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Peterwell - The History of a Mansion and its infamous Squire, Phillips, Bethan
Peterwell - The History of a Mansion and its infamous Squire

Country Walks in Britain, ,
Country Walks in Britain

English Country Gardens, Clarke, Ethne ;   Perry, Clay
English Country Gardens

The Shell Book of English Villages, Hadfield, John             (ed)
The Shell Book of English Villages

The Welsh Peaks, Poucher, W. A.
The Welsh Peaks

The High Sheriff, ,
The High Sheriff

The Years of Endurance 1793-1802, Bryant, Arthur
The Years of Endurance 1793-1802

The Farm - Shown to the Children, Meadow, Foster
The Farm - Shown to the Children

 

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Country Walks in Britain, ,
1 Country Walks in Britain
,. Automobile Association, Basingstoke, 1997. first edition, Hardback, 296mm x 241mm decorated boards, c.300pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Top edge of block a little dusty else near fine. Dustwrapper has been handled only occasionally. Large-scale and superbly illustrated guide to a hundred walks through rural Britain, with maps and roure directions. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Britain, walking, AA, route. 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.. 6490

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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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The High Sheriff, ,
3 The High Sheriff
,. The Times, London, 1961. first edition, Hardback, 253mm x 157mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 44pp. Good +++/Good. Book is very good save for some foxing to block edges and a single small mark at base of front board. Dustwrapper (now protected) has shelfwear and some fading along top with two flattened tears. Also generally darkened. Short guide to the formalities of the ancient office of High Sheriff. Catalogue: England. Keywords: Sheriff, shrievalty, privy. 6328

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Who's Who in Warwickshire, ,
4 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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5 A Book of British Music Festivals
Adams, Richard. Robert Royce, London, 1986. first edition, Hardback, tall 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 224pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Music festivals of Great Britain. Catalogue: England. Keywords: music Festivals. 2186

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Old English Towns, Andrews, W. ;   Lang, Elsie M.
6 Old English Towns
Andrews, W. ; Lang, Elsie M.. Bracken Books, London, 1985. first thus, Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, x prelims, 438pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Block edges are very slightly dusted. Dustwrapper (now protected) has slight shelfwear, with top of spine bumped. A reprint of a classic 1931 volume, taking the reader into the heart of ther famous old towns and cities of England, providing full details of the rich history behind the buildings. Catalogue: England. Keywords: England, towns, cities. 2266

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Hawthorn Hedge Country, Archer, Fred
7 Hawthorn Hedge Country
Archer, Fred. Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1970. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 138mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 188pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Spine and boards a litle bumped. Book has been read, block edges a little grubby, pages clean. Dustwrapper has spine bumped, has been handled but still bright and clean. Third of Archer's books concerning the only slightly fictional village of Ayshon in the Vale of Evesham. Catalogue: Midlands. Keywords: Archer, Ayshon, Evesham. 6222

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Tales and Legends of the English Lakes, Armistead, Wilson
8 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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Elizabethan Winchester, Atkinson (M.A.), Tom
9 Elizabethan Winchester
Atkinson (M.A.), Tom. Faber & Faber, London, 1963. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 268pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/. Ex-lib with stickers and stamps. Book well read with grubby edges, spine and boards bumped. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some shelfwear with chipping to top of spine. Scholarly overview of a particular period of Winchester's history, written by the City Archivist. Catalogue: England. Keywords: Winchester, Elizabethan, charter. 5363

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A Short History of Pembroke College, Cambridge, Attwater, Aubrey ;   Roberts, S. C.
10 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.
11 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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The Lady Sheila and other Celtic Memorabilia, Bain, James Leith Macbeth
12 The Lady Sheila and other Celtic Memorabilia
Bain, James Leith Macbeth. Theosophical Publishing Society, London, 1912. Hardback, 20cm x 13cm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , 72pp. Less than good/NoWrapper. Book generally aged. Block edges ragged. General darkening wit some foxing. Spine and boards bumped. "The Story of a few of the most notable of my marvellous Psychic experiences through the Mediation of my dear Wife, narrated by me as failthfully and as truly as I have been able." Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Theosophy, medium, mystic. 4831

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The Cathedrals of England, Batsford, Harry ;   Fry, Charles
13 The Cathedrals of England
Batsford, Harry ; Fry, Charles. B.T. Batsford, London, 1954. Ninth Edition, Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, Ninth Edition, x prelims, 118pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Colour frontispiece partially separated. Block edges slightly aged with handling but still square and intact. Dustwrapper (now protected) has ageing and shelfwear with small (1-2mm) loss at ends of spine and corners, also 1/2 sq cm loss to front edge. Rewarding and detailed account of the building and design of English cathedrals, fully illustrated. Catalogue: England. Keywords: England, cathedrals, Church, York, Canterbury. 2817

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Lightly Poached, Beckwith, Lillian
14 Lightly Poached
Beckwith, Lillian. Hutchinson, London, 1973. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 192pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Douglas Hall. Very Good/Very Good. Previous owner's name. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper (now secured and protected with laminate tape) is bright and clean. Beckwith's fifth book about her life in the Hebrides. Catalogue: Scotland. Keywords: Beckwith, Hebrides, Scotland, Bruachites. 5405

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York, Benson, George
15 York
Benson, George. Blackie & Son, London & Glasgow, Hardback, 220mm x 153mm grey card boards, green titles, , 64 + 12pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by E.W. Haslehust. Good/Good. Gift Inscription. Spine and boards bumped and darkened around edges, else clean. Block edges have foxing, though pages again clean, with plates all bright and clean also. Dustwrapper (now protected) has light shelfwear and has been handled but still presentable. No date given for this volume in Beautiful England series, but all evidence - including 1948 inscription - suggests an immediate post-war publication of this delightful little guide to York, with paintings by Haslehust. Catalogue: England. Keywords: York, Haselhust, Minster. 6294

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Portrait of Birmingham, Bird, Vivian
16 Portrait of Birmingham
Bird, Vivian. Robert Hale, London, 1970. first edition, Hardback, 8vo lilac cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 239+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good. Spine just a little bumped, top edge of block dusty, otherwise nice and clean. Dustwrapper has been handled, some shelfwear, spine faded. Rewarding single-volume history of a city which emerged to greatness during the Industrial Revolution. Catalogue: Midlands. Keywords: Birmingham, Industrial, Chamberlain. 6204

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Old Gloucestershire Churches, Bird, W. Hobart
17 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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An Old Roman City: A Memorial of the Martyrs, Bloomfield, C.
18 An Old Roman City: A Memorial of the Martyrs
Bloomfield, C.. Alfred Holness, London, Hardback, 185mm x 125mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, , x prelims, 178pp. plus advertisments,Good/NoWrapper. Book feels tight and solid. Boards lightly discoloured, with notable stain near mid-spine. No publication date but internal evidence suggests 1892-93. Strongly Christian celebration of many centuries of martyrdom for the faith, prompted by archaeological excavations in the old Roman town of Silchester. Catalogue: England. Keywords: Christian, martyr, Silchester. 5337

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Yorkshire Revealed, Bolton, G. Douglas
19 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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Life and Tradition on the Cotswolds, Brill, Edith
20 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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Through the Belgian Canals, Bristow, Philip
21 Through the Belgian Canals
Bristow, Philip. Nautical Publishing, Lymington, 1972. first edition, Hardback, 8vo red leatherette covered boards, gilt titles, first edition, 158pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Fair/Fair. Private library stamp on half-title. Block has been slightly dampened at some point and is now wobbly towards rear - though only slightly, and pages are all clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper is intact, but laminate coating has cracked in places, with light shelfwear along top. Light staining on inside. Practical and fact-heavy guide to boating on the Belgian canals. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: Belgium, canal, Brussels. 4732

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Through the Dutch Canals, Bristow, Philip
22 Through the Dutch Canals
Bristow, Philip. Lymington, Nautical Publishing, 1974. first edition, Hardback, 8vo red leatherette covered boards, gilt titles, first edition, 223pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/Good. Gift Inscription. Spine a little bumped, block edges dusty. Staining to top edge of rear endpaper and previous page. Book has been read. Dustwrapper has some light creasing and evidence of handling. Practical and fact-heavy guide to boating on the Dutch canals. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: Canal, Holland, Ijsselmeer. 4731

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Through the French Canals, Bristow, Philip
23 Through the French Canals
Bristow, Philip. Nautical Publishing, Lymington, 1972. second edition, Hardback, 8vo red leatherette covered boards, gilt titles, second edition, 199pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Fair/Fair. Private library stamp on half-title. Occasional markings in pencil and ink. Front endpaper stained. Beginnings of foxing to top of block, also to half-title and opposite. Book has been read. Dustwrapper has been handled and has light shelfwear, with some staining on inside. Practical and fact-heavy guide to boating on the French canals Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: Canal, France, Lyons. 4733

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Broad Acres - A Yorkshire Miscellany, Brown, Alfred J.
24 Broad Acres - A Yorkshire Miscellany
Brown, Alfred J.. Country Life, London, 1949. first edition, Hardback, 25cm x 19cm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , x prelims, 210pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/Fair. Owners inscription. Tight and solid. Boards clean, block edges a little dusty with some faint foxing. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some occasional staiing and small patches of surface loss, with loss of 2sq cm to top of spine. "An attempt to answer the question 'Where shall I go to find the real Yorkshire?'" Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: Yorkshire, farms, inns, churches 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.. 4691

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25 The Heart of England
Brown, Ivor. B.T. Batsford, London, 1951. third edition, Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, third edition, viii prelims, 120pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Private library sticker on front endpaper. Spine and top edge of front board faded. Top of block dusty. Very slight bowing. Cheery guide to England and the English way of life. Catalogue: England. Keywords: England, English, sport, work, Christianity. 5131

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English Castles, Brown, R. Allen
26 English Castles
Brown, R. Allen. Book Club Associates, London, 1977. first thus, Hardback, 255mm x 192mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 240pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been read, some dusting to top edge of block, else very good. Dustwrapper has been handled but basically clean with minimal wear. Spine and adjacent rear faded by light source. Book club edition of classic illustrated text on the history of the English castle, first published in 1954. Catalogue: England. Keywords: Castle, England, Norman, bailey. 6305

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Samuel Pepys - The Years of Peril, Bryant, Arthur
27 Samuel Pepys - The Years of Peril
Bryant, Arthur. Collins, London, 1948. second edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, second edition, xiv prelims, 466pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good/Fair. Private library sticker to endpaper. Top of block dark and grubby, with foxing, also to block edge. Top and bottom of spine and borads bumped and a little grubby. Dustwrapper (now protected) has bumped and frayed spine, with curling around edges and foxing affecting flaps, which also have pencil markings. A historian reviews Pepys' account of the years 1669-1683. Catalogue: England. Keywords: Pepys, Oates,London. 3737

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The Fire and the Rose, Bryant, Arthur
28 The Fire and the Rose
Bryant, Arthur. Collins, London, 1966. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 320pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Small number of foxing spots to block edge. Spine a little bumped. Dustwrapper (now protected) is a little darkened around edges but bright and clean with no shelfwear. Great events from seven hundred years of English history are brought to life and unified by a master narrative historian. Catalogue: History. Keywords: England, history, Peasant, Waterloo. 3725

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The Years of Endurance 1793-1802, Bryant, Arthur
29 The Years of Endurance 1793-1802
Bryant, Arthur. Collins, London, 1948. first edition, Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 6th impression, , xiv prelims, 370pp. plus index, Good +/Fair. Spine bumped, block edges a little grubby, block darkened but basically clean with no markings. Dustwrapper (now protected and secured) has general wear with loss to rear at top and bottom by spine. Patriotic account of how Britain stood up to its enemies during the period of the French Revolutionary Wars. Catalogue: England. Keywords: Britain, Pitt, Napoleon, revolution. 6321

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Robert Burnard's Dartmoor Pictorial Records, Burnard, Robert
30 Robert Burnard's Dartmoor Pictorial Records
Burnard, Robert. Devon Books, Newton Abbot, 1986. first thus, No. 745 in an edition of 1000, signed by publisher. Book is tight, clean and solid. Facsimile republication of Burnard's illustrated volumes, revealing the magic of Dartmoor. Approx. 400 pages. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations.. 5374

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