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Island Books [formerly of Devon]

Fine and Rare Books at the foot of the South Downs
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Macmillan, 1923 Sm. 8vo., First Edition thus, with frontispiece, very numerous illustrations in the text and a folding map, contemporary inscription on front free endpaper; original series binding of green cloth, upper board blocked in blind, upper board and backstrip lettered in gilt, a very good, bright, clean copy. (Book ref. 25371)
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Bournemouth Natural Science Society, 1951 8vo., with plates; printed wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a near fine copy. Offprinted from the Proceedings of the Bournemouth Natural Science Society, vol. XL, 1951. (Book ref. 24847)
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[Ken Tomkinson, Kidderminster, 1981] 8vo., with portrait frontispiece, title in red and black, and numerous plates and illustrations (a number full-page) in the text, neat contemporary inscription on front free endpaper; pictorial wrappers, a very good, clean copy. Much-needed facsimile reissue of the original edition of 1908, and now very scarce in its own right. (Book ref. 24711)
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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)
Sherborne, 1911 4to., LARGE PAPER, with 8 plates and 2 plans (one folding); buckram gilt, gilt back, gilt top, uncut, joints weak but sound, back rubbed, covers somewhat marked and worn, some slight age-staining else a sound copy. EDITION LIMITED TO 100 COPIES. With an armorial bookplate, and two relevant half-tone plates loosely inserted. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM TEN SCHOLARS OF No. 3 DORMITORY TO I.H.A. KING (Book ref. 577)
1935 Roy. 8vo., First Edition thus, with 8 plates on 6 and 4 large folding plates; original printed wrappers, uncut, wrappers lightl;y frayed at edges else a very good, clean copy. Reprinted from 'The Antiquaries Journal', vol. XV, no.3. (Book ref. 4492)
Society of Antiquaries, 1943 4to., First Edition, with very numerous plates, maps, plans and diagrams (a number folding); cloth gilt, gilt back, hinges starting (but binding entirely sound), a very good, bright, clean copy. (Book ref. 17874)
[Corporation of Weymouth, 1958] Sm. 8vo., with very numerous photographs and illustrations throughout; original pictorial wrappers, a near fine copy. With an item of typescript ephemera loosely inserted. With wrap-around cover artwork, and many pages of trade advertisements at end. IN THIS CONDITION, A RARE SURVIVAL. (Book ref. 23105)
Macmillan, 1906 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece (original tissue guard present), very numerous illustrations in the text and a folding map; handsomely bound in full blue morocco, gilt back, gilt top, uncut, a very attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. With 4pp series catalogue bound in at end. (Book ref. 14058)
Compton Press, [Tisbury, 1978] 8vo., First Edition, with 14 plates on 8, small neat signature on front paste-down; brown cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON TITLE (Book ref. 15979)
[Privately Printed], Poole, 1945 8vo., First Edition, with 16 plates; original printed wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a very good, clean copy. Extremely scarce and a rare survival (Book ref. 14110)
Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society, [Dorchester, 1943] 4to., with a full-page map in the text; original printed wrappers, sewed as issued, covers faintly age-soiled else a near fine copy. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society, Vol. 65, pp.53-59. Very scarce. Bonser 2552. (Book ref. 14067)
Privately Printed, [Faversham], 1977 8vo., First Edition, with two portrait frontispieces, numerous plates and endpaper maps with coloured insets; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON TITLE VERSO. With the errata slip. Scarce. (Book ref. 10016)
[Privately Printed, Poole, 1932] 8vo., First Paperback Edition, with 5 plates and illustrations in the text; original printed wrappers, a very good, clean copy. With trade advertisements at end. This work was published simultaneously in boards and wrappers. Both forms are scarce; copies in wrappers in this condition are rare. (Book ref. 18695)
Botolph Printing Works, 1926 Sm. 8vo., with a frontispiece and 5 plates, small neat signature on front free endpaper; original pictorial wrappers, covers very lightly dust-soiled else a remarkably bright, clean copy. A very nice copy of a standard guide first published in 1893. (Book ref. 17136)
T Werner Laurie, 1923 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, title in red and black, and 20 plates toned in sepia, some faint offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers; red cloth gilt, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly age-soiled. Includes civilians and military units (especially the Dorset regiment). EXTREMELY SCARCE IN THE DUSTWRAPPER. Enser, p51. (Book ref. 15739)
Longmans , Dorchester, [1954] Sm. 4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece, very numerous photographs (many full-page) in the text and front and rear endpaper maps; original grey-green cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. A lovely copy. Scarce in this condition. (Book ref. 19268)
Penguin, [1972] Sm. 8vo., First Edition, with a double-page map as frontispiece, 103 plates on 64 and several illustrations in the text, neat scholarly annotation on rear free endpaper; cloth gilt, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly chafed (without material loss) at head and tail of backstrip. Buildings of England BE 44. Cherry HB4, HJ3. (Book ref. 19813)
[Redundant Churches Fund, 1993] Oblong 8vo., with photographs in the text; photographs wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a very good, clean copy. Redundant Churches Fund, Third Series, No.164. Scarce. (Book ref. 15107)
Hutchinson, [1942] 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, 8 plates and a folding table; cloth, backstrip lettered in blue, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Uncommon in this condition. (Book ref. 14294)