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The Year of the Great Exhibition. Oblong format. Black cloth spine. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. Without slipcase, as issued. Spine slightly faded. Slight rubbing to spine and corners. Some very pale page edge browning else contents clean.
A fascinating book. Colour and b/w illustrations of the surveys done in 1585 to 1614. Interesting for people tracing their family history - who lived where... ISBN: 0902087258. A few knocks along cover edges. Browning to endpapers and page edges. Wrapper is faded/browned to spine and edges; a few marks.
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.
NEW BUILDINGS FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON ON THE BLOOMSBURY SITE: A SYMPOSIUM
Written by Thomas Lloyd Humberstone.
Stock no. 2134438
Published by Dryden Press. 1st 1933. Almost very good condition.
White spine, grey boards with white title label to front cover. B/w illustrations. SIGNED by author, with a dedication to a previous owner on front endpaper. Uneven browning to covers. Some foxing and browning to pages internally.
STRANGE CULTS AND SECRET SOCIETIES OF MODERN LONDON
Written by Elliott O'Donnell.
Stock no. 2134437
Published by E.P. Dutton & Co. Inc.. 1st USA 1935. Almost very good condition.
Blue cloth with gilt title to spine. Bumping and wear to spine and corners; some fraying to cloth at corners; a bit of loss. Marks to covers. Grubby marks to half-title page. Browning/foxing to outer page edges.
Ladybird Series 618. Buff boards with colour vignette and titles. Colour illustrations. Spine and corners bumped. Dustwrapper is edge rubbed, lightly foxed and slightly grubby to rear panel. No titles listed on rear flap.
Brown cloth spine. Colour pictorial boards. Colour & b/w illustrations. From Romans through to the Nineties. Merest hint of rubbing to lower corners of book. Contained in decorative brown slipcase in fine condition.
RESTORATION LONDON: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON 1660-1670
Written by Liza Picard; Jenny Uglow.
Stock no. 1821328
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2012. Slightly better than very good condition.
Introduced by Jenny Uglow. Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine and a gilt blocked design to front board. Colour illustrations. Colour pictorial endpapers. Top edge of text block has a light dust stain. Contents fine. Contained in publisher's slipcase which is a little grubby.
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.
Or, The Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq. and his Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom, Accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in their Rambles and Sprees Through the Metropolis. Full leather binding, raised bands to spine and gilt title. Marbled endpapers and text block. 36 hand-coloured plates plus 3 plates of fold-out music. A few b/w illustrations tor text. xvi & 376 pages. This is the First Edition, First issueSpine re-backed with original spine laid down (some loss at top and tail of original). Corners rubbed & worn exposing boards beneath. Front hinge split but binding holding on for the moment (fragile). Contemporary name in ink to first blank page. Binding is otherwise tight. Foxing throughout and browning from facing pages. All plates present, one detached.
With illustrative essays by popular writers. Edited by Albert Smith. Three-quarters blue leather binding, blue cloth boards. Gilt title and raised bands to spine. Marbled endpapers. B/w plates designed and drawn on wood by Gavarni and engraved by Henry Vizetelly. Marbling to text block. Some plates have corner creases and small closed tears to margins. A few grubby marks to contents which are tightly bound (except for front joint). Ex-library with usual markings. Leather spine & corners rubbed & worn with surface loss. Gilt title can no longer be seen on spine. Top of spine worn and frayed. Front joint broken so that front cover is detached. All plates present. A few scattered foxspots. Marbling to text block fading.
PRISON CHARACTERS DRAWN FROM LIFE WITH SUGGESTIONS FOR PRISON GOVERNMENT
Written by F.W. Robinson.
Stock no. 1821317
Published by Spencer Blackett. Circa 1866. Almost very good condition.
Female prisoners in London. Red cloth boards, gilt title to spine, black title to front board with black tooling decoration to edges. B/w frontis of Sarah Swinsford swallowing buttons. 352 pages plus 31 page publisher adverts to rear. Loss to top & tail of spine, 2" split to top of spine. Corners worn with boards exposed. Boards a little marked and darkened. Joints cracked but binding is tight. A few scattered foxspots. Contents lightly browned. Hinges lightly pulled.