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THE BIRMINGHAM JEWELLERY QUARTER: AN ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY OF THE MANUFACTORIES
Written by John Cattell; Sheila Ely; Barry Jones.
Stock no. 1823431
Published by English Heritage. 1st 2002. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
The Birmingham Jewellery Quarter is remarkable for its dense concentration of converted houses, factories and specialist buildings: a particular combination of structures associated with jewellery and metalworking which does not seem to exist anywhere else in the world. This book describes the development of the Quarter and the various building types in contains. Large format. Blue cloth boards, gilt titles. Colour & b/w photos. ISBN: 1873592485. Small dint to rear spine edge of boards and dustwrapper (as if something heavy was dropped on it). Else a fine copy.
BRITISH RAILWAYS OPERATING HISTORY No. 7 THROUGH THE LINKS AT TYSELEY
Written by L.C. Jack.
Stock no. 2136399
Published by Xpress Publising. 1st 1999. Very good condition.
Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. B/w photos and diagrams. ISBN: 1901056236. Spine is faded.
WRIGHTON'S NEW TRIENNIAL DIRECTORY OF BIRMINGHAM 1818
No author listed.
Stock no. 2136093
Published by Frank Graham. 1969. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.
Brown 'leather look' mottled boards; red title block to spine, gilt title. Facsimile of the 1818 edition. Includes an alphabetical list of the merchants, tradesmen and respectable inhabitants of the town. Some fold-out pages. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0900409649. Foxing and browning to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is creased and torn, with some loss; heavily foxed/browned in places.
Birmingham Button Makers, the Royal Mint, and the Beginnings of Modern Coinage, 1775-1821. Card wraps. Colour illustrations and photos. ISBN: 9781598130430. Light fading and crease to spine. Some small cover corner creases. Sticker to rear cover.
SUTTON COLDFIELD AND SUTTON COLDFIELD THE SECOND COLLECTION
Written by Marian Baxter.
Stock no. 2127296
Published by Tempus. 1st thus 2001. Very good condition.
Card wraps. B/w photos. Tempus Two in One Series. Two volumes in one book. ISBN: 0752422138. Light crease to lower rear corner.
DRAKE'S ROAD BOOK OF THE GRAND JUNCTION RAILWAY, FROM LIVERPOOL & MANCHESTER TO BIRMINGHAM
No author listed.
Stock no. 2123646
Published by James Drake; Longman And Co.. Circa 1840. Almost very good condition.
Green covers with gilt titles. Fold-out map to front of book. Containing a brief historical and topographical account of the scenery, places and objects on either side of the line. The rules, regulations, Fares, Times of Outset and Arrival of the Trains at various stations. Together with all requisite information for travellers arriving at the various stations; and an accurately engrave Map of the Entire Route. Bumping and grubby/dark marks to covers and spine. Creasing and a few marks to fold-out map. Some foxing. Contents are still very good.
FREELING'S GRAND JUNCTION RAILWAY COMPANION TO LIVERPOOL, MANCHESTER AND BIRMINGHAM
Written by Arthur Freeling.
Stock no. 2123642
Published by Whittaker & Co.. 2nd 1838. Almost very good condition.
Small format. Green cloth with gilt titles and decorations. 2nd edition. And Liverpool, Manchester & Birmingham Guide; Containing: A Narrative of the Parliamentary History of the Project; An Account of Everything Worthy the Attention of the Traveller Upon the Line; Complete Description of Every Part of the Rail-road; of the Noblemen or Gentlemen's Seats.... Fold-out map to front, also fold-out timetable. New Spine/rebound, with what remains of original spine laid down; browned. Covers are unevenly browned and faded, with bumping and wear. Some marks to endpapers. Foxing throughout.
Oblong format. Pictorial card wraps. B/w photos. ISBN: 0950195111. Covers scuffed and slightly grubby. Contents fine.
Large oblong format. Black cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos of steam engines. ISBN: 1899597042. A couple of light marks to covers. Spine is bumped. Wrapper is edge-creased with fading to spine; tear to rear panel, with triangle of loss.
Enlarged Second Edition. The full story of the Birmingham to Gloucester line from its inception to the present day, its locomotives, rolling stock and train services. Cardwraps. B/w photos and illustrations. ISBN: 9781445606996. Top edge of covers and text block bumped/scored, not affecting contents.
THE BIRDS OF THE WEST MIDLANDS
Written by Graham R. Harrison; Alan R. Dean; Alan J. Richards; David Smallshire.
Stock no. 1709818
Published by West Midland Bird Club. 1st 1982. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
B/w photos. B/w diagrams. ISBN: 0950788104. Wrapper spine faded.
A NOSTALGIC LOOK AT BIRMINGHAM TRAMS 1933-53 VOLUME 3
Written by David Harvey.
Stock no. 1604309
Published by Silver Link Publishing. 1st 1995. Very good condition.
The Eastern and Western Routes. Large format. Card wraps. Colour and b/w photos. ISBN: 1857940377. Corners rubbed and lightly creased. Colour photos pages appear a little faded (as published?).