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BLACK'S PICTURESQUE GUIDE THROUGH NORTH AND SOUTH WALES AND MONMOUTHSHIRE EDINBURGH, A & C Black
1 BLACK'S PICTURESQUE GUIDE THROUGH NORTH AND SOUTH WALES AND MONMOUTHSHIRE EDINBURGH A & C Black
A & C Black 1851 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Travel; Maps; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; [2], viii, 406, 44, [1] [2] pages; Bound in green cloth, blind-decorated with gilt decoration and titled spine. Large folding map of North Wales, 2 side by side maps of the River Wye. Folding map of Chester and Holyhead and related railways. 4 tissue guarded steel engraved views and other woodcuts. Large folding map of South Wales and 48 page publisher's catalog at rear, dated 1852-53. Occasional scattered foxing. Pressed flower stain to pp 286-87. Dampstaining on eps. Spine is worn at head and tail. Maps VG. McBride p20. ; 0 31837 
Price: 112.75 USD
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CHAUCER'S ENGLAND.  (Vol I Only of 2), Browne, Matthew (W Brighty Rands)
2 CHAUCER'S ENGLAND. (Vol I Only of 2) Browne, Matthew (W Brighty Rands)
London Hurst and Blackett 1869 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Ex-Library; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 317 pages; Dark slate library cloth binding. Waterstains to frontis only. Deaccessioned from Friends Library , chapters are; THE POET OF THE CANTERBURY TALES, THE STORY AND THE PILGRIMS, CHIVALRY, THE GAY SCIENCE, FEMALE TYPES IN CHAUCHER, MERRY ENGLAND, THE HEART OF ENGLAND, MOTLEY, MEDIEVAL NUDITARIANISM (A word coined by Rev. St. John Tyrwhitt. ) ; 0 24498 
Price: 65.75 USD
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COUNTRY LIFE PICTURE BOOK OF THE WEST COUNTRY, Gladstone, Stanley
3 COUNTRY LIFE PICTURE BOOK OF THE WEST COUNTRY Gladstone, Stanley
London England Country Life Litd 1952 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Published 1952, paste down color plate on front cover of dust jacket. ; 4 21105 
Price: 13.11 USD
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DERBYSHIRE, Porteous, Crichton
4 DERBYSHIRE Porteous, Crichton
London Robert Hale 1950 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Travel; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 310 pages; Gifting to first blank. Photos and foldout map in FINE condition. Somewhat lightened spine. ; 0 25615 
Price: 23.45 USD
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EIGHT EPISODES IN THE HISTORY OF BATH [G], J. F. Meehan.
5 EIGHT EPISODES IN THE HISTORY OF BATH [G] J. F. Meehan.
Bath Meehan, 1909 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Travel; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 48 pages; [Bath, England]. J. F. Meehan. Eight Episodes In The History Of Bath With Illustrations from Rare Prints and from Medallions in the Possession of Queen Alexandria. Bath: Meehan, 1909. 8vo. 48pp. Red cloth, gilt letters.8 illustrations (5 full-page, 3 in text). 1st edition. Cloth lightly worn, unevenly faded. Lacking rfep, ffep and last page of text is toned . Graphics available of tp, frontis and toned last page. Scarce item. ; 0 27153 
Price: 131.55 USD
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ELIZABETH AND PHILIP: OUR HEIRESS AND HER CONSORT, Wulff, Louis
6 ELIZABETH AND PHILIP: OUR HEIRESS AND HER CONSORT Wulff, Louis
Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd. N.D. Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 64 pages; Sonme discoloration to DJ. Offset to front edn papers from laid in gift card. ; 0 14615 
Price: 13.11 USD
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7 ENGLAND (THE BLUE GUIDES) Muirhead, Findlay, editor
London Macmillan 1920 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Maps; Travel; Reference; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 598 pages; Blue and gilt cloth covered boards. There were two editions in May of 1920, the first and the second- this is the second. First Fold out map has tear to base. Sound copy. ; 0 2037 
Price: 13.54 USD
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ENGLISH COUNTIES : A BOOK OF NEW PHOTOGRAPHS., J Dixon - Scott
8 ENGLISH COUNTIES : A BOOK OF NEW PHOTOGRAPHS. J Dixon - Scott
London England Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1950 First Edition; Fifth Printing Hardcover, Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; full-page black-and-white photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 0 21110 
Price: 13.11 USD
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FIFTY MILES ROUND SULGRAVE, Pakenham-Walsh, W. S
9 FIFTY MILES ROUND SULGRAVE Pakenham-Walsh, W. S
Printed By the Advertiser Press,, Banbury for Pakenham-Walsh 1929 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Kathleen Pakenham-Walsh. 
Travel; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Woodcut h; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 110 pages; Blue cloth, lightened spine. ; 0 25610 
Price: 23.45 USD
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GEORGIAN DELIGHTS, Plumb, John H.
10 GEORGIAN DELIGHTS Plumb, John H.
Little Brown & Co. 1980 0316711284 / 9780316711289 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Merger; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; First edition, so stated, published 1980 fine with fine dust jacket. Increasingly for the last quarter of the 17th-century in Britain. There was a change in man's attitude to himself and to the world about him. Men and women felt that happiness was to be found on earth, as well as in heaven...; 0 19745 
Price: 13.11 USD
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GLIMPSES OF ENGLISH HISTORY Vol I, C E D (Charles E Dana)
11 GLIMPSES OF ENGLISH HISTORY Vol I C E D (Charles E Dana)
Philadelphia Printed By the Pupils of the Penna Institution for the Deaf and Dumb 1904 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
History; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 296 with index pages; A number of full page plates. A nicely produced and illustrated book from the time of teh Nomras to the time opf John the Fearless. This appears to be the first volume of a five volume series although there is no reference to such. ; 0 24067 
Price: 46.95 USD
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GREAT PLAYS (ENGLISH), Selected translations
12 GREAT PLAYS (ENGLISH) Selected translations
Appleton & Co. 1904 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Babylonia; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Landmarks of Civilization; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original green cloth, spotting to covers, uncut, clean and sound throughout published 1904. Includes various plays; 0 20586 
Price: 21.57 USD
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HISTORICAL MEMORIALS OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY  (Vol I Only of 3 Vol Set) #479/600 Large Paper Edition, Stanley , Arthur Penrhyn
13 HISTORICAL MEMORIALS OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY (Vol I Only of 3 Vol Set) #479/600 Large Paper Edition Stanley , Arthur Penrhyn
NY Anson D. F. Randolph & Co 1887 First American Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 239 pages; 12 ills. Back cover loose, front cover detached. Spine detached and laid in. VG Text block sound and complete. Includes chronology of westminster abbey; 0 24262 
Price: 30.97 USD
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INVASION 1066, Furneau, Rupert
14 INVASION 1066 Furneau, Rupert
Englewood Cliffs, NJ Prentice Hall 1966 1125350407 / 9781125350409 First Edition; Third Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 207 pages; Wear to DJ edges, else clean. ; 0 25194 
Price: 13.11 USD
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KENT: ENGLAND IN CAMERACOLOUR, Hollingsworth, Alan
15 KENT: ENGLAND IN CAMERACOLOUR Hollingsworth, Alan
Shepperton, Surrey Town & County Books 1986 0863640311 / 9780863640315 First Edition; Third Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 0 14321 
Price: 14.05 USD
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LIFE & NATURE AT THE ENGLISH LAKES,, Rawnsley, H.
16 LIFE & NATURE AT THE ENGLISH LAKES, Rawnsley, H.
Glasgow Maclehose, 1902 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; TEG; 0 17216 
Price: 17.81 USD
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OLD DEVON CUSTOMS. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY CHRISTINA HOLE, Coxhead, J. R. W.
17 OLD DEVON CUSTOMS. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY CHRISTINA HOLE Coxhead, J. R. W.
May not be noted. Good+ with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Coxhead (J. R. W) : Old Devon Customs. With an Introduction by Christina Hole Raleigh Press, Exmouth, [1957]. 8vo. , First Edition, with a frontispiece and 6 plates trade paperback Good condition+; 0 9048 
Price: 13.11 USD
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OXFORD IN THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND, Rowse, A. L. ,
18 OXFORD IN THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND Rowse, A. L. ,
G. P. Putnam's Sons 1975 0399115706 / 9780399115707 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 0 17021 
Price: 13.11 USD
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PICTURE BOOK OF LONDON, Introduction, John Codrington,
19 PICTURE BOOK OF LONDON Introduction, John Codrington,
Country Life Limited 1953 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Travel; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; black-and-white full-page photographic plates; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Published 1953, over 80 full-page plates; 4 22914 
Price: 13.11 USD
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SHAKESPEARE'S AVON, Cash, J. Allen
20 SHAKESPEARE'S AVON Cash, J. Allen
London Chapman & Hall 1949 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Dust jacket is worn- see graphic. Publ 1949. Unpaginated, est 160pp. ; 4 21112 
Price: 16.87 USD
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