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BAINES, THOMAS. - History of the Commerce and Town of Liverpool, and of the rise of manufacturing industry in the adjoining counties.

London, Longman & Liverpool, the Author 1852. Fat octavo contemporary diced calf (rubbed); xvi,844,12,13pp, litho frontispiece and 3 folding plans (one with a piece torn from a corner). ¶ The author's copy. Only edition and, with this copy, as close as we will get to a planned second edition in 1881. On front blanks Baines has written the preface for the second edition, the title has been marked up for a second edition and much of the text annotated and corrected. All this is in shaky but not infirm pencil and the annotations, extensive in the earlier pages, diminish and peter out at page 288 (the end of chapter nine). Baines died in October 1881, aged about 75 - this was clearly his last and too ambitious project.
AUD 750.00 [Appr.: EURO 481.75 US$ 567.85 | £UK 429.75 | JP¥ 63627] Book number 6449

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