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HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELLERS IN SUSSEX.  (MURRAY'S HAND-BOOK SUSSEX.)
1 HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELLERS IN SUSSEX. (MURRAY'S HAND-BOOK SUSSEX.)
London John Murray 1905 Good- 
174 pp + 48 pp ("Murray's Handbook Advertiser, 1904-1905"), 6 3/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Title page states "Fifth Edition" and below the publisher information, with the date 1893, "With Index and Directory Revised to 1902". All maps, including one in the rear pocket, are present. Includes an Introduction (Extent and History / Antiquities / Products and Manuacturers / Geology and Traveller's View / Main Roads / Railway Systems / Skeleton Tour / Places of Interest / An Artistic and Antiquarian Tour). Describes a variety of routes, radiating out from London, Hastings, "Tonbridge" Wells, Brighton, Horsham and Godalming, plus an Index. The title for the advertising section continues: "Containing Useful Information for Travellers, Railway and Steamboat Companies, Hotels and Miscellaneous Advertisements." Interior - very light browning to pages except 'advertiser' pages which have moderate browning, splits in paper in inside hinges and book is lightly cracked at two places but holding firmly, small crease at top corner of approx. pages 113 to 124. Exterior - light edge wear to covers, moderate wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, heavy crease at top corner of front cover - migrates into pages up to page 20, light soiling and a few small air bubbles on covers, liquid stain and fading at top corner of front cover and small liquid mark at bottom of cover, browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
2 Byng, John, Viscount Torrington. Edited by Donald Adamson. RIDES ROUND BRITAIN.
London Folio Society 1996 Very Good Anne Hayward. 
505 pp, 8vo (8" H). Bound in quarter orange-brown buckram, Ann Muir marbled paper boards; dark brown endpapers. Plain dark brown slipcase. Frontispiece and 25 half-page and smaller b&w engravings by Anne Hayward, 9 maps by Denys Baker. A countryman at heart, Byng travelled throughout Britain on horseback whenever his position at the Stamp Office would allow him to escape from London. As a chronicler of the eighteenth-century, "Byng travels with an observant though never a roving eye. At times it is the eye of the modern photo-journalist, as when he records a meeting with Humphrey Repton, visits Sarah Siddons in her dressing-room at Birmingham, or glimpses Warren Hastings changing horses on his way to Daylesford. At other times his eye is more like that of the self-taught but well-trained artist, as when he admires the flickering tapers of Yordas Cave or the Kentish hop-pickers working in all haste among the twinkling lights of the hopfields. At Cromford in Derbyshire the bustle and brilliance of Arkwright's great cotton 'manufactory' even blind him to what he basically regards as the horrors of creeping industrialism: 'The cotton mills,' he observes, 'seven storeys high and fill'd with inhabitants, remind me of a first-rate man of war and, when they are lighted up on a dark night, look most luminously beautiful.' As is now widely acknowledged, (Byng) is one of the greatest British travellers of the eighteenth or indeed of any century. Not only has he produced an excellent travel guide (as, in a way, he intended to do); his work is also a major contribution to the social history of England and Wales - and especially Welsh social history. (This book) is, finally, a masterpiece of social observation, written with as fine an eye for detail as Jane Austen's and (like Pepys diary) superb in its delineation of its author's own character." Some light rubbing to paper on boards. Slipcase has minor rubbing and one very small edge bump. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE GUILDS OF THE CITY OF LONDON.  BRITAIN IN PICTURES SERIES., Pooley, Ernest, Sir.
3 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
 
 
COMMONWEALTH PRICE LIST JUNE 2001., Purves Philatelics.
4 Purves Philatelics. COMMONWEALTH PRICE LIST JUNE 2001.
Purves Philatelics, Tonbridge, Kent, 2001. 
30 pp, 10 7/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Colour photographs. Contents: Pre King George VI sets & single items; 1935 Silver Jubilee sets; Pre King George VI sale items; King George VI sets & single items; King George VI booklets; King Geor ge VI errors & varieties; King George VI Omnibus sets; King George VI sale items. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wrinkle and small stain on rear cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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