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OUR WORK , Christmas 1892

By: --------

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, The CHURCH EXTENSION ASSOCIATION: 1892

Seller ID: 10672

Condition: Good


Paper Back, Illustrated card wraps. vii + 84pp. 10 b/w photos. Christmas Issue of a publication of The Church Extension Association a Christian charitable organisation founded to help the poor and which in addition to supporting work houses and food missions for the poor in London also operated two orphanages/ convalescent homes in St Annes Lancs and Broadstairs in Kent where by public support looked after between 600 and 700 orphans. The annual contains articles about the organisation as well as stories promoting christian values etc. Another interesting feature are the many contemporary adve... View more info

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OLD ENGLAND A PICTORIAL MUSEUM OF REGAL, ECCLESIASTICAL, BARONIAL, MUNICIPAL AND POPULAR ANTIQUITIES , FACSIMILE , 2 VOLUME-in-ONE Complete Set

By: --------

Price: £25.00

Publisher: New York, ARNO Press: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 3474

ISBN: 0405091435

Condition: VG+


1st ed.thus -both Vols -in-one Book. 335x245mm approx. Green imitation leather boards with gilt lettering to spine.392+386pp. Vols I & II bound in one volume. Facsimile of the original edition first published in 1845 save that the illuminated engravings are here reproduced in black and white. Old England as seen in hundreds of engravings, available for the first time since its initial publication in 1845. The encyclopedic text of this monumental work provides a fact-filled panorama of delight to the casual reader and in -depth information for both historian and artist. VG+/F (book no incsp. . ... View more info

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WHITBREAD'S BREWERY

By: ---------

Price: £8.50

Publisher: LONDON, WHITBREAD & CO: 1947

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 118943

Condition: Good


Illustrated paper covered boards repeating the design of the dust Jacket. 245x160mm approx. 54pp. 7 colour plates and 24 illustrations in b/w. Published by Whitbread's Brewery in a series of books on Beer Brewing and Imbibing and called "The Whitbread Library" the first two published simultaneously were this book and "Your Local". Together they form an interesting and informative history of the famous brewery it's tied inns mainly in Kent where it had it's centre of Hop growing and on the social history of drinking. Copies either presentation or complimentary have the name of t... View more info

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Inns of Kent

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Price: £8.50

Publisher: LONDON, WHITBREAD & CO: 1948

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 118945

Condition: Good


Illustrated paper covered boards repeating the design of the dust Jacket. 245x160mm approx. 66pp. 7 colour plates and 37 illustrations and 7 sketch maps in b/w. Published by Whitbread's Brewery in a series of books on Beer Brewing and Imbibing and called "The Whitbread Library" the first two published simultaneously were this book and "Whitbread's Breweryl". Together they form an interesting and informative history of the famous brewery it's inns in London and the South East mainly in Kent where it had it's centre of Hop growing and on the social history of drinking.Inns of Ken... View more info

AUTHORISED GUIDE TO THE TOWER OF LONDON Revised 1937

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Price: £2.50

Publisher: London, HMSO: 1937

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 10420

Condition: Good


Small Slim Stapled paper Back , Good , 1st edition thus - Revised edition 1937. "Crown Copyright Reserved." illustrated 5 b/w full-page plates . 32pp.price 2d . Fold-out Map Layout-Plan of the Tower [ known yesteryear as the Bloody Tower ] publishers adverts to rear & feps.[ Guide booklet - rusted staples but sound binding , no inscsp , minor edgwear & handling View more info

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THE CHANGING FACE OF SHREWSBURY

By: ----------

Price: £3.00

Publisher: SHREWSBURY, SHROPSHIRE COUNTY LIBRARY AND THE SHREWSBURY CHRONICLE: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123755

ISBN: 0903802058

Condition: Good


Stapled Card Covers (Paperback)150 x 200 mm approx. Landscape format 56pp. Street map + 104 b/w photos with descriptive text showing street scenes then and in the 1970's. "Then" being an earlier scene dating any time from 1900's through to 1960's of the same location prior to re-development / restoration of the same buildings. The photos appeared in the Shrewsbury Chronicle's series of the same title between Feb 1974 and April 1977. Good ( Covers - a few foxing spots and 4 mm approx nick to top rear cover. Mild foxing spots to edges of book block and reverse of covers. No previous own... View more info

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JOHN HEYWOOD'S ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO BOURNEMOUTH, CHRISTCHURCH, RINGWOOD AND NEW FOREST

By: -------------

Price: £35.00

Publisher: MANCHESTER, JOHN HEYWOOD: 1891

Seller ID: 124139

Condition: Good


Printed Illustrated Paper Covers, 185 x 125 mm approx.[x] + 40pp +[vi] Frontis + 9 other b/w illustrations from photographs and street map of Bournemouth to centre fold. Undated and edition not stated but 1891 by reference to summer season sailing time of Fast Steamer Windsor Castle and London and North West Railway Adverts. Cover Price One Penny. A scarce ephemeral item which we considered worthy of preservation by the removal of the original rusty staples, the guarding of the pages damaged by rust and then sewing in boards with quarter maroon morocco and old green moire silk effect cloth s... View more info

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THE CAMP SONG BOOK For Use by The YMCA with THE FORCES [1914 ]

By: -------------

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION / YMCA / THE ARMY & NAVY Depmt.of the National Council: 1914

Seller ID: 124201

Condition: Poor


SCARCE. Red Paper covers with black titles and dec. illustration. (Stapled Paperback) 110 x 80 mm approx. Un paginated and undated. The words to 91 camp songs with index published by the The Army & Navy Department of the National Council of the Y.M.C.A. for use with H.M.Forces. Produced by W.A.Hammond, London Cover price One Penny. A scarce booklet undoubtedly carried in the pocket or rucksack of a serving service member during WWI. Contains traditional marching songs,Maritime, national and popular of the day, rounds etc. Poor (Covers - dis bound and heavily rubbed with stains from old cellot... View more info

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ARCHITECTURAL BRASSFOUNDRY (TRADE CATALOGUE)

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Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, TAYLOR PEARSE & CO: 1958

Seller ID: 120559

Condition: Very Good


Large slim H/b.Maroon paper covered cloth effect boards with black titles to spine and front board. 290x225mm approx. 62pp. Trade catalogue of door and window fittings in non-ferrus alloys, brass, bronze, nickel bronze, zinc-base, aluminium alloys and the combination of wood and metal supplied by Taylor, Pearse & co 345 Gray's Inn Road London WC1. Undated - printer's code and style of fittings indicate 1958. An interesting item of style and architectural building ephemera. VG (Book- A little light shelf rubbing and general soiling to boards. No previous owner name and no anotations).Please see... View more info

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SUSSEX YESTERDAYS NO 2 History and Heritage of the County

By: --------..........---------

Price: £2.00

Publisher: Maidstone, South Eastern Magazines Ltd: 1980

Seller ID: 8462

ISBN: 0001446878

Condition: VG


Small slim stapled P/b.1st ed.Internal Fine throughout.covers fading.No 2 in series. 56pps , Sussex yesterdays of country ways and Uppark mystery , Henry James and Lamb House Rye , Chichester Needles , making Hove's lagoon , coaching artist , birthplace British motor racing etc [ booklet - internally Fine , no inscsp , tight binding = Externally - pale fade edgwear areas vg - shows woodmen of yore [ Miscellany ] View more info

IN THE COMPANY OF SIR ROGER DE COVERLEY , REPRINTED FROM THE SPECTATOR 1711 , FLEUR DE LYS BOOKLETT NO 2

By: .-----------------.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, O ANACKER:

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Illust

Seller ID: 7397

Condition: VG


A SIGNED COPY and inscribed by the illustratorLilac stiif paper french fold Dust Jacket with laid on colour illustration over card covers. 52pp , illustrated , Fleur-de-Lys Booklet No.2 . reprint of short essays on 18th century London High Society Life previously published in The Spectator 1711 with charming illustrations by Frank C. Hardy in the same style as E.H.Sheppard. VG/VG (book- Some sporadic foxing mainly to endpapers. Warm inscription by the illustrator and signed FC Hardy and dated Christmas 1923 to ffep. D/J- Fadeing extremities and with a little rubbing to spine with minimal loss ... View more info

RABELAIS AND HIS FRIENDS Embellished with Several Portrait Plates MINIATURE MEMOIRS

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Price: £5.50

Publisher: LONDON, " SISLEY'S Ltd Makers of Beautiful books":

Seller ID: 3839

Condition: Good +


SCARCE Title-Small slim Hard Back Good+, Undated- c.early 1900? - 65 pp card covers white mottled with time+olive green 1/4 binding, title to front and spine ,Embellished with several portrait plates [ Francis Rabelais /Francis 1 after Titian /Cardinal du Bellay / Ettiene Pasquier / Pope Paul 111] publisher's "Sisley's Makers of Beatiful Books" / a Miniature Memoir.[no insscsp] PLs see our image View more info

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DERBY: ITS RISE AND PROGRESS

By: A.W.DAVISON

Price: £20.00

Publisher: LONDON, BEMROSE & SONS: 1906

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122599

Condition: Good


Green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine and gilt blocked street image and titles to upper board. 190 x 130 mm approx. Publisher's original ivy leaf design end papers, x + 342pp. Frontis large folding map with another before index at rear + 12 plates as called for.First Edition 1906 of this history of Derby compiled from numerous sources including files of "The Derby Mercury" from which much interesting material has been extracted by the author including chronology of events and reports of things of note. Good (Book- Liquid stain mark to bottom corner of upper board. Previous owner... View more info

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ALBION the Origins of an English Imagination

By: ACKROYD , Peter , C.B.E. [ Lit ] Award Winning Novelist & Historian

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, CHATTO & WINDUS: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11673

ISBN: 1856197212

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b in VG+ D/j.Discovering the Roots of the English Cultural Society..P Ackroyd holder of numerous Awards [ Factual / historic fiction / poetry / criticism biographies [.such as TS Eliot / Dickens / Blake / Thomas Moore, London a Biography ] 4 pages List illustraions.53 chpts.Thick format 516pp.Chronology , Biblio; illus. end papers.Colour & b/w illus .as expected [ maroon cloth gilt titles, No inscsp. book as new] Dust Jacket not price clipped , £25 , light wrinkling top/tail spine, no other defect. NB Oversea orders only will incur extra postage. Please see our image of the actua... View more info

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LONDON The Biography

By: ACKROYD , Peter , C.B.E. [ Lit ] Award Winning Novelist & Historian

Price: £14.00

Publisher: LONDON, VINTAGE: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 11589

ISBN: 0099422581

Condition: VG+


Larger format chunky Epic P/b VG+. 822pp.no inscsp, pages clean throughout.not clipped.Peter Ackroyd author of historic fiction / poetry / criticism / biographies - TS Eliot / Dickens / Blake / Thomas Moore etc.Profusely illustrated 36 b/w plates+32 in colour & line illust throughout text.79 chpts , chronology , Maps , ackns;,Essay on sources [ History / Social history ] tight binding, clean copy, no inscsp. several light crease lines to spine. 1st ed thus- Vintage p/b 2001. PLS see our image View more info

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ALBION the Origins of an English Imagination

By: ACKROYD , Peter , C.B.E. [ Lit ] Award Winning Novelist & Historian

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, CHATTO and WINDUS: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 120916

ISBN: 1856197212

Condition: Fine


SIGNED.Larger H/b+D/j.both FINE, book as new. Epic. 516pps.Colour & b/w illustrated.Peter Ackroyd Award Winning [ many awards] author of historic fiction, poetry, criticism, biographies. - TS Eliot / Dickens / Blake / Thomas Moore, London a biography , Thames etc] 4pages Lists illustrations.53 chpts , chronology , biblio; ackns;, History/Social history. [ maroon cloth Gilt titles No inscsp Fine - Loosely laid-in Posted Envelope addressed by Peter Ackroyd containing a Petr Ackroyd Card Signed in name only & in protective plastic cover.] Dust Jacket not price clipped, Fine. now in clear easily R... View more info

THAMES Sacred River

By: ACKROYD , Peter , C.B.E. [ Lit ] Award Winning Novelist & Historian

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, CHATTO & WINDUS: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 9454

ISBN: 0701172843

Condition: Fine


H/b larger format chunky Epic , Dust Jacket , FINE/FINE book as new , 1st edition , profusely illustrated , no inscsp , not price clipped £25 ., 490pps , illustrated , Peter Ackroyd author of historic fiction / poetry / criticism / biographies - TS Eliot / Dickens / Blake / Thomas Moore etc , illus colour & mono plates - listed , 45 chpts in 15 sections , Maps , index , biblio;, ackns;,an alternative topography from source to sea [ col illus d/j covers col + photo illustrated boards , [ History / Social history of the River Thames ] View more info

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ROMAN ANTIQUITIES: OR AN ACCOUNT OF THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE ROMANS ; DESIGNED TO ILLUSTRATE THE LATIN CLASSICS, BY EXPLAINING WORDS AND PHRASES, FROM THE RITES AND CUSTOMS TO WHICH THEY REFER.

By: ADAM , ALEXANDER , LLD

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, THOMAS TEGG & SON: 1834

Seller ID: 4760

Condition: Good


H/b. Dated 1834 to Title page [ mdcccxxxiv ] Original green cloth boards with laid on paper title block to spine. 528pp. Approx 100 Engravings on Wood and Steel with numerous notes and improved indices, by James Boyd LLD ; to illustrate the Latin Classics - words. phrases, rites & customs . [ old ink name previous owner to front paste down & title page. End papers & binding sound. Corners rounded with shelf wear to boards but no fraying of cloth. The title block is brittle - chipped and browned being consequently virtually illegible. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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THE COMPLETE SERVANT

By: ADAMS , SAMUAL , ADAMS , SARAH

Price: £8.00

Publisher: LEWES, Southover Press: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121261

ISBN: 1870962036

Condition: Near Fine


Near FINE H/b in VG D/J.Authors S & S Adams were themselves 50 yrs in service.Iintroduction by P Horn - an Authority on servant life of the period [ late Georgian era ] places the work in the context of the time. they wrote their book as advice . as there was no tradition of apprenticeship.[18th / 19th c.] Ackns; Sources , Editor's note , Intro, Original Preface 1825 , 34 chpts covering all employed , index [ grooms, nurse , housemaid , cook , coachman valet , butler etc - over 30 catagories - sirprisingly more than 1/2 of the job descriptions are for men . [ blue cloth gilt titles, end blank ... View more info

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SHOPPING IN STYLE London from the Restoration to Edwardian Elegance

By: ADBURGHAM , Alison , Lecturer & Author

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123034

ISBN: 0500012059

Condition: VG+


VG+ H/b.VG+ D/J.1st.Large.London Social History around fashion of yesteryear with 174 illus.b/w plates & in line. A history of Retailing & the fashionable quarters.[ fashion suburbs / Soho / Specialist shops / Oxford Street / Regent Street etc. The growth of Departmental Stores.[ No notable defects to book or jacket.192pp. 245x175mm. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info