Title: London City; Its History, Streets, Traffic, ...
Publisher: London:The Leadenhall Press; Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.
Publication Date: 1891
Book Condition: Good
SUBSCRIBER'S COPY. xvi, 377 printed pages and one page of publisher's adverts at the end. With a list of subscribers. 300 illustrations, some full-page by W. Luker (Junior), from original drawings. Top edges gilt, others uncut. Marginal foxing particularly on the preliminary leaves. With signed and dated gift dedication from one of the subscribers John Bellows, in a flourishing ink hand on the front free endpaper. 24.5 x 29.5 cm. Original embossed and textured blue cloth. Gilt lettering along the spine and on the upper cover, above a gilt Royal crown design.Bevelled edges. Very slight handling wear to corners and spine. John Bellows (1831-1902), of Eastgate in Gloucester, was a Quaker, publisher, philanthropist, polymath, and vegetarian teetotaller . He gave the book to friend Rose Shipway (of Rodborough in Surrey). Bookseller Inventory # 4363