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The Cornwall Blue Book 1935.

By: N/A

Price: £15.00

Publisher: 1935

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02068

Condition: Poor


This book is compleat but is in poor condition with broken spine rubbed and worn But is full of adverts of the period with a folding map on the rear of book very interesting book 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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The Story of Greenwich

By: Aslet, Clive.

Price: £16.50

Publisher: UK., Ted Smart Ltd: 1999

Edition: Book Club Edition

Sellers ID: 02953

ISBN: 185613556X

Condition: Very Good


Greenwich, the site of Britain's celebration of the new millennium, has been an emblem of British history for over a thousand years. Using beautiful colour illustrations throughout , Clive Aslet presents a beguiling and charismatic portrait of Greenwich and a history of England through the story of this unique English town. There is a birthday dedication on the front end paper,otherwise this is a clean book with a tight binding 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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History of Harlow

By: Bateman.h.Linley

Price: £14.00

Publisher: harlow, harlowdeveloment corporation: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 01606

Condition: Good


A soft back book in good condition .There is also a fold out map in the back. 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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Nature of Cornwall

By: Bere, Rennie.

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Barracuda Books Ltd: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03501

ISBN: 0860231631

Condition: Fine


This book is a comprehensive evocation of the county's wildlife, the first modern volume of its kind, informative, entertaining and a visual delight. The d/w/has been price clipped. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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The Lost Villages of England (History Handbooks)

By: Beresford, Maurice Warwick.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Sutton Pub Ltd: 1998

Edition: Reprint 1998

Sellers ID: 02242

ISBN: 0750918489

Condition: Very Good


Among existing villages in the English countryside are the sites of many others which have not survived, though six hundred years ago they were no different from their neighbours. This pioneering study locates the sites of England's 'lost' villages, describing the occasion of their depopulation and the character of those who destroyed them. Aerial photographs and ground plans of characteristic sites are included, together with maps to show the local distribution of lost villages. There is also a gazetteer, listing the villages by county. 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 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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West of England Market Towns

By: Colwell, Maggie

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, B T Batsford Ltd: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02149

ISBN: 0713427809

Condition: Very Good


Maggie Colwell's interest in these towns was heightened by her travelling when she was seeking subjects for her drawings which have been published in many national newspapers. For this book, she has revisited and newly visited hundreds of sites, seeking out the people, customs, and architecture which she has drawn and written about so vividly. The D/W shows light shelf wear and is price clipped. View more info

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An Unsentimental Journey Through Cornwall

By: Craik, Mrs.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., Patten Press: 1988

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 02484

ISBN: 0950768960

Condition: Very Good


This re-issued travel diary of over a century ago chronicles in delightful conversational style the progress of a lady author and her two nieces through the faraway land beyond the Tamar. The beautifully executed line engravings add significantly to the charm of this lovely volume. View more info

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The Book of Portsmouth

By: Cramer, James

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Barracuda Books Ltd: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03187

ISBN: 0860232441

Condition: Very Good


The Book of Portsmouth', tells the story of the place and its people with fresh insight, a great affection, and considerable style - enhanced by very many rare and fascinating illustrations. The rear D/W flap has been clipped. A good , clean and tight copy. View more info

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Memories of Old Lancashire

By: Dawn Robinson-Walsh

Price: £14.00

Publisher: UK, Aurora Publishing: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04780

ISBN: 1859260454

Condition: Near Fine


Many Lancastrians believe that Lancashire is a county under-rated by others. These photographs show that Lancashire in times past is not all as the stereotype allows and modern-day Lancashire is, of course, changing steadily, and is known today for its enterprise and culture more than its black pudding! There is light wear to the d/w extremities . View more info

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Hardy's Wessex Re-appraised

By: Denys Kay-Robinson

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, David & Charles: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03972

ISBN: 0715354167

Condition: Very Good


The wide scope of this book, covering every Wessex place-name mentioned in Hardy's prose or verse and known or believed to have a basis in fact, therefore provides a most original picture of this part of England., both as it is today, and as it was a century ago. The top of the text block is a little grubby, the map at the back is lightly speckled, the book is also covered in a clear plastic. View more info