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Foakes, Grace: Between High Walls. A London Childhood.
London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1972 First edition. HB. Cloth and pictorial dustjacket. 83pp. With line drawings in text by Dinah Dryhurst. Map to endpapers. The author grew up in Wapping around 1900. Evocatively written. Very Good in Good jacket. Clean covers, pages clean apart from old ink price to flyleaf. Jacket has 3cm tear to top edge, other nicks and rubbing to edges, a few marks to back. Price-clipped. (Book ref. 20889) £12.00
Wyndham, Horace & St. John George, Dorothea: Nights in London
London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1926 First edition. HB. Tan cloth, no dustjacket. 209pp. With 29 watercolour drawings by Dorothea St.John George in plates, some of them colour. Dancing, cabaret, dining clubs in London, Bohemia, salons etc. Faded and rubbed covers, spotting to spine and a few marks. Pages clean with browned edges; erased word on flyleaf has thinned paper. A Good cpy. (Book ref. 20931) £20.00
Trend, J.B.: Spain from the South.
London: Darf Publishers, 1990 New impression of a book first published in 1928. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 256pp. With 16 b&w photos in plates. A journey through the Moorish regions of Spain. Fine in Very Good protected jacket, which has light edge creasing and a few small marks. (Book ref. 20809) £14.00
Gunther, A.E.: The Age of Heacham's Older Buildings (North West Norfolk). 1726-1890.
Heacham: The Author, 1991 First edition. Paperback: laminated card wrappers. 117pp. Small oblong format. With b&w photos of buildings in Heacham throughout, 2 maps, and colour plate frontispiece. Detailed text. Fine. (Book ref. 20790) £16.00
Fulham History Society & Whitting, P.D. (ed.): A History of Fulham to 1965.
London: Fulham History Society , 1970 First edition. HB. Laminated pictorial boards, no dustjacket. 330pp. With 16 b&w photos in plates, and 2 maps (one fold-out). Scarce in hardback. Very Good. Covers lightly rubbed with a few marks to laminate, lightly bumped corners. Pages clean though top edge browned, fore-edge lighty spotted. (Book ref. 20717) £45.00
Bowring, Richard & Kornicki, Peter (eds.): The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Japan.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993 First edition. HB, 22x29cms. Cloth, and dustjacket. 400pp. Richly illustrated with over 300 mostly colour photos, and 87 colour maps and charts. Maps to endpapers. With texts by 50 contributors, divided into large themes from geography, history, the arts to society and politics. Fine in Fine protected jacket. (Book ref. 20706) £49.00
Springall, L. Marion: Labouring Life in Norfolk Villages 1834-1914.
London: George Allen & Unwin, 1936 First edition. HB. Red paper covered boards, no dustjacket. 158pp. Map of county at prelims; one text figure. A scarce title. Fair to Good condition: Covers marked, stained & faded. Binding sound. Most pages clean, some have handling marks or stains to margins, one has tear to margin. (Book ref. 20689) £60.00
Rye, Walter: An Account of the Church and Parish of Cawston, in the County of Norfolk.
Norwich: Agas H. Goose, 1898 First edition. Privately printed in 100 copies only. HB. Brown leatherette with green cloth spine, title in black to front cover. 96pp, plus plates. H: 27cm. Hand cut page edges. With 19 line drawings and b&w photos in plates, and a folding map. Fair condition: Covers marked and stained with abraded corners. Folding map loose with tape repairs (browned tape); contents page is also loose. Rest of binding sound; most pages clean with browned edges; some have small stains and marks incl. margins of some plate pages. (Book ref. 20685) £165.00
Morton, H.V.: The Land of the Vikings. From Thames to Humber.
Bungay: Richard Clay, The Chaucer Press, 1928 First edition. HB. Orange cloth, no dustjacket. 109pp. Illustrated with 15 line drawings in plates by Frank H. Mason. Maps to endpapers. Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire. Good. Covers aged with rubbed & bumped edges. Pages clean, with a few light marginal marks; ink name to half-title. (Book ref. 20674) £30.00
Johnson, Frederic: A Catalogue of the Collection of Engraved Norfolk & Norwich Portraits in the Possession of Russell J. Colman Esq, Crown Point, Norwich.
Norwich: H.W. Hicks, 1911 First edition. Limited to 50 copies for private circulation. Ex-Norwich public library: usual stamps, remains of label to flyleaf, pocket inside front cover. HB. Blue cloth, gilt titles to spine, no dustjacket. 177pp. No illustrations. Brief preface by Russell J. Colman, then alphabetcial list with details of each portrait, of persons connected to Norwich or Norfolk by birth, residence or history. Very Good: clean covers, light edge rubbing. Pages clean (allowing for stamps), browning to edges and ends. (Book ref. 20671) £45.00
De Soissons, Maurice: Brancaster Staithe. The Story of a Norfolk Fishing Village.
Brancaster Staithe: Woodthorpe Publishing, 1993 First edition. Paperback: pictorial card wrappers. 64pp. With historic b/w photos & maps in text. History of the village from earliest times; including bibliography. Scarce. Good : wrappers have creases and a few marks, and some cockling where once affected by water. Pages are clean and binding sound. (Book ref. 20655) £55.00
Lloyd, Michael: Portrait of Lincolnshire.
London: Robert Hale, 1983 First edition. Inscribed and signed by the author on flyleaf. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 224pp. With 43 b&w photos in plates, and a map. Very Good in Very Good jacket. Jacket has a few light marks to edges, light rubbing to corners. (Book ref. 20618) £15.00
The Haileybury Society (Haileybury and Imperial Service College): Haileybury and Imperial Service College Register. Volume 1: 1862-1911 & Volume 2: 1912-1994.
Hertford: The Haileybury Society, 1995 First editions. HB. Green cloth with gilt titles, no dustjackets (prob. as issued). 332pp & 707pp. List, with brief biog. details, of all former pupils and members of staff who attended Haileybury College, The United Services College, Imperial Services College, and since 1942 the Haileybury and Imperial Service College, in Hertford. Fine. (Book ref. 20570) £20.00
Cass, Frederick Charles: East Barnet.
Westminster: Nichols and Sons, 1885-1892 First edition. Published for the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society. HB. Maroon cloth boards with morocco leather spine and gilt title to spine. Ex-library: this is a library binding of what was originally published as a 'paperback' in two parts with pink paper wrappers, which have been bound in at the back. 280pp, h: 29.5cm. With 16 illustrations including fold-out family pedigrees. Part 1 was published in 1885, and part 2 in 1892. Very Good: the library binding is handsome and clean, small abrasion to the lower spine where a classmark or label appears to have been erased. The pages are well bound and clean, with light browning and light spotting to some margins. The original paper wrappers were fragile and one which is darkened and frayed has been laid down to paper backing. The front free endpaper seems to have been pasted to the front cover. Owner's label on verso of title page. (Book ref. 20535) £157.00
Bettey, J.H.: The Island and Royal Manor of Portland. Some Aspects of its History with particluar reference to the period 1750-1851.
Bristol: University of Bristol, 1970 First edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 155pp. With 16 b&w photos & illustrations in plates. Maps to endpapers. Based on previously unpublished material, covering social and agricultural history, and the stone industry. Very Good in Good protected jacket. Tanned endpapers and edges. Jacket has lightly rubbed edges with small chips, tear to front lower edge at fold. Backlightly creased and marked. (Book ref. 20530) £11.00
Petty, Mike: Memory Lane. Ely and the Fens.
Derby: Breedon Books, 2001 First edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 160pp, h: 30cm. With historic b&w photos on every page, covering 40 years. Compiled and written by notable Cambridgeshire and Fenland local historian. Fine in Fine protected jacket. (Book ref. 20515) £11.00
Lees-Milne, James: National Trust Guide. Buildings.
London: B.T. Batsford, 1948 First edition. HB. Cloth and pictorial dustjacket by S.R.Badmin. 184pp. With line drawings by S.R.Badmin. Maps to endpapers. Very Good in Good+ protected jacket. Covers clean, edges browne, ;lightly spotted page edges. Jacket has small losses to spine ends, (less than 1cm) rubbed edges, browned spine and flaps, large price-clipping. (Book ref. 20503) £9.00
Elsley, The Reverend H.W.R.: Wembley Through the Ages
Wembley: Wembley News, 1953 First edition . HB. Cloth, and dustjacket . 207pp, plus illustrations in plates and adverts. Wembley in Middlesex, history from Saxon times to 1950s. Very Good in Very Good protected jacket. Spotted top closed edge to pages. Jacket has light edge wear. (Book ref. 20483) £12.00
Denny, Barbara: A History of Fulham.
London: Historical Publications, 1990 First edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 160pp. With 129 b&w illustrations, including maps. Fine in near Fine jacket, which is price-clipped. (Book ref. 20480) £11.00
Cruchley, G.F.: Cruchley's New and Improved Map / Geographical Companion of England and Wales, with the Pirincipal Part of Scotland, taken from the Trigonometrical Survey of England by the Board of Ordnance...
London: G.F. Cruchley, 1838 Map. Engraved on paper laid onto linen, with 25 folds, 98 x 70cm opened out, folding into cloth covered slip box 20 x 15cm. The map has beautiful original hand-colouring in outline (coasts, borders, boundaries) and of principal roads and seats (large estates). Also contains panels around the map listing towns and cities with population statistics over the decades. The map has green cloth edges and backing to 2 panels when folded, and the slip box is covered in green cloth with a title label. Very Good condition: map is generally clean and bright, with a little age darkening and browning to folds, and a few light marks; previous owner has inscribed to margin scale : 12.5 miles to inch. The slip box is very worn with frayed and split edges and browned label. (Book ref. 20476) £350.00