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(Bampton: The Friends of St. Mary's, Bampton, 2005). Republished with new illustrations. 258 x 210 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 124; contemporary photographs. Near fine condition. "Hughes-Owens was powerfully aware that the last memories of traditional rural life were fading before his eyes (he thanks 'many elderly parishioners, some of whom, alas, are no longer with us'),… Read more
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Old English Handbook

by Anderson, Marjorie, and Blanche Colton Williams

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(London: George Harrap, no date [1936]). 8vo; original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and in blind to upper cover; front endpaper map; pp. vii + (i) + 503; frontis. facsimile of Old English manuscript. Upper fore-corners of boards a little turned; spine very slightly crumpled at head; earlier owner's name signed on front pastedown; endpapers, edges and… Read more
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The Regency

by Richardson, Joanna

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9780001922907
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(London: Collins, 1973) 0001922904. 8vo; original purple boards, lettered in gilt on spine; price-clipped laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 144, incl. index; liberally illustrated with contemporary artwork, some of which in colour. Dustwrapper slightly rubbed with trace of edgewear, and sunned on spine panel; bump to top fore-corner of lower board; edges, endpapers and outermost leaves a bit foxed. … Read more
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(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988) 0521309751. Large 8vo; original grey boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xii + 302, incl. index; profusely illustrated, with some colour plates and many monochrome photographs. Earlier owner's discreet book label to front free endpaper. Near fine condition. "The books are intended for general readers and specialists, and for everyone interested in exploring… Read more
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(Cambridge: Printed for the College, 1980) 0950108537. Large 8vo; original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. viii + 183, incl. index; plates; figures; folding colour plan of the College and grounds. Very good condition. "But it is more than just a description of buildings, being also an absorbing account of the great effort… Read more
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(London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1896). Demy 8vo; original dark green cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and blind-stamped coat-of-arms to upper cover; pp. (x) + 232, incl. index; plates. Light wear to cloth; endpapers and outer leaves rather foxed, some light foxing elsewhere; pages opened, and rough fore-edge uncut. Good. As much a record of… Read more
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A History of Bedford School

by Sargeaunt, John, and Ernest Hockliffe

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(Bedford & London: F. R. Hockliffe & T. Fisher Unwin, 1925). Small 4to; (later?) blue rexine, lettered in gilt on spine; later endpapers; pp. xii + 260; folding map; plates. Upper hinge starting at head; quite foxed. Good condition. History of the famous public school for boys, founded in 1552. .
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cover of Catalogue of an Exhibition of Royal Plate from Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. By Gracious Permission of Her Majesty the Queen

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(London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office for the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1954). 212 x 138 mm; saddle-stitched grey card wrappers; pp. 51. Earlier owner's name in small, neat hand on upper cover; top fore-corner slightly bumped. Very good condition. "The gracious consent of Her Majesty to the holding of an exhibition of Royal Plate during her absence… Read more
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English Country Life in the Eighteenth Century

by Bayne-Powell, Rosamond

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(London: John Murray, 1937). 8vo; original green cloth, with lettering to spine, and horse-drawn coach device to upper cover; no dustwrapper; pp. xiii + (i) + 319, incl. index; plates. Cloth irregularly sunned, and slightly worn at extremities; discoloration and dent to lower board; earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper; moderate foxing throughout. Fair to good… Read more
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Victorian and Edwardian Brighton from old photographs

by Betjeman, John, and J. S. Gray

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(London: B. T. Batsford Ltd, 1972). Small 4to; original oatmeal boards; price-clipped laminated pictorial dustwrapper; unpaginated; 154 period photographs. Dustwrapper very slightly worn at head of spine panel; light foxing to endpapers and reverse of dustwrapper. Very good condition. "The earliest photographs in this book show Market Street and Duke Street as they were about 120 years… Read more
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London's natural history

by Fitter, R.S.R.

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(London, Collins, The New Naturalist, 1945). With 52 colour photographs by Eric Hosking and others; 41 black and white photographs and 12 maps and diagrams. Dustwrapper, foxed and a little frayed, original green buckram, unevenly faded, pp. xii + 282, plates, including some colour. Gift inscription on the front pastedown endpaper, text lightly browned, some light foxing on the endpapers,… Read more
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(Cape Town: Nasionale Pers, 1926). 245 x 185 mm; card wraps; pp. x + 101. This edition: David Hopwood, M.A., (Oxon): "The Place-Names of the County of Surrey including London in Surrey". Wraps a little worn on backstrip. Very good condition. .
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Quaint signes of olde inns

by Monson-Fitzjohn, G.J.

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(London, Herbert Jenkins, 1926). Ilustrated by C.M. Rounding. Small quarto, original pictorial orange cloth, a little soiled, pp. 157 + (3: publisher's advertisements), text-illustrations. Owner's name on the front free endpaper, uncut edges, some foxing on the preliminary pages and margins. .
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cover of Ralegh's Last Journey. A tale of madness, vanity and treachery

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(London, HarperCollins, 2003). 8vo; original black boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (xiv) + 242, incl. index. Mint condition. 'The ghost of Ralegh pursued the House of Stuart to the scaffold.' - G.M. Trevelyan. 'Ralegh dressed himself for the voyage, not in the shabby clothes he had been wearing, but in the fine costume that people expected of… Read more
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cover of Complete Lakeland Fells. Over 120 Classic Walks to all Fell Tops

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(London, Ted Smart/Harper Collins, 1994). 4to, laminated pictorial boards, pp. 288, crease to corner of pp. 235-240, lavishly illustrated with full colour photographs, maps and fact sheets. Very good condition. A breathtaking book, to be enjoyed at home as an appreciation of the fells, or studied minutely in preparation for the climbs. .
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Quantock life and rambles

by Smith, Edward H.

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(Taunton, Barnicotts Ltd., The Wessex Press, 2nd impression, enlarged, 1941). Original brown cloth, a little worn, lettering on the spine faded, endpaper map, pp. (xii) + 143, text illustrations, plates. Endpapers and text edges a little foxed. .
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The Liquidation of the British Empire

by Carrington, C.E.

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(London, George G. Harrap, 1961). 8vo; original blue cloth; price-clipped dustwrapper, somewhat soiled with small tear and the number "922" marked in ink; pp. 96; name of previous owner on front free endpaper; moderate foxing throughout. Good condition. "This book, by the Professor of British Commonwealth Relations in the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is based on… Read more
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(London, Swan Sonnenschein & Co., no date, circa 1890?). Translated, with notes, by Horace Walpole; and with additional notes, etc. by Sir Walter Scott and Mrs. Jameson. Original grey cloth, a little marked, edges slightly rubbed, pp. viii + 408, few illustrations. A little foxing; still good. .
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(London, Adlard & Son, Limited, 1938). Original red pebbled cloth, gilt, soiled, and with small stain on lower board, pp. 38 + (i) + 66. Some foxing throughout. .
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Portrait of Robert Walpole, Earl of Orford

by Walpole, (Sir) Robert

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(London, Harding & Lepard, Dec. 1, 1829). Total surface measures approximately 500 x 330 mm. The image area measures approx. 125 x 100 mm (not including the engraved caption below). Finely engraved (mezzotint??) India-paper proof. 'Robert Walpole, Earl of Orford. From the original of Jarvis in the collection of Thomas Walpole, Esqre. Drawn by Wm. Derby and engraved (with permission)… Read more
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