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This is an auction for LONDON: PORTRAIT OF A CITY, compiled by Roger Hudson.

This is a large format Folio Society hardback, in its original slip case.


* Introduction

* From the Romans to Richard III

* The Tudor Capital 1485-1603

* The Early Stuarts and the Protectorate 1603-1660

* From the Restoration to Queen Anne 1660-1700

* Hogarth's London 1700-1750

* The Capital of Europe 1750-1800

* The Capital of the World 1800-1850

* The Hub of Empire 1850-1900

* London at War 1900-1950

* From the Fifties to the Nineties

* Maps review:

"A typically beautiful Folio Society book. This is sort of a history of London, from Roman times up to the 1990s. I say "sort of" because it is not really a complete history of London, but actually what the title says: a portrait. It consists of extracts from source documents such as essays, diaries, letters, novels, and other accounts, mostly by Londoners themselves, but also by visitors to London through the centuries. These accounts are introduced by the author, whose text also adds historical context and ties the book together. Although not a complete history of London, it is an interesting account and there are some really great descriptions of London life you would probably never otherwise come across. Like all Folio editions, it is extremely well illustrated with paintings, drawings, sketches, and, towards the end, a few photographs."

Large format Folio Society hardback 1998.

272 pages.

Beautifully illustrated throughout.

The book is in new condition.

The slip case is in near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95. If you are on rural delivery the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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