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BOVILL, E.W. (Edward William), 1892-1966 : THE ENGLAND OF NIMROD AND SURTEES : 1815-1854.

BOVILL, E.W. (Edward William), 1892-1966 : THE ENGLAND OF NIMROD AND SURTEES : 1815-1854.

London : Oxford University Press, 1959. First edition. A study of the golden age of fox-hunting and coaching, with chapters on both Charles James Apperley and Robert Smith Surtees, eleven chapters on “The Chase” and seven on “The Road”, a bibliography, etc.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [2],(xii),188,[ii]pp. Colour frontispiece. Plates. Map. Original cloth; slight production flaw to last leaf of text, otherwise a very good, sound and bright copy in a lightly rubbed and slightly creased dust-jacket.

£15

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BRADLEY, Tom : THE OLD COACHING DAYS IN YORKSHIRE.

BRADLEY, Tom : THE OLD COACHING DAYS IN YORKSHIRE.

Leeds : Yorkshire Conservative Newspaper Co. (“The Yorkshire Post”), 1889. First edition. An absorbing account, with much on the early history, Doncaster, John Frederic Herring, Ferrybridge, Tadcaster, York, Easingwold, Thirsk, Northallerton, Boroughbridge, and especially Leeds – with much incidental local history and numerous illustrations by the author of old coaching inns and local landmarks.
Demy 8vo (22cm). (xvi),237,[iv],[1]pp. Illustrations almost throughout. Original pictorial red cloth gilt; just a touch dulled, a touch shaken, but a very good copy.

£100

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LANE, Charles : COOPER HENDERSON AND THE OPEN ROAD : THE LIFE AND WORKS OF CHARLES COOPER HENDERSON 1803-1877.

LANE, Charles : COOPER HENDERSON AND THE OPEN ROAD : THE LIFE AND WORKS OF CHARLES COOPER HENDERSON 1803-1877.

London : J.A.Allen & Co., (1984). First edition. The first full-scale study of the Victorian coaching painter, Charles Cooper Henderson, with notes of paintings in public collections, a list of all the known prints made from his work, etc.
Demy 4to (30cm). 122,[ii]pp. Numerous illustrations, over thirty in colour. Original cloth; a very good copy in the dust-jacket – the jacket also very good.

£20

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MALET, Harold Esdaile, 1841-1918 : ANNALS OF THE ROAD : OR, NOTES ON MAIL AND STAGE COACHING IN GREAT BRITAIN.

MALET, Harold Esdaile, 1841-1918 : ANNALS OF THE ROAD : OR, NOTES ON MAIL AND STAGE COACHING IN GREAT BRITAIN.

London : Longmans, Green & Co., 1876. First edition. A valuable and beautifully illustrated history of coaching – with chapters on most aspects of the history, the coaches and the roads, as well as “some road slang terms”. Illustrated with striking colour-printed plates (finished with hand colour) by Hanhart and woodcuts in the text. As well as Captain Malet’s own work, this edition also collects together for the first time all the “Nimrod” [Charles James Apperley] essays on the subject.
Foolscap 4to (24cm). (xvi),(404)pp. Errata slip. Coloured frontispiece and nine coloured plates. Woodcuts in text. Original pictorial cloth gilt; very lightly worn at spine tips and a little sunned; a few minor internal marks, nicks and slight creases, but a very good copy.

£200

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