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Image for Ashridge - A Short Guide to the History and Principal Features of Ashridge

Ashridge - A Short Guide to the History and Principal Features of Ashridge

By: Coult, Douglas

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Herts, Ashridge Management College: 1979

Seller ID: 062098

Condition: Very Good


Very good clean 16 page stapled booklet offering a guide and history to the country estate near Tring, Hertfordshire. Illustrated with colour photographs. View more info

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Bedfordshire Landscape and Wildlife

By: Cowley, Geoffrey ( Introduction )

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Bedfordshire, The County Planning Department: 1980

Seller ID: 066724

Condition: Good


A booklet published by the county council to explain the dramatic rate of the changing countryside and what needs to be done to preserve it. 38 pages. Previous owner's name on front cover else a good clean copy. View more info

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Norfolk Fair - the County Magazine June 1974

By: Crispey, Cyril (manager)

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Norwich, Norfolk, R.F. Eastern: 1974

Seller ID: 040557

Condition: Very Good


The largest selling county magazine in Norfolk. This edition includes articles on Holt Town Talk; Yarmouth Letter, Lynn Letter, Norwich letter, Royal Norfolk Show, South Norfolk Windmills, Old Norfolk Churches etc. 54 pages. Illustrated with b.w. photographs and contemporary adverts. View more info

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Joseph Bouet's Durham Drawings from the Age of Reform

By: Cross, David

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Durham, Durham County Local History Society: 2005

Seller ID: 063086

Condition: Very Good


Selection of work of the French drawing master which shows the Durham of the 1830s in a new light. The drawings show political reformers and reactionaries, judges and felons, and society characters who shaped early Victorian Durham and the development of the University. Slight tanning to edges, else a very good clean copy of this now hard-to-find title. 67 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Portrait of the Chilterns

By: Cull, Elizabeth

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 052565

ISBN: 0709197381

Condition: Very Good


Describes the Chilterns in details, covering architecture, famous names, literary and historical associations, work and leisure, natural history, rivers, flora and fauna, country houses etc. A very good clean hardback in dustwrapper. Gift inscription on front fly leaf. Illustrated with b.w. photographs. 208pp inc index. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Church Green, Harpenden : My World 1914-1930

By: Curl, Colin W.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Harpenden, Hertfordshire, Harpenden & District Local History Society: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 062822

Condition: Very Good


No. 5 of the Local History Series looking at some of the life and times of the Hertfordshire town. Clean, bright 30 page stapled booklet. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Fashionable Brighton 1820-1860 (SIGNED COPY)

By: Dale, Antony

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Country Life Limited: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 024650

Condition: Fair


Blue cloth covers with white lettering. SIGNED on the front end paper by the author with the inscription "With kind regards, Antony Dale 27/7/1948" Described as a fair copy only as there is some damp-staining to the covers - although this does not extend into the book. Spine strip slightly faded. Occasional foxing. 91 b&w illustrations. Binding square and tight. Text block clean. Includes a two page article about the Brighton Chain Pier and a newspaper article from The Times dated 8.8.74 entitled Brighton - the spiritual decline of a British institution - written when the marin... View more info

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The Cathedral Church of St. Mungo

By: Davidson, The Rev. A. Nevile

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Glasgow, Bell & Bain: 1938

Seller ID: 051641

Condition: Very Good


A short history and guide to the Glasgow church. With 5 b/w illustrations. 16 page booklet. View more info

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Verulamium

By: Davies, D. Gareth & Saunders, Chris

Price: £10.50

Publisher: St Albans, Heritage, Tourism and Publicity Sub Committee: 1986

Seller ID: 041999

ISBN: 0902781014

Condition: Very Good


A guide to the Verulamium illustrated with colour photographs and sepia tone drawings and plans. A very good clean copy. 36 pages. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Barnet and Its Personalities or its Associations with Literature & Life

By: Davies, J. Alford

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Barnet, Hertfordshire, E. Cowing & Son: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 047803

Condition: Reading Copy


Some water marks to pastedowns and top page margins but text block is unaffected. Fading to covers. Some of the characters associated with Barnet throughout history including Fox, Pepys, Hogarth, Lord Lovat, Dr Johnson, Cowper, Peel, Dickens, Admiral Byng, Queen Elizabeth, Rev Hocking, Dick Turpin etc. A perfectly acceptable reading copy of this now hard-to-find title. Illustrated with 6 pages of b./w pictures. 63 pages. View more info

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The Collegiate Church of Clynnog Fawr - Eglwys Beuno Sant

By: Davies, The Rev John

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Caernarvon, W. Gwenlyn Evans & Son (printer):

Seller ID: 058229

Condition: Very Good


36 page stapled booklet being a guide and history of the Welsh church. Illustrated with 5 b/w photographs and a plan. Undated. View more info

Image for Finchley Common : A Notorious Place

Finchley Common : A Notorious Place

By: Davis, Fred

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Barnet, Hertfordshire, Local History Publlications: 1981

Seller ID: 064769

ISBN: 0903431076

Condition: Very Good


14-page, stapled pamphlet being a short history to the former North London Common. Some faint fold marks else a clean, glossy copy. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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St. Mary-at-Finchley

By: Davis, Fred

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Barnet, Hertfordshire, Local History Publlications: 1972

Seller ID: 064767

Condition: Very Good


17-page, stapled pamphlet being a short history and guide to the North London church. Clean, glossy copy. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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In Pitstone Green there is a Farm

By: Davis, Jean & Farnell, Mary

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Pitstone, Buckinghamshire, Pitstone Local History Society: 1979

Seller ID: 063809

ISBN: 0950658200

Condition: Very Good


Very good clean large format paperback. The story of Pitstone Green Farm which was occupied for over 150 years by the same family since the day it was built and which houses a collection of farm vehicles, implements, craft tools and domestic paraphernalia which forms one of the largest amateur displays in the country. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Wings Over Dorset : Aviation's Story in the South (SIGNED COPY)

By: Dawson, Leslie

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Wincanton, Somerset, Dorset Publishing Company: 1989

Edition: Revised and Extended Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 058210

ISBN: 0948699108

Condition: Very Good


Takes the study of local history to new heights, telling the story of the flying machines that have shaped the development of the twentieth century as the author shows that Dorset was at the forefront in the trials of new technology, from the begininings of aviation through the making of radar to the application of military flight-refuelling. Some light sunning to page edges else a clean, heavy, large format hardback in an unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear. SIGNED by the author to the title page, in black biro, with the inscription ''For Bob Randall, (15th Glider Service Echelon) Best Wish... View more info

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The Scottish National War Memorial Official Guide

By: Deas F.W.

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Edinburgh, David MacDonald Ltd:

Seller ID: 015402

Condition: Very Good


Grey stapled paper wraps with black lettering and decoration. 36 page guide to the Edinburgh War Memorial. Undated but errata inserted into front is dated 1928. A very good, clean, bright copy. View more info

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150 Years of the Hertford and Ware Railway

By: Dent, David, & Young, Anthony

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Ware, Rockingham Press: 1993

Seller ID: 062818

ISBN: 1873468180

Condition: Very Good


The fascinating story of the Hertford East Line illustrated with 140 b.w photographs. 144 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Crosstracks to Hindon

By: Dewhurst, Richard

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Salisbury, Hobnob Press: 2005

Seller ID: 066426

ISBN: 0946418330

Condition: Very Good


In-depth history of one of south-west Wiltshire's most attractive villages illustrated with b/w photographs throughout. 142 pages including index. Very good clean large format book in card covers which has slightly faded spine. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Portrait of the Chilterns

By: Dickson, Annan

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 066762

ISBN: 0709197381

Condition: Very Good


A descriptive and topographical overview of the Chilterns. Illustrated with b.w. photographs. Spine strip has faded. Endpapers darkened. Else a very good clean hardback. No jacket. 190 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Brixton Memories

By: Dixon, Ken

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, The Brixton Society: 1994

Seller ID: 048146

ISBN: 1873052065

Condition: Good


Reprints the memories of eight local residents the oldest of whom was born in 1895 and also includes an intriguing paragraph from the Clapham Observer of 1822, and a chapter on the lost streets of the area. Some darkish marks to covers, but internally text block is completely clean. 48 pages. Illustrated with b/w photographs. A good copy of this now hard-to-find title. Next post UK dispatch. View more info