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Island Books [formerly of Devon]

Fine and Rare Books at the foot of the South Downs
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Grant Richards, 1922 8vo., on laid paper, small neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; original brown cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in gilt, gilt top, uncut, a very good, clean copy. With personal bookplate on front paste-down. First published in 1896. (Book ref. 24336)
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Robert Hale, [1949] 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, 48 plates and a large folding map; original series binding of green cloth, upper board blocked in gilt, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter very faintly browned at backstrip. Published in Hale's seminal 'County Books' series (Book ref. 19082)
County of Salop Steam Engine Society,[Telford] 2002 8vo., First Edition, with numerous photographs and a double-page plan in the text, some underlining; original photographic wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a very good, clean copy. Contains full details of all vehicles, organs and exhibits. (Book ref. 14499)
Wilding & Son, Shrewsbury, 1938 8vo., First Edition, with photographs and 2 maps in the text, wanting frontispiece map; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, wrappers lightly age-soiled and browned at margins else a very good, bright, clean copy. With numerous trade advertisements throughout. A rare survival (Book ref. 17905)
1889 4to., with a frontispiece, 3 plates and 22 illustrations in the text; original cloth, blocked in gilt and blind, gilt back, obverse of frontispiece and rear blank preliminary browned, upper corners just slightly bruised else an EXCEPTIONALLY BRIGHT, FINE COPY. The definitive history of the period 1551-1888. (Book ref. 799)
Shrewsbury, 1837 12mo., First Edition, with 36 wood-engravings in the text and several blank leaves bound in at end, one of the latter bearing neat pencilled notes in a late nineteenth-century hand, some occasional light spotting as often; mid twentieth-century half calf, marbled boards, gilt top, gilt top, uncut, backstrip mildly faded else a very good, clean copy. With the addenda and errata leaf, sometimes missing, and a bookseller's blind stamp on blank preliminary (Book ref. 5970)
Penguin, [1958] 8vo., First Edition, with a double-page map as frontispiece, 101 plates on 64 and numerous illustrations in the text; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter very lightly age-marked on rear panel. The Buildings of England, BE16. Cherry 16; HB2, HJ2. (Book ref. 10878)
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Penguin, [1958] 8vo., First Edition, with a double-page map as frontispiece, 101 plates on 64 and numerous illustrations in the text, neat signature on front wrapper, neat name stamp on half-title; original printed wrappers, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly browned at backstrip. Scarce in this condition. The Buildings of England, BE16. Cherry 16; PC1, PJ2. (Book ref. 8115)
[Ludlow and District Chamber of Commerce], Ludlow, n.d. [c.1950] Roy. 8vo., First Edition[?], with numerous full-page photographs (one double-page) and a large folding street map on japon; original printed wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, yapped edges, covers lightly age-marked else a very good, clean copy. With numerous trade advertisements. n this condition a rare survival. (Book ref. 17232)
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Blackwood, Edinburgh, 1830 8vo., First Edition, with an engraved frontispiece, 4 engraved plates, 2 engraved plans and a lithographed plate, frontispiece, plates and a few leaves moderately spotted; contemporary half calf, marbled boards, back with five raised bands ruled in gilt, compartments ruled in blind, second compartment lettered in gilt, marbled edges, joints cracked (but binding entirely sound), a very good, clean copy in wholly unrestored period binding. Collects (i) An Account of His Majesty's Escape...dictated to Mr. Pepys [BM Add MS. 31955]; (ii) Boscobel Parts I and II by Blount; (iii) Claustrum Regale Reseratum by Wyndham (1667); (iv) MS account by Whitgreave, Charles's host at Moseley Hall; (v) Captain Ellesdon's Memoir; (vi) Letter from a Prisoner at Chester. A later, inferior, edition appeared in 1857. The lithograph shows the sovereign making his escape attended by the five 'Pendrels' [sic] and Yates. Drawn 'on stone' by Giles, it is printed by Hullmandel who had started to popularise the art in England around 1818. It is thus a relatively early example of this form of illustration. SCARCE. Anderson, p.248; Davies, 841. (Book ref. 9268)
Housman Memorial Fund, Bromsgrove School [1936] Roy. 8vo., Second Edition, with a full-page tinted portrait, 5 plates on 4 and a full-page illustrations in the text; original green buckram, upper board and backstrip lettered in gilt, a very good, bright, clean copy. EDITION LIMITED TO 500 COPIES. This valuable collection was first issued in an edition of 250 copies in October 1936 which edition was rapidly exhausted. Ehrsam p.22. (Book ref. 22608)
[D. Brown, Cowbridge, 1983] 8vo., First Edition, with numerous photographs in the text; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a fine copy. (Book ref. 20832)
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Folio Society, 1983 8vo., First Edition thus, with a coloured frontispiece, 9 coloured plates and endpaper maps on blue stock; oatmeal holland, small coloured illustration (repeated from text) mounted on upper board, gilt back, blue top, a near fine copy in publisher's original board slip-case. (Book ref. 14354)
Whitethorn Press, Manchester, 1953 vo., First Edition, with 4 coloured plates of uniforms, and numerous monochrome illustrations and maps in the text; original blue cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, a very good, clean copy. The work comprises Part I: 1795-1899; Part II: 1899-1918; Part III: 1918-1945. Sutcliffe, p.221; White, p.171. (Book ref. 18812)
Leicester University Press, Leicester, 1972 8vo., Second Edition, some light offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers; olive cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper. First published in 1961 in the series 'Studies in Early English History', this conspectus of all known pre-Conquest documents relating to land in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire covers over 400 charters. Scarce. (Book ref. 20257)
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Homeland Association, [1929] 8vo., First Edition, with numerous fine sepia-toned photographs (many full-page) throughout and a full-page map; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, yapped edges, a near fine copy. Published in the Homeland Association's series as Homeland Illustrated, No. 15. IN THIS CONDITION, A RARE SURVIVAL. (Book ref. 23207)
John Russell Smith, 1857 Roy., 8vo., First Edition, with an engraved frontispiece, title in red and black, and 3 engraved plates (all with original tissue guards) depicting plans of battles, neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper, frontispiece and title lightly spotted; original publisher's diced cloth, uncut, neatly rebacked in calf gilt, an unusually good, clean copy. With the 'Additions and Corerections' slip bound in. The battle-plans depict Shrewsbury, Stoke and Towton . Scarce in this condition (Book ref. 1816)
G. Woolley, Ludlow, 1888 Roy. 4to., First Edition, with an etching as frontispiece, 79 illustrations in the text and a full-page map, front and rear preliminaries lightly spotted; original pictorial cloth, upper board elaborately blocked and lettered in gilt, gilt back, bevelled boards, a very good, bright, fresh copy. Scarce. (Book ref. 13034)
Methuen, [1923] 8vo., Best Edition, with a frontispiece, title-vignette and very numerous illustrations (a number full-page) in the text, fore-edges lightly spotted; cloth, uncut, a very good, tight copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter neatly reinforced on inner surface and lightly browned at backstrip. First published in 1905; this edition is revised by the author's daughter. Elusive in the dustwrapper. (Book ref. 7057)
J. Russell Smith, 1867 8vo., First and Sole Edition, with title in red ands black, 10 engraved plates (all original tissue guards present), and very numerous wood-engravings in the text, neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; original cloth, upper board with triple frame border stopped at corners by rosettes all in gilt, the frame enclosing an elaborately blocked panel containing a Greek key frame surrounding title all in gilt, gilt back, bevelled edges, brown endpapers, uncut, a remarkably bright, fresh, clean copy. A lovely copy. Anderson, p. 250; Bonser 7253; Lyell, p.106. (Book ref. 10097)