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Island Books [formerly of Devon]

Fine and Rare Books at the foot of the South Downs
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Northumberland Library, [Morpeth, 1992] 8vo., First Edition, with photographs and maps in the text; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a fine copy. (Book ref. 25167)
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Chapman & Hall, 1834 Sm. 8vo., First and Sole Edition, with engraved title-vignette and woodcut head- and tail-pieces throughout, front free endpaper and title lightly spotted; original patterned cloth; gilt back, uncut, backstrip chipped (not affecting lettering) at head and tail, joints lightly rubbed with two or three small losses of cloth, else a remarkably bright, crisp, clean copy in wholly unrestored contemporary binding. With the nineteenth century trade ticket of Combe of Leicester on front paste-down. 'Stephen Oliver the Younger' (so titled) is the pseudonym of William Andrew Chatto. A minor angling classic, this work contains two sings, 'The Angler's Call' and 'The Angler's Invitation', which were afterwards included in the 'Newcastle Fishers' Garlands'. In the appendix the author gives a well-written review of the older angling literature frequently quoted by Westwood & Stachell. Westwood & Satchell, p.162. (Book ref. 24820)
Northumberland Press, Gateshead on Tyne, 1939 8vo., with 2 plates on1 and 2 full-page plans in the text; original printed wrappers, sewed as issued, a near fine copy. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO I D MARGARY WITH THE FORMER'S INITIALLED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT WRAPPER. Reprinted from 'Archaeologia Aeliana', 4th Series, vol. xvi. Ivan Donald Margary (1896-1976) was the twentieth century's leading authority on Roman roads in Britain, devising a structured numbering system to ease identification. Among his many studies are 'Roman Ways of the Weald' (1948) and the definitive 'Roman Roads in Britain (2 vols., 1955-57). Bonser 2724. (Book ref. 10280)
Northumberland Press, Gateshead on Tyne, 1941 8vo., with 4 plates on 2 and 3 full-page plans in the text; original printed wrappers, sewed as issued, a near fine copy. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO I D MARGARY WITH THE FORMER'S INITIALLED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT WRAPPER. Reprinted from 'Archaeologia Aeliana', 4th Series, vol. xix. A presentation copy from the author to I.D. Margary, with the former' initialled holograph inscription on front wrapper. Reprinted from 'Archaeologia Aeliana', 4th Series, vol. xvii. Ivan Donald Margary (1896-1976) was the twentieth century's leading authority on Roman roads in Britain, devising a structured numbering system to ease identification. Among his many studies are 'Roman Ways of the Weald' (1948) and the definitive 'Roman Roads in Britain (2 vols., 1955-57). Bonser 2721. (Book ref. 10141)
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Random House NY, [2003] Oblong 4to., First Edition, profusely illustrated in colour and monochrome throughout, pictorial endpapers; cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Detailed and profusely illustrated history of women and firearms from Elizabethan times to the present. (Book ref. 9706)
Newcastle upon Tyne, 1927 8vo., with a frontispiece and 3 plates (one double-page); buckram, UNCUT AND LARGELY UNOPENED. 'Archaeologia Aeliana', Fourth Series, vol. III. A special volume, published in conjunction with the Public Libraries Committee of Newcastle upon Tyne (Book ref. 768)
Edward Stanford, 1861 Sm. 8vo., First Edition [Sole Edition], wanting front free endpaper; original brown pebble-grain cloth, upper board framed in blind and lettered in gilt, joints a little rubbed else a very good, bright, clean copy. Includes full index of places. RARE. Not recorded by Upcott, who lists only the author's companion work on the East Coast of England. (Book ref. 24086)
Harold Hill, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1968 8vo., with numerous illustrations and maps in the text, and inner wrapper maps, neat signature on title; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a very good, bright, clean copy. Nice copy of an uncommon guide written and illustrated in the Wainwright style. (Book ref. 16185)
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)
Walter Scott Publishing, n.d. [c. 1920] Sm. 8vo., Tenth Edition, with 3 folding maps, and large folding map in pocket at end; cloth lettered in gilt, gilt back, radial corners, backstrip moderately sunned (but all gilt entirely legible), a very good, clean copy. With trade advertisements at front, rear and in the text. With pictorial bookplates on front endpapers. Very nice copy of one of the most detailed guides to the county. (Book ref. 10386)
T & G Allan, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, n.d. [c.1958] Sm. 8vo., First Edition, with 2 full-page maps in the text; original pictorial wrappers, extremities a little browned else a very good, clean copy. (Book ref. 3497)
Penguin, [1957] Sm. 8vo., First Edition, with a double-page map as frontispiece, 96 plates on 64 and several illustrations in the text, tiny name stamp on half-title; original printed wrappers, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Scarce in this condition. The Buildings of England, BE15 [wrongly numbered 'BE12' on half-title]. Cherry 15*; PC1, PJ2. (Book ref. 14374)
Penguin, [1957] Sm. 8vo., First Edition, with a double-page map as frontispiece, 96 plates on 64 and several illustrations in the text, some faint offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers; original cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter very lightly chafed at extremities and with minor loss at head and tail of backstrip. The Buildings of England, BE15 [wrongly numbered 'BE12' on half-title]. Cherry 15*; PC1, PJ2. (Book ref. 14371)
Freemantle, 1902 2 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with frontispieces in photogravure (original tissue guards present), titles and half-titles in red and black, 39 plates (all original tissue guards present, 7 large folding pedigrees on japon, 3 pedigrees in the text and armorial endpapers in silver and burgundy, some mild spotting throughout as usual; original burgundy buckram armorial gilt, gilt backs, gilt tops, uncut, a very good, bright, clean set. Very scarce. Thomson, p.133.. (Book ref. 13705)
Offices of the Royal Historical Society, 1962 Sm. 4to., First Edition, with 4 plates; original series binding of blue cloth, upper board framed in blind and blocked in gilt with Camden Society monogram, gilt back, a near fine copy. Camden Society, Third Series, Vol. XCIII. Non-institutional copies are very scarce in this condition. (Book ref. 17004)
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Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1990 8vo., First Edition, with a coloured portrait frontispiece, 6 plates and illustrations and plans in the text; green cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. (Book ref. 20453)
[Heatherslaw Mill Trust Management Committee, Heatherslaw, 1976] 8vo., First Edition, with photographs and diagrams in the text; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, covers lightly age-soiled else a good, clean copy. (Book ref. 18646)
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Laurie & Whittle, 1806 Engraved map on paper measuring 9.0 x 7.0 ins (approx. 23 x 18 cms), COLOURED BY HAND IN FRAME AND OUTLINE; glazed and mounted in brown and black wooden frame ready for display or presentation. (Book ref. 23716)
Wells Gardner Darton & Co., [1898] 8vo., Sole Edition, neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; original cloth gilt, uncut, skilfully rebacked with original backstrip gilt laid down, a remarkably bright, clean copy of a very scarce work. With a contemporary engraved bookplate matching signature on endpaper. Includes brief notices of the Bishops and Archbishops of York, the Archbishops of Canterbury and the Popes of Rome for the corresponding period. (Book ref. 3120)
Pigg, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1820-58 3 parts in 7 vols, 4to., with numerous plates; original boards, cloth backstrips, joints rubbed and a few hinges starting, but generally a very good, sound set of a very scarce work. This mammoth compilation has a confusing history of publication, with Part 1 issued last. The set as a whole comprises Part 1, Part 2 (vols. I-III}; Part 3 (vols. I-III). Anderson, p.229 (Book ref. 13606)