66 Union Road, Liversedge, West Riding of Yorkshire WF15 7JF 01924 505 666 david.sheard@ntlworld.com.uk By appointment or 10 till 2 on Saturdays but check Facebook Page for extra days and hours

Bedford & Vauxhall Military Vehicles

Kaleidoscope of Bedford & Vauxhall Military Vehicles by BH Vanderveen Published by Warne in 1982

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I love the endpapers (old ads) in this 96 page 12″ X 8″ very well illustrated book. For sale in my shop (or on line) for £25.00 (P&P free to UK).

James Patterson – Stock Check

Just a stock check of what I have on my shelves at the moment. All but the last four paperbacks, all available at £2.00 each

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5th Affair
Pop Goes the Weasel
Hide and Seek
Cat and Mouse
Cross Mt Heart
Hope to Die
Tick Tock
Unlucky 13
Worst Case
Cross Country
Alex Cross’s Trial
I Alex Cross
Run for Your Life
Cross Justice
Cradle and All
Four Blind Mice
When the Wind Blows
The Jester

Spen Valley & Dewsbury (two books)

Dewsbury as it Was and Spen Valley a landscape of hamlets, written by Christopher Scargill and Richard Lee (I worked with Richard at Metro in the early eighties before it was sold off for a bargain price).

Both books are 12 X 8 (inches that is) and both are very well illustrated.Dewsbury as it was 011The pages are not numbered but there are 66 illustrations. Given how big Dewsbury is this should be the more common book but isn’t. published 1985

In this one the illustrations aren’t numbered but the pages are (48) but just as well illustrated. published 1986

There are no inscriptions or stamps both look new and are available for £7.00 each.

Two Tudor Books of Arms

A Tudor Book of Arms. Tricked by Robert Cooke Being Harleian Manuscript No. 2169. Blasoned by Joseph Foster Hon. M.A. Oxon; A Tudor Book of Arms. Being Harleian Manuscript No. 6163. Blasoned by Joseph Foster Hon. M.A. Oxon (Two Tudor Books of Arms)

IMG_20190507_190542The De Walden Library, London, 1904. Hardcover. Condition: Good +. First edition. Two books in one volume. [i-v], vi-viii, [1-3],4-328pp. Large quarto [31.5 cm] Original light-blue cloth with gilt-stamped titles on the front cover and spine. Beveled edges. Marbled endsheets. Black and white illustrations. 900 illustrations.

This copy has obviously been kept in a private library no stamps, no foxing or any of the other indications of age found with a book of this nature.

These manuscripts should appeal not only to the armorist, but to the self-styled heraldic artist, Iwhose art, as he practises it, is too often little better than the much abused coach painting, without the paint. His only authority is the spurious work in the pretentious books by which he is environed. To consult an heraldic manuscript is beyond his wildest dreams, and, even if he does, he does not seem to possess that critical faculty which would enable him to discriminate between the excellent and the mediocre. To him exaggeration is the Art of Heraldry, and hence to his own undoing he unconsciously drifts into heraldic caricature. In a spirited drawing by the Tudor Arms painter he will see no art, no charm, but with an air of triumph. Will present his comic cuts as something vastly superior, and the public and his patrons, being equally uninformed, are, alas! Equally pleased. As a case in point, I would recite an experience of my own. More than a quarter of a century ago, the late Garter, King of Arms, allowed one of my draughtsmen to have access to some of the art mss. In the College of Arms, so that examples might be taken. This resulted in Foster’s Peerage and Baronetage, containing a vast number of exquisite drawings, though many of them were’ only successful after the second or third attempt, yet caricatures, unfortunately, crept into its pages, as the hurried day of publication approached. This, however, was only the beginning of the mischief, for imitators now swarm in England, Scotland and Ireland, each with his own peculiar notion of what heraldry should be, as if it never had been; but I defy any expert to detect the true heraldic spirit or touch in any of their fancy work, much less to identify, with any certainty, many of the charges which these imitators affect to represent, notably the beasts and birds. Elsewhere we have seen the arms blocks of another utilized by the hundred without acknowledgment, and one is tempted to ask, is this the Art of Heraldry? In the case of the deceased, surely a tribute is due to the work of his hands.

OK so I “borrowed the description from the web. I am only asking £60 for this superb copy.

Where is “Not in Heckmondwike”?

For those who have wondered (not physically) if it is “Not in Heckmondwike” where is it? The answer is Liversedge, which probably explains this card used as a bookmark. The writing reads ; ZURICA given by Liversedge Parish Church armature Operatic Society 1914.
Questions arise; How many lads survived the war? How many are grand or great grand parents of current Liversedge inhabitants?
Shows what folks did BMP (Before Mobile Phones) and I bet the lads had a great time, outnumbered 2 to 1.

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4 Transport Photos & a postcard

Three photos have the location and vehicle details on back and two are stamped Leeds City Transport. The postcard is the bus at an improbable angle. All five for £2.50. That’s an incredibly cheap price of 50p each.

I haven’t a clue where I got them from, the bus photos are all postcard size the train is a lot bigger.

Worlds of IF Science Fiction

They are not all “Worlds of IF Science Fiction”, one is “if Worlds of Science Fiction” which is a UK version published by Strato in Leicester by arrangement.

I was listing all the authors in each digest, but as I have about 1000 different digests in my shop I have decide to list just what I have, so I have a chance of finding them if anyone wants a particular copy.

Some really “cracking” covers but can you spot the one UK cover, also note the contrast in styles particularly between Nov ’68 and Nov 72.

Only one of these listings is only “good”, most are vg or vg+ I have priced them all at £2.50, don’t hesitate if you want more information, but if you get a chance please come and browse but check my Facebook page for opening times.

 

 

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