED GERMAN OUTRAGES AND APPENDIX. Four Booklets bound in one volume.
London HMSO 1915 1st thus hard cover VG no dj 
48pp+296pp+12pp+plates+folding map. A scarce set of four Government booklets bound in one volume with marbled boards. Ex-library with small ink stamps only, covers a little worn at extremes, bookplate inside cover. BOUND WITH 'Germany's Dishonoured Army': Additional Records of German Atrocities in France by Prof. J.H. Morgan and 'The Truth about German Atrocities'. The second two editions detail outrages on the civilian population in Belgium and France; use of civilians as a screen; firing on hospitals; stretcher bearers etc. with extracts from diaries and facsimiles of papers found on German soldiers. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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18 ANON REPORTS FROM THE COMMISSIONER, INSPECTORS AND OTHERS. Holloway Sanatorium
London HMSO 1896 First Edition Hardcover VG No Dj 
453pp+Supplement to the Report containing folding architectural plans. Volume. XXXIX Part 1, but a complete Report in itself. REBOUND in black cloth with paper title label. Edges of pages dusty and little chipped but otherwise very clean internally. A copy of the Fiftieth Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy ordered by the House of Commons. An amazing volume containing folding architectural plans of establishments across the country - Heath Asylum; Winwick Lunatic Asylum; Cheddleton Asylum; Cheshire, West Sussex and Middlesbrough Asylums. Includes a total review of all aspects of the establishments with Annual Returns of Paupers, Criminals, Boarders, Suicides, Increases in numbers of Lunatics, Post Mortems, Institution for Idiots, Criminal and State Institutions such as Broadmoor, Lunatics in Workhouses and much more. An incredible work. (Heavy item, may require additional postage on overseas orders). 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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19 ANON RIPON MILLENARY 1886. A Record of the Festival. Also a History of the City arranged under its Wakemen and Mayors from the Year 1400. Illustrated by John Jellico and Herbert Railton.
Ripon W. Harrison 1892 1st hardcover VG No dj John Jellico & Herbert Railton 
Two Parts bound as one - Part 1: viii+226pp. Part II: xxxvi+316pp, followed by Appendix xxxii pp, Index of Names and Places covering 349pp-363pp plus List of Subscribers. Very well illustrated with plates and illustrations in text. Bound in original blue cloth with bright gilt and black titles, with gilt decoration, just a little rubbed and slightly marked on edges. Top-edge-gilt. Foxing to fore-edge and scattered on some pages internally, but mainly pages are clean. Some newspaper cuttings are tipped-in, relating to the late Mr R.M. Bowman, Surgeon. Also cuttings affixed to rear endpaper. Several loose illustrations are enclosed which are foxed - Ripon Minster, Plan of Ripon Cathedral, Ancient Seal of the Collegiate Church of Ripon, Historic Ripon Hornblower, Quaint corbals at Ripon Cathedral, Saxon Crypt. Also enclosed is a folding bill headed Fountains Abbey from D'Arcy Ferrers, Maisterof ye Revells, advertising the events to be held in August 1886. (Very heavy, will require additional postage on overseas orders). 
Price: 95.00 GBP
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20 ANON SAMPSON'S HAND-BOOK FOR THE CITY OF YORK, illustrated with A Map and Several Wood Engravings.
York John Sampson mid 1880s Revised soft cover GOOD 
140pp+27pp Advertisements, with map and wood engravings in text. Grey card covers with sepia photograph of York Minster. Edges are rubbed and sunned but the covers are complete and whole is tightly bound. Small mark to fore-edge. Some light foxing mainly to endpapers but o/w pages clean. A well illustrated Revised Edition, no date given but earlier editions appear from 1884. Includes Index. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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