XVI, 288 pages, preface by author, list of plates, and index. The text is illustrated with 57 black-and-white contemporary illustrations, drawings or cartoons. Brown coloured boards with gilt titles on the spine. Red coloured tint to top text block edge. Bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine and shelfwear to the lower book edges. Fading to the red coloured tint to the top paper edge. Browning and foxing is present to the text block edges. Slight offset tanning to the endpapers and the remains of tape can be seen. Previous owner's name to the top edge of the free front endpaper. Erasure mark to the free front endpaper. Browning to the internal pages and previous owner has underlined and placed comments, within the text, in a very light lead pencil. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing illustration by Hogarth " The Beggar's Opera " against a pale gold background with black-and-white writing on the front panel and spine. Rubbing and slight chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the head and to the heel of the spine. Rubbing to all edges and the back panel has become slightly yellow. The remains of tape can be seen on the front fold over panels and the verso of the dust wrapper. " This is a book about the social structure of England just before and just after the first wave of mechanical invention, which in the next hundred years was to transform Great Britain into an industrial nation." -- from the front blurb. Second impression of the First Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Social History ; History -- British; Inventory No: 0104291.