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Local Topography

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Gloucestershire Biographical Notes, Stratford, Joseph
Gloucestershire Biographical Notes

Cotswold Churches, Verey, David
Cotswold Churches

The Warwickshire Scandal, Hamilton, Elizabeth
The Warwickshire Scandal

Robert Raikes of Gloucester, Booth, Frank
Robert Raikes of Gloucester

The Story of the Memorial Fountain to Shakespeare, Davis, L. Clarke            (ed)
The Story of the Memorial Fountain to Shakespeare

The Story of Shakespeare's School 1853-1953, Watkins (M.A.), Leslie
The Story of Shakespeare's School 1853-1953

The Gloucestershire Gentry, Johnson, Joan
The Gloucestershire Gentry

Canaletto and Warwick Castle, Buttery, David
Canaletto and Warwick Castle

 

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Consecration of the Cathedral Church of Saint Michael Coventry, ,
1 Consecration of the Cathedral Church of Saint Michael Coventry
,. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1962. first edition, Paperback, 28cm x 19cm , 94pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Paperback has been handled and block edges are grubby. Inscription "Coventry Cathedral" on blank spine, pages clean. The official programme for the consecration of the new Coventry Cathedral in the presence of the Queen on 25-26 May 1962. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Coventry, cathedral, blitz, Sutherland. 11713

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Oxford - A Sketchbook by Fred Richards, ,
2 Oxford - A Sketchbook by Fred Richards
,. A. & C. Black, London, 1923. first edition, Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, 48pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Fred Richards. Good/NoWrapper. Boards scuffed and a little marked in places. Block edges darkened and dusty, especially on top. All drawings intact and clean. A book consisting of 24 single-sided pages of pencil drawings of Oxford. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Oxford, University, college, drawings. 3860

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Photographic Memories of the Heart of England, ,
3 Photographic Memories of the Heart of England
,. The Francis Frith Collection, Shaftesbury, 1996. first edition, Paperback, 296mm x 210mm , 112pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled occasionally, with light indentations to covers, else clean and tight. Collection of photographs of urban scenes in the English Midlands from the Francis Frith collection, covering a period from Victorian times to the 1950s, with accompanying caption text by unknown author. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: England, Midlands, town, Frith. 11723

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Some Records of an Old House, ,
4 Some Records of an Old House
,. Cornish Brothers, Birmingham, 1896. first edition, Hardback, 20cm x 25cm brown cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 48pp. Black and white illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Exterior is bumped and worn with some grubbiness and staining, block edges grubby, otherwise clean and tight on inside. Author seemingly unnamed, but evidently a member of Simcox family, owners for 200 years of "Stratford House," Camp Hill,. Near Birmingham, of which this book is a brief but well-illustrated documentary record. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Stratford, Simcox, House, Camp Hill. 11693

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The Hidden Places of Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, ,
5 The Hidden Places of Gloucestershire and Wiltshire
,. M & M Publishing, Plymouth, 1991. first edition, Paperback, 8vo white , black titles, first edition, vii prelims, 328pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book has been read occasionally. Some bumping to top edge opposite spine. No creasing to spine proper. Author not stated, but with a foreword by Angela Rippon, this is an enjoyable guide to the lesser-known sights to be found on the edge of England's West Country. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Cotswolds. 3881

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Who's Who in Warwickshire, ,
6 Who's Who in Warwickshire
,. Ebenezer Baylis & Son, Worcester, 1934. first edition, Hardback, 26cm x 16cm blue and white cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 168pp. Good/NoWrapper. Boards and spine bumped and scuffed. Block edges foxed with foxing creeping onto pages. An alphabetical list of the great and good of Warwickshire in 1934, with brief biographical details. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Warwickshire, 1934, Who's who. 2597

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Round the Square & Up the Tower - Clifford Chambers, Warwickshire, Abell, Sally             et al
7 Round the Square & Up the Tower - Clifford Chambers, Warwickshire
Abell, Sally et al. Hosking Houses Trust, Clifford Chambers, 2013. first edition, Paperback, 295mm x 210mm , 88pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Large paperback is tight and clean with no creasing or curling. Multi-authored and superbly illustrated account of the history and character of a still-flourishing village not far from Shakespeare's home town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: village, Stour, Hosking, Shakespeare. 13465

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Round the Square & Up the Tower - Clifford Chambers, Warwickshire, Abell, Sally             et al
8 Round the Square & Up the Tower - Clifford Chambers, Warwickshire
Abell, Sally et al. Hosking Houses Trust, Clifford Chambers, 2013. first edition, Paperback, 295mm x 210mm , 88pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Large paperback is tight and clean with no creasing or curling. Multi-authored and superbly illustrated account of the history and character of a still-flourishing village not far from Shakespeare's home town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: village, Stour, Hosking, Shakespeare. 13466

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Poacher's Pie, Archer, Fred
9 Poacher's Pie
Archer, Fred. Readers Union, Newton Abbot, 1977. first thus, Hardback, 220mm x 137mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 160pp. Black and white illustrations. Good/Reading copy only. Spine and boards clean, just a little bumped, block also clean if a little tanned, with some light foxing only to edges. Dustwrapper is a little grubby from handling with some chipping and darkeing to edges. Book Club edition of Fred Archer's ninth book in which he tells of rural life in the Vale of Evesham in the years around 1900. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Evesham, asparagus, Norton, vale. 11601

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Francis Frith's The Cotswolds, Bainbirdge, John
10 Francis Frith's The Cotswolds
Bainbirdge, John. Frith Book Company, Salisbury, 2001. first thus, Paperback, 245mm x 167mm , 122pp. plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback is in very good condition save for a crease at bottom front corner - else clean and tight. Collection of photographs of the Cotswolds from the world-famous Frith Collection. Firat paperback edition. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Stroud, Lechlade, Cirencester, Amberley. 11623

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Under the Oaks - The Historical Record of the Parish of Ebrington, Ball, Jean             et al
11 Under the Oaks - The Historical Record of the Parish of Ebrington
Ball, Jean et al. Clouds Hill (Printers), Chipping Campden, 1998. second edition, Paperback, 211mm x 150mm , viii prelims, 125+10pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback is tighr and clean with little or no wear - just a few spots to top block edge only. First printed in 1978, this is a locally-produced history of an old Gloucestershire village. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Ebrington, Cotswold, Hidcote, Mickleton. 11599

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Captain James Saunders of Stratford-upon-Avon: a local antiquary, Bearman (B.A., Ph.D.), Robert
12 Captain James Saunders of Stratford-upon-Avon: a local antiquary
Bearman (B.A., Ph.D.), Robert. The Dugdale Society, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1990. first edition, Pamphlet, 241mm x 165mm , 48pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Staple-bound paperback has a little fading to spine, else clean and bright with no markings. #33 in the Dudgale Society Occasional Papers series offers an account of the life and work of James Saunders (1775-1830) - an antiquary from Shakespeare's home town. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Wawen, Stratford, Shakespeare, Halliwell. 11720

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Stoneleigh Abbey - The House, Its Owners, Its Lands, Bearman, Robert             (ed)
13 Stoneleigh Abbey - The House, Its Owners, Its Lands
Bearman, Robert (ed). Stoneleigh Abbey Linited, Stoneleigh, 2004. first edition, Paperback, 244mm x 177mm , 290pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback is still tight, clean and square. Fold-out plans at end of book still crisp. Owner sticker on opening page. Impressively produced and superbly researched guide to a historic Warwickshire building. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Leigh, monastery, Cistercian, Chandos. 11661

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Thomas Beckett: Master Saddler - The Story of a Saddlery Business, Beckett, Constance Mary
14 Thomas Beckett: Master Saddler - The Story of a Saddlery Business
Beckett, Constance Mary. Rushmere Wynne, Leighton Buzzard, 1994. first edition, Hardback, 218mm x 151mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 111pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Tight and clean. Dustwrapper is clean with just a little evidence of handling. Rewarding story of a 20th century family business in Stratford-upon-Avon, told by the founder's daughter. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Beckett's, saddlers, leather. 9152

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Anne Hathaway's Cottage - Its History, Contents and Traditions with Remarks Thereon, Bennett, F.W.
15 Anne Hathaway's Cottage - Its History, Contents and Traditions with Remarks Thereon
Bennett, F.W.. Joseph Salmon (Printer), Sevenoaks (Printed), Paperback, 179mm x 123mm , 50pp. Black and white illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Old paperback is now darkened and grubby around edges, foxing to opening/closing pages, binding exposed and darkened in places. Else tight and unmarked. Undated but likely c.1920 guidebook for visitors to the family home of Shakespeare's wife in Stratford-upon-Avon. Surely a local publication through printed in Kent. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Shottery, Shakespeare, Stratford. 11565

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Henry Ferrers - an early Warwickshire antiquary, Berry (M.A.), Elizabeth K.
16 Henry Ferrers - an early Warwickshire antiquary
Berry (M.A.), Elizabeth K.. The Dugdale Society, Oxford, 1965. first edition, Pamphlet, 241mm x 165mm , 40pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Staple-bound paperback has been handled but still clean and bright with no markings. #16 in the Dudgale Society Occasional Papers series offers an account of a well-to-do Warwickshire gentleman of the Elizabethan-Jacobean age. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Catholic, gunpowder, Baddesley. 11733

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The Cotswolds - A Cultural History, Bingham, Jane
17 The Cotswolds - A Cultural History
Bingham, Jane. OUP, Oxford, 2009. first edition, Paperback, 208mm x 137mm , xxvi prelims, 244pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback is clean with little or no wear. A socio-cultural history of the picturesque region famed for its mellow local stone and much favoured by artists and other celebrity types. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: stone, quarry, Morris, Windrush. 14322

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Bertie, May and Mrs Fish - Country memories of wartime, Bingley, Xandra
18 Bertie, May and Mrs Fish - Country memories of wartime
Bingley, Xandra. Harper Perennial, London, 2006. first thus, Paperback, 197mm x 127mm , 240pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled, light creasing only to spine. Engaging memories of a childhood that began in an Elizabethan farmhouse in the Cotswold Hills during World War Two. First paperback edition. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Cotswold, war, Pegglesworth. 11561

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Old Gloucestershire Churches, Bird, W. Hobart
19 Old Gloucestershire Churches
Bird, W. Hobart. Burrow & Co., London, 1928. first edition, Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 207pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book is basically intact, though well worn, with boards frayed and scraped along edges, and spine secured with clear tape. Some ageing and discolouring to block edges. Book has evidently been used by a church-spotter with many pencil dates in index, and ephemeral notes and newspaper cutting concerning one church and restoration work by (relative of) book owner (?). A pocket-sized guide to the historic churches of an old English county with 12 photographic plates. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Gloucestershire, church, Norman, Perpendicular. 2578

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The City of Gloucester - Its Royal Charters of Liberties and Varying Fortunes, Blakeway, George Sheffield
20 The City of Gloucester - Its Royal Charters of Liberties and Varying Fortunes
Blakeway, George Sheffield. Gloucester, L.A. Smart (Printers), 1924. first edition, Hardback, 23cm x 15cm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 133+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Book has been read, exterior bumped and faded in places, block edges ragged as cut, pages clean. An official guide to charters and other historical documents relating to the administration and governance of an English city through the centuries. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: charter, liberty, city, taxation. 14145

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The Elegant Edwardian, Bloom, Ursula
21 The Elegant Edwardian
Bloom, Ursula. Hutchinson, London, 1957. first edition, Hardback, 204mm x 132mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 224pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Frank Martin. Good +/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book has been read, with light wear, also small stains to final four pages at base, strface wear to front board. Else clean and tight with no markings save for a little isolated foxing. A "light social history of the Edwardian times, as seen from a small country village in warwickshire." Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Whitchurch, Corelli, Stratford, Edwardian. 11590

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Robert Raikes of Gloucester, Booth, Frank
22 Robert Raikes of Gloucester
Booth, Frank. National Christian Education Council, Redhill, Surrey, 1980. first edition, Hardback, 224mm x 147mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 188+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book is clean with minimal wear from handling. Sundry Raikes-related ephemera - cuttings, brochure and letter. Dustwrapper has been handled, some wear and fraying along top edge. Biography of the wealthy eighteenth century Englishman who founded the Sunday School movement. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Christian, Sunday, Gloucester, newspaper. 13558

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Midland Spirits & Spectres, Bradford, Anne ;   Roberts, Barrie
23 Midland Spirits & Spectres
Bradford, Anne ; Roberts, Barrie. Quercus, Warwick, 1998. first edition, Paperback, 245mm x 173mm , iii prelims, 123pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback is bright and clean with little or no wear. Strange and spooky tales from rural Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Birmingham and the Black Country. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: ghost, haunted, Midlands, phantom. 13497

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Historic Worcestershire - Worcestershire historical, biographical, traditional, legenday and romantic, Brassington (F.S.A.), W. Salt
24 Historic Worcestershire - Worcestershire historical, biographical, traditional, legenday and romantic
Brassington (F.S.A.), W. Salt. Midland Educational / Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Birmingham, Leicester & Leamington / London, Hardback, 260mm x 195mm brown decorated boards, gilt titles, , xxv prelims, 329pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Weighty book in good condition, given age. Block just a little darkened by age, some dusting to edges, latter ragged as cut to right and base. Decorated spine and boards bumped and frayed, also scuffed at bottom right front. Still very presentable as a classic late Victorian volume. No date or edition stated for this lovely historical guide to the county of Worcestershire, but Preface is dated 1894 and no reason to suppose this is not a first edition from that date. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Worcesterhire, Lazamon, Halesowen This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 10087

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Life and Tradition on the Cotswolds, Brill, Edith
25 Life and Tradition on the Cotswolds
Brill, Edith. J.M. Dent, London, 1973. first edition, Hardback, 25cm x 19cm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiv prelims, 182pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Block edges have some slight spotty staining. Half title has stain to edge. Dustwrapper (now protected) has slight bumping and fading at rear. A Cotswold resident presents her impeccably-researched account of Cotswold history and life from the 17th century to the First World War, revealing both the delights of the landscape and the character of the people. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Cotswold, folk, tradition, farming. 2599

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Portrait of the Cotswolds, Brill, Edith
26 Portrait of the Cotswolds
Brill, Edith. Robert Hale, London, 1964. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 142mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 192+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Spine and boards bumped, edges darkened, block edges grubby from handling with some foxing, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and chipped around edges, ends of spine damaged, grubbiness to rear, still presentable with protection. Front flap square clipped. A historical tour through one of England's most charming regions which pays special attention to the Cotswold stone quarrying and building which so distinguishes the local landscape. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Campden, Kelmscott, Cheltenham, stone. 12833

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The Minor Pleasures of Cotswold, Brill, Edith ;   Turner, Peter
27 The Minor Pleasures of Cotswold
Brill, Edith ; Turner, Peter. J.M. Dent, London, 1971. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 140mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiii prelims, 64+32pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book is tight and clean with some fading to edges of boards and spine. Dustwrapper has been handled, some light colour fading, front flap double clipped. A curious guide-book for the vistor to the Cotswolds which goes into some detail concerning the locally-quarried stone which gives the buildings of the region their unique charm. 32 pages of photographs. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Cotswold, stone, oolitic, quarry. 11576

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An Illustrated History of Stratford-upon-Avon Choral Society - A Celebration of the first 150 years, 1836-1986, Brownhill, Diana M.
28 An Illustrated History of Stratford-upon-Avon Choral Society - A Celebration of the first 150 years, 1836-1986
Brownhill, Diana M.. Bloomfield (printers), Stratford-upon-Avon, 1985. first edition, Paperback, 214mm x 191mm , xiv prelims, 201pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Paperback has been well read, with wear and some creasing around edges, sticker residue to rear, else clean and tight. Locally-produced sesquicentennial history of an enduring musical ensemble in Shakespeare's home town. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Stratford, Trinity, choir, Bach. 11617

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Canaletto and Warwick Castle, Buttery, David
29 Canaletto and Warwick Castle
Buttery, David. Phillimore, Chichester, 1992. first edition, Hardback, 19cm x 25cm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 66pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been handled, still clean with light wear only. Dustwrapper is clean with light wear only. Account of a great artist's work for Lord Brooke of Warwick Castle in the 18th century, with illustrations of said paintings and drawings. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Brooke, Greville, landscape, England. 14430

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Royal Leamington Spa in old picture postcards volume 2, Cameron, Jacqueline
30 Royal Leamington Spa in old picture postcards volume 2
Cameron, Jacqueline. European Library, Zaltbommel, 1995. first edition, Hardback, 15cm x 21cm decorated boards, 76pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Hardback is bright and clean with no obvious imperfections. A second collection of postcards depicting Leamington Spa between the years 1880 and 1930. Catalogue: Local Topography. Keywords: Leamington, Parade, Pump, Jephson. 11580

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