• Topic: Britain: London

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Count Paul Vasili:
The World of London. (La Societe de Londres).

London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1885. First edition. viii, 300pp, + 32 adverts. Original brown endpapers, with early ownership name to verso. Stain to lower part of first few pages. Contents otherwise good. In the original binding of blue cloth decorated in red, black and gilt, spine titled in gilt: firm, and generally clean and bright, with slight scuffs to joints, spine ends puckered and scuffed, with a small nick at the head. VG.

Price: 65.00

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Hugh R.P. Gamon, under the Aegis of the Toynbee Trust; with an Introduction by Samuel A. Barnett:
The London Police Court, To-day & To-morrow. [Today and Tomorrow]

London: [The Toynbee Trust]: J.M.Dent & Co, 1907. First edition. xviii, 243pp, (i). Partially unopened. Prelims and tail-pages foxed. Text clean, with occasional spotting to untrimmed edges. Top edge gilt. In original navy cloth with emblem in blind to front, spine titled in gilt. Clean, bright and firm, head of spine slightly pulled. A compassionate and precise account of the functioning of the law as experienced by the populace of the time. Scarce. Very Good.

Price: 120.00

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W.W. Walters: with Memories of Early Years by George Bernard Shaw, and special messages by the Lord Bishop of London and Viscount Wakefield:
Ensor Walters and the London he loves. [Signed Copy].

London: Epworth Press, 1937. Second Impression. 166pp, with a frontis portrait. Front free endpaper signed diagonally 'C. Ensor Walters'. A little faint soiling to this endpaper, contents otherwise clean. In the original binding of red cloth, ruled and titled in black: bright and sharp, with slight puckering to spine ends. In the protected unclipped portrait dust jacket. Front panel good with a small chip at the corner, spine good with head scuffed and heavy scuffing to joints - the lower joint partly scuffed through. [The Bernard Shaw connection - he sat with Walters for some years on the St Pancras Vestry and, later, on the new Borough Council.] Very Good+ in G dust-jacket.

Price: 45.00

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Egon Ronay: with a Foreword by Henry Sherek:
Egon Ronay recommends 175 eating places in and around London.

London: Egon Ronay Ltd., [1959]. First edition. 80-page stapled booklet 18.3x12cms, in thin card covers. Front cover design is red, and bears the shop label of the Fakenham garage which originally sold it. Advertisements for Ford cars to rear cover and inside covers. Slight foxing and soiling to both the title page and the centre fold (p40-41). Contents otherwise very clean: the covers, too, are surprisingly fresh. [nb: It appears plain from both the Foreword, and Ronay's Introduction, dated 1959, that this was his first foray into publishing a food guide. This suggests that the mention, in William Grimes' obituary of Ronay, and repeated elsewhere, of a 96-page book called Egon Ronay's Guide to British Eateries, supposedly his first book, and published in 1957, which sold 30,000 copies, is erroneous, at least in the matter of date, and perhaps also of title: I can find no record of an actual copy of that title; and is it likely, after such a success, that he would then produce a smaller booklet? Sherek's Foreword to the present book bemoans the lack of any such guide hitherto, and includes this: <...Mr Ronay's book, therefore, fills this vaccuum and it hoped that the surfeit of good restaurants will spread all over the United Kingdom, so that the author, himself a brilliant international restaurateur, will be encouraged to write a sort of superior Guide Michelin. At present, outside London, he would not need many pages to describe good eating-places. This abysmal dearth in the provinces can surely not go on for much longer...>] . A very good copy of an extremely scarce item. Very Good+.

Price: 150.00

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Parker, Tony:
The People Of Providence, A Housing Estate.

London: Hutchinson, 1983. First edition. 374pp. New unread copy. Contents fresh and clean. In the original blue cloth-textured binding titled in silver, clean, bright and firm, spine ends slightly blunted. In the unclipped pictorial dust jacket, very bright. Tony Parker's classic portrait of a South London High Rise estate, through the mouths of its residents. This copy from the author's estate, and with a tiny bit of foxing to the front endpaper and a little very faint foxing to the closed edges of the pages from long storage. Near Fine in fine dust-jacket.

Price: 25.00

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Alan Robinson:
Imagining London, 1770-1900.

London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. First edition. xix, 291pp, illustrated. Contents very fresh and clean. In the original black cloth-textured binding titled in silver, clean, bright and sharp. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, bright and clean (2mm dark mark on back panel), and slightly knocked to the top edge. A very nice copy. Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: 85.00

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