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Collins guide to English Parish Churches. Over 4,000 Churches. Including The Isle of Man. Edited and with an Introduction by J.Betjeman., BETJEMAN, JOHN (ED.):
41 BETJEMAN, JOHN (ED.): Collins guide to English Parish Churches. Over 4,000 Churches. Including The Isle of Man. Edited and with an Introduction by J.Betjeman.
Collins 1958 1st edition. 
Size 5.5 x 8.5 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; rubbing to edges and corners, darkening and minor marks to rear, in protective sleeve.) Slight browning to endpapers. Neat inscription to front endpaper. Else a very clean and tight copy. 480pp. With 64 carefully selected and representative photographs by Edwin Smith, John Piper and others. Also numerous drawings by JOHN PIPER. The book begins with an historical introduction by John Betjeman, followed by descriptions of churches, county by county in alphabetical order. The descriptions were compiled by local enthusiasts and experts. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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The Gate of Remembrance The Story of the Psychological Experiment which resulted in the Discovery of the Edgar Chapel at Glastonbury., BOND, FREDERICK BLIGH:
42 BOND, FREDERICK BLIGH: The Gate of Remembrance The Story of the Psychological Experiment which resulted in the Discovery of the Edgar Chapel at Glastonbury.
Oxford. B.H.Blackwell. 1920 3rd edition. 
Tall 8vo. In cream cloth covers with black lettering to spine and front with black vignette to front. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded. Mild foxing to edges. Slight browning to endpapers. Pencil inscription to front endpaper, “E.W.Margesson.London. 13th May 1920. Bought from Hugh Rees Ld. 5 Regent Street S.W.1.” Else a clean and tight copy. 176pp. With 5 plates and 16 figures plus facsimiles of automatic script. In 1908 the Church of England appointed Frederick Bligh Bond as director of excavations at Glastonbury Abbey. This book is the record of the process of discovering the hitherto lost foundations and plan of the ruined Abbey. Using Automatic Writing, claimed to be from the spirit of a monk, Blight Bond exposed much of the remaining walls and foundations. Following the news of this method of working and the publication of this book, he was dismissed by Bishop Armitage Robinson in 1921. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Story of Cookham Line Drawings by Michael Kennedy. Privately published in 1990 in aid of Holy Trinity Church., BOOTLE, ROBIN / BOOTLE, VALERIE:
43 BOOTLE, ROBIN / BOOTLE, VALERIE: The Story of Cookham Line Drawings by Michael Kennedy. Privately published in 1990 in aid of Holy Trinity Church.
Privately published. 1990 1st edition. 
Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In dark green cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Maps to endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; edges slightly creased. Spine slightly faded. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 226pp. With b/w photographs and line drawings in text. An illustrated history of the village of Cookham, associated with the painter Stanley Spencer. The story also includes Shakespeare’s Dark Lady, Marconi and Wind in the Willows, as well as thousands of years of occupation from the Stone Age onwards. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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The Amusements of Old London. Being a survey of the sports and pastimes, tea gardens and parks, playhouses and other diversions of the people of London from the 17th to the beginning of the 19th century. With Twelve Illustrations from contemporary sources, all coloured by hand. In Two Volumes., BOULTON, William B.:
44 BOULTON, William B.: The Amusements of Old London. Being a survey of the sports and pastimes, tea gardens and parks, playhouses and other diversions of the people of London from the 17th to the beginning of the 19th century. With Twelve Illustrations from contemporary sources, all coloured by hand. In Two Volumes.
London, John C. Nimmo, 1901 1st 
2 vols. Hardback, 9.5 x 7 inches. Half bound blue covers, gilt lettering to spine and illustrated gilt vignettes to fronts. Gilt top edging. Black endpapers. In very good conditions. Some rubbing to corners and ends of spines. Spines slightly darkened. Minor rubbed patch to front of vol.2. Bookplates to endpapers “John Hunter.” Some minor darkening to endpapers, the odd minor spot and handling mark to pages else very clean and tight. Plates clean and bright. 272 + 263pp. 12 Coloured engraved plates. 
Price: 80.00 GBP
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A History of Plymouth and Her Neighbours. Second Edition. Illustrated., BRACKEN, C. W.:
45 BRACKEN, C. W.: A History of Plymouth and Her Neighbours. Second Edition. Illustrated.
Plymouth, Underhill Ltd., 1934 2nd 
Hardback, 9 x 6 inches. Green cloth with black lettering to spine. In very good condition. Minor rubbing to edges and corners. Slight darkening to endpapers with neat inscription to front. Else a very clean and tight copy. 318pp. With 31 b&w photo plates and diagrams including frontis. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Highways and Byways in The Lake District. (Pocket edition). Illustrations by Joseph Pennell. With Slipcase., BRADLEY, A. G.;
46 BRADLEY, A. G.; Highways and Byways in The Lake District. (Pocket edition). Illustrations by Joseph Pennell. With Slipcase.
Macmillan & Co. 1932 (repr). 
Sm.8vo. Approx 4.5 x 7 inches. Brown soft full calf leather binding with gilt lettering to front and spine. Top edges gilt. In hard card slipcase. In very good condition. With good slipcase (edges and corners rubbed, top edge darkened.) Corners slightly bumped, some mnor rubbing to spine. Neat inscription to front endpaper else Inside pages clean and tight throughout. Profusely illustrated. Map. 332pp; 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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Highways and Byways in the Lake District. (Pocket edition)., BRADLEY, A. G.; PENNELL, Joseph;
47 BRADLEY, A. G.; PENNELL, Joseph; Highways and Byways in the Lake District. (Pocket edition).
Macmillan & Co. 1924 (1st. pocket ed.) 
Sm.8vo. Approx 4.5 x 7 inches. Brown soft full calf leather binding with gilt lettering to front and spine. Top edges gilt. In very good condition. Some rubbing to corners. Some marks to spine and ends of spine rubbed/nicked. Inside pages clean and tight throughout. Profusely illustrated. Map. 332p; 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Highways and Byways in North Wales. (Pocket edition)., BRADLEY, A. G.; PENNELL, Joseph; THOMSON, Hugh;
48 BRADLEY, A. G.; PENNELL, Joseph; THOMSON, Hugh; Highways and Byways in North Wales. (Pocket edition).
Macmillan & Co. 1923 (1st. pocket ed.) 
Sm.8vo. Approx 4.5 x 7 inches. Brown soft full calf leather binding with gilt lettering to front and spine. Top edges gilt. In very good condition. Some rubbing to corners. Some marks to spine and ends of spine rubbed/nicked. Slight crease to front cover. Inside pages clean and tight throughout. Profusely illustrated. Map. 466pp; 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Cotswold Ways. Illustrated by Michael Stainton. Signed copy., BRILL, EDITH:
49 BRILL, EDITH: Cotswold Ways. Illustrated by Michael Stainton. Signed copy.
Robert Hale. London. 1985 1st edition. 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In green cloth covers with black lettering to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 207pp. With b/w line drawings. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly rubbed along top edge. Not price clipped). Author and artistís signature to main title page. A very clean and tight copy. The author describes life in the Cotswold and changes that have taken place over the last twenty years. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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The Chronicles of Clapham (Clapham Common). Being a selection from the reminiscences of Thomas Parsons, sometime member of the Clapham Antiquarian Society; ......and an introduction & sundry additions in the form of appendices by G. Burgess., BURGESS, G.H.MICHAEL:
50 BURGESS, G.H.MICHAEL: The Chronicles of Clapham (Clapham Common). Being a selection from the reminiscences of Thomas Parsons, sometime member of the Clapham Antiquarian Society; ......and an introduction & sundry additions in the form of appendices by G. Burgess.
Printed privately by A. V. Huckle & Son, Ltd., The Ramsden Press, London 1929 (1st.). 
Folio (21 cm x 28 cm). Maroon cloth gt. Binding trifle faded in places. Very good. Plan, drawings and photo. plates. 121 pp. Text in black and red. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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The Regions of Britain: The West Country., BURTON, S. H.:
51 BURTON, S. H.: The Regions of Britain: The West Country.
St Martins Press, New York. 1972 
Tall 8vo. In green cloth with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly faded. Slight rubbing to lower edge. In removable plastic cover). Not price clipped. Small bumps to edges and corners. Slight browning to endpapers. Owner’s bookplate to first title page. Else a clean and tight copy. 352pp. Prof. ills. with b/w photographs and maps. This study of the kingdom of the two kings covers the region from land’s end to Arthur’s old frontier far out in the east. The West Country, its climates, its structure, its industries, its transport and its people. Many references to Thomas Hardy. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Epping Forest. (Verderer). Fourth Edition Revised. With new chapters on forest management, geology of the district, prehistoric man and the ancient fauna, entomology, pond life, and fungi of the forest., BUXTON, Edward North;
52 BUXTON, Edward North; Epping Forest. (Verderer). Fourth Edition Revised. With new chapters on forest management, geology of the district, prehistoric man and the ancient fauna, entomology, pond life, and fungi of the forest.
London, Edward Stanford. 1897 4th 
Hardback, 8.5 x 4.5 inches. Green cloth with black lettering to spine and front. In very good condition. Some rubbing to ends of spine and cloth on boards. Crease to bottom front corner. Endpapers slightly darkened. Front hinge slightly cracked. Neat inscription to top of title pg. Some slight darkening to page edges and the odd small mark, some darkening and marks opposite map at p.36. Else a very clean and tight copy. 175pp. 25 b&w illustrations, 6 colour maps (4 fold-out). 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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A Recent History of Hampshire Wiltshire Dorset Fully Illustrated. Published for Subscribers Only. “Ten Guineas Per Copy.” Limited Numbered Edition., CAMPION, P.:
53 CAMPION, P.: A Recent History of Hampshire Wiltshire Dorset Fully Illustrated. Published for Subscribers Only. “Ten Guineas Per Copy.” Limited Numbered Edition.
Poole, Dorset, J. Looker Ltd., n.d. ca1920, Ltd. Ed. 
Large hardback, approx 13 x 10 inches. White cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine. Top edges gilt. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped. Some darkening and rubbing to cloth. Some soiling and dark spots to rear. Numbered and signed 124/500. Page edges rough cut. The odd minor spot to inside pages else pages very clean and tight. Unpaginated. Illustrated with B&W plates. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Original Engraved Hand Coloured Map of Shropshire, CARY, John;
54 CARY, John; Original Engraved Hand Coloured Map of Shropshire
London J. Cary 1787 1st edition 
Original Engraved Hand Coloured Map. Framed in gold wooden frame, mounted in grey, behind glass. Map size 11 x 8.5 inches. Total size 16.5 x 14 inches.framed, In very good condition. A very clean and bright example. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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A General History of Malvern, embellished with plates, intended to comprise all the advantages of a Guide, With the more important details of Chemical, Mineralogical and Statistical Information., CHAMBERS, John
55 CHAMBERS, John A General History of Malvern, embellished with plates, intended to comprise all the advantages of a Guide, With the more important details of Chemical, Mineralogical and Statistical Information.
R & S Prowett 1820 
Size 8 x 5 inches. Rebound in full calf leather binding with gilt & raised bands to spine. Marbled endpapers. Binding in very good condition. Some light rubbing on spine. New endpapers. Pages are rough cut. Half title a little marked, a few minor nicks on fore edges. Last Ca 30 pages have faint water mark lower half. Else clean & tight. xii, 291pp., illustrated with 4 fine quality engravings by Baxter, including a folding panaroma of the Malvern Hills from Worcester; View of Great Malvern Priory from the east; View of Little Malvern Priory from the east; & Sketch plan of the ramparts on the Herefordshire Beacon. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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The Isle of Wight Coastal Path. Foreword by David Bellamy., CHARLES, ALAN:
56 CHARLES, ALAN: The Isle of Wight Coastal Path. Foreword by David Bellamy.
Thornhill Press. 1986 
Size 5.75 x 8.25 inches. In illustrated limp card covers. In near fine condition. A very clean and tight copy. 80pp. With b/w line drawings and sketch maps. The author explores and describes the 67 mile path around the Isle of Wight. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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The Face of the Home Counties. Portrayed in a Series of 18 week-end drives from London., CLUNN, H.P:
57 CLUNN, H.P: The Face of the Home Counties. Portrayed in a Series of 18 week-end drives from London.
Spring Books (n.d.). New & revised ed.; 
Tall 8vo. 103 photo.plates; 547pp. Very good in very good to good pict. dustwrapper 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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Rural Rides An Abridgment with biographical Introduction by E. R. Chamberlain., COBBETT, WILLIAM:
58 COBBETT, WILLIAM: Rural Rides An Abridgment with biographical Introduction by E. R. Chamberlain.
London, Constable and Company 1982 1st thus 
Hardback, Size 9 x 5.5 inches. In brown cloth covers with silver lettering to spine. In Illustrated dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW price clipped.) 206pp. With b&w woodcut illustrations. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Rural Rides In the counties of Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hants, Berks, Oxford, Bucks, Wilts, Somerset, Gloucester, Hereford, Salop, Worcester, Stafford, Leicester, Hertford, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridge, Huntingdon, Nottingham, Lincoln, York, Lancaster, Durham and Northumberland, during the Years 1821 to 1832. With Economical and Political Observations. A New Edition, with Notes, by Pitt Cobbett. Two volumes., COBBETT, WILLIAM:
59 COBBETT, WILLIAM: Rural Rides In the counties of Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hants, Berks, Oxford, Bucks, Wilts, Somerset, Gloucester, Hereford, Salop, Worcester, Stafford, Leicester, Hertford, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridge, Huntingdon, Nottingham, Lincoln, York, Lancaster, Durham and Northumberland, during the Years 1821 to 1832. With Economical and Political Observations. A New Edition, with Notes, by Pitt Cobbett. Two volumes.
London, Reeves and Turner, 1886 
2 vols. Hardback, Size approx 8 x 5 inches. In green cloth covers with decorative gilt lettering to spines and fronts, and pictorial ‘Horserider’ vignettes to spines and leafy branch to front. Dark brown endpapers. In good conditions. Some rubbing to edges and corners, a couple of minor marks to cloth on boards. Front hinges cracked. Some heavy foxing to endpapers and title pg. vol.2. Some foxing to preface and some minor spots to vol.1. Else overall clean and tight copies. 406, 409pp. Engraved frontis portrait. Folding map to Vol II. The record, with comments, of Cobbett’s rides around England in the early 19thCentury. He gives fascinating descriptions of the places and people he met along with pithy comments on the economic and political situation as he sees it. Cobbett was a political agitator and reformer who argued for reform and served as MP for Oldham. 
Price: 48.00 GBP
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Hampshire. With 28 illustrations by M.E.Purser and from photographs 2 maps and 2 plans. Fifth edition, revised., COX, J.CHARLES:
60 COX, J.CHARLES: Hampshire. With 28 illustrations by M.E.Purser and from photographs 2 maps and 2 plans. Fifth edition, revised.
London. Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1924 5th edition. 
Sm 8vo. In red cloth covers with gilt to spine. Maps to front endpapers. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded. Small marks to covers. Corners slightly bumped. Mild foxing to edges. Large fold out map at back, slightly torn. 266pp. With 28 illustrations, photographs, maps and plans. One of ‘The Little Guides’ series. Comprehensive guide to the towns and villages of Hampshire, with brief histories. 
Price: 3.00 GBP
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