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Island Books [formerly of Devon]

Fine and Rare Books at the foot of the South Downs
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Macmillan, 1924 Sm. 8vo., First Edition thus, with frontispiece, very numerous illustrations (a number full-page) in the text and a folding map; original series binding of green cloth, upper board blocked and lettered in gilt and blind, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy. With the trade ticket of George Philip of Fleet Street on front paste-down. (Book ref. 25381)
Gale & Polden, Aldershot, [1947] 8vo., First and Sole Edition, with a coloured frontispiece, 24 monochrome plates on 15, 10 full-page plans in the text and 11 folding maps in red and black; original regimental cloth, badge blocked in gilt on upper board, gilt back, very lightly rubbed at edges else a very good, clean copy. The frontispiece depicts the colours. This scarce and well-illustrated unit history details the battalion's service in Madagascar, Iraq, Iran, Sicily (HUSKY), Italy, (Catania, Garigliano, Anzio) and Germany (the Elbe crossing). Includes orders, ROH, rolls and distribution of officers, medical statistics, load tables, and honours and awards. Sutcliffe, p.295; White, p.104. (Book ref. 24788)
Whittaker & Co., 1874 8vo., Second Edition, title neatly re-margined with archival tape, neat contemporary signature on first page of index, some light age-staining; contemporary half calf, sides with three gilt fillets, gilt back, speckled edges, marbled endpapers, hinges cracked, upper board partially detached (but text block entirely sound), an unusually clean copy. Substantially revised edition of the first edition of 1849. Scarce in any condition. Anderson, p.225. (Book ref. 10135)
Dalkeith Press for Northamptonshire Record Society, Kettering, 1971 Roy., 8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece, a plate, 3 full-page facsimiles, an illustration in the text and a large folding map on japon; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy. Publications of the Northamptonshire Record Society, vol. XXIV. (Book ref. 11058)
Northamptonshire Records Society, 1935 8vo., First Edition, with 4 plates, signature on front inner wrapper; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, covers lightly browned at edges else a good, sound copy. (Book ref. 19868)
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Wharton, Wellingborough, [1993] Oblong 4to., First Edition, with frontispiece, illustrated title, very numerous full-page photographs throughout and pictorial endpapers; red cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Already scarce, especially in this condition. (Book ref. 22054)
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Penguin, [1961] 8vo., First Edition, with a double-page map as frontispiece, 105 plates on 64 and numerous illustrations in the text; tiny name stamp on front wrapper; original printed wrappers, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter very faintly browned at backstrip. Very uncommon in this condition.The Buildings of England, BE22.Cherry 22; PC1, PJ2. (Book ref. 8117)
[1981] 4to., First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece, 38 monochrome plates on 23, several folding maps, very numerous illustrations, maps and plans in the text and a large folding map coloured in outline in pocket at end; decorative cloth gilt, gilt back, a fine copy in the dustwrapper. (Book ref. 761)
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[Melrose Books, Ely, 2006] 8vo., First Edition, with 12 full-page coloured maps and monochrome photographs in the text; green cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Published from a typescript compiled for the Northamptonshire Regimental Association in 1999. Includes citations, burials in Imphal, and list of contributors. Scarce. Sutcliffe, p.294. (Book ref. 17652)
Hale, [1954] 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, 48 plates and a large folding map, some light offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers; decorative cloth gilt, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter very lightly age-soiled on (predominantly white) rear panel. Published in Hale's seminal 'County Books' series (Book ref. 19243)
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Macmillan, 1918 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, very numerous illustrations (a number full-page) in the text and a double-page map; original series binding of blue cloth, upper board lettered in gilt, gilt back, backstrip lightly sunned (but all gilt entirely legible), small pull at headband else a very good, clean copy. Sold from the Gladstone Library of the National Liberal Club with its fine engraved armorial bookplate on front paste-down and small neat stamp on title. (Book ref. 17668)
Mitchell & Hughes, 1873 4to., original wrappers, as issued, margins a little frayed and dusty else a good copy of an uncommon work. Privately printed. Extremely scarce. Not recorded by Thomson (Book ref. 334)
Leo Cooper, [1974] 8vo., First Edition, with 25 plates on 12; 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.293 (Book ref. 15712)