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Edinburgh: Johnston's Map of 1893

Sheet map, folded
Reproduction of “Johnston’s Plan of Edinburgh, Leith, Portobello and Environs, constructed from the latest surveys with additions by the local surveyors of these towns by W. & A.K. Johnston, Edinburgh & London, 1893”.
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Bradshaw's Great Britain & Ireland Handbook 1863

Hardback
by George Bradshaw
Bradshaw’s Handbook or to give it its full title “Bradshaw’s Descriptive Railway Handbook of Great Britain & Ireland” - the book that inspired the TV series Great British Railway Journeys, reproduced in a faithful facsimile edition.
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Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide: Facsimile of the 1913 edition

Hardback
by George Bradshaw
Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide, once an indispensible tool for anyone planning to explore the Continent and now used in the BBC TV series, provides a fascinating glimpse of Europe soon to be convulsed by the First World War and emerge with many of its international borders changed by the conflict
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Booth's Maps of London Poverty: East & West 1889

Multiple copy pack
by Booth, Charles
Charles Booth's famous London Poverty Maps of 1889 reproduced as a set of two maps and presented in a handsome decorative cover with notes on the survey and the classifications adopted for conveying its results.
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The Gentleman's Letter Writer

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The Victorian era was perhaps the golden age of letter writing, an art that has largely now been lost in the face of modern technology and changing codes of conduct.
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East Wales and West Midlands 1897

Folded Map
East Wales and West Midlands in a series of nine sheets from Old House Books covering England and Wales and reproducing mapping originally published in 1897 in The Royal English Atlas to mark Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. Each map comes with a small booklet describing Victorian Britain and is presented in a protective envelope.
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West Wales 1897

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West Wales in a series of nine sheets from Old House Books covering England and Wales and reproducing mapping originally published in 1897 in The Royal English Atlas to mark Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. Each map comes with a small booklet describing Victorian Britain and is presented in a protective envelope.
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London: Braun & Hogenberg's Elizabethan London Map 1572

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A reproduction from the Old Book House of Braun and Hogenberg's map of Elizabethan London first published in 1572. The map is the earliest surviving plan of the whole of London and presents the city much as Shakespeare would have known it.
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Telling Dildrams and Talking Whiff-Whaff: A Dictionary of Provincialisms

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by Holloway, William
First published in 1839, this entertaining dictionary of provincial language aimed to record and preserve the array of England's local dialects. The perfect guide to yaping-about with sosse-brangles and swobbling like a true Victorian trubagully.
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The Flying Scotsman: The World's Most Famous Train

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Hoping to attract attention and passengers, in 1923 the newly-established London and North Eastern Railway Company officially named its premier service - the 10am from London King's Cross to Edinburgh - the Flying Scotsman.
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Bradshaw's International Air Guide 1934

Hardback
by Bradshaw, George
Bradshaw's International Air Guide, the very first edition published in November 1934, in a facsimile reproduction from the Old House Books, with a pull-out map showing air routes in Britain, Europe and worldwide.
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London Midland and Scottish Railway Map 1924: Euston to Inverness

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The London Midland & Scottish Railway Map 1924: Euston to Inverness from The Old Book House presents the whole 567-miles long route divided into eight separate panels printed side by side.
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Bradshaw's Railway Map of GB and Ireland 1907

Sheet map, folded
by Bradshaw, George
Bradshaw’s Railway Map 1907 from the Old Book House provides a reproduction of the map originally published to accompany the famous Bradshaw's Railway Manual 1907. The map shows the rail network of the British Isles at around the peak of its growth at about 23,000 miles in length. Many sea connections to Continental ports and to Ireland are also marked.
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London & North Eastern Railway Map 1924: King's Cross to Mallaig

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The London & North Eastern Railway Map 1924: King's Cross to Mallaig from The Old Book House presents the whole 605-mile long route divided into eights separate panels, printed side by side.
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Great Britain - Baedeker 1937

Hardback
by Baedeker Karl
A comprehensive travel guide to England, Wales and Scotland in the interwar period, this edition is distinguished for its reported association with the Luftwaffe attacks known as the 'Baedeker Blitz' in 1942, during which Exeter, Bath, Norwich, York and Canterbury in particular were targeted. It also includes hints for travellers, English etiquette and 'must-see' places and events.
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Modern Cyclist 1923

Paperback
by Wray, William Fitzwater
A guide to all aspects of cycling and holidaying in Britain during the 1920s, including learning to ride, traps for the unwary and laws and customs of the road. The second section takes a tour of the roads and lodging houses of Britain and Northern France - including hints on the most scenic routes, how to avoid the busy and rather baffling town of Bristol, and understanding the local customs of the French.
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Bradshaw's Great Britain & Ireland Handbook 1863 Special Collector's Edition

Leather / fine binding
by George Bradshaw
Bradshaw’s Handbook or to give it its full title “Bradshaw’s Descriptive Railway Handbook of Great Britain & Ireland” - the book that inspired the TV series Great British Railway Journeys, reproduced in a special collector’s leather-bound edition.
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Mr Darcy's Guide to Courtship: The Secrets of Seduction from Jane Austen's Most Eligible Bachelor

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by Brand, Emily
'Mr Darcy's Guide to Courtship' is no ordinary Regency courtship manual, composed as it is by a Fitzwilliam Darcy as yet unmellowed by contact with Elizabeth Bennet. Full of entirely justified pride and meticulously cultivated prejudice, Jane Austen's most famous (and most fancied) hero here reveals the secrets of his success with the opposite sex, offering hints to both ladies and gentlemen on the rules of...
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London: Theatreland Map 1915

Sheet map, folded
by Gill, MacDonald
London’s Theatreland in 1915 on a reproduction from the Old Book House of a decorative map commissioned by the Underground Electric Railways Company and drawn by the renowned artist Leslie MacDonald (Max) Gill, the younger brother of the sculptor and letterer Eric Gill.
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Southern Rambles for Londoners: Walk the English Countryside with S.P.B Mais' Famous 1948 Guidebook!

Paperback
by Mais, S.P.B.
1948: with post-war Britain's sense 'dulled by traffic and by bombs', this pocket-sized book was a clarion call for readers to rediscover the beauties of the idyllic English countryside. Published by Southern Railways, it recounts the joys of listening to birdsong, picking whortleberries, gazing at the clouds and 'being genial' in the bars of tiny village inns - experiences that had been obscured by war, de...
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