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Mansions and Merchants of Poole and Dorset Volume One.

By: BEAMISH, DEREK / HILLIER, JOHN / JOHNSTONE, H.F.V.:

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Poole Historical Trust 1976 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 57423


In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With illustrated dust jacket in orange and black with white lettering. Decorated maps to endpapers. In good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. back and front torn and creased at bottom edges. Not price clipped). Else a clean and tight copy. 192pp. Prof. ills. in b/w and colour. Superb book going through famous Merchants who have lived in Poole and the surrounding parts of Dorset over the last 2/3 hundred years and the houses they left behind them. Many of these were adventurous people (or felt there was nothing for them... View more info

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An Album Of Old Poole

By: BEAMISH, DEREK / DOCKERILL, JOHN / HILLIER, JOHN / SMITH, GRAHAM:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Poole Historical Trust 1975 1st Edition:

Seller ID: 70656


Size 8.0 x 11.25 inches. In brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dust wrapper. Illustrated endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. Pages not numbered. With 226 b/w photographs, and other illustrations. A history of Poole through old photographs. Black and white photographs throughout. Victorian and Edwardian photographs by professional and amateur photographers. The photpgraphs have all been researched individually by the authors and the text contains much information that ... View more info

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The Pride of Poole 1688-1851

By: BEAMISH, DEREK / DOCKERILL, JOHN / HILLIER, JOHN:

Price: £11.00

Publisher: Poole Historical Trust 1974 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 70133


Size 6.75 x 9.25 inches. In illustrated limp card covers. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. Old address label inside front cover. 280pp. With b/w photographs. Facsimile signatures to end papers. A brief history of the Corporation of Poole from 1688 to 1851.A brief account of some aspects of corporate life in the town leading up to and incorporating the first major reform of local government (1835). View more info

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Poole’s Pride Regained. 1964-1974.

By: HILLIER, JOHN / BLYTH, MARTIN:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Poole Historical Trust. 1996 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 61414


Tall 8vo. In brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Pictorial endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 204pp. Prof ill. with b/w and colour photographs. The story of the re-development of Poole in the 1960s and 70s. View more info

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Ebb-Tide at Poole.

By: HILLIER, JOHN:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Poole Historical Trust. 1985 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 69069


In brown cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine and front. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition.with very good dustwrapper (dw; not price clipped). Small pencil marks to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 216pp. With b/w photographs and a map. Illustrated end papers. An interesting book produced by Poole Historical Trust which tells the story of the serious decline in the fortunes of the Town/Harbour of Poole when the Napoleonic Wars ended. Trade declined and with town elections being declared fraudulant, all sorts of lawsuits were mounted which effectively ended i... View more info

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Victorian Poole.

By: HILLIER, JOHN:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Poole Historical Trust. 1990 1st edition..:

Seller ID: 76294


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Illustrated endpapers. In near fine condition with very good near fine dustwrapper. Small owners label to front endpaper else a very clean and tight copy. 220pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. The inside story of how Poole struggled to find another identity after the loss of the Newfoundland trade. Despite accusations of corruption, the Council took steps to improve the lot of the people of Poole. New buildings, public health works and improved harbour facilities were established at this tim... View more info

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The Long, Long Road to Victory. War Diary of an Infantry Despatch Rider, 1940-1946. Signed copy.

By: HILLIER, JOHN:

Price: £95.00

Publisher: John Hillier. 1995 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 67179


Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In maroon cloth boards with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). Author’s neat inscription to front endpaper. Else a very clean and tight copy. 173pp. With b/w photographs, sketch maps and illustrations. The author tells of his time as a despatch rider in WWII. He served in Africa, India, the Middle East, Scicily, Italy, Germany. View more info

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A Portfolio of Old Poole.

By: HILLIER, JOHN:

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Poole Historical Trust. 1983 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 70240


Size 8.0 x 11.25 inches. In purple cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper and maps to endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). Small address label to first blank page. Else a very clean and tight copy. 176pp. Prof ill. with b/w photographs, line drawings and maps. Illustrated endpapers. With over 300 photographs of old Poole with the text and captions filling in much of the history of Poole since the early 1800s. Includes the development of Hamworthy, Longfleet, Parkstone, Branksome and Broads... View more info

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Ebb-Tide at Poole.

By: HILLIER, JOHN:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Poole Historical Trust. 1985 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 61245


Tall 8vo. In brown cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With illustrated dustwrapper. Pictorial endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Slightly rubbed around edges. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 216pp. With monochrome illustrations in text. An interesting book produced by Poole Historical Trust which tells the story of the serious decline in the fortunes of the Town/Harbour of Poole when the Napoleonic Wars ended. Trade declined and with town elections being declared fraudulant, all sorts of lawsuits were mounted which effectively ended in th... View more info

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Ebb-Tide at Poole.

By: HILLIER, JOHN:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Poole Historical Trust. 1985 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 57417


In brown cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine and front. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition.with very good dustwrapper (dw; not price clipped). Small pencil marks to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 216pp. Prof ill. with b/w photographs and a map. Illustrated end papers. An interesting book produced by Poole Historical Trust which tells the story of the serious decline in the fortunes of the Town/Harbour of Poole when the Napoleonic Wars ended. Trade declined and with town elections being declared fraudulant, all sorts of lawsuits were mounted which effective... View more info

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Poole After World War II.

By: HILLIER, John;

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Poole. Poole Historical Trust. 1992 1st edition:

Seller ID: 76527


9.5 x 7 inches. Hardback in brown covers with gilt lettering to spine and original illustrated glossy dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with very good dustwrap. (DW edges slightly rubbed). A very clean and tight copy. 139pp. Illustrated endpapers and B&W illustrations throughout. View more info

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The Spirit of Poole. 1953-1963.

By: HILLIER, JOHN; BLYTH, Martin;

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Poole Historical Trust. 1994 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 76295


Size 9 x 6.5 inches. Hardback. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Illustrated endpapers. In near fine condition with very good near fine dustwrapper. Inside a very clean and tight copy. 220pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. The inside story of how Poole struggled to find another identity after the loss of the Newfoundland trade. Despite accusations of corruption, the Council took steps to improve the lot of the people of Poole. New buildings, public health works and improved harbour facilities were established at this time and the town began to grow... View more info