Item #3928 Hampshire. John Rayner.

Hampshire. (Towards a Dictionary of the County of Southampton commonly Hampshire or Hants). A Shell Guide.

London: Faber and Faber, 1937. 8vo. First edition, second issue. Original ring binding in cloth boards. Two coloured maps and numerous black and white illustrations throughout. Light foxing to leading and top edges, affecting the margins but not the text or illustrations, throughout. D/w has some dust-soiling, light foxing, wear to top edge, creasing to front panel and turn-in, and a small chip at the head of the spine. Near fine in good + dust-wrapper. Item #3928

When Faber and Faber took over publication of the Shell Guides in 1939, they rebound the originals with hardcovers glued over the ring bindings and duplicated the card covers on the new dust-wrapper. 'Rayner's Hampshire is unique amongst the early guides being better written and more modern than any of the others'. (David Heathcote, A Shell Eye on England (2011)).

Price: £90.00

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