Other publications

During the 20th and 21st century the Association has published a number of works, ranging from historical treatises to books on Devon flora and caravan holidays on Dartmoor. Some of the books are still available for sale at reduced prices.Contact the Registrar if you are interested in making a purchase.


A major work, A New Flora of Devon was published in 2016. Details of the book and its launch event are here. The entire edition sold out shortly after publication.

 

Botany

  • Keble Martin, W. & Fraser, G. T. (eds). 1939. The Flora of Devon: Phanerogams and higher Cryptogams. Buncle, T. & Co Ltd., Arbroath. (Promoted by The Devonshire Association.)
  • Stidston, S. T. 1951. The Flora of Devon I: Introduction and Macro-Lepidoptera
  • Parke, M. 1952. The Flora of Devon Iii: Marine Algae
  • Barnes, E. F. 1958. The Flora of Devon IIii: Mosses and Liverworts
  • Ivemy Cook, R. B. 1984. The Atlas of the Devon flora: Flowering Plants and Ferns. (Incorporating information collected by members of the Botanical Section.)

History (incl. major compilations and indices)

  • Fry, E. A. 1908. Calendars of Devonshire Wills and Administrations [since destroyed] in the Probate Registry of the Bishop of Exeter (published in conjunction with the British Record Society, 1899-1914)
  • Pearse Chope, R. 1928. The Devonshire Domesday and Geld Inquest 1884-1892 (Vols I & II) and Key to the Transactions (Vols I to LX)
  • Pearse Chope, R. 1929. Index to the Folk-Lore in the Transactions (Vols I to LX)
  • Pearse Chope, R. 1929. Frithelstock Priory
  • Burnett Morris, R. 1940. The Burnett Morris Index. (Prepared between 1914 and 1940; contains approximately one million records arranged originally in three sections relating to Devon Persons, Devon Places and Devon Subjects.)
  • Reichel, O. 1942. The Hundreds of Devon (ed. Prideaux F. B.). Plus an Index covering all volumes: Vol. I Tiverton; Vol. II Hemyock and Halberton; Vol. III South Molton and Axminster; Vol. IV Axminster and Axmouth; Vol. V Black Torrington; Vol. VI Plympton and Ermington; Vol. VII Colyton and Clyston; Vol. VIII Braunton, Shirwell and Fremington; Vol. IX North Molton and Molland; Vol. X Shebbear (ed. Rodgers, W. H.).
  • Russell, P. 1963. The Good Town of Totnes (reprinted with an introduction by Masson Phillips, E. N. 1984).
  • General Indices to the Transactions 1862-1968. (Comprising four volumes: Vols 1-60, 1862-1928; Vols 61-70, 1929-1938; Vols 71-80 1939-1948; Vols 81-100, 1949-1968.)
  • Parochial Histories. Of the 19 works, the first seven were published by the former Parochial History Section; the remainder were produced as off-prints of papers published in the Transactions: Vol. I Okehampton (Young, E.H.); Vol. II Holsworthy (Stanhope, E.); Vols III & IV Kentisbeare & Blackborough (Chalk, E. S. – in one volume); Vol. V Dartmouth, I – Pre-Reformation Records (Watkin, H.R.); (Vol. VI Hatherleigh (Manaton, J. V.); Vol. VII Alphington (Harte, W. J.); Vol. VIII Kingswear (Russell, P.); Vol. IX Moretonhampstead (Hughes, G. W. G.); Vol. X North Tawton (Fulford Williams, H. F.); Vol. XI Ideford (Fulford Williams, H. F.); Vol. XII Coffinswell (Keble Martin, W.); Vol. XIII Lympstone (Scott, E.); Vol. XIV Sampford Courtenay and Honeychurch (Fulford Williams, H. F); Vol. XV Broadhempstead (Evans, H. R.); Vol. XVI Satterleigh and Walkleigh (Andrews, J. H. B.): Vol. XVII Woodland (Evans, H. R.); Vol. XVIII Chittlehamholt (Andrews, J. H. B.): Vol. XIX Chittlehampton (Andrews, J. H. B.).
  • Youings, J. A. (ed.) 1993. Sir John Bowring, 1792-1872: Aspects of his Life and Career. Devonshire Association, 111 pp. ISBN 0 85214 052 5. (Papers given at a conference to mark the bi-centenary of Bowring’s birth.)
  • Gray, T. (ed.) 1998. The Lost Chronicle of Barnstaple, 1586-1611. Devonshire Association, 118 pp. ISBN 0 85214 063 0.
  • Laver, M. Devon Dialect. : A set of two tapes, with notes. (Tape 1 (52 minutes) provides an introduction to dialect grammar; Tape 2 (60 minutes) gives an A-Z of vocabulary. Together they provide a lively and informed presentation of the basis and sound of the county’s native speech.) The tapes are available as CDs from the Registrar.

Natural sciences

  • Simmons, I. G. (ed.).1964. Dartmoor Essays. (Eight essays specially prepared for the Association and containing information gathered by workers in the field sciences.)
  • Boalch, G. T. (ed.).1980. Essays on the Exe Estuary. The Devonshire Association, Special Vol. No. 2, The Devonshire Press Ltd, Torquay, 185 pp. (Eight papers given at a special symposium on the Exe Estuary dealing with aspects of its hydrography, geology and biology.)
  • Gale, A. W. et al., 1992. The Building Stones of Devon. (Prepared by the first author and members of the Geology Section, with advice from Scrivener, R. C. Describes in ten sections the stones quarried within the county for building purposes.)

Poetry

  • Born, A. (ed). 1991. Leaves – an anthology. The Devonshire Association, 63 pp. ISBN 0 85214 049 5. (An anthology of poems by Devonshire Association members.)

Travel

  • Brown, D. & Brown, T. 1995. Family Holidays around Dartmoor: from the logbook of ‘the Loiterer’. Devonshire Association, 83 pp. ISBN 0 85214 053 3. (A facsimile edition of Dorothy Brown’s log of family holidays in their self-built caravan, illustrated in colour and black and white, with an introduction by Hugh Bodey.)

A-Level Personal Studies Series

  • Bodey, H. (ed.) 1991. Poor Relief in Devon. Devonshire Association, 38 pp. ISBN 0 85214 048 7. (A pair of personal studies by Wheeleker, S. on Abbotskerswell, and Eyles, S. on Totnes and Dudley.)
  • Bodey, H. (ed.) 1992. Reactions in Devon to Invasions. Devonshire Association, 94 pp. ISBN 0 85214 050 9. (Studies on the Roman occupation of Devon by Whitehead, R.; the Norman Conquest by Brazier, D.; and wartime evacuation to Torbay by Whitcher, J.)