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The Effects of the Factory System

By Allen Clarke

London: J M Dent and Sons, 1913. 3rd. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 305 8vo. Red cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, 159 pages. First published in serial form in 1895-98 and in book form in 1899. This copy is of the third edition, "with added matter". Introduction by Dr Greville MacDonald. Condition notes: Bpoards scuffed, bumped and rubbed; end papers age-darkened but contents otherwise clean and bright.

$42.17

Life in West London A Study and a Contrast

By Arthur Sherwell

London: Methuen, 1901. 3rd. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 319 8vo. Red cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, 206 pages, then 30 pages of publisher's catalogue for 1910. Ex-library, but only one label, to front paste down, as evidence. The area of West London under consideration is Soho. Condition notes: Boards bumped and stained (ink), foxing to prelims and title page, spotting/tanning to last blank page and to end papers. Untidy remnants of presentation label to front paste down.

$19.77

Gravesend in old picture postcards

By Douglas W Grierson

Netherlands: European Library, 1993. Firs edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 302 8vo. Brown laminated boards, illustrated with reproduction of postcard; black title to spine. Contains 108 reproductios of postcards, each with text explanation, one to a page. Postcard (sold by Kent County Library, Gravesham) left laid in. Landscape format, 210 mm by 152 mm. Condition notes: Almost as new.

$32.95

A History of Gravesend and its Surroundings

By Alex. J Philip

Wraysbury, Bucks: Private publication., 1954. No binding. Very Good/No Jacket. 906 4to. Republication (by subscription) as a second, enlarged edition of a work first published in 1914 (i-x, then 214 pages, compared with the first edition pagination of - xxi, 1-149). The original intention had been for a 4-volume work. Green cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, illustrations, Special Section with photographic reproductions of the Gravesend Charters. Related article (The Long Ferry by E C Watt, East Coast Digest and Greenwich Times, Vol 1 No 2) left laid in, together with some postcards showing some of the Gravesend ferries, including two car ferries. Condition notes: Boards a little rubbed at extremities, bibliographical note in pencil to front free end paper. The postcards are unused and in excellent condition.

$46.12

Peace for our Time? An up-to-date Summary of the Gravest crisis of our time

Manchester: The Policy-Holder Journal, 1938. First Edition. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. 35 8vo. Title continues: "Speeches of Leaders (Photographs and Maps)". 25 page stapled booklet containing material related to the 1938 crisis, with extracts from speeches, negotiator's letter, the text of the Munich Agreement etc. Condition notes: Covers worn, especially along edges, and age-darkened. Internally, clean and unmarked.

$32.95

Titanic and Other Ships

By C H Lightoller

London: Bay Tree, 1939. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. 185 12mo. Undated but publication date believed 1939 (given by COPAC). First edition thus; paperback, published 4 years after the first, hardback edition. Green and brown card covers, 256 pages, list of the first four Bay Tree books (this is No. 1) on the back. Commander Lightoller's account of his sea-faring life, before, during and after his experience on the Titanic. Condition notes: Sound and complete, but scuffing and soiling to covers, paper age-darkened and significant foxing to the last page and inside rear cover. Binding strained in one place.

$52.71

The History of the Postmarks of the British isles from 1840 to 1876 compiled chiefly from Official Records
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The History of the Postmarks of the British isles from 1840 to 1876 compiled chiefly from Official Records

By John G Hendy

London: Stanley Gibbons Ltd, 1909. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 587 4to. Dark blue cloth-covered boards, black titles to spine and front board, 184 pages, 4 pages of publisher's and other advertisements. Appendices include a list of Principal places in the suburban delivery with the sorting offices from which they were served (1857), a list of Obliteration Marks and their numbers, Inland Rates of Postage 1840 to 1885, etc. Condition notes: Some rubbing and bumping to boards, a short book review pasted to front free end paper, previous owner's name to front paste down and title page, otherwise clean and unmarked.

$46.12

Women Servants of the State 1870-1938, a History of Women in the Civil Service
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Women Servants of the State 1870-1938, a History of Women in the Civil Service

By Hilda Martindale

London: George Allen and Unwin, 1938. First edition. Hardback. Good/Good. 536 8vo. Ex school library (County School for Girls, Beckenham), with their stamps to front free end paper. Grey cloth-covered boards, silver titles to spine, 218 pages plus one leaf of publisher's advertisement, blue-grey dust-jacket. Condition notes: Dust-jacket (price-clipped) soiled and edge-worn, boards rubbed and worn, some spotting/foxing to fore-edges, severe foxing to top edges. Binding firm, pages clean and bright.

$16.47

Modern London Its Sins and Woes and the Sovereign Remedy
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Modern London Its Sins and Woes and the Sovereign Remedy

By James Dunn

London: The London City Mission, 1906. First edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 327 . Red bevelled, cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, black titles to front board, gilt illustration to front board, 186 pages, 13 illustrations from photographs- "Religious Service in a Common Lodging House", "Mission Work Among Navvies" etc. Condition notes: Ink stain to spine and along joint of front board, a little bumping to boards, browning to end papers. Binding strained across pp 40-41, otherwise firm. Contents clean and unmarked.

$52.71

Ashes in the Wind The Destruction of Dutch Jewry
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Ashes in the Wind The Destruction of Dutch Jewry

By J Presser

London: Souvenir Press, 1968. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 866 . First English edition; translated by Arnold Pomerans. Black cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, dust jacket, many illustrations from photographs, 556 pages. Condition notes: Some dust spotting to external top edges of text block, dust jacket price clipped and with edge wear. Ownership stamp "B.S." to rear paste down.

$39.53

The Plaistow Story
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The Plaistow Story

By Oliver Lyle

London: Tate and Lyle, 1960. First edition. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 773 . Green cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine and front board, many illustrations (including many of the old Refinery and Wharf buildings and surroundings) from photographs, 266 pages including Index. An account of the Plaistow Wharf Refinery of Abram Lyle and Sons (later Tate and Lyle). Condition notes: Dust jacket worn, with some tears etc along top edge; book clean and sound.

$263.56

Area Eight" In the War Against Hitlerism being an account of the Civil Defence Services and A.R.P. In Stroud and Nailsworth
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Area Eight" In the War Against Hitlerism being an account of the Civil Defence Services and A.R.P. In Stroud and Nailsworth

By P R Symonds

Stroud: The Stroud (Urban and Rural) and Nailsworth (Urban) Defence Committee, 1945. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Fair. 527 8vo. Signed by the author. With a Preface by General Sir Hugh Elles and a Foreword by Bramwell Hudson. Blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, decorative dustjacket, 244 pages, and with thirty-four illustrations- photographs of Civil Defence activities and personnel, and also cartoons etc. Condition notes: Dust jacket torn, with some loss (now protected with transparent wrapper). Boards rubbed along edges, some age toning to paper.

$39.53

Victorian Working Women - An Historical and Literary Study of Women in British Industries and Professions 1832 - 1850
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Victorian Working Women - An Historical and Literary Study of Women in British Industries and Professions 1832 - 1850

By Wanda Fraiken Neff

London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd, 1929. First edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 602 8vo. A previous owner's annotation to front free end paper notes: "Reprinted 1966 by Frank Cass with additional bibliographical note but less complete than the original" (ie less complete than the edition offered here). Blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, 288 pages. Related newspaper cutting left laid in. Condition notes: Spine faded, generally tired-looking, considerable foxing/dust soiling to fore-edges of text block and to top edges, strained at front end papers, foxing to half title and title page, remnants of label to rear paste down, although no evidence of library ownership.

$19.77

The Partition of Africa
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The Partition of Africa

By J Scott Keltie

London: Edward Stanford, 1895. 2nd. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 1032 8vo. Ex-Library (University of Keele). Green cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to front board, gilt titles to spine along with traces of library's label, 24 maps in total (including four on one sheet), mostly foldout, and many being reproductions of historical maps; 564 pages. Condition notes: Externally shabby, with boards spotted and worn. Library traces to prelims, previous owner's names to half title and title page, thereafter free of markings. External edges of text block soiled but binding firm. All maps as called for.

$46.12

Europe and the Far East 1506-1912
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Europe and the Far East 1506-1912

By R K Douglas

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1913. 2nd. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 672 8vo. Green cloth-covered boards, black titles to front board, gilt titles to spine. Second, revised edition, 487 pages, three black and white, folding maps bound in as called for, three coloured, folding maps bound in at rear. Condition notes: Externally, very shabby: boards rubbed, spotted and worn along edges and at hinges. Foxing/staining to fore edges. Foxing etc to prelims but thereafter, other than a little bleeding of the external foxing into the page margins, the pages are clean. All maps as called for, with some foxing/age staining to verso and in one case a little to the recto of the map itself.

$26.36

Brighton and Hove in Battledress 1939-1945
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Brighton and Hove in Battledress 1939-1945

By D L Murray

Brighton UK. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 275 8vo. Published by the The Brighton Herald (inferred from the text); undated, but clearly just post-war. With an introductory essay by DL Murray pp 5-11 and then photographs collated, arranged and described by George Aitchinson, to p 127. With a map of "Where the bombs fell on Brighton and Hove" across the front end papers. Red-brown cloth-covered boards (using a non-standard method), gilt titles and motif to front board. Condition notes: Covers very faded, some age-darkening to pages, overall a firm, clean copy.

$39.53

C J Walker's Advertisers' Ready Reckoner and Year Book for 1902
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C J Walker's Advertisers' Ready Reckoner and Year Book for 1902

London, 1902. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 228 8vo. Third Issue, 1902. With 10 pages of advertisements, mostly for newspapers and magazines, both national and regional, then Preface, Contents etc, with various pages of useful information and advice for would-be advertisers, then p29-87 the 'Ready Reckoner' itself, giving advertising rates for various types of advertisement in a wide range of publications, followed by more pages of advertisements to p 100 and to end papers.. Condition notes: Boards a little bumped, age-toning to paper, overall a clean, sound copy.

$26.36

Colonial Chronology,  A Chronology of the Principal Events Connected with the English Colonies and India. From the Close of the Fifteenth Century to the Present Time
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Colonial Chronology, A Chronology of the Principal Events Connected with the English Colonies and India. From the Close of the Fifteenth Century to the Present Time

By H J Robinson

London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1892. First edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 1319 4to. Red cloth-covered boards, once-gilt titles to spine, 304 pages, 4 folding maps illustrating growth of Colonial Empire and 4 maps associated with 4 of the entries on indivdual colonies. Chronology of events laid out in chart form. Decorative bookplate of Ethel Frances Sanders to front paste down. Condition notes: Boards rubbed and bumped, spine very faded but a firm, clean copy, with all maps bright and in sound condition.

$39.53

Historical Association Pamphlets
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Historical Association Pamphlets

By Various Authors

The Historical Association. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 452 . A collection of five Historical Association pamphlets and one from The Lancet bound together in green cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, folding maps etc bound in at rear. The titles and authors are, in order of appearance: Wales and the Past: Two Voices (John Edward Lloyd, 1932). Maps Their History and Uses, with Special Reference to Wales (F J North, 1933- handbook to a temporary exhibition at the National Museum of Wales). Grains and Scruples, (W H Ogilvie, 1936, reprinted from The Lancet; annotation to the margins). Owain Glyn Dwr (Owen Glendower) (J E Lloyd, 1932). The Control of Foreign Policy in the British Commonwealth of Nations (no author credited, 1933). Methods of Chronology (A E Stamp, 1933). Types of Open-Field Parishes in the Midlands, with Three Maps (F G Emmison, 1937). Condition notes: Boards faded and bumped at corners, pages all clean and unmarked except for the one noted above, light foxing to front end papers. Soiling to external page edges. Maps present and in good condition apart from a little creasing to the edges, and light foxing to verso.

$59.30

Englishwoman's Year-Book and Directory 1914
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Englishwoman's Year-Book and Directory 1914

By G E Mitton

London: Adam and Charles Black, 1914. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 643 12mo. When published, described as "much too well known to need any introduction; no woman who takes part in any Public or Social life can afford to be without it". It now offers a window back into the lives and concerns of those women; it is divided into two main sections: Education, Professions and Social Life, and Philanthropic and Social Work. A random selection of the contents: lists of girls' schools, lists of women holding positions as lecturers in medicine, the position of women in (other) European countries, notes on laws affecting women and children etc etc. At least as informative are the advertisements- for schools, publications for nurses, uniforms etc for hospital nurses, charitable institutions ("Friendless and Fallen") and so on. Red cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to front board and spine, 418 pp plus blank pages for notes, index and 22 pages of advertisements. Condition notes: Boards rubbed, bumped and blotchy, but sound. Spine faded and soiled. Staining to front free end paper and to the edges of the first few pages, pencil pricing information to front free end paper, otherwise clean and unmarked.

$85.66

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