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THE PEACOCK LINCOLNSHIRE WORD BOOKS 1884-1920
Written by Max Peacock; Peacock Mabel; E. Adrian Woodruffe-Peacock; Eileen Elder.
Stock no. 2132761
Published by Scunthorpe Museum Society. 1st 1997. Very good condition.
With Additions Dating From the 18th and Earlier 19th Centuries. Conjuring up a portrait of the county's people through their spoken word. A chronicle of life and language in the historic county of Lincolnshire. Compiled by the Peacock family. Introduced, transcribed and edited by Eileen Elder. Large format. Pictorial card wraps. 242 pages. ISBN: 0907098045. Cover corners rubbed. Name and address in ink on half-title page. Very faint page-edge browning else contents fine.
JOHNNY GIBB OF GUSHETNEUK IN THE PARISH OF PYKETILLIM
Written by William Alexander. Illustrated by George Reid.
Stock no. 2125920
Published by David Douglas. 1st 1880. Almost very good condition.
A series of sketches of typical Aberdeenshire characters, many in dialect. 20 tissue-guarded b/w illustrations. Brown cloth, white paper title label to spine. 379 pages includes glossary. Book appears to have been repaired at some time; possibly restitched and rebacked, with original spine laid down. New title label to spine. New endpapers. Some foxing. Uneven fading and wear to covers.
Library binding. January to June 1840. iv 695 pages, b/w illustrations Includes: The Royal Palace of Greenwich; Dialect of Dorsetshire; Topography of Southport; Ancien ship at Mount's Bay; Shottesbrooke Church, Berkshire; Landslip at Lyme Regis; Penny Postage commenced; Trial of the Newport Chartist Rebels; marriage of Victoria and Albert; Carved Ceiling at Black Boy Inn, Chelmsford; First Stone laid of St. Thomas's Hospital; The New Postage system; Estimates for the erection of Nelson's Column; Huge fire at York Minster; Prices of Hay, Straw, Coal, Candles, Corn, Hops etc; numerous other historical events,obituaries, births, marriages and deaths; Index to names at rear. Ex-library (reference) with minimal stamps and new endpapers. 2 pages 225 & 226 are missing and replaced with loosely inserted photocopies.
A twice yearly publication edited by Terry Knight. Colour cardwraps. Includes articles: Penryn around 1926; Women's Land Army memories; St Erth's POW camp; Reminiscences of Truro; Saving Kelyn (dialcect); Jerome - the Copper mining ghost town; plus many other short items. 64 pages. A fine copy.
Red cloth, gilt titles. A Cornish Tale. 2nd edition. Book: Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Spine faded.
Stories, Poems and Anecdotes in the Cornish Dialect. Card wraps. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0953959406.
A Devonshire dialect book. Orange cloth and titles. Spine very slightly faded. Free endpapers browned else contents fine. A bright copy.
Small format. Yellow pictorial paperwraps. A story written in Devonshire dialect. 74 pages + 2 page booklist. Spine rubbed and slightly chipped.
Small format. 12 pages + 3 page booklist. Modern grey cloth binding, white title label to spine.
Large format. ISBN: 0708307833.
Red pictorial paperwraps. Yorkshire dialect stories. Light page-edge browning. 2" missing from backstrip.