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LONDON 1066-1914: LITERARY SOURCES & DOCUMENTS (3 VOLUMES)
Written by Xavier Baron.
Stock no. 2134075
Published by Helm Information. 1997. Slightly better than very good condition.
Blue leather-look covers with gilt titles and borders. Edited and with an introduction by Baron. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 1873403437. A few small knocks to spines and along cover edges; tiny chip/tear to top of Volume 1 spine. Light marks to some outer page edges. Contents are excellent!
A. & C. Black Colour Book. Dark green cloth, gilt. 75 tissue-guarded and captioned colour plates. Front cover is slightly bowed. Bumping and wear to spine and corners; knocks to edges. Marks to covers. Bookplate to front pastedown. Half-title page is stuck to front endpaper, with lengthy inscription in ink to verso. Glue marks to front endpaper. A few tissue-guards have small tears - or have partially come out. Foxing and page edge browning to outer page edges, endpapers and margins. All plates present.
JIPPING STREET: CHILDHOOD IN A LONDON SLUM
Written by Kathleen Woodward. Illustrated by Leon Underwood.
Stock no. 2134066
Published by Harper And Brothers. 1st USA 1928. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.
Blue cloth spine and corners; paper covered boards. Tipped-in frontis by Underwood. American edition. Paper title label to spine is starting to unstick. Browning. Bookplate to front pastedown. Wrapper is torn and chipped with some pieces of loss; browned with some foxing.
BEYOND THE MOTHER COUNTRY: WEST INDIANS AND THE NOTTING HILL WHITE RIOTS
Written by Edward Pilkington.
Stock no. 2134064
Published by I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1988. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Red boards, gilt title to spine. This book examines an important missing chapter in the history of post-war Britain. ISBN: 1850431132. Page browning. Wrapper has some edge-creasing.
BOSWORTH 1485 PSYCHOLOGY OF A BATTLE
Written by Michael K. Jones.
Stock no. 1820524
Published by Tempus. 1st 2002. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
B/w and colour photos. 224 pages. The author reveals evidence of sexual scandal at the heart of Richard III's family and explodes our previous understanding of the man and the battle, and turns Shakespeare on its head. ISBN: 0752423347. Text block and edges of dustwrapper browned. Cigarette odour present.
The dramatic fight for the crown of England. Red cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w maps and illustrations. ISBN: 0750909048. Text block browned. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly rubbed at edges. Cigarette odour present.
BABYLON THE GREAT: A DISSECTION AND DEMONSTRATION OF MEN AND THINGS IN THE BRITISH CAPITAL (2 VOLUMES)
Written by Robert Mudie.
Stock no. 1820501
Published by Charles Knight. 1st 1825. Good condition.
A book about London, 'in its confusion of tongues, of people, and of employments, it is Babylon; and in all its attributes it is "Babylon the Great."' A two volume set. Leather spine and corners, marbled paper boards. Raised bands and gilt title label to spines. Boards scuffed and worn at edges. Volume II is cracked to outside front spine edge with slight loss of leather to top. Contemporary inscription in ink to front endpapers. Volume II has insect damage to gutter edge of prelims. Scattered foxing and age marks throughout.
LONDON AT SCHOOL: THE STORY OF THE SCHOOL BOARD 1870-1904
Written by Hugh B. Philpott.
Stock no. 1820500
Published by T. Fisher Unwin. 1st 1904. Good condition.
The story of the London School Board. Red cloth boards, black titles. B/w photos. Ex-lib with usual marks mainly to text block and front endpapers. Boards a little grubby. Spine browned and marked. Front joint starting to crack from base. Hinges pulled but binding tight. Text block browned. Contents generally clean.
Or, the Rambles and Adventures of Bob Tallyho, Esq. and his cousin, The Hon. Tom. Dashall, through the Metropolis; Exhibiting a living picture of fashionable characters, manners and amusements in High and Low Life by An Amateur. Leather spine and corners, marbled paper boards. Vol 1: hand coloured frontispiece, title page and 17 plates plus Tom and Bob catching a Charley napping. Vol 2: hand coloured frontispiece, title page and 11 plates plus St Georges Day presentation. One of the better imitations of the hugely popular 'Life in London' by Pierce Egan, portraying with accuracy 17th century London society, scenes and buildings. Leather spine & corners, title label with gilt title to spine, marbled paper boards. First Edition, later printing e.g. contains 'A word to the wise' in vol II. Covers heavily scuffed and worn at edges. Slight loss to title blocks. Leather missing from one front corner. Joints cracked. Title pages have been swapped by the binder i.e. volume one contains title page for volume two and vice versa. All plates present. Text block browned. Contents browned and foxed. Plates nice and bright with browning and foxing mainly to margins.
Travels around the United Kingdom. Red cloth boards, gilt titles. B/w plates. Rear board a little scuffed, spine slightly faded, titles bright. Corners lightly worn. Name in ink to front endpaper. Annotations in biro to rear endpaper. A few scattered foxspots. All plates present.
The French author's love of London and sense of kinship brings insight, wit, and sarcasm and tells of the mysteries and anomalies of English social and political life. Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Foxing to text block and a few scattered foxspots to contents. Red pictorial dustwrapper is lightly faded to spine and a little scuffed.
Top half of boards red floral cloth and gilt title to spine, lower half is dull brown. Green floral endpapers. Boards stained and title faded. Top edge of spine frayed. Spine cocked. Joints cracked. Hinges pulled. A few margin marks.