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201 Newman, F.G. With the Sunniside Historical Society. THE TURNPIKE ROAD - SUNNISIDE, MARLEY HILL, BYERMOOR.
Seaham, Durham The People's History 1998 1902527011 / 9781902527017 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
128 pp, 9 3/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, map. "This new collection of over 200 photographs once again acknowledges the part coal mining played in our lives, but we also dwell on the vital role played by the farmers, market gardeners and food distributors. Throughout the grim years of the Second World War, when our island was virtually under siege, the agricultural industry fed the natiion and their contribution to the war effort was vital. The role of the agricultural industry has not diminished - home grown produce is still a vital commodity. The book pays tribute to the 'ordinary' people of our villages and we have included many of the families and individuals who have contributed to our community in their own special way. It is unfortunate but inevitable that some people will be omitted, but the selection appearing within these pages are representative of the many characters who have lived and worked along and around 'The Turnpike Road'." Contents: Introduction: The Coming of The Turnpike; Sunniside; Marley Hill; Byermoor to The Hobson; Remember the Blessings; On the Front Line; Acknowledgements and Dedication. Interior - small light soiling mark in text of page 19 (fully legible), otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - one tiny corner crease. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
202 Newman, F.G. With the Sunniside Local History Society. BURNOPFIELD & THE TURNPIKE ROAD REVISITED.
Seaham, Durham The People's History 2002 1902527917 / 9781902527918 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
128 pp,9 3/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Burnopfield is another link in our chain of villages - including Byermoor, Marley Hill and Sunniside along the Turnpike Road - inextricably linked to the coal industry. Although best know for its famous neighbours, the coal owners Bowes & Strathmores of Gibside Estate, Burnopfield had other industries and grew into a thriving community. Arguably the 'Capital' of our villages and not just because it had the much appreciated Grand Cinema, but because there was a far larger community in bygone days which attracted a better choice of shops and always seemed to be a hive of activity. Like all of our villages now, community spirit seems to have waned, possibly due to the demise of the coal industry. This book reminds us of the gentler days when people did seen to care more for each other and pull together, even through the dreadful days of two World Wars and many other hardships." Interior - greetings notation on contents page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
203 Newton, Lord. LORD LANSDOWNE: A BIOGRAPHY.
London Macmillan 1929 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
536 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold crest on front board. Top edge gilt. B&w plates. Chapter headings: Early Years; Governor-General of Canada, 1883-8; Viceroy of India, 1888-94; War Minister; The South African War, 1899-1902; The European Situation, 1900-1; The Anglo-Japanese Alliance, 1902; Persia, 1901-5; Anglo-German and Anglo-American Relations, 1902-3; Anglo-French and Anglo-Russian Relations, 1902-4; Tariff Reform, 1903; Turkey, 1903-5; Russia, 1904-5; Anglo-German Relations, 1904-5; In Opposition, 1906-9; The People's Budget; The Parliament Bill; Interregnum; The Opening Years of the Great War; The Peace Letter; Closing Years; Appendices: Lord Lansdowne and Ireland; A Personal Sketch, by Lord Ernest Hamilton. Faint erased penceil marks on free front endpaper, some light waviness to picture pages, one small corner bump with migration into adjacent pages, moderate browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some small scattered areas of faint liquid marks on boards and spine. a few tiny dents on rear board. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
CURZON: THE LAST PHASE 1919-1925.  A STUDY IN POST-WAR DIPLOMACY., Nicolson, Harold.
204 Nicolson, Harold. CURZON: THE LAST PHASE 1919-1925. A STUDY IN POST-WAR DIPLOMACY.
Constable, London, 1934, first edition. 
416 pp, 8vo (8 13/16" H), hard cover (blue cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Map endpapers. B&w photographs, maps. Chapter headings: Armistice; Acting Secretary of State; The Eastern Question; Smyrna; Persia; Egypt; Diplomacy by Conference; Reparation; Chanak; Lausanne: The Opening Manoeuvres; Lausaunne: The Final Triumph; The Last Battles; Appendix: Terminal Essay; Index. Previous owner's name in ink on half-title and title pages, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bott om of spine, browning to edges of text block, light soiling on bottom of text block, very light rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
ROYAL WESTMINSTER:  A STUDY OF ITS ORIGIN AND BUILDING, THE SCULPTURE AND PAINTING AND THE CORONATION CEREMONY., Noppen, J.G.
205 Noppen, J.G. ROYAL WESTMINSTER: A STUDY OF ITS ORIGIN AND BUILDING, THE SCULPTURE AND PAINTING AND THE CORONATION CEREMONY.
Country Life, London, (1937), revised, enlarged edition. 
129 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates, floor plan. Contents: The Founding of Royal Westminster; Norman Days; The Palace and Abbey of King Henry III; The Middle Ages and Later; Westminster Stories; Westminster As It Is Today; The Coronation; Processions and Banquets; Sculpture; Painting. Very small surface paper pull on free front endpaper and back of frontispiece, minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has several small chips and tears, moderate to heavy soiling - mainly to rear panel and spine, now protected in a mylar sleeve. VG/G- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WEST COUNTRY PIRATES AND BUCCANEERS., Norris, Gerald.
206 Norris, Gerald. WEST COUNTRY PIRATES AND BUCCANEERS.
Dovecote, Stanbridge, Wimborne, Dorset, 1990. 
133 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 0946159866 B&w illustrations, maps. "With few exceptions, England's most celebrated pirates first put to sea from the creeks and harbours of Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Avon. Men like Blac kbeard of Bristol, whose whiskered face 'frightened America more than any Comet!'; the successive buccaneers who turned Lundy Island into a pirate stronghold; Harry Pay, whose annual return to his home port of Poole with enough brandy and w i n e f o r t he entire town left few sober; the great William Dampier, the only pirate whose portrait hangs in the National Portrait Gallery; and Captain Every, 'King of the Pirates', whose fortune was so immense he offered to pay of the National D eb t i n re tu r n for a Royal Pardon. Then there were the women: the blue-blooded Lady Killigrew of Falmouth, and Maria Cobham of Plymouth, who wore buckskin breeches and was as skilled with a dagger as she was with her brace of pistols." Inte rio r - c le an an d t ig ht with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease at bottom corner of covers, very small crease at top corner of front cover, very small bump at top of spine, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
REPORTAGE.  5 VOLUME SET.  CONTAINS:  HOMAGE TO CATALONIA / DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON / THE ROAD TO WIGAN PIER / MY COUNTRY LEFT OR RIGHT AND OTHER SELECTED ESSAYS AND JOURNALISM / FUNNY, BUT NOT VULGAR AND OTHER SELECTED ESSAYS AND JOURNALISM., Orwell, George.  (Eric Arthur Blair.)
207 Orwell, George. (Eric Arthur Blair.) REPORTAGE. 5 VOLUME SET. CONTAINS: HOMAGE TO CATALONIA / DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON / THE ROAD TO WIGAN PIER / MY COUNTRY LEFT OR RIGHT AND OTHER SELECTED ESSAYS AND JOURNALISM / FUNNY, BUT NOT VULGAR AND OTHER SELECTED ESSAYS AND JOURNALISM.
London Folio Society 1998 Hard Cover Very Good 
245 pp, 216 pp, 211 pp, 318 pp, 278 pp - 5 volume set - 8 3/4" H. Bound in full cloth, each volume with white title block with black lettering and printed with reproduction of b&w photograph. Plain gray endpapers, except for 'Homage to Catalonia' which has map endpapers. Gray slipcase has photograph of George Orwell at a BBC microphone on front and back panels, with his name in black and silver above and 'Reportage" below. B&w photographs. "Road to Wigan Pier" has small shallow bump to front bottom edge of board. Slipcase - top rear edge seam has been reglued, bump at right side bottom edge/corner, small bump to rear bottom edge. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
NOTTINGHAM'S LOST LANDMARKS ON OLD PICTURE POSTCARDS., Ottewell, David.
208 Ottewell, David. NOTTINGHAM'S LOST LANDMARKS ON OLD PICTURE POSTCARDS.
Reflections of a Bygone Age, Keyworth, Nottingham, 1992. 
37 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0946245525 'Yesterday's Nottinghamshire' series no. 17. "A postcard trip down memory lane featuring famous Nottingham buildings and statues that are no longer with us." Interior - cigarette od or, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
209 Palmer, Alan. THE BANNER OF BATTLE: THE STORY OF THE CRIMEAN WAR.
London Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1987 0297790420 / 9780297790426 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
289 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(P)uts the myths and preconceptions about The Charge of the Light Brigade, Florence Nightingale, the war guilt of Stratford de Redcliffe, the rivalry between Lord Cardigan and Lord Lucan and the patriotic fervour of the English into perspective. Military and naval events are woven into the context of Great Power politics and diplomacy. The Crimean War, often viewed simply as a dramatic incident in the Eastern Question, emerges as a decisive campaign which lowered the stature of both defeated Russia and non-belligerent Austria, thereby changing the power structure of Europe. (This) is the first comprehensive interpretation of the subject stressing the European and Baltic angles, and so bringing the Crimean War clearly and astutely into focus." Page edges browning lightly. Dust jacket has minor edgewear, light edge wrinkling, light browning to spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BANNER OF BATTLE:  THE STORY OF THE CRIMEAN WAR., Palmer, Alan.
210 Palmer, Alan. THE BANNER OF BATTLE: THE STORY OF THE CRIMEAN WAR.
London Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1987 0297790420 / 9780297790426 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
289 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(P)uts the myths and preconceptions about The Charge of the Light Brigade, Florence Nightingale, the war guilt of Stratford de Redcliffe, the rivalry between Lord Cardigan and Lord Lucan and the patriotic fervour of the English into perspective. Military and naval events are woven into the context of Great Power politics and diplomacy. The Crimean War, often viewed simply as a dramatic incident in the Eastern Question, emerges as a decisive campaign which lowered the stature of both defeated Russia and non-belligerent Austria, thereby changing the power structure of Europe. (This) is the first comprehensive interpretation of the subject stressing the European and Baltic angles, and so bringing the Crimean War clearly and astutely into focus." Previous owner's name in ink at bottom of front free endpaper, light browning to pages and edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight browning on spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
211 Palsson, Hermann and Edwards, Paul, translated from the Icelandic and introduced by. ORKNEYINGA SAGA: THE HISTORY OF THE EARLS OF ORKNEY.
London Hogarth Press 1978 0701204311 / 9780701204310 Second Impression. Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- 
223 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w maps, photographs. "This is a new translation of the only Norse Saga concerned with what is now part of the British Isles. It tells the story of the Earldom established by the King of Norway in the Northern Scottish islands in the ninth century. After a brief introduction, set in the remote world of legend and myth, it describes the Norse conquest of the Isles and relates the subsequent history of the Earldom of Orkney. It is for a period of three and a half centuries not only the main authority for the history of Northern Scotland, but an important document of the greater period of Viking expansion. For the people of Orkney and Shetland 'Orkneyinga Saga' has a special significance. It might be called their secular scripture, inviting them to recognise themselves as the inheritors and custodians of a dual culture, both Norse and Scottish. In the Viking period, Orkeny and Scotland were a crossroads where Celtic, Scottish and Scandinavian cultures met. Many of the Earls were striking personalities. The first was the father of Hrolf, the conqueror of Normandy. Several, including Sigurd, who was killed in Ireland at the battle of Clontarf, travelled widely to plunder and do battle. Two were Saints: Magnus the Martyr, still revered in Orkeny, and Rognvald, who built the cathedral dedicated to St. Magnus and visited Jerusalem on pilgrimage. (This) is also a most attractive and highly personal work of literature, which often quotes Skaldic songs, the original material of all sagas." Previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper, soft corner crease on contents page, one small and three tiny corner bumps, very light edge wear, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light edge wear, light fading to spine color, one very small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
212 Palsson, Hermann and Edwards, Paul, translated, with introduction by. ORKNEYINGA SAGA: THE HISTORY OF THE EARLS OF ORKNEY.
London Penguin 1987 0140443835 / 9780140443837 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good 
251 pp + maps, small 8vo (7 3/4" H). B&w maps. "Written around A.D.1200 by an unnamed Icelandic author, the 'Orkneyinga Saga' is the only medieval chronicle to have Orkney as the central place of action, and from it we derive much of our knowledge of the Northern Isles and Caithness. The 'Saga' describes the conquest of the islands by the kings of Norway during the Viking expansion of the ninth century and goes on to narrate the subsequent history of the Earldom of Orkney. Dominated by the great figures of the times - Sigurd the Powerful, St Magnus the Martyr and Hrolf, the conqueror of Normandy - the 'Saga' is a powerful account of warfare and the struggle for supremacy. This modern translation captures the force of the 'Orkneyinga Saga', which retains a special significance for the people of Orkney, sharpening their awareness of their dual cultural heritage, both Norse and Scottish." Interior - light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear/wrinkling, small closed tear at top of front hinge. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
213 Pennick, Nigel. CELTIC SACRED LANDSCAPES.
London Thames & Hudson 1996 0500016666 / 9780500016664 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
224 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w drawings. "From the original Celtic site of the castle at Tintagel, passing through the sacred forest of Broceliande in Brittany and on to the monastery of Scelig Mhichil off the coast of Ireland, Nigel Pennick takes us on an exhilarating spiritual and historical tour of the Celtic holy places of Europe. He delves into the mystery and lore behind the power of sacred trees and stones; springs and wells as places of healing; holy mountains as centres of geomythic energies; sacred caves; holy islands; sanctified earthworks and cities; paths and trackways; places for demons and supernatural beings; the visible instances of the divine in hidden temples; and the holy places of the Celtic saints. Through these themes, supported by a wide-ranging gazetteer of sites, he reveals the continuing importance of the Celtic tradition to us today." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine, light fading to color on half of the top of the text block, two small wrinkles on free rear endpaper. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small edge tears - taped, minor browning at top edge of flaps, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
214 Picard, Liza. Introduced by Jenny Uglow. RESTORATION LONDON: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, 1660-1670.
London Folio Society 2012 Hard Cover Fine 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), maroon cloth blocked in gilt with design by Neil Gower - in slipcase. Pictorial endpapers, b&w and colour illustrations. Chapter headings: London; The Houses; Interiors; Gardens, Parks and Open Spaces; Communications; Medicine and Dentistry; Clothes, Jewellery, Cosmetics, Hairdressing, Washing and So On; Housework, Laundry and Shopping; Cooking, Meals, Food and Drink; Sex; The Household; Education, Literacy and Speech; Hobbies, Excursions, Family Occasions and Etiquette; Divers Events and Acts in the Law; Money, Poverty and Class; Religion and Popular Beliefs; The World Picture; Epilogue. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
DEVON AND CORNWALL.  AS SERVED BY THE LONDON AND SOUTH-WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY.  BEING NO. 482 OF BURROW'S RAILWAY AND STEAMBOAT GUIDES., Piggott, P.J., compiler.  (H. Tapley Soper, et al.)
215 Piggott, P.J., compiler. (H. Tapley Soper, et al.) DEVON AND CORNWALL. AS SERVED BY THE LONDON AND SOUTH-WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. BEING NO. 482 OF BURROW'S RAILWAY AND STEAMBOAT GUIDES.
Cheltenham Edward J. Burrow Soft Cover Good 
110 pp, 7" H. 2 fold-out maps, b&w and coloured photographs, advertisements. No date. Contents: Maps (Folding Map of Devon and Cornwall / Folding Map of L. and S.W.R.); Axminster; Barnstaple; Bideford; Bodmin and Wadebridge; Boscastle and Tintagel; Bude; Budleigh Salterton; Camelford; Clovelly; Exeter (The Cathedral / The Guildhall / Royal Albert Memorial / Excursions); Exmouth (The Sea Front / Manor House Grounds / Churches / Sports and Pastimes / Steamboat Trips); Honiton; Ifracombe (General Characteristics / Wildersmouth Beach / Pier and Harbour, Hillsborough and the Tors / Indoor and Outdoor Amusements / Climatic Advantages); Lauceston; Lynton and Lynmouth; Newquay; Padstow; Plymouth; Seaton; Sidmouth; Tavistock. Postage will be reduced for this light item for most destinations. Interior - book is cracked at map page 14/15 but holding firmly, bump to bottom corner of pages. Exterior - sharp small crease at bottom corner of rear cover, light to moderate soiling/rubbing on covers, small tear and chip at bottom of front hinge. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE GUILDS OF THE CITY OF LONDON.  BRITAIN IN PICTURES SERIES., Pooley, Ernest, Sir.
216 Pooley, Ernest, Sir. THE GUILDS OF THE CITY OF LONDON. BRITAIN IN PICTURES SERIES.
William Collins, London, 1945, first edition. 
48 pp, 9" H, hard cover in dust jacket. 8 colour plates, 19 b&w illustrations. "Much of the early character of the Trade Guilds has gone, insofar as it related to the control of the trade, the strict organisation of apprentices and master craftsme n, the sale and distribution of goods; although some Companies, such as the Fishmongers' which continues to manage the great market at Billingsgate, are still closely connected with their original trade. The Companies still maintain their a n c i e n t c eremonies and take responsibility for considerable works of charity and benevolence and for the support of schools and colleges, such as the Merchant Taylor's, St. Paul's, Oundle, Tonbridge, and many others. The annual Lord Mayor' s S ho w is t he o n e occasion in the year when the ordinary public is made vividly aware of the active existence of the City Companies but their work goes on throughout the year and readers of this book will learn not only the origins of the Co mp ani es an d t hei r h ist or y but will also undertand what they now contribute to the life of the City and the country as a whole. Three tiny foxing marks on free front endpaper, very light edge wear, tiny scuff on front board, tiny foxing mark s o n to p o f t extb lock , li ght bro wn ing to edges of textblock, tiny bump to bottom of front hinge area, very light rubb marks on rear cover. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, one small closed tear, browning on spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
217 Power, Eileen. Introduced by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie. MEDIEVAL PEOPLE.
London Folio Society 1999 Hard Cover Fine 
253 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Bound in blocked and printed parchment with gilt lettering on spine, dark blue endpapers. Plain dark blue slipcase. Beautifully illustrated with color reproductions from illuminated manuscripts, photographs. Investigates the lives of six medieval people. Contents: The Precursors; The Peasant Bodo (Life on a Country Estate in the Time of Charlemagne); Marco Polo (A Venetian Traveller of the Thirteenth Century); Madame Eglentyne (Chaucer's Prioress in Real Life); The Menagier's Wife (A Paris Housewife in the Fourteenth Century); Thomas Betson (A Merchant of the Staple in the Fifteenth Century); Thomas Paycocke of Coggeshall (An Essex Clothier in the Days of Henry VII); Notes and Sources. Book is Fine. Slipcase has very minor rubbing, small slight bump at top of one front side edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
218 Prebble, John. CULLODEN.
London Secker & Warburg 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
367 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). B&w reproductions, maps. "(T)he story of a battle and of what followed: the destruction of a way of life and the persecution of a people. There is little in this book about Bonnie Prince Charlie and other principals of the last Jacobite Rising of 1745. This is the story of ordinary men and women involved in the Rebellion, who were described on the gaol registers and regimental rosters of the time as 'Common Men'. The romantic figure of the Young Pretender, and his now hackneyed story, has stood between us and them for too long. 'Culloden' recalls them by name and action, presenting the battle as it was for them, describing their life as fugitives in the glens or as prisoners in the gaols or hulks, their transportation to the Virginias, or their deaths on the gallows of Kennington Common. The book begins with the rain at five o'clock on the morning of Wednesday, April 16th, 1746, when the Royal Army marched out of Nairn to fight the clans on Culloden Moor. It is not a partisan book, its feeling is for the 'Common Man' on both sides - John Grant charging with Clan Chattan and seeing the white gaiters of the British infantry suddenly as the east wind lifted the cannon smoke, and Private Alexander Taylor in a red coat waiting for Clan Chattan to reach him, likening them to 'a troop of hungry wolves'. (It) reminds us, too, that many of the men who harried the glens as ruthlessly as the Nazis in Occupied Europe were in fact Scots themselves. It recalls the fact that many men in Prince Charles's army had been forced to join him. It shows that a British foot-soldier's wish for a sup of brandy on a cold morning before battle is as much a reality as a Prince's pretensions to a throne. The detail of the story told in 'Culloden' has come from regimental Order Books and manuals, from contemporary newspapers and magazines, from the letters and memoirs of soldiers and officers, eyewitness accounts of atrocity and persecution, and the personal stories of the victims themselves, like young Ranald Macdonald, aged seven, skulking in the hills above his burning home. 'Culloden' is the story not of a Prince, but of a people." Light browning and minor soiling marks to edges of text block, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear, rubbing and soiling to rear panel, light rubbing on front panel, small scuff on front panel, a few tiny tears and chips. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
219 Prebble, John. GLENCOE & CULLODEN. 2 VOLUME SET. (GLENCOE: THE STORY OF THE MASSACRE & CULLODEN.)
London Folio Society 1997 Second Printings Hard Cover Very Good+ Harry Brockway. 
262 pp, 309 pp, 9" H. Black title blocks with gold lettering, bound in full cloth printed and blocked with a design by Harry Brockway. Maroon endpapers, maroon slipcase with gold lettering on front panel. B&w engravings. Maps (redrawn by Denys Baker). A few very tiny scratches on "Culloden" title block. Slipcase has very minor rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ST PAUL'S IN ITS GLORY:  A CANDID HISTORY OF THE CATHEDRAL, 1831-1911., Prestige, G.L.
220 Prestige, G.L. ST PAUL'S IN ITS GLORY: A CANDID HISTORY OF THE CATHEDRAL, 1831-1911.
S.P.C.K., London, 1955, first edition. 
262 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "When Sydney Smith was admitted to a Canonry at St Paul's in October, 1831 'the two most conspicuous features of the Cathedral were vast emptiness and encompassing dirt'. The eighty y ears which followed, until Gregory relinquished the deanery in 1911, were a period of immense changes in the life, operation, and embellishment of St Paul's. To every aspect of this reformation the author has brought a thorough knowledge o f C a t h e d r al records, fine judgement, and agility in exposition. Much of the work is necessarily concerned with the mechanics of operating a great Church. Here and throughout the book the treatment is not only lucid but entertaining....As w el l a s le ar ni ng t o understand the problems of Cathedral finance or the organization of the Choir School, we discover, for example, how the restive horses of Queen Victoria's carriage were pacified during the Diamond Jubilee Service of 189 7. Dr P res ti ge' s s tud ies of the remarkable men who guided and served the affairs of St Paul's in these years show real depth and insight." Light soiling to edges of boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light ed ge wear - main ly at t op/b otto m of spi ne and flap-folds, light edge wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, two very small tears with creases at top of rear panel, light soiling on rear panel, very light rubbing on front panel, browning to s pin e and fl ap-fo lds . Ve ry Go od+/V ery G ood 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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