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Can Your Mother Skin a Rabbit? Tales of a Suffolk Lad.

By: ALLARD, Bert.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Thorndon: Lucas Books, 2004. 1903797349:

Seller ID: 43558

ISBN: 1903797349


Reprint. Bert Allard's very personal account of his early llfe in Stonham, edited by Richard Widdows. Pp.84, occasional black & white photos. Paperback. VG. View more info

The Wallace Connection. The Story of the Restoration of Orford Church.

By: ALLEN, Jane.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Orford: Orford Museum, 2008. 9780955473807:

Seller ID: 44958

ISBN: 0955473802


1st edition. "Tells the twin stories of the church restoration and the remarkable family drama that accompanied it. In addition it sheds light on many aspects of the history of Orford, the much loved and much visited village on the Suffolk coast which, in spite of its remote location, has many links with people and events of national interest and importance." 24cms x 17cms. Pp.xviii/142, many black & white photographs +plans and 5 colour photo illustrations, compliment slip - signed by the author - loosely enclosed. Paperback. VG. View more info

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Melford Memories. Recollections of 94 Years.

By: AMBROSE, Ernest.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Lavenham, Suffolk: Privately Published By The Lavenham Press, for Long Melford Historical and Archaeological Society, 1972. 0:

Seller ID: 43210


Published under the auspices of the Long Melford Historical and Archaeological Society. First edition. 8.5" x 5.5" . Pp.124. Green card covers, edges slightly rubbed. G+. View more info

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Hadleigh and the Alabaster Family. The Story of a Suffolk Town During the Tudor and Stuart Periods.

By: ANDREWS, Sue and SPRINGALL, Tony.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Ipswich: Sue Andrewa, 2005. 187459399X:

Seller ID: 44928

ISBN: 187459399X


1st edition. "During the Tudor and Stuart periods, Hadleigh was at its zenith at the same time that an extraordinary and influential family lived in the town." 23cms x 18cms. Pp.xxiv/360, 147 illustrations. Red cloth, dustwrapper. VG/VG. View more info

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Our Lady & Saint John Sudbury 1893-1993.

By: ANON.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Sudbury, 1994.:

Seller ID: 45525


Published to celebrate the centenary of the Catholic Church at Sudbury, Suffolk. 29.5cms x 21cms. Pp.23, black & white photos and illustrations throughout. Illustrated card covers. VG. View more info

The Broads and Rivers of Norfolk and Suffolk.

By: ANON.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London: Ward Lock & Co. Ltd, nd (c.1938).:

Seller ID: 45518


Sixth edition, Revised. Illustrated Guide Books series. Full title: A Pictorial and Descriptive Guide to The Broads and Rivers of Norfolk and Suffolk, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Norwich, etc. With Hints on Cruising, Angling, etc., and a Full Description of All the Navigable Waterways. Specially-Drawn Chart of the Broads and Rivers, District Maps, and Plans of Yarmouth, Norwich, and Lowestoft. 16.5cms x 10.5cms. Pp.xvi/176/50, frontispiece folding map + 4 further folding maps/plans and 2 further map/plans, minor spotting to closed page edges. Red stiff card covers, crease and some sunning to ... View more info

"Broadwater," Ipswich For Sale 1906 .

By: AUCTION BROCHURE AND MAP

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Ipswich: Auctioneers Messrs. Garrod, Turner, & Son, 1 Old Buttermarket, [ July, 1906 ] . 0:

Seller ID: 45807


A well preserved auction booklet with black & white photos and a large folded plan of the property. 15.50" x 10.75" . [10pp.] . The Fold-out plan measures 26" x 20". The booklet was originally folded. Hence there are three horizontal folds, with small loss at the fold ends (now carefully repaired). Document edges rubbed and creased. Rear cover soiled and " July 1906" written twice. An interesting document regarding a substantial Suffolk property. ** "William Francis Paul (1850-1928) owned the ‘Broadwater’ property in 1914. William Paul was a self-made man and... View more info

"The Rectory", Glemsford, Suffolk. For Sale by Auction Wednesday, 11th May 1938.

By: AUCTION PARTICULARS.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Ipswich:Garrod, Turner & Son, 1938.:

Seller ID: 40580


"Glemsford, Suffolk. Particulars and Conditions of Sale of a Pleasantly Situate Country Residence now known as "The Rectory". Having three lofty reception rooms, eight bed and dressing rooms, bathroom and two attic bedrooms - Main water. Garage and Stabling. Well-Timbered Grounds. Meadow and Arable Field with extensive Agricultural Buildings. Area in all 15 Acres. The House and Gardens with Vacant Possession to be Sold by Auction by Garrod, Turner & Son at the Crown & Anchor Hotel, Ipswich on Wednesday, 11th May, 1938, at 3pm precisely." 6 page booklet. Grey card covers with cr... View more info

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Medieval Suffolk. An Economic and Social History: 1200-1500.

By: BAILEY, Mark.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2010. 9781843835295:

Seller ID: 44280

ISBN: 1843835290


The History of Suffolk series. "The late middle ages were without doubt the most interesting period in Suffolk's history. By the end of the eleventh century Suffolk was wealthy, densely populated, highly commercialised and urbanised...." Pp.xiv/328. Paperback. VG. View more info

The Huguenots in France, Spitalfields and Sudbury.

By: BARKER, W.R.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Sudbury: Sudbury Museum, 1981.:

Seller ID: 45009


A Sudbury Museum Publication looking at the mass exodus of the followers of the French Protestant Calvinists due to religious persecution, and the spread of the Huguenots to England leading to the development of the silk weaving industry in both Spitalfields (London) and Sudbury (Suffolk). Pp.10, a couple of marginal notations. Ring binding with yellow stiff card covers, slightly rubbed. Sxarce. G+. View more info

Corduroy. (With illustrations in colour and black and white by the late Harry Becker).

By: BELL, Adrian.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London: Bodley Head, 1948.:

Seller ID: 44669


First illustrated edition. A de luxe illustrated edition with completely revised text and illustrated in colour and line by Harry Becker. "Although Becker died in 1928, it is felt that in him has been found an ideal illustratior for Adrian Bell, an example, indeed, of how two men, devoted to the expression of the same thing in different media, may fulfil a perfect collaboration, even though collaboration, as such, did not take place with the knowledge of either." 23cms x 17.5cms. Pp.199, colour frontispiece + further colour and black & white line illustrations by Harry Becker. Green ... View more info

Orwell Park.

By: BENCE-JONES, Gillian.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Privately published, 1995.:

Seller ID: 44939


"Orwell Park, which stands on the banks of the River Orwell in Nacton village Suffolk, is an independent preparatory school for children between the ages of 3 and 13 years. Originally it was the private home of a notable historical naval celebrity." The author's family were the last residents in Orwell Park before it became a school. Pp.136, occasional black & white photos, ink annotation to p.40. Paperback. G+. View more info

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To the Poor and The Friends of the Poor: A few Thoughts, Occasioned by some late addresses To The King. Also a form, or a sketch of an Address, Recommended to the signature of every honest, Humane Man in the Kingdom both Rich and Poor by T. Bentley.

By: BENTLEY, T. [ Thomas Bentley, 1740? -1819? ] .

Price: £20.00

Publisher: [ London: Thomas Bentley, 1792 ]. 0:

Seller ID: 43085


Facsimile booklet well bound in cloth boards. pp.8 . 8.8" x 6.0" . Typed title-page: "To the Poor and The Friends of the Poor. Thomas Bentley, Sudbury, 1792." Clear English text throughout. The document ends: "(Signed for many) Thomas Bentley. Sudbury 16th July, 1792." Well-bound in dark brown cloth covered boards. Spine with gilt title: "Sudbury Poor". An interesting hard-to-find pamphlet. ** "Thomas Bentley (1740? - 1819?). Born at Sudbury, Suffolk about 1740. Originally a crape measurer. In 1769 he had a shop on Market Hill as a draper. He became a religious fanatic burning all the pict... View more info

Eighteenth Century Sudbury.

By: BERRY, Allan W.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Ipswich: Suffolk Books, 1992. 0860552020:

Seller ID: 39060

ISBN: 0860552020


1st edition. "The petty crimes and mishaps, the pressing concerns of ordinary men, the goods for sale, the social occasions, the jobs to be done - these crowd into the advertisement columns, if not into the letters from Town. This book brings together the surviving glimpses of life of one small town, Sudbury in Suffolk, as revealed in the pages of the Ipswich Journal during the second half of the eighteenth century." Pp.94, 1831 map + 9 photos of engravings,. Paperback. VG. View more info

Suffolk Country Town: A Sudbury Miscellany.

By: BERRY, Allan W.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Sudbury: Sudbury Freemans Trust, 1997. 0953061000:

Seller ID: 33955

ISBN: 0953061000


1st edition. "A collection of fascinating tales about Sudbury, the town made famous as Eatonswill in Dickens's Pickwick Papers....Among the author's subjects are Archbishop Simon of Sudbury, beheaded in the Peasant's Revolt, the weaving trade,...Thomas Gainsborough, the scandal of an absconding 19th century banker, local poets, and the freemen of Sudbury. All the essays in this book were previously published as pamphlets ..." Pp.285, foreword by Ronald Blythe, 37 b/w illustrations + a double page map of Sudbury(c.1910). Paperback. VG. View more info

Groton, Suffolk. A Short Illustrated Guide.

By: BIRD, Rev. A.B.

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Hadleigh: Groton Parochial Church Council, 2010.:

Seller ID: 44873


6th edition, revised and updated by Susan Edwards, Churchwarden of Groton. 15 pages, 3 black & white photos. Green card covers. VG. View more info

Sudbury & District News 1875-1930.

By: BIXLEY, Steven R.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Little Waldingfield: Steven R.Bixley, 1981.:

Seller ID: 45507


A collection of quaint old newspaper stories gleaned from the archives of the Suffolk Free Press and the author's own library. Also contains advertisements and pictures gathered from the Sudbury area. 24.5cms x 16.5cms. Pp.48, words and pictures in sepia. Paperback, a little spotted. G+. View more info

Geology of the Country Around Woodbridge, Felixstowe and Orford.

By: BOSWELL, P.G.H.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London: HMSO, 1972.:

Seller ID: 37803


2nd impression of original 1928 edition. "Re-issue of the present memoir provides interesting geological and physiographical background material on various changes in the coastline between Aldeburgh and Harwich Harbour, certain of which were influenced by man's activities." Pp.vi/83, 2 pages of black & white photos + 15 figures/maps in the text, owner's initials to front free endpaper. Bright orange cloth, dustwrapper with illustration of Orford Castle, has a removable clear protective wrap. VG/VG. View more info

Churchwardens' Accounts of Cratfield 1640-1660.

By: BOTELHO, L.A. (editor).

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Woodbridge: Suffolk Records Society / The Boydell Press, 1999. 0851157599:

Seller ID: 45065

ISBN: 0851157599


1st edition. Suffolk Records Society Vol. 42. "The unusually full set of churchwardens' accounts edited here offers a detailed view of life in an East Anglian village during the English civul wars....The introduction recreates the demographic, economic and social structure of early modern Cratfield, and the volume concludes with a number of appendices, including short biographies of those named in the accounts." Pp.xii /177, inscribed by Lynn A Botelho to front free endpaper, 3 maps. Green cloth, dustwrapper has 1cm tear to top edge. VG/G+. View more info

The Bury Rentals 1526 & 1547. (Translated & transcribed from the original).

By: BREEN, Anthony.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Ipswich: Suffolk Family History Society, 2000. 1871905710:

Seller ID: 38922

ISBN: 1871905710


"The importance of Bury St Edmunds to West Suffolk is unparalleled. By far the largest town, it owes its growth to the former Abbey and the presence of the relics of the martyred St Edmund within the Abbey's church...These records though surviving in a fragmentary form, contain a wealth of information, not just for the proprieted elite, but for people at every level of society." Pp.76, 3 street plans and a ward map + 2 facsimile pages of the original text. Paperback. VG. View more info