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MAP OF A NATION: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE ORDNANCE SURVEY
Written by Rachel Hewitt.
Stock no. 2133693
Published by Granta. Circa 2010. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

From the Shetland Isles in the furthest north-easterly reaches of Britain, to the Scilly Isles in the south-west, the Ordnance Survey has mapped every mile of the nation of Britain. Here is the history. Black boards, gilt title to spine. Colour plates & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 9781847080981. 2nd printing. Some bumping to cover edges. Grubby marks to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased with a few small nicks.

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THE MAPMAKERS: A HISTORY OF STANFORDS
Written by Peter Whitfield.
Stock no. 1819832
Published by Compendium. 1st 2003. Very good condition.

One of London's best known specialist shops, Stanfords, has been trading in Charing Cross and Covent Garden for over 150 years and is famous the world over as a supplier of maps and geographical books. This book is a celebration of the history of the company. Oblong format. Pictorial cardwraps. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 1902579755. Corners of covers lightly rubbed. Faint score marks to rear cover. Contents clean.

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LOOKING AT OLD MAPS
Written by John Booth.
Stock no. 1819213
Published by Cambridge House Books. 1st 1979. Very good condition.

A book of old maps published over the past four hundred years. Pictorial cardwraps. Colour frontis, b/w maps. 167 pages. ISBN: 0906853001. SIGNED by the author (no dedication) to title page. Light browning to covers. Cover edges rubbed (minor). Foxing to text block. Large mark made by glue residue to half-title page (not sticky).

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MAPPING ENGLAND
Written by Simon Foxell.
Stock no. 1816508
Published by Black Dog Publishing. 1st 2008. Nearly fine condition.

Work from cartographers, military strategists, government officials and fine artists culminate in a complete look at where mapping England originated, and the ways it has evolved over the years in response to changing notions of nationhood, security and cultural identity. Large format. Matt pictorial boards. Colour illustrations throughout. 271 pages including index. ISBN: 9781906155513. Edges of boards bumped, rear board scuffed.

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VISIONS OF THE WORLD A HISTORY OF MAPS
Written by Jeremy Black.
Stock no. 2125898
Published by Mitchell Beazley. 2005. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Large format. Colour photos and illustrations. ISBN: 1840008342. Wrapper is faded to spine and a couple of edges; a little edge-creasing.

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