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Ellen Terry by Christopher St John (£44.00)Publisher: London: John Lane The Bodley Head — 1907Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with a little sunning to the spine. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted, accentuated by the rough trimmed leaf edges. Pages gently tanned with scattered spotting throughout. One plate loosening. Description: Illustrated by way of: Filmography; Black & White Photographs [16]; Portrait to the frontispiece; Top edge gilt;Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5". Illustrated Green boards with Gilt & Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Stars of the Stage series. [VI]97[4] pages. Tags: stars stage terry ellen dame actresses england actors britain theater history 19th century charles kean sir henry irving queen’s theatre bancroft hare lord lytton’s house darnley lyceum
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The Trowbridge Schools Revisited: An Extended History by Keith Berry (£33.00)Publisher: Keith Berry — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0952410311]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". 264 pages. Tags: john gaunt school history trowbridge and district high for boys girls schools england 19th century 20th secondary wiltshire keith berry 0952410311
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The Biography of John Gibson, R.A., Sculptor, Rome by T. Matthews (£32.00)Publisher: London: Heinemann — 1911Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Blanks lightly age-tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [2]; Black & White Plates; Colour frontispiece (tissue-guarded);Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIV] 255 pages. Tags: matthews gibson john sculpture european 19th century sculptors britain england wales italy rome welsh artists
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The Forbes Collection of Victorian Pictures and Works of Art Thursday 20 February 2003 by Anon. (£27.00)Publisher: London: Christie's — 2003Binding: Paperback Condition: Near Fine — in Very Good Slip Case. Case a little rubbed at the corners otherwise a very well presented set. All three volumes lightly rubbed at the top corner of the upper wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 3 volume set in slip case. Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Plates;Notes: Size: 10½" x 8¼". 964 pages. Tags: forbes christopher art magazine collection painting british 19th century victorian auctions england london
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Life of Richard Trevithick: With an Account of His Inventions Volume I by Francis Trevithick (£24.00)Publisher: Brora: Adam Gordon — 2006Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9781874422624]Condition: Near Fine. Description: A limited facsimile printing of 200 copies. Illustrated by way of: Wood Engravings; Diagrams;Notes: Illustrated by W. J. Welch. Size: 8½" x 5½". [XII] 403 pages. Tags: trevithick engineers steam england britain engineering history 19th century cornwall county biographies
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William Morris by Himself: Designs and Writings by Edited by Gillian Naylor (£21.00)Publisher: Boston, New York, London: Little, Brown & Company — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0316855073]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this edition. [First: MacDonald & Co, 1988] Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates;

From the cover: “Through his own work and in his own words, the book traces the fascinating progress of William Morris, pre-Raphaelite poet and architectural student into designer, writer and pioneer socialist. His youthful enthusiasm for the Middle Ages and Gothic architecture fired him with the conviction that he must dedicate his life to Art .

Later letters written to friends explain how in the industrialised nineteenth century Morris become preoccupied with the loss of traditional skills and pride in work and during the last ten years of his life he became increasingly involved in political agitation, and his stories, poems and lectures all reflect his commitment to the socialist cause and his ideals for art and society.

Other extracts from his letters and poems reveal more intimate aspects of Morris’s life and personality, reflecting the despair and isolation he felt over the breakdown of his marriage and his reliance on the friends who helped him through his personal crisis. William Morris by Himself is a tribute to an exceptional man, whose work and reputation have survived for more than a century.”
Notes: Size: 12½" x 9¾". Matching Pictorial boards. 328 pages. Tags: morris william criticism interpretation 19th century united kingdom decorative arts medievalism england history sources middle ages art medieval influence artists britain british correspondence post-medieval english visual design photographs photography crafts styles monographs
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The Chronicles of Newgate by Arthur Griffiths (£19.00)Publisher: Bracken Books — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “It was the scene of vicious torture and punishments, both cruel and unusual, the house of the rack and gyves; it was a breeding ground of disease, a place where vice ran rampant. Over the centuries, Newgate prison, as the annex of the Old Bailey, the great criminal law court of London, came to be a symbol for the carriage, and, all too often, miscarriage, of justice in England. In these chronicles, Arthur Griffiths, one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Prisons in the late nineteenth century, presents the history of Newgate and the ‘criminal periods’ through which it passed. It is his aim to show how and why Newgate became the most dreaded place in England.

The first historical reference to Newgate occurs in the thirteenth century, during the reign of King John, and for over seven hundred years the gaol housed some of the most notorious criminals in English history. Here we find thieves and murderers, forgers and assassins, confidence men and highwaymen, the criminal aristocracy, as well as aristocrats turned criminal.

Yet it is not Griffiths’ purpose to give accounts of the infamous only, colourful though they are. He presents also the troubling history of persecution and martyrdom suffered for religious and political beliefs. While floggings and hangings were the fate of the common cut-purse and brigand, Griffiths shows that the more ferocious punishments and ingenious tortures were reserved for crimes of conscience and circumstance.

Finally, though, it is Griffiths’ contention that the greatest injustice was suffered by the countless thousands whose tragic fate was to have been jailed for debt. In Newgate it was they ‘who were slowly murdered… by the unspeakable horrors of the place’.

Housed indiscriminately with depraved criminals and lunatics, caught in the vicious trap of organized extortion by which the prison ran, debtors, and often their families with them, sank slowly into degradation. Griffiths shows that, as overcrowding and the foul conditions of Newgate led to plague and pestilence, the mixing of the criminal classes made it ‘a hot-bed of vice, a nursery of crime’.

Although re-built several times during its long history, Newgate remained a hell-hole — it was ‘always notorious as England’s worse gaol’. For over a century reformers agitated for the closing of the prison, succeeding finally in 1881. For these reformers, which included Arthur Griffiths, the closing represented a triumph of progress, a fitting final chapter to the story of Newgate, whose history is, in Griffiths’ words, ‘the epitome of English criminal history’. In clear, vivid prose he has given us that history, along with an unforgettable portrait of its most infamous prison.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black Spine Strip with Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 596 pages. Tags: newgate prison london england prisons history 19th century criminal justice system criminals death penalty reform arthur griffiths
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William Frith, Extraordinary Victorian Painter: A Biographical & Critical Essay by Aubrey Noakes (£18.50)Publisher: London: Jupiter Books Limited — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0906379008]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small nick to the top corner of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates;Notes: Size: 10" x 8½". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 157 pages. Tags: frith british painter criticism interpretation painters 19th century britain history england english paintings critical biographies woolwich painting brewing beers
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Association Football in Victorian England: A History of the Game from 1863 to 1900 by Philip Gibbons (£17.00)Publisher: Leicestershire: Upfront Publishing — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1844260356]Condition: Very Good. Description: 2nd printing. [First Published: Minverva Press, 2001] Illustrated by way of: Appendices [4]; Black & White Photographs; Tables;

From the cover: “Prior to the 1870s, Association Football tended to be enjoyed as a form of exercise at public schools or a game between friends in a local park. However, with the administrative skills of the likes of Charles Alcock, Francis Marindin, Arthur Kinnaird and William McGregor, the game grew to such an extent that it became an important part in the lives of both players and spectators as the century reached its end.

The history of the early clubs, international games, as well as the growth of the professional clubs, are all encompassed in this book, including the likes of Aston Villa, Manchester United and Liverpool, when they started out as struggling little clubs.”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 473 pages. Tags: gibbons 1844260356 9781844260355 soccer england history 19th century sports outdoor recreation social cultural charles alcock francis marindin arthur kinnaird william mcgregor association football
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Charles Lowder: A Biography by Marie Trench (£14.00)Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. — 1882Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Heavily faded at the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with a little fraying. Front hinge starting. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: 7th edition. [First Published: 1881] Illustrated by way of: Tissue-guarded Frontispiece;Notes: Size: 8" x 5½". Bevelled Purple boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XXIII] 366 [44] pages. Tags: trench lowder charles ritualism 19th century east london churches church england clergy fuge peter’s the east
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Dorothea Beale Of Cheltenham: A New Edition by Elizabeth Raikes (£13.00)Publisher: Constable & Co. — 1910Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Leans slightly. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Front hinge weak with the first gather becoming loose. Two picures of Ladies' College pasted to the blanks. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Illustrated by way of: Portrait to the frontispiece with tissue guard; Fold-out prospectus;Notes: Size: 9" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 432 pages. Tags: beale dorothea biography ladies college cheltenham england history teachers education 19th century women biographies school histories 1900s gloucestershire colleges
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Samuel Palmer: Shoreham and After by Carlos Peacock (£13.00)Publisher: London: John Baker — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 021299817X]Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a 2" closed tear to the join at the head of the upper panel. Dust wrapper a little grubby. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty. Price Clipped. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Plates;Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Tags: 021299817x palmer samuel english draftsman painter artists british 19th century britain england 9780212998173
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A Richer Dust: Echoes From an Edwardian Album by Colin Gordon (£12.50)Publisher: Elm Tree — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0241899346]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Genealogical Tables;

From the cover: “The extraordinary story recounted in this book opens at a market junk-stall in Yorkshire with the discovery, quite by chance, of a family collection of several hundred Victorian and Edwardian photographic negatives. The pictures, with their magical glimpses of badminton, picnics, Japanese teas, fancy dress pageants and leisured summer days, provide a fascinating record of the leisured life of one family for over forty years from the year of Queen Victoria’s Jubilee.

The pictures, however, do not stand alone, and in a lively text Colin Gordon relates his remarkable find and subsequent detective work to discover more about the photographer and his family. A slip of paper found with the negatives — reading, simply, ‘Atkinson — Huby’ — is the first clue in a trail of detection which unearths the saga of a self-made Victorian family, blossoming into real prosperity in Edwardian times and collapsing during the Depression.

The story, which takes us from Yorkshire to the West Country and abroad, emerges from an uncanny series of discoveries such as documents from the family’s distant past buried in cupboards and cellars, and a silver medal which reflects the genteel atmosphere of an annual meeting of well-to-do photographers.

Finally, the story is told by those people who appeared as children in the photographs seventy years ago, who were friends and playmates of the Atkinsons or who served them at home. Although flamboyant and transient, the family world, shown here in words and pictures, echoes down to the present and suggests the life to be found in even the stiffest poses of all family albums.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Lawrence Edwards. Size: 10" x 7½". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 190 pages. Tags: great britain social life and customs england 19th century 20th atkinson family alfred atkins pictorial works history edward vii 1901-1910 1887-1932 conditions photography british isles 19th-20th centuries colin gordon 9780241899342
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London's Underworld: Three Centuries of Vice and Crime by Fergus Linnane (£12.50)Publisher: London: Robson Books — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 186105548X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the text block slightly spotted otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates; London's Underworld is the superbly evocative survey of 300 years of organised crime in the capital.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XX] 372 pages. Tags: organized crime england london history 18th century 19th 20th criminals prostitution penal sanctions true greater europe britain
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Winds of Fortune by Stanley Charles Dedman (£12.50)Publisher: London: New Millenium — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 185845123X]Condition: Very Good. Description: Number 2 in the series.Notes: Size: 8" x 5¾". In the Westerham Family Chronicles series. [X] 355 pages. Tags: westerham family chronicles fiction novels literature stories story novella short saga provincial england 19th century bigamous marriage lives social conditions
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Devon Topographical Prints 1660-1870: A Catalogue and Guide by J. V. [John Vernon] Somers Cocks (£12.00)Publisher: Exeter: Devon Library Services — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 086114001X]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and scuffed. Scattered pencil underlining and marginalia throughout the text but remains a useful reading or reference copy. Description: From the cover: “Devon with its cathedral City of Exeter and historic naval base of Plymouth, its country houses, watering places and picturesque scenery, is richly endowed with prints published over a period of two hundred years. This great source of local history has however been difficult to use because no work of any description existed to guide the would-be user amongst its riches.

Devon Topographical Prints 1660-1870, the result of years of research by the well known local historian J. V. Somers Cocks, now provides details of all known prints of the county, amounting to more than 3,500. It sets out to answer such questions as:

Does any print exist of a particular town, parish, house or view?

What book, set or series does any print come from?

Information on print makers and publishers is also given and an introduction discusses the historical aspects of print making, what the prints show and how they can help the local historian.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 324 pages. Tags: 086114001x devon england art prints english 17th century 18th 19th topographical topography lists catalogues views british centuries landscape engraving isles county
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English Country Life, 1780-1830 by E. W. Bovill (£12.00)Publisher: London, New York & Toronto: Oxford University Press — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Leans a little. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white plates;

From the cover: “This book, by the author of The England of Nimrod and Surtees 1815-1854, has a slightly earlier starting point and perhaps a more general appeal. There was no more formative period than this in the history of English country life. In agriculture and transport every civilized country modelled itself on the new methods and discoveries of British farmers and engineers. The domestic influences of these changes were profound. They gave the landscape its present form and country life a pattern which altered little for a hundred years, and which still governs the way of life of many a countryman. The period has been closely studied by social historians, but chiefly in the wider context of the Industrial Revolution. The author’s purpose here is to present studies of certain aspects of country life which seem to him to merit closer attention than they have so far received. Thus, in chapters on, among other things, enclosure and consequent hardships, the squires, servants, travelling and the state of the roads, guns, poaching, and the coming of the railway, a mosaic of related studies is built up to give in broad outline a vivid and fascinating picture of English country life between 1780 and 1830. Quotation both from contemporary fiction and from magazines, memoirs, letters, and newspapers, by Cobbett, John Byng, William Howitt, Mary Mitford, Surtees, Dickens and others, brings very close the feel of many aspects of country life at that time.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 266 pages. Tags: bovill country manners customs england social 18th century 19th rural agriculture communications hunting class britain conditions history domestic traditions english
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Ancients and Moderns: William Crotch and The Development of Classical Music by Howard Irving (£11.50)Publisher: Aldershot: Ashgate — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1840146044]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: From the cover: “The improvement of modem music, since the period usually assigned to its lowest stage of decline, is indescribably great; and the general advancement of the public taste in this country, and especially in this metropolis, since the commencement of the present century, clearly is perceptible.

In this manner, William Crotch, Heather Professor of Music at Oxford University, began one of his popular lecture series at the Surrey Institution in 1818. Crotch’s opening lecture continues with one of the most extensive and candid accounts by an eyewitness of a bitter and protracted quarrel between partisans supporting ancient and modern music. The ancient-modern quarrel, Crotch maintains, began perhaps as early as the late seventeenth century, and reached a resolution — one might better say, detente — in the second decade of the nineteenth century. On the surface, the debate appeared to be a straightforward argument over the merits of old and new music. As Crotch’s lectures indicate, however, the issues went much deeper and involved the question — crucial for music’s developing classical tradition — of whether the art should be regarded as a mere gratification of the sense of hearing or an intellectual art form.

In Part I of this book, Howard Irving details Crotch’s lecturing career and examines the influences of figures such as Charles Burney and Sir Joshua Reynolds on his approach to the ancient-modern debate. Part II makes available for the first time in a modern edition Crotch’s 1818 lecture series. These texts help to fill a gap in our knowledge of the development of musical classics, as they span a period of years that were crucial to the history of canon formation.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Music in Nineteenth-century Britain series. 284 pages. Tags: music nineteenth-century britain crotch william england 19th century history criticism musical 18th musicians composers romantic genres styles international 1840146044
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The Letters of Thomas Arnold the Younger, 1850-1900 by Edited by James Bertram (£11.50)Publisher: Auckland University Press — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0196479800]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with sunning to the spine, a little scuffing to both panels. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Genealogical Tables to the front blanks and pastedown; Map to the rear blank;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXXVI] 276 pages. Tags: arnold thomas correspondence authors english educators britain literary historians 19th century catholics england britian catholic church
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Thomas Hope 1769-1831 and The Neo-classical Idea by David Watkin (£11.50)Publisher: London: John Murray — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0719518199]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a very small nick to the top edge of the upper panel and a marginally larger one to the foot of the lower. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly spotted with a stain to the edges of the last few edges. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Black & white drawings; Appendices [5]; Plans;

From the cover: “Thomas Hope, 1769-1831, eccentric offspring of a Dutch banking family, employed his wealth and taste to impress on Regency society the principles of Neo-Classicism. While he invested in Old Masters, antique statuary and vases, he also patronised such contemporary artists as Flaxman, Thorvaldsen, Haydon and Benjamin West; and he anticipated William Morris by training craftsmen to make durable furniture from his own Greek and Egyptian designs. His London mansion was something between a djinn’s fabrication and a museum — filled at night with fashionable routs, by day with ticket-holding members of the public. His country place in Surrey was a model of all that an enlightened gentleman’s estate should be.

Although Hope prescribed classical austerity for others, he himself simultaneously flirted with oriental splendour and the Picturesque. He wrote a romantic novel called Anastasius, had himself and his wife painted in Turkish costumes, and backed his Greek vases with seraglio draperies. In this he expressed the yearning of his age to have every beauty, every strangeness, all at once; and being a man of character as well as feeling, he carried off his grand ideas superbly.

In Thomas Hope Dr Watkin has found a subject hitherto unknown except to cognoscenti, and, with much new material, has created round him a work rich in social and aesthetic history, full of delights for the discerning reader of today. His book, with its wealth of illustrations, many of which are published for the first time, is a highly instructive and entertaining picture of a past age. It also has significance now, bewildered as we are in much the same way by the present clamour of conflicting values.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXI] 316 pages. Tags: watkin hope thomas art collector england london history 19th century collectors collecting interior decoration ornament regency style united kingdom architecture decorative arts neo-classicism greek classical neoclassicism furniture design construction british 0719518199
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Warwickshire Murders by Kevin Turton (£11.50)Publisher: Sutton Publishing — 2007Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780750942423]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". [VI] 154 pages. Tags: turton 9780750942423 murder england warwickshire history 19th century crime case studies warwick rugby from coventry nuneaton stratford leamington spa brutal gruesome killings 20th
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Grandma: Some of Her Ways by Margaret Bard (£10.50)Publisher: The Pentland Press — 1998Binding: Paperback Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 185821534X]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium and includes a matching, signed, note "Thanks for your interest". Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “There have been many books written about the ‘elite’ and ‘destitute’ women of the Victorian age, but none describing the intimate day to day lives of working men’s wives of the period. This is that book, and in it Margaret Bard examines the recollections of Grandmothers, affectionately describing the lives of many redoubtable wives, mothers and workers, whose stoicism, individualism. And autonomy stands in stark contrast to the subservient and passive role imposed upon them by society.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". 114 pages. Tags: nineteenth-century schoolmistress technological professional introduction unemployment agriculture communities traditional influencing countryside nightingale importance remarkable population conditions revolution industrial steamships industries bankruptcy brocklesby marguerite instructor landowners commercial registered enclosures victoria’s blackmoor schooling victorian biography craftsmen tradesmen machinery labourers upheavals landlords universal catherine interests developed sociology kinswoman housewife franchise bringing florence spurgeon organist
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Kate's Story by Billy Hopkins (£10.50)Publisher: Headline — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 074726905X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with a little wear to the dust wrapper as a result. Notable inscription to the first blank but still a very nice copy.Description: From the cover: “Dad, it’s the happiest day of my life, Kate said, I wish time would stand still and it could be today forever.

It’s June 1897, and Kate is celebrating her eleventh birthday on the day of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. Kate’s joy is short-lived, as tragedy strikes, threatening her family with the loss of all they hold dear. Before long they are evicted from their home in Ancoats, Manchester, and with no wages coming in and a mother unable to cope, Kate has to grow up fast.

Her deepest desire is to keep her brothers and sisters together. A journey of hope and heartache takes Kate from the hardships of the workhouse to the dubious comforts of a position in service to the rich; from the joys of marriage to a good man, to the sorrows and losses suffered during the Great War.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 342 pages. Tags: poor england manchester fiction social conditions 19th century 20th historical modern billy hopkins 074726905x first editions firsts printings 1st
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Randolph Caldecott, Lord of the Nursery by Rodney K. Engen (£10.50)Publisher: Bloomsbury — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1870630459]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly age-toned with a 1" closed, slightly untidy, tear to the head of the upper panel at the join. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated with line drawings. From the cover: “During his short life Randolph Caldecott became one of the most popular and respected illustrators of his era. Working at the height of Victorian Aestheticism and industrialisation, he turned for inspiration to nature and the stable rural society of eighteenth-century England. His skill lay in translating minutely observed scenes of people, animals and every-day events into drawings and paintings executed with a masterly economy of line and an unsurpassed feeling for colour. He had a rare humour which saw all the folly and vanity of man, yet portrayed them with frankness and love.

Rodney Engen charts Caldecott’s life from his humble beginnings in a small village and his early life as a bank clerk. His talent soon brought him commissions from the Graphic, Illustrated London News and The Pictorial World and he was a regular contributor to these and other periodicals throughout his career. Caldecott’s most important contribution to English illustration, however, was his famous series of children’s Picture Books, superb editions of illustrated nursery rhymes and stories, engraved and colour-printed by that master of his trade, Edmund Evans. The House that Jack Built and John Gilpin were published in 1878, the first of sixteen titles to appear over a period of eight years. The Picture Books were subsequently published in many editions, winning Caldecott international renown and earning him the epithet ‘Lord of the Nursery’.

In this volume Rodney Engen has brought together for the first time a comprehensive selection of Caldecott’s work, including not only his best-known illustrations to books and periodicals, but also his less familiar oil paintings and sculpture, together with a complete catalogue of Caldecott’s oeuvre. Mr. Engen is an authority on illustrators of the Victorian era, his first book being an illustrated account of Caldecott’s contemporary, Walter Crane. His Kate Greenaway has recently been published in the same series and he is currently engaged on a full-scale, definitive biography of this artist..”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 104 pages. Tags: 0901673137 1870630459 19th and art british caldecott catalogue catalogues century city county engen england english exhibition exhibitions exhibits galleries gallery greater held illustrations illustrator illustrators manchester metropolitan names other painter painters randolph rodney
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The Titled Americans: Three American Sisters and the British Aristocratic World into Which They Married by Elisabeth Kehoe (£10.50)Publisher: New York: Grove Press — 2004Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0802142192]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrapper slighty curled. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;Notes: Size: 9" x 6". [XXIII] 452 pages. Tags: biographies memoirs historical british groups women history europe england 19th century leaders notable rich famous jerome family churchill randolph spencer lady frewen clara leslie leonie leonard upper class united states aristocracy social britain sisters
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Dark Assassin by Anne Perry (£9.50)Publisher: Headline — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0755320581]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Leans slightly.Description: Notes: Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the William Monk Mystery series. 281 pages. Tags: construction page-turning desperately beautifully historical atmosphere fictitious conditions compelling victorian vindicate detective character london's thriller plotting disaster realized accident william century general england suicide fiction company tunnels mystery emotion crafted thames police argyll needed system murder finely father patrol deaths hester london social river solve their woman human where major sewer being built crime boat fall dead monk 19th her new the was
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Everyday Christian Life Or, Sermons by the Way by Frederic W. Farrar (£9.50)Publisher: Thomas Whittaker — 1888Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. A reading copy, just, being rubbed at the edges of the wraps with well-thumbed pages. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards. Shaken, hinges starting and pp16 becoming detached.Description: Notes: Size: 7" x 4¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 308 pages. Tags: thessalonians spirituality evangelicals phillippians christianity inheritance theologians corinthians colossians essentials revelation temptation discipline repentance ecumenical attendance missionary christians testament attitudes practical communion baptizing alexander lutherans catholics christian reverence death-bed principle disciples societies spiritual jerusalem ephesians galatians apostles meetings practice theology catholic movement philemon reformed churches anglican teaching cultures children insights biblical
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London 1851: The Year of the Great Exposition by Eric De Mare (£9.50)Publisher: The Folio Society — 1972Binding: Hardback Condition: Good+. Personal library sticker to the first blank. Lower board bowed otherwise a well presented copy.Description: Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). Pictorial boards. Tags: 1851 19th and buildings century customs description england exhibitions great history illustrations life london great pictorial social travel works
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Rural Life In Victorian England by G. E. Mingay (£9.50)Publisher: Book Club Associates — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs & drawings. Contents: The landowners; the farmers; the farmworkers; industrial workers in the countryside; the land agents; professional people; tradesmen and craftsmen; the end of the old order;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 212 pages. Tags: nineteenth-century technological professional unemployment introduction agriculture countryside influencing communities history1700 steamships industrial revolution enclosures remarkable population industries commercial landowners victoria’s bankruptcy conditions importance craftsmen tradesmen machinery labourers upheavals franchise universal schooling interests developed sociology landlords cultural bringing economic tranquil interest relative classes century britain english society science country regions history violent british england farmers railway rentals pattern falling decline changes coming landed repeal people static social towns drift irish rural faced roots rapid urban great power steam cheap reign farm life 1800 1900 19th corn land 1837 laws 1901 food and the new
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Surname and Location Index to the 1891 Census of Birkenhead (Pieces RG12/2878-2886) by M. F. Sheppard (£9.50)Publisher: Family History Society of Cheshire — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1903715016]Condition: Very Good. Description: Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". 130 pages. Tags: sheppard england birkenhead history 19th century indexes census genealogy britain cheshire 1903715016 1891
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The Autobiography of Jack the Ripper by James Carnac (£9.50)Publisher: London, New York, Toronto, Sydney & Auckland: Bantam Press — 2012Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780593068205]Condition: Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a small nick to the head of the spine. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Appendices [3];Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XV] 297 pages. Tags: james willoughby jack ripper serial murderers england london murders history 19th century sources true crime historical political military criminals outlaws murder killers
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The Selected Writings of Jack B. Yeats by Jack B. Yeats (£9.50)Publisher: André Deutsch [Andre Deutsch] — 1991Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0233986464]Condition: Very Good. Description: First in this, paperback, edition.Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¼". 246 pages. Tags: yeats jack butler 1871-1957 english literature 1900-1945 texts 19th century england robin skelton 0233986464
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English Villagers: Life in the Countryside by Valerie Porter (£8.50)Publisher: London: Bounty Books — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780753723685]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: First in this edition. [First: George Phillip, 1992] Illustrated by way of: Glossary; Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “Combining first-hand accounts with original photography, this book is a study of village life between 1850 and 1939. It looks at the way key personalities such as the squire, farmer, parson, innkeeper, smith, miller and builder shaped the development of the English village.”
Notes: Size: 7¾" x 10". Matching Pictorial boards. 160 pages. Tags: country england history social customs 19th century 20th british cultural britain
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Mr Briggs' Hat: A Sensational Account of Britain's First Railway Murder by Kate Colquhoun (£8.50)Publisher: London: Little, Brown — 2011Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781847443694]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates; Maps [1]; Review copy, with slip laid in;

From the cover: “In July 1864, Thomas Briggs was travelling home after visiting his niece and her husband for dinner. He entered a First Class carriage on the 9. 45pm Hackney service of the North London railway. At Hackney, two bank clerks entered the carriage and discovered blood in the seat cushions; also on the floor, windows and sides of the carriage. A bloodstained hat was found on the seat along with a broken link from a watch chain.

The race to identify the killer and catch him as he flees on a boat to America was eagerly followed by citizens both sides of the Atlantic. Kate Colquhoun tells a gripping tale of a crime that shocked the nation.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 339 pages. Tags: briggs death burial murder england london case railroads history victims 19th century investigation crime britain travelers crimes railways united kingdom 9781847443694
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Spare the Rod: The Journal of A Victorian Schoolmaster in Dorset, 1863-64 by Compiled & edited by Barry Wheeler (£8.50)Publisher: Winterbourne Press — 1988Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0950828947]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this, paperback, edition.Notes: Illustrated by Wendy Wheeler. Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 36 pages. Tags: education elementary england dorset history 19th century school principals diaries schools teaching barry wheeler wendy 0950828947
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Spare the Rod: The Journal of A Victorian Schoolmaster in Dorset, 1863-64 by Compiled & edited by Barry Wheeler (£8.50)Publisher: Winterbourne Press — 1988Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0950828947]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this, paperback, edition.Notes: Illustrated by Wendy Wheeler. Size: 8¼" x 5¾". 36 pages. Tags: education elementary england dorset history 19th century school principals diaries schools teaching barry wheeler wendy 0950828947
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Spare the Rod: The Journal of a Victorian Schoolmaster in Dorset, 1863-64 by Barry Wheeler (£8.50)Publisher: The Winterbourne Press — 1988Binding: Paperback Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0950828947]Condition: Very Good. Gently faded and rubbed at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Signed by the author on the reverse of the upper wrapper — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;Notes: Illustrated by Wendy Wheeler. Size: 8¼" x 5¾". 36 pages. Tags: education elementary england dorset history 19th century school principals diaries schools teaching barry wheeler wendy 0950828947
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The State of the Bishopric of Worcester, 1762-1808 by Edited by Mary Ransome (£8.50)Publisher: Leeds: Printed for The Worcestershire Historical Society — 1968Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Ex-Public Library: Numerals to the spine; Lending card to the first blank; Library stamp to the title page verso; Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Number 6 in the series. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates; Tables;Notes: Size: 10" x 6". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Worcestershire Historical Society, New Series series. 252 pages. Tags: ransome worcestershire historical society new series worcester diocese history church england sources britain 18th century 19th dioceses religious documents
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A Very English Agent by Julian Rathbone (£6.50)Publisher: Abacus — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0349115087]Condition: Very Good.Description: First in this, paperback, edition.Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). Tags: conspirators wellington's provocateurs revelations napoleonic exhibition repression historical narration chronicle waterloo peterloo followed medieval century england shelley funeral history fiction britain commons stories street agents middle annals police blown great saved queen being times state years house olden early wars 19th cato saga riot gone days from that past dark ages the day old spy
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The Nonconformists: In Search of a Lost Culture by James Munson (£6.50)Publisher: S.P.C.K. — 1991Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0281044953]Condition: Good+. Heavily faded at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". 360 pages. Tags: dissenters religious england history church christianity and culture free churches 20th century great britain 19th nonconformist
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Elementary Education In The Nineteenth Century by Gillian Sutherland (£5.50)Publisher: The Historical Association — 1971Binding: Paperback (Stapled Wrappers) Condition: Very Good. Description: Number 76 in the series.Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". In the General Series series. 52 pages. Tags: education primary great britain history 19th century elementary england schools 1800-1900 gillian sutherland series
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The English House In The Nineteenth Century by Vanessa Parker (£5.50)Publisher: The Historical Association — 1970Binding: Paperback (Stapled Wrappers) Condition: Very Good. Description: Number H. 78 in the series. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Plans;Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". In the General Series series. 48 pages. Tags: houses buildings 19th century victorian period history social housing dwellings england architecture domestic great britain vanessa parker series
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The Legend of the Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories by Washington Irving (£4.00)Publisher: Airmont Publishing Company — 1964Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0804900507]Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: First in this, paperback, edition.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Lauriat Lane. Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 190 pages. Tags: professional washington's description traditions collection reputation washington landscapes america's 1783-1859 interest journeys classics american sketches geoffrey foremost literary culture england fiction general century stories fantasy customs classic legend gently travel hollow valley sleepy essays crayon sketch hudson ironic winkle irving depict pieces social author single world short tales river life 19th gent book van the old rip and
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