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1840 Bradford and Huddersfield Turnpike Road
1840 Bradford and Huddersfield Turnpike Road

Bradford (1840)
large folded vellum document concerning the Mortgage of the Tolls for serving the Principal sum of 200. Three red wax seals at foot together with signatures of Trustees plus 2 blue revenue stamp at top left. 26 x 19in Very fine condition.
Relating to John Clay of Raistrick. Suitable for framing.
£40.00


1840 Bradford and Huddersfield Turnpike Road
1840 Bradford and Huddersfield Turnpike Road

Bradford (1840)
large folded vellum document concerning the Mortgage of the Tolls for serving the Principal sum of 2000. Three red wax seals at foot together with signatures of Trustees plus 6 blue revenue stamp at top left and 9/- blue revenue stamp on reverse. 26 x 19in Very fine condition.
Relating to the road from top of Odsall near Bradford through Wibsey, Low Moor to Huddersfield with 1872 Indenture on reverse. Suitable for framing.
£40.00


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 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


AIREBOROUGH AND HORSFORTH MUSEUM SOCIETY More of Old Aireborough.
AIREBOROUGH AND HORSFORTH MUSEUM SOCIETY More of Old Aireborough.

M.T.D. Rigg Publications (1986)
x + 150pp. 1st ltd. deluxe ed., very fine in original quarter calf binding with marbled boards. 7 x 10in
History of Aireborough through old photographs.
£15.00


ANON The History of Ripon: - with descriptions of Studley-Royal, Fountains Abbey, Newby, Hackfall, &c.  An analysis of Aldfield Spaw:  and lists of the rarer indigenous plants found in the neighbourhood.
ANON The History of Ripon: - with descriptions of Studley-Royal, Fountains Abbey, Newby, Hackfall, &c.  An analysis of Aldfield Spaw:  and lists of the rarer indigenous plants found in the neighbourhood.
ANON The History of Ripon: - with descriptions of Studley-Royal, Fountains Abbey, Newby, Hackfall, &c. An analysis of Aldfield Spaw: and lists of the rarer indigenous plants found in the neighbourhood.

Ripon. Printed and sold by W. Farrer (1806)
314pp + engraved frontispiece and one engraved plate. 2nd ed., very fine in fine modern quarter green calf with marbled boards.
£120.00


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


BOWMAN W. Reliquiae antiquae Eboracenses, - or remains of antiquity, relating to the county of York.  Illustrated by plates and woodcuts.
BOWMAN W. Reliquiae antiquae Eboracenses, - or remains of antiquity, relating to the county of York.  Illustrated by plates and woodcuts.
BOWMAN W. Reliquiae antiquae Eboracenses, - or remains of antiquity, relating to the county of York. Illustrated by plates and woodcuts.

Cooke & Clark, Leeds (1855)
96pp + 15 plates. 1st ed., clean in modern half calf.
Originally published in six parts the work is made up of articles on various aspects of Yorkshire history. Includes some hand coloured plates. Detailed and well illustrated catalogue of Tradesmen's tokens, history of Fenton church and Markenfield Hall near Ripon, etc.
£175.00


BRADLEY T. The Old Coaching Days in Yorkshire.
BRADLEY T. The Old Coaching Days in Yorkshire.

Leeds (1889)
xv + 251pp + ads. 1st ed., fine in worn original red pictorial cloth.
A fine work illustrated with many line drawings by the author. Much on the old coaching inns.
£30.00


BRADLEY T. The Old Coaching Days in Yorkshire.
BRADLEY T. The Old Coaching Days in Yorkshire.

Leeds (1889)
xv + 251pp + ads. 1st ed., fine in worn original green pictorial cloth.
A fine work illustrated with many line drawings by the author.
£30.00


CASTILLO J. The Bard of the Dales, - or poems and miscellaneous pieces.  Partly in the Yorkshire Dialect.
CASTILLO J. The Bard of the Dales, - or poems and miscellaneous pieces. Partly in the Yorkshire Dialect.

W.T. Lumley, Kirby-Moorside & John Hughes, London (1850)
184pp. Clean in original worn cloth. 12mo. With the receipt of James Miles of Leeds, Bookseller dated 1914 tipped in at rear. Notes on the published editions of this work written in on front end papers.
A very scarce work containing poetry in Yorkshire dialect.
£75.00


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


GREENWOOD J.B. The Early Ecclesiastical history of Dewsbury, - in the West Riding of the County of York:  including a sketch of the introduction of Christianity into Northumbria.  To which is added Dr Whitaker
GREENWOOD J.B. The Early Ecclesiastical history of Dewsbury, - in the West Riding of the County of York: including a sketch of the introduction of Christianity into Northumbria. To which is added Dr Whitaker's account of Dewsbury, from his 'Loidis and Elmete;' and his Dissertation on the Origin and Progress of Domestic Architecture: from his History of Whalley and An Account of the Savile family of Lupset, Thornhill and Howley.

London (1859)
xiii + 253pp + plates. 1st ed., fine in original cloth. Repair required to spine.
Includes extracts from parish registers, the plague and much on the churches.
£60.00


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


HARROGATE The Chronicle of Harrogate College - Number 37.
HARROGATE The Chronicle of Harrogate College - Number 37.
HARROGATE The Chronicle of Harrogate College - Number 37.

Harrogate (1929)
121pp + coloured frontispiece showing Harrogate College emblems. Clean in orig. card covers.
Report on the school year illustrated with many attractive line drawings.
£25.00


HEYWOOD A. A guide to Harrogate, - Ripon, Studley Royal, Knaresborough, and Fountains Abbey, with excursions to all Places of Interest in the Neighbourhood.
HEYWOOD A. A guide to Harrogate, - Ripon, Studley Royal, Knaresborough, and Fountains Abbey, with excursions to all Places of Interest in the Neighbourhood.

Abel Heywood & Sons (1920 (circa))
28pp + advertisments. 1st ed., very fine in original paper covers.
An uncommon guidebook with some photo illustrations and interesting adverisments.
£22.00


HOWELL A. Elim: or, Harrogate in Prose and Verse.
HOWELL A. Elim: or, Harrogate in Prose and Verse.

R. Ackrill, Harrogate (1892)
xv + 127pp. 1st ed., very fine in decorated green cloth, all edges gilt.
Some interesting historical notes on the Harrogate area plus attractive line drawings in text. Very scarce.
£55.00


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