Title: London : being an accurate history and ...
Publisher: London : Joseph Robins and Sons, 57 Tooley Street, Southwark.
Publication Date: 1820
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 2nd Edition
No date, circa 1820. COMPLETE IN SIX VOLUMES. 4to. 6 copper engraved forntispieces and 121 plates, 3 folding maps, 3 folding views & 3 folding plans (very slight browning & mild staining to some). About 100 vignette woodcut illustrations, head and tail pieces in the text. viii,680, xvi (index); 540, xvi (index); 640, viii (index); 595, ii (index); 476, viii (index); lacks half title(?), 584, viii (index) printed pages. Predominantly unopened (except for volumes two and four that have largely opened gatherings. Outer and bottom edges predominantly untrimmed & of slightly varying widths. Printed on cotton rag paper, watermarked 1806. Occasional mild foxing. Gathering 3Q in volume four and leaf PP2 in volume one, misnumbered by the printer. Marginal very slight wormholes in pages 76-8 of volume five and in some of the engraved plate margins in volume three (not affecting the images nor the captions). 15 x 23 cm. Original dark green cloth-backed grey paper-covered boards (some minor wear and corners slightly bumped). Spines with original paper lettered labels (chipped and damaged). David Hughson (1760s-1820s), which may have been a pen name of Edward Pugh, was a writer on the topography and history of London. The work was first published between 1805 and 1809 by James Stratford of Holborn in 149 parts. The engravings are mostly by Ambrose Warren from works by Robert Blemmell Schnebbelie and Edward Gyfford. Other engravers who contributed were William Woolnoth, John Roffe and J. S. Storer. JISC locates just one copy of this particular edition at Birmingham University. Extremely scarce copy in original boards and in unusually original state. Bookseller Inventory # 5023