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Island Books [formerly of Devon]

Fine and Rare Books at the foot of the South Downs
Faber, [1956] 8vo., First Edition, with a wood-engraved title-vignette, 22 plates on 17, several illustrations (one double-page) in the text and a folding map, some moderate offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers; green cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright copy in dustwrapper. Sold from an institution with the usual markings. Evans' invaluable record of the old East Suffolk rural community as seen (and heard) in the village of Blaxhall and environs. A modern classic. VERY SCARCE. Steward 1152. (Book ref. 25884)
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Edward Stanford, 1887 8vo., First Edition, with folding map as frontispiece, free endpapers mildly browned; original terracotta cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in gilt, a remarkably well-preserved, near fine copy. (Book ref. 25623)
East Anglian Magazine, Ipswich, 1972 Sm. 4to., First Edition, with photographs in the text; original pictorial wrappers, covers lightly browned else a very good, clean copy. Steward, 7997. (Book ref. 25473)
Phillimore, [Chichester, 1996] 4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece, very numerous photographs (a number full-page) throughout, and front and rear endpaper maps; original laminated pictorial boards, a fine copy. (Book ref. 14891)
Edmund Ward, Leicester, 1945 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece and illustrations in the text, neat contemporary inscription on front free endpaper; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy. (Book ref. 2798)
Spottiswoode, 1914 4to., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece, 17 coloured plates (original tissue guards present), 28 plates and plans in monochrome, 4pp of music; original half morocco gilt, upper board with crest and mottoc blocked in gilt, gilt back, gilt top, slightly pulled at head and tail of backstrip else a very good, bright, clean copy. Sutcliffe, p.85; White, p.64. (Book ref. 16610)
Faber, 1960 4to., First Edition, second impression, with a coloured frontispiece, title-vignette, numerous illustrations (a number full-page) in the text and pictorial endpapers; cloth, a very good, clean copy (Book ref. 1803)
Payne Jennings, Ashstead, [1892] Sm. 4to., Second Edition, with a frontispiece and 98 fine plates [all complete], title very lightly spotted; original pictorial cloth, upper board blocked and lettered in gilt and black, backstrip blocked and lettered in gilt, bevelled boards, red edges, chocolate endpapers, joints lightly rubbed, top and fore-edge faded, upper joint just starting (but binding entirely sound) else a remarkably bright, clean copy. With the two leaves of advertisements at rear (the first for Great Eastern Railway; the second for the publisher's catalogue). Despite the title-page only 99 plates (including the frontispiece) are called for. This glorious photographic depiction of Broadland was first published in 1891; a third edition (apparently rather more common) appeared in 1897. Very scarce, especially in this condition. Darroch & Taylor 334 (recording only the third edition); not in Steward. (Book ref. 10239)
East Anglian Magazine Limited, Ipswich, [1948] 8vo., First Edition, with 38 plates on 28, 4 double-page plates and numerous illustrations in the text, some light offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers, small neat signature on front free endpaper; cloth, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. First issue of a standard study; includes a useful chronology from AD250-1948. Scarce in this condition. Steward, 5539. (Book ref. 5692)
[Privately Printed, Ipswich, 1937] 8vo., First Edition, with 4 plates and a map; original printed wrappers, covers very lightly age-marked else a very good, clean copy. With the review slip, separately printed in red, mounted on front inside wrapper. Steward, 6388. (Book ref. 11157)
Penguin, [1961] Sm. 8vo., First Edition, with double-page map as frontispiece, 102 plates on 64 and illustrations in the text; original printed wrappers, a very good, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly chafed at head and tail of backstrip. Very scarce in anything like this condition. The Buildings of England, BE 20. Cherry 20; PC1, PJ2. (Book ref. 16577)
Holt Rinehart Winston, NY, [1979] 8vo., First US Edition, with 12 illustrations and maps in the text and front and rear endpaper maps; boards, cloth back, backstrip lettered in black, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Not recorded by Steward. (Book ref. 11598)
Collins, 1978 8vo., First Edition, with 12 illustrations and maps in the text and front and rear endpaper maps; cloth, gilt back, backstrip lightly faded at tail else a very good, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter sunned at backstrip with one or two short closed marginal tears and lightly age-soiled on lower panel. Not recorded by Steward. (Book ref. 8004)
Leo Cooper, [1969] 8vo., First Edition, with numerous illustrations in the text; 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.89. (Book ref. 11104)
Eyre Methuen, [1980] 8vo., with endpaper maps; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HIS SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON TITLE. This minor classic, first published in 1969, tells of the author's upbringing at Bartlow Hamlet near Ashdon in Essex. It was followed by a sequel 'Return to Anglia' in 1986. Signed copies of any of Mays' works are very scarce. (Book ref. 9202)
Eyre Methuen, [1980] 8vo., Second Edition, with endpaper maps; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. This minor classic, first published in 1969, tells of the author's upbringing at Bartlow Hamlet near Ashdon in Essex. It was followed by a sequel 'Return to Anglia' in 1986. (Book ref. 9252)
Eyre & Spottiswoode, [1969-86] 2 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with numerous illustrations in the text (of the second volume) and front and rear endpaper maps; cloth, gilt backs, a very good, bright, clean set in the dustwrappers. This minor classic, with its long-awaited and equally enjoyable sequel, tells of the the author's upbringing at Bartlow Hamlet near Ashdon in Essex. Elusive in this condition and seldom offered for sale as a set. (Book ref. 18967)
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Hutchinson, [1961] 8vo., First Edition; original blue cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt and white, grey endpapers, a very good, clean copy in unclipped, lightly age-soiled dustwrapper. With striking wrap-around dustwrapper artwork by Leona Wood. The second volume of Lofts' 'Suffolk' trilogy, following 'The Town House' and preceding 'The House at Sunset'. This volume covers the years 1496-1680. Scarce, especially in the dustwrapper. (Book ref. 17548)
Marten, Sudbury, 1929 8vo., Second Edition, with 4 plates; original printed wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, uncut, a very good, bright, clean copy. First issued in 1927. Uncommon. Steward 6385. (Book ref. 19394)
Robert Hale, [1964] 8vo., First Edition, with illustrations in the text; cloth, a very good, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper, the latter a little creased and frayed at edges. Steward 1163. (Book ref. 17818)