Social History

ANON: Handwritten diary, Odell, Bedfordshire.

Item No. 15558

Item No. 15558

Odell, Bedfordshire, 1836. Handwritten diary in a "Richards's Universal Daily Remembrancer " for 1836. First half unused, diary commences July. The unidentified diarist residing in the village of Odell, Bedforshire. He records journeys, expenses, servants wages, "Old Savage" tends the strawberries & other various agricultural matters etc. 4to (10 x 8 inches), original half-calf. Lacking spine, stitching broken.


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ANON: A Few Rules for the Manners of Servants in Good Families.

Item No 15259

London: Ladies' Sanitary Association,1892. 12mo ( 4 x 2 3/4 inches), 23-pages. Original green wrappers, wire stitched as issued. Excellent.


Enquire Item No. 15259

BOWER, ALEXANDER: The History of the University of Edinburgh from 1756 to 1829; chiefly compiled from Original Papers and Records never before published.

Item No. 14887

Edinburgh: for Waugh and Innes, 1830. This is actually the 3rd volume of the history although not so stated on the title; the first two volumes having been published in 1817. 8vo (8 x 5 1/4 inches), 384-pages. Original cloth backed boards with printed paper label. Binding rubbed & dusty, label browned and a little chipped, two bookplates on front pastedown. Lacking all before title (i.e. front free endpaper and half-title).

Numerous contemporary corrections and alterations throughout in ink; perhaps by the author? This volume has an appendix containing an account of different institutions connected with the university; the Anatomical Museum, Lying-in Hospital, etc. Rare.


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COMPANY OF STATIONERS: The Ladies' Diary: or, Woman's Almanack for the Year of Our Lord 1806 ... . Designed for the Use and Diversion of the Fair Sex.

Item No. 13926

London: Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1806. Engraved upper wrapper in red and black. 8vo (7 x 4 3/4 inches), 48-pages, original wrappers stitched within contemporary plain wrappers lettered in ink. Small piece torn from one fore-margin affecting a few words, corners and foremargins bumped and creased, some browning and dust-marking.


Enquire Item No. 13926

DONNELLAN, JOHN: A Defence and Substance of the Trial of John Donnellan : Esq; who was convicted for the murder of Sir Theodosius Boughton, Bart. at the assizes held at Warwick, on Friday the 30th of March 1781, Before The Hon. Francis Buller, Esq; One of his Majesty's Justices of the Court of King's-Bench. Founded on the Case solemnly attested by the Sufferer after his Conviction, and published at the Request of his Solicitors, Messrs. Inge and Webb.

Item No. 15672

London : printed for John Bell, at the British Library, Strand, 1781. First edition. Folio (14 x 9 1/4 inches), pages: 72:12, old full calf; upper cover detached, lacks front free endpaper; binding extremely rubbed and chipped; internally good.

With an engraved portrait of Donnellan and view of Lowford Hall pasted to front pastedown and contemporary notes on rear blank stating that: "Mr. Marshall ... who was born near Lowford Hall informed me that Mrs. Donnellan had two children by Captain Donnellan, the eldest of whom, a boy, was not informed of his father's fate, till he was seventy two years old, and when made acquainted with it, such was the effect it took upon him that he committed suicide" and other notes regarding Mrs. Donnellan's subsequent marriages including to Napoleon's surgeon.

Whilst the Account of the Trial is in itself rare, this Defence is rarer still.


Enquire Item No. 15672

EDGEWORTH, MARIA & R.L: Essays on Practical Education. The Third Edition in Two Volumes.

Item No. 7908

London: for J. Johnson, 1811. Two volumes. 8vo, pp. xv:(1):491:(1, advertisement) & (1):501:(1, advertisement), contemporary full marbled tan calf; lower joint of one volume cracked, lower board partly detached, other joints cracked but firm, spines rubbed, one lettering piece chipped, some foxing and browning.


Enquire Item No. 7908

EDWARD VII: Invitation ticket to the "Welcome Home Reception of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales in the Guildhall, on Friday, 19th May, 1876". Ticket No. 4858.

Item No. 14359

London: 1876. An elaborate chromolithographic invitation, in gold and colours, on card, the design incorporating elephant heads and the Taj Mahal. The card by S.W. Rowsell & Son. Overall 10 x 8 1/2 inches. Brown staining to blank margins only slightly touching image, a few marginal edge chips.


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ELIZABETH II, Queen of Great Britain: A pair of admission tickets for the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Westminster Abbey, Tuesday, 2nd June, 1953. Admitting Mr & Mrs. R. E. Alford to the Gallery of the North Aisle of the Nave. Ticket numbers 088 & 089.

Item No. 16473

Item No. 16473

Item No. 16473

The blue bordered admission tickets with embossed crown in gilt, on card, each 81/8 x 5 7/8 inches. With to the reverse of each a plan of the Abbey showing the entrance by No. 12 Door. Very good.

Item No. 16473

Together with "The Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Ceremonial 2 June 1953". 4to, 44-pages, original printed wrappers blocked in git; "The Form and Order of the Service that is to be performed and the Ceremonies that are to be Observed in the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II". 4to, 61-pages printed in red & black. Original red cloth blocked in gilt; & "Coronation Thanksgiving by the Peoples of the Commonwealth in the prescence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. St. Paul's Cathedral, Tuesday, 9th June, 1953. 4to, 13-pages, original printed wrappers; foxed.


Enquire Item No. 16473

HARTLEY, C. GASQUOINE: The Position of Woman in Primitive Society. A Study of the Matriarchy.

London: Eveleigh Nash, 1914. First edition. 8vo, pp.275, original beige cloth, no dustwrapper; binding spine browned and with a couple of small darker stains, headbands and corners bumped, generally lightly soiled and with "d8" pencilled on front cover; internally, page edges and endpapers browned, lower edge of text block with ragged edges in places (perhaps due to uneven trimming and subsequently "opened" carelessly), inner joints cracked in one or two places but stitching firm.


Enquire Item No. 11280

HAYCOCK, LORNA: John Anstie of Devizes 1743-1830. An Eighteenth-Century Wiltshire Clothier.

Stroud: Wiltshire Archaeological & Natural History Society in association with Alan Sutton Publishing, 1991. First edition. Black & white photographic illustrations. 8vo, pp.xii:116, softcover; ink name and white address sticker to inside front cover; newspaper cutting pasted to inside back cover; generally very good.


Enquire Item No. 8137

HOBHOUSE, STEPHEN & BROCKWAY, A. FENNER: English Prisons To-day. Being the Report of the Prison System Enquiry Committee.

Item No. 15516

Special Edition for Subscribers, 1922. Plates. 8vo (9 x 6 inches), 728-pages. Original blue cloth; headbands rubbed and slightly frayed, edges of text block foxed. Later inscription on front free endpaper; endpapers browned.


Enquire Item No. 15516

HYDE, JAMES WILSON: The Royal Mail, its Curiosities and Romance.

Item No. 15449

London: Simpkin, Marshall, 1889. Third edition. Plates & illustrations. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 306-pages. Original red cloth pictorially blocked in black; binding rubbed and bumped, upper inner joint cracked, frontispiece detached.


Enquire Item No. 15449

JACOB, GILES: The Accomplish'd Conveyancer. Containing Great Variety of Precedents of Special Grants, Assignments, Mortages and all Sorts of Securities .... Special Gifts, Grants, .... etc. The Second Edition, corrected; with Additions. Volume 2 only (of 3).

Item No. 11689

London: In the Savoy: Printed by Henry Lintot, Law-Printer to the King's most Excellent Majesty, for Dan. Browne, at the Black Swan without Temple-Bar; and John Shuckburgh at the Sun, next the Inner-Temple-Gate, Fleet-Street, 1750. 8vo (8 x 5 1/4 inches), pages 611:(10), contemporary full polished tan calf; contemporary signature on first leaf, lacking lettering piece. An attractive crisp copy.


Enquire Item No. 11689

LANCASTER, JOSEPH: Improvements in Education as it respects the Industrious Classes of the Community; containing, among other Important Particulars, an Account of the Institution for the Education of One Thousand Poor Children, of Borough-Road, Southwark ......

Item No. 7925

London: Printed and Sold by J. Lancaster, Free School, Borough Road; Darton and Harvey, Gracechurch Street, and Hatchard, Piccadilly, 1806. Fourth edition. 8vo, pp.xvi:211, contemporary full tan calf, heaband chipped, lacking lettering piece, a little rubbed. Title-page partly detached, two leaves of prelims. detached and a little dust-marked/browned on margins, occasional foxing. Upper inner joint cracked but very firm.

With the engraved armorial bookplate of Sir Robert Johnson Eden Bart (1774 - 1844).


Enquire Item No. 7925

LOVER, SAMUEL: Schloss's English Bijou Almanac for 1840 Poetically Illustrated by S. Lover Esq.

Item No. 13842

London: Albert Schloss [Fancy Stationer to Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Kent] [1839]. Engraved throughout. Six engraved portraits. Miniature book (13/16 x 9/16 inches), lacking outer covering of boards and backstrip, all four green endpapers present; fore-edge splayed else good.

Louis W. Bondy writes (in "Miniature Books, Their History. Sheppard Press 1981) of these tiny Schloss almanacs: "They are true miracles of engraving, illustration ...... Each of them has six charming plates, almost all of them portraits of famous writers, musicians, painters or stage performer s.....The size of all these almanacs is minute ....the quality of the engraving is of the highest order and is due to the great skill of Benjamin Rees Davies ......"


Enquire Item No. 13842

MANN, ALICE: Mann's Black book of the British aristocracy; or, An exposure of the more monstrous abuses in the state and the church: with black lists of pensioners, royal, aristocratic, legal, civil, diplomatic, hereditary, military, clerical, etc.

Item No. 15167

London: Wm. Strange, [1848 ]. 12mo (5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches), 54-pages. Lacking upper wrapper, lower wrapper chipped. Title browned with slight edge wear. Rare.


Enquire Item No. 15167

MASTERS, JOSEPH (Publisher): Household Work; or The Duties of Female Servants, practically and economically illustrated, through the respective grades of Maid of All Work, House and Parlour Maid, and Laundry Maid. With many Valuable Recipes. Finchley Manuals of Industry No. III.

London: Joseph Masters n.d. circa 1860. Seventh edition. The many valuable recipes are "For facilitating Labour in Every Department". 12mo (6 x 3 1/2 inches), pages: x:110, original cloth; wear to backstrip, rubbed, lacking front free endpaper, upper inner joint cracked. Pencil annotations to contents leaves, one of which is detached. Stitching slack.


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Item No. 13866

London: J. & C. Brown, [1857]. First edition. Frontispiece, title vignette and illustrations. 8vo (7 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches), 318-pages. Contemporary full dark tan calf attractively blocked in blind, spine blocked in gilt within raised bands with lettering piece, all edges red. Contemporary Eton inscription on front fly. Endpapers and fly foxed else internally very good. Binding lightly rubbed and with a band of fading but very sound and attractive.

A social history of London with such chapter headings as "Old warehouses, ships, water-side characters and the old waterworks", "Old shops, old houses, and old inhabitants" & "Old itinerants, Sots' Hole, the sweep, our old church, the old hall", etc.


Enquire Item No. 13866

MOLLINEAUX, C.E: Pauper & Poorhouse.

Libraries Committee, Swinton and Pendlebury Borough Council: 1966 Photocopy typescript. Illustrations & maps. 4to (10 X 8 1/2 inches), 46-pages. Red buckram with printed paper label. Very good. Worsley (Manchester) poorhouse/workhouse 1730-1930.


Enquire Item No. 13098

OWEN, W: An authentic account published by the King’s authority, of all the fairs in England and Wales, as they have been settled to be held since the alteration of the stile. Noting .. the commodities which each of the said fairs is remarkable for furnishing.

Item No. 15153

London: Printed for W. Owen, at Homer’s Head, near Temple-Bar, Fleet-street; and R. Goadby, at Sherborne, in Dorsetshire , 1759. The second edition. 8vo (6 1/2 x 4 inches), 142-pages, contemporary half calf; very rubbed and chipped, marbling stripped from upper cover. Upper cover detached, last leaf detached and chipped on inner margin, various early ownership notes on front blanks and pastedown, some browning, one leaf torn without loss.

Preceding the title is the license leaf, on the recto of which is the printed note "N.B. All the Lists of Fairs are full of great Mistakes .... unless signed with the Hand Writing of Mr Owen", this above a facsimile of his signature. This leaf partially detached. Following the title Mr. Owen's address to the public. Rare.


Enquire Item No. 15153

PRICE, C: Engraved Trade Card for C. Price's "Real Manufactory for all sorts of Choice Canes, Sticks, Whips, Mounting's, Umbrellas etc. Wholesale Retail & for Exportation. No. 221, Strand,

Item No. 16517

London: circa 1770. Where he has a great Assiortment of all sorts of the most Fashionable Goods in the above Lines. Where Merchants may be Served with the greatest Expedition & on the most Reasonable Terms". Engraved trade card measuring 3 5/8 x 2 1/2 inches; very soiled. Inscription on the reverse dated 20 March [17]71.


Enquire Item No. 16517

RAFFALD, ELIZABETH: The Experienced English Housekeeper, For the Use and Ease of Ladies, Housekeepers, Cooks, etc. The Tenth Edition. With an engraved head of the author .....

Item No. 14025

London: for R. Baldwin, 1786. Engraved portrait and 3 folding engraved plates. 8vo (8 1/4 x 5 inches), pages: 384:(14,index), contemporary full calf, boards detached, backstrip split and very worn. An incomplete copy, lacking pages11/12,19/20, 59-62, 263-266, 283/284, & 287-290.

Contemporary handwritten receipts for Gooseberry Wine and Mince Pies on recto of portrait. Title-page torn in half and stitched with cotton, pages 51-54 detached and worn on margins, receipt for curing hams stitched onto the margin of page 306, another receipt written to the verso of one of the folding plates, page 161/162 partly detached and worn on fore-margin, stitching generally slack. With the contemporary oval bookplate within decorative border of Mary Kirkland on front pastedown and her signature on recto of portrait.


Enquire Item No. 14025

RIDER, CARDANUS: Rider's British Merlin: for the Year of our Lord God 1770 [title continued below]. Bound with The Royal Kalendar; or Complete and Correct Annual Register for England ... America for the Year 1770.

Item No. 15165

London: by W. Woodfall for the Company of Stationers, 1769. [Rider title continued]: Being the second after Bissextile or Leap-Year. Adorn'd with many delightful Verities, fitting all Capacities in the Islands of Great Britain's Monarchy. With Notes of Husbandry, Fairs, Marts High Roads, and Tables for many necessary Uses. Compiled for his Country's Benefit. Woodcut within the text "the [astrological] Anatomy of a Man's Body". Partly printed in red & black. Unpaginated. The Royal Kalendar printed for J. Almon (& others) London [1770], 282-pages. 12m0 (5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches), contemporary full sheep; very rubbed, hinges cracked, spine very chipped. Stitching broken, several sections of text detached; overall however internally good.


Enquire Item No. 15165

R.W. BRISTOW, Tailor and Robe Maker, 5 St. Aldate's Street, Oxford.: Engraved bill-head made out to W. W. Hennesy for the sum of £41.6.6.

Item No. 16534

The account bears two dates, April 1842 and April 1859 so it would appear that Mr. Hennesy was rather a slow payer. Numerous items are listed on the 2-sides 4to; with conjugate blank.


Enquire Item No. 16534

TRIAL: The trial of John Donellan Esq. for the wilful murder of Sir Theodosius Edward Allesley Boughton, Bart. at the assize at Warwick, on Friday, March 30th. 1781. Before the Honorable Francis Buller, Taken in Short-Hand, By Joseph Gurney.

Item No. 15673

London : Sold by George Kearsley, No. 46, Fleet-Street, and Martha Gurney, No. 34 Bell-Yard, Temple-Bar, 1781. First edition. Folio (14 x 9 1/2 inches), 58-pages; disbound. Title page detached and dust-marked, first leaf torn without loss, tear to margin of last leaf. Later, 1860, inscription on title. Drawing of Mrs. Donellan's tomb and notes on her subsequent marriages below.


Enquire Item No. 15673

TRIALS: The Trial of Spencer Cowper Esq. John Marson, Ellis Stevens, and William Rogers, Gent. for the Murder of Mrs. Sarah Stout, a Quaker. Before Mr. Baron Hatsell, at Hertford Assizes, July 18, 1699. A collection of six trials, as under.

London: Printed in the Year 1741. A collection of six trials, without general title-page but with continuous pagination and signatures (conforming with ESTC N48860, the University of California copy & the only other 3 copies listed - all in American libraries). Of the six, five have individual title-pages, all with the imprint "London: Printed in the Year 1741".

Item No. 15143

Item No. 15143

The trials, in addition to that listed above (pages 1-208) are:

The Trial of Hugh Reason, and Robert Tranter, at the King's Bench for the Murder of Edward Lutterel, Esq. Feb. 3, 1721 (pages 209-302);

The Trial of John Woodburne and Arundel Cook, Esq;at Suffolk Assizes for Felony, In wilfully slitting the Nose of William Crispe, Gent. March 13, 1721 (pages 303-400);

Proceedings in Parliament against James Earl of Derwenter [ & five others] upon Impeachment for High-Treason, Feb. 9, 1715 (pages 401-492);

The Trial of George Earl of Wintoun upon an Impeachment for High-Treason March 15,16,19 1715 (pages 493-702; no individual title which is correct according to pagination; this being a continuation of the preceding trial);

The Trial of Col. Algernon Sidney, at the King's-Bench, for High Treason Nov. 21. 1683 (pages 703-860).

8vo in 4's (6 3/4 x 4 inches), contemporary fill calf; boards detached and chipped. vertical crease to backstrip; first title heavilly dustmarked; some other soiling/dustmarking to the text. Small piece torn from one upper margin with loss of part of running title, small piece torn from one fore-margin affecting a few words, one leaf torn without loss. Rather tightly bound.


Enquire Item No. 15143

TUSSER, THOMAS: Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry ......... together with a Book of Huswifery. Being a Calendar of rural and domestic Economy ..... And exhibiting a Picture of the Agriculture, Customs, and Manners of England in the Sixteenth Century.

Item No. 16540

London: for Lackington, Allen, 1812. A New Edition by William Mavor.. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), contemporary full diced tan calf, narrow gilt rules to sides, spine gilt on bands, crimson lettering piece. Upper joint cracked but held on cords. Old Tusser newspaper notice on verso of front free endpaper and 19th Century inscription on margin of title.


Enquire Item No. 16540

VARIOUS: Crime & Criminality Tales of Eighteenth Century Southern England mainly Kent, Taken from the Kentish Gazette of the Time.

Item No. 15213

Herne Bay, Kent: Prospect Hill Press,1995. One of 12 Copies of trial edition. Illustrations. Folio (12 x 8 1/2 inches), 111-pages, original cloth-backed boards; some spotting & rubbing to the boards.


Enquire Item No. 15213

WILDE, G. & DODSON, J. ( & A. G. Trent): A Treatise on Natal Astrology. To which is Appended "The Soul and the Stars" by A. G. Trent.

Item No. 15182

Halifax, Yorkshire: The Occult Book Company, 1894. First edition. Diagrams. 8vo (9 x 6 inches), pages 216:xxix, original blind-stamped black cloth lettered in gilt; inner joints split else good.


Enquire Item No. 15182

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