SIGNED – BETJEMAN, Sir John (1906-84). A Pictorial History of English Architecture. SIGNED, in what looks like pencil, to the half title by Betjeman and dated 1974. Square shaped, softcover (paperback) 4to. London, Penguin Books, 1974.
FOSTER, Jim. Adams Illustrated Guide Rye and District. Monochrome photographs/illustrations throughout, folding map at the rear. 96pp. Interior: light age toning to pages, top right corners of pages creased. Binding: publisher’s red/orange and white pictorial wrappers (creasing, previous owner’s name partially erased at top right hand corner, spine chipped with minor loss, light wear to covers). 8vo. [Rye]: Adams of Rye Limited, 1960.
GROSS, Alexander. The Ideal Guide To London For Visitors and Londoners Complete Revised Edition With Maps of Cinemaland Theatreland, Central London & Underground Railway. 80pp. Interior: Age toning, some tearing to last few pages with loss to blank margins-not affecting text. Binding: Publisher’s pink wrappers (staples rusted, some staining and creases). 12mo. (Size). Geographers’ map Co., LTD., [no date c. 1947].
[ANON]. Abbey of Blessed Mary of Dene [,] Flaxley. 8pp. (With 4pp: Monochrome photographic plates). Interior: generally clean, pages lightly age toned. Binding: Cream wrappers with armorial crest in gilt and red, wrappers lettered in red. (Light soiling, creasing to edges, staples rusting a little). 8vo. [No place]: [Flaxley Abbey], [no date. c.early/mid 20th century].
[ANON]. London Old & New. Thackeray & Kingsley Hotels. 32pp. Interior: generally clean with some light marks. Binding: Publisher’s green pictorial wrappers (light rubbing, some marks/minor chipping). Small 8vo. [London]: [Kingsley and Thackeray Hotels], [no date, c.1928].
Scarce, early paper-back edition. An amazing survivor! CRANE, Stephen (1871-1900). The Red Badge of Courage. Early soft-cover edition. (Pages age-toned, some minor tearing without loss to text). Publisher’s cream pictorial wrapper (lacking lower wrapper, spine chipped with loss, upper wrapper detached with first few pages, some chipping and tearing, please note the last pages of this book are the two pages of adverts). London: William Heinemann, 1900.