- This is the first collection of a new Eureka Press series which reprints in facsimile the local town handbooks published in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries on the occasion of the annual conference of the British Association for the Advancement of Science.
- The first collection covers the northern part of England, including Newcastle-upon-Tyne, York, Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool, and Southport.
- Edited by local historians and scientists, the handbooks provided objective data on each city or town, together with many maps: ideal contemporary source materials for those researching Victorian and Edwardian England.
[Newcastle-upon-Tyne] A Hand-book to Newcastle-on-Tyne, 1863, c. 350 pp.
[York] A Handbook to York, 1906, c. 380 pp.
[Leeds and Airedale] Handbook for Leeds and Airedale, 1890, c.140 pp.
[Bradford] Handbook to Bradford and the Neighbourhood, 1900, c. 200 pp.
[Sheffield] Handbook & Guide to Sheffield, 1910, c. 510 pp.
[Liverpool] Handbook to Liverpool, 1896, c. 200 pp.
[Manchester] Handbook of Manchester, 1887, c. 125 pp.
[Manchester] Manchester in 1915, 1915, c. 120 pp.
[Southport] Southport: A Handbook of the Town and Surrounding, 1903, c. 260 pp.