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THOMAS PENDLEBURY A LANCASHIRE CRAFTSMAN
Written by Bryan Hughes.
Stock no. 1814836
Published by Owl Books. 1st 1993. Very good condition.

The story of a Lancashire craftsman and his sons. Possessed with a natural gift and an inbuilt sensitivity, Thomas Pendlebury struggled from humble circumstances during the closing years of the 19th century to become a famous organ builder in his native town of Leigh, Lancashire. Blue pictorial cardwraps. B/w photos. ISBN: 1873888554. SIGNED by the author (with dedication) to first page. Spine and rear cover faded. Contents fine.

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LANCASHIRE WORTHIES (2 VOLUMES)
Written by Francis Espinasse.
Stock no. 1814823
Published by Simpkin, Marshall & Co.. 1st 1874. Good condition.

Two volumes, second series first published date is 1877. People of note from Lancashire including Samuel Crompton who invented the spinning-mule. Red cloth boards with black & gilt titles. Bevelled edges. B/w frontis to volume one. Volume one top of spine is fraying with a little loss of cloth. Inscriptions in ink to prelims. Joints splitting and therefore binding fragile but holding. A few damp stains to margins.

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WILLIAM POWELL FRITH: PAINTING IN THE VICTORIAN AGE
Written by Mark Bills; Vivien Knight. Illustrated by W.P. Frith.
Stock no. 1814817
Published by Yale University Press. 1st 2007. Nearly fine condition.

Produced for the exhibition of the same name. Edited by Bills and Knight. Colour illustrations throughout. ISBN: 0300121903. Light browning to page edges.

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FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE AT HARLEY STREET
Written by Harry Verney.
Stock no. 1814793
Published by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.. 1st 1970. Slightly better than very good condition.

Florence Nightingale's reports to the Governors of her Nursing Home from 1853-1954, with an introduction by Sir Harry Verney. 7.5 x 5 ins. Blue/purple paperboards with purple paperboard spine, outlined in gilt. Maroon/gilt inscription onlay on front board. ISBN: 0460039725. Board edges lightly rubbed.

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ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Written by Barbara Brill. Illustrated by Roger Hall.
Stock no. 1316908
Published by Ladybird Books Ltd. 1st 1975. Very good condition.

Ladybird Series 561. Blue pictorial paper boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 0721404006. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Name in blue biro to front free-endpaper.

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LOUIS WAIN
Written by Brian Reade. Illustrated by Louis Wain.
Stock no. 1316893
Published by HMSO. 1st 1972. Very good condition.

Oblong format, purple card wraps. Colour and b/w illustrations. An essay written some time between 1947 and 1951 but not accepted for publication. The essay is presented alongside a Louis Wain Exhibition held in the Victoria and Albert Museum during December and January 1972-73. The text of 1947-51 was slightly revised in 1959. This edition of the text has been corrected, and altered but is substantially as it was in 1951. ISBN: 090148654X. Minimal rubbing to corners of covers. Foxing to contents.

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THE MUSE COLONY
Written by Keith Clark.
Stock no. 1208868
Published by Redcliffe Press Ltd.. 1st 1992. Fine condition.

Rupert Brooke, Edward Thomas, Robert Frost and Friends - Dymock 1914. Before the outbreak of war in 1914 the small Gloucestershire village of Dymock became the focal point for some of the finest young poets of their generation. The author explores the reasons for this flight to the country and how they related to a wary village populations which suspected them of being enemy spies. Pictorial card wraps. B/w photos. 127 pages includes index. ISBN: 187297130X.

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LANCASHIRE FOR ME A LITTLE AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Written by T. Thompson.
Stock no. 1208781
Published by George Allen & Unwin Ltd.. 1st 1940. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

In this book the author leaves his dialect stories to give us an account of his early days and later literary and other adventures including his experiences in film writing and broadcasting. Green cloth, gilt title to spine. B/w frontis. 237 pages. Spine bumped. Names and dates in ink on front endpaper. Light foxing to prelims and page margins. Price-cut wrapper is foxed and torn at edges with slight loss.

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JOCHEN RINDT THE STORY OF A WORLD CHAMPION
Written by Heinz Pruller.
Stock no. 2123772
Published by William Kimber. 3rd 1973. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

The biography of the motor racing driver. B/w photos. ISBN: 0718301625. Wrapper has small tear to top of front panel, which is now repaired with sticky tape.

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THE LIFE OF ST. THOMAS OF HEREFORD
Written by Richard Strange.
Stock no. 2123760
Published by Burns & Oates. 1879. Good condition.

The Life and Gests of S. Thomas Cantilvpe, Bishop o Hereford and Some time before L. Chancellor of England. Extracted out of the authentique Records of his Canonization as to the maine part, Anonymus, Matt. Paris, Capgraue, Harpsfeld, and others. Red cloth. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Darkening to covers; some spotting/damp marks. Ex-lib (school); bookplate to front pastedown. Front joint is cracked. A couple of small ink stamps to contents. Foxing.

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KATE GREENAWAY
Written by M.H. Spielmann; G.S. Layard. Illustrated by Kate Greenaway.
Stock no. 2123739
Published by Adam & Charles Black. 1905. Almost very good condition.

Reprint of the 1st 1905 edition with minor alterations. Blue decorated cloth. Gilt titles. B/w and colour plates. Spine and some cover edges are very browned. Crease to front cover. Bumping to corners. New endpapers. One plate is detached, but loosely inserted; creasing to edges. Foxing to outer page edges.

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THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF LEWIS CARROLL
Written by Lewis Carroll; Stuart Dodgson Collingwood.
Stock no. 2123738
Published by T. Fisher Unwin. Almost very good condition.

Green cloth, gilt titles. Gilt Alice decoration to front cover. Top edge gilt. 448 pages + booklist. B/w photos. Spine is very browned. Some uneven browning to the rest of the covers; a few other marks. Bookplate to front pastedown. A few newspaper clippings stuck to prelims. Foxing.

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