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Image for By Bothwell Banks - Some Chapters on the History, Archaeology and Literary Associations of the Uddington and Bothwell District

By Bothwell Banks - Some Chapters on the History, Archaeology and Literary Associations of the Uddington and Bothwell District

By: Henderson, George & Waddell, J. Jeffrey

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Scotland, D. Hobbs & Co.: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015376

Condition: Good


Green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. 260pp. Top edge gilt. Other edges untrimmed. Long stain to front board (see photo). Cloth worn to spine strip at both ends of spine. Previous owner's details on front fly leaf and again on rear of frontis. Frontis is of Bothwell Castle. Opening to guttering at beginning of chapter one & again between pages 80 & 81- otherwise binding is sound. Occasional foxing spots. Numerous illustrations to the text. A good, clean copy of this hard-to-find title which paints a rich history of the local area. of Bothwell and Uddington. View more info

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Lancashire

By: Hewlett, E.G.W.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Oxford at the Clarendon Press: 1922

Seller ID: 055209

Condition: Good


Stain to front cover else a good clean copy of this history of Lancashire - part of the Oxford County Histories series. 256 pages including index. View more info

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Parish Church of Saint John the Baptist, Cirencester

By: Hill, Canon Rowland, E.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Norwich, Norfolk, Jarrold & Sons: 1971

Seller ID: 032368

ISBN: 0853062951

Condition: Very Good


Small 16 page stapled booklet being a guide and history to the church. A very good clean copy illustrated in colour. View more info

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The Story of Henley

By: Hollingworth, Geoffrey

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Newbury Park, CA, USA, Local Heritage Books: 1983

Seller ID: 026575

ISBN: 086368002X

Condition: Very Good


Guide to the history of the famous Oxfordshire town of Henley on Thames. 56 pages + adverts and index. Illustrated in b&w. Flamboyant gift inscription on front end paper whose imprint has pushed through onto the title page. Otherwise a very good clean copy of this now hard-to-find title. View more info

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Hedges and Local History

By: Hooper, M. D.

Price: £17.50

Publisher: London, Bedford Square Press: 1979

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 052751

ISBN: 071990823X

Condition: Very Good


36 page stapled booklet which hopes to encourage local historians and botanists towards joint studies of hedge-banks from which they will gain further knowledge of Dr. Hooper's method in anticipation of learning more about the history of their areas. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Through Visitors' Eyes - a Bedfordshire Anthology

By: Houfe, Simon (editor)

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Dunstable, Bedfordshire, The Book Castle: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 058958

ISBN: 187119945x

Condition: Good


Impressions of Bedfordshire from visitors who toured the county between 1600 and 1930 taken from journals, letters, diaries, poems , novels and travelogues and building a unique insight into a wide cross-section of country life over the centuries. 237pp. Gift inscription (in child's handwriting) on front endpaper and dustwrapper shows signs of light shelfwear. Else a very good clean hardback. View more info

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Myths & Witches, Puzzles & Potions

By: Houghton, John

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Dunstable, Bedfordshire, The Book Castle: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 029808

ISBN: 1871199824

Condition: Very Good


True stories of events and personalities in the four shires of Mid-Anglia: Bucks, Beds, Herts and Northants. A very good clean copy which has some light creasing to covers and slight taint of smoke. View more info

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Twice upon a Time : North Buckinghamshire Tales

By: Houghton, John

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Dunstable, Bedfordshire, The Book Castle: 1998

Seller ID: 064348

ISBN: 1871199093

Condition: Very Good


Fifteen short stories set in and around North Buckinghamshire - including tales of a Hi-jack, of a desperate death in a ditch near Stony Stratford and a copycat version of the Great Train Robbery. A very good clean unread paperback. 89 pages. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Buckinghamshire Murder & Crime

By: Houghton, Scott

Price: £6.00

Publisher: The History Press: 2014

Seller ID: 060212

ISBN: 0752487701

Condition: Very Good


Cases of robbery, murder and self-destruction illustrated with a wide range of archive material and modern photographs. Very good clean paperback. 128 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

Image for Hatter Goes Mad! : Luton Town Footballers, Officials and Supporters Talk to a Female Fan

Hatter Goes Mad! : Luton Town Footballers, Officials and Supporters Talk to a Female Fan

By: Howells, Kristina

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Dunstable, Bedfordshire, The Book Castle: 1997

Seller ID: 065903

ISBN: 1871199581

Condition: As New


Highs and lows in the history of Luton Town FC as told to a young female fan by, amongst others, Mick Harford, Bob Morton, Brian Stein, Trevor Peake, Steve Foster, Paul Walsh, etc As new, unread paperback. 95 pages. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Discovering Local History

By: Iredale, David

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, Shire Publications: 1978

Seller ID: 013416

ISBN: 0852634013

Condition: Very Good


64pp including index. Illustrated with b&w photographs. No 158 in the Discovering series. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Shropshire Word-Book - A Glossary of Archaic and Provincial Words used in the County

By: Jackson, Georgina F.

Price: £252.50

Publisher: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Trubner & Co: 1881

Seller ID: 042666

Condition: Good


The author spent nearly a decade compiling this volume of local words used throughout Shropshire travelling the breadth of the county to collect words from old people in their cottages, wheelwrights, butchers etc and then also various people from the many districts within the county helped her to authenticate the information she had gathered. The date on the title page is 1879 but to the rear of the book there is a chapter called Last Words which explains that this particular volume was issued two years later and includes her subsequent compilations. Bound in green cloth boards with lea... View more info

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The Story of St. Albans Abbey

By: Jarvis, Geoffrey

Price: £12.50

Publisher: St. Albans, Hertfordshire, Not Stated: 1995

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 029881

Condition: Very Good


32 page stapled booklet being a brief guide and history to the Hertfordshire abbey. Contains b&w illustrations. A very good clean copy. View more info

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The Parish Church of St. Mary Dedham

By: Johnston, Canon A.R.

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Norwich, Norfolk, Jarrold: 1971

Seller ID: 012712

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated throughout in colour and b& w. A guide to the history of the Essex Church. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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A Brief Survey of the History of Bisham Church, Berkshire

By: Jones, H. A. (compiled by)

Price: £10.50

Publisher: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, Frier & Hayter (printers):

Seller ID: 032178

Condition: Good


Small 16 page stapled booklet being a guide and history to the Berkshire Church which stands on the banks of the River Thames. 4 b/w photographs by Cyril Roberts. White covers are slightly soiled but internally clean. Undated but last date in book is 1945. View more info

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The Story of All Saints the Parish Church of Bisham

By: Jones, H.A. (Revised By Sim, H. Douglas)

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Marlow, Buckinghamshire, Precision Press: 1972

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 066769

Condition: Very Good


Small 20 page stapled booklet being a guide and history to the Berkshire church which was founded in the twelfth century. Illustrated with 5 b.w. photographs. A very good clean copy. View more info

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The Roman Theatre of Verulamium

By: Kenyon, Kathleen M.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: St. Albans, Hertfordshire, The St. Albans and Hertfordshire Architectural and Archaeological Society: 1934

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 051232

Condition: Reading Copy


A record of the history of the Roman theatre of Verulamium - the only one of its kind in Britain. 10 B/W illustrations. Light lengthways crease to booklet and some staining to bottom margins though no text is affected - a perfectly acceptable working copy - 20 pages. View more info

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East London Record No 14 1991

By: Kerrigan, Colm

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, East London History Society: 1991

Seller ID: 048398

Condition: Very Good


Contents include:- Nineteenth Century East End children as Pavement Entertainers; On the Isle of the Dogs; East London and Elizabeth Fry; Journeymen Bakers in Mid-Nineteenth Century East London; The Knights Templars in Hackney etc Very good clean copy of this 48 page stapled booklet. Illustrated with b/w photographs. View more info

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English Homes and Villages - (Kent & Sussex)

By: Lady Hope

Price: £77.50

Publisher: Sevenoaks, Kent, J. Salmon: 1909

Seller ID: 050731

Condition: Good


Good clean hardback in red cloth boards with gilt lettering, panel and decoration. Spine strip has faded. Gilt is rubbed. (Possible rebound?) Gilt top edge. 63 captioned tissue guarded colour plates, 17 b/w illustrations. 296 pages including index. Previous owner's details on front endpaper. Text block is very clean. Binding square and tight. Covers Tunbridge Wells, Groombridge, Eridge Castle, Frant and Mayfield, Bayham Abbey, Lamberhurst, Buckhurst, Lewes, East Grinstead etc. View more info

Image for The Decline of the Cotton and Coal Mining Industries of Lancashire

The Decline of the Cotton and Coal Mining Industries of Lancashire

By: Lancashire & Merseyside Industrial Development Association

Price: £27.50

Publisher: Manchester, Henry Blacklock & Co.: 1967

Seller ID: 055245

Condition: Good


A factual report providing background information about the decline of these two basic industries and the effect of this contraction of activity on the economy of the North West Region. Some staining to rear cover and lengthways crease to front cover but internally clean. 53 pages. View more info