115. AFRICAN FOLKLORE. TORREND, J.: Specimens of Bantu Folk-Lore from Northern Rhodesia. Texts [collected with the help of a phonograph] and English Translations. London, Kegan Paul, 1921. 8vo, pp [4], 187, musical examples in text, original cloth, a very good copy, FIRST EDITION; Seminal study of Bantu folklore through its folk song, collected by newly-fashionable means of the portably phonograph. £25.00

116. ESSEX CHARITIES.: The Charities in the County of Essex, selected from the voluminous reports of the commissioners. London, James Newman, 1839. Folio, various paginations, tables at the end, bound in contemporary half roan, a bit rubbed and worn but sound, FIRST EDITION; a privately issued vast compilation from the reports covering a single county, presumably prepared upon request and never published. This copy with bookplates of Ruggles Brice and Thomas Whitemore, with a letter of 1894 sending the volume to Whitemore, at Orcett Hall where it might be of use for 'an inquiry upon the subject.' £85.00

117. KENT. PHILIPOTT, JOHN.: The Visitation of The County of Kent, taken in the year 1619 by John Philipott, Rouge Dragon. London, John Edward Taylor, 1863. 4to, pp 136, [1, manuscript index], wood-engraved coats of arms in text, folding pedigrees, bound in contemporary half red morocco, spine gilt ruled with raised bands, original upper printed wrapper bound in, a fine copy, FIRST EDITION, printed from a manuscript in the hand of Edward Dering in the Surrendon library, and edited by J J Howard, reprinted from Archaeologia Cantiana Vol IV. 'a few copies only published separately'. With bookplate of the unfortunate Irish genealogist Sir Arthur E Vicars £45.00

118. LONDON.: A Report from the Committee to whom the Petition of the Church Wardens, Overseers of the Poor and great numbers of the Inhabitants of the several parishes of St Giles in the Fields...St Andrew Holbourn...in the County of Middlesex. [London], 1737 [but later]. Large folio, pp 63, [1], uncut disbound, college stamp on title else fine. This would appear to be an 18th Century reprint of the original 1737 report, issued as part of a collection, but with separate title page and pagination. £25.00

119. MEDITERRANEAN TRAVEL.: Guide Officiel des Voyageurs Special pour les Chemins de Fee de Paris a Lyon et a la Mediterranee services entre Lyon, La Suisse, et l'Italie. Services des Bateaux sur les lacs d'Annency et de Geneve. Paris, Libraire Chaix, 3 June, 1914. Small square 8vo, pp [2], [154, adverts divided between back and front], 228 [D], illustrated adverts, 20th Century neat cloth with leather label, original wrappers, including spine, bound in, in very good state throughout.

This rather remarkable survival records timetable details of journeys from Paris, Sainte Lazare and Geneva to the South of France on the eve of the First World War. The timetable is dated 3rd June, just three weeks before the famous assassination and declaration of war a month later at the end of August. This timetable was scheduled to apply to the whole of the summer of that year. £45.00

120. MIDDLESEX. CASS, F.C.: East Barnet. Westminster, J.B. Nichols and sons, 1885-92.. 2 parts in one volume, 4to, pp 280, plates, wood-engravings in text, pedigrees, some folding, uncut in modern neat cloth with original upper wrappers bound in, the second wrapper chipped, else fine, FIRST EDITION; a detailed historical study of London's North Western borderland by the rector of Monken Hadley. £50.00

121. MIDDLESEX. CASS, F.C.: Monken Hadley. Westminster, J.B. Nichols and sons, 1880. 4to, pp 220, wood-engravings in text, pedigrees, some folding, uncut in modern neat cloth with original upper wrapper bound in, FIRST EDITION; a detailed historical study of this London borderland parish written by its rector. £40.00

122. RAWLINSON, RICHARD.: The English Topographer: or, an Historical Account, [as far as can be collected from Printed Books and Manuscripts] of all The Pieces that have been written relating to the Antiquities, Natural History, or Topographical Description of...England. London, T Jauncy, 1720. 8vo, pp [8],xliv,275,[13], with several engraved seals in the text, bound in contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt with raised bands and red label, a little rubbed and chipped to head of spine, upper joint cracked but holding, internally sound and clean,

FIRST EDITION, a very scarce forerunner of Gough, and a curiosity of early 18th Century bibliographical study, suggesting the growing interest in topographical research. £120.00

123. SUFFOLK.: A Concise Description of Bury Saint Edmund's and its Environs within the distance of ten miles. London, Longman, 1827. 8vo, pp iv, [6, subscribers], 367, [5], 24 wood engraved and 3 steel engraved plates, title page in red and black, uncut in original boards, spine worn, chipped and cracked, upper joint weak, light foxing as usual internally, but a sound copy in original state,

FIRST EDITION, a useful compilation of information parish by parish. printed locally, and well illustrated with wood-engravings of the churches. £75.00

124. SUSSEX. LOWER, MARK ANTONY.: The Chronicle of Bettel Abbey from 1066 to 1176. Now first translated, with notes and an abstract of the subsequent history of the establishment. London, John Rusell Smith, 1851. 8vo, pp xii, 227, 2 colour lithographed facsimile of the original manuscript, bound in contemporary polished calf, neatly rebacked with raised bands and maroon label, edges of boards a bit worn, East Sussex County library label and removals to endpapers, stamp on title verso, else a clean sound working copy, FIRST EDITION; a useful source on the early history of the Abbey, a later Mediaeval fabrication by the monks and quite neglected until Lower's text which aimed to translate a very bad text printed in 1846. £35.00

125. WILTSHIRE. ELYARD, S JOHN.: Some old Wiltshire homes : with short notices on their architecture, history, and associations London : C. J. Clark 1894 Folio, pp xi, [1], [50], 25 plates from drawings by John Elyard, original bevel edges cloth, gilt, a very good copy, FIRST EDITION. no 80 of 250 copies. £35.00