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The hereditary wardenship of Savernake Forest is an office of great antiquity dating back to the time of the conquest. The story is of great historical and general interest, dealing first with the record of the Estormit wardens and goes on to that of the Seymours, the Bruces and the Brudenells. The narrative begins in the remote 11th century and ends in the 20th century, spanning a period of some 825 years. Red cloth. B/w plates and maps. Board corners bumped, minor white mark to base of spine. Foxing to text block. Corner crease to lower corner of contents, possibly a result of being dropped at some point. Pictorial dustwrapper is eedge-worn with a few small chips and is grubby.
COLLETT'S FARTHING NEWSPAPER: THE BOWERCHALKE VILLAGE NEWSPAPER 1878-1924
Written by Rex Sawyer.
Stock no. 1826883
Published by The Hobnob Press. 1st thus 2004. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.
The story of a newspaper like no other, written and printed every week for over forty years in the remote South Wiltshire village of Bowerchalke by its remarkable vicar, the Revd Edward Collett. Originally published as The Bowerchalke Parish Papers: Collett's Village Newspaper, 1878-1924 in 1989 by Alan Sutton Publishing. A completely revissed and reset edition with additional illustrations. Brown boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. x and 166 pages including index. ISBN: 0946418225. SIGNED by the author (no dedication) to title page. Pictorial dustwrapper is unevenly faded, is grubby to rear panel and has previous bookseller's label to lower edge.
THE BOOK OF DEVIZES: THE LIFE STORY OF AN ANCIENT BOROUGH
Written by Edward Bradby.
Stock no. 1826319
Published by Barracuda Books. 1st 1985. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
The story of the town's past in words and pictures. Brown cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos and illustrations. Limited Edition. Original subscribers list to rear. ISBN: 0860231968. SIGNED by the author (no dedication) to title page. This is copy number 368. Text block slightly grubby, a few light creases. Green pictorial dustwrapper is lightly browned.
Card wraps. B/w photos. Locomotion Papers No. 237. ISBN: 9780853617266. Light wear to cover corners.
Large format. Red leather spine and corners; gilt title to spine. A Series of Original Etchings and Vignettes, Illustrative of the Most Interesting Buildings and other Remains of Antiquity , In That City and Neighbourhood. To which is prefixed, A Brief History of Old and New Sarum. Scuffing and chipping to red leather on spine and corners; some loss. Other marks and scuffs to covers. All plates present. Foxing and browning throughout.
An aeronautical history of Wiltshire (UK). Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. B/w photos throughout. 397 pages. ISBN: 1901587347. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Textblock is slightly grubby.
DOCUMENTS ILLUSTRATING THE WILTSHIRE TEXTILE TRADES IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
Written by Julia De L. Mann.
Stock no. 2136012
Published by Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society. 1964. Very good condition.
Blue cloth with black title to spine. Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society Records Branch Volume XIX For the Year 1963. Print run of 350 copies. Some marks to covers; bumping and wear to spine and corners. Browning to outer page edges.
WARRIORS FOR THE WORKING DAY CODFORD DURING TWO WORLD WARS
Written by Romy Wyeth.
Stock no. 1321494
Published by The Hobnob Press. 1st 2002. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Stories of heroism, compassion and comradeship. Black boards, silver title to spine. 214 pages. B/w photos. ISBN: 0946418128. Minmal bumping to spine. Small tear to lower edge of rear panel has been tape repaired on verso.
Red boards with gilt title to spine. Portraits of the Eyre Family Triumphant in the Cause of Liberty, Derbyshire, Wiltshire, Galway c. 1415-1856 ISBN: 0901571709. Bumping to spine and corners. Browning and foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased with a few chips and tears; faded to spine and a couple of edges.
COCKLEBURY A FARMING AREA AND ITS PEOPLE IN THE VALE OF WILTSHIRE
Written by Avice R. Wilson. Illustrated by Tobie Wallis; Henry Pedersen.
Stock no. 2132581
Published by Phillimore. 1st 1983. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Brown boards with gilt title to spine. B/w photos and maps. ISBN: 0850335108. Bumping to spine. Page edge browning, with foxing. Price-cut wrapper is faded to spine, with some grubby marks; a few edge nicks.
SALISBURY ILLUSTRATED: THE CITY'S HERITAGE IN PRINTS AND DRAWINGS
Written by Alan W. Ball.
Stock no. 1817978
Published by Halsgrove. 1st 2000. Very good condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
A sweeping panorama of England's history as lived and experienced in one of its greatest cities. Large format. Green boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations throughout. ISBN: 1841140767. Damp stain mainly affecting vertical edge of free rear endpaper and text block. Green pictorial dustwrapper is lightly rubbed at edges.
Card wraps. B/w photos. The past in pictures, advertisements and articles, with some photographs of Chippenham in the 1980s. Uneven browning to covers; creasing to corner tips.