Library Books A-K

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT In addition to thanking many members and friends for their gifts of Liverpool and kindred books etc to its library. The Society would also like to place on public record its grateful thanks to the various authors, and publishers for their kind donations of new publications. Further offers of relevant material will, of course, be most welcome, but acceptance is in part dependent on availability of storage space, at present kindly provided by SFX Church.

  • ANON: Old Liverpool. A collection of 17 prints & an 18th Century Map of the City. [c1985]
  • AUGHTON, PETER.  “Liverpool, A Peoples History” A new edition, with expanded text, illustrations and photographs depicting Liverpool life, its beginning as a Tudor settlement, and its social and economic history to present day. It contains a larger Street Name reference section and an increased subject index, (first published in 1990).   Donated by Carnegie Press [2003]; Price £20.00; ISBN:  1-85936-114-5
  • BAGLEY, JJ “Lancashire” A History of, Illustrated with early settlements, Maps and Political boundaries to the present day.  [Philimore, 6th ed, 1976] B
  • AMFORD, J & COLLIER, R “Eyes of the Night” The air defence of North-Western England, 1940 – 1943.  [Pen and Sword Books Ltd 2005]
  • BAGLEY, J.J. “The Story of Merseyside” parts 1 & 2 [1968, 1969].
  • BARGE, JOHN. “A Gazetteer of Liverpool Breweries” [1987]
  • BELCHEM, JOHN (ed).  “Popular Politics Riot and Labour”. Essays in Liverpool History 1790-1940. Published for the Dept., of History, University of Liverpool.  [Liverpool University Press 1992]
  • BICKERTON,T W. “A Medical History of Liverpool from the earliest days to the year 1920″ An illustrated account of Medical/Surgical and Social conditions. It details famous names and early institutions. [Printed by John Murray, London  1936].
  • BRABIN, A.  “The Black Widows of Liverpool” An account of an infamous killing syndicate in Victorian Liverpool, with illustrations, press extracts, photographs, appended notes and reference detail. Published & Donated by Carnegie Press [2003]; Price £8.00; ISBN:  0-874181-21-7
  • BIBBY, CL.  “the shaftes” The story of the Shaftesbury Boys’ Club Birkenhead, from its philanthropic inception in 1886. Illustrated [1974].
  • BIBBY, J P. “The Bibbys Of Conder Mill & Their Descendents.”[1979]  Illustrated.
  • BIBBY J.B.& C.L.  “A Miller’s Tale.” A history of J. Bibby and son’s Ltd, Liverpool [1978] Illustrated.
  • BLUNDELL M “A Lancashire Squire.” Quote “The Life of Nicholas Blundell of Crosby 1669-1737″.  [Nov. 2002, 1st Published 1952]. Contains Extract from his Letter Book, Tenant Records and Disbursement Book.  “…the life and preoccupations of a Catholic squire in 18th Century Lancashire.”
  • BROWN, W H “The Liverpool Co-operative Society.” (The Story of) Illus. Historically poignant story of the social background of its struggles and triumphs in a time of a growing community need [c.1920s]
  • BRYDON P, FRICS IRRV. “Insignia of the King’s Liverpool Regiment, Volunteers and Territorials.”  A superbly illustrated Index of items worn, together with related military history and significant connections i.e. The Liverpool Scottish Battalion. [c2002] [Donated by the Author]
  • CHANDLER, G “Four Centuries of Banking” The History of the Bankers, Customers and Staff associated with the constituent banks of Martins Bank Ltd. A detailed and illustrated account, Vol 1 [1964].
  • CHANDLER, G “Victorian & Edwardian Liverpool, & the North West” from old photographs, a compilation with introduction & commentaries. [1982
  • CHANDLER, G "Liverpool Shipping-A Short History" Illustrated and indexed [1960].
  • CHANDLER & SAXTON “Liverpool Under James 1st.” Illustrated and indexed [1960].
  • CHANDLER & WILSON “Liverpool Under Charles 1st.”  Illustrated and indexed [1965].
  • CHANNON, HOWARD “Portrait Of Liverpool.” An historical 20TH century overview [1970]
  • CHURCHILL, R  “Lord Derby, King of Lancashire” 1865-1948. A biographical profile illustrated with correspondence between the Earl, Royalty and leading Statesmen.  [1959]
  • COCKCROFT & ROBERTSON “Fire Brigades of Merseyside” Giving background including photographs, early to recent significant accounts and historical
  • COOPER J (ed)  “Liverpool Firsts.”  A short compilation of institutions and events first connected with Liverpool. [1997]
  • CROSS, R “World at War” WWI & WWII, text and photographs [Touchstone 1999]
  • DRAPER, Ev “All at Sea.” An illustrated compilation of individual and personal maritime memories, a BBC Radio Merseyside Publication. [2000]
  • EGAN, R WHITTINGTON. “Tales of Liverpool” Murder, Mayhem and Mystery [Gallery Press 1985]
  • ELWELL, ROBERT. “The Victorian Architecture of Liverpool.” [n.d.].
  • EMMISON, F.G. “Archives and Local History.” A practical guide to research in Local archives especially those documents containing Latin and unfamiliar hand-writing.  [1966].
  • EMMISON, F.G.  “How to Read Local Archives, 1550-1700.” A short illustrated guide [1967]
  • EMMISON, F.G., and GRAY, IRVINE.  “County Records:” (Quarter Sessions, Petty Sessions, Clerk of the Peace and Lieutenancy.  [1967].
  • ENFIELD, Wm. “History of Liverpool” A facsimile edition of the original essay/tables of trade from the Port of Liverpool, highlighting its social/economic activity and institutions [Rondo Publications 1972]
  • EVANS, L A.  “Yesterdays Children” A collection of “True Evacuees Stories 1939-1945″
  • ESSON WALTER “Betwixt Ribble &  Moerse.”. (Between Ribble and Mersey)  The Chronicle of “Christes Croft” A Story of Legend and Fact. Short, interesting account of ancient landmarks, with a map and many illustrations of the “West Derby and Leyland Hundreds”. [1988].
  • FAGAN, BRYSON & ELSTON “A Century of Liverpool Lawyers.” Illus. Profiles of over 40 solicitors, barristers and judges, with a fascinating historically insight into their social and professional background, and celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Liverpool Law Society. [2002]
  • FALKUS, MALCOLM “The Blue Funnel Legend.”  A History of the Ocean Steam Ship Company 1865-1973 [1990].
  • FERNEYHOUGH, FRANK  “Liverpool and Manchester Railway, 1830-1980″. An historical account of this major transport concept, funding, engineering and eventual fruition. [1980].
  • FLETCHER, MIKE. “The Making of Liverpool”. An illustration of significant physical features in and around Liverpool. Wharncliffe Books [2004]
  • FRAYNE, M/DODD, S  “Me and My Faith” Learning from children in Liverpool, to coincide with the ‘Year of Faith’. An easy read, broad-spectrum of religion, with photographic illustration to the text.  [2004, Guy Woodland/Cities 500]
  • FRAZER, W.M., “Duncan of Liverpool” An account of the first Medical Officer of Health for Liverpool 1847-63 [1997] 2 copies
  • GAMLIN, HILDA “Memories, or the Chronicles of Birkenhead”  Anecdotal reflection on life, work and social conditions in Victorian Birkenhead. First printed in 1892, reproduced by the Dept., of Leisure & Tourism & Central Library Birkenhead as a limited, subscription edition, No. 177 [1995].
  • GOODER, EILEEN A.  “Latin for Local History: an introduction.” [1961, reprinted 1963
  • HARRISON, TOM  "Living Through the Blitz" What really did happen during the Blitz…Excerpts from the contemporary diaries and sources from the Mass-Observation Archive, of which Tom Harrison was a co-founder.  [1976,1978 & 1990] GRIFFITHS R “A History of the Royal & Ancient Park of Toxteth”. Book acquired from the Book Clearance Centre. First printed in 1907. Soft back, substandard reprint HARPUR & LIVESEY eds, “Great Battlefields of the World” An Illustrated History.  [Marshall Editions Ltd. 1984]
  • HAYES, Cliff, ed. “A Century of Liverpool” Events, People and Places over the last 100 years, a pictorial biographic collection of images and recollections. [1999]
  • HECTOR, L.C.  “The Handwriting of English Documents.”  Illustrated with examples of post- medieval text and composition.  [1958, reprinted 1966].
  • HEY DAVID “Family History & Local History in England.” An illustrated and indexed research guide [1988].
  • HOLFORD, W. “Proposals for the Development of a Site for the University of Liverpool”. Report and illustrated prospectus set out for approval by the City. [Publisher: Tinling & Co, 1949]
  • HOPE, MAURICE “The Forgotten Shores” A delightful, easy read, recounting stories of the Wirral coast from Eastham Ferry to Magazine Brow (New Brighton). The text illustrates with diagrams and photographs the historical, social, commercial and competitive links with the opposite shore of the Mersey. County vise [1988]
  • HOPE MICHAEL “Lever versus Liverpool.”  Liverpool Corporation’s acquisition of a fresh water supply from Rivington.  [Excerpts from the Lever Archives, published 2002]. HOULT, JAMES. “West Derby, Old Swan & Wavertree” Newspaper extracts, photographs and anecdotal history from members of the local community. First compiled in 1913 [reprinted c 2000].
  • HUGGET, FRANK E. “Victorian England as seen by Punch”. Biographical background to this social and political satirist born in 1841, with illustrations and index [published by Book Club Associates 1978]
  • HUGHES, JOHN, Ed.  ” The Overhead Railway 1893-1956″ A compilation of 6 research documents prepared for a Day School organized by the National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside and the University of Liverpool, to mark the opening of the Railway on the 4th February, 1893.  [1993]
  • HUGHES, The Very Revd. Canon. “A Concise Catholic History of Liverpool.” A small illustrated account of its Parishes, Priests, celebrations and community.  [c.1925]
  • HUNTER Bill  “Forgotten Hero.”  Described as: – “The Life and Times of Edward Rushton, Liverpool’s Blind Poet, Revolutionary Republican and Anti-Slavery Fighter”, [2002].
  • HUNTER BILL  “Forgotten Hero.”  ‘Talking Book’ CD – “The Life and Times of Edward Rushton, Liverpool’s Blind Poet, Revolutionary
  • JENKINS TRICIA “Lets Go Dancing”. Liverpool Sound Series, Dance Bands of the 1930’s.
  • JONES, J.R. “The Welsh Builder on Merseyside:” (the Annals and Lives), Interesting accounts of 19th Century entrepreneurs-craftsmen, their families, culture, religion, and statistical data [1948] KELL, BRYAN. “For what it’s Worth”. A Liverpool Childhood from the 1930′s. Anecdotal account, and fond memories of family and social life growing-up in Anfield. Sutton Publishing [2006]
  • KELLY, MIKE “Addicotts Pawnshop:” And other tales [1995]
  • KELLY, MIKE “Kitty Wilkinson:” The Life and Times of [2000]
  • KELLY, MIKE “Merseyside Tales.” [1993]
  • KELLY, T. “For Advancement of Learning: the University of Liverpool 1881-1981.”  The first volume commemorates the Centenary of the University College, and the University of Liverpool [1981].
  • KENNERLEY, PETER “The Building of Liverpool Cathedral” An illustrated account since building began in 1904, its design by Giles Gilbert Scott; its survival and progress through two world wars, the workers, craftsmen, clergy, special occasions, royal visits, dedications and social significance.  [Carnegie Press 1991]
  • KERR, MADELINE, “The People of Ship Street” A Sociological Study of a slum area in Liverpool. It gives analytical account, methodology and projections  [1958].
  • KERRIGAN, J P “Liverpool The Gateway to America” An easy-read account of social and historical links. Illustrated with photographs and some anecdotal background of showbiz characters who have family links to Liverpool. AJH Publishing [2007]
  • KNOWLES, STAMMERS & STORER., (editors) “Liverpool on Wheels”  A history of  a wide range  of carriers, including road and rail transport illustrated with photographs and text. Bluecoat Press [1998]