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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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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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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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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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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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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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D-Day Dorset

By: Legg, Rodney

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., Dorset Publishing Company: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02696

ISBN: 0948699426

Condition: Very Good


Rodney Legg's compelling day -by -day chronicles of the momentous closing months of Dorset's war, incorporating much that has remained secret for half a century. View more info

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Vanishing Dorset

By: Wright, George

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK., Richmond House Editions: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03245

ISBN: 095600900X

Condition: Very Good


This is a fascinating little book, which is full of black and white photographs depicting countrylife and farming from 1986-2008 in rural West Dorset. 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