Sort by:

Island Books [formerly of Devon]

Fine and Rare Books at the foot of the South Downs
Image of 1
John Murray, [1949] Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with numerous plates and folding map coloured in outline; original yellow boards blocked and lettered in white and white and black, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper, the latter very lightly age-browned. Second of Murray's Architectural Guides. The series was commissioned by Jock Murray as an successor to Betjeman and Piper's pre-war Shell Guides. UNCOMMON IN THIS CONDITION. Peterson, A17; Stapleton 77. (Book ref. 25362)
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. (Book ref. 24071)
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 dustwrapper, the latter lightly chipped at headband. With a personal pictorial bookplate on front free endpaper verso. Scarce in this condition. (Book ref. 16236)
Thames Valley Press, Maidenhead, 1971 8vo., with a frontispiece and 8 plates; cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Walker's definitive history was first published in 1909. This good quality facsimile re-issue is of the second, considerably enlarged edition of 1931. Reading catalogue, p.226 (recording the first edition). (Book ref. 6196)
Macmillan, 1906 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece (original tissue guard present), and 76 illustrations (43 full-page) and 3 full-page maps in the text, cloth gilt, gilt back, gilt top, uncut, joints lightly rubbed, hinges starting (but binding entirely sound) else a very good, clean copy. With 4pp series catalogue bound in at end. (Book ref. 6956)
Sutton, [Stroud, 1994] 8vo., First Edition, with plates; cloth, a near fine copy in the dustwrapper. Sutcliffe, p.147 (Book ref. 12170)
Berkshire Archaeological Society, 1937-38 2 vols., 8vo., with 3 plates in the first volume; original printed wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, covers a little dust-soiled else both very good, clean copies. THE SECOND VOLUME IS A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HIS SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT WRAPPER. Reprinted from 'The Berkshire Archaeological Journal' vol. 41, No. 1 and vol. XLII, Part I respectively. Very scarce in this form. (Book ref. 9009)
County Associations, [1951] 8vo., First Edition, with illustrations and 4 full-page maps in the text; original printed wrappers, a very good, clean copy. Remarkably well-preserved copy, with the usual trade advsertisements. (Book ref. 5461)
Ward & Co., 1862 8vo., Sole Edition, with an engraved frontispiece (original tissue guard present); patterned cloth, royal arms in gilt on upper board, gilt back, a little frayed at head and tail of backstrip else a very good, bright, clean copy. Considerably revised and extended version of the author's 'Notices of Windsor in the Olden Time' (1844). Uncommon. Anderson, p.53. (Book ref. 5505)
Barracuda Books, Buckingham, 1981 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, numerous photographs and illustrations (a number full-page) in the text, and front and rear endpaper maps; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON TITLE. No. 88 OF A LIMITED EDITION (limitation unspecified). With the list of subscribers. (Book ref. 12621)
Boydell & Brewer, 2005 8vo., First Edition, with 35 illustrations; cloth, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper (Book ref. 22637)
Chatto & Windus, 1882 Sm. folio, First Edition, with 52 engraved plates; boards, gilt back, a very good, clean copy. With publisher's catalogue bound in at end (Book ref. 8196)
Penguin, [1966] Sm. 8vo., First Edition, with a double-page map as frontispiece, 101 plates on 64 and several illustrations in the text; tan cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Scarce in this condition. BE30; Cherry HB2, HJ2. (Book ref. 18526)
[Cliveden Press, Maidenhead, 1993] Oblong 4to., First Edition, with numerous illustrations and maps (several full-page) in the text, page edges browning slightly; original orange cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. (Book ref. 15137)
W. Parks and D. Kinnier, next Door to the Saracen's Head, in High-Street, Reading, 1723 Sm. 4to., 12pp., black-letter throughout, with a large woodcut illustrations and woodcut initial in the text; a near fine copy. Good quality facsimile of the original edition. The Reading Mercury was the town's first newspaper, one of the first in the UK and older than The Times. See Horrocks, p.157. (Book ref. 16341)
John Murray, [1959] Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with a coloured portrait frontispiece and 29 monochrome plates on 24; decorative buckram gilt, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in lightly creased dustwrapper (Book ref. 1864)
Hamish Hamilton, [1968] 8vo., First Edition, with numerous photographs in the text; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped, lightly browned dustwrapper. SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND HORROCKS ON TITLE. Published in Horrocks' concise Famous Regiments series. Signed copies are scarce. (Book ref. 9927)
Hamish Hamilton, [1968] 8vo., First Edition, with numerous photographs in the text; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. Published in Cooper's concise Famous Regiments series edited by Lt.-Gen. Sir Brian Horrocks. Sutcliffe, p.300 (Book ref. 11456)
Reading, 1924 4to., with a mounted frontispiece, title and text in red and black, and 118 pages of reproductions of rubbings; cloth gilt, gilt back, a very good, clean copy. SUBSCRIBERS' COPY. THIS COPY WAS FORMERLY IN THE POSSESSION OF MISS MARY BENTALL, A SUBSCRIBER TO THE WORK. The author's presentaion slip, justifying the book's deferred piblication on the grounds of expanded size, is loosely inserted. With the addendum to the list of subscribers and the errrata slip. Scarce. (Book ref. 490)
Image of 1
[Privately Printed, Windsor, 1975] Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with 7 plates; original pictorial wrappers, a very good, clean copy. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HIS SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON TITLE. (Book ref. 20830)