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The Archaeology of Kensington & Chelsea

By: Whipp, David

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Inner London Archaeological Unit:

Seller ID: 048043

Condition: Very Good


16 page stapled pamphlet outlining human activity in the capital's borough from the Old Stone Age until the end of the Middle Ages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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An Illustrated Historical, Statistical & Topographical Account of the Urban District of Enfield

By: Whitaker, Cuthbert Wilfred

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Enfield, Middlesex, The Enfield Preservation Society: 1969

Seller ID: 058361

Condition: Very Good


With maps of the District, and over 100 illustrations from engravings, original sketches, and photographs. Includes, laid, in, 3 Enfield Libraries blank postcards with views of Baker Street 1907, Enfield Town 1909, and Market Place 1890. Faint sunning to page edges else a clean, bright hardback in maroon boards with gilt emblem to cover and gilt lettering to spine - 400 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The History of the Church of St Mary the Virgin Weston Turville

By: White, Glynn

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Weston Turville, Buckinghamshire, St Mary the Virgin:

Seller ID: 062057

Condition: Near Fine


Clean, bright, 82-page stapled booklet recording the life and times of the church within the civil parish of Aylesbury Vale district. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Old Luton : A Collection of 145 Pictures

By: White, Harold

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Luton, Bedfordshire, White Crescent Press: 1974

Seller ID: 062963

ISBN: 0900804076

Condition: Good


A collection of 145 pictures showing Luton in days gone by. Previous owner's name inside cover and some light sunning to page edges else a good, clean, glossy copy - 80 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Natural History of Selborne and the Naturalist's Calendar

By: White, The Rev. Gilbert

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, GIbbings & Company: 1895

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 064854

Condition: Good


A new edition edited, with notes, by G. Christopher Davies. The author meticulously records his observations on the plants, birds and animals of this lovely part of Hampshire. Some light sunning to page edges else an internally clean copy in brown boards showing shelfwear & tear to spine ends - 470 pages including an index and a list of illustrations. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Cotswolds

By: Whiteman, Robin

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022571

ISBN: 0297794671

Condition: Very Good


Foreword by Jilly Cooper. Captures the essence and history of this area of outstanding natural beauty. Clean, bright copy with slight signs of shelf life including crease mark to rear cover. 160 pages including index. Next post dispatch from GB. View more info

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The Church of St. Mary of Ottery in the County of Devon

By: Whitham, John A.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, The British Publishing Company: 1972

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: 065745

Condition: Very Good


44 page, stapled booklet being a short history and guide and with a foreword by the Vicar. Clean, glossy copy. Prompt dispatch. View more info

Image for Victorian and Edwardian Hertfordshire from Old Photograpgs

Victorian and Edwardian Hertfordshire from Old Photograpgs

By: Whitmore, Richard

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, B. T. Batsford: 1985

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 042018

ISBN: 0713432233

Condition: Very Good


Making use of more than 60 collections, royal, private, commercial, and public, this book has assembled a corpus of pictures in which' the life of Hertfordshire is truthfully mirrored during the period from the 'forties to the death of Edward VII. A good hardback with a price clipped dustjacket. 120 pages with 145 black and white photographs. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Hertfordshire Headlines

By: Whitmore, Richard

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Newbury, Berkshire, Countryside Books: 1987

Seller ID: 062485

ISBN: 0905392957

Condition: Near Fine


A look at the news stories from the County's past which made the national press in their day. Illustrated in b&w. Clean, bright copy which appears unread - 128 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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A Brief History of the Hospital of Saint Bartholemew

By: Whitteridge, Gweneth, & Stokes, Veronica

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, The Governors of the Hospital of Saint Bartholomew: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 041119

Condition: Very Good


History of the famous London hospital founded in 1123, which is the only one of the mediaeval hospitals of London still to occupy the original site of its foundation. A very good clean hardback illustrated with numerous b.w. plates. 68 pages. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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A History of Huntingdonshire

By: Wickes, Michael

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, Phillimore & Co Ltd: 1995

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 025214

ISBN: 0850339537

Condition: Near Fine


As new, unread copy which shows signs of slightest shelfwear. Fully revised and updated edition which provides an enterrtaining account of the lives of the people of the now defunct county of Huntingdonshire and the heritage they left for those who live and work in the old county to this day. Illustrated throughout in b&w. A lovely copy. View more info

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Waiting for the All Clear : True Stories from Survivors of the Blitz

By: Wicks, Ben (compiler)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury Publishing: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 062486

ISBN: 0747506671

Condition: Very Good


Moving, evocative and even sometimes amusing recollections of the concentrated, seven-month onslaught on the capital. Clean, bright copy in an unclipped d/w - 209 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Bygone Bedford : A Collection of 163 Pictures

By: Wildman, Richard

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Luton, Bedfordshire, White Crescent Press: 1975

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 057466

ISBN: 0900804092

Condition: Reading Copy


Nostalgic look at scenes from Bedfordshire's county town dating as far back as the 1860s. Ring marks to front endpaper, faint sunning to page edges and light shelfwear to covers. Next post dispatch. View more info

Image for Greenhill from Village to Harrow Town Centre

Greenhill from Village to Harrow Town Centre

By: Wilkins, Harry

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, London Borough of Harrow: 1981

Seller ID: 058578

Condition: Very Good


Social history of the former English hamlet measuring approximately one mile square, which though still existing as a Parish has been swallowed by the inevitable encroachment of central Harrow, but which has a 650 year history being first mentioned in London Records in 1330. A very good clean large format paperback illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. 88 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Sussex

By: Willard, Barbara

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, B. T. Batsford Limited: 1969

Edition: Second Impression

Seller ID: 050663

ISBN: 0713400609

Condition: Good +


The author divides the county into segments, which she describes affectionately, quoting old epitaphs and anecdotes of past eccentrics, and imparting much local history, particularly of the villages and well-known personalities. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown and details to ffep else a good clean copy with some light sunning to page edges. Unclipped d/w shows light shelfwear and rubbing - 208 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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The Coming of a Town - the Story of Leighton Buzzard and Linslade

By: Willis, R, V.

Price: £17.50

Publisher: Luton, Bedfordshire, Author House: 1993

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 041597

ISBN: 095097630X

Condition: Near Fine


A story of the events and happenings in Leighton Buzzard throughout the ages, as opposed to a historical text book, it covers all aspects of life in the local community from earliest times to date of publication. 208 pages including index. A clean, crisp copy in unclipped protected dustwrapper. Small previous owner's sticker on front pastedown. Illustrated with b.w. photographs. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Family and Class in a London Suburb

By: Willmott, Peter & Young, Michael

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 061520

Condition: Very Good


An intensive study of a middle-class dormitory suburb in the 1950s which examines the influence of social class upon community life. Very good clean hardback in dustwrapper which shows signs of wear/tear with small loss to head of spine which has faded. 187 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Worcestershire (Cambridge County Geographies)

By: Wills, Leonard, J.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge at the University Press: 1911

Seller ID: 066888

Condition: Good


Good hardback with darkened spine. Map endpapers. 154 pages. Topographical and geographical analysis of the county including chapters on Size, shape boundaries; surface and general features; rivers; geology & soil; natural history; climate and rainfall; people, race population; agriculture; industry etc. View more info

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The Roman Villa at Bignor Sussex

By: Winbolt, S. E. & Herbert, George

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Chichester, Sussex, Moore & Tillyer: 1971

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 012755

Condition: Near Fine


18 page guide to the Roman Villa. Centre pages show a plan of the villa. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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I Never Knew That About London

By: Winn, Christopher

Price: £10.00

Publisher: St. Helens, Lancashire, Ted Smart: 2007

Seller ID: 066005

ISBN: 009191857X

Condition: Near Fine


Enthralling miscellany containing hundreds of fascinating facts. Clean, tight hardback in an unclipped d/w - 287 pages including indexes. Prompt dispatch. View more info