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Brick red/brown cloth, black and gilt picture of sailing ship to front cover, Big Ben to spine. Gilt titles to spine and front cover. Top edge gilt. 60 tissue-guarded colour plates with b/w chapter head and tail pieces. 3000 copies printed. A & C Black Colour Book 20 Shilling series. Split/tear to spine at top, vertically and horizontally. Bumping to spine and corners. Marks to covers; some spotting. Couple of inch crack/crease to top corner of front cover; some damage to pastedown on verso. Creasing in same place to prelims, including frontis. Erased inscription to front endpaper. Grubby margin marks to contents pages/list of illustrations. Foxing and browning to outer page edges; a few margin marks, but contents are generally still very good.
Very tall format. Green cloth with gilt titles. London 1786. Republication of the 1786 book: Pain's British Palladio or, The Builder's General Assistant. Many b/w diagrams. Bumping to spine. Marks to covers. Foxing to outer page edges.
ANECDOTES OF THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF LONDON DURING THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY (2 VOLUMES)
Written by James Peller Malcolm.
Stock no. 2134926
Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees And Orme. 2nd 1810. Fair condition.
Including The Charities, Depravities, Dresses, and Amusements of the Citizens of London During That Period; With a Review of the State of Society In 1807. To which is added a sketch of the domestic architecture and of the various improvements in the Metropolis. Illustrated with 45 engravings. Second Edition. Cloth spine with paper title onlay. Blue boards. Volume II front cover and prelim pages are almost detached, some other pages are loose, where stitching is starting to come undone. Marks and heavy bumping and wear to cover edges. Some foxing and browning. Possibly good candidate for rebinding! At the moment, a reading set only.
O FUL, TRU, UN PERTIKLER OKEAWNT O BWOTH WAT AW SEED UN WAT AW YERD, WE GOOIN TOO TH' GREYT EGGSHIBISHUN
No author listed. Illustrated by F.J. Sheilds.
Stock no. 2134921
Published by Wrigley Un Son. 3rd 1856. Good condition.
Blue cloth with gilt titles and blind decorations. This book is written in the Lancashire Dialect! B/w illustrations. 3rd edition. Bumping and wear to cover edges and corners. Some scuffing and marking. Some pencil annotations and margin marks. Musty odour to book.
A SURVEY OF THE CITIES OF LONDON AND WESTMINSTER, AND THE BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK (2 VOLUMES)
Written by John Stow; John Strype.
Stock no. 2134858
Published by W. Innys And J. Richardson. 1754. Fair condition.
Very large, heavy format. Leather spines and corners; marbled boards. Containing the Original, Antiquity, Increase, Present State and Government of those Cities, written at first in the year 1698 by John Stow. Corrected, Improved and very much Enlarged in the year 1720 by John Strype. Illustrated with exact maps of the city and suburbs and all of the Wards; and, likewise, of the Out-Parishes of London and Westminster, and the Country ten miles round London. Together with many fair Draughts of the most Emiment Buildings. Sixth Edition. Heavy wear and some loss of colour to leather spine and corners; chipping. A couple of splits to spines. Scuffing to covers. Small white labels to bottom left hand corners of front covers. Foxing and browning; some pages have chipping/bookworm holes. Musty odour to both volumes (From age). A few pages are detached, or almost detached, but loosely inserted. Over 90% of the plates have been removed and page 21/22 of Volume 2 is missing as well (probably accidentally removed when a plate was removed).
Blue cloth spine with white title label. Brown paper boards. 192 pages. Spine browned, title label worn with loss. Boards scuffed and worn at corners. Foxing mainly to endpapers but also a few to contents. Front endpaper is creased.
A Description of the Most Remarkable Buildings and Curiosities in the British Metropolis. Small format. Red cloth spine, plain boards. 66 b/w copper-plate engravings. Top & tail of spine worn, base of spine frayed. Boards grubby and illustrations/titles faded. corners worn. Text block browned with slight shave to lower edge (not affecting contents. Endpapers missing. Contemporary name in ink to top of title page. Joints cracked. 2 pages of plates (6 plates) missing. Top 1.5" of introduction page missing (cut out). Contents are stained and grubby, some damp staining.
THE HERMIT IN LONDON; OR, SKETCHES OF ENGLISH MANNERS (3 VOLUMES)
No author listed.
Stock no. 2134508
Published by Henry Colburn And Co.. Circa 1821. Almost very good condition.
A new Edition in 3 volumes. Leather spines and corners. New binding. These items have been rebound, so have extra endpapers; a few pages are strengthened with paper tape at spine. Wear and rubbing to spines and corners. Bookplates to front pastedowns of each volume. Ink stamp to one prelim. Foxing and page browning.
Selected from Five Centuries of English Verse with pictures by members of the society of illustrators. Large format. Vellum boards, gilt titles. B/w illustrations. All edges gilt. Boards heavily scuffed and marked, 1" split to base of spine and also to middle of front edge of spine. Endpapers browned. Scattered foxspots. Pages 83 -86 detached from binding (center of a section). Some hinges pulled.
Modern binding. Dark green leather spine with raised bands and burgundy title label with gilt title. Marbled paper boards. 14 b/w tissue-guarded illustrations. Light rubbing to board corners. New endpapers. Scattered foxing throughout. Grubby marks throughout.
PIERCE EGAN'S FINISH TO THE ADVENTURES OF TOM, JERRY, AND LOGIC, IN THEIR PURSUITS THROUGH LIFE IN AND OUT OF LONDON
Written by Pierce Egan. Illustrated by Robert Cruikshank.
Stock no. 2134072
Published by John Camden Hotten. Circa 1872. Very good condition.
Modern binding - green leather corners and spine; raised bands to spine; gilt titles. Marbled boards. 36 Hand coloured plates. Large paper edition. New endpapers. Some wear and rubbing to edges of leather. Page browning and some foxing. Margin marks in some places.
To the places of amusement, objects of interest, parks, clubs, markets, docks, principal railway routes and leading hotels: Also A Directory, in a concise form, of First Class Reliable Houses in the various Branches of Trade. Fourth year of publication. Large format. Green cloth with gilt titles and decorations. Bumping and wear to spine and corners; fraying/tearing to cloth with a bit of loss to spine and corners. Marks and spots to covers. Joints are cracked. Publisher information plate pasted to front pastedown. Damp marks to edges of some pages. Some foxing and margin marks.