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ADAMS, W. (Ed.): Encyclopaedia of the Great Western Railway. Photographic illus., plans, maps, figures; 320pp. folio orig. cloth, 1st edit., Sparkford, Patrick Stephens, 1993. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW16910] £25


ADAMSON, S.H.: Seaside Piers. Photographic illus., index; 116pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., B.T. Batsford, 1977. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW16573] £5


ALEXANDER, WILLIAM: Johnny Gibb of Gushhetneuk in the Parish of Pyketillim. Frontis. portrait of Author, title with vignette, 18 tissued heliogravure plates, glossary; x+380pp. Large 8vo rebound in white buckram, t.e.g., rest uncut, Edinburgh, David Douglas, 1880. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR, on half-title, 'To George Greig Esq with sincere regards From the Author'. [ Ref: RGW19138] £45
*William Alexander, William [1826-1894] was editor of the Aberdeen Free Press, where this his most famous novel first appeared in 1869. According to Oxford DNB, 'it long enjoyed a merely regional reputation because of the radical demotic Scots in which it is written'.

IAN ALLAN. British Railway Maps of Yesteryear. Colour illus. and maps; 64pp. folio orig. laminated boards, 1st edit., Shepperton, Ian Allan, 1991. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16162] £10


[RICHARD ALMACK AND JOHN MILTON] Circular turned wooden box with slightly domed lid A note inside the box is written in the hand of Richard Almack and signed with his initials and dated 31 July 1851, it reads: "Made from a Mulberry Tree in the garden of the Vicarage at Stowmarket said to have been planted by Milton. Given to me by Rev. A. Hollingsworth" Diameter 3.5in Height 1in [ Ref: RGW12520] £250
*Richard Almack, Antiquary, lived at Long Melford, Suffolk. John Milton used to visit the vicarage at Stowmarket to see his friend Dr . Young, the incumbent. There is a long tradition that Milton planted one or more mulberry trees at the vicarage, which now called Milton House.

ANDERSON, V.R.. & FOX, G.K.: A Pictorial Record of L.M.S. Architecture. 689 photographic illus., plans, index. Large folio orig cloth, 1st edit., Oxford Publishing Co, 1981.Very Good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW16376] £30


ANDERSON, V.R.. & FOX, G.K.: An Historical Survey of Chester to Holyhead Railway Track Layouts and Illustrations. 276 photographic illus., 118 plans, and one folding. folio orig cloth, 1st edit., Oxford Publishing Co, 1984.Very Good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW16543] £25


ARTHUR, JANE (Ed.): Medicine in Wisbech and the Fens 1700-1920. Illus.; 83pp. orig. wrappers, Seagull Enterprises, 1985. [ Ref: RGW17360] £10


ASCOT GAS WATER HEATERS. Houses into Flats. Key to Conversion. Numerous plans and photographic illus.; 215pp. folio orig. blue cloth, 1st edit., 1947. Very good copy in torn d.w. [ Ref: RGW14005] £8


ASHTON, WILLIAM: The Evolution of a Coast-Line Barrow to Aberystwyth and the Isle of Man, with Notes on Lost Towns, Submarine Discoveries, &c. Maps and plans, illus., index; 302pp. orig. cloth, spine gilt, rubbed, 1st edit., Southport, W. Ashton & Sons, 1920. Some press-cuttings tipped in. [ Ref: RGW16678] £15


ASHTON, WILLIAM: The Battle of Land & Sea on the Lancashire, Cheshire and North Wales Coasts With Special Reference to the Origin of the Lancashire Sandhills. Maps and plans, illus., index; 217pp. orig. printed wrappers, some pieces of card missing, hinges broken, 2nd edit., Southport, W. Ashton & Sons, 1909. In cellophane wrapper. [ Ref: RGW16679] £10


ASKEW, R. & WOODALL, E.: Gossiping Guide to Wales. [North Wales and Aberystwyth]. Maps, some folding, index; xxviii+328pp and 66pp adverts at end. orig. blue cloth, Popular Edition, Printed in Oswestry, by Woodall, Minshall, Thomas and Co, Published by Simkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co, 1913. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16566] £15
*On front cover states 'Gossiping Guide to Llandudno and North Wales'.

ASKEW, R. & WOODALL, E.: Gossiping Guide to Wales. [North Wales and Aberystwyth]. Maps, some folding, index; xxviii+328pp and 32pp adverts at end. orig. blue cloth, Popular Edition, Printed in Oswestry, by Woodall, Minshall, Thomas and Co, Published by Simkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co, n.d. c.1921. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16671] £12


ATTERBURY, P.: Along Country Lines Exploring The Rural Railways of Yesterday. Numerous colour and black and white photographic illus., plans, index; 256pp. Large folio orig cloth, David & Charles, 2005. In d.w. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16372] £10


ATTERBURY, P.: Discovering Britain's Lost Railways. Numerous colour and black and white photographic illus., plans; 160pp. Large square 4to orig cloth, AA Publishing, 2003. In d.w. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16374] £5


ATTERBURY, P.: Along Lost Lines Discovering The Glorious Heritage of Yesterday Railways . Numerous colour and black and white photographic illus., plans, index; 256pp. Large folio orig cloth, David & Charles, 2007. In d.w. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16405] £10


AUSTIN, S.: From the Footplate. Cambrian Coast Express. Photographic illus, plans; 112pp; a litle creasing to foot of leaves at end. orig pictorial wrappers, 1st edit., Ian Allan, 1992. [ Ref: RGW16387] £5


BADDELEY, M.J.B. & WARD, C.S.: Through Guide Series. North Wales (Part II). Maps and plans, some folding, panorma from Cader Idris., index; 156pp+100pp adverts at end. orig. red cloth gilt, spine faded, 5th edit., Dulau & Co, 1899. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16552] £10


BAILEY, B.J.: Portrait of Shropshire. Photographic illus., index; 176pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit. R. Hale, 1981. Very good copy in d.w.. [ Ref: RGW16630] £10


BAKER, D.: Potworks. The Industrial Architecture of the Staffordshire Potteries. Illus., plans, index; 131pp. folio orig. pictorial wrappers, 1st edit., Royal Commission of Historical Monuments, 1991. [ Ref: RGW18423] £15


BANE, A. & OLIVER, M.: The Book of Grampound with Creed. Numerous photographic illus. and plans; 159pp. folio orig. cloth, 1st edit., Halsgrove, 1998. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW17876] £20


BARING-GOULD, S.: A Book of North Wales. Half-title, 49 illus., chiefly full-page photographic plates, index; 318pp; spotting to some text leaves. orig. red cloth, wear on extremities, upper joint split, 1st edit., Methuen & Co, 1903. [ Ref: RGW16336] £10


BARING-GOULD, S. & FISHER, J.: Lives of the British Saints. (Ed. D. Bryce) Illus.; 120pp. orig. wrappers, Llanerch Enterprises, 1990. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16629] £10


BARNES, B.: Passage Through Time Saddleworth Roads & Trackways A History. Illus. and plans; iv+106pp. orig. wrappers, 1st edit. Uppermill, Saddleworth Historical Society, 1981. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16595] £5


BARTELL, EDMUND: Hints for Picturesque Improvements in Ornamented Cottages, and their Scenery: Including Some Observations on the Labourer and His Cottage in Three Essays. Half-title, 6 hand-tinted aquatint plates after the Author, 4pp adverts at end; xvi+140pp.; a little foxing to a few text leaves. 8vo orig. pink boards, backed in old dark green cloth, with leather spine label, spine chipped at head and foot, wear on corners, uncut, First Edition, Printed for J. Taylor, Architectural Library, 1804. A tall uncut copy. BERLIN KAT. 2313. [ Ref: RGW19233] £400
*An interesting contribution to the literature of the Picturesque by a Norfolk doctor. With some knowledge of building materials and construction, he discusses both the cottage orne and improved dwellings for labourers.

BARTY-KING, H.: A Tradition of English Wine. The Story of Two Thousand Years of English Wine Made from English Grapes. Illus., some in colour, index; 250pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Oxford Illustrated Press, !977. Very good copy in clipped d.w. (slight stain). [ Ref: RGW14518] £10


BATH AND WEST OF ENGLAND SOCIETY. Letters and Papers on Agriculture, Planting, &c Selected from the Correspondence of the Bath and West of England Society for the Encouragement of Agriculture, Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Vols. 1-7 inclusive. Folding table, 25 engraved plates, including two folding, of cottages, trees, ploughs, drills, other machinery and farm buildings. 8vo orig. boards, other vols., half calf, worn and loosening, Bath, 1786-1795. [ Ref: RGW12777] £165
*The last volume contains an index to the first seven volumes. In all 14 volumes were published, the last being issued in 1816.

BATSFORD, BRIAN COOK: The Britain of Brian Cook. 48 colour and 60 black and white illus., collectors' checklist; 144pp. oblong folio orig. cloth, 1st edit., Batsford, 1987. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW14957] £30


BATSFORD, H. & FRY, C.: The Cathedrals of England. Illus., some by Brian Cook, plans, index; x+118pp; some spotting. orig. cloth 1st edit., Batsford, 1934. Very good copy in clipped d.w. designed by Brain Cook. [ Ref: RGW10759] £20


BATTY, S.R.: Rail Centres: Leeds/Bradford. Photographic illus., diagrams; 160pp. orig cloth, 1st edit., Ian Allan, 1989. In d.w.Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16227] £10


BAUGHAN, P.E.: The Railways of Wharfedale. Maps, photographic illus., sketches, index; 272pp. boards, with dustwrapper laminated to them, worn, 1st edit., Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1969. Ex-Library copy but only one stamp. [ Ref: RGW16232] £10


BAUGHAN, P.E.: The Chester & Holyhead Railway. The Main Line up to 1880. Volume One. Maps, photographic illus., sketches, index; 324pp. orig. cloth 1st edit., Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1972. Ex-Library copy. [ Ref: RGW16339] £10


"BB": The Fisherman's Bedside Book. Illus. by D.J. WATKINS-PITCHFORD; 212pp orig. cloth, Ludlow, Merlin Unwin Books, 2004. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW18304] £5


BEHREND, G.: Gone with Regret. Recollections of the Great Western Railway 1922-1947. Photographic illus., index; 203pp. orig cloth, 2nd edit., Jersey Artists, 1966. In d.w. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16417] £5


BELCHER, S.: Cannock Chase Past. Photographic illus., maps, ndex; x+134pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Phillimore, 2001. In d.w. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16439] £10


BENINGFIELD, B. & PAGE, R.: Beningfield's Vanishing Songbirds. Introduction by Robin Page. Colour illus. and drawings by GORDON BENINGFIELD; 144pp. 4to orig. cloth, 1st edit., Bird's Farm Books, 2004. Fine copy in d.w. SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHORS. [ Ref: RGW14262] £20


BENTLEY, J.M.: Scenes from the Past 5: The Railways around Buxton. 95 photographic illus, plans. folio orig pictorial wrappers, Foxlines Publishing, 1987. [ Ref: RGW16360] £5


BENTLEY, M.: The District Controller's View B.R. Steam Operating No. 6 The Peak District. Photographic illus., diagrams, maps, tables; 120pp. folio (11.5 x 8.25in) orig. pictorial wrappers, 1st edit., Caenarvon, XPress Publishing, n.d. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16166] £10


BETTEY, J.H.: Man & The Land Farming in Dorset 1846-1996. Illus.; 40pp. orig. wrappers, Dorchester, 1996. [ Ref: RGW17358] £8


BIDDLE, G.: Victorian Stations. Railway Stations in England & Wales 1830-1923. 48 photographic illus., text drawings by PETER FELLS; 256pp; marginal notes in pencil. orig cloth, 1st edit., David & Charles, 1973. In d.w. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16415] £10


BIDDLE, G. & NOCK, O.S.: The Railway Heritage of Britain 150 Years of Railway Architecture and Engineering.. Photographic illus., some in colour, plans, index; 270pp. Large folio orig cloth, 1st edit., Michael Joseph, 1983.Very Good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW16380] £5


BILLS, D.M. & GRIFFITHS, E. & W.R.: By Tram to Kinver (1901-1930). Photographic illus., folding map; 22pp. orig wrappers, Oakwood Press, 1974. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16922] £5


BINNEY, M. & PEARCE, D.: Railway Architecture. Photographic illus.; 256pp. orig cloth, 1st edit., Bloomsbury Books, 1985.Very Good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW16154] £5


BINNEY, M. & PEARCE, D.: Railway Architecture. Photographic illus.; 256pp; some library stamps. orig cloth, 1st edit., Orbis Publishing, 1979.Very Good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW16375] £5


BIRMINGHAM. JAMES UPTON (Publisher) The Birmingham ABC And Midland Counties Railway Time Tables Manufacturers', Merchants' and Trades Directory . . . Aug.-Sept. 1944. Time tables, adverts; 270pp; some corners creased. orig. printed wrappers, 1944. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16172] £35
*This directory with its adverts bears testament to the extent of the city's metal manufacturingwhen it was still the 'workshop of the world'.

BLACK'S. Black's Guide to North Wales. Maps and plans, some folding, illus., index; xx+244+96pp of adverts. orig. green cloth gilt, 23rd edit. A. & C. Black, 1907. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16672] £8


BOGG, EDMUND: Higher Wharfeland: The Dale of Romance, from Ormscliffe to Cam Fell. Being a Description of its Picturesque Features, History, Antiquities, Rare Architecture, Tradition, Old World Story, and Also its Flora. Illus., index; xvi+354pp. orig. printed boards, slight marking, Facsimile edit. of 1904 edit., 1989. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16432] £10


BOLGER, P.: The Docker's Umbrella A History of Liverpool Overhead Railway. Folding map, photographic illus.; 80pp. oblong folio orig. pictorial wrappers, some wear, small piece missing from back cover, Bluecoat Press, 1992. [ Ref: RGW16411] £8


BORROW, GEORGE: Romano Lavo-Lil: Word-Book of the Romany; or, English Gypsy Language. With Many Pieces on Gypsy, illustrative of Speaking and Thinking of the English Gypsies; with Specimens of their Poetry, and an Account of Certain Gypsyries or Places inhabited by them, and of various things relating to Gypsy Life in England. x+332pp; a little spotting on half-title. 8vo orig.green ribbed cloth, printed paper spine label (part missing), a little wear on extremities, 1st edit., John Murray, 1874. Wise. A Bibliography of the Writings in Prose and Verse of George Henry Borrow 15. [ Ref: RGW15343] £75
*The George Borrow Trust comments on Romano Lavo-Lil last published work: 'It is something more than a Word-Book since it also includes examples of Gypsy poetry and interesting short essays and sketches on his meetings with Gypsies after he moved to London in 1860. On these grounds alone it deserves more attention than it has so far received.' Wise states only 1,000 copies of the first edition were printed.

BOWERS, M.: Railway Styles in Building. Photographs by Patrick Watters. Diagrams and photograph illus., some in colour; 96pp. orig cloth, 1st edit., Almark, 1975. In d.w. Very good copy in d.w.. [ Ref: RGW16252] £10


BOWLT, E.M.: Stanmore Past. 179 illus., index; 144pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Historical Publications,1998. Very good copy in d.w.. [ Ref: RGW17271] £10


BOYD, J.I.C.: Narrow Gauge Railways in Mid-Wales. Photograph illus., figures, diagrams, index; 300pp. orig cloth, Revised and Enlarged Second Edition, Lingfield, Oakwood Press, 1970. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW16327] £30


BOYNTON, J.: Rails Around Walsall Yesterday and Today The Lines to Birmingham, Dudley, Lichfield, Rugeley, Sutton Park & Wolverhampton. Photographic illus., some in colour.; 96pp. folio orig. pictorial wrappers, 1st edit., Kidderminster, Mid England Books, 1996. Fine copy. Note from the Author inserted. [ Ref: RGW16397] £20


BOYNTON, J.: Rails Through The Hills Birmingham, Stourbridge, Worcester, Malvern, Hereford. Photographic illus., some in colour.; 96pp. folio orig. pictorial wrappers, 1st edit., Kidderminster, Mid England Books, 1995. Fine copy. Note from the Author inserted. [ Ref: RGW16398] £10


BOYNTON, J.: "Shakespeare's Railways" The Lines around Stratford-upon-Avon Then and Now. Photographic illus., some in colour.; 96pp. folio orig. pictorial wrappers, 1st edit., Kidderminster, Mid England Books, 1994. Fine copy. [ Ref: RGW16399] £8


BRADBURY, JOSEPH: Saddleworth Sketches. 4 plates, one loose; iv+260pp; spotting throughout. 8vo old half back leather, spine gilt, wear on extremities, 1st edit., Oldham, Hirst & Reed, 1871. [ Ref: RGW16674] £40
*These series of articles originally appeared in the 'Oldham Chronicle'.

BRADLEY, A.G.: Highways and Byways in North Wales. Illus. by HUGH THOMSON and JOSEPH PENNELL, folding map, index; xIV+474pp. orig. cloth gilt, spine faded, t.e.g., 1st edit., 1898. [ Ref: RGW17593] £10


BRADLEY, A.G.: A Book of The Severn. 16 colour plates by R.H. BUXTON, index; viii+351pp; lacks front endpaper. orig. cloth, wear at head and foot of spine, Methuen & Co, 1926. In frayed d.w. [ Ref: RGW18930] £10


DON BRECKON. Don Breckon's Country Connections. With contributions by Tony Barfield, Tony Kingdom and Guy Pannell. Colour and black and white illus., working drawings, index; 96pp. oblong folio (11.5 x 14.5in) orig cloth, 1st edit., David & Charles, 1991. In d.w. (parts of front cover faded) Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16345] £20


DON BRECKON. Don Breckon's Great Western Railway. Colour and black and white illus.; 80pp. oblong folio (11.5 x 14.5in) orig cloth, New edit., Greenwich Editions, 1995. In d.w. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16931] £10


BRITTON, JOHN: Chronological History and Graphic Illustrations of Christian Architecture in England. 86 engraved plates after G. Cattermole, A. Pugin and others, some foxed, index; xvi+223+lxivpp. 4to contemp. half black morocco gilt, worn, covers detached, M.A. Nattali, 1835. [ Ref: RGW18214] £50


BROOKE, L.: The Book of Yeovil. A Portrait of the Town. Numerous illus., 148pp. 4to orig. cloth, 1st edit., Chesham, Barracuda Books, 1978. Very good copy in faded d.w. [ Ref: RGW4717] £10


BROOKE, L.: Yesterday's Yeovil. A Sketchbook of Places Past. Numerous drawings by the Author, 140pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Barracuda Books, 1989. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW13118] £15


BROWN, A.J.: Fair North Riding. Photographic illus.; 208pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Country Life, 1952. [ Ref: RGW16957] £10


BURKE, Sir B.: A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain. Revised by A.C. Fox-Davies. Illus. of coats of arms, addenda; viii+2102pp. orig. red cloth gilt, slight wear, t.e.g., worn on extremities, lower joint split, back cover still attached, 12th edit., 1914. Contents clean and in good condition. [ Ref: RGW1874] £100
*A useful reference work which provides a snapshot of the landed classes at the outbreak of the First World War.

BURKE'S GUIDE TO COUNTRY HOUSES. Vol. II. REID, P.: Herefordshire, Shropshire Warwickshire Worcestershire. Over 700 photographic illus.; x+245pp. folio orig. cloth, 1st edit., 1980. In d.w. [ Ref: RGW221] £25


BURROUGH FAMILY PEDIGREE. 'Descent of the Children of Charles and Georgina Burrough Through the Royal Houses of England, Ireland, Scotland and France'. Printed Genealogical table, showing line from Charlemagne [d.841] to 1890s. n.d. late 19th century. 27.5in x 18.5in. [ Ref: RGW16092] £20
*Charles Burrough was rector of Eaton Bishop in Herefordshire. He married Georgina Long [b.1848].

BURTON, C.: Behind the Lines, Recollections of a GWR Goods Agent. Illus. by LARRY; 88pp. orig wrappers, New Enlarged edit., Birmingham, Barbyn Press, 1985. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16264] £5


CASSERLEY, H.C.: Railway History in Pictures. Wales and the Welsh Border Counties. Colour frontis., photographic illus., plans, index; 111pp; a little spotting. orig cloth, 1st edit., David & Charles, 1970. In d.w. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16365] £8


CASSERLEY, H.C.: Railway History in Pictures. Wessex. Photographic illus., plans, index; 96pp; a little spotting. orig cloth, 1st edit., David & Charles, 1975. In d.w. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16369] £5


CASSERLEY, H.C. & DORMAN, C.C.: Railway History in Pictures. The Midlands. Colour frontis., photographic illus., plans, index; 112pp; a little spotting. orig cloth, 1st edit., David & Charles, 1969. In d.w. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16370] £5


CAVE, C.J.P.: Medieval Carvings in Exeter Cathedral. 64 plates; 44pp text. orig. boards, slight wear, 1st edit., King Penguin, 1953. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW18100] £5


CHAMBERS, D.D.C.: The Planters of the English Landscape Garden: Botany, Trees and Georgics. 130 colour and black and white illus., index; viii+214pp. 4to orig. cloth, 1st edit., Yale University Pres, 1993. In d.w. [ Ref: RGW10488] £45


CHAPMAN, C. & CROWDEN. J.: Silence at Ramscliffe Foot and Mouth in Devon. Photography and Text Chris Chapman. Poetry James Crowden. Photgraphs by CHRIS CHAPMAN;136pp. Large 4to orig. cloth, 1st edit., Oxford, Bardwell Press, 2005. In d.w. CD loosely inserted. [ Ref: RGW17422] £20


CHAPMAN, C. & CROWDEN. J.: Silence at Ramscliffe Foot and Mouth in Devon. Photography and Text Chris Chapman. Poetry James Crowden. Photgraphs by CHRIS CHAPMAN;136pp. Large 4to orig. cloth, 1st edit., Oxford, Bardwell Press, 2005. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW17946] £15


CHAPMAN, W.G.: Track Topics. A Book of Railway Engineering for Boys of All Ages. Photographic illus., diagrams; 262pp. Paperback, facsimile reprint of Great Western Railway, 1935 edit, David & Charles, 1987. [ Ref: RGW16266] £5


CHARD HISTORY GROUP. The Roads, Canal and Railways of Chard. Illus., maps; 48pp. orig. wrappers, Chard, 2001. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW17893] £10


CHRISTIANSEN, R.: Forgotten Railways Volume 10 The West Midlands. Folding map, plans, photographic illus., index; 160pp. orig cloth, 1st edit., David & Charles, 1985. In d.w. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16236] £8


CHRISTIANSEN, R.: Forgotten Railways: North and Mid Wales.. Folding map, plans, photographic illus., index; 160pp. orig cloth, 1st edit., David & Charles, 1976. In d.w. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16326] £8


CHRISTIANSEN, R.: A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain. Volume 7 The West Midlands. Folding map, plans, photographic illus., index; 319pp. orig cloth, 3rd revised edit., David St John Thomas, 1991. In d.w. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16340] £10


CLARK G.: Prehistoric England. Colour frontis., 110 photographic illus., other figures in text, index; 120pp; some spotting to a few leaves. orig. cloth, 4th edit., Batsford, 1945. Very good copy in d.w. designed by Brain Cook. [ Ref: RGW2073] £5


CLARK, P.L.: Staffordshire Railways. Illus, plans. folio orig pictorial wrappers, slightly creased, Staffordshire County Library, 1981. [ Ref: RGW16357] £5


CLARKE, J. & PATMORE, J. ALLAN: Railway History in Pictures. North-West England. Colour frontis., photographic illus., plans, index; 112pp; a little spotting. orig cloth, 1st edit., David & Charles, 1968. In d.w. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16367] £5


COCK, J.: Records of ye Antient Borough of South Molton in ye County of Devon. 16 (of 17) collotype plates, appendices, index; iv+255pp; lacks frontis and title. orig. cloth gilt, worn, joints split, 1st edit., South Molton, Published by the Author, 1893. [ Ref: RGW19585] £20


COLLINGWOOD, FRANCIS & WOOLLAMS, JOHN: The Universal Cook, and City and Country Housekeeper containing all the Various Branches of Cookery: The Different Methods of Dressing Butchers Meat, Poultry, Game, and Fish; and of Preparing Gravies, Cullices, Soups, and Broths; To Dress Roots and Vegetables, and to Prepare Little elegant dishes for Suppers or light Repasts: to Make all sorts of Pies, Puddings, Pancakes and Fritters . . . The making and Mangement of Made Wines, Cordial Waters and Malt Liquors. Together with Directions for Baking Bread, the Management of Poultry and Dairy, and Kitchen and Fruit Garden; with a Catalogue of the various Articles in Season in the different Month of the Year. Frontis. with portraits of the authors (some marking), engraved plate of carving, and 12 plates of Bills of Fare, one for each month; xxvi+452pp; lacking half-title, ownership signature on reverse of title, first leaf of preface misplaced, new endpapers. 8vo half modern calf, spine gilt decorated in compartments with raised bands, red leather spine label, Second Edition, Printed by R. Noble for J. Scatcherd, 1797. OXFORD 'English Cookery Books to 1850' pp. 120-1. ESTC T139333 [ Ref: RGW18063] £350
*The authors were described as the principal cooks at the Crown and Anchor Tavern. An early English cook book by 'restaurant chefs' rather than by a housewife or a cook working in noble household.This work received the accolade of being translated into French in 1810. The English Short Title Catalogue cites just two copies of this edition in the UK, and four copies in the USA.

COLVIN, H.: Essays in English Architectural History. 223 illus., index; 310pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., 1999. In d.w. (In print at £45) [ Ref: RGW8649] £20
*Collection of essays, some unpublished before, by Britain's leading architectural historian.

COMBE, IRIS: Border Collies. illus., index; 196pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Faber & Faber, 1978. Very good copy in d.w. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Letters from Author loosely inserted, [ Ref: RGW17306] £10


COOK, O.: The English Country House Through Seven Centuries. Photographic illus. by EDWN SMITH, index; 320pp. folio orig. cloth, spine gilt, 1st edit., Nelson, 1968. Very good copy in frayed d.w. [ Ref: RGW14428] £20


COOKE, R.A.: Atlas of the Great Western Railway as at 1947. Key maps and 186 maps, appendices, index; x+278p Large folio orig. cloth, Revised edit., Wild Swan Publications, 1997. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW16915] £30


COOPER, L.: Yorkshire West Riding. County Books. Folding map, illus., index; 305pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit. R. Hale, 1950. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW14954] £5


CORRIS RAILWAY. Corris Railway Guide of 1895 containing an illustrated description of the route, time-table, fare list, etc. Illus., tables; 16pp. orig. pictorial wrappers, Leicester, Corris Railway Society reprint of 1895 edit. [ Ref: RGW16192] £5


COX, C.J. & FORD, C.B.: The Parish Churches of England. Illus.; x+118pp. orig. cloth, spine faded, 1st edit., Batsford, 1935. [ Ref: RGW327] £5


CROWDEN. J.: In Time of Flood. The Somerset Levels-The River Parrett. Poetry by James Crowden & Photography by George Wright. 147pp. orig. pictorial wrappers, 1st edit., Parrett Trail Partnership, Yeovil, 1996. Fine copy. [ Ref: RGW331] £14
*Poetry and pictures evoked by the magical landscape of the Somerset Levels.

CROWDEN, J.: Cider-The Forgotten Miracle. Illus.; 120pp. orig. pictorial wrappers, 1st edit., Somerton, Cyder Press 2, 1999. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW6997] £15
*History and appreciation of cider by the poet, James Crowden, who has also made and drunk cider.

CROWDEN. J. & ROOK, P.: Bridgwater. The Parrett's Mouth. Poems by James Crowden. Photographs by Pauline Rook. Illus.; 96pp. orig. pictorial wrappers, 1st edit., Agre Books, 2000. Fine copy. [ Ref: RGW7382] £10
*Bridgwater was once a thriving port, Somerset's gateway to the seas. This ancient town with many fine buildings is now an industrial centre. This remarkable collaboration combines thirty new poems and fifty black and white photographs.

CROWDEN. J.: Dorset Footsteps Wessex Ridgeway Poems. 68pp. Paperback, 1st edit., 2007. [ Ref: RGW12781] £8


CROWDEN. J.: Dorset Coast from Lyme Regis to Mudeford Quay. Interviews by James Crowden & Ruby Wright. Photographs by GEORGE WRIGHT; 276pp. Paperback, 1st edit., 2007. [ Ref: RGW12927] £18
*An oral history of the Dorset coast based on a series of interviews with local people.

CROWDEN. J.: Dorset Women from Lyme Regis to Mudeford Quay. Interviews by James Crowden. Transcribed by Ruby Wright. Photographs by GEORGE WRIGHT; 240pp. Paperback, 1st edit., 2007. Fine copy. [ Ref: RGW12928] £12


CROWDEN. J.: Ciderland. Numerous colour illus., glossary, index ; 256pp. orig. pictorial wrappers, 1st edit., Edinburgh, 2008. [ Ref: RGW13134] £19
*History and appreciation of cidermaking in the West County by the poet, James Crowden. It contains extensive interviews with cidermakers and a list of the producers. It reveals that 17th century English growers were using the methode champenoise to make sparkling ciders, well before the French put fizz into their wine.

CROWDEN. J.: Literary Somerset. Colour and black and white illus., index; xvi+256pp. Paperback, slight wear, 1st edit., 2010. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW14249] £10
*A reader's guide to those writers ancient and modern who have connections with Somerset.

CROWDEN. J.: Working Women of Somerset. Interviews by James Crowden. Wth Photographs by Pauline Rook. Photographs by PAULINE ROOK; 128pp. Paperback, 1st edit., Agre Books, 2001. Fine copy. [ Ref: RGW17947] £8


CUNNINGTON, P.: Care for Old Houses. Numerous photographic illus. and drawings, index; 256pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Sherborne, 1984. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW14242] £8


CUNNINGTON, P.: Change of Use The Conversion of Old Buildings. Numerous photographic illus. and drawings, index; 256pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Sherborne, 1988. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW15012] £8


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