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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 (HAND COLOURED & 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-jacket.

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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. Hard covers. Dark brown buckram spine, lighter brown cloth boards. Gilt lettering to spine and left hand side of front cover, no dust-jacket. 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 : £10
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Bristol Municipal Report
Anon.

... for inclusion in the Commissioners’ report on Municipal Corporations of England and Wales, 1835. Foolscap folio. Hard covers. 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. Hard covers. 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 : £42
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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. Hard covers. 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 : £14
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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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Flight of Fancy: The Banishment and Return of Ornament.
Brolin, Brent C.

Academy Editions, London, 1985. Hard covers. Octavo. Condition: Very good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good. First Edition. Jacket not price clipped. No inscriptions. ix + 338 pp, 274 illustrations, bibliography, index.

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Ref 10582 : £8
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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 covers. 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 : £40
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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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Lancashire taken from Magna Britannia et Hibernia, Antiqua & Nova. Or, a new survey of Great Britain. (1720).
Cox, The Rev. Thomas.

Sold by T. Cox at the Lamb, under the Royal Exchange, Cornhill. (1720). Soft covers. Quarto. Pages 1271-1338, 68pp. Includes folding map of Lancashire by Robert Morden and tables of road distances between major towns in both Lancashire and Kent, each of which is decorated with arms of their towns. Bound in plain stiff paper; title typed on the spine. The map has a little offsetting but the rest of the pages are in very good condition and clean.

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Ref 10566 : £38
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Gloucestershire taken from Magna Britannia et Hibernia, Antiqua & Nova. Or, a new survey of Great Britain. (1720).
Cox, The Rev. Thomas.

Sold by T. Cox at the Lamb, under the Royal Exchange, Cornhill. (1720). Hard covers. Quarto. Pages 753-844, 92pp. Includes folding map of Gloucestershire by Robert Morden and a table of road distances between towns in the county, which is decorated with arms of the towns. Bound in quarter Morocco with marbled boards; gilt title on the spine. Upper board detached. The map is a little creased and the rest of the pages are toned. The table is stained and repaired, verso.

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Ref 10655 : £26
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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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Some Account of the Parish of Saint Clement Danes, (Westminster), Past and Present
Diprose, John

Book Description: London: Diprose and Bateman, 1868. Hard covers. 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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Abstracts of Records and Manuscripts respecting the County of Gloucester; formed into a history,
Fosbrooke, Thomas Dudley.

correcting the very erroneous accounts, and supplying numerous deficiencies in Sir Rob. Atkins, and subsequent writers. London. 1807. 2 volumes in one. Engraved half title; Title, Dedication, Preface, Indexes, Emendations, (xxvi); 501 }(&}) Title, Indexes, Emendations, (xii); 539; Origin and History of the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants of Gloucestershire, &c. 31; Subscribers & Errata, (v). Illustrated with 34 engraved full page plates (2 folding). Hard covers. Bound in half calf with marbled boards and gilt rulings, rebacked; the original spine has been reattached and it has five raised bands with gilt rulings and a gilt title. The compartments each have a fine blind decoration. 2 previous owners’ armorial bookplates on front paste-down. The whole binding is firm and the volume weighs 3 kg so shipping will need a supplement. Plates include 6 of Berkeley and Thornbury Castles and 10 other grand houses plus historic artefacts, etc.

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Ref 10546 : £175
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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. Hard covers. 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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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-jacket. 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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Portrait of Bath
Haddon, John

Book Description: Robert Hale, London, 1982. Hard covers. 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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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. Hard covers. 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 : £29
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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 covers. Crown 4to. iv + 124pp. With index to associated places. Title printed in Black and Red. Heavy paper, untrimmed. Hard Covers. 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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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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Ref 10348 : £5
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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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Ref 10531 : £36
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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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Portrait of Exeter
Little, Bryan

Book Description: Robert Hale, London, 1983. First Edition. Hard covers. 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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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 Covers. 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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Ref 10053 : £6
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Avon Villages
Mason, Edmund J and Dorrien

Book Description: Robert Hale, London, 1986. First Edition. Hard covers. 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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Ref 10161 : £4
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Portrait of the Black Country
Parsons, Harold

Book Description: Robert Hale, London, 1986. First Edition. Hard covers. 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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Ref 10160 : £4
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Portrait of the Medway
Penn, Roger

Book Description: Robert Hale, London, 1981. First Edition. Hard covers. 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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Mammoth Album of Glasgow and the Clyde.
R.C. & Co.

The City of Glasgow Today. Forty-Three Splendid Photographic Views. Printed by Valentine & Sons, Ltd., Dundee. 2pp descriptions on Glasgow and the Clyde. Hard covers, a little knocked about. Spine somewhat frayed but sewing good. Illustrations very good. See images.

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Ref 10661 : £25
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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. Hard covers. 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 : £40
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Portrait of Dartmoor.
Smith, Vian.

Book Description: Robert Hale & Company, London, 1969. Hard covers with dust jacket. 2nd (New) Edition. Octavo. One of 'Portrait of ' series. A neat volume without owner's inscriptions. Book Condition: Very good, but page edges a little dusty. 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-jacket. 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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Portrait of the Quantocks
Waite, Vincent

Book Description: Robert Hale, London, 1982. Hard covers. 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 : £4
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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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