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The Working-Man's Companion. The Results of Machinery namely, Cheap Production and Increased Employment Exhibited, being an address to the working men of the United Kingdom

By: N/A

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Charles Knight: 1832

Edition: Fifth

Seller ID: 13456

Condition: Very Good


Red boards, half-bound; light wear; binding tight; raised bands on spine; gilt titling on spine still quite bright; pp clean and quite supple. An interesting anti-Luddite tract extolling the increased benefits of machinery to the working man. ; 12mo (4" x 6"); 216 pages View more info

Image for Official Handbook -- Grand Bazaar & Fancy Fair -- To Be Held In St. Peter's New School, Swinton -- Thursday, Friday, And Saturday -- May 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 1906

Official Handbook -- Grand Bazaar & Fancy Fair -- To Be Held In St. Peter's New School, Swinton -- Thursday, Friday, And Saturday -- May 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 1906

By: N/A

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Swinton, 1906

Seller ID: 37994

Condition: Poor in Poor dust jacket


Dk red, thick paper wrappers; worn. Very fragile -- binding in very poor condition; some pp loose, but all present. B/w illustrations. Fascinating contemporary adverts. The bazaar was to raise money for rebuilding the school, and if the Official Handbook is anything to go by it must have been grand indeed. Sobering to think that in less than a decade many of the school's alumnae would have been marching off to face an uncertain future on the Western Front. View more info

Image for A Grand Bazaar will be held in the Town Hall, Accrington, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th, 1925, Representing - "A Street of All Nations."

A Grand Bazaar will be held in the Town Hall, Accrington, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th, 1925, Representing - "A Street of All Nations."

By: Accrington Trades and Labour Party

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Accrington, Accrington Trades and Labour Party: 1925

Seller ID: 26114

Condition: Very Good-


Stapled booklet - stapling slightly oxidized, but intact. Dk grey thick paper wrappers; light wear. Staples slightly exposed on back cover which also has a small piece missing. B/w photos (incl Oswald Mosley + Arthur Greenwood), plus interesting contemporary ads for the stall-holders, etc. ; 8vo (5 1/2" x 8 1/2") View more info

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At Grips With War - Third Edition

By: Aldred, Guy Alfred

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Strickland: 1947

Edition: Third

Seller ID: 26597

Condition: Poor in Fair dust jacket


Pale brown d/jkt, a little grubby; pale brown card wrappers. Stapling intact, but a little oxidized, and has bled slightly; wrappers partially detached from text block, but still quite intact. ; 8vo (6" x 8 1/2"); 92 pages View more info

Image for Time's Telescope for 1826; or A Complete Guide to the Almanack......Astronomical Occurrences in every month....

Time's Telescope for 1826; or A Complete Guide to the Almanack......Astronomical Occurrences in every month....

By: Anon.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Sherwood Gilbert and Piper: 1826

Edition: Presumed First

Seller ID: 29879

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Illustrated buff boards; somewhat marked and worn; backstrip partly missing - stitched binding exposed, but still very intact, no loose pp. B/w frontis, with tissue guard. Fold-out plate at pp 188-9. ; 8vo (5" x 8"); cxi + 330 pages View more info

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The Early English Trade Unions: Documents from the Home Office Papers in the Public Record Office

By: Aspinall, Sir Arthur

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Batchworth Press: 1949

Edition: First

Seller ID: 28929

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Plain buff d/jkt, unclipped; a trifle marked; offsetting on rear; spine faded. Dk olive-green boards. ; 8vo (6" x 9"); 410 pages View more info

Image for The Southwold Diary of James Maggs 1818-1876. Vol I: 1818-1848; Vol II: 1848-1876.

The Southwold Diary of James Maggs 1818-1876. Vol I: 1818-1848; Vol II: 1848-1876.

By: Bottomley, Alan Farquhar

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk Records Society / Boydell Press: 1983 + 1984

Edition: First

Seller ID: 28607

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Both Vols: Illustrated light brown d/jkt, unclipped; a trifle marked, but little other wear. Olive green boards, clean and bright; gilt titling, bright. Occasional pencil + ink notes in both vols. Illustrated pastedowns + endpapers; b/w illustrations. Intimate contemporary view of Southwold, in Suffolk, over half a century. ; 8vo (6 1/2" x 9 1/2"); 149 + 183 pages View more info

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Sketches Of Southwark Old And New.

By: Bowers, Robert Woodger

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, William Wesley and Son: 1902

Seller ID: 14433

Condition: Very Good-


Red boards; a little worn; front joint very slightly exposed, but bindin otherwise intact; gilt titling on front still quite bright, a little faded on spine. B/w frontispiece with tissue guard; b/w illustrations. Absorbing history of this famous London borough. ; 8vo (6" x 9"); 594 + index pages View more info

A topographical and historical description of London and Middlesex; Containing an account of the towns, cathedral, castles, antiquities, churches, monuments, ... notices of eminent and learned men (5 vols)

By: Brayley, Brewer, and Nightingale

Price: £950.00

Publisher: London, Printed for Sherwood, Neely and Jones and G. Cowie: 1810

Seller ID: 14568

Condition: Very Good-


These five volumes are part of the 'Beauties of England and Wales', originally published in 25 volumes, and it states: 'the present proprietors have purchased the whole remaining stock and copyright and offer it to the public in separate counties'. All vols: Brown marbled boards, a little marked and scuffed. Brown leather half-binding, a little worn at edges; corners a little rubbed, but still fairly sharp; slight wear to heads and tails of spines, but backstrip very intact and binding tight. Raised bands; gilt titling + decoration a little dull, but still quite discernible. A library index m... View more info

Image for The Valley of the Shadow. An account of Britain's worst mining disaster: The Senghenydd explosion. [Signed copy]

The Valley of the Shadow. An account of Britain's worst mining disaster: The Senghenydd explosion. [Signed copy]

By: Brown, John H

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Port Talbot, Alun Books: 1981

Edition: First

Seller ID: 26395

ISBN: 0907117066

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Signed by the author on the front endpaper. Illustrated b/w d/jkt, clipped; a trifle marked; light edge-wear; light chipping at head and tail of spine, but no losses; remains of sticker on rear. Blk boards, clean and bright; binding tight; silver titling, bright. B/w illustrations. Well-written account of the disaster, which occurred in October 1913. ; 8vo (5 1/2" x 8 1/4"); 171 pages View more info

Idle Hands The Experience of Unemployment, 1790-1990

By: Burnett, Proffessor John & John Burnett

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Routledge: 1994

Seller ID: 24747

ISBN: 0415055016

Condition: Very Good


Stiff card wrappers, slightly creased at spine; binding tight; pages unmarked; edges unmarked.; Modern British History; 9.06 X 6.14 X 0.94 inches; 384 pages View more info

Image for A New View, and Obsrvations on the Ancient and Present State of London and Weestminster, shewing The Foundation, Walls, Gates, Towers, Bridges, Churches, Rivers, Wards, Palaces, Companies, Inns of Court and Chancery, Hospitals, Schools, Government...

A New View, and Obsrvations on the Ancient and Present State of London and Weestminster, shewing The Foundation, Walls, Gates, Towers, Bridges, Churches, Rivers, Wards, Palaces, Companies, Inns of Court and Chancery, Hospitals, Schools, Government...

By: Burton, Robert

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, A. Bettesworth: 1730

Seller ID: 14572

Condition: Good+


Decorated brown leather boards; fairly light wear; corners sharp; front board missing; raised bands on spine, which is loose; gilt decoration on front + spine still quit bright. Binding tight; pp square cut; speckled foredges. B/w illustrations. There's some spotting (though not heavy), as might be expected in a book nearly three centuries old, but the pages are surprisingly supple. A fascinating 18th Century history of London, as well as being an important contemporary guide to that Hanoverian metropolis. ; 8vo (4" x 7"); 468 + pblr's cat. pages View more info

History of the Society's Formation and Progress, 1857-1907. An illustrated Souvenir for Members

By: Burton, Thomas

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Manchester, Royton Industrial Co-operative Society: 1907

Seller ID: 18802

Condition: Very Good-


Dk green boards; a trifle marked; corners a little bumped; light wear to external hinges, slight damage to base of spine, but binding unaffected. Gilt titling + decoration on front still quite bright. B/w photos. Fascinating slice of English social history - the solid, worthy northern types gazing out at us across the centuries is of especial interest. ; 8vo (5" x 8"); 126 pages View more info

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The Elizabethan Home Discovered in Two Dialogues by Claudius Hollyband and Peter Erondell.

By: Byrne, M. St. Clare (ed)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Cobden-Sanderson: 1930

Edition: Second, revised

Seller ID: 35080

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Tan boards (no d/jkt); a little marked; spine darkened. Light wear to base of spine, but binding tight. Formerly the property of Dr Queenie Leavis, whose signature is on the front endpaper, dd 1930. ; 8vo (6" x 9"); 124 pages View more info

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Tyneside Stories and Recitations

By: Catcheside-Warrington, C. E.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Newcastle Upon Tyne, J. G. Windows: N.D.

Seller ID: 9277


5" x 7", 27pp. Vg+. Stapled booklet; stapling intact, and slightly oxidised, but has not bled. Illustrated cream + purple wrappers; light wear. View more info

Knight's Cyclopaedia of London, 1851.

By: Charles Knight

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Charles Knight: 1851

Seller ID: 14609

Condition: Very Good-


Dk blue boards; a little worn; some wear to backstrip, but binding very tight. Gilt decoration on front and spine still quite bright. Gilt foredges, bright. "First Prize" inscription in beautifully executed copperplate on front endpaper. B/w illustrations. A fascinating mid-19th Century guide to London. Interestingly, this book was published just before the Great Exhibition of 1851, so references to it are in the future tense - eg, "[Hyde Park] is to be the site of the Great Exhibition of the Industry of all Nations. It is impossible to imagine a nobler site, or a more convenient.&... View more info

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Saint Thomas's Hospital Reports, New Series, Vol XI

By: Cory, Dr. Robert and Francis Mason (eds)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, J&A Churchill: 1881

Seller ID: 35583

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Please note that this is a heavy item and may require extra postage for international shipping.; Faded blie boards; a little marked; gilt titling + decoration still quite bright; binding tight. B/w frontis + illustrations. Owner's name on front endpaper, which has offset on the following blank page (verso of frontis). ; 8vo (6" x 9"); 419 +65 pages View more info

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Saint Thomas's Hospital Reports, New Series, Vol X

By: Cory, Dr. Robert and Francis Mason (eds)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, J&A Churchill: 1880

Seller ID: 35575

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Please note that this is a heavy item and may require extra postage for international shipping.; Faded blie boards; a little marked; gilt titling + decoration still quite bright; binding tight. B/w frontis + illustrations. Owner's name on front endpaper, which has offset on the following blank page (verso of frontis). ; 8vo (6" x 9"); 491 + 64 pages View more info

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This Leads to War

By: Day, G. W. L

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Figurehead: 1935

Seller ID: 21986

Condition: Very Good-


Red card wrappers; a trifle marked; light wear to head and tail of spine, spine slightly creased, but binding intact. Light crease in rear wrapper. Stamp of Social Credit Party on front endpaper. Interesting little volume on social credit.; 8vo (5" x 7 1/2"); 97 pages View more info

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David Garrick and his French Friends

By: Frank A Hedgcock

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Stanley Paul & Co: 1912

Seller ID: 28621

ISBN: 0405086105

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Green cloth binding with gilt lettering inc facsimile of Garrick's signature on front. Corners bent. Some markings inculding library mark on the spine. Foxing on pages. Book has a hand written inscription signed by the author to A(lexander) M(eyrick) Broadley, also contains a manuscript postcard to same (nd) which has been stuck onto the free endpaper. There is a book plate: from the library of A M Broadley at his home The Knapp in Bradpole Dorset stuck to the fixed endpaper. Newspaper cuttings containing three reviews have been stuck between the free end paper and the half title, also include... View more info