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Views in London : Consisting of the most Remarkable Buildings with an Historical Description of each. 'Copper Plate Edition'

London: R. Miller, n.d. [1820? / 1830?] First edition. (4), 26 leaves printed recto, + 12pp 'catalogue of books and fancy articles'. Prelims consist of engraved title, a blank, an account of London, and a map. Each of the 26 engravings comprises the illustration of a building and its accompanying description. Title page heavily foxed, and some foxing to plates. 12mo, 5.5 x 3.6ins, in contemporary marbled boards, quite scuffed, with a recent spine in green calf, ruled and titled in gilt, quite pretty. Very Good.

Price: 105.00


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[Compiled by William Darton, rewritten by Ann and Jane Taylor and illustrated and engraved by Isaac Taylor, jr.]:
City Scenes, or a Peep into London. [Hand-coloured]

London: Harvey & Darton, 1828. 79pp, preceded by the decorative title page, and with the 84 illustrations (numbered to 87) on 28 plates, as called for. There are descriptions or explanations of each illustration, often cautionary, and with some verse, written for children. Title and plates in this copy are made greatly more characterful and attractive by having been hand-coloured (except illustrations 73-78). Many of the plates, though bright, are thumbed and soiled, with damage to a few corners. Pages generally clean, though a few have some minor soiling. 1887 gift inscription to front pastedown. New (yellow) free endpapers. In the original binding of brown cloth, rebacked and firm, with the original spine relaid; boards decorated with curlicues in blind, front also bears an armorial title in gilt: spine title rubbed. Very nice copy. Very Good.

Price: 480.00


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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. H. Watts:
London: A Souvenir. 25 copyright photographs with descriptive letterpress.

London and Tunbridge Wells: Photocrom Co. Ltd., n.d. [1911]. First edition. [ii] (decorative orange title page and Introduction), followed by the 24 sepia photographs, each c.160x210mm and mounted recto on brown card, with the descriptive text and a vignette on a facing sheet of glazed tissue. Inner edge of Tower of London photograph has a knock and a crease: all otherwise very good: photos bright and clear, perhaps half being lively populated scenes with vehicles. 240x310mm, in the original binding of green cloth, ruled and titled in red, with the 25th (and smaller) photograph mounted thereon, and presented as an album with a cord tie through the spine. The cloth is very discoloured, but with no mustiness or damage elsewhere. In the protected dust jacket of toned paper reproducing the design of the title page (Beefeaters, Tudor Roses, heraldic dragons..): this is stained and soiled with chips to the edges. VG- in G dust-jacket.

Price: 98.00


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Harry Furniss:
Paradise in Piccadilly: the story of Albany.

London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1925. First edition. xiv, (ii), 229pp + [2] adverts. With illustrations from sketches by the author and from photographs. Some foxing, mostly to margins, obtrusive in places, and with a few spots to the fore-edge. In the original binding of textured grey cloth, spine titled in gilt, clean, bright and firm, with a few spots to spine: corners good, slight puckering to spine ends. Very Good.

Price: 40.00


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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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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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