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Who's Who in Warwickshire

By: ,

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Worcester, Ebenezer Baylis & Son: 1934

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2597


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 View more info

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Oxford - A Sketchbook by Fred Richards

By: ,

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, A. & C. Black: 1923

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3860


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 View more info

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The High Sheriff

By: ,

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, The Times: 1961

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6328


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 View more info

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Country Walks in Britain

By: ,

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Basingstoke, Automobile Association: 1997

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6490


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 l... View more info

A Book of British Music Festivals

By: Adams, Richard

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Robert Royce: 1986

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2186


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 View more info

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Old English Towns

By: Andrews, W. ; Lang, Elsie M.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Bracken Books: 1985

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 2266


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,... View more info

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Hawthorn Hedge Country

By: Archer, Fred

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1970

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6222


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 View more info

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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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Elizabethan Winchester

By: Atkinson (M.A.), Tom

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1963

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5363


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 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

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The Cathedrals of England

By: Batsford, Harry ; Fry, Charles

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, B.T. Batsford: 1954

Edition: Ninth Edition

Seller ID: 2817


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 d... View more info

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Lightly Poached

By: Beckwith, Lillian

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1973

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 5405


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 View more info

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York

By: Benson, George

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London & Glasgow, Blackie & Son:

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 6294


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... View more info

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Portrait of Birmingham

By: Bird, Vivian

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1970

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6204


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 View more info

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An Old Roman City: A Memorial of the Martyrs

By: Bloomfield, C.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Alfred Holness:

Seller ID: 5337


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, Silche... 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

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Life and Tradition on the Cotswolds

By: Brill, Edith

Price: £13.50

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent: 1973

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2599


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... View more info

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Through the Dutch Canals

By: Bristow, Philip

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Nautical Publishing, Lymington: 1974

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 4731


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, Holla... View more info

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Through the Belgian Canals

By: Bristow, Philip

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Lymington, Nautical Publishing: 1972

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4732


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. Practic... View more info

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Through the French Canals

By: Bristow, Philip

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Lymington, Nautical Publishing: 1972

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 4733


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... View more info

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Broad Acres - A Yorkshire Miscellany

By: Brown, Alfred J.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Country Life: 1949

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 4691


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?'... View more info

The Heart of England

By: Brown, Ivor

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, B.T. Batsford: 1951

Edition: third edition

Seller ID: 5131


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 View more info

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English Castles

By: Brown, R. Allen

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Book Club Associates: 1977

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 6305


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: E... View more info

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The Fire and the Rose

By: Bryant, Arthur

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1966

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3725


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: Eng... View more info

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The Years of Endurance 1793-1802

By: Bryant, Arthur

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1948

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6321


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, ... View more info

The Lion & The Unicorn

By: Bryant, Arthur

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1969

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 3724


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 349pp. Very Good/Good +++. Gift Inscription. Block edges perhaps a little dusty. Dustwrapper (now protceted) is bumped at top of spine and front corner. Single mark to front edge opposite spine. Perhaps a little darkened but bright and clean. A historian of the Whig tradition - indeed, a student of Trevelyan - reviews the historical situation of his beloved country, and is concerned for the future. Catalogue:... View more info

Samuel Pepys - The Years of Peril

By: Bryant, Arthur

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1948

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 3737


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 Pep... View more info

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Robert Burnard's Dartmoor Pictorial Records

By: Burnard, Robert

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot, Devon Books: 1986

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 5374


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. View more info

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Britain Revisited - One man's journeys in the steps of the travellers

By: Burton, Anthony

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1986

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3711


Hardback, 25cm x 18cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 192pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is not far from near fine. Top front corner bumped. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some small signs of handling and wear around edges but, again, not far from near fine. Delightful and literate journey through England following earlier journeys by such writers as Defoe, Johnson and Wilkie Collins... View more info