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ABBAY R. The Castle of Knaresburgh. - A tale of verse of the Civil War in Yorkshire, 1644 and the white mare of Whitestonecliff, a Yorkshire legend of the fifteenth century.
ABBAY R. The Castle of Knaresburgh. - A tale of verse of the Civil War in Yorkshire, 1644 and the white mare of Whitestonecliff, a Yorkshire legend of the fifteenth century.

London (1887)
xiv + 337pp + folding map and publisher's ads. 1st ed., very fine in orig red cloth, spine rather faded as usual. Owner's name in ink on half title.
English Civil War history of battles for Knaresborough castle and Marston Moor. Small orig. label of 'Hannam Printer, Bookseller and Stationer, Knaresborough' on inside cover.
£50.00


ABBAY R. The Castle of Knaresburgh. - A tale of verse of the Civil War in Yorkshire, 1644 and the white mare of Whitestonecliff, a Yorkshire legend of the fifteenth century.
ABBAY R. The Castle of Knaresburgh. - A tale of verse of the Civil War in Yorkshire, 1644 and the white mare of Whitestonecliff, a Yorkshire legend of the fifteenth century.

London (1887)
xiv + 337pp + folding map and publisher's ads. 1st ed., very fine in original red cloth.
English Civil War history of battles for Knaresborough castle and Marston Moor.
£60.00


ANON The Life of John Metcalf, - commonly called Blind Jack of Knaresbro
ANON The Life of John Metcalf, - commonly called Blind Jack of Knaresbro' containing many entertaining anecdotes of his exploits in hunting, card playing, &c., also an amusing account of his elopement and marriage to Miss Benson. His career as a soldier; also a full account of his contracts for making roads, errecting bridges, and other undertakings, which brought him into public notice as a most extraordinary character.

J. Johnson, Leeds (1870 (circa))
30pp + [2] 1st ed., fine in original illustrated paper covers.
A very scarce work.
£60.00


ANON The Legend of Saint Robert, - the Hermit of knaresborough.
ANON The Legend of Saint Robert, - the Hermit of knaresborough.

Knaresborough: Printed by J.D. Hannam, High Street (1877)
8pp. 1st ed., slightly soiled. Pamphlet.
Very scarce.
£24.00


GENT T. The Antient and Modern history of the Loyal Town of Rippon.
GENT T. The Antient and Modern history of the Loyal Town of Rippon.GENT T. The Antient and Modern history of the Loyal Town of Rippon.
GENT T. The Antient and Modern history of the Loyal Town of Rippon.

York (1733)
xvi + [2] + 165pp + [1] + 73pp + [9]. 1st ed., lacking the 3 plates as called for Boyne and one page torn at top right with some loss otherwise clean in modern grey boards with paper label.
Many fine woodcut illustrations throughout. Chapters on Studley Park, Ripon minster, Tadcaster, Wakefield, Knaresborough including an account of St Robert's Chapel plus list of Carriers.
£125.00


HARGROVE E. The History of the Castle, Town and Forest of Knaresborough; - with Harrogate, and its Medicinal Waters.
HARGROVE E. The History of the Castle, Town and Forest of Knaresborough; - with Harrogate, and its Medicinal Waters.

York (1775)
78pp + frontispiece. 2nd ed. (first edition published in 1769). A very clean copy in modern quarter calf with marbled boards. Engraved frontispiece with view of Knaresborough Castle.
Contents are rather different from the later editions.
£175.00


HARGROVE E. The History of the Castle, Town and Forest of Knaresborough; - with Harrogate, and its Medicinal Springs.
HARGROVE E. The History of the Castle, Town and Forest of Knaresborough; - with Harrogate, and its Medicinal Springs.
HARGROVE E. The History of the Castle, Town and Forest of Knaresborough; - with Harrogate, and its Medicinal Springs.

Knaresborough: Printed by Hargrove and Sons (1809)
423pp + frontispiece, folding hand coloured map, plates and publisher's advertisment. 6th ed. Very fine in modern quarter cloth with grey boards. Engraved frontispiece with view of Knaresborough Castle.
£90.00


HARGROVE E. The History of the Castle, Town and Forest of Knaresbrough; - and the Harrogate Visitors
HARGROVE E. The History of the Castle, Town and Forest of Knaresbrough; - and the Harrogate Visitors
HARGROVE E. The History of the Castle, Town and Forest of Knaresbrough; - and the Harrogate Visitors' Guide, in which the Medicinal Springs, the most remarkable places, the antiquities, the elegant buildings, the ornamented grounds, and other singular productions of nature and art in the adjacent country, are minutely and accurately described, as they stand at present.

William Langdale, Knaresbrough (1834 (circa))
318pp + ii. 7th ed. A very fine copy in original half calf with marbled boards and original paper label. Geneological notes in neat m/s on front and rear end papers and a few corrections in margins of text.
Completely re-written from the earlier editions now with details of all the villages and towns about.
£145.00


KNARESBOROUGH The Ancient Customs of the Forest of Knaresbrough; - together with the last perambulation, prior to the General Enclosure, begun in 1771:  to which is added, the Ancient Customs, extent, and limits, of the Townships of Knaresbrough and Scriven.
KNARESBOROUGH The Ancient Customs of the Forest of Knaresbrough; - together with the last perambulation, prior to the General Enclosure, begun in 1771:  to which is added, the Ancient Customs, extent, and limits, of the Townships of Knaresbrough and Scriven.
KNARESBOROUGH The Ancient Customs of the Forest of Knaresbrough; - together with the last perambulation, prior to the General Enclosure, begun in 1771: to which is added, the Ancient Customs, extent, and limits, of the Townships of Knaresbrough and Scriven.

Knaresbrough: Printed by Hargrove and Sons (1808)
71pp + [1] + frontispiece. 1st ed., corners of margins only of frontispiece and last page replaced, tone spots to title page and frontispiece otherwise mostly clean in modern half maroon calf with marbled boards. Curiously page 6 is pasted on to what was a blank page presumably by the printer as this seems to be constant in all copies seen by me.
Very scarce.
£100.00


KNARESBOROUGH The Ancient Customs of the Forest of Knaresbrough; - together with the last perambulation, prior to the General Enclosure, begun in 1771:  to which is added, the Ancient Customs, extent, and limits, of the Townships of Knaresbrough and Scriven.
KNARESBOROUGH The Ancient Customs of the Forest of Knaresbrough; - together with the last perambulation, prior to the General Enclosure, begun in 1771: to which is added, the Ancient Customs, extent, and limits, of the Townships of Knaresbrough and Scriven.

Knaresbrough: Printed by Hargrove and Sons (1808)
71pp + [1] + frontispiece. 1st ed., clean in modern quarter calf with marbled boards. Curiously page 6 is pasted on to what was a blank page presumably by the printer as this seems to be constant in all copies seen by me.
Very scarce.
£90.00


KNARESBOROUGH Life and prophecies of Mother Shipton. - Bound with Life of John Metcalfe and Eugene Aram:  His trial and defence.
KNARESBOROUGH Life and prophecies of Mother Shipton. - Bound with Life of John Metcalfe and Eugene Aram: His trial and defence.

Anon. (1910 (circa))
72pp + plates and adverts. Fine in original green cloth.
A locally printed work with attractive adverts including photo ad for the Elephant and Castle public house.
£38.00


LAWRENCE E.W. Views of Knaresborough. - Published by E.W. Lawrence, M.P.S.  The Oldest Pharmacy in England, Market Place, Knaresborough.  Business established in the reign of King George 1, 1720.
LAWRENCE E.W. Views of Knaresborough. - Published by E.W. Lawrence, M.P.S.  The Oldest Pharmacy in England, Market Place, Knaresborough.  Business established in the reign of King George 1, 1720.
LAWRENCE E.W. Views of Knaresborough. - Published by E.W. Lawrence, M.P.S. The Oldest Pharmacy in England, Market Place, Knaresborough. Business established in the reign of King George 1, 1720.

Knaresborough (1910 (circa))
20pp. 1st ed., very fine in original decorated boards. 9.5 x 7in
Photo views of the town including street scene of the High Street showing the Eugene Aram public house.
£30.00


LUNN J.R. The Ecclesiology of the Royal Deanery of Knaresborough, - in the County of York and Diocese of Ripon:  being descriptive notices of the several Parish Churches and Memoranda of interesting Parochial Matters.  A paper drawn up for the Yorkshire Architectural Society
LUNN J.R. The Ecclesiology of the Royal Deanery of Knaresborough, - in the County of York and Diocese of Ripon: being descriptive notices of the several Parish Churches and Memoranda of interesting Parochial Matters. A paper drawn up for the Yorkshire Architectural Society

York (1870)
55pp + 6 litho plates. 1st ed., fine in paper covers.
Includes attractive line drawings of Farnham, Kirk Hamerton and Knaresborough churches.
£38.00


METCALFE J. The life of John Metcalfe, - commonly called Blind Jack of Knaresborough.  With many entertaining anecdotes of his exploits in hunting, card-playing, etc.  Some particulars relative to the expedition against the Rebels in 1745, in which he bore a personal share;  and also a succinct account of his various contracts for making Roads, erecting Bridges, and other undertakings, in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Derbyshire, and Cheshire;  which for a series of years, have brought him into public notice, as a most extraordinary character.
METCALFE J. The life of John Metcalfe, - commonly called Blind Jack of Knaresborough. With many entertaining anecdotes of his exploits in hunting, card-playing, etc. Some particulars relative to the expedition against the Rebels in 1745, in which he bore a personal share; and also a succinct account of his various contracts for making Roads, erecting Bridges, and other undertakings, in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Derbyshire, and Cheshire; which for a series of years, have brought him into public notice, as a most extraordinary character.

E. & R. Peck, York (1795)
vi + 153pp and engraved frontispiece. 1st ed., a very clean copy lacking only part of free front end paper in old grey paper covers with new spine and slipcase.
Much on life in Knaresborough, road making under the turnpike system and the 1745 rebellion.
£200.00


METCALFE J. The life of John Metcalfe, - commonly called Blind Jack of Knaresborough.  With many entertaining anecdotes of his exploits in hunting, card-playing, etc.  Some particulars relative to the expedition against the Rebels in 1745, in which he bore a personal share;  and also a succinct account of his various contracts for making Roads, erecting Bridges, and other undertakings, in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Derbyshire, and Cheshire;  which for a series of years, have brought him into public notice, as a most extraordinary character.
METCALFE J. The life of John Metcalfe, - commonly called Blind Jack of Knaresborough. With many entertaining anecdotes of his exploits in hunting, card-playing, etc. Some particulars relative to the expedition against the Rebels in 1745, in which he bore a personal share; and also a succinct account of his various contracts for making Roads, erecting Bridges, and other undertakings, in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Derbyshire, and Cheshire; which for a series of years, have brought him into public notice, as a most extraordinary character.

E. Baines, Leeds (1801)
140pp + engraved frontispiece. 2nd ed., damage to last page of text with loss only to margin otherwise mostly clean in original grey boards with later calf spine.
Much on life in Knaresborough, road making under the turnpike system and the 1745 rebellion.
£160.00


METCALFE J. The life of John Metcalfe, - commonly called Blind Jack of Knaresborough.  With an account of his exploits in hunting, card-playing, &c.  Some curious particulars relating to the Expedition against the Rebels in 1745, in which he bore a personal share:  And, also, a succinct Account of his various Contracts for making Roads, errecting bridges, and other Undertakings, in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Derbyshire, and Cheshire;  which for a series of Years, brought him into public notice, as a most extraordinary character
METCALFE J. The life of John Metcalfe, - commonly called Blind Jack of Knaresborough. With an account of his exploits in hunting, card-playing, &c. Some curious particulars relating to the Expedition against the Rebels in 1745, in which he bore a personal share: And, also, a succinct Account of his various Contracts for making Roads, errecting bridges, and other Undertakings, in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Derbyshire, and Cheshire; which for a series of Years, brought him into public notice, as a most extraordinary character

Manchester: Printed and Sold by J. Gleave and Son (1826)
60pp + frontispiece. A little worn and with some minor toning in modern card covers with original paper covers pasted down.
Much on life in Knaresborough, road making under the turnpike system and the 1745 rebellion.
£60.00


METCALFE J. The life of John Metcalfe, - commonly called Blind Jack of Knaresborough.
METCALFE J. The life of John Metcalfe, - commonly called Blind Jack of Knaresborough.

Knaresbrough (sic): Printed and Sold by J.D. Hannam, High Street (1862)
67pp + frontispiece. A 'New Edition.' Fine in original card covers.
Much on life in Knaresborough, road making under the turnpike system and the 1745 rebellion.
£65.00


PARKINSON T. Lays and leaves of the forest: - A collection of poems, and historical, genealogical, & biographical essays and sketches, relating chiefly to men and things connected with the Royal Forest of Knaresborough.
PARKINSON T. Lays and leaves of the forest: - A collection of poems, and historical, genealogical, & biographical essays and sketches, relating chiefly to men and things connected with the Royal Forest of Knaresborough.

Kent & Co., London (1882)
ix + 298pp + tinted frontispiece. 1st ed., fine in worn orig. decorated green cloth.
Attractive tinted frontispiece with view of Fewston Church.
£50.00


PLOWRIGHT A. Blind Jack
PLOWRIGHT A. Blind Jack

Moorfield Press (2002)
446pp. 1st ed., clean in creased card covers.
Fictional account based on the life of Jack Metcalf.
£4.00


RADFORD G. Rambles by Yorkshire Rivers.
RADFORD G. Rambles by Yorkshire Rivers.

Richard Jackson, Leeds (1886)
222pp + 12 etchings by 'J.A.S.' 1st ltd. ed., no 509 of 510 copies. Initialed dedication by the artist on half title. Mostly clean apart from a few pencil notes in margins in worn original brown cloth.
Most attractive etchings of the rivers of Yorkshire with views of Knaresborough, Fewston, Selby and Whitby noted.
£38.00


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WARD R. and SEDGWICK W.A. The postal history of Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon. Yorkshire Postal History Society 1976 124 large pp + 17 plates. 1st ltd. ed., no. 205 of 250 copies. Fine in card covers.
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KNARESBOROUGH Yorkshire West Riding Sheet CLIV. S.E. Ordinance Survey Office 1932 Detailed 6" to 1 mile scale map of Knaresborough and Starbeck. 20 x 16"
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1906 High St., Knaresborough old postcard showing Crown Hotel in foreground. Used to York with KNARESBOROUGH skeleton cds.
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