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Fine and Rare Books in the Heart of Britain's West Country
HOSKINS (W.G).: Rutland. Photographs by F.L. Attenborough
City of Leicester Publicity Department, Leicester, [1949] 8vo., First Edition, with photographs and a full-page map in the text; original photographic wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a very good, clean copy. Lovely copy of an often overlooked county gazetteer by the doyen of English rural landscape.Hoskins was then Reader at University College, Leicester. Scarce in this condition. (Book ref. 18109) £22.00
EVANS (H.A). GRIGGS (F.L), illus.: Highways and Byways in Northamptonshire and Rutland. With Illustrations by Frederick L. Griggs. WITH GLADSTONE LIBRARY BOOKPLATE
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) £30.00
Rutlandshire: Engraved map of Rutlandshire
n.d. [c.1848] Engraved map measuring 8.5 x 10.5 ins (approx. 22.0 x 26.5 cms), coloured by hand in outline, with ivory bevel-cut mount, glazed and framed in gilt measuring 15.0 x 17.0 ins (approx. 38.0 c 43.0 cms), mild fold line else a very good, bright, clean copy ideal for display or presentation. (Book ref. 15435) £36.00
PEVSNER (N).: The Buildings of England. Leicestershire and Rutland
Penguin, [1960] Sm. 8vo., First Edition, with double-page map as frontispiece, 39 plates on 64 and illustrations in the text, some light offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers; original cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in price-clipped d/w. Increasingly elusive in this condition. BE18; Cherry 18, HB2, HJ2. (Book ref. 11412) £40.00
Uppingham School. Patterson (W.S): Sixty Years of Uppingham Cricket
1909 8vo., with a portrait frontispiece and 15 plates; cloth gilt, gilt back, uncut, covers very slightly worn else a very good copy of a very scarce work. Goldman, p.197 (Book ref. 794) £45.00
Uppingham School: Uppingham School Roll. 1888-1960. Eighth Edition
[Uppingham], 1962 8vo., with a frontispiece, 3 plates and a folding plan; decorative cloth gilt, gilt back, a a good, clean copy. (Book ref. 793) £12.00