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ENGELS (Frederick): The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844, with [new] Preface Written in 1892,
translated by Florence Kelley Wischenewetzky, first London edition, xix, 298, [2], + 4pp advertisements, octavo, a very good clean copy in original black lettered red cloth, London, Swan Sonnenschein, 1892. * The Condition of the Working Class is Engels best-known work and in many ways still the best study of the working class in Victorian England. It was also Engels's first book, written during his stay in Manchester from 1842 to 1844. Manchester was then at the very heart of the Industrial Revolution and Engels compiled his study from his own observations and detailed contemporary reports. The fluency of his writing, the personal nature of his insights, and his talent for mordant satire combine to make this account of the life of the victims of early industrial change into a classic - a historical study that parallels and complements the fictional works of the time by such writers as Gaskell and Dickens. What Cobbett had done for agricultural poverty in his Rural Rides, Engels did - and more - in this work on the plight of the industrial workers in the England of the early 1840s. Engels paints an unforgettable picture of daily life in the new industrial towns, and for miners and agricultural workers in a savage indictment of the greed of the bourgeoisie. His later preface, written for this first English edition of 1892 brought the story up-to-date in the light of forty years' further reflection. (Book ref. 20521)   £100.00
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Olsen (Donald J.): The City as a Work of Art: London, Paris and Vienna
Yale University Press, 1986. Near fine in pictorial card wrappers, 341pp. Illustrated throughout, quarto. 1st edition of this detailed study of the 19th century development of London, Paris and Vienna. (Book ref. 20413)   £15.00
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BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: IRISH UNIVERSITY PRESS: URBAN AREAS: SANITATION
comprising: Sanitation (7 vols) large folio. * These reports provide a detailed account of the housing situation in the context of legislation passed since the 1850s, and range from aspects such as overcrowding and poor sanitation, sewarage of the metropolis, drainange, river pollution, to finance and the role of local and central government authorities. PHOTOGRAPHS & FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. There are approximately 5,000 British Parliamentary Papers for the period 1800 to 1900 - a mountain of source material that, however, because of its traditional chronological arrangement, has been difficult to access. The Irish University Press programme of facsimile reprints of these papers overcame this by commissioning academic specialists to select the most important papers and group them on the principle of 32 subject sets in the folio size of the originals. This series was published c.1960-1972. All the volumes are strongly bound in the publisher's original half green morocco leather. They are designed to outlast generations of heavy use and wear and have the great advantage over the original printings because on a strong laid acid free paper. Reproductions of original maps and other illustrations are included throughout the series. Each volume now offered has neat library stamp on front endpaper and verso title, otherwise entirely unmarked and in excellent condition. (Book ref. 20135)   £250.00
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BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: IRISH UNIVERSITY PRESS: URBAN AREAS: PLANNING
comprising: Planning (10 vols) large folio. These reports provide a detailed account of the need for urban planning in the context of legislation passed since the 1850s, and range from aspects such as overcrowding and poor sanitation, metropolis improvements, town holdings, to finance and the role of local and central government authorities. PHOTOGRAPHS & FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. There are approximately 5,000 British Parliamentary Papers for the period 1800 to 1900 - a mountain of source material that, however, because of its traditional chronological arrangement, has been difficult to access. The Irish University Press programme of facsimile reprints of these papers overcame this by commissioning academic specialists to select the most important papers and group them on the principle of 32 subject sets in the folio size of the originals. This series was published c.1960-1972. All the volumes are strongly bound in the publisher's original half green morocco leather. They are designed to outlast generations of heavy use and wear and have the great advantage over the original printings because on a strong laid acid free paper. Reproductions of original maps and other illustrations are included throughout the series. Each volume now offered has neat library stamp on front endpaper and verso title, otherwise entirely unmarked and in excellent condition. (Book ref. 20134)   £350.00
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[CHADWICK, Edwin with others]; Buccleuch (Walter Francis Scott, Duke): First Report of the Commissioners for Inquiring into the State of Large Towns and Populous Districts. Vol. II. WITH: ditto, Second Report, Vol I.
2 vols [only of 4]; xii, 488; viii, 486pp royal octavo, folding plates, original cloth, hinges worn and split but would recase well, London, Clowes, HMSO, 1844-5. The publication of Chadwick's 1843 Report into the Sanitary Condition of the labouring population of Great Britain inspired the creation in 1843 of the Royal Commission for inquiry into the State of Large Towns and Populous Districts (The Health of Towns Commission.) It proved to the basis for all subsequent legislation of the 'forties and 'fifties. It was to sanitary science what the 1834 Poor Law Report was to public assistance. In both cases Chadwick's individual Report outlined the plan that was later adopted by the Royal Commission. In both Chadwick played a dominant part in the Royal Commission's deliberations and drafted most of the Report. (Book ref. 19978)   £90.00
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Kelley, Allen C. and Williamson, Jeffrey G.: What Drives Third World City Growth?: A Dynamic General Equilibrium Approach,
First Edition, 273pp large octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, Princeton University Press, 1984. (Book ref. 19752)   £12.00
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BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: AMERICA COST OF LIVING: COST OF LIVING IN AMERICAN TOWNS, Report of an Enquiry by the Board of Trade
into Working Class Rents, Housing and Retail Prices, together with the Rates of Wages in Certain Occupations in the Principal Industrial Towns of the United States of America, with an Introductory Memorandum and a Comparison of Conditions in the United States and the United Kingdom, First Edition, xcii, 533pp folio, map, a few library marks but a very good copy bound contemporary half calf, London, HMSO, 1911. Cmd 5609. One of a series of important comparative detailed international social surveys undertaken by the Board of Trade at that time. The particular focus was "the condition of the working classes in industrial towns." For this volume 28 representative towns and cities were selected for detailed investigation. (Book ref. 19531)   £390.00
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ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY: Christianity and Industrial Problems, being the Report of the Archbishops' Fifth Committee of Inquiry,
147pp octavo, disbound, London, National Mission by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1918. Includes long sections on Urban Life and Industry, Education - and with a bibliography. (Book ref. 19523)   £18.00
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BERGEL (Egon Ernest): Urban Sociology,
First Edition, xii, 558pp royal octavo, a very good copy in original cloth, New York, McGraw-Hill, 1955. (Book ref. 19160)   £18.00
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McLEOD (Hugh): Class and Religion in the Late Victorian City,
First Edition, 360pp large octavo, a few library marks but a good copy in original cloth with dust-wrapper, free front endpaper removed, London, Croom Helm, 1974. (Book ref. 18680)   £10.00
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SCHAFFER (Frank): The New Town Story,
First Edition, 342pp tall octavo, folding tables, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, London, MacGibbon, 1970. (Book ref. 18503)   £10.00
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FRASER (Douglas): Village Planning in the Primitive World,
First Edition, 128pp small folio, plates, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, twith dust-wrapper, London, Studio Vista, c.1976. (Book ref. 18227)   £10.00
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GANS (Herbert J.): The Levittowners, Ways of Life and Politics
in a New Suburban Comminity, First Edition, xxix, 474pp royal 8vo, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, a few library marks, New York, Pantheon, 1967. An extensive sociological study of life and how society develops in a new American suburban town in New Jersey. (Book ref. 18090)   £10.00
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WOMEN'S GROUP ON PUBLIC WELFARE:: Our Towns, A Close-Up.
A Study made in 1939-42, xx, 143pp 8vo, library cloth, library stamp on title, good, London, Oxford University Press, 1943. An interesting study of living standards of the poor - sponsored by a philanthropic women's charity with specific interest in researching the social welfare of women. (Book ref. 14287)   £22.00
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WILSHER (Peter): The Exploding Cities,
second edition, 238pp a few library stamps but a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, free front endpaper removed, London, Deutsch, 1977. (Book ref. 5062)   £10.00
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WHYTE (William H.): The Last Landscape,
First Edition, 376pp large octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, title page unmarked, with dust-wrapper, New York, Doubleday, 1968. (Book ref. 15785)   £22.00
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WEBER (Adna Ferrin): The Growth of Cities in the Nineteenth Century,
facsimile reprint of the original edition of 1899, xxvi, 495pp royal octavo, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, library stamp on verso of title, Ithaca, Cornell University Press, 1963. First published in 1899 this classic pioneer work was the first comprehensive contribution to urban studies by an American. (Book ref. 12311)   £12.00
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WACHER (John): The Towns of Roman Britain,
First Edition, 460pp quarto, plates, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, library stamp on verso of title, London, Batsford, 1975. (Book ref. 3425)   £15.00
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VEREKER (Charles, and others): Urban Redevelopment and Social Change. A Study of Social Conditions in Central Liverpool 1955-6,
First Edition, ix, 150pp 8vo, a very good copy in original cloth, library stamp on verso of title, Liverpool, Liverpool University Press, 1961. (Book ref. 3424)   £10.00
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TURNOCK (David): Patterns of Highland Development,
First Edition, 272pp royal octavo, plates, library label on front endpaper and small library name stamp inside front cover, otherwise unmarked, an excellent copy in original cloth, with dustwrapper (this with number at foot of spine - the binding itself is unmarked), London, Macmillan, 1970. (Book ref. 8773)   £12.00
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