Yorkshire CD books

Old and rare Yorkshire books on CDrom

photograph of the book
"History and Directory of East Yorkshire"
by Bulmer
and
Topographical Dictionary of Yorkshire
by Thomas Langdale

CD ROM version
produced by Colin Hinson ©

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Price £15 post paid to your door,
anywhere in the world

For sample pages, please see the links to the Acrobat (pdf) files given below.

The data on this CD rom is computer searchable.


Bulmer's 1892:

This book covers the whole of the East Riding, including Hull

.The format of theBulmer's book is a fairly standard "History and Directory" format, with the Histories being more detailed than the equivalent White's/Pigot's/Baines'. The 1892 East Yorkshire book has some 1233 pages plus about 20 pages of advertisements. Most of the Directory of Trades and Professions sections (roughly equivalent of todays Yellow Pages) are divided into "Farmers" and "others". The town of Hull (now a city) however has some 500 pages devoted to it and includes both alphabetic by surname and alphabetic by trade/profession - the same names do not always occur in both for some reason. Also included is an alphabetical street directory.

In order to give you a better idea of the information in the book the following items are available here on line:

The above Acrobat file was extracted from the CDrom and shows the quality of the images. You will need at least version 5 of Acrobat to open this file. If you do not have an up to date version please go to the Adobe web-site to obtain a free version of Acrobat Reader.

Langdale's Topographical Dictionary, 1822:

This book contains no directories, only Topographical information. It is however comprehensive in its coverage, covering Towns, Villages and Hamlets, and in some cases giving single houses too. The information given is divided into three Ridings, the Ainsty and City of York being included with the West Riding. Also included is a list of magistrates and Deputy Lieutenants for each of the Ridings, with Officers of the Liberties where relevant.
At the back of the book is:

The quality of the printing of this book is anything but good in some places and should really be scanned in photographic mode. However to do this requires two CD roms for this book alone due to the resulting files being so large, so it is presented to you as black and white with every page being readable but the text not being as good as I would have liked it to have been.

The above Acrobat files were extracted from the CDrom and shows the quality of the images. You will need at least version 5 of Acrobat to open this file. If you do not have an up to date version please go to the Adobe web-site to obtain a free version of Acrobat Reader.


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