The Mad Librarian - We sell both scarce and decorative antiquarian books and first editions on all subjects. We offer a full money back guarantee and post out the next working day. All books are very carefully packed. Home of the Mad Librarian
Rooke Books - Scarce and decorative antiquarian books and first editions on all subjects | Rare Books
0 items
£0.00
View
This book has been sold

Six volumes of The County Books

General editor: Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald

1949-56 - London - Robert Hale Limited

8.5" by 5.4", various paginations

 

DETAILS

Six fully illustrated volumes from The County Books series.

Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and pictorial motif.

First Editions.

Comprises:

Sussex by Esther Meynell, undated.

Worcestershire by L. T. C. Rolt, 1949.

Hampshire and the Isle of Wight by Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald, 1949.

Cheshire by Fred H. Crossley, 1949.

Wiltshire by Edith Olivier, 1951.

The Lowlands of Scotland: Edinburgh and the South by Maurice Lindsay, 1956.

Each volume includes a frontis, numerous plates, and a fold-out map.

Worcestershire bears the bookseller label of G. C. Claridge on the front pastedown.

Brian Seymour Vesey-Fitzgerald (1900-1981) was a naturalist primarily known as a writer of books on wildlife, cats, and dogs.

CONDITION

The bindings are generally tight and firm. There is only some slight wear to the extremities, with just some slight bumping and marks to the boards. Internally the pages are generally clean with very occasional spots, prominent to the endpapers of Worcestershire and Hampshire. With significant offsetting to the endpapers of Sussex, Scotland and Cheshire. With a small ink stamp to the rear endpaper of Sussex and an inscription in ink to the front free endpaper of Hampshire. Overall the condition is very good indeed.


ADD TO BASKET

This book has been sold

What Our Customers Say...

Dmitrii, Russia

I received the books in perfect order. They are in great shape and I'm sure that my friend will be thrilled to receive them on her birthday. I'm happy with my purchase and am looking forward to buying more books from you.Thank you so much for all the work you've done to make this possible!

Garrett, USA

I received my book and just wanted to say that it arrived perfectly and in terrific shape. Thanks for sending!

Copyright © 2009 Rooke Books
Bespoke Software Development BathBespoke Software Development Bath

Telephone

+44 (0)1225 448831

Email

sales@rookebooks.com

What Our Customers Say...

This order showed up today and I wanted to say thank you for your assistance.

Scott, USA

Just a quick one to let you know that the book arrived yesterday ( Sunday ) via DHL. I am thrilled with it and exactly as you described. Thanks for great service.

Kathryn, Australia

Just received the books and your very kind accompanying letter. They are fantastic and I’m very impressed with how quickly I got them. Many thanks for all your help and I look forward to buying more gems off you!

Peter, UK

Just to let you know that my order has just arrived and I'm really pleased with the books. I hadn't realized these actually existed so am delighted to get them.

Frances, UK

Foredge Friday

 If you follow our social media feeds then you will know...

Ronald Searle

This week we are focusing upon the British artist and satirical...

Festive Works...

 With Christmas fast approaching, we have had a look at...

Book of the Week: 'The Bookseller of Kabul'

 We add many new listings to our website on a weekly basis....

Cooking and Baking

 With the ‘Great British Bake Off’ entering...

New in November...

We are constantly adding new works to our collection, and have...

Author Feature: Angela Carter

 This week we shall be focusing on a specific author. Known...

Bath Book Fair

 Next Saturday, 21st October, is the P.B.F.A Bath...

The Occult and Occultism

This week we are going to take a look at some of our works from...

Alfred Tennyson

 Today marks the 125th anniversary of Alfred Tennyson’s...

New in October...

Here are just a few examples of the many new books that have...

Banned Books Week

  The 24th-30th September marks 'Banned Books Week'....

Arthur Rackham

 The 19th September marks the 150th birthday of celebrated...

D H Lawrence

 The 11th September marks the birth of David Herbert Lawrence....

The Great Fire of London

 Tuesday 5th September marked the anniversary of the...

The History of Magic

Yesterday marked #19yearslater. For the muggles among us, the...

Recently added to our library...

          1970 The Journals...

Crime Fiction and Agatha Christie

 Agatha Christie is the best-selling female novelist of...

Educational Children's Books

 With the advancement of printing technology and the production...

Typography, Baskerville and the Oscars

 This post shall begin with a tenuous link to a seemingly...

The World's Fair and Great Exhibition

 In 1851 London hosted an international exhibition in Hyde...

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is a man who generally needs no introduction....

Winnie-The-Pooh Day and A A Milne

 Last week, the 18th January marked National 'Winnie -the-Pooh...

Blue Monday

Feeling a little downcast today? You’re not the only one....

Cosy Tales

 Given this chilly December air we have decided to discuss...

Science Fiction

 Last week the world saw the ‘supermoon’. The...

When is a book not a book?

 When is a book not a book? When it's a... No, this isn't...

Printing In A Time Of Revolution

Here at Rooke Books we have a large collection of interesting...

The Lesser Known Works of David Garrick

 David Garrick is known for his incredible influence on...

The Nonesuch Press

 'Don't judge a book by its cover' is an English idiom of...

Watermarks and Spurious Editions

 Paper. It’s been around since the 2nd Century AD,...

The Library of Hugh Selbourne

 Over the next few weeks our website will be seeing the...

Roald Dahl First Editions

Many of us have fond memories of the children’s books of...

The Darwin Legacy

 Charles Darwin is a figure who needs no introduction, but...

Elizabeth Greenly's Signed Letters of Horace Walpole

 As mentioned in our previous post, we have recently acquired...

The Regency Library of Elizabeth Greenly

 We have recently acquired several lots from the sale of...