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Buxton, Neil K  The Economic Development of the British Coal Industry: From the Industrial Revolution to the Present Day, Batsford, 1978, pp297.  Hb.  VG/VG.  Spine sunned.  A comprehensive and balanced history.  £4.95

Down C G and Warrington A J  The History of the Somerset Coalfield, D&C, 1971, pp283 with pp16 of illustrations.  Address label inside the covers.  Hb.  VG/VG-.  A well-researched history of the eighty or so collieries that have been sunk in Somerset since 1750.  £12.50

Ellis, Norman  South Yorkshire Collieries on Old Postcards, Reflections of a Bygone Age, 1995, pp36. Yesterdays Yorkshire Series No.2.  Pb.  VG.  A selection of picture postcards with informative captions.  £2.95

Griffin A R  The Miners of Nottinghamshire 1914-1944:  A History of the Nottinghamshire Miner’s Unions [Vol.2], Allen & Unwin, 1962, pp323.  No dust wrapper.  VG.  £4.95

Hughson, Irene  The Auchenharvie Colliery An Early History, Stenlake, 1996, pp36.  Pb.  NEW.  A carefully researched history of this North Ayrshire colliery that was devastated by a pit disaster on August 2, 1895 in which nine lives were lost.  £2.95

Hutton, Guthrie  Mining, Ayrshire’s Lost Industry: An illustrated history of the mines and miners of Ayrshire and Upper Nithsdale, Stenlake, 1996, pp112.  Large format Pb.  NEW.    £5.95

Lloyd George, David  Coal and Power - The Report of an Enquiry presided over by The Rt. Hon D Lloyd George, Hodder & Stoughton, 1924, pp139 with 16pp of plates illustrating the appalling housing conditions endured by miners families in the 20s.  Pb.  VG-.  There is a horizontal crease across the front cover - possibly tied with string at some point?  A comprehensive report of an inquiry, headed by Lloyd George, into the British mining industry and the future of electric power.  £4.95

Mundell, Frank  Stories of the Coal Mine, Sunday School Union, 1895, pp160.  An old bookplate inside the front cover records that the book was originally awarded as a school prize.  Hb.  No dust wrapper.  Fair+.  Some wear on the front edge of covers & at the corners.  A 19th century view of coal mining.  £6.95

Parker T  Red Hill: A Mining Community,  Heinemann, 1986, pp196.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Examines the thoughts and feelings of a community whose coal mine is scheduled for closure in the aftermath of the miners’ strike of 1984-5.  A vivid social document.  £4.95

Powell, David  The Power Game: The Struggle for Coal, Duckworth, 1993, pp244 plus pp8 of illustrations.  Pb.  VG.  A political and economic history of coal mining in Britain.  £3.95

Robertson, Alastair F  January 28th 1908: The Story of the Roachburn Pit Disaster, Hundy Publications, 1997, pp44.  Pb.  VG.  The Roachburn Pit was located some six miles from Brampton in Cumbria.  £5.95

Sargent A J  Coal in International Trade, P S King, London, 1922, pp73.  Pb.  VG-.  Some browning and creasing on spine, otherwise VG.  Professor Sargent studies the important role played by coal exports in the world economy before and after WWI.  £5.95

Temple, David  The Collieries of Durham Vol.1, Trade Union Printing Services, 1993, pp126 with 123 photographs.  Pb.  VG.  There is a tiny repaired nick in the cover at the base of the spine.  A historical sketch of eight of the 129 collieries in Durham that were nationalised in 1947.  £9.50

Temple, David  The Collieries of Durham Vol.2, Trade Union Printing Services, 1994, pp126 with numerous illustrations.  Pb.  VG.  A historical sketch of the collieries at Chopwell, Dawdon, Easington, Greenside, Mainsforth and South Moor.  £12.50

Townshend-Rose H  The British Coal Industry, A&U, 1951, pp162.  Hb.  No dust wrapper.  VG.  An account of the nationalisation of the coal industry and its subsequent organisation.  £4.95

Tuck, James T  The Collieries of Northumberland Vol.1, Trade Union Printing Services, 1993, pp109 with 113 photographs.  Pb.  VG.  A historical sketch of 26 collieries which were still in existence on Vesting Day 1947 in the county of Northumberland.  £9.50

Tuck, James T  The Collieries of Northumberland Vol.2, Trade Union Printing Services, 1995, pp114.  Pb.  VG.  A historical sketch of twelve further collieries which were still in existence on Vesting Day 1947 in the county of Northumberland.  £12.50

Warnes, Arthur R  Coal Tar and Some of Its Products, Pitman & Sons, [1918], pp105 with illustrations of factories and machinery.  Pitman's Common Commodities & Industries Series.  No dust wrapper.  Fair+.  Slight wear to the covers at the corners and at the head & base of the spine.  £6.95

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