Bristol in the Eighteenth Century (Patrick McGrath)

Bristol in the Eighteenth Century (Patrick McGrath) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my History section. priced at just £4.00!

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1972, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Facsimiles; Eight studies originally published by the Bristol Branch of the Historical Association.

From the cover: The eighteenth century was Bristols golden age. The port, and the population, were second only to Londons, and the city held a key role in Britains overseas commerce. It was also the focus of the economic, social and cultural life of the west. These eight studies, each first published as a pamphlet by the Bristol branch of the Historical Association, give detailed and vivid insight into various aspects of Bristols life at this time: the port and the slave trade, the famous Theatre Royal and outstanding personalities. Each study is written by an expert in the aspect concerned, and an unusual and stimulating picture emerges.

Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper which is tanned on the verso. Previous owners’ gift inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.

Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 227 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5½”.

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