James Thorne: Rambles by Rivers. The Duddon; the Mole; the Adur, Arun, and Wey; the Lea; the Dove (1844)


Charles Knight. Leatherbound. Walks along rivers, in several cases in the footsteps of Izaak Walton, by the Whitechapel-born topographical writer and antiquary. Numerous engravings based on illustrations by the author, including Luton Church, the Panshanger Oak, Hertford Castle, Chadwell Springs (source of the New River), Broxbourne Church, Waltham Abbey gates, Bleak Hall and Tottenham High Cross . 1st ed. Condition: Collectible – Good. C19th half-calf (14.7 x 9.1 cm), cloth boards and paper inside covers are worn. Anonymised ugly yellow C20th ex libris on inside front cover. 244 content pages marbled at the edges and in very good condition, though slightly yellowed with very occasional foxing and several page corners doubled over. ISBN: none. Box MC02

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From the library of the archaeologist Arthur ApSimon (1927-2019). Reminiscences and obituaries in Salon (Society of Antiquaries), Mike Pitts’ Digging Deeper, Proceedings of the University of Bristol Spelæological Society, Cornish Archaeology (paywall). Recollections of the man himself, as told to son Trevor, here (access).

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A watercolour of Stonehenge by the young Arthur ApSimon.