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#1 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:13 pm

I don't know how many of you have already got this book, Mike I know it would be of great interest to you, but knowing you most likely you have it already. The Book is "A History in Maps of Birmingham" by Paul Leslie Line price £16.99 from The History Press. I would imagine it would be obtainable cheaper from Amazon Books.

It was one of the books given to me by my grandchildren as a Christmas present (they know what I like). It is full of photos and maps ranging from 1553 through to 1949 a really good book.

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RE: History in Maps

#2 by Deleted User , Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:17 pm

That sounds interesting Phil.



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#3 by signman ( deleted ) , Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:33 pm

Ibought it as soon as it came out Phil, very good book.


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#4 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:12 pm

John

It's one I missed, I have quite an extensive library now of books on Birmingham. it's funny how when it gets near a birthday of Christmas how much interest my grandchildren start to pay my bookshelves. I know what they are up to, but I do wish they would ask because as it is not on my shelf it doesn't mean that I haven't got a book it often means I have lent it out.

Do you get the same trouble, when you lend a book out people seem to think they have been given it as a gift. I think I will go out on a round up one of these days, it will double the size of my library.

Phil


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RE: History in Maps

#5 by Voltman , Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:41 pm

I bought it a while back when Signman recommended it in the books and maps thread.
Very interesting book but I have to put on my magnifiers to read the maps.


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RE: History in Maps

#6 by Sheldonboy , Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:03 pm

Have you tried scanning them and zooming in on screen?


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RE: History in Maps

#7 by Voltman , Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:32 pm

No I haven't, that's a good idea, Thank You SB.


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RE: History in Maps

#8 by Sheldonboy , Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:43 pm

I do sometimes manage the occasional little gem.


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#9 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:49 pm

But do you manage to read a book?

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#10 by mikejee , Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:14 pm

i got it soon after it came out. It is very good, though in some of the maps it is quite difficult to read the detail. I underrstand the problem ,though, that if you have a larger format it will increase the price considerably, which in turn can affect the sales. Some of the maps in it can be viewed on in a more magnified state at the mapseeker site at http://www.mapseeker.co.uk/genealogy/?aid=8
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RE: History in Maps

#11 by Sheldonboy , Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:10 am

Posted by phil
But do you manage to read a book?

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#12 by Voltman , Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:06 pm

I shall put your link in the maps and Directories thread Mikejee.
I have also put all the links there together in a single post.


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