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Life on the Levels: Voices from the Working World

By: Anderson, Tony

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Birlinn Ltd: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03621

ISBN: 1841585041

Condition: Near Fine


For countless generations this beautiful area of Somerset has been home to unique practices, professions and inherited traditions evolved over many years. Illustrated with evocative and poignant photographs of the landscape. This book is both a study and celebration of the men and women whose lives have always been lived to the rhythm of life on the levels. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Moss, on Somerset

By: Arthur Moss ( Reverend)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, The Cannington Press: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03727

Condition: Fine


The local history of the area has benn Arthur Moss's special interest and this book is the result of long and detailed research during his Somerset ministry. It is a unique blend of scholarship and also eminently readable history and biography. It will surely fascinate all who love Somerset. The D/W shows light shelf wear to its panels and edges. A good, clean and tight little book. View more info

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Somerset Illustrated: The County's heritage in Prints & Drawings.

By: Ball, W. Ball

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Halsgrove: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03622

ISBN: 0861834364

Condition: Fine


This unique book opens a window onto the heritage of Somerset from the perspective of illustrators and engravers who worked mainly in the days before the photograph. They left behind a fascinating body of work to delight the eye and recall a past that might at first sight appear to have gone forever but. on closer inspection, has survived with vigour into the present day. There is wear to the top corners on the D/W and a few indents on the back. View more info

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Somersetshire: Highways,Byways and Waterways.

By: Barrett. C.R.B.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: UK, Bliss, Sands & Foster: 1894

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03028

Condition: Good


In wandering through Somerset the author has tried to show some of the archaeological remains, ecclesiastical buildings, quaint old manor houses that populate Somerset. The green hardcover in buckram shows usage to the head and base of the spine and board edges , the front and rear panels also show marks. The rough cut pages are tanned . the end-papers are heavily tanned. Still a good copy if a little tired. View more info

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Respectable Society: Bridport, 1593-1835

By: Basil Short

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, Moonraker Press: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04233

ISBN: 0239001613

Condition: Very Good


Originally Bridport consisted of two towns, the first probably saxon in origin, while the second grew up during the thirteenth century. the two-and-a-half centuries this book covers provides a fascinating story of the social life and the industry of this West Country town. The text is supported by 23 illustrations. A good, tight copy of this little book. View more info

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Batten's South Somerset Villages

By: Batten, John

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., Somerset Books: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03233

ISBN: 0861832701

Condition: Very Good


This book was first published in 1894. It charts the history of ten South Somerset villages from the Doomesday survey of 1086. This fascinating facsimile edition will make compelling reading for all those who live in, or appreciate this part of Wessex. A Good clean and tight copy. PLEASE NOTE; International economy shipping is by sea and may take upto 90 days to arrive. View more info

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Within view of Colmers.

By: Charlie Waterfall

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, C.Waterfall: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04639

Condition: Very Good


This is the chronicle of Country Life in the Simene Valley, Dorset There is light wear to the spine. View more info

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The Chilterns: A Little Souvenir (Little Souvenir Books)

By: Chris Andrews

Price: £10.00

Publisher: UK, Chris Andrews Publications: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04178

ISBN: 1905385692

Condition: Very Good


This ' Little Souvenir' series attempts to show something of the unique charm of The Chilterns in an attractive and portable form. this book also includes photographs and text from Colin Nutt. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Villages of Britain. The 500 Villages that made the Countryside.

By: Clive Aslet

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03679

ISBN: 1408883716

Condition: Near Fine


In Clive Aslet's compendium of five hundred English, Welsh and Scottish villages, each one has been chosen to put a single aspect of rural Britain under the spotlight: a country poet, a way of building, an agricultural innovation, a horrible death, a rare survival, or an exceptional person or event. Aslet revels in local history an anecdote, but also explores the villages as they are today. There are some marks to the fore edge of the text block. otherwise a near fine copy. View more info

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Villages of Britain: The Five Hundred Villages That Made the Countryside

By: Clive Aslet

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury UK: 2010

Edition: 6th Edition

Sellers ID: 04171

ISBN: 0747588724

Condition: Very Good


Villages of Britain is the history of the countryside, told through five hundred of its most noteworthy settlements. many of Britain's villages are know for their loveliness, but their role in shaping the nation over the centuries is relatively untold, drowned out by the metropolitan bias of history. The page edges of the text block are lightly foxed. otherwise a good tight copy. View more info

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Villages of Britain; The 500 Villages that Made the Countryside

By: Clive Aslet

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Postscript Books: 2016

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 04373

ISBN: 1408883716

Condition: Very Good


In this compendium of five hundred English, Welsh and Scottish villages, each one has been chosen to put a single aspect of rural Britain under the spotlight: a country poet, a way of building, an agricultural innovation, a horrible death, a rare survival, or an exceptional person or event. View more info

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Victorian Country Album: Photographs of Joseph Gale

By: Coe, Brian

Price: £16.50

Publisher: UK., Oxford Illustrated Press: 0

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03260

ISBN: 0946609640

Condition: Very Good


The photographs seen here in A Victorian Country Album are redolent of hot hazy summers of childhood as picture after picture depicts rose-covered cottages , and scenes from everyday life as the blacksmith, cutler, pedlar and knife grinder go unhurriedly about there daily business and families work in the fields haymaking. A good, clean and tight copy. PLEASE NOTE; International economy shipping is by sea and may take upto 90 days to arrive. View more info

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Local History for Beginners

By: Dunning Robert

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Phillimore & Co Ltd: 1987

Edition: 3rd Edition

Sellers ID: 02240

ISBN: 0850333776

Condition: Very Good


If you are interested in the local history of where you live , this book will help you to identify the most useful and accessible sources and explain them in a lucid and practical manner. View more info

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The Peak District

By: Edwards, K.C.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Godfrey Cave Associates Ltd: 1990

Edition: 3rd Edition

Sellers ID: 03234

ISBN: 1870630343

Condition: Very Good


This book is the general introduction to the region for naturalists. It presents a concise account of the Peak District's geological structure and history from ancient upheavals to the effects of erosion to-day.To many of the thousands of ramblers who visit the Peak District, here is a book by one who has trodden all the paths before them and can enhance their enjoyment of this National Park. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Bridgend (Photographic Memories)

By: Emma Hill

Price: £13.50

Publisher: UK, Frith Book Co: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03989

ISBN: 1859373860

Condition: Very Good


This brief history of Bridgend is based around the photography of Francis Frith and his employees, and so it does not claim to be a comprehensive history of the town's past. However, it supplies the reader with a brief but stimulating glimpse of Bridgend's intriguing history. There is a wide crease across the rear top corner. View more info

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Small Talk in East Sussex

By: Ester Maynell

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Robert Hale: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04586

Condition: Good


Within this book are to be found many country matters, some small, some more important, but nearly all concerning Sussex. In it is crystallised the fruit of all the years the author has lived in Sussex. The green boards are faded on its edges and spine, the text block is tanned and lightly speckled and the d/w has open and closed tears on the head of the spine and the front and rear panels, there is also wear down the crease of the spine. This book is still a tight copy. View more info

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Dreamstreets: A Journey Through Britain's Village Utopias

By: Jacqueline Yallop

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Jonathan Cape: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03790

ISBN: 0224098276

Condition: Fine


Looking at everything from sewage systems to sculpture, chocolate to coal, and free trade to electoral emancipation, this book is a personal exploration of why and how these village utopias came about, what they tell us about the past, and how they still resonate with us today. A fine , clean copy. View more info

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Swindon: the legacy of a railway town,

By: John Cattell; Keith Falconer

Price: £25.00

Publisher: UK, English Heritage: 2000

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 04347

ISBN: 187359254X

Condition: Very Good


In the pioneering days of early Victorian railway engineering the decision of Gooch and Brunel to locate an engine house and works just to the north of Swindon led to the creation of a sizable engineering enterprise and a new settlement. The Great Western Railway became by far the largest employer in the region and for more than a century the fortunes of the town were inseparably linked with the development of the railway. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Domesday Book: Somerset

By: John Morris

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Phillimore & Co Ltd: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04205

ISBN: 0850333687

Condition: Very Good


The Domesday Survey was arranged by counties, or shires, and so is the present edition. These are the ancient counties that survived with little change until 1974. There is a gift dedication on the front end paper A good , tight copy. View more info

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A History of Chester

By: Lee Fenwick, George

Price: £40.00

Publisher: UK, Phillipson and Golder: 1896

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03640

Condition: Fair


This is a fascinating and heavy book about the city of Chester from the perspective of a historian living in the 19th Century. The text is accompanied by black and white illustrations. The text block and endpapers are lightly foxed, the front endpaper is nearly detached from the spine. The red boards are worn to its edges and corners the head and foot of the spine is badly worn with tears along the spine hinge. this is still a readable copy View more info