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Island Books [formerly of Devon]

Fine and Rare Books at the foot of the South Downs
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Hamish Hamilton, [1968] 8vo., First Edition, with numerous illustrations in the text; blue cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. SIGNED BY HORROCKS ON TITLE. One of the most sought-after titles in Hamilton's notable Famous Regiments series, edited by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. (Book ref. 25963)
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A&C Black, 1889 8vo., Eighth Edition, with 7 plates, 7 maps (2 folding), numerous illustrations and plans in the text and front endpaper map; original green cloth, upper board framed in blind and lettered in gilt, gilt back, red sprinkled edges, primrose endpapers, upper hinge tender (but binding entirely sound), a very good, bright, clean copy. (Book ref. 25364)
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Longmans, Green & Co., [1953] 8vo., First Edition, with 6 folding maps, small neat inscription on front free endpaper; black cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dust-wrapper, the latter lightly chafed (without material loss) at head and tail of backstrip. Nice copy of the standard reference. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. (Book ref. 25350)
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Penguin Books, [Harmondsworth, 1979] 8vo., First Edition, with 2 double-page maps as frontispiece, 101 plates and several plans in the text; series binding of red cloth, upper board blocked in guilt, gilt back, a fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. (Book ref. 24777)
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Dent, [1957] 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, numerous plates and endpaper maps in red; red cloth, gilt back, red top, a very good, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Detailed and well-illustrated account of Snowdon, Snowdonia and its climbers during the 'golden age'. Uncommon in this condition. Neate 943. (Book ref. 20323)
London School of Economics and Political Science, 1932 8vo., handsomely bound in dark red 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, original printed label preserved and mounted on new leaf at front, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. LSE Reprints of Scarce Tracts in Economics and Political Science, No. 14. Now very scarce in its own right. (Book ref. 19755)
Longmans Green & Co., 1876 8vo., First Edition, with an engraved frontispiece (original tissue guard present) and 27 woodcuts in the text, some light and occasional age-staining; handsomely bound in dark green 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, gilt from original backstrip preserved and mounted on new leaf at front, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. With 2pp publisher's advertisement bound in at end. Horace Bolingbroke Woodward (1848-1914) served with the Geological Survey from 1867 to 1908. 'A notable exponent of the art of scientific literature' (Challinor). Challinor 227. (Book ref. 19775)
Bernard McCall, [Portishead, 2009] Oblong 4to., First Edition, with numerous photographs throughout; pictorial boards, a near fine copy. (Book ref. 20268)
Cardiff, 1920 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece and 74 plates on 28; cloth, a very good, clean copy of an uncommon work. With a bookplate (Book ref. 1704)
Privately Printed, Abergavenny, 1964 8vo., First Edition, original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, covers lightly browned at edges else a very good, clean copy. Scarce (Book ref. 8007)
Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway Preservation Co., Welshpool, 1970 Oblong 4to., Fourth Edition, with illustrations and maps in the text; original photographic wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a very good, clean copy. First issued in 1963. Ottley, 7425 (recording the first edition). (Book ref. 15974)
Porthmadog, [1984] 8vo., with photographs and maps in the text; original photographic wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a very good, clean copy. Scarce in this condition. Ottley, 19479. (Book ref. 15975)
Ward Lock, n.d. [c. 1949] 8vo., Twelfth Edition, with a folding map as frontispiece, 17 plates, 10 maps in the text (one double-page and 5 full-page), and 4 large folding maps; original series binding of red cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in black, advertisement on lower board, radial corners, a near fine copy. With front and rear advertisement endpapers, and 20pp of trade advertisements (many illustrated): 8pp at front; 12pp at rear. Scarce in this condition. (Book ref. 20130)
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Ward Lock, [1912] 8vo., Fist Edition thus, with a large folding coloured map as frontispiece, numerous plates, 11 coloured maps (10 folding), and 2 maps and plans in the text; original series binding of red cloth wrappers printed in black, radial corners, a near fine copy. With advertisement endpapers and 96pp of trade advertisements (many illustrated) at rear. Early editions have the covers lettered 'Criccieth'. The original edition is very scarce in this condition. (Book ref. 20206)
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Ward Lock, [1907] 8vo., Fourth Edition, with a large folding coloured map as frontispiece, 4 folding coloured maps, a full-page coloured map, and very numerous photographs (a number full-page) and a map in the text, endpapers lightly browned; original series binding of red cloth wrappers printed in black, radial corners, a near fine copy. With advertisement endpapers and 96pp of trade advertisements (many illustrated) at rear. Early editions have the covers lettered 'Llandudno'. Early issues are very scarce in this condition. (Book ref. 20205)
Oxford Publishing, Oxford, [1980] Oblong 4to., First Edition, with numerous photographs (many full-page) in the text; , original laminated pictorial boards, a good, clean copy. Sold from an institution with its stamp on title verso. Not recorded by Ottley. (Book ref. 13908)
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University Press Board, Cardiff, for the National Industrial Development Council of Wales & Monmouthshire, 1937 3 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with numerous charts and tables (many full-page) in the text, and 2 folding maps on japon in pocket at end of second volume, wanting 3 (of 5) maps; original green cloth, gilt backs, uncut, covers mildly age-stained, a firm, clean set in unclipped dustwrappers, the wrappers browned at backstrips, moderately age-soiled and chipped with minor loss at heads and tails of backstrips. Sold from an institution with its inscription on front panels of dustwrappers and stamps on front free endpapers. The set comprises Vol. 1: Industries; Vol. 2: Facilities; Vol. 3: Development. Volume one wants both maps; volume two wants one map (of 3). The maps are often missing. An exhaustive and detailed assessment of South Wales and its industrial potential immediately prior to the outbreak of WWII. Complete sets are scarce. (Book ref. 19727)
Faber, [1963] 4to., First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece, title-vignette, numerous photographs (a number full-page) in the text and photographic endpapers; original green cloth, backstrip blocked and lettered in green and red, case lightly shaken else a very good, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Uncommon in this condition. (Book ref. 16470)
Hale, [1976] 8vo., First Edition, with plates and 3 maps (two double-page) in the text; red cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, a near fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper, the latter with one small tear. Issued in Hale's well-known 'Portrait' series (Book ref. 18097)
Batsford, [1947] VALLANCE (A.). Greater English Church Screens, being Great Roods, Screenwork and Rood-Lofts in Cathedral, Monastic & Collegiate Churches in England and WalesRoy. 8vo., First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece, 155 monochrome plates on 100 and very numerous illustrations in the text, some faint offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers, top lightly dust-soiled; original terracotta cloth, backstrip lettered in black, a near fine copy in unclipped, lightly browned dustwrapper, the latter frayed (without material loss) at upper edge of front panel. Following the publication of 'English Church Screens' (1936) dealing with parish churches, Vallance began work on this equally comprehensive and scholarly sequel. The text was virtually complete when the author died (in July 1943) and the work was completed and brought to press by Edward T Long. The two works together remain the standard reference. (Book ref. 19146)