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Inns of Kent

By: ---------

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 Ke... View more info

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THE LIVERY OF THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF IRONMONGERS , LONDON 15 JULY, 1943 A LIST OF THE LIVERY 1943-1944

By: ---------

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Worshipful Company of Ironmongers: 1943

Seller ID: 120270

Condition: Near Fine


Blue moire silk effect cloth boards with gilt blocked crest to front panel. 175 x 125 mm approx. Yellow end papers, 22pp. An interesting item of ephemera for research into the members of the Livery Company and of the Masters Wardens and Clerks of the Companies of The City of London extanct in 1943. It also contains a list of the Masters of the Ironmongers Company for each year from 1463 as well as the usual calender of the meetings of the Courts and Committees for 1943-1944. Near Fine- A little light shelf soiling and wear to cloth. No previous owner name or insc. Please see our image of the a... View more info

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LOCHEARNHEAD HOTEL

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

Price: £5.00

Publisher: LOCHEARNHEAD PERTHSHIRE, LOCHEARNHEAD HOTEL: 1950

Seller ID: 123175

Condition: Very Good


Pale grey line Illustrated card covers (Stapled paperback) 125 x 180 mm approx. 12pp 8 sepia illustrations and line map. Designed and produced by Norman Lyon, Glasgow.Promotional brochure for the Lochearnhead Hotel Lochearnhead Perthshire situated in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park overlooking Loch Earn, the then Resident Directors being W. and Ewen W. Cameron, undated circa 1950's. VG (Covers- no notable soiling or wear, contents clean. Staples a little rusty). Please see our images of the actual item offered for sale. View more info

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WHITBREAD'S BREWERY INCORPORATING THE BREWER'S ART

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

Price: £5.00

Publisher: LONDON, WHITBREAD & CO Ltd: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123894

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated Paper covered Boards repeating the design of the dust jacket, 190 x 130 mm approx. 92 pp. 8 colour plates as called for, incl 2 by Rowland Hilder + many other b/w illustrations. First Edition 1st printing of this interesting history of Whitbreads with much on the growing / processing of the ingredients and brewing / marketing of beer. ie Hop Picking/ Malting/ Coopering etc. VG/Good (Book- light shelf wear mainly to bottom edges of boards, Offset browning to half title page and rear page. No previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket not clipped , mild shelf rubbing to extremities ... View more info

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The Victor Book of the Opera: Stories of Seventy Grand Operas with Three Hundred Illustrations & Descriptions of Seven Hundred Victor Opera Records.

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

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New Jersey, Victor Talking Machine Co.: 1912

Seller ID: 119023

Condition: Good


Burgundy Cloth boards with gilt titles and decs to spine and front panel. 210x155mm approx. Coloured end papers, top edge gilt, 376pp. Undated 4th Edition. Copyright date 1912. Catalogue with gloriously theatrical images of excerpts from the operas and their stars with brief summaries of the stories, music scores and not least the recording details and prices. A treat for any collector or student of early operatic productions and recordings. VG (General Shelf wear to boards and gilt to spine a little dulled. A few light foxing spots to preliminary blank. No previous owner name or annotations. ... View more info

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PORTRAIT of OUNDLE

By: ANDERSON , G D , Edited by , PRIESTMAN , G ,

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Oundle , [The Fen Counties], OUNDLE SCHOOL Appeal Committee: 1959

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123890

Condition: Very Good


VG H/b. Large. Slim.1959.1st ed,1st print. Foreword by Headmaster. A Pictorial Record / History.illus. b/w photo-plates to all pages with text. Photographer G Priestman.[ tight binding, No inscsp. covers starting to fox on spine crease. 285x220mm. Unpaginated. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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THE SNUFF SHOP [ 1723 Fribourgs & Gottlieb Treyer , Haymarket , London ]

By: ARLOTT , John , EVANS , Ray ,

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph Ltd: 1974

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123772

Condition: Fine


1974.FINE H/b book as new.Tall.Slim.62pp.270x180mm.An Old Established London Business [Company History] Haymarket, London's West End. Established in 1720 as Fribourg & Treyer Purveyors to the Royal Family in Haymarket [ it was back then a literal Hay Market ]the interesting story up until 1974 & looking ahead.illus.Ccolour & b/w by Ray Evans witht text by John Arlott.[ no inscsp] Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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A LITTLE OF OURSELVES goes into every instument we make [ Foxboro Co. 1908 - 1958 ]

By: B.H.BRISTOL , President (FORWARD)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: FOXBORO MASSACHUSETTS, THE FOXBORO COMPANY[: 1958

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123910

Condition: Very Good


Salmon Pink Card covers with matching end papers, gilt title to front cover. 255 x 175 mm approx. iv + 86 pp. Many unspecified b/w photos. History of the Company from its founding in 1908 - 1958 produced to and written by employees with a forward by the then president B.H. Bristol to mark its' 50th anniversary. Founded by Edgar and Bennet Bristol in 1908 as an Industrial Instrument Manufacturer and supplier the company was acquired by Siebe PLC in 1990. This company then merged with BTR to form Ivensys plc and subsequently was acquired by Schneider Electric in 2014. VG (Covers - light shelf... View more info

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DIE SCOTLAND YARD STORY The Scotland Yard Story FACTUAL German Text

By: BARR , Robert

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Germany, Bertelsmann Sachbuchverlag: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 2146

Condition: Fine


SIGNED Copy H/b+Jacket FINE/NearFINE.1st ed.239pp illustrated 9 B/w photographic plates. Dedicated & Signed by the Author Robert Barr on the title page " To my dear friend Percy Fearley without whose expert help & advise this book could not have been written " German Text, 17 chpts.Factual account.German Text [book - no other inscsp. tight binding] shiney b/w photo illus Dust Jacket not clipped, no notable defects, no tears or creases. PLS SEE our image. View more info

MAKING PROVISION A CENTENARY HISTORY OF THE PROVISION TRADE

By: BARTY - KING , HUGH

Price: £5.95

Publisher: LONDON , FIRST EDITION, QUILLER PRESS: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7002

ISBN: 0907621724

Condition: Fine


171 pages , blue boards gilt lettering , booka and colour illus.dustjacket as new , no inscsriptions , d/j not price clipped , illustrated mono plates , well researched and at times controversial history , based on original sources , to mark the centenary of The United Kingdom Provision Trade Federation in 1987 , H Barty-King author and full-time Industrial Historian [ educated Cambridge / Royal Corps WW2 . ] View more info

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DAYS OF IRON The Story of West Ham United in the Fifties

By: BELTON , BRIAN

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Derby, BREEDON Books: 1999

Edition: 1st Ediiton

Seller ID: 122351

ISBN: 1859831532

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b in VG+ D/j.1st ed. illustrated 19 b/w photo-plates. B Belton, a life-long supporter of the West Ham Club, has traveled worldwide and is an Experienced Writer on Football. Glossary of Players , chapters on 1949 - to - 1959 , Extra Time , Chronology , Biblio; 228pps [ Burn Budgie Burn , Football inferno etc ] book as new no inscsp , paper starting to cream ] The Hammers Team 1957-8 to cover Dust Jacket, not price clipped , now in clear easily removable proprietary protective cover. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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ENGLISH INNS , Britain in Pictures Series

By: BURKE , Thomas

Price: £2.00

Publisher: London, COLLINS: 1943

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123885

Condition: Good


H/b Good.[ FINE internal ]1st ed.48pp. An entertaining and interesting read with a great deal of original information by T Burke. The earliest Inns in England were the Maisons Dieu along the pilgrim routes to Canterbury.... .illustrated 8 colour plates + 24 b/w illustrations & vignettes.[ book no inscsp, tight binding, fine throughout ] read only copy as spine top band torn away, light edgewear.Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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THE WARD OF CRIPPLEGATE IN THE CITY OF LONDON

By: CAROLINE GORDON & WILFRED DEWHURST

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, CRIPPLEGATE WARD CLUB: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120391

Condition: Very Good


Laminated card covers. Sewn Paperback.235 x 155 mm approx. xi + 179 nos. ppFrontis b/w photo. plate + 14 other illustrations as called for including 4 maps, one double page. With a forword by Asa Briggs the book was written to mark the election of Alderman W A Davis from the Ward as Lord Mayor of London and provides a very readable account of London and more specifically the Cripplegate Ward in the City from AD66 to the time of writing. Worthy of a place on the bookshelves of any collector of books on London. VG (Book- A little uneven fading to covers and ingression of liquid splashes to margi... View more info

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PULLMAN CRAFTSMEN , Life in the Pullman Car Company's Preston Park Works Brighton 1947 - 1963

By: CARTER , DON , KENT, JOE, HART, GEOFF

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Brighton, Queenspark Book 27: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121579

ISBN: 0904733505

Condition: Fine


Large FINE Slim P/b. Front & Rear cover shows large b/w photograph of the workers at The Pullman Car Company's Preston Park Works in Brighton, Sussex for the Locomotives/Railway.well illustrated b/w plates , Undated c. 1990's. 74pps.Frontis - Worker constructing the cornice of the K-Type standard wooden body cars.1947 - 1963 A View from the Shop Floor. Intro; brief history, contributors, Afterword, select bibli; gloss; 12 chpts [the Body shop / the Gantry / Famous names/ 1948 Strike/ female workers/ tilted trains / workshop committees etc [ laminated covers, no notable defects , no inscsp , ti... View more info

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HISTORY OF THE BIRMINGHAM LIBRARY An Eighteenth Century Proprietary Library as described in the Annals of the Birmingham Library, 1779-1799 with a chapter on the later history of the Library to 1955

By: CHARLES PARISH

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, The Library Association: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122806

Condition: Near Fine


Red Boards with gilt titles to spine225 x 145 mm approx. vi + 152 pp. Originally submitted as a thesis for the Fellowship of the Library Association by the author the book is a valuable contribution to the history of libraries and also the local history of the West Midlands. Includes Joseph Priestley's address to the subscribers and the Birmingham Library Tontine Deed. Near Fine/VG (Book- No notable defects and no previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket- a little light shelf rubbing and general soiling. Non price clipped). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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KENRICKS in HARDWARE A Familty Business 1791 - 1966

By: CHURCH , R A

Price: £10.00

Publisher: New York, AUGUSTUS M KELLEY Publlishers: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 117962

ISBN: 0678055246

Condition: Fine


Thicker format H/b+jacket FINE/VG. 1st ed.340pp.RA Church. in 6 part - Early partnerships 1786 -1882 [Archibold Kenrick's Buckle - caste - iron hollow ware] ] / Apogee & Climacteric 1883 - 1914 [ entrepeneurs] / Decline 1914-39 war] / Vicisstudes in Fortune 1939-66 [ war boom] / Labour relations 1866-1966 [welfare - strikes] / Themes changes .] Listed B/w plates , listed Tables & Figures.as expected.[Company History] no inscsp. to book black cloth+ gilt titles.[ Dust Jacketnot clipped, very minor col rub/loss edgwear plus 20mm closed tear-line top rear - now in clear protective proprietary cov... View more info

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A VISIT TO A COTTON MILL The World at Work series

By: COOKE , Arthur O ,

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Henry Frowde / Hodder & Stoughton: 1917

Seller ID: 119730

Condition: VG


Sm.H/b VG. Undated c. 1917.[ Frowde / Hodder] The World at Work series. A Cotton Mill - the textile industry.AO Cooke. iNtro; 11 chpts [ cotton growing / bale breaking / carding / drawing frame / slubbing & roving / The spinning mule / ring spinning / winding etc / weaving etc] A charm of a book with industrial dockland scenes to end papers , laid-on col illus plate to front of a factory scene.Profusely illustrated in b/w with actual machine photographs & explanatory line drawings , along with some colour pictures.[machinery design illus decs. to brown boards] Please see our image of the actua... View more info

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The Kent and East Sussex Railway Stock Book

By: Crombleholme , Roger

Price: £7.95

Publisher: LONDON, Union Publications: 1965

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11764

Condition: VG


Uncommon stapled P/b compiled by R Crombleholme Chairman Southern Locomotive Preservation Co.Ltd.,16pp illustrated 11 b/w photographs.[ booklett paper creamed over time, 2s 6d,No inscsps or annotation., clean staples, tight binding.] PLS See our image View more info

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THE STORY OF B.I.P. (1894-1962)

By: DINGLEY, CYRIL S , F.P.I. ROSS , John , ROSS , Janet ,

Price: £20.00

Publisher: OldBURY, BIRMINGHAM, BRITISH INDUSTRIAL PLASTICS LIMITED: 1963

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 10956

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b in Good Glacine wraps.C.S.Dingley F.P.I., inscribed in ink "with compliments and kind regards " and initialled by him affixed to the front free end paperno other inscription or previous owner name. The later is rubbed with nicks to extremities.the image by the product shows the book alongside the glacine wrapper. Oldury, Birmingham British Industrial Plastics ltd.1963. Green grain effect cloth boards with gilt titles to spine and front board. Top edge stained red.68pp. 6 full page colour illustrations and many b/w woodblock type illustrations. History of British Industrial Plastics Li... View more info

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THE STORY OF THE CITY COMPANIES

By: DITCHFIELD , P H , MA FSA

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, G T FOULIS: 1926

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 5957

Condition: VG+


PH Ditchfield MA FSA. Black buckram quarter binding to Paper covered boards with bold bright Gilt & Crest of Arms to spine & front. 334pp . B/w Frontis + 15 other b/w plates as called for. Succinct account of the Origin , history, character and Object of the City Companies of London. VG+ ( book- tight binding, ink name only to front end paper [ blank page] hint of fox tan to foredge & end papers only. No other notable defects]. Boards bright and clean with no discernable shelf wear or sunning. Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. View more info