Our long-established family shop on three floors in Southport's beautiful town centre, is so easy to find, only two doors from Waterstones, next to the Lakeland shop. We are open from 10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday - Saturday, but from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, selling not only many thousands of unusual and interesting books but also heaps of LPs CDs & sheet music, along with fossils, crystals, minerals, tropical shells, prehistoric, ancient and mediaeval antiquities, some small antiques and curios, a growing selection of coins, and much much more. Only a tiny fraction of our large stock is online. Please check out our regularly updated web pages and do call in the shop when passing.
Heywood & Company 1899/
The Dyer, Calico Printer, Bleacher, Finisher, and Textile Review. Volume XIX -- 1899.
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replete with colourful & unfaded cloth & yarn samples from the heyday of aniline dyes
Heywood and Company, London 1899 ( The Dyer,
Calico Printer, Bleacher, Finisher, and Textile
Review ran from 1879 to 1934);188 pages, very
large format (25 X 35 cm.) "Good plus" to "V.G"
hardback in contemporary brown cloth, just a
little scuffed at edges, as shown in the
accompanying image(s). Interior clean with only
the slightest ageing of paper. Text
illustrations. Containing many wonderfully
unfaded cloth and yarn samples. From the
reference library of the historically important
but recently defunct Clayton Aniline Company, and
bearing its ownership stamp. The Wikipedia entry
on the company during this period is worth
consultin. "Charles Dreyfus was a French
emigrant chemist and entrepreneur, who founded
the Clayton Aniline Company on 29 May 1876. The
company obtained a lease on a parcel of land in
Clayton, Manchester, sandwiched between the
Manchester and Ashton Canal and Chatham Street
(later known as Clipstone Street). With an
initial share capital of £40,000 the company
began production of aniline and aniline salt. In
1894, a brilliant young organic chemist Arthur
George Green joined the company. Green had
discovered the dye primuline in 1887 and under
his guidance the company rapidly expanded its
range of dyes. Green left the company in 1901."
Scarce early volume. Lovely crisp/clean/sturdy
Andrew's well-published "do" for Record Store Day went down extremely well on Saturday; congratulations & 'likes' are still popping onto
our FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/ParkinsonsBooks/ The shop was heaving all day and then on into Sunday with swarming
turntable fans. Swarms more have visited, browsed and bought well into the week. (Jazz has sold particularly well.) We owe a big "thank you"
also to our local newspaper The Southport Visiter http://www.southportvisiter.co.uk/ for all the publicity they gave not only to
us but to other shops in the area celebrating vinyl. All our participating DJs deserve a sizeable dollop of gratitude too.
And --- to change the subject totally --- Sunday was a bumper day for large tropical shell. We now have only one natural Nautilus shell
left and just two pearlised ones. One v. big & beautiful Triton's Trumpet Charonia tritonis and two magnificient specimens of
the Great Yellow Helmet Cassis cornuta still grace the shelves.
Joan's recent acquisition of miniature hindu deities has gone down well.
To add to the week's variety a newly acquired collection of 19th. C. prints of
chicken breeds is queuing up to be sorted & priced.
After many long hours of patient work by Andrew and Liam, the bargain ginnel is now well-lit
and the shop porch is water-proofed and partly re-plastered --- more room for even more quirky stock.
We try during the working week to jot down here some of the changes to the shop and website as they occur.
We hope you are tempted to explore a few more pages.
Please recommend us to your friends.
Joan, Tony & Andrew Parkinson
If you are within 30 miles of the shop, switch that machine off and come and see us.