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"MORE DEVON BYWAYS" by Annan Dickson.

Hardcover First Edition in green hardcovers, published by Westaway Books, London in 1952. Dimensions: 19cm x 13cm approx.

An interesting "wander" around rural Devonshire - the companion volume to "Devon Byways" by the same author.

112 pages with 24 black and white photographs and 2 maps.

Condition: Green hardcovers good with some fading to spine and edges. Internal pages good with some yellowing and minor foxing throughout - also has a few minor pencil marks to the text. Binding tight.

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"THE BOOK OF WILLAND" by Willand History Group.

Hardcover First edition in green hardcover with original dustcover, published by Halsgrove, Somerset in 2007. Dimensions: 31cm x 21.5cm approx.

An excellent local history book on Willand, one of Devon's smaller parishes. Written by the Willand History Group.

160 pages including numerous black and white photographs.

Condition:  New.

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"THE HISTORY OF THE YORUBAS - From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the British Protectorate." by The Rev. Samuel Johnson. 1921.

Hardcover First Edition in blue/green hardcovers, published by George Routledge & Sons, Ltd, London in 1921. Dimensions: 22cm x 15cm approx.

A fascinating and rather scarce look at the "Yoruba Country" in West Africa. The book is a comprehensive work written in the late 19th Century but, not published for over 20 years after it was completed.

684 pages with frontispiece photograph of the author and a fold-out map to the rear.

Condition:  A bit tatty. Ex-Library copy with normal library markings. A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to the covers. Front board has come away from the block with the spine covering and rear hinge cracked. Internal pages pretty good with just a slight ripple and two dents to the leading edge of the introductory chapters. Also slight edge wear to pages. Binding tight. Would really benefit from a re-bind and would then be a good copy.

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"DARTMOOR IN ALL ITS MOODS" by Douglas Gordon. 1931.

Hardcover First Edition in green/grey hardcover, published by John Murray, London in 1931. Dimensions: 20.5cm x 14cm approx.

An interesting book on Dartmoor that includes chapters on "Customs and People", "Sporting Rights and Game Birds", "Mists and Mires", "Dartmoor Hunting", and much more.

336 pages with 8 black and white plates plus publishers advertisements.

Condition:  Good. Ex-Library copy with normal library markings. Some wear/rubbing/fading and shelf wear to covers. Internal pages good with just light yellowing. Binding tight.

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"A NEW SERIES OF OUTLINE MAPS, with Illustrations of the Mariners Compass and Solar System, for the Use of Elementary Schools". Tabular & Explanatory Notes by J. G. Fleming. c.1865.

Hardcover Second Edition "Revised from the Latest Census Returns" in marbled board covers, published by Alexander Thom & Sons, Dublin. The volume is undated but, the Census refered to is the 1861 Census and we believe the volume to be c.1865. Dimensions: 31cm x 24.5cm approx.

An interesting outline Atlas of the world with explanatory notes and, more interestingly, populations of the main countries according to the latest census information. 10 outline maps plus a fold-out map of the hemispheres plus a frontispiece illustration of the Mariners Compass and a map of the planets to the rear.

39 pages of text including index.

Condition:  Effectively disbound. Appears as though it was originally half leather but the leather has gone withe the spine covering replaced by brown paper. This book has obviously had rather a hard life ! The front board is hanging on by a thread. The binding is coming apart and a number of pages are either loose or very close to being so. Both free endpapers are damaged. Frontispiece has damage to edges (does not encroach onto illustration). Some minor childish scribbling in pencil/crayon. Really deserves repair/restoration.

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"BRISTOL AND ITS FAMOUS ASSOCIATIONS" by Stanley Hutton. 1907.

Hardcover Edition (probably First edition) in black hardcover with leather spine & corners, published by J. W. Arrowsmith, Bristol in 1907. Dimensions: 21cm x 14cm approx.

A well known book about the city of Bristol and its historical associations that include Maritime, Literary, Art, Music, Scientific, Military, Political and more. Includes 58 illustrations.

406 pages.

Condition:  Reasonable. Heavy wear/rubbing/marking to hardcovers. Corners bumped. Spine covering split to top of front and rear hinges. Internal pages good with slight yellowing. Binding tight. Really deserves a re-bind.

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"LEVANT - A Champion Cornish Mine" by John Corin.  1992.

Softcover First Edition volume in printed covers, published by The Trevithick Society, St. Ives in 1992.  Dimensions: 25cm x 18.5cm approx.

The fascinating story of the Levant Mine.

70 pages with numerous black and white illustrations and photographs.

Condition:  Good.  Slight wear/rubbing to covers. Internal pages good with just slight yellowing to extreme edges and a slight ripple to the same. Binding tight.

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"BELGIUM THE GLORIOUS - Her Country and Her People" Edited by Walter Hutchinson.  c.1920.

2 x Hardcover First Edition volumes in half green calf and green cloth covers, published by Hutchinson & Co, London.  The volumes are undated but we believe them to be c.1925.  Dimensions: 28cm x 22.5cm approx.

Two comprehensive and well illustrated volumes about Belgium. The subtitle being "The story of a brave nation and a pictorial and authoritative record of a fair country ruthlessly plundered and destroyed." Clearly published fairly soon after the end of World War I, the second volume carries numerous photographs of the damage caused to the country by the conflict.

The two volumes contain a total of 1,171 black and white photographs and illustrations, 18 coloured plates and 13 maps. 

820 pages in total.

Condition:  Slightly tatty.  Ex-Library copies with normal library markings.  Spines cracked at front and rear hinges.  Spine covering beginning to split.  Heavy wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Inscriptions have been cut out of the top right-hand corners of the front free endpapers of both volumes and the title page of volume II.  Internal pages quite good with just some light yellowing and a few minor marks.  Binding of volume I quite tight and binding of volume II beginning to break down with one or two pages quite loose.

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"VENICE PAST AND PRESENT" by Selwyn Brinton. Illus.  1925.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth covers, published by The Studio, London in 1925.  Dimensions: 29.5cm x 21.5cm approx.

A nice book of illustrations of Venice that captures the flavour of the city through the ages. With a number of colour illustrations and numerous black and white illustrations. Text by Selwyn Brinton.

184 pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Internal pages good with some very minor creases.  Binding tight.

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"DENMARK IN WORD AND PICTURE" Edited by Max Edelberg. 1934.

Hardcover First Edition in red cloth covers, published by C. A. Reitzels Forlag, Copenhagen in 1934.  Dimensions: 33cm x 25cm approx.

"A collection of monographs written by Danish experts." An interesting introduction to Denmark that looks at many facets of the country just prior to the Second World War including its society, literature, art, history, music, agriculture and much more.

200 pages with numerous black and white photographs and a number of advertisements for Danish companies.

Condition:  A bit tatty.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Boards slightly soft.  Spine shaken and cracked in a number of places (a couple with taped repairs).  Corners bumped.  Internal pages good.  Binding quite tight.

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"FOUR MAPS OF GREAT BRITAIN DESIGNED BY MATTHEW PARIS ABOUT A.D. 1250"  1928.

Hardcover First Edition (thus) in printed board covers with brown coth spine, published by Order of the Trustees of the British Museum in 1928.  Dimensions: 41cm x 29cm approx.

A very scarce and fascinating reproduction of "three manuscripts in the British Museum and one at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge." "The maps here reproduced are found in four manuscripts written in the scriptorium of St. Albans Abbey under the supervision of the monk and historian Matthew Paris, who died in 1259."

11 pages of text plus the four maps reproduced single-sided on high quality paper (could easily be mounted and framed).

Condition:    Reasonable.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to the covers.  Spine shaken and cracked in a couple of places.  Corners bumped.  Internal pages good with just some wear to extreme edges.  Binding quite tight.

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"ITALY - A Companion to Italian Studies" Edited by Edmund G. Gardner.  1934.

Hardcover First Edition in brown cloth covers, published by Methuen & Co, Ltd, London in 1934.  Dimensions: 21.5cm x 15cm approx.

An interesting reference book on Italy that covers the Italian people, Italian history, Italian literature, architecture, sculpture, painting and music.

274 pages with fold-out map of Italy to the rear.

Condition:  Reasonable.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  Has probably been re-bound for library use.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Internal pages quite good with some yellowing and a few minor marks.  Binding tight.

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"PARIS - PAST AND PRESENT" by E. A. Taylor, edited by Charles Holme.  1915.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth cover, published by "The Studio", Ltd, London in 1915.  Dimensions: 29cm x 20.5cm approx.

A lavishly illustrated tribute to Paris which contains a large number of colour and black and white plates of famous views of Paris. The volume is a mixture of old and newer images by artists such as A. Lepere, J. B. Arnout, Eug. Bejot, Frank M. Armington and many, many others.

200 pages.

Condition:    Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with just a label to the front paste-down and a barcode to the rear paste-down.  Has been re-bound for library use.  Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Corners lightly bumped.  Internal pages good with yellowing to preliminary pages.  Binding tight.

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"GREATER LONDON" Complete in 2 Volumes.  By Walter Thornbury. 1894.

2 x Hardcover First Edition Volumes in pictorially embossed brown cloth covers, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd, London in 1894.  Dimensions: 26.5cm x 20cm approx.

2 fascinating volumes for anyone interested in London history - and Greater London in particular.  Described on the title page as Greater London; "Its History, its People and its Places." 

The volumes are very comprehensive, looking in considerable detail at the history and topography of Britain's capital.  A vast amount of ground is covered including Chiswick, Turnham Green, Acton, Strand-on-the-Green, Gunnersbury, Ealing, Hanwell, Brentford, Heston, Isleworth, Sion House, Hounslow, Hanworth, Twickenham, Teddington, Bushey Park, Hampton, Feltham, Sunbury, Halliford, Shepperton, Laleham, Ashford, Staines - and that is just a few of the subjects covered in volume 1 !!

Each volume is richly illustrated with a very large number of black and white engravings.

A stunning set of books for anyone interested in the history of London.

Vol I - 576 pages.  Vol II - 560 pages.

Condition:  Good. A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers. Spines cracked at front and rear hinges.  Spine coverings have some damage.  Internal pages generally very good with some slight yellowing and some light foxing (mainly to very early and very late pages). Bindings tight.

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"SUMMER WINE COUNTRY" by Roy Clarke with Photographs by Paul Barber.  1995.

Hardcover Edition in printed hardcovers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Bloomsbury Books, London in 1995.  Dimensions: 26cm x 20cm approx. 

A lovely book which has captured the rugged moors, farmyards, woods, ancient dry stone walls, and sombre ever-changing skies of West Yorkshire exquisitely well.  Superbly illustrated with lots of colour photographs by Paul Barber.

192 pages.

Condition:  Very Good. Dustcover and covers have some wear/rubbing. Internal pages very good.   Binding tight.

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"SIX MEN ON THE STOUR - The Story of an Epic Journey from Wimborne to Mudeford as told in 1892 by the Skipper, Ernest J. Brett"  1985.

Softcover First Edition in pictorial softcovers, published by Roger Guttridge and William T. Topp, Dorset in 1985.  Dimensions: 21cm x 15cm approx. 

A fascinating little volume which tells the story of a week long boat trip undertaken by 5 Wimborne men in 1892.  The men travelled from Wimborne to Mudeford by rowing boat.  Interesting from both a topographical and an historical perspective. 

79 pages with numerous black and white photographs taken during the journey. 

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/marking to covers. Internal pages good.   Binding tight.

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"THE PHYLLIS COURT STORY - From 14th Century Manor to 20th Century Club" by Angela Perkins.  1983.

Softcover First Edition in pictorial softcovers, published by The Phyllis Court Member's Club, Oxfordshire in 1983.  Dimensions: 21cm x 15cm approx. 

A fascinating book which tells the story of Phyllis Court from its earliest origins to the 1980's. 

163+ pages with numerous black and white photographs. 

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/marking to covers. Internal pages good with slight yellowing to page edges.  Binding tight.

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"FORGOTTEN PORTS OF ENGLAND" by George Goldsmith Carter.  1951.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Evans Brothers, Ltd, London in 1951.  Dimensions: 23cm x 15cm approx.

"This book is a blend of personal observations with history and folklore.  The author visits first Yarmouth, Blythburgh and Dunwich.  This is followed by a lengthy sojourn at Aldeburgh - home of George Crabbe, the poet.  Visits to Orford, Rutupiae (Richborough), Regulbium (Reculver), Ebbsfleet and Sandwich follow.  The author then travels to Portsmouth to see the Roman port of Adurni, and finally returns to Kent to visit Winchelsea, Rye and Fordwich."

206 pages with 50 black and white photographs and frontispiece map.

Condition:    Good.  Dustcover has a fair bit of wear/rubbing and one small tear to rear.  Cloth covers have some wear/rubbing/fading.  Internal pages good with just some yellowing and minor foxing.  Binding tight.

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"SOMERSET AND AVON" by Robert W. Dunning.  1980.

Softcover First Edition in printed covers, published by John Bartholomew & Son, Ltd, Edinburgh in 1980.  Dimensions: 24.5cm x 18.5cm approx. 

An interesting book which gives comprehensive coverage of Somerset and Avon.  Split between an introduction and a gazeteer (the main part of the book), it incorporates over 80 black and white photographs and maps.

180 pages.

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing to covers. Internal pages very good with just a couple of very minor marks. Binding tight.

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"THE LANDSCAPE OF THE BRONTES" by Arthur Pollard with Photographs by Simon McBride.  1988.

Hardcover First Edition in burgundy cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Webb & Bower, London in 1988.  Dimensions: 25cm x 20cm approx. 

A lovely book which looks at and explores the superb Yorkshire moorland that provided the backdrop and inspiration for the Bronte sisters in their writing.  Superbly illustrated with specially commissioned photographs by Simon McBride

192 pages.

Condition:    Good.  Dustcover has some wear/rubbing.  Boards very slightly warped.  Internal pages very good.   Binding tight.

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"SCOTLAND - L'ECOSSE - SCHOTTLAND" by Iain F. Anderson.  c.1950.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth cover, published by Anglo-Italian Publication, Ltd, London.  The volume is undated but we believe it to be c.1950 (though it could be a bit earlier). Dimensions: 23.5cm x 17.5cm approx.

A rather nice book of photographs of Scotland with brief descriptions in English, French and German.

224 pages with around 400 black and white plates.

Condition:   Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  Has probably been re-bound for library use.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Internal pages good with some wear.  Binding tight.

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"THE WILDS OF MAORILAND" by James Mackintosh Bell.  1914.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth cover, published by Macmillan and Co, Ltd, London in 1914.  Dimensions: 22.5cm x 16cm approx.

A sought-after volume on the topography of New Zealand. Contains numerous black and white photographic plates as well as 8 coloured plates from sketches by C. H. Eastlake and 8 maps.

257 pages.

Condition:    Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers - rear cover has some damp marking.  Corners bumped.  Spine beginning to crack in a few places.  Internal pages generally good with a slight damp mark to the top outside edge of the last few pages.  Binding tight.

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"ESSEX" by Phoebe Fenwick Gaye.  1949.

Hardcover First Edition in red cloth cover, published by Paul Elek, London in 1949.  Dimensions: 23.5cm x 18.5cm approx.

A rather nice volume on the county of Essex with a number of black and white plates and a number of drawings by Diana Varnon.

112 pages.

Condition:    Reasonable.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Boards slightly warped.  Internal pages quite good with some wear and minor yellowing.  Binding fairly tight.

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"THE COUNTIES OF BEDFORD AND HUNTINGDON" Edited by Arthur Mee.  1943.

Hardcover First Edition (First Re-print) in red cloth cover, published by Hodder and Stoughton, Ltd, London in 1943.  Dimensions: 19.5cm x 13.5cm approx.

An interesting tour of the Counties of Bedford and Huntingdon - the "homes of Bunyan and Cromwell." The book was part of "The King's England" series that covered the whole of England.

296 pages with 170 sepia plates and fold-out map to the rear.

Condition:    Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  Has been re-bound for library use.  Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Spine has a slight lean.  Internal pages good with some yellowing and a few very minor marks.  Page7/8 has a neat taped repair.  Binding tight.

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"SUMMER IN SCOTLAND" by John R. Allan.  1938.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth cover, published by Methuen and Co, Ltd, London in 1938.  Dimensions: 19.5cm x 14cm approx.

A tour around the "real" Scotland, the author stating that his job is "not to show you Scotland but to add to your understanding and pleasure after you have seen."

274 pages with 8 black and white plates and 5 decorated maps.

Condition:    Good.  Ex-Libris copy with normal library markings.  Has been re-bound for library use.  Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Internal pages good with some yellowing and a few very minor marks.  Binding tight.

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"GUIDE TO SCARBOROUGH AND THE YORKSHIRE COAST FROM HORNSEA TO REDCAR"  c.1950's.

Hardcover Thirteenth Edition in red cloth cover, published by Ward, Lock & Co, Ltd, London as part of their "Red Guides" series.  The volume is undated but we would guess it to be c. 1950 though it could be slightly earlier.  Dimensions: 17cm x 11.5cm approx.

An interesting volume which provides a good overview of most of the towns and resorts on the Yorkshire coast including Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby, Filey, Flamborough, and Bridlington.  Includes information on transport connections, geology of the area, Hotels and Tariffs and much, much more.

208 pages with a number of black and white photographs and 9 fold-out maps and plans.

Condition:    Reasonably Good.  Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to cloth covers.  Internal pages good if a little yellowed.   A couple of maps have taped repairs.  Binding tight.

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"STRIDING THROUGH YORKSHIRE" by Alfred J. Brown.  1943.

Hardcover "Revised" Edition in burgundy cloth cover, published by Country Life, Ltd, London in 1943.  Dimensions: 18cm x 12.5cm approx.

A great walkers guide to the County of Yorkshire. This book was a combination of two earlier books "Moorland Tramping in West Yorkshire" and "Tramping in Yorkshire (North and East).

253 pages with 23 black and white maps.

Condition:  Good. Ex-Libris copy with normal library markings. Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Internal pages very good.  Binding tight.

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"UP THE CLAERWEN" by Sid Wright.  1949.

Hardcover First Edition (Second Impression) in green cloth cover, published by Cornish Brothers, Ltd, Birmingham in 1949.  Dimensions: 22cm x 14.5cm approx.

A fascinating and detailed account of the journey "Up The Claerwen" from Birmingham, into Wales and on to Aberystwyth. Quite a scarce volume.

147 pages with a number of black and white plates.

Condition:    Reasonable.  Ex-Libris copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Spine covering is splitting on rear hinge.  Internal pages quite good with some wear and minor yellowing.  Binding tight.

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"WELSH BORDER COUNTRY" by P. Thoresby Jones.  1949.

Hardcover Third Edition (Revised) in blue cloth cover, published by B. T. Batsford, London in 1949.  Dimensions: 21cm x 14cm approx.

A quite comprehensive volume looking at the border areas of Wales.

122 pages with a number of black and white plates and illustrations.

Condition:    Reasonable.  Ex-Libris copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Has been re-bound for library use.  Internal pages quite good with some wear, minor yellowing and marking and some iternal taped repairs.  Binding tight.  A great reading copy.

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"WALES" by Owen M. Edwards.  1902.

Hardcover First Edition (Second Impression) in brown cloth cover with leather spine, published by T. Fisher Unwin, London in 1902.  Dimensions: 20cm x 14cm approx.

An interesting volume looking at the the history and topography of Wales from the Romans to the Industrial Revolution.

421 pages with a number of black and white plates.

Condition:    Reasonable.  Ex-Libris copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Spine cracked at front and rear hinges with taped repairs and has a slight lean.  Internal pages quite good with some wear, minor yellowing and marking and some internal taped repairs.  Binding tight.  A great reading copy.

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"A TOUR THROUGH OLD PROVENCE" by A. S. Forrest.  1911.

Hardcover First Edition in illustrated brown cloth cover, published by Stanley Paul & Co, London in 1911.  Dimensions: 21.5cm x 15cm approx.

A comprehensive and nicely illustrated look at the Provence region of France.

288 pages with 108 black and white plates and illustrations in the text.

Condition:    Reasonable.  Ex-Libris copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of  wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Spine slightly brittle.  Frontispiece loose.  Internal pages quite good with some edge wear.  Binding tight.

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"THE LAND OF THE RHONE, LYONS AND PROVENCE" by Hugh Quigley.  1927.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth cover, published by Methuen & Co, Ltd, London in 1927.  Dimensions: 22.5cm x 15cm approx.

A comprehensive and interesting look at the Rhone, Lyon and Provence regions of France.

275 pages with 20 black and white plates and 4 fold-out maps.

Condition:    Reasonable.  Ex-Libris copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of  wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  One plate loose and some chipping to one of the maps.  Internal pages quite good with some edge wear.  Binding tight.

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"OXFORDSHIRE" by Reginald Turnor.  1949.

Hardcover First Edition in red cloth cover, published by Paul Elek, London in 1949.  Dimensions: 23.5cm x 18.5cm approx.

A rather nice volume on the county of Oxfordshire with a number of black and white plates and a number of drawings by Francoise Taylor.

120 pages.

Condition:    Reasonable.  Ex-Libris copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Boards slightly warped.  Internal pages quite good with some wear and minor yellowing.  Binding tight.

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"TWICE ROUND THE LONDON CLOCK AND MORE LONDON NIGHTS" by Stephen Graham.  1933.

Hardcover First Edition in brown cloth covers, published by Ernest Benn, Ltd, London in 1933.  Dimensions: 22cm x 15.5cm approx.

The sequel to a previous volume on London "London Nights" by the same author. A personal look at London and its night life.

224 pages with a number of black and white illustrations.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Libris copy with normal library markings.  Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Internal pages good with some light foxing to extreme edges.  Binding tight.

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"OUR COCKNEY ANCESTORS" by Kenneth Hare.  1927.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth covers, published by Ernest Benn, Ltd, London in 1927.  Dimensions: 23.5cm x 17cm approx.

An interesting look at 600 years of London history with the accent firmly on the ordinary inhabitant!!

258 untrimmed pages with 8 black and white illustrations.

Condition:    Reasonably Good.  Ex-Libris copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Internal pages good.  Binding tight.

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"THIS LONDON - Its Taverns, Haunts and Memories" by R. Thurston Hopkins.  1927.

Hardcover First Edition in brown cloth covers, published by Cecil Palmer, London in 1927.  Dimensions: 23cm x 15.5cm approx.

Another great volume for anyone interested in London and its history. The book is rather a personal look at London and some of its interesting locations.

280 pages with 16 black and white photographs and illustrations.

Condition:    Reasonable.  Ex-Libris copy with normal library markings.  Heavy wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Corners bumped.  Front hinge cracked.  Frontispiece and title page coming loose.  Internal pages fair with some foxing and some edge wear throughout.  Binding tight.

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"THE LONDON COMEDY - Interludes in Town" by C. P. Hawkes.  1925.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth cover, published by The Medici Society, London in 1925.  Dimensions: 19.5cm x 14cm approx.

An interesting series of sketches of London characters and scenes set in many of the best known places such as Pall Mall and Piccadilly, Westminster, Shepherd's Bush, Belgravia and Mayfair, and others.

235 untrimmed pages.

Condition:    Reasonably Good.  Ex-Libris copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Corners bumped.  Internal pages good if slightly yellowed.  Binding tight.

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"LONDON - Yesterday, To-Day and To-Morrow" by Charles G. Harper.  1925.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth covers, published by Cecil Palmer, London in 1925.  Dimensions: 20cm x 13cm approx.

An interesting and realy quite personal look London that mixes places. history and atmosphere. By the author of "Queer things about London".

240 pages with a number of black and white photographs and numerous illustrations in the text.

Condition:  Reasonable. Ex-Libris copy with normal library markings. A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Internal pages good quite yellowed with some minor foxing throughout.  Binding tight.

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"ROYAL LONDON" by Douglas Goldring.  1935.

Hardcover First Edition (reprinted) in mauve cloth cover, published by The Studio, Ltd, London in 1935.  Dimensions: 24.5cm x 19cm approx.

An interesting book of full page photographs of the British Royal family and the London locations relevant to them. With an introductory piece by Douglas Goldring and edited by F. A. Mercer.

Condition:    Good.  Ex-Libris copy with normal library markings.  Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Internal pages good.  Binding tight.

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"THROUGH THE DOLOMITES - From Venice to Toblach" by Alexander Robertson.  1896.

Hardcover First Edition in illustrated red cloth cover, published by George Allen, London in 1896.  Dimensions: 18cm x 12cm approx.

An interesting book that provides a wealth of information on the journey through "The Scotland of Italy" including routes, historical and topographical information.

232 pages with 42 full-page photographs and illustrations, a map and numerous advertisements.

Condition:  Effectively disbound.  Ex-Libris copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Corners bumped.  Spine cracked in a number of places which has resulted in sections of the book becoming detached.  Internal pages are good and complete.  Fully deserves re-binding.

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"LONDON MEMORIES" by St. John Adcock.  1931.

Hardcover Second Edition in orange/brown cloth covers, published by Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd, London in 1931.  Dimensions: 19.5cm x 13.5cm approx.

An interesting look at the history of London split into "The Middle Ages", "Elizabethan London", "In the days of the Stuarts and Cromwell", "London in the Eighteenth Century", "Nineteenth Century London" and "London Today".

276 pages with a number of full page black and white illustrations by Frederick Adcock.

Condition:   Good. Ex-Libris copy with normal library markings. Re-bound for library use.  Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Spine cracked at front hinge.  Internal pages good.  Binding tight.

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"ATOLLS OF THE SUN" by Frederick O'Brien.  1922.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth cover, published by Grosset and Dunlap in 1922.  Dimensions: 23cm x 15.5cm approx.

Descibed by the author as "a book of experiences, impressions, and dreams in the strange and lonley islands of the South Seas. It does not aim to be literal, or sequential, though everything in it is the result of my wanderings in the far and mysterious recesses of the Pacific Ocean."

508 pages with a number of black and white photographs.

Condition:  Reasonable. Ex-Libris copy with normal library markings. Heavy wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers. Corners bumped. Spine cracked at front and rear hinges with taped repairs. Internal pages good with some yellowing and edge wear.  Binding a little soft.

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"THE HISTORY OF LONDON" by Walter Besant.  1893.

Hardcover First Edition in brown cloth covers, published by Longmans, Green & Co, London in 1893.  Dimensions: 18cm x 13cm approx. 

An interesting history of England's capital city from the earliest times.

256 pages with numerous black and white illustrations.

Condition:  Reasonable. Ex-Libris copy with normal library markings. Has probably been re-bound for library use at some time. A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Internal pages have some wear with foxing to early and late pages.  Binding tight.

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"AN AMERICAN'S LONDON" by Louise Closser Hale.  1920.

Hardcover First Edition in beige hardcover with brown cloth spine, published by Harper and Brothers, London in 1920.  Dimensions: 21.5cm x 15cm approx.

An interesting volume that is hard to classify. Part autobiography, part topography and part a description of the London theatre scene in the 1920's.

349 pages with a number of illustrations.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. Ex-Libris copy with normal library markings. A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers.  Corners bumped.  Internal pages good if slightly yellowed.  Binding tight.

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"LES ARMOIRIES DE LA VILLE DE PARIS"   1874.

Hardcover First Edition in illustrated hardcover, published by Imprimerie Nationale, Paris in 1874.  Dimensions: 35cm x 26cm approx.

An extremely large volume that appears to be part of a series entitled "Histoire Generale de Paris" of which this is the "Tome Premier." Unfortunately we do not read or speak French so, we cannot give full details as to content. This volume, however, deals with "Sceaux, Emblemes, Couleurs, Devises, Livrees et Ceremonies Publiques."

348 pages with numerous coloured and black and white plates and illustrations.

Please note that this volume weighs over 3.5kg before packaging, hence the postal costs.

Condition:   Tatty.  Ex-Libris copy with normal library markings.  Heavy wear/rubbing/marking/fading to hardcovers.  Spine covering badly damaged and some missing.  Spine badly cracked at both hinges.  Internal pages quite good with some edge wear.  Binding fairly tight.

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"BYGONE YORKSHIRE"  Edited by William Andrews.  1892.

Hardcover First Edition in blue hardcover, published by A. Brown & Sons, Hull & York in 1892.  Dimensions: 22cm x 15cm approx.

A rather interesting volume of essays on different aspects of the history of Yorkshire by various authors including T. Tindall Wilridge, W. H. Thompson, John Nicholson, Edward Lamplough, George Benson and others.

267 pages with a number of  black and white illustrations and photographs.

Condition:  Good. Ex-Libris copy with normal library markings. Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Internal pages very good with just slight yellowing and a few very minor marks.  Binding tight.

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"NEW JAPAN"  1959.

Softcover First Edition in printed covers, published by The Mainichi Newspapers, Tokyo in 1959.  Dimensions: 36.5cm x 26cm approx.

A large, profusely illustrated volume that looks in detail at post-war Japan. The book looks at numerous aspects of Japanese society including art, the Japanese Imperial family, the population problem, film, tourism, design, and many others. Particularly highlighted is Japanese industry. Also contains numerous advertisements from Japanese companies.

322 pages with numerous colour and black and white photographs and illustrations.

Condition:  Very Good. Complete with original packaging. Some wear/rubbing to covers.  Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"DIOCESE OF HEREFORD - EXTRACTS FROM THE CATHEDRAL REGISTERS (A.D. 1275-1535)" Translated by Rev E. N. Dew.   1932.

Softcover First Edition in printed card covers, published by The Hereford Times, Hereford in 1932.  Dimensions: 26cm x 16cm approx.

A fascinating publication that provides a unique insight into the records of the Diocese of Hereford. The translated records show the "gradual changes of manners and customs, the growth of religious opinions and beliefs, the changes of fashion, the rise and fall of habits and ideas, over and above the incidents connected with each individual Bishop." The full translation ran to approximately 7,000 pages. 

160 hand-cut pages.

Condition:  Reasonable. Heavy wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers which are rather tatty around the edges.  Spine cracked in one or two places.  Internal pages good with some yellowing and minor foxing.  Binding tight.

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"DIOCESE OF HEREFORD - INDEX TO REGISTERS (A.D. 1275-1535" Compiled by Rev E. N. Dew.   1925.

Softcover First Edition in printed card covers, published by Williams and Phillips, Hereford in 1925.  Dimensions: 26.5cm x 16cm approx.

An extremely interesting publication that provides an index to the records of the Diocese of Hereford. The index covers a large amount of subjects from absence and non-residence to writs held in the registers of the Diocese. 

81 pages which are still un-cut.

Condition:  Reasonable.  Heavy wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers which are rather tatty around the edges.  Internal pages good with some yellowing and minor foxing.  Binding tight.

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"STUDIES BY A RECLUSE in Cloister, Town and Country"  by Augustus Jessop. 1893.

Hardcover First Edition in red cloth cover, published by T. Fisher Unwin, London in 1893.  Dimensions: 20cm x 14cm approx. 

An interesting volume by an equally interesting author.  Jessop (1823-1914) was a school master who who went on to become Rector of Scarning near East Dereham, Norfolk as well as a fairly prolific author.  This title is a collection of essays on mainly historical subjects.  The essays are titled: "St. Albans and her Historian", "Bury St. Edmunds", "On the edge of the Norfolk Holy Land", "The Origin and  Growth of English Towns", "The Land and its Owners in Past Times", "L'Ancienne Noblesse", "Letters and Letter-writers" and "A Suggestion for my Betters".

A fairly scarce volume.

281 pages with black and white frontispiece illustration of St. Edmund's Abbey.

Condition:    Reasonably Good.  A fair bit of  wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.   Spine is a bit soft and is cracked throughout the volume.  Internal pages good with just a few minor marks and some very light yellowing and foxing.  Binding a little loose.

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"LIPPINCOTT'S NEW GAZETTEER: A COMPLETE PRONOUNCING GAZETTEER OR GEOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF THE WORLD" Edited by Angelo Heilprin and Louis Heilprin.  1911. 

Hardcover Second Edition (in this format) in one third calf and brown cloth covers with 5 raised bands to the spine, published by J. B. Lippincott, Philadelphia and London in 1911.  Dimensions: 27.5cm x 20.5cm approx.

A large and extremely interesting world Gazetteer "containing the most recent and authentic information respecting the countries, cities, towns, resorts, islands, rivers, mountains, seas, lakes, etc, in every portion of the globe".

Contains a wealth of interesting interesting information about the world in 1905 but has been updated to contain the statistics of population for the counties, cities, and towns of the United States from the 13th Census.  

2,105 pages.

Condition:    A bit tatty.  Heavy wear/rubbing/fading to covers (particularly to edges of covers).  Front hinge almost completely away from binding (literally hanging by a thread).  Spine covering also away from binding.  Corners slightly bumped.  Page 1 loose and front free endpaper to page one loose.  Other internal pages good with slight yellowing and a few very minor marks.  Binding tight.  Thoroughly deserves re-binding.

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"THE ENGLISH COUNTIES"  by C. E. M. Joad. c.1940.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth covers with original dustcover (price clipped), published by Odhams Press, Ltd, London.  The volume is undated but we believe it to be c.1940 (though it could be slightly earlier).  Dimensions: 23cm x 16cm approx. 

A nicely illustrated volume which is described as "an armchair companion" providing an interesting and readable guide to each of the English counties, its people, its traditions and its distinctive contribution to the national life. Prose contributions from John Betjeman, S.P.B. Mais, H.J. Massingham, W.H. Owens, Sir William Beach Thomas and many others.

512 pages with nearly 300 black and white photographs and more than 100 illustrations and drawings.

Condition:    Reasonable.  Dustcover is quite tatty with some loss all around the edges.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to cloth covers.  Internal pages good.   Binding quite tight.

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"SOMERSET"  by Maxwell Fraser. 1934.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth cover, published by The Great Western Railway Company, London in 1934.  Dimensions: 22cm x 14.5cm approx. 

A rather nice volume on Somerset which was, no doubt, published by GWR in order to promote train travel to the area. Contains numerous sepia photographs of Somerset towns and villages during the 1930's. 

166 pages with a fold-out map to the rear.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. A fair bit of wear/marking/rubbing/fading to cloth covers.  Internal pages good with some light yellowing and edge wear.   Binding tight.

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"VILLAGE PROFILES" by Chris Smith.  1990.

Softcover First Edition in printed cover, published by Quay Books, Exeter in 1990. Dimensions: 21.5cm x 15cm approx.  Ex-Libris copy from Devon Library Services.

An interesting volume which was based on a BBC Radio Devon programme of the same name.  This book profiles 30 Devon villages, meeting local people and telling local tales.  Each village is illustrated with an original line drawing by Robin Murray together with over 30 black and white photographs.   

159 pages.

Condition:  Reasonable. Some wear/rubbing/fading to covers (which have been protected by stiff plastic).  Normal library markings.  Internal pages good.  Binding tight (has been reinforced by staples and tape).

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"THE LAKE COUNTIES OF ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO" by John Marsh and John Garbutt.  1994.

Hardcover First Edition in printed hardcover with original dustcover (price clipped), published by Alan Sutton Publishing, Ltd, Stroud in 1994.  Dimensions: 35cm x 25cm approx.

A really interesting look at the Lake istrict of 100 years ago. At the time, tourism played only a very small part in the economy of the Lake District which had thriving Iron, Quarrying, Gunpowder, Lead, Coal, Shipbuilding and other industries. Superb photographs and interesting accompanying text.

116 pages with numerous black and white photographs.

Condition:    Very Good.  Some wear/rubbing to dustcover.  Hardcovers good.  Internal pages very good.  Binding tight.

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"JAPANESE GIRLS AND WOMEN" by Alice Mabel Bacon.  1902.

Hardcover "Revised and Enlarged" Edition in pictorially embossed blue cloth covers, published by Gay and Bird, London in 1902.  Dimensions: 21cm x 14cm approx.

An extremely interesting volume which looks at the culture of Japanese women at the turn of the 20th Century. First published in 1891, this edition is expanded with the addition of a chapter "within the home". The book looks at Education, Marriage and Divorce, Wives and Mothers, Old Age, Court Life, Samurai Women, Peasant Women, Domestic Service and much more.

337 pages with 12 coloured plates and numerous black and white illustrations by Keishu Takenouchi.

Condition:   Tatty around the edges.  Heavy wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Spine covering missing and badly cracked at front hinge and rear hinges.  Internal pages good with some yellowing and slight edge wear.  Binding quite tight.

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"IRISH HERITAGE - The Landscape, The People, and their Work" by E. Estyn Evans.  1945.

Hardcover First Edition (Fifth Impression) in faun board cover with green cloth  spine, published by W. Tempest, Dundalk in 1945.  Dimensions: 22.5cm x 15cm approx. 

An extremely interesting book which covers all aspects of life in Ireland. Particularly concentrates on rural life. 

190 pages with a number of black and white plates and numerous illustrations in the text.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers. Internal pages very good with just some foxing to extreme page edges.  Binding tight.

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"THE FACE AND MIND OF IRELAND" by Arland Ussher.  1949 

Hardcover First Edition (Second Impression) in green cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped),  published by Victor Gollancz, Ltd, London in 1949.  Dimensions: 22.5cm x 14.5cm approx.

A interesting and difficult to classify book which is probably best described as a "penetrating and entertaining analyses of national character."

142 pages.

Condition:    Reasonable.  Heavy wear/rubbing/fading/marking to dustcover which also has some damage.  Some wear/rubbing/fading to cloth covers.  Internal pages good with some yellowing and foxing (to page edges) throughout.  Binding tight.

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"THE MOON YEAR - A Record of Chinese Customs and Festivals"  by Juliet Bredon and Igor Mitrophanow.  1927.

Hardcover First Edition in orange cloth covers, published by Kelly and Walsh, Ltd, Shanghai in 1927.  Dimensions: 22.5cm x 15.5cm approx.

An fascinating volume which looks at the traditions, myths, festivals and customs of China at an equally fascinating time in the country's history.

514 un-trimmed pages plus index. Includes 38 illustrations in half-tone and two in colour as well as a chart of the Chinese Year.

Condition:    Reasonably Good.  Heavy wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Spine cracked at frontispiece and rear hinge and last page of preface loose.  Internal pages good with some yellowing and minor foxing to extreme edges.  Binding tight.

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"LONDON TOWN"  by J. B. Booth.   1929.

Hardcover First Edition in pictorially pink cloth covers, published by T. Werner Laurie, Ltd in London in 1929.  Dimensions: 22.5cm x 15cm approx. 

An extremely interesting snapshot of the entertainment scene in London during the 20's. Clearly a fan of the stage, the author describes Theatres, Gaiety Girls, Matinee Idols, The Old Halls, Shows and Showmen, Supper Clubs, Night Clubs, Betting and much more.

324 pages with numerous black and white plates and illustrations in the text.

Condition:   Reasonable.  Heavy wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Corners bumped.  Spine cracked at front hinge.  Internal pages quite good with some yellowing and foxing and a couple of pages loose (loose pages are mainly illustrations).  Binding tight.

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"MILESTONE GUIDES - From Hyde Park Corner. The South-Western Roads"   c.1900.

Softcover Edition (probably second edition) in printed paper cover, published by Grube, London.  The volume is undated but we would guess it to be c.1900.  Dimensions: 12cm x 7.5cm approx. 

A rather interesting little booklet which was number 3 in a series of 11 similar guides.  The book describes the various routes that could be taken out of London towards the South-West.  The guide appears to be aimed mainly at cyclists of the time.  The booklet also contains numerous advertisements for accomodation along the routes described (many of these give prices and facilities for cycle storage).

We would guess this to be a rare item due it's size and the fact that it is in a paper cover.

96 pages.

Condition:    Reasonable.  Front cover is disbound with a lot of damage and rear cover is missing.  A fair bit of wear/yellowing/rubbing/marking to internal pages.   Binding (stapled) slightly loose.

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"THE POWER AND THE VALLEY"  by Henry Billings. 1953.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Rupert Hart-Davis, London in 1953.  Dimensions: 21cm x 13.5cm approx. 

A fascinating, nicely illustrated volume which tells the story of the Tennessee Valley in the United States.  The book covers the effective destruction of the Valley by the pioneers and the early settlers to the regeneration of the Valley under the direction of President Roosevelt.

208 pages numerous black and white illustrations by the author. 

Condition:  Good.  Dustcover is a bit tatty around the edges with a heavily faded spine.  Some wear/rubbing/fading to cloth covers.  Internal pages good if a little yellowed.   Binding tight.

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"COUNTRY LONDON" by John Talbot White.  1984.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Routledge & Kegan Paul, London in 1984.  Dimensions: 24cm x 16cm approx. 

A lovely book which looks the "other" face of London - that has its own countryside, far removed from the hard pavements and busy traffic.  The author describes the little-known history of London's countryside through vivid descriptions of walks and explorations.  Each chapter is illustrated by Oliver Caldecott.  A very nice volume. 

169 pages.

Condition:  Good. Dustcover has some wear/rubbing and a small piece missing to front cover. Cloth covers good.  Internal pages very good with just a couple of very minor marks.  Binding tight.

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"LAKELAND PASSES" by John B. Barber and George Atkinson.  1934.

Hardcover Fifth Edition in green cloth cover, published by Frederick Warne & Co, Ltd, London in 1934.  Dimensions: 19.5cm x 13.5cm approx.

A lovely volume which describes in detail numerous walks in the most beautiful of the Lake District countryside.

95 pages with 16 full-page black and white plates and a double-page map.

Condition:    Good.  Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking.  Internal pages good with slight yellowing.   Last few pages have been rather crudely hand-cut.  Binding tight.

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"THE STORY OF ST AIDAN'S CHURCH, BAMBURGH"   c.1940.

Softcover Fourth Edition in printed card covers, published by The British Publishing Company, Ltd, Gloucester.  The volume is undated but I would guess it to be c.1940.  Dimensions: 19cm x 12.5cm approx.

An interesting little guide book for visitors to St. Aidan's Church in Northumberland.  Very nicely illustrated with pen and ink drawings by Mrs. A. E. McLeod and featuring numerous local advertisements from the Berwick-Upon-Tweed and Alnwick areas.

40 pages.

Condition:    Reasonably Good.  Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Internal pages good with a little yellowing.  Binding tight.

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"VISITOR'S GUIDE TO CROYLAND ABBEY AND CROYLAND BRIDGE" by The Reverend Hubert Larken.  c.1940's.

Softcover First Edition in printed card covers, published by Croyland Abbey.  The volume is undated but I would guess it to be c.1940.  Dimensions: 18.5cm x 12.5cm approx.

An interesting little guide book for visitors to Croyland Abbey in Lincolnshire.  Some interesting early photographs of the Abbey and also contains a list of past Rectors and Abbats.

36 pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers. Internal pages good with a little yellowing. Binding tight.

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"TEN BEAUTIFUL ENGRAVINGS OF DEVONSHIRE"

Softcover Edition with printed card front cover, published by Print Packs, Tavistock.  The volume is undated.  Dimensions: 30cm x 43cm approx. 

A nice collection of 10 Nineteenth Century engravings which were printed with the specific intention that they could be framed easily.  Printed on one side only, on good quality paper, the engravings are as follow:

1 x Early 19th Century Map of Devon (indicating the "hundreds").

1 x Full page engraving of Exeter Cathedral.

4 x Half-page views of Barnstaple, Tavistock, Plymouth and Sidmouth.

4 x Quarter-page views of Clovelly, Ilfracombe, Exeter and Exmouth.

6 pages.

This book of engravings is for sale elsewhere on the internet for twice the starting price of this item, so grab yourself a bargain!!

Condition:    Good.  Slight wear/fading/marking to covers.  Slight crease to top right corner (does not infringe on engravings).  Internal pages very good.  Binding tight.

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"PORTRAIT OF LONDON"  by Arthur Bush.  1950.

Hardcover First Edition in brown cloth covers, published by Frederick Muller, Ltd, London in 1950.  Dimensions: 19cm x 12cm approx. 

A rather interesting volume which is arranged by area (ie.Hyde Park, Oxford Street, Haymarket, Charing Cross, Whitehall, etc) and gives much historical information.  Some of the material had previously formed the basis of talks given by the author for the BBC. 

232 pages with a number of black and white photographs in "photogravure". 

Condition:    Reasonably Good.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Internal pages good with just some yellowing and some minor pen and pencil marking.   Binding tight.

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"WARTIME EXETER AND EAST DEVON" by Les Berry and Gerald Gosling.  1996.

Softcover First Edition in printed covers, published by Chalford Publishing Company, Gloucestershire in 1996.  Dimensions: 23.5cm x 16.5cm approx.

An interesting book in the "Archive Photographs" series.  Looks in some detail at the Exeter and East Devon areas during both the First and Second World Wars.

128 pages with a large number of black and white photographs.

Condition: Very Good. Slight wear/rubbing to covers. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"GLORIOUS DEVON" by S. P. B. Mais.  1929.

Hardcover Second Edition in grey cloth cover, published by Great Western Railway Company, London in 1929.  Dimensions: 22cm x 15cm approx.

A rather nice volume by the prolific topographical author, Mais.  Provides a great overview of Devon in the 1920's with a large number of photographs (full page plates) and illustrations in the text.  Also contains a number of maps.  A nice volume with some really interesting early pictures of Devon scenes.

152 pages.

Condition:    Reasonable.  Heavy wear/rubbing/fading/marking to cloth covers.  Corners bumped.  Spine covering coming away to rear outside hinge and also has some rodent damage.  Internal pages good with slight yellowing and some minor foxing.  Binding tight.

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"PORTRAIT OF DEVON"  by D. St. Leger-Gordon. 1965.

Hardcover First Edition (first re-print) in black cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Robert Hale, Ltd, London in 1965.  Dimensions: 22cm x 14.5cm approx. 

"The main object of this book has been to present the Devonshire of today, giving enough of the past to follow the evolution of the present, and in the main to describe that which remains rather than that which has passed." 

192 pages with a number of black and white photographs.

Condition:    Reasonably Good.  Dustcover and cloth covers have a fair bit of wear/marking/rubbing.  Internal pages good with some light foxing.   Binding tight.

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"HUNGARY: The Land of Enchantment" by Elizabeth Keith Morris.  c.1960.

Hardcover First Edition in red cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Henry Hartley, Ltd, London.  The volume is undated but I would guess it to be c.1960.  Dimensions: 22cm x 15cm approx.

An interesting volume which looks in some detail at the history Hungary, the people, and the country.

291 pages with a number of black and white illustrations.

Condition:    Reasonably  Good.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading and some damage to dustcover.  Cloth cover reasonable with some wear and damage to top and bottom of spine.  Corners bumped.  Internal pages good with just some yellowing and foxing to extreme page edges.   Binding tight.

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"BOTH SIDES OF THE TAMAR - A West Country Alphabet"  Various Authors.  1975.

Softcover First Edition in printed card covers, published by Bossiney Books, Cornwall in 1975.  Dimensions: 21.5cm x 14cm approx. 

An interesting volume which the writings of Charles Causley, J. C. Trewin, Arthur Caddick, Bill Best Harris, Tom Salmon, John Betjeman, James Turner, Clive Gunnell, Jane Toplis and E. W Martin.  ach writer was set the challenge of writing stories around certain letters of the alphabet and the result is an intersting and unusual book.

124 pages with a number of black and white photographs.

Condition:   Good.  Some rubbing/fading/marking/wear to covers.  Internal pages very good.  Binding tight.

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"THE WEST IN ENGLISH HISTORY"  Edited by A. L. Rowse. 1949.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Hodder and Stoughton, London in 1949.  Dimensions: 21cm x 14.5cm approx.

An interesting volume which contains 18 pieces of writing on the history of the West of England by various authors including A. L. Rowse, W. G. Hoskins, G. M. Young, Geoffrey Grigson and many others.  Each essay was originally written for broadcast by the BBC and they cover a variety of subjects includingThe Romans in the South-West, Tudor Cornwall, Victorian Provincial Life and much more. 

190 pages.

Condition:    Good.  Dustcover is tatty with heavy wear and a fair bit of damage.  Some wear/rubbing/marking to cloth covers.  Internal pages good with some yellowing and very minor foxing.  Binding tight.

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"DEVON AND CORNWALL" by Ronald Duncan.  1966.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by B. T. Batsford, Ltd, London in 1966.  Dimensions: 23cm x 15cm approx.

An interesting volume which takes a detailed tour through the counties of Devon and Cornwall.

191 pages with numerous black and white photographs.

Condition:    Good.    Dustcover is good with some wear/rubbing and fading.  Cloth covers have slight wear/rubbing.   Internal pages good with just some yellowing and minor foxing.   Binding tight.

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"THE COMPANION GUIDE TO THE COAST OF SOUTH-EAST ENGLAND" by John Seymour.  1975.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth cover with original dustcover (price clipped), published by Collins, London in 1975.  Dimensions: 21.5cm x 14.5cm approx. 

An interesting book which was part of a series covering the English coast.  This volume covers the coasts of Kent (with the exception of the Thames estuary), Sussex, Hampshire, and Dorset.  Packed with information and illustrated with maps and photographs. 

288 pages.

Condition: Good. Dustcover has some wear/rubbing/fading. Cloth covers good. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"DARTMOOR" by W. E. Martin.  1958.

Hardcover First Edition in orange cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Robert Hale, Ltd, London as part of their "Regional Books" series in 1958.  Dimensions: 22cm x 14.5cm approx.

An interesting volume which takes a detailed tour through the beautiful moorland of Dartmoor.  The book is split into four sections: The Wilderness, Dartmoor History, Dartmoor Life and The National Park.

230 pages with a number of black and white photographs.

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/fading to dustcover. Cloth covers have some wear/rubbing. Front free endpaper has been cut to remove an inscription. Internal pages good with just some yellowing. Binding tight.

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