London: The Worshipful Company...., 1957. Book. Fine. Soft cover. First Edition. [i], 19pp, colored portrait frontispiece (William Caxton), 9 b/w illustrations. 8vo/21.5cm. Printed green card-stock wrappers, light wear, internally fine. A history of this prominent London guild very nicely printed. An undated 4-page leaflet giving a more abbreviated version of the Company's history and prominent personages, with slightly different emphases, is enclosed..
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1945. Book. Fine. Hardcover. English Institutions series (T10) edited by Lord Stamp. Fifth Printing (1941). xv, 232pp, 8 illustrations, index. 8vo/20.5cm. Green cloth gilt, light wear, number stamp (A35) on front board and pastedown, imprint on verso of half title: "For the use of H.M. Forces, not for resale", otherwise internally fine. A reliable text. Sir W. Ivor Jennings (1903-1965) was then Principal of the Ceylon University College and a barrister-at-law of Gray's Inn..
London: Readers Union, 1959. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Reprint (Cresset Press 1957). 251pp, 16 monochrome illustrations from photographs, bibliography, 2 appendices. 12mo/20cm. Brown cloth gilt, shelf wear only, very light soil, internally fine. A concise history of the General Strike which took place in Britain between 3 and 12 May 1926. In addition to printed sources, the author based his "picture" or historical portrait of this event on the papers of the Trades Union Congress, interviews or correspondence with people closely connected with the event and hundreds of letters detailing personal experiences during the strike. Julian Symons (1912-1994) was a prolific British writer with more than fifty books to his credit..
London: Macmillan, 1883. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Author's Popular Edition (1868). xii, 582pp, India, Canada, America, Ireland, Russia, Reform, miscellaneous, Index. 12mo/17.5cm. Black cloth gilt, recent rebinding by Lahore binder (Ambala Book Binding House), binder's stamps in English and Urdu on free end papers, erased number on title page, otherwise clean, tight and very good..
London: Methuen & Co., Ltd., 1910. Book. Illus. by Nelson Dawson. Very Good. Hardcover. Ninth Edition (1906). xi, 305, 31 list pages, illustrated front endpaper, 16 illustrations in colour by Nelson Dawson, 36 monochrome illustrations, index. 12mo/19.5cm. Blue cloth gilt with decorated spine, back board slightly spotted, armorial bookplate, light foxing fore and bottom edges and end matter, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. A good description of London and its art in 1906. Edward Vernall Lucas (1868-1938) was a popular English writer and essayist who wrote more than one hundred books including a number of 'Wanderer' books for several cities and countries as well as a biography of Charles Lamb. He also served as Chairman of Methuen & Company and was rather well-known for having one of the finest pornographic libraries in London..