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Island Books [formerly of Devon]

Fine and Rare Books at the foot of the South Downs
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University Press, Cambridge, 1930 8vo., First Edition thus, with frontispiece and illustrations in the text; brown cloth blocked and lettered in black, backstrip lettered in black, a near fine copy. First published in 1923, Sturt's account of his wheelwright's business in Farnham, Surrey, is one of the most detailed and evocative portrayals of rural craftsmanship in the late Victorian period and a classic of the genre. (Book ref. 25633)
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Penguin, [Harmondsworth, 1956] Sm. 8vo., First Edition, with double-page map as frontispiece; original printed wrappers, a very good, clean copy. Penguin Guide G15. (Book ref. 25487)
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University Press, Cambridge, 1958 8vo., Sixth Impression, with frontispiece, 7 plates and 24 illustrations in the text, neat contemporary signature on title; olive cloth, backstrip lettered in red, a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. First published in 1923, Sturt's account of his wheelwright's business in Farnham, Surrey, is one of the most detailed and evocative portrayals of rural craftsmanship in the late Victorian period and a classic of the genre. (Book ref. 25459)
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Macmillan, 1927 Sm. 8vo., First Edition thus, with frontispiece, very numerous illustrations (a number full-page) in the text and a folding map, free endpapers lightly browned as usual; original series binding of green cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in gilt, gilt top, a very bright, clean copy. Spielmann & Jerrold 45 (Book ref. 25376)
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Frank Cole, Wimbledon, 1926 8vo., Second Impression, on laid paper, with plates; original wrappers printed in red, sewed as issued, uncut, a near fine copy. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HER INITIALLED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON TITLE. Collects ten essays previously published in the Wimbledon Boro' News 1923-24. IN THIS CONDITION, A RARE SURVIVAL. (Book ref. 24826)
Batsford, [1951] 8vo., First Edition thus, with a coloured frontispiece, 98 monochrome plates on 64, and endpaper maps on green stock; cloth, gilt back, covers very slightly faded at extremities else a very good, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Published in Batsford's notable The Face of Britain series, with striking wrap-around dustwrapper artwork by Brian Cook. First published as South-Eastern Survey, in 1940. This edition contains Wyndham's original text completed by Jessup and updated to take into account the period since the first edition. (Book ref. 11665)
1944 Original photographic print measuring 7.5 x 28.25 ins (approx. 19.0 x 71.75 cms) glazed and presented in later slim black wooden frame. The photograph depicts the Commanding Officer, Adjutant, Quartermaster and Non Commissioned Officers, Training Battalion, Coldstream Guards, Pirbright Camp, Surrey, 1944. A superb and most unusual memento of the Training Battalion in WWII. EXTREMELY SCARCE (Book ref. 21775)
Hendon Publishing Company, [1980] Oblong 8vo., First Edition, with numerous illustrations from photographs in the text; original pictorial covers, a fine copy. (Book ref. 2581)
Eyre & Spottiswoode for Rowland Bailey, the King's Printer of Acts of Parliament 4to., 34 leaves, woodcut of royal arms of Edward VII on first page; sewed as issued, a remarkably bright, clean copy. 10 Edw. 7 & 1 Geo. 5. The Wimbledon and Sutton Railway Company Ltd., incorporated in law by the present Act, continued in operation from 1910 to 1925. When, as part of the national railway 're-groupings', the Southern Railway Company was formed in 1923 by bringing together the five major southern lines (and several smaller operators), the Wimbledon & Sutton fought to stay apart from the merger. It was one of the last to remain independent before its inevitable absorption in 1925. Very scarce, especially in this condition. Not in Ottley. (Book ref. 5595)
1924 Roy. 8vo., on laid paper; blind-blocked cloth, gilt back, uncut, backstrip very slightly creased at head else a remarkably bright, near fine copy of a scarce work. Published for the John Evelyn Club of Wimbledon (Book ref. 866)
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Biddles, Guildford, 1928 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece and 7 plates; blue cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in gilt, a near fine copy. With numerous trade advertisements at front and rear. Scarce in this condition. (Book ref. 20703)
William Pile, Sutton, [1928] 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, with a frontispiece, 10 plates and 3 maps (two large and folding), endpapers lightly spotted; original cloth gilt, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy. (Book ref. 7006)
1900 4to., with 17 plates, numerous illustrations in the text, a plan and 2 maps, some light foxing; boards, covers somewhat marked and worn, two worm-holes on lower board else a good, sound copy. With the errata slip. A PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. The work remains the sole separately published history. Scarce (Book ref. 864)
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Faber, [1977] Sm. 4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece, title-vignette, numerous photographs (many full-page) in the text, and front and rear pictorial endpapers; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. (Book ref. 13268)
Blue Boar Press, [Richmond, 1972] 8vo., First Edition, with 54 plates on 32 and front and rear endpaper maps; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. A standard reference on Norwood and the Crystal Palace, the first edition of this classic study is now very scarce in anything like this condition. (Book ref. 9637)
George Philip and Ordnance Survey, [1988] 4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece, numerous coloured and monochrome photographs and maps throughout, and pictorial endpapers; grey cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, a very good, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. (Book ref. 18240)
West Newman & Co., 1914 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, 36 plates 23, numerous illustrations, facsimiles and plans in the text, a large folding plan and a large folding map; original red cloth, upper board blocked and lettered in blind, gilt back, hinges cracked (but binding entirely sound), upper board unevenly faded else a very good, clean copy. With the list of subscribers. Includes a section on Haslemere cricket. Scarce. (Book ref. 16771)
Surrey Archaeological Society, Guildford, 1941 8vo., First Edition, with numerous plates and plans; original series binding of green cloth, framed and blocked in gilt and blind, gilt back, some trifling wear to extremities else a very good, bright, clean copy. Major papers include Hart (E) and H. Braun. West Humble Chapel; Baskerville (G). The Dispossessed Religious in Surrey; Hooper (W). Brass Chandeliers in Surrey Churches; Straker (E). The Vachery Ironworks; Fant (H.B). William Belitha; Frere (S). Mediaeval Pottery at Ashstead; Marshall (C.J). Rate Book of the Parish of Cheam 1730-1753; Mann (J.G). Funeral Helmet of Sir Thomas Vincent in Stoke D'Abernon Church. (Book ref. 10438)
Shere, Gomshall & Peaslake Local History Society, 1978 8vo., Third Impression, with numerous illustrations in the text and folding map on rear wrappers; original photographic wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a very good, clean copy. First published in 1976. (Book ref. 15810)
Surrey Archaeological Society, Guildford, 1938 8vo., First Edition, with numerous plates and plans (a number folding); original series binding of green cloth, framed and blocked in gilt and blind, gilt back, some trifling wear to extremities else a very good, bright, clean copy. Loosely inserted are three separate relevant propectuses.Major papers include Onslow, Earl. The Road in Surrey; Goodchild (R.G). Martin Tupper and Farley Heath; Bray (F.E). Diary of William Bray; Antrobus (M), L.B. Ellis and A.L. Browne. The Funeral Surcoat in Stoke D'Abernon Church; Browne (A.L). Early Archdeacons of Surrey; Rankine (W.F). Tranchet Axes of SW Surrey; Cooke (B.C). Transcipts of Surrey Parish Registers. (Book ref. 11349)