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Island Books [formerly of Devon]

Fine and Rare Books at the foot of the South Downs
Peter Davies, [1963] 8vo., First Edition, small neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; pink cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped, lightly age-soiled dustwrapper. (Book ref. 25999)
Allen & Unwin, 1963-[1974] 2 vols., roy. 8vo., First Edition, with two frontispieces (one in colour), 289 plates on 148, and 22 maps (10 double-page) in the text; original cloth (first volume maroon, second volume scarlet), gilt backs, red tops, a very good, clean set in dustwrapper. The set comprises vol. I: The Nineteenth Century; vol. II: The Twentieth Century to 1970. Scarce standard reference. Ottley, 754 and 8603 respectively. (Book ref. 25857)
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Ordnance Survey, [Southampton, 1935] Folding coloured map on linen measuring 22.0 x 28.5 ins (approx. 56.0 x 72.0 cms) folding in 21 panels to 7.5 x 4.25 ins (approx. 19.0 x 11.0 cms); a very good, bright, clean copy. The famous One Inch Fifth Edition series was first published in 1934 with striking 'younger sitting hiker' artwork by Ellis Martin. The present copy is the 1935 revision; the covers are the blue and black variant with location map. Browne, 11.2.unrecorded. (Book ref. 25810)
Chapman & Hall, 1902 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, title-vignette, and very numerous illustrations by the author in the text, free endpapers mildly spotted; original pictorial blue cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in darker blue, uncut, covers lightly age-faded else a very good, clean copy. Above average copy of one of the scarcest of Harper's 'road' books. A well-known and much sought after cycling classic, the work describes a wide variety of rides within a radius of some thirty miles of London. (Book ref. 25649)
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Bedford College, University of London, 1965 Roy. 8vo., First Edition; original printed wrappers a near fine copy. SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION. (Book ref. 25617)
[Littledown, Dover, 1986] 8vo., First Edition, with photographs, illustrations and maps in the text; regimental red cloth, crest blocked in gilt on upper board, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. With the separately printed errata slip mounted on page ix. The sole dedicated account of the 1st London Regiment, from formation in 1859 to redesignation post-WWII. Sutcliffe, p.451. (Book ref. 25586)
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Tate Gallery, [c.1952] 8vo., First Edition, with 18 gatefold pages depicting a continuous coloured reproduction of Whistler's astonishing mural 'The Expedition in Pursuit of Rare Meats' (1926-27) which adorns the restaurant walls; original pictorial wrappers, vedry good, clean copy. The front wrapper carries a self-portrait of Whistler in 1926; the rear wrapper a brief biography. (Book ref. 25490)
Dent, [1948] 8vo., First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece, 14 coloured plates and endpaper maps; black cloth, gilt back, red top, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly browned at backstrip. Nice copy of this post-war survey by the author of the wartime trilogy. (Book ref. 25423)
Simpkin Marshall Hamilton Kent & Co., 1892 4to., First Edition, with portrait frontispiece and very numerous illustrations and facsimiles (a number full-page) in the text; handsomely bound in blue full morocco, sides with gilt frame border, back with raised bands ruled and in gilt, second and fourth compartments lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments ruled and tooled in gilt, original wrappers (soiled) preserved, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. SCARCE (Book ref. 25407)
Athlone Press, [1980] 2 vols., 4to., with numerous plates and plans (a number folding) throughout; cloth, gilt backs, a very good, bright, clean set in dustwrappers, the latter lightly chafed and creased at edges. The set comprises: Part I: General History (Survey vol.39); Part II: The Buildings (Survey vol. 40). COMPLETE SETS ARE SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION (Book ref. 25268)
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Jonathan Cape, [1952] 8vo., First English Edition; green cloth, backstrip lettered in orange, a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper, the latter mildly browned at backstrip. THIS COPY WAS PRESENTED BY THE AUTHOR TO THE DEDICATEE AND CARRIES HIS INITIALLED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON DEDICATION. Rewritten English version of the Danish edition published in 1949. (Book ref. 25214)
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Hazlitt Gooden Fox, 1994 Sm. folio, First Edition, with tinted and monochrome reproductions throughout; original printed wrappers, tinted illustration (repeated from text) mounted on upper cover, a fine copy. (Book ref. 25221)
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Penguin, [Harmondsworth, 1962] Sm. 8vo., Second and Best Edition, with 4 maps (three double-page) as frontispiece, 158 plates on 96 and numerous illustrations in the text; tan cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dust-wrapper, the latter just a trifle chafed at extremities. Lovely copy of the extensively revised version of the original edition of 1957. Buildings of England, BE12. Cherry 12A (HB1, HJ2) (Book ref. 25142)
Atchley & Co., 1859 8vo., First Edition, some light age-staining throughout; original dark red cloth, upper board elaborately blocked in blind and lettered in gilt, gilt back, primrose endpapers, very neatly recased, a well-preserved copy of a very scarce work. With the trade ticket of Cockle of Littlehampton on front paste-down, and binder's ticket of Bone & Son on rear paste-down.. Robinson, a sculptor of Derby, travelled widely in his pursuit of original and selected pieces, including epitaphs by Tennyson, Longfellow, Wordsworth, Nicoll, Langley and many others. VERY SCARCE. (Book ref. 25074)
A&C Black, 1912 3 vols., roy. 8vo., First Edition, with numerous plates, illustrations and maps throughout; original decorative blue cloth, upper boards and backstrip blocked and lettered in gilt, covers mildly age-marked and scuffed at extremities, a very good, bright, clean copy. (Book ref. 25016)
Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1958 6 vols., 8vo., First Edition thus, some very light and occasional spotting; original green buckram, gilt backs, red tops, a very good, clean set. The set comprises Vol. I: The Comedies (I); Vol. II: The Comedies (II): Vol. III: The Histories (I); Vol. IV: The Histories (II), The Poems; Vol. V: The Tragedies (I); Vol. VI: The Tragedies (II). COMPLETE SETS IN THIS CONDITION ARE VERY SCARCE. (Book ref. 24979)
Chatto & Windus, [2000] Roy. 8vo., Second Impression], with 33 coloured plates on 16, 32 monochrome plates on 16, 3 full-page maps (2 double-page) in the text and pictorial endpapers; grey cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. Splendid account enlivened by the author's infectious belief in the close relationship between past and present. Published a month after the first edition. (Book ref. 16337)
The Times, 1935-52 4 vols., in 5, roy. 8vo., First Editions, with 5 mounted coloured frontispieces and very numerous plates and tables throughout; original navy blue buckram, upper boards lettered in gilt, gilt backs, covers of one volume lightly age-soiled else a very good, bright, clean set. Vol. I: The Thunderer in the Making 1785-1841 (1935); Vol. II: The Tradition Established 1841-1884 (1939); Vol. III: The Twentieth Century Test 1884-1912 (1947); Vol. IV Part 1: The 150th Anniversary and Beyond 1912-1920 (1952); Vol. IV Part 2: The 150th Anniversary and Beyond 1921-1948, Appendices and Index, (1952). (Book ref. 24894)
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HMSO, 1950 Sm. 4to., First Edition, with numerous photographs and facsimiles throughout; original pictorial wrappers, covers lightly creased and frayed else a very good, bright, clean copy. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION (Book ref. 24798)
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Life and Letters, 1950 8vo., First Edition; original printed wrappers, backstrip worn (but binding entirely sound), a very good, clean copy. Hilda's Letter occupies pp. 176-212. (Book ref. 24779)