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Image for Master & Artisan in Victorian England - The Diary of William Andrews and the Autobiography of Joseph Gutteridge

Master & Artisan in Victorian England - The Diary of William Andrews and the Autobiography of Joseph Gutteridge

By: Chancellor, Valerie E.

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Evelyn, Adams & Mackay: 1969

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3509


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 View more info

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The Union Discount - A Centenary Album

By: Cleaver, George ; Cleaver, Pamela

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Union Discount Company: 1985

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1749


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 View more info

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Sixty Years of the Chartered Insurance Institute

By: Cockerell, H.A.L.

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Chartered Insurance Institute: 1957

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1743


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 View more info

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Sam Smith - Grocer Extraordinary

By: Davidson, Craig

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Manchester, Kellogg Co.: 1938

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1741


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 ... View more info

Going to the Moors

By: Eden, Ronald

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1979

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2021


Hardback, wide 8vo grey cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 196pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. D/W faded on spine. History of grouse shooting Catalogue: Social History. View more info

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A Place of Stones - The Story of a Childhood

By: Giscard, John

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1958

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2576


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 View more info

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Maria Pasqua

By: Goffin, Magdalen

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1979

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2873


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 View more info

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London's Armed Police - 1829 to the Present

By: Gould (M.B.E.), Robert W.; Waldren, Michael J.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London / New York / Sydney, Arms and Armour Press: 1986

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5505


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 View more info

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Diane - A Victorian

By: Hastings, Macdonald

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1975

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2355


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... View more info

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Cazenove & Co. - A History

By: Kynaston, David

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, B.T. Batsford: 1991

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1745


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 c... View more info

Man & Wife - Richard and Kay Titmuss: My Parents' Early Years

By: Oakley, Ann

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Harper Collins: 1996

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5504


Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiii prelims, 338pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +. Block just a little tanned on top edge. Dustwrapper has been handled and has some shelfwear. A professional sociologist takes the story of her own parents and places it in a wider context of British politics and society with special account of the changing role of women. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Sociology, family,... View more info

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The Smallest Room

By: Pudney, John

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1955

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 216


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 n... View more info

The Oxford University Press - An Informal History

By: Sutcliffe, Peter

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1978

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1750


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , xxviii prelims, 303pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book is clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper is bright and clean with minimal wear, spine colour faded, top of spine creased. Published in the year the OUP celebrated its 500th anniversary, this history of Britain's oldest publishers concentrates on the period after 1800. Catalogue: Social History. Keywords: Oxf... View more info

King and Courtier - A Cultural Renaissance into an age of transition

By: Tillemans, Th.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Folcroft, PA, Folcroft Library: 1977

Seller ID: 3754


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 View more info