HALIFAX – BRIGHOUSE – SHIBDEN HALL (home of “Gentleman Jack”) – HEPTONSTALL

Lilliput

Lilliput February 1948

Includes a set of four photographs entitled “Hail, Hell and Halifax” by Bill Brandt and J P W Mallalieu. Brant was a German photographer and Mallalieu Labour MP for Huddersfield so I presume Brant took the photographs and Mallalieu provided the text. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£3.50

A Hundred Years of the Halifax

A Hundred Years of the Halifax by G A Hobson

Batsford 1953 1st edition dj chipped Book vg+ No stamps, labels or inscriptions. 190 pages index and illustrations. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.00

Old Halifax

The Story of Old Halifax by T W Hanson

This book has been reprinted many times but this is a first edition published by F King & Sons Halifax in 1920. On quality paper with illustrations. 286 pages with an index with maps on endpapers (though front map does have a private bookplate (George Horsefall Frodsham, Bishop who for some reason felt the need to sign his name on the title page) the red cloth is faded but otherwise a tight clean copy. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£25.00

SHIBDEN HALL – Halifax

A strange on one this, a 12X9 folder produces (undated) by Calderdale Museums Service. Entrance to the Hall was Adults 15P and Children 8P so after 1971 but I suspect not long after, the telephone number was 52246.

This consists of a folder with loose pages (A4) 32 pages in all printed on glossy paper, there is no index so I can’t tell if any pages are missing. The cover is a bit dusty but the inserts are as new, well illustrated.

The piece on Ann Lister fails to mention her sexuality.

Shibden Hall – Halifax – Folder

A strange on one this, a 12X9 folder produces (undated) by Calderdale Museums Service. Entrance to the Hall was Adults 15P and Children 8P so after 1971 but I suspect not long after, the telephone number was 52246. To any UK address

£10.00

Thoresby Society

Thoresby Society Miscellanea 1923 Vol XXVIII Part 1

A Dialect in Architecture – Some Buildings of the Seventeenth Century in the Parish of Halifax (64 pages well illustrated) Extracts from the Leeds Mercury 1742 – 1760 (31 pages) The book is in much better condition than you would expect for a 98 year old publication, no inscriptions no foxing or decolourization of the pages, covers and binding intact. Through the post to addresses within the UK

£20.00

Buildings of Brighouse – David Norcliffe

60 pages published by Brighouse Civic Trust 1978 85 buildings described many with illustrations. Through post or delivered in UK £3.50

£5.00

Heptonstall History Trail

Compiled for Calder Civic Trust by Philip Round. First published in 1972 this is the 1973 fourth (revised) edition. Back cover a bit on the scruffy side, otherwise vg. Through post to Heptonstall (or to any other less lofty, UK location)

£4.00

BRIGHOUSE Portrait of a Town by R Mitchell

Illustrated by Albert T Pile Published by Brighouse Corporation 1953 214 pages and a 18 page index. This is a near fine copy but with no dust jacket. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£15.00

YORKSHIRE

Yorkshire’s Ruined Abbeys by B. Wade
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Yorkshire’s Ruined Abbeys by B. Wade

Just to prove that the obsession with broken churches is not new, this publication was written about 1938. Approx. 7″ X 5″ 168 pages by Burrow & Co. London. 81 illustrations from photographs and drawings, 11 plans and 24 Coats of Arms. Of a size that fits in the pocket whilst rambling round Yorkshire. This copy has no stamps or inscriptions, only fault is a bit of foxing on Half Title. A very nice book.

£5.00

Horne’s Guide to Whitby

Horne’s Guide to Whitby and District 1974

Published by Horne and son “Whitby Gazette” 1974 vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.50

Yorkshire Archaeological Journal 1898 Vol XIV

Yorkshire Archaeological Journal 1898 VOL XIV

Green cloth with Gilt lettering and decorations, Blind Blocked front and back 554 pages with 9 illustrations places featured Pocklington, Pontefract, Hull, Cavalry, Wragby, Richmond, York, Burnsall. 64 pages the Domesday Book for Yorkshire and much much more. This is a very tidy clean book that weighs nearly 1kg

£25.00

About Yorkshire T & K Macquoid 1883

About Yorkshire by Thomas and Katherine MacQuoid – Published 1883

358 pages with an index with 67 illustrations. The contents are bright and not foxed, the spine is in good order but the front board is water stained (the only defect on this hansom book). This book weighs just under 1kg. so postage is pricey. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£15.00

Flamborough : Village and Headland

Flamborough – Village and Headland edited by Robert Fisher.

Decorative Cloth. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 1st Edition 1894. Various Writers and Edited by Robert Fisher. A well illustrated edition with chapters including Geology, dialect, Birds, the church, botany, folk lore etc. Published in the original blue cloth covers. Quite a nice and rare example. Must be described as a Hansom book. There is a neat dedication on ffep otherwise no stamps or marks.

£55.00

The History and Antiquities of Knottingley in the Parish of Pontefract

The History and Antiquities of Knottingley in the Parish of Pontefract. With Historical Notices of the Neighbouring Villages of Birkin, Brotherton, Fryston & Ferrybridge. By FORREST, C. originally published by H. Williams & Knottingley: W.S. Hepworth, 1871 this reprint was published in 1992. This copy is fine with no stamps and inscriptions. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£10.00

The Story of the East Riding of Yorkshire by H. B. Browne

Published by A Brown & Sons, Hull in 1912 with one hundred and seventy illustrations , 352 pages, map on rear endpapers, blue cloth illustrated. A very clean tight copy no stamps or inscriptions. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£12.50

Movie Makers and Picture Palaces – GJ Mellor

An interesting and definitive history of the film industry in Yorkshire, regarded as ‘The Cradle of the Industry’ by many in the profession. Includes history of film making and film making pioneers, film equipment used, important films made, and the development of cinema in the region. Soft covers, p.324, illustrated with b&w photographs. Very good condition. Posted to any UK location

£12.00

On the Trail of the Luddites by Lesley Kipling & Nick Hall Illustrations by Eric Richardson

56 page illustrated booklet published by the Pennine Heritage Network in 1982 Through the post to any UK destination £7.50

£7.50

Tramways in West Yorkshire

Tramways in West Yorkshire by H Brearley – Locomotion Papers No. Thirteen

44 page illustrated booklet. Price through the post in UK

£7.00

The Beautiful and Historic Villages of Yorkshire (1907)

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

. 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

Villages of Yorkshire

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

£10.00

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

York a Survey 1959

Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 1959 Local Executive Committee on the occasion of the meeting of the British Association in York 1959 first edition hardback, 198 pages; Very Good, clean and sound copy, burgundy boards have gilt titling and crest, no dj; Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

Literary Visitors to Yorkshire by Alan Hindle

128 pages soft cover. Published by Hesketh 1980 well illustrated, index. vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

Folk Tales from the North York Moors – Peter N Walker

Robert Hale – Soft Cover – 1990 176 pages vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.00

Ghosts & Legends of Yorkshire – Andy Roberts

Jarrod 1992. 128 pages, illustrated vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

The Great Skipton Show by Roger Mason

Readers Union 1980 a fine book in a near fine dj. 190 pages, illustrated. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£7.50

Nowt so Queer as Folk – Derrick Boothroyd

A book of reminiscence about Yorkshire and Yorkshiremen published 1976 Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.50

DEWSBURY & THORNHILL

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The Archive Photographs Series DEWSBURY – Norman Ellis

A fine copy 1996 – 128 pages mostly photographs but a decent amount of text. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£7.50

Trams Around Dewsbury & Wakefield

Trams Around Dewsbury & Wakefield – Norman Ellis

Published 2004. 144 pages. More than just a collection of interesting photos (though it is that) well written text. fine copy. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£7.50

MP For Dewsbury – by Christopher J James
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M P for Dewsbury – Christopher J James

Published by the author 1970. This is fine book in a near fine dj. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£17.50

Dewsbury as it Was and Spen Valley a landscape of hamlets, written by Christopher Scargill and Richard Lee (I worked with Richard at Metro in the early eighties before it was sold off for a bargain price). 

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Dewsbury As It Was by Christopher Scargill and Richard Lee

The pages are not numbered but there are 66 illustrations. Given how big Dewsbury is this should be the more common book but isn’t. published 1985. The Price below includes UK P&P

£9.00

96 (Dewsbury) Squadron Air Training Corps 25 Years 1941 – 1966

52 page booklet telling the history of 96 ATC well illustrated. By post to UK addresses £6.00

£6.00

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

The Father of the Brontë’s – His Life and Works at Dewsbury and Hartshead by W W Yates

The book is as good as new but for a few passages highlighted by a previous owner. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

The Festival of Britain.

The Festival Pleasure Gardens
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Guide to the Festival Pleasure Gardens Battersea Park

Undated but there is a Programme for June 1952 inserted. 36 pages approx. 10″ X 8″ vg but staples just showing signs of rust. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

These 92 page hardback guides were published in 1951 for the Festival of Britain. I do have all 13 in stock at the more than reasonable price of £3.00 each. These are well illustrated and an interesting read. I have only photographed four of the guides as that gives a fair idea of what they look like  I have obviously included the most important one.

About Britain

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

£5.00

DERBYSHIRE

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Pictures in Colour of Derbyshire and the Peak Country

Undated but I think it was printed in 1905. Published by Jarrold & Sons. 50 charmingly colourful pictures, each is printed on only one side of the page with accompanying text. A slight stain on the front cover, otherwise a very good book. The price below includes P&P for all UK destinations

£12.50

Roman Derbyshire by Tom Garlick

A Dalesman Mini-Book The price includes UK postage, obviously if I can ever open again it would be cheaper in my shop.

£5.00

Blacks Guide to Derbyshire 1872

Adam and Charles Black 1872. 290 pages, green cloth with gilt lettering. A very neat and tight copy vg+. ffep missing but still a very good copy. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£10.00

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Odd Corners in Derbyshire – William T Palmer

Skeffington and Son 1948 vg book and dj Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£4.50

DALESMAN MAGAZINE

The Dalesman was first published in March of 1939 as “The Yorkshire Dalesman”. From March 1939 to November 2020 At the moment I have every issue in stock along with other “Dalesman” publications I have a total of 1206 items in stock offered for sale.

The Dalesman is still going strong and is the UK’s best selling regional magazine, I would obviously claim it is the best regional magazine as it is about the best County in England or indeed the world.

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They make excellent Birthday or anniversary presents, much better than a Birthday card for Yorkshire Lads and Lasses.

The Index for Number one includes; 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.

I do have an ambition to list all the idiocies in a searchable data-base, but as I say, that is an ambition.

I do have a copy of number one with half the front page missing (cover) I am willing to sell that for £5 with a photocopy of the missing piece.

Dalesman Number one April 1939

Not one of the recent reprints

£10.00

Dalesman Magazine – Back Issues

Please specify the year and month. Any but number 1. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

I now have 1,206 “Dalesman publications” catalogued (large numbers of “Cumbria” yet to do) please contact me if you are looking for anything in particular.

If you are interested in any of the above titles and want more information please let me know and I can either answer your questions, send a PayPal invoice or make any other arrangement. Note that the price shown above does not include shipping.

It was in sequence but then I found Ice Age

Roberttown

Roberttown Parish Magazine 1933

Roberttown Parish Magazine 1933

All 1933 issues bound into one volume. Not a lot about Roberttown, other than adverts, but a few snippets that cast an eye on Village life. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£12.50

Roberttown

A 20 page, sort of Town Guide produced by North Kirklees Youth Action in 1983. Through the post in UK £2.50

£2.50

Roberttown Parish Magazine Jan 1938 062

Not a great deal about Roberttown mostly Wakefield Diocesan News but I like them for the local adverts as they capture the flavour of the time. You can but your coal (weekly Payments taken) get a permanent Wave, order your coffin, help a Waif or Stray or even get a High Pressure Greasing.

All Saints Robert Town Parish Magazine January 1938

Not a lot about Roberttown but lots of averts. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£3.00

All Saints Robert Town Parish Magazine June 1938

Not a lot about Roberttown but lots of averts. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£3.00

All Saints Robert Town Parish Magazine August 1938

Not a lot about Roberttown but lots of averts. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£3.00

Bronte Stuff

Thornton and the Brontës by William Scruton
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Thornton and the Brontë’s by William Scruton

Pictorial Cloth gilt lettering published John Dale 1898 no stamps or inscriptions, end papers foxed but book and covers almost fine, 146 p., illus. T.e.g. A history of the Bronte family when they lived at Thornton, in Yorkshire for five years before moving on to Haworth. Rev. Bronte was minister of the Old Bell Chapel at Thornton and was the birthplace of all Mr. Bronte’s children who lived to become famous. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£50.00

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The Brontë’s by William Scruton

( Formerly Thornton and the Brontë’s.) Published by The Arthur Dobson Publishing Co, Bradford, 1968 Paperback 146 pages vg+ Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.00

The Brontë’s in Ireland or Facts Greater than Fiction by Dr. William Wright


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The Brontë’s in Ireland or Facts Greater than Fiction by Dr. William Wright

Published by Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1893. 1st edition. 308 pages. Frontispiece illustrated with b/w plate of Patrick Bronte’s birthplace, with tissue facing. Additional 17 plates in text. Pages clean, good condtion. Green endpapers lightly worn at spine. Green cloth faded at spine and edges. Embossed gilt title on upper cover. This copy was owned by the Spen Valley Historian Frank Peel. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£45.00

The Brontë’s in the Spen Valley – Mabel Ferrett
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The Brontes in the Spen Valley – Mabel Ferret

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

£6.50

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Brief Life of the Brontë’s – Royston Millmore

Brown cloth with gilt lettering and illustration. 60 pages. Published by W R Millmore, Howarth Road, Bradford in 1947 1st edition no stamps or inscriptions, very clean copy, illustrated. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£6.00

Haworth and Brontë’s A Visitor’s Guide – By WR Mitchell

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

£6.00

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The Father of the Brontë’s – His Life and Works at Dewsbury and Hartshead by W W Yates

The book is as good as new but for a few passages highlighted by a previous owner. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

“More Precious Than Rubies” Mary Taylor: friend of Charlotte Bronte, a strong minded woman by Joan Bellamy

As new but for a few marks in text by previous owner. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

Bronte Society Transactions Part 95  #5 of Vol 18 1985 £1.00

The Life of the Brontes by Richard Crookshank

12 page pamphlet, undated. £1.00 in the shop, £2.50 by post (in UK)

£2.50

Local History – Local to somebody – (not Spen Valley)

A History of Blaydon
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A History of Blaydon – Winlaton and District Local History Society

Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. 182pp with b/w and colour photos and illustrations with folding maps – red vinyl 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.

£25.00

English Methodism in Aberystwyth by Mary Brown

English Methodism in Aberystwyth by Mary Brown

Published by Printed by the Cambrian News Ltd., Aberystwyth, 1969. 96 pages green cloth gilt lettering fine condition. 1st edition. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£5.00

Published in 1988 by Yorkshire Art Circus “It takes generations to develop a sense of place but less time to destroy a community” over 100 people talk about their homes and houses describing the affect the Strike and it’s aftermath.

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Communities Under the Hammer – Privy to Privatisation – People’s History of Yorkshire

Published in 1988 by Yorkshire Art Circus “It takes generations to develop a sense of place but less time to destroy a community” over 100 people talk about their homes and houses describing the affect the Strike and it’s aftermath. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me.

£7.50

In true Einsteinian logic, all things are relative, thus allowing a book shop in the heart of the West Riding to classify a book about an obscure church in Egypt as Local History.

INGS with HUGILL A Westmorland Village.

INGS with HUGILL A Westmorland Village. Published in 1993 in aid of the St. Anne’s Church Restoration Fund the title page does not credit any author but I have seen it credited to Elizabeth and Spencer Crookenden. A 74 page soft covered book well illustrated £5.00 Posted to any UK address

£10.00

LONDON – A sketch Book in Pen and Pencil

LONDON – A sketch Book in Pen and Pencil with descriptions of the Chief Places of interest to Visitors. I cant find a date on this 24 page booklet other than 1951 inscribed by a previous owner on the front page, that feels about right. Published by the RA Publishing Co. Ltd. London. Posted to London (or any other UK address.

£5.00

Monks and Shepherds in the Yorkshire Dales by Dr. Arthur Raistrick

Monks & Shepherds in the Yorkshire Dales (nearly local to me) by Arthur Raistrick. A 22 page booklet published by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Committee in1976 reprinted (as this is) in 1980 Posted to any address in Yorkshire (or to other less blessed parts of the UK)

£4.00

Short Note on the History of St. Sargius Church, The Oldest Church in Egypt where the Holy Family lived during the flight to Egypt. The title is nearly as long as the 8 pages of this booklet. £ 2.50

The COTSWOLD COUNTRY Brief Guide & Gazetteer – Third Enlarged Edition 40 pages 30 Pictures and 4 Maps – £2.50

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HMSO and National Trust Guides and other publications

Castles – An Introduction to the castles of England and wales – HMSO

1954 with 28 plans and 12 photographs dj vg book 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

Rievaulx Terrace – Carlisle Minature Rooms – Erddig
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3 National Trust Guides – The price is for all three

Erddig vg+ 1978 The Carlisle Collection of Miniature Rooms vg+ 1981 The Rievaulx Terrace vg+ 1979 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.

£4.50

Rievaulx Abbey Yorkshire – Official Guide

1938 with fold out plan. Posted to UK Address

£4.00

HMSO Beaumaris Castle

Through the post £4.00

£4.00

HMSO Dirleton Castle

Through the post to UK address

£4.00

Stock

AutherTitlePublisherPriceConditionDateEdition
Phillips AlanBeaumaris CastleHMSO£2.50vg19611st
Richardson J SDirleton CastleHMSO£2.50vg+19737th
Maxwell HerbertHolyroodhouseHMSO£2.50vg1923
Peers CharlesRievaulx AbbeyHMSO£2.50vg+1938
Childe GordonSkara BraeHMSO£2.50vg+197711th
Richardson J SStirling CastleHMSO£2.50vg+19783rd

HMSO Skara Brae

Through the post to UK address

£4.00

HMSO Stirling Castle

Through the post to any UK location

£4.00

HMSO Holyroodhouse 1923

Through the post to UK address

£4.00

Montacute House – The National Trust – Mark Girouard ?

32 pages illustrated photographs and plans, undated but a mention of 1961 additions. In fine condition. Don’t buy you guides from the National Trust, they don’t need your money, I do, and I’m cheaper. Posted to your UK home

£2.50

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