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British Rivers

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Groundwater, Ken  Newcastle and the River Tyne, SLP, 1998, pp128.  First published in 1990. This is the enlarged edition of enlarged edition 1998.  Pb.  Fine.  A nostalgic photographic odyssey down the river Tyne.  £3.95

McArthur, Wilson   The River Windrush, Cassell, 1946, pp205 with 46 illustrations.  Cassellís river series.  Inscription.  Fair/Fair.  Some loss of colour around the edges of the covers, slight foxing to the page edges. Wear & small tears to the dw at the head of the spine.  £3.95

McArthur, Wilson  The River Fowey, Cassell, 1948, pp180 with 54 illustrations.  Cassellís river series.  VG/VG-.  Dw worn at the top of the spine.  The story of one of Cornwallís best loved rivers.  £5.95

McArthur, Wilson  The River Conway, Cassell, 1952, pp142 with 55 illustrations by the author.  Cassell's River Series.  Hb.  VG/Fair.  A tribute to one of the most beautiful rivers in Wales.  £4.95

Manning-Sanders, Ruth  The River Dart, Westaway Books, 1951, pp150.  Dw internally repaired at the corners and at the head & foot of the spine.  The first full-length book on the Dart which rises on Dartmoor before flowing through the lowlands of Devon to the sea.  £4.95

Russell, Ronald  Rivers, BCA/D&C, 1979, p208.  Hb. VG/VG.  Examines the many facets of our rivers from the craft on them to their crossings by fords, ferries and bridges.  £3.95

Stephens, Wilson  The Kennet, Muller, Blond & White, 1985, pp47.  With illustrations by Gabriel White.  Rivers of Britain Series.  Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  A useful introduction by a former editor of The Field.  £1.95

Wood, G Bernard  Ferries and Ferrymen, Cassell, 1969, pp162 plus pp24 of illustrations.  Hb. VG in a VG- dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the edges of the dust wrapper.  A survey of the many river, strait and short sea crossings that were once a major part of the British transport scene.  £4.95

The Thames

Ball, E. and Ball, P W  Holiday Cruising on The Thames, D&C, 1970, pp149.  VG+/VG.  Includes colour frontis, 32 b/w plates and Stanfordís Map of the River Thames  (1.5 inch to the mile) inside rear cover.  Practical information on cruising combined with contemporary and historical information on the Thames.  £3.95

Belloc, Hilaire  The River of London, T. N. Foulis, 1912, pp145.  VG-.  Minor wear to the covers, but generally in excellent condition with a number of the pages uncut.  With sixteen tipped-in colour plates reproduced from the oil paintings of John Muirhead.  Contains: The Approach up river; London, the first crossing of the Thames; London, the Port of the Thames; London & the lower Thames in warfare.  £24.50

Cracknell, Basil E. Portrait of London River:  The Thames from Teddington to the Sea, Hale, 2nd edition, 1980, pp208 plus 36 illustrations.  VG+/VG+.  A study of the Thames within London, of the port of London, and of the Thames Estuary.  £6.95

De Mare, Eric  Londonís River: The Story of a City, Bodley Head, 1964, pp127.  No dw.  VG+ with attractive gold lettering on spine.  London through the ages as viewed from the Thames.  For young people.  £3.50

Metcalfe, Leon  Discovering the Thames, Shire Publications, 1981, pp56 including pp16 of illustrations.  Pb.  VG+.  A guide to the river from Thames Head to Teddington lock.  £1.25

Munk, L.R.  The Thames:  An Eating, Drinking and Cruising Guide, Batsford, 1967, pp128.  Fine/Fair.  Wear to the dw at the top corners and at the head & base of the spine.  Covers the whole jurisdiction of the Thames Conservatory from Lechlade to Richmond.  £3.50

Robertson, E Arnot  Thames Portrait, Ivor Nicholson & Watson, 1937, pp174 with 50 full-page illustrations by H E Turner.  In good condition for age, G+/G+.  A classic pre-war look at the Thames.  £8.50

Ryan E K W  The Thames from the Towpath: An account of an expedition on foot from Putney to Thames Head, St Catherine Press, 1938, pp260.  Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Slight foxing to the page edges and the early pages, some small tears to the dust wrapper.  £12.50

Shrapnel, Norman  A View of the Thames, Collins, 1977, pp253 with line drawings by George Murray.  Hb.  VG/VG.  A layman's look at the Thames from Teddington to the sea.  £3.95

Simper, Robert  Thames Tideway, Creekside Publications, 1997, pp96.  English Estuaries Series: Vol.6.   Large format in glazed pictorial boards.  VG.  A photographic survey with the following sections: Below London, Dockland Tideway, and Up Through.  £4.95

Stephens, Wilson  The Thames, Muller, Blond & White, 1986, pp47.  With illustrations by Gabriel White.  Rivers of Britain Series.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A brief portrayal by a former editor of The Field.  £1.95

Thames Conservancy, Launch Digest, 1971, pp40.  Pb.  Very Good.  A useful small booklet giving advice and information to people who use a motor launch on the upper Thames, the part of the river within the Conservatorís jurisdiction.  £0.95 

Wykes, Alan  An Eye on the Thames, Jarrolds, 1966, pp224.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  An informative anthology about the Thames from its geology and pollution to historical vignettes.  £4.95

 

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