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Master & Artisan in Victorian England - The Diary of William Andrews and the Autobiography of Joseph Gutteridge, Chancellor, Valerie E.
1 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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The Union Discount - A Centenary Album, Cleaver, George ;   Cleaver, Pamela
2 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.
3 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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Sam Smith - Grocer Extraordinary, Davidson, Craig
4 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 Place of Stones - The Story of a Childhood, Giscard, John
5 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
6 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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London's Armed Police - 1829 to the Present, Gould (M.B.E.), Robert W.;   Waldren, Michael J.
7 London's Armed Police - 1829 to the Present
Gould (M.B.E.), Robert W.; Waldren, Michael J.. Arms and Armour Press, London / New York / Sydney, 1986. first edition, Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 222pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Book has been read. Spine and boards bumped, with front board having slipped 6mm in front of rear. Pages and plates clean. Dustwrapper has been handled and has some light wear. History of the armed units of the Met. Catalogue: True Crime. Keywords: Metropolitan, firearms, Sidney, Bentley. 5505

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Diane - A Victorian, Hastings, Macdonald
8 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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The Midland Peasant - The Economic and Social History of a Leicestershire Village, Hoskins, W.G.
9 The Midland Peasant - The Economic and Social History of a Leicestershire Village
Hoskins, W.G.. Macmillan, London, 1957. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 144mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xxii prelims, 310+pp. plus index, plus appendix/appendicies, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Spine and boards bumped but clean, block edges a little dusty with a hint of grubbiness to right edge. Else clean and tight. Dustwrapper has light wear and grubbiness from handling, spine darkened and frayed at ends. A general analysis of the peasant economy that obtained across rural England prior to the 19th century, drawing on the specific experience of the Leicestershire village of Wigston Magna. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Leicestershire, village, agrarian, feudal 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.. 1584

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Cazenove & Co. - A History, Kynaston, David
10 Cazenove & Co. - A History
Kynaston, David. B.T. Batsford, London, 1991. first edition, Hardback, Royal 8vo dark blue laminated boards, gilt titles, first edition, 359pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +. Dustwrapper has shelfwear to top of front and back, and creasing on front and spine. A history of one of the City of London's most prestigious stockbroking firms, founded in 1823. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: City, finance, stockbroking This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 1745

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The Smallest Room, Pudney, John
11 The Smallest Room
Pudney, John. Michael Joseph, London, 1955. first edition, Hardback, 204mm x 134mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 4th impression, , 151pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by David Knight. Good +++/Good +++. Book is not new but tight and basically clean. Block edges a little grubby from handling. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some light wear and grubbiness to edges but overall clean and presentable. A witty and engaging discourse on the history of the lavatory, or water closet, or sundry other names, revealing much toilet trivia along the way. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: toilet, WC, lavatory. 216

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12 King and Courtier - A Cultural Renaissance into an age of transition
Tillemans, Th.. Folcroft Library, Folcroft, PA, 1977. Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , 62pp. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book has ben handled occasionally. Spine slightly bumped at base. Boards impressively sturdy. Folcroft facsimile reprint of scholarly 1951 monograph on cultural changes affecting court life during the Renaissance, with illustrations of the author's thesis drawn from the contemporary verse of Sir Thomas Wyatt Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Renaissance, Tudor, court, Castiglione. 3754

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