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Fine and Rare Books in the Heart of Britain's West Country
GREENFIELD (F.M).: Round About Old Storrington [with] More About Old Storrington. STORRINGTON COMPLETE
[Privately Printed, Storrington and Arundel, 1973-77] 2 vols., 8vo., and oblong 4to., with numerous photographs in the text; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, covers very lightly dust-soiled else a near fine set. First volume: Second Impression 1973; second volume: First Impression, 1977. Complete sets are very scarce. (Book ref. 19153) £60.00
WEST WITTERING.: The West Wittering Women's Institute Book
Moore & Wingham, Chichester, 1930 8vo., First Edition, with 4 plates and a folding map, inscription on title; original printed wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, stitches lightly rusted else a very good, clean copy. Extremely scarce. (Book ref. 19136) £30.00
SUSSEX. RODMELL. SOUTHEASE.: Rodmell & Southease Review. Vol. 1. No. 7, July 1971
[Privately Printed, 1971] 8vo., First Edition, with advertisements in the text; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a good, clean copy. With two original postcards of Southease loosely inserted. (Book ref. 19055) £6.00
PEVSNER (N) and I. NAIRN.: The Buildings of England. Sussex. [Second Edition]. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED d/w
Penguin Books, [Harmondsworth, 1973] Sm. 8vo., Second Edition, with double-page map as frontispiece, 104 plates on 64 and illustrations in the text; black cloth gilt, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped d/w, the latter very lightly rubbed at extremities. First published in 1965. Buildings of England, BE28. Cherry 28; HB4, HJ2 (Book ref. 18956) £18.00
FAZAN (E A C), Col.: The Cinque Ports Battalion. The Story of the 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment (TA), formerly 1st Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteer Corps. With a Foreword by Sir Robert Menzies
Royal Sussex Regimental Association, Chichester, 1971 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, and numerous illustrations and maps in the text; regimental blue buckram, badge in gilt on upper cover, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped d/w. Greatly expanded and updated version of the author's original 'short history' published in 1913. Extremely scarce. Not recorded by Sutcliffe (Book ref. 18979) £60.00
SUSSEX HISTORIC CHURCHES TRUST.: Sussex Churches
Sussex Historic Churches Trust, [1984] 4to., First Edition, with numerous photographs in the text; original photographic wrappers, a very good, clean copy. (Book ref. 18925) £7.00
STEER (F.W).: Guide to the Church of Coombes
Sussex Historic Churches Trust, Chichester, [1966] 8vo., First Edition, with 4 plates, and a plan in the text; original printed wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a near fine copy. With a coloured postcard of the church loosely inserted. (Book ref. 18926) £4.00
NEWBURY (K).: The River Lavant. Chichester's River from Source to Mouth
Phillimore, [Chichester, 1987] 8vo., First Edition, with numerous photographs and maps (a number full-page) in the text, signature on upper wrapper and title; original photographic wrappers, a very good, clean copy. (Book ref. 18917) £9.00
BOYD (R.M).: Alfriston. Second Edition, May 1972
Picture-Craft, Alfriston, 1972 8vo., Second Edition, with photographs, illustrations and maps in the text; signature on upper wrapper, small damp-mark on lower wrapper [only]; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a good, clean copy. Scarce (Book ref. 18918) £18.00
BEEVERS (D), R. MARKS and J. ROLES.: Sussex Churches & Chapels
Royal Pavilion, Brighton, [1989] 8vo., First Edition, with numerous photographs in the text; original photographic wrappers, a near fine copy. (Book ref. 18924) £5.00
WWII. SUSSEX.: The War in East Sussex. A Short Account of the main War Events in East Sussex, September 3 1939 - May 7 1945, and the bombing of the County. Compiled and published by the Sussex Express and County Herald, August 1945
Sussex Express and County Herald, 1945 8vo., First Edition, with title-vignette and numerous photographs and maps in the text, neat contemporary signature on front wrapper; original pictorial wrappers, sewed as issued, backstrip lightly frayed (but binding wholly sound), a very good, clean copy. In this condition, a rare survival (Book ref. 18728) £40.00
JERROME (J) and J. NEWDICK.: Petworth: The Winds of Change
Window Press, [Petworth, 1983] 4to., First Edition, with numerous photographs in the text; original photographic wrappers, a near fine copy. (Book ref. 18727) £6.00
JERROME (J) and J. NEWDICK.: Petworth Time out of Mind
Window Press, [Petworth, 1982] 4to., First Edition, with numerous photographs in the text; original photographic wrappers, a near fine copy. (Book ref. 18726) £6.00
GUILMANT (A).: Bygone Steyning, Bramber and Beeding
Phillimore, [Chichester, 1988] 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece map, very numerous illustrations in the text and endpaper maps; blue cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped d/w. (Book ref. 18724) £10.00
GRAY (J.S).: Victorian and Edwardian Sussex from old Photographs. Introduction and Commentaries by James S. Gray
Batsford, [1989] 8vo., with a frontispiece and very numerous photographs in the text; black cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped d/w. (Book ref. 18725) £8.00
ROE (W). THOMAS-STANFORD (C), ed: The Private Memorandums of William Roe of Withdean in the County of Sussex. WITH THE AUTHOR'S COMPLIMENTS SLIP
Printed for Private Circulation, Brighton, 1928 8vo., First Edition; original printed wrappers, yapped edges, covers lightly dust-soiled, backstrip mildly browned else a very good, brightm clean copy. WITH THE AUTHOR'S COMPLIMENTS SLIP LOOSELY INSERTED. Roe was a distinguished civil servant in the time of George III. These are verbatim printings of his private notebooks filled with much interesting material on the Withdean estate and the parish of Patcham (now all but absorbed by Brighton). Extremely scarce (Book ref. 18667) £200.00
LUSTED (A): A History of the Ram Inn at Firle. [Sussex]
Privately Printed, [2007] 8vo., First Edition, with photographs and illustrations; original photographic wrappers, a near fine copy. Extremely scarce (Book ref. 18564) £32.00
SUSSEX. ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT: A Short History of the Royal Sussex Regiment. (35th Foot - 107th Foot), 1701-1926. With brief particulars of the Part taken in the Great War by the various Battalions of the Regiment
Gale & Polden, Aldershot, 1927 Sm. 8vo., First Edition, with 4 coloured plates and 8 plates in monochrome; original cloth, gilt back, covers lightly faded else a very good, clean copy. Includes one plate of uniform and one of colours. SCARCE. Sutcliffe p.220; White p.89 (Book ref. 18541) £40.00
Heron-Allen (E): Selsey Bill: Historic and Prehistoric
Duckworth, 1911 Sm. folio, First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece, 59 plates and illustrations (one in colour) and 3 folding maps in pocket at end; original ivory holland, backstrip with paper label, covers lightly dust-soiled else a very good, clean copy. Extremely scarce (Book ref. 18405) £460.00
HAGGARD (D).: In and Around Storrington. With Maps and Drawings by Betty Haggard
[Privately Printed, Petersfield, 1993] 8vo., First Edition, with 7 full-page illustrations and a double-page map in the text; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a near fine copy. Very scarce (Book ref. 18241) £18.00