The Glamour of Manchester print (unmounted and unframed)

Sorry, this item has sold.

Glamour of Manchester - fabulous quality silk-coated A2 size print

This iconic design can be found on the cover of a little-known book published by the National Labour Press in 1920. It makes a sterling effort to romanticise the history of Manchester, with gloriously cryptic chapter headings ranging from 'Dickens is inspired on oysters and champagne' and 'Ralph Waldo Emerson gives a party at Lower Broughton', to 'At Rochdale Lord Byron is very bored' and 'Charlotte Bronte has days of misery by Oxford Road'.

The author's obvious love for the city coupled with his dry wit proves surprisingly diverting, and as he sums up on the final page: 'I have written down my Manchester as I saw it. And seeing is often worse than believing'

The book can be found at Manchester's beautiful Chetham's Library, founded in 1653. It is the oldest surviving public library in Britain, housed in a medieval sandstone building in the city centre of Manchester which dates from 1421.

Printed to order on high quality satin coated paper.

Legal imprint