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Bristol in 1807 inscribed by Anthony Beeson

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BRISTOL! 'The very fag end of fashion' ... or so one commentator thought in 1770, so what was life like for Bristolians in those days? Here for the first time are collected together fascinating, strange and implausible facts about everyday life for all classes in the city in 1807 - the year of the abolition of the slave trade.

Did you know that a local schoolmaster invented a spanking machine? Or that stealing lead off roofs was chronically common? Foreign visitors (and French prisoners) thought the English drank to excess and behaved atrociously when drunk.

This is a city in which 800 men went on strike for missing breakfast, where hotels and dining rooms kept turtles and served them for dinner, and where College Green was a hotbed of amorous encounters. Here you'll discover the best places to promenade and to flirt - and why Slut the pig was so special.

This is the first book in 200 years to reproduce entertaining and important - though mostly forgotten - descriptions of Bristol and its people by visitors and Bristolians alike. Read what they really thought of the city 'by mud cemented and by smoke obscur'd'. Thorne's flattering poem 'Bristolia' and Robert Lovell's amusingly savage poetical reply 'Bristol - a Satire' are reproduced in facsimile from the rare copies kept in the Bristol Reference Library's collection.

This is an inscribed copy of the book. There are some marks to the page edges and a crease on one corner of the back cover, but the pages inside are bright and the binding is tight.

Item details

Added value:
Inscribed by author
Author(s):
Anthony Beeson
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
27x21cm
Edition:
2009 Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1906593264
ISBN-13:
9781906593261
Number of pages:
237
Publisher:
Redcliffe
Title:
Bristol in 1807

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BRISTOL! 'The very fag end of fashion' ... or so one commentator thought in 1770, so what was life like for Bristolians in those days? Here for the first time are collected together fascinating, strange and implausible facts about everyday life for all classes in the city in 1807 - the year of the abolition of the slave trade.

Did you know that a local schoolmaster invented a spanking machine? Or that stealing lead off roofs was chronically common? Foreign visitors (and French prisoners) thought the English drank to excess and behaved atrociously when drunk.

This is a city in which 800 men went on strike for missing breakfast, where hotels and dining rooms kept turtles and served them for dinner, and where College Green was a hotbed of amorous encounters. Here you'll discover the best places to promenade and to flirt - and why Slut the pig was so special.

This is the first book in 200 years to reproduce entertaining and important - though mostly forgotten - descriptions of Bristol and its people by visitors and Bristolians alike. Read what they really thought of the city 'by mud cemented and by smoke obscur'd'. Thorne's flattering poem 'Bristolia' and Robert Lovell's amusingly savage poetical reply 'Bristol - a Satire' are reproduced in facsimile from the rare copies kept in the Bristol Reference Library's collection.

This is an inscribed copy of the book. There are some marks to the page edges and a crease on one corner of the back cover, but the pages inside are bright and the binding is tight.

Added value:
Inscribed by author
Author(s):
Anthony Beeson
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
27x21cm
Edition:
2009 Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1906593264
ISBN-13:
9781906593261
Number of pages:
237
Publisher:
Redcliffe
Title:
Bristol in 1807

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