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A selection of our stock of antique maps and books about Liverpool.


(We are beginning to develop our section of maps, town plans, panoramas, sea-charts, etc. of places other than Liverpool. Please scroll down the page.)


New and Exact Survey of the River DEE or Chester-water, by Capt. Greenvile (sic) Collins, c. 1700. Map size, c. 17 by 22 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.



A closer view of the cartouche from this famous map from 'Great Britain's Coasting Pilot.'


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A very rare map indeed, not photographed to the best standards.


An original print of the Plan of LIVERPOOL, by John Eyres, first published 1765.




The title cartouche.....





.....and a close detail.



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Plan of the Town of Liverpool with its docks, streets, lanes and alleys, laid down to the 29th September, 1768, by John Eyres, engraved by T. Kitchen, 1759. Old colour. Unframed. Map size, c. 12 by 15 inches. 




A closer view of the map.....




.....and a second closer view.


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Plan of the Town of Liverpool, with all the late improvements, from an actual Survey in 1796. Engraved by T. Conder. Published in Liverpool, August 12th, 1796, by J. Gore. The map is sized c. 16.5 by 22.5 inches. An uncoloured, lightly stained copy, framed in an old dark wood moulding.


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Plan of LIVERPOOL, c. 1796. Uncoloured, unmounted.


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Plan of Liverpool, with the environs, by J. Gore. Published January, 1806. Map size, 17 by 23 inches. Later colour. Framed in a thick gold moulding.



A closer view of the coat of arms and title of this map.



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Plan of Liverpool, engraved by S.J. Neele, Strand, London, and published September 1st, 1807, by T. Troughton, Liverpool. Sheet size, 19 by 26 inches; Plan size, 18 by 13 inches. One of the rarest Liverpool items, even in this tatty condition! The item was to be included in Troughton’s History, but it is rarely found there.



The view of Liverpool from the river which is part of this very rare item......



.....and the plan.....



.....and finally the dedication. There really are very few examples of this map around!


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An unnamed plan of Liverpool, about 1820. Originally included in a copy of "The Strangers Guide" to the city, this map was also published separately in a slip case. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


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Liverpool, 1821. Plan of the town and township of Liverpool, with the environs; with a plan of Liverpool, 1725. Engraved by J.H. Franks, published by J. Gore, Liverpool. A rare folding map, uncoloured, and in its original case.



The map and case.  Case size – 8.25 by 5.5 inches.



A detailed view of this unusual map.


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Liverpool, c. 1835 by Lewis. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.



A closer view of the map.....



.....and a detail.


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A small series of unframed maps.


Liverpool and its environs engraved from an actual survey made by Thomas Swire, 1823 - 1824, published by W. Wales & Co. Contains a small "Mapp of Leverpoole," 1750, and the seals of the Dock Board, Corporation, and Exchange. View of the Exchange. Unframed. Old colour. Map size, 16 x 21 inches. 





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.....Manchester and its environs: engraved from an actual survey made in 1824, by William Swire, Leeds; for the History, directory and gazetteer of Lancashire, by Edwd. Baines / engraved by Franks and Johnson, Leeds.


For the beginning of a section of town plans other than Liverpool, please scroll down the page.


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A third unframed map - from A Flora of Liverpool with Appendix etc. for the  year 1838... by T.B. Hall. Engraved by Walker, and published by Whitaker & Co., London, 1839.



A closer view of the map.....



.....and the description beneath the bottom margin.


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A fourth map..... by G.F. Cruchley, London, Map-Seller and Globe Maker.



A closer view of the map.....



.....and the maker's location - 61 Fleet Street.


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A fifth..... James Pigot's, A New Map of the Manufacturing District Extending 40 by 28 miles around Manchester with every recent Improvement. Manchester, 1838. Extending from Liverpool to Barnsley, and from Burnley to Sandbach. Map size, c. 16 by 19 inches.



A closer view of the title.....



.....and the area around Manchester.


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Very detailed map of the town of Liverpool and the surrounding areas. Map of the town and port of Liverpool, with their environs, including Seacomb, Woodside, Birkenhead, Tranmere, &c. from an actual survey, by Jonathan Bennison, Liverpool, 1835. Engraved by J. Dower, original colour, on four sheets 49x68.5 inches. Housed in its original box. A gift to the Law Society in the early Twentieth Century, as shown by the donor's original letter pasted onto the reverse of sheet one. See below.



A close detail from Bennison's survey showing the eastern border of the town, township boundaries, land ownership, etc.


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A second, very detailed map. Gage's Trigonometrical plan of the town and port of Liverpool, including the environs of Kirkdale, Everton, Low Hill, Edge Hill, and Toxteth Park, from an actual survey. Engraved by T. Starling, and published March 1st, 1836, by M.A. Gage, Liverpool. Map size, 39x65 inches. Full original colour, with its original slip case. See below.



A close detail from Gage's survey, showing the area around the Customs House, individual properties,etc.


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Liverpool and its environs, including the Cheshire coast, [1836]. Surveyed and drawn by H. Austen, engraved by B.R. Davies. Map size, 18 by 20 inches. Original colour. Framed in a gold moulding.



A closer view of the map.....



.....and of the dock area in the 1830s.



The map contains lists of the principal buildings, churches, &c., and brief notes on the various districts on the Cheshire side.


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A second, unframed copy of the map is also available.



The top part of this unframed map.


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An unusual, unframed plan of Liverpool c. 1836. From 'Pinnock's Guide to Knowledge.'



A closer view of the map.


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Liverpool, drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin, the view engraved by H. Winkles, published by John Tallis & Co. c. 1850. Map size, c. 20 by 14 inches. Old colour. Unframed.



A closer look at the view of Liverpool.....



.....and the lower part of the map.


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A very rare map, not found in the major published catalogue, entitled A New Outline Map of Liverpool, Including the Cheshire Ferries & the Proposed new Docks, and carrying this description below the bottom margin: Published Expressly for “LACEYS” Pictorial Liverpool. A new and comprehensive Guide for Strangers and resident. Map size, 19 x 14 inches. Published c. 1850 to accompany Lacey’s volume – illustrations from which appear in the Liverpool prints section of this website. In remarkable condition, considering the thinness of the paper.



Pasted inside the cover is this advertisement for the proposed volume: LACEY’S PICTORIAL LIVERPOOL, with fifty illustrations, and a new outline map. The volume does not appear to have been published.



A closer view of the title....



...and the whole map.


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Four very rare maps. The first three maps come from 'Dr. Hume's Four Maps of Liverpool: Ecclesiastical Historical, Municipal, Moral & Social, by the Reverend. A. Hume D.C.L.


The first map from 'Dr. Hume's Four Maps of Liverpool: Ecclesiastical Historical, Municipal, Moral & Social, by the Reverend  A. Hume D.C.L.', published in Liverpool, 1858.  Map scale 1:14,900. These were first exhibited before the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science on October 13th, 1858.





The first map.....




.....and a detail.




The title.....




.....and the key.




An inset map of Liverpool shows the distribution of pauperism, cholera, and violent deaths.




The second map from 'Dr. Hume's Four Maps of Liverpool: Ecclesiastical Historical, Municipal, Moral & Social, by the Reverend  A. Hume D.C.L.', published in Liverpool, 1858.  Map scale 1:14,900.




The second map.....



......and a detail.



.....and the inset map of Liverpool.




The third map from 'Dr. Hume's Four Maps of Liverpool: Ecclesiastical Historical, Municipal, Moral & Social, by the Reverend  A. Hume D.C.L.', published in Liverpool, 1858.  Map scale 1:14,900.



The third map.....



.....and a detail.



The title.




The fourth map, also by A. Hume, is not part of the series but is on a similar theme.


MAP shewing the SPIRITUAL DESTITUTION of the GREAT TOWNS OF ENGLAND, by the Rev. A. Hume, D.C.L...... Printed in the Report of the Select Committee of the Lords on Church rates, 5th August, 1859. (This is one of a few copies separately printed for the Author.) Liverpool 1860.




The unfolded map.....




.....the title and key.....




.....and a familiar inset map of Liverpool.


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Philips’ Plan of the town and township of Liverpool, with Birkenhead and the adjoining Cheshire coast, compiled from an actual survey, by J. Bartholomew. Published by George Philip & Son, n.d., circa 1874. Map size, 28 x 24 inches.



                                 The title.....



..... and part of the map, showing the docks.



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Liverpool, dated 1851 and apparently unrecorded in the major printed catalogue, but similar to Austen's "Liverpool, with its Parliamentary  and Municipal boundaries, together with part of the River Mersey and the opposite Cheshire coast." Map size, 15 x 21 inches. Modern colour. Framed in a gold moulding.



A closer view of the map....



.....and of the title.



The dock area and central Liverpool in 1851.


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Liverpool, reduced from Gage's survey and engraved by T. Starling, with View of Liverpool, 1650, Black Rock light-house, and plan of Liverpool, 1729. Published c. 1850. Map size, 12 x 15 inches. Modern colour. Framed in a gold moulding. SOLD. Other copies of the map are available.


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LIVERPOOL, by Henry Greenwood, 16 Canning Place, Liverpool, c.1854.  Uncoloured. Map size, c. 12 by 9 inches. Framed in a Hogarth moulding.


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A Plan of LIVERPOOL, by John Eyres, first published 1765. This time, not original but a rare lithographic copy c. 1862. This title cartouche is to the top left of the map...



.....whilst the top right has this engraving of the old Town Hall.



A closer view of the map.....



.....and a detail.....



......and a further detail. The map was varnished sometime in its life and closely rolled.


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LIVERPOOL, by B.R.Davies, 1863.  From The Weekly Dispatch Atlas. Uncoloured; currently unmounted.



A closer view of the map.....



.....and a detail.


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Henry Austin, Liverpool, with its PARLIAMENTARY and MUNICIPAL boundaries together with part of the River Mersey and the opposite Cheshire Coast. Original colour. Currently unmounted.



A closer view of the title.....



.....and a detail.


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.....Mawdsley's Map of Liverpool, 1876. Based on the Ordnance Survey, and specially revised and corrected to the present time by Ryder & Wrennall, Surveyers & etc. Liverpool.



A closer view of the map.


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A large wall map on four sheets.


Top left sheet of Philips' New Map of LIVERPOOL and its environs, compiled from actual surveys, 1881. George Philip and Son, Kiverpool. Uncoloured, unframed. With backing board. Total map size, c. 41 by 50 inches.



The top right sheet.



A closer view of the Garston area.



The bottom left sheet.



A closer view of the north docks.



The bottom right sheet.


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PLAN of LIVERPOOL, by Charles Letts. 1881. Original colouring. Currently unmounted.



A closer view of the map.


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A chart of Liverpool Bay, 1913.



The unfolded map.....



.....and a detail.


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City of Liverpool (as extended in 1913). Produced by J.Brodie, City Engineer. Map size, 44 x 31 inches.



A view of part of the map.


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A very rare item indeed: the original account book of the Scottish chapel on Mount Pleasant.


The Scottish chapel, Mount Pleasant. This was sited to the east of the Wellington Rooms.




Its description in Fisher's "Lancashire...."




The first entry records that the sum of £1,165/4/6 was paid for the land. The second, that the stonemasons were paid £923/15/-.




This is the 'List of the Share Subscribers.' The first entry, John Gladstone, records his purchase of four shares at £100 each.




The beginning of the accounts.....




.....and the final manuscript entry forthe summer, 1881.




The final accounts, for the summer of 1883, are printed and stuck into the volume.


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               Books about Liverpool and Liverpool's history.

We also have a number of original Books and Directories of Liverpool:

An Eighteenth Century history of Liverpool.

A General and Descriptive History...of Liverpool [with an account of] the African Trade, Liverpool, 1795. Sold.

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Nineteenth Century Histories of Liverpool.

Troughton's History of Liverpool.

Parts IX and X of T. Troughton's History of Liverpool, Liverpool 1810. Finding volumes in their original parts can now very difficult.

Part IX of the original series....

.... and Part X.


A complete copy of Troughton's history is also available in a modern binding.

Troughton's History of Liverpool. This copy lacks the maps and illustrations. Other copies are available.


For example, this edition retains most of its original binding.

The illustrations in this copy were coloured by hand.

A further hand-coloued image from this copy of Troughton's History of Liverpool.

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An early Twentieth Century History of Liverpool.

The Rise and Progress of Liverpool, 1551 - 1835, James Touzeau, Liverpool, 1910. Eighteen separate parts in a purpose made library box.

Published in Liverpool by the Liverpool Booksellers Co, 1910. 1st edition. 8vo.

The library box......


.....and the title.


The parts are complete and retain their original illustrations. This is the reconstruction of Liverpool castle.


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Early Nineteenth Century Guides to Liverpool.

Examples of three separate series are available.   Firstly.....


The Picture of Liverpool; or, Stranger’s Guide. Published by W. Jones, Liverpool, 1805. First edition. 156 pages. Modern leather binding. Map strengthened. Complete. Very good condition.

Published in Liverpool. Printed for W. Jones and C. Woodward, 1805. Small 8vo.


This two hundred year old book retains its map. They are often missing.


A closer view of the map: A Plan of the Town of LIVERPOOL. Engraved for the Picture of Liverpool. Undated. Original folds. Strengthened.


The Picture of Liverpool; or, Stranger’s Guide. Published by W. Jones and Wright, Liverpool, 1808. 204 pages. Described as “a new edition, considerably enlarged, embellished with engravings on wood…” Folding map.  Old boards. Decayed spine, otherwise in very good condition.


This volume retains its map. They are often missing.


A closer view of the map: A Plan of the Town of LIVERPOOL. The description in the top margin is now erased.


The volume nor contains woodcut illustrations. Here is a "View of the Old Church from the Parade".....


.....and here "the School for the Blind."

Sadly, a plate is missing and some pages repeated. The latter problem was probably caused at binding nearly 200 years ago. Even so, a really interesting item.


The Picture of Liverpool; or, Stranger’s Guide.
Published by T. Taylor, Liverpool, 1831. 216 pages. Described as “containing a history of the ancient and present state of the town….” Folding map affected by old ink stains. Original paper covers. Repair to front hinge, otherwise good condition.


The title page (showing interior repair) and the folding map.


The copy of The Picture of Liverpool with the map extended. The staining is old. Even so, the volume is often found with the map missing.


A closer view of the map, Liverpool. It was published by T. Taylor, Castle Street, Liverpool, in 1831.


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There is a second series with a very similar title:

The Stranger in Liverpool; or, an historical and descriptive view of Liverpool and its surroundings.
Printed by T. Kaye, Liverpool, 1807. 180 pages. First edition. Original boards (?). New spine with decayed spine pasted on, otherwise in very good condition.

Published in Liverpool by Thomas Kaye, 1807. 12mo.


The dedication, dated 1809, on the fly of the book above.

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The Stranger’s Pocket Guide through Liverpool.
Published by B. Smith, Liverpool, 1838. Described as containing “a brief historical sketch of the town….and an account of the railways, etc.” Folding map, plate, and adverts intact. Original paper cover on twentieth century boards (?) and recent repair to spine. Very good condition.


The book plate and name of an early owner: Thomas Dawson, Liverpool. He describes himself as a surgeon. The book is dated 1840 beneath the signature.


This pocket sized book is also unusual in that it retains the map. They are often missing.


A closer view of the map: Liverpool, Published by B. Smith, South Castle Street.


The book also retains its advertisements. The left advertises new steam packets between Liverpool and Belfast, and the right the sea water baths, St.George's Pier, Liverpool.


The Stranger in Liverpool, 3rd edition, 1812, with woodcut illustrations and map. 206 pages. Modern spine, original boards.

Published in Liverpool by Thomas Kaye, 1812. 12mo.


The title page. A previous owner's name (?) has been torn from the top.


The volume retains its map. They are very often missing.


A closer view of the map: A Correct Plan of the Town of Liverpool and its environs. Published by Thos. Kaye, 42 Castle Street, Liverpool.


The Stranger in Liverpool; or, an historical and descriptive view of the Town of Liverpool and its environs.  6th edition, 1820, with map. 288 pages. Wonderfully illustrated. Printed and sold by T. Kaye, 42, Castle-street [Liverpool.] Original paper covers pasted onto Twentieth century binding.


Published in Liverpool by Thomas Kaye, 1820. 12mo.


The title page and the folded map.


The sixth edition of the Stranger in Liverpool with its map extended.


A closer view of the map, Liverpool. The map is similar (?) to the coloured, framed unnamed example (dated 1820) shown above.


This copy of the Stranger in Liverpool also contains 58 uncoloured woodcut views of the city. These appear to match those in Troughton's History. "Views in Liverpool and its vicinity, illustrative of the stranger in Liverpool."


An example of one of the folding woodcut views: View of Liverpool in 1806.


A second example, a woodcut of the famous view of Liverpool in 1650. An original engraving can be found with the Liverpool prints.


Finally, the view of the conservatory at the botanic gardens.


The Stranger in Liverpool; or, an historical and descriptive view of the Town of Liverpool and its environs.  Printed and sold by T. Kaye, 45 Castle-street. 9th edition, 1829, with map. 288 pages, with a 54 page appendix, "containing copious extracts from the ancient town records, also extracts from a private manuscript of Sir Edward Moore." This copy also contains a six page Sketch of Liverpool in 1650. Finally, there are 18 pages of the Annals of Liverpool.


The spine on the modern binding.


The title page.....


.....and the folding map. This is often missing.


The map, "Published by Thos. Kaye, Castle Street, July, 1829."


The title and key, containing numbered references to the more important buildings shown on the plan.


A closer look at the map.


This edition also contained a famous reconstruction by Charles Okill of Liverpool in 1650.


The title of Okill's reconstruction.....


.....and a closer look at the detail. Okill used title deeds to devise the pattern of land-ownership in Liverpool.


This edition also contains woodcut views of the more important buildings - in this case, the Union News-Rooms.


The Stranger in Liverpool; or, an historical and descriptive view of the Town of Liverpool and its environs.  Printed and sold by T. Kaye, 45 Castle-street. 9th edition, 1829, with map. Original boards. 288 pages, with a 54 page appendix, "containing copious extracts from the ancient town records, also extracts from a private manuscript of Sir Edward Moore." This copy lacks the Sketch of Liverpool in 1650 found in the copy above, but this is not included in contents page. Finally, there are 18 pages of the Annals of Liverpool.


The title page.....


.....and the map.


The Stranger in Liverpool, with plates of the principal buildings, and a new and accurate map of the town. 10th edition, 1833. Printed and sold by Thomas Kaye, Castle-street. 302 pages. Appendix, etc.

Published in Liverpool by Thomas Kaye, 1833. 12mo.

The title page and the folded map.


The copy of the tenth edition of the Stranger in Liverpool and its map. These maps are often missing.


A closer viewof the map, Liverpool. Engraved for the Strabnger in Liverpool. Published by Thomas Kaye, Castle Street, 1831. [Compare this to the claim that the volume has a "new" map of the town! The damage must have been repaired at some time with sticky tape.


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Copies of a third series of early Nineteenth Century guides are also available. This is The Liverpool Guide, published by W. Moss.


This 2nd. edition is from 1797. This copy has a new spine and endpapers, but with old boards.

Published in Liverpool by T Swarbreck, for W Jones, 1797 2nd edition; enlarged. 8vo.


The title page and the folded map. Unlike many books of this age, the map is still present.


A closer view of the folding map. The imprint at the bottom is: Published as the Act directs, Febry. 1st. 1797 by WILLIAM JONES Castle Street.


This volume contains 164 pages, plus a page of errata. Page 102 (l.) begins the description of the town's Sunday Schools, and page 103 (r.) gives an account of Liverpool's 'Institution for Restoring Drowned Persons.' The latter begins, "Drowning is an accident so frequent here as to render this institution very necessary. Above 400 persons have become objects of it since its first institution, in 1775, more than one half of whom have been restored. A guinea is given to those who take up a body, if it be afterwards restored to life; if not restored, half a guinea..... Long poles with hooks at the ends, are dispersed in different places about the docks, for the purpose of dragging for those persons who fall in."


This second copy is of the 4th edition from 1801. It has a later binding and carries a library stamp on the map and on the last page.


The title page of this edition of Moss's Liverpool Guide.


This copy also has its folding map.


A closer view of the map. Note the old library stamp. The imprint described above has been erased.


There are now 192 pages. Page 175 begins an 18 page description of sea-bathing at Liverpool thus: "COLD bathing, or a complete immersion of the body in cold water, has been practised in all ages and countries, for the purpose of recreation and the preservation and restoration of health.... A preference has gradually increased, and is now very generally given, to sea water; and very justly; as it possesses every property that fresh water has, besides what is peculiar to itself....." The top of the page shows a woodcut scene of a bathing machine with its attendant, the horse used to pull it into position, and the head and shoulders of a bather.


This copy is also the 4th. edition from 1801. The spine has been renewed, but it too has the original boards (?) Sadly, this time the map is missing.


The map has been replaced by a modern reproduction.


The modern reproduction. This comes from a facsimile produced by the city of Liverpool's Public Relations Office in 1974. I am advised that the first edition is very rare indeed.


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                                     Liverpool Directories.

A large number of Nineteenth Century directories is available. Examples include:

Gore's Directories for: 1803, 1843, 1845, 1849, 1876.

Gore's Liverpool directory, 1803.


Gore's Liverpool Directory, 1843. Rebound. Library numbers to bottom of spine.

                                     The side view of this volume.

Gore's Liverpool Directory for 1876. Modern binding.

                                              The title page....

...and part of the contents. Here the occupants of each street are named.

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Pigot's Directories for:1834, 1847, 1848, 1855.

Pigot's directory for Liverpool, 1834. Rebound into a modern binding. The remaining volumes are bound in a similar manner.

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I suppose a "modern" equivalent. The list of telephone subscribers for the city of Liverpool and district for  1900 - 1901. Modern binding.

                        The title page.

The subscribers were listed in the manner still used today.

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Information on municipal and associated services wre contained in a series of Red Books - named from the colour of their covers.

The Liverpool and Birkenhead official RED BOOK for 1908. A comprehensive handlist and description of municipal, religious, and administrative Liverpool nearly a century ago. Ex-library. Re-bound in hard covers.

The following RED BOOKS are also available:

The Liverpool and Birkenhead official RED BOOK for 1911
The Liverpool and Birkenhead official RED BOOK for 1922
The Liverpool and Birkenhead official RED BOOK for 1926. SOLD.
The Liverpool and Birkenhead official RED BOOK for 1926 (p.b.)
The Liverpool and Birkenhead official RED BOOK for 1927 (p.b.)
The Liverpool and Birkenhead official RED BOOK for 1928
The Liverpool and Birkenhead official RED BOOK for 1929.

The Liverpool Red Book for 1926, showing the original limp covers. SOLD.

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Books on Liverpool's political history from the early Nineteenth Century.


Account of the Election at Liverpool, 1806. Old boards, but a new spine.


The title page: A comprehensive and impartial ACCOUNT OF THE ELECION in Liverpool, which commenced on the first and closed on the eigth of November, 1806, together with such of the SONGS AND SQUIBS....... Published in Liverpool, 1806.


This volume also contains a Correct list of the Freemen who polled, alphabeically arranged, with reference to the district in which they respectivly live.


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A second volume, this time dealing with the General Election in Liverpool for 1812. Published in Liverpool, 1812. Modern binding.


The title page of An IMPARTIAL COLLECTION of ADDRESSES, SONGS, SQUIBS, &C. published during the ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT for the borough of Liverpool. October, 1812.


A second copy of the same volume, but with an old binding.


The title page of An IMPARTIAL COLLECTION of ADDRESSES, SONGS, SQUIBS, &C. published during the ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT for the borough of Liverpool. October, 1812.


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A new contest, this time for the General Election of 1816. Published in Liverpool, 1816. Modern binding.


The title page of An IMPARTIAL COLLECTION of ADDRESSES, SONGS, SQUIBS, &C. published during the ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT for the borough of Liverpool. June 1816.

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The final volue concerning Liverpool elections: The Liverpool SQUIB BOOK with a correct and impartial collection of all the ADDRESSES, SONGS, SQUIBS, and other papers... To which are added THE WHOLE SPEECHES of THE RIGHT HON. GEORGE CANNING. Published in Liverpool in 1820. Original binding.


The title page..... The three candidates for the election were Right Hon. George Canning, General Gascoyne, Dr, Crompton, and Thomas Leyland, Esq.


This volume retains its full page woodcut cartoon. It is usually missing.


There are also simple woodcut illustrations to the pages.


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                        Modern volumes of Liverpool's History.

More recent volumes include:

Liverpool, painted by J. Hamilton Hay, described by Dixon Scott, with 25 full-page illustrations in colour. Published by Adam and Charles Black, London, 1907. Usually found bound in blue covers, this is the much rarer edition bound in green. (One loose plate.)


The title page, with a view of Castle Street.


Another of the fine illustrations.


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Bygone Liverpool, by Ramsay Muir. Published 1913. Wonderfully reproduced illustrations of some famous Liverpool prints.

The title page and...

.....an example of the layout of the book.

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An important single volume:

Liverpool Town Books, Proceedings of the Assemblies, Common Councils, Portmoot Courts, &c., 1550 - 1862. Published by The University Press of Liverpool. Volume 1, by J.A. Twemlow. Published 1918. Amongst other items, this volume record the activities of the Liverpool manor court in the Sixteenth Century, between 1550 and 1571. (For the pair, please scroll down.)

                                        The title page.

The reproductions of some of the documents used are complete.

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Sold as a pair:

The two volumes of J.A. Twemlow's transcription of the Liverpool Town Books. Proceedings of the Assemblies, Common Councils, Portmoot Courts, &c., 1550 - 1862. Published by The University Press of Liverpool. Amongst other items, these volumes record the activities of the Liverpool manor court in the Sixteenth Century.


The second volume appeared in 1935, and is much harder to locate than the first. It covers the years between 1571 and 1603.


The title page of Volume Two.


A record of the fines imposed by the manor court in 1582 on individuals for a range of offences, including assault.....


.....and on others for spoiling the environment for others.


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With a new binding, "LIVERPOOL A FEW YEARS SINCE," by 'An Old Stager.' Published in Liverpool and London in 1852.

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Two volumes bound as one:


The first part comprises a history of Gore's Liverpool directories entitled "LIVERPOOL TABLE TALK a hundred years ago." Published by Edward Howell, Liverpool, in 1882.


This is bound with "THE STREETS OF LIVERPOOL," by James Stonehouse. Published by Edward Howell, Liverpool, n.d.


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A rather decayed, but nevertheless important volume, entitled "LIVERPOOL in 1859." This was produced by Thomas Baines in that year.


Although the cover shows signs of wear, the insides are generally clean.


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A hard to find volume called "THE INHABITANTS OF LIVERPOOL FROM THE 14th TO THE 18th CENTURY," by R. Stewart-Brown. Privately printed in Liverpool in 1930.


The book comprises transcriptions of the major taxation records, rolls, etc., which allow you to estimate and analyse Liverpool's population.


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Liverpool under James I, George Chandler, Liverpool, 1960. Transcriptions from Liverpool’s Town Books from the reign of the first Stuart monarch.

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Liverpool under Charles I, George Chandler, Liverpool, 1965. Transcriptions from Liverpool’s Town Books from the reign of the second Stuart monarch.

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LIVERPOOL, Past, Present, Future, by J.F. Smith, G. Hemm, and A.E. Shennan. Liverpool, September 1948. An outline history and proposals for rebuilding the city after the war.


Part of Alderman Shennan’s chapter devoted to “The Future” – proposals for the redevelopment of the central areas (l.) and the Pier Head (r.)

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LIVERPOOL, Birkenhead, and New Brighton. Ward.Lock.&.Co., illustrated guide book. Fourteenth edition – revised. Limp covers.

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The beginning of a section devoted to maps, town plans, panoramas, etc. of places other than Liverpool.


Birdseye view of the City of Canterbury, c. 1580 by George Braun and Frans Hogenberg. Unmounted, unframed. Page size, c. 11.5  by 17 inches.



A closer view of the plan.


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The South West Prospect of GUILFORD, in the County of Surry, by George and Nathaniel Buck. Unmounted, unframed.



A closer view of the panorama.


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LEEDS, by John Tallis.



A closer view of the map.


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London, c. 1590, by Sebastian Munster. Unmounted, unframed.



A closer view of the plan.


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The Environs of London. 1741. Homann Heirs. Map probably by John Bowles and 'Prospect of London.' by Thomas Bowles.




A closer view of the map.....




.....and London Bridge from the 'Prospect.'



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A Plan of LONDON and its ENVIRONS, by Lewis.


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Environs of London. Windsor Castle to Gravesend. Unmounted, unframed.


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Manchester and Salford, c. 1810. Cole and Roper.



A closer view of the map.


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A very rare map of Manchester:

PLAN of the Parish of MANCHESTER, in the County of Lancaster, From a Survey made in the years 1818 and 1819 by WILLIAM JOHNSON, Manchester. Published by William Johnson, Surveyor, Faulkner Street, July 1st. 1820.




A closer view of central manchester.....




.....the title.....




.....and an outlying disctict - in this case, Stockport.


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A Plan of Manchester and Salford with their VICINITIES.....1834.

 


The title and a small part of north western Salford.



A second closer view of the map.


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Manchester and its environs: engraved from an actual survey made in 1824, by William Swire, Leeds; for the History, directory and gazetteer of Lancashire, by Edwd. Baines / engraved by Franks and Johnson, Leeds.



A closer view of the map.


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Windsor Castle in the Reign of Elizabeth. From Hoefnagle's engraving in Braun's Civitas Orbis Terrarum. Unmounted, unframed.



A closer view of the castle.


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A very rare title indeed: Sailing Directions from PORT LINAS to LIVERPOOL..... including tidal courses and tidal guage tables for navigating the Dee and the Mersey..... by Commander H.M. Denham R.N., printed and published in Liverpool, 1840.




The original cover.




The map of Liverpool Bay.....




.....and the light-houses and beacons.


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A huge item: Chart of the RIVER MERSEY, from Rock Lighthouse to Warrington Bridge. From a Survey made By Order of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board. 1871. Surveyed by Graham H. Hills and M.A. Sweny.




The title.....




....and a closer detail......




.....and a second detail.


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Some sea charts.


Land's End, by Greenville Collins. Unmounted, unframed.



A closer view of the cartouche.


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The English Channel, by Greenville Collins. Unmounted, unframed.



A detail.



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A complete set of Greenville Collins' charts is also available.




This edition is from 1781.




The title on themodern binding.




The folded chart of the Thames.




A closer view.




The chart of the approaches to Edinburgh.




The title cartouche.



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Greenville Collins,The Isle of Man. Framed in a Hogarth moulding.




A detail from the map.


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Greenville Collins, general map of the coast of North-West England, North Wales, and the Isle on Man.


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Greenville Collins, Rye.


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Greenville Collins, the North Sea.




The cartouche.....




.....and a detail.



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Greenville Collins, Burlington Bay, Scarborough & Hartlepoole.


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Greenville Collins, FOWEY and MOUNTS-BAY.




The title cartouche.



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Greenville Collind, The East Coast of SCOTLAND, with the islands of ORKNEY and SHETLAND.




The title cartouche.



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Greenville Collins, Aberdeen.




The cartouche.



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Greenville Collins, The Port of Leith.




An uncoloured edition is also available.


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Greenville Collins, part of the Shetland Islands.




The cartouche.



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Greenville Collins, part of the Shetland Islands.




Th cartouche.



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Greenville Collind, The Orkney Islands.





The title cartouche.



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The Coast adjacent to CHESTER and LIVERPOOL, from Ormes Head to Formby Point, surveyed and navigated by M. MACKENZIE. 1776.




A closer view of the title frame.




A detail.....




......a second closer view......




.....and a third.



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A large and rare chart of WATERFORD HARBOUR, surveyed in 1835.




The title: WATERFORD HARBOUR, surveyed for the Commissioners for Improving the Port, by SAMSON CARTER & NOBLETT, St.LEGER, Civil Engineers and Hydrographers. 1835.




A closer detail.....




.....and a second.....




.....a third.....




.....and a fourth.



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A New HYDROLOGICAL SURVEY of the NORTH & ST.GEORGE'S CHANNELS..... by Captain Joseph Huddart.




The title cartouche of this important map.




A detail.....




.....and a second.




The title, on the blue paper wrapping.




The complete, folded chart.


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A NEW and CORRECT CHART of the CHANNEL between ENGLAND and FRANCE..... Dr. Halley.




The title.....




.....and a detail.



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A small collection of charts by Lewis Morris.


Aberdovey, Bay, Bar, and Harbour.




The North Entrance of BARDSEY SOUND, and the Roads in Caernarvonshire.




BARDSEY ISLE, in Welch, YNYS ENLLIF.




Cardigan, Bay, Bar, and Harbour.




Goldtop Raod in St.Bride's Bay and MILFORD HAVEN in Pembroke shire.




Newport, Bay and Harbour.




Porthdinlleyn & Nevin Bay and Harbour. 25th November, 1800.




Porthdinlleyn & Nevin Bay and Harbour. 25th November, 1800. Uncoloured.




St.Tudwals Road, and Keirlad Road.




Tenby Harbour & Roads, and Caldey Roads, in Bristol Channel.



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