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The SCOTS Magazine

I have never had these before, obviously haven’t made their way south, but was attracted by the early covers. A pity they didn’t keep it up, probably because they ran out of mountains to stand on.

The Scots Magazine 1960 02 053

The Scots Magazine 1977 04 055-COLLAGE

The Scots Magazine 1977 10 061-COLLAGE

These are all pic from the covers, mainly 1977 but a few newer ones as well. Not a patch on the old covers.

The Scots Magazine 1960 05 054

CUMBRIA & Lake District Magazine

I have started listing Cumbria Magazines as part of my quest to list all “Dalesman” publications. I have not started with the full year packages I have in the shop but with a few loose ones I have found scattered about.

Cumbria 1967 08 August 048

Cumbria 1967 08 August 048-COLLAGE

Cumbria 1982 06 June180-COLLAGE

All these are from the covers so you can see why I am attracted to “Dalesman” publications. I realise that you may be uses to picking these up in charity shops for 50p or so and I am asking £2.50, that is because I have to buy store and store them, and they are worth £2.50.

Fantastic Adventures – 1950

Fantastic Adventures 1954 045

As you can see from the illustration – a reading copy with contributions from St.Reynard, Costello, Petaja, Hickey, Jarvis and Blade.

£2.50

BOLTON – History

Bolton Pubs 1800 – 2000 by Gordon Readyhough 72 pages £4.00

The Bolton Mill Village The Eagley Story by Denis O’Connor 80 pages £4.00

Bolton, Daubhill and Dean ( A sentimental journey) – Norman Kenyon 48 Pages £4.00

Bolton Memories by Norman Kenyon 52 pages £4.00

A History of the Motor Trade in Bolton by Denis O’Conner 80 pages £4.00

The Brontes in the Spen Valley – Mabel Ferrett

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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.

This copy would be fine but for the annotations (just highlighting paragraphs really) by a previous owner, because of that I am offering it for £5.00

Spen Valley Local History Reading List
The Gate Hangs High – Mildred Coldwell
Published in 1987 by Kirklees 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.

Dynamic Science Fiction – jan 1954

Dynamic Science Fiction 1954 January044

I am seriously tempted to read the story to find out what the illustration is about, I don’t think I have ever read anything by Sam Merwin.

I have read some of the other authors; Poul Anderson, Clyde Woodruff, Algis Budrys, James Gunn, Arthur Porges, Robert A Madle and Winston Markes.

On sale in my shop at £5.00

LEEDS – Ivan Broadhead

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Published in 1990 146 pages well illustrated in Black & White and Colour, photographs and drawings. I must admit I have looked at the pictures but have not read it but it seems a good Balance of illustrations and text and helpfully has an index.

Available in my shop for £4.00.

Tales of Wonder #7 Summer 1939

Tales of Wonder and Super Science #7 1939 033

This is what I have a pulp with no cover but notice the article by Arthur C Clarke “We can rocket to the Moon – Now”, then notice the date, 1939.

It is items like this that present a problem of pricing. I have found three copies offered for sale at £82, £102 and £123, there could well be others out there. The text and the restTales of Wonder #7 of the book is tight and in good condition, but with no front cover. I have found out what the cover looks like. other authors are John Beynon, Coutts Brisbane, Frank Edward Arnold, David H Heller, Maurice G Hugh and Geo. C Wallis, all I admit I have not read. So, what is it worth. In trying to find a mention of this article (unsuccessfully) I came across a fascinating article about Arthur and his friends, Arthur was 20 at the time. https://www.airspacemag.com/space/hms-moon-rocket-3143/ showing how advanced some were thinking at the time.HMS Moon Rocket

That does not help with pricing so I can only have a stab at it. It must be wiorth £25.

 

 

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