First edition, first printing. Two volumes. Original brown cloth with gilt lettering to the spines. Both volumes fine and apparently unread, the bindings tight and square, the contents clean and without inscriptions or stamps. The dustwrappers are fine except from a small scuff to the edge of the spine panel of the first volume. Not price-clipped (45s. £2.50 and 50s. / £2.50 net respectively to the front flaps). An excellent set.
Published as part of the 'David & Charles Sources for Social and Economic History' series, Ward's volumes present a series of documents tracing the rise of the factory system in Britain during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Stock code: 19280