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Island Books [formerly of Devon]

Fine and Rare Books at the foot of the South Downs
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Hutchinson, [1959] 8vo., Second Edition, with illustrations in the text and facsimile signatures on endpapers; black cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt and silver, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. First published in 1941, this is Allingham's first non-fiction work, an autobiographical account of wartime in the village of Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex, where she lived with husband Youngman Carter who illustrated this work. For this second edition, the endpapers are printed with facsimile signatures of the residents and tradespersons of the village taken from Allingham's own copy of the original edition. The work has become increasingly valuable as a detailed, first-hand account of a time when a German invasion was considered imminent, potentially placing the population of Essex in the front line, and when the outcome of the war was to say the least uncertain. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. (Book ref. 26034)
[Privately Printed, 1962] 4to., First Edition, with coloured coat-of-arms as frontispiece and numerous illustrations and maps in the text; original pictorial wrappers printed in red and black, a near fine copy. EDITION LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES (Book ref. 25889)
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Chatto & Windus, [1969] 8vo., First Edition thus; brown cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in gilt, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Baring-Gould's classic tale of the Mersea district of Essex was first published in two volumes in 1880. THIS EDITION IS NOW VERY SCARCE IN ITS OWN RIGHT. (Book ref. 25843)
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[LNER, 1953] 8vo., First Edition, with numerous illustrations (a number full-page) in the text, 6 large folding maps of the Forest on japon and a folding map of train routes; original pictorial wrappers, a very good, bright, clean copy. (Book ref. 25620)
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Chatto & Windus, 1928 8vo., First Edition, neat contemporary inscription on front free endpaper; original brown buckram, gilt back, brown top, a very good, bright, clean copy. (Book ref. 24921)
Macmillan, 1939 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, very numerous illustrations in the text (a number full-page) and front and rear endpaper maps; cloth, gilt back, blue top, a very good,m clean copy. Scarce in this condition. Powell, p.57. (Book ref. 24665)
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Faber, [1978] 4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece, title-vignette, numerous photographs (a number full-page) in the text and pictorial endpapers; blue cloth, backstrip blocked and lettered in blue and black, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. (Book ref. 24633)
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Faber, [1968] 4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece, title-vignette, a double-page coloured map, numerous illustrations (a number full-page) in the text and pictorial endpapers; brown cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped, lightly age-soiled dustwrapper (Book ref. 24459)
1915 8vo., cloth, gilt back, uncut. A handy and valuable work of reference providing a wealth of information in gazetteer form. (Book ref. 607)
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Robert Hale, [1950] 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, 48 plates and a large folding map, neat ink inscription on front free endpaper; decorative cloth gilt, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper, the latter just a little frayed at extremities. Published in Hale's seminal 'County Books' series (Book ref. 2400)
Essex Committee of the National Register of Archives, 1950 8vo., First Edition, with 4 plates; original printed wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a very good, clean copy. O'Leary, 498; not recorded [surprisingly] by Powell. (Book ref. 6985)
Walthamstow Historical Society, Walthamstow, 2000 8vo., with photographs, illustrations and facsimiles in the terxt; original pictorial wrappers, a near fine copy. (Book ref. 21609)
Walthamstow Historical Society, Walthamstow, 2012 8vo., with photographs, illustrations and facsimiles in the terxt; original pictorial wrappers, a fine copy. The story of Walthamstow’s last remaining Manor House, now Woodford County High School for Girls. The manor of Higham Bensted was at one time very substantial covering a large part of northern Walthamstow; by 1768 there was still a large estate and Repton’s suggestions for improving the park and land use are described. Includes previously unpublished internal photographs of the house (Book ref. 21605)
Walthamstow Historical Society, Walthamstow, 2006 8vo., with photographs, illustrations and facsimiles in the terxt; original pictorial wrappers, a fine copy. The Ancient House, a 15th century 'Hall' house and the ancient Parish Church of St Mary Walthamstow form the nucleus of Walthamstow Village, an early settlement which has survived into the 21st century. (Book ref. 21606)
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Walthamstow Antiquarian Society, Walthamstow, 1934 Roy. 4to., Sole Edition, on paid paper, with a portrait frontispiece and full-page illustrations in the text; original printed wrappers, sewed as issued, yapped edges, a near fine copy. Walthamstow Antiquarian Society, Official Publication no. 30. Extremely scarce. (Book ref. 21588)
Walthamstow Historical Society, Walthamstow, 2003 8vo., with photographs, illustrations and facsimiles in the terxt; original pictorial wrappers, a near fine copy. (Book ref. 21607)
1836 8vo., with a frontispiece, 7 plates (foxed) and numerous wood-engravings in the text; decorative cloth, blocked in blind, gilt back, uncut, covers a little worn and faded else a sound copy. With the leather book-label of E. Sexton, F.S.A. (Book ref. 605)
Chelmsford, 1947 8vo., with a frontispiece and 2 maps in the text, title a trifle marked and some minor offsetting in text; original cloth, a little faded, original paper labels, former onwership inscription on front free endpaper else a good, sound copy in the dustwrapper, the latter frayed at extremities. Powell, p.152. (Book ref. 10391)
Edward Stanford, 1882 12mo., First Edition, with a folding map as frontispiece (map neatly repaired at folds without loss); original terracotta cloth, upper board with multiple frame border in blind enclosing title and author lettered in gilt, gilt back, very neatly recased, a remarkably bright, clean copy. With 40pp of trade advertisements (dated 1889-1890) bound in at end. With a nineteenth century armorial bookplate on front paste-down. Scarce, especially in this condition. Powell, p.27. (Book ref. 15217)
Heffer, Cambridge, [1939] 8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece, numerous illustrations (20 full-page) and a full-page pedigree in the text, small signature on front paste-down; original patterned cloth, buckram back gilt, boards mildly age-soiled, old tape marks on corners else a good, bright copy. Drawn from family records by the Great-great Niece of Ann and Jane Taylor. Thomson, p.163. (Book ref. 9639)