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Walking Literary London - 25 Original Walks Through London's Literary Landscape, Tagholm, Roger
Walking Literary London - 25 Original Walks Through London's Literary Landscape

Dr. Johnson's London - Everyday Life in London 1740-1770, Picard, Liza
Dr. Johnson's London - Everyday Life in London 1740-1770

London Gardens of the Past, Nussey, Helen G.
London Gardens of the Past

Growing Up Poor in London, Heren, Louis
Growing Up Poor in London

London Pubs, Reeve-Jones, Alan
London Pubs

London River, Tomlinson, H.M.
London River

The Dreadful Judgement - The True Story of the Great Fire of London 1666, Hanson, Neil
The Dreadful Judgement - The True Story of the Great Fire of London 1666

London's Underworld, Quennell, Peter             (ed)
London's Underworld

 

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Murray's Modern London 1860 - A visitor's guide, ,
1 Murray's Modern London 1860 - A visitor's guide
,. Old House Books, Moretonhampstead, Devon, 2003. first thus, Hardback, 158mm x 104mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, lii prelims, 316pp. plus index, Very Good/Good +++. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Fold-out map affixed to front endpaper is clean and creased only as produced. Dustwrapper is clean with just a little wear to edges. Facsimile reprint of classic pocket-sized visitor's guide to Victorian London. Catalogue: London. Keywords: London, Murray, sightseeing. 8655

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Violent London - 2,000 Years of Riots, Rebels and Revolts, Bloom, Clive
2 Violent London - 2,000 Years of Riots, Rebels and Revolts
Bloom, Clive. Pan, London, 2004. first thus, Paperback, 196mm x 128mm , xvii prelims, 597+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been well read, single crease to spine, light wear to block edges. Paperback edition of Bloom's meaty account of street-level politics and violent protest in the long history of England's capital city. Catalogue: London. Keywords: Tyler, Gordon, Suffragette, terrorism. 13152

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Boswell's Column 1777-1783 - First Time Printed in Book Form in England, Boswell, James ;   Baleu ((Ph.D., Yale)), Margery
3 Boswell's Column 1777-1783 - First Time Printed in Book Form in England
Boswell, James ; Baleu ((Ph.D., Yale)), Margery. William Kimber, London, 1951. first edition, Hardback, 236mm x 158mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, XX prelims, 359pp. Good/Good. Book has been well read, block edges grubby ith creasing to top corner of some middle pages, blotchy inked top block edge, spine a little bumped. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some edgewear and chipping, with loss at ends of spine and top rear corner. A collection of 70 articles by Boswell published in "The London Magazine" ftrom 1777 to 1783, covering all manner of convivial themes and subjects, with Introduction and Notes by Bailey. Catalogue: London. Keywords: drinking, love, marriage, hypochondria. 13144

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The Tower of London - An artist's portrait, Casson, Hugh ;   White, Richard
4 The Tower of London - An artist's portrait
Casson, Hugh ; White, Richard. The Herbert Press - HM Tower of London, London, 1993. first edition, Hardback, 263mm x 196mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 64pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been handled, still clean with minimal wear. Ephemera - two admission ticket cards for Tower Bridge. Dustwrapper has been handled, some light edgewear. A collection of watercolours and drawings of lesser-known aspects of the Tower of London by an eminent British artist and architect, with accompanying text by Casson and historian White. Catalogue: London. Keywords: Tower, bloody, Mammon, Mint. 13143

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Kensington, Gaunt, William
5 Kensington
Gaunt, William. B.T. Batsford, London, 1958. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 152pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Fair. Spine and boards bumped but clean, block darkened with light foxing to endpapers, also edges. Binding good. Dustwrapper (now protected) is generally shelfworn with chipping, notably to some edges. A profile of a Royal London Borough which looks at Kensington's great buildings and landmarks. Catalogue: London. Keywords: London, Kensington, history. 6257

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The City of London: a financial and commercial history, Gibson-Jarvie, Robert
6 The City of London: a financial and commercial history
Gibson-Jarvie, Robert. Woodhead/Faulkner, London, 1979. first edition, Hardback, 235mm x 169mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 128pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Spine and boards bumped, some foxing to top block edge, pages otherwise nice and clean, binding good. Dustwrapper has been handled occasionally but basically clean and unmarked. Produced in association with Commercial Union, this is an illustrated history of the financial hub of London. Catalogue: London. Keywords: London, City, bank, history. 6265

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London's Dead - a guided tour of the capital's dead, Glinert, Ed
7 London's Dead - a guided tour of the capital's dead
Glinert, Ed. Collins, London, 2008. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 140mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 309pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book has been read, some faint foxing to block edges, else clean. Dustwrapper has been handled, wear to edges and some indentations. A grimly entertaining account of how Londoners have died over the centuries in all parts of the metropolis, and what happened to their bodies afterwards. Catalogue: London. Keywords: execution, death, graveyard, murder. 14402

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The Dreadful Judgement - The True Story of the Great Fire of London 1666, Hanson, Neil
8 The Dreadful Judgement - The True Story of the Great Fire of London 1666
Hanson, Neil. Corgi, London, 2002. first thus, Paperback, 197mm x 127mm , 448+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations.Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled, edges darkened with some light stains, pages clean, spine not creased. Drawing on modern science as well as original eyewitness accounts, this is the definitive story of the apocalyptic fire which destroyed much of London in September 1666. Catalogue: London. Keywords: inferno, Pudding, Pepys, oxygen. 14403

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One Hundred Years in Hampstead - The Story of the Hall School 1889-1989, Heazell, Paddy             (ed)
9 One Hundred Years in Hampstead - The Story of the Hall School 1889-1989
Heazell, Paddy (ed). The Hall School, Hampstead, London, 1989. first edition, Paperback, 8vo , x prelims, 259pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Book has been read. Block not wholly square, some curling at corners. Self-published celebration of school centenary. Catalogue: London. Keywords: Hampstead, school, Hal. 3699

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10 The Dream Makers
Henrey, Mrs. Robert. J.M. Dent, London, 1961. first edition, Hardback, 215mm x 140mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 248pp. Good/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book has been read, spine and boards bumped and scuffed, spine creased and titles faded, Boots sticker on front. Block clean though edges dusty and grubby from handling. Written under her male nom de plume, this is a popular work by the French-born Madeleine Henrey describing a return to her home country. Catalogue: London. Keywords: Henrey, Paris, fashion. 8653

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Growing Up Poor in London, Heren, Louis
11 Growing Up Poor in London
Heren, Louis. The Quality Book Club, London, 1974. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 142mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 208pp. Good +++/Good +++. Owners inscription. Book has been read, exterior bumped at corners, clean and tight overall, owner sticker on front endpaper. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with light wear only to edges. Book club edition of Times journalist Heren's moving account of growing up poor in London between the wars. Catalogue: London. Keywords: Shadwell, slum, poverty, cockney. 14854

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Asprey of Bond Street 1781 - 1981, Hillier, Bevis
12 Asprey of Bond Street 1781 - 1981
Hillier, Bevis. Quartet Books, London, 1981. first edition, Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 144pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Some faint foxing/speckling to block edges. Dustrawpper has very slight bumping to top of spine. Published to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Asprey's foundation, this is the illustrated history of the famous London jeweller's store. Catalogue: London. Keywords: London, Asprey's, jewellery. 2801

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The Chapel of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Hood, Frederic
13 The Chapel of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
Hood, Frederic. Order of the British Empire / Oxford, Oxford, 1967. first edition, Hardback, 251mm x 181mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiii prelims, 66pp. Colour illustrations.Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is not new and top block edge has some foxing, with light foxing also to first and last pages proper. Otherwise this is a book in excellent condition, feeling sturdy and strong in the hands, with pages clean and colourful. Guide to the history of the OBE and its chapel in the crypt of St Paul's cathedral. Catalogue: London. Keywords: OBE, St Paul's, London, Order. 6267

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The Royal House of Windsor, Longford, Elizabeth
14 The Royal House of Windsor
Longford, Elizabeth. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1974. first edition, Hardback, 25cm x 18cm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 288pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Block edges slightly aged. Some loosening of block and boards. Dustwrapper has some evidence of handling, with light shelfwear along top. Spine faded and bumped at top. The Countess of Longford's affectionate account of the British Royal Family from the creation of the Windsor dynastic title in 1917. Fully illustrated. Catalogue: London. Keywords: Windsor, Royal, Longford, Abdication. 3163

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The Charities of London, comprehending the Benevolent, Educational and Religious Institutions, their origin and design, progress and present position, Low (Jr.), Sampson
15 The Charities of London, comprehending the Benevolent, Educational and Religious Institutions, their origin and design, progress and present position
Low (Jr.), Sampson. Sampson Low, London, 1850. first edition, Hardback, 179mm x 113mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiv prelims, 474pp. plus index, plus advertisments,Fair/NoWrapper. Owners pencil inscription. Spine and boards bumped, ends of spine frayed. Block edges grubby and a little ragged, staining and foxing to opening/closing pages only, pages otherwise clean save for isolated pencil marking, binding tight. Mid-19th century guide to London charitable institutions. Catalogue: London. Keywords: London, charity, hospital, societies This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covered for an appropriate amount of compensation in the event of loss in the post. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 8626

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Mayhew's Characters, Mayhew, Henry ;   Quennell, Peter         (ed)
16 Mayhew's Characters
Mayhew, Henry ; Quennell, Peter (ed). Spring Books (Hamlyn), London, Hardback, 211mm x 155mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, , xix prelims, 360+pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +/Good. Book has been handled, some wear to edges with a little foxing, darkening to endpapers, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn around edges with chipping and some small surface loss. No date or edition stated but likely 1960s selection from Mayhew's classic 1851 account of "London Labour and the London Poor" edited with a note on the English character by Quennell. Catalogue: London. Keywords: urchin, gangster, prostitute, actor. 13638

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17 The Heart of London
Morton, H.V.. Methuen, London, 1937. nineteenth edition, Hardback, 174mm x 108mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, nineteenth edition, x prelims, 208pp. Good/NoWrapper. Exterior clean with a few small marks, block edges have some foxing, bottom edge ragged, differential fading to endpapers, clean overall. Later edition of Morton's classic 1925 collection of anecdotal sketches which reveal the character of London very much like his similar "Spell of London." Catalogue: London. Keywords: Thames, capital, Westminster, fog. 14836

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18 The Spell of London
Morton, H.V.. Methuen, London, 1937. fourteenth edition, Hardback, 174mm x 108mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, fourteenth edition, x prelims, 213pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Exterior clean with a few small marks, block edges ragged with some foxing, latter also to some pages proper. Later edition of Morton's classic 1926 collection of anecdotal sketches which reveal the character of the imperial capital city as it was. Catalogue: London. Keywords: Thames, city, bridge, Piccadilly. 14835

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London Gardens of the Past, Nussey, Helen G.
19 London Gardens of the Past
Nussey, Helen G.. John Lane The Bodley Head, London, 1939. first edition, Hardback, 224mm x 142mm pink cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 126+40pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/Good. Book has been well read, generally bumped and grubby around edges from handling, spine semi-detached and darkened at rear. Dustwrapper (now protected) has been handled and is now darkened by age. Rather lovely illustrated account of great London gardens of the past, including those of church and nobility as well as dedicated scientific gardens. Catalogue: London. Keywords: horticulture, palace, Ely, Kensington. 14856

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Dr. Johnson's London - Everyday Life in London 1740-1770, Picard, Liza
20 Dr. Johnson's London - Everyday Life in London 1740-1770
Picard, Liza. Phoenix, London, 2003. second thus, Paperback, 197mm x 130mm , xxi prelims, 371+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has minimal wear, no creasing to spine, some smudge marks to block edges, pages and plates clean. Second softcover edition of Picard's very readable guide to life in London in the mid-18th century. Catalogue: London. Keywords: Massie, church, city, Georgian. 14857

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Elizabeth's London - Everyday Life in Elizabeth's London, Picard, Liza
21 Elizabeth's London - Everyday Life in Elizabeth's London
Picard, Liza. Phoenix, London, 2004. first thus, Paperback, 197mm x 127mm , xxvi prelims, 389+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been well read, edges grubby from handlimg, some curling of bottom corner, pages clean. A superbly informed and highly readable account of London and the life of Londoners in the age of Queen Elizabeth. Catalogue: London. Keywords: Thames, water, trade, port. 14401

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London's Underworld, Quennell, Peter             (ed)
22 London's Underworld
Quennell, Peter (ed). Spring Books (Hamlyn), London, 1969. first thus, Hardback, 211mm x 155mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 7th impression, , 427+pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +/Good +. Book has been handled, light wear and a little foxing to block edges, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper has some wear to edges, flattened tear at bottom rear, else clean. Selections from Mayhew's classic 1862 account of "Those That Will Not Work" - low-life Londoners engaged in all manner of nefarious activities - edited by Quennell. Catalogue: London. Keywords: crime, prostitution, beggary, burglary This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 13639

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London Pubs, Reeve-Jones, Alan
23 London Pubs
Reeve-Jones, Alan. B.T. Batsford, London, 1963. first edition, Hardback, 189mm x 129mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 200pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Miriam Macgregor. Good +/Good +. Book has been read over years, light wear to edges, pages clean. Dustwrapper is clean with some wear and chipping to edges. A-Z guide to some noteworthy London pubs as they were in the early 1960s. Catalogue: London. Keywords: tavern, boozer, beer, inn. 14834

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The Microcosm of London, Summerson, John
24 The Microcosm of London
Summerson, John. Penguin, London & New York, 1943. first edition, Hardback, 184mm x 124mm decorated boards, 48pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by T. Rowlandson, A.C. Good/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped and chipped at corners, spine surface loss also, block basically clean. 16 plates of London life scenes by Rowlandson and Pugin originally published by Ackermann in the early 19th century. With accompanying text by Summerson in this wartime King Penguin volume. Catalogue: London. Keywords: Christie's, Carlton, St. Luke's, London. 11069

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Walking Literary London - 25 Original Walks Through London's Literary Landscape, Tagholm, Roger
25 Walking Literary London - 25 Original Walks Through London's Literary Landscape
Tagholm, Roger. New Holland, London, 2001. first thus, Paperback, 210mm x 147mm , 176+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback is clean in protective plastic jacket, with some middle pages just a little crinkly. An exploration of the "lives, loves, homes and haunts of a multitude of writers" across the metropolis of London. Catalogue: London. Keywords: Bloomsbury, Dickens, Blake, Hampstead. 14863

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London River, Tomlinson, H.M.
26 London River
Tomlinson, H.M.. Cassell, London, 1921. Hardback, 212mm x 142mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, , 268pp. Good/NoWrapper. Book has been well read and is now worn and bumped and grubby in places, some outward bowing also, but still tight with pages clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and chipped around edges with some small loss in places. Curious and near-mystical account of the Thames as a gateway to the sea beyond. Catalogue: London. Keywords: Thames, Limehouse, Poplar, tidal. 14787

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Jack West Funeral Director, West, Jack
27 Jack West Funeral Director
West, Jack. Arthur Stockwell, Iflracombe, 1988. first edition, Hardback, 224mm x 139mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 128pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections save for bumping to top of boards. Pages nice and clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has just a little wear to flaps. Recollections of sixty years in the largest family funeral business in the East of London. Catalogue: London. Keywords: Funeral, London, Dagenham, West. 6269

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The Collections of the British Museum, Wilson, Sir David M.
28 The Collections of the British Museum
Wilson, Sir David M.. British Museum, London, 1990. second thus, Paperback, 247mm x 188mm , 304pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been well read, some wear from handling, spine colour faded, price sticker on rear, block edges darkened, pages otherwise clean. Second paperback edition of superb "in-house" guide to the treasures of the British Museum, two-column text fully illustrated throughout. Catalogue: London. Keywords: Assyria, ethnographic, oriental, Egyptology. 13142

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