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

Stock

AutherTitlePublisherPrice
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

Stock

AutherTitlePublisherPrice
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

SPEN VALLEY – Local History – Cleckheckmondsedge.

I do have a decent collection of Spen Valley, and Yorkshire, local history books. Because they are so difficult to get hold of I have been reluctant to list them so I have decided to compile a reading list and to mention when I have copies for sale.

Heckmondwike in Times Past – Margaret M Wood

Heckmondwike in Times Past – Margaret M Wood. Undated Countryside Publication 48 pages of very interesting but poor quality illustrations. £5.00

Images of England SPEN VALLEY compiled by Norman Ellis

First printed in 2001 by Tempus 23cm X 16cm a 128 page soft cover book with two illustrations per page and accompanying text. Obviously as the images of the title are photographs the history it covers are mainly from 20th century. Though it is crammed full of photographs, many of which I have not seen in any other publications, there are copious notes that add much to the illustrations. A well put together addition to any Spen Valley collection.
I currently have a very good reprint for sale for £10.00

THE CLECKHEATON BRANCH – Mirfield – Heckmondwike – Low Moor

Branchlines of the L & Y R No. 4 Author : Dilnot, John Publication Year : 1986 publisher : L&Y Railway Society Binding : paperback 33pp, photographs, drawings, diagrams, map, track plans, tables.

I have one copy for sale for £12.50

A History of Hartshead by Mabel Ferrett

A 16-page booklet undated but well-illustrated with line drawings. A good very brief, but comprehensive local history start. I have a copy available for £2.50

History of the SPEN VALLEY 1780 – 1980 – Douglas Hird

Hird Douglas - History of the Spen Valley

An essential book for any Spen Valley collection. Published in 1985 written by Douglas Hird who spent 25 years as a reporter in the Spen Valley.  Up until being nine year old he attended Brighton Street Junior and Infants School, but moved out when his family emigrated (to Dewsbury).

The book is well illustrated and has an index. Overlaps a bit with Peel but brings us well into 20th century. Unlike Thompson, this is a very entertaining read (written by a journalist and not a Librarian, not that I have anything against librarians that is). It does have many interesting facts that you will not find elsewhere. Not as detailed as some of the SV personal memoirs, but in some way more entertaining for that.

It is getting much harder to find. I only have one copy for sale, at £30.00

SPEN VALLEY – Reading list

The SPEN VALLEY a local History by Thomas William Thompson

Published in 1925 it originally appeared in the Heckmondwike Herald in column format, the deal done was to not take payment for in cash, but the type should be used to publish a limited edition in book form. That is why the book has very wide margins.
Thompson was the Librarian in Heckmondwike Library I don’t think he had any formal training as an Historian. The book is 355 pages long and usefully has an index but no illustrations. Overfull of lists of men, in some cases with questionable merit as to the reason for inclusion. The book for the most part looks to the History of the Spen Valley through the lens of the History of England with not a great deal of real “local” content, unless you count the lists of men.
I must admit I didn’t get off to a good start when he seemed to imply that prior to the Roman Conquest the Valley was inhabited by tribes of Hunter Gatherers, he seems to have missed the Bronze and Iron age altogether. I must excuse a lot of his opinions as writing in the 20’s the “Dark Ages” were still dark. He is very skimpy on two themes that are very much of Spen Valley History, the Luddites and Chartists.
Whatever my views, if you are seriously into Local History you need to read this book. If you are building a Spen Valley Book collection you need to own one.
I currently have a copy for sale for £45

SPEN VALLEY in old picture postcards by Gillian Cookson

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Published by European Library, Netherlands written Gillian Cookson in 1988 this a 8”X6” hard back is much more than it says on the tin. Yes, it is based on 76 postcards, but each is backed up by research from a highly skilled professional historian who adds commentary to each card that is readable informative and interesting.

The Gate Hangs High – Mildred Coldwell

Published in 1987 by Kirklee s Council an account of her growing up in the Spen Valley between the Wars. Well written illustrated by Barbara Ellis.

The Brontes in the Spen Valley – Mabel Ferrett

Originally published as Shirley Country in 1973 revised in 1997 102 pages Illustrated by Stanley Chapman with an index. My irrational antipathy to the cult of the Brontes has prevented me from reading this but having read other works by Mabel I have no doubts about readability.

A Short History of Hartshead Church by Mabel Ferrett 1993

A 16 page booklet with line drawings £2.50

Christ Church Liversedge 1816 – 1966 (£2.50)

John Player Transatlantic 1977

Oulton Park Round 3 April 1977

Signed by Kenny Roberts, Phil Read, Dave Potter and Roger Marshall, pity they didn’t get Barry Sheane or Mick Grant. I only thought it interesting for the autographs.

With ten b&w photos I thought the Scarborough Gold Cup 1984 sponsored by Eddy Wright more interesting.

Both for sale for £1.00 (plus p&p)

COMICS – Batman – X-Force – X-Men – Excalibur – Robin – Spider Man

Robin II

Robin II four issues with holograms all as new £5.00 for all 4

Robin DC Comics 1991 (3 of 5) and (5 of 5) £1.00 each

Deadly Foes of Spider-Man Part 1 of 4 Vol1 #1 Marvel Comics 1991 £1.00

X-Force Vol 1 #4 Marvel Comics 1991 £1.00

Batman Legends of the Dark Knight (#8 1990) and (#28 1992) DC Comics £2.50 each

Excalibur Mojo Mayhem Marvel Comics 1989 and The Sword is Drawn 1988 £2.00 Each

X-Men Spotlight on Starjammers #2 Marvel Comics 1990 £2.00

Bloodlines – A Tale From the Heart of Africa This is the original Epic Comics from 1992 (not the 1994 reprint by Marvel Enterprises) £10.00

HUDDERSFIELD

Huddersfield Norman Culley, 1939. Blue cloth with printed title to front cover. Not dated, but the drawings are dated 1938 and 1939. With 25 pencil drawings. The collage distorts the illustrations as most are landscape format. A nice tidy copy for £10.00

CLOCK ALMANACK

The original Clock Hartley by John Hartley

Yorkshire dialect digest, I have many more years but I know where these years are so am offering them at £2.50 each.

The years I can find are 1892 1894 1896 1898 1901 1928

HARDY BOYS – Franklin W Dixon

Stock

TitlePublisherPriceLetterNumberEditionDate
Arctic Patrol MysteryArmada£2.50C2rep1977
Cave-inArmada£2.50761985
Danger on Vampire TrailArmada£2.50421st1987
Footprints Under the WindowArmada£2.50231984
Game Plan for DisasterArmada£2.50741st1984
Haunted FortArmanda£2.503rep
Hunting for Hidden GoldArmada£2.5025
Revenge of the Desert PhantomArmada£2.50821st1987
Sign of Crooked ArrowArmada£2.50C19rep1977
Sky SabotageArmada£2.50771st1985
The Billion Dollar RansomArmada£2.50712nd1986
The Blackwing PuzzleArmada£2.50801st1986
The Clue of the Broken BladeArmada£2.50371st1985
The Clue of the EmbersArmada£2.50201983
The Clue of the Screeching OwlArmada£2.5091984
The Crisscross ShadowArmada£2.5024rep1984
The Demon’s DenArmada£2.50C791st1986
The Four-Headed DragonArmada£2.50671st1983
The Ghost of Skeleton RockArmada£2.50361st1984
The Great Airport MysteryArmada£2.5018rep1983
The Hooded Hawk Mystery #29Armada£2.50ISBN29
The Infinity ClueArmada£2.50681st1983
The Mark on the DoorArmada£4.00C271st1977
The Mummy CaseArmada£2.50611st1982
The Mystery at Devil’s PawArmada£2.50351st1984
The Mystery of Cabin IslandArmada£4.00C26rep1978
The Mystery of Smugglers CoveArmada£2.50621st1982
The Mystery of the Aztec WarriorArmada£2.5011985
The Mystery of the Chinese Junk #34Armada£2.5034
The Mystery of the Disappearing FloorArmada£2.5051985
The Mystery of the Melted CoinsArmada£2.5071984
The Mystery of the Missing FriendsArmada£2.50321984
The Mystery of the Spiral BridgeArmada£2.50C8rep1977
The Mystery of the Whale TattooArmada£2.5041986
The Outlaw’s SilverArmada£2.50651st1983
The Outlaw’s Silver #65Armada£2.5065
The Phantom FreighterArmada£2.50391st1985
The Roaring River MysteryArmada£2.50781st1985
The Secret Agent on Flight 101Armada£2.5030rep1985
The Secret of Pirates HillArmada£2.5014rep1987
The Secret of Skull MountainArmada£2.50401st1986
The Secret of the CavesArmada£4.00C131st1977
The Secret of Wildcat SwampArmada£2.50381st1985
The Shattered HelmetArmada£2.50451st1988
The Shore Road MysteryArmada£2.50171st1980
The Sinister SignpostArmada£2.50221979
The Skline PuzzleArmada£2.50831st1987
The Stone IdolArmada£2.50631982
The Submarine CaperArmada£2.50661st1983
The Swamp MonsterArmada£2.50811st1986
The Tower TreasureArmada£2.50311st1982
The Twisted ClawArmada£2.50111984
The Vanishing ThievesArmada£2.50641983
The Viking Symbol MysteryArmada£2.50331st1983
The Wailing Siren MysteryArmada£2.50121984
The Yellow Feather MysteryArmada£2.50281983
Trapped at SeaArmada£2.50731st1984
Voodoo PlotArmada£2.50C701st1983
What Happened at MidnightArmada£2.50C21rep1977
While the Clock TickedArmada£2.50101981
Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys – Super SleuthsArmada£2.50C21491983

and a cross over

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