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  1. 63958
    First edition, a very good, complete copy - "The half-title is frequently missing. Some copies have the vignettes uncoloured" (Tooley). Abbey suggests that although no precedence can be proved "it is probable that the coloured vignettes were issued after the completion of the parts as an extra inducement to prospective purchasers.... Learn More
    £14,250

    Stock Code: 63958

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  2. 62650
    First edition, early issue with a number of the plates in their first state. "Ackermann's The Microcosm of London... is a book of major importance. The architectural drawings were by Augustus Charles Pugin, a French refugee who came to London in about 1798, 'driven from his country either by the horrors of the French Revolution... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 62650

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  3. [Sammelband of travel narratives and digests.]
    An interesting sammelband of scarce travel narratives printed by the radical publisher and bookseller Sir Richard Phillips (1767-1840), including a rare collection of anonymous letters from William Parry's first arctic voyage, and the sole editions in English of Baron Hallberg's Reise durch Skandinavien (1818) and of Louis... Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 112632

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  4. The Enigma of Stonehenge.
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 105303

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    First compiled edition. This volume, prefaced in English, contains two French travellers' accounts of their visit to the Kingdoms of England and Scotland in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: "The two pieces here offered to the public contain the idea which some of our neighbours formed of us in the two last centuries.... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 87462

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  6. Devon.
    First edition, first impression. One of the later books in the Shell County Guides series, published between 1934 and 1984 under the general editorship of John Betjeman and John Piper. Learn More
    £65

    Stock Code: 91796

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  7. The Enigma of Stonehenge.
    First edition, first impression. Signed by Fowles on the title page. Co-authored with photographer Barry Brukoff. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 87816

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  8. I Crossed the Minch.
    First edition, first impression. The author's account of a trip to the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 87543

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  9. The Environs of London:
    Large paper edition. The first edition was published in 1792-1800. The principal work of the topographer Daniel Lysons (1762-1834), produced with the keen support of Horace Walpole, to whom the work is dedicated. Many areas which were "environs" to Lysons are now firmly inside London, including Battersea, Bermondsey, Camberwell,... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 66054

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  10. The Roman Wall,
    First editions. The first named with the inscription, "Presented to Henry Lawes Long Esq., by The Duke of Northumberland, Syon 27th August 1859" to the first blank and circular, sepia lithographed Long armorial bookplate to the front pastedown; the second inscribed "With the Duke of Northumberland's Compliments" verso of... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 68827

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  11. A Topographical History of Surrey.
    A handsomely bound set of Brayley's copiously illustrated history of Surrey. Learn More
    £1,200

    Stock Code: 20997

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  12. A Chronological Outline of the History of Bristol,
    First Edition. The full-page woodcut on p. 277 shows the old Bristol bridge. Learn More
    £120

    Stock Code: 29662

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  13. 31731
    Second edition of the first county history of Berkshire, originally published in 1719; a third edition was published at reading in 1736. The astrologer and antiquary Elias Ashmole (1617-1692) was appointed to the College of Arms as Windsor Herald of Arms in Ordinary in 1660. In 1667, he began collecting information for this... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 31731

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  14. 27407
    First and only edition. The Royal Clyde Yacht Club was the biggest in Britain at the end of the nineteenth century, larger even than the Solent Yacht Club, and Clyde yachts were world-famous as pioneers of the relatively new sport of yacht racing. This book reproduces in chromolithography a series of watercolours by Henry... Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 27407

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