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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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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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Ref 10006 : £5
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Collins Guide to English Parish Churches.
Betjeman, John. (editor).

Book Description: Collins, London, 1958. First Edition. Original cloth hard covers with pictorial dust-wrapper. Octavo, 480 pp. 64 plates. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Tears to dust-jacket front and top and bottom of spine. See images. John Piper and John Betjeman compiled this book because they felt there was no book about English churches that that judged the buildings by their atmosphere and artistic merit. Piper took many of the photographs and made the drawings in the text. two images.

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Ref 10350 : £7
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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 authorís 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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Roof Bosses in Medieval Churches: An Aspect of Gothic Sculpture.
Cave, C. J. P.

Book Description: Published by The University Press, Cambridge, New York, London, 1948. First and only edition. Hard Cover. Quarto. SPECIALLY BOUND IN THREE QUARTER CALF with marbled boards and end-papers. Spine has five raised bands and with gilt title and author. Top edges gilt. Illustrated with telephotographs. viii, + 83 pp + 95 pp of plates + appendices (pp 181 Ė 235): list of churches containing roof bosses; photographic methods and an index. Book Condition: Very Good. Slight rubbing at corners. Three images.

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Ref 10269 : £39
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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 printerís 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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Journey to the Stones: Mermaid to Merrymaid - Ancient Sites and Pagan Mysteries of Celtic Cornwall.
Cooke, Ian McNeil.

Book Description: Men-an-Tol Studio, Penzance, Cornwall, 2000. Soft pictorial cover. No Jacket. Second Edition, reprinted. Octavo. 256 pp including index Book Condition: Very Good. THE SECOND EDITION IS MUCH ENLARGED FROM THE FIRST WHICH HAD JUST 160 PP. The book sets out 9 detailed walks with maps as well as photographs in colour and monochrome plus sketches and drawings following about 50 pp of information on the stones and their history over 5,000 years. Hundreds of quartz-studded granite standing stones, stone circles, chambered barrows and underground fogous were erected during the following thirty centuries in this small area at the furthest and of the Cornish peninsula.

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Ref 10299 : £22
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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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Ref 10404 : £3
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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. Binderís cloth with binderís 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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Ref 10140 : £30
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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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Ref 10435 : £2
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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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Ref 10342 : £10
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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 (13Ĺ in by 10ľin) 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 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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Illustrated by Author. English Village Homes and Country Buildings.
Jones, Sydney R.

Book Description: Batsford, London, 1947. Hard covers with dust-wrapper. Second Edition. Octavo, 120 pp. First published 1936. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, faded and chipped at extremís of spine. Fully illustrated throughout the text and with 136 photographs on black and white plates.

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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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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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Ref 10349 : £8
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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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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 publisherís 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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Original Views of London. 2 vols. Facsimile Edition
Shotter Boys, Thomas

Book Description: Charles W. Traylen, Guildford, 1972. Twenty-six seven-colour printed plates, orig. plain limp card wrappers in dust jackets. Thin upright folio. These are facsimiles of the lithographic plates published in 1842. Each plate has a full page historical and descriptive notice of the view by Charles Ollier and a parallel modern text by James Laver written in 1954. Book condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: A little light soiling. Four images available.

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Ref 10163 : £75
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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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Ref 10423 : £3
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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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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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Ref 10407 : £5
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Rambles About Bath and its Neighbourhood.
Tunstall. Based on Dr. Tunstall's Work.

Book Description: Isaac Pitman, London & William Lewis, Bath, 1889. Hard covers. Illustrated Edition. Octavo, decorative mustard cloth to bevelled boards and blind rulings to lower board with gilt titles. Xvi + 384pp including index and advertisements. Illustrated throughout the text with many being full page plates. Book Condition: Good but head and tail of spine rather nibbled and partial split to lower hinge. A little dusty but foxing confined to endpapers.

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Ref 10470 : £10
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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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Ref 10154 : £5
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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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Ref 10397 : £5
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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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Ref 10297 : £10
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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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Ref 10137 : £45
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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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Ref 10107 : £30
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