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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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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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Durham Biographies: Volume Four

By: Batho, G.R. & Smithers, V. (Edited By)

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Durham, Co. Durham, Durham County Local History Society: 2005

Seller ID: 063638

Condition: Very Good


Clean, bright booklet - 108 pages including a cumulative index and a list of contributors. Appears unread. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Thomas Reed - the First 200 Years

By: Bean, David

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, Thomas Reed: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030585

Condition: Good


Published to mark their bicentenary this book looks at the history of the Sunderland printers from their earliest days when the young Thomas Reed set up his own printing works in a quayside shop in Sunderland, through two hundred years to the international printing, packing and publishing company of today. Bound in brown cloth boards with gilt lettering. 65 pages. Illustrated in b/w & colour. Some staining to rear cover but otherwise clean. View more info

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Volume 49 Miscellanea - Bedfordshire Historical Record Society

By: Bedfordshire Historical Record Society

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire Historical Record Society: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007084

Condition: Near Fine


189pp inc index. Covers Contracting Arable Lands in 1341, Two Monastic account rolls, The building accounts of Harold Hall, Minutes of the Bedfordshire committee for Sequestrations 1646-7, The exempt jurisdiction of Woburn, Alderman Heaven 1723-94, Some documents relating to riots, The Bedford Election of 1930, Letters of Richard Dillingham - convict, Leighton Buzzard and the railway. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Volume 59 Miscellanea - Bedfordshire Historical Record Society

By: Bedfordshire Historical Record Society

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Bedford, Bedfordshire, The Bedfordshire Historical Record Society: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 064110

ISBN: 085155041X

Condition: Near Fine


Covers the internal politics of Bedford 1660-1688, Sir John Keylng, Chief Justice of the King's Bench 1665-1671, The Bedfordshire county petitions of 1795, The Earl de Grey's account of the building of Wrest House, The memoirs of Jane and William Inskip. 131pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Little Gaddesden - The Story of an English Parish

By: Bell, Vicars

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 066895

Condition: Very Good


The fascinating story of an English parish from the earliest times to the date of publication. Very good clean hardback hard-to-find in the original dustjacket (unclipped with slightly darkened spine and small closed tear to head of spine.). 160 pages including index. 4 b/w illustrations. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Fawcett House - as Remembered By the Old Girls

By: Bell-Scott, Gill (compiler)

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Liphook, Blackwell Press:

Seller ID: 061982

Condition: Very Good


Very good, clean booklet. 2 b/w photographs of form classes. Old girls' reminiscences of their time spent at Fawcett House - Godolphin School. Fading to spine. View more info

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The Book of Aylesbury - an Historical Anthology in Pictures

By: Birch, Clive

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Chesham, Buckinghamshire, Barracuda Books: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 062247

ISBN: 086023004X

Condition: Very Good


Photographic history of the Buckinghamshire market town. A very good clean hardback in unclipped dustwrapper which has tanned to edges. 148 pages. Includes two newspaper articles one about the King's Head, Aylesbury and the other about Dinton Castle. View more info

Image for Around Chesham in Camera : Including Latimer & Ley Hill, Botley & Whelpley Hill, Ashley Green, Hawridge, Cholesbury, Buckland Common & St. Leonards, Bellingdon & Asheridge, Chartridge & Hyde Heath

Around Chesham in Camera : Including Latimer & Ley Hill, Botley & Whelpley Hill, Ashley Green, Hawridge, Cholesbury, Buckland Common & St. Leonards, Bellingdon & Asheridge, Chartridge & Hyde Heath

By: Birch, Clive

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Quotes Limited of Buckingham: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 040431

ISBN: 0860233162

Condition: Very Good


A photographic history of the town and its surrounding villages. A very good clean copy of this now hard-to-find title. 80 pages. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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The Great Church of the Holy Trinity, Long Melford

By: Blunden, Edmun

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Ipswich, Suffolk, W.S. Cowell: 1966

Seller ID: 032310

Condition: Good


Small page 20 stapled booklet being a guide and history to the Suffolk church. Slight curl but otherwise a clean bright copy illustrated with 8 b.w photographs. View more info

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Minutes of Council and Committees from 1st Nov 1923 to 31st Oct 1924

By: Borough of Aylesbury

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Aylesbury, Aylesbury Borough Council: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009459

Condition: Good


346pp of council minutes + a 15pp annual report by the Medical officer of Health for the year 1923. Red boards with gilt lettering. Rear board is stained. Internally clean and bright. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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What to See in Luton Museum : Local Collections

By: Borough of Luton

Price: £17.50

Publisher: Luton, Bedfordshire, H.Stalker: 1928

Seller ID: 054082

Condition: Near Fine


11 page, stapled booklet which includes 9 b/w photos & illustrations. Well-cared for copy. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Southampton in Focus

By: Boyd-Smith, Peter

Price: £17.50

Publisher: Southampton, Hampshire, Steamship Publications: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 049042

ISBN: 0952369656

Condition: Very Good


Covers the period from 1840 when Southampton was beginning to emerge as a port of some importance until the 1960's which saw the decline of the passenger ship as the principle means of overseas travel. A very good clean hardback in very good dustwrapper. 86 pages. Illustrated with over 120 old photographs, postcards and advertisements. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Ashworth Cotton Enterprise : The Rise and Fall of a Family Firm

By: Boyson, Rhodes

Price: £47.50

Publisher: London, Oxford at the Clarendon Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 055463

ISBN: 0198282451

Condition: Very Good


The story of the Ashworth Cotton Firm which in the 1830s & 40s employed a thousand workers in two large factories - tracing its rise from a cottage industry, studying its organization and financing and following the career of two brothers who played their part in the political scene of the time. A very good clean hardback in very good dustwrapper. 285 pages + 7 plates. View more info

Image for St Davids : The Cathedral Guide, a short account of its history and Architecture for the use of Visitors

St Davids : The Cathedral Guide, a short account of its history and Architecture for the use of Visitors

By: BPC

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, British Publishing Co:

Seller ID: 040266

Condition: Reading Copy


Circa 1960s with cover price one shilling and sixpence. 44 page, stapled (rusty) booklet with several adverts of the day (hotels, local shopkeepers etc). Generally clean with a few scribbles to cover. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Buckingham at War

By: Brimson, Pip

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, The Book Castle: 2001

Seller ID: 060260

ISBN: 190374704X

Condition: Near Fine


Attempts to capture the feel of the town in wartime and the experiences of its people - using both memories of local people and extracts from the Buckingham Advertiser. An as new unread paperback. Illustrated with b/w photographs. 150 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Liverpool as it Was, 1775 to 1800

By: Brooke, Richard

Price: £27.50

Publisher: Liverpool, Lancashire, Liverpool Libraries & Information Service: 2003

Seller ID: 059505

ISBN: 0902990225

Condition: Reading Copy


First published in 1853 the information in this book comes from many sources including the author's father who witnessed great changes in the town as the population grew from 35,000 in 1775 to 376,000 by the time of his death in 1852. Boards are slightly bowed and there is some minor creasing to top corners of some pages. Dustwrapper shows signs of creasing/shelfwear/tear. 558 pages. Text block is clean. A good clean reading copy. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The English Market Town - A Social and Economic History 1750-1914

By: Brown, Jonathan

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, The Crowood Press Ltd: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 064370

ISBN: 0946284814

Condition: Very Good


Describes the changes and transitions in English market towns from 1750-1914 showing how some were able to respond with the pressures of change from the industrial revolution, and others were left behind. Very good clean hardback in dustjacket. 176 pages including index. Illustrated with b/w photographs. View more info

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Are You Being Served? Reminder of Some of the Shops and Businesses That Flourished in the Gosport of Yesteryear

By: Brown, Ron

Price: £17.50

Publisher: Hants, Milestone Publications: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035365

ISBN: 0903852160

Condition: Very Good


Nostalgic look at the shops and traders that flourished in the Hampshire town of Gosport from the mid-Victorian times onwards. A very good clean copy of this now hard-to-find title in stapled wrappers, illustrated with contemporary b.w. photographs. 72 pages. Next post UK dispatch. View more info