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Island Books [formerly of Devon]

Fine and Rare Books at the foot of the South Downs
Gryffon Pubications, [Cicrencester], 1985 Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with coloured title-vignette, numerous photographs and facsimiles in the text, and endpaper maps; brown cloth, backstrip lettered in black, mounted coloured illustrations on upper board, a very good, clean copy. EDITION LIMITED TO 325 NUMBERED COPIES (THIS COPY OUT OF SERIES). (Book ref. 25226)
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Sotheby's, 2005 4to., First Edition, with numerous fine coloured reproductions (many folding); original pictorial wrappers, a fine copy. The catalogue lists 52 lots. (Book ref. 24812)
Methuen, 1931 8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece and 20 folding maps; original blue cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in the scarce dustwrapper, the latter lightly browned, chipped at extremities and with one short closed tear. Very scarce in the dustwrapper. Enser, p.65; Sutcliffe, p.177; White, p.82. (Book ref. 14956)
Methuen, 1931 8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece and 20 folding maps; original blue cloth, gilt back, very slightly pulled at headband else a very good, bright, clean copy. Scarce in this condition. Enser, p.65; Sutcliffe, p.177; White, p.82. (Book ref. 14955)
Jakemans, Hereford, [1938] Sm. 8vo., with numerous photographs in the text and a folding map in green on japon; original pictorial wrappers printed in red and green, a remarkably bright, clean copy. With numerous trade advertisements at front and rear. Very uncommon in anything like this condition. (Book ref. 12336)
Gloucester, [1962] 8vo., Second Edition, with a frontispiece and 9 plates on 8; cloth, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. Much-needed re-issue of the scarce original edition of 1912. Austin, 9722 (first edition). (Book ref. 3095)
Country Life, [1938] 4to., First Edition, with 12 full-page woodcuts and 7 engraved tail-pieces in the text, half-title and title (only) lightly foxed; cloth, gilt back, backstrip mildly sunned (but all gilt entirely legible) else a very good, clean copy. Essays set in and around pre-war Warwickshire and the North Cotswolds. (Book ref. 8444)
British Publishing Company. Gloucester, [1949] 8vo., First Edition, with 7 plates; cloth, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Good accounts of civil and clerical background, including Robert Earl of Gloucester, Whittington, Tyndale, Hooper, Whitefield and the Berkeley family (Book ref. 5152)
Baden Watkins, Flaxley Abbey, 1985 Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, 47 plates on 32, and 6 illustrations (4 full-page) and a full-page map in the text; pictorial cloth gilt, gilt back, gilt top, a near fine copy. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON TITLE. (Book ref. 13625)
Geoffrey Bles, [1936] 8vo., First Edition, with illustrations (a number full-page) in the text, some very light offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers; cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter browned at backstrip. Scarce in the dustwrapper, especially in this condition (Book ref. 11034)
Batsford, [1976] 8vo., First Edition, with 83 plates on 32, and illustrations and plans in the text; cloth, gfilt back, a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper. Sold from an institution with its neat stamp on title verso and label affixed to rear free endpaper. (Book ref. 1010)
Batsford, [1976] 8vo., First Edition, with 83 plates on 32, and illustrations and plans in the text; cloth, gfilt back, a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper. (Book ref. 19620)
Gloucester, 1887 8vo., First Edition, some light foxing to front free endpaper; original cloth gilt, gilt back, corners bruised else a good, clean copy. Usefully detailed biographies of over 30 county worthies. (Book ref. 619)
Hodder & Stoughton, 1954 8vo., First Edition, with plates; cloth, a good, clean copy in the dustwrapper. Foreword by Col. J.P. Carne. Uncommon in this condition (Book ref. 15349)
British Publishing Company, Gloucester, [c. 1965] 8vo., with photographs in the text, small label scar on rear wrapper; original printed wrappers, a very good, clean copy. (Book ref. 9021)
British Publishing Company, Gloucester, [c.1964] Sm. 8vo., with photographs (a number full-page) in the text; original photographic wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a near fine copy. With trade advertisements. (Book ref. 13507)
Portico Press, Wellington, [1976] Oblong 4to., First Edition, with illustrations throughout; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a very good, clean copy. (Book ref. 18929)
Crowood Press, [Marlborough, 2002] 4to., First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece and very numerous coloured photographs (a number full-page) in the text; cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. (Book ref. 8100)
Hale, [1966] 8vo., First Edition, with 27 plates on 24 and a double-page map in the text; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Published in Hale's notable 'Portrait' series. (Book ref. 10091)
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Norman Sawyer & Co., Cheltenham, 1904 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, 18 plates and a large folding coloured map in pocket at end, endpapers browned original brown cloth, gilt back, a bright, clean copy. Sold from an institution with its label scar and press-marks on front free endpaper only. Scarce. (Book ref. 19734)