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1958 Public Schools of Charterhouse Arrowsmith Author's Copy Illus Colour Plates
1958 Public Schools of Charterhouse Arrowsmith Author's Copy Illus Colour Plates

Price: £120.00

A signed copy of this interesting work on the public schools in England, signed by R. L. Arrowsmith, illustrated with colour plates. By R. Birley; R. L. Arrowsmith; W. J. W. Blunt; H. D. P....

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1959 2vol Historical Monuments in the City of Cambridge Illus Folding Plates
1959 2vol Historical Monuments in the City of Cambridge Illus Folding Plates

Price: £90.00

A profusely illustrated work on the history of the monuments in Cambridge, illustrated with numerous plates and folding plates. In two volumes. These volumes offer a comprehensive look at the...

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1959 3vol Inventory of Historical Monuments in the City of Cambridge Illustrated
1959 3vol Inventory of Historical Monuments in the City of Cambridge Illustrated

Price: £135.00

An extensive records of important historical buildings and sights in Cambridge. Illustrated with hundreds of plates, including folding maps and plansIncluding details of the college buildings, ecclesiastical buildings, and secular...

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1960 2vols History of the Borough of High Wycombe Mayes Ashford Illustrated 1st
1960 2vols History of the Borough of High Wycombe Mayes Ashford Illustrated 1st

Price: £45.00

- The first edition of this work. In two volumes. Both volumes held in the original publisher's unclipped dustwrapper. A very in-depth and insightful look at the extensive history of High...

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1960 Survey of London Parish of Hackney Part 1 Brooke House A Monograph Scarce
1960 Survey of London Parish of Hackney Part 1 Brooke House A Monograph Scarce

Price: £30.00

A part of the Survey of London series edited by F. H. W. Sheppard, this work explores this history of Brooke House in Hackney. This copy is in excellent

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1962 The Derbyshire Miners Industrial History J E Williams First Edition
1962 The Derbyshire Miners Industrial History J E Williams First Edition

Price: £65.00

A first edition of this history of mining in Derbyshire from Dr. J. E. Williams.Illustrated with several plates and maps.

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1963 2vol F H W Sheppard Survey of London Illus St James Westminster Piccadilly
1963 2vol F H W Sheppard Survey of London Illus St James Westminster Piccadilly

Price: £175.00

Two volumes of the famed research project, 'The Survey of London'. With illustrations and plans depicting the Parish of St James and Westminster, specifically the North of Piccadilly. With...

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1963 A History Helmsley Rievaulx and District J Mcdonnell Yorkshire Archaeology
1963 A History Helmsley Rievaulx and District J Mcdonnell Yorkshire Archaeology

Price: £38.00

An educational and informative work regarding the Helmsley and Rievaulx district. Produced by members of the Helmsley and Area Group of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society. The first edition...

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1963 Royal Charters Of Grantham 1463-1688 Edited Martin Limited With Dustwrapper
1963 Royal Charters Of Grantham 1463-1688 Edited Martin Limited With Dustwrapper

Price: £34.99

The Royal Charters of Grantham 1463-1688 was published to celebrate the five-hundredth anniversary of Grantham's first charter of incorporation. A limited edition of 400 and with original dustwrapper. Grantham is a market town...

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1964 Township Borough Ford Lecture 1897 By Maitland Map Illustration Dustwrapper
1964 Township Borough Ford Lecture 1897 By Maitland Map Illustration Dustwrapper

Price: £34.99

A study of the Township and Borough of Cambridge from the Ford Lectures delivered by Maitland which he delivered at Oxford in 1897. With three fold-out maps and illustration. First published in 1898, this is a 1964 reprint in original...

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1966 2vol Survey of London FHW Sheppard Illus Topography Parish of St Anne Soho
1966 2vol Survey of London FHW Sheppard Illus Topography Parish of St Anne Soho

Price: £90.00

Two volumes of the famed topographical work, 'The Survey of London'. With illustrations and plans depicting the Parish of St Anne, Soho. Being both parts of the survey regarding Soho. With...

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1968 Geology of the Country Around Church Stretton, Craven Arms by Various 1st
1968 Geology of the Country Around Church Stretton, Craven Arms by Various 1st

Price: £69.99

A geological survey of parts of the Welsh borderland in South Shropshire, includes discussion of rock formations and limestone distribution. A first edition with price-clipped dustwrapper. With photographs, maps and diagrams...

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1969 History of Bedfordshire 1066-1888 Joyce Godber Illustrated First Edition
1969 History of Bedfordshire 1066-1888 Joyce Godber Illustrated First Edition

Price: £27.99

A highly detailed exploration into the history of Bedforshire, between the years of 1066-1888. First edition. With a list of subscribers loosely inserted. Featuring numerous photographic plates and a coloured frontispiece.

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1969 Royal Greenwich Olive and Nigel Hamilton Signed Illus Stanley Devon
1969 Royal Greenwich Olive and Nigel Hamilton Signed Illus Stanley Devon

Price: £50.00

A signed limited edition on this history of Greenwich.With photographs by Stanley Devon and Elizabeth Lewis as well as historical illustrations drawn from archives, galleries and collections throughout Britain.One of a signed and numbered...

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1970-75 4vols Dorset Historical Monument of the Country Dustwrapper Topography
1970-75 4vols Dorset Historical Monument of the Country Dustwrapper Topography

Price: £260.00

A collection of four volumes by the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments exploring the building and monuments of the count of Dorset. An important and informative set of works by offering an unique look at the south...

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1971 My Liverpool by Frank Shaw First Edition Illustrated Life and Dialect
1971 My Liverpool by Frank Shaw First Edition Illustrated Life and Dialect

Price: £23.99

An interesting work on Liverpudlian life and history. First edition. With numerous illustrations.

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1971 SPAS of ENGLAND The North GRANVILLE
1971 SPAS of ENGLAND The North GRANVILLE

Price: £27.99

Cream cloth binding with pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated with some in text illustrations and includes a copy of the title page and frontispiece from the first edition of 1841.

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1971 The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States Henry Gannett
1971 The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States Henry Gannett

Price: £14.99

A detailed list of American place names and their origin, being a facsimile reprint of the 1902 edition published in Washington by the Government Printing Office. Bulletin 197 for the United States Geographical Survey, under the...

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1972 Historical Monuments in the County of Dorset Vol IV North Dorset
1972 Historical Monuments in the County of Dorset Vol IV North Dorset

Price: £50.00

A beautifully illustrated copy of this work on North Dorset.With a full colour frontispiece, one folding plan and 5 plans in pocket to the rear of the volume. Shaftesbury is of particular note in this volume.

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1972-76 6Vol Victorian and Edwardian Britain in Photographs Batsford
1972-76 6Vol Victorian and Edwardian Britain in Photographs Batsford

Price: £58.00

A six volume first edition set of works taken from a series by B.T. Batsford Publishers.Titles include:Liverpool and the North WestSurreyCambridgeshireWalesThe Lake DistrictCornwallEach volume depicts Victorian and Edwardian daily...

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1974 Arthur L Humphreys A Handbook To County Bibliography County Towns Britain
1974 Arthur L Humphreys A Handbook To County Bibliography County Towns Britain

Price: £34.99

A 1974 facsimile reprint of A Handbook to County Bibliography: Being a Bibliography of Bibliographies Relating to the County Towns and Towns of Great Britain and Ireland by Arthur L. Humphreys, first printed for the author in 1917. With...

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1974 The Manor of Gawsworth Cheshire Raymond Richards
1974 The Manor of Gawsworth Cheshire Raymond Richards

Price: £49.99

A fascinating insight into the manor of Gawsworth within Cheshire. Featuring various photographic plates and several illustrations. With the original unclipped dustwrapper. "The book tells the story of the manor since the...

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1975 Natural History and Antiquities of Surrey John Aubrey Facsimile Vol 5 Illus
1975 Natural History and Antiquities of Surrey John Aubrey Facsimile Vol 5 Illus

Price: £22.00

A facsimile of John Aubrey's work on the history of County Surrey, originally published in 1719. In the original price-clipped dustwrapper. Incomplete, being volume five of five volumes. This...

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1975 Somerset Ralph Whitlock Illustrated Signed First Edition
1975 Somerset Ralph Whitlock Illustrated Signed First Edition

Price: £40.00

A scarce first signed edition of this charming illustrated guide to Somerset. In the original unclipped dustwrapper. 'Somerset' looks at all of the charms of the country. It looks at the bigger...

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1975 Vol I Only Old Series Ordnance Survey England and Wales Kent Essex Suffolk
1975 Vol I Only Old Series Ordnance Survey England and Wales Kent Essex Suffolk

Price: £48.00

A notable work of British cartography, with the ordnance survey one of the most important mapping agency in the United Kingdom. This work offers reproductions of early examples of these maps. ...

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1975 WELLINGTON College Register January 1859 - December 1973 Ninth Edition
1975 WELLINGTON College Register January 1859 - December 1973 Ninth Edition

Price: £17.99

'Wellington College Register' from January 1859 - December 1973. Compiled for The Old Wellingtonian Society. Ninth Edition.

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1976 Coloured Views on the Liverpool Manchester Railway Colour Folding Plates
1976 Coloured Views on the Liverpool Manchester Railway Colour Folding Plates

Price: £30.00

A facsimile reprint of Thomas Bury's collection of plates showing the journey on railway from Manchester and Liverpool, with colour plates and colour folding plates. A facsimile reprint of this...

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1976 Landmarks of Mapmaking An Illustrated Survey Of Maps Mapmaking Dustwrapper
1976 Landmarks of Mapmaking An Illustrated Survey Of Maps Mapmaking Dustwrapper

Price: £99.99

Landmarks of Mapmaking: An Illustrated Survey of Maps and Mapmaking. Maps chosen and displayed by R. V. Tooley, text written by Charles Bricker and preface by Gerald Crone. First edition in dustwrapper and slipcase. Beautifully...

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1976 The Origin of English Place-Names P H Reaney Etymology Topography
1976 The Origin of English Place-Names P H Reaney Etymology Topography

Price: £29.99

A smart copy of this etymological work on English place names. With chapters includingThe Celtic Element, The Scandinavian Element, Field-Names and many more.

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1977 History of York Minster G. E. Aylmer Reginald Cant Illustrated Dustwrapper
1977 History of York Minster G. E. Aylmer Reginald Cant Illustrated Dustwrapper

Price: £56.00

A fascinating look into the history of this notable building located in the heart of the city of York. This volume is held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. In the publisher's original...

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1981 The Book of Wellington by Robin Bush and Gillian Allen with Illustrations
1981 The Book of Wellington by Robin Bush and Gillian Allen with Illustrations

Price: £70.00

An illustrated first edition of this book on Wellington by Robin Bush and Gillian Allen.The Book of Wellington 1981 has been published as a Limited Edition of which this is Number 90.A complete list of the Numer of Subscribers is printed...

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1986 Survey of London Kensington Square to Earls Court Dustwrapper Illus Scarce
1986 Survey of London Kensington Square to Earls Court Dustwrapper Illus Scarce

Price: £59.00

An extensive volume being an exploration of South Kensington, an area of London. Illustrated with numerous illustrations, including one folding plate central to the volume. Held in the original...

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1987 3vol County Edition Domesday Book Surrey Limited Edition Slipcase Lecturn
1987 3vol County Edition Domesday Book Surrey Limited Edition Slipcase Lecturn

Price: £200.00

A beautiful example of The County Edition of the Great Domesday Book, being a limited edition of this work and held in the original clamshell box. This set is number 56 of 1,000 copies printed....

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1987 3vol Domesday Book Surrey County Edition Limited Edition Slipcase
1987 3vol Domesday Book Surrey County Edition Limited Edition Slipcase

Price: £130.00

A beautiful example of The County Edition of the Great Domesday Book, held in the original clamshell box. 'England at the Time of Domesday' map is inserted in the pocket to the facsimile volume,...

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1987 The Book of Marston Bigot by Michael McGarvie Signed First Edition
1987 The Book of Marston Bigot by Michael McGarvie Signed First Edition

Price: £29.00

A local interest book on Marston Bigot by Michael McGarvie.The Book of Marston Bigot 1987 has been published in a Limited Edition of which this is Number 992.Signed by the author to the edition page.With illustrations.

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1987 Yesterday's Town Wellington by Gillian Allen with Photographs
1987 Yesterday's Town Wellington by Gillian Allen with Photographs

Price: £65.00

A local interest book on the town of Wellington by Gillian Allen.This is number 45 of a limited edition print run."A fluent, fascinating and fact-packed narrative and some 200 pictures, many of them rare, and most unique to this book."...

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1988 A Vision of Dartmoor Paintings by F. J. Widgery C. Jane Baker First Edition
1988 A Vision of Dartmoor Paintings by F. J. Widgery C. Jane Baker First Edition

Price: £49.99

An artistic exploration into the scenic moorland of Dartmoor. First edition. With paintings by F. J. Widgery, dated 1861 - 1942. As well as an introduction by C. Jane Baker.

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1989 Round and About Aireborough Vol II Martin Rigg Fine Binding Illus
1989 Round and About Aireborough Vol II Martin Rigg Fine Binding Illus

Price: £23.00

A beautifully bound, historical look at the Yorkshire district of Aireborough. Illustrated, with several photographs and plans. The first edition of this work. In the original quarter morocco...

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1989 Throsby Revisited Illustrated Limited Ed Signed Very Scarce
1989 Throsby Revisited Illustrated Limited Ed Signed Very Scarce

Price: £85.00

A very scarce limited edition work regarding the history of Leicestershire, signed by the author to the colophon. Very scarce. Limited edition of one hundred and twenty copies, of which this...

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1990-95 4Vol Derbyshire Armory Tithe Files Chesterfield & Sutton Parish Register
1990-95 4Vol Derbyshire Armory Tithe Files Chesterfield & Sutton Parish Register

Price: £99.99

A collection of referential works from the Derbyshire Record Society collection, complete with their original dustwrappers. Volume XV Chesterfield Parish Register 1601-35. Volume XVII A Derbyshire Armory. Volume XVIII Sutton-cum-Duckmanton...

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1995 The Derbyshire Returns to the 1851 Religious Census Margery Tranter 1st Ed
1995 The Derbyshire Returns to the 1851 Religious Census Margery Tranter 1st Ed

Price: £29.99

A detailed picture of the state of religion throughout the county of Derbyshire at the beginning of the Victorian era. Volume XXIII of the Derbyshire Record Society. First edition. Edited by Margery Tranter in collaboration...

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1996 A Hertfordshire Valley Scott Hastie David Spain Illustrated Dustwrapper
1996 A Hertfordshire Valley Scott Hastie David Spain Illustrated Dustwrapper

Price: £40.00

An illustrated first edition of this local Hertfordshire history.A historical and topographical work on the Gade and Bulbourne Valley in Hertfordshire extending from Tring in the north to Hunton Bridge near Watford in the south.

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1996 Souterrains Atlantic Provinces and North East Scotland Ann Martin
1996 Souterrains Atlantic Provinces and North East Scotland Ann Martin

Price: £65.00

A copy of Ann Martin's archeological dissertation. With 25 pages of photographic plates, and a full bibliography.Martin expresses thanks, in her acknowledgements, to Michel le Goffic of Service Departmental d'Archeologie, Finistere;...

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1997 2vol Watermills of Sussex Limited Edition Derek Stidder Colin Smith Local
1997 2vol Watermills of Sussex Limited Edition Derek Stidder Colin Smith Local

Price: £95.00

An limited edition of this pair of volumes on the history of Sussex watermills from Derek Stidder and Colin Smith. Limited edition, of which volume I is number 30, and volume II is number 45.lllustrated throughout with numerous photographs...

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2002 The Suffolk Landscape Norman Scarfe Illustrated Signed Dustwrapper
2002 The Suffolk Landscape Norman Scarfe Illustrated Signed Dustwrapper

Price: £30.00

An signed edition of this work on Suffolk.Signed by Scarfe to half title.

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2003 Banbury A History Brian Little Signed Topography Oxfordshire First Edition
2003 Banbury A History Brian Little Signed Topography Oxfordshire First Edition

Price: £29.99

The first edition of this history of the town of Banbury from Brian Little. With attached letter from the author, and inscription to, 'Aunt Kay' from the author to the title page.

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c.1870-1875 3vol Yorkshire, Past and Present Baines Illustrated First Edition
c.1870-1875 3vol Yorkshire, Past and Present Baines Illustrated First Edition

Price: £90.00

A fascinating first edition collection on 'Yorkshire, Past and Present' by the English journalist and historian Thomas Baines. An informative history of the historic county of Yorkshire in...

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c.1873 2vol Yorkshire, Past and Present Baines Illustrated Very Scarce
c.1873 2vol Yorkshire, Past and Present Baines Illustrated Very Scarce

Price: £60.00

An uncommon 1873 volume I copy of 'Yorkshire, Past and Present' by the English journalist and historian Thomas Baines, bound in two divisions. An informative history of the historic county...

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c1800 Royal Album of Bristol and Clifton Folding Plate Illustrated Scarce
c1800 Royal Album of Bristol and Clifton Folding Plate Illustrated Scarce

Price: £55.00

A very good copy of this rather scarce and interesting work showcasing the monument and places of note in the city of Bristol. Undated. Designed as a souvenir for the 19th century tourist,...

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c1839 Hertfordshire James Pigot Directory Coloured Map Scarce Rebound
c1839 Hertfordshire James Pigot Directory Coloured Map Scarce Rebound

Price: £45.00

A scarce extract from Pigot's Directory about Hertfordshire, illustrated with a coloured folding map. A scarce work. An extract from James Pigot's Directory, this segment focusing only of Hertfordshire....

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c1839 The History of London Illustrated by Views in London and Wesminster
c1839 The History of London Illustrated by Views in London and Wesminster

Price: £280.00

A local interest book on The History of London: Illustrated by Views in London & Wesminster.Edited by William Gray Fearnside and (in continuation) by Thomas Harral.Engraved by John Woods, from Original Drawings, by Shepherd, Garland,...

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c1857 Our Old Town THOMAS MILLER Social History London Uncommon Illustrated
c1857 Our Old Town THOMAS MILLER Social History London Uncommon Illustrated

Price: £34.99

This is an uncommon copy of this nostalgic social history of London.Thomas Miller was a poet and novelist who produced over 45 volumes of non fiction, fiction and poetry, often focusing on rural characters and rural scenes....

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c1870 4Vols Lancashire and Cheshire Past and Present Illustrated Thomas Baines
c1870 4Vols Lancashire and Cheshire Past and Present Illustrated Thomas Baines

Price: £235.00

A four volume set of this noted work by Thomas Baines.Collated: Complete.With eighteen full page plates of views, plans and technology taken from original drawings by H. Warren, with a series of seven engraved portraits....

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c1870 4Vols Thomas Baines Lancashire and Cheshire Past and Present Illustrated
c1870 4Vols Thomas Baines Lancashire and Cheshire Past and Present Illustrated

Price: £235.00

A four volume set of this noted work by Thomas Baines.Collated: Complete.With eighteen full page plates of views, plans and technology taken from original drawings by H. Warren, with a series of seven engraved portraits....

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c1870 Royal Album of Scarborough Views Illus Folding Accordian Plate Very Scarce
c1870 Royal Album of Scarborough Views Illus Folding Accordian Plate Very Scarce

Price: £125.00

A very scarce copy of this beautiful collection of plates showing many views in Scarborough. A very scarce work. A folding accordian plate showing views of Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Scarborough...

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c1870 The Route Book of Devon For Rail and Road Scarce Folding Maps Illustrated
c1870 The Route Book of Devon For Rail and Road Scarce Folding Maps Illustrated

Price: £180.00

A delightful route guide to England south-western county of Devon. The volume is illustrated throughout with eight folding maps documenting the region. An interesting work of British Topography....

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c1877 Leading Events in the History of the Port of Bristol by Reid and Hicks
c1877 Leading Events in the History of the Port of Bristol by Reid and Hicks

Price: £60.00

A scarce copy of Leading Events in the History of the Port of Bristol by W. N. Reid and W. E. Hicks.Reprinted by permission from the Western Daily Press.With a fold-out map

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c1878 Hertfordshire Large Folding Map Edward Stanford Topographical Slipcase
c1878 Hertfordshire Large Folding Map Edward Stanford Topographical Slipcase

Price: £150.00

A very scarce large folding map being a illustration of the English county of Hertfordshire. A lovely example of this work of cartography. A large map held in the original cloth covered slipcase....

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c1878-1892 3vol Grimes Visit to the Queen Paris Yorkshire Lancashire John Hartley
c1878-1892 3vol Grimes Visit to the Queen Paris Yorkshire Lancashire John Hartley

Price: £98.00

A smart three volume set of John Hartley's comical 'Grimes' novels, written in a Yorkshire dialect. Sammywell Grimes was the protagonist of many of John Hartley's work,s being a Yorkshire man...

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c1884 The Book of the Thames S C Hall Illustrated Local Interest New Edition
c1884 The Book of the Thames S C Hall Illustrated Local Interest New Edition

Price: £92.99

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c1886 Scarborough And Its Neighbourhood Picture Book Thomas Nelson Illus Guide
c1886 Scarborough And Its Neighbourhood Picture Book Thomas Nelson Illus Guide

Price: £40.00

A beautifully illustrated travel guide to the Northern seaside town, Scarborough. Issued in the late nineteenth century, this uncommon work boasts several panoramic views of the Yorkshire location. ...

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c1890 Albums of Views Cambridge Folding Plate Illustrated Souvenir
c1890 Albums of Views Cambridge Folding Plate Illustrated Souvenir

Price: £95.00

A wonderful example of this Victorian souvenir from the university city of Cambridge, featuring a series of illustrations from places across the city. A souvenir work being a series of illustrations...

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c1890 American Notes And Reprinted Pieces Charles Dickens Signature Edition
c1890 American Notes And Reprinted Pieces Charles Dickens Signature Edition

Price: £34.00

An undated edition of Dickens' travelogue pieces from his experiences in American and elsewhere.A Signature Edition.This edition includes eight illustrations which enhance Dickens' witty and critical essays on travel. As well...

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c1890 Ricordo d'Italia Roma ROME Postcards Scarce Photographic Book
c1890 Ricordo d'Italia Roma ROME Postcards Scarce Photographic Book

Price: £49.99

An attractive concertina book full of monochrome photographs of Rome from the turn of the twentieth century. With photos of many important sites in Rome, including the Colosseum, Saint Peter's Square and the Trevi Fountain.

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c1890 Six Photographs of Christchurch SWANAGE Corfe Castle
c1890 Six Photographs of Christchurch SWANAGE Corfe Castle

Price: £33.99

Red cloth spine with brown boards.  The front cover is illustrated with green vine design around the title and the rear board is an advertisment for New Albums of Selected Photographs.  This album contains six...

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c1890 The Album of Birmingham Views Colour Plates Very Scarce
c1890 The Album of Birmingham Views Colour Plates Very Scarce

Price: £125.00

A very scarce collection of colour plates showing High victorian Birmingham in its prime. A very scarce work. A collection of colour plates showing various prominent places in Birmingham....

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c1890 The Album of London Views Engravings of London
c1890 The Album of London Views Engravings of London

Price: £49.99

A late Victorian folding album of the sights of London, printed in Germany.  Containing twenty-seven illustrations of the city.

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c1891 Drifting Island Slave-Hunters Walter Wentworth Illustrated
c1891 Drifting Island Slave-Hunters Walter Wentworth Illustrated

Price: £38.00

An entertaining and exciting tale of travel and adventure in Africa by Walter Wentworth. Written as a sequel to Wentworth's earlier novel 'Kibboo Ganey; Or, the Lost Chief of the Copper Mountain',...

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c1895 A J Foster The Ouse With Illustrations By The Author And A Foldout Map
c1895 A J Foster The Ouse With Illustrations By The Author And A Foldout Map

Price: £24.99

An uncommon copy of The Ouse by the Rev. A. J. Foster, M. A. Vicar of Wooton, Bedfordshire. With twenty illustrations by the author and a foldout map. Published under the direction of the committee of general literature and...

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c1900 The Album of Matlock and District Photographic Album F Barber
c1900 The Album of Matlock and District Photographic Album F Barber

Price: £40.00

A scarce collection of turn-of-the-century photographs of Matlock.Taken from photos by F. Barber.

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c1905 Views of Fashionable Folkestone Sandgate Hythe and Neighbourhood Scarce
c1905 Views of Fashionable Folkestone Sandgate Hythe and Neighbourhood Scarce

Price: £60.00

A scarce collection of turn of the century views of Folkestone.With 36 plates.Folkestone is a port town on the English channel which was an important harbour during the 19th and 20th century. The scenes in this collection cover some...

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c1906 Pictorial London With Illustrations and Descriptive Text
c1906 Pictorial London With Illustrations and Descriptive Text

Price: £48.00

A collection of images of London scenes.With an Alphabetical List of Views to the front of the volume.With Descriptive Text to the rear of the volume.

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c1908 Somerset and Some Neighbouring Records Historical Biographical Pictorial
c1908 Somerset and Some Neighbouring Records Historical Biographical Pictorial

Price: £250.00

A scarce special printing of this local interest work of Somerset and its residents.With 36 platesPrinted for subscribers only.Providing short biographical descriptions of notable Somerset residents each with a portrait or image of...

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c1910 Homeland Handbooks The Quantock Hills Map And Illlustration In Paper Wraps
c1910 Homeland Handbooks The Quantock Hills Map And Illlustration In Paper Wraps

Price: £39.99

The Quantock Hills, Their Combes And Villages Ordnance Map by The Homeland Association. Illustrated with a foldout map, photographs and drawings. Volume 35 of the The Homeland Handbooks series. Third edition, in paper wraps. The...

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c1910 Paris Heliotypes Views of Paris by E le Deley Photographs Scarce
c1910 Paris Heliotypes Views of Paris by E le Deley Photographs Scarce

Price: £150.00

A very scarce collection of photographs of Paris from the early twentieth century. Including views of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Musee de Cluny, Saint-Augustin and more.

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c1912 Beautiful Ireland Alex Williams Stephen Gwynn Illus
c1912 Beautiful Ireland Alex Williams Stephen Gwynn Illus

Price: £79.00

- Four volumes in one. 'Beautiful Ireland' was the partner publication of the illustrated travel guides 'Beautiful England'. This volume looks at Leinster, Ulster, Munster, and Connaught....

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c1919 The Scottish Geographical Magazine Edinburgh Number XXXV Maps Maclehose
c1919 The Scottish Geographical Magazine Edinburgh Number XXXV Maps Maclehose

Price: £150.00

A handsomely bound copy of the Scottish Geographical Magazine.Volume XXXV, 'The Edinburgh Number', with four articles relating to Edinburgh's history and topography.With 16 folding maps.Bound by Maclehose of Glasgow.The Scottish Geographical...

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c1920 2vol London Stories Life in London Illustrated Local Interest
c1920 2vol London Stories Life in London Illustrated Local Interest

Price: £49.99

A scarce and engrossing collection of tales of life in the city of London through history. With a folding frontispiece depicting a parade of influential figures in London's history, including Charles Dickens, Henry V, Samuel Johnson...

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c1921 8vol Our Beautiful Homeland Ernest Haslehust Illus
c1921 8vol Our Beautiful Homeland Ernest Haslehust Illus

Price: £190.00

A set of eight volumes of beautifully illustrated books about various historical towns in Britain. Complete in eight volumes. ‘Beautiful England’ was a popular series of illustrated...

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C1922 DERBYSHIRE Local History Guyana Archaeological
C1922 DERBYSHIRE Local History Guyana Archaeological

Price: £145.00

A collection of nineteen articles by Henry Kirk MA., BCL., dating from 1891 to 1922, the majority from the Derbyshire Archaeological and Natural History Society's Journal. With a number of illustrations and photographic plates. Henry...

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c1924 Our Own Country Cassell KENT Scrapbook Illus
c1924 Our Own Country Cassell KENT Scrapbook Illus

Price: £49.99

A fascinating collection of "Our Own Country" periodicals dating from approximately 1881 to 1882, bound together with scrapbook pages of illustrations of English views and landmarks. With various ink inscriptions of one Irene M...

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c1930 3vol Irish Names of Places P W Joyce Topography Etymology
c1930 3vol Irish Names of Places P W Joyce Topography Etymology

Price: £375.00

A complete set of this topographical reference work on Irish place names. Including chapters on The Irish Local Name System, Names Of Historical and Legendary Origin, Names Descriptive of Physical Features and much more. With...

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c1930 9Vol R.A.C. County Road Map and Gazetteer Maps Counties Topography
c1930 9Vol R.A.C. County Road Map and Gazetteer Maps Counties Topography

Price: £95.00

This is a nine volume set of R.A.C county road map and gazetteers.Published in various editions and runs from the 1920s through to the 1930s. Undated but adverts indicate the range of these volumes to be between 1928 and 1935.Volumes...

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c1930 Drives of Special Interest Issued by the Automobile Association
c1930 Drives of Special Interest Issued by the Automobile Association

Price: £90.00

A local interest book on various drives in the UK.Including: Drives From Weymouth, Drives From Lyme Regis, Drives From Yeovil etc.Issued by The Automobile Association.

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c1940 7vol Ward Lock Topographical Guides Southern England and Wales
c1940 7vol Ward Lock Topographical Guides Southern England and Wales

Price: £99.99

A collection of seven local guide books for southern England and Wales. Including:A Pictorial and Descriptive Guide to Bridport, West Bay, and South-West Dorset, Including Beaminster, Charmouth, Lyme Regis, Abbotsbury, Dorchester,...

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c1970 Facsimile Reprint Bibliotheca Patrum Latinorum Britannica Salisbury
c1970 Facsimile Reprint Bibliotheca Patrum Latinorum Britannica Salisbury

Price: £19.99

This is an amateur facsimile of this catalogue of books and manuscripts held in Cathedrals.Printed in German.Reprinted from the 1891-1908 editions and taken from Volume II, bound to show only the catalogue of Salisbury...

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