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A History of England series. Various essays. Blue cloth, gilt decorations, gilt title to spine. Top edge blue. Colour frontis plus b/w illustrations. Contained in publisher's slipcase which is faintly scuffed.
Compiled by Hudson. Blue cloth spine, gilt title. Pictorial boards. Colour and b/w illustrations. Lower corners lightly bumped else a fine copy contained in publisher's slipcase which is lightly bumped at corners and a little scuffed.
Introduction by Roy Strong. Illustrated in colour. Fold-out genealogical tree to rear. Minimal bumping to top of spine. Contained in publisher's blue slipcase which has some light scuff marks, a black mark to one side of the opening and some surface paper damage to one edge of spine.
THE CRIMINAL PRISONS OF LONDON AND SCENES OF PRISON LIFE
Written by Henry Mayhew; John Binny.
Stock no. 1820961
Published by Frank Cass & Co. Ltd.. 1971. Almost very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
The courts and institutions of legal London. An important contribution to our understanding of Victorian attitudes to crime and punishment. Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. 634 pages ISBN: 0714614114. Ex-lib with usual markings and labels. Price-cut black pictorial dustwrapper is rubbed and scuffed.
A FRENCHMAN SEES THE ENGLISH IN THE 'FIFTIES
Written by Francis Wey; Valerie Pirie.
Stock no. 1820761
Published by Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd.. 1st 1935. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Translated from the French of Francis Wey by Valerie Pirie. M. Francis Wye paid a visit or two to England shortly after the Great Exhibition of 1851. In reading how our mid-Victorian forefathers lived, we have the further piquancy of seeing them through a Frenchman's eyes... Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w plates. Title to spine faded. Front hinge pulled. Damp stain to gutter edge of prelims. All plates present. Text block browned. Small brown mark to top margin of some pages. Pictorial dustwrapper is edge-worn and torn, slight loss at corners and spine, grubby and browned, large closed tear on front flap fold.
TWICE ROUND THE CLOCK: OR THE HOURS OF THE DAY AND NIGHT IN LONDON
Written by George Augustus Sala; Philip Collins.
Stock no. 2134030
Published by Leicester University Press. 1971. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
A fascinating portrait of the London scene and details of Victorian life. With an introduction by Collins. The Victorian Library Series. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0718550080. A few small knocks along cover edges. Wrapper is price-cut with damp marking along bottom edge of spine and front panel; a few small nicks.
B/w photographs from the Francis Smith collection of mid-Victorian times. Glazed pictorial boards. ISBN: 1859377726. Pictorial dustwrapper is a little scuffed to rear panel.
Compiled by Hudson. Blue cloth spine, gilt title. Pictorial boards. Colour and b/w illustrations. Contained in publisher's blue slipcase in very good condition.
Compiled by Hudson. Blue cloth spine, gilt title. Pictorial boards. Colour and b/w illustrations. Slip case is better than very good - some light wear.
An account of the development of education in one rural village - Great Rissington - of which much of this account could apply equally to other small villages in the Cotswolds and elsewhere. Cardwraps. B/w photos. ISBN: 095306610x. A nice, clean copy.
A selection of Victorian improving tales and pious horror stories. Burgundy cloth covers with gilt titles to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations. 272 pages. ISBN: 009104040X. Minimal bumping to spine. A little light page edge browning. Contents clean. Dustwrapper spine is sunned with bump at top. Corner creases to rear flap.
AFFAIR OF STATE: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE 8TH DUKE AND DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE
Written by Henry Vane.
Stock no. 1807678
Published by Peter Owen. 1st 2004. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.
The story of the nineteenth-century politician Lord Hartington - later the 8th Duke of Devonshire - and of Louise Alten, who was his mistress as Duchess of Manchester and later his wife. A tale that spans the world of politics and the high-living circle around the Prince of Wales, with whom Hartington and Louise were intimate friends. Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w plates. 272 pages including index. ISBN: 0720612330. Wrapper has a few minor marks.