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Shopping in Style  -  London from the Restoration to Edwardian Elegance, Adburgham, Alison
1 Adburgham, Alison Shopping in Style - London from the Restoration to Edwardian Elegance
London Thames and Hudson 1979 0500012059 / 9780500012055 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from slight age toning to page edges) with near Fine dustjacket (Fine apart from a hint of wear to lower front edge) which is not price clipped. 192 pages. 174 illustrations. In the two centuries since Adam Smith described England as a nation of shopkeepers, there have been many analyses of the importance of retail trade to the wealth of the nation. Yet few writers have explored the part played by shops and shopping in the everyday life of all the citizens of England's capital city, from poorest to richest. This book is a history of retailing in which trade statistics have given way to a many sided story of shopkeepers and shopworkers, shopping customs and customers. A fully illustrated social history which follows the topographical development of London and its shops from the Restoration to the period before the First World War. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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The Story of Greenwich, Aslet, Clive
2 Aslet, Clive The Story of Greenwich
London Fourth Estate 1999 1857028252 / 9781857028256 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. A large format volume of 288 pages. Greenwich has been an emblem of British history for over a thousand years. A seat of learning and intellectual enquiry, exploration and discovery, it resonates with echoes of great characters and stirring national events. The Royal Observatory, constructed in Greenwich Park in the 1670's, has been the origin of standard time around the world. The ancient royal palace was the birthplace of three monarchs: Henry VIII, Mary Tudor and Elizabeth I. Blackheath , at the top of the park, has often featured as the scene of insurrection and revolt, and it was here that Wat Tyler assembled his band of a hundred thousand rebels against the Poll Tax. Lord Nelson's body was brought to the Royal Naval Hospital in 1805 after his death at Trafalgar, and the 17th and 18th centuries bestowed upon Greenwich an incomparable parade of great and innovative buildings by Inigo Jones, Wren, Hawksmoor and Vanbrugh. It was a favourite haunt of Dickens and Gladstone, and home to London's first railway. Using beautiful colour illustrations throughout, the author presents a beguiling and charismatic portrait. **** NOT EX LIB *** **** A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.145 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** 
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The British Empire in Colour, Binns, Stewart
3 Binns, Stewart The British Empire in Colour
London Carlton 2002 1842225170 / 9781842225172 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy in pictorial laminated boards with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 150+ colour illustrations, many previously unpublished, taken from all over the world. At its peak the British Empire was the largest formal empire that the world has ever known, and its power and influence extended to the four corners of the globe. It incorporated diverse peoples and cultures, all of whom - for better or worse - were swept under the red, white and blue banner of British rule. **** A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.875 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** 
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4 Bragg, Melvyn The Adventure of English - 500 AD to 2000 - The Biography of a Language
London Hodder and Stoughton 2003 0340829915 / 9780340829912 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First edition, first printing. xii + 354 pages. 55 illustrations. In the book Melvyn Bragg shows us the remarkable story of the English language; from its beginnings as a minor guttural Germanic dialect to its position today as a truly established global language. Along the way its colourful story takes in a host of characters and locations, from the early tribes, Alfred the Great's stubborn resistance to the Danes, and through its early literary masterpieces such as Beowulf and the bawdy Geoffrey Chaucer; Henry VIII's battles with the church over bootleg bibles; a 'coarse' playwright named William Shakespeare; Dr. Johnson's dictionary. Embracing elements of Latin, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, Hindi and Gullah, this 1500 year story covers a huge range of countries and peoples. 
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Restoration England, Bryant, Sir Arthur
5 Bryant, Sir Arthur Restoration England
London Collins 1961 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Very Good+ unmarked copy which has a decorative bookplate to front pastedown and a little light foxing to closed edges with Very Good+ dustjacket which is not price clipped. 192 pages. 11 illustrations. First published as 'The England of Charles II' in 1934 and revised by the author in 1960. An indispensable companion to Sir Arthur Bryant's other seventeenth century studies. Stock of the original edition was destroyed in the Blitz of 1940: this new edition is both revised and illustrated. The book describes 'a visit to a far country....the land we now inhabit, but then occupied by our great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparents'. 'I have tried', the author writes, 'to depict that century as they knew it - the feel and sense of it, its sights, sounds and even smells.' **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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Romantic Records of Distinguished Families Being the Second Series of the Anecdotes of the Aristocracy, Burke, J. Bernard
6 Burke, J. Bernard Romantic Records of Distinguished Families Being the Second Series of the Anecdotes of the Aristocracy
London E. Churton 1851 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Gilt titles on red cloth boards which have blind embossed pattern. TWO VOLUMES. Small removal to spine head on Vol. 2 and some wear to spine head on Vol.1, age dust marking to top edge and some foxing to endpapers, else clean, tight and unmarked. Vol. 1 has the armorial book plate of Thos. Griffith. Vol. 1 - 336 pages, Vol.2 - 334 pages. Second edition. The author is Sir John Bernard Burke noted for his 'The Peerage' and 'Baronetage'. **** A HEAVY SET OF 1.0 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE EXTRA SHIPPING COST **** 
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Somerset Murders, Byford, Enid
7 Byford, Enid Somerset Murders
Wimborne, Dorset The Dovecote Press 1990 0946159769 / 9780946159765 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A very clean, tight and unmarked copy.The book is a compilation of some of the unusual and remarkable murders that took place 50 or more years ago. These include the unfortunate Mr.Trat who was parboiled, cut up and salted down into barrels, John Walford condemned to rot after being hung on the spot where he murdered his wife and Mary Norwood, who after poisoning her husband became the last woman in Britain to be burnt. 
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Black and British, Bygott, David W.
8 Bygott, David W. Black and British
Oxford Oxford University Press 1996 0199133050 / 9780199133055 Soft Cover Fine No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy. 80 pages. Illustrated throughout. Black and British is the moving account of the history of the Afro-Caribbean community in the United Kingdom. It describes the struggle for freedom and dignity, both in the Caribbean and in Britain; it looks at the achievements of individuals, past and present; and it looks at how racism remains, as it has done in the past, an everyday fact of life. 
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Mr Bligh's Bad Language  -  Passion, Power and Theatre on the Bounty, Dening, Greg
9 Dening, Greg Mr Bligh's Bad Language - Passion, Power and Theatre on the Bounty
New York Cambridge University Press 1992 0521383706 / 9780521383707 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket. xii + 445 pages. 45 illustrations. Captain Bligh and the voyage of the Bounty are the starting point of this new study of the famous mutiny in history, literature and film. By juxtaposing an account of the mutiny with an analysis of its evolving place in history and culture, it offers a new interpretation of the mutiny in the context of its historic and cultural representations. Beginning with an anlysis of naval life and ritual abord the Bounty, the author argues that the mutiny did not take place due to punitive violence , as Captain Bligh is shown to be one of the least violent of British Navy captains. Instead, he argues, Bligh misunderstood the theatrical nature of shipboard life, especially his role as captain. Moving to a larger stage, the book shifts to the reception of the mutiny in 18th century England. Connecting the voyage of the Bounty with the cultural exploration and revolutions of the age, Dening shows that a mythology arose almost immediately around the participants of the mutiny and their actions, a mythology that has been continually reinterpreted into 20th century literature and film. 
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Memories of Leicestershire, England, Steve
10 England, Steve Memories of Leicestershire
Leicester Leicester Mercury 2003 1904038204 / 9781904038207 First Soft Cover Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy. 144 pages. The book is a pictorial walk through the streets and changing scenes of the county, evoking fond reminiscences of the past. Taken from the archives of the Leicester Mercury, the photographs contained in the book provide reminders of landmarks long since demolished, of streets familiar even today and moments in time consigned to memories. 
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Telford  -  A Pictorial History, Evans, George and Briscoe, Ron
11 Evans, George and Briscoe, Ron Telford - A Pictorial History
Chichester, Sussex Phillimore 1995 0850339553 / 9780850339550 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy with VG+ dustjacket which is price clipped. Telford may be a new town, but it also contains a World Heritage Site. The book tells the story, in words and pictures, of the many towns and villages that were included in the newly created Telford, most of them of great antiquity, having been established long before the Domesday Book was compiled. 
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The Other Oxford, Fenby, Charles
12 Fenby, Charles The Other Oxford
London Lund Humphries 1970 0853312788 / 9780853312789 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A near Fine copy with inscription to front endpaper 'To an Oxford Girl Friend - P' and date with VG dustjacket which is price clipped. xii + 166 pages. 4 illustrations. Preface by Asa Briggs. The story of Oxford revealed through the reminiscences of Oxford's 20th century hero, Frank Gray. Gray and W.R. Morris, later Lord Nuffield, were running an illegal system of public transport and the City Corporation applied for their arrest but Morris escaped prosecution thanks to Gray's influence. Frank Gray, whose father, Walter Gray, had overthrown the Liberal Party, went on to win Oxford back for Liberalism only to be unseated on petition. These were some of the giants in a community distinguished for the richness and unconventionality of its personalities. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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The Victorian House  -  Domestic Life from Childbirth to Deathbed, Flanders, Judith
13 Flanders, Judith The Victorian House - Domestic Life from Childbirth to Deathbed
London Harper Collins 2003 0007131887 / 9780007131884 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. lii + 476 pages. 36 main illustrations and 55 illustrations in the text. Coloured pictorial endpapers. The Victorian age is both recent and unimaginably distant. In the most prosperous and technologically advanced nation in the world, people carried slops up and down stairs; buried meat in fresh earth to prevent mould forming; wrung sheets out in boiling water with their bare hands. This drudgery was routinely performed by the parents of people still living. Running water, stoves, flush toilets - even toilet paper - arrived slowly throughout the century; and most were luxuries available only to the prosperous. An incisive portrait of Victorian domestic, life portrayed through a collage of diaries, letters, advice books, magazines and paintings, the author shows how social history is built up of tiny domestic details. Laid out like a house, following the story of daily life from room to room. **** NOT EX LIB **** **** A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.885 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** 
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The Oxford Illustrated History of Ireland, Foster, R.F.    (edited by)
14 Foster, R.F. (edited by) The Oxford Illustrated History of Ireland
Oxford Oxford University Press 1989 0198229704 / 9780198229704 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with VG+ dustjacket xii + 382 pages. 25 illustrations. 9 maps. The book provides a lively and challenging synthesis of Irish history from the earliest times to the present day. Written by an expert team of scholars, all known for their innovative work, richly illustrated throughout, and gives a uniquely authoritative history of Ireland. Comprises: Prehistoric and Early Christian Ireland by Donnchadh O. Corrain; The Norman Invasion and the Gaelic Recovery by Katharine Simms; Early Modern Ireland c. 1500-1700 by Nicholas Canny; Ascendancy and Union by R.F. Foster; Ireland Since 1870 by David Fitzpatrick; Irish Literature and Irish History by Declan Hibberd. **** A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.26 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** **** NOT BOOK CLUB **** **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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Georgian Summer  -  Bath in the Eighteenth Century, Gadd, David
15 Gadd, David Georgian Summer - Bath in the Eighteenth Century
Bath Adams and Dart 1971 0239000838 / 9780239000835 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. xi + 195 pages. 61 illustrations. When Samuel Pepys visited Bath in 1668 the city consisted of no more than 250 houses with a population of less than 1200, and was renowned as much for its innumerable and importunate beggars as for the nude bathing that took place in its Baths. During the 18th century, in a span of less than a generation, it became the centre of the fashionable world, and in its architectural beauty and achievement was compared with Florence. 
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Victorian and Edwardian Surrey from Old Photographs, Goff, Martyn
16 Goff, Martyn Victorian and Edwardian Surrey from Old Photographs
London B.T. Batsford 1972 0713401230 / 9780713401233 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
A very clean, tight and unmarked copy which has age toning to page edges and endpapers else a near Fine copy. Dustjacket is VG+ and is price clipped. A large format book of 167 Victorian and Edwardian photographs with commentaries which depict Surrey local history - villages, transport, country towns, public life and occasions, sport and entertainment, churches, schools, long lost crafts and more. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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The Triumph of Reform 1830-1841, Halévy, Elie
17 Halévy, Elie The Triumph of Reform 1830-1841
London Ernest Benn 1950 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Gilt title on blue cloth boards which have minor marks to rear, bumping to top corner tips else clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there is age toning to endpapers else very clean, tight and unmarked. Second Revised Edition. viii + 364 pages. Frontispiece portrait and 1 illustration. Volume III of A History of the English People in the Nineteenth Century. Translated from the French by E.L. Watkin. Comprises: The First Reformed Parliament - The July Revolution, The Policy of Reform, The Religious Question and the Irish Question; The Years of Lord Melbourne - Home and Foreign Policy, Chartists and Free-Traders. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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Domesday Book  -  Through Nine Centuries, Hallam, Elizabeth M.
18 Hallam, Elizabeth M. Domesday Book - Through Nine Centuries
London Thames and Hudson 1986 0500274037f Soft Cover Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Written in celebration of the nine hundredth anniversary of the famous Domesday survey of England by a curator of the Public Records Office. It examines the history of the book, it's usefulness in the past and today, it's later editions and facsimiles, it's movements from the original location and much more. A most fascinating and erudite account with numerous photographs, illustrations, maps and appendices. Medieval pictorial front cover. 
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By Appontment  -  150 Years of the Royal Warrant and Its Holders, Heald, Tim   (edited by)
19 Heald, Tim (edited by) By Appontment - 150 Years of the Royal Warrant and Its Holders
London Queen Anne Press 1989 0356170993 / 9780356170992 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 335 pages. Colour illustrations throughout. The Royal Warrant Holders number over 850 companies who are allowed to display the Royal Arms with the words 'By Appointment'. Since 1840 they have had an active association and this wonderfully illustrated volume celebrates their 150th anniversary in 1990. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.79 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 
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A Domestic History of the Bank of England  1930-1960, Hennessy, Elizabeth
20 Hennessy, Elizabeth A Domestic History of the Bank of England 1930-1960
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1992 0521391407 / 9780521391405 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy in red cloth boards with near Fine dustjacket. xv + 449 pages. 8 colour and 51 black and white illustrations. This book, which is based on the Bank of England's own mainly unpublished archives, describes the internal workings of the Bank from 1930 to 1960 under three Governors, Lord Norman, Lord Catto and Lord Cobbold. It contains much hitherto private information on the Bank's accounting methods and profitability, and on the note issue including bank note design. These decades were a period of enormous change, when its working methods (many dating back to its foundation in 1694) were radically updated and in some cases mechanised in a progression from handwritten ledgers to computers. New functions such as exchange control were put in place, help was given to many newly developed countries in setting up their own central banks, and many new buildings were erected. **** A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.93 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** 
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