Category: ESSEX


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Essex Heyday.

By: ADDISON, William.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London: J.M.Dent and Sons Ltd, 1949.:

Seller ID: 40663

1st edition. A study of social life in seventeenth-century Essex, illustrated with thirty-one pages of old prints reproduced in collogravure and an endpaper map. Pp.xii/339, . Blue cloth, map illustrated dustwrapper has minor edge wear but is now in a removable clear protective wrap. VG/G+. View more info

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Time Was: Childhood Memories of the Maplesteads.

By: ALDOUS, Mary.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Little Yeldham: The Halstead and District Local History Society, 1992. 0951310658:

Seller ID: 38381

ISBN: 0951310658

"Families, then, lived simple lives as their family incomes were relatively small compared with those of today, but they were happy, and so different from what we read about today..."(Foreword). Pp.64, occasional black & white photos throughout. Bright green card covers. VG. View more info

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Discovering Coggeshall 2. The 1575 Rental Survey and the Dated Buildings.

By: ANDREWS, David.

Price: £85.00

Publisher: Coggeshall : John Lewis, 2013. 9780953916528:

Seller ID: 45346

ISBN: 0953916529

1st edition. "Coggeshall was a major centre of the late medieval cloth trade. Its prosperity at that time has given it a legacy of fine timber-framed buildings. From 2009-13, the Discovering Coggeshall project explored the history of the town through its buildings. A companion volume has presented surveys of most of them. This book sets the buildings in their historical context, covers the tree-ring dating programme, gives a full account of the dated buildings, and describes the creation of a map of the town based on a manorial survey of 1575." 28cms x 21cms x 2cms.. Pp.iv/230, illustrated... View more info

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Mediaeval Colchester's Lost Landmarks.


Price: £10.00

Publisher: Derby: Breedon Books, 2009. 9781859836866:

Seller ID: 37580

ISBN: 1859836860

1st edition. "Includes detailed descriptions of the great lost religious landmarks of mediaeval Colchester, including St John's Abbey, the Greyfrars and St Botolph's Priory...Colchester's mills and market, its port and its inns, its private houses and its sanitation are also explored." Pp.191, occasional black & white photos and illustrations throughout. Green cloth, dustwrapper. VG/VG. View more info

The Dedham Lectureship.(Established 1577).


Price: £10.00

Publisher: Colchester: C.A. Brooks, 1983. 090743262X:

Seller ID: 37502

ISBN: 090743262X

1st edition. A history of the Lecture House in Dedham, Essex. The term lecturer has come to have just a single meaning -'a person, usually connected with an academic institution of some kind, who delivers instructional discourses to students'. "Samuel Johnson...found it necessary to include a second definition:'Lecturer - a preacher in a church hired by the parish to assist the rector or vicar'." Pp.x/26, black & white frontispiece 'The Old Lecture House, Dedham' by John Constable. Blue cloth, gilt title to front. VG. View more info

A Short History of the Parish Church of Dovercourt.

By: BALLANCE, The Rev. V.G.

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Lincoln: J.W.Ruddock & Sons, Printers, nd. (c.1925).:

Seller ID: 45183

Privately published church guide. Pp.20, frontispiece + 7 further black & white illustrations by F.H.Franklin, staples rusty and some loose leaves, a little light spotting. Grey card covers, name (G.Montagu Benton) to top of front. Fair.** "The Reverend Gerald Montagu Benton FSA (1881-1959) was a well-known local antiquary. Following studies at Cambridge, and a period as a private secretary, he was ordained and in 1911 became curate of Saffron Walden." - SEAX - Essex Record Office. View more info

Discover Halstead. Three Walks in the Town. (maps by Eric Axten).


Price: £6.00

Publisher: Halstead: Halstead and District Council. 1982.:

Seller ID: 18735

1st ed. "The readers attention is directed not only to the more outstanding buildings and features in the town but also the less prominent and often unregarded corners that have often played a part in the development of Halstead". Pp 43. 10 b/w illustrations. Pbk. G+. View more info

Essex: Highways, Byways and Waterways. (Second Series).


Price: £20.00

Publisher: London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1893.:

Seller ID: 45561

Second Series. The first series of this title dealt mainly with boroughs and small towns, whereas this volume goes amongst the villages and visits the manor houses. 26cms x 20cms. Pp.xvi/232, 9 etchings + many illustrations in the text, rough-cut page edges. Brown cloth, gilt shield motifs to front board, gilt title to spine, spine rebacked, slightly rubbed with bumps and wear to corners. G+. View more info

Pebmarsh Church, Essex.


Price: £15.00

Publisher: Oxford: University Press, 1946.:

Seller ID: 42768

1st edition. Pp.viii/90, black & white photo frontispiece + one colour plate illustrating the Shields of Boxted and Fitz Ralph18 further black & white plates + 3 illustrations in the text. Red cloth, armorial shield to front board, gilt title to spine, minor edge wear. VG. View more info

The Silver Jubilee of the Diocese of Chelmsford 1914-1939. Some Thoughts and Memories.

By: BAYNE, Ven. Archdeacon P.M.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Chelmsford: The Essex Weekly News Series Ltd, nd. (c.1939).:

Seller ID: 43629

Contents: 1. Early Christianity in Essex. 'The Power of Christian Unity'; 2.Essex in the Diocese of London:675-1846; 3.A Diocese in Transition. a) Essex in the Diocese of Rochester 1846-1877. b)Essex in the Diocese of St Albans 1877-1914. c)Essex Passes into the Diocese of Chelmsford 1914; 4.Some Facts and Figures 1914-1939; 5.Some Worthies of the Church in Essex; 6.Some Jubilee Reflections. Pp.20, dates and events to inside front cover. Blue card wraps. VG. View more info

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A History of Coggeshall, in Essex. With An Account Church, Abbey, Manors, Ancient Houses and Biographical Sketches... including The Family of Coggeshall from 1149, to the re-union at Rhode Island, U.S.A ., in 1884 By Geo. Fred Beaumont

By: BEAUMONT, Geo. Fred. [George Frederick Beaumont 1856-1928] .

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Coggeshall: Edwin Potter, Market End / London: Marshall Brothers, Paternoster Row, MDCCCXC [ 1890 ] .:

Seller ID: 43282

First Edition with a link to the first American settlers. A very good original illustrated binding. 8vo. 8.75" x 5.75". pp.14/[2pp.]/pp.272 . Red cloth covered boards, corners rubbed and bumped. Gilt title to spine. Black illustration of church to front board. Neat dedication to front endpaper: "Mary Louisa Trumbell Cogswell from her cousin Kittie Badger Cogswell Welch, Chrustmas, 1906". Photomezzotype frontis: "Coggeshall Church, Interior." Well illustrated with numerous woodcuts within the text, one full-page plate and a folding map of Coggeshall. Also illustrations within text. ** Excerpt ... View more info

The Creation of a Village. The Story of Tiptree.

By: BOOT, Freddie & DAVONPORT, Aubrey.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Marks Tey: C.W.Poole & Sons Ltd, 1977.:

Seller ID: 43710

23.5cms x 18cms. Pp.80, occasional maps, photographs and figure illustrations. Paperback, edges slightly toned. VG. View more info

Essex People 1750-1900. From Their Diaries, Memoirs and Letters.


Price: £15.00

Publisher: Chelmsford: Essex County Council, 1972.:

Seller ID: 45479

1st edition. Essex Record Office Publications No.59. "The range is a wide and representative one, including two cloth-manufacturers, a silk weaver, a tailor, a miller, a watchmaker, two farmers, a doctor, two clergymen, a fifteen-year-old girl, a country gentleman and a country gentleman's wife, and among these are Anglicans, Nonconformists, Tories, Liberals and a working-class leader." Pp.viii/215, maps to endpapers, 8 black & white plates. Black cloth, orange dustwrapper has sunning to spine and wear to top edges with small tears and losses. VG/G+. View more info

Colchester in the 18th Century.


Price: £8.00

Publisher: By author. 1969.:

Seller ID: 27841

Pp 30, signed by author to title page. P/b, illustrated cover. G+. View more info

Essex at Work 1700-1815.


Price: £12.50

Publisher: Chelmsford: Essex County Council, 1969.:

Seller ID: 28018

1st ed. Cloth trade, Agriculture, Handicrafts, Transport and Towns. 25.2cms. x 16cms. Pp. 183 + map to rear endpapers, owners name to fep. Illustrated laminated boards. G+. View more info

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Prosperity and Poverty. Rural Essex, 1700-1815.


Price: £10.00

Publisher: Chelmsford: Essex Record Office, 1996. 1898529086:

Seller ID: 45008

ISBN: 1898529086

1st edition. "This study of rural Essex in the eighteenth century shows us a divided society in which landowners demanded and received higher rents, enterprising farmers enjoyed rising incomes and sought higher status, while among farm workers there was deepening poverty. Meanwhile, cottage incomes fell further as the cloth industry's collapse deprived wives and daughters of their spinning earnings and their age-old occupational culture." 23.5cms x 17cms. Pp.viii/203, black & white frontispiece. Paperback. VG. View more info

Education in Essex. 1964-1973.

By: BUNGEY, David.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Chelmsford: Threadneedle House, 1974.:

Seller ID: 39508

The Report of the Essex Education Committee for the years 1964-1973. Pp.177, occasional black & white photographs throughout. Stiff blue card covers with old tape mark to front cover. G+. View more info

Essex in Parliament.

By: CAUNT, George.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Chelmsford: Essex Archaeological and Historical Congress/Essex Record Office, 1969. 0:

Seller ID: 37899

""Essex in Parliament" originally appeared in the Essex Journal 1966-1969. The general source is "Sessional Papers of the House of Lords" Vol.10 1878-9, and also "Essex Members of Parliament to 1874"." Pp.ii/147. Black cloth, gilt title to spine. VG. View more info

The Bulmer Brick & Tile Co. Ltd.


Price: £15.00

Publisher: Colchester: Colchester and Essex Museum, 1973. 0:

Seller ID: 37830

Printed in a limited edition of 500 copies. "This yard, taken over in 1936 by Mr Minter, is known to have been in existence as early as 1890, but the working of clay on this site may be traced back as far as Anglo-Saxon times." Pp.7, small wood engravings by the author throughout. Orange stiff card covers with wood engraving to front, slight sunning to front near spine. VG. View more info

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Clacton at War 1939-45.


Price: £12.00

Publisher: Colchester:Clacton VCH Group, 2003. 0954645804:

Seller ID: 39795

ISBN: 0954645804

"This illustrated book combines the story of Clacton-on-Sea during the Second World War, from documentary evidence, with the story of ordinary people living through an extraordinary period in history". Pp.viii/76, map to inside front cover + black & white photos occasionally throughout. Paperback. VG. View more info