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Dorset. The County Books., BENFIELD, ERIC:
61 BENFIELD, ERIC: Dorset. The County Books.
London, Robert Hale, 1950 (1st edition) 
Hardback, approx 9 x 5.5 ins. In green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt to front. In original illustrated dustwrapper. in very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine and rear darkened, rubbing, tears to top corners and top of spine. Price clipped.) Some minor rubbing to cloth and darkening to bottom edges. Inside pages very clean and tight. Else a very clean and tight copy. -- Descriptions of the people and history of Dorset. 232 pp. 49 photo plates; Fold-out map at rear. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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Purbeck Shop. A Stoneworker's Story of Stone. With an Introduction by Professor A. E. Richardson., BENFIELD, ERIC;
62 BENFIELD, ERIC; Purbeck Shop. A Stoneworker's Story of Stone. With an Introduction by Professor A. E. Richardson.
Cambridge University Press. 1948 
Size approx 5.5 x 8.5 inches. In grey cloth with yellow lettering to spine. With original illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (Dw, minor tears to corners and ends of spine.) Cloth a little darkened around edges. Some light foxing to endpapers else a very clean and tight copy. 172pp. With many b&w photo illustrations and maps. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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Hardy Country. Text by A. Zeman., BENINGFIELD, GORDON (introduction & captions by):
63 BENINGFIELD, GORDON (introduction & captions by): Hardy Country. Text by A. Zeman.
Allen Lane 1983 (1st.ed.). 
Lg. oblong 4to.( 28 cm x 27 cm). Beige cloth gt. 141pp. Profusely ill. with col. & b/w drawings, many full-page. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw;small marks. slightly creased around edges. Price clipped). Else a clean and tight copy. Pictures of the countryside that Hardy knew and featured in his novels, painted and drawn by Gordon Beningfield a century later. Shows the countryside, buildings, activities and people of the area of the West Country known as ‘Wessex’. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Hardy Country. Introduction and Captions by Gordon Beningfield. Text by Anthea Zeman., BENINGFIELD, GORDON:
64 BENINGFIELD, GORDON: Hardy Country. Introduction and Captions by Gordon Beningfield. Text by Anthea Zeman.
Allen Lane 1983 1st. edition 
Size 11.0 x 10.25 inches. In cream cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Pictorial endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Slightly faded to spine and front. Slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). Neat inscriptions to front endpaper, dated 1984, with small address label. Else a very clean and tight copy. 141pp. With colour plates and b/w illustrations. Showing the countryside which Hardy realised in words in his Wessex novels. This book captures the atmosphere of the Dorset scene. While not attempting recreate scenes from the Wessex novels, Hardy Country finds in present-day Dorset the atmosphere and feeling as well as the locales of Thomas Hardy. Gordon Beningfield shows us Dorchester, which is definitely Hardy’s Casterbridge, but also the tracts of heath-land that Hardy cared a great deal about and fictionally amalgamated as Egdon Heath. He portrays such recognisable Hardy landmarks as Evershot church, which is Evershead church from Tess of the d’Urbervilles, and the earth castle of Eggardon. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Hardy Country. Text by Anthea Zeman., BENINGFIELD, GORDON:
65 BENINGFIELD, GORDON: Hardy Country. Text by Anthea Zeman.
Allen Lane 1983 1st. edition 
Lg.4to. In illustrated cream hard covers, with matching dustwrapper. 141 pages with many lovely col.plates and num.b/w ills. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Slightly faded to spine and front with some small marks. Slight rubbing at top edge). Price clipped. Owner’s signature on main title page. A very clean tight copy. Showing the countryside which Hardy realised in words in his Wessex novels. This book captures the atmosphere of the Dorset scene. While not attempting recreate scenes from the Wessex novels, Hardy Country finds in present-day Dorset the atmosphere and feeling as well as the locales of Thomas Hardy. Gordon Beningfield shows us Dorchester, which is definitely Hardy’s Casterbridge, but also the tracts of heath-land that Hardy cared a great deal about and fictionally amalgamated as Egdon Heath. He portrays such recognisable Hardy landmarks as Evershot church, which is Evershead church from Tess of the d’Urbervilles, and the earth castle of Eggardon 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Hardy Country. Text by Anthea Zeman., BENINGFIELD, GORDON:
66 BENINGFIELD, GORDON: Hardy Country. Text by Anthea Zeman.
Allen Lane. London. 1983 (repr.). 
Lg.4to. In beige cloth covers with brown to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper and endpapers. 141pp. Ills. with many lovely col. plates and num.b/w ills. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Slightly creased along edges. Price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. Illustrations of places associated with the novels of Thomas Hardy. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Hardy Landscapes., BENINGFIELD, GORDON:
67 BENINGFIELD, GORDON: Hardy Landscapes.
Viking 1990 (1st.). 
Oblong folio. In grey cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper and endpapers. 64 pages with many lovely col.plates and num.b/w ills.; In near fine condition with near fine dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. Published to coincide with the celebrations commemorating the 150th anniversary of Hardy’s birth, this beautiful, lavishly produced book contains sumptuous reproductions of paintings evoking the landscape as it must have appeared in Hardy’s day. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Hardy Landscapes., BENINGFIELD, GORDON:
68 BENINGFIELD, GORDON: Hardy Landscapes.
Viking 1990 1st. edition. 
Size 13.5 x 9.75 inches oblong. In grey cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper and endpapers. In near fine condition with near fine dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 64 pages with many colour plates and b/w illustrations. Published to coincide with the celebrations commemorating the 150th anniversary of Hardy’s birth, this beautiful, lavishly produced book contains sumptuous reproductions of paintings evoking the landscape as it must have appeared in Hardy’s day. 
Price: 11.00 GBP
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Sherborne Songs., BENNET, F.;
69 BENNET, F.; Sherborne Songs.
Sherborne, Printed and Published by F. Bennett, The Parade, 1898, 1st 
Hardback, approx 9 x 6 ins. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to front. In good condition. Some soiling and wear to cloth; light faded patches, rubbing to edges and corners. Endpapers partly darkened, Inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. Else a good copy. 48pp. With decorative tailpieces. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Dorset. City and County Histories., BETTEY, J.H.:
70 BETTEY, J.H.: Dorset. City and County Histories.
David & Charles. Newton Abbot 1974 (1st.). 
Size 5.75 x 8.5 inches. In dark brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 156pp.With16 b/w illustrations and maps. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Spine slightly faded. Price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. Account of the development of the county of Dorset from prehistoric times to the modern era with particular attention to the life and work of the people at different times and the effects of historical change on them. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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Tourist’s Guide to the Channel Islands With Map., BEVAN, G. Phillips;
71 BEVAN, G. Phillips; Tourist’s Guide to the Channel Islands With Map.
Edward Stansford. London. 1884 1st 
6.5 x 4 inches. In brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front, bind embossed bordering. In very good condition. Minor rubbing to corners and ends of spine. Neat pencil inscription to front endpaper. Else a very clean and tight copy. 108pp +cat. Map to front + 2 folding maps of Guernsey and Jersey. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Where Dorset Meets Devon., BICKLEY, FRANCIS:
72 BICKLEY, FRANCIS: Where Dorset Meets Devon.
Constable & Co. 1911 (1st.) 
Size 6.0 x 9.0 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. Gilt vignette to front. Top edge gilt. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded. Corners slightly bumped. Slight browning to endpapers. Neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1913. Else a clean and tight copy. 267pp. With Colour frontis & 20 full-page plates by J. W. KING. Also many other b/w illustrations in text. Deals mostly with Lyme Regis/ Charmouth/ Wootton Fitzpaine/ Bridport/ Ford Abbey/ Axminster area. 
Price: 36.00 GBP
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Where Dorset Meets Devon. Illustrated by J. W. King., BICKLEY, FRANCIS:
73 BICKLEY, FRANCIS: Where Dorset Meets Devon. Illustrated by J. W. King.
Constable & Co. 1911 (1st.) 
Size 6.25 x 9.0 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine and front with gilt vignette to front. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded and bumped at ends. Corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Browning to endpapers. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Neat inscription to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 267pp. With colour frontis and 20 full-page plates by J. W. KING. Also many other b/w illustrations. Deals mostly with Lyme Regis/ Charmouth/ Wootton Fitzpaine/ Bridport/ Ford Abbey/ Axminster area. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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74 BIGGS, JOHN R. / MASTERS, JAMES E.: Shaftesbury: The "Shaston" of Thomas Hardy. (Facsimile edition)
Shaftesbury. At the High House Press 1932 / At the Book in Hand 1983 (facs.ed.). 
Size 5.5 x 9.0 inches. In red cloth covers with mauve cloth spine and gilt to spine and front. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrappwr (dw; slightly creased along top edge with a couple of small tears. Not price clipped). Neat pencil inscription to front endpaper. Else a very clean and tight copy. 12 facsimile wood-engravings, each with accompanying text pageand frontis and main title page. Foreword 3 pp./ 9 other pages. Facsimile reprint of a book, from High House Press, of twelve woodcuts showing aspects of Shaftesbury, Dorset. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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75 BIGGS, JOHN R. / MASTERS, JAMES E.: Shaftesbury: the Shaston of Thomas Hardy. Twelve wood engravings. At the High House Press. 1932.
Book in Hand, Shaftesbury. 1983. facs repr. 
Size 5.5 x 9.0 inches. In orange cloth covers with gilt to maroon cloth spine and front. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge with small tears. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. Unpaginated with b/w woodcuts. Facsimile reprint of a book, from High House Press, of twelve woodcuts showing aspects of Shaftesbury, Dorset. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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Thatched Buildings of Dorset. Photographs by R.D.Megilley, Dorchester Studios., BILLETT, MICHAEL:
76 BILLETT, MICHAEL: Thatched Buildings of Dorset. Photographs by R.D.Megilley, Dorchester Studios.
Robert Hale. London. 1984 1st edition. 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 222pp. With 80 photographs and 21 line drawings. Double-page map of Dorset. The author describes the thatched buildings of Dorset, including cottages, farmhouses, pubs, shops, even a castle. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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Poole. Past & Present. With an introduction by Harry Ashley., BLAKE, GEORGE:
77 BLAKE, GEORGE: Poole. Past & Present. With an introduction by Harry Ashley.
Countryside Books. Newbury. 1985 1st edition. 
Hardback. Size 8.5 x 6 inches, oblong. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine faded. NOT price clipped). Neat label to front endpaper else A very clean and tight copy. 95pp. 90 b&w photographs. Photographs from the late 19th and early 20th centuries matched with photographs taken in the 1980s. A fascinating look at the changes in a Dorset town. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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Poole. Town and Harbour., BLOMFIELD, RICHARD:
78 BLOMFIELD, RICHARD: Poole. Town and Harbour.
Dorset Publishing Co. 1989 (1st.) 
In illustrated limp card covers. In very good condition. 88pp of text. Some b/e drawings and engravings in text. Many b/w photographs collected and captioned by Rodney Legg at back. A history of the growth and development of the town of Poole in Dorset and of the harbour which made it. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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Weymouth and Melcombe Regis in old picture postcards., BODDY, MAUREEN / WEST, JACK:
79 BODDY, MAUREEN / WEST, JACK: Weymouth and Melcombe Regis in old picture postcards.
Netherlands. 1984 1st edition. 
Size 8.0 x 6.0 inches. In illustrated grey hard card covers. In very good condition. A clean and tight copy. 124pp. With b/w photographs. Photographs from old picture postcards showing the changing face of Weymouth and Mecombe Regis over the years from the late 19th century. Each with a short commentary. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Affpuddle in the County of Dorset. A.D. 987 - 1953. A Study Compiled from Written Sources. SIGNED., BROCKLEBANK, JOAN:
80 BROCKLEBANK, JOAN: Affpuddle in the County of Dorset. A.D. 987 - 1953. A Study Compiled from Written Sources. SIGNED.
Horace G. Commin Ltd. 1968 
Hardback, 11 x 8.5 inches. In red cloth covers with silver lettering and crest to front. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; rubbing to edges and corners, small tear to rear edge, price clipped, in protective sleeve.) Authors signature to title page. Else a very clean and tight copy. --- A history of a little known corner of Dorset. Comprehensively researched and documented. Gives the history of the three manors, the farms and the individual buildings. Also records from the Court books relating disputes between neighbours, including an accusation of witchcraft. 124pp. With 2 colour & 21 b/w plates. Fold out maps and family tree. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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