Wednesday, 17 December 2008

The History of Deal

Full title: The History of Deal, and its Neighbourhood, From the Invasion of Britain, on the Shore of Deal, by Julius Caesar, B.C. 55, to the Present Time. Including a Short Sketch of the Life and Death of Colonel Hutchinson; also the Diary of Thomas Powell, Mayor of Deal, in the Years 1703 and 1708; Interspersed with Many Original Articles Never Before Published, by Stephen Pritchard first published in 1864.

I am close to completing the reprint of this book and am looking for a copy of a coloured print of deal in the mid 1800s or before for the cover, any help would be appreciated.


  1. I would love to read about what goes into a reprinting sometime Michael.

  2. Matt it’s pretty straightforward really, most of them are done by scanning the pages as image files and arranging the in a Word document. When I first started I laser printed each side and sorted them out manually, now I have a large printer with a duplex unit. I print the covers separately and staple them together manually. The important thing about local history publishing is not to expect it to make money, then you don’t get disappointed.


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