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Fine and Rare Books in the Heart of Britain's West Country
MELTON MOWBRAY.: The Urban District of Melton Mowbray Leicestershire. The Official Guide. Issued with the Authority of Melton Mowbray Urban District Council
Ed. J. Burrow, Cheltenham, [c.1965] 8vo., First Edition, with photographs (a number full-page) and a folding street map; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, wrappers lightly age-soiled else a very good, clean copy. (Book ref. 18578) £8.00
PEVSNER (N).: The Buildings of England. Leicestershire and Rutland
Penguin, [1960] Sm. 8vo., First Edition, with double-page map as frontispiece, 39 plates on 64 and illustrations in the text, some light offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers; original cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in price-clipped d/w. Increasingly elusive in this condition. BE18; Cherry 18, HB2, HJ2. (Book ref. 11412) £40.00
Davis (J.C): Bowden to Harborough. The Story of the Town of Market Harborough and its Two Villages. Great Bowden and Little Bowden
Wellandside, Market Harborough, 1964 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece and numerous photographs, illustrations and maps in the text; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped d/w. Very scarce, especially in this condition. (Book ref. 11403) £27.00
Pye (N), ed: Leicester and its Region
Leicester University Press, Leicester, 1972 4to., First Edition, with coloured plates; pictorial boards, a very good, clean copy. (Book ref. 11341) £16.00
Paget (G) and L. Irvine: Leicestershire. [County Books]
Robert Hale, [1950] 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, 48 plates and a large folding map, front free endpaper and title lightly spotted; decorative cloth gilt, gilt back, fore-edge mildly spotted else a very good, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter chipped at headband. Published in Hale's seminal 'County Books' series edited by Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald (Book ref. 10068) £18.00
Peers (C), Sir: Kirby Muxloe Castle, Leicestershire
HMSO, 1957 8vo., Second Edition, with 4 plates, 4 plans in the text and a folding plan; original printed wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a very good, clean copy. Published for the Ministry of Works, Ancient Monuments & Historic Buildings. The first edition appeared in 1917. (Book ref. 7496) £4.00
Hadfield (C.N): Charnwood Forest. A Survey. With a Foreword by Lt.-Col. Sir Robert Martin
Edgar Backus, Leicester, 1952 8vo., Sole Edition, on laid paper, with a frontispiece, numerous plates and endpaper maps, gift label affixed to front free endpaper, some light offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers; cloth, gilt back, a very good copy in unclipped d/w, the latter lightly frayed at extremities. Published for Leicestershire County Council, this is the most comprehensive study of the forest to date. (Book ref. 3776) £20.00
Dare (P.M): Charnwood Forest and its Environs
Edgar Backus, Leicester, 1925 8vo., Sole Edition, with a frontispiece, 11 plates, 3 plans in the text and a large folding map; cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright copy of an uncommon work. (Book ref. 2474) £28.00
Billson (C.J): Leicester Memoirs. With an Illustration and Plan of the Frey Friars Mansion House and a Plan of the Newarke House by Albert Herbert
Edgar Backus, Leicester, 1924 8vo., First and Sole Edition, with a frontispiece and 2 full-page plans in the text; cloth, gilt back, covers a little age-marked and backstrip lightly sunned else a good, tight copy of a scarce work. Sold from an institution with its neat cancelled stamp on title verso and faded ink number of backstrip (Book ref. 6327) £28.00