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Island Books [formerly of Devon]

Fine and Rare Books at the foot of the South Downs
Orphans Press, Leominster, 2005 8vo., First Edition, with photographs and maps in the text; riginal pictorial wrappers, a near fine copy. In September 1916 over 200 men of the Herefordshrie Regiment were transferred to 11 Border Regiment to make up for losses on the Somme. Fify-four died at Redan Ridge. Sutcliffe, p. 214. (Book ref. 13850)
1930 8vo., on laid paper, with a frontispiece, 53 plates and an illustration and a sketch-map in the text; original cloth, blocked in gilt and blind, gilt back, a fine copy. Written for the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club by the author of 'The Old Straight Track' (1925). A REVIEW COPY. (Book ref. 675)
Phillimore, [Chichester, 1980] 8vo., First Edition, with 32 plates on 16 and 9 illustrations and maps in the text; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. (Book ref. 11346)
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H. Procter, Ludlow [and others in Leominster, Hereford, Worcester and London], 1795 8vo., First Edition [Sole Edition], with a copper-engraved frontispiece and six copper-engraved plates (one folding), the majority with original tissue guards (guards worn, light foxing on guards and some plates), neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper (repeated on title); ORIGINAL BOARDS, PAPER BACK LETTERED IN MS (lettering worn but entirely legible), uncut, backstrip worn at joints and with covering of fourth compartment (of five) frayed away, upper hinge cracked but just sound else a crisp, unusually clean copy of a very scarce work in well-preserved contemporary binding. EXTREMELY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Upcott, pp.324-5; Anderson, p.127. (Book ref. 3123)
Penguin, [1963] Sm. 8vo., First Edition, with a double-page map as frontispiece, 104 plates on 64 and several illustrations in the text; original printed wrappers, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter very faintly browned at backstrip. Very scarce in anything like this condition.The Buildings of England, BE25.Cherry 25; PC1, PJ2. (Book ref. 8112)
G. Nichol, 1796 2 vols., 8vo., Second Edition, with a double-page map; attractively bound in nineteenth century half calf, gilt backs, uncut, covers mildly age-worn else a bright, clean copy. Anderson p.107 (recording the first edition of 1789); Austin, 1884; not in Upcott. (Book ref. 11644)
Dent, 1925 Sm. 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece in photogravure, 16 half-tone plates, 30 illustrations and a full-page map in the text, and pictorial endpapers, some light spotting (rather heavier on front and rear preliminaries); original pictorial cloth, blue top, a good, firm copy. With the trade ticket of C E Brumwell of Hereford on rear paste-down. Published in the series 'Cathedrals, Abbeys and Famous Churches' edition by Gordon Home. (Book ref. 9881)
Robert Hale, [1948] 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, 48 plates and a folding map; cloth gilt, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter very lightly chafed at extremities and with one short closed marginal tear. Published in Hale's seminal 'County Books' series (Book ref. 15062)
Leicester University Press, Leicester, 1972 8vo., Second Edition, some light offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers; olive cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper. First published in 1961 in the series 'Studies in Early English History', this conspectus of all known pre-Conquest documents relating to land in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire covers over 400 charters. Scarce. (Book ref. 20257)
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Homeland Association, [c.1930] 8vo., First Edition, with numerous fine sepia-toned photographs ((many full-page) and a full-page map; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, yapped edges, a near fine copy. Published in the Homeland Association's series as Homeland Illustrated No. 12. IN THIS CONDITION, A RARE SURVIVAL. (Book ref. 23209)
1831 4to., with an engraved frontispiece, engraved and printed titles (the latter with a woodcut vignette), 15 engraved plates and an engraved plan, some minor foxing as usual, rather heavier on frontispiece and engraved title, text remarkably clean; ORIGINAL BOARDS, PAPER LABEL, backstrip worn and partly defective, upper joint frayed at head and tail, covers a little marked else a good, sound copy of a scarce work. The thirteenth and penultimate volume of Britton's informative and well--researched cathedral histories, famous also for their accurate and highly detailed plates (especially those by Mackenzie (none in this volume) and Le Keux. The histories were issued first in parts, then as single volumes (as here) and finally in a collected edition. Bibliographical description is complicated further by the fact that each history appeared in up to five states of issue. THIS IS THE SMALL PAPER EDITION OF ONE OF THE SCARCEST IN THE SERIES. IT WAS PROBABLY BOUND EARLY FROM LATE PARTS, SINCE THE GENERALLY ACCEPTED DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE SINGLE VOLUME IS 1834. (Book ref. 670)
Ross Gazette, Ross, [c. 1950] 8vo., First Edition, with 4 photographs (one full-page) in the text; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, covers lightly browned else a very good, clean copy. (Book ref. 8993)