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7 b/w plates plus illustrated title page. 'Intended for the profit an amusement of my German countrymen'. English edition by Otto Wenckstern. Re-bound in new tan cloth with gilt title block to spine. New endpapers which are crinkled. Front hinge not glued but tight. A few scattered foxspots to contents.
The French author's love of London and sense of kinship brings insight, wit, and sarcasm and tells of the mysteries and anomalies of English social and political life. Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Foxing to text block and a few scattered foxspots to contents. Red pictorial dustwrapper is lightly faded to spine and a little scuffed.
Top half of boards red floral cloth and gilt title to spine, lower half is dull brown. Green floral endpapers. Boards stained and title faded. Top edge of spine frayed. Spine cocked. Joints cracked. Hinges pulled. A few margin marks.
A full account of life in London's prisons for men. Red cloth boards, title to spine. 2 b/w plates. Covers stained, corners bumped, title to spine dull. Text block browned, top edge of text block has a large black mark. B/w frontis detached.
A humorous study of the trades and professions which make London tick. Cheerful, factual reporting on how the people who punch our tickets or weigh our bananas think, talk, feel and swear about their business. Red boards, gilt title to spine. B/w cartoons. 80 pages. Damp staining to lower edges of boards and dustwrapper and also rear endpaper. Endpapers browned. Scattered foxing. Text block browned. Yellow pictorial dustwrapper is browned and edge-worn with expert repairs, some foxing to dustwrapper also.
TWICE ROUND THE CLOCK: OR THE HOURS OF THE DAY AND NIGHT IN LONDON
Written by George Augustus Sala; Philip Collins.
Stock no. 2134030
Published by Leicester University Press. 1971. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
A fascinating portrait of the London scene and details of Victorian life. With an introduction by Collins. The Victorian Library Series. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0718550080. A few small knocks along cover edges. Wrapper is price-cut with damp marking along bottom edge of spine and front panel; a few small nicks.
READING THE RUINS: MODERNISM, BOMBSITES AND BRITISH CULTURE
Written by Leo Mellor.
Stock no. 2134010
Published by Cambridge University Press. 1st 2011. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Black boards with gilt title to spine. From fires to ghosts, and from flowers to surrealist apparitions - the bombsites of London were both unsettling and inspiring terrains. Yet throughout the years prior to World War II, British culture was already filled with ruins and fragments. ISBN: 9781107009295.
Red cloth with gilt title to spine. Originally published in 1940 by Jonathan Cape, this is the reprint edition. Fold-out map and other b/w plates. Small name and address label stuck to front pastedown. Page edge browning. Wrapper is price-cut with a browned spine and light edge-creasing with a few small nicks.
Pink card wrap booklet. B/w photos. ISBN: 0900278293. Some creasing to cover edges. Staples rusty.
LONDON JOURNAL: A SURVEY OF LONDON LIFE IN THE 1830S
Written by Flora Tristan.
Stock no. 2133989
Published by Goerge Prior. 1980. Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
An English translation from the French. Title to front is: Flora Tristan's London Journal 1840. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0860434044. Newspaper residue/surface pieces left to verso of front endpaper and free front endpaper, which also has previous book sellers sticker stuck to it. Some pencil annotations/marks. Wrapper is edge-creased with a faded spine; some nicks to corners.
Green cloth with black titles. B/w plates. Spotting to covers and outer page edges.
Red cloth with gilt and black titles. With 300 illustrations of roadside curiosities. Spine and edges are darkened. A few marks to covers. Page edge brow3ning. Some foxing, especially to fold-out pages.