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Handbook for Travellers in Sussex. (Murray's Hand-Book Sussex. )
London, John Murray. 1905. Flexible Clothcovers. 174 pp + 48 pp ("Murray's Handbook Advertiser, 1904-1905"), 6 3/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Title page states "Fifth Edition" and below the publisher information, with the date 1893, "With Index and Directory Revised to 1902". All maps, including one in the rear pocket, are present. Includes an Introduction (Extent and History / Antiquities / Products and Manuacturers / Geology and Traveller's View / Main Roads / Railway Systems / Skeleton Tour / Places of Interest / An Artistic and Antiquarian Tour). Describes a variety of routes, radiating out from London, Hastings, "Tonbridge" Wells, Brighton, Horsham and Godalming, plus an Index. The title for the advertising section continues: "Containing Useful Information for Travellers, Railway and Steamboat Companies, Hotels and Miscellaneous Advertisements." Interior - very light browning to pages except 'advertiser' pages which have moderate browning, splits in paper in inside hinges and book is lightly cracked at two places but holding firmly, small crease at top corner of approx. pages 113 to 124. Exterior - light edge wear to covers, moderate wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, heavy crease at top corner of front cover - migrates into pages up to page 20, light soiling and a few small air bubbles on covers, liquid stain and fading at top corner of front cover and small liquid mark at bottom of cover, browning to edges of text block. Good-.
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Book number: 29222
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 21 | £UK 18.75 | JP¥ 2600]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Sussex, County Guides, England, English, Handbooks, Maps, Plans, Travel, Travelling, Local Guides, Tonbridge Wells, St. Leonards, Hastings, Brighton, Eastbourne, Chichester, Haslemere, Midhurst, Petworth, Arundel, Godalming, Horsham, Portsmouth, Worthing,

 
Sausmarez Manor: The Residence of Mr. And Mrs. Cecil de Sausmarez.
St. Martin's, Guernsey, C.I. . Stapled in Wraps. 15 pp, 8 7/16" H. B&w photographs. Signed on title page: "C H de Saumarez / 26 vii '76". A brief history of Sausmarez Manor and the de Sausmarez family of Guernsey, Channel Islands, from the 13th to 20th century. Interior - soft crease at top corner of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small faint rub mark on rear cover. Very Good. Signed.
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Book number: 30407
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.75 | £UK 11.25 | JP¥ 1560]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Sausmarez Manor, Guernsey, Channel Islands, Cecil Havilland de Sausmarez, Signed, Seigneurs, John Andros, Sir Edmond, Queen Anne, Charles Andros, Regency, John de Sausmarez, Victorian.

 
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Bacon's Route Guide to 150 Miles Round London for Cyclists and Motorists.
G.W. Bacon, London, [c1913].. 28 pp + publisher's ads, 6 3/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). The contents are divided into two sections: "Cyclist's Route Guide, 150 Miles Around London: Index to Routes (To and From)" and "150 Miles Round London: Popular Road Routes for Cycl ists - Distances in Miles and Furlongs. Interior - minor browning to pages - a few tiny foxing marks, staples are rusty, soft wrinkles on pages, one page with tiny edge tear and small corner crease otherwise clean and tight with no other o w n e r s h i p marks. Exterior - light browning, light to moderte soiling, light edge wear - mainly on spine. Good.
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Book number: 20241
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 | £UK 15 | JP¥ 2080]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: England, Cycle Routes, Motor, Cycling, Motoring, Distances, Towns, Cities, Roads, Miles, Furlongs, London Area.

 
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Brighton & Hove 1963.
Brighton Corporation, Brighton, 1963.. 128 pp, 9" H, soft cover - large fold-out "1963 Brighton and Hove Accommodation List and Map" laid in. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, advertisements, two page street map. A tourist guide. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease at bottom corner of front cover - migrates slightly into first few pages. tiny scuff on front cover - two on rear cover, light wrinkling on spine. Very Good.
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Book number: 19758
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.75 | £UK 11.25 | JP¥ 1560]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Brighton, Hove, Tourist Brochures, Seaside Resorts, Guide Books, Museums, Hotels, Royal Pavilion, Advertising, Maps.

 
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The Date-Book of Remarkable & Memorable Events Connected with Nottingham and Its Neighbourhood, 1884.
Archive CD Books, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, 2003, no. 73 of 100 facsimile reprint copies.. 629 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (brown boards with red title block, gold lettering and banding on spine) - no dust jacket. "The first edition of the Nottingham Date Book was compiled by John F Sutton, and published in 1852. That edition covered the period 1750 to 1849 only. In 1879 John Field revised and added to the original work to bring it up to date to the year 1879, and a new edition was published. In 1884, a third and final edition was published. This new edition duplicated the 1879 edition, but with the addition of a supplement covering the period 1880 to 1884, and at the same time, a whole new section of 200 pages was added (titled Part 1) covering the period 850 to 1749. It is this final edition that we have published in facsimile." Small area of minor soiling on bottom of textblock, minor rubbing on boards. Near Fine.
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Book number: 21384
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 126 | £UK 112.25 | JP¥ 15603]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Nottingham, Battles, Borough Records, Charters, Trent Bridge Fort, Mickleton Jury, Trade, Obituaries, Royal Visits, Town Walls, Buildings, Celebrations, Churches, Chapels, Schools, Ballooning, Militia, Elections, Fires, Floods, Executions, Newcastle

 
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A Guide to the Ruins of Kenilworth Castle.
W.H. Smith and Son, Warwick, n.d.. 23 pp, 6 1/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs, reproductions. A small guidebook, giving a brief history of the Castle and its times, and a description of the ruins. Interior - staple is slightly rusty, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate soiling - mainly on rear cover, small soft corner crease on rear panel, staple slightly rusty. Good+.
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Book number: 19936
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Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Kenilworth Castle, Castles, Ruins, Guidebooks, Towers, Fortifications.

 
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Historic Towns and Spas in England.
London, British Travel and Holidays Association. 1956. Soft Cover. 84 pp, 7 1/4" H. B&w photographs, advertisements. An alphabetic listing of selected English towns, giving their county, population, distance from London, early closing days with a short history and notes on items of interest. Interior - very light foxing marks on inside of covers and first and last few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny faint foxing marks on edges of textblock, minor soiling, faint wrinkles on spine. Very Good-.
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Book number: 20112
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | £UK 7.5 | JP¥ 1040]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Travel, Spas, Historic, Towns, England, English, Tourism, Holidays, Vacations, Guide Books, Mid 20th Century England, Touring, Sightseeing, Travel.

 
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King Edward's School, Birmingham.
Oxford, Basil Blackwell. Hard Cover. 56 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H) - dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold seal on front board. No date - c1964. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. A brief pictorial overview of the history of King Edward's School, Birmingham, dating back to 1552. Interior - light browning to enpapers and margins of text pages, school presentation label to previous owner on front pastedown, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edgewear, light fading to cloth on spine and on parts of boards, two very small watermarks at bottom of front board. Good+/No Jacket.
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Book number: 17702
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Catalogue: British History
Keywords: King Edward's School, Grammar Schools, England, Birmingham, Houses, Housemasters, Architecture, Education.

 
AIRNE, C.W.
Abbeys of Britain. Told in Pictures.
Sankey, Hudson, Manchester, n.d.. 64 pp, 8 3/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, map. Consists of one page of introductory text followed by pages of captioned photographs showing interiors, exteriors and architectural details. Interior - light browning to inside of covers, minor browning to pages, rusty staples, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - browning to edges of covers, rusty staples, light browning to edges of textblock, very sm a l l l i g h t stain on front cover, minor edge wear. Good+.
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Book number: 19487
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.75 | £UK 11.25 | JP¥ 1560]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Abbeys, Religious Institutions, England, Wales, Scotland, Beaulieu, Abingdon, Bolton, Buildwas, Chepstow, Cleeve, Crossranguel, Crowland, Deerhurst, Dorchester, Dryburgh, Finchale, Forde, Fountains, Haughmond, Hexham, Leominster, Llanthony, Malmesbu

 
AIRNE, C.W.
Cathedrals of Britain. Told in Pictures.
Sankey, Hudson, Manchester, n.d.. 64 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, map. Consists of one page of introductory text followed by pages of captioned photographs showing interiors, exteriors and architectural details. Interior - light browning to inside of covers, minor browning to pages, rusty staples, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - browning to edges of covers, rusty staples, light browning to edges of textblock, minor e d g e w e a r . Good+.
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Book number: 19486
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Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Cathedrals, Churches, Architecture, Architectural Details, England, Scotland, Canterbury, Chester, Durham, Edinburgh, Ely, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Lichfield, Lincoln, Norwich, St Alban's, Wells, Southwell, Salisbury, Winchester, York, Ripon, T

 
ALLEN, GILLIAN.
Yesterday's Town: Wellington. A Diary of a West Country Town in the 19th Century.
Buckingham, Barracuda. 1987, Limited Edition. (ISBN: 0860232921) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 124 pp, small 4to (10 7/16" H). Number 368 of a limited edition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "(I)t is the detail of the 19th century record which attracts us most; the people who lived in specific houses like the Millers, Langleys and Merediths; the controversy about the three posts outside the White Hart Inn; the shops that changed from bank to fishmonger, from watchmaker to cobbler, from Bell Inn to basketmaker; the man who dug a canal in his garden to employ poor people; the ten-year-old who died when her pinny caught fire; the horse that took nine men to the gallows. Here too is the fire brigade whose captain refused entry to his own team as his cottage blazed away; the riots when a cemetery was proposed; the earliest chapels built and closed; Ann Pain, who stole a bullock's heart on St. Valentine's Day; Mr Marks, who lost 50 Pounds at Wellington Fair; elderly Maria Strippling, sentenced to seven days' labour for pinching threepennorth of hay; and the 4,703 tramps who came to Wellington in 1865. Transport changed the town, when the turnpikes, canal, railway and finally motorcar came. The first car owner was heavily fined; the first acceptable motor hit the Town Hall. Taverns prospered, and there were 75 at one time or another. Thirteen survive. The greatest change of all came with the Great War - 'our old world has gone forever' said the local 'rag'. That world is recreated (here) - in a fluent, fascinating and fact-packed narrative and some 200 pictures, many of them rare, and most unique to this book." Book is slightly cocked. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top edge, a few small faint indentations on panels, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 27184
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 33.75 | £UK 30 | JP¥ 4161]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Amery, Baker, Banking, Banks, Stuckey's, Bicycle Clubs, Bishop Bros, Blackdown, Bowling, Egerton Burnett, Churches, Chapels, All Saints, Baptist, Co-Operative Society, Richard Corner, Cottage Hospital, Cricket, Jonathan Cutler, Dobree, Duke Wellington, El

 
ALLIGHAN, GARRY. FOREWORD BY THE RT. HON. LORD GAINFORD.
Sir John Reith.
London, Stanley Paul. 1938, First Edition. Hard Cover. 287 pp + publisher's advertising, 8 3/4" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering & banding on spine. B&w photographs, drawing. Inscribed in green ink on front free endpaper: "To my very good friends / Tom & ? Wheeler / Sharers of many happy hours / Garry Allighan". The second name has been inked over at some later date. "Controlling one of the greatest forces in international affairs, the Director-General of the B.B.C. has attained a position of power second only to that of a Prime Minister. He directs a machine that produces mass-education, mass-entertainment, and mass-information for continuous consumption by millions of the peoples of this country and every overseas nation of the Commonwealth. (His life story) is here told in full for the first time, and makes sensational revelations of the career and character of this remarkable, but unknown man. (It) is superimposed on the background of the romance of radio itself, and which clearly shows how, for this man of destiny, the man and his destiny were being developed on parallel lines. Interesting glimpses are given of those who were creating the new science in readiness for the Reith era, and fascinating disclosures are made from inside the B.B.C. itself." Light browning to endpapers, light toning to margins of pages, slight separation between some page gatherings (mostly at photograph pages) but still holding firmly, small label from bookstore on front pastedown, some edge wear to boards, wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine, browning to edges of text block, some very faint liquid marks on boards, spine is a slightly darker green than boards. Good+/No Jacket. Inscribed By Author.
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Book number: 30130
USD 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 54.75 | £UK 48.75 | JP¥ 6761]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Sir John Reith, B.B. C. , British Broadcasting Corporation, Radio Broadcasting, Biography, Broadcasting House, Arthur Burrows, Peter Eckersley, General Electric, Edward Hughes, Labour Party, David Lloyd George, Guglielmo Marconi, Metro-Vickers, Monopolies

 
COPLEY, GORDON J., ANNOTATED AND EDITED BY.
Camden's Britannia: Kent. From the Edition of 1789 By Richard Gough.
London, Hutchinson. 1977. (ISBN: 0091252407) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 96 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). B&w reproductions, double-page map. "William Camden provided in his 'Britannia' a historical and topographical survey, county by county, of England - and to a lesser extent - of Scotland and Ireland. Since he travelled the country at the vital period when the monasteries had only just been dissolved and before the destruction of ancient monuments in the Civil War and later centuries, his book remains a primary source of great value. Yet, to be restored to its full usefulness as a tool for the modern archaeologist, historian and topographer, it requires comprehensive annotation in the light of subsequent research. This immense task has been undertaken by Dr Gordon Copley, who has himself an enviable reputation in all three of these allied fields. He has collected and collated information from many sources, and personally travelled thousands of miles to visit the sites mentioned by Camden as they can be seen today. This opening volume of a series intended to cover the same ground described by the Tudor historian shows how much, despite the destruction of time and the vandalism of the developer, survives of our historic heritage. Not the least of its attractions is the rich turn of phrase which makes the notes a joy to read, and rivals the quality of Gough's English verion of Camden's original Latin." Tiny dint on front free endpaper - migrates into preliminary pages. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, 1/2" chip at top of front panel and 1/2" tear at top of rear panel - both repaired with cellotape, old price label and two corner creases on front flap, minor rubbing, light soiling and a few light finger marks, very light browning. Very Good+/Good+.
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Book number: 19079
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.75 | £UK 11.25 | JP¥ 1560]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: William Camden, Richard Gough, Kent, Aylesford, Canterbury, Cinque Ports, Crayford, Deal, Dover, Ebbsfleet, Furnace, Lympne, Medway, Richborough, Rochester, Sandown Castle, Sandwich, Sheppey, Stour, Thames, Thanet, Walmer, Wantsum, Rivers, Newenden, Topog

 
DERHAM, ROY, ARRANGED AND EDITED BY. INSCRIBED.
Maiden Voyages; Tales of Young Seamen. Vindi Boys' First Trips to Sea.
Buckingham, Baron. 2002, Limited Edition. (ISBN: 0860236714) Soft Cover. 211 pp, 8vo (8 13/16" H). Number 528 of a limited edition. INSCRIBED ON LIMITATION PAGE, "WITH BEST WISHES, ROY DERHAM". B&w illustrations. "Twelve weeks with TS 'Vindicatrix' prepared young lads for a life at sea, but not for the first trip - on liner, coaster, collier or cargo boat, cruise ship, tanker or tramp steamer. Often bullied, invariably seasick; cold, wet, hungry and initially miserable, most matured to become old hands - stewards, cooks or sometimes Master. Others swore never to go to sea again, and over four hundred lost their young lives for their country. Many became Distressed Seamen, yet survived. Some were torpedoed, sometimes more than once; some found themselves in prison camps. Others sailed to exotic places and met strange people. A few jumped ship and several fell overboard. Some were pushed. Most of them had strange experiences, saw far flung lands, and made lifetime friends. Many fell in love with the sea while some hated it but it earnt the respect of them all. Most express few regrets and all those in this book remember it well - that first trip as a graduate Vindi-boy, untried, uncertain and just a little afraid. This is the sum of the maiden voyages of over fifty Vindi-boys, who learnt their trade with the old lady of Sharpness between 1939 and 1966." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - spine very slightly cocked, very minor edge wear. Very Good+.
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Book number: 27011
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 37.75 | £UK 33.75 | JP¥ 4681]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Vindicatrix, Vinid, Gravesend Sea School, Seamanship, Sailors, Seamen, Training Ships, Merchant Marine, Personal Reminiscences, Narratives, Sharpness, Voyages, Journeys. 0860236714

 
ASHCROFT, R.L. ADDITIONAL BOOK BY C.M. MATTHEWS.
Haileybury1908-1961: The Story of Haileybury College from 1908 to 1942, and of Haileybury and Imperial College from 1942 to 1961. Together with: Haileybury Since Roman Times: A Study of a Square Mile of England.
Haileybury Society. 1961. Mixed: Hard Cover & Soft Cover with dust jacket. 1. Haileybury 1908-1961, 219 pp, hard cover in dust jacket, 8 3/4" H, published 1961 - b&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: The Council; The Masters; The Boys (An era of change / Scholarship / Heads of the School / The School Societies / Music / Art / The Combined Cadet Force / Football / Cricket / Minor Games); The Administrative Staff; New Buildings; The Houses; Chapel; Health and Hygiene; At War; The Amalgamation; Old Haileyburians (A General Survey / The Haileybury Society / The Cricket Week / The Football Club / The Guild / The Agra Mission); Miscellanea; Index. 2. Haileybury since Roman Times - 204 pp, soft cover, 8 1/2" H, self-published 1959 - b&w maps, drawings, genealogical tables - fold-out map at rear. Contents: The Place called Haileybury; Before the Norman Conquest; The Hailey of Domesday Book; The Manor in the Middle Ages; Later Goldingtons and its Records; The Manor of Great Amwell; The Manor of Geddings; The Roads round Haileybury; Tudor Farmers at Hailey Bushes; A Century of Owners; Troubled Times; William Cager and Henry Stout; Dimsdales, Stouts and Cowpers; Clarkes and Turtons; Hailey Bury; Transition; The East India College; Conclusion; Appendices (Lords of the Manors / Owners of the Estate / Notes / Sources / Notes on the Illustrations / Maps / Index). 1. small light soiling mark at bottom of page 213, very small corner bump on rear board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has wrinkling at rop edge, twor tiny edge tears archivally taped. 2. Interior - fold-out map is very slightly mis-aligned with book, otherwise clean and tght with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small minor wrinkle at fore-edge of a few pages, soft corner crease on rear cover, minor soiling, some toning to spine and front cover. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 30179
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 21 | £UK 18.75 | JP¥ 2600]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Haileybury, England, Schools, School Life, Haileyburians, Masters, Scholarship, School Societies, Cadet Force, Football, Cricket, World War Ii, Earl Attlee, Sir B.E. Baker, C.M. Billington, E.F. Bonhote, Lord Alport, N.H. R.A. Broomfield, B.R. Darewski, A

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