The History of Purnell & Sons Ltd. and The British Printing Corporation (Terry Goodman) soon to be presented for sale on the sparkling BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: England: Terry Goodman, 2004, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Signed by the author on the half-title vero unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps; Tables; Photographic end papers & blanks; Appendices ; Plans;
From the cover: This is a story of a small Somerset printing business, in a large Somerset village, that was the centre of the Somerset Coal Field, in the mid 1840s.
It is also the story of the men who had a dream, a dream that came true, to give employment to the many unemployed miners in the village as the coal pits closed down in the latter part of the 19th Century.
The Purnell family founded the business and established it as a village printer; the Harvey family took the business to one of the largest printing concerns in Europe…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIV] 298 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I enchant you with top-drawer choices of my Business History (Individual Firms) catalogue?