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Walking Drinking and Local History (Huddersfield & Yorkshire)


Colne Valley – Official Guide and Industrial Handbook 1973. 36 page illustrated with fold out map £5.00

FLYING EGGS AND THINGS More Pennine Tales – Henry Livings  126 page hardback with dj £2.50

THE DRINKERS GUIDE TO WALKING – Yorkshire and Humberside 128 pages with illustrations and maps. You must know someone for whom this is a perfect present, though I would have thought the answer to the title is “Don’t”. £SOLD

Through Highways and By-Ways with Bonaventure – Country walks around Huddersfield by Arnold Brook. Published in 1949 by The Huddersfield Examiner, 80 pages with illustrations and maps, small enough to slip in your pocket. £2.50

YORKSHIRE Past & Present ; Baines

Yorkshire Past & Present: A History And Description Of The Three Ridings Of The Great County Of York, From The Earliest Ages To The Year 1870; With An Account Of Its Manufactures, Commerce, And Civil And Mechanical Engineering. By Edward & Thomas Baines.


The tops of the spine and a couple of the hinges need some attention, but this is not an ex-library copy it is not littered with stamps and stickers like many copies of this prestigious book that are on offer. All the plates are intact and most still have tissue paper protection.

A fascinating  collection on ‘Yorkshire, Past and Present’ by the English journalist and historian Thomas Baines. An informative history of the historic county of Yorkshire in Northern England from the ‘earliest ages’ till the text’s publication in the late nineteenth century. Baine’s comprehensive study not only explores the topography of the area and its points of interest, but also details an account of its manufactures, commerce, and civil and mechanical engineering. This two volume set written by Thomas Baines was published in four parts. Volume I division I and II, and volume II division I were published approximately in 1870. Volume II, division II, detailing the history of Yorkshire to a later date than the other volumes (1875) was published later than the earlier volumes due the author’s state of health, as explained in the errata slip inserted to the volume.  This copy also features an ‘Account of the Woolen Trade of Yorkshire’ by the author’s brother, Edward Baines junior, a nonconformist English newspaper editor and Member of Parliament. All volumes are undated. Illustrated with engravings of Yorkshire scenes, individuals and buildings.

On offer for £150


DALESMAN – 1939 The first year

I have 974 “Dalesman” titles in stock and have ambitions to get round to listing them all. I have decided to use calendar years rather than the volume years (that the “Dalesman” use). They do make excellent birthday or anniversary presents for Yorkshire folk (or even non Yorkshire folks come to that, we can’t all have been born in Yorkshire). I am asking £50 for the first issue (Though I do have a copy with a partial front cover that has been repaired for £10) I am asking £15 for all other 1939 issues. 

APRIL Dales Folk by Ella Pontefract, Historian wanted for Kettleswelldale by C J Cutcliffe-Hyne, A Yorkshire Climbing Nursery by Godfrey Wilson, The Man of the Dales by W Riley, Past and Present in the Dales by M’Duke Miller, Do you know the Hill Brunillo? by Lettice Cooper, Adult Education in Craven, What Town Planning Means by F R Birkhead, It was still raining by Leonard Cooper, The Vacant Wine-Red Moor by Donald Boyd, The “Three Peaks”, Stories of Craven‘s Grand Old Man by Norman Thorner and Public Access to Mountains by A Creech Jones MP.

MAY I work in the Dales by Phyllis Bentley, Over the Green by Joan Ingilby, Coverdale to Colsterdale by A J Brown. The Ilkly Swastika By Leslie Barringer, The Red Squirrel by Phyllis Kelway, An Old Dales Account book By Ella Pontefract, Lord Ribblesdale: “The Ancester” By Norman Thorner, The Legacy of the Monks By TC Calvert, Fishing in Airdale By Winifred Birkbeck and The Revival of the Village by HSE Snelson.

JUNE Mr James R Gregson Makes a Sad Confession. Silence in the Fells by Florence Bone. The Three Peak Walk by Frank S Smythe, Wild Garlic in Wharfdale by Phyllis Kelway, A Kyrielle of the Dales by Stanley Umpleby. Evolution of Yorkshire Dalesfolk by J Fairfax Blakeborough, In Never Rains by Leonard Cooper, Where Swale is Born by W Riley. Open Pastures by Ella Pontefract, Adam Sedgwick: A man of Dent by Norman Thorner, Home to the Dales by Kathleen Binns, A Farmers Hymn by EBA Somerset, Refugees in the Dales, Young Farmers Clubs in Craven by J Robb

JULY The Ship Model by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe. The Common Whitethroat by Phullis Kelway, Epitaph for a Dalesman, Where Yore is born by W Eiley, John Hartley the Yorkshire Dialect Poet by W J Halliday, Journeys into other Dales by Ella Pontefract, A Motor Run through the Dales By Ben Wade, Canoes in the Dales by Ernest Roylance, Haliwell Sutcliffe; A man of the Moors by Norman Thornber, A dales Farmer Keeps up with the Times by Norman Thornber

AUGUST Dalesfolk by Florence Bone. The Musical Owl by Phullis Kelway, Barns and Laithes of Craven by James Walton, In Praise of Yorkshire by William Harebutt Dawson, Memories of Auld Swaledale by E Greenwood, Norway and the Dales by Ella Pontefract, A Hack from Dale to Dale By Alfred Vowles,Tom Twisleton: The Craven Poet By Norman Thornber, Crafts in the Dales by L M Douglas

SEPTEMBER Dale Life and Myths by Fairfax-Blakeborough, Doremouse in the Dales by Phyllis Kelway,Evening in Dentdale by Charles Bragg, Recording Yorkshire Dialects by Bruff, Another Dales Motor Run by Ewbank, Norwegian and Dale Farming By Ponefract, Some Mythical Yorkshire Characters by CL Wood, Harriet Byles a Yorkshire Preacher, An Unconventional Fisherman by Birbeck, Kettlewell Holds its Show,

OCTOBER Newcomers to the Dales, The Harvester by John Earl, Owd John the Cobbler by Thos. Thirkill, The Hedgehog, More “Daft” Villages, Henry Harrison: Cave Guide, Through the Gateway of Northumbria, Yorkshire’s part in Poultry Industry

NOVEMBER Churches and Chapels, Two Yorkshir Novels, Nidderdale in November (verse), The Water Shrew, Children and Neighbours, Susan Peacock, Lighter side of Dales Life, Dances of the Dales

DECEMBER Garsdale and Dentdale by W Riley – Poem by Q Nicholas – Guilty or Not Guiltu By D U Ratcliffe – Christmas in the dales by Pontefract & Hartley – The Yellow -Knecked Mouse By Phyllis Kelway – An Unchanged Dale by Percy Robinson

History of the Huddersfield Woollen Industry

Written by WB Crump and Gertrude Ghorbal first published in 1935 this is a 1967 reprint published by the Tolson Museum. This is a very well illustrated 132 book much more detailed than modern equivalents. I was tempted to scan many more of the illustrations as even though I hale from the “Heavy Woollen Area” I found them fascinating, I would have loved to have seen the Cloth Hall, which I understand was where the covered market (oddly listed) next to the town hall stands.


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The Beautiful and Historic Villages of Yorkshire (1907)

Published by The Leeds and Yorkshire Mercury, Albion Street, we think in 1907villages of Yorshire090

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. Hard back binding in publisher’s original black paper covered boards, gilt title lettering to the front cover. Landscape 8vo. 6½” x 8¼”. Contains 119 printed pages with map, captioned monochrome photograph to every right hand leaf and good descriptive text opposite

Old Brighouse – Compiled by Derek Rastrick

Published in 1986 this is a paperback copy. 154 pages it is more photographs than text a fascinating collection. I will try to remember where I put this book as I previously listed a book on the buildings of Brighouse and it would have been sold if I could remember where I put it.

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