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Companion to the Almanac, or Yearbook of General Information (16 volumes)
1 Companion to the Almanac, or Yearbook of General Information (16 volumes)
London Charles Knight 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
Book. 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall. Continuous run of Knight's Companion to the Almanac from 1828 to 1858, with one index volume as well covering up to 1843. Chock-a-block with interesting information on virtually all aspects of economic, business and social affairs in Britain during reign of William IV up until the mid-Victorian era. While rich in statistical and demographic information, these volumes are much, much more, with articles that describe and analyze with rigor the issues and developments of the day. Many plates and illustrations of significant architectural and engineering projects scattered throughout. Thus this can serve as both an invaluable primary source reference for the period as well as an entertaining resource for the more casual student of English history. All volumes have been professionally recased and bound with handsome light brown calf spines, preserving Victorian marbled boards and calf spine tips. All volumes are tight and clean inside. Modern marbled endpapers. Other than wear to old calf corners, this would be a fine set. 
Price: 950.00 USD
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The Canning Wonder, Machen, Arthur
2 Machen, Arthur The Canning Wonder
London Chatto & Windus 1925 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Book. 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall. 250 pp., + 8 plates. Some soilage on pink/red boards. Tiny edge chips on endpaper. Soilage/foxing to half-title leaf. Otherwise, tight and clean interior. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Mid-Georgian London, Phillips, Hugh
3 Phillips, Hugh Mid-Georgian London
London Collins 1964 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket Jacket 
Book. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. 321 pp. Profusely illustrated social and cultural history and appreciation of Hogarthian London. Delightful work captures the hustle and bustle of city during the heyday of the Kit Kat Club, Alexander Pope, George Handel, Chippendale, etc. Here find magnificent trade cards for long forgotten trades, a society both impossibly decorous by our standards yet also impossibly crude or vulgar by our lights. Recounted are such obscure events as the Earthquake of London, notorious executions, spectacular masques, etc. Phillips brings an academic rigor to his subject yet never fails to entertain or make the lively canvas as vivid as a Fielding or Richardson novel, to which this history should be an indispensable supplement. This copy would be fine on all points but for some light fox marks on the rear side foreedge which is why I describe it as near fine. DJ is fine, and now protected with mylar. Illustrations include some in color. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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4 Sydney, William Connor The Early Days of the Nineteenth Century in England 1800-1820 (2 volumes in one)
London George Redway 1898 Hardcover Very Good 
Book. 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall. viii, 263, viii, 243 pp. Social and cultural history of Regency England. Clean and tight copy. Minor wear of contemporary green cloth. Overall very good or better. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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