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Guide to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, Including Orkney and Zetland.
Anderson, George and Peter Anderson.

Book Description: Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black, New Edition, 1847. Hard covers. Original blind ruled maroon cloth with gilt title to spine. 12mo. 744pp. 27pp Guide Book advertiser at rear. Folding maps of Scotland (huge), Perth, Argyll & Bute and Dumbarton and four whole page plates. Small bookplate on rear pastedown. Book Condition: Very Good. Re-cased with original spine laid down, (see images). Contents solid and clean. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust-wrapper.

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Ref 10458 : £120
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The Church Treasury of history, custom, folk-lore, etc.
Andrews, William (Ed).

Book Description: Published by William Andrews and Co, London, 1898. 1st edition. Dark brown buckram spine, lighter brown cloth boards. Gilt lettering to spine and left hand side of front cover, no dust-wrapper. Top edges gilt, rest uncut. (viii), 301pp, 9pp book adverts plus tissue guarded frontispiece. Other illustrations (some full page) within the text. Book Condition: Good. Very solid volume. Buckram/cloth joins a bit untidy and boards have a few marks. Prelims toned and just the edge of the frontispiece has a water stain. Two images.

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Ref 10312 : £15
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Bristol Municipal Report
Anon.

... for inclusion in the Commissioners’ report on Municipal Corporations of England and Wales, 1835. Foolscap folio. Half calf with marbled paper to boards and gilt title on black label on the spine. 66pp. Book condition: Rubbed with upper hinge partly split. Extremities of spine nibbled. Contents clean and firm. Full of interesting facts on Bristol’s trade, justice, development and infrastructure including comparisons with 4 other cities. Not common.

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Ref 10538 : £12
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Bristol Riots 1831 Report of The Commissioners under the Damages Compensation Act.
Anon.

Bristol. Printed by John Taylor, 1835. 15pp plus 7 pp of Tables of compensation. Elephant folio with watered silk to boards. Printed label to upper board. Association copy. Dedication on ffep: Presented to Mr J J Sheat by William Herapath one of the Comm rs for compensating the sufferers. This copy has been professionally re-backed by Period Binders and bought for almost £79 in 2001. The upper board is in nice condition; the lower board stained and slightly bubbled. The text explains the process they adopted to assess the compensation at the lowest cost to the ratepayers of the city by largely eschewing the use of lawyers! The whole process seems to have been completely transparent, too and the payouts made quickly after determination. The amounts paid, however, were probably not received with joy by the claimants. Prior to taking over as licensee in 1829 (to 1883), James John Sheat is listed at the Three Crowns, John Street, Bristol as a cooper, later he is listed as maltster and cooper. In 1865 he was a churchwarden at St.Philip & Jacob’s church which was just a stone’s throw from the Three Crowns. John Street ran from Jacob Street to Narrow Plain with Sloper‘s Lane leading through to St.Philip & Jacob’s church. Herapath was a Maltster of 56 Old Market Street, Bristol. This area was cleared in 1967 to make way for the Temple Way / Old Market roundabout scheme.

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Ref 10539 : £50
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Bristol Riots 1831 Report of The Commissioners under the Damages Compensation Act.
Anon.

Bristol. Printed by John Taylor, 1835. 15pp plus 7 pp of Tables of compensation. Elephant folio with watered silk to boards. Printed label to upper board. In very good condition. Green stamp of Terence Bryant Bristol Collection to the inside front cover. A pencil note in a neat hand relating to one entry. The text explains the process they adopted to assess the compensation at the lowest cost to the ratepayers of the city by largely eschewing the use of lawyers! The whole process seems to have been completely transparent, too and the payouts made quickly after determination. The amounts paid, however, were probably not received with joy by the claimants.

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Ref 10540 : £40
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The Bristol Extension Bill, 1895. House Of Lords, Minutes of Proceedings
Anon.

Minutes of Evidence taken before The Select Committee of the House of Lords.... between Tuesday, 14th May and Monday, 27th May, 1895; including 2 folding tables giving the City’s expenditure over the last 5 years and a table of the affected districts with their Areas, Populations and Rateable Values and their expected expenditure on Schools, Roads, Sanitation and the Poor over the next 20 years. Approx. 638 pp, folio, three quarter calf rubbed out of existence, both hinges cracked but lower board tightly sewn. Upper board a little loose. Spine has lost its leather entirely. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Text block tight and clean. Contemporary dedication from “An outer Barbarian”. Dipping in found little gems of exchanges, e.g. “Then here is his coachman”. “Oh, Bother his coachman” from Counsel. There are a lot of exchanges about drainage and sewage. “And would you prefer to see the sewage of the district taken into Bristol?”. “Certainly”. The Chairman, Earl of Belmont: “I am afraid I did not know that Gloucester was a port”. A very unusual item.

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Ref 10544 : £40
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The New Bath Guide. With an Introduction by Kenneth G. Ponting
Anstey, Christopher

Book Description: Adams & Dart, 1970. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine, protected. Facsimile reprint of the 1766 edition. 12mo. 56 pp.

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Picturesque Old Bristol 53 Large Etchings of Bristol.
Bird, Charles & Taylor, John.

Bristol. Published by Frost & Reed. (Dec. 1885). Two volumes in one, folio (300 x 375mm). Original half maroon morocco, spines gilt on raised bands. Number 6 of an Unlettered Proof Edition of 125 copies. Frontispiece and 52 sepia etched plates by Charles Bird, each with tissue guard and leaf of text by John Taylor, antiquarian, author and Bristol City Librarian. Frontispiece of Redcliff in 1847, title, 3 page Prefatory Notice and 52 plates each with covering text sheet. A list of the 53 plates can be seen with the images. This copy is EXTRA ILLUSTRATED with 8 copies of plates mounted on bound in folio sheets opposite those in the original volume. Additionally there is an illustrated advertisement for the work being a folio light card sheet dated 1886 after the ffep; (this single sheet is rather spotted). Book Condition: Good. The plates are in very good to fine condition throughout. Hinges a trifle rubbed; upper board in rather a rough condition with a warp and a little loosening to the covering. Lower board has uneven colouring and a careless owner has whitewashed the ceiling allowing fine spray of paint to cover much of it. Some off-setting from the plates to the tissue guards and, occasionally to the backs of the text leaves. There is spotted foxing which, apart from one plate, is confined to the backs of the plates. The etchings are enlivened by being peopled by tradesmen, bystanders, worshippers, etc. Almost every etching contains at least one person and these show fashions as well as giving scale to the buildings shown. The work is not common. The volume contains a note stating that apart from the 125 sets with the letterpress by John Taylor it had been decided to reduce the maximum number of sets of etchings without text from a proposed 400 to 240. Individual etchings have been selling at prices between £10 and £30 per plate giving a total value to the set of around £1,000. I cannot find another complete copy for sale currently on the internet.

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Ref 10530 : £225
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The History of Kingswood Forest: Including All the Ancient Manors and Villages in the Neighbourhood.
Braine, A.

Book Description: E. Nister and William F. Mack, London & Bristol, 1891. Hard covers. 288pp, Octavo. Blind ruled maroon cloth on bevelled boards. Folding map showing Kingswood area circa 1610. Book Condition: Very Good. Re-backed with original spine laid down. Boards have been refurbished. New endpapers with original prize bookplate from Fishponds Baptist Chapel on the pastedown. 1907. Spine a little sunned. Map has two short closed tears along folds. Contents firm and clean. A scarce book.

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Ref 10459 : £75
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Harvington Hall.
Breeden, Sherida.

Book Description: Francis Frith Collection, Salisbury, 2005. Soft covers (Large format). 1st Edition. Octavo. 94 pp. Book Condition: Near Fine. Harvington Hall is a moated medieval and Elizabethan manor house in the hamlet of Harvington in the civil parish of Chaddesley Corbett, south-east of Kidderminster in the county of Worcestershire. Harvington Hall is particularly notable for its vestment-hide and seven priest-holes, four of which are built around the main staircase. Many photographs.

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A Field Guide to the Boundary Markers on and around Dartmoor.
Brewer, Dave.

Book Description: Devon Books, Exeter, Devon, 1986. Soft pictorial covers. First Edition. Octavo, x + 102 pp. Book Condition: Very Good. The text is accompanied by numerous sketch maps and drawings by Peter Hones.

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Dartmoor Boundary Markers and Other Markers on and Around the Moor.
Brewer, Dave.

Book Description: Halsgrove, Tiverton, Devon, 2002. Hard covers. First Edition. Oblong quarto. 320 pp. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Very Good, just slightest scratches to back. Packed with photographs, sketch maps and line drawings in the text. Three images.

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Ref 10298 : £12
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Timber-framed Buildings of England.
Brown, R. J.

Book Description: Robert Hale Ltd, London, 1986. First Edition. Hard-covers with pictorial dust-wrapper. Octavo, 368 pp. 209 monochrome illustrations. Book Condition: Near fine, just let down by spotting to top edges. Dust Jacket Condition: Near fine. The author’s own illustrations and text describe 600 years of timber framed houses and cottages, shops and guild halls, churches and inns, farms and industrial buildings.

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Ref 10389 : £6
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Brick Building in Britain.
Brunskill, R.W.

Book Description: Gollancz, London, 1990. Hard-covers with dust-wrapper. First edition. Quarto, 308 pp. Book Condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good - clipped but with price sticker to inside flap. The long awaited successor to English Brickwork which has been out of print for many years. The book divides into three sections; An account of how bricks, brick tiles and terracotta have been made and used; an Illustrated glossary of brickwork; a chronological survey. A manual for the professional and a mine of fascinating information for the amateur about the buildings that surround usm and the bricks that enabled their construction. Book is illustrated with 180 photographs in colour and black & white.

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Ref 10363 : £5
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The Heart of the Moor.
Chase, Beatrice (Parr, Olive Katharine).

Book Description: Herbert Jenkins. Hardcover. No Jacket. Orange boards. Ninth printing. Small octavo, x + 312 pp. Illustrations. Book Condition: Fair to Good. Spine faded and creased. Note: signed by author. Also has post card on paste down. (See image). This post card is currently being offered on the web (Not by me!) at £12.50. It shows Venton House and the Chapel that Beatrice (real name Katherine Parr) built in respect for and memory of First World War soldiers. Three images.

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Ref 10330 : £9
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The Book of Watchet and Williton Revisited.
Chidgey, Maurice, Chidgey, Joyce, and Norman.

Book Description: Halsgrove, Wellington, Somerset, 2007. Hard-covers with pictorial dust-wrapper. Small folio, 160 pp. Book Condition: Very good. The Acknowledgements page has a few spots of the printer’s ink. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. The odd scratch and crease. Packed with photographs. Several illustrations to each opening.

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Ref 10352 : £9
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Chilcott s New Guide to Bristol, Clifton, and the Hotwells. With a Description of the Neighbouring Seats, Villages, &c.
Chilcott, J.

Book Description: J. Chilcott, printer and publisher, Bristol, n.d. Second edition, Improved. (c1830). Hard Cover. 12mo. Frontis, Vignette to Title, xi + (1), folding plan: "A New Map of Bristol, Clifton and the Hotwells", 3-276 pp + (1), folding map: "A Map of the Country Eleven Miles Round the City of Bristol". Original cloth boards with original paper spine label (price was 4s.). Book Condition: Good. Upper hinge cracked but board secured by ties. Lower hinge weak and extrems of spine chipped. The original paper label has small loss to the L of Bristol. The plan has been repaired on one fold with no loss. The map is in very good condition. The text begins on page 3 (B) but as this is a feature of the first edition also, it is believed complete. Two images available.

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Ref 10113 : £55
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Symbolism of animals and birds represented in English church architecture.
Collins, Arthur H.

Book Description: Sir Isaac Pitman, London, 1913. Blue Cloth. First Edition, 8vo, vi + 238 pp + 24 (adverts), 60 monochrome plates each with 2 details. Book Condition: Good. A relatively scarce volume.

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English Cottages and Farmhouses.
Cook, Olive, with photographs by Edwin Smith.

Book Description: BCA, London, 1982. Hard covers. Quarto, 208 pp. 14 coloured & 163 monochrome illustrations. Book Condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near fine. The book shows these houses and communities over a 30 year period and points the need not to lose this important part of the landscape.

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Ref 10402 : £3
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Discovering Frampton on Severn.
Crompton, Craig. (Ed).

Book Description: No date (post 1990), no publisher, second edition. Illustrative paper covers. Octavo. 43 pp. Folding six inch scale map showing a tree walk. Chapters on buildings, flowers, bird life, walks and village life. Fully illustrated with maps of walks, fine line drawings of buildings, 12 colour images of flowers and 4 of trees. Book condition: Very good. Super village guidebook!

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West Country Place Names and What They Mean. Avon, Somerset & Wiltshire.
Davey, Cyril.

Book Description: Abson Books, Bristol, 1983. Soft covers. First edition. 12mo, 38 pp. 12 pages on Origins, followed by an alphabetical list. Over 570 Towns and Villages. Book Condition: Book Condition: Very good, small crease to front cover.

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The Story of Sark. Illustrated. The Island Where Time Stands Still.
De Carteret, A. R.

Book Description: Peter Owen Limited, London, 1956. First edition. Binder’s cloth with binder’s dust-wrapper. Octavo, 183 pp. 27 appendices including folding chart of the family tree. Map and 4 pages of photogravure plates. Book Condition: Fair. Ex-library with two stamps. Lacks a fly-leaf. Opportunity to obtain a complete low price copy of this scarce book.

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Some Account of the Parish of Saint Clement Danes, (Westminster), Past and Present
Diprose, John

Book Description: London: Diprose and Bateman, 1868. Hard Cover. Sm. royal 8vo. iv + 332 pp. Frontis. Illus. Original embossed blue cloth, gilt title insignia on front and spine. This book contains interesting facts about this area of central London, its buildings and its characters. Book Condition: Good except for chipping with loss to the extrems of the spine and a little chafing to the lower hinge. Two or three pages have short closed marginal tears and a crease or two. Lower hinge a little weak internally.

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Adams's Chronicle of Bristol.
Fox, Francis F. (Preface).

Bristol. J. W. Arrowsmith. 1910. Reprint edition (1st thus) of the 1623 original, 4to. pp, (viii), 292. Title page in red and black. Frontispiece with tissue guard. Top edges gilt, fore and bottom edges uncut. Blue and gilt cloth. Very good condition, just some rubbing on the corners and a few chips to the cloth.

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Ref 10536 : £32
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The Little Red Book of Bristol, two volumes.
Francis B. Bickley (Ed.)

Bristol. W. Crofton Hemmons; H. Sotheran. 1900. Large 4to. 2 vol. Title in red and black. Top edges gilt, other edges uncut. xxxix, 249; ix, 283 pp. Red buckram. Both with original red boards and gilt titles with city crest to upper boards. Plates to frontispieces. Facsimiles. (1 folding) 30 x 24 cm. Published under the authority of the council of the city and county of Bristol. (A register and book of record during the 14th and 15th centuries). Most of the Latin and French documents have English translation in parallel columns. Vol. 1: Re-backed. Corners bumped, bindings rubbed and faded. Vol 2: Spine chipped top and bottom. Corners bumped, bindings rubbed and faded. Bindings are firm and contents are in very good condition. The Little Red Book, contains entries ranging from 1344 to 1574. Mr. Bickley in the introduction gives an interesting account of the Royal charters granted to the city, and of the rules of the guilds and chantries. In the Middle Ages the people of this city seem to have been wideawake to their own interests and perhaps the saying that Bristol people sleep with one eye open dates from those days. Edward III. gave them a charter in 1331 which seems to have regulated their affairs with much care and minuteness. Clause 13 lays down that no tanner perform or exercise the business of his craft within the walls, to wit, in the highways where the majority of the people pass. There is a curious map of Bristol, dated 1568, at the beginning of the first volume, and there are several reproductions of parts of the original documents. This book will, of course, appeal most to people who know and appreciate the quaint charms of old Bristol ; but the stranger, to borrow a word which often occurs in the text, will find much to interest him in the pictures of social and political life recorded in many of the documents. Here is one of forty regulations issued by proclamation in the fourteenth century: Also that no one keep any large dogs roaming about without a chain, under a penalty of 40d.

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Ref 10543 : £85
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Abbeys - An Introduction to the Religious Houses of England and Wales.
Gilyard-Beer, R.

Book Description: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1958. First edition, Hard covers with dust-wrapper. 12mo size. (Small octavo). 90 pp, plus 12 plates in black and white. Book Condition: Very Good. Toning to top edges. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, unclipped. 29 figures being plans of the buildings, some folding, with fold-out key. Glossary & Index.

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Twelfth Century Sculpture in the Cathedral of Autun.
Grivot, Denis; Bagage, Gertie (translated by).

Book Description: S.A.E.P., Colmar-Ingersheim, 1980. Pictorial Boards. 102 pp. Oblong 12mo (looks like small oblong quarto!). Book Condition: Very good, slight stain to front board. See image. Drawings by Jean Perrin and detail photographs in colour and monochrome. Not a common book.

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Ref 10303 : £18
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Portrait of Bath
Haddon, John

Book Description: Robert Hale, London, 1982. Hardback. 224 pp. 24 pp b/w plates and 2 maps. Book condition: Fine. The dust jacket is near fine, not price clipped (although not actually priced!) and in a protected jacket.

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Period House Fixtures and Fittings, 1300-1900 (England's Living History).
Hall, Linda.

Book Description: Countryside Books, Newbury. 2007. Soft covers. Crown octavo, 224 pp. Hundreds of photographs and drawings in the text. Book Condition: Fine. This book charts the development of the fixtures and fittings we still see today - from medieval and Tudor times to Georgian and Victorian.

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Walking Dartmoor's Ancient Tracks A guide to 28 Routes.
Hemery, Eric.

Book Description: London, Robert Hale, 1986. First Edition. Hard covers with pictorial dust-wrapper. Colour photographic laminated boards, 294 pp., small octavo. Illustrated with photographs, figures and very detailed maps for walkers. Book Condition: Good, just bumped corners otherwise very good. Dust-wrapper: Good. Two images.

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Return of Owners of Land in 1873 in England and Wales, Somerset Section.
Her Majesty's Stationery Office

Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1875. Super Royal Quarto (13½ in by 10¼in) in modern paper covered boards with labels on the upper board and spine, by Period Binders of Bath. 80pp in two columns with names, addresses of the owners their holdings and value. Binding is near perfect; a few pages have some light foxing. The Return of Owners of Land arose from the question put in the House of Lords on 19 February 1872 by the Earl of Derby. Thus, in 1872 Local Government Boards were ordered to compile a list of owners of land from ratings records. The Return shows the holding, in acres, roods and poles, and estimated yearly rental, of all holdings over 1 acre. It is organised by county and landowner and an address for each landowner also is given, but the address may not correspond to the location of the land and could be outside the county in question. These returns are also sometimes referred to as the Modern Domesday.

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The Bristol Magazine, Volume 1, 1841,
Hodges, Henry, (Publisher)

Jan to June; 26 issues in fine condition. Published every Saturday, for the Proprietor by Henry H. Hodges, January 2nd to June 26, 1841. Foolscap folio. Cloth bound with paper covered boards and a label to the upper board. Title page, Preface , 2pp. Index 2pp; Reviews, 1pp. It only lasted one year. It contained 8 pages in each issue with local news, stories, poetry, etc., including articles on Steam Navigation (7), American Lynch Law, Merchant Service (6), Somerset Dialect, Transatlantic Steam Navigation and Screw Propellers, Loss of the William Brown, Perils of a Voyage to Portishead, Life Boats for Steam Vessels, Journey to the Dead Sea, Port of Bristol.

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Ref 10534 : £32
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The Somerset Roll, An Experimental List of Worthies, Unworthies, and Villains Born in the County.
Humphreys, Arthur L.

Book Description: London: Strangeways, Sold by Hatchards, 1897. Hard cover. Crown 4to. iv + 124pp. With index to associated places. Title printed in Black and Red. Heavy paper, untrimmed. Hard Cover. Half green, half cream, original buckram with gilt decoration to boards and gilt lettering to spine. Book Condition: Fine save for minor sunning to top of the green cloth. No Jacket. TEG. No inscriptions.

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A New and Complete History of The County of Kent, . with historical, topographical, critical & biographical delineations. 4 vols
Ireland, W.H.

Book Description: London, Geo. Virtue, 1828-30. 8vo. A reading copy only, this set is bound in green card with the titles in ink on the spines. Uncut. There is no map and none of the original plates and the only Title page is in Vol 2. The volumes have been bound as follows: Vol 1: B Dedication, ii; (p3) to 4X (p 712); Vol 2: Title, B2 (p3) to 4X and extra leaf (p714); Vol 3: B (p1) to 4U (p698) + Index to Vol 3, xviii + Directions to the Binder for the Placing of the Plates in Vols 1 & 2, ii + Lists of Subscribers, 19 + Index to Vol 1, xix + Index to Vol 2, xv; Vol 4: B (p1) to 5G (p780) + Index to Vol 4, xiii + Directions to the Binder for the Placing of the Plates in Vols 3 & 4, ii + Errata to the 4 vols (8). Book Condition: As has been noted this is a card bound set totally denuded of its original embellishments and three of the four Title pages, however, internally the pages are very clean and crisp and is complete textually save for Titles and is desirable to anyone with Kentish interests who prefers not to spend the larger amount necessary to obtain a set with illustrations.

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Black's Tourist's Guide To Derbyshire. Its Towns, Watering Places, Dales and Mansions
Jewitt, Llewellynn (editor)

Book Description: Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh. 1857. Hard Cover. 16mo. Original pebbled green cloth with gilt blocked title to upper board and similar blind tooled title to lower board. Second edition. iv + 155 pp + 40 pp fascinating adverts. Book Condition: Fine. Remarkably fine copy of such an early guide book. The two maps in excellent order.

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The Heart of England: Nearly 200 Medieval and Tudor Sites Two Hours or Less from London: (Amateur Historian's Guide volume 3).
Kettler, Sarah Valente & Trimble, Carol.

Book Description: Capital Books, Virginia, USA, 2004. Paperback. Octavo, xix + 410 pp. Book Condition: Very Good. A few marks on the fore-edges and a few turned corners. An American view of English Heritage and the English experience!

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The River Severn.
Kissack, Keith.

Book Description: Terence Dalton Limited, Lavenham, Suffolk, 1982. Soft pictorial covers. Octavo, x + 150 pp. Book Condition: Very Good. A clean unmarked copy. The book covers the whole river from source to the estuary in text and photographs with a map.

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Hand-Book to Clifton and its Neighbourhood,
Knapp, A J.

.... and to Places of Interest within a Day's Journey (front cover). Title page says: Hand-Book to Places of Interest near Bristol. vii + 194pp, original printed card covers, re-backed with new label, few marks to covers and some careless openings. Green stamp of Terence Bryant Bristol Collection to the inside front cover. Date believed to be 1867. Apparently one copy has that date at foot of Preface. This copy and the sole copy on COPAC do not have dates. (It is a rare item as there is only one copy on COPAC which lists over 100 UK and Irish academic, national & specialist library catalogues). It includes lists of some 700 ferns, grasses, and plants in the neighbourhood and as well as copious information on Clifton and its immediate surroundings covers numerous places as far afield as Gloucester, Raglan, Chepstow, Glastonbury, Taunton and Exeter. Condition: Good.

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Old England: A Pictorial Museum of Regal, Ecclesiastical, Municipal, Baronial, and Popular Antiquities, 2 vols in 1.
Knight, Charles

Book Description: Published by James Sangster and Co., Paternoster Row, London, n.d. Hard Cover. Two Volumes in one, complete. Publisher's contemporary half calf with blind tooling and gilt ruling to spine, maroon cloth covers, all edges stippled. Folio, iv, 392; vi, 404 (pp). Many steel engravings, 25 "illuminated" colour engravings and 2,546 numbered illustrative woodcuts. Book Condition: Good. Contents clean except for occasional light foxing and some evidence of damp has affected the edges of some plates. The lower board has been re-jointed and the upper board, while the hinge is cracked, remains firmly attached. The spine shows three earlier cracks and some other damage but has now been laid down. The label has been lost but the stamped title is still clear.

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Walks for Motorists: Dartmoor. 30 Circular Walks.
Le Messurier, Brian.

Book Description: Frederick Warne & Co, London, 1981. Soft Covers. Octavo, 99 pp. Book Condition: Very good, just dusty top edges. Appears unread. No marks or inscriptions. No creasing to covers or to spine. Each walk is shown in a detailed sketch map.

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Walks for Motorists: Dartmoor. 30 Circular Walks.
Le Messurier, Brian.

Book Description: Frederick Warne & Co, London, 1991. Soft Covers. Octavo, 96 pp. Book Condition: Near Fine. Appears unread. No marks or inscriptions. No creasing to covers or to spine or bumping to corners. Each walk is shown in a detailed sketch map. Completely revised and updated edition.

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Architecture, Nature & Magic.
Lethaby, W. R.

Book Description: Duckworth, London, 1956. Original cloth hard covers with pictorial dust-wrapper. First Edition. Octavo, 155 pp. Book Condition: Very good but gilt title to spine has dulled and some spotting to the page fore-edges. Dust Jacket Condition: Good but nibbling to extremities of the spine and light spotting. (See images). 15 monochrome plates, 62 text figures, bibliography, biographical note by Alfred Powell. Based on a series of papers for The Builder, 1928. Two images.

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Portrait of Exeter
Little, Bryan

Book Description: Robert Hale, London, 1983. First Edition. Hardback. 155 pp. 24 pp b/w plates and a map. Book condition: Fine. The dust jacket is fine, not price clipped (although not actually priced!) and in a protected jacket.

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The Colour of London: Historic, Personal, & Local
Loftie, W. J.

Book Description: Chatto & Windus, London, 1914. Hard Cover. Large 8vo in brown cloth with front cover being a silhouette of St Paul's Cathedral blocked in brown with gilt title to spine. Lower edges uncut. Coloured frontispiece and forty-seven other coloured plates from water-colours and twelve sepia drawings by Coshio Markino. No Dust Jacket. Book Condition: Very good but with a little light foxing and indications of sl damp to edges of boards. Dedication on ffep with dedicatee's name removed. xlii + 246 pp.

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Spas and Health Resorts of the British Isles, their Mineral Waters, Climate, and the Treatment to be Obtained with a section on Curative Institutions
Luke, Thomas Davy

Book Description: London, A and C Black, 1919. Hard Cover. xii, 318pp, 30pp advertisements, vi pp endpaper adverts, frontis + 31 plates, folding map. 8vo. Original red cloth blind stamped upper board and gilt titled spine. Book Condition: Very Good but spine sunned and some black marks on the covers, especially the lower board. Presentation copy to Masonic Brother shown in rubber stamp on Half-Title. 8vo.

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Avon Villages
Mason, Edmund J and Dorrien

Book Description: Robert Hale, London, 1986. First Edition. Hardback. 192 pp. 32 pp b/w plates and a map. Book condition: Fine. The dust jacket is fine, not price clipped (although not actually priced!) and in a protected jacket.

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The Clyde
Munro, Neil

Book Description: London: Adam & Charles Black, 1907. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. xi + 206 pp + leaf of adverts and folding map at rear. 67 plates of paintings of the Clyde and its environs. Decorated blue boards and spine. The spine and top hinge are a trifle rubbed. Signature of original owner on ffep. t.e.g. Internally very bright and clean with all the plates and their captioned tissue guards. Illustrated by Mr and Mrs J Young Hunter. Neil Munro is also the author of Para Handy and Other Tales.

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London Vanished and Vanishing
Norman, Philip

Book Description: A. & C. Black, London, 1905. 1st edition, 8vo. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Dust Jacket. T.e.g. Blue buckram with head and tail of spine a little chipped and the central section of the lower hinge split. No foxing except for sl tanning to the leaves inside each fep. Neat dedication to inside of ffep. Norman Philip described and painted the buildings of a disappearing London leaving a nostalgic record of the Edwardian city. xvi + 294pp + leaf of adverts. 75 colour plates with captioned tissue guards.

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Portrait of the Black Country
Parsons, Harold

Book Description: Robert Hale, London, 1986. First Edition. Hardback. 188 pp. 24 pp b/w plates and a map. Book condition: Fine. The dust jacket is fine, not price clipped (although not actually priced!) and in a protected jacket.

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Portrait of the Medway
Penn, Roger

Book Description: Robert Hale, London, 1981. First Edition. Hardback. 192 pp. 24 pp b/w plates and a map. Book condition: Fine. The dust jacket is fine, not price clipped (although not actually priced!) and in a protected jacket.

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English Castles: A Guide by Counties.
Pettifer, Adrian.

Book Description: The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1995. 1st Edition. Hard covers with dust-wrapper. Octavo, xxiii + 344 pp. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Map, full page monochrome plates and castle plans in text. Three images.

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Ref 10335 : £9
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An Historical and Descriptive Account of the Old Stone Crosses of Somerset.
Pooley, Charles

London, Longmans, Green and Co. 1877 (1st. ed.). Hardback, Tall 8vo; Brown cloth with decorative gilt lettering and black rulings with gilt cross to upper board. Bevelled boards, red page edges. In near fine condition for its age. Very slight bumps to corners and tiny chip on upper board. Plates all guarded with the tissues in fine condition. Binding secure and pages clean. Double page map locating the crosses & 20 lithographic plates, including Bleadon porch cross in colour. Some 250 text illustrations; 188pp

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Ref 10532 : £45
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Notes on the Old Crosses of Gloucestershire
Pooley, Charles

London, Longmans, Green and Co. 1868 (1st. ed.). Hardback, Tall 8vo; Brown cloth with decorative gilt lettering and black rulings with gilt cross to upper board. Bevelled boards, red page edges. Coloured frontispiece and 12 lithographic plates, one coloured, each with a substantial paper guard. Condition is very good save for a few minor dents to spine, minor bubbling to the cloth and light foxing to the backs of a few plates.

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Ref 10533 : £37
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Scotland and the Scots
Power, William

Book Description: The Moray Press, Edinburgh and London, 1934. Hard Cover. First Edition. Dark blue cloth. No Jacket. Folding map and 33 tissue guarded and captioned plates as called for. 284 pp + 4 pp adverts. Book Condition: Very Good. Spine just a little dull. 8vo.

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The Severn Valley: Sketches, Descriptive and Pictorial, of the Course of the Severn.
Randall, John.

Book Description: John Randall, Madeley, Shropshire, 1882. Hardcover. Original decorative publisher’s cloth in blocked in black and gold. Thick octavo, viii + 566 pp + 16 pp advertisements. This is the special issue of the second edition, with four mounted original photographs: Powis Castle; Shrewsbury, the Severn, Kingsland Bank and Quarry; Castle Ruins, Bridgnorth; Gloucester Cathedral. There are seven other full page engraved illustrations and numerous others in the text. The advertisements include several for bricks and other clay products. It is more sought after than the first edition which was published in 1862. Book Condition: Very good. Some of the mounted photographs are faded. Very little foxing though the fore-edges are spotted. A handsome copy of this scarce book, which is otherwise available on the web currently at £95 - £180

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Ref 10498 : £65
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Kent
Shore, W. Teignmouth

Book Description: London. A and C Black. 1907. First Edition. Hard Cover. x + 240pp. 8vo. Folding plan of Canterbury, plan of the cathedral and folding map of the county at rear. 73 colour plates including frontispiece with captioned tissue guards. Original pictorial cloth gilt in fine order, virtually without blemish. Top edges gilt. Some signatures have foxing to the fore-margins of the pages and the end papers are foxed. Apart from this foxing, a very fine copy.

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A Series of Ancient Baptismal Fonts, Chronologically Arranged.
Simpson, Francis, Jun. Drawn by; Engraved by Robert Roberts.

Book Description: Published by Septimus Prowett, London, 1828. First and only edition. Tall octavo. xxvi + 80pp + 40 plates + Addenda + Directions to the Binder. Bookplate of the Rt. Rev. Sir Lovelace Tomlinson Stamer Bt., DD, VD, (18 October 1829 - 29 October 1908) who was the first Anglican Bishop of Shrewsbury in the modern era. Full diced stained calf with gilt rope motive surrounding the boards, gilt decoration around the board edges and four raised band with elaborate gilt blocked motifs to the compartments. Title in gilt on a red leather label. End papers and all edges marbled. Ribbon marker intact. Book Condition: Although hinges are a little rubbed they are fully intact. The internal condition is almost entirely free of foxing and without offsetting, both often met with in this work. The plates are therefore beautifully clean (except the frontispiece which has faint spotting). A really fine copy. Three images.

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Ref 10267 : £95
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Portrait of Dartmoor.
Smith, Vian.

Book Description: Robert Hale & Company, London, 1969. Hard covers with dust-wrapper. 2nd (New) Edition. Octavo. One of ' Portrait of ' series. A neat hardback without owner's inscriptions. Book Condition: Very good, but page edges a little dust. Dust Jacket Condition: Slight creasing to edges, spotting inside. 24 black & white plates and a double page map.

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Ref 10415 : £3
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The Sydney Opera House.
Smith, Vincent.

Book Description: Paul Hamlyn, Sydney, 1974. Hard covers with dust-wrapper. First Edition. Small folio, 160 pp. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Here, for the first time, is the story of the Sydney Opera House written and illustrated to include the less frantic but no less exciting post opening era. A modern wonder of the world, it has settled into its role as a venue for the greatest and most popular artists in the world. Glossy pages with colour and monochrome photos. The book does not omit to cover some of the troubled history of its design and construction.

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The Scottish Tourist and Itinerary, or a Guide to the Scenery and Antiquities of Scotland and the Western Islands.
Stirling and Kenney

Book Description: Stirling and Kenney, Edinburgh, 1832. Hard covers. Tooled leather. Fourth Edition. 12mo. xvi + 432 pp, 2 large folded and finely hand coloured maps on superior quality paper plus 4 hand coloured tour maps, one other map and 12 engraved plates. Top edges coloured, other edges speckled. Book Condition: Very Good. Re-cased with original spine laid down, (see images). Contents solid and clean. Some of the engraved plates are noticeably foxed in their margins. No Jacket. A lovely and early guide for the tourist in Scotland.

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Ref 10460 : £120
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Bristol As It Was And As It Is:
Stone, George Frederick; S. J. Loxton [Illustrator].

A Record of Fifty Years' Progress. Reprinted from the Bristol Evening News, with additions. Published by Walter Reid, Bristol. 1909. 321 pages + xi ( index ) + 24 pages of delightful advertising at rear. Profusely illustrated with line drawings (758?). Original plum cloth to bevelled boards with blind rulings and gilt title to upper board and spine. Top edges gilt. Very good condition. This is said to be one of the best illustrated books on Bristol’s development. Scarce.

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Ref 10537 : £45
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Antiquarian Essays contributed to the Saturday Review 1877 to 1886.
Taylor, John.

Bristol, Published by Bristol Library, 1895. 1st Edition. Limited edition; No.31 of 180 copies. Hardcover. Condition: Good to Very Good. Original gilt title, very faded on vellum spine which is darkened and rather nibbled top and bottom edges. Green cloth; 383 pp. with top edges gilt, otherwise uncut. Front pastedown defaced; endpapers spotted. B&W frontispiece with tissue guard; City crest in gilt on front board. Memoir and 23 essays many on local subjects, see image of contents. Taylor was Bristol City Librarian.

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Beautiful Bristol. Thatcher s Art Album of Bristol and Clifton.
Thatcher, T. (publisher).

Bristol, c1900. Oblong crown quarto. Red faux cloth boards with gilt title. 21 views on 16 sides (complete). There are no prelims or title page but unsure if there should be. First view has a few ink marks in margin; rest very clean. Very clear views with many full of people and traffic on the streets or the river.

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The Ground Plan of the English Parish Church.
Thompson, A. H.

Book Description: Cambridge University Press, 1911. Hard covers. First edition. Original cloth, xiii+ 138 pp + (4), inc. 16 figs, 16mo. Book Condition: Very Good. Spine faded, a corner bumped.

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Portrait of the Quantocks
Waite, Vincent

Book Description: Robert Hale, London, 1982. Hardback. 189 pp. 24 pp b/w plates and 2 maps. Book condition: Fine. The dust jacket is fine, not price clipped (although not actually priced!) and in a protected jacket.

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The Stained Glass of Gloucester Cathedral.
Welander, David, Canon of Gloucester. Photography by Edward Piper.

Book Description: Canon David Welander, Gloucester, 1985. Soft Covers. First Edition. 144 pp, 36 plates, 31 figures. Bibliography. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: None.

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Ecclesiae Bristolianae.
Willis, John (Illustrator).

Bristol. Published by George Davey, circa 1848. 25 steel engraved plates by W Willis on very large paper (34 x 43 cm). Substantial guards to each plate. The artist’s own copy inscribed by the publisher as a presentation copy. It contains just a Title and the 25 plates by Willis that were included with two others by E Blore in Ecclesiae Bristolianae with the text in the 1850 edition. Quarter morocco with cloth to the boards. Gilt title and rulings to the spine. Rather bumped and a little stained. Extremities of the spine damaged. The plates in very good condition. The book is scarce.

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Ref 10541 : £145
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Dartmoor Stone.
Woods, Stephen H.

Book Description: Devon Books in association with the Dartmoor National Park Authority, Exeter, 1988. Oblong quarto. First softback edition, pictorial cover, 311 pp, packed with hundreds of fine photographs in the text; a Book Condition: Very good, clean copy, near fine but for slight scratches to the covers. The photographs illustrate the use of stone on Dartmoor from the Mesolithic and Neolithic times through to its use in the tin industry and on through history to recent times in warfare, religion, landscape and boundaries, architecture, agriculture and crafts.

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Worth's Dartmoor.
Worth, R. Hansford; G. M. Spooner and F. S. Russell (editors); Introduction by G. M. Spooner.

Book Description: David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1981. Hard covers. Third impression. Thick octavo, xvi + 523 pp. 93 black and white plates and 130 figures in the text including maps and plans. Book Condition: Good, slight crease to spine & page edges slightly grubby. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good.

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Ref 10393 : £5
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Tourist's Guide to Devonshire, in two parts, South and North
Worth, R.N.

Book Description: Edward Stanford, London, 1880. First Edition (?). Hard Cover. Orig. brown cloth, blind ruling to both boards with gilt title to front board and spine. The rare double volume with two folding maps and a plan. 12mo. vii + 134 pp + i + 119 pp + (24) adverts including those for more Tourist's Guides. Book Condition: Good. Just a little rubbed, spine darkened and a little light spotting, especially on the back of the second map. Small repairs to the two maps.

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Tourist's Guide to Somersetshire: Rail and Road
Worth, R.N.

Book Description: Edward Stanford, London, 1888. Third Edition. Hard Cover. Orig. brown cloth, blind ruling to both boards with gilt title to front board and spine. Folding map and a plan. viii + 168 pp + 40 pp adverts. Book Condition: Fine. Foxing restricted to the endpapers. Tight and exceptionally clean volume. Recommended. 12mo.

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