DON'T ASK THE PRICE- THE MEMOIRS OF THE PRESIDENT OF MARKS & SPENCER
(Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1986) Demu 8vo 260ppbw photos F/VG (Book ref. 3038) £10.00
THE BUSINESS OF RETAILING.
London. Hutchinson. 1989. lst edn. Large format paperback. 122 pages. B.w. illustrations. Fine in fine papercover. ISBN: 0-09-182282-3. (Book ref. 7736) £30.00
Talking Shop: An Oral History of Retailing in the Harborough Area During the 20th Century (Social History)
Stroud: Alan Sutton Publishing / Leicestershire Museums, Arts & Records Service, 1994. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 075090724X Illustrated card covers, xii + 212 pages, map, b/w illustrations, references, sources, bibliography; no previous owner marks. A fascinating account of the retail trade and life in Market Harborough and surrounding area during the twentieth century, based upon historical research as well as over sixty interviews with shoppers, retailers & shopworkers. (Book ref. 2622) £6.00
MacMillan Dictionary of Retailing
MacMillan, 1991. First Edition. Cloth. Ex Academic Library. Very Good/Very Good. Octavo (Book ref. 22890) £25.00
The Modern Boot and Shoe Maker. A Complete Guide to the Design and Manufacture, Hand and Machine Repairing, Shopfitting and Stocking, Retailing, Book-Keeping and Management, with a Full Account [Cont. In description] 4 Volume Set. [ shoemaking ]
London: The Gresham Publishing Company Ltd, 1919. Decorated Cloth. Good/No d/ws. 4to. "With a Full Account of the Leather Industry, Including all Processes of Preparation, Tanning and Leather Dressing, Written by Practical Men of Wide Experience". Four volume complete set. Hardbacks, each 165mm x 229mm tall. (6.5" x 9" approx.). Pp xii, 280; x, 272; x, 312 & x, 295, with 485 text figs. [plus approximately 130 more, being patterns for military footwear]. Each volume has a full-colour, tissue-guarded frontispiece plate, with a detailed descriptive text, of the Heraldic Arms of the associated Worshipful Companies, these being respectively, The Skinners, The Leathersellers, The Cordwainers, and The Curriers, together with a grand total of 63 further plates, 12 of which are in colour. Original art-deco, blind-stamped cloth-covered boards/gilt spine titles. Rubs to edges and corners with some fading, and with some light splash-marks to the front board of volume four, otherwise sound and internally very good. Additional postage will be required for this heavy set. Please email before ordering for details of the cheapest postal option. (Book ref. 003953) £125.00
London: Lutterworth Press, 1950. Illustrated by Phill (Drawings). 1st. Hard Cover. Good/No Dustwrapper. 8vo A book of 192 pages of the thoughts of a book lover's experiences as a librarian and book seller. Bound in blue hard covers with much dulled titles on the spine. (Book ref. 038351) £6.00
100 Years of Shopping at Boots 1877 - 1977
Boots the Chemists. Paperback. Very Good/No Dustwrapper. 4to A 20 paged illustrated booklet of the work of the company over this period. Stapled into thick paper covers 10" tall. A clean bright booklet with a small bump on the top edge & a hint of rubbing along the spine. (Book ref. 033597) £4.00
A Legend of Retailing. House of Fraser.
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1989. 1st. Cloth Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 4to 0297796801 A large book of the history of this department store. 384 pages illustrated throughout with photographs both in colour and b&w, and some drawings. Bound in dark blue covers, 10 3/4" tall with gilt titles on the spine. With an intact dust wrapper. The book is in nearly as new condition, the dust wrapper just curling on the edges. (Book ref. 032349) £20.00
Geography and Retailing
London: Hutchinson University Library, 1970. 1st. Soft Cloth. Very Good +/No Dustjacket. 8vo 09 100261 3 A very good condition, clean and tight soft covered 8vo book with a small owner's inscription on the front endpaper. (Book ref. 011297) £6.00
London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd., 1965. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good +. 8vo Edited by T. Hamar Jones. This was a book written for students taking the Certificate in Retail Management Principles. 162 unmarked pages including the index and appendix in a blue hatd cover. The unclipped wrapper is a little dusty, but intact and untorn. (Book ref. 000407) £5.00
AN ACT for charging Duties on Licences for retailing Aqua Vitae in Scotland.
London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1818. Pages numbered 165-167, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include SCOTLAND [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK29-2359) £12.00
Geography and Retailing
Chicago: Aldine Publishing, 1970. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 020210051 An important contribution to our understanding of the distribution of retail activities, particularly within cities, this book provides a critical review of the literature on the subject. It points out the major general propositions concerning retailing from the geographical point of view, and identifies key research problems, which need to be examined in order to push forward the frontiers of this sub field of economic geography. It presents a major critique of the central-place model, which has come to hold an important place in the methodology of economic geography, and clearly and decisively shows the model to be static, deterministic, retrospective and of little value for predictive purposes. Scott also shows with regard to the question of the hierarchy of shopping centers (a major facet of central-place thought) that the methodology employed to identify these hierarchies rests on restricted theory, imperfect data, incomplete measures, and arbitrary decisions. Although, he recognizes the value of some of the work associated with the central-place syndrome, the author presents the first effective antithesis to its beguiling and simplistic appeal. He argues that the geography of retailing cannot be understood without reference to the organization of retailing as an economic and social activity and complex patterns of consumer and entrepreneurial behavior, none of which are dealt with in central-place studies. Distinguished by clarity of presentation objectivity of analysis and breadth of inter-disciplinary interest, this is the only book that covers the geography of retailing substantively and methodologically. This book is jargon and mathematics free, and contains the most complete bibliography on the geography of retailing available in a single volume the book. It will be of value to all social scientists concerned with retailing as a major activity, particularly in modern societies. It may be used as a basic or supplementary text for courses in economic geography, marketing and retailing. (Book ref. 028843) £4.99
The Book of Bond Street Old and New
London: Tallis Press, 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 0284985570 An illustrated history of one of London's most famous streets. d/j slightly marked. (Book ref. 028324) £35.00
People and Shopping: A Social Background
London: Ernest Benn, 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0510125239 (Book ref. 025907) £6.99
First with the News. The History of W.H. Smith, 1792-1972
Cape, 1985. Hard Cover. Very Good. 0224021567 A copy in d/w, slightly faded on spine. 42 b&w illustrations. 8vo. Cape, 1985. 510pp. (Book ref. 8982) £10.00
Sweet Shop Success a Handbook for the Sweet Retailer
London: Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons Ltd, 1949. First Edition. Boards. Very Good/Very Good. 9 x 6½ Inches Hardcover Excellent book on how to run a sweet shop successfully, displays, stock rotation, lighting, book keeping and much more. 197 pages plus 31 pges of appendices, in bright clean condition, many B/w illustrations and photographs plus very informative text. the dustwrapper has a few very light marks , a nice copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. (Book ref. 005440) £15.99
Industries of Maidstone
Maidstone: "Standard", 1881. Being a series of descriptive articles reprinted from the Maidstone and Kent County Standard. Fascinating and scarce local business history. 43pp in paper covers. Good, foxing throughout however. (Book ref. 29) £8.00
"City Center to Regional Mall: Architecture, the Automobile and the Retailing in Los Angeles, 1920-50"
"MIT Press 1998" "This book has soft covers.Ex-library,With usual stamps and markings,In good all round condition., 1600grams, ISBN:9780262621250" (Book ref. 2620528) £9.22
"Recent Development in Retailing and Urban Planning"
"PRAG 1979" "This book has soft covers.Ex-library,With usual stamps and markings,In fair condition, suitable as a study copy., 400grams, ISBN:" (Book ref. 2620432) £20.00
"Information Technology (DT200) - In Banking, Finance and Retailing - Block 3 Part A"
"Open University Press 1988" "This book has soft covers.Ex-library,With usual stamps and markings,In fair condition, suitable as a study copy., 250grams, ISBN:" (Book ref. 2615316) £20.00