Vintage Books from outside our area

Albury

Albury Park, Guildford, Surrey and the Old Parish Church by Charles Walmsley

Donated by a Museum supporter. 

The booklet is showing a few signs of wear. The front cover has a blue dot and seems to have a bit of water damage.

Published in 1974 and reprinted in 1977

20 page booklet with black and white photographs and maps.

The booklet is priced at £1.00.

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Bookham

Polesden Lacey Pictures Guide

Donated by a Museum supporter.

The picture collection at Polesden Lacey was created by two remarkable individuals – the self-made brewing magnate William McEwan MP (1827–1913), and the heir to his fortune, the redoubtable hostess Margaret Greville DBE (1863–1942).

 This full colour booklet details the paintings in every room at Polesden Lacey.

Priced at £3.00.

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Polesden Lacey Guidebook. National Trust

Donated by a Museum supporter.

 Published in 1999 by the National Trust. 

Book has a name and address stickers in the inside cover.

Priced at £2.00.

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Polesden Lacey Souvenir Guidebook. National Trust

 Donated by a Museum supporter.

Published in 2008 by the National Trust. 

Priced at £1.00.

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Buckland

Buckland 1000-2000 by Duncan C. Ferns

 Donated by a Museum supporter.

This book tells the story of Buckland Village from 1000-2000.

Published in 1999 and reprinted in 1995. 143 pages with black and white photos and drawings.

Priced at £3.00.

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Farnham

Victorian Farnham by Ewbank Smith

Donated by a Museum supporter.

Published in 1971. 249 pages with black and white photographs.

Ex Surrey County Council library book.

Priced at 5.00.

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Esher

The Story of Esher by Ian D. Stevens

Donated by a Museum supporter.

Published in 1966. One of a run of 100 copies.

128 pages with black and white drawings. 

One of the pages is ripped 

The book is priced at £3.00.

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Brief History of Esher Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends

A short history of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

First published 1971, and reprinted with some minor editorial updates and the addition of the final chapter in 1997 as part of the Bicentenary Celebrations. 

32 pages, with photographs and drawings

The book is priced at £1.00.

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The Story of Claremont by P. M. Cooper

Claremont, also known historically as ‘Clermont’, is an 18th-century Palladian mansion less than a mile south of the centre of Esher.

First published 1956, this is the 4th edition printed in 1968.

67 pages, with photographs and drawings. The book is a little bit discoloured on the edges of the covers.

The book is priced at £2.00.

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The Birth of a Parish. The Holy Name. Esher. 1922-1974

Donated by a Museum supporter.

A history of Holy Name Church, Esher by Gemma Foster and Kathleen Carroll.

Published in 2005.

96 pages, with photographs and drawings

The book is priced at £2.50

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East Moseley

East Moseley by Michael Harrison

Some historical and archaeological notes on the history of the village.

16 pages, with photographs and drawings. The quality of the text and the images are quite poor – but the text is readable.

The booklet is priced at 50p

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Kent

In the Green Leaf and the Sere by A Son of the Marshes (Denham Jordan)

Donated by a Museum supporter.

The text of this book is written by Dorking painter, Denham Jordan. 

It is an account of a year in the marshes of Kent. He writes about the birds, nature and landscapes of the area, along with the people who live there.

Published in 1896. 288 pages with black and white illustrations by G. C. Haite and D. C. Nichol.

It has an inscription on the inside cover and a booksellers sticker on the opposite page.

The book is priced at £15.00

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Kew

The Story of Kew by David Blomfield

Donated by a Museum supporter.

The history of the Gardens, the Village and the Public Record Office.

First published 1992, and reprinted in 2000.

43 pages, with black and white drawings

The book is priced at £1.50.

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Kingston

Paintings of a Changing Kingston by June Sampson

A donation from a Museum supporter. There are marks to the back cover – and the spine is a little damaged.

The catalogue of Kingston Museum’s Brill Collection. 

Within the art collection sits the Brill Collection, consisting of over 130 works. The collection was the initiative of Reginald Brill, Head of Kingston College of Art 1934-1962. Staff and students of the college, now Kingston School of Art, recorded buildings and sites at risk of redevelopment between 1954 and 1971. These paintings and drawings were acquired for the Heritage Service’s collection and raised the profile of Kingston’s historic built environment. 

Published in 2004

The item is priced at £10.00 

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The Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames : A Survey of The Royal Borough And Its Amenities

Donated by a Museum supporter.

Published in 1938. 48 pages with colour paintings.

A special edition of the book including an insert and Compliments card from Leonard H. Bentall of Bentalls Department Store.

The book is showing signs of age with a rusty paperclip mark across the inserts and front page.

The book is priced at £7.50.

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Leatherhead

History of Leatherhead – edited by Edwina Vardey

From Prehistory through to 1988, this comprehensive book published by Leatherhead and District Local History Society tells the story of Leatherhead with black and white photographs and pictures. 

Published in 1988, 360 pages.

This is a donation by a Museum supporter, it has been stored for a long while – and there is a little bit of an ‘old book’ smell to it. It contains clippings from the Leatherhead Advertiser.

This book is priced at £3.00.

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Merton

Pubs of Merton (Past & Present) by Clive Whichelow

Donated by a Museum supporter.

Some of Merton’s pubs date back over three centuries, and some are just a few years old, but all have interesting stories to tell.

52 pages with black and white photograph. The tops of the pages have been folded over a bit – but the pages are completely readable.

Published in 2003.

The book is priced at £2.00. Buy it online here.

Oxshott

Oxshott – A Surrey Village by B. S. Gidvani

Published in 1966.

172 pages, with photographs and drawings.

The book has been stored for a long time – and is a little bit musty – but the pages are clean and completely readable.

The book is priced at £2.00.

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Reigate

Reigate Sheet of the One-Inch Ordnance Survey by Ellen Smith

A study in the geography of the Surrey Hills.

An ex Dorking Museum Library book – the spine is faded, and there are age marks to some of the pages

Published in 1910 by Adam and Charles Black

110 pages with black and white photographs and drawings.

The book is priced at £8.00.

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Rodmell

Virginia Woolf’s Rodmell

Donated by a Museum supporter.

Drawn from the diaries of Virginia Woolf, the Rodmell Women’s Institute scrapbook and village memories, the guide illuminates a secluded corner of our literary map in homage to the memory of Leonard and Virginia Woolf. 

First published  in 1991 by Rodmell Village Press.

32 pages, with photographs and drawings

The book is priced at £2.00.

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Strawberry Hill

Strawberry Hill – A History of the Neighbourhood

This short history has been sponsored by the Strawberry Hill Residents Association. It is primarily, though not exclusively, for the people who live in the area and wish to know more about their neighbourhood, their roads or even their houses. The history has a topographical bias which is deliberate: there is already considerable literature about the famous and not-so-famous residents of the area. This book is mainly about the place they lived in and where we live today.

This is the  second edition, published in 1995, with 64 A5 pages, printed on high-quality cream paper with illustrations and maps

Donation from a Museum supporter. 

The book is priced at £5.00.

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Sussex

Preview Copy of History of the Antiquity of the County of Sussex

Donated by a Museum supporter. 

This publication is an ‘advance copy’ of the History of the Antiquity of the County of Sussex published in the mid 19th Century.

It features prints of buildings in Sussex and of local people.

The book is in very fragile condition – and the two covers and a few of the pages have come away from the binding. The external spine is very worn – and the pages can seen through it. Some of the prints are marked – there are a lot of age marks on all the pages

The item is priced at £25.00

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The Penguin Guide to Sussex by F. R. Banks

1957 Edition of the Penguin Book. 

A donation from a Museum supporter.

381 pages with black and white maps.

The book is priced at £2.00

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Thames Ditton

Romance and Revolution in Thames Ditton by Mary Caine

The tragic life of Lady Pamela Fitzgerald

16 pages, with photographs and drawings. The quality of the text and the images are quite poor – but the text is readable.

The booklet is priced at 50p

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The Thames Ditton Statue Foundry by Tony Stevens

Donated by a Museum supporter.

The story of the foundry and the preservation of its gantry crane.

First published 1994, by the Surrey Industrial History Group.

32 pages, with photographs and drawings

The book is priced at £1.00.

Buy it online here.

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