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1 Ilfracombe And its Surroundings. Eighty Views of Ilfracombe, Lynton, Lynmouth, Woolacombe, Etc.
Ilfracombe Ingram Clark printer & publisher ; for the Alexandra Boarding Establishment First Edition Original Paper Covers 24 x 30.5cm.Approx 
Undated c1906, 36 pages, Paperback covers fair, some wear, dirt, small hole/tear front. Contents mostly good, the odd tiny edge nick, or minor dirt. Contains 4 different views of H.M.S Montague on the rocks at Lundy, 1st just after she struck the rocks in May 1906 to last one in August when saving her was abandoned & her funnels etc. removed . 2 photographs of the horses/coaches full of people that were made famous from post cards. From a quick net check, I was unable to find another copy listed anywhere. Numerous Photographers used including Phillipse, Blyth & Percival, Murphy, Hipp & Ingram Clark. Etc. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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John Robert Augustus Oetzmann, Messrs  Oetzmann & Co manuscript Valuation & Map Hampstead Road
2 John Robert Augustus Oetzmann, Messrs Oetzmann & Co manuscript Valuation & Map Hampstead Road
London unpublished 1893 Unique Unpublished Original Paperback Very Good 20.5 x 30.5cm Approx 
4 single sided pages + coloured map. Paperback binding, good condition, some ageing. Contents very good, clean and tight minor folding to fold out map. All is hand written with hand made map, there is no printing at all. No inscriptions. This is an original (possibly only) 1893 hand written valuation of the “freehold and leasehold properties, also the fixtures and fittings, trade utensils” etc., etc. “belonging to the trusties of the late John Robert Augustus Oetzmann, trading as Messrs Oetzmann & Co.,” dated “September 1893” ( he died in 1886). Inside at the front is the fold-out map on tracing paper showing all the buildings & yards etc. within 67 – 79 Hampstead Road & 146-152 Drummond Street & 15 William Street. Seems to have been made for the sale of firm. The report mentions the brown is the leasehold, but over time all looks red, but from rear can see what is/was brown. Though it goes into detail about all the buildings etc. mentions cellars, basements, what used for etc.. It values of all the freehold premises as one amount and all leasehold as one, + a total rental value as another amount. The stock in trade, fittings, horses etc. as another amount. And signed by the surveyors/valuers below the total value, some pages of the handmade paper is watermarked “Whatman 1893”, it does not mention who the buyers were, but assume it was some or all of his sons, or the sale did not go through, as from a quick net check could not find any info of being taken over. From the net; John Robert Augustus Oetzmann born 1825 in Ipswich, opened the furniture shop in 1848 at 67 Hampstead Road, London, and grew & grew and was carried on by his sons after his death in 1886, and was one of the largest furniture/household shops in London, it seems to have closed just after WWII. So a unique manuscript item relating to history of the John Oetzmann / Messrs Oetzmann & Co. 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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3 Pictorial London. 1: The City and the East End. 2: The West End. Nelson's Pictorial Guide-Books
London T. Nelson and Sons 1871 Hard Back 16.5 x 10cm Approx 
including chromolithograph views 148 page, i.e. part one, Full Title page, blank, Title & Content page for City & East End + 48 pages +12 full page colour views, + part two is 48 pages (includes Title & Content page for the West End) + 12 full page colour views. Original Binding red embossed, black & gilt in fair/rubbed condition, Contents mostly very, good, clean & tight (ends by spine stressed/not tight), clean end pages. chromolithograph views good, with the odd few very minor marks, edge tear to Full Title page & Title City & East End page at front. Not dated, but looks to be c1871. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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4 Street Sketches of London Life
London Portheim & Co. 1880 First Edition Card 14 x 17cm Approx 
20 pages, thin card binding in good condition, minor edge/corner wear /dirt, Binding still holding contents with original thin cord. Contents fair/good, tight copy, some foxing/staining throughout, nothing major, see scans. . Designed in England, Printed in Germany with 11 illustrations, 8 colour chromolithographs within + 2 colour on covers & b/w Title/frontice page. Not dated, but The British Library lists this book at c1880. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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5 The Church Magazine for the Parishes of Fairfield and Wormhill with Peak Dale July-August 1945 (Buxton, Derbyshire )+ Home Words for June & July 1945 .
Local & London Local + Home Words 1945 First Edition Paperback Good 12 x 19cm Approx 
36 pages of Home Words + 8 pages local parish news, published 2 months after the end of the WWII, names of confirmation in Fairfeild, forces fund, life of 2 recently deceased, scouts & cubs, names of the ladies who gave alter flowers, marriages, burials, children's outing ends with list of local adverts like Harry Pyle a motor engineer, J. Bonsall grocer, James Brindley Builders, Tom Catterick pharmacist. etc. Condition good, with rusty staples. good source of local history. Postage will be reduced to U.K £2. ..EU £3, all else inc. U.S. £4 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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6 The County Council Times & Local Government Review with which is incorporated The District and Parish County Councils' Advertiser and The Councils' Gazette , Vol. XXX. July to Dec 1903
London The St. Bride's Press 1903 First Edition Hard Back Very Good 22 x 30.5cm. Aprox 
Supplement Title page + 5 page index + Supplement Title + 6 page Special index of council meetings. + 504 pages. Condition; Binding Very Good, minor edge rubbing, small corner tip knocks. Contents mostly Very good, clean & tight, all pages paper aged/browned. Did not notice any inscriptions etc. This is a bound volume of half a years copies of a very rare weekly magazine for local councils, with some interesting adverts (see scans).Also the 2 supplement indexes bound in at front. Tiny label inside cover of binder "W. S. Cowell, Ltd. Ipswich". This year is Historically important due to the new 1903 Motor-Car act of Parliament and it's consequences for Local Councils like in Letters, one about being dismayed at removal of the speed limit for Motor-Cars & suggesting a night speed limit or a report on the "Automobile Club" Motor -Car trials at Crystal Palace, also Motor Transport for goods, & the Circular from government to all councils re details of the new Motor-Car Act. Also includes news on local laws, weights & measure, Animal Diseases, Imbecile or Feeble minded paupers, Small Pox in Germany, Council meetings, Lady health visitors, London Epileptic Colony, New Motor Car Bill & lots more on Motor Vehicles, Education, Rivers, new council appointments, each week is news from a few councils & lots more. This is a large heavy Book weight with packing over 2kg (4 ½ lbs), so postal surcharge outside UK. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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7 Amann, Hubert Amann, Edited by Karl Spettel Old Views of Winterthur
Winterthur Switzerland Sulzer Brothers Limited First Edition ? Card Folder 21.5 x 30cm Apporx 
Undated, Folder designed by Geo. Bretscher good ( minor creasing ). Contents 11 loose sheets as issued in very good condition. One sheet of text (in English) + 10 loose views for framing (complete as listed). One colour view by Schellenberg 1786, & 9 various black/white views from 1292-1800 . Reproductions of views in the Municipal Library collection. as issued to be framed, I was unable to find another set listed on the net. Undated guess c1970 (as his design looks like 1970 date). His single design extends over both sides of the folder. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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8 Anon Syon Park a brief history and guide
Middlesex Syon House Estate First Edition ? Paperback 14 x 21.5cm Approx 
8 pages, + publishers correction slip to centre. paperback covers fair, edge folding and tiny tear top. Contents good, clean & tight, corner folding, no inscriptions, a brief history & guide with details of some of the items within, including ceiling medallions by Cipriani, a Vulliamy of London circa1785 gilt metal clock with Wedgwood, Adam side tables formed from mosaic found in the baths of Titus in Rome etc. etc. Looks complete, it does not have a title page, author or printed price, Just printed to back of cover in small type is " Published by Syon House Estate, printed by H. C. Coates & Son, Alnwick & London". Not dated, but came with Osterley Park , Isleworth. A guide for visitors by The Earl of Jersey of 1939, I think this may have been published around this time or earlier as this is a very basic guide, that could have been written around 1900. Syon House/Park is still owned by the Duke of Northumberland (owners for over 400 hundred years), and today is the London home of the present Duke and Duchess of Northumberland . Was in an area called Isleworth, but is now the area is called Brentford, Middlesex (the outskirts of London). Only illustration is to cover "from a painting by Canaletto of Syon House in 1752" . Postage will be reduced to UK £1 , .EU £2 . all other inc. US £3 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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9 Archbold, John Fredrick The Law of Landlord and Tenant,
London: Shaw and Sons, 1855 
Second Edition. 4 1/2" x 7 1/2" Approx. RARE book,427 pages + 40 to front +17 page Publishers legal book list of 1857 bound in at rear.This edition contains all requisite Forms, inc Pleadings by and against Landlords and Evidence to support them.in it's Original Brown embossed binding, the spine has been reglued to contents at some time ,original gilt title and price is clear on rippled spine,small ink stain to front. .Contents Generally clean and tight with a couple of early owners names ,rubbed out pencil note to 1st endpaper and a few pencil notes to margins. A very hard book to find these days. 
Price: 85.00 GBP
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10 Ashford, L.J Ashford . & Mayes, L.J. Mayes. The History of the Borough of High Wycombe. From its Origins to 1880 (1st. volume) & (2nd. volume). From 1880 to the Present Day .
High Wycombe & London High Wycombe Borough Council & Routledge & Kegan Paul 1960 First Edition Hard Back Good 16.5 x 25cm Approx 
2 volumes, Xiii+ map+ 343 pages & x+ 94 pages. Dust jackets fair/good with rubbing & price cut, Red hard back bindings very good. Contents are very good, clean & tight with no owner inscriptions etc. contents includes maps & illustrations. 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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11 Bannerman, Ronald Forgotten Croydon
Croydon Croydon Times Ltd. 1933 First Edition Paperback 14 x 21.5cm Approx 
56 + 5 front +7 rear pages + 8 illustrations on 7 pages.. Decorative blue paperback binding fair, some discolouration to/near spine & some looseness to spine.. contents mostly good, clean with some corner tip folding & few pages with stamps of " St. Mary's School 9in Croydon. . Postage/packing will be reduced to £1 UK,.. £2 Europe & £3 all other inc. U.S. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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12 Baumgartner, Franz J. Bayern: Deutsches Land Im Herzen Europas
Munchen Bruckmann 1970 3 7654 1404 2 / 9783765414046 Hard Back Fine Very Good 21.5 x 26.5cm Apporx 
Book binding & contents Mint, looks unread with very good D/J & compliment slip of " Uberreicht vom Bayerischen Ministerprasidenten" German text 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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13 Benemy, F.W.G., Frank William Georgeson Benemy Whitehall - Town Hall A Brief Account Of Central & Local Government
London George G Harrap 1960 First Edition Hard Back Very Good Good 14 x 21cm Approx 
254 pages, Dust Jacket good, minor edge nicks etc., (see scan) complete with 12/6 price. Green hard back Binding Good, minimal edge wear, Contents Very good, clean & tight, owner name to front end page & only noticed one school stamp to base of page 31. The half title & title pages are very good with no faults or marks. Please note this is a genuine rare 1st edition. 
Price: 24.00 GBP
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14 Blunt. Reginald Blunt The Crown & Anchor, a Chelsea Quarto
The Chelsea Publishing Company & The Cayme Press 1972 First Edition Paperback 23 x 29cm Approx 
108 + xii pages +24 pages adverts + 2 colour +12 b/w illustrations (also 12 illustrated Photographs by James Hedderley in "The Chelsea of the Sixties" section). Original paper/card binding in good condition with some edge loss/creasing, Contents mostly good, clean & tight. No Inscriptions, last advert page a tad loose, no major faults ( too large for scanner, shows spine and most of cover) 
Price: 22.00 GBP
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15 Brian May and Elena Vidal (Signed by both ) A Village Lost and Found
London Frances Lincoln Ltd/The London Stereoscopic Company 2009 0711230390 / 9780711230392 Hard Back Almost Mint Very Good Slip Case 25 x 33cm. Approx Signed by both Authors
237 pages, This comes with the original 2009 receipt from "The British Library Shop". All almost mint condition, slip case with small British library blue sticker to front with "signed copies", inside the illustrated red cloth Hardback with gilt title to front and spine, endpaper maps and signed by both authors ( Brian May and Elena Vidal) on title page. No other inscriptions. Also 'The London Stereoscopic Company Owl Stereoscope' decorative inner hard cased slipcase with fold-over cover with instructions, inside the unused stereo viewer ( as published, believed never read ). A superb tight copy, of this fully illustrated book with 1850's stereoscopic views by T R Williams in colour and b/w. This is Brian May's (with Elena Vidal) painstaking reproduction of exquisite stereo photographs from the dawn of photography which transports the reader back in time to the lost world of an Oxfordshire village in 1850s England. Also comes with the British Library plastic carrier bag. Due to size & weight, surcharge outside UK. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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16 BROWN, Charles Kenneth Francis. Treasures of the Surrey Churches in the Diocese of Guildford, etc.
Guildford Biddles Ltd 1943 First Edition Paperback Decorative 12.5 x 18.5cm Approx 
76 pages, binding white paper with illustration of Shere Church to front fair, a little splitting to base of spine, dirt to edges, owners name to top,, Contents Very Good Clean & Tight, with exceptions of rear appendix that has a few ink inscriptions/alterations. This is a hard to find booklet 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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17 Buckler, I. C. and Buckler, C. A ( John Chessell Buckler, Charles Alban Buckler ) A History Of The Architecture Of The Abbey Church Of St. Alban: With Special Reference To The Norman Structure
London Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans 1847 First Edition Hard Back 16 x 22.5cm Approx 
.xi + 168 pages ( numerous illustrations within ). original blue embossed hard back, spine with gilt lettering, Condition of binding fair/good cover quiet good ,dented corners, spine has a minor edge nicks, damaged top (see scan). Contents mostly very good, clean & tight, foxing only to preface page & rear 8 pages, except for the odd spot. The delicate folding plan in good condition with small tear where it joins the page, nowhere near actual plan. Lacks 1st end-page, front binding loose from book but attached to spine/rear cover is OK. Inside cover is the decorative bookplate of Albert Crease Coxhead & his library ref. & 1864 date etc. ( Coxhead was born in 1847 and was an Author). 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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18 Chavunduka, GL Chavunduka ( Professor of Sociology, University of Zimbabwe). A note on new forms of polygamy among African Christians in Rhodesia
unpublished Unpublished Unbound Privately Printed Not for Sal 21 x 30cm Approx 
9 pages, Undated late 1970's , does not appear to have ever had any covers. A typed document No. 159 to top right & in pencil top "Prof. MacGregor" in good condition, though paper has browned with age. It mentions various cases, some with Christian names, Like Joseph who is now a leading member of his Church, who's first wife was barren, then married a second wife to have children (2) ,but as a Christian found it difficult, so dissolved the second marriage to live with his first wife and the two children (from his second wife). 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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19 City of Norwich Civic Regalia Guide To The Regalia And Plate of The Corporation of The City of Norwich.
Norwich Roberts printers 1939 First Edition Paperback Very Good 12 x 18cm. Approx 
28 pages, Binding Very good condition, minor spine area discolouration, Contents Very good, clean & tight, no inscriptions, minor ageing 1st page & last page also has corner fold. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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20 Clapp, R. J. ( Ralph James Clapp ) A short history of Ashford County School Middlesex 1911 - 1961
Middlesex Ashford County School 1960 First Edition Paperback Very Good 14 x 21.5cm Approx 
48 pages, Almost Mint, Very good, clean & tight, minor sign's of being folded in half. Printed on gloss paper with various photographic & line drawing, a small printed Errata ( corrections ) glued to page 8, not sure if by school/publisher or by owner. Published date "December 1960" 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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