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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 (24cm). 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.

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BARKER, Nicolas (Nicolas John), 1932- : STANLEY MORISON.

BARKER, Nicolas (Nicolas John), 1932- : STANLEY MORISON.

London : Macmillan London, (1972). First edition. Both the best 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 (25cm). 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 the upper panel.

£25

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

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 (24cm). (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 and torn dust-jacket, with small areas of surface loss on spine.

£20

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DESMOND, R.G.C. (Raymond George Coulter), 1925- : OUR LOCAL PRESS : A SHORT HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE NEWSPAPERS OF WALTHAMSTOW.

DESMOND, R.G.C. (Raymond George Coulter), 1925- : 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 (23cm). [vi],82pp. Plates. Illustrations. Folding chronological table. Original wrappers; slightly rubbed; a few faint spots; slight scuff to upper wrapper, but a good copy.

£15

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

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 (23cm). (xvi),(366),[ii]pp. Plates. Portraits. Original cloth; a little dulled; a few small spots, but a very good and sound copy.

£25

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JERROLD, Walter (Walter Copeland), 1865-1929 : DOUGLAS JERROLD AND ‘PUNCH’.

JERROLD, Walter (Walter Copeland), 1865-1929 : DOUGLAS JERROLD AND ‘PUNCH’.

London : Macmillan & Co., 1910. First edition. A full-length account of the writer, playwright and wit Douglas Jerrold (1803-1857) and his distinctive voice in the emergence of “Punch” as a national institution. Also includes four of Jerrold’s longer pieces for “Punch” – “Capsicum House for Young Ladies”, “The Life and Adventures of Miss Robinson Crusoe”, “Our Honeymoon” and “Exhibition of the English in China”, as well as a full listing of all his anonymous or pseudonymous contributions to the magazine.
Demy 8vo (24cm). (xii),(448)pp. Plates. Illustrations. Original decorative cloth gilt; small puncture to upper board; endpapers tanned; rear endpaper cracked; some leaves a little roughly opened, but a good and still bright copy. Ownership inscriptions of the solicitor William Vaughan Best (1867-1942) and A. W. Best.

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KITCHIN, George : SIR ROGER L’ESTRANGE : A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF THE PRESS IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY.

KITCHIN, George : SIR ROGER L’ESTRANGE : A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF THE PRESS IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY.

London : Kegan Paul, 1913. First edition. A full-scale life of the extraordinary Sir Roger l’Estrange (1616-1704), writer, cavalier, press censor, polemicist and rake – and in some sense our first political journalist.
Demy 8vo (23cm). (xvi),440pp. Portrait, plates, facsimiles. Original cloth gilt; top edge gilt; covers a little rubbed, marked and bruised; edges a little tanned; a good and sound copy. Pictorial bookplate of Bertram Lloyd. Pencilled notes on rear endpaper.

£25

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LINTON, W.J. (William James), 1812-1897 : JAMES WATSON : A MEMOIR OF THE DAYS OF THE FIGHT FOR A FREE PRESS IN ENGLAND AND OF THE AGITATION FOR THE PEOPLE’S CHARTER.

LINTON, W.J. (William James), 1812-1897 : JAMES WATSON : A MEMOIR OF THE DAYS OF THE FIGHT FOR A FREE PRESS IN ENGLAND AND OF THE AGITATION FOR THE PEOPLE’S CHARTER.

New York : Augustus M Kelley, 1971. A facsimile reprint of the original 1880 edition. A memoir of James Watson (1799-1874), radical printer and publisher, champion of free speech and a free press. In the “English Book Trade” series.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [xii],(54),[vi]pp. Portrait. Original cloth gilt; faint marking to lower cover, but otherwise a very good, bright and sound copy.

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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.

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 (23cm). 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.

£20

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[MUDDIMAN, Joseph George, 1861-1939] : TERCENTENARY HANDLIST OF ENGLISH & WELSH NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES & REVIEWS.

[MUDDIMAN, Joseph George, 1861-1939] : 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 (26cm). (214),(lii),215-324,(xxxvi)pp. Original cloth gilt over bevelled boards; just a little rubbed and lightly dulled, but a very good, sound and serviceable copy. Neat contemporary ownership inscription.

£50

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

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.

£20

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ROBINSON, Lionel :   BOSTON’S NEWSPAPERS.

ROBINSON, Lionel : BOSTON’S NEWSPAPERS.

Boston : Richard Kay Publications for the History of Boston Project, 1974. First edition. An interesting account of the rich heritage of local newspaper publishing in Lincolnshire. History of Boston series No. 11.
Demy (22cm). (vi),(66)pp. Illustrations. Original stapled wrappers; a few slight marks and creases, but a good copy. Dated 1974 ownership inscription of G. E. Hailstone on verso of upper wrapper.

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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.

£25

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SHAABER, M.A. (Matthias Adam), 1897-1979 : SOME FORERUNNERS OF THE NEWSPAPER IN ENGLAND 1476-1622.

SHAABER, M.A. (Matthias Adam), 1897-1979 : 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.

£40

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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.

[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 (26cm). (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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