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Victorian City - Everyday Life in Dickens' London, Flanders, Judith
Victorian City - Everyday Life in Dickens' London

Castle Adamant in Hampstead - A history of Westfield College: 1882-1982, Sondheimer, Janet
Castle Adamant in Hampstead - A history of Westfield College: 1882-1982

Whitehall - The Street that Shaped a Nation, Brown, Colin
Whitehall - The Street that Shaped a Nation

The Shabby Paradise - The Autobiography of a Decade, Baillie, Eileen
The Shabby Paradise - The Autobiography of a Decade

Westminster Hall, Saunders, Hilary St. George
Westminster Hall

Hazard Unlimited - The Story of Lloyd's of London, Brown, Antony
Hazard Unlimited - The Story of Lloyd's of London

Boswell's London Journal 1762-1763, Boswell, James ;   Pottle, Frederick A.        (ed)
Boswell's London Journal 1762-1763

London - The Northern Reaches, Colville, Robert
London - The Northern Reaches

 

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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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London Memories, Adcock, St. John
2 London Memories
Adcock, St. John. Hodder & Stoughton, London, Hardback, 202mm x 137mm buff cloth boards, black titles, , 276+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Frederick Adcock. Good/NoWrapper. Exterior bumped and grubby with some small stains, block edges grubby with foxing, pages and plates clean save for isolated foxing. Undated but likely 1930s volume which offers a tour of London informed by the city's history and literary culture from the Middle Ages onwards. Catalogue: London. Keywords: Thames, Jonson, Chaucer, Pepys. 15423

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The Shabby Paradise - The Autobiography of a Decade, Baillie, Eileen
3 The Shabby Paradise - The Autobiography of a Decade
Baillie, Eileen. Readers Union - Hutchinson, London, 1959. first thus, Hardback, 197mm x 120mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, vii prelims, 190pp. Illustrations by Dick Hart. Good +/Fair. Book has two library stamps and one owner sticker. Has been read but still clean with light wear only. Dustwrapper is darkened and worn with front flap torn at top. Book club edition of 1958 recollection of life in London's East End prior to WW1. Catalogue: London. Keywords: Poplar, slum, Jews, anarchist. 15449

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Violent London - 2,000 Years of Riots, Rebels and Revolts, Bloom, Clive
4 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
5 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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Boswell's London Journal 1762-1763, Boswell, James ;   Pottle, Frederick A.        (ed)
6 Boswell's London Journal 1762-1763
Boswell, James ; Pottle, Frederick A. (ed). The Reprint Society, London, 1952. first thus, Hardback, 204mm x 134mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xii prelims, 360pp. plus index, Good +/Good. Exterior nice and clean, corners bumped, light wear to block edges, tiny mark to right edge, else clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has wear and chipping to edges. Reprint of 1950 selection from Boswell's famous journal of London life in the period November 1762 to August 1763. Edited with Introduction and Notes by Pottle. Catalogue: London. Keywords: London, Boswell, Wilkes, Temple. 15446

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Hazard Unlimited - The Story of Lloyd's of London, Brown, Antony
7 Hazard Unlimited - The Story of Lloyd's of London
Brown, Antony. Peter Davies, London, 1973. first edition, Hardback, 225mm x 144mm cream cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 200+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Fair/Good +. Boards now discoloured with light damp, book otherwise clean and tight with minimal wear. Dustwrapper has been handled, some wear to edges, clean overall. Excellent history of the Lloyd's insurance market from the end of the bowler hat era. Catalogue: London. Keywords: shipping, coffee, insurance, Lutine. 15447

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Whitehall - The Street that Shaped a Nation, Brown, Colin
8 Whitehall - The Street that Shaped a Nation
Brown, Colin. Simon & Schuster, London, 2009. first edition, Hardback, 224mm x 142mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 388+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is clean and tight, handful of speckles to right block edge only. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. Excellent history of the London thoroughfare famed as the centre of British political administration. Catalogue: London. Keywords: Westminster, government, Britain, farce. 15450

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The Tower of London - An artist's portrait, Casson, Hugh ;   White, Richard
9 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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London - The Northern Reaches, Colville, Robert
10 London - The Northern Reaches
Colville, Robert. Robert Hale, London, 1951. first edition, Hardback, 219mm x 140mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 268+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Exterior bumped, edges scuffed, spine faded, some foxing to block edges, differential fading to endpapers, clean overall. Volume from "County Books" series offers a rather lovely tour of North London as it was after WW2, illustrated with photographs and richly informed with history and local lore. Catalogue: London. Keywords: Highgate, Hampstead, Kentish, Tufnell. 15424

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Victorian City - Everyday Life in Dickens' London, Flanders, Judith
11 Victorian City - Everyday Life in Dickens' London
Flanders, Judith. Atlantic Books, London, 2012. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm decorated boards, xxiv prelims, 520+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations.Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. With 90+ pages of notes, bibliography and index, this is a superbly researched and marvellously painted portrait of daily life in mid-19h century London. Catalogue: London. Keywords: urchin, poverty, Thames, empire 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.. 15454

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Kensington, Gaunt, William
12 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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London's Dead - a guided tour of the capital's dead, Glinert, Ed
13 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
14 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)
15 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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16 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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Asprey of Bond Street 1781 - 1981, Hillier, Bevis
17 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
18 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
19 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
20 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)
21 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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22 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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23 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.
24 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
25 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
26 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)
27 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
28 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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Westminster Hall, Saunders, Hilary St. George
29 Westminster Hall
Saunders, Hilary St. George. Michael Joseph, London, 1951. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 143mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 335+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Book has been well read, exterior clean, some wear and foxing to block edges. Dustwrapper (now protected) has wear and chipping to edges with small loss at corners. Excellent history of a great London building, by the sometime librarian of the House of Commons. Catalogue: London. Keywords: Commons, Parliament, chamber, royalty. 15448

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Castle Adamant in Hampstead - A history of Westfield College: 1882-1982, Sondheimer, Janet
30 Castle Adamant in Hampstead - A history of Westfield College: 1882-1982
Sondheimer, Janet. Westfield College, London, 1983. first edition, Hardback, 250mm x 185mm decorated boards, 189pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is tight, bright and clean with minimal wear. Some faint discolouring to rear. "A fascinating and scholarly account of London's first residential college for women." Catalogue: London. Keywords: education, women, Ida, radical. 15451

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