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Illustrated by Gavarni.
Hardback. A good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine and lettered in gilt on the upper board. A little wear to spine ends and edges. Some dulling/darkening to spine. All edges gilt. Gift inscription on front end-paper. 188 pages. 22 illustrations "designed and drawn on wood by Gavarni and engraved by Henry Vizetelly." [Note: The illustration for the chapter entitled "Easter and Whitsun Holidays" is lacking].
Published : Dean & Son, London,
Hardback.A good copy in green cloth with gilt decorated spine and upper board. Spine dull and some marking to boards. All edges gilt. Ownership inscription and bookplate. Pp.244. Engraved frontispiece and fully-illustrated title page by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"). (The 1849 first edition was issued without illustrations and in a plain binding). Amusing satirical sketches written while Lewis was at Trinity, Cambridge. He later became a barrister and MP.
Published : George Earle, London 1850, Second Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. In a very good dustwrapper which has one closed edge tear. A clean copy without ownership inscription, foxing or other internal marking. Pp.xl,723. 108 black and white plates. 8 colour plates + two colour illustrations on the dustwrapper. 225 figures. 60 maps and lists. A monumental work from the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments in Wales. "This outstanding popular reference work describes the development of Welsh domestic architecture from the late Middle Ages to the Industrial Revolution." [Please note this is a very heavy book which will require extra postage].
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London 1988, Second Enlarged Edition
A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 216pp. Many illustrations including colour. The story of fools throughout history at the English court.
Published : Sutton Publishing 1998, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. In a dustwrapper which would be very good but for fading to the red spine lettering. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 423 pages. Numerous illustrations throughout. Written and compiled by the staff of "The Luton News" this book was first published in 1947 and is the most comprehensive and fascinating account of Luton during the Second World War.
Published : Bedfordshire County Library 1982, Reprint
A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on spine. 322pp. Frontispiece and 14 illustrations. Introduction by the editor.
Published : Arrowsmith, London 1927, First Edition
Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper (just slightly bumped at foot of spine). A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xiii,281. 8 plates.
Published : Oxford University Press 1992, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Bevelled edges. Bookplate. Pp.x,258. Photographic frontispiece. Sadleir was a 16th century English statesman and diplomat. He was a Privy Councillor to both Henry VIII and Elizabeth I and was at different times Ambassador to Scotland and the jailer of Mary Queen of Scots.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1877, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in marbled boards with cream cloth spine. 500 copies. This copy unnumbered. Pp.xiii,65. Frontispiece. Facsimile of part of original manuscript. Throws light on the manners and customs of high society in the latter part of the 18th century.
Published : Oxford University Press 1928, First Edition
Illustrated by Herbert Railton.
Large 4to. A well-worn copy externally. Internally very good. Small gift inscription. Pp.xiv,291. 24 tinted lithographs. 29 black and white illustrations.
Published : J.M. Dent, London 1903, First Edition
Hardback. Nd. but c.1860. A good copy in maroon cloth with some superficial damp-spotting/fading to the spine and upper board. Pp.iv,200 + 66pp. advertisements and 2pp index to advertisements. Double-page map + 12 (of 13) illustrations lacking the illustration of Nonsuch Palace. An interesting early guide-book with fascinating advertisements.
Published : John Nelson Collingwood, London, First Edition
Hardback. A good copy in red blind patterned cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A little wear and tear to spine ends. No ownership inscription. Partly unopened. 354 pages. This work, which commences with a letter addressed to William Gladstone when Chancellor of the Exchequer, sets out suggested reforms to the Civil Service to enhance the efficient functioning of government in Britain.
Published : Printed for Private Circulation, London 1953, First Edition
Softback. A fair to good copy in paper covers which have tears and minor chipping to the spine. Previous owner's name at head of front cover. Some rusting to staples. 86 pages.
Published : Fabian Society , London 1920,
Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth letterted in gilt. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 182 pages. Edition limited to 425 copies. An account by an English barrister of a journey from London to Edinburgh in 1705. "The most interesting and valuable portion of the narrative is that in which the writer describes the part of Scotland through which he travelled, and the manners and customs of the people with whom he came into contact."
Published : William Brown, Edinburgh 1903, First Edition
A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 4to. 398pp. 4 colour plates. 43 monochrome plates. 205 figures. Describes over 500 monuments.
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Cardiff 1982, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. Dark green cloth. The spine has been replaced with red tape. Front hinges cracked. Some foxing. Inscribed presentation copy from the Earl of Verulam to the Earl of Dartrey with the latter's bookplate. 32 pages. Two colour plates. Includes King Henry VI's Instructions to his Ambassadors to the Duchess of Burgundy including Edward Grimston. The portrait of Edward Grimston (which belonged to the Earl of Verulam) was painted in 1446 and is one of the earliest English painted portraits. Includes Notes on Edward Grimston by A. W. Franks.
Published : J. B. Nichols and Sons, London 1870, First Edition
Softback. . A near fine copy. 704 pages. This is a facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1921. Includes a full list, with many short biographies, of all 26,000 persons appointed to the order up to Februrary 1921.
Published : Naval & Military Press, Reprint
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Pp.xiv,178. Numerous black and white illustrations. In a very good price-clipped dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear removable sleeve. A volume in the publisher's "English Life" series.
Published : B.T. Batsford Ltd., London 1967, Second Impression
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's brown cloth with title in gilt on front board and on spine. Endpapers browned. No inscriptions. Black and white frontispiece by Harold Oakley. 268 pages.Good plus dustwrapper which is a little chipped at head of spine and which is now protected in a removable cover.
Published : Cassell & Co.,Ltd., London 1921, First Edition
A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. Top edge gilt. Marbled end-papers. Ownership inscription. Some fore-edge foxing. Pp.vii,232. 6 portrait illustrations. Chapter4 headings include "The Prince Regent and the Royal Family", "A Famous Whig Hostess", "Queen Victoria's Mentor" etc.
Published : The Ambrose Company Ltd, London 1907, First Edition
Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.x,278. 125 black and white illustrations. "This penetrating new micro-study of Shropshire examines in detail the whole range of artefacts, images, structures, sites and landscapes which relate to manufactures or mines and their associated transport and social systems."
Published : Phillimore & Co 1996, First Edition
A very good copy in a good, slightly edgeworn, dustwrapper. Gift inscription. Pp.xxii,282. Many illustrations.
Published : Phoenix House, London 1965, First Edition
Hardback. A near very good copy in blind-stamped dark brown cloth lettered in gilt. Moderate wear to spine ends and edges. Pp.vii,416. Frontispiece and four plates of Lake District scenery. This is a work of fiction the profits from which were to go to the Church Missionary Society. There are three factual Appendices entitled "Brief View of the Plan and Operations of the British and Foreign Bible Society and of Kindred Institutions throughout the World;" "The Present Position and Future Prospects of the Church Missionary Society", and "Religious Tract Society, Instituted 1799; Its Principles, Objects and Operations".
Published : J. Hatchard and Son, London 1848, First Edition
Hardback. 24mo. A good plus copy with marbled boards and cord ties. Green cloth spine (rebacked).. Paper title label on upper board a little rubbed. Some rubbing to boards at tips. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Hand coloured frontispiece and many black and white illustrations. 137 pages + adverts. A nice tight copy.
Published : Field & Tuer The Leadenhall Press, London 1885,
Hardback. Nd. c.1968. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper which shows some edge-wear and some fading to the spine. Pp.xix,300. 19 illustrations. 4 maps.
Published : Cassell, London 1960, New Edition
A very good copy in a good dustwrapper with remains of a piece of sellotape across the foot. 167pp. 79 illus. This is the first full-length study of the English guide book.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1974, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 189 pages. Frontispiece and 22 illustrations. This is the diary, from 1820 to 1852, of the Reverend Francis Edward Witts, who was Rector of Upper Slaughter. It "throws new light on to a fascinating period of English social history."
Published : Alan Sutton 1978, First Edition
A very good copy. 115pp + 56 plates. The rubbings are classified and arranged in chronological order and date back as far as the 13th century.
Published : HMSO, London 1915, First Edition
A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.xii,397. A comprehensive picture of English genealogy in relation to English history.
Published : Clarendon Press, Oxford 1960, First Edition
Hardback. A good plus copy in a full leather binding which has been rebacked with new end-papers. Marbled edges and end-papers. Small ex libris label on front fixed end-paper. Pp.iv,454 + notes, itinerary and publisher's adverts. Folding map (with a tear without loss). Consists of a tour of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
Published : Darton, Harvey and Darton, London 1818, Ninth Edition
Hardback. Nd. Early 1870s? A good copy in brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Bevelled edges. All edges gilt. Some wear to board tips. No ownership inscription. Some foxing. Smallish ink? mark at foot of a few later pages. Pp.,182. 15 mounted photographs of which 12 are full-page with tissue-guards. Photograph available on request.
Published : Provost & Co, London, New Edition
A very good copy in quarter leather which is a little scuffed. Original paper covers bound in. Two bookplates. 119 pages. 12 illustrations including 3 folding. Tipped in is a small extract which appears to be from The Spectator of August 12, 1738: "On Saturday last some sailors went up the monument and placed a live turkey on the top thereof, which in a short time drew a prodigious number of gazers; by which means the press gangs in the street pick'd up a great number of proper persons for manning his Majesty's fleet"!
Published : Prepared and Printed Under the Direction of the City Lands Committee of the Corporation of the City of London 1893, First Edition
Illustrated by W.G. Blackall.
4to. A very good, bright, copy in black cloth decorated on upper board and lettered in gilt on spine and upper board. No ownership inscription and just a little light foxing to page ends. 154pp. 26 tissue-guarded illustrations.
Published : Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co, London 1921, Second Edition (Revised)
A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 256pp. 10 plates. 4 diagrams. First published in 1935. Part2 dealing with the modern industry has been completely rewritten for this edition.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1972, Revised Edition
A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 233 pages. 13 plates.
Published : Oxford University Press 1973, Reprint
A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 233 pages. 13 plates.
Published : Oxford University Press 1973, Reprint
Hardback. A good copy in the original green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A little wear at spine ends. No ownership inscription. Pp.xiii,198. 8 plates. 12 figures. Folding map. Chapters on Hertfordshire poets, fairs and markets, vertebrate fauna etc.
Published : Stephen Austin & Sons Ltd., Hertford 1931, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in light green cloth. Slight fading to spine. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.viii,161. Numerous illustrations. Coloured map end-papers. A volume in the Cambridge County Geographies series.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1919, First Edition
Hardback. A fine copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Bevelled edges. Pp.xi,328. Illustrated. This is a facsimile reprint of the second edition of 1882 and is limited to 500 copies.
Published : The Old Hall Press, Leeds 1986,
Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 425 pages (including two page list of subscribers) + errata page and several "Notes" pages. Numerous illustrations. Double-page map.
Published : Feather Bros., Keighley 1930, First Edition
Illustrated by Clare Leighton.
A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which shows a little minor edge wear and tear and very minor chipping. 119 pages. 8 woodcuts by Clare Leighton. This is an essay on the famous Thorn of Glastonbury.
Published : Peter Davies, London 1962, First Edition
Hardback. 12mo. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. Bevelled edges. No ownership inscription. A little edge foxing. One of only 250 copies. 84 pages. "The writer of this Journal being an educated and travelled gentleman, his observations do not lack merit and they are seldom dull".
Published : Thomson Brothers, Edinburgh 1897, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author as follows: "To Sir Compton Mackenzie the best known native of West Hartlepool from Robert Wood another native". Pp.xiii,354. Frontispiece and 16 plates. 9 maps.
Published : West Hartlepool Corporation 1967, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. 240 pages. Many colour illustrations.
Published : National Trust Enterprises Ltd., London 2000, First Edition
A very good copy in a good, complete and untorn dustwrapper which is faded to the spine (but leaving the lettering clear). Pp.xvi,523. 93 plates. 129 figures. Map end-papers. A compilation of Worth's writings on Dartmoor.
Published : David & Charles 1971, Reprint
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