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Island Books [formerly of Devon]

Fine and Rare Books at the foot of the South Downs
Batsford, [1912] Roy. 8vo., Third Edition, with a frontispiece and very numerous photographs, illustrations, sketches, plans and diagrams in the text, small neat signature on front free endpaper; original burgundy buckram, gilt top, gilt back gilt top, covers very lightly faded (but all gilt bright and legible), a very good, bright, clean copy. First published in 1905, Bond's masterly and comprehensive study is here reissued with corrections. (Book ref. 25953)
Warne, [1963] Sm. 8vo., with very numerous coloured and monochrome illustrations (a number full-page) in the text; original series binding of terracotta cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in black, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Observer 13. First published in 1951. Printing code: 873.263. Marren & Carter, p.154. (Book ref. 25905)
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Macmillan, New York NY, 1909 8vo., First Edition, with very numerous photographs, illustrations and diagrams throughout; small marginal stain on front endpapers; red cloth, upper board and backstrip elaborately blocked and lettered in gilt, gilt top, a bright, firm copy. With publisher's presentation stamp in blind on title. The author was Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton. SCARCE. (Book ref. 25860)
Zwemmer, [1975] Sm. folio, First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece, 300 plates in monochrome and illustrations in the text; blue cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, firm copy in dustwrapper. This standard reference was issued as Zwemmer Studies in Architecture XV. VERY SCARCE. (Book ref. 25879)
Macmillan, New York NY, 1909 8vo., First Edition, with very numerous photographs, illustrations and diagrams throughout; small marginal stain on front endpapers; red cloth, upper board and backstrip elaborately blocked and lettered in gilt, gilt top, a bright, firm copy. With publisher's presentation stamp in blind on title. The author was Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton. SCARCE. (Book ref. 25835)
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Collins, 1947 4to., Fourth Impression, with 8 coloured plates and 31 monochrome illustrations in the text; original series binding of pictorial boards, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Published in Collins' well-known 'Britain in Pictures' series. Carney 48; Gammond 43B1; Stapleton B34 (recording the first edition of 1943). (Book ref. 25789)
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Penguin, [1963] 8vo., First Edition, with a double-page map as frontispiece, 103 plates on 64 and numerous illustrations and a plan in the text; original series binding of printed wrappers, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. The Buildings of England, BE26. The wrappered (paperback) edition is one of the scarcest in the series, especially in this condition. Cherry 26, PC1, PJ2. (Book ref. 25734)
Phoenix House, [1959] 8vo., First Edition, with plates, free endpapers browned; red cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper, the latter mildly creased and frayed at edges. A standard reference. SCARCE (Book ref. 25718)
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John Grant, Edinburgh, 1903 2 vols., sm. folio, titles in red and black, and 146 plates, titles lightly browned at edges; original green cloth, gilt backs, gilt tops, uncut, covers very lightly dust-soiled else a near fine copy. Dedicated to the Marquess of Northampton , this standard reference includes doorways, windows, mouldings, roofs, arches, crosses, panels, buttresses, seats and screens, and is accompanied with remarks on the several details of an ecclesiastical edifice. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. (Book ref. 25710)
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Mowbray, [1908] 8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece and plates; red cloth gilt, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in gilt, a very good, bright, clean copy. Published in the series 'The Arts of the Church'. A lovely copy of a useful handbook. (Book ref. 25679)
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Mowbray, [1910] 8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece and plates;, neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; red cloth gilt, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in gilt, a very good, bright, clean copy. Published in the series 'The Arts of the Church'. A lovely copy of a useful handbook. (Book ref. 25677)
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Mowbray, [1909] 8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece and plates;, neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; red cloth gilt, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in gilt, a very good, bright, clean copy. Published in the series 'The Arts of the Church'. A lovely copy of a useful handbook. (Book ref. 25678)
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John Murray, [2001] 8vo., First Edition thus, with 23 plates on 6; pictorial wrappers, a fine copy. Lees-Milne became Country Houses secretary of the National Trust in 1936, when the NT still saw its role primarily as preserving landscape rather than buildings. Over the following five or so decades Lees-Milne succeeded magnificently in redressing the balance. In this characteristically delightful account, he tells of the fraught and intricate means by which fourteen major country houses passed into NT stewardship; an engaging mixture of autobiography and rural history. The paperback edition is now scarce in its own right. (Book ref. 25662)
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Sampson Low Marston & Co., 1899 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with frontispiece (original tissue guard present), and numerous plates and illustrations, title mildly spotted; original plum pictorial cloth, upper board blocked in gilt, gilt back, gilt top, uncut, upper hinge starting (but binding entirely sound), a very good, bright copy. THIS COPY WAS FORMERLY IN THE LIBRARY OF SIR THOMAS BARLOW AND BEARS HIS HOLOGRAPH SIGNATURE, DATED 1899 FROM HIS RESIDENCE AT 10 WIMPOLE STREET, ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. Sir Thomas Barlow (1845-1945), was an eminent British royal physician, known for his study of infantile scurvy ('Barlow's disease'). He was royal physician to three consecutive monarchs - Queen Victoria, King Edward VII and King George V - President of the Royal College of Physicians and registrar at Gt. Ormond Street Hospital. He was created first Baronet Barlow of Wimpole Street, from which address the present copy is signed and dated. (Book ref. 25565)
Oxford University Press for Batsford, [1946] English Church Monuments 1510 to 1840. With an Introduction by Sacheverell Sitwell8vo., First Edition, with coloured frontispiece, 148 half-tone plates from photographs on 80 and very numerous illustrations in the text; blue cloth, backstrip lettered in red, blue top mildly faded else a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Katharine Esdaile's study forms a sequel to Crossley's English Church Monuments (1921) and is both well-illustrated and scholarly.Fifoot, SB26. (Book ref. 25467)
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Penguin, [1965] Sm. 8vo., First Edition, with a double-page map as frontispiece, 104 plates on 64 and numerous illustrations and maps in the text; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper, the latter very lightly chafed at extremities. Buildings of England, BE28. Cherry 28; HB2, HJ2 (Book ref. 25354)
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Longmans, Green & Co., [1953] 8vo., First Edition, with 6 folding maps, small neat inscription on front free endpaper; black cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dust-wrapper, the latter lightly chafed (without material loss) at head and tail of backstrip. Nice copy of the standard reference. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. (Book ref. 25350)
Geroge Gregory, 1904 Roy. 4to., First Edition, with very numerous photographs, sketches and measured drawings throughout, neat signature on front free endpaper; original blue cloth, gilt back, covers very lightly age-marked else a very good, clean copy. EDITION LIMITED TO 500 COPIES (Book ref. 25349)
Country Life, [1955] Roy. 4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece and 465 fine photographs (a number full-page) in the text; original buckram gilt, gilt back, gilt top, a very good, clean copy in dustwrapper, the latter frayed and creased at edges. Hussey's masterly trilogy is the definitive study. This first volume was followed by 'Mid Georgian 1760-1800' (1956) and 'Late Georgian 1800-1840' (1958). Each volume is complete in itself. (Book ref. 25175)
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Penguin Books, [Harmondsworth, 1954] Sm. 8vo., First Edition, with 49 plates on 48 and an illustration in the text; paper boards, as issued, a very good, bright clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. King Penguin, 72 (Book ref. 25165)