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London Memories

By: Adcock, St. John

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton:

Seller ID: 15423


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: Th... View more info

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The Shabby Paradise - The Autobiography of a Decade

By: Baillie, Eileen

Price: £4.25

Publisher: London, Readers Union - Hutchinson: 1959

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 15449


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 View more info

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Violent London - 2,000 Years of Riots, Rebels and Revolts

By: Bloom, Clive

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Pan: 2004

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 13152


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 View more info

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Boswell's Column 1777-1783 - First Time Printed in Book Form in England

By: Boswell, James ; Baleu ((Ph.D., Yale)), Margery

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, William Kimber: 1951

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13144


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 man... View more info

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Boswell's London Journal 1762-1763

By: Boswell, James ; Pottle, Frederick A. (ed)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, The Reprint Society: 1952

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 15446


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: Lon... View more info

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Hazard Unlimited - The Story of Lloyd's of London

By: Brown, Antony

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Peter Davies: 1973

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15447


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 View more info

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Whitehall - The Street that Shaped a Nation

By: Brown, Colin

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Simon & Schuster: 2009

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15450


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 View more info

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The Tower of London - An artist's portrait

By: Casson, Hugh ; White, Richard

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, The Herbert Press - HM Tower of London: 1993

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13143


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 Casso... View more info

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London - The Northern Reaches

By: Colville, Robert

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1951

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15424


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: Lo... View more info

London's Natural History

By: Fitter, R.S.R.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1945

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 15422


Hardback, 223mm x 150mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 282+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Exterior bumped and faded, block edges grubby from handling but pages and plates clean. "New Naturalist" volume offers a thorough scientific account of the ecosystem of London past and present. Catalogue: London. Keywords: city, naturalist, ... View more info

London Was Yesterday 1934-1939 - Janet Flanner

By: Flanner, Janet ; Drutman, Irving (ed)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1975

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16400


Hardback, 244mm x 196mm red and black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 160pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear and a hint of foxing around block edges, small sticker on front endpaper. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. Drutman-edited collection of reports of an American from London in the years prior to WW2 originally published in the New Yorker, with contemporary photographs throughout.... View more info

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Kensington

By: Gaunt, William

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, B.T. Batsford: 1958

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6257


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... View more info

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London's Dead - a guided tour of the capital's dead

By: Glinert, Ed

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 2008

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14402


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: execut... View more info

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

By: Hanson, Neil

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Corgi: 2002

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 14403


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 View more info

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One Hundred Years in Hampstead - The Story of the Hall School 1889-1989

By: Heazell, Paddy (ed)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Hampstead, London, The Hall School: 1989

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3699


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 View more info

The Dream Makers

By: Henrey, Mrs. Robert

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent: 1961

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 8653


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, fa... View more info

Mr. Gay's London

By: Herbert, A.P.

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Ernest Benn: 1948

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16401


Hardback, 220mm x 142mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 136pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Book has been handled, spine and boards bumped with some faint small stains, block clean with light wear to edges, p.22 stained. Often richly comic tales from the proceedings of London criminal courts in the 1730s - the age of Hogarth and John Gay's "Beggar's Opera.". Catalogue: London. Keywords: London, Hogarth, criminal, peachum View more info

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Asprey of Bond Street 1781 - 1981

By: Hillier, Bevis

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Quartet Books: 1981

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2801


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 View more info

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The Chapel of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

By: Hood, Frederic

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Oxford, Order of the British Empire / Oxford: 1967

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6267


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... View more info

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The Royal House of Windsor

By: Longford, Elizabeth

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1974

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3163


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... View more info

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The Charities of London, comprehending the Benevolent, Educational and Religious Institutions, their origin and design, progress and present position

By: Low (Jr.), Sampson

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low: 1850

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners pencil inscription

Seller ID: 8626


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,... View more info

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Mayhew's Characters

By: Mayhew, Henry ; Quennell, Peter (ed)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Spring Books (Hamlyn):

Seller ID: 13638


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... View more info

The Spell of London

By: Morton, H.V.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1937

Edition: fourteenth edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 14835


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 View more info

The Heart of London

By: Morton, H.V.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1937

Edition: nineteenth edition

Seller ID: 14836


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, Westminste... View more info

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London Gardens of the Past

By: Nussey, Helen G.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, John Lane The Bodley Head: 1939

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14856


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 ... View more info

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Elizabeth's London - Everyday Life in Elizabeth's London

By: Picard, Liza

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Phoenix: 2004

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 14401


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 View more info

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London's Underworld

By: Quennell, Peter (ed)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Spring Books (Hamlyn): 1969

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 13639


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... View more info

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London Pubs

By: Reeve-Jones, Alan

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, B.T. Batsford: 1963

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14834


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 View more info

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Westminster Hall

By: Saunders, Hilary St. George

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1951

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15448


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, Parliamen... View more info

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

By: Sondheimer, Janet

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Westfield College: 1983

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15451


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 View more info