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LONDON 1066-1914: LITERARY SOURCES & DOCUMENTS (3 VOLUMES)
Written by Xavier Baron.
Stock no. 2134075
Published by Helm Information. 1997. Slightly better than very good condition.
Blue leather-look covers with gilt titles and borders. Edited and with an introduction by Baron. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 1873403437. A few small knocks to spines and along cover edges; tiny chip/tear to top of Volume 1 spine. Light marks to some outer page edges. Contents are excellent!
A. & C. Black Colour Book. Dark green cloth, gilt. 75 tissue-guarded and captioned colour plates. Front cover is slightly bowed. Bumping and wear to spine and corners; knocks to edges. Marks to covers. Bookplate to front pastedown. Half-title page is stuck to front endpaper, with lengthy inscription in ink to verso. Glue marks to front endpaper. A few tissue-guards have small tears - or have partially come out. Foxing and page edge browning to outer page edges, endpapers and margins. All plates present.
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.
THE LONDON APPRENTICE AND THE GOLDSMITH'S DAUGHTER OF THE WEST CHEPE;
Written by Pierce Egan.
Stock no. 2134069
Published by W.S. Johnson. 1st 1852. Good condition.
Volumes 1, 2 and 3 complete and bound together in dark blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Fold-out frontis. B/w illustrations. Spine is browned with chipping/fraying to cloth along edges. Damp stain to rear cover. Other marks to covers. Tape to front joint. Inscription in ink and pencil inscription to front endpaper. Rear joint cracked. Page edge browning; some foxing. All parts and plates are present, including frontispiece (which is absent from many copies). Frontis has tape repairs to verso.
Cloth spine with title label. Brown mottled covers. American edition. SIGNED by Hamiliton Hadden (Polo player) to front endpaper, with his bookplate to front pastedown. Grubby marks to spine. Bumping and chipping along cover edges. Half-title page has a couple of inch tear next to spine at top. Page edge browning.
JIPPING STREET: CHILDHOOD IN A LONDON SLUM
Written by Kathleen Woodward. Illustrated by Leon Underwood.
Stock no. 2134066
Published by Harper And Brothers. 1st USA 1928. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.
Blue cloth spine and corners; paper covered boards. Tipped-in frontis by Underwood. American edition. Paper title label to spine is starting to unstick. Browning. Bookplate to front pastedown. Wrapper is torn and chipped with some pieces of loss; browned with some foxing.
Dark blue cloth with white title to front cover, black and white decorations. Uneven fading to spine and cover edges; some bumping; a little fraying to cloth; tear across spine to top. Some marks to covers. Name in ink to front endpaper. Page edge browning; foxing.
Blue cloth with gilt title to spine. Jack While was an unofficial Recorder of the London Fire Brigade. Foreword by Wallace. B/w illustrations. Ex-lib. with some markings and stamps. Heavy wear to covers; uneven fading, some scuffing and some fraying to cloth. Foxing.
BABYLON THE GREAT: A DISSECTION AND DEMONSTRATION OF MEN AND THINGS IN THE BRITISH CAPITAL (2 VOLUMES)
Written by Robert Mudie.
Stock no. 1820501
Published by Charles Knight. 1st 1825. Good condition.
A book about London, 'in its confusion of tongues, of people, and of employments, it is Babylon; and in all its attributes it is "Babylon the Great."' A two volume set. Leather spine and corners, marbled paper boards. Raised bands and gilt title label to spines. Boards scuffed and worn at edges. Volume II is cracked to outside front spine edge with slight loss of leather to top. Contemporary inscription in ink to front endpapers. Volume II has insect damage to gutter edge of prelims. Scattered foxing and age marks throughout.
LONDON AT SCHOOL: THE STORY OF THE SCHOOL BOARD 1870-1904
Written by Hugh B. Philpott.
Stock no. 1820500
Published by T. Fisher Unwin. 1st 1904. Good condition.
The story of the London School Board. Red cloth boards, black titles. B/w photos. Ex-lib with usual marks mainly to text block and front endpapers. Boards a little grubby. Spine browned and marked. Front joint starting to crack from base. Hinges pulled but binding tight. Text block browned. Contents generally clean.
Blue cloth, gilt titles. B/w photos. Introduction by George Thomas. ISBN: 0903434059. Spine bumped at head and tail. Top edge of textblock slightly grubby else contents fine. Dustwrapper is slightly edge worn, has white marks and original price-label to front panel.