Thompson, E. P. Third Impression. Octavo, pp. 848. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine in unclipped pictorial canary yellow dust-jacket Clean and bright, with attractive presentation plate from Hull College of Technology to ffep. Jacket a little rubbed at folds with small chip at tail of spine. A Near Fine copy in Very Good jacket. A pivotal work of English social history, Thompson's book for the first time placed workers at the centre of their own history and has been variously described as 'one of the most influential historical books of the twentieth century' and as a 'manifesto for the New Left'. In November 2015 the book was placed at number 11 on the list of 20 Academic Books that Changed the World along with Darwin's "Origin of Species" and Paine's "Rights of Man" amongst others. Scarce, especially so in the fragile sugar-paper dust-jacket.
Clarke, John R. FIRST EDITION. Small quarto, pp. xxvii, , 411, . 3 full-page maps, 24 colour plates, and 227 figures throughout text. Publishers' grey cloth with gilt titles to spine in unclipped pictorial dust-jacket designed by Ina Clausen. Upper corner of upper board bumped, otherwise clean and bright with no annotation or inscriptions. Jacket lightly spine sunned, and a little creased top edge. A Near Fine copy in Very Good jacket. Richly illustrated work which helps to bring alive Roman dwellings from tenements to villas, designs which still strongly influence decoration today. Includes detailed case studies of 17 houses of varying styles. Heavyweight so a contribution towards increased postage costs will be requested for overseas delivery.
Hingley, Richard. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp. xiv, 389. Monochrome sketches, maps and plans throughout. Publisher's black cloth with gilt titles to spine in an unclipped pictorial jacket. From the library of notable archaeologist Paul Bidwell of Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums, with GIFT INSCRIPTION from the AUTHOR to Bidwell on the ffep. A very clean, neat copy; Fine condition. Part of the Oxford Studies in the History of Archaeology series, by Durham University's renowned Roman archaeology academic, which explores the changes in ideas of nationhood, from the end of Roman rule in Britain to the end of the Victorian era.
Christian, Catherine. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp. 320. Publisher's black cloth with gilt titles to spine in an unclipped pictorial jacket. Barely visible surface wear to jacket corners and spine tips. Near Fine in like jacket. Tale of star-crossed love set in the Court of France in the time of Marie Antoinette.
Kerr, Judith. SIGNED FIRST EDITION. Quarto, pp. 32. Lavishly illustrated throughout by the Author. Publisher's laminated pictorial boards in an unclipped pictorial jacket. A clean, bright copy; single unobtrusive crease to ffep. SIGNED by the AUTHOR to the title page. A Fine copy in like jacket. A captivating tale (!) of Katinka the cat and her unusual tail, by the much-loved author of The Tiger Who Came to Tea and the Mog series.
The Laws Which Regulate the Deposition of Lead Ore in Veins; Illustrated by an Examination of the Geological Structure of the Mining Districts of Alston Moor.Wallace, William. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp. xix, , 258, ,  (advertisements). 2 tinted lithographic plates including frontispiece, plus 18 coloured plates of strata of which 5 are fold-out. Map of Alston Moor to pocket to lower board. Original blind-stamped diced burgundy cloth with gilt titles to spine. Spine sunned, and creased at tips. Armorial bookplate to front paste-down; no annotation or inscriptions. Scattered foxing, mainly to prelims and catalogue, and edge of textblock; a few leaves corner creased. 4 cm tear to Plate IX at hinge, affecting margin rather than illustration. Rare. Wallace's classic study of the lead mining region in North East England including the formation of the deposits and detailed accounts of individual veins in the district.
Wellman, Manley Wade. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp. , 186. Publishers' black paper-covered boards with green titles to spine in pictorial dust-jacket designed by Michael Flanagan. Boards lightly surface scuffed; front pastedown blocked with black marker pen (approx 5 cm x 2 cm, presumably to cover an inscription) otherwise contents clean and crisp. Jacket lightly toned to white panels with dye mark to front flap corresponding to marker pen. A Very Good copy in like jacket. The first Silver John novel, featuring the wandering backwoods minstrel and American writer of weird tales.
Malinowski, Bronislaw. Third Edition. Large octavo, pp. l, 505, . 91 photographic plates and 4 figures including 2 plans. Publishers' scarlet cloth with gilt titles to spine. Cover cloth stained and soiled, with a couple of nicks to spine tips. Free endpapers toned, with tidy ownership inscription to ffep, otherwise contents clean. Contents Very Good in Good binding. An Ethnographic Account of Courtship, Marriage, and Family Life among the Natives of Trobriand Islands, British New Guinea, with Preface by Havelock Ellis. Please note that this text contains attitudes which modern readers may find anachronistic and offensive. Heavyweight so a contribution towards increased postage costs will be requested for overseas delivery.
Townshend, Dale (editor). FIRST EDITION. Softcover quarto, pp. 224, Illustrated throughout in both colour and black-and-white. Pictorial card wraps. Covers a touch surface scuffed, otherwise clean and crisp with no annotation or inscriptions. A Near Fine copy. An exploration of the human fascination with the mysterious and terrifying, and the influence which the Gothic imagination has cast upon Western culture including art, film, literature, music architecture and fashion, with contributions from major scholars of the Gothic. Heavyweight so a contribution towards increased postage costs will be requested for overseas delivery.
Speeches on Public Questions and Political Policy. Delivered During the Parliamentary Contest occasioned by the Death of Sir Joseph Cowen.Cowen, Joseph. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp. vi, , 159, , [4 pages of illustrated advertisements]. Bound in quarter sheep and purple cloth over boards with gilt titles and ornaments to spine, red edges and mustard endpapers. Cloth faded to upper board, especially to top quarter, small chip to spine-tip, a few light spots of foxing mainly to prelims and edges. Overall a clean, tight, square Very Good copy of this scarce work. Joseph Cowen (1829-1900) the English radical Liberal politician and journalist, was known as the Blaydon Brick (from the family brickworking business) and sat as Member of Parliament for Newcastle upon Tyne from 1874-76 following in his father Sir Joseph's footsteps. This copy is gift inscribed by Jane Cowen, Joseph Cowen's only daughter, who lived at Stella Hall, the family residence, over many years. Jane was awarded the OBE for services to local war relief agencies, and she established the Joseph and Jane Cowen Home for training disabled soldiers and sailors at Benwell Grange. Scarce.
GIFT INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp. 192. Illustrated throughout with monochrome photographs, Bainbridge shop advertisements, family trees and drawings. Publisher's dark green cloth in an unclipped pictorial jacket. Gift INSCRIPTION from the authors to ffep. Jacket shows several small nicks and creases to edges. Fine book in Very Good jacket. Self-published book chronicling the eminent Newcastle upon Tyne family, the Bainbridges, who founded the city's famous department store, which was the first of it's kind in Europe.
SIGNED FIRST EDITION: Number 23 in an edition Limited to 250 copies only. Octavo, pp. , 64. Publishers' deep blue cloth with silver titles to spine, both boards blocked in silver and gilt. Grey ribbon place-marker; unclipped cream pictorial dust-jacket. Signed by the Author, without dedication, to title page. From the library of collector Malcolm Henderson, with his bookplate loosely inserted. A Fine copy in like jacket. Collection of verse inspired by the same otherwordly sources that inform his short stories, together with Valentine's own versions of poems by little-known European writers. Scarce.
FIRST EDITION. Quarto, pp. xiv, 212. Illustrated throughout with monochrome photographs, sketches and plans. Publisher's burnt orange cloth with gilt titles to spine in an unclipped pictorial jacket. A hint of shelf wear to jacket; otherwise a Fine book in Near Fine jacket. No annotations or inscriptions. This volume, contributed by the foremost Roman army scholars, gives an in depth analysis of the history and activities of legio II Augusta in Wales. Heavyweight so a contribution towards increased postage costs will be requested for overseas delivery.
The History and Antiquities of Allerdale Ward, Above Derwent, in the County of Cumberland: with Biographical Notices and Memoirs.FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp. xiii, , 462,  catalogue. 9 engravings as called for comprising frontispiece and 6 plates, including one plate with 2 engravings, plus Arms of the Earl of Lonsdale to p. 370. Decorative initial letters throughout. Sympathetically rebound in dark brown half-calf with 5 raised bands, gilt titles to tan label to spine, decoration in blind to compartments. Marbled paper-covered boards. Spine slightly sunned; scattered light foxing, a little more noticeable on plates and Index; no annotation or inscriptions. A Very Good copy. Detailed history of the Workington, Millom and Egremont district, including Gosforth and St Bees, and second volume in the projected History of Cumberland series. Heavyweight so a contribution towards increased postage costs will be requested for overseas delivery.
General View of the Agriculture of the County of Berwick; with Observations on the Means of its Improvement.FIRST EDITION. Octavo. xxxii, 504 pp, 73 (Appendix), ,  catalogue. Fold-out map frontispiece of Berwickshire, hand-coloured in outline; 2 engraved plates depicting farm yard and cottage plans. Contemporary paper-covered boards with printed paper label to spine; fore- and lower-edge untrimmed. Binding worn and creased with detached upper board and loss to spine tips. Tidy ink ownership inscription to half-title. Scattered light foxing; leaf edges lightly creased & soiled; later leaves creased. Map in good order; plates lightly foxed. A Fair copy only, but complete. Kerr's classic survey of Berwickshire, covering geography, property. farming implements, enclosure, arable land, meadows, livestock, economy and scope for improvements. Kerr's own farm was at Ayton in the county, so his firsthand observations were well informed.
FIRST EDITION. Quarto, pp. 420. Copiously illustrated in colour throughout. Publisher's pictorial card wraps with white titles to upper wrap and spine. Tiny patch of soiling to fore-edge. Top corner of lower cover creased. Overall, a neat, bright copy that appears unread. In depth analysis of paintings and objet d'art depicting home life in Renaissance Italy, including chapters on Health, beauty & hygiene, Scientific knowledge and Children & education. With a summary catalogue edited by Elizabeth Miller. Well illustrated with paintings, photographs, diagrams, plans and drawings. Heavyweight so a contribution towards increased postage costs will be requested for overseas delivery.
Blake Records Second Edition. Documents (1714-1841) Concerning the Life of William Blake (1757-1827) and his Family Incorporating “Blake Records” (1969), Blake Records Supplement (1988) and Extensive Discoveries since 1988.FIRST THUS. Large octavo, pp. xxxviii, 943, . 69 illustrations to plates, of which 4 in colour, plus 8 figures within text including half-title, and 2 maps. Publishers' black cloth with gilt titles to spine and pictorial endpapers, in unclipped pictorial dust-jacket. Clean and crisp with no annotation or inscriptions. Small patch of surface scuffing to rear panel of dust-jacket. A Fine copy in a near fine jacket. All the known documentary records relating to the long and productive life of artist and visionary William Blake, collected over decades of research by the distinguished scholar G. E. Bentley, emeritus professor of English at the University of Toronto. Heavyweight so a contribution towards increased postage costs will be requested for overseas postage.
FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp. xvi, 621, . 14 Tables and 17 figures throughout text, including maps. Publishers' dark blue cloth with silver titles to spine in unclipped pictorial dust-jacket. Clean and bright with no annotation or inscriptions. Jacket very slightly creased to edge. A Near Fine copy in like jacket. The first major narrative history of Roman Britain in a generation, using archaeological discoveries, written sources and inscriptions to reconstruct all levels of life. Heavyweight so a contribution towards increased postage costs will be requested for overseas delivery.
Octavo, pp. 221, . Numerous illustrations within text, including scaled plans, sections, elevations and details of caravans. Photographic plates in both colour and monochrome. Publisher's red cloth with gilt titles to spine in unclipped pictorial dust-jacket. Upper edges are lightly toned and foxed. Very light creasing to jacket edges. Near Fine book in like jacket. Second revised and updated edition, with new material added. The standard work on English gypsy caravans, copiously illustrated throughout.
FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp. 230, . Publishers' black cloth with white titles to spine. Covers very lightly surface scuffed. Leaves faintly toned, with scattered light foxing, mainly to prelims and top edge, otherwise clean and tight. Contemporary Foyles of Charing Cross Rd bookseller sticker to front pastedown. A Very Good copy. One of the "Novels of Tomorrow" series published under the editorship of Clemence Dane. Written by Sam Youd under his pseudonym of John Christopher, this post-apocalyptic science fiction novel is set in a world where a virus has killed off all grass species including rice and wheat, with dramatic consequences.
FIRST EDITION. Quarto, pp. xi, , 264. Illustrated throughout with maps, plans & photographs. Publisher's pictorial card wraps with black titles to spine and upper wrap. Superficial shelf wear to wraps and small crease to spine tail. Near Fine condition. Series of articles following the excavations at Segedunum by leading archaeological academics, covering topics as diverse as the site's Prehistoric Occupation, The Hospital and cavalry barracks. Illustrated throughout with detailed maps, plans and photographs. Heavyweight so a contribution towards increased postage costs will be requested for overseas delivery.