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Island Books [formerly of Devon]

Fine and Rare Books at the foot of the South Downs
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Ward Lock, [c.1944] 8vo., Eighth Edition, with folding plan as frontispiece, plates and 8 maps and plans (4 folding); original series binding of red cloth wrappers printed in black, radial corners, a very good, bright, clean copy. With advertisement endpapers and 8pp (front) and 8pp (rear) of trade advertisements, and the 'wartime shortage' slip mounted facing Contents.. (Book ref. 25697)
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Hodder & Stoughton, [1937] 8vo., Second Impression, with numerous sepia-toned plates, many line illustrations (a number full-page) in the text and endpaper maps; original series binding of red cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in black, fore-edges lightly mottled else a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. One of the original twenty-six volumes in this famous series; published a year after the first edition. (Book ref. 25644)
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Macmillan, 1926 Sm. 8vo., First Edition thus, with frontispiece, numerous illustrations (many full-page) in the text and a folding map coloured in outline; original series binding of green cloth, upper board blocked and lettered in blind, gilt back, backstrip lightly chafed at head and tail else a very good, clean copy. (Book ref. 25379)
Tamworth, 1952 8vo., Sole Edition; cloth gilt, a very good, bright copy. Sold from an institution with its neat stamp on front free endpaper and title only (Book ref. 1905)
Country Life, [1938] 4to., First Edition, with 12 full-page woodcuts and 7 engraved tail-pieces in the text, half-title and title (only) lightly foxed; cloth, gilt back, backstrip mildly sunned (but all gilt entirely legible) else a very good, clean copy. Essays set in and around pre-war Warwickshire and the North Cotswolds. (Book ref. 8444)
[Privately Printed, 1974] 8vo., First Edition, with numerous photographs in the text and a plan on front inside wrapper, small inscription on title, small price sticker on rear wrapper; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a very good, clean copy. Includes a bibliography. Uncommon. (Book ref. 9032)
Henry T Cooke, Warwick, n.d. [c.1895] 8vo., with a wood-engraved frontispiece and 8 plates; original pictorial wrappers, covers a little age-marked else a very good, clean copy. With numerous trade advertisements, including detailed displays of the King's Schools, Warwick. (Book ref. 4470)
Oxford University Press for the Institute of Historical Research, 1964 Sm. folio, First Edition, with a frontispiece, series title in black, dedication and volume title in red and black, 69 plates on 28, and 2 illustrations, 12 maps and plans (10 full-page) and numerous tables in the text; decorative cloth gilt, gilt back, uncut, covers laminated, a near fine copy. With a personal bookplate on front free endpaper. Edition limited to 1200 copies. (Book ref. 11817)
Warwickshire Records Committee, Warwick, 1941 Roy., 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece and 7 plates; original series binding of green cloth, upper board with arms blocked in gilt, white buckram back lettered in gilt, boards with heavy vertical age-stain (not affecting text) at outer edge else a sound clean copy. Warwick County Records, VI. With an engraved armorial bookplate on front paste-down. All early volumes in this series are scarce. (Book ref. 20152)
Warwickshire Records Committee, Warwick, 1939 Roy., 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece and 7 plates; original series binding of green cloth, upper board with arms blocked in gilt, white buckram back lettered in gilt, boards with heavy vertical age-stain (not affecting text) at outer edge else a sound clean copy. Warwick County Records, V. With an engraved armorial bookplate on front paste-down. All early volumes in this series are scarce. (Book ref. 20150)
Warwickshire Records Committee, Warwick, 1937 Roy., 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece and 7 plates; original series binding of green cloth, upper board with arms blocked in gilt, white buckram back lettered in gilt, boards with heavy vertical age-stain (not affecting text) at outer edge else a sound clean copy. Warwick County Records, III. With an engraved armorial bookplate on front paste-down. All early volumes in this series are scarce. (Book ref. 20151)
Oxford University Press for the University of London Institute for Historical Research, 1969 Sm. folio, First Edition, dedication and title in red and black, with a frontispiece, 76 plates on 33, and 2 illustrations, 19 maps and plans (12 full-page and 2 coloured in outline) and numerous tables in the text; decorative red cloth gilt, gilt back, uncut, a very good, bright, clean copy in the dustwrapper, the latter lightly age-soiled. (Book ref. 17513)
1889 8vo., on laid paper; cloth, gilt back, a covers a little worn and binding a little shaken else a good, sound copy. Published in Elliott Stock's very useful 'Popular County History' series. (Book ref. 922)
Geoffrey Bles, [1962] 8vo., First Edition, with a title-vignette, 11 coloured plates on 10, 34 monochrome plates on 32, a full-page facsimile in the text and decorative endpapers; decorative cloth gilt, gilt back, gilt top, a very good, bright, clean copy in the dustwrapper, the latter a little browned at backstrip. (Book ref. 20849)
J.W. Ruddock, Lincoln, [1906] 8vo., First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece, 7 charming full-page coloured illustrations in the text and a colour map on rear inside wrapper; original pictorial wrappers, printed in gilt and colours, sewed as issued, wrappers very lightly age-soiled else a near fine copy. A delightful little guide book with striking illustrations. A scarce survival. (Book ref. 11742)
Department of Extra-Mural Studies, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, [1960] 8vo., First and Sole Edition, with maps and diagrams (a number full-page) in the text; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a near fine copy. Scarce (Book ref. 17020)
1892 Roy. 8vo., with a frontispiece, title-vignette and 70 illustrations in the text, some light spotting to first few leaves; cloth gilt, gilt back, gilt top, uncut, covers a little marked and faded, joints weak but sound else a good, clean copy. EDITION LIMITED TO 750 COPIES. (Book ref. 921)
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Courier Press, 1932 Sm. 8vo., Thirteenth Edition, with numerous sepia-toned photographs, and a full-page plan in the text; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a very good, clean copy. With trade advertisements at front and rear. Very scarce, especially in this condition. (Book ref. 20350)
Penguin, [1966] 8vo., First Edition, with a double-page map as frontispiece, 93 plates on 64 and numerous illustrations in the text; cloth, gilt back, covers mildly damp-marked (damp only minimally extending to text) else a good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. (Book ref. 8121)
Penguin, [1966] 8vo., First Edition, with a double-page map as frontispiece, 93 plates on 64 and numerous illustrations in the text; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter just minutely chafed (without material loss) at extreme head and tail of backstrip. Scarce in this condition. The Buildings of England, BE31. Cherry 31; HB2, HJ2Cherry 31; HB2, HJ2. (Book ref. 17219)