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Island Books [formerly of Devon]

Fine and Rare Books at the foot of the South Downs
Kegan Paul Trench Trubner & Co., 1931 4to., First Edition, with a coloured plan, 62 plates in monochrome and numerous illustrations and diagrams in the text ; original oatmeal buckram, gilt back, a very good, clean copy. VERY SCARCE (Book ref. 25881)
Constable, [1975] Sm. 8vo., First Edition, with numerous plates, maps and diagrams in the text, and endpaper maps; original brown cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in dustwrapper. The first appearance of this handy (but deceptively detailed) standard reference. (Book ref. 25819)
Blackwood, 1910 8vo., First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece (original tissue guard present), a coloured plate and 23 plates in monochrome; original blue cloth, backstrip lettered in white, a very good, clean copy. Scarce in anything like this condition (Book ref. 24746)
[1961] 8vo., with a frontispiece and several maps in the text; original printed wrappers, a litrtle frayed at edges else a good, clean copy. Printed in advance from 'Field Studies', Vol. I, No. 3 with altered pagination. (Book ref. 3677)
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, [1966] 4to., First English Edition, with very numerous coloured and monochrome illustrations (a number full-page), coloured maps in the text and pictorial endpapers, faint tape marks on free endpapers only; cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. The standard single-volume reference by the director of the world--famous excavations. The author was both Professor of Archaeology at the Hebrew Univerrsity in Jerusalem, and Chief of Staff, Israeli forces, at the time of Israel's War of Independence. (Book ref. 4985)
Northumberland Press, Gateshead on Tyne, 1941 8vo., with 4 plates on 2 and 3 full-page plans in the text; original printed wrappers, sewed as issued, a near fine copy. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO I D MARGARY WITH THE FORMER'S INITIALLED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT WRAPPER. Reprinted from 'Archaeologia Aeliana', 4th Series, vol. xix. A presentation copy from the author to I.D. Margary, with the former' initialled holograph inscription on front wrapper. Reprinted from 'Archaeologia Aeliana', 4th Series, vol. xvii. Ivan Donald Margary (1896-1976) was the twentieth century's leading authority on Roman roads in Britain, devising a structured numbering system to ease identification. Among his many studies are 'Roman Ways of the Weald' (1948) and the definitive 'Roman Roads in Britain (2 vols., 1955-57). Bonser 2721. (Book ref. 10141)
Plymouth, [1903] 8vo., with 2 plans in the text; original printed wrappers, sewed as issued, a near fine copy. Reprinted from the Transactions of the Devonshire Association, 1903, vol. xxxv. (Book ref. 14063)
Plymouth, [1946-47] 2 vols., 8vo., with 11 plates, a few leaves lightly age-soiled; original printed wrappers, sewed as issued, both very good, bright copies. Reprinted from the Transactions of the Devonshire Association, vol. lxxviii (1946) and vol. lxxix (1947). Very scarce. (Book ref. 14064)
[Plymouth, 1939] 8vo., with 4 plates on 2 and 3 fill-page plans in the text; original printed wrappers, a near fine copy. Reprinted from the 'Transactions of the Devonshire Association', 1939, vol. lxxi. (Book ref. 3680)
[Plymouth, 1941] 8vo., with 2 plates and several plans in the text; original printed wrappers, a near fine copy. Reprinted from the 'Transactions of the Devonshire Association', 1941, vol. lxxiii (Book ref. 3641)
[Plymouth, 1947] 8vo., with 2 plates and illustrations in the text; original printed wrappers, a near fine copy. Reprinted from the 'Transactions of the Devonshire Association', 1947, vol.lxxiv (Book ref. 3645)
[For the] British Museum [by] University Press, Oxford, 1929 8vo., First Edition, with a plan as frontispiece and 4 plates, some very light spotting; original printed wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a very good, clean copy. Woolley was director of the joint expedition. (Book ref. 12793)
Devon Books in association with the Dartmoor National Park Authority, [Exeter, 1988] 4to., First Paperback Edition, with very numerous fine photographs in the text; original photographic wrappers, a very good, clean copy. Superb collection of photographs illustrating the use and history of stone in landscape, architecture, agriculture and crafts. Published simultaneously with the limited hardback edition. Already scarce in this condition. (Book ref. 14057)
Methuen, [1971] Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with 54 monochrome plates and numerous illustrations in the text; decorative cloth gilt, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper. Published in the series 'Handbooks of Archaeology', this is the first major survey of Egyptian jewellery, ranging from the predynastic period to the end of the XXVIth Dynasty (525 BC). Very scarce, especially in this condition. (Book ref. 16096)
1935 Roy. 8vo., First Edition thus, with 8 plates on 6 and 4 large folding plates; original printed wrappers, uncut, wrappers lightl;y frayed at edges else a very good, clean copy. Reprinted from 'The Antiquaries Journal', vol. XV, no.3. (Book ref. 4492)
Crosby Lockwood, 1891 8vo., Sixth Edition, with illustrations in the text; original green cloth, boards elaborately lettered and blocked in gilt and blind, backstrip with large paper label (worn but partly legible), hinges tender (but binding entirely sound), a good working copy. (Book ref. 12311)
Watkins Meter Co., Hereford, 1922 Sm. 4to., First Edition, on laid paper, with a frontispiece, decorative and printed titles, 35 plates on 18 and 2 full-page maps; printed boards, cloth back, covers a little faded else a very good, clean copy. Much the most uncommon of Watkins' studies of ley-lines and other archaeological topography. (Book ref. 2981)
Methuen, [1920] 8vo., with 77 illustrations, maps and diagrams in the text, neat signature on front free endpaper; cloth, gilt back, uncut, a sound, clean copy. Published in the valuable and authoritative 'Antiquary's Books' series. The first edition appeared in 1911 (Book ref. 1014)
Methuen, [1911] 8vo., First Edition, with 77 illustrations, maps and diagrams in the text, free endpapers mildly browned, fore-edges spotted; decorative cloth gilt, gilt back, a bright, firm copy. With 32pp publisher's catalogue bound in at end. Published in the valuable and authoritative 'Antiquary's Books' series (Book ref. 5790)
Routledge, [1997] 4to., Best Edition, with very numerous illustrations, maps and plans in the text; original pictorial wrappers, a fine copy. First published by Batsford in 1975, Wacher's renowned study established itself almost immediately as the new standard reference. This is the substantially revised and updated edition, taking into account the significant advances in urban archaeology, and many fresh discoveries, made since the original publication. (Book ref. 3200)