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Akenfield: POrtrait of an English Village
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Akenfield: POrtrait of an English Village

By Blythe, Ronald

1959. First US edition stated, and first state with copyright line crossed out by pub. Aqua cloth binding, gilt titles, yellow topstain. A fascinating interview/survey and study of the lives of the inhabitants in a small English village during the era of publication. Contents arranged by occupation. Book very good with edge spotting, darkening to pastedowns. DJ also very good with edgewear and curling. 286 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$45.00

Portrait of a Marriage: V. Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson
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Portrait of a Marriage: V. Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson

By Nicolson, Nigel

Atheneum, 1973. Stated first edition, 1973. Blue cloth, gilt titles, red topstain. Illustrated with B&W photos and other graphics on coated paper. The complex and intriguing relationship between Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson. Book very good with slant to spine, some fading to topstain. DJ alsov ery good with edgewear, one tissue-repaired tear at back panel. 249 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$35.00

South London
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South London

By Besant, Sir Walter

New York, New York: Frederick A. Stokes Co., 1898. First US edition. Green cloth with gilt titles and decoration, top edge gilt. No DJ. With Frontispiece etching by Francis S Walker and 119 B&W illustrations. A historical 'walking tour' of the area, from the time of settlement to publication and with a focus on public sites and monuments, some still surviving at the time of publication. Book very good with wear to spine-ends, and edges of front board, stress spots to sewn binding. 332 pp.. . 1st Thus.. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$65.00

Old Inns
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Old Inns

By Aldin, Cecil

William Heinemann, 1925. Third printing, 1925. Black cloth, gilt titles, yellow topstain. Sewn binding. No DJ. With color and B&W illustrations by the author, who travelled around the country sketching many venues, copying others from old drawings. His account of his travels is also quite interesting. Book very good with a couple of pulled signatures, some oilspots to cloth at front, wear to boards at edges. Christmas gift inscription on ffep. 149 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$85.00

The Royal Palaces
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The Royal Palaces

By Howard, Philip

Boston, MA: Gambit, Inc., 1970. Blue cloth, red/gilt titles block at spine, red topstain, pictorial endsheets. Stated first printing. With numerous B&W photoplates and drawings on coated paper. 'The story of the homes of the Kings of England,' with a chapter devoted to each residence. Book very good with gift inscription to ffep, light edge soil. DJ also very good with edgewear and curling but no significant tears. 276 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$25.00

Victoria & Albert Museum Guide
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Victoria & Albert Museum Guide

By Bryant, Julius

U.S.A.: V & A Publications, 1986. First edition (FP). A nicely-produced guidebook with color photos and some detailed descriptions of notable works from the collection. Arranged by gallery, location maps included. A very good copy with owner signature to ffep, some rubbing to cover, edgewear. 131 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$25.00

Lyme Regis Walkabout
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Lyme Regis Walkabout

By Chapman, Chris; Clayton, Peter

U.S.A.: Serendip Fine Books, 1975. First printing (P, Y). With B&W drawings by Frances Whistler. A guidebook to the town and surrounding area. Centerfold map included. Very good with corner crease to one page, a very small stain. 48 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$20.00

The Earl of Burlington and William Kent
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The Earl of Burlington and William Kent

By Wittkower, R.

York Georgian Society, 1948. Staplebound pamphlet. York Georgian Society Occasional Paper Number Five, Illustrated. Author makes the case that the Earl was not a dilettante, as previous accounts have characterized. Centerfold supplement of related photos, portraits, architectural drawings on coated paper. Very good with some damp-rippling to a few pages. 28 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$25.00

The Dardanelles Disaster: Winston Churchill's Greatest Failure
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The Dardanelles Disaster: Winston Churchill's Greatest Failure

By Van Der Vat, Dan

U.S.A.: Duckworth Publishing, 2009. First printing. Center photoplate supplement on coated paper. The British navy's failure to reopen the Dardanelles was a key point in WWI, and is the subject of this readable study. Author has written other books on naval history. Book, printed in the UK, very good plus with the usual aging to paper, remainder mark to bottom edge. DJ near fine. 226 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$20.00

Inventing Irish America: Generation, Class, and Ethnic Identity in a New England City, 1880-1928 (The Irish in America)
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Inventing Irish America: Generation, Class, and Ethnic Identity in a New England City, 1880-1928 (The Irish in America)

By Meagher, Timothy J.

U.S.A.: Univ of Notre Dame Pr, 2000. Second printing, 2002. Inscribed on half title page. Some B&W photos in text. Author explores the ethnic history of his native city of Worcester, MA. Chapters devoted to first and second generation Irish-Americans, the Irish participation in local politics and other relevant topics. Extensive Chapter Notes included. Book unread, near fine with tiny bump at top foreedge. 523 pp.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$45.00

Bibliography and priced catalogue of early railway books (1893)
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Bibliography and priced catalogue of early railway books (1893)

By COTTERELL, S.

David & Charles, 1969. A facsimile reproduction of the first major catalogue of second-hand railway books. The author/compiler later founded an antiquarian book business. First printing of this edition. Contents arranged chronologically and with some B&W spot illustrations. Book near fine with little wear. DJ very good plus with a bit of edgewear to folds. 128 pp plus title and subject indices. . 1st Thus. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$30.00

With Malice Toward Some
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With Malice Toward Some

By Halsey, Margaret

Simon & Schuster, 1938. First edition (NAP). Blue cloth, gilt titles, red topstain, illustration inset to front. With charming line drawings by Peggy Bacon. An essay/diary of the author's account of her time in the UK. Book near fine with little wear. DJ very good minus with various edgewear, chips/tears and creases. Although a first, a BOMC pamphlet about written by Margaret Canfield the book is laid in. 278 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$50.00

The Call of England
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The Call of England

By Morton, H.V

Robert M. McBride & Co., 1931. Probable third printing, 1931. Tan cloth, brown/gilt titles, monochrome photo endsheets. The companion volume to In Search of England. Book very good with dime-sized surface tear to ffep, else clean, binding secure. DJ very good minus with 1/4-1/2 in. loss to spine-ends, surface tear to front panel, wear to folds. 276 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$45.00

A Seaman\'s Pocket-Book
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A Seaman's Pocket-Book

By Lords Commissions of the Admiralty

London, U.K.: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1943. B.R. 827, published June 1943. Blue cloth spine over stapled hardboard. No DJ as issued. An illustrated pocket digest of instructions and useful nautical information. Drawings mostly B&W, flags and other pertinent drawings in color. Very good with wear and stains to cover, staple loosening at back bottom board. Contents clean and free of markings. Price of 1s / 3d on cover. Back cover code of S.O. 20-127. 120 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$35.00

The Great Silence: Britain from the Shadow of the First World War to the Dawn of the Jazz Age
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The Great Silence: Britain from the Shadow of the First World War to the Dawn of the Jazz Age

By Nicolson, Juliet

Grove Press, 2009. First printing. Two B&W photo supplements on coated paper. The daughter of Nigel Nicolson (Sissinghurst and other titles) investigates the social climate in Britain following the devastating events of WWI. A near fine copy in like DJ. 302 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$20.00

British Battles and Medals
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British Battles and Medals

By Gordon, Major L.L.; Edward C. Joslin

London, U.K.: Spink & Son, 1971. Fourth edition, 1971, evident first printing thus. Green cloth, gilt titles. No DJ. With prefaces to the 2nd and 3rd editions by Maj. Gordon and a Foreword to the 4th by David F. Spink. Contents arranged by medal type and chronology. Contains numerous B&W photos of medals and one color fold-out of ribbons. Book very good and evidently unread with a 2-inch spill-stain to top of back board and top edge.Contents otherwise clean. 440 pp.. 4th Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$65.00

The Great Hunger
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The Great Hunger

By Wodham-Smith, Cecil

Harper and Row, 1962. Green cloth, gilt titles. Likely second printing, with $6.95 price on flap and 0263 code beneath. The story of the great potato famine of the 1840s that killed a million Irish peasants and caused a flood of immigrants to the US and elsewhere. With a photoplate section on coated paper and a fold-out map of Ireland in 1848. Extensive references/chapter notes. Book very good plus with owner address stickers to pastedowns, notation of 'Christmas 1963' on ffep. DJ likewise very good with a couple of small surface abrasions, minor wear to spine-ends, folds. 510 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$45.00

Spital Tongues
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Spital Tongues

By Taylor, Olive

Newcastle, U.K.: Newcastle City Libraries & Arts, 1993. Staplebound pamphlet. The history of this area in Newcastle that once was home to various health and related facilities. With numerous B&W historical photos. Very good plus with some sticky substance to part of front cover. Scarce. 24 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$30.00

Industrial Architecture of Cornwall
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Industrial Architecture of Cornwall

By Curnow, W.H

Truro, U.K.: Tor Mark Press, 1969. Date approximate, no date given. Staplebound pamphlet with color cover and B&W photos in text. Cover mainly architectural structures related to the mining industry. Near fine with price sticker on back. 32 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$15.00

S.E. 5a Vol 1 No 6
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S.E. 5a Vol 1 No 6

By Bourget, Charles L

West Roxbury, MA: World War I Aero Publishers, Inc., 1966. A brief survey of this RAF model, including photos, specs/diagrams and Bibliography. Very good with sunning to cover, bump to lower binding edge, original price blotted out by publisher. Not ex-library. Scarce. 24 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$45.00

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