24. BRISTOL RIOTS. EAGLES, JOHN [ATTRIB].: The Bristol Riots, their Causes, Progress, and Consequences. By a Citizen. Bristol, Gutch & Martin, 1832. 8vo, pp [3], 403, [1, errata], lithographed frontispiece, bound in near contemporary half mottled calf, spine with raised bands and double red/black label, a little rubbed but quite sound and attractive,

FIRST EDITION; apparently the sole printing of this important contemporary account of the Bristol riots in which the town was trashed by the mob furious at attempts to vote down the Great Reform Bill. The attribution to John Eagles by no less that Kress is a little surprising for although he was a local author and clergyman very much on the spot, he is chiefly remembered, if at all, as a minor poet and author of magazine articles on art history, but no obvious political affiliations. His avowed attempt to sort truth out of the many contemporary accounts gives the work considerable credibility as a source for its subject. £75.00

25. HASTINGS. HOWARD, MARY.: A Handbook for Hastings, St Leonards, and The Most Remarkable Places in the Neighbourhood. By the Author of 'Brampton Rectory' and other works. Hastings, William Diplock, 1855. Small 8vo, pp xii, viii [corrigenda 1859], 326, lxxiv, [20, local adverts], with large scale multi-folding folding street plan of the town in 1855 [short tear where mounted but complete], folding engraved environs map, tined lithograph views, 3 etched plates by W H Brook, bound in original textured sea-green cloth, stamped in blind, a little rubbed, slight wear to joints, corner crease to title page and frontispiece with occasional marginal foxing to plates, else a good sound tight copy,

FIRST EDITION, second issue with the 1859 corrigenda section bound in. Originally issued by William Diplock in illustrated and unillustrated form from his from his Royal Marine Library, and intended to supersede Mary Howard's earlier Hastings Guide with a more detailed historical and literary approach, including a valuable natural history of the area. A large street plan of the fast developing town was drawn up for the work, usually damaged where present, this example well preserved and complete with just one corner tear; the illustrations are also a valuable addition to the work though they are not present in all copies, and exact subjects and numbers can vary. £75.00

26. PITT-RIVERS, GENERAL.: King John's House, Tollard Royal, Wilts. [London], Privately Printed, 1890. to, pp v, [1], 26, 25 photo-lithographed plates, maps and plans, a few folding, bound in original blue cloth, heavily decorated in gilt to upper board, minor fraying to spine ends, else fine bright copy,

FIRST EDITION, a splendid presentation, as usual at Pitt-Rivers' own expense, supplementing his great lifetime's work on Cranborne Chase with a detailed archaeological study of this historic mediaeval manor house and site which he inherited and proceeded to restore. £55.00

27. SUSSEX. R.H. NIBBS.: Antiquities of Sussex etched by R H Nibbs. [Brighton], circa 1890. Folio, 22 etched views on 21 plates, as listed on front board, the plates themselves erratically, all by R H Nibbs, showing Sussex views, mainly coastal, bound in original flush cloth backed printed boards which arce lightly soiled, old bookplate of Wigan Public Library with occasional light blindstamps to blank corners of plates, else clean and fresh internally,

FIRST EDITION. Nibbs sold his topographical artwork from his shop in Brighton during the late 19th Century, and compiled various published collections including this one which presents large format views with emphasis upon the coastal fishing industry including Bognor, Hove, Brighton, Rottingdean, Eastbourne, Hastings and Winchelsea, with a few inland locations at Wilmington, Fishbourne etc. All appear to record a slightly earlier period of Sussex history than the publication itself, perhaps from mid century. As such they provide a valuable historical record, including a view of a preventative-man's hut at Hastings, possibly a unique record of this site [? at Fairlight]. £95.00