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1 BLAKE Solway Firth

BLAKE, BRIAN. The Solway Firth. Brian Blake. Robert Hale Limited, 63 Old Brompton Road, London S.W.7. (First published 1955) (The Regional Books Series). Octavo. Bound rust/orange cloth with gilt lettering on spine and gilt vignette on lower corner of front cover, red pencil page notes on rear free endpaper, otherwise good+ condition. Dust jacket worn at spine ends but protected in mylar sleeve. Inscription on front free endpaper: "To Sally & Milton [Carothers] as a memento of a day spent in the land of 'Milton's forefathers.' From A. T McGlasson Rotary Club of Annan." Pagination: x, 230pp, includes index and many black & white photo illustrations. 
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2 BURNS, ROBERT. Complete Works of Robert Burns (Self -Interpreting) Illustrated
Illustrated with Sixty Etchings and Wood Cuts, Maps and Facsimiles.
 1896 Bound green cloth with paper title labels Bound green cloth with paper title labels printed in red and black, title labels chipped and rubbed, cloth rubbed at extremities, water spots on covers of first two vols (vol. 1, parts 1 & 2), top page edges gilt, other edges untrimmed, green vine & floral endpapers with bookplate of M.S. Carothers, light foxing throughout--heavier on a few pages, printed on heavy paper, good+ condition. book Octavo Philadelphia, The Gebbie Publishing Co., Limited, 1896. 
BURNS, ROBERT. The Complete Works of Robert Burns (Self -Interpreting) Illustrated with Sixty Etchings and Wood Cuts, Maps and Facsimiles. [small woodcut] [volume & part] Philadelphia, The Gebbie Publishing Co., Limited, 1896. 6 vols bound in 12. Octavo.

Bound green cloth with paper title labels printed in red and black, title labels chipped and rubbed, cloth rubbed at extremities, water spots on covers of first two vols (vol. 1, parts 1 & 2), top page edges gilt, other edges untrimmed, green vine & floral endpapers with bookplate of M.S. Carothers, light foxing throughout--heavier on a few pages, printed on heavy paper, good+ condition. Titles printed in red and black. At the bottom of the half-title of vol 1 is printed: "One Hundred Copies only of the Centenary Edition have been printed for sale, each of which will be numbered. This Copy No. 5." The "5" is written in red and stamped over it is the blind embossed stamp of the Gebbie Publishing Co. Limited.

A quite nice edition of Burns. At the head of each poem, song or letter is printed where and when it was first published. The Scotch words are printed in italics, and their English meaning, in small type appears at the end of each line. The date of the compositions, and the age of the Poet at the period, appear at the head of each alternate page. Included are historical notes after each item. Many have music with them or at least give the name of the tune they were sung to. The final volume contains chronological and topographical table of Burns' works, a lengthy Scottish glossary with examples from Burns' works, an index of first lines, an index to Burns' letters, and finally a general index. Plus there are sixty-some fine etchings, maps, facsimiles, etc.
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3 RIDPATH, GEORGE Border-History of England and Scotland, Deduced from the Earliest
1810 Bound full marbled calf sometime rebacked with old spine strip laid over, rubbed & scuffed, worn through leather at corners, marbled endpapers with modern bookplate of M.S. Carothers on front paste-down endpaper, inside hinged strengthened with strip of maroon cloth, hinge repaired with cellophane tape behind title page, large but light dampstain to title and 2 other leaves, light occasional foxing. Former owner's signature at top of title. Quarto London 
RIDPATH, GEORGE. The Border-History of England and Scotland, Deduced from the Earliest Times, to the Union of the Two Crowns. Comprehending a Particular Detail of the Transactions of the Two Nations with one another; Accounts of Remarkable Antiquities; and a Variety of Interesting Anecdotes of the most considerable Families and distinguished Characters in both Kingdoms. By the Late Rev. George Ridpath of Stitchill; Revised and Published by the Author's Brother, The Rev. Philip Ridpath, of Hutton. A New Edition. London: Printed by A. Macpherson, Russell-Court, Covent-Garden, for P. Wright, 45, Broad Street, Bloomsbury; R. Priestley, R. Ogle, and J. Cuthell, Holborn; J. Booth, Duke Street, Portland Place; J. Nunn, Queen's Street, Lincoln's-Inn-Fields; J. and J. Richardson, Royal Exchange, and T. Hamilton, Paternoster Row. 1810. Quarto.

Bound full marbled calf, sometime rebacked with old spine strip laid over, rubbed & scuffed, worn through leather at corners, marbled endpapers with modern bookplate of M.S. Carothers on front paste-down endpaper, inside hinged strengthened with strip of maroon cloth, hinge repaired with cellophane tape behind title page, large but light dampstain to title and 2 other leaves, light occasional foxing. Former owner's signature at top of title. Collation: A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, 3A-3Z4, 4A-4Y4, 4Z2. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [iii]-v Dedication, [vii]-viii Preface, [1]-706 text, [707]-724 Index. George Ridpath was minister at Stitchill. When he died in 1772 his brother Philip Ridpath published George's work in 1776. It is considered a good introduction to the subject--Allibone. 
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4 THOM Out-lines of a Constitution; Proposed for the Examination, Amendment &
1797 18TH-ENG-LEEDS 
THOM, WILLIAM and ALEXANDER KILHAM. Out-lines of a Constitution; Proposed for the Examination, Amendment & Acceptance, of the Members of the Methodist New Itinerancy. By Wm. Thom, and Alex. Kilham, Ministers of the Gospel. Consider of it, take advice, and speak your minds. Judges xix.30. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty. 2 Cor. iii.17. Leeds: Printed in 1797. [Price Four-Pence.]. 12mo in 6's. Disbound pamphlet, light damp stain on inner portion of pages, light foxing. Collation: A-D6. Pagination: iv, [5]-48pp. Alexander Kilham (1762-1798) "one of the most celebrated characters in the history of Methodism, the founder of the `New Connection of Wesleyan Methodists,' frequently called simply `Kilhamites,' and really the first man in the Methodist connection who advocated the representation of the lay element in the government of the Church. ...At the next Conference [1796], however, he was severely criticised for his assertion of the popular rights, and for the publication of a pamphlet on the Progress of Liberty, in which he urged a distribution of the power of government between the clerical and the lay elements. In the course of the controversy severe remarks had been thrown out by Kilham which were construed by the preachers into defamations of the society, and at the London Conference of 1796 he was formally arraigned, and expelled from the connection. This summary process precipitated the division of sentiment, and resulted in the establishment of an independent body (now known as the New Connection Methodists) in 1797 at Ebenezer Chapel. ...What he actually sought to accomplish was the entire separation of the Methodists from the Established Church, with a due representation of the lay element in the government of the new Church, to be formed at once."--J.H. Workman in McCLintock & Strong: Cycl. Bibl. Theol. & Eccl. Lit. V:78-79. From the "Advert 
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