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LAWSON, William D. Lawson's Tyneside Celebrities : Sketches of the Lives and Labours of Famous Men of the North. First Edition.
The author, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, 1873, 1873
LAWSON, William D. Lawson's Tyneside Celebrities : Sketches of the Lives and Labours of Famous Men of the North. Newcastle-upon-Tyne : "Published by the Author, William D. Lawson. Sold by J.W. Chater, 89 Clayton Street", 1873. First Edition. Pp. (4),-387,(1) with  pages of plates. 8vo (136 x 188 mm), pressed green cloth, with bevelled edges, with gilt lettering and decoration to front & spine, all edges maroon.
"No apology, it is presumed, will be necessary for the appearance of the present volume, when the circumstances that led to its publication are briefly explained. Having consented to lecture on the subject, "Tyneside Celebrities," before several local societies, and feeling the deep interest which the story of the lives of famous Northern men naturally excited, it occurred to me that a more lasting memorial of them, than the ephemeral notice given in a few popular Lectures, would be appreciated by the public." - from the Preface.
Lord Chancellor Eldon
The Venerable Bede
Dr Robert Morrison
Inventors of the Lifeboat [on Henry Heath, Michael Rockwood, Cuthbert Marshall, Thomas Masterman, and Joseph William Roxby and Nicholas Fairles of Tyneside]
Illustration — Battle of Trafalgar
James Radcliffe, or Ratcliffe, Earl of Derwentwater
Rev. John Horsley
Rev. Henry Bourne
Illustration — The Castle.
Illustration — Akenside's Birthplace.
Thomas Bewick (with Portrait)
Illustration — Grey Street, Newcastle
Brief Notices of Eminent Men — I.
Sir Matthew White Ridley
Charles John Brandling, Esq.
Sir Cresswell Cresswell
Richard Webster and others .
Barker, Chapman, and others
Brief Notices of Eminent Men — II.
Clennell, Jackson, Bell, and others
T. M. Richardson
Gray and Carmichael.
John Dobson .
Illustration — Central Station, Newcastle.
Wallis, Hodgson, Sykes, and others
Burdon, Chambers, Drysdale, and others
George Elliot, Esq., M.P. (with Portrait)
Sir Joseph Cowen, M.P. (with Portrait)
Rev. Thomas Binney
Sir William G. Armstrong
Charles Mark Palmer, (with Portrait)
Sir George Airey, G.C.B., K.C.H.
Sir Richard Airey, K.C.B.
Wesley S. B. Woolhouse
John Collingwood Bruce, L.L.D.
John Graham Lough
William Harvey ["the father of wood engraving"].
Sports and Pastimes of the North of England — I.
Rackets and Fives
Sports and Pastimes of the North of England — II.
Pedestrianism. . . .. . . . 311
Aquatic (with Portrait of Harry Clasper)
"South Shields Amateur"
Facts and Fancies
Illustration — Orphan House and Literary and Philosophical Society.
Rev. Blythe Hurst, Ph.D.
Rev. Dr Parker
Rev. Dr Scott
Rev. T. W. Ridley
Rev. William Lister
Rev. James Everett
Hugh Taylor, Esq., and others
Isaac L. Bell, Esq.
Messrs Newall & Co., and others
Thomas L. Ainsley
Joseph P. Robson
James Clephan, Robert Ward, Dr Charlton and others
Inner binding cracked at last signature, binding slightly cocked, short tear along top rear edge of spine, boards scuffed, corners bumped, name inked to flyleaf, else very good. 70.00
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