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Island Books [formerly of Devon]

Fine and Rare Books at the foot of the South Downs
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Methuen, [1942] 8vo., Eighth Edition, with sepia-toned frontispiece, 21 fine sepia-tined plates (10 double-page) and endpaper maps; terracotta cloth, upper board blocked in blind, backstrip lettered in yellow, a very good bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. A difficult Morton title to find in the dustwrapper. First published in 1933. (Book ref. 25338)
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Methuen, [1942] 8vo., with frontispiece, 15 sepia-toned plates and endpaper maps; red cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in yellow, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly rubbed and chipped at edges. Second volume of Morton's 'In Search Of' series based on a series of articles originally written for the 'Scottish Daily Express' newspaper. Evocative dust-wrapper artwork by R.G. Praill. SCARCE IN THE DUSTWRAPPER. Fields & Devenish 12 (recording the first edition of 1929) (Book ref. 25337)
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Longmans Green & Co., [1946] 3 vols., 8vo., with 3 frontispieces, a full-page facsimile, 2 full-page pedigrees and 13 maps in the text, and 12 large folding maps (a number coloured); original green cloth, backstrips lettered in silver, backstrips very lightly faded else a very good, bright, clean set. (Book ref. 25166)
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Bliss Sands & Foster, 1895 8vo., First Edition, with title in red and black, endpapers mildly browned; green cloth, gilt back, gilt top, uncut, backstrip sunned (but all gilt entirely legible), covers lightly age-stained else a very good, bright, firm copy. With personal bookplate, and trade ticket of Grattan of London, on front paste-down. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION (Book ref. 25065)
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Yale University Press, [2003] 8vo., Second Edition, with a double-page map as frontispiece, 125 plates and several plans in the text; blue cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. The first YUP edition of the original Penguin edition of 1992. (Book ref. 21350)
Hodges Figgis, Dublin, 1910 4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece (original tissue guard present), title in red and black, and 114 pages of plates; original green cloth, upper board blocked in blind, gilt back, lower hinge starting else a very good, clean copy. A standard reference, and uncommon in this condition. (Book ref. 24449)
University Press, Cambridge, 1929 8vo., First Edition; brown cloth, gilt back, back lightly faded a very good, clean copy. (Book ref. 24373)
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Secker & Warburg, [1961] 8vo., First Edition, with a title-vignette, 8 plates, 2 full-page plates in the text and endpaper maps; red tweed cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, a very good, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. FIRST PUBLICATION OF ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED SINGLE-ACTION HISTORIES EVER WRITTTEN. This classic retelling of the last battle fought on British soil was responsible for much renewed interest in the '45 campaign and its period. Revolutionary in its emphasis on the 'ordinary' participants of both sides, it was subsequently (in 1964) the basis of Peter Watkins' ground-breaking feature-documentary for the BBC. The work's enormous success led its author to continued popularity in the field of Scottish military history through his later, equally renowned, accounts of Glencoe and The Highland Clearances. (Book ref. 24351)
Longmans Green & Co., [1930-1932-1934] 3 vols., 8vo., Mixed Impressions, with 3 frontispieces (original tissue guards present), a full-page facsimile, 2 full-page pedigrees and 13 maps in the text, and 12 large folding maps (a number coloured); original green buckram, gilt backs, uncut, a remarkably bright, clean set. With a bookplate on front paste-down. The trilogy comprises: Vol. I: Blenheim; Vol. II: Ramillies and the Union with Scotland; Vol. III: The Peace and the Protestant Succession. Nice set of one of Trevelyan'sgreatest works, and very scarce in this condition. (Book ref. 24284)
Macmillan, 1898 8vo., with a frontispiece (original tissue guard present), title-vignette and 2 plates, rear free endpaper and front and rear paste-downs mildly spotted, wanting front free endpaper; original blue pebble-grain cloth gilt, gilt back, uncut and partially unopened, upper hinge cracked (nut binding entirely sound) else a very good, clean copy. (Book ref. 9849)
Yale University Press, New Haven CT, [1997] 8vo., First Edition, with 210 illustrations; cloth, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. (Book ref. 22703)
David Douglas, Edinburgh, 1894 8vo., Third Edition, on laid paper; handsomely bound in burgundy full morocco, back gilt with five raised bands, second and fourth compartments lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments tooled and ruled in gilt, uncut, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. With the very appropriate nineteenth-century trade ticket of Sam Read of Grasmere on front paste-down. Includes Poems Illustrative of the Journal, 1803-1831. With small note and blind stamp on title. A lovely copy. (Book ref. 21041)
Wylie, 1936 2 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with numerous plates, maps and diagrams (a number folding); original blue cloth, gilt backs, a very good, bright, clean copy. EXTREMELY SCARCE (Book ref. 18534)
Aberdeen University Press, Aberdeen, 1978 8vo., First Edition, with numerous coloured and monochrome plates; cloth, a very good, bright, clean copy in the dustwrapper, the latter lightly rubbed at edges (Book ref. 8463)
T.N. Foulis, 1912 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with a mounted coloured frontispiece [by Sir J Gordon Watson] and 32 mounted plates in sepia or monochrome, neat inscription on front free endpaper; original buckram gilt, gilt back, gilt top, UNCUT AND LARGELY UNOPENED, a very good, clean copy. No. 1 of Foulis's famous series 'The Anecdote Books'. Elfick and Harris, 357. (Book ref. 19178)
A&C Black, 1925 8vo., Second Edition, on laid paper, with a coloured frontispiece and 7 coloured plates; original blue cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in darker blue, an unusually bright, crisp, clean copy. First published in 1915. The present edition is updated to include an account of the Great War. (Book ref. 21312)
Ward Lock, [1938] Sm. 8vo., Tenth Edition, with a folding coloured map as frontispiece, 67 plates (one double-page) on 48, 3 maps (2 folding and one full-page) and 2 plans in the text; original limp red cloth covers printed in black, radial corners, backstrip lightly sunned else an unusually bright, clean copy. With front and rear endpaper trade advertisements, numerous trade advertisements at front and 50pp of advertisements at end. With the tipped-in 'To Readers' slip. (Book ref. 16651)
William Brown, Edinburgh, 1883 8vo., Sole Edition thus, on laid paper, with a folding map as frontispiece, 2 folding plates and a folding map; cloth, gilt back, upper hinge starting (but binding entirely sound), slightly pulled at head of backstrip else a very good, bright, clean copy. Includes 'An Explication of some Norish Words used in Orkney and Zetland' and 'An Essay concerning the Thule of the Ancients' (1693). This high quality facsimile is itself extremely scarce. Anderson, p.402 (recording the first edition). (Book ref. 11375)
Dawlish, [1965] 8vo., First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece, 58 monochrome plates on 20 and numerous facsimiles and maps (a number full-page) in the text; cloth, gilt back, a very good copy in the dustwrapper. Ottley, 9584 (Book ref. 468)
David Douglas, Edinburgh, 1909 8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece and plates; green cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy. SCARCE (Book ref. 24218)