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

“Dalesman” Mini Books

I don’t restrict myself to the “Dalesman” magazine, I look out for all their publications even when they stray out of God’s Own County (GOC).

 

Exploring: The Lake District, North Yorkshire Moors and the Yorkshire Coast (three Books)

Lakeland A to Z

Matlock

Peak District Walks

Roman Derbyshire

Shepherds Crooks and Walking Sticks

Walking in; Airedale : Bronte Country : North Yorkshire Moors : Lower Wharfedale : Upper Wharfedale

Yorkshire Mysteries and Oddities

All are available along with many other Dalesman publications, though if you intend visiting my shop and you are interested let me know as they are all at home as I intend getting round to reading them, especially the “walking” books. As the bumper sticker should say “Bibliophiles just read about it”.

 

 

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

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.

 

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.

Northern Ireland – Camera Studies

Published by the Belfast Telegraph undated but the first edition (which this could be as later editions say they are) was before 1938. Whatever, 39 high quality colour studies on quality paper, unfortunately printed back to back, so would only give 20 framed photos.

This is available in my shop for the ridiculously low price of £5.00.

Yorkshire Guides and Stuff (mostly churches)(only because it’s somewhere cheap to take the kids when it rains)

 

Scarborough. 36 pages 1955 illustrated story of Parish Church

Newby Hall 32 page well illustrated guide book. Undated but priced originally at 2/6

Borrowdale 24 page illustrated booklet by Shelagh Sutton published in 1961 by Borrowdale Woman’s Institute (with their clothes on I presume)

Kilburn 28 pages, undated about 1960, written by the vicar.

Whitby Abbey by Peter Hood 68 page well illustrated published in1927

Bridlington – 56 pages illustrated guide to Priory Church undated.

Shibden Hall – Halifax 24 page 1953 illustrated guide.

Whitby old parish Church 24 page illustrated guide revised 1950

Guide Book

P & P will be £1.00 to UK

£1.00

PUSH & PULL … The magazine of Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

 

30 issues from 1965 (Ninepence) to 1972 (at 10p) shows you what decimalisation did.

I tried for a varied sample of covers but surprisingly enough they all feature trains, there is one issue covering the filming of “The Railway Children”

I am looking for £5.00 for the lot. Less than the price of two copies in 1972. A bargain in anyone’s language.

The YORKSHIRE DALESMAN 1940

I did debate about showing all the covers as the illustration only changes once (apart from colour, for Americans that’s color ) but they do have an index of sorts on the cover.

 


JAN W Riley – Alfred J Brown – Ella Pontefract – The Brown Rat – Phyllis Kelway – R A Peppersall
FEB Wharfedale – W. Childe – Dennis Mallet – P R Saville – Stainmore – W Riley -Dale Houses – E Pomtefract – F Riley – P Kelway – Wensleydale – R B Fawcett
MAR Ella Pontefract – Gipsies – T Thirkill- Winifred Betham – Arncliffe – Col. John Birkbeck – Northern Dales –
APRIL D. Mallet – Cricket J K Crawford – Wharfe – E Pontefract – P Kelway – Nora Nicholson – Potholers N Thornber – Kilnsey Show Miller – Lidesfarne – Lineham
MAY Stanley Umpleby – Nidderdale – Ida K Spilsbury – The Moorhen – J R Ogden – Three Whernsides Walk – Cullingford – Castle Bolton School – G Nathan
JUNE P Kelway – Bowland – Wordsworth A J Brown- The Three Peaks –
JULY P Kelway – Dentdale Pontefract Hartley – Manpouri Ratcliffe –
AUG “P Kelway – J Walton – “”Grandma Dibb”” G B Wood – I K Spilsbury”
SEPT Dialect E Gaukroger- P Kelway – Cobbydale Nail Makers J Walton – Ingleborough Waterhouse-
OCT Knitters of Dent J Walton – M Miller – G Hutchinson – A W Dyson – Appletreewick
NOV Hawes Rope Maker J Walton- Sheep Salving – Jonas Bradley of Stanbury Hutchinson – Alfred J Brown – Langstrothdale
DEC D Morton – Potters of Burton – Pilgrimage of Grace – John Dower – Marrick Corpse Cart – Ella Pontefract – Malhamdale

Whilst checking index I found this disturbing announcement.

Dalesman508

 

DAlesman 1940 (each)

Please specify month

£10.00

Local History

As I have previously said, everything is local to someone, I could also add if it ain’t now it’s History.

 

Richard Bell – Sketchbook of the Natural History of the Country Round Wakefield – for a book (paperback) with “Sketchbook” in it’s title it seems a strange choice of cover design. £2.50

A 66 page undated guide well illustrated, but what a cracking cover. £2.50

OS 1″ Map of Huddersfield Sheet 102 Full 1920 Revision with later corrections. £1.00

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.

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

 

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