Historic & New INNS of Interest. Can you visit them all?

Published in the late 60’s it is a real challenge to search out the 50 or so pubs in each book, and have a pint in every one.

NOTE that the West Yorkshire pubs are not “Interesting” but have Character.

In Stock North Wales and Anglesey – Cheshire – Shropshire – Staffordshire – South Wales – North Wales and Warwickshire.

Inns of Interest – single copy – please specify

Published in the late 60’s it is a real challenge to search out the 50 or so pubs in each book, and have a pint in every one. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

BATLEY

Oakwell Hall Geoffrey Woledge

First published by Kirklees Cultural Services in 1978 this is the 1992 revised edition. 24 pages, illustrated soft cover vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

Oakwell Hall by Geoffrey Woledge

32 page 1978 booklet published by Museums Service Through post

£5.00

History and Description of Oakwell Hall and Manor by J Sprittles

A 1946 booklet 52 pages illustrated. Price includes postage to all locations in the United Kingdom

£10.00

Times Past in Batley & Birstall

16 pages of local history through the post to any UK address

£2.50

Borough of Batley – Civic Week – 1948 – Official Handbook

34 page 9X6 booklet, no illustrations. Through the post

£4.00

The History of Batley 1800-1974 by Malcolm H. Haigh

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. £25.00

Published by Max Parrish in 1957. 188 pages with index. Theodore Cooke Taylor was more than a Woollen Manufacturer. A Liberal MP who fought the Chinese Opium Trade. He was a pioneer, and probably the most successful exponent of profit sharing in industry. Still at his desk at the age of 102.

Batley Parish Church School 1861 – 1961
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Taylor of Batley – The Story of 102 Years by George A Greenwood

Published by Max Parrish in 1957. 188 pages with index. Theodore Cooke Taylor was more than a Woollen Manufacturer. A Liberal MP who fought the Chinese Opium Trade. He was a pioneer, and probably the most successful exponent of profit sharing in industry. Still at his desk at the age of 102.

Taylor of Batley – The Story of 102 years – George A Greenwood

Published by Max Parrish in 1957. 188 pages with index. Theodore Cooke Taylor was more than a Woollen Manufacturer. A Liberal MP who fought the Chinese Opium Trade. He was a pioneer, and probably the most successful exponent of profit sharing in industry. Still at his desk at the age of 102. This is a fine book in a near fine dj (clipped). The price below includes UK P&P

£35.00

Batley Official Guide

Batley Official Guide and Industrial Review

Early 60’s 52 pages well illustrated Posted to any UK address

£7.50

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

Batley Working Men’s Club & Institute 1872 – 1972 SOLD

Batley & District Hospital Bazaar Souvenir Handbook 1926

Pretty tatty copy, but where else would you find one. 104 pages with a bit of history and of a few people and buildings, the old, present and proposed hospitals. But to me the greatest interest is in the local advertisements (there are a number of national adverts). The best illustration to me though was the Batley Co-op. SOLD

Local History – but not Yorkshire Local History

Not in Heckmondwike Book Shop does not seek out Local History items that are not in Yorkshire, but can understand that there may be others, not fortunate enough to be born or live in Yorkshire, that may have an interest in where they are born or live.

A Short History of Birmingham by Conrad Gill & Charles Grant Robinson

Published in 1938 by Birmingham Corporation a hard back book (no dj) 96 pages some illustrations. This would be a fine copy but for neat name and date on title page. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.00

Tramways of the Monklands by Ian L Cormack

76 page booklet published in 1964 by The Scottish Tramway Museum Society vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

CHESTER The 21st edition published by Tiling not dated but I think it was published in 1953. A 90 page guide well illustrated with some great ads.

TOR BAY & TORQUAY Nice little guides published as “The Countryside Series by Bovey Tracey, Devon. Undated and the Torquay guide has the title page missing. A previous owner dated the book “August 1950” so they must be earlier than that. They were sold for 2/6.

J Arthur Dixon’s ROSS and CROMARTY. A Handbook for Tourists, undated but I would guess at mid 50’s 15 full page colour pictures.

Just as above for THE ISLE OF SKYE

City of LONDONDERRY Official Guide, undated but from the illustrations I would guess early 50’s What do you think? A 72 page illustrated guide, the ads are not as good as the Chester ads though.

local history 013Tramways of the MONKLANDS What more could you want from a title? 76 pages well illustrated.

In Search of a Past by Ronald Fraser – The Manor House, Amnersfield 1933-1945 190 pages.

The Old Houses of STRATFORD UPON AVON 1st edition hardback published in 1925. It appears this book is much more common than I would have thought. 180 pages.

The Heart of a Village – The intimate history of Aldbourne by Ida Gandy. This 160 page unillustrated book has been reprinted many times so it must be good, or at least loads of people think it is good and buy it.

RUTLAND a guide and Gazetteer 64 pages a 1985 2nd edition.

ALL ABOVE are available in my shop for £2.50. All can be dispatched post free to addresses in the UK apart from the Stratford Hard Back that is heavier than the others.

HUDDERSFIELD

The CENTRAL (Kayes’) COLLEGE 1942
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The CENTRAL COLLEGE (Kayes’) 1942 Prospectus

I got the date from the Grand Variety programme. A very well illustrated, plenty of the pupils, 40 page booklet in vg+ condition. The price includes postage to any UK address usually by Royal Mail.

£5.00

The Story of Huddersfield
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The Story of Huddersfield – Roy Brook

published by MacGibbon & Kee 1968 1st edition Fine book in Fine dj no stamps or inscriptions. 394 pages with index photographs, in text illustration, fold out sections. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£10.00

The Huddersfield Choral Society 1836-1986 – R A Edwards

And the Glory – The Huddersfield Choral Society 1836 – 1986 – R A Edwards

A very clean HB with fine dj – ffep missing and a blanked out stamp so probably ex-library Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.00

The Almondburian

Two Issues of “The Almondburian” King James Grammar School

Tw booklets No. 39 and No. 41 April and December 1927about 36 pages with local adverts. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£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.

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. Posted to any UK address (including Huddersfield)

£7.50

BIG Ears in the Kingdom of Kirklees

“A jaundiced look at our Lords and Masters – Yorkshire Politicians and Bureaucrats through the eyes of Big Ears” 94 page illustrated book soft bound. Through the post to UK addresses or sometimes by bicycle if in the Spen Valley

£9.00

Churches and Chapels of Kirklees – A Ronald Bielby

Published in 1978 by Kirklees Libraries and Museum Service this 116 page book is well illustrated. This is a clean tight copy with no inscriptions. Through the post to UK destinations.

£7.50

Huddersfield Official Handbook (1960)

HUDDERSFIELD OFFICIAL HANDBOOK (1960)

Now there are Handbooks and Town Guides, but this is something on a different level, published by Pyramid Press Limited (London) in 1960 (undated but the mayor who signed off this book served a959-1960). 272 glossy pages with advertisements from most of the prominent businesses of the time. A 30 page history well illustrated and fold out maps of the town. 10X7, this copy has tape (neatly) to the spine and page edges of the cover, does not detract from the quality. Through the post to UK destinations

£15.00

Pennine Journey by William B Stocks

Being the History of the Railways, Tramways and Canals in Huddersfield and District. Printed and Published by THE ADVERTISER PRESS LTD> Huddersfield 1958. Card covers 98 pages tight clean copy no inscriptions. Posted to UK address

£7.50

The Charter Our Right! Huddersfield Chartism Re-Considered (2018) edited by John A. Hargreaves

https://undergroundhistories.wordpress.com/the-charter-our-right-book-review/ 128 pages published by Huddersfield Local History Society, still in print though ABE, Amazon and Waterstones don’t have a copy. I am offering this copy, through the post to any UK address for £10.00

£10.00

A Pictorial History of the Huddersfield & District Police Force

A Pictorial History of the Huddersfield & District Police Force – By Steve Holberry

Print City. Soft Cover, 200x210mm. Huddersfield Police Force from the earliest records to the present day. 82pp plus covers. Illustrated in black and white. Very Good. Price below includes UK P&P

£15.00

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

The Second Book of Huddersfield – A Sketch Book

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. Price below includes UK P&P

£12.50

Guide to the Calder and Hebble Navigation and the Huddersfield Broad Canal

The book is not dated and credits no author but credits members of Inland Waterways Association. Later additions credit David Taylor and this addition has a dedication to Alan and Jean Taylor so I suspect he had a part in writing this. Though undated as this copy is pre-decimal it is earlier than copies I have seen for sale. 28 pages with maps drawings and photographs. I can supply through the postal system for the combined price of £7.50 to UK locations.

£7.50

Colne Valley Labour Party – Souvenir Centenary History

Colne Valley Constituency Labour Party, 1991. Pamphlet. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 84pp with illustrations. Colne Valley Division Labour Union was formed in 1891 – the second oldest independent labour party organisation after Bradford; a founder of the ILP in 1893.Tom Mann was its first parliamentary candidate and Victor Grayson its first MP. Delivered to any UK address for £20.00

£20.00

Slavery in Yorkshire

This new collection of essays based upon a conference at the University of Huddersfield, generously supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, explores the links between Richard Oastlers extraordinarily influential campaign against child labour in Yorkshire after 1830 and the remarkably successful campaign to abolish the transatlantic slave trade led by Yorkshire MP William Wilberforce before 1807. With contributions from D. Colin Dews, Dr John Halstead, Dr John A. Hargreaves, Dr Janette Martin, Professor Edward Royle and Professor James Walvin, it evaluates the distinctively Yorkshire context of both movements and offers a re-assessment of Oastlers contribution to their success. It reveals how Oastlers associations with both evangelical Anglicanism and Nonconformity, especially Methodism, stimulated and sustained his involvement in the ten-hour factory movement and examines the role of the regional press, local grass-roots organisation and Oastlers powerful oratory in helping to secure a successful outcome to the campaign. In a foreword, the Revd Dr Inderjit Bhogal, a leading figure in both the regional and national commemoration of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade in 2007, commends this wide-ranging historical study with its broad perspective as an important contribution to making us all more informed on the whole theme of slavery today. Delivered to UK Address £15.00

£15.00

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary – CARNIVAL AND GALA WEEK -1928

Official Souvenir Handbook 48 pages mainly adverts with a few hospital related photographs. Posted to any UK address £5.00

£5.00

Local Transport 1870 – 1940 Kirklees Camera

62 pages of local transport photographs good quality. Posted to UK addresses

£7.50

History of the Huddersfield Woollen Industry by W B Crump

1935 132 pages with illustrations. County Borough of Huddersfield The Tolson Memorial Museum Publications. To any UK address

£9.00

ANGELS, DANES and NORSE in the District of HUDDERSFIELD by WG Collingwood

Published in 1921 soft cover 64 pages with illustrations Posted to any UK address

£8.50

BRADFORD – Thornton – Wike – Horton

History of the Bradford Property Trust Limited 1928 – 1978 by John Brennan

Watmoughs BRADFORD 1978 – a 56 page copy in fine condition. The price includes postage to any UK address usually by Royal Mail.

£6.00

Rambles Round Horton by William Cudworth

First printed in 1886, this undated reprint by Mountain Press has 246 pages it is a fine copy in a fine dj Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£12.50

Rail Centres: Leeds/Bradford by Stephen Batty

The Usual Ian Allen Quality 160 pages well illustrated well written and well indexed. Quality paper and quality reproduction of photographs. A fine hard back and a fine (clipped) dj Through the post to any UK destination £9.00

£9.00

A Century of Public Transport in Bradford 1882-1982 by DJ Croft

24 page Occasional Local Publication No. 4 Bradford MC 8X6 illustrated Posted to any UK Address

£5.00

Thornton in Times Past by Alan Whitworth

Thornton in Times Past by Alan Whitworth

48 pages mainly illustrations with explanatory text published 1987. The quality of the reproduction of the photographs is much better than illustrations in other books in the same series. A couple of places a previous owner has underlined text. The price includes UK P&P

£6.50

WIKE “Where they’re all alike” Memories of Wyke Village

WIKE – “Where they’re all alike”

60 pages well illustrated undated Price below includes UK P&P

£12.50

Written by Geoff J Mellor in 1983 , printed in Huddersfield, this is 64 soft covered publication that attempts to list, in most cases with photos the sixty or so cinemas the city (including Shipley) has possessed. Not all at the same time.

A good solid reference work.

The Chartist Rising in Bradford

The Chartist Risings in Bradford

D.G. Wright. Bradford Libraries and Information Service, 1987. £3.00

Since the publication of AJ Peacock’s Bradford Chartism 1838-40, in 1969, there has been a great need of a continuation of the story, particularly to include the events in the tumultuous year of 1848, when Bradford played a crucial part in ‘the greatest mass movement of working class political and social protest in British history’. This opinion was emphasised but never elaborated upon some twenty years ago by FC Mather in his Historical Association pamphlet on Chartism, in which he stated that ‘the Bradford District of the West Riding was perhaps the most outstanding centre of physical force Chartism in England in the spring of 1848’. Until now it has only been possible to follow the story in newspapers of the period or in doctoral theses and so the appearance of David Wright’s booklet is to be greatly welcomed.

Few historians are better qualified to write upon this subject than Dr Wright, who for over twenty years has made a special study of the social and political history of nineteenth century Bradford, and the booklet does not disappoint. In particular he treads a judicious path between the importance of local details and the wider implications of regional and national events. Most important of all he gives full consideration to the effect Anglo-Irish relationships had upon Bradford’s volatile population during a period of great industrial unrest.

Almost thirty years ago Asa Briggs in Chartist Studies urged historians to recognise that the all-embracing concept of the six points of the Charter motivated different social groups in different times and places with differing degrees of intensity. Dr Wright has produced a model essay on the Briggs pattern in which he analyses Chartism in Bradford, from its roots in the Great Strike of 1825 to the Anti-Poor Law agitation in the late 1830s and on to the first rising in January 1840. But it is in the later events that the author breaks new ground, looking in detail at the Plug-drawing riots of 1842 and the more menacing threats to law and order in 1848. Of particular interest is the changing composition of both the Chartist leadership and its supporters during the whole period. At first the movement was dominated by men with English names, often hand-weavers from the outer townships, especially Horton, but after 1840 it took on an Irish tinge, being increasingly dominated by the bete-noir of the Bradford middle classes, the hard drinking, wife-beating George White, and his fellow-Irishman, John Smyth.

In retrospect Chartism seems to have been a dismal failure, but that point of view fails to do justice to important and enduring aspects of the movement that were without violent intent, notably the Temperance Chartists and those bodies concerned with Adult Education, Co-operation and Social Christianity. It also forgets the powerful radical political heritage which Chartism bestowed on the West Riding, for the radical tradition was nourished by memories of the stirring events of the 1840s. It is no coincidence that towards the end of the century the West Riding became the most important centre of Independent Labour Party activity, with Bradford always to the fore.

J.A.J.

The Chartist Risings in Bradford – D G Wright

74 page booklet Pub 1987′ The price below includes postage in UK

£7.50

Roger of Manningham or The Wild Boar of Undercliffe

1900 (or there about, not the 2020 reprint) Princess Theatre, Bradford, Book of Words 32 page programme with adverts. Complete but tape on the spine. Price is for the item posted to UK address.

£5.00

Textile Voices = Mill Life This Century – Olive Howarth – Bradford Heritage Unit

84 pages well illustrated To any UK abode £7.50

£7.50

Bradford by Joseph Fieldhouse

2nd revision paperback published in 1981 (first published in 1972) 216 pages with illustrations and index. A fine paperback copy. Delivered to your UK address

£7.50

LEEDS

St John’s Church Leeds
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St John’s Church Leeds 1634 to 1934 By John Ellis Stocks

Whitehead and Miller (1934) 52 pages, illustrated vg+ brown cloth The price includes postage to any UK address usually by Royal Mail.

£5.00

The Famous CITY VARIETIES – SOUVENIR BROCHURE

The Famous CITY VARIETIES – SOUVENIR BROCHURE

24 page well illustrated with two pages loose otherwise vg. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

The Churches of Leeds – R V Taylor

Published by Simkin, Marshall LONDON – Richard Jackson LEEDS in MDCCCLXXV (1875) Brown cloth vg Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£17.50

History of Kirkstall Abbey (pub. 1847)

History of Kirkstall Abbey Yorkshire – Antquarian and Picturesque

Re-Published by Henry Wasbourne New Bridge Street Blackfriars LONDON 1847. 228 pages illustrated with engravings. Blind Blocked Blue cloth 8″ X 5″ Gold lettering to spine, private book plate and printed photos tipped onto endpapers. Boards and book vg Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£35.00

Leeds Industrial Co-Operative Society Jubilee 1897

Leeds Industrial Co-Operative Society – Jubilee Celebration 1897 – George Jacob Holyoake

Printed in 1897 260 pages with many illustrations and a comprehensive history of the co-op to that date. A complete copy showing signs of it’s age. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.

£15.00

Links With Bygone Leeds – by Joseph Sprittles

Thoresby Society 1969 124 pages well illustrated vg Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.

£5.00

Rail Centres: Leeds/Bradford by Stephen Batty

The Usual Ian Allen Quality 160 pages well illustrated well written and well indexed. Quality paper and quality reproduction of photographs. A fine hard back and a fine (clipped) dj Through the post to any UK destination £9.00

£9.00

Old Inns and Pubs of Leeds by Barrie Pepper

Published by Alewords in 1997 66 pages well illustrated a fine copy, in the post in the UK for a total of £5.00

£5.00

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LEEDS – Ivan Broadhead

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. Price Below includes UK P&P

£6.50

LEEDS the back to front inside out upside down city – Patrick Nuttgens

Leeds the back to front inside out upside down city – Patrick Nuttgens

A 70 page well illustrated paperback published in 1979 The price below includes UK P&P

£7.50

Leeds Cinemas Remembered – Robert E Preedy

56 pages of Photos and Facts in a 8″X6″ paperback published privately(?) in 1980 this fine copy is available in my shop for £10

LEEDS CINEMAS REMEMBERED

56 pages of Photos and Facts in a 8″X6″ paperback published privately(?) in 1980 Price below includes UK P&P

£12.00

History of Adel, Yorkshire by Val Crompton

92 pages, b&w and colour illustrations published in 2009 Through the post to UK addresses £7.50

£7.50

Basinful of Fun – about 1952 –

Published by F Youngman in Leeds in the early 50’s Cartoons stories illustrations and jokes. I have numbers 48 -50 – 53 – 54 – 58 – 59 – 61-73 – 89 for sale In the Shop £1.50 each in the post to UK address £2.50 each (specify number) If your desire is for more than one Basinful of fun add £1.50 for each copy after one e.g. 3 copies would cost £5,50 delivered to your UK door.

£2.50

Leeds United The Revie Years – by Con Egan

God tight copy Through the post to any UK address

£9.00

Holbeck & New Wortley – Old Ordnance Survey Map

Yorkshire Sheet 218.05 The Godfrey Edition Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£4.00

Walking Drinking and Local History (Huddersfield & Yorkshire)

QUEER GOINGS ON – Maurice Colbeck

QUEER goings on by Maurice Colbeck

Whitethorn Press 1979 1st fine Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.

£4.00

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

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

I have to admit I haven’t seen these three for a while but I am confident they have not been sold.

Yorkshire Dales

MY LIFE AND YOUR CHILDREN@S LAUGHTER by Marjorie Belle Stevenson

MY LIFE AND YOUR CHILDREN@S LAUGHTER by Marjorie Belle Stevenson

Nidderdale. Self published signed first edition soft cover in fine condition. Autobiography of a Yorkshire woman, her upbringing on a farm, experiences in the depression and Second World War, and her life running a cafe at a popular beauty spot, How Stean Gorge. 70pp illustrated with black and white photographs Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£7.50

A Walk Around Kettlewell

A Walk around Kettlewell (A walk back in time with pictures history and tales of the village. by Colin Hare

Seems to have been published privately first in 2002 and then reprinted in 2003. The author hales from Buckinghamshire, but we can’t hold that against him, in his favour he was at one time a motorcyclist. However he has compiled an interesting book on Kettlewell History, well illustrated. This is a fine copy of the reprint. Much more than the short title implies. Well worth a read. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£7.50

KINGSDALE The Valley of the Vikings by Frederic Riley

KINGSDALE The Valley of the Vikings by Frederic Riley

Gleanings From a Yorkshire Valley Published in Skipton by The Craven Herald Ltd. Undated but has an inter war feel, I have found mention of this publication but none for sale. 34 page booklet, the cover is dusty contents very bright No stamps labels or inscriptions. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£25.00

Appleby-In-Westmorland and WARCOP by Michael Ffinch

Appleby-In-Westmorland and WARCOP by Michael Ffinch

Published by Titus Wilson & Sons, Kendal in 1984 1st edition. must have been a short run as I can’t find another for sale. This is a fine copy. No stamps labels or inscriptions. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£7.50

Yorkshire Dialect (other dialects may exist) inc. Clock Almanack by John Hartley

Holroyd’s Collection of Yorkshire Ballads

First published in London in 1892 this fine copy was published by EP Publishing in 1974. 318 pages, no stamps labels or inscriptions no dj Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£15.00

Yorkshire Ditties by John Hartley – First Series

“to which is added The Cream of Wit and Humour from his popular Writings” Published in Wakefield by William Nicholson and Son. Undated but before 1900. Brown cloth with gold lettering brown endpapers. No stamps or inscriptions a very nice copy. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£12.50

Yorkshire Dialect Poems (1673 – 1915) and Traditional Poems

Published for the Yorkshire Dialect Society by Sidgwick and Jackson 1919. Compiled with an Historical Introduction by F W Moorman (Professor of English Language, University of Leeds. 186 pages, rebound in blue cloth very good condition. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£9.00

Yorkshire Puddin’ by John Hartley

Yorkshire Puddin’ Readings and Writings by John Hartley

This copy published by Watmoughs Limited , Idle, Bradford. 380 pages, a tight copy but at some stage the spine must have come off and has been scruffily stuck back on. Owned at one time by Sidney Beaumont Senior (a relative of my grandma). The price includes postage to any UK address.

£20.00

Yorkshire Puddin’ A collection of the most popular Dialect Stories from the pen of John Hartley

What appears to be a later copy from Watmoughs Limited 380 pages so probably from same blocks as other copy. This binding is slightly faded but intact. Name and Xmas 1948 on front free end paper. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£10.00

Yorkshire Tales by John Hartley – Second Series

Published in London by W Nicholson and Sons undated but I would guess at about 1900. A nice clean copy Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.

£7.50

The Original Illuminated Clock Almanack by John Hartley

The years I can find are 1869 1871 1878 1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1887 1888 1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1896 1898 1900 1901 1902 1903 1905 1907 1910 1912 1914 1915 1928 so let me know what year you desire.

Clock Almanack

Please specify year P&P in UK free please contact me for oversees prices

£3.50

“Joe Willie’s” and “Throng as Thropp’s Wife” Annual 1957

Published by J W Roberts and Son in Slaithwaite in 1957 this is a 96 page booklet of Yorkshire dialect stories. Though about half the pages are adverts for local businesses, giving a snapshot of business in the valley in the mid-fifties. Well read but complete. It helps to read it out loud but it is nowhere as difficult as the Clock Annuals, in fact it can probably be read and understood by non-Yorkshire folk.

For example;

“Tha should ha’ towld t’company that,” she said, “asteed o’ leeavin’ em all strung up in t’middle on it!”

or in a poem about John Henry;

His wahfe sed he wor musical :

He bowt a big trambooane

He blew it all shapes ivvery neet

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Joe Willy’s and Throng as Thropp’s Wife Annual 1957

Published by J W Roberts and Son in Slaithwaite in 1957 this is a 96 page booklet of Yorkshire dialect stories. Though about half the pages are adverts for local businesses, giving a snapshot of business in the valley in the mid-fifties. Well read but complete. It helps to read it out loud but it is nowhere as difficult as the Clock Annuals, in fact it can probably be read and understood by non-Yorkshire folk.

£10.00

Yorkshire Brass by a Yorkshire Lass by Kate Glover

Undated 24 pages of Dialect Poetry and Reminiscences decorated by A R Clark. Through the post in the UK

£4.00

On Ilkla Moor Baht’ at.

4 page music sheet produced by Banks County Arcade Leeds Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£2.50

YORKSHIRE Past & Present

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Baines’s Yorkshire

This is the 1969 reprint by David & Charles of the 1822 original both over 600 pages – History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York the books are fine with no inscriptions or stamps. The djs are vg+ unclipped’ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£30.00

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

Bains Yorkshire Past and Present

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. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£125.00

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