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Fine and Rare Books in the Heart of Britain's West Country
Druett (W.W): Harrow through the Ages [Third and Revised Edition]
[Hillingdon Press], King and Hutchings, Uxbridge, 1956 8vo., Best Edition, with a portrait frontispiece, numerous plates, and photographs and maps in the text, some light spotting, neat signature on front free endpaper; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in lightly browned d/w. Druett's standard reference was first published in a small edition in 1935 (Book ref. 17971) £32.00
KEMP (P.K), Lt.-Cmdr.: The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own) 1919-1952. Compiled under the Direction of a Regimental Committee. With a Foreword by Lieutenant-General Sir Brian G. Horrocks
Gale & Polden, Aldershot, 1956 8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece, 22 plates on 20, 8 full-page maps in the text and 4 large folding maps on japon, some light offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers, small neat contemporary signature on frontispiece recto; original plum regimental cloth, upper board with crest blocked in gilt, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped pictorial d/w, the latter mildly browned and with minor loss (not affecting lettering) at head of backstrip and upper edge of front panel. The standard reference on the regiment's service in WWII, covering 1st and 2nd regular Bns, and 1/7th, 2/7th. 1/8th, 2/8th and 9th territorial Bns. Also covers 1 Bn in Korea. Appendices include home defence units, allied regiments, bands, charitable trusts, ROH, and honours & awards 1939-1952. Scarce, especially in this condition. Sutcliffe, p.326; White, p.109. Not in Enser. (Book ref. 17514) £55.00
Kent (D.H): The Historical Flora of Middlesex. An Account of the Wild Plants found in the Watsonian vice-County 21 from 1548 to the Present time
Ray Society, 1975 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece and 4 plates; original blue cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in the d/w. Ray Society, vol. 150. (Book ref. 17282) £20.00
CLARKE (P.A).: Pinner, Hatch End, North Harrow and Rayners Lane. A Pictorial History
Phillimore, [Chichester, 1994] 4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece map and numerous photographs (a number full-page) in the text, contemporary gift inscription on front free endpaper; original blue cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped d/w. (Book ref. 15716) £12.00
Zwart (P): Islington. A History and Guide
Sidgwick & Jackson, [1973] 8vo., First Edition, with a large folding plan as frontispiece and numerous illustrations in the text; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the d/w, the latter lightly frayed and creased at edges. (Book ref. 14549) £28.00
CASS (F.C), [Rev].: Monken Hadley
[Privately Printed for the Author by] J B Nicholas, 1880 Roy., 4to., First Edition, with an armorial title-vignette, 3 engraved plates, 8 pedigrees (1 folding; 5 double-page; 2 on japon), 7 full-page pedigrees and several woodcut illustrations, bearings and pedigrees in the text; contemporary half morocco, marbled boards, gilt back, covers somewhat age-worn and marked else a good, sound copy. The author, late of Balliol, was Rector of the parish. Scarce (Book ref. 14408) £146.00
Oak (B.H): Mill Hill. A History of Mill Hill in its Environment
Pentland Press, Durham, [1994] 8vo., First Edition, with illustrations in the text and endpaper maps; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in the d/w. Scarce, especially in this condition (Book ref. 14177) £28.00
Henrey (R): The King of Brentford
Peter Davies, [1946] 8vo., First Edition, with 18 plates on 8 and endpaper maps in green; terracotta cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in unclipped d/wm the latter lightly age-soiled, frayed at edges and with three short closed tears. Ninth volume of Henrey's phenomenally successful autobiographical 'Madeleine' sequence. Here Madeleine draws comparison between the world of Brentford and the high society of the West End that she has just left. A vividly-written mixture of memoir and real history. Scarce in the d/w. (Book ref. 13492) £18.00
FAULKNER (T).: An Historical and Topographical Account of Fulham; including the Hamlet of Hammersmith
Egerton, Payne, Becket, Porter [and others], 1813 Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with a wood-engraved title-vignette, fine engraved armorial dedication, 6 engraved plates, folding pedigree, 11 wood-engraved illustrations in the text, and several engraved head- and tail-pieces, wanting frontispiece, list of plates and folding map; contemporary boards, uncut, neatly rebacked, old calf backstrip laid down, a most attractive working or reference copy. This copy has been bound without the frontispiece, list of plates and folding map. The engraved illustrations are by Nesbitt of Chelsea. Anderson, p.175; Upcott, p. 600. (Book ref. 13002) £186.00
KINGSFORD (C.L).: The Story of the Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment)
Country Life, [1916] 8vo., First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece, title in red and black, 17 monochrome plates, 9 illustrations and 12 maps and plans (a number full-page) in the text and a large folding map on japon, endpapers faintly spotted; original regimental faux-vellum, badge blocked in gilt on upper board, gilt back, gilt top, boards mildly age-soiled else a very good, bright, clean copy. With 16pp publisher's catalogue bound in at end. Published in the 'Country Life Series of Military Histories'. Includes coloured plate of uniform, monochrome plates of colours (1-4 Bns), medals, bibliography, ROH (first two years of WWI), and list of officers serving in August 1916. Sutcliffe, p.327; White, p.109. (Book ref. 11600) £48.00
JERROLD (W). THOMSON (H), illus.: Highways and Byways in Middlesex. With Illustrations by Hugh Thomson
Macmillan, 1909 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, very numerous illustrations in the text ( a number full-page) and a folding map, endpapers lightly spotted, neat contemporary inscription on front paste-down; cloth gilt, gilt back, gilt top, a very bright, clean, crisp copy. With 4pp publisher's catalogue at end. Spielmann & Jerrold, 47. (Book ref. 11414) £26.50
HIGHGATE. St. JOSEPH.: Souvenir of the Centenary of St. Joseph's Parish, Highgate, London. 1858 to 1958. Being an Account of the Foundation compiled from original Sources
[Privately Printed, 1958] 8vo., First Edition, with full-page photographs in the text; original printed wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a near fine copy. (Book ref. 11041) £8.00
DUMAYNE (A).: Britain in old Photographs. The Old Borough of Southgate
Sutton Publishing, [Stroud, 1998] 8vo., First Edition, with numerous photographs in the text; original pictorial wrappers, a fine copy. (Book ref. 10962) £12.00
HOUNSLOW.: Looking Back on Hounslow High Street and District. A Selection of Photographs with Captions
Hendon Publishing, 1984 Oblong 4to., First Edition, with 71 photographs (a number full-page) in the text and endpaper maps; original photograph wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a very good, bright, clean copy. Compiled and captioned by London Borough of Hounslow, Department of Arts and Recreation, Libraries Division, and The Hounslow and District History Society. Scarce. (Book ref. 10919) £16.00
KITCHENER (S.W).: Old Highgate. The Story of a London Village and a Public School
Fisher & Sperr, Highgate, [1949] 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece and 3 plates; original printed wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, covers very lightly browned at extremities else a very good, clean copy. With several trade advertisements. (Book ref. 10232) £8.00
BLAXLAND (G).: The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own). (The 57th and 77th of Foot). [Introductions by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks]. SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND SERIES EDITOR
Leo Cooper, [1977] 8vo., First Edition, with numerous photographs in the text; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped d/w. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE, AND BY HORROCKS ON HALF-TITLE VERSO. Published in Horrocks' concise Famous Regiments series. Signed copies are scarce. Sutcliffe, p.326. (Book ref. 9933) £66.00
CLUNN (H.P).: The Face of the Home Counties. Portrayed in a Series of Eighteen Week-End Drives from London. New and Revised [Second] Edition
Spring Books, [1959] 8vo., Second and Best Edition, with a frontispiece and 103 plates on 64; cloth gilt back, upper hinge cracked (but binding entirely sound) else a very good, clean copy in unclipped d/w, the latter lightly rubbed at edges. Written to capitalise on the enormous success of 'The Face of London', Clunn's sequel was first published in 1936. This edition is thoroughly revised, updated and benefits from a large number of new illustrations. (Book ref. 9811) £14.00
BRAUN (H).: Earliest Ruislip
[Heffer, Cambridge, c.1935] 8vo., with 4 plates, an illustration in the text and 2 folding maps, neat signature on front inner wrapper; original printed wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a very good, clean copy. Reprinted from 'Transactions of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society', New Series, Vol. VII, Part I. Very scarce in this form.Very scarce in this form.Very scarce in this form. (Book ref. 9003) £28.00
Whitting (P.D): A History of Hammersmith based upon that of Thomas Faulkner in 1839. Edited for the Hammersmith Local History Group
1965 8vo., First Edition, with a facsimile title as frontispiece and 8 plates; printed wrappers as issued, a very good copy in the dustwrapper, the latter with cup-ring on upper cover. (Book ref. 743) £10.00
Vizard (P.E): A Guide to Hampstead (New and Revised Edition)
J Hewetson, Hampstead, 1898 Sm. 4to., Best Edition, on laid paper, with a frontispiece and 7 plates, endpapers lightly spotted; marbled boards, cloth back gilt, backstrip lettered in MS, uncut, covers age-marked, short split in upper joint but binding entirely sound, internally a very good, clean copy. Delightful period guide withy numerous trade advertisements. This, the second edition, is thoroughly revised with much new matter. Uncommon in any edition. (Book ref. 3987) £30.00