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Island Books [formerly of Devon]

Fine and Rare Books at the foot of the South Downs
Gale & Polden, Aldershot, 1925 8vo., First Edition, with 26 plates, 8 folding maps, and 4 folding maps in pocket at end; original card covers with regimental badge on upper cover, covers very lightly age-marked else a very good, bright, clean copy. Enser, p.73; Sutcliffe, p.278; White, p.101. (Book ref. 14957)
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Bemrose and Sons, [1871] 8vo., First Edition [?], with a folding county map as frontispiece, 8 plates and 16 woodcuts in the text, some light age-staining to wrappers and preliminaries; handsomely bound in dark brown half morocco, marbled boards,gilt back, original pictorial wrappers preserved (front wrapper clipped at corners and mounted), a most attractive copy. With numerous period trade advertisements (a number illustrated) at front and rear. RARE. (Book ref. 6113)
Eyre & Spottiswoode, [1967] 8vo., First Edition, with 5 maps (one double-page) in the text and endpaper maps; brown cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. (Book ref. 14417)
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Breedon Books, [Derby, 2008] 8vo., First Edition, with numerous photographs in the text; black, gilt back, a fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. (Book ref. 20471)
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A & C Black, Edinburgh, 1871 8vo., with a frontispiece engraved by Watt after Bonnington (original tissue guard present), fine title-vignette engraved by Booth, 6 fine engraved topographical plates and an engraved portrait, neat inscription on blank preliminary; handsomely bound in contemporary red half calf, marbled boards ruled in gilt, decorative back gilt extra with five raised bands, compartments richly tooled in gilt with a thistle between four floral sprays, second compartment with morocco label lettered in gilt, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers, very neatly rebacked else a bright, firm, virtually spotless copy in splendid period binding. With a personal pictorial bookplate on front paste-down. The fine topographical plates depict locations from the novel: Peak Castle Derbyshire (Richardson after Leitch), Haddon Hall (Horsburgh after Leitch), Peel Castle Isle of Man (Miller after Leitch), Glen Mary Isle of Man (Forrest after Leitch), Liverpool 1664 (Finden after Austin) and The Tower [of London] 1670 (Finden after Roberts). The seventh plate is a portrait of George Villiers Duke of Buckingham engraved by Shaw. A lovely copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. (Book ref. 6971)
Hodder & Stoughton, [1992] 8vo., First Edition, with plates and numerous diagrams in the text; black cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Dramatic yet reasoned account of the loss with all hands of the giant ore-carrier off the coast of Japan. Owned by the Bibby Line, MV Derbyshire remains the largest British vessel lost at sea. (Book ref. 23700)
Chapman & Hall, 1946 Sm. Folio, First Edition, with a frontispiece and 84 fine photographs; original grey cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in green, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter with minor loss (not affecting lettering) at upper edge of front panel, and at head and tail of backstrip. (Book ref. 18952)
[Derbyshire Countryside, Derby, 1967] Sm. 4to., with numerous coloured and monochrome illustrations in the text; original pictorial wrappers, a very good, clean copy. (Book ref. 5235)
[Derbyshire Countryside, Derby, 1973] Sm. 4to., with numerous coloured and monochrome illustrations in the text; original pictorial wrappers, a very good, clean copy. (Book ref. 5234)
[Derbyshire Countryside, Derby, 1976] Sm. 4to., with numerous coloured and monochrome photographs (a number full-page) in the text; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a near fine copy. (Book ref. 8488)
Harrap, [1939] Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with an engraved title-vignette, numerous wood-engravings and 2 full-page plans in the text, neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; cloth, a good, clean copy. (Book ref. 1584)
Penguin Books, [Harmondsworth, 1953] Sm. 8vo., First Edition, with 92 plates on 64, and several illustrations and a double-page map in the text, page-edges faintly browning as usual; original printed wrappers, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter very lightly browned at backstrip. BE8. Very scarce in this condition. Cherry 8; PC1, PJ2. (Book ref. 21677)
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Bemrose & Sons, 1891 2 vols., 8vo., Second Edition, with a large folding coloured map as frontispiece (one neat repair), 2 plates (one double-page), 2 double-page sections and a folding plan; original; blue cloth, upper board framed in blind and lettered in gilt, backstrip lettered in gilt, very neatly recased with new endpapers to style, a remarkably bright, clean copy. Substantially rewritten and revised version of the original edition of 1876. Very scarce, especially in this condition. (Book ref. 19735)
Dent, [1968] 8vo., First Edition; cloth, a very good, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Nostalgic depiction of village life in Derbyshire (Book ref. 4939)
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White Swan Press, Bristol, 1949 8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece, plates and maps; original blue regimental cloth, upper board with badge blocked in gilt, gilt back, backstrip mildly sunned else a very good, clean copy. Second Derbyshire was never formally part of the Reconnaissance Corps but enjoyed honorary status as a reconnaissance unit in the Western Desert and across North-West Europe. RARE. Sutcliffe, p. 155. (Book ref. 24279)
Henry Mozley, Derby, 1829 2 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with a folding engraved map (lightly spotted) as frontispiece, 12 copper-engraved plates (including portraits), very numerous wood-engraved illustrations (including armorial bearings and brasses), pedigrees and plans (many full-page) in the text, 8 folding or full-page pedigrees and 2 folding plans; original publisher's blue cloth, sides with multiple frame border enclosing a decorative spray all in black, gilt backs, hinges cracked (but bindings entirely sound), one or two short tears in backstrips else a very good, clean copy. A standard county history, complete with list of subscribers. The folding county map in particular is often missing. The first edition is very elusive. It was reissued with an altered title two years later, and this version was subsequently reprinted at least twice. The abridged 'third' edition of 1843 was reprinted in facsimile in 1992. EXTREMELY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION. Astonishingly, not recorded by Anderson who lists only the second issue of 1831. (Book ref. 23745)
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Macmillan, 1905 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece (original tissue guard present), and numerous illustrations and maps (a number full-page) in the text, free endpapers lightly spotted; original series binding of green cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in gilt, gilt top, uncut, a very good, clean copy. Scarce in this condition. (Book ref. 15749)
Kingsmead, [Bath, 1975] 8vo., First and Sole Edition, with a portrait frontispiece, 12 plates on 8 and endpaper pedigrees; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper. Scarce (Book ref. 15103)
W. Edmunds, Chesterfield, 1879 Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with a heliotype frontispiece (original tissue guard present), 7 heliotype plates and 13 illustrated plates; original mulberry cloth, gilt back, very neatly rebacked with old backstrip laid down, gilt top, uncut, a very good, bright, crisp copy. Fourth and final volume of the standard county reference. Includes extensive addenda to all four volumes, list of mediaeval churches and chapels destroyed or disused, and indexes by person and place. Anderson, p.81. (Book ref. 10024)
Derbyshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, 1960 8vo., with a full-page plan in the text; original printed wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a near fine copy. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HIS SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT WRAPPER. Reprinted from the Journal of the Derbyshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, No. LXXX.. (Book ref. 10274)