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Fine and Rare Books in the Heart of Britain's West Country
Westaway (K.M): A History of Bedford High School
Hockliffe, Bedford, 1932 8vo., First Edition, with 12 plates, neat contemporary signature on title; cloth, gilt back, backstrip lightly frayed at head and tail else a good, clean copy. (Book ref. 17614) £26.00
Webster (F.A.M), Capt.: The History of the Fifth Battalion The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment (TA)
Warne, 1930 8vo., First Edition, with photographs and maps; original brown cloth, backstrip lettered in black, a very good, clean copy. Includes awards and ROH. 5 Battalion served at Gallipoli, and in Egypt and Palestine. Scarce, especially in this condition. Enser, p.114; White, p.179 (Book ref. 17321) £84.00
Sargeaunt (J): A History of Bedford School.
Hockliffe, Bedford, 1925 8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece (original tissue guard present), 15 plates and a folding plan; original blue cloth, crest blocked in gilt on upper board, gilt back, a very good, clean copy. With prize bookplate on front paste-down. (Book ref. 16484) £28.00
WINBOLT (S.E).: Bell's Pocket Guides. The Chilterns and the Thames Valley (from Iffley to Staines). With Illustrations from Photographs by Edgar Ward
Bell, 1932 8vo., First Edition, with 58 plates (a number double-page), and front and ear endpaper maps; original green cloth, backstrip lettered in black, a near fine copy in unclipped d/w, the latter lightly chipped at headband. With a personal pictorial bookplate on front free endpaper verso. Scarce in this condition. (Book ref. 16236) £16.00
EVANS (V).: Dunstable with the Priory 1100-1550
Book Castle, [Dunstable, 1994] 8vo., First Edition, with photographs and plans in the text, small neat personal stamp on front inside wrapper; original pictorial wrappers, a near fine copy. Scarce (Book ref. 16142) £20.00
BEDFORDSHIRE.: Bedfordshire within Living Memory. Compiled by the Bedfordshire Federation of Women's Institutes from Notes send by Institutes in the County
Countryside Books, Newbury and BFWI, Bedford, [1992] 8vo., First Edition, with illustrations in the text; original photographic wrappers, a near fine copy. (Book ref. 15967) £10.00
NAUGHTON (K.S).: The Gentry of Bedfordshire in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries
Leicester University Press, Leicester, 1976 8vo., First Edition, with a double-page map in the text; original printed wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a near fine copy. Department of English Local History. Occasional Papers. Third Series. Edited by Alan Everett. Number 2. (Book ref. 13512) £8.00
MEYNELL (L).: Bedfordshire
Hale, [1950] 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, 48 plates and a large folding map; decorative cloth gilt, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in unclipped d/w, the latter chipped with minor loss (not affecting lettering) at head and tail of backstrip. Published in Hales's seminal County Books series. (Book ref. 13377) £18.00
Peters (G.W.H): The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. (The 16th Regiment of Foot). [Introductions by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks]. SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND SERIES EDITOR
Leo Cooper, [1970] 8vo., First Edition, with numerous photographs in the text; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in slightly frayed d/w. SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND HORROCKS ON TITLE. Published in Horrocks' concise Famous Regiments series. Signed copies are scarce. (Book ref. 13145) £66.00
PETERS (G.W.H).: The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment (The 16th Regiment of Foot). [Introduction by Lt.-Gen. Sir Brian Horrocks]
Leo Cooper, [1970] 8vo., First Edition, with numerous illustrations in the text; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped d/w. Published in Cooper's concise Famous Regiments series edited by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. Sutcliffe, p.114. (Book ref. 11470) £22.00
PEVSNER (N), Sir.: The Buildings of England. Bedfordshire and the County of Huntingdon and Peterborough
Penguin, [1968] Sm. 8vo., First Edition, with a double-page map as frontispiece, 105 plates on 64 and several illustrations in the text; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped d/w, the latter lightly chafed at edges with minor loss at head and tail of backstrip. With a personal pictorial bookplate on front free endpaper. Buildings of England, BE34. Cherry 34; HB2, HJ3. (Book ref. 11286) £30.00
Dyer (J), F. Stygall and J. Dony: The Story of Luton
Luton, 1964 Sm. 4to., First Edition, with a title-vignette, 101 plates on 48 and several illustrations in the text, neat inscription on blank preliminary; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper, the latter with signature in ink at upper corner. With the Corporation's presentation bookplate on front free endpaper. The first separate history of the town for forty years, the work was published to mark the achievement of County Borough status. (Book ref. 482) £18.00
DYER (J) and J. G. DONY.: The Story of Luton. With a Foreword by The Rt. Hon The Lord Hill of Luton. [Third Edition, extensively revised]
White Crescent Press, Luton, [1975] Sm. 4to., Best Edition, on laid paper, with 37 plates on 16 and numerous illustrations, maps and plans in the text, neat signature on front paste-down; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in price-clipped d/w. The first separate history of the town for forty years, the work was first published in 1964 to mark the achievement of County Borough status. The work was minimally altered for a second edition in 1966, but wholly revised and expanded (though with fewer plates) by two of the original three authors for this third and best edition. (Book ref. 7988) £24.00