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THE GLORIOUS PRIVILEGE:  THE HISTORY OF 'THE SCOTSMAN'., Magnusson, Magnus, et al.
181 Magnusson, Magnus, et al. THE GLORIOUS PRIVILEGE: THE HISTORY OF 'THE SCOTSMAN'.
Nelson, (London, 1967), Ist ed. 
196 pp, large 8vo, HC. Published to celebrate the 150th birthday of 'The Scotsman', the great Scottish newspaper. It is a lively story of how 'The Scotsman' came into being asa strongly liberal paper in a period of re-action, and how throughout it s history it has always retained its typically Scottish note of independence. Illus with many b&w photos. Dj has light edgewear and light browning to edges, bottom of spine has two closed tears up to 1/1/4" with creases and chips. VG / V G - 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE BOOK OF GLASGOW ANECDOTE., Malloch, D. Macleod.
182 Malloch, D. Macleod. THE BOOK OF GLASGOW ANECDOTE.
Edinburgh Foulis 1912 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
396 pp + (7) pp publisher's advertising, 8 1/4" H. Oatmeal-coloured cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. 34 b&w illustrations with tissue guards, and colour frontispiece, tipped in, plus double page b&w "Plan of Glasgow in 1783" (collated). Chapter headings: Introductory; Concerning some Glasgow Men and Women; The Amusements of the People; Alarms and Excursions; Humour; Municipal; The Commerce of Glasgow; Concerning Banking; The University; Law in Glasgow; The Medical Profession; The Church. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, browning to fore-edge of text block - lighter on bottom of text block, light browning to edges of boards and very light on spine. Dust jacket has small edge pieces missing - mostly at top rear edge, light edge browning - darker on spine, light rubbing and small edge tear to front panel illustration, minor soiling, a few small edge tears, protected in a paper-backed mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
ROBERT SMYTHSON & THE ELIZABETHAN COUNTRY HOUSE., Mark Girouard.
183 Mark Girouard. ROBERT SMYTHSON & THE ELIZABETHAN COUNTRY HOUSE.
New Haven Yale University Press 1983 0300031343 / 9780300031348 Updated edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
328 pp, 10 3/8" H. Illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, architectural drawings. "(B)egins with the general history of Elizabethan and Jacobean architecture and the ideas behind it. Girouard then describes the buildings that can be connected with Robert Smythson and his architect son and grandson, discussing their design and decoration, as well as the personalities who commissioned them. The Smythson patrons come vividly to life; the irascible Sir John Thynne, the neurotic classicist and industrial tycoon Sir Francis Willoughby, the conscientious and harassed Earl of Shrewsbury, and, above all, three generations of the Cavendish family - the formidable Bess of Hardwick, Sir Charles Cavendish with his curious taste for sham castles, and the cavalier Duke of Newcastle with his passion for horses and the haute-ecole." Contents: Introduction; Longleat; Wardour & Wollaton; Worksop & Related Houses; Hardwick; Robert Smythson: The Later Houses; Bolsover Castle & the Revival of Chivalry; The Buildings of John Smythson; Robert Smythson: A Summing Up; Appendix I. The Letters from Smythson & Maynard to Thynne; Appendix II. The Building Chronology of Bolsover Castle; Appendix III. The Smythson Family Tree & the Later Smythsons; Notes to the Text; List of Illustrations; Index of Names and Place; Subject Index. Large gift inscription on verso of free front endpaper, previous owner's bookplate title page, very light edge wear, two small corner creases, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, moderate wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, crease at top edge of rear panel, light rubbing and faint writing/line indentations on panels. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
WHAT'S LEFT OF NELSON., Marriott, Leo.
184 Marriott, Leo. WHAT'S LEFT OF NELSON.
Shepperton Dial House 1995 0711023034 / 9780711023031 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
160 pp, 8vo (9" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. This volume details museums, collections, historical sites, etc. where items and locales related to Lord Nelson can be viewed. "This series (of books) concerns the lasting impression that several eminent figures have left upon society. History records their actions and words and their lives are illustrated in books, photo-graphs and paintings. But each person leaves behind more than writings, reputation or notoriety: the place where they were born; the houses they lived in; the clothes they wore; the structures they owned, built or made; where they died and where they are laid to rest. Each of these books in the 'What's Left of' series is a detective story piecing together the physical remains that famous people leave behind - remains that we can see today and perhaps allow us to recapture some of their history - (not just major attractions) but the personal possessions, clothing or jewellery, that give us a clear insight into their personality." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright with one faint crease on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WHAT'S LEFT OF NELSON., Marriott, Leo.
185 Marriott, Leo. WHAT'S LEFT OF NELSON.
Shepperton Dial House 1995 0711023034 / 9780711023031 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
160 pp, 8vo (9" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. This volume details museums, collections, historical sites, etc. where items and locales related to Lord Nelson can be viewed. "This series (of books) concerns the lasting impression that several eminent figures have left upon society. History records their actions and words and their lives are illustrated in books, photo-graphs and paintings. But each person leaves behind more than writings, reputation or notoriety: the place where they were born; the houses they lived in; the clothes they wore; the structures they owned, built or made; where they died and where they are laid to rest. Each of these books in the 'What's Left of' series is a detective story piecing together the physical remains that famous people leave behind - remains that we can see today and perhaps allow us to recapture some of their history - (not just major attractions) but the personal possessions, clothing or jewellery, that give us a clear insight into their personality." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny soft corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BOOK OF THE VILLAGE., Martin, E.W.
186 Martin, E.W. THE BOOK OF THE VILLAGE.
Phonix House, London, (1962), first edition. 
149 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "...(written) for older children who would like to hear about their forefathers and the people who made and built the places they see around them. In 'The Book of the Village' we read the story of the growth of the pattern and ways of our villages, from Saxon to our own times, from the ox-plough to the combine harvester, and from the darkling hills and forests of the earliest farmers to the settled and tidy England of today. We learn about the early village and its lord of the manor, the village before factories and mass production killed cottage crafts, of the squire, of the parson - and the squarson - of the high farming of the eighteenth century, of Coke of Norfolk; Jethro Tull, and Turnip Townshend; of the enclosing and stealing of common land, and of the village today." Very light rubbing to board edges, one very small corner bump. Dust jacket is price clipped, small corner crease on front flap, slight fading to spine color, minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing/soiling. VG/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SECRETS OF ROSSLYN., Martine, Roddy.
187 Martine, Roddy. THE SECRETS OF ROSSLYN.
Birlinn, Edinburgh, 2006, reprint. 
200 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 184158438X Colour photographs. "Ever since its creation in the mid fifteenth century, Roslyn Chapel has cast a mesmerising spell over all who have visited it. Nestling in an exquisite glen barely se ven miles from the centre of Edinburgh, it exudes an extraordinary atmosphere, serene yet charged, as if it holds the secret of some vast, unearthly mystery. Almost 600 yers after its creation it remains an enigma that continues to confoun d a n d i n t rigue thousands of people, inspiring stories of The Knights Templar, the Holy Grail and a myriad of esoteric beliefs. Now, with the film of Dan Brown's best-selling 'The Da Vinci Code', Rosslyn is set to capture the imagination of c ou n tl es s o th er s. In this book, Roddy Martine sifts through mounds of unfounded conjecture and fantasy to make sense of it all. (This) is the only book that lets the facts speak for themselves, showing ultimately that the truth is no less a maz in g t han f ic tio n." S mall bump to top corner of pages and covers, soft crease at top corner of rear cover, three very tiny dints on front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
188 Matthews, John. KING ARTHUR AND THE GRAIL QUEST: MYTH AND VISION FROM CELTIC TIMES TO THE PRESENT.
London Brockhampton 1998 1860198635 / 9781860198632 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Steven Brown. 
159 pp, 10" H. B&w and colour illustrations - photographs, reproductions, maps. "Two great narrative themes, which link the sacred and the secular, have been passed down to us from the Dark Ages. These are the stories of the heroic, godlike Arthur and of a mystic object of quest, the Holy Grail. John Matthews has created an easily understood survey of the origins and merging of these epic themes and stories It is a richly woven tapestry of myth and legend, and of love and desire - both sacred and profane. It covers city and temple, knights and monks, and ranges far and wide, from Camelot to Carbonek. In gathering together the strands that make up the stories, the author has examined many of the hundred or so extant texts. He has selected from these - some still untranslated and obscure - to show how the two great themes changed and developed down the centuries as they became inextricably joined. (This book) provides a fascinating survey as well as including five of the traditional stories, retold by the author. In addition, there is a full summary of all sources and an extensive bibliography." 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE LIFE OF LORD WOLSELEY., Maurice, F., Major-General Sir and Arthur, George, Sir. ` Foreword by General Sir R. Wingate, G.C.B.
189 Maurice, F., Major-General Sir and Arthur, George, Sir. ` Foreword by General Sir R. Wingate, G.C.B. THE LIFE OF LORD WOLSELEY.
Garden City, New York Doubleday, Page 1924 Hard Cover Very Good - 
375 pp, 8 7/8" H. Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering, crest and banding on front board, top edge gilt. Corrigenda slip tipped in at beginning of Chapter I. B&w reproductions, maps (two fold-out), photographs - collated. Contents: Foreword; The Army on the Eve of the Crimean War; Burma - Crimea - Indian Mutiny - China; Canada - American Civil War - Red River; Cardwell Reforms - Ashanti Expedition; Natal, 1875 - Cyprus, 1878; South Africa, 1879-1880; Quartermaster-General - Egypt, 1882; The Attempt to save Gordon, 1884-1885; The War Office and Preparation for War, 1885-1890; In Command in Ireland; Commander-in-Chief, 1895-1900; Preparation for the South African War; Afterword; Bibliography; Index. Very light browning to pages - mainly at margins, bump at top corner of text block - tiny to small from front to back of book, small bump at top rear corner, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, shelf soiling on bottom of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading to spine color and spine lettering, spine has a very slight lean and light waviness, minor edge wear. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
OFFICIAL GUIDE:  PALACE ABBEY-CHURCH AND ENVIRONS OF HOLYROODHOUSE WITH A HISTORICAL SKETCH., Maxwell, Herbert, Sir.
190 Maxwell, Herbert, Sir. OFFICIAL GUIDE: PALACE ABBEY-CHURCH AND ENVIRONS OF HOLYROODHOUSE WITH A HISTORICAL SKETCH.
His Majesty's Stationery Office, Edinburgh, 1934. 
xxi, 154, xxii-xl pp, 7 1/4" H, soft cover. B&w photographs, plans, reproductions, advertisements. Contents: The Palace - The Picture Gallery, The Portraits of James III and His Queen, Margaret of Denmark; Historical Apartments - The Duchess of H amilton's Drawing-Room, Lord Darnley's Rooms, Lord D's Audience Chamber, Lord D's Bedroom, Lord D's Dressing-Closet, Queen Mary's Private Stair, Queen M's Audience Chamber, Queen M's Bedroom, Queen M's Supper-Room, Queen M's Dressing-Closet ; T h e S t a te Apartments - The Household Dining-Room, Grand Staircase, The West Drawing-Room, The Throne Room, State Rooms; Chapel Royal; The Environs of Holyrood; Historical Sketch - Annals of Holyrood Abbey, A.D. 1128-1498 - Holyrood as a Roy al Pa la ce - Tr ou bled Times at Holyrood - The Years of Blood - Holyrood Eclipsed by St. James's - From Charles I to George V. Interior - several pages with a tiny corner crease,minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other o wne r shi p m ark s . Ex ter ior - soft creases at corners of covers, small tear at top/bottom of hinges, light rubbing, small liquid stain on rear cover, wrinkling on spine and light wear at top/bottom. Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
191 McBride, Ian. THE SIEGE OF DERRY IN ULSTER PROTESTANT MYTHOLOGY.
Dublin Four Courts Press 1997 1851822992 / 9781851822997 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
93 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). "The Siege of Derry (1688-9) is the key political myth in Loyalist culture. This study looks at the Siege, reconstructing the ways in which the defence of Derry has been commemorated and interpreted over the last 300 years. Celebrated by historians, artists, poets and preachers, re-enacted in anniversary demonstrations and parades, the Siege provides a unique insight into the mixture of triumphalism and insecurity that lies behind the slogan 'No Surrender!'. The story of the Siege embodies in dramatic form the series of timeless lessons regarding the relationship between Ulster Protestants and their ancestral enemies, and the book shows how each generation has emphasised or suppressed different components according to its ideological needs. At various times the emblematic events of 1688-9 have been represented as a providential deliverance from popery, the restoration of the ancient constitution, a blow struck for the rights of man, and the original act of loyalist rebellion. The memory of the Siege has been a source of discord as well as an agent of union, exposing tensions between Liberals and Conservatives, Anglicans and Presbyterians, the social elite and the common people. A fuller understanding of its role in the Loyalist imagination affirms the complexity and diversity of the Protestant tradition." Previous owner's small stamp on front paste down, small bump to bottom corner of a pprox. page 60 to end of book, tiny bump to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny closed tear on front hinge, light rubbing - faint rub lines on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MODERN ENGLAND, VOLUME II: FROM THE REFORM BILL TO THE ACCESSION OF EDWARD VII., McCarthy, Justin.
192 McCarthy, Justin. MODERN ENGLAND, VOLUME II: FROM THE REFORM BILL TO THE ACCESSION OF EDWARD VII.
T. Fisher Unwin, London, [1912], Third impression, with a new epilogue. 
360 pp, 8vo, HC, The Story of the Nations series, volume 52, Subscription Edition. Chapters include: The Convict Ship; Tithes and State Church in Ireland; Queen Victoria; Foundation of the Canadian Dominion; The Chartist Collapse; Steam, Telegraph and Postage; "The Stockdale Case"; The Opium Question; The Irish National Movement; Peel's Triumph and Fall; Crimea and Cawnpore; The Waning Century; Lord Beaconsfield; Mr. Gladstone; The Close of Some Great Careers; Literature, Art and Science. B &w drawings and photos. Top of text block dust stained, patches of light browning to bottom of text block near spine and at fore edge. Light creasing to top and bottom of spine and some light scuffing, approx. 1/4" dent near top of spine with scratch inside. Very minor edge wear elsewhere. Free endpapers starting to brown. Boards are medium blue with white, dark blue and gilt decoration. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
KINGSTON UPON THAMES:  A PICTORIAL HISTORY., McCormack, Anne.
193 McCormack, Anne. KINGSTON UPON THAMES: A PICTORIAL HISTORY.
Phillimore, Chichester, 1989. 
Unpaginated, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 085033716X Pictorial endpapers. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "Kingston upon Thames is a Royal Borough, one of only four in England and Wales. Seven Anglo-Saxon Kings were crowned in the town, which has been an important market and trading centre for more than a thousand years. The Royal Borough was enlarged in 1965 by the inclusion of the two former Boroughs of Malden and Coombe, and S u r b i t o n . At the beginning of the 19th century, the built-up area around the Market Place supported the traditional trades for which Kingston was famous - malting, brewing, tanning, and tallow-chandlery - while mansions with extensive pleas ur e gr ou nd s an d farms surrounded the town. The coming of the railways in 1838 and the subsequent rush for development land produced a dramatic change. Large estates were sold and built over to form the pattern of streets and houses familiar t oda y. S urb ito n and M alden and Coombe became separate authorities and churches, chapels and schools were built to serve their expanding communities. The construction of the Kingston By-Pass in 1927 encouraged further growth and the developme nt o f t he a rea into a cen tre of light industry meant that firms like the Sopwith Aviation Company grew rapidly alongside more traditional businesses. The splendid illustrations in this book, many of which come from the local history collecti on in Kin gston Her itage Ce ntre, cov er that important 150-year period in the history of all three former Boroughs, as the ancient town amid open country was transformed into the contemporary scene. The book provides a fascinating and informa tive r ecord of da ily l ife si nce Victor ian t imes, in wartime and in peace, and of the evolution of the present environment. It will be particularly welcomed by those who still remember many of the scenes and events depicted so vividly in the photogr aphs a nd by a ll who are in tere sted in the p ast of the Kingston area." Fine/Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
194 McNie, Alan, compiled by. CLAN FRASER. EXTENSIVELY REVISED.
Cascade, Jedburgh, Scotland, (1989), revised edition. 
34 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), soft cover. Color plate (tartans) and sepiatone reproductions, maps. "...depicts a gripping - often grim - clan struggle set paradoxically amongst some of the world's most stunning scenery. The centuries are pushed back to chronicle the clan's exciting past. Giving visual impetus to this saga are numerous period illustrations...Clan maps - with a period setting - help clarify clan territory and its illustrious moments. Also the lives of some notable clansmen - spann ing the centuries and continents - are proudly portrayed..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. NF 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
LONDON: CITY OF THE ROMANS., Merrifield, Ralph.
195 Merrifield, Ralph. LONDON: CITY OF THE ROMANS.
B T Batsford, London, 1983, first edition. 
288 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0713427450 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, plans, drawings, diagrams. "Under the Roman Empire, London became a major city - valuable to Rome as port, administrative c apital and strategic base. But, despite spectacular discoveries such as that of the Temple of Mithras, the available evidence has been inconclusive on many of the basic questions that have puzzled generations of archaeologists and historians . W a s there a pre-Roman London - and if not, why not? How exactly did the city develop during the four centuries of Roman occupation? What happened between 410 and 600, during the traditional 'Dark Ages'? Over the last ten years, however, the r e sc ue e x cavations carried out in the City and in Southwark have produced a great deal more material evidence. By carefully correlating the archaeological discoveries, new and old, with the historical and numismatic evidence, it is possible to m a ke som e h is torical sense of the innumerable scraps of seemingly unconnected information. Recent excavations have also raised new questions: why were so many houses and workshops apparently abandoned in the later second century, and what is the m yst erio us d ark earth that sometimes overlies their remains and underlies late Saxon and early medieval features? These and many other fascinating questions are probed by (the author) in his magesterial study of Roman London." Previo us o wner 's smal l sta mp ma rk o n front pastedown, one small and one tiny corner bump with slight migration into adjacent pages. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ROBERT GOURLAY, GADFLY.  THE BIOGRAPHY OF ROBERT (FLEMING) GOURLAY, 1778-1863, FORERUNNER OF THE REBELLION OF UPPER CANADA, 1837., Milani, Lois Darroch.
196 Milani, Lois Darroch. ROBERT GOURLAY, GADFLY. THE BIOGRAPHY OF ROBERT (FLEMING) GOURLAY, 1778-1863, FORERUNNER OF THE REBELLION OF UPPER CANADA, 1837.
Thornhill, Ontario Ampersand 1971 0969044208 / 9780969044208 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Signed by Author
275 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w plates. Signed by author on title page. The date, 1971, is supplied in ink on copyright page. "Robert Gourlay has been adulated and scorned in three countries. He was involved in the tumult of the movement for political and social reform in Scotland and England (that has often been overshadowed by the French Revolution and war with Napoleon) and in the political protest in Upper Canada between the war of 1812 and the rebellion of 1837." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning on spine, one small tear - several pieces of old tape on inside edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
197 Miller, J.D.B. BRITAIN AND THE OLD DOMINIONS.
Chatto & Windus, London, 1966, first edition. 
286 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (black boards with silver lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Contents: Preface; Introduction; The Common Background; Canada; Australia and New Zealand; South Africa; Britain and the Four 1918-1945; Commonwealth Structure and Ideas 1945-1965; Defence and Foreign Affairs 1945-1965; Economic and Social Connections 1945-1965; The Climate of Change; The Future; Index. Very light bumping at corners, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. V e r y Good- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF DIDSBURY., Million, Ivor R.  Foreword by Lady Simon of Wythenshawe.
198 Million, Ivor R. Foreword by Lady Simon of Wythenshawe. A HISTORY OF DIDSBURY.
Didsbury Civic Society / E. J. Morten, Didsbury, Manchester, 1969, reprint. 
142 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "In this book the author presents the results of research he has made into the history of a more than usually interesting suburb of a great city (Manchester), based not so much on the work of earlier writers as on the inspection of original documents wherever they might have been. It was inevitable that a quest so detailed should have yielded a crop of original discoveries. How many people know that the artificial banks of the River Mersey date back to the thirteenth century; that armies of both Cavaliers and Roundheads mustered on the very land where Didsbury Library stands or that, in 1651, an army of invading Scots was routed on Didsbury Golf Course where many of them lie buried today? Mr. Million has taken nothing for granted and does not ask his readers to take anything on trust. His book is liberally provided with quotations from original sources, many of which have never previously been published. There ar e few districts in the country of which so comprehensive a history has been written." Gift inscription on verso of front free endpaper, minor browning to edges of textblock, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Du s t j a c k e t is price clipped has heavy edge wear/creasing, small chips and some tears, light browning, light to moderate rubbing, paper pull on front panel, faded color on spine and hinges. Very Good/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE PLACE-NAMES OF LANCASHIRE., Mills, David.
199 Mills, David. THE PLACE-NAMES OF LANCASHIRE.
B.T. Batsford, London, 1986. 
154 pp, 8 7/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 0713452366 "The place names of Lancashire are as fascinating as any in Britain, but until the appearance of this book, there had been none to which the interested layman could readily turn for an explanation of their origins and meaning. David Mills, who is a professional medievalist and philologist as well as being an amateur local historian, has made available for the local enthusiast, in a form that can be readily understood, the specialist work done b y Eilert Ekwall and other scholars. In addition to the A-Z gazetteer of place names, Dr Mills provides extensive background information about the history, patterns of settlement, topography, administration and language of the country and explains t he principles on which the gazetteer has been selected and arranged." Interior - previous owner's small notation, place, date and signature on half-title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, ve ry small bump at bottom of spine, a few small soft creases on covers. Very Good 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
LIFE ON THE SETTLE-CARLISLE RAILWAY.  ANECDOTES COLLECTED FROM RAILWAYMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES., Mitchell, W.R.
200 Mitchell, W.R. LIFE ON THE SETTLE-CARLISLE RAILWAY. ANECDOTES COLLECTED FROM RAILWAYMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES.
Clapham Dalesman 1984 0852067739 / 9780852067734 First Edition Soft Cover Good 
96 pp, 8 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "(R)ailwaymen recall the busy, exciting days of the Settle-Carlisle line - 72 miles of engineering brilliance and scenic splendour, which began life as the Midland Company's fast, all-weather route to Scotland. Conditions were often bad. The company could be mean-minded towards its staff, expecially in the inter-war years, when a man might be sacked before the year's end and re-employed at the old terms shortly afterwards. Yet the workforce kept a strong spirit, a sense of pride and good humour." Content: An Introduction; The Permanent Way; On the Footplate; A Signalman's Life; Wild Weather; Station Staff; Garsdale Head; Tunnels and Viaducts; Bed and Work; Animals in Transit; A Railway at War; Footplate Tales; Random Memories. Interior - Xmas 2008 and signature on half-title page, small soft bump at top/bottom corners of pages, soft crease at fore-edge of last two pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft creases at fore-edge of rear cover, light wear at top of spine, tiny and small corner creases on covers, light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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