Sort by:

Island Books [formerly of Devon]

Fine and Rare Books at the foot of the South Downs
Image of 1
British Publishing Company, Gloucester, [c.1960] 8vo., First Edition, with plates; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, yapped edges, a fine copy. (Book ref. 24938)
David & Charles, [Newton Abbot, 1971] 8vo., on laid paper, with 7 pages of full-page plates (the two additional folding plates are treated here as double-page), several illustratioins in the text and a large folding map; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. The original edition was published in 1804. The County Reports of the Board of Agriculture rank among the most important sources in English trade and local history; works from this valuable series of reprints are already difficult to find in good state. (Book ref. 3573)
[Privately printed], Hemel Hempstead, 1973 8vo., First Edition; with 22 plates, and a double-page illustration and 12 maps and plans in the text; cloth, gilt, gilt back, a fine copy. With a presentation bookplate to a local dignitary (Book ref. 8956)
Bell, 1932 8vo., First Edition, with 58 plates (a number double-page), and front and ear endpaper maps; original green cloth, backstrip lettered in black, a near fine copy. (Book ref. 24071)
Bell, 1932 8vo., First Edition, with 58 plates (a number double-page), and front and ear endpaper maps; original green cloth, backstrip lettered in black, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly chipped at headband. With a personal pictorial bookplate on front free endpaper verso. Scarce in this condition. (Book ref. 16236)
Bell, 1925 8vo., First Edition, with 16 plates, 11 diagrams in the text and rear endpaper map, front free endpaper lightly browned, neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; cloth, a very bright, clean copy. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE PUBLISHER WITH HIS APPROPRIATE STAMP ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. (Book ref. 6918)
Batsford, [1976] 4to., First Edition, with numeropus photographs in the text; cloth, a very good, bright, clean copy in the dustwrapper. (Book ref. 10464)
Warne, 1930 8vo., First Edition, with photographs and maps; original brown cloth, backstrip lettered in black, a very good, clean copy. Includes awards and ROH. 5 Battalion served at Gallipoli, and in Egypt and Palestine. Scarce, especially in this condition. Enser, p.114; White, p.179 (Book ref. 17321)
Macmillan, 1902 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece (original tissue guard present), very numerous illustrations (a number full-page) in the text and a folding map, neat signature on front free endpaper, some moderate foxing to first and last leaves; cloth gilt, gilt back, gilt top, uncut , backstrip faded else a good, firm copy. With 4pp series catalogue bound in at end. The first edition is scarce. (Book ref. 16404)
Image of 1
Hale, [1950] 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, 48 plates and a folding map; cloth gilt, gilt back, covers lightly faded else a very good, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. Published in Hale's seminal 'County Books' series. (Book ref. 5879)
[1946] Sm. 4to., with 4 plates and an illustration in the text; decorative cloth gilt, gilt back, a very good copy in the dustwrapper, the latter defective at head and tail of backstrip. Second impression of a work first published earlier in the same year. (Book ref. 682)
Image of 1
Printed and Published by S.G. Shaw, St. Alban's, [and others in London], 1815 12mo., First Edition, with engraved frontispiece (original tissue guard present), 2 engraved plates (one with original tissue guard present), an engraved folding plan and decorations in the text, frontispiece and title mildly spotted; original boards, green paper back with printed paper label, label browned and chipped (but largely legible), joints moderately rubbed (but binding wholly sound), else a remarkably crisp, clean copy. VERY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN PUBLISHER'S BOARDS. Anderson, p.129; Upcott , p.625. (Book ref. 21772)
HMSO, 1911 Roy. 4to., Second Thousand, with a frontispiece, 43 fine plates on 40, 22 plans (10 full-page) in the text, 2 large folding plans and a very large folding map coloured in outline; original grey cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in black, a near fine copy. The first county survey published by the RCHM (later RCAHM). Lovely copy of a scarce standard reference (Book ref. 14035)
Barracuda Books, Buckingham, 1983 Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, title in red and black, numerous photographs and endpaper maps; white cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. EDITION LIMITED TO SUBSCRIBERS' COPIES (THIS COPY NO. 180). (Book ref. 24033)
Penguin, [1953] 8vo., First Edition, with 89 plates on 64, and several illustrations and a double-page map in the text; original printed wrappers, backstrip very lightly browned else a very good, bright, clean copy. Buildings of England BE7; Cherry 7, PC1. (Book ref. 7084)
Leo Cooper, [1970] 8vo., First Edition, with numerous illustrations in the text; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Published in Cooper's concise Famous Regiments series edited by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. Sutcliffe, p.114. (Book ref. 11470)
Leo Cooper, [1970] 8vo., First Edition, with numerous photographs in the text; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in slightly frayed dustwrapper. SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND HORROCKS ON TITLE. Published in Horrocks' concise Famous Regiments series. Signed copies are scarce. (Book ref. 13145)
Ordnance Survey, [Southampton, 1908] Folding coloured map on cloth measuring 20.5 x 28.5 ins (approx. 52.0 x 72.0 cms) folding in 24 panels to 7.0 x 3.75 ins (approx. 17.75 x 9.5 cms), some mild age-soiling; original white cloth wrappers blocked and lettered in black, wrappers mildly age-soiled and lightly frayed at extremities else a good, clean copy. (Book ref. 12837)
Ordnance Survey, [Southampton, 1926] Folding coloured map on cloth measuring 22.5 x 30 ins (approx. 57.0 x 76.0 cms) folding in 21 panels to 7.5 x 4.5 ins (approx. 19.0 x 11.5 cms), some very light age-soiling; original pictorial card wrappers, wrappers lightly age-soiled else a very good, copy. The half-inch road maps were reduced from the one-inch map of 1903-08. This 1926 issue includes the 1925 revisions, with Ellis Martin's well-known 'car & signpost' cover in the green and brown variant. Scarce. Browne, 12.2.a. (Book ref. 12836)
Printed for the Author by J.Nichols, 1795 4to., First Edition, with 3 engraved plates and an engraved folding map, some mild age-staining throughout; contemporary calf, neatly rebacked, covers somewhat marked and faded else a good, crisp copy. THE FIRST SEPARATELY PRINTED PUBLICATION RELATING TO ST. ALBANS; the author was rector of Shenley in Hertfordshire. Anderson, p. 129 (who also records a copy of [?the same work] with the earlier date of 1793); Upcott, p.339. (Book ref. 7242)