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The First of the Century: Being Some Account of Leeds and its Neighbourhood Prepared for the use of Members of the Institute of Journalist on the Occasion of their Visit to the West Riding of Yorkshire for the Conference of 1901

By W. Herbert Scott

1901

West Riding District Recpetion : Leeds

8" by 4.5"

44pp

 

 

 

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A very scarce handbook produced for the 1901 conference of the Institute of Journalists in Leeds, with two folding maps, and illustrations throughout.

This charming work is a handbook produced for the 1901 conference of the Institute of Journalists in Leeds. With a page dedicated to the places of amusements in Leeds, including the Grand Theatre, the Theatre Royal Land's Lane, the Queens' Theatre Holbeck, and the Empire Palace Theatre Briggate. Including a page dedicated to the schedule of the conference, beginning of Saturday 24th August 1901 and ending on 20th September 1901. Such plans include a morning service at the parish church, a meting of council at Yorkshire College, a ladies' committee, a memorial photograph being taken at Yorkshire College, a conference dinner, meeting the Lord Mayor of Leeds, and a garden party hosted by the Mayor of Harrogate. Also with information to the rear about travelling in Leeds, including fares and schedules of the tramways, information about cab fares, and also information about the postal and telephone system. This work was produced by W. Herbert Scott, of who little is known about. He did, however, publish two other books, 'The West Riding of Yorkshire at the Opening of the Twentieth Century', and 'Leeds in the Great War and a Roll of Honour'. Folding map of a sketch plan of Leeds, showing tram routes and railways Folding plate showing the Yorkshire College in 1899 with a block plan. Folding map of the North Eastern railway system. With nineteen in-text illustrations and two plates. Collated, complete.

CONDITION

In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, smart. Light rubbing and markings to the boards causing just a little discolouration. A very small amount of cockling to the head of the front boards. Very minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Front hinge is weak to the beginning of the text block. Evidence of pencil inscription to the recto to the front endpaper. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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