Yorkshire CD books

Computer Searchable CD roms
for the West Riding of Yorkshire

All our CD roms are presented as scanned images in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format,
and are supplied in a virtually unbreakable flexible black plastic case (see photograph).

Prices quoted are post paid to your door (by Airmail if abroad) to anywhere in the world.

Payment can be made either by Sterling Cheque drawn on a UK bank,
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A simple list of the books available for the above area follows.
For details on the book/CD rom, please take the relevant "Details" link.

The following list is in Geographical order, starting at the North West and ending at the South East of the West Riding, thus the Craven area is at the top, and Sheffield is towards the bottom. The list is divided into headed sections.

 

The Craven and Wharfedale areas, inc. Skipton and Ilkley

The History of Craven Rev. Thomas Dunham Whitaker Book
Details
£20
"The History of Skipton" W. Harbutt Dawson Book
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£12
"Ilkley Ancient and Modern" The Rev. R. Collyer & J Horsfall Turner Book
Details
£12
"Craven and the North West Yorkshire Highlands" and "Upper Wharfedale" 2 books on one CDrom Harry Speight Book
Details
£12
Sedbergh, Garsdale and Dent - a history.(1892) and The Sedbergh School Register, 1546 to 1909 2 books on one CDrom W. Thompson and B. Wilson Book
Details
£15
Ingleton: Bygone and Present Robert & Margaret Balderston (1888) Book
Details
£12
The Settle District (1923) and Chronicles and Stories of the Craven Dales (1881) 2 books on one CDrom. F. Riley and J.H. Dixon, LL.D Book
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£12
 

The Nidderdale and Harrogate areas

"Harrogate Records" Walter Kaye Book
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£12
"Nidderdale" and "Eden Vale to the plains of York" 2 books on one CDrom Harry Speight and Edmund Bogg Book
Details
£15
"History and Topography of Harrogate" and "Kirkby Overblow and district" 2 books on one CDrom W. Grainge and Harry Speight Book
Details
£12
"Lower Wharfedale", "Lower Wharfeland" and "The Histories of Sherburn & Cawood" 3 books on one CDrom Harry Speight, Edmund Bogg and W. Wheater Book
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£15
Nidderdale, an historical, Topographical and Descriptive sketch of the valley of the Nidd. (1863) and The History and Topography of Great Timble, Little Timble and Snowden. 2 books on one CDrom William Grainge Book
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£12
 

The Bradford, Bingley and Keighley areas

"History of Bradford" and "Old Bingley" 2 books on one CDrom John James and Harry Speight Book
Details
£15
"Bolton and Bowling" and "Rambles Round Horton" 2 books on one CDrom William Cudworth Book
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£15
"Round about Bradford" and "Histories of Manningham, Allerton & Heaton" William Cudworth Book
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£15
"Haworth: past and present", "Keighley: past & present" and "The history of Stanbury" 3 books on one CDrom J. Horsfall Turner, Robert Holmes and Joseph Craven Book
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£12
"Pen & Pencil pictures of Old Bradford" and "Historical notes on Bradford Corporation" 2 books on one CDrom William Scruton and William Cudworth Book
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£15
Bolton and Bradford-dale and Nonconformity in Idle & the History of Airedale College. 2 books on one CDrom Robert C. Allan and J. Horsfall Turner Book
Details
£15
New CD The Bradford Parochial Registers, 1896 to 1909. 14 books (over 25,000 pages) on one Cdrom. The Bradford Town Clerk. Book
Details
£25
New CD The Bradford Parliamentary Registers, 1900 to 1915. 16 books (over 22,000 pages) on one Cdrom. The Bradford Town Clerk. Book
Details
£25
New CD The Bradford Parliamentary Registers, 1853 to 1886 31 books (around 11,000 pages) on one Cdrom. The Bradford Town Clerk. Book
Details
£25
New CD The Bradford Parliamentary Registers, 1887 to 1898 12 books (around 13,000 pages) on one Cdrom. The Bradford Town Clerk. Book
Details
£25
 

The Leeds, Yeadon and Guiseley areas

"The History of the Ancient Parish of Guiseley" Philemon Slater Book
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£12
"The History of Leeds" or "Ducatus Leodiensis" By Ralph Thoresby & T.D. Whitaker Book
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£15
Leeds Worthies The Reverend R.V. Taylor Book
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£12
"The History of Yeadon" and "The Court Rolls of Yeadon and Esholt Priory" 2 books on one CDrom Roy Price Book
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£12
History of Leeds and Elmete (Loidis and Elmete) Dr. Thomas Dunham Whitaker Book
Details
£15
History of the parish of Adel (Archaelogia Adelensis). Henry Trail Simpson Book
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£12
 

The Halifax, Todmorden and Northowram areas, including Brighouse, Hipperholme etc.

"The Northowram Nonconformist register", "Oliver Heywood's Diaries" (4 Volumes) and "Northowram, its History and Antiquities" 6 books on one CDrom J Horsfall Turner and Mark Pearson Book
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£20
"The History of Brighouse, Rastrick and Hipperholme" and "Independency at Brighouse" 2 books on one CDrom J Horsfall Turner Book
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£15
"Halifax, Families and Worthies", "History of Halifax" and "Halifax Guardian Almanack, 1908" 3 books on one CDrom J Horsfall Turner, John Crabtree and Halifax Guardian Book
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£15
"The History and Antiquities of Halifax", "Ancient Halls in and Around Halifax" and "Halifax Courier's Almanack 1937" 3 books on one CDrom Rev. John Watson, Arthur Comfort and Halifax Courier Book
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£15
"Todmorden" 4 books on Todmorden 4 books on one CDrom John Travis Book
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£12
"From Hipperholme to Tong" James Parker Book
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£12
"The Yorkshire Coiners & Old and Pre Historic Halifax" H. Ling Roth Book
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£12
The Story of Old Halifax, The History of the Halifax Industrial Society, Olde Elland and The Story of Illingworth Church 4 books on one CDrom T.W. Hanson, M. Blatchford, Lucy Hamerton & J.W. Clay and G.R. Oakley Book
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£15
A short History of Todmorden (1912) and Todmorden and the Great War (1922) 2 books on one CDrom Joshua Holden and John A. Lee Book
Details
£12
The Monumental & other inscriptions in Halifax Parish Church (1909) E.W. Crossley Book
Details
£12
The Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Almanacks - 11 volumes. 11 books on one Cdrom - see details for more information. T. Dawson Book
Details
£15
Halifax Wills, 1389 to 1544 J.W. Clay and E.W. Crossley Book
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£12
 

The Huddersfield, Elland, Meltham and Saddleworth areas.

"Huddersfield and its vicinity" D.F.E. Sykes LL.B. Book
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£12
"The Church & Chapelry of Saddleworth" Alfred Howcroft Book
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£8
"The History of Meltham", "The History of Huddersfield", "Almondbury School" and "The Elland Tragedies" 4 books on one CDrom J. Hughes, Taylor Dyson and J. Horsfall Turner Book
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£15
History of Whalley (with the honor of Clitheroe and parish of Cartmell) Both volumes on one CDrom Dr. T.D. Whitaker LL.D., F.S.A. Book
Details
£20
New CD The History of Honley (and its hamlets) Mrs. Mary A. Jagger Book
Details
£12
 

The Spen Valley (Cleckheaton, Heckmondwike etc) and Morley areas.

"Morley, Ancient and Modern" William Smith Book
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£12
"Spen Valley, past and present" Frank Peel Book
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£12
"Spen Valley" and "Nonconformity in Spen Valley" 2 books on one CDrom T.W. Thompson and Frank Peel Book
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£12
Rambles about Morley (1866) William Smith Jnr. Book
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£12
The History of Morley (1874) Norrison Scratcherd Book
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£12
 

The Selby and Haddlesey areas

"The History of Haddlesey" The Rev. J.N. Worsfold Book
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£12
"History and Antiquities of Selby" W. Wilberforce Morrell Book
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£12
 

The Wakefield and Dewsbury areas.

"The History of Wakefield" and "The Early History of Dewsbury" 2 books on one Cdrom Thomas Taylor and J.B. Greenwood Book
Details
£15
"Wakefield, its History and People" J.W. Walker Book
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£12
 

The Thorne, Doncaster, Sheffield and Dinnington areas.

"Hunter's Hallamshire" (History of Sheffield) Rev. Joseph Hunter Book
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£15
"Hallamshire Worthies" Cannon W. Odom Book
Details
£12
"Smith of Doncaster and Connected Familes" Henry Eckroyd Smith Book
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£12
"The History and Antiquities of Doncaster" Edward Miller, Mus.D. Book
Details
£12
"The History & Antiquities of Thorne" J. Mason Book
Details
£10
"The Documentary History of Dinnington" (previously unpublished) Gerald H. Stratford Book
Details
£12
"Hunter's South Yorkshire" (History of the Deanery of Doncaster) both volumes on one CDrom The Rev. Joseph Hunter Book
Details
£20
 

Other areas

The History and Topography of the Parish of Silkstone and Worthies, Families and Celebrities of Barnsley and district. 2 books on one CDrom Rev. Joseph F. Prince. and Joseph Wilkinson Book
Details
£15
Airedale: from Goole to Malham Johnnie Gray (Harry Speight) Book
Details
£12
Worsborough, its Historical Associations and Rural Attractions. Joseph Wilkinson Book
Details
£12

Included on all our Yorkshire CDroms are 5 maps:

Quality.
I take pride in my work, and I try to put the best possible scanned images on the CDroms that I produce so that they are easily readable on a computer monitor without having to strain to read. The scanned images of text pages on my CDroms are black and white (not greyscale) and when printed will give you a good facsimile of the page as it was when originally printed. The images have around 95% of the spurious dots removed (and 99.9% of the smaller ones), and are centred on the pages which are, where possible, a consistent size - I write my own software for doing this. The images are as square to to page as I can get them. Needless to say, the processing required to give you this quality image, along with making the image on the CDrom searchable, all takes time and money, and I believe my CDs are second to none in quality and value for money.

All of the books above are machine searchable i.e. you can search for a word (name) or a phrase. Being machine searchable also allows the Acrobat "Read out loud" facility to work for those who are visually impaired.

All my books are scanned with the pages as flat as possible to the image sensor in order to keep scanning distortions to a minimum - I do not use an overhead scanner which gives horizontally compressed characters towards the centre of the book due to the curve on the pages and does not remove the print skewing relative to the page edges that occurs in many of the older books.

Presentation

The images on the CDrom are in Acrobat pdf format, and are presented as individual books accessible from a common starting point which should appear automatically when the CDrom is inserted in the computer.


If you would prefer the real book(s), please contact The Idle Booksellers through their website.

Page last updated at 22.29 on Friday, 14 October 2016, by Colin Hinson. 2010
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