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Island Books [formerly of Devon]

Fine and Rare Books at the foot of the South Downs
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Faber & Gwyer, [1927] 8vo., Best Edition, with portrait frontispiece, plates and facsimiles;, contemporary inscription on front free endpaper; green cloth, gilt back, green top, a very good, bright, crisp copy. (Book ref. 25383)
Leo Cooper, [1971] 8vo., First Edition, with numerous illustrations in the text; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean in lightly dust-soiled dustwrapper. Published in Cooper's concise Famous Regiments series, edited by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. Sutcliffe, p.312. (Book ref. 25099)
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[Privately Printed, 1934] 8vo., with photographs in the text; printed wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a very good, bright copy. (Book ref. 24849)
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)
[Privately Printed], n.d. [c.1960] 8vo., Third Thousand; original printed wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a very good, clean copy. (Book ref. 15043)
Hale, [1950] 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, 48 plates and a large folding map; decorative cloth gilt, gilt back, backstrip mildly dulled else a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper. Published in Hales's seminal County Books series. (Book ref. 14214)
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Robert Hale, [1950] 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, 48 plates and a large folding map; original series binding of green cloth, upper board blocked in gilt, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly frayed at edges and with minor loss (not affecting lettering) at head of backstrip and top outer corner. Published in Hale's seminal 'County Books' series (Book ref. 18976)
Phillimore, [Chichester, 1990] 4to., First Edition, with numerous photographs in the text; cloth, a near fine copy in the dustwrapper. (Book ref. 10463)
Macmillan, 1928 8vo., First Pocket Edition, with a frontispiece, very numerous illustrations in the text (a number full-page) and a folding map; blind-blocked cloth, gilt back, covers lightly faded else a very good, bright, clean copy. (Book ref. 16881)
Macmillan, 1910 SHORTER (C). GRIGGS (F.L), illus. Highways and Byways in Buckinghamshire. With Illustrations by Frederick L. Griggs8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, very numerous illustrations in the text (a number full-page) and a folding map, endpapers lightly spotted; cloth gilt, gilt back, gilt top, a near fine copy. With 4pp publisher's catalogue at end. (Book ref. 22418)
Privately Printed, Buckingham, 1973 8vo., First and Sole Edition, neat signatures on front paste-down and front free endpaper; original armorial boards lettered in black, covers mildly age-soiled else a very good, clean copy. (Book ref. 10130)
Monumental Brass Society, 1949 8vo., with several illustrations (a number full-p[age) in the text; original printed wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a near fine copy. Reprinted from Monumental Brass Society Transactions Vol. VIII, Part VI. (Book ref. 13502)
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St. Martin's Press, New York [1973] Roy. 8vo., First US Edition; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Elizabeth Purefoy lived and worked for ninety years in the village of Shalstone, Buckinghamshire. Her letters provide a fascinating picture of life ion provincial England in the eighteenth century. (Book ref. 8756)
Longmans Green, 1925 Roy. 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with a frontispiece and captioned guard, 21 plates (a number in photogravure) all with captioned guards, 5 maps and plans, 7 illustrations and 8 full-page pedigrees in the text, and endpaper maps, neat signature on front free endpaper; original cloth, upper board blocked in blind, gilt back, gilt top, covers moderately age-faded (but all gilt entirely legible) else a very good, bright, clean copy. One of the scarcest and most detailed Buckinghamshire parish histories (Book ref. 17741)
Village Bookshop, Medmenham, 1958 8vo., First Edition, with 2 plates on 1 as frontispiece, 10 plates on 5, 3 full-page plans and endpaper maps; cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. The author was sometime vicar of Medmenham and author of the standard work 'The Manor and Parish Records of Medmenham' (1925). (Book ref. 11597)
Penguin, [1973] Sm.. 8vo., Second Impression, with a double-page map as frontispiece, 101 plates on 64, and several illustrations in the text; decorative black cloth gilt, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. First published in 1960. Uncommon in this condition. BE19; Cherry 19, HB2, HJ2. (Book ref. 24077)
Penguin, [1960] Sm. 8vo., First Edition, with a double-page map as frontispiece, 101 plates on 64 and several illustrations in the text, neat signature on front paste-down, endpapers very lightly spotted; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Uncommon in this condition. BE19; Cherry 19, PC1, PJ2. (Book ref. 16675)
Penguin, [1960] Sm. 8vo., First Edition, with a double-page map as frontispiece, 101 plates on 64 and several illustrations in the text; original printed wrappers, a near fine copy in the dustwrapper. Uncommon in this condition. BE19; Cherry 19, PC1, PJ2. (Book ref. 9615)
Sotheby, 1977 4to., First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece, and very numerous coloured and monochrome illustrations in the text (a number full-page) and pictorial endpapers; original green boards gilt, backstrip lettered in gilt, a near fine copy. Loosely inserted are copies of the separately printed lists of estimates and prices realised, and a copy of the general sales prospectus. This volume comprises lots 201-694 (antiquities, sculpture, garden statuary and urns and bronzes) and lots 1001-1923 (arms & armour, table clocks, caskets and table cabinets, metalwork and Limoges enamels). Single volumes are increasingly scarce in this condition. (Book ref. 15127)