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Island Books [formerly of Devon]

Fine and Rare Books at the foot of the South Downs
Joseph Noble, Hull, 1833 8vo., First Edition, with a folding engraved map as frontispiece, the map moderately foxed and with one neat repair on verso (some mild offsetting to title); original printed boards, very neatly rebacked to style, covers moderately age-soiled, corners bruised else a very good, crisp copy with virtually no trace of the usual textual foxing. VERY SCARCE. Anderson, p.168. (Book ref. 24645)
Friends of Lincoln Cathedral, 1956 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, small label scar on rear wrapper; original printed wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a very good, clean copy. Lincoln Minster Pamphlets No. 8. (Book ref. 9017)
[Sleaford, 1949] 8vo., with a portrait frontispiece; cloth gilt, a very good, clean copy. Sold from an institution with its cancelled bookplate. Uncommon (Book ref. 727)
Eyre & Spottiswoode, [1967] 8vo., First Edition, with 5 maps (one double-page) in the text and endpaper maps; brown cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. (Book ref. 14417)
Longman, [1979] 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, and very numerous photographs and maps (a number fill-page) in the text; cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. (Book ref. 8748)
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Macmillan, 1914 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, very numerous illustrations in the text (a number full-page) and a folding map (lightly spotted) coloured in outline, neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; original series binding of blue cloth gilt, gilt back, gilt top, a very good, bright, clean copy. With 4pp series catalogue at end. Scarce in this condition. (Book ref. 17557)
Penguin, [1964] Sm. 8vo., First Edition, with a double-page map as frontispiece, 105 plates on 64 and illustrations in the text; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper, the latter very lightly chafed at extremities. One of the scarcest titles in Pevsner's invaluable series. Buildings of England, BE27. Cherry 27, HB2, HJ2. (Book ref. 19819)
Batsford, [1946] 8vo., Third Edition, with a coloured frontispiece, three coloured plates, 132 monochrome plates on 98, several illustrations (a number full-page) in the text and endpaper maps; cloth, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. Published in Batsford's notable 'The Face of Britain' series with striking wrap-around dustwrapper artwork by Brian Cook. This edition incorporates three coloured plates first introduced in the second edition of 1941. (Book ref. 11569)
Batsford, [1937] 8vo., First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece, 132 monochrome plates on 98, several illustrations (a number full-page) in the text and endpaper maps in green, some mild offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers; cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in black, red top, a very good, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly age-soiled and rubbed at extremities. With a small quantity of relevant ephemera and 32pp publisher's catalogue bound in at end. Published in Batsford's 'The Face of Britain' series with striking wrap-around dustwrapper artwork by Brian Cook. (Book ref. 11568)
Batsford, [1941] 8vo., Second and Best Edition, with a coloured frontispiece, three coloured plates, 132 monochrome plates on 98, several illustrations (a number full-page) in the text and endpaper maps, neat presentation inscription on half-title; cloth, a near fine copy in the dustwrapper. Published in Batsford's notable 'The Face of Britain' series with Brian Cook dustwrapper (Book ref. 2331)
Batsford, [1941] 8vo., Second and Best Edition, with a coloured frontispiece, three coloured plates, 132 monochrome plates on 98, several illustrations (a number full-page) in the text and endpaper maps; beige cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in black, a very good, clean copy in unclipped, lightly browned dustwrapper. This edition incorporates three coloured plates not present in the first edition of 1937. Published in Batsford's notable 'The Face of Britain' series with Brian Cook dustwrapper (Book ref. 2330)
Leicester, 1963 8vo., cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in the dustwrapper. EDITION LIMITED TO 400 COPIES. The work contains the Latin texts of the fifteen royal charters granted to the borough with, in each case, a parallel translation. (Book ref. 726)
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Drury & Sons, Lincoln, 1816 8vo., First Edition, with a copper-engraved frontispiece, title-vignette, and 3 copper-engraved plates, some very light age-staining; original marbled paper boards, roan back with 7 elaborate flat bands ruled and tooled in gilt, second compartment lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled with a pastoral scene displaying tree, plants and urn, red sprinkled edges, boards lightly bruised at corners and fore-edges, joints rubbed (but binding entirely sound), a most attractive, crisp copy in wholly unrestored period binding. With dedication to Lady Monson. Nice copy of a very scarce work. Anderson, p.171; Short 614; Upcott, p.640* I. (Book ref. 17137)
[Privately Printed, Spalding], n.d. [c.1930] 8vo., Fourth Impression, with 4 plates; original printed wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, staples rusted else a very good, clean copy. First published in Peterborough in 1925. (Book ref. 15045)
Printed for the Lincoln Record Society by Hereford Times, Hereford, 1954 Roy. 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper; original pictorial buckram lettered in black, backstrip lettered in black, uncut, a near fine copy. Lincoln Record Society, vol. 47. (Book ref. 8734)
Patrick Stephens, Wellingborough, [1984] 8vo., Fourth Impression, with illustrated title, very numerous illustrations and maps in the text and pictorial endpapers; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy. First published in 1981. (Book ref. 14257)
[Aero Litho Company, Lincoln, 1973] 4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece and very numerous photographs in the text; original pictorial wrappers, covers very slightly age-marked else a very good, clean copy. Detailed account of raids and losses, with bibliography and year-by-year crash list for the county (Book ref. 5964)
University Press, Cambridge, 1956 8vo., Second Edition, Second Impression, with a frontispiece, 30 plates and 36 maps and diagrams in the text; original blue cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper, the latter lightly frayed and creased at edges. Darby's definitive history was first published in1940 with an updated edition following in 1956. This third revision was issued in 1968. EXTREMELY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY I THIS CONDITION (Book ref. 22320)
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Hale, [1952] 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, 48 plates and a large folding map, some faint offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers; original series binding of decorative cloth gilt, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter chafed (without material loss) at head of backstrip. One of the scarcest of all volumes in Hale's seminal 'County Books' series. (Book ref. 19246)
Brown, Hull, 1891 2 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with engravings in the text; orignal brown cloth, gilt backs, a very good, clean set. Collects very numerous articles on local history. Complete sets of the two series are very scarce (Book ref. 17074)