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    DescriptionThis is a new edition of English Heritage's widely acclaimed study of that great British institution, the public house. First published in 2004, this was described as the best history of the pub available. Now updated and corrected, it offers a scholarly, yet accessible history of the origins of the pub and its development since medieval times. Alcoholic beverages have long formed a part of British culture and over the centuries the authorities have made strenuous efforts to control the form and operation of public drinking establishments (with varying degrees of success!). The Golden Age of pub-building was at the end of the nineteenth century and many of the finest examples are illustrated here. It was brought about by a combination of forces which are all explored - the influence of the Temperance Movement, competition from rival forms of entertainment, and efforts on the part of magistrates and government to improve the pub stock. The book contains a stunning photographic survey of our pub heritage and lists most of the finest and interesting surviving examples. This new edition also explains the changes that have affected pubs, their culture and appearance during the past seven years.

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    Licensed to Sell
    The History and Heritage of the Public House
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Geoff Brandwood, By (author) Andrew Davison, By (author) Michael Slaughter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 200
    Width: 192 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 780 g
    ISBN 13: 9781848020856
    ISBN 10: 1848020856

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25850
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC subject category V2: AMG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01, 10
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    Abridged Dewey: 720
    LC classification: NA
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    BISAC V2.8: ARC005000, SOC002010
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE
    DC22: 725.720942
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, NHD, AMG
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (chiefly col.)
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    31 December 2011
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    Author Information
    The three contributors all have a longstanding interest in and love of the British pub. They are also all members of the Campaign for Real Ale's Pub Heritage Group. Geoff Brandwood is an architectural historian and a former Chairman of the Victorian Society. He has particular interests in the architecture and planning of historic pubs and co-authored London Heritage Pubs (CAMRA, 2008). He has also written widely about Victorian churches. Andrew Davison trained as an archaeologist and now is an Inspector of Ancient Monuments in the North West. He has a special interest in licensing and the regulation of the pub and has written on the buildings of Temperance. Michael Slaughter LRPS has been visiting the last remaining historic pub interiors since introduced to them in 1976. A professional photographer since 2002, specialising in pub interiors, he is editor of Scotland's True Heritage Pubs (CAMRA, 2007) and joint editor of Real Heritage Pubs of Wales (CAMRA, 2010).
    Review quote
    'if there is anything which can inspire us to fight for the survival of the pub this splendid book is it.' ... a book to dip and savour to understand the full richness of a great British institution. Ancient Monuments Society Newsletter Autumn 2012