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Island Books [formerly of Devon]

Fine and Rare Books at the foot of the South Downs
[Middleton Press, Midhurst, 1985] 8vo., First Edition, with very numerous photographs and maps throughout, neat inscription on front paste-down; pictorial boards, a fine copy. (Book ref. 22854)
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Middleton Press, [Midhurst, 1985] 8vo., First Edition, with numerous photographs, illustrations and maps in the text, small neat personal stamp on front free endpaper; laminated pictorial boards, a near fine copy. (Book ref. 16133)
Middleton Press, [Midhurst], 1989 8vo., First Edition, with illustrated title and numerous photographs, illustrations and maps in the text, small neat personal stamp on front free endpaper; laminated pictorial boards, a near fine copy. (Book ref. 16126)
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Sutton, [Stroud, 1995] 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece and numerous illustrations and maps in the text; pictorial boards, a near fine copy in the dustwrapper (Book ref. 1898)
Oxford University Press, 1935 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with a frontispiece, plates and illustrations in the text; terra cotta cloth, gilt back, red top, covers very lightly dust-soiled else a very good, bright, clean copy. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION (Book ref. 24085)
Allen & Unwin, [1962] Roy. 8vo., Third Impression, with a coloured frontispiece, 98 plates on 48 and a large folding map; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly browned at extremities. Rolt's classic text was first published in 1950. (Book ref. 11656)
J M Pearson, [Tatenhill Common, 2000] 6 vols., oblong 4to., with numerous photographs and maps throughout; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, all very good, clean copies. (Book ref. 20458)
Heinemann, [1927] 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, very numerous illustrations (a number full-page) in the text and endpaper maps, free endpapers lightly browned; decorative cloth blocked and lettered in gilt, gilt back, uncut, covers very lightly dust-soiled else a very good, tight copy. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HIS SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON HALF-TITLE. With a relevant cutting loosely inserted. (Book ref. 9743)
[Privately Printed], Hadlow, [1977] 8vo., First Edition, with a full-page facsimile, 2 full-page maps and a double-page map in the text; original printed wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, wrappers lightly dust-soiled else a very good, clean copy. Bennett, p.210. Very scarce. (Book ref. 16156)
Penguin, [1941] Oblong 8vo., First Edition, with numerous line illustrations in the text; original printed wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, wrappers neatly reinforced with clear tape at front inner hinge and edges, a good, sound copy. (Book ref. 18931)
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Ernest Benn, 1955 8vo., First Edition, with title-vignette, numerous plates and illustrations in the text, and 2 full-page maps; original green buckram, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter with one small loss at front lower corner. A lovely copy of Hadfield's classic account which did much to rekindle interest in canals and waterways in the later post-war period. VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. (Book ref. 23974)
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Collins, 1945 4to., First Edition, with 8 coloured plates and 19 monochrome illustrations (a number full-page) in the text, small neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; original series binding of pictorial boards, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped. lightly rubbed dustwrapper. Published in Collins' well-known 'Britain in Pictures' series. Carney 84. (Book ref. 21849)
Sussex Record Society, {Lewes, 2003] 8vo., First Edition; cloth, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. The author was formerly County Archivist of East Sussex. (Book ref. 10252)
D. Brown, Cowbridge, [1985] 8vo., First Edition, with numerous photographs (a number full-page) and a double-page map in the text; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a fine copy. (Book ref. 8762)
Phoenix House and Leicester University Press, [1962] 8vo., Uncorrected Proof Copy, with a frontispiece, 29 plates, and 6 illustrations and 7 maps in the text; original printed wrappers, wrappers a little browned at extremities else a very good, clean copy. THE FIRST APPEARANCE IN ANY PRINTED FROM OF A LONDON CLASSIC, BASED UPON THE ESSAY WHICH BROUGHT BARTON THE JOHN NICHOLS PRIZE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER IN 1960. Barton's 'Lost Rivers' has been many times updated and reissued in a variety of guises; this is the first appearance of the first edition. As is often the case with publishers' proofs, the contents pages carry blind pagination. Extremely scarce. (Book ref. 10553)
Phoenix House, [1965] 4to., with a frontispiece, 78 illustrations (a number full-page), 12 maps in the text and a large folding map at end; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper. Barton's classic study (first published in 1962) was based on the essay which brought him the John Nichols Prize from the University of Leicester in 1960 (Book ref. 1740)
Phoenix House, [1962] 8vo., First Edition, third impression, with a frontispiece, 78 illustrations (a number full-page) and 12 maps in the text, and a large folding map (one closed tear) at end; cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright copy in the dustwrapper, the latter lightly rubbed at extremities. Barton's clasic study (first published earlier in the same year) was based upon the essay which brought him the John Nichols Prize from the University of Leicester in1960 (Book ref. 1948)
Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, Printers to the Queen's Excellent Majesty, 1837 Sm. folio, 2 leaves, with fine woodblock royal arms of Victoria on front cover; disbound, a crisp, clean copy. 1 Victoriae, Cap. 20; granted Royal Assent 30 June 1837 (Book ref. 5164)