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Island Books [formerly of Devon]

Fine and Rare Books at the foot of the South Downs
Dent, [1945] 8vo., First Edition thus, with frontispiece and plates, neat contemporary inscription on front free endpaper; red cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly browned at backstrip. Collects Jenkins' three classic studies, first published in 1932, 1933 and 1934 respectively. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. (Book ref. 25042)
Macmillan, 1930 8vo., First Edition thus, endpapers very lightly browned; blue cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly browned at extremities and with minor loss (not affecting lettering) at head and tail of backstrip. The first Thin Paper edition combining 'The Dynasts' and 'The Famous Tragedy of the Queen of Cornwall' in a single volume. Issued as Volume II of 'The Poetical Works', it is nevertheless complete in itself ('Volume I' collects the author's several volumes of poetry). 'The Dynasts' was originally published in three parts (1903, 1906, 1908) and first collected in a single ('Complete') volume in 1910. 'Queen of Cornwall' (1923) was re-issued in a second and considerably revised edition in the following year. SCARCE IN THE DUSTWRAPPER. See Purdy, pp.134 and 230. (Book ref. 25030)
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British Publishing Company, Gloucester, [c. 1950] 8vo., with photographs in the text; printed wrappers, a very good, bright, clean copy. (Book ref. 24850)
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H. Liddicoat, Newquay, [1958] Roy. 8vo., with very numerous photographs in the text and large folding map at end; original pictorial wrappers printed in colours, wire-stitched as issued, wrappers very lightly age-soiled else a very good, bright, clean copy. With numerous trade advertisements (many illustrated) throughout. A substantial guide first published in the mid-twenties and subsequently updated. Uncommon in this condition. (Book ref. 24623)
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Chapman & Hall, 1861 8vo., Second Edition, with a folding engraved map as frontispiece and 3 folding engraved maps; original green cloth, upper board withy blind frame border enclosing title and author in gilt, gilt back, red sprinkled edges, backstrip lightly sunned else a very good, bright, fresh copy. With the engraved bookplates of C J Peacock and Alfred Pounder on front paste-down and front free endpaper respectively. The engraved county maps by Hall (of Cornwall, Devonshire, Dorsetshire and Hampshire) are unusually crisp and clean. A previous owner has encased the cloth covers in clear plastic. Lovely copy of the corrected and expanded version of the original edition of 1855. SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION. (Book ref. 24616)
Bradford Barton, [Truro, 1971] 8vo., First Edition, with photographs, illustrations and endpaper facsimiles; blue cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. (Book ref. 24534)
William Kimber, [1975] 8vo., First Edition; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in the dustwrapper (Book ref. 24421)
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Penguin, [1951] 8vo., First Edition, with a double-page as frontispiece, 91 plates on 64 and numerous illustrations in the text; original printed wrappers, backstrip moderately browned else a very good, clean copy. THE FIRST ISSUE OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST WORK IN PEVSNER'S MONUMENTAL SERIES. Published as Penguin BE1, this unassuming volume marked the beginning of the most important architectural survey of the twentieth century . The work was originally published without a dustwrapper which first appeared with later issues of 1952-3. BE1; Cherry PC1. PJ1. (Book ref. 24371)
William Kimber, [1978] 8vo., First Edition, with numerous plates, and full-page maps in the text; blue cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HER SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. Sequel to the best-selling 'The Cry of a Bird' (1962), continuing the wonderful story of the wild bird sanctuary founded by Dorothy and Phyllis Yglesias sisters at Mousehole in Cornwall. Signed copies are very scarce. (Book ref. 16339)
Royal Marines Historical Society, [Southsea, 1995] Sm. 4to., original printed wrappers, a near fine copy. Royal Marines Historical Society Special Publications 17. (Book ref. 12479)
Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson, [1902] 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, 17 plates and 4 folding maps; free endpapers mildly browned; original green pictorial cloth, upper board blocked in gilt and lettered in white, backstrip lettered in gilt, backstrip faded (but lettering just legible), case a little shaken else a very good, bright, clean copy. With 2pp of trade advertisements at rear. Describes several voyages round Devon and Cornwall in 'Kingfisher' (April and June 1891), 'Olivette' (1893-96) and 'Waterwitch' (1898-99). The charming descriptions are augmented by the author's fine and evocative sketches. A delightful period piece. Very scarce. (Book ref. 19104)
Devonshire Press, Torquay for the Devon and Cornwall Record Society, 1967 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece; original printed wrappers, sewed as issued, a near fine copy. (Book ref. 6675)
Cornish Publications, [Redruth, 1980] 8vo., First Edition, with illustrations (a number full-page) in the text; ; original pictorial wrappers, a near fine copy. Memories of St. Levan parish. (Book ref. 21640)
Batsford, [1938] 8vo., First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece and 171 monochrome plates on 82, free endpapers browned; cloth, a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper, the latter lightly age-marked and defective at head of backstrip. Published in Batsford's notable 'The Face of Britain' series with wrap-around dustwrapper artwork by Brian Cook (Book ref. 17172)
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Ward Lock, [1903] 8vo., Third Edition, with numerous plates and 2 [of 3] folding coloured maps; original series binding of red cloth wrappers printed in black, radial corners, a very good, clean copy. With advertisement endpapers and 8pp (front) and 42pp (rear) of trade advertisements (some on green stock and many illustrated). Wanting the frontispiece map of St. Austell to the Lizard. Early issues are very scarce in this condition. (Book ref. 20260)
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Methuen, [1935] 8vo., First Edition, small neat signature on front free endpaper; blue cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped, moderately browned dustwrapper. WITH A QUANTITY OF RELEVANT CONTEMPORARY AND LATER EPHEMERA, INCLUDING CUTTINGS, REVIEWS, LEAFLETS, LETTERS AND A WORN POSTCARD, LOOSELY INSERTED, TOGETHER WITH FURTHER CUTTINGS MOUNTED ON REAR ENDPAPERS. VERY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THE DUSTWRAPPER. (Book ref. 22784)
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Methuen, [1936] 8vo., Third Edition, small neat signature on front free endpaper; grey cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in blue, upper board lightly faded at upper edge else a very good, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter mildly browned at backstrip and with minor loss (not affecting lettering) at head and tail of backstrip. Twenty Years at St. Hilary. [Third Edition] (Book ref. 14630)
Bossiney Books, [Bodmin, 1991] 8vo., First Edition, with photographs and illustrations in the text; original pictorial wrappers, a near fine copy. (Book ref. 21641)
[Privately Printed], 1936 8vo., First Edition; original printed wrappers, sewed as issued, covers lightly faded at backstrip else a very good, clean copy. (Book ref. 15676)
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William Kimber, [1986] 8vo., First Edition; cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper (Book ref. 4869)