London: Simpkin & Marshall, 1851. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good. Item #305961
Original cloth binding, gilt lettered to the upper board. Spine split along the length of the upper board, but both boards and the spine firmly attached. Inscribed by the editor at the head of the title page. Contents very clean and sound. Portrait frontis, title page, 7 pages, 154 pages. Bookplate of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire on the front pastedown, and ticket on the rear pastedown. When William Stout of Lancaster set up his own business as a shopkeeper in Lancaster in 1688, he first commissioned a joiner to fit out his shop. He then set out on a borrowed horse, with a number of other shopkeepers, for London, carrying the princely sum of £120 (several years’ wages for an unskilled man) in cash, where he planned to buy goods to stock his shop. (Leigh Shaw-Taylor, Cambridge Group for the History of Population & Social Structure, 2017). Size: Octavo (14 x 22.5 cms).. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; New Arrivals; Featured. Inventory No: 305961.
Keywords: BZDB395 Antiquarian & Rare; New Arrivals; Featured. 1851 Autobiography of William Stout of Lancaster Wholesale and Retail Grocer and Ironmonger a Member of the Society of Friends AD 16651752 Edited from the original manuscript by J Harland Editor