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Image for Isaac's Storm - The Drowning of Galveston - 8 September 1900

Isaac's Storm - The Drowning of Galveston - 8 September 1900

By: ,

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Fourth Estate: 1999

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8710


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 View more info

Image for The Tree - The Centenary Book of the Ulster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 1836-1936

The Tree - The Centenary Book of the Ulster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 1836-1936

By: ,

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Belfast, USPCA: 1936

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9111


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:... View more info

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Surrey Water-Colours

By: ,

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, A. & C. Black: 1931

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9859


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... View more info

Image for Country Life Picture Book of Britain - First Series

Country Life Picture Book of Britain - First Series

By: ,

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Country Life: 1951

Edition: third edition

Seller ID: 10008


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 View more info

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The Fourth Country Life Picture Book of Britain

By: ,

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Country Life: 1961

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10009


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 b... View more info

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Portrait of Epping Forest

By: Addison, Sir William

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1981

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15010


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. Catalog... View more info

Image for In and Out of the Workhouse - The Coming of the New Poor Law to Cambidgeshire and Huntingdonshire

In and Out of the Workhouse - The Coming of the New Poor Law to Cambidgeshire and Huntingdonshire

By: Allen, Carolyn et al

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Workers' Educational Association: 1978

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14027


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 View more info

Image for Tales and Legends of the English Lakes

Tales and Legends of the English Lakes

By: Armistead, Wilson

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Wakefield, E.P. Publishing: 1976

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 4673


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, poetr... View more info

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Tales from our Cornish Island

By: Atkins, Evelyn E.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Fowey, Cornwall, Alexander Associates: 2000

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 14864


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 View more info

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A Short History of Pembroke College, Cambridge

By: Attwater, Aubrey ; Roberts, S. C.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1936

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4758


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. C... View more info

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View of the Chilterns

By: Bailey, Brian J.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1979

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4720


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,... View more info

Image for Around the Kitchen Table - A Lancashire Childhood

Around the Kitchen Table - A Lancashire Childhood

By: Bark, Gertrude ; Good, Diana (ed)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Studley, Warwickshire, Brewin Books: 2004

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13158


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 View more info

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Lincolnshire and the Fens

By: Barley, M.W.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Wakefield, EP Publishing: 1982

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 14802


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 View more info

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Tudor Cheshire

By: Beck, Joan

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Chester, Cheshire Community Council: 1969

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owner stamp

Seller ID: 9505


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... View more info

Dorset

By: Benfield, Eric

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1950

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14974


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 View more info

Cornwall

By: Berry, Claude

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1951

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 14977


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... View more info

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Portrait of Cornwall

By: Berry, Claude

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1966

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 15671


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. Catalogu... View more info

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Portrait of Cheshire

By: Bethell, David

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1979

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15036


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, mediev... View more info

Image for Narrow Boats - Care and Maintenance

Narrow Boats - Care and Maintenance

By: Billingham, Nick

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Ramsbury, Wilts, The Crowood Press: 2003

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13071


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 View more info

Image for The Sunset Coasts: Bird's Eye View

The Sunset Coasts: Bird's Eye View

By: Bird, Vivian

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Kineton, Warwickshire, The Roundwood Press: 1970

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 14709


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 Br... View more info

Image for Along the River Cam

Along the River Cam

By: Blair, Andrew Hunter

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Stroud, Sutton Publishing: 2007

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14808


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 View more info

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Portrait of Oxfordshire

By: Bloxham, Christine G.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1982

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15002


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 View more info

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Yorkshire Revealed

By: Bolton, G. Douglas

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, Oliver & Boyd: 1955

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2776


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 photographe... View more info

The Shell Book of the Islands of Britain

By: Booth, David ; Perrott, David

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Guideway / Windward: 1981

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11554


Hardback, 246mm x 166mm decorated boards, 192pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book has been read, spine and boards a little bumped, else clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper has been handled, some edgewear, also fading of spine. Excellent reference guide to the islands around Great Britain, with 80 maps, 60 drawings and over 150 photographs accompanying an authoritative (three-column) text. Catalogue: Topogr... View more info

Image for South Devon - Comb, Tor and Seascape

South Devon - Comb, Tor and Seascape

By: Born, Anne

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1983

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9853


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... View more info

Image for The Chivalry of Cheshire

The Chivalry of Cheshire

By: Bostock, A.J.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Didsbury, E.J. Morten: 1980

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13984


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 View more info

Image for The Fortunate Islands - The story of the Isles of Scilly

The Fortunate Islands - The story of the Isles of Scilly

By: Bowley, R.L.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, St. Mary's: 1990

Edition: eighth edition

Seller ID: 13134


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 View more info

Image for The Fortunate Islands - The story of the Isles of Scilly

The Fortunate Islands - The story of the Isles of Scilly

By: Bowley, R.L.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, Bowley Publications: 1990

Edition: eighth edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 14786


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. Cata... View more info

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Through Britain on Country Roads

By: Brereton, Peter

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Arthur Barker: 1982

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12412


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 ... View more info

The Soul of Manchester

By: Brindley, W.H. (ed)

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Manchester, Manchester University Press: 1929

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15746


Hardback, 235mm x 145mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 280+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Exterior clean, bottom of spine scuffed, block edges worn with foxing, bottom edge ragged, foxing also to some pages and to tissue sheets over photographs, otherwise unmarked. Excellent collection of articles about commercial, cultural and social life in Manchester between the wars. Catalogue: Topography. Keywords: uni... View more info