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Arts and Society in England under William and Mary, Ede, Mary
Arts and Society in England under William and Mary

Life & Times of Samuel Crompton, French, Gilbert J.;   Chapman, Stanley D'
Life & Times of Samuel Crompton

English Social History - A Survey of Six Centuries - Chaucer to Queen Victoria, Trevelyan, G.M.
English Social History - A Survey of Six Centuries - Chaucer to Queen Victoria

Any Given Day - The Life and Times of Jessie Lee Brown Foveaux, Foveaux, Jessie Lee
Any Given Day - The Life and Times of Jessie Lee Brown Foveaux

The Bootleggers - The Story of Chicago's Prohibition Era, Allsop, Kenneth
The Bootleggers - The Story of Chicago's Prohibition Era

Books and their History - Shown to the Children, Wilson, R.N.D.
Books and their History - Shown to the Children

Savages within the Empire - Representations of American Indians in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Bickham, Troy
Savages within the Empire - Representations of American Indians in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Destiny Obscure - Autobiographies of Childhood, Education and Family from the 1820s to the 1920s., Burnett, John             (ed)
Destiny Obscure - Autobiographies of Childhood, Education and Family from the 1820s to the 1920s.

 

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The Royal Masonic Institution for Girls - Some Account of the History, Objects and Work of the Institution, ,
1 The Royal Masonic Institution for Girls - Some Account of the History, Objects and Work of the Institution
,. London, 1950. Hardback, 224mm x 142mm s cloth boards, gilt titles, , 136pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Owners inscription. Book is ex-libris and has been well read, with corners bumped and scuffed, but pages basically clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some chipping and wear to edges, also grubby from handling. Small loss at centre of spine. History of a worthy Masonic educational establishment for girls. Presumably privately published with no author stated. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: masonry, craft, girls, school. 12106

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The Bootleggers - The Story of Chicago's Prohibition Era, Allsop, Kenneth
2 The Bootleggers - The Story of Chicago's Prohibition Era
Allsop, Kenneth. Heron Books, 1968. second edition, Hardback, 222mm x 140mm dark blue faux leather binding, gilt titles, second edition, 384+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is tight and clean with just a little darkening to endpapers. First published by Hutchinson in 1961, this is excellent single-volume account of how the Italian mafia and other crime syndicates ran the illegal ilquor market in Chicago from 1919 to 1933. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: mafia, Capone, speakeasy, mob. 13691

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Homes in Britain, Barfoot, Audrey
3 Homes in Britain
Barfoot, Audrey. B.T. Batsford, London, 1969. first edition, Hardback, 220mm x 142mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 3rd impression, , 96pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +/Good. Owner sticker on inner front board. Spine and boards bumped, book has been read, binding good. Dustwrapper (now protected) has wear with light chipping to edges, otherwise clean. Price sticker on front flap. Illustrated guide to domestic dwellings in the British Isles from prehistoric to modern times. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Britain, architecture, houses, Tudor. 7119

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Mid-Victorian Britain 1851-75, Best, Geoffrey
4 Mid-Victorian Britain 1851-75
Best, Geoffrey. Fontana, London, 1988. first thus, Paperback, 197mm x 128mm , 350pp. plus index, Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscriptions. Lengthy inscriptions on inner rear cover and opposite, some isolated in text, paperback otherwise clean with wear from handling, spine creased and owner sticker on front. Excellent social history of Britain in the generation from the Great Exhibition onwards. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Albert, Dickens, industrial, Christian. 12351

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Savages within the Empire - Representations of American Indians in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Bickham, Troy
5 Savages within the Empire - Representations of American Indians in Eighteenth-Century Britain
Bickham, Troy. OUP, Oxford, 2005. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 142mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 301pp. plus index, Near Fine/Very Good. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper is bright and clean with minimal wear. Oxford Historical Monograph which offers a suitably academic account of how Britons understood the identity of native American peoples in the pre-1776 era, through travelogues, missionary anecdotes, cartoons and other media. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: prejudice, racism, missionary, Indian This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covered for an appropriate amount of compensation in the event of loss in the post. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 13563

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The Good News - some sidelights on the strange story of sex education, Brewer, Leslie
6 The Good News - some sidelights on the strange story of sex education
Brewer, Leslie. Putnam, London, 1962. first edition, Hardback, 204mm x 130mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 142pp. Good +++/Good +. Book has been well read but no obvious imperfections. Tight and basically clean. Dustwrapper has light wear and evidence of handling over years. A witty yet well-informed account of the changing attitudes to sex education throughout British social history. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Britain, sex, education. 9674

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In The Clink - The Story of England's Oldest Prison, Burford, E.J.
7 In The Clink - The Story of England's Oldest Prison
Burford, E.J.. New English Library, London, 1977. first edition, Hardback, 216mm x 144mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiii prelims, 201pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. One tiny mark to top block edge, book still in very good condition. Clean and tight. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with little or no wear. A well-researched account of the "clink" prison in Southwark, London, from the 12th century until its burning down in 1780. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: London, jail, prison, Southwark. 10486

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Destiny Obscure - Autobiographies of Childhood, Education and Family from the 1820s to the 1920s., Burnett, John             (ed)
8 Destiny Obscure - Autobiographies of Childhood, Education and Family from the 1820s to the 1920s.
Burnett, John (ed). Allen Lane, London, 1982. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 142mm cream cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 345pp. Good +++/Good +++. Previous owner's name. Book has been handled, block edges a little grubby in places, clean overall. Dustwrapper has some light wear to edges, spine a little faded. The life stories of ordinary British people from a turbulent century, told in their own words, selected and introduced by Burnett. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: social, society, industrial, community. 14241

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Master & Artisan in Victorian England - The Diary of William Andrews and the Autobiography of Joseph Gutteridge, Chancellor, Valerie E.
9 Master & Artisan in Victorian England - The Diary of William Andrews and the Autobiography of Joseph Gutteridge
Chancellor, Valerie E.. Evelyn, Adams & Mackay, London, 1969. first edition, Hardback, 8vo grey cloth boards, red titles, first edition, vii prelims, 238pp. Very Good/Good +++. Spiner slightly bumped. Book has been little read. Dustwrapper (now protected) has s little shelfwear along top. Small tears to top and bottom left of rear. Two complete texts from Victorian times, giving an eye-witness account of working life in England at that time. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Victorian, work, artisan, factory. 3509

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Nature & Industrialization, Clayre, Alasdair             (ed)
10 Nature & Industrialization
Clayre, Alasdair (ed). OUP - The Open University, Oxford, 1977. first edition, Paperback, 234mm x 152mm , xxxvi prelims, 414+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been well read, block edges a little darkened from handling, spine colour faded, else clean with price sticker on rear. OU Set Text volume which offers a suitably scholarly account of the effects of the Industrial Revolution on the landscape of Britian, and how it was understood by artists and thinkers of the age. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: industrial, Blake, romantic, Bentham. 13203

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The Union Discount - A Centenary Album, Cleaver, George ;   Cleaver, Pamela
11 The Union Discount - A Centenary Album
Cleaver, George ; Cleaver, Pamela. Union Discount Company, London, 1985. first edition, Hardback, 9" x 8.5" grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 128pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Very Good. Two (very small) brown spots on half-title. Dustwrapper has a handful of small scratch marks on front and back covers. An intimate history of a London financial instutition, written to celebrate the company's centenary. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: City, discount house, finance. 1749

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Sixty Years of the Chartered Insurance Institute, Cockerell, H.A.L.
12 Sixty Years of the Chartered Insurance Institute
Cockerell, H.A.L.. Chartered Insurance Institute, London, 1957. first edition, Hardback, 8vo red full leather binding, gilt titles, first edition, 92pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Some discolouring and staining to boards. A concise history of the Chartered Insurance Institute, from its incorporation in 1897. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Insurance, charter. 1743

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'Napoleon is Dead' - Lord Cochrane and the Great Stock Exchange Scandal, Dale, Richard
13 'Napoleon is Dead' - Lord Cochrane and the Great Stock Exchange Scandal
Dale, Richard. Sutton Publishing, Stroud, 2006. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiv prelims, 240+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is bumped at top of spine, else clean with minimal wear. The gripping tale of an elaborate hoax carried out - and soon exposed - in the final days of the Napoleonic wars. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Napoleon, hoax, scandal, market. 13224

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Sam Smith - Grocer Extraordinary, Davidson, Craig
14 Sam Smith - Grocer Extraordinary
Davidson, Craig. Kellogg Co., Manchester, 1938. first edition, Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , xi prelims, 144pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Tony Sarg. Good/NoWrapper. Boards loosening from block, foxing and discolouring to block and board edges, spine titles faded. Adapted from the "Bill Bartlett" articles first published ion "The Progressive Grocer" in New York, the book presents an optimistic account of the entrepreneurial spirit at work in the grocery trade. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Shop, grocery, business, profit. 1741

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A Light History of Hot Air, Doherty, Peter
15 A Light History of Hot Air
Doherty, Peter. Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Victoria, 2007. first edition, Hardback, 204mm x 136mm grey hard card boards, white titles, first edition, viii prelims, 302pp. plus index, Good +++/Very Good. Base of spine bumped, small smudge to right block edge else clean and tight. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. An "atmospheric collection of stories on illumination, hot air and burning in all their guises" by a Nobel Prize-winning Australian scientist. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: balloon, refrigeration, aircraft, heat. 13163

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Arts and Society in England under William and Mary, Ede, Mary
16 Arts and Society in England under William and Mary
Ede, Mary. Stainer & Bell, London, 1979. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 218pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good. Book is clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper has wear and tanning to top edges. A scholarly exploration of "the complex interaction of political, religious and artistic changes in England following the Revolution of 1688." Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Orange, Parliament, London, Wren. 15029

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The Tribulations of a Baronet, Eden, Timothy
17 The Tribulations of a Baronet
Eden, Timothy. The Spredden Press, Stocksfield, 1990. first thus, Paperback, 200mm x 127mm , 186+pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has some light wear to edges, grubby at base, else clean and tight with no creasing. Facsimile reprint of the 1933 memoir of an English nobleman, with a new Preface by the then-Lord Eden. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: hunt, shoot, Beerbohm, nobility. 13511

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Soldier Sailor - An Intimate Portrait of an Irish Family, Fakenham, Eliza
18 Soldier Sailor - An Intimate Portrait of an Irish Family
Fakenham, Eliza. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2007. first edition, Hardback, 243mm x 160mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xvi prelims, 269+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Very Good. Book is tight and clean, block appears wobbly from side, surely as produced. Top corners bumped. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. Account of the deeds of the noble Irish Pakenham family, heirs to the title of Longford, in the early 19th century. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Longford, Napoleon, Wellington, Ireland. 12631

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A Woman's Place, Filbee, Marjorie
19 A Woman's Place
Filbee, Marjorie. Ebury Press, London, 1980. first edition, Hardback, 256mm x 178mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 160pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is in very good condition save for two small rips to botom edge of boards. Else tight and clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with minimal wear - two small areas of surface loss to bottom edges. Excellent history of British life from a woman's viewpoint, revealing - in detailed two-column text - how Britain's womenfolk fulfilled their domestic duties from Roman to Victorian times. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Domestic, cookery, laundry, childrearing. 9695

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Any Given Day - The Life and Times of Jessie Lee Brown Foveaux, Foveaux, Jessie Lee
20 Any Given Day - The Life and Times of Jessie Lee Brown Foveaux
Foveaux, Jessie Lee. Warner Books, New York, 1997. first edition, Hardback, 235mm x 160mm grey and green card boards over cloth spine, black titles, first edition, xv prelims, 287pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book has been read, exterior bumped at corners, still clean and tight. Dustwrapper has light wear at corners, spine bumped and faded. A memoir of 20th century America by a Kansas native woman born in 1899 and still flourishing at time of publication. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Kansas, memoir, Depression, USA. 13692

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Life & Times of Samuel Crompton, French, Gilbert J.;   Chapman, Stanley D'
21 Life & Times of Samuel Crompton
French, Gilbert J.; Chapman, Stanley D'. Augustus M. Kelley, New York, 1970. first thus, Hardback, 224mm x 142mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xv, xv prelims, 299pp. plus index, Very Good/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. Facsimile reprint of famous 1860 biography of the English inventor of the spinning machine known as the Mule, with a new Introduction by Chapman. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: industial, weaving, machine, engineer. 15027

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A Place of Stones - The Story of a Childhood, Giscard, John
22 A Place of Stones - The Story of a Childhood
Giscard, John. Heinemann, London, 1958. first edition, Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 248pp. Very Good/Good +++. Some foxing to top of block. Dustwrapper (now protected) has slight shelfwear and faint foxing to rear. Front flap stained at base. The atmospheric recollections of a 1930s childhood in Lancashire. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Lancashire, childhood, 1930s. 2576

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Maria Pasqua, Goffin, Magdalen
23 Maria Pasqua
Goffin, Magdalen. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1979. first edition, Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiv prelims, 171pp. Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Very Good. Dustwrapper has single 5cm crease on rear else near fine The curious tale of a 19th century European woman and her life as a famous artist's model, delightfully penned by her granddaughter from a manuscript by her mother - Maria's daughter, and friend of Evelyn Waugh. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Pasqua, Italy, Paris, Waugh. 2873

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Mixed Grill, Gower (K.B.E., M.A.), Sir George Leveson
24 Mixed Grill
Gower (K.B.E., M.A.), Sir George Leveson. Frederick Muller, London, 1948. second edition, Hardback, 221mm x 143mm orange cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 223pp. plus index, Good +/NoWrapper. Book has been read, with some bumping at wear to edges, differential fading to endpapers, block darkened by age but clean and unmarked. Sketch memoirs of a well-connected member of the British Establishment. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: London, royalty, clubland, Gower. 10482

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Great Days & Jolly Days - The Story of Girls' School Songs, Haddon, Celia
25 Great Days & Jolly Days - The Story of Girls' School Songs
Haddon, Celia. Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1977. first edition, Hardback, 254mm x 190mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 128pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Book has been well read, spine and boards bumped, some foxing to block edges, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper has been handled over years, wear and tear to top edges with 1 sq cm of loss at top rear. Front flap creased and clipped. With a Foreword by Joyce Grenfell, this is a delightful illustrated celebration of traditional school songs as sung in British girls' schools. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: gymslip, hockey, boarding, Roedean. 13165

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To Grandma with Love, Hallam, Jack             (ed)
26 To Grandma with Love
Hallam, Jack (ed). Souvenir Press, London, 1981. first edition, Hardback, 275mm x 200mm red cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 176pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Gift Inscription. Spine bumped, block edges a little dusty with small faint stain to right edge, pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper has some wear and patches of light grubbiness. A book for grandmothers everywhere, consisting of personal tributes from grandchildren from all over the world. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Gransmother, tribute, family. 7110

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A Sentimental History of Chimney Sweepers, in London and Westminster. Shewing The Necessity of Putting them under Regulations to Prevent the Grossest Inhumanity to the Climbing Boys. A Letter to a London clergyman on Sunday Schools, Hanway, Jonas
27 A Sentimental History of Chimney Sweepers, in London and Westminster. Shewing The Necessity of Putting them under Regulations to Prevent the Grossest Inhumanity to the Climbing Boys. A Letter to a London clergyman on Sunday Schools
Hanway, Jonas. Gale Ecco Print Editions, Paperback, 246mm x 187mm , xl prelims, 191pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback is tight and clean save for small stains to right block edge at base. A 21st century facsimile reprint of a 1785 monograph arguing for humane treatment for London's chimney boys. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: chimney, church, London, enlightenment. 10474

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28 Painful Details - Twelve Victorian Scandals
Harrison, Michael. Max Parrish, London, 1962. first edition, Hardback, 220mm x 141mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 200pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped, spine creased, block edges grubby with foxing to top edge. Page-turning account of nine Victorian scandals featuring men and women of British high society who should have known better... Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Scandal, Victorian, sex, royal. 7111

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Below Stairs in the Great Country Houses, Hartcup, Adeline
29 Below Stairs in the Great Country Houses
Hartcup, Adeline. Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1980. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm buff cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 214pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book is clean and tight, with just a little bumping to spine and boards. Dustwrapper has been handled with light wear and spine colouyr fading, still presentable. A well-researched and illustrated review of the lives of domestic servants in seven great country houses of Victorian England. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: servant, Chatsworth, Victorian, Woburn. 10459

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Diane - A Victorian, Hastings, Macdonald
30 Diane - A Victorian
Hastings, Macdonald. Michael Joseph, London, 1975. first edition, Hardback, 8vo purple cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 232pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Base of spine bumped and cressed. Block edge slightly aged with two isolated slight stains. Dustwrapper (now protected) has shelfwear with loss to top corners and base of spine. Also faded edges and single 1 cm tear to bottom of back cover. Drawing on an anonymous private journal, this is the story of a Mayfair society hostess in the heyday of Victorian England. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Empire, society, Victoria, London. 2355

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