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Six volumes of The County Books

General editor: Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald

1949-56 - London - Robert Hale Limited

8.5" by 5.4", various paginations



Six fully illustrated volumes from The County Books series.

Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and pictorial motif.

First Editions.


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.


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.


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