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Title Curiosities of London : Exhibiting the Most Rare and Remarkable Objects of Interest in the Metropolis
Book Condition Fair with no dust jacket
Edition Second Edition
Publisher London: Virtue & Company; 1867
Seller ID 14477
871 pages; 4to (10.25") 26 cm; Tall thick hardcover, black leather over spine and corners, red marbled boards, gilt lettering over red spine band, edges speckled red, [vii] + 871 pages, b/w line diagrams here and there. Title page engraving by J. H. Wray and J. Stephenson. ; Topics include: Amusements. Baths. Churches. Protestant and dissenters chapels. Crypts. Guild Halls. Inns. Libraries. Museums. Piccadilly. Theatres. Much more. ; This is a real book from 1867, not a flimsy overpriced reprint. ; Originally published 1855. This is 2nd edition, 1867. Authored by a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. Complete subtitle: 'Exhibiting the Most Rare and Remarkable Objects of Interest in the Metropolis, With Nearly Sixty Years Personal Recollections, A New Edition, Corrected and Enlarged'. ; Exterior worn and rubbed. Old tasteful b/w bookplate on front endpaper. Light to moderate foxing, mostly to front and rear few pages. Front hinge partly split but textblock intact.