Eclectic Acquisitions

The thing about being a second hand book dealer is you can only acquire what you find (at a price that allows a margin of profit to help pay the electric bill). Today’s batch demonstrates this, I did decide not to buy the “Folio’s” on offer as they were not perfect and the price was what I would sell them for.

Above Us the Waves – Warren & Benson – a much reprinted and republished title and I do have paperback copies (from the 60’s) but this, though jacketless, is a vg first edition hard back. £4.00

Half a Pound of Tuppenny Rice – Life in a Yorkshir Village Shop – Wheeler – About Huddersfield way, it does mention Deighton £4.00

The Worlds Best SF Short Stories No.1 – ed. Wollheim Fine UK first Hardback in fine dj – £7.50.

Mi Barber – On Stony Ground. A Romantic Novel Set in Summer Wine Country in the early 1800’s £3.00

Victorian and Edwardian Yorkshire from old Photographs £3.00

..and some Dalesman books.

 

Movie Makers & Picture Palaces (in Yorkshire)

Bradford Libraries first edition, 1996. An interesting and definitive history of the film industry in West 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

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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

“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”.

 

 

100 YORKSHIRE Sketches

 

Published by the Yorkshire Conservative Newspaper in the 50’s these 5″ X 5″ books are a perfect gift for any “Yorkshire” folk, or even for those not so lucky.

£2.50 each

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.

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DAlesman 1940 (each)

Please specify month. P&P free in UK

£5.00

A Freedom Dearly Bought – Ernest Ackroyd

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Ernest Ackroyd was a survivor of the notorious “Railway of Death” and enforced slave labour in Japan. The 122 (West Riding) Field Regiment Royal Artillery TA was formed in 1939 and ceased to exist in 1942 with the fall of Singapore.

13 members of the regiment were “Killed in Action”, more than 200 more of the young Bradford men died in captivity.

This is Ernest’s account of their ordeal. A near fine signed copy £10.00

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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

 

“Reet Champion” Health care in the Heavy Woollen District

Printed by Dewsbury Health Care Trust to mark the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the NHS in 1948. A 42 page well illustrated booklet.

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Reet Champion – The Development of Health Care in the Heavy Woollen District

Post and Package to all UK addresses included in this price

£7.50

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