Lot 531: British Parliamentary Papers 1800-1900, a complete set of 1,081 volumes, Irish University Press, circa 1969-70

DominicWinter

2015-11-05 11:28:48

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Lot 530: British Parliamentary Papers 1800-1900, a complete set of 1,081 volumes, Irish University Press, circa 1969-70, largely comprising original leather-bound volumes but also including a number of buckram volumes (produced when the original volumes went out of print), folio, VG An ambitious and extraordinary publishing project, a complete set taking approximately 70 metres of shelf space, each volume weighing on average 3.5 kilograms and being 35cm tall. It was the largest single printing project undertaken by a publishing house at the time of printing. The volumes are arranged according to 32 subject areas under 6 groups: Colonial History, Education, Economics, Industrial Revolution, Social History and Government and Law. Subject areas include Slavery (95 volumes), Colonies - General (37 volumes), Africa (70 volumes), Australia (34 volumes), Canada (33 volumes), East India (22 volumes), New Zealand (17 volumes), Civil Disorder (8 volumes), Prisons (21 volumes), Industrial Revolution - Children's Employment (15 volumes), Design (4 volumes), Factories (31 volumes), Textiles (10 volumes), Trade (5 volumes), etc. All volumes are currently still available at an average of ?150 per volume. Due to the physical logistics of this lot only 2 boxes (volumes 1-8: Municipal Corporations; volumes 19-27: Colonies Canada) are available for inspection at the auction rooms. The remainder of the collection can be viewed by appointment in Hay-on-Wye and from where the volumes should be collected after sale. (1081) Dominic Winter's Travel & Natural History Maps, Prints & Sporting Art Early Printed Books Military History Wednesday, 11th November 2015 Estimate: £10000-15000
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