THE STREETS OF LIVERPOOL. By James Stonehouse, Author of 'Ye Legend of Ye Prehistoric Manne&#...

THE STREETS OF LIVERPOOL. By James Stonehouse, Author of 'Ye Legend of Ye Prehistoric Manne', 'Recollections of a Nonagenarian', 'Lacey's handbook,' etc.


Editorial: Hime and Son, Church Street. nd but [1870], Liverpool, 1870
Librería: Marrins Bookshop (Folkestone, KENT, Reino Unido)

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First edition. 8vo. 5 x 7.5 inches. 230 pp. Bound in original green cloth, blind stamped and decorated, gilt. Extremities worn, top portion of front free endpaper torn out. Occassional finger marks, and some foxing here and there, signature of George Gilbertson at top of title, who probably contributed the pencil notes in text and at the end. Originally appeared in the Liverpool Echo. An historical account of the principal streets of the city, replete with many anecdotes. An example is the account of Lime Street, where the Caxton Printing Office was burnt out in 1821; 'The fire was in existence for months; and it was only finally subdued by the bricks being carted away in a hot state to Mosslake fields, where they were left to cool. So intense was the heat, that men were employed to rake out the bricks one by one, with portions of the burning matter, as they could lay hold of it'. In a part of the same office, a sadistic schoolmaster was reported for systematically thrashing all his pupils every morning 'and such was the excitement on the subject that the school was suddenly closed, the domine being obliged to decamp and take to shop-keeping, in Paradise-street, for a living.' This first edition is very scarce; COPAC records only three copies, in the British Library, Liverpool and Manchester. There are a handful of copies of the second and third (1879) edition TOPOGRAPHY LIVERPOOL TOPOGRAPHY 19TH CENTURY TOPOGRAPHY. N° de ref. de la librería 20990

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Editorial: Hime and Son, Church Street. nd but [1870], Liverpool

Año de publicación: 1870

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Founded by Patrick Marrin's father George in 1946, Marrin's Bookshop has been based in its current Folkestone location since 1963. Patrick has worked in bookselling since 1970. As well as rare antiquarian books, maps and prints, the stock includes a wide range of literature, library sets, travel, history and illustrated books in all fields. We also offer a bookbinding and restoration service. Visitors to the shop are welcome and we exhibit at UK book fairs. A large proportion of our stock can be searched on this website, or at

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