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Image for The Guildhall of the City of London : Together with a Short Account of its Historic Associations and the Municipal Work carried on Therein

The Guildhall of the City of London : Together with a Short Account of its Historic Associations and the Municipal Work carried on Therein

By: Baddeley, Alderman Sir John James

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, 1939

Edition: Seventh Edition

Seller ID: 058670

Condition: Very Good


Revised and corrected to date in the Records Office, Guildhall and with a foreword to the seventh edition by A.H. Thomas. 211 pages plus a four page Epilogue. Clean, tight, glossy copy. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Highgate Cemetery (SIGNED COPY)

By: Bailey, David (introduction)

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Oxted, Surrey, Hurtwood Press: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the Photographer

Seller ID: 064824

ISBN: 0903696347

Condition: Near Fine


Beautifully photographed work capturing the essence of the North London Cemetery. SIGNED by the PHOTOGRAPHER to the title page. Clean, glossy, large format softcover View more info

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Historic Lincoln

By: Baker, F. T.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Norwich, Norfolk, Jarrold and Sons: 1983

Seller ID: 063974

ISBN: 0711700966

Condition: Near Fine


Glossy, stapled brochure giving a brief history, with illustrations, of the Lincolnshire county town. Clean, bright copy. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Discovering Hertfordshire

By: Baker, Mararet

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Tring, Herfordshire, Shire Publications: 1969

Seller ID: 014106

Condition: Very Good


A very good, clean copy of this book which lists seven road routes through Hertfordshire + 16pp of b&w plates and a brief gazetteer. 56pp. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Street and Place Names in Watford

By: Ball, Alan W. ( Borough Librarian )

Price: £17.50

Publisher: Watford, Hertfordshire, Watford Borough Council: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 064483

ISBN: 0903408023

Condition: Very Good


Now serves as a nostalgic look back at the Hertfordshire town of over forty-five years ago and beyond. Explains the reasons behind the naming of many roads and their history along with maps and b/w photographs. Clean, square hardback in a d/w - 104 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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A Short History Of Dunstable School 1888 - 1963

By: Bancroft, F.M. ( Compiled and Edited By )

Price: £32.50

Publisher: Dunstable, Bedfordshire, G. W. Parsons (Printer): 1963

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 063245

Condition: Very Good


40-page, stapled booklet giving a brief history of the Bedfordshire Grammar School. Includes local adverts of the day. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Durham County Local History : Journal 80

By: Banham, John (Secretary)

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Spennymoor, County Durham, DCLHS: 2015

Seller ID: 063551

Condition: Near Fine


With contributions from Rosemary E. Allan ( an appreciation of Frank Atkinson ), David Butler ( an obituary of Allan Seaman (1930-2015), Joseph M. Fewster on The Durham Act of 1763 and the Morpeth election of 1768 etc. Clean, bright booklet which appears unread - 111 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Wapping Group of Artists : Sixty Years of Painting by the Thames

By: Banning, Paul

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Rendlesham, Suffolk, Seafarer Books: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 066770

ISBN: 0954706250

Condition: Very Good


Looks at the life and times of the artists' society which has been hard at work, since being founded in 1946, recording the working life of London's dockland. Some faint sunning to page edges else a clean, glossy copy in an unclipped d/w protected in a plastic film - 95 pages including a list of the members from 1946 to 2005. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Search 16

By: Banwell Society of Archaeology

Price: £17.50

Publisher: Banwell, Banwell Society of Archaeology: 1980

Seller ID: 015707

Condition: Very Good


52pp. Illustrated with b&w photographs and drawings. Articles entitled - Our Museum; Final Call; End of a Line; Francis Keene; Boat Trip into History; Banwell Deer Park etc. View more info

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Search 17

By: Banwell Society of Archaeology

Price: £17.50

Publisher: Banwell, Banwell Society of Archaeology: 1981

Seller ID: 015710

Condition: Very Good


82pp. Illustrated with b&w photographs and drawings. Articles entitled - History from the Melting Pot, Timepieces in the Tower - a chronicle of the Church Clocks, The Original Entrance to Banwell Stalactite Cave, Canal Mania etc. View more info

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Brixham (SIGNED COPY)

By: Barber, Chips & Barber, Sally

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Devon, Obelisk Publications: 1996

Edition: Reprint

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 029899

Condition: Very Good


32 page stapled booklet being a guide and history to the Devon harbour town. Signed on the title page with the inscription "Best Wishes! Chips Barber". Illustrated with b&w photographs. A very good clean copy. View more info

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Barnett's Official Street Plan of Egham

By: Barnett

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Chadwell Heath, Essex, G. I. Barnett & Son Ltd.:

Seller ID: 061828

Condition: Good


Good clean, fold-out map, circa 1960s, together with road map of Surrey and plans of the London Boroughs and 'Miles from Egham' mileage chart. Includes many local adverts of the day. Cover price of Two Shillings and Sixpence. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Barnett's Street Plan of Watford and Bushey

By: Barnett

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Barking, Essex, G. I. Barnett & Son Ltd.:

Seller ID: 062795

Condition: Good


Clean fold-out map with a road map of Hertfordshire and a 'miles from Watford' mileage chart. Not dated - original cover price 15p. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Annals of Hampstead : Three Volumes

By: Barratt, Thomas J.

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, Adam & Charles Black: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 064776

Condition: Fair


Ex-library set with New College Library London bookplates on front pastedown of all three volumes - though no other library stamps or markings. Limited to 550 copies and signed by author. Bound in publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles and decorative ruling, crest motif to front boards. Splitting to cloth along spine edges of all volumes, and loss and wear to cloth at spine ends, and small stain to front cover of vol 2 - hence described as a fair set only. Internally text block is very clean. VOLUME 1: tissue-guarded frontispiece, 14 plates, many text illustrations, large folding map ), xxxv... View more info

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Old Waltham Abbey In Pictures

By: Bascombe, K. N. ( Compiled By )

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Waltham Abbey, Essex., Waltham Abbey Historical Society: 1999

Edition: Third Edition Revised

Seller ID: 061633

ISBN: 0904699072

Condition: Near Fine


24 page, stapled booklet showing old b/w photographs from a bygone age along with commentary. Prompt dispatch. View more info

Image for Local Walks - North and Mid Bedfordshire

Local Walks - North and Mid Bedfordshire

By: Basham, V. A.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Dunstable, Bedfordshire, The Book Castle: 1994

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 062533

ISBN: 1871199123

Condition: Very Good


25 circular walks through the North and Mid Beds countryside including Harrold, Odell, Felmersham, Sharnbrook, Riseley, Melchbourne, Yelden, Thurleigh etc. A very good clean, unread paperback - 160 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Local Walks - South Bedfordshire and North Chilterns

By: Basham, V.A.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Dunstable, Bedfordshire, The Book Castle: 1992

Seller ID: 048836

ISBN: 1871199417

Condition: Very Good


Selection of27 walks throughout South Beds and the Chilterns including:- Dunstable Downs, Totternhoe-Eaton Bray; Houghton Regis, Chalk Hill, Sewell, Hockliffe, Egginton, Stanbridge, Tilsworth, etc. A very good unread paperback which has small tear to margin of last page (no text affected. 133 pages. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Around Tring : The Second Selection

By: Bass, Michael; Fowler, Jill ( Compiled By )

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire, The Chalford Publishing Company: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 062532

ISBN: 0752410040

Condition: Very Good


Part of the Archive Photographs Series being a further selection of old photographs of the Hertfordshire town, compiled by popular demand from pictures and information supplied as a result of the authors' first book. Clean, tight copy - 128 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Longleat from 1566 to the Present Time

By: Bath Daphne

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Ukiah, CA, USA, The Longleat Estate: 1967

Edition: 5th Edition

Seller ID: 002008

Condition: Very Good


A history & guide to the Stately Home of the Marquess of Bath. Illustrated in colour and b&w. 53 pages + family tree of the Thynnes. Prompt dispatch. View more info

Image for Moor Park : With a Biographical Sketch of its Principal Proprietors

Moor Park : With a Biographical Sketch of its Principal Proprietors

By: Bayne, Robert

Price: £17.50

Publisher: Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, Burden and Moss: 1977

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 061257

ISBN: 0950605204

Condition: Very Good


An exact reprint of the author's text on Moor Park which was first issued in 1871. Some odd, light spotting to prelims else a clean, square hardback in a d/w showing light shelfwear & tear - 124 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info