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THE NATURAL HISTORY OF SELBORNE
Written by Gilbert White; Keith Thomas.
Stock no. 1326647
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2009. Nearly fine condition.

Large format. Brown cloth spine and rear cover with gilt title. Front cover is green with black/gilt drawings. The text of this edition is taken from the 1789 edition and includes the first part only, with minor emendations. The additional two letters 'Timothy the Tortoise to Miss Hecky Mulso' and 'On the Sense of Hearing in Fishes', were first published in the 1877 edition of 'The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne', edited by Thomas Bell, 2 vols, published by John Van Voorst. Exquisite full page colour illustrations. A beautiful edition! Tiny imperfection where lower front corner of paper board covering has been creased. Contained in publisher's slipcase which is scuffed.

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STOCKBURY: A REGIONAL STUDY IN NORTH-EAST KENT
Written by Christine Pugh; Geoffrey E. Hutchings.
Stock no. 1326533
Published by The Hill Farm. 1st 1928. Almost very good condition.

Grey paperwraps. B/w fold-out maps and diagrams. Covers a bit grubby, small red mark to front cover. Some page corner tips creased. Misfold to map at rear. Light foxing.

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EDWARDIAN WORTHING
Written by Rob Blann.
Stock no. 1326522
Published by Rob Blann. 1st 1991. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Eventful era in a lifeboat town. Large format. Green boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. 194 pages. ISBN: 0951627716. SIGNED by the author to front free-endpaper. Spine and corners bumped, some small dents to cover edges. Dustwrapper is slightly edge creased.

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IMAGES OF PORTSMOUTH
Written by Sarah Quail; John Stedman.
Stock no. 1826772
Published by Breedon Books Publishing Co.. 1st 1993. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

This book draws on the riches of the collection of the City Museum Service and City Reocrds Office to bring together well over 300 illustrations - photographs, prints, paintings, drawings and postcards of this historic city. Large format. Grey cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos & illustrations, plus a few colour. ISBN: 1873626258. A lovely copy. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed with a few minor marks.

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ALFRED HAMBROOK'S MID KENT: THROUGH TIME
Written by Andrew Ashbee.
Stock no. 1826391
Published by Amberley Publishing. 1st 2010. Slightly better than very good condition.

Alfred N. Hambrook was a stationer and printer whose shop in Snodland High Street served the community for around fifty years from 1901. His postcards of Snodland and district are well known and he produced a great number of other views with his brother. This book concentrates on an area of mid Kent all within about a dozen miles of Snodland. Hambrook was a good photographer and his images show a way of life and a landscape now much changed by the trappings of modern society. Pictorial cardwraps. B/w & colour photos. ISBN: 9781848689343. A lovely copy.

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SURREY: A SHELL GUIDE
Written by Bruce Watkin.
Stock no. 1826369
Published by Faber & Faber. 1st 1977. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 0571096093. Light mottling to edges of boards, more so to rear board, else boards clean and bright. Contents clean. Price-cut green pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed.

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THE JOURNAL, ESSAYS, THE JOURNEY FROM ESSEX
Written by John Clare; Anne Tibble.
Stock no. 1826345
Published by Carcanet New Press. 1st thus 1980. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Introduced and edited by Anne Tibble. Anne Tibble provides biographical and critical commentary and raises once again the question of Clare's supposed 'madness', applying the works included here to a fresh interpretation of his larger work. Black cloth boards, gilt title to spine. A few b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0856353442. Text block lightly browned. Contents clean. Green pictorial dustwrapper is lightly faded and scuffed.

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"... A FINER PLACE TO LIVE": A HISTORY OF THE PARISH OF CRAWLEY IN HAMPSHIRE
Written by David S. Dunbar.
Stock no. 1826340
Published by Crawley Local History Group. 1st 2000. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Crawley is a small village and parish some 4 miles west of Winchester. This book tells the story of its people and buildings, and ends with an extended look at the people of Crawley in the year 2000. A fascinating and readable insight into the evolution of a small community over two thousand years. Large format. Green cloth boards, gilt titles. B/w and colour photos. SIGNED by the author (with best regards) to free front endpaper. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly edge-creased.

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THE WORTHING ROAD AND ITS COACHES
Written by Henrey Smail.
Stock no. 1826313
Published by Aldridge Bros. 2nd 1944. Very good condition.

Blue cloth, gilt titles. Colour frontis. B/w illustrations. 2nd edition. Endpapers show the road from London to Worthing in strip map form. The Worthing Pageant Series. Boards grubby and lightly marked. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. A few marks mainly to margins.

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THE ISLE OF WIGHT: A SHELL GUIDE
Written by Pennethorne Hughes.
Stock no. 1826295
Published by Faber & Faber. 1st 1967. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Blue cloth boards, silver title to spine. Colour frontis and b/w photos. A nice, clean copy. Pictorial dustwrapper is ligthly browned.

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KENT: A SHELL GUIDE
Written by Pennethorne Hughes.
Stock no. 1826294
Published by Faber & Faber. 1st 1969. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Red cloth boards, navy blue title to spine. Colour frontis, b/w photos. ISBN: 0571090915. Boards nice and bright. Text block lightly browned. Contents clean. Price-cut pictorial dustwrapper is creased on front flap, faded to spine, lightly rubbed at corners and light remains of a label to front panel.

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EAST SUSSEX: A SHELL GUIDE
Written by W.S. Mitchell.
Stock no. 1826293
Published by Faber & Faber. 1st 1978. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Blue cloth boards, dark blue title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 0571107516. Light rubbing to lower board edges, minor pale marks to rear board. Foxing to prelims. Half-title page has a grease stripe (pale) about 2" wide from top to bottom at gutter edge. Contents clean. Price-cut dustwrapper is lightly marked on front flap (again, very minor) and lightly scuffed.

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