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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.
A Pictorial and Literary Sketch-Book. Contemporary three-quarter leather binding with marbled boards, gilt lettering on spine. This volume covers Baronial Halls of Kent, Bath, Exeter, Leeds and the Clothing District, Newcastle, the Tyne and the Collieries, Ayrshire, North Derbyshire, Nottingham and the Hosiery District, Dublin, Lakes of Killarney, Connamara, North Wales. Illustrated throughout. Endpapers foxed. Corners rubbed.