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Stray Leaves from a Freemason's Note-book. By  A Suffolk Rector., A Suffolk Rector  [ NEALE, Erskine 1804-1883 ]  . MASONIC - 19TH CENTURY .
1 A Suffolk Rector [ NEALE, Erskine 1804-1883 ] . MASONIC - 19TH CENTURY . Stray Leaves from a Freemason's Note-book. By A Suffolk Rector.
London: Richard Spencer, 314, High Holborn, 1846 . 0 
First edition. Well bound in the original cloth. 8vo. 8.00" x 5.25" x 1.00". pp.8/pp.314/pp.26 (Adverts). Maroon cloth covered boards, corners carefully strengthened. Hinges and top & tail of spine also carefully repaired. Dulled gilt titles to spine: "Stray Leaves from a Freemason's Note-book" . Original yellow endpapers. Inked dedication to front free-endpaper: "The 'Minerva' Lodge, No. 2433. Birkenhead. Presented to the Lodge Library by Bro. S. Jones....D.C. (P.M. Mersey Lodge, 477) 7 April 1893." Light foxing to title and Preface, otherwise clean text throughout. Bound at the end is a 26 page catalogue of other works "...Published by Bro. Spencer." A very good copy of a scarce book. ** The Author states in the Preface: "...the entire proceeds of the copyright to Masonic charity." ; he also refers to earlier publication of some of the sketches, including one in Blackwood’s. *** Referenced by Robert Lee Wolff’s "19th Century Fiction" 5067. **** Random excerpt from the book: "...THE TRUE POLICY OF THE ORDER. "Live a life of faith and hope. Believe in God's great purposes towards the human race. Believe in the mighty power of truth and love. Believe in the capacities and greatness of human nature. Carry to your work a trustful spirit. Do not waste your breath in wailing over the times. Strive to make them better. Do not be disheartened by evils...." ***** "Erskine Neale (1804–1883) was an English clergyman and author. Rev., Provincial G.Chap. (Suffolk, 1856). Born on 12 March 1804, he was son of Adam Neale and Margaret Young, and brother of William Johnson Neale. He was educated at Westminster School 1815–16, and at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. 1828, and M.A. 1832. On 24 June 1828 Neale became lecturer of St. Hilda's Church, Jarrow, county Durham. He was appointed vicar of Adlingfleet, Yorkshire, on 19 October 1835, rector of Kirton, Suffolk, in 1844, and vicar of Exning with Lanwade, Suffolk, in 1854. Neale collected autographs. His knowledge of handwriting led to his being subpśnaed on the part of the crown at the trial of Ryves v. the Attorney-General in June 1866, when it was sought without success to establish the claim of Olivia Serres, the mother of Lavinia Ryves, to be the Princess Olive of Cumberland. He died at Exning vicarage on 23 November 1883, after an incumbency of 29 years." - See Wikipedia . 
Price: 50.00 GBP
Echoes of Old Norfolk., BAGSHAW, Robert.
2 BAGSHAW, Robert. Echoes of Old Norfolk.
Wymondham: Geo.R.Reeve, 1995. 0900616482 0900616482 / 9780900616488 
1st edition. Signed. "Bob Bagshaw's Echoes cover practically a lifetime and come from town and village, farm and field, from men and women he has known over the years. Our northern neighbours say, "There's nowt so queer as folk"; as depicted by Bob, "there's nowt so interesting". " Pp.191, signed by author to title page, many black & white illustrations. Paperback. VG. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
The Duck Pond., BIDDELL TAYLOR, Hilda.
3 BIDDELL TAYLOR, Hilda. The Duck Pond.
Lavenham: Kemp's Printing Agency, 1967. 0 
Collection of poetry. Pp.32, occasional wood-cut illustrations by Mary Watt, inscribed by the author to the reverse of the title page. Paperback, blue with repeat pattern of ducks in white and red title. VG. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
The Spinning Wheel and Other Poems., BIDDELL TAYLOR, Hilda.
4 BIDDELL TAYLOR, Hilda. The Spinning Wheel and Other Poems.
Lavenham: Kemp's Printing Agency, 1965. 0 
Pp.40, occasional wood-cut illustrations by Mary Watt. Stiff card covers with illustration of a spinning wheel by Mary Watt in black, cream and white to front board. VG. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
5 COLEMAN, Henry, & WEST, Hilda.: Girls' Choirs.
London: Oxford University Press, 1962. 
1st ed. "The aim of this book is to help and encourage those dealing with girls' choirs, both in secondary schools and those formed outside school." Pp. 8/65/1 Publishers names & addresses. Illustrated laminated boards. G+. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
6 GRAFF, Hilda.: Mystics of Our Times.
London: Burns & Oates. 1962. 
"A set of ten short biographies which show there are still men and women in the world who search diligently for the purest love of God". Pp 238, ex library inkstamps to verso front cover and title page. P/b, sunning to spine, clear protective wrap affixed. G+. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
7 GRIEVE, Hilda E.P. More Examples of English Handwriting. From Essex Parish Records of the 13th to the 18th Century.
Chelmsford: Essex Record Office Publications, 1950. 
With transcripts and Translations. "The plates in this collection, ranging in date from the late thirteenth to the late eighteenth century, show a wide variety of scripts and very different kinds of skill and formality. The two medieval deeds (Plates I and II) are the work of professional scribes with a strict training. Several of the later examples are the work of men to whom writing was a labour, as we should expect in a collection made from parish records." Pp.iii/18, 16 black & white plates. Red card covers have slight fading to top right third of front cover. G+. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
Paint It Today., H.D. [Hilda Doolittle].
8 H.D. [Hilda Doolittle]. Paint It Today.
New York: New York University Press, 1992. 081473488X 081473488X / 9780814734889 
Edited and with an introduction by Cassandra Laity. "H.D's most "lesbian" novel, a modern homoerotic tale of passage which focuses almost entirely on the young heroine's search for the "sister love" which would empower her spiritually, sexuality, and creativity." Pp.xliv/96,name to front free endpaper inked out. Paperback. G+. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
9 HILLS, Hilda Cherry. Good Food, Gluten Free. Foreword by Dr. Jean A. Monro.
Braintree: The Henry Doubleday Research Assoc., nd. 
nd. Guide to gluten-free diets, with recipes. Pp. 178. P/b. VG.  
Price: 8.00 GBP
10 HUME, Basil. Footprints of the Northern Saints.
London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1996. 0232521522 0232521522 / 9780232521528 
1st ed."Illustrated with stunning photographs of the Northumbrian landscape, this is a beautiful book of profound simplicity." Pp. 95, 19 illustrations, scuff to fep from revoved label. Pbk, Illustrated. cover (Farne Islands). VG. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
11 JONES, Guy and Constance. Peabody's Mermaid. A Novel.
London: Michael Joseph Ltd, 1947. 
1st edition. Arthur Peabody, convalescing from 'flu in a Carribean colony, had missed something in life, but he did not even know what it was. Certainly it was not the hectic festivity of St Hilda's with its bibulous beach parties, not the stuffy British colonial society...Fishing in those magic waters he made a bewildering catch. Everyone knows there is no such thing, he told himself when he reached the Villa Marina. But he had one. He put it - her - temporarily in his wife's bathtub while he tried to think things out...." Pp.191, chapter heading decorations by Edgard Cirlin, spotting to endpapers. Blue cloth with silver mermaid motif to front and silver title to spine. Dustwrapper a little dusty with small edge losses, now in a removable clear protective wrap. G+/G+. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
12 MEYNELL, Francis 1891-1975. My Lives . Francis Meynell . (signed).
London : Bodley Head, 1971 . 0370013034 0370013034 / 9780370013039 
Autobiography of Sir Francis Meynell, recalling his many 'lives', as journalist, poet, publisher, publicist, sportsman and businessman, with descriptions of the many eminent personalities he encountered. Signed first edition with 3 loosely inserted letters signed by Francis Meynell. pp.332 / [24 plates] . Clean tan cloth boards with black spine blocks, stamped in gold on spine. Cream dust jacket printed in black and red with illustration depicting a bear reproduced on front cover and photograph of the author on back. Not price clipped. Edges lightly rubbed and covers lightly soiled. Includes index and bibliographic notes. Illustrated with 24 pages of plates. Inscription to half-title: "I wish I had given 'My Lives' to Bronsula, who have given so much to me. Francis 80" . Two letters are dated 1957 and one is dated 1964. All three letters are addressed to 'Bronsula' , signed 'Francis', and express his thanks for Bronsula's time and assistance. A very good book with an interesting provenance. ** "Sir Francis Meredith Wilfrid Meynell (12 May 1891 – 10 July 1975) was a British poet and printer at The Nonesuch Press. Meynell married three times. His first wife was Hilda Peppercorn (1886-1962), daughter of painter Arthur Douglas Peppercorn. She was a concert pianist who performed using the name Hilda Saxe. She married Meynell in 1914 and they had one child, Cynthia. In 1925, following his divorce from Hilda, Meynell married Vera Rosalind Wynn Mendel (1895-1947). She was the daughter of Edith Wynne and William Mendel, a German born financier who had underwritten several stock market flotations in the late 19th century including Harrods and D. H. Evans. Vera and their mutual friend David Garnett provided the initial funding for the Nonesuch Press; she also helped in the early days with production and distribution. They had a son in 1930 (Benedict) and divorced in 1945. Vera took her own life on August 4, 1947. Meynell was knighted in 1946 and in the same year married Alix Kilroy (1903–1999), a civil servant with the Board of Trade. They worked together during World War II on Utility Design, an austere and functional style. After the war they lived and farmed at Cobbold's Mill, Monks Eleigh, near Lavenham in Suffolk for many years." - See Wikipedia . 
Price: 140.00 GBP
Sunshine Within., MILLER, J.R. (James Russell).
13 MILLER, J.R. (James Russell). Sunshine Within.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, nd.(c.1904). 0 
With illustrations by Victor Prout and Hilda Gargett. 20.5cms x 15cms. All edges gilt. Unpaginated(36pp). Christian inspirational prose and verse accompanied by black & white illustrations throughout. Paperback, beautiful colour illustration of a young woman with an open prayer book(?) surrounded by irises to front cover with minor creasing to corners and some soiling, gold cord tie to spine. Scarce. G+. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
14 PETRIE, Hilda. Side Notes on The Bible. From [Sir] Flinders Petrie's Discoveries.
London: Search Publishing Company Limited, nd. (c.1930s). 
"Lady Petrie, who has been closely associated with her husband's work, here takes us through the Scriptures from Genesis to the Gospel of St. John, and interprets for us from the Professor's discoveries many interesting texts and passages." Pp.41/5 appendix/ 1 advertisement for raising money for Sir Flinders Petrie's work with the British School of Egyptian Archaeology, black & white photo portrait plate + 15 further black & white plates. Blue cloth, dustwrapper rubbed and spotted. VG/Good. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
15 ROHDE, Eleanour Sinclair. Culinary and Salad Herbs. Their Cultivation and Food Values with Recipies. (Drawings by Hilda M.Coley).
London:Country Life,1942. 
Rep. Pp.106/1(ad), b/w frontis.( design for a herb garden) + occasional b/w drawings of herbs. Red cloth, gilt title to spine. G+.  
Price: 8.00 GBP
Notes on the Reredos over the High Altar. (St. Mark's, Regent Park)., STUCKEY, H.A.
16 STUCKEY, H.A. Notes on the Reredos over the High Altar. (St. Mark's, Regent Park).
Windsor: Luff & Sons, Printers, 1959. 
Written by the Vicar of St.Mark's, Regent Park; Rural Dean of St.Pancras. "This monograph attempts to give the chief historical facts in the lives of those commemorated in the Reredos of St.Mark's, Regent Park." Pp.31. Stiff grey card cover. VG. 
Price: 22.00 GBP
17 TAYLOR, Hilda Biddell. Pigeon-Holed.
Bury St Edmunds:F.G.Pawsey & Co, 1979. 0 
Poetry. Pp.43, signed(?) "To Margaret with best wishes from Hilda" to front free endpaper. Brown/white illustrated boards by Mary Watt. VG. 
Price: 11.00 GBP
18 VARIOUS.: Poems by Bentley Folk.
Great Bentley: Privately published, 1986. 
Selection of poems by members of Great Bentley Poetry Group, including: Pearl Derrett; Marjorie Taylor; Lucia Woodroffe; Hilda Coleman; Frances Hoptrough; Myrtle Clayton and Bill Clayton. Pp.26. Grey illustrated wraps. VG. 
Price: 3.00 GBP
19 WICKSTEED, Hilda M. Jerry and Granpa.
London: George G.Harrap, 1930. 
Stories of Jerry the Lakeland Fell Terrier. Pp.94, b/w photo frontis. +3 further b/w photo plates featuring Jerry the dog, child's doodle to inside front board. Maroon cloth, black silhouette dog motif and title to front, title to spine, slightly rubbed. G+.  
Price: 12.00 GBP

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