Manchester and District Old and New: Useful Knowledge for Health and Home.
London Souvenir Magazines Ltd. nd. (c. 1930)
viii + 183pp. with b/w illus, photos, and period adverts. 8vo in cushioned imitation morocco with gilt script title on front. Only very slight rubbing to front joint, all together a very good and bright copy. A lovely and illuminating almanac from the turn of the century, filled with rich cultural material such as practical instructions for papering a house, appropriate diets for children of all ages, and adverts selling houses (£395!). From a housing perspective the best part of this is the hundreds of adverts for speculative housing estate houses in the Wilmslow, Heaton Chapel, Hazel Grove etc areas of Manchester. Rather like similar Metroland publications produced in parallel in the south east.