PART III - Essex

653 ARCHAEOLOGY. Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society. Vol.XXV Parts I & II. Centenary Volume. Colchester Castle Museum, 1955/8 2vols., pp.300; various illustrations in line & half-tone; a good set in original printed wrappers. Includes: Toynbee on Roman Art at Colchester; Saxon Burials at Raynham; The Bourchier Shield in Halstead Church; Steer on the Statutes of Saffron Walden Almshouses; Rebuilding of Coggeshall Church; Books connected with the Vere Family & Barking Abbey; &c.  £15

654 BEAUMONT. CRISP, Frederick Arthur [Editor] The Parish Registers of Beaumont Essex. Printed at the Private Press of Frederick Arthur Crisp, 1899. FIRST EDITION, no.27 of 50 copies printed; signed by Crisp; folio, pp.(8)68; a fine production on hand-made paper; well preserved in original vellum-backed boards, lettered in gold.  £120

655 BENHAM, Hervey. The Smugglers' Century. The story of smuggling on the Essex coast, 1730 - 1830. Essex Record Office, Chelmsford, 1986 FIRST EDITION, pp.(8)212; illustrations in line & half-tone; very good in dust-wrapper. ERO 94.  £18

656 BROWN, A.F.J. Essex History from Essex Sources. 1550 - 1900. [In two volumes] Essex Record Office, 1952 FIRST EDITION, 2vols., pp.viii,210; viii,219; neat oval stamps of Birch School, Essex, but well preserved in chipped dust-wrappers. ERO 17 & 18.  £15

657 BROWN, A.F.J. Essex People 1750-1900 from their diaries, memoirs and letters. Essex County Council, 1972. FIRST EDITION, pp.viii,215; 8pp. half-tone plates; endpaper sketch-maps; a very good copy in the dust-wrapper. ERO 59.  £15

658 BUCKLER, George. Twenty-two of The Churches of Essex Architecturally described and illustrated. Bell and Daldy, 1856 FIRST EDITION, pp.(8)254; plans, views & details in line throughout; light spotting of first & final leaves, otherwise a well preserved copy of this handsome productiom, printed by Charles Whittingham; modern maroon buckram, morocco label.  £35

659 BUTLER, Nicholas. The Story of Wivenhoe. Quentin Press, Wivenhoe. 1989 FIRST EDITION, pp.xiv,401; frontis & 304 monochrome illustrations; very good in dust-wrapper.  £20

660 BYSSHE, Sir Edward. A Visitation of the County of Essex. Begun AD 1664, finished AD 1668. Edited by J.J. Howard. Mitchell and Hughes, 1888 FIRST EDITION, no.38, signed 'J.J. Howard', of 'a few numbered and signed copies for private circulation'; pp.viii.119; two plates of arms; a very good copy in original russet cloth, gilt.  £85

661 CAUNT, George. Essex in Parliament. Essex Archaeological and Historical Congress Essex Record Office, Chelmsford, 1969 FIRST EDITION, pp.147; well preserved in original blue cloth. Typed letter, signed, from the author, laid in.  £10

662 CHARNOCK, Richard Stephen. A Glossary of the Essex Dialect. Trubner & Co., 1880 FIRST EDITION, 12mo., pp.xii,64 + advert. leaf; very good in original brown cloth.  £25

663 COGGESHALL. BEAUMONT, Geo. Fred. A History of Coggeshall, in Essex. With an account of its Church, Abbey, Manors, Ancient House, &c. Edwin Potter, Coggeshall, 1890. FIRST EDITION, pp.xiv(2)272; folding map and various illustrations, arms & portraits in line and half-tone; a good copy in original pictorial red cloth; backstrip faded with slight wear at head but a sound copy of an uncommon work.  £55

664 COLCHESTER. BENHAM, Charles E. Colchester Worthies. A Biographical Index of Colchester. T. Forster, Colchester... [1892] FIRST EDITION, pp.70 + [18]pp. Benham's catalogue; folding frontispiece; well preserved in original tan cloth, lettered in gold.  £25

665 COLCHESTER. BENHAM, W. Gurney. Ancient Legends connected with the Arms of Colchester. Essex County Standard, Colchester, 1901 FIRST EDITION, pp.19; illustrations in text; well preserved in modern leather-backed marbled boards, printed wrappers bound in.  £18

666 COLCHESTER. COOPER, G.H.C. Colchester Town Hall. A brief history. With illustrations by E.M. Clarke. The Marchants Press, 1988. FIRST EDITION limited to 50 numbered copies; 4to., pp.(8)33 + colophon; four tipped-in woodcut plates, decorative initials & endpaper decoration (printed in blue) by Eileen Clarke; cloth-backed decorated boards & slipcase. A beautiful production, printed by the author in Verona & Michelangelo types on handmade paper. An account of the Old Town Hall (built 1843) the competition for a new design and its execution at the end of the 19thC.  £55

667 COLCHESTER. PARKER, Louis N. Souvenir and Book of Words of the Colchester Pageant June 21-26 1909. Jarrold and Sons, 1909 FIRST EDITION, sm.4to., pp.xxviii,68 + adverts.; illustrations in colour, half-tone & line throughout; some ink annotation recording names of actors, a little creased but generally well preserved in later calf-backed marbled boards with original pictorial wrappers bound in & original ticket & 8pp. prospectus in pocket at end.  £25

668 COLCHESTER. PENFOLD, John B. The History of The Essex County Hospital, Colchester, 1820 - 1948. John B. Penfold, 1984 FIRST EDITION limited to 750 numbered copies, signed by the author, pp.x,279; 57 illustrations; very good in dust-wrapper.  £15

669 COLCHESTER. PHILLIPS, Andrew. Steam and the Road to Glory. The Paxman Story. Hervey Benham Charitable Trust, 2002 FIRST EDITION, pp.(2)iv,543; illustrations iin line & half-tone throughout; very good in laminated pictorial card covers; signed by the author on title. The history of Colchester engineering firm started by James & William Paxman, augmented by accounts of the early Victorian electricity industry; diamond & gold mining in the British Empire and the rise of the Mormon 'kingdom' in Utah.  £25

670 COLLINS, John. DODDS, James. River Colne Shipbuilders. A Portrait of Shipbuilding 1786-1988. With a foreword by Richard Woodman. Jardine Press, 2009. FIRST EDITION, folio, pp.(8)314; high quality illustrations throughout in colour & monochrome including characteristic linocuts by James Dodds and several maps, plans & facsimiles; new in laminated card covers. A wonderful account of this relatively unknown ship-building estuary which draws on a rich archive of material.  £28

671 COLLINS, John. DODDS, James. River Colne Shipbuilders. A Portrait of Shipbuilding 1786-1988. With a foreword by Richard Woodman. Jardine Press, 2009. FIRST EDITION DELUXE, limited to 250 copies, signed by the authors; folio, pp.(8)314; high quality illustrations throughout in colour & monochrome including characteristic linocuts by James Dodds and several maps, plans & facsimiles; new in full buckram, gilt, & slip-case of the deluxe edition which also includes a CDRom of 'Ships built on the River Colne' in pocket at end. A wonderful account of this relatively unknown ship-building estuary which draws on a rich archive of material.  £75

672 COX, Thomas. Essex. [from: Magna Britannia et Hibernia... or, A New Survey of Great Britain... John Morphew, 1724] Sm.4to., pp.(649-)751; engraved distances table & folding engraved county map by Robert Morden (175 x 205mm); first & final leaves browned. otherwise a good uncut copy in blue buckram, morocco label; early manuscript list of Hundreds in margin or map; ex libris Harry E. Wilton.  £75

673 CROMWELL, Thomas Kitson.] Excursions in the County of Essex... In two volumes. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown... 1818/19. FIRST EDITION, 2vol., 12mo., pp.iv(2)224; (4)197; folding maps of Colchester & Essex, extra-engraved titles & 96 engraved plates; a very nice set in19thC half calf, gilt, double morocco labels, marbled sides & edges; bookseller's ticket of H.H. King, Bristol; ownership signatures of Edward Clodd.  £110

674 DOMESDAY BOOK. Essex. RUMBLE, Alexander. [Editor] Domesday Book. A Survey of the Counties of England Compiled by direction of King William I Winchester 1086. 32 Essex. Phillimore, 1983. 2vols., a very good set of this excellent edition with original text & translation on facing pages; original limp cloth, backstrip uniformly faded.  £10

675 EMMISON, F.G. Catalogue of Essex Parish Records 1240-1894 with Supplement on Nonconformist, Charities, Societies and School Records 1341-1903. Second (revised) Edition. Essex Record Office., Chelmsford, 1966 Pp.(8),269; very good in original blue cloth. ERO 7.  £8

676 EMMISON, F.G. Elizabethan Life: Wills of Essex Gentry & Yeomen Essex Record Office, Chelmsford, 1980 FIRST EDITION, pp.x,185; very good in dust-wrapper. The fifth & final volume of Dr Emmison's Elizabethan Life series. ERO Publication No.75.  £25

677 EMMISON, F.G. Elizabethan Life: Wills of Essex Gentry & Merchants. Proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Essex Record Office, Chelmsford, 1978 FIRST EDITION, pp.x,361; folding map at end; very good in dust-wrapper. The fourth volume of Dr Emmison's Elizabethan Life series. ERO Publication No.71.  £25

678 EMMISON, F.G. Elizabethan Life: Disorder. Mainly from Essex Sessions and Assize Records. Essex Record Office, Chelmsford, 1970 FIRST EDITION, pp.xvi,354; 26 plates; very good in dust-wrapper. The first volume of Dr Emmison's Elizabethan Life series. ERO Publication No.56.  £10

679 EMMISON, F.G. Elizabethan Life: Morals & The Church Courts. Mainly from Essex Archidiaconal Records. Essex Record Office, Chelmsford, 1973 FIRST EDITION, pp.xvi,348; folding map & 15 illustrations & facsimiles; very good in dust-wrapper. The second volume of Dr Emmison's Elizabethan Life series. ERO Publication No.63.  £10

680 EMMISON, F.G. Elizabethan Life: Home, Work & Land. From Essex Wills and Sessions and Manorial Records. Essex Record Office, Chelmsford, 1976 FIRST EDITION, pp.x,364; a good copy in slightly soiled dust-wrapper. The third volume of Dr Emmison's Elizabethan Life series. ERO Publication No.69.  £10

681 EMMISON, F.G. [Editor] Essex Wills (England) Vol.1 1558 -1565. Archdeaconry of Essex, Archdeaconry of Colchester. Archdeaconry of Middlesex (Essex Division). National Genealogical Society, Washington, D.C., 1982 FIRST EDITION, pp.xxviii,369; map & facsimile plate; original maroon cloth, gilt.  £25

682 BARNES, Alison. Essex Eccentrics. The Boydell Press, Ipswich, 1975 FIRST EDITION, pp.(8)88; a good copy in lightly rubbed pictorial wrappers.  £4

683 ALLEN, D.H. Essex Quarter Sessions Order Book 1652-1661 Essex Record Office, Chelmsford, 1974 FIRST EDITION, pp.xliv,236; four half-tone plates; very good in dust-wrapper. Essex Edited Texts, vol.I; ERO 65.  £12

684 EMMISON, F.G. [Editor] Essex Wills. The Archdeaconry Courts 1577-1584. Essex Record Office, 1987 FIRST EDITION, pp.xxiv,272; facsimile frontis.; very good in laminated card covers.  £15

685 ADDISON, William. Essex Worthies. A biographical companion to the County. Phillimore, 1973 FIRST EDITION, pp.(8)212; colour frontis. & 6 half-tone portraits; very good in dust-wrapper.  £6

686 MISTLEY. BROOKS, C. Attfield. A History of the Mistley Book Club (Originally The Mistley Clerical Book Club) adapted from a paper read to the Club by C. Attfield Brooks on 25th January, 1978. [Mistley Book Club, 1980] FIRST EDITION, sm.folio, pp.(6) + 18 leaves printed on rectos only; typescript facsimile with one facsimile illustration; very good in original rexine, lettered in gold.  £25

687 WHITE, William. History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County of Essex... Printed for the Author by Robert Leader, Sheffield, 1848. FIRST EDITION, pp.725(7)adverts; occasional light soiling or browning but generally well preserved in original blind-stamped calf, neatly re-backed retaining original backstrip; bound without the map as usual; ex libris Joan Corder and A.T. Copsey.  £80

688 ALMANACK. MOORE, Francis. Vox Stellarum; or, A Loyal Almanack for... 1838. with Albin's Additional Tables. Price Sixpence. 15 High Street, Colchester, [1837] 12mo., pp.48 (Moore's Almanack, Company of Stationers...) additional title & [12]pp. supplement of local material: Important people & offices; Waggon & Coach Services; the various Essex Unions and Fairs in each of the four East Anglian counties; dust-soiled, corners creased, but sound; stabbed as issued, presumably lacking original printed blue wrappers.  £35

689 ESSEX MAP. CHAPMAN, John & ANDRE, Peter. A Map of the County of Essex from an Actual Survey taken in 1772-74. John Chapman, 1777. [Reprinted in facsimile for] Essex County Council, 1950 Landscape folio (260 x 325mm), pp.(2) + 25 facsimile plates; a good copy in original printed card wrappers (a little browned & rubbed but sound).  £30

690 ESSEX MAP. JARROLD'S New Map of Essex from the Ordnance Survey by John Bartholomew. Jarrold & Sons, Norwich & London, 680 x 870mm; linen-mounted & sectioned to fold into green cloth covers; a very good copy of this detailed colour-printed map; 2 miles to the inch.  £20

691 GRIEVE, Hilda. The Great Tide. The story of the 1953 flood disaster in Essex. With maps drawn by P.A. Sparke. Essex County Council, Chelmsford, 1959 FIRST EDITION, 4to., pp.(8)883; folding map in pocket at end, colour frontispiece and many illustrations & plans in loine & half-tone; a good copy in lightly rubbed green cloth & defective dust-wrapper (repaired).  £30

692 HAINING, Peter. The Great English Earthquake. Robert Hale, 1991 Pp.219; illustrations in line and half-tone; very good in laminated pictorial card covers. An account of the earthquake of 22 April, 1884, which caused considerable damage around the epicentre near Wivenhoe, Essex.  £5

693 HARWICH. CRANBROOK, Earl. President] Royal Yachts and Yachting at Harwich. A Memento of the visit of Her Majesty the Queen and HRH The Prince Philip... [Privately Printed by W.S. Cowell for the Royal Harwich Yacht Club] 1958. 25 copies printed, 4to., pp.(46); 20 mounted full-page photographs accompany this anthology 'culled from writings and handiwork of more than four hundred years'; printed on heavy hand-made paper in an edition of just 25 copies - the first for Prince Philip; blue morocco-backed buckram, gilt, a little rubbed but sound.  £55

694 HARWICH. DALE, Samuel. The History and Antiquities of Harwich and Dovercourt, in the County of Essex, [first collected] by Silas Taylor, Gent. To which is added a large Appendix containing the Natural History of the Sea-Coast and Country about Harwich, particularly the Vliff, the Fossils, Plants, Trees, Birds and Fishes, &c. The Second Edition. Printed for C. Davis [& others] 1732 4to., pp.(4)xxiv,464; 14 engraved topographical & natural history plates (four folding) but without the rarely found frontispiece portrait; a very nice clean copy with good margins in contemporary calf, sometime attractively rebacked with morocco label, gilt. First published in 1730, this 'second' edition is simply a reissue with new title-page.  £275

695 HARWICH. LEACH, Nicholas. Harwich Lifeboats. An Illustrated History. Amberley, 2011 FIRST EDITION, pp.192; 32 colour plates, half-tone illustrations throughout; new in pictorial laminated card covers. Published at  £16.99.  £7

696 HISTORICAL MONUMENTS. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Essex. Volume III. RCHM, 1922 FIRST EDITION, 4to., pp.xl,274; plans, sketch-maps & folding county map at end; numerous half-tone illustrations throughout; a very good copy in original grey cloth.  £35

697 LEACH, Nicholas. Harwich Lifeboats. An Illustrated History. Amberley, 2011 FIRST EDITION, pp.192; 32 colour plates, half-tone illustrations throughout; new in pictorial laminated card covers. Published at  £16.99.  £7

698 LEXDEN. MENNEL, Edward N., HURNARD, Samuel F. Frederick Richardson: a memoir by two 'Old Boys'. For Private Circulation Only. Headley Brothers, 1903 FIRST EDITION, sm.4to., pp.28; fronts. portrait & 5 other half-tone plates including 'Masters and Boys at Lexden, 1884', where Richardson was headmaster for nearly 20 years. Well preserved in original half cloth, rubbed but sound.  £25

699 METCALFE, Walter C. [Editor] The Visitations of Essex by Hawley, 1552; Hervey, 1558; Cooke, 1570; Raven 1612; and Owen and Lilly, 1634. To which are added Miscellaneous Essex Pedigrees... [In two volumes.] Harleian Society, 1878/9. 2vols., pp.xii,536; vi(537-)856(20); a good set in original maroon cloth, backstrips a little faded. Harleian Society Vols.XIII & XIV.  £95

700 MONCRIEFF, A.R. Hope Essex. Painted by L. Burleigh Bruhl. Described by A.R. Hope Moncrieff. Adam and Charles Black, 1909 FIRST EDITION, pp.xii,262(6)adverts.; folding map & 75 colour plates with captioned guards; endpapers foxed, but a very nice copy of this Black's Colour Book in original decorated cloth, top edge gilt; ex libris William Wade Porteous.  £30

701 MORANT, Philip. The History and Antiquities of the most ancient Town and Borough of Colchester, in the County of Essex. In three books. The second edition, improved. [with The History & Antiquities of the County of Essex]. [bound with] Abstract of Returns of Charitable Donations for benefit of Poor Persons in the County of Essex, 1816. Reprinted and Sold by Meggy and Chalk, Chelmsford, 1815. 2 vols., folio, pp.vi,xxviii,195(1)28(4)519(1); 646(2)errata; (351-)390; large folding hand-coloured county map. A reprint of the original editions of 1748/68, issued in parts without the plates though curiously the original directions to binder are faithfully reprinted. Bound without the separate County history title-page. Internally well preserved in contemporary half calf, marbled sides worn and sides detached. A good working copy.  £150

702 MOZE. CRISP, Frederick Arthur [Editor] The Parish Registers of Moze Essex. Printed at the Private Press of Frederick Arthur Crisp, 1899. FIRST EDITION, no.27 of 50 copies printed; signed by Crisp; folio, pp.(8)80; a fine production on hand-made paper; well preserved in original vellum-backed boards, lettered in gold.  £120

703 PEVSNER, Nikolaus. The Buildings of England. Essex. Penguin Books, 1954 FIRST EDITION, pp.440; 64pp. of plates; very good in slightly frayed dust-wrapper.  £8

704 POLL BOOK. COLCHESTER. Borough of Colchester. The Poll for Members to serve in Parliament. Taken on Friday, July 30, 1847, before William Bolton Smith Esquire, Mayor. Candidates: Richard Sanderson, Sir George Henry Smyth, Joseph Alfred Hardcastle. Printed and Sold by John Taylor, Jun., Colchester, 1847 Pp.30; well preserved in original cloth-backed printed card; some ink splashes on covers but sound. Copac locates only Bodleian & Univ. London copies.  £85

705 POLL BOOK. COLCHESTER. Borough of Colchester. The Poll for Members to serve in Parliament. Taken on Friday, July 9. 1852, before Arthur Louis Laing, Esquire, Mayor. Candidates: The Rt.Hon. Lord John James Robert Manners. William Warwick Hawkins, Esq. Joseph Alfred Hardcastle, Esq. Henry Thoby Prinsep, Esq. Printed and Sold at the 'Essex & West Suffolk Gazette' Office, Colchester, Price Threepence. 1852 Pp.32; first & final pages lightly dust-soiled, otherwise well preserved in modern half calf, marbled sides, morocco label. Copac gives only the Senate House Library, London, facsimile copy.  £95

706 POLL BOOK. COLCHESTER. Colchester Election, 1865. The Poll for Members to serve in Parliament. Taken on Thursday, July 18th., 1865, before John Fitzsimmons Bishop, Esq., Mayor. Candidates: Taverner John Miller, Esquire. Philip Oxenden Papillon, Esquire. John Gurdon Rebow, Esquire. [No place or publisher] 1865 Pp.24; well preserved in modern half calf, morocco label with original shiny yellow stiff paper wrappers bound in. Copac gives Brituish Library & Bodleian copies only of this original edition.  £65

707 POLL BOOK. COLCHESTER. Colchester Election. The Poll for Members to serve in Parliament, taken on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1868, before Francis Smythies, Esq., Mayor. Candidates: Edward Kent Karslake, Alexander Learmouth, John Gurdon Rebow, William Brewer. Supplement to The Essex Standard. Friday, November 27, 1868 4pp. broadsheet newspaper, slightly spotted but in very good condition; folded into modern custom-made half calf & marbled boards, morocco label. A full list of the electors and how each cast his two votes, thereby electing Rebow & Brewer who each polled some 200 votes more than Karslake & Learmouth. Copac locates only the Senate House facsimile copy of the actual poll book for this election.  £65

708 POLL BOOK. COLCHESTER. First Ward. Copy Burgess Roll of the Burgesses of the Borough of Colchester entitled to vote in the election of Councillors, Auditors, and Assessors for the said Borough, 1878. Printed at The Essex Standard Office, Colchester, 1878 Pp.52; stabbed as issued; well preserved in (original?) blue paper-reinforced spine.  £45

709 POLL BOOK. COLCHESTER. The Poll for Members of Parliament for the Borough of Colchester: [Taken before Nicholas Corsellis, High Sheriff for the said county] June 26th, 1747. Candidates. The Hon. Richard Savage Nassau, Esq.; Charles Gray, Esq; John Olmius, Esq; Robert Thornton, Esq. Col. John Charles Tufnell, Richard Hart Davis, Esq. [Printed for J. Kendall, Colchester] 1747 Pp.[3-]52, with blank leaves for notes at end; bound WITHOUT A1 TITLE, otherwise well preserved in modern half calf, morocco label. Contemporary manuscript notes on first & final pages & several blank leaves.  £85

710 POLL BOOK. COLCHESTER. The Poll for Members to serve in Parliament for the Borough of Colchester: taken On Tuesday and Wednesday, the 5th and 6th of May, 1807, before William Smith Esq., Mayor. Candidates Robert Thornton, Esq. Col. John Charles Tufnell, Richard Hart Davis, Esq. Printed and Sold by W. Keymer, Colchester, [1807] Pp.28, with blank interleaving for notes of voting with a few pencilled entries; small blank corner torn from head of title but otherwise well preserved in modern half calf, morocco label. Copac gives only Senate House Library, London, facsimile copy.  £150

711 POLL BOOK. COLCHESTER. The Poll for Members to serve in Parliament for the Borough of Colchester: taken On Tuesday the 16th Day of June, 1818, before Edward Clay, Esq., Mayor. Candidates. James Beckford Wildman, Esq. Daniel Whittle Harvey, Esq. Peter Wright, Esq. Printed and Sold by W. Keymer, Colchester, 1818 Pp.27, pencilled note of result at end; a very good copy in modern half calf, morocco label, of this extremely scarce item which we have been unable to locate in Copac, British Library or World Cat.  £280

712 POLL BOOK. COLCHESTER. The Poll for Members to serve in Parliament for the Borough of Colchester: taken On Tuesday the 6th of October, 1812, and Five following Days, (Sunday excepted); before John Bridge, Esq. Mayor. Candidates. Robert Thornton, Hart Davis, Daniel Whittle Harvey. [bound with] The Poll for a Member to serve in Parliament... (In the room of Hart Davis, Esq. who has accepted the Stewardship of he Chiltern Hundreds), taken... the 16th, 17th, and 18th of Febrary, 1818, before Edward Clay, Esq., Mayor. Candidates. James Beckford Wildman, Esq. Daniel Whittle Harvey, Esq. Printed and Sold by W. Keymer, Colchester, 1812, 1818 `Two works bound together, pp.43; 16; with blank interleaving and extensive contemporary manuscript notes; well preserved in re-backed contemporary half calf, marbled sides, morocco label on upper cover. Copac gives only Senate House Library, London, a facsimile copy, of the latter and BL, Cambridge, Oxford & Senate House for the former.  £250

713 POLL BOOK. COLCHESTER. The Poll for Members to serve in Parliament for the Borough of Colchester: taken On Thursday the 9th of March, 1820, and Five following days... before Francis Tillett Abell, Esq., Mayor. Candidates. James Beckford Wildman, Esq. Daniel Whittle Harvey, Esq. Sir Henry Russell, Bart. Printed and Sold by Swinborne and Walter, Colchester, 1820 Pp.43, blank interleaved with a few pencilled notes; well preserved in contemporary half calf, morocco label on upper cover, neat modern re-back with crimson morocco label. Copac locates British Library, Bodleian & Senate House copies only.  £120

714 POLL BOOK. COLCHESTER. The Poll for Members to serve in Parliament for the Borough of Colchester: taken on Tuesday, December 11th, 1832, and following day, before Edward Clay, Esq., Mayor. Candidates. Daniel Whittle Harvey, Esq. William Mayhew, Esq. Richard Sanderson, Esq. Printed and Sold by Swinborne, Walter, and Taylor, Colchester, 1832 Pp.26 + summary leaf and contemporary blank interleaving; a very good copy in contemporary half calf, marbled sides, rubbed but sound. Inscribed 'With the Publishers respectful Comp[limen]ts' on fly-leaf. Copac gives only Senate House Library, London, facsimile copy.  £180

715 POLL BOOK. COLCHESTER. The Poll for a Member to serve in Parliament for the Borough of Colchester: taken on Wednesday March 30,1831, and 7 following days... before William Smith, Esq., Mayor. Candidates. Sir William Curtis, Bart. William Mayhew, Esq. Printed and Sold by Swinborne, Walter, & Taylor, Colchester, 1831 Pp.32, small split in gutter margin throughout without loss, otherwise well preserved in modern half calf, morocco label. Extensive ink annotation, mostly deleting electors who did not vote and pencilled calculations and note on final page: 'There is a person in this Room who is for Mayhew (Gilson)'. Both Colchester & Needham Market list Gilsons among their electors. 'There is a person in this Room who is for Mayhew (Gilson)'  £90

716 POLL BOOK. COLCHESTER. The Poll for the election of Town Councillors for the Borough of Colchester: taken December 26th, 1835. Roger Nunn, Esq. M.D. Mayor. Printed by John Taylor, Jun., Colchester, 1835 Pp.34; a little browned & with central vertical crease, fore-edge cut very close but without loss; preserved in modern half calf, marble sides, morocco label. No copy located in Copac.  £120

717 POLL BOOK. ESSEX. The Poll for a Knight of the Shire for the County of Essex, taken at Chelmsford, On Wednesday the 31st January, 1810, and fourteen following days... Candidates, John Archer Houblon, Esq. and Montagu Burgoyne, Esq. Printed by Meggy, Chalk, and Stanes, and sold by them; Keymer, Colchester [& others] 1810 Pp.88, blank interleaved but without annotation; a very good copy in contemporary tree calf, morocco label; ex libris Saml. Leightonhouse and Ormond Blyth. Extremely scarce; Copac locates Bodleian copy only.  £180

718 POLL BOOK. MALDON. The Poll for Members of Parliament, for the Borough of Maldon: As taken on Wednesday, June the seventh, 1826, and fourteen following days... Before The Worshipful the Mayor, Christopher Comyns Parker, Esq. and published by his authority. Printed by O.H. Youngman, Maldon, 1826 Pp.90; a very good copy in modern half calf, marbl;ed sides, morocco label; contemporary ownership signature of J.S. Barnes at head of title. Copac locates British Library, Bodleian & Senate House copies only. George Winn polled 1747 votes, Thomas Lennard, 1454, and Quintin Dick 1401.  £120

719 PUSEY, Richard. Essex Rich and Strange. An historical entertainment. Drawings by Rod Brown. Robert Hale, 1987 FIRST EDITION, pp.240; illustrations in line throughout; very good in dust-wrapper. Pubs lost & found, tales of the supernatural, eccentric characters, buildings & tombs; &c.  £6

720 REANEY, P.H. The Place-Names of Essex. English Place-Name Society. Volume XII. Cambridge, 1969 Pp.lxii,698; lg. folding county map & 8 distribution maps in pocket at end; a very good copy in dust-wrapper.  £18

721 STEER, Francis W. [Editor] Farm and Cottage Inventories of Mid-Essex 1635 - 1749 Phillimore, 1969 Pp.x,305; colour frontis., folding map, 14 half-tone & 22 line illustrations; a good copy in dust-wrapper of the corrected second edition.  £10

722 THOMPSON, J.O. [Editor] Dr Salter of Tolleshunt D'Arcy in the County of Essex, Medical Man, Freemason, Sportsman, Sporting-dog Breeder and Horticulturist, his Diary and Reminiscences from the year 1849 to the year 1932. John Lane, 1934 Pp.xviii,404; 11 plates & facsimiles; some light spotting but well preserved in original blue cloth, faded. First published the previous year.  £35

723 TINDAL, N[icolas], Vicar of Great Waltham, Essex. The History of Essex; Containing, I. Domesday of Essex. II. History of the Manors and the Families... III. Antiquities, Ecclesiastical History, Charitable Donations, Free-Schools... With an Introduction or General History of the County from Julius Caesar's Invasion, to the present Time. Numbers I & II. Containing a History of Felsted and Pantfield...raine, Braintree, Stebbing and Part of Bocking. [all published]. Printed by H. Woodfall: and Sold by J. and J. Knapton... [1732] FIRST EDITION, 4to., pp.104 + titles to each part, advertisement & prospectus leaves; LACKING pp.85-92 (provided in facsimile) and the map of Hinckford Hundred. Modern (but not recent) half blue cloth, marbled sides, lettered in gold. Best known for his translation & continuation of Rapin's History of England, Tindal's proposed 3vol. history of his native county met with insufficient encouragement and only these two specimen numbers appeared. Upcott, Essex I.  £120

724 VANCOUVER, Charles. General View of the Agriculture in the County of Essex; with observations on the means of its improvement. Printed by W. Smith [for the Board of Agriculture] 1795 FIRST EDITION, 4to., pp.213 + errata; folding hand-coloured county map & 15 folding tables; a very good copy in 19thC maroon roan-backed cloth; ex libris The Lord Blyth. Printed with large margins to accomodate the annotations of landowners who were requested to return their copies to the Board to aid the preparation of Arthur Young's definitive account which appeared in 1807 Includes a section of 33 'Queries proposed by the Board...to be answered by intelligent farmers', together with the Answers returned from the parishes of Stisted, Widdington, Boreham & Great Dunmow.  £150

725 WHITE, William. History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County of Essex... Printed for the Author by Robert Leader, Sheffield, 1848. FIRST EDITION, pp.725(7)adverts; ; bound without the map as usual; a very good copy in modern half tan calf, double morocco labels; ownership inscription on fly leaf 'Westropp Milford Place 1848'  £80