Local History of Liverpool and its Hinterland
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An Illustrated History of Lancashire
By S. Austin, William Henry Pyne


Lancashire Illustrated: From Original Drawings
By S. Austin, William Henry Pyne
Published 1831 H. Fisher, Son, and Jackson Lancashire (England)
104 pages
Original copy available in Liverpool Record Office
This copy digitized Sep 10 2007 from Harvard University, USA

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This a very rare book - when looking at the illustrations you will see why. Much sought after by dealers in antiquarian prints, this book sells for a high price - a good return for those who will carve it up to create framed prints, but destroying the book in the process.
Very useful for historians - section on Liverpool, plus numerous illustrations at the end.


Liverpool as it was During the Last Quarter of the Eighteenth Century By Richard Brooke



Published 1863 J.R. Smith Liverpool (England)
558 pages
This copy digitised from Oxford University Apr 30, 2007
Original copy available in Liverpool Record Office
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Rare book - held in local record offices in rare book collections. Useful insight in Liverpool during the late 1700s by a contemporary.


History, directory and gazetteer of the county palatine of Lancaster By Edward Baines



Published 1824
Original from Oxford University
Digitised Oct 17, 2007
Original copy available in Liverpool Record Office
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Rare book - held in local record offices in rare book collections. Useful insight in Liverpool during the late 1700s by a contemporary.


The Stranger in Liverpool


The Stranger in Liverpool; or, An historical and descriptive view of the Town of Liverpool and its Environs.
Published 1823
Original from the Bodleian Library, Oxford University
Digitised Apr 24, 2007
Original copy available in Liverpool Record Office
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The seventh edition of a volume that was regularly updated in the first half of the 19th century. A history of Liverpool, followed by a guide to the buildings and other aspects of the town.
Very useful for historians, plus numerous sketched illustrations at the rear of the volume.

The Moore Rental
By Edward Moore, (edited by Thomas Heywood)



contained in the Chetham Society Journal Volume XII (1847)
Published 1847
158 pages
Original from the University of California
Digitised Aug 22, 2007 Original copy available in Liverpool Record Office
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A description of the land tenure held by Edward Moore of Bank Hall in the small town of Liverpool during the Restoration period.

The Norris Papers
(edited by Thomas Heywood)



contained in the Chetham Society Journal Volume IX (1846)
Published 1846
190 pages
Original from the New York Public Library
Digitised Feb 23, 2007
Original copy available in Liverpool Record Office
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A transcription of the collected Norris Papers (of Speke Hall) mainly from the late 17th/early 18thc.
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