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The High Sheriff

By: ,

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, The Times: 1961

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6328


Hardback, 253mm x 157mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 44pp. Good +++/Good. Book is very good save for some foxing to block edges and a single small mark at base of front board. Dustwrapper (now protected) has shelfwear and some fading along top with two flattened tears. Also generally darkened. Short guide to the formalities of the ancient office of High Sheriff. Catalogue: England. Keywords: Sheriff, shrievalty, privy View more info

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Country Walks in Britain

By: ,

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Basingstoke, Automobile Association: 1997

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6490


Hardback, 296mm x 241mm decorated boards, c.300pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Top edge of block a little dusty else near fine. Dustwrapper has been handled only occasionally. Large-scale and superbly illustrated guide to a hundred walks through rural Britain, with maps and roure directions. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Britain, walking, AA, route. This book is unusually heavy or l... View more info

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Bennett's Business Directory for Warwickshire - 1905

By: ,

Price: £120.00

Publisher: Birmingham, Bennett & Co:

Seller ID: 9444


Hardback, 246mm x 155mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, , 582pp. plus index, Fair/NoWrapper. Block and boards bumped, scuffed and stained at front base. Block darkened by age and a little crinkly but still clean. Just one tiny ink inscription noted. Hefty business directory for a Midlands county at the height of the Edwardian age. Catalogue: England. Keywords: Bennett, Warwickshire, directory This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage cha... View more info

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Enchanting England

By: ,

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Sevenoaks, J. Salmon: 1995

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11482


Hardback, 183mm x 168mm dark green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 48pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by A.R. Quinton. Good +++/Good +++. Book is tight and coean with just a little foxing to top block edge. Dustwrapper has been handled, light wear only, chipping at ends of spine. Charming little volume from Salmon's "Our Beautiful Homeland" series contains 42 watercolour scenes of rural England at the turn of the 20th century, with accompanying ... View more info

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Norwich

By: ,

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Norwich & London, Jarrold & Sons:

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 15108


Hardback, 227mm x 167mm grey cloth boards, green titles, , 32+24pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by G. Parsons-Norman. Fair/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Spine worn but exterior clean overall, binding loose and final plate detached but present, differential fading to endpapers but pages and plates clean. A collection of twelve colour plates from watercolours accompany a short narrative text which offers a brief historical tour of Norwich. No date stated bu... View more info

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English Villages - in pictures

By: , Brian

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Odhams: 1951

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 11509


Hardback, 252mm x 180mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 128pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good/Fair. Gift Inscription. Book has fading and a little staining to edges of spine and boards, block is stiff and crinkly throughout, but pages clean and bright, light differential fading to endpapers. Small retailer sticker on inner rear board and debris of same on opposite endpaper. Dustwrapper (now protected) has wear with chipping around edge... View more info

A Book of British Music Festivals

By: Adams, Richard

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Robert Royce: 1986

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2186


Hardback, tall 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 224pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Music festivals of Great Britain. Catalogue: England. Keywords: music Festivals View more info

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Enchanted Britain - Mystical Sites in Rural England, Scotland and Wales

By: Alexander, Marc

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Arthur Barker: 1981

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11214


Hardback, 222mm x 142mm purple cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 200+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Marc Alexander. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been read but still tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with minimal wear. A very readable account of the stone circles and other mystical monuments, often with a strong pagan identity, which can still be found all over the isl... View more info

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Old English Towns

By: Andrews, W. ; Lang, Elsie M.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Bracken Books: 1985

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 2266


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, x prelims, 438pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Block edges are very slightly dusted. Dustwrapper (now protected) has slight shelfwear, with top of spine bumped. A reprint of a classic 1931 volume, taking the reader into the heart of ther famous old towns and cities of England, providing full details of the rich history behind the buildings. Catalogue: England. Keywords: England,... View more info

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Elizabethan Winchester

By: Atkinson (M.A.), Tom

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1963

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5363


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 268pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/. Ex-lib with stickers and stamps. Book well read with grubby edges, spine and boards bumped. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some shelfwear with chipping to top of spine. Scholarly overview of a particular period of Winchester's history, written by the City Archivist. Catalogue: England. Keywords: Winchester, Elizabethan, charter View more info

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The English Village Green

By: Bailey, Bryan ; Arlott, John

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1985

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 7768


Hardback, 236mm x 200mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 223pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new and has been read but no obvious imperfections. Bright, clean and colourful. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with little or no wear. Generously illustrated with colour photographs, this is a tour of village greens across England, with a Foreword by Arlott. Ca... View more info

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Forever England - North and South

By: Bainbridge, Beryl

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Duckworth / BBC: 1987

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15164


Hardback, 220mm x 142mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 174pp. Good +++/Good +. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear, some foxing to top block edge only. Dustwrapper has been handled, light wear from handling and to edges. TV series tie-in book in which Bainbridge compares and contrasts the life of experiences of six English families of the 1980s - three from the south, and three from the north. Catalogue: England. Keywords: society, Thatcher, divid... View more info

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Francis Frith's Cotswolds

By: Bainbridge, John

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Salisbury, Frith Book Company: 2000

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11508


Hardback, 255mm x 190mm decorated boards, 120pp. plus index, plus advertisments, Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Francis Frith. Very Good/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. Sticker on front. "This evocative collection of archive photographs from the world-famous Francis Frith Collection show the Cotswolds from mid-Victorian times." Catalogue: England. Keywords: Frith, Cheltenham, Cotswo... View more info

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Devonshire

By: Baring-Gould, S. ; Hicks, H. Ronald

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Methuen/ B.T. Batsford: 1949

Edition: tenth edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 15056


Hardback, 155mm x 96mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, tenth edition, xii prelims, 230+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Spine faded with blotchy marks, exterior otherwise clean, hint of foxing to endpapers, pages clean. Volume from "Little Guides" series offers a fact-filled guide to the places and landscape of Devon, with photographs. Much revised from original 1907 edition. Catalogue: England. Keywords: Exe, B... View more info

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The Cathedrals of England

By: Batsford, Harry ; Fry, Charles

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, B.T. Batsford: 1954

Edition: Ninth Edition

Seller ID: 2817


Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, Ninth Edition, x prelims, 118pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Colour frontispiece partially separated. Block edges slightly aged with handling but still square and intact. Dustwrapper (now protected) has ageing and shelfwear with small (1-2mm) loss at ends of spine and corners, also 1/2 sq cm loss to front edge. Rewarding and detailed account of the building and d... View more info

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York

By: Benson, George

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London & Glasgow, Blackie & Son:

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 6294


Hardback, 220mm x 153mm grey card boards, green titles, , 64 + 12pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by E.W. Haslehust. Good/Good. Gift Inscription. Spine and boards bumped and darkened around edges, else clean. Block edges have foxing, though pages again clean, with plates all bright and clean also. Dustwrapper (now protected) has light shelfwear and has been handled but still presentable. No date given for this volume in Beautiful England series, but all evidence... View more info

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The Making of Kew

By: Bingham, Madeleine

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1975

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11060


Hardback, 187mm x 120mm decorated boards, 48pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Spine and boards just a little bumped, book otherwise tight and clean. Laminate protection to exterior just lifted at corners. Folio Miniature volume which offers a brief history of the famous gardens at Kew, with illustrations in b/w and full colour by great botanical artists. Catalogue: England. Keywords: Kew, garden, Hooker, botany View more info

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Staffordshire

By: Bird, Vivian

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, B.T. Batsford: 1974

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15321


Hardback, 224mm x 142mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 224pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book has been read, minimal wear from handling, clean overall. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with minimal wear, light chipping to edges, spine colour faded with light. Excellent historical tour of an old English county which reveals the history, culture and character of the locale. Catalogue: England. Keywords: Potteries, Canno... View more info

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An Old Roman City: A Memorial of the Martyrs

By: Bloomfield, C.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Alfred Holness:

Seller ID: 5337


Hardback, 185mm x 125mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, , x prelims, 178pp. plus advertisments,Good/NoWrapper. Book feels tight and solid. Boards lightly discoloured, with notable stain near mid-spine. No publication date but internal evidence suggests 1892-93. Strongly Christian celebration of many centuries of martyrdom for the faith, prompted by archaeological excavations in the old Roman town of Silchester. Catalogue: England. Keywords: Christian, martyr, Silche... View more info

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Places - An Anthology of Britain

By: Blythe, Ronald (ed)

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Oxford, OUP: 1981

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11212


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 238pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by John Piper. Good +++/Good +++. Book is not new and has been read but still tight and clean. Dustwrapper is bright and clean but with some colour fading. Rather lovely collection of essays on favourite British places by writers including Sillitoe, Larkin and Betjeman, edited by Blythe with wa... View more info

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English Country Churches

By: Brabbs, Derry ; Nicolson, Nigel

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1986

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 7780


Paperback has been read with just a little wear including some creasiing to covers. Top block edge is dusty, pages otherwise clean. First paperback edition of attractive review of country churches all over Englnad, with colour photographs. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Derry Brabbs. View more info

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Highways & Byways in the Lake District

By: Bradley, A.G.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1903

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12827


Hardback, 205mm x 130mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , xii prelims, 332pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Joseph Pennell. Reading copy only/NoWrapper. Book has front endpaper removed and is in less than good condition generally. Exterior bumped and discoloured, foxing to block edges and pages proper, some ink highlights, retailer sticker on inner front board. A delightful journey on and off the beaten ... View more info

The Heart of England

By: Brown, Ivor

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, B.T. Batsford: 1951

Edition: third edition

Seller ID: 5131


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, third edition, viii prelims, 120pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Private library sticker on front endpaper. Spine and top edge of front board faded. Top of block dusty. Very slight bowing. Cheery guide to England and the English way of life. Catalogue: England. Keywords: England, English, sport, work, Christianity View more info

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English Castles

By: Brown, R. Allen

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Book Club Associates: 1977

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 6305


Hardback, 255mm x 192mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 240pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been read, some dusting to top edge of block, else very good. Dustwrapper has been handled but basically clean with minimal wear. Spine and adjacent rear faded by light source. Book club edition of classic illustrated text on the history of the English castle, first published in 1954. Catalogue: E... View more info

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The Fire and the Rose

By: Bryant, Arthur

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1966

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3725


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 320pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Small number of foxing spots to block edge. Spine a little bumped. Dustwrapper (now protected) is a little darkened around edges but bright and clean with no shelfwear. Great events from seven hundred years of English history are brought to life and unified by a master narrative historian. Catalogue: History. Keywords: Eng... View more info

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The Years of Endurance 1793-1802

By: Bryant, Arthur

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1948

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6321


Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 6th impression, , xiv prelims, 370pp. plus index, Good +/Fair. Spine bumped, block edges a little grubby, block darkened but basically clean with no markings. Dustwrapper (now protected and secured) has general wear with loss to rear at top and bottom by spine. Patriotic account of how Britain stood up to its enemies during the period of the French Revolutionary Wars. Catalogue: England. Keywords: Britain, ... View more info

The Lion & The Unicorn

By: Bryant, Arthur

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1969

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 3724


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 349pp. Very Good/Good +++. Gift Inscription. Block edges perhaps a little dusty. Dustwrapper (now protceted) is bumped at top of spine and front corner. Single mark to front edge opposite spine. Perhaps a little darkened but bright and clean. A historian of the Whig tradition - indeed, a student of Trevelyan - reviews the historical situation of his beloved country, and is concerned for the future. Catalogue:... View more info

Samuel Pepys - The Years of Peril

By: Bryant, Arthur

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1948

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 3737


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, second edition, xiv prelims, 466pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good/Fair. Private library sticker to endpaper. Top of block dark and grubby, with foxing, also to block edge. Top and bottom of spine and borads bumped and a little grubby. Dustwrapper (now protected) has bumped and frayed spine, with curling around edges and foxing affecting flaps, which also have pencil markings. A historian reviews Pep... View more info

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Look Back on England

By: Burke, John

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Orbis Publishing: 1980

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11533


Hardback, 250mm x 194mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 224pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Ian Pleeth. Good +++/Good +++. Book is not new and has been read but tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. A superb journey into England's rich heritage as revealed by surviving buildings, monuments and artefacts, with two-coluimn text and original photo... View more info

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Robert Burnard's Dartmoor Pictorial Records

By: Burnard, Robert

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot, Devon Books: 1986

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 5374


No. 745 in an edition of 1000, signed by publisher. Book is tight, clean and solid. Facsimile republication of Burnard's illustrated volumes, revealing the magic of Dartmoor. Approx. 400 pages. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. View more info