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AYERST, David (David George Ogilvy), 1904-1992 : THE MANCHESTER GUARDIAN : BIOGRAPHY OF A NEWSPAPER.

AYERST, David (David George Ogilvy), 1904-1992 : THE MANCHESTER GUARDIAN : BIOGRAPHY OF A NEWSPAPER.

Ithaca : Cornell University Press, (1971). First edition : the American issue. A full-length history of the newspaper from 1821 to 1956 - John Edward Taylor, Jeremiah Garnett, C. P. Scott, A. P. Wadsworth, etc.
Medium 8vo. 702,[ii]pp. Plates. Genealogical tables on endpapers - that at front inserted upside down. Original cloth gilt; very good, clean and sound in just slightly dusty dust-jacket.

£25

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BARKER, Nicolas (Nicolas John) : STANLEY MORISON.

London : Macmillan London, (1972). First edition. Both a life of Stanley Morison (1889-1967) and an authoritative account of typography in the twentieth century - with much incidental material on Lord Astor, R.M. Barrington-Ward, Lord Beaverbrook, Robert Bridges, William Burch, Cambridge University Press, Eric Gill, Victor Gollancz, Edward Johnston, Hans Mardersteig, the Monotype Corporation, Bruce Rogers, Oliver Simon, The Times, D.B.Updike, Beatrice and Frederic Warde, etc.
Foolscap 4to. 566,[ii]pp. Plates. Portraits. Original cloth; mild spotting of edges, but a very good copy in a slightly furled and nicked dust-jacket, with a short tear to upper panel.

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CRAIG, Mary Elizabeth : THE SCOTTISH PERIODICAL PRESS 1750-1789.

Edinburgh : Oliver & Boyd, 1931. First edition. A survey of the spread and significance of Scottish newspapers and periodicals in the eighteenth century - with a concise account (and a further bibliographical entry) for each publication, etc.
Foolscap 4to. (viii),(114),[ii]pp. Original cloth, lettered on spine in gilt; top edge gilt; slightly bruised and a little bowed; some mild spotting of edges; a very good copy in a slightly nicked dust-jacket, with small areas of surface loss on spine.

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DESMOND, R.G.C. (Raymond George Coulter) : OUR LOCAL PRESS : A SHORT HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE NEWSPAPERS OF WALTHAMSTOW.

London : Walthamstow Antiquarian Society, (1955). First edition. An interesting and detailed account of a rich variety of local publishing - with material on twenty-five different local productions from 1870 onwards.
Demy 8vo. [vi],88pp. Plates. Illustrations. Folding chronological table. Original wrappers; very slightly rubbed; slight scuff to upper wrap, but a very good copy.

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GARDNER, Fitzroy, 1855-1931 : MORE REMINISCENCES OF AN OLD BOHEMIAN.

GARDNER, Fitzroy, 1855-1931 : MORE REMINISCENCES OF AN OLD BOHEMIAN.

London : Hutchinson & Co., [1926]. First edition. Further reminiscences from the author of "Days and Ways of an Old Bohemian" (1921) - ranging in extraordinary variety across the Victorian law courts, newspaper men, the stage, travels in the Far East, and service in the Great War ("lying largely about my age").
Demy 8vo (23cm). 314,[ii]pp. Plates. Portraits. Original cloth; cloth faintly marked; some spotting of edges, etc., but a good, sound and still bright copy. With the neat ownership stamp and initials of J. Wright.

£25

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HAMMOND, J. L. (John Lawrence), 1872-1949 : C. P. SCOTT OF THE MANCHESTER GUARDIAN

London : G. Bell & Sons, 1934. First edition. A presentation copy, inscribed to Samuel Telley, signed and dated (1934) by John Hammond. A full-scale biography of the legendary journalist Charles Prestwich Scott (1846-1932), with specific chapters on women's suffrage, Ireland, the Great War, etc.
Demy 8vo. (xvi),(366),[ii]pp. Plates. Portraits. Original cloth; a little dulled; a few small spots, but a very good and sound copy.

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HARDMAN, Sir William, 1828-1890 : A MID-VICTORIAN PEPYS : THE LETTERS AND MEMOIRS OF SIR WILLIAM HARDMAN, M.A., F.R.G.S.

HARDMAN, Sir William, 1828-1890 : A MID-VICTORIAN PEPYS : THE LETTERS AND MEMOIRS OF SIR WILLIAM HARDMAN, M.A., F.R.G.S.

London : Cecil Palmer, (1923). Second edition : revised. The memoirs of the barrister and journalist, editor of the "Morning Post" between 1872 and 1890 - with much on Shirley Brooks, George Meredith, Skittles, James Virtue, and others, together with Hardman on scandals, law-cases and life in London in the 1860s. Edited and annotated by S. M. Ellis. First published earlier in 1923.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (xii),316pp. Plates. Portraits. Original cloth; some spotting; plates slightly wrinkled, but otherwise a very good copy in the dust-jacket.

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MILNE, Maurice : THE NEWSPAPERS OF NORTHUMBERLAND AND DURHAM : A STUDY OF THEIR PROGRESS DURING THE "GOLDEN AGE" OF THE PROVINCIAL PRESS.

Newcastle upon Tyne : Frank Graham, [1971]. First edition. The Alnwick Mercury, Durham Chronicle, Hexham Courant, Morpeth Herald, Newcastle Journal, Shields Gazette, Sunderland Sentinel and many more.
Demy 8vo. 236,[ii]pp. Plates. Portraits. Original rexine; a touch bruised; mild spotting of edges, but a very good copy in a just faintly tanned dust-jacket.

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[MUDDIMAN, Joseph George] : TERCENTENARY HANDLIST OF ENGLISH & WELSH NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES & REVIEWS.

London : The Times, 1920. First edition. An exhaustive and fully indexed chronological listing of all the known English and Welsh newspapers, magazines and periodicals from 1620 to 1919 - including dates of first and last issue, etc. Prefaced by an historical introduction to newspaper history.
Royal 8vo. (214),(lii),215-324,(xxxvi)pp. Original cloth gilt over bevelled boards; just a little rubbed and lightly dulled; neat name on front free endpaper, but a very good, sound and serviceable copy.

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NESBITT, George L. (George Lyman), 1903-1985 : BENTHAMITE REVIEWING : THE FIRST TWELVE YEARS OF THE WESTMINSTER REVIEW 1824-1836.

New York : Columbia University Press, 1934. First edition. An interesting study of place, period, and its currents of debate and thought, with much on Jeremy Bentham, Sir John Bowring, Lord Byron, Thomas Carlyle, James Mill, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Love Peacock, etc. In the Columbia "Studies in English and Comparative Literature" series.
Demy 8vo (22cm). (viii),208,[ii]pp. Original cloth; very slightly rubbed and a little sunned; faint mark to lower cover, but otherwise a very good and sound copy.

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NOBLE, John : MISCELLANEA INVERNESSIANA, WITH A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF INVERNESS NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS.

Stirling : Eneas Mackay, 1902. First edition. An entertaining assemblage from the byways of Inverness history - with sections on the site of Macbeth's castle, local characters, the Ness islands, the trial of John Grant, fiddlers, the Inverness post office, James Paterson the poet, popular entertainers, the floods of 1834 and 1849, etc., and with a full and highly informative bibliography of the locally published newspapers and periodicals. Compiled by the Inverness bookseller John Noble, edited, etc., by John Whyte, and with an appendix (expanding the bibliography) by William Mackay.
Demy 8vo. xii,(238)pp. Tissue-guarded plates. Illustrations. Original armorial cloth gilt; top edge gilt; lightly rubbed, a little sunned, and slightly bruised; a few minor marks; a little shaken, but a good copy of a scarce work. Fewer than 110 copies were subscribed for.

£85

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RICHARDSON, J. Hall (Joseph Hall), 1857-1945 : FROM THE CITY TO FLEET STREET : SOME JOURNALISTIC EXPERIENCES OF J. HALL RICHARDSON.

RICHARDSON, J. Hall (Joseph Hall), 1857-1945 : FROM THE CITY TO FLEET STREET : SOME JOURNALISTIC EXPERIENCES OF J. HALL RICHARDSON.

London : Stanley Paul, (1927). First edition. Recollections of a newspaper man (who began on the Stock Exchange) - with much on Edwin Arnold, E. L. Blanchard, the Daily Telegraph, Garibaldi, W. E. Gladstone, Jack the Ripper, C. W. Mathews, the Rothschilds, etc. With an introduction by W. L. Courtney.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [vi],302pp. Plates. Illustrations. Original cloth; very good.

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ROBINSON, Lionel G. : BOSTON'S NEWSPAPERS.

Boston : Richard Kay Publications for the History of Boston Project, 1974. First edition. An interesting account of rich heritage of local newspaper publishing in Lincolnshire. History of Boston series No. 11.
Demy 8vo. (vi),(66)pp. Illustrations. Original stapled wraps; a few slight marks; neat name on verso of upper wrap, but a good copy.

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SCOTT, J.W. Robertson (John William Robertson), 1866-1962 : THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A NEWSPAPER : AN ACCOUNT OF THE TEMPERAMENTS, PERTURBATIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF JOHN MORLEY, W. T. STEAD, E. T. COOK, HARRY CUST, J. L. GARVIN AND THREE OTHER EDITORS OF THE PALL MALL GAZETTE.

SCOTT, J.W. Robertson (John William Robertson), 1866-1962 : THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A NEWSPAPER : AN ACCOUNT OF THE TEMPERAMENTS, PERTURBATIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF JOHN MORLEY, W. T. STEAD, E. T. COOK, HARRY CUST, J. L. GARVIN AND THREE OTHER EDITORS OF THE PALL MALL GAZETTE.

London : Methuen & Co., (1952). First edition. The absorbing story of the power, reach and influence of a once-great newspaper and particularly of its editors - “one of them went to gaol, one became a viscount, two were knighted, one gained a marble monument, one edited Ruskin in thirty-nine volumes, another the Encyclopaedia Britannica ...”. An essential study of the history of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Demy 8vo (23cm). xii,(418)pp. Plates. Illustrations. Original cloth; very slightly bruised, but a very good copy in a lightly worn and somewhat sunned dust-jacket.

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SHAABER, M.A. (Matthias Adam), 1897- : SOME FORERUNNERS OF THE NEWSPAPER IN ENGLAND 1476-1622.

Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1929. First edition. The standard narrative account of the birth of English journalism, with individual chapters on the earliest official news; personal news; partisan news; popular news; foreign news; news-ballads; news-writers; news-publishers; and the beginnings of newspapers proper.
Medium 8vo (24cm). (xii),368pp. Frontispiece. Facsimiles. Original quarter cloth, paper label; a few slight marks and signs of use; endpapers a little tanned, but still a very good copy. Contemporary ownership inscription of W. H. Brentnall.

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SINGLETON, Frank :  TILLOTSONS 1850-1950 : CENTENARY OF A FAMILY BUSINESS.

SINGLETON, Frank : TILLOTSONS 1850-1950 : CENTENARY OF A FAMILY BUSINESS.

Bolton & London : Tillotson & Son, 1950. First edition. A centenary history of the Lancashire printing, newspaper and carton manufacturing firm founded in Bolton by John Tillotson (1821-1906).
Demy 8vo (23cm). x,94pp. Plates. Portraits. Illustrations. Endpaper maps. Original buckram; a very good copy in lightly used dust-jacket.

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[WITHERS, Hartley, 1867-1950, & OTHERS] : A NEWSPAPER HISTORY 1785-1935. REPRINTED FROM THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY NUMBER OF THE TIMES, JANUARY 1, 1935.

London : Times Publishing Co., 1935. First edition. An attractively produced and illustrated history of "The Times", from its inception in 1785 as "The Daily Universal Register". With material on Thomas Barnes, John Thadeus Delane, William Hazlitt, John Walter and others, as well as on distribution, paper, photography, typography, etc.
Crown 4to. (viii),(214),[xiv]pp. Plates. Portraits. Facsimiles. Endpaper maps. Original cloth; a few slight signs of age and use, but a very good copy.

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