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  • AMBRA BOOKS - Miscellaneous Selection from stock.
    Hardie Martin ENGLISH COLOURED BOOKS With 27 coloured and black and white plates xxiv 340 partly faded dustwrapper scratch mark to rear of dustwrapper Kingsmead Reprints Bath 1973 8 00 Hardwick Michael A LITERARY ATLAS AND GAZETTEER OF THE BRITISH ISLES Maps 216pp dustwrapper David Charles Newton Abbot 1973 8 00 Hardy W J BOOK PLATES With 42 plates 240pp few spots to the original cloth untrimmed Second Edition London Kean Paul 1897 10 00 Includes chapters on American English and German book plates Harold Edward Bishop of Ely THE WORLD AND THE MAN A Sermon Preached at the Consecration of St Paul s Gorefield on Wednesday January 25 1871 17pp disbound contemporary hand written inscription slightly cropped at the top of the title page Ely T A Hills 1871 8 00 Harris Rendel EMENDATION TO THE GREEK OF THE NEW TESTAMENT The After Glow Essays Number Twelve 17pp original paper boards University of London Press Ltd 1935 6 00 Harris Rendel HUNDREDS AND HIDES The After Glow Essays Number Eleven 20pp original paper boards University of London Press Ltd 1935 6 00 Harris Rendel REJUVENESCENCE The After Glow Essays Number Ten Diagrammatic map 2 illusts 15pp original paper boards University of London Press Ltd 1935 6 00 Harris Rendel THE THE TIBER AND THE RHINE The After Glow Essays Number Nine Diagrammatic map 17pp original paper boards University of London Press Ltd 1935 6 00 In this essay Harris tries to prove that place names along the Rhine and the Tiber are derived from Egyptian words Harris Rendel WORDSWORTH S LUCY The After Glow Essays Number Eight Diagrammatic map 3 illusts 24pp original paper boards University of London Press Ltd 1935 6 00 Haselden R B SCIENTIFIC AIDS FOR THE STUDY OF MANUSCRIPTS Plates diagrams 108pp untrimmed in the original wraps wraps partly faded titled in manuscript on spine Printed at the Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society 1935 12 00 Hassall W O A SELECT BIOGRAPHY OF ITALY A Thousand Books about Italy its Geography Population Cities and Regions its Language Literature and History its Social Economic and Political Life its Art and Music 82pp original printed wraps spine slightly worn to head and foot of spine top outer hinge partly split to head and foot Aslib London 1946 8 00 Hayes T T LORD BEACONSFIELD A Paper Read by T T Hayes Jnr Before the Members of the Leigh Liberal Club 20pp stitched as issued lacks wraps signs where once folded first and last outer leaves slightly dusty stitching loosening London John Kempster 1879 10 00 Highet Robert RECHABITE HISTORY A Record of the Origin Rise and Progress of the Independent Order of Rechabites Salford Unity Temperance Friendly Society From its Institution on August 25th 1835 to the Present Time 1935 One Hundred Years Illusts 508pp original cloth corners slightly bruised ex lib with label to front pastedown and stamp to verso of title Manchester 1936 18 00 Hodgson T J printer and publisher THE NORTHERN YEAR BOOK For The Counties of Northumberland Durham and Cumberland for the Year 1829 288 134 2 page Addenda sm 8vo original cloth boards rubbed to edges and loose lacks spine few pages loose at front and rear old tape stain to 2 inner margins at rear Newcastle upon Tyne Printed and Published by T J Hodgson 1830 50 00 Home Office COAL MINES ACT 1911 Regulations and Orders Illusts some of which are folding 175pp tall 8vo original printed paper boards roan spine covers slightly rubbed head of spine chipped and outer hinges split for approx 1 at head of spine Ink notes on top board H M S O London 1913 10 00 Horrocks Sidney editor REGISTERS PAROCHIAL NON PAROCHIAL Monumental Inscriptions Names Wills A Contribution towards a Lancashire Bibliography vol 5 xi 162pp original cloth Joint Committee on the Lancashire Bibliography Manchester 1973 10 00 Huish Marcus B and Allingham Helen illustrator HAPPY ENGLAND With 1 black and white plate and 80 coloured plates all with tissue guards xi 204pp original decorative cloth spine slightly dull inner hinges cracks Reissued larger size Adam Charles Black London 1909 14 00 Johnson Walter FOLK MEMORY or the Continuity of British Archaeology With 37 photograph illusts textual illusts 416pp original cloth spine slightly faded cloth slightly rubbed to edges couple of relevant news cuttings pasted to endpapers First edition Oxford Clarendon Press 1908 18 00 King Isaac A SAILOR S LETTER 4pp 12mo disbound F Westley London c1821 12 00 King wrote this letter shortly before he died with 800 men and officers on His Majesty s Ship St George off the coast of Denmark He wrote the letter to the Rev G C Smith Penzance Cornwall Kipling Rudyard SOMETHING OF RUDYARD KIPLING AND HIS WORKS With an Index to the volumes published by MacMillan Co Ltd Illusts 65pp original wraps slight spotting to cover and prelims R R Clark Edinburgh c 1936 8 00 Klamkin Marian PICTURE POSTCARDS Numerous illusts 192pp small nick to dustwrapper David Charles Newton Abbot and London 1974 10 00 Landsberg Sylvia THE MEDIEVAL GARDEN Coloured and black and white illusts plans 144pp dustwrapper British Museum Press 1995 8 00 Le Grand THE LAY OF THE LITTLE BIRD Decorated by The Brown Coloured frontis and illust 9pp short tear to the original paper wraps Perpetua Press Bristol 1936 10 00 Reprinted from G L W s translation of Le Grand s Fabliaux of the 12th and 13th Centuries Leatham Diana CELTIC SUNRISE An Outline of Celtic Christianity Illustrations by George Mackie map endpapers 192pp original cloth partly faded rear cover has some rust spots few light marks to top board First edition London Hodder and Stoughton 1951 12 00 Leighton Ann EARLY ENGLISH GARDENS IN NEW ENGLAND For Meate or Medicine Illusts xviii 441pp partly faded dustwrapper First edition Cassell London 1970 10 00 Leighton John M and Wilson Professor SWAN S VIEWS OF THE LAKES OF SCOTLAND A Series of Views from Paintings Taken Expressly for the Work With 52 plates from paintings by John Fleming and engraved by Joseph Swan lii 218 18 page list of subscribers 4to some foxing 4tp contemporary half morocco raised bands spine gilt tooled marbled boards and endpapers usual occasional foxing mainly to margins of plate With the engraved armorial bookplate of S H Haslam Second edition Joseph Swan Engraver Glasgow 1836 220 00 Lindley Kenneth THE WOODBLOCK ENGRAVERS Illusts 128pp dustwrapper David and Charles Newton Abbot 1970 8 00 Lister Raymond SAMUEL LISTER and His Etchings With 39 plates 1 of which is in colour 131pp top edge of dustwrapper slightly ragged 3 tear to rear of dustwrapper few small marks to dustwrapper Watson Guptill Publications New York 1969 8 00 Longueville Thomas THE CURIOUS CASE OF LADY PURBECK A Scandal of the XVIIIth Century ix 148pp original cloth ex ref lib with label to front endpaper and stamp to title page number to foot of spine London Longmans Green and Co 1909 10 00 Elizabeth Hatton Lady Purbeck was murdered in the courtyard of Hatton House in 1616 She was last seen alive leaving a ball with the Spanish Ambassador with whom she had just danced Lowth Robert A SERMON PREACHED AT THE VISITATION OF THE HONOURABLE AND RIGHT REVEREND RICHARD LORD BISHOP OF DURHAM Held in the Parish Church of St Mary Le Bow in Durham On Thursday July 27 1758 Published at His Lordship s Request 20pp sm 4to stitched as issued in the original plain paper wraps slightly chipped to head and foot of spine London R and J Dodsley 1758 12 00 Lowth was Prebendary of Durham Rector of Sedgefield and Chaplain in Ordinary to His Majesty Mackenzie Ian BRITISH PRINTS Dictionary and Price Guide Numerous coloured and black and white illusts 359pp dustwrapper First edition Antique Collectors Club Woodbridge Suffolk 1987 20 00 Madge of Truth Mrs Humphry THE PERI LUSTA HAND BOOK A Guide to Art and Fancy Needlework Illusts 93pp 4to original decorative paper card covers cloth spine covers partly faded G Faulkner Sons Manchester London c 1906 20 00 Madox Thomas FIRMA BURGI OR AN HISTORICAL ESSAY CONCERNING THE CITIES TOWNS AND BURROUGHS OF ENGLAND Taken from Records With a few illusts and decorative initials xx 297 27 page index folio full contemporary calf slightly rubbed boards held by strings lacks lettering piece from spine With the engraved armorial bookplates of John Peyte Verney Lord Willoughby de Broke and Robert Henry Verney Lord Willoughby de Broke Printed by William Bowyer and Sold by Robert Gosling at the Middle Temple Gate in Fleetstreet 1726 230 00 Maguire W A edited and introduction by LETTERS OF A GREAT IRISH LANDLORD A selection from the estate correspondence of the third Marquess of Downshire 1809 45 Illusts facsimiles 189pp 4to original pictorial card covers small stamp to front endpaper Belfast H M S O 1974 16 00 Marmontel M LES INCAS OU LA DESTRUCTION DE L EMPIRE DU PEROU Volume 2 of 2 only Lacks plates 257 3pp 12mo full early calf raised bands leather label covers slightly rubbed to edges top outer hinge cracked though sound Chez Lacombe Librairie rue de Tournon pres le Luxembourg 1777 8 00 Marshall T H JAMES WATT 1736 1819 Frontis 192pp original cloth occasional foxing Leonard Parsons London 1925 8 00 Martin John BIBLIOGRAPHICAL CATALOGUE OF PRIVATELY PRINTED BOOKS xxv 592pp original cloth Second Edition originally published 1854 reprinted Burt Franklin New York 1970 12 00 Massel Anton and Barty King Hugh CLASSIC WINE MAKING Illusts 202pp original pictorial card covers Heidelberg Publishers Ltd London 1983 10 00 Meek Henry M publisher WALTHAM DIRECTORY Containing General Directories of the Residents Business Directories Town Officers etc of Weston Wayland Cochituate and Lincoln Mass With a Street Map of Weston Middlesex County 1911 1912 Folding map adverts 149pp original qtr cloth printed paper boards inner hinges partly cracked though sound Henry M Meek Publishing Co 1911 12 00 Merivale John Herman A LETTER TO WILLIAM COURTENAY ESQ ON THE SUBJECT OF THE CHANCERY COMMISSION 187pp disbound First edition John Murray London 1827 35 00 Miles John Photographer TUMULUS With 112 pages and 50 black and white photographs oblong folio dustwrapper ex lib with signs where labels removed front front endpapers and label to title page London Invisible Inc 2005 16 00 Miller George printer and publisher THE CHEAP MAGAZINE A Work of Humble Import yet Claiming the Attention of All Ranks As having for its Object the Prevention of Crimes And being calculated to ensure the Peace Comfort and Security of Society By alluring the Young and Thoughtless lacks half of one leaf due to nibbling 12 monthly issues and a supplement with a general title page and vignettes to first leaf of each number viii 616pp 12mo early qtr calf marbled boards rubbed lacks lettering piece from spine lacks front endpaper Printed and Published by George Miller and Son Haddington January 1813 to December 1813 65 00 The Cheap Magazine continued in 1814 but from 1815 it was titled The Monthly Magazine and Philanthropic Museum Articles include More Deplorable Effects by Heathenish Superstition Fatal Effects of Drunkenness On the Duties of Schoolboys etc Mills James A LETTER TO SIR CHARLES ABBOTT Knt The Chief Justice of the Court of King s Bench upon a Late Decision of that Court and also upon Two Subsequent Decisions of the Common Serjeant of the City of London 40pp disbound stitching broken in 2 halves title slightly spotty T Dolby London 1819 16 00 Mills complains that he is forbidden by law to conduct a prosecution without the aid of counsel Murray Hugh and Jameson Professor and Wilson James NARRATIVE OF DISCOVERY AND ADVENTURE IN AFRICA From the Earliest Ages to the Present Time With illustrations of the Geology Mineralogy and Zoology Third Edition Enlarged Folding map full page and textual illusts 472pp sm 8vo recent unlettered cloth map slightly off set Third edition Edinburgh Oliver and Boyd 1840 15 00 Nelson William MANWOOD S TREATISE OF THE FOREST LAWS Shewing Not only the Laws now in Force but the Original of Forests what they are and how they differ from Chases Parks and Warrens with all such Things as are incident to either Together with The proper Terms of Art collected out of the Common and Statute Laws of the Realm as also the Assizes and Iters of Pickering and Lancaster and several other ancient and learned Authors Treating also of the Office of Agistors Beadles Foresters Keepers Rangers Verderors and Wood wards and of the Courts of Attachment c With all the Variety of Cases relating to Forests Chases Parks and Warrens and all the Laws concerning the Game made adjudged or repealed since the Year 1665 The whole digested under proper Titles in an Alphabetical Order The Fourth Edition Corrected and Enlarged i iii 435 23 pages of Table full early calf raised bands leather label on spine top outer hinge cracked though sound With the armorial bookplate of Thomas Penrice Fourth Edition Printed by E Nutt In the Savoy London 1717 450 00 Nevill Ralph THE REMINSCENCES OF LADY DOROTHY NEVILL Frontis xiv 336 16 pages of publishers adverts original cloth ex ref lib with label to front pastedown and stamp to title page London Edward Arnold 1926 14 00 Newton Isaac THE CHRONOLOGY OF ANCIENT KINGDOMS AMENDED To which is Prefix d A Short Chronicle from the First Memory of Things in Europe to the Conquest of Persia by Alexander the Great With 3 copper plate engravings xiv ii 376pp 4to full calf later spine and endpapers raised bands leather label top inner corner of title page and first 30 leaves progressively less damp stained small portions missing from the title page slightly affecting ruled border which has been reinforced to verso for the top third name scrawled through in early ink at the top of title page portion of inner margin replaced to introduction and the damp causing some rubbing to the surface of engraving at the top of this leaf small amount of worming to fore edge margins of approx 25 leaves with small semi circular portions missing from a few leaves Printed by F Tonson J Osborn and T Longman London 1728 550 00 Oldham Wilfrid BRITAIN S CONVICTS TO THE COLONIES Illusts xiii 270pp dustwrapper small stamp to front endpaper Library of Australian History Sydney 1990 15 00 Oppe A P THE WATER COLOUR DRAWINGS OF JOHN SELL COTMAN Frontis and 24 plates xvipp 4to original printed wraps London The Studio Ltd 1923 14 00 Parsons Rev Robert THE CHRISTIAN DIRECTORY Guiding Men to their Eternal Salvation in two parts Carefully revised corrected and explained With Life of the Author 608pp 12mo original cloth slightly chipped at head and foot of spine cloth slightly dull Dublin James Duffy 1842 20 00 Partidge and Oakey publishers THE WESLEY BANNER and Revival Record for the Year 1850 Volume 2 iv 484pp contemporary half calf marbled boards rubbed top outer hinge partly cracked Partidge and Oakey London 1850 16 00 Payne John R W H HUDSON A Bibliography Frontis xv 248pp original cloth Dawson Archon Books 1977 10 00 Pearse Mary HENRIETTA RACHEL WILSON A Sketch by Her Mother Frontis one original mounted photo 50pp sm 8vo few small marks to the original cloth Printed For Private Circulation 1904 12 00 Henrietta was the daughter of Henry Pearse railway owner and M P for Durham South The photograph in this work is of him Phoenix Park Murders PIGOTTISM and The Times Monday April 18 1887 THE PHOENIX PARK MURDERS Facsimile of a letter from Mr Parnell excusing his Public Condemnation of the Crime 16pp few spots lacks wraps London Thomas Hunt 1889 10 00 Lord Henry Cavendish the Chief Secretary for Ireland and Thomas Henry Burke the Permanent Undersecretary were stabbed to death by Irish nationalists known as the Invincibles in Dublin on 6 May 1882 Letters purporting to be written by Parnell which supported the murders were forged and were found to be written by Richard Piggott a journalist Pitt Rivers Augustus ANTIQUE WORKS OF ART FROM BENIN With a New Introduction by Bernard Fagg Curator Pitt Rivers Museum University of Oxford With 50 plates 101pp 4to original pictorial card covers Dover Publications New York 1976 16 00 Pope Alexander THE POETICAL WORKS OF ALEXANDER POPE 3 volumes frontis xii 292 and 304 and 260 1 pp 16mo half calf marbled boards marbled endpapers and page edges covers rubbed to edges Paris Lefevre 1822 25 00 On the half title The British Poets with Biographical and Critical Prefaces by Sir John Byerley Only the first volume is on Copac and there is no other mention of any others in this British Poets series Pothier Rev Pere Dom Joseph LES MELODIES GREGORIENNES d apres la tradition 268 Errata few spots to early binders cloth corners slightly rubbed Tournay Desclee Lefebvre et Cie 1880 20 00 Prideaux Frederick A LECTURE ON FANATICISM What it is and how to Avoid it 39pp original printed wraps spine chipped ex lib with labels to verso of wraps stamp to verso of title page London S W Partridge 1888 10 00 Pulman G P R THE VADE MECUM OF FLY FISHING FOR TROUT Being a Complete Practical Treatise on that Branch of the Art of Angling with Plain and Copious Instructions for the Manufacture of Artificial Flies Illusts in the text xii 186 advert leaf 12mo original cloth spine slightly faded short split to top outer hinge Longman Brown Green and Longmans London 1851 120 00 Redgrave Samuel A DICTIONARY OF ARTISTS OF THE ENGLISH SCHOOL Painters Sculptors Architects Engravers and Ornamentists With Notices of their Lives and Works xvii 498pp few short nicks to head of spine of dustwrapper Second Edition first published 1878 Kingsmead Reprints Bath 1970 10 00 Rigg Arthur A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON THE STEAM ENGINE With 96 plates 350pp 4to original cloth corners slightly

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  • Ambra Books - West Country Antiquarian and Secondhand Books BOUGHT & SOLD
    Back to AMBRA BOOKS Home page Ambra Books WANTS LISTS West Country Antiquarian and Secondhand Books Selection of items I wish to purchase Bristol Cornwall Devon Dorset Gloucestershire Somerset Wiltshire

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  • Ambra Books - Ordering from my site or catalogues.
    by sterling cheque or bank transfer I regret I no longer accept debit or credit cards Before making payment please check that the item s are still available If you wish to pay by card please either telephone or send your details in two or more e mails When sending card details by e mail I usually send them using a combination of numbers and words Collection We operate from

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  • Ambra Books - Cornish, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, & Wiltshire, Antiquarian and Secondhand Books
    Institution of Cornwall The RIC is the oldest established Cornish History Centre in the County West Penwith Renowden Family Genealogy maps etc on West Penwith plus detailed research on the Cornish roots of the Renowden family Back to the Top Devon Dartmoor Magazine Details of the magazine and how to subscribe Dartmoor National Park Information on it s activities history etc Devon and Cornwall Record Society Information on their publications and membership Devon Family History Society Information on their activities and membership Devon GenWeb Devon genealogy links etc Devon Libraries A searchable database of circa 45 000 items relating to Devon For instance you can search for all the items on Torquay Back to the Top Dorset Dorset History Centre Includes a searchable database of their holdings including books and manuscripts Somerset and Dorset Family History Society Information on their activities and membership Back to the Top Gloucestershire Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society Information on their activities and membership Cotswold Geologists This site includes biographical details of geological contributors to the Cotteswold Field Club Gloucestershire Family History Society Information on their activities and membership Gloucestershire Genealogy Links to many Gloucestershire genealogical sites Gloucestershire Monumental Inscriptions Invaluable for Gloucestershire Family History researchers Royal Forest of Dean Family History Society Information on their activities and membership Back to the Top Somerset Bath Past Articles on the history of Bath plus links etc Merriott Local History Group Articles photographs etc on the village Somerset and Dorset Family History Society Information on their activities and membership Somerset Libraries Details of their opening times services and holdings Back to the Top Wiltshire Burbage A large archive on the history as well as photographs of the village Moonrakers This is the official site of the Wiltshire Moonrakers mailing list a forum dedicated to the history and

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  • Notification
    for the counties you are interested in Then click to register You will then be emailed whenever the section changes Back to AMBRA BOOKS Home page REGISTRATION CHANGES The Registration software was changed 25 February 99 at 10 00am GMT Please re register if you registered prior to this date Email address Your Name for Bristol page Your Name for Cornwall page Your Name for Devon page Your Name for

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  • Lesley Aitchison - Manuscripts, Documents, Maps, Plans, Photographs, Albums etc.
    Hamps Isle of Wight Acts of Parliament HEREFORDSHIRE Herefordshire Acts of Parliament HERTFORDSHIRE Hertfordshire Acts of Parliament HUNTINGDONSHIRE Huntingdonshire Acts of Parliament KENT Kent Acts of Parliament LANCASHIRE Lancashire Acts of Parliament LEICESTERSHIRE Leicestershire Acts of Parliament LINCOLNSHIRE Lincolnshire Acts of Parliament LONDON London Acts of Parliament MIDDLESEX Middlesex Acts of Parliament MONMOUTH Monmouth Acts of Parliament NORFOLK Norfolk Acts of Parliament NORTHAMPTONSHIRE Northamptonshire Acts of Parliament NORTHUMBERLAND Northumberland Acts

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  • Lesley Aitchison - Search tips.
    that you are searching for Use appropriate capitalization Use capitalization when looking for proper nouns such as the name of a person or place Lowercase words will match any words of any case Use quotation marks around phrases Use quotation marks to find words that must appear adjacent to each other within a phrase For example search for Indira Gandhi within quotes rather than just Indira Gandhi Use Boolean plus

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  • Lesley Aitchison - Manuscripts, Documents, Maps, Plans, Photographs, Albums etc.
    now sold but I sometimes have similar items in stock They show the range of material which I am interested in BUYING and SELLING Click on each page below or use this Search facility Tips when searching If you wish to receive my current LOCAL HISTORY catalogue s by email or if you have any specific items that you are looking for or that you wish to dispose of please email me at lesley localhistory co uk Catalogue 116 Catalogue 115 Catalogue 114 Catalogue 113 Catalogue 112 Catalogue 111 Catalogue 110 Catalogue 109 Catalogue 108 Catalogue 107 Catalogue 106 Catalogue 105 Catalogue 104 Catalogue 103 Catalogue 102 Catalogue 101 Catalogue 100 Catalogue 99 Catalogue 98 Catalogue 97 Catalogue 96 Catalogue 95 Catalogue 94 Catalogue 93 Catalogue 92 Catalogue 91 Catalogue 90 Catalogue 89 Catalogue 88 Catalogue 90 Catalogue 89 Catalogue 88 Catalogue 87 Catalogue 86 Catalogue 85 Catalogue 84 Catalogue 83 Catalogue 82 Catalogue 81 Catalogue 80 Maps Plans Charts Engraved and Manuscript Catalogue 79 Catalogue 78 Catalogue 77 Catalogue 76 Catalogue 75 Maps Plans Charts Engraved and Manuscript Catalogue 74 Catalogue 73 Catalogue 72 Broadsides Handbills Posters Catalogue 71 Catalogue 70 Catalogue 69 Maps Plans Charts Engraved and Manuscript

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