Book Description

title page in red & black; b/w. photo. frontis.; volume contents list; lists of illustrations & of maps & plans; editorial note; members of East Riding of Yorkshire Victoria County History Committee; List of Classes of Documents in the Public Records Office used (with their class numbers); records of the Corporation of Kingston Upon Hull; notes on abbreviations; fold-out b/w. map of central Hull. This volume, the first to be published dealing with the East Riding, is entirely devoted to the City of Kingston upon Hull. Established as a 'new town' in the twelfth century, Hull has ever since been one of the leading ports in the kingdom, and particular attention is given here to its trade, shipping, and commerce. The Baltic trade gives a distinctive flavour to this story, which is diversified by whaling and by the still important deep-sea fishing. The development of the docks is examined in detail, and there are accounts of the Hull Trinity House and of some outstanding surviving buildings, including a number of warehouses.
Dealer Notes
First Edition; Small Folio (over 12" -19" tall); Gilt titles spine with gilt ruling at spine ends; Gilt (three lions) Royal coat of arms of England to front cover; Dust Jacket price-clipped (now in archive acetate film protection); Bookseller's small label inside front cover; Includes index.
Author Allison, K. J. (Editor)
Date 1969
Binding Hardcover (Original Red Cloth)
Publisher Oxford University Press for the University of London Institute of Historical Research
Condition Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket
Pages xx + 498

Price: £50.00

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