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The Industrial Archaeology of the Lake Counties, Davies-Shiel, Michael ;   Marshall, J.D.
The Industrial Archaeology of the Lake Counties

The Tyldesleys of Lancashire - The rise and fall of a great patrician family, Lunn, John
The Tyldesleys of Lancashire - The rise and fall of a great patrician family

Cheshire, Crossley, Fred H.
Cheshire

Portrait of Cornwall, Berry, Claude
Portrait of Cornwall

Portrait of Dorset, Wightman, Ralph
Portrait of Dorset

Portrait of Somerset, Little, Bryan
Portrait of Somerset

A Plank Bridge by a Pool, Thelwell, Norman
A Plank Bridge by a Pool

Hertfordshire, Thomas, Sir William Beach
Hertfordshire

 

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Country Life Picture Book of Britain - First Series, ,
1 Country Life Picture Book of Britain - First Series
,. Country Life, London, 1951. third edition, Hardback, 292mm x 224mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, third edition, 5th impression, , 90pp. plus advertisments, Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Spine and boards faded, spine also bumped and a little frayed, but overall tight and clean. A collection of 90 full-page photographs of delightful British scenes - urban, rural and coastal. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: Britain, photographs, postcard. 10008

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Isaac's Storm - The Drowning of Galveston - 8 September 1900, ,
2 Isaac's Storm - The Drowning of Galveston - 8 September 1900
,. Fourth Estate, London, 1999. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 142mm purple cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 385pp. plus index, Very Good/Very Good. Just a little dusting to top block edge but book still in very good condition. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. Account of the deadliest hurricane in American history. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: Texas, hurricane, Galveston, 1900. 8710

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Surrey Water-Colours, ,
3 Surrey Water-Colours
,. A. & C. Black, London, 1931. first edition, Hardback, 225mm x 159mm brown cloth boards, maroon titles, first edition, 6th impression, , 64pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Sutton Palmer. Good/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped, some loss to cover picture at top edge. Differential fading and hinge staining to endpapers/inner boards, also some differential fading, but book is still tight, and colour plates all brigtht and clean. Lovely collection of 16 watercolour painting plates of Surrey landscapes and rural scenes. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: Surrey, Sutton, Guildford, Esher. 9859

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The Fourth Country Life Picture Book of Britain, ,
4 The Fourth Country Life Picture Book of Britain
,. Country Life, London, 1961. first edition, Hardback, 290mm x 225mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 80pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book is tight and basically clean with no markings. Some ephemeral newspaper and magazine cuttings. Dustwrapper (now protected) has wear along edges with some tears to top of rear. Still clean and presentable, with protection. Front flap clipped. A tour of 1950s Britain - urban and rural - through photographs taken by some of the best landscape photographers in the country. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: Britain, photography, Cawdor, Glyder. 10009

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The Tree - The Centenary Book of the Ulster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 1836-1936, ,
5 The Tree - The Centenary Book of the Ulster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 1836-1936
,. USPCA, Belfast, 1936. first edition, Hardback, 257mm x 193mm decorated card boards over brown cloth spine, xi prelims, 100+pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped but basically clean. Single nick near bottom spine. Block darkened by age, edges grubby and ragged as cut, differential fading to endpapers, else clean. Centenray celebration of a worthy organisation includes essays, poems and many illustrations. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: USPCA, animals, Ireland. 9111

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Portrait of Epping Forest, Addison, Sir William
6 Portrait of Epping Forest
Addison, Sir William. Robert Hale, London, 1981. first edition, Hardback, 224mm x 142mm brown cloth boards, red titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 191+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book has some pinpoint spotty marks to top block edge, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear from handling. Volume from "Portraits" series offers a lovely tour of Epping Forest, rich in history and local lore, written by a Verderer with long experience of managing the woodland. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: Essex, Chingford, Verderer. 15010

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In and Out of the Workhouse - The Coming of the New Poor Law to Cambidgeshire and Huntingdonshire, Allen, Carolyn             et al
7 In and Out of the Workhouse - The Coming of the New Poor Law to Cambidgeshire and Huntingdonshire
Allen, Carolyn et al. Workers' Educational Association, London, 1978. first edition, Pamphlet, 24cm x 17cm , vi prelims, 60pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback/pamphlet has been handled occasionally - clean with minimal wear. An communally-authored text by a liberal study group offers a useful and illustrated guide to how the workhouse system operated in two English counties at the very beginning of the Victorian era. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: workhouse, relief, poor, St Ives. 14027

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Yorkshire Folk - Memoirs of a Journalist, Andrews, William Linton
8 Yorkshire Folk - Memoirs of a Journalist
Andrews, William Linton. Heath Cranton, London, 1935. first edition, Hardback, 193mm x 124mm green cloth boards, black titles, first edition, viii prelims, 175pp. plus index, plus advertisments,Good +/NoWrapper. Book has been well read over years but still clean and tight overall, with some blotchy fading to exterior edges. A memorable tour of Yorkshire between the wars which introduces many working men and women who together reveal the no-nonsense character of the honest Tyke. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: Yorkshire, Sheffield, Leeds, labour. 14773

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Tales and Legends of the English Lakes, Armistead, Wilson
9 Tales and Legends of the English Lakes
Armistead, Wilson. E.P. Publishing, Wakefield, 1976. first thus, Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xii prelims, 289pp. Very Good/Good +++. Previous owner's name. Book is not new but has no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some shelfwear along top. Facsimile reprint of 1891 original volume, covering the many romantic legends concerned with the Lake District, with many examples of the poetry written under the inspiration of these legends. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: Lake, legend, poetry, Buttermere. 4673

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Tales from our Cornish Island, Atkins, Evelyn E.
10 Tales from our Cornish Island
Atkins, Evelyn E.. Alexander Associates, Fowey, Cornwall, 2000. first thus, Paperback, 207mm x 148mm , vi prelims, 184pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled, spine creased with colour faded, clean and tight overall. Follow-up volume to "We Bought an Island" in which Atkins describes the unique life she shared with her sister as the sole residents of St. George's island off the Cornish coast. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: Looe, shellfish, treasure, Cornwall. 14864

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A Short History of Pembroke College, Cambridge, Attwater, Aubrey ;   Roberts, S. C.
11 A Short History of Pembroke College, Cambridge
Attwater, Aubrey ; Roberts, S. C.. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1936. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 129 +pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Fair. Block a little darkened at edges, perhaps a little grubby on top. Spine a little bumped. Dustwrapper (now protected) is generally lightly stained, with staining to spine more notable. However, with protection, still quite presentable. Attwater's history of Pembroke, completed posthumuously by Roberts. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: Pembroke, cambridge, Foundress. 4758

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View of the Chilterns, Bailey, Brian J.
12 View of the Chilterns
Bailey, Brian J.. Robert Hale, London, 1979. first edition, Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 192pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Brian J. Bailey. Very Good/Good +++. Spine a little bumped, and book is not new, but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has a little shelfwear along top, with top of spine bumped, but basically bright and clean with little evidence of handling. A generously illustrated journey through England's Chiltern Hills, concentrating on the historic human habitation of the area. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: Chiltern, England, Beaconsfield. 4720

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Around the Kitchen Table - A Lancashire Childhood, Bark, Gertrude ;   Good, Diana         (ed)
13 Around the Kitchen Table - A Lancashire Childhood
Bark, Gertrude ; Good, Diana (ed). Brewin Books, Studley, Warwickshire, 2004. first edition, Paperback, 209mm x 147mm , vi prelims, 90pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback is bright and clean with little or no wear. Biography of a woman born in Leigh in 1896 who contributed to her family's famous recipe book, examples from which are here included. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: pie, cookery, recipe, cake. 13158

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Lincolnshire and the Fens, Barley, M.W.
14 Lincolnshire and the Fens
Barley, M.W.. EP Publishing, Wakefield, 1982. first thus, Hardback, 217mm x 145mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 192pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear from handling. Dustwrapper is clean if a little tanned, front flap clipped. First published by Batsford in 1972, this is Barley's fine historical account of the history of Lincolnshire and the character of its people. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: flat, Grimsby, marsh, Spalding. 14802

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Towpaths of England, Bearshaw, Brian
15 Towpaths of England
Bearshaw, Brian. Guild Publishing, London, 1985. first thus, Hardback, 227mm x 142mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 192pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by David Chesworth. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been handled occasionally but still clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. A lovely walking tour along some of England's many miles of canal and navigation towpaths, with line illustrations by Chesworth. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: Chelmer, Union, Kennet, canal. 14862

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Tudor Cheshire, Beck, Joan
16 Tudor Cheshire
Beck, Joan. Cheshire Community Council, Chester, 1969. first edition, Hardback, 234mm x 155mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 111+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by W.J. Smith. Good +++/NoWrapper. Owner stamp. Book has been read but is tight and clean, just a little discolouring of spine. Volume 7 in the "A History of Cheshire" series (Gen. Ed. J.J. Bagley) looks at life and events in Cheshire during the tumultous Tudor age when the county was fully integrated into the wider English nation. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: Cheshire, Tudor, Frodsham. 9505

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17 Dorset
Benfield, Eric. Robert Hale, London, 1950. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 142mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 232+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Book has been well read, now grubby around edges, foxing to block edges and endpapers, pages clean overall. Volume from "County Books" series offers an historically-informed tour of an attractive English county, with photographs and map. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: Cerne, Maiden, Purbeck, Tolpuddle. 14974

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18 Cornwall
Berry, Claude. Robert Hale, London, 1951. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 142mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , xiv prelims, 252+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Book has been well read, exterior bumped and scuffed with some light staining, light foxing to block edges and endpapers, pages clean overall. Volume from "County Books" series offers Berry's historically-informed tour of England's westernmost county, with photographs, map and a Foreword by A.L. Rowse. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: Penzance, Truro, Padstow, Ives. 14977

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Portrait of Cornwall, Berry, Claude
19 Portrait of Cornwall
Berry, Claude. Robert Hale, London, 1966. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 142mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 3rd impression, , 189+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Gift Inscription. Book has been well read, spine and boards bumped, block edges grubby from handling, clean overall. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear from handling, front flap clipped. Volume from Hale Portrait series offers an illustrated guide to the county that forms the South-West tip of England. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: Penzance, Lizard, Falmouth, Truro. 15671

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Portrait of Cheshire, Bethell, David
20 Portrait of Cheshire
Bethell, David. Robert Hale, London, 1979. first edition, Hardback, 224mm x 142mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 224+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Book has been handled, spine bumped, foxing to top block edge, clean overall. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear from handling, just a little tanned, front flap clipped. Volume from "Portraits" series offers an illustrated historical tour of a county dating back to Roman times. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: Roman, medieval, Wirral, Macclesfield. 15036

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Narrow Boats - Care and Maintenance, Billingham, Nick
21 Narrow Boats - Care and Maintenance
Billingham, Nick. The Crowood Press, Ramsbury, Wilts, 2003. first edition, Hardback, 250mm x 196mm decorated boards, 142pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Practical guide for the narrowboat owner in two-column text with plenty of illustrations. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: canal, waterway, hull, varnish. 13071

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The Sunset Coasts: Bird's Eye View, Bird, Vivian
22 The Sunset Coasts: Bird's Eye View
Bird, Vivian. The Roundwood Press, Kineton, Warwickshire, 1970. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 148mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiii prelims, 200+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Inscribed by author. Book has been handled, light wear only with top block edge grubby, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper has been handled, wear along top edge, front flap square cut at bottom. Original price sticker on rear. Eloquent account of travels off the beaten track along the western and northern fringes of the British Isles. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: Orkney, Hebrides, Shetland, Limerick. 14709

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Along the River Cam, Blair, Andrew Hunter
23 Along the River Cam
Blair, Andrew Hunter. Sutton Publishing, Stroud, 2007. first edition, Paperback, 247mm x 170mm , 144pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback is clean and tight, no creasing or curling. An illustrated exploration of the river Cam and its surrounding countryside, rich in the history and character of the region. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: Cambridge, Hertford, Anglia, Grantchester. 14808

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Portrait of Oxfordshire, Bloxham, Christine G.
24 Portrait of Oxfordshire
Bloxham, Christine G.. Robert Hale, London, 1982. first edition, Hardback, 224mm x 142mm orange cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 224pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been handled only occasionally. Clean and tight with minimal wear. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. Volume from "Portraits" series offers a charrming and historically-infomed tour of the university county, with photographs and a map. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: Oxford, Banbury, Rollright, Bloxham. 15002

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Yorkshire Revealed, Bolton, G. Douglas
25 Yorkshire Revealed
Bolton, G. Douglas. Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh & London, 1955. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 17cm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xvi prelims, 260pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Single small stains to inner boards and front endpaper. Fold-out map at rear intact but creased. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some chipping along top with flap edges frayed and discoloured The whole county of Yorkshire revealed by a man of the county, with a special emphasis on the beauty of the landscape, as photographed by the author. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: Yorkshire, Dales, Moors, Wolds. 2776

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South Devon - Comb, Tor and Seascape, Born, Anne
26 South Devon - Comb, Tor and Seascape
Born, Anne. Victor Gollancz, London, 1983. first edition, Hardback, 235mm x 154mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 192+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been read, and spine and boards are bumped, but overall tight and clean. Dustwrapper has been handled, light shelfwear, still presentable. An excellent guide to the landscape, history and culture of South Devon, with special attention to the two cities of Exeter and Plymouth. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: Devon, tor, Exeter, combe. 9853

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The Chivalry of Cheshire, Bostock, A.J.
27 The Chivalry of Cheshire
Bostock, A.J.. E.J. Morten, Didsbury, 1980. first edition, Hardback, 247mm x 174mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 147pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear. Owner sticker on front endpaper. Excellent guide to the origins of knightly familes of Cheshire within a historical narrative of their deeds at court and in battle. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: medieval, heraldry, armorial, knight. 13984

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The Fortunate Islands - The story of the Isles of Scilly, Bowley, R.L.
28 The Fortunate Islands - The story of the Isles of Scilly
Bowley, R.L.. Bowley Publications, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, 1990. eighth edition, Hardback, 224mm x 142mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, eighth edition, 224pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Signed by author. Book is clean with no obvious imperfection. Owner sticker on inner front board. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear, spine colour faded, sticker on front flap. First published in 1945 by Ernest Bowley and latterly revised by his son Rex, this is the eighth edition of a standard history of the Scilly Isles. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: shipwreck, cornwall, Tresco, lighthouse. 14786

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The Fortunate Islands - The story of the Isles of Scilly, Bowley, R.L.
29 The Fortunate Islands - The story of the Isles of Scilly
Bowley, R.L.. St. Mary's, London, 1990. eighth edition, Paperback, 215mm x 137mm , 224pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled but still clean and tight with no creasing. Latter-day revised and enlarged edition of standard history of the Scilly Isles, first published in 1945. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: Hugh, St Mary's, Scilly, Cornwall. 13134

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Through Britain on Country Roads, Brereton, Peter
30 Through Britain on Country Roads
Brereton, Peter. Arthur Barker, London, 1982. first edition, Hardback, 245mm x 132mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 320pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Tall book has been handled but still clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper has been handled, with some light wear but no more. A delightful illustrated guidebook for 18 touring routes along quieter roads in Great Britain, intended for the motorist or cyclist, with facing-page route maps, rather in the manner of a waterways map. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: transport, country, accommodation, motoring. 12412

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