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Place-Names Of Hampshire And The Isle Of Wight
Author: Alfred Oscroft
Place-Names of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, is an impressive tome, written by Alfred Oscroft in the 1920s and 30s, edited by a Grandson, Prof. James Oscroft Wilkes. The book is copiously illustrated with 100 pen-and-ink drawings and water-colours of churches, maps, coins, etc. by the author, supplemented by another 100 engravings from Mudie’s Hampshire (1838) and Warner’s Hampshire (1795). It has 223 entries in the bibliography, printed in colour on quality paper.
The author: Alfred Oscroft lived at 121 Earls Road in Southampton, England and worked for the Ordnance Survey; he died in 1939.
624 pages, 248 x 183 mm, hardback. First published 2015