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Image for A History of Middlesex : Volume VII. Acton, Chiswick, Ealing and Willesden Parishes

A History of Middlesex : Volume VII. Acton, Chiswick, Ealing and Willesden Parishes

By: Baker, T. F. T., editor

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press 1982: 1980

Book number: 56854

ISBN: 0197227562

Condition: Very Good


xx, 280 pp. Publisher's red cloth with gilt decoration to front board & gilt lettering to spine. No jacket. Minor marks to boards. Bookplate to front pastedown. Slight spotting to rear endpapers. Internally clean. Illustrations. Acton, Chiswick, Ealing, Brentford, West Twyford, Willesden. View more info

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Benjamin Brecknell Turner : Rural England Through a Victorian Lens

By: Barnes, Martin

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, V & A Publications 2001: 2001

Book number: 34805

ISBN: 0810965836

Condition: Near Fine


128 pp, illustrated in b/w View more info

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The Annals of Hampstead. In Three Volumes

By: Barratt, Thomas J.

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Lionel Leventhal Limited in association with The Camden History Society 1972: 1972

Edition: Facsimile Reprint

Book number: 49081

Condition: Near Fine


Three volumes. xxxvi, 306; xix, 299; xviii, 409 pp. Facsimile of 1912 edition. This set is copy no. 30 of an edition of 150 copies in the subscriber's edition. Numerous illustrations. Large folding plate in pocket at rear of vol. 2. Ribbon markers. The three volumes are in Fine condition in a slightly faded and marked VG slipcase. View more info

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The History of the Orkney Islands

By: Barry, George

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, James Thin / Mercat Press 1975: 1975

Edition: Facsimile

Book number: 48173

Condition: Very Good


[iv], viii., 509 pp folding map and plates. A very good facsimile of the original 1805 edition. Price clipped jacket and previous owner's bookplate on the front free endpaper View more info

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And So Make a City Here The Story of a Lost Heathland ( A Middlesex Medley )

By: Bate, G. E.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Hounslow, London, Thomasons 1948: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 48493

Condition: Near Fine


First Edition [viii], 463 pp. Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket. An uncommon title covering Syon, Osterley, Hounslow out to Shepperton and Harlington. Hardcover View more info

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Welsh Scenery from Drawings

By: BATTY, Captain

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, R, Jennings, Poultry 1825: 1825

Book number: 3985

Condition: Very Good


4to, unpaginated, a large paper copy, 35 engraved plates, protected by tissue, bound in full straight grained morocco with a blind stamped border to the boards, and some gilt decoration. All edges gilt, slightly worn at hinges and edges, but solid; Very good View more info

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Murray's Berkshire : Architectural Guide

By: Betjeman, John and John Piper

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, John Murray 1949: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 53089

Condition: Very Good


xii, 163 pp. Publisher's cloth in pictorial dust wrapper. SIGNED and inscribed by the author John Betjeman on the front endpaper : 'with highest hopes for the future & gratitude for the past & in memory of M. H. Baillie Scott, with love from John Betjeman." Dj chipped with slight loss. Front board marked & stained. Scattered foxing. Folding map. B&w photography throughout. View more info

Image for An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, Containing a Description of the Towns, Villages and Hamlets ... also an Account of the Antient and Present State of all the Rectories, Vicarages ... Containing the History of the City of Norwich ...Three volumes of five

An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk, Containing a Description of the Towns, Villages and Hamlets ... also an Account of the Antient and Present State of all the Rectories, Vicarages ... Containing the History of the City of Norwich ...Three volumes of five

By: Blomefield, Francis

Price: £500.00

Publisher: Fersfield / Norwich, N.p. 1739 / 1745 / [1769]: 1739

Book number: 56344

Condition: Good


Volumes one to three (of five). (iii), 808; (iv), 913; 678 pp. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards. Raised bands to spine with gilt-lettered leather title labels. Wear to spine ends and boards rubbed & edgeworn. Tear to title-pages of vols. 1 & 2 with slight loss. Lacks title-page to vol. 3. Internally clean. With plates, in-text engravings and folding genealogical tables. List of subscribers. All bindings firm. Blomefield died while writing volume three and p. 678 and vols. 4 & 5 are written by Charles Perkin. In Good to VG condition. View more info

Image for An Inquiry Into the Origin and Limitations of the Feudal Dignities of Scotland [bound together with] Remarks on British Antiquities; Viz. 1. The Origin and Ceromony of Judicial Combats.  2. The Solemnities of Ancients Writs. 3. The Ancient and Modern Use of Armorial Figures.  4. The form of Funeral Service

An Inquiry Into the Origin and Limitations of the Feudal Dignities of Scotland [bound together with] Remarks on British Antiquities; Viz. 1. The Origin and Ceromony of Judicial Combats. 2. The Solemnities of Ancients Writs. 3. The Ancient and Modern Use of Armorial Figures. 4. The form of Funeral Service

By: Borthwick, William

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, William Gordon 1775 & 1776: 1775

Book number: 32443

Condition: Very Good


2 volumes bound as one. 1st work "Feudal Dignities", 1775 , 82 pp, + [ii] publishers catalogue. 2nd work "Remarks on British Antiquities", 1776 , viii, 144 pp. Half modern tan morrocco with gilt lettering on spine. Very tiny amount of foxing, and then largely confined to the extremities of f.e.ps. Corners a bit bent, otherwise very good copy indeed, both uncut copies. View more info

Image for Grinling Gibbons and His Compeers Illustrtated By Sixty Phototypes of the Principle Carvings in the Churches of Saint James's Piccadilly and Saint Paul's Cathedral

Grinling Gibbons and His Compeers Illustrtated By Sixty Phototypes of the Principle Carvings in the Churches of Saint James's Piccadilly and Saint Paul's Cathedral

By: Bullock, Alfred .E.

Price: £120.00

Publisher: London, J. Tiranti & Co 1914: 1914

Book number: 38249

Condition: Very Good


pp, [vi], + 61 b/w plates., Bound in a black half morocco with green cloth boards. Contents a little tanned, and some foxing to the margins of the pages, but this is limited in extent View more info

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A Bachelor's Rambles Through the British Isles

By: Butler, Chas J

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Camden N J, Louis B Cox (printed By) 1895: 1895

Book number: 40198

Condition: Very Good


206 pp., Gilt lettered publisher's cloth, minor rubbing to head and foot of spine. Minor foxing to endpapers, clean otherwise. View more info

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The Colleges of Oxford and Cambridge

By: Cairns, Brian

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, The Ariel Press 1963: 1963

Book number: 55901

Condition: Very Good


67, plus plates, pp. Folio measuring 30cm x 41cm. Paper wrappers in dust jacket. Dj torn & edgeworn. Internally clean. With 36 reproductions in colour and monochrome from 19th century prints and 16 drawings by Brian Cairns. View more info

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The History of Wales : To Which is Added, A Description of Wales by Sir John Price

By: Caradoc of Llancarvan, translated into English by Dr. Powell and augmented by W. Wynne

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Merthyr Tydfil, Printed by W. Williams 1812: 1812

Edition: New Edition

Book number: 54120

Condition: Good


xxxiii, xlvi, 394 pp. Contemporary half brown morocco over marbled boards. Raised bands to spine with gilt panels and lettering. Marbled endpapers and edges. Spine and boards rubbed with wear to extremites. Front hinge very weak. Scattered foxing. Frontis engraving. Folding chart and two folding maps at rear. View more info

Image for Lincolnshire. An Accurate Map of Lincolnshire, Divided Into Its Wapontakes. Laid Down From the Best Authorities and Most Approved Maps & Charts...

Lincolnshire. An Accurate Map of Lincolnshire, Divided Into Its Wapontakes. Laid Down From the Best Authorities and Most Approved Maps & Charts...

By: Carington Bowles and Eman. Bowen

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, Printed for R. Sayer at the Golden Buck in Fleetstreet [and] Carington Bowles in St. Paul's Church Yard N.d. [c. 1750]: 1750

Book number: 51934

Condition: Very Good


Original map in slipcase. Measures 54cm x72cm. Linen-backed folding dissected map. In original marbled paper-covered slipcase. Slipcase rubbed and worn with slight loss to extremities but firm & complete. Hand-coloured outlines to map. Paper label stating 'New Publications 1782' overlaid onto rear of slipcase. 'Illustrated with Historical Extracts relative to the Air, Soil, Natural Produce, Manufactures, Trade & present State of its principal Towns.' Uncommon. Map in Very Good condition. View more info

Image for Cary's New Map of England and Wales with Part of Scotland on Which are Carefully Laid Down All the Direct and Principal Cross Roads, the Course of the Rivers and Navigable Canals, Cities Etc Etc etc.........

Cary's New Map of England and Wales with Part of Scotland on Which are Carefully Laid Down All the Direct and Principal Cross Roads, the Course of the Rivers and Navigable Canals, Cities Etc Etc etc.........

By: Cary, John

Price: £600.00

Publisher: London, J Cary 1794: 1794

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 41000

Condition: Very Good


81 double page sheets as called for. AEG. Handsome contemporary red straight grained full morocco binding with blindstamped borders. Fully functioning metal clasps on foredge. Contents good and largely clean. Some scattered minor foxing here and there, the occasional small tear and minor crease, but all maps generally in wonderfully good order. Corners bumped, edgewear and rubbing to binding. View more info

Image for Cary's Traveller's Companion or a Delineation of the Turnpike Roads of England and Wales

Cary's Traveller's Companion or a Delineation of the Turnpike Roads of England and Wales

By: Cary, John

Price: £650.00

Publisher: London, John Cary 1814: 1814

Book number: 46359

Condition: Good


946 pp, 41 maps coloured in outline plus the environs of london map but lacking yorkshire map, soft brown leather with flap and gilt lettered spine which is worn, book is detached from front cover at spine and has foxing and marks to pages, a bookplate on f.e.p. name in ink dated 1816. View more info

Image for The History and Antiquities of Richmond, Kew, Petersham and Ham, Etc.

The History and Antiquities of Richmond, Kew, Petersham and Ham, Etc.

By: CHANCELLOR, E. Beresford

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Richmond, Hiscoke and Son 1894: 1894

Edition: Signed Limited Edition

Book number: 47447

Condition: Very Good


xxx, 410, lii pp. Original gilt-lettered green cloth. Top edge gilt. Subscriber's copy no. 84 numbered and signed by the author. Spine ends slightly edgeworn. Corners lightly bumped. List of subscribers at rear with additional subscriber leaf tipped in. Errata leaf bound in. Plates, in-text illustrations and folding map. Solid VG copy. View more info

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Christ Church, Oxford

By: Chancellor, E. Beresford

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Bemrose and Sons 1891: 1891

Book number: 51496

Condition: Good


(vi), 21 pp. Original cloth with gilt lettering to front board & spine. Top edge gilt. Wear to extremities and spine ends. Boards marked. Slight spotting and browning to leaves. Subsciber's copy. With six full-page etchings by Val R. Prince. Uncommon title. Good condition. View more info

Image for Isis and Thamesis : Hours on the River from Oxford to Henley

Isis and Thamesis : Hours on the River from Oxford to Henley

By: Church, Alfred J.

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Seeley & Co. 1886: 1886

Edition: Limited Numbered Edition

Book number: 53243

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition. This is copy no. 81 of an edition on large paper limited to 100 copies and printed with proofs of the plates. 65, (2) pp. Later quarter dark green leather over green cloth. Dark green gilt-lettered leather title label to front board. Top edge gilt. With twelve full-page engravings and numerous in-text vignettes. Title-page engraving. A VG copy. View more info

Image for The Temple of the Goddess Covetina at Procolitia Northumberland

The Temple of the Goddess Covetina at Procolitia Northumberland

By: Clayton, John

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Newcastle Upon Tyne, A Reid 1878: 1878

Book number: 46961

Condition: Very Good


[colour frontis], [2], 49, pp., Illustrated with colour and b/w plates. Rebound in a brown buckram and protected by a green cloth slipcase. Associated letter bound in after title page. A spot or two of foxing. View more info