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HODGSON, John, Clerk.
A History of Northumberland, In Three Parts.

I. The General History of the County from the earliest period; II. The Topography and Local Antiquities arranged in parishes; III. A Collection of Records and Illustrative Documents.

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1. [Volume 1] Part I: Containing the General History of the County. State of the District Under the Romans, the Saxon and Danish Kings of Northumberland, the Official Earldom. With a Narrative of Events connected with the County from the Norman Conquest to the Accession of the House of Hanover. Undertaken by The Society of Antiquaries. 1858. pp. x, 400. 2. Volume 1 part II: Containing the History of the Franchise of Redesdale, and of the Umfreville Family, Also of the Parishes of Elsden, Corsenside, Whelpington, Kirkharle, Hartburn with Netherwitton Chapelry, Bolam, & Whalton, all in the Deanery of Morpeth. 1827. pp. xii, (i), 410. Title vignette, 19 text vignettes, 3 plates. 3. Volume 1 part III: Containing Ancient Records and Historical Papers. 1820. pp. (ii), xv, (i), 425, (i). Title vignette, 7 text vignettes, 6 sepia aquatint plates, 3 engraved plates, many woodcut initials. 4. Volume 2 part II: Containing Ancient Records and Historical Papers. [Morpeth Ward West & East, Castle Ward East & West. 1832. pp. viii, 576. Portrait frontispiece of Hodgson, title vignette, 26 text vignettes, 22 engraved plates. 5. Volume 2 part III: Containing Ancient Records and Historical Papers. 1828. pp. viii, 435, (i). Title vignette, 4 text vignettes, 6 engraved plates. 6. Volume 3 part II: 1840. pp. xxi, (i), 444. Title vignette, 28 text vignettes, 18 engraved plates. 7. Volume 3 part III: 1835. pp. iv, (ii), v-lxxxii, (x) Index, [306, (ii)] columns, [309-332] pages. Title vignette, 1 text vignette, 4 engraved plates. All in full tan calf, spines gilt with raised bands and four title labels to each volume, usual scuffing and rubbing of edges and corners, some foxing of plates and offsetting, book-plates of JOHN A. IRVING and ownership signature of ROBERT BUSBY, Alnwick, an imposing and attractive set. TOGETHER WITH : BATESON, Edward and others. A History of Northumberland issued under the direction of the Northumberland County History Committee. The Victoria history of the counties of England. Andrew Reid. Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1893-1940. 15 volumes. 4to. Includes bibliographical footnotes and indexes. v. 1. The parish of Bamburgh with the chapelry of Belford / by Edward Bateson -- v. 2. The parishes of Embleton, Ellingham, Howick, Long Houghton and Lesbury / by Edward Bateson -- v. 3. Hexhamshire pt.1 / by Allen B Hinds -- v. 4. Hexhamshire pt.2 and the parishes of Chollerton & Thockrington and the chapelry of Kirkheaton / by John Crawford Hodgson -- v. 5. The parishes of Warkworth and Shilbottle, the chapelry or extra-parochical place of Brainshaugh / by John Crawford Hodgson -- v. 6. The parishes of Bywell St Peter & Bywell St Andrew, the chapelry or parish of Slaley / by John Crawford Hodgson -- v. 7. The parishes of Edlingham & Felton, the chapelry or parish of Brinkburn / by John Crawford Hodgson -- v. 9. The parochical chapelries of Earsdon and Horton / by H.H.E. Craster -- v. 10. The parish of Corbridge / by H.H.E. Craster -- v. 11. The parishes of Carham, Branxton, Kirknewton, Wooler & Ford / by Kenneth H. Vickers -- v. 12. The parishes of Ovingham, Stamfordham and Ponteland / by Madeleine Hope Dodds -- v. 13. The parishes of Heddon-on-the-Wall, Newburn, Long Benton and Wallsend, the chapelries of Gosforth and Cramlington, the townships of Benwell, Elswick, Heaton, Byker, Fenham and Jesmond / by Madeleine Hope Dodds -- v. 14. The parishes of Alnham, Chatton, Chillingham, Eglingham, Ilderton, Ingram and Whittingham, the chapelries of Lowick and Doddington / edited by Madeleine Hope Dodds -- v. 15. The parishes of Simonburn, Rothbury, Alwinton / edited by Madeleine Hope Dodds. All in the original red cloth, spines variously faded and some badly worn at the head, else good copies.

*Published over a period of 38 years, the first of these monumental works is often catalogued in a confusing manner. I have taken the volume and part numbers as printed on the titles; the work is complete as issued, the final part published in 1858 being the first part in the series, written by JOHN HODGSON HINDE on behalf of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, following the death of the author of the other parts, John Hodgson, in 1845. Hodgson began his work in 1817 and proposed it to comprise 6 volumes, by subscription, and limited to 300 copies. Those volumes published during his life-time were not a commercial success but it has been regarded as a scholarly model of its kind since then. In addition to his clerical duties and his scholarship on the above history, Hodgson became intimately involved in mining safety following upon an explosion at the Felling Colliery in 1812 in which 92 miners were killed. To complete Hodgson's ambitious task, the Northumberland County History Committee was set up, producing the second set, a 15-volume continuation over a period of nearly 50 years, 1893 until 1940. In total therefore, 22 volumes.

For the Author and for The Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, by Thomas and James Pigg. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

Date Published: 1820-1827-1828-1832-1835-1840-1858. 7 volumes. 4to.

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