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No. of lots: 87

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Local History and Topography. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Westmorland. London: HMSO, 1936. Original cloth, worn. With map in rear pocket. With; Richardson, J. - Furness Past and Present. Barrow: 1880. Volume I only. (2)

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Antiquarian. Local History. West, Thomas - A Guide to the Lakes, &c. London: 1784, 3rd edition. With folding map. Poor binding. With; The Antiquities of Furness. Ulverston: George Ashburner, 1805. Bound in marbled paper covers. (2)

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Railways. Marshall, John - The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1969-1972. 1st editions. Ex-School Library. No dust wrappers. (3)

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Maps. A small selection of rolled OS maps. Comprising: Cumbria - Sheet SD 40 NW (1977) Cartmel Fell & Whitbarrow; Cumbria - Sheet SD 48 SW (1977) Witherslack, Lindale & Newton; South Westmorland - Witherslack and Meathop (1914); South Westmorland - Witherslack and Whitbarrow (1914). (4)

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Topography. Ogilvy, James S. - A Pilgrimage in Surrey. London: George Routledge, 1914. Two Volumes. Original cloth. With; Howson, J. S. - The River Dee. London: Virtue, Spalding & Co. Circa 1875. Original cloth. And 1 other. (3)

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Travel and related. Small selection, includes; Willoughby, H. - Australian Pictures. London: 1886. Original cloth; Palen, L. S. (trans.) - The Fire of Desert Folk. London: 1926. Original cloth; Du Chaillu, Paul B. - The Land of the Midnight Sun. London: 1899 reprint. Lacks map. And; 3 others. (6)

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Local History. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Westmorland. 1936 - 1st edition. Original cloth, illustrated including folding map in rear pocket. (1)

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Children's. Potter, Beatrix - The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes. London: Frederick Warne, 1911. First edition. Issue points correct [Quinby 20]. Small abrasions to boards, includes small loss to author's name on upper board. Hinges splitting at tail of spine. (1)

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Literature. Marsh, Honoria D. - Shades from Jane Austen. 1975, limited edition 292/300, signed. Full leather, in slipcase. Spine faded. Provenance: Publisher crossed out, and initialled by the author indicating a personal copy. Inscription on verso of half-title 'this copy belongs to K. Anne Oliver Bellasis whose family bought Manydown from the Bigg-Withens'. Jane Austen was a frequent visitor to the property at Manydown, and received her only marriage proposal there in 1802 from Harris Bigg-Withens. The property was pulled down in 1965, it influenced many of Austen's works. (1)

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Poetry. Sassoon, Siegfried - An Octave. 1966, limited edition - no.83/100 copies presented to the author on his eightieth birthday. Papered boards in the card slipcase. Fine copy. (1)

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Travel. Lloyd, Reginald - Twentieth Century Impressions of Chile: Its History, People, Commerce, Industries, and Resources. London: 1915. Full maroon morocco, gilt. Hinges worn at extremities. A VG copy. Scarce. (1)

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Geology and related. A large selection, mainly 19th and early 20th century, includes; Miller, Hugh - The Testimony of the Rocks. Edinburgh: 1869, 37th thousand. Original cloth; Lyell, Sir Charles - The Student's Elements of Geology. London: 1871. Original cloth; etc. (24)

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Geology and related. A small selection. Comprising; Lupton, Arnold - A Practical Treatise on Mine Surveying. London: 1902; Duff, Patrick - Sketch of the Geology of Moray. Elgin: 1842; Wheeler, W. H. - The Sea-Coast. London: 1902; and 1 other. (4)

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Palaeontology/Fossils. Taylor, J. E. - Our Common British Fossils. London: 1885; Woods, Henry - Palaeontology: Invertebrate. Cambridge: 1902, 3rd edition; and 1 other. (3)

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Art & Architecture. Fletcher, Banister F. - A History of Architecture. London: 1905, 5th edition. Original cloth; Hardie, Martin - John Pettie. London: A & C Black, 1908. Original cloth; and 1 other. (3)

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Travel and related. A. & C. Black publications. Includes; Constantinople (1906, 1st); Egypt (1903, 2nd imp.); The Norwegian Fjords (1907, 1st); The Sea-Kings of Crete (1910, 1st); etc. Condition mixed, Fair-VG. (19)

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English Topography & History. A. & C. Black publications. Includes; The Rivers and Streams of England (1909, 1st); Gardens of England (1911, 2nd imp.); etc. (7)

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Children's. A selection, includes; Mitton, G. E. - The Children's Book of Stars. London: 1907; Kingsley, Charles - The Water Babies. Hodder & Stoughton for Boots the Chemists, no date circa 1930. Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith, 12 colour plates; etc. (5)

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Natural History. A selection, includes; Flemwell, G. - Alpine Flowers and Gardens. 1910; Hall, Rev. C. A. - The Open Book of Nature. 1919, 2nd impression; etc. (6)

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Literature and Poetry. A selection, includes; Burns, Scott, Goldsmith, Macaulay's Rome, etc. (11)

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British Topography. A selection, includes; Anderson, R. - Deeside. London: 1911; Riley, W. - A Village in Craven. 2nd impression; Black's Guides; etc. (16)

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Specialist Botany and Ecology. A carton. Includes; Robinson - Soils. London: 1937, 2nd edition; Microbial Ecology. Cambridge: 1957; Bawden - Plant Viruses and Virus Diseases. 1943, 2nd US edition. Etc. (16) Provenance: from the working collection of the noted botanist A. R. Clapham, some books bearing his signature.

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Science. Physics and related. Includes; Thirring, J. H. - The Ideas of Einstein's Theory. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1921, 1st thus. Etc. (26)

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Miscellaneous. A large carton. Includes; Sladen, Douglas - On The Cars And Off. London: Ward Lock & Co.; Graves, Robert - Good-Bye To All That. London: 1929, 3rd impression; Joyce, James - Ulysses. London: 1954; etc. (31)

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History and related biographies. Includes; Morley, J. - The Life of William Ewart Gladstone. 1903, three volumes; Thompson, J. W. - Economic and Social History of the Middle Ages. 1959-66, two volumes; Etc. (17)

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Natural History/Botany & Topography. Clapham, Tutin & Warburg - Flora of the British Isles. 1962, 2nd edition. With the 4 volumes of Illustrations and a copy of Excursion Flora of the British Isles, 1968 2nd edition; Monk, W. J. - By Thames, Coln, and Leach. Oxford: 1927; ward Lock Red Guides for London (1915), Anglesey & North Wales (1930) and Isle of Wight (1918); etc. (19) Provenance: from the working collection of noted botanist A. R. Clapham.

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Arthur Ransome. A selection, includes; The Child's Book of the Seasons. London: Anthony Treherne & Company, 1906. 1st edition. Illustrated by Frances Craine; Swallowdale. New York: 1932. 1st US edition. In dust wrapper; The Picts and the Martyrs. London: 1943. 1st edition. In dust wrapper. And; Idem. (4)

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Antiquarian Odd Volumes. A large selection, includes; Francisco Turrettino - Institutio Theologiae Elencticae (pars secunda). Geneva: 1689; R. P. Cornelii Cornelii - A Lapide E Societate Jesu, Commentaria in Vetus Et Novum Testamentum. Venetiis [venice] Ex Typographia Balleoniana: 1740. Appears complete: 11 volumes in 10 books. Disbound; Potter, R. - The Tragedies of Aeschylus. Norwich: 1777. Boards detached; etc. (17)

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Local Industrial History. Mining and related. A selection, includes; Holland, Eric G. - Coniston Copper. 1987, 1st, signed; Geddes, R. Stanley - Burlington Blue-Grey. 1991, 2nd edition; Ian Tyler Blue Rock publications; etc. (13)

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Furness and Lakeland Railways. A small selection, includes; Andrews, Michael - The Furness Railway: A History. 2012, 1st; etc. (6)

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Maritime. Vickers and Barrow Shipbuilding interest. A selection. (13)

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Original Manuscript Workbook. [Cowper, H. Swainson] - The History of the Essex Family of Raleigh Castle, Co. Essex. Radswell & Thackstead in the same county, &c. Not published, dated November 1886. Comprising approx. 40 pages of handwritten notes and prose regarding the history of the Essex family in the counties of Essex, Middlesex & Berkshire. Presumably Cowper was either preparing this work for publication or it may have been a private project. The work begins around the Norman period with Robert FitzWimarc, his son Swein of Essex and continues through into the 16th century. There are several family trees and illustrations of the family crest. At the rear is an unrelated pen and ink sketch of Hawkshead Hall. (1)

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A late 19th century scrapbook/album concerning the art collection of Robert C. Hall, esq. The album is titled: Photographs of Oil Paintings and Water-Color Drawings by Prominent Modern Artists... Collected by, Robert C. Hall, esq. There are newspaper clippings to the end papers referring to the auction of Mr Hall's collection at Messrs. Branch and Leete's Hanover Gallery. The album comprises a selection of photographs and engravings depicting the works of art within the collection, as well as letters from some of the artists. Artists include: B. W. Leader; Edwin Long; James Barnes; C. S. Lidderdale; J. MacWhirter; Hamo Thornycroft; etc. Compiled by R. C. Hall and A. W. Hall. Small Quarto format, half morocco over textured cloth. (1)

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An early 20th century scrapbook/album. Dates appear to run 1911-1923. No ownership markings. Contents comprise a varied selection of sketches, verse, and related - many of a humorous nature. Most of the sketches are naive but others appear quite adept, the majority are pen and ink but some are coloured. Please refer to images for examples. The album itself is rather worn, particularly the extremities. Occasional light spotting internally, otherwise contents in good order. (1)

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A Victorian Commonplace/Leisure Hours Book. Dates circa 1851. Initialed 'C. L. A.', presumed authoress as they have the first and final handwritten contribution. There appear to be other contributors, including some with the surname Apthorpe. Contains a varied selection of engravings, sketches, cuttings and verse, etc. Some coloured. Loosely tipped-in is a portrait sketch and poetic tribute to Georgiana Charlotte Abercromby, 4th daughter of Sir Robert Abercromby of Birkenbog. With; a smaller scrapbook of similar date containing a variety of pen and ink and pen and wash sketches, engravings, etc. Presumably copied from works of the period (one bears resemblance to a Tenniel illustration for Alice). Please refer to images for examples. (2)

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Antiquarian. Fox, John; Madan, Rev. (ed.) - The Book of Martyrs: Containing an Account of the Sufferings and Death of the Protestants in the Reign of Queen Mary the First. London: Printed and Sold by John Fuller, dated 1760 at foot of engraved title and 1761 at foot of preface to the reader. Illustrated with 58 copper-engraved plates. Folio, 717pp plus list of martyrs and plate of Popish Priest falling from the pulpit. No frontispiece. Well worn leather binding, front board detached, spine coming away with loss. Repairs to margins of some leaves. A few loose plates. Text-block remains square and fairly tight due to the presence of brass clasps on the fore-edges of the boards. An uncommon edition. (1)

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Furniture Catalogue. G. T. Rackstraw Ltd. (Worcester). No date, circa 1940's/50's. Ring binder containing 80 plus leaves of photo-illustrated furniture with brief dimensions. This catalogue loaned to Longmire & Son, Windermere. (1)

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Lake District. Literary and Bibliographical interest. Includes; Ruskin, Coleridge, Wordsworth, etc. (20)

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Cumberland & Westmorland. Local history and topography. Softback miscellany. (quantity)

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Cumberland & Westmorland. Local history, a selection. Collingwood, W. G. & Smith, A. Reginald - The Lake Counties. 1932, limited edition no.306/350, signed, in dust wrapper; Lysons, D. & S. - Magna Britannia: Volume IV Cumberland. Map and plates, in modern green cloth; etc. (6)

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Lake District. Wordsworth, William - A Guide Through the District of the Lakes in the North of England. Kendal: Hudson & Nicholson. 1835, 5th edition. Folding map. With; Sayer's History of Westmorland. Kendal: W. Sayer, 1847. Two volumes. Frontispieces and map (loose + damaged). Cloth re-bind. (3)

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Local History. Signed or Association interest. Comprising; Jones, T. & Willink, A. H. - James Cropper & Co. And Memories of Burneside 1845-1945. Kendal: 1945. Presentation copy from Willink; Scott, Sir S. H. - Personal Account. Kendal: 1953. With compliments slip and letter from the author loosely inserted. And 1 other. (3)

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Local History and Topography. A carton. Modern hardback selection. Includes, A. H. Griffin; Melvyn Bragg; etc. VG copies. (20)

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Local History and Topography. A carton. Modern hardback and softback selection. Includes, Castles of Cumberland and Westmorland (1977); Portrait of the Wordsworth Country (1984) signed; Cameos of Crosthwaite and Lyth (2002) signed; etc. (18)

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Local History and Topography. A carton. Includes antiquarian. Reminiscences of Persons and Places in Kendal, Sixty Years Ago (1890); The Early Registers of Blawith (1913); Some Westmorland Wills (1928); Gilpin's Observations, two volumes (1786); etc. (20)

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Local History and Topography. A carton. Includes antiquarian. Local Chronology: being Notes of the Principal Events Published in Kendal Newspapers (1865); Rydal by the late Miss Armitt (1916); The Watcher by the Bridge (1936) in dust wrapper; etc. (12)

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Local History and Topography. A carton. Softback miscellany. Viewing recommended (quantity)

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