FORD METHODS AND THE FORD SHOPS.
NY Engineering Magazine Co. . 1st Ed. Royal 8vo. x + 440pp. Profusely ills. thoughout, several plans. Some very light marginal browning, original gilt lettered cloth, faded and creased to spine, some rubbing to extremities. Works Management Library.Originally published in ‘Engineering Magazine’ as a series. Preface and copyright dated 1915. US$195 (Book ref. 204081) £125.00
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
EELS, PIE AND MASH.
The Museum of London. 1995. lst edn. Large format paperback. 192 pages. B.w. photographs. Fine, with small gift message on first page, in a near-fine papercover with slight curl to bottom front corner. 50 years ago there were some 150 eels, pie and mash shops prospering in the Capital. Now only a fraction remain. This evocative, photographic portrayal of today's eels, pie and mash shops dovetails superbly with a wry and carefully researched history of their counterparts of yesteryear. For 5 years Chris Clunn photographed the Capital's remaining establishments alongside their colourful owners, workers and punters. Scarce. ISBN: 0904818608. (Book ref. 2550) £89.95
LIBERTY'S - A Biography of a Shop.
London. Allen & Unwin. 1975. lst edn. PAPERBACK. 159 pages. Colour and b.w. illustrations. V.g. with ageing to edge of textblock, in a v.g. papercover. No markings or inscriptions. ISBN: 0043800211. (Book ref. 4438) £4.00
The Bookselling Business
London: Pitman, 1974. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 027300297X Bright condition, pictorial dustjacket, blue binding, x + 246 pages, appendices, index. A comprehensive view of the bookselling business in the 1970s, much of which is still relevant today. Thomas Joy was Managing Director of Hatchards in Piccadilly (Book ref. 6971) £4.00
Looking in Junk Shops.
London; Max Parrish, 1961.. VG. First edition. Hardback, 6.75 x 4.25 ins, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 254 pages, 200 approx collectables listed in alphabetical order, numerous line drawings by Susan Holland, specimen pottery & porcelain marks, reading list. VG+ clean book, no previous owner name. Lacks dustjacket. (Book ref. 4349) £4.00
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
Garden Party Given to the Members of the Bookstalls and Shops Staff of W H Smith and Son at Greenlands Henley on Thames
Henley on Thames UK: Greenlands, 1938. First Edition. Card Covers. Good Plus/No Jacket. 7 ¾ x 5½ Inches Signed by Viscount Hambleden Card Covers Programme and menu for a garden party in July 1938 given for the to the Members of the Bookstalls and Shops Staff of W H Smith and Son at Greenlands Henley on Thames. 22 pages in bright clean condition just some light browning to title page and last blank page. Several old photographs and large pull out map of Greenlands at rear. Menu card with silver raised lettering and emblem of Hambleden enclosed. SIGNED by VISCOUNT HAMBLEDEN and VICOUNTESS HAMBLEDEN beneath their photographs, also signed by ???? Smith with W H Smith written below and another unknown signature and Laura 6 in childs writing, all signatures in pencil. Ouiter card covers have a couple of very light marks barely noticeable, a very nice copy of an interesting item SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 005646) £25.00
Shops, Shed and Road
London: Percival Marshall. Cloth Boards. Fair/No Jacket. 8vo Boards have heavy damp damage, PP clean and tidy (Book ref. 000566) £30.00
Edinburgh Shops Past and Present ( Signed Copy);
Edinburgh, Malcolm Cant Publications, 2005; Reprint. Hardback. 9.5" x 10". Nr fine/ Dust jacket Nr fine. 88pp with numerous photographs. Signed by the Author on title page.. Green covers with gilt title on spine. Protected dust jacket. " In an ideal world, all our favourite shops would remain open. But times and fashions change; people die or move on; and buildings are demolished. This collection of photographs is the next best thing, and will no doubt remind many of their youth. Edinburgh has always maintained a breathtaking variety of retail premises, it seems; and soon, who will remember what a drapery or hosiery store was without a book such as this? Edinburgh Shops Past and Present is not only a nostalgic look at what people bought in times now gone, but is a window onto a whole society, warts and all. This is a book to delight old and young, natives and non-natives, reactionaries and modernists." (Book ref. 18174) £17.00
The Law Relating to Shops
Charles Knight, 1952. Hard Cover. Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 72 pp. blue cloth, sl. marked, edges + spine sl. rubbed , text clean (Book ref. 095522) £12.00
The OFFICES, SHOPS and RAILWAY PREMISES ACT 1963 REPORT by the SECRETARY of STATE for EMPLOYMENT and PRODUCTIVITY for the Year ended 31st December 1971.
London: HMSO, 1972. 10-239472-5 41pp. 8vo. Paper wrappers. Rebound in card covers. British Parliamentary paper. HC 394. Neat library mark. A very clean copy. (Book ref. 158759) £6.00
REPORT of the CHIEF INSPECTOR OF FACTORIES to Her Majesty's PRINCIPAL SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT, for the Year ending 31st October 1879.
London: HMSO, 1880. 141pp. Folio. Paper wrappers. Rebound in card covers. British Parliamentary paper. C.-2489. With Return of Prosecutions with named individuals with much abuse of women and child labour. Odd discret library mark. A clean copy. (Book ref. 158716) £15.00
Cadogen City Guides : New York : History, Art, Walks, Hotels, Cafes, Shops, Day Trips
London: Cadogan, 1991. First British Edition. Pictoral Softcover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 0946313997 Ex-Library Usual Markings a little wear to cover edges and page edges.internally clean.loose inside first page otherwise in very good condition.452pp including index (Book ref. 055431) £5.00
Shops and Shopping 1800-1914.
London: George Allen & Unwin, 1967. Second Impression. Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. Profusely illustrated with black and white plates and text illustrations. No inscriptions. 304 pages. Near very good dustwrapper which has 1closed tear and minor edgewear. Not price-clipped and protected in a removable cover. The author has gathered her information from the archives of famous stores and from retired members of the drapery trade; from old newspapers and magazines, catalogues, department ledgers and shop bills. (Book ref. 16318) £10.00
Amersham: Hulton Educational Pubs, 1974. Illus: Yvonne Poulton. Reprint. Good green/white cloth h/b with black illus & lettering to cover & black lettering to spine; No d/w. 13cms x 19.75cms, 93pp. B/w illus & index to eps; b/w map & illus throughout. Ex school library with stamp to title page & rep. Wear to covers. Clean & unmarked within. Weight 176g. (Book ref. 2117) £10.00
London: E. & F. N. Spon Ltd., 1978. 1st. Paperback. Good/No Dustwrapper. 8vo 0419112901 Text with some pencil marks in the margins of pages towards the end of the book. Tightly bound in covers rubbed on the edges & with some creases. A tea(?) stain at the top edge of the preliminary pages only. (Book ref. 031582) £14.00
Shops and Shopping
Sussex: Wayland Publishers Ltd., 1976. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo 853404380 One of the Eyewitness history books. A clean book with no inscriptions in an unclipped dust wrapper. (Book ref. 021496) £6.00
Touring British Antique Shops
Melksham: Carol Fisher Publishing, 1996. 1st. Paperback. Fine/No Dustjacket. 8vo 0951 9653 2 8 60 route maps, over 1100 towns and villages & 3500 antique dealers, now includes Scotland, Wales & Ulster. 8vo 495 pages. Fine paperback copy. (Book ref. 007793) £6.00
People Magazine (not sold in shops) 17 February 1991 -Madonna Cover + 3 Page Article
London: Mirror Group Newspapers, 1991. Pictorial Paper Covers. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Magazine Cover loose at fold to stapled binding, small tear to botom edge, rear cover.O/wise bright and clean. 50 pp. (Book ref. 002643) £4.00