History, Directory & Gazetteer, of the County of York: With Select Lists of the Merchants & Traders of London : and the Principal Commercial and Manufacturing Towns of England : and a Variety of Other Commercial Information : Also a Copious List of the Seats of the Nobility and Gentry of Yorkshire (Google eBook)

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E. Baines, 1822 - Yorkshire (England)
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I have original copies of Baines's History, Directory & Gazetter of The County of York 1822 & 3. They are in constant near daily use and wouldn't be without them. For historians or just about anyone intersted in the History of the Ancient Ridings - which still exist though some would have you believe otherwise - they are invaluable.
Being in constant use, and no doubt prior to me, the volumes are not in mint condition. I doubt Edward Baines would have wanted that either.
Thank you for putting them on line.
Frazer Irwin.
Born in the City with a Town Hall - Leeds.
 

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