Wrightson’s New Triennial Directory Of Birmingham 1818..
Bound in original red cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper, which has slightly sunned spine and some edge chips including head and tail of spine. A little wear to extremities and light fore edge foxing; otherwise a very good copy. 1980 inscription on first free endpaper.
Frank Graham, 6, Queen's Terrace, 2.,
Newcastle upon Tyne
[original title page:]...including an alphabetical list of the merchants, tradesmen, and respectable inhabitants of the town; the different trades, arranged under their own particular heads; and the departures and arrivals of the various mails, coaches, waggons, boats, and every other conveyance. embellished with plates, engraved purposefully for this work. (birmingham: r. wrightson, 7, new-street, 1818).
4to. 5.5 x 8 inches. [vi] + 198 pp.
Illustrated by 4 folding plates, including plan and by 53 pages of plates, including some double page. Decorated by publisher's device on title page.
Facsimile reprint of the 1818 directory by the Birmingham publisher, Robert Wrightson. The first part is arranged alphabetically by name, followed by occupation and address. The second part is organised by trade, followed by lists of civic officials, details of mail collections and travel by coach, wagon, canal, etc. A very useful survey of the multifarious trades of Birmingham during the early industrial revolution.
[Stock No. 25181]