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Hardy at Home. The People and Places of his Wessex. A critical selection.

By: (HARDY) HAWKINS, DESMOND:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Barrie & Jenkins 1989 (1st.).:

Seller ID: 53322


Tall 8vo. Head pieces. 256 pp. Slightly rubbed top corner of free front endpaper. Vg in vg dw. View more info

Hardy at Home. The People and Places of his Wessex. A critical selection.

By: (HARDY) HAWKINS, DESMOND:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Barrie & Jenkins 1989 (1st.).:

Seller ID: 48717


Tall 8vo. Head pieces. 256 pp. Slightly rubbed top corner of free front endpaper. Vg in vg dw. View more info

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Hardy's Wessex. With Photographs by Anthony Kersting.

By: HAWKINS, DESMOND:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Macmillan, London. 1983 1st:

Seller ID: 80248


Hardback, 10 x 7.5 inches. In light blue cloth covers with silver lettering to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Spine faded, chipped at top end, Not price clipped.) Else a clean and tight copy. 202pp. Illustrated with colour plates & b&w photographs. An exploration and a celebration of the part-real, part-dream country created by Thomas Hardy, which embraces the central heartland of Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset; the New Forest; Devon and the coast of North Cornwall. Desmond Hawkins takes as his principal theme those areas which most dyna... View more info

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Cranborne Chase.

By: HAWKINS, DESMOND:

Price: £12.00

Publisher: V.Gollancz. 1980 (1st.):

Seller ID: 58533


Bound in original green cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Top and front fore edge slightly creased. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. 192pp. Map on endps. Num.b/w photo plates. This delightful book is the author’s account of the countryside that spreads over three counties, Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire, and known as Cranborne Chase. It is the ideal companion for both the active and armchair traveller, taking the reader into this wonderful area, and relating the history o... View more info

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Hardy Novelist & Poet

By: HAWKINS, DESMOND:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London & New York, David & Charles / Barnes & Noble, 1976 1st UK edition.:

Seller ID: 81021


Size 9 x 5.5 inches. In brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Edges rubbed, Thin stain to rear top edge, some fading to front and spine. Not price clipped). Neat inscription to front endpaper, else a very clean and tight copy. 247pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. The author presents Hardy’s career chronologically and places the novels and poetry within the context of his life, friendships and marriages. View more info

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Cranborne Chase.

By: HAWKINS, DESMOND:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz. 1980 (1st.):

Seller ID: 63841


Tall 8vo. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Top edge slightly creased. Not price clipped). Author’s obituary loose in front. A very clean and tight copy. 192pp. Map on endpapers. Numerous b/w photo plates. This delightful book is the author’s account of the countryside that spreads over three counties, Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire, and known as Cranborne Chase. It is the ideal companion for both the active and armchair traveller, taking the reader into this wonderful ar... View more info

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Cranborne Chase.

By: HAWKINS, DESMOND:

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London. Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1980 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 71342


Size 6.0 x 9.25 inches. In dark green cloth covers with gilt to spine. With pictorial dustwrapper. Maps to endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). Owner’s bookplate to half title page, dated 1981. A very clean and tight copy. 192pp. With b/w photographs. This delightful book is the author’s account of the countryside that spreads over three counties, Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire, and known as Cranborne Chase. It is the ideal companion for both the active and armchair traveller, taking the reader into... View more info

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Cranborne Chase.

By: HAWKINS, DESMOND:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz. 1980 (1st.):

Seller ID: 62461


In green cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Top and front fore edge slightly creased. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. 192pp. Map on endpapers. Numerous b/w photo plates. This delightful book is the author’s account of the countryside that spreads over three counties, Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire, and known as Cranborne Chase. It is the ideal companion for both the active and armchair traveller, taking the reader into this wonderful area, and relating the history of the ... View more info

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Avalon and Sedgemoor.

By: HAWKINS, DESMOND:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: David & Charles. Newton Abbot. 1973 1st. edition:

Seller ID: 54388


In illustrated limp paper covers. In very good condition. Spine and cover slightly faded. A clean and tight copy. 262pp. Num.photo.plts; An unusually vivid account of this region of England, ...;A country of subtle texture and luminous power, a landscape charged with distinctive beauties and mysteries that feed the imagination as few other English scenes can do. View more info

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The Grove Diaries The Rise and Fall of an English Family. 1809-1925. Signed copy.

By: HAWKINS, DESMOND;

Price: £38.00

Publisher: Dovecote Press. 1995 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 80019


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper. Signed by author on title page. A very clean and tight copy. 375pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. The diaries of successive generations of the Grove family chart the rise of a Wiltshire/Dorset border family from county gentry to aristocratic Victorian grandees, before the much steeper trajectory of the family’s decline. View more info