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The Oxford University Press: An Informal History

Sutcliffe, Peter

OUP Oxford, 1978. No marks or inscriptions. No creasing to covers or to spine. A very clean very tight copy with unmarked black cloth boards, very slight dustiness to page edges and no bumping to corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked with single tiny tear and slight creasing to upper edge. Now protected in a fully-removable transparent sleeve. 303pp. The history of one of the great publishing houses of Great Britain with over 500 years to its story.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 9.5 x 6.25 inches.

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£ 6.50
image of Making Provision: A Centenary History of the Provision Trade

Making Provision: A Centenary History of the Provision Trade

Hugh Barty-King

London: Quiller Press, 1986. No marks or inscriptions. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards and minor bumping to upper corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked or torn with slight creasing to upper corners. 171pp. An account of the provision trade which established itself as a Trade Federation in 1877.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 9.5 x 6.25 inches.

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£ 4.95
image of As I Remember : The Life Story of a Lancashire Lad, 1900-1990 : 47 Years in Road Transport

As I Remember : The Life Story of a Lancashire Lad, 1900-1990 : 47 Years in Road Transport

Bridges, Harold

Carnforth, Lancashire: Harold Bridges, 1992. No inscriptions or marks. No creasing to covers or to spine. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards, very slight traces of storage and no bumping to corners. 217pp. The inspiring story of a self-made man who ran his own road haulage firm for 47 years. He received the OBE and K St J. for his work.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good (+). 9.75 x 7.5 inches.

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£ 4.95
image of The Book of Guinness Advertising

The Book of Guinness Advertising

Brian Sibley

Enfield: Guinness Books, 1985. No marks or inscriptions. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards and no bumping to corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked or torn with slight crease to upper front corner. 221pp. A celebration of over fifty years of amusing and entertaining Guinness advertisements, told in the text and by the adverts themselves.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 12 x 9 inches.

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£ 12.50
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An Illustrated History of the Hudson's Bay Company

Peter C. Newman

Toronto Canada: Penguin Books Canada Ltd, 1995. No marks or inscriptions. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked , slightly indented red cloth boards and no bumping to corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked or torn or creased with some indenting to front. 223pp. A lavish work covering the history of Canada's Hudson's Bay Company, , world's oldest continuous commercial enterprise which began in the 1600s. Very well illustrated.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good (+). 12.25 x 9.25 inches.

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£ 12.50
image of A More Expeditious Conveyance : The Story of the Royal Mail Coaches

A More Expeditious Conveyance : The Story of the Royal Mail Coaches

Bevan Rider

London: J. A. Allen, 1984. No marks or inscriptions. No creasing to covers or to spine. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked red cloth boards and minor bump to lower rear corner. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked or torn or creased with slight rubbing to upper edge and minor traces of storage. 159pp. An account of the first mail carriages which began in 1784 and which developed into today's Royal Mail service, most of this study covering its first fifty years.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good (+). 10 x 7 inches.

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£ 4.95
image of The Story of the Mossley Wool Combing and Spinning Co. Ltd 1932-1982

The Story of the Mossley Wool Combing and Spinning Co. Ltd 1932-1982

Dupont-Lhotelain, Hubert (compiler)

Mossley, Tameside: Mossley Wool Combing and Spinning Co. Ltd, 1982. No marks or inscriptions to contents. Very slight creasing to covers. Clean very tight pages with foxed/sunned but otherwise unmarked boards and no bumping to corners. 71pp. The Company was established by Mossley Aldermen going out and looking for work following the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and the subsequent loss of the cotton mill work in the town. They persuaded industrialists from Roubaix to bring the machinery over to Mossley and set up in the now empty mills as a wool combing and spinning firm. Published to celebrate the Golden Anniversay of the Company in 1982. Very scarce.. Soft Cover. Good. 9 x 6.75 inches.

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£ 15.00
image of Pedlar's Legacy: Origins and History of Empire Stores, 1831-1981

Pedlar's Legacy: Origins and History of Empire Stores, 1831-1981

Patrick Beaver

London: Henry Melland, 1981. No marks or inscriptions. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked gilt embossed boards and no bumping to corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked or torn or creased. Now protected in fully-removable transparent sleeve. 127pp. The story of the mail order company Empire Stores based in Bradford Yorkshire. The firm originated in the humble trade of a travelling pedlar who took to the road in 1820. The mail order part of the business was set up in 1962 as one of the first in the field to supply many of the necessities of life to the very poor on credit terms they could afford. Tucked in is a compliment slip for the Jubilee Celebration of 1821 - 1981.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 9.25 x 6.5 inches.

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£ 11.00
image of Brick Upon Brick : Co-Operative Permanent Building Society 1884-1934

Brick Upon Brick : Co-Operative Permanent Building Society 1884-1934

Mansbridge, Albert

  • Seller: Godley Books
  • Published: 1934
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition
London: J M Dent & Sons Ltd/ RHS, 1934. No marks or inscriptions. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked brick-red cloth boards, slightly dusty page edges and no bumping to corners. Dust jacket not price clipped with pieces missing from edges and spine. Now protected in fully-removable transparent sleeve. 236pp. The history of the Co-operative Permanent Building Society written in its Jubilee year.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Poor. 8.75 x 5.75 inches.

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£ 6.75
image of William Kenyon and Sons : A Century's Work 1866-1966

William Kenyon and Sons : A Century's Work 1866-1966

Kenyon, G. H. And C. G.

  • Seller: Godley Books
  • Published: 1966
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition
Dukinfield: William Kenyon and Sons, 1966. Ex FE college library book with usual (minimal( marks and stamps - to front end paper and reverse of title page only. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards and minor bump to lower front corner. Dust jacket not price clipped with fading to spine and rear margin and signs of storage. 82pp. History of the international company based in Dukinfield, east of Manchester which manufactures ropes and twine etc including the rope used on Everest by Hilary and Tenzing in 1953.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 9 x 7 inches.

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£ 4.95
image of The History of Robinson's Brewery

The History of Robinson's Brewery

Lynn F Pearson

Altrincham, Cheshire: Morris Nicholson Cartwright Ltd, 1997. No marks or inscriptions. A lovely clean very tight copy with unmarked gilt embossed black cloth boards and no bumping to corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked or torn with some indentation and traces of storage. 137pp. History of the Unicorn brewery of Robinson's in Stockport from the mid-19th century. Very well illustrated.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 12 x 9 inches.

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£ 17.50
image of Cadbury's Purple Reign: The Story Behind Chocolate's Best-Loved Brand

Cadbury's Purple Reign: The Story Behind Chocolate's Best-Loved Brand

John Bradley

Chichester, Sussex: John Wiley & Sons, 2008. No marks or inscriptions. No creasing to covers or to spine. A very clean very tight copy with unmarked brown cloth boards and very minor bumping to corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked or torn with rubbing/light creasing to upper edge. 342pp. The Cadbury story, written by a senior managar from the company with twenty-four years experience.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (+)/Very Good. 10 x 6.75 inches.

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£ 7.25
image of In Good Company : 125 Years at the Heinz Table

In Good Company : 125 Years at the Heinz Table

Dienstag, Eleanor Foa

New York: Warner Books, 1994. No marks or inscriptions. No creasing to covers or to spine. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards and no bumping to corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked or crease with tiny enclosed tear at front spine margin. 352pp. Foreword by Henry Kissinger. This celebrates a quintessential American success story, the H J Heinz company marking its 125th anniversary year. Its colourful cast of characters and global cornucopia of products are the stuff of history, business and marketing legends. Photos, illustrations and a host of adverts celebrating 'Heinz 57'.. First Edition. Hardback. Fine/Very Good (+). 9.25 x 6.25 inches.

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£ 5.50
image of William Kenyon and Sons : A Century's Work (Signed By Sir George Kenyon)

William Kenyon and Sons : A Century's Work (Signed By Sir George Kenyon)

Kenyon, G. H. and C. G.

  • Seller: Godley Books
  • Published: 1966
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Edition: First Edition
Dukinfield: William Kenyon and Sons, 1966. No marks or inscriptions. Crease to rear cover. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards and no bumping to corners. 82pp. History of the international company based in Dukinfield, east of Manchester which manufactures ropes and twine etc including the rope used on Everest by Hilary and Tenzing in 1953.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 9 x 7 inches.

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£ 9.00
image of Fifty Years of Unilever, 1930-1980

Fifty Years of Unilever, 1930-1980

Reader, W.J.

London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1980. No marks or inscriptions. No creasing to covers or to spine. A very clean crisp very tight copy with bright unmarked boards and no bumping to corners. Appears unread. 148pp. Story of the soap and food manufacturer from Port Sunlight, Ellesmere Port in the Wirral, Cheshire.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine. 9.75 x 7.25 inches.

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£ 5.95
image of The Story of Woodford Bourne: Wine Importers Established 1750 (Signed By Author)

The Story of Woodford Bourne: Wine Importers Established 1750 (Signed By Author)

Nicholson, David; MacKeown, Philip

Cork: W. B. Publications, 2005. Inscribed by David Nicholson on front end paper. No other marks or inscriptions. No creasing to covers or to spine. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards and bumping to top of spine/upper corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked or torn with very slight creasing to upper corners. 112pp. The story of over 250 years of one of Ireland's largest wine importers. An interesting look at a successful fifth generation family business. Well illustrated. Scarce.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 11 x 8.5 inches.

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£ 25.00
image of The Road from Aston Cross: An Industrial History, 1875-1975

The Road from Aston Cross: An Industrial History, 1875-1975

Wright, Louise

Leamington Spa: Smedley-HP Foods Ltd, 1975. No marks or inscriptions. No creasing to covers or to spine. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked red cloth boards, very clear gilt lettering to front and spine and no bumping to corners. 96 plates, 19 pages intro etc and text on 76pp. The story of the food business which began as the Midland Vinegar Company under Edwin Samson Moore and after a number of amalgamations and name changes remained the firm which made HP Sauce.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. 9.75 x 7.5 inches.

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£ 8.75
image of A History of R. A. Barrett & Co : Mineral Waters - Ashton under Lyne

A History of R. A. Barrett & Co : Mineral Waters - Ashton under Lyne

Sullivan, B.

  • Seller: Godley Books
  • Published: 1990
  • Condition: Good
  • Edition: First Edition
Privately Printed, 1990. No marks or inscriptions. Minor creasing to covers. Very clean very tight pages with very slightly marked well rubbed boards. 28pp. Concise history of Barretts Mineral Water and Pop Company of Ashton-under-Lyne in Lancashire from 1863 to 1977. Well illustrated in black & white. Extremely scarce.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good. 11.5 x 8 inches.

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£ 20.00
image of Back to the Grindstone : Personal Recollections of the Sheffield Cutlery Industry

Back to the Grindstone : Personal Recollections of the Sheffield Cutlery Industry

Housley, Herbert

Sheffield: The Hallamshire Press, 1998. No marks or inscriptions. Minor creasing to some corners, none to spine. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards, faint creasing to upper corner of last few pages and no bumping to corners. 174pp. Autobiography of Bert Housley, partner in the family cutlery manufacturing firm of H Housley & Sons of Sheffield. Includes much in general about cutlery manufacturing in Sheffield and the author's views on why Sheffield stopped being at the forefront of this industry. Scarce.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 9.25 x 6.25 inches.

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£ 12.50
image of The History of Robinson's Brewery

The History of Robinson's Brewery

Pearson, Dr Lynn F.

Altrincham, Cheshire: Morris Nicholson Cartwright Ltd, 1997. No marks or inscriptions. A lovely clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards and no bumping to corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked or torn or creased with evidence of storage. 137pp. The story of the Frederic Robinson family brewery of Stockport, established over five generations and one of Britain's largest regional brewers. Very well illustrated. Scarce.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 12 x 9 inches.

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£ 19.50
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