Bromyard; Minster, Manor and Town
Bringsty, Worcester: Self-published by the author, 1987. Paperback. x, 237p., thoroughly illustrated with numerous plat maps and vintage photography, an uncommonly detailed treatment of a smallish, very old town. Sophisticated presswork on glazed alkaline paperstock and softbound in 9.5x7 inch colorphoto wraps (aerial photos decorated both front & back covers), has a light reader's crease up the spine panel, next to no edgewear, a very good copy that is signed by Phyllis Williams at the titlepage.
From foreword: "surely one of the most remarkable (local histories) of its kind" and "perhaps the nearest we can get to total history, especially valuable in this case, since Mrs. Williams extends her range well beyond the documents to topographic and archaeological evidence - geology, communications and especially the buildings and farms, described and illustrated in loving detail"