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A nineteenth-century Frenchman's view of the manners and morals of the English. Brown boards with black/gilt title block to spine. B/w illustrations. Translated with an introduction by Hyams. Page browning. Wrapper is browned with tears and chips; some loss and scuffed.
Large format. Colour photos throughout by Michael Lichter. ISBN: 9780760345825. Couple of heavy bumps along cover edges. Contents are still excellent! Wrapper is a bit edge-creased with a few marks.
THE DIARY OF A VILLAGE SHOPKEEPER 1754-1765
Written by Thomas Turner; David Vaisey. Illustrated by Miriam Macgregor.
Stock no. 1321380
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 1998. Slightly better than very good condition.
Edited by David Vaisey. Blue cloth spine, marbled boards. B/w engravings. Top edge red. Contents fine. Minimal rubbing to cover edges. Minimal scuffing to slipcase.
WHAT I SAW IN LONDON; OR, MEN AND THINGS IN THE GREAT METROPOLIS
Written by David W. Bartlett.
Stock no. 2135019
Published by Derby And Miller. Circa 1852. Good condition.
Red cloth with gilt title and decorations to spine; blind decorations covers. B/w frontis. Bumping and wear to spine and corners; some chipping and loss to cloth at these areas. Grubby marks to covers. Foxing throughout.
Red/brown cloth with gilt title to spine. With Other Papers. Bumping and wear to spine and corners; chipping and loss to top and tail of spine. Stitching has broken in a couple of places (especially between pages 48-49), so contents are starting to come loose. A reading copy only!
Red cloth with gilt title to spine and vignette to front cover. Spine is browned with chipping and fraying to cloth at top and tail. Corners are worn with some bumping. Small part of a newspaper cutting stuck to front pastedown. Foxing and browning to endpapers and outer page edges. A few margin marks. Some page edge nicks. Contents are generally still very good.
HILL AND ADAMSON'S THE FISHERMEN AND WOMEN OF THE FIRTH OF FORTH
Written by Sara Stevenson.
Stock no. 1822070
Published by Scottish National Portrait Gallery. 1st 1991. Slightly better than very good condition.
First announced in 1844, only in 1991, 147 years later, is it published. A collection of b/w and sepia photographs with some history. Card wraps. ISBN: 0903598159. Front edge of spine lightly faded. Minor foxing to lower edge of text block. Contents fine.
IN WELL BEWARE: THE STORY OF NEWBURG PRIORY AND THE BELASYSE FAMILY 1145-1977
Written by Geoffrey Ridsdill Smith.
Stock no. 2134852
Published by Roundwood Press. 1st 1978. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.
Maroon cloth with gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 0900093684. SIGNED by author to half-title page and to some letters enclosed. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. A few marks to covers. Wrapper is torn and chipped with some tape repairs to verso; a little loss.
Card wraps. St. Marylebone Society Publication No. 7. Browning to spine and cover edges. Creasing to some cover corners.
Three volumes. Blue cloth with gilt decorations and titles. Colour and b/w plates. Selected and edited by Latham. Second printing. Minor foxing to text block. Else contents fine. Contained in publisher's slipcase in almost fine condition.
A Review of its History and Social Life. Burgundy cloth, gilt decorations. Colour frontis and numerous b/w photographs & illustrations. Top edge burgundy. Top & tail of spine and corners lightly rubbed. A few minor marks to boards. Text block & endpapers browned. Rear joint just starting to crack but binding tight. Hinges pulled. Grease spot to rear endpaper has eaten through paper and corresponding minor brown spot to last few pages of index.
Dramatic black, red and gold pictorial cloth. Colour plates. Brown endpapers depicting the Spread of the Black Death in Europe. Second printing. A fine copy contained in publisher's slipcase with some scuffing and slight bumps to sides.