Local History – BATLEY

Batley Parish Church School 1861 – 1961

24 page illustrated booklet by Guy Barnes in 1961 – £10.00

The Batley Variety Club Review Vol 1 No. 1

16 page Souvenir Issue undated, illustrated. £5.00

Taylor of Batley – The Story of 102 Years by George A Greenwood

First edition 1957 188 pages £25.00

Batley Official Guide

Early 60’s 52 page booklet, I still miss the Park Pavilion was sorry to see it go. £7.50

The History of Batley 1800 -1974 by Malcolm H Haigh in 1978 reprinted twice but still hard to find. The fact the Malcolm was a journalist must have contributed to the fact that this is a fantastically readable book. I am a great fan of local history books but some are badly written, as not everybody however they love local history are good authors which is why I have not tried to write one myself. I have a copy without d.j. £20.00

Local History – Spen, Batley & Bradford

Local to my shop.


History and Description of Oakwell Hall and Manor written by J Sprittles 1946 a forward by Jas. H Margetts Mayor of Batley. A 52 page illustrated booklet £10.00

A Short History of Hartshead Church written by Mabel Ferrett in 1993. At 16 pages it is short but as all publications by Mabel, well put together. £5.00.

A Century of Public Transport in Bradford 1882-1982 by DJ Croft. Occasional Local Publications No. 4 by City of Bradford Met. 24 pages with illustrations. £5.00

Murder Most Foul at Old Carlinghow by Margaret Fox. Published by Harry Hayes in 1986 with permission from the Batley News. The title is only the first of 20 chapters of the “Look Back with Margaret Fox” articles published in the Batley News 48 pages with some illustrations (a couple of Heckmondwike). £10.00

The CENTRAL (Kayes’) COLLEGE (70 New North Road Huddersfield) – Prospectus. Undated but there is a programme from a variety concert put on by the students in 1942 along with a Fees leaflet. This is a 40 page very well illustrated booklet with lots of photo’s of the students. £10.00

One Hundred Years of Local HistoryThe Bradford Historical and Antiquarian Society 1878-1978 by J Reynold and WF Bains. 42 pages with a few illustrations. Interestingly some time in the past a previous owner has made a “correction” on the title page. He/she has crossed out “Local” from the title and written “Society” below. I can understand the frustration as I thought the title ambiguous before I noticed this touch of what I expect is criticism from a disappointed owner. £5.00


Local Transport 1870-1940 – Kirklees

Kirklees Camera 1 – I like this collection of photos a wide spread geographic and thematically, good quality prints. £5.00

At Your Service One Hundred Years of The Huddersfield Corporation

A 72 page booklet (not illustrated) published late 60’s. I worked for Kirklees in the 70’s and recognise many of the departments described, but I am sure that one of my colleagues when I was a councillor, Peter McBride, will remember the whole of this history. There are copies of this available on the net, but not as cheap as the £5.00 I am asking.

County Borough of Huddersfield The Tolson Memorial Museum Publications. History of the Huddersfield Woollen Industry

Crump, W.B

Published 1935 132 pages with illustrations, soft cover £9.00


THE TOLSON MEMORIAL MUSEUM Handbook Angles, Danes & Norse in the District of Huddersfield W.G.Collingwood

Published in 1921 soft cover 64 pages with illustrations £7.50


The problem I have with Jack Vance is that by the time I am getting to the end of putting my 120 foot of SF titles into alphabetical order, I loose patience. Worse than that I run out of room so he goes into storage, where I can’t find him. The list below is not from my 120 foot, or even overflow storage as I don’t think I will ever get round to listing them.

If you are looking for a particular author or book don’t hesitate to contact me. I do check my mail now and again, and who knows I might get back to you. Much better to call in the shop.

Children’s Fiction – L T Meade – L M Alcott – May Wynne

Murray Finds a Chum – May Wynne £2.50

A Garland for Girls – Louisa M Alcott £2.50

Daddy’s Girl – L T Meade £2.50

Westerns – Update

I can’t find either of these two titles on line. I found “a” Chuck Larson but he does not seem to be this, Chuck Larson, the same with Brad Collins. As the Chuck Lawson book is published by Moring who were very keen on pen names, it could be by anyone, could it even be by Stephen Francis (Hank Janson)

Brad Collins – Yankee Riders
Chuck Larson – Gun Barrels Aflame


Adams ChuckBadlands FeudBadger£10.00
Adams ChuckDay of ViolenceBadger
Adams ChuckHired GunBadger£7.50
Adams ChuckRiverboat RevengeBadger
Adams ChuckThe TexanBadger£5.00
Adams ChuckThunder at AbileneBadger
Adams ChuckWho Rides with VengeanceBadger
Allison SamWELLS FARGO – Danger StationTV Fav Lib£5.00
Appell GeorgeShadow on the BorderBallantine£2.50
Ballard TodThe Circle C Feud£5.00
Ballard TodhunterWest of QuarantineArrow£2.50
Barton JackThe MustangersPopular Library£5.00
Billings BuckThe Unbranded ThirtyWard Lock£4.00
Blackburn Thomas WRange War£5.00
Blackburn Thomas WRaton Pass£10.00
Borg JackKid With a ColtPan£3.00
Bradley TexThunderfireBadger
Brand MaxThe Bandit of the Black HillsCorgi£5.00
Brand MaxThe Gun TamerPan£3.50
Breihan Carl WOutlaws of the Old WestArrow£2.00
Cantrell Wane BBrand of CainPanther£2.50
Castle FrankVengeance Under LawGold Medal UK£3.00
Chadwick JosephDevil’s LegacyGold Medal US£5.00
Chamberlain ElinorThe Far CommandBallantine£2.50
Chase BordenLone StarGold Medal US£5.00
Chisholm MattFury at TombstonePanther£2.50
Clark Walter Van TilburgThe Track of the CatSignet£2.50
Codey AlDomrock Range£5.00
Codey AlForlorn Valley£5.00
Collins BradYankee RidersCurtis£5.00
Coombs Charles IMAVERICK – Boss of Rocking H RanchTV Fav Lib£5.00
Gooden Arthur HenryWayne of the Flying WPocket Book£2.00
Grant LandonMarshal of Mustang£5.00
Grey ZaneForlorn RiverPan£4.50
Grey ZaneHeritage of the DesertPan£3.50
Grey ZaneKnights of the RangePan£4.00
Grey ZaneRogue River FeudHodder£2.50
Grey ZaneThe Drift FenceHamish Hamilton£2.50
Grey ZaneThe Last PlainsmanPan£3.00
Grey ZaneThe Last Trail£5.00
Grey ZaneWestern UnionPan£5.00
Gruber FrankTown TamerPanther£2.50
Hall OakleyWarlockPan£2.50
Halleran E EBlazing BorderBallantine£5.00
Halleran E EThe Hostile HillsBallantine£2.50
Hanson W JLannigan’s WestAction Novels£2.50
Henry WillJesse JamesCorgi£2.50
Henry WillNo SurvivorsCorgi£4.00
Howard VechelSundown at Crazy HorseGold Medal UK£2.50
Howard VechelTall in the WestGold Medal UK£4.00
James CyThe Brasada GunsPanther£2.50
Jefferson BenThe DamnedCleveland£2.50
Kantor MacKinlayWicked WaterCorgi£4.00
Krepps Robert WGamble My Last GamePanther£2.50
L’amour LouisHondoGold Medal US£2.50
Lander DaneThe Yellow HorseSuperior£2.50
Larson ChuckGun Barrels AflameMoring£5.00
Lawrence Steven CSaddle JusticeGold Medal US£10.00
Lawrence Steven CThe Iron MarshalPanther£2.50
Lehman Paul EvanLaw of the 45Panther£5.00
Martin ScottThe Claws of the CougarNelson£2.50
McLowery FrankMissouri Man£5.00
Mulford Clarence EHopalong Cassidy Serves a WritH&S£5.00
Myers John MyerDead WarriorArrow£2.50
Newton DBRange Feud£10.00
Newton DBStagecoach Guard£5.00
Nordyke LewisWes Hardin Texas GunmanArrow£3.50
Nye Nelson CBlood SkyDigit UK£5.00
O’Rourke FrankHard MenBallantine£5.00
Paine LauranBuckskin BuccaneerPanther£5.00
Paine LauranThe RawhidersPanther£5.00
Patten Lewis BWhite WarriorGold Medal UK£3.00
Raine William MacLeodBoldley the RodeHodder£3.00
Raine William MacleodBorder BreedPocket Book£3.00
Raine William MacleodGuns of the FrontierSignet£5.00
Raine William MacLeodRange Beyond the LawPopular Library£2.50
Raine William MacLeodThe Sheriff’s SonPocket Book£2.50
Richardson GladwellTrigger FingersWagon Wheel£3.00
Schaefer JackThe Kean LandPanther£2.50
Shelton ColeSatan’s OutpostBison£5.00
Shirreffs GordonRio BravoGold Medal UK£5.00
Shirreffs Gordon DThe Brave RiflesGold Medal US£2.50
Snow Charles HSheriff of YavisaArmed Sevices£5.00
Stanley ChuckShowdown GunsWells Gardner£2.50
Street JamesOh Promised LandPan£3.00
Sutter LarabieThe White SquawGold Medal UK£6.50
Telfair RichardDay of the GunGold Medal US£2.50
Ward BradFrontier StreetPanther£2.50
Wayne JosephThe Long WindSignet£2.50
Wayne JosephThe Snake StomperSignet£3.00

Nelson Lee Library

The Stigma of Shame or St. Frank’s on the Brink


Blighton EnidThe Ring O’Bells MysteryArmada£2.50
Blyton EnidFun for the Secret SevenKnight£1.00
Blyton EnidMischief at St Rollo’sArmada£2.50
Blyton EnidThe Adventurous FourArmada£2.50
Blyton EnidThe Adventurous Four AgainArmada£2.50
Blyton EnidThe Castle of adventureArmada£2.50
Blyton EnidThe Island of AdventureArmada£2.50
Blyton EnidThe Mystery of the Strange BundleBag 32£2.50
Blyton EnidThe Naughtiest Girl is a MonitorArmada£1.00
Blyton EnidThe Ragamuffin MysteryArmada£2.50
Blyton EnidThe Rat-a-Tat MysteryArmada£2.50
Blyton EnidThe Riloby Fair MysteryArmada£2.50
Blyton EnidThe Rockingdown MysteryArmada£2.50
Blyton EnidThe Rockingdown MysteryArmada£2.50
Blyton EnidThe Rubadub MysteryArmada£2.50
Blyton EnidThe Sea of AdventureArmada£2.50
Blyton EnidThe Secret of Moon CastleArmada£2.50
Blyton EnidThe Ship of AdventureArmada£2.50
Bond MichaelA Bear Called PaddingtonArmada Lion£1.00
Bond MichaelPaddington AbroadArmada Lion£1.00
Bond MichaelPaddington Marches onArmada Lion£1.00
Brooks E SearlesThe Stigma of ShameNelson Lee£3.00
Carroll LewisThrough the Looking GlassPuffin£3.50
Crompton RichmalWilliam and the Masked RangerArmada£3.00
Crompton RichmalWilliam and the Pop SingersArmada£2.00
Crompton RichmalWilliam the GangsterMerlin£2.50
Crompton RichmalWilliam the OutlawArmada£2.00
Dixon Franklin WHardy Boys #70 Voodoo PlotArmada£2.50
Dixon Franklin WHardy Boys : Hunting for Hidden GoldArmada£2.50
Dixon Franklin WHardy Boys : The Mystery of the Chinese Junk #34Armada£2.50
Dixon Franklin WHardy Boys : The Outlaw’s Silver #65Armada£2.50
Dixon Franklin WThe Hardy Boys : Haunted Fort #3Armanda£2.50
Feldstein, Albert BThe MAD FrontierSignet£2.50
Gregory Sir RichardDiscoveryPuffin£3.00
Henty G AA March on LondonHB£15.00
Henty G ABonnie Prince CharlieHB£15.00
Henty G ABy England’s AidHB£15.00
Henty G AFor Name and Fame£15.00
Henty G AIn the Reighn of TerrorHB£15.00
Henty G AOne of the 28th£15.00
Henty G ASt Bartholomew’s EveHB£15.00
Henty G AThe Tiger of Mysore£15.00
Henty G AWhen London BurnedHB£15.00
Henty G AWith Lee in VirginiaHB£15.00
Henty G AWith Moore at CorunnaHB£15.00
Henty G AWith Wolfe in Canada£15.00
Henty G AWulf the Saxon£15.00
Johns W EBiggles Air CommadoreArmada£5.00
Johns W EBiggles and the Plot that FailedKnight£2.50
Johns W EBiggles The Rescue FlightArmada£2.50
Kipling RudyardThe Mowgli StoriesPan£3.00
Martin DonMAD’s Don Martin comes on StrongSignet£2.50
Pudney JohnTuesday AdventureScottie£7.50
Richards FrankBilly Bunter – SportsmanMerlin£5.00
Richards FrankBilly Bunter and the School RebellionMerlin£5.00
Richards FrankBilly Bunter and the Secret EnemyMerlin£2.00
Saville MalcolmChristmas at NettlefordArmada£2.50
Saville MalcolmTwo Fair PlaitsArmada£2.50
Skipper MervynThe Meeting PoolPuffin£5.00
Sperry ArmstrongThe Boy Who Was AfraidKnight£1.00
Stevenson Robert LouisKidnappedPuffin£2.50
Vivian E. ChambersThe Adventures of Robin HoodAirmont£2.00
Williamson ThamesNorth after SealsPuffin£2.50
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